Here are 3 reasons you want to drink organic, fresh juice…every day.
- The food supply is deficient: Over the past 100 year, soils around the world have been depleted of their vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. For example, when your grandparents ate an apple, it contained as much nutrients as 10 apples today. When they ate a small salad, it would be the equivalent of you eating a bucket full of salad. The reality is our stomachs cannot eat enough fresh, organic produce each day to get the adequate amount of nutrition our bodies need. Thus juicing allows for a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes to enter the body and help it function optimally.
- Much of the food supply is toxic: The typical piece of produce on a supermarket shelf is over a month old. It was picked green and it was most likely grown with pesticides. Some think we can just wash off the chemicals but sadly many of them end up inside the produce through absorption from the skin and from the ground. Produce grown with pesticides may contain 1/3 as many nutrients as organically grown produce. The reason is that pesticides kill good bacteria in the soil and prevent that bacteria from digesting inorganic materials in the soil and delivering those nutrients to the plant. Organic produce contains more organic water content, which in turn makes for a greater amount of nutrition, especially when juicing.
- Our bodies are toxic: A few centuries ago the air was fresh, the water was clean, we grew most of our own food in our own back yards, and life was more simple. Today with a growing population, the demand on our natural resources is truly taxed. We live in cities that have air pollution, our food is grown with poisonous chemicals, our water has chemicals in it, we take antibiotics that kill off our good bacteria, we don’t sleep, we are tired, we are indoors most days away from adequate sun exposure…ok well you get the point.
The body cannot detoxify fast enough if we are not helping it do so. This is why we must find ways to get nutrients into our bodies that help detoxify the different channels of elimination. These include the liver, gallbladder, skin, lymphatic system, and more. Every day the toxins accumulated can clog up the liver. The liver is the chemical treatment plant of the body. If you can detox your liver, you can have a clean waste treatment plant and all the toxins that come in will more easily leave.
Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables helps purify the blood, cleanse and detox the liver and gallbladder, and make for a system that absorbs nutrition and rids itself of toxins.
As we said before, juicing is just a component of optimal health, but it’s a VERY important one.
WHAT MAKES PRESS TOGETHER JUICES UNIQUE?
- We make our organic juice daily.
- We combine our fruit and vegetable juices for maximum nutrition and detoxification based on science. Though we strive for good taste, good health is our primary motivator.
- We have gardens that we source from (some of which are our own depending on the season) with produce that is grown with a high-BRIX method of organic farming. This means we are putting nutrients back into the soil so that you can drink one glass of our juice that may have the equivalent nutrients of 5 bottles of anyone else’s.
We only serve raw, organic, cold-pressed juice from higher nutrient fruits and vegetables. All of our juices are made fresh and never pasteurized with heat or pressure (HPP). Both of these processes destroy both good and bad bacteria. Based on the latest science we believe your body and overall health is dependent on having more good bacteria in the gut than bad. Any type of pasteurization inhibits this process of overcoming the bad with the good. Last but not least, our juices taste amazing.
WHAT’S YOUR SHELF LIFE?
All of our juices are made from raw, organic, high-nutrient produce. Each juice contains live enzymes, nutrients, vitamins, and love. When you get your juice, make sure to refrigerate it as soon as you get home. We put an expiration date on each bottle but ideally you want to drink the juice within the first 2-3 days of its original manufacture date to get the maximum benefit.
SINCE WE ARE COMFORTABLE WITH EACH OTHER NOW, WHAT ABOUT COLONICS AND ENEMAS?
Let’s just cut to the chase. A clean colon = a healthy body. Your goal is to have a bowel movement for each time you eat. The colon is your body’s primary channel of elimination. If you eat 3 times/day, you need to go #2 three times per day. Did you get all that? The secret to a clean colon is more beneficial bacteria in the gut than the bad. The way to do this is eating (or juicing) more fruits and vegetables.
The truth though is that sometimes your body needs some assistance cleansing the colon. This is where home enemas come in. If you are interested in learning more, contact us and we can share some good information.
If you are constipated and feel you need more help than an enema can give, consider going to a professional and discussing colonics.
WHAT ABOUT HYDROTHERAPY AND DRY BRUSHING?
Hydrotherapy is the king of immune building activities. When the body is exposed to hot water followed by cold water and then this cycle is repeated, the T-cell count will increase and your immune system will benefit. The trick is getting the water in your shower hot enough to look forward to the cold. Three minutes of hot water should be followed by 30 seconds of cold. Repeat this three times and you will feel amazing. One of our founders does this every day.
