Juice fasting is the quickest way to detoxify the body and promote healing.  Fasting is the most effective method known to draw out poisons from the cells and tissues through the entire body.

Juicing provides concentrated nutrients and antioxidants. A combination of fruit and vegetable juices are used in our programme as fruits are the best detoxifiers and vegetables the best rebuilders at a cellular level.

The bodys cleansing and healing forces are enhanced when you abstain from food. Old and diseased cells are removed and new and healthy cells are grown to take their place. The body is rejuvenated. Fasting is not starvation.

Fasting is the oldest therapeutic treatment known to man. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was a proponent of fasting as a means of achieving good health.

“Fasting is the most efficient means of correcting any disease.” – Dr. Adolph Mayer

When the body is not burdened with the task of digesting and eliminating food, it can focus its energy on pulling out and flushing toxins from the body.

The results of juice fasting are remarkably similar to water fasts, but with additional benefits.

Juicing provides concentrated nutrients, including valuable antioxidants which prevent free radical damage.

Fasting in the traditional sense is abstaining from all food and liquids except for water. Throughout history, people from different cultures and religious backgrounds have followed cleansing practices to purify and reawaken mind, body and soul.

At Namasté Wellness Retreats we do not advocate the radical water only approach to fasting. Our approach is the consumption of life generating non-solid foods (organic fruit and vegetable juices). In addition we provide optimum nutrition through a multitude of supplements which cultivate a feeling of well-being and satiety.

When properly utilised, fasting is a safe and effective means of maximising the body’s self-healing capacities with truly amazing results. Fasting is also known to slow down the ageing process.

Addictions to alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and food are examples where fasting can dramatically reduce the often protracted withdrawal symptoms that prevent many people from making long-term changes.  Most people are surprised at how easy it is to quit bad habits with the help of fasting.
A wonderful thing about fasting is that it puts an interval between the behavior that you are accustomed to and the behavior that you aspire to.  We tend to be creatures of habit, and the ways that we are accustomed to eating and living feel as natural to us as breathing.  That is why it is so difficult for people to stop bad habits.  But fasting brings your present lifestyle to an abrupt halt.  It gives you an opportunity to pause, reflect and decide how you are going to conduct your life afterwards.  This enables you to make a break with your past and set off in a new, more positive direction.
There is nothing routine about eating after a fast.  Each meal is a celebration.  After fasting, you tend to be very conscious about what you are putting into your mouth, and why.  Fasting heightens your awareness, as well as your appreciation for food.  By fasting, we learn to eat with reverence. It is the non-doing aspect of fasting that enables us to make behavioral changes by stopping, pausing and interrupting our usual patterns. We learn to take more conscious control of ourselves.