Raw vegetable juicing is fabulously healthy and cleansing, as long as you do not tend towards diarrhea. If you are underweight and suffer from bloating or frequent bowel movements, then your system is likely not healed enough yet to tolerate raw juice and it will likely give you diarrhea. In that case, use these easily tolerated shake recipes instead.

If you tend towards constipation, then raw juice can be a wonderful thing if you also throw in blueberries, plums, and pitted cherries (use them instead of apples or pears) – which encourage bowel movements. You would also benefit from adding a heaping teaspoon of ground chia seed to your juice.

If you don’t have a high quality juicer that preserves the live enzymes in the juice, then you need to purchase one. Recommended juicer