Juicing and Weaning

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As you are trying to wean yourself off sugars, carbs and toxins, its okay to juice before you're completely off of them. It will introduce healthy vitamins and minerals into your body. Weaning of sugar and carbs should be a slow process. It should take about three months to wean. Once you have completely done the six to eight month carb and sugar fast, slowly reintroduce fresh fruits first, then later on carbs.  For those sick with auto immune issues, use this prior to your toxic detox and after. I call it weaning. Should take about three months to get to full detox of sugar. Never use any food with sugar during full on detox. 

         Vital vitamins and nutrients we might not be able to absorb can be lost when we eat normal foods sick with this and even healthy. Juicing is a wonderful way to reintroduce nutrients from Beets, Apples, Celery, Carrots and other great tasting vegetables back into the body quickly.  Some aren't too expensive, but make sure to get one that can juice beets.  The research I have done shows that the single juicers might be better for our situation. It leaves in vital nutrients that high powered juicers might bruise, damage, or completely leave out in the pulp. 

      It's also wonderful to make hot apple cider from this which can be a replacement for coffee. I have now a ritual where I make it in the morning half awake like I used to with coffee. We're humans; we learn quick when we need to. 

     Once you juice your apples, just pour it into a small pot on the stove. mix in some cinnamon, clove to taste. Cinnamon and clove are natural anti-fungals so its a nice way to get your body going through detox for the next day. Serve in a minute and enjoy your hot morning "Coffee". It has the same effect as caffeine yet so much more healthy for you.


Here's a list of the vegetables that provide great vitamins the natural way. Weaning doesn't have to be a boring negative act. It can become very entertaining. 

Get creative and start to mix in herbs like oregano, basil, dill, rosemary, chive or healthy options like slices of turmeric, cinnamon,  clove, and even ginger.


Quickly absorbed and tastes great:

Tomatoes                Rich in calcium, Vitamin C, Folates
Fennel                   Rich in Calcium, Vitamin C, Folates
Celery                   Rich in Calcium, Folates, Careotene
Carrots                  Rich in Fibers, Calcium, Vitamin A
Cucumbers             Rich in Carotene, Vitamin A, Lutein
Broccoli                 Rich in Calcium, Vitamin A, Sulfer, 
                               Vitamin B1, Potassium


Protein Balance: 
Potential Side Effects of Too Much Protein in the Diet
     The Nurses Healthy Study even showed that women who ate more than 95 grams of protein were more likely to have broken their wrist than were women who ate less protein.  There is also some evidence that eating a lot of protein can induce or aggravate allergies.  While it's a popular belief that eating too much protein causes cardiovascular disease, new research shows that a high protein diet that emphasizes vegetable sources of protein is protective to the heart. It is, though, important that you watch fat intake, because many cuts of meat are very fatty.  Research has also shown the side effects of too much protein in the diet do not include an increased risk of diabetes or cancer.

   So what happens when your diet goes far beyond the recommended level of protein? One of the main concerns has to do with the stress put on the kidneys. It is important for people on this type of diet to exercise because it can help the kidneys do their job of flushing wastes out of your system more effectively. Physical therapy and walking is a great way to keep everything in check. Make sure you talk to your doctor before beginning any diet if you have ever experienced kidney problems. Another issue regarding getting too much protein is leeching of calcium from the bones. The acids released by the body as it digests protein are absorbed with the help of calcium. So if you aren't getting enough calcium, your body will take calcium from your bones. Make sure to eat more vegetables, in aspect to your meats and eggs, and you should be in the clear for detoxing. Some choose to even not consume any meat at all, but I would recommend up to at least 20 grams a day. Nice lean, free range cuts will also be much healthier since they weren't fed terribly and low grade feed that can include mycotoxins, I.E. moldy corn feed, etc. Apples are a great way to replace meat, since they are high in protein, if you wanted to leave out meat, milk products, and eggs.

         Remember to get creative when you're in complete 100% detox since you cannot have any carbs and any sugars of any kind. Drinking juiced veggies in the morning can become a great replacement for coffee or the apple cider. Unsweetened chocolate is acceptable, so also don't forget things like that to add to your drinks and meals to spruce them up.


Spinach:     Should be avoided because of the high amounts of oxalic acid and therefore those who suffer from or are at risk for kidney stones, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and those whose stomach is easily irritated.  It is okay once a week if you have digestive back up, but only juiced or raw.  Overall just avoid it really during detoxing.

      For more information on veggies and fruits healthy for you in this state, please visit a wonderful website where I found most of this information.The Worlds Healthiest Foods - Click on the strip below for their website. The George Mateljan Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests, is a new force for change to help make a healthier you and a healthier world.

The World's Healthiest Foods


Here are a couple of great recipes that you'll love and so will your body:

Even the biggest health fanatics are familiar with instances when they become acutely aware that they have strayed away from their healthy living habits more often than they have stuck to them. During the weaning process it's important to slowly in three months completely stop eating any forms of sugar, and carbs for at least six months. Then wean yourself back onto what you would like. Going into the Weaning Stage in and on the way out of detox, juicing is a real great way to bring up your immune system's strength. It's easily digested and rather quickly to boot.

Holidays and vacations are a good example of when we loose control. Cheating with carbs and processed foods will only end in havoc. It might be in the form of headaches, a skin blemish or two, moodiness, atrophy, boils, loosing hair or feelings of general fatigue. Whatever your main symptom of feeling generally malaise, your body is trying to tell you it doesn't approve of your recent diet change.

Exercise is equally important to sweating out toxins and feeling your best. Even if you just do basic stretching and walking, this can aid in so many helpful ways.

