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Jan 28, 2009

It's Cleansing Time! - The Martha Stewart Way (easy)

Spring is almost here but more importantly Tempe is almost here.


As such, it is time to clean our homes and our bodies...so to speak. Recently, Pearl and I did a cleanse - okay, Pearl did and I failed after 6 days due to family reasons - and we both got inundated with a lot of questions so I figure why not post about it and our experiences. So for the rest of the weak (haha get it?) I will blog about ways to detoxify your body.

This is NOT a requirement of Space Dragons but something fun and different to do that may or may not improve your health. I highly recommend starting after Superbowl Sunday(and Mammoth if you are going) but well in advance of Tempe - When one goes detoxing , it's hard to motivate yourself to workout (more so than usual) though the Princess went to ALL of the SD practices while on the plan...Did you when you weren't?

The idea behind it, is that we put all these processed foods into our bodies every day and it takes a lot of effort for our kidneys and liver to clean our bodies from the possible toxins that we maybe putting in. By doing a cleanse, one eats helthier food - or no food that will give the kidneys and liver a break so that these organs can clean the rest of our bodies (blood other organs etc.) rather than keeping up with what we put in. Theoretically, this means you end up with more energy, feel more lively, and other general health benefits by the end of it. Even if it is heebyjeeby science, if you believe it, the placebo affect will surely work somewhat...Note these cleanses, though they are diets, are NOT intended to loose weight. All the weight you lose is a side effect of the cleanse and most likely you will gain it back. That said, the numbers on the scale are pretty impressive and maybe you will strive harder not to gain it back by better dietary choices

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Cleansing done the Martha Stewart Way!
(No, she did not come up with it, nor do I know for sure if she used it, but it is on her website...okay I told a bunch of people that it was from Oprah - but a quick search showed that I meant Martha Stewart - woopsies!)

So you thought that the Master Cleanse is a lil extreme? That who the F in their right minds would give up 7-10 precious days of glorious eating? Isn't there another way you can try to be healthy without being nuts? Well you aren't alone. Martha Stewart posted on her site a way to cleanse without being too difficult on the body and fairly easily done. Of course you have to buy more specialty foods (organic? no meat? no caffine? who does this craziness?) but that's what you get for convenience. Plus, this is a really cheap way to figure out if you have any food allergies...why see an allergist when you can self diagnose by removing possible allergens and slowly reintroducing them until you see an effect...
Seven-Day Detox Plan (since it is published on the web and Im not sure if I have copyright authority I am only going to paste the link):
<http://www.wholeliving.com/article/healthy-detox?autonomy_kw=gentle%20detox&rsc=header_3>

Scott and Kevin tried it...and look at them now!