7 Detox Juice Recipes plus Shopping List

Boost your energy levels and support your organs of detoxification with these nutritious detoxifying and delicious juices. Remember, juices should be consumed on their own and away from food for faster nutrient absorption.

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About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

2 Responses to 7 Detox Juice Recipes plus Shopping List

  1. Rena Smith says:

    I’ve been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, and according to the diagnoses, will slowly lose my eyesight.. The ophthalmologist has started giving me injections of Bevacizumab (trade name Avastin – a VEGF inhibitor ) directly into my eye…. I’ve read about some nasty side effects… Do you have any advice…?

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  2. Hi Rena,

    According to an article in medscape.com, I quote the following regarding the use of Bevacizumab:
    “BEVACIZUMAB: THE PROS AND CONS
    The Cons
    There are a number of unknown factors and concerns surrounding intraocular use of bevacizumab. These include:

    Potential retinal toxicity,
    Longer half-life,
    Less efficient binding to VEGF compared with ranibizumab,
    Potential antigenicity of the full antibody,
    Lack of preservatives, and
    Different manufacturing standards for intraocular vs intravenous injections.[15]
    Because bevacizumab was not created to be given as an intraocular injection, there have been no published animal or human safety data on retinal toxicity. The intraocular safety profile of bevacizumab is unknown in contrast to that of pegaptanib or even ranibizumab. Bevacizumab is also a full-sized antibody, unlike the ranibizumab fragment, which means there is more potential for inflammation and immune reactions to this larger molecule over time. The longer half-life (up to 20 days) of bevacizumab is useful for systemic cancer but may cause safety concerns in the eye. (In contrast, the half-life of ranibizumab was targeted for 4 hours.) Whether systemic absorption is more likely with a longer half-life drug is unknown. Although an intravitreal injection uses minute fractions of the drug and the systemic absorption is unlikely to be significant, measurement of systemic levels after intravitreal injection has not been done. The clearance of bevacizumab is 100-fold slower than ranibizumab, and the affinity of bevacizumab for VEGF is less than that of ranibizumab.

    The Pros
    Reasons to use bevacizumab center on this one fact: fast onset of improved retinal morphology and visual acuity. Indeed, the anecdotal report showed dramatic improvement in OCT appearance and corresponding improvement in visual acuity.[13] Other reasons to use it include its low cost and wide availability, with no unexpected toxicity shown to date. Applications of its use include:

    Salvage therapy (after lack of efficacy of FDA-approved drugs),
    Lesions that fall outside the indications for approved drugs,
    Patient refusal to use other drugs, and
    Lower cost in uninsured patients.
    For patients who have failed therapy with approved drugs and have not yet evolved to disciform scars, off-label bevacizumab could be recommended as a salvage therapy. Of all of these reasons, the overwhelming reason to use it is, of course, efficacy.”

    The choice of course is yours to discuss with your ophthalmologist (always get a second opinion).

    Treatment does depend on the stage of the disease, whether is dry or wet.

    According to clinical trials these supplements found to prevent macular degeneration:

    Vitamin C 500 mgs, vitamin E 400 IU, beta-carotene 15 mgs and zinc 80 mgs along with antioxidants help to prevent free radicals from damaging the retina. Herbs such as Billbery and Gingko also are antioxidants and Lutein 20 mgs and zeaxanthin 5 mgs also maintain eye health. The latter two showed significant results in clinical trials. Eat a balanced healthy diet and avoid trans fats and processed foods and eat plenty of green vegetables such as spinach and collard greens both rich in lutein. Quit smoking if you do and avoid chemicals such as Sodium Laureth sulphate in shampoo, soaps and toothpaste.

    Hope this helps. I strongly recommend you to see your local naturopath.

    The above is not a prescription but just a recommendation.

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