I'm a huge fan of juicing because after three 30 day fasts and many 2 weekers, I have yet to find anything else that gives me a high like a juice fast high. I do mean high literally. I feel so vital, so strong emotionally and physically, that there's nothing life throws my way that I cannnot handle. And no self-respecting germ will come near me when I am juicing.
Physically: My skin glows and has no wrinkles, no acne. My eyes are much bluer; my hair shines all the way down to the ends which are at my waist and being that I am in my 40s, I have almost no grey hair and yes, I attribute all that to juicing.
Mentally: I'm a writer, and so it's so important to keep the brain fog at bay, so I juice fast when I have big writing projects... Brain fog has no chance to gain ground when juicing. Decision making is sharper, solutions to problems clearer. The creative spark flares brightly.
Emotionally: No rollercoaster moods which I am known for when not juicing, or fasting... I am usually a very moody person. My husband teases me sometimes as he'll look outside to check the weather to see what mood I will be in... but not when I am juicing. My moods are clean, balanced, tranquil. My husband has never said it, sweet man that he is, but I am sure he wishes I would stay on a juice fast forever.
And I haven't even touched up on the incredible vital energy that comes from a juice fast. When I was in my 20s I tried those Dexatrim pills, not so much to lose weight as I wasn't overweight, but for the energy Dexatrim boasted. Yep, they gave me energy alright, shaky, nervous, nauseous energy. It wasn't until my first 30 day juice fast more than five years ago that I learned what real vital energy was. And it didn't come from a pill. It came from within myself. After cleaning out all the toxic gunk, my body was free, free of the heavy toxic bounds that sucked all my energy away. Once the toxins were flushed out, my energy was freed up to soar and that's exactly what it did. Went right through the roof. Not a nervous, shaky energy, but a strong, clean, vital energy. An energy I never feel unless I am juicing.
When I did my first juice fast, I was ill (explanation in my 30 day juice fast blog) and the juice fast cleaned it up <snap> that fast. After that, I was convinced. Since then, I've done two more 30 day fasts and several 2 week fasts for maintenance purposes, each one with the same fantastic results. I honestly believe that juicing and juice fasting can heal just about anything and with regular practice, juice fasting is the key to beauty, great health and longevity.