Leaky Gut and healing

Is Leaky Gut Making You Sick? Learn 4 Practical Tips To Help You Recover

Digestion and assimilation of nutrients is the key to optimal health

Last week I had a client come in complaining of abdominal pain that lasted throughout the day. They described it as moderate to severe pain that got worse when they ate. Apparently this had been going on for years. But since some days weren’t so bad, and their medical doctor couldn’t find anything wrong, they did their best to push through it and carry on. For them, this meant that on some days, they just wouldn’t eat. At all. It seemed better to go hungry than to suffer from acute pain.  

I hear similar stories from clients all the time. Their complaints are different but in the end, they are all painting the same picture. They know something isn’t right with their digestive tract but can’t figure it out what. They try different things like over the counter medicines, skipping meals, or trying new diets. And when nothing seems to help, they quit trying. If they can’t figure it out, and the tests the doctor ordered all show up normal, they are left to believe there is nothing they can do. And so they do their best to live with it. 

But what if you could do something about your symptoms. Would you try again?

If you’ve been wondering why you experience stomach issues like bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, or constipation or maybe some days you’re in severe pain and running to the bathroom right after you eat, please keep reading. You don’t have to ‘deal with it’ anymore. Stop missing out on life because you feel sick all the time. And don’t buy into the lie that there is no hope. 

Symptoms like these, as well as celiac and gluten allergies, are serious. They’ve all been linked to a condition known as “leaky gut.” Studies have shown that it is not only more common than previously thought, but it is also more harmful.1 It’s time for you to get the help you need. 

What Is Leaky Gut? 

Inside your body, you have an amazingly complex digestion system. For instance, did you know that your body contains approximately 25 feet of intestine which your food has to pass through? Or that your intestinal tract has over 4,000 square feet of surface area that plays a critical role in the absorption of the nutrients? 

When your food passes from the stomach and into the small intestine, enzymes and bacteria in the intestines continue the work of digesting, extracting all the nutrients it can from the food you eat in order to convert it into the energy your body needs. 

When working properly your intestines control what gets absorbed into the bloodstream and what doesn’t. However, when your intestinal tract isn’t working properly or is damaged in some way, molecules of partially digested food, bacteria, and toxins can ‘leak’ through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream.2 Once these toxins have ‘leaked out’ they are carried to every system in your body. The impact this has on you and your health is huge! 

Leaky gut is considered the harbinger of ill health and catalyst in the development of many chronic diseases, including food intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.3

So what causes damage to the digestive tract?  

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that your digestive tract becomes compromised and damaged from eating “food-like” substances such as GMOs, refined wheat, corn, and processed foods. These and other low-quality foods damage your digestive lining, making your body susceptible to autoimmune conditions as well as a breakdown in your metabolism. 

Eating a poor diet will lead to excessive formation of something called free radicals that then contribute to the formation of toxins. And trust me they are something you don’t want because they set off even more chain reactions on a molecular level that are damaging to your health. And if that doesn’t sound bad enough, they are believed to be causative agents in nearly every disease.4 Combine stress with that and now you have added gasoline on the fire.

Yeah, it’s that bad. So what can you do? 

Treatment For Leaky Gut

Proper diet, digestion, and assimilation of nutrients make up one of the major pillars of health. But even if you make the switch to eating a healthy diet, if your body can’t digest and assimilate that diet, it’s useless. 

Optimal functioning of the intestinal tract requires proper mucosal integrity (a healthy lining) and a balanced microflora (healthy bacteria) which can only flourish if you eat balanced meals filled with high-quality nutrients.5

The most common treatment approach is to begin with a thorough review of your diet. From here you can begin to eliminate known dietary causes of inflammation, such as excessive consumption of alcohol and processed foods, and to explore whether you have any food sensitivities; for instance, to gluten or dairy.6 Eliminating foods that cause inflammation helps your body begin to rebuild the intestinal lining which is what prevents further leakage through the intestinal wall. That’s great news for everyone who suffers from leaky gut symptoms!

