Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 21: 3 weeks today and random reporting

Wow, the end of three weeks of juicing is today. Just 10 more weeks to go. It's easier and easier, to tell the truth, to juice, than eat. I've been reading others' blogs who've done this in the past, and that's been a common reaction. However, I will be eating again in April!

Yesterday, after a day of minimal juice (2 quarts, plus 2 quarts of water on Monday) I awoke WANTING something sweet, like a donut! I drank 5 quarts of veggie juice yesterday, in response, as I'm sure my craving came from not enough juice on Monday. As a note, I didn't drink much on Monday as I was not hungry nor interested in drinking much.

I'm trying - really - to listen to my body and give it what it wants.

I gave myself an enema yesterday - clear water, and 96 ounces of it, which is double the usual. I have coffee cold-steeping now, and will do a CE today to stimulate my liver, as I awoke with a headache. I have a new throw on my bed, so I may be responding to dye or other chemicals in the throw. The coffee with get my liver to detox faster.

Weight release: 21 lbs. It's interesting - I may go 4 or 5 days with no weightloss, and then drop 2-5 lbs.

A couple of days in the past week, I've experienced an intense 'metal' taste in my mouth. I did have cilantro last week a couple of time so that may be from it doing its job.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 17: 20 lbs. released

The cascara sagrada is doing its job...I'm still releasing solid waste. Yesterday's was pretty dark and malodorous, like it'd been fermenting for awhile. The skin on my entire body seems to have improved greatly, and my normally itchy scalp, isn't. I've released 20 lbs., and yesterday had on a pair of jeans that I hadn't worn in a long, they weren't tight!

After a day (Day 16) of not liking you all very much, yesterday was quite peaceful. I even went on a first date/slide by (as my friend, Rita, calls it - that first off Internet meet for coffee/tea/drink to see if we like each other in person kind of date) and it went well. I had some Ruby Chai tea..Rooibos tea with Chai spice. It was good. So was the date, Russ. Nice, tall, good looking, warm, smart man.

Yesterday, I drank 2 quarts of water with the juice of a Meyer lemon squeezed into each, 3 quarts of veggie juice (celery/carrot/Meyer lemon) and 2 cups of the aforementioned tea.

Today I have a large Thrivin' Edibles order to make for someone, so will head over to the kitchen around 10. Tomorrow, I have my Wrap and Roll class, so later this afternoon, I'll get all that put together.

Another peaceful day in a soaked paradise. We do need the rain....

And if you can, please make a contribution for the people of Haiti, at Thank you.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 15: I'm melting!

The start of my third week, of 13.

I've now released 18 pounds. That seems amazing, and it's the same thing that happened when I first went raw. The excess weight just melted off.

Yesterday, I had 2.5 quarts of juice, and 2 quarts of Meyer lemon/water. I went to a health fair last night that was interesting. It was a great way to connect with other people who also have businesses that support people's well being.

Today, at 6 am, I had a quart of Meyer Lemon/Tangerine Water (juice of 1 lemon and 1 tangerine). Then I had 2 cups of celery juice straight, as I was juicing at 8 am. I had another cup of celery juice about 2 hours later.

At noon, I had a quart of juice made from: celery, carrots, tomato, sweet potato, kale, Meyer Lemon and fresh coconut water. It was SUPER yummy!

I've noted that I'm pretty irritated with people this afternoon; I feel edgy. I'm keeping to myself for the rest of the day so I don't get it all over other people.

Physical changes: No more furry teeth! Feels good. And I had 'sleep' in only one eye today, when I woke up. I seem to be tossing and turning less, as I hardly had to brush my hair when I got up too. Am still sleeping 7 hours a night, as an average. I love that.

I'm drinking a quart of celery/carrot/Meyer lemon juice now, and will have another quart of juice before I go to bed tonight.

That is all for today.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 13: What about protein?

Today, I drank:
A quart of water at 6 am
A Quart of veggie juice (celery/carrot/fennel) at 7 am
A quart of 1/2 orange juice, 1/2 water at 10 am
A quart of Veggie juice (see above) at 1 pm
A quart of Veggie Juice (as above) at 3 pm
A quart of Veggie Juice (celery/carrot/CILANTRO!!!) at 5 pm.

I'll drink another quart or 2 of water before bed.

I took 2 cascara sagrada today and a few hours later, my body expelled as much solid waste as a normal eating day! Amazing..and I'm not eating. I'll do a CE tomorrow to stimulate my liver and expel more.

