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JUICING with Wild Herbs!

Linda and I juice lots of wild herbs…..but we must be careful to juice the ones that are historically known to help heal certain stomach or body ailments. Some herbs are never to be touched, but the Dandelion is one of our favourites, yet so many of us don’t even know about their powerful healing properties!

For example, this is the time of year when everybody is irritated that the dandelions keep growing wildly in their front yard ~ pestering us with their wild yellow blossoms and difficult to pull out weeds that are attached to them.

Yet did you know those wild dandelions are actually one of the most powerful healing herbs known to us?

It’s true!

Dandelions are known to help dissolve gallstones, help detoxify the liver, help clean out impurities in our bloodstream and dissolve kidney stones, etc.,……help heal gastro-intestinal disorders, diabetes, indigestion….we could go on forever!

Hum….I’m sure your doctor didn’t tell you this unless of course you live in Switzerland, Poland or China. It’s one of the top 6 herbs in Chinese medicine, yet when juiced in its raw state…it goes to another entire level of healing.

Here’s one of our favourite Dandelion Tonics you can juice right in your own home!

(we have combined certain types of fruits and other vegetables that are in harmony with the dandelion)

Handy-Dande -Tonic (makes over 1 quart)

14 Carrots

2 cups Dandelion Leaves

1 cup Chard (rainbow or regular)

1 large lime with skin

2 Cucumbers (unwaxed)

3 Green Apples

This fantastic tonic, when consumed daily (1 quart per person) can help ease digestive troubles, or even gallbladder atttacks in just a few days. Some people say that within hours they feel better.

This tonic also tastes FANTASTIC!

Please try it and let us know your thoughts and reactions.

Here’s to Juicing the Healthy Way!

Jay Kordich

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Here’s some information you may find interesting about Dandilion Greens:

According to the USDA Bulletin #8, “Composition of Foods” (Haytowitz and Matthews 1984), dandelions rank in the top 4 green vegetables in overall nutritional value. Minnich, in “Gardening for Better Nutrition” ranks them, out of all vegetables, including grains, seeds and greens, as tied for 9th best. According to these data, dandelions are nature’s richest green vegetable source of beta-carotene, from which Vitamin A is created, and the third richest source of Vitamin A of all foods, after cod-liver oil and beef liver! They also are particularly rich in fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and the B vitamins, thiamine and riboflavin, and are a good source of protein.

These figures represent only those published by the USDA. Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe by Gerasimova, Racz, Vogel, and Marei (Hobbs 1985) indicate that dandelion is also rich in micronutrients such as copper, cobalt, zinc, boron, and molybdenum, as well as Vitamin D.

Much of what dandelions purportedly do in promoting good health could result from nutritional richness alone. Vogel considers the sodium in dandelions important in reducing inflammations of the liver. Gerasimova, the Russian chemist who analyzed the dandelion for, among other things, trace minerals, stated that “dandelion [is] an example of a harmonious combination of trace elements, vitamins and other biologically active substances in ratios optimal for a human organism” (Hobbs 1985).

Recent research, reported in the Natural Healing and Nutritional Annual, 1989 (Bricklin and Ferguson 1989) on the value of vitamins and minerals indicates that:

* Vitamin A is important in fighting cancers of epithelial tissue, including mouth and lung;

* Potassium rich foods, in adequate quantities, and particularly in balance with magnesium, helps keep blood pressure down and reduces risks of strokes;

* Fiber fights diabetes, lowers cholesterol, reduces cancer and heart disease

risks, and assists in weight loss. High fiber vegetables take up lots of room, are low in calories, and slow down digestion so the food stays in the stomach longer and you feel full longer;

* Calcium in high concentrations can build strong bones and can lower blood pressure;

* B vitamins help reduce stress.
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Watercress has Anti-Cancer factors

If you are interested in optimum health, living disease free for as long as possible, then you probably already know how important it is to make fresh greens part of your daily food intake.  One of these powerful greens is watercress as we see in scientific studies.

Watercress has properties that have been shown to reduce breast cancer tumors using a protein called HIF, Hypoxia Inducible Factor. The amount needed to show changes was only a 3 ounce serving. This amount would be very easy to add to your green juice combinations. Our new PowerGrind Pro juicer is also great at getting the most out of whatever greens you are juicing.

Here’s a green juice combo:
Watercress, celery, parsley, apple, lime. Add some carrot if you like as well.

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I’ve Been Juicing since 1948 ~ I Share My Master Teachers with You

To My Friends,

I want to share some of my mentor’s words and information. These Master Teachers who also happened to be doctors, taught me the Powers of Juicing back in the late 1940′s.  For the past 62 years, I have had the distinct honour to teach these virtuous ways of living.  I thought it may be a good idea to share them with you tonight.
As time goes by sometimes information is lost, so I want to make sure I share with  you all as much as I can about what was selflessly taught to me so many decades ago.

