Well, I just started my juice fast yesterday
(so maybe I am a bit biased). My thread is under the raw food forum. I have never met a raw foodist (I know many of those!) who thinks that juicing is bad for you.
One of the main ideas behind juicing is to get the nutrition of a lot of fruit or vegetables that you probably couldn't eat in one setting. For example, yesterday I had a big glass of apple ginger juice - It took four apples to make it. I am not eating four apples in one sitting.
I mean it takes a lot of carrots to create the amount of juice in glass of carrot juice - Could you eat all those carrots in one sitting? Probably not.
Another idea is that when you just drink liquids it gives your body a chance to rest from digesting solid foods. Alot of energy goes into that. And most of us eat a lot of solid foods.
This site is written kind of strangely to me. I mean, why is this person selling juicers and that kind of being down on juicing? One thing I noticed is that they said 'I am tired of the scams they tell you to get you to buy a more expensive juicer.' Well, the juicers she recommends are her most expensive!
Most people that do alot of juicing that I know of (and I am not one of them - I rarely drink freshly squeezed juice which is why this juice fast is definately getting me into it) save the pulp and use them for something else.
Also, people who juice also eat other things - I don't know any one who just eats juice and that is it (i am sure there are people - I don't know any of them).
My bf looked at this site and thought it to be a bit ridiculous. He knows alot about juicing, rawfoods etc. and knows alot of raw foodists (even ones with phd's) whom none have said anything like this.
Also the part about the apple - is pretty much wrong. I think even most scientists would agree that the reason the apple turns brown is because it is exposed to oxygen. I mean, this person is not a scientist or a doctor so how does she come to these conclusions?
All in all, she does sell some of the top of the line juicers (green star is a good juicer) but I am sure you can get it cheaper else where. My bf got his from David Wolfe (a famous raw foodist) for half that price.
I wouldn't let this site throw you off of juicing either. I wouldn't exist on just juice but there is definately nothing wrong with drinking fresh squeezed juice. But eating the fruit and veggies whole is also good for you.
I have some minor digestive problems so right now my stomach feels pretty good (and it is nice and flat now as opposed to being bloated) with no solid food in it. So, this is a nice rest for my stomach.