Ex-juicers Log: 15 April 2017
I am so depressed. As some of you know I have been putting quite a lot of time, money, and effort into 'perfecting' juicing for me and for my family. I have made adaptations to recipes in consideration of my hypothyroidism, which was a significant chore since a lot of the information available is conflicting. Now, it seems, I also have to factor in PCOS and Hashimoto's. Again, there is a significant amount of conflicting information but the most consistent bit says a low-carb diet is essential for natural healing. Unfortunately, that rules out the possibility of juicing.
I have been astounded at the amount of carbs there are in celery, zucchini, peppers, etc, never mind carrots or apples. The lack of fibre (the cornerstone purpose of juicing) is even worse, apparently, and can increase insulin resistance and cause blood sugar spikes increasing the probability of my developing type 2 diabetes. Bizarre, eh? So many people turn to juicing to help cure their diabetes, and for me it could cause it.
I still plan to stock juices in my store, and I will still make juices for my dad, mom, sister and potentially for my brother-in-law but it seems my juicing adventure is over. One sort-of good thing I've learned, though, is the PCOS symptoms are near-identical to the menopause symptoms I've been experiencing, so if I can get a handle on that we may still be able to have a third child like we had hoped to.
I'll take what I've learned and try to adapt it to smoothies to balance out the protein and fats I'll have to be eating. That's gonna be a weird thing to adapt to after all this time learning and juicing. lol The health benefits of high density raw foods are obvious so I can't call my time here wasted. I'll likely still be lurking here and in the FB group, and I really really appreciate all the advice and support y'all have provided. Thanks.