Monday, July 14, 2008
I ended up completing a 4 day fast on raw juice which I am pretty pleased with. My goal is to build up to a 6-8 day fast since real cleansing doesn't reportedly start until day 5 of a fast. But overall, I am glad to have a done this practice. Baby steps! My body is trying to re-start digestion now, it's still a little sluggish. But I feel lighter, cleaner, and clearer in mind, which is the whole point and the exercise in discipline is always a good thing. I am going to continue juicing until dinner for a while. I definitely renewed my love of juice. Over the past few days I enjoyed a variety of fresh juice including; pineapple, pineapple-cilantro, cucumber-pear-ginger-cilantro-mint, spinach-apple-lemon, and carrot-apple-ginger, just to name a few. Several were just "everything but the kitchen sink' vegetable concoctions. I found they tasted great with ice cubes made from coconut water. The chlorophyl in green juice is similar to hemoglobin and coconut water is very similar to blood plasma, so together they make a wonderful combination both delicious and nutritious. I equate drinking freshly extracted juices to be as good for adults as mom's milk is for babies and toddlers. It's the perfect food. Ian even helped himself several times to my green veggie juices. What a great way to get green food into kids!