Tag: detox

Bits of Winter Renewal

Bits of Winter Renewal

On the Winter Solstice our sun takes a nice long and potent look at the Tropic of Capricorn… and then turns around all poignant-like, tossing her golden rays–all resolved in beautiful definiteness.  Winter comes and she seems farther away… but really it’s just because you’re […]

Christmas in the Raw.

Christmas in the Raw.

The holidays are typically a gluttonous time… the last hurrah of the year where many have a well-accepted excuse to dip into excess.  So this year, I choose to bring a raw dish to my parent’s home.  I made Raw Pad Thai using the list […]

Detox Salad Days

Detox Salad Days

Your body needs an internal scrub every now and again. Preparing a week’s worth of detox salads means you are eating raw for a good portion of the day. I’ve been experimenting with combining powerfully detoxifying veggies during a pre-summer detox. Shredding all ingredients helps body […]

Partial Detox Time

Partial Detox Time

When things are out of balance, this Libra takes action to enforce balance. Thinking of the rest of the gluttonous summer ahead of me, I began a brief partial detox–simplifying my food intake to mostly single-ingredient foods, along with experimental detox elixirs.  The first elixir: a mint green tea, lime […]

Raw Cleanse

Raw Cleanse

After a particularly gluttonous summer so far, I needed to take it down a few notches with a grain-free cleanse–2 days of raw food and juice. I also wanted to take this opportunity to try out some products that I’ve had on my radar in […]

Juice Cleanse-Day 3

Juice Cleanse-Day 3

Getting into the swing of my cleanse, I spent Day 3 embracing it. I set the hammock up in the backyard to peruse the newspaper and then headed to the nail salon for a low-cost massage. My achey neck and shoulders certainly needed it. After […]

Juice Cleanse-Day 1

Juice Cleanse-Day 1

My trip to the west coast was a gluttonous one. At some point during the trip, I realized a juice fast would be the only thing that could restore balance to my body after the West Coast Eating Extravaganza. I ordered a 3-day supply of […]

Juice Cleanse-Day 2

Juice Cleanse-Day 2

What are these juices doing to me? beets– stimulates enzymes in the liver celery– stimulates digestion; removes excess fluids in the body apple– fiber-rich lime/lime/orange– strong acid fruits stimulate digestion and reduce contamination in the blood ginger– stimulates intestines and bile flow in the gall […]

Raw, Day 5

Raw, Day 5

After an uneventful day 4, highlighted only by our gradually diminished appetites and growing weariness of food choices, Day 5 was here. Wok Man and I had an evening out at Quintessence to congratulate ourselves on our milestone. Having lost the taste for our alfalfa and beet […]