The Importance of Juicing

By Jo Franks M.H.

One of the best ways to energize your body and get nutrition in quickly is to juice your fruits and vegetables. The juice of the plant is the blood of the plant. So by juicing you are also building your own blood. Freshly made juice from your own juicer is definitely the best. When you drink fresh juice, the nutrients are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and utilized by the body. The rest of the plant is the fiber. There are no nutrients or enzymes in the fiber. Any pesticides or sprays are also left behind in the fiber*. Nutrients from fresh juices get to cells within a few minutes. When we eat the fruits and vegetables we only absorb 30% of the nutrition from them and we use up a lot of energy digesting the food. When we juice the same fruits and vegetables we absorb 90% of the nutrients and it is absorbed into the bloodstream within minutes*. The fresh juice contains the important enzymes that help digestion and build the body. Enzymes are the life force of produce. (*from the writings of Dr. Norman Walker)

Dr. Christopher's Incurables Program is based around juicing to treat incurable diseases. Each week on the incurables program one rotates between carrot juice the first week, apple juice the second week and grape juice the third week. The full incurables routine is contained in the book Herbal Home Health Care, or Curing the Incurables, both by Dr. John R. Christopher.

Dr. Christopher has always had his patients do the Three Day Cleansing program followed by the Mucusless Diet. The Three Day Cleanse gives the body the opportunity to rest and get rid of toxins that have been building up in the system over time. It is done by drinking 16 ounces of prune juice first thing in the morning and alternating 8oz of either apple, carrot or grape juice (make sure to use the same juice for the 3 days) and distilled water for the rest of the day. During this program you will also take 1 tablespoon of olive oil three times during the day. Alternate the juice and water every half hour until about 8:00 p.m. repeat for two more days and begin the Mucusless Diet. Complete instructions are contained in Herbal Home Health Care or the booklet The Three Day Cleansing Program.

If you don't want to go as far as the Incurables program or the Three Day Cleanse, just add more fresh juices to your diet each day. Fruit juices are very cleansing to the human body whereas vegetable juices are nourishing and building to the body. Fresh juices provide vital nutrition that is easily absorbed into the system. Go ahead, try it!