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Neurological conditions like Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis can create as much fear and despair as they do physical suffering. But once you understand that the true cause of these illnesses is actually a virus, and once you learn how to systematically eliminate that pathogen, you’ll be empowered to take your health back into your hands. Medical research and science aren;t yet aware that it’s viruses behind autoimmune conditions, but here I’ll share with you what’s really happening inside the body. For an in-depth explanation of what I call the “Autoimmune Confusion”, read my chapter on this topic in Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr.
Celery juice is a miraculous herbal elixir, and it’s a powerful tool for anyone experiencing neurological and autoimmune issues. In Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, I explain how the medicinal properties of celery juice heal neurological conditions and dozens of other autoimmune diseases.
Debunking a False and Damaging Theory
The entire autoimmune theory is based on a false premise that your body is attacking itself. This idea arose back around the 1950s after people started pouring into their doctors offices out of nowhere. Decades ago, I talked to a doctor who was then in his 90s. He remembered that beginning in the late 1940s, patients started streaming in with fatigue, neurological complaints and mysterious symptoms. Before that time patients mostly came in periodically with problems like appendicitis or a heart attack or a stroke, but suddenly there were droves of people–mostly women–reporting new symptoms. He said he and his colleagues would shake their heads wondering what was going on.
This was the dark age of chronic illness. Medical communities couldn't find an explanation, but they noticed autoantibodies were present through blood tests. So they came up with the theory that the immune system is destroying the body’s own organs, glands and connective tissue. There was no proof this theory was true then, and there continues to be no proof today. Those antibodies are there because your immune system has created them to seek out a pathogen inside your body, and it’s this pathogen that is causing the symptoms that get lumped under autoimmune labels today.
The autoimmune theory of the body attacking itself was cemented in, and we continue to live with it decades later as an ever increasing number of mysterious conditions are labeled autoimmune. It’s outrageous that with all the technology and advances we have made, this theory still stands. Think about cars in the 1950s, or the phones from the 1950s, and how much they’ve changed. But when it comes to chronic illness, we’re still in the dark ages. Medical communities still don’t know why so many people are getting sick, and at younger and younger ages. And unfortunately, science and research are looking in all the wrong places and putting the focus on areas like genetics, when it’s not our genes that are responsible for chronic illnesses, but viruses, bacteria, heavy metals and other toxins. You can find out the true causes of almost 200 symptoms and conditions, including many which are wrongly considered to be genetic, in Medical Medium Celery Juice.
Your Immune System, Working Hard
As I share in Thyroid Healing, the truth is your body never attacks itself. Your immune system can become burdened or weakened by various factors, but it doesn’t ever turn on you.
In the case of neurological autoimmune conditions, what’s happening is a virus is feeding on its favorite foods, including toxic heavy metals, like mercury, copper and aluminum; eggs, dairy, corn and gluten; pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Unknown to medical research and science, a virus is a living thing and it needs to eat to survive. This is some of the information I delivered that medical communities are only beginning to consider. One of the by-products a virus creates and eliminates after it feeds on these foods is what I call a neurotoxin. These neurotoxins inflame the nervous systems of anyone dealing with autoimmune symptoms and that’s what causes neurological symptoms. Medical research and science are unaware of these viral neurotoxins.
The Epstein-Barr virus is often the culprit. There are more than 60 strains and mutations of Epstein-Barr, though science and research hasn't discovered this yet, so most of these strains won’t even show up on a blood test. Other troublemakers include undiscovered strains of shingles (some of which don’t cause a rash at all) and multiple mutations of HHV6, including HHV7, HHV10 and HHV16. (Bacteria, by the way, doesn’t create neurological symptoms because bacteria doesn’t produce neurotoxins when it feeds).
These elusive, problematic pathogens can bury deep inside the body and its organs, making it impossible for current medical testing to identify them. Meanwhile, your loyal immune system is doing its best to seek out and destroy these elusive, problematic pathogens and that’s why autoantibodies can show in a blood test–they’re going after the virus, not attacking your own body.
How Celery Juice Helps Heal Neurological Symptoms
So many people have lost years of their lives, their relationships, or their jobs due to autoimmune disease and neurological symptoms. They’ve been hurt and crushed being chronically sick for years and being told damaging misinformation about why they’re sick. Celery juice is an incredible tool to help move these people forward with healing when nothing or little else has.
Celery juice contains undiscovered sodium cluster salts that break down the membrane of viruses and disarm and weaken the toxic heavy metals these viruses feed on. The celery juice then helps flush the residue out of your body, ultimately lowering inflammation.
People who have an autoimmune disease will also eventually suffer from endocrine issues as a result of the virus and its by-products infecting, inflaming and weakening the endocrine system, including the pancreas, adrenals, thyroid, pituitary gland, pineal gland and hypothalamus. Celery juice contains a natural plant hormone that is undiscovered that feeds and replenishes every single gland in the endocrine system. By balancing out the endocrine system, healthy levels of hormones can be restored over time, especially if the other healing information I share in the Medical Medium book series is followed.
Below I will cover a few common neurological autoimmune conditions that are misdiagnosed and misunderstood, however I cover these conditions and many more in great depth in the Medical Medium books so I encourage you to read and refer to them for further information and healing guidance. I also share exactly how celery juice helps each condition in Medical Medium Celery Juice.
Fibromyalgia. This is caused by Epstein Barr virus’ neurotoxins. The neurotoxins land on nerves and are an allergen to your nerves. They’re responsible for peripheral and central nerve inflammation that results in the aches, pains, fatigue, stiffness, and tenderness fibro sufferers experience.
You might be surprised to learn this: Lyme disease is a viral condition, not a bacterial condition. It’s not caused by bacteria—borrelia, bartonella and babesia or any others (the list of falsely accused bacteria will likely keep growing). If Lyme disease was caused by bacteria, then antibiotics could take care of it. You see, borrelia, bartonella and babesia aren’t super bugs, like the various forms of MRSA and c.diff. So antibiotics would effectively killing the so-called Lyme bacteria. Bacteria doesn’t cause neurological symptoms. But viruses do.
Most people’s Lyme disease symptoms are caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), though all other viruses in the herpetic family can also cause them, including HHV-6, all the way up through the undiscovered HHV-9, HHV-10, HHV-11, and HHV-12. If you find this surprising or difficult to believe or you simply want to know more about it, the best thing to do is to read the chapter on Lyme disease in Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. I explain how Lyme disease has come to be seen as a bacterial illness, the truth about tick bites, how to begin healing from Lyme disease and much more.
Whether you believe Lyme disease is a bacterial issue or you now understand it’s a virus, celery juice is a powerful tool for healing. Celery juice kills off both bad bacteria and viruses. You can start to move forward with healing from Lyme disease by drinking celery juice daily in the way I recommend in Medical Medium Celery Juice, drinking the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie daily, taking the right form of vitamin B12 to heal the neurological symptoms and reading the Medical Medium books to learn what foods to avoid and what supplements to take.
