A friend of mine has MS and wanted to kick start a self-healing process through nutritional lifestyle changes. She asked me to help her, so I planned to get her started in a juice fast. I wanted to flood her system with all sorts of vitamins and antioxidants to create the conditions necessary for healing. In autoimmune diseases like MS, the body rebels and starts to attack itself, rather than foreign invaders. Research points to several culprits including: allergies, food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, exposure to heavy metals, pollution, plastics, chemicals such as bromide in flour, and even certain drugs. No wonder today we are dealing with an epidemic of autoimmune diseases as these are all parts of our daily lives.
This juice detox is based on the truth that God created the world with everything necessary to give us health. The food around us has different colors because of their unique nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidant combinations. Therefore, I created seven juices (the biblical number of perfection) each with a unique color to flood her system with a diverse range of nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes. Feel free to drink as much juice as you would like. The objective is not to feel hungry, but rather to give your body a break from the difficult job of digestion. The idea is to drink juices exclusively, but freely for two days. But please, always consult your physician before starting any new health routine. If you are not prepared to do a full cleanse, then maybe just add some of the juices to your daily routine.
Start with the first juice and drink all of the juices in order. Drink more juice if you feel like it, whatever is necessary to satiate you. There is also a broth recipe in case you feel a craving to eat something salty (all recipes are below). Throughout the cleanse you should not drink coffee as it is acid forming. Instead, you should wean yourself off of coffee a week or two before the cleanse and drink as much green tea as you would like. Matcha green tea is specially a good choice because of its higher caffeine and antioxidant content. Another good idea is to maybe start a vegan or raw vegan diet a week or two before the cleanse so that your body is not in a state of shock. By giving your body a break from digestion, it will be able to self-heal and rid itself from toxins. If u have access to a sauna, use it. But avoid strenuous exercise, instead engage in pranayama (breath work) and meditation.
Upon getting up: Drink 32 ounces of water to hydrate your body and break the fast state its been in all night.
7 am - Juice 1: Red Juice
A pinch of Cayenne
Juice of one lemon
1 quarter of a watermelon
Blend the lemon juice, watermelon, and cayenne in a blender.
10 am - Juice 2: orange juice
1 inch piece of turmeric
1 inch piece of ginger
Juice of ½ lemon
Pinch of cinnamon
Put the 6 carrots, the pieces of turmeric and ginger through a slow juicer (I use this Hurom slow juicer). At the end add the lemon juice. Decorate with a pinch of cinnamon
1pm - Juice 3: yellow juice
1 inch piece of turmeric
1 inch of ginger
1 cup cut up pineapple
Put all of the ingredients through the juicer. I prefer using a slow juicer (I like the Hurom).
4 pm - Juice 4: Green juice
Pear or Green Apple
1 teaspoon of spirulina
Put all ingredients in the juicer, except for the basil and spirulina. Once the juice is ready, blend it with the two remaining ingredients.
7pm - Juice 5: Blue juice
1 cup blueberries
1 inch piece of Ginger
Juice of 1 lemon
1 handful mint
Mix all of the ingredients in a blender.
9pm - Juice 6: Purple Juice
Açai (buy the frozen pulp without sugar)
1 cup kale
Put the kale, beet, and pear in the juicer. Then blend it with the acai .
Before bed: Juice 7: white
Homemade almond milk
1 cup of almonds
1/2 vanilla bean
Agave or any other natural sweetener to taste.
Soak a cup of raw almonds in purified water. After 8 hours drain the water and place the almonds in the blender. Add three cups of mineral water, half of a vanilla bean and the agave. Blend all of the ingredients. Then use a nut milk bag (or any bag made of fabric will work) to strain the milk from the nut pulp. Drink the milk, but save the almond pulp as you could use it later for raw almond cookies!
1 medium celery
5 cloves of garlic
In a small crock pot add:
1 medium celery, 5 carrots, 4 onions, 5 cloves of garlic. Fill it with water. Cook for 4 hours or until the vegetables are soft. Put cayenne and use kelp seasoning to make it salty.
Throughout the detox process turn your heart to God and pray for healing. Maybe take a moment to pray before each juice thanking God for your life and the deliverance that will be received.
Also, take the opportunity to make lifestyle changes and after the cleanse continue to eat whole foods – the ones that God created and intended for us to eat.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!