I thought herxing is a good thing?! The bacteria release toxins because they are confronted with a substance that they don't like or that supposedly kills them.
You must've eaten something quite bactericidal or antiviral but probably a little bit too much of it at once. Take it slowly.
I'm guessing it was either the salad or the vegetable supper. One special ingredient ingested at the right dose is enough to trigger a massive herx.
Georgia hunter can you please describe your herx?
Herxing is not a good thing. Herxing means our system has been overloaded and free radicals are causing oxidative stress and cellular damage. In a perfect world, our body would be able to handle the free radicals and prevent the oxidative stress. This is what happens to most people and they only have a slow decline in health. An example being a decline from age 40 to age 90. Severe herxing can cause the same amount of damage in one year that other people experience in 20 to 30 years.
I didn't eat anything I don't normally eat, I just couldn't handle the toxin load when I ate like I was supposed to eat after a week of eating "normal" people food. A calorie reduction of 1000 calories per day should not elicit such a response. My head felt like it was going to explode. I eventually become a little nauseated and after all my available melatonin was used up, I got light sensitive. Icing my head reduces the swelling and pain over time. I also have nose bleeds either from the pressure or IMO, from the release of free aluminum that occurs. The free aluminum is bound by ceruloplasmin which normally binds copper. This disrupts the normal coagulation process. (Aluminum welders have a decrease in serum ceruloplasmin and people with Wilson's Disease have aluminum accumulation in their liver.)
We know GI bacteria cleave short chain fatty acids in our GI tract. What if I have translocated GI bacteria and even have some in the brain? A leaky blood brain barrier can occur just like a leaky gut. GI bacteria in the brain would be beneficial if there were bacteria or pathogens present that my immune system couldn't remove. GI bacteria secret products called streptocin and bacteriocins that have antibiotic properties and kill pathogens or similar bacteria. They could be helpful in killing or removing bacteria in the brain. The downside is that they cleave short chain fatty acids. The brain, membranes, and extracellular matrix are made of fats and these bacteria may cleave them in the periphery and brain just like they do in the GI tract. Here lies the problem, I can't detox fast enough when I reduce my fat calorie intake. If they don't get enough fat from what I eat, they get their nutrients from the brain. I learned long ago if I don't eat enough fat, I suffer. It could be protozoal as cryptolepis can cause the same thing, but what ever it is, eating "normal" for a little while is detrimental.
This is all theoretical of course.