Highlight of the day - coconut water

Just a quick late night blog (9.30pm IS late around here) to let you know that I am still alive. This afternoon, the much-hyped liver flush did not produce the spectacular results that I had feared – or maybe quietly wished for. Lord knows, my liver could seriously do with some flushing.

Nor have I yet passed out from hunger. In fact, two coconut waters and a bowl of broth per day are proving surprisingly satisfying. I suspect that much of my grottiness the other morning may have been due to the incipient cold that I arrived here with, a sure-fire sign that I was run down and tired before I got here. The cold and I are still doing battle for supremacy, but I am sure that the mandatory doses of Vitamin C and the hot broths must be helping.

Meanwhile, Mr Tenerife is proving to be excellent entertainment value, which helps keep team morale high. Top Three Mr T moments so far:

– the startling sight of him turning up for yoga yesterday morning wearing a tiny pair of speedos (sorry – no photos available)

The liver flush - mostly olive oil, onion and garlic. Yummy.

– later the same day, announcing “I love food. I love it better than sex.” Which was a lot of information on Day 2 of an acquaintance

– tonight at our nutrition workshop, “If I go ‘ome and ask for biodynamic food, zey will sink I am crazy!” (okay, sounds more French than Spanish, but you get the picture).

Anyway, time for bed now. All this fasting can really take it out of you (so to speak).


  • I don’t think it’s wise to be fasting while ill. Sure they say feed a cold and starve a fever, but you need to make sure you get plenty of fluids. If you don’t start improving in the next 24 hours see a physician. There are a lot of nasty bugs out there.

  • LOL, all I can picture is “Mr. T” from the old American TV show “The A-Team” leading everyone in the Yoga class. “I pity the fool who doesn’t do this next move right”.

  • Wow, Roz, this is beginning to sound like some pretty serious and dangerous stuff. Fasting? Iridology? Colonics? Liver flushing? Any of these are specious and dangerous on their own, but coupled with a compromised immune system, you need to be especially careful. Please! For us, your fans?! If you get to feeling worse, please see a real doctor.

  • I am pretty sure rowing across an ocean in a 26 foot boat is generally considered dangerous and exteme at best. Roz is a smart girl, I think she can handle this 😉
    go roz! Fast ’till it hurts! 😀

  • Of course food is better than sex; without food, you’d soon be incapable of sex. That’s if I remember correctly. I’m getting on, you know.

  • Funny you should say that. One of the reasons cited for westerners’ obsession with sex versus the rest of the world is that they have everything they need, so a larger portion of their energy can be diverted to this activity.

  • Hi Roz,
    Sorry to hear that your cold is putting a small damper on your new experience. I’m sure you’ll get through this a better person as with all new experiences that we learn from. Can’t wait to her the final chapter of this adventure.

  • Ocean, by Mary Oliver
    I am in love with Ocean
    lifting her thousands of white hats
    in the chop of the storm,
    or lying smooth and blue, the
    loveliest bed in the world.
    In the personal life, there is

    always grief more than enough,
    a heart-load for each one of us
    on the dusty road. I suppose
    there is a reason for this, so I will be
    patient, acquiescent. But I will live
    nowhere except here, by Ocean, trusting
    equally in all the blast and welcome
    of her sorrowless, salt self.

  • I would argue that instead of one being better than the other, they both go together just beautifully. Ask anyone who has ever given their mate a surprise gift of, say, chocolates or chocolate-covered strawberries or an elegant meal with wine, or something like that. Ask them what happened next …. 🙂

  • I’m with Alphaman; this sounds truly weird and unhealthy. I think your judgment is impaired due to overexposure of your head to strong sunlight!

  • @Alphaman
    By “real doctor”, I can only picture someone who plays so much golf and takes so much time off to go check his investments, that it takes 7 weeks to get an appointment where he gives 26 minutes of his time and charges enough to purchse a houseboat! And most of these partners with big PHARMA, have no desire to learn any more that what they were brainwashed with in Medical School! What happened to honest, caring and sincere physicans who know the meaning of the hypocratic oath and who don’t see each patient as a dollar sign?

    Roz, you have been doing something right or how could someone spend 46, 99, 103 days at a time without a Dr.s visit! Do it your way Roz…..

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