Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 7

OOPS! I forgot to mention…

Steamed Brussels with Garlic Maple Drizzle

Steam Brussels sprouts. Cut them in half and drizzle with a mixture of:

Roasted garlic
Maple syrup
lemon juice
water
pinch Chipotle (optional)
Recipe by Jeremy

Roasted vs. Steamed

Since vegetables don’t come in contact with cooking water during steaming, more vitamins are retained. Dry cooking methods such as grilling, or roasting also retain a greater amount of nutrients than boiling. Thank you Google. I include the forbidden roasted potatoes recipe for reasons stated in my video today.

Rosemary Potatoes

Sauté some garlic  and fresh rosemary in water or vegetable broth.
Add some lemon juice to the garlic and rosemary.
Drizzle the garlic rosemary mixture over the top of steamed potato.

The following is NOT an approved cleanse recipe.

Slice one russet potato into wedges.
Sauté some garlic  and fresh rosemary in water or vegetable broth. Add lemon juice to the garlic and rosemary. Marinate potato wedges for 30 minutes and then roast until browned at 350˚.

Spinach Soup

Soup recipe at this link. I got too lazy to do cucumber noodles, so I just did cucumber slices. Don’t forget to eat at least two apples between lunch and dinner, along with MORE cucumbers and celery sticks.

Detox Symptoms Reported by Day

I will add to this list throughout the cleanse as participants report in ~

Day 1 – caffeine headaches
Day 2 – headaches, gassiness
Day 3 – SIBO symptoms, nausea, diarrhea
Day 4 – SIBO symptoms, brain fog
Day 5 – brain fog & low energy, TIRED of chewing!
Day 6 – gassiness, bloating
Day 7 – brain fog

Medical Medium Recipe Success or Failure

I will update tis list as readers report results ~

Blueberry Muffins – Huge success reported from everyone who tries them
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – Delicious
Liver Rescue Smoothie – Creamy & satisfying
Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad – seal of approval from cleanse and non-cleanse people alike
Lentil Tacos – Yum – AND child approved!
Nachos Potatoes – one of my favorite MM recipes
Potato Pancake with Cucumber Radish Salad – Weird combo. Jeremy and I liked the potato pancakes, and we liked the salad (though will leave out honey next time), but these two do not belong on the same plate in our opinions.
Liver Rescue Salad – Both options rock
Baked Falafel Salad – Just NO. This was pretty awful and our first disappointment in the MM recipes.
Roasted Veggie Pasta – Will do again, even NOT on cleanse!
Chickpea Quiche – This has been reported from two clients as a big YES!

I would love to hear from you about what recipes you enjoy, what detox symptoms you experience and what triumphs and benefits are yours as well!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .

Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 6

Delicious NEW Brussels Sprouts Recipe!

Brussels for lunch and Brussels for dinner makes you sorta look forward to an all liquid diet on day nine! I like Brussels sprouts, but I do not LOVE Brussels sprouts. The first time we did the cleanse we made the error of roasting, rather than steaming our sprouts. This time we steamed them, but not wanting either of us to get bored, my kitchen witch whipped up an AMAZING little sauce to drizzle on your sprouts! Jeremy lightly steamed the Brussels sprouts and then cut them in half and drizzled them with:

Roasted garlic
Maple syrup
lemon juice
water
pinch Chipotle (optional)

I am DELIGHTED with his preparation!! ~Will share photo tomorrow.

Day 1 for Some

BIG shout out to those of you who are starting day 1 of the cleanse today! I am currently on day 6, and others of you are on 3 or 4 and each of us is RIGHT where we are supposed to be. I am so proud of ALL of us! We are taking action to energize our lives, not just talking about it, or wishing for it. We are really doing this cleanse for better health! yay us!

pretty produce! photo credit Melanie Fox

Celery Juice Links

Celery Juice on Medical Medium Blog
Celery Juice book on AmazonCelery Juice on Medical Medium Blog

celery juice for two
both colors of juice came from that same stack of celery in the above photo

Detox Symptoms Reported by Day

I will add to this list throughout the cleanse as participants report in ~

Day 1 – caffeine headaches
Day 2 – headaches, gassiness
Day 3 – SIBO symptoms, nausea, diarrhea
Day 4 – SIBO symptoms & brain fog
Day 5 – brain fog & low energy
Day 6 – gassiness, bloating

