Affordable Manual Juicer


http://www.amazon.com/Original-Healthy-Juicer-Lexen-GP27/dp/B0002LY8PA/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1463861177&sr=1-3-spons&keywords=manual+juicer&psc=1&smid=A6SFPQ9BAATTG

I just had a pretty successful juice out of this machine above.  I choose to use this one over the high speed ones due to how it can extract everything out of greens – like every drop!

Greens tend to get lost in the high speed juicers and without a few tricks to extract the juice, you lose money on the produce.  The power slow juicers are sooooo expensive, but do a great job on all produce.

This juicer retails for about $50.00 and really does  a great job of extracting almost all juice within any item you juice. It can get messy at times and you need to learn some tricks with it, but once you have it down it is a great portable juicer to take anywhere!

Today’s Crank Juice:)

  • 2 apples cut up
  • 1 orange cut
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon with skin
  • 2 inch pieces of turmeric
  • 5-6 kale leaves
  • 1 cup of spinach

Running your produce through this machine really gives it a new taste as this is a slow, cold process with little oxygen added to the juice.  I hope you enjoy!

 

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Crohn’s Disease and The Microbiome


We all know that Crohn’s Disease has a large connection to the good and bad bacteria in the gut.  This is called the Microbiome or your second brain. Now did the upset of the microbiome cause the Crohn’s Disease, or did the onset of Crohn’s disrupt the microbiome?

Either way, something must be done to change the health state of the bacteria in the gut. My current mission these days seems to be a weekly removal of the current bacteria and a replacement of good quality nutrients, vitamins and probiotics.

This can be accomplished by a one to two day weekend juice fast:

Friday Mid afternoon:

  • Large Bottle 320z of higher PH spring water
  • A 32oz of apple, beet, carrot, lemon juice:  1 to 2 bags of carrots to flush out!
  • Double up on your probiotic after you flush out to replace.
  • For dinner: any juice along with half an avocado blended in to keep full.

(Your body should flush out this night to make way for all the good stuff coming in)

Saturday Morning/Afternoon:

  • A large cup of green tea and honey
  • A morning green juice – any
  • Good spring water
  • Afternoon – Any juice along with a blended avocado to keep full.

Saturday night:  Eat a  light dinner – include garlic if you can to help purify!

I have to say that I felt so overly energized just doing this for 1-2 days.  I cannot imagine how it might feel if I did it for 30 days!

Evacuate – – – – – Replace – – – – – Heal

Juicing + Blending for Crohns


Instead of arguing if juicing is better than blending or blending is better than juicing, why not just combine them!  If you are doing neither of these, then I suggest you close your eyes and pick one!

Juicing tends to be the best for those with Crohn’s Disease because the body does not need to spend any energy to digest the insoluble fiber. I personally have been trying both and I am enjoying the new variety of recipes.

I feel that when you get to a place where you have healed through the juicing and medical interventions, you can handle adding blending into your juice.

Jason Vale is an absolute expert on this and has created amazing recipes and diet plans. He also runs a challenge from time to time as well.

I love to make ABC juice along with lemon and pineapple, but with blending you can take it a step further and also feel full after drinking it. I also enjoy the natural tan color my skin gets after drinking this one for a while.

Natural Tan Juice (ABC Juice)

  • 2 apples
  • 1 large beet
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 7-8 carrots

**Add all of this to a bullet/vitamix along with 1/2 avocado, frozen pineapple chunks and half a banana.**

This one is sweet and creamy.  You are getting so much nutrition out of this and it tastes great!!

Send me any recipe that you have created or found.  I will give it a try and then make up a post about it, giving you the credit:):)

**Weekly Reset Part 2**


This is just a quick follow up to my first post about resetting.  As I was doing this Sunday weekly reset, I got to thinking of some key things that make this a fantastic protocol:

First of all, I am taking my Lialda like a good boy should.

  • Imagine clearing your body of all the crap that sticks to the walls of your intestines that prevent nutrients from absorbing.  Also, flushing out the bacterial overgrowth that most with Crohns have. Doing this flush with some quality juice and or PH water.
  • Now once you are all clear, Imagine taking some of the world’s most nutrient dense foods and extracting the juice so that this coats your damaged linings beginning to heal them.  Just about 100% of the nutrition is easily absorbed though a clean gi lining.
  • Finally, since you are all clear the juice remains inside healing and creating a new healthy environment.  You feel amazing, energized and clear headed.

Here is what is now sitting in my gi tract instead of intestinal plaque, candida yeast and harmful bacteria that all help to drive Crohns:

Super food Reset Juice/Smoothie

Greens: Cilantro, Parsley, Dino Kale

Water Base/Sweet: Green Bell Pepper, 2 Apples, 1/4 Pineapple, 1 Whole Lemon

Super Foods:  Ginger, Turmeric Root, Blended 1/2 Avocado

Probiotic:  20 billion with multiple strains

I know we are all different and nothing is a cure all for everyone.  I just know that if I only take my prescription medication without adding natural remedies, I might let the Crohns get the best of my system some day.  Fight the good Fight!

