Monday, April 28, 2008

Fear of Flying, Anyone?!

Happy Monday Fearless Warriors!!

As many of you know Miss Kris, Dr Beth and yours truly recently conducted our first Crazy Sexy Boot Camp at The Crossings in Austin TX. It was truly transformative. The emotional focus of the weekend was on overcoming fear and manifesting the future. Of course there was an array other helpful info, powerful exercises, yoga, healing circles, nutrition, Reiki, creative writing, massage and warm healing amethyst mats, to name a few. In keeping with this theme we had a whole afternoon to experience the “fear transcending” power of the trapeze with our fine leader and Ringling Brothers alumni, Peter Gold and his amazingly fit and talented (and HOT) team. They inspired us to fly higher than we thought we could…well actually higher than I EVER thought I could because up until Saturday April 19, 2008 I had an excruciating fear of heights in open spaces. This brings me to the topic at hand: Fear. Why do we have it? How can we harness it? How do we learn from it and NOT let it be drive the truck?!

Fear is a normal human emotion that was an important tool for survival centuries ago. But since it is unlikely that a lion will eat us these days, why is fear still so prevalent in our lives? Yes it can be a scary world. Yes facing health, wealth and life challenges is also scary. But how we react to these things can be a choice whether you know it or not. The real deal is that fear begins in our mind. We learn to be fearful from parents and caregivers. How did your family of origin handle fear? Were they catastraphizers? You will catch a cold and die if you go out with wet hair!!! Look at what you are doing to your mother, you will give her a heart attack etc. Think of how your family reaction to fear influences your reaction to fear now. Marianne Williamson states, ”Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learned here.” Did your parents teach you to fear taking risks? What was in their problem solving tool belt? Were they reactors? Deniers? Talkers? Were you parentified and expected to come up with solutions and fix problems before you were actually capably of doing so successfully? All of these factors contributed to how well you manage your fear today.

Once you have really thought about the culture of fear in your childhood home, you can start to unravel the mystery. Ask yourself the above questions and journal about your answers. Ask yourself how safe you felt and how safe you were in your home. Meditate on these memories and experiences and allow yourself to really feel them. Understanding your own internal make up of fear is the beginning of taking away it’s power to dictate action in your life. When you find yourself in a situation that is kicking up fear remember fear is a FEELING not a FACT. You must acknowledge your fear in order to control it. When we run away from our fears they become amplified in our mind. The reality is usually never as bad as the fear fantasy. Do not allow yourself to focus on the worst-case scenario thus giving it the power of your emotions. This is manifesting…backwards. If fear is what you hold in your mind most and longest it becomes a wish or a prayer, even if that is not your intention. Use the power of positive manifesting and creative visualization to calm your mind and fears. Use positive self-talk, journaling and meditating to wrangle what scares you most. Create a deliberate conscious reaction to fear inducing thoughts and situations. Rather than going down the “What If” highway respond with mental images and feelings of what you actually WANT to happen not what you dread. Also remember fear has much to teach us about our selves…figure out what that jewel is before you kick fear to the curb.

Last weekend in Austin, we experienced so many participants, just THROWIN’ DOWN with their fear. It was exhilarating to witness and share. My own smack down happened while climbing up the ladder to the trapeze landing. I had not told anyone about my fear as it was ego-dystonic for me. This means it did not fit my image of myself as an ass kicking warrior Goddess therefore I was ashamed of it. The Herculean strength it took to keep climbing was mind blowing. I am normally quite counter phobic-purposely doing things I fear so they do not own me, but fear of heights is a phobia and I truly do not know the origin (and trust me 20 years of therapy later I have really looked ☺). It feels organic and visceral when I am in the throws but now I realize that my mind is stronger than my fear. As soon as I hopped off the landing and was sailing through the air with the greatest of ease, the fear vanished. I remain amazed and ridiculously proud. I feel reinvigorated around the challenges I am facing in my life. I know when I leap the net will appear. It is not about being fearless; it is about letting fear propel you towards your goal instead of stopping you in your tracks. And as Kris so kindly reminded me I have until early July to be ready to do it again at our next boot camp at The Omega Institute… yep can’t wait…did I mention it gets easier with time and repetition?

So I will leave you with some quotes about fear that I find useful.

