January 30, 2017
1. Of the various vegetable ingredients, procure as many as possible (no others)
2. Wash vegetables well
3. Cut into pieces that will fit in your juicer
4. Juice all elements
I found this recipe in a Gerson Therapy Handbook. I had a woman reach out with a rare cancer who was looking for different recipes, suggestions and advice. I tested this recipe and it has become a go-to favourite for a potent dose of greens.
If you’re not familiar with Gerson Institute, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic treatment of degenerative disease.
“Gerson Therapy is a powerful, natural treatment that boosts your body’s own immune system to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases. One aspect of the Gerson Therapy that sets it apart from most other treatment methods is its all-encompassing nature. An abundance of nutrients from thirteen fresh, organic juices are consumed every day, providing your body with a super-dose of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. These substances then help the body to break down diseased tissues, while enemas aid in eliminating the lifelong buildup of toxins from the liver.
With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body’s magnificent ability to heal itself – with no damaging side-effects. Over 200 articles in respected medical literature, and thousands of people cured of their “incurable” diseases document the Gerson Therapy’s effectiveness. The Gerson Therapy is one of the few treatments to have a 60 year history of success.”
Green juice is a quick way to get an energizing hit of phytonutrients: vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and antioxidants.
It will supercharge your blood (your red blood cells will be dancing), while giving you energy, it is detoxifying, alkalizing and provides your body with a high dose of minerals.
This is something we could all benefit from, not just those fighting chronic disease. Remember a state of dis-ease is a spectrum. We all fit somewhere along that spectrum. The very best thing we can do for ourselves is focus on prevention and education from a young age, so that if something goes off-kilter we’re not faced with radical lifestyle changes. I mean, I love embracing radical lifestyle changes but in my experience working with clients, shifting the lifestyle, eating and drinking habits is the absolute most challenging piece.
Enjoy, drink up and feel those electric greens 🙂