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Old 10-07-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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Lemon Juice!

I've been drinking 2 glasses of freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon each glass) every day, one in morning and one in evening. It's only been two weeks, but I am totally clear, which is unusual for me. Usually I have a few blemishes. I've been doing a lot of reading on the benefits of lemons and I'm convinced they're powerful things.

I will definintely stick to this religiously and see how it goes. I think it's recommended that you drink the juice very gradually throughout the day so as to release the toxins slowly, but I just don't have the time to organise this.

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The value of eating lemons is reported by Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden:

“The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”

Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea.

“Its magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4. Lemons are useful in treating asthma, biliousness, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, la grippe [flu or influenza], heartburn, liver complaint[s], scurvy, fevers and rheumatism.”

Since many people today suffer from what they used to call biliousness, it is important to edify our readers to the definition.

Biliousness -- 1. A symptom of a disorder of the liver causing constipation, headache, loss of appetite and vomiting of bile. 2. excess of bile; a bilious fever.

Why the lemon works so well

On page 19 of A.F. Beddoe's book “Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition,” he states that: “Man does not live off the food he eats but off of the energy that is produced from the food he eats.”

The energy you get from your food comes from the atoms and molecules of energy in your food. A reaction takes place as cationic food enters the digestive tract and encounters anionic digestive enzymes.

To explain further, an ion is part of a molecule con-atom or a group of atoms that carry an electrical charge. Ions which carry positive charges are “anions.” Lemons are considered to be anionic, having more anions (negatively charged ions) of energy as compared to cations (positively charged ions) in their atomic structure. Saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach's other digestive juices are also anionic.

Lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has more anions than cations in its atomic structure.

Who Can Benefit From Lemon Water?

Dr. Beddoe continues on page 194: “Lemon water is used in every person that can tolerate it. That is, if there is no allergy to lemon (a very few have a true allergy to lemon) and no active ulcers, then all adults and most children should use the lemon water. The purpose of the lemon is to:

a) provide a natural strengthening agent to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.

b) The liver can make more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element.

c) The lemon helps fix oxygen and calciums in the liver because it regulates blood carbohydrate levels which affect the blood oxygen levels.”

In the above book, Dr. Beddoe also cites an article by Dr. Michael Lesser on the medical promise of citric acid in “Anabolism, Journal of Preventive Medicine.” He uses this article to validate the value of using fresh lemon juice daily: “It appears that citric acid, the major carrier of biochemicals in the body's energy system, shows important promise, primarily because of its excellent properties as a chelator. Its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium offers major promise in the successful treatment of pancreatic stones and has also been employed to dissolve kidney stones. Since calcium deposits are of major significance in the much greater problem of hardening of the arteries, citric acid may possibly contribute to a safe and effective reversal of this widespread degenerative disease.”

Even though medical doctors are not currently employing lemon juice in the treatment of the above conditions, this article substantiates the fact that one of the benefits of fresh lemon water is the way the citric acid is able to act upon the body's systems differently than any other food.

Lemon Remedies Published by Jethro Kloss in Back to Eden

* For sore throat, dilute lemon juice with water and gargle frequently. Dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water. It is even better to use straight lemon juice.

* A slice of lemon bound over a corn overnight will greatly relieve the pain.

* A slice of lemon bound over a felon [pus formation on a finger joint] will not fail to bring the pus to the surface where it can be easily removed.

* To relieve asthma, take a tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before each meal.

* For liver complaints, the juice of the lemon should be taken in a glass of hot water one hour before breakfast every morning.

* To break up la grippe [flu or influenza], drink a large glass of hot water with the juice of a lemon added, while at the same time have the feet in a deep bucket or other vessel of water with mustard added to it. The water should be deep enough to where it comes nearly up to the knees. Keep adding hot water to the patient's tolerance and until the patient begins to perspire freely (about 20-30 minutes). Be sure there is no draft on the person while this is done. The patient should be near a bed so he can get in it easily and avoid any danger of getting chilled. If convenient, a full hot bathtub would be good in place of the foot-bath. The lemon water should be taken every hour until the patient feels that all the symptoms of the cold are gone.

* A teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water relieves heartburn.

* For rheumatism, one or two ounces of lemon juice diluted in water should be taken three times a day: one hour before meals and at bedtime.

* In cases of hemorrhage, lemon juice diluted in water and taken as cold as possible will stop it.

* Scurvy is treated by giving one to two ounces of lemon juice diluted with water every two to four hours.

* In excessive menstruation the juice of three to four lemons a day will help check it. Best to take the juice of one lemon at a time in a glass of cold water.

Mr. Kloss explains how lemon juice can even help someone with stomach ulcers:

“How can one with an inflamed or ulcerated stomach partake in the juice? Would not a strong acid like that of the lemon act as an irritant? That would depend on how it was taken. If in quantity, yes. But to take it very weak at first [diluted sufficiently in water], it will cease to burn. The sufferer afflicted with ulcerated stomach has to use great perseverance to affect a cure, and it can be cured if care and patience is used. The gastric juice in the stomach is four times as strong as lemon juice.”

In these cases, I recommend one to two tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel before the lemon water. Taking 500 mg. of Bromelin has also proven to be helpful.

Buying a sweet lemon

Some lemons are more sweet than others. A rule of thumb for selecting a lemon that is both sweet and high in mineral content, is to pick one that has a high specific gravity measurement and is heavy for its size. By comparing equal-sized fruit, the one with the greatest weight will have the most mineral content and sugar. A thick skinned lemon will not be as heavy as a thin skinned lemon and will not have the desired sweetness or mineral content.