“When you’re falling, DIVE”-Joseph Campbell

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”-Ambrose Redmoon

“Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; and it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.”-Vannevar Bush

“I have lived a long life and had many troubles, many of which never happened.”
-Mark Twain

“He who fears he will suffer already suffers because of his fear.”-Montaigne

So hold tight and as Kris said this weekend, ”Ride the dragon!!” You will be amazed at your self discovery when you acknowledge and face your fears on purpose. I would love to hear all about it.

Love Love Love
Your Crazy Sexy LIFE COACH

Monday, April 21, 2008

Our first workshop was a total success!

Glorious Monday!

Sitting in a little cafe in New York City sipping tea and feeling waves of emotions and joy for the success of our first ever Crazy Sexy Cancer Bootcamp workshop at The Crossings. Since I only have a few moments to blog I'll just give ya a stream of memories...

Happy, nervous, scared, excited people arriving and introducing themselves in a sacred circle. Making green juice for everyone and serving E3 Live. Nutrition class with lots of open minds, massive amounts of information (next time we'll make it a 2 day affair) and GREAT questions - oh, and a show and tell enema bag! He he he....Raffling off a juicer to one lucky (and very happy) warrior goddess. Pool, spa, massages, facials, lovely food, beautiful surroundings, friendships blossoming....

Unbelievable rituals, altar, candles, sharing, giggling, crying, reiki, burning fears and hugging tight.

Creative writing, journal tickling, excavating the hero and meeting the best friend that is you - huge leaps!

Beth's class and the deep wisdom that streams and flows out when the doctor becomes the patient. Brilliant, one of the highlights of the weekend. Look for our program born from her monumental talk.

TRAPEZE, TRAPEZE, TRAPEZE!!! Seeing my Austin family fly made me finally get it. I turned to Beth and Terri and said for the first time in all the years that I have been creating the Crazy Sexy world I am really proud of me. I too learned big transformative stuff - OWN IT GIRL.

Trance dance - whoa, blind folded...

Manifesting made clear, real, and practical by our AMAZING Terri. Wow. I felt so lucky to be in the class when my other two facilitators taught. I learned so much.

Closing ceremony...Ahhh, we buried all our beautiful intentions in the ground. The seeds that will become our Oaks, strong, solid, tangible oaks, are working their magic right now, in this very moment. What comfort.

Prayers, hugs, more tears (I think we drained their kleenex supply).

Good bye - but just for now.

I hope to see you all at The Omega Institute this July, independence day actually!! We'll be working on MASSIVE liberation in honor of the holiday.

More soon....Off to work on grants for all the magic we want to bring to YOU.

Peace and total inspiration,

PS. This pix of me and Beth making juice for everyone was the only shot I had on my camera. Luckily everyone snapped many. I'll post an entire album in the next day or so.

PSS. Debbie sent us wheatgrass to get us through and keep us charged. What a Crazy Sexy Generous Friend! THANK YOU MAYOR DEBBIE. We love you......

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sugar…. not so sweet? Part 2

Morning Angels!

She's back and here it is, part two on SUGAR with our Crazy Sexy Resident MD Beth. If you didn't read Monday's post, sit your SWEET tush down and check it out! We're off to the Crossings, will check in Friday and post some pix. Take it away Beth....

"Sugar is a simple carbohydrate, there are 2 categories: monosaccharides (fructose, glucose, and galactose) and disaccharides (maltose, sucrose = white table sugar). When sugar enters your bloodstream, your body releases insulin to then lower your blood glucose levels. How quickly your blood glucose levels rise, which in turn determines how quickly your insulin levels spike, is based on how quickly your food is metabolized. This is commonly referred to as the glycemic index of a food. Big deal, you might say, insulin isn’t bad for me, right??

Not so fast…. Insulin, the hormone that lowers blood glucose, in excess, sends a big message to cells – GROW! Which is great for your healthy cells, not so great for the cancer cells. So one of our goals in our food choices should be to avoid the dramatic spikes in blood sugar, with the correlating spike in insulin. Luckily, the Crazy Sexy Lifestyle nutrition recommendations are spot on for this issue too!!

And as if we needed more incentive… let’s take a quick peek at what sugar does to our immune system. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that phagocytize (eat) any nasties floating around in your body – viruses, bacteria, cancer etc. In order to swallow invaders efficiently, these white blood cells need vitamin c to be inside the cell. (Thank you Linus Pauling for that discovery.) Well, unfortunately, to the white blood cells, vitamin c and sugar look an awful lot alike structurally. So, if there is a lot of sugar around, it will compete with the vitamin c for entry into the white blood cell. The more glucose that goes into the cell, the less vitamin c that enters, so the phagocytic ability of the cell weakens. This is why people say sugar depresses your immune system. It takes a fierce, fighting cell ready to munch up invaders, and turns it into a wallflower who lets the bad boys have a brawl in your body.

