Frequently Asked Questions

Q.WHAT IS A JUICE CLEANSE?

A. The nutritional and recuperative value of juices has been well known to Natural Doctors and Health Practitioners since the 19th century.

Juice Cleansing is a nutritional protocol where you replace all of your meals with freshly-made organic vegetable and fruit juices. So instead of eating cooked food, processed food or “instant” foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you drink delicious raw juices throughout the day. There’s no deprivation, no fasting and no starvation. You can drink unlimited quantities of all the fresh, delicious juice you want! It’s about abundance and celebrating this wondering gift of life you are living.

As we live, eat, and breath we accumulate toxins in the body. It’s important to take the time to release ourselves of these toxins, as they lead to problems with both the body and the mind. We spend an enormous amount of energy on the constant strain of digestion. When we stop eating solid food our digestive tracts and organs are no longer tied up, and all that blood and life force energy is free to help cleanse, nourish and heal the body.
Juice Cleanses surpass every nutritional element needed for human consumption and all your daily needs are met while providing a plethora of enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Juice cleansing is alkalizing, anti-inflammatory and highly detoxifying.

Some signs that it is time to cleanse are: a weakened immune system, troubled skin(eczema, psoriasis, acne), allergies, up and down moods, depression or anger, sleeplessness, poor digestion, weight gain, low energy, uncontrollable cravings and addictions, aches, pains, inflammation, unhealthy teeth/gums, bad breathe body odour, infections, dis-ease, and just feeling and looking blah.

Q. WHY DO A JUICE CLEANSE?

A. Simply because it’s one of the best things you could ever do for your body and mind! Sometimes we all need a fresh start, a new beginning and even a wakeup call to snap out of our unhealthy habits/patterns, stories, addictions, and even pity parties. Our bodies are innately intelligent and try to adapt to our life style choices physically mentally and emotionally. When things aren’t working, we know. Our bodies tell us everyday where we are at if we would just turn, feel and look inwards, we would know what needs to be taken care of. Let’s be honest. Many of the things that we choose to eat on a regular basis are really not that good for us. Things such as sugar, refined flours, fried foods, factory farmed meat, alcohol, processed foods, caffeine, and tobacco. (if you smoke) These are things people know we should avoid. So why do we keep eating them? Habit is one answer. Comfort is another. It’s easier to simply continue what we know than to make any sort of significant change. And juice cleansing doesn’t mean giving up any one (or even all) of these things, although it’s highly likely that you will. What juice cleansing is really about is just giving your body a break from those things and allowing the natural cleansing mechanisms to do what they were designed to do. What results over the course of many years is an accumulation of built up toxicity that inevitably results in poor health and disease. It’s difficult for the body to deeply cleanse when we are constantly choosing unhealthy lifestyles on a daily basis. So give yourself a break and give your body the gift of cleansing and nourishing itself!

Q. BENEFITS OF A JUICE CLEANSE?

A. The benefits of Juice Cleansing are limitless; there are so many benefits from Juice Cleansing that it’s just too many to list right here. Every major body system gets protected from disease on a Juice Cleanse.

That includes your…

Elimination system, Immune system & lymph nodes, Skin, Liver, blood, colon and digestive system, Skeletal system, heart and arteries, brain, eyes ,nervous system, endocrine system (hormone regulation) and reproductive system.

There’s not a single organ in your body that won’t be touched and improved by Juice Cleansing. You are bathing your cells in Nature’s medicine 24 hours a day! Those plant-based medicines, scientists have now proven, simply make it impossible for cancer tumors to grow in your body. They stabilize blood sugarand protect the pancreas, and they protect the bladder and kidneys from all sorts of diseases and infections. Chronic inflammation disappears rapidly under a juice feast, and people suffering from arthritis, gout or fibromyalgia watch in amazement as all those signs of disease simply vanish.

Juice Cleansing is a self-empowering practice, accessible to all, that can be accomplished while still going to work, exercising and taking care of family responsibilities. Never before has such a dramatically impactful, deep-cleansing program in which one can heal to completion been so accessible to the public. Nourishing your body with live enzymes, alkalinity, minerals, antioxidants, oxygen and proper hydration will put the body in a state of self renewal, self healing, and self rejuvenation.

