Today is the first day of my 21 day juice fast. It got off to a particularly slow start as I overslept this morning and didn’t get out of bed until 8 AM. All my plans to get up before Charlie and prepare all my juices and supplements before he woke up went out the window.
When I managed to drag myself out of bed, I went downstairs and prepared my electrolyte water for the day (water with Himalayan Salt and another electrolyte supplement). My plan is to start slowly – the programme is so involved and involves so many different supplements that I am going to do just 1/3 of it today and tomorrow then gradually add to it through the rest of the week. So today, I started the day off with my Liverflush drink. Even if I told you what was in it, you probably wouldn’t know what I was talking about. I don’t. It is basically water with some apple and lemon juiced up and about 10 supplements and minerals added. It tasted like lemonade and was delicious. Then I had a glass of restructured water (water with Chlorella, spirulina and moringa – the front glass in the photo below). It actually didn’t taste as bad as I thought it would. In fact I quite liked it, but could not drink a lot. I am supposed to drink this all day.
Following that I made up my juices – I have a green structured smoothie (kale, spinach, ginger, lemon, aloe vera concentrate and olive oil) to drink before I go out for my walk and also need to make a carrot juice concoction and a green juice concoction to drink alternately throughout the day.
All that preparation took me up to about 11 AM and then I went out for a walk with the dog. Unfortunately, at the moment I am having a lot of trouble walking. The hormonal medication I am taking (at least I think it is this) has caused extreme muscle aches and weakness in my legs and what used to be quite a quick and easy walk has turned into my equivalent of a marathon. Going up stairs feels like trying to climb Everest. I am hoping that these side-effects do wear off soon. I have called the hospital and will discuss this with my oncologist. He will probably also want to do an MRI of my spine to make sure there is nothing else going on that could be causing the symptoms. Meanwhile, I feel like I am in the Flintstones. You know how they used to get into their car and ran furiously but their legs would go round and round and they wouldn’t actually move anywhere? That’s what it feels like when I try to walk. Not to mention that my muscles are constantly twitching and occasionally cramping.
Anyway, I still did manage to walk the dog without falling over. I came home and had “lunch” which was a carrot juice followed by a cup of bone broth.
I am now in bed about to meditate, but will probably end up falling asleep instead. Following this, I will be having a special drink immediately followed by a caffeine enema. And then it will be dinnertime – carrot juice or green juice. Yum Yum.
Meanwhile, I am also taking my CBD oil every two hours and Penicillin (for my throat infection) every four hours. How do I remember all this? I have downloaded a special app called Medisafe for my phone which reminds me every time I am due some medication. Over the next few days as I add in the remainder of the supplements (maybe about 10 more) this will be even more necessary.
It seems very involved but this is now my full-time job. I am sure it will get easier (at least I hope it will) over the course of the three weeks.
Surprisingly, I do not yet miss food. I guess that this is all so new and complicated that I haven’t had time to think about food yet. If I do get hungry I will just have a glass of that water with green gucky stuff in it and that should put me right off.
Yours in health and hunger.