Today has been decent but I find myself being tired, probably because I didn’t sleep much due to the fact that I woke up really early so I could flush myself out completely before work.
On day 1, the first thing you do in the morning is flush yourself out with the saltwater solution, which consists of 1 tbs sea salt to 1 quart of warm water. You drink that and within an hour you get the intense sensation of needing to use the restroom. Honestly, one of the most exciting things about the cleanse is feeling and watching crap come out of you. There will be a lot and you’ll feel gross at first because you’ll essentially be peeing out of your butt, but you will get used to it. It only lasts about an hour so make sure you wake up early enough to let it all come out if you have to go to work or have errands to run. It won’t smell after the first few days either so you can let loose anywhere and not be afraid that people will think it’s anything other than pee.
I know I’m being graphic but if you are really interested in the lemonade cleanse and what it consists of, this is what happens. Cleansing isn’t always pleasant. This cleanse is so spiritual in that it reminds you that cleansing is about cleaning the junk in your body that needs to come out and the salt water flush is a great alternative to getting a colonoscopy because you are basically doing the same thing, and you don’t need to be sedated, squirt water up your ass, or pay a large fee to get the same effect.
Oh, and my little saltwater mind trick worked. I thought about being in the ocean and it made the saltwater solution more pleasant to get down.
Last night when I was getting ready for the cleanse I was doing some reading about the cleanse. It’s useful to share information about the lemonade solution itself that its function as well as nutritional properties.
The ingredients in the lemonade form a complete balance of nutrients that work together. The lemon juice begins to break down layers of waste in the colon. The maple syrup contains not only the sugar needed for energy but also a wide variety of minerals — sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon — and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and pantothenic acid (B5). Cayenne pepper breaks down mucus, contains B and C vitamins, and dilates the blood vessels, which warms the body.
As for the other elements, the laxative tea each night prompts the intestines to contract, causing elimination. The quart of salt water first thing in the morning flushes out the waste that’s been loosened during the night. Finally, the chlorophyll in that occasional cup of mint tea neutralizes body odors released during the cleansing process.
I’m going to sleep early tonight because I have to go to work even earlier tomorrow so I have to get up at least an hour earlier than normal.