Juicing: A Glassful of Health and Home Remedies!

| Modified on Dec 01, 2017
Juicing for Untreatable Health Problems
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 02/22/2016

I have an encouraging story to share with you all! My husband was repairing a roof for a 74 year old lady, who is also a friend of a friend. This lady ended up telling my husband a story about her restoration to health.

Apparently, several years ago this lady was having constant itchy skin and her hair was falling out. She was in a lot of pain. Doctors thought it was because of her thyroid, so they were going to take it out, but were unable to do so because of a genetic issue she had. In the end they said, "Sorry, there is nothing we can do for you."

Well, this lady is a go-getter and wasn't going to give up that easily. She took charge of her health. She found a reputable naturopathic doctor. She ended up juicing and using essential oils. She started drinking 96 ounces (that's 3 quarts or 12 cups! ) of freshly juiced juice each day. That is a LOT of juice for anyone, and this is a petite lady. She was juicing carrots, celery and I think kale. She was also using essential oils, though I am not sure how.

Well, over time, through her regimen, she was completely healed of all of her health problems.

There was some recent discussion here at EC about attitude and health. I think this lady's positive attitude and motivation to take charge of her own health also went a long way to her healing. Healing is sometimes a lot of WORK! Juicing and drinking 96 ounces of juice a day would be a pain! Sure, it is easier to just take a pill or whatever, which is why some don't bother with the natural route. But her hard work paid off.

This lady also cares for her pet dog and volunteers at a local women's shelter. I think staying involved to the level at which you are able and doing for others in some way also affects your health in a positive way.

This story was inspiring to me and I hope it encourages you, too! Take charge of your health, don't give up, and have a positive attitude. :)

~Mama to Many~

Garlic, Ginger and Onion Juice
Posted by R S Yadav (Shimla) on 12/17/2015

Extract of three kitchen items help to cure all diseases

For persons who are suffering from any disease and not finding any relief please try the following before breakfast, lunch and dinner everday for minimum of one month

1) Fresh Garlic juice 5 ml

2) Fresh ginger Juice 5 ml

3) Onion juice 5 ml

Mix all of them in 400 ml warm water. Slowly take by sipping taking minimum 30-40 minutes.

This should be followed by regular meal in which minimum time of 20 minutes should be taken.

The results will surprise everyone suffering from any incurable disease.

Onion Juice
Posted by Carmel (Essex, Uk) on 11/04/2015

Onion is from the same family as garlic, chicory, leeks, and can help with many things.

Correct Ratio of Ingredients
Posted by Carmel (Essex, Uk) on 11/04/2015

The cheapest juicers are the large centrifugals, with a fast blade. They are cheap and fast but some of the nutrition gets lost and you must drink it straight away to get the nutrition. The slow press juicers are now more affordable, . some are the same price or less than centrifugals, and squash the food rather than chop it, retaining much of its nutrition as the machine does not get all hot and kill some, it is fine for a few days and can be stored in the fridge. Perfect machine for hard things. A blender is better if you want to retain the fibre, you can add oats, nuts, seeds, whatever fibre you want but you also retain the fibre from the food itself, with those nutrients, and you can use soft things like berries and bananas, but add some water or orange or apple juice, some base note to it, using the rest as the taste or medicine, as you do with perfume. I have a slow press and a blender as both are good in different ways. I now drink a juice for breakfast and another or a blend for lunch. The immune system, as with most things, decline or spoil as we get older and we need to help ourselves.

Posted by Carmel (Essex, Uk) on 11/04/2015

Onions and garlic are great for coughs, colds, immune system. Fruit is nice but beware of the sugar content, especially as it rushes straight through the system, better to stick to vegs most of the time. Add seeds, nuts, oats etc for fibre and extra nutrition.

Cabbage Juice for GERD
Posted by Carmel (Essex Uk) on 11/04/2015

Red cabbage has more goodness than green. Both of them can attack the thyroid - so can brocolli and cauliflower - but this is only if it is raw and if you have loads of it. Most of us would never have that much of it even if we drank it all day long.

