Healing Crisis on Keto & Fasting

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As you begin to change your diet with Keto and perhaps also with adding fasting (IF or PF), positive changes begin to happen within your body. The ideal reaction is the gradual development of an increased sense of well-being. At first you will notice that you do not tire so easily. You will have more sustained energy during the day, and you will not become tired so early in the evening. As sense of well-being increases, you may begin to feel more emotionally and psychologically secure. Little things do not bother you as they once did. Your old patterns will begin to change from “grumpy” ones to “happy” ones.

However, in a significant minority, a number of uncomfortable reactions may occur as you begin to physiologically balance your body chemistry and revitalize your immune system through the support of cellular communication. It is not easy for your body to adjust overnight to a long history of inappropriate diet, specially the high carbs diet.

The longer the deficiencies have existed, the more prevalent the response is likely to be. Corrective responses that may occur are associated with:
fever, rash or hives, excessive gas, runny nose, sore throat, headaches, insomnia, increased thirst, weakness, lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, fever blisters, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, nervousness, and various body aches and pains in joints and muscles.
When these reactions occur, you can be assured your body is making positive changes toward an improved state of health. If you recognise these as the cleansing response (Healing Crisis), it will be easier to accept them as steps on the road to better health. These conditions are a small price to pay for long-lasting benefits.


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