|Tonight's confection is lime green!|
I now think that the pain and stiffness in my body is from toxins. This morning I felt fine, but this evening they came back. Interstingly, I listened to an audio recording of a talk by psychotherapist Dan Benor about his pain (physical and emotional) release system he calls WHEE. I was watching the video about one of his patients, and tried the technique along with him. I can honestly say that I feel less pain in my own shoulders right now!
Dr. Benor shows how to address underlying emotional traumas for rapid and permanent alleviation of pain. When emotional pain is cleared, physical pain often dissipates too.WHEE is one of the new self-treatment therapies called Energy Psychology. I'll read his book for sure. I think I might be digging up some more pain of my own and all the pieces are making themselves known to me so that I can help myself to move through the emotions and beyond them.
With each day, I believe this journey I'm on was meant to be.
Oh, what the hey! One of the side effects of this cleanse is that I tend to get mild flushing from the niacin I'm taking. Tonight it happened much quicker than usual, and for the first time I actually felt it's effects while I was still up.
So here is what a niacin flush looks like. It always starts on the crown of my head and generally spreads down the back of my neck and then to my face, neck and on down. I have a red prickly rash-like glow all over.
These ones aren't nearly as intense as the first ones I had. I don't get them very often, but I think because I'm not eating as much as usual, it is happening nearly every night. Tonight I had my lovely warm apple cider with cinnamon just before and I seem to recall that heat makes a flush worse because it opens up your blood vessels even further than the niacin does.
I hope my cholesterol has gone down. I'm sure it has, just from this cleanse, but I had my blood tested before I started it, so I'll find out how well it works if I can ever get in to see my doctor.