There were two books I read in the 1940′s that I read over and over and over again, time in and time out, and today they are still quite relevant. The first book was called:

Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices by Dr. Norman Walker
Become Younger by Dr. Norman Walker


And then in the early 1960′s my favorite book:

Live Food Juices by Dr. John Kirchner

All of these books were like my bible. I must have read Dr. Kirschner’s book 500 times throughout a period of a decade.  I never met Dr. Kirschner, but his book shook my entire world, exploding the myths about protein I once thought were true.  I used to think red meat had the best protein to build powerful bodies, but I was wrong. Plant-life has the best usable proteins for humans.  During the time I read Dr. Kirschner’s book I had already been reading Dr. Norman Walker’s Fresh Vegetable Juices, which was first published in 1936!


We need to know there are other alternatives to helping our bodies heal and recover from either disease or trauma.  That’s what these doctors did for me over six decades ago. Their information is priceless, so I thought you may be interested in reading some of the books that helped me during some pretty dark times.


I learned from Dr. Walker, back in the 1960′s about the glands and why they are so important, as well as all of our internal organs, and how juicing cleanses and purifies our system naturally providing all the natural minerals, plant food enzymes and vitamins our bodies can assimilate at a rate of 100% because they are in juice form.

In Dr. Walker’s book, Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices, this is where I learned a tremendous amount of information about juice combining. In the 1960′s I went to visit Dr. Walker in Arizona and spent some time with him going over and over all of his theories and juice combinations and personal lifestyle.  He was a gentle man, and someone I will never forget.  He cemented my convictions about juicing even more.

He was not a total raw foodist. He did consume dairy products and had his own goats at home where he was able to get fresh, unpasteurized raw milk from his goats. He believed that cow’s cream was far more digestible than cow milk. However, he preferred goat’s milk because molecules were smaller in goats milk than in cows milk, making it more easily digestible.

I learned from Dr. Kirchner, that carrot juice is almost identical to the human blood, chemically speaking. And I learned that toxemia is due to poor food habits and that carrot juice combined with greens can and does eliminate toxemia. He showed photos of several people who were dying and how vegetable juicing took them from their death bed to vital, pure health within just a few months.

In the 1960′s I started to read other books by:

Paavo Airola ~ How to Get Well
Colon Health ~ Dr. Norman Walker
Sprouts The Elixir of Life ~ John H. Tobe

By the 1970′s after 25 years of reading and researching, selling juicers and teaching anybody who would listen about the beautiful life of juicing, I quit reading so much and started to become more active in lecturing, teaching and demonstrating at health conventions, Seventh Day Adventist Hospitals and helping others do research on cabbage juice healing stomach ulcers.

By the 1990′s I finally had the distinct honour to reach millions of people through television, which influenced millions and millions of Americans to juice on a daily basis.

Now in this new millenium, I am finding that balance, family, enjoying life every moment brings me great joy, along with juicing everyday. I am not as driven as I once was, so being in Nature brings a lot of deeper wisdom and understanding about the mysteries of life and of love.


Interestingly, though, I have been called back to work, and I am happy to do so.  Hopefully I will have more time on Earth so Linda and I can write more books to help inspire more and more of you to rely on the healing powers of Mother Nature, and of course, in Her juice form as well!

I have found, that after teaching juicing for 62 years, it is a true teaching,not a fad as so many had cast me as being part of. Juicing is a powerful teaching that reaches our cells and our souls, and I am dearly grateful to have been able to share all my passions with you.

I hope these insights can and will inspire you to juice everyday and to perhaps pick up some of these old books, so that you too can learn and share what these GREAT Master Teachers have taught me.



Jay Kordich

Juicing for FINICKY Children ~ It Works!

Jay and I have successfully raised two boys, who are now 27 and 25 years old. We taught them how to prepare natural foods and how to juice daily since they were quite young. Once they were 12 they actually knew all of the kitchen skills needed to live on their own. Now our oldest son is almost 27 years old, he is married and prepares fresh juice daily for her, plus he is an avid Vegan cook.  Since our children were raised vegan/vegetarians since birth, unfortunately, when they were younger, one was just fine with lots of varities of fruits and veggies, while our oldest son really had a huge challenge with eating greens. Because of this challenge it has helped me become good at instructing others how to get the finicky eater out of the closet and into the kitchen!

The side benefit to this is that the bonding experience between you and your child is priceless.


Here are some great tips that we used and that REALLY work:

1. Sit down with your child and ask them what fruits and veggies they

like or so-so like.  By identifying them this helps the parent focus

on the few or many, depending on the child, which juices to make

FIRST.

2. If they don’t want to do this, then show them online under fruit

and vegetable images which ones they can choose for themselves which

ones they either like or which ones they would be open to trying.

3. Once identified, then you can ask your child to come to the store

with you so they can HANDS ON get emotionally invested with their

parents and/or parent in the process.  This way, they will be more

than likely to taste and drink the juice.

4. Now that you are back from the store, invite your child or your

children into the kitchen to help prepare the produce for washing.

5. Get the juicer out from under the cabinet and ask them to help get

a chair so that they can do the pushing of the fruits or veggies into

the juicer.  THEY LOVE THIS part!

