Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices: What’s missing in your body?




By Dr. Norman Walker

The human body is inextricably dependent on the quality of food and no less its’ compatibility with the needs of the body. People have awakened to this realization, but only in the past two centuries. Gradually, more and more light was shed on the mysterious workings of the human anatomy and the manner in which the body utilizes the minerals and Vitamins composing such food.

The results obtained in helping the body recover from nearly every disturbance or ailment, have been almost phenomenal the World over, particularly in the area of Juice Therapy. Today, any person not familiar with the nutritional and recuperative value of fresh vegetable and fruit juices is woefully uninformed.

Since the turn of the 20th Century, fresh vegetable and fruit juices have come into their own. Their value is now definitely recognized by the well-informed, including professionals as well as laymen. The reason for the efficacy of such juices lies in the fact that, by separating the mineral elements and the distilled water in the food from the fibers, this liquid food is digested in a matter of minutes. The digestive processes required to separate the mineral elements from the fibers, on the other hand, involve labor and time – actually hours – to be expended by the digestive organs. These processes of digesting whole vegetables and fruits use up much energy, and the means with which to nourish such energy is derived from the food. A portion of the “solid” food eaten is thus diverted from its nutritional goal to be used as fuel to generate this energy.

This answers the frequently asked question: Why not eat the vegetables and fruits WHOLE, instead of making juices? Actually, there is no nourishment in the fibers, however, fibers serve a very useful and much needed purpose. Fibers act as an intestinal broom. After having traveled through the stomach, the duodenum and 25 feet of small intestine, these fiber particles reach the colon in the form of microscopic cellulose. The colon still considers the cellulose as fiber and uses it as such. Without fiber, the Colon, and the body as a whole, cannot be maintained in a healthy condition.

It is thus imperative that throughout each day of life, a well balanced diet should contain as the main course, a salad composed of a variety of vegetables – RAW VEGETABLES! To guide you in the selection and preparation of such salads, I have written the book The Vegetarian GUIDE TO DIET & SALADS (or DIET & SALAD SUGGESTIONS in older editions.)

In response to innumerable requests for information regarding the mineral contents of food, we have added an Appendix to this New Edition. This contains an analysis of our most familiar and commonly used foods.

I must emphasize the fact that it is virtually impossible to grow, even organically, the PERFECT product from ANY seed. The reason for this is that there are many factors involved in the growing of plants which vary, sometimes radically, from one plot of ground to another.

Also, there are today, many varieties of almost every kind of food. For example, here are some of the varieties of carrots available: Imperator, Chantenay, Danvers and Oxheart, each having a slightly different mineral composition from the others, but not enough to take them out of the carrot category. This is also true with other vegetables.

We are obliged to use any analytical information about food as a general guide. This is because of the variable conditions of soil, climate, location and method with which the planting is done.

A variety of vegetables in our food combinations assures our body of obtaining all the vitamins and minerals it has need of.

Organically grown food, if obtainable, is normally of superior quality, unfortunately it is all too often unobtainable. It would be a mistake to become a fanatic about the quality of food we are obliged to purchase at markets. To those whose awareness on this subject run too deeply, it would seem to me that perhaps it would be wise to move to the country where you can grow your own food. It is primarily with this thought in mind that I wrote the book BACK TO THE LAND For Self-preservation.

Generally speaking, if you are not able to buy exactly the food you want, then as long as it is necessary to do so, take the best of what IS available.

Just be sure that you pick the freshest and best quality you see, and this applies to whether you are buying your vegetables for Salads or making your Juices.


I know that if I do not drink a sufficient quantity of fresh-raw vegetable juices, then as likely as not, my full quota of nourishment- ENZYMES is missing from my body.

How about you?

You, and you alone are responsible for the result of how you nourish your body. The LIFE in your food is what counts.

Your body is composed of billions of microscopic cells. Your very existence depends on them. They need nourishment, live, active nourishment. It depends on you, and on you alone, whether the food you eat results in nutrition or malnutrition!


The basic key to the efficacy of nourishing your body is the life which is present in your food and of those intangible elements, known as enzymes.

In other words, the element which enables the body to be nourished and live, that element which is hidden within the seeds of plants and in the sprouting and growth of plants is a life principle known as enzymes.

Enzymes have been described as complex substances which enable us to digest food and to absorb it into our blood. It has also been claimed that Enzymes digest cancers. In order to perform such classified operations, Enzymes would require a body of some kind, a physical or material organism. This they do not have, any more than electricity with its multitude of phases, such as voltage, amperage, wattage, etc., does not have substance, but it activates substances of which it is not an integral part. Thus enzymes are not “substances.” Enzymes are an intangible magnetic Cosmic Energy of LifePrinciple (not a substance) which is intimately involved in the action and activity of every atom in the human body, in vegetation, and in every form of life.

