Happy Sunday + Happy New Year, too! I know it’s been a while since a new DARLA post has been published. As EIC, I’ve been real focused on my health and nurturing my wealth of knowledge. During this time of thorough self-care and a lil grind I’ve published a poetry book, joined a dance class that focuses on balancing energy flow, worked with some inspiring creators, created an E-book of 21 plant-based recipes, curated some playlists, and read lots of books (naturally) — all of which I’ll be sharing details on, later… But what I’m thrilled to tell you about today is how I’ve been drinking HELLA celery juice.
Why I Drink Celery Juice Every Day
Last year I was introduced to the work of Medical Medium — a light worker who receives advanced information about healing from Spirit. He created a series of books and a digital platform that provides secrets about how to heal “mystery” chronic illnesses and conditions that are popularly known as autoimmune diseases. People searching for symptom relief and recovery from autism, alzhemier’s, diabetes, depression and anxiety, inflammatory bowl disease, chronic pain, cancer, and so much more have been using the advice from Medical Medium as a guide to improve the quality of their lives… And I am, for sure, one of those people.
It was advised that someone with my symptoms drink 16 oz. of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. And at the time, I was down to try ANYTHING holistic and safe… So, I started to drink 16 oz. of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. It was a tough habit to develop and stick with — I fell off and got back, fell off and got back… And for that reason, I can attest to the truth in its healing powers. I noticed that every time I fell off from drinking celery juice as often as I should, the negative symptoms I was experiencing in life before juicing daily started to return. After just two weeks of drinking it consistently, I started to feel better than I’ve felt in years.
Not all of us live with an autoimmune disease and NEED to drink celery juice every day, I know… But we all have someone in our life who does have a health issue or chronic illness that they are suffering from… And I believe it’s ultra important to share this type of information with as many people as we possibly can; especially within our community.
So here’s the quick 411 on the health benefits of celery juice, the steps I take to consume it, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Benefits of Celery Juice
Calms and reverses inflammation
Breaks down and flushes out viruses
Draws toxins out of the body
Maintains the proper functioning of our kidneys and adrenal glands
Restores hydrochloric acid in the gut
Cleans and repairs stomach and digestive tract
Slows and kills certain types of cancer
Supports neuron function and central nervous system
Assists healing in people struggling with depression, anxiety bipolar disorder + more
Reduces brain fog
Hydrates body on a cellular level
Cleanses thyroid of toxins
Balances pH levels in body
Calming effects to the mind, which causes to body to be at ease as well
Fights autoimmune diseases
Kills Epstein-Barr and shingles viruses (that are often to root cause of autoimmune disease)
Keeps digestive system alkaline
Clears acne and other severe skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema by healing from the inside out!
There are a lot more benefits of celery juice to explore and real testimonials on the @CeleryJuiceBenefits Instagram page. Also, I highly recommend reading the actual Medical Medium book. It provides more information and holistic remedies for specific illnesses, plus a guide to a 28-day healing cleanse that I tried last January. Celery juice is a real miracle as a healing agent, but there are other things about our diets and lifestyle for us take into consideration as well.
Making Celery Juice
Take one bunch of celery and cut off any rough ends, then chop off the base the bunch.
Rinse and clean each stalk thoroughly.
Run entire bunch through the juicer, one stalk at a time.
Strain. (I really can’t tolerate drinking the pulp, so I usually strain mine 3 to 4 times.)
Wait 15 minutes before consuming food and other beverages… But definitely make sure to eat something. Celery juice alone isn’t enough food/fluid for us to start off the day.
One full bunch of celery makes 16 oz. of celery juice for me, sometimes a little more or less. Whatever it produces, I drink the entire thing.
Celery Juice F.A.Q.’s
Does celery juice taste good?
To me, personally, absolutely not (lol). But I know how great it makes me feel so it’s worth pushing through. I just try to drink it real fast and talk myself through it like, “Yes. I love celery juice and celery juice loves me. It’s healing my body! Right now as I’m drinking it! It’s making me glow! I’m reaching Rihanna levels. I’m charging up with all this green energy. Heart chakra hella clear. #Goddess.” — That internal pep talk usually works.
What kind of juicer do you have?
I use an Aicook Slow Masticating Juicer + sometimes a Mooka Juicer. They both work well. No matter which brand you choose, just make sure it’s a slow juicer so that the machine won’t heat and kill any of the nutrients during the juicing process.
Can I mix celery with other fruit or vegetables to make the juice?
To get the full healing benefits, you need to drink 16 oz. of pure celery juice. No mixing in fruit. No adding supplements. No diluting with water. Nothing else but straight celery. I know, the taste takes some time getting used to… But it’s worth it.
Can I make all my celery juices for the week at once?
This is something you need to do every morning/day, so that you can consume it fresh. That’s the only way to ensure that the celery juice can do its job to the best of its ability.
Why do I have to drink celery juice on an empty stomach?
By drinking it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, celery juice can heal and cleanse what it needs to without interference. It can also strengthen your digestion of the foods you eat throughout the day.
Can I just eat the celery every day instead of juicing it?
Eating celery is cool and healthy… But consuming the pure celery juice processes differently in the body. When the celery is juiced, it becomes much more powerful and effective; especially for someone with chronic illness.
The DARLA team will be getting more into health + wellness insight and stories this year. We’ve got some creative healing techniques to explore, natural products to try, and cool places to visit that will really help us elevate our lifestyles as creators. What are some things you’ve learned about healing the body + mind lately? What have YOU been into? Is there anything you’d like to know more about? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @DARLAmedia! Hit our DMs on Instagram! Send us e-mails!
We’ll be back next Sunday with our heal-thy [me]als vol. 1 E-book — currently available for the special PRE-ORDER price in the projectDARLA.com shop!
[these things take time.] the poetry book available on amazon.com.