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4 Practical Tips To Heal From Leaky Gut Syndrome

  1. Keep a daily food journal. Start writing down what you eat and drink. You can use an actual journal, small notebook or you can keep track on your computer or smartphone. The method doesn’t matter as long as you are keeping track of the date, what you had to eat and drink, and how your body feels. This will become a valuable source of information. It will reveal exactly what causes your symptoms. Which means no more guessing. It also helps you to become mindful of how your body feels when you eat certain foods. 
  1. Start to eat more high-quality foods like fresh, whole fruits and veggies, meat, fish, and healthy fats. Begin to cut back on processed foods of all kinds. If you struggle with this, you can start slow. Remove one unhealthy food item a day. But be sure to replace it with a healthy alternative. 
  1. Drink plenty of water. Chances are you’re dehydrated. Most people are and don’t even know it. If you’re not sure how much you should drink, check out this link for a water consumption calculator. It’s fast and easy. 
  1. Get help from a pro. Talk to your naturopath about your symptoms today. There are so many options, non-drug treatments, and advanced laboratory testing available to determine causes.

There is hope. You can restore balance to your gut microbiome. 

We are here to help you. Call today and schedule a consultation.

Endnotes

1.  “Human gut-in-a-dish model helps define ‘leaky gut,’ and ….” 10 Feb. 2020, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200210095316.htm. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

2.  “Toxins From the Gut – NCBI.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4566437/. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

3.  “Integrative medicine and leaky gut syndrome – In Medpharm.” https://medpharm.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20786204.2010.10873997. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

4.  “Leaky Gut Syndrome, Dysbiosis, Ama, Free Radicals, and ….” http://www.ayujournal.org/article.asp?issn=0974-8520;year=2009;volume=30;issue=2;spage=88;epage=105;aulast=Sharma;type=0. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

5.  “The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Microbiota and Human ….” 24 Dec. 2014, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4303825/. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

6.  “Putting a stop to leaky gut – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard ….” 21 Nov. 2018, https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/putting-a-stop-to-leaky-gut-2018111815289. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

Digestive Health

Digestion Issues: What’s Wrong With My Digestion & How To Fix It?

Why your body has problems digesting fat and protein

Are you having digestion issues? It seems to be a universal desire–to be fit and healthy, to feel energized, and never get sick. We want to look good, feel young, and be happy. With all the fitness centers, exercise programs, fad diets, and weight loss programs, why is it so hard to achieve or maintain good health? 

Why You Need To Eat A Balanced Diet 

There’s no denying the direct link between our health and the food we eat. What we lack is understanding how the food we eat is being digested. When you understand how your body works and what it needs then the practical steps to take back your health become clear and easy to do. All you need is a little knowledge and some good old-fashioned, practical know-how. 

You’ve heard me say before that food is fuel for your body. And that the type of fuel you put in is as important as putting the right fuel in your car. Your body needs macronutrients to properly fuel every part of your body. So it’s important to understand macros and the role of eating balanced meals consistently. Otherwise, you are burning your body out. 

So What Are Macros and Why Do They Matter?

Macronutrients, or macros, refers to the large amount of nutrients your body needs in order to survive and function properly. Nutrients are the substances that provide nourishment that is essential for good health. The three macros your body needs are fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.1 

Why macros matter has to do with the role they play and their source. Are the macros coming from high-quality, whole food sources, or are they coming from processed, low-quality foods? It matters because input equals output

Input Equals Output

When you consistently eat a well-balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein (if you choose to eat those), healthy fats, and water, you’re giving your body exactly what it needs. Your body then rewards you with energy, vitality, and wellness. That’s because it can digest and process those macronutrients easily. When that happens, then all the other necessary chemical reactions can take place in your brain, your glands, your bloodstream, and every system has the fuel it needs to perform at its best. Giving you optimal health and well being. 

On the other hand, if you consistently eat a low-quality diet of mostly processed foods, your body will suffer.2 It simply cannot sustain your health. Think of it like this. How well can a car run if the fuel is watered down or tampered with? It’s just not going to perform like it should and sooner or later, it’s going to break down. 

Here’s what’s happening in your body when you eat the wrong macros. 

