Day 23 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 23 (Jan. 23)

Morning Weight: down 2.8, with a total loss of 14.6 lbs since Day 1.

Weird to see so much weight loss in one day after eating little and just lying around.

Today I started my day with a trip to a walk-in clinic. This is my third day in a row of missing work, and my employer requires a doctor’s note for three days or more of missed work. So, I got to sit in a waiting room for almost two hours…definitely not fun when you are sick.

I had a green smoothie in the morning, followed by another smoothie and broth during the day. I also ate a bowl of raspberries and blueberries.

I feel just awful. My chest is congested, so I am coughing a lot, which is painful and just gross. I also have quite a headache that comes and goes and lasts for varying amounts of time. I would say that on this day, the headache occurred for about 70% of the time.

I am assuming that what I have is some kind of virus, although the thought has crossed my mind that it could also be detox. The body gets rid of toxins through the lungs too. The headaches remind me of detox and because they aren’t going away, that makes me wonder too.

I am not taking any over the counter medication because of a few reasons:

  1. If I take a Tylenol, for instance, and my headache goes away, I may have relief of the symptom, but then I do not know what is going on with my body. I won’t know if it would still be giving me headaches. My body is working to fight whatever virus, toxin etc. is in there, and the body usually can do a good job on its own. I don’t want to interfere with my body’s natural ability to heal itself by adding more toxins.
  2. I’m on a cleanse, and the last thing I want to do is put over the counter medication or any prescription drugs into my body! I would rather suffer. Of course, if I felt I just HAD to take something, I would.

Today, I pushed myself to drink more water, I think I drank about ¾ of a litre.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

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