By Ramesh Bjonnes

Juice cleansing and intermittent fasting have become popular ways to improve health in recent years.  One of the main effects of a juice cleanse and a fast is that we feel more light, focused and relaxed. We simply feel better overall. Now, why is that? One of the main reasons is that cleansing and fasting rids the body of toxins, which are the main reasons we feel sluggish and tired in the first place.

How does that happen? A juice cleanse, for example, provide the body with alkaline superfoods while giving the stomach and digestive organs a chance to rest. During this resting period, the body cleanses itself of various toxins and restore its optimum life-giving functions.

Other cleansing diets, such as intermittent fasting, lets you fast for one day a week, or you simply skip one meal in your everyday routine and have a healthy juice drink instead. Studies have shown that a juice cleanse lasting only a few days can result in significant health improvements.

Three Good Reasons to Detox

Detoxification, on a fundamental level, simply means to eliminate toxins from your body. There are many health benefits gained from juice fasting, intermittent juice fasting, and a yoga detox program. Most people have a particular motivator that leads them to pursue those benefits. They may have a chronic health problem, or they may feel like something is “off” in the body, or they may simply have a specific result in mind. Whatever the reason, it serves as a motivator to shed the toxins and create more balance in life.

  1. Stress: Stress is a major part of modern life. Constant stress can feel overwhelming, and even moderate stress can have a strong negative impact on overall health. When you are stressed, you are more likely to eat unhealthy foods, which are often packed with fat and preservatives, which can cause distress in the digestive system. This is why stress can also affect your immunity. People who are feeling overly stressed may decide to pursue a detox to create greater mental balance and lower stress levels.
  2. Health changes: For many, the motivation comes from the need or desire for a health change. Maybe you want to have more energy or maybe you would like to shed a few pounds. Perhaps you are dealing with poor digestion and want to have a healthy digestive system, or perhaps you’re seeking to improve your diet and need an opportunity to begin. For others, the health changes may be more significant, such as reduced blood pressure, or weight loss. Some seek out these cleanses because they have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, and they want to minimize or repair some of the effects.
  3. Chronic issues: Some who pursue a detox may even have a chronic condition. They use the detox process as a way to reduce or eliminate chronic pain, or for greater balance and to improve day-to-day living.

Whatever your reason for doing a cleanse & detox, you may find benefits from it that you had never before imagined. Prama offers various Juice Cleanses and Wellness Retreats throughout the year.. Each one is centered around The Prama Wellness Method™ here at the Prama Wellness Center. Check out our schedule of upcoming retreats at  We are currently preparing for our longest and most extensive retreat of the year, our 10-Day Juice Cleanse. Signup now and save if you’re a returning participant or bring your friends and family and save on the September 10-Day retreat.  Let our experts and experienced staff support you as you prepare to cleanse and detox for the upcoming Fall season.

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Ramesh Bjonnes

Ramesh is the Director of the Prama Wellness Center where lifestyle is considered our best medicine. Ramesh is also a writer, yogi and workshop leader. He studied yoga therapy in Nepal and India, Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda and is a certified yoga detox therapist from the AM Wellness Center in Cebu, Philippines. He has taught workshops in many countries and is the author of four books, including Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit (InnerWorld) and Tantra:The Yoga of Love and Awakening (Hay House India).

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