 

 

Clean Juice: Charlotte NC!


It was a very pleasant surprise to see an all organic Clean Juice bar right here in Charlotte NC.  Clean Juice has just opened recently and is located in the Stonecrest shopping center right off of Rea Rd.  I went right in as soon as I saw it and got to speak to the owner who was extremely nice and welcoming.  I purchased the immunity one juice and it was a great choice.  I highly recommend going there to check it out.  I am so glad that places like this are starting to pop up in our area. 🙂

Please take the time to visit their website:  http://www.cleanjuicebar.com/

Address:

7918 Rea Rd. #D

Charlotte, NC 28277

 

**Juicing4Crohns Podcast**


http://juicingradio.com/173-juicing-and-crohns-disease/ = *Podcast Link*

The link above is from the podcast interview that I did for Juicing Radio about a few weeks ago.  Shane Whaley runs the Juicing Radio podcast as well as juicingpost.com

I was able to discuss the juicing therapy I use for Crohn’s Disease and overall health. Please take some time to listen and share.  Also, please follow Juicing Radio on Facebook and visit the Juicing Post link below for some really great information.

http://www.juicingpost.com/ = **Excellent Resource**

 

 

**The Ultimate Lemon Ginger Blast Variation 3+4**


I only make this recipe once and a while, but if you follow Lou Corona or Dan McDonald they drink this weekly and Lou drinks this daily now for 40+ years.  Lou Corona basically has his grand master black belt in juicing and diet.  He is 63 years old and looks like he is in his 30’s.  He has the energy of an 18 year old and if you don’t believe that just take a look at this quick youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmO63Jdffa8

This lemon ginger blast has a few new ingredients in it and I will be making this later on today when I have more of an empty stomach.  This green drink is so energizing and detoxifying it is no wonder why Lou has such amazing energy and strength.

The Ultimate Lemon Ginger Blast V3

  • 1-2 apples
  • 1 whole lemon with skin
  • 1/2 bulb of fennel
  • 1 large stalk of broccoli
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch dill
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1 inch ginger

The vitamin C stats on this one is right at about 500% and the Vitamin K is over 2,000% percent!!!!

If you want to heal your gut and entire system from Crohn’s or pretty much anything, then drink one of these as much as you can.  This drink is like hitting the reset button for yourself.  I can’t wait to make it later on!!

**I will be using a hand crank juicer for the herbs and the Breville for the other hard ingredients. You can load the apple into your juicer and then pack in the herbs behind it to get the most juice out of your machine.  This technique is in place of a slow cold press juicer**

***Tastier Variation:  Sub out the broccoli and add in 2 oranges and 3 carrots.  This version was easier to drink and that puts it at 625% vitamin C and a whopping 3,000% vitamin K!!!!***

**Juicing For Immunity**


With the winter months coming and the wonderful Ebola virus here in America,  (Don’t get me started on how ridiculous our government is to think that it couldn’t get here and is only now do something to prevent it!!) it is highly important that you create some juices that are loaded with Vitamin C for strong immunity!

Here are some of the ingredients that I have surprisingly found to have super high levels of Vit C:

  • Kale :  1 Bunch 280%
  • Clementines : 1 fruit 120%
  • Oranges : 1 medium 100%
  • Lemons : 1 lemon 50%
  • Bell Peppers : 1 large 300%
  • Spinach : 1 bunch 160%
  • Cabbage : 60%
  • Pineapple : 130%
  • Kiwi : 150%

Also add in a strong probiotic daily and either oregano, peppermint or wheatgrass tablets/capsules.  Make sure you add in garlic to your food.  It is highly antibiotic and is stronger than medical antibiotics.  Now you are increasing your immunity with the above juiced ingredients and at the same time, you are boosting your good intestinal flora.  Don’t forget that you are also creating an alkaline environment for which viruses, bacteria and disease cannot live in.  They need acidic environments to thrive. 

Here is a sample juice combo from above and its total vitamin C level in one 16 oz glass:

Immunity Green

  • Pineapple wedge
  • 2 kiwi fruit skin off
  • 1 med orange skin off
  • 2-3 kale leaves
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 lemon skin on
  • 1 inch ginger.

Total vitamin C :  About 500%

I have been reading that those with strong immune systems are more likely to defeat viral infections and sickness.  You need to start preparing way before you get sick so it is just short lived.

Build recipes with this link to check on the nutrition of your juice creations :  https://www.juicerecipes.com/build/