Our human body is a marvellous piece of machinery that works continuously. Even when we sleep, the body is working to rejuvenate our cells, processing nutrients to fortify the body for the new day and to rebuild the foundation where the body is dependent for growth and survival. But like all machines, the residue released is often toxic. Even body care products that we use everyday for external cleansing are toxic, leaving many substances that can be very harmful being absorbed by our blood stream through the skin. Environmental pollutants such as smoke, carbon emissions, carpets, chemicals in household detergents, pesticides in our food, chemical fertilizers, paints, etc. are all sources of toxicity.
The 5 major sources of toxins
- Beauty and personal care products
- Stress and negative thinking (yes!)
Internally, toxins are formed during digestion when food is broken down into nutrients and waste. This waste is usually removed from the body, but there are always residual toxins that are absorbed into the lining of the intestines/colon/rectum. This waste then becomes a source of disease for our bodies. Externally, toxins are absorbed through our skin and go directly into our bloodstream (and then to your organs!) when we apply personal care and beauty products (cream, shampoo, shower gel, soap, perfumes…). The chemicals contained therein cause a change in cellular biochemistry and accumulate in body that has a long term health risk. As there is no single region that is free from pollution, we can only control the environment to some extent. Living in today’s world is very difficult. There is pollution everywhere, the demands of a fast-paced modern lifestyle spawned by unhealthy fast food and preservative food/beverage. We cannot escape from the attack of chemicals such as pesticides that are used to fertilize the plants. Without realising it, we consume products tainted with chemicals.
Why do we have to detoxify our body?
Have you noticed: when you buy a car, a bike, a machine, or a water filter, a maintenance book comes along with it. It tells you when you have to clean it, change parts, change the oil for the machine to work properly. But for human beings there is nothing like that except logic!! So we don’t really know when to detoxify our body from toxins or how to do it.
Even if you have a healthy diet and lifestyle, you need to detoxify your body!
Our body has the power of healing itself if we take good care of it. Most people feel healthy, but there are many toxins in their body which cannot be removed completely by natural detoxification through sweat, feces, urine and also breathing. It is important to cleanse our internal organs, because if the toxins that accumulate in our bodies are not immediately cleaned up, they will create health risks that could potentially lead to serious complications.
Signs that you have too many toxins in your body
Listed below are a few of the most common signs of too much toxin exposure:
- Sleep disorders like insomnia and restlessness
- Body odor and foul breath
- Persisting exhaustion
- Worsening inflammatory problems like arthritis and asthma
- Trouble with digestion
- Development of ulcers or hemorrhoids
- Increase in acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions
- Loss of metal clarity and motivation
- Muscle and joint pain
- Worsened PMS symptoms
FAQ on juicing
What is the difference between Regular Juice vs Cold Pressed Juice?
Regular juice is made from fast spinning metal blade which separates juice from flesh via centrifugal force, the problem is that the spinning blades generate heat, which destroys some of the enzymes, the heat also oxidizes these nutrients.
Cold Press Juice is made by pressing fruits and vegetables, this process produces no heat, thus maintaining most of the nutrients. This process presses the cell walls to release all the phytochemicals and nutrients inside. Almost all nutrients are extracted using this process leaving a very dry pulp unlike the centrifugal juicers that leave a very wet pulp unlike the centrifugal juicers that leave a very wet pulp with many nutrients still remaining.
What are the benefits of juicing?
Our body needs nutrients and minerals on a daily basis, it’s easier to get them from juices because they contain the liquid of so much fruit and vegetables that you would not be able to eat in one sitting. Cold Pressed Juicing removes the fibre from the produce leaving pure nutrients. Fibre is a great nutrient for digestive health, however it does slow the absorption down of nutrients into the blood stream. This means that the vitamins, minerals and enzymes from juices are almost immediately absorbed into the blood and carried around the body. Digesting takes a lot of energy for the body to do, so having a juice allows your body to focus on other things such as cleansing, detoxifying, repairing and getting to the jobs it needs to instead of digesting, digesting, digesting!
Juicing is highly alkaline on the body, especially when using a green leafy vegetable and citrus & it allows you to consume large amounts of raw vegetables which contain loads of nutrients in a single glass.
