90 Day Detox with Celery

For some time now I have been following Anthony Williams with his book Medical Medium, Thyroid Healing and his most recent book Liver Rescue. Each morning before anything else you carry out a celery detox for ninety days.  You need a bunch of fresh celery, (organic) if possible and add 16 fl oz of water. Sounds awful, doesn’t it?
 
I am sure that most of you make a face thinking about it and I must say you were not alone as I too felt the same. I have never liked the taste of celery in any form let alone first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and before consuming anything else. Regardless if it helps to clean our systems. However, something inside of me urged me to pay attention. So a few months ago I purchased my first pack of celery which turned my stomach immediately just smelling it in its wrapper made me feel nauseous. This bunch of celery lay on the fridge shelf until I threw it in the bin.
 
According to Anthony, he says, “You should buy whole celery and wash it, chop it up and then pour 16 fl oz water, blend them together through a juicer.” Well, I don’t have one, and so I improvised as you will see as you go along.
 
I told myself not to be pathetic after all no-one likes taking medication, but they do as it says on the label. So, I decided to give it another go. I followed the recipe the following morning and made up my first batch. It didn’t look satisfying as I poured the liquidated mixture into a glass. I swallowed the juices while chewing my way through the rest of the content, it was much worse than I had imagined. Ugh, I thought as I re-read the recipe.  I had missed out one factor which I was meant to include and had not. This was putting the juice and celery through a sieve and then drinking it. So, next morning I tried again but really struggled to drink it all it down. The following morning I couldn’t bring myself to making it let alone drinking it. This continued until three weeks ago when I decided to try a different method.
 
I decided that if I changed my attitude towards this celery detox, surely it would help me. So, the following morning I took a leaf out of Louise Hay’s book of affirmations and made up a short message of my own. Each day I told myself,  “Today, I will make this delicious celery drink to help cleanse my body,” Throughout my day I repeated this phrase as many times as I could. The following day it still tasted awful. However, I continued with my affirmations and although I didn’t notice any difference at the time I did have a different approach to the whole situation especially since I have stuck with it all.
 
According to Anthony Williams recipe, I believe in what he says and the ideas of eating from mother earth. So, one morning I picked three stems of celery, 2 stalks of Asparagus and added an apple then filled the juice maker with 16 fl oz of water. Once contents were liquidated I put it through a sieve and squeezed the juice out of the pulp, then I poured it into a glass. I sat down and tasted it and I am happy to say it was quite pleasant.  Now although I started with a mixture of ingredients, I now have it down to 4 stems of Celery and half an apple, I am enjoying it. More importantly, I feel so much better in myself, I had a health problem earlier in the year which the Doctor said would very likely return. She was correct it started again in October. Since drinking the celery juice, my problem has disappeared. I feel so much better and have more energy which keeps me going most of my day.
 
I recently read in one of his books that if you’re struggling with having celery juice in the early stages. Perhaps you should try adding an apple to give it a sweeter taste. Once your taste buds get used to the drink, you will be able to drink celery juice much better. Today, I had my first bunch of celery with half an apple. Baby steps are all it takes. 
 

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Sleeping on the Edge!

Ten days ago I was enjoying a five day treat away at Center Parc’s Whinefell, Penrith and having a lovely time. The forecast did not sound good but I’ve never been one for living by weather forecasts anyway.  Despite the forecast, the days were sunny, and sky slightly overcast but only the one day when we had a light shower.  We arrived at Center Parc’s around 2pm on Monday and took our two dogs  Susie and Chester for a walk up to the village.  Bob was left to unload the car and return the car back to parking area.  sheila and  I managed to get lost our way back  from the village. By the time we arrived back at the lodge, Bob was finished unpacking and looking pretty fed up having been left to do everything.

