Why a Juice Cleanse?

Why a Juice Cleanse?

Have you tried a juice cleanse?* I have had my doubts. I mean fiber is your number one cleaner (if you know what I mean) and there isn’t a lot of fiber floating around in a juice, but when Verde Juice Company opened here in Santa Fe, I mentioned it to my husband as something I might like to try, (which happened to be the day after Thanksgiving, go figure) and wonderful man that he is, he remembered and put a gift certificate in my stocking for a 3 day cleanse. BTW, he also put 5 Swiss dark chocolate bars he picked up in Switzerland in there as well, but I’ve squirreled them away for a later day. Ok, well I ate one. And it had filling. And it was rich and creamy, but I digress. So back to cleansing, there are pros and cons, but I think if you have access to organic, high quality juices, juiced on a masticating juicer, (it doesn’t heat up the juice in the process and destroy the good things in there) you might want to give it a go. I’m on my third day today, and I feel great. I was afraid I would be really hungry, but with 16 ounces every two hours, and hot herbal tea in between, I have not been at all. Each juice is different, meeting a variety of mineral, enzyme and micronutrient requirements. They all taste great, though I wasn’t sure I would stomach the one with beets, but the cucumber taste is stronger and so it’s not too bad. My favorite is the afternoon juice,...
The Big Pharma CON

The Big Pharma CON

Big Pharma has been conning us for a very long time into believing we need a drug for everything. Seriously, everything. Every magazine, every television show and everywhere you click on the internet has commercials for a drug that of course is exactly what you need for whatever ails you at the moment. You probably didn’t even know you needed it until you saw the commercial. Having reached menopause, I do know what a hot flash and night sweat feels like, but taking a drug that may cause “probable dementia” or “feelings of suicide” along with a host of other side effects including heart attack, gall bladder disease and stroke, to name a few, do not seem like the best choice to me. What about you? Look, I know we all know someone who was saved by some drug. Antibiotics alone have saved a lot of people since it’s discovery, but now we have so overused them, our chances of them working for us if we are hit with this or that disease becomes iffy. I had a kidney infection this year that required antibiotics. The first one the PA prescribed me had a side effect that could cause your achilles tendon to snap. I read that and I said no way am I taking this. That would affect me in such an adverse way that I was not willing to take the chance. So I called and got a new prescription for an old time antibiotic that did the trick. The PA thought I was overreacting, but would I be if I was that one person??? So this...