Juice Detox
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Recharge! The THK Juice Detox

We all tell ourselves that we are going to do better, that we are going to eat better, work out more, skip the alcohol and dessert, but it is more often than not, that we just flat out don’t. When presented with the craving or the choice we say “just one more, I will start tomorrow…” but unfortunately tomorrow never comes. Therefore, today I am providing you with the motivation and the inspiration to break the cycle and make a change now. And the way that we are going to do it is with the THK Juice Detox.

The THK Juice Detox is a cleanse that I adapted from the typical juice cleanse, but I add a few therapeutic tweaks and turns so that you can get through it with ease, while maximizing its benefits. The detox is an assisted Juice Fast, meaning you only will consume juice, tea, purified water and supplements for a minimum of 3-days. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s dig into the purpose and benefits of the THK Juice Detox.

 

Kale and Meyer Lemon Juice

 

What is Detoxification?

 

Our bodies naturally detoxify everyday through the process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, lungs, kidney, lymph and skin. It is a necessary metabolic function that the body must implement in order to keep our bodies healthy. Unfortunately, in the world today, our body and organ systems that were once capable of cleaning toxins are now completely overwhelmed, and the toxins remain in our tissues. Therefore, it is essential for us to utilize herbs, enzymes and fasting methods to allow the body to rid itself of toxins so that we can prevent any symptoms or illness while facilitating the process of healing.

 

How are we Exposed to Toxins?

 

We are exposed to chemicals of all kinds at an unprecedented scale. These include: industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, additives in food, heavy metals, anesthetics, residues from drugs, artificial fragrance, sugar, food substances and environmental hormones and chemicals. These toxins build up in our body as the result of pollutants in the air we breathe, the chemicals in the food and water we consume, and the chemicals we use in our body-care and household-care items. Even if they are in low amounts, they are ever present and grossly accumulate in the body at a rate in which our body cannot get rid of. Every system is affected and only a tiny fraction of these chemicals were ever tested for toxicity, and none were tested for accumulated toxicity.

 

What Happens to Our Bodies?

 

As the toxins accumulate in the body, they enter our bloodstream and travel to the liver. When the liver is unable to process them, they most often get stored in tissue- this is a defensive mechanism employed by the liver, to protect itself and the body from toxins that it cannot currently process. As toxic matter saturates our tissues, antioxidants and minerals in our body fluids are reduced, our immune systems are compromised and our cells can become damaged at a cellular level. This rising state of toxicity interferes with normal functioning in the body which can lead to almost every symptom, illness and disease. Furthermore, the more toxic the body, the more likely you are to have fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, poor skin, stiffness and depression. It is all connected.

Image by Mandar Sengupta

 

What Benefits can you Expect from the THK Juice Detox?

 

The THK Juice Detox helps clean out the body of waste so that the body can start to rebalance, therefore changing not only your physical body but your outlook and attitude as well.

1. You will clean the digestive tract of fermenting bacteria and old stagnant waste

2. Your taste buds will reset – helping you to get rid of sugar, caffeine, alcohol and carbohydrate cravings

3. Your Kidneys, Liver, Blood and Lymph have a chance to be purified, therefore increasing their functioning

4. You will clear excess mucous and congestion

5. You will begin clearing the body of toxic matter, and push toxins out of adipose (fat) tissue

6. You will enhance mental clarity, improve your attitude, increase spiritual awareness and feel happy!

7. The Energy and Enzymes usually used for digestion is redirected to immune function, cell growth and full body clean-up, which can lead to the breakdown of toxic matter including cysts, abscesses, tumors, excess protein and fat deposits.

8. The body will become alkaline – returning to a health environment that prevents the flourishing of bacteria, virus, fungus, parasites or disease

9. You will set the stage for a healthy diet – since you will begin to lose weight and your stomach will have a chance to reduce to normal size.