  1. Your digestive system has to work harder to process low-quality foods. 
  2. Your body has less than optimal resources to do the work because it’s depleted of healthy macros already. 
  3. There is little useful nutrition in fried foods, or foods with saturated fats and trans fats, or sweetened drinks, refined sugar, and refined grains. 
  4. You experience painful digestive problems.

Eventually, other systems in your body break down, such as your hormonal system, neurological system and immunological system. 

Digestion Issues

How do I know if I have a digestion Issues with fat or protein? 

If you have frequent bouts of diarrhea, bloating, or feel queasy after meals, or if you have abdominal pain and cramping after you eat, it’s likely that your diet is to blame. These are just some of the signs that you’re having digestion issues with fat and protein. Low-quality diets deplete your body of the enzymes necessary to break down these nutrients. 

This may surprise you. Statistics show that over 62 million people have some type of digestive issues.3 Symptoms can vary from discomfort to pain, from diarrhea to constipation, from weight loss to weight gain. Abnormal stools, skin rashes, and gallstones are also common. Your symptoms may change from day to day causing you to think it’s random. The truth is, the common element causing all these digestion problems is diet. 

Why Fad Diets Fail

No matter what fad diet plan you have heard about or tried, they all require restrictive eating plans. They restrict what you can eat, how much you can eat, and even when you can eat. Harsh diets are also known for depleting your body of the vital enzymes needed to digest and process your food. Without the necessary nutrients and enzymes, you are at risk of burning out your metabolic rate which only makes your health worse.4 Obsessive calorie counting can lead to a lack of nutrition.5 Methods like these are not sustainable long-term so you end up gaining back the weight you lost. Fad diets fail you, but you feel like a failure instead. 

For these reasons many have turned away from dieting and turned towards a more practical approach that some call intuitive eating. I like to think of it this way. Intuitive eating is when you take two ingredients and mix them together to make smart decisions on how and what to eat. What are those two ingredients? Common sense and awareness of your own body. 

Counting Calories

Calorie counting has its place, but don’t get stuck there. Too often people get hung up on this and become obsessed. That’s never a good idea. 

Your body needs a certain amount of calories each day to function. And every body is different, so you need to figure out how many calories per day is right for you. The idea is to know how many calories you need to eat per day and stay within that limit while eating healthy foods. But watch out! Don’t think you can get away with eating your 2,000 calories in chips and pastries and call it a day. Instead of choosing foods based only on caloric value, think instead about choosing high-quality, healthy foods, and minimizing low-quality foods.6 Then take note of how you feel after eating and throughout your day. Do you feel good, full, satisfied? 

When you notice signs of improvement, whether that’s having more energy, mental clarity, weight loss, or just an overall sense of wellbeing, keep going. These are encouraging messages from your body saying, “Thank you!” 

You’re in Charge! 

There are things you can do today to start taking steps to regain your health. And the good news is that they don’t require any fad diets or extreme cardio workouts. Food is your tool for good health. Use it. 

  1. Figure out how many calories you need and then make better food choices. We have a metabolic health scale, the InBody 570, which helps determine your metabolic caloric rate. 
  2. Continue to switch out the processed foods for whole foods and take notice of how you feel. Being aware of how foods affect you gives you both the knowledge and the motivation to choose the best fuel in your body. Giving yourself the optimized energy you want to live life to the fullest.
  3. Call us for help.  Whatever your need is, we are here to give you what you need, to support and guide you. Because we understand that getting healthy and staying healthy takes work and resources.

At Holistic Family Practice we offer educational classes and support about digestion Issues for the whole family. Check out our website for more information or give us a call. We’re here for you!  

Endnotes

1.  “Human Metabolism, Energy, Nutrients | Learn Science at ….” https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/nutrient-utilization-in-humans-metabolism-pathways-14234029. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

2.  “The Best Diet: Quality Counts | The Nutrition Source | Harvard ….” https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight/best-diet-quality-counts/. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

3.  “Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States | NIDDK.” https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/digestive-diseases. Accessed 1 Jul. 2020.

