Ok, I”ve got a TON to write about today.
I”ve basically got enough content here to make up for the lack of posts since Friday!
So let”s start with Friday:
5 Day Colon Cleanse Day 2
Friday was day 2 of my 5 day colon cleanse, and day 30 of the 60 day juice fast!
Here”s a sample of what the colon cleansing concoction looks like:
It looks extremely nasty and, for every intent and purpose, it is.
You”re basically swallowing a mixture of clay and charcoal when you do Dr. Schulze”s 5 Day Colon Cleanse.
It is NOT for the weak!
Also, on Friday, I came across some incredible Persian Cucumbers from Hanson”s Market.
Look at how big those things are! Believe it or not, they are organic and HIGHLY affordable. These are the best juicing cucumbers I”ve found to date!
Moving on past Friday, let”s get into the exciting stuff…
Longevity Conference Day 1
Day 1 of the Longevity Conference was simply incredible. I go to plenty of seminars, but Longevity Conference takes the cake… heh… literally! You won”t want to eat regular cake ever again after attending one of these seminars
It would be impossible to describe what goes down at Longevity Conference in this blog post.
If you”re interested, I”d recommend searching for a site where you can purchase online access to the recordings, or the DVD set.
I know that their founder, David Wolfe, makes the recordings available. Here I am with David Wolfe:
The big difference between Longevity Conference and every other conference I”ve attended was the quality of people, and the level of consciousness at the conference.
Everyone there seemed more “tuned in” than your average crowd- especially the speakers.
The speakers were less like your typical “here”s why you should listen to me speakers” and more like Ascended Masters of the Universe.
Ok, I”m not going to get all metaphysical on you. But seriously, I have never met a higher quality of speakers.
Longevity Conference was held together by a group of highly intelligent, highly valuable, incredibly helpful speakers – which set it apart from the rest.
Out of all the Speakers, the one whom I connected with most was Ron Teaguarden.
Ron Teaguarden is one of the most interesting people I”ve ever met. He”s largely credited with bringing Chinese medicine to the West, and has dedicated his life to researching and unleashing the power of natural herbs.
I have a lot left to learn from Ron and I feel as if our relationship has just begun.
I didn”t have a chance to take a picture with Ron, but here I am with Eric, one of his incredibly talented “brewmasters” (ok, I made that title up) at Ron”s Dragon Herbs Elixir Bar.
Here I am with Eric:
Most interesting were the tea concoctions I had at the Dragon Herbs Elixir Bar.
The most intense tea was a special blend, brewed with a 25 year old ginseng root, cordyceps (one of the most valuable herbs in the world, collected from mountain tops in China where they naturally grow from caterpillars” bodies), goji, reishi, and deer antler.
The 25 year old gingseng root alone is worth about $25,000! This was some high quality tea, with extreme bodily benefits.
I”ll tell you more about my experience with the tea later in this post
Thankfully, I also ran into my good friends Caleb and Sheleana of YoungAndRaw.com
Caleb & Sheleana are a powerhouse couple and I highly recommend you check out their blog!
Longevity Conference Day 2
Longevity Conference continued with incredible content… too much for me to blog about in one post.
However, I would like to point out one very notable speaker, Dr. Jameth Sheridan
Dr. Sheridan is the most intelligent person I”ve met to date when it comes to vegan nutrition.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding a vegan diet, and all diets as a whole, and Dr. Sheridan is a genius when it comes to breaking it down and making it simple for anyone to adjust their diet to suit their needs.
Personally, I want to live to 150 years old, so my goal is to find the correct diet to extend my longevity as long as possible, so that I have more
time and can do as much as possible to change the world.
Back to Dr. Sheridan. You may not know Dr. Sheridan, but you probably know his company, HealthForce Nutritionals.
I never met Dr. Sheridan before today, however I”ve been a happy customer of HealthForce for over a year now! I highly recommend the Vitamineral Green product if you”re just getting started.
Speaking of which, HealthForce had 3 of their supplements – Vitamineral Green, Elixir of The Lake, and MacaForce on tap for anyone to enjoy as much as they want during the conference!
Needless to say, I was not well equipped with juice for the conference, so my diet consisted of nearly 100% HealthForce Nutritionals supplements and Dragon Herbs tea during the conference – again, I”ll tell you more about that later in the post
One more thing – I told Dr. Sheridan that I”d love to give the readers of this website some solid advice on juicing and all around nutrition from a credible expert like himself.
Dr. Sheridan agreed for me to interview him for the blog! We have yet to schedule the interview, but I will keep you posted as it”s coming up : )
Finally, I”d like to introduce my friends at BlackBird Naturals.
BlackBird Naturals specializes in selling seeds so that anyone can start their own organic, natural garden.
I personally can”t wait to start my garden, and I thoroughly believe that the world would be a much better place (and a much healthier place!) if we all ate locally grown, sustainable food.
Needless to say, they are based in Arizona near where I will be travelling to speak at a seminar within the next few weeks – so you very well may be in for another interview, where I”ll ask the ladies of BlackBird Naturals all about how to start your first garden, and the benefits of growing for yourself!
They”ve also got some pretty good tips for juicing
If you”re ready to start your own garden now, I”m not quite sure how to order from them. But you should like BlackBird Naturals on Facebook and connect with them there to ask how to get started!
The Morning After (5 Day Colon Cleanse Day 5)
I felt like total crap (and still do, kinda).
Let me break down what I did wrong here, so that you won”t suffer the same consequences I am today.
Lesson 1: ALWAYS Be Prepared With Green Juice
Due to my lack of preparation, I basically spent the whole weekend fasting on nothing but water.
At least the water was mixed with HealthForce supplements, but I wasn”t getting nearly the amount of calories I needed all weekend.
Lesson 2: Stacking Detoxes Can Get VERY Intense
So let”s look at the data: first, I was 31 days into a juice fast attending the seminar.
Second, I was pretty much on nothing but water all weekend, which in itself is a strong detox.
Third, I consumed the tea of incredibly detoxing superherbs all weekend (including the ginseng, cordyceps, deer antler, etc…)
Basically the end result was this: I was deprived on calories, detoxing my intestines/colon, and mixing in several other strong detoxes from super herbs.
I”d have a rough morning even if I was eating a full diet all weekend, but when you add that in on top of a 60 day juice fast it got pretty intense.
Basically this morning I couldn”t walk right, had a hard time standing up for short periods of time, and even breathing was difficult.
I ended up in bed until almost 12 PM, and then after I went into the office I could only stay for a few hours.
I realized there how deficient I was in Calories, and immediately went to create
a large batch of fresh juice.
This helped immensely, however I”m still detoxing like crazy and I know that tonight won”t be pleasant either
Lesson 3: No Pain, No Gain
I believe that everything has to get worse before it gets better.
Everything in nature dies only to be reborn or passed on to the next generation.
YES, I am physically suffering today. But this is ONE day out of SIXTY in order to create ultimate health and vitality for the rest of my life.
I have no regrets for any of this. I could
have had a better strategy, YES, but the point is that if you take massive, committed action, you will see results in your life.
Not to mention, I weighed myself today, and I”m already down to 290 pounds. That means I”ve lost 7 pounds in the past 5 days.
I feel like my body is preparing itself for my future and often nature is working on me harder than I am myself.
When you do the right things, you create momentum, and you”ll continue to excel as long as you stay out of your own way.
One that note, it”s time to finish my last dose of Intestinal Formula and end that chapter of my detox.