lol. differentiating detox from a grumpy personality may be difficult; but I will give it a try;
Detox is a "short" transient phase (days, weeks, even months)where one can see a worsening on different levels; like fever, sweating, tiredness, anger, skin outbreaks, etc. In homeopathy we call it a "first exacerbation" (dont know if that is the right expression)
Recognizing this detox/worsening phase was a substantial part of my homeopathic school; what I found very interesting when starting Iodine was the fact that it had similar phases.
-this detox phase is followed by a longer improvement phase on the same levels, better energy, better mood and physical appearance.
In Iodine supplementation we may have waves of detox along the way, so after months of improvement one may have down again. Observing kids and cats is interesting as they dont exuse their behaviour (its detox, its my mom, its my ..), they just act. I may bee a geek or this may be due to my education, but I really have learned a lot from observing!
One of my cats used to have angry fits, was generally grumpy to the point I almost put him down as he attacked
small kids if they tried to cuddle him. He has been on Iodine for almost as long as me and this side of his personality is WAY better now.
The other cat I have used to be shy and anxious, would leave the house as soon as someone he didnt know entered.
Now he is much better too; even stop and say hello to my neighbours.
Their personality is still intact, but they are more in balance than before.