Thursday, March 6, 2008

Day Six: Water Water Water

“Sometimes I wish I could go back to the days when I was six and my biggest problem was what kind of dress to put on Barbie" Author unknown
Today I don't feel well. I was up all night long with a rather upset stomach and this morning it wasn't any better.

I woke up this morning, jumped in the bath (didn't juice prior), jumped out of the bath and right back into bed. I think this is the firt time I have called in sick in about 3 years. I spent half the day in bed, and I still felt a little queasy after I woke up.

It's a funny feeling in my tummy. It is upset, but I'm not sure what it wants. It doesn't want food, it doesn't want juice, I will just have to let it be and see what happens. I think it may be too many greens inflicted too fast, too much MSM or maybe a bit of a stomach flu.

Today's consumption: Water, Water and more Water.

Readers Question: (hmm, heres a new concept, think I like it...if this keeps up, may have to change my blog to "Dear Raw Abbey..."

Robin from Nantucket asks "What is MSM?"

Well Robin, (not that I'm a medical expert, or any expert for that matter) MSM stands for Methylsulfonylmethane (I can't even begin to pronounce that one, glad I'm blogging and not speaking!).

It is a Natural Source of Sulphur. It is one of the main components in our bodies. From what I gather (and again, I'm no expert), a diet high in fruits and veggies a person gets their MSM naturally, but by juicing, the pulp is removed and I am assuming we are either getting less or none at all, therefore the addition of MSM to the water in the morning. MSM is absorbed best with the addition of vitamin c, that is why the lemon and MSM are added to the water. It detoxifies and regenerates...

I have also purchased MSM lotion, which is said to be good for the skin and joints. I have noticed a significant difference on fine lines and wrinkles (boy, do I sound like a commercial) from using it everyday on my face. It is also suppose to help heal and repair scars and damaged skin (hmm, think about that one!).

Here is a link if you want a more medical answer, and here is a link if you want a more simpler answer.

This is where I get my MSM humor from:

Oh, and for something really exciting! Check out Raw Food Right Now today! I couldn't believe my eyes!

So, dear readers.... keep coming with your questions, and I will do my best to keep you entertained...

Okay, and today I guess I need a real disclaimer.... I'm not a doctor or medical professional. All of the posts are for informational and mostly entertainment purposes only. This site cannot be held responsible for any consequences regarding your use or intended use of any information provided. Always check with your medical professional before making any changes to your diet, especially if you are considering any type of juice fast or juice feast.


Michelle said...

I hope you get back on your feet soon. I know how rough those tummy troubles can be. Rest and take care of yourself.

Juicy wishes!

qtmom said...

thanks for the explanation! AND I hope today brings you a better feeling tummy!

Take care,

Kathy said...

Thanks for the well wishes! Today I feel much better - took it easy and rested and flushed (in more ways than one!) yesterday. Today is a new day!