Day 3 – Reorientation

September 26th, 2011 by Tonya

You'll be happy to know that you can enjoy your usual breakfast today (but without tea or coffee if you can!) and resume your normal eating pattern. I often advise people though to follow a vegetarian diet with no alcohol or strong spices for a couple of weeks after the diet and a healthy lifestyle including good organic foods if they can Read More...

Day 2 – Liver and gallbladder cleanse

September 25th, 2011 by Tonya

So, how are you feeling? Depending on what time it is, probably pretty bleary-eyed! Fancy making you log on to your laptop before you know what you can eat of a morning!!! And without as much as a hint! Well, if it's before 6, I'm going to ask you to have another little lie-down, on the sofa, or to go for an early-morning walk with the dog or something, as it's not advisable to take your first dose of Epsom Salts (as follows) until then: 6AM or later: Take another serving of the Epsom Salts If there is any indigestion or nausea, wait till it passes before taking the Epsom Salts Read More...

Day 1 – Liver and gallbladder cleanse

September 24th, 2011 by Tonya

I did touch on this earlier in the week, but basically today you can eat pretty normally up until 2pm, when we stop eating, to enable the major organs to rest before the cleanse itself begins. Having said that, it's best to stop taking any dietary supplements: any unnecessary (more…)

Day 1 – Detox countdown

September 23rd, 2011 by Tonya

Alcohol has become such a social norm for so many people, especially in the UK – that it's hard for most of us to imagine life without it. Today, however, and for every day from now till the diet ends on Monday – and longer if you're willing, I'm encouraging you to go without it. Drinking alcohol is actually very taxing on the liver Read More...

Day 2 – countdown to liver and gallbladder cleanse

September 22nd, 2011 by Tonya

I'd encourage everyone to do a little gentle exercise each day – even if it's some gentle stretching before work - or you can park half a mile away from the office and stroll in to the office every morning, for a change! This will support your liver in detoxifying. It's a well known fact that stiffness of the joints and limbs can be a sign of blocked liver energy and so keeping the body moving and flexible will be doing your liver a favour Read More...

Day 3 – Detox countdown

September 21st, 2011 by Tonya

Many of the toxins stored in the liver are of petrochemical origin (pesticides, additives, fertilisers, chemicals...) These are like 'hardened oils' within the liver. To dissolve a hardened oil, it stands to reason that you would need to use another oil. When we wash our hands with soap we're observing the same principle – we need it to dissolve the hardened grease and grime on our own bodies Read More...

Day 4 – Detox countdown

September 20th, 2011 by Tonya

So today I'd like to ask you a billion-dollar question: are you generally healthy? Because you'll need a good basic level of wellbeing to do this diet. Do you, generally speaking, have a good appetite, does your digestive system function OK, do you fall asleep and wake up easily, do you have a relatively good memory and no major illnesses? If so, you're probably (more…)

Be a lamp unto yourself

September 19th, 2011 by Tonya

Speaking of the nights drawing in and seasonal affective disorder or SAD, there's something in Gautama the Buddha's words: 'Be a lamp unto yourself'. When our inner fire is fully lit we don't need an external light quite so much! One of the things that facilitates finding this inner fire, I think, is finding our joy Read More...