The last 3 days have been pretty busy. However, i reached another milestone-I weighed myself first thing Saturday morning (day 55) and I have shed 40lbs! Wool-hoo!!! I’m now right about the weight I was when I got married 7 years ago which was before the horrors of weight gain from going on insulin, fertility drugs and comfort eating through the process of loosing my dad & after the 10lbs I gained from when I first met my husband the year before. Recently I have been so aware that my engagement ring and wedding band fit like they are supposed to which has been nice. They had been really tight for a long time.
Saturday we went to synagogue and then stayed with a friend up in Cary to help her move on Sunday. I brought my juicer and made Krazy Cantaloupe along with another juice I forgot to take pictures that consisted of
1 small Fuji apple
10 leaves Kale
3 handfuls baby spinach
1 bulb fennel
1/2 a lemon
They were both delicious but the cantaloupe is really a favorite…and hubby and my friend Jaime both enjoyed it. Plus this time I used a Tuscan cantaloupe which was even tastier.
***Warning-will be talking about bodily function related stuff…quit reading now if u get super grossed out…there will be a second warning if u can handle the info but not the gross stuff***
So I have yet to do my coffee enema even though I’m convinced that I should have been doing them once a week through this entire fast. It will happen soon….however, I decided to do a liver flush after a fellow juice fasting friend recommended it. Toxins are stored in our fat cells. 40lbs is now gone and now all of the toxins that fat was protecting me from are now floating around my body and presumably are hanging out in my liver. I want the toxins out so my organs will work properly (not just my liver but my pancreas too) so I can get off of insulin entirely. Enter, liver flush. You can google the term and there are a couple of different recipes but the methods are pretty much the same. Here is what I did:
First I cleared my calendar for Sunday evening and all day Monday
Nothing to eat or drink after 2:00 p.m. or you could get sick. (little sips of water are fine, just not 20 minutes on either side of the salt water drinks) (I drank 1 1/2 quarts of juice before 2pm that day)
Mix 4 Tablespoons of epsom salt into 3 cups of water, until salt is dissolved. (I used warm, filtered water)
6:00 p.m. drink 3/4 cup (6oz) of the salt water mixture
8:00 p.m. drink 3/4 cup of the salt water mixture
9:45 p.m. mix 1/2 cup of olive oil with 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed (or juiced with a juicer) grapefruit juice and drink within 5 minutes (I only needed 1 grapefruit-I wish I had put the mixture in the blender to emulsify the oil a bit-I think it would have gone down easier…I also wish I had used a lighter tasting oil-I used EVOO)
Lay down IMMEDIATELY (do not clean the kitchen, do not pass go and collect $200-go straight to bed) on your back and be still for at least 20 minutes. You need to keep your head elevated above your stomach while you are laying down.
6-6:30 a.m. Upon awakening, but not before 6:00 a.m. drink 3/4 cup of the salt mixture.
8-8:30 a.m. Drink the remainder of the salt mixture.
10-10:30 you can have juice now.
I added lemon to the salt mixture in hopes of making it go down a little easier. I also kept my concoction in the fridge. The salt water was gross, period. However I found that while I’ve never been able to chug beer, I was able to chug all 3 drinks last night.
About 10 minutes before the second saltwater drink, I was in the bathroom….it was certainly flushing my system. I chugged the second one and spent the better part of the evening in and out of the bathroom. So much so that I was late in getting my grapefruit/olive oil concoction into my system. I was back in the bathroom once after I drank the concoction and then in bed for the night with my head elevated. I didn’t want to sleep like that cause I knew my neck would hurt in the morning and I couldn’t be on my iPad because the instructions say to be still. So I used the time to pray. And I must say, it was a sweet time of prayer and communing with G-d.
***second and final warning…I will be talking about results and yucky bodily functions below***
Then today I woke up around 7ish and had my first salt water drink (which was much more difficult to chug today then it was yesterday) and waited…and nothing really happened for a while….and then again, right before I had to drink the second drink I was in he bathroom…and it was kind of gross. I started to eliminate gallstones which kind of look like rabbit droppings that float to the top of the toilet bowl while the bile sinks to the bottom. After the second drink, I found myself in the bathroom for most of the day.
I don’t feel like I eliminated a ton of gallstones but I know I was getting rid of other mucusy looking yuck. I’m sure I got rid of a bunch of toxins. I felt ok the first part of the day but felt like junk as the day wore on. About an hour after the second saltwater drink i had a pint of water. Later on I had about 8oz of coconut water-I was feeling really dehydrated. I was soooo not in the mood for a juice. I just didn’t feel very well in the afternoon and had spent sooooo much time in the bathroom. I finally had a pint of juice around 4pm. I plan to have another this evening. However, I have not felt hungry at all through out this entire process. I’m drinking plenty of water to rehydrate and as the evening continues, I have been able to stay out of the bathroom for the last couple of hours. I would recommend keeping some baby wipes in your bathroom if u choose to do this…I really wished I had some earlier today and was just not up to a DIY to make my own.
Well, that was my liver flush experience…anyone have any toxin eliminating experiences to share?