Fast and Liver Flush – Day 3

by Courtney on April 24, 2010

Today I experienced particularly intense detoxification. I think this may be the most detox I have felt on any cleanse I’ve done, aside from a 5 day water fast I did during the Spirit Dance in 2008. I was still throwing out mucous and I felt tired.

I am not concerned, however, because I know it’s all up to the body. Sometimes fasts bring mild detoxification symptoms, sometimes they bring intense detoxification symptoms, and it doesn’t necessarily correlate to how much fasting we’ve previously done. Someone like Gabriel Cousens, M.D., who has fasted for years worth in his lifetime, likely doesn’t hit detox much at all anymore. But for the rest of us, sometimes the body is simply ready for another layer and it is more intense, even if previous fasts haven’t been. You can never really say what the body is going to need to do, and that is why it is so important to trust its own intelligence, and have faith that it is housecleaning exactly how it needs to.

Often, new fasters will come to the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, hit some detox, feel weak and tired, and say that it is because they aren’t eating and they must eat for strength. ,Even I fall into this belief system sometimes. However, as Dr. Cousens explains and many other fasting experts in history, including Paul Bragg and Arnold Ehret, have also explained, these symptoms happen only because we are toxic and we are detoxifying. They teach that a clear, clean body actually has more strength on a fast because it is not using huge amount of its reserves to digest. I myself have experienced, and seen others experience incredible amounts of energy after a month, or two, or three of Juice Feasting.

Now, there are many things one can do to subside detoxification symptoms, since the vast majority of us will experience them at some point. The main things are to do enemas and colonics, to drink lots of water, and to sleep more or simply allow laying down and sitting a lot to rest. Other things include taking saunas, dry skin brushing, jumping on a rebounder, getting massages, and taking certain supplements such as liquid zeolites and systemic enzyme powder.

Back to my day. In the afternoon I found myself really finding it challenging to focus at work at the Tree of Life, so I had some miso broth and that really grounded me and helped bring things back into focus. There is also a good chance I am experiencing more detox symptoms because I am already doing so much for my liver even before the flush, and it may already be starting to flush out toxicity.

Juice and Water – 48 oz. green juice, 32 oz. grapefruit/strawberry juice (both are relatively low glycemic, phase 1.5 on the Rainbow Green Phase Chart) with stevia, 10 oz. herbal tea with stevia and xylitol, sips of friend’s chocolate smoothie, miso broth, 16 oz. water, 10 oz. rehmannia/spirit poria/reishi tea

Enemas – One coffee enema
ChancaPiedra aka Break-stone tea – No
Castor Oil Pack – Yes, overnight
Liver/Gallbladder Supplements – 1/3 bottle PhosDrops (liquid phosphorus), 1 teaspoon each of Premier Research Labs’ Liver Nano Detox and Gallbladder Nano Detox, 1 cap each of PRL Quantum Gallbladder Complex and Quantum Liver Complex
Other Supplements: 8 caps of Tree of Life Proteolytic Enzymes
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda – 2 TBS ACV with 1/4 tsp baking soda
Exercise – 30 min walk
Infrared Sauna – Nay
Wheatgrass Juice - 4 oz.
Physical Detox – Tired, lightheaded
Emotional Detox – Content and uplifted *Note- I spent my my lunch break with some great friends and laughed till I cried for nearly a whole hour. Want to make your fast easier? Surround yourself with humor and people who are in great spirits.

Happy Friday,


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