Sunday, December 21, 2014

Day 1: letting go of definitions

April 26, 2008

* In Dec, 2014, I went back and manipulated the dates so that my juice feast could be read in order from start to finish. However, I added the original date to the start of each post. 

Here we go!

1 Qt: smoothie (after this I don't use frozen fruit, and this drink is not strained through a nut milk bag, though the rest will be): banana, fzn pineapples, fzn mango, comfrey leaves, arugula sprouts, mint, lemon balm water.

wheatgrass juice in water

1 Qt + 1 cup: celery, apple and water

1 Tbsp chlorophyll in water

1/2 Qt: pineapple spinach juice (blended and strained through nut milk bag)

Raspberry leaf infusion (strong tea)

1+ Qt: carrot, cucumber, chard, apples, water, and 1 tsp spirulina

Today I opened up Eckart Tolle's A New Earth for a random quote, this is what it said:

"Give up defining yourself - to yourself and to others."

So here I was yesterday, in my intro, defining myself.

I am not all those things I said yesterday; I just AM.

That will be a little something to ponder.

Also, I plan on adding more supplements: MSM, digestive enzymes, hemp oil, and bee pollen at least. They recommend these and other supplements on

You can read what Paul Pitchford says about bee pollen in Healing with Whole Foods, pp. 111-112.

Pitchford recommends trying just a grain on your tongue to test for allergies, which is a great idea because my husband tried a few grains and had a severe allergy!
Care, presence and gratitude.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 2: Rooting out cravings

April 27, 2008

Today's juices:

1/2 Qt Pineapple, Spinach, Water
1/2 Qt Blended watermelon
some granules of bee pollen to try it out
1/2 Qt water
1/2 qt plus 1 cup carrot + juice from yesterday
juice of about 2.5 oranges (I juiced four, but Ella drank some, too)
1Qt: tomato, garlic greens, onion greens, yellow pepper, cucumber, celery, collard, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, kelp, dulse and water
1/2 tsp coconut oil with a drizzle of honey, followed by water, which made my stomach burn a little. And the pain went up to the front of my right shoulder.
1/2 Qt. water with chlorophyll
1 1/2 Q pineapple, orange, spinach and water
wheatgrass juice in water

My random quote from Eckart Tolle today is:

"What is it in humans that loves to feel bad and calls it good? The pain-body, of course." (p.153 of A New Earth.)

That is a big WOW for me when it comes to food. While making my daughter's mashed potatoes and lentils today I thought, "I want it!" But how could I? It makes me feel so bad when I eat that way. But the food is so good! How can that be? I never thought it was my pain-body creating that craving. Calling that food good just to make me feel bad, because the pain-body, of course is all about pain.

I was used to understanding the pain-body in terms of my irritability, anger, and what-not. I can usually catch myself, knowing it is my pain-body feeding on those emotions. But to think of it this way sheds a whole new light.

What I realize with the juicing (and raw foods in general), is the ABSENCE of fullness, bloating, pain. And really I don't notice the absence, so it feels uncomfortable to me. The pain is not there, and so my pain-body (for more info about the pain body, look at Tolle's A New Earth or The Power of Now) is saying, "Eat this! Mmmmm, doesn't that pizza look good? Oh, yes, that is soooo good" because it wants me to feel bad, because the pain-body is like another being living inside me, and it lives on pain.

I ordered my supplements from iherb today! If you've never seen iherb, check them out: great prices.

In fact, after this last order they gave me a referral code to pass along. If you order from them, use referral code: MEL526 for $5-off.



My left foot hurts so much! I broke it two years ago, but it healed so quickly and has never given me pain.
rt ankle also hurt a lot. That is from a bad break when I was in high school.
insomnia last night - barely slept at all

yesterday: day 1 during my nap: dreamed I gave birth - easily, unassisted. The baby came out still in her sac (not sure if it was a girl or boy, actually.)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 3

April 28, 2008

I woke early because I was so hungry! I did EFT: tapping on the points saying "even though I am hungry, juice is nourishing me" (or something to that effect.) But I got up at 4:55 am and made juice. Today I had:

3/4 qt: orange, banana, spinach, 1 tsp spirulina, water
1 3/4 qt: beet, beet greens, collard, apple, carrot, water and 1 tsp bee pollen
1 1/4 qt: celery, cuke, collard, apple, lemon, romaine lettuce and water
1 qt: orange, papaya, banana, spinach, mint, lemon balm and water
1/2 qt: mango, water, ice and pinch real salt in blender (no filter)

Went to the zoo today and had good energy, but felt hungry. Brought the juice with me. Making three different quarts of juice and washing all the machines took less than an hour. (I used our Jack Lelane juice and the blender with nutmilk bag.)

I haven't had a bowel movement in three days and according to I should have 2-3/day! I decided I needed to try the enema thing. First time ever so was trying to get a feel for the whole thing. Did get some stool out, though.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 4: Salsa juice

April 29, 2008

Yesterday at the zoo I was craving the salsa we brought for Ella. It was from Mad Mex (a great local restaurant) and it was their fresh raw salsa. Today I tried to create the salsa as a juice: success! It was delicious and very satisfying.

