Going Organic to battle the symptoms of IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
The problem with consuming commercially produced fruits and vegetables are the pesticides and chemicals sprayed on them by the farmers. Many medical and health experts believe these chemicals are at the root of most chronic diseases. Juicing is one way to ease digestion. However it is best to use organic fruits and veggies, even if organic does cost more, in the place of the commercially grown produce.
If you have no choice about which type of produce to buy, then there are ways to get around the chemicals and pesticides. One way to do it is to soak your produce in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and sea salt. This will purge the toxins. Use a small cap full of vinegar and only a little sea salt added to water. Soak for approximately 10 minutes or until you start to smell the water. This smell means the toxins have come off. Rinse your fruits and veggies in clean water and you’re ready to juice safely.
In order to cure or heal IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease or some other chronic illness, it is necessary to pay close attention to the signals given you by your body. This is especially true when juicing for health. For example, your body and stomach should be calm after drinking fresh juice. However, if you feel pain, bloating or discomfort, then chances are you juiced or ate something that is problematic for your body. Don’t stop juicing, just do this particular fruit or veggie in a smaller portion next time.
Bear in mind that fresh juices don’t stay fresh and must be consumed immediately or they lose their nutritional value. Your juice preparation should take no longer than 15-20 minutes from start to finish, because light as well as oxygen destroy the enzymes and nutrients that you need so desperately to heal your gastrointestinal tract. Don’t make batches at a time, juice only what you need, when you need it and no more.