When I was in my mid thirties, I decided to try something called a detox diet. I had always been fit, but I was noticing that my body was a bit on the bloated and gassy side and I seemed to have an addiction to sugar. I needed a body cleanse!I did some research on the net and decided that the Wild Rose two week detox program was for me. There was no fasting involved (other detoxes included fasting) which I liked. This detox diet was about eating differently. So, I gave it a try.
A Vegan Friendly 2 Week Detox Diet!In the Wild Rose Detox diet, you have to eat foods that are alkaline and cut down on foods that are acidic. And, of course, the Wild Rose Detox diet is 100% vegan friendly! So for those of you who are here because of Truth’s vegan clothing products, fear not! You’re safe to try the Wild Rose Detox diet! Below is an excerpt from an article written by Ross Bridgeford, author of The Alkaline Diet Recipe Book & the Alkaline Weight Loss Solution. This will give you a quick overview of what the alkaline diet is. To read his entire article (it’s really good), click here.
Our body is designed to be alkaline. The pH of most of our important cellular and other fluids such as our blood is designed to be at a pH of 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. In just the same way that our body will do whatever it takes to regulate our temperature to stay within a very tight range, it does the same for the pH of our fluids. And while our body does create acids naturally through our bodily functions, we have a small alkaline buffering system that naturally keeps us alkaline. Your body HAS to keep the pH of your blood, cells and other fluids at just slightly alkaline (pH 7.365) and it will do ANYTHING it has to in order to maintain this pH balance. To do this, your body calls upon its store of alkaline buffers, which it draws upon to neutralize the acids we ingest or create through bodily processes. This store of buffers is very easily depleted because most of us eat and drink such strong acids. To put this in context, the pH scale is logarithmic – so pH 6 is 10x more acidic than pH 7, meaning pH 5 is 100x times more acidic than pH 7 and pH 4 is 1000x more acidic. Cola has a pH of between 2 and 3. So you can see how a diet filled with meats, dairy, fizzy drinks, alcohol etc would quickly deplete these buffers.Ok, so now you have a better of what the alkaline diet is. That is about as much as I knew when I first decided to try the Wild Rose 12 day detox.
Sink Your Teeth Into the Wild Rose Detox Diet!You have to purchase the Wild Rose Detox diet kit which includes the instructions and oral herbal supplements that you have to take with breakfast and dinner. 80% of diet is alkaline and 20% is acidic. In the instructions, there is a chart that tells you “eat 80% from these alkaline foods”, and “eat less than 20% from these acidic forming foods”. There is a column marked “do not eat these foods”. The foods in this column are: pasta, cakes, candy, alcohol, buttermilk, cheese, dairy, yogurt, tropical fruits, processed sugar of any kind, pop, and a few more things. But you get the picture…. You can’t eat any pasta, junk food or alcohol for the next 12 days. And, one of the herbal supplements that you will be taking is a laxative. Most importantly, you have to drink a lot of water every day. There is a separate recipe book that you can purchase, which I highly recommend. The truth is that the first time I tried this detox diet, I cheated. I found it hard to not eat sugar. I really did have a small addiction to sugary foods, which, as I ended up finding out, was why I was bloated! The second time I tried the detox diet, I actually did it. But it wasn’t pretty. On day three I actually vomited! At the time I did not know why, but what was happening was that my body was in withdrawal mode from sugar. My body was saying “What the hell? Where’s my normal food? Where is my sugar? Why are you giving me this herbal stuff? You have programmed me over the years to accept acidic foods and these foods are alkaline!” It was just like any addict trying to quit. The body reacts violently because of withdrawal, but that does not mean that what you’re addicted to is good for you! I knew what was going on, so I stuck to it and I did not cheat this time. I experienced LOTS of bowel movements! I was eating the same amount of food that I always do, but I was eating healthy, alkaline foods which just make my body get rid of things! It was amazing. Normally, that stuff just stays in my body! Gross!
The AftermathI have done the Wild Rose Detox diet twice per year since then and it’s been around 5 years now. I only vomited that one time. What has happened over the years is this: The recipes that I learned from the Wild Rose Detox Recipe book are based not only on proper nutrition, but also on helping keep your body alkaline. They slowly made their way into my life when I am not on the detox diet, and now some of my main “go to” recipes are from that book. I lost some weight and am no longer bloated. I can just tell that my body works better. Just like if you own a car and don’t put gas and oil into it, if you fill your body with sugar and junk, your body will not perform as well as it could! You body knows what to do with wholesome, nutritious foods. So why not cleanse the junk and feed it with amazing alkaline foods and let it do its job? It’s important to take care of your body. You make it look good with vegan clothing, so why not make it feel great with good nutrition and a detox diet? I can tell you beyond the shadow of a doubt that after doing the Wild Rose Detox diet, I feel amazing. I am convinced that eating an alkaline diet is the way to go.
Thanks for reading! Yours in health, consciousness, and cool fashion, this is Renia Pruchnicki of Truth Belts! Live Your Truth, and Respect Others!
5 thoughts on “Feel Great With The Wild Rose Detox Diet”
You know, it’s time for me to do this detox! I think I’ll start on the weekend…
I don’t normally put a lot of stock in detox diets, due to the unnatural restrictions it puts on caloric intake, but I am reading up on this one and though it sounds tough it also sounds pretty healthy. Although I’m not sure about the laxative part. That sure sounds like a lot of pooping!
I ended up starting this detox today which is March 14th. Day one is almost over and I feel fantastic!
Can you tell me where to find the recipe book that you mentioned. I keep seeing mention of it on various blogs, etc. but cannot figure out how to get it.
I’m getting ready to start this detox for the second time. First time, I did good until about Day 12.
You can find them in most ‘natural food’ stores – health food stores, or stores that carry homeopathic medicine. If you live in Toronto, try Natural Foods on Queen Street East, in the Beaches. Another place is the Carrot Commons, on the Danforth. Good luck!
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