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    Hi everyone
    I have 6 weeks before I start my stim cycle (ICSI). So, of course, I'm on a health kick..... lots of walking along the waterfront and exercises (in the safety of my loungeroom), upping my fruit and veges. I already drink at least 2 litres of water per day. My chinese massage lady is making me a rice wine (a little each night) to keep my 'system' warm.
    Has anyone ever tried a detox? I know there are some you can get from chemist/health foods shops. Has anyone out there ever tried any of those? Does anyone have any experience with detoxing? I did it years ago with a naturopath but just can't afford to go back to her.
    One of the ladies in here mentioned she'd been drinking wheatgrass tea when she fell pg. Anyone else tried the tea or juice? Any clues where I can get it? I'd be grateful for any thoughts or info.

    And, you are all quite welcome to slap me around if I don't stick to this!!! Of course, I'm still allowed the odd mint slice here and there for the next 6 weeks.
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    Sue
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    hi suzie q

    a friend of mine did a detox that you she bought from a health food shop. it wasn't a blackmores one, it was another brand.. i think it is in red and blue box? can't remember sorry.

    are cycling through IVFA? which clinic? do they have one on the coast? Keep me updated ok..

    love Leisa x

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    Oh i am such a bird brain.. LOL..i forgot to mention why my friend detoxed just for the sake of it.. no particular reason. not for TTC or anything.. she lost alot of weight on it. I think it was a 15 day one???

    leis xx

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    Thanks for the info Leis. Yep, staying with IVFA - they're on the CC. I just want to try and make my insides as healthy as they can be!!
    Hope all's well with you.
    Love
    Sue :luck:

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    I am travelling really well today.. haven't cried today (yet)... going to work now.. it is so busy at work i don't have time to think.. Went to a BBQ at my friends from work last night, the one who is preggas with her third. Her husband was so appologetic to me, i felt embarrassed. He told me that he wasn't overly happy about having No 3! and wished it was Dh and I instead! He said he knows that when it comes along he will love it unconditionally, but just wished it upon us!! God love him.. We had a good night laughing about labour stories, apeziotomies, epi's, scaring and stitches.. and they were all saying.. "you just wait and see" and then they were telling me to stop pampering my dog as he will be so jealous when buba arrives.... just what the doctor order i say!!!

    Feeling very positive at the moment..but I am prepared for either outcome, but my gut feeling is leaning on the + side at the moment.

    Hope we are lucky..

    take care leis xx

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    A detox that was recommended by an exercise/nutrition advisor is a couple of tablespoons of celtic sea salt in about 750ml warm water. You have to get this down in 1/2 hr and not go anywhere in the next few hours as you will be on the toilet a lot. This is a really cheap detox that works really well. Wheatgrass is also good as it is just a huge hit of vitamins. I wouldn't have it while pg as I get a rush out of it so not sure if the baby gets a rush too.

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    Thanks Gemma! Sounds nice and cheap...
    2 questions:
    Where to I get celtic sea salt?
    Is this a one-off thing or do you have to do it on a regular basis?
    Sue

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    I was guessing before but here are the actual instructions. Info from John Toomey Consulting.

    Start with a 2lt jug. Place a heaped dessert spoon of Celtic Sea Salt in the jug and then add a cup of hot water. Stir till the salt has dissolved into solution. Fill the jug to the top with warm water.

    Now, sit in a comfotable location and drink the solution. You should get it all into your body within 25-30 minutes. If it works, you should visit the toilet 5-6 times.

    This should be done at the start of the day and you should make sure that you have easy access to a toilet. Continue drinking water once the solution is in your body.

    If the solution does not have an impact you will know that your bowel is not in a very healthy state and it may be worth visiting a Colonic Hydrotherapy specialist or a Naturopath.

    To help promote the friendly bacteria in you bowel, drink a glass of warm water with the juice of a lemon every morning before you eat.

    This should not be attempted if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart problems. Contact a Naturopath for guidance.

    Celtic sea salt can be bought from Health Food shops.

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    Thanks Gemma. Obviously sounds like a Saturday job....

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    wouldn't a detox deprive your body of nutruients while shedding the toxins- so isn't this bad? I just think that living a healthy lifestyle would be best.

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    Oh, I hadn't thought of that...thanks Sheree.
    Hmmmm, better do a lot more research.

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    #-o #-o
    Somehow, I did a bluesky and double posted. Hmmmm, not sure how that happened?

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    hehehe nice to know I'm not the only gumby! #-o #-o (joke Joyce)
    I have a feeling that the "tea" aka muck that the accupuncturist has me on has a similar (but not as drastic) effect..

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    That's OK gooba, I'm thick skinned!
    Sue

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