I’m currently on the outskirts of Bodrum, Turkey undergoing a two-week juice detox. It’s an opportunity for a complete bodily system clear-out allowing my digestive system a much-needed rest; not to mention reducing the risk of disease and losing weight. I’m 13 days in and the signs are telling; my skin is clearer; my eyes brighter, and I feel much lighter. I have never not eaten solid food for such a length of time since I was a wee baby.
There is a diverse group of guests here. I am the only Canadian but not the only one from the UK. I have met fellow detoxers from Belgium, Scotland, England, Romania, Switzerland, Germany, France, Germany, Jordan, Finland and of course, Turkey.
“How many days are you here for?” is the opening line of conversation, often in broken English. Conversation inevitably continues with discussion of bathrooming, optimal time in the sauna and the quality of yoga instruction.