Medical Medium Recipe Success or Failure

I will update tis list as readers report results ~

Blueberry Muffins – Huge success reported from everyone who tries them
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – Delicious
Liver Rescue Smoothie – Creamy & satisfying
Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad – seal of approval from cleanse and non-cleanse people alike
Lentil Tacos – Yum – AND child approved!
Nachos Potatoes – one of my favorite MM recipes
Potato Pancake with Cucumber Radish Salad – Weird combo. Jeremy and I liked the potato pancakes, and we liked the salad (though will leave out honey next time), but these two do not belong on the same plate in our opinions.
Liver Rescue Salad – Both options rock
Baked Falafel Salad – Just NO. This was pretty awful and our first disappointment in the MM recipes.
Roasted Veggie Pasta – Will do again, even NOT on cleanse!

I would love to hear from you about what recipes you enjoy, what detox symptoms you experience and what triumphs and benefits are yours as well!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .

Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 5

We’re half way there!

steamed asparagus with liver rescue salad

Produce Run!

We were down to our last two apples, so we made a run to Costco for more Honeycrisps. Needed more spinach and asparagus, too!

28 apples, 2 pounds asparagus, 1 pound spinach at Costco ~ $47

Honeycrisps cost more, but when you’re supposed to eat 3-5 apples a day, they are worth the price. if you get tired of eating apples on this cleanse, buy Honeycrisps!

Pro tip on the Liver Rescue Smoothie

It was cold at my house yesterday with a thunderstorm blowing through! I was hungry for my second smoothie, but wasn’t looking forward to a cold shake on such a cold day, so I let the blueberries thaw before making the smoothie! I normally LOVE my smoothies to be cold, but this was a perfect solution on a rainy day in May.

Since I was still hungry and it was SO good, a made a third shake.

Pro tip on Salad Prep

Cut all the greens off your multitude of beautiful radishes so they don’t rot in the veggie drawer. Don’t throw them away! Add them to your salad as one of your leafy greens!

Here’s what Medical Medium says about radish greens: These leaves of the radish are the second most powerful prebiotic there is (next to wild blueberries). Radish greens hold a plethora of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and cancer-fighting alkaloids, plus the greens possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. They repair the colon and other parts of the intestinal tract that have lost the ability to absorb nutrients. Radish greens’ nutrition absorbs into the most dysfunctional digestive tracts, assimilating better than any other food, thanks to their high enzymatic profile; the greens contain various enzymes that are not yet documented by scientific study and that allow for the uptake of nutrients. 

Detox Symptoms Reported by Day

I will add to this list throughout the cleanse as participants report in ~

Day 1 – caffeine headaches
Day 2 – headaches, gassiness
Day 3 – SIBO symptoms
Day 4 – SIBO symptoms & brain fog
Day 5 – brain fog & low energy

Medical Medium Recipe Success or Failure

I will update tis list as readers report results ~

Blueberry Muffins – Huge success reported from everyone who tries them
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – Delicious
Liver Rescue Smoothie – Creamy & satisfying
Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad – seal of approval from cleanse and non-cleanse people alike
Lentil Tacos – Yum – AND child approved!
Nachos Potatoes – one of my favorite MM recipes
Potato Pancake with Cucumber Radish Salad – Weird combo. Jeremy and I liked the potato pancakes, and we liked the salad (though will leave out honey next time), but these two do not belong on the same plate in our opinions.
Liver Rescue Salad – Both options rock
Baked Falafel Salad – Just NO. This was pretty awful and our first disappointment in the MM recipes.
Roasted Veggie Pasta – Will do again, even NOT on cleanse!

I would love to hear from you about what recipes you enjoy, what detox symptoms you experience and what triumphs and benefits are yours as well!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .

Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 4

Liver Rescue Smoothie

OPTION A 
2 bananas
½ cup fresh, or 2 tablespoons powdered dragon fruit
2 cups fresh or frozen or 2 tablespoons powdered wild blueberries 
½ cup water (optional)  If using the powder, water is not optional

Medical Medium provides two options for your LiverRescue Smoothie here. I have been unable to find dragonfruit in my area, but my friend Lara sent tis picture of the beautiful fruits she bought to prepare for the cleanse.

photo credit Lara Traube

Liver Rescue Salad

My Liver Rescue Salad was a huge hit at the potluck last night! I made a gihugenormous salad to share and none of it came home. I added green beans to option B just because I had them on hand and they made a nice addition.

