The body’s cells have a memory of injury, trauma or past illnesses. Therefore these imbalances or toxins from the past that contributed to health issues, injury or disease need to re-establish metabolism balance and release toxins during the healing process and cellular regeneration, in order to restore homeostasis.

This process is known as ‘retracing’. For some people, as the toxins are removed or metabolic shifts take place or injuries repaired, they may experience that their current symptoms intensify short term or old symptoms reappear.

When cleansing, every system and organ in the body works together to remove toxins (this might be heavy metals, chemicals, biological toxins such as yeasts or bacteria). When toxins are removed from deep within cells, tissues and organs, they are then transported in the blood stream to the liver or kidneys to be processed and excreted via urine or stool.

Many of these toxins are poisonous and even deadly, (mercury is one of the most poisonous substances known to man), and yet most people have large amounts stored in their bodies, festering and causing chronic disease.

When these toxins are dumped into the blood stream to be removed, they can cause various symptoms, which we call a healing crisis, retracing, dumping or detox symptoms.

Here are some examples:
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Chills
• Brain fog/lethargy
• Nausea
• Low appetite
• Pain anywhere in the body
• Achiness
• Headaches
• Itchy skin/rashes
• Flare up of old conditions
• Flu/colds (when you haven’t caught a cold)
• Night sweats

These are temporary and once you complete your detox, you’ll feel the best you’ve felt in a long time. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, get lots of rest and support your detoxification pathways to promote effective removal of these toxins.