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The Healing Powers of Fresh Juice

The Healing Powers of Fresh Juice

Summer vegetables are abundant and it’s the perfect season to dust off your juicer and get the motor purring. Juicing your fruits and vegetables has long been thought to have healing powers. Providing an abundance of quickly absorbed nutrients, juicing has been touted to help cure everything from stomach ulcers to strengthening the immune system due to the high concentration of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals in fresh fruits and vegetables.

For healing or detoxification purposes begin to change your diet by eliminating processed, over cooked food. Eat whole organic fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds, and eat a mostly vegetarian based diet including fresh juice at least 1-2 times per day. As a good reference book, my favorite resource and a classic in the lexicon of juicing is medical anthropologist, John Heinerman’s, Encyclopedia of Healing Juices.

Prepare your produce before processing through a juicer and make sure that your produce is organic as it is suspected that pesticides and herbicides can concentrate in the juice. You can drink the juice straight, dilute half with water, or add fiber or protein powder to make a healthy shake. One important note is to always drink the juice right after juicing to ensure receiving the maximum nutritional value.

Here are 15 fruits and vegetables beneficial to your body:

  1. Carrot juice strengthens the eyes and helps clear up skin eruptions.
  2. Celery juice is known for its power to clear the skin, as is cucumber juice.
  3. Cabbage juice helps the gastrointestinal tract, as well as, helping to heal stomach ulcers.
  4. Ginger juice helps with inflammation in the body, such as arthritis and is known to remedy nausea.
  5. Lemon juice is excellent for counteracting a high-fat, animal protein rich diet. Helps the liver in its daily detoxification process.
  6. Apple juice helps to relieve constipation, heal the intestines, and softens gall stones.
  7. Radish juice benefits the thyroid gland (in small amounts and mixed with other juice).
  8. Grape juice helps to purify the blood, inhibits herpes simplex and influenza viruses; and can be used as a remedy for hepatitis.
  9. Kale and Collard juice strengthens the bones due to high levels of calcium, potassium and Vitamin A.
  10. Pomegranate juice can be used to destroy intestinal worms, sooth gum and mouth ulcers, and strengthen the gums.
  11. Parsley juice neutralizes acid blood pH and helps alleviate allergies, cellulitis, mercury poisoning and skin problems.
  12. Pea juice helps dissolve blood clots and alleviates symptoms for celiac disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  13. Plums/Prune juice helps alleviate constipation and can be used for liver disease.
  14. Tomato juice helps restore health to the liver, and can be used to treat diarrhea and chronic indigestion.
  15. Watermelon juice alkalinizes the blood, and can be used to treat urinary problems, edema, and canker sores. Its diuretic properties benefits the kidney’s and bladder. Juice the rind with the flesh for a sweet, thirst quenching drink.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

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8:23PM PDT on Jun 23, 2014

Thanks :)

10:53AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

While the fresh fruits and veggies may be good for you, I would be extremely cautious of using "colloidal silver." It can build up into your system over time, and create more problems than it seems to cure.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/117764-dangers-colloidal-silver/

Always research the "benefits," and the "dangers" before using anything. Ask your Doctor is they would advise their children to use/do this.

Ponder/Meditate/Pray for Peace.

Mary Oliveau { hugs }

9:39AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

I had a double mastectomy, and I used a Essiac tea for a year, to keep the Cancer at bay.
Also, I couldn't do chemo, because I have another life threatening illness, that would kill me if my immune system was depressed more than it was. Unfortunately a tumor reappeared and it turned black and started bleeding. I searched online for how to reverse the effects of the tumor, and came across this.http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/ann-cameron-cured-her-cancer-with-carrot-juice/ I started to drink a quart of carrot juice a day, with 2 ounces of colloidal silver often between meals, also kept taking 3oz of Essiac tea 4 times a day. Three days later the tumor started turning back to pink and going down! I really think it was the carrot juice though! I wanted to share this with everyone.

4:41AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Fruits are reached in antioxidants and it is very helpful to use detoxify the body. http://www.ageexperts.net

1:22PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Nice to see how the different fruits and vegetables can help us. Thank you.

7:51AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:48AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thank You very much for sharing this very nice and healthy blog.I really enjoyed it.

internal medicine

3:46AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thank You very much for sharing this very nice and healthy blog.I really enjoyed it.

internal medicine

3:01AM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

Grazie per tutte le informazioni.

4:19AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

I really need an affordable juicer !!!

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