So what all this means to me, a canser cowgirl rockin’ the Crazy Sexy Lifestyle, is I need to limit my sugar intake and be mindful of the source. If through my food choices I can starve the cancer and boost my immune system, sign me up, sister!! As with everything, it’s about the choices you make. Limiting your sugar intake allows us to reduce the amount of fuel available for the metabolism of the cancer cells. It allows your immune system to function at its best, perhaps allowing it, along with your treatments, to catch up to the cancer. By sticking to complex carbohydrates as opposed to simple sugars, we can avoid those stressful spikes in our insulin levels which can signal cell growth. By adding fiber, protein, and fat we can slow down the release of insulin. But where the heck does that leave me with fruit?? Well, let’s start with the good news: fruit sugar, fructose, does have the lowest glycemic index of all the monosaccharides. And if you eat the whole fruit, with the fiber intact, as opposed to fruit juice, that will further temper the rise of your blood glucose and insulin response. The bad news: fructose is still sugar. So, if you have active cancer, you may want to limit or avoid fruit altogether because of everything we’ve just learned. Natural sweetners like Stevia and raw agave nectar give you all the sweet flavor without the drama.

So, after all of this, doesn’t avoiding sugar seem like a no-brainer?? I hope so!"

Peace & Stevia,

Beth & Kris

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sugar…. not so sweet? Part 1

Helloooo SWEET angels,

What an amazing blog we have for you to read today. My inspiration, Crazy Sexy Beth MD has laid out the real deal scoop on sugar and how it effects your health and CANCER. Beth is a doctor, canSer cowgirl, raw foodist, lover of all things CSL, AND our new Director of Development. You will be hearing a lot more from this mighty titan, especially in my new book (in stores in Sept) where she contributes amazing tips. Take it away Beth.....

Sugar…. not so sweet??

By now, most of us have heard, “sugar feeds cancer.” Is this true? Why hasn’t my doctor said anything? What does that really mean?

Admittedly, I do use the phrase, “sugar feeds cancer” because it is direct and simple. And while at its core, it is not erroneous, “sugar feeds cancer” is a bit of an overstatement. Let’s look at some of the basic science behind this and try to understand what this phrase is really trying to tell us.

Sugar – glucose – is the fuel of the human body – period. EVERY cell in your body relies on glucose to keep its engine running. So much so, that the body will break down anything and everything to keep sugar around. Ever wonder why some patients with aggressive, malignant disease start to “waste away” and get so thin? This is called cachexia. The body breaks down protein, along with the typical carbohydrates and fats, to produce sugar to keep up with the metabolic demands of the body – and the cancer.

So where did the statement “sugar feeds cancer” come from?

Well, back in the 1930’s, there was this super smart PhD, Otto Warburg. He won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work researching the metabolism of cancer cells. His pivotal finding:
“Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (oxygen deficient) cell respiration.” – Otto Warburg, PhD.

Hold the gravy train, what does that have to do with sugar?? That sounds more like a pH discussion, right??

Well, they kind of go hand in hand, hang in there with me here…

Cancer cells tend to have a higher metabolic rate than healthy normal cells, about 8 times higher, in fact. That is the basis for the PET scan. Patients are injected with radiolabelled glucose. Yup, nuclear sugar! It zooms to the areas with high metabolic rates, like cancer, and lights up like a Christmas tree on scan. Cancer cells have to run on overtime because they actually operate an inefficient system, they have to keep the fuel supply coming (which is why cancer patients lose weight and feel so fatigued). Dr. Warburg showed us that malignant tumors metabolize best via anaerobic glycolosis – meaning they like to work in an environment devoid of oxygen. Anaerobic metabolism only produces 1/16th of the energy that is generated in comparison to aerobic metabolism. This is why cancer cells are always hungry for more fuel. The anaerobic metabolism of glucose, which produces the byproduct lactic acid, is accomplished via fermentation. And what is the most readily available fuel for fermentation… you guessed it, SUGAR!!

Are your heads spinning yet?? Let’s circle back a minute. Why would I say that “sugar feeds cancer” is an overstatement after the above explanation??

