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Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day One Tangerine Juice

Today begins 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 One – Tangerine Juice

Whether you find Satsumas, Mandarins, Clementines or simply Tangerines, this is the time of year when they are out in force at supermarkets and produce stores all across the country. Grab yourself a bag full and start juicing and eating them today because more and more research is showing their value to our health in a big way.

Protection Against Diabetes And Obesity

Research from the University of Western Ontario is showing a substance in tangerines that can protect against obesity, type 2 diabetes and also heart disease. It’s called Nobiletin, a flavonoid found in the white parts of the fruit. Murray Huff, a vascular biology scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, along with Erin Mulvihill, a PhD student conducted the study, published in the journal Diabetes.

In this research mice were fed two different types of diets. Group one was given a “western” diet of high fats and simple sugars. This group became obese and showed all the signs associated with metabolic syndrome: elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood levels of insulin and glucose, and a fatty liver.

The second group were fed the exact same diet with added Nobiletin. They experienced no elevation in their levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin or glucose, and gained weight normally. They also became much more sensitive to the effects of insulin. Nobiletin was shown to prevent the buildup of fat in the liver by stimulating the expression of genes involved in burning excess fat, and inhibiting the genes responsible for manufacturing fat.

“The Nobiletin-treated mice were basically protected from obesity,” says Huff, the Director of the Vascular Biology Research Group at Robarts. “And in longer-term studies, Nobiletin also protected these animals from atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in arteries, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke”.

A few years back another piece of important research was showing a flavonoid in grapefruit called Naringenin offered similar protection against obesity and other signs of metabolic syndrome. “However Nobiletin is ten times more potent in it’s protective effects as compared to Naringenin and this time we’ve also shown Nobiletin has the ability to protect against atherosclerosis”, Huff said.

Get Nobiletin by Juicing Tangerines

How do you get more Nobiletin into your diet?  Juice your tangerines with the Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro juicer. The flavonoids from the white are released into the juice from the tangerine and you receive the benefits of this important flavonoid into your body on a daily basis.

Here’s Jay making Tangerine Juice

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!

Tangerines Fight Obesity and Diabetes

During this time of year tangerines are out in force at supermarkets and produce stores all across the country. Grab yourself a bag full and start juicing and eating them today because more and more research is showing their value to our health in a big way.

Protection Against Diabetes And Obesity

Research from the University of Western Ontario is showing a substance in tangerines that can protect against obesity, type 2 diabetes and also heart disease. It’s called Nobiletin, a flavonoid found in the white parts of the fruit. Murray Huff, a vascular biology scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, along with Erin Mulvihill, a PhD student conducted the study, published in the journal Diabetes.

In this research mice were fed two different types of diets. Group one was given a “western” diet of high fats and simple sugars. This group became obese and showed all the signs associated with metabolic syndrome: elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood levels of insulin and glucose, and a fatty liver.

The second group were fed the exact same diet with added Nobiletin. They experienced no elevation in their levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin or glucose, and gained weight normally. They also became much more sensitive to the effects of insulin. Nobiletin was shown to prevent the buildup of fat in the liver by stimulating the expression of genes involved in burning excess fat, and inhibiting the genes responsible for manufacturing fat.

“The Nobiletin-treated mice were basically protected from obesity,” says Huff, the Director of the Vascular Biology Research Group at Robarts. “And in longer-term studies, Nobiletin also protected these animals from atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in arteries, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke”.

A few years back another piece of important research was showing a flavonoid in grapefruit called Naringenin offered similar protection against obesity and other signs of metabolic syndrome. “However Nobiletin is ten times more potent in it’s protective effects as compared to Naringenin and this time we’ve also shown Nobiletin has the ability to protect against atherosclerosis”, Huff said.

Get Nobiletin by Juicing Tangerines

How do you get more Nobiletin into your diet?  Juice your tangerines with the Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro juicer. The flavonoids from the white are released into the juice from the tangerine and you receive the benefits of this important flavonoid into your body on a daily basis.

Here’s Jay making Tangerine Juice

Important Differences between Fruit and Vegetable Juices

Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system. Specifically, fruits are our cleansers and energizers and vegetable juices are our builders, and regenerators.  Freshly extracted fruit or vegetable juices will supply all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein, and some fats critical to increased vitality! Adding live juices to one’s diet as a daily routine, many claim brings them a rejuvenating effect and help the disorders such as obesity, cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism, and smoking. Supplying the body with easily absorbable nutrients, so that anybody, even with compromised immune sytems or assimilation challenges, juicing penetrates into our intestinal walls, making assimilation almost immediate. This is because when you juice freshly made fruit or vegetable juices, they are 100% pre-digested.  For the elderly, fresh vegetable and fruit juicing is essential!
As we age, our assimilation factors decrease due to digestive weaknesses and illnesses we incur as we grow older.  Some say that as we reach the age of 70 years old, most of us can only absorb 20% of the nutrients we consume through eating.  Not so with juicing.  No matter the age, juicing is 100% absorbable.
For most health conditions, juice fasting is the best method to transform health quickly and effectively, no matter our age.  However, as we age, we are also more susceptible to detoxification symptoms as we start to juice more and more power juices such as greens, carrots, beets, etc.,.
This is why combining these vegetables helps ease some of these symptoms when we add neutral fruits to the mix such as apples.
Through juicing at least 1 quart of power juices daily, thousands of individuals have claimed they have experienced major relief from serious diseases such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, obesity, alcoholism and even smoking. Because juice fasting quickly and efficiently removes toxins and excess fatty tissue while supplying a full spectrum of nutrients, (such as antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minearls, enzymes and micronutrients), it has an advantage over any weight-loss program. Juicing literally –nourishes every cell of our body and floods the body with nutrients that energize the body’s natural regenerative abilities.
Here is one of our favourite juice combinations that effectively help our immune system and our overall health ~ at any age!
(for 2) ~ (Organic Only Please!)
10 medium sized CARROTS
4 leaves SWISS CHARD
1 LIME with the skin
1 large Cucumber (unwaxed)
1 BEET with its greens
1 large, yellow, red or green Apple
This tonic contains a powerhouse of cleansing properties that anyone can drink on a daily basis, except for children under three years old.
Here’s to Power Juicing!
Jay Kordich

Overcoming Disease with Charlotte Gerson

89 year old Charlotte Gerson sat down with jaykordich.com to discuss how to be healthy into your 80s, 90s, and even 100s. It’s a fascinating 48 minutes of great information and perspective from someone who has dedicated her life to helping others overcome serious illness. Gain valuable knowledge by watching this interview conducted only a few months ago.

You can purchase Charlotte’s book, Healing The Gerson Way, along with many books by Charlotte and other important authors by clicking here.