Why Juice Fast?
Toxins and Society
We live in a toxic world; from the air we breath to the water we drink and the food we eat. The body has a powerful system of detoxification including our kidneys, lungs, skin and bowels. However, the body was never designed to handle the amount of toxins we have subjected it to with how we eat and live in our present world.
We are overwhelmed as a society with disease, including obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and chronic illnesses. Juice fasting can have miraculous effects on your body and spirit. Juice fasting has the ability to have profound effects, from increased energy to reversing unhealthful conditions. From anything as simple as lethargy to allegedly incurable diseases.
We need to reduce our toxic overload and give our bodies healing nutrients by including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and photo nutrients found only in plant foods into our diets. Juice fasting is the single, most powerful way to address both of these determiners of our health.
Non-Toxic Fruits and Veggies
Juices from edible fruits, vegetables and herbs are non-toxic, so they don't contribute to your toxic load and they are low calorie and high nutrient! We could never eat the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in a day required for healing. We would need 15-30 lbs of fresh produce a day! If we ate all of that whole it would burden our digestive system immensely. That's why juicing is so powerful!
When we extract the pure organic juice from our fruits and vegetables our bodies can use its energy towards healing instead of the laborious process of digesting. When our digestive system is at rest our bodies can begin to heal when given the proper nutrients.
When juice fasting the body does not heal selectively, it works on everything!
Acidic vs. Alkaline
Juice fasting almost immediately brings your body to an alkaline state as a result of the high mineral content in fresh juice. Our bodies thrive only with an alkaline blood pH, optimally between 7.2 and 7.8. The problem is that most people hover around 6.8 to 5.3, which is extremely acidic.
Drinking fresh juice during a cleansing fast promotes a life-enhancing state of alkalinity and supports longevity. Alkalinity is essential because it supports the perfect environment for healthy bacteria to flourish and for enzymes to catalyze more efficiently.
With an alkaline pH, red blood cells can carry oxygen to your entire body more efficiently and speeds up sluggish cellular respiration. It halts the "composting" process by which your cells starve off and die quickly and helps your cells stay clean. Alkalinity also allows organs like your liver and pancreas to regenerate damaged tissues and heals diseased stomach lining.
Get Out That Waste!
If your diet is full of processed foods and overcooked oils and fats, our cells walls lose their permeability and they lose respiration along with it. The weak cells first lose their ability to produce energy and they die faster. This applies to everything in your body from your skin to your colon.
Every system must work harder in these conditions to cope with performing their individual tasks under extreme conditions. If your bowels aren't working perfectly, dead cells can't be eliminated and they get stored in fat cells until they can be removed.
These dead cells are breeding grounds for fungal forms to reproduce and grow. Candida is a type of fungal form that normally exists in all human bodies but in an acidic environment they grow. These highly insidious fungal forms in combination with the toxins that alter normal cell functionality are the basis for most autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and even cancer.
It's like hitting a compost button. Either your immune system goes haywire and attacks normally benign things or parts of your body actually start decomposing from the inside out. Juice fasting immediately starts alkalizing your body. This is the first step on the road to health!
Candida can barely survive, let alone thrive in an alkaline condition. So as you feed your body with juice you starve off candida.
The most amazing thing about juice fasting is it completely reverses the underlying factors of disease. All those vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients in your fresh juices flood your system with nutrition. Your cells can open up and breathe and easily move waste again. Your intestines lose their grip on the tacky, slimy, mucoid plaque layer of undigested food blocking the expulsion of waste. Your oxygen rich blood filters through your body, chipping away at bits of stored up garbage it's been hanging on to.
Enzymes, Enzymes, Enzymes
Enzymes are really the secret to what makes juice fasting so powerful. They act as biological catalysts. Enzymes are responsible for really all metabolic reactions that take place within cells of all living things, from breaking down food to growing hair and replicating DNA, enzymes do it all!
Raw plants are full of living enzymes. So when we drink pure juices our bodies use the enzymes from the juice to perform digestion and the metabolic enzymes can be used to do their job instead of being sent as backups for the dwindling supply of digestive enzymes.
We are born with a limited stock of metabolic enzymes which perform every chemical reaction in our bodies. When they run out, we do too. Eating foods that deplete our digestive enzymes require our metabolic enzymes to go in and help.
Raw foods and fresh juices contain living enzymes that help the nutrients digest themselves, rather than deplete your finite enzyme stores. Enzyme rich juices cleanse your body of plaque and toxins that shouldn't be there.
You can fix the problem!
There is hope! Our entire bodies are regenerated down the atomic level every 7-10 years. With regular juice fasting and an improved diet you can easily balance out the disturbance caused by environmental pollutants and eating the wrong foods.
Juice fasting balances pH, oxygenates the blood, cleanses the stomach, liver, kidneys, intestines, and colon. It heals skin and shrinks tumors. It can stop diabetes in its tracks and modify an overactive immune system. It tones every tissue and system in your body and blasts candida out of its dark corners and hiding places.
Every step you take in the right direction and every small juicing success you make is cleaning you up for a healthier future!