aragorn said:-Doesn't the microwaves destroy some important aspects (enzymes?) of the berries? Or is this just an urban legend...? I've been told e.g. not to warm the milk for our baby in the microwave because the nutrition value decreases by doing this.
I'd say it's probably not ideal, but when you first get up in the morning, it's cold, and you don't want frozen berries in your shake, it's pretty easy to just zap 'em in the microwave. Besides, the berries are basically there for a little flavor and not really for nutritional value anyway.
aragorn said:-I noticed that psyllium husk is no longer included in the "morning cocktail" - why is that?
It's there to keep things flowing. If you become constipated, increase the amount and/or add it back in. But I think many people will find that the rest of the shake mixture and detoxing effects will be enough to keep the elimination process running nicely.
aragorn said:It's too early to tell any effects yet, but I do feel more energetic all ready. Plus, I'm having some of the usual detox symptoms like irritation and muscle aches. And strangely, I don't feel as hungry as earlier - I eat much less. Is this typical...?
I noticed that, too. And after 2 months of anti-candida/detoxing, the hunger pangs and cravings are gone along with blood sugar swings. Last year, I would have needed to start eating tons of potatoes and starches to "say fueled" at this time of year. Now, I'm just enjoying the healthy foods I eat and how I feel, and I don't need chocolate, pastries, etc.
I can't emphasize enough that once you start this diet, you won't mind eating differently and keeping "goodies" to an occasional treat (AFTER detoxing!). It also really shows you how much we eat out of habit, including just how flimsy those "I like this, I don't like this" opinions are when it comes to food, flavor, etc.
Oh, and did I mention you'll feel a LOT better, too? ;D