We all know veggies are filled with life-giving vitamins, minerals and enzymes. So what happens when you take one of nature’s best foods, juice it, and drink a quick and highly absorbable and assimilated shot of these nutrients? Magic.
Fresh, raw vegetable juices contain the nutrient-hit that we are sorely missing.
These nutrients are absorbed by the body within 15 minutes of drinking the juice, without the body having to expel any energy. You can see how juicing is not only vital in healing and regaining health, but also maintaining health.
What’s so special about carrot juice?
Dr Norman Walker devoted his career to researching the benefits juicing, and invented the Norwalk juicer – the best juicer available that uses a two-step, grind and press method. His research reveals that carrot juice has the effect of nourishing and normalising the entire system. He also observed that the carrot juice molecule is analogous to that of the blood molecule.
It is the richest source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, an antioxidant, as well as vitamins B, C, D, E, G and K. And because it in pure liquid form, it is easily and quickly assimilated into the body. Carrot juice is also known to promote the appetite and aid in digestion. (1)
“One pint [500ml] of carrot juice, daily, has more constructive body value than 25 pounds of calcium tablets.” – Dr. Norman Walker
And remember, we now know calcium supplements and diary actually contribute to bone loss, so carrot juice is the perfect addition to the diet to help maintain strong bones.
Dr Norman Walker also said that nursing mothers should drink plenty of raw carrot juice, as it enhances the quality of their milk. It has also been noted that carrot juice can help build up and maintain the health of both the mother and expectant child during pregnancy.
Carrot juice helps to clean up the liver as it contains elements that sometimes lacking in diseased livers. A noticeable cleaning up can take place and material that was clogging the liver may start to dissolve.
Carrots are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as being cheap and easily accessible
One of the reasons I love carrot juice is that organic carrots are so easily accessible and inexpensive in bulk, making it easy affordable to drink vast amounts of carrot juice.
Ragnar-Berg says in Dr. Christopher’s “School of Natural Healing” about the carrot,
“They have some protein, are rich in carbohydrates, potassium, sodium and calcium, there is a high alkali excess, a trace of iodine and a good proportion of all vitamins. They constitute a powerful cleansing food. A large amount of carrot carbohydrate is one of the most effective means of changing the intestinal flora from a putrefactive to a non-putrefactive type.”
The Gerson therapy relies heavily on carrot juice and carrot + apple juice as part of the diet effective in treating cancer.
Carrot Juice Curing Cancer?
Dr. Gerson was using carrot juice and carrot apple juice to heal patients with cancer over 70 years ago, and science is now confirming what Dr. Gerson knew back then.
One study found that the bioactive chemicals in carrots may be helpful for the treatment of leukemia. (2)
A study by the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne found that a compound in carrots called falcarinol reduced the risk of cancer developing by a third. (3)
Dr Norman walker also states that raw carrot juice is a natural solvent for ulcerous and cancerous conditions.
There are countless stories of people using carrot juice to heal their cancer, and that’s before we even start delving into the amazing Gerson therapy healing stories. This woman cured her stage 4 cancer by juicing 5 pounds of carrots a day. This guy also cured his metastasized cancer tumors by drinking 5 pounds of carrots a day. At 90 years old, Charlotte Gerson (daughter of Max Gerson and author of Healing the Gerson Way) completely healing her broken pelvis in just 5 weeks drinking 8 – 10 carrot apple juices a day.
Here’s an anecdote from the father of American herbalism, Dr. John R. Christopher shared this in his newsletter, The Importance of Fresh Juices:
Snowbound and healthy
There is a little town in Idaho which had its main crop in carrots, and they did so well there that every farm was in carrots. This was still in the “horse and buggy days” and the area was quite isolated, so when fall came, the people would harvest the carrots and take them down to a larger town and trade for supplies as staples for the winter. But one particular winter they got snow-bound before they could take the carrots down, so they had raw carrots, fried carrots, grated carrots, juiced carrots, carrot salads. That is about all they lived on. And, you know, that was the first year in the history of that town that there was no sickness; not even a case of sniffles! Well, the next year, being pretty smart people, they didn’t take the chance of the repeat performance of getting snowbound again, so they hurried down early to get their usual dietary staples and, of course, they had their regular sickness, and they kept their local doctor happy by keeping him in business.
One of the best sources of Vitamin A
Think you might have a Vitamin A deficiency? Signs include dry or scaly skin, intestinal disorders, poor appetite, diarrhoea, and has also been linked to sterility as well as kidney and bladder stones. Carrot juice is one of the richest sources of Vitamin A.
The combination of carrot and apple takes it up a notch
Dr Gerson states “the malic acid (contained in the apples) mixed with the ground carrots helps to release the minerals from the carrots.”