However my juicing journey took a big jump 7 years ago when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I’m lucky to come from a very health orientated family and from a very young age, fresh food cooked from scratch was a staple at home. That along with plenty of sports and outdoor activity.
My dad is literally invincible, he reckons he will live to be 150 and he probably will as my grandad lived to be 102!. Genetically strong, he has never even had a cold.
On the other hand my mum, who I would consider to be even healthier than my dad, is the complete opposite. For no apparent reason she developed lung fibrosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, breast cancer…and the list goes on!
My mum’s tumour was successfully removed 10 years ago, however the treatment was so intense that at one stage we thought she might not make it. Her weight plummeted and she was hit by depression.
At this point I made the decision to step in and bought her a good masticating juicer. I made her vegetable juices (she’s type 1 diabetic, therefore fruit is out) twice every day. Six months down the line and she was a different person!
I’m in no way claiming that juicing cured her, however by giving her body that high concentration of unprocessed minerals, vitamins and enzymes I have no doubt at all that this helped her speed her recovery.