As many of you know, I am super into GUT HEALTH (must have this book) and GOOD SKIN! I recently had my blood work taken to check on my hormone levels and all my nutrient absorption levels after spending the last 8 months off gluten. My test 8 months ago came back extremely alarming. I was deficient in everything and my hormone levels were so out of wack. This lead to my gluten allergy diagnosis. It’s incredible and life changing to get your levels checked. Being balanced is everything! You will feel incredible. I’m deficient in just a few things this time (yay and hormones all balanced) and turned to my MEDICAL MEDIUM BOOK for some answers. Your doctor can and will help create a plan to have your body operate at it’s best condition. SUPPLEMENTS 101 will give you a little peek into what I take and how it’s improving my overall health. (posting it next week) When I started reading about the healing properties of celery juice I knew I had to give it a try.
I’ve been drinking straight celery juice on an empty stomach for SEVEN days now. Here is what I’m noticing……
Just 16 ounces of celery juice each day can change your gut health in as little as one week. This means increased energy, aids in digestion (aka no bloat), clears up skin conditions. I’m noticing more energy and less bloating. When you have autoimmune disease like Celiacs, Hashimoto, or gluten allergies you can get extremely bloated when eating the wrong foods. Celery is rich in vitamin A, magnesium, and iron, which all help to nourish the blood. Celery juice is also rich in organic sodium content, meaning it has the ability to dislodge calcium deposits from the joints and hold them in solution until they can be eliminated safely from the kidneys
My Waistline is SHRINKING….
Celery juice kicks one of the worst symptoms of digestion to the curb: bloating. Celery juice is an effective natural diuretic, and along with its ability to flush toxins out of the body, it reduces bloated abdomens and edema, too. With my stomach acid raised and my digestion improved, I wasn’t bloated once during my experiment with celery juice—since everything was running smoothly through my system and digesting well, there was no chance for food to get backlogged, sit there undigested, and therefore cause gas to build up. (wink) I know I hate talking about this stuff but honestly it’s worth mentioning.
KEEPS ME ON TRACK MENTALLY…
Drinking this when starting my day reminds me of my goals for a healthy body. I look at my body in a different way then I used to. I used to just want to be skinny. I didn’t care what diet I was on, as long as I was thin. (horrible i know!) Now that I’m older and wiser I look for organic and whole foods to maintain my health and body weight.
You can’t beat the skin glow when you are extra hydrated and your skin cells get a boost of nutrients. I crave this look! I will drink this forever if I can keep my skin looking dewy!
FEELINGS OF CALM & SECURE
Celery is a major alkaline food. This means it helps to purge the body of toxins and it cleanses the liver and bloodstream like nothing else. It helps to smooth out upset nerves and soothe any tensions from stress. I found drinking celery juice to have an amazingly calming and relaxing effect on my mind, body, and emotions. It gives me the go-go-go mentality when drinking it. In fact…..I haven’t had any caffeine this week. Instead I need a good EVENING TEA to help slow me down. I’m usually at every starbucks drive thru (those pink drinks thooo) or downing a good diet coke. I’m hoping to quit both!
Also feeling safe and secure in your own health is everything. I can’t begin to tell you how anxious I can get when I’m eating the wrong things. My mind and body react like it’s poison and send me spiraling. I can’t explain it. But gluten gives me anxiety, brain fog, moodiness, weight gain, depression. It can really affect you, so be careful. Not to get on a tangent but when I was in Europe my body was able to process gluten just fine. Do you know the FDA rules and regulations for processing wheat are different in the US? Europe has banned and made it illegal to process wheat the same way USA does. Pretty terrible huh!
Drinking and eating foods that are organic give me all the good feelings. Something I’ve learned to cherish.
pro-tip If you go to a juice stand or market to get your juices made fresh bring your own METAL STRAW! I have my own JUICER but lately prefer my organic market so I don’t have to clean my machine every day. If you want a good juicer I have THIS ONE. I also have a great GREEN JUICE RECIPE here.
I wrote about how my Melasma (hyperpigmentation) acted out with stress and gluten. Read more below.