How fortunate I feel to be alive and able to contribute to life in 2013. Yes!
Bill and I drove to the States to spend Christmas and enjoyed visiting with family more than ever before. It was a special time of sharing and being with my three sisters and nieces and nephews.
We took a hotel room with a kitchen to be able to prepare some of our food. And, of course, we ate lots of meals out. So returning to Edmonton, Bill and I decided it was time for a good cleansing. We are juicing for 3 or 4 days and Bill started with a gallbladder cleanse. We shared all the recipes we created at the end of this article along with the gallbladder cleanse instructions.
I knew cleansing would be good because of all the commercial food we ate on our trip. And I came home with a bit of sore throat and deep voice. I haven’t had a cold or flu for 3 or 4 years, so this was shocking. Addressing it immediately, it never developed into a cold and vanished within 2 days. And it was an obvious indication that the immune system could be strengthened. I knew a good cleansing would support my whole body. So I asked Bill about our doing a three-day juice cleanse together. He was eager to join me.
For juicing you want lots of organic veggies and fruits on hand. We bought kale, parsley, cilantro, celery, cucumber, carrots, beets, parsnips, Granny Smith apples and other green applies, pears, kiwi, lemon, lime and fresh ginger. These foods yield juice that is so delicious, so nourishing and deeply satisfying, I’m amazed we haven’t done this juice cleanse again and again.
The first day of juicing brought up lots of mucous. Also, it gave more mental clarity and higher energy. What could be better? Today, at the end of the cleanse, I feel in touch with the core strength of my body. The mental clarity is amazing and everything perceived is crisp and clear. There is heightened confidence in my abilities, and I notice excess pounds melting away. Yeah.
So, if you’re inspired, try the following recipes. Your body will thank you. We will continue juicing one meal a day to garner the extraordinary benefits.
1½ Granny Smith apples, remove core and seeds before juicing
4 stalks celery
½ bunch cilantro
Juice all and enjoy. This is delicious, cleansing and energizing.
4 medium carrots small golden beet
1 parsnip 1/2 bunch parsley
½ English cucumber 1/3 lemon
Juice all the ingredients, and you’ll relish the sweet, fresh, rich satisfaction this provides.
1 apple, remove seeds and core ½ kiwi
½ stalk broccoli 1 small golden beet
2 carrots 2 celery stalks
Large handful of sunflower sprouts slice of lime
GREEN AND CLEAN
2” piece fresh ginger 1/3 lemon
1 bunch kale ½ bunch parsley
2 green apples, remove core and seeds ½ English cucumber
This juice is very cleansing and purifying to the liver. Enjoy its kick.
4 celery 4 carrots
1/3 lemon ½ bunch parsley
1 pear, remove core and seeds
This provides a filling, exotic taste.
SWEET AND SOOTHING
1 Granny Smith apple, remove core and seeds
1 stalk broccoli, use the stem and the top parts as well
3 celery stalks
1 small beet
1/2” fresh ginger
This recipe makes a wonderful evening meal.
AWAKE AND GRATEFUL
1 large Granny Smith apple, remove core and seeds
1 stalk broccoli, use all of stalk and top parts
2 celery stalks
2 kiwi fruit, including peeling
Large handful of sunflower sprouts
½ bunch parsley
¼ lime, including peeling
This is a fresh morning drink that wakes you up. I found it the most filling of all the juices. Give it a try. Bill also loved it.
½ English cucumber ½ bunch parsley
2 large carrots ½ parsnip
½ golden beet ½ apple, any variety
Also, add a slice of lime or lemon or 1” piece fresh ginger vary the taste of this juice. This is a delicious happening.
LIVER, GALL BLADDER RENEWAL—From Paul Pitchford’s book, “Healing with Whole Foods.”
One can quickly purge the gall bladder of stones and sediment with a one-day ritual. The simplest and most effective way, according to Pitchford, is described in the following quote from his book:
“In the morning and throughout the day, eat only apples, preferably organic, as many as desired, but at least four or five. Apples of the green variety seem most effective, although all apples will help soften the stones. Water and herbal teas are also allowed.
At bedtime, warm up two-thirds of a cup of virgin olive oil to body temperature and mix in one-third cup of fresh lemon juice. Slowly sip the entire mixture, and then immediately go to bed, laying on the right side, with the right leg drawn up. In the morning all stones should pass in the stool.” Paul recommends you do this flush with the guidance of an experienced and qualified health practitioner. (So if you have a Naturopath or health practitioner, check in with them about this flush.) In Paul’s experience, this remedy has made gall-bladder operations unnecessary in thousands of likely candidates.
Both Bill and I use this flush every few years, and it’s always been easy on our bodies. This time around, Bill didn’t have stones, only sand and sediment were flushed out. This good news indicates he eats a healthy diet of whole, organic foods.
To your health,