As I sit here thinking about what my first blog should be about, my husband, Mike, just passed me my final juice from day one of a four day juice cleanse. This is my fourth juice cleanse in four months. My naturopath had suggested I try a three day cleanse just over four months ago and since then I am now trying to do them monthly. My first one was by a company called Total Cleanse, but since then I now turn to Raw Juice Guru for my juice cleanses.
Why do I do these cleanses?
First, I should start by saying that I am not starving my body or depriving it. In fact, it is quite the opposite – by drinking fresh cold press vegetable and fruit juices, I am delivering nutrients directly to my body in a more efficient way. Now, what is the benefit of drinking only juice for a few days? There is the belief that by ingesting your nutrients in liquid form only, you are giving your body a break from digesting food and rather that energy can be spent on healing and detoxifying your body.
As I start to populate my blog you will see that my monthly juice cleanses are just one small component of my overall cancer fighting plan.
If you are looking to do a juice cleanse, below are the pros and cons of the two companies I have used so far. Of course, if you have a juicer, you could always make the juices yourself. I don’t have a juicer and to be honest, I’m just too lazy to make the juices myself (cleaning produce, making the juice, cleaning the juicer).
If you do a cleanse, let me know how it goes. Or, if you need help getting through a cleanse, I’m more than happy to offer any support I can!
Pros – less expensive; taste pretty good; don’t need to clean bottles
Cons – three days worth is delivered at once, therefore not made daily; plastic bottles; a set program; not always organic
Raw Juice Guru:
Pros – glass bottles; tailored program; delivered daily; organic
Cons – more expensive; need to rinse bottles and leave out for pick up; some juices are not that tasty 😦