Detoxing With Local Ingredients
How to lose five pounds and three inches off your waistline
I don’t set New Year’s Resolutions in the beginning of a year, but I do set goals. One of mine was to become healthier, which has several moving parts in it. Part of that seemed to backfire for the month of January though: in an effort to finally kick smoking and drastically reduce drinking, I got pretty backed up.
Talking about addictions in any honest way has become one of the biggest poison pills in the increasingly digital space our lives occupy. In times of old when face to face interactions were the standard you probably knew exactly who drank, who smoked and who indulged in other things. If you stayed with friends and family members you probably had a good idea of who had a pile of prescriptions in their medicine cabinet. None of those things went away. In an effort to show the best sides of ourselves we tend to champion the things we do well and pat ourselves on the back for the bad habits we don’t have. I think this is ultimately corrosive to the human spirit.
Notice that I didn’t qualify either statement. I didn’t say how much I drink or how much I smoke. Some will say any amount of either is horrible. On smoking I can’t entirely disagree. Even if nicotine, say, has health benefits in narrow circumstances putting carcinogens into your body through the delivery system of lighting it on fire is only going to add crap you don’t need into your lungs. I have never really seen a way around that and I make no apologies.
My first attempt at a bowel cleanse made things worse. It was a simple habit of drinking 32 ounces of salt water in the morning, mixed with lemon juice and cayenne pepper. That sadly backed me up even more. I drank some beer one night and rediscovered that, despite alcohol being a poison and all, it actually is good for keeping you regular. I think it was too much cheese and bread and pesticide laden food that caused this problem.
Anyways one thing led to another and I noticed by late January that I was skipping days on having bowel movements altogether. I also looked pregnant even though sadly I am not. Then last week I got sick with a terrible runny nose and dry cough. This was right after they upgraded our wireless across the street, and I do believe that it probably was related. These things are usually multifactor. In the area of health there are rarely quick fixes. One action causes an equal or greater reaction.
That said I managed to shave 3 inches off my waistline in the past week and lost about five pounds practically overnight. This is where local comes in. I have tried dozens of cleanses over time. Sometimes you have to just try to find what works.
The things that grow in your area have a cellular memory and have adapted to the specific circumstances on the ground. When I came to Las Vegas with my husband Oh in 2014, he was near obsessed with turning the barren desert plot into a thriving garden with many fruit trees. We planted many many things and he set up the sprinkler system to water them. Otherwise we did very little too keep them alive. I use no pesticides whatsoever.
Some things we planted died quickly, such as the persimmon tree. Others such as the apple tree and Asian pear struggled and never produced fruit. Meanwhile the plum trees produce bolus crops as do the pomegranate and peaches. So what is growing in you area that is actually thriving I think needs to be the foundational start to any cleanse. The plants know more than you do.
The first step is walking outside where anything grows. Hmm. What could help with constipation which grows in my yard? It would be super helpful if it is mucosy and helps with dry skin and a dry itchy throat. I wonder what it could be?
We have like literally 500-600 aloe vera plants growing in our front and back yard in Las Vegas. I could totally start a business with our stock. They grow everywhere.
So what I decided to do was break off three or four large aloes, cut off the spikes and put them in a blender with fresh fruit juice. The results were dramatic the next morning, as in I felt like I had lost 5 pounds. Come to think of it I now have!
I’ve stayed on this for the last week. I have not changed anything else except for adding black walnut seed at night as a parasite cleanse. The results have been dramatic. My waistline is down to 26 1/2 inches and I have lost five pounds. My cold and stuffy nose have gone away.
Maybe I should take on electromagnetic frequencies next. It’s a start. I guess it’s always good to remember that when you try to kick a bad habit or two that the behavior changes that result from that can also lead to new imbalances. It’s well worth it spiritually and psychologically to move beyond something unproductive.
To good health!
And I have been drinking a crazy amount of coffee and tea lately…
"The plants know more than you do."
Wow, you sound just like my girl friend.
And of course you're right.