Monday, November 30, 2009

Juice Detox???

I need some advise, especially from you seasoned juicers/foodies!

While in many areas of my face I have found a glow, and healthy skin, my forehead STILL does not look as clear as it did when I was doing a high raw diet, with lots of juicing going on.

I'm considering doing a juice detox solely for the purpose of clearing my skin up, definitely NOT for weightloss. I'm enjoying my eats way too much (with the added benefit of losing weight along the way too), but really want to see my youthful complexion come back.

So my questions are these:

1. Have any of you had any success on a juice detox?
2. How long should I expect to be on it?
3. What juices do you recommend?
4. Can I do smoothies too or must stick strickly with juicing?
5. When I return to solid food eating will my skin issues re-appear and all will be for not?

I'd really love to hear from you all on these questions!!!



  1. I've done a raw foods/juice detox. I did for a couple of months. Green juice + fruit in the mornings and then raw the rest of the day. It was not a good experience for me.

    I've also done a 7 day rice protein smoothie detox under the care of an alternative MD, and unlike my juice/raw foods fast, it was an amazing experience. Felt kind of crappy the first 2 days, but by day 3, I felt great, and I was sad when it ended. I used a rice protein powder mix called Mediclear and mixed with a greens powder called Nanogreens. If you do something like this, I would seek the advice of a good naturopath first for some guidance. Your skin may get worse before it gets better, but something like this could really help.

    Also, is there a possibility you have some yeast/candida issues going on? If so, all the sugar from juicing may only exacerbate it.

  2. Heather! Thanks so much for coming over here to reply so in depth for me! That means a lot to me! :)

    I'm not crazy about going raw for any extended period of time, definitely. I like my cooked food way too much. I was just hoping to zap my skin back to brilliance! :) How would I know if I had a candida issue? Is there anything I can test over the counter for this or would I need to see a MD for this?? Hmmmm....

    perhaps I should go ahead and see a holistic doctor anyways. I've been wanting to get some bloodwork taken as a baseline.

    Thanks again for popping over here!