4.13.18

Water sticks, aka peanut butter vessels, aka the most boring part of a crudite platter, celery is more of a superfood than it lets on. Following a tip from the controversial, yet enigmatic intuitive healer, the Medical Medium, holistic wellness pro, Elissa Goodman drinks a cup of celery juice every morning to help detox, improve digestion and soak up all the anti-inflamatory glory. Have you tried this? Learn why we’re thinking of following suit and sipping down celery juice daily…

Most of my clients are shocked when they hear me refer to celery as a “superfood.” To most people, celery is a snack covered in peanut butter and fed to kids or the only thing left in your glass after a bloody Mary brunch. But in reality, celery is one of my favorite superfoods — it doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

Celery has so many incredible health benefits that are only magnified by juicing. I began drinking celery juice daily as part of the thyroid recovery regimen suggested to me by the medical medium, Anthony William. After just seven days, I immediately began to feel positive digestive effects, and as time went on, I truly began to feel my gut healing.

Not only is celery high in vitamins and minerals, but it is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and gut-friendly. So here’s why you should be sipping this unconventional green juice every morning.

Gut-boosting benefits:Gut health is such a hot topic right now… and for good reason! Your gut is connected to so many different aspects of your health, from your mood to your risk of disease. And while I’m a huge supporter of a daily probiotic regimen and can definitely join in on the fermented food craze, I’m always surprised about how often celery is overlooked as a gut healing food. It’s simple, it’s packed with nutrients, it’s cheap (!), but some of its biggest benefits stem from its ability to help those with low hydrochloric acid (HCL) levels and the related digestive issues.

Here’s the deal: HCL – otherwise known as stomach acid – helps to break down the foods you eat, specifically proteins. But when levels of HCL are low – which can happen if you have an autoimmune disease or are chronically stressed – you’ll experience some uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, acid reflux and even IBS. Essentially, your digestive system is thrown completely out of whack, and you aren’t able to fully digest your food or absorb some of the essential nutrients from the foods you’re eating. But here’s where the healing power of celery juice comes in. Celery contains some important minerals and mineral salts that can help boost digestion, absorption and utilization of the food you eat for the remainder of the day. Plus, when consumed regularly, celery juice can help to gradually increase and restore your stomach’s HCL levels.

The benefits of celery span way beyond just the gut. From the thyroid to the liver, celery can change your health for the better. Other reasons to drink celery juice:

Thyroid cleansing: According to Anthony William, the mineral salts in celery help to fight and cleanse the body of the Epstein-Barr virus, particularly in the thyroid. Celery can also help to boost production of important thyroid hormones in those with hypothyroidism.

Liver detoxification: Celery’s detoxifying properties work to remove bad bacteria, fungi, mold, viruses and other toxins from the liver; the phytonutrients found in the green stalks also can have a protective effect.

Heart healthy: Studies have shown that celery extract consumption can help to prevent stroke, lower blood pressure, and reduce plaque in arteries.

Nervous system support: Celery is a powerhouse for supporting the nervous system. It has a calming effect on the nervous system because of its detoxify properties. It also provides support through its ability to act as a blood purifier.

Anti-inflammatory: Celery contains luteolin, a potent flavonoid, that can act as an antioxidant and calm inflammation.

Celery juice should be consumed immediately upon waking up, on an empty stomach for maximum benefits. You may start to feel the positive changes in as little as seven days after starting your daily celery-juice habit, but you can continue drinking it for as long as you want. I always recommend choosing organic celery. You may want to start slowly with six to eight ounces and build up to 16 ounces from there.


Learn all about autoimmune disease management with Elissa’s guides: what to do after a Hashimoto’s diagnosis,  and how to lighten our daily toxic load.


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  1. Since a juicer is not affordable for me, can one just simply eat the celery and receive the same benefits?

    Lindsay | 04.13.2018 | Reply
    • You’ll benefit from eating celery, but juice is a concentrated form of the veggie so it’s not quite the same thing. Read our story on “juicing without a juicer”!

      The Chalkboard | 04.13.2018 | Reply
  2. Is celery juice sold in grocery stores?

    Jane Frey | 04.13.2018 | Reply
    • It’s not! But you could ask most juice bars to make this for you easily.

      The Chalkboard | 04.13.2018 | Reply
  3. I am shocked ( in a good way!!) that you are writing about the MM protocol, I have been on the protocols for 5 months and have experienced tremendous results! I got my life back, swear by it! Thanks for the article!!

    Susann Dempel | 04.13.2018 | Reply
  4. I have been drinking celery juice for almost 20 years first thing in the morning. My morning routine is celery juice plus carrot juice and around 7 pieces of dates

    Majid | 04.14.2018 | Reply
  5. I have been drinking warm lemon water for 8 months now. It sure has made a difference in my life!! I thought the taste would be bad, as I could never stand a slice of lemon in water. Guess what it was good from the start! I will not ever go with out it!!

    Lynne Gibb | 04.15.2018 | Reply
    • I also have my lemon water
      Every morning for a yr now, I’m feeling good as a 66 yr old woman
      After 2nd cup of coffe, the lemon water starts to sort of clean me out

      denise | 04.17.2018 | Reply
  6. I’ve read up on this and am so glad to see it here…reminds me to get going! I start each day w a litre of lemon water on an empty stomach. I’ve been doing this for years and am really happy w it…thoughts on doing the celery juice after?

    jen | 04.15.2018 | Reply
  7. after what time the juice is supposed to be taken

  8. I never thought to drink celery juice, it looks like it really does have some good benefits, I think I will definitely be trying this out soon.

  9. So most (or maybe all?) thryroid medications are to be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, then to wait an hour before consuming anything so the medicine gets full absorbed. Is it okay to drink this celery juice that much later in the morning to still have its impact on those with thyroid disease?

  10. Could you supply the link for your story ” juicing without a juicer”? Be intetested to see how this works.
    I agree that really effective juicers are expensive. I feel juicing celery or any other vegetable or fruit is really about getting nutrients into the body in sufficiently large amounts quickly as an aide to healing. Depending on how ill you really are, eating the right foods whole again, should be the real goal. We grow teeth for good reason -to initiate the digestive process where food is first introduced into the body, in the mouth where teeth chew food & saliva is mixed in to help with easier swallowing, all signalling for the release of stomach acids to help that process & with absorption of nutrients. Eating the wrong foods has, in recent times, led to a variety of problems & reduced or annhilated the efficacy of stomach acids. Good health, we often read these days, starts in the gut, but German naturopaths or alternative medicine practitioners have known that for decades.

    Michelle | 04.17.2018 | Reply


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