Herxheimer Reaction


The Herxheimer Reaction occurs when the body is detoxifying too rapidly and
toxins are being released faster than the body can eliminate them.[v] When
this occurs, one will suffer from headaches, nausea, vomiting, and malaise.
Even though this is but a short period of the health program, it can be
severe and deter one from reaching their intended goals. Also, the person
may not know what they are experiencing and think that they are regressing.

To minimize the Herxheimer Reaction

Drinks lots of pure distilled water

Get minimal exercise daily

Lots of sunshine

Take detoxification slowly... one step at a time

Don't increase the dose of herbals

Keep the organs of elimination (bowels, lungs, skin, kidneys) open

Take detox baths

Use aromatherapy oils for aches -like peppermint, birch, and wintergreen

Sweat by using exercise, saunas, baths, and herbs

Avoid foreign chemicals and refined processed foods

If the Herxheimer reaction occurs, cut back on your health detoxification
program. Reduce the dose of herbs and follow the above outline to reduce the
symptoms of toxin elimination. The more toxins there are to eliminate, the
sicker one is when they come out. Generally, one will feel better when all is
over and health is restored again. Just remember, don't give up.


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