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Tom Robbins jokes
in "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" that ¡°human beings were invented by
water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another¡±.
And indeed, a large percentage of our bodies is
and water, including that contained in fruit and vegetables, is The
primordial element of life. Some (often successful) therapies for
cancer and degenerative disease such as the Gerson therapy hinge or
at least heavily lean upon the use of juicers to allow the
liberal consumption of freshly squeezed vegetables and fruits.
¡°... [N]ot only was my cancer gone, but so were all my other physical problems. These included high blood pressure, severe sinus and allergy problems, hemorrhoids, hypoglycemia, fatigue, pimples... even body odor and dandruff!"
George Malkmus writes that ¡°... Our body is a living organism made up of living cells, and living cells require living food (raw food) to function properly ... the fastest way to restore the body to wellness is not through the eating of raw food alone, but also by consuming large quantities of raw, freshly-extracted vegetable juices. The juices do not heal. But what they do is provide the body with concentrated building materials so the body can heal itself. The first part of the body that will restore when given the proper nutrients is the immune system. As the immune system restores, then it seeks out the trouble spots throughout the body and starts to heal them. And it doesn't matter what the symptoms are, the body is self-healing when we stop the offense and provide the body cells with the proper building materials".
* According to Dr. Raymond A. Shamberger¡¯s ¡°Study on role Vitamin A plays in building the Body¡¯s Defense system¡± (Dept. of Biochemistry, the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio), ¡°Vitamin A is one of the most important aids to the body¡¯s defense system fighting and preventing cancer. When subjected to carcinogens, this vitamin has a remarkable ability to inhibit the introduction and/or retard the growth of both malignant and non-malignant tumors.¡± Carrots offer an abundace of carotene, the Vitamin A precursor which the body converts into Vitamin A in the presence of some fat, ¡°The juice should be taken 15-30 minutes before your vegetable meal.¡± (cancernaturalcure.com)
While carrots seem to have great nutritional value, they also have a high glycemic index and might be best and most advantageously juiced in combination with greens. And unconfirmed voices add the warning to ¡°make absolutely sure that any veggie is organic, especially carrots¡± since ¡°buying non-organic root vegetables is a very bad idea. Root vegetables are known as ¡®soil cleansers¡¯ which means that they take up the contaminants in the soil. That's why there are high amounts of pesticides and other contaminants in potatoes, carrots, turnips, etc -- and other root crops.¡±