by Danetta Kellar
“Can’t you see that what you eat won’t defile you? Food doesn’t come in contact with your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then comes out again.” (By saying this, (Jesus) showed that every kind of food is acceptable).”
-Mark 7:18-19, NLT
The juice cleanse promised it would change my life. Daily instructions, recipes, and shopping lists were provided in exact detail so I would know precisely what to do. I was excited to change my life. After all, according to Dr. Oz, Oprah, and the magazines at the local check-out aisle, I was sluggish and tired because I needed to detoxify my system. The verdict was in: I was dirty on the inside.
After three days of following these food rules to a tee, I began to wonder if I was actually becoming more toxic on the inside. My family could sure attest to it. Grumpy, irritable, and starving, I was like a roving maniac, wandering through the kitchen, opening cabinet doors only to walk away empty-handed and empty-stomached.