Correct Ratio of Ingredients
Posted by Judy (Tampa, Fl) on 06/15/2015

Looking for a juice recipe to correct lightheadness.

Weight Loss
Posted by James (Liverpool, Uk) on 03/30/2015

Looking for a delicious way to slim down? This Banana, Carrot, and Orange Smoothie with a bit of Spinach and seeds enhances your way to losing weight.


1/2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

2 cups spinach

1 orange peeled

1 carrot

1 banana halved

1/2 cup greek yoghurt

low fat milk to fill line

Directions: Add all ingredients to your large nutribullet cup, saving low fat milk for last.
Once you have filled the cup with low fat milk to the fill line, puree ingredients to desired consistency.

Cabbage Juice for GERD
Posted by Rich (Ca) on 03/05/2015

Try adding a handful of cilantro with your red cabbage juice- yum! Takes the sulfur taste away :)

Correct Ratio of Ingredients
Posted by Myway (Delaware, Usa) on 02/03/2015

Wendy, our immune systems decline as we get older so having a natural preventative arsenal is critical. For cold, flu, cough....black seed oil (Nigella Sativa). This oil, along with a liquid magnesium product keeps my asthma in check - and my cold prone 80 year old Mom, it has worked wonders. Get it off Amazon or a UK nutrition shop. 1 tsp in am, 1 tsp at night!

MyWay, :D

Correct Ratio of Ingredients
Posted by Wendy (London, UK) on 02/03/2015

Hi Maureen, as you have been juicing for many years could you give me some advice. I am 67 and in relative good health. I am diabetic type 2 but it is controlled. I eat well lots of fruit and veg.

However, I am very susceptible to colds and especially the coughs which come with them. I have just had the most horrendous cough which has kept me awake at night and hurt my ribs.

I was thinking of a juicer to get more vitamins into my body and hopefully build my immune system to fight them off better. Do you find you have few cold and coughs due to your juicing? Thank you

Lemon Ginger Blast
Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 04/24/2014

Add a few drops of lemon juice to a bowl when washing fruit and veg, it kills any mold and other nasties. Love Andrea Cxxxx

Juice Fasting
Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 04/24/2014

Add powdered Cinnamon to any fruit or starch stuff like beets and carrots. This will stop your blood sugar levels from spiking. Love Andrea C xxxx

Lemon Ginger Blast
Posted by Susan (Hailey, Idaho Usa) on 07/20/2012

BHT stands for butylated hydroxytoluene

Lemon Ginger Blast
Posted by Koko (Lagos, Nigeria) on 07/19/2012

Please what is BHT?

Cabbage Juice for GERD
Posted by Liz (La, Ca) on 07/16/2012

What type of cabbage?

N/a Beer for Juicing Abdominal Pain
Posted by Jacko (Vancouver, Bc) on 06/28/2012

NA= Non-alcoholic beer

Lemon Ginger Blast
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/13/2012

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?

Lemon Ginger Blast
Posted by Jonathan (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 06/10/2012

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


  1. Wash all veggies (I use apple cider vinegar)
  2. Run all the ingredients through a juicer
  3. Pour into a glass mason jar
  4. Drink it daily for breakfast!

NOTE: For more information google "Lou Corona" "Lemon Ginger Blast". Also see Dan "The Life Regenerator" MacDonald's website.

Side Effects
Posted by Dimensioncarrier (Bridgtown, Barbados) on 04/04/2012

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!

General Feedback
Posted by Cat (Austin, Tx) on 04/03/2012

Sounds like your dad may have problems with the sugar from the sweet fruits, particularly if heavy fruit consumption has not been his normal thing. Juicing more veggies would be the ticket if the above is the case. Today's fruits like bananas, oranges, pinapple, grapes... Are high in sugar and dizziness can result if eaten in concintration. I get dizzy with more than 1/2 of a small banana.

