Cleansing is a healthy form of routine maintenance allowing your digestive system and liver the rest they need in order to release accumulated toxins. At the same time, you will be flooding your system with organic, easy to digest, liquid nutrition filled with ‘living’ enzymes and vitamins. By increasing the organic and raw juices you consume while eliminating processed sugars, coffee, meat and too much cooked food, you shift from an acidic interior to an alkaline one which will reduce inflammation and boost immunity and health. The Raw Place offers a selection of full day and half day detox packages based on levels of intensity. You also have the option to build your own cleanse and to supplement a detox with our salads and foods.
The key to a successful cleanse is what you leave out of your diet, not what juice formulas or magic tricks you try to mix in. The more you leave out, the more improvement in your overall chemistry occurs. A cleanse may benefit you if you:
The Raw Place detoxes are designed to be convenient; we want you to be able to cleanse in conjunction with your everyday life. Here’s how:
Freeing your body from the task of digesting solid food and instead receiving hyper nutrition from the earth’s most nutrient-rich plant food, our raw juices will help your body gently shed toxins and excess weight. After this clean and lean diet you will feel lighter, more energized, focused, and vibrant.
Cold pressing is proven to be the most effective way to free the nutritional enzymes from the fibers of the produce. Cold pressing delivers the maximum, best tasting juice extraction from the least amount of produce.
A method of juicing invented by Norman Walker in 1932, cold pressing has two separate juice extraction machines built in; the pulverizer and the hydraulic press. The pulverizer cuts down solid produce by shredding it into a pulp. This breaks open the fibers and frees the nutrients and enzymes from within. The second phase of the press is to place the pulp in a cotton cloth and literally squeeze it using the flat hydraulic press. Because the press does not force air into the juice during pressing, the juice does not decay as fast as with other methods of juice extraction.
Our hydraulic cold press method of juice extraction provided a minimum mixing of air with the juice, resulting in very slow oxidation or decomposition. The tremendous pressure exerted by our juice press gently and completely extracts the live enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals, and natural fruit sugars. Cold pressing is a method of juicing that enables juice to be bottled (without preservatives) and still maintain a four day shelf life.
Rotary machines emit heat to the fruits and vegetables while juicing, therefore oxidizing the juice very quickly, and making the juice less nutritious.
Cold pressing, on the other hand, does not emit any heat to the fruits and vegetables as they are being juiced. Hence, the juice retains up to seven (7) times more nutrients than juice produced with a rotary machine, and the juice maintains all of the nutrients and enzymes for up to four days, provided it is stored in temperature below 5 C. We do not use conventional or rotary machines because they don't extract juice with the same efficiency as cold pressing. Cold pressing extracts more juice from produce, especially low-yielding greens like kale or parsley. Rotary machines force air into the juice during extraction causing it to decompose rapidly and lose nutrients and enzymes.
Because our juices are cold pressed, they can be bottled and refrigerated with little to no loss loss of nutrients, and living enzymes. Our juice is fresher and more nutritious than any other juice on the market.
This is a very common concern for a lot of people. The first thing to consider is the source of the calories. Processed foods vs. raw plant based unprocessed foods. The unprocessed foods are packed with nutrients that feed you, whereas processed foods not only are often poor source of nutrients, they’re toxic!
Because nutrition is more than just calories, it's important to look at the whole picture when assessing the value of a food or beverage. We believe calorie counting is outdated. If your diet consists primarily of processed foods and you have a weight problem, your primary dietary goal should be the restriction of calories. But no matter where you take this obsession, you cannot achieve optimal health unless there is a shift in focus.
The primary goal should be the restriction of processed foods. You cannot cause obesity and illness in a healthy and clean body that is consuming a diet consisting of vegetation in the form of fruits, vegetable, nuts, sprouts, and seeds. The clean body uses calories efficiently. The clean body stops eating when full. Very few food addicts binge on vegetables. They generally reach for stimulating foods such as refined starchy carbs, over-cooked dead food, fried saturated fat, concentrated protein, as well as outright poisons such as processed salt, sugar, and white flour. Calories from these substances will clog the digestive system.
The calories question is complex. The highest degree of knowledge dictates that if you consume calories from raw foods in an unprocessed form, eliminate processed foods, and clean the digestive system, you should slowly lose weight, or at worst maintain a healthy weight without the risk of obesity--no matter how much you consume. This challenges everything you’ve heard about calories in, energy out. We are not saying you can eat 4,000 calories of raw oatmeal and not gain weight. There is a limit to how far you can challenge physics. We are saying that raw food calories matter less than processed food calories and certainly affect the body differently. If you want to accomplish weight loss or weight maintenance (which is the only reason we’ve become a calorie-conscious culture), and if you want to add optimal health to your life, you need to focus on the following things in equal measure:
We believe that raw juices are the best fuel for our body. Consuming them will make us more efficient (biologically) and we’ll need fewer calories to get better nutrition. Introducing raw, cold pressed juices to our diet as an everyday habit is a fabulous remedy to counter the toxins we encounter. Green juices neutralize acids and all raw juices make it easier to maintain blood alkalization.
We recommend drinking as much juice as possible each and every day. Drinking juice and maintaining a sensible diet that excludes processed food is a step in the right direction towards optimal health.
Additionally, research shows that drinking 100% juice is associated with a more nutritious diet overall. Studies suggest that appropriate consumption of 100% juice is linked to an overall healthier eating pattern, including reduced intake of total dietary fat, saturated fat, and added sugars.
The Raw Place is charging a fair market price for the items we produce. Genuine organic ingredients and non-pasteurized products are pricey to procure and to maintain. The only way to produce our product for less money is to use conventional, cheaper quality produce instead of organic, high quality types of produce.
Our bottles are recyclable and BPA free. BPA is controversial because it exerts weak but detectable hormone-like properties. This raises concern about its presence in consumer products and foods contained in such products.
Our bottles are made from PET plastic which does not contain BPA anywhere in its chemical composition. We don’t heat anything. We don’t use microwaves. And we don’t boil or soak bottles in high temperatures.
We hate contributing to the world’s pollution problem. Plastic is terrible. But rotating thousands of glass bottles through small production facilities is neither commercially viable nor is it any more environmentally friendly (think of the logistics!)