Epstein-Barr virus is the unknown cause of MS. The virus releases neurotoxins that inflame the central nervous system and can also reach the brain where it can cause lesions and mild forms of encephalitis. Celery juice can break down the outer membranes of virus’s cells and kill it off. Celery juice also contains plant hormones that will help balance your endocrine system, which is important because people with MS develop endocrine system problems too, like Hashimoto's or adrenal fatigue. Celery juice will help lift you out of these conditions along with the other healing information and steps I share in the Medical Medium books. If you have MS, you can help rebuild your central nervous system through celery juice plus certain foods and supplements such as B12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin, spirulina, leafy greens and more fruits, especially berries like wild blueberries.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fortunately, chronic fatigue is now at least recognized as a real problem, but sadly medical communities still don’t know what’s causing it. Chronic fatigue has always been caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Once again, the neurotoxins produced by the virus are bringing about brain and nervous system inflammation. Before chronic fatigue syndrome was described and given a name by medical communities, I was calling it neurological fatigue, because that’s exactly what it is: a deep and debilitating fatigue caused by inflammation of the nervous system due to viral neurotoxins.
Remember, there are more than 60 strains of Epstein-Barr virus, and some are more aggressive, so they create stronger neurotoxins that inflame the nervous system. Neurons in the brain are easily affected by these viral neurotoxins, leading to brain fog, confusion, fatigue, difficulty waking, heaviness of the body, and more.
Celery juice is your best weapon for fighting the virus that causes CFS. People who suffer from this illness have compromised immune systems and white blood cells. Celery juice contains undiscovered forms of vitamin C and the trace minerals that will strengthen your immune system and bring it peace. Know too that many people who have CFS are later diagnosed with Lyme disease. When you understand the connections and know that the same virus is at fault for both conditions, you can understand why you might be suffering with both and work on addressing the true root cause: EBV.
These are just a handful of the neurological autoimmune conditions that so many people suffer with. There are hundreds more that are misunderstood and misdiagnosed. You can now know the true causes of your chronic illnesses and symptoms and those your loved ones suffer with too. That’s what I share with you in Medical Medium Celery Juice and the other Medical Medium books. You’ll also find out how you can heal and protect your health for the future. I stand behind you 100 percent. I’ve got your back. I wish you well. You can heal.
This item posted: 11-Aug-2019 - Disclaimer
There are so many conditions and chronic illnesses that celery juice can help treat—and you can find all of this detailed information in my new book Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide—but today I am going to cover the role celery juice plays in your oral health. Many problems with teeth and gums are caused by demineralization and can be traced to bacteria and viruses in the body. That includes gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay, among other oral conditions. Medical research and science are unaware that this is one of the main reasons teeth and gum issues are so prevalent. Celery juice, when consumed in the way I recommend in Medical Medium Celery Juice is a critical tool to help bring healing to teeth and gum issues.
Demineralization, which can lead to tooth decay, root canals, and teeth implants, can’t only be blamed on your diet over the last few months or even years. Demineralization happens over time and can start as early on in life as in the womb. If your parents or grandparents were mineral deficient, if they weren’t eating the foods that support tooth health, or gut health, their deficiencies were passed down to you. And this is true for most of us. If we think back to the Great Depression, for example, people were really suffering and not getting enough to eat. The generations after were born with the same deficiencies carried through the family line. Along with mineral deficiencies, there can also be a build-up of toxins in the body that are, likewise, passed down from one generation to the next. The toxic heavy metal mercury is a perfect example of one heinous toxin that is passed through the family line and causes or contributes to hundreds of different illnesses and symptoms, including teeth problems.
Foods that are particularly problematic include coffee and dairy. The acid in coffee demineralizes teeth, even if you gave up drinking it years ago. Milk, cheese, and other dairy products contain high levels of sugar and fat which coat the teeth and cause them to rot. On the other hand, an apple, or other fruit like oranges, which often get blamed for causing cavities, actually help clean the teeth and gums. The minerals and acids in these fruits, unlike coffee, kill bacteria on the gum line. This also includes lemons and limes, which are fantastic fruits for oral health. Bacteria and viruses are the cause of many teeth, gum and mouth issues so it's critically important to starve these pathogens and kill them off with the right healing foods, herbs and supplements, all of which I share in detail in the Medical Medium book series.
The Gut-Mouth Connection
All of us have bad bacteria in our bodies. Medical research and science don’t yet know that bacteria and viruses eat–they feed off of favored foods such as dairy, eggs, gluten and others; heavy metals; and toxins. When the bad bacteria in your gut, like streptococcus, eats rotting food that sits in your digestive tract, the bacteria releases ammonia gas, which travels to other parts of your body causing problems. When you sleep, gases creep up through the body into your mouth, giving you that morning breath you notice when you wake up. Morning breath isn’t the only effect, however. If you have any oral health issues, including cavities, they are the result of something deeper that has been happening in your body for quite some time. This means that if you have recently changed your diet to a diet you feel is healthier and you got a cavity after changing your diet, it is not the fault of your recent diet change. Cavities stem from issues inside the body from five, ten, fifteen or more years ago, or even from what you inherited in the womb and were born with.
Diets that are too high in fat and protein, whether plant-based or animal-based, cause this gut rot that the bad bacteria then can feed on. If you eat animal proteins it is important to reduce your consumption of chicken, beef, and fish to once a day instead of three times a day, and ideally to eliminate eggs and dairy altogether. If you eat a plant-based diet, it is important to reduce your oils, nuts and seeds to once a day instead of three times a day. Too much fat creates a playground for bacteria and viruses in your gut, and bacteria like streptococcus or H.pylori can flourish. Gluten is another favored food of bacteria and should be removed from your diet to help oral health. Popular diet trends might tell you to avoid fruit, but pectin from apples, for example, travels to the gut and binds to debris in the intestinal lining helping to dispel rancid fats and rotting proteins from your system. Fruit is essential for healing all kinds of chronic illnesses and symptoms, including teeth and gum issues. If you are afraid of eating fruit because of what you’ve heard from a dentist or what you’ve read, you can read my chapter on ‘Fruit Fear’ in Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.
How Celery Juice Helps
Drinking 16 ounces or more of plain celery juice on an empty stomach every morning is one of the best weapons against teeth and gum issues. I explain exactly how to make the juice, how to consume it and answer hundreds of questions about celery juice in Medical Medium Celery Juice so you know exactly how to receive the healing benefits it can offer you.
There are many ways celery juice health oral health issues. Celery juice will help stop rancid fats from building up in the intestinal tract and prevent the ammonia gases I mentioned above from damaging your teeth and gums. It will also help turnaround bad breath.
Celery juice is loaded with a special form of vitamin C that doesn’t need to be converted by your liver. Good vitamin supplements are wonderful, and I always recommend the best ones. In fact, the right kind of vitamin C is one of the supplements I recommend for people with chronic illnesses and symptoms (you can see how much vitamin C and the other supplements I recommend for illnesses and symptoms such as bloating, brain fog, eczema, acne, diabetes, adrenal problems, energy issues and fatigue, dark under-eye circles, gout, gallstones, hepatitis, SIBO, autoimmune issues, IBS, hormonal issues, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation and more in Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease), So it’s important to take vitamin C, which the liver converts, but by drinking celery juice, which contains a unique form of vitamin C that doesn’t need to be converted by the liver, too, you’ll be supplying your body with the best nourishment you can. The vitamin C in celery juice instantly helps the liver and immune system and will help the supplements you take be better used by your body. The vitamin C in celery juice plus the right vitamin C supplement is great for your teeth and gums.