Detox Symptoms Reported by Day

I will add to this list throughout the cleanse as participants report in ~

Day 1 – caffeine headaches
Day 2 – caffeine headaches
Day 3 – SIBO symptoms
Day 4 – SIBO symptoms

Medical Medium Recipe Success or Failure

I will update tis list as readers report results ~

Blueberry Muffins – Huge success reported from everyone who tries them
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – Delicious
Liver Rescue Smoothie – Creamy & satisfying
Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad – seal of approval from cleanse and non-cleanse people alike
Lentil Tacos – Yum
Nachos Potatoes – one of my favorite MM recipes
Potato Pancake with Cucumber Radish Salad – Weird combo. Jeremy and I liked the potato pancakes, and we liked the salad (though will leave out honey next time), but these two do not belong on the same plate in our opinions.
Liver Rescue Salad – Both options rock
Baked Falafel Salad – Just NO. This was pretty awful and our first disappointment in the MM recipes.

I would love to hear from you about what recipes you enjoy, what detox symptoms you experience and what triumphs and benefits are yours as well!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .

Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 3

I am not posting a video this morning.

I appreciate your understanding!

I had to choose between sticking to my food plan or posting a video, so I opted to stick to my plan and write a short post. Why no video?
Day 3 and I am having detox symptoms related to SIBO, which I have had in the past. My theory is that when I eat foods that I am not supposed to eat, like the recent cheese incident, the intestinal bacteria flourishes. Then I starve it of its favorite foods and the bacteria start dying off in droves causing toxic symptoms. Just a theory from my muddled mind this morning.

Apples

Yesterday on day two, we had one apple before lunch.

Today on day three, we eat two apples before lunch.

We are also eating two apples each day after lunch and before dinner along with 1-4 dates. If you don’t like dates, substitute dried or fresh grapes, figs, or mulberries.

Tomorrow on day 4, the morning apples go away, but after lunch, we switch from two apples, to “AT LEAST” two apples with our dates or date substitutes, AND we add celery sticks to the apples and dates.

If you are still hungry or “snacky” after dinner, turn to apples or applesauce again. If you are not making the applesauce yourself, make sure it’s a high-quality organic with no preservatives.

Blueberry Muffins

One of my clients is starting the cleanse today and prepped the muffins yesterday. His look WAY better than mine, so I wanted to share his image. Thanks Kasey!

photo credit Kasey Fox, aka the muffin man

Lentil Tacos

Jeremy made these for our lunch yesterday. They were amazing!

Produce Ready!

We went to Sprouts yesterday to pick up a few items for the next 5 days.

Thanks Kimberlee for your wonderful lemons!

Celery Juice

Don’t forget tomorrow (on Day 4 of the cleanse) we drink 16-20 ounces of celery juice after our morning lemon water and at least 20 minutes before breakfast!

Here is a link to the celery juice blog post by Anthony William.

Just a quick note for clarity: Celery juice is to be consumed without adding anything else to it! No salt, no lemon, nothing else. the magic happens when the straight celery juice goes into an empty tummy (after your 16 ounces lemon water).

This is the link to pre-order the new Medical Medium book, Celery Juice that is being released next week.

Starting Day One Today!

I know today is day one of the cleanse for several of you, so GO YOU!  You are awesome and spectacular and amazing for showing up with the intention of improving your health!  For being AWARE there are changes you CAN make, and for reaching for healing foods!

You can do this.  You are doing it.  You are a ROCKSTAR!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more hints, tips, recipes inspirations and encouragements to help keep YOU motivated, and moving toward your healing goals and energized life!

I would love to hear from you about what works for you and what challenges you face!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .

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The information provided on and accessible from this website is for informational  & support purposes only and should not be considered to be healthcare advice or medical diagnosis, or treatment. I support individuals who want to transform their health in whatever way they choose as best.  The state of California has no licensing requirements for Life Coaches. I am not a doctor and do not diagnose or treat disease, nor make recommendations regarding medical treatment or medications.  Please consult your medical doctor if you have any questions about the whether any cleanse is appropriate for you. This blog, support group, and Cyndi Combs have no affiliation with Anthony William.

Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 2

I had technical difficulties today and ended up forgetting to tell you that I got a caffeine headache yesterday. Instead of getting off the coffee two to three days prior to the cleanse as I so wisely advised you to do, I upped my coffee in the days leading to the cleanse due to a couple of nights poor sleep. I had a wicked headache yesterday and ended up taking a two hour nap in the afternoon! It was my day off, so I was grateful to have the option and I listened to my body and honored what it needed.

