2. Anti-inflammatory foods and supplements - giving your body a natural anti-inflammatory boost can assist with reducing the severity of inflammation-related die-off symptoms. Our go-to anti-inflammatory supports include: > Omega-3’s - from good quality fish oil supplements or food based sources such as flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts and oily fish. > Anti-inflammatory spices - adding turmeric, ginger and cinnamon to your food or having them in tea is an easy option. > Antioxidants from green leafy vegetables and dark colored berries. > Additional supplements like glutathione, quercetin and vitamin C can also help when needed.
The Metabolic Hinterland.
Surviving "Die Off"
Water should help with all the side effects. Increase your water intake when you are detoxing. When your body doesn’t have enough water, your kidneys cannot effectively rid your system of toxins. Not staying hydrated may increase detox symptoms and delay the detoxification process.
All of these various glycoconjugates act as toxins when released after the destruction of the cell wall of the main organism, which trigger pro-inflammatory responses. Basically your immune system starts working overtime to kill and clear these toxins from your body to avoid infections hanging around. LPS specifically, is also an exogenous pyrogen or fever-inducing substance, which explains the flu-like bacteria die-off symptoms experienced by many people during eradication. While inflammation is a natural response of the immune system and needed to overcome infection, it can, in the short term, lead to symptoms like aches and pains, skin rashes, headaches, etc, which we often describe as die-off.
If all is well with metabolism, the body switches into fat burning (and it takes 1-2 weeks for this to happen) and all the above symptoms which we associate with low blood sugar disappear.
2. Immune response.