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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get the Juice

To juice or not to juice, that is the question.  Well it's the question I seem to be getting asked today.  Cleanses are on peoples minds 'cuz they want to clean up and have a fresh start for the new year.   Juicing isn't an across the board all out good for you way to go.  It depends on your body type, your condition and what you have been eating.

If you have been eating a lot of meat and heavy foods for a long time, are pretty yang in body type and are feeling like lead, well, juicing might make some sense.   If you are doing a cleanse such as the 5 day liver or kidney cleanses you buy from Dr. Shultz, you'll want to do the juicing as he recommends.  Those short super clean out with herb cleanses are enhanced by juicing.  You get a little fuel but nothing to digest so the herbs can do their job better. 

Some people will find trying to do a lemon juice fast or hap hazard juicing regime can start out fine and then actually just make them overeat when they are done with their "cleanse".  Without the herbs factored in, many of the juicing cleanses are just a temporary fast from food and do not go deep into the body to really release much at all.  You might feel high from endorphins kicking in temporarily.  More often folks get grumpy and hungry and start fantasizing about what their next meals will be.

If your immunity is weak or lowered, juice can be a huge punch of sugar with no fiber attached and be a big old whack to your already compromised immunity.  Opt instead for simple whole grains (not bread, pasta or anything made with whole grains but the real deal.), vegetables and cleansing sea veggies instead.

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