I am almost done with Day 4.
I started the cleanse while getting over the flu. Does this make sense?
I have been getting better just a nagging dry cough now.
I was curious that it said on the site no herbal teas except for peppermint. I read Stanley Burrough's book and he said herbal tea is OK. Also in his book he said you can use an herbal laxative so I have been doing that and sometimes doing salt water flush. Any thoughts or advice?
When I did the salt water flush- although alot flushed out soon after (within 2 hours)- I had bursts of flush all day which makes me nervous to try again on the morning of a workday.
great there is this site.
I'm starting to prepare now for the fast.
I'm already going through depression. Probably because I have a lot going on and I was using food to numb it and give me sugar highs. So no sugar highs for 2 days. No caffeine highs. No icecream binges. I mean, in the same day (last week) I let a new guy go even though I hoped it would still work out somehow...I liked him more than I let on. So simple yet so complicated. No turning back now. And that same night someone basically stole my cat. (2situations completely unrelated!) So tonight, it's all sinking in as I'm obsessing about listening to depressing music. Guy gone. Cat gone. Guy gone. Cat gone. I cycle between the 2 figuring which I have a better chance of getting back.
Whatever. Somehow I'm still ready.
I also hope the MC brings my period on as it has in the past. I haven't had one in 3 months..maybe it'll help get rid of this hormonal depression thing even though I'm not even 30.
Last edited by QWERTY; December 17th, 2009 at 10:13 PM.
OK.. I am back! I lasted all of 6 days the last time... Dec 6 was the 6th. Day. I stopped because my winter ecezema returned full on. I struggled with the decision... but decided to take a break... do my Oolang Tea & Pome juice therapy. With things reasonable under control.. I am back… Plan to start again on Monday…
I read this board to get inspired & warm up. Will be hydrating & preping for the next couple of day.
Res – you are an angel! All your patient & supportive & encouraging informative messages.
Last edited by Goondu; December 18th, 2009 at 11:01 PM.
I was going to start MC after the weekend but I was so eager to get started today is Day 1. I did the Senna tea last night and this morning I had good elimination. I slept in today so I'm just now having my SWF. It's not that bad, really. I pretend I'm sipping broth, like soup and it goes down fine. So far okay but I almost boiled water for my Sat. morning coffee which I very much look forward to but realized, wait, I'm in detox!! I'll continue to post as I need tons of support.
My salt is Trader Joe's pure Sea Salt, but the label doesn't say non-iodine, should it? Or, if the only ingredient is Sea Salt, is it okay?? Thanks.
I can't believe I'm going to make it. I have tried the fast in the past and only made it to day 5. Day 6 was my hardest so far. Had a bad stomach pain on my right side, had all kinds of aches and pains, headache, and low energy. I had bad headaches for the first few days, which I did take asprin with caffine (i know not good), but i couldn't function without. After day four, the headaches were less and less, but still present. Today I have no aches or pains, no headache, and I have plenty of energy. My allergies and sneezing pretty much stopped the 2nd day. I am so amazed at this because, I was so congested with sneezing and going thru tissues for months and months. This is a huge relief for me. I have lost 8 lbs in 8 days so far. I am very happy with the fast, but am somewhat bored with it at this point and can't wait to eat again!!!!
Good luck to everyone and keep it up................
I hope you have similar results.
MC 1 3 days
MC 2- 10 days
MC 3- 15 days-Nov. '09
MC 4- 18 days so far
I did the 10 day cleanse in October and I have now been diagnosed with multiple gallstones. I have had numerous gallbladder attacks and the doctor wants me to have surgery immediately. I know I did not have gallstones six months ago because I am an ultrasound tech and scanned my gallbladder. Does anyone know of any possibility that this MC could cause gallstones?? It certainly could be coincidence, but I am wondering if anyone has heard of there being a connection with anyone else. I tried several alternative medicine recipes to flush the stones but it did not work. And now almost everything I eat causes another gallbladder attack. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
hi all. I started today! I know i said i was going to start a couple of days ago, but that didn't work out. It's 3:43pm and i'm starting to feel like something is missing. It's not like i NEED to eat, but i just feel i should be doing something, like chewing! it's so funny. My mother is really helping me out in this journey. Yesterday, she cleaned out the whole refrigerator and only left maple syrup, water and lemon. YES, its empty, really. I gave her my card so that i won't go eat something at night. She is fantastic. I know it sounds drastic but to tell you the truth, i 've gotten to the point where my mind controls my eating habit. It's like when i'm happy, when i'm sad, when i have nothing to do, etc... all i do is eat. So, yes, i need this drastic move. I'm happy i can say this to you guys. You are going through what i'm going through in this journey. Thanks
I'm starting the cleanse TODAY! It's been a year or so since I did my last cleanse, so this should be interesting Planning on doing the cleanse for 14 days initially, then see how I feel at that point and maybe do it a week longer.
One thing I'd like to ask: I used to fill 1L water bottles with the lemonade to carry around with me, but since hearing about how toxins can be leeched from reusing water bottles I've gone out and bought one of those stainless steel ones. The only problem is that it carries about 2 cups of liquid only. I can't seem to find a large plastic bottle that is made from a safe reusable plastic.
Any ideas where I may be able to find one?
Thanks and happy cleansing!