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Sickmouth and the Detox Cleanse

This is a personal post about what is happening inside of my body. Do not read this if you are not interested in me or my body.

I am three weeks into an extreme detox. I only eat raw vegan food. So basically, I eat vegetables and fruits in their natural form. Also, I supplement this with 16oz of dehydrated Kamut water every morning, a 20oz green meal smoothie with coconut oil, sprouted live flaxseed, and soy lecithin granules, followed by 26oz of filtered water with concentrated food grade hydrogen peroxide. I drop a teaspoon of oregano oil directly onto my tongue after I finish ingesting six 20 billion unit probiotic capsules, six fenugreek seed capsules, three coconut oil pills, and twenty or thirty tablets each of chlorella and spirulina. I cap off the day by ingesting a detox clay cocktail. Then I get in bed and pray for the sweet angel of mercy to sweep down from the sky and end this madness.

Oh, and by the way, for those of you that know me, this also means no coffee…and NO WINE. So, basically, I’m in hell. 

I have one week to go. 

Currently, I have a cold or a flu or some kind of terrible side-effect of detoxing. My brain feels like it is going to explode and my sinuses feel like the bad-guy car from Grease with the dangerous wheels has driven through them.

My girlfriend is doing this detox with me. She seems totally fine. 

I’ve basically avoided all human interaction because when you’re sick people tell you to have some soup or drink some tea, which are things that I can not do, for detox reasons.

"Why put yourself through this?" you may ask.

Well, honestly, there’s no super compelling reason, but I will tell you this: Other than the last few days of sickness, I’ve never slept better, and that’s reason enough to maintain. But more than that, the reason to do things sometimes in life is because you said you would. 

It’s a commitment and a promise, to myself, to my girlfriend, and kind of just to “the world.” It’s easy to stick to a diet or an exercise plan when you feel great. It’s easy to make your appointments and remember to return phone calls when you feel like a million bucks.

It’s really hard to do anything when the roads get tough, but that is when you’re really doing anything. 

So, next time you’ve made a commitment to something and you feel like it’s the last thing in the world you want to do, that is the time to figure out what kind of person you are.

As for me, I’m going to go eat some raw kelp noodles and drink some beet juice. 


Because I said I would.

  1. ltlmonkey said: Your goodness reaches far, inspires, and sprouts hope. I really mean it. Thank you for sharing.
  2. shiraselko said: Feel better soon. I think it feels so good to stick to something you said you would. That feeling is enough to keep going.
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