When your liver and stomach are weak from a poor diet plus pathogens and toxins, your stomach glands also become weak, lowering the production of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. Medical research and science believe there is only one hydrochloric acid. They aren’t aware that hydrochloric acid is actually composed of seven different acids. If one or many of the seven acids are not working well, this affects the kinds of proteins and fats you can digest and breakdown and well you do so. You may end up struggling to digest a small handful of peanuts or a thin slice of chicken. Celery juice helps restore hydrochloric acid levels and bile. You can read about how it does this in detail in Medical Medium Celery Juice. With stronger hydrochloric acid and bile, you can breakdown fats and proteins more easily and kill off bacteria and viruses. Plus, the enzymes in celery juice breakdown, digest, and assimilate nutrients that neither bile nor hydrochloric acid addresses. This is unknown by medical research and science.
One of the most powerful healing properties of celery juice is the undiscovered sodium cluster salts it contains. These sodium cluster salts, which are a special and beneficial sodium, kill off bacteria and viruses. Bacteria is responsible for gum disease and cavities and viruses and bacteria are responsible for many other teeth and gum issues. Celery juice’s sodium cluster salts also disarm toxic heavy metals, which also play a role in causing or contributing to many oral health issues. In Medical Medium Celery Juice, I also share ways that celery juice can be used as an oral therapy for different problems, including cavities, mouth ulcers, mouth sores, gum disease, cracks in the corners of the mouth, and so much more. Drinking celery juice in the way I recommend plus using it for oral therapies as directed is a very helpful tool you can use to assist healing.
Your gut health can also be restored by eating lots of fruit, leafy greens and vegetables, in addition to celery juice. You can find recipes for all kinds of meals and snacks made with fruit, leafy greens and vegetables on my blog and in Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, and Liver Rescue. Also, consider my 3-6-9 cleanse in Liver Rescue. Please stay away from eating animal proteins three times a day as this will only result in more problems down the track. Likewise, if you are plant-based, steer clear of eating nuts and seeds, or avocado and oils, three times a day, too. Try to keep these foods to once a day for plant-based or animal-based diets. All of the above—celery juice, fruits, and leafy greens—will help strengthen your hydrochloric and bile production so you can breakdown fats and proteins easier and help you start healing from chronic illnesses and symptoms, including oral health issues.
Beware as well of the fluoride treatments that dentists love to give as fluoride is an aluminum byproduct that intoxicates your body, meaning it feeds bacteria and viruses and lowers your immune system. The sodium cluster salts in celery juice act as a disinfectant that works against the bacteria and gases that have built up over decades.
You probably have consumed some food and drinks over your lifetime that weren’t ideal. Candy, soda, muffins, alcohol, cheese, eggs, milk. And everyone comes into the world with some weaknesses and deficiencies that were passed down from their ancestors. We all have something stored inside of us, from toxic heavy metals to pesticides to old pharmaceuticals to various bacteria and viruses. All of these sit in the body causing problems and compromising our immune systems. Without taking the right steps to remove pathogens and toxins from our bodies and restore liver and stomach gland function, one or more oral health issues like tooth abscesses, swollen glands, trigeminal neuralgia, tonsil stones, receding gums, and cavities are pretty much inevitable no matter how healthy your diet is in recent times. It’s so critical to eat as healthy as possible, but it’s important to know it’s not your current or recent diet, or the fruit you may have eaten recently, that’s causing your teeth and gum issues. It’s from long ago.
Find out more about how to heal oral health issues and how celery juice works in Medical Medium Celery Juice so you can your loved ones can take steps now to protect yourselves in the future. And for more healing information and the true causes of almost 200 other symptoms and conditions, get your copy of Medical Medium Celery Juice now.
This item posted: 03-Aug-2019 - Disclaimer
Celery juice is a miraculous medicinal elixir that’s helping people to reverse chronic disease and symptoms across the globe. People who have been suffering from a range of diseases, conditions and symptoms are finally finding relief.
As I share in Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, celery juice can help heal all kinds of health issues, including autoimmune conditions, neurological problems, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, SIBO, constipation, chronic fatigue syndrome, blood sugar issues, migraines, high blood pressure, addictions, adrenal problems, gout, allergies, weight gain, vision and eye problems, reproductive health issues and more.
And yet, as celery juice becomes more popular, more false information is being spread about it and it’s resulting in some people expressing fears about trying celery juice. It’s important you know the truth about these fears so you aren’t derailed from giving celery juice a fair try and receiving the benefits it offers when you consume it consistently in the way I recommend in Medical Medium Celery Juice.
Let’s consider some of the fears that are circulating about celery juice:
There’s an incorrect theory that oxalates can cause illness, especially kidney stones and gallstones, and that people should avoid high oxalate foods.
The truth is oxalates are nothing to fear. Oxalates or oxalic acid, are natural substances found in all fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, herbs and animal products. If you were to avoid oxalates, you would barely be able to eat anything. Even if oxalates were worrisome, celery contains significantly less oxalates than most other common foods. Further, celery juice heals the very problems that people attribute to oxalates, such as kidney stones and gallstones. Celery juice also provides critical phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and many more unique, beneficial properties you can read about in Medical Medium Celery Juice.
If you are a person who gets kidney stones and gallstones, you’ll also benefit from drinking lemon water, eating more fruit, vegetables and leafy greens and lowering your protein intake. See Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease for more guidance.
These are phytochemical compounds that exist in nearly every fruit, vegetable and herb. They are critical for the immune system and for the healing process. If you hear that psoralens create sun sensitivities or dermatitis, know that this is not true. On the contrary, celery juice is incredible for the skin. To learn the true cause of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, vitiligo, actinic keratosis, lichen sclerosus, rosacea, acne and other skin conditions, and how celery juice can help them, you can refer to Medical Medium Celery Juice.
3. Salicylic acid
There is a theory that some people are sensitive to salicylic acid in fruits and vegetables. This is another mistake that can prevent people from consuming celery juice and receiving its healing benefits. Medical research and science have not proven this theory and yet it has gained popularity as something to blame for various symptoms and conditions. Celery isn’t even a vegetable—it’s an herb, so it shouldn’t even be grouped in with a vegetable issue in the first place.
Celery is an herbal medicine that helps reverse chemical food sensitivities, which many people develop from gluten, dairy, corn, eggs and soy because these foods feed pathogens and pathogens create inflammation and health problems. The numerous strains and types of bacteria and viruses that are present in our world today is mind boggling. These pathogens are one of the major root causes of chronic illness and autoimmune disease, as I describe in Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr.
The reason so many people have some sort of reaction to gluten, dairy, corn, eggs and soy is that when they eat those foods, they are feeding and strengthening the pathogens in their bodies. Celery juice effectively combats those pathogens and helps heal other food sensitivities.
