Did you know around 70% of your energy every day is spent on digestion alone? So when you are eating three meals a day plus snacks, you are hardly giving your body a chance to use energy for all its other activities. It takes 6-8 hours for the body to digest ONE meal. And since most of us eat three meals a day (plus snacks), the body is in digestion mode constantly. Therefore, the other systems in the body get neglected. All energy is needed in the gut trying to digest all that food we continue to ingest. Have you ever struggled to pronounce some of the ingredients on the food label? Well, that’s how your tummy feels with those fourteen syllable words, too. In our daily living we are bombarded with pollutants, chemicals and other toxic substances from the air, water and much of the processed and packaged food that is consumed. These toxic substances can build up inside of you leading to symptoms such as headaches, constipation, diarrhea, skin issues, fatigue, irritability, excess weight, bloating and mental fogginess. Cleansing allows your body to rest from the large energy consumption of digestion. Cleansing is a natural and healthy way to free up energy, give your body the rest it so desperately needs and allow detoxification to happen. All the while, pumping up your body with pure nourishment directly from “real food” sources. The body’s detox organs include the skin, liver, kidneys, intestines and lungs. By Day 2 of your cleanse, you may have signs of your organs working to cleanse the body. Detoxification symptoms may include headache, mucus output, sneezing, bad breath or body odor. THIS IS GOOD! So often we try to stop these natural outputs from happening. However, your body needs to rid itself of these toxins and excess waste. Juice fasting is a natural way for our bodies to expedite this process. Take this opportunity to turn inward and heal yourself from the inside out. This is a great opportunity for self exploration of the mind, body and spirit. Feel free to journal and record your daily experience and share with friends, family and on our Facebook page! The work you’re doing on yourself might inspire another! Let us help you along on your journey to a better you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.