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Juicers: Which is Best for Healing?

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Green Star Juicer

Green Star Juicer

Okay, here’s the lowdown on juicers and why the two-stage juicers are better than the centrifigal juicers.  The problem with centrifigal juicers is two-fold.  (1) The centrifigal action of the machine causes the juice to heat up and to be thrown around quickly and violently  – destroying the enzymes and other valuable nutrients your body needs.  (2) In addition to heating up the juice, the centrifigal juicers actually leave a lot of nutrients in the pulp.  With the two-stage juicers, the pulp is pressed so every bit of of the nutrients is pressed into the juice.

So, what are the options?  Here’s what I found.  There are a lot of websites that recomment the Norwalk Juicer.  This is a two-stage juicer with a starting price of approximately $2,000.  This is an easy to operate juicer.  Many cancer patients have used the Norwalk Juicer with great success.  Now, before you start freaking out, Mom, that’s not the only option.  The website, “Healing Cancer Naturally” had this to say about juicers:

While Dr. Gerson’s conclusions may seem to impose the use of a grinding-plus-pressing type of juicer (such as the Norwalk) for more seriously ill cancer patients to properly heal, there are others such as cancer victor Bob Davis who do not recommend any specific juicer while observing that ‘often a juice fasting procedure is all that is needed for successfully treating cancer. …I have seen many people make complete recoveries from cancer by juicing alone’.

From my own research, the winner among juicers in the general category is the Green Star: it clearly appears to be the best juicer overall for health purposes – so much so that I purchased a Green Star myself and have made it the only product (apart from certain books) that I expressly endorse and highly recommend on this extensive site.”    Source:  Healing Cancer Naturally

Their website listed a source for the Green Star GS-1000 juicer for $399.  The retail for this juicer is $479.  Amazon sells it for $419.  This is a two-stage juicer, comes with a 5-year warranty, and the customer service (according to the customer reviews) is very good from the company.

Here’s the link from Discount Juicers for the Green Star GS-1000 Juicer.  This is the basic model and doesn’t incloude the coarse screen for juicing some fruit (like pear) that might be more pulpy.  It also doesn’t include a drip tray or a strainer.  You can decide for yourself if you need those three items.  I don’t think you need the drip tray or the strainer – but you might consider getting the course screen since you’re going to be juicing a lot of fruit.  The Green Star GS-2000 Juicer runs $419 and has those three things.  Amazon offers it for $439. 

I found another site (2-life.com) that offers the Green Star GS-2000 for $365 (using coupon code: gs2000).  The price on their site says $439.  But, if you use the coupon code (which can be entered on the third screen in the check-out process), the price will go down to $365 — PLUS they offer FREE shipping!  Click here to order from 2-life.com.

I read the reviews on the Green Star from many sites.  I found a lot of people who used the Green Star (and some who had even used the Norwalk and liked the Green Star better).  There were many testimonies of people who were successful using the Green Star juicer during their recovery from cancer.

Here’s a link where the various types of juicers are compared according to their features.  The Norwalk is listed, as is the JuiceMan.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the orage comparison chart.

Here is a review I found for the Green Star juicer:

This is the best juicer we have used and we have tried many. I had developed skin cancer and started using this juicer to juice 2 quarts of carrot and apple juice and 1 quart of leafy green vegetable juice, which I drink 8 oz. glasses of spread throughout the day. The cancer abated. The juicer is fantastic. It is quiet, easy to use and easy to clean. We highly recommend it. Even my children (8 years old and up) can use it safely. We also use it to juice wheatgrass, which almost no other juicer can effectively juice unless it is a wheatgrass juicer only. This machine crushes the food then presses it into a dry pulp squeezing nearly every drop of juice out of almost anything. It’s Great! If you need a juicer, this is the one. Nothing else comes close. We only wish it came in a solid stainless steel version.”  Steward Tnias – Colorado

Here is a testimonial from Shirley (the website owner of Shirley’s Wellness Cafe) about her husband’s victory over cancer using juicing:

“At the beginning of this year (1996), the doctor told my husband that he had cancer of the lung. He refused surgery/chemo, etc. Instead, I immediately began to treat my husband with raw vegetable juice and herbal remedies.  Over the months, doctors have continued to monitor my husband’s tumor with CAT scan and PET scan. The tumor has completely stopped growing and to this day my husband is doing fine.”     Source:  Raw Food and Juicing’s Amazing Power

This is the testimony from a minister who was diagnosed with colon cancer 17 years ago – but who beat it using juicing and other natural therapies.

