I was such a basket case yesterday that my cleanse guru, Alex Jay, suggested I add some raw food to my regimen. According to her, raw food also cleanses the body, it just takes longer than a juice-only diet. But oh, the wait is worth it. Within minutes of devouring my For the Love of Kale salad, I felt more energetic and satiated. Along with my two meals (the other was a faux falafel concoction), I drank four juices, including my new favorite, Doctor Earth (a delicious and not-too-sweet blend of apple, kale, cucumber, celery, swiss chard, lemon, dandelion and best of all, ginger). I don’t know if it was the food or the steaming cup of coffee I snuck this morning, but I’m feeling great! Less bloated and more energetic. And it turns out raw food is delicious. So much so that I plan to incorporate some meals into my regular diet. Going 100 percent raw seems too ambitious and too expensive. Baby steps.