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Juice Fasting: Health Benefits You Don’t Want To Miss Out On

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So, let me get this straight! You want me to not eat anything for 3 full days?

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It sounds ludicrous, but there are tangible outcomes that may just convince you, that juice fasting is an effective and necessary technique to reset your body. Most of us are goal driven individuals and tend to stick to habits more if we have specific outcomes to work towards. So here is the promised list of juice fasting benefits:

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1. Your digestive system will get much needed rest!

If you have read Part 1 of the Juice Fasting Guide, then you know how many steps are involved in digesting food optimally so that your body can use it to fuel and nourish itself. It’s an exhaustive process, which is why your digestive system needs a break once in a while -just like every other part of your body that you work out strenuously. Remember when I asked you to work out your legs 88,695 times with no break? That was NOT a challenge, I repeat, it was not a challenge! Now if you haven’t read up on the digestive system, go check it out here.

2. You will lose those extra (toxic) pounds!

healthyweightYou’re fasting — so naturally you are going to lose a few pounds. What’s important to keep in mind, though, is that these are not just any kind of pounds. Juice fasting is a cleansing mechanism, so the pounds that you will be shedding are made up of toxins that have accumulated in your body. One of the self-defense strategies your body deploys when dealing with toxic overload is to increase the number of fat cells and then stuff them full of toxins. This is said to prevent the toxic waste from making its rounds in our circulation and to keep it away from our organs, which is helpful. But, it also causes easy weight gain.

Juice fasting will not just lead to weight loss. More importantly, it gets rid of the toxins that may have triggered any weight gain to begin with. And if you need a little extra motivation, you may want to watch Sick, Fast, and Nearly Dead.

3. You will prevent a toxic overload!

toxinsRemoving toxins and waste from your body is a benefit in and of itself. This is important to note because your body doesn’t get the chance to “clean house” if there is constantly something else to do. When you give your digestive system a break from solid foods, it can focus its attention on removing these culprits in your body by utilizing the army of nutrients, amino acids and minerals which you are feeding it via fresh, organic juices.

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It’s no secret that we live in a polluted environment. The first thing we usually think of is air pollution, but that’s really just the start. The chemicals we breathe in while cleaning our homes with conventional household products; when we apply perfume or cologne. Or the chemicals that seep into our skin when we apply deodorant, go to the swimming pool, when we put on make up or dye our hair. And not to mention the toxins we put directly into our body via the junk food and drinks some of us choose to consume. It’s absolutely necessary to get rid of these toxins before they accumulate in your body and cause serious illness. Hint: juice fast!

4. Your skin will clear up and glow radiantly!

happy womanAnother great benefit that you can see with your own eyes! Your skin is actually an external reflection of what’s happening inside of your body. It is the largest organ we have and just like our kidneys and liver, it plays an active role in ensuring that toxins are expelled routinely to avoid a build-up inside our body. While we do everything to hide our pimples, zits and acne, we must acknowledge that beneath all the cover-up is a warning sign that we must cleanse our bodies of the toxins.

Juice fasting is an incredibly effective cleansing technique and therefore has positive effects on the appearance of our skin. And here is the trickle down effect that goes beyond our skin: when the skin looks good, we feel more beautiful which consequently makes us happier. And when we are in a positive state of mind, our body functions way better. So you see, it’s a full circle! One good thing leads to another when you juice fast.

5. A love potion for your bowel problems!

happybowelsAs you may have noticed, there has been a dramatic increase in chronic illnesses that affect our digestive tract. The number of teenagers with Crohn’s disease, for example, has jumped more than 300 per cent in the last 10 years in England. Comparatively, the rest of the developed world doesn’t look much better. Other common digestive tract diseases are Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Ulcerative Colitis. The gluten-free craze has certainly been a result of the rising number people who are concerned with or affected by health issues related to their digestive system. Limiting your gluten intake is probably a wise decision for most in order to prevent the onset or manage the symptoms of digestive tract diseases, but so is juice fasting. The aforementioned army of nutrients, amino acids and minerals you take in through the juices will ensure that your digestive system functions (more) optimally.

