Category Archives: Parsley

Anti-Cancer Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Apigenin

Foods with ApigeninLast year I wrote two blog posts about the compound, Apigenin. We covered the latest research about this bioflavonoid, (actually a flavone) and how it was showing very promising anti-breast cancer results. Because the information surrounding apigenin is mounting, in this post I wanted to dig a little deeper and present more findings about some of the results other studies are showing. Also I’ll list more of the plants where this flavone is found so you can put them to use in your daily juices and salads.

Reduced Breast Cancer Tumors And Cell Progression

As I mentioned above, apigenin was shown to cause the development of less breast cancer tumors and also significant delays in tumor development compared to rats that were not given this compound. In another study Apigenin was shown to reduce breast cancer cell progression with mice. In addition this compound also shrank existing cancer tumors for even stronger evidence to suggest further research as an alternative to chemotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer.

Exhibits Anti-Inflammatory Properties

As more studies are undertaken to look further into the benefits of consuming plants that contain this valuable compound, recent studies show apigenin to possess anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties separate from well-known anti-oxidant effects. One study concludes these in vitro studies provide further evidence to suggest that this compound “may have neuroprotective/disease-modifying properties in various neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD).”

High Concentrations Available From Plants

Apigenin can be found in a number of vegetables, herbs and fruits. It’s most concentrated in parsley, celery, grapefruits and oranges. It’s also found in herbs such as thyme, tarragon, cilantro, foxglove, coneflower, licorice, flax, passion flower, horehound, spearmint, basil and oregano. Chamomile tea provides an especially abundant source as well.

Juice Combo

It’s easy to see how valuable the compound apigenin can be to our well being with it’s health-enhancing, cancer protective and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also very easy to get these benefits simply by consuming plants that are rich with this flavone. Include parsley and celery in your daily juices as Jay Kordich has been recommending for decades. Use our highly efficient PowerGrind Pro juicer to make a fresh glass of vegetable juice and put these nutrients to work for you every day.

Here is one of Jay’s favorite recipes of all time:
- Handful of Parsley
- 5 or 6 Carrots
- 2 Celery stalks
- 1 Apple

 

 

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Two Potassium Broth

Today is Day Two of 12 consecutive days of posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. We will also include nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.
Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Two – Potassium Broth

- Handful of parsley
- Two or three carrots
- Handful of spinach
- Two or three celery stalks

A recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research demonstrates how a compound found in parsley, when given to rats with breast cancer, caused the development of less tumors and also significant delays in tumor development compared to rats that were not given this compound. It’s called apigenin, commonly found in many plants but more highly concentrated in parsley.

Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, gave the substance apigenin to rats with a particular form of breast cancer. Apigenin is not only found in parsley but also lower concentrations in celery, apples, oranges, nuts and other plants.

Some are calling this groundbreaking research because it shows how an easy to obtain, natural substance can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing without the negative impacts associated with drugs and hormone replacement therapies.

Dr. Hyder found apigenin blocked new blood vessel formation and therefore slowed and sometimes totally stopped the development of tumors. “We don’t have specific dosage for humans yet,” Dr. Hyder said in a media statement, “However, it appears that keeping a minimal level of apigenin in the bloodstream is important to delay the onset of breast cancer. It’s probably a good idea to eat a little parsley and some fruit every day to ensure the minimal amount.”

Jay Kordich has been a huge proponent of parsley based on research going back decades, long before all the recent cancer research studies. If you have attended one of Jay’s live seminars over the last 30 or 40 years, you may recall Jay teaching about the power of parsley juice.

Exciting new information was just released. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a substance in celery called Apigenin that is shown to reduce breast cancer cell progression in their studies with mice. In addition, celery apigenin also shrank existing cancer tumors for even stronger evidence to suggest further research as an alternative to chemotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer.

This is exciting to us juicing fans because we already know how to put concentrated amounts of substances from celery into our bodies by simply running stalks of it through our PowerGrind Pro juicer. Also celery juice is great tasting, especially when mixed with carrot, greens and apple. What could possibly be a simpler way to help insure your protection against cancer?

Apigenin, while most prevalent in celery and parsley, it’s also in many other vegetables and fruits such as apples, beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, grapes, cherries and herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano and peppermint.

Over and over again we see evidence of amazing health giving properties from plants. What Jay Kordich has been saying and teaching us for many decades is confirmed through study after study. If you own a juice machine, start using it on a daily basis to get these nutrient-rich elements into your body.  Don’t Wait.  Start Juicing Today!

Here is Jay making Potassium Broth.

 

No Energy in the Mornings? Here’s our solution……

by Jay Kordich on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:17pm ·

Caffeine addicted but….love coffee? Yes, it’s a huge LOVE/HATE addiction. Caffeine will alter your liver and gallbladder’s ability to function normally. It is also highly ACIDIC. I have been witnessing this addiction in people for over 60 years. Coffee drinker’s trademarks are: Yellowing skin, dark spots on skin, dry, brittle nails and pre-mature aging and deep wrinkles on the face. Drinking coffee/caffeine also puts a huge strain on our nervous system, furthering our inability to feel relaxed. Caffeine is a real drug, with long standing withdrawls…..but there is an easy way OUT of this addiction. Here are our suggestions which many people have told us in the past really works and only takes 10 days!

#1. Upon arising, go on a 15 brisk minute WALK in the morning outside for 10 days.

