Move on to Juices

Green Juice, the essence of regeneration

Vegetable juice is the most effective modern remedy to reverse significant nutritional deficiencies, as it quickly restores mineral and micronutrient balances. Vegetable juices are particularly suited to real life conditions, like a superhighway to recovery for someone with irritated intestines and exhausted organs.”


Thierry Casasnovas

ALCALINISE, DETOXIFY & REGENERATE

Vegetable juice hydrates, nourishes and regenerates each cell perfectly, and because it acts directly at the cellular level, it is able to reach the entire body.


To Hydrate

Supplying water to the cells, no matter how pure and good it may be, is not sufficient to rehydrate the body for the simple reason that the water can only be absorbed and utilized to the extent that our mineral reserves are sufficient.

To rehydrate oneself, it is therefore essential to think in terms of proper remineralization. Fluid intake alone is rarely the problem.

nutrition & reducing inflammation

In general, we experience an overabundance of macronutrients, such as fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) accompanied by a deficiency of micronutrients, such as minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Vegetable juices are a highly absorbable source of a substantial supply of the micronutrients that our bodies crave.

Juice is the quintessential catalyst of regeneration, because one large glass of juice provides the nutrition it would take 30 minutes to chew. It is also easier to digest than fibrous vegetables, often poorly tolerated by our inflamed intestines. We then find ourselves in a vicious circle: although we desperately need minerals to decrease our intestinal inflammation, the best source of those minerals is vegetables, yet our irritated intestines can no longer tolerate vegetable fiber….The solution then is to remove the fiber while preserving the quintessential micronutrition provided by the juice.

Weakened by years of poor nutritional choices, our intestines are no longer able to absorb all the nutrients from even healthy foods. Then how can we improve nutrient absorption? Simply through juice cleansing. By making significant quantities of minerals available for direct assimilation by the cells, without the accompanying fiber, juice enables the digestive system to rest. Less work for the body, plus more energy for elimination, cleansing, and detoxification!


 

Cleansing the intestines

The intake of both water and minerals together ensures rehydration of all the hardened waste lining the intestinal walls. These hardened wastes prevent both assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of waste products, since the intestinal membrane (meant to be the body’s best channel of exchange) becomes clogged and congested. Vegetable juices help soften daily waste and facilitate its disposal. This, along with the use of certain herbs which act as “intestinal brooms,” result in optimal intestinal cleansing.

“There is no better, gentler method to cleanse the intestines than the daily consumption of an abundance of diverse kinds of vegetable juices.”
—Thierry Casasnovas

Cellular cleansing

Once the cells are properly nourished and regain their strength, they will be able to eliminate their wastes, to breathe properly and to revive!

“A well nourished cell is a cell that eliminates effectively.”
– Thierry Casasnovas

Vegetable juice or Fruit Juices?

Fruits are excellent foods which are essential for the body, however fruit fiber is water soluble and easily digested so fruits do not need to be juiced. The exception would be to sweeten the sometimes bitter taste of vegetable juices. In the case, we recommend not to exceed 30% fruit when combining juices.

In addition, too much fruit juice, by adding sugars without the accompanying fruit fiber, can eventually cause pancreatic fatigue resulting in spikes in blood sugar.

Fruits also contain weak acids which are excellent for cleansing waste from the body, but which can lead to uncomfortable cleansing reactions if large quantities of fruit juice is consumed.

So the best juice for healing and regeneration is mainly vegetable juice, particularly juice made using green vegetables. The famous “green juices” are truly micronutrient cocktails delivering optimal nutrition to the body.

Jus d’orange, pomme, carotte, betterave et le gingembre.

Jus d’herbe de blé

Jus de pomme, carotte et gingembre.

Jus de pastèque

F.A.Q.

Why take juices?

Because it’s the simplest, most effective way to restore our mineral balance. Our body is often so low on minerals that it would take a very long time to remineralize by just eating fruits and vegetables, considering the poor capacity for absorption in our debilitated intestines. Since juices are free of fiber and thus fully bioavailable, they accelerate the remineralization of the body and enable us to quickly see a reduction of our symptoms.

