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post #41 of 54
Thanks Heather!
post #42 of 54
Xenabyte, or anyone ..... I have a question for you- I am thinking of doing another 10 day master cleanse, I have done in the past and like to do it but now I am trying to get pregnant with no luck after eight cycles. When you have done the master cleanse, do you feel it disturbs your cycle in any way? I am wondering if that will throw off one cycle or what. I do not have any weight to lose, I just think I may have a stomach ulcer and some toxins to get rid of in hopes to boost my chances. Any advice would be appreciated!
post #43 of 54
Many have actually reported that it can bring on your cycle early, as that is also a means to 'eliminate' toxins for your body. So it's a 'total' cleansing.

I'd do it, and not worry, but use barrier BC or abstain until you are a week or two post cleanse and have had a chance to eat the suggested veggies and break the fast gently and thoroughly!

The mineral/vitamin content of the lemons is very potent, and 'sustaining' during the cleanse, but I'd add in some green drinks/fresh juiced stuff afterwards to rebuild your supplies afterwards, especially if TTC. You need to replenish your 'alkaline' stores after a cleanse, and green drinks are one great way to do it. (Eating lots of fresh green salads and good fats, like avocados, also).

Folks that get bad heartburn doing a cleanse, are usually 'depleted' in alkaline stores to help neutralize the 'acidic toxin' dumping....so if that ever happens, go to a juice fast with lots of greens in it, then you can more easily do a MC cleanse, and then return to more nutrient loaded drinks.

That and listening to your body are about all I could suggest for you, to help do it the best way. Just remember since you ARE TTC, you will need to make sure you replenish your body with good fats/proteins/micro-nutrients PRE-Pregnancy, for the best possible outcome and then maintain it once pregnant.

Good luck with the cleanse and TTC!
post #44 of 54
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Those of you that have had your amalgams removed, can you tell me how much it cost you? My dh really wants his gone, but we don't know if we can afford it.
My dh is having some old fillings removed for about $180 after our insurance, at a holistic dentist.
post #45 of 54
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Many have actually reported that it can bring on your cycle early, as that is also a means to 'eliminate' toxins for your body. So it's a 'total' cleansing.
That is really interesting and I have never seen this info anywhere. Do you remember where you read it? I had my cycle every three weeks for 20 years until about 3 or 4 months into my chelation and then bam every four weeks for the first time in my life. Very interesting!
Thanks for the scobies! I sent one home with my mom and she made her first batch today just hours after getting back in town. They loved my KT and are psyched about the possible detox effects. Also, your new instructions were great and so simple:!
post #46 of 54
Heh, I figured I needed to retype the Kombucha info sheet, plus it cuts down on the paper...well, some. The pictures were nice, but I like the 'bullet style' and step by step for what to do!

There is a 'site' ( http://www.therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm) that the author (Peter Glickman) of the 'Lose weight, have more energy and be happier in 10 days' book maintains...(Basically a slightly updated MC forum).

MANY of the women that post on the forum he also has, say they notice there cycles come early while on the cleanse, then regulate.

I must say, I used to have LONG cycles, like 36-40 days between, but after the MC and such...when I got them back after DS 1 and 2, I was 28 days on the spot... But that's just my personal experience!

When I MC, I log on the forum and do the 'anyone else doing it' groups, and we give each other support, especially for those first 3 days when your body is converting and adjusting....
post #47 of 54
Thank you. I'll check it out.
post #48 of 54
Bringing this thread back to life as because of it I am thinking of trying kombucha while breastfeeding my 7 month old. I feel like I need it, as does a friend who wants to give me what I need to start. First though I am going to try some from the health food store. I love tea as is anyway. LOL

Has anyone else started while BFing and it all gone well? I do plan on drinking a ton of water.
post #49 of 54
I just started slow (about 4 oz. a day) and worked my way up. I currently drink about 32 oz. a day. I think my son was 7 mo and exclusively breastfed when I started. I just watched both of us closely.
post #50 of 54
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Has anyone else started while BFing and it all gone well? I do plan on drinking a ton of water.
A friend started drinking kombucha a few years ago when her twins were around a year old and started noticing some scary symptoms in them. She didn't realize how mercury toxic she was (and by extension, they were). I wouldn't have realized how mercury toxic I was during my first pregnancy, it took longer to get obvious symptoms that something was seriously awry with my health. There's a time and place for just about everything, but I don't think starting kombucha during pregnancy or nursing is the best way to go.
post #51 of 54
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Thanks, desertpenguin and mama_b! Do you make your kombucha with decaf tea, or regular?
Hello
Kombucha needs the sugar and caffeine to grow a healthy culture. The good thing is, that when the tea is just right, almost all of the caffeine and sugar has been used up by the growing culture.

If you take away the caffeine you are growing something a bit different than a Kombucha culture.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by xenabyte View Post
Well, I still feel good about the kombucha, because I /do/ do green chlorella filled drinks, which specifically sponge up and eliminate mercury...

Will my BFing 32-month-old son get the same benefits from the chlorella?


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post #53 of 54
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I was wondering about the temperature thing, as well. I just made my first batch of tea the other night, and it still seemed quite hot after 1 3/4 hrs. I hope I didn't hurt my new SCOBY!
I set my hot tea to cool in a sink full of cold water, it shortens the cooling time a lot.
post #54 of 54
Before I was pregnant I was drinking alot of kombucha and didn't notice any signs of detox- my armpits have always been on the not so fresh side so this was not a good indicator for me.

Then once I was pregnant I slowed down and have since stopped. Not that I was planning on stoppng but it just happened, busy with HS stuff and life, etc.

I now want to drink it again because I have a lot of it, it's just sitting in my fridge not doing a darn thing and well, I miss it!!

Would it be a good idea to pick it back up again or should I just wait and drink it once the babe is born?

My diet is fairly clean but, I do have the occassional meal of crap - darn pregnancy cravings!!!
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