Monday, February 2, 2009


I need it! This last week I had an allergic reaction to something. I went to the E.R. and was prescribed medicine and I hate taking anything but sometimes you have to. I was on Benadryl 50mg every six hours, Pepcid, yes the stuff for acid reflux, twice a day and Prednisone once a day. I was wacky. I gained about five pounds this past week because of the prednisone, crazy huh. So this next week I am going to do a detox in hopes to get everything out of my system.
This is from Mary-Ann Shearer newsletter. I am going to do this starting today. I just have to do something to get out of rut. I will let you know how it is going.


Drastic detox after the holidays

OK, so you feel like you can never get back on track and your health is lost forever! Here are some tips and guidelines for getting back on track with your health.

1. If you prefer a slower more permanent change then log onto for a free on line day by day program with recipes and tips and encouragement for 100 days. There is no catch but you will facilitate and aid your progress the most by making sure you have our book “Perfect Health – the natural way”, BarleyLife , Aimega and our organic salts. email info@mary-anns if you need help with this

2. If you have completed the 100 days program, repeating the program helps you get on track, but if you want do to something drastic to make a quick change to turbo boost your health, then follow these guidelines below.

3. Day 1 – 1 day digestive rest

Get up make your self a large glass of freshly extracted wheat grass or barley grass juice. Barley grass juice is at least 2 x more nutritious than wheat grass so you can have less and if you prefer you can use the dried barley grass juices from Aim called barleyLife. (We do as it is cheaper and so much more convenient than making your own!)

Go for a 10 minute walk to the corner and then turn around and walk back to make 20 minutes. Be sure to walk briskly but do not become so tired that you cannot talk or breath comfortably.


Another glass of barley grass juice – you may have some fresh or dried carrot and or apple juice with this.

1-2pm repeat the juices above

3.30pm – 5 pm repeat juices

If you can manage, have the juices again for supper and go to bed before 9am and read in bed if you cannot fall asleep.

If you cannot go any further without eating then choose 1 of the following;

Either up to 4 pieces of fresh fruit


A large dinner plate of fresh salad use some organic herb salt and a little olive oil if need be.

Day 2

Get up and have your green juice again (BarleyLife or other green leaves) This time include 4-6 Aimega capsules from Aim (the BarleyLife people) or 1- 2 Tbsp of a flax oil blend

Go for your walk

Make a smoothie when you get back consisting of;

a tight handful of raw nuts like cashews or almonds or seeds per person (sesame seed paste called tahini is also great)

some fresh pineapple or apples or mangoes or pears or a combination

Add a handful of fresh or frozen berries as an option

Add fresh orange or apple juice and or Ceres or Liquifruit mango and Orange/apple juice

Take in a bottle in the car if in a hurry or sit quietly and sip your tall glass (OK you can also do this while you work if you MUST!)


Have 1-2 pieces fresh fruit


Have a large plate of fruit salad or fresh vegetable salad. You can just eat a cucumber if you like, but make sure it will fill 1-2 cupped handfuls. (OK so you don’t actually have to fill your hands but it gives you an idea of the quantities that eat person needs to eat)

You can include a small handful of sunflower seeds or raisins with either

3pm 1 glass barley grass (BarleyLife) juice


1-2 pieces fresh fruit


6-7.30pm (do not eat after 8pm)

Repeat as for lunch with either option but now you can include;

1-3 cups of steamed neutral vegetables (see food combining chart at back of Perfect Health book)

Day 3 and 4 repeat

Day 5, 6 and 7 you may include either

1 – 2 baked potatoes or

1-2 cups of brown rice

1-3 sweet corn on the cob

During detox the following are not allowed




Chocolates or candy






Dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt)

Artificial sweeteners or diet drinks


Refined sugar

After day 7 follow either option 1, 2 or 3 in chapter 4 of Perfect Health as a maintenance program

If this is too drastic for you, log on and follow a program designed to help you get healthy in your own time.

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