Although there haven’t been many scientific studies conducted to explore the effectiveness of juicing and juice fasting to treat digestive tract diseases (perhaps for financial reasons), there are reasonable explanations from professionals in the field. One reason may be that our body can take full advantage of the healing properties of plants without having an “irritable” reaction to the insoluble dietary fiber. Also, your body has a built-in mechanism that breaks down and digests diseased tissues and damaged cells. Juice fasting accelerates the process of removing this “waste” and then helps build new, healthy blood cells and tissues which will repair the damaged lining of your intestine. Makes sense, right? (Now we just need the science community to start paying attention!)

6. You will be more mentally alert and focused!

superbrainA build-up of toxins and diseased tissues in the body have been linked to episodes of ‘brain fog’ — that feeling when you can’t think clearly and it’s difficult for you to focus on tasks; everything is kind of blurry and your cognitive abilities slow down. Juice fasting alleviates the symptoms of brain fog by removing the toxins that have likely been the root of the problem to begin with. But even if you’re not suffering from brain fog, it’s great to take your mind off food. How much time do you spend a day thinking about what you should eat, when you should make it, and how much you should make? It gets a bit tiring, especially if you are someone who makes a habit of cooking at home, rather than eating out all the time (good for you!).

Note that during the juice fast, you might experience the exact opposite – you may find it difficult to concentrate. That’s because your brain has gone into panic mode and turned on your survival instinct. It will try to say anything to make you eat food ! Remember that this is a natural mechanism and as long as you recognize that, you can simply respond, “chill out brain, this is good for us!”

7. You will increase your willpower!

You can do itYou may have already discovered that one of the greatest “secrets” to life is Willpower. It helps you elevate your inner strength and defy the type of resistance that keeps up from doing the things we want or need to do, out of fear or uncertainty. How many times have you said you would do something and then didn’t do it? Afterwards you kick yourself, creating a negative environment for your body, mind and soul to sulk over.

Juice fasting trains your willpower by saying NO to the most basic need –food –every single day for 72 hours. This will naturally, and perhaps magically, reflect in other aspects of your life. All of the sudden, other tasks you put your mind to will no longer seem so farfetched and a lot easier to accomplish. Shaka!

8. It will unleash your body’s natural healing powers!

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 12.30.47 AMThe act of cleansing in and of itself is a very powerful tool to regaining your health, or to prevent illness from setting in. People (me included) have accredited juice fasting for expediting their recovery from a disease by unleashing the natural healing powers of the body, mind and soul. Juice fasting is a natural, relatively inexpensive, and widely accessible medicine that is available to everyone if they are strong enough to give it a try. Are you?

 

 

Side note: I strongly advise against any type of hardcore cleansing and detoxifying, such as  juice fasting, while you are undergoing conventional cancer treatments (including chemotherapy and radiation). During that time, it is important to support your body and allow it to rest, rather than putting it to work.

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1-rWuR7VSLt_hMzEMICxGjSgHi everyone, my name Tina Schomburg and I’m super excited to talk to you about Juice Fasting. WHY am I so exciting about it? Because Juice Fasting has been truly miraculous for me. I was diagnosed with cancer at 22 and I honestly accredit my recovery and survival in part to juicing and juice fasting. The image to the left was a picture I took after my last 3-day juice fast. I felt incredible, my skin cleared up visibly, my energy was up and my mental agility was noticably improved. I love the euphoric feeling post-juice fast and I’d love for you to follow along this 4-part series. Maybe it will inspire you to embark on your own juice fast journey! Juice it real good – cheers!

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Boosting Your Mood and Improving Your Health With Vitamin D

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    Vitamin D is essential for proper immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation.

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    Are you or someone you love suffering from depression or an autoimmune disorder? When is the last time you checked your Vitamin D levels?

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Are you or someone you love suffering from depression or an autoimmune disorder? It appears vitamin D deficiency may be to blame.

