I’ve decided I have had enough of this nagging cold I have. So I’m doing an intense detox…which I’ll be doing for 3 days (started yesterday). A couple years ago I did the full-fledged Master Cleanse which typically runs 10 days of just drinking “cleansing” lemonade. That was a little intense, but I must say, I certainly felt a lot cleaner inside. But once in a while, I like to do a 1-3 day lemonade cleanse just to keep me healthy…or get me well fast. By the way, I don’t recommend doing a 10-day Master Cleanse…I think it’s just too extreme and too long to do on one’s own, but if you wanted to try if for one or two days, that would be very doable. Even going off solid food for a day allows your energy go towards healing and detoxifying your body, rather than spending it in digesting food.
I sing lead in a family band and we’re working on recording an album this next week, so it’s imperative that I get this cold chased away. Besides, with my sister and her family visiting this last week I may have possibly indulged a little too much, haha.
I will be adding in some fresh juices if I feel I have need of them. Last night I had some carrot/apple/ginger juice before bed, which was so delicious. Today I had a kale/apple/ginger/carrot juice for lunch. I’m also still taking supplements to help fight this thing!
If you’re interested in gently detoxing your body, why not add this drink to your diet? You can drink one to three servings daily and still glean the benefits without going all out with cleansing. It’s a lot easier to handle and lemon is a powerful detoxifier. I’ve heard of people who suffered from headaches who added 2-3 lemons into their daily water and were able to get rid of their headaches completely. This serves one.
Master Cleanse Lemonade
- 2 tbsp. organic lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
- 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
- 1/10 tsp. organic cayenne pepper powder
- 10 ounces of filtered water
You can measure it all out if you want, but I typically just squeeze a lemon into a quart jar, splash in some syrup, a couple pinches of cayenne, and plop in a straw.
Some of you might just want to enter spring shedding some excess toxicity, maybe you’re feeling under the weather and want to get well faster, or you’re following a program recommended by your physician. I’ve tried a lot of detox plans in my time, so next post; I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks for “surviving” detoxes.
Have you ever tried detoxing? If so, what kind of cleanse did you do?
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