Last Modified on Jun 15, 2015
Juicing fruits and vegetables into delectable (hopefully) and richly nutritious drinks can be a very effective way to greatly increase your daily nutritional intake without adding all of the bulk and roughage to your diet (if you're already getting enough fiber). With a kitchen juicer, you can mechanically extract the healthiest components of fruits and vegetables, wheat grass, sprouts, and other healthy foods and drink it down in a burst of tasty nutrition!
Juicing is excellent also for increasing the raw foods component of your diet, which can help to bring more phytochemicals into your nutrient intake, since they may otherwise be destroyed by cooking.
The Veggie or the Juice? If it's an either or thing, eating the whole fruit or vegetable is probably healthier than only juicing. Still, juicing can help to take your healthy diet to a whole new level!
[YEA] After a long battle, first with prescriptions, then with nearly every suggestion made here on Earth Clinic, I have finally defeated Acid Reflux by juicing. (I love Earth Clinic, & many of the suggestions here helped, but juicing seemed to resolve my problem.) I improved after juicing for the first time and now, after several months, I can eat anything (except I still avoid chocolate, coffee, & excessive sugar). At my worst, even a single mouthful of any food would set off symptoms. I couldn't lie flat for almost a year. I was up all night many times. I had symptoms of a hiatal hernia as well as reflux. Before I started trying natural remedies, I was on 80 mg/day of Nexium with little relief and discontinued when I started seeing blood in my stools.
A typical juice may have kale, carrots, ginger, cucumber, celery, zucchini (+ maybe 1/2 beet or apple). Be creative but don't overdo it with fruits or sugary veggies.
I also eat oatmeal (soluble fiber acts as prebiotic) w/ cayenne, virgin coconut oil. I eat papayas too. I found baking soda in water at bedtime controlled symptoms when I still had them. These things helped but juicing was the key to conquering. Make small quantities (1 glass or less) and sip. If you are prone to constipation, don't drink too much and take a fiber supplement. If you don't have a juicer, some healthfood stores make fresh juice blends by the glass (again, avoid the sugary blends). My juicer cost about $75 and has been well worth it. One more thing- in my experience, there is no substitute for the nutrition of real, whole food. I have had a pretty healthy diet for a couple of years but never was able to consume the quantity & variety of raw veggies I get w/ juicing.
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[YEA] I have been an avid reader of Earth Clinic since finding a great sore throat cure here in desperation last winter.
I suffer from moderate adult acne and I wanted to share with you my results from drinking freshly made carrot juice, blended with fresh parsley, apple and ginger.
Anecdotal evidence (my own) suggests that the Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) in carrots is helping heal my skin. Parsley contains high amounts of chlorophyll and Vitamin C, and Apples also contain vitamin C. Ginger is a potent herb known for it's curative properties.
To get the full benefits of this regimen, use ORGANIC produce.
I recommend starting on the juice regimen as a daily practice.
NB: You will need a juicer, NOT a blender! I use the Breville brand of juicers, they are the absolute best and easy to clean.
The recipe I use:
12 organic carrots - do NOT juice the greens - they are toxic
2 organic apples (do NOT juice the apple seeds. They contain a trace amount of cyanide)
1 very large bunch of fresh organic parsley
1 hunk of fresh ginger (about 1 - 2 inches long)
Carefully clean and rinse produce. Chop off the top and tip of the carrots. Leave the peel ON.
Divide the apple into four quarters. Chop off the part where the seeds are.
Wash the parsley and place on a paper towel.
Scrub the ginger well with a vegetable brush. Cut off any dead looking areas.
Carefully inspect the juicer and turn it on.
S-L-O-W-L-Y feed the parsley into the juicer with the safety pusher
then slowly feed your apples through
then slowly feed the ginger through
then slowly feed the carrots through.
STIR THE FINISHED JUICE WELL BEFORE POURING.
DRINK IMMEDIATELY! Juice starts to lose it's vitamins on contact with air. If you do make too much juice, refrigerate it in a GLASS CONTAINER and use it within 24 hours.
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[YEA] A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with GERD and I suffered from acid reflux and heartburn. The medication prescribed by the doctor rather worsened my situation and I suffered a number of side effects from it. I came across a site suggesting that drinking raw cabbage juice cures acid reflux and other problems related to the stomach, such as ulcer.I did further research to confirm this and decided to give it a try.
The general suggested daily dosage is about a quart [800ml] of raw cabbage juice to be taken about 4 times daily. I found that rather too much and I started with 400ml [100ml x 4].I noticed great improvement and after one week I reduced the dosage to 300ml [100ml x 3]. After about 3 weeks of the whole therapy, I decided to take only 200ml a day. Those with stomach ulcers or acute cases of acid reflux might need to take the full dosage.
I have stopped drinking cabbage juice since about 10 months now and I haven't had any serious reflux problems. For those who would like to try it, PLEASE NOTE that it is said to have strong impact on the thyroid glands [the more reason why I never consumed 800ml a day!]. Not to mention the stench - it is better stored in an air-tight water bottle and kept in the fridge. Good luck to all, and thanks for the great site.
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[YEA] I started juicing about a year ago, when a friend of mine became obsessed with enzymes and their healing properties. At the time I was dealing with severe fatigue, and was willing to try anything.
