I've also had some physical distress - I had a migraine (true migraine - sensitive to light - could be due to dehydration) over the past three days - thank goodness for strong meds! I had also felt some flu-like symptoms. Chills, nausea, achy. But for some reason I knew it wasn't the flu. I'm hoping this is the point that they call the Healing Crisis
- The healing crisis is the result of every body-system, in concert, working to eliminate waste products through all elimination channels and set the stage for regeneration. The end result: old tissues are replaced with new. When any treatment or cleansing program causes a large scale die-off of bacteria, a significant amount of endotoxins (toxins within the bacteria itself) are released into the body. The more bacteria present, and the stronger their endotoxins, the stronger the cleansing reaction. When any treatment or detox causes the organs of the body (particularly the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues) to release their stored poisons and toxins, a cleansing reaction may occur. Any program, such as fasting, which causes a rapid breakdown of fat cells (which are a storehouse for toxins), can cause a healing crisis as toxins previously lodged in the fat cells are released into the blood stream.
If in fact I have hit this point, it means that my body has really worked through all of the stores of sugar, gluten, toxins, and all rest of the things I have eliminated, and are working them out of the body. It means my body is truly getting healthier, and replacing the poisoned cells with new healthy ones.
Strangely enough, my willpower is still going strong. I know some of you are considering this plan and you don't think you could do it. YOU CAN! I considered not reporting the bad stuff from above, but it is part of the necessary healing process. The worst was only 3 days. Today is day 4 and while I'm not feeling awesome, I am going in the right direction.
To end this blog, I will share a collage of foods I have been eating - YUM! - While I might have to work a little bit harder for my meals and be prepared, nobody can say that Im not eating well!
Peace. Love. Serene!
Eggs and veggies, cherries!
Eggs and veggies, farmers market sausage
Panara fuji apple salad (no dairy in the dressing - I checked! But probably a wee bit of sugar)
Tuna salad (olive oil Vitamix mayo) in lettuce wrap with shredded carrots and cucumber
Chicken stir fry (no rice) - no sauce
Grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, cherries
Zucchini noodles with marinara and fresh basil
Shrimp scampi with clarified butter (only dairy allowed)
Marinated grilled pork tenderloin, grilled apples, grilled onions, green beans, fresh pineapple
And my NEW FAVORITE: Frozen bananas in vitamix w/ coconut milk, salt, & cinnamon