juice

the basics and then some

Juicing is very adaptable to your personal taste and to healing specific health challenges. If you’re new to juicing, don’t get overwhelmed, start with what you like. If you love fennel, use a BIG bulb. If you fear beets, use a small beet. Eventually your body regenerates itself on a cellular level, and those cells crave more nutrition packed foods, not the old junk. It’s an amazing process to observe unfold in oneself as well as with the people I work with.

Various evidence based research studies have demonstrated that vegetable and fruit juice can help to:

  • reduce inflammation and inflammatory markers that are a part of the etiology of cancer
  • reduce blood pressure
  • improve endothelial function in your cardiovascular system
  • impact blood viscosity
  • improve blood lipid profile
  • decrease homocysteine levels
  • provide antioxidant benefit
  • improve cognition
  • decrease your risk of Alzheimers
  • maintain a healthy microbial balance in the body
  • prevent risk factors for metabolic syndrome which is the precursor to Type 2 diabetes
  • allow for a healthier aging process
  • and more!

For each of the following recipes, simply put the ingredients (organic and well washed) into your juicer and process. Serve and savor. Add a drop of an essential oil as a booster if you enjoy them. I love lemon, lime, orange and fennel oils in my juice! (I only use essential oils which are approved for consumption by the FDA.)

* If you are in an immune compromised condition, consider adding a drop or two of colloidal silver to your juice. This will serve to protect a delicate constitution against any pathogens that may survive even the best scrubbing of raw vegetables and fruit.

love your liver

  • 1 apple
  • 1 beet
  • 2 carrots
  • bunch dandelion greens
  • 1 cucumber
  • slice of ginger root to taste (about 1/2″)
  • slice of turmeric root (about 1″)

licorice bunny

  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cucumber

cancer fighter

  • 1/4 head red cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • bunch of watercress
  • 1/2 pineapple, including core

blood builder

  • 2 apples
  • 1 beet
  • small bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 sweet potato
  • slice of turmeric root to taste (about 1/2″)

gut goddess

  • small bunch parsley
  • slice of ginger root to taste (about 1/2″)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 head green cabbage
  • 1 apple
  • handful of mint leaves
  • few inches of aloe leaf

graceful aging elixir

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • small bunch kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon
  • big slice watermelon

Creating your own juice

You can go the purist route and create a single ingredient vegetable or fruit juice, such as carrot, beet, apple, pineapple or watermelon. Typically though, juices are constructed in layers, each a part of creating the particular health benefits and flavors of juice blends:

  • A base that produces a generous amount of juice and is usually a more mellow flavor.
  • Functional choices that target a specific need or flavor, such as cruciferous vegetables for cancer, dandelion greens for the liver, beets for the blood and heart, fennel or carrots for sweetness, or sweet potato or pumpkin for thickness.
  • Targeted ingredients that address other conditions or tastes and are used in small amounts, such as ginger or turmeric root for inflammation, cancer fighting, and digestive support, herbs such as cilantro and parsley for detox and blood cleansing, nettles for allergies, lemon for a bright flavor, or spices for sweetness.
  • Special requirements and add-ins: colloidal silver for anyone with a compromised immune system to control bacteria, essential oils for flavor and the particular health supporting benefits of each oil, oils such as black seed, sesame, or flax, or a pinch of salt for certain protocols.

 

base

  • cabbage
  • apples
  • romaine lettuce
  • cucumbers

functional choices

  • root vegetables
  • greens
  • tropical fruit
  • berries
  • cruciferous vegetable
  • fennel
  • celery
  • sweet potato
  • pumpkin
  • chard
  • peppers

targeted choices

  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • herbs
  • lemon
  • spices
  • salt
  • wheat or barley grass
  • sprouts

special requirements

  • seed oils: flax, black seed, sesame
  • essential oils
  • colloidal silver
  • himalayan or mineral rich salt