Yesterday my Home Detox in a Box arrived. It is a 7 day detox and having checked my diary, it suited me to start it today. The downside to that decision was that I had not prepared my temple and so am probably finding today much harder than it needs to be. Having now read the pre-detox recommendations, a supper of fatty meat, pasta and then red wine is on the “not to do” list rather than the “how to” list 😦
Se essentially for 3 days I am on a fast. I have to drink 2 litres of water a day as a minimum.
I have to follow a timed schedule of when to take “shakes”, enzymes and probiotics. There is also an enema kit!
To make my shake, I add 1 tbsp of the ground seeds of psyllium mixed with Bentonite Clay. The psyllium is going to swell to up to 40 times their original size and sweep my insides clean. The clay will act like a magnet and absorb toxins.
I have to mix the powder with at least 12 oz/350 ml organic fruit or vegetable juice. I started with apple.
Having measured the juice, I gradually add it to the powder in a glass, whisking like crazy so it dissolves properly so I can glug it down quickly before it begins to set.
One glassful did begin to swell and that was hard work, getting that one down.
The shakes do stop me from feeling hungry but I will be happy when I no longer need to have one. I have so far had 4 apple juice shakes and 1 orange juice shake.
I have taken all the enzymes so far but I have not managed everything according to the exact schedule as I was ferrying Harvey to and from a party and I had errands to run. But I was never far off schedule.
You are told to rest during the fast. I did rest this afternoon. In fact I went to bed and slept for 3 and a half hours! I still feel very tired though and will be going to bed early tonight.
Instead of a shake tonight I can have a broth. It contains the merest hint of carrot, parsnip and leek as you steam the vegetables and then drink the water. You don’t eat the vegetables. I was allowed to add herbs for flavour so I added some parsley and oregano plus some cumin and cayenne. That is cooking now.
I wouldn’t say I have enjoyed today, but I have not hated it either and it is doable so I feel pleased with myself for sticking to it. I hope I do not feel so tired tomorrow though. In case you were wondering, no, I have not yet managed the enema.