A great reference beyond this blog is the book called "Juice Alive" by (Larry Trivieri, Jr.) and Steven Bailey, a naturopathic physician here in Portland. He is incredibly successful with patients, helping them to detox gently and efficiently. This book not only gives an interesting look at the history of natural health and juicing, but it also addresses specific symptoms and ailments with recipes and ideas as to how to make a juice healthy and yumalicious.
- Concentrated vitamins and minerals- you can drink 3 beets in a cup!
- Increased bioavailability of nutrients- best form of vitamins to absorb
- Enzyme support for optimal digestion and absorption
- Support the gut's normal, healthy flora
- Fiber & Regularity
- Intestinal cleansing
- Increased energy
- Support healthy alkalinity-acidity of the gut
- TONS of antioxidants which protect against cancer, heart disease, etc.
- No added sugars, preservatives, colors or creepy additives
- EAT/DRINK REAL FOOD! wow...
- Efficient light snack
- Use those vegetables & fruits in the fridge before the go bad!
- Soooo much more
Juicers come in a lot of different styles. They come cheap or super spendy. But they all work.
Look at that beautiful pulp!! Don't waste it! You can compost it for your garden or cook/bake with it! Alicia is going to make lentil-beet-parsley burgers tonight! Mmmmm..
Here is the juice just before mixin up in a martini shaker with ice and Green's first package (you can use wheat grass or whatever kind of powder supplement you like, or not).
As Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food."
This is something that rings true with us all. Think of all the toxic medications you or a friend or family member have been on. Then think of all the benefits of a carrot...or a stick of celery...or sliver of ginger. We can take our healing into our own hands...and juicers.