KEVALA YOGA NEWSLETTER Issue 12, November 2005
- RAW JUICE THERAPY
Where medicines and injections fail to cure a disease, a proper diet,
vegetables and fruit juices show miraculous results. Having been
assured of the above fact, Dr. Bircher Banner, an eminent physician of
Switzerland, left his roaring practice and established a nature-cure
centre in Zurich. He relieves the people of their ailments by the use
of raw food, vegetable and fruit juices.
Raw food, vegetable and fruit-juices should be consumed for general
health and well being. But to get relief from a particular disease,
specific juice therapy should be resorted to under the guidance of an
Dr. Max Gerson has treated cancer patients with fruit and vegetable
juices and saved them from the jaws of death. He states that in the
treatment of cancer it is necessary to get the catabolic cells
activated. For that, he makes use of plenty of live juices of
Fruit juices are more effective than medicines on the kidney. Juice
therapy is an efficacious cure for the ailments of the liver and
kidney. Cherry juice bestows marvelous benefits in the cases of gout
A diet containing vegetable and fruit juices and raw food has been
proved a successful experiment for preventing aging and for the
rejuvenation of the body. There is no alternative to juice therapy for
the rapid replacement of red corpuscles and cells in the human body.
The treatment given through vegetable and fruit juices is harmless,
reliable and without any side effects. Even if sometimes fruit juices
are taken in abundance, no hyper-vitaminosis can occur. Therefore, it
is logical to prefer juice therapy to any other risk involving remedy
Innumerable cells inhabited in the body and billions of blood-
corpuscles perish every day. Food is necessary for their
replenishment. If the food is natural and combined with vegetable and
fruit-juices, this replacement takes place very rapidly. This is most
essential in the case of those who are unhealthy and of an advanced
age. Elements obtained from essential for maintaining the proper
balance of the cells. Sugar and other substances contained in them are
easily digestible and after their quick absorption in the blood, begin
the work of the reconstruction.
Synthetic vitamins and enzymes given to a patient as medicines are not
as effective as they are supposed to be, while natural vitamins and
enzymes obtained from live juices give wonderful results.
A diet consisting of fruits and vegetables (not juices) has its
shortcomings. Roughages, residues and other wooden elements are a
burden to the digestive system. Even a healthy body with sound
digestive system has the capacity of disintegrating only 35% of the
ingredients from the vegetables and assimilate them. In illness, this
capacity wears out. So it is possible that the body may not acquire
essential substances from vegetables in sufficient quantities. This is
why the use of their juices is recommended. The body is able to absorb
95% of substances contained in juices. Moreover, the healthy body and
the strong teeth require a lot of time for chewing and eating fruits
and vegetables which have to be consumed in large quantities to get
sufficient quantity of necessary substances out of them. The result is
that the body fails to acquire a necessary quantum of essential
substances. To avoid all this, the use of live juices of vegetables
and fruits it recommended.
Some persons complain that taking vegetable and fruit juices do not
satisfy the palate and appetite. A proper combination of juices will
redress this kind of complaint. Generally if carrot-juice, apple-juice
and lemon-juice each is mixed with any other juice, the result is a
tasty juice. This method can be adopted when several unpalatable
vegetable-juices have to be consumed.
It is not advisable to take fruit and vegetable-juices together at the
same time. It is advisable to keep a gap of 3 to 4 hours between the
two types of juices. Fruit juices should be taken in the first half of
the day and vegetable juices should be taken in the afternoon or in
Live juices useful to all: Vitamins, minerals and enzymes are
essential for the restoration of the blood-corpuscles and the cells.
They are obtained from raw vegetables, fruits and their juices. The
body itself can produce certain substances, but after youth this
capacity of the body wears out. So in an advanced age such food is
necessary as would be digested and absorbed easily and quickly so that
the process of reconstruction of the blood-corpuscles and the cells
might be maintained. Fruit and vegetable juices do this important
These live juices are equally necessary for children and adults.
