Yesterday I started the final week of my 7 week liver and gut detox program and so I’m on the final home stretch now. I’ve designed the program from my final year uni studies (Bachelor of Health Sciences - Naturopathy) and I’ve been VERY strict on myself, far more than I would expect of a patient to be. However, I figured if I was going to do it, then I better do it right.
All this time I’ve excluded from my diet;
- refined sugar,
- tannins and caffeine
- red meat
There was 3 weeks of ridding myself of unnecessary gut flora and rebalancing that so I wasn’t craving sugar anymore. Then 2 weeks of probiotics and then now the last 2 weeks is prebiotics and gradually re introducing some of the banned foods back again. All the time, I also supported my liver with herbs and drank lots of water.
I lost 3kg during the first week or so and that has stabilised and I’m thrilled with that as it took me finally to my weight loss goal. I’m also hoping to keep dairy and sugar out of the diet for good from here on in. Dairy is easy as I prefer rice milk anyway and I don’t use butter or cheese and so forth. I don’t drink coffee or caffeine drinks anyway and I have very little tea so tannins and caffeine aren’t major enemies for me anyway. I also eat very little red meat so my biggest problem remains the refined sugar ad I’m constantly conscious of my previous dietary binging on anything loaded with sugar. With that said, I deliberately tried a sugar laden commercial chai tea last week and was very disappointed that it tasted so sickly sweet! Maybe I’ve kicked the habit? Not sure and I still don’t trust myself so I’m avoiding it as much as possible.
Smiles and blessings, Amethyst
P.S. I have had so many folks ask me what herbs I took and how I constructed the program that once I qualify in October, I will then offer the program for anyone who might like it give it a go. :)