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So, I’m cleansing. Have you heard? 😉 If you had no idea head over to here and here for updates.

To date, I am feeling pretty damn awesome – and apparently looking good too, but I think that’s just my partner trying to win brownie points! There have been a few challenges, especially when eating out. But generally I have never felt deprived or seriously hungry. Except on the weekend when I walked past a cafe and could smell the delicious scent of freshly roasted coffee. I don’t drink coffee much either so it’s a little bizarre that I was craving it.

I’ve just entered the 2nd phase of this GIT (gastrointestinal tract) and Liver cleanse. It might seem strange that I’m doing a liver cleanse considering that I rarely drink (when I do I can only just get through one glass of wine!). If you head over to yesterday’s post you can read up on why cleansing the liver is so important.

In phase 2 we are still trying to maintain a healthy environment for the GIT + Liver. Which means we STILL avoid foods that aggravate and irritate. But, (yes, there is a but!) there are a few new things to add in to the diet.

1) Lean lamb – 2 or 3 times a week and small portions only

2) Eggs – 5-6 per week

3) Buckwheat flour – breads/pancakes

4) Fruit – (how I missed thee!) but only certain HIGH ENZYME LOW PH kinds:

Berries, passionfruit, kiwi, rock melon, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pawpaw.

5) Rye bread (the real kind)

I’m still meant to keep up the brown rice, yoghurt, veggies and fish – the more the better. I can’t lie though, I am a little bored of brown rice!

This phase lasts around 2 or so weeks, depending on your needs. I’ve got a big batch of buckwheat pancake mixture ready to roll.

It’s going to be heaven.

Today’s breakfast was a kale + fresh herb scramble (two eggs) with a savoury buckwheat crepe, avocado + cherry tomatoes. I never thought I’d be so excited to eat eggs again. Cleansing really does give you a deep appreciation for the food you love.

Tomorrow I think I’m going to have buckwheat pancakes with fresh fruit, lots of yoghurt and cinnamon.

If you are cleansing too I wish you all the best. Stay strong, it’s worth it.

Saha to you,

Claire x

NB/ This cleanse is adapted from Elyane Brightlight’s book Natural Recovery. Please note, if you have any serious health condition it is not wise for you to conduct this cleanse without proper guidance and supervision. Please see a qualified naturopath who can provide the correct supplementation and support.


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