Greetings! In today’s class, we shall discuss juice, as a therapy.
Juice therapy can be a great blessing in certain cases, if properly used. Some cleansing procedures are somewhat severe and lower the energy. For those who need a cleansing program, the following is suggested, taken from the Madison Health Messenger, Madison College, Tenn., Vol. 4, No. 1.
Vitality Cleansing Regimen
Spring housecleaning for our physical bodies is just as advisable as for the homes in which we live. Some people do this by fasting and turning to the out-of-doors for a few days, while others who are unable to take this time from their work do it by following a cleansing diet procedure. Various cleansing diets have been found effective aids in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, sinusitis, catarrh, hay fever, eczema, constipation, colitis, ulcers of the digestive tract, and colds.
The splendid results obtained from this Vitality Cleansing Diet, which enables one to continue working, prompts us to promote it for those who are interested in a vitality cleansing regimen.
1. One 8-ounce glass of unsweetened, undiluted grape juice at night, before retiring. If any discomfort results, dilute the grape juice, using half water and half grape juice. If this is not satisfactory, heat the diluted grape juice and drink it hot. For those who cannot tolerate unsweetened grape juice, add a little honey. Prune juice may be used to substitute grape juice.
2. Upon arising in the morning, drink 4 ounces soy milk mixed with 4 ounces of carrot juice – total 8 ounces.
3. In two hours drink one 8-ounce glass of orange juice.
4. In two hours repeat the soy milk and carrot juice.
5. In two hours take one 8-ounce glass of tomato juice.
6. In two hours repeat the soy milk and carrot juice.
7. In two hours take one 8-ounce glass apple juice.
8. In two hours repeat the soy milk and carrot juice.
9. Before retiring, repeat the grape juice or prune juice, whichever has been effective as a laxative. This laxative drink at night may be continued as long as its effects are normal.
10. In the course of the day, one teaspoonful of honey may be added to each of the four soy milk and carrot juice feedings.
It is important that liquid food be taken at least every two hours. If the energy is not kept up to requirements, the amount of soy milk and carrot juice and honey may be increased. The other liquids should remain the same. This may be followed for several days or longer, as desired, after which vegetable soups, made of finely ground vegetables, and cream soups made of soy milk, should be the first food taken. Solid foods, such as whole wheat bread, raw carrots, spinach, etc., should be added gradually.
As solid foods are added, special attention should be given to the quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables used each day. Most people do not eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables. If the vegetable salads are eaten first, the chances are the more raw foods and less cooked foods will be eaten.
11. During the cleansing period, all animal foods are eliminated. Soy beans, soy bean products, wheat gluten, nuts, and the proteins of other vegetables and grains serve to provide the body with adequate protein for optimum nutrition.
12. Eliminate the use of all forms of tobacco.
13. Eliminate the use of all alcoholic beverages, the so-called pop drinking, tea, coffee, etc.
It will be observed that liquid food is taken every two hours, beginning with soy milk and carrot juice, alternating with fruit juices. The soy milk provides the vegetable protein, and the juices provide the necessary minerals and vitamins. The kinds of juices may be varied, as best suited to the individual; however, some orange juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, or tomato juice should be taken for the necessary amount of Vitamin C. Do not mix any other juices except carrot juice with the soy milk, as other juices may curdle the milk. It is permissible to drink other juices with the soy milk, but in this case the soy milk should be taken first, after which other juices may be taken.
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