The Art of Healing and Understanding Your Symptoms

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The Art of Healing and Understanding Your Symptoms

In episode 40 of the Primal Pioneer, I want to talk to you about healing. I want to further dive into what healing actually looks like and how you can better understand whether you are moving forward in your healing process. I will be specifically talking about homeopathy as an example of this, and sharing five core ways you can tell if your treatment is helping you to achieve better health.

But before we dive right in, let me introduce myself in case this is your first visit. I am your host, Heathar Shepard and I am incredibly passionate about helping people JUST LIKE YOU find the health and happiness they truly deserve.

Besides being an alternative healer and integrative health coach, I’m also a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor who struggled for 10 years until I discovered the MOST important factor for overall health: the environment we live and work in. And in The Primal Pioneer, I share what 98+% of doctors don’t tell you (or don’t even know!) about true health and wellness. You’ll learn about the importance of sunlight, as well as the foods and eating cycles that heal the root causes of chronic disease. And in an age dominated by technology, you’ll discover how EMF mitigation can drastically improve your life.

Everyone has their healing journey with their unique struggles...but I’m here to give you all the tools you need to make that healing happen!

So if you’re ready to learn more about the art of healing and how to better understand your symptoms, keep on reading! And for even more details, listen to ALL of episode 40 of The Primal Pioneer on your favorite streaming platform.


The Art of Healing: The first way to tell if you are moving towards health or suppressing health is by reverse symptoms.

One way we can tell if a homeopathic remedy is working in a positive direction is when the symptoms start to leave your body in the reverse order you got them in. For example, if you have constipation as your chief complaint but before that, you had acne. Before that acne, you had a runny nose. Once you start homeopathic care and engage in healing that helps to no longer suppress symptoms, you may see the symptoms start to come out in the reverse order you experienced them. This means that your chief complaint will clear first. In this case, that’d be constipation. However, you may see acne start coming back. Usually, when this happens, people tend to freak out. 

We’re taught that we shouldn't have symptoms and should feel good all the time. I want you to keep in mind that we are supposed to get sick, we are supposed to get fevers, colds, flu, etc. This is the way our immune system stays strong. When we start to see acutes go away, where you no longer get colds or the flu, this can be a red flag. This doesn't mean you're healthy, it means your immune system is extremely suppressed. To bring the immune system out of suppression, we must remove all the pathogens that are weighing you down. When we see these symptoms in reverse order, this is a sign you have the correct remedy and your body is moving towards an improved state of health.

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The Art of Healing: The second way is through mental-emotional health.

If you find that the mental-emotional health is improving long-term after you engage in a treatment, this is a great sign the remedy is working. We can see from the models featured in Levels of Health by Dr. Vithoulkas that mental disturbances are the deepest level we can be impacted. The pathology is very deep if we are in a mental health state of struggling. Next to that is the emotional layer. This includes anxiety and phobias. These are considered as the emotional layer, periphery to mental health. On the outside of this is the physical layer. If you are someone who is just having physical symptoms without mental-emotional symptoms, your health is likely good and it won’t take a long time to get you towards an improved state of health.

When the emotional and mental layers are involved, this is typically going to take longer to cure since the pathology is in the deeper levels of the body. When we see an improvement in the mental-emotional layers after you take a remedy, this is a very positive sign. Especially when those mental-emotional improvements stay long term. If you were to take a remedy and your mental-emotional health improves but your physical health doesn’t, know that that’s okay. This still means you are moving towards an improved state of health.

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The Art of Healing: The third way is by whether you are getting emotionally worse but physically better.

If you just took a remedy and engaged in a treatment where you are emotionally worse but physically better, that is a red flag. The physical level is on the outer level, the emotional level is deep. When we see the person emotionally worse and physically better, this tells us that suppression likely occurred and healing is moving in an undesirable direction. We want to pay attention to this because if the modality is working, we would see improvement on the emotional level first and then the physical level. The physical level may not improve at first but the emotional level should always be showing signs of improvement initially.

As an example, if someone took a remedy and they were showing signs of constipation, poor sleep, low energy, and anxiety. They take the remedy and all the physical symptoms go away. They no longer feel constipation, they sleep better, and they have more energy. Typically, a patient would view this as a good thing. However, they find that they are feeling more anxious than normal. This anxiety and worrying are taking up a lot of space in their healing process. As soon as the individual gets another remedy that is more aligned with what they originally needed, constipation may come back along with the other physical symptoms. The anxiety goes away though, and even if that’s the case, most people would get concerned here. It’s important to know from a healing perspective, this would be a positive circumstance showing that you are moving in the right direction. Keep this in mind after you take a remedy to understand what direction your healing is going in.

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Hi, I am Heathar

With over 12 years experience as an alternative healer, integrative health coach and one who has been through severe physical injury trying every remedy under the sun to heal myself with no avail…I’m here to tell you, all of those things are not only attainable but are foundational to achieving optimal health and are core elements to overcoming all chronic and stubborn diseases.

At the age of 23 I suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) preventing me from the ability to engage in physical activity for over 12 years post my car accident. Today, I know I could have recovered from this injury much quicker if I had known then what I know now! But….the accident lead me down the healing path. A path that I was destined to take to help myself heal and to learn how to help others heal complicated and chronic disorders as well.

During this time, I learned two things: How to harness the healing power of sunlight and how to utilize frequency based medicine to facilitate biological transformations in the body - all the way down to the mitochondrial level.

Today, I lead an active life and you can bet I’m uber passionate about teaching others how they can overcome even the most daunting health experiences that most medical professionals have band-aid solutions for, at best.


And today, my health continues to improve each day and I now lead an active, healthy lifestyle - all of which I thought would never be possible to achieve again. All it took was discovering the most effective path to health and healing to get me there and now, to help my clients get there as well!

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The Art of Healing: The fourth way is if physical symptoms intensify.

When I talk about physical symptoms intensifying, I am referring to chronic conditions. In acute conditions, you should see an immediate improvement in symptoms through homeopathy. When you are treating a chronic condition and you notice that physical symptoms are aggravated and worse, this can be a really good sign that your immune system is fighting off the pathogen. Unlike Western medicine where we go in for a skin rash, we get cream and think we are cured as symptoms go away. In reality, this is just pushing the pathogen down deeper. 

In homeopathic care, specifically, when your physical symptoms get aggravated, this tends to be a good sign that the defense system is responding. Remember that your symptoms are your body’s self-defense mechanism. If your body is giving you a symptom, it’s trying to prevent the pathology from going deeper into your body. This is your body's way of fighting and preventing disease. Typically, the symptom intensification lasts for a short period as your defense system clears it from your body. This can take anywhere from 3 - 24 days max. The key here is that if your symptoms intensify, don’t suppress them. You want them to come out unless the symptoms get to a life-threatening point. Responses to a remedy can get to a life-threatening point in a deep pathology. This could be an advanced stage of cancer or advanced skin condition, however, these are extreme cases.

The Art of Healing: The fifth way is an overall feeling of well-being.

If you find that overall you are feeling better, especially long term, this is a key sign that the remedy or modality is acting positively. If you find that you are generally in an improved state, more energy, and your well-being is improved, this is a great sign!

The Bottom Line of The Art of Healing and Understanding Your Symptoms

I hope you found this episode informative and I encourage you to use it as you engage in treatments and homeopathic care. Use this to guide you on whether the remedy and therapy are moving you towards an improved state of health. We would all do ourselves a huge benefit by learning how our body responds to certain modalities and care so we can be more in tune with our healing process. 

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