Now, about protein. I've done a lot of research on the raw vegan way of eating since I was turned on to raw vegan food in February, 2006. The biggest misconception is the one that vegans don't get enough protein. That may be true for vegans who eat cooked food. Here's what Brigitte Mars, a long time vegetarian turned vegan, who's studied nutrition in general for many decades and raw veganism since 2001, has to say. I use her writings as they are the most elegant and easy to understand. This is long, with a prelude about cooking preceding the information about proteins. Note: Items in italics are added by me.

"Proteins start breaking down under the application of heat. According to studies in Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Nutritional Research, well-cooked proteins have only 50% bioavailability. Proteins start becoming denatured. [from Wikipedia: Denaturation is a process in which proteins or nucleic acids lose their tertiary structure and secondary structure by application of some external stress or compound, such as a strong acid or base, a concentrated inorganic salt, an organic solvent (e.g., alcohol or chloroform), or heat. If proteins in a living cell are denatured, this results in disruption of cell activity and possibly cell death. Denatured proteins can exhibit a wide range of characteristics, from loss of solubility to communal aggregation.] Denatured proteins are not usable by the body and have been linked to disorders including heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Cooking coagulates the proteins [e.g., raw egg white to cooked egg white] and causes them to become deaminated. [Deamination is the process by which amino acids are broken down when too much protein has been taken in. The amino group is removed from the amino acid and converted to ammonia. The rest of the amino acid is made up of mostly carbon and hydrogen, and is recycled or oxidized for energy. Ammonia is toxic to the human system, and enzymes convert it to urea or uric acid by addition of carbon dioxide molecules (which is not considered a deamination process) in the urea cycle, which also takes place in the liver. Urea and uric acid can safely diffuse into the blood and then be excreted in urine.] The amino acids lysine and glutamine are both destroyed by cooking; and when the amino acid methionine is heated, it begins to inhibit the production of hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying molecule in red blood cells).

When greens that are high in oxalic acid (beet greens, collard greens, rhubarb stalks, Swiss chard, lamb’s quarter, purslane, sorrel, and spinach) are cooked, the oxalic acid combines with calcium, iron, and magnesium; over the long term, ingesting cooked oxalic acid impedes the absorption of calcium and iron by the body. When oxalic acid is consumed in raw rather than cooked foods, however, this effect is minimalized.

Cooking damages fats, changing them into trans-fatty acids that impede cellular respiration and that can be a factor in heart disease and cancer. When heated, the fats in oils adversely affect the skin, leading to clogged pores, acne, and eczema. Excessive use of cooked oils also causes craving for stimulants like alcohol and caffeine and can lead one to feel unclean, depressed and heavy.

Cooking softens food fibers, which can hamper intentional motility. Cooked fibers become demagnetized and leave a slimy coating on the intestines. In fact, you are more likely to have gas, heartburn, and bloating after a cooked meal than after a raw one. Cooked carbohydrates become carmelized and dextrinized [sugared], and are known to increase body weight.

A diet of cooked foods requires the body to devote more energy toward digestion and elimination. When you eat cooked foods, you are more likely to feel fatigued, groggy, and hungry the next morning. The eliminative system (the pores, lungs, kidneys, and bowels) becomes congested and overworked, leading to states of disease. Because cooking depletes the nutrients in foods, it is more difficult to feel satisfied by eating them; therefore, overeating and obesity become the norm.

Eating cooked food causes an immediate increase in white blood cell production and causes a pathogenic leukocytosis. In addition, after a typical cooked-foods meal, red blood cells tend to clump together. When the clumps reach the capillaries (where blood from the arteries delivers oxygen to the body’s cells and enters the veins), circulation in these tiny vessels becomes clogged.

On June 28, 2002, The Washington Post reported on a Swedish study finding that acrylamide, a chemical known to cause cancer in animals and listed by the world Health Organization as a probable carcinogen in humans, is produced in foods when certain combinations of fats and carbohydrates (such as a mixture of French fries and potato chips) are heated to temperatures greater than 248 degrees Fahrenheit. ‘We found the substance at levels [in these foods] that, if it was just one product, we would ask that it be immediately taken off the market,’ stated Leif Bush, head of the Research and Development Department of the Swedish National Food Administration. Raw and boiled foods, on the other hand, were found not to contain acrylamide.