Just as not all sugar is the same and not all water is the same, not all sodium is the same either. First, the undiscovered subgroup of sodium in celery juice that I call “sodium cluster salts” salts are deeply hydrating, unlike table salt or even high quality sea salt or crystal salt. Your body, blood, organs and brain crave the sodium cluster salts in celery juice.
It’s important to minimize how much salt you’re having from packaged foods and putting salt on top of your foods, but this salt is totally different to the sodium cluster salts in celery juice. Even the most premium jar of organic salsa or salted nut mix is full of salt that stores itself in cells deep inside our organs, where it crystalizes and essentially pickles and preserves our organs. The salt added to our food also embeds itself in the liver. It takes decades, but it does happen with time. We’re slowly salting ourselves to death in this culture. Suddenly people’s skin starts getting saggy or aging quickly. That’s partly due to a lifetime of salt crystallization that’s built up in the liver and other organs, (which are getting dehydrated to levels you’d never imagine). This buildup becomes toxic over time if we’re not clearing it out.
Anyone who is concerned about salt intake should be limiting packaged food and meals out, but certainly not staying away from celery juice. The truth is celery juice is exactly what someone who has been consuming too much sodium needs. Celery juice helps loosen up and break apart old toxic salt deposits that are crystalized in the liver and other parts of the body. The cluster salts in celery juice attach themselves to toxic sodium and carry those deposits out of the body. In doing so, celery juice frees people from possible toxic salt-based problems down the road.
In addition to clearing out salt deposits, celery juice’s unique properties and its mineral and trace mineral composition are exactly what our blood and cells needs most. Our neurotransmitters also thrive on this special variety of sodium, because the salts contain complete electrolytes, which helps neurotransmitters restore and rebuild themselves.
Celery juice contains complete electrolytes, which makes it the best post-workout drink. It’s the only substance on the planet that has all the electrolyte elements bonded together. Typically, people collect just a few types of electrolytes here and there—maybe they get some from their salad, a few more from a high-quality water and some others from an apple. Those piecemeal electrolytes must then come together by chance to form the building blocks our neurotransmitters need.
This is one reason why people find that drinking celery juice (containing exactly what the neurotransmitters need all in one package) helps dissolve their brain fog and improves their depression and anxiety.
These are just a few of the ways the sodium cluster salts in celery juice bring healing to the body. You can read more about these special healing salts and the other ways celery juice can help you in Medical Medium Celery Juice.
One of the myths I’ve heard is that drinking water and drinking celery juice will basically do the same thing: hydrate you. This hydration is often credited for why so many people drinking celery juice are finally feeling better and healing their chronic illnesses and symptoms. While it’s true that celery juice is extremely hydrating, there’s so much more to understand about celery juice so you can know just how different it is to water. The reason all these people are healing is because of what else is in celery juice, not because they are simply more hydrated.
Increasing water intake is one of the first things a health professional will advise someone who isn’t feeling well. And I see people walking around with water bottles all the time, yet they’re still suffering from chronic illnesses and symptoms. Water is certainly not fixing all our health problems.
Celery juice contains water, yes, but it doesn’t even have as much water as cucumber juice, for instance. The water in celery juice is also different, it’s hydrobioactive water. I explain what this water is in Medical Medium Celery Juice and why it’s so important.
Celery juice also contains unique cluster salts, phytochemical compounds, minerals and trace minerals, special enzymes, and multiple undiscovered types of vitamin C. And that’s just for starters. Comparing celery juice with water isn’t even like comparing apples to oranges, rather it’s like comparing apples to meat.
To understand the many healing properties of celery juice and how it can help heal almost 200 symptoms and conditions, check out Medical Medium Celery Juice. I wrote this book so you’d have the truth in your hands now and whenever you need it in the future. Celery juice is a healing tool that’s here for you and your loved ones. It’s simple, but powerful, and shouldn’t be underestimated. You can follow the guidance I share in Medical Medium Celery Juice on how to consume celery juice to ensure you receive its full benefits. Thank you for being here and pursuing your healing. Every step you take towards healing, including reading this article, matters greatly.
This item posted: 06-Jun-2019 - Disclaimer
Celery juice is one of the most powerful healing tools I’ve been able to bring to the world. Spreading the word about the juice from this miraculous herb is turning lives around across the globe. Celery contains undiscovered chemical compounds and properties that are improving and helping to reverse chronic illness like never before. You can read Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide for full details on the many different healing benefits of celery juice, plus how to use it and how it works inside your body.
Many people have benefited from this potent medicinal extraction, but unfortunately there’s also some confusion, misinformation, rumors and myths that could cause some people to lose heart about celery juice and dismiss its worth.
I know there’s a lot of disillusionment about health claims because many people have suffered for years trying one thing after another, searching for something that will give them their lives back. Understandably, many people no longer know what to trust. But celery juice is different to other health trends and theories.
For one, when you buy celery at your local grocery store, or even grow your own, no industries with agendas that aren’t in your best interests or investors profit. Most other health trends are backed by investors and money. There’s an agenda behind making them popular: to make investors money. Celery juice doesn’t help anyone except you and the various farmers who grow celery (who make very little off celery anyway) and the supermarkets and grocery stores that stock it for you. Celery juice is so simple and pure and effective, it threatens to expose other health claims—backed by a lot of power, money and propaganda––that really are just trends.
I can assure you that celery juice is not a trend. It’s a godsend with staying power. More people than ever before in history are dealing with chronic conditions and mysterious symptoms. And with celery juice they are healing and getting better. Celery juice, when consumed in the way I recommend, actually works, and that’s the reason the global celery juice movement is organically growing so rapidly. People are witnessing the healing power of celery juice for themselves and sharing about it, but it’s still important to dispel the misinformation and know the truth about celery juice so that you and your loved ones are not waylaid by the rumors and myths out there and robbed of your right to use celery juice as a healing tool.
Let’s take a look at some of the rumors and myths circulating:
1. You can add other foods, powders or ingredients into the juice.
Celery juice is a powerful elixir that is most potent in a pure, untampered state. Adding things in to celery juice, such as apple cider vinegar or collagen, will ruin the medicinal properties of the celery juice. Additions will damage the purity of this tonic, which is where it power lies, and break apart the undiscovered sodium cluster salts in celery juice that heal your body and kill off the pathogens––viruses and bacteria––that are responsible for countless chronic illnesses and symptoms. To understand how these pathogens cause illness, you can read the true causes of almost 200 symptoms and conditions in Medical Medium Celery Juice. Some industries are trying to take advantage of the celery juice movement to promote their products, and that has led to this misinformation about adding ingredients.
It’s not just products like apple cider vinegar and collagen that shouldn’t be added to celery juice. It’s also lemon juice, carrots, cucumbers, apples, and other fruit, leafy greens or vegetables that shouldn’t be added to your plain celery juice. While fruits, leafy greens and vegetables are incredible healing foods, enjoy them in a separate juice at another time of day, and of course also as snacks, smoothies, fruit bowls, salads, steamed veggies and the like over your day. Keep your celery juice plain.
As your body heals and detoxifies from the celery juice and any other changes you make to your diet based on the Medical Medium book series information, such as those in Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, your taste buds will adjust and you may find the flavor becomes more enjoyable for you.
