I drank celery juice for 15 days. Started each morning with a big ol glass of fresh juiced celery. Why you ask?
The medical medium has a whole boat load of information on celery juice and it’s benefits including helping with multiple sclerosis, thyroid issues, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, diabetes, and acne to name a few. So naturally, I decided to give it a whirl and see what it would be able to do for me.
I don’t have any debilitating illnesses, I have hypothyroidism and a chronic ache of my knees that oddly seems to only come when I am going to sleep. I attribute that to having rheumatoid arthritis in one knee as a very small child and then playing countless years of soccer among other sports. Nevertheless, what could it hurt?
Before we get into what I noticed during those 15 days, lets start by explaining how you juice.
The “rules” of celery juicing are simple. Juice one large bunch first thing in the morning. It should yield about 16 oz. The only things to keep in mind are to buy organic celery in order to avoid any pesticides and other harmful additives, rinse well, juice it, drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait 15-30 minutes after drinking to consume anything else. Easy peasy.
It actually became a thing I would do every morning with my 2 year old. She even said “are we making celery juice.” So smart. Yes baby, we are. And we did.
What I noticed
About 3 days in to my juicing I started noticing my skin was feeling super soft and my pores were the smallest I have ever seen them. To me, that was amazing. I have tried everything to shrink my pores. Expensive facials, charcoal masks, pore strips, you name it. Nothing worked. Nothing except for drinking celery juice in the morning. Weird, but true. Apparently the celery juice works to rid your body of gunk and therefore it also clears out your skin.
I also noticed my knee pain was diminished. It wasn’t gone but I no longer found myself restless in bed and trying to fight my urge to take Ibuprofen (which is hard on your stomach) just so I could get to sleep. Another huge win for me.
What I noticed after I stopped
Here’s the funny thing. I randomly just stopped drinking my celery juice. I never had the intent to try it for a certain amount of days and then stop. It just happened. One morning I was exhausted (more than usual) and needed my coffee before anything else. And so my downhill slide of no celery juice started.
It’s only been about 4 days since I stopped. I’m sounding like an addict. HA! But I am noticing things now that I’m not drinking the juice that I hadn’t noticed before. After meals I feel bloated. It didn’t dawn on me that I wasn’t feeling bloated after meals while drinking THE JUICE until today. It could be a coincidence, or it could be the juice. Either way, I’m starting up again tomorrow morning. I can’t get enough of the green stuff.
If you want to try juicing and don’t have a juicer. Cut your celery up into small pieces and place it into a blender. Try and blend it as much into a liquid as possible, then strain it through a cheesecloth. Also, be sure to check out the medical medium and learn more about the benefits of celery juice.
If you have tried celery juice or are going to start after reading this, leave me a comment! I love hearing from you.