Last year, on June 16, I began a 21 day cleanse because I had read about several people who had done so and the positivity of their experiences. The
rules for the cleanse were that it was vegan (no meat, dairy or egg products), gluten free, free of refined sugar and no alcohol. There were clashes between me and a couple of the kids (they developed a liking for my gluten-free waffles), a slip with a little square of chocolate (it sure was good, though) and a refusal on my part to eat gluten free bread, but other than that (and the fact that some people said I was crabby at first, hmph), there was a lot of thought and insight into what it takes to bring foods from their original sources to my table. I became more passionate about purchasing and cooking local produce for my family whenever possible. Even now, a year later, I am always on the lookout for something green, fresh and healthy (yet locally produced) to incorporate into our meals and snacks.