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04 Nov 2007 17:09 #220 by LionChaser
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I’m trying to prepare for a 30 day juice/water fast and I couldn't be more excited! I need some help so my fiance and I prepare as well as we can. Is it ok if I don’t change my eating habits 100% before starting? What is the most important part of pre-fast preparation? I’m under the impression that it’s to cleanse/empty the colon, bowels, and liver. Would taking a liver supplement and natural laxative have the same end result? What would be the differences between the two? I’d like to start my fast ASAP but the best choice seems to be to do five days of preparation but I’m impatient and I see that other people have fasted for the first time with no preparation and with good results.

This is the liver supplement I’d take; it’s to restore liver cells and is made up of Milk Thistle and Dandelion

Each tablet provides:
• 156 mg milk thistle extract with 76 mg silybin extract.
• 125 mg dandelion root extract.
• 75 mg turmeric extract.
• Citrus Bioflavonoid and Acerola Concentrates.

My other question is about juice/water intake. As of now I take in about a gallon of water a day and love it, but is there any restriction on the amount of water I should have during the fast? It seems like a dumb question because I can have as much juice as I want, but does it matter about water? Also is spring water the best type for fasting?

Also I’ve heard different things about supplements when fasting. I’m on the best supplements I’ve ever found right now and loving it. (All natural, good stats, the company controls the supplement from seed to pill and holds itself to FDA regulations voluntarily) I’ve seen places say not to take them at all and other promote taking them because it may enhance healing/detox effects. (Plus I’d get a little Omega-3 and B-12) What’s your call on that?

The same company has a hunger suppressant called HCA that’s incredible. It is also completely natural. Can I take that for the first few days to stave off the hunger?
HCA is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and apparently inhibits the body's production of chemical messengers that are involved in the feeding behavior. All I know is that it works well, but I want to make sure it’s ok. I have exact stat sheets if anyone wants to see them.

Is there any reason to not utilize citrus juice? I hear it’s awesome for a fast but saw an article that said Grapefruit should be avoided and went on to say avoiding all citrus would be a good idea. It didn’t list any reasons though so I wanted to ask.

I’ve also read about the detox process and in regards to the breath/tongue film/oily skin due to purging bad stuff is it a good idea to maybe up the shower count to two per day and brushing/using mouth wash more often? I just purchased a skin care regiment too before deciding to fast so should I hold off on starting that or would it be a better idea since the extra oil might start causing issues?

My fiancé has decided to take the journey with me as well and she has Crohn’s Disease. She is on a medication for intestine inflammation and all the information we’ve seen says to continue it throughout the fast and I’ve seen juice fasting recommended on the web specifically for Crohn’s patients so I just wanted to get an opinion on that too if possible!
And last but not least and I’m sure it’s always an issue, but is there any substitute for an enema? I really don’t think I can do that. Senna tea is good to move things out but it doesn’t cleanse right? What cleansing alternatives are out there? I’d like to go in with a fairly clean bowel to reduce negative effects.

Also, why is cold water not suggested when diluting juices? I've read not to drink 100% juice at any time because it might stimulate the digestive process, is that true? I'm excited about having celery juice in me but really dislike the taste so I was planning to chug a little here and there just for the nutrition, is that a bad idea?

Thanks so much!

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12 Jul 2011 17:56 #8346 by Newmarkphoto
Newmarkphoto replied the topic: Re: So many questions... Excitied
So. Many great questions I have also with 400+ people viewing it. Why hasn't the adminastrator replied at least or why doesn't this site have a professional to answer people's questions?? It's been almost four years and no reply???

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13 Jul 2011 08:23 #8364 by cory
cory replied the topic: Re: So many questions... Excitied
You don't need to change your diet before your fast but it might make the fast easier on yourself if you do.

It would generally be best not to take any supplements while fasting as there will slow down the process or as best if you get your nutrients etc from your fat as it is burnt down. You can add lemon juice or something to the water if you have to but then it is not really a water fast but this will make you detox slower depending what may be good if your experiencing too many detox symptoms.

The best water type of water is distilled, secondly probable spring or filtered as less toxins you re-introduce the better.

The less you drink the faster you detox but normally best to drink to your own thirst levels you get water from your fat as it breaks down as well.

Cold water helps burn fat fast faster as your body needs to use energy to heat up the water as well so this can be good but it will speed your detox symptoms.

Juice fasting does stimulate the digestive process that's why you detox faster on water and even faster on dry.

Never heard of Crohn’s Disease so cannot really recommend anything for that.

But it is best to avoid caffeine as you can get withdrawn symptoms from that as well as the detox effects.

I hope that answered most of your questions hopefully others can answer the others.

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18 Jul 2011 05:36 #8482 by Esmée La Fleur
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Newmarkphoto wrote: So. Many great questions I have also with 400+ people viewing it. Why hasn't the adminastrator replied at least or why doesn't this site have a professional to answer people's questions?? It's been almost four years and no reply???


