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 ones foot down for the better, and start taking the reins of ones health - only to wind up feeling worse. It's not comprehendible. It doesn't make sense. I'm supposed to feel better!
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. Many that have attempted some cleanse, fast, or detox.....not only refuse to continue, refuse to try again, but....become huge advocates for NOT engaging in that dangerous sort of madness!
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Bloating, Gas and Fullness
- Skin Eruptions, Hives, Rashes, Acne, etc
- Cold Sores/Canker Sores
- Dry Mouth
- Itchy Skin
- Dark Urine
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Irregular Menstruation
- Nausea, Dizziness
- Aches and Pains
- Runny Nose and Increased Discharge/Mucus
- Too much 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 (flu-like symptoms) to a week.
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 - "I need to drink a lot of water". Check constantly....if you don't have a glass of water in your hand - get one. When you finish it - fill it up again. You can add a very small amount of fresh lemon juice, a little natural sea salt, and honey to keep electrolytes up, but that's it. Barely enough to taste. Try to get a gallon down per day.
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 afterwards.
Rest more. Go to bed earlier, and try to sleep as long as possible. Darken your room, and don't bring any electronics to bed with you. Your body heals the most while sleeping.
Drink P&B shakes - Buy food grade bentonite clay and psyllium husks. Hydrate about 1/4 cup of bentonite in a container with filtered or distilled water. Tap water if you don't have anything else. Should hydrate overnight. Bentonite clay absorbs thousands of times it's weight in liquid, and will trap the toxins. You DO NOT want this stuff lodging in your bowels!! Don't take it unless you're drinking lots of water alongside! Mix about 1 Tbs bentonite liquid (shake well) with 1 Tbs of psyllium into a glass with either water or watered down juice. Drink quickly as it congeals. Follow with a large glass of 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, through a bowel cleansing period to prep your body for detoxing.
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).
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 - whatever you can muster to get your blood and lymph moving, and dislodge toxins. SWEAT!!!
Do not introduce any more toxins into your body!
Eat light, raw, fresh, well cleaned foods - in small portions.
Avoid soaps, creams, lotions, makeup, deodorants, perfumes, etc
Avoid household chemical cleaning products and room fresheners.
Spend time OUTSIDE in the sun and fresh air. Even in the moonlight. Lay in grass (detoxing and energy neutralizing).
If you're having a really rough time of it - Join a detoxing support group. Check out CUREZONE.COM
If you take it easy on yourself, and continue to be guided by your intuition - You will be amazed one morning, when you wake up and the crisis is gone. You will be rewarded with tons of feel good, radiant energy like you've not known in a long time.