Renewing the Mind, Body, and Spirit through juicing

An important part of digestion is enjoying what you are eating – or drinking! Juicing should be an enjoyable experience, and the juices should taste good. There is some learning curve, as your body and taste buds learn to appreciate some things that are more alkaline forming, and as you get over your addiction to sweets. But over time, you will start enjoying the natural taste of whole, raw fresh organic foods and juices. As your body and taste buds learn, you may begin to notice a distinct difference in the foods you crave. For example, before changing to a raw food lifestyle, you probably had cravings for coffee or chocolate. When you “cleanse your palate, you may start craving avocados – that is, when your body needs fatty acids, you will naturally crave those things that have fatty acids! THAT is called intuitive eating – or more simply, listening to your body.

Intuitive eating is a great thing – but don’t assume you are listening to your body all the time, especially in the beginning. Your cooked food addictions took a lifetime to develop and may take months or even years to get over. A lot of idealistic raw foodists tell you to listen to your body. Well, there is SOME truth in that – but be careful – not everything your body says is good.

If you are pushing to hard and cleansing to fast, your body might say you feel queasy or sick. That could be a sign to slow down. It could also mean you need to speed up to get through it. How hard you are comfortable pushing yourself is up to you. But don’t give up too easy – and don’t assume every signal your body gives you is right. Educate yourself, work with your health professional if you have one, and think about what you are doing. You will discover what is right for you.

Juice of the Day:

50% Kale, Spinach

a few stems of fresh Parsley

1 Carrot

2 inch size Ginger

1 Tomato

1 Apple

1/2 Cucumber

1/2 Avocado

1/4 cup Blueberry

1/4 cup Raspberries

1 Tbsp Hemp seeds

1 Tbsp Flax seeds

1 Tbsp Goji berries

Water

Live foods

Cheers!

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