Q&A Wednesday

Are juice cleanses safe? (Q&A)

Have you seen juice cleanses in your city?

I mean, the juice cleanses that advertise weight loss or some other promise of vastly improved health are everywhere and pretty popular right now. They’ve been on the rise over the past few years, and no doubt, some people have sworn by them.

Are they safe though? I’m not talking about a 24-48 hour juice cleanse, but these others that run for 7-10 days. I got a great question from Vanessa that I thought you’d all be curious to hear about, too. We’re tackling this topic in our Q&A today, so be sure to tune in and sound off in the comments.

Over to you! Have you ever tried one? What did you think? If not, would you ever try one? 

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  1. Isobel


    April 20, 2016 at 6:21 am

    OMG thought it was just me doing the spoonful of nutella!

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    Mary Jane Jakubowski

    April 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

    regarding Nutella. I regularly get the two pack from the big box warehouse…I have one for family (me and my son as dh doesn’t particularly like it) and I have one hidden..for me.. Me! ME!!! LOL I know it is bad when the jar is next to my chair and the spoon stays on top (hey it’s just me eating it, so my own germs/cooties) and yes, that is one of the first things to “go” as long as the jar is empty…

    re juice cleanses, I prefer whole food smoothies. there are calories in there and good for you stuff. Dr. Ian Smith has several books out on healthy cleansing. the book I own is The Shred Power Cleanse. It is filled with delicious smoothies with whole foods and how to snacks. I did it while my dh was away and while my scale didn’t move much, my body moved much better and I felt really good, that was in February, now during the week I have a smoothie every day and eat regular meals, and I still feel really good, and the scale is moving down. my favorite smoothie. 1 cup of almond milk (substitute your favorite liquid, incl, apple juice or coconut water) BIG handful of spinach, 1/4 cup of blueberries, 1/4 cup of strawberries 1 small banana (if these are frozen, even better thicker smoothie. 2 Tbs of oatmeal (optional)(I grind mine into flour) 1 tsp of peanut butter (optional), 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil (no flavor or texture in the drink but lots of benefits) and protein powder of your choice (best with low sugar and higher protein but whatever you like) put it all in a blender or food processor whiz it up and drink it down. so delicious. double the recipe and store one in a glass container (plastic works too) covered up in the fridge for an afternoon pick me up or for the next morning. (there are some good recipes in the book noted above, pick it up at your library to check out. I didn’t know avacodo and cucumber and frozen grapes made such a delicious drink… )

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    Mary Jane Jakubowski

    April 20, 2016 at 7:55 am

    and I regularly consume meat, sugar, fat, wine (red) all those things make me a Bad Yogi.

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    April 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Erin, what is your go to green juice?

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    April 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    sound advice 🙂

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