Photo Cred Cat Let's take a salad, smoothie break and make some pasta for dinner. This recipe is so delicious and easy it's a bit of a joke. Veggie Noodles 2 med zucchini OR squash OR jiciama 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt Use a spiralizer or a peeler to noodle the zucchini (peel skin first to trick the kiddies), sprinkle with salt and set aside to allow it to weep out excess water while you make your sauce. My favourite sauce for these noodles is Best Pesto Ever, mixed with some chopped peppers and tomatoes to make a delicious, satisfying and vibrant dish.

It happens with every diet, even a clean diet with little to no processed foods. You get busy, don't plan your meals and next thing you know you're dragging your ass, getting headaches and cravings for pizza... This happened a number of times before I clued in my body was trying to get my attention. So what to do? Here are a few things that work for me. Reflecting back on my eating habits over the past 48 hours. If I didn't get to my regular smoothie, that's where I start. More often than not it's the answer, especially if my head is aching. The aliments seem to dissipate the moment I pull those greens out of the fridge (it's kind of magic). If I have been eating well, but still feeling crappy I have a really green juice, I find sugary fruits don't help me in these times so green it is. By removing the fiber you're giving your system a shot of dense, concentrated nutrients to do with as it wills. In the case of lethargy, especailly the type that seems to stick around for a few days I resort to a protein source like Sunwarrior's Raw Vegan rice protein. And while the jury is still out on protein, how much we need and where to get it, a few days of upping my intake by a scoop or two really does get me running. If you can't seem to kick that crappy feeling go see a naturopath, they'll do blood work, review your diet and lifestyle and help you figure out what's needed. Eating is so personal, so you need to take the time to learn what makes you feel good and what doesn't. And you know, like Hippocrates said, way back before Jesus was around "Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food".

All doneski! Wow what a week and well worth it. I finished my last delightful epson water at 8:30, had a quick organic coffee enema, indulged in the most delicious, perfectly ripened pear of my life... and now I'm raring to go! I must admit this juice fast and liver cleanse was more challenging than the last, though I know there are a host of reasons for that. Last time I was in Bali not Toronto, someone else made all my juices, I was basking in the sun, swimming, getting massages and lounging around with fellow cleaners. While this time I was walking my dogs three times a day, working, buying my groceries, making my juice and spending time with some of my fav people while they ate food I couldn't. I do believe the benefits of this cleanse will far outweigh the last, as I had my first healing crisis. For those of you not familiar with this "phenomenon" it's when you experience symptoms of past dis-ease while detoxing or fasting. In this case it's your body repairing the damage done. They typically happen in reverse order of their appearance in your life. Mine had to do with my stomach, before adopting a raw lifestyle I suffered from tremendous stomach pain and ulcers. Debilitating at times. During this week I was experiencing that old pain, off and on with it peaking last night. It was VERY uncomfortable but I worked through it with my breath and a castor pack. Only time will tell if it was a true healing crisis but I believe it to be so. Now I'm looking forward to my raw gazpacho for lunch, with a side of quinoa! Yeeees.