#2. Make 16 ounces of fresh DARK BLACK GRAPE JUICE (Riber) are the best, and juice them with their ‘seeds’. Only dark grapes. This will give you a tremendous amount of instant energy.

#3. Don’t eat any other foods until lunchtime. This will keep your brain’s blood in your brain, instead of your stomach as it’s being called upon to digest heavier foods. *

#4. Drink lots of water throughout the day, at least 64 ounces of purified (preferably highly alkaline water).

#5. When you come home from work, make a soothing supergreen tonic. **

#6. You WILL encounter headaches. This will pass in 48 hours or less.  Within 5 days, you will not encounter any more pain, but you will feel sluggish for another 7 days. But this sluggishness will diminish everyday you stay away from the sodas, black tea or coffee.  Trust in this process!

Within 10 days, you will have overcome your addiction to caffeine and now you will well be on your way to becoming more and more attracted to fresh, organic, green juices, wheatgrass juices and living foods that will enhance your natural energy even more. Coffee WILL and DOES deaden your tastebuds, furthering the downhill addictions to more sugary, acidic foods, and also attracting you to alcohol to help you get ‘down’ from the highs caffeine takes you into.

*If you are sugar sensitive, you can substitute the Dark Grape Tonic with fresh Grapefruit Juice (peel the skin and leave lots of the white pulp).  Add some fresh ginger root to this tonic (approximately 1/2 inch).  Juice 2 grapefruits this way (preferably Ruby Red Grapefruit) and then add the ginger root in between juicing.  If you don’t  like Grapefruit (which is quite low in sugars), you can juice fresh Blueberries.  These two fruits are low in sugars (glycemic index) unless you are diabetic. If you are diabetic, we suggest you consult your physician.

**Here’s my Supergreen Energy Tonic: (this can also be substituted instead of the Dark Grapes for breakfast, or you can juice the grapes one day, then the next day, use this tonic (below).

Jay’s Anti-Caffeine Energy Tonic

6 Ribs Celery

1 Cup Spinach

1 Cup Dandelion Greens

1 Cup Parsley

3 Green Apples (or Red Delicious)

1 large Unwaxed Cucumber

1 small or 2 large Limes with skin

(please all organic!)

Drink 24 to 36 ounces of this tonic daily for two solid weeks.

The first few days you may feel nauseated and headachy and

your bowels may be loose, but this will go away in 24 to 48 hours.

You may LOVE coffee…but it does not love you!

ANEMIC? No Problem!

ANEMIA? Did you know that if you feel fatigued, sleepy, lethargic and depressed, you could be suffering from anemia. This means your red blood cells are not getting enough OXYGEN. Pure, fresh green juices bring us this in spades. Also, interestingly, if you purchase CHLOROPHYLL in the bottles, drinking 1/4 cup a day, your blood oxygen levels will increase dramatically. However, there is nothing more IMPORTANT than fresh. Here’s a very powerful, highly oxygenated, chlorophyll rich tonic for those of you who feel you may be low in iron. JUICING works efficiently in this particular condition. (recipe for 1 person)
Our Blood Builder

1 cup Spinach
1 cup Turnip Greens
1 cup Parlsey
2 Red Bell peppers
1 Cucumber
1 Lime with skin
(please only organic!)
We added the red bell peppers because vitamin C (high in Bell peppers) helps the absorption of natural iron in the bloodstream. Getting iron from steak is not as efficient as getting it from vegan sources. For example: For example, you would have to eat more than 1700 calories of sirloin steak to get the same amount of iron as found in 100 calories of spinach.
Juice this tonic once a day for a week, and your blood will be rich in oxygen!
Also, another key to see if you are anemic, is to look inside at  your lower eyelid.  If it is pale, and not red….this could be an indication you need more PURE GREENS into your diet. The best way to get pure greens into your bloodstream with 100% assimilation is through juicing them and consuming them, right on the spot.

Parsley Fights Breast Cancer

A recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research demonstrates how a compound found in parsley, when given to rats with breast cancer, caused the development of less tumors and also significant delays in tumor development compared to rats that were not given this compound. It’s called apigenin, commonly found in many plants but more highly concentrated in parsley.

Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, gave the substance apigenin to rats with a particular form of breast cancer. Apigenin is not only found in parsley but also lower concentrations in celery, apples, oranges, nuts and other plants.

Some are calling this groundbreaking research because it shows how an easy to obtain, natural substance can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing without the negative impacts associated with drugs and hormone replacement therapies.

Dr. Hyder found apigenin blocked new blood vessel formation and therefore slowed and sometimes totally stopped the development of tumors. “We don’t have specific dosage for humans yet,” Dr. Hyder said in a media statement, “However, it appears that keeping a minimal level of apigenin in the bloodstream is important to delay the onset of breast cancer. It’s probably a good idea to eat a little parsley and some fruit every day to ensure the minimal amount.”

Jay Kordich has been a huge proponent of parsley based on research going back decades, long before all the recent cancer research studies. If you have attended one of Jay’s live seminars over the last 30 or 40 years, you may recall Jay teaching about the power of parsley juice. Add a handful of parsley to your favorite vegetable juice recipe or make Jay’s recipe for Potassium Broth:
Spinach
Parsley
Celery
Carrot

Here’s Jay making his Potassium Broth which includes parsley.