The free radicals, toxins, and loss of nutrients that result from cooking contribute to aging, bloating, depression, weight gain, cellulite, hair loss, wrinkles, anxiety, and puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

Getting enough PROTEIN:

“We’ve been trained to recognize meats, eggs, and dairy products as good sources of protein. However, protein can also be found in many plant-source foods – and some of these foods contain more protein than any food of animal origin.
Proteins are made of amino acids, and 22 amino acids are known to be necessary for our physiological health. Eight of these amino acids are termed ‘essential,’ because they cannot be produced in the human body and must instead be consumed through the diet. Protein is necessary for tissue growth and repair as well as the formation of blood cells, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters. Protein provides the body with energy and plays a role in the body’s balancing of water and electrolytes.

While it is imperative to have protein in the diet, it is also important not to overdo it. Excess protein can overload the lymphatic system’s ability to cleanse itself. A diet that is excessively rich in protein can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, kidney, osteoporosis, and liver and prostate disorders. Studies at the Max Planck Institute for National research [in Germany] have found that too much protein in the diet -- even if only a small excess – can decrease the body’s ability to transport oxygen, and lack of oxygen is thought to be a contributing factor in the development of cancer.

The amino acids in protein start becoming destroyed at 118 degrees Fahrenheit and are almost completely destroyed by 160 degrees Fahrenheit. In terms of food, this means that cooking causes food proteins to coagulate and become denatured, making them less digestible and more likely to produce inflammation. In fact, cooking food to a temperature just under 200 degrees Fahrenheit causes leukocytosis, a condition wherein leukocytes (white blood cells that attack foreign substances) are called in to help with digestion. After the consumption of a meal including cooked protein, white blood cell levels increase by as much as 600%. This immune system response indicates that the body, in striving to maintain homeostasis, is recognizing components of cooked food as invaders that must be neutralized.

Because cooked proteins are at least partially denatured, food that is cooked provides the body with much less protein than the same food in its raw state. As cooked food is predominant in our culture, protein-intake recommendations (currently hovering around 70 grams a day) tend to be based on cooked rather than raw food. But researchers at the Max Planck Institute have found that when protein is consumed in its raw state, a person needs only half as much as when protein is consumed after being cooked. In other words, instead of eating 70 grams of cooked protein a day, you can eat 35 grams of raw protein and still meet your nutritional needs.
Proteins that contain all eight essential amino acids are called complete proteins.

These are found in foods including:
• Alfalfa leaf
• Buckwheat
• Clover blossoms
• Fruits (most of them
• Garbanzo beans
• Leafy green vegetables
• Lentils
• Millet
• Mung beans
• Nuts (except hazelnuts/filberts)
• Pumpkin seeds
• Quinoa
• Sesame seeds
• Sunflower seeds
• Soy foods [from Patti: which I recommend against eating]

Other good protein sources include:
• Avocados
• Blue green algae
• Beans
• Broccoli
• Brussel sprouts
• Cabbages
• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Coconut
• Cucumbers
• Eggplant
• Hemp seeds
• Melons
• Okra
• Oranges
• Papayas
• Parsley
• Peaches
• Pears
• Peas
• Peppers
• Spirulina
• Sprouts
• Sting beans
• Summer squash
• Sun-dried olives
• Sweet potatoes
• Tomatoes
• Turnip greens
• Watercress
• Zucchini

Generally speaking, vegetables have a higher percentage of protein per caloric content than nuts, and nuts have a higher percentage of protein per caloric content than fruits, but there are exceptions to these generalizations, of course.

Here are some examples of the amount of protein in foods according to their total caloric content:
Almonds 12%
Broccoli 46%
Buckwheat 15%
Cabbage 22%
Honeydew melon 16%
Kale 45%
Pumpkin 15%
Spinach 49%
Walnuts 13%
Watercress 84%
Zucchini 28%"

FROM PATTI: An ounce of tri-tip, which is super-lean, cooked, has 25% protein.
I hope this answers your questions about protein and vegans. Let me know if you have any others, or if you have comments. Thank you.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 12: More physical changes

My citrus juice drinking seems to be working. I have a little bit of a runny nose, and a slight sore throat, but noting else. I continued to drink freshly squeezed citrus juice, that was just picked this week. Today I started to dilute it as the sugar rush is a bit much.

