Archive for April, 2012

Spring Cleaning Juice Fast Day 8

The Spirituality of Cleansing

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

I can’t believe I am on day 8 of my organic raw juice fast. There has been an abundance of letting go, which has manifested itself in every area of my life. I needed to be away from the computer for the last few days to reconnect with myself, the earth, the universe, and the source of all life. It doesn’t matter what you call the supreme being- Elohim, Adonai, Bhagwaan, Yahweh, Lord, Father in Heaven, Allah, Bavenda,- Each religion and culture has a name for our source- there is nothing like cleansing the body to get closer to this magnificence. I feel that has happened, and want to focus on that for today’s blog post.

Many people begin a juice fast with various expectations, but a big one is because they want to lose some weight. I have to admit, that was one of my deciding factors this time. We sometimes forget what this clearing will do for our consciousness, and our connection to everything around us. Once we let go of years of accumulated waste, we create an opening. This opening gives us a glimpse of our life. Our habits, routines, shadow side, emotions- with great clarity. It is

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Spring Cleaning Juice Fast – Day 3

The Magic of Enemas and Colonics

By Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

Tonight’s blog is going to focus on the magic and glory of the enema/ colonic. My third day of juice fasting met with discomfort for much of the day. I woke up feeling fine as far as cold symptoms go, but a low-grade headache continued into the day. It got progressively worse, to the point where I just couldn’t work anymore. I decided it was time to do an enema.

There are misconceptions and weird opinions with regard to enemas and colonics. I realize this is not an easy topic, and many people just don’t want to talk about it. We live in a society where we announce we are going to use the bathroom but never discuss what actually goes on when we are in there. Don’t worry, I’m not going to provide pictures or grotesque descriptions. But I think this is a topic worthy of discussion, because it is the very thing that alleviated my intense headache. Quite frankly, enemas are magic. The enema worked much faster and efficiently then taking an Advil or Motrin. There is no doubt that enemas (and colonics) could heal what ails you. Not only that, they are essential when doing a cleanse.

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Spring Cleaning Juice Fast - Day 2

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

I would like to say today was easy, and that I am filled with boundless energy. That wouldn’t be true. In fact, my energy is so low, I really don’t feel like blogging tonight. I am going to focus on physical detox tonight, because that is what I am going through right now. I am sure we will cover emotional and spiritual detox at some point over the next few days, but this is where I am right now.

I woke up this morning with cold-like symptoms. My throat was scratchy and itchy, and my nose was running. These symptoms continued throughout much of the day. Soon, I was burdened with a headache that is lingering even at this moment. It’s times like these that we start to ask ourselves, do I want to go through this uncomfortable feeling? Everyone else is sitting down to a nice meal tonight, and I’m just drinking juice. It is easy to start to feeling sorry for ourselves during times like these. I found the best solution was to rest as much as I could. I had some work deadlines today, so I had to wait until I had the energy to work.

One essential thing that keeps me going through tough

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Spring Cleaning Juice Fast- Day 1

By Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

Welcome to the first day of my 14-day Juice Fast. There are many people juice fasting right now, and I am glad to have your support. If this is your first day, congratulations on taking this step! Your body thanks you, and so do I. When we join together in support, it makes this process so much easier. Thank you SO MUCH to “THE JUICE MAIDS“, who are sponsoring this cleanse during an extremely busy time in my life. There have been so many comments on my last blog, and its exciting to have you along with me on this journey. I want to touch on some of the questions that came up recently about having will power to deal with cravings on your juice fast.

What is it that led you to start a juice fast? Did you look in the mirror and notice you have added some extra weight in the past few months? Are your clothes fitting a little tighter? Have you found you are not making the best food choices lately? Whatever it was, you got to a point where you decided you wanted to do something about it. That’s how it was for me. I decided I want to complete quarterly juice fasts, and I am at the 3 month mark now.

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The Top 10 Reasons To Do A Juice Fast

by Steve Prussack
Host of Raw Vegan Radio

Spring is here, and the time is right…for cleaning out our body! I am starting my 14-day juice fast tomorrow. Would you like to join me? There are many reasons we should periodically cleanse our bodies. We are bombarded everyday by harmful substances such as bacteria, pesticides, food additives, and environmental pollutants. These toxins, as well as drugs and chemicals, are filtered out by an internal detoxification process and eliminated through our intestines. The human body can only take so much and our environment is getting worse.

Following World War II, the advent of pesticide use was first designed to increase production of agricultural crops. Pesticides, fungicides and herbicides were initially hailed as a miracle of modern science. Since then, the 55 year old chemical pesticide campaign to free agriculture of pests has contaminated our water, soil, air and food. Exposure to pesticides and industrial

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