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This book is my juicing bible. It contains an easy reference for which fruits and vegetables are helpful for various nutritional needs as well as a “conditions” section with recommendations for using various juice combinations to assist the body to work most efficiently. Also includes a nice selection of recipes.
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This book is not too bad figure in it came out in 1989 and much of the info is still up to date. In this book though it gives you the problem and then which vegetables are good for this problem for example:Blood pressure: beet,beet green,cabbage sprout,cucumber,spinach,wheatgrass. Get the picture. It also has a section on fasting,designing a juice program and buying a juicer. It also got some recipes it does not tell you what there for. Like Juiceman Jay’s book will tell you if your fatigued try such and such a juice. In this book you got to figure it out yourself. But like I said for coming out in 1989 its gotta a lot of info.
Very good information on juicing. I would give this as a gift.
I checked this book out after hearing Gary make a big stink about it on one of his Radio broadcasts. I was going to reactivate my enzyme systems, overcome all kinds of my ailments using this book! He went on and on at how great this book was, and how it was many years in the making.
Well, it’s got some decent recipes, but it really doesn’t go into very in-depth informaiton about juicing itself. It’s mainly a recipe book, many of which are taken from the Juiceman’s book, which were taken from Dr. Norman Walker’s books. These recipes have been around for 50+ years, and there’s nothing new or revolutionary about this book. Perhaps if I didn’t hear the book as hyped up as it was, would I think otherwise. I put this book down with gaining little or no valuable information from its content.
I see that some of the other reviewers have completely missed the mark. Gary Null has dozens of other books teaching you step by step how to be healthy and tons of advice for specific illnesses, but that information is not available in this book. Why? There is a simple reason for that. This is a COOKBOOK!! It starts out with juice and shake recipes and then it continues with other recipes using your juicer. There is a section for breakfast foods, soups, salads, dressings, sauces, dips and spreads, main dishes and desserts. Most of the recipes I have tried so far have been incredibly delicious. I said most because I did not like the Carob Fruit Bars, they were too sweet for my taste and too moist, as for the Almond Butter Cookies, the batter was too dry and grainy and did not form into dough but the taste was good, it just needed more liquid. As for the great tasting recipes, let me start with my mom’s favorite, the Fruit and Nut Cookies … she can’t believe they are made without sugar, dairy or eggs! The dates were difficult to use at first, but now I chop them in tiny little pieces and they’re a lot easier to use. The Date Fudge Brownies taste great with the Cocoa Coconut Frosting and Heavenly Roasted Nuts and because I’m Vegan, I used maple syrup in the recipes instead of honey with excellent results. The Carrot Walnut Cake is out of this world. The Classic Vegetable Stock is the best I’ve ever made as well as the Spicy Texas Chilly and Lentil Burgers, and I could go on and on and on! Oh, did I mention the Creamsicle and Mango Fruit Pops? Yum!! As for my non-vegetarian friends and family, I have cooked the Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce and the Swordfish with Basil Oil and have been subject to rave reviews!! I have to admit that I’ve used this little recipe book more than any other recipe book in my collection. The ingredients can be easily found in any regular supermarket and for vegans, certain ingredients can be easily converted with wonderful results, except for the fish of course, but then again, most of us have to cook for other people in our lives who are not vegetarian so that works out perfectly. There is one recipe in this book that has made me the most popular cook in my family and among my friends and coworkers, but that is going to be my little secret! Thank you Gary Null. Enjoy this book, it’s the best!
Mr. Null is renowned for being an expert in his field. His expertise and insights are often invaluable. However, in his book, “The Joy of Juicing” his experience appears to be overshadowed by generalities and a lack of research. For example, in the opening sentences, Mr. Null recommends that readers purchase a centrifugal juicer despite the fact that there is plenty of research showing that centrifugal juicers are not the best choice when compared to single gear and twin gear juicers. In addition, there is scientific research showing that centrifugal juicers create static electricity during the juicing process that kills vital enzymes and nutrients. Centrifugal juicers are also not the best choice for many fibrous types of greens since overheating can easily occur.
The balance of the book is dedicated to recipes that are categorized by courses. While the recipes sound interesting, it would have been helpful for Mr. Null to explain why the recipes are beneficial for the prescribed ailment or purpose for which they were intended. Examples include juices with names such as “Beauty”, “Fountain of Youth” and “Brain Juice.” Also, in the section on “Soups” and “Main Dishes,” Mr. Null juices certain vegetables prior to boiling them. Considering that there is much research showing that nutrients and enzymes are killed after heating above 118 degrees, it makes no sense to extract a juice and spend up to 15 minutes boiling it to death.
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