|Raw Juice Therapy
Raw juice therapy is a method of treatment of disease through an exclusive diet
of juices of fruits and vegetables. It is also known as juice fasting. It is the
most effective way to restore health and rejuvenate the body.
During raw juice therapy, the eliminative and cleansing capacity of the organs
of elimination, namely lungs, liver, kidneys and the skin, is greatly increased
and masses of accumulated metabolic waste and toxins are quickly eliminated. It
affords a physiological rest to the digestive and assimilative organs. After the
juice fasting or raw juice therapy, the digestion of food and the utilisation of
nutrients is vastly improved.
An exclusive diet of raw juices of fruits and vegetables results in much faster
recovery from diseases and more effective cleansing and regeneration of the
tissues than the fasting on pure water. Dr. Ragnar Berg, a world-renowned
authority on nutrition and biochemistry observes : "During fasting the body
burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this
cleansing process by drinking alkaline juices instead of water while fasting. I
have supervised many fasts and made extensive examinations and tests of fasting
patients, and I am convinced that drinking alkali-forming fruit and vegetable
juices, instead of water, during fasting will increase the healing effect of
fasting. Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated.
And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart. Juice fasting is, therefore, the
best form of fasting. "
As juices are extracted from plants and fruits, they process definite medicinal
properties. Specific juices are beneficial in specific conditions. Besides
specific medicinal virtues, raw fruit and vegetable juices have an extraordinary
revitalising and rejuvenate effect on all the organs, glands and functions of
The favourable effect of raw juices in the treatment of disease is attributed to
the following facts :
Raw juices of fruits and vegetables are extremely rich in vitamins, minerals,
trace elements, enzymes and natural sugars. They exercise beneficial effect in
normalising all the body functions. They supply needed elements for the body’s
own healing activity and cell regeneration, thereby speeding the recovery.
The juices extracted from raw fruits and vegetables require no digestion and
almost all their vital nutrients are assimilated directly in the bloodstream.
Raw juices are extremely rich in alkaline elements. This is highly beneficial in
normalising acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues as there is
over-acidity in most conditions of ill-health.
Generous amounts of easily assimilable organic minerals in raw juices especially
calcium, potassium and silicon help in restoring biochemical and mineral balance
in the tissues and cells, thereby preventing premature ageing of cells and
Raw juices contain certain natural medicines, vegetal hormones and antibiotics.
For instance, string beans are said to contain insulin-like substance. Certain
hormones needed by the pancreas to produce insulin are present in cucumber and
onion juices. Fresh juices of garlic , onions, radish and tomatoes contain
Certain precautions are, however, necessary in adopting an exclusive diet of raw
juices. Firstly, all juices should be made fresh immediately before drinking.
Canned and frozen juices should not be used. It will be advisable that one
should have one’s own juicer for extracting fresh juices. Secondly, only fresh
ripe fruits and vegetables, preferably organically grown, should be used for
extraction of juices. Thirdly, only as much juice as needed for immediate
consumption should be extracted. Raw juices oxidise rapidly and lose their
medicinal value in storage, even under refrigeration. Fourthly, the quality of
the juices has a distinct bearing on the results obtained. In case of incomplete
extraction of juices, their effective power is proportionately reduced due to
the absence of the vitamins and enzymes which are left behind in fibre and the
pulp. Finally, if juices are too sweat they should be diluted in water on 50 :
50 basis or mixed with other less sweet juices. This is especially important in
some specific conditions such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, arthritis and high
Fruit and vegetable juices may be divided into six main types. These are : (i)
Juices from sweet fruits such as prunes and grapes. (ii) Juices from sub-acid
fruits like apple, plum, pear, peach, apricot and cherry, (iii) Juices from acid
fruits like orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry and pineapple. (iv) Juices
from vegetable fruits, namely, tomato and cucumber. (v) Juices from green leafy
vegetables like cabbage, celery, lettuce, spinach, parsley and watercress. (vi)
Juices from root vegetables like beetroot, carrot, onion, potato and radish.
Generally speaking, fruit juices stir up toxins and acids in the body, thereby
stimulating the eliminative processes. Vegetable juices, on the other hand,
soothe the jaded nerves and work in a much milder manner. They carry away toxic
matter in a gentle way. Owing to their differing actions fruit and vegetable
juices should not be used at the same time or mixed together.
It is desirable to use juices individually. In any case not more than three
juices should be used in any one mixture. The following broad rules apply when
using mixtures of juices :
Juices from sweet fruits may be combined with juices of sub-acid fruits, but not
with those of acid fruits, vegetable fruits or vegetables.
Juices from sub-acid fruits may be combined with juices of sweet fruits, or acid
fruits, but not with other juices.
Juices from acid fruits may be combined with those of sub-acid fruits or
vegetable fruits, but not with other juices.
Juices from vegetable fruits may be combined with those of acid fruits or of
green leafy vegetables, but not with other juices.
Juices from green leafy vegetables may be combined with those of vegetable
fruits or of the root vegetable, but not with other juices.
