Are you starting the journey to good gut health? As you navigate through your gut healing journey, it's important to understand that temporary discomfort, known as die-off, is a testament to your progress and inner strength. Embrace the uniqueness of your experience, prioritize self-care, and trust that this phase is paving the way to a healthier, happier you. For more information on nurturing your body during a gut rebalance, including managing die-off symptoms, be sure to tune in. Remember, you've got this!
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Welcome to Follow Your Gut, where women like you are empowered to take charge of your family's health and happiness. I'm your host, Juniper Bennett, formerly known as Sarah. I'm the founder and CEO of Only Organics, and as a momma to four, I have personally gone through the ups and downs of Navigating, the sea of misinformation and the runaround from our medical system while caring for my family's health and well being. This blog is dedicated to educating and empowering you on the significance of gut health and how it affects everything from your family's sleep to your mood and everything in between. By understanding the foundation of your wellness and the causes of common yet preventable symptoms, you can achieve a deeper level of health and happiness for your family. Join me as we explore the world of gut health and enhance our lives from the core of our well beings, all while honoring our powerful intuitions. I'm so happy you're here. Let's dive into today's episode.
In this post we review Die Off a Natural Sign of Healing when embarking on a gut healing journey, whether for yourself or your child, it's important to be aware of something called die off. A few days into your gut rebalance, you may find yourself wondering if it's normal for symptoms to worsen before they get better. Die off, as the name suggests, refers the temporary flare of symptoms experienced when bad bacteria, yeast and parasites in the body begin to die. And while it may seem unsettling, die off is actually a positive indication that your gut rebalance is working. In this episode, we are going to validate your healing experience, dive deeper into die off and discuss its significance, common symptoms, and way you can support your body through this phase. Before we dive in, you should know that not everyone experiences die off and it is not a need to be concerned if you don't encounter die off. The absence of die off symptoms does not indicate that your rebalance is not working. Everyone's body responds differently and everyone's healing journey is very unique to them.
Die off symptoms can manifest in a range of ways, and being aware of these symptoms can help you navigate this phase with greater understanding and compassion for yourself and your child. Some of the most common symptoms of die off include headaches, fever, chills, muscle aches, exhaustion, diarrhea, nausea, rest, asleep, mood fluctuations and the most common of all is the worsening of existing symptoms related to gut imbalance. So if you have an eczema rash or a psoriasis rash, it will flare, acne, vaginal, itch, sour smelling, poop, undigested poop, restless, sleep and irritability. Whatever symptom is your most prominent symptom of gut imbalance is likely to flare during die off. And again, please remember, not everybody experienced die off, and I just listed many common symptoms of die off, but nobody really experiences all of these. Everybody's body is so different. And while it might seem very tempting to seek Over-the-counter medications to alleviate die off symptoms, it's important to remember why you are experiencing them in the first place. Consider alternative remedies that support your gut health. Medications like ibuprofen and Tylenol negatively impact your gut bacteria and potentially prolong the die off phase. So instead, here are some wonderful ways to help you manage this phase for you or your child's healing journey.
- Make sure you are drinking an abundant amount of water. This will help flush out the dying yeast, bacteria and parasites from your body, which helps quicken the detoxification process.
- Epson salt baths. This will help in drawing out toxins and alleviating muscle aches or skin irritations.
- Speaking of skin, the third tip here is oatmeal baths. Throw some organic rolled oats into an old sock, tie a knot and throw it into your bathtub. And you can squeeze like the oat milk onto you or your child's skin. And it is so soothing for any topical rash, diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis.
- Topical relief. It is important to make sure that you are only using topical products that are PH balanced and support your skin's. Microbiome chemical-based products. 2s Counter all of the hard work that you are doing internally to heal your body. The Balanced Bacteria Skincare Kit and Relieve Healing Gel found in my shop are really nurturing and healing if you need anything to support your skin through your healing journey.
- For internal support as an alternative to Ibuprofen Balanced CBD also found in my shop, is really positive in the die off phase and actually is really good for gut health and balance in general. It will help alleviate headaches, body aches, hormone imbalance, sleep and so much more.
- I would highly recommend you consider incorporating celery juice during your die off phase, if not throughout your entire rebalance. Celery juice is known for its natural detoxifying properties and AIDS in flushing out toxins, including the dying bacteria, yeast and parasites that contribute to your die off symptoms. By supporting your liver during your rebalance, celery juice helps in eliminating waste and promoting a healthier gut environment. Imbalances cause inflammation in the body and celery juice contains anti-inflammatory compounds that will help reduce inflammation and support your body's response to die off. Another last thing about celery juice is that it has an alkalizing effect on the body. When bad bacteria, yeast and parasites die off, they often release acidic. Byproducts causing an imbalance in PH levels. Consuming celery juice will help restore the alkalinity in your body, creating an environment that is less favorable to that bad bacteria, yeast and parasites, meaning celery juice will help enhance your healing journey.