4.  “Major fat-burning discovery – Harvard Health.” https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/major-fat-burning-discovery. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

5.  “My Fitness Pal Calorie Tracker Usage in the Eating … – NCBI.” 18 Aug. 2017, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5700836/. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

6.  “The Best Diet: Quality Counts | The Nutrition Source | Harvard ….” https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight/best-diet-quality-counts/. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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How do doctors keep from getting sick?

It is that time of year again, runny noses, flu bugs, viruses, coughs, and colds. I get asked many times with all the microbes flowing around, how do doctors keep from getting sick? I am exposed to all of them. I often teach my practice members how to get unsick fast in the event they do based on my experience of self healing. However, my immune system maintains itself and stays strong throughout all of the exposures because I have been consciously cultivating it for years. In fact, it becomes stronger because of the increased exposures. I do allow myself one big sickness every season to give my immune system some support.

I think before we look at how doctors keep from getting sick, let’s first review the immune system purpose. The purpose of the immune system is to recognize self versus non-self. Non-self are microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. These microorganisms challenge your immune system, and sometimes all at once. However, your immune system is strong enough to defend against these invaders. Getting sick does not mean your immune system is weak; in fact, it is the exact opposite; your immune system is well and healthy. It is stable and working. However, compromised immune systems can become riddled with infections and many people who get sick are desperate to know how to get unsick fast. Others who have little ones with little germs also like to know how do doctors keep from getting sick because like little kids are exposed to many of the seasonal germs.

How do doctors prevent from getting sick

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits help to develop a strong and capable immune system to create optimal body function. The majority of your immune system is housed in your digestive system. Having a compromised immune system means that your body has a diminished immune system, and it is not able to be able to protect against intruding microorganisms. A lot of times, it is as a result of too many challenges to the immune system already in place. Many conditions consume the body’s energy and can interfere with the body’s immune system proteins. There are many conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, blood disorders, cancer, as well as autoimmune diseases. Many medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, steroids, etc. can directly suppress the body’s natural ability to heal.

How to get unsick fast

If you have any of these immune system challenges or your digestive system is compromised, it is important to be aware of the following steps to take care of your immune system to get unsick fast. These are the steps that I take as a doctor being exposed on a daily basis when I am asked how do doctors keep from getting sick.

  • Fresh food – Eating fresh veggies, and fruits that are organic as well as foods that are domestically instead of foreign grown. Other countries have very different growing standards and cultivation standards, which can affect someone who is immune suppressed. Ensuring to adequately clean your vegetables, as well as cooking them thoroughly, can be helpful in ensuring that you are not contracting foodborne pathogens. I you want to know how to get unsick fast, first Look at your diet. If you eat sugar, you most certainly will get sick and stay sick.
  • Homeoprophylaxis – is a natural way to enhance and support the immune system. Many common diseases are represented by homeopathic nosodes to include polio, measles, EBV, even tetanus, and MRSA. These tiny pellets are no longer than the original substance of these diseases but are the frequency of those conditions that have the potential to educate the immune system to be protected agais=nst exposures.
  • Probiotics – Probiotics are microorganisms that cultivate the digestive tract and have immunoprotective properties. Various strains of probiotics are required within the digestive tract to ensure that the body is immunoprotective. 
  • Manage stress – Increased stress can affect the immune system in a negative way, especially consistent and persistent stress over a long period of time. Learning skills such as meditation, yoga, breathwork, devotions, prayer can all help support the body’s ability to manage the effects of stress. 
  • Nutrient Support – it may be necessary to support the nutrients that your body is not absorbed in the digestive tract. Ensuring we are getting enough vitamins, minerals in our diets are key while also supporting the bodies ability to heal itself
  • Digestion! Digestion! Digestion! – Since most of your immune system is housed in the immune system, repairing the digestive system is key. Addressing diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, etc. is key to supporting the immune system. 

