Raw juice therapy is a method of treatment of disease through an exclusive diet of juices of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. Worked out by Dr. H.K. Bakhru, who claims that it is the most effective way to restore health and rejuvenate the body. Those who experienced this raw juice therapy claim that the eliminative and cleansing capacity of the organs of elimination, namely lungs, liver, kidneys and the skin, is greatly increased.
All that brings a physiological rest to the digestive and assimilative organs. Sound great doesn't it?
Well, the thing is explained by the fact that juices are extracted from plants and fruits. That is why they possess definite medicinal properties. Besides specific medicinal virtues, raw juice has extraordinary revitalizing effect on practically all the organs, glands and functions of the body. And it is just very tasty, too.
Well, they say, that the favorable effects of raw juice exercise beneficial effect in normalizing all the body functions and help supply needed elements for the body's own healing activity. They require no digestion and are assimilated directly in the bloodstream.
Moreover, any raw juice is extremely rich in alkaline elements that help in normalizing acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues, as there is over-acidity in most conditions of ill health.
For example, those who suffer from acne are recommended to drink raw juice of grapes, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach, or any raw desserts. Insomniacs will benefit by apple, grapes, lemon, lettuce, carrot and celery raw juice. And lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion, celery and spinach will help you avoid catching cold. But here arises the question. "...Why should I drink those raw juice if I can just eat fruits &and vegetables?" The reason is simple - the cellulose has to go through the digestive tract and this can take several hours and much of positive minerals are just lost. Raw juice, on the other hand, is assimilated and absorbed very quickly into the blood stream. By juicing fruits and vegetables you lose only the fiber, but this means that a much higher quantity of nutrients is available in the juices.
But of course, it is silly thinking that raw juice therapy is the panacea- one should follow some precautions, necessary in adopting an exclusive diet of raw juice therapy. First, only fresh ripe fruits and vegetables should be used for extraction of juices and the raw juice drank immediately - raw juice oxidizes rapidly and loses their medicinal value in storage, even under refrigeration.
It is especially important to dilute raw juice in water on 50:50 basis or mixed with other sweet juice in some specific conditions such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, arthritis and high blood pressure. Besides, because of differing process of action, fruit and vegetable juices should not be used at the same time or mixed together. When on the raw juice therapy, the prescribed juice should be taken every two or three hours.