So far you have described some cardiac symptoms. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness, there can also be shortness of breath as if you are not getting enough air.
Your symptoms could be heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter or something that requires immediate attention by your health professional to be on the safe side.
Some common temporary side effects of a juice fast include headaches, tiredness, hypoglycemia, constipation, acne, increased body odor, and bad breath. This is part of the detox symptoms.
Other side effects of a juice fast can include fainting, dizziness, low blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, weight loss, hunger, vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney problems. If these side effects occur, there is a worsening of symptoms, or new symptoms appear, the fast should be discontinued and it should prompt a visit to your health professional.
Another possible side effect of a juice fast is diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte loss.
If continued for a longer time, juice fasting can lead to nutrient deficiencies, particularly protein and calcium deficiency.
People with diabetes, low blood sugar, eating disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, malnutrition, addictions, underweight, anemia, impaired immune function, infection, nutritional deficiency, low blood pressure, ulcerative colitis, cancer, terminal illness, epilepsy, or other chronic conditions shouldn't try a juice fast or should do so only under supervision of your health professional.
A juice fast typically lasts for one to three days. With a longer fast, you might want to try medical supervision and possibly monitoring to be sure that nutrient deficiencies don't result.
Many supporters of juice fasting suggest fasting only during the warmer months of the year. Some suggest spring is the best time of the year for juice fasting.
Prepare yourself for the juice fast seven or more days before the fast, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, dairy, wheat, animal meat, fish, and eggs should be reduced or eliminated from the diet. A preparation diet often consists of organic fruits, vegetables, and beans.
Between 32 and 64 ounces of juice is usually recommended each day during the fast. The juice is sipped throughout the day. Typical fruits and vegetables include Celery , carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, pineapple, cranberry, spinach, beet, and greens. Citrus fruits are often avoided.
Approximately 6 glasses of room temperature or warm filtered water is often recommended in addition to the juice.
Organic fruits and vegetables are usually recommended. If organic produce isn't available, practitioners suggest peeling the skin off fruits and vegetables or washing vegetables with a non-toxic produce cleaner, usually available at health food stores.
Fresh juiced fruits and vegetables are preferred, but if not available, health practitioners suggest buying it from the health food store or juice bar as fresh as possible.
Green vegetables and sprouts contain the pigment chlorophyll, which juice proponents believe are especially beneficial during a juice fast.
Some fruits and vegetables and their parts should not be juiced, such as the pits of peaches, apricots, cherries, and other fruits, apple seeds, citrus peels, carrot and rhubarb tops, tough skins, such as kiwi, pineapple, mangoes, and bananas and avocados.
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