Sat, October 8th, 2005, 05:40 AM
I was reading an article a few days ago about a three-to-seven day detox that involved drinking only vegetable juices, fresh fruit juices and water and having little or no food. While it wont be easy, the article claimed doing this will cleanse the body and provide an effective detox, but should not be done during active periods as itíll obviously affect energy levels. Its claimed, however, that youíll get all the vitamins & minerals you need while giving yourself a thorough cleanse in the process
Iíve searched but canít find the article now, but it sounds a bit extreme. No solid foods for a week!?! Is this feasible or just a hideously stupid idea?
Considering giving a go (or something similar) to see if there are any noticeable benefits? What do you guys think of the idea?
Sat, October 8th, 2005, 10:25 AM
What do you guys think of the idea?
If you have to ask total strangers over an Internet message board to validate something that you have an inkling of a lucid thought that this might be "a hideously stupid idea", then I think you've answered the question for yourself.
A good deep tissue massage followed by drinking lots of water that day will release more toxins trapped in the body than a week of drinking some concoction. What toxins do you believe you have trapped in you that need releasing? Has anyone EVER defined these "toxins"? Probably not - or perhaps only the companies selling the juice-fast products attempting to scare you into wasting your hard earned dollars on their bogus product.
Wake up, people. Really.
Sat, October 8th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Wake up, people. Really.There is no call for comments like that. It was just a question, and appropriately asked in the beginner's forum.
Sat, October 8th, 2005, 11:17 AM
There are several threads in the JSF about Juice Fasting. Use the search button and you'll find lots of useful information.
One of this site's sponsors, Jeremy Likness, thinks very highly of occassional fasting, both for physical and psychological reasons. And I respect Jeremy's opinions on many other topics, so I'm inclined to believe that there are valid points to the theory.
I downloaded a book yesterday called The Master Cleanse which was an illuminating read. The author advocates a vegetarian diet (mostly raw foods), but the concepts relating to the cleanse itself were interesting. I think it's important to note that there is a difference between "fasting" (which is consuming a limited number of calories in an effort to "lose weight") and "cleansing" (which is consuming particular combinations of nutrients to "remove toxins").
I'm thinking I might try this for a week or so after I finish the marathon (and after giving myself several days to "refuel" my body from such an effort) and before I start a bulking diet. But I'm still doing my research.
Sat, October 8th, 2005, 12:01 PM
There is no call for comments like that. It was just a question, and appropriately asked in the beginner's forum.
Didn't notice where I was, who was asking, nor did I mean it to sound so harsh - my apologies. I'm really just wondering why the recent interest in fasting with liquids... it's completely foreign to me - and I'm never seeing anyone say anything other than it "purges toxins". Toxins? What toxins? I didn't know I was filled with toxins... this subject doesn't really interest me beyond understanding the vague interpretation of the word "toxin" and its recent use as a scare-tactic type of word. Before this was the whole "free radical" and "antioxidant" movement... which sold a lot of special vitamins... I guess this latest buzz word is sellin' a lotta juice. :confused:
Sat, October 8th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Here we go again...
Check out this thread.