Did you love our last juice cleanse interview? Well, you're in luck because we are featuring another amazing person...Sheila!
And, here are Sheila's comments on her previous cleanse experience & her experience this time!
This is my second time cleansing. I did my first one some time last year. Both times, I've gone with a three day cleanse. For my first cleanse, I wanted to give my digestive system a break, spring cleaning, and detox. I was very surprised when I found that I never got hungry through the cleanse. Sure, I had cravings, but I can't recall my stomach actually rumbling from hunger. Through the cleanse, I found myself in this sort of middle ground with my energy levels. I wasn't really tired, it was more I just didn't feel any extra energy or even bursts of energy through the day. It was more of an even, steady, sustaining energy level - just enough to get me through the day. I slept like a ROCK though, and that was wonderful.
I decided to cleanse this time for the same reasons. I am rounding out my third and last day of the cleanse, and have had a very similar experience. The only main difference between this cleanse and my first cleanse is I am finding it harder to turn down food. Because my cravings for solids have been much stronger this go around, I decided to honor my body with healthy snacks through the day such as a handful of blueberries or nuts here and there. This has nourished me enough without making me feel like I've lost the digestive benefits of the cleanse.
All in all I would recommend trying a cleanse in any form for every person. It could be a one day cleanse, a juice for dinner for a few days cleanse, or whatever. I've found that through cleansing, the body adjusts it's expectations and it has a clearer understanding of what it really needs instead of what it simply wants.
Thank you so much Sheila for being so open about your cleanse experience! We love that you customized it to your lifestyle by adding in healthy snacks as your body needed!
Interested in how to customize your cleanse to fit YOUR lifestyle? You can try a custom cleanse, and work with us to determine the perfect set of juices to fit your goals! Come in & chat with us, or shoot us an email; we would love to answer any and all of your questions!
Each Monday, we will post here on the blog about each chakra—discussing it more in depth, in regard to it’s manifestations in the body as well as ways to work to heal it. There will also be a weekly chakra-themed contest that you can participate in to win a free juice! First up...Root Chakra!
Ways to heal this chakra:
· Nutrition—earthy, root vegetables, red foods (cabbage, red apples, strawberries), foods that are high in protein
· Aromatherapy—diffuse ginger, clove, cedar, nutmeg or sandalwood essential oils
· Healing activities—being in nature, spending time with family (“returning to your roots”), doing this grounding yoga practice
White Birch Juice: Roots Chakra (carrot, apple, ginger)...We love this earthy, filling juice!
Drinking it makes us think of a balanced Root Chakra--content, stable, & fulfilled.
What makes you feel grounded?
Post your response (we’d love to see photos too!) on our Facebook page about what keeps you feeling earth-y and content!
The post with the most likes at the end of the week (8/2/2015) will win a free juice!
If you’ve been drinking White Birch Juice for a while, you might remember a time when we wrote a motivational quote on each juice bottle. Although we can’t do this anymore, we still want to provide you with a quick dose of inspiration.
With vacations and hot weather (& delicious treats like ice cream…), maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be pretty difficult. Here are 12 quotes to motivate you!
We’d be lying if we didn’t get a kick out of silly “national” days…so on this momentous day, we thought we’d take some time to really appreciate fresh spinach in all its glory!
Summer is the perfect time to whip out the blender or food processor! Looking for other things to do with it other than make a bajillion smoothies? Try this delicious, summer gazpacho today!
Recipe (makes approx. 4 servings):
1 bottle of Roots Chakra (our yummy & filling carrot, apple, ginger juice!)
3 medium sized tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3-4 tablespoons olive oil (optional, but it adds some creaminess!)
2 cups of chopped veggies (use your favorite! We used roughly 1 cucumber, 3 carrots, 1/4 onion, & 3 celery stalks)
Fresh basil, salt, & pepper to taste
In a high powered blender or food processor, blend Roots Chakra juice with basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, tomatoes (& chopped onions if used). When smooth, mix in the rest of chopped veggies.
Have you ever wondered what a 3-day cleanse would feel like? We thought we would bring a series to our blog that allows our customers to share their experiences (good & bad) during their cleanses!