Vitamin D is essential for proper immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation. The beneficial effects of vitamin D on protective immunity are due in part to its impact on the innate immune system and has numerous effects on cells within the immune system. Vitamin D is also involved in maintaining the proper balance of several minerals in the body. And, it helps to ward off the flu and many viruses and treat them. The latest research links vitamin D deficiency to many disease states. These disease states include cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, depression, arthritis, and just about every other degenerative disease.

 “Vitamin D reduces depression. In a randomized, double-blind study, People with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed a marked improvement in their symptoms.” – Journal of Internal Medicine

According to the Nutrition Research Journal, as many as 80% of people are deficient in vitamin D. Inadequate exposure to sunshine, poor eating habits, malabsorption, the VDR genetic mutation, and accelerated catabolism due to certain medications, dark skin pigment color, and too much sunscreen can be to blame. 

A doctor can check vitamin D levels with a simple blood test. Many mainstream doctors will suggest that you are within normal limits if your levels are 20-30ng/mL. However, for optimal health, the Endocrine Society and many functional medicine M.D.s and naturopaths will recommend levels of between 40-70 ng/mL for both children and adults. These doctors will also recommend a more aggressive replenishment program. For example, at age five, my son’s level was 24. The pediatrician recommended 500iu daily of supplementation, while our naturopath recommended 5,000iu daily for six months before retesting. Six months later, his levels were almost normal. 

“Through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections. Those mechanisms include inducing cathelicidins and defensins that can lower viral replication rates and reducing concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce the inflammation that injures the lining of the lungs, leading to pneumonia, as well as increasing concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines” – PubMed

How to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

Get enough sun. Vitamin D3, “the sunshine vitamin,” is the only vitamin your body that is made, with the help of the sun. So be sure to get enough sun exposure to help the body make this essential nutrient. Hold off trying to protect ourselves from the rays of the sun at every turn by slathering sunscreen. Allow yourself to play outside, garden, and enjoy the rays in moderation.

If you must use some sunscreen, avoid chemical sunscreens made with toxic chemicals that cause thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disruption, allergies, organ toxicity, reproductive toxicity, skin cancer, development, brain, and metabolism problems. Shop for natural mineral-zinc-based certified products instead. When exposed to scorching climates or in the sun for extended periods, we use sunscreens by Babyganics, Badger, Babo Botanicals, and Goddess Garden products.

Eat a well-balanced diet, with foods higher in vitamin D. Although it is believed that we only get twenty percent from the foods we eat. Some foods higher in D include cod liver oil, fish, oysters, eggs, and mushrooms. 

Get checked for the VDR mutation. A blood test will determine if you have mutations in the vitamin D receptor. The consequence can be lower vitamin D levels and the inability to absorb vitamin calcium and many other minerals properly. According to a 2020 scientific report, supplementation of vitamin D can help improve VDR gene expression, so more supplementation may be necessary if you have this mutation.

“Something so simple. Vitamin D supplementation could improve the health status of millions and so becomes an elegant solution to many of our health problems today.” – Carol L. Wagner, MD – Medical University of South Carolina

Supplementation 101. Supplementation is often critical if you cannot properly metabolize or absorb enough vitamin D or not get enough sunshine. In areas with long winters and specific populations of people with darker skin color, supplementation may be even more critical. There are many supplements on the market. However, many tablet forms are not as bioavailable and harder to absorb. Therefore, it has been recommended that liquid forms are better. In addition, liquid D is often suspended in olive oil, which helps the vitamins to absorb more easily since it is fat soluble. One of my favorite brands is by Seeking Health. It does not contain any impurities or allergy-inducing ingredients. 

Final Thoughts

Boosting the immune system naturally works on your body’s innate wisdom. It supports the body to operate like a well-oiled machine, protects it from unwanted pathogens and disease, and helps ensure a healthy body and mind.

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Are Lockdowns Affecting Children?

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  • The Facts:

    We spoke to activist and mother Stephanie Sibbio about her co-creation of an organization called 100 Million Moms which seeks to empower women to stand up against injustices.

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    Are we choosing virus mitigation methods that are short sighted and harmful over the long term? Are they more harmful than the virus itself?

