Does a Juice Fast Affect the Immune System?
The effects of a juice diet on the immune system
This is the most exciting story that can be told of the benefits of juice fasting. It is even greater than dramatic weight loss.
Very simply told, the story is this: Cancer does not develop in a
healthy person because the NK (Natural Killer) cells that are
configured to kill cancer cells and cells infected with a virus, patrol
our bodies, examining each cell for the presence of telltale molecules
on the cell surface. If these markers are found, the NK cell attaches
tentacles to the cell that carry venom sacs. The NK cell then reaches
out with another tentacle and searches for a flag that identifies the
cell in such a way that it should not be killed.
If this flag is not found, the NK cell perforates the cancer cell with
a blast of particles and injects venom into the cell that pulsates in
and out until the cell disintegrates. This exciting scenario is enacted
10,000 times every day in the body of a healthy person, so the cancer
cells are not allowed to multiply and become a clinical case of cancer.
The NK cells are directed by the pancreas which also manufactures
insulin and digestive enzymes that are needed to replace those that
have been destroyed by cooking our food. When the pancreas has doubled
its size and still can't keep up with the demand, it quits, leaving the
NK cells un directed. In this condition, even though you have NK cells
in your body, cancer still can take root and grow.
Juice fasting and enzymes
Juice fasting provides the enzymes needed to jump-start the immune
system in as little as three days. Staying on a raw food diet will
allow the pancreas to heal, which may take a year to accomplish.
Can you imagine the stark drama of this unseen battle that rages in your body?
Juice fasting followed by a raw food diet is effective in treating other degenerative diseases too, such as arthritis.