thank you anja for your advise and yes i think i'm gonna cut back some to maybe half a cup in the morning. as far as my diet, i must admitt that i pretty much eat just about everything. however, for the past two days (after making a firm resolution) i decided to add leafy green vegetables and apples (as you know, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away") to my diet while also cutting down on the red meat, pork, greasy foods and refined sugar, and caffeine. as far as the liver flush, i'm definitely gonna look into it. overall, i must say that despite the tiredness, i'm filled with this overwelming feeling that UT is definately man's own perfect medicine. i thank God every morning before i slowly sip my cup and i know that this practice will become a part of my life. thanks everyone for your feedback............later.