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Monday, February 13, 2017

Continuting the Fast - Juicing & Going RAW

My weekends are pretty interesting. I make a new batch of Kombucha. Get the kids busy with cleaning the house. I went grocery shopping last weekend and decided that I want to go majority RAW for at least the next month and juice as much as possible.

When I went to the grocery store this time I ONLY bought fresh fruits and veggies. I love that my bill was much lower than it would have been had I bought other foods. I got a TON of food!

I took a ton of Diatomaetious Earth and activated charcoal one night last week and was super dehydrated and detoxing due to the fact that I did not drink enough water. However, my efforts are yielding tons of results! I am definitely seeing things and changes in my body. I am detoxing and feeling weird flushing through my body which I hope is probably some toxin being release upon their death.

My juice last Tuesday consisted of carrot, celery, ginger, granny smith apple, garlic, and onion.... Yes you read that right. Garlic and onion.

Why you ask? Because garlic & onion kills and makes a unfavorable environment for parasites and candida. It definitely packs a punch but the Granny Smith apples definitely masks it very well!! Much better than I thought they would. This is what my juices have been looking like lately.

I am seeing a huge improvement since I started back on fast. Over January, I was eating all while doing the cleanse. Fasting has made things move through and die out much, much faster.

I woke up the past few mornings feeling very clear and my stomach has gone down a lot more!! The bloating and extra "weight" that I thought I had weren't even part of me!! I can now physically see that my descending and transverse colon are much more cleared out in comparison to my ascending thanks to cleansing and enemas. My goal now is to clear out this last part of my colon as well as my small intestine as much as possible over the next few months.

This is quite disgusting and I will continue to sugar coat it(Unless someone wants to know more) but it is just something that I simply cant ignore. I never thought I would have such a large infestation and honestly I have eaten pretty clean for years. If I am dealing with this weighing 130 -1450lbs I can only imagine what other people who eat horribly have going on in their bodies,

I weighted myself and before I started juicing a few days ago, I was at 146ish lbs. Today (2/8/2017) I am at 135lbs!! 10lbs of parasites??? *throws up in the corner* Literally none of the weight I have dropped is fat or muscle.... There are still more and I am working hard to get as many out as I possibly can!

I found that making my regular juice to drink throughout the day and make sort of a shooter of Granny Smith Apple, Onion, Garlic definitely helps me. I am now looking for ways to not reek of garlic!!

I will be juicing for the rest of the month and eating lightly and Raw as much as possible. I will go back to juicing again with one day of the master cleanse during the new moon and full moons for the next few months.

Juicing and cleansing has been a part of my life for the last 13+ years! I highly recommend it to an and everyone who may be having any health or digestive issues! In my opinion juicing at least everyone should try in their lifetime.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Smoothie / Juice Fast - Day 3

So today is day 3ish of my smoothie/juice fast. So far I have done one day smoothie, one day juice, alternating. I think I will keep that going as it seems to be a pretty good balance between the 2.

Funny enough I am already detoxing!! I am in the beginning stages and mostly all the solids have been flushed out of my system.

My smoothie for today consists of the following:

Flax Seeds
Chia Seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Maple Syrup
Diatomaceous Earth

No measuring! I just eyeball it and add more or less to taste. I like a lot of flax seeds in my smoothies so I probably added at least 1/4c. I probably added the same amount of pumpkin seeds as they sort of paralyze the parasites... Based on what I have read.

I blended it all till it was super smooth in my Vitamix. You cant even feel any bit of the seeds. I can taste a little of the DE since I put a TON of it in the smoothie. I also put in a lot of the Maple Syrup to make it really sweet.

I had been craving savory and not so sweet things lately. Not today! & it occured to me that I most likely am craving sweet today because the parasites are not being fed!! Definitely going back to savory and more bitter after today!!

The pumpkin seeds coupled with the DE and the wormwood, Black Walnut, clove in my fasted state I am hoping will clear them out much better than when I am eating.

