It’s tempting when you’re sick to goto google and find a whole lot of things that are meant to help, buy them all and start them all at once.
You just want to get better, so this is a good idea right?
This tendency connects to the feeling of feeling so low that you just want to get better faster and will try almost anything. I talked about some of that in You Need to Find a Deep Part Inside Yourself that KNOWS You’re Going to Heal!
It makes sense that when you want to heal and get better to take as many things as you can at once, and to start it all on the one day doesn’t it?
Well it might to you, but when you’ve gone through this you start to learn it’s not the best way. The first issue is that it costs alot of money just buying all kinds of things that ‘might’ work that you found on the internet. I know because i’ve brought a crazy amount of things for my health over the years.
The second problem with this is how are you going to know what’s doing what? It’s hard enough to know that already, with some things because they are subtle over time, I might not notice what it was doing until I stop taking it. This also gets difficult even if you build up over time and are taking a few different things.
When you start new supplements and treatments one at a time it’s easier to see what it’s doing and whether it’s worth taking it. Of course the best way to know if something is going to be beneficial for you is Autonomic Response Testing!
The 3rd reason is probably the most important one. Usually when you start taking something new, is that you’ll get a Healing Response, also called a Herxheimer Reaction.
This is because you’re killing off the bacteria, virus, etc that toxins are coming through your body, so if you add too much at once it can be overwhelming and these symptoms can be a bit much for you. It’s similar with detoxing, as the toxins are coming through, especially at first it can flare things up or bring up old symptoms.
This is the most important reason why you want to start slow, add 1 thing at a time. Even with your dosages, you might even start smaller than the recommended dosage at first to minimize this healing response and so your body can adjust easier.
It’s very tempting to do it all at once, hoping you’ll just get better faster. But all that will really happen is you feel like crap, flare up old symptoms and make the healing response too much for you.
If every time you add something you add too much of it and get an extreme healing response, then it’s going to make you more reluctant to do these things.
But if you build up slowly, learn how to manage the healing responses then it’s going to go much better for you and you’ll learn that you can manage it over time. It might flare up a bit but it’s not going to be overwhelming.
The best way to minimize and deal with the healing response is Detoxing. This can really help you mobilize the toxins, help them go through instead of getting stuck in your body.
You don’t need any crazy, expensive detoxes that they try to sell you, there’s a few cheap, simple ways i’ve found and i’ll post about soon.
And remember the above about building up slowly, as too much detoxing with certain things can release too many toxins.
Start small, do what you can handle. I can’t give a specific amount for you as this is something you have to learn from your own experience. The best advice is ‘start small and build over time’.
At first start with less than you think you can handle. I remember when I first started taking herbal tinctures, my first dosage was THREE drops of 3 different tinctures and I felt it much more than expected the next day.
When you get a bit healthier you can handle more at a time, but at the start this advice is especially important to follow.