Having made the booking online, we noticed a good few of the days were fully booked.  So we were unable to stretch our activities over five days.  Due to this, our  activities were mainly over three days. This meant we wouldn’t have a great deal of time between each activity to get back to walk the dogs in between. However, we  took it all in our stride including having a spot of lunch. The Cafe Rouge was our first-night dining out which was quite pleasant, the Cocktails were quite large but very tasty.  On Tuesday morning was the Geocache which we were all looking forward to. This caused a mixture of feelings as we thought there would be a group of us but this was not the case. We really enjoyed it just the same.. In the afternoon we did the Treasure Hunt on our bicycles and we were all over the place looking for clues. Despite a heavy shower, we completed it albeit a bit wet. When we returned with our results we learned we had won the Geocache. 1st Prize Game of Ten Pin Bowling.  It was not hard to do considering we were the only team. Later that evening  we went out for an Indian dinner in the evening.

On Wednesday morning  our first class was the Hula Hoop session. Now I haven’t tried Hula Hoop since junior school days and that wasn’t yesterday or the day before.. It wasn’t very easy but Sheila showed us how it was done and she did some impressive steps.  Next class was Bollywood dancing, followed by  Lavender Relaxation. We felt as though it was never going to stop but it was great fun.  In between, we cycled back to exercise our dogs  and have a bite of lunch which Sheila prepared earlier. Bob had Pseudo Gout in his big toe but despite his pain, we didn’t hear a peep out of him.Bless him.  Bob cycled everywhere and this made his life so much easier. The days seemed to fly by and by Thursday it was our Aerobic’s class first,  followed by Pilates but we had forty-five minutes in hand and so we headed back to the lodge for an early lunch and walk the dogs. We had no sooner eaten before we were off on our bicycles to do Pilates.

At the end of the path were two gates staggered across the path, not unlike the rest but these were much closer. As I cycled along I didn’t realize how close they were together and as I cycled through the last gate lost my balance and down I went onto the timber fencing. Knocking myself completely out of breath. I managed to get myself pulled around and back on my bicycle in time to continue to the next class which was Pilates. I actually was feeling numb by this time but continued with the exercise. After class I managed to cycle back to the lodge but I was feeling a little stiff. Sheila was booked in for the Treetop climb in the afternoon and I wanted to watch her going around. By the time I reached the  the climbing area I was feeling a little cold and shivery  and took a seat in the hut whilst Sheila prepared for her climb. I explained the incident that morning and one of the attendants suggested I  go via taxi to the Health Centre, but on arrival they suggested I go on to Penrith Hospital.  After an examination, The Dr suggested I had strained my ribs and back. I was advised to take medication and take things easy. As the evening drew close, I was reminded  of the Showtime Dance and Singing of the 60’s evening. By this time I was beginning to struggle with the cycling but we managed to arrive in time. We were amazed at how good these young singers and dancers were. They never stopped and had everyone joining in dancing and singing. It was a great night.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

As we made our way back to the lodge I was beginning to feel sore and pushed my bike back to the lodge. As we were leaving the next day we spent  what was left of the evening packing. as we were to vacate the lodge by 1000 hrs Friday morning. I couldn’t get on my bicycle and so I walked up to the village to go swimming as I thought the swimming would help ease my back and ribs.  We had lunch at the Italian Restaurant which was excellent and shortly afterward we drove home. On arrival home, I could barely get into bed let alone lie in it, so spent my first night sleeping on the edge. Great holiday and no regrets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peppy

  Horse Head, Animal, Horses, Fur, Team

  He was very, very tall, as black as ebony.

His eyes were dark and small, with little mane at all,

He was green at the mouth and vicious to go near

He had every kind of vice, people begged me to stay clear.

 

He grazed in a field by day and night, guarding it with all his might.

Keeping anyone away, who came into sight.

At first, it was hard but still, I try to train,

Many a spill I had, but I always came back again.

 

Those who took a shortcut  on their way home at night

Peppy waited  from afar, where he couldn’t be seen, at all,

Then quietly tip-toe towards the gate, he’d go.

A mighty scream, a yelp, and some swearing, with strong words not for sharing.

 

At last, I did conquer that wild and lonely thing,

With darkness in his soul and fear of what it might bring,

But through tenderness and a firm hand

Many hours we spent together, He learned to understand.

 

Morale of story.

So never take a dislike to horse with a vice,

As Happiness and lots love is all that he wants

and he’ll turn out very nice and trusting.

Just like my Peppy.