View Full Version : Best Juicer for limited budget, to help heal cancer?
08-21-2008, 12:50 AM
My Mother was just diagnosed with Stage 4 uterine cancer and I was so down about how all we have is a crappy $30 blender and I was just posting last night in my blog about how I desperately wanted to get enough money to get her a juicer. I know juicing is healing, I use to work in the juice bar at Wild Oats before they closed and I met many cancer patients who were doing juicing for either all their healing or to help with the conventional treatments as well. I had many order spinach/beet juice daily to help their cancer.
We just got blessed with a little extra money since my blog post last night and I see this as a sign to get a juicer. However we have a budget. I cannot spend over about $200 (sorry, had to edit that). We will be juicing a lot of leafy greens I assume (haven't officially read just yet about which veggies were best for cancer healing), and I remember the commercial grade juicer at Wild Oats, you had to juice something "juicy" after sticking beets and spinach to help "push" it out, so I don't mind something like that. I just need to find the right one for my budget that works and hopefully EASY to clean as I will be the one having to clean it since she won't always be able (she has a massive tumor and can barely stand right now). I cannot have anything that takes forever to clean, I homeschool 5 kids as well. The juicer I had at my old job took at least 10-15 minutes, but then again, it was commercial grade, and huge.
I have heard so much good and bad about Champion. And Omega I have heard good. I cannot afford anything more than $200 so please do not suggest anything more. If it can handle wheat grass that'd be a plus but not something I have to have.
Oh and please suggest juicers that push a lot of juice. Back when juicing became TV trendy, my Mom bought me the Juiceman Jr. and you had to shove like almost a whole bag of carrots in it to get one small glass of carrot juice, we are very low income so we need something that gives us the most juice without having to stick a lot of veggies in it.
Thanks a lot in advance.
08-21-2008, 02:23 AM
I like the Jack LaLane Juicer and you can usually get it for no more than 100= hsn.com use to carry it. Your local department store might carry it. You can also do a web search........
08-21-2008, 05:24 AM
I also think the Jack Lalanne would be the one. I've had mine for several years and love it. I know it's not as good as the more expensive ones like the Champion, Green Star, Omega, Norwalk, etc., but it's better than nothing and I'm very satisfied with mine. The juice is delicious and it's easy to clean. (I've never tried wheatgrass, though, so I'm not sure about that.) If there is a Bed, Bath and Beyond near you, you could get it there. I think they're about $99.00. And there's always those 20% off coupons out there floating around. (I have some that I would be glad to send you if you don't have any. At the Bed, Bath and Beyond near me they never expire.) I pray that your mom will get better.
08-21-2008, 06:46 AM
No, the Jack LaLanne will most likely not juice wheat grass. But I think it's a very good machine and will serve your needs. Blessings to you and your mom.
08-21-2008, 07:59 AM
i take a big around 4 gallom soup type pot ,
then i buy at home depot / lowes / hardware
a package of two 5 gallon size ' paint strainer '
bags . which are nylon mesh with elastic around
the top of bag . you line the pot with the bag then
drape elastic edge around outside of pot so it
stays tightly in place . (though instead of bags
you could also use a fine metal mesh kitchen strainer) .
then take your plant matter in a blender half full of
water and blend it up , then pour into strainer
lined pot , then lift up bag and squeeze out all juices .
i many times also reblend the pulp with more water
and refilter to get all the juice out .
now exactly how healthy blending is for juices i
cant say , but ide say that the water prevents
it from getting heated up as it would in many type
juicers so thats a plus .
and one could always put their produce in a big pot
and smash it up with some type tool / impliment
then add water and strain to get the juice out .
something heavy maybe , like if you could make a
perfectly square / cube of 5 pounds with a long
handle attatched so you could crush all the juice
out of pulp .
maybe before hand cut it up into
small peices with a big knife .
and with a pot and paint strainer method
theres a million ways you could before hand
crush up the plants to then be added to
water and strained , you just have to look
around for a easy / quick / clean way / tool
to do the crushing . ask some men you know
if they can come up with an impliment
to crush the plants in a pot with .
and in closing its my opinion that the blender
juicing method would make healthier juice
than any high speed spinning type juicer
you could buy for under $200 because the
blender wouldnt heat the juice up . i'll bring
back a link from the ' global juice feast '
site where theyre into blending juices , it'd
be a great site for your ma / you to join up
and meet / confer with other juice fasters / feasters .
08-21-2008, 08:02 AM
global juice feast link =
08-21-2008, 08:05 AM
and heres link to a great thread on cancer , in this thread theres
many excellent links to the greatest cancer healers . not to mention great advice from members here . link =
08-21-2008, 08:06 AM
The Breville juicers are excellent and have good reviews. They're used by many cancer patients. They have 4 models to choose from. You can purchase it with coupons at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Macys, among other stores or on-line.
Amazon has reviews on most juicers. You can also check out the cancer forums to see what others use.
No matter which chooser you decide on, you will need a lot of produce.
08-21-2008, 08:12 AM
wheat grass grows fast and is VERY hardy , can get seed
cheap and grow outdoors probably right til
first snow .
shred carrots up with manual grater or in blender with some water
before straining juice out .
08-21-2008, 09:44 AM
Forgot to mention-the way to get more juice is to use a lot of watery fruits & veggies like cucumber, zucchini, celery, apples. You can end up making a simple juice sticking with those. Green apples are more recommended for cancer patients because they have less sugar than the red.
08-21-2008, 06:04 PM
You could try ebay for a Champion or a Green Star Juicer (Green Star was previously sold as Green Machine and a couple of other names also). New Green Stars are pricy, over $400. I have read the Green Star is one of the best because it uses twin gears which gets a high percentage of juice and does not cause heat to develop. I have also read in several places that the Jack Laliane juicer is the best centrifuge type. I have a Green Star and it is a little slow (i had a cheap type before) and a few parts to clean. You can get the hang of cleaning it quickly after a few uses. I know Green Star will do wheat grass juice.
08-22-2008, 11:28 PM
Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions. After reading these and doing more searching on here I was able to score a used Champion Juicer for less than $100 from an Ebay seller with 100% feedback! Thanks so much everyone!
09-22-2008, 03:34 PM
You said earlier "If it can handle wheat grass that'd be a plus but not something I have to have." but I think that this would be the most important reason to have a juicer in your circumstance. The green juices are the ones you need and wheatgrass is the best, where as the fruit juices are good but have a high sugar content which is no so good for dealing with cancer. That includes carrot which also has a high sugar content.
Checkout Ann Wigmores books or even Steve Meyerowitz books on wheatgrass they would definatly be worth a read.
There are many alternative therapy treatments which can benfit a patient without interfering with the conventional route ie. homeopathy,acupuncture even massage.
Wishing you the best.
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