Thursday, August 27, 2009

Popular women's website denounces juicing for detox! What?!!

A popular women's website sent out an email this morning with the title: Feeling sluggish? Time to Detox. This site is run by an OB/GYN NP woman. Sounds good, right?

I clicked the link to see what they had to say, some of it basic and good general detox info. So I scrolled down, and there is a box on the right that says:

We recommend avoiding extreme detox regimens such as:
  • Juice fasts
  • Colon cleanses
  • Colonics
  • Coffee enemas
  • Hours-long saunas
  • Excessive doses of antioxidants or minerals
  • Foot detox pads (Kinoki)
  • "Mucoid plaque" removal
  • Extreme or "amateur" chelation

What? Does this make sense to you? It sure is intimidating when a 'doctor' says stuff like this... so what do they recommend?

Their expensive 'program' and amazing tips include advice such as:

  • Eat right and reduce red meat consumption (reduce?)
  • Get enought rest
  • Keep your skin clean
  • Exercise to the point of sweating...etc.

The fact that they recommend ANY red meat is disturbing, and while the other points are good info, they miss the point completely regarding truly healthy eating of a mostly plant based diet, without any animal flesh, and none or very limited dairy and eggs, depending on if you're veggie or vegan.

And they also state that 'your body isn't "dirty" - avoid aggressive colon cleanses, prolonged fasting and other extreme detox activities. Really?

Look around at all the overweight and sick people in this country and tell me their bodies 'aren't dirty', full of toxins, poisonous foods, chemicals, etc.

The juicing we are talking about on this site is a raw, organic juice FEAST, not a fast. We are taking in plenty of calories to keep our bodies functioning properly, and allowing it to clean out the gunk. People on the juice feast are not only losing weight, they are ridding their bodies of symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, etc., and are not needing pain pills and other medications that they previously had to take just to function throughout the day.

Please do your own research... there's plenty of info about the fabulous benefits of live, green juices and smoothies, and healthy plant-based foods, whether they are cooked or raw.

There are a lot of educated idiots out there that just don't get it. Yes, I'm referring to doctors and other 'health' care professionals that would rather get you on a 'program' they endorse, and write you a 'prescription' to alleviate 'discomfort' from your 'symptoms' rather than helping you eliminate the symptoms by telling you to stop eating animal products and processed foods, and to just eat plants.

Now I feel like Kendra! :) I just couldn't let this one go...

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