The Healing Crisis in the Colon Detoxification Process

THE HEALING CRISIS (Herxheimer reaction)
Written and Compiled by:
Michelle Edmonds, M.A., M.Ed, Sr. Nutritionist| Author
The Serenity Weight Loss and Detoxification Program

So what can you do to make yourself more comfortable:

Sugar is biologically addictive

Caution: Contrary to what Dr Hyman states in the video, 
 no one can  ever eat as much as you want

How can you make yourself more 
comfortable until it passes?
  1. First-Please know that it will pass in about 72 hours
  2. Understand that you are having withdrawal symptoms just like a cocaine or meth addict. YIKES!  I know that was humbling to hear that, wasn't it? YEP..sugar and carbs are as addictive as cocaine 
  3. Ensure that you are eating 6, but no less than 5x's  times per  day, always a protein with a veggie, to avoid low blood sugar drops, which will cause headaches
  4. You may eat sooner than 3 hours, as long as you wait at least 1 hour
  5. Do a coffee enema (speak to your coach for assistance)
  6. Increase water intake to 1/2 your body weight in ounces. This takes time especially if you were not even drinking the standard 8 glasses per day. The  8 glasses per day  guideline was changed some time ago, to accommodate the obesity epidemic. If someone weighs 325 lbs  and another,  115 lbs, how would 8 glasses work as well for these two very different people?  
Remember, It is important not to gulp large amounts of water at one time. When you gulp, the water rushes straight  to your kidneys and bladder and the muscles do not have a chance to absorb the water

Photo from the "Master Lemonade Diet" 
It is NOT necessary to do "LEMONADE  DETOX", but   we like their cartoon!

Although DETOXIFICATION is talked about much these days and you can find information about it all over the internet, ironically there very few people who have done a structured colon detoxification program and even fewer who provide instruction or education on the process. 

Colonic specialists come close and we incorporate them into the Serenity Program, when it is affordable by the team member. However, the colonic irrigation process takes place in their office, using equipment that cleanses the colon ONLY. Further, it is pricey without providing you with  the tools and information needed for self-health care.  Also, Colonics do not address the GI tract (tummy). For more in-depth self-healthcare training, click :

  • Increased joint or muscle pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue and/or its opposite, restlessness
  • Cramps
  • Headache (believed to be caused by build up of toxins in the blood)
  • Aches, Pains
  • Arthritic flair-up
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sinus congestion
  • Fever (usually low grade) and/or chills
  • Frequent urination and/or urinary tract discharges
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Skin eruptions, including: boils, hives, and rashes
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Strong emotions: anger, despair, sadness, fear, etc.
  • Suppressed memories arise
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings

Who and What is the "Herxheimer Reaction"?: The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is a reaction to endotoxins released by the death of harmful organisms within the body.Both Adolf Jarisch,[9] an Austrian dermatologist, and Karl Herxheimer,[10] a German dermatologist, are credited with the discovery of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. Both Jarisch and Herxheimer observed reactions in patients with syphilis treated with mercury. The reaction was first seen following treatment in early and later stages of syphilis treated with  mercury, or antibiotics. It is seen in 50% of patients with primary syphilis and about 90% of patients with secondary syphilis
Source: Wikipedia

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