Juicing: its role in Crohn’s


Back a year ago, I was excited to tell people I “had”(past tense) Crohn’s, that I healed it.  I did do this through juicing, diet and supplements, but I have learned unfortunately that it will always be there.  Little things like not sleeping enough, a bad diet choice and stress – (a BIG one!) can get it to flare up again.  Stress did this for me and I am having a tough time getting this under control presently.

Everything that I have written about as far as healing Crohn’s,  I still believe to be true.  I think when you juice raw organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and super foods you heal the damage Crohn’s inflammation has done.  It’s the strength of the immune system that attacks the good healthy parts, that is the mystery here.  Is it genetic that our immune systems are on overload? Is it the lack of a certain vitamin or the overgrowth of good to bad bacteria?

The one thing that I do know is that the true role of juicing for crohn’s is ultimate nutrition in one glass.  I am not trying to fight inflammation or bacteria overgrowth anymore.  I am looking to provide the maximum most potent vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and prebiotics to a body that cannot eat that food.  If you provide this nutrition daily, then you have a better/very good chance to suppress Crohn’s and put it into remission.

My diet at this point consists of soft and very digestible foods.  I tried the vegan diet and my body could not break down the salads and fiber.  For me it most likely got stuck causing the last obstruction I had.  I was not happy with this because that diet was so super healthy along with juicing and I felt great!

I still believe that drinking as much raw juice as possible can play a key role in placing you into remission.  You also need to eat foods like garlic to keep the bacteria in check.  You also need to take your medication as directed.  I learned this the hard way 2x, but hey I was being hopeful!!

I drink about 24oz+ of juice 1x per day and I get all the nutrition I am missing.  It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, nutrient dense, energizing and anti-cancer as well.  I take my medicine as I am told to now!  I take a liquid vitamin because I can’t absorb vit B and D very well – who knew!!:)

Now, if you don’t juice like this and you eat a diet void of fruits, veggies and herbs, how are you preparing your body to fight the inflammation or harmful bacteria if you cannot actually eat the food? 

My go to juice: 

  • 2 apples
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Ginger

Enjoy your day everyone!:)

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2 thoughts on “Juicing: its role in Crohn’s

  1. how often do you buy your produce? I’m **trying** to get into this whole healthy lifestyle with Crohn’s… but i hear “ginger” and man alive…. I just cringe. I’m not a fan of ginger… or kale (I feel like I’m drinking grass). What do you say to newbies that can’t handle that? I make smoothies with yogurt, strawberries (yes, I know what they say about berries….with little teenie seeds)…. spinach… frozen banana and ice.

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    • I go to trader Joe’s once a week and the prices are generally better than the reg grocery store. With ginger you need to start very slow with about a half inch and work up your tolerance. Lemon seems to neutralize the ginger a bit.

      With kale you just need to cover the bitter flavors with sweet like pineapple, grapes, Apple’s. The main thing in addition to the sweet is juicing the whole lemon with the kale always. This really helps to cover the kale up. I hope you get into it and experiment. You will make some mistakes but that’s the way it goes. Best of luck

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