Jay Kordich is by many considered to be the father of juicing.
He is also the man behind the Juiceman® name.
His story is truly inspiring.
He has been juicing for over fifty years. It has become a way of life.
His commitment to juicing started over forty years ago when he discovered the connection between diet and health, and realized that by increasing our consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes (and limiting the consumption of meat and dairy products), we can help prevent many chronic ailments and premature aging.
He was born in 1923 just outside San Diego, California. When he was 25, Jay was diagnosed with a serious illness and was told he may not have long to live. After reviewing all the treatments available, he left California and traveled to New York City to see Dr. Max Gerson who was treating terminally ill patients with fresh raw juices and healthy cleansing diets. Jay became his patient and immediately began a regimen of large doses of raw carrot/apple juice. It wasn’t long before Jay’s health was restored and the direction of his life was changed forever.
From a star athlete to surviving a life-threatening illness, all by the age of 26, Jay soon decided he wanted to spread the word of fresh juices and eating a healthy diet. For the next 40 years Jay took his message to anyone who would listen, from county fairs to large department stores to seaside juicing shops. It was his passion to teach everyone he could reach how to be healthy through the power of fresh juices.
Source: Jay Kordich’s website.
Jay certainly knows about juicing and its benefits for health!
Here is Jay Kordich’s version for the BEST veggie tonic: (for 2) 10 carrots, 6 flowers of Brussel Sprouts, 1 cup Broccoli, 1 large handful of spinach and 2 green apples. It’s a winner!
1. Broccoli (excellent in juices)
2. Spinach (excellent in juices)
3. Brussel Sprouts (excellent in juices)
4. Lima (not recommended for juicing, unless soaked overnight and then juiced with soaked seeds or nuts.)
5. Peas (great for juicing and snap peas can be juiced entirely with their pods)
6. Asparagus (great for juicing)
7. Artichoke (not recommended for juicing!) Best steamed and eaten.
8. Cauliflower (great for juicing whole)
9. Sweet Potato (great for juicing and a good substitute for carrots if allergic to carrots)
10. Carrots (fantastic for juicing and is the base for most juicing combinations)