If you have been keeping up with my blog, you know I have been having a lot of issues with constipation and hemorrhoids.
I did not do a colon cleanse before I went on the Anti Candida Diet and I think that was a mistake.
Well better late than never......I am doing the Green Smoothie Colon Cleanse. For THREE DAYS I am going to do this....starting now!!! I will keep you posted in updates for the 3 days.
There are a lot of recipes out there, but you don't have to follow them to the T. Just use whatever fresh green vegetables you have and go from there.
If you are not on the Candida Cleanse Diet, you will be able to use fruit to sweeten your smoothie. Since I am on the diet, I just used vegetables and stevia to sweeten.
Here is one of my recipes.
ground flax seed
I blend all this in the blender until it is just the way I want it and drink.
I did add a teaspoon of castor oil to get me started.
I am also drinking herbal teas throughout the day along with lots of water. I slosh when I walk.
4:30 PM (I know, I should of waited until tomorrow to do this, but I didn't)
Drank my smoothie with 1 teaspoon of castor oil in it to get me started. I hope I am not up all night, but it will serve me right to not of waited to do this until morning. Oh yes, I did take my calcium and acidophilus.
Going to go take a hot bath in Epsom Salts and relax. I have always known how great epsom salts were but it was SarahBeth at SarahBeth's Candida Connect clued me in to the fact I could soak in it and draw out toxins. If you click on her blog you can read all about the health benefits of epsom salts.
Due to unforseen circumstances, I did not sleep well...this has nothing to do with the colon cleanse.
In fact I feel very well.
5:30AM Had a cup of milk thistle tea and then had a slight BM, nothing major. I thought things would work a little faster than this.
6:00AM Drank my smoothie for breakfast. I put ground flax seed in it. I am kind of feeling like I might have to go to the bathroom but nothing else going on.
6:12AM I did go potty but nothing like I think I need to.
7:15AM Went to the bathroom again. Not much but it is getting softer. Also had a cup of marshmallow root tea, sounds good doesn't it.....well it's not, it is kind of nasty tasting stuff.
10:00AM Made another smoothie that I will have for lunch, this one I put in tumeric (for parasites,,,just in case), flax seed, brussel sprouts, carrots, spinach and celery.
1:17PM Finally had a half way decent BM. I am suprised I have not had the runs but so far I haven't.
2:00PM Just finished my snack. Another green smoothie, imagine that.
The good thing is, I am not really hungry on this cleanse.
3:19PM I know it isn't in the smoothie plan but I just ate a piece of Coconut Almond Fudge, it is mostly made with coconut oil and I am able to put that in my smoothie. There are also finely ground almonds in it. Maybe the oil with make me go better.
3:45PM Really sleepy, I didn't get a lot of sleep last night. Took a nap which I never do unless I am really sick or really tired. I maybe take a nap 2 times a year....maybe.
5:15PM Drank my green smoothie for supper.....getting a little tired of green smoothies. I am still not really having great BM's.
8:00PM Having a cup of Chamomile tea to relax. Survivor is not on tonight so I will probably go to bed early.
Went to bed really early last night so I was up at 3:00AM and had a cup of Licorice Root Tea.
4:20AM Had a very slight BM. I can tell you, I am not really impressed with this Green Smoothie Cleanse so far.
4:27AM Went back to bed
6:12AM Must of fallen asleep for awhile. Guess what I had for breakfast.....You are right,,,, another smoothie. I put some olive oil in this one along with the flax seed and tumeric. I can tell you, I have had about enough of smoothies. They have become nasty tasting to me. I think I am pretty much done with them and really, they did not do much for my problem.
9:31AM Had a BM....not good. I had read where if the green smoothie cleanse wasn't working to drink 1 tablespoon epsom salts in 8 ounces of water, so that is what I did.
10:13AM Boy, that was quick....The epsom salts worked great. Goodby to the green smoothies, for me they really didn't work that well.
11:30AM Having another glass of epsom salts. 1 Tablespoon epsom salts to 8 ounces of water. This stuff tastes bad...You have no idea, unless you have done it before. You can put some lemon juice with it but I tuffed it out and drank it down with nothing.
12:23PM Whoooo....Hoooooo..... Things are working now. Kind of the runs. But that is okay because I really needed and good cleaning out.
1:30PM Took 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and am now going to go rest.
5:00PM I think I cleaned myself out enough so I ate a light supper. I did take a teaspoon of olive oil before I ate to hopefully keep things moving along.
8:00PM Went to bed feeling really crappy, upset stomach and a headache...I hope it is toxins coming out.
I am never going to do a colon cleanse again, at least that is what I say now.
Hopefully I can now get back on track.