I experienced mucus release especially in the lung and sinus areas. I thought I had the flu. Although I had been a vegetarian for years, I had recently stopped all dairy. Having suffered from IBS and Leaky Gut Syndrome for years I thought that yogurt, kefir, probiotic dairy drinks were helping me. I thought I needed cheese for calcium.
After watching the documentaries Food Inc, Forks Over Knives and Eating, I wanted to try life without dairy. Like many of you I loved cheese, eggs and their uses in cooking. it never occurred to me that I was harming my insides because I was a vegetarian.
Finally my digestive tract failed and one day I woke up covered in a rash. That was two years ago. Now I am back to normal but it was a long learning process. I kept eating more and more yogurt and I kept getting worse until my body was covered in eczema, psoriasis and other examples of dermatitis.
To cut a long story short. I eventually figured it out and gave up alcohol, sugar and dairy. The very next day my life changed. Immediately my bowels system responded well. Immediately the pressure came off my interior and exterior haemorrhoids and I can tell you now that they have disappeared completely. This was the most unexpected surprise and benefit of my diet. I had been suffering since I was a teenager with haemorrhoids and now they are gone!
However two weeks after that, I started coughing and expelling mucus and phlegm. I was coughing up phlegm for weeks. I thought I had a lung disease. So if it happens to you, don't worry, its your body releasing. With me it was quite severe, sometimes causing my throat to gag and I would throw up, but it felt like it was coming out of my lungs not my stomach. Also my sinuses were expelling a lot of mucus, all clear coloured but very blobby.
It was all worth it. As a bonus my sinuses cleared and my throat and mouth are healthy now, no longer covered with a film of gunk. I am free of body odour and bad breath as well. I do use a neti pot regularly to keep my sinuses healthy. But for sure my mouth is healthier now I can see my tongue is more pink than it used to be. It used to have a slimy film on it before. I am a new person now even at this age I fell like I've had a body transformation. It didn't cost a dime, I just cut out sugar, alcohol and dairy. Also I now live on a plant based diet but I was a vegetarian many years before I quit those three things.
I quit smoking 8 years ago, I think my lungs may have started clearing only after I gave up dairy, so this vegan detox symptom may affect smokers only? I don't know.
I don't want my body to be ridden with candida on the inside again.