Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It is hard, but worth it, what in life that takes work is easy? The first day is the hardest and I think that I am going to do it for 3 days, instead of 10, since I have not done it for a long time. I usually have celery and apples to take the edge off. Woops! I am kinda a cheater, but it still works, so yeah!
LEMON DRINK for your Master Cleanse
2 tablespoons FRESH squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
2 tablespoons genuine organic maple syrup, Grade B (the darker the better)*
1/10 teaspoon (a small pinch!) cayenne pepper, gradually increase (the more BTUs the better)
300 - 500 ccm (10-14 oz) pure water
The Master Cleanse claims to be a way to cleanse the body of toxins and remove the cravings associated with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and eating junk food. "Coffee, tea, and various cola drinks, as habit-forming beverages, also lose their appeal through the marvels of the lemonade diet." The cleanse involves drinking only lemonade made from fresh lemon or lime juice, Grade B maple syrup, water and Cayenne pepper. No solid food is eaten for the entire cleanse. The master cleanse is technically not a "fast" and proponents say it is more gentle on the body because it does contain some essential vitamins and minerals. According to proponents it is recommended to be on the cleanse for a minimum of ten days, but some people stay on the cleanse for longer periods of time, even as long as 45 days.
Since there is no intake of solid food, special precautions are taken to avoid constipation. Senna tea is taken every night, and in the morning warm saline is required. This passes through the digestive system extremely quickly, usually causing defecation in 30-60 minutes. It is essential to go off of the cleanse slowly. The lack of solid foods for such long periods requires careful breaking, as gut flora need to re-develop and mucus linings re-build. This usually involves drinking "full strength" juices for a day or two, while slowly adding in soups, then fruit, vegetables and nuts before resuming a regular diet. Some individuals have returned to their healthy diet the following day after stopping the program without any problems, but this is rare and not recommended, especially for first timers.
Stanley Burroughs and other authors say that The Master Cleanse will eliminate toxins (pesticides, hormones, prescription drugs, chemical fertilizers, heavy metals) and congestion that have built up in the body. For people in perfect health, the body is designed to eliminate normal everyday toxins from itself through the lungs, kidneys, liver, and other eliminator organs. As with other detox diets, there is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence of any positive effect. Supporters of the Master Cleanse have credited it with helping them lose weight, increase energy, and even alleviate some chronic diseases and increase sexual stamina, but there is no empirical peer-reviewed evidence that it achieves anything other than weight loss. Some people who sell the products for the diet are also doctors, and say that they've seen positive health effects such as the disappearance of acne, clearer vision, increased energy, the disappearance of dark circles around eyes.
I have all these deep thoughts that run through my head, but never put them down in writing, and since I never really Blog, I only post pictures, articles or quotes, I want to try to make time to do this.
I always appreciate reading other people's blogs that have taken time to write or share personal, spiritual experience's. I know that I don't always have a huge spiritual experience every single day, but I have little things that happen that help me learn or grow.
It seems that I have been so busy working and involved in life that I haven't really done anything that I actually like or want to do for so long, so I am trying to make more time for things in my life that bring me happiness and joy.
I was at the gym the other day and I was watching people walk in and was studying there faces as they walked in the gym. One guy that I was watching walked into the gym with a look on his face of anxiety. He looked like he was so not happy to be at the gym and just fulfilling a duty. I can definitely relate to that feeling, I have not wanted to workout on many occasion, but have done it anyway, since I knew that for me it is one of those things that I have to do, almost like food or water. I just feel better when I work out. But it still made me think about how often do we spend our time in life doing things that truly bring us joy? How often do we spend our time doing things that we really don't want to do, but do because we feel pressure from society to be a certain way, or do a certain activity?
I know that there are definitely certain things that I do, where I find true bliss and joy. I love the outdoors, anytime I can be outside either running, hiking, on the water, in the sun, I am truly happy. Spending time with a loved one that lifts me up or has the kind of energy that I hope that I have is always worth my time. I love my dog, animals in general. I love to come home and sing to my dog and hang out with her. She follows me around the house until I hold her, she really loves me and appreciates having me around. I love to bake, cook, anything that has to do with food, eating it or preparing it, serving my creations to others. I love to make people beautiful, whether it be hair, makeup, toenails, fingernails. I love to touch and be affectionate. I believe touch can be so healing if it comes from the right person. I know how good it feels to have my muscles massaged, I love to help put someone else at ease by touch or massage. Learning new things about our Universe and God's creations. Educating myself on all different levels.
I think that our society we are so busy and stressed out that our minds are so preoccupied with things that don't really matter, or that waste our energy. Whether it be an insecurity that we have about assuming how another feels about us, or a negative feeling that we have about another person. Not being able to forgive or let go of certain negative emotions. Life is just too short to not enjoy every second of it. I watched the Bucket List the other night and it was really inspiring. I want to write a bucket list for myself and work on making those things come to pass :)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Redheads 'have more sex than blondes or brunettes'
Blondes may have more fun but redheads have more sex, according to new research in Germany.
The study by Hamburg Sex Researcher Professor Dr Werner Habermehl looked at the sex lives of hundreds of German women and compared them with their hair colour.
He said: "The sex lives of women with red hair were clearly more active than those with other hair colour, with more partners and having sex more often than the average. The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation."
He added that women who dyed their hair red from another colour were signalling they were looking for a partner, and added: "Even women in a fixed relationship are letting their partners know they are unhappy if they dye their hair red. They are saying that they are looking for something better."
Psychologist Christine Baumanns said however that it may not be the women who were to blame for the better sex lives of redheads.
She said: "Red stands for passion and when a man sees a redhead he will think he is dealing with a woman who won't mess around, and gets straight to the point when it comes to sex."
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
5 principles that are vital to the happiness of our families:
1. Speak softly (we seldom get into trouble if we speak softly)
2. Council with the Lord. Seek His help and advice. Take our problems to the Lord. (There are over 700 scriptures, where the Lord asks us to come to Him in our needs.
3. Don't embarrass the members of your family (knowingly)
4. Don't criticize members of your family. Learn to still a critical tongue. (Look for and a
acknowledge the good).
5. Don't be controlling. Heavenly Father is not a controlling Father. All must have agency.
Monday, January 5, 2009
- 212 movie
- Ashley Ram
- cutest blogs on the block
- fruit basket review
- Fudge and Candy
- hotel park city
- man on a wire
- michelle's wedding photos
- simple truths
- Tiffany Mar Photography
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