How many days will the juices remain fresh?
EGA cold-pressed juices are made fresh without any additives, they can remain fresh for three days if kept sealed and properly refrigerated. Please keep them cold at all times. If any of our juices do not taste fresh, do not drink them. Simply bring them back to the store for a free replacement.
What if i get really hungry?
If you get really hungry, take a tea spoon of turmeric powder mix with hot water and drink.
Are there any side effects?
Many people experience few if any symptoms during a cleanse. Experiencing these symptoms is indicative of the cleanse working and toxins leaving your body. In fact, the more toxins there are to be eliminated, the more/stronger the symptoms you experience. These feelings typically pass within the first three days of your detox. You may feel weak, flu like symptoms, nausea, etc. These occur because the vegetables and fruits are working to cleanse the liver. You should not stop consuming the juices because the symptoms will stop once the liver is cleansed. You can experience headaches, possible vomiting and minor aches and pains, yellow discoloration of the skin. This means that the person is releasing poisons and is a sign of recovery.
You should keep sipping hot water between juices to help remedy some of these symptoms. Take Triphala at night for cleansing the stomach to get additional benefit of cleanse. Adding a pinch of Himalayan pink salt (never regular salt) to your juice or herbal tea may help with feelings of fatigue. If you see any red coloring in your stool or urine, it may be due to drinking beet juice. If you have any medical concerns, please consult your physician.
How do i end my cleanse?
Do not immediately return to eating solid foods! Take your time and ease into your normal diet. In the first 24 hours after your cleanse, avoid all processed food (food that have preservatives, are pasteurized, have added sugar or coloring, fast food, etc.), sushi, dairy products, eggs, sugar, meat, chicken, or even fish. Also stay away from most starches (potatoes, cereals, wheat and rice). Finally, avoid all caffeinated drinks (sodas, coffee, black tea, etc.), alcoholic beverages, and condiments such as ketchup, sauces and artificial flavouring.
For breakfast, try fresh juices or fruit such as apple, mango, melon, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Try not to mix your fruits. Eat them one at a time with a minimum of 90 minutes in between. You can continue to have fruits and juices during the day. For lunch, try having a balanced green salad or freshly cooked light meal with such ingredients as greens (the leafier and darker the better). For dressing, you may have lemon juice and virgin organic olive oil. You will find this a delightful and tasty replacement for salad dressing. For dinner, you may have a balanced green salad similar to lunch, or a vegetable soup made with turmeric and black pepper or some lightly steamed vegetables.
Questions or concerns?
If you have any type of current medical conditions, allergies or are on any type of medication please consult your doctor prior to beginning your cleanse. If you have any questions regarding the cleanse, feel free to visit us or contact our juicers directly.
It is important that you drink all of the juices and water s that come in your EGA detox cleanse package. Cutting back will actually impede the cleansing process. Consider the cleanse to be a treat for the body, not a punishment! Enjoy your experience and don’t worry or stress about it. Please read the following to ensure a safe and successful cleaning process.
What to expect when you start your juice fast
1-3 day juice fast: feeling a little tired and hungry is normal. These are typical reactions to the beginning of the cleansing process. You may also experience some weakness and irritability. Dry brushing will improve circulation to ease lightheadedness and will also open pores to allow you to sweat, accelerate the cleansing process. Try a light physical activity such as walking or yoga. Go outside and get some fresh air to relieve stress! These first 3 days your body is the most sensitive. Don’t indulge in strenuous activity or excercise vigorously.
4-5 day juice fast: your hunger will start to subside, but you may still feel sensitive as the toxins are still moving through the body. The best thing for you at this time are hot showers, steams and continuing your dry brushing and body scrubs. you will begin to feel stronger, more vibrant, lively, and energetic!
6-7 days: your energy will continue to increase! Your body will have an enhanced sense of health and well-being. Your skin will begin to glow. The last of the toxins are leaving your body.
Day 7: Congratulations! Your body will finally be cleansed of toxic buildup that has been weighing you down physically and mentally. You may find yourself feeling clear minded, having heightened senses, and a connection with your mind, body, and spirit.