My favorite juice consists of (all organic):
4-6 carrots (depending on size of carrots)
a handful of fresh spinach
I drink this every morning, and sometimes in the evening. I notice an increase in energy, revitalization, my skin glows, acne clears up in days, any congestion disappears, and it also helps suppress appetite.
[SIDE EFFECTS] I noticed one day that my contacts looked rather orange. They're supposed to be mildly blue. After deciding it must have been all the carrot juice I was drinking, I quit drinking carrot juice. Probably a little now and then or diluted would be ok, though. So far the new pair is not orange and I have had almost zero carrot juice. Just a word of caution.
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[WARNING!] Sometimes I wake up at night with one or both feet cramping and sometimes it is my ankle or leg cramping. Sometimes if I am in bed for 1/2 hour or so before going to sleep my feet will cramp. Someone said stretching your feet and legs will help but it didn't. Usually I will walk around for awhile and usually take Vit C, D and E. Within 5 minutes the cramping sometimes stops. During the time I was healing my liver from jaundice I was taking 45-60 ounces of carrot juice a day and then I had a lot of cramps.
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[YEA] My comment is to Gaye from Greenwich, CT. I have been juicing for more than 20 years. You need to make 7/8's of your juice as carrot juice and 1/8 greens. Or 1/8 combination of greens and beets. Beets are a powerful cleanser and you will have to lay down for half an hour after taking too much because of the cleaning effect, no matter how long you have been juicing! So be careful. Carrot Juice is the closest thing to the make-up of your blood. To give you an idea of how much beets to use we juice 4 lbs of carrots, one whole cucumber and a small beet the size of a golf ball. You can judge from that what amount you will need. Maureen
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Hi everyone,
I am hoping someone can help me. I started juicing greens last month with great results (energy, glowing skin, detoxifying effects, etc). However, on the two ocassions that I added a cucumber to my concoction, I have gotten a strange reaction in the brain about half an hour later. Yesterday I juiced 1 medium cucumber along with a lime, piece of ginger, a green apple, 1 head of romaine lettuce. Half an hour later, I felt a hot, rushing sensation in the top part of my head and then for the rest of the day I had a slight headache. The same happened to me in January, but I didn't figure out it was the cucumber addition until yesterday. In Jan, I thought I might have had an overdose of vitamin d from the 5,000mg supplement I take every day and too much green juice. But now I am not so sure. Do you think this is a pesticide reaction? I feel much better today. The cucumber was not organic. Thanks in advance for any insight you might have.
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[YEA] I've had receding gums since I was a teenager, I'm now 50 and have gotten by. Lately my teeth are looking pretty good, my top gums have all grown down. About 2 weeks ago I started vegetable juicing again and feel that that has been a big factor. I have an old Juiceman and don't usually buy organic although I also have my own garden. A typical green juice would be celery, cucumber, some greens (kale, mustard greens, spinach, etc. ) and an apple. I was using juices from the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary. Also since my juicer doesn't do greens too well I also make green smoothies in my $20 blender which works fine. I've been a strict lacto vegetarian for 30 yrs. I feel my health has quite noticeably improved. I was getting a spot on my nose that bled so I think it was basal cell, I'm still watching it but it has almost disappeared. For teeth I highly recommend D3 which I don't take religiously but do take. For vegans there is now a plant source D3 from mushrooms, I guess you can't name products here but I found it in Earthfare. D3 should have k2 with it and you should take it separately from Vit A and with some fat (optimally).
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[YEA] The only remedy for any problems we all have is really simple juice ORGANIC VEGETABLES drink 1or 2 pitchers a day and you will see diference.
Hi... Which juice will be best for diabetics? I am asking this for my mother. Thanks in advance.
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[YEA] I caught a regular flu and cough recently in the midst of the dreadful wide spread of H1N1 swine flu. I juiced the following fruits and drank it 3 times a day and I was well within a couple of days. Would like to share the recipe here.
1 big grapefruit - Peel and leave the white pith intact. Discard all seeds
2 lemons - Peel and leave the white pith intact. Discard all seeds
3 oranges - Peel and leave the white pith intact. Discard all seeds
raw organic honey
3 green apples
1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger
EC: Above deleted url was to a well known juicer company.
[YEA] Add few cloves of garlic to carrots well peeled off and chopped. Extract the juice by adding enough water. Have it regularly every morning on empty stomach. It cures the following:
Juice Fasting on medications
My parents and I have recently bought a juicer and wanted to start fasting. My stepdad is on medications such as warfarin. I know that we need to be careful with what we juice because of this blood thinner. He has been feeling very light headed today and we are worried the juice is counteracting with the medications. We want him to get healthy but not harm him in the process. We are careful not to juice too many greens. We juice mainly celery, cucumber, beets, apples, & certain other fruits. Not too many greens like I said. Other than consulting a doctor, can anyone give me any advice or info on this at all? it would be very appreciated. Thank you much people of this site!
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We just bought a $200.00 Breville Juicer, Yes its a lot of money but we did want a really good juicer. can anyone tell us how to get started juicing the right way.. I have heard you can get sick if you go to fast... please help.
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