The world of fresh juices offers a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. The trick is knowing which juices can best serve your needs. In this easy-to use guide, health experts Dr. Steven Bailey and Larry Trivieri, Jr. tell you everything you need to know to maximize the benefits and tastes of juice.
The book begins with a look at the history of juicing. It then examines the many components that make fresh juice truly good for you—good for weight loss and so much more. Next, it offers practical advice about the types of juices available, as well as buying and storing tips for produce. The second half of the book begins with an important chart that matches up common ailments with the most appropriate juices, followed by over 100 delicious juice recipes. Let Juice Alive introduce you to a world bursting with the incomparable tastes and benefits of fresh juice.
Larry Trivieri, Jr. is a professional writer in the field of holistic health. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers throughout the US, and he served as senior writer for the bestseller Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide.
Steven Bailey, ND, is an internationally recognized authority on juicing and therapeutic juice fasts. He lectures worldwide and is the author of more than 150 articles on natural health. The founder of The Northwest Naturopathic Clinic in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Bailey is also the author of The Fasting Diet and coauthor of Juicing Alive—Second Edition.
PART ONE: The Art of Juicing
1. Why Juice?
2. A History of Juicing Through the Ages
3. Powerful Nutrition
4. How to Juice
5. Juicing and Healthy Eating
6. Healthy Smoothies and Tonics
7. The Juicing Fast
8. Juicing and Beauty
PART TWO: Juice Recipes for Health Disorders
Juice Conversion Tables
About the Authors
It’s no secret that fresh fruits and vegetables are essential foods for achieving and maintaining good health. So much so, in fact, that today even the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute recommend at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day as a means of preventing cancer. This is noteworthy because both of these organizations for many years of their existence ignored the importance of a healthy diet in relationship to good health.
What is not as well known, however, is how potent the fresh-squeezed juice of fruits and vegetables can be as a valuable aid for improving and maintaining your health. Yet, fruit and vegetable juices have been used for centuries by healers because of their healing and medicinal properties. In fact, even the word chemical is related to juicing. It is derived from the Greek word chemia, which means “the juice of a plant.”
Preparing your own fresh fruit and vegetable juices is one of the easiest and most convenient methods you can use to take care of your health and the health of your loved ones. By making juicing a part of your daily health practice, you will be obtaining a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other vital nutrients that you body can quickly put to good use without the need for the energy expenditures necessary to digest food. You will also be helping your body to better cleanse and rejuvenate itself, while boosting your immunity and increasing your resistance to harmful microorganisms and environmental toxins.
Regularly drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices can also increase your stamina and vitality, since such juices are concentrates sources of energy that contain an abundance of life-giving nutrients. The energy benefits that juicing can provide are particularly helpful during times of fatigue, stress, and illness, since fresh juices, unlike foods, do not have to first be digested by the body before the nutrients they contain can be used. The process of digestion requires time and energy. Since fresh juices are virtually self-digesting, the energy that is normally used for digestion is freed up so that your body can use it to repair and maintain itself.
In addition, juicing makes it easier to obtain far greater concentrations of nutrients than fruits and vegetables contain in their solid state. This is because, during the juicing process, the juices that fruits and vegetables contain are separated from fruit and vegetable pulp. For example, it requires approximately 5 pounds of carrots in order to make 1 quart of fresh-squeezed carrot juice. Eating 5 pounds of carrots every day is hardly a realistic option for most people, whereas drinking a quart of carrot juice is realistic.
In this book, you will discover how and why incorporating fresh-squeezed juices into your daily lifestyle can enhance your overall health goals. The information we will share with you is based on over 25 years of clinical experience on the part of Dr. Steven Bailey, a leading naturopathic physician and an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic juicing and fasting. Dr. Bailey incorporates juicing as an integral part of his overall recommendation for nearly all of the patients he sees at his clinic in Portland, Oregon, and is himself an avid juicer with 40 years of personal experience.
In the chapters that follow, we will share with you the “fruits” of Dr. Bailey’s clinical and personal experience. In Part One, The Art of Juicing, you will discover:
- Why juicing is so important to good health
- A history of juicing
- How to juice
- How to select the healthiest fruits and vegetables for juicing
- How to select a juicer that provides the best results and is compatible to what you can afford to purchase
- How to properly conduct a juice fast and why juice fasting can be so beneficial to your health
- Delicious smoothies and tonics, including “the healthiest smoothie in the world”
- How juicing can enhance your appearance
- Healthy eating guidelines that can further improve your health
In Part Two, Juice Recipes for Health Disorders, you will learn the specific juice combinations that you can use to help resolve over 120 of the most common health disorders. You’ll find an alphabetical listing of conditions and afflictions, and the best juicing recipes to help prevent and/or heal those problems.
As you start to make use of the information we will be sharing with you, you will soon discover that juicing is not only easy to do, but it is also fun. And the results can be delicious! So, if you are ready to literally drink your way to improved health, turn the page and read on.