body is unique. Some may have been more exposed to toxins than others,
in everyday-life situations (chemicals in food, water, pesticides,
petroleum products, etc), and become ill as a result. The body can
eliminate these toxins but often needs help.
process may help reverse many of the illnesses and diseases related to
the presence of toxins in the body, because the cells can begin to
function normally again. As a result, the symptoms of illness may first
re-appear and then finally go away.
natural healing begins, the body proceeds to heal the most vital organ
first, then the most recent problem, then from the head to the
extremities. This is inevitable. Some people wish to avoid this part of
healing, as it may take time, however this is how nature works. These
well-documented priorities of the body are called Herring’s Laws of
the toxins exit the body, they take one of the three main exit routes:
the SKIN, the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, or the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. When exiting
through the skin, rashes and itchiness may appear. When going out
through the respiratory system, cough or cold-like symptoms
are common, and when they go out through the gastro-intestinal
system, constipation or loose motions sometimes appear. As the internal
organs adjust themselves, the pulse rate may increase irregularly, blood
pressure may vary, blood-sugar levels may vary irregularly, but all such
symptoms should be looked at in context – if you feel well, when for
example your blood sugar levels indicate that you should feel unwell,
you should realise that you are detoxifying. The toxins are carried away
from your cells by your blood, so blood tests can be misleading during
new symptoms may alarm the uninformed. This is, however, a natural part
of the body healing and is a POSITIVE SIGN that a cleansing reaction is
occurring and your body’s immune system is causing this reaction to
It is also simple
common sense to ensure that we do not hamper the healing process by poor
diet. Make sure your drinking water is fresh and clean. (Chlorine
in tap water is a toxin.) Drink when you are
thirsty. Also, over-consumption of water may dilute your stomach acids,
slowing the breakdown of food and the gathering of nutrients.
right kinds of food are essential in healing, providing the nourishment
that the body needs for tissue repair and balance of systems. Raw
vegetables and fruits supply the cells with enzymes, vitamins, minerals,
antioxidants and fibres that we need to sustain life.
Lack of the right foods and too much of the wrong foods (salt,
sugar, preservatives, colours, flavour enhancers and nitrates) are the
source of many of our maladies. Malnutrition and over-nutrition result
in diseases that plague us today.
and eating times are most important. When you are healing, your body
uses energy to self-restore. If
you eat late (after 8 pm) it will use that energy to digest your
food instead. The healing process occurs between 11 pm – 2 am, while
you are (or should be) in deep sleep. If your body systems are not in
“rest” mode at those times, the healing is drastically hampered.
body is the best doctor. We are designed to fight
disease with our natural immune systems.
detoxifying for the first time, some may experience a reaction within
3-10 days, and some can have a reaction 2-3 months later. The reaction may not be limited to one experience only. Most
people will get some sort of reaction. A light reaction may last up to
2-5 days, a severe one 7-30 days.
is the first step to healing, and healing the body is your first step to
a longer life.
symptoms persist consult a health care professional