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We thank Thee for Thy Abundance

We thank Thee for Thy Abundance
Genesis 1:29

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 29 - Juice Feast

March 31, 2010


Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 28 oz. celery, cucumber, carrots, apple, romaine, chard, red cabbage, mint.

Lunch: 3 c. grapefruit, orange, tangelo, lemon, lime dilluted with distilled water to 4 c.

Echinacea Tea.

2 oz. wheatgrass w/garlic HOT!

Today's Symptom's: Head ache. Low energy. Light headed. Heat flashes, some chest pains, have to stand up slowly because of the blood not getting to my head fast enough, feeling down.....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 28 - Juice Feast

March 30, 2010

Weight: 136.6

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 10 oz. Carrots, apple, chard, parsley, cilantro, cucumber, celery.

Lunch:16 oz. leftover juice.

Juice of 1 lemon and distilled water.

Dinner: juice of 1 coconut. 1/2 c.

Blue-green Algae and The Sun is Shining

Today's Symptom's: Headache. Weak. Light headed. Centered, focused. Not really wanting any juices. Quiet.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 27 - Juice Feast

March 29, 2010

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. celery, cucumber, carrot, chard, spinach, apple, cilantro, lime.

The Sun is Shining and Blue-green algae.

Lunch: 16 oz. dilluted with distilled water to 30 oz. grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime.

Echinacea Tea with Stevia. (Make sure you use the green herb powder NOT the boxed white stuff. It's processed.)

2 0z. wheatgrass

Distilled water with juice of 1 lemon.

Today's Symptom's: REALLY weak today. Diarrhea (The Smooth Tea works TOO good, I won't be using that again for awhile...)Pimple.

My sweet husband took care of me after church yesterday. I didn't want to drink another veggie juice. No appetite. I think my body really just wants to water fast..But, I do need to function. So, I'm not sure what do to.

I woke up soooo weak. My Honey took care of everyone and made my grass and juice for me and took the kids to school for me.

I don't want to even get up, but I have a colonic today and visiting teaching and have to take my youngest daughter to school and then pick up the kids and make them a smoothie and make dinner and take the girls to dance. Today is also a grocery shopping day and so I think I will make a good fruit juice for lunch to get some more energy into me. Then Family Home Evening tonight! I hope I can muster the energy! Precious energy that should probably be spent detoxing and healing.


I went to get a colonic and I'm very happy to report NO WORMS!!! Yay! I think all of the cilantro I've been drinking has really helped with that. Also, Marilyn was impressed with all of the plague I was releasing. Which is just fabulous! I got rid of a TON of mucoid plague, which is the gunk that our bodies make to line our intestines(actually clear up the esophagus) to help protect us from the cooked, toxic, processed junk we feed it. So, when you detox, your body gets rid of it and you become clean and able to absorb the nutrients a billion times better. That is another reason why after you detox and cleanse it's so important to eat well afterwards, because now you can really get sick from junk food. You should check out youtube for some great mucoid plague videos. :)

I felt better after the colonic and went visiting teaching but still felt like today I should have stayed in bed. I prayed a LOT today for strength.

While I was making dinner (Vegan Taco Soup) for my kids I was tempted to eat and spit again. I've actually been tempted everyday since I did it (DARN SATAN!) But I am grateful to say that I have stood strong! Resisted, and just observed myself being tempted and just said to myself what I've learned from reading EATING IN FREEDOM, an ebook I bought from Tom Coghill, which I highly recommend buying If I can resist temptation, so can anyone!

I'm so grateful for the strength that the Lord is blessing me with. Thank you Lord!

Karyn Calabrese was on Oprah today!Raw Food is getting quite a lot of publicity! Isn't that wonderful?!!!!She is 62 and looks AMAZING. Here is a great interview with her:

What I like so much about her is that she is stylish. Modern. Wears makeup. Shaves her legs :)Does her Hair. Her restaurant is classy and elegant. Very hip (NOT hippie,no offence)and TODAY! I LIKE that! And I think mainstream America is more that way. She's not tree-hugging, hippie freakish that turns off so many people, and let's face it, when you google a lot of these raw food celebrities, not all, but many are that way. I myself feel like a "Hip Hippie". I like to wear stylish clothes and makeup and do my hair and wear high heels, but on the inside??
I could definitely see myself hugging a tree (I'd make sure no one was looking!) *giggle*

I don't feel like having a dinner juice, so I think I will do what feels Nightie-night!

P.S. I would so love any or more feedback from you guys...

*frogs croaking*

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 26 - Juice Feast

March 28, 2010


Today's Juice's:

3 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast:16 0z. celery, cucumber, carrot, parsley, chard, ginger, apple.

Lunch:16 oz. left over from breakfast.

Smooth Move Tea

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: Juice of 1 lemon and water.

Today's Symptom's: I woke to chest/head pressure again. Feel bit lightheaded. Some liver/gallbladder area pain. TWO BM's! (That tea REALLY works! I like feeling like I'm cleaning stuff out WITHOUT doing an enema.)
On a positive note! I noticed some improvement in my labia! It's healing, it's working! I'm so happy about that!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 25 - Juice Feast

March 27, 2010


Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. cucumber, carrot, apple, chard, cabbage, mint.

Lunch: 30 oz. cucumber, celery, carrot, apple, cilantro, lettuce, lime.

Smooth Move Tea and Raw Honey.

Today's Symptom's: I feel wonderful! I haven't really mentioned, but my tongue has to be scraped 2-3 times a day of the yucky yellow gunk. I was told that brushing it is bad because you push the toxins back into the tongue. You need to use a scraper. I struggled with the demons again today. Going out amongst all of the fast food restaurants and temptations was tough today. I had memories of everything I ever ate. All the junk food I've ever binged on. All the places I've gorged myself at. All of the temptations and memories of reaching for these foods to fill some giant void inside. Which never satisfied. Only was for numbing. It was brutal. I had some right kidney and liver pains and a head ache in the evening.

On the happy end:

I woke up next to my Honey to the birds singing and the sun shining! Yay for Spring! We went to the Temple today and took our oldest daughter on her "Mommy Daddy Date Night" where she got to choose what to do! We went bowling and then to Relax the Back for a free massage! (cheap date) Had a wonderful day! Despite the demons...

Ya know the Pixar short firm "Boundin'?" Well, I'm the sheep! :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 24 - Juice Feast

March 26, 2010


Today's Juice's:

2 0z. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. carrot, celery, apple, chard, sunflower sprouts, zucchini, mint.

Dinner:28 oz. tomato, cucumber, scallion, garlic, spinach, red cabbage.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Today's Symptom's: Feel good. Just a bit depressed...wierd pain in my chest, tired.

My Honey's home!! So happy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 23 - Juice Feast

March 25, 2010

Weight: 138.8?

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 32 oz. carrot, celery, apple, lemon, beet w/greens, chard, broccoli.

Lunch: 16 oz. pineapple, mango, orange, distilled watered down to 30 oz.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: 32 oz. celery, cucumber, cilantro, lime, chard, carrot, apple.

Today's Symptom's: Once again..I feel terrific! Soooo much energy! I do notice though that right before I wake up I notice the tension/pressure in my head and chest. But, upon arising it goes away. It's enough to wake me. The doctors who had originally diagnosed me said I had anxiety. I hope this will eventually go away with a completely detoxed body.

