Today makes the 18th day of my 60-day juice cleanse. I'm finally free from a coated tongue, which was more coated than in other cleanses, and I'm feeling lite and energetic. I went through maybe 2 or 3 days of boredom where food sounded exciting. I didn't dare look at recipes, like I often do after 3 or so weeks of juicing, because food seemed too tempting. I felt no hunger, just the common boredom side-effect of long-term juicing.
What turned the tables for me was my free Is Juicing for Me discussion on the benefits of daily juicing, which I hold monthly at local venues like New Frontiers - San Luis Obispo, New Frontiers - Solvang, The Wellness Kitchen - Templeton, and online via teleseminar. Inspiring others to do a cleanse or add daily juice to their lifestyle really motivates me to continue on.
I just coached a group of 11 people on my 10-day Juice Cleanse program online and they all had amazing results. Some of their program testimonials include:
from Courtney of Winnemucca, NV
from Heather of Atascadero, CA
I'm excited to start the next 10-day group today, which includes some new folks and continuing juicers from the previous 10-day group. I have a few going to 30 and 40 days! So excited for their new sense of wellness.
The biggest reason I've doing such a lengthy cleanse this time around is due to a flare-up of Dermatomyositis. I have had one other flare-up in all of the years I've had this disease. Glad they are so few and far between because they are NO FUN.
The good news about the experience is I've fallen in love with acupuncture. In only one treatment, my severe skin symptoms were calmed, my face less red and my body relaxed. The tea concoction the practitioner provided is much less desirable though. I am one who will eat anything or do anything in the name of health. I can handle teas that other people think taste awful and I can do procedures like coffee enemas and colonics because of their benefits. This tea; however, is quite a challenge!
I'll be taking a 3 to 5-day retreat in February where I will stop juicing fresh veggies and fruits and consume water only. I will also go on a technology and speaking hiatus to go deep into meditation and healing. I'm excited and nervous.
Water fasting activates the inner healer like nothing else can. It enables cellular differentiation and assists people with autoimmune disease and even cancer by helping the body tell friend from foe. Juice cleanses do not enable the same differentiation, so I will sandwich a little water fast in between the beginning and end of my juice cleanse.
Upward and onward. Cheers!
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Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, Stephanie Austin, was guided into holistic living in 2002 when she was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis, an uncommon autoimmune disease affecting the skin and muscle.
Opting for education rather than medication, Austin enrolled in a Holistic Health Practitioner program in 2004 after realizing she'd been gifted with disease so that she may learn to heal herself and later teach others to do the same.
Since her education, Austin has released over 60 pounds and conquered years of junk food addiction through holistic healing and nutrition techniques that she now passes onto others through her business, Wellness by Mother Nature.
Austin has been the Director of Education and Board Member for the nonprofit organization, The Wellness Kitchen. She is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award from www.ACHS.edu.
Austin is an author, coach and speaker who empowers people on the healing value of nutrition and the innate self-healing abilities of a body in balance.
She has helped hundreds of people achieve balance through methods such as meditation, herbs, movement, supplements, aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, mind-body connection, energy healing and by closely listening to the needs of her clients.
It is awareness that brings change, not your effort. Why does it happen through awareness? - because the awareness changes you. And when you are different, the world is different. It is not a question of creating a different world, it is only a question of creating a different you. You are your world; so if you change, the world changes.
My Other Blogs
I've used several websites over the years to journal my juice cleanses. Since there are many years worth of journals, I am slowly moving them all to this one. Meanwhile, you can view my First Juice Fast blog here and a few others here and here.
If you're looking for program specific blogs (ie. Juice Cleanse or Gluten Free) visit the Classes and Programs here for their respective blogs, which are password assessable to clients only.
The Traveling Homesteader has an entirely separate blog here.
Otherwise, I write everything else here at www.StephanieAustin.com.