For a juice fast, this plan can be your guideline. It tells you how much juice to consume and when. You can use the charts on the Juice Fasting page to help you choose which fruits and/or vegetables to use.
This plan utilizes Epsom or Glauber salts for intestinal cleansing. You could substitute these salts with other fasting colon cleanse methods, or with this colon cleanse recipe which can be used before and after your juice fast.
Both fruit and vegetable juices are called for in this plan for those who have that much flexibility. If one type of juice is not available, just use the kind you have.
Using distilled water for your drinking water is ok, even preferred by some during a fast, for its ability to bind to toxins. It should only be used for short durations, such as fasting, because it can also bind to the good minerals in the body. If you use distilled water, you should be extra careful with your diet choices in the days and weeks following a fast, to be sure you are replenishing any lost minerals.
Throughout the day drink an additional 2 quarts of purified water. A squeeze of lemon may be added to this drinking water, both for cleansing effect (lemon breaks up mucus), and for additional flavor.
Use your time wisely during your juice fast. Slow down the usual pace of your life to make time and energy for healing, and know that any detox symptoms are a sign that your body is cleansing out impurities. See the Water Fasting Tips page for more information on what to do with your time and how to deal with common stumbling blocks.
Practicing methods of enhancing detox, such as dry skin brushing and breathing exercises, during a juice fast, are highly encouraged. As is time for self-reflection, so you don't miss the sometimes subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, insights to your emotional patterns. You may find yourself feeling more emotional than usual, don't be hard on yourself about this, but see it as a perfect time to heal these issues as well. There's nothing complicated to do. Just let them express. And you'll be rewarded with much greater understanding.
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