Q: AM I GOING TO GET ENOUGH NUTRIENTS ON A JUICE CLEANSE?

A: Juice Feasting involves drinking the juice of 12-15 pounds of fruit and vegetables every day. It is impossible to eat in a day what we put in your juices daily. Everything is organic, farm fresh, raw with minimal processing keeping all life giving nutrients intact to give your body what it needs to cleanse, nourish and heal.

Q. HOW MUCH JUICE SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING PER DAY?

A. This all depends on a person’s lifestyle but a minimum of 4 litres a day is recommended. If you are recovering from surgery or working on healing and reversing a health challenge specific juices for aid your body into speedy recovery is recommended. Our Juice Cleanses can always be tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle, just give us a call or email us with details and we will work with you to make sure you have exactly what you need. Our Juice Cleanses have been specially designed by Joanne Gero (Owner of Prana/ Naturopath ND/Holistic Nutritionist) are packed with dense high quality produce sure to compliment anyone’s lifestyle or healing process. If you really feel you need more than the recommended daily protocol, simply let us know, reach out to our professions prior to starting your Juice Cleanse so we can make exactly what YOU need. We want this Juice Cleanse to be the best experience of your life!

Q: WHERE DO I GET MY PROTEIN?

A: Protein is made from amino acids as building blocks, and amino acids are in everything. Our best protein sources on the Juice Cleanse are: the 6-8lbs of leafy greens daily which are approximately 40 percent protein. The World Health Organization estimates that we need around 35 grams of protein each day, and we meet or exceed these protein requirements on a Juice Cleanse. (It is commonly known among the world of Plant-Based eaters that if you are consuming enough calories in a day, it is impossible to be protein deficient).

Q: WHAT IF I DON'T STAY WITH A DIET OF PLANT-BASED FOODS AND RETURN TO EATING MY STANDARD DIET PRIOR TO MY JUICE CLEANSE?

A. First, it is extremely valuable to understand that the person that you are now, and the person that will be eating food after the Juice Feast, are two different people. We have developed a cellular memory over years of eating processed foods laden with excitotoxins (substances like MSG, aspartame, artificial colorings and flavourings) that have trained us to eat those foods. During the Juice Cleanse your body is going to release this cellular memory significantly, making it much less likely that your physiology is going to prompt you to reach for the foods that have been doing you less than the best. Drinking 12-15 lbs of produce each day is a cellular retraining as well. Many Juice Feasters find that they are craving live plant foods at the end of the Juice Cleanse, due to the flood of amazing nutrition they have been pouring through their body.

You are also going to experience a level of health that you may have never known in your adult life. People will comment on how great you are looking. Your mind will sharpen. Your libido will increase. Your heart of love and compassion for yourself and the world will open up wider than before. These are things that are maintained by eating a living plant-based diet, but will be diminished by processed, dead foods.

Q. CAN I EXERCISE AND GO TO WORK ON A JUICE CLEANSE?

A. Yes!! You will be getting enough calories everyday to be able to do what you normally do. You may feel a little more tired during the first 1-3 days, and you may find yourself going to bed a little earlier. The lighter you eat for a few days before the Juice Cleanse, the less tired you will feel when you start your cleanse

Q. WHAT SHOULD I DO PRIOR TO STARTING A JUICE CLEANSE?

Be sure to eliminate all toxic unhealthy processed foods such as dairy, meat wheat, sugar, artificial sweeteners, starches, coffee, sodas ,etc at least 3-5 days prior…you will receive all the details when you sign up for one of our Cleanses.

Q.WHAT SHOULD I DO FOLLOWING MY JUICE CLEANSE?

After your Juice Cleanse your body needs to be slowly reintroduced to solid foods. We put together some hints on how to break your cleanse safely with your cleansing protocol. For more information please email us at info@prananacenters.com after you’ve signed up for one of our cleanses.

Eat consciously (mindfully), slowly and be present with your food, give thanks and eat in bliss. If you just don’t have the time to prepare healthy meals, we can deliver you the best tasting raw vegan food straight to your door. Give us a call and we will do everything for you. You can order on line, email us or give us a call. Special requests or needs are always welcomed and we will do our best to make it happen. info@pranacenters.com

Q. WHAT IS CHLOROPHYLL AND WHY IS IT SO CLEANSING AND HEALING?

A. Our Juices contain a lot of chlorophyll (Sunshine Power) which is incredibly effective in cleansing, nourishing and healing our bodies. The reported health benefits from chlorophyll consumption are endless. Taken consistently here are some of the powerful remedial effects of this amazing food which is the bases of all our live juices.

