Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs

So I am proud to announce that I am officially on my 5th day of The Master Cleanse! For those who don't know what the hack it is - it is a detox program that consists out of a lemonade diet during the day, laxative tea at night, sea salt water flush in the morning and that's it! No solid foods, no coffee, no alcohol, nothing except the special lemonade that could be drank 6 to 12 times daily depending on how much your body needs to maintain its energy and eliminate hunger. This liquid detox diet can last 10 to 40 days again depending on your needs. At this point I am shooting for 10 days but may do 14. I know that my digestive problems have been bothering me for quite a long time now, resulting in a longer detoxication for better results. I am doing pretty well and have no major issues while on the cleanse. Mainly because I have been on my gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free diet for about 7 months prior to the cleanse. It led me to experience less cravings this time around and doesn't give me serious detox side effects. Those who live a more unhealthy lifestyle may be greeted by side effects along the way like acne, rashes, spots and so on. The only hard time I find is with my lax tea. I drink it right before going to bed and then I wake up early in the morning around 4-5am with abdominal pains that last me for at least an hour. In result of that, I decided to steep my tea for a shorter period of time (6 min instead of 10) and today due to this change I had my first so-so fine morning )) Going strong! For one portion of the lemonade you'll need: 8oz of spring water 2 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed organic lemon juice 2 Tablespoons of Grade B Organic Maple Syrup 1/10 or a pinch of organic ground Cayenne Pepper Mix it all together and drink it. It actually tasted pretty delicious )) In a couple of days on the master cleanse this lemonade will literally seam like a magical elixir to you )) It does to me now lol And it is also about the actual experience! Pore it into your favorite glass to make the process so much more special )) This detox program is meant to heal you from any of the discomfort that you experience daily. That could be digestive problems, liver problems, headaches, fatigue, joints pain, chronic cold symptoms and so on. The whole point behind it is when your body doesn't get any fat or protein into its system from the solids it automatically gets into a survival mode, which means it starts eating itself from within. Our bodies are so wonderfully built that instead of eating itself randomly, it first eats the bad cells. Since all the toxins are located in our fat cells that is what the body starts eating first. That is why this program lasts 40 days max because, supposedly, after 40 days is when the body starts eating the good cells too. Here is the copy of the actual book that I found online Here is a one more helpful reference for you Enough with the theory )) I am still only in the middle of this practice and hope to really see the results. If not a full cure then at least a clean colon, clean mind and a healthy energy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New majic

Raw honey! I am obsessed!
I just HAD to introduce something sweet back to my diet without doing too much harm and, in fact, do the complete opposite, heal. And I found it! Raw honey has to be organic, unheated, unprocessed, right out of the hardworking bees' factory ))

Use it as a face mask 2-3 times a week to achieve that natural glow and smooth skin texture, eliminate any swelling and any unnecessary blemishes.

Eat one tspn in the morning before leaving home for a good boost of energy (great before the workout), and one spoon right before going to bed to boost your metabolism! I noticed the difference!

Raw honey is great for digestion due to its pack of enzymes, good bacteria, vitamins and minerals that digest so fast that don't even have enough time to convert into sugar!

Raw honey is amazing to eat while having flu symptoms due to its healing abilities. It basically sucks the bad bacteria out. It also does the same to scars and bruises.

I really like the one I got at Trader Joe's the other week due to its softer texture. It was easier to scoop out. The one I have now is harder and it is by Y.S. Eco Bee Farms. Very difficult to use but still delicious!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Love my new Etro dress. Wore it as a skirt to work. The colors are breathtaking! Neon green and yellow in paisley. Very signature