6. If your child is really picky, use a colored glass under the spout

so the colour of the veggies do not cause a negative reaction.  The

taste, even if it’s vegetable based, will never taste like cooked

vegetables.  They are always much sweeter in their raw state and more

nutritious as well.

7. We suggest you start off with a veggie and fruit juice combination

such as:

10 carrots

2 apples (not green as they are a bit tart but any other works fine

like golden delicious).

8. Once they taste this, they will be surprised at the sweetness of

the juice and then be more open to trying more daring veggie juice

combinations.

9. If they are completely adverse to trying the carrot/apple combo,

then start with apple/celery combo, and if that doesn’t work, then try

apple/berries of any kind.  Children love to drop berries into the

juicer!

10. Once your children get the hang of juicing, they will begin to

open up the doors to the delicious and nutritious benefits of

vegetable juicing.  Just remember to invite them into this world of

juicing so they become part and parcel to the entire process which

ensures success and a deeper bonding experience with them.  WE also

suggest bringing Dad in on it too!

Our Powerful Super-Green Recipes to Juice Now!

Benefits of Green Juice!

Leading medical authorities, nutritionists, dietitians, and other known experts in the medical field recommend that we consume three to five servings of green leafy vegetables a day. No vitamin or medicine is a legitimate substitute. The healing elements that are found in green leafy vegetables are so powerful and synergistic, no combination of synthetic medicines or supplements could ever match their power.

six main benefits of green foods are:

1. Chlorophyl from the dark pigments of the greens
2. Natural Trace minerals ~ hard to find!
3. Vegetable Protein which is easier on our human bodies to assimilate
4. Powerful Natural Plant Enzymes
5. Alkalizing our bloodstream (helps eliminate inflammation)
6. Cleansing detoxifying effects for major organs of our bodies

Chlorophyl:

Chlorophyll, a green plant pigment, is quite possibly the most powerful element that exists in the universe. Chlorophyll is one of the most intensely researched elements in history and has been used in the treatment of everything from periodontal disease, diabetes and low iron, to open wounds, ulcers and body odor.

it has only been recently that our scientists and researchers have started to study the powerful healing abilities of green plants, so look for more and more research to come in our favour as they progress into the mysteries of plantlife and why our human bodies need them on a daily basis.

Today, foods that contain chlorophyll are gaining wide acclaim for their ability to prevent disease.
While science does not fully understand the miracle of chlorophyll, we do know that its chemical makeup strongly resembles hemoglobin (the portion of the blood that carries oxygen). The major difference between the two chemical structures is that the center element of chlorophyll is magnesium, while the center element of hemoglobin is iron. And did you know that carrot juice, strangely enough is almost identical to the structure our human blood? Only one chemical is different.

Here’s a great LINK about carrot juice and all the beneficial qualities: (so don’t forget to add carrots to your green tonics as well!)

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition2.html

Some research is now suggesting that chlorophyll can efficiently release magnesium, and replace it with iron. In other words, chlorophyll can actually be converted to hemoglobin, which increases the flow of oxygen to all parts of the body.

The ability of the body to maintain an environment rich in oxygen is important for several reasons. One of the most important benefits is that it allows the body to release more carbon dioxide, which in turn, reduces stress on the body, creates greater energy and endurance, and creates an aerobic environment. In an aerobic environment, disease cannot get started.

An aerobic environment also is beneficial to the so-called friendly bacteria, and detrimental to bad bacteria. The good bacteria promote digestive health, while bad bacteria contribute to such things as disease, body odor, and bad breath.

tom wrote this lovely note today, and we wanted to share it with you all.

Here are Jay and my favorite green tonics………….and don’t forget, when it’s summertime, MINT is in season!

(for two)

8 ribs celery
2 green apples
1 cup parsley
1 cup spinach
1 cup mint
1 inch square fresh ginger root
1 medium size lime, (juice the entire lime).

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1 cucumber (whole without wax)
1 cup parsley
1 cup wheatgrass
1 lime (whole lime)
2 green apples
3 large kale leaves or swiss chard leaves
1 inch fresh ginger root

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want or need something simple?

here’s one:

8 ribs celery
2 green apples
1 cup parsley
1 lemon (whole lemon)

These are all powerful green tonics and can be used as JUICE AIDS even if you are eating a cooked meal or a salad with cooked grains in them. These tonics help digest the cooked foods, by bathing them in your stomach, as they are rich in enzymes amongst other great digestive aids.  See our book, Live Foods/Live Bodies, page 20-21 for the benefits of consuming Digestive Aids during meals.

We don’t recommend adding tomatoes or other fruit in digestive juice tonics. Apples are high in enzymes and are also very compatible wise with greens.

We recommend our POWER GRIND PRO  for these tonics to get the BEST dark green juice, surprisingly better or equal to the Greenstar or the Samson Juicer, or the Champion. Why spend $600.00 if you don’t have to?  If you have a pulp ejector juicer, then that’s ok too, but the green juices won’t be as green as if you use a triturating type juicer, so you may have to use more greens to get the darker colour. The darker the better!

Here’s to JUICE!

Jay Kordich