If you are at all like me—busy running around like a chicken with its head cut off (what a horrible saying that is) --with a small to minuscule short term memory that fades more and more each day, you may need to keep all kinds of notes on your palm phone, journal, notepad, or put post its all around your home.
It makes no difference whether the notes are uplifting mantras, ‘firsts’ to add to your sons baby book or reminders of family members birthdays, as long as they help you remember things. Just make sure that you do not forget to record the most important things...
like adding a new supplemental juice to your diet.
It would have helped me to remember that the last few weeks while running to the toilet with diarrhea and after each meal to explain my stomach aches. Instead, I blamed my son for bringing something home from daycare, the stress at work, and my husband for the stinky cheese that he always buys.
When I realized they were not the culprit, I thought back to our Santa Fe trip with all of the Mexican food we ate--- as I did, all of the recall notices I have been seeing for peppers and chilies and tomatoes ran through my head.
Then I thought, “Well maybe I just caught a stomach bug.”
The last one seemed to stick for all the symptoms I was having, and so this is what the story became. Since then I have been leaving work early, and had my co-workers concerned about how ‘green’ I look each day.
If i would have written myself a reminder note or sent myself an email, I might have remembered the ‘cleansing period’ that all folks tell you about so you will continue to buy their products even when they make you sick.
Finally, this morning downing my 1 oz of new Aloe Juice, it dawned on me and I remembered that the timing of the ‘stomach ailment’ is exactly as long as the time I have been drinking the juice.
Thankfully now the ‘healing crisis’ has ended and I have a few more weeks to find out if the juice is doing anything for me. If I gain nothing else from the experiment, at least I can take solace in the fact that I did a smaller version of the master cleanse unknowingly and without really noticing. There may be no better way to do it.