I did something today that surprised me. I made a new recipe for my children tonight: Tofu Vegetable Lo-Mein. It smelled wonderful. I was so curious to taste it. I did. It was excellent. Then I spit it out. Then I tasted it again, and spit it out. Then I had some bread and spit it out, then some pretzels and spit it out too! I thought I had lost my mind! I couldn't get out of this funk?? It's like I was possessed! All the while knowing that what I was doing was ridiculous! What was I doing? I rationalized that I missed chewing. I went to my calendar and realized that it's ovulation time. But, I wasn't hungry? What happened to me? Why did I do that? I feel terrible about it! I don't want to develop this habit??!! I've overcome bulimia and I don't want to start another eating disorder! I never want to do that again! I almost didn't post about it here because it's so embarrassing! But I figured that I wanted to tell you everything. I didn't even PLAN on doing that! It just happened. Just ONE bite set me off. I haven't chewed anything for 23 days and it felt great! Even though I wasn't the slightest bit hungry? I don't understand? I don't even want to eat yet. At this moment I feel like I did something that was definitely a mistake and wasn't even pleasurable and gross and I definitely don't want to do that again. I wonder what my therapist will tell me about this next week? Maybe I'm beginning to detox the old bulimia behavior?? I can't believe how much emotional detox is going on at the same time? Could it have been that? Or was it just a passing thing? Gosh, I NEVER want to do that again. Have you ever done that before? (Now you guys are REALLY gonna think I'm whacked! And lose all respect for me and just write me off as a mess!) I hope I don't regret writing this....

Before this I went to therapy today and had a little revelation. (Maybe the emotional prodding led me to food?? I don't know??)
I've often thought about how in the Scriptures Jesus healed people. How the scriptures say, "Ask and ye shall receive." Well, in the past 20 months, I've asked every.. single.. day.. to be healed. I've often thought that maybe I'm not worthy enough, or good enough, or had enough faith. Well, in therapy today this thought came into my mind. "You do not know how long those people were sick BEFORE they were healed." *Light bulb moment* I guess I just thought that they were instantly healed right when they got sick, but you know what? That wasn't the case!

I thought about how much I have grown spiritually and emotionally and how much I have overcome and the strength and wisdom I've gained in holding on to my hope and faith. I think that Heavenly Father of course, knew that this experience "would be for my good" that this experience would help me to grow faster and more than if all was just good and dandy. So, for this I am grateful.

I hope that I can take way more steps forward than backwards, like I did today. I just pray for the strength to overcome and the faith to believe with all my heart that I will heal. That my body IS healing, and to TRUST in Him and in the ability of the body He designed to heal. I'm not quiting!

I know that the Lord is more likely to answer the man's prayer who's wagon broke and is pushing it as hard as he can, than the man who is just sitting next to the wagon waiting for help. So Lord...push, push, push I go!

Do I click on PUBLISH POST or not...........Here's goes! *click*

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 22 - Juice Feast

March 24, 2010


Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 32 oz. carrot, celery, red lettuce, cabbage, parsley, ginger, pear, beet w/greens.

Lunch: 30 oz. grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime.

Had a craving for raw honey. Had several 5. Not good. But, I wanted it!

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner:32 oz. cilantro, lime, celery, cucumber, chard, sunflower sprouts.

The Sun is Shining and Blue-green Alegae.

Today's Symptom's: Feel great!! I did have right kidney pain in the afternoon. Dealt with some "demons" and turned to raw honey...., made it through positively though I must say. There's SO very much emotional detoxing that goes along with this process. SO MUCH! I was not aware. Did I mention that I had tons of energy!?

I carpooled for my daughters field trip to a play that took 4 hours. I didn't have lunch until 2:15. Drank water while I was there and felt..fine!

I organized my pantry and food storage then went food storage shopping with a good friend. I've been feeling really good and been totally FINE taking care of everything on my own! I'm SO pleased about that. I miss my Honey, but am proud of myself for doing so well, when usually I get depressed and binge and feel helpless and sorry for myself because he's gone and I have to do it all alone. So proud of myself. Yay Me!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 21 - Juice Feast

March 23, 2010

Weight: 138.8

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. celery, carrot, pear, beet w/greens, cucumber, parsley, ginger, broccoli.

Lunch: 24 oz. pineapple, tangelo, apple, lemon.

The Sun is Shining and Blue-green Algae.

Dinner: 26 oz. dandelion, cilantro, celery, cucumber, apple.

Today's Symptom's: I feel good! No chest pain OR headache! HOLY BM! Let's just leave it at that....some liver pains. Noticed them throughout the night. Slight dizziness. But overall I feel really good!I Cleaned and cleaned and cleaned!

Went in for a colonic today! Not imagining that there would be anything left in there?! Well, wouldn't you know.....more worms and crap! Lovely! I could NOT believe that after just living on juices for 21 days that there would be any poop left in there?? Don't get me wrong. There was substantially less, but still!
I understand now how when they do autopsies they say that the average fossilized poop people have is 25lbs!! And that's just average! Crikey! Now when I look at people I can't help think about how "full of crap" they are! Literally!!LOL!

Marilyn gave me a list of herbs to take for the parasite cleanse and also a recipe for Esiac Tea to take to purify the blood.(See Below) I couldn't find a bunch of the herbs so, it'll have to wait I guess?

I feel really blessed to feel so good while my sweet Husband is away.
(I miss him so much!)I have so much energy and for that I am truly thankful. Prayers are answered!

Now, to work on patience with the children...

Parasite Blend
Equal parts. Start with 1/8 t. each.
Garlic Powder
Wormwood Powder
Black Walnut Powder
Clove Powder
Barberry Powder
Mix with water and guzzle down. YUM!

She wants me to take this once a day for 7 weeks.
5 days on and 2 days off.

Esiac Tea (Cancer Tea)
2 oz. each:
Sheep Sorrel
Slippery Elm
Turkey Rhubarb
In a stainless steal pot
Mix with 2 gallons of Distilled Water.
Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 min.
Let rest 6 hours.
Repeat:Boil, simmer, rest 6 hours.
3rd time: Boil. Refrigerate in Dark Bottles.

She told me to:
Drink 1-2 oz. 2x a day on empty stomach for 13 days.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 20 - Juice Feast

March 22, 2010

Weight: 138.8

Today's Juice's:

4 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 24 oz. celery, cucumber, carrot, pear, beet w/greens, kale.

Lunch: Juice of 1 cantaloupe which was a little more than 2 c.

The Sun is Shining and Blue-green Algae.

Dinner: 24 oz. celery, cucumber, cilantro, lime, apple, spinach. SO GOOD!!

2 oz. wheatgrass

Today's Symptom's: I was woken by chest pain, headache, and arrhythmia. More energy. Thank heavens! (water fasting sucks it out of you!) I need the energy to deal with this week.

I was able to do a lot today. I feel kind of weak, kind of dizzy and lightheaded, BUT NO HEADACHE!! That's soo awesome!

I can't believe I haven't eaten for 20 days! I'm holding on and keeping the faith!

Please keep me in your prayers!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 19 - Juice Feast

March 21, 2010

Weight: 137.4

Today's Juice's:
2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. cucumber, celery, carrot, red leaf lettuce, beet w/greens, sunflower sprouts, dandelion, parsley, cilantro, pear.

Lunch: 4 c. mango, orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime diluted with distilled water.

The Sun is Shining and Blue-green Algae.

Dinner: 32 oz. celery, carrot, kale, broccoli, parsley, asparagus, tomato, garlic, cayenne, Celtic salt.

2 oz. wheatgrass.

A couple of spoonfuls of raw organic honey.

