Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acid Reflux
- Cabbage Juice for Gerd
- Carrot Juice
- Correct Ratio of Ingredients
- Cucumber Juice
- Cure for All Diseases
- Garlic Carrot Juice Remedy
- General Feedback
- Green Lemonade
- Juice Fasting
- Juicing Tips
- Lemon Ginger Blast
- N/a Beer for Juicing Abdominal Pain
- Onion Juice
- Potato Juice
- Side Effects
- Weight Loss
07/19/2012: Koko from Lagos, Nigeria: "Please what is ..."
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03/09/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "Have you ever thought of having a section on juicing? My husband and I started doing it at the beginning of December when we ordered a masticating juicer online and we feel that it has improved our health. We really crave our juice every day and our nails are growing stronger, my hair stopped falling, a problem I had had all my life and there are I suppose many other benefits. It would be great to be able to exchange experiences and also know what others think about their juicers. I know that one is not suppose to mention brands but it would be very useful to be able to compare notes especially because the good ones are not cheap. Maybe also about books with recipes we bought and love? I am on my first one day juice fast today. So far so good, not really hungry. Next week, as my husband won't be home for two days I will try a two day one."
EC: Hi Francisca, we do already have a page in the remedies section on juicing!
[YEA] 11/17/2009: Belladonna from Toronto, On: "I hope you liked my favorite smoothie !
Here is my favorite juice recipe"Green lemonade"
*** 4-6 celery stems
*** 3-5 kale leaves
*** 1 green apple
***1/4 of ORGANIC lemon ( do not remove the skin)
*** 1 inch of ginger
Please do not add carrots, beets or any other vegetable - they will spoil the juice color.
This vegetables combination allow you to drink kale juice with all its benefits but without its taste."
01/21/2012: Jamie from Nescopeck, Pa replies: "What is the green lemonade for?"
[YEA] 01/15/2010: Nugo from Brentwood, Ny, Usa: "Vegetable juices great for inflammation!!
I've been suffering from inflammation all my life, there is no diet that make lose weight, I have noticed however that all grains: corn, chicken peas, all beans, rice, wheat, potatoes make me to gain from 4 to 6 pounds easily during the night!! My meal doesn't even weight that much! So I just don't eat them. But lately I started juicing and I have noticed big changes in my body. Hands, arms, knees, ankles are now a lot better. I can feel my bones now.
I drink a big glass of vegetable and fruit juice in the morning as a breakfast and that's all. My diet is the same so it has to be the juicing! I don't have a recipe I just put on the blender what I have in my refrigerator that day (carrots, apple, pears, strawberries, banana, any fruit and cucumber, celery, spinach and any other leaves I got. I would say I'm impressed."
11/11/2009: Kelly from Cincinnati, Ohio: "if you need info on fasting.. google "juice fasting" and read alot of testimonials and dr. articles. Knowledge is power. this is not something to go into lightly. I'm moving towards this as well to deal with some health issues. According to a doctor article, he stated that juice FASTING is kind of a misnomer as traditional fasting means "no food", technically juice fasting is liquid food. Your digestive system remains at rest while your body is still recieving nutrition.
---Warning-- I recently put myself on a cabbage soup diet and took the advise of a poster to take the hot soup, and for a change of pace, puree it in a blender. It was DELICIOUS. Unfortunately I didn't know I had gallbladder issues and a gallbladder attack ensued. It was a wake up call to how ill I am. NOT GIVING UP! If this is a possibility for anyone else simply, go to gallbladderattack.com click on the diet link and you will see a list of do and don't veggies. there are plenty of do's for a juice fast. Also, many will try to sell you on their plans. those differ as well. some docs say x amount of glasses/day, others say drink as much as you want because you can't OD on good nutrition. Personally, I am diabetic so my rule of thumb will be to add equal amounts of purified water to the juice and to stick to vegetable over fruit juice to maintain blood sugar levels. Some tell diabetics not to juice fast at all while others have been totally healed of their diabetes. You will see that ultimately it's your decision. read read read and decide. I am w/o insurance and have no money so I am using natural remedies for detox issues combined w/ the juice fasting. I'll update later. GOD BLESS!"
