The Side Effects Of Healing Your Gut: A Healing Crisis

Functional medicine has many benefits -- it determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of symptoms for each individual. Unfortunately, when we choose the route of alternative medicine, that often means our body has a healing crisis. 

What is a healing crisis?

A healing crisis is a natural part of the healing process. It is a temporary worsening of symptoms while the body expels toxins in response to treatment. Up to 75% of people experience a healing crisis -- you are not alone.  

What symptoms can I expect?

Everyone’s body reacts differently. Most symptoms are flu-like or a continuation of the digestive issues you had before. Symptoms can include:

  • Body Aches
  • Gas and bloating
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Skin irritations
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How long does a healing crisis last?

Although there hasn’t been extensive research done on the length of these crises, most symptoms are reduced are completely gone after 2 or 3 days. It is rare, but some people have experienced symptoms for up to a week or more. If this happens, be sure to consult with your doctor. 

Can I do anything to minimize symptoms?

If you are utilizing our GoodGut Program, this stage will go hand-and-hand with days one - five when you are taking Activated Charcoal. In this stage, be sure to stay sufficiently hydrated, get sufficient sleep and try and minimize stress. We recommend staying on an elimination diet which will help minimize any additional digestive issues. 

Know that this is a very normal part of the healing process and will not last forever. 

Your body is doing what it needs to do in order to help you feel your best. Surround yourself with a strong support system and you’ll come out feeling great! Happy healing!

GoodGut Program - One Month Supply
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GoodGut Program - One Month Supply
GoodGut Program - One Month Supply
goodgut program gut garden supplements
GoodGut Program - One Month Supply

GoodGut Program - One Month Supply


Back in stock! Gut Garden's GoodGut Program is based on the functional medicine approach to gut health and it is designed to rebuild and restore gut health long term. We offer a roadmap to relieving digestive symptoms and strengthening the gut against future invaders. Includes easy to follow instructions and sample schedule, plus:

Activated Charcoal: Safely absorbs toxins and unwanted material through the digestive tract and out of the body.

Digestive Enzymes with Betaine HCL and Pepsin: Replaces digestive functions that may have been depleted or compromised over time.

Perfect Probiotic: Repopulates healthy bacteria to assist with improved metabolism, digestion and immune function. 

Super RS Resistant Starch Prebiotic: Enhances beneficial bacteria by feeding them a broad spectrum prebiotic that promotes microbial diversity. 

Collagen Peptides: Helps restore and strengthen the intestinal lining.

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