Q: This will be my first juice cleanse and I suffer from some GI irregularity and pain (which I am also working with a gastroenterologist to resolve). Anyway, I wanted to know if your juices provided enough nutrition/healthy fats to replace all meals or if it is better to supplement them with a vegan diet (which I currently try to follow on most days). Also, I wanted to know if it is better to do a juice cleanse prior to or after a colonoscopy (since I want to make sure the results aren’t effected by such a cleanse).
A: During a cleanse, the body attempts to “melt” the fat tissues to “dig out” the toxins stored in and around them, therefore, it’s best not to consume any fats during that time. Generally, the least solid food we consume during a cleanse, the deeper the cleansing effect (which is why water fasts are the most effective ways of cleansing the body).
The body purifies and heals itself when we cleanse. A juice cleanse doesn’t negatively affect any bodily function. If you perform a juice cleanse before a colonoscopy (which we do not recommend by the way), it will only leave the colon in a healthier state than it is currently.
Each bottle of our juice contains about 3 pounds of organic produce, so the body is properly nourished during our juice cleanse.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that all GI issues can be fully healed after one embraces a fully plant-based, raw diet/lifestyle. Because all gastrointestinal disorders are caused by certain foods, eliminating those foods and introducing natural foods causes the body go back to its original state of balance and harmony.
I am not a doctor therefore the above information isn’t medical advice.