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I have been juicing fresh fruits and vegetables for the past month or two. I have found it to give me alot more energy and help with my various stomach problems. I have GERD, IBS c/d, gas, bloating, indigestion, chronic pain, and so on. It hasn't gotten rid of my problems, but they aren't as big as they once were. I just bought a cheap juicer at Meijer's for $20 and it works fine. I couldn't see the point in spending all the money on an expensive one. The trick is to buy a good book, with good recipes. I bought "The Complete Book of Juicing", its has 150 recipes. But the important thing is that it tells you how much to use, how to prepare it, how it pick it out at the store(ripeness and what not),what vitamins and minerals and how much, you can look things up by the problem you want to fix or by the fruit and/or vegetables you want to use. I can really tell the difference from the weeks that I juice every day and the ones that I don't. Some important points that I have noticed for myself are not to by too much at once(try to plan out what you are going to make, so you don't waste money), to get all of the fresh enzymes(that you body needs and hasn't probably had in a very long time) you need to drink it right after you are done making it. I found it tastes better too if you have a few ice cubes or a cold glass to pour it in. Well if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
 

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Note that juicing is a fad. The rationale proposed for it does not agree with digestive physiology.
 
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So what flux maybe we like fads. I have a juicer and when I get ambitious enuf I make my own V-8 juice. YUMMY.
carrot juice with fuit juices is good too.
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TO FLUX:Thanks for your opinion, but you don't know everything. I never claimed it would help anyone. It has helped me some, so I thought I would share. It might not help anyone who reads it, but it worth a try for some. Most medications don't work worth a sh*t either. I'm not the type of person just to sit there and not do anything at all.
 
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Hi Griffen, No never tried juicing but always wanted to. The price of the juicer stopped me. As a matter of fact, Dr. Lorraine Day formerly of San Francisco General Hospital clams she cured her breast cancer with juicing. Sounds too good to be true. I'm sure I have her website address some place if you wanted to check that out. She even has a picture of this enormous tumor on her chest. Not for the faint of heart. The curing cancer (with juicing) claim seems outrageous but I'm sure juicing has to be very healthy. How's the taste? When I lived in S. F. some health food stores had juice bars. Carrot juice was so good! Once I tried canned carrot juice . . . forget that it tasted horrible . . . barf! If I could get one for twenty dollors I'd try juicing too. Best of luck!------------------KittygirlThose who drink of the water will never be thirsty.
 
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I am not at all surprised that RE-Flux thinks that juicing is a fad. Not surprised one little bit.I have been juicing on and off for about 10 years now. And when I juice, I notice and immediate difference.Also..I have Crohn's disease as well as IBS. So I have a trouble with absorption. When I juice, I am allowing my intestine to bathe in the nutrients the veggies provide, in a raw from with NO FIBER! It is excellent in the healing process too.Juicing provides a QUICK nutrient source when digestion and absorption are lacking...And yes, flux, I know. Go do some more research!------------------Jennifer L(Canadian Crohn's Message Board)www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb330438
 
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The problem with juicing is you don't get any fiber. I bought a vitamix which grinds up all the fruit and retains all the fiber. It grinds it up so finely that you can't taste any bits and pieces of the fruit. I make myself a smoothie every morning.
 
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