Today's Symptom's: bad head ache, muscle spasms, some sharp pains in my bladder/female organs area, very light headed, weak, pain in my right groin area.

I feel pretty weak after water fasting all day yesterday. Trying to build up my strength for this upcoming week. My Husband leaves on a business trip tomorrow until Friday night. I need my strength to take full care of the kids and home and meals and my juices. So, hopefully tomorrow I'll feel stronger.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 18 - Juice Feast

March 20, 2010
First Day of Spring!!!

Weight: 139.8

Today's Juice's:

Breakfast: Juice of 1 lemon in distilled water

2 oz. wheatgrass

Lunch: Distilled Water with 1 lemon

Dinner: Distilled Water with 1 lemon

2 oz. wheatgrass

Echinacea Tea

Today's Symptom's: about 2 hours before I wake up I feel like a vice grip is on my head and chest, it always goes away once I get up though. Needed to blow my nose this morning. I haven't really had any mucous before. Head ache. Lightheaded. Cramps. Strong BO and bad breath, coated tongue.

I don't feel like eating/drinking any juice really. So, I think my body wants to transition into water fasting. Since it's Saturday and tomorrow is Stake Conference and I don't have to serve in my calling, and my Honey is home and can take care of the children and me, I think I can do it since I know I will be weaker during this time and will need to be taken care of.

I've read that a day of water fasting is like 2 days of juice fasting. Something like that. I'm all for quicker healing and if I FEEL like it, I should listen to my body, right?

I just wanted to say, Thank you. Thank you for your prayers. For putting me on the Temple Rolls, and for your friendship, love and support. ESPECIALLY to my wonderful Husband who has been behind me 100%. Serving me, giving me Priesthood blessings, and picking up the slack. Also, my sweet, dear children, who are patiently waiting for their Mommy to get "all better" so she can run and play with them. And to my wonderful friends, who are teaching my Aerobics class for me. Thank you so much! I can't WAIT to start teaching again. Thank you for your e-mails. Thank you for the phone calls. Thank you for hanging out with me. I love you all SO much!

Excellent link to questions about juice feasting:

Had an excruciating head ache. Pains in my stomach/liver/gallbladder and chest. I was miserable! Felt like I was going to blackout every time I stood up. I had a hard time falling asleep. Think I will NOT water fast tomorrow. Too much detoxification discomfort. I think I prefer the slower method of juice fasting instead.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 17 - Juice Feast

March 19, 2010

Today's Juice's:

Breakfast: 32 oz. apple, orange, carrot, celery, asparagus, romaine, red cabbage, beet w/greens.

3 oz. wheatgrass

mango, pineapple, tangelo Popsicle

The Sun is Shining and Blue-green Algae.

Echinacea Tea

Dinner: 2 oz. wheatgrass

Esiac Tea

Today's Symptom's: Head pressure, pains in the stomach area, liver and right kidney, I feel really mellow, clear vaginal discharge, facial numbness, some palpitations.

I have no hunger. I could have just drank water all day. In fact, I didn't even want dinner. I'm not depressed just really mellow. Don't feel much of anything actually. It's REALLY stange. I'm just.....present.

Did you see Dr. Oz today!! I was sooooo happy! He is doing a 28 day Raw Food Challenge for a couple of guys who have one foot in the grave. I was sooo happy because now Raw Food is gonna be main stream! A popular way of eating just like being a Vegetarian or Vegan! Whoo Hoo!!

Here's the link:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 16 - Juice Feast

March 18, 2010

Today's Juice's:

Breakfast: 30 oz.celery, carrot, apple, kale, ginger.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Lunch:mango,pineapple,tangelo Popsicle

Blue-green algae and The Sun is Shining

Dinner:28 oz. celery, cucumber, carrot, cauliflower, beet with greens, asparagus, tomato, garlic.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Today's Symptoms: Woke up at about 4 a.m. feeling chest discomfort and head pressure. Sucks! Feeling Depressed. Irritability, Some liver or gallbladder discomfort. BM. Coated tongue. Some lightheartedness. Abscess is down, some "old symptom" of numbness on my face,& arrhythmia.

Don't want to do anything today but lay down and sleep. Feeling depressed about how I feel. Feel like I'm under a cloud waiting to see some sunshine and hoping there's a rainbow at the end of this path...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 15 - Juice Feast

St. Patricks Day 2010

Weight: 140.0

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: Carrots, cucumber, red cabbage, romaine, dandelion, pear, apple, beet with greens, broccoli.

Lunch: 32 oz. grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime.

Blue-green algae, and The Sun is Shining

Water from 3 Thai coconuts.

Dinner: Asparagus, beet with greens, celery, dill, cucumber, carrot, cabbage, kale, red pepper.

Echinacea Tea with Raw Honey.

Today's Symptoms: Woke up feeling tension, slight headache. My liver or gallbladder hurt for an hour. Another BM. Hey, hey, hey!

I chewed a piece of Xylitol gum for the first time in a long time. After I spit it out. I noticed my tooth abscess again. It's swollen up. I think that it's from chewing the gum that re-irritated it! Dang it. I'm a bit discouraged.... Patience is difficult when things get hard.

I did a lot today. And I felt great!

Anybody out there?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 14 - Juice Feast

March 16, 2010

Weight: 140.0

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: carrot, celery, cucumber, kale, beet with greens, lemon, cilantro, ginger.

Lunch: mango, tangelo, pineapple which I turned into a sorbet in my ice cream maker!INCREDIBLY YUMMY! Especially since I got to eat it with a SPOON! I froze the rest into Popsicles for another day!

Dinner: 26 oz. carrot, celery, zucchini, red cabbage, garlic, cauliflower.

Today's symptoms: BM that was thick and heavy and stinky and hard to pass. YUCKY STUFF!! Ewwwww!, more energy today. Feel good. No headache or chest stuff. Tiny bit of lightheaded/dizziness. I also have a feeling I don't recognize. I don't feel tired, or sick, or weak as I've known it. It must be a fasting feeling? The closest feeling I could compare it to would be weak? But it's not quite right. Strange, I know?

I had SO much energy today! I cleaned the house, did 3 loads of laundry, shopped for my husband (it's our anniversary today!)made dinner, and enjoyed the Springtime sunshine!

Downside.. still thinking about bread! It doesn't help when I have to make cooked meals for my family! My sense of smell has increased because I can seriously tell what everybody is eating in my neighborhood! I am REALLY hoping that all of these cravings will go away!I bought a new raw un-cook book today called The Art of Raw Foods, with recipes that I can't wait to try! I need to overcome the emotional attachments to cooked foods.
Fasting is really stripping me down to the core of my emotions and facing the truth of my addictions and need to eat. I'm staring them straight in the face.

I know that if I quit and go back to my old eating habits I will have to deal with high cholesterol, whatever is on my labia, being overweight, constantly focusing on ME all the time what with all of my health PROBLEMS which place a demand on my family and takes time away from their lives, and live a life of sickness, pain and misery. I may be happy when I eat. But ONLY while I eat. Do I want to live a life where my joy comes from satisfying my appetites? Not feeling good enough to serve. Not feeling good enough to fulfill my goals. Not being here for my family and seeing my grandchildren??

On the other hand, God willing. If I eat a raw diet I will feel good, be healthy, look good, and most likely live a long unmedicated, unoperated on life. FREE from chemical food addictions and depression. All the while living life to it's full potential being able to fulfill my dreams, enjoy my posterity and serve the Lord.

