I really had the hardest time finding the motivation to start the Clean Program cleanse this time around. I kept putting it off, even though I knew that my body really needed to detox. Sugar had taken hold of my life and I really wasn’t happy. I truly believe that it is a very addicting substance. And now here I am in the last week of the cleanse!
Here is how I am doing today:
Today was uneventful but slightly tricky. My daughter and I went to the mall and this particular one has a gazillion pretzel places. One of my total weaknesses. They just smell so darn good. Anyway of course my daughter wanted some and while she enjoyed her cinnamon sugar pretzel sticks, I snacked on one of my homemade date, coconut, and nut bars (I shared the recipe on Day 14). I made it this far, I am certainly not going to cave over some salty bread.
I am experiencing a bit of a sore throat as mentioned in the video. That can be caused by mucus drainage in your throat. Mucus is one way of your body removing toxins, so this could be a normal part of the detox. Or I could be getting sick with what my daughter came down with last week.
Normally I would load up on the Emergen-C and Elderberry syrup, but both contain sugar so I don’t want to go there. I am already taking Oil of Oregano everyday as part of the cleanse. So I did some research and here is what the Clean Team suggests:
- use a neti pot
- a warm salt water gargle
- throat coat tea
- hot water with lemon
- warm water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, lemon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper
- eucalyptus oil dropped into the bottom of the tub during a shower or added to a spray bottle to mist the air
I’m also adding in some Thieves essential oil from Young Living as well, just in case it is a cold.
Tomorrow I am planning on getting some lunch at a local vegan and raw restaurant. I am pretty excited as it is my first time eating out in two weeks. I’ll let you know what I get.
Do you have a favorite remedy for dealing with a sore throat? I would love to know. Please share in the comments below. Thanks!