Vegetable and Fruit Juices for Specific Disorders.
Compiled by Ivor Hughes.

Fresh vegetable and fruit juices are full of vitamins, minerals and fresh enzymes, see the article by Kat Morgenstern entitled Kitchen Medicine.  And also check out Harry Benjamin ND on the bookshelf of this site. Use the site search engine, you will be surprised with what you may unearth.

Never mix fruit with vegetable juices .. they are at different ends of the alkaline/acid spectrums. Such combinations play havoc with the pH (acidity/alkalinity) of the digestive juices.  Apple is an exception it contains malic acid and not citric. It takes a stronger acid to digest a hamburger than it does to digest a vegetable. To maintain health then juices of the season is the way to go. The bottled variety are better than nothing .. but only just because the pasteurization process destroys the life giving enzymes. Fresh unpasteurised are the best and they produce quite rapid results. Make your own!

There are no instant cures one must work at it, but the improvement can be felt and seen within a few hours of drinking one of these natural power packs. In fact a glass before leaving for work lends wings to the day. A chilled glass when arriving home from work will perk you up. The genesis of many serious conditions is when ones sodium/potassium balance is unbalanced. The answer lies not in pills and potions. It lies in good sound nutrition and common sense. If you take the juice road to health then obviously the other items of your personal dietary must also be brought into line.

The fresh raw juice therapy is a specific for most eating disorders including obesity. Regular use of fresh unpasteurised juices will flush the liver with the resulting improvement in the hair, skin and nails. To that end a handful of fresh dandelion leaves juiced along with your chosen combination will greatly assist a liver cleanse. Adjust the amount of dandelion leaves to taste. Raw juices are used because they are taken concentrated. It would be a physical impossibility to ingest the amount of vegetables represented by 500 ml (aprox. 1 pint) of juice in one sitting. It is the concentrated vitamins, minerals (bio-chelated) and the enzymes which are the curative factor.

Before Juicing always top and tail the fruit or vegetables and wash them well in running water. Discard the fibre after juicing. The reason is that the fibres although essential as part of a healthy diet, tend to bio-accumulate systemically, the sprays, toxins and chemical fertilizer heavy metals with which they are grown. If used in the quantities represented by the juices they can be harmful. For example to get the amount of fibre represented by an average serving of cereal fibre for breakfast .. you would need to consume about 40Kg or 88 lbs of grains. A regular glass of fresh vegetable juice will keep you regular without resort to the laxatives. Excessive use of laxatives will cause further problems further down the track.

For a good all round tonic and corrective then I recommend the Potassium Pick me up. Parts by weight will do the trick

Carrot    1 Part
Celery    1 Part    
Spinach 1 Part
Parsley   0.25 Part

Medicinal herbs have a completely different mode of action to the nutrients provided by the juices. Herbs do not cure � they correct a condition. If the diet is wrong the condition will re-occur. Only diet can cure a condition because faulty diet, chemically grown, processed food, coupled with domestic and environmental toxins lies at the rootthe cancers and other degenerative disease. You may bank on that. One may opt out of the Pharmaceutical shill game by leaving the Medical House of Horrors, going home, and applying some common sense. The juices mentioned may be used alone or in combinations according to personal taste. Do not mix fruit and vegetables.

ACNE.  (Blackheads)  Carrot and Spinach, Celery and Watercress, Cucumber, Grapefruit.

ADENOIDS. Carrot and Spinach.

ANEMIA. Carrot and Spinach, Carrot and Beet, Celery and Parsley, Turnip Leaf, Lettuce, Beet, Apple, Peach, Raisin, Grape, Raspberry,  Strawberry, Prune, Fig, Watercress.

APPENDICITIS. Celery, Carrot, Carrot and Cucumber.

APPETITE enhancer. Dandelion, Celery, Turnip Leaf, Apple, Grapefruit, Radish.

ARTHRITIS. Celery and Cucumber, Celery and Watercress, Carrot, Spinach, Tomato, Parsley.

ASTHMA. Carrot and Spinach, Celery and Carrot.

BLOOD, fortifier. Spinach, Beet, Carrot, Celery, Pomegranate, Grape, Raspberry.

BLOOD cleanser.  Celery and Cabbage, Dandelion, Burdock, Watercress, Parsley, Beet, Tomato, Plum, Carrot, Turnip Leaf, Orange, Lemon.

BLOOD PRESSURE (High)  Celery and Parsley, Celery and Cucumber, dandelion. Raisin, Grapefruit, Lemon.

