Do You Know The Benefits of Juicers for Cancer Patients?
Fewer things, nutritionally speaking, are better for you than juicing when you have cancer. Back in 1998, when my mother had Stage IV cancer, the single thing that made her feel so much better and actually added a few months of quality life was juicing.
The reasons to juice are compelling and it’s good to see that more and more people are beginning to juice before they have serious health problems.
The 5 Best Benefits of Juicers for Cancer Patients
- Raw juices require minimal digestion (which is great if you don’t feel like eating) and can be used by the body quite easily;
- Raw juices detoxify and cleanse the body of unwanted toxins, chemicals and wastes;
- Raw juices provide superior nutrition by way of vitamins, minerals, and abundant living enzymes;
- Juicing helps your body become more alkaline, and since cancer loves acidic conditions, being more alkaline is quite unfriendly to cancer cells;
- Many juices have potent anti-cancer activity – see my list of the best ones on my page Diet and Cancer.
Eating Organic Is Important
All of these factors make juicing perfect nutrition for cancer patients. I would like to stress, however, that anyone doing juicing for cancer patients should use ORGANIC produce because their bodies are already being ravaged by the treatments they go through and they don’t need to add pesticides and all the other risky nasties to that problem.
What Kind Of Juicer Is Best?
The next question people generally ask is what kind of juicer is best? There are literally hundreds on the market and choosing one can be baffling. The juicer you purchase really is important because most inexpensive juicers heat the juice a little as it passes through the machine and that wrecks the living enzymes and thus one of the major reasons you are juicing.
A good quality juicer needs to separately grind and then press out the juices. Low enzyme levels, usually the result of eating too many commercially prepared and fast foods, are linked with an inability to kill cancer cells. I use this Omega Juicer and I absolutely love it because of the quality of the juice it produces, and of all the juicers I’ve had over the past 10 years, it’s the easiest to clean (you can buy it from Amazon by clicking that link).
A terrific book for learning how to juice is Power Juices Super Drinks by Steve Meyerowitz.
I hope this helps you. If you have any questions, just contact me. Let’s juice our way back to vibrant health!
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Thank you, Very informative and helpful. Just thought you’d want to know that the Omega Juicer is not available through the provided link anymore.
Appreciate you very much.
Thanks so much for letting me know. I have fixed it now. I appreciate you too!
What about fiber? If you juice a lot of the vegetables (and fruits), don’t you miss out on fiber. I already have trouble getting enough fiber in my diet.
Thanks for your comment. Fiber is important, of course, but the reason juicing is recommended for cancer patients is that it is the best way to absorb lots of different nutrients, for instance you couldn’t eat 10 carrots, but you can certainly juice 10 carrots and receive all of the lovely vitamins, minerals and living enzymes that carrots can offer. Fiber is easily obtainable from whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit and I always recommend cancer patients include these things in their diet (unless they are battling an active cancer tumor, then I warn against fruit because of the sugar content). I hope that makes sense and answers your question.
Thank you very much for all the information you sent to me. Let me ask you I prescribed arimidex but I really want to avoid that medicine. I was diagnosed with brest cancer in 2004 and I went throug chemo radiation surgery hormone therapy. Resent mamogram showed precancer stage 0. This time I had surgery and radiation now I have to take hormone therapy I really hate that but my estrogen positive. Dear Marnieclark give me some advice. Thank you very much.
There are many ways to keep yourself healthy. I will send you a private email and share some information with you so be looking out for that.
Thanks for your contact.
I have same situation as Tamera, only no chemo. Radiation& Hormone “tamoxifen ” being told I shud do as “prevent “. I had surg & stage zero , DCIS ductal I situ, no -invasive .’hormone receptor
Pos prog& eas.
Med oncol saying radiology 6week might be over-treating…. I welcome any feedback as neither doc will be straight about the decision to do radiology or not or even about hormone drug “tamoxifen “.
Thanks for your comments and a little background on you. I strongly believe that by following an anti-cancer diet (see my page Diet and Cancer for recommendations), the use of some very particular supplements, by removing much of the stress from your life, and by getting rid of the household and chemical toxins we put on our skin – all of these things will help you greatly in your wellness quest. Tamoxifen or other hormone blockers are always recommended – it is the oncologist’s standard of duty of care to recommend it (regardless of whether they believe it works or not). I happen to believe there are much better, less toxic ways to regain your breast health and wellness than by taking these toxic drugs. I will be glad to help you as much or as little as you are comfortable with.
just want to say — you are truly as very caring wonderful person. Greatly appreciated for all the informative knowledge of disease prevention.
Thank you for your kind comment. I am happy to assist you.