David Wolfe Coming to Sudbury

I have a dinner date with my good friend Georges and David Wolfe!  I’m so excited.  David tells us why raw chocolate is good for us.

Raw food Guru David Wolfe

Raw food Guru David Wolfe

Juice Feasting – First Drink – MSM

Today is Day 6 of my Juice Feast.  Still I’ve not managed to drink more than 2.5 quarts/liters of juice.  As well as about 2 quarts of water and 8oz of Kombucha. (I’ll explain Kombucha in another post).   I’ve not really been very active however so I may just not need as much juice right now.  I’ve been doing a lot of computer work at home and at the office.    I did go to my Belly Dance class last night which was great.  And tonight I had a few rounds of Dance Dance Revolution with Kali (my daughter). I even beat her once too. It had nothing to do with the fact I was on basic and she was on advanced, honest…  Ok.. maybe a little.

Well anyway….

The first drink of the day on a Juice Feast is recommended to be 1 quart of water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1-3 tablespoons of MSM powder.   (I’ve made it with 1/2 lime as well that was good.)

Well I wondered what the heck is MSM and when I went to the health food store and asked for SMS they thought I was crazy.  Until I saw MSM on the shelf and said “oops I think I meant this.”

Well MSM is actually Methylsulfonylmethane . Say that 3 times fast…  It is a form of sulfur that is naturally found in food and in our bodies.  It is sold as a nutritional supplement for pain and inflammatory conditions.

According to “The Miracle of MSM” by Stanley W. Jacob M.D., Ronald M. Lawrence M.D., Ph.D. and Martin Zucker MSM is that natural solution for pain and relieves;

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pain
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis and Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorder)
  • Post-traumatic Pain and Inflammation
  • Allergies

Here are some more resources on MSM.

  1. Health Canada MSM – PDF
  2. Wikipedia on MSM
  3. MSM Guide

Juice Feasting a New Journey

Juice Feasting Jars
Well I decided to kick my wellness up a notch. On November 1, 2008 I started a 92 day juice feast!  Yes this can be called a juice fast as well.  The difference is the amount of juice is unlimited it’s fresh juiced fruit and veggies and their are some supplements suggested. I’m am getting a wealth of information from Juice Feasting .com It is recommended to drink about 4 quarts of juice a day. More if you are feeling hungry or are really active.

So far my progress is this:
Every day I have started with 1 quart of water, 1 teaspoon MSM, juice of 1/2 lemon.

Day 1 drank 1.5 quarts of juice.  Felt great. No hunger (I was just super busy).
Day 2 drank 2.5 quarts of juice.  Felt great. Had a headache. Napped from 4-6pm.
Day 3 drank 2.5 quarts of juice.  Felt great. Had a headache.
Day 4 …..  That’s today.  Headache is gone. I feel great still.

Happy Feasting. I’d love to hear your comments and experiences. And if you have a raw, vegan or juice feasting blog and you like to post each other’s links please let me know.

Brightest Blessings
Rayvin