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During a healing crisis, your body is eliminating years of stored toxins to give room for the repair of damaged cells and tissues. The elimination of these years of wastes gives rise to a healing crisis.
And during this process, you feel worse, old symptoms come back and then they begin to disappear. Some of the symptoms you will experience are fever, chills, rashes, flushing, headaches, muscle pains, low blood pressure, and headaches.
Endotoxins are released into the bloodstream during a healing crisis. They are produced by infectious bacteria and this triggers an inflammatory response.
These released toxins circulate in your bloodstream and interfere with a lot of processes in the body. They also activate macrophage activity and stimulate a lot of inflammatory immune responses in your body.
These endotoxins are released when the microbes die and the higher the number of infectious microbes killed, the more severe the healing crises.
Viruses and yeasts are also destroyed during a natural healing protocol. It is this destruction of infectious microbes that reduce the endotoxins and improve the symptoms.
If you understand this well, you won’t be afraid, angry, or depressed during a healing crisis. You know it’s the result of detoxification and you will be able to endure all through the process.
Ways to Support Your Body During A Healing Crisis
This is one of the fastest ways to get rid of toxins, especially in fatty tissues and fat cells. Juice fasting also reduces the energy your body uses in digestion and channels it to your immune system for healing.
Contact a nutritionist to help you through the process or you can reach out to us and we will gladly help you.
During this fast, all you consume are freshwater, herbal teas, fruit or vegetable juices, fermented beverages, coconut water kefir, ACV, and other functional foods that are easy on the digestive system.
Functional foods and fruit juices are rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients the body needs to repair the damage caused by free radicals and also stop oxidative stress.
They enhance physiological functions and promote both mental and physical wellbeing.
Take Fermented foods
Fermented foods promote detoxification. This includes fermented foods and beverages. The high concentrations of healthy bacteria in these foods help get rid of the pathogens and their substances that the body is getting rid of.
Although fermented foods can trigger a healing crisis, they speed up the detoxification of substances not wanted from the body. People who eat a lot of foods high in sugar will have healing crises when eating fermented foods.
One way fermented foods help the body is to establish healthy gut bacteria. This is the key to overcoming any health challenge you can think of because 70 to 80% of your immune system lies in your gut.
Take bitter herbs
Bitter herbs have been used as medicines since the beginning of human history. Examples of bitter herbs are ginger, artichoke, milk thistle, bitter leaves, and cilantro.
They fight inflammation and cleanse the digestive tract. They also stimulate the functions of your kidneys and gallbladder. They also help the detoxification pathways in the blood.
Detoxify your body
You need specific cleanses to help your body detox well. We have specific organ cleanses like:
- Colon detox
- Liver detox
- Kidney detox
- Lung detox
- Skin detox
- Intercellular detox
And in some chronic conditions, we go on a three weeks healing protocol called whole body detox. These are ways we help the body cleanse and repair itself and this will set the stage for healing.
Other ways you can detox are through the use of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or other detoxifying drinks. Lemon juice and ACV are stocked with antioxidants and polyphenols that boost your immune system and kills bad microbes inhabiting your gut.
You can also detox with activated charcoal. It has the ability to absorb various toxins and it stops them from damaging the body. All toxins that cause inflammation and tissue damage are removed by activated charcoal.
Eat foods rich in sulfur
These prevent and treat infections. Examples of sulfur-rich foods are garlic, onions, cucumber skins, etc. sulfur is used to boost the natural antioxidants of the body like glutathione.
These foods are also rich in Quercitin, a powerful phytochemical that reduces inflammation, boosts detoxification, reduces toxins in the body, and speed up healing.
Incorporate these foods into your daily diet so that you can benefit from their protective and therapeutic powers.
Focus on the positive side
It’s possible to slip into depression, anxiety, and worry during this time but if you understand why your body is acting this way, you will focus your attention and focus on the end result.
Every day, look in the mirror and say to yourself: “I am happy I am healing and becoming healthier”. Say this with all seriousness and without a doubt and your body cells will go to war for you.
Doubts, anxiety, worry, fear, depression, and other negative emotions will make healing difficult.
Improve your intake of clean water
One of the best things you can for your body at this time is to increase your intake of fresh and clean water. Water flushes toxins out of your body and it optimizes your health.
You need 2 to 4 oz of water every 15 minutes to heal. Water flushes wastes out of your lymphatic system and it also improves the functions of the detoxification pathways of the body.
Apart from your fermented foods, you can choose to take probiotic supplements. These supplements contain healthy bacteria and improve your gut flora so you can have a healthy immune response.
Probiotics also boost the detoxification pathways of the body by improving the motility of your gut and also by neutralizing endotoxins.
There are also prebiotic supplements, they serve as food for the probiotics. A combination of probiotics and prebiotics is called synbiotics.
There are also postbiotics and these are supplements containing the products or substances released by healthy bacteria. And they stay longer and act in the body even after the parent microbe is dead.
If you need help with any of this, contact us.
Get adequate sleep
When going through a healing crisis, you need 10 to 12 hours of sleep daily. 8 to 9 hours of this sleep should be in the night. This allows deep healing and rejuvenation to take place at the cellular level.
At night, you are not using any energy, so all is left for the immune system to use. Deep and restorative sleep also reduces pain, stress, inflammation, and hastens the process of repair and healing.
Get massage, acupuncture, or meet a chiropractor
These palliative care methods can boost your immune system, help you relax well, and promote healing. You can also meditate, walk in nature, journal your experiences, pray, and pick up new hobbies.
Sipping on broth is an excellent way to increase your nutritional status to help your body. Broth improves your immune functions and fights inflammation.
There are two types of broth: bone broth and vegetable broth. Bone broth is made from organic animal bones and there are rich sources of amino acids like proline and glycine.
Vegetarians and people who have been restricted from taking animal products can use vegetable broth. They are rich in nutrients which are critical to tissue healing.
Use essential oils
These therapeutic oils have relaxing and immune-boosting properties. Examples are frankincense, lavender, etc. They also reduce the symptoms of a healing crisis.
You can diffuse them in your home, inhale, use them topically, and some can be ingested under the supervision of your naturopath.
While going through a healing crisis, always remind yourself that these symptoms are temporal and that they are signs that your body is releasing old waste products and toxins that led to your disease in the first place.
Remember, in natural healing, it always gets worse before it gets better. If you don’t experience a healing crisis on a natural healing protocol, then you are not healing.
With these tips, you will be able to go through the storm victoriously.