fasting for health

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15 Day Juice Fast: Day 15

I’m finished! Boy, it feels good to type that. Yesterday was the last day of my 15 day juice fast detox. I am sipping a smoothie as I write this. It has 1 cup of berries, 1 banana, and 1 cup of coconut milk in it. Delicious! This was a great detox. I experienced a … Continue reading

15 Day Juice Fast: Day 12 & 13

This is my second to last post about this cleanse. Day 12 & 13 were good, but I am ready to be done. One thing I will miss is the deep, uninterrupted sleep that I have when I am doing a detox fast. I will usually feel the effects for a few months after the … Continue reading

15 Day Juice Fast: Day 8 & 9

Man oh man, Day 8 and 9 were hard. I almost quit. Here’s why. It was a combination of several things. First, I went cold turkey on coffee. It made my head hurt, my muscles ache, my brain fog. It put me in a bad mood and made me feel like I was getting the … Continue reading

15 Day Juice Fast: Day 6 & 7

Day 6 and 7 were pretty uneventful. I’m still experiencing a loose cough, and I get cold easily, but that’s pretty much it. My skin is clear, my clothes are looser, the whites of my eyes are brighter, I feel peaceful and purposeful, and my body is slowly releasing junk that has built up over … Continue reading

15 Day Juice Fast: Day 4 & 5

Day 4 and 5 were great and peaceful and relatively stress free except for one thing: caffeine withdrawals. They kicked in full force on the morning of Day 4. Headache, foggy thinking, lethargy, metallic taste in my mouth. You will remember that I cut my caffeine by half on Day 3. For some reason, Day … Continue reading

15 Day Juice Fast: Day 3

Day 3 went pretty good. I woke up with more sneezing and achy legs. I went ahead and took the plunge and lessened my caffeine intake by half. I didn’t really notice any caffeine withdrawals during the day, so maybe the fasting withdrawals are overshadowing anything to do with caffeine. If that’s the case, fine … Continue reading