I think it is safe to say I did it as I approach my 30 day juice fast’s conclusion! Yes I have lost weight and fat, have detoxed at a cellular level, have more energy and clarity of mind but even beyond those obvious benefits,I have a great feeling of accomplishment! The first 3 days I needed to stay very near the bathroom as I put myself through a colon/liver cleanse with a product that was too harsh for my system but after those 3 days when I dropped those supplements and their detox tea I sailed through the rest of the time beautifully, feeling absolutely reborn!
Using the rules and tools that I have shared in this series of Spring Clean Juice Fast blogs part of me wishes I could go on for another 3o days however I have some business commitments this month which would make it more difficult to continue such as Wondercon convention at the Anaheim CA convention center the weekend of April 18 through 20th which would make strict adherence to a juice fast more difficult. But it will be a good test to my will power and how I have learned to confront food temptations. I have found some wonderful bottled juices to take with and can always get a little fridge for them, etc.
Winding down from the juice fast is as important as getting ready for a fast and I have faced temptations such as a wonderful house party that my husband Nazim’s and my dear friends Dr. Tony O’Donnell of Radiant Green’ s fame and Catie of Catie’s greens fame organized for family and friends! They are both strict vegetarians but roasted a beautiful organic chicken for the non-vegetarian friends and family, the smell of it was absolutely ’to live for’ but they kindly made me their green drinks and that was brilliant because there I was sitting at a table with friends, surrounded by yummy food which was also right in front of me, but I was actually still quite comfortable with these nourishing green drinks instead. I didn’t think I would ever be able to do something like that but my will power proved to be operating as never before.
We also met friends at our local favorite spot for afternoon tea, Chocolatine in Westlake Village on Saturday which was my 27th day of my fast, where the owner Hugo and his wife Sabrina bake the most beautiful home-made chocolates and pastries. Their hot chocolate Nana is like from heaven and I had their vegan homemade Pumpkin celery soup with herb tea. When you exercise discipline at a restaurant it becomes more about who you are with than what you are putting in your mouth that ultimately only goes to your belly and hips, that really counts. Nazim also had the soup and a fabulous greens and goat cheese salad, but then he had the hot chocolate Nana and a pistachio macaron! I just said darling, could you just put this on your other side..and that helped!
I find the clarity I feel on a mind, body and spiritual level has been a total cleansing experience. My plan is to stay with adding some solid foods for a while longer to my juice fasting regime such as protein/green powder and ground chia seeds to my morning juice. And I recommend Dr. Tony’s or Catie’s Greens which you can purchase at your local health food store or my long time favorite green RNA supplement called Rejuvenate Plus which also has protein from brown rice, however this product needs to be ordered from this website under the photo. I also get many of my other daily supplements such as D-3 with K-2, sublingual B-12, Ubiquinol, my digestive enzyme called Digase, my daily multiple vitamin called Daily Two, Ultimate Protector, a NRF2 synegizer, along with Rejuvenate Plus. I also get from them my Nascent Iodine which I take in water every day. At this site you can also get the magnesium products I love. I order Myo-Mag capsules and Magnesium topical oils, lotion and bath flakes from this website as well as Rejuvenate Plus for my smoothies and juices. You can stock up right here:
I have taken my MOXXOR Omega-3 fish oil alternative capsules twice daily as I do every day whilst on my fast and this has eliminated the horrendous flu like body aches and headaches that many juice de-toxers report! You might enjoy the research my writing partner Dr. Jean Hofve and I put together on why MOXXOR is our choice for Omega-3s here. And also learn the importance of the Omega-3 ratio to Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids at recent blog I wrote. Many Vegans and Vegetarians don’t have the full story so do watch the video but also read my comments about the video for the full picture. Check it out here: https://celestialmusingsblog.com/2014/04/05/the-importance-of-b-12-and-omega-3s/
MOXXOR is brilliant for you and your companion animals and you can learn about how I recommend caring for them at my Celestial Pets website where you can also order my books. Check out Dr. Jean’s and my newest book due out in June from Rodale Press entitled Paleo Dog at our http://www.PaleoDogBook.com website. You can learn how to gently detox your dogs and cats from both Dr. Jean’s and my books, The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care …
You see the whole family can lead healthier, happier, more grounded and balanced lives with just a little time, effort and discipline on your part.
Nazimk and I also love our daily and nightly BEMER sessions and feel this is an integral part of our own ‘Art of Wellness.’
Please take charge of your own health and that of the ones you love and care for now, otherwise your doctor will do it and that leads to a lifetime of dependency on drugs and surgery, unless you find a wonderful integrative doctor who knows how important the tools that I share with you are for our well being. Together we can make the age of 90 the new middle age! Just get up and get going on your own Spring Clean Detox!