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02-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #61
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Got it today. So far so good. Doing a juice fast. I am learning that i need to get quicker at peeling apples!
You don't need to peel apples.The only things I peel are beets and sweet potatoes.Just wash apples,carrot etc. Enjoy !!!
02-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #62
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Just made a watermellow fellow.... Mind.blown.

I love juicing!
02-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #63
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Just made and drank about 16 oz of the following.....

Apple
Pear
Carrot
Kale
Orange
With ginger root

It was good. No trouble downing it!
02-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #64
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Joined the club yesterday! I'm recently diagnosed and haven't gotten treatment yet. Going the 27th for followup with my GI to see what he wants to put me on. I've decided to try juicing as a supplemental thing because I know I'm woefully deficient in a lot of areas of my diet.
Playing around with some different recipes and found some pretty tasty sounding ones on here. So we shall see.
Trying the Red Head recipe tomorrow morning, sounds pretty awesome since I love sweet potatoes and carrots.
04-03-2013, 03:46 AM   #65
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I have just signed up to this 5 day juice fast.

You don't have to buy anything although there is a app available if you think it would help.

There is a free on-line 5 day plan (typically for a glossy they are focused on the weight loss- but as we know it aids all kinds of health issues) and Jason will be posting inspirational messages every day.

Obviously those of us with fibre issues will have to jig things round a bit when the plan calls for smoothies.


http://www.bigjuicespringclean.com/

http://www.closeronline.co.uk/Dietsa...t-recipes.aspx
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04-12-2013, 01:32 PM   #66
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I started my first 7 day juice fast this morning. Started with apple, carrot, celery, romaine. I'm also including grass fed gelatin into my fast to increase the gluatmine in my system to help heal the gut, so during the day I drank two cups of peppermint tea with gelatin, followed by a lemon water.

Headache started about an hour or so ago, so I figured it was time for "lunch." Noticing way more saliva production now, wonder why, maybe detox.

I'm drinking a 12oz fresh carrot, apple, beet spinach, cucumber, parsley, lemon, ginger, kale celery juice from my local organic juice bar.

Tonight for dinner I'll probably have carrot, celery, romaine and possibly add some ginger and lemon. May spend some time in the sauna tomorrow to help with the detox symptoms, and if necessary, an enema. Whatever it takes is what I'm telling myself.

Day 1 is halfway done and I have no idea how I'm going to make it a week without solid food, but, I'm determined, so it is what it is.
04-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #67
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The first couple of days are the worst as you "withdraw" from all the usual stuff you eat - sugar caffeine ect.
Then suddenly it is easy and you wonder what you were worried about.
Good luck
04-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #68
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Thank you for the support. I'm gonna stick to it no matter what (barring any extreme health emergencies), but I gotta admit; I'm hungry.

Question: what role does probiotics have in/during/after a juice fast? I am familiar with their general role as they help repair the intestinal wall, reduce inflammation and repair leaky gut but haven't seen much mentioned in relation to a juice fast.

Consume after detox symptoms pass? Only start once the fast ends? Supplement or food based?

Thanks again for all your support and guidance.

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04-13-2013, 09:06 PM   #69
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Powered through day two. Drank juices from carrot, celery, romaine, kale, parsley, beets, apples, cabbage, lemon, ginger, cucumber, lime.

Have had a headache all day and my pee kinda smells. The hunger goes away after filling up on a fresh juice, but there is definitely that draw that food has. While there have been moments where I've wanted to throw in the towel, I am determined to make it through the week and looking forward to the detox symptoms to pass.

Thinking about the next steps. Once detox symptoms are gone, I'm gonna start taking colloidal silver for a few days in an attempt to kill off any remaining bacteria, such as MAP (which is antibiotic resistant). I'll do that for two or three days and as I pull into the final stretch, I'm thinking of adding some probiotics to the mix.

The overall game plan is this: if there's yeast, the juice will starve them, and then there's no more yeast. If it's leaky gut, removing the fiber and giving the guts a break will help give it time to heal, and the added gelatin is rich in amino acids which are great for healing intestinal walls. If it's MAP bacteria, the colloidal silver will take care of that and if its gut disbyosis, an infusion of beneficial probiotics will help push the balance in my favor.

Once I move in to steps two and three, I'll start planning my return to solid food, starting with some kimchi, egg yolks, bone broth, seaweed, fish eggs; things that are nutrient dense and easy to digest.
06-24-2013, 09:51 PM   #70
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I am new to the forum and joined to get some juicing info. Do lots of you juice fast or use it as a meal replacement or supplement? I'm looking for relief from a flare, but also need to drop some lbs. thanks for any help!
06-25-2013, 06:59 AM   #71
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Hi there and welcome . You can use it for both. I juice everyday for breakfast it's around 100 calories for a glass of juice so it is much better than sugary cereals , bacon buns or pastry's and gives me energy for the day.

If I feel a bit unwell I will do a couple of days to rest my tummy ( a full fast or maybe only replacing my daytime meals with juice and then having a light meal at tea time.)

If I wanted to have a good rest or loose a bit of weight I would do 5 to 7 days as a full fast.

Here is a link to a 5 day plan - if you are not good with fibre swap all the smoothies for juices instead

http://www.closeronline.co.uk/Dietsa...t-recipes.aspx

Good luck.
06-25-2013, 07:37 AM   #72
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@Beach Bum- Thanks for the info!
06-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #73
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I am new to the forum and joined to get some juicing info. Do lots of you juice fast or use it as a meal replacement or supplement? I'm looking for relief from a flare, but also need to drop some lbs. thanks for any help!
I do a day fast when I feel nasty inside (for lack of better word) and feel like doing a small cleanse.

