Healing Crisis – When Detox Gets Scary…


I write this same post every once in a while – usually when I’m attempting to comfort myself through cleansing. Even if you know what a healing crisis is, what the symptoms are……it still doesn’t make it easier. It’s a very weird thing – to put one’s foot down for the better, and start taking the reins of one’s health – only to wind up feeling worse.
It’s not comprehensible. It doesn’t make sense. I’m supposed to feel better! Yhaaaack!

When people feel ill – they ease off on out-of-the-ordinary things, so as not to exacerbate the problems. They also reach for comforts and crutches from the lifestyle they were attempting to leave behind. Suddenly ‘getting healthier’ isn’t all that important. Or….feeling better is going back to whatever it was I was doing before I start this dumbass move!!

The more people need detoxing, the worst the crisis. Those who have experienced this crisis….not only refuse to continue, refuse to try again, but….become huge advocates for NOT engaging in this dangerous sort of madness! That perspective of security doesn’t benefit anyone. Knowing what the “healing crisis” is, taking it seriously, and knowing how to alleviate it – is that ounce of prevention that’s worth a pound of cure!

Typical Symptoms….

  • Fatigue/Exhaustion
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Bloating, Gas, and Fullness
  • Skin Eruptions, Hives, Rash, Acne, etc.
  • Cold Sores/Canker Sores
  • Dry Mouth
  • Itchy Skin
  • Dark Urine
  • Fever and Flu-like Symptoms
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Nausea and Dizziness
  • Insomnia, Night Sweats, Nightmares
  • General Aches and Pains
  • Runny Nose and Increased Discharge/Mucus
  • Increased Manic/Ungrounded Energy/Anxiety

You should always educate yourself fully on all the necessary steps of cleansing, but if you just jumped in – following intuition, and you’re feeling crappy….here are important things to help you get through your crisis…

Know that these symptoms will eventually pass. Depending on your toxicity level it can be 24 hours to a week of come and go illness. There is much you can do to speed yourself through the bad days.

Ease off on whatever it was you were doing (herbs, protocols, zapping, fasting, etc) Don’t stop…just ease back a little. Drink LOTS of water!!! Don’t just THINK about drinking water. If you’re not walking around with a container of clean water in your hand while you’re detoxing – you’re asking for trouble. Add some fresh lemon juice, sea salt, molasses or other natural sugar to help keep electrolytes in check. Push for a gallon a day (no more)!!

Take plenty of hot baths and showers. This will open up your pores, and help to release toxins building up in your skin. You will notice you feel much better afterward. Your skin is the largest organ in your body – grossly abused, clogged, and ignored. Show it some love and it will reward you ten-fold!

Rest more – as much as you need! This is the ONLY opportunity your body has to heal itself and regroup. Don’t waste energy feeling guilty about naps! You’re doing something amazing for your body and in the long run – you’ll have lots more energy than those who might be criticizing you now. Go to bed early to get as much rest as possible. Darken your room, and don’t bring any electronics to bed with you. No TV! Preferably open your windows for fresh air!

Make sure you have (food grade) bentonite clay and psyllium husks/powder on hand before starting a detox. It should be part of your initial colon cleanse. Hydrate about 1/4 cup of bentonite in a container with clean water. Bentonite clay absorbs hundreds of times it’s weight in liquid, allowing it trap excess toxins that are leaching into your digestive system. BUT – you DO NOT want this stuff lodging in your bowels (it is after all CLAY)!! Don’t take it unless you’re drinking LOTS of water alongside! Mix about 1 tablespoon bentonite liquid (shake well) with 1 tablespoon of psyllium (powder or husks) into a glass with either water or watered down juice. Drink quickly as it congeals into a thick paste!! Follow with another large glass of clean water. The bentonite will draw toxins out of your systems interior, and the psyllium helps pass it through quickly and easily. Ideally you should have been taking this from the start, but better late than never.

If you don’t have bentonite, at least start with the psyllium. You can buy Metamucil anywhere, just make sure it lists psyllium as the active ingredient. NOT POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL!!!!!! (as in Miralax = POISON).

This is the most IMPORTANT thing you can do is get your system moving waste and toxins OUT of your body as quickly as possible!!! Move, stretch, jump rope, jog in place, walk, dance, rebound – whatever you can muster to get your blood and lymph moving, and dislodge those nasty toxins. SWEAT IT OUT!!! Again – baths or showers as hot as you can stand. Laying out in the sun to open pores and dislodge blockage (+ vit.D). Click here for steps to build your own INFRARED SAUNA.


astrik Do not introduce any more toxins into your body!

astrik Eat light, raw, fresh, well-cleaned foods – in tiny portions.

astrik Avoid soaps, creams, lotions, makeup, deodorants, perfumes, etc.

astrik Avoid household chemical cleaning products and room fresheners.

astrik Spend time OUTSIDE in the sun and fresh air. Even in the moonlight. Lay in the grass (detoxing and energy neutralizing).

astrik If you’re having a really rough time EMOTIONALLY – Join a detoxing support group. Check out CUREZONE.COM

 Where you are resolved and vigilant, and allow yourself to be guided by your higher-intelligence…you will be amazed how easy detox can be. You will hear horror stories from others who ‘attempted’ the same, and you won’t be able to relate to their terror and concern. Best of all – detox will become a natural and welcomed part of your maintenance ritual, to which you’ll be rewarded with tons of feel good energy, strengthened immunity, radiance, and clarity. You will have become a much need advocate for the success of detox!