The woman at checkout looked at my husband and I funny as we loaded up ten stalks of celery onto the conveyor belt. It was the second time we’d been in that week, stocking up on celery. After all, our fridge’s vegetable drawers could only hold so much. Ha.
My husband filled the awkward exchange, “We’re juicing it,” he explained.
The checkout lady nodded with a face I knew all too well. She was amused by our tactics.
“It’s good for your digestion,” I said, feeling a further need to explain.
“I’ll take your word for it,” she said.
Apparently she wasn’t a fan of celery.
But, no matter. I’m a fan and for greater reasons than the taste. Curious why we’ve been loading up on celery juice? Well, I’m glad you asked. Come along and see 🙂
Why I’m Juicing Celery Every Morning
I recently finished reading the book Medical Medium by Anthony William. I felt enlightened after I read it, and came away with clear action steps I could take to heal my body.
My main takeaway? You guessed it. Celery juice.
According to Medical Medium,
Fresh celery juice is one of the most powerful and healing juices. Just 16 ounces of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.
Those are powerful words. Since I came away with trust for Anthony’s healing suggestions, I figured, what do I have to lose? Let’s go get some celery.
Healing Benefits of Celery
Why do I love celery? Let me count the ways.
Celery has anti-inflammatory properties and is super alkaline, so it’s like a shot of oxygen to your cells. It purifies your bloodstream and flushes out toxins from your body.
Celery is rich in organic sodium content and has the ability to dislodge calcium deposits from your joints, so they can be eliminated safely from your kidneys.
Celery has a near perfect balance of electrolytes, so it’s great for your adrenal glands, and for decreasing stress in your body.
It helps balance out blood sugar, which is a big deal for hormone balance.
Celery juice also aids your digestion in a big way. Anthony confirms in Medical Medium that healing your digestion is a key part of healing your body overall. The health of your gut influences your immune system and mood! Your brain and gut are connected.
Impacts of Low Stomach Acid
The underlying reason for digestive issues, Anthony says, is low stomach acid or hydrochloric acid (HCL).
HCL is your body’s first defense against viruses, pathogens and parasites. Without enough of it, your body cannot properly absorb minerals, such as selenium and zinc, which are key factors in the functioning of your immune system.
If you have low stomach acid (or if you’re rushed and don’t chew your food enough) food goes into your gut undigested and gets stuck.
As the undigested food rots in your gut, it releases ammonia gas, which can cause a slew of other issues including digestive distress, chronic fatigue and illness.
If you have low stomach acid, you’ll feel bloated or gassy after eating, especially after heavier animal proteins, and you could see undigested food in your stool.
Anthony says that the primary factor behind low stomach acid is adrenaline. Stress.
It’s also lowered by pharmaceuticals: anitbiotics, anti-fungals, birth control pills and over the counter NSAIDs. So, it’s a good idea to do what you can to manage stress and eliminate these other additions from your body.
How to Heal Your Digestion
Here’s the good news. Straight up celery juice helps rebuild your stomach’s supply of hydrochloric acid and strengthens your digestive system.
All you have to do is juice one bunch of celery in the morning on an empty stomach. (Since conventionally grown celery is doused in pesticides, it’s a good idea to use organic celery.)
Keep the juice to only celery. Don’t add anything else. Keep it simple and to the point.
Before drinking my celery juice in the morning, I’ve been drinking a glass of room temperature water with a lemon slice. This is another recommendation from the book, though I bet you’ve probably heard of this before.
The lemon and water combination after waking helps get your liver and bowels moving. That’s a good thing, since both did hard work while you were sleeping. The water flushes out those toxins.
On the Positive Side?
I’ve been drinking about 16 ounces of organic celery juice every morning for almost two weeks now and I have noticed a difference. I’ve been feeling much better.
I feel like it’s a good way to start my day, for sure. I’ve been feeling more balanced in the morning.
My bowels have been more regular and I’ve felt less pain in my joints, muscles and in the parts of me that get flared from endometriosis.
