The Long Life Cocktail
The Long Life Cocktail is great for increasing elimination and balancing hormones. This drink is filled with emulsifying enzymes from unsweetened cranberry juice that will help digest fat globules in the lymphatic system, and the psyllium (or ground-up flaxseed) will help bind toxins so they aren’t reabsorbed in the body. Flaxseed binds to estrogen receptors and interferes with enzymes that convert various hormones to estrogen and may help control estrogen dominance and the resulting water retention and weight gain.
This recipe is from Ann Louise Gittleman of The Fat Flush Plan.
Long Life Cocktail
4 oz unsweetened cranberry juice (Knudsen’s, Trader Joe’s, Mountain Sun’s)
28 oz water
1 tsp powdered psyllium husks OR 1 TBLS freshly ground flaxseed (or ground and then refrigerated)
- Mix unsweetened cranberry juice and water together to make Cranberry Water.
- Mix 8 oz of Cranberry Water with either psyllium husks or flaxseed
Mix the psyllium quickly and drink even quicker. It may be easier to get down with a straw. Drink 1 glass morning and night.
If you are on medications, take them a few hours either before or after drinking the Long LIfe Cocktail as the fiber can inhibit the effectiveness of prescription medications.