JUN 2013

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HEALTH WISE "A juice fast is a great catalyst to get your diet back in shape and cut cravings, but it's not a permanent weight-loss fix." But can't this be done with the right foods? "You can absolutely detox with food, but for many people it requires more work and is tougher to stick with," replies Middleberg. "We often under-report when we journal our own foods, so that a thousand calories may be closer to 1,200 or 1,400. Also, when you take away food options and even chewing, there are fewer triggers, and you inevitably ingest more... Than Just Add-On Treatments Body Wrap for the Arms, Legs, Face, Chin & Neck Aloe and Herbs Clean and Easy Get an online wholesale account! Aloe Vera Com a loe oe Com Compan LLC Company, ompa Portland, Ore rtland, Oregon USA and, Oreg d re eg Made in U.S.A. Video Clips Online 800-221-9727 / 503-666-9661 -221-9727 503-666221-9727 503-666 2 27 503 666 3 www.set-n-me-fre www.set me www set ww.set-n-me-fre et • Use FreeInfo #54 104 DAYSPA | JUNE 2013 fewer calories than you would potentially with food. "A juice fast is great as a catalyst to get your diet back in shape and cut cravings, but it's not a permanent weight-loss fix," continues Middleberg, who doesn't have a favorite juice cleanse but prefers "those that use organic ingredients in addition to the cold-pressed method of juicing, because nutrients and enzymes are better preserved—plus they tend to have a better taste." SEEDS OF DOUBT Plenty of controversy surrounds juice cleanses. Opponents say that human organs of elimination are perfectly able to process toxins without the practice of juicing. They also point out that juicing fruits and vegetables removes their fiber—fiber that can in itself cleanse the body, as well as prevent hunger, as calories are forced to metabolize more slowly. "There's little evidence that detox diets actually remove toxins from the body," states Katherine Zeratsky, a registered and licensed dietician at the Mayo Clinic. "The kidneys and liver effectively filter and eliminate most ingested toxins. The benefits from a detox diet may actually come from avoiding highly processed foods that have solid fats and added sugar." Tracy Whynot, LAc, co-owner of Place 360 Health+Spa in Del Mar, California, and DAYSPA advisory board member, agrees, and adds that the body is naturally able to rid itself of toxins within a 24-hour period. "Toxins don't store up," Whynot insists. "It's the repetition of bad habits, not toxic buildup, that makes the body feel bad." She worries that juice cleanses can cause a spike in blood glucose, and that without protein, muscle mass will starve.

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