Healing Crisis

The human body is a remarkable thing. It has the ability to heal itself if given the right ingredients. Trouble is when most people get ill they turn to modern medication. However this isn’t as sensible as one might think when you look a little deeper.

Most modern medications don’t actually cure your illness and instead focus on suppressing the symptoms that we experience. This is actually more damaging to the body as the real cause of the illness goes untreated which causes a build up of illness in later life.

If that wasn’t bad enough, most modern medications are down right dangerous. Did you know that most drugs have an acceptable fatality level during trials? Yes, these drugs that are supposed to cure us actually kill us.

As mentioned in the EAT Smart Diet Solution, 10’000 people in the UK and over 106’000 people die each year from adverse drug reactions. Again, these medications are prescribed in the right dose, for the right illness. These are not deaths from overdose. The drug companies keep this information from us and they also try to keep it from our doctors.

However there is another way:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates

As I mentioned at the start of this article, the human body has the ability to heal itself if disease hasn’t taken a hold on our bodies. But even then, they’re a numerous stories of people curing themselves of cancer and various chronic diseases by eating wholesome natural foods.

However, prevention is always better than cure, therefore engaging in a healthy lifestyle like the one outlined in the EAT Smart Diet Solution.

By eliminating all foods that the body finds toxic and or causes inflammation and then replacing them with supportive meals eating at regular timings you will provide the body with the nourishment that it needs to live and thrive rather than simply survive.

When you stop putting toxins in, the body will then want to get all the toxins out. During this initial detoxification phase many people feel a little under the weather. This is perfectly normal as the body goes through what has been termed a “Healing Crisis”

The “Healing Crisis” or “Herxheimer Reaction” is caused when the body begins to eliminate all the toxins that had been stored in the body’s fat cells. The more toxic your body is at the beginning of the EAT Smart Diet Solution the more severe the severe your reaction to detoxification.

Often people will feel worse before they get better with symptoms such as headaches, nausea and cold and flu symptoms flaring up for up to 5 days. People who are addicted to caffeine or sugar often suffer the most. This is perfectly normal and will pass. What you have to remember is that these symptoms are all signs that the body is healing itself and in a few days time once your body has processed and eliminated the toxins you’ll feel better then you have in years.

Helping Your Body Through The Healing Crisis:

Once you begin the process of detoxification it is highly recommended that you see it through to the end, this will prevent any of the released toxins finding their way back into your cells.

 

The following tips will help speed you through the process and lesson the burden on the body:

  • Drink plenty of water. Water helps to flush the cells and cleanse the body. Drinking 1 litre for every 50lb of bodyweight will ensure you remain fully hydrated as well as flushing out the toxins from your body.
  • Add the juice of half a lemon to your water. Lemon helps to cleanse the digestive system, which will be working hard to eliminate all the toxins.
  • Take 400mg magnesium citrate daily. Magnesium is vital to the detoxification process and helps to prevent sugar cravings.
  • Take Milk Thistle daily. Milk Thistle is awesome at helping the liver through the detoxification process
  • Exercise is a great way to support the detoxification process.
  • Get plenty of fresh air. Try going for a walk down the beach

Finally, the healing crisis is perfectly normal and is not sign that you are ill. If you stop putting toxins into your body, your body will see it, as a chance to get rid of anything that is has had to store. Look at it as your body healing its self and usually lasts for 1-3 days. Caffeine addicts and sugar addicts tend to suffer the most but you can get through this.

 

Marc Kent

Author: EAT Smart Diet Solution

Reducing Your Toxic Burden

Every day our bodies are exposed to toxins in one form or another. They’re present in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. We live in a tooxic world and there’s not a place on the planet where we can go to escape them. In fact scientists have discovered man made toxins poluting the lakes in the most remote parts of the world, so remote that they’re only accessable by helicopter. Toxins even potute the antartic ice and scientists have to dig down tens of metres to get to pack ice that hasn’t been contaminated by man.

Normally our body’s immune system can detoxify and eliminate most of the toxins that we are bombared with on a daly basis. However if we are eating a diet high in foods treated with chemical pesticides or we are not getting adequate vitamins and minerals the body’s ability to detoxify and eliminate these poisons is reduced.

When that happens toxins begin to accumulate in our tissues and cells. When this happens our body begins to degenerate as our detoxification organs begin to suffer. Then as you begin to accumulate more toxins, more problems or symtoms of illness begin to arise. These symptoms can manifest themselves in many ways and include:

 

  • Bad breath
  • Body Odor
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Frequent illnesses (i.e. colds & flu)
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Joint & muscle pain
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of mental function, and many other conditions we assiciate with aging
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Skin problems (i.e. psoriasis)

 

 

Degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and such are also caused by toxic accumulation.

To limit the damage to our muscles, cells and organs the body tries to shuttle all of the toxins it cannot detoxify and metabolise into the fat cells. Our fat cells therefore could be considered toxic dumping grounds. Unfortunately, just like any other dumping ground, it doesn’t mean these toxins can be forgotten about. Sooner or later there these toxins will start to leach into our circulation where they cause havoc.

With all that said, it makes sense to limit our exposure to toxins as best as we can. Now we cannot fully prevent our body coming into contact with enviromental toxins, after all there isn’t a single place left on Earth that hasn’t in some way been contaminated by modern mans toxic assault on our planet but we can reduce them.

One of the ways we can do this is by chosing to eat organic foods from local suppliers. This way we limit the impact of vehicle emissions due to the fact the produce doesn’t have to travel as far from farm to plate.

We can also chose to only eat season fruits and vegetables. Again this takes away the transportation polutation but it also reduces our exposure to chemicals sprayed on the foods to prevent the foods rotting or being attacked by rodents during transportation.

By chosing to eat local produce not only do we reduce the toxic onslaught on the planet but we also reduce our toxic exposure all while helping the local ecomomy.

 

Marc Kent

Author: EAT Smart Diet Solution