BLOOD PRESSURE (Low)  Beet, Grape.

BOILS and CARBUNCLES. Carrot and Spinach, Carrot and Cucumber, Carrot.

BRONCHITIS. Carrot and Dandelion, Carrot, Grape, Orange , Lemon, Pineapple.

CATARRH. Carrot, Carrot and Lettuce, Radish. Apricot, Raisin, Lemon, Orange , Pear.

CIRCULATION. (poor)  Carrot, Lettuce. Grape. Watercress.

COLDS. Carrot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange .

COLITIS. Carrot, Spinach, Pineapple.

CONSTIPATION. Carrot and Spinach. Cabbage. Beet, Dandelion, Apricot, Pear, Prune, Plum , Banana, Strawberry, Raspberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Orange . Lemon.

COUGHS. (lingering) Carrot and Spinach, Blackberry, Grape fruit. Lemon, Pineapple.

DIABETES. Carrot and Spinach,  Dandelion, Cabbage. Type 2 Diabetes is completely cured by diet.

DIARRHOEA. Carrot, Banana, Blackberry, Raspberry.

DIPHTHERIA. Carrot and Spinach. Celery and Parsley.

DROPSY.  Celery Dandelion, Carrot and Spinach. Parsley, Lettuce, Lemon.

DYSENTERY. Blackberry. Blackberry Leaf tea is also good.

ECZEMA. Carrot, Carrot and Cucumber, Dandelion, Orange , Strawberry, Watercress.

EYE. TIRED or WEAK. Carrot, Celery and Parsley as a combination.  

FEVERS. Cucumber, Parsley, Blackberry, Raspberry Orange , Grapefruit,

FLATULENCE. Celery, Carrot.

GALLSTONES. Celery and Parsley. Tomato, Beet, Carrot, Radish, Carrot and Spinach, Grapefruit, Lemon, Apple, Apricot, Watercress.

GOITRE. Spinach, Radish, Lettuce, Watercress, Tomato.

GOUT. Celery and Cucumber, Carrot and Spinach, Tomato, Beet, Lemon, Apple.

HEMORRHOIDS. (Piles) Carrot, Watercress, Turnip Leaf, Celery, Potassium pick me up.

HALITOSIS. (Bad Breath) Parsley.

INFLUENZA. Carrot, Spinach, Orange , Lemon, Ginger

INSOMNIA. Lettuce, Celery, Banana, Apple, Grape, Grapefruit.

JAUNDICE.  Dandelion, Carrot, Spinach, Fennel, Apple, Lemon, Beet. 

KIDNEY & BLADDER PROBLEMS. Cucumber, Parsley, Carrot Parsley, Beet, Dandelion, Fennel. Water cress.

LIVER Tonics. Beetroot, Carrot, Cucumber. Parsley, Apple, Dandelion, Lemon, Water cress.

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS. Beet, Celery, Celery, Parsley. These problems are of an ever increasing incidence. Beet juice is effective with many of problems encountered. Beet juice makes some women feel very nauseous because of the state of the liver. Adjust the amount and persevere.

MENSTRUAL CRAMPS. Raspberry, Blackberry.  (also raspberry leaf tea)

Obviously this list could be extended almost indefinitely however it is to be hoped that this short article is enough to give you a handle on the situation .. so the sooner you start investigating .. the sooner you will be right. Some conditions are very deep seated and need time, patience and common sense. If you have no access to power and modern appliances then simply grate the vegetables .. and compress them .. then collect the juice.  

Perhaps the most powerful of all the cleansers is beetroot juice however it makes many people feel nauseous, the reason of this is the condition of the persons liver. The fresh raw beetroot  juice flushes the accumulated toxins into the blood stream giving rise to symptoms such as nausea and even headache. The situation can be likened to a dam break releasing stored toxins. The body needs time to eliminate them. The answer is to cut down the amount of beetroot juice ingested in one sitting until the cleansing is complete. Beetroot juice will stain the urine red so do not become alarmed.

Take a look at the Harry Benjamin article here  that will give you and idea of the type of symptoms to expect as the body throws off accumulated toxins. Remember that these symptoms are temporary and fade as the body is cleansed. The physical and mental rejuvenation that follows such a cleanse has to be experienced to understand how powerful Nature is, and this in contrast to the poverty of orthodox medicines risk/benefit approach. The first observable condition of suppressing symptoms is a lightness of purse or wallet. Followed by more serious conditions further down the track.