Q: Why Juice? There’s not really a great history of people drinking juices in the world. We ate food, so where did juices fit into that pattern, before juicers were invented?
A: We have evolved into something that isn’t the original human body, so we have had to use other techniques to keep ourselves healthy.
The fact is, we are the only creature on Earth that cooks our foods. In the last 50 years, we have also evolved into eating a preponderance of processed foods, so the body has drastically changed and has been forced to compensate. Throw stress into the mix and we all suffer even more.
At one time, millions of years ago, us humans were only munchers. Before there was fire, before there were stoves and cookware, man just ate off the land, because that’s all he had. He had a great digestive tract, and a tremendous enzyme storehouse. There wasn’t any white sugar, Gumbies, Cocopuffs, hormones in foods, pollutants in foods, etc.,. Only Nature.
In the very beginning, man also air dried their meat, and once the meat was attracting maggots, they knew it had the enzymes needed for proper digestion and assimilation. Sound gross? Sure it does, but that’s the way to eat meat, if you are going to eat it. To me, I would never touch it. I can find all I need in fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes, herbs and soaked grains.
Back in those early days of man, he had a working appendix. That appendix had an oily substance to lubricate the colon as you ate, so man could eat large quantities of fruits and vegetables, greens, etc.,. Also the availiability of the nutrients was sixty to seventy percent. Right now some of us are absorbing only 20% of our nutrients from our foods. When the body is digesting any food, just remember, all it is in essence, trying to do, is separate the foods from the juices, so the juices can penetrate the intestinal wall, as it is broken down to liquids. It is only the liquids which permieate through the intestinal wall into the blodostream and through the lier to feed your sixty trillion cells. The fiber, of course, has to be eliminated through bowel movements, yet the fiber plays an important role….our colons need to be cleaned, so this fiber takes care of keeping the 33 feet (from the opening of our mouths to the bottom) of our intestines and colon healthy.
This is why JUICING is so imperative for us now, in this day of age, due to the fact we are absorbing very little nutrients from the foods we are eating, compounded by the fact that the foods we are usually eating don’t have much food value in them. When you juice, you are getting 100% of the nutrients from these fruits and vegetables, because they are pre-digested, going into our bloodstream immediately, feeling our 60 trillion cells. THIS is why we juice.
Jay Kordich answering questions at his seminar, January 2011