Which one sounds better? Hmm? No brainer!

I keep reminding myself during these times of temptation that I've eating all that stuff already. I've literally had my fill! I know it tastes good. But it has never made me FEEL good! And definitely not the way raw food makes me feel. So why is it so hard? Why when I know the difference, why is it so dang hard to let go of?? Seriously???!!

I keep repeating in my mind. "The definition of insanity is Doing the same things over and over again expecting a different result." Well, I am now choosing to do something different to get the promised result. Health. Freedom from addictions.
I want to heal. I will heal. I am healing.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 13 - Juice Feast

March 15, 2010

Weight: 140.8 uhm...

Today's Juice's:

Breakfast: 30 oz. romaine, celery, carrot, apple, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber.

Lunch: 3 c. grapefruit

Blue-green Algae and The Sun is Shining.

Dinner: 28 oz. mango,cabbage,cucumber,dandelion,romaine,rainbow chard,tomato, carrot

Today's Symtom's: head pressure, palpitations, lightheaded....

It's been a hard day. I've pretty much wanted to stay in bed all day. And have as much as I can. I think I'm detoxing pretty hard core right now. Feel feverish. No hunger. Focused, but the bread demons won't let up. (I'm gonna have to get over that one!)

Bought and read 3/4 of Juice Fasting and Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz. Realized that this is serious and that it is critical to break the fast correctly, or you could DIE??? Although extremely rare and usually because somebody goes off a long fast and eats a steak or something. When you fast, digestion goes to "sleep" and so introducing heavy cooked foods is devastating. You have to introduce food just like you do to a baby being introduced foods for the first time! Good to know...

Hanging on....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 12 - Juice Feast

March 14, 2010

Weight: 140.8 WTHeck? There's no way!

Today's Juices:

3 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 28 oz. celery, carrot, apple, pear, chard, broccoli.

1 t. Blue green algae, and 2 t. The Sun is Shining with water.

Lunch: 20 oz. mango, pineapple, orange, lemon, lime.

Esiac Tea with Stevia

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: 30 oz. rainbow chard, dandelion, cilantro, ginger, garlic, carrot, celery, romain, cucumber, cabbage.

Today's Symptom's: I woke up to head pressure (feels like a swollen balloon is in there), and chest tightness.I'm so sick of having those two symptoms. It's been 20 months already!!!! My tongue isn't coated anymore! :) I still feel a sort of lightheaded dizziness that is annoying.

I'm going to church today. I hope I can make it through okay. I pre-made my lunch to take with me. It's really better to drink your juices fresh, but when you can't, you just have to make them ahead of time.

Church went well. I feel good.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 11 - Juice Feast

March 13, 2010

Weight: 140.8? My scale must be messed up?

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 3o oz. Celery, carrot, apple, dandelion, romaine, spinach, cilantro.

Lunch: 30 oz. orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: 30 oz. Tomato, cucumber, carrot, celery, chard, rainbow chard, ginger, cilantro, sunflower sprouts, spinach.

Esiac tea with Raw Honey.

Today's Symptom's: I woke up to head pressure, my upper and lower left side teeth hurting and my esophagus hurting. STRANGE?

Went for a 2 for 1 massage with my Honey. It was wonderful. Did some shopping with the family. Went and visited some friends and then my heart did some flutters and hurt and my esophagus hurt and I started to get scared. We went home and watched a movie and I was feeling pretty depressed. I started doubting and all of the "demons" started coming out. Why do I do that? Why do I start to doubt when I feel the pains?? I just need to go to bed and sleep and wake up to a new day! I can do this!
Right? I can do this! Help!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 10 - Juice Feast

March 12, 2010

Weight: 140.6

Today's Juice's:

2 0z. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 36 oz. apple, celery, chard, sunflower sprouts, cucumber, carrot, spinach, and cabbage.

1 t. Spirulina and 2 capsules of probiotics with water.

Lunch: 16 oz. "pine-orple" fresh from Real Foods Market. It's pineapple, orange and apple!
It was Deeeelicious!

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: 30 oz. celery, carrot, romaine, rainbow chard, chard, dandelion, cilantro, cabbage, cucumber,broccoli

Symptoms: sore in my mouth, had a BM with mucous (guess it's left over from the colonic) I know this is the grossest part of my blogging but you want to honest truth right? Kind of tired. A little head pressure. Not as energetic as yesterday.

I woke up today noticing the old symptoms I'm hoping will heal. The head pressure and arrhythmia. I know I will heal. I just do.

Last night I noticed a sore in the very back bottom left side of my mouth. It feels like a scrape. Weird. My kidneys also bugged me pretty bad for about an hour before bed.

This came into my mind today: God determines how long you live. You determine how good you feel. Put another way, How long you live is up to God, How good you feel is up to you.

Did I mention my Superwoman vision?? Holy cow!! I can see every pine tree on the mountains!

Read this:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 9 - Juice Feast

March 11, 2010

Weight: 141.4

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: celery, apple, carrot, chard, kale, cabbage, sunflower sprouts

Lunch: orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime

Dinner: cucumber, celery, carrot, beet with greens, kale, ginger, garlic, sunflower sprouts, broccoli

Symptoms: I feel good! A little bit of lightheaded slightly off feeling, some kidney discomfort, gas, a little bit bloated.

I woke up feeling good. I did feel ready for my colonic though today. I have felt a little bit bloated and gassy, and after going to the bathroom yesterday, I felt like there was more in there to clean out. My husband went with me today to go see Marilyn . I was anxious to get going and get as much out as possible. Especially worms! I prayed that today would be productive, and it was. There were quite a lot of worms that came out! I couldn't believe it! Marilyn said that they are normal and come from eating meat and animal products! So...if that doesn't inspire you to at least become a Vegan, I don't know what to tell you?

I am amazed at how good I feel living on juice! Gosh, I thought I would be starving all the time!
I have to remind myself to take it easy and rest, knowing that the energy saved can go toward healing and repair.

I turned on the T.V. and Oprah was on and was doing a show called Food 101. I was so excited to hear what they were talking about; eating free range organic meats and dairy products, Alicia Silverstone (used to be raw) talking about her new book "The Kind Diet" which is a vegan diet. They also talked about "Food Inc." It's an amazing documentary about the animal slaughtering and torturing business, which, by the way, was up for an Oscar. also made an offer that anyone who purchased the DVD by midnight tonight, could get it for $9.99.
I wish I had caught the first half of the show. I wonder what they talked about there??

I am so excited about this because, when Oprah talks...people listen, and BUY! Especially corporations and companies obey Oprah. This is HUGE, because I can bet you money that we will VERY SOON be seeing fast food chains stepping up to the plate! Just watch! People will buy the DVD and Americans will start becoming more conscious about food and how it really gets to the table. Wake up America! Thank you Oprah for bringing this into the forefront!

Good website:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 8 - Juice Feast

March 10, 2010

Weight: 142.0

Today's Juices:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 42 oz. Carrot, apple, celery, beet, cucumber, spinach

Lunch: Juice from 3 grapefruits about. 3 c.

2 oz. Wheatgrass

Dinner: tomato, celery, ginger, garlic, scallion, carrot, red pepper, chard, kale

Symptoms: slight headache, a pimple, improved vision, tons of energy, happy positive attitude, another BM like the other one, yucky, only more and not difficult to pass. No hunger.