2. There’s no science behind the celery juice movement.
Naysayers like to tear down celery juice by saying that there’s no science behind it. First of all, there’s no science and research behind it because there aren’t huge industries that stand to make money off the celery juice movement. There are many health trends that aren’t backed by science and research—such as collagen, bone broth and kombucha tea—but nobody’s tearing these down for their lack of scientific validation. Celery juice is being attacked because it poses a threat to other industries since nobody can “own” it. The more people drink celery juice, the more they can heal, which equates to less need to buy these other products. That ultimately means less money for those industries. Celery juice is about individuals empowering themselves and healing themselves with what really works and is in their best interests––not the financial interests of investors behind a product such as collagen.
Regardless of whether science has shown celery juice to be beneficial, celery juice is helping people who are suffering heal. And more people than ever are dealing with chronic illness right now, so we need simple, powerful tools like celery juice to address the root cause of these illnesses. For more details on what’s causing the diseases, conditions and symptoms of today, and exactly why celery juice helps them heal, check out Medical Medium Celery Juice.
3. Use celery tablets and celery powder.
You will see celery powder, celery juice powder and celery tablets become increasingly popular as more industries try to capitalize on the celery juice movement. It’s important to know that these products can’t replace fresh celery juice. The medicinal cluster salts in celery juice are suspended in a living solution and cannot stay alive outside freshly juiced celery. The potent enzymes in celery juice will also be ruined in the process of creating a tablet or powder.
4. Coumarins in celery may be toxic to the body.
This is false. In fact, research and science believe that coumarins in other foods may help stimulate the white blood cells that defend against cancer. But researchers have never examined coumarins in celery and celery juice. In celery juice, the coumarins do even more for the body—they are truly powerful. They work so well because of a symbiotic composition that reconstructs, replenishes, rejuvenates and restores the entire white blood cell count (not just the cells that fight cancer), including neutrophils, basophiles, modocites, killer cells and different varieties of lymphocytes. The coumarins also help the liver. And, they protect your skin from toxins and repair and restore damaged skin cells in the dermis. They also help prevent skin disease, skin cancer and scarring. I share exactly what the coumarins in celery juice can do for you in Medical Medium Celery Juice.
5. Celery juice is a diuretic.
No, celery juice is not a diuretic. Celery juice has a very mild diuretic effect (that’s especially minor compared to the diuretic effects of green tea, black tea, coffee or alcohol). Anything that has a high mineral content will encourage your system to flush because trace minerals bind onto toxins, and then your body flushes it out. Celery juice has an extremely high mineral content but its mild diuretic effect is gentle, safe and necessary for eliminating poisons and detoxifying your body. Also, every single fruit, leafy green and vegetable on the planet also has a mild diuretic effect because they all contain minerals and are designed to help detoxify the body. So if you eat any plant at all (unless it’s fried, for example), you’re already experiencing and receiving these mild diuretic benefits.
6. Your elimination will be colorful.
I recently saw something about celery juice turning your stool red. Not true. If you have red stools, you need to check what you’re eating (beets for instance can make your stool red) or talk with your doctor. Celery juice won’t turn your stool red, or purple, or yellow. However, in some cases, if you drink a lot, it may turn your stool slightly green.
7. There’s no fiber so there’s no benefit.
Some people criticize celery juice because the fiber is removed and they think that’s where all the nutrition is. That’s false. With celery, the juice is where the nutrition lies. Celery is like many other herbs in that you extract the medicinal elements from the plant. Nobody has a cup of chamomile tea (which has many known benefits like relaxing the body and nerves) and then opens up the tea bag to eat the contents afterward so they can get their fiber and nutrition fix. Just like you don’t get your fiber from chamomile tea, you don’t get your fiber from celery juice. That doesn’t take away from celery juice being a nutritional powerhouse. You get your fiber from other fruits, leafy greens and vegetables you eat over the day.
8. There’s sugar in the celery juice.
This is a rumor I heard recently, but it’s completely false. Celery juice is a very low calorie and low carbohydrate drink, which means it has almost no sugar in it.
9. Celery juice has nitrates and nitrites.
This is another myth. As I share in Medical Medium Celery Juice, “Celery and celery juice can’t contain any nitrates that are activated or harmful unless the celery has oxidized or been dehydrated. The naturally occurring nitrates in celery don’t exist when the celery or fresh celery juice hasn’t yet oxidized.
When fresh celery juice or celery does oxidize, just as when any herb, vegetable, or fruit oxidizes, then a naturally occurring nitrate can develop. Keep in mind: this naturally occurring nitrate is never harmful in any way, shape, or form and can even be helpful.
Celery juice powder and celery powder have oxidized, so they can contain naturally occurring nitrates that developed through the oxidation process. They’re not harmful nitrates, though. These nitrates are not the same variety of nitrates that are considered to be irritating to some people.
It’s important to know that not all nitrates are the same, just as all people are not the same, all water is not the same, all sugar is not the same, and all protein is not the same. For example, gluten is an entirely different protein from the protein inside meat or the protein inside nuts. Also, the naturally occurring nitrates that can develop in an oxidized form of celery such as celery powder and celery juice powder are not the same as the harmful nitrates that are added to meat and all kinds of other products. Nitrates are different from nitrites; they’re not the same thing. Even celery powder, which does contain naturally occurring nitrates, can’t be relied upon as a method for curing foods such as pickles or meat because it still doesn’t contain nitrites.
Fresh celery juice also doesn’t contain nitrites. Nothing naturally occurring in celery and celery juice is harmful. This is the same for pure celery powder and pure celery juice powder (although I don’t recommend them as a replacement for fresh celery juice as they don’t have the same healing properties). Here’s where the confusion lies: harmful nitrates can be added to celery powder, celery juice powder, or celery salt by a company that makes it or uses it to make another product. Celery gets false blame for harmful nitrates in preserved meats and other products—when the truth is that it’s a classic case of contaminating celery with add-ins. Your fresh celery juice cannot have harmful nitrates in it unless you add them yourself. If you don’t drink fresh celery juice because you believe it contains harmful nitrates or nitrites, then you are going to lose the unique healing opportunity that fresh celery juice—which does not contain nitrates or nitrites—can provide.”
I encourage you to get a copy of Medical Medium Celery Juice to find out much more about how celery juice heals and the true causes of hundreds of symptoms and conditions, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, SIBO, constipation, chronic fatigue syndrome, blood sugar issues, migraines, high blood pressure, addictions, adrenal issues, gout, allergies, autoimmune conditions, weight gain, vision and eye problems, reproductive health issues, Parkinson’s, ALS, and hundreds of others. The information I share guides you on how to get the most benefits from celery juice and also answers hundreds of questions I receive daily.
Celery juice is a healing tool that’s here for you and your family, friends and community. It’s here for anyone with an illness or symptom and anyone who wants to help themselves have the best health possible in the future. I hope you’ll take the information you learn in Medical Medium Celery Juice and hold onto it for years to come so you can help safeguard your health and the health of your family. Knowing you have the information in your hands to move forward with healing means the world to me. Thank you for being here.
