Juice Fasting

Posted to Subscribers on 27 Dectember 2014


Dear Subscribers,

It's not quite Sunday, but I have two video recommendations — that, however, beg to be prefaced by a couple of remarks.

In the many years that I have been doing what I do, it has been etched on my psyche that this is the time of year that we make resolutions, one of which is to live in a healthier way. The trick, of course, is not to break the resolutions! I was planning to write a list of priorities, such as which problems to solve and why, because some are clearly more important than others, but let's watch the two films.

The first is about water. Yes, we know this already, but do we?


Just because we are broadly familiar with the work of Dr. Emoto or many others who have talked about pollution or purification, water's structure, or its memory does not mean that we "get it" because there is so much more to understand. This film sets a lovely stage for some of the work we want to do at the Institute, but it is also directly pertinent to the second film which, unfortunately, I cannot endorse 100%. I believe we ought to watch it because it is a gift of hope, but there are some caveats and I would be remiss if I failed to mention them.

The video is free for a couple of days.


First of all, if you have been following my work, you know I heartily endorse juicing. For example, when I was consulting in Germany, I would often choose the patients with the worst prognosis and most terrible looking blood and insist on juice fasting. Within one-to-three days, they always surpassed the other patients in terms of how their blood appeared. In this film, you see a cute animation of a fish in a bowl, a metaphor I have often used to describe how the red and white blood cells swim in a sea of plasma, sometimes quite ghastly looking plasma. You begin to see improvements almost immediately with juice fasting. So far, there is little to fault but when you see trays of juice placed on tables, you know that some of the juice has oxidized before being served and this is a very serious no no. Juice must be consumed immediately, and this is a necessary nuisance because it means that the fruits or vegetables that are to be used should only be washed, not cut, before being brought to the juicer and that each glass of juice needs to be prepared one at a time for each person. Yes, you can keep the juicer running and serve a couple or three glasses in sequence but you cannot put them on trays and wait for people to come back from exercising to drink the juice. This is a very serious error in the presentation of the film.

The second caveat is that it possible to prescribe juices on the basis of symptoms so given the diversity of medical conditions shown in this film, the ingredients could have been selected based on need. In this film, attention was directed to cabbage juice for colitis, but absolutely every condition can be addressed with fine tuning. I happen to like the book on juicing by Heinerman. His recipes are supported by some absolutely fascinating research.


The third caveat is that the length of time for successful juice fasting is implied to be 28 days. No one says this exactly, but there is fairly solid evidence pointing to the need to continue for 42 days, at least where malignancies are concerned.

Lastly, herbs can be added to juice. This can be done with extracts, drops, or by juicing the herbs that lend themselves to juicing. For example, basil can be considered a culinary herb or medicinal plant, especially holy basil or tulsi. It as well as gotu kola and turmeric and countless other medicinal plants make excellent additives to juice. This is just a comment, not caveat. I am merely saying that while the film makes the efficacy of juicing abundantly clear, it is not the best reference available when it comes to procedures and recipes.

Still, what we need to consider is that the juice found in plants is precious because of its purity and special characteristics . . . and as demonstrated in the first film, just casual contact of a plant with water changes the water. We should have reverence for juice and the water in the plants. While I have been writing this, Dr. Indunil has been skyping me saying more or less what I have already written. She had diabetic patients off their insulin in one day and blood sugar normalized in a week when she was working in clinics in India and Europe. This is very easy when you understand nutrition and herbs.

This said, we are going to be holding out the tin cup soon. In the meantime, please think about the ways you can help us get the Institute off the ground. We are open to donations, interest-free loans, crowdfunding, time sharing, and even pre-bookings.


Blessings and love,


Copyright by Ingrid Naiman 2014

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