I felt great this morning. I had to shower and make myself presentable today for my therapy appointment and also buy some groceries. As I was driving to take my children to school I noticed how crystal clear and in amazing focus everything looked! I took off my sunglasses and was looking at everything and thinking that I couldn't believe how good I could see! It reminded me of how good I could see after I had Lasik done in 2003! I had been noticing lately how I was squinting to see some of the signs while driving on the freeway and just thought that the Lasik was starting to wear off. So, Wow! I didn't expect to have improved vision! Another plus!

I've been really impressed at how I haven't really had any hunger. And coming from me, that is huge! Really, feeling hungry and like I'm starving all the time was a major concern for me starting this feast. I guess it's true that when you give your body all of the nutrients it needs, it doesn't need so much. That's why they say that obese people are actually starving. Because they aren't getting any nutrients, so they are hungry all the time and keep eating non nutritious food and still feel hungry because they're not getting the nutrition. You don't have a desire to overeat when you are eating foods that truly nourish you.

No hunger or cravings for ME?? That's a first! I cannot believe that it's been 8 days! I'm so proud of myself!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 7 - Juice Feast

March 9, 2010


Today's Juices:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. celery, cucumber, carrot, collard, cilantro, apple

Lunch: juice from 3 grapefruits about 3 c.

2.oz wheatgrass

Dinner: 28 oz. tomato, celery, carrot, broccoli, cabbage, scallion

Symptoms: Started my period 1 day early, feel really good, labia burning? Wow! are they starting to heal??, Feel really good, slight lightheadedness, some gas, coating on tongue, some kidney discomfort, some chest discomfort, headache towards the evening, a weird red eye vein on the top of the white of both my eyes. Weird?

I woke up to burning labia. I thought to my self, OMGosh! It really is working?! As if I had a doubt...My body is healing. OMGosh! Hey, when I am all healed. I will be scientific PROOF that given the proper nutrition and rest from digestion the body will kick some butt and heal!!!

Hey, hey, hey!!!!!!

Spent practically ALL day watching Victoria Boutenko's workshop videos on youtube. Love her!
I feel like she is part of my family. An, as she put it (so cutely),

Well, that is all for tonight. Holy Cow people! Tomorrow will be a whole week of juicing!
Oh, yeah!, Oh yeah, OH, OH, Oh yeah! Work it girl! Heal that bodacious bootilicious body!
Oh yeah, Oh yeah, You go girl!!! Go! Go! Go!

Peace OUT!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 6 - Juice Feast

March 8, 2010

Weight: 146.2 (Every time I stood on the scale it was telling me a different I changed the battery and it was this. So, perhaps yesterdays weigh in was wrong and perhaps my original weight was too?)

Today's Juices:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. apple, carrot, celery, chard, cucumber.

Lunch: Water from 3 coconuts about 3 c.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: carrot, beet with beet greens, sunflower sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, celery.

Symptoms: still notice a little chest discomfort, just a little, head feels weird, lightheaded, can't stand too quickly or I feel like I'm gonna pass out, a little kidney pain and I pooped! Finally! Yucky, heavy, dark nasty stuff! I had to really push to get it out! I didn't think there was anything left in there! I know this is gross folks, but I'm trying to be really thorough here. To lay all the info out there so you know what it's really like and what I'm really going through.

I do feel more energetic. I've been able to do more of my normal routine. While I was making dinner for my family I was seasoning a Taco Soup with dill and basil and chili powder and cumin and garlic and onion. It was making my mouth water! I baked potatoes and made yams with agave, and cinnamon. I was watching TV with my oldest and commercial after commercial was of food. My youngest son came home from scouts with a rice krispie treat! I just MISS eating all of that stuff with my family! I miss the memories! I have a lot of good eating memories! In that 30 minutes or so, of just tasting and smelling and eating.

Now, I am not hungry. I DO feel completely satisfied with the juice. It's just the memories of the cooked food. It's how I've been eating almost all of my life! I was just sad/mad that these cooked foods that I've loved to eat my whole life, even though they have not made me feel good, nor provided me with health, are not good for us! It's just so very sad that these foods we've grown up on eventually cause disease in our bodies. One kind or another. Eventually.

Find me ONE person who is over 55 or 60 and isn't on some kind of drug or needs to take aspirin or another over the counter drug for one thing or another? Try to find one who takes and needs NOTHING! It's extremely rare! Plus, you might not know how often they pop a Tums or take something to make them be "regular".

Gas, bloating, poohing less than 2-3 times a day is really not healthy. Did you know that? I though poohing 1 a day was good!? It's not. It means your colon is clogged up!

Okay, so I'm just angry that the S.A.D has to be unhealthy that's all!! It's just part of the detoxing I suppose!

It must be like what Paris Hilton would feel like if she joined the church. No more slinky clothes, no more free love, no more partying and drinking and an occasional recreational drug here and there. No more swearing. No more R movies. 10% of your income to the church, Sunday's are shot, no more sexy under ware. Now you have to cover over 50% of your body, read your scriptures everyday, pray at least 5 times a day, do your visiting teaching, attend the Temple regularly, hold FHE. What a change right??But, would she be better for it??? Would she be happier??? Would she feel better on the inside?? I believe she would. Wouldn't she?! Absolutely!!

I heard that it's easier to change someones religion than it is to change their diet. Most of the time people change because they get sick, or a close family member got sick and died. Usually we turn to the Lord when things in our life get "sick" right? Why does life has to be so hard sometimes? Why is EVERYTHING about choice? There's always Good, Better and Best choices.

Becoming the first LDS in my family was a HUGE change. And doing so was an extreme change in my life, and was very hard and unpopular, But I knew it was right and true and, it has blessed me beyond measure. It has also become easy.

Eating an unpopular raw, vegan diet in our society is a HUGE change!!!! I know it! I just have to remember that I KNOW that eating this way will make me happy, healthy, have energy, save me money from drugs and surgeries and hopefully prolong my life. It is an extreme change. But, I know it is right and true and will bless me beyond measure and will become easy.

Is it worth it? Yes, it is!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 5 - Juice Feast & Why I Believe

March 7, 2010

Weight: 144.6

By far the best website I've read on fasting:

Today's Juices:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast juice: 30 oz. Cucumber, celery, carrot, dandelion, cabbage

Lunch juice: 4 Grapefruits

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner juice: 30 oz. tomato, carrot, celery, broccoli, cilantro

Symptoms: twitching right eye, headache, lightheaded, pain in right kidney, then in both kidneys. Some coating on tongue. Gross!

Warning: Today's blog is really LOOOOOOONG! So, sit back and relax!

This morning I slowly awoke to a headache and the beating of my heart. The demons "so to speak" are starting to appear. Thoughts and feelings about many things. Food. Attachment to food. Memories of food. Questioning my past. Observing the past. I'm really quiet. Quiet in my observing of these feelings. The doubts and fears I have to immediately replace with hope and faith and trust. I have to remember all of the testimonies of others who have "made it". I know that if I were to quit. (NOT that I feel like it. I don't, It's just those "demons" tempting me with thoughts of doubt. )

What are my alternatives? I could go back to living life as usual eating the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) going to more doctors and taking drugs and having surgeries and feeling miserable. But then, living with pain, depression and all of the other symptoms and probably dying of a heart attack or cancer anyway because the doctors don't HEAL. They simply apply "bandages" with drugs, not really looking at the cause of the illness. And then the drugs usually cause other problems. You've seen the commercials for drugs right? This is a long topic. There is NO MONEY to be made, at least the trillions that they make, from telling people to just eat fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and sprouted grains and legumes!!

