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.
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)