For today, I drank:
6 am: 1 quart of water
6:30 am: 1 quart of celery/carrot/tomato juice.
8 am: 2 cups coconut water
10:30 am: 1 quart celery/carrot/red pepper/tomato/scallion/key lime jice.
2 pm: 1 quart juice
5 pm: 1 quart water
8 pm: 1 quart 1/2 water, 1/2 orange juice.

I started taking cascara sagrada today. It's a stimulant for the peristalsis action of the digestive track. My body is releasing more solid waste. According to the plan I am loosely following, I'll do enemas every 3-4 days, and take the cascara sagrada until day 40.

More physical changes:
An ingrown eyebrow, that has been a lump in my eyebrow for months has completely disappeared, and the dark discoloration of the area (from me trying to dig out the eyebrow) is lightening.
Pimple-like bumps on my legs, which are not pimples, are starting to pop out of their casings, and heal.
I didn't use a hair dressing on my hair today as I forgot, and my hair didn't frizz. Despite the intense humidity we're experiencing here in California.

Tomorrow I'll write about protein intake; I've had a lot of questions about that issue.
stay tuned!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 10: This is getting easy.

Yes, it is. Planning is easier. I start the day with water or diluted tea, and then I juice. Today I had carrot/celery/tomato/fennel juices. I love, love, love that fennel. Had 4 quarts of it today.

I also had 2 quarts of diluted Rooibos tea, 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice, plus 2 quarts of a fresh orange juice/coconut water combo. Oh my, that was tasty (as Rock, my brother, would say!).

I picked oranges and lemons today from friends' trees. Lovely fruits, all of them. I came home from the orange picking and immediately washed and juiced some of the oranges. I love their sweet/tart flavor.

Did a water only E today...still releasing solid matter. It comes late in the releasing so it must be up higher in my body. I'll do one more CE on Sunday, and then reduce the E's from daily to every 3 or 4 days.

Drove up to SF for a social event in a Landmark Wisdom Unlimited course; was fun to be there but was surrounded by people coughing and sneezing! YIKES! My travelling companion also became sick, so we left after about 2 hours. We stopped at Whole Foods in San Mateo to get her some juice as she was feeling quite ill from a fever and stuffy head. I got a large bottle of Odwalla Tangerine Juice and drank it on the way home to reduce the opportunity of being exposed to all those bug particulates in the air! No, it wasn't raw, and yes, I drank it to start to flush my system. I'll get some more fresh juice on Sunday.

I feel great; balanced, calm and happy.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 9: How it's going

Here I am at Day 9. I've had lots of questions about how I feel, etc. Here's the skinny:
I sleep better and don't wake up wishing I could sleep more.
The pain in my lower joints, especially in my ankles has nearly dissipated.
A wound I've had on my right shin for a VERY long time (months) has almost completely healed.
An itchy rash I've had just below the aforementioned wound has almost completely disappeared.
I've lost 14 pounds.
I am much less frequently irritated by the other occupants on the planet.
Lots of gurgling in the belly - fun to listen to.

Today's report;
When I awoke this morning, I immediately drank down a quart of diluted Rooibos tea. I love that stuff. About 90 minutes later, I had my first juice of the day, while making a bunch of celery juice, and added cinnamon to the plain celery juice. A different and delightful combo. Cinnamon is good for balancing blood sugar. I had a second quart with some nutmeg and Himalayan salt in it and it was yummy.

Did the CE at about 1:30 and noted that I'm still passing solid matter. I must be releasing stuff that's been lodged in the ol' intestines!

My 3rd quart, at about 2 pm, was a carrot/celery/cucumber/onion/tomato/red bell pepper juice. I added a touch of Himalayan salt and rosemary to it. Delish.

Met a friend at 3 pm to create the opportunity of sharing transformation to a non-profit and drank some hot tea.

At 5:30 I had part of my 4th quart and headed off to the movies. When I got home, I had the rest of it and was in bed, ready to sleep by 10.


Wow, fennel is such a great addition to the juices. Just one bulb, with all the stalks and fronds, added a sweet licorice taste to 6 quarts of juice (for me, and 2 others), that was really, really yummy!

Today was much easier, since I couldn't get ENOUGH of the fennel!

I drank 4 quarts of juice from: celery, carrots, gold beets, tomatoes, cucumber, FENNEL, key lime juice and meyer lemon juice. Oh - I tossed in a bit of onion and red bell pepper too!

