Raw spinach is the ideal vital food for the digestive tract, cleansing and healing both the small and large intestine (colon) and the lower bowel, one of the best raw juices for reconstructing and regenerating the intestinal area.
Constipated? No problem, drink spinach and carrot juice to relieve constipation. The juice has strong alkaline effects and detoxifying properties. According to Dr. N.W. Walker (pioneer of juicing) “Raw spinach juice properly prepared taken at the rate of about one pint daily, has often corrected the most aggravated case of constipation within a few days or week…. Bleeding gums, spinach and carrot juice has been effective at preventing pyorrhea”.
When I was battling cancer, my primary juice was spinach and carrot. I witnessed the healing effects of juicing when my tumor began to shrink before my surgery. As I have stated in my previous blog post, my tumor was visible, I could see and feel the mass poking out from beneath the fold of my right breast. After a few weeks of consuming the raw juice, I began to feel a difference in the size of the mass. During Pre-Op, my doctor said to me, “I think your tumor is shrinking”. May I tell you, that was music to my ears? At that moment, he unknowingly validated the healing properties of juicing. Keep in mind, my results were fast acting because I consumed 64 ozs of juice daily 4-5 days a week. On my alternated days I would consume mixed berry smoothies made with organic apple juice to continue the cleansing of my colon and alkaline my system.
Spinach is excellent for beautifying your hair, skin and nails. During my radiation treatment, my hairstylist would compliment me on my hair. I could not see what she was seeing but I was happy she noticed the healthy condition of my hair. That was unbelievable! The area of my breast treated with radiation did not blister or have any skin eruptions. My only skin problem was that the area being treated with radiation was very dark and it would feel hot from the treatment. Immediately following my treatments, I would soothe my skin with pure essential lavender oil to relieve the heat discomfort. Lavender is ideal for severe skin burns. Interestingly, my radiation therapists were always complimenting my skin; they thought the results were unusual. I contributed their reaction to my skin with having the raw juice diet and administering lavender to the treated area.
When you raw juice, you must eliminate the toxins through your bowels and colonics is the best method. I would go frequently for colonics to release the toxins from the radiation. We will discuss the benefits of colonics in the future. Enjoy raw spinach juice today; drink up to a healthier you!! Enjoy~
Sources: Dr. N.W Walker D. Sc, Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices; The Enyclopedia of Healing Foods