Juicing: A Glassful of Health and Home Remedies!

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.

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.

Posted by Theresa (Washington D.C., USA) on 02/12/2009

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.


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.