Our immune system is truly amazing in its ability to defend our bodies silently and it has the capacity to heal if you know how to get unsick fast. When the body gets overburdened with immune system challenges, it develops an autoimmune state where it has a heightened awareness of itself. That is when the body begins to attack itself instead of attacking the intruder. This often happens when the body is overly toxic with chemicals, heavy metals, infections, etc. Once you get those items under control of the body, meaning you take the stresses off the body, the body will begin to stop attacking itself. I often see many acute sick cases as well as chronic ones.

How do doctors prevent from getting sick
How do doctors prevent from getting sick

I am so in tune with my body, I am able to typically tell them my body becomes infected with a bacteria, virus, etc. My feet get cold, for some they get a tickle in their throat, or their head gets cold, or they get itchy, etc. whichever it is, in that moment I decide if I want to give my immune system a workout or do I want to kill it. If I want to kill I often take homeopaths to knock it out quickly. This is how to get unsick fast. I also sleep a lot and sweat. If I sleep and sweat within the first couple fo days along with the homeopaths for my condition I tend to knock it out quickly. If you need additional support or targeted sick care treatment please call our office to schedule, this month we are offering a promo of $35 for any sick care visit with a complimentary flu prophylaxis.

Autoimmunity

Are autoimmune diseases genetic?

I recall a familiar game played with children where the adult grabs the child’s hands in a playful manner and says stop hitting yourself while having the playful child pat his or her cheeks. This seems like the basis of an autoimmune condition. Stop hitting yourself. Autoimmune diseases are various in their expression and many question are autoimmune diseases genetic. Diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, MS, etc. Hashimoto’s are all autoimmune based conditions just to name a few all have autoimmune components to them. Many conditions stem from autoimmune roots such as skin conditions, joint conditions, and even neurohormonal imbalances are contributed to autoimmune diseases and as Hippocrates all disease begin in the gut.

hippocrates all disease begins in the gut
hippocrates all disease begins in the gut

Environmental factors such as infections, chemicals, solvents, and even the standard western diet are all contributing factors to the development of autoimmune conditions. The body these days is being bombarded with so many things that it is not accustomed to dealing with, such as heavy metal toxicities, GMOs, chemical substances, etc. The body was not made to identify food-like substances and break this food like substances down for energy. Processed foods and the standard American diet has wreaked havoc on our digestive systems, which house the majority of our immune, neurological, and hormonal systems. The body must overcome these challenges on a daily basis aside from the question are autoimmune diseases genetic. The more unconscious we are about what we are putting in our bodies, the more susceptible our bodies will succumb to a disease process. Unfortunately, many of us remain unconscious about our health and what goes into our bodies for some time. When we wake up, it is sometimes as a result of the development of a disease instead of shifting to a paradigm of preventing disease.

Processed foods and food-like substances are one thing that we ingest on a daily basis, and unfortunately, we are also ingesting chemicals as well as heavy metals on a regular basis as well. We are exposed to these things on a daily basis through our air, our water, our clothing, building materials, pretty much anything and everything we expose ourselves to these days have some level of toxicity within it. Detoxification of these items is necessary, yet many people do not detox in healthy ways, leaving them feeling sicker, weaker, and pretty much defeated. Since we have such an abundance of toxins swimming in our environment, which are now in our bodies, care must be taken as we are getting those things out. Gentle detoxes such as Epsom salt baths, infrared dry sauna treatments, and steam sessions can be the answer to allow the body to remove these toxins without disrupting an unstable immune system slowly. A person with an autoimmune condition really cannot handle too much instability within the system and must be careful when deciding to remove things out of the body. Genetically, many toxic agents and immune system instabilities are passed down both in the mothers umbilical chord, however the baby must be susceptible to these toxic substances.

