Yes, that helps considerably. I was trying to avoid the carrots because I'm trying to kill the candida at the same time and was limiting my Sugar consuption to the Rainbow Green Phase 1 list of vegetables. Do you not think it is necessary? After the fast, I am going to keep to this list of foods for 2-3 months.
I'm pitta with slight vata. I'm 41, also :-) - read that on one of your posts about you - will be 42 on Wednesday.
I'm a rawfoodist since May. I still struggle with candida and this is my first cleanse.
I'm doing some lemon juice. I will pick that up a little and the warming spices you mention. I have been doing ginger in my juices too, on occassion.
My tongue will probably be the indicator. It is cracked and has been for years. And of course it is coated right now. I don't have the joint pain.