Anthony proclaims that the other digestive supplements I was taking, such as probiotics and digestive enzymes, don’t really do much. They’re not worth it.
That was good news to me, since I’ve been spending a bunch on those every month. I’ve found that celery is relatively inexpensive and pretty much available year round.
Celery juice. Is it really that simple?
Want to try it out with me?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Very interesting. I think I need to give that a go. Does it have to be first thing in the morning or would you get the benefits as long as you just had it once a day? I would only be able to make a juice in the evening.
Hi Nic – You can juice it at any time of the day and still get benefits, but you get the greatest benefits first thing in the morning. This is when your body really needs it.
The book says it has to be on an empty stomach. Thats way he suggested first thing in the morning
I don’t have a thyriod. I am taking Dessicated Thyriod and don’t have a juicer.I blend a cup of diced celery and 1/2 cup of diced cucumber with some water.Any coments?
When can you eat after consuming in the morning?
Half an hour.
I can’t juice till about noon and I have coffee at around 6:30am will I still get the benefits from juicing at noon
You receive the most powerful benefit from juicing in the morning on an empty stomach, but you do still get some benefit when you juice it later.
I tried my first orgamic celery juice today after lemon water. Immediately started getting heart burns.
Any recommendations. Tia
Wonder if it could be the lemon? Maybe try skipping that and doing plain water, then celery juice. The celery juice will help increase your stomach acid, so eventually the lemon shouldn’t bother you.
I think this is great but I have 2 questions. I know Organic is better (but more expensive) so will you get decent nutrients out of regular celery? I know to drink this in the AM to get the best results, and although you should probably wait an hour to eat afterwards, are you able to eat 5 or 10 minutes later? I ask this because “life” doesn’t always allow one to wait an hour to eat before going to work. In addition I can not read other peoples comment because there is a shaded person over 1/2 the comment. I understand protecting identity but if I could read the comments, I may have been able to get these answered in prior reply’s.
Hi, Misty! To get the full benefits of the juice wait at least 30 minutes after drinking it, before you eat or drink anything. Also avoid drinking water (or anything else) 30 minutes before the celery. I recently learned this in his new book, Medical Medium: Celery Juice. The water dilutes the power of the juice. Here’s the book: https://amzn.to/2y3N6Zo
Hi Aubrey, I have been juicing celery for just under a week upon your recommendation and I totally agree that it is helping my digestion, I am in day 20 of my cycle and I usually start to feel beloated by now but so far nothing and I feel I even have a little more energy. I will be carrying on for sure with the celery juice 😀
That’s awesome Vicky! I can attest to the same. I’m on day 20 of my cycle and no symptoms at all.
What do u add to the celery
Hi Iris – Don’t add anything. Straight-up celery juice is best.
What if you don’t have a juicer?
If you have a blender or nutribullet you could try blending it with some water, or you could eat the celery as is. Juicing gives you a more potent supply and the juice’s benefits go straight to your blood stream.
I have a Breville juicer. I was gifted it for Christmas a couple of years ago. Best gift ever. They are relatively inexpensive if you want to invest. I think mine was about $100.
Try your local thrift store! I got a great juicer for under $10.
I don’t have a juicer and can’t afford one till after the new year. Is the benefit the same with just eating raw organic celery?
Yes. It’s hard to eat the same amount of celery you get out of a cup of juice, but you get the added fiber. Celery is a healing food overall. Eat it often.
I’ve been juicing a whole celery each morning (2-3 cups) to help my constipation problem that I’ve had for 20 years. It’s working, but now it’s runny stools. How long should I do this treatment for to cure constipation and get a normal flow of bowel movement?
Hi Anna – Good to hear it’s getting things moving 🙂 The loose stools happened to both my husband and I. It was periodic for me the first month or so and has tapered off now that I’m two months in. I feel like there’s a definite cleansing period. The celery juice is good for your liver, so I think that the loose bowels can relate to that too. Your body is detoxing.
How much celery do you need per day for the suggested amount of juice?
