That would make sense, but I pretty much eat mostly vegetarian right now and absolutely NO caffiene. I do eat some fish, eggs and nuts for protein--but I guess I could take those out for 3 days prior. I don't do wheat or oats, so not too much in the grain dept. I'm feeling really good post colonic--I did hold off on starting--doing a little more research on this acid/alkaline balance thing first. Maybe I should consider a major fruit/veggie raw detox instead if I'm feeling acidic?? I'm feeling weary of the syrup...I'm also a bit concerned of a candida issue...I don't know...I think I've openend a can of worms!!!