Gerson Green Juice and Malunggay Juice (Moringa Oleifera)
Note to anyone looking for Kale in Singapore– you can buy organic kale from Nature’s Glory, you can buy online or go to their warehouse at Outram Park. Its quite expensive though and the fact that is flown from Australia/New Zealand, it must have been irradiated. Its still quite curly and crunchy though.. you probably have to call Nature’s Glory first if they have stock– as I think its seasonal so they do not have it everytime.
On the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food….Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing” (Ezekiel 47:12)
The Gerson GReen Juice
This is the other “core” juice of the Gerson protocol (Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases
). The green leaf juice is extremely rich in iron and other minerals, and very high in chlorophyll. It is a substance similar to human hemoglobin, and is the richest source of oxidizing enzymes in the Gerson protocol. Since Nanay is anemic and Iron supplementation is a NO-NO in Gerson Therapy, this is just what she needed.
The gerson protocol requires drinking Green Juice, in addition to the carrot and apple juice. The ingredients of the Gerson Green Juice as follows:
Escarole 1-2 leaves
Lettuce 3-4 leaves (use iceberg if no others are available)
Swiss (Green) Chard 1-3 leaves, depending on size (Click here for comparison of swiss chard and sweet potato leaves)Red Chard same as above
Endive 1-2 leaves
Red Leaf Lettuce 3-4 leaves
Green Leaf Lettuce 3-4 leaves
Red Cabbage 2-3 leaves
Romaine 2-3 leaves
Beet Tops (young inner leaves) 2-3 leaves
Green Pepper 1/2 medium sized
Watercress 1-2 sprigs
One medium apple (see above for types of apples to use)
Kale (Comparison of kale and moringa here)
It also replaces some of the carrot/apple juices in diabetic, hypoglycemic and candida patients as it is lower in sugar.
The challenge in this recipe is that the availability of the ingredients is dependent on the seasons and geography. For example, the Kale and Swiss Chard was not available in most Organic shops here in Singapore for almost 2-3 weeks, and if it is available it is quite expensive. Moreover, it is usually flown from Australia or New Zealand which raises the possibility that it is also irradiated.
It is noteworthy that the darker, stronger-flavored items such as chard and red cabbage are richer in chlorophyll and other nutrients than the lighter, less flavorful vegetables.
Charlotte Gerson and Beata Bishop adviced not to use other greens or ingredients other than the ones listed. However, they actually lived in non-tropical non-arid climates which makes growing kale and swiss chard as natural as it can be.
In tropical countries like Singapore and the Philippines, there are also other dark strong-flavored vegetables such as Sweet Potato Leaves and Malunggay (Moringga) that are comparable to swiss chard, kale and beet tops.
A Study on the Nutritional Composition of Moringa (Malunggay) as compared with Kale and Swiss Chard, click here
Nutritional value of swiss chard here and of kale here comparison table here (easier to look at).
Apparently this humble vegetable has been tested to have anti-cancer properties. I reckon it is not just a good alternative to the Gerson greens, but is actually a great addition. It is also in line with what the Bible has been telling us that the plants and trees we need for food and healing is available around us. The plants and trees that will nourish South East Asians (Malaysian, Singaporeans, Filipinos) are of course should be occuring naturally in hot, humid tropical climate. There are a few other plants/herbs that Nanay has taken last year, such as the Black Face General (plant given to us by a Singaporean friend). Snake weed (or Tawa-Tawa in Tagalog), that is available in Singapore and Philippines every where (its a weed). Then there is also the Sabah Snake Grass. I believe these herbs/plants, if combined together, will be the Asian version of the ESSIAC Tea…hmmm! its probably worth researching on this too.