Day 22&23 ----> Becoming Younger

Tuesday April 14th
The scene: Recovery day from Monday's work stress: watched 2 movies, exercised, napped, buffed up my conscious mind with a DVD from Big Mind Big Heart.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: ----
Lunch: 16 oz Curry Cauliflower Soup - pg 47 in Raw Foods For Busy People 2: Green Magic; 5 small romaine leaves
Dinner: 16 oz Curry Cauliflower Soup; 1/2 package freeze-dried rambutan fruit
PM: 32 oz peppermint tea

What was Walker about today?
  • Water
  • OJ
  • I drank tea, which isn't Walker necessarily, but it is Angela Stokes...learned this trick from her - great for giving the body what it usually really wants (water) and a nice fix of flavor as well.

What did I discover today?
  • When I have some big emotions inside and my "cave woman" is freakin' out with fear - the primal unreasonable kind, it's really great to have Girl Talk. Today I got to chat with my girlfriend before we worked out. What a relief!
  • Of course, it's also appropriate to beat the beejeezus out of pillows now and then. Have you ever tried it? Yee-Ha !

Wednesday April 15th
The scene: Moon-time began; went to my Mo-Co meeting to keep my precious sanity.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 8 oz tangelo juice (made for me by hunny)
Breakfast: ---
Lunch: 8 brazil nuts; dulse leaf; (then my friend served me) 1 small butter lettuce leaf taco w/ guacamole and cashew zinger hummus; 1 x chia moon drop she made
Dinner: 16 oz tomato bisque soup from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen Book; 1/2 C chia cookie dough
PM: 32 oz Roobis tea

What was Walker about today?
  • Water
  • Fresh Juice

What did I discover today?
I want to address a question I got from one of you lovelies:
Q: Why is it better to drink room temperature water rather than ice cold water?
A: The body is a sensitive creation. As most of us know, our body keeps a regulated temperature of about 98.6 degrees. If we get a fever of just a few degrees over that, we can experience brain damage, fertility sterilization, and even death.
It is true that external hot and cold therapy - sitz baths, hot springs, ice, saunas, hot rocks - can rejuvenate, heal, detoxify, and tone our bodies. Internally, however, we should approach with more caution.
When we drink liquid right out of the fridge or with ice clinking around the glass, my understanding is that our body immediately STOPS DIGESTING, until it can raise it's internal temperature to a safe level. Interrupted digestion and shock during what should be a peaceful process can cause indigestion, gas, constipation, and the meal getting stuck longer than it needs to in the tummy, which usually results in fermentation and putrefecation. Yuckies.
Good news you cold water lovers! Drinking cold liquids on an empty stomach is not as disruptive to the body's equilibrium. Just something to pay attention to - how are your emotions after drinking cold water? Does it put you a bit on edge? Do you get a tense? Or are you just dandy?
With all that being said, this is the final word:
If having your water cold helps you drink more water - by all means keep doing it!
We are 60-70% water. Replenishing our H2O is essential if we want to feel good. You wouldn't want to bathe in the same water night after night, would ya? It would get a little gross in that there tub.
A happy compromise:
Perhaps you could consider luke-warm water during meals and while exercising (drains the energy a bit to have to heat the water) and save that refreshing ice-cold elixer for the remainder of the day!

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