What is an organic juice cleanse? Juice Cleansing at Organic Tree is a complete, holistic experience which detoxifies your body, cleans out your digestive system, energizes you, and calms your mind. The cleanser switches from solid food to liquid food, getting all the necessary nutrients from raw fruit and vegetable juices. The complete cleanse Involves juice, walks, support group and yoga.
I get all my energy and nutrients from juice? Don't I need to eat something for energy? Fresh juice is a great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates and chlorophyll. It provides enough energy to maintain a normal life and protects your body against the stress and toxins in our environment.
"Imagine eating a meal of spinach, parsley, sprouts, tomatoes, lemon, celery, radishes, green pepper, and cucumber. Ordinarily, considering the normal state of our digestive systems, we would be lucky to digest 70 percent of it. But once you extract the liquid portion of these vital foods, you can absorb up to 99 percent of the food value even if you have weak digestion." - Diana Christianson in The Three Day Juice Cleanse. "Take carrots for example," Diana continues, "It takes a pound of carrots to make a 10½ oz drink of carrot juice. Can you consume that many carrots? Absolutely not! Yet all the enzymes, water soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements in those carrots are extracted and condensed into the glass of juice."
But what about Protein? There are many food options for this nutrient. While you won't be getting as much protein as you would on a meat-based diet, the vegetable and fruit juices in our cleanse provide your body with more than enough protein to function. Many vegetarian sources of protein include leafy green vegetables, oranges, sprouts, seeds, and nuts.
"Most plant foods contain protein and, in fact, it would be very difficult to design a vegetarian diet that is short on protein. Excess dietary protein may lead to health problems" Diana Christianson says in her cleanse book, " It is now thought that one of the benefits of a vegetarian diet is that it contains adequate, but not excessive protein."
What if I have a family, a career, or school? Do I have time for a juice cleanse, and will I be physically able to handle a normal day? All of us have very busy schedules in today's world. Juice Cleansing forces us to devote healing time to our bodies and minds. While it would be ideal for juice cleansers to put our daily duties on hold for a few days, our cleanse expert will work with you and your schedule. Enough energy will be provided through the juices in the cleanse for you to perform a normal day's tasks, however if your body is highly toxic it is recommended to schedule some resting periods in your day.
What if I have an illness, disease, or some other health problem. Should I do the juice cleanse? Many studies have shown that fasting when your body is fighting an illness boosts your body's ability to heal itself. According to Paul C Bragg, one of the authors of The Miracle of Fasting, illnesses are and disease are the symptoms of the body trying to cleanse itself. " The proper name for [illness] is "acute healing crisis'. Now that you know why this acute healing crisis occurs, you should do nothing to stop the cleansing process except to fast....fast to help cleanse your body!"
We do recommend you consult your physician before beginning our juice cleanse, as well as any other exercise or nutrition program.
What can you drink on a juice cleanse? How much? Our cleanses are based on two of the most popular drinks at Organic Tree Juice Bar: The Oz and The Emerald. Both drinks contain leafy greens, apple, ginger, parsley and lemon. The Oz also contains cucumber. The Cleanser drinks three 32 oz jars of these juices daily as well as water.
What are the benefits? Juice Cleanses benefit the body in a variety of ways. During and after a juice cleanse, some benefits can include: Clearer skin Fewer symptoms of illness Organ Rest Weight Loss Stable Moods Less Stress Energy Creativity Spiritual Awakening The Appearance of Age Reversal Improved Flexibility Improved Fertility Productivity Cleaner Body
*****When one is highly toxic, however, some cleanses may cause a time of fatigue.