A fresh fruit and veggie detox can be a great way to give an immune system a nutritional boost, as well as give the digestive system a likely much needed break. Juicing allows you to take in an amount of fresh foods that you would be hard pressed to consume if not in liquid form. If you are looking to rid the body of built up toxins and likely lose a few pounds while you’re at it, a juice detox is a great option to use during your weaning process.

Detox Juice Recipes

The Go-To Recipe: Carrots & Apples, with a bit of Celery
3 Apples
2 Carrots
2 Celery Stalks

Celery is a diuretic that can help the body shed water retention. It is also a great source of naturally occurring sodium, which can help the body maintain its careful balance while you are fasting. Carrots are high in Vitamin A and make the juice taste sweet. Apple juices aid in digestion, the eradication of bodily toxins, and regulation of blood sugar and even blood pressure.

Blue Grapefruity Tootie 

1/2 Grapefruit
15 Grapes
1 1/2 Cup Blueberries

After many years of research on blueberry antioxidants and their potential benefits for the nervous system and for brain health, there is exciting new evidence that blueberries can improve memory. In a study involving older adults (with an average age of 76 years), 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption was enough to improve scores on two different tests of cognitive function including memory. While participants in the study consumed blueberries in the form of juice, three-quarters of a pound of blueberries were used to make each cup of juice. As participants consumed between 2 to 2-1/2 cups each day, the participants actually received a very plentiful amount of berries. The authors of this study were encouraged by the results and suggested that blueberries might turn out to be beneficial not only for improvement of memory, but for slowing down or postponing the onset of other cognitive problems frequently associated with aging.

Pure Melon Boost
½ Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe is the most nutritious of all fruits and does well when juiced alone. Blend the rind in with the flesh of the fruit and enjoy this cancer fighting drink as an occasional simple but tasty treat.

The Belly Settler: Juice Recipe for Digestion

5 Carrots
2 Apples
12 Spinach leaves 
(Only use spinach when you have a bad stomach)
1/4 Inch of ginger root

We are fortunate to have the results of a new 10-year study from the Netherlands about carrot intake and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)—and those results are fascinating. Intake of fruits and vegetables in the study was categorized by color and focused on four color categories: green, orange/yellow, red/purple, and white. Out of these four categories, orange/yellow (and in particular, foods with deeper shades of orange and yellow) emerged as most protective against CVD. And even more striking, carrots were determined to be the most prominent member of this dark orange/yellow food category. Participants who had the least carrot intake had the least amount of CVD risk reduction, even though they still received risk-reducing benefits from their carrot intake. However, participants who ate at least 25 more grams of carrots (with 25 grams being less than one-quarter of a cup) had a significantly lower risk of CVD. And the groups of participants who ate 50- or 75-grams more had an even more greatly reduced risk of CVD. We're not sure how any study could better demonstrate how easy it can be to lower disease risk by making a food like carrot part of the everyday diet in such achievable amounts.

Beet Cool, Dude: Body Detox Juice
½ Beet
½ Cucumber
5 Carrots

Beets regenerate red blood cells and are fantastic for flushing toxins, but should be used sparingly and always in the company of other fruit or vegetables that make up the majority of the drink. Cucumber juice has a very light and refreshing taste. One of it’s more superficial benefits is that it has been suggested it’s inclusion may make for a juicing recipe for hair growth.

Green Garlic Monster
½ Cucumber
2 Large Handfuls of Spinach
½ Cup Cabbage 
3 Carrots
1 Garlic Clove

Garlic has long been prized by herbalists and other natural healers around the world because of the many health benefits it offers. Healers in traditions as diverse as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Ayruveda (the traditional system of medicine used in India and other countries in southeastern Asia), and European and Amerindian herbology all include garlic in their lists of most useful herbs, and have done so for many centuries. In fact, garlic has been extolled as health food for at least 4,000 years.

Composed of more than 200 different compounds, garlic, or the "stinking rose," as it is known to herbalists, provides a variety of scientifically-validated health benefits. These include:

Reduction of cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Reduction of mildly elevated blood pressure
Improved circulation
Protection against certain types of cancer (especially cancer of the colon and stomach)
Improved immune function
Improved healthy blood clot function.
In addition, garlic has been shown in scientific studies to act as a "natural antibiotic." Research has proven that garlic acts as powerful antibacterial agent in the body, and also is effective for protecting against fungal infections, parasites, viruses, and chronic yeast infections. It's little wonder then that garlic has been a dietary mainstay in many cultures around the world.

*These are all general suggestions for recipes for fasting and do not necessarily reflect a complete diet or the juices that one might need to include in a detox in order to meet all of their dietary needs.

You don’t have to go extreme in order to benefit from juicing fasts. In fact, a fasting plan that is less extreme is more realistic and easier to stick to. For example, why not replace one meal a day with fresh fruit and vegetable drinks? Or do a 24 juicing fast every 5 days? Fasting is a topic that general medicine and health professionals are largely undecided about. Short juice fasts are a way to give the body a boost and a break without embarking on a fasting diet that may be too harsh or restrictive for your body and/or nutritional needs. For example, a 24 hour juice detox can be a great way to jump start a diet, but it’s important to have a healthy eating plan in place that you can naturally fall into step with once that day is over.

Tips for detox and juicing:

• You shouldn't feel like you’re starving while on a juice fast; drink it as often as you need to in order to keep your appetite at bay and your body nourished (aim for roughly 5-6 times a day).

• Drink lots of water; carry a water bottle with you everywhere and don’t let your body get dehydrated. Water is very important; it flushes out toxins, and getting yourself into the habit would make your detox that much easier.