Here's what I would do for your dad and its simple to do: 1. Puchase a glucose meter & strips at the store (walgreens/walmart) 2. Prick his finger and test his blood first thing before he gets the fruit-filled juice & write down the number reading you get. 4. Give another test about 20 minutes after he drinks the fruity drink. If his sugar jumps 30 , this might be your answer as to why he feels dizzy. I would also test a green drink (cucumbers, parsley, celery... ) and see if there is a difference, like under 30. When we get older, we just don't handle food the way we could when we were younger For example: No matter what she eats, my 30 year old daughter's blood sugar stays under 100. Mine, even when I'm eating healthly (not obsessing on fruit, grain glutens, starches or overeating) rises to 110-120. GREAT since I once ran as high as 220. By the way, this method of testing is also being used to test inflammatory, trigger foods for people with asthma, allergies, celiac, and IBS food sensitivities.

Sorry I'm so long-winded. Good luck on your journey to great health.... CAT

N/a Beer for Juicing Abdominal Pain
Posted by Dan (Perth, Wa, Australia) on 03/02/2012

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.

Green Lemonade
Posted by Jamie (Nescopeck, Pa) on 01/21/2012

What is the green lemonade for?

General Feedback
Posted by Texas Buffalo (Lubbock, Texas) on 11/30/2011

Juice once a day 80% green vegetables 20% vegetables did this remedy for 90 days lost 27lbs and they took away my cholestrol meds, juiced 5days a week.

Cure for All Diseases
Posted by Phil (Seattle, Wa) on 11/23/2011

I have managed a dermatology clinic for years and you need to get the bleeding lesion on your nose biopsied immediately. It is probably a basal cell, but it could be a melanoma and that needs immediate attention. Please schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or primary care doc that will biopsy it. Please do this quickly.

Posted by Kim (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) on 11/16/2011

I drink a cup of carrots and 1/4 cup of cucumber juice a day. Is that bad for my liver?

General Feedback
Posted by Breanna (Tucson, Az - Arizona) on 08/03/2011

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!

Cure for All Diseases
Posted by Blindedbyscience (Asheville, Nc) on 08/02/2011

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).

Posted by Ti (Houston, Usa) on 06/28/2011


The below helped my blood sugar go from 140 to 96 in a few weeks. I take 10 oz of this every morning when I wake up.

1 full celery

1 big cucumber

2 handfuls parsley

1/2 piece ginger

juice of half lemon

Juice the above and remove all pulp. Drink immediately first thing in the morning on empty stomach. This helps balance and maintain blood sugar levels all day. If need be repeat at 4pm.

Posted by Srija (Bangalore, India) on 06/28/2011

Hi... Which juice will be best for diabetics? I am asking this for my mother. Thanks in advance.

Acid Reflux
Posted by Kathie (Houston, United States) on 05/25/2011

Meenu from Vancouver, that heart rate is pretty high. I have noticed that since I have started the ACV therapy with baking soda my heart rate has gone up a bit and I have a lot of nervous energy. Maybe it is part of our detox... Maybe we should cut back a little bit on the ACV so detox won't be so intense. I do not drink coffee and eat very little meat. Look into Linus Paulins (sp?) vitamin c therapy (you could be suffering from cronic scurvy, causing a build up of cholesteol in your artieries) He recommends high dose vitamin C that heals your arteries and Lysine to cover the sticky stuff in your arteries so they won't stick to the walls of your arteries- it is like tepholone for the bad stuff). Drink your 8 glasses of water (it helps lower your blood pressure). Take care of yourself, Kathie

Acid Reflux
Posted by Meenu (Vancouver, Bc) on 05/25/2011

I think this makes sense in my case now as i've added(apple, celery, carrots, beets) juice in my routine. Although my HBP readings for the past 2 years were 145/95 but lately I landed in ER with 212/110 n oddly ACV didn't work for me. I took it for good 3 months.

Acid Reflux
Posted by Kathie (Houston, United States) on 05/25/2011

Juicing for acid reflux makes a lot of sense. Bernard Jensen, Ph. D. Says that we need organic sodium (found in vegetables) to make hydrocloric acid and to protect our stomach lining. He says that we have acid reflux, not because we have too much Hydrochloric acid but too little, thus digestion becomes slow and we are burping food up many hours after eating. The vegetables he said that were highest in sodium content include: asparagus, beets, red cabbage, carrots, celery, dandelion, kale, parsley and spinach. He also recommends whey and veal joint broth.

