Exclusive interview between Juicing-for-Healthcom
and Excel Sharieff who did a 30-day juice cleanse.
I was impressed to see Excel so confidently did his own 30-day juice fast (without fuss) and was intrigued with how he does it. I’m glad that he has very kindly consented to an interview with Juicing-for-Health.com.
Being a very busy movie producer and a business attorney, Excel also values his health enough to take time to do what he fondly calls it his “juice cleanse” to prevent chronic diseases. Juice fast or juice cleanse, it’s beneficial for an overall health improvement, and prevention of various chronic diseases. Let’s hear it from Excel …
Q: Please introduce yourself, what do you do for a living?
Excel Sharrieff Entertainment and Business Attorney.
Q: Have you done similar juice feast before this?
Never, in fact I look at it more as a cleanse than a fast because that’s exactly what occurred to my body. Actually it healed itself within 30 days. The downside is that I lost so much weight, 20lbs! I wanted to continue but I was afraid of getting too thin.
Q: What inspired you to start the 30-day juice feast?
I’ve always wanted to go on a cleanse but I never had the courage to do so. I looked at my calendar and I had 30 days free of travel, work commitments and family gatherings so I said “Now is the Time”!
Q: Were you personally facing some health issues that you were hoping this juice feast would help address?
Not really. At my last physical examination I received a clean bill of health. My numbers were very good but I knew I was not in top physical shape. I never wanted my health to be GOOD I always wanted to be in EXCELLENT physical condition. Most people concentrate on the outer appearance only. But for me, I wanted to do whatever I could, to avoid any diseases particularly heart disease, diabetes and cancer, so I focus more on my last physical examination numbers and wanted to improve all of them.
Q: What motivated you to continue and complete the 30-day juice feast?
I knew If I didn’t complete it now I never would.
Q: What were some of the challenges you faced throughout the cleanse?
Explaining to people WHY you are CLEANSING your internal body.
Q: Were there days that you felt like ending the juice feast? If so, can you share with us what happened?
I NEVER felt like ending the fast but sometimes I felt like crap. I did my homework prior to cleansing, so I knew that the discomfort would end.
Q: Did you have to turn down lunch/dinner/party invites during this time?
Yes I had to make sure that I went the entire 30 days with minimal distractions.
Q: What was your feeling at the end of the 30-day fast?
Q: What juicer do you use and why?
Breville. It’s very easy to clean. You can place 3 whole apples into the juicer without cutting the apples.
Q: Please share how you did your cleanse, and how you broke the extended juice feast/cleanse?
30 days all juice (70% veggie 30% fruit) next 10 days all liquid diet (incorporate almond/soy milk, blend your juices to get more fiber). Next 20 days 90% raw food (basically fruits, veggies, juices, beans.)
Q: In your opinion, do you think anyone could do the program? Why or why not?
As always check with your physician. But I think anyone with willpower and a little faith can definitely do it! Just be ready to do it.
Q: What is your best advice for anyone intending to do an extended juice feast/cleanse like this?
Be patient, don’t give up. It will not be easy in the beginning, in fact it will be very difficult. However, in the end it will all be worth it (if you do not cheat!).