Throughout your life, you have been accumulating toxins by eating unhealthy foods such as unnatural oils and too much sugar. Your body doesn’t want these toxins damaging your inner organs, so it finds ways to get rid of them. This can include through the bowels (e.g. diarrhea), through the sinuses (e.g. excess mucus, sneezing), and through the skin (e.g. acne, rosacea, seb derm)
Do you find that when you are constipated that your acne can get worse? This is because your body can’t effectively get rid of many toxins through your bowels, so it is trying another route – through your skin!
When you improve your nutrition, and particularly when you eliminate foods that damage your health, your body won’t need to worry about the toxins you are consuming everyday, but worry about the toxins that have accumulated over years of poor eating habits. You will experience a range of natural healing symptoms such as
Withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to foods.
Cleansing reactions caused by the elimination of waste and toxins.
Increased symptoms, where previous symptoms and reactions are intensified.
Retracing symptoms, when every previous illness, symptom, disease, ache, pain, or injury is re-experienced, which means the body is detoxifying and repairing areas that were affected.
Healing reactions are also called the Herxheimer Reaction, which is caused by the rapid killing of candida/fungi and other harmful pathogens, with large quantities of toxins, cell particles, and antigens being released into the bloodstream and the entire body.
Withdrawal Symptoms will be similar to what alcoholics experience when they stop drinking alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms occur because certain foods are highly addictive, just like alcohol, i.e. sugar, grains, and other high carbohydrate foods.
This will cause you to crave those foods because you’ve become “unknowingly” addicted to them. At times it may make you feel as if you are starving, when you actually aren’t.
Healing symptoms include cleansing, or detoxifying, reactions, which produces “flu-like” symptoms. This is because the body is trying to eliminate waste and toxins that have accumulated. This results in excessive mucus being produced in the sinuses, nose, throat, and lungs. It is not uncommon to experience more symptoms in your skin.
These flu-like symptoms will also include an a head cold, upset stomach, gas, bloating, belching, muscle and joint aches and pains, clumsiness, headaches, migraines, “brain fog,” etc.
Often you may feel like you have been drugged. This is because toxins are mostly chemicals.
To help you “endure” the onslaught of healing symptoms and reaction, keep in mind that any reactions means you are succeeding in ridding your body of toxic minerals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and parasites, and that “natural healing” is taking place.
Every drugless healing practitioner is well aware of this healing reaction phenomenon (something that is impressive or extraordinary)
Healing symptoms and reactions usually get worse before they get better, but eventually your good days will increase and your bad days will decrease. One day you will be able to look back and see how far you’ve progressed.
You WILL get to the point where checking the mirror for new acne is the first thing on your mind!