|Don't I look excited?! It actually tastes pretty good with the fresh garden kale and carrots.|
Some really great things have happened since my husband and I started drinking raw green juices. We use a Hurom slow juicer which works very well to effectively extract the healing plant nutrients from raw green "super foods." Also, we alternate between juiced greens and smoothies (with a Vitamix). Whether we have a green juice or smoothie, we always add beneficial herbs to boost the immune system and fight off cancer. Here is a list of what we put in this juice today:
2 cups chopped kale - organic
2 cups green cabbage
2 organic green apples
10-12 organic carrots (medium sized)
4-5 stalks organic celery
1/3 organic golden beet
6" piece of cucumber
1 organic lemon, peeled
2 tsp ground coriander (the seed from cilantro) (why?)
1 inch piece of ginger root (why?)
1 T organic ground turmeric (why?)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (why?)
I have mentioned in previous blogs that our health has made a turn-around since eating a plant based diet. Adam is feeling well after stopping his chemo treatments early to focus on nutrition as a solution to restoring his health. We both have more energy and mental focus. I no longer require allergy medicine or any treatment for acid reflux. But here are a couple of additional things that I haven't mentioned, yet: My hair went curly (it was straightened before this photo), I no longer require corrective lenses to drive (though I need help with reading glasses in low light or fine print), our cholesterol levels dropped to 150, our blood pressure is normal, we sleep better (except for occasional stress caused by life), we rarely "catch" the communicable illnesses with which we regularly come in contact AND when we feel something coming on we can stave it off with fresh raw garlic.
There is one thing that has surfaced which has been a progressive problem for me. My thyroid function now requires some support and has been the cause of many health issues throughout my adult life. We found a naturopathic physician who was able to help me. I hope to blog about thyroid in the future; but until then, I will say that it is probably one of the most overlooked and under addressed issue in women's health today. My understanding of thyroid and the options for the most natural approach to balance are incomplete. This is a new journey for me and I'm praying for God's direction. He gives great guidance!