Are autoimmune diseases genetic
Joint pain

Toxic emotions also plague on the autoimmune body which can also tie into the idea to the question are autoimmune diseases genetic. Toxic emotions can be passed own for generations. Repressed or buried emotions, unprocessed emotions, traumatic events, toxic relationships, lack of self-worth, and self-esteem all play into the development of autoimmune conditions. On some level, I believe this is where it begins before we can actually see it or have physiological symptoms. Perhaps it begins with a person with a difficult childhood, and that person represses memories, thoughts, experiences, emotions, etc. in an effort to survive. They continue on this survivalist path, ignoring and possibly avoiding emotional upsets as they are unskilled or unwilling to process these emotions out in a healthy manner. They become distracted with work, school, family demands, and self-neglect their own emotional healing. The weight of these emotions may cause them to pick up unhealthy habits such as eating sugar, overworking, over-exercising, being overwhelmed, etc. These unhealthy habits lead to unhealthy behaviors such as skipping meals, not eating healthy foods, or overeating. Again the question is posed are autoimmune disease genetic and the answer is that many of the unhealthy habits relative to food is passed down for generations. Physiologically, these foods create even further imbalances within the body and then depending on the processing of the foods, chemical agents exposures begin to occur. The father of western medicine, Hippocrates all disease begins in the gut. Now not only is the body open and susceptible now, but we are also feeding the body disease-causing agents that eventually, over time, suppress the immune system to create disease.

Father with Son
Are autoimmune disease genetic?

Many times people assume that disease happens instantly. Genetic predisposition does play a role but not a clear answer to the question are autoimmune diseases genetic. They ignored the symptoms and signs their body is telling them to pay attention. It may begin with a lack of sleep, sluggishness, blood sugar dysregulation, etc. and then eventually it leads to bigger, more long-lasting events as now the body, as well as the mind, have to dig itself out of the mess it has created. Again, the belief of Hippocrates all diseases begins in the gut reigns true even today. When working to heal these matters, it is much like peeling back an onion, layer by layer. The body must learn to heal itself gently and effortlessly over an extended period of time. Unfortunately, when I tend to see people, it is after they have done considerable damage self-treatment combined with harsh allopathic approaches. The allopathic approaches may have stabilized the symptoms, but it has driven the cause deeper into the tissues, so now a practitioner such as myself must clean out the suppressive treatments along with getting to the root causes. People even over supplement or look to find “miracle cures” to heal every ill and believe just because it is natural, it is unharmful to the body. Over supplementing harms the body because now the body has to not only deal with the already overtaxing items to their immune system such as infections, chemicals, heavy metals, etc. it also needs to process you’re not such helpful supplements.

Are autoimmune diseases genetic

To be clear, supplements are there to support the body. Knowledge in biochemistry, in my humble opinion, is necessary to make appropriate recommendations. Otherwise, you are simply throwing paint up against the wall to see what sticks. I am also not an advocate for retail-based supplements as they often do not go through as much rigorous testing as neutraceuticals. I have also learned that if you load the supplements appropriately, there is a strong likelihood of removing the supplements as the body becomes stronger. I often tell patients there is nothing outside of self that is stronger than self, not even a supplement. A supplement supports that’s all; it does not do the bodies work for it. A supplement also does not answer the question relative to this article, are autoimmune disease genetic.

Working with people with autoimmune conditions is a complex process. Many times a person has years of layers to unwrap, and some may not be as open to unwrap so many deep-seated layers. Unwrapping those layers is key to healing the body once and for all otherwise, even if you heal the physiological aspect of the illness, the person’s mental, emotional, and spiritual state that created the dis-ease, to begin with, will bring back on the physiological processes. I do stand by Hippocrates all disease begins in the gut, but I also believe it begins spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. I also believe that genetics provides the foundation and then our habits, lifestyles, and choices serve as the fuel to the fire but I don’t think there is a simple answer to the question are autoimmune disease genetic. How much of our perceptions, ideas, and beliefs did we inherit from our parents? How much of their behavior do we continue to mirror? How do their genes affect our ability to heal, some would say less than 30%. This is why I tend to work with a person for at least one year. It takes time to unwrap these complexities and get to the root causes of each and every case. It takes a while, but with a little patience and some persistence, anyone can find the healing they are seeking in life.

