Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Noni and other new toys...

Today I had my first fresh noni juice. WOW. Intense stuff. Costa Rica is quite the noni-land, so after a couple of weeks of turning my nose up at the smell of it in friends' houses, it seemed inevitable that it was going to work its way into my juice schedule at some point…it was not an entirely unwelcome addition today, but definitely seems to fall into the ‘acquired taste’ category of foods…the taste to me is unfortunately rather reminiscent of…vomit…LOL…it is a very ‘nasal’ experience for me, getting right up into the top and back of my mouth and nasal cavities…it feels so powerful…it works primarily to boost the immune system, with a HUGE antioxidant rating and my friends here are absolute noni aficionados, fully extolling its healing virtues. Noni is claimed to help relieve all kinds of conditions, such as:

Gastric ulcers
High blood pressure
Menstrual cramps
Sleeping disorders
Weight loss

It definitely feels like strong stuff to me…not sure I’d be up for having it daily just yet, but it felt like a powerful tonic this morning…

I woke easily and happily this morning, refreshed after a good 8 hour sleep. I am noticing how much easier it seems to be getting to get up and going in the mornings now, compared to the first week of this feast…

Today I have had:

½ litre (1 pint) water with lime juice
750ml (3 cups) noni and blackberry juice with coconut water
1 litre (1 quart) orange/pineapple/green juice
juice of one green coconut
1 litre (1 quart) guava and blackberry juice
1 litre (1 quart) greens with carrot and green powder
1 tsp bee pollen
½ litre (1 pint) water
½ litre (1 pint) water with lime juice

which makes…about 5.5 litres of fluids today…or abt 1.45 gallons…nice…

I was out of the house most of the day today and had waaaay too much sugary stuff for my needs, along the way – wow – got totally sugared-out…my teeth also got totally fuzzed-up and annoyed...I thereby established my first rule of juice feasting:

1. Never travel without a toothbrush...

I started to notice how interesting it is with sugars that if I take them into my body in conjunction with exercise, all feels great and the net effect is I feel energized. If I have that much sugar however and don’t get much exercise in around the same time, the net effect is I feel spacey and sleepy…it’s interesting to me that the effect can be so different, almost opposite, after ingesting exactly the same stuff…I did a LOT of skipping this evening to try to help my body deal with the sugar impact and balance out…

Something I’m surprised to notice this week is that although we have a Green Star juicer sitting in the kitchen, we have not used it once and it does not even seem to come to consideration in my mind to use it when we go to make juice – the Vitamix-and-nut-milk-bag combo we’re been using so far just works so well for us and we’re SO quick at getting juices knocked out in it now, that it just doesn’t appeal to start using the actual juicer…I wouldn’t have anticipated that a few weeks back – the idea of starting this juice feast without a ‘real juicer’ felt a bit daunting in fact, but…we’ve been doing just fine this way…how blessed we are… :)

Today I received interesting new info from David Rain, such as: it’s within the guidelines of this cleanse to consume virgin coconut oil…woo-hoo :)…nice…abt a tablespoon every few days or so apparently is a good antimicrobial/antibacterial boost…I look forward to getting into that… fresh aloe vera gel is also on the menu and apparently mangoes can be good, as long as blended with plenty of water and strained, to make something more like ‘mango water’ in consistency than mango juice…very good to know…wow, more exciting things to try in the days to come...

All blessings,
Angela. x

1 comment:

  1. Could you post exactly how you do the juice in the vitamix? what proportion of water do you use, and how long do you blend? Thanks Angela! I love your blog.