10. The immune system’s workload is reduced, and the digestive tract is spared from any inflammation from food allergies, meaning a possible reduction in inflammation, allergies, skin problems, headaches, fatigue, insomnia and depression

Because your body will have a chance to redirect its energy and enzymes to other functions in the system, a juice detox can help you heal with greater speed, cleanse your organs and purify your blood, which can lead to the elimination of many symptoms.

 

Green Fiesta Juice

 

What I Have Experienced from the THK Juice Detox

 

I do the THK Juice Detox 4 times a year, one for each season, and I have had great results each time. The most important being that I reconnect with my body, my relationship with food and rediscover my love for health, eating well and feeling great. Being human in today’s world is very difficult with all of the toxic options and choices out there, and it is natural for us to slip sometimes. These slip ups lead me in a direction where I forget how good I can feel and why I choose to live a conscious plant-based lifestyle. Therefore, with every cleanse I really feel that I can get back to the true me, the me that is in love with feeling great, the me that feels spiritually connected and the me that is fully conscious everyday.

This “rediscovered,” freshly detoxed me has outrageous energy, only needs 5 hours of sleep, has a clear and glowing complexion, no digestive problems, a lean body that gains muscle easily, feels limber and pain- free, bright white eyes, a plaque-free mouth and can truly taste and enjoy the flavors of true whole foods. This is the me I always want to be, so I choose to stick to my Juice Detoxes, 4 times a year, and manifest that desire.

 

Why Fast on Juice?

 

Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants that are essential for the functioning of the body and for detoxification, but most people cannot eat enough to reap all of their benefits. Since juice contains the whole fruit or vegetables, expect for the fiber, you will be able to flood your system with all the tools it needs for cleansing, rebuilding and revitalizing, without having to consume a ton of food.

When you choose to fast on just juice, the body will be able to not engage the digestive system but will have complete access to the nutrients it needs to cleanse the body of toxins as well as the enzymes needed for repair and clean-up. While some people choose to fast just on water, studies have shown that the body most likely will push toxins out too quickly, leaving the body overburdened, which can lead to damage to most (this is not definitive in all cases).

The THK Juice Detox focuses on fresh vegetable juice, specifically green juices, and minimal fruit juice. This is because fruit often causes blood sugar imbalances in the body, leaving you to feel less the great, and fruit is high in sugar which can feed the bad guys in the body. Therefore, we will only be using low sugar fruits sparingly.

 

Ready to Get Started?!

 

Great! Your one step closer to go to the directions and Q & A Page to get started!

 

 

References:
Page, Linda. “Healthy Healing: 11th Ed.”
Balch, Phyllis CNC. “Prescription for Nutritional Healing: 4th Ed. “

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6 Comments

  • Reply lisa gallien March 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

    lauren

    You have done a great job on your site! congrats
    lisa

  • Reply The Ultimate Detoxification Guide | One Green Planet August 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm

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  • Reply breakfast for two | apollo and me September 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    […] Let’s start with why juicing is great for you, and then I’ll get to our furry halves. Fresh juice from raw, organic fruits and vegetables is absolutely packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. They improve your digestion and elimination of toxins & promote healthy immune function, as they are full of important enzymes. Not to mention that you can get your full days worth of recommended fruit and vegetable servings in just one glass! Which is why juice cleanses [a period of time where you consume only the juice of fresh fruits and vegetables, tea, and purified water] are quite popular these days, and effective to boot!  You can read more about the benefits of a juice fast, and a guide on how to proceed with one on one of my favorite blogs, The Holy Kale. […]

  • Reply Chris January 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Great site! I am really into living a healthy lifestyle and have tried tons of the cleanse programs available to me in LA. I have tried a lot of at home juicing too, which has been a hassle and time consuming. I recently found Juice Crafters in LA which has been such an amazing find. They prepare the juices fresh for me daily and really help guide me thru the process. I definitely recommend trying Juice Crafters!!

    • lauren
      Reply lauren January 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Great suggestion Chris. I have not worked with them before, but a great option for those who are unable to make their own juice at home. Definitely try doing their cleanse with the supplements, it will add a new dimension for you.

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