Today I drank:

1/3 qt: grapefruit, mint, lemon balm, and lg tsp bee pollen
2/3 qt: yesterday's carrot, etc
wheatgrass juice in water
1 qt salsa juice: tomato, cuke, celery, collard, cilantro, lemon, salt, yellow pepper, garlic, onion, water
1 qt: pineapple, orange, spinach, with 1 tsp spirulina and water
1 1/4 qt: carrot, apple, beet
nettle tea

Did another enema tonight. They recommend morning, which does make more sense in terms of Chinese medicine: the bowel time is 5 am - 7 am. But I am more likely not to be disturbed when Ella falls asleep in the evening. From wee hours of the morning until she wakes up, Ella is a light sleeper who nurses quite a bit.

Symptoms today:
stickiness in teeth when molars meet
slight headache and heavy head (frontal, above eyes)
right ankle pain
shoulders, upper back and neck achy after end of long day out with Ella

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 5

April 30, 2008

Juices today:

2/3 qt: grapefruit, orange, mint, lemon balm, 1 tsp bee pollen
1/2 T coconut oil
nettle tea
1 qt: tomato, cuke, celery, collard, cilantro, lemon, kelp, fermented veggies, carrot, yellow pepper, onion, garlic, salt, water
1 2/3 qt: coconut water, lime, pineapple, papaya, mango, banana, mints, lemon balm, spinach, spirulina
1/2 qt: celery, cuke, lime, apple, collards


exhausted today.
fuzzy teeth (brushed a lot)
pain in many joints (ankle, foot, wrist) -- anxiously awaiting my MSM!
cracked right thumb and middle finger -- also awaiting my hemp oil! Should probably add olive oil and more coconut oil meanwhile.
woke feeling shaky and weak during the night

I added the fermented veggies to the blender in hopes of getting probiotics. Dave assured me they would go through the sprout bag.

Dave started the master cleanse today! (He is experiencing lots of allergies and asthma this year: wheezing, coughing, itching eyes, etc.)

Here are some of my reasons for doing this juice feast:

  1. To get as healthy as possible, and ready to have another baby
  2. For best chances of a healthy and easy pregnancy and childbirth
  3. If possible, to change Rh factor, or at least make it into a non-issue by being so healthy
  4. To live an energetic and long life
  5. To achieve ideal weight
  6. To adjust physically and emotionally my way of eating/nourishment
  7. Connect to the earth
  8. To be free of joint pain, stiffness and achiness

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 6

May 1, 2008


  • 1 qt: grapefruit, orange, spinach + 1 lg tsp bee pollen (I love the bee pollen!)
  • wheatgrass in water
  • 1 1/2 qt: tomato, cuke, celery, lime, pepper, arugula, dandelion greens, cilantro, salt, kelp, onion, garlic, water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • raspberry leaf tea
  • 1 qt: banana, young coconut flesh, pineapple, apple, lime, water, spinach
  • 1 qt watermelon juice
  • 1 qt: comfrey, chives, onion, garlic, arugula, dandelion greens, cilantro, lime, tomato, cuke, celery, pepper, salt, water, avocado, olive oil, spirulina

Today I really wanted to eat, and then I didn't, and then the real feelings came up: I was so sad and missed my daughter Molly so much.


  • slept great! the whole night through and I hardly ever have done that in my life
  • hungry
  • right thumb and middle finger still cracked
  • phlegmy
  • teeth not as fuzzy
  • irritable this morning
  • very tired by 6:30 pm
  • fuzzy teeth returned in the evening

Today I asked "what is the answer to everything?" and then opened A New Earth to a random quote. The answer is: (from page 245)

"All you have to do is watch it happening."

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pictures from before and week 1

May 2, 2008

On the top is me just before starting the juice feast. Below is me on day 7. Hmmm. Maybe the slightest difference? Suddenly I have a neck, although I did just return from a yoga class in the second picture.

Before (top) = 182 lbs
Day 7 (below) = 175 lbs

Today's Juice:

  • 1 Qt Grapefruit, orange, dandelion greens, spinach, peppermint, spearmint, applemint, lemon balm + 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 1/2 Qt tomato etc from yesterday
  • 1/2 Qt Butternut squash, apple, ginger and water with cinnamon (yum!)
  • 1 Qt and 1 cup tomato, arugula, cuke, celery, lime, onion, garlic, yellow pepper, salt, onion powder (not a great idea, ick), tumeric, 1/4 tsp kelp, 1 tsp spirulina, olive oil
  • 1 1/2 qt carrot, apple, beet and water
  • coconut oil
  • 1 cap cascara sagrada

I did do an enema tonight, which released some stuff, though I still feel bloated.

Felt very sad missing Molly this morning. Went to a great yoga class, though. Very inward focus, just what I needed.