My first olive oil flush

I’m on day seven of my Vernal Equinox fast (springtime fast), and have lost six pounds during this time. Yay! Now, the final stage has arrived: the dreaded olive oil chug-a-lug! I’m drinking ten ounces of it–straight. Yuck! That grabs everything living and dead from your colon, gall bladder, liver and I don’t know where else! Ok, here goes–down the hatch!

Beware of sugar aliases

If you are working hard at being careful about your sugar intake, beware of the ingredients listed on nutrition labels. Although the word “sugar” may be used only once, sugar often can appear multiple times in an ingredients list, but disguised as other names.  

Here are some common aliases that are essentially sugar: corn syrup, galactose, dextrose, polydextrose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, lactose, honey, fruit juice concentrate, xylitol, mannitol, malodetrin, sorbitol and turbinado sugar.

So, don’t let all your efforts in one area be in vain, due to not being watchful in all areas. A good rule of thumb: if you can’t pronounce the food’s ingredients, don’t eat it!

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