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The potential downsides of lockdowns during pandemics have been explored quite a bit – and the truth is the scientific community is quite divided on whether it’s the right move. On one hand a case can be made for effectiveness of lockdowns, but at quite a cost, while on the other hand many have shown lockdowns to be ineffective in slowing spread. How a study is organized and conducted can also dramatically change results.

Interestingly a study in Nature showed that “less disruptive and costly NPIs can be as effective as more intrusive, drastic, ones (for example, a national lockdown).” This essentially states that governments could choose effective ways to mitigate virus spread effectively without inducing unwanted and long term side effects on society as a whole via lockdowns – regardless, lockdowns are still widely being used.

One question we might have is, what about factors that are not so easy to measure right away? Things like long term psychological damage of being constantly stressed, out of touch with community and friends, and confined to our homes. What affects are children experiencing in their development and learning? We may not know exactly for quite some time.

I felt inspired to speak to a mother who has not only be asking this question with regards to her child, but who has decided to do something to push back against government measures, like lockdowns, that many citizens and scientist don’t agree with.

Along with another activist, Stephanie Sibbio created a movement called 100 Million Moms who, as their Instagram states, are a rights-based movement empowering moms all over the world to stand up against injustice. We advocate for natural health & medical freedom.

I spoke to Stephanie about how she has seen lockdowns affecting children, and her story in co-creating 100 Million Moms. In this discussion you will learn how you can get involved as well.

Further Discussion

A large meta analysis on mask wearing has shown that children are having physiological issues and learning challenges with prolonged mask wearing.

A group of doctors did a panel worth considering that discusses the potential harms of lockdowns and the science that supports the idea.

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Rare Mineral Can Remove Harmful Toxins & Heavy Metals With Just 30 Seconds a Day

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These days many people are struggling with fatigue, heart and respiratory issues, brain fog and memory challenges, and on top of that, cancer rates are increasing year after year. At times these issues can be a result of cumulative stress and emotional trauma, and other times it can be the result of our overly toxic environments at home, at work and in our cities.

Most disease, cancers and health problems we experience are rooted in toxicity. Mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds just scratch the surface of what our bodies have to fight against daily.

By some estimates, we are exposed to over 80,000 chemicals in our daily lives, just from the food we eat, water we drink, and air we breathe. These toxins build up in our bodies affecting our sleep, memory, concentration, weight, and even inflammation (1, 2, 3, 4).

Toxins can be found everywhere, including:

  • Food (pesticides, herbicides, chemical additives)
  • Pollutants (the air you breathe)
  • Skincare and Personal Care Items
  • Household Items (couches, chairs, beds, Paint, keys)
  • Water (a common source of heavy metals)

Our body’s are natural detoxifiers, kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system is designed to keep our bodies clean. Hence detox is not needed. But as our lives become more toxin filled, our bodies have a difficult time keeping up and this is why over toxicity leading to disease is become a prevalent issue. Thankfully, there are natural solutions that can help. One of those solutions is a powerful mineral, created through a reaction of volcanic ash and seawater, that can eliminate dangerous toxins from the body, down to the cellular level.

Its negative-charge and honeycomb shape acts as a natural chelator, binding to positively-charged toxins and ushering them out of the body, quickly and effectively.

Zeolite Clinoptilolite: A Mineral for Detox

If you’ve heard of the zeolite Clinoptilolite, it’s because this type of zeolite has been widely studied for its ability to:

  • Flush heavy metals from the body, including toxic lead (5)
  • Provide alkalizing minerals to support a healthy pH
  • Protect kidney function by detoxing heavy metals (6)
  • Strengthen the immune system through removing toxins (7)
  • Protect against leaky gut by strengthening the intestinal wall (8)
  • And much more, as extensive clinical research shows (9)

The detoxification and health benefits of the zeolite Clinoptilolite are astounding. It’s hundreds of times more effective than activated charcoal, a commonly known and used detoxifier that can detox the gut but comes with harsh side effects.

