Popular advertising leads us to believe that there are nasties in our bodies and that we should start juice fasting immediately to rid our bodies of them (and lose a few pounds that we didn’t want anyway). It seems simple enough. Remove whatever is in there causing our multitude of aches and pains, right? This is the “juice to cleanse” approach. Toxins are the problem. Juice is the answer. Drink the juice to cleanse the toxins. I believe, however, that this is only partially right.
Juice cleansing does relieve the colon of the task of digesting so that it may cleanse itself. But relying on juice to do all your cleansing is a mistake. That’s where the “cleanse to juice” approach comes in. I can’t stress enough how important it is to start changing your diet and routine BEFORE the cleanse. Cut out the caffeine. Add more fruits and veggies. Anything that builds up your general health and digestion is part of the cleansing process and will help to ensure success with your juice cleanse.
Many people who use the first method are forced to quit early due to emotional and physical side effects of many toxins exiting the body all at once. Do yourself a favor. Ease into cleansing. Consider the “cleanse to juice” mentality and fully engage in a new health routine. You may even enjoy it!