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Modified Juice Fast
That it's unwise: I admire your concern for your health, but you'd do yourself a much greater favor by getting back into fitness and eating sensibly long-term. At least be careful. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Why not give yourself a wonderful gift that can't be bought for money -- a fitness-focused lifestyle with new quality friends? ...Read more
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Not a good idea: As a diabetic, you need to have mixed meals, including complex carbohydrates, fiber (to total 35 grams daily), lean protein and a bit of fat (not a lot). This, along with any medications you may take, helps to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. A juice fast would eliminate several of these important components of a diabetic meal plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ORANGE JUICE: I prefer orange juice but you can drink any juice on a juice fast. ...Read more
Avoid fasting.: The real question is, not which foods to avoid during a fast, but whether fasting itself is a good idea. The colon does not benefit from juice cleanses and fasting. There are no toxins build up inside the colon, despite what you may read on the Internet. It cleanses itself via bowel movements. Eating a high-fiber diet with lots of liquids is the best thing you can do for colon health. Good luck. ...Read more
Please tell me if it is okay to eat a small portion meal while on the juice diet or in order for best fast result should it just be strictly juice?
Juice diet. : it depends what you mean by small meals in between. I would suggest staying the course with the juice diet with small bits of intermittent additions throughout the day. Perhaps a small piece of dark chocolate. A small piece of fruit. But overall no meals during your program ...Read more
Is it healthy and/or acceptable for children 10-13 to do a 10 day juicing fast, or "reboot"? My family is interested in the micronutrient benefits.
Tween cleanse : I would be very concerned about this age group doing a 10 day cleanse. This is a time it significant growth and for tat lengthy of time i would be worried they would not get nough calories to sustain their growth at that time. I would discuss it with your pediatrician in detail before embarking in this direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Don't find out.: Don't do a "juice fast" because there is no evidence they improve your health. If you don't participate, you won't experience fatigue. ...Read more
I've been on a juice fast for about four days now i'm feeling a. Faint pain on my left side under my ribbs .Should i be worried?
No: Not unless it takes your breath away or starts to radiate to your arm or jaw; if the pain is enhanced by pressing on the chest wall, it's almost certainly chest wall pain. Perhaps the muscles that have been carrying the extra weight for a while are readjusting -- these things are mysterious. Congratulations on your pursuit of health; keep your physician informed. ...Read more
What is the proper way to fast and for how long? I feel the need to detoxify my body. Water based, juice ? What is the best way to get rid of toxins?
Detoxify: Green leafy vegetables help, especially cilantro. It's best to detox under a doctor's supervision. Intermittent fasting is being researched these days. One way would be 12 hours w/food and 12 w/out or three days of food and one w/out. Again, w/doc supervision to avoid dehydration and blood sugar problems. Research intermittent fasting. ...Read more
Ive been told to fast for 12 hrs before i get a lipid test. That doesnt include water does it? I cant do 12 hrs without water, food & juice no problem
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