cruditesDAY 10: COUNTDOWN TO THE21-DAY 'CONSCIOUS CLEANSE'So, it's day one of the countdown to our annual Little White Feather cleanse, in which we prepare our bodies for a more conscious way of eating and drinking that is more in synch with our natural selves.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 that word's connotations. For me, a diet is undertaken specifically to lose weight; with this programme, the intention is to be loving towards ourselves, by ingesting foods as near to their natural state as possible – with any weight loss a side issue).So, start by getting yourself a nice big box from the supermarket, go to your food cupboard and fill it with anything not on the programme. Put simply, that's anything with artificial additives in it. Start looking at the labels - you'll be surprised just how many 'e numbers' and subtly-disguised chemicals sneak in there without you looking.Once it's packed up, put it away somewhere out of sight, for retrieval sometime after you resume 'normal eating' (which may be never, as you'll start to feel so good). You may even want to offer the contents of the box to a neighbour, to signal your commitment to new ways of living and eating! And while you're at it, go through your fridge and freezer - and do the same. I know it feels like a terrible waste, but when you think of what ingesting these additives is doing to your body (effectively lining your gut with toxins and in the long-term contributing to everything from feelings of lethargy to bloating to mood swings - not to mention the more subtle effects on your vibration and consciousness) you won't give it another thought!Now you have nothing in the house to tempt you when you have one of those moments!Tomorrow: replenishing your stores with healthy foods