Symptoms can immediately “disappear” only when you are treating them with crutches. They do not immediately disappear when you are healing your bowel and body and getting to the cause of them. In the long run, they will disappear and stay gone effortlessly. (This is a far cry from the results you get when you simply treat them with crutches, which is inevitable failure, the development of new illnesses, and a shortened lifespan.)
When you successfully heal your bowel and body, you will experience a gradual reduction in the frequency and severity of your symptoms. (On the other hand, you are given instructions for using crutches in Chapter 10 of “This Works Crutches Don’t,” and these will immediately reduce your symptoms and improve your bowel movements, but do not confuse this with healing, and do not interpret this to mean that you have quickly healed your bowel and body.)
During the healing process, your body will release stored-up acidity from your cells and dump it into your organs of elimination. This is very positive and you will experience an improvement in your health and weight as a result. When you unplug the bottom of your pipe (organs of elimination), the acidity that was stuck in the middle and top will be released into the space that was just cleared away at the bottom. This is a wonderful thing that helps save your life, as trash at the top of your pipe is very harmful and undesirable. If your body can release it into your bowel because it is healthier, it will do so.
During this process, however, you may find that a symptom that was better returns again (albeit, temporarily). This can, understandably, be confusing, upsetting, and frustrating—if you do not understand the healing process, and the actual “benefit” of this response!
To understand what is happening, imagine that you have holes all over the roof of your house.; holes over the bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, tec. And imagine that there is a man on the roof fixing these holes. Let’s also say that there are many more holes over your bathroom than your kitchen, and even fewer over your bedroom. If this man fixes eight holes/day—over all of these rooms– the bedroom will get fixed first (as it has the fewest holes over it.) Prior to fixing these holes, if it rained, your entire house got wet. Now, when it rains, your bedroom will not get wet (because the holes over it have been fixed), but now your living room and kitchen may become wetter, as a result of the rain not dripping into your bedroom. Now, as you keep this man on the roof, eventually the holes over the kitchen and living room will get fixed too, and when it rains, these rooms won’t get wet either.
But for a period of time, they do get wetter when it rains.
To relate this to this process, you may have a lot of stored acids in your kidneys, less in your pancreas, and even fewer in your arteries. As you eliminate acids from your body with this process, your arteries will heal first, then your liver, and your kidneys will heal last, as your body heals from the “top” down (review Chapter 3 for an understanding of this).
So if it “rains,” i.e. you eat more sugar, alcohol, or a more cleansing diet of more carbohydrates and/or less protein, at some point the un-eliminated acids will no longer affect your arteries and liver, but more of them will be handled by your kidneys. This can mean that all of a sudden, your blood pressure goes up, or you retain more water (weight) than you were.
This is not a negative experience. On the contrary, during these reactions, you are becoming healthier. This can be interpreted as negative when someone experiences the initial signs of improvement, and is mentally disappointed when the improvement does not continue uninterrupted.
It is only after all of the old accumulated acidity has been eliminated from an organ that a symptom may be gone forever. It is only once all of the holes in your roof have been fixed that your house will not get wet when it rains.
You are used to crutches, and this experience can cause you to wrongly interpret these reactions and fail to heal your body. When you take a drug to lower your blood pressure, for example, and it does just that, you would rightly be concerned if at some point your blood pressure became elevated again while taking it. The medication is treating the symptom of high blood pressure and the return of that symptom means the drug may not be working anymore and may need to be increased. Your crutch is failing you.
During this process, the re-appearance of a symptom does not mean that the process is not working. Keep taking Bowel Strength or acidophilus and bentonite, and you will “move past this” onto even better health, and fewer symptoms.
Or, if you do not like your kitchen getter wetter, make sure you have a large tarp over your roof. If you do not like these reactions, make sure your stools are well-formed, that you are taking your bentonite correctly, and that you are not eating too little protein, too much fruit, or too many carbohydrates, just yet.
This is a very difficult concept to explain; yet it is a very important one to understand. Hence, I strongly urge you to watch my video, “Understanding Healing Symptoms,” available at www.YouTube.com (found by typing my name, Donna Pessin, into the search field).