Close-up of two glasses of juice, one light orange and one bloody orange, made following recipes from The Juice Lady

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 serving

    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:

    1 serving

    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 serving

    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.

  • Cholesterol-buster:

    1 serving

    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:

    2 servings

    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.

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  1. Thanks so much! Any suggestions for sinus/allergy issues?

    diane | 08.19.2013 | Reply
  2. Yes! Sinus juice would be great. I liked the migraine juice but my acupuncturist has me off spicy foods including ginger as it “creates more heat in the body” as apparently my insides are on fire, hence the sinus pain and pressure.

    Kimberly | 08.19.2013 | Reply
    • Hi Kimberly and Diane! While we’re not medical professionals, we do recommend the addition of local honey to your diet to fight allergies. As far as sinus issues go, ginger, lemon and cayenne are our top recommendations. If you are highly sensitive to heat-producing foods, try incorporating more leafy greens into your diet to ease inflammation! Wheatgrass is also a fantastic option – a true cure-all.

      The Chalkboard | 08.19.2013 | Reply
  3. These sound deelish! I was wondering if you had any suggestions on good juicing books that focus more on the nutrtion and health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Thanks!

  4. Just wondering how many calories are in a glass of these delicious looking juices.

    Bridget | 11.28.2013 | Reply
  5. Made the asthma helper today in my JuiceLady juicer – so good!

  6. is there any juice you recommend for endometriosis? also what are your thoughts on noni the fruit? thank you!

    carolina | 04.15.2016 | Reply
  7. would like to learn more about jucing

    william collins | 04.11.2017 | Reply

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