Hi Meghan – I use a whole stalk of celery. Depending on how big it is will depend on how much juice you get out of it. Curious to hear if you try it out.
hi aubree, i haven’t read this book yet and until I do I’d like to try this juice,. Do you think it would hurt it to add ginger for flavor but also its anti-inflammatory benefits? Just curious your thoughts thanks!
Hi Mindy. Straight up celery juice is best. Don’t add anything to it. You can always make some ginger tea and drink it separately. Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory choice.
thank you. optimistic to try this one out!
Yay! I’d love to hear how it goes for you.
Do you suggest a nutribullet or breville juicer. I have both. Thoughts.
Hi Becki – I would juice it in the Breville. That’s what I have too 🙂
I have a stomach acid for 3 weeks now. My doctor gave me a pill called Tecta but it didn’t help me well. I also tried gaviscon but it’s just for short period, after 30 minutes I would feel the stomach pain again.
Do you think this will help?
Hi Marj. Yes! I think it would help you. A lot of times heart burn is a sign that your stomach doesn’t have enough acid, not the other way around. The proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease stomach acid, which can make things worse. The celery juice is a natural way to strengthen your stomach acid.
Hi there, I started juicing celery before I got pregnant and noticed huge health benefits. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and it definitely helped increase energy levels, minimise sugar cravings which are a trigger for my RA flares aswell as get my bowels moving it felt like a giant cleanse. I stopped when I became pregnant as I heard somewhere it could be too concentrated? Do you know if this is true? I really miss the benefits of doing it and wonder if they would also benefit the pregnancy?
Hi Sally. I’m not sure if it’s safe during pregnancy. There appears to be conflicting information online about it. I would stray on the road of caution and not juice it, but I think it’s Ok to eat it still in its whole form.
How long after drinking the celery juice can you eat? thanks Leonie
I’d give it at least 15 – 20 minutes.
The alternative doctor who suggested this to me told me wait 45 min to eat after drinking the celery juice.
Will the celery juice raise my blood sugar levels? Thankyou
No. The celery juice does the opposite. It helps to balance out blood sugar levels.
Tomorrow will be day 4 of celery. Amazon is delivering my coffee enema kit tomorrow hoping to start my days with both for awhile. Gertson Therapy recommends the coffee enemas for cancer patients. I do not have cancer but if it heals that I figure it will heal other stuff. Markus Rithkrantz on YouTube recommends water enemas. Either way I think it will go well with the celery juice. Heal your digestive tract and you heal the rest of the body.
Hopefully the celery is helping you! In Medical Medium, Anthony does mention coffee enemas and he doesn’t recommend them. He says that they wear down the lining of your colon and actually weaken your digestion: https://soundcloud.com/medicalmedium/damaging-health-fads
Should I do this for one week? Or once a month for a week? What do you recommend? I’m a single mom and a high school teacher with no time on my hands…
It depends on the health of your digestion and how much support it needs. I have been juicing it just about every day and it has made a big difference. If you do it only once a month, it’s not going to have dramatic results. The more you do it, the more impact it’ll have. It really doesn’t take that much time once you get used to it.
Hey I’ve just started juicing June 6,2017. I’d bad stomach pains nauseated bloating burning. Since the few days there is great changes.
Good to hear you’ve had great changes! I did experience some detox symptoms during the first month, but that eventually tapered off. Stick with it!
Do you take for that the celery root or just the green? From both you can make juice and it does not come clearly out what is meant! Thank you
Hi Gabi – I use a whole bunch of fresh celery, which includes the greens. The greens can be more bitter, so it’s up to you if you want to remove them.
Chronic diarrhea for years. Want to give this a try but concerned reading comments here about it causing loose stools. Want to do 16 oz first thing in the morning and last thing at night before I go to bed – both on an empty stomach. Should I be concerned?
The celery juice is cleansing for your liver and kidneys, so a detox response is possible. This tapered off for me after the first month. You may want to move out the one before bed a couple of hours before hand, so you don’t wake up. The celery juice definitely gets things moving.
