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Finally, real health experts counter popular pseudo-science of juice diet

THANKS SO much for Jan Brogan’s astute article on juicing (“Juicing goes mainstream,” g section, Dec. 17).

When earnest friends talk about how “glorious” they feel when fasting and drinking only juice, I now have solid science-based rejoinders. I’ll quote them this passage: “The euphoria and mental clarity many juice fasters report on the third day of the fast isn’t about good health, [registered dietician and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokeswoman Marjorie Nolan] Cohn says, but a simple result of starvation. ‘At some point your body shuts down that feeling of immediate hunger, you become lightheaded and dizzy, and that euphoric feeling starts to come on,’ she says. ‘I work with a lot of anorexics, and they feel euphoria, too.’ ”

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During my college days, one of my summer job co-workers, an overweight medical student, told me: “There is one way to lose weight. Burn more calories than you consume.” He started exercising and shunning burgers and fries.

He lost weight. And you know what? He said he felt glorious.

Marilyn Rea Beyer

Lexington

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