Sunday, May 25, 2008

Master Cleanse Bear

...or so I have dubbed myself until Friday, when I'm all done. I'm definitely looking forward to food and drooling over lots of succulent recipes, but I'm fine without it and trying to keep this fun.

It is now DAY 5 and that truly is a comfort...time goes by 5 more days shouldn't be too much of a trial, lol.

DAY 4 was probably the hardest day (yesterday). I ended up doing the salt flush that morning instead of the day before, and that took a lot of my energy out of me. It was really disgusting drinking that warm salt water, but it definitely was cleansing.

Salt Flush~ Just like it's important to bathe the outside of our bodies, so it is with the inside. The Master Cleanse guide says that a salt flush cleansing of the colonic tract is without the sometimes harmful effects of the normal colonics and enemas. This method cleanses the entire digestive tract while the colonics and enemas will only reach the colon or a small part of it. Colonics can be expensive while the salt water method is not. I've never done an enema or a colonic, and have no desire to from all I've heard about it, but this salt flush, though unpleasant to drink, gave my insides a good ole bath very nicely. All the same, I don't really want to do it again. At first, I was concerned that all that salt in the water wouldn't be good for my body...but then I read that the salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt, so the water just goes through, giving you a nice shower.

The rest of DAY 4 was fine, but I had more symptoms than before...I was cold, tired and a bit weak, had chapped lips, and still a white tongue (but considerably less). We had my sister Elizabeth's bridal shower last night, so I just toted my bottle of Lemonade along with me...of course, this was one of those showers that had healthy refreshments like guacamole and lots of fruit. I just stayed away from the table, trying not to imagine the guac. (one of my favourites!)

But today is DAY 5 and I feel much better. I felt a little sick this morning, but again, I'm good now. Today I'm just going to do some relaxing with the family, enjoying some of our last days with Elizabeth before she's married (13 days!). That will be nice. I don't feel as tired, my lips aren't as bad, my tongue is looking way better, just a bit of white gracing my tongue. (Ok, the gracing part was a joke), and I lost another pound. I did some dry brushing this skin has gotten really soft during this cleanse. I'm not sure if it's because of the cleanse or the dry brushing, or both. Anyway, I like that part. I'm finding that I'm a bit tired of the Lemonade, so it helps having it hot, as a tea, and I think it tastes a bit better that way currently. Besides, warm/hot tea is very cleansing through the system as opposed to a cold drink.

So it's going really well...

Signing off for today...the Master Cleanse Bear


Paulina said...

It sounds like this master cleanse is hard! I don't think I'd be able to do it, but I know it's good to detox your body every now and then. Good luck!

Penni said...

Isn't that salt flush something? I remember doing that and thinking, WOW! It really works.

Sounds like you are coming along nicely and I imagine you are losing weight too. You are certainly knocking any old cobwebs out of your system by doing this. I am just going to have watermelon juice today to celebrate Memorial Day. Sounds like a good idea anyway!


GiGi said...

What a cute picture! lol I want to add you to my blog, but I don't know your email address.

HiHoRosie said...

You are so cute!! I'm really proud of the progress you've made and sticking to it. That'd be so hard to resist guacamole!!! That is true strength my dear. :)

Kristen's Raw said...

That salt flush was quite nasty to me, but so were the icky protein shakes of my bodybuilding days...just gotta "plug-it-and-chug-it" haha

Have a lovely week!

rawleen said...

Hey I love your new picture! I need to do the Master Cleanse and I've been very interested in that particular one, so I'm very interested in your blogging about this!!!

Charissa said...

Paulina~ Yes, actually. It is harder than I thought. But it's been super good for me.

Penni~ I know...I was surprised. And you're does feel good "knocking down old cobwebs". I feel nice and clean inside.

Gigi~ Glad you like it...don't you need my web/site address, not my email?

Heidi~ Thanks! You're encouraging. *smile* I need it! And you're did take a little strength resist the guac...ohhh, I can't wait. I love that stuff.

Kristen~ Lol, yup. I wonder if I can convice myself to do it again!

Rawleen~ Hope this inspires you in some small way. Even though it's hard right now, it wasn't at the beginning, and it's the best cleanse I've ever done.