I have started today celery (ajwain) juice on the recommendation of my ayurvedic doctor friend as I found little high chalestrole.
As per his guidance last night boiled water and mix 2 spoon of celery and leave it. Now today morning I have it after 2 km walk. Actually I add morning walk To speedy recovery.
Result may check after 20-25 days.
Thanks for such a wonderful info.
I bought a juice brand new at thrift store for $8.00. They are really cheap and always available not necessarily all new but nearly new.
Awesome! Good find.
How long is it recommended to have the juice everyday? I think I’ve had low stomach acid and I have noticed less burping and discomfort in my chest since drinking the juice in the morning and taking digestive enzymes prior to eating.
It depends on the state of your digestion and other factors like stress, if you’re intaking any pills, or anything else that would lower stomach acid. I drink it as much as possible. I notice a difference when I don’t.
I have gastritis with low stomach acid from ppis so I can’t heal the gastritis, my food is not digesting well. Will the celery juice help with that?
Hiya, since i have had my gallbladder out i have had terrible trouble with bloating, reflux, indigestion etc. My only saviour has been Nexium and if i don’t take it the pain and discomfort is horrible.i don’t want to keep taking these so my doctor suggested celery juice! I hope this helps as i am at my wits end!! lucky i love celery!!!..Wish me luck!!
Awesome. You have an amazing doctor! Curious to hear how it goes for you. Acid reflux and indigestion are actually signs of LOW stomach acid and the Nexium makes it worse. Hopefully the celery juice allows you to ween off of it.
Hi Aubrey! I have low acid (according to functional dr) but GERD according to my laryngologist. Have you read anything that talks about stopping (the little acid that I do have) from coming up and causing reflux?
Been celery juicing for about a week now. Feeling good! 😉 thx!!
The celery juice can help with that, but please know that your reflux symptoms may get worse before they get better, as the celery kills things off. Stick with it through the detox and you should start seeing healing results.
Eclectic farms makes an organic,no fillers freeze dried celery powder. I would like to add the powder to my green drink. Will I get the same benefit from powder as from fresh?
Hi Ellen. I’m not sure. I haven’t tried the powder. Worth a shot!
Hi Aubree ,
Im receiving my juicer this week , I’m not a fan of celery , I usually just eat it w/ blue cheese , but i want to do the morning juice , is any other fruit I can add to that juice ?
Celery juice is most powerful on its own. It’s best not to mix anything with it.
If you’re not able to handle the taste of just the celery at first you can try adding cucumber and apples and then slowly cut those out until it’s just celery.
Can I have celery juice if I have high blood pressure? Thanks
Yes! Celery juice helps with that.
Will celery juice help even if you do have TOO much stomach acid, and not too little?? Or would it backfire, causing more reflux?
I have gastritis, esophagitis, GERD, and a slew of other health problems. I am miserable everyday and really want this to work for me. I’m hoping it could help with bloating, gas, heartburn, skin issues, etc
Yes! The celery juice should help all of this. Give it a shot.
Hello, i have the same problems – gastritis, Gerd, problems with gall bladder for 2 years. Its was provoked by Deecleance from Vision company. And now 2 years i have a problems. Do you use celery juice? Does it help you? I also red celery juice in not recomend for stomach problems.
I’m still drinking the celery juice just about every day and it has helped tremendously. Highly recommend checking out Medical Medium: http://amzn.to/2FQPXav
Gerds is usually due to too little stomach acid. (Read that on dr Mercolas site). Body overcompensates by producing more. Something along those lines
Just read A Williams 90day Thyroid Healing. Been just over a wk, drinking
celery juice every morn. But now have insane amt of gas! Something i didn’t
have before. I don’t eat gluten,grains, dairy, soy, corn products. Pretty
healthy eater. Have Hashimotos. Not sure if celery juice is suitable for me??
It does that for my hubby too. It gets things moving. It may help you to “chew” the juice when you drink it. I’ve heard that can help. Much Love.
