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DAY 7

Good morning. It’s my second last morning here at Samahita so I got up extra early and just been sitting by myself on the beach with camera in hand.

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I have mixed feelings about leaving tomorrow, this is such a magical place and being here really allows you body and mind to relax. At the same time I’m very exited with continuing our future travels and my feet are getting a bit itchy to get moving. I guess there is a time and place for everything and I’m very grateful for this lovely week here at Samahita.


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PA-PA-PAPA(YAY!)YA

In order to experience long term benefits from you detox it’s important to make a appropriate transitioning back to normal food. When you gradually work your body back into digesting food you will prevent any problems occurring.

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The first day or two you should only eat fruit as your solid food and choose a fruit that is easily digested by your body like watermelon, honey dew or papaya. Don’t mix your fruits and allow your body to digest it before drinking any vegetable juice afterwards. You can keep on eating psyllium husk for fiber and remember that your body is still detoxing even if you are no longer fasting.

Many people think that the transitioning face is difficult and want to get back to “normal” food as soon as possible but its important to pace yourself. Your body is becoming very sensitive during a detox and if you start to consume strong stimulants or heavy toxic foods immediately afterwards you might lodge toxins deeper into you tissues.

Source Samahita Wellness


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DAY 6

We are getting close to the end of my juice fast. Since I will keep on traveling in Thailand after this detox and starting with taking a train all the way to Bangkok I’m thinking about breaking my fast tonight with some fruit. My body will keep on detoxing but I’ll give my stomach a chance of slowly getting back to digesting real food.

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Transitioning back to normal eating should always be gradual. I will make a post about post-detox-eating later today. The photo is this early morning view from my hotel room. Now – tea and yoga.


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DAY 5

Day 5 and going strong. Feeling good, eyes clear, energy level high even if I quite easy get light headed – I’m feeling good.

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So yesterday evening I took my concoction of epsom salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Afterwards I went straight to bed to try to fall asleep but with difficulty due to lack of my evening soup and juice. Why would I do this to myself you might ask? Here you get the answer.

Even without indulging in too many fast foods and boozy evenings, your body still produces many toxins that your liver must deal with.

The liver flush prevents gallstones, lowers cholesterol levels in the blood and can reduce pain from the liver or gallbladder, e.g. shoulder pain. It can also reduce or prevent headaches or migraines, food allergies and helps you loose weight. A liver flush will significantly improve digestion, regularity, and energy levels and will also improve your overall health and vitality.

Did it work? Truthfully; I’m not sure. I didn’t get any stones out as promised but on the other hand I do feel better today then any other day during my detox. There is a lot of pros and cons about this on the Internet and I agree with both sides. I was definitely not as bad as I thought it would be, people have been telling me that I won’t sleep through the whole night etc. but I’ll slept fine and didn’t feel anything special in the morning. We will see if I notice any of the benefits the next few days.

As I let you guys make up your own minds about this, it’s breakfast time for me and maybe a dip in the pool afterwards, bliss.

Source Samahita Wellness


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DAY 4

Things are starting to get a bit harder now, at times I find myself hungry for something solid and the time in between “meals” feels definetly longer. I woke up with a slight headache this morning and when I had a look at my tongue in the mirror it was almost white, yuck, I’m defiantly detoxing by now.
To make things worse I’m having my liver flush this evening, I will tell you about that detoxing secret later. If you want to read about more detox symptoms have a look at a previous post of mine, you will find it here.

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Have I told you that mornings here are magical, it’s so quiet except the birds singing, everyone is staring out at sea and slowly drinking their cups of tea. A few minutes ago a lonely monk came walking along the beach..


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BOTTOMS UP

Breakfast today was a shot of wheatgrass juice and my lovely friend Mr coconut. I don’t think I’ll ever be sick of drinking coconut water. Mmmmm. Anyway, here is some nutritious facts about the not so tasty but really healthy wheatgrass juice.

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30mls of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice is equivalent in nutritional value to 1kg of leafy green vegetables

Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium

It contains the essential enzymes: Protease (assists in protein digestion), Cytochrome Oxidase (a powerful anti oxidant), Amylase (facilitates digestion), Lipase (a fat splitting enzyme),
Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle) & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (found in all body cells and is known for its ability to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging)

Just one teaspoon of Wheat Grass powder, weighing a mere 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an entire spinach salad weighing a full 50 grams – it packs a punch!

Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots!

Wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise.

It also contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

Source of information, click here.


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DAY 3

It’s going fast now, day 3! Still feeling good, not hungry, no cravings, energy level is normal but I’ve been sleeping badly last night. Very strange dreams and waking up every two hours, I usually sleep like a log so this is a bit annoying.

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This is what I’ll be doing today:

Upon rising
Take supplements:
Fenugreek water
Ayurvedic herbs – 3 capsules
Vitamin C – 1 capsule
Probiotic – 1 capsule

7am
Tea is served in restaurant

7.30-9.30am
Breath work and yoga

10-11.00am
Water kefir
Wheatgrass or Gotu Kola shot
Coconut water

10.30am
Detox support meting

11-1pm
Ayurvedic herbs (take 15 min before juice)
Green detox juice
Psyllium-bentonite clay shake (take 15 min after juice)

3-4.00pm
Massage

2-5pm
Detox juice
Wheatgrass or Gotu Kola shot
Coconut water

5-6pm
Restorative yoga

6-8pm
Ayurvedic herbs (take 15 min before juice)
Detox vegetable broth
Detox amino acids drink
Psyllium-bentonite clay shake (take 30 min after juice)

Before bed
Probiotics – 1 cap
Triphala – 2 cap

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The schedule is pretty much the same as previous days. Tomorrow is the daunting liver flush, not looking forward to that I must say.
The photos where taken yesterday morning, I skipped yoga class due to very hurting legs (due to previous yoga session) and took a walk along the beach. Never thought low tide during sunrise could look so beautiful.


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BREKKY

So this is my breakfast every morning. Let me tell you what it consists of.. Water kefir, fresh coconut water and a shot of Guto Kola. If you have any questions of this nutritious meal, keep on reading.

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Water kefir? This was a new one for me and the first thought was that they had given me wine by mistake, the kind of wine that is left in a glass in the morning after a party..
But no. Water kefir is a natural supplier of probiotics to our digestive tract. Probiotics refers to the healthy bacteria that usually feeds on the “bad” unhealthy bacteria in our stomach and intestines. Bacterial overgrowth can lead to many illnesses some of which include fungi, yeast infections, indigestion, obesity, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, skin disorders, etc. By drinking water kefir you will bring balance to your internal microflora.

Gotu Kola is one of the most important rejuvanative herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It promotes memory and a clear, calm state of mind. It also has strong blood purifying effects and is especially useful for skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.

Coconut water is the juice in the interior or endosperm of young coconut. The water is one of the nature’s most dehydrating drinks and is consumed worldwide for its nutritious and health benefiting properties.
The liquid is clear, sweet, sterile and composed of unique chemicals such as sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. Did I say that it tastes amazing?!


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DAY 1

Good morning. So, day 1 of my cleanse. I thought I would start with showing you my schedule of the day. You might be wondering WT.. about a few things and I will do my best to explain everything at a later stage. Now I’m about to start my day with tea followed by yoga.

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Upon rising
Take supplements:
Fenugreek water
Ayurvedic herbs – 3 capsules
Vitamin C – 1 capsule
Probiotic – 1 capsule

Morning cleansing practices:
Neti
Enema
Uddiyana Brandha Kriya

7am
Tea is served in restaurant

7.30-9.30am
Breath work and yoga

10-11.00am
Water kefir
Wheatgrass or Gotu Kola shot
Coconut water

10.30am
Detox support meting

11-1pm
Ayurvedic herbs (take 15 min before juice)
Green detox juice
Psyllium-bentonite clay shake (take 15 min after juice)

1.30-2.30pm
Massage

2-5pm
Detox juice
Wheatgrass or Gotu Kola shot
Coconut water

5-6pm
Restorative yoga

6-8pm
Ayurvedic herbs (take 15 min before juice)
Detox vegetable broth
Detox amino acids drink
Psyllium-bentonite clay shake (take 30 min after juice)

Before bed
Probiotics – 1 cap
Triphala – 2 cap

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