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      Juicing - at the heart of a naturopathic diet

      Why juicing is important

      Juicing raw fruit and vegetables is one of the best ways to get the maximum benefit from these foods. Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes can all be destroyed or transformed into a less beneficial state by cooking. With juicing the naturopath’s aim is to gain the benefit of the fruit and vegetables in their raw natural state.


      The Gerson Institute (cancer therapy) states that juicing is an essential part of its cancer treatment with a daily regime including thirteen glasses of fresh, raw carrot/apple and green-leaf juices prepared hourly from fresh, organic fruits and vegetables


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Healthy vegetables


      Choosing a juicer


      Before looking at juicing recipes it is important to choose the right juicer. We do not recommend kitchen blenders for juicing. Instead, you need to purchase a centrifugal juicer or a two stage grinder and hydraulic press. All these juicers can handle most fruit and vegetables but only the more powerful ones can handle wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice is one of nature's true super foods. It contains very high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and live enzymes and it is a powerful antioxidant.


      For those on a budget Naturopathic Health recommends the \L’Equp MINI pulp ejector juicer.


      A mid range single gear juicer capable of juicing wheatgrass is the L’Equp Visor


      And for those where money is no object we recommend the twin gear Green Power Kempo.


      The Gerson Institute recommends against centrifugal juicers instead recommending the two stage Norwalk Juicer

apples are great for juicing





    Juicing recipes


    Fruit juices are more detoxifying while vegetables are more useful for building and fortifying. Generally (apart from carrots) it is better not to mix fruit and vegetables in juices


    Getting started with fruit juices,

    Carrots and / or apples often form the base for a great juice


    Try a simple mix of

    three medium sized carrots

    two apples


    Then depending on what is in season and what tastes you like add a combination of one, two or more of the  following

    a piece of ginger about the size of a sugar cube

    two oranges

    a lemon

    a mango

    half a melon





    a handful of wheatgrass  - this is highly detoxifying (check that your juicer is capable of juicing wheatgrass)


    Vegetables juices

    Again carrots form the basis for most vegetable juices then adda combination of

    Two sticks of celery

    Half a beetroot

    water cress (recent research says this has cancer busting properties)

    Chilli peppers (research says these are good for preventing prostrate cancer)


carrots form the base ingredient for many juice recipes




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If your starting to move towards a healthy diet and you want to take a major step forward then a detoxification programme can make a big difference. Click on the link below to find out more.

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