Is it advisable to start anti-pathogen treatment in the middle of a flare-up? In this video, Linsy answers a fantastic reader question we asked in response to Linsy’s recent blog post, “Anti-Pathogen Treatment: The Basic Way to Heal Your Gut!” Have received.
The question is:
“Hello Linsy. Great blog post. I have a question about something you said, “It’s best to start slowly – not in the midst of severe symptoms.”
They mention that it is best to start when your body is stable, and not during a torch. I started with 10 drops of WOO but only half a teaspoon of probiotics. Is it bad? I thought the WOO protocol will help kill the nasties (fine too) and with the probiotics (2 hours after) help make things better. Why should you wait until after a flare up?
And what should you do to “help” the torch if you don’t follow the WOO protocol? I understand that death symptoms can be difficult to deal with – that’s why you mention you start slowly, but I’m not sure if I should wait until after the torch to start the WOO. Do I not understand correctly? Thanks in advance! “
First of all, I want to say that I really appreciate your getting in touch – especially since this is a FANTASTIC question!
I like to explain it like this … Antipathogens are very important to natural healing. However, if I have SEVERE symptoms like bleeding, profuse bleeding and constant vomiting like I did in the beginning, I would be really reluctant to start antipathogens in THESE cases. Just because the anti-pathogens usually cause more symptoms in the beginning and I personally don’t want to end up in the hospital if my symptoms increase from starting anti-pathogen treatment.
In these severe cases, it can simply be too much for the body to process. Your body has to be stable enough to detoxify! However, when things are more stable and calm, I would definitely introduce the anti-pathogens as the body can process them better.
When symptoms were tolerable (like diarrhea but no bleeding), I still took antipathogens. However, if my symptoms were so extreme that I could no longer stress my body. THEN I would stay away from the anti-pathogens.
I definitely took anti-pathogens during a torch, but ONLY when my body was ready to deal with the detox. I prepared for success by prepping my body for detox and healing the mucosal layer before starting anti-pathogens. If you’re having severe symptoms and your body is telling you it’s not ready to start antipathogens just yet, there is still much you can do to build yourself up and introduce them.
Two things that I used to heal the mucosal layer before introducing antipathogens are L-Glutamine and MucosaCalm.
MucosaCalm helped me relieve my bleeding so I could start taking WOO, and L-glutamine helped soothe and strengthen my lining.
Listen to your body again and be GOOD! You know each other well enough to know if it’s time to start dealing with pathogens or if your gut is too sensitive.
When I go through major life stressors, such as moving house, I know my body and I know that it would be too much if I started anti-pathogen treatment at the same time. I would be Herx safe and my body would be miserable!
When I say Herx, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, I mean a response to the bad bacteria that die as a result of the anti-pathogen. I recently made a video with Jini about extreme Herx reactions and IBD.
So, like I said – when I start an antipathogen, I make sure I adjust to how I feel, what is going on around me and in my surroundings – and that it is the right time for the To start treatment against pathogens so I don’t. I am not pushing myself and making my symptoms worse.
Alright! Well, S, I hope that answered your question! And, if you’re interested in learning more about Jini’s favorite antipathogen, Wild Oregano Oil, be sure to download Jini’s FREE eBook on All You Need to Know About Wild Oregano Oil.
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And there you have it! I am always happy to receive questions from all of you. Please reach out to everyone you have! Until next time – have fun healing and always listen to your stomach!
Linsy is Jini’s assistant. From a highly sensitive / reactive case of ulcerative colitis to a completely drug and surgery-free case using only natural methods, Linsy understands the interplay of mind / body / spirit on the healing journey firsthand.