With a new shop opened on Union Street just before the new year, Urban Remedy founder, Neka Pasquale, delights in her fresh San Francisco crowd of juice cleansers and vegan snackers. As a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and certified Chinese nutritionist, Neka proves she has the healthy-know-how to create and deliver powerfully cleansing juices, meal plans, and elixirs.
Now that December's barrage of Christmas pies, Kwanzaa cheesecakes, stuffings, roasts, and sweets (by god, is it still the year of the cupcake?) have cycled through, I'm starting to feel the Christmas spirit in a not-so-cheerful way right around my mid-section. The next few weeks provide some down time to make that necessary shift from cleaning your plate to cleaning your liver. Enter: the increasingly popular juice cleanse.