Fasting with Raw Juices
Take control of your health with customized detox programs that help your body slow down and rejuvenate with 100% natural ingredients. No processed or refined shakes or juices, only freshly made elixirs using high quality products and high end juicers. My juice fasts are a key components of my detox and rejuvenation programs.
Fasting is one of humanity’s oldest approaches to healing. Many ancient civilizations have documented the healing benefits of refraining from food. Fasting has even more relevance now a days amidst the “toxic soup” we live in coming from our environment, food, and psychological states of mind.
Fasting can help address a long list of physical and mental conditions. Fasting initiates the body`s own healing mechanisms and almost all ailments show improvement. Daily, up to 65% of our body’s energy is used for digestion – when we fast, we free up significant energy to heal.
Since 70% of our immune system is within our gut, fasting also provides an opportunity to boost our immune system as our gut is put to rest and allowed to heal, to reset.
When not digesting food, our bodies free up energy to detox and repair cells, tissues and organs. It especially boosts our own stem cells. We are able to reduce the influence of accumulated toxins from the exterior environment and our own metabolic wastes.
Fasting allows the body to heal itself – providing it the break it needs to find its balance again by providing a healthy interior environment. Detox on a cellular level allows us to rid ourselves of our accumulated toxins and when we resume eating, we are able to absorb nutrition more efficiently.
Benefits of Fasting
- Antiaging effects
- Better attitude
- Better immunity
- Better sleep
- Change of habits
- Clearer skin
- Increase in creativity
- Motivation to change diet and lifestyle
- Drug detoxification
- Improved senses (vision, hearing, taste, smell)
- Increase in oxygen levels
- Mental and emotional clarity
- Increase of energy
- Improvement of physical and mental ailments
- Spiritual awareness
- Weight loss
Although I do not advertise fasting as a weight loss program it is one of the great benefits. It is important to note that whilst fasting our metabolism is reset and we get new insights into our lifestyle and food habits and it gives us the incentive to make long-term, beneficial changes. The main reason to fast should always be to clear ourselves on a cellular level where true healing happens.
More Energy Thanks to Juicing
Once the initial detox symptoms (usually within the first 72 hours) have passed you will feel lighter, more energetic, more clear with your thoughts and emotions and require less sleep. If you decide to continue to work during this fast, you will feel more focused, clearer in the mind in your daily tasks.
Clarity of Mind and Spirit with Fasting
Fasting is known to give more clarity and focus. It is as if the fog has lifted. It is often used when there is a task at hand that requires greater focus.
Because most our mental and emotional imbalances actually originate in our gut; then fasters notice an improvement by feeling calmer. One begins to be able to put your life in a clearer perspective. The gut is referred to as “the second brain” because the health of our gut has a direct influence on our brain.
In my work over the past 40 years I have witnessed deep emotional healing in my clients. Memories that are stored deeply within may rise to the surface giving a chance for deep understanding and clarity.
In all major religions, as well as amongst indigenous cultures, fasting is used as a method to go inward, to become quiet and to get in touch with our Higher Self.
Without the bodies need to digest food our senses are heightened and we become more present and more connected to our true nature.
Meditators speak about higher states of focus and being able to open themselves to receive the blessings or grace that is bestowed in this awakened state.
One`s intuition is also heightened so you learn to trust in this deep knowing that we are all connected, that our bodies have an innate intelligence to repair itself and that there is a Divine connection. Fasting allows us to align ourselves. It is after fasting that religions and cultures pass on wisdom as the body and mind are then open to receive.
Physical Conditions that Improve from Fasting
The physical conditions that can improve whilst fasting are quite pronounced when internal healing begins; then both minor and major health issues improve.
- Adult onset diabetes
- Autoimmune illnesses
- Benign tumors
- Chronic back and joint pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Deterioration of the musculoskeletal system
- Digestive disorders
- Hay fever
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Recurrent infections
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin irritations and disorders
- Substance abuse/addiction
- Uterine fibroids
- Weight loss
Of course, a fast and its benefits truly only have long term improvement in overall health if your lifestyle and dietary habits also change post fast. Educating and guiding you towards long lasting benefits is a key component of the services I offer.
Why take Raw Juices?
The reasons for drinking delicious fresh-squeezed raw juices are many and elaborate. Fresh raw pressed juices contain enzymes, natural sugars, pigments, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and flavors in abundance. The combination of all these substances work its magic upon your body. Juices are detoxifying and cleansing in their effects upon the body, neutralize metabolic wastes, purify the blood, facilitate the repair and growth of tissues. Indeed, they are often used in conjunction with fasting, in therapeutic diets, and in the treatment of many forms of impaired wellness. Back into the early 19th century, vegetable and fruit juices were used in the treatment of diseases. People then return to good health on live juices; when nothing else appears to work.
Nutrients in Juices don't stress the Digestive Tract
The pure nutrients in raw juice allow nearly 100 percent to be directly transferred from the stomach into the bloodstream without stressing the digestive tract. Live juices contain organic sodium and organic potassium, the body’s natural electrolytes, which enhance the bioelectric properties of the body and are necessary for nutrient transfer across the cell membrane. These juices help the body establish an alkaline reserve, which is very important given prevailing eating habits, so high in acid-forming foods. The high level and diverse mineral content of raw juices rectify mineral imbalances in the body’s cells, restoring their oxygenation. Antibiotic elements are present in raw vegetable juices such as garlic, radish, tomato, and onion. Raw, live juices accelerate recovery from disease by providing the body with the elements it requires to carry through its self-healing processes.
Will Juices Heal You?
Juicing is not a “silver bullet” in that it will cure any illness or prevent all disease. Rather, it is one essential element in any comprehensive approach to optimum health. Raw, live, juice extracts, being “whole” foods, cannot be matched by any choice of individual dietary supplements. Nutrition science is still discovering new nutrients, still gaining insight into their mechanisms of action, still learning about the multiplicity of their combined effects. “Anutrients” are an example of this: a word coined for substances that protect the body from the environment.
Some of these are fruit and vegetable pigments, the natural colors of lemon, lime, orange, peach, mango, papaya, squash, red beans, greens, peppers, and so on. Others are compounds of sulfur, such as those contained in cabbage. Clearly, there are many unknowns that have yet to be embodied in available supplements and their possible combinations, unknowns that, nonetheless, are to be found in the fruits and vegetables abounding in nature.
Juice extracts provide them in their purest form. Of course, one could eat the vegetables and fruits themselves, and one obviously should have a diet rich in these wonders of nature. But one cannot possibly eat enough vegetables and fruits to receive the quantities of the essential substances your body requires for optimum health in these times of ever increasing environmental pollution. Only raw, live juice extracts can give you the quantity you need on a daily basis.