Day One juiced all that goodness there
Yesterday as I was planning my next juice fast for the Spring I felt the urge to start it now. Typically I am cleansing quarterly. In the past I have cleansed a min of 2x a year using botanicals and juice fasting. My longest vegetable juice fast was in 2010 of 40 days.
This time I am doing things a little different and initially was going to fast for 21 days. Serendipidously, as is always the case in my life, I came across Dr Robert Morse, ND on youtube while researching grapeseed extract (which btw is a powerful anti oxidant) I came accross another youtuber who had a video on her grapeseed juice fast and she got me onto Dr Morse. He has the same philosophy as myself in many ways, he’s a raw foodie who advocates the fruitarian diet, something that I was never sold on because of the sugars. Well, as it turns out what this man has to say is very wise and makes alot of sense. I will leave links at the end of the article if you are interested in his teachings as I am not going to get into that in this article. Let the master speak on this one.
Inspired, I got myself some blueberries, apples, mango and concord seeded grapes (the seeds and skins are what contain the magic) and began experiementing with combinations of fresh beet, carrot and ginger juiced and then blended with blueberries and apples, Beet carrot and ginger blended with blueberries and mango etc. The combinations are endless and you can get creative. I love the cleansing and blood building properties of beets combined with the powerfull anti oxidents in blueberries so these two are a staple in my juicing/ smoothy cleansing/fast. Seeing as I am in Canada we are not in the berry season so I am limited to frozen local berries which thankfully I have access to. At this point I am going day by day but am feeling like I may adopt this diet for the next while, who knows how long it will last..as long as I feel amazing. Today I had so much energy! Trained 2 hours at the gym..no problem business as usual. This winter I was eating very clean as always but had incorprated more cooked foods, squashes, roots, black rice, and amaranth bread on occasion, raw fermented butter and yogurt because, well it’s winter, and it’s been colder than normal this year in the north west- we had snow for over a month! As a result of these heavy foods I was feeling kinda heavy and lower energy which is a red flag! Alert! Toxic build up the system.
Day Two-In these photos you see beet, carrot and ginger juice (mason Jar) which I used as a base with blueberries and an apple in the smoothie below. Yummy and vitalizing! Last photo is a combinaiton of mango blueberries with same juice base.
Right now I am supplementing with Grapeseed extract, Iodine, Schisandra berries, Organic Sulfur, Liquid minerals. To assist in cleansing I am taking Red Clover, Dandelion, Cleavers Milk thislte, Zeolites, Fulvic Acid, to clean the lymphatic and blood, heavy metals and radiation (which is all around us- that’s another article unto itself).
Can’t stress enough how essential it is to keep the biology squeaky clean. The world is getting more and more toxic and although we cannot avoid much of these toxins we can give our bodies the best nutrition available, eat less, higher quality foods; taking control of what we put into our Godly temples.
Sickness and disease are not normal and do not have to be our choice. If we wish to avoid illnesses and degeneration, we have to become more aware and understand the bodies innate ability to heal itself if and when supported and take the steps towards healing and health. We are miracles.
Just a wee side note…I want to share that I have only taken pharmaceuticals a few times in my life..as a kid. Since the time I had a choice, I stayed away from pharma completely and don’t go to allopathic doctors. The last visit, was the first in 10 years due to a torn ligament that needed documentation for legal purposes…I did not accept painkillers or X-rays that were recommended. My philosophy is this:
- I AM my own doctor
- I know whats best for my body
- My Body will communicate when it is out of balance so that I can take measures to assist in homeostasis and when necessary I see my Chinese (TMC) doctor and consult a naturopath and herbalist.
When you keep your system optimal and have body awareness you don’t get sick…when the red flags show up you do something about it so as to prevent illness. Mother Nature provides us wtih everything we need to sustain life and to heal. Its that simple.
My focus for over 20 years now has been prevention. I am living proof it works. The Keys? Get to know you’re body, listen to what it’s telling you- symptoms as simple as a headache are signs of toxicity. Keep your body clean by regular fasting, juicing, cleansing and adopting at least a moderately raw food diet. With this approach you can radically slow down the aging process and avoid atrophy/disease.
What to do with all that juice pulp? I make a warming detoxing broth out of it.
Put the pulp (here it is carrot, beet, ginger) in a large pot, enough to fit 2 litres of water, bring to a boil and then simmer. I have added red clover, dandelion root, fenugreek, corriander. Let simmer for two hours. Strain and compost the dead pulp. Makes a good warm drink to sip on all night and helps to keep my body warm and satisfy my savory taste buds.
Cheers to Health and Vitality!
Anicca Brandt Copyright 2017