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Alkaline Diet/Detox

CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
Let's discuss it here :D
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote:
    The Edgar Cayce version of the diet is a little different because it allows fruit. Dr Robert O Young excludes them since most are so high in sugar. I just go by his book. It also has some recipes in it. I bought one of the recipe books too. Yes, you can do this for 2 weeks or even longer for a detox. I hope you are able to find the book and we can start this together. I agree we need to start another thread.

    I went to Barnes & Noble, and they didn't have it or any pH related books.

    I think I'd be more interested in the Edgar Cayce version. I would modify it to use only low sugar fruits. I've done fruit detoxes in the past, and I found them very cleansing.

    I'm ready to go on this. I can plan out my meals using the guidelines posted online, and I will read reviews of Cayce's book (I'm assuming he has one) on amazon and probably order it from there since I need to place an order soon anyway.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Costenya wrote:

    And, I see that eating ice cream is recommended over eating pastries and cakes? Wow! :lol: Why is that? That made my day--especially since I live in dairyland.

    I can see why that is. Assuming a person has no issues with milk, flour is more toxic because it leads to bloat. Bloat, to me, indicates the body can't handle it efficiently.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote:
    I'm going to be starting it on Monday

    Wicked! 8) I'll start on Monday, too.
  • CostenyaCostenya Posts: 520Registered Users
    Interesting.

    The Edgar Cayce diet looks like something I can handle and similar to what I eat (of course, when I'm not cheating with the pastry sweets).
  • CostenyaCostenya Posts: 520Registered Users
    Nevermind. :)
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sorry, I missed this and was still posting to the Protein Powder thread.

    I ordered my book thru Amazon.com. Dr Young's version is much more restrictive. He says to avoid any foods that are a product of fermentation which includes cheese and also that milk is mucoid-forming and it gums you up. The reason I'm doing his version is because fruit and dairy both upset my stomach. I bloat up. I want to get healthier, but I also want to lose weight. The big problem I have with it is breakfast. I don't have an appetite for vegetables in the morning. I can do the protein shake (I emailed him and he said it was allowed), but sometimes I don't have the time to make it. I have to leave my house by 5am each morning. I'm usually not hungry until around 7. I'll have to figure something out, because I really want to do this.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I've quit milk, switched to almond milk because it makes me bloat and my nose run. I do still have ice cream sometimes. I don't know if I can give that up totally. I stopped eating cheese around the same time I stopped having milk. I may stick with yogurt, but haven't had any in weeks. One option is to just buy acidophillus supps.

    I will be avoiding all dairy during my detox.

    I'm going to base my meals on oatmeal, fruits, veggies, shrimp, fish, chicken breast, rice, pistachios, almonds, almond miilk and whey.

    I was reading some conflicting info at this site, and then happened to go to the foods lists. Interestingly, potato is listed as alkaline here:
    Acid & Alkaline foods
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I know. There is conflicting info on the food lists when you check online. I got frustrated so that is why I bought the book. I was reading last night and the 1st week, which is a detox, consists of juicing vegetables and drinking water with the powdered greens mixed in. There is also a "healing soup" recipe that can be used. That is really tough to follow when you are away from home and at work. I can't bring my juicer to work with me, so I'll have to have veg juice b4 I leave for work and then have it after I get home. I'll do the water and the soup while I'm at work. If you want to do the 7 day detox then here is the recipe for the healing soup. I don't think it's so important that we do the diet exactly alike. We can encourage each other and report our progress.

    Healing Soup:
    2-3 cloves garlic
    1 large onion
    1-2 Tbs fresh grated ginger
    2 Tbs fresh cilantro
    3 Tbs yeast-free vegetable broth
    2-3 quarts water
    1 cucumber
    Real Salt to taste (I ordered this online)

    Chop and crush garlic into small diced peices and lightlly steam-fry. Set aside. Put whole onion in water in a deep pan, simmer until onion is transparent (approx 1 hour). Add garlic and vegtable broth. Peel and slice cucumber and add to soup. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Add fresh ginger and cilantro and real salt to taste.

    I'm leaving for my daughters house right now, so I'll check in when I get back this evening. Hopefully, there will be more people who will like to join in. :)

    ETA: I'm going to juice together celery, spinach, and cabbage. I'm also taking a vitamin/mineral supplement, calcium/magnesium, and evening primrose.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I wasn't planning to do that type of detox, but I will look at doing a modified version of it for my week 1. Then do the other for week 2. Week 2 will be tough cos I just realized we have an employee appreciation day coming up that week!

    I plan to take a multi, b-complex and calcium/magnesium since my period is coming.

    Let me get back to you by tonight with more details.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Argh! Issues....

    Well, a friend's family rented a place near pebble beach for a golfing vacation out here from monday. He wants me to drive down to play/hangout during the week or weekend. They're planning some BBQs.

    I'm still with the detox plan, and will just have to get creative.

    eta: I envy celebs with their less structured lifestyles that make these kinds of things easy to do.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I stayed at my daughter's house much later than I planned so I didn't have time to make the soup tonight. Instead of doing the soup, I'm just going to drink the vegetable broth. I bought cucumbers to snack on during the day also. I really hope I'll make the time to juice in the morning and juice when I get home tomorrow night.

    I don't know how you're going to get thru a BBQ. That is tough. We need a month at a spa where they can serve all our meals and we can just relax with massages and herbal wraps. :D

    I'll report in tomorrow night to let you know how I did.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I've finalized my daily plan for week 1:

    I'm going to juice and/or eat raw for half of a day, then Edgar Cayce the rest of the day. I'm just not mentally prepared for a real juicing week.