2 quarts of diluted Rooibos tea and 2 cups of coconut water rounded out my liquid day. YUM!

Did a CE in the afternoon; today I was able to hold it for a bit instead of having to release it right away.

I had a 6-hour work day at my Thrivin' Edibles kitchen, and did have a tiny, really tiny, taste of a dark chocolate pudding I made. By tiny, I mean not even an eighth of a teaspoon.

I felt great all day; up at 6:30, worked, went over to the Landmark Education Center for 3 hours to work with Clarice in the evening, had an hour-long coaching call after that, watched Jon Stewart, and was in bed, sleeping at midnight. I awoke from the alarm at 6 today (Friday).

For you who want to know, I've lost 14 pounds. In 8 days.

Onward! (as my mom used to say!)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 7: Better planning today!

By George, I think she's got it!

Planning, planning, Planning. Here's what I planned today, and what I actually did:

6:30 am. Up and drink diluted Rooibos tea - did it.
8 am: Start first juice - did it.
10 am: Drink another diluted Rooibos tea - did it.
1 pm: CE - did it.
2 pm: Drink 3 cups of diluted Rooibos tea - did it
3 pm: Drink another quart of veggie juice - didn't do it.
5 pm: Drank the juice, finally, and wondered when I'd drink the final one.
7 pm: Drink a quart of diluted Rooibos tea - did it.
8 pm: Start 4th quart of veggie juice: did it. It's almost 10 pm and am still nursing it. I have about 2 more cups to drink.

I added a tablespoon of flaxseed oil to 5 pm quart and it was really too much. I had a hard time getting it down as it felt too rich. I did get it down though, and added just a teaspoon of oil to the 8 pm quart.

Veggie juice today: Celery, gold beets, beet greens, meyer lemon juice, key lime lemon juice. The citrus really makes it wonderful.

I also added a cup of orange/tangerine/meyer lemon juice to one of the latter Rooibos teas...smashingly good!

I added MSM to most of my drinks today too, as well as a bit of di-potassium phosphate. I'm almost out of that so must get more tomorrow.

Over all I feel good, though still dealing with mucus at both ends of the tube. It's not constant, as it was earlier in this endeavor. My teeth are also feeling less furry.

Tomorrow starts week 2! Yea...thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 6: Gathering

Awake at 5 again, after going to sleep at about 10:30 last night. Feel intestional rumblings have stopped! Drank a quart of Rooibos tea first thing, and then started SLOWLY on a quart of veggie juice! Two people asked to join me for the week with veggie juices so went over to the kitchen to get more celery, beets and spinach juiced. Mary and Shawn came by and got their quarts.

I juiced some Meyer lemons and Key Limes and added that juice to my juice, and OMG...was it wonderful! I'm going to do that again tomorrow. Maybe even put it in my's what I have to say!

By 1:30 I finished one more quart of juice. I gave myself a CE at around 2.
By 3:30, I got distracted and did not drink anymore juice. I did drink quite a bit of water, and another quart of Rooibos tea. Right now, at nearly 1 am on Wednesday, I feel fine.

I was reminded tonight that I need to down some fresh oil, so tomorrow I will add it to one of my juices.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 5: I gotta plan better!

Awake at 5 and drank a quart of Rooibos tea. Got to the kitchen and made juice for the day and had a quart of it pretty early - probably by 7. Ingredients: Celery, gold beets, apple, spinach. I had lots of orders at my Thrivin' Edibles kitchen, so I wasn't watching the clock for me to drink my juice. Drank another 3 cups while on the road delivering at 2 (big time gap there!) and a quart of water. I had 2 more quarts of juice with me from celery, beet greens, kale veins, bok choy.

As I was driving home, around 4:30, I gulped down a quart of the juice. BAD IDEA! It went through me way too fast! I mean really fast - same color in and out - and in 20 minutes from consumption. OY!

Tomorrow, I will time the consumption better, and drink smaller amounts more often!

Today I consumed almost 3 quarts of juice, and 2 quarts of other liquid (tea, water), and a double shot of Wheatgrass around 8, to replenish the good flora in my intestines after that early 'flush'!

Scratchy throat today, and a lot of phlegm still. Using the scraper on my tongue and brushing my teeth more often. Someone had said that teeth might feel furry the first few days...and...well...they do.

No CE today.

Told someone I was juice feasting today and she said I should be euphoric by Day 6. I'll let ya know................

