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5x5 for 5

I've been feeling pretty healthy, considering all I've put my body through in the past 8 months, and it being flu season right now and I've managed to fight off everything that's come my way. Except, I've had a frustrating rash on my face for about 6 weeks now. A rash of unknown cause or cure.

I've created a simplified diet, based on the blood type diet (type A+), macrobiotic diet, and some other things. The simpler the better for me, which is why the Master Cleanse is so easy for me to stick to, there's only three things I can eat on that.

For 5 days I'm preparing for the Master Cleanse and only eating:

-- 5 whole grains: brown/wild rice, quinoa, oats, barley, rye (whole grain, un-risen bread is okay)
-- 5 proteins: beans (lentil, soy, pinto, black, anasazi), fish (cod, tuna, salmon, red snapper, sardine), nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, pine nuts), plain yogurt
-- 5 veggies: kale/chard, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, carrot (some other veggies are okay, salad greens, avocado*, and sea vegetables are good, but not peppers, tomatoes*, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, eggplant, or cabbage)
-- 5 fruits: apple, pear, apricot, peach, blueberry (some other fruits are okay, but not orange, tangerine, banana, mango, papaya, or melon)
-- 5 condiments: olive oil, lemon, sesame (gomasio w/o MSG, & tahini), honey, blackstrap molasses

No eating out. No sugar, alcohol, coffee, or black tea. Green tea and mate are okay though I'm going to ween myself from those in the next few days. Herbal teas are okay if no flavors are added.

After that, I'm going to do the Master Cleanse for 7-10 days, maybe longer if the rash is improving but not totally better. Then I'll get back to the 5x5 for awhile, hopefully adding things very gradually to see how I react, and stick to the simple 5x5 until I feel back in balance.

*yes, I know avocado and tomato are fruits but since they are eaten like vegetables this is how I am categorizing them

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