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.
Here’s a short interview I did a few months ago with the local PBS producer, Bill Shafer. He’s one of the nicest guys ever! It shows a bit of my background with Juicing and where I’ve been in the last 15 years. Hope you enjoy it.
Please let me know your thoughts. Also, don’t forget we have just launched our new juicer, the Power Grind Pro. It’s the best juicer I have ever used or endorsed.
Best of Health,
Linda and me in 2006
Jay and I have successfully raised two boys, who are now 27 and 25 years old. We taught them how to prepare natural foods and how to juice daily since they were quite young. Once they were 12 they actually knew all of the kitchen skills needed to live on their own. Now our oldest son is almost 27 years old, he is married and prepares fresh juice daily for her, plus he is an avid Vegan cook. Since our children were raised vegan/vegetarians since birth, unfortunately, when they were younger, one was just fine with lots of varities of fruits and veggies, while our oldest son really had a huge challenge with eating greens. Because of this challenge it has helped me become good at instructing others how to get the finicky eater out of the closet and into the kitchen!
Here are some great tips that we used and that REALLY work:
1. Sit down with your child and ask them what fruits and veggies they
like or so-so like. By identifying them this helps the parent focus
on the few or many, depending on the child, which juices to make
2. If they don’t want to do this, then show them online under fruit
and vegetable images which ones they can choose for themselves which
ones they either like or which ones they would be open to trying.
3. Once identified, then you can ask your child to come to the store
with you so they can HANDS ON get emotionally invested with their
parents and/or parent in the process. This way, they will be more
than likely to taste and drink the juice.
4. Now that you are back from the store, invite your child or your
children into the kitchen to help prepare the produce for washing.
5. Get the juicer out from under the cabinet and ask them to help get
a chair so that they can do the pushing of the fruits or veggies into
the juicer. THEY LOVE THIS part!
6. If your child is really picky, use a colored glass under the spout
so the colour of the veggies do not cause a negative reaction. The
taste, even if it’s vegetable based, will never taste like cooked
vegetables. They are always much sweeter in their raw state and more
nutritious as well.
7. We suggest you start off with a veggie and fruit juice combination
2 apples (not green as they are a bit tart but any other works fine
like golden delicious).
8. Once they taste this, they will be surprised at the sweetness of
the juice and then be more open to trying more daring veggie juice
9. If they are completely adverse to trying the carrot/apple combo,
then start with apple/celery combo, and if that doesn’t work, then try
apple/berries of any kind. Children love to drop berries into the
10. Once your children get the hang of juicing, they will begin to
open up the doors to the delicious and nutritious benefits of
vegetable juicing. Just remember to invite them into this world of
juicing so they become part and parcel to the entire process which
ensures success and a deeper bonding experience with them. WE also
suggest bringing Dad in on it too!