Have you ever ordered juice from a juice bar, and let it sit on the counter too long before drinking and you come back to this striated mix of near-translucent liquids and colors partitioned through the length of your cup? What you have just witnessed is the separation of living waters from the juicing extraction process. By removing the pulp from your fruits and vegetables, you are getting access to a rich suspension of submicroscopic particles often described as colloidal minerals.Have you ever ordered juice from a juice bar, and let it sit on the counter too long before drinking and you come back to this striated mix of near-translucent liquids and colors partitioned through the length of your cup? What you have just witnessed is the separation of living waters from the juicing extraction process. By removing the pulp from your fruits and vegetables, you are getting access to a rich suspension of submicroscopic particles often described as colloidal minerals.
“Colloids of life are found in the [life] water of all living things” and these living waters, such as found in plants and fruits, catalyzes the molecules of anything that comes into contact with it. When you go about juicing raw, organic fruits and vegetables, not only are you getting this vital colloidal liquid biology to feed your cellular structure, you’re also getting upwards of 90% of all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function at its best.
While fiber is very important for its prebiotic benefits, juicing is a great way to restore, renew and reenergize the body.
Start Your Morning with Juice For a Better, Brighter Energy Than Coffee
Here’s the thing about cleansing, any kind of cleansing, but particularly more harsh or restricted forms of fasting, even juice feasting: You never want to push your body into depletion if it can’t handle it. Any kind of cleansing is going to encourage the natural detox patterns in your body to push the “go” button, and this can sometimes be uncomfortable. If you are very unbalanced, it may be beneficial to focus on nourishing your body in a wholesome way as a precursor to doing any long cleanse. In Ayurveda, they would tell you to never to put one system out of balance when trying to heal another.
That said, the biggest benefit of juicing is the rest it offers to our often overworked digestive organs; as liquids are readily absorbed through the stomach lining and - due to their simplicity -do not require being broken down in the small and large intestines or colon. Your body receives a baseline of pure, clean, liquid nutrition, which help to wash through the cellular structure of the blood. When you juice, you are capable of flooding your body with micronutrients and minerals while avoiding the prospect of eating kilos and kilos of raw plant matter and fiber to get the same effect. It’s the separation from fiber that allows for that clean, quick absorption of cellular nutrients.
In the morning, it gives a great rush of sustenance and sugars to fuel the brain. And it’s much gentler on our body than your usual cappuccino.
Especially for those who have difficulty eating a lot of plant foods: it’s a great way to add extra nourishment and helps to remove inflammation from the body. Inflammation really is the beginning of nearly all disease, so the quicker we can work to really look after ourselves and nip it in the bud, the better.
Did you know that in tropical war zones medics have used coconut water during blood transfusions when they ran out of plasma? It’s so similar to our blood make up that it made for a clean swap. So, if you were to add chlorophyll rich plant juices into coconut water, you’re providing a nutritional version of a blood transfusion, as chlorophyll and our blood cells share a near identical construction, with the exception that we carry iron in the center and chlorophyll has magnesium.
The process of juicing increases our understanding of the complex communication system between our mouth and the rest of our digestive tract, and this is because anytime you eat raw foods, you are receiving the interactive benefit of in-tact enzymes. While cooking usually destroys enzymes, they are the encoded chain of information telling your pancreas what to do with the foods you’re masticating every time you eat, and we become deficient in them as we age. But they remain vital for proper digestion.
Along with the fact that it’s been shown to help with weight loss and even reverses certain chronic conditions, juicing is an enzymatic boost, and a great tool to reboot the body and multiple organ systems.
When To Nourish, When to Cleanse
Sometimes the body needs nourishment before it can safely cleanse. Most people don’t think about how cleansing can be taxing on a body that is not in stable health. In certain instances, it can be life saving, and sometimes juicing is not appropriate for particular conditions. Everyone is different, and the needs of your body at this time may be asking something different of you, and therefore it’s so important to cultivate good habits when it comes to body-listening.
The best time to cleanse is in the spring and fall seasons, between the most inclement changes in weather patterns. These are gates in the year to help flush the body of its stagnancy (after winter) or its excessive heat (after the summer).
If this is your first time embarking on a juice cleanse for anything longer that 3-5 days, it’s good to work with reputable cleanse provider or your natural health care team. Most any body can do 3 days. 5-7 days are also great for working on deeper emotional attachments as well.
Juicing also provides an opportunity for us to consider our relationship with food and thus it’s a way for us to directly confront how we use food to distract or spiritually bypass the mind-body complex, which would benefit from some inner work.
If you’ve never tried one before, this is a great start:
Morning Electrolyte Tonic:
5 ribs of celery
1 medium apple; fuji, granny smith, pacific rose (your favorite)
1 large handful coriander
1 large handful of flat leaf parsley
3 leaves of kale
½ lemon, with peel and pith
water of one young coconut