Chlorophyll makes our bodies strong, detoxifies the liver, purifies and rebuilds our blood cells. It removes fungi, mold, parasites and myco/exotoxins from the body and can prevent and remove Dis-ease from the body.

Chlorophyll has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level and is known to fight infection, heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems.

Chlorophyll is one of the most important chelates in nature. Its ability to bind to and remove toxic heavy metals such as mercury makes it an extremely powerful healer.

Chlorophyll also improves bowel functions, improves digestion, Improves milk production in lactating mothers, Reduces inflammation & pain, makes skin glow, removes cellulite, cures skin conditions and is excellent for achieving healthy weight loss.

Chlorophyll Treats Bad Breath/body odor as it acts as a deodorizer, it eliminates odors in the mouth and throat, but secondly (and more importantly) it promotes a healthy digestive tract – which is the primary reason for bad breath and body odor. Only nature has a way of putting groups of nutrients together that complement each other, and when consumed, worked synergistically to repair, to cleanse, and heal the body.

Q. SHOULD I JUICE CLEANSE PRIOR OR POST ANY TYPE SURGERY?

A. Yes! What could be better than consuming over 15 lbs of raw organic produce daily that will cleanse nourish and heal body. You will be bathing your cells ,purifying your blood and lymph 24/7 with life healing nutrients in massive mega dosages. There is nothing better, period. Think about it, you could not eat not even eat ¼ daily the amount of fresh organic produce that we put in our juices and the best part is that the body doesn’t have to expend so much energy on digestion and can use that energy for recovery and rebuilding the body. Please confirm with your Physician before commencing any type of cleanse. We are more than happy to work with your Physician hand in hand so you can have a successful, speedy, full recovery.

Q. SHOULD I JUICE CLEANSE IF I HAVE CANCER?

A. This is a great question, and very, very important. First, you need to know that the conventional methods of cut, burn, and poison are hardly the only options you have, and very likely not the best options.

Next, it is important to understand the Seven Stages of Disease, as cancer is something that develops over time, not something that you get. It has causes and conditions, and you can remove those causes and conditions if you know what they are. So, educate yourself on what your cancer prerequisites were and are so that you can better understand a healthy means for transforming and removing those underlying causes to transform your cancer.

How do we know that Juice Feasting works so well? Because the first person to apply juicing in the transformation of such health challenges was Max Gerson, M.D., who wrote A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, and showed conclusively that you can remove the underlying causes and transform cancer. Another great book is written by Charlotte Gerson on the Gerson therapy as practiced today and outlined in The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses.

Juice Feasting is one of the most extraordinary, empowering, significant experiences of your life that will add years to your life, and life to your years!

WHAT MAKES OUR CLEANSES THE BEST?

1. Experience and Expertise – All our Juices, elixirs, smoothies and raw food have been created by Joanne Gero (Founder and Owner of Prana). Joanne is a Certified Naturopath ND/ Detox Specialist/Holistic Nutritionist. She has over 27 yrs experience and expertise in the Health & Nutrition Industry and has coached thousands of people Worldwide for over 13 yrs with Raw food and Juice Cleanses. For more information about Joanne Gero, you can follow her on Youtube and all social media’s. You will see and experience her passion for transforming and saving lives and will clearly see and realize she spends her life practicing what she preaches, walking her talk and making a huge positive impact in the World. Joanne can also be reached to book a Consultation before you begin your cleanse to maximize your results.

joanne@pranacenters.com

2. What we stand for. Everything we do from buying locally to support our organic farmers, carefully handling and washing all our organic produce with filtered purified alkaline water, preparing food in a gratitude mood at all times ensures your juices are infused with love and consciousness.

3. Our Promise to you. We press our juice daily to order, then we deliver it fresh and raw, directly to you. We take pride in our juice and hold great care and concern for the quality of the products we serve. People are constantly saying they can taste the love and happiness we put into each and every bottle.

We promise to never sacrifice quality for quantity EVER..and all our life enhancing juices are always made with love first! Our juices heal!