There is a section on the forum were questions can be posted for The Fast Doctor. He is generally very good about answering people.

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18 Jul 2011 06:17 - 18 Jul 2011 06:23 #8483 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: So many questions... Excitied

I’m trying to prepare for a 30 day juice/water fast and I couldn't be more excited! I need some help so my fiance and I prepare as well as we can. Is it ok if I don’t change my eating habits 100% before starting? What is the most important part of pre-fast preparation? I’m under the impression that it’s to cleanse/empty the colon, bowels, and liver. Would taking a liver supplement and natural laxative have the same end result? What would be the differences between the two? I’d like to start my fast ASAP but the best choice seems to be to do five days of preparation but I’m impatient and I see that other people have fasted for the first time with no preparation and with good results.

This is the liver supplement I’d take; it’s to restore liver cells and is made up of Milk Thistle and Dandelion

Each tablet provides:
• 156 mg milk thistle extract with 76 mg silybin extract.
• 125 mg dandelion root extract.
• 75 mg turmeric extract.
• Citrus Bioflavonoid and Acerola Concentrates.


Personally, I would not take any supplement during a juice/water fast.

My other question is about juice/water intake. As of now I take in about a gallon of water a day and love it, but is there any restriction on the amount of water I should have during the fast? It seems like a dumb question because I can have as much juice as I want, but does it matter about water? Also is spring water the best type for fasting?


It is generally advised to drink according to thirst. When I did my 25 day water fast, which you can read about here beginning with Day 1: fastingandfaith.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-1.html , I drank and average of 2-3 liters per day. But, I have a friend who drank 1.5 gallons per day during a water fast. This is an unusually high amount, but he was not forcing it. Everyone is different.

Also I’ve heard different things about supplements when fasting. I’m on the best supplements I’ve ever found right now and loving it. (All natural, good stats, the company controls the supplement from seed to pill and holds itself to FDA regulations voluntarily) I’ve seen places say not to take them at all and other promote taking them because it may enhance healing/detox effects. (Plus I’d get a little Omega-3 and B-12) What’s your call on that?


Again, you do not want to take any supplements while fasting.

The same company has a hunger suppressant called HCA that’s incredible. It is also completely natural. Can I take that for the first few days to stave off the hunger?
HCA is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and apparently inhibits the body's production of chemical messengers that are involved in the feeding behavior. All I know is that it works well, but I want to make sure it’s ok. I have exact stat sheets if anyone wants to see them.


I would just drink as much juice as my body called for, i.e whenever hungry.

Is there any reason to not utilize citrus juice? I hear it’s awesome for a fast but saw an article that said Grapefruit should be avoided and went on to say avoiding all citrus would be a good idea. It didn’t list any reasons though so I wanted to ask.


Anne Osborne did 83 days on oranges juice. You can read her blog here: www.orangejuicegirl.blogspot.com/

I’ve also read about the detox process and in regards to the breath/tongue film/oily skin due to purging bad stuff is it a good idea to maybe up the shower count to two per day and brushing/using mouth wash more often? I just purchased a skin care regiment too before deciding to fast so should I hold off on starting that or would it be a better idea since the extra oil might start causing issues?


I would just do it as needed. You might consider skin brushing on a daily basis.

My fiancé has decided to take the journey with me as well and she has Crohn’s Disease. She is on a medication for intestine inflammation and all the information we’ve seen says to continue it throughout the fast and I’ve seen juice fasting recommended on the web specifically for Crohn’s patients so I just wanted to get an opinion on that too if possible!


I'm not qualified to give medical advice. I will, however, recommend she read David Klein's E-book The Fruits of Healing available through this communities book shop here: www.fastingconnection.com/component/book...view&id=33&catid=176

And last but not least and I’m sure it’s always an issue, but is there any substitute for an enema? I really don’t think I can do that. Senna tea is good to move things out but it doesn’t cleanse right? What cleansing alternatives are out there? I’d like to go in with a fairly clean bowel to reduce negative effects.


Enemas are really not that bad. :S
You might want to consider eating just juicy fruits for 3+ days before beginning your juice fast. This will help to clean you out naturally without having to do or take anything harsh.

Also, why is cold water not suggested when diluting juices? I've read not to drink 100% juice at any time because it might stimulate the digestive process, is that true? I'm excited about having celery juice in me but really dislike the taste so I was planning to chug a little here and there just for the nutrition, is that a bad idea?


You want to drink all liquids as close to body temperature as possible. There is no need to dilute the juice. Dr. Max Gerson gave his cancer patients 13 undiluted vegetable juices every day as part of his diet therapy. Anne Osborne did not dilute her juice, and I did not dilute my juice when I did a 50 day-er 25 years ago. This being said, I would not drink a ton of undiluted apple juice, as it is very sweet and may impact your blood sugar negatively. Adding greens to your juices is highly recommended.

I drink celery/lemon juice all the time. It is very tasty. I would just experiment and try different things.

Have you seen this video of Angela Stokes 92 day juice fast:

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