Feeling very calm and peaceful right now...
Ok, so I returned from my appointment about 2 hours ago. Before getting into the details, I have to say that I would recommend doing one for sure. Alot came out...not like thick black chunks that we all see in pictures, but more yellow mucus buildup.
I went to Sana Vita on E 16th St. Right before going, I realized that my card was good for a free Energy Session with the purchase of a colonic. So I called to get the price. $115, but they said that they would give me the $40 discount since it was my first time, but no complimentary energy session. I hesitated a little at $115 (Thats like 9 trays of wheatgrass!) but at $75, I knew it was worth it both for the experience and to share it with all of you. (If you care to know)...
A great raw-food documentary that shows good footage of what goes on during a colonic is called "Supercharge Me...30 Days Raw"
So the place was very pleasant. Very warm and inviting and really clean. I filled out the forms about medical history and diet, and then got changed. The woman that worked on me was wonderful. Very informative and gentle. If anyone is squeamish about these, don't worry. They are professionals and they do a very good job (at least mine did).
I told her about my apple FEASTS and she said that apples are actually one of the best ones to eat because:
1. The phosphorus helps to release the mucus in the system (I think thats what she told me)
2. Apple are low on the glycemic scale so my blood sugar isnt going to fluctuate
and 3. All that insoluble fiber in apples is going to scrub my insides right before my colonic.
She even did chlorophyll implants, which felt really good. When they fill you up, you really can feel the pressure, but when she released the water and started to massage my abdomen, lots of bits and pieces were showing up. So I dont know how common those big massive chunks are that we see in the online ads. True, Im not 50-60 years old and haven't been eating bread (glue) and meat all my life, so my colon is REALLY clean compared to 99% of the population. THANK YOU GREEN SMOOTHIES!!!
The whole thing took about 45 minutes, and when I was walking to my apt, I felt almost WACKY. Like really joyful and goofy. I had this huge smile on my face for no apparent reason. I went home, did some phone calls, then made myself a monster green juice blended with 3 lemons.
Once you're clean, you want to stay clean. That is an excellent reason for a colonic as well. That fresh start gives you a great reason to keep your system from becoming toxic again. Im going to be doing the sauna along with skin brushing 3-4 times a week now as well, so I think Im going to detox even more. I like to bring a scrub glove into the sauna with me and just go at it before I start to sweat. I feel that this activates the pores or glands or something....I just seem to sweat alot more when I do the dry scrub beforehand.
So...try a colonic! For $75 I feel that it was beyond worth it. I feel REALLY good right now, and really cleaned out.
Thoughts on Water -
Ok, I have to admit. I LOVE Fiji water. And Trader Joe's sells 1.5 liters for $1.59...so thats not bad at all. With all the juice I drink and smoothies and fruits, thats all the water I need anyways. I just felt bad about going through so many bottles. Its nice to buy a gallon, because it will take 2-3 days to go through it, and its basically the same amount of waste. I wish I could by big 5 gallon bottles of Fiji. Iceland water is also very good. In Hong Kong I would by this 8.9 PH Japanese spring water, and that was amazing, and they still sell Trinity over there too! It probably takes them much longer to sell their stock of it...unlike here where people would be buying cases of it if it was for sale again.
There is that part of me that feels bad about drinking this precious resource of Fiji. Like all these spoiled westerners are literally draining this island of its pure H20. What does everyone think? I only want to put the purest water into my body, but at what cost to the environment? Bottles of water are a big problem, but still really small when you think about other problems that we face.
And NYC rainwater is obviously out of the question. So should I just go for a 1.5 liter of Fiji every day? Poland Spring has a pH of 6.5, Fiji's pH is 7.5.
We are going for alkalinity, so let's do it full on...right?
Green Smoothie of the Day:
2-3 Cups of Fresh Spinach or Swiss Chard, or your other favorite green (about one small bunch)
VERY hydrating and cooling. Add an avocado if you desire more creaminess.
Enjoy our complex meals on special occasions and when going out to eat, but try to keep it simple while at home. Learn to love the quick smoothies and easy meals. If youre in the kitchen all the time, make sure youre having fun...