Today is day 6 of my juice fast/feast.
Here are a few details and a poem to help along someone else, if need be.
I'm cooling the coffee for my coffee enema after doing a liver flush last night. I am going in for a colonic this morning as well.
I lost 5 lbs the first day of my juice feast and a pound each day thereafter. I had put on over ten pounds after stopping caffeine and work-out stimulant tablets and energy drinks.
Withdrawal from these stimulants is real. It is common to feel "depressed" lethargic, "lazy" even overwhelmed, miserable and hopeless! :-) weeeeeeeh!
Yes, hang on it's quite a ride.
Thanks to some help from friends around these here parts, I have hung in there and I must say I feel hopeful today. I am getting some energy back. Yesterday I walked for 50 minutes outdoors. A few days before that I went to an hour class at 24 Hour Fitness in San Marcos, California, and they use weights and did a lot of lunges, squats and so forth. It was awesome!
With my petite frame, although I'm fairly tall (but discovered I'm barely much over 5'6" when in high school I was just under 5'8") a few extra pounds gathered at the hips is really unhealthy. The challenge for me, is to be a vibrant and healthy trim, not too skinny.
As my son Alex has said, this must be done through working out and using weight lifting techniques, particularly for me in my problem areas such as thighs. Otherwise, to diet my way down I become gaunt. Not okay!
Wow, I've really rambled here. Enough about me.
You probably want the coffee enema recipe, right?
I got it from Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford but I've been using coffee enema for many years. I heard that Marilyn Monroe also used them as a beauty secret, weekly, for healthier looking skin and sparkling eyes. They are a great liver cleanse and help cleanse the blood. I use them to dilate the gall bladder duct to let through sludge and stones and gravel.
Most people have a lot of gravel in their gallbladders but might not exhibit any pain or symptoms. In my case, I've had symptoms but nothing really showed on a sonogram. When I do my flushes a lot comes out. Some of it, yes, could just be globs from the olive oil, but I've seen my share of the more dense and hard stone-like substances and feel much better afterward: read, free of that dull ache in the right upper quadrant also known as RUQ.
Take 3 Tablespoons of regular ground coffee and add to one quart boiling water. Simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature. Lie on right side and take enema, retaining the coffee for at least 15 minutes. Best done just after at least a small water enema to clear the bowels and make it easier to retain the coffee.
Last night I did a gallbladder flush protocol.
It is one I've sort of developed over the years. I just do apple juice for a few days prior to soften the stones. Apple juice has malic acid which has the softening effect. It also happens to soften and loosen any hardened fecal matter which may be lurking or stuck along the intestinal and colon walls. This apple juice feast, then, prepares one for the professional colonic hydrotherapy session as well as the at-home gallbladder flush.
No food the day of the flush.
That night prepare half olive oil and half lemon juice in a glass. Approx 1/2 to 3/4 cup of each. Have yourself all prepared and ready for bed. In my case, I had my hot water bottls and castor oil pack on my abdomen and had taken an enema beforehand.
Hot Castor Oil Pack
Pour or rub castor oil on the abdomen particularly on the right side. Place a piece of wool cloth on the abdomen and wrap waist with saran wrap tightly enough to keep wool in place. Lie down with hot water bottle on right abdomen. Wrap in a towel to keep sheets from getting oil or to keep bottle in place more. Lie on right side.
Drink your olive oil lemon mixture down.
Place a pillow under your hip so it's slightly elevated. Turn out the light and lie very still on your right side with knees pulled up to chest as much as possible. Go to sleep and try not to move the whole night. Think about your liver and it's healing along with the gallbladder.
You may hear a clink clink clink sound in your stomach. That is, my understanding, small stones being ejected out of the gallbladder!
Next morning do the water enema followed by the coffee enema. If possible get a colonic as well.
This is not medical advice. Remember to consult a health professional who is familiar with detoxification and internal hygiene. These are just things I share neighbor to neighbor which have worked for me.
I also suggest reading up on it yourself besides my blog recipes.
I didn't use the epsom salts this time so I will have to report how the colonic actually goes. The epsom salts have never been necessary before over the years but recently I've tried them since they open the ducts so well and are recommended by the Moritz guy who wrote the tome on Amazing Liver Gallbladder Flush stuff.
Best wishes and here is the poem. Remember we are all bridges for other raw foodists or whole foodists or anyone just trying to use nature's wisdom and heal themselves!
THE BRIDGE BUILDER
An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way;
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide --
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head:
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pit-fall be,
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."
Will Allen Dromgoole