Once we get this clearly into our consciousness, we will know definitely why our food should be intelligently and properly selected, and why it should be raw, uncooked and unprocessed.

We cannot have life and death at the same time, either in connection with our body, or with vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Where there is life, there are enzymes.

Enzymes are sensitive to temperatures above 118°F. Above 120°F enzymes become sluggish, just as the human body becomes languid and relaxed in a hot bath. At 130°F the life of enzymes is extinct. They are dead.

Within seeds, enzymes are in a dormant state, and under proper conditions will remain in a state of suspended animation for hundreds and thousands of years.

As a matter of fact, carcasses of prehistoric animals found in the northernmost regions of the earth, in Siberia and other glacial regions where they were instantly frozen by cataclysmic ice formations some 50,000 years ago, have been found to contain enzymes in abundance, which became active when the flesh was thawed to body temperature. Thus, enzymes can be preserved at any desired low temperature without loss.

Life as LIFE cannot be explained, so we describe enzymes as a Cosmic Energy Principle or vibration which promotes a chemical action or change in atoms and molecules, causing a reaction, without changing, destroying or using up the enzymes themselves in the process.

In other words, enzymes are catalysts and as such they promote action or change without altering or changing their own status.

With this brief explanation, you are better able to appreciate the value, reason, logic and intelligence of choosing the food with which you intend to nourish your body, not only food in the raw state, but also food used and prepared so that it will nourish the cells and tissues of your body in the most speedy and efficient manner possible.

The great Law of Life is replenishment. If we do not eat, we die. Just as surely, if we do not eat the kind of food which will nourish the body constructively, we not only die prematurely but we suffer along the way.

Our body needs to be supplied daily with the same elements with which it is composed. Due thought, attention and consideration to the other two parts of our being, namely our mind and spirit, provides our total life with complete health.

We can eat the finest and most constructive food in creation, but this will not prevent the disintegration of the body if resentments, fear, worry, frustration and negative states of mind are permitted to obsess us.

Health is the indisputable foundation for the satisfaction of life.

Everything of domestic joy or occupational success must be built of body wholesomeness and vitality.

Nutrition must be vital or organic. Salts and mineral matter must be vitally organic in order that they may be assimilated by the human body for the rebuilding and regeneration of the body cells and tissues.

The rays of the sun send billions of atoms into plant life, activating the enzymes and by this force they change inorganic elements into organic or life-containing elements for food.

Thanks to Scientific Research, we are now able to analyze and know exactly the elements which foods carry, and to harmonize them in the body according to its needs.

Our body is made up of many atomic elements. *The principal ones are:

Oxygen Calcium Sodium Chlorine  

Carbon Phosphorus Magnesium Fluorine

Hydrogen Potassium Iron Silicon

Nitrogen Sulphur Iodine Manganese

Except for accidents, all the repair and regeneration of our body must come from within. The body is out of balance when the blood stream, cells, tissues, organs, glands and the rest of the body do not contain these elements in proper proportion or are deficient. The result is a condition that is just plain poisonous. It is called toxemia.

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.

Oxygen is one of the most essential elements. As soon as food is cooked, its oxygen is lost. The enzymes are destroyed at 130°F, and most of the vital force needed for nourishment is dissipated.

The fact that for generations, millions upon millions of people have lived and are living, who have rarely if ever eaten anything but cooked foods, does not prove that their being alive is the result of eating cooked foods. As a matter of fact, they are in a state of decadent existence which is confirmed by the toxic condition of their bodies. Else, why the overcrowding of inadequate hospital facilities? Why the millions upon millions of pounds of painkillers sold annually? Why such a high rate of incidence of heart trouble, diabetes, cancer, emphysema, premature senility and premature deaths?

Our Creator developed the human body with an inherent colossal amount of tolerance. When we eat anything that is “not good” for us or that is incompatible with our nutritional requirements and balance, we suffer. We are warned and punished by pain or by cramps, leading eventually to disease and perhaps to any one or more of the infinite number of ailments which afflict humanity.

* For mure complete and instructive details regarding these elements, read DIET & SALAD SUGGESTIONS, by N.W. Walker, D.Sc., Ph.D., Published by Norwalk Press.

Such punishment may not manifest immediately, nor be immediately apparent, but because of the body’s miraculous tolerance we will be kept waiting for days, perhaps months or maybe years, before the long-range retribution called for by Nature for the infraction of her laws, catches up with us.

Once we discover the Natural means to regain and to maintain our Health at a high rate of vibration, we experience the bliss which results from putting that discovery into daily practice. It seems both strange and pitiful that so many people will not consider the matter, but will deliberately continue into inevitable toxemic decadence. Mental and intestinal fortitude coupled with a little study could help them avoid premature and often painful disintegration. (Continue reading this fascinating book)

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