I am new to this site and need some help.
I am almost 50 and am trying to get a little healthier with my eating. I am thinking of trying juicing but will also have some limitations.
I have a health issue I have been batteling for 33 years now called Interstitital Cystitis. www.ic-network.com if you need more information about this condition. Part of the problem is going to be my food limitations as there are very few fruits I can tolerate and acidic veggies will be out. This is one of the reasons why I want to try juicing. I can't take much in the way of multiple vitamins due to the flares they cause with this bladder condition but yet I am in need of the nutrients because my diet is lacking in some things.
So I don't want to spend a lot of money on one but yet one that is decent if I am going to try this. I have been recently told by a Dr. that synethic vitamins aren't that good for you and I am now trying some whole foods childrens chewables that I can tolerate ok.
Basically I am looking for some guidance here. I was thinking about the Jack La Lanne one but would really like to hear what you all have to say.
Thanks in advance,
Breville Juice Fountain
I had a Waring pro but I grew out of it. I just got the Breville. I LOVE IT. It makes tons of juice without stopping. It juices whole smaller apples so less chopping. IT is very easy to clean.
My next juicer is going to be the champion. It can make nut butters. My friend has Jack Lalaine it is ok for her she said it is user friendly but I like my Breville. I got it at BED BAth and beyond. Look for the 20% off coupon in the sunday paper. THey also have the Breville replacement parts if needed.
Raw for 3 weeks now. 100% more energy.
I'm on a horribly tight budget. But since I value my health, especially in this toxic day and age, I saved up my money and got a Greenstar for several hundred dollars. It puts out a grade of juice that's medicinal; it's not going to oxidize quickly like a Champion and there's no centrically spinning basket to put an unwanted ion on the molecule of juice.
No more ideas anyone? If I only could spend about a hundred dollars for one now, what in your opionion would give me the most bang for my buck?
Hello! I wanted to mention the Jack Lalane, it is about $100 and it is what I have. It juices pretty good...I am also new to all of this and my husband was not ready to spend a whole lot...if i had my way i would get the Greenstar, but for the money I think the Jack Lalane does pretty good. It is very easy to clean, puts out a lot of juice (in my opinion) and you can also juice whole (small) apples.
I juice daily 2 veggies and 1 fruit.
I did some minimal research on IBS and raw diet...ironically I saw one article saying to stay away from raw vegetables! But then I saw another forum where a lady changed to a raw diet and has noticed a consierable improvement!
I am not a doctor by any means, but I don't see how getting the best nurtrients you can out of juicing can harm. Maybe the Jack Lalane Power Juicer is a good choice?!
Good luck, if I see any more information I will send it your way!
I am excited, I found a brand new Jack La Lane Power Juicer on Ebay and just won the auction for $40.00. I think it will work for now.
I am so excited for you! That is a great price!!! You are right, that should work just fine! I can tell you my favorite recipe (my own little concoction) is 2-3 carrots, 1 tomato, 1/4 of a beet, 1/2 a cucumber and a small apple. It is very yummy! Granted, its not something I nurse...I just take a straw and drink. Not too fast...but enough to be done...you know? I look forward to seeing how you like it! :)
I bought the Weston Manual Wheat Grass Juicer from Amazon.com for $30.
It does much more than just wheatgrass.
Buy this juicer, and then save the extra money and space in your kitchen to buy a vitamix.
I can get so many more veggies in with my vitamix, plus the pulp is still there.
Savory smoothies made with baby spinach, avocado, and carrots in the vitamix are so delicious and nutritious.
~I am only interested in results. If something works, then an explanation is really just an intellectual exercise. ~
I can tell right now my biggest challenge with this is going to be my bladder issues. I think the red grapes I had for a snack last night are bothering me. I was up several times more than usual last night and I am still hurting today.
No tomatoes for me, I know they go into a lot of drinks I just can't use them.
I am excited about all of this. I think my BF is a little skeptical of me doing this, he knows the diet limitations I have. But I am going to give this a shot. Even if I can't get 100% it should help.
Originally Posted by iaborn42
I don't know if you have look into liquid vitamins. I take 1 oz. Body Balance everyday and love it. It taste great and I get all my vitamins and minerals in a aloe base. )Ou cannot get it in the stors it's only available online. Google it to find out more.
Hopefully juicing will work for you also.
Nice suggestions. It is very helpful to me. Really enjoyed this thread.
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