To My Friends,
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
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!
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.
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.