I could go back to just eating raw and slowly detox prolonging the headaches for who knows how long? But...
NO! I want to deeply cleanse and detox my entire system. I want to give my body all that it needs and none of what it doesn't to "do the job". I'm so tired of not feeling good. I thought that I could do the slow way. But, I noticed that being in pain a lot and the lengthy healing process PLUS the stresses of life just were too much for too long for me and put me back into a depression and back to binging. (Hence counseling.) Although I have to admit that I think I did A LOT of good for my body and I came a LONG way. I've learned a TON and even when I went back to binging, I never went ALL the way back. I was aware of what I was doing. I was aware of my feelings and noticing that the food was not making me happy and I really didn't like it like I used to and I mostly didn't like the way the food made me feel.

Eating raw is pleasurable to the palate AND it makes you feel good inside and out! How it affects you emotionally is the greatest of all reasons to eat raw. You have so much energy and feel joy and happy and I never had PMS anymore!

I can't help to notice the comparison between the body and the Gospel. The Lord has told us that the body is the Temple of our Spirits (1 Cor. 3: 16-17). Well, in the Temple "no unclean thing may enter." Watching those colon videos REALLY makes you think about how clean your temple is doesn't it?

How many unclean things do we put into our bodies??
How many processed, fried, broiled, boiled, grilled, roasted, microwaved, freeze dried, irradiated, dead, canned, boxed, denatured, adulterated, chemical sprayed, hormone and antibiotic laden, bacteria filled, waxed, food colored, preservative filled, food addicting additives (YUP, concocted in laboratories to make us addicted and overeat the product) , pesticide, herbicide, fungicide covered, pasteurized, homogenized, so called FOOD enters out bodies?

With SO much sodium chloride, mono sodium glutamate's, other glutamate's, artificial flavorings, corn syrup, aspartame/NutraSweet,,
saccharine, nitrates, or processed sugars to make them even PALATABLE!!

THEN, there's the partially hydrogenated AND all cooked oils (except coconut) to make the food last longer on the store shelves which = more money for them, and clogged arteries for us!!

NOT to mention fast food and chain restaurants dotting the land, with one on every corner and freeway exit with chains spreading throughout the world and advertising/brainwashing on billboards, television, movie theaters, magazines, newspapers, radio and Internet??!! "Milk. It does the body good!"

Let's not forget the chemicals in lotions, soaps, hair products, aluminum in
antiperspirants, and fluoride and saccharine in toothpastes and chlorine and other chemicals in our water and pools!!

Does "conspiring men in the last days" come immediately to your mind??

Look, Satan cannot have a body. He wants to destroy ours. He wants us to be as miserable as he is. Right? Well, not all of us are addicted to or going to be addicted to the BIG killers i.e: drugs and alcohol. (Although, drugs are many things, and carbs turn to sugar which acts like alcohol in the body anyway.)
But, he can destroy us and corrupt us with our food. By destroying and corrupting it to our detriment. And spread FALSE information on what's healthy. No wonder there are so many diets and philosophies and untruths out there. Just like the truth of the Gospel right? People are so confused and don't know what's healthy anymore?

Very few of us are NOT addicted to some sort of food. Right? Some diet drink, sugar, eating out at some place, cravings we MUST fill! Eating WAY more than is necessary. Eating to numb out emotions. Junk food at every church gathering, activity, party, Holiday and family setting. Giving candy to kids every Sunday at church and in school or as parents AS A REWARD!!!! All of the candy that is commercially attached to every holiday! All for profit! And we give into it!!!
Thus perpetuating the problems!! We are sooo addicted to sugar it's not even funny! FYI, you can still enjoy desserts and treats and amazing meals that are healthy ya know? I'm not saying we can't have fun and yummy food to eat and that it has to be boring, at all! Isn't that great!!?

The truth is, we are destroying ourselves. Take a look around us! This is no longer a secret. Look at what we look like. Look at what we are dying of. Look at how sick everyone is. It's normal now to have something! Look at how depressed everyone feels!

Satan is overjoyed at our food addictions, suffering, diseases, and premature deaths! We need to take a serious look at how food IS one of the "choose the right" choices in life that affect us spiritually. I think we really over look it. Although, Robert D. Hales did talk about it in his April 2009 Conference talk: "I speak specifically of choices that have led to excessive debt and addictions to food, drugs, pornography, and other patterns of thought and action that diminish one’s sense of self-worth. How then do we avoid and overcome the patterns of debt and addiction to temporal, worldly things?"

There is also a metaphor with eating and sinning. Junk food and heavily cooked and processed foods taste really good! In your mouth! But then, it hits your stomach and feels heavy or greasy or gives you heart burn or gas or constipation or gives us a headache or makes us lethargic,or hyperactive, or just plain makes us fat NOT to mention causes disease! Dang it! It's just like many other sins. It's fun or exciting or we get away with it and enjoy the rush of it.....for a little while. But then, we are miserable and suffer the consequences!

Oh, but when you eat something that is truly healthy, like delicious juicy peach, or watermelon, or salad and your body is sooo happy inside and it does something to you. Something mentally and spiritually. It SATISFIES in a way that no candy bar can!

You just KNOW that the food you just ate was really GOOD for you AND it was "delicious to you". Just like going to church or the Temple, paying tithing, doing your visiting teaching, and keeping God's commandments do.
You feel JOY and a deep satisfaction that you are doing what is right!

How does Repentance fit in here? Well, we can sin a lot. And actually we do. Everyday maybe. Perhaps not GREAT sins but maybe some of the small ones and the sins of omission. (Like how everyone knows that they should eat the MINIMUM of 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables... uh, huh?)
BUT, thanks to our Savior Jesus Christ, we can repent! He can forgive us. How wonderful! We can make amends, ask for forgiveness, and choose the right from here on out. Then we can be cleansed Spiritually and become new again and be happy!

The Lord designed our bodies to take A LOT of abuse!! And He also designed our bodies to heal. If we make "amends" and "choose the right" when it comes to foods we allow to enter our "temples". Our bodies will heal and "clean" and detoxify from our physical dietary sins and lifestyle choices i.e: lack of exercise, overeating, etc. etc. OUR BODIES WILL FORGIVE US, become new again and feel good, and we can be happy!

Okay, so what IS God's way??

For me, knowing what God's original diet for man was in Genesis 1:29 is what I base my diet choices on, and also the Word of Wisdom in D&C 89 (modern revelation), which was written for the WEAKEST of the Saints. The WEAKEST! I am not one of those. I want to receive "health in the navel and marrow in my bones, find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures. Run and not be weary, walk and not faint." I want to do what is pleasing unto the Lord. :)

Here are some other scriptures references:

Genesis 1:29: "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for a meat." (The word Meat in the scriptures means food.)

Genesis 3:18, "thou shalt eat the herb of the field."

Psalms 104:14, "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth."

Proverbs 15:17, "Better is a dinner of herbs where a love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith." ; )

Hebrews 6:7, "For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God."

Daniel 1:8-17,

Romans 14:21, "It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak."

Alma 46:40, "And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year were very frequent in the land—but not so much so with fevers, because of the excellent qualities of the many plants and roots which God had prepared to remove the cause of diseases, to which men were subject by the nature of the climate."

D&C:42:43 , "And whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness, with herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy."

D&C 89:10-11 "And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man— Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.

D&C 89:16 "All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground"

As far as flesh is concerned,

D&C 89:13 "And it is PLEASING unto me that they should NOT be used, ONLY in times of winter, or of cold, or famine."