I also juice aloe vera (do not juice the outside, this will surely tear up your stomach). I just scrape out the insides, mix it with a little water and use my hand blender. Drink soon after preparing because much of it's healing properties wane after 15 minutes.

N/a Beer for Juicing Abdominal Pain
Posted by Kathie (Houston, United States) on 05/25/2011

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...

General Feedback
Posted by Elaine (Oakwood, Ga) on 05/24/2011

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.

Cucumber Juice
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 02/06/2011

Jane I don't know about the side effect on the brain but the headache could be a detox reaction. It could also be dehydration or a combination of the two. Cucumber is fantastic at removing some excess fluid, especially if you found that you were making extra bathroom trips that day and not drinking enough water. I juiced two large cucumbers and gave the juice to a young lass who had bad sunburn and as a result her legs were swollen. As she was going to be flying in 8 hrs, to outback Australia to go camping, we needed to get her legs back to normal. After drinking the cucumber juice she lay down for about 4 hrs rest with her feet elevated. Well lots of trips to the bathroom later and she had legs back to normal although still burnt. I also made sure to give her plenty of fluids.

To help remove some chemical residue from fruit and veg use some H2O2 to wash or soak them. Some spay with 3% H2O2 then spray with white vinegar and then wash.

Carrot Juice
Posted by Pam (Usa) on 02/04/2011

Ha! Ha! Thats a little funny, you must admit! But you are right. When my son was about one years old the only baby food he liked eating were sweet potatoes and carrots among others, but the orange food for some reason he liked best and therefor I would always give it to him because he had a poor appetite. Then when I took him to the doctor for a check up, he went of laughing and told me to take a good look at him and his hands. They were orange! It was funny because here I thought he had a nice summer hue to him! The Doc said you are what you eat (which its true) and therefor you must eat in balance moderation. I guess if I eat to much blue stuff I'll end up looking like a Avatar! LOL... Good advice, for I was a teen mom and rather clueless at the time. Wish I knew all the things I've learned from this amazing website back then!
Love you guys!

Cucumber Juice
Posted by Jane (Asheville, NC) on 02/04/2011

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.

Acid Reflux
Posted by T (Dumont, Nj) on 11/02/2010

Following up on my previous post on Acid Reflux, I have continued to avoid acid reflux. I believe celery may have been the most important ingredient in my juice recipe, although all raw vegetables include enzymes that help with digestion -- I think they work better than enzyme pills. I also think celery/juice heals the stomach lining and esophagus. I now eat whole celery, esp. with heavy meals, and still avoid chocolate, coffee, and excessive tomato sauce. Occasionally I juice and drink with my meals. I am sure to add a few pinches of chia seed for fiber. Really helps keep things moving, which will also help you avoid acid reflux! The other night my husband had acid reflux and I suggested he eat some celery. The reflux went away immediately. I juiced celery for him the next day as insurance. I added 2 drops of stevia for taste.

Posted by Todd (Austin, Tx, Usa) on 04/20/2010

I agree with vegetable juicing as a potential remedy for acne. I gave Hydrogen Peroxide a go for a few weeks and it did seem to help, but it wasn't stopping the root of the problem, only nipping it in the bud, as it were (not to mention dying a lot of my brown hair blond). My acne would still come, and then the HP would help tame it down sooner. Not really ideal, but I went along with it, because I loathe acne.

THEN I began juicing green vegetables. Actually I began this as an attempt to heal my chronic sinusitis (my number one affliction and arch-nemesis) by way of adjusting my pH. Sinusitis persists (still working on that), but my acne has halted--that is, more or less, gone.

I've been using slightly different recipes than above. I limit the sugary (glucose) vegetables like carrots to one or two. I try to use mostly dark leafy greens like spinach, collards, kale, with a base of small amounts of carrot, celery, and cucumber. Parsley and the like is good too. I've been told (and read), think "green." I experiment and switch it up form week to week, but try to make small amounts of concentrated green juice. I'm talking 10 ozs or less. I take mine on an empty stomach in the mornings. Within a few days, before I could pinpoint what was going on, my acne just stopped forming. It's been a few weeks now and the improvement is substantial.

