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Juice Fasting and Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz
What is the power of a one day a week juice fast?
(NaturalNews) Juice fasting is a powerful detoxification method and an easy way to lose weight quickly. With juice fasting, you’ll consume considerable nutrition through freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, but forgo any solid foods. Juice fasting is a powerful detoxification method because when your body isn’t digesting food, your body can divert its extra energy to cleansing itself and eliminating old, unneeded tissue.
Most people don’t know it, but our bodies use considerable amounts of energy just to digest our daily meals. It’s estimated that up to thirty percent of all of the energy a person produces each day is used to digest food. Common meat and carbohydrate heavy meals require considerably more energy to digest than meals consisting primarily of fruits and vegetables.
In addition to giving your body considerable stores of energy to cleanse and heal itself, juice fasting can be a very easy way to lose weight quickly. In fact, if you have weight to lose, you’ll find pounds and inches melt off in just a few days. It’s not uncommon to lose 10 pounds with a week of juice fasting, if you have weight to lose. However, if you’re already lean you simply won’t lose much weight. It’s amazing how intelligent our bodies are when we return to natural methods.
Juice fasting is beneficial for weight loss because your liver, your prime detoxification organ, is also your prime fat burning organ. So when you detoxify your body, you are freeing up your liver’s resources to burn fat. However, when your body is overwhelmed with the need to detoxify itself, which is common these days, your liver will have a difficult time getting around to burning fat.
Our bodies are designed to fast occasionally. Many studies have shown that reduced caloric intake leads to health and longer life. A 1930’s study from the University of Chicago found that worms who fasted regularly lived 19 generations longer than their non-fasting and regularly fed relatives. In human terms that’s equivalent to having a 600-700 year life expectancy. Interestingly, that’s about the same life expectancy quoted in the Bible for humans when human life began on earth.
In fact, it’s likely that when humans were first around fasting was a regular occurrence simply due to the lack of established food production and distribution systems. At that time the things we regularly poison ourselves with (pesticides, chemical drugs, hormones in foods, plastics, vaccines, and virtually all man-made chemicals) weren’t in existence either. Today, many of these poisons are difficult to avoid and it’s challenging to even understand what our potential could be since most of us consume poisons with each meal, glass of water and breath – and have been since day one.
Understanding Fasting and Detoxification
Especially if you’re new to cleansing and detoxification, you may experience detoxification symptoms when juice fasting. This can mean you might have headaches, nausea, or feel a bit out of it. It’s important to understand that this is part of the detoxification process, and simply how people feel when they have large amounts of toxins and poisons in their bloodstream. However, to remove those poisons from your body they’ll need to temporarily be in your bloodstream before they can exit, which is the reason you might feel a bit badly. In any case, it’s important to know what’s going on.
To help ease detoxification symptoms and really detoxify your body, colon cleansing and liver cleansing (with coffee enemas) work wonders when combined with fasting. These methods will help you remove more gunk than you can imagine and they’ll help you feel better while cleansing too.
At Earthly we like to bolster our drinks with raw Superfoods by Navitas Naturals. These superfoods are nutrient dense and are what your body desires for rebuilding during a cleanse. The juice clears the way so the body can consume greater amounts of these healing nutrients.