Through my personal experience and the observations I’ve made in my support group, I’ve noticed 4 states of the body in the healing process, each with its own needs and thereby, the 4 stages of self-healing.
THE BEGINNING – Stage 1
The body is exhibiting various symptoms, which make day-to-day functioning harder. The body’s resources are by this point gone and therefore it reacts strongly to any change, especially to threats like a dietary mistake, tanning, intense physical exercise or insect bite. Steps taken at this stage are aimed at stabilizing the body and doing away with the most pressing deficiencies and therefore have to be systematic and consistent, because what the body needs at this point is first and foremost stability and foreseeable patterns, which allow it to establish protocols and priorities.
– composing meals with pH close to neutral, preferably warm and slightly mechanically processed, in small portions, as often as the body demands;
– basing on a limited number of products and combinations, first and foremost full grain rice and products derived from it (rice cakes, rice noodles), oats, millet groats and other grains, stewed vegetables, meat, fish, shrimp and eggs;
– avoiding raw fruit and vegetables or dry legumes;
– avoiding farinaceous (flour-based), including bread;
– limiting the amount of fats;
– introducing B complex and vitamin B6 supplements accordingly to the meal;
– helping the body cleanse itself through the skin (sodium bicarbonate baths);
– gentle stimulation of the lymphatic system through moderate physical activity (walks);
– ensuring optimal conditions for the body and avoiding any kind of infection at all costs.
The body is regaining balance – thanks to the initial nourishment the symptoms subside, there is an increase in energy and the reactions to negative stimuli is weaker. Consistency and systematic action remain the deciding factors.
This is a time for further nourishment of the body, which means:
– varying the diet and widening the spectrum of products by adding a small amount of raw fruit and vegetables, seeds, nuts, sporadically farinaceous products (bread, full grain pasta, pancakes, etc.), natural yoghurt;
– introducing enzyme supplements to aid the processing and absorption of nutrients;
– introducing herbal teas after meals to aid the process of digestion;
– increasing the supplementation of B vitamins by adding an extra dose of vitamin B12, biotin, optionally other B vitamins depending on the demand (symptoms);
– further stimulation of the lymphatic system through activity and moderate exertion.
The nourished body begins to function better with improved stamina, there is a noticeable improvement in appearance and general sensation – but support is still necessary for fixing the deeper deficiencies (e.g. hormonal). It’s only at this stage that the body regains the ability to deal with hard or new situations through using its own resources, so the reaction to threatening factors isn’t noticeable. (This could undermine your motivation to adhere to the rules, but an unsupported body at this point will show a tendency to gradually return to bad health.)
This is the time for the body to face small challenges and learn elasticity, to react to changing variables and use its resources optimally. At this stage, the actions that need to be taken are:
– maintaining the B vitamin supplementation with sporadic application of large doses of these vitamins and completing it with the vitamins A, D, E and K, optionally elements;
– increasing the amount of fats in meals, lowering the amount of carbohydrates;
– a slow introduction of non-neutral meals – which means both alkaline and acidic meals, with more of the former;
– activating the cleansing process – increasing the amount of raw vegetables and fruit in the meals, introducing cleansing herbs and alkaline water, products containing vitamin C, periodic physical exertion, saunas and sunbathing.
Stage 4 – HEALTH
When the body is finished replenishing all its deficiencies, it will regain hormonal balance, stop producing symptoms and begin to function fully. This means it has reached stage 4. A healthy body, which is properly nourished and treated is able to regulate its processes by itself, is not afraid of changes and can manage short term deficiencies. It should be periodically cleansed and supported with supplementation in order to refill the resources used up by cleansing. The rule the dominance of alkaline meals, drinking alkaline water and systematic physical activity.