Friday, June 12, 2015

Detoxin' Update


It's been tough and I haven't been perfect. There have been a few days where I veered off a little from the alkalizing cleanse and had a bit of wheat and chocolate. However, I haven't dipped my toe in either coffee or alcohol and I'm proud of that. 

I've noticed a few changes since starting the cleanse, both good and bad. I've had such great sleep, really heavy. I've always slept well, but I'm a light sleeper and nowadays I'm dead to the world. A few days ago I noticed my digestion was improving and I was "going" more consistently, which is fabulous and really important with cleansing. I also noticed tiny bumps on my chest and back and according to this website, this type of acne can be related to your digestion. So perhaps this detox is really cleansing my digestive organs and the result is a little acne. Not bad!

When I started the cleanse my eczema was already flaring, but then it got worse. I wondered if this could be related to the detox? My cousin, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, recommended I see her holistic doctor Dr. Salzarulo and he made this video about eczema. He explains that eczema is the result of the body detoxing through the skin and I found that reassuring to hear. I'm going to see Dr. Salzarulo in a few weeks when I'm NYC and I'm very excited. 

So there you have it and I'll do another post when I've finished. Only 12 more days to go!

L

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Gettin' Over the Hump: Detoxin'


I'm going to detox for exactly 4 weeks, so there! I've put it out into the world wide web and I can't take it back...or I'll look like such a dumb ass.

Since January I've been saying this to Hub repeatedly and every time he rolls his eyes at me because I fail miserably. The booze has been most difficult to curb, but lately I haven't been making the most healthful choices either. Work too has been hard and stressful for Hub and I and in turn we've been drinking a lot more in an effort to wind down in the evenings. I'm also having a terrible flare up with my eczema, which is a sign of internal inflammation and I feel inflamed. So it's time. 

Have you ever done a detox? I think taking a clean break and rebooting your God pod is fabulous and here's why:

Our livers are responsible for the majority of day-to-day detoxification, but if our livers are overwhelmed with toxins the body stores them as fat!

So here are 10 signs that your liver is in need of a thorough detox.

Weight loss and new found energy are just some of the many physical benefits of detoxing, but there are also deeper mental and spiritual changes that can come about too.

Sometimes a cleansing detox can feel like a burden, but I'm looking forward to increasing the good stuff and coming up with some recipes that include these 10 cleansing foods.

Last year I detoxed with Kris Carr and I felt great after 3 weeks of eating a whole foods plant-based alkalizing diet and taking a breather from the booze. So that's what I'm gonna do. I'm very excited and I'll keep you posted on my progress.

L

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Omni Hub's Quote of the Month


I thought I'd give Hub a new name...Omni Hub. He's omnivorous you see, he eats anything except red meat (hurrah!) these days. However, it was something particularly funny he said to me last night that made me think "ah yes this is Omni Hub talking."

After work I decided to tone shits up at a 7pm spin class and Hub was going to make red wine pumpkin risotto for us. I asked him if he could leave out the cheese in my portion to which he replied "yes, darling." Then I asked him if he could leave out the butter altogether and use olive oil instead to which he retorted "Stop trying to take the fun out of things!" He made it without the butter.

Just an example of the everyday clashings between me, the transitioning vegan, and the Omni Hub. 

L

P.S. I enjoyed my risotto but Hub was less impressed with his portion after topping it with handful of Parmesan and knob of butter. Winner. 
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