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Fresh Vegetable & Fruit by Dr. N.W. Walker
Publish date: Jul 21, 2009
Summary: Written in 1936 and still used as an essential reference today. Book Review.
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The premise of Dr. Norman W. Walker in writing Fresh Vegetable & Fruit Juices is that the primary cause of nearly every sickness and disease is the deficiency of vital organic minerals, vitamins, and enzymes in our diet.
Then, Dr. Walker asks, “How can we most readily furnish our body with the elements needed?” The answer is the book’s title itself, Fresh Vegetable & Fruit Juices, and you may find it incredible what was known by Dr. Walker as early as 1936, when this book was written.
The fact that Dr. Walker lived to be 119 and wrote his last book at age 115 may be considered as evidence that he knew his subject matter pretty well. He was seriously ill in his early 50s when he was convinced to go the natural health route. He went on to practically invent carrot juice and the concept of healing with fresh vegetable juices.
Except for accidents, all the repair and regeneration of our body must come from within,” Dr. Walker writes. “If the blood stream, cells and tissues, organs, glands and all the rest of the body does not contain these elements in their proper proportion, or if any of these elements is deficient, then the body is out of balance and the condition develops which is known as Toxemia, and Toxemia means just plain poison. In order to regain and maintain the proper balance of health, most of the food we eat must contain live, vital, organic elements. These elements are found in fresh-raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
Earth and its waters are full of minerals, but the only source we have of organic minerals and organic water that our body can assimilate is plant life. “The rays of the sun send billions of atoms into plant life, activating the enzymes and by this force the change inorganic elements into organic or life-containing elements for food,” Dr. Walker writes.
The advantage in juicing vegetables is that this process separates the living, vital, organic minerals and vitamins from the fiber (pulp). With the fiber removed our body can assimilate these vital nutrients in liquid form in about 10 to 15 minutes, Dr. Walker writes. Fiber has no nutritional content, requires several hours–and considerable energy–for digestion, and some deterioration of nutrients occurs before food reaches our cells.
Dr. Walker emphasizes, however, that fiber is an important element in our diet, because it acts as an "intestinal broom" as it travels through our stomach, duodenum, 25 feet of small intestine, and colon. This fiber should be obtained by eating a good quantity of raw fruits and vegetables. Once food is cooked, this fiber turns to a mush that leaves a coat of slime on the walls of our intestines, which can putrefy and cause Toxemia, a sluggish colon, constipation, colitis, diverticulosis, and other problems, Dr. Walker writes. Once food is cooked, its oxygen (a vital element) is lost, enzymes are destroyed, “and most of the vital force needed for nourishment is dissipated. One can eat four or five big meals a day, and yet the body may be starved through the lack of the vital elements in the food and the disturbance of the enzyme balance.”
Dr. Walker notes, “As a rule it will do no great harm to occasionally eat a little cooked food, but never fried food, provided that a sufficient quantity of raw food is also eaten.” And he recommends a vegetarian, non-dairy diet. Clearly a physician ahead of his time, Dr. Walker warned nearly 60 years ago that hope for finding a cause and cure of cancer "does not lie in the field of fantastic speculation and destructive research by means of uncontrollable radium experiments, but rather in the deficiency of life in the atoms of the food we eat.”
In addition to ruling out cooked food as a source of anything vital for the body, Dr. Walker notes the limitations of medical drugs:
There is not a drug in the world that will supply the blood stream with anything in a way in which the body can use it for permanent repair or re-generation.
This regeneration must come from within the body, and Dr. Walker states vegetable juices are the best source of the nutrients needed for regeneration. Even in 1936, Dr. Walker said results of Juice Therapy “in helping the body recover from nearly every disturbance or ailment, have been almost phenomenal the world over...Today, any person not familiar with the nutritional and recuperative value of fresh vegetable and fruit juices is woefully uninformed.”
He notes, “Fruit juices are the cleansers of the human system...Vegetable juices are the builders and regenerators of the body. They contain all the amino acids, minerals, salts, enzymes, and vitamins needed by the human body, provided that they are used fresh, raw, and without preservatives, and that they have been properly extracted from the vegetables.”
Dr. Walker advises, “Just as long as we include a variety of vegetables in our food combinations, we need not fret or worry about obtaining all the minerals and Vitamins we are trying to furnish our body.” Nonetheless, Fresh Vegetable & Fruit Juices offers an exhaustive listing of fruit and vegetable juices, detailing the specific amounts of 21 different elements, vitamins, and minerals contained by each fruit and vegetable. The book also includes a list of 87 different juice formulas, and in cooperation with Dr. R.D. Pope, M.D., Dr. Walker (A Doctor of Science) lists 155 ailments, with one or more of the 87 juice formulas recommended for the treatment of each ailment.
Much information is presented about the specific values of different vegetable and fruit juices. For example, carrot juice is referred to as “the richest source of Vitamin A which the body can quickly assimilate,” and it also offers an ample supply of other vitamins and minerals. Because of Vitamin A’s benefit to the moist lining of our various membranes, carrot juice "helps prevent infections of the eyes and throat as well as the tonsils and sinuses and the respiratory organs generally.”
Because of its high calcium content, carrot juice is valuable in the improvement and maintenance of bones and teeth. “One pint of carrot juice, daily, has more constructive body value that 25 pounds of calcium tablets," he notes. Like all minerals, calcium must be in an organic (living) form to be assimiable by our body. He warns that a calcium deficiency can result from drinking pasteurized cow’s milk, and that this form of calcium “is just as inorganic as that used in making cement.” It can’t be used by the body, and ends up forming kidney stones, gallstones, hemorrhoids, and tumors, he warns.
As for "Foods” such as candy, soft drinks, and ice cream, Dr. Walker notes, “The human digestive processes were never intended by Nature to be called upon to convert these so called foods into nourishment for the cells and tissues of the body. The result of using them is apparent in the degeneration of the human system...To consider the brief span of two or three score years as constituting old-age is nothing less than a downright insult to Nature and to our Creator. It is a shameful admission that we do not know how to live and have not taken the trouble to learn the first principles of regeneration our body. It is a confession that we eat ourselves into the grave by catering to our appetites.”
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