From Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch, CNC and James E Balch, MD Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of a wide range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients, including phytochemicals - compounds that have been known to combat cancer. Since more of the healthful substances found in fruits and vegetables are being discovered all the time, no supplement pill can contain all of these compounds. Also, because each plant appears to produce particular phytochemicals that work against cancer in particular ways, it is suggested that a rich assortment of fruits and vegetables be included in the diet. It is also recommended that you consume two glasses of live juices a day for health maintenance. Four glasses a day is recommended if you want to speed healing and recovery from illness. Juicing is an excellent means of adding fruits and vegetables to your diet. Since juice contains the whole fruit or vegetable - except for the fiber, which is the indigestible part of the plant - it contains virtually all of the plants' health-promoting components. Because fresh juices are made from raw fruits and vegetables, all of the components remain intact. Vitamin C and other water-soluble vitamins can be damaged by over-processing or overcooking. Enzymes, which are proteins needed for digestion and other important functions, can also be damaged by cooking. Fresh juice, however, provides all of the plants' healthful ingredients in a form that is easy to digest and absorb. In fact, it has been estimated that fruit and vegetable juices can be assimilated in twenty to thirty minutes. Ideally, juices should be made fresh in your kitchen and consumed immediately. Many commercial juices are heat-treated to lengthen shelf life. Even pure, freshly made juices can lose some of their nutrients by being allowed to sit for long periods of time. By juicing, and processing it in your own juicer, you will produce the most healthful, nutrient rich drinks possible. Preparing Produce for Juicing: Whenever possible, buy and use organically grown produce - produce that is grown without the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals. This prevents chemical residues from ending up in your juice. If you are unable to obtain organically grown fruits and vegetable, peel or thoroughly wash the produce, using a vegetable brush to remove chemical residues and waxes. When purchasing potatoes for juicing, avoid those with a green tint, and be sure to remove any sprouts or eyes. The chemical solanine, which gives the potato its green cast, can cause diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. When using organically grown produce, feel free to leave on the skin in most cases. Do remove the skin, though, before juicing apricots, grapefruits, kiwis, oranges, papayas, peaches, and pineapples. The skins of oranges and grapefruits are quite bitter, and also contain a toxic substance that should not be consumed in large amounts. Because kiwis and papayas are tropical fruits, their skins are likely to contain residues of the harmful sprays often used in foreign countries, where some chemicals outlawed in the US may still be legal. The skins of pineapples are too thick to be processed by most juicers. When juicing fruits, leave in small seeds, except when juicing apples. Apple seeds actually contain cyanide, a toxic substance. Because of their size and hardness, all pits must be removed. Juice most produce with stems and leaves intact. However, remove carrot and rhubarb greens, as they contain toxic substances. When using soft fruits that contain very little water - avocados, bananas, and papayas, for instance - puree the fruits in a blender rather than using a juicer. Then stir the puree into other juices. Remember to rotate vegetables and fruits so you get a variety of nutrients. Green Juices or "Green drinks" Green juices cleanse the body of pollutants and have a rejuvenating effect. Made from a variety of green vegetables, green juices are rich in chlorophyll, which helps to purify the blood, build red blood cells, detoxify and heal the body, and provide the body with fast energy. Green juices can be made with alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, cabbage, kale, dandelion greens, spinach, and other green vegetables, including wheat grass. Wheat grass juice is particularly important in any cancer treatment, especially when radiation therapy is involved. To sweeten or dilute your green juices, try adding fresh carrot and apple juice. (No other fruit juices should be added). Steam-distilled water is another good addition. Although green juices have great health benefits, they should be consumed in moderation. Try drinking 8 to 10 ounces a day.