Dry brushing is a technique for exfoliating skin, using a dry, natural, bristle brush to gently brush the skin. The brushing technique increases blood flow and circulation to the surface of the skin, promoting skin cell production and toxin release. Regular practices help to give your skin a healthy glow, and enhances detoxification.
I AM ON A CLEANSE AND I CAN’T HAVE A BOWEL MOVEMENT TO SAVE MY LIFE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Don’t worry, be happy mon. The good news is that you realize you should be pooping and you are not. Most people are happy with one or two bowel movements a week. Don’t ask.
There are a few things you can do to help get your colon back on track. Remember when drinking only juice, no digestion is needed. This means your body will slowly cleanse itself of old toxins and waste and will begin to repair other areas that need some TLC.
There are a number of things you can do to speed up bowel movements, not just while juicing but everyday:
#1- Drink more water. This is the number one cause of constipation. You should drink at least 50% of your body weight in ounces of water every single day to maintain optimal health.
#2 – Exercise. This is an amazing way to stimulate your colon. Just a 20 minute walk outdoors will help more than you know.
#3 – Fresh Air. The body needs fresh oxygen to energize itself and rid the body of toxins. What many don’t know though is that with more fresh air, your digestion can actually improve. Take 5 minutes outside today and take in some deep breaths.
#4 – Gratitude and Stress Reduction. If you sneak up on a cat and scare it while it is eating the digestion will stop and not begin again for up to 5 hours. The same is the case when we stress out. The body believes you are in an emergency and won’t digest food. Take a few minutes at the beginning and end of each day to count 10 things you are thankful for. This will help you lower your stress levels and experience better digestion.
SO I GOT MY DETOX BOX, AND I AM HUNGRY ENOUGH TO EAT AN ELEPHANT. WHERE IS THE ZOO?
Save the elephants. If there is one lesson you will learn when detoxing, it is the the power of your own appetite. This can vary depending on how toxic your body is and how faithfully you stick with the plan. If you miss your scheduled drink time and then miss some water, you may find yourself very, very hungry. Consider this detox a challenge that you can and will overcome. Drink more water in between juices. Staying hydrated helps to curb your appetite. If you are still starving at the end of the day, add an additional juice or 2 to your daily cleanse regime. If you are highly active, or above average in weight and/or height, you may require more calories throughout the day. For example, the tall dude will need more to drink than the petite female.
WILL I NEED TO SPEND THE DAY IN THE BATHROOM?
It all depends on how toxic you are. If your colon is clogged, then most likely your body needs to get rid of toxins and it will do just that when you start giving it the gift of juice. It really just depends. If you know you have not been having bowel movements like you should, then yes your body will need a bathroom more than someone who stays pretty regular. If you eat a lot of junk food, meat, etc. then yes you will be going to the bathroom more than usual. If you drink a lot of alcohol, then yes your body needs to rid itself of the toxins ingested. In with the good, out with the …ok you get it.
CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE CLEANSING?
No. Alcohol slows down optimal liver function and juicing speeds it up. Think of fresh juice and alcohol as arch enemies.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR JUICE AND THE JUICE I MAKE AT HOME?
Have you ever seen images of people stepping on fresh grapes and all the juice coming out? Well that’s how they juiced since the dawn of time and the science as to why pressing juice is best is now becoming clear in the 21st century. Most home juicers are centrifugal juicers. This causes the juice to heat up while the blade is spinning. Heating any food past 118 degrees kills the enzymes and good bacteria. This is why raw, cold-pressed juice is so good for you.
The juice you buy at the store has been pasteurized and that is done by heat or pressure, both of which don’t allow you to benefit from live enzymes, good bacteria, and probiotics.
We buy our organic produce in bulk and find that many people who buy our juice have a juicer at home. They tell us that often they don’t have the time to juice and the cost of buying produce in small amounts ends up being near our retail price.
CAN I DO THE DETOX BOX WHILE AT WORK?
That is a great idea if we do say so ourselves. So you will be drinking water or juice every hour and your body will need to get rid of that liquid just as often. This means you will be peeing a lot. If you can afford a bathroom break once every hour then yes at work is fine. We have many people do it at work because they find that the time saved from snacks and breakfast/lunch breaks is easily made up with just a few trips to the bathroom.