I filled up a 32oz mason jar and will drink this throughout the day along with water and another 32oz of Kombucha!

I absolutely LOVE Kombucha. I am fermenting my third batch of Kombucha now and my first batch of water kefir and they both should be ready this weekend. After that I will be able to make a new batch of the kefir every day. I currently make 2-3 gallons of kombucha every week.

My kids originally said that they wouldn't drink the Kombucha... Now they love it!

The smoothie provides the DE which will kill any parasites and the Kombucha provides probiotics and other great properties to help repopulate the gut.

I was going to do a liver flush today but sadly there was a little mishap with my juicer this morning, so I pulled out the vitamix. I will be doing one tomorrow!

Apple juice all day and then oil & grapefruit tomorrow night.

I will only continue this for a few more days and will plan to do a 3-5 day cleanse every month from now on!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Master Cleanse & Smoothie / Juice Fasting - Parasites??

Before Christmas I went on a 10 day Master Cleanse. I enjoy fasting and doing this every now and then to clean and clear out my system. I am a believer that everyone can benefit from fasting and cleansing their bodies in some capacity.

So I did this master cleanse modified of course as I usually do. Now I had some digestive issues that I have been dealing with for the past few years that I have been trying to work out. Cleansing has done wonders for me so far! Now I know that I have some things that I need to get out of my system that are being super stubborn!!

I started out drinking the lemonade without the cayenne... Why I don't know, due to the fact that I love cayenne!! One day I went ahead and added cayenne and when it was time for me to go there was what looked like RICE!!!

I went ahead and googled and yes these indicated the I have... TAPEWORMS!

Cayenne pepper is great at revealing if you have them or not. & more people have them then you would think!

Now I figured I had some anyway since I had been feeling movement in my stomach every now and then and I haven't done a full parasite cleanse in years!

Eww you say?? Yea I know... If you eat meat that is not frozen before cooking, sushi, or any meat that has not been cooked all the way through(like they love to do at many restaurants..) you probably have parasites as well.

When I lived in NYC my diet changed completely. I started eating a ton more sushi than before and eating meats that at certain restaurants were pretty questionable. I didn't even think twice about it! Although I LOVE sushi and I would continue to eat it if I was still eating fish.

However, I am not and will not ever again(at this point). No meat of any kind for me.

I believe that I have had this issue for the past few years. I have been super greedy and never feel satisfied. I want to eat 5 mins after my meal is done and stuffing myself to the point where I feel sick and cant hold anymore... Only to let some of it clear out of my stomach and eat more after a few minutes.

I did start to gain quite a bit of weight even with having a high metabolism.

I have been able to curb these horrible eating habits by doing a lot of intermittent fasting. Only eating at lunch time, which I feel is better because I am active during the day. I feel like eating right before going to bed does not help the body in any way. I lost some of the weight by doing this and am now at my happy size.

In January I went ahead and started a parasite cleanse. I ordered the NOW black walnut wormwood complex. I took this multiple times a day, every day. Not too long after I started that I ordered Diatomaceous earth and took that 1-2 times a day. 

Immediately after starting DE I saw one.... I will not go into detail. It wasn't pretty.

At this point I have taken about a week off of the parasite cleanse after a month. Yesterday I decided I was ready to commit to a fast! I could probably benefit more from doing another Master Cleanse but right now I have the mindset for a juice and smoothie fast combined with my modified master cleanse.

I believe the parasites have caused a blockage and fasting along with the parasite cleanse will hopefully clear them all out this time around.

I will be juicing or making a smoothie every morning before work. Yesterday I did a smoothie with mango, peach, banana with some flax seeds. Today I did juice with carrot, celery, cucumber, sweet potato, an apple, and a little grapefruit juice.

I had some potatoes yesterday so didnt start off horribly, but I am not completely fasting just yet. I need to do some of the 3 things I usually do to flush out my system. One I will do tonight when I get home. I am not sure if I want to incorporate the tea as of yet. The SWF I will do over the weekend first thing in the mornings.

