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Oh My!  I did 108 days on juice, exceeding the 92!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1st -- start of Month #2!

Today is definitely a true milestone! It's the first day of Month #2!

Last night I was able to sleep! -- some nice recuperative sleep! Who knew a hospital bed could feel so comfy?!

I was rushed off early this morning for a supposed opthamologist appointment (to look at the copper accumulations in my eyes), while all the while I was saying: "I could have sworn they told me it's tomorrow morning!" Well, I was right! So, there was a rush for nothing. Oh well.

Back to my room...a day of on-line Scrabulous, reading Ginsberg's HOWL, Buddhadharma, and receiving more queeries about my juice feast. My Physician's Assistant, Julia, was really very skeptical of the whole thing...but believe it or not this morning she got the juicefeasting website off me, and wanted to know a good resource for juice recipes! It surprised me, yet I welcomed it all the same! My nurse, Dan, who'd just done the Master Cleanser, said he juiced this morning, thinking of me. The whole Hero's Journey aspect of this cleanse is playing out in marvelous, surprising ways!

The most interesting element of my day, was when the dietitian returned with the numbers she calclated for me yesterday regarding nutrient intake and calories of my daily juice. I gave her a list that comprised what I thought I normally uiced in one day. It included:
- 2 1/2 pounds of spinach
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 2-3 cucumbers
- 1 head of celery
- 1 lemon
- 4 inches of burdock root
- 2 apples
- 6 oranges
- 2 beets
- 4 carrots

I believe that was everything on my list. Well, the results are in!

- Calories: 1365

The only nutrients I was lacking in was B-12 (so a good reminder for me to do bee pollen!) and Selenium was the other! I just need to up my intake. Apparently 3 Brazil Nuts a day give you enough selenium (though avoidable on the feast and with Wilson's Disease!). So, if I up the veggies, think I should be okay. My protein was also lower than they would like to see...being at 15.88% of a daily necessary value.

The ones that were off the charts in terms of daily values were
- Vitamin C -- 1385%
- Vitamin A -- 1110%
- Folate -- 720%

I just saw my main doctor who is a liver specialist and told him of my juice feast -- and he had nothing bad to say and was encouraging! Good news! Plus, he said I could try out driving again, on short, simple trips!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Bronwyn,

How does the juice diet make you feel? Do you notice physical/mental effects? It looks pretty cool. Reading your bolg, I kept thinking of juic puns... like you are seeking juicetice for your liver.

Here's wishing you a wonderful April of juicing!

Alice xox