Fresh squeezed vegetable juice can work miracles in the treatment of any disease. The raw power of juice builds new healthy tissue, purifies the blood, removes waste from the large intestine, and rejuvenates the endocrine system.
People with chronic, debilitating disease should undertake first time juice therapy under the care of a qualified medical professional.
Galina’s Money Saving Tip: I usually purchase 10 pounds bag of organic carrots for juicing in Costco. I pay only $6.99 per bag, which is much cheaper than any health food store or farmers market.
Here are some of my favorite, very effective juice recipes:
Recipe: Juice 1 lemon, add to 1 cup of hot water. Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Explanation: Fresh lemon juice purifies the blood by removing metabolic waste and by changing blood pH from acid to alkaline.
Recipe: Carrot 6 oz + Celery 2 oz + Pineapple 2 oz + Beets 1 oz.
Explanation: Pineapple contains bromelain (enzyme), which is approved by the German government (Commission E) as a treatment for inflammation and swelling of the nose, ear, and sinuses.
In addition to fresh juice, a neti pot can be used as cheap and effective natural tool to relieve sinus allergies.
Recipe: Carrot 6oz + Beet 2 + Celery 2 oz + Lettuce 2oz + Apple 2 oz
Explanation: In Europe, beet juice has been used as a treatment for anemia. It contains iron, folic acid, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and vitamins A & C.
Recipe: Carrot 6 + Celery 3 oz + Pineapple 3 oz + Lemon 1 oz
Explanation: Fresh pineapple contains bromelain (enzyme) which works as a natural anti-inflammatory substance for swollen and painful joints.
German scientists conducted a study comparing arthritis treatments: Bromelain supplements vs. Diclofenac (Voltaren, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medication). Bromelain was as effective in reducing pain and inflammation as the medication, but without harmful side effects.
Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Recipe: Carrot 8 oz. + 4 cloves of garlic
Explanation: Researchers at The University of Alabama proved that eating garlic lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Allicin compound and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in garlic are responsible for relaxing blood vessels thereby improving blood flow in the arteries.
Recipe: Pomegranate 6 oz + diluted with 2 oz of water and
Explanation: Pomegranate has more anti-oxidants than both green tea and red wine. Researchers at The UCLA Center for Human Nutrition demonstrated that pomegranate juice can suppress the growth of prostate cancer cells due to ellagitannins – shown to have super anti-inflammatory powers.
Recipe: Carrot 4 oz + Cabbage 4 oz + Beets 2 oz
Explanation: A 2005 study from the American Association for Cancer Research suggests that cabbage decreases cell mutation and DNA damage due to cabbage’s anti-carcinogenic compound – glucosinolates. The results of the study indicated that Polish-born women who ate 4 servings or more of cabbage a week were 72% less likely to develop breast cancer than Polish women who ate one serving a week or no cabbage at all.
Recipe: Carrot 4 oz + Kale 2 oz + Aloe (fresh) 1oz
Explanation: Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., conducted a 10 patient study using aloe vera juice. He reports that aloe “promotes great gastrointestinal comfort and improves digestion/absorption”.
Cold, Fever and Flu
Recipe: Carrot 4oz + Orange 4 oz, + Lemon 1oz + 4 cloves of garlic
Explanation: Carrots, orange and lemon are great sources of natural form of vitamin C. Garlic is well known as nature’s antibiotic. A garlic supplement study using 146 people was conducted in United Kingdom. After 12 weeks, scientists concluded that garlic can prevent the common cold and aid in faster recovery.
Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and IBS
Recipe: Carrot 6 oz + Cabbage 4 oz
Recipe: Carrot 6 oz + Wheat grass juice 2 oz
Explanation: Wheat grass juice removes toxins and harmful bacteria from colon. According to the late Dr. Ann Wigmore “wheat grass chlorophyll is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and oxygen. It has been used to treat peptic ulcer and ulcerative colitis.”
Scientists studied 23 patients with active ulcerative colitis. Patients were divided into 2 groups: one group consumed from 20 ml (2/3 of an ounce) to 100ml (3.5 ounces) of fresh wheat grass juice for 30 days, and the other consumed a placebo. 19 patients completed the study. Patients who drank wheat grass juice has less rectal bleeding/abdominal pain, and more vitality.
Recipe: Soak 1 cup of prunes in 3 cups of water overnight. In the morning, drink 8 oz of the prune water on empty stomach. (can use glass bottled, organic)
Explanation: Prune juice promotes regular bowel movements, prevents constipation, and contains iron, which is great for people who are anemic or do not have enough iron in their system. Prunes are also much safer than over the counter laxatives. One laxative drug, Oxyphenisatin, is known to cause liver damage. Why not use the alternative? More than 50 years ago, 3 researchers at the St. Louis Harrower Laboratory made an analysis of prunes. They found a substance similar to Oxyphenisatin. So, enjoy your prunes, prune water, and prune juice while having regular stools. It will keep your liver and colon happy.
Recipe: 5 Carrots + ½ cup of fresh cubed pineapple + 1 lemon + 5 cloves of garlic
Peel carrots, lemon and garlic. Juice all and drink right away.
Explanation: This juice effectively dissolves mucus, kills bacteria, improves body’s resistance to lung and sinus infections. Also, fresh pineapple is high in enzyme bromelain, which can literally digest not only protein but also old, sickly cells. This juice can help CS patients to thin and expel thick, nasty mucus thereby reducing the frequency of lung and sinus infections and constant need for antibiotics.
Recipe: Bitter Melon 3oz + Celery 2 oz + Lettuce 3 oz
Explanation: Bitter melon is a vegetable widely used in Chinese cooking and medicine. I first tasted bitter melon stir-fried over white rice in a small Chinese restaurant in New York. It tasted very bitter and pungent. I would be lying if I said I like the taste! But, I enjoyed the rush of energy and the feeling of well-being after eating half of my bitter melon dish.
Scientists from The Garvan Institute of Medical Research isolated 4 compounds from the juice of bitter melon which can lower blood sugar in diabetic patients. Those compounds activate an enzyme which is responsible for glucose transport into the muscle cells. In the future, scientists will try to develop a diabetes medication out of bitter melon juice. However, why wait for bitter melon medication? Take the matter into your own hands, and start drinking bitter melon juice now!
Recipe: Cranberry Juice 4 oz + Water 4 oz (3 times daily) and
Explanation: Researchers from The University of Cape Town investigated the effect of cranberry juice on kidney stone formation. The first 10 participants drank 500 ml (1/2 liter) cranberry juice diluted with 1500 ml (1.5 liter) water for 2 weeks while the other 10 participants drank only 2 liters of water. At the end of the study scientists concluded that daily drinking of cranberry juice significantly decreases the formation of kidney stones (especially calcium oxalate).
Prostate (enlarged or inflamed)
Recipe: Pomegranate 8oz
Explanation: Researchers from the Jonsson Cancer Center tested 50 men who had undergone treatment for prostate cancer, but whose cancer was still progressing. Drinking 8oz of pomgranate juice a day slowed the progression of cancer almost four-fold in 80% of the men. The researchers speculate that the results are a cause of the combination of antioxidants, polyphenols, and isoflavones found in pomegranate juice. Drinking the juice may also delay or counter the need for hormonal therapy, which can be very stressful to the body.