Green Drink for Digestion Juice of 3 freshly scrubbed cucumbers Juice of fresh green lettuce Juice of 1 celery bunch Spoon of lemon juice for flavor Combine the juices together, stir vigorously, then drink one glass an hour before lunch, another freshly squeezed glass an hour before dinner and a final freshly squeezed glass about an hour before retiring for the night. Benefits: A special unique blend of minerals acts upon the alkaline ingredients to help dilute the excess accumulation of gas, rendering it less volatile. Special binding forces in the minerals then suck up the acid and help remove it from the system. These vegetable juices are rich in alkaline ingredients needed to exert a soothing cooling feeling to the digestive organs. They help stabilize a normal and youthful digestive power to promote healthful assimilation of nutrients. Live food juices to promote healthy skin 3 tablespoons peanut oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup lettuce juice 1/2 cup carrot juice Honey to taste Mix all ingredients together until totally assimilated. Drink three times daily. The unique benefit to the skin here is that the blending of amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids together with the magnetic action of the vitamins and minerals, helps nourish the delicate skin cells and also maintain a normal and healthful hydrogen ion state. Rejuvenating Breakfast 4 tablespoons natural raw wheat germ 1 teaspoon brewer's yeast 1 teaspoon soya powder 1 banana Honey to taste 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses 1 teaspoon whey powder 4 sliced apricots (sun-dried, organic) All of the ingredients are placed in a blender and mixed for 5 minutes. Then sip it slowly. One big glass every morning The fruit juice is rich in Vitamin C, the yeast has a strong supply of B-complex vitamins which rejuvenate the nervous system. The soya powder is a powerhouse of amino acids that regenerate tissues and cells. The molasses, honey, banana and apricots were rich in minerals which combined with other elements to exert a powerful enzymatic action in natural restoration of healthful powers. Hair growing cocktail 1/4 cup wheat germ oil (cold-pressed) 1/4 cup soybean oil 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup fresh vegetable oil Mix vigorously and eat with a spoon. Slowly sip and swallow. One such cocktail a day will provide much oxygen-producing Vitamin E that helps create scalp health. Thyroid Mixture 1/2 cup unsweetened gelatin powder 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Drink this three times daily for two weeks. The protein in the gelatin powder helps feed the activity of a sluggish thyroid gland by supplying the amino acid tyrosine. Thyroxin becomes inactivated by oxygen if there is a deficiency of Vitamin C found in fresh fruit juice. It is a working together of proteins - B-complex and Vitamin C - that feed a thirsty thyroid gland which governs health of personality, hormonal system. Plant and seed juices for enzymes 1 cup sunflower or sesame seeds 1 cup cool water (Blend well, first soaking) Add: 2 teaspoons honey Sprinkle of sea salt 1/2 teaspoon of soya milk powder 2 cups water (or more, as thick or thin as desired) Buzz in a blender until thoroughly assimilated. Drink one or more cups of this every day. The enzymes in these raw, uncooked foods join to exert a metabolism that sends a supply of precious nourishment to the entire bloodstream. All vital body parts are bathed and nurtured with vital food elements that create regeneration. Nu-Youth Enzyme Elixir 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice 1/4 cup fresh apple juice 2 tablespoons cold-pressed seed oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar Natural organic honey to taste Mix vigorously with a blender, wire whisk or spoon. Drink one glass about an hour before each of the three meals daily. The enzymes in these raw seed and plant foods work to create digestive power. The enzymes in the apple juice are especially beneficial in stimulating a flow of mouth enzymes so that foods could be better digested. The mixture is designed to strengthen the ability to metabolize nutrients to promote health. Juices which provide food for cartilage 1/2 cup grapefruit juice (must be fresh) 1/4 cup orange juice (must be fresh) 1/4 cup apricot juice (must be fresh) 2 tablespoons rose hips powder Mix vigorously and drink an hour before breakfast; mix fresh again and drink an hour before lunch. This helps boost Vitamin C supply to feed your cartilage and help relieve the problems of arthritis. Tonic for arthritic disorders 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grape juice 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons dark organic honey Stir vigorously and drink promptly. Drink the tonic at least 3 times daily. Approximately 1000 milligrams of bioflavonoids in the tonic help nourish the capillaries and blood vessels of the body. They further promote a flexibility of the arterial walls and scour the accumulated joints to help create suppleness of limbs. Potassium Cocktail Select sun-dried fruits such as apricots, prunes, raisins, pears and peaches. Be sure that they have not been chemically dried or treated. Heat a kettle of water. After it bubbles, turn off heat and let the water simmer down. Next, place an assortment of sun-dried fruits in a deep bowl. Let remain at room temperature overnight. In the morning, pour off one or two cups of the juice and drink. You may eat the fruit for breakfast. Sleeping Tonic 1 cup milk (whole or skim) 2 tablespoons rice polish 1 tablespoon natural honey 1 tablespoon powdered skim milk 1 teaspoon carob powder Pour one half the milk into a blender. Add all remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Add remaining one half cup milk and mix a few seconds longer. Sip slowly. The powerful supply of calcium helps promote a relaxed heart, improve blood tone, and stabilize the blood pressure. The rice is a prime source of 100% digested amlyopectin - a special nutrient that promotes a healthy circulatory system. The honey contains minerals that ease internal pressures and the other ingredients work harmoniously to soothe the entire nervous system. Heart