Alright y’all, time to answer some questions. Most of these I had myself when I started drinking celery juice. I wondered, why celery juice? What is in it? Why the F do I constantly have to go to the bathroom? The answers I found really helped me understand what it was that my body was going through. Sometimes it helps to understand exactly what is happening so that you don’t freak out and quit. Quitting is really not the best solution when you are trying to rid your body of some nasty toxins.
These toxins have clouded my brain. For YEARS. And it is time I ditch them. I am tired of being tired. Tired of my brain drifting off. Tired of my stomach hurting. Tired of my hormones going crazy during “that time” of the month.
I’m over it y’all.
So, I am sticking to the celery juice, even though it is painful. Literally. I’ll explain a little more in detail about that in a second. I think my biggest take away at the moment is that being uncomfortable is really the most important aspect of this whole journey. I realized this a few days ago. Being uncomfortable is what makes us grow. It makes us feel. It wakes us up to the world and what is going on right in front of our face. It brings us to our most vulnerable state and with that, you really find the definition of who you are.
I retreat to being comfortable. Just like everyone else.
But when is this cycle going to stop? The cycle of chronic issues, ADD/ADHD, unable to concentrate, being moody, having stomach issues. I mean, the list can literally go on. It is hard to make changes that don’t feel “normal.” It is hard to get passed the detox stage. It is hard to get out of bed at 4:15am to do yoga. There is always a “reason.”
So I tend to retreat. Back to my “normal.”
But not this time. This one little change, celery juice, has already made me so uncomfortable and you know what?
I love it.
It’s weird, I know. I am talking about celery juice. I bet you are thinking, “How does this all connect?”
Believe me, it connects.
Let’s get into the questions I had that helped me understand why the hell I should keep doing this to myself.
All my questions were answered by medicalmedium.com, this site is phenomenal when it comes to natural remedies and helping to heal some major health issues. I highly suggest you check them out.
Questions about celery juice:
- Do I have to drink celery juice on an empty stomach?
Yes. Drinking on an empty stomach allows your digestive system to absorb all the beneficial properties of the mineral salts present in celery juice. It sets your digestive tract up for the entire day and allows it to function at optimal levels.
2. Can I add anything to it like lemon or any other fruit or veggie?
No. By doing so, you dilute the potency of the healing properties. Having a juice filled with fantastic veggies and fruits is an awesome source of vitamins and could be consumed later in the day. But celery juice is best alone, and first thing in the morning.
3. How much celery juice do I drink?
1 stalk. One stalk of celery usually provides you with about 16 oz of juice.
4. Can I add ice?
No. Again it dilutes the healing properties. I know, ice is something I dig on too, especially first thing in the morning. But what I have learned is that cold beverages, especially first thing in the morning, actually contracts your intestinal tract and add stress to it. So, consuming your celery juice at the temperature it comes out of the juicier is the best way to go. Plus you get use to it.
5. Is having diarrhea normal?
Yes. And yes I went there. I have to man, this was the biggest question we had when we first started juicing. And this is what made me take so many breaks. I was tired of rushing to the bathroom. But what I learned is that, celery juice flushes your system of toxins. Well, those toxins have to go somewhere. So yes, it is totally normal and you actually want this to happen. It means you are getting rid of all the nasty crap that makes you feel, well, nasty.
6. Why does my stomach hurt after drinking celery juice?
This is my biggest reason for retreating back to my comfort zone. My stomach. I have always had stomach issues growing up. So when my stomach gets compromised, I tend to back the train up and retreat to what is comfortable. BUT what I learned and was the biggest thing that has helped me push through this time around is that your stomach WILL hurt. And for valid reason to. See, we all have a main nerve called the vagus nerve. It sends signals to the heart, lungs and digestive tract. When our bodies are filled with neurotoxins, those neurotoxins can create inflammation within this nerve.
Celery juice cleans these neurotoxins off the vagus nerve, which can create an uncomfortable reaction.
Some digestive tracts are filled with bacteria like, E. Coli and Streptococcus and when these bacterias are killed off by the healing properties of celery, it can create spasms within the stomach that can be painful. So hang in there.
7. I feel extremely tired after drinking celery juice. Why?
Feeling tired is actually normal. When your body goes through detoxification, it is normal to feel your symptoms increase. Individuals who have toxins in their blood caused by Epstein Barr and Streptococcus will especially feel an increase of their symptoms during this stage.
While this stage is brief, it can be extremely difficult to get passed. Just know that once you get passed this stage, the hard and painful journey will be totally worth it.
8. Can I just eat celery instead of juicing it?
No. Juicing it releases the mineral salts that contain the healing properties. When you eat celery, you are eating the fiber as well, which is great but what we are looking for is the juice containing the mineral salts to help heal the body.
Any more questions?
I hope this helped bring some more understanding to the whole subject. Don’t let this scare you and stop you from drinking it. Knowing all this actually helped my stay strong and push through. For the last two months I would go for four days straight then take a 2-3 day break. One, because of the bathroom thing and two because my stomach hurt. Then I read all this information and I decided to go a full two weeks without stopping.
Wish me luck!
Being uncomfortable. That is what is giving me strength right now.
See how I connected the two?
Happy pushing through!
Got any more questions? I’d love to hear them.
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