The 21-day ‘conscious cleanse’: is it for me?

February 22nd, 2016 by Tonya

The countdown to our annual 21-day 'conscious cleanse' begins in just under two weeks. To give you some idea of whether you'd like to join us for the cleanse, here's what it entails. The diet consists of gradually taking out of the diet all those foods - and drinks - that may be 'fighting' with the body, ie, pretty much anything that doesn't occur in nature or that may be difficult for your body to digest Read More...

The 21-day cleanse… is it for me?

March 23rd, 2015 by Tonya

As I mentioned in a post last week, our 21-day 'conscious cleanse' consists of gradually taking out of the diet all those foods - and drinks - that may be 'fighting' with the body, ie, pretty much anything that doesn't occur in nature or that may be difficult for your body to digest. The ten days before the diet begins (ie, from Monday March 30th) we use to psychologically and physically prepare for our new way of eating and drinking Read More...

Day 4 – Detox diary countdown

March 3rd, 2012 by Tonya

Red, red wine We should strictly have taken this one out on the first day, when we junked artificial additives, but for many of us, especially over here in the UK, alcohol is so much a part of the fabric of our lives that it merits a little more ceremony somehow! Alcohol has become such a social norm for so many people – that it's hard to imagine life without it Read More...

Day 7 – Detox diary countdown

February 29th, 2012 by Tonya

Moo-ve over, cow's milk! Have you ever considered how unusual it is for us to drink cow's milk, when so many of us are weaned on mother's milk? These two milks were 'designed' for two different species! One reason why so many of us have a lactose intolerance – many of us, that we don't even know about! Sometimes, a programme like this can highlight such an intolerance – and should you choose to make use of this kind of information and change your diet long-term as a result, all those mysterious (more…)

Day 10 – Detox diary countdown

February 26th, 2012 by Tonya

Are we ready to begin? Today, we're going to 'detox' our food cupboards by taking out everything that is not 'allowed' on the programme (I hesitate to call it a 'diet', with all the word's negative connotations. For me, a diet is undertaken specifically to lose weight; with this programme, the intention is to be good to the self, become more healthy in body, mind and spirit – with any weight loss a side issue) Read More...

Why detox?

February 25th, 2012 by Tonya

For me, lapses of energy for no apparent reason, pronounced mood swings, feeling uncomfortable in my body, aches and pains... are all signs that I need to unburden my body-mind of toxins. If you're feeling any of these things on a regular basis, it might be a good idea to detox. The detox programme I'm proposing – and which begins in 12 days time, (more…)

Day 21 – Detox diet plan

May 5th, 2011 by Tonya

To your radiant health! And a big thanks to Jane and Jackie at my favourite coffee house, the Watts Gallery Tea Shop!

Day 20 – Detox diet plan

May 4th, 2011 by Tonya

Well done, sport It's the penultimate day of the detox diet plan - and all I've really got to say is (more…)