It is also challenging to obtain sufficient nutrients from our food, given the increasingly poor quality of our soils, so it is helpful to supplement our diet with vegetable juices. Indeed, while it is very difficult to consume large quantities of green vegetables every day, it is much easier to simply consume their juice!

Moreover, many people have such inflamed intestines that they can no longer digest fibrous vegetables. Consuming juices permits such people to benefit from the nutritional benefits of these vegetables without experiencing the bowel irritations caused by their non-soluble fiber. In contrast, fruit fibers are soluble and generally present no problems in digestion. Each individual can decide whether to consume them whole or juiced.

CAUTION:  Do not consume only fruit juices for extended periods of time.

Which ingredients are best for making juices?

Juices can be made from vegetables only, fruit and vegetable blends, or occasionally just fruits. A good basic juice can be made from apples, carrots and spinach, which is healing for the intestines and provides many minerals.

Fruits and vegetables should of course be used in their raw state. It is best to avoid mixing too many elements in one juice preparation. Some ingredients, even if they are healthful and have valuable properties, should be used sparingly because they may be irritating even in small quantities. These include garlic, cabbage, onions, peppers, leeks, etc. (See the list of juice ingredients for more details.)

It is important to understand that vegetable juices have great cleansing, remineralizing, and regenerative power. Green vegetables are the best source of alkalizing minerals, which restore and rebuild health. They purify and strengthen the blood, cleanse and detoxify the entire body, and supply quick, effective nutrition.

Vegetable juice therapy is the gentlest and least stressful treatment for the body. Cleansing is accomplished gradually. It is recommended to begin your healing program with vegetable juices.

What is green juice?

Green juice is composed primarily of green vegetables, which are rich in chlorophyll. An apple and spinach juice blend is considered a green juice. The more greens are added, the more mineralizing (alkalizing) the juice becomes. Each person can find the best balance of flavors to make their juice palatable. The juice of bitter greens are nearly undrinkable for most people, so do not hesitate to dilute and sweeten the juice blend with other ingredients such as apples.

Which appliances are needed to make juice?

To make juice, one can begin with a centrifuge, which has the advantage of extracting juice quickly and inexpensively. However, this method tends to denature or degrade the juice, since the rapid spinning of the food increases oxidation.

The quality and freshness of the juice will be far superior when a juice extractor is used instead. Such an extractor, which “chews” the food slowly, yields a juice of much higher quality than a centrifuge can. We have many testimonials from people who managed to heal themselves with a centrifuge alone, but their recovery would have been even faster with the higher quality juice produced by an extractor.

What is more, a juice extractor can process valuable greens such as spinach, nettles, parley, etc., that a centrifuge cannot. When juicing greens, it is important to alternate them with fruits or root vegetables so their scant but precious juice can blend with the other more abundant juices. And because extraction is more complete with an extractor, this means less waste and a better return on your investment.

Lacking an extractor or a centrifuge, one can also use a manual or electric citrus juicer.

Finally, when there are no other juicing devices available, one excellent juice extractor remains: you yourself. To consume a large amount of nutrients while easing digestion, you can simply chew, swallow the juice and spit out the fibers.

Is filtering the juices recommended?

It is advisable to filter extracted juice with a strainer or juice filter. The fewer fibers remaining in the juice, the more the ingested juice will be treated as a liquid rather than as solid food. It can then pass directly into the blood and nourish the cells, while triggering very little digestive action.

How long can fresh juice be stored? and how should fresh juice be consumed?

Juice processed with a centrifuge will only keep for a short time because it oxidizes rapidly. Using an extractor allows the juice to remain fresh up to 10 hours when refrigerated, especially if lemon is added which slows oxidation. Juices can also be prepared ahead of time and frozen.

It is best to consume fresh juices slowly, if possible over a period of half an hour to a full hour. This allows the body to absorb the nutrients gradually.

How much juice should be consumed each day?