Juices from root vegetables may be combined with those of green leafy
vegetables, but not with other juices.
A proper selection of juices in treating a particular ailment is very essential.
Thus, for instance, juices of carrot, cucumber, cabbage and other vegetables are
very valuable in asthma, arthritis and skin disease, but juices of orange and
mosambi aggravate their symptoms by increasing the amount of mucus.
Treatment of Diseases
Some common ailments and fruit and vegetable juices found beneficial in their
treatment are mentioned below :
Acidity : Grapes, orange, mosambi, carrot and spinach.
Acne : Grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.
Allergies : Apricot, grapes, carrot, beet and spinach.
Arteriosclerosis : Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, celery, carrot, lettuce, and
Anaemia : Apricot, prune, strawberry, red grape, beet, celery, carrot and
Arthritis : Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber,
beet, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
Asthma : Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, carrot, radish and celery.
Bronchitis : Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, tomato, carrot, onion and
Bladder Ailments : Apple, apricot, lemon, cucumber, carrot, celery, parsley and
Colds : Lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion, celery and spinach.
Constipation : Apple, pear, grapes, lemon, carrot, beet, spinach and watercress.
Colitis : Apple, apricot, pear, peach, pineapple, papaya, carrot, beet, cucumber
Diabetes : Citrus fruits, carrot, celery, lettuce and spinach.
Diarrhoea : Papaya, lemon, pineapple, carrot and celery.
Eczema : Red grapes, carrot, spinach, cucumber and beet.
Epilepsy : Red grapes, figs, carrot, celery and spinach.
Eye Disorders : Apricot ,tomato, carrot, celery, parsley and spinach.
Gout : Red sour cherries, pineapple, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot, celery and
Halitosis : Apple, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, tomato, carrot, celery and
Headache : Grapes, lemon, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
Heart Disease : Red grapes, lemon, cucumber, carrot, beet and spinach.
High blood pressure : Grapes, orange, cucumber, carrot and beet.
Influenza : Apricot, orange, lemon , grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion and
Insomnia : Apple, grapes, lemon, lettuce , carrot and celery.
Jaundice : Lemon, grapes, pear, carrot, celery, spinach, beet and cucumber.
Kidney Disorders : Apple, orange, lemon, cucumber, cucumber, carrot, celery,
parsley and beet.
Liver ailments : Lemon, papaya, grapes, carrot, tomato, beet and cucumber.
Menstrual Disorders :Grapes, prunes, cherry, spinach, lettuce turnips and beet.
Menopausal Symptoms : Fruits and Vegetables in season.
Neuritis : Orange, pineapple, apple, carrot and beet.
Obesity : Lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet,
cabbage, lettuce, spinach and carrot.
Piles : Lemon, orange, papaya, pineapple, carrot, spinach, turnip and
Prostate Troubles : All fruit juices in season, carrot, asparagus, lettuce and
Psoriasis : Grapes, carrot, beet, and cucumber.
Rheumatism : Grapes, orange, lemon, grapefruit, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot
Stomach Ulcers : Apricot, grapes, cabbage and carrot.
Sinus Trouble : Apricot, lemon, tomato, carrot, onion and radish.
Sore Throat : Apricot, grapes, lemon, pineapple, prune, tomato, carrot and
Tonsilitis : Apricot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, spinach and
Varicose Veins : Grapes, orange, plum, tomato, beetroot carrot and watercress.
When on a raw juice therapy, the prescribed juice should be drunk every three
hours. One can thus take juices five to six times a day. A glass of water mixed
with lemon juice and 20 to 30 grams of honey may be taken first thing in the
morning on arising. Thereafter, the prescribed juice may be taken at
three-hourly intervals. The quantity of juice on each occasion may be 250 ml on
the first day. This quantity may be increased by 50 ml each succeeding day till
one takes 600 ml on each occasion. The juice diet can be continued for 30 to 40
days without any ill-effects. The patient should take adequate rest during the
raw juice therapy.
Raw juices act as a cleansing agent and start eliminating toxins and morbid
matter from the system immediately. This often results in symptoms such as pain
in the abdomen, diarrhoea, loss of weight, headache, fever, weakness,
sleeplessness and bad breath. These reactions, which are part of the cleansing
process, should not be suppressed by the use of drugs. They will cease when the
body is able to expel all toxins.
After the raw juice therapy, the return to normal balanced diet should be
gradual, and in stages. In the beginning, two juice meals may be replaced by
milk and fruits. Then gradually juice meals may be substituted by a
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on this page is
not in any way offered as prescription, diagnosis nor treatment for any disease,
illness, infirmity or physical condition. Any form of self-treatment or
alternative health program necessarily must involve an individual's acceptance
of some risk, and no one should assume otherwise.
Persons needing medical care should consult a doctor or physician before making
any health decision.
Kevin James Rogers
Nivek Nywnorb Sregor & Co Pty Ltd
Retsel Australia & GrainMaster Australian Whisper Mill Distributors
P.O. Box 712,
Dandenong, Vic 3175
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