Editor's Note: I have previously written how juice saved my life in my twenties when I was constantly traveling and as a result experienced health challenges. In this latest report on boosting immunity, Melanie Christner describes the importance of making juice for health (not to be confused with the green smoothie diet) and how and why it can literally save your life. Plus, a number of delicious combinations to try are included with an overview of the best juicers on the market.
What to do?
… when we breathe, bathe, take in, walk, cook, run in and live in toxic chemicals … from the carpets our babies & # 39; s crawling on … to the fillings in our teeth and the lotions we have apply to our skin? It can go crazy. Heavy metals, petrochemicals and other toxins are found everywhere in our human domains and nestle unwelcome in our tissues and brains … and overwhelm our immune system.
These toxins don't just hang around. To Dr. To quote Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut And Psychology Syndrome, “Stored toxicity is not only silent in the tissues of our body. It causes symptoms of chronic diseases and lays the foundation for cancer formation ”.
So in addition to reducing our toxic exposure in general, we must regularly remove the toxins that are stored in our bodies, significantly reducing our risk of chronic diseases such as cancer.
There is a great way to remove these toxins … and kids even like it.
Juicing is a practice that has been around for a long time. Dr. Norman Walker is credited with designing the first commercial juicer in the early 1900s, but extracting juice from fruit and vegetables goes back to ancient times.
Hundreds of studies have been done on the benefits of raw fruit and vegetables.
Documentaries are made (such as "The Gerson Miracle" and "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead")
And there are wellness centers such as the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute, Hippocrates Health Institute and Optimum Health Center, with a focus on therapeutic juice from freshly squeezed fruits and vegetables. Note that cold-pressed juice is NOT raw. It is processed batchwise under high pressure, thereby destroying probiotics. That is why it does not qualify as therapeutic.
Juicing is also an important part of the detoxification component of the GAPS diet protocol and is number 4 in the Top 10 immunity enhancers.
What are the benefits of making juice?
Full of nutrients: Raw fruits and vegetables are known as a great source of vitamins, antioxidants, chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals such as magnesium / selenium / zinc, enzymes and (more importantly) phytonutrients (important anti-cancer aids)
Detox & chelate: By pressing fruits and vegetables, their nutrients are extracted in large and concentrated amounts and help flush away accumulated toxins.
Improvement of our electrical function: Juicing helps to clear toxic blockages so that electrical and chemical processes can run more efficiently, resulting in better cellular communication and function
Help cancer and illness: Each plant contains different phyto-chemicals that work in their own way against cancer and disease … it's important to vary the juice menu.
Soothes gallstones: Freshly squeezed juices soften and dissolve gallstones over time, and if suitable fats are included in the diet (see GAPS milkshake recipe below), the liver / gallbladder will be stimulated to remove the softened stones for removal .
Give the digestion a break: Digestion is a huge task for the body. Juices are absorbed in 20 – 25 minutes, with little work of the digestive system.
pH: When they are part of a balanced diet with whole nutrition, they balance the pH of meat, eggs, dairy products, etc. Nicely.
Good for compromised digestive systems: Those with injured digestion have a hard time with fiber. Juicing removes this fiber and helps healing take place.
How should I do juice?
1. The most important thing about making juice is to only consume your juices freshly pressed and raw. Purchased juices in the store (unless they make it right for you in the organic café juice) are damaged with pasteurization, added sugar and preservatives. Optimally, you want to drink within 20 minutes for the best nutrient content, because the juice starts to oxidize and loses nutrients. If you DO cool, keep it in a glass jar with the lid screwed on and try to drink it the same day. (For example, you can make enough juice for 2 glasses a day, consume one fresh and one later from the fridge).
2. Start small (remember that they detox!) And work up to 2 glasses per day. 1 – 2 glasses per day must be consumed to maintain good health, while 4 glasses per day is therapeutic.
3. Drink on an empty stomach, the first in the morning and in the afternoon before dinner
4. Use a 3: 1 ratio of fruit and vegetables, or at least 50/50 tasty to therapeutic ingredients. Tasty ingredients are carrots, apples, pineapples, while therapeutic are leafy green vegetables, beets, cucumbers, etc.
