If you’re going through a cleanse/ detox, then there’s a good chance that you will hit a wall in regards to going from feeling great and energised, to feeling crappy and like you’ve got the flu…topped with an acne breakout. And bad breath.
But! These are actually all signs that you are going through what is known as a ‘healing crisis’, which means that your body is actually kicking out the toxins, and you’re on the road to better health.
In the meantime, although generally short lived, a healing crisis can suck! (Even though you should know that it’s a physical sign your cleanse is working!).
So! Let’s look at a few things that you can do in order to reduce the symptoms of a healing crisis, such as fatigue, headaches, skin eruptions, rashes and more. For a full list of symptoms, go here.
Establishing healthy gut bacteria is actually imperative to overall health. Try introducing fermented foods such as:
- Sauerkraut (try our Scrumptious Garlic & Ginger Sauerkraut Recipe - Delish!)
- Grass-fed yogurt
Lots of rest and get a good sleep. Listen to your body. It’s going through some heavy duty stuff by doing a cleanse! And toxins love to hang in there for the fight! This is actually a fight for your health and well-being. So love yourself, be gentle with yourself and take it easy. Your body will thank you for it in the short and long run!