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Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Eight The Liver Mover

This is Day Eight of 12 consecutive posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. Also included is 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 Eight –  Liver Mover

Over 40 years ago Jay Kordich created one of his signature drink combinations simply using beets and apples. He calls it The Liver Mover. In the video below Jay makes this drink and talks about the importance of making sure your liver is performing at top efficiency. He says “Your liver is one of your key organs and it’s imperative it’s functioning properly for optimum health.”

Through the benefit of years and also recent clinical studies about beets, we now know even more about the benefits, not only for eating beets, but also beet juice. Research now indicates beet juice can improve brain function, especially in older adults.

Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation to benefit intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance. In a recent study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Jay’s Liver Mover is easy to make using his PowerGrind Pro juicer and provides measurable benefits. It’s tasty too! The recipe is 1/2 beet and one or two apples.

Now here’s Jay:

The Superfood Power of Beet Juice

Fifty years ago when Jay was studying about juices and their healing powers, one of the juicing masters of that time, Dr. Norman Walker had a great influence on Jay’s understanding of fruits, vegetables and their role on various parts of the body.

One of the vegetables Dr. Walker believed to be powerful was red beets. His studies provided evidence that beets were great for cleansing and rejuvenating the liver. To this day, Jay frequently uses beets in many of his juice combinations.

Through the benefit of years and also recent clinical studies about beets, we now know even more about the benefits, not only for eating beets, but also beet juice. Research now indicates beet juice can improve brain function, especially in older adults. Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation for intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance.

In this study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Beets are very easy to add to your own favorite juicing recipes. A great juice combo from Jay and Dr. Walker is The Liver Mover.  1/4 to 1/2 a beet and 2 apples.

Here is Jay using his PowerGrind Pro juicer to make The Liver Mover

The Powerful Healing Properties of Beet Juice

The benefits of making fresh beet juices are numerous.  We feel it’s the best root vegetable for cleansing the liver/gall bladder.

High in nutrients, this overlooked root which spends its entire life underground until it comes to the table. It is not only a liver cleanser and blood builder, but contains antioxidant properties, as well.  Jay and I love to juice beets and use them in combinations…… because they can be highly powerful and will make your throat feel scratchy, or it will effect your vocal chords if done in excess.

What does in ‘excess’ mean?  Don’t do more than 1 large beet at a time, and never juice beets straight, unless you have learned to build up a tolerance for it.

Here are the kinds of combinations we recommend: (for 2 people and always organic please!)

1 large beet with its greens

2 Red Delicious Apples

1 Large Red Bell Pepper

1 Large English Cucumber

1 small slice of fresh ginger root

This tonic is quite red!  It’s beautiful and can give you a huge burst of energy.  Please share this tonic with another person, it’s meant for two people.

Nutrients:Beets are a source of Vitamin A, B, (folic acid) C, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, carotenoids and dietary fiber, unless of course you are juicing them.  You can keep the pulp and use the pulp for a good VEGETABLE soup as a base, especially if you are going to add carrots to any tonic with beets.

Liver Cleanser:

Beet Root is used to not only detoxify the liver and spleen, but helps with treatment of many other liver ailments, such as cirrhosis, jaundice and other diseases of the liver.  PLEASE REMEMBER….beet juice will cause your urine and feces to turn a bit red, so don’t be alarmed.

Blood Builder: Beet juice stimulates the lymph fluid (the straw-colored portion of the blood).  Beets are also good for building blood as well as helping to balance the blood’s pH balance by reducing the blood’s acidity.

Low Level Iron:

Corpuscles are blood cells which may contain excess accumulations of fat.  By removing the excess corpuscle fats, they can be eliminated from the body.  Let’s clean out those corpuscles!  I just wish everybody would or could understand just how powerful fresh vegetable juices can be for recooperating the body from disease, and/or from congestion. Especially beets are quick to help and cleanse and purify.

We recommend juice 5 to 7 beets per week for two weeks, combined of course with other vegetables as mentioned above.  Afte these two weeks, you will notice your blood will be quite rich and clean.  You can do this a few weeks before you have to go the Doctor and see what he says when he takes your next blood test, but remember, THIS is not the only thing you need to do to keep your blood clean…..stay ALKALINE with your juices and food as well, with no caffeine, sugar, alcohol or white foods.

Our book, Live Foods Live Bodies has a tremendous amount of great juicing recipes, including beet recipes, or our original book, The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing has a plethora of wonderful juice combinations I have been using for over 6 decades.

Happy Juicing!

Jay Kordich

A Non-Violent Diet is a Humanitarian Diet

A Non-Violent Diet is a Humanitarian Diet

Jay and I sometimes are a bit reticent when we speak about a Vegan diet. It threatens many people who still think that eating animal based foods is the ultimate way to eat, or the only kind of diet humans should be eating, or are feeling defensive, because food habits can be quite personal and hard to change.
However, as Jay and I both age, we can see that the ONLY way we will be able to sustain ourselves on this planet in the future, in an empowering and healthful way, is if we can unite as much as we can by changing our ways of eating, thinking and sustaining ourselves.

Obviously there are so many other ways we need to do to transform the way we live on this planet, but since Jay and I have been teaching a non-violent diet for over 100 years, collectively, we want to focus on what we know and what we have observed for many decades.

Changing our diets is the fastest and most effective ways we can change our world today……

But the bottom line, is most of us are attached to the ways we think and live, eat and express ourselves, but we are asking you to try to imagine our lives being rich in vitality, longevity and balance…..THIS is what a Vegan Diet can and will do for YOU!

Next time you reach for a meal, or go to the grocery store, try to go just one week without eating foods that are animal based…..try to juice everyday some powerful greens like the one recipe we are leaving for you today and then see how you feel. This is the easiest way to start create a non-violent way of eating, and in time your entire world will transform itself…..because once our diet changes, our lives take on a powerfully transforming quality.

Juicing is the BEST way to start….even if you don’t change a thing…….trust us!

Here’s our Life Transforming Supergreen ORGANIC Tonic!

4 ribs celery
1 cup spinach
1 cup parsley
1 inch fresh ginger root
1 lime with skin
3 golden delicious apples

ANY juicer can juice these greens and apples, and if some of the pulp is full of the un-juiced greens, put the pulp through the juicer again….It helps,

but it’s not really the best way to juice greens. If you can get a chance to review our Power Grind Pro Juicer page, you can see the ‘best’ juicer we have
ever seen when it comes to overall GREAT juicing; greens, carrots, fruits, vegetables…nuts, seeds and yes…wheatgrass!
Here’s to Joyful and Successful Juicing!
Jay and Linda Kordich