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Juice ‘cleansing’ is going mainstream

The recent trend is becoming a big business, but is it really good for you?

Wendy Stone runs between 4 and 8 miles most days, teaches both Pilates and yoga at her studio in Walpole, and has eaten only whole, unprocessed foods and organic fruits and vegetables for years.

She did not turn to “juice cleansing” to purge bad habits, cure a disease, or to lose weight. After one of her clients came to class “looking radiant,” and raving about how awesome she felt after drinking only fruit and vegetable juices for three days, Stone, 41, decided to give it a try. She has been doing a cleanse once a month since August.

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