After months of hearing my accupuncturist hound me about eating enough protein, last week he threw me for a loop by suggesting that I go on a 3 day juice fast. Which was interesting because I was talking to a friend the day before about how fasting should be related to the seasons, specifically at the change of season. According to my accupuncturist, we should look to nature to see what we need. Right now the trees are beginning to shed their leaves. Nature is cutting back. It is time we do too before we enter the winter building and hibernating phase of the year.
The actual fast starts with 5 days of gradually shifting to soups, fruits, etc. The 4 and 5th day you eat mainly soups and juices. Then you do 3 days of just juice. Followed by 5 days of the reverse slowly working back to the food you normally eat.
Luckily this has turned out to be another way for Jude to be active in the kitchen. He loves making my juices. We made a perfectly balanced juice with carrots, celery, and ginger. Energetically carrots are very different from celery. If you want inspiration and energy eat celery (reaching up to the sky). If you need grounding go for the carrots (big roots). Mix them for the perfect balance. We dilute the juice half and half with water.
And it is delicious!
Jude agrees for a sip or two...a better tasting juice for kids is carrot and apple with a tiny bit of ginger. It's good for mamas too.
Please don't take on a juice fast without having someone to guide you. There is a right way and a wrong way. It would be too bad to miss out on the benefits of juice fasting because you had a bad experience. And never fast while pregnant or nursing. When we fast, our bodies take advantage of the opportunity to burn up toxins and diseased cells in our bodies, which is great for us, but not good for a developing babe.
At threading light today, I spilled the beans about an upcoming trip as we talked about making your life a living revelation.