DETOXIFYING & A HEALING CRISIS USUALLY GO HAND IN HAND
Have you noticed when you do a detox or some other cleanse or healing protocol that you feel worse for a bit?
That your symptoms seem like they are getting worse not better?
That is because your body is experiencing a healing crisis.
WHAT IS A HEALING CRISIS
WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
- metal taste
- body aches
- skin eruptions/rashes
The symptoms usually last 1-3 days.
WHY IS IT GOOD?
A true healing crisis stimulates the immune system.
There is a breakdown of muscle tissue, increasing the body’s amino acid pool and creating a rise in granular leukocytes. This causes nutrients to be released from storage to be utilized to a greater extent for the healing process.
There is a reduction in blood concentrations of zinc and iron; this reduction inhibits bacterial growth and the growth of cancer cells.
Optimal adrenal function is a necessary component of the healing crisis, as the adrenal medulla releases epinephrine and norepinephrine to cause vasoconstriction to the GI tract and vasodilation to skeletal muscles via the sympathetic nervous system, thus causing a decrease in blood flow to the digestive organs and protection of the internal organs.
Hence, the patient experiences a decrease in appetite. Fasting during a fever maintains the fever at a stable temperature, prevents further suppression and protects the body from the autotoxicity caused by undigested food.
During the healing crisis messages travel back and forth from the adrenal glands to the pituitary gland through the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS cannot function without amino acids, which act as neurotransmitters or precursors to neurotransmitters. Certain amino acids, such as taurine and gaba, neutralize toxins and enhance mobilization of nutrients to the inflammatory areas of the body.
The utilization of oxygen in the body is converted from an anaerobic to an aerobic process during a healing crisis.
During a healing crisis, numerous biochemical reactions take place that shift the body’s ability to both recognize abnormal cell growth and use oxidative processes to relieve inflammation.
It is the body’s innate response in returning to homeostasis. (2.)
Your body will be in a much better state after you cleanse. It allows your body to progress in it's healing and regeneration to move forward.
So even though it may be a bit uncomfortable for 1-3 days, know that your body is doing good for itself, coming into a better state of health.
Push through it as you and your body will feel better on the other side.