The truth about juicers
Just as not all food is the same, not all juicers are the same. You get what you pay for. I am going to explain why it is very important to use the best juicer possible if you are really serious about optimal health.
Why is juicing important? There is no other way to receive the concentration of nutrients and enzymes without juicing. This is one of the quickest ways to build up the immune system and get it into a mode that will help prevent health issues in the future, but is also used in complimentary therapies for existing conditions.
Juicing VS VitaMixing? I will never say that there isn’t some advantage to blending or VitaMixing your produce. Yes you are getting nutrients into your body and you are certainly getting lots of fiber into your body at the same time. The problem is that you could not possibly take in all the blended produce to the degree that is necessary. It takes approximately a pound of carrots to make 8 ounces of carrot juice. In complimentary cancer therapies, including the Gerson Therapy, it is important to get multiple ounces of juice into your system in order to provide the immune system with the nutrients required.
So why is juicing so important? Juicing is the best way to get the nutrients into the bloodstream quickly and doesn’t’ rely on the digestive system to complete that process. Oftentimes people who are in compromised health situations also have compromised digestive systems, which have a negative impact on nutrient absorption. The juiced nutrients are essentially the building blocks for the immune system. According to Dr. Raymond A Shamberger’s, “Study on role vitamin A plays in building the body’s defense system,” (Department of Biochemistry, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio), “Vitamin A is one of the most important aids to the body’s defense system fighting and preventing cancer. When subjected to carcinogens, this vitamin has a remarkable ability to inhibit the introduction and/or retard the growth of both malignant and non-malignant tumors.”
So what kind of juicer is the one to have in your kitchen? Without question the most popular juicers are the centrifugal juicers. But not so fast. Yes they are the financially cheapest juicer to get; however, it comes with a price. Centrifugal juicers spin the produce at a very high velocity. They can be ineffective in separating the juice/nutrients from the pulp. The high velocity also creates heat and the combination can destroy the nutrients and the enzymes.
Why enzymes are so important? The short answer is that enzymes are essential to sustain life. No enzymes no life. They catalyze the reactions within all of our cells. They are so important that all of the body’s organs, tissues and cells are dependent on metabolic enzymes. The problem is that we don’t acquire an endless supply of enzymes at birth, so we become dependent on getting our enzymes from whole foods, not processed foods. Dr. Edward Howell stated the following in his book, Enzyme Nutrition. “The length of life is inversely proportional to the rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential of an organism. The increased use of food enzymes promotes a decreased rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential”. Enzymes are killed off at approximately 118 degrees.
Maybe now you begin to see the importance of the right juicers for not only a high concentration of nutrients but also retaining the critical enzymes.
So what is the best type of juicer? There is only one good answer to this question. Without question, the most beneficial way to juice is with a shredder and press machine. Unfortunately you can’t find these juicers on a store shelf. They are special order machines but without question you will never use anything else. These types of juicers are the only juicers used in the Gerson Therapy for cancer patients. They produce the highest concentration of nutrients and also provide you with the full compliment of enzymes that mother nature provided in that whole food.
For more information contact Richard at 303-246-0736 or 303-862-6895.