Lunch recipes:

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad on page 388

Lentil Tacos recipe can be found at this link.

Lentil Tacos on page 396

Potato Pancakes with Cucumber Radish Salad recipe can be found at this link and on page 402.

Dinner Options

On day 1, Jeremy and I grilled salmon for dinner along with a large green salad and our leftover sweet potato salad from lunch. We also threw a chicken breast on the grill to use for dinner on day 2.

Day 2 dinner option is Nachos Potatoes to which we’ll add the grilled chicken. Find the recipe at this link. Since the cleanse is reducing the usual fat intake by 50%, we will use the cashew based aioli sauce, but skip the avocado that we usually add to this recipe. Jeremy and I enjoy this recipe very much and have made it several times.

On day 3, I have been invited to a pot luck. I am bringing my own grass fed steak to throw on the grill, then to share with everyone, I am making a great big bowl of Liver Rescue Salad Option B with Orange Garlic Dressing!

It’s really a beautiful salad, and I enjoy the flavors mixed with the orange and garlic. Yummy!

Liver Rescue Salad recipe is found at this link.

Let me know what options you’re trying, what you like and what questions you have!

Liver Rescue Cleanse ~ Day 1

OK – since I have no editing skills, here’s another 30 seconds to remind you how awesome you are!

Link to medical Medium Blueberry Muffins.

Link to Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

I would love to hear from you about what works for you and what challenges you face!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .


The information provided on and accessible from this website is for informational  & support purposes only and should not be considered to be healthcare advice or medical diagnosis, or treatment. I support individuals who want to transform their health in whatever way they choose as best.  The state of California has no licensing requirements for Life Coaches. I am not a doctor and do not diagnose or treat disease, nor make recommendations regarding medical treatment or medications.  Please consult your medical doctor if you have any questions about the whether any cleanse is appropriate for you. This blog, support group, and Cyndi Combs have no affiliation with Anthony William.

Welcome to Liver Cleanse Support Group!

Hi Everyone!

This blog post is intended for those who are doing the Liver Rescue Cleanse by Anthony William on their own and want the support of a community of people that are also following the cleanse! Cyndi shares her own experience through the cleanse.

This was me FIRST ever video! I learned a few things and my next video will be better!

I would love to hear from you about what works for you and what challenges you face!

Contact me in the comments below or at cyndicombs@gmail.com .


The information provided on and accessible from this website is for informational  & support purposes only and should not be considered to be healthcare advice or medical diagnosis, or treatment. I support individuals who want to transform their health in whatever way they choose as best.  The state of California has no licensing requirements for Life Coaches. I am not a doctor and do not diagnose or treat disease, nor make recommendations regarding medical treatment or medications.  Please consult your medical doctor if you have any questions about the whether any cleanse is appropriate for you. This blog, support group, and Cyndi Combs have no affiliation with Anthony William.

Staying Motivated to Reach Our Goals

How do we stay motivated to reach our goals?

I hear a chorus of you singing, “We don’t!”

That’s one of the things people frequently hire a coach for: support in staying motivated.

If you are wanting to energize your life, you also have some changes in mind you are wanting to make to that end.  Maybe you want to get more active, maybe you want to enrich your menus with more veggies, or by reducing fats.

Whatever your particular goal is, the biggest key I can share with you is to shift your mindset so that you are focused on the outcome you desire!

Now, maybe you’re thinking, “I have been focused on losing 50 pounds for the last ten years, and it hasn’t happened yet!”

This is the ideal time to point out that every subject is really two subjects: the subject itself (the object you desire), and the absence of it.  Often times we think we are focused on what we want, when we are actually focussing on the fact that we do not yet have it.  Focussing on NOT having what we want slows motivation, so that what we desire is slow to arrive, or we block it completely and it never arrives.

Let’s use the example above.  If someone says they have been focussed on “losing weight,” chances are what they are really focussed on is the fact that they are “not losing weight” or how “hard it is to lose weight” or maybe, “I’ll NEVER lose all this weight!”

The first thing I would say to a client in this situation is that trying to “lose weight” is an uphill battle that few of us actually win.  Why? Because we resist “losing” anything!  We want to be winners and we don’t like it when we lose games, keys, or our minds.  If we do lose something the first thing we do is try to get it back.  That’s not helpful if the real goal is to reach a healthy weight we can maintain.  Your goal could be weight reduction, or body composition improvement, or as one of my delightful clients reframed it; to reveal your sexy inner beast!