[YEA] 02/01/2008: Gabriela from Pahoa, USA: "I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis almost 25 years ago and was suffering on and off with painful inflammation in my hands. After taking all the usual prescribed medicines for about a year, I had enough and went on to cure myself. I did 4 weeks of juice fasting and afterwards ate only vegan and mostly raw foods (all organic). I also let the dentist remove all my amalgams. Over the years when my diet got poor and my stress levels high, I would get inflammation again. Whenever I went back to juice fasting (the ultimate detoxification, I would do this for all kinds of diseases) and eating RAVE diet (google it) foods, I get symptom free. Stress in life is often unavoidable, but we have power over the foods we eat. Juice fasting and RAVE diet are my cure for Rheumatoid arthritis. If I find myself eating too sweet (sugar is poison, I use Stevia and Agave syrup only), I counteract with greens. (alalize again). Industrial food (all prepared food) is poison. I don't eat it."
09/06/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA: "Slice Stringy Vegetables for Easier Juicing...
If you've ever tried juicing a hunk of burdock root you know that stringy vegetables can be nearly impossible to juice. If you slice the offender into lengthwise strips about 1/2 inch wide it will be much easier to juice."
Lemon Ginger Blast
[YEA] 06/10/2012: Jonathan from Milwaukee, Wisconsin: "Hi everyone! This is the most helpful discussion on the topic of parasites that I've found on the internet. Thanks!
I want to share a raw juice recipe called "Lemon Ginger Blast" that I'm pretty excited about. It's supposed to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-mucus, anti-parasitic, enhances circulation, stimulates digestion, neutralizes free radicals, oxygenating, detoxifying, energizing, and anti-aging. It has habanero peppers so I'm pretty sure it's all of those things! Here's the recipe:
- 2 apples
- 1 - 3 inch piece of raw ginger
- 1 lemon (unpeeled if organic; peeled if not organic)
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch arugula
- 1 cucumber
- 3 habanero hot peppers
- Wash all veggies (I use apple cider vinegar)
- Run all the ingredients through a juicer
- Pour into a glass mason jar
- Drink it daily for breakfast!
NOTE: For more information google "Lou Corona" "Lemon Ginger Blast". Also see Dan "The Life Regenerator" MacDonald's website."Replies
06/13/2012: Kk from Seattle, Wa replies: "So, how do you wash all of this in ACV. What are your proportions of water: ACV, how do you know this works cleaning wise?"
07/19/2012: Koko from Lagos, Nigeria replies: "Please what is BHT?"
07/20/2012: "BHT stands for butylated hydroxytoluene"
N/a Beer for Juicing Abdominal Pain
[YEA] 03/10/2008: Robert from Orlando, Florida: "Non-alcoholic beer remedy
Years ago I began to drink large amounts of fruit or vegetable juices like grape or V-8 or tomato juice, but the acid content eventually began to irritate my bowels. At one point my body could no longer tolerate those juices getting severe intestinal pains if I took any amount.
Then I began drinking juices together with non-alcoholic beer and found that, amazingly, I could drink unlimited amounts of juices that way without any problem whatsoever. I don't know what it is about beer that mitigates the effects of the acid in juices but I have been mixing the two and drinking them for many years now with no ill effects whatsoever. In fact, I find the taste of the combination to be superior to the taste of either one alone. The best way to do it is to mix the juice together (maybe about 25% to 50% beer) but they can be taken separately too."Replies
05/25/2011: Kathie from Houston, United States replies: "I have read several studies that show that alcohol opens your cells up to better absorb whatever you are consuming. That is why smokers that drink are more prone to throat cancer that non drinking smokers. But I would assume that juicing with alcohol could be beneficial if you do not have alcoholic tendencies. My husband will sometimes do a tequila shot in the evening when we juice. I would not recommend it, but it does make you wonder if he is getting more benefit..."
03/02/2012: Dan from Perth, Wa, Australia replies: "Except that Alcohol is one of the most potent carcinogens known to man, and that one serve of alcohol a day, dramatically increases your risk of numerous cancers and diseases."
