Last Thursday, I wrote about my plans for preparing for pregnancy, and as I mentioned in that post, my first goal is holistic cleansing. I have completed Step A of this process (preparing for the cleanse) and would be thrilled to proceed to the next phase if only my body would cooperate. It’s fighting off some kind of cold-like illness right now, and while I’m not exactly sick, I’m not well either. I’m not surprised, considering my stress level the past few weeks as the school term wound to a close. I am a bit disappointed, though.
I seriously considered forging ahead anyway, but I’ve decided to give my body a couple more days to fully defend itself. The next cleansing phase is a juice fast, which means I won’t be able to take supplements, and I think my body needs the extra support right now. Until I get over this hump, I’m eating nothing but raw fruits and vegetables to promote an alkaline environment. I’m also using my neti pot twice per day, putting garlic drops in my ears, and taking copious amounts of powdered vitamin C (ascorbate), garlic, and liquid echinacea (sooooo nasty!). I hope I’ll be over this in no time flat. As soon as I feel great again, which will hopefully be within a day or two, I’ll start the next phase of my cleanse.
One thing has been lovely about this setback. Since I’m trying to eat lots of raw vegetables, I made that gorgeous carrot salad again. And this time I took pictures. Want to see it?
I love how pretty it is!
I also love how I ate the entire recipe–all by myself. Oops. I’m sure my husband didn’t want any anyway.
Seriously, how could I resist?
Have a good weekend!