Ready to ‘Detox’ But Not Ready for a Juice Fast?

Ready to 'Detox' But Not Ready for a Juice Fast?  Everywhere I turn these days someone is on a juice fast from Blue Print, the Master Cleanse or some other “detox program!” We are all bombarded by toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe and even in the chemicals we put on our skin and clean our houses with, and every once in a while it is necessary to give our bodies a break and allow the detox process to take place for long-term health. There are many ways to detox, however, and it is important to find out the path that is right for you!

Have a demanding career? Juggling a go-go-go schedule as a mother? Then, perhaps a juice fast is not right for you! Last week I did a workshop with Dr. Alejandro Junger on cleansing with blended smoothies and certain pure foods. If you would like to cleanse yet think that juice fasts are too radical for you then I would suggest that you pick up Clean by Alejandro Junger, M.D. Dr. Junger, a a medical doctor with his own practice in New York City and the director of integrative medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, attributes many common ailments such as colds and viruses, allergies, insomnia, PMS, headaches, IBS, excema, depression, fatigue and weight-gain with the toxicity of our systems.

Dr. Junger’s ‘Clean’ fast is a 21-day detox program that eliminates caffeine, dairy, alcohol, gluten (wheat, rye, corn), red meat, soy-based products, sugar, and of course, processed foods. Dr. Junger program begins with a smoothie in the morning, a meal at lunch to include alkalinizing foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, non-gluten containing starches such as brown rice and quinoa, nuts and seeds, and cold water fish and chicken, and then the day ends with another smoothie. The smoothies enable the digestive system to take a break and cleanse. For those with an evening social obligation, the lunchtime meal can be exchanged for the dinnertime smoothie. Dr. Junger also gives you menus and recipes, and you can even buy the smoothie powder and supplements from his website! In 21 days, you will feel like a new person without all the self-sacrifice of a complete juice fast!

1 Comment

  • alfredo
    July 29th, 2014 at 2:30 pm


    thanks for information!…

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