For the next 3 days - minimum - I will be doing a detox of sorts - while focusing on my Lymphatic System.
There are a few things that I want to heal with my body and I feel the Lymphatic System is the perfect place to start. I have 2 confessions to make up front. ONE - I've never done this before so it's a learning process - so it's rather fitting that I am posting it here on my blog - My Blissful Journey. And TWO - as much as I try and do things to improve my life and situation - it doesn't mean I don't have bad habits. To get a little personal here - the older I get the less comfortable I feel about going undergarment-free (if you know what I mean) and I know that is BAD...I really have to change that. It's suggested that women go at least 12 hours every day without that kind of support. Because I have felt physically uncomfortable doing so I haven't for quite some time...so one of the things I will be forcing myself to do during this time is wear a camisole when I get home at the end of the day. This might sound like a 'small thing' but it's going to be a challenge for me.
Having said that...some of the other things I will be focusing on over the next 3 days (which will probably turn into all of this week) will be hot and cold compresses on problem areas, hot and cold showers, deep breathing, yoga, walking, and natural deodorants. Some of these things I do on a daily basis such as wear a natural (non-aluminum) deodorant. I rarely (close to if ever) wear make-up and I don't even use lotion, etc. If need be I will be using Grapeseed Oil and/or Coconut Oil. Another thing I will be doing more of this week is Oil Pulling and I tend to do that with Coconut Oil.
Now...on to what I HOPE to consume...of course this is all based on whether or not I can find these items in my area which has been a complete challenge as of late.
Plantains - altho - not RAW - I do have some in my freezer that I intend to bake.
Leafy Greens - you will see me doing a LOT of salads this week - so that means - I will most likely be posting those with my home-made dressings!
Cranberries - I really doubt I can find fresh ones right now but I do have a stash of dried that I have from my shipments from The Raw Food World.
Raw/Soaked Nuts & Seeds
Coconut, Avocado - Again, our fresh coconut situation here is grim so I'm unsure how this will come into play but I have been rather Avocado-Happy, lately!
Echinacea - as well as other herbal tonics and tisanes
Garlic/Ginger/Turmeric - I eat these in some form almost every day but during this time I hope to incorporate them into other ways, too!
Seaweeds, Spirulina, Chorella
Citrus - whole, juice, in dressings - you name it!
Consume more fruit on empty stomach - such as more fruit based mono meals
Cantaloupe - if possible I would like to make some Cantaloupe Juice and/or Milk
Apple Cider Vinegar (mixed with water and possibly garlic, Agave)
LOTS of Water and Water with Lemon!
I will probably be doing some juicing and smoothies this week, too! At least that is my goal. One I would like to try was from an old Dan McDonald Video - 2 Apples, handful of Grapes, 1 Lemon, and a chunk of Ginger.
These are just some of this things I would like to work toward this week. I'm challenging myself with many of them to try and stay consistent but also try and do some healing. Please drop by with encouragement this week! I would appreciate it!