In my last cleanse, I tried to do the SWF and they pretty much did not work. Cant really say why... Maybe whatever is in there absorbed or blocked it.


Ok anyway!

I will be incorporating my parasite cleanse into this fast. I will also be drinking my Kombucha and Kefir for probiotics to repopulate my gut with good bacteria.

Today officially marks day one! Hopefully I make it!!! I want to continue for at least 5 days and depending on how I feel and if I am not craving more food, I will go longer. My hope is this time with incorporating juice into the cleanse and not just the master cleanse lemonade I will not be as hungry and tempted to eat! Last time it wasnt hard per se... But I just couldnt wait to be able to eat!

Wish me luck!!

(If you want me to go into detail about anything, let me know. At this point I will keep certain ick things pretty vague. lol)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Perennial Fruits & Getting Ready for a New Season - Container Garden 2017

This year I am starting off fairly early! Much earlier than last year. Its almost February and already I have seedlings emerging! 

I want to make sure this year I start off right and am able to get continued harvests throughout the season.

However right now I want to talk about my perennials. Over the last year I developed a newfound love of perennial plants. Particularly berry bushes and citrus trees!

I bought and killed 2 strawberry plants & a lemon tree all from Home Depot. They weren't in the best shape initially when I bought them. I probably could have saved them, but the strawberries had a terrible aphid infestation and the tree was dried and shriveled and only had like 2 leaves on it.

After that and watching One Yard Revolution I found Stark Bro's. I obsessively poured over their website and started out with a Pineberry, which is a white strawberry, a Heritage Raspberry and an Issia Kiwi.

After that I decided to buy more...

I bought more trees from a website that I will not name due to the fact that I have not read anything good about them and I personally had a bad experience with them. The prices were bottom dollar so I thought what the hell...

I bought Lemon, Lime, Orange, & Tangerine trees, 2 Pomegranate bushes and a Cherry tree. I also bought 2 Hazelnut trees, and an Almond tree. All three of the nut trees arrived dead and some of the others died not too long after. I will be requesting replacements soon due to the fact that they do offer a 1 year warranty. That is probably the only good thing about this company. Although the process for getting replacements is horrible & nonsensical. We will see how that goes when I send in my request.

After that I went back to Stark and bought Concord Grape, Boysenberry, and Cranberry plants!! Definitely doing too much.. But I still want more!!

I then bought a Caper plant from a seller on eBay. This one plant in particular is proving to be pretty difficult... All the advise around on how to take care of it pretty much confuses the shit out of me since it goes against all I know. I have experience with Aloe Vera and other cactus, but this one baffles me!

Hopefully I will figure it out soon without killing it off completely.

I started some seeds in my seed tray. For some reason I have a bit of an aversion to using it. I prefer to start them in individual planters or larger cell seed trays.

I planted quite a few seeds in each cell so that I would get a few of each plant and be able to pick and choose the best plant start to keep. I do not want to grow more than a few of each of these.

As they grow from the seed tray I will remove the best ones and repot into a re-purposed water bottle. We drink a lot of Aquafina and I thought this would be a great way to up-cycle the bottles before recycling them. Each plant will get its own bottle to live in until it gets big enough to be put into one of the 7 gallon grow bags I bought,

Today, I will be planting all my tomatoes, peppers, melons, and things of the like. This way they will have the best start and I will be able to get fruit much sooner than I did last year!!

The melons in particular take much longer for the fruit to ripen. I did get seeds that grow smaller melons just so I would be able to enjoy growing them in my relatively short growing season in NY. I have never grown them before so this will be something new & exciting!!!

These all will go directly into the water bottles and will sit in the windows in my sun room until they are ready to go outside!

This year I do plan to keep a much better vlog on the things going on in my garden. I will have much more time to dedicate to it as well. Looking forward to my 2017 growing season!!

