Sunday, February 26, 2012

Juicing for Health

I decided, finally, this week, after feeling stressed and really tired, to try a little juice cleanse. In the past month, I have visited Elyssa Hurlbut, MS, RD, my nutritionist, two times to get myself back on track, and have now decided to step it up a bit, jump start my progress.  Elyssa did not recommend a cleanse but also did not say not to.  One of my clients did the blue print cleanse (BPC, based in NYC) a couple of weeks ago and she said it was pretty easy, so I figured I would try it too.  I start it just for two days, beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday night.

There are many facets to embracing a healthier lifestyle, including conscious eating, balancing what you eat, resting, peace and fitting exercise into our sometimes busy and stressful lives.

I just went back to taking vitamins about a month ago too.  I have never been a big fan of vitamins but as you get older, we apparently need to supplement our food with vitamins and minerals for optimal nutrition every day.

My daughter Jess Cording is writing an article on juicing, and this also pushed my decision for a juicing cleanse over the edge to a definite yes. I had been flirting with the idea for a few months ever since I discovered Dr Lissa Rankin's blog, Owning Pink, especially her blog on juicing and how it changed her life.

About a month ago I began drinking wheatgrass juice every day, whether fresh, frozen or powdered.  I like the fresh best for taste and for how my body reacts, and secondly frozen.  I am not crazy about the powdered, but to each their own.

I will keep you posted.