You’ve decided to clean up your act. You’re
eating more nutritiously, exercising regularly, and getting adequate
sleep. Congratulations! You’ve set the stage for a healing
crisis! The wholesome support you are giving your body will pay
off in the long run, but chances are good that you will experience
a healing crisis before you begin to reap all the benefits of your
No doctor, patient, or food can bring on a healing crisis. When
the body is ready, nature will take over to cleanse and release
the bound energy that has been the obstacle to healing.
A healing crisis can move through a body slowly or rapidly depending
on a person’s constitution, nervous system and what they have
earned. One earns crisis through hard work. It is the result of
sacrifice—giving up bad habits and choosing to be more in
sync with nature.
person’s healing crisis is unique. The experience can range
from harsh to gentle according to what is possible and appropriate
for a specific body. Some crises come in the form of backaches,
skin rashes, car accidents, joint pains, diarrhea, or dental problems.
Some people experience all of these symptoms but usually not simultaneously.
A healing crisis may move from one part of the body to another,
or it may localize in an area the body has targeted for cleansing
and rejuvenation. The healing crisis allows the body to rid itself
of old tissue and acids that have accumulated over a period of years
or even decades.
exchange of old tissue for new happens only when new tissue is radiating
its vitality. The old tissue has exhausted itself and the new, built
from life-giving foods and health-building processes, has grown
stronger than the old, abused tissue. The tissue built from poor
food and destructive living habits will eventually be overpowered
by the tissue created from natural foods and life-affirming habits.
crisis is actually a blessing—an accelerated opportunity to
move toward wholeness, to honor the body's intrinsic, self-healing
power, and to allow those potent powers to dominate.