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.


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