Naturally Nourished

Episode 210: Herxheimer Reaction and Coping with a Cleanse

October 12, 2020

Have you attempted a gut cleanse or functional medicine treatment and felt terrible? So bad that you weren’t able to complete the protocol? In this episode we cover the topic of Herxheimer Reactions which are setbacks or symptom flares that occur during a treatment plan. In a gut cleanse, this is due to the endotoxins released by yeast and microbes when they break down during antifungal or antibiotic treatment. When the body becomes overburdened or overwhelmed by a sudden release of toxins the immune system goes on high alert, triggering systemic inflammation. 

 

In this episode, Ali and Becki discuss how to cope with a gut cleanse as well as elimination diets and other functional approaches that can drive Herxheimer Reactions. They will cover the influence of the microbiome on disease and what can happen when pathogenic organisms are not regulated. Learn about the importance of anti-inflammatory and detox supporting compounds in supplements and diet as well as lifestyle support to aid in successful outcomes.  

 

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