5. Beets are wonderfully therapeutic and great for the liver and gallbladder. However, keep the beets close to a portion of 5% of your juice, at least starting.
Recipes to try
There are many different combinations, with different combinations being better for certain situations. The favorite combination for all purposes of our family is the GAPS milkshake (recipe below).
Here are some other combinations:
Pineapple + carrot + small amount of beet = in the morning, stimulates stomach acid for digestion, and pancreatic enzymes
Carrot + celery + apple + beet = great liver cleaner
Spinach * + lettuce + parsley + dill + carrot & beet tops + tomatoes + lemon = good for magnesium, iron and heavy metal chelators
Healthy vegetarian juice recipe
Easy juice recipe with optimally cleansing vegetables to gently and effectively detoxify the body and prevent chronic diseases such as cancer.
- 4-5 roots
- 3 twigs fresh parsley
- 1 large handful Kale
- 1 beet including top, preferably organic
- 1 clove garlic peeled
- 1/4 head cabbage
Squeeze all ingredients and mix well.
For best results, drink within 20 minutes. Do not keep leftovers in the refrigerator, as this will affect the nutrients.
Keep in mind that green juices from vegetables with a lot of oxalates can cause or aggravate kidney stones and other ailments in sensitive individuals. Be careful and use in moderation. Following a diet low in oxalic acid for a certain period of time can help the body recover from excessive buildup of these substances.
What about blood sugar?
There are some concerns that juice will raise blood sugar. This may be true if you make your juices too sweet or do not add fats and proteins to balance the carbohydrates. A great way to remedy this is to make something like the GAPS milkshake. To Dr. To quote Natasha:
GAPS Milkshake: make a juice from a mixture of fruit and vegetables, add 1-2 raw eggs (both the yolk and the white) and a large dollop of raw sour cream (if no sour cream has yet been introduced, use coconut oil) and beat the whole thing. It will be a delicious "milkshake".
The fats and proteins bring the sugars in the juice into balance, so that the blood sugar level remains under control. The apple, celery, beetroot and other vegetables juices soften the gallbladder stones over time, while the fat gently stimulates the liver to squeeze out these stones. Start this milkshake with a few tablespoons a day and gradually increase to 2 glasses a day: the first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and in the middle of the afternoon.
This is our family's favorite drink in the morning. It gives this mum the feeling that she is unbelievably missy!
A short summary of juicers
There are plenty of juicers out there, the main differences are how much juice is extracted and how much oxidation occurs during the juice process. These are the main types referred to in the Kris Carr Handbook (juice extraordinaire) about juice, with recommended brands in each category:
Good – Centrifugal: best price. Usually has a wider mouth and is easier to clean. With their high speed, juice will not last as long and this is the juice that you want to consume within about 20 minutes (at least within the day). Breville or Omega
Better – Mastics: spinning at a lower speed, less oxidizing, juice lasts a little longer in a well-sealed jar, up to 1-2 days. Champion or Hurom Slow Juicer
Best – Twin Gear Masticating: even lower speed, can handle fibrous vegetables such as wheat grass, make nutcrackers and juices can be stored in the fridge for up to 72 hours. More clearance and more room on the counter. Green Star or Samson Ultra
Best – Norwalk Hydraulic Press: delivers 50 – 100% more juice pinch the juice out. Price option, originally developed by Dr. Walker, as the first commercial juicer. Norwalk Juicer, or a cheaper option … hand-curved Healthy Juicer (also good for wheatgrass)
Here is your juice health!
More information about healthy ways to detoxify
7 ways to prevent detox symptoms during cleaning
Detox Baths: Which are the best and for which ailments
How to detox gently in preparation for pregnancy
Detoxification with the help of a castor oil package
How do you do a hair cleaner and naturally enjoy healthy locks
Rebounding: a great way to gently detox
Bowel and psychology syndrome, by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
Recipe for Nutritional Healing, by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
Crazy, Sexy Juices and Succulent Smoothies, by Kris Carr
Melanie Christner is an NTP, Certified GAPS Practitioner, and mother of 4 who lives in Vermont. She is the creator of Honest Body and gives an online GAPS lesson several times a year. Melanie is happy to help people apply healing protocols to daily life and become friends with their bodies again.