Today is day 14. 14! Halfway through the 28-day detox and what am I met with? Excitement, hope, euphoria? Nope. Anxiety. What???!!! I woke up about an hour after I fell asleep with anxiety. Frick. Not a fun way to wake up.

Was it anything in particular? I don't know, could be stress. I mean, I have a lot on my plate right now and am actively working on adding more. Not to mention the fear I feel when I am reading about how other people don't stop at the 28 days. Some people keep going with the detox for months. Years even! What the hell? Please tell me I won't have to. I don't know if I can keep up with this for the 28 days much less years. GAH! *breathe* Yeah, that could be a contributing factor.

The thing that kept the anxiety from taking over though was knowing that diet has eliminated the anxiety in me before, and I believe it will again. When I was on the Wahl's Protocol (a paleo variation) I never once had anxiety. Even when I was confronted with anxiety-provoking situations (oh, I don't know, like my husband and I being separated during that time...) I had nothing. No anxiety. Just normal everyday freak outs. Manageable freak outs. It was glorious.

When the anxiety started sneaking up again, it was one of the many reasons I was ready to revamp my diet again. As I mentioned before, my intention was to go back on the Wahl's Protocol until I read Medical Medium. I will be explaining my decisions for change in an upcoming blog.

Could last night's anxiety be more of the detox? More of the toxins exiting my body? God, I hope so. Guess we'll find out.

In other news, I had a kick ass homemade v8 juice yesterday. IMG_20160802_143142151_HDRI got the recipe out of the book: The Fully Raw Diet by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram.

1 medium beet

Large handful of baby spinach leaves

8 sprigs flat-leaf parsley (I used cilantro)

3 large romaine leaves

8 sprigs watercress

2 large ripe tomatoes (I used 1 1/2 pints of grape tomatoes)

2 celery stalks

2 large carrots (with tops if possible)

Run everything through your juicer, strain and enjoy!

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Published by Melinda Schmitt