No alcohol, no coffee, no heated oils, no dairy, no meat, no wheat, no smoke.
The gist of the cleanse our house is on through Chinese herbalist Malik of the Dragon's Den in Makawao, HI is a lot of "no's".
The first week focused on cleansing the liver, followed by the kidneys and we have just entered the lungs. We've also had a number of days of just raw-- nothing cooked.
The benefit of a raw diet is explained as such: raw foods generally contain enzymes in their natural state that aid in their digestion.
I've been cheating on the no tobacco, but otherwise have been hardcore. At this point, I am completing the cleanse for the same reason I climbed to the top of Mt. Whitney-- The satisfaction of completion, to get to the finish line. To say I did it, I did it fully, so I don't have to do it again.
Do you sense a little edge? Perhaps I'm edgy.
Day 23 is all water. The last day is integration-- fruits, veggies.
I'm appreciating that I like balance, I like meat, I like a drink...