The Health Benefits of Juicing    

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Proverbs 4:7)


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Home Page                                         
The Benefits of Drinking Tea               
Filtering Your Water                           
Honey and the Bee                              
A Few More All-Natural Recipes        
Fasting For Spiritual Health                   
What Are We Being Exposed To?    
DMSO - Can It Be Beneficial For You?
The Thyroid Gland                             
Essential Oils                                      
Eat Your Green Leafy Veggies            
Baking Soda for Your Health             
Avocados - Another Superfood          
Fermented Foods                               
Looking After Our Teeth                    
Oil Pulling                                           
Reversing Diabetes                             
Groceries - What to Avoid                  
Hemp Oil                                           
Looking After Our Eyes                     
Immunizations - Not For Our Benefit  
All Natural Recipes                            
Eating Nuts - A Healthy Snack            
Growing Your Own Sprouts               
Looking After Man's Best Friend         
Coconut Oil - Another Superfood       
Put Away the Weed Killer                  
Should it be Unlawful to be Healthy?   
Healing Herbs                                    
Growing Your Own Organic Garden   
Changing Your Lifestyle                      
There is no Cure .... or is There?         
Monsanto and the Evils of GMO          
Multiple Sclerosis                                
Surviving Radiation                              
Artificial Sweeteners                           
Coping with Arthritis and Gout            
Maintaining a Healthy Heart                 
The Healing Powers of Hypnosis         
Response to Letter Re: Hypnosis         
Recipes For Raw Food                       
Exercising Your Body and Mind           
Detoxifying Your Body                        
Our Cancer Treatments Are Wrong     
Eating Raw "Live" Foods                     
Is Milk Really Good For Us?              
Superfoods                                        
Vitamins C and D                              
Beating Cancer - Naturally                   
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy                
Response to Letter Re: H2O2              
Say NO To Vaccinations                     
Our Body - A Temple of God              

"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food",  
Hippocrates - The Father of Medicine


There is a saying, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."  This can be no truer than our health industry.  Modern medicine tells us that all cures can only come from modern medicine, and that all natural forms of treatments are quackery.


Doctors who swear by the "Hippocratic Oath" are really being "hypocritical" when stating, "I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel."  According to the book Death By Modern Medicine by Dr. Carolyn Dean, "The American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States." 


And keep this fact in mind .... even though we live in an electronics age, the number one money-making business in the world is the pharmaceutical business.


God has blessed us with foods to prevent and cure all disease, and we must convince ourselves of this fact.  Fruits and vegetables (organic whenever possible) provide us with most of the vitamins and minerals that our bodies require.  If you can remember back to your high school days, you may recall reading about the many explorers that lost entire fleets due to scurvy.  Eventually it was discovered scurvy was due to a deficiency of vitamin C.  All accounts of scurvy plummeted once this fact was realized, and ships began to include oranges, lemons and lime juice with their food supplies.


Fruits and vegetables are also very rich in enzymes.  When these beneficial foods are cooked, or heated above 110 to 120 degrees, their enzymes are destroyed.  Enzymes are the body's life force.  They are essential for digestion and absorption of food, converting foods into body tissue and for producing energy.  They are vital for most of the building and rebuilding that goes on constantly in our bodies.


One of the best methods of flooding your body with nutrients and enzymes is juicing.  Good juicers start at around $100, (centrifugal juicers), and are used to extract the juices of both fruits and vegetables using a spinning blade with "teeth".  If you are serious about juicing, you might want to consider purchasing a masticating juicer, which begin around $300, and can get quite expensive.  They make their juice with a chewing or squishing action, resulting in more juice from your product.  Some nutritionists also claim these juicers retain more enzymes.  (Bottled and canned juices in our supermarkets have been pasteurized for longevity, or undergone a similar type of heat treatment, therefore killing all enzymes.)