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 4: What was I thinking?

Up early today - to get ready for a raw food prep class I was leading. Had a quart of Rooibos tea, and a pint of celery juice. Got my paperwork done for the class, went grocery shopping, and got everything set up for the class. The 7 participants were a blast, we had a blast, and I couldn't sample a thing! What was I thinking?

Fortunately I've made all the recipes many times. The participants were oohing and aahing...That's a good thing.

I made juice at the kitchen before I came home: 2 quarts of juice from celery, Roma tomatoes, 1/4 onion, zucchini and some lemon and lime juice! YUMMY! I've had one quart so far tonight, and I'll have the other before I got to bed, and leave a quart of Rooibos tea on the bedside table.

And...I got a tongue scaper today - my tongue is VERY coated (no vest or pants though). And I have a lot of phleghm. Yuck. Kinda makes me wish I knew how to spit, like a guy!

I gave myself a coffee enema (CE) at 5 tonight; I'm hoping that's not too late in the day! We'll find out, won't we?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 3, January 9

Although I went to sleep at about 9 last night, I woke up at 1 am, 2 am and 3 am. Went back to sleep each time, and then awoke for good, refreshed, amazingly, at 5. I drank a pint of the Rooibos tea at my bedside, and I got out of bed at 6 and made juice of celery, carrots, alfalfa sprouts and gold beet greens. Drank a pint right away,and then gave myself a coffee enema. Afterwards, I lingered over a quart of veggie juice until about 7:30. I took another quart plus 3 pints of veggie juice, and 2 quarts of lemon water with me to the City today and spent time with friends.

I got some alkalised water from one of my friends; tastes very differently than regular water! I brought home over 2 quarts and drank that, with fresh Meyer Lemon juice, this evening, instead of more veggie juice.

So today, I had 3 quarts of veggie juice, 4 quarts of lemon water, and 1 quart of Rooibos tea.

And I have to say that for most of the day, I was VERY gasey - oy! Like I had a bowling alley - an active one - in my tummy! Maybe I had the enema bucket too high and got too much air in.

Other than the gas, it was a pretty easy day, even though I was with 7 others who were having a mini-orgy of food. I just drank my juice and water and watched them eat, and we worked together on some projects.

It's 10:25 pm, I don't feel tired, but I have a busy day tomorrow, so I'm off to bed.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 2, January 8

Today was MUCH easier. I slept nearly 8 hours, which hasn't happened in a long time. I'm ready for bed again at the hour of 8:30 pm and thought I'd post today's results first.

First thing: a quart of lemon water, with di-potassium phosphate. I took two probiotics with it, and afterwards, dissolved a Vitamin B12 tab under my tongue.

Then drank a pint of celery/carrot/beet greens juice.

I used 12 oz. of organic coffee as a lower anatomy internal cleanser (AKA enema). Maybe that's why my headache wasn't nearly as intense today...

I finished another pint of juice mid-morning, and drank another quart of lemon water.

Mid afternoon: 2 quarts of veggie juice.

I stopped by Whole Foods Market in Campbell, and got a double shot of wheatgrass, which I took home with me to drink as it can sometimes have an IMMEDIATE cleansing effect on my bod.

I drank it when I got home and did not have that effect!

Now, I'm finishing off my 4th quart of veggie juice and have a quart of African Red Rooibos tea, that I cold-steeped today, on the table beside my bed.

I suffered only a slight headache this afternoon around 4 pm (same as yesterday, in terms of time) but haven't experienced the tiredness I had yesterday.

Off to sleep! Thanks for reading.

Additional to Jan 7.

I'd forgotten - I also had 2 cups of YUMMY and fresh coconut water. WOW...

Day 1

I started a 92-day juice feast on Thursday, January 7, 2010. I want to break some food consumption habits and this seems to be a way to do it. One of the habits is coffee and another is sweets.

So day 1 report:
I consumed:
4 quarts of veggie juice (celery, carrot, beet greens)
3 quarts of lemon water to which I added MSM and di-potassium phosphate.

I had a slight urge towards the late afternoon to get coffee - 'just a shot of expresso', I told myself, and I didn't do it! I do have a slight headache, and I know that will pass.

I went about my regular day - working in my kitchen, and planning next week's menu for my clients. I also attended a leadership training in the evening. I came home and was in bed, sleeping by 10:15 PM!