How long will a client maintain homeostasis?
It usually requires only 1 to 4 sessions to maintain homeostasis. In most cases, homeostasis can be achieved after the first visit. However, depending on the stress level of the client, amount of bodily toxins and the strength of the person’s immune system, the others may require several visits to achieve and maintain homeostasis. Once homeostasis is achieved, there is usually no need for subsequent or yearly visits.
1. Your Level of Stress
a) Psychological – depression, boredom, anxiety, financial worries, marital problems, moving to new address, loss of employment, death of a loved one, weight gain, discord in families
b) Physical – injury, accidents, surgery, illness, strenuous exercise, dehydration, working/living near high voltage power lines or electronic equipment, allergies, weight gain
2. The Strength of Your Immune System
You may have acquired a considerable level of toxins as a result of poor eating habits such as: coffee, tea, alcohol, sodas, sweets, excessive processed food consumption, smoking, prescription drugs, chlorinated drinking water, the level of yeast (candida albicans) and air pollution. These toxins force your immune system to work harder to detoxify your body. In doing so, the immune system will be less effective in maintaining homeostasis.
3. Your Body’s Enzyme Levels
Our diet consists of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Your pancreas produces enzymes called amylase, lipase and protease that aid in the digestive process of these foods. As we age, our pancreas may not produce enough of these enzymes required for adequate digestion and will require the immune system to compensate by lending their enzymes for the digestive process. It’s also important to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that contain a natural plant enzyme (cellulase) for proper digestion of plant fibre known as cellulose.
4. Your level of Hydration
Dehydration can be detrimental to your health for many reasons. In regard to homeostasis, proper hydration is essential. Studies suggest 8 – 8 oz. glasses of good quality water should be consumed daily.
The following are suggested to help maintain homeostasis:
1. A yeast (candida) cleanse
Your BIE practitioner will determine the best yeast cleanse suitable for you. This usually requires a special diet and supplementing with herbs or homeopathic remedies along with probiotics to kill off yeast and balance intestinal flora. Yeast overworks the immune system by producing approximately 28 different toxins. Once the yeast has been reduced to a manageable level, the immune system can help to keep your intolerance/sensitivity under control.
2. Drink plenty of water
Adequate water consumption is not only essential for effective BIE sessions but equally important, to reduce levels of stress on the body and minimize toxic build up.
2 litres (8 – 8oz. glasses) of water should be sufficient water to consume on a daily basis. However, more water should be consumed in the summer or during excessive exercise.
Coffee, orange pekoe and black teas will actually dehydrate your body due to their diuretic effects.
3. Supplement with enzymes / immune system building supplements
Your BIE practitioner can test you to determine the best enzyme and/or immune system supplement for your body. Many of the store bought name-brand supplements have added fillers and may not be suitable for your specific needs.