By Trina Otero
- Having health issues?
- Not going to the bathroom regularly?
- Are you very gassy?
- Experiencing energy blocks?
- Feeling sluggish?
- Trying to jump-start your body?
- Do you get migraines, headaches?
Haiii everyone! I wanted to keep this simple and short since this is happening overnight. I’ve pondered for a week about fasting, because I have been sluggish, experiencing some health issues and feeling energy blocks. Random conversations over the week showed me more and more that this should be a collective effort, because others are experiencing similar issues… A conversation tonight with a friend showed me that this is meant for the month of February! Which starts TOMORROW! So let’s get it!
This is what we are doing — we are going to do a Salt Water Flush tomorrow morning [Sunday, February 1, 2015]. I will include instructions below. This flush is going to prepare us for the Daniel’s Fast which lasts 21 days!
Why Do A Salt Water Flush?
“Enemas and colonics only remove waste from the colon. A Salt Water Flush on the other hand, removes waste, including gas, from the small intestine. Also, the high quality salt used in a Salt Water flush can act as a healing agent as it works to normalize the pH throughout your entire GI tract. A healthy intestinal pH reduces the amount of bad bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and fungi that create all kinds of nasty digestive issues.
Salt Water Flushes can provide tremendous relief from digestive irritability, gas, bloating, cramping, etc. This is especially true when you do a Salt Water Flush regularly, or in scheduled sequences. Besides, it’s cheap, quick, and easy which makes it practical and doable for the average person.”
I pulled this info from Yogitrition.com and I HIGHLY recommend you check out her post about this flush, because she has great info and tons of advice! So click on that hyperlink there and read up! Not long at all. [[Hi Kim! I’m now following your blog, you’re totally awesome!!]]
Why Do the Daniel’s Fast?
I participated in this fast in January 2013, I felt divinely guided to do it. I was in the beginning of my Skin Healing Journey, along with focusing on physical healing. The Daniel’s Fast comes from the Christian Bible —
“When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three weeks. All that time I had eaten no rich food or meat, had drunk no wine, and had used no fragrant oils.” — Daniel 10:2-3 NLT
In simple terms, it’s a vegan diet for 21 days! [Boo to no wine 😦 ] It is totally okay if you are not Christian, this has nothing to do with religion. So this shouldn’t make you uncomfortable. Those in the Christian faith do participate in this fast and take on the spiritual component, which is to reflect and pray, and I actually did the same. “Entering into a period of extended prayer and fasting is like pushing the “pause button” on life so you can draw nearer to God.” — this is taken from Daniel-Fast.com, which is a great site with info about the fast, recipes, and more! My religious childhood in the Pentecostal faith slowly morphed me onto a very spiritual path that I am on… to where I do not claim any religious label and I am passionate about my purpose & my connection to the Creator/Universe. I will be taking time during this fast to pray and meditate. You can choose to join as well, or choose not to, and that is totally okay! We all have our own intentions for this flush and fast. [Want an alternate option other than prayer and meditation? Try the Chakra Detox Challenge!]
February 1st, Morning — First thing when we wake up, do the Salt Water Flush [If you choose to do this regularly during the fast, that is okay too. Make sure to check out the advice on Yogitrition.com.]
February 1st, Afternoon/Evening — Begin the Daniel’s Fast [I will post the food list below.]
February 2 – 22 — Daniel’s Fast
February 23 – 28 — If you’d like to continue the fast until the end of the month, hooray! If not, perhaps we should use this last week as reflection? Give me your thoughts. ❤
Salt Water Flush Instructions:
- First thing in the morning before food and drink.
- Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt or Himalayan salt to 1 Quart of room-temperature, filtered or spring water.
- You can slightly warm the water to increase maximum results.
- Hold your nose if you like, and take it down.
- Try to drink the entire salt solution within 15-20 minutes. Champs who can guzzle anything, can usually get it down within 5-10 minutes. Others will vomit if they take it too quick. If you’re super sensitive, try to get it down with 30 min, or dilute the solution with more water. Also see below for more tips.
- Drink another 1/2 – 1 quart of purified water within an hour after taking the salt solution.
- Do not eat for at least a few hours and avoid coffee, tea, or anything that may be dehydrating. It’s best just to drink water.
****Very important that you use REAL sea salt or Himalayan sat. So please read Kim’s post about how to tell what is real, which again you can find this post here –> Yogitrition.com
Daniel’s Fast Food List:
Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast —
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannelloni beans, white beans.
All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast —
All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
Remember, READ THE LABELS!
This wonderful list is from Daniel-fast.com.
They also have a page of recipes to help! You can find that here –> Recipes
***If you know of Vegan Recipes, or websites that have Vegan Recipes, PLEASE share with us so we can help one another! Just because we are cleansing doesn’t mean this can’t be fun! 😉
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