It is usually suggested to start with one glass of juice a day. However, some people are so toxic that they cannot tolerate even one teaspoon of juice diluted in a glass of water. After one glass is well tolerated, one can gradually increase to two glasses, then three, up to 2 liters per day. We can not restore our blood’s ph balance fully with only one glass a day. Ultimately a sufficient quantity is needed to approach the level of Quinton marine plasma (pure sea water).

It is also important to note that fruit juice contains more calories than vegetable juice.

Is it better to consume fresh juice with meals or separately from other food?

It is better to take fresh juice without other food, so as not to dilute the digestive juices.

Fresh juice Ingredients

Greens, root vegetables, other green vegetables

Garlic: Cleanses the body, powerful cleanser for the digestive tract. Antibiotic, antifungal, antiparasitic. To be used sparingly as it is potentially highly irritating.

Artichoke: Use sparingly. Contains complex sugars which can cause problems with flatulence.

Asparagus: Can be eaten raw or juiced. Green asparagus is preferable, as white asparagus has little or no chlorophyll and mineral content. A combination of apple and asparagus juice is very good for the skin, especially for acne.

Beet (beetroot): Very good for regeneration of blood and liver as it stimulates the production of red blood cells. Soft beets, having converted their starches into sugars, are preferable. Beets help ease menstrual discomfort.

Chard or beet greens: Rich in minerals and oxalic acid, thus stimulating intestinal peristalsis. Choose the greenest ones possible.

Carrot: Excellent basic juice for the entire body, notably the intestines. Rich in antioxidants and minerals. Do not use the carrot greens as they are too tough for an extractor to process.

Celery: Rich in minerals. Especially suitable for hot weather but may be too cooling for winter use. Facilitates blood flow. Among cultivated vegetables, is the most concentrated source of sodium, a real mineral punch for juices!

Lambs Quarters Plant: Same family and same principles as spinach.

Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and all cabbage family plants: Allow the body to expel mucus. Potent anticancer agents. Gases resulting from cabbage juice are not caused by the vegetables themselves, but are the release of gases trapped within the intestines. Increase quantities gradually so that the amount of released gas is tolerable. Cabbage does not produce gas, it reveals and liberates it.

Cucumber: Juice with its skin. Very mineralizing. An excellent diuretic. Especially useful in hot weather. A great healer for the skin.

Zucchini: Adds creaminess to juices in hot weather.

Watercress: Clear out the respiratory tractSpinach: Rich in chlorophyll, vitamin C, Iron and oxalic Acid, which encourage intestinal peristalsis. Note: Raw Organic oxalic acid is safe for the body.

Fennel: The seeds, bulb and green foliage of fennel, both wild and cultivated, are carminative (like cumin and carrot seeds) which means that they assist in expelling trapped intestinal gases. Very helpful for intestinal bloating. Refreshing in hot weather.

Wheat Grass: Regenerative, rich in proteins and minerals. Can be grown at home. To be used sparingly at first and increased gradually in juice because it can provoke strong reactions.

Lettuce and other salad:Rich in minerals and bitter elements, especially endive and romaine. The greener the leaves, the richer in minerals and active principles.

Lamb Lettuce: Rich in irons, chlorophyll and oxygen.

Onion: Use sparingly as it is potentially very irritating. Specific for respiratory conditions.

Pepper: Use sparingly as potentially very irritating. Acts powerfully on the digestive system. Potent antiparasitic. A vasodilator, it enhances immune system and nutrient exchanges in the body.

Leeks: Use sparingly as potentially very irritating. See ONION.

Bell Pepper: Green pepper promotes collagen production. An excellent summer juice, similar in taste to gazpacho, made by combining red bell pepper, cucumber, tomato and greens.

Potato: Rich in potassium. Useful for treating ulcers but use sparingly.

Radish and horseradish: Use sparingly as potentially highly irritating.

Rocket, arugula: Helps regenerate the lungs. Returns toxins into circulation. Cleanses the digestive tract.

Escarole: Regenerates the adrenal cortex.

Tomato: Delicious juice to be used often.

Topinambour or Jerusalem artichoke:Use sparingly. Contains complex sugars which can cause problems with flatulence.

