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-Jess

Benefits of Celery Juice

Benefits of Celery Juice

Anyone else out there suffering from eczema, weight gain, acne, etc.? Well, you are not alone. My eczema was exceptionally bad during my elementary years. My parents tried all kinds of lotions, creams, home remedies, soaps and unfortunately steroid medications from various doctors. Nothing seemed to help. Come middle school, eczema went away and the acne entered. In my personal opinion, the acne was far worse. You try going to school every day with a face covered in scars and pimples. It was dreadful. Fortunately, my he was so bad that no one made fun of me. Instead, a lot of my peers pitied me. They said things like, "You are actually really pretty. It's just your acne..." The pity only solidified the way I already felt about myself.

Needless to say, my skin has continuously suffered from many diagnoses. What was even more frustrating was going to the doctor and hearing them say "We do not know what is causing your ezcema but here's a new prescription oh and the prescription does have some side effects like permanently darkening your skin or causing it to sag." You have got to be kidding me? All of this technology and research but you still can't explain the cause of eczema. Oh and let's not forget the blame game. The doctors who chose to blame me for my skin conditions as if I wasn't trying hard enough to cure myself. 

I finally reached my breaking point this summer when my eczema spread to my arms. I could no longer cover it up by wearing pants daily. Let's face it, sweatshirts and jeans are not appropriate for the 90° weather. I desperately wanted to discover the cause of my symptoms. I am convinced that discovering the cause of a problem can help you find a solution. If I know why my body is behaving in a certain way, I can give it what it needs to function efficiently. After a long and exhausting search for an adequate explanation, I finally discovered the Medical Medium.

Today will mark the first (well technically fourth but I fell off the wagon already) day of my path to curing my eczema. Thankfully many of the foods I need to eliminate from my diet I stopped eating some time ago. I still need to remove all grains plus gluten, stay away from corn in addition to soy. I won't say the journey is going to be challenging, however, it is going to require some research and creativity. Since this is something that is very important to me, I'm willing to make the necessary modification.

Step one, celery juice first thing every morning on an empty stomach. According to the medical medium this first that is essential.

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Not only is celery high in vitamins and minerals, but it is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and gut-friendly. According to Anthony William (the medical medium), the mineral salts in celery help to fight and cleanse the body of the Epstein-Barr virus, particularly in the thyroid. Celery can also help to boost production of important thyroid hormones in those with hypothyroidism. Celery’s detoxifying properties work to remove bad bacteria, fungi, mold, viruses and other toxins from the liver; the phytonutrients found in the green stalks also can have a protective effect. Celery is a powerhouse for supporting the nervous system. It has a calming effect on the nervous system because of its detoxifying properties. It also provides support through its ability to act as a blood purifier. There aren't many more benefits to consuming celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. As always, I highly recommend you doing some additional research to make an informed decision about adding it to your daily routine.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you guys. Wish me luck.

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