Juicing 101 or Just Juice Please...

Hosted by Sherry Blizzard
Group active since Sat, Jul 13, 2013

Raw juicing can save your life. The juice from raw vegetables and fruits have the power to reverse many health problems. In today's busy world, who has time to eat all those fruits and vegetables we are supposed to consume for optimum health? Juicing is the perfect answer.

Please share your knowledge, ideas and recipes here for raw fruit and vegetable juices.

Sherry Blizzard
Aug 8, 2015

Get in your veggies!

Juicing while I can. Freeze your leftovers in ice cube trays, transfer to zip lock baggies and you'll have veggie juice all year round. Mean Green Morning Juice

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 11, 2015

Wheat Free?

I love bread, I love pizza, pasta and almost anything that contains wheat. However, there a good number of people I work with who have gone gluten free and tell me how much better they feel. They have been wheat free for a year, several years and more. I am reading the book Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD and a lot of what he has to say makes perfectly good sense. I know this would require a huge mindshift on myself and family. Is anyone out there gluten or wheat free? How has it impacted your life? How do you deal with curve balls like potlucks and family dinners? My life has always revolved around cooking. How hard has it been to maintain this lifestyle? What recommendations would you make other than, "Get rid of everything that contains wheat in your house...i.e. all pastas, all bread, crackers, tortillas, even some salad dressings, cake mixes, croutons, bread crumbs and I can't even begin to name more.

I did this crazy thing 15 years ago and decided the way to go was Fat Free. Of course I followed the teachings of Susan Powder (remember the weird exercise guru with the blond flat top haircut that wrote that funny book dissing her ex)? I went through every shelf and cupboard in my house and disposed of everything that contained fat of any kind. I lived for a few years without fat and substituted fats with apple sauce, butter buds, olive oil was ok to keep and etc. I maintained a healthy weight, exercised regularly and then Atkins and South Beach came along and I allowed fat to come back into my diet.

Sorry for the long rant here....the point is, I a driven by fads. I know it! I want to hop on the newest bus and take it for a ride and when something else grabs my fancy, I abandon the bus and hop on the newer and, what I think to be improved bus.

With that said, I do have immediate family members who are critical diabetics. I see them grab for the snickers bar or the orange juice when their blood sugar soars through the roof. Yet I also know that the ADA recommends a diet high in Whole Grains and that Whole Grains are the WORST thing to put in your body to increase blood sugar levels. My family members truly believe that it is ok to have bread and butter with dinner, two slices of toast for breakfast or a sandwich made of two slices of bread. Heck, my mom even will eat cake or some other flour based yummy and willingly take an extra shot of insulin to adjust her blood sugar....blaming the problem on the sugar and not the wheat.

Weigh in your thoughts....all, both good and bad are welcome. The book say's that to be wheat free you must divorce yourself completely from any and all wheat and that you must replace that wheat with fresh fruits and vegetables such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes and etc. they leave off potatoes and say to limit oats. They also say to read the labels and do not ingest anything to do with high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweetners. The book says to stay away from snacky things like corn chips and etc....No DUH!!!

Earlier this week I RE-WATCHED the film, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" and had committed myself to going on a 30 day fruit and veggie juice fast to de-tox my body. Then, while reading the book, it became fairly clear to me that ingesting more micronutrients like Kale, Spinach, Apples and etc...and less macronutrients like bread, pasta, meat and etc...went hand in hand and made sense. I can't and won't every entirely give up my meat and cheese. The book doesn't advise that either. What it does say is that wheat is evil in every form.

What do you think?

Sabrina Nichols
Sep 6, 2013

Fat and Sick!

I watched it! All day today came up with "The Plan"....lol. Lately just been juicing here and there. I did stop eatn meat....but still eatn process food. Not good! My wight is up and down and I can't stand it. So Im committing to the 1st 10 days of nothing but fresh juice from my juicer. I know Im going to have really bad head ache. I drink a lot of coffee. I have a lot of stuff I'm going to print out tomorrow to put in my binder so I can follow a plan. Hopefully I can do a 30 day or even a 60 day. The truck driver did it! I think his weight was over 400. Wish me luck. I am starting it Sunday on my B-day! :)

Sabrina Nichols
Aug 1, 2013

E3 Live

I just started taken this last week..it's kinda pricey for me....about 36 bucks at my local health food store for a weeks worth. I got this for my older son who has a memory problem and learning disabilities. I did leave it in the ice box to long and it defrost the whole bottle and I wasn't going to let 36 bucks go down the drain ..lol So I shared it with my son and with in two DAYS I could feel and notice a huge difference. I am remembering things I didn't even know I forgot! LOL I know that sounds to go to be true just two days! But it is.And now I have more energy, my family tells me Im smiling more, I'm in a better mood and my face is looking younger. The women at the health food store had told me doctors come in her store and by this by the case full, and it helps restores memory. I don't know to much about it just that its a blue green algae and it is live.


Sabrina Nichols
Jul 22, 2013

Any one know about CT scan iodine?

Had a CT scan last week...and I told the doctors I think I have a prob with iodine, but never had this done before. And now Im still suffering from it.