Children pay attention mostly to their games and are careless about
their food habits. Consequently, they do not get sufficient and proper
nourishment. In these circumstances, they require nourishing food. You
will hardly find a child or a youth having patience and understanding
the importance of chewing food slowly while eating it. Unless fruits
and vegetables are chewed profusively, the most essential elements
contained in their rinds and fibres cannot be separated. This is the
reason why children and adults are not benefited though they eat them
in large quantities. One to one and a half kg. of vegetables and
fruits might have to be taken daily in order to get the required
nutrients. Who can find leisure to chew and eat such a large quantity
of food? This problem has only one solution. Children and young
persons should be provided with juice-diet. Juice-diet supplier all
the necessary substances such as vitamins, minerals and enzymes
required by the body without labour and loss of time. Thus old,
adults, young and children alike require juice-diet.
Prevention of a disease is better than its cure. Children and young
persons cannot get nutritious substances necessary for their body
because of their improper diet and bad food habits. Owing to their
undesirable habits and likings for food, the blood-corpuscles and the
tissue cells are destroyed instead of being reconstructed. Several
vices and present unhealthy environment have worn out weakened our
children and young generation. If we want to save them from further
deterioration, they should be persuaded to form the habit of taking
A comparison between fruit-juices and vegetable-juices: All of us
would ask a question which juices are more important in juice-diet
fruit-juices or vegetable-juices? Its answer is somewhat
argumentative, because eminent dieticians have not yet come to one
conclusion. The advocates of fruit-juices (Fruitarians) believe that
only fruit-juices constitute an essential diet for mankind. Almost all
the substances necessary for the human body can be obtained from them.
Yet, the experiments and analysis conducted so far have proved that
vegetables are richer than fruits in view of their nutritious values.
In a book entitled `The Mountain Gorilla, Ecology and Behaviour'
written by George B. Schaller, it is mentioned that fruits cannot
supply all the elements necessary for a human body. Of course, fruits
are comparatively very tasty and delicious and to extract juice from
them is easy.
Only taste and flavour do not make fruits nutritious and full of all
nutrients. In view of nutrients, vegetables are preferable to fruits.
Considering this, a dispute over the qualities of fruits and
vegetables is meaningless. We should make the balanced use of both
fruits and vegetables fir health and cure of disease. Both fruits and
vegetables should be considered equally beneficial to mankind. Yet it
may be added that a physical fit and unhealthy person may rely solely
on fruits but the sick, the old and children should invariably take
vegetable-juices with fruit-juices.
Fruit-juices do the work of purifying blood. They cast out the toxic
elements accumulated in the cells of the body. Fruits or fruit-juices
increase the quantity of urine through which all toxic elements of the
body are thrown out. On the other hand, raw vegetables and their
juices do the work of reconstruction in the body. Vegetable-juices
produce new cells in place of those that have been destroyed owing to
Those who adopt juice-diet should select varieties of fruits and
vegetables. Some varieties are richer in some substances than the
others. A person can get almost all the nutritious substances in
proper proportion required by his body by making frequent changes in
the selection of fruits and vegetables.
Fruit-juices and vegetable-juices are supplementary to each other. So
those who adopt naturopathy and juice-therapy should, without any
discrimination, consume juices of varied fruits and vegetables
As most of dieticians are opposed to mixing fruit=juices with
vegetable-juices, it is desirable to take them separately at different
times of the day. As fruit-juices are diuretic, they should not be
taken in the evening or at night. The best time for taking fruit-
juices is the first half of the day, but vegetable-juices can be taken
at any time of the day. They can be taken in the latter half of the
Juice-diet and sexual ability: A number of persons occasionally
inquire whether vegetables, fruits or their juices have beneficial
effects on sexual life. This question needs a detailed discussion.
Since ancient times people have been making the use of various fruit-
juices for the purpose of increasing their ability for sexual
pleasures. There are references in which it is stated that the ancient
Greeks used to consume cabbage-juice to increase their sexual ability.
