Feeling Worse When You Thought You’d Be Better?

You may be experiencing a Herxheimer or “Die-off” reaction

A Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction is a phenomenon that occurs when dead bacteria or microbes release their endotoxins into the body more quickly than the body can remove these toxins.  This provokes an exaggerated inflammatory response that can feel like having the flu.  Symptoms may include worsening fatigue, joint and muscle aches, flushing, fever, chills, headache, fast heart rate, a sense of anxiety, and rash.

Hopefully you will feel awesome and energized after your treatment at Golden Rey, but sometimes you might feel worse before you start to feel better. This occurs when the bad bugs are killed off by therapies such as antibiotics, herbal antimicrobials or any energy therapy including BEMER, ozone sauna, HBOT or far-infrared sauna. Below are some tips for you to consider.

If you are struggling with die-off symptoms, consider the following natural therapies to help your body clear the toxins:

  1. Increase fluids (water, dandelion tea) and rest as best you can.

  2. Soak in Epsom salt baths – 2 C Epsom salts in a hot bath (optional – ½ C baking soda and 10 drops essential oil of lavender) – soak for 15-20 minutes, once to twice daily

  3. Drink Stars Lemonade – ½ lemon squeezed in warm water with  a pinch of cayenne (optional – add a touch of maple syrup) – drink this frequently throughout the day; it helps to alkalinize the body

  4. Take activated charcoal – 2-4 capsules (Bulletproof Upgraded Coconut Charcoal is a reputable brand) – Nature's Answer Activated Coconut Charcoal w/ DLG Licorice 1-2 caps daily is also a reputable brand - activated charcoal adsorbs chemical, drugs and toxins; adsorption (as opposed to absorption) is a process where the toxic substance attaches to the surface of the charcoal and gets eliminated in the stool; this will turn your stool black.  Take in between meals, and 2 hours after any supplements or medications, as it can also adsorb nutrients and drugs.

  5. Take Bentonite clay to help bind the toxins and pull them out – similar to how charcoal works – "Whole Approach" is one brand that patients have had success with

  6. Breathwork - breath slowly and deeply

  7. Sweat - toxins will be released through your sweat. Far Infrared sauna is great.

  8. Magnesium helps with detoxification.

  9. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps turn on detoxification enzymes