Spinach: Rich in chlorophyll, vitamin C, iron and oxalic acid, which promotes intestinal peristalsis. Note: in its raw (organic) form, oxalic acid is safe for the body.

Watercress: Clears the respiratory system.

Herbs and Spices

Basil: Recommended for cases of chronic fatigue. Calms the autonomic nervous system and regenerates the renal system. An endocrine regulator, stabilizing the entire endocrine system, bringing rest, peace, well-being to those with thyroid disturbances.

Milk-thistle and the whole family of thistles: Very good for the liver, as is the entire thistle family.

Coriander: Juice is very detoxifying, particularly useful for heavy metal toxicity.

Turmeric: Fresh turmeric root (found in organic stores) is an extremely powerful regulator for internal inflammation. Can be juiced to reduce intestinal inflammation. Use in conjunction with black pepper or ginger will multiply the effects of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.

Fenugreek: Useful sprouted for cleansing the liver and pancreas.

Ginger: Strongly detoxifying and tonic for the circulation. Carminative, excellent for the digestion. Useful in conjunction with turmeric.

Green Sprout: Rich in minerals. Useful to grow organically at home to obtain greens. Only juice the green part of the sprout, not the seed.

Mallow: Soothing to the intestines.

Mint: Very refreshing.

Stinging Nettles:Very mineralizing, rich in iron and active elements. Pay close attention to the place of harvest, since nettles concentrate the elements particular to where they grow. An important herb for the entire glandular system. Rich in Vitamin C.

Parsley: Blood thinner. The best herb for rebuilding the blood as it is extremely rich in iron. Oxygenates the blood better than wheatgrass. To be used in moderation, especially for women who have heavy periods. Recommended for those with chronic fatigue.

Dandelion: Like all bitter plants, very good for the liver.

Plantain: Effective to help lymph circulation.

Horsetail: Highly mineralizing

Vanilla: Gives a pleasant taste to fruit juices.

Fruits

Cherry: Very astringent and powerful.

Lemon: Major astringent, facilitates lymph circulation and aids in overcoming many detoxification crises. One can add to any juice as desired, for its bright taste, its energetic potency, its detoxifying capacity, its ability to dissolve stones and other calcifications, but also because as an antioxidant it permits longer storage of fresh juices. Use with or without the skin.

Clementine:Excellent for the adrenal glands.

Red berries: Including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, black currants, etc. Excellent additions to juices, full of antioxidants and many nutrients in their purest state.

Pomegranate: Produces a very astringent juice which aids in lymph circulation and can replace coffee. Caution: this juice is so powerful that it can bring on nausea if one is not accustomed to it.

Mandarin orange: Excellent for the adrenal glands.

Melon: Very detoxifying, acts on the kidneys. Also for skin conditions.

Orange: Strongly energizing and detoxifying. Has the ability to dissolve stones and other calcifications. To be used without the skin which contains powerful essential oils. Orange juice generates very powerful cleansing reactions, so the excretory system should be in good condition before consuming large quantities. Those suffering from fatigue and demineralization must not attempt extensive orange juice treatments. Always test with small amounts of pure juice and then increase the amount used gradually.

Watermelon: Very detoxifying. Use with the rind, which contains an arginine precursor, especially helpful in fighting muscle wasting in the elderly. Very rejuvenating for the renal system.

Peach, nectarine: Very soft fruit, can be used extensively.

Pomelo and grapefruit: Strongly energizing and detoxifying. Has the ability to dissolve stones and other calcifications. To be used without the skin which contains powerful essential oils.

Apples: Cleansing, diuretic and stimulates kidney function. Excellent basic juice, useful especially with strong or bitter ingredients, which are made palatable because of its sweet taste. The pectin in apple juice forms a mucilage which acts as a kind of internal bandage or dressing, helping the intestinal membrane to heal from inflammation. To be used often, alone and in blends. Avoid mealy apples which do not contain much juice.

Grapes: Very detoxifying with astringent qualities. Be sure excretory system functions well before using in large quantities.

Rhubarb: Leaves and stems. Use sparingly, as it is very powerful.