12-16-2012, 04:12 AM
I just realized when i am juicing i get up really late, why is that? and when i am not juicing i get up ok!
12-16-2012, 04:54 AM
Not enough info really. Could be that you go to bed later or that you need more sleep. You don't say how much juice you drink or any other things you eat while juicing. When I juice I wake earlier not later.
Well, there are many possibilities, but I can immediately suggest a few, just off the top of my head:
* Juicing can be very detoxifying to the liver, lymph system, bowel - this puts enormous demands upon the body and can leave one feeling 'drained' of energy. Sounds a bit daft but it is true, as many who've undergone detox can attest. The liver, in particular, if under duress, can lead to tiredness in the mornings, because the liver allegedly tries to detoxify itself between the hours of 10pm-2am, and if it's struggling to do this, tiredness can be one of the side-effects. Aside from the unpleasant headache, anyone who's experienced an alcohol-induced hangover will recognise the morning grogginess following not just a late night but also their liver abuse!
* Are you juicing fruits? When fruits are consumed as juice (i.e. with the fibre/pectin removed), the sugars are released very rapidly into the bloodstream. In addition to stressing the insulin system, this can also stress the adrenals. If you stress the adrenals, excessive tiredness can be experienced (I know this from firsthand experience, on account of my heavy metal intoxication putting massive stress on my adrenals).
* Similarly, if you have any issues with yeast/fungal overgrowth in the gut, then consumption of fruit (or sweet vegetable) juices could conceivably exacerbate the issue, given that such conditions not only thrive upon sugar but also ferment it & create a number of toxic compounds inluding alcohol and acetaldehyde, both of which stress the liver. Alcohol also reduces oxygenation of the blood, and this, too, can make one drowsy.* Are you juicing any fruits/vegetables that you would not tend to eat? If so, it might be that you have an undiagnosed intolerance of that fruit/vegetable, and intolerance can lead to tiredness.#
* Are you drinking juice in the evenings? I'm not saying there's anything 'wrong' with doing so, but if you are, and you're including fruit or sweet vegetables in your jucing sessions, then you may be disrupting your sleep pattern by having higher than normal levels of blood sugar when you go to bed.
* When you consume juice, do you properly ensalivate it or do you just chug it down? If you don't properly ensalivate each mouthful, then your digestove system (specifically, the pancreas) will have to work harder, and this can affect your subjective energy levels. Virtually all of us can identify with how drowsy we feel after a big Thanksgiving or Xmas meal, for example, as the body shunts blood and energy to the digestive organs. There is a tendency to assume that if something has had the fibre removed, then there must surely be almost no digestion required, but this isn't necessarily the case. Amylase, for example (present in saliva) is important for proper digestion of juices, so if one just chugs the juice down, the digestive system has to compensate, further down.
I'm just brainstorming possibilities here, not stating absolutes, and I'm sure others will offer further possibilities.
...On a related note, you may experience some benefit from making and eating your own sauerkraut - aside from the numerous health benefits, this can additionally leave one feeling remarkably energetic in the mornings. I say this from personal experience; I was quite amazed at how much more energetic I felt in the mornings, after consuming sauerkraut with my evening meals for a couple of weeks.
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