Juicing was introduced in America during the early 20th Century. It has been championed by “health nuts” who managed to appear on mainstream late-night TV infomercials advocating “juicing” for health with their juicers. Can juicing impact our health positively?
Dr. Max Gerson used large amounts of daily juicing and coffee enema detoxing to successfully cure many of cancer and other chronic diseases.
His daughter Charlotte and her son have maintained that protocol in Mexico, just across the border from San Diego, California currently. It’s not an easy protocol, but it is very effective.
Joe Cross decided he’d go for the juicing part of it after realizing how unhealthy he was even before getting old.
Joe’s Amazing Story
At the age of 40, Joe was financially successful as a commodities trader who had branched into creating and investing in small start-up companies in Australia. But his health was a disaster.
He was obese, not just chubby, but overweight at 300 plus pounds, and was burdened with a rare autoimmune disease called chronic uticaria. Acute uticaria results in skin irritations similar to how hives are for short periods.
But chronic uticaria is, well chronic. Joe had to be on a large assortment of pharmaceutical medications daily, including the synthetic corticosteroid prednisone.
Life had become a loser for him, now that he had a disease that mainstream medicine could only manage with toxic pharmaceuticals but not cure. So he figured that the body could somehow cure itself. He knew changing his diet was key, but he realized he needed a drastic introduction to a new lifestyle.
That turned out to be a juicing fast – for 60 days. Off the shelf juices are not the cure. One needs to get used to juicing fresh organic veggies and fruits with a juicer. The juicers used in Joe Cross’s video seem to be centrifugal juicers. Those work well enough, but they’re not optimum.
Some, including me, recommend a slow speed masticating juicer. You’ll see more below in the section under “Juicing Items and Equipment”.
Joe produced a documentary to chronicle his 60 days juice-fasting featured a road trip across USA America as he juice-fasted and mingled with average middle-class Americans and conversing with him. He even managed to convert a few into a juicing fast.
The most dramatic conversion occurred with a long distance truck driver named Phil. Joe met him at a truck stop. Phil was even worse off than Joe and had the same rare disease! The details are joyfully presented in Joe’s documentary. Here’s the trailer.
Joe’s documentary was timely for our obesity and diabetes epidemic, and it sparked a movement. Several others have put videos on youtube demonstrating the huge weight loss effects of their juice fasts.
Many have achieved positive results with 10 to 30-day juicing fasts as well. However long or short the juicing fast, the excitement revolves around a powerful self-healing tool that delivers.
NOTE: It’s not just about weight loss. People are able to get off their meds with blood pressure restored to normal, triglyceride, thyroid, and blood sugar readings also normalized. One guy lost his obesity and asthmatic condition in a 56 day raw juicing fast.
Juicing Items and Equipment
You can use a variety of organic vegetables with some fruit. I like to use carrots as a base with one apple and lots of greens, including celery, kale, spinach, chard, and dandelion. There are others, like maybe wheatgrass. The choices are yours.
Juicers are not blenders. There are two basic types of juicers, centrifugal and masticating juicers. Centrifugal juicers are fast and easy to use, great for places that sell lots of juice, but they have drawbacks.
They’re not so efficient with greens, and their rapid spinning action can dampen some nutrients and enzymes.
When Dr. Max Gerson was developing and refining his cancer curing therapy in the 1950s while in the United States, Dr. Gerson, at first thrilled with the idea of using recently available blenders, discovered his therapy was less potent with them.
A physicist friend of his explained the rapid whirling speeds messed with the electrical polarity of the foods juiced. So Dr. Gerson switched to slow speed masticating and pressing juicers and he achieved better results with his cancer patients.
Masticating juicers use one or two slowly rotating augers that grind or chew the materials to extract the juice and remove the pulp whether you’re using carrots or wheat grass. They are considered superior for maintaining nutrient levels.
For ease of cleaning, which can be a discouraging factor, simple one auger masticating juicers are fine for private home use..
I use the Omega 805 single auger masticating easy to cleaning juicer that comes with a 15-year warranty. Their customer service is great. Omega honored the warranty for broken parts even past the 10-year mark.
I’ve had it for over 20 years, it cost $250, and I do not receive remuneration from Omega.
Joe Cross’s full documentary is available free for a short time on his website.
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