Rebuilding your stomach’s supply of hydrochloric acid and strengthening your digestive system is the first step in healing bloating, and I would go as far as to say, in healing most symptoms of dis-ease.
The stomach is a sodium organ, meaning it needs organic sodium to do its job and thrive. Celery, which is actually a herb, is extremely high in organic sodium.
Just to be clear, in this case, by organic sodium, I mean that the mineral sodium is from a living, usable and bioavailable source, unlike non-organic sodium from salt, which is not living and does not rebuild and regenerate the body.
WHY DO WE NEED TO JUICE THE CELERY, WHY NOT JUST EAT IT?
If you are experiencing bloating or other symptoms in the body, we can conclude that the stomach is not strong enough to digest properly.
When you eat the celery whole, the stomach has to first break it down, and THEN it can use the sodium. Breaking down means more work, more energy is used for digestion, and less energy is left for repair.
Plus, is the stomach even strong enough to break it down thoroughly and extract the healing nutrients?
By juicing the celery instead, you are giving your stomach all the sodium without any work, so it can use all its energy to heal and absorb nutrients. Also, if you think about celery juice as the exact medicine for the stomach and the remedy is 16 ounces, imagine how much celery you would have to eat to get that volume in your belly.
Drink 16 ounces or more of pure celery juice on an empty stomach DAILY, such as first thing in the morning or at least 2 hours of not eating.
The point of the juice is to strengthen your stomach, and celery is what heals it. If you mix it with other vegetables, you will be diluting the potency of this healing beverage. If it’s too potent and you can’t handle it, start with less and gradually work your way up. If it’s still too hard to handle you can start with cucumber juice which is easier to handle.
Wash one head of organic celery and pass it through a juicer. For best results, drink immediately on an empty stomach.
Frequently Asked Question: Can I make the juice ahead of time?
The juice is most potent when it’s consumed fresh, BUT getting the juice in your body is the most essential part, and if making it ahead of time means that you will actually drink it as opposed to never having it, then make it ahead of time.
LAST NOTE: Yes, it’s a b*#$h to clean the juicer every day, but the benefits totally outweigh all the work.
Good Luck! and Get Juicing:)