There are just too many benefits of juicing to be ignored .... here are a few of them:

  1. To begin with, it would take several meals to consume the amount of fruits and vegetables that you can drink in just one large glass of juice.

  2. Because the fruits and vegetables are juiced raw, you are benefiting from their active enzymes.

  3. Juicing allows you to absorb all of the nutrients.  Ordinarily most of the nutrients go right through our bodies and are flushed down the toilet, due to our damaged digestive systems.

  4. You can easily enjoy the benefits of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Don't let your body get stagnant with the same 2 or 3 vegetables, meal after meal.

  5. Juices can be made to taste great, which should result in everybody in the family getting more than the recommended daily intake.

Another big plus of juicing is its ability to detoxify, or cleanse your system of its build-up of toxins.  While it is important we try to eat and drink the right foods, it is just as important that we periodically rid our body of these toxins.  Therefore juicing with the right vegetables will assist to break down toxins, cleanse the body, carry oxygen and nutrients directly to the cells and tissues and once again allow nutrients to be better absorbed.


Juicing has also been known, in many documented cases, to cure diseases.  There are countless number of books and webpages on the topic of healing cancer naturally, and juicing plays a prominent role in many of these.  Juice fasts are frequently recommended, sometimes getting the patient to drink as much fresh juice as possible throughout each day.


I recall reading about Dr. Lorraine Day a while back, a prominent medical doctor in the United States, who was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  Knowing the suffering she had put her cancer patients through with chemotherapy and radiation, she began to seek natural cures for herself.  There were times where the cancer seemed to be defeating her, at one point she was only given a few days to live.  But she continued to juice, even though at times she was only able to digest a spoonful at a time.  Now this lady is a well known advocate of natural and alternative therapies, and claims "Cancer doesn't scare me anymore!  You can read about Dr. Day at www.drday.com.


Can a juicing diet solve all of your medical problems?  Perhaps, perhaps not.  But fasting with juicing has indeed shown to improve and cure many health problems, while at the same time improving your overall well being.  As one natural health doctor states, "When you don't feel well, stop eating and go to juices." Here are a few things to keep in mind when juicing:

  1. Juice organically as much as possible.

  2. Be sure to clean all fruits and vegetables thoroughly.

  3. Fruits such as oranges must be peeled first, but leave as much of the pith on as possible.  In most fruits, the best vitamins and minerals are found just underneath the skin.

  4. Avoid juicing bananas or avocados as they are often too soft and will clog the juicer.

  5. Drink the juice immediately after making.  The juice will start to oxidize after that, losing valuable enzymes and vitamins.

  6. Vegetables are generally lower in sugar and higher in nutrients and enzymes than fruits, so vegetable juicing is an especially good way to nourish the body, especially when you are sick.

  7. Keep your vegetable and fruit juices separate.  Vegetables require different enzymes for digestion than fruits. When you combine the two, you could possibly create digestion problems.  Apples are the only exception, they are considered neutral, and can be juiced with vegetables.  (Therefore avoid following the juicing recommendations that come with the juicer, as they most often emphasize "tasty" fruit and vegetable combinations).

Some fruit and vegetable juices are known to be good for everyday health, others are best-suited for specific needs.  The carrot is the universal vegetable for juicing.  Carrot juice is a cancer fighter high in beta-carotene and very rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.  So are many green vegetables, including bok choy, broccoli and kale. Beets are an excellent cleanser, but should be used in small amounts.  And cabbage is excellent for treating stomach ulcers.


If you are new to juicing, begin with your favourite foods, as their juice will smell and taste very similar.  Then experiment to broaden your intake and variety.  Whenever the juice is too strong to swallow, add an apple or two to sweeten the taste.


Incidentally, you can use the pulp, the "leftovers" from the juice, to bake with, add as a topping to your salads, or put in a slow-cooker to compliment your favourite soups and stews.


In closing, I just read this quote recently by the late, great baseball player Mickey Mantle, and thought it was worth sharing: "If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."