**The Beet Transit Test**

**Photo credit: http://www.cuisineandhealth.com/colon-healthy-simple-beet-poop-test-will-seeing-red-literally/

The article link above provides some excellent information on how to check your colon health and to keep it as healthy as possible.  I do a beet transit test each Sunday as part of my mock fecal transplant therapy that I have posted about many times.

For a normal human you should start to see beet red stool after about 18-24 hours of consuming it.  When you have cleansed everything out as I have mentioned before, you see that much faster and you know you are now clear.

This test can tell you a lot of things.

  1. If you never see the beets: you are really constipated and slow moving in the gi.
  2. If you see it too quickly and you have not cleansed, you have IBS-D active.
  3. If you see it in about 12+ hours, you are doing pretty well.

Here is my recipe for today and it was pretty tasty also:

Beet Transit Juice + Choice probiotic

  • 3 small/med beets
  • 3 apples
  • 1/2 bag cranberries
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Coconut water to taste

Please consider the weekly cleanse.  I cleanse out with herbal and PH water.  I drink this juice and take probiotics to reseed the gi tract.

Have a great week ahead :):)


What to expect when juice cleansing : The detox phase!!

Many people start juicing and begin to feel worse than they did before they started (The detox phase). The odds are that you have been eating an American diet for many years and you body is clogged up with a ton of toxins, bacteria and candida (yeast).  When I started the first few weeks of adding juice to my diet, I got headaches, felt tired and even got flu-like symptoms.  This was my body releasing years of toxins from my liver and other organs.  Some people even break out in pimples, but that will pass.  My GI tract also had an overgrowth of bacteria, candida(yeast) and possible parasites.  It takes a lot of mental strength to push through this phase, but everyone will go through it and the payoff is worth all the detox symptoms by far!  Once you make it through this phase and clear your body, you get mental clarity, a burst of energy all day long and a calm system overall.  I am so thankful that I did not give up during this phase and stuck with it.  Please read up on this so that you know what to expect as you start:)