Nothing beats a fresh juice fast for purifying and rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit. I began annual Spring cleanses back in the late 70’s to give my body a rest from the assaults of modern day life. They were my way of taking a step back and recalibrate my digestive system, a system that was often challenged by my underlying and undiscovered food allergies.
I’ve continued the practice throughout the years and I am so happy that I have. Since the 70’s a plethora of books have been written and published on the topic but I keep coming back to a little paperback that I bought for $3.95, How to Keep Slim, Healthy & Young with Juice fasting (sadly it’s out of print). So today I’m happy to report that I am on day 9 of my juice fast, Paavo Airola style and feeling great! I’m going to keep going for one more day, in total 10 days and then begin breaking my fast which is a four day gradual process. I’ve been juicing daily at work and using my little juicer that I bought in 1979, best darn juicer I’ve ever owned!
Back in the day when I was a flight attendant, I used to take my Harvest Gold juicer with me all over the world and juice in my hotel room! Before refrigerators were placed in hotel rooms, I’d pack a plastic garbage bag in my luggage and load it up with fruit and veggies from the local open market / farmers market. I’d then take the bag, place it in my sink, cover it with ice to keep it cool, juice, and fast to my heart’s content. Here’s a photo of my mighty little machine, twenty-twenty hindsight, I wish I had bought more than one!
Do you have a favorite juicer?
Juice fasting works for me but check-in first with your physician or other health-care provider before embarking on any type of fast or cleanse.