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Our 4 Top Tips for getting through a Healing Crisis

Are you wondering why all of the sudden your symptoms are appearing worse than before? Ever heard of the 'healing crisis'?.. let us explain! The hardest part of cleansing your...

Are you wondering why all of the sudden your symptoms are appearing worse than before? Ever heard of the 'healing crisis'?.. let us explain!

The hardest part of cleansing your body of harmful toxins, heavy metals, parasites, and negatively charged bacteria is the initial couple of weeks after you start. We are completely transparent when it comes to detox symptoms and how completely rotten you can feel for a few weeks after starting out.

"A healing crisis is the process by which toxins are eliminated from the body and the mental, emotional and physical being of the person reaches a different level of health. The body is constantly striving to function towards optimal resonance with the memory of its cellular growth. With disease there is blockage, stagnation or a disturbance of proper regulation and alignment of cellular function. This impairment can be a result of mental, emotional and/or physical trauma, poor lifestyle, environmental toxins or a genetic predisposition to disease. One of the most important aspects of a healing crisis is the return of old symptoms. The symptoms can be the result of a condition that has been suppressed from recreational or prescription drugs, a constant ingestion of inflammatory foods or an emotion that a person cannot release.(Deroin, C. NMD)

When you are first beginning Coffee Enemas, or any other form of cleansing - you are shaking up all the toxicity that has been laying dormant within your intestines for years. The most common detoxification symptoms we see are as following:

  • Feeling bloated and lethargic
  • Low energy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Poor skin/breakouts
  • Cravings for highly inflammatory foods and sugar
  • Emotions heightened
  • Poor sleep
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Restlessness


During this time it is important to honour your body for doing it's job efficiently and detoxing as desired; although it can be frustrating when your symptoms appear to be worse than they were originally. Detoxing and healing your body on a cellular level isn't pretty when you are first starting out, but we are here to support you and assure you that this is totally normal.

As well as offering reassurance, here are our top tips on overcoming a healing crisis:

  • Drink plenty of filtered water. By hydrating well, not only improves digestion but also helps the exact lymph movement so that all the toxins are flushed out. Water helps the organs to function well; it cushions and lubricates the joints. It also aids in metabolism and regulates the temperature of the body. Water further rinses waste and toxins from the body and lubricates waste that is leaving the colon.
  • Make time for rest. Rest won't make time for you. To ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of your healing it is important to rest frequently during times of detoxification as the body does the majority of it's work while you are asleep. The quality and quantity of an individual's sleep influences the body's ability to repair and grow tissue, bone, and muscle.
  • Respect your body. Don't fill up on McDonalds if you're having cravings. The goal is to steer completely clear of all unnecessary toxins and inflammatory food and drinks such as Coffee or Alcohol. Think clean, organic (where possible), easy to digest and natural whole foods. Nourish your cells and replace the bad with the good. Replenish your gut micro biome with a variety of different bacterias and/or take a probiotic. Your body will thank you!
  • Persist. Continue with your methods of cleansing, whether you are doing Warm Water, Coffee, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Oregano, Alkalising Greens or Turmeric Enemas. It can be beneficial to mix it up and try a new form of enema as well. Persisting through the detox symptoms and continuing to cleanse may be the last thing you feel like doing, but it is a sure way to fast track yourself to feeling amazing.


We hope this blog has provided you with an understanding of how to manage unpleasant symptoms, or equips you with tools to tackle whatever turn you might take. Healing isn't linear!




Happy Bum HQ x


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