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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 8

Thoughts: I use lemon for deodorant. I believe what you put on your skin is just as impactful as what you put in your mouth. Kevin Tredea, the amazing author of 'What They Don't Want You To Know' says "If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin". I totally believe there is a natural 'earth' alternative for everything, for lotions, moisterisers, deoderants and cures. For example I use lemon for deoderant. And it works sometimes right, but the times it doesn't is when I have just had a huge binge and consumed chemicals and it has to come out of our skin somehow! So then I smell. But I find when I am healthy, I don't smell. There's no need to, I don't have copious amounts of toxins coming out! I have been smellier for the past week I must admit, if you get grossed out because of smells and visuals then stop reading now! But its true, I have been smellier. Its like my body is getting rid of toxins after so long of holding onto them. My poos are really smelly, so I am monitoring them, and Im sure once my body gets cleaner it wont smell as much! haaa! So today I was in a seminar, and its 9am and I can smell my underarms and while I quite like the smell of toxins coming out of my body, I thought of the other people in the seminar, so I went to the chemist and bought a Rexona roll on, and as resistant as I was, I filled my arms with aluminum. Aluminum is the ingredient in deoderant and one of the biggest hidden secrets of all! Its unfortunate the amount of people that are unaware of the health hazards of deoderants. Beyond the synthetic fragrances and toxic ingredients found in deoderant and most personal care products, are loaded with aluminum compounds that have been linked to Alzheimer's disease and brain disorders, respiratory disorders, and possibly cancer. Aluminum is one of the most common elements in the environment and the world's most common metal. It is used in cans and aluminum foil, as lightweight sheet metal in airplanes and other machinery, in electrical wiring - and in personal care products such as underarm deodorant and antiperspirant. In a culture where being well groomed and smelling nice is essential, its like a must to wear deoderants, but what you don't know is that they are powerful astringents that close pores, stopp sweat and odor from escaping the body. So it may leave the outside of the body smelling fresh and clean – but inside, the toxins that would have escaped the body in the sweat have nowhere to go. For this reason, antiperspirants have been linked to problems with the sweat glands and lymph glands in and around the underarms. If you want to smell nicer, than get healthier instead of clogging your underarms with aluminum! So to be safe: If you can't eat it, don't put it on your body! It does soak in! (you can buy aluminum free deoderant from health food stores!)

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Challenges: Well actually today I was having lunch with 6 friends at an asian place, I packed my lunch of course and brought it along (raw brocoli, strawberries and nuts), and actually asian was my favourite food, the curry, and the rice and the noodles mmmm so that was the first time in a week that I felt my body go mmm yum, but still in no way was I tempted! I am however looking forward to creating my own curries from scratch, from herbs and spices mmm mmmm! Then at dinner, I ate with my sister and a family of four, and my sister cooked this beautiful pasta dish, so im getting now that I want to include more variety in my Earth Diet! So you count on me for experiementing and creating variety and I will post recipes! It's atually easier than you think to eat from the earth! The aboriginals were doing it for hundreds of years before we came along!

So today was officially THE LONGEST I have been without bingeing, eating chocolate, junk food, processed foods, foods with chemicals, in 5 years! I would always say ok this week I will go for 8 days being totally healthy and then I would get half way through the week and give in and let my 'voice' win. I feel so empowered, so proud and am present to how I love myself and respect my word and my being!

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 apple, handfull of strawberries

Lunch: raw brocolli, strawberries, mixed nuts (brazil nuts, cashew nuts, almonds, hazelnuts)

Dinner: one sweet raw corn on the cob, raw brocolli (I never thought I would enjoy eating raw,but I actually do!)handmade sushi (rice, advocado, flattened seaweed), salad (green lettuce, advocado, spring onion)

Dessert: no dessert

Snacks: no snacks

Cost: $6 on a packet of mixed nuts :)

Exercise: 25 minutes walk and I walked up the stairs instead of the esculator!

357 days to go!!!

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