**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 :):)

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Green Juice : The Crohns Destroyer


One of the best drinks that you can consume for any illness is a green juice.  It is amazing the energy that I feel just minutes after drinking just 12-16oz.  I have such mental clarity with the ability to think through and solve problems easily.  I do not wander into a room anymore and forget why I went in there – haha.  I notice that even when I wake up at 5:20am for work, I am fully alert and I can feel the difference. 

What is it about green juice that helps to solve so many health problems??

  • Energizing – It is basically liquid sun (Chlorophyll) = oxygen to the blood/energy burst!
  • Detoxifying – Flushes out toxins, bacteria, ect.. that slow your body down.
  • Cleansing – Purifies the blood!
  • Anti-inflammatory – Because it goes directly 100% into your blood stream it decreases inflammation all over the body.
  • Regenerating – The healing properties of each of the ingredients rebuild the body and heal.

Try this drink out only if you have developed a taste for this amazing juice

The Lemon Ginger Blast = (Dan McDonald Recipe)

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Lemon – Whole
  • ginger – 1 thumb
  • mint – 1 bunch
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 fennel
  • 3-4 celery
  • 1/2 bunch dandelion
  • 2-3 leaves Kale
  • 1 bunch cilantro

 

Super simple chart for what Juicing can do for you!!


Super simple chart for what Juicing can do for you!!

This chart is so simply awesome I had to share it. It can be found on http://rawedibles.blogspot.com/2013/06/build-your-own-juice.html Visit this site for some great information!! It shows the 4 basic categories for creating a great juice combination. Great for the beginning juicer on what to mix and include in a healing juice.

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:)