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As we choose foods that starve Candida and other opportunistic bugs, yeast and bacteria cells die. As they die, they release waste and something called endotoxin.
As you may guess, endotoxin is slightly toxic to the body. And because the immune system mounts a response to this endotoxin, we usually feel worse as we cleanse.
This phenomenon is what’s known as a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.
Charee N., a fan of the Body Ecology Facebook fan page, asks:
“I have been on the B.E.D. for a month now and I feel worse in a lot of ways. Do some people feel worse before they get better? Anyone else experiencing what I am?”
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When we clean up our diet, it seems like we are more sensitive than ever to our food and our environment.
When you first begin to cleanse on The Body Ecology Diet, you may feel worse as your body dumps all the waste and low-grade infections it has been carrying around. As your body begins to release toxins, your immune system reacts—triggering a Herxheimer response.
This can cause:
Essentially, your immune system kicks up an inflammatory storm as toxins move through and out of your body.
Often, this is when people quit a new diet—although the symptoms may be a signal from the body to slow down and focus on assisting the detox process. During this time of cleansing, the body is inflamed. The immune system is up in arms. It is critical that you give your body the attention that it needs, without shrugging off your symptoms as “just cleansing.”
Remember, the cleansing period may be taxing, physically and mentally.
Take it easy. Journal about your feelings. Try to create some quiet time to nourish yourself during your healing journey.
You may have noticed on a cleanse that you often feel worse before you feel better. As you starve Candida on The Body Ecology Diet, you may experience unpleasant symptoms as your body releases waste and low-grade infections. Symptoms include acne, rashes, vaginal itching, headaches, flu-like symptoms, anxiety, and insomnia.
There are eight essential ways to support cleansing and restore health to your body:
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