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Oprah Completes Her 21-Day Cleanse

Sep 16, 2008
Recently, Oprah Winfrey undertook what some would call a difficult challenge. She embarked on a 21-day cleanse as a result of Kathy Freston's book Quantum Wellness. During the three week period, she couldn't have many of the things that we consume on a daily basis. Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, gluten, or animal products were strictly forbidden in order to cleanse the body completely.

So why exactly would she get involved in such a cleanse? In Kathy Freston's book, Quantum Wellness, she claims that this 21-day cleanse will jumpstart you physically and spiritually. It changes you from the inside out. Oprah says that during the three week period, you are to become a "conscious eater". You need to think about what you eat before you just start eating it. A quote from her blog says "How can you say you're trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?" She claimed that the three week period gave her a chance to think about her attachments to certain foods and why she eats what she eats.

On Oprah's final day of the diet she nearly broke down and had something that she wasn't supposed to have. Quoting from her blog, "yes, I want some wine. Bordeaux 82. Just one glass at sunset, almost broke down and had a glass. I didn't, mostly because of my commitment to fellow VCTers. Tomorrow, Scarlet...tomorrow is another day. That's my mantra for now."

After a full 21 days of this diet, what exactly did Oprah Winfrey take away from it? Let's look at a direct quote from Oprah herself to see what she got out of it. "What I know for sure is I've reached a new level of awareness about food, eating and how the whole process of how it gets to my table. I used to say thanks before a meal out of perfunctory habit. Now I consider it true grace to be able to eat anything in a world of increasing food shortages and starving people."

Should just anyone embark on this diet? The answer is no. If you don't realize what your reason for doing it is, then don't do it. Just doing something because a famous celebrity also did it is a terrible idea. However, if you see the reasons for doing it, then go for it. Anytime you can grow into a more conscious being, it is for the better.

It sounds as if Oprah is now a more grateful person when it comes to what she eats. Anytime we can create more gratitude in our lives it is going to help us in every way. Gratitude is a phenomenal state to live in. The more you can be grateful for, the more you will receive.

In addition to the mental benefits you will receive, the physical benefits will be obvious. All of the things that are forbidden by this diet have been proven to be negative influences on our body in some way. If you can cleanse out the bad things in your body, it will undoubtedly help you in one way or another. Use your own judgment in order to determine if this is the right thing for you.
About the Author
Quantum Wellness is a new book written by Kathy Freston. To read the reviews of the diet, you can visit our official site at Detox Diet. Sign up for our juicy health newsletter from our site at Body Detox.
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