I kinda botched it this evening - and I got a raging headache for it.
My wife came home from the store with a ton of processed snack foods. I was tempted then not - then company came over and BAM. That shit filled my stomach.
This brings up a major point actually.
When someone in the home is attempting to fast, detox, eliminate some food or addiction - do not have those substances in the house. Temptation is too strong and much harder when someone 2 feet away from you is munching on something processed and tasty while you are eating a piece of celery.
Not to say it is my wife's fault - not at all. I am to blame.
She told me, 'Ben. Don't do it."
My mind said, "You're right."
But my gut and facial nerve said, "Ah a bit won't kill me. I decided to do a full heavy metal detox so I deserve to binge a little."
So I ate my dinner of veggies and then cracked open a bag of chips, salsa and bean dip - all organic but ... it doesn't matter. It is processed food. I don't give a damn if sugar is organic - it is still processed like crazy.
Two hours later I'm sitting here with a nasty headache. And I never get headaches. So now I know that chips and salsa are pretty tough on my system.
I gulped down pure cranberry concentrate without sugar to help battle the effects. Ill need another here shortly as it didn't touch my headache.
Tuesday is arriving and I am ansy to make a call to get into seeing Dr Yin. I really want to know how full of heavy metals am I. Or do I?
Thinking about it - I bet I am.
I worked landscape construction for years and hiked for years with an aluminum pot. So I know that I must be loaded with:
- heavy metals and solvents from paint
- arsenic and copper from treated lumber
That's a problem isn't it? Flushed?
Ok - so I take DMSA and pee out all those metals. Where do they go? Into our lakes, rivers and oceans. Then we eat the fish again and re-ingest these metals.
I actually think it would be prudent to pee in a hazardous waste container and dispose of it properly. Imagine all the heavy metals being pulled out of people by docs? I shudder to think. It all adds up.
Perhaps Ill write to the government to have them mandate this. Am I nuts? Maybe but prevention of further enviromental damage is key to maintaining our health.
Think I'm full of it? Read this report by the Environmental Working Group.
To add further awareness to what is building up inside you, read: Body Burden also by the EWG.
Tomorrow - another peat bath, enema and going to eat well...damn I messed this evening up with those chips.
But it's cool. I'll make it through.
I didn't dine at McDonalds this evening like 1,000,000+ of our fellow Americans did.
How much healthier we'd be without fast food. They say people eating fast food a couple times a week are at 5x greater risk in developing Crohn's disease. That is not a fun disease.
Don't eat fast food.
A good medical report tomorrow...not a mental one.