Sunday, August 9, 2009

Revelation

Well, I am on day 8 of the master cleanse and reading more and more information about the health benefits of a prolonged fast. A prolonged fast seemed impossible to me just a few short years ago when I first did The Master Cleanse. Honestly, I didn't think I'd make it the first day. But here I am doing it again, and I feel fantastic. I have energy and an amazing realization that I am a recovering food addict. But I also realize, biochemically, I wasn't the only one. Because the processed foods that we eat CREATE food addicts.

Unbalanced sugars (man made) wreak havoc on our systems, causing deficits that lead to cravings that lead to eating more unbalanced sugars. It really IS a vicious cycle. But balanced sugars are complete and whole and don't break down our bodily systems, instead, they build them up. The sugars I'm talking about are the sugars we get from fresh fruit and vegetables. You don't hear about people being addicted to either (although I swear I am addicted to blueberries sometimes). I had this revelation when I completed the cleanse last year... at least I had an idea, one that I couldn't quite put into words. I began to incorporate raw food into my diet and notice that I was feeling better and better. But with this cleanse, I'm really beginning to pin-point the battle so many of us have with food. Knowledge really is power, and overcoming food addiction is even more! Here's the amazing article that has provided quite a bit of clarity for me and inspired this revelation: Your Food Addiction Is Great For Business. The beauty of prolonged fasting is that my body will correct (heal) these food inflicted imbalances. Every time I do The Master Cleanse is another opportunity to start fresh. That's really the beauty of fasting on a whole... achieving homeostatic balance. Wow... quite a revelation!

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