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  • Very interesting, I hope someone has some info!
  • Cami, as powerlifer mentioned, chlorella is awesome stuff for binding toxins. I used to get a big baggie of it for $5 from my acupuncturist to put in my smoothies and such. Just make sure your stools turn green. Otherwise, it's not "broken cell wall…
  • Yeah, the legumes thing is specific to MS - it's called "molecular mimicry". The lectins in them are very similar to the protein of the myelin, which is what is being attacked by the white blood cells (the myelin sheath covers the nerves in the brai…
  • Ahhhh, sweet potatoes! Never would've thought of that. :) Thank you! Yeah, I'm going to try and avoid fruits as much as possible and stick with veggies and greens, but I may need to do some just to get more calories in me. I loooooove spinach but th…
  • As I've mentioned before, I can't have licorice root. It's a legume. Looking for juice combo ideas please! Thanks
  • Yes, I've heard/read this several times. One was a very funny online post from a guy who said he'd never go back to Coke-drinking, SAD-eating, cig-smoking girls again. I always joke that it's not just organic food that tastes better, the people on o…
  • The MC has been around since the 1940's, hardly a fad. The original booklet by Stanley Burroughs was written in the 70's, based on his experiences with clients over those decades. One of the functions of the cayenne pepper is thermogenic, keeping yo…
  • I know the Master Cleanse isn't for everyone but, honestly, if I get to feeling like you are now I know it's time for one. Timing may not be good since you will be leaving on your roadtrip, but maybe you wouldn't need to do the full 10 days. It's de…
  • I'm of the opinion that the mainstream version of how much protein we need is pretty hyped up. BUT if you are serious about building muscle, extra protein should get you there quicker. I use hemp protein in my smoothies, but not everyday. (I have to…
  • Cami, can you do coconut? There's a coconut milk kefir on the market now, I think it's the same brand that makes the yogurt, non-dairy beverage, etc. - "So Delicious". Haven't tried it myself yet but intend to! I've been drinking kombucha for almost…
  • Interesting this came up. Today is day 1 of my 5th MC. :) Your eliminations sound normal. There may be a little less as time goes on, and it may be mostly liquid, but the key is that you have some kind of elimination every day. That way you know tha…
  • One of the strategies that I give people along the same lines of taking it slow is "give your body what it needs first". In other words, eat whatever the hell you feel like eating, after you've gotten your fruits and veggies in. :) Start your day wi…
  • Tweedle, you will know when it's time. ;) I used to go off coffee everytime I would do a cleanse then it would creep back in. lol I decided to try eliminating it along with everything else back when I went gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, etc. No…
    in 2nd round... Comment by freewitheft
  • Good point about the caffeine ambiguous. I didn't notice that myself when I was drinking coffee, but I had been off of it for quite a while before going more raw last year. Tweedle, it just occurred to me when you mentioned the B-12. The reason that…
    in 2nd round... Comment by freewitheft
  • I use hemp powder for protein to put in smoothies. It's soooooo expensive at my health food store, like $20 for a 1lb container. I found a 3lb bag of Nutiva hemp for the same price (maybe one or two dollars more) at vitacost.com - that site is a goo…
    in 2nd round... Comment by freewitheft
  • You won't get to starvation mode during a 36-hour fast. I forget how many days it takes before your body goes there, but it's longer than that. One of the benefits of fasting is that it "re-sets" your metabolism. How your individual body is re-set i…
  • It does sound like detox. Switching to all raw can bring on detox, but a juice fast will be an even quicker detox. Since you've done both, I think it's the likely suspect. If your joints are bothering you, that is a likely sign of inflammation. Turm…
  • I just re-read it, and it doesn't say non-GMO soy. Which is to be expected, since almost all soy in the US is GMO. Then if you scroll down to the ingredient list, you see the #1 ingredient is the soy.
    in source of life Comment by freewitheft
  • It's a good thing to have your immune system challenged occasionally, you don't want to *never* be sick. I think your experience is an example of a good immune response. A fever is the body's first line of defense. While it's busy making antibodies,…
    in High Fevers Comment by freewitheft
  • It was my understanding that wheat grass juice is ok because the gluten is in the endosperm, not the blade itself. This discussion alone demonstrates why I just stay away from it all. There is nothing, NOTHING, out there that is worth the horrible w…
    in Essene bread? Comment by freewitheft
  • When I've read the labels on the package at the store, it says whole wheat, about the sixth or seventh ingredient down the list. I will check again next time, it's been a while. I wanted to try it at the time, but couldn't because not all of the ing…
    in Essene bread? Comment by freewitheft
  • Yeah, the Ezekiel breads use both sprouted wheat and regular wheat flour, so you still get the gluten. A dietician told me that sprouting changes the molecular structure in order to make the protein non-offensive, though, so if it was just sprouted …
    in Essene bread? Comment by freewitheft
  • I can't have licorice root, it's a legume. And I can't take L-glutamine because people with MS already have excess glutamate in the brain, an excitotoxin suspected of causing cellular death. :( Sooooooo, my options are limited, much like my diet!
  • Congrats! Would you mind sharing what you are drinking on your cleanse? I loooooove the Master Cleanse, but am thinking about trying something less irritating to the gut than lemon juice and cayenne since I'm trying to heal it! I would think that, s…
  • mixedspice, I'm a vata type too. :) Along those lines, I never drink water cold either. I pour a glass and let it sit for a while at room temp. Then I drink it, refill the glass and let it sit again til I need more.
  • I wouldn't have a problem recommending fasting, you can always end it sooner than planned if you feel you need to. I'm a little bigger than you, 5'7 and about 120 lbs., but I don't think I ever lost more than I could afford to. For instance, a frien…
  • In a way, I'm lucky to have been diagnosed with MS. So if I get any funny looks or comments from folks about what I'm eating, the comeback is easy. "Well, I have MS, and I like being able to walk, raise my kids, stuff like that. So it's worth it to …
  • holisticlady, I'm on the same page. I tell my kids that we don't use honey because it's stealing from the bees, who had to work really hard to make it. ;) I don't think it's much better than weaning a calf to take the milk for human consumption. I t…
    in agave syrup! Comment by freewitheft
  • alexa, have you read this about maple syrup? http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj97mar/973sugar.htm about halfway down the page I love a lot of the info I get from Mercola, but I would never deny that he has an agenda. His website has a plethora of informa…
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  • You should not use cayenne capsules, cayenne powder is added directly to the drink. Also, no green tea. You can have the mint tea if you want, that's really just to have something different. It's up to you if you want to ease in to the fast. If you …