The BioChef® Axis Cold Press Juicer is compact and very versatile, it is what we call the complete "living food kitchen machine" and it will quickly become an integral part of your daily health and wellness regime.
The Oscar Neo DA 1000 and DA 1200 are Australia's best-selling single gear horizontal cold press juicers, from the original slow juicer brand, Oscar.
Juicing with Kidney Disease: Is it Safe?
Juicing is more popular than ever among people who care about their health, and with good reason. Juicing is a great way to take in extra nutrients with less effort and great taste. However, people with chronic kidney disease need to strongly consider any dietary changes. Is juicing good for your kidney health?
Kidney Disease and Your Diet
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition where the kidneys lose function over time. This can be caused by many things, but the two most common causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. As kidney function decreases, symptoms develop that including fluid buildup, increased blood pressure, and the buildup of wastes and toxins that the kidney typically remove without trouble.
With chronic kidney disease, many substances that are normally harmless can build up to dangerous levels. Most people don’t think about getting too much potassium, or calcium, or phosphorus. But with kidney disease, these and other minerals become a concern.
A good kidney diet is low in sodium. It carefully monitors, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. It also watches protein intake. People in the early stages of chronic kidney disease typically need less protein, because working to process the waste products protein creates can put too much stress on a diseased kidney. But for people in the last stage of CKD, the protein requirement is different. The
We all understand how painful January can be after overindulging during the festive season. Feeling physically and emotionally sluggish? Is the mere thought of feeling healthy again a dim light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel? Luckily detox juicing will help to revitalise your system, encourage weight loss, boost your immune system and rebalance your emotions.
The Detox Basics
Detoxification refers to the body's ability to neutralise and safely eliminate chemicals. Everyday we are exposed to toxins in our environment. These come from pollution, cleaning products, cosmetics, hair care products, food and drinks.
Our own metabolic system and internal bacteria produce toxic waste that must be eliminated efficiently. The liver is the body's primary organ for detoxification and it continuously filters our blood so its function has a great impact on our overall health.
The main aim of a detox diet is to minimise toxic intake, reduce the load on the digestive system and metabolism while providing nutrients to support optimum function at a cellular level. With all of this in mind, it is necessary that every so often we cleanse and support the healthy recovery of our bodies.
Detox Juicing for Weight Loss
There are many theories and ideas about detox, however there are clear results from using living juice as a basis for the cleansing process - while also shedding a few extra pounds in the meantime! Increasing our intake of cold-pressed vegetable juices will provide us with organic water and the minerals and vitamins our bodies are naturally suited for. Detox juicing in particular focuses on increasing the amount of raw fruit and vegetables in our diets. Studies have shown that specific raw foods contain essential elements that help
Processed bottled juice on supermarket shelves comes in all forms – plastic or glass bottles, canned, refrigerated cartons or vacuum packed and can last up to 2 years.
The fruit processing industry uses powerful yet the same low speed extraction process as the cold press juicers to extract the maximum yield of juice from the fruit.
Once cold pressed, fresh fruit juice is quickly pasteurised or heat treated at around 90?C. This heating process has been shown to destroy certain nutrients and changes the pH from alkaline to acid. Most antioxidants are heat sensitive and can reduce by 15% each time a juice is heated.
By the time the juice is packed and sold in the supermarket or deli it may have been heated at 2 or 3 locations to get in the final bottle and the long term storage of pasteurised juice leads to a further breakdown of nutrients over time.
If you look closely at the ingredients, you will see that a lot of juice companies use juice concentrates to save costs, but regardless of whether the juice is made from concentrate or not, the alkaline properties and naturally occurring nutrients are greatly diminished. These juice concentrates are often imported and typically involve hours of heating to remove the water, leaving little nutritional value behind.
Hugh Moran is a qualified Naturopath with 5 years clinical experience. His background is in the food and health food industries.
Hugh comes from a family that was in the fruit processing industry for 32 years and he has also worked extensively as a health foods retailer.
He has a life long passion for health and wellbeing and you can visit Hugh's detox blog for great health recipes and healthful tips
Make your own V8 Juice!
The concept of living juice was first introduced by Dr. Norman Walker (1874-1983). Walker declared that the enzymes in fruit and vegetables die at temperatures which exceed 50 degrees Celsius. Walker explained that any juice extractor that used high-speed blade or centrifuge created friction heat leading to the destruction of enzymes. Nutritionists advise plenty of fresh, raw fruit and vegetables as essential to well-being but we only obtain the maximum benefits from them when the goodness is released from the fibre. Juicing is an effective method, a highly concentrated nutrient drink. For optimum benefits the process must extract the goodness without destroying vital elements through heat. Living juice extracted at a low temperature holds up to 60% more nutrients - minerals, vitamins and living enzymes - for a nutritionally superior juice.
Pre-packed juices lose much of their goodness in the bottling process, and the mass production methods of the fruit and vegetables can leave residual contaminants. Juicing machines will allow you to take control of the quality of the produce, but extraction methods can still destory vital nutrients, vitamins and living enzymes. Essential enzymes in fruit and vegetable juice die at temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius. Any juicer extractor using a high-speed blade or centrifuge creates friction heat and destroys the vital nutrients. Only Living Juice extractors like the Oscar Vital Max 900 and Greenpower Hippocrates Twin Gear Juicer create the superior Living Juice.
Maximise the benefits of juicing and give you body optimum goodness. Unlock the key elements from the fibre