The method I use to ensure the purchase of sweet lemons is to look at the stem end of the lemon. There are two ends on the lemon. One end has a point where the blossom started to grow; the other end has a stem or a dimple where the stem used to be located. On the stem end of a highly mineralized, sweet lemon, you will see little lines radiating out of the stem like sunbeams. These little lines can look like a star shaped structure and is called a calyx. The calyx may have three, four, five or more points to the star. The greater the number of points on the calyx, the higher the mineral content of the lemon.

How much lemon to use

If you are in good health and weigh less than 150 pounds, squeeze the juice of one half a lemon (one ounce) into a glass of purified water and drink this mixture twice a day (one whole lemon a day.) If you weigh over 150 pounds, squeeze the juice out of an entire lemon (two ounces) into a glass of purified water and drink this mixture twice a day (two whole lemons a day.) The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste.

To help your body get the energy from the food you are eating, drink lemon water regularly. Next to drinking plain purified water, drinking lemon water daily is the most important thing you can do for your health.

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Old 10-07-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Lemon Juice!

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Originally Posted by AccutaneAvenger
I've been drinking 2 glasses of freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon each glass) every day, one in morning and one in evening. It's only been two weeks, but I am totally clear, which is unusual for me. Usually I have a few blemishes. I've been doing a lot of reading on the benefits of lemons and I'm convinced they're powerful things.

I will definintely stick to this religiously and see how it goes. I think it's recommended that you drink the juice very gradually throughout the day so as to release the toxins slowly, but I just don't have the time to organise this.

Anyone else had success with lemon juice?

Bye,
AA
Funny, because they say to stay away from lemons or oranges; Supposedly the acid triggers acne.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
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Be very careful drinking all that lemon juice. Lemons will eat away at your teeth. I would talk to you dentist before starting this regimen.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:22 PM   #4
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Somthing That simple like lemon juice help clear acne I dont know if I believe it I heard putting lemone juice on blemish help but not sure if really work it could be a myth. It's only been 2 weeks I dont think your face can clear up that fast are sure it the lemon juice that work that help clear up your skin? I try for years to get clear skin nothing work so right now decided not to use any acne product because my brother said he does not use anything on his skin and stay clear when use acne products his face get worse I use alot acne products for alot of years it seem like my face got worse Now trying not to use anything on my face and see how my skin does.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:47 PM   #5
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I remember reading that drinking a glass of water along with lemon juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is supposed to help. but lemon juice is very acidic and I wonder if it really helps or not. so im confused about lemon juice lol.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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Guys you are presuming wrongly, once digested inside the body lemon juice becomes alkaline so for all those people who refuse to eat lemons because they think it gives them an acidy feeling in their stomach are completely wrong! The stomach enzymes convert the lemon juice from acid to alkaline once inside the body. The same goes with Apple Cider Vinegar. ACV is not only great for using it on your skin externally because it makes your skin more acidic but it is also great for increasing the pH to a more alkali level inside your body as the stomach converts it from acid to alkali.

 
Old 10-08-2004, 02:49 PM   #7
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so drinking lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning would be a good idea?

 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:24 AM   #8
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Yes first thing in the morning is often recommended.
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:31 AM   #9
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Re: Lemon Juice!

what about lime juice?

 
Old 10-09-2004, 06:07 PM   #10
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ok thanks, I was doing it for awhile than just seemingly stopped for no reason. This time im gonna continue and stick with it.

 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:13 PM   #11
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I also had experience drinking lemon juice for more than 1 month. After drinking for sometime my back became very itchy and then I noticed a lot of pruritus formed on my left leg and hands so itchy and intolerable. I drink 2 lemons per day one in the morning and one in the evening.

 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:32 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by AccutaneAvenger
I've been drinking 2 glasses of freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon each glass) every day, one in morning and one in evening. It's only been two weeks, but I am totally clear, which is unusual for me. Usually I have a few blemishes. I've been doing a lot of reading on the benefits of lemons and I'm convinced they're powerful things.

I will definintely stick to this religiously and see how it goes. I think it's recommended that you drink the juice very gradually throughout the day so as to release the toxins slowly, but I just don't have the time to organise this.

Anyone else had success with lemon juice?

Bye,
AA
Hi guys, I haven't been on here for several months, but when I saw this I had to respond. I put up a post like this the last time I was here raving about. lemon juice. My face was in bad shape too, until I started with the lemons.

In short it works!

I started with 2 lemons a day, morning and night.
Cut the lemon in half, strain the juice out of both sides with a juicer. Pluck out the seeds and put it in a glass. If you're just starting with the lemons add a cup and a half of water to it, after a while when you get used to the taste like me, add only a cup of water. After you add the water, put it the freezer for 20-30 mins. It'll be nice & cold and easier to handle the strong taste. I actually felt my face tingle & feel cleaner after drinking it.

I've been doing this for a year now. I started seeing results (after 2 weeks!) After a while I cut it back to 1 lemon a day and then I stopped. If I feel myself having a rare breakout I'll get the lemons out.

I strongly urge everyone to try this. I know it seems too good to be true, but what have you got to lose?

 
Old 10-12-2004, 05:19 AM   #13
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These lemons are really WORKING!!! I hope it keeps on working.

Pyle, I'm pleased you had success with the lemon juice.

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Old 10-12-2004, 07:39 AM   #14
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congratulations on your success! does it make a difference whether you use real lemons or lemon juice from a bottle? there is a big price difference between the two!

 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:33 AM   #15
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Hitman, it makes a HUGE difference. Lemon juice from a bottle will do practically nothing. Juice must be had freshly or else it loses so much of its effectiveness. That said, some bottled juice are better than others (ie. reconstituted ones are absolutely useless). But even the fresher bottled ones still are not all that helpful.

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