This is from my notes made in February 2012…
The rules I followed:
- 4 Litres of water per day, each with the juice of a full lemon
- 2 litres of water per day, each with a teaspoon of wheatgrass
- Dinner time (or Lunch if you are posh) was a green vegetable juiced drink (Spinach, cucumber, celery and lemon or lime, with water added.
- Tea time (or dinner if you are still posh) was another juice, or an avocado soup, blended avocados and onions and added to hot water with herbs and sea salt to taste.
- I also took 4 (Dr Robert O. Young’s) pHlush tablets with morning drink, and another 4 at both meal times. 12 in total. http://www.phoreveryoung.com or http://www.phmiracle.com
For Exercise I did 20 minutes bike ride per day. Couldn’t have done any more at this time.
Was tough, headaches and eventually hunger that wouldn’t let up.
Saturday was the worst day by far. Same as Friday, headaches and hunger but also what felt like flu symptoms, runny nose, feverish.
Things improved with the earlier symptoms, though sadly the toilet symptoms arrived about 6pm. And never left again until the cleanse was over. I won’t go into these.
Day 4, 5 and 6
The best thing about from day 4 was I had no hunger at all, I was fine, sticking to the juices and waters. Wheatgrass is also a great appetite suppressant. I felt great.
I really couldn’t face a vegetable juice drink on Thursday. I had my lemon waters and wheatgrass and decided against the juice. I decided I was fasting but all the while getting plenty fluids.
I felt much the same as Day 7. Couldn’t face a juice, but I made one anyway as was worrying I wasn’t getting enough nutrients. But then I didn’t have my second of the day. Got weighed and had lost 9 lbs since I had started the cleanse, that wasn’t the goal, but was interesting to see.
Because the previous 2 days i had faltered with the juicing, and I hadn’t stayed true to the rules of the cleanse, I started to feel very weak. And by about 1pm decided I was off the cleanse. I got myself some carrots and humus. It’s what I’d craved all week. I was so full after 2 carrots. Very odd. They tasted different to what i remembered. Felt weird eating at first.
What I’ve taken from this most, is although I haven’t exactly enjoyed not eating, I have enjoyed having absolutely no IBD (colitis) pain or discomfort. And I think that is the first time in over 5 years that I could say that. My goal was to set me on the right path bringing my body back into pH balance, and I think I’ve made a pretty decent start. I didn’t make it to day ten, but even a 1 day cleanse is pretty good if you can manage that now and again. When I do it again maybe later in the year, I think I will plan for about 5 days cleansing.
Another thing, when I ate those carrots on Saturday, something I didn’t expect. I had to try some peppers later too and had the same results. My taste buds had changed in the week of experiencing nothing but alkaline food and drink. They were not being ruined by spoiled processed foods crammed with chemicals and sugars and i felt that i was getting the true taste of foods for the first time in a long time.