Celery Juice: Is It Legit?

It doesn't take a wellness guru to see that celery juice is having a major moment. There are articles, on articles, on what it is, why you should or shouldn't drink it, and if it's the real deal or just a fad. Google "celery juice" and you'll get several videos titled "I Drank Celery Juice For 7 Days And This Is What Happened". Everyone is talking about it! Naturally, I felt inclined to chime in.

The celery juice trend started with a fellow named Anthony William aka The Medical Medium. He is not a doctor, rather he is a spiritual being in the medical world {hense the name}. Using his gifts as a medium, he has a unique ability to “read” an individuals condition and provide them with a shockingly accurate health assessment and treatment plan. If this seems a little too woo-woo for you, bear with me here.

Apparently he’s been recommending his celery juice protocol since he was a kid in 1975 {that’s wild} – the key to which is drinking 16 oz of pure celery juice, on an empty stomach, daily {ideally in the morning before food}. As more and more people experienced the benefits of drinking celery juice {better digestion, less bloating, clearer skin, sustained energy etc.} and healed acute and chronic illnesses, word got out. Fast forward a few decades and you have a “Global Celery Movement” {I can’t help but giggle writing that, I mean, how many of us, myself included, hated celery as a kid?!}.

From what I gather, the secret to celery juice’s healing effects lie in its mineral salts. They are the reason behind celery juice’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. They improve kidney and adrenal function, increase hydrochloric acid {the stuff that helps us breakdown food} in the gut, balance pH, and cleanse and repair the stomach, digestive track, and liver. He has a full in-depth article and two infographics on the health benefits of celery juice on his website should you want to read more.

I personally have been following the celery juice protocol for the past two weeks to improve my digestion and balance my adrenals. I juice and drink 1 bunch of celery on an empty stomach every morning before breakfast. I’ve had terrible digestion and suffered from chronic gas and bloating, {we’re talking uncomfortable and sometimes painful}, ever since I was a kid, and after a full year of planning a wedding, traveling, and working full-time, my adrenals are a bit shot. After reading through his site and several testimonials, I decided that it was right for me.

I’ve felt the most noticeable changes in my digestion, I am more regular and less bloated when I eat. I’ve seen minor improvements in my body’s ability to break down food, and I’m optimistic that it will continue to improve. I’ve definitely noticed that my skin is more hydrated and has a more even tone to it, and I swear the dark circles under my eyes are less noticeable than I remember, or so I like to think. Also, just last week, I woke up before my alarm went off at 6:30am and have continued to do so this week. So far, from what I can tell, it’s working for me.

So, is it legit?

That’s for you to decide. And I say that not to be a smart ass, but because it really is. Health and wellness is a deeply personal matter. There is literally no one else that experiences what you experience in the way that you do. The only thing that matters is what works for you. Period. I’ll be the first to admit that I love a good wellness trend. I will inevitably always read about them, but whether or not I try them depends on if they makes sense for me.

If you are one of those people that is intrigued, my suggestion is to do the following:

  • Do your research. Get as close to the source as possible. Understand what is involved, how or why it works, and what the expected outcomes are.
  • Tune into your body. Decide if it is right for you.
  • Don’t half ass it. Try it like you mean it.
  • Tune into your body, again. How it is feeling?

Everyone has an opinion. There are tons of people out there that will tell you why you should or shouldn’t try something, but you are the only one in your body. Do what works for you.

XO

S

February 12, 2019
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