Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Cris

Making Vegetable Juice Instead Of Eating Raw Veggies

Recommended Posts

I've been gluten free for about three weeks and have finally gotten to a point of abdominal comfort as long as I hold off on eating lots of fiber. My doctor advised to cook all veggies until they are mush. I know this must cut their nutritional value to almost nothing. I finally had the idea to make vegetable juice with lots of lettuce and spinach for greens and a few carrots for taste. I had my first dose of this an hour ago and so far so good. It's funny (actually not so funny), but the kind of bloat and discomfort I get from, say, broccoli is so much more uncomfortable and painful than what I would get from eating too much almond butter or anything non-veggie. Does anyone have good or bad things to say about juicing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


I think it's a really good idea. I like juicing fruits and veggies with lots of ginger. The ginger adds a nice flavor and calms abdominal pain as well :)


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drink a V-8 daily and it works well for me. I am looking for a juicer now.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I lived outside of Chicago, I had a rather large box of organic lettuce and greens delivered to my door every week for about $20.00 which is really cheap. I juiced every day for months and the nutrition I got from this was much better than taking vitamins. I think it really helped me heal. I wasn't able to eat too much of anything before this. When you do juice though, you have to consume it right away. It spoils really quickly. I went to Dr. Mercola in Schaumburg, IL, and he told me about juicing. He has a pretty popular website now and he has lots of info about juicing on there. His website is www. mercola.com.


Kim

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1995

Candida Problems 1996

Low Thyroid 2001

Gluten Free 2002

Dairy Free 2007

Egg/Onion/Garlic Free 2007

SIBO (self diagnosed) 2007

SCD since October 2007 and starting to feel better than I have in years!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This sounds a good idea as I think I am getting vitamin deficiencies now. What is a good juicer to get ? What to look for ?


Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.

Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.

Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.

Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.

Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.

News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !

Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everybody, I'm glad this seems like such a good idea.

I actually have two juicers. The first one I bought was a Champion because of its "masticating" juicing action which was supposed to be the best way of the lesser priced juicers (still a pretty hefty pricetag for me). Then I heard about another one that I just had to have because it had, supposedly, a method of extraction that would let the juice last long enough to be refrigerated for 24 hours. There were two versions, mine is the Green Power. Of these two the Champion is easier to clean, but the masticating it does adds a bit of heat, don't know if it's enough to kill enzymes. The Green Power takes longer to clean, takes a little more muscle to feed carrots but the juice does seem to still taste fresh the next day. Maybe there is a wonderful new juicer that has come out since I got those. I'm not beyond trying one more if it's really great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started with a Krups juicer that cost about $40.00. You could probably find quite a few juicers cheap on ebay. I then bought an Omega Juicer for about $250.00. The Omega Juicer is a single gear juicer so it doesn't heat up the juice like the masticating and centrifugal juicers can. I've had my Omega Juicer for 6 years now and it works great and it is easy to clean up. You just have to cut the vegetables small though. I even had a plastic part crack and the company replaced it for free. I would start out with a cheaper juicer though to see if it is something that you really want to keep doing. Even though you may loose some nutrients with a cheaper juicer it is still better than not juicing. Just like eating organic. Non-organic vegetables are better for you than not eating any at all.


Kim

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1995

Candida Problems 1996

Low Thyroid 2001

Gluten Free 2002

Dairy Free 2007

Egg/Onion/Garlic Free 2007

SIBO (self diagnosed) 2007

SCD since October 2007 and starting to feel better than I have in years!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the Omega 8003 juicer.


Kim

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1995

Candida Problems 1996

Low Thyroid 2001

Gluten Free 2002

Dairy Free 2007

Egg/Onion/Garlic Free 2007

SIBO (self diagnosed) 2007

SCD since October 2007 and starting to feel better than I have in years!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when i got diagnosed, my parents bought me a Jack LaLane juicer (like on the infomercials) and I have used it pretty regularly as I was noticing I was having a hard time digesting veggies too. THis juicer can hadle whole apples and carrots so it's more convenient to use but I don't know alot about juicers in general - thi s is my first experience. I wish that it was self-cleaning though :( It's not that bad to clean but when your not feeling weekl, it's just another hassle. It's worth it though.


Liz

Dianosed "possible Celiac" May '07 per biopsy with blunted villi

Bloodwork negative

Gluten-Free since June '07

Do NOT have Celiac genes per GI doctor

2 kids, 3 y.o. girl and 19 month old boy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites