Feeling better every day; a little cleaner, a little more energy, a little more desire to exercise, which is by no means my favorite thing. I also tried my first coffee enema. Yes, some of the more strenuous detoxes suggest enemas, and with good reason. My father in law died of complications from an impacted bowel. Enemas, though not very pleasant, are an outstanding way to flush toxins from the body, help the microbiome, and improve the entire digestive process.
(Warning: the following paragraph may be uncomfortable for some people. Consider it fair warning. I’m continuing now:) It was a good thing I did; a healthy bowel will take a quart of warm water or a green coffee enema at once. It took me three times to get one quart moving through my lower intestines. That means my bowels are full of “stuff.” It’s not surprising since the lid came off from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. I ate anything and everything I wanted to eat, including processed foods, sugary caked and cookies, lots of dairy and bread. It will take me several home colonics to clean things out properly.
Sorry for those of you who find this conversation unsavory. However, If you have a habit of eating poorly, you might consider it. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.
Breakfast: The second half of the green smoothie from yesterday afternoon.
Lunch: Baked potato with skin, hemp oil, and Spike no-salt seasoning. Again, very satisfying at this phase of the detox.
Green smoothie with spinach, lemon, water, sprouted and ground flax and broccoli seed, vegan protein powder.
Afternoon snack: The rest of the green smoothie from lunch.
Dinner: Vegetable Soup from last two days- chopped celery, tomatoes, yellow onions, parsley, leek, garlic, potatoes,n all organic. Spike: salt-free seasoning for flavor, covered with water and simmered for 1 hour.
Tomato-Cucumber Salad: 1 cup: 1 tomato organic, ½ organic English cucumber, several fresh basil leaves, apple cider vinegar to taste.
Result: Less hungry today. No cravings. I remember from previous detoxes that on the third day people often hit their stride. I felt that was the case for me.