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5 Benefits of a Juice Fasting Cleanse

juice fasting cleanse

Question: What does a log cabin in the wilderness have to do with juice cleansing the body?
Answer: Detoxification.

I’m writing this post as I sit inside a cozy A-frame log cabin in a canyon north of Santa Barbara California. My family and I have come here, to this wilderness location to get away from the city for a few days and in essence we are here to detox from our modern lives. We have limited access to phone and internet connections as well as modern cooking equipment.

What are we doing?

To outsiders it might seem that we are giving up a lot. In fact we are even paying money to the cabin owner for this natural experience. But we are also beginning to notice the simple things that we never would have noticed without taking a break from our hectic schedules. And it’s making a great improvement in our lives.


In just a few short days we’ve noticed a bluebird on our picnic table, the fresh scent of California lavender, and the sound of a single falling leaf. These all remind us to slow down the pace, practice being in the moment, and cleanse our souls.  Juice cleansing is also based on this same simple detox principle. Your body needs a break from the hectic routine of eating on the go and often eating the wrong kinds of foods.


Slow down and practice being in the moment. Drink fresh juices to recharge your physical (and spiritual) health. As you do this you will begin to notice the little things too. Here’s a list of five benefits you might experience on a juice fast cleanse:

Five Benefits of a Juice Fasting Cleanse

1. increased energy
2. better skin tone
3. reduced cravings for junk food
4. improvement in chronic conditions
5. clearer mental focus

Detox Naturally

At first it might seem like you are giving up a lot but your body knows how to heal itself if you give it a vacation. After juice cleansing for a few days the gastrointestinal tract will begin to clear itself of the residue accumulated from a busy lifestyle and unhealthy eating. It’s so amazing that such simple actions can help you recharge quickly and greatly improve your life.

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  1. Benefits of Fasting :
    Mental clarity is improved and brain fog is lifted.

    Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness

    The nervous system is balanced

    Energy level and sensory perception is increased. The longer the fast, the bigger increase in energy and vitality.

    You normally need less sleep.

    Organs are revitalized

    Cellular biochemistry is harmonized

    The skin becomes silky, soft, and sensitive

    There is greater ease of movement

    Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper

    The digestive system is rejuvenated and becomes more effective; the peristaltic action of the intestines (the cause of a natural bowel movement) is stronger after fasting.

    Fasting retrains your tasting sense back to more healthy food as acute sensitivity is restored.

    Fasting can increase confidence in our ability to have control over our lives and our appetite, and that our body is self-regulating and a self-healing organism capable or establishing balance when given the possibility to do so.
    Normal metabolic and cell oxygenation are restored.

    Detoxification – as soon as the body realizes that it’s fasting it will begin to eliminate those things that cause disease, such as fat cells, arterial cholesterol plaques, mucus, tumors, stored up worries and emotions.

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Just wanted to answer your question.

      To safely come out of a juice cleanse you need to take things one step at a time. Start introducing solid foods slowly.

      First couple of days you can blend fruits and vegetables and drink them. That will give you the fiber that your body has not had for 10 days. After that eat raw fruits and vegetables. Salads are great! Steamed veggies are awesome.

      Now your body starts to assimilate to solid foods, you can start introducing other foods beyond fruits and vegetables like bread and dairy. Slowly in small portions.

      We often guide our clients through these types of cleanses and they find above method very effective.

      Hope this helps.

  2. Hi Carey 🙂 How many glasses of juice are allowed per day on a juice fast ? Thanks !


    1. For most people I suggest only light exercise, but if lifting weights is already a part of your routine I suggest two things: 1. increase your amount of daily juices to get more calories and nutrition to cover the workouts and 2. add a small amount of plant based protein powder, such as spirulina into your juice.

  4. Greetings Carey,
    So I decided to fast after watching Fat, Sick, And dying – on hulu but in light of my snap decision ive come to the realization that its not the best idea to just do it without some advice…
    So Most of the questions have been answered above but i was wondering Roughly how long is a good length of time to properly detox my system giving im a BIG fan of the fast food? I would say 3-5 times a week. Not proud but trying to fix it – also a question related to starting weight – Im not terribly fat 210lbs and 6′ 1″ my bmi i think was like 28 or so.. .but thats what really alarmed me it said was overweight?! So I thought about my choices…

    Any who So I do not want to Fast to Too long but i want to properly cleanse my body.
    Thanks in advance for your help/advice.

  5. What about if you have a cold ? Should you stop your fast ? Does getting a cold affect juicing?

  6. Question for you Carey. After watching “fat, sick, & nearly dead,” I began a 30-day juice cleanse. After 10 days, I really felt good. On the 19 day of this cleanse, I woke up with a very dry and red face; the skin under my eyes was puffy, and people at work asked continually “are you OK?” “What’s wrong?” Comments were made that I looked like I had been up all night crying. It was awful & hurt to even smile. I have not been able to find anyone to give me an answer of what could have been possibly wrong,and I surely don’t want the same results. I suffer from many of polyurmatica fibro symptoms (my mother had it, my sister has been diagnosed as her one daughter), & after 5 days of this cleanse my symptoms were easing. I hadn’t felt this good in such a long time & want to go back on this juice cleanse; however, I don’t want the same thing to happen as before & will more than likely go on a 10-day cleanse. My diet is now gluten free & mostly dairy free (I eat plant based about 95% of the time but lack more raw foods in my diet). The goal after this cleanse is to be mostly raw (75-80%) because I feel my best. Thank you for any help and/or advice you can give.

    1. Kate,
      The body is a complex system, and I’m not qualified to answer specifics as to what you were experiencing. I recommend if you are cleansing more than 10 days to consult a doctor, especially since you have underlying medical conditions. Stay positive and good luck.

    2. I would suggest you look up Lou Corona who is 63, looks 30.. He sells high quality “digestive enzymes” and “probiotics” as well as a “colon cleanse powder”. He has helped mega thousands of people all over the world. That’s what I would do in your shoes. Best wishes to you. 🙂

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