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Client Testimony

I have suffered from pain for years due to a near death accident, enduring severe pain in my left shoulder blade which hurt everyday and every time I inhaled.  No matter how many massages and chiropractic visits I had, the pain continued to the point of being in tears. I attended Julie’s Reiki Circle one day and was in so much pain I didn’t think I could make it much longer then Julie put her hands on my back.  I took a deep breath in and I was able to sit tall with no pain at all. I couldn’t believe it!  Julie removed the bad energy that has been stuck there for years. ~ Jill K., Los Angeles

Feeling moody?  Out of balance?  Low on energy?  Lack of mental focus?  Lethargic?  Weight gain?  It might be time for a cleanse.

Here is a recipe for my green smoothie cleanse that I do once a season.  It alkalizes, nourishes, and facilitates healing in the body while assisting with the release of toxins from cell tissue.  When I do the green smoothie cleanse, I live off the smoothies for a MINIMUM of 3 days to purify my body of toxins.  The first day is always the hardest and may be accompanied by a detox headache, depending on how many toxins are in your system.  As toxins are released from cell tissue, they enter the bloodstream and this is what causes the headache.  A detox headache is an indicator that the cleanse is working - try to resist taking any pain relievers or chemicals to reduce the pain as those chemicals make the body acidic and just add more toxins into the body.  So hydrate, hydrate, hydrate to help flush toxins out of the body's system faster.

I recommend you see a health care practitioner prior to making any radical changes to your diet.  This recipe is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical conditions a person may have.

In a blender or juicer, combine the following:
 ■ 12 oz Coconut Water
 ■ 1/2 lemon, cut off rind
 ■ 1/2 granny smith apple
 ■ 1 banana
 ■ fresh mint leaves (add to taste)
 ■ kale (a generous handful)
 ■ parsley (a generous handful)
 ■ 2 T aloe vera pulp
 ■ 2 T goji berry juice
 ■ 1 T raw organic green superfood powder (I use Perfect Food brand)

Sipping on smoothies throughout the day is best.  The good thing about this cleanse is that you can have as many smoothies as you like so there's no need to feel 'starved'.  I actually feel very energized by day 3 of the cleanse, full of vitality and with great mental focus.  Feel free to add other spices to enhance the flavor as you wish (cinnamon, ginger, etc.).  I like my smoothies a little sweet, so it doesn't taste like I am eating foliage. 

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** If your detox symptoms are intolerable, you can slow the detox process by eating some steamed vegetables.  For more information on dealing with symptoms of detox, please see my previous blog posting The "Healing Crisis": Dealing with Energy Shifts and Detox.  Also, after you are finished with the cleanse you want to integrate solid foods slowly back into your routine.  Start with steamed vegetables and work your way up to other harder to digest foods such as cheese or meats, etc. 

Happy Health!

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