Time to Detox: A three day juice fast to jump start your health

Time to Detox

A Three Day Juice Fast to Jump Start Your Health

By Catherine Wilbert, ND, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Mardi Gras is over and the lure of parties and King Cakes are but fond memories with only the lingering inches around our waists to remind us of the weeks of festivities in which we partook. For many, this is a time to finally get back to those New Year’s resolutions. This a good time to get your body off to a fresh start.

A good way to do this is with a purification or detoxification fast. Over time, toxins build up in the body as a result of the pollutants in the air we breathe, the chemicals in the food and water we consume, or even the medications we take. Fasting is a safe and effective method of helping the body detoxify itself with greater speed and few symptoms. In fact, fasting is recommended for many illnesses, such as colon disorders, allergies and respiratory diseases. By relieving the body of the work of digesting foods, fasting permits the system to rid itself of toxins while facilitating healing.

Fasts can be performed for varying lengths of time, depending on a person’s particular health requirements. The most popular fasting program for prevention and general health is a three-day juice fast. The advantages of a juice fast are that they are less intensive than water fasts, and fruit and vegetable drinks can supply beneficial nutrients and energy.

At The Nutrition Company, we offer custom juicing combinations to help you jump start your juice fast. Also, come check us out for delicious healthy lunches, great smoothies, and all your supplement needs.

Catherine Wilbert is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, nutrition consultant, culinary nutritionist & nationally recognized wellness expert headquartered in Mandeville, LA. She is available for private or group consultations. Come visit her store, The Nutrition Company, located at 4350 Highway 22, Suite H in the Rouses Shopping Center, for all of your nutrition needs. She may be reached at 985-727-3482 or e-mail her at cwilbert@thenutritioncompany.com.