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
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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~


Acne
Posted by Evalynne (Mexico) on 12/01/2017

There are several posts relating to juicing helping acne. I just read research that indicates adult acne is a symptom of too little stomach acid (Google it). Vegetable juice has a lot of "organic sodium" which increases stomach acid. Maybe that's the reason it helps. Also perhaps you could Google for the veggies containing the most sodium & zero in on those for even better results.


Acid Reflux
Posted by T (Dumont, NJ) on 04/20/2008
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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.

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


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!


Juicing Tips
Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA) on 09/06/2009

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.


Juice Fasting
Posted by Gabriela (Pahoa, USA) on 02/01/2008
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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.


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.

Ingredients:

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.


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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

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


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

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

Hello,

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.


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.


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!


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


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!

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


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


Cure for All Diseases
Posted by LITSA (FAIRBANKS, ALASKA) on 03/19/2008
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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.


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

NA= Non-alcoholic beer


Garlic Carrot Juice Remedy
Posted by Rathnashikamani B (Chennai, Tamilnadu, India) on 12/18/2007
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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:

Hypertension
Skin infections
Constipation
Cough
Allergic Colds
Indigestion
Obesity
Heart troubles
Lung infections
Tonsillitis


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 Koko (Lagos, Nigeria) on 07/19/2012

Please what is BHT?


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

BHT stands for butylated hydroxytoluene


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!

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


General Feedback
Posted by Tina (San Antonio) on 09/17/2016

I recommend for him to stay away from vitamin K- especially green leafs that is dangerous with warfarin..


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.


Diabetes
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.

Diabetes
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?



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