Every spring I do some form of cleansing diet or fast, looking at one’s wellness as a form of soilless gardening, this is a good way of preparing your body’s garden for another full and fertile year, eliminating toxins, sweeping out the cobwebs.

Since we recently learned about the master cleanse in my herbalism class, I decided to try it out for myself. Generally ten days are recommended for this fast. Being as I have low body fat myself, I aimed for five and completed four, listening to my body for when it was time to come off the fast. I posted daily blog entries on my other blog, the Purple House. If you’re interested in reading about my daily experiences and tips, see Master Cleanse, Days 1 – 4 on the Purple House blog.

What are your experiences with cleansing diets and fasts?