The zeolite Clinoptilolite can bind to toxins throughout the whole body and has an affinity for toxins only, so it never removes beneficial minerals, and there are no negative side effects.

The truth of the matter is though, not all zeolite products work, and all are not created equally. In fact, we stayed away from zeolite here at CE for a while due to the fact we could not find a reliable source.

Most zeolite products are not capable of cleansing at the cellular level. To go beyond the gut and reach into cells for a deep detox, the zeolite must be nanosized. When the zeolite is nanosized and suspended in water molecule clusters, this natural detoxifier can travel throughout the body, even past the blood-brain barrier.

What brings on things like clearer thinking, ease in recalling tasks, improved mood and much more is the fact that your brain is now free of neurotoxic heavy metals.

But to take out heavy metals and other toxins, the zeolite must also be cleansed and pre-filled with alkalizing minerals. Why? The fact is, when mined, zeolite comes filled with environmental pollutants because that’s what zeolites are good at in nature – absorbing toxins.

However, if a zeolite is already filled with toxins, it can’t take any more from your body. That’s why most zeolites sold today don’t work, and why we haven’t recommended one before.

The Most Effective Zeolite on the Market Backed by Science

After doing extensive research, we started taking a zeolite product in December of 2020 from Pure Body Extra by a company called Touchstone Essentials. Their cleansing process and nanosizing technology is hands-down the most advanced we’ve seen, yielding the only zeolite on the market that can effectively detoxify the entire body on a cellular level.

This zeolite uses nanosized Clinoptilolite to access toxins everywhere in the body. These particles are so small they are invisible to the naked eye and need to be magnified thousand-fold. And it’s backed up by the gold standard in instrumentation – Malvern particle size testing.

This nanometer size means they can get to a cellular level, and it also means the collective surface area of the zeolite particles creates a vast filter that mops up toxins within hours.

And because these zeolite particles are encapsulated within water molecule clusters, it is delivered in a liquid spray that is easy to use (just a few sprays, morning, noon, and night) with no odor, no taste, and no hassle.

Pure Body Extra has also been cleansed of existing pollutants so that it more effectively removes heavy metals throughout your body. This is all proven with third-party independent clinical testing. Not only that, the zeolite particles are pre-filled with alkalizing minerals. That way, the zeolite “swaps” a beneficial mineral for a toxin every time.

In all our research, this zeolite product has the most rigorous research and testing.

 

Why We’re Recommending it Today

We take Pure Body Extra every single day and have been blown away by the results. We were so impressed that we reached out to the company about making this zeolite available to our readers.

It turns out, Touchstone is as passionate about prevention and natural treatments as we are, so they agreed to reserve 500 bottles of Pure Body Extra at an incredibly low price, exclusively for our readers. Which is why we’re recommending it to you now. It’s truly a miraculous product.

A Special Offer for Our Readers Only

Normally, this remarkable detoxifier sells on their website for $79.95, which is why we were shocked when Touchstone said they’d offer it to our readers for just $5. They’ll even include free shipping. We asked them how they could possibly offer it at such a low price, and this is what the company said.

“We’re on a mission to touch one million families with goodness. We know if we just get the product in people’s hands, the results are so good, people reorder it again and again. We’re happy to make a difference in people’s lives.”

When you subscribe to a monthly shipment today, not only is your first bottle $5, but you’ll lock in a 20% off member discount and free shipping every month after that. Of course, the 100% Risk-Free Guarantee remains.

There’s zero risk. You can cancel your subscription any time (before the next shipment), or return your shipment within 30 days for a full refund. They’ll even refund your $5 if you’re not happy with the product, less return shipping of course.

Imagine being free of disease-causing heavy metals, nitrosamines, volatile organic compounds, and pesticides in just 30 seconds a day, with no harsh side effects.

It’s only available to the first 500 people as that is what has been reserved for our audience, and at only $5, they’re selling quickly.

In today’s toxin-filled world, our body’s detoxification system simply can’t keep up with the daily onslaught. We all need to reduce our toxin load if we want to live happy, healthy lives.

 

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