    Oh my! I could really use a massage right now :D

    I will report in tomorrow night, too.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Day 1 out of the way. I did good. I juiced this morning before I left for work. I thought veggie juice at 5am would make me gag, but I did fine. When I got to work I had a cup of hot water with lemon then a cup of herbal decaf tea. I really wanted coffee! I had brought some sliced cucumbers to snack on, but they tasted lousy. I ate 2 and threw the rest away. This made my morning difficult. By 10am I wanted a hamburger and fries. :lol: I drank a lot of water with the greens powdered and munched on crushed ice. For lunch I had a salad with EVOO and lemon juice and a cup of veggie broth. More water throughout the day. I juiced when I came home. I decided since I can't juice while I'm at work, I will eat the raw veggies. When I got tempted to cheat, I thought of having to face you tonight and it kept me on the right track. How did your day go?
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Day 1:

    Well, I wasn't perfect :?

    I drank a good amount of water, ate fruit (grapes and strawberries) and drank juiced fruit until noon.

    At noon I had a vermicelli, veggies and shrimp combo (only light seasoning) that I took from home. And then later snacked on almonds and baby carrots. I did have dairy - a small yogurt :oops:

    When I got home, I had a salad with EVOO + vinegar, then more fruit (apple and grapes).

    The unexpected part is, I spent a lot of today in the bathroom. I didn't expect that because other than the amount of fruit I had, it's pretty similar to my typical diet. Was that the case with you, too?

    I'm planning to do the same again tomorrow, but no yogurt.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Day 2:

    Did better today.

    I had the exact same foods (on sunday I made enough for 3 days), but instead of almonds, I had walnuts and pistachios. No yogurt. Not enough water.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Day 2:

    Morning
    Hot Raspberry Herbal Tea w/Stevia Plus
    Edamame

    Lunch
    Salad w/EVOO & Lemon

    Dinner
    Veggetable Juice
    Celery

    I drank a lot of water with the powdered greens.

    I was very stressed at work today due to my workload, etc and would have loved a brownie, but I was good. :D
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Are your salads just mixed greens?
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My salads consist of greens plus tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, green peppers, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower.

    Day 3

    Morning
    I felt weak and dizzy when I got up. I juiced before I went to work
    Drank my raspberry herbal tea with stevia plus and felt better. Started drinking my water with the greens powder mixed in.

    Lunch
    Totally screwed up. I had a lot of frustration with a coworker and I ate a hamburger and french fries and had 2 candy bars. :cry:

    Dinner
    Nothing. I've done enough damage for one day.

    Tomorrow's another day and I hope to get back on the right track.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • SoutherncurlsSoutherncurls Posts: 11Registered Users
    Just my five cents. This subject is fascinating, hope you like this link. /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.euroamericanhealth.com%2Ftreat.html" class="Popup
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you southerncurl the article was very interesting. Dr Robert Young says in his book that saunas are great because they make you sweat. The article also talks about sweating to get the toxins out of your body. Being in menopause keeps me sweating. :?
    I don't know about the bicarbonate soda being that good for you. I'd have to research that more.
    I haven't been good this week so I haven't been posting here lately. I'm dealing with a brown nosing beyatch at work right now and my comfort foods make me feel better. I'm REALLY going to get back on track by this weekend. I think I've been too strict on myself and have made it too difficult to stay on this diet.
    I got interested in this diet when I read that as soon as we die our bodies go into an acid state in order to decompose. The foods the average American is eating today is causing the acid state in our bodies while we are alive. This really freaked me out and made me want to make some changes.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Thanks for the link, Southerncurls.

    I hope to be back on track by friday.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I'm back on track as of today. I'm doing pure Edgar Cayce which allows some dairy. I'm mostly sticking to almond milk, but will have some yogurt.

    I'm eliminating beef, sugar, high sugar fruits, alcohol and caffeine (in the form of coffee only) for hopefully the next 2 weeks.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Where did you get the almond milk? The book I have shows how to make it using real almonds, but that's too much work. I'd also like to find coconut milk. I read this is also very good for you.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I buy the almond milk from Trader Joe's. The original version has fewer cals than the vanilla.

    I also get coconut milk from there. It's in a (greeen) can and is reduced fat. I haven't read anything about it, but it does act as an appetite suppressant for me when I cook with it.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, Cherish. I'm in the process of making a grocery list so I can go to the store. Now, let's do it this time! :D
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Great! :D
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I found organic light coconut milk. I found almond milk, but they all had sweeteners added, so that was a no go. I also bought some low sodium V-8 juice with no added vinegar. I figure this will be better than no juice at all. Juicing is too time consuming, plus it takes ALOT of vegetables to make a cup of juice. I'm also taking Primrose Oil and Borage Oil along with a good multi-vitamin/mineral supplement and Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc. Well, we're off to a good start. I feel healthier already. Good luck! :D
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Saturday, 8/6

    B: omelette
    L: large salad
    S: 4 tbsp plain non-fat yogurt
    D: large salad
    S: handfuls of kashi honey

    Exercise: stretching, weights & pilates

    eta: forgot the yogurt
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sunday Aug 7

    B: bowl steel cut oats w/stevia plus and coconut milk
    L: salmon w/steamed zucchini
    S: grape tomatoes and radishes
    D: same as breakfast.
    S: grape tomatoes and radishes

    Multi vitamin/mineral, Primrose Oil & Borage Oil this morning. Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc this evening. Water with powdered greens.

    I know, too much oatmeal, but I was very busy and didn't feel like cooking tonight. I had made extra oatmeal
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Sunday, 8/7

    B: omelette with sardines
    S: half avocado
    L: punjab chicken and spinach with rice
    S: carrots
    D: large salad

    Also, black tea with almond milk.

    Psyllium seed husk, ca/mg, multi, total efa.

    Exercise: 50 min walk
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