For the past ten years or so we have seen several books being published that take juicing to another level. Some books however are not focusing on the basics of juicing, which I intend on helping to keep in the forefront so that we don’t lose our way as we progress deeper into the teaching of juicing. The basics of juicing deal with the BASIC JUICING COMBINATIONS and why Dr. Walker and Dr. Gerson created them. Today I am going to focus on SPINACH. The benefits of spinach and other basics need to be shared again so that we can see just how powerfully healing Spinach is. It is the most powerful stomach healer for the entire digestive tract. (stomach, duodenum and small intestines. It also helps the thyroid, the large intestine, eye troubles, headaches, high blood pressure. ONE pint per day combined with carrots is the key. 60% carrots to 40% spinach. ALL of this must be in organic form.
Unfortunately for those of us who do yearly or bi-yearly colonics, this does not help the small intestine, only the large. To find vegetables or greens that can heal and detoxify our small intestine is quite rare, so please juice more spinach. It may take a month to see long term results, but it is well worth it.
Should we be juicing baby spinach or adult spinach? This is a common question we get asked. Honestly, we prefer the adult spinach, as it’s had time to assimilate all the nutrients more than the baby spinach. Baby spinach is good for salads, as they are sweeter than the adult versions. Always organic, though please.
Here’s the tonic: (for 1)
3 cups spinach (raw)
Start off juicing the spinach (1 cup) then flush through with 4 carrots, then use another cup of spinach, then flush through with 3 more carrots, then use the last cup of spinach, and flush through with the rest of the carrots.
Drink immediately, but slowly. Do this twice per day, and within 24 hours, you should be feeling tremendously better. Linda and I juice at least two quarts per week of this basic tonic.
A wee bit of information about Oxalic Acid:
Dr. Walker always taught me that Oxalic Acid is found in cooked and canned spinach. Oxalic Acids crystalize in our kidneys, thus forming kidney stones. When cooked, the Oxalic Acid atoms become inorganic as a result of excessive heat and may form Oxalic Acid crystals in the kidneys as mentioned above.
Here’s some very interesting information on Spinach you should know;