And He repeats,

D&C 89:15 "And these (animals) hath God made for the use of man ONLY in times of famine and excess of hunger. "

D&C 89:21 " And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them."

D&C 59: 17-19 "Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;
Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart. Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."

I know I have really gone on about this! But this is my testimony!
I KNOW that eating what is REALLY and TRULY healthy, living the Gospel, being close to the Lord, exercising, getting fresh air, water and sunshine, getting plenty of sleep, taking care of emotional problems, if necessary, through Priesthood blessings, counseling, therapy and prayer, and loving and serving our family and friends and communities all the while not running more than is needful and avoiding stress! We'll be healthy!

We have to be in balance. That's why just going to church isn't enough, or just exercising, or just eating healthy alone, or just success in work. You have to have balance in ALL aspects of your life. I can attest to the fact that when one of those areas are out of wack it can affect all other areas! So, that's why I've had to detoxify my life! That is my I am doing this juice feast. That is why I had to stop everything else and heal my body. Without health you have nothing!

Fun health quotes:

The greatest wealth is health. ~VirgilPower, 1860--

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Health Organization, 1948

If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred

The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. ~Quentin Regestein

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. ~Elbert Hubbard

The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen. ~John Redman Coxe, 1800

In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else. ~Alison Rose Levy, "An Ancient Cure for Modern Life," Yoga Journal, Jan/Feb 2002

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey. ~Marcel Proust

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. ~V.L. Allineare

Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws. ~Charles Simmons

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. ~Josh Billings

Adam and Eve ate the first vitamins, including the package. ~E.R. Squibb

A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison. ~Francis Bacon

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. ~Meryl Streep

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy. ~Author Unknown

If you don't take care of yourself, the undertaker will overtake that responsibility for you. ~Carrie Latet

The part can never be well unless the whole is well. ~Plato

If your body's not right, the rest of your day will go all wrong. Take care of yourself. ~V.L. Allineare

Without health, there is no point. To anything. ~Everett Mámor

Happiness lies, first of all, in health. ~George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health. ~A.J. Reb Materi, Our Family

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx

Let FOOD be thy medicine and medicine be thy FOOD. ~Hippocrates

I love those!

I'll get off my "soapbox" now! But, before I do, LOL! I want you to know that I have fallen prey to all of Satan's attacks. I have NOT always lived the way I know I should have. Part of it knowingly, part of it by conditioning, part of it by brainwashing and living in this society. It's part of the Lord's plan I guess. We are supposed to struggle and have trials and temptations and LEARN to overcome and hopefully grow and become strong because of them. Life is full of choices. We can choose our choices but not the consequences.

That brings me back to why I am doing this. I am, in a sense, atoning for my sins. Fortunately I have faith that my body will forgive me and I WILL BE well again because of the knowledge and example of countless others who have "been there".

But this time, I want to be really healthy. I know that not everything is in our control. But, just like if I can make myself as spiritually strong as possible by going to church, praying, and reading my scriptues so as to resist the evils of the world, I can do my BEST to make myself physically strong by eating right, exercise, rest etc., to avoid the plagues and diseases of this world.

If my will is in line with the Lord's will, then I will get the desires of my heart.
Health, helping others be healthy. Lots and lots of time to enjoy my husband and children and grandchildren, performing, touching others through song, bringing them closer to the Lord, teaching aerobics and yoga till I'm 120, and anything and everything else the Lord wants me to do!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 4 - Juice Feast

March 6, 2010

Weight: 147.0

Today's Juices:

Upon awaking I had Distilled Water with the juice of 1 lemon.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. Apple, carrot, spinach, sunflower sprouts, celery, cilantro, dandelion, collard, chard.

Lunch: Coconut water from 3 coconuts. About 3 c.

Dinner: 3 c. Cucumber, carrots, sunflower sprouts, spinach, dandelion, collard, chard, cilantro, beet with leaves, celery.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Symptoms: Lightheaded, slight headache, a little bit of gas, irritability, loss of mental clarity and focus and memory. I don't want to talk really. Right kidney hurt for a little bit today. I haven't had any bowel movements since the fast, other than during the colonic.

Blogging is hard for me because my mind doesn't want to think very much. I'm having a hard time focusing and remembering. Guess all the blood is busy healing other stuff right now....

I woke up feeling okay. Better than yesterday. I remember thinking. Why is my tongue so clean? Shouldn't it be coated more? I'm basically really light headed. I showered and washed my hair, skin brushed, got dressed and cleaned the bathroom. But then, I HAD to lie down. I'm getting really bored of laying down. It's lonely...

I wish I were at a clinic feasting with a whole bunch of people to commiserate with and classes to take, and sunshine. Sunshine and warmth would be wonderful to fast in. Basking in the sun, laying by a pool or better yet, an ocean! If my symptoms weren't serious. I wouldn't make it! NOT that I'm tempted by food at all. I just am tired of my symptoms and want to get better soooooooo bad that it's worth it.

If you ever consider doing a feast, DON'T DO IT ALONE.

I'm not sure I'm up to going to church tomorrow. I really want to go. But not if I feel like I do today. I'm hoping to get to a point during this fast where I'm not so weak.

I just wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am to my husband! (I love you Honey!)
I am so grateful for him and all he is doing to take care of all of HIS responsibilites PLUS mine and the kids and make my juices for me. I couldn't have asked for a better husband. He loves me so much and wants me to get better. I love him SO much and want to finally get better so that I can be healthy and live a full life with him and my children (they've been so wonderful too!)
and take good care of THEM. Not to mention pay it forward and help others. I know that I'm going through this to help others as well as myself. I am going to be a guinea pig and proof that healing with fasting and prayer and raw healing foods and colonics and herbs and faith and family and friends and love works!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 3 - Juice Feast

March 5, 2010

Weight: 148.4

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. Wheatgrass

Breakfast: 4 c. orange, apple, tomato, cilantro, onion, green pepper, lime, carrot, sunflower sprouts.

Lunch: 3 c. grapefruit

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: 2 c. dandelion, red chard, collard, spinach, carrot, celery, cilantro, scallion

I also have been drinking plenty of Distilled Water in between meals.

Symptoms: bad headache, weak, gurgling tummy, forgetfulness ( I forgot to pick up my son from school!), I'm having a hard time writing this blog, at about 4 p.m. my left kidney started hurting and it lasted about an hour. Wierd huh? Cuz last night it was my right kidney? Tongue not really coated at all. Oh yeah, strong B.O, which is unusual for me since going raw!

I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the bathroom and couldn't go back to sleep. Immediately I was aware of some chest pain, headache, and overall weak feeling. I laid in bed and fell in and out of sleep. I also noticed "gurgling" in my abdomen which has lasted throughout the day with no bowl movement or gas.

When my DH came to get me for scriptures, I was NOT up to it and stayed in bed. So, I guess it's true what they say. Day 3 is when you really begin to feel the detox symptoms.

My DH made me my breakfast and I had asked him to surprise me. It was defintely a surprise! Not my favorite. It's funny. He didn't tell me what he put in it. But, I guess my taste buds are impeccable because when he called me later on I asked him if he had put in some of the salsa I had made in the fall from veggies from our garden that I had frozen. And he had! I could taste a "freezer burn" kind of taste. I drank all 4 c. but it was not fabulous.

I've been doing so much reading and learning about juice feasting and detoxing etc. I have most enjoyed hearing so many peoples testimonies about their healing through fasting. I am filled with hope even though, today, I have pretty much felt like crap, all the while grateful that my body is doing what it was divinely created to do. Heal. And I WILL finally heal. Watch me!

