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Cleansing Breaths

on November 21, 2012

I’m not doing Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I could have shared a meal with friends, or invited people here and cooked a feast but, honestly, neither option appealed to me.  I’m thankful every day and I see my friends pretty much every day , so the holiday isn’t such a big deal to me this year.  I’m sure the fact that it was always a holiday with a license to gorge and I now have a non-gorging stomach probably has something to do with the mind shift.   All in all, I just know that I’m looking forward to not having any real plans.

Except for Zumba.  My friend, who is one of the instructors, asked last week if people were interested in a morning class.  Hey, if she’s willing to go and lead it, I’m willing to go.  After that, no plans other than to read, do schoolwork, watch parades and football, and so on.

I’m also going to detox and cleanse my body.  I was home one day in time to watch Dr. Oz and his show was all about the benefits of detoxing our bodies from time to time and cleansing our systems of impurities, toxins, etc.   He also said that it could help reset my body and metabolism.

For the longest time, I’ve felt sort of stuck.  I think my body hit a set point and my food plan hasn’t worked as effectively.   Without falling off the information highway into the ditch of TMI, my system’s sluggish.

Anyway, while watching the show I had the thought that a 3 Day Detox Cleanse would do me good.  I’m off work for the next four days, so I can blend up all of the ingredients required for the four drinks the program requires.  I like most of the ingredients, with the exception of raspberries and cucumbers and they all agree with me, except for the avocado.  I substituted strawberries for the raspberries and decided that I can bit the bullet on the cucumber and avocado.  Actually, I think the other ingredients will mask the taste.

For the rest of it, what’s not to like about things like almond butter, blueberries, coconut oil, green leafy stuff  and so on?  (Nineteen ingredients in all.)

Along with the drinks, the multivitamin, probiotic supplement, and omega 3 supplement, I’m to drink a morning cup of green tea.  At night, I’m supposed to take a Detox Ultra Bath with epsom salts and lavender oil.   Just thinking about it all makes me feel healthier.

I got some of the stuff at the health food store, and purchased the rest on Monday.  I decided that my individual smoothie blender wasn’t strong enough or big enough to handle the ingredients, so today I bought a new blender.

Oddly enough, I’m psyched to try out this detox cleanse thing.   I feel empowered.  To be honest, a devilish part of me also relishes the thought of sitting here sipping my uber-healthy drinks while many people are stuffed on turkey and side dishes, groaning on their couches.  That sounds a little mean, which wasn’t my intention.  I guess that after a lifetime of indulging in a Thanksgiving Day carb-feast to the point of exploding, I’m happy to do something different.

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3 responses to “Cleansing Breaths

  1. Robena Grant says:

    Thanks, Mary. I missed that show. Will scoot on over to the website and take a peek.

    Happy Detox day! : )

  2. Marti Andrews says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Mary!
    I got to see only part of that show and was interested in the detox as well. Perhaps you could share the ingredients and instructions? We juice veggies fairly regularly, it’s a lot of work but it’s such a powerhouse of a drink!

    Enjoy your peaceful holiday!

    • Mary Stella says:

      Happy Thanksgiving, Marti. Up at http://www.doctoroz.com if you search for three day detox cleanse you’ll find a nicely designed one page sheet with the shopping list and the recipes for the three drinks.

      I’m sipping the lunch one now. Even all blended up it’s a lot of volume for my stomach so I’m taking a lonnng time.

      Dr Oz says it’s only $16 a day but I think that’s a little optimistic once you buy the coconut oil, almond milk and almond butter. Still, we’re worth it! I’ll have to find additional uses for coconut oil after the detox!

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