Health Juice 1/2 cup tomato juice 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast powder 1/2 cup seasonal citrus juice 6 tablespoons cold-pressed wheat germ oil Stir vigorously or mix in a blender. Drink one glass during each morning, another glass several hours after lunch, a final glass several hours after dinner. Revitalizes the bloodstream Provides internal oxygen Melts unwanted internal scar tissue Helps dilate blood vessels Raw Juice Heart Tranquilizer 10 tablespoons wheat germ oil 1/2 cup carrot juice 1/2 cup lettuce juice One teaspoon lemon juice Stir vigorously to blend all ingredients and drink daily. This mixture has substances including Vitamins A, C, E and minerals that help promote a feeling of relaxation that is highly beneficial to the heart. Three-day liquid liver rejuvenation program 1st day: 1/8 glass raw beet juice. sip slowly. Mix together two quarts water plus two cups fresh lemon juice. Add two tablespoons raw honey. Drink whenever you desire throughout the first day. 2nd day: 1/4 glass raw beet juice. Sip slowly. Drink lemon water as described above. 3rd day: One glass raw beet juice. Sip slowly. Drink the lemon water as described above. After the 3-day fast: begin solid foods by taking any raw grated vegetable and any raw juice in any desired amount. Gradually, take ground nuts or seeds with raw fruit and vegetable juices. On the seventh day, eat lightly of a mild protein food such as natural cheese, coddled eggs, sprouts of any kind, nut or seed milk, or steamed vegetables. Afterwards, return to a normal and natural eating program. Juice for hypoglycemia or glandular problems 1/4 cup tomato juice 4 tablespoons desiccated liver powder 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup carrot juice Mix thoroughly together and drink slowly three cups daily. The benefit here is that minerals in the tomato juice and carrot juices promote a steady absorption of the amino acids in the desiccated liver powder. In harmony, the symphony of these nutrients helps stimulate sluggish glands and provides a gradual assimilation of food for the hormones. Juice to correct high blood sugar 1/2 cup soybean powder 1 1/2 cups water Mix together in a blender at high speed for 3 to 4 minutes. Strain through a cheesecloth. Drink this protein juice, freshly made, three times daily. Glandular health 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 1/2 cups water Blend at high speed for 4 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth. Add dark organic honey to taste. Drink slowly. The sesame seed milk is rich in easily assimilated amino acids and natural carbohydrates. The honey has a stabilizer in its minerals to help promote a glandular absorption of the amino acids to promote gland health. Happy Hormone Elixir Calls for the elimination of sugar and white flour to help correct glandular distress. 1 cup cashew nut powder (ground on a mill) 2 tablespoons rice polish 2 cups water Put in blender and whir 4 to 5 minutes. Add one tablespoon honey to taste. A powerhouse of amino acids and minerals combine to nourish the hormonal system and provide a tranquil blood sugar. 5 Step Liquid Food Program that Helps Banish Headaches Step 1: Forever Young Seed Juice Mix 6 tablespoons of wheat germ oil in one glass of fresh carrot juice. Add several sprinkles of lemon juice for a tangy flavor. Stir vigorously. Drink one glass in the morning, another glass as noon and a final glass in the evening. Step 2: Salad Juice for Mind Food Prepare a small dish of freshly washed and scrubbed seasonal green leafy vegetables. Prepare two cups of simmering water. Soak the vegetables in water for a few minutes. This helps to extract the valuable vitamins and minerals. Then add a little honey to the water and drink. Step 3: Think Young Toddy Prepare one or two grasses of fresh apple juice. Simmer in a kettle. Add one-half teaspoon cinnamon powder. Stir vigorously. Let cool and sip slowly. Step 4: Barley Brew for Better Brain Power Add one tablespoon of organic unsprayed barley to two cups of piping hot water. Stir vigorously to dissolve as much as possible. Sip slowly. Eat the rest with a spoon. Step 5: Happy Whey Tonic Mix two tablespoons of whey powder in one cup of simmered water. Stir vigorously. Add mineral rich dark organic honey to taste. Sip slowly. A suggestion is to use all 5 tonics, dividing them up to be taken one a day. This helps promote headachefree hope for emotional health. New Youth Liquid Food Combine safflower oil, plus pyridoxine (one of the B complex vitamins) and sterols (plant juice from one of the following: dandelion leaves, kale, green leafy tops of leeks, mustard leaves, nasturtium leaves, nettle leaves, parsley leaves, soybeans, spinach, sweet potato, and turnip leaves). Mix in a fresh vegetable juice. Combine with 20 milligrams of Vitamin E. Drink one cup of this daily, with each meal, and one more at bed time. Successfully lowers blood cholesterol. Internal Rejuvenation 2 tablespoons powdered brewer's yeast 1/2 cup skimmed milk 1/2 cup soya milk 1 tablespoon organic honey This is a good drink instead of the usual coffee break. Mix and store in a thermos. The powerhouse of the B-complex vitamins works with the minerals and enzymes in the milk and honey to help nourish the arterial-venous network. Works to ease and control hardening of the arteries by dispersing globules of fat in much the same way as lecithin. Breaks up blood fat into time globules which can then be easily assimilated.