Thursday, September 22, 2011


Speaking of music - "Happy Days Are Here Again!"

Yesterday was awesome. But after only two drinks, my head actually started to throb. Alcohol in moderation has an anti-inflammatory effect on your system which is great for you since inflammation causes many cancers, premature aging, osteoporosis, heart disease, etc. But when you drink too much, the inverse becomes true and your health will eventually be compromised.

Not that two drinks is too much. But after four weeks of not drinking, your system will be more sensitive to alcohol because your tolerance is down. Don't worry - as you normalize, having two drinks won't give you a headache anymore. But it's good to be in touch with the potentially harmful effects of alcohol in such an immediate way.

Because when you've been drinking every day for years, you forget how your body should feel in a natural, sober state. Consequently, you may be living with chronic inflammation which may cause health problems for you beyond your drinking. But that's another one of the many great gifts of cleansing: it helps you become more aware of your whole system, emotionally, spiritually and physically. It helps you to track the progress of your own well-being.

I took two aspirin before I went to bed and woke up this morning feeling absolutely fine. In fact, I feel AWESOME! And despite the slightly throbbing head yesterday, I can't tell you how happy I felt - all day. It's a real joy to be able to bring wine back into my life. That first sip of red last night with spaghetti dinner was absolutely inspiring.

And I have five minutes of fun and normalcy ahead of me. It is such an incredible gift. I feel blessed this morning. And that is truly the biggest gift of cleansing ... because I've got another drink coming. Cheers!


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