Some get way more energy while juicing and others feel much more relaxed. It all depends to be honest.
CAN I EXERCISE OR WORKOUT WHILE DETOXING?
Yes. Exercise is so important to help rid the body of toxins. Exercise helps with digestion. Sweating helps rid the body of toxins. When cleansing we encourage you to walk or do mild physical activity so that your body can use the majority of it’s energy in restoring and repairing itself.
CAN I DRINK TEA, SODA, OR COFFEE DURING A CLEANSE?
Drinking just one cup of a caffeinated drink will cause a 40% reduction in blood flow to your brain says a new study out of Wake Forest. We think people need that 40% of brain power. Also caffeine causes other health issues including a shorter life span. So ditch the caffeine and go for the stuff your body really needs to have constant energy.
To get the full benefits of a detox, we encourage you to remove all caffeine from your diet.
CAN I DETOX WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
We think you should consult your physician before beginning a cleanse.
WILL I BE TIRED DURING A CLEANSE?
Everyone is different. Some days of cleansing you will have more energy than ever. Other days of cleansing you will feel wiped out. It really depends. When the body is cleansing it is focusing on fixing anything that needs some TLC and repair. At times this means high energy levels are sacrificed for building up the body. If you are tired, we encourage you to take it easy. Your body will be better off because of your decision and determination.
HOW MANY DAYS SHOULD I DETOX/CLEANSE?
Just one day per month is a great way to help the body maintain optimal health. What is your goal for detoxing? Are you trying to lose weight? That may take a few days to meet your goal. If you have a degenerative disease you may want to cleanse for a longer period of time. If you are wanting to get a new start on life, we encourage at least 3 days to help reboot the body’s organs and systems.
WHAT DO I DO TO PREPARE FOR DETOXING?
We include a how-to guide in each Detox Box. We can also email you a more in depth how-to. From our experience, we suggest you mentally prepare and physically prepare by drinking 50% of your body weight in ounces the day before a cleanse and stay away from any junk food, alcohol, and caffeine. After your cleanse is over do the same but on the first day after a cleanse try to eat more raw fruits and vegetables than anything else. This helps get your digestion restarted and working optimally.
HOW DO I COME OFF OF A CLEANSE?
Your body has experienced a lot of change over the last few days. To make your transition back to solid foods safely, it is important to focus on fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as cucumbers, celery, apples, melons, and berries. Your cleanse booklet will provide all the dirty details.
WHAT IF I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION THAT REQUIRES PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION?
Please consult your doctor before starting a cleanse.
WILL I LOSE WEIGHT DURING MY CLEANSE?
It all depends. The body does something amazing to save you from toxins…it encapsulates those toxins in fat cells. This means that when detoxing you often will begin to lose weight. This may not always be the case but one thing is for sure, you are helping the body relearn how to function correctly. This primarily begins with eliminating toxins via going to the bathroom. If you want to lose weight, the safest way is to rid the body of toxins via healthy and regular bowel movements.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A CLEANSE?
Our 16oz juices are all approximately 200 calories each. A cleanse with 6 juices could be around 1200-1800 calories depending on which juices you select. Calories are a funny thing though. Calories are just a measure of energy. The body knows what to do with calories from fruits and vegetables. It uses them to build the body and not pack on the pounds.
AFTER I FINISH MY CLEANSE, HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRINK A JUICE?
We want you to consume 10-15 servings of fruits and vegetables each day to get all the nutrients your body needs. The truth is that this can be difficult. If you find yourself not meeting this ideal, this is why we encourage juicing on a regular basis.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEANSE?
Some believe once per month. Others once per quarter for a few days. If you change the oil in your car every few thousand miles, ask yourself how often you should help eliminate the bad from your beautiful body.
WHAT ARE SOME ‘DETOX’ SYMPTOMS?
cold sores/canker sores
increased sex drive
*To help with any of these, you can drink herbal teas during and after your cleanse. We recommend pau d’ arco, echinacea, peppermint, valerian root, dandelion root, or milk thistle.
WHAT ABOUT ALL THE SUGAR FOR DIABETICS?
If you have diabetes, we encourage you to speak to your physician before beginning a cleanse. We also suggest you look into how the body reacts to sugars from fruits and vegetables. It is entirely different than from other foods.
Another area to explore is what causes diabetes. It’s not sugar, it’s fat. Stop by or come to one of our free seminars and let us explain what the latest science is revealing.