7. Words Can Create a Placebo Effect.
Before even beginning our venture into juice land, we were ushered into a positive frame of mind, and convinced that forgoing solid food for three days was an amazing idea, both mentally and physically. Why? Because of Organic Avenue’s uplifting, if not entirely believable, daily emails.
Each day, we were given a mantra: “Every minute that I fast I am flushing more toxins from my system. Every hour that I fast I become healthier and have more energy and youthfulness." Somehow, all of that uplifting bullshit actually worked. We went in uncharacteristically hopeful.
One thing we weren’t doing? Dry brushing our skin or getting Colon Hydrotherapy (as per our daily email's recommendations). We don’t care if it stimulates the circulatory system and flushes the system; it’s creepy and weird.