Juicy! – Cheryl Brown

I started a juice fast this morning. Some people call it a juice feast because you’re giving your body lots of nutrients in a form that it can use readily, so from that point of view you’re feasting. A lot of people would love to eat more fresh, vibrant, living food but find it difficult to digest large quantities of green leaves and salads. Juicing is a great solution – it breaks down the cell walls of the vegetables so you get all of the nutrients with none of the strain on your digestive system.  Juicing a lot can feel indulgent because you’re feasting on a variety of flavours and colours, and that has the power to make you feel really abundant. On the other hand, while you’re feeling all this pleasure, you’re giving your body a chance to get rid of toxins as well as a break from digesting food, so are getting the advantages of a fast. Whatever you call it, fast or feast, it’s win-win.

I’ve always been an all-or-nothing kind of person. If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know I’ve not always been served by that approach, and I’m learning, really I am, to be more moderate sometimes. But I decided that for this one week I’d go all-out to make it a full-on detox. So far today I’ve had my juice, my zeolites and all my mineral supplements, and later I’m going for the enema, the rebounding and the sauna. I’m going to do all of that every day, as well as meditation and lots of rest (I had thought of only having a sauna on days when I was going to wash my hair anyway, but what the heck, it’s only for a week).

It sounds like a lot but it’s perfectly do-able. Here are my thoughts: If you’re going to embark on any project, whatever it might be, it’s important that you know you can do it before you start. You need to know how you’re going to proceed and that you have everything you need to make it a success. You need to be very clear on the what and the how and you need to know how you know.

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