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Oh brother! :) This morning I tried to do a shot of chlorella...One tsp in water of a filled up shot glass, I also added some lime juice to help it go down after a few sips. Let's just say...I was doing so great...and then 30 seconds after the last sip I was mopping up an explosion of green spew on my floor. I felt like I have a little kid, except it was actually ME who did that!! LOL......I suppose I won't be using that method anymore. To whomever recommended that method in one of the forums that I read.....you are really a trooper in my eyes. I don't know how you can keep it down.
Now I am drinking up a quart of water and slowly eating some spotty bananas. Wanting something easily digestible and to still kind of detoxify from last night--I did end up eating a bed time snack, although it was a Refreshmint so it wasn't the worst thing--I find I thrive better stopping all eating around 7. Feel more refreshed and light in the morning, make better food choices based on wanting to keep that feeling. Etc.
I am happy I ran out of avocados today because...well...the fiber from the heads of raw cauliflower I was dipping into my avocado dips have been making my ulcerative proctitis act up (more blood loss than usual) , and so I think it's time to try steaming them to soft consistencies so they're super easy to digest and pass through. I won't be juicing them...any juiced liquid that sounds remotely unpalatable is not going to be a factor with me at this moment in time, possibly ever. Good health should never feel like torture, it should be enjoyable or at least tolerable otherwise the stress will deteriorate us. And it is so easy to enjoy raw. :) Just no chlorella or juiced cauliflower, thankyou :)
I do believe there are absolute benefits, still detoxifying ones, to steaming vegetables, particularly the crucifers. Steamed broccoli was a huge component of my diet during anorexia a year and two months ago, and I experienced symptoms that I can only believe were detoxification. Light, airy feeling...Clearer (it's never been perfect--I imagine it's because I was still eating small amounts of dairy), supple, soft skin. Wrinkle reversal. Brighter, clearer, eyes (I'll post a picture if I can find it--ah, here it is--lol, they never look this vibrant now. I am working on it. seems to do with being in sunshine, tons of water, and detoxifying vegetables/fruits). I ate this almost every meal, and I remember feeling and expressing often that I was like a fish out of water if I didn't have it.
I remember this particular day when I took the picture. It was really hot and beautiful outside and I was staring at the leaves of the tree (the one that is chopped down now :-/) admiring how beautiful they were and feeling so lucky that they were there for me to take pleasure from. I felt so balanced and so at peace and so aware of my every movement it was almost radical. I was a little off my rocker though, in many ways, and I hope with my next detox I will have more sanity. That was an extremely difficult, self-deprecating, disciplined, soul-digging, self-understanding, coming into one's own part of my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything but I am glad it's over and I've come so far on my path. Oh yeah, at 21 years old I absolutely have experienced the thing breatharians have talked about, that buddhists have talked about. I resonate with it. I understand what it's like to experience detoxification. I have experienced it--do not doubt me. And I know the hoopla we can grow from these feelings of euphoria that come with caloric restriction and a water-dense diet. Now that I am older and more aware of this, I want a common sense detox next time around. Self-awareness without the shenanigans and so-called spirituality. It's a physical height we attain with low-calories and water, a mental block that's released somehow, that brings us claarity in all areas and aspects, lets us see life as unbiased as possible and enables us to easily recognize and rise above the petty situations. I am unsure what course I will take on my next journey, but I always want to be self-aware, aware of how my actions affect others, and to always, always stay grounded, and not become full of the religious hoopla that I see people who do this often get. I think that is irresponsible and also it's not sensible. Self-awareness can be anything you like it to be, but it doesn't mean that God is within you or your carrying out the will of God. For goodness sake let's not get carried away here. The important thing is to be good and to know who you are and what you want to do for the world. That's all that matters. Everything else is just trivia.