In my second entry yesterday, Less Is More, I mentioned that my modification to the salt water flush made it ineffective. This morning, I followed the recommendations and used 2 tsp. sea salt in 1 quart of water. Let me tell you, it really was life in the fast lane! I really don't want to be too graphic, but within 90 minutes I was in the bathroom. In and of itself it was not a terribly enjoyable experience, but the end result (no pun intended - OK, maybe it is intended) is that I already feel considerably better! I am sure that this is partially the psychological effect from knowing that something is working correctly. By the way, the song choice should be obvious, Life In The Fast Lane, Eagles - from the Hotel California album.
Over the course of the day yesterday, I was able to get 6 full servings of the lemonade in. Today, I am off to a much better start. It is only 11:00 AM at the time that I write this and I have already consumed 4 servings. I plan to taper off a bit as the day progresses so that I end up with 8-10 glasses of lemonade by the time that I go to sleep.
This morning, I added one more resource to my research on the Master Cleanse. The Complete Master Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of The Lemonade Diet by Tom Woloshyn is a much more comprehensive description of the cleanse than anything I have read thus far. Mind you, I have not actually read the original book by Stanley Burroughs. All of my research has been from websites and magazine articles up until today. The good news is that all of the articles I have read agree on the fundamental points of the cleanse. In the case of Tom Woloshyn's book, he delves a lot deeper into the hows and whys of the process. I don't agree with him on all of his points - for instance, he is a proponent of the vegetarian diet - I am grateful for this additional insight on the cleanse.
At this point in Day 2 - yes, early in the day and having only just begun the overall process - I am truly considering extending beyond the 10 days. As I said when I began using VIDACELL a couple of years ago, there is enough damage done to my body that it will not be corrected 'overnight.' Woloshyn's book provides a marker to look for that will tell you that your body is ready to revert to a 'normal' diet. I will likely continue the cleanse until I see that marker. After that, I will slowly ease back into The Maker's Diet - grass-fed meats, raw milk, raw honey, sprouted grains, etc.. Technically, the cleanse does not truly break The Maker's Diet, it just really limits the 'foods' being consumed.