First in this series is a couple...Caitlin & Chad! Caitlin was wonderful--she filled out the following questionnaire & sent us daily updates on how she & Chad were feeling!
Here's a quick introduction to their lifestyle & cleansing experience:
Occupation/hobbies: Chad is the orthodontist at Westfall Orthodontics, He LOVES to play golf. I am the Professional Relations Coordinator at Westfall Orthodontics, I enjoy gardening and riding my bike. I also love to cook. We have a one-year old son, Jack, and spend most of our time playing with him :)
Fun fact: Chad was in a putting contest with Phil Mickelson.
Favorite White Birch Juice: Chad-Turmeric Tonic, Caitlin-Green Gold
Is this your first time cleansing? No
If you're a veteran cleanse-r, could you describe your last experience? What made you decide to cleanse again? Any different goals/hesitations this time?
This is our second cleanse, so it's still newish to us :)
Before our first cleanse our biggest hesitation probably was whether or not we could actually make it three days, but once we picked up our juice we decided there was no way we were backing out or 'cheating' It was a lot of fun to do with Chad. We kept the same schedule, drank our juice, water and aloe water together. It was very motivating to have a partner to cleanse with, it kept the temptations away, we were committed to the same three day goal :) During the cleanse overall we both felt really good. We also both noticed that we slept SO well at night and woke feeling bright and refreshed, that was amazing!!! I do admit there were times when we missed eating but mostly I think it was because it was part of our daily routine.
We loved our first cleanse so much we couldn't wait to do it again! We felt so amazing and also experienced some positive changes after our first cleanse. We noticed that the cleanse helped us to kick certain cravings and pick up some new (much healthier) ones... Turmeric Tonic, Green Gold. During/after the last cleanse I felt that I was more focused and had great energy (even though I gave up my coffee habit for the cleanse!).
We don't have any hesitations starting our second cleanse, we are looking forward to feeling refreshed and recharged! Also I love being able to enjoy 7 tasty juices a day :)
And now, here are Caitlin's daily comments during the cleanse:
DAY ONE: Loooooved the happy cleansing note you put on our day one juices, that was so sweet and cute!
DAY TWO: We had a great day today, day 2 of our cleanse. We both woke up feeling very well rested and refreshed. We really LOVED the Sweet Mint, great addition to our cleanse kits! It's was a true treat, we drank that one around noon. I really loved drinking the Garden Goodness and Roots and Beets today, I enjoyed them all but those three especially. I had a very productive day and evening. I am looking forward to another fantastic nights sleep and waking feeling refreshed!
DAY THREE: Day three, we both felt great!!! Woke up feeling bright and refreshed. We both had a lot of energy all day!
YAY! Thank you so much Chad & Caitlin for sharing your experience with us, and we are so excited that you love "just juicin'!"
We absolutely adore the idea of cleansing with a friend! So, grab your best friend, your mom, or your partner, and start some healthy habits together with a cleanse!
During the summer, we can start to experience the uncomfortable symptoms of dehydration (dry skin, tiredness, food cravings, headaches, weakness). We all know that we should drink “plenty of water,” but it is sometimes a tough thing to do!
Here’s a recipe for a fast, easy infused water that can quench your thirst & brighten your day!
Cheers! Enjoy (and don't forget to post a picture to our Facebook, if you try it out!).
We don’t know about you, but in the summer, we become a LOT more active! We love to be outside soaking up the sunshine. But, sometimes while outside doing super fun activities like paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, or mountain climbing, there’s a good chance that we might start to feel drained and dehydrated. This is where juicing comes in!
Did you know that spinach is approximately 91% water? Guess you can put that on the long list of reasons to eat your greens!
We love fruits and veggies that contain high water contents—like watermelon, celery, cucumber, cantaloupe, strawberries, and carrots (…pretty much the ingredients we use in our juices!).
Already drinking a juice daily to combat these issues? Maybe start to incorporate beverages full of electrolytes…we love love love coconut water!
***Also, don’t forget the obvious (and most important) method to stay hydrated--drinking plenty of H2O!***
It’s a difficult thing to do…
Tip: Add a splash of citrus juice and some mint (or your favorite fresh herb) to your water and sip away!
Drink up, get outside, and play!
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