Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lemon Detox

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Every one had a suggestion to help with the itchy rash that I decided must be Poison Oak.

After trying most of the suggestions, I decided to drop the Benadryl capsules that did not stop the itch and was flooding my system with drugs.

Also stopped was the Benadryl cream, the Hydo-cortisone cream, the Aloe Vera Jell, and I only continued the hot showers each morning using Irish Spring bar soap and rinsing well.

You may or may not be aware that I drink at least two small glasses of home brewed Kombucha tea each day. Actually Kombucha tea is a detox and it prevents my ankles from swelling.

Of course my husband declared that I was probably having a reaction to the tea, my reply was that I was now using a small glass of the tea to dip some cotton in to it and apply it to my face, neck shoulders and wrists.

Of all the things I tried to relieve the itch, the Kombucha tea was the best.

After two weeks the rash had almost cleared up, but now my neck was stiff, my joints ached, and there were tender spots on my head.

The best idea I could come up with was that perhaps there was still poison in my system and it was seeking a way out.

I decided to fast a day or two and try a lemon detox. Actually the detox plan is supposed to be for 7 to 10 days, but I was not ready for that long of a stretch.

First I rolled a fresh lemon on the kitchen counter and cut it in half. Poking a fork into it and turning the fork, the juice poured into my glass.

The recipe called for real Maple syrup and all I had was light pan cake maple flavored syrup, which was NOT acceptable.  But I did have honey.

Using a Tablespoon to remove the seeds from my glass, I poured one Tablespoon of honey into the glass.

Then I estimated 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper into the glass. Cayanne pepper helps your circulation.

The recipe called for filtered water, and my refrigerator has a filtered water spout, so I filled the glass and stirred.

Slowly I sipped the cool lemonade. The honey gave me energy and satisfied my hunger.

The plan says 6 to 8 glasses lemonade per day. Probably three glasses that day with water in between, and a cup or two of green non-caffeine tea was less than the detox plan.

The next day I ate lightly and again picked up the lemon detox plan the following day.

My husband encouraged me by saying the five pounds I have lost will probably come back again. :-)

The Plan also suggested that at night to drink one of the laxative teas, which I don’t have.

Instead in the morning I drink a glass of juice with a teaspoon of Nutri Cology Buffered Vitamin C powder. It is Pure, gentle, and Natural and works great!

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s, Food on Fridays


  1. I made that lemon concoction last year at the recommendation of a friend--it's supposed to help with asthma and allergies, as well. I got to where I could drink it down pretty fast. But too much cayenne and--wow! It does clean the sinuses, I think! :)

  2. The first thing I thought you'd do is try your apple cider vinegar? It is supposed to be effective on that kind of thing. Either way, I agree, it's natural ingredients first.

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