After being on the mild food diet or Real Food Diet, you may want to try a juice fast. We like to do one about twice a year, but it can be done every three months if necessary. It is one of the safest and quickest ways of helping the body eliminate all kinds of toxic matter.

During the juice fast, the process of elimination of dead and dying cells is speeded up and the amino acids from these old diseased cells are set free to be used in an accelerated process of building new and healthy cells. Dr. Otto Buchinger, M.D., calls juice fasting "a burning of rubbish."

After the first three days on a juice fast the body burns and decomposes the most "inferior" and "impure" materials. Also at this time the eliminating organs function at a higher capacity to expel accumulated wastes and toxins. This is because the energy usually being used to digest foods is now channeled into eliminating the waste.

By drinking juices, the food has already been changed so that it can be easily utilized by the body. juices are fresh and have a concentration of vitamins and minerals.

We do not recommend long fasts, somewhere between 3 to 7 days is best. Some people start on fasts and stay on them for long periods of time or go on a fast and then off for a few days and then on again. We do not recommend this type of fasting.

Fasting should be used in moderation, to help the body cleanse, not as a replacement diet for food.
One very major reason for this is because the colon was meant to handle bulk. When the bulk is taken away for long periods of time the colon, which is only a muscle in the body, atrophies from lack of use. Many times after extremely long fasts, it is hard for the colon to begin to function properly again.

Why Fast

1. Chronic illness-helps to restore health.

2. General cleansing of the digestive system, lymphatic system, glandular system.

3. Toning of all cells and glands, and rejuvenating or revitalizing the body.

4. To eliminate hardened material in joints and muscles. (Arthritis, Gout etc.)

5. To lose weight.

6. For those who need to gain weight, it helps to normalize metabolism of the thin person and revitalize and clean digestive systems so they can assimilate food better.

7. To cleanse blood vessels of plaque and build good blood.

What to Expect

1. Hunger the first 3 days. Also the first three days are usually the hardest for most people, so be patient. Drink as often as needed. Your body will probably start to feel hungry for solid food somewhere between the 5th and 7th day.

2. You should be able to keep up with your regular work and exercise.

3. You may have some dizziness or headaches as the toxins start to move into the system to be eliminated. The best thing to do if this happens is to take an enema as the wastes need to be moved out of the system.

4. You will probably feel better, have more energy and the senses become sharper during a fast than at any other time.

How to go on a juice Fast

** It is important to take at least one cleansing enema a day as the colon will not have the bulk needed to move the waste out. An enema morning and night is best. It is also important to exercise and get plenty of rest.

** You will need to invest in a juicer. They are well worth the investment as you will want to use fresh juices daily with your regulat diet as well as for juice fasts.

** Drink as much as you want. Drink fruit juices 20 to 30 minutes apart from vegetable juices. Never mix fruit and vegetable juices except for apple or pineapple in the green drink. You will find many kinds of juice fasts.

Variety juice Fast
This Variety juice Fast is our favorite. Drink as often as desired from the following choices.

 1. raw apple juice
 2. green drink (see recipe)
 3. other fresh or frozen juices
 4. carrot juice
 5. herb teas

  6. vegetable broths
7. chlorophyll drink (see recipe)
8. distilled or pure water
No citrus, except lemon.
 Note: Hypoglycemics may want to dilute fruit juices with water 50/50.


The Green Drink

1 cup raw apple or pineapple juice in blender. Add any of 4 or 5 of the following
Parsley, Celery Leaves, Comfrey Beet, Greens & 1 small beet if desired.

Dandelion leaves - Spinach leaves - Marshmallow leaves - Spearmint - Peppermint leaves

  Blend well-then finish filling with apple or pineapple juice. Strain for juice fast. If too sweet, add water to taste.

Chlorophyll Drink: 1 tsp. chlorophyll to 1 cup water.

Lemon juice/Maple Syrup

2 T fresh lemon juice
2 T pure maple syrup or 1/10 tsp. cayenne
10 oz. pure or distilled water. (Stanley Burroughs)
4 oz. lemon juice
1/4 C. to 1/3 C. pure maple syrup 1/3 Cup if weight gain is desired.
V8 tsp. cayenne
1 qt. pure or distilled water.

Lemon juice and pure maple syrup contain many vitamins and minerals that help the body cleanse and revitalize itself. This fast is especially good to break up mineral and protein deposits in the body. It is also used for weight loss. The one on the left was originated by Stanley Burroughs.
Drink 8 to 12 glasses of the lemon/maple syrup mixture a day. A gallon can be made at a time if desired. Distilled water can be drunk in between lemon juice if desired. Peppermint tea can also be used during this fast.


How to break a fast

First Day
Breakfast: half apple Lunch: homemade vegetable soup

Second Day

Breakfast: half apple, or mild fruit, stewed fruit.
Lunch: homemade vegetable soup
Dinner: small vegetable salad (use leaf lettuce, not iceberg), small baked potato.

Third Day
Breakfast: same as second day
Lunch and Dinner: can start adding small portions of cottage cheese, baked potato, yogurt, whole grain bread.

Fourth Day
Start on Real Food Diet.

Breaking the fast is very important. Do not overeat! Consider it part of your fast. Continue to drink juices but cut down the number of glasses as you add solid foods. The following solid foods can be added.