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Juicing and autoimmune disease

Updated on September 29, 2016

Juicing for autoimmune disease and improved health in general

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis in 2001, Hashimoto's (autoimmune hypothyroid) in 2006 and another autoimmune problem called Celiac in 2010. My body had decided it wants to commit suicide for some reason...With 3 diagnosed autoimmune disorders i now have what is categorized as 'autoimmune disease'...which simply means my body is attacking and killing its once healthy self. The world is filled with people fighting autoimmune disorders from 'food/animal/environmental allergies to MS, lupus, fibromyalgia....and so many more. I am on a daily journey to stop that process within myself by supporting my immune system through diet and nutritional means , without pharmacuetical meds that only mask symptoms but provide no cure. The struggles to improve health and find a better way to use food to heal began about 2 years ago. Juicing was my toe in that pond and it has helped me to feel healthy and vital again. I would preach juicing on the mountain tops to the masses if they would come and listen. I would tell the healthy to start now before illness creeps up and for those who are suffering i would say "don't waste another second, buy a good juicer and start changing your life now"! I personally use the Omega 8006 as it has an amazing 15 year warranty plus it is not just a juicer, you can make flour out of nuts , seeds, grains with it or make wheatgrass. This machine also makes nutbutters and fruit sorbets!:) I love my Omega, and what it has done to help me turn my health around. I have bought this item for 2 of my 3 grown kids as well. And since my healing journey began many of my friends and relatives have bought this as well.

Masticating Juicer

A masticating juicer is easy to take apart to clean and the auger that turns slowly can even handle wheatgrass which most juicers can't do. The auger is the key, it turns slowly and crushes the cell membrane of the produce you use which preserves the nutritional integrity of your juice. The slow process is what is vital as it does not heat the juice which keeps the vitamins and enzymes alive for your waiting tummy!:) Living healthy food, living...healthy body. The 8006 stainless model is what i have and love everything about it. The 8004 is the older model that has a 10 year warranty instead of the 15 that the 8006 model has. Whatever you choose, just get started:)

Healing with juice

I started juicing in late 2009 after being told by the doc that i had to go on a strong steroid drug called prednisone and a chemo drug to control my Sarcoidosis. I walked away from that doc and told him that i would not take the drugs as i knew what they would do to destroy the rest of my body. At this time i also watched a video called FOODMATTERS that was given to me by my neice. The video spoke of using food to heal the body, "let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food". That video was my aha wakeup and it started my journey of juicing and eating mostly Raw/living foods. I went into my doc with about 150 lesions on my back, legs and moving onto my scalp. In 2 months of juicing and eating Raw/vegan/gluten food my lesions all disappeared and without the toxic drugs suggested.

Juicing tips with Joe Cross! :) - Did i say...i LOVE Joe Cross lol.

This is great juicing info guys....enjoy! Be healthy and happy:)

If you know the movie 'Fat, Sick and nearly dead' will enjoy this video that includes Joe Cross :) I love that guy! He Rocks!

Food matters

This video Food matters is a life saver and was my aha moment.

Food Matters
Food Matters

This movie is amazing and was my aha moment that propelled me into healing from a life threatening illness

The Gerson Movie Collection - The Beautiful Truth; Dying to Have Known; The Gerson Miracle - All Three Gerson DVDs on One Blu-ray Disc
The Gerson Movie Collection - The Beautiful Truth; Dying to Have Known; The Gerson Miracle - All Three Gerson DVDs on One Blu-ray Disc

All of Gersons movies should be watched and absorbed. We have the power to heal from diseases that we are just given drugs for . Its time to take control of your own life and health

Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition
Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition

I own this book , its a great read with wonderful recipes that taste amazing.


My personal healing tools for autoimmune support

My links are all parts of my personal health protocol that aid me in keeping healthy in spite of autoimmune disease. I have 3 autoimmune diseases to date and hope to not get another. The most serious is Sarcoidosis that can invade your lungs/heart and eyes in its most serious stages, and i am knockin its socks off with my protocol! I have autoimmune hypothyroid and celiac which is a gluten allergy. I used to be afraid of the Sarc but once i got into nutrition and realized the power of food...i am a warrior on a mission to help others:)

Lets talk about health:)

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      ayannavenus 4 years ago

      Juicers are awesome. Thanks for sharing

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      Interesting post!

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      Shay Marie 4 years ago from Southern California

      I got interested in juicing after seeing "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" - I bought a Breville shortly thereafter!

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @qikey1 lm: Thank you so much for your well wishes and you too! Glad you like the Omega as much as i do...its awesome:)

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      qikey1 lm 4 years ago

      Good luck with your healing journey! I too use this juicer and it has worked well for me for my own healing journey ;)