This item posted: 19-May-2019 - Disclaimer
You have likely heard me talk about this powerful plant medicine before, so you probably know that when I recommend celery juice, I always recommend that you drink at least 16 ounces. Why that number? And why celery juice over raw celery sticks? Today we are going to dive into the answers to these questions by uncovering how celery juice travels through the body, what it encounters along the way, and why this herbal extract is just so important. I will cover the basics here, but my new book Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, is a resource for more advanced information on the benefits of celery juice that you won’t find anywhere else.
The Bottom Line
Celery juice is a powerful weapon against chronic illness, and no matter which diet you subscribe to—high-protein, high-fat, animal based, plant based—celery juice applies. Even if you follow the standard American diet and you are eating bagels and sandwiches on the run, adding celery juice on an empty stomach each morning can make a huge difference.
Beware of misinformation about celery juice, however. It is not true, for example, that celery juice contains sugar. Neither is it high in calories. In fact, celery juice is very low in calories and that’s why I recommend eating breakfast, like one of the breakfast recipes I include in the Medical Medium books, 30 minutes or more after your celery juice. It’s not a meal replacement but a medicine before you eat breakfast.
So why is it important to drink celery juice on an empty stomach? If your stomach is full of food, the celery juice you drink becomes diluted while battling all that food in your stomach. On an empty stomach, however, celery juice has a pathway to do the cleansing work it’s capable of. Even eating and drinking celery juice at the same time limits its chances of traveling through the body effectively. It’s also important to drink celery juice away from other liquids, including water. It’s ideal to have celery juice 30 minutes after drinking water or lemon water in the morning, or to have celery juice before water if you wish and then wait 30 minutes to drink your celery juice. There’s additional guidance than what I am sharing here that can help you get the best out of your celery juice and really make sure it works for you. It’s important to be informed so you don’t fall into any of the misinformation out there which is altering celery juice and preventing it from being a true healing tool for anyone who needs it or wants to use it. You can read Medical Medium Celery Juice to know exactly how to drink celery juice and get all your questions answered.
16 Ounces Matters
Your most recent meal isn’t the only obstacle that celery juice faces as it travels through the body. We all have a buildup of toxins and bacteria that we have accumulated from eating toxic foods over time (as well as from other sources). Many times this couldn’t have been helped if we didn’t have access to healthier food options, or no one taught us how to eat differently. So much of the time, people are just eating to survive or eating what’s considered normal or convenient, and, culturally, many of us have been conditioned into eating and living a certain way. But the fact of the matter is, toxins are polluting our bodies—our livers, brains, and circulatory systems.
When you see or hear me recommend at least 16 ounces of celery juice, this is because two or four ounces just isn’t enough to cleanse our bodies of those toxins. It’s a good place to start if you are just beginning to incorporate celery juice into your diet, but building up to 16 ounces over time is important.
When celery juice travels through the body, the first thing it passes through is the mouth, where there are countless bacteria, even after brushing your teeth. Because celery juice is anti-bacterial, it starts fighting these bacteria. Celery juice contains undiscovered sodium cluster salts that fight staph, strep, and other varieties of bacteria and acids that live in the mouth. They strip bacteria of its membranes and neutralize acids before traveling onto the esophagus. Table salt, sea salt, or pink Himalayan salt won’t have the same effect. Not all salts are created equal. The sodium subgroup in celery juice is special and offers unique healing and detoxifying benefits. Our esophagi have different levels of ammonia deposits, as well as other bacteria and acids that have been sitting in the esophagus for years. Again, celery juice works on these to clear your esophagus of toxins.
As celery juice travels to the stomach, it encounters more ammonia, toxic acids, and bacteria like H. pylori. Debris from years of poor eating habits builds up on a ledge right before the duodenum, collecting undigested proteins and fats and stretching the stomach. This sludge, as I like to call it, sits on that ledge year after year. As I share in Medical Medium Celery Juice, celery juice has the ability to neutralize all of that as it passes through the body. This doesn’t happen in just one day, though, which means that it’s not only about drinking enough celery juice (16 ounces), but also about drinking celery juice consistently. The stomach is yet another part of the body where the sodium cluster salts eat away at that sludge. Added to that, there are glands in the stomach that produce gastric acid and hydrochloric acid, both essential to good digestion. Celery juice not only cleanses the stomach but also rejuvenates tired gastric glands—another reason you need more than just four or six ounces.
Once in the duodenum, the sodium cluster salts and other healing properties celery juice offers work toward balancing your pH levels. Balancing your pH matters because everyone is dealing with some acidity, and it’s important to do what you can to bring your body back to a healthy alkaline state. What’s more, there are bacteria in the duodenum such as E.coli, strep, and staph, plus fungus and a host of other invaders that medical research and science have yet to discover. We have good bacteria, too, but what research and science also doesn’t know is that celery juice feeds good bacteria. It is better than any prebiotic on the market. And, when the undiscovered sodium cluster salts in celery juice destroy bad bacteria, the dead bad bacteria also become food for good bacteria.
The Small Intestine
When your 16 ounces of celery juice finally makes it to the intestinal tract there is still so much work to be done. In the small intestine, it will encounter a thick lining of mucus containing more bottom feeders like strep and E.coli, as well as hardened and rancid fats that have built up over the years. These fats often can’t be broken up because of the weakened bile reserves and sluggish livers almost everyone today is dealing with. Foods that are not digested properly leave behind fats and proteins that stick to the sides of our intestinal walls. These reserves harbor disease-causing pathogens that may not affect you when you are 22 or 25 years old, but could really cause health problems for you as you start to get older. You can read Medical Medium Celery Juice to understand just how many symptoms and conditions—that are often labeled autoimmune, genetic or simply misunderstood—are caused by pathogens. Celery juice slowly dismantles this buildup.
Throughout our body we also have excess amounts of adrenaline, whether from stress, fear, constantly juggling the to-do list, or even too much strenuous exercise. This adrenaline is toxic to the liver and the brain. Celery juice fights off this adrenaline within the intestinal tract by binding to it and carrying it out of the body. When celery juice passes through the intestinal tract it then has to find its way to the bloodstream in order to get to your organs—think liver, brain, and gallbladder.
The nutrients in celery juice reach the liver through the hepatic portal vein. It is important to note here that almost everyone has liver issues. Even if you are just experiencing one small symptom, it still can be traced back to the liver. Celery juice has to cleanse the liver of pesticides and toxic heavy metals like cadmium, nickel, and copper, as well as the bacteria and viruses that feed off of them, and perform all of its other undiscovered functions, which I address in detail in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease. If you are drinking under 16 ounces, your celery juice just won’t reach all of these areas of the body where there is a buildup of bacteria, viruses and other troublemakers.
Celery juice is also helpful for gallstones and gallbladder health overall. I share what causes gallstones and what impacts gallbladder health in detail in Medical Medium Celery Juice. The sodium cluster salts in celery juice help by restoring bile production, and as bile production increases, it works on breaking down old, rancid fats and proteins and killing off bacteria and viruses that pollute the gallbladder. If it is not cleansed of gallstones and bacteria for starters, the gallbladder can start weighing more and more, putting pressure on other organs and causing additional symptoms.