How to get unwell fast

How to get unsick or how to get over being sick fast

The immune system is a simple yet complex system that defends self from non-self and many people want to know how to get unsick or how to how tog et over being sick fast. The immune system looks for and feverishly defends any outside intruders from itself. Mold, Parasites, Bacterias, and even viruses are all eradicated easily and effortlessly with a healthy, fully functioning immune system. However, many of our immune systems are being bombarded with many items that are not typical pathogens. Heavy metals, chemicals, GMOs, and the lie are infiltrating our environment at a rapid rate. What once was considered a small dose has now become much larger doses of accumulative mycotoxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Toxicities from our water, our air, our clothes, even our food are continuing to accumulate in our system, wreaking havoc on many of our bodily functions.

The immune system is just one aspect of the body’s challenges as these mycotoxins are found in numerous items throughout our environment. It becomes a vicious cycle as the body’s immune system is inhibited from the various bombardment of toxic substances leaving the body defenseless and allowing other systems within itself to be vulnerable. Without proper testing it becomes almost impossible to know how to get over being sick fast or how to get unsick. Sinus cavities, reproductive organs, the nervous system, the hormonal system, even the skin are all a result of increased toxic loads within the body.

how to get over being sick fast
Mother with daughter in a field of sunflowers

Unfortunately, we have not been taught consistent organ health and hygiene; therefore, ridding our bodies of these toxins has not been shown, educated upon, or even supported by the traditional medical community. We understand that disease is nothing more than a break down with the system, where the body’s natural defenses are worn down and unable to fully function because they are inhibited by nutritional deficiencies, accumulated toxins, and poor organ health and hygiene.

Temperature
Mother takes a daughter temperature to make sure she is well

Many people become enthusiastic about detoxification practices and jump headfirst into the world of detoxification. Unfortunately, if the body is not strong enough, meaning the body does not have nutritional stability, the person may get sick. Contrary to popular belief having a healing crisis or experiencing flu-like symptoms while detoxing are signs that the body is working too hard and the body is not well enough too detox. This is counter intuitive as many people who feel sick believe hot to get unsick or how to get over being sick fast lies in detoxification. However, this is not a healthy approach if the body does not have enough energy for daily activities or the level of toxic load within the body is high and unrecognizable. Healthy detoxification should be done slowly, effortlessly, and methodically over time once the body’s energy has been established and stabilized.

Safe and gentle detoxification practices are recommended, such as drinking over half your body in ounces of water, taking Epsom salt baths, infrared dry sauna, as well as one of our many basic detoxification services. The purpose of our basic detoxification services is to support the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself rather than forcing the body to detoxify by using herbs or chelating agents.

It is not advised to begin to take detoxification herbs as many herbs have interactions with many medications as well as can deplete already scarce minerals within the body. It is recommended to take a slow and gentle approach to detoxification as well as working with your holistic provider on your individual needs. Biochemically, every human being is uniquely coded along with genetic elements that affect the body’s ability to detoxify. I think many people are often desperate to know how to get unsick when they are not feeling well and or want to know how to get over being sick fast, yet lack the understanding in laboratory testing to determine what things are in the body that are making the body unwell.

Naturally, if a person is already under the weather even with a common cold, detoxification is not a healthy option until the energy levels are back up to neutral. It is important to establish a baseline of energy before a person attempts to detoxify itself. Slow and steady always wins the race. I have found that so many toxins are within our environment that make it difficult to determine what is in the body and the most effective time for it to come out.

In my view, I never treat unless I know what I treating. Otherwise, I could do more harm than good. I test for acute conditions that have cough, cold, and flu symptoms using AK testing or muscle testing. Muscle testing allows for me to identify a virus, bacteria, etc quickly in order to apply the appropriate treatment. As a result, this teaches me yo teach my patients how to get unsick and of course how to get unsick fast. However, AK testing in my opinion is not effective for chronic multifaceted conditions which is why I use it only for acute conditions. Otherwise, I use advanced functional laboratory testing to be able to determine the root cause of why someone is unwell, which again can be multifaceted. Root causes come from heavy metal toxicities, viruses, chemicals, molds, etc. that then attack organs, weaken their functioning and prevent the body from being well. If you want to know how to get unsick and/or how to get her being sick fast it is important to know and perform the appropriate testing to determine the cause before treating. Otherwise, you are just guessing which may or may not cause more harm than good.