As part of a Nutritional Balancing program, the body undergoes two processes known as retracing and healing reactions. These are a very important part of your healing journey and are common whilst on a Nutritional Balancing program. Indeed without retracing or healing reactions, you will not heal effectively.  Both are briefly discussed in this article.


Dr. Wilson defines retracing as:

‘an unusual process by which the body thoroughly heals an illness or trauma that was incompletely healed in the past’.

The body healing old chronic infections or injuries or traumas at the deeper level is retracing. When your body is receiving excellent nutrition and the rest it requires, both retracing and healing reactions will occur.



Healing reactions are different from retracing and are defined as:

‘temporary symptoms that occur as the body heals at deep levels’.

Healing reactions are due to toxic metals being eliminated, toxic chemicals being eliminated, the healing/ removal of old infections, the removal of toxic tissue, and the healing of old physical or emotional traumas.

For an in depth review of retracing and healing reactions, please read Dr. Wilson’s article here. In fact, it is vital that you have an understanding of these two concepts so you can get the most out of your healing journey on Nutritional Balancing.


Following is an example of one patients healing journey over the past 12 months. This will provide insight into what you can expect whilst healing. Of course everyone’s experience is different.

This lady experienced 4-5 sinus infections, all mild enough, but uncomfortable. Almost everyone has chronic sinus infections so this retracing (chronic infections) and healing reaction (removal of toxic metals/ chemicals) is very common.

She then experienced 3-4 months of frequent (every few days) nosebleeds. It was somewhat distressing for her, however knowing that this was healing was very reassuring. The nosebleeds came out of the blue and also resolved suddenly. She suffered from nose bleeds throughout her childhood. This is an example of retracing. She has not had one for the last 5 months.

Next hot flushes accompanied by severe dizziness and headaches were experienced mostly in the evenings for a week. Again, this resolved spontaneously. This was not something she had ever experienced. This is an example of toxic metal removal- a healing reaction.

Lastly, she had a very painful wrist lasting a few months. She did not injure it at this time. The pain wouldn’t allow her to use it at all. She had a wrist sporting injury as a teenager. Again, it resolved suddenly and is another example of retracing.


Most healing reactions and retracings are mild. It is of great importance to remain positive whilst undergoing healing reactions or retracing. They should be seen as a positive sign of deep healing occurring. Usually people feel more energy and health before the body allows a healing reaction/ retracing episode to occur. Often people feel better than they did before they underwent the healing reaction/ retracing episode. Also, people often require an updated supplement and NB Program to accommodate the new and improved body chemistry they now own!


It is paramount that you contact me if you are having healing reactions or going through retracing. You will be advised what to do. Sometimes a program change is required, and sometimes supportive measures are needed to help you through it. Often you will require a program change after the healing reaction or retracing. All infections have the potential to be dangerous, so please don’t take any chances. Remember I am here to help and want to see you succeed in regaining your health!

The next article will illustrate a case study of a more severe retracing episode to give you another example.

If you haven’t already, please commence your Nutritional Balancing program today to get your healing started!

Please comment below and feel free to share your own healing experiences with us all.

I hope you continue to heal and gain greater health and happiness.


HEALTHY TOOTHPASTE- whiten your teeth WITHOUT toxins


I want to share with you my healthy toothpaste recipe I have been using for 10 years on myself and also on my children’s teeth.  It will clean your teeth in a superior manner, whiten your teeth without chemicals, and brighten your smile! It only has four, easily found ingredients.

I originally designed this toothpaste to avoid using the toxin laden common toothpastes. Most, if not all common toothpastes contain many toxic ingredients. Your mouth is made of highly absorbable tissues. So what you brush your teeth with is readily absorbed into your blood stream and affects all your body systems and your health. I will discuss a couple of toxins commonly found in toothpaste and then share my healthy toothpaste recipe with you. Lastly, I will comment on the benefits of using this fantastic, healthy toothpaste.


Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Aspartame and fluoride are all harmful chemicals found in common toothpastes today. There are many other chemicals found in toothpastes also. Triclosan is an antibacterial that has been linked with endocrine disruption, antibiotic resistance and cancer. SLS is a surfactant. Surfactants cause the foaming to occur and is linked to canker sores and skin irritation. When SLS is manufactured, it can be contaminated with a carcinogenic by-product. SLS is an insecticide and can have toxic effects to marine life also. Aspartame is used to sweeten toothpaste. It is converted to formaldelhyde in your brain and other sensitive areas in your body. It can cause great tissue damage and is linked to headaches, weakness, vertigo, memory problems, numbness, neuritis etc. The last chemical I wish to mention is fluoride. It is a major risk factor for horrible dental fluorosis (ironic isn’t it?)- especially in children as they tend to swallow alot of the toothpaste.


Nutritional Balancing is all about reducing our toxin exposure, and gently eliminating the toxins within our bodies. Why not avoid all these unwanted chemicals in common toothpaste which are doing your health harm? Perhaps you could try the following homemade healthy toothpaste that is so good to use. Your mouth feels cleaner than it does after using common toothpastes. Your breath is fresh. And it tastes good. Here’s my recipe:

Sari’s Healthy Toothpaste:


12 tbsp sodium bicarbonate (bicarb soda)

2/3 tsp of salt

8 tsp glycerin

10 drops peppermint essential oil

Place the bicarb and salt into a small glass jar and mix. Add the glycerin and peppermint oil and mix well, being careful to get all the bicarb/salt from the corners at the bottom of the jar. Put the lid on.

If you are the only one using your new healthy toothpaste, dip your tooth brush into the jar and pick up a small amount of the paste. Lightly wet your tooth brush and brush away! If multiple people are using the tooth paste, get some paste onto a teaspoon and then dip your brush into that.

Do not use this toothpaste for your baby’s teeth as it is too abrasive. Once children are 3 or 4 they are old enough to use it. If you brush your teeth too vigorously you could harm your tooth enamel. It is important to brush your teeth using the correct technique. Wriggle your toothbrush from side to side in a small space (vibration like), rather than using big sweeping motions across the whole length of your row of teeth. Make sure you concentrate on the area where the gum meets the teeth as this is where the bad bacteria enjoy being.

Benefits homemade healthy toothpaste:

Sodium bicarbonate

Bicarb soda is a natural antibacterial and has a pH of 8.3. This alkaline pH helps our mouths have a more alkaline environment which helps the good bacteria thrive. A more alkaline mouth environment means a less acidic environment. And acidic mouths cause dental decay. Bad bacteria flourish in acidic environments of ph5.5 or less. It is highly effective at killing Streptococcus mutans which is a significant contributor to tooth decay.

Bicarb soda is a gentle abrasive which removes stains from your teeth and whitens them without using toxic chemicals. Salt is also has a gentle abrasiveness.


Glycerin is a water-soluble, non toxic, viscous and hygroscopic fluid. This lovely viscous quality ensures your toothpaste has a toothpaste-like consistency! Your mixture will not freeze or become too watery over time with glycerin. It is the perfect carrier for your tooth paste.

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil combats bad breath and is a potent antiseptic. It also is adds a wonderful flavour! Existing patients can order peppermint oil under Patient Login.

To book a personalised consultation with Sari please contact me today!

I would love to hear your comments and stories regarding making and using your own highly effective and tasty healthy toothpaste!

Smile with those newly whitened teeth you have, knowing you are doing the health of yourself and your family good.



Happy healing!