Saturday, May 31, 2008

Spring Cleanse - Day 5

Yesterday was an extremely productive day. I experienced fleeting moments of hunger but nothing to write home about. Aside from the white coating on my tongue - which is less today - there were no other detox symptoms that I noticed. Today I still feel great. I was ravenous for the first hour after getting up this morning but after drinking several glasses of lemonade I feel ready for the day.

I've successfully completed many, many 24-36 hour fasts but have never gone beyond five days. Once today is under my belt it will all be downhill, which is to say it should be a breeze considering how it's been nearly effortless so far. I have to attribute the ease of this fast to my past four months on a 100% raw diet, and the previous year or so on 80-100% raw, as well as all the shorter fasts I've done leading up to this one.

Before I get too cocky I should keep in mind that the serious cleansing may not have begun yet. As I approach the midpoint I wonder what old and entrenched toxins might be released in the second half of this ten-day fast. I also wonder whether such a potentially liberating experience will be unpleasant. I guess I'll find out soon enough.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mary, i just found your blog through the natural News article you wrote. Great Job. I have already posted the story (link) to my Alternative health website as well. I too have done a few lemonade cleanses, with the longest being 10 days. Keep it up, your doing great. Just FYI..I posted my version of the lemonade diet on my website. I have found that including the bentonite and Psyllium husk shake along with the diet produces far greater results. Something to think about.
Talk later,
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Mary Laredo said...

Thanks so much for the info. I'm going to check out your website later today & I'll contact you if I have any questions. I'm pleased with the way things are going so far but I would like to see more toxins being eliminated, so maybe I'll consider your version. Smooth Move works so-so. Thanks again for sharing, Mary