06/28/2012: Jacko from Vancouver, Bc replies: "NA= Non-alcoholic beer"
[YEA] 02/01/2008: Gabriela from Pahoa, USA: "When I had a cold or the flu in the past, my body could never get rid of it. I always got bronchitis and always had to take anti-biotics to finally stop it all. One day I said to myself with TOTAL determination: I will not allow to get a cold again, because my body can't fight it. Since then I have had only one cold (in 10 years). That one I cured with the juice of one large organic onion per day(made in the Champion juicer) and mixed with fresh orange juice. I had to drink this for 2 days only and was fine again. I regard onion juice as a natural anti-biotic."Replies
09/06/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA replies: "How would you describe the flavor? Can a nice mild Vidalia be used or are the massive hot yellow onions better?"
[YEA] 02/01/2008: Gabriela from Pahoa, USA: "I have had pinworms for almost a year. I tried unsuccessful at first to treat it naturally. I spent $ 300.00 for an internal parasite cleanse (DR.Natura) which did absolutely nothing. I was told it is NOT possible to treat them other than with allopathic medicines. Pin-Ex didn't work. As here on a remote island, I don't have access to a personal doctor, only to a clinic where little time is at hand and only 1 medicine is prescribed(Mebendazole). If that doesn't work, bad luck. After I was sufficiently angry and determined to help myself, it worked again as it always has in the past. I find that this TOTAL determination to help myself is necessary to find my cure. First I drank the juice of one big onion mixed with sweet orange juice (fresh) for 2 days (to alkalize my system). This is my personal first aid with almost ALL illness. Then I ate 3-4 bulbs of garlic during the day. I added Epazote to my herbal teas and meals (one tablespoon over the day). And I drank 2 ginger teas and ate all the cut up ginger (about a table spoon full) at the end with some agave sirup. At night I used one quarter tablet of pin-ex as a suppository to kill the worms in the anus and be able to sleep without squirming worms and stop them from laying more eggs. I had to do this only 3 or 4 nights, then I was symptom free. I hung bedsheets and blankets all day in the sun, every day for a week. Changed towels and clothing daily."
[QUESTION] 09/06/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA: "Anyone who has juiced a potato knows that a paste collects at the bottom of the glass. This is probably potato starch. Anyone disagree? In that case, not drinking the paste would conceivable reduce the carbohydrate value of the beverage. Anyone know if it would affect other nutrient values?
There is a brand of organic russet potato here that tastes sweet, rather than bitter when eaten raw. Even garden potatoes taste bitter in comparison. Do organic standards rule out genetically modified crops? Why do these taste sweet?"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/12/2008: Carleen from Brooklyn, U.S.A: "I would like to know, can I be allergic to juicing? I recently purchased a juicer and began juicing. After having my first glass of juice, which comprised of grapes, apples, spinach, clery, and sweet pepper my face and head started itching. The next day I eliminated the grapes, (becuase I remembered before I started juicing the day before i had a few red grapes, and a little itching started), so I figured I was allergic to red grapes. I then added carrots to my juicing concoction, and after having the glass I still itched. The following day I decided to get rid of the carrots this time, so I juicied spinach, lettuce, clery, peppers and an apple. This time I was still itching but it was less intense. Is it possible for me to be allergice to juicing? Just to let you know I juice first thing in the moring after having a workout, also, I am not allergic to fruit and vegetables if eaten."Replies
06/28/2009: Sarah from Hackensack, New Jersey replies: "You could be allergic to Bell Pepper because Bell pepper is one of the common grocery ingredients that causes allergic reactions. Why don't you skip it and continue with the rest?"
10/13/2009: Facundo from Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz replies: "It is because the molds and fungis, you could be allergic to them. They are in overripe fruit, tomatoes, celery, old carrots, etc."
04/04/2012: Dimensioncarrier from Bridgtown, Barbados replies: "Blessed love and greetings, you said that you mixed a couple fruits and juices together, but when you really looked at what you juiced together, you juiced a concoction, .. You see, certain fruits and vegetables don't go together, this is why there is the vege kingdom, and the fruit kingdom, they are distant relatives, and should not be mixed together unless you know for certain what you are concocting, as certain mixes with the wrong concocs can be very harmful, and in your case this was the result, so don't be dismayed... Keep on juicing and blessed health!"
