Health benefits I noted during and immediately following my 40 day juice fast:
- My body began to feel “lighter” by day 3
- I noticed the skin on my arms got significantly softer by day 3
- I felt my mind getting clearer by day 5
- The skin on my face became so clear by day 7 – my coworkers began to comment
- Overall my skin became so soft by day 14 it was amazing – even elbows and feet!
- Some rough skin that had been on each side of my nose disappeared also!
- Moles shrank by at least 50% or more all over my body (not that I had very many but just sayin’)
- The whites of my eyes got noticeably whiter
- I lost 12-15 lbs but most noticeably I dropped two pant sizes
About the fast:
I will also write an article on my Orlando Health and Beauty Examiner blog but I wanted to speak a bit less formal here.
Since learning that raw food is the cleanest and best food to eat, vibrationally speaking, I chose to limit my juice fasting to raw food (adding only a bit of cultured dairy if I become too weak since I am working 40 hours and driving 10 hours weekly during the fast).
I noticed some days I became a bit more irritable and had less patience with people. However, I used those times to look at myself and really ponder why that was happening. Though my health has been relatively good for seven to eight years now, I believe the fast boosted my immune system. There had been a cold going around and I thought I might pick it up by within 3 days (mid – fast, otherwise I would have attributed it to detoxing) any small cold symptom I thought I might be experiencing – was gone.
This fast cleaned my body of toxins, junk in the gut, and overall brought my body to a healthier level. I inspired three other people, so far that I know of, to embark upon a week long fast.
In addition to the juice fasting, I did the daily dry skin brushing that all juice fasting blogs and articles discuss, as well as colon cleansing 2-3 times a week.
A few days I experienced some dizziness. Those days I also added one 16 ounce Suero Viv (which is an organic whey beverage) to my daily intake. I also believe if you have need for any probiotic that a bite of the raw chedder bites cheese from Beyond Organic would also be good to take, though if you can go without it that is fine too.
Everyone is different and some folks may prefer to add a probiotic capsule to their intake a week or two after beginning the fast.
Disclaimer: Before beginning this type of fast, please consult with a health and wellness practitioner of your choice.
Focus of attention is needed to attain any desire.
As of 4/6/13 I successfully completed my 40 day juice fast, or as some call it… a juice feast! I was sooo happy to have completed this quest and feel absolutely light and wonderful! People tell me more insights may come to me in the weeks that follow so as those insights come, I will tweet them on Twitter. You can follow me there if you would like. You can search for me on Twitter at: takeonyourself. Thanks to all my readers for your support!