60 Day Juice Feast – Day 35

by Courtney on November 20, 2007

As you can see, I had some fun with my newly discovered toy – IPHOTO! YAY! I also added some pictures from our hike up Red Mountain, which you can see on my post on day 33.

Today’s Feast, in order of consumption:

1.5 TBS Max Stress B Complex
10 oz. chanca piedra (break-stone) tea
16 oz. green juice w/lemon, ginger, cayenne, turmeric, and salt
30 oz. romaine/apple/red bell pepper juice w/ 1/4 TBS MSM
40 oz. green juice w/ lemon, ginger, cayenne, turmeric, and salt
1 TBS bee pollen
32 oz. orange juice w/ 3/4 TBS MSM and 1 TBS Nature’s First Food

1/2 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS bee pollen
6 oz. chanca piedra (break-stone) tea
32 oz. coconut water/milk
Weekly Inventory Time!
  • My skin has totally cleared up from its recent eruptions.
  • I have been having VERY dream-filled sleep lately.
  • Bowel movements have slowed down a bit.
  • Have lost some more weight for a total of 15.2 lbs since starting the Juice Feast.
  • Endurance has definitely increased when exercising.
  • Body odor seems to have left altogether.
  • I also have noticed that I don’t have bad breath at all anymore – no matter what I’ve drank or how long its been since I brushed my teeth.
  • My body is definitely trying to get me into a regular sleep schedule – it gets sleepy at about 10pm and wakes up a little before 7am.

My fasting blood sugar this morning was 102 – a little high again. However, I had had a bunch of orange juice last last night. So basically, my sugar is fine as long as I don’t do fruit juice too late at night. So, I’ll try to keep the higher glycemic juices to during the day. David Rain assured me that I don’t really have a blood sugar issue, and this kind of reaction from the blood sugar is pretty normal. He didn’t think I needed to be too strict on not having fruit juice at night, but its probably a good idea to abstain as much as I feel. When I eat, I eat a very low glycemic diet – I rarely eat fruit, and I don’t take in many sweeteners, such as agave or honey. If one is familiar with the phases of Dr. Cousen’s ‘Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine’, you’ll know what I mean when I say I normally eat a ‘Phase 1.5′ diet. Its only for this Juice Feast that I’m having so much fruit.

Some more questions from readers:

Hi Courtney, first time reader here too!! I love your blog, it is so inspiring to me!! I am thinking about joining the global juice feast or is it fast, in March with lots of people and support. It seems like something i definitely can do and really want to. Question: what does bee pollen do for you and where can i get it? Right now i am using vitamineral green 2X a day with water. Plus i green juice every morning. Love that so much. So, thanks for your blog, its awesome!! Michelle

Michelle,

Thank you very much, I am grateful for your visiting me :) The Global Juice Feast will start in March 2008. Although I will have just finished my Juice Feast recently, I plan to join in on the first week of the Global Feast and the last week. It will be too soon for me to do another long Juice Feast. It’s going to be wonderful! You can definitely do it :)

Bee pollen is one of my favorite superfoods. I am incredibly magnetized to it. It’s not so much that I notice a physical difference that I directly correlate to bee pollen, but I feel so deeply that it is nourishing and vitalizing for me. I resonate soooo strongly with bee pollen. I want to make an important specification here, however. I notice a HUGE difference, in every way, between LOCAL bee pollen and commercial bee pollen. I’m talking even if you get organic bee pollen from a raw food source, it is NOTHING like the bee pollen harvested locally, fresh. It is a totally different food and a totally different experience. Try to get as fresh and local as you can. If it is really fresh, the color is bright and it almost falls apart in your fingers. It should, at least, be very soft. You’ll still get great benefit from packaged bee pollen that’s a bit old, but if you can, go for the good stuff :)

Bee pollen is said to have everything in it that is necessary for us to live, and has more than 5000 enzymes and co-enzymes. This is more than ANY OTHER FOOD that exists. There’s a wonderful file David Rain has put together on bee pollen and other bee products, on the membership site of www.juicefeasting.com.

Vitamineral Green is a wonderful product – keep it up! HealthForce Nutritionals is definitely one of my favorite companies out there.

In my experience and opinion, the outlook which aids the most with emotional releases is to embrace them. I try to take them as head on as I can, and I am no longer afraid to deal with super intense feelings. I used to think I shouldn’t be feeling negative feelings, but that was just denial. Intense, negative emotions are not bad, and they take courage to experience. So I see them coming and I choose to really go into them and experience them as fully as I can. It’s usually very intense, but it makes the healing so much deeper and fuller. We don’t have to identify with our emotions. Everything is short lived. It is actually a very profound experience to feel such an emotional upheaval so fully, and yet know that everything will be fine in the big picture. And that’s the other key – everything will be fine. Everthing is perfect. It also takes a lot of courage to try to keep a sense of humor and lightheartedness about it all.

A great day it was, indeed! Getting a little chillier here in southern Arizona, but the sun is still so lovely and warm in the middle of the day, I love it :)

Courtney

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Anonymous November 20, 2007 at 9:42 pm

oh my, how do you live without eating meat?

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Anonymous November 20, 2007 at 11:12 pm

Hi Courtney, ive been following your blogs for about 3 weeks and i respect what you are doing. I just wanted to tell you that i relate 100% to what you said on day 32 i think it was, about being afraid of how powerful you know you can be. it was like i was reading my story because thats whats holding me back from doing my juice fast, havnt managed to get past day 5. i dont know what im scared of. anyway, keep on keeping on.

Regards,
Evagelia

South Africa

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Courtney Pool November 21, 2007 at 10:17 am

Comment 1: I live without meat very easily :) I haven’t had it in almost 2 and a half years. I have a great list of recommended resources – books, etc, if you’re interested in learning more about the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

Comment 2: Thank you! Are you fasting or feasting?

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Fitnessdiva November 21, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Hi Courtney!
Is it possible to know which juicer you have??
I have a 50$ Sears model :) That is not the best. I want to know which one is the best?
Thanks for your help!

Karine
P.S. I was very surprised to see SNATAM KAUR featured in your blog! My husband is Sikh and listen to her devotional chant sometimes. :)

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raw by default November 21, 2007 at 7:39 pm

Love the pictures. Isn’t photo manipulation fun?

It’s so interesting to see the effects of your feast and the progress you’re making.

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Courtney Pool November 21, 2007 at 8:00 pm

FitnessDiva,

Thanks for the question, good one! I answered this one on my post on day 21!

RawbyDefault,

Yes, I love Iphoto… its the new thing that keeps me entranced for far longer than it probably should ;)

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Anonymous November 22, 2007 at 3:14 am

Hi Courtney, i would like to feast but my job doesnt allow me to gat freshjuice any time of the day, only mornings and afternoons so i make it fresh before work and when i get home again, what do you think, any advice ?

Evagelia

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jessica November 22, 2007 at 5:02 am

great, inspirational,
fun photos.
you are radiant courtney.

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Raw is Hott! November 26, 2007 at 7:09 pm

I have not been able to force my self to drink vita-mineral green! I rather lick random people’s toe’s for the entire day!! Any tips on how to make healthy stuff bearable to consume??
Thanks!!

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