I'm on day 6 of my first liver cleanse. I've tried cleansing before and I sucked (like master cleanse or liquid fasts etc). In the past my attempts have been wimpy, rarely lasting past two days. This time I've done pretty darn good! Granted I still have room for improvement.
Speaking of improvement I've defintly noticed a change and so has my family and students. It's not all been sunshine and rainbows though ;) I have had some emotional releases and have had to have long chats with my honey and my children. I'm glad for these issues to come up and even as strongly as they did...sometimes we gotta make an impression!!!
I've also had some impressive bowel releases, some headaches and body aches within the first few days (prolly caffeine and chocolate withdrawal).
So anyhoo this cleanse entails an Ayurvedic vegan diet; no nightshades, caffeine, stimulants, chocolate (dear Ggod/desS this is the hardest part!!!) and keep it sattvic as possible. I take some herbal formulas and an herbal oil every night before bed. I also have affirmations, journaling, Facebook group support (truly my fav part), yoga poses, meditations and mantras.
And the drumroll please.....
Last night was 9 teaspoons of castor oil in some grapefruit juice. I have to admit I was scared sh*tless (couldn't resist that one!) about how this was gonna go down. When I was two weeks over due with my first child I tried the ole castor oil remedy....among other things (FYI intensive and prolonged nipple stimulation was the only thing that worked for me), well there was no savvy guru then to tell me to drink it in grapefruit juice, I chugged a bunch and then spent the next few hours having a serious and extremely unpleasant "cleanse" from both ends. No labor though. So you can imagine my trepidation...
I blended the oil and juice in the vitamix and then slammed it! Wasn't bad at all! I then went to bed and applied heat to my belly as per instructions.
Nervous for any sign that things were gonna get intense.
And... Nothing really.
So I went to bed with tightly gripped cheeks and fear of explosions on my mind. I awoke early around six feeling the need to go to the potty (yes potty I'm a mom obviously). I had a good cleansing and surprisingly no horrible cramps or misery! It was relativly short and dare I say sweet?
I still have another week to go of this liver cleanse and then I will shift to a toxin(aka ama) removal cleanse which also has the added benefit of releasing excess weight and cellulite! Have to say my ego wouldn't mind that one bit ;)
The cleanse has been great and in addition to having old crap cleaned out emotionally and physically I also feel a freedom from my food obsession. I have had every kind of food problem you can think of..addiction, anorexia, bulimia, obsession, chronic dieting, food security issues. I've been all over the board with food issues. This cleanse has really helped me to not think about food so much, I mean there is really only so much I can actually eat so I KNOW what I'll be having and now I don't have to think about it or give in to my cravings or desires.
I still have one food obsession and that is permaculture and food freedom! I do believe that everyone should grow food or a garden. Speaking of garden check out the awesome videos in the garden section. I know that you will love them as much as I do!
Well it's my meditation time, so I wish us all focus and determination in all that we do and gratitude for each experience that we are given.
Peace, love and light!
I am a passionate humanitarian on a quest to create a beautiful, peaceful life that is available to the whole world!