That opens more questions!
First, how can I buffer the detox? Specifically the headaches...I really have a hard time with headaches. The other stuff I can handle for the most part.
Next, nutrition... Is it cumulative nutrition or more immediate? I was raised on the standard American diet of the 70s and 80s (not great, but not as bad as SAD today). As a young adult, my nutrition/diet was worse than ever. It was later when I started eating healthier and healthier (gradually). We eat much healthier than SAD now, but we're not on a specific diet like all the ones I see here on MDC (GAPS, Candida, primal, traditional, etc). Most of our produce is local, organic from our CSA or our backyard (and we eat a mix of raw and cooked). We cook most of our meals from basic ingredients, but not everything is organic. We eat some packaged foods, but fast food is extremely rare (a couple times in last five years).
It all seems so relative. Compared to MDC families, we eat on the less healthy side. Compared to local friends, we eat slightly better (and we live in a health-conscious area). Compared to relatives, we eat WAY better. Then, there is the source of "what is healthy?" A whole 'nother topic!
Last, since I am not taking any life-saving meds/supps, does it matter when I take the clay? Aim for between meals, but don't worry about it otherwise??? How much clay will help things progress without causing too much distress? I need to get through another few days of commitments, and then I have a month where I can go full-on.