Is the Master Cleanse Better Than a Juice Fast?

Question by Tanya M: is the master cleanse better than a juice fast?
My boyfriend wants to start a juice cleanse, I think the master cleanse is the better option. Which is healthier?

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Answer by EddySays
The master cleanse is a starvation diet that causes weight loss by emptying the entire digestive tract and glycogen stores. It will “cleanse” the body but only in the same way that we can cleanse by discontinuing poor lifestyle choices. You don’t “detox” any quicker, just more dramatically.
Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to “cleansing” and “detoxing”.
There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood. WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
If he is still going to do one or the other, at least he will be getting some nutrition from the juice fast.
Good luck and good health.

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