I'm excited!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Racism and the Political Atmosphere - Thinking Out Loud Thursday *31*

I wrote this a few months ago and never posted it... I think I should stop censoring my posts...

So I haven't posted a Thinking Out Loud in quite some time!! October, 2013 to be exact!!!

I thought I would revive this series and see if I could expand upon it in some way. We will see about that...

I wanted to talk about the political atmosphere in this presidential election. On one hand we have Hilary Clinton who I will be 100% voting for!! I wanted to make that clear first and foremost. I am absolutely a Bernie Sanders supporter and would love to have him as my president. I do hope he runs again in the future. However I have always supported Hilary and she definitely is next in line after Obama.

Clinton has from what I have seen quite a few "haters" as I would like to put it. There are so many people that are so far against Hilary Clinton that they would prefer to have a moron running the county into the ground, the same with his own businesses - emphasis on the plural.

I would much rather live in a county where we are building each other up everyday than tearing each other down with hate and fear mongering. This world where it is OK to hate each other based on nothing more than appearance or religion will be even more pronounced with that racist bigot in the white house.

We as a people must spend more time developing each other and attempting to make each other better in some way, instead of the opposite!

All this hate and drama that goes on is not good for our future and our children's future. My question is how can you hate someone who has never done anything to negatively affect you?? How can you make assumptions and discriminate against someone without any substance behind said assumptions??

How do you try to ban an entire race or religion with the concept that they are ALL bad!! There are bad people from all walks of life. Bad does not designate itself to where someone comes from, or the color of their skin!!

I was watching CNN a while back and there was an ignorant commentator who stated that black people get arrested more because they commit more crimes. That is complete and absolute bullshit that he and people who think like him are just to blind to open their eyes and see!!

I have witnessed first hand where someone of a lighter complexion would get away with a crime Scott free whereas someone of a darker complexion would get the book thrown at them. People have this preconceived subconscious notion that darker skin equates to criminal, bad, belongs in jail, ect...

Just look at all the media that surrounds all these shootings! A man walks into a church and guns down several people. He lives to stand trial. A child in a park with a BB gun, shot dead on sight!!

A man upset leaves dinner and murders an innocent couple and eats their face. The cops say he "was a good kid". Obviously not!!!

They paint these monsters as anything but that, and label these unarmed black men, women, and children who are gunned down as thugs, heathens, and criminals!! Attempting to justify their over use of force and prejudice!

When people assume that racism isn't a thing when they have never experienced it first hand its a problem. It is even bigger than people would like to believe. If you put someone in a box and assume the worst of them how can they show you that they are better?? Especially when you choose not to look and prefer to ignore.

I was watching a clip where a white man basically told a black man that his experiences of racial oppression were of his own making and that people of color need to stand on their own 2 feet. The black man completely shut his thought down stating that due to the fact of how this country was stolen from the Native Americans, how Africa, Australia, Asia stared with only people of color that white men are standing on the backs of all of those they have stolen from & who they feel are beneath them! Including white women!

To expand on my previous thoughts...

This rings true on so many levels for the tone of this election. It is sad that we are going through this again today and that people are coming out of their racist closet thinking it is ok to be this way.

Electing Donald Trump can possibly be the worst or the best thing that Dumb America could have done. Worst case scenario is he gets us into a war somewhere, revokes Roe v Wade, Gay Marriage, and Obamacare, as well as all the other things that this country needs. Best case he actually does not do any of the crazy shit that he ran on and actually acts like a good president. (Unlikely)

Either way I hope that this election has taught people that they just cant sit at home on election day or any other day that will define our country and lives in some way. You have to stand up for what you want and what you believe in.

If you don't other people will and their agenda will be pushed, while yours is pushed aside...

Get out there and vote on big and small elections.

Stand up for what you believe in!! As long as what you believe in is just.

Hatred and bigotry should not be what we show towards one another!

Respect and understanding will get us much farther than we ever could imagine. Would be nice, wouldn't it...

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