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Next, it is really important to prioritize restorative practices such as getting sufficient amounts of sleep and committing to self-care practices like meditation and journaling. Taking care of your overall well-being during the die off phase with these practices will help alleviate stress. And stress is directly connected to your gut bacteria. This will support your body in your healing process. 1s You are also going to want to engage in gentle exercise during the diaphragase. This is your time to honor your body gently. This means walking instead of running, restorative, yoga over high impact or cardio exercises. This will promote circulation, lymphatic flow, and detoxification that will aid in the elimination of toxins released during die off without adding extra stress to your body. It's like my midwife told me when I gave birth to my child the gentler you are on your body immediately after birth, the faster and stronger you will heal. The gentler you are in your body during the die off phase, the faster it will pass and the stronger your body will heal. The last tip here her come and lean on the Gutsy Woman community. We are here to support you through your healing journey. To validate your experience, offer suggestions and celebrate all the healing that you experience in rebalancing your gut.
If you are seeing die off symptoms in your child, you can support them by simply holding space for restless nights, big emotions and extreme energy swings. They may get extra clingy. If your child is breastfeeding, they may want to breastfeed even more frequently. They might experience diaper rash, and if they have eczema, it may worsen before it gets better. Just know that this phase will pass, and once it does, you will get to experience the exact opposite with your child. They will sleep deeper and have more steady moods and emotions than you can ever imagine. Once their gut is fully balanced, their skin will be so smooth and healthy, they will feel content and you will see a new sparkle in their eye. Before we wrap this episode up, I want to share some additional insights that will be really helpful for you to know. The duration of the die off phase really varies from person to person. For some it may only last a few days, while for others it can extend to several weeks. Being consistent with your nourish and cleanse supplements, along with avoiding the foods that feed bad bacteria and yeast, will help this phase pass as quickly as possible. The essentials of Gut Health course that you get free access to when you purchase either the Woman's or Children's Gut Rebalance Kit has all the information and support you need in regard to the foods to eat and avoid. Consistency and dedication will help shorten the duration of die off. And the most important thing you can do as a mama healing your child is take care of you. Make sure you are nurturing your own gut balance so that your intuition is crystal clear and heightened and you trust in yourself and the healing processes.
As you are rebalancing yours or your child's gut, it is so important to remember that everyone's response to die off is unique. Some may experience intense symptoms, while others might have milder symptoms or no symptoms at all. Please do not try to compare your healing journey to anyone else's. This goes for the Die off phase and beyond. Your healing journey is unique to you and your body. Keeping a journal of your symptoms throughout you rebalance will be really helpful in identifying patterns and tracking progress to potentially pinpoint any triggers. I have a whole journal available in my shop as well. It's called the essentials of gut health workbook. It really kind of prompts you and walks you through all different kinds of journaling tricks and tips that is really, really supportive throughout the healing journey. So, everything that I've mentioned in this episode, I will make sure to link it in the show. Notes for. Going through the die off phase can be emotionally challenging. Your mood is likely to go up and down. It's so important for you to seek support from loved ones. Really communicate with your family what you are doing. Let them know up front, I might experience die off. I might be moody for a few days. Please have patience and compassion for me. It's come and lean on the gutsy woman community. If you haven't joined yet again, I will have it linked in the show notes for you. Because having a support system will make your journey so much more manageable and enjoyable for you.
Lastly, you have to keep your mind on the big picture. You have to remember why you are here. And while die off symptoms can be uncomfortable, remember that they are a temporary part of your healing process. By rebalancing your gut and supporting your body's natural healing mechanisms, you are paving the way for long term health. Improved digestion, healthy skin, enhanced immune function, balanced hormones and overall well-being. Be gentle, trust your intuition and hold on strong to the reason you are rebalancing your gut in the first place. Thank you for joining me in this short and sweet episode. I will be back next week.
Thank you for reading todays post of Follow Your Gut. As a reminder, the information shared on the show is not just for your children, but also for you. As a woman at Only Organics, I have created a line of the best quality gut balancing supplements and products that have transformed my family's health and happiness. Head to www.onlyonics.com to start your journey to optimal gut health today. Lastly, I always want to be very transparent that I am not a medical professional and the information shared on this podcast is based on my personal experience and research. Please always listen to your own inner voice of wisdom and your healthcare professional. Join me again next week for more insights and inspiration on taking charge of your family's health and happiness. I'll see you then.