Well, I finished my detox last Monday. It felt great to be able to eat again. I started off with fruit and a couple of vegetables, and then gradually reintroduced other things like bread and meat. Now I feel pretty much the way I did before the detox. I didn't notice any change in my flu-like symptoms; the nasal congestion and post nasal drip continued throughout. I'm even more skeptical of the whole detox idea now; I suspect the guy who put me onto it recovered for some other reason and just attributed it to the cleanse. After all, our bodies are constantly expelling waste they don't need... I can't see any reason why it would do it more efficiently just because we've replaced normal eating with a juice concoction. But I can add it to the list of things I can say I've tried, and I think having a whole week where I rested and didn't go out was good for me. If your symptoms are like mine, I'd recommend skipping the detox and having a one-week stay-at-home retreat where you eat healthy food instead.
What helped more this week was going to a sharing group that formed after my last path of love, and talking about just how scared I feel. I found myself crying unexpectedly. I think my inner child has a lot of nervous tension locked away. Releasing some of that made me feel a lot better. I'll be going to the group regularly, so I'm hoping for more similar breakthroughs. This weekend I'm studying David Shade's Erotic Hypnosis program... I'm fascinated by the power of the mind so this should be interesting!