Fell of the Wagon
I started on Monday doing the Master Cleanse, on Tuesday I was doing good but fell of the wagon and ate very badly sugar, bread and probably more servings that I should have been eating.
Now today I am suffering from a bad stomach ache (I think my body is not happy with me), I have only eaten some fruit and I tried some purple cabbage salad but its not working
I am currently sipping peppermint tea
What would help my stomach?
I find ginger tea helps me the most when my stomache is upset. Hope it helps.
Peppermint tea is great! If you have access to it, peppermint oil in the bath tub or if you know anyone locally who has access to DigestZen (cold pressed therepuetic oil blend) rubbing that on your tummy is great for stomach aches and pains.
What's in digestzen in case you have some of it's bits and pieces and are interested in using it (Keep in mind that this is not meant to replace medical advice and if you use any of these home remedies that you'll want a cold pressed therapuetic grade oil):
Ginger is warming, uplifting, and empowering. It can help influence emotions, physical energy, love and courage. Because it has a calming influence on the digestive system, it can help reduce feelings of nausea and motion sickness.
Peppermint serves as an anti-inflammatory to the prostate and the nerves. It is soothing, cooling, and dilating to the system. It can also help with food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, halitosis, colic, nausea, and motion sickness.
Tarragon is useful in helping reduce anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, intestinal spasms, nervous and sluggish digestion, and genital urinary tract infection.
Fennel can help support the digestive function by supporting the liver. It may also help balance the hormones.
Caraway is antiparasitic and antispasmodic. It may also help with indigestion, gas, and colic.
Coriander is antispasmodic and ha anti-inflammatory properties. It may also help with indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, and other spasms of the digestive tract.
Anise may help calm and strengthen the digestive system.
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The master cleanse is maple syrup and lemon juice, isn't it?
So, lots of citric acid and lots of, basically, sugar.
Too much citric acid can irritate the delicate tissues of the human digestive system.
Too much sugar (I'm using the term broadly, here) can promote systemic inflammation.
In short, a potential recipe for disaster, and that's before even considering the negatve effects upon insulin metabolism. Also, the sheer fact of consuming frequent doses of syrup will result in fluctuations of blood sugar which will promote feelings of hunger, thus counter-productively undermining the intention of minimising food intake during the 'cleanse'.
If you wish to fast or cleanse, there are far healthier ways to do so.
Last edited by Arky; 02-27-2013 at 04:51 PM.
Thanks for the advice
My stomach feels better with the ginger tea
I am going to stick with the juicing I feel much better while juicing
Originally Posted by noodle
Yes, provided you focus more on vegetables than fruits, this is a far healthier approach than gallons of maple syrup and citrus juice.
Also, keep in mind that there are some circumstances under which it is useful to incorporate healthy raw oils into a cleanse.
It really very much depends on how you are intending to detoxify.
Whether to do the Master Cleanse or not is a personal choice. Many of us here are not purists but consider ourselves as being high raw and don't have a problem with it.
Noodle, I think your troubles started on Tuesday when you broke it eating the wrong foods. Next time you attempt a fast, try breaking with juice or juicy fruits. How you break any fast is just as important as the fast itself.
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