By restricting many of the foods that cause gut flora and bacteria to be thrown off balance and feeding the gut with beneficial bacteria, your stomach microbiome will see a dramatic improvement - which can also positively affect your brain.
“'For decades, researchers and doctors thought that anxiety and depression contributed to these problems. But our studies and others show that it may also be the other way around,' Pasricha says. Researchers are finding evidence that irritation in the gastrointestinal system may send signals to the central nervous system (CNS) that trigger mood changes."
Adhering to the juice detox protocol naturally puts you in a caloric deficit and allows your body to become leaner. While in a fasted state, your body will burn primarily fat as its energy source.
After the one or two day adjustment period, many people experience a noticeable increase in energy and alertness.
When our bodies are not burdened with the task of digesting food, they are able to heal the liver as well as expel toxins and heavy metals.
Each bottle contains over two pounds of organic fruits and vegetables in liquid form so that the nutrients can be absorbed immediately. This yields a tremendous number of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help improve immunity, repair tissue, and allow the body to thrive.
Two to three days before and after your detox be sure to transition properly by consuming lighter foods.
Foam rolling/yoga/static stretching are all great to do while detoxing because they do not require as much caloric expenditure as other higher intensity training styles and it releases built up tension within muscles. Foam roll slowly at one inch per second. Hold stretches for a minimum of 30 seconds at a time. Aim to stretch every major muscle group two times per day or more.
We strongly recommend you begin your detox the day after you receive your delivery. Juices will taste their best, be at their peak in terms of micro-nutrient content, and provide the maximum benefit to your body and brain.
Why this order?
Celery juice on an empty stomach has tremendous health benefits. This order also allows the two green juices to be spaced out and not back-to-back. Shine is consumed last because there is an added digestive benefit when we consume apple cider vinegar and turmeric at night.
When to Drink Shots, Broth, Smoothies
Wellness shots can be taken anytime you feel that you need a pick me up (as long as it's after you have finished all of the "Heal"). Bone broth should be consumed after "Rise" or "Glow" to help you feel full and satiated. Smoothie should be consumed after "Heal" or "Rise" to help you feel full and satiated.
To get the most out of your juice detox you should restrict all solid food (including smoothies). The more of a break that you can give your digestive system, the more benefits you reap. However, if it is your first time or you are someone who burns an exceptional number of calories thought the day then incorporating a smoothie into the detox would be a good strategy.
Coffee should ideally be restricted, but if you must, consume your coffee black and without any additives. Try to limit to one cup per day.
What else can I have other than juice?
Let's talk about WATER. While detoxing, it is essential to drink plenty of water. We provide a total of 96 oz of purified remineralized 8+ pH water for you. Our water purification system strips all of the harmful additives found in tap water which include (but not limited to): acids, fluoride, arsenic, carcinogens, bacteria, lead, pesticides, mercury and chemical fertilizers. Then, the water is boosted with 20 healthy minerals and silver ions to remove bacteria. Keep this in mind for your daily life, and know where your water is coming from.
Plain tea and kombucha are also allowed during your detox. Be sure there are no added sugars. Medication should continue to be taken as prescribed by your doctor. This product has not been pasteurized and therefore may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.