|Fruit and vegetable juicing for good health
from the book....The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program by Ann Wigmore
Dr. Norman Walker, a centenarian health researcher, had been living primarily on fruit and vegetables for over 60 years, and died at the ripe old age of 106 years, while still agile and fully active.
He felt his longevity was due in large part to the liquid oxygen, enzymes and chlorophyll contained in fresh juices.
Chlorophyll is the "blood" of the plant. It is the protein in plant life that gives it its distinctive green or purple color. When compared to a molecule of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier in human blood, chlorophyll is almost identical. One of chlorohyllss more important functions is to oxygenate the blood stream, tests have shown that a high fat, high protein diet will reduce the oxygen supply in our blood.
We than develop symptoms of low energy, sluggish digestion, and metabolism.
Unable to digest, assimilate and eliminate thoroughly its old fuel, with a weakened immune system and reduced blood oxygen level, the body becomes ripe for cancer.
In his book, The Cause And Prevention Of Cancer, Dr. Otto Warburg, winner of a Nobel prize for physiology and medicine (1931) concluded that oxygen deprivation was a major cause of cancer and and that with a steady blood supply of oxygen to all the cells, cancer could be prevented indefinitely.
But without first eliminating causes of oxygen deprivation (such as smoking, high fat and high protein cooked foods, alcohol, drugs, poor breathing, and sedentary habits) any attempt to oxygenate the blood will fail, so we must put renewed oxygen into the blood stream to effect regeneration.
Breathing exercises, walking and diet are the safest ways to do this.
As for diet, all fresh raw vegetables, fruits, sprouts and greens, especially wheatgrass, have oxygen contained in the liquid. When we eat, or drink or juice and drink these foods, our blood supply of oxygen increases.
By taking a percentage of green foods and juices every day, especially wheatgrass, you can add vital nutrients such as minerals, enzymes, vitamins, oxygen, and protein to your blood. Wheatgrass is baby wheat, it can be grown at home and is fast becoming a highly effective way of eliminating internal waste from the body.
This cleansing allows the proper absorption of nutritious foods.
Pollution and processed and cooked foods have destroyed many of our digestive enzymes, which now can be supplemented by juicing, while at the same time providing concentrated selenium, which helps eliminate toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.
Most wheat allergies are due to the gluten found in the wheatberry, but wheatgrass is cut before the plant forms a grain (berry) and therefore has no gluten, and it becomes an excellent addition to the diet of a person with allergies.
Healthier blood can lead only to a healthier, more vital body, better able to with stand stress without injury.
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