Juice Fasting and Detoxification: Use the Healing Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young and Look Great
[Book Pub Co, 168 pages]
What is the fastest and healthiest way to rid your body of harmful remnants? Author Steve Meyerowitz claims that it’s not what you put into your body, but what you don’t. Juice Fasting and Detoxification explains the internal workings of a juice or other type of fast and the health benefits that are sure to result if the fast is executed properly.
The author explains that there are several reasons why fasting is effective in achieving and maintaining health. Most importantly, it takes pressure off of the digestive organs, which have little time to care for themselves when they’re busy processing your food and converting it into energy. Fasting also expels toxins that the body has accumulated over the years. As well, properly regulated fasts often result in weight loss and increased metabolism.
When we think of a traditional fast, our mind automatically goes to a diet of no food and water only. This is the definition of a fast in the most strict sense. However, there are many different types of fasts, including ones that will do the job without leaving you hungry. The type of fast that this book focuses on is juice fasting, or “juice feasting” as some call it, which is the consumption of strained fruit and vegetable juices along with water. In this style of fast, the juices will supply you with every vitamin and nutrient you need (and you’ll actually absorb them faster than eating the foods whole), but without the fibre that comes with the skin and pulp. By straining your blended concoctions or using a juicer, you’re giving your intestines and colon a pleasant vacation from their usual duties, which enables them to get on top of their “spring cleaning.”
It’s a widely believed myth that fasting will deplete your energy and make you ill. Actually, the contrary is true. Physician-supervised fasts can be done for more than 60 days with the right supplements, and long and short-term fasters usually feel their energy is restored and they feel wonderful. Without the residue from a lifetime of unhealthy eating, the body feels younger and the mind freer.
This book gives wonderful insight into the physical, psychological and spiritual outcomes of short and long-term fasting, foods that should and should not be eaten during a fast, as well as a step-by-step approach to the pre-fasting, fasting and post-fasting stages. The book also outlines the cautions that should be taken before beginning a fast and the wrong ways of fasting that may cause harm to the body.
Meyerowitz’ writing is easy to read and contains information about many aspects of health and wellness. If you’re even slightly interested in juice or other types of fasting, this book is definitely worth the read.