Sometimes Juice Cleansing Isn't All Rainbows & Unicorns.

I asked Raymond about people who come into Green Beards looking for a quick fix and whether that's an unrealistic expectation:

Juice Cleanse Side Effects and Symptoms:

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and people with compromised immune systems or advanced heart, liver or kidney disease should also avoid juice cleanses.

When I first decided to do a 3-day juice cleanse I thought it would be a walk in the park, boy was I wrong. In terms of context, I must divulge that I've recently been SEVERELY affected by a number of documentaries which I outline here. They focus on animal agriculture, factory farming, global warming and the benefits of juicing among other things.

Billed as a way to "kick-start a healthy lifestyle, "eliminate food cravings" and "reset eating habits," juice or detox cleanses often involve swallowing only "liquid food," as some manufacturers describe it, and not chewing any solid foods for several days.

Depending on which cleanse a person does, and how many bottles of juice or glasses of "lemonade" they drink, the calories that a person winds up consuming daily can range from about 800 to 1,200 calories. When done for 10 days, the low-calorie intake that comes with doing a Master Cleanse or other regimen could send the body into starvation mode, meaning it will try to conserve calories by slowing down metabolism, because the body is unsure when it will be fed again, Applegate said.

4 Ways to Avoid These Common Juice Cleanse Symptoms.