Malic acid made all the difference this time around! If you’ve been following, you know that you have a choice the first six days of the liver cleanse to opt for a liter of apple juice per day or a liter of water with a teaspoon of malic acid mixed in. Last month, the apple juice made the week much more memorable than this month’s cleanse. I was so miserably gaseous last month from the apple cider sugar overload that I needed an additional colonic apart from the cleanse’s mandatory colonics. So moving forward I am only going to be ingesting the malic acid mixture. It made the cleanse feel almost nonexistent. Well that and not adhering to the dietary restrictions (no meat, dairy or fried foods) made it easier for me! I had just finished menstruating when I started the cleanse prep, so I felt like I needed some iron and ate meat for a few days. I also drank wine, which I have no excuse for.
Last month, a client gave me some advice on how to half-ass a cleanse and his advice was ringing in my head this month, justifying my choices. He told me that on his fifth or sixth cleanse, he ate like total shit and actually ended up having one of his most successful cleanses (as in releasing the most stones)! Making the cleanse prep DO-able for you is important so that you are encouraged to keep going the following month. So while I’m not condoning the eating of crap, I think the most important thing is to be restrictive on the sixth and seventh day, following Moritz’s directions to the letter. Drink the malic acid mixture in the morning and eat a plain lunch of white rice and steamed vegetables seasoned with nothing other than sea salt. Eat nothing for the rest of the day. At 6pm and again at 8pm, drink 3/4 cup of epsom salt water. At 10pm, drink a mixture of 1/2 cup olive oil and 2/3 cup of freshly squeezed, strained grapefruit juice. Immediately lay flat and try to go to sleep. The next morning, you have to drink that nasty epsom salt water again at 6am and then at 8am, remaining upright. You will start to crap the stones out somewhere in between or after the second epsom salt dosage. At 10am, you can drink freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice. One half hour later, you can have a piece of fruit and then an hour later, a normal light lunch.
I didn’t get any cool green stones this time, so I have no pictures to show off, but I think maybe my dark eye circles are getting lighter??