Juice FAQ's

What makes Essences Of Wellness Authentic Transformation (EOWAT) unique?

We are an integrated business that encourages a holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle. We focus on the whole person acknowledging the relationship with body, mind and soul while honoring the individualism of your healing journey. We offer both cold pressed and blended juices to achieve optimal and integrated health benefits. While we emphasize the importance of juicing/blending, we also offer a full experience and opportunity to enhance your lifestyle through meditation, relaxation, movement/stretches, and affirming thought choices. We encourage the best you possible, as you Reset, Restore & Rebuild your way through getting healthy ON PURPOSE.

Why Cold Pressed Juice?

The cold pressed process reduces contact with heat and air. Because they don’t produce as much heat, they keep more of the nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables. The blending process does not extract nutrients and water the same way cold press does. It grinds together the fruits and vegetables, fiber and all.

What are the Health Benefits of Cold Pressed Juice? Blending?

More juice is extracted, intake more vitamins and enzymes and it’s easier on the digestive system. You feel an increase of energy, you get all your vegetables and fruits in, your immune system gets a boost, feel better from the inside out and most of all it improves your overall health and well-being. Blending will allow the inclusion of fruits and vegetables such as: bananas, berries, mango and squash. This also increases feeling of being full and used as meal substitution. It allows the body to increase absorption of nutrients which ensues the release of the antioxidants that allows for a smoother digestion.

Can I drink cold pressed juices or do a juice cleanse if I have a medical condition?

If you have any medical issues, pregnant, nursing, diabetic, cancer or are on prescribed medications, please consult your doctor. However, we do offer juices on a lower glycemic index.

Why does my juice start to separate?

This is perfectly normal, juices that separate are natural. There are no fillers, color or additives to our raw juices so the vegetables and fruit may appear separated it. Nutrient dense water is present when juicing fruits and vegetables. The water is lighter than the vitamins and minerals which sinks to the bottom after sitting.

Is there any added sugar?

No, not at all! It’s natural and sweetened purely from the fruits and vegetables.

How should I store/keep my juices?

Juices should be stored in the refrigerator immediately upon receipt to remain properly temperature controlled. You can store in refrigerator for up to 72 hours. (According to the US Food and Drug Administration, perishable foods that are supposed to refrigerated, like juice, can only be left out at room temperature for two hours before it’s considered unsafe to consume).

Can I freeze the juices?

Yes. Freezing is the only option that does not destroy the vitamins, minerals, enzymes or taste. Juices can be stored for up to 6 months without losing nutrients or taste. (Recommendation: unscrew lids and pour a little of juice out which will account for expansion of juices once frozen. When ready to consume, defrost in a cool bowl of water the night before then refrigerate in the morning. Be sure to shake well and consume within 3 days of thawing. Some may also notice a difference in the texture of the juice after freezing which is normal).

Why Cleanse?

To promote a healthier lifestyle and a better relationship to food and not a diet. It’s an opportunity to reset the body; giving it a break from solid foods so that the cells can mobilize and release toxins to promote optimal health the digestive system can repair and heal itself. It restores and support the liver, and kidney functions so they can continue releasing toxins. Rebuilding the mindset of eating healthier, getting proper rest and being physically active and present in your life. *Note: “While enzymes normally need to pass through the digestive system and be broken down by the body before they become accessible, a juice cleanse allows the body to skip this step, so enzymes become readily available to pass directly through the bloodstream. They then attack pollutants, bad bacteria and waste, clearing out the body and allowing it to run efficiently.”

How many days should I do a juice cleanse?

For as little as 1 day and as many 7 days. (Always consult with your physician or medical specialist before participating in significant dietary shifts.) One day cleanse is a great way to give your digestive system a rest. Three to four days is a good start for a first-time cleanse to start a healthier life transformation. If you feel like cleansing for more days – try it!

How many and often should I drink juices during the cleanse?

It depends on your body and how often you are hungry. It can be every two hours or every 3-4 hours. It is recommended 64 oz of juices per day. (24-32 oz of juices with greens). If you feel that you are still hungry, you can increase your juice assumption. You may drink more, or less depending, on your situation and needs. For example: if you are very active during the day, your body requires more fuel. Drink more. If you are hungry or feeling any body reactions (headache, body aches) drink more. Your body knows how much juice it needs. It will tell you. Take a quiet moment and listen. You will begin to learn how your body communicates with you and how to start trusting your intuitive self again. It is highly recommended that you drink plenty of water in between the juices.

What should I expect after the cleanse?

More energy, mental clarity, lighter gut, improve sleep patterns, and better skin. Overall its an empowering practice that allows you to restore control in your body.

How often should I cleanse?

Many people do a one-day cleanse at the beginning of the week to reset from the weekend. It is proposed that you can do a three-day cleanse whenever you feel tired, bloated, and better eating habits needs to be restored.

Can I continue my supplements or eat solid foods while on the juice cleanse?

Standard multivitamin may not be necessary to take during cleanse because the juices naturally have those essential vitamins found in multi-vitamin supplements. If you are Vitamin B or Omega Fatty Acids, you may continue while on the juice cleanse. You are encouraged to just drink juices but most importantly you need to listen to your own body. If you feel your body needs more, it is recommended that you eat live (raw) foods only. Some may choose to substitute a meal (or two) with juice as well. However, continue to eat in a healthy manner.

What can I eat before and after the juice cleanse?

You will be provided a pre-cleanse parameter sheet. However, it is recommended that prior to beginning the cleanse, began eliminating all animal products, refined and processed foods, alcohol, coffee (basically anything that’s not live). Initially began by adding raw foods and nuts. If eating salads, avoid creamy dressings. After 1 -2 days start adding back lean proteins and cooked vegetables.

What if I have allergies?

If you have any allergies, please specify in the special instructions on your order.

Possible side effects:

Headaches/body aches and pains: A normal reaction to caffeine and sugar withdrawal; these will ease up by the third day.

Bloating/flatulence: A common side effect as the body adjusts to a sudden influx of soluble fruit and vegetable fiber, nutrients and enzymes. It should pass quickly, but if it persists, try eating a fermented food or taking a probiotic.

Skin breakouts: Any big change in your diet -- even a positive change! -- can temporarily affect skin, which is our body's largest eliminative organ. Extra water and exercise can support the process.

Strong cravings: If you can get through these cravings in the first two days, you'll find it way easier to cut back on sugar, caffeine, animal products and alcohol going forward.

Do you deliver outside of the delivery pick-up locations?

We now have shipping services. For events or special circumstance. Please email essencesofwellness@gmail.com.

Are there any refunds?

There are no refunds and all sales are final.