All of those goals sound more desirable than “losing” anything, don’t they? So step one would be to reframe the goal in a way that motivates you.

Visualize your desire as a fully formed outcome.

What does your authentic body look like?  More importantly, how does it feel?  Sit with that feeling of loving the skin you’re in!  Let it soak in and inspire the cells of your body to give you what you truly desire!  Nothing has ever manifested that was not “thought” first.  Let your mind spend time on what your ideal body feels like, looks like, performs like.  Submerse the cells of your body in the vibration of what you want them to become.  They will respond by matching that vibration!

Usually we get distracted with “what is.”  We know what we want insomuch as it’s NOT what we currently have.  We want something ‘better,’ or healthier, or smaller or bigger, but we spend very little time defining what we actually WANT because we get caught up on looking at the “what we currently have” part. 

We’ve developed patterns of eating meant to soothe emotions more than to fill nutritional needs.  We’ve given up being active for the sake of getting the to-do lists accomplished.  And we look at our current state of “not being where I want to be” and can’t figure out how it’s possible to get from where we are to where we want to be.  Many lose faith that it’s even possible.

Don’t think about HOW you get there from here, just visualize BEING there already, and more importantly, how it FEELS to be standing there in your full power.  Engage all five senses to help make your vision REAL in your mind.

Be open to the possibility that it COULD happen for you. Even if you can’t see how that miracle arrives, leave the door open for it.  Don’t shut it out by deciding it is NOT possible, or will not come to you, or that you’re not worthy.

If you’re not willing to spend time just thinking about what you want, what are the chances you’ll actually take action to make it happen?

One of the best ways to stay motivated is to keep looking at what you want without trying to figure out how you get it.  That way you’re excited by feeling it in your vibration, without splitting your energy with thoughts like, “I want it but, I don’t know how to get it.”  Your energy is all moving toward what you DO want if that’s where you focus the energy.  “I know what I want,” is how you reframe that one.

See your ideal outcome fully formed in your mind and add the mantra, “I know what I want.”  

When something or someone introduces a question like “HOW do you plan get there from here?” You can answer, “By staying focussed on what I want, and not limiting the Universe by telling it HOW to deliver what I want.”

You’ve GOT this! I know you have what it takes to create the life you want.

Liver Cleanse Grocery Lists

Planning and Preparation are Key!

If you want to do the Medical Medium Liver Cleanse, then I want you to succeed!  Organization is one of my Divine gifts, so I am providing this list in the hopes that it helps you get organized and prepared for the cleanse.

Remember that the first 3 days have options, so if your options are different from mine, then your grocery list will need to be modified accordingly.

Dragonfruit Powder

Dragonfruit can be found in some grocery stores like Berkeley Bowl, though I have seen it infrequently and it’s always quite expensive.  It is available in some freezer sections, though nearly as infrequently.  The powder seems the easiest form to get your hands on in enough quantity for this cleanse.  One 3.5 ounce bag is required for each person on the cleanse.  Amazon carries it, but iHerb has it cheaper at this link and you save more if you buy 2 of them.  Spend more than $20 and get free 2 day shipping.

Order the dragonfruit before you start the cleanse to be sure you have it delivered before day four.

If you need these items for the optional detox smoothie on my menu plan, they are available on Amazon or at Sprouts:

Barley grass juice powder
Hawaiian Spirulina
Atlantic Dulse

A word about smoothie recipes

The Liver Rescue Smoothie says 1-2 servings and the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie says 1 serving.  I treat both recipes as 2 smoothies because I have a single serve blender and half a recipe is all that fits.

I drank 2 LR smoothies on each of days 4 to 7, but those are each half sized servings, so if you find you are still hungry, you can have up to 2 more smoothies using the same recipe.

My Grocery Lists

I hope these lists are a helpful resource! Click on each one to read and download.

I have my lists organized by days and also by stores based on preferred quality and price.  On the first cleanse I bought all of the items for days 1 to 3 and found I had some stuff left over simply because I did not eat as much of some of the produce as I purchased.  So check your supplies on hand before purchasing more for the subsequent days.

One potato is required on day 7 (or squash or sweet potato) and I simply added it to my list for the first 3 days so I don’t have “one potato” to hunt down on my third trip to the store.  I’m efficient like that.

Each list is per person.

Day 1-3

Day 4-6

Day 7-9

Yep.  It’s a LOT of food! 

Please let me know if you ave questions or need any support as you prepare for the cleanse!