Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Cleanse Begins

Today is day 1 of the Raw Food Cleanse. Yes, I have decided to join a small group of friends who are eating nothing but raw foods for the next ten days. No loopholes, no jokes, the rocket is off the launch pad. Now let's see what happens to the old body. Option 1: increased vigor, a system flush, and better immunity. Option 2: Some hunger, but no permanent damage. Option 3: Brain-eating tapeworms. Place your bets.

Luckily, very luckily, I am not in charge of this whole program. My friend Soorya is considering opening a raw food / vegan restaurant here in Delhi, and we are her guinea pigs. She has been eating only raw foods for some years now, and she looks great. She looks much younger than her 56 years and certainly seems to be flush with energy. As part of the package, she tells us what to do, gives us four kundalini yoga classes, and even makes lunch and dinner for us every day. How could I say no?

So why would one do this? Well, the theory goes that raw foods are chock full of helpful enzymes that aid your body. With cooked food, your body wastes quite a bit of energy breaking down the dead (i.e. cooked) food and transforming it into needed enzymes. With raw food, the body gets what it needs at a lower cost, and passes the energy savings on to you.

For more information, check out this site.

I have no idea if this will work or not, but it seems worth it to give it a try. How bad could it be?

I'll report on the results, unless I die, in which case the tape worm will take over this site... Cheers!


At 1:08 AM, Anonymous shrinkwrap said...

WOW! Keep us posted, and if anything bizarre happens...take pictures!

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous the tapeworm said...

Lentils...chick peas...lentils...chick peas...for the love of God, move to Thailand. I've got a taste for some pad kee mao.

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Crawdad said...

I dream of lentils and chick peas... if only I could eat lentils and chick peas... seven more days... one week to happiness through raw food...

one... week...

At 4:37 AM, Anonymous shrinkwrap said...

Hang in there, C. Do you have the dr. on speeddial? Does someone look in on you in case you don't appear for a couple days?


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