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Juice Fasting

We are so excited!  We just recently returned from a visit to a Detox Center in Massachusetts. We were on a modified 7-day juice cleanse, which included freshly extracted vegetable juices as well as vegetable broths and pureed vegetable soup.  Additional whole food supplements were added throughout the day and we also participated in light exercise as well as other detoxification methods.  All in all, it was an excellent “cleansing” experience all the way around.

We felt so great when we returned home that we have agreed that each week we will devote one day and possibly more to juicing, broth, soups, or smoothies.  We felt so energized, we had lost a few pounds and some of our aches and pains disappeared.  It was good to rid the body of some unwanted toxins.

Our digestive system was given the break it needed so the rest of the body was able to get the attention to mend a few things and restore a few others.  We were never “starving” although there were a few times at the end where even chewing on a piece of celery sounded appealing.

Experiencing this fast with each other proved to be quite beneficial for a number of reasons: First, when one of us got a bit discouraged, the other was quick to give an uplifting word to help get over that moment.  Second, we experienced very little true discomfort, but since colonics can be a bit awkward, we could share with each other our experiences and feel reassured it wasn’t too abnormal. Finally, since we were able to complete it, we knew that we should continue this each week after we returned home.

We would love it if you would join us on this once a week journey to relieve our digestive systems of their duties.  We choose Mondays as our day to feast on juices or broth or smoothies. If another day suits you better, then by all means choose the day that fits your schedule.  We will let you know how we are feeling, what juices, broths or smoothies we chose to consume and we want to hear from you as well.

We believe in the power of juicing.  We also see the value in smoothies.  The liquid vegetable broth is also a powerful way to satiate while still consuming nutrients.  It is easy to make and will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.  If you don’t feel like drinking water, this broth is an excellent, flavorful addition for that one-day of fasting from solids.

Join us and find out for yourself how a one day juice cleanse each week will transform your health with vast improvements and greater stamina and vitality.  We look forward to hearing from you each week as we all share how our bodies are experiencing this next level of health.


  1. alicel037 April 2, 2014

    My husband and I will join you on Mondays! We just returned from 7 days of detox juicing and exercising in Costa Rica. And we felt great! That was our third time to go. We believe in the benefits of juicing.

    • DoveLife April 2, 2014

      Hi Alice1037.. I’m planning to travel to Costa Rica and very interested in detox /exercising program. Where do you recommend in Costa Rica – considering the resort (Pura Vida)…Thanks..

      • Mercy Dienye April 3, 2014

        I will certainly join you on Mondays. Hope there will be a guideline on how to do the juicing?

  2. alicel037 April 2, 2014

    Hi DoveLife! We went twice to Jump Start Costa Rica Weight Loss & Wellness (and once to their facility in New York). It is not a resort, but a small retreat in the town of Samara on the Pacific Coast. Here is their link for more info: They use Hallelujah Acres products (BarleyMax). Hint: sometimes they have a Groupon special that you might want to be on the lookout for. We will probably be going again in September. Pura Vida!

  3. Golden age April 2, 2014

    Hello,good to hear about the wonders of juice fasting ,I will be joining on Mondays too.Let us put prayers as an important exercise in our programme .lol

  4. cacoon April 2, 2014

    So is there a guideline of how to do the juice fast?

    • Gettinghealthier April 4, 2014

      I am not able to go anywhere to do one, can you please tell me how to do it at home. thanks.

  5. Mountain Breezes April 2, 2014

    I live in New England, anyone know what Detox Center in Massachusetts the Malkmuses went to???

  6. Rolls Royce April 2, 2014

    Excited to participate in this detox…will you be sending the outline, recipes, etc?
    I do carrot juice everyday, but excited to try this!

  7. Sarah Boschung April 3, 2014

    What is the name of the detox center in MA?

  8. where is the link oh what we are to do and when to start? I know on Mondays but I need the feed on it for all instructions. Thanks. PGM

  9. chibi1 April 3, 2014

    I just completed a 26 day detox so am interested in a once a week cleanse to keep up wit the results I achieved. Looking forward to the instructions.

    • Shelly63 April 3, 2014

      what did you do? Completely juice or what? How did you do it? I really want to detox also.

  10. Would also like to know of detox center in Ma since that is where I live

  11. Who is going to answer our questions?

  12. Gettinghealthier April 4, 2014

    I agree…who is answering because some of us need help :).

  13. Raw Chef Rawls April 7, 2014

    I’ve been enjoying regular “juice fasting” (one day a week and a 1-4 week long juice fast once a year), for 15+ years. It’s been a major blessing. In the fall of 2012, I switched my weekly (one day) fast to a water only fast (unless I have a busy day landed, and if so I juice fast). Monday has always been my weekly fast day!

  14. Raw Chef Rawls April 7, 2014

    For more info on this weekly fast/cleanse check out this article.

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