Cleansing

What it is all about?

The BIG Spring Cleanse is a week to reboot our system after the winter, getting rid of toxins whilst nourrishing and supporting our organs with electrolytes - the micro minerals that our body needs to keep healthy. The Cleanse is a week-long fast, but don't get scared, we will be drinking freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juice - plenty of it!

 

These days, the average person's diet consists 60% of unhealthy sugary/floury foods, 30% of animal fats, 5% of pulses and nuts, and only 5% of fresh fruit and vegetables.  By drinking juice, we are introducing a massive amount of nutrients for our body, allowing it to repair and renew its cells, whilst releasing toxins.

The impact of such a deep cleanse is profound on many levels: not only people can experience great physical benefits such as loosing weight, not feeling bloated, and feeling energised, but also feeling emotionally and spiritually empowered and heightened. Many people can initially feel withdraws from sugar, caffeine and other chemicals, resulting in headaches, pain, and even flu-like symptoms - these are actually all great signs that our body is repairing and cleansing and you need to stick with it. Normally by day 3, you start feeling happy, serene, energetic, and cleansed! 

What are the benefits of fasting?

  • Fasting initiates rapid weight loss with little or no hunger. You may be surprised at how little desire for food you have while fasting.

  • Fasting promotes detoxification. As your body breaks down its fat reserves, it mobilises and eliminates stored toxins.

  • Fasting gives your digestive system a much needed rest. After fasting, both digestion and elimination are invigorated.

  • Fasting promotes the resolution of inflammatory processes, such as in rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Fasting quietens allergic reactions, including asthma and Hay Fever.

  • Fasting promotes the drying up of abnormal fluid accumulations, such as oedema in the ankles and legs and swelling in the abdomen.

  • Fasting is the perfect gateway to a healthier diet and lifestyle. Going on a fast gives you the motivation and enthusiasm to make a fresh start.

  • Fasting makes it easy to overcome bad habits and addictions and rapidly dissipates craving. Many people have overcome tobacco, alcohol and caffeine addictions by fasting, and even drug addictions.

  • Fasting clears your skin and whitens your eyes. It is common to see skin eruptions clear while fasting, and the whites of the eyes never look so clear and bright as they do after fasting.

  • Fasting restores taste appreciation for wholesome, natural foods. People say that their taste buds come alive after fasting and that food has never tasted so good.

  • Fasting normalises high blood pressure in the vast majority of cases, without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Blood pressure will remain low after the fast if you follow a healthy diet and lifestyle.

The prep

There are a few things that you'll need to do and get ready before your fast. First of all, you'll need a juicer - if you haven't got one already you should consider buying a slow juicer (or masticator) because they extract more juice and they keep all the nutrients fresh, whereas a centrifuging juicer heats up the juice killing some of its micronutrients. 

At least 3-7 days before your fast  - depending on how long you are planning to do it for - you should cut down on the regular foods, especially all processed food, meat, gluten and dairy. Begin to eat more and more fresh fruits and vegetables. You should also cut out soft drinks, alcohol and nicotine.

The day before you start your fast, stock up on fruit and vegetables to store in your fridge - buy enough to last for about three to five days if you’re fasting that long, don't buy more than that of the it might start rotting and going off. You might want to look at the following link for juice recipes, so that you can plan your shopping list.

The BIG Cleanse - Juicing

Juice fasting is a fantastic way to reboot your system without depleting your body of energy and important nutrients. In fact, fruit and vegetable juices are naturally high in micronutrients (electrolytes) minerals, vitamins and enzymes that help with your body’s rejuvenation process, the juices are assimilated directly into your body without stimulating digestive enzymes.

Juicing also has some very important alkalizing properties, which help to neutralise acidic conditions and the toxins being released by your body.

With organic vegetable juice fasting, you might experience increased energy and surprisingly you might not feel hungry as you can have as much juice as you want - just watch out not to have too many apple or sweet juices and try to opt for green vegetables as much as possible.

Detoxing

Whilst you are fasting, you need to consider that your body will be shifting toxins and you should try and assist your system by doing some detox. Everyone has  toxins stored in our body due to contaminants in our food and water, poor exercise habits, processed foods, drugs, medication and exposure to pollutants in our environment. These toxins are normally expelled and secreted by our body, but when we have too many they can start to build up and accumulate throughout your body, causing it to malfunction, and this results in the development of health problems. 

During your fast, there are lots of different techniques that you might want to try - these should be party of your life regardless of doing a cleanse, but they are even more important during this time and you can read up about them by following the link below.

Inspiration and Support

Some people like to do thing along, some people need a little more encouragement and support. You can get the right support for you by joining the Facebook group or be messaging me directly if you would rather speak to me. What is important is that you get support to motivate you through this transformational process and so that you don't quick - believe e, it does get better! So, following the link below to visit the Facebook page and introduce yourself - all you need to say it "hi" and why you decided to get onto the Big Spring Juice Cleanse 2017 - let us do the rest!

 

On this page you will also find links to two AMAZING documentaries about juicing that you can watch to get your motivation up!

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