Have you enjoyed fresh celery juice first thing in the morning?
If you haven’t you’re in for a refreshing surprise! Touted as a cure all for inflammation and digestion, it falls short of a miracle. It does however, boost stomach acid improving the total pH of your digestive tract; stress being a major inhibitor of proper chemistry as it leads to systemic inflammation and poor digestive motility. Celery has 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) a compound researched to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. With high amounts of polyacetylene, it balances the orthomolecular pressure across the tissue barrier of the joints leading to decreased inflammation and pain associated with Gout and Arthritis. Translated to the rest of the body, fluids carry nutrition, oxygen, and waste more easily throughout the entire system. Apigenin anyone? This vital nutrient packs a punch aimed at cancer cells. Maybe you’ve failed to become Insta-famous, then celery’s luteolin is what you want. Protect your baby’s soft skin from those dangerous UV rays, no titanium dioxide needed!
– It may taste funny to your over sensitized taste buds. With a diet consisting of processed foods and sweeteners we can become over stimulated to raw organic fruits and vegetables. Vital to do breaks from SAD diet (Standard American Diet) with a detoxification program, caloric fasting or juice cleanse.
– Your stomach may want to purge the celery juice (Nausea/Vomiting). Nausea and vomiting are often related to decreased Vagal Tone. Your Vagus Nerve is your rest digest and heal gauge. If you are having chronic stomach problems this may be your underlying dysfunction.
– Your colon may want to clear a path for its elimination (diarrhea). Often the celery salts will have a diuretic effect on the body, especially if there is systemic inflammation. As you clear the “water weight” this usually reduces over time. Additional microbial imbalances in the digestive tract could cause longer duration of lose stools.
Stick with it, it may just change you.
With love Dr. John
“Chemistry is, well technically, chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change” ~Walter White