Posted March 20, 2013. By Camille St. Claire This is for my dear E!
The Juicer vs. The Blender
I get asked so often by people with Lyme disease about whether it is better to use a high quality juicer, like the Angel, http://lymesymptoms.com/lyme-diet/ or just put everything in the blender (the one I like is the Blendtec, although Vitamix is good too). Here is the difference: With the juicer you are getting just the phytonutrients from the produce, not the fiber. In a high quality juicer where there is low friction and low to no heat, these phytonutrients will be preserved and subsequently absorbed rapidly into your bloodstream. If you are using a lower quality, cheaper juicer, the phytonutrients are oxidized quickly and your juice will not be as beneficial.
When you drink the cold pressed juice on an empty stomach it is like getting an IV infusion of vitamins and minerals. Because there is no fiber in the juice, the phytonutrients pass right into the bloodstream. It takes about 10 minutes for full absorption.
When I had Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms, I started each morning with a cold pressed juice on an empty stomach. That juice always had a lot of garlic. Yeah, I know, hard core. But don’t forget, I was very serious about my recovery from Lyme disease.
If you are really struggling with Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms, it may be difficult for you to eat and therefore impossible for your stomach to process all the fiber that would go along with all the produce you put in the juicer. By using the juicer instead of the blender, you can essentially bypass the digestive system and get all these powerhouse immune supporting elements into your system which is so beleaguered by Lyme disease. And even if you are as healthy as a horse, your immune system will benefit tremendously by juicing!
Though I am 100% recovered from Lyme disease and have been for quite some time now, I still often start the day with a tall glass of green cold pressed juice, on an empty stomach.
So when to use the blender? Later in the day you can blend up a protein drink or something and add some spinach or romaine or whatever fruit you want (remember if you are still dealing with the Lyme disease, watch the sugar intake). And of course it’s good to have raw salads and greens during the day.
So the answer is, use both! Use the juicer and use the blender at different points in the day. But again, if you are still sick with Lyme disease and dealing with Lyme symptoms, prioritize the juicer so you can quickly get those phytonutrients into your system. Start strengthening up your immune function right away! This is an oft used and successful supplemental method for fighting cancer. Juicing can be very powerful.
Drink your juice immediately after jucing, then clean your machine! Lyme disease does not have to be a life sentence!
PS I’m starting a weekly newsletter for those interested in full recovery. I’m going to share tips and ideas to get you to 100% Recovery from Lyme disease. Sign up if you’re interested!
To your good health! BeRelentless!