I finally ate a little solid food today in the form of whole grain brown rice. Wonderful. I read that rice may contain arsenic, which is bad. On the other hand, if it does not contain arsenic, it’s great for aiding the body in removing heavy metals (chelation).
I’m down three pounds in my weight, which isn’t as good as I was hoping over the course of eight days. Clearly, my body is still toxic and the toxins are holding on for dear life in my fat cells. I want them gone.
I completed my second coffee enema in the past week. No profound changes there either.
9 days of fruits and vegetables, a few nuts and a handful of whole grain rice one day and what in my health has improved? My skin is clearer and any wounds seem to have healed more quickly, the whites of my eyes are a little whiter because my eyes are less bloodshot, and all bowel movements are functioning optimally with no constipation. Aside from that, it doesn’t seem like anything has improved. Why is this? Do I need to give the cleanse more time? Do I need to be patient in order to see results appear later? My suspicion is that my body did not completely detoxify. Why? Because I am adding toxins to my body as a faster rate than my body can detoxify.
This is where the past 9 days have been educational. I have learned that, in order for my body to thoroughly detoxify so it can heal itself, I must….
- Eat only organic foods, because otherwise I’m ingesting herbicides and insecticides at a faster rate than my body can attack and remove those toxins;
- Remove as many toxins from my environment and personal use as possible (i.e. lotions, cleansers, soaps, shampoos, etc.)
This is the final day of my 10-day detoxification fast. As I stated in my journal entry from yesterday, I am not overjoyed by my results. I need further purification and true detoxification. In order to accomplish this, I believe I need to eat only organic foods. They may not necessarily need to be all fruits and vegetables, nuts and a few grains, but I will probably add some animal products, as well.
I’m a bit wary of going 100% organic, because of the expense, but I will trust that, because organic (and thus non-GMO) foods are nutrient-dense, I will be eating less food, but it will be more nutritionally beneficial to my body.
I also realize that I must be diligent in removing as many toxic substances from my house as possible and drastically reduce my use of toxic chemicals on my body. This means I will be searching through my home, reading labels, and removing cleansers, detergents, disinfectants, herbicides, pesticides, artificial fragrances, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, wet wipes, etc.
Because this experiment requires replacing all toxic, chemically-based substances with natural ones, I will be relying on online experts (like Matt and Betsy of DIY Natural: http://www.diynatural.com/?awt_l=6OZIk&awt_m=3tAAWyTVKntFQkt) who know how to create their own safe, natural “DIY” products. I plan to use their recipes.
I could go one step further and remove all toxic-dyed and chemically synthetic clothing from my wardrobe, but I have pretty much done that already, so I think I’m good there. (In fact, I may write a future blog on the importance of natural fibers, frequencies, and their health benefits.)
On to my next adventure in detoxification, purification, and healing!
Thanks for reading!