“Shortly after being told that I had colon cancer seventeen years ago, on the advice of a friend, I switched overnight from a typical American diet of meat, dairy, sugar desserts and pizza… to an all-raw diet of fruits and vegetables, with one to two quarts of carrot juice daily. Immediately I started to get well, and within one year, every physical problem I had was gone!

All these years of personal experience and research have revealed that the fastest way to restore the body to wellness is through the use of raw vegetable juices! We have found that many digestive systems are not functioning well and the sicker the person, the more difficult it is to digest and assimilate the nutrients in raw vegetables, because they contain the pulp or fiber. But with the pulp or fiber removed, the nutrients can pass directly into the blood stream and within minutes are feeding the cells and restoring the immune system.

But here is where the problem begins. What kind of juicer. My research has revealed that there are only two basic types of juicers on the market today, although there are many different manufacturers. They are the centrifugal juicers (any juicer with a spinning basket) and the mastication juicers. Both types separate the juice from the fiber so that you can drink the pure juice. With the pulp or fiber removed, the nutrients do not have to go through the long and energy-consuming process of digestion… thus the nutrients can pass directly into the blood stream. It is almost like intravenous feeding! The most important thing to remember about juicing is that the very purpose of juicing is to remove the pulp or fiber so the nutrients can go to work immediately without going through the digestive process. Advantages in bypassing the digestive system are that this allows for very minimal loss of the nutrients before they reach our cells, and also this saves our body from expending energy for digestion. We need fiber in our food, but not in our juice.

So if we are going to purchase a juicer, should we buy a centrifugal or a mastication type juicer? At the Gerson Clinic in Mexico, they are healing the “incurables” (lung cancer, spreading melanoma, lymphoma, brain cancer, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus, migraines, etc.) through the use of freshly-extracted raw vegetable juices. These people at the Gerson Clinic are the most knowledgeable people I know to ask what kind of juicer works best. So what do they teach? They teach that only mastication-type juicers will do the job because centrifugal juicers leave most of the nutrients in the pulp, which then gets thrown away. ( I have seen a laboratory report where they ran five pounds of carrots through a centrifugal juicer and a mastication-type juicer, and the mastication-type juicer removed three to four times more nutrients than the centrifugal.) The mastication-type juicer leaves very few nutrients in the pulp. We recommend only mastication juicers.”    Rev. George Malkmus, Hallelujah Acres

Rev. George Malkmus has an article called “Why Juice?” that you can read too — that includes some interesting facts about why we should juice when we’re trying to heal our bodies of any infirmity.

Well, Mom, this is getting really long.  I have some other juicing stories.  But, I’ll create them as separate posts.

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Written by Tracey

September 6, 2008 at 6:18 am

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  1. Oh, thank you sooooo much for doing all the research for these juicers. Dad and I ordered the Green Star 2000 tonight and took advantage of the great coupon that was offered. So now we’re ready to juice when Marc picks up our first Bountiful Basket of yummy fruits and vegies. Thanks again.

    Mom

    Julia

    September 7, 2008 at 12:24 am

  2. My husband, Keith, absolutely LOVES our new Green Star 2000. He’s like a kid with a new toy. As a retired Quality Control engineer, Keith is really impressed with the quality of this juicer. It weighs about 30 lbs. or so and very stable when you are using it. And, after making his 1st batch of carrot juice for me, he was amazed at what a small amount of pulp was left compared to what he’d been experiencing with our centrifigal juicer.

    The taste is what I noticed. It tastes like the same sweet and delicious carrot juice but only more concentrated. It is richer and even has a creamy texture. And, about half the foam on top as a centrifigal juicer.

    When we placed our order at the 2-life link in the article, it said to put in the gs2000 coupon code. We did and we were pleasantly surprised that this coupon was worth $74 off the price of $439 PLUS it came with FREE shipping. We could also order a fruit plug for an additional $5.00 (which we did) but it already came with a lot of other stuff. So, our total order came to $370 and it was delivered by UPS on 9/11/08. I tell you all this because when I went to their website, their sale was until 9/12/08 so Tracey just happened to find them when they were on sale.

    If you intend on ordering one of these… which we highly recommend…you may want to give them a call. Their number is on their website. And, a real, live human answers the phone! And, he was very nice and knowledgable about his products.

    Can you tell we are all jazzed about our new juicer? Oh, and it’s so quiet. And, it comes with an instruction DVD and shows you how to make fresh fruit sorbet that I started salivating watching them make strawberry, blueberry & mango sorbet. Talk about a grandkid pleasing dessert… can’t wait for David to taste this! 🙂

    Julia

    juliahall

    September 13, 2008 at 9:38 pm

  3. Thank you, this has been very helpful!!!

    Isabel

    April 5, 2009 at 5:55 am


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