I'm not craving food. Even though, as I write this, the house is filled with the delicious aroma of our vegan homemade pizza, although, when my DH walked into our room eating some, I asked him to come back after he was finished. ;)

I don't have a "cut off" date for this fast. I'm just going to listen to my body and follow the Spirit!

Please keep me in your prayers!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 2 Juice Fast/FEAST!

March 4th, 2010

Weight: 150.2 (still?)

Today's Juice's:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 4 c. Carrot, Celery, Dark Kale, Apple, Sunflower Sprouts

Lunch: 3 c. coconut water from 3 young Thai coconuts.

Dinner: 2 c. tomato, cabbage, carrot, cilantro, celery, red pepper.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Symptoms: The abcess on my gum is GONE! Around 10 a.m. my tongue was coated with icky yellowish greenish crud. YUCK!! Scraped that nasty stuff right off! Slight headache, a little light headed. And after drinking dinner I started getting a right kidney pain.

I woke up, after an amazing nights sleep,
today feeling FABULOUS! We have family scripture study at 6:30 a.m. and usually I'm kinda draggin and half asleep. Well, NOT TODAY! Energy galore.

And now for the REAL story! I had my first Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment! WooHoo!

I went to see a true angel, cuz that's what she is, Marilyn Farr in Springville :801-489-8363
(if you go to her tell her I refered you cuz for every 5 people you refer to her you get 1 free!)
She charges $50 if you pay in cash, or $60 check. Not unreasonable, considering........

I couldn't stop staring at how amazing she looked! She glowed. Her skin was luminescent. She was just angelic and beautiful with a dispostition and personality to match!
Her little home is IMMACULATE! I was blown away. Not a SPEC of dust! I guess dealing with poop all day makes you a little "anal"!!! LOL! (I just HAD to say that!) :) :) :)

She took me into the pristine little typical standard sized full bathroom that she had all set up with a pad on top of the tub covered with a towel and pillow. (Did I mention how CLEAN everything was??)

There was a water filter thing up in the right hand corner of the room with a couple of tubes, a PVC type looking tube thing with another couple of tubes going into the toilet.

She had me undress from the waist down and lay on my left side covered with a towel.
She handed me the 10 inch or so "speculum" and proceeded to instruct me on how to "insert"
it MYSELF??? WTHay? I thought SHE was supposed to do it?! Well, I was actually relieved in away. She never saw me naked or touched anypart of me. It was very unintrusive and modest. Much less intrusive than a papsmear.

I was soooo nervous. Just for the record....I have NEVER stuck anything up my bootehy before thank you very much! Nor was I excited to! Anyway, it was a little "oweey" but then it just went right in! ;) (What am I talking about?! I should probably leave that part out right?)

Then she let the water in. I didn't feel anything until I suddenly felt like you-know-what...."I gotta go!" and that's when she let it out and I watched the stuff pass in the plastic tube. Okay, so there wasn't anything the first time (she probably did it like 10 times in all.)
Then the next time there were....well just watch it on!

All of the crap was coming out, LOL, when all of a sudden she shouts,
"A WORM! Did you see that?!"

EXCUSE ME???????!!!!! Did you say A WORM???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HAD A WORM COME OUT OF ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????

That's when I got serious and really lightheaded and sick to my stomach I almost crapped my pants, oh wait a minute...LOL! No seriously, I started massaging REALLY good now.
(Am I emphasizing enough the extreme necessity I felt to get those things out!?)Hello??!!

There wasn't another one. Trust me, I had already planned my next visit right then and there! I'm getting rid of those things!

Then she told me that EVERYBODY has them and that I could take some herbs to help kill them. Uh, sign me up! That was life changing for me! Another pro in getting healthy. Take a look at this:

On the positive side she told me she could tell that I was a raw foodist (not really very much turds). She could tell that my body was in detox mode by the amount of toxins and the color or the liquids etc. She said I did really well for my first colonic and that my body is responding to my fasting, or feasting ( the new way to call it).

After the last "irrigation" she warned me that I would have to wait a minute while she put away the hoses so that I could use the toilet. Well? Why would I need to use the toilet if she just flushed it out right? Hahaha, WELL! As soon as that thing came out the "urge" was on! I was like,"Uhmm, I REALLY gotta go!" And I made it and out came more!

Yay! Aren't you soooooo glad you just read that? Well, not as glad as I am to be blogging about it! TMI! TMI! TMI!!!!

I have another appointment set for next thursday!

Well, overall I feel good. I have energy. I feel positive and motivated to continue. (And this from a food addict!) I'm really excited to "bring it on!" Let the healing begin!

Oh, here's another great website about what to expect during a juice fast:

Day 1 of my very first JUICE FAST!

March 3, 2010

My story. In a nutshell. I got sick on July 20, 2008. I went to several doctors with no real answers and not much hope of finding one. After giving up and giving it to God. He led me. He led me right to RAW FOODS. I went "cold turkey" October 15, 2008. I bought all the books, equiptment, and took classes. My health improved remarkably, yet I still had some symptoms. I was so happy and strong and commited and thought I would NEVER go back.....

Because of tremendous emotional stress (I won't go into THAT) I caved. I started adding a few "cooked" items into my diet, i.e.; baked chips, popcorn, Ezekiel bread. But my diet was still considerably raw. Then MORE stress arrived in November 2009 and I started "cheating" even more, i.e.; bready bread, the cooked vegan meals I made for my family, butter, chinese food. I was really out of control. "Using" food like a drug. To numb the pain. (I won't go into THAT either!) I tried several times to get back "on the wagon" and couldn't. I got really depressed that I was feeling terribly physically and emotionally and couldn't find that "happy, strong, commited girl" and almost got into the car and ran away to a raw healing center to get help. I started therapy (for the DRAMA) and opened up to my hubby and got him really "on board" for support.

So, yesterday was Day 1 of going on a juice fast to really help my body detox and heal the health issues that have plagued me now for 18 months.
Feeling really hopeful that I can do this because of having so much support; God, hubby, therapist, my children and a few friends. I dove right in (happy, strong, commited girl!)
I decided to start a blog and keep track of how I feel and the progress I am making. I hope this might help you too!

Starting Date: March 3, 2010

Starting weight: 150.2 (I had gotten down to 130 when I was 100% raw and have gotten to this weight since July 2009)

Health symptoms:abcessed tooth,white patches on labia, headaches, chest pain, dizzyness, depression, stomach pains, numbness and arrythmia.


Breakfast: 4 c. carrot, apple, celery juice

Lunch: 2 c. grapefruit juice

Dinner: 2 c. Dark Kale, celery, orange, lemon juice

4 oz. wheatgrass

I took the kids to school. Worked on my music (I am making a CD.) Showered. Picked up daughter from school. Went to Good Earth to stock up on veggies. Costco for more fruit and veggies. Felt good. A little light headed. Went to a 2 hour counseling session. THAT felt great letting go of all that mental toxicity! Parent teacher conferences. Home. Headache/pressure started and some chest pain. My sweet husband got dinner for the kids and made me a juice.
Made an appointment for my first colon hydrotherapy tomorrow......I stopped by my dear friend Cheryl's purse party for 30 minutes then went home to bed/laptop!
Sipped on water.

It's wierd. I feel a bit weak. Lightheaded. Head hurts. BUT I have all this energy vibrating throughout my body! I could hardly fall asleep!

I made it through Day 1! I KNEW I could!!