Apart from traveling via the hepatic portal highway, celery juice also dissolves through the intestinal tract lining to reach the bloodstream and move to the brain. Once there, sodium cluster salts help alleviate brain fog and improve focus. This has an impact on both your emotional and mental health. The reason for this is that sodium cluster salts are essentially complete electrolytes that bring neurotransmitter chemicals back to life. The result is improved focus, clarity, concentration, the neutralization of toxic heavy metals that cause or contribute to a huge number of neurological and other health issues, and the removal of toxins.
This is just some of the ways celery juice works in the body and some of the places it goes to. For a full explanation, it’s important to read Medical Medium Celery Juice.
Important Guidance for Drinking Celery Juice
How you drink your celery juice matters as it will have a direct impact on how effective it is as an herbal medicine to help you and your loved ones with your health. When you are drinking your celery juice, don’t mix anything with it. This includes lemon juice! It’s important to drink it plain. Collagen and apple cider vinegar don’t belong in your celery juice either. These are trends that people are pushing to make money. When these other elements are added to celery juice, they actually prevent celery juice from working properly. What you want is the pure herbal tonic.
You also don’t want the fiber in your celery juice Celery sticks are not the same as drinking celery juice without the fiber. There is nothing wrong with celery sticks—you can add them to your salads or your smoothies, but the medicine to fight against lupus, fibromyalgia, vertigo, hyperthyroidism, weight gain, tingles, numbness, psoriasis, vitiligo, brain fog, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, acid reflux, and bloating, to name a few, comes when you drink juiced celery.
Another tip that can help is if you had a high fat dinner—perhaps chicken, soy, nuts and seeds, fried foods, or dessert—you can increase your celery juice intake the next day to help tackle that extra fat in the bloodstream. As soon as you take your first sip of celery juice, you are changing your body chemistry. At this point you might be wondering if 16 ounces is even enough. Perhaps 24 ounces sounds better. I often drink 32 ounces, but what is important to do the best you can and aim to have it daily as much as possible. If you are struggling with the flavor of celery juice, build up your intake slowly. If you need a break one day, take a break and come back to it the next day. Over time your taste buds will adjust and as more toxins are eliminated from your body, the taste of celery juice may become more pleasant to you. I’m so proud of you for doing the work to make and drink your celery juice.
Celery juice can help you strengthen whatever dietary and health practices you are committed to. Freshly juiced celery is best, but if you are buying celery juice at the store, watch out for HPP in pre-bottled juices. This allows them a longer shelf life, but they can’t do a fraction of what fresh celery juice can do. For many more of these tips, check out Medical Medium Celery Juice. I have made it thorough and comprehensive so your questions are answered and you know exactly what’s behind so many symptoms and conditions and how celery juice can help you. Please take this advanced medical information and use it. Celery juice is a preventative tool. The idea is to heal and to move forward, to get yourself and your loved ones better. Celery juice is here for you and anyone who has a symptom or condition or wants to take care of their health for the future.
This item posted: 12-May-2019 - Disclaimer
There are a lot of types of fasts being promoted right now, like water fasting, dry fasting, juice fasting, intermittent fasting and more. But with so many different beliefs and theories being promoted, there’s also a lot of confusion.
When fasting is done right, it can be a very helpful healing tool, but so often the way it’s done prevents true healing. So I want to offer some guidance and make sure you understand the safest way to fast for your constitution and circumstances.
Before we move into the details of different fasts, it’s important to understand how your body—and especially your liver—works. Read Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease for advanced healing information that explains the liver’s role in detoxification and health in far more detail than an article can. The book is an important foundation for anyone looking to cleanse, fast or invest in their health.
What Fasting Means For Your Liver
Your liver is an intelligent and powerful organ. It has a critical job of processing and disarming the many toxins we inherit and encounter in our modern world: toxic heavy metals, undiscovered strains of viruses and bacteria, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, solvents, plastics, pesticides, everyday household chemicals and more.
Your liver works to capture those toxins and hold onto them in order to keep them from floating around in your bloodstream and harming your heart, brain, central nervous system and other organs. When the circumstances are right and your liver is able to detoxify, it releases these toxins so they can be eliminated ideally through your urine and bowel movements.
In Liver Rescue I talk about how the liver doesn’t like to be pushed. It’s like a child standing on the diving board for the first time working up the courage to jump when she’s ready. If someone sneaks up and suddenly pushes that child from behind, trust is broken. And, she’s going to be more wary about getting back up on that board to jump again.
The same thing happens to your liver if it’s pushed into detoxifying through an unsafe or harsh fast. An inappropriate fast forces your liver to release too many toxins at once. When the toxins flood the bloodstream, the kidneys and bowel can still only eliminate a small portion at a time. The rest floats around in the bloodstream.
This sudden barrage of poison in the bloodstream causes two kinds of problems. First, the toxins can wreak havoc on your pancreas, spleen, nervous system, brain and heart. Second, the spillover puts your liver in a state of alarm, so the organ works on overdrive trying to gather up and seal in the toxins once more. It’s exhausting to your liver, which makes it harder for it to heal later and potentially more reluctant to release toxins in the future. After all, like the child who was pushed off the diving board and now fears jumping off, the liver that was pushed might hold tighter to the toxins in the future (which means the liver itself becomes increasingly toxic).
When Not to Fast
One important thing to know about fasting is that doing it right takes preparation. If your liver is really toxic, it’s not the time to do a fast. If you’ve been eating a standard American diet, a lot of animal products, or a high fat, high protein diet, or if you haven’t been eating many fruits and vegetables, it’s not a good idea to do a fast. Even if you’ve been eating a clean diet for a long time but you’ve inherited poisons or been exposed to a lot of chemicals or pathogens, it’s also best to not jump into a fast right away.
Fasting should also be avoided by people who have a weaker or sensitive constitution, which is the result of an overload of pathogens and toxins in the body (see Liver Rescue for more information), and by people who have nervous system problems, adrenal issues or a heart that isn’t that strong.
In all of these cases, instead of doing something intense like a fast, you’re much better off making continual, gradual changes. This way, your liver can safely and continually flush out toxins. With time, you’ll clean things up to the point where you’re ready to consider a fast.
Where to Begin for Safe Cleansing
A great place to start is by drinking lemon water upon waking and then 30 minutes later drinking 16 ounces of straight celery juice. Start avoiding the foods that feed pathogens, including gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn and canola oil. It’s also important to avoid pork. Anyone who wants to cleanse and heal can help their body by lowering their fat intake, whether it comes from healthy or unhealthy sources (although the unhealthy sources are best to reduce or eliminate first.) The lower your fat intake, the easier your liver can detoxify and heal and the more prepared you will be to do a smartly designed fast when the time comes.
If you don’t think you eat much fat, consider how much protein you consume. Protein-rich foods such as eggs, beef, chicken, soy products, nuts, and others are inherently high in fat also. Continually eat better and better, so your liver can adapt to the changes over time.