I'm not sure what to attribute this to; my internet research (what other kind is there?) yields conflicting results. Some say pH! some say detox! others hormones! Fortunately I don't have to know how it works. I just drink it and smile my unblemished face.

Will this work for you? I can not say. Do I think it could? Yes. Do I think you should invest in a $40 entry level juicer and some organic vegetables to see what happens? Yes. Best of luck everyone.

PS I will say this last thing. I read you should be careful with too much greens too soon. I believe this is important. Please start slow. Maybe try some palatable juices first (as mentioned above, carrot, celery, cucumber), then slowly add the greens in. I know you're eager for clean skin, but take it slow and you'll be glad.

General Feedback
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/09/2010

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!

Acid Reflux
Posted by Rd (Houston, Texas) on 03/02/2010

thanks so much phoenix i will give these a try.

Acid Reflux
Posted by R.d. (Houston, Texas) on 02/13/2010

Thanks for sharing, so many great ideas here. I was in the hospital last yr.with low potass. and other gastroenteritis symptoms. I changed my eating habits over the past year. I finally got test and results last week were GERD. I had very similar problems as T and some.... Dry cough,breathing problems and inconsistent pain in stomach and back.

I tried magnesium citrate(nat. calm) along with potassium (vit. shop). Food has been my medicine and i could not be happier.

If i have tomato,caffiene,wheat,corn these things will throw my day off. I have found natural/organic is tastier and works better. Less meat more veges. fruits,rice,soaked beans and nuts(sprouted when possible)In general less packaged. Juicing or blender is a part of my prep but not everyday. most of what i do is in moderation and variety. Right now i have tried curry blend. Indian inspired food seems to help my digestion.

Whole Foods has been my favorite place to shop! LOCAL produce is ripe and edible :) I find some at walmart now. (figs, mixed greens,) Kroger has things but not as fresh. I find balancing electrolytes very important. I also have clear thinking,energy,no cravings.-- i was so addicted to sugars especially chocolate.

Questions i still have: does anyone know or have unwanted weight loss with Gerd? I have always been thin so it shows on me.sensitive system has increased over the past 10yrs. I do feel much better in general after eating good.

Thanks again everyone for your info.

Posted by Nugo (Brentwood, Ny, Usa) on 01/15/2010

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.

Posted by Rainidaze (Los Angeles, Ca) on 01/10/2010

I too use that vegetable mix with very good success.

For increased energy and more mental acuity I make the following juice

5 carrots
1 cucumber (I like the English variety)
1/2 bell pepper
1/4 red,and yellow and orange bell pepper
2 apples
3 stalks of celery
juice of one lime
1/2 bunch of parsley
one inch of ginger root
2 cups Pineapple chunks fresh (optional)

After juicing place juice in a blender add

2-3 hand fulls of spinanch blend until smooth

Drink daily to every other day for best results

Of course organic is best but don't delay because you don't have all the perfect ingredients yet.

Carrot Juice
Posted by L.sinclair (Boulder, Colorado, USA) on 11/18/2009

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):
2 apples
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.

Green Lemonade
Posted by Belladonna (Toronto, On) on 11/17/2009

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.

Juice Fasting
Posted by Kelly (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 11/11/2009

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!

Side Effects
Posted by Facundo (Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz) on 10/13/2009

It is because the molds and fungis, you could be allergic to them. They are in overripe fruit, tomatoes, celery, old carrots, etc.

Potato Juice
Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA) on 09/06/2009

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?

Weight Loss
Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA) on 09/06/2009

Cantaloup is another fruit with less sugar.

1 cup cantaloup balls (177g) has (Daily Values):
14g sugar
120% vitamin A
108% vitamin C
14% potassium

1 cup raw blueberries (148g):
15g sugar
2% vitamin A
24% vitamin C
3% potassium

A fantastic site for comparing food values: http://www.nutritiondata.com/

Onion Juice
Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA) on 09/06/2009

How would you describe the flavor? Can a nice mild Vidalia be used or are the massive hot yellow onions better?

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