Well, because sugar feeds your healthy cells too – not just cancer cells. Glucose in and of itself is not bad, our cells, our bodies need it to survive. Everything you consume is eventually broken down to sugar. Which is where a lot of doctors get stuck, they know there is nothing specific per se about sugar that “feeds” cancer. Sugar is simply fuel. However, because of its greater metabolic rate, cancer uses up fuel first and fast, remember the basis for the PET. And sugar is the preferred fuel for fermentation, the anaerobic metabolic pathway of cancer cells. So basically, consuming excessive sugar is throwing gasoline on the fire. And we all know what happens then… KA BOOM!! Personally, I don’t want to provide the cancer cells with an excess of the very thing they need to survive, to grow, to spread.

And that’s not even the whole story….

Part 2 will be posted on Wednesday!

Good luck cleansing this week. For more, info, support and recipes, go to the fasting/cleansing group on

Peace and sugar-free love,
Crazy Sexy Beth MD

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Greetings from New Orleans family!

Have you ever walked through a giant VAGINA in a super dome arena? If not, I highly recommend the experience! Put it on your LIFE list tootsie. I'm down in the big easy with Donna Karan, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman and the fabulous folks of Urban Zen, bringing yoga, massage, aromatherapy, SMOOTHIES and BIG love to thousands of abused or displaced women of hurricane Katrina. This magical event is all part of Dame Eve Ensler's legendary, revolutionary, mega life changing V-day extravaganza! My job: listen to amazing stories, worship unbelievable survivors, teach CSL nutrition and blend, blend, blend alkaline love and health for these remarkable gals. Guess who else is with me? My homegal CSL coach Terri! I think she must have done Reiki on hundreds of women on her biomats yesterday. Each time I visited her station she was healin', lovin' and huggin' somebody. Terri's out cold in the double bed next to me while I'm sneaking a quick HELLLLOOOO to you! It's total love madness down here. We get there at 7 am prep for hours, doors open at 10 am and then it's ON! I don't think I have ever run so fast or felt such exhilaration.

Endless giving to the RIGHT people fills YOU with more energy than you expend. It's the beating heart of the divine phenomenon and oh yeah does it feel delicious. If I ever forget that each of us goes through the fire, well then I will bonk myself on the head and remember the opportunity I had to serve this heroic group of survivors. Rebuild they will. Rebuild we will. Together.

How? One smoothies at a time baby!!!!!

My custom Superlove smoothie recipe:

fresh mint

The generous folks from Vitamix gave me 5 new blenders to use for the event and guess who gets them when I'm done? YOU. The folks of Breville ponied up too so we're rollin' in style. Once a month in my cleansing/fasting group I will give away a blender or a juicers to one lucky CSL member - OH YEAH! More on this tres tres soon.....A family that cleanses together stays together in health wealth and TRUE happiness. AMEN/Hip shake!!

My biggest revelation about serving the thousands of people who come to our smoothie station is that we ALL eat way too much sugar! Until I added agave (and sent my volunteers out on an emergency WF's run to get it), many of the gals couldn't even choke my vibrant recipe down. Our tastes buds have been so distorted by pounds and mounds of white devil sugar madness that a simple watermelon just isn't enough, in fact, it's accosting! What do we do? Ween babe, ween, disco inferno. I got plenty O' smiles when I said "baby, you're sweet enough!"

Peace and service,

For more on the event:

Ps. 4 days till Austin!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Look who's back! It's our Crazy Sexy Life Coach Terri Cole leading us on our manifestation acceleration! Hey, since we're on a fasting kick, this is the perfect time to call in the mental troops. Cleansing is tough, if it was easy more folks would do it. Here are some more tools to help you reach your goals - whatever they are. Take it away Queen Terri....

Happy Wednesday Co-creators!

As many of you know our Manifesting Maniacs group on the forum ( is reading Deepak Chopra’s THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS. This book is a little jewel filled with information and easy “How To” suggestions. Let’s first establish all of the amazing benefits of meditating. The website discusses the importance of meditating for achieving mental clarity and health. As a therapist I have always espoused the virtues of being still and quieting the mind. Below is a list of the physiological benefits of meditation:

*Deep rest-as measured by decreased metabolic rate, lower heart rate, and reduced workload of the heart.
*Lowered levels of cortisol and lactate-two chemicals associated with stress.
*Reduction of free radicals-unstable oxygen molecules that can cause tissue damage.
*Decreased high blood pressure.
*Higher skin resistance. Low skin resistance is correlated with higher stress and anxiety.
*Drop in cholesterol levels.
*Improved flow of air to lungs resulting in easier breathing. This has been very helpful to asthma patients.
*Decreases the aging process (whooooo hooooo!)