After you’ve cleaned up your diet with these suggestions, then you’ll be at a point where you can consider the 28-day cleanse I describe in my book Medical Medium, or the 90-day cleanse in Thyroid Healing, or the Liver 3:6:9 Cleanse from Liver Rescue. All of these cleanses are designed to work perfectly in harmony with the body’s needs, not to push the liver in an unproductive and harmful way like most cleanses and diets out there, and are based on plenty of delicious foods to still give your body the nourishment it needs to heal.
At some point, your body will be cleared out enough and nutritionally fortified enough that you can try a fast. For some people, it may even take a year or two of drinking celery juice and following my food guidance or cleanses to get to the point where you’re ready. At that time, here’s what you need to know:
Water fasting is what it sounds like—it means you ingest water only, and no food. Short term water fasting is a helpful tool for some people in some circumstances. But it is definitely not for people who haven’t gotten to a point where their bodies are already pretty well cleaned out and who have healthy levels of nutrients in their bodies.
At that point, if you want to water fast, it should typically only be done for one to two days. It’s critical you stay well hydrated and drink plenty of water during that time. It’s also really important to stay home, get lots of rest and take it easy during a water fast. Weekends are a good time to try it. Driving around or doing physical work is not safe. When you’re water fasting, you can suddenly get a dizzy spell, experience a big blood sugar drop or feel weak.
The other thing to know is that people can easily become addicted to water fasting. Once they go two or three days, sometimes they don’t want to stop. They want to do four days and then five and it can become hard to break the addiction. On a water fast, people can sometimes experience moments of clarity and euphoria because of the adrenaline that’s released during water fasting so they want to keep going. Be careful. It’s better to do water fasts periodically—even once a month if you wish—but only for a couple days versus doing a longer water fast.
Unfortunately, a lot of people try a water fast because they’re sick. They’ve often been sick for a while, are nutritionally deficient as a result and have viruses in their system (learn more about the many undiscovered strains of viruses that cause hundreds of different illnesses and symptoms, including autoimmune conditions, in Thyroid Healing and Medical Medium).
Under these conditions (or for people who try to water fast too long), the fast weakens the immune system. That allows the viruses that made people sick in the first place to proliferate, so people end up getting sicker as a result. Many people who fast, including fasting experts, don’t understand what’s really happening, and they mistakenly attribute the illness surge as a sign of detoxification.
People who have neurological problems should definitely stay away from water fasts. It’s too hard on the central nervous system and can weaken it greatly. That means water fasting is not for you if you experience issues like anxiety, depression, headaches, migraines, chronic fatigue, restless legs syndrome, fibromyalgia, back pain, ringing in the ears, tremors, twitches, bad nerve pain or burning sensations. People who have neurological issues also typically take longer, maybe a couple of weeks, to recover from a water fast.
If you’re interested in water fasting, I recommend reading Liver Rescue before you get started. It’ll give you a great background on what’s happening in your body and what you need to do to cleanse and prepare your body so you can fast safely when the time is right.
Here’s what you need to know about dry fasting: Never do it. Ever. Dry fasting is when you don’t eat or drink anything, not even water. This is traumatizing and harmful to your body and brain. It fills your bloodstream with so many poisons you can nearly go into sepsis. The toxins spill out of the liver but they don’t get flushed out of the body. Dry fasting is incredibly destructive for your liver, kidneys, nervous system and brain—it actually kills brain cells.
Juice fasting, which is when you only consume juice, can be a good choice. But again, as with water fasting, you need to be prepared. You need to have spent enough time drinking daily celery juice and lemon water, eliminating the foods that feed pathogens, lowering your fat and animal product intake and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. These steps will get your body cleansing on their own. Then, as I mentioned earlier, you can try the Liver 3:6:9 Cleanse from Liver Rescue and/or the 28-day cleanse I describe in Medical Medium. These cleanses are safe and effective and can even become your permanent way of life if you wish.
Then you may be ready for a juice fast. But take it easy—don’t jump into a long-term juice fast. It can put too much pressure on your liver. It’s also important that you don’t drink only green juices (like kale, spinach and celery) that lack carbohydrates. One reason you need to include some carbohydrates is to slow down your cleanse. And again the purpose of that is so that your liver doesn’t get forced into dumping too much poison into your bloodstream at once. Also, the fruits you would include as part of your juices contain important nutrients that will nourish your body and also support your adrenals as you cleanse.
Include at least one of the following carbohydrates in at least one juice per day: apples, cucumbers, pears, oranges and watermelon. Including these carbohydrates also protects your brain because it needs the glucose, or natural sugar, from these fruits to keep from getting injured during a fast.
Intermittent fasting is when you limit the number of hours you eat over a day, usually by waiting to eat until later in the day. I support this for certain people for a period of time in some circumstances. Some people feel like it’s not helpful to eat right away in the morning because their digestive system can’t handle it yet. In this case, I recommend people drink lemon water (with some raw honey if possible) and even celery juice if they can in the morning and then wait until maybe 11 a.m. for their first snack. Or, some people can go a little while longer if it feels right. Then later in the afternoon and in the evening they eat their meals.
This can be a helpful method for people who have an inflamed intestinal tract or hypersensitive nerves in the lining of their stomach, duodenum and small intestinal tract. For these people, any time they eat, it rubs and hurts. They may feel better if they wait half a day to eat, and it gives their digestive tract a rest. If that’s you and it feels better, you can try intermittent fasting for a while. Just remember it’s not a long-term way to eat. Rather, it’s something you may need to do for a month or for six months or so but it’s then important to return to eating frequently so you can properly care for and give your adrenals, brain, liver and the rest of the body the critical glucose they need.
You can read more about why it’s important to eat frequently in the Adrenal Fatigue article on the blog. To give your body the best support possible, consider grazing on snacks like these Adrenals snacks every two hours. Eating something every couple or few hours is especially helpful for people who have issues with their adrenals, blood sugar, nervous system or liver.
Moving Forward in Health
I highly recommend you check out Liver Rescue before doing any fasts so you can get more guidance on doing it safely. This will protect you for the long haul and help you heal. Sometimes people who have done a fast that didn’t truly serve their body in the past “hit the wall” in terms of their health and mental clarity years later because their brain runs out of glycogen storage (which an unhealthy fast dramatically accelerates). In these cases they usually don’t even know what they lost by doing the fast, and they never restored themselves afterward. Trying to “fast-track” your health with a fast usually backfires.
One other red flag to watch out for is fasting programs that include herbs and tinctures that have alcohol in them. Any kind of alcohol kills the beneficial internal bacteria and microorganisms in your gut. If a program sells products with alcohol, it’s important to avoid it.
Another piece of information that’s missing from many fasts is the importance of proper recovery. It’s so critical for your health and healing that you take the time to build yourself back up afterward. This is something I cover more in Liver Rescue as well, but one of the best ways to recover is to continue drinking a lot of straight celery juice every day. This will protect and restore your brain, liver and entire body. Take your time as you ease back into eating. Stick with fresh fruits, leafy greens and vegetables and their juices for a period until you feel you have adjusted back to consuming solid food. This could be a good time to do another round of the 28-day cleanse in Medical Medium.
I hope this information helps you to know whether fasting is right for you at this time and to make the best decision for your health.
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