– Here Is Why It’s a Good Idea!
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Herbs
– Naturally Good
a great way to get minerals in their natural ionized form. Juicing
is used therapeutically in many natural regimens. The thought of
juicing conjures up pictures of large quantities of vegetables being
ground up for just a little bit of strong tasting juice.
it be better to just eat the vegetables? No, not if you are trying
to restore mineral balance to your body. For therapeutic use, it
is necessary to separate the vegetable juice from the plant fiber.
a way to get concentrated forms of natural vitamins and minerals
into the body quickly. Raw juices are very easy for the body to
digest and assimilate. The ionized form of minerals contained in
the juices are particularly beneficial.
are like an internal bath to the body. They tend to clean and wash
the organs and tissues while delivering essential nutrients. Vegetable
juices such as carrot, celery, beet, cucumber, kale, etc. tend to
be the best at this because the fruit juices tend to stir up too
many toxins, too rapidly, sometimes overwhelming the organs of elimination.
are beneficial because of their specific vitamin and mineral content.
For example, carrot juice is a great source of potassium and beta
carotene. Because beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A in
the body, carrot juice is beneficial for tissue healing, eye problems
due to vitamin A deficiency, and healthy mucous membranes.
is a source of natural sodium which helps neutralize acid waste.
Celery juice is very beneficial for general cleaning, arthritis,
bone spurs, and kidney problems. There is a significant difference
between the ionized form of sodium contained in celery versus the
chemical form contained in table salt. Arthritis, hardening in the
joints, and bones spurs are indication of sodium (not salt) deficiency.
is very good for the liver. It helps bile flow more freely and is
know as a good liver cleanser. It is also high in a very absorbable
form of iron.
a good source of potassium and is slightly diuretic. It is excellent
for the kidneys particularly in combination with celery.
Kale and other
dark greens are excellent in juices because of their chlorophyll
content. They are the best blood builders since they contain a balance
of iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, not to mention valuable
is high in natural sodium and is very cooling to the body.
helps to heal ulcers. It is also used in natural cancer regimens.
juice is a combination of carrots, celery, and beets with just a
little apple. It is a great pick me up snack, or just a good way
to wind down after a busy day plus it really makes my skin
as many good juice recipes as there are juicing books. Many health
conditions benefit from juicing. Also, juicers have come a long
way they are much more user friendly than they used to be.
Try juicing and see for yourself.
November 1, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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