Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Itsa Spicay!

Most "Lemon Heads" know that The Master Cleanse includes a lemonade made with cayenne pepper. I know that lemon is a cleaning agent as well as breaks up mucus (sorry... kind of gross), but what about the benefits of the cayenne? I mean, come on! Cayenne pepper in lemonade, that can't be good... can it? YES! It not only tastes good, but is so good for you. There's just something about that sweet and spicy mix that just really works. Ask any culinary guru... they'll tell you.

So, I just finished reading The Healing Power of Cayenne Pepper by Dr. Patrick Quillin because, while doing this cleanse, I just HAD to know... "Why cayenne pepper?". Wow... GREAT book! It's not a thick book at all, but is FILLED with wonderful homeopathic uses for cayenne pepper. From allergies and asthma to obesity to ulcers (yes, I said ulcers), this book has got some amazing information in it. And while I certainly appreciated practical information to increase one's health, this book actually shifted a paradigm. It mentions picturing a pool pump trying to process yogurt instead of pool water. That is what our hearts are trying to do with blood that is sludgy from our high fat American diets. Most of us are dehydrated most of the time and with a sedentary lifestyle... well, our poor hearts! I honestly never thought of it that way. This book gave me a driven ZEST to finish this cleanse. Especially now that I know all the wonderful benefits of cayenne pepper.

psst! It helps to thin the blood among many, many other things. Happy reading! This one gets a definite "High Five"!

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