[QUESTION] 02/01/2009: rdani from cincinnati, ohio: "Weightloss: what I'm a new juicer and I love to that I can get my daily recommended fruits and vegetables this way, however, I would to lose 75 pounds off my frame and wonder what combination of veggies and or fruits should you juice in order to lose unwanted weight?"Replies
02/02/2009: Sandy from Bangalore, India replies: "Bottle-gourd juice is supposed to be very effective for weight loss. Also, has a host of other health benefits."
02/02/2009: Rosy from Orlando, Fl replies: "Mostly veggies, as fruits have lots of sugar. I like spinach and strawberry juice, berry delicious! I only use a couple of strawberries, and mostly spinach leaves. If you are using a spinning juicer I would add a harder veggie to help push all the good stuff the rest of the way through. Also don't forget to use the pulp. I made some great rice with celery and carrot pulp. If you are juicing only pleas make sure you are getting enough calories, as you metabolism will slow if you get too few."
02/02/2009: Janie from Mattoon, Il replies: "Hope this helps in your quest to lose weight through juicing.
How do I lose weight with juicing?
The best way to achieve weight loss through juice fasting is to use low-sugar vegetables, rather than fruits. Remember that with juicing, all of the fiber is removed, so any high sugar vegetable (such as carrots) will send your blood sugar and insulin levels through the roof. This will cause weight gain.
Juice with the following ORGANIC low-sugar, high-nutrient vegetables for optimum cleansing and weight loss:
o green or red chard o dandelion greens (these are especially good for liver cleansing) o cucumber (these have lots of water) o celery o spinach o parsley o sprouts o romaine lettuce o cilantro o broccoli o fennel o tomatoes
Avoid the high-sugar root vegetables such as carrots and beets (although beets are well-known for their liver cleansing and healing abilities). If you can get beet greens, use those instead. Many supermarkets carry them.
You may notice that there is only one cruciferous vegetable on my list (broccoli). Although these types of vegetables are filled with cancer-fighting, liver-cleansing compounds, they have also may interfere with thyroid function. Since a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroidism) can affect many people who are trying to lose weight, I advise keeping your intake of these vegetables lower, especially for juicing.
Experiment with which combinations you like best. Here are some general guidelines for combos:
o tomato, celery, cucumber, romaine, dandelion o broccoli, tomato, celery, parsley, cilantro
Why no fruit juices?
I don't recommend consuming fruit juices because it is such a concentrated source of sugar, and can spike your blood sugar and insulin levels, leading to increased weight gain. Most people who are overweight need to control their blood sugar carefully. So stay away from fruits to achieve weight loss through juice fasting.
However, there are some low-sugar fruit exceptions: strawberries, cranberries, and blueberries. Although they DO contain fruit sugars, they are the lowest in sugar of all fruits (except lemons and limes, of course).
A delicious, refreshing morning blend is to juice a handful of fresh (not frozen) strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries. Then add the juice of half a lemon.
But be sure to note how you feel after drinking this juice. Does your heart race? Do you feel lightheaded? This could indicate that these fruit juices have caused a spike in your blood sugar. If this happens, don't juice fruits, except for lemons and limes.
Why buy organic?
Because these juices use so many vegetables, and are so concentrated, it's especially important that you buy organic vegetables. If you're on a limited budget, then make sure you get organic celery and spinach, as these are the most highly sprayed of the juicing vegetables. Of the fruits, be sure to buy organic strawberries.
Juicing is an important part of a successful weight loss plan, and you will feel great, too!
09/06/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA replies: "Cantaloup is another fruit with less sugar.
1 cup cantaloup balls (177g) has (Daily Values):
120% vitamin A
108% vitamin C
1 cup raw blueberries (148g):
2% vitamin A
24% vitamin C
A fantastic site for comparing food values: http://www.nutritiondata.com/"