The Balkan peasants of Russia regularly drink pumpkin-juice to
maintain their sexual ability till their old age. It is a common
belief that there are juices of many fruits and vegetables like onion-
juice, carrot-juice, etc. which contain the substances that increase
First of all, it is necessary to understand the scientific facts
regarding sexual life. Sexual excitement depends upon two forces: 1)
the mind and 2) the secretion of some glands. The prime need is the
desire for sexual pleasure. When this glands which secrete some live
chemicals (hormones) and there is sexual excitement. Thus, if there is
an intense desire for sexual pleasure and, if there are a proper
balance and regulation of the secretion of endocrine glands, sexual
life becomes contented.
In our country, sexual life is shy and reserved and no methodical sex-
education is imparted. Hence this simple, natural activity is believed
to be complex.
According to the opinion of Dr. James Litham of `Bureau of Biological
Research' at Rutzers University of America, sexual ability and general
health are directly related to nutrition. If food is properly planned
and regulated, both sexual ability and health can be obtained and
Yet, many frightened people or those enticed by alluring
advertisements run after medicines in order to acquire or increase
sexual ability. They rely on these stimulating drugs and become
mentally and financially afflicted. As a matter of fact, no medicinal
herb or calx can improve sexual ability. These medicines perhaps bring
a temporary sensual excitement, but in the long run they greatly
damage the body. These stimulative drugs produce malefic heat in the
body. The consumption of these medicines causes skin-diseases and
abdominal disorders. Despite this, the manufacturers of such drugs and
their dealers make a fortune out of the ignorance or anxiety of the
people. Some present doctors too prescribe synthetic hormones for the
treatment of sexual weakness. These doctors take the undue advantage
of people's eagerness for regaining their lost sexual ability. Of
course, the use of such drugs can, to certain extent, be justified
only if the endocrine glands are diseased and fail to produce
secretion. But in the absence of any definite cause a doctor should
not prescribe such drugs even though pressed by his patient. The drugs
containing synthetic hormones produce harmful side-effects.
Science now supports the belief that fruits and vegetables increase
sexual ability. The Bureau of Britain has recently published a report
giving information about fresh fruits and vegetables. The report
supports the theory that fruit and vegetable-juices contain the
elements that stimulate the desire for sensual pleasure. The report
adds that in the human brain there is a part called `limbic system'
which is the source of the instincts of hunger, thirst, sex, etc.
Fruit and vegetable-juices properly stimulate this `limbic system'.
Vitamin `A', richly contained in spinach, carrot, watermelon, mango
and plums helps to transform cholesterol into active sexual hormones.
Similarly, Vitamin `B' richly contained in potatoes, banana and
pumpkin plays a major role in the production of sexual hormones.
Bananas can reduce mental stress. If one is under mental stress, one's
sex-hormones are adversely affected causing undesirable restriction.
Bananas are rich in potassium which relieves mental stress.
Consequently, there is a proper secretion of hormones.
Vitamin `E' is also very valuable for sexual life. Vitamin `E' in
English is called `anti-sterility' vitamin. Its deficiency causes
impotence. Wheat-husk, raw vegetables, fruits, millet, sesame, etc.
contain plenty of Vitamin `E'. It is a proven fact that the intake of
these substances in sufficient quantities improves sexual life.
The health of the prostate gland is important for the regulation and
prolongation of sexual life. Zinc mineral is useful to keep the
prostate gland active. This mineral is easily available from French
beans, cucumber, onion, spinach, carrot and cabbage-juice.
As stated earlier, the addiction to tobacco, cigarettes, marijuana,
liquor, etc. destroys valuable vitamins contained in the body. Fruit
and vegetable-juices control this damage and help to eliminate its
effects. Thus, vitamins are necessary for healthy sex-life and their
best sources are fruits and vegetables.
In short, the regular consumption of fruits, vegetables and their
juices produces sexual ability, improves it and also maintains if for
a very long time. Moreover, these juices are free from side-effects
and improve general health too.
Prof. Dr. Dhilip Kumar Ph.D, Dr. Sc.