by Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND
Glutathione, antioxidant – Do You Have Enough?
Non-Persistent exposures make up 84% of total body burden – that includes phthalates, BPA, pesticides, plasticizers.
With the shakes completed, I decided to introduce foods slowly. For the rest of you following along, if you want to see it out until the last possible minute of Day 7 keep going!! You’re doing awesome! The morning was still the usual for the week, steamed broccoli and beans and one black coffee.
This morning was another early rise – 6:15am to get ready for a very important event. What event do you ask?? Well I was to receive recognition and an award for Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 for Haldimand County. On my drive to the breakfast, I thought maybe I will just eat with everyone else, break this cleanse.
Woke up this morning at 7:30am and the first thing I started doing was listing all the yummy breakfast foods I was going to have – boiled eggs, toast, butter. This was quickly squashed when reality kicked in and realized I was still on this stupid all vegetable cleanse. Errg! (as you can tell, some resentment has crept in).
One of my personal goals is to remain as cool and calm as possible. I am trying to not let stress affect me, trying not to obsess over things that have happened in the past and trying not to read too much into conversations or written words when I don’t need to.
Preparing the meals was easier today. I did a huge grocery shop yesterday and laughed at myself at the check out line as my entire basket was green compared to other peoples boxed foods, potato chips and sugary beverages.
Early morning wake up, 6:30am on a Sunday, but off to be inspired by the amazing runners (especially my little sis) at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in Toronto. Knowing that I would be away from home for hours, I steamed 2 cups of vegetables and brought along a huge salad as well as the detox shake.
I always complete a detox program every spring and fall. Normally I opt for the hypoallergenic detox – lean meats (chicken and fish), vegetables, berries and dairy alternatives. All soy, sugar, alcohol, corn, gluten and cow dairy must be avoided at all times.