I’m not going to finish the 3-part series I initially planned on the Standard Process 21-day detox. I had to stop the detox a few days early due to severe constipation. I am entirely convinced that the program’s high-fiber shakes caused a dramatic slowdown in my bowel movements from the very first day. (Yes, I drank enough water.) Despite the pelvic and abdominal pain I started having halfway through, I stubbornly insisted on following the program strictly until my husband forced me to stop the shakes in the third week. My conclusion from this unpleasant experience is that everyday detox using real food is superior to extreme and intense short bouts of detox. Read more
In Part 1 of my review, I discuss why I decided to do a juice cleanse, the pros and cons of BluePrint Cleanse, and my experience testing the limits of their customer service. The verdict is in: BluePrint Cleanse is a good baseline experience for beginners. But how exactly did the juices change my health? Read more
There are a lot of juicers out there, and it can be daunting to filter through all the noise to the heart of the matter: You want a juicer that makes good juice, is easy to use and clean, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
I considered the following factors in choosing the juicer I currently use, the Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor. Read more