People with acute medical conditions and those striving for optimum health often turn to juicing to get the most out of nutrient-dense ingredients. You can easily supplement your diet with a glass of fresh juice, or even go on a longer “juice feasting” cleanse–obviously, we love Pressed Juicery’s 3 and 5 day versions!
Different combinations of ingredients can improve your mood, boost your energy or even help alleviate physical ailments. Cherie Calbom, clinical nutritionist and author of Juicing for Life, also known as “The Juice Lady” suggests these juice recipes for support in addressing the following specific ailments…
Curative juice recipes from The Juice Lady
- Arthritis helper:
1 handful flat-leaf parsley; 1 dark green lettuce leaf; 3 - 4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed; 2 stalks celery with leaves; a 2-inch chunk of ginger root; and 1 lemon, peeled if not organic.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce arthritic joint pain and help combat oxidative damage to joints.
- Asthma helper:
5 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed; 5 - 6 radishes with leaves; 1 green apple; 1/2 lemon, peeled if not organic. Serve chilled or room temperature.
Radish is a traditional asthma remedy.
- Headache helper:
1/2 ripe cantaloupe with seeds and rind removed; 1/2 cucumber, peeled if not organic; 1- or 2-inch chunk of ginger root, peeled.
Cantaloupe and ginger root have been shown to reduce platelet stickiness, which is related to migraine headaches.
4 medium-sized carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed; 2 ribs of celery, with leaves; 2 kale leaves; 1 green apple, such as a Granny Smith, or Pippin; 1-inch chunk of ginger root, scrubbed, or peeled if old.
Ginger root has been shown in numerous scientific studies to reduce inflammation. It’s inflammation that is implicated in heart disease. But if you are looking to lower your LDL, juice an apple with your ginger root. Apples contain antioxidants that help to halt oxidation of LDL. It is oxidized LDL that is most harmful.
- Adrenal booster:
1 handful of parsley; 1 dark green lettuce leaf; 4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed and ends trimmed; 2 tomatoes; 2 ribs of celery with leaves; a dash of hot sauce; a dash of Celtic sea salt.
The adrenal glands respond to stress; when they’re overworked and fatigued, you can experience mood swings and weight gain. Hot peppers and parsley are rich in vitamin C, and celery is a great source of natural sodium, both of which are very beneficial for the adrenal glands.