Below is a list of the psychological benefits of meditation:
*Increased brain wave coherence.
*Greater creativity.
*Decreased anxiety.
*Decreased depression.
*Decreased irritability and moodiness.
*Improved learning ability and memory.
*Increased happiness.
*Increased self-actualization.
*Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
*Increased emotional stability.

There are many spiritual benefits as well. As your practice deepens so does your compassion and self-awareness. Meditating, like so many other aspects of this CRAZY SEXY LIFESTYLE, is a gift to your self. It is a way to self- nurture that does not cost a penny and yet yields abundance.

Deepak Chopra states on the first page of, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The source of all creation is pure consciousness…pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe.

The meaning of this statement and the message of the book, is that the space in between our conscious life and our sleeping life (he refers to it as the gap), is where we manifest visualize and create with the most power. He calls this the Law of Pure Potentiality and directs us to access it daily through the practice of silence, meditation and non-judgment (that can be a tough one). Also spending time in nature will feed your creating juices.

The benefits of meditating did not come as news to me. I have been aware of them for years. What DID comes, as a newsflash was the direct connection between meditating and accessing your massive power to create your desired health, wealth and life. It was truly an A HA moment that had me waking up my sleeping husband at 2am to ask if he had purposely within held the keys to the kingdom from me (he claims ignorance☺). I have had a beautiful meditation room in my home for years. I have done weekends and classes. I have purchased CDs and DVDs. I have created a beautiful alter, have silk sitting pillows and endless collection of Buddha statues and incense. None of these things inspired me to action, as this book has. At Kris’s suggestion I bought an egg timer and am using it. Deepak says twice a day for 30 minutes, morning and night. I am getting there. I am forgiving myself for my loud mind (just go back to counting) and how long it took me to truly start my practice. I invite you to join me by adding this amazing dimension to your life. If you are way past me then GO YOU. I am catching up so please turn around and lend a hand by sharing your own techniques and experiences here and in our MANIFESTING MANIACS group. I will do a follow up blog in 6 weeks to share your amazing tales of transformation and inspiration.

Love Love Love
Your Crazy Sexy LIFE COACH

Monday, April 7, 2008

Stages of fasting & Pre-fasting

Good morning alkaline bunnies!

Just got back from an amazing speaking gig in Boston and a TV appearance in NYC yesterday - ABC Eye Witness News. Here's the link if ya missed it, ABC . Anyway, back to cleansing, fasting and what I'd like to call PRE-fasting. Yeah, a new CSL term!

I loved catching up with all of your cleansing tales from the previous blog, what a ride, what fun, what useful information you shared. This group is down right golden! As some of you found out it's really helpful to strategize and plan your day, especially if you're a wicked busier multi-tasker with a pack of kids, deadlines and hungry partners who pile drive pizza and tempting snickity snacks. Do yourself a favor and go places prepared. Bring your juice, smoothie, purified water with lemon, a blended soup etc. Have liquids will travel! Nothing worse than being stuck in a traffic jam on your first day of a fast. Your last liquid was at 7 AM and now it's noon and the freeway is a parking lot! Not good for you, your cells (cells are greatly effected by anger, hate and road rage) and not good for the bumper of the bitch ahead on you. Get the picture? So holster your potion to your hip and glide through your day the liquid way...

If you are new to the CSL diet and lifestyle or if you have any concerns about your ability to fast (check with your doctor) you may want to move slowly into liquid love by starting with a Pre-fast cleanse. In other words, transition into the fast. Ease in and take baby steps which lead to small victories and gradual changes.

Stages of cleansing...

Stage one: For some of you, moving to an 80/20 diet is a huge jump and this is your cleanse. So lets just kick that up a notch. Your mornings start with water lemon, cayenne, you have a raw lunch (salad) and then a huge salad for dinner with a small portion of cooked food (no animal products - this will stop all the cleansing).