I supplement periodically when I want to try and absorb more nutrients or just give myself another way of eating more veggies since I'm not always a fan of eating them normally. Drinking them is much easier for me

Also if I am flaring, more regular juicing in addition to soft, bland foods help to give my gut a break and allow it more time to heal.

I've done a juice fast for 3 days before. I definitely lost my gut doing that. But you have to continue to be active and eat proper afterwards to maintain. Much of that initial loss is simply water weight since you are flushing out your system.
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06-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #74
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I like juicing because its so hard to get vegetables in my diet otherwise. Just had an apple and kale juice.

Does anyone else either feel really energetic after or really exhausted after a juice? It's always an extreme reaction here.
07-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #75
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I bought a juicer after watching Fat, Dead, and Nearly Sick. I have a question for those of you that use juicing for your main form of nutrition. Is there anything we're missing when we drink nothing but juice? What about protein? Are there any type of supplements we should be taking when we juice?
07-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #76
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I finally bought a juicer came yesterday from Amazon, Went after work today and bought some Apples, Carrots, Green bell peppers, Blueberry's and Cucumbers not sure how I'm putting it together but I'm excited. I never really feel like eating food. I drink a lot of Ensures and take liquid iron. I plan on trying my first day juicing tomorrow since I don't work tomorrow and if I get gas who cares.
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Hello all,new boy here.

I'm on my 6th day of a juice fast and this thread seems a good place for tips.I've not opened my bowels for over three days now and feel as if i'm getting a 'juice belly' and weight loss has slowed right down,not sure I lost any in the last day or so.

Any tips for a healthy laxative please?

I have Crohn's (don't we all I assume) and take Budenofalk and Azathioprine daily.Not sure if i need to while fasting,but will check with doctor at next appointment.

Oh and I should add I really don't get on with prunes,not eaten one in decades.

Advice would be appreciated.

edit.Oh and not to put any potential juice fast people off,in the first 4 days or so I lost loads of weight,an amazing 7 klgs!
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If you are set on using a laxative, everyone has their preference based on their symptoms....but for me I find Miralax to be the easiest/gentlest because it doesn't induce contractions, it draws water to the intestines to help flush out your system.

How long are you planning to fast? You say you haven't been able to relieve your bowels for three days.......You should definitely make your doctor aware of this as the possibility of a bowel obstruction is a very real and serious one for IBD patients that should be addressed immediately.
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Just made a watermellow fellow.... Mind.blown.

I love juicing!
Wow I just made this one to and I am drinking it right now! It is sooo delicious!
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Hello all,new boy here.

I'm on my 6th day of a juice fast and this thread seems a good place for tips.I've not opened my bowels for over three days now and feel as if i'm getting a 'juice belly' and weight loss has slowed right down,not sure I lost any in the last day or so.

Any tips for a healthy laxative please?

I have Crohn's (don't we all I assume) and take Budenofalk and Azathioprine daily.Not sure if i need to while fasting,but will check with doctor at next appointment.

Oh and I should add I really don't get on with prunes,not eaten one in decades.

Advice would be appreciated.

edit.Oh and not to put any potential juice fast people off,in the first 4 days or so I lost loads of weight,an amazing 7 klgs!
It's normal for some people to go three days with no bowel movement, and not eating can mean you empty your bowels less, so I'm not sure you need a laxative. Taking a laxative when you don't need it can lead to dehydration and other issues depending on the type of laxative, as well as causing you stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and other unpleasantness. It would be better if you just started eating, as it would get your bowel moving again.

Are you saying you're trying to use the juice fast to lose weight? Fasting is really not a good strategy for weight loss. You'll lose some because you'll have less food in your body, it's not going to make you burn off fat any faster. I'm sorry if this sounds critical, and you've probably heard it before but I think it's true: the best and safest way to lose weight is to eat a balanced diet that you can continue long term, not to try to lose as much as possible in a few days.
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I know what you mean , its no good just loosing a load of weight by fasting and then going back to normal eating.
But actually I think that juice fasting is a good way to kick start a healthy diet. It gets you out of the bad habits of snacking and eating junk. And long term having a juice to replace a meal everyday is a great way to cut down.
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Juice fasts really just amount to water loss because you take in a large quantity and then dish it out. In the course of a day or two it can be misleading as if you are dropping weight. If you truly want to lose weight cut down heavily on carbs and dairy. That will do the trick. Just ensure you substitute for other nutritious food sources.
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Juice fasts really just amount to water loss because you take in a large quantity and then dish it out. In the course of a day or two it can be misleading as if you are dropping weight. If you truly want to lose weight cut down heavily on carbs and dairy. That will do the trick. Just ensure you substitute for other nutritious food sources.
You don't really need to cut out any food or food group. Weight loss really is just a matter of taking in less calories than you need, whatever form they're in. The particular foods you eat are important for other aspects of health, and cutting things out may be beneficial to someone with Crohn's if they can work out if something is provoking symptoms, but it's cutting down calories that helps weight loss. Some people may find they're better able to keep their calories intake low if they avoid certain foods or food groups (e.g. eating less carbs or dairy, as in your examples) but which foods help someone to do this will depend very much on the individual. I don't think it's a good idea to cut down on carbs or dairy needlessly, as they are things that are very healthy if eaten as part of a diet that's balanced overall.
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I agree that it isn't good to eliminate a food group because all have their benefits. That being said I don't think calorie control is enough, weight gain/loss is dependent on the type of calories you ingest.

A low-carb diet is very effective at achieving rapid weight loss. Whether its safe or healthy in the long term is a different story. I tried the Paleo diet and it was good in some ways but I lost so much weight it was scary already.
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