How do you prepare for a juice cleanse?

August 17, 2022 0 Comments

How do you prepare for a juice cleanse?

Before you start a juice cleanse we encourage you to prepare with a pre-cleanse. The more time you devote to the practice, the better. Ideally, a month would be a great time frame. We realize the period of time may not be perfect for all. If you only have a week, that’s good enough!

The pre-cleansing involves eating mostly raw foods (salads and fruits), smoothies, fresh-pressed juices and drinking plenty of water. We suggest you eat and drink alkaline-forming foods, including all fresh fruits, raw vegetables, raw juices, salad greens, sprouts, dates, dried apricots, dried figs, grapefruit, melons, raisins and lentils.

You want to avoid heavy proteins, processed foods, as well as coffee, alcohol and soft drinks. Stay hydrated with water by drinking half your body weight in ounces daily and consume a Liver Flush for four days prior the juice cleanse.

The liver is responsible for facilitating digestion and elimination, and filtering potentially toxic waste products from the blood. Liver detoxification is especially important today, due to the increasing prevalence of chemical pollutants in our environment.”~~Michael Tierra,L.Ac., O.M.D., AHG 

Michael Tierra  Liver Flush Recipe 

To do a liver flush take 8 ounces of distilled water with 8 ounces of apple juice in which is blended 1-4 cloves of garlic and a hunk of fresh ginger and 1-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Take this each morning on an empty stomach for four days in a row. Follow with a cup of tea made with fennel seed and dandelion root.

It is a good idea to accompany a liver cleansing program with plenty of green vegetables or a warm apple juice fast to which is dissolved a teaspoon of agar agar flakes per glass of warm apple juice. Cayenne pepper should be taken in capsule form or stirred into a little water, at least three times daily. Begin with two 00 sized cayenne capsules or a half teaspoon of cayenne powder.

The best times to do a liver flush are in the spring or summer. It is invaluable for dredging and removing stored toxins and fat accumulated from a sluggish liver stored throughout the body. For many, it has been found to be effective for safely expelling gallstones but you might want to check with your herbalist, doctor or another qualified health practitioner before undergoing such a program.






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