Stage two: Same as above but instead of having raw solids at lunch you have more juice and make smoothies and/or bleneded soups through out the day, then for dinner you have a huge lovely salad with all your favorite raw nick nacks (note: favorite raw nick nacks for the above stages too). Stage two fasters remove all wheat products - even sprouted bread and manna. Remove ALL grain - even the best ones (millet, quinoa, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Teff). Remove ALL noodles too (grain!). Remove all cooked products.

Stage Three: Water with lemon, herbal teas (other stages can use too), green juices, smoothies, blended soups. As much as ya like. The more accustom you get to fasting the less hungry you will be and the less you will need. At first, don't stress yourself out, when hungry sip!

I consider stages 1 & 2 to be slow and steady wins the race steps to a more intense experience when you're ready. They are also considered pre-fast preps. Whatever you do is good enough for you. So when the group fasts on 4/15 (way to celebrate tax day - our wallets fast and so do our bodies), you choose what level is right for you and join in if you are able.

Note: For all stages it is important to omit ANY kind of sugar. To mop up the terrain and deal with yeast beasties- fruit, agave, honey etc are not recommended. STEVIA is your friend. GREEN GODDESS for 1-3 days, YOU can do it!

CSL group cleanses are a great idea and I will start a monthly group on the forum. The cleanses will last from 1-3 days and we all help each other through the rough cabbage patches. Use the blog and the group as your support system. Share recipes, symptoms, inspiration, tips and testimonials.

Questions, comments, thoughts, LOVE?

Peace and chlorophyll!


PS. Here's the link for the group or you can just find it on the forum.CSL cleanse group

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Hellloooo healthy warriors!

To fast or not to fast, that is the question! Why? What's so dang scary about not eating a meal? We're all so attached to food for so many different reasons that the idea of skipping solids brings waves of panic and visions of hospitalization. Here's the deal. Don't fast without nutrition. It's that simple. water, maple syrup, cayenne, vinegar - THAT AIN'T nutrition. Obviously, I'm referencing a few common plans rolled into one taco.

I base my fasting protocol on what I learned during my health educator program at Hippocrates. This is what Brian Clement says in his AWESOME book, "Living foods for optimum health":

Fast one day a every week, consuming only freshly squeezed green drinks, vegetable juices, purified water, herbal teas. These fasting days will allow any potential long term toxins to be released before they can cause serious damage. It's like changing the oil in your car BEFORE your engine fails. (Note: I would add blended foods too - and kick in 2-4 oz of wheat grass)

Remember, when you give your body a break from the difficult task of digesting food - especially meat, dairy & poorly combined foods, you allow it to focus on healing and repair. Since lots of toxins are dumped into the blood stream during a fast it's a good idea to follow it with an enema or a colonic. Keeping the pipeline clear allows for better evacuation of that which does not serve you. If you are clogged up the toxins will back up.

Many people do longer fasts. Common durations include one day, a week, ten days, twenty one days and even 92 days (like our pal Philip on the forum). I think baby steps are important. If you are interested, I would start with 1-3 days. If your health is currently weak, fasting is not recommended. Be realistic and if you have any concerns check with your doctor. Make sure you mention that you will be getting nutrients, just in liquid or blended form. Most people think that fasting = abstaining from food. CSL fasts = resting from food while still receiving optimum plant based nutrition.

Here's a basic sample of a fast day por moi:

Upon rising drink 8 oz of purified water with lemon and a dash of cayenne - gets the circulation going - lemon cleanses the liver. Drink herbal tea if you like and then get ready to juice, juice, juice!

Ingredients for the juice, juice, juice:
Sunflower & or Sweet pea sprouts
brocoli stems
dandelion greens

Drink as much as you like and change the menu to suit your palate. Eight 6-8 oz glasses is what works for me. At night I blend a green soup or a smoothie.

Ingredients for soup:
1 large avocado
2 cups salad greens
purified water
1 tsp kelp or dulse
1 tsp nama shoyu or a pinch of sea salt
1 clove of crushed garlic
Fresh herbs - like dill, thyme, BASIL - yum!

Get creative sassy pants! Ya don't have to follow this - make your own, what veggies do you love? If you don't use the avocado add some EVOO or Flax oil.

Ingredients for my go-to green smoothie:
1 avocado
fresh mint
1 cucumber
a bit of kale
coconut water (or purified)
Stevia to taste

If you can't get mint try adding lime - awesome.

Happy fasting! It's great to do it together. Maybe we should do a CSL fast????

Peace & liquid,

PS. Toss an inch of ginger in the mix too!