"Drinking juices allows one to ingest massive amounts of nourishment in a short time."      --Charlotte Gerson

Drinking voluminous amounts of fresh fruit and vegetable juices will pull sodium from the tissues and infuse them with potassium. Juice from fresh fruit and vegetables also contain cell-cleansing enzymes, important when undergoing tumor necrosis or cancer treatments like radiation or chemotherapy. The enzymes in fresh juice will oxidize rapidly as they come in contact with oxygen. Therefore, it is recommended that juices be drank within the first fifteen minutes after juicing.

Juicers that remove the pulp are also removing the fiber from the fruit/vegetable. Fiber is also necessary in your diet since it feeds bacteria in the intestinal tract and also absorbs water and bile salts as it forms feces. Therefore, it important to EAT fresh fruits and vegetables even while you are juicing.

Bananas are heralded for having an excellent sodium-to-potassium ratio (1:440). However, bananas are also high in sugars and should be eaten in moderation, especially by patients who have active cancers.

Why is potassium so important?
Our cells are floating in a matrix that is high in sodium. Inside the cell walls, a healthy cell has a solution that is high in potassium and magnesium. If your body is deficient in potassium, the fluid in the cell could become saturated with sodium compromising this process. When sodium content inside a cell is high, the body tries to bind the sodium with water. This results in edema. In an attempt to reduce the swelling caused by edema, patients are often given diuretics, which unfortunately cause the body to loose more potassium. (At Oasis Hospital, a cancer treatment center in Mexico, a potassium solution is also given to many patients to reduce tissue damage often caused by edema.)

Potassium functions to help balance the acid/alkaline levels in the body. (1)Both potassium and magnesium behave as catalyst, activating the production of enzymes. Sodium and calcium are inhibitors of these processes. Therefore, it is important for the intracellular fluids of cells to contain potassium and magnesium in order for enzyme production to take place.

Green Juice (prescribed by Oasis Hospital for cancer)
1 leaf of chard
1 leaf cabbage
green pepper
2 green apples
3 leaves of lettuce
2 leaves of watercress
2 leaves of beet

(mmm good)

Types of juicers
Centriugal juicers are the most common juice extractors. Popular examples are listed below.

Models Approximate cost Attributes
Centrifugal Juicer - this type of juicer grinds the food against a grater and uses centrifugal force to send the excess pulp into a catch area.
Jack LaLanne $150 ($100 sale price)

Larger intake hole allows for whole apples.
Quiet motor.
Has external catch reservoir for pulp, can be lined with plastic bag for easy disposal.
Requires special tool to remove blade for washing.

Kenmore or Waring
(Look identical except one has a plastic juice catch, the other has a stainless steel one)

Good economical buy.
Tight fitting thing that pushes down the fruit/vegetable (sometimes it gets wedged when doing leafy vegetables and requires a little stregnth to unwedge.)

Juicman and Juiceman Jr. $50.- $90. I haven't used one yet
Blenders   - are not true juice extractors since the pulp remains in the liquified food. Good for making nutritios soups and drinks.
VitaMix   Does not remove pulp from juice. The bulk remains reducing the amount of juice one could ingest.
Grinder/Press Combination (also called triturator juice extractor)
Norwalk Juicer $800.-$2000.

Best quality of juice.
Expensive investment.

K & K  Company   I haven't used one yet.

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