Thank you for all of your encouragement about my upcoming juice fast. Which, as I’ve learned, isn’t really a fast at all, since I will be taking in plenty of nutrients through fruits and vegetables by either juicing them or making smoothies via my Vita-Mix. And no, I won’t be tossing in any Oreos, hoping no one will notice. Although it did cross my feeble mind.
I’ve recently learned is that a true fast is where you only drink water. I don’t think I would do well on a fast.
What I’m about to attempt is a 7 day detox. I’m reading through Jason Vale’s The Juice Master Diet. He’s the first to tell you that he hates using the word “diet” in any title because it can be misleading. Weight loss usually occurs as a happy byproduct. But the reason for doing this is to detoxify, getting all of the garbage out of the way, allowing your own body to heal itself. As our bodies were made to wonderfully do.
He clearly warns that you must read the book cover to cover before starting so that you understand all the hows and whys of the program. This will help to ensure success. I’m nearly half way through the book, and have been substituting one juice or smoothie for a meal each day. I’m not completely off of caffeine yet, but I’m cutting back. And no one has had to die needlessly. I thought I should mention that.
After the initial 7 days, I’ll reassess to see if I need to continue taking in only fruit/vegetable juices. I don’t know of any other chronic Lyme Disease patient that has tried something like this to kick start their immune system. But I’m still looking.
Another thing that I will likely do is hit the pause button on all of my antibiotics and herbal medications for the 7 days. Many of these must be taken with food. I’ve tried taking my pills along with a substituted juice meal, but end up with pretty significant nausea.
And of course I’m not going to do this without my doctor’s supervision.
So there’s the update. I’ve had a few friends step up to the dinner plate and they’ve told me they’ll do the program with me. WOOHOO. I hope to start this next weekend. We have friends coming into town, so I’ll likely wait until they leave. Just in case I’m, you know,
Not that you can really tell the difference.
Thanks again for all of your sweet encouraging comments and e-mails! I’ll be charting my
misery progress when I begin, and of course I’ll share all of my favorite juice recipes.