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Day 6 is here... Things have been pretty uneventful on the Master Cleanse. I really didn't think it would be this easy. The only gripes I have are the mucous, the slight feeling of having a cold, and being really cold! I'm friggin' freezing Mr. Bigglesworth! I can't shake people hands at work, or I'll turn them to ice. I've had this prob for over a year now. This fast has only made it worse so far... I wonder...
On the plus side, I've really become quite fond of the "lemonade" that I must frink 8-12 times a day. (I've been stickin' to 10 - 10 oz glasses.) That's 8oz warm water, 2tbsp of pure organic grade B maple syrup, 2tbsp of organic fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1/10tsp of cayenne pepper (avoid for type A) I wonder how much damage that cayenne is doin' me... I don't even know why it's an avoid... I imagine it just irritates the digestive tract of us sensitive A's.... Dr. D? Any comments? I've been adding a tiny bit of ginger powder, turmeric, mustard powder, and cinnamon for an added beneficial boost. I've also been subbing a bit of the grade B maple for blackstrap mollases. Beneficial for Als with a ton of calcium and iron. The cinnamon isn't actually beneficial, but, it's a wonderful blood sugar balancer. Helps with all the maple syrup and mollases.
Here is an awesome tip I recieved from a fellow BTD'r named Debbie. I have been dry skin brushing before showers for a while now, and I use a mesh glove to bathe with my castille w/peppermint oil "soap". I love it, and I highly reccomend it. I bought my dry skin brush at Whole Foods in Dallas when I was visiting a while back. It's a Yerba Prima w/plant matter bristles. The mesh glove I just picked up at WAL*MART... She writes:
Find a medium-firm brush with a head at least as large as the palm of your hand, a handle long enough to reach yoru back and natural bristles (nylon or other synthetic bristles tend to be sharp and might damage your skin). 1. Begin by opening the primary lymphatic ducts, finger-massaging below your collarbone and on the left and right groin areas. This only takes a few seconds. 2. Move to the soles of your feet, brushing vigorously in a circular motion. Use short, upward strokes, gradually moving over your feet and legs. Continue brushing upward over your stomach to your breasts (chest) and over your buttocks to your waist. 3. Repeat the circular motions on your palms, then use short, upward strokes on the rest of your hands and arms. Brush down from your neck out to your shoulders, down your breasts (chest) and down your back. Dry-brushing can be performed up to five times a week and is best done before you bathe, so exfoliated dead skin cells can be rinsed away. Avoid using this energizing technique before bed.
Later gang! And thanks for ALL the support and comments.