This chart is so simply awesome I had to share it. It can be found on http://rawedibles.blogspot.com/2013/06/build-your-own-juice.html Visit this site for some great information!! It shows the 4 basic categories for creating a great juice combination. Great for the beginning juicer on what to mix and include in a healing juice.
This post is about what I did in sequence to get rid of Crohn’s and its symptoms. I cannot say that this will work for everyone, but it is certainly well worth a shot.
Step 1: I learned about all of the chemicals/preservatives that the FDA allows in our food. I got out a few garbage bags and gathered it all up and replaced it with real organic food. I gave up dairy and wheat products because they made things worse for me personally. I believe that there are certain ingredients in our food that cause a gradual imbalance in the gi tract and lead individuals to develop Crohn’s/Colitis and Diverticulitis.
Step 2: I worked with an alternative health doctor who helped me to cleanse my system of all bad bacteria, yeast (candida). Essentially, bringing my gi tract back to beginnings. He said “you can’t plant seeds in a garden full of weeds” You can’t put probiotics into a system that is overridden with bacteria, yeast/candida and expect it to work. Clear it out and rebuild!!!
Step 3: I was at home in NY and saw a 20 day juice challenge on allaboutjuicing.com and decided to join. The 20 days took me right up to my birthday and my goal was to be medicine free by that day. I started juicing one 12oz glass per day and placing all the benefits into a clean gi tract. I slowly weaned down on Pentasa and IBS meds during the 20 days. I also went through a small detox phase of about 2 days, but I made it through!
**On my birthday, 20 days later, I was medicine free and symptom free!!!!! I was then inspired to share all of this information that I have gathered with you**
Medicine, surgery, and doctor’s visits are not an option for me – I wanted out and I made that happen!!!!!
There are countless benefits that juicing can provide for just about any health condition. I would like to open it up to you! Please let me know what condition you would like to learn more about and I will make it the topic of my next few posts. I will include the specific fruit/veggie and why they will help your condition. I will also include some recipe combos that will lead you to better health overall!! Let’s begin:)