Holidays, birthdays, late night dinners and parties, and every kind of celebration makes life so grand. It’s the time when food is a celebration of life! We’re eating oh so delicious hors d’oeuvres, entrees and of course, desserts. We’re drinking the finest wines and signature cocktails. We’re staying up way past our bedtime and generally throwing caution to the wind during these social engagements. It all feels so good while we’re “in the moment,” until—–the morning after! Ugh. Headache, swollen fingers, bags under the eyes and upset tummies. Basically, we’re not happy now and don’t even feel like getting out of bed, right? The whole next day, or two are painful. But wait! It doesn’t have to be this way. Garden of Eydie is here to the rescue with “The Daze After” Reset. The good news is, it will take a few enjoyable days to reset. We are not suggesting you go “cold turkey,” (pun intended after Thanksgiving!) and just drink water, or just juice or some other extreme starvation plan for days after extreme eating – or your body will go into shock and your organs will rebel!
I learned this truth, first from the brilliant Doctors at True North where I reversed my super high blood pressure with their water only fasting program. Dr. Goldhamer explained that it’s very important to get the body ready to reset, by only eating whole easily digestible foods, such as fruits and steamed vegetables, for the week prior to the program, otherwise I’d have a very difficult time while fasting. If the body is not “primed” then headaches, nausea, hunger, weakness, dizziness can happen, hampering the success of the fast. I followed his advice and my eight-day water fast was a cinch and it worked!
The Medical Medium speaks about “priming” the body in his book “Liver Rescue.” He suggests a nine-day Liver Detox program where he explains that it’s important to treat the liver kindly and not to shock it by fasting or juicing or some other “detox” program idea. The first 3 days he asks you to alter your diet just a bit and add apples and dates, salads and vegetables, which the liver loves. It’s kind of knocking at your liver’s door, saying…”Hi, I’m interested in making you feel good and heal you. Then the next 3 days, the plan becomes stricter adding in lots of apples and dates, eliminating animal protein and fats, etc. Now that the liver is feeling good and easing into healing, it’s ready for only healing foods days 6-8. It’s not until the 9th day when the plan calls for an all- out liver detox day, with juices only, when the liver is “primed” and ready to heal.
Resetting and Detoxing
What it is and how to do it:
We all have toxins and heavy metals, bacteria and viruses and all sorts of other ne’er-do-well things happening in our body, always. To detox completely is impossible. What we can do is to hydrate, alkalize and infuse our bodies with tons of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and bacteria and virus fighting foods. The body responds beautifully as the blood, tissues and organs receive life enhancing foods. Pains go away, eyes brighten, lethargy is non-existent, we lose weight, blood pressure normalizes, cholesterol drops, our liver becomes revived, our mindset is positive….you name it, the body heals on all levels. All good things happen when we take care of our bodies.
The liver and its functions:
The Medical Medium explains how the liver works in his book “Liver Rescue.” He says “There’s a highway of blood called the hepatic portal vein that rushes from your gastrointestinal tract into your liver. This blood vessel brings vitamins, minerals, nutrients, hormones, oxygen, hydration and, unfortunately, troublemakers too. They’re hundreds of different toxins, pollutants, and pathogens like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, prescription drugs, aluminum, lead, copper, mercury, viruses, bacteria and more. If the liver is too overwhelmed by toxins and poor food choices (now or in the past), and if it’s become sluggish or fatty or weak, it can’t do its job properly.
When we imbibe too much on foods that tax the liver: fatty foods, sugar, processed foods and animal products including dairy and eggs, the liver can’t do all the other very important functions it needs to do to keep our bodies healthy. It’s too busy trying to protect our bodies from the assault of these unhealthy and taxing foods.
Taking into account the above information, Garden of Eydie “The Daze After” plan was created. The goal: feel better, quickly, and minimize some of the insult we inflicted on our bodies, the night, or most likely the last few days before!
The Plan: The Daze After plan is an easy plan. We will give you recipes and green light foods to enjoy, red light foods to eliminate. Gentle exercise and meditation, reading inspiring books and watching eye opening documentaries, like The Game Changers on Netflix, will keep you motivated throughout the reset plan and beyond!
The plan lasts 3 to 5 days, but you can continue it for the rest of your life!