Transition and Discharge Phase
When beginning the practice of a diet to recover the health, it is
not uncommon to experience some unusual physical and mental symptoms.
Some of these may be uncomfortable but are no cause for alarm. Most
of these symptoms are helpful signs that the body is responding to
recent dietary change by eliminating (discharging) accumulated excess
resulting from past eating. These symptoms of discharge and adjustment
are part of the natural healing process and signify that our systems
are regenerating themselves, dislodging and throwing off the excess
that has accumulated over many years of imbalanced diet and lifestyle.
The reactions of a normal and safe transition should last no longer
than several days on average although a few symptoms may last up to
4 months until our blood quality changes thoroughly.
(Parts adapted from The Book of Macrobiotics, by Michio Kushi with
Alex Jack, Japan Publications © 1987) For further information,
consult the TRANSITION AND DISCHARGE