Juicing

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I haven’t seen the films, read any of the books or even seen Dr. Oz when he has talked about it and I love Dr. Oz, even if it’s for nothing more than his energy and excitement about things other doctors and talk show hosts shy away from. I didn’t do more than listen when a friend told me about how she had recently learned so much about nutrition and that juicing was taking her a step further in her healthy transformation. It wasn’t until the high school receptionist, after watching months of poor health taking it’s toll on my daughter’s education, starting talking to me about how she had seen the films, Dr. Oz, and read the books and that daily juicing had made a difference in her life. She really feels that incorporating freshly juiced vegetables and fruits into our daily routine will help my daughter feel better and get better. She pointed me in the direction to get started by explaining the different types of juicers, places to find recipes online and tips that she has learned through trial and error and I followed her lead.

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I bought the juicer that one of the films shows, a few books recommend and the school receptionist has and a lot of fresh produce. It’s not hard but there is definitely a learning curve. I am not only trying to find the right combinations that taste good but also the best way to prep and feed the produce through the juicer. The more expensive juicers do the best with getting the juice, especially with the leafy greens, but there are tricks that help the less expensive juicers do so, I just had to find them. I’m still looking and learning but it’s fun and it’s healthy.

Do a Google search and you will find a ton of articles about juicing helping people with autoimmune diseases and message boards with testimonials about how much better they feel and some even writing that they have been able to stop some of their medications. Can drinking the fresh juice of the right fruits and vegetables stop the progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, or will it help fight the fatigue and ease my daughter’s angry, painful joints? I don’t know. I do know that it will give our bodies nutrition that we don’t get enough of and that is good for everyone, especially for those who don’t feel well most of the time. Like I said, there’s a learning curve and we’re still working on figuring it all out but until we do, we’re drinking what we make and it’s not bad. I will write about juicing again, in few months, and hopefully I will have progress to share.

3 thoughts on “Juicing

  1. My husband and I tried juicing and did not progress into it very far. I think it is an aquired taste at least I hope so. We started out so enthusiastically! We both soon came to dreading the next juice meal. There was nothing to look forward to anymore. I hope you can avoid the pitfalls we fell into and find a boost to your health from the experience!

    • I definitely think it’s an acquired taste too but am finding tricks to help. First, drinking the juice from a frozen mug helps make/keep the juice cold without ice melting into the juice. I also juice something really sweet at least once a week. Pineapple and oranges are my favorite. I also think it’s good to do it whenever you feel like it, even if it’s once every year, because you’re putting something healthy into your body. 🙂

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