I also read Thyroid Healing and have been doing the celery juice for 8 weeks now and stopped my thyroid medicine. I juice organic celery in the morning and cucumber at night. I have felt more energy and lost 8 lbs from removing gluten, pork, dairy, corn products, and moved to only using good oils such as Coconut or Olive Oil. I have noticed this past week I am getting sick to my stomach after juicing. I am going to try the warm water with lemon before I drink the juice tomorrow. Thanks for the blog…I love to see others are seeing the benefits.
This is great Jenny! Congrats on making so many positive changes and getting off your thyroid medication. That’s amazing.
I just started today on the heavy metal detox smoothie in the Thyroid Healing book. I’ve heard Anthony say that if you feel sick after juicing that it could be because of heavy metals. Have you tried the smoothie yet?
How long should you wait til you have your cup of coffee after having the juice first in the morning?!
I try and give it at least 15 to 30 minutes before I add anything else in. If you do both celery juice & coffee be prepared for a trip to the bathroom a couple of times. Haha. Both get things moving for me 🙂
Coffee destroys your stomach lining and HCL, after trying to rebuild it withis celery juice. Counterproductive!
Maybe, but I love my coffee. It’s a hard one to kick completely! I still see the benefits with celery juice.
I’ve been drinking the celery juice for 10 days and it has eliminated bloating and gas which were a huge problem for me.
Another thing that helps digestion is NOT drinking water 30 minutes before, during, nor after your meals. I think the celery helped my GERD too. But I only take 2 oz in the morning… did that for a week and along with so many other things like eating non gmo foods and organic. Since the celery juicing I’ve stopped craving my coffee! And I used to drink 4 cups all morning long. Now I’m drinking water all morning long to reach half my body weight in ounces of water – although I don’t always reach it but I come darn close. I don’t want to feel that horrible just-take-me-now feeling from experiencing all that bloating and gas and extreme burping on an empty stomach even. Juicing the celeryMUST be what made the pain stop since my belly was digesting Foods now… thanks for taking the time to post!
Good to hear it’s helping you, love.
I have ulcerative colitis & for the past 2 months flaring with the diarrhea up to 5 times a day. I want to drink the celery juice but am afraid to go to the bathroom even more . What do you suggest ?
Once you get past the initial detoxing period it gets better. You may want to start on a weekend, or time when you’ll be close to a bathroom. In the long run it’ll help you.
Hey Jolie I have had UC for the last 6 years with no remission and treatments not working, I thought I would try the celery juice as had lost hope with everything else, its been 10 days now and I feel amazing – more normal than I have ever felt – I was exactly the same as you, 5 times a day or more, urgency like crazy ! please give it a go – good luck
This is so great to hear Chez. Thanks for sharing your success.
It’s good to hear that Celery juice is a curr for most of Gut problems !
I’ll give try but first I want to ask how many celery sticks and the amount of water to mix?
I heard drinking 16oz on empty stomach is perfect,
But again I’m afraid to add more/less water.
Thank you for your time
I use a full stock of celery. The amount depends on how big the stalk is. I don’t add any water.
Do you recommend a certain type of juicer? I know cold pressed is better. I need to buy one. Thanks
I haven’t invested in a super nice one like that yet, but my Breville does the trick and has held up for years: https://amzn.to/2GKGMwu
Also what detox symptoms did you experience and for how long?
I had loose stools for about a month or so after I started. I’ve heard other ladies experiencing some nausea when you first start out. If the reaction is too intense, Anthony William recommends backing off from the juice and doing his heavy metal detox smoothie. The recipe for the smoothie’s in his book: https://amzn.to/2GOQYEg
Hi! I found this article super interesting. I told a friends she’s suffering with stomach problems and she tolda me that vegetables like celery , cucumbers, peppers makes her burping. And she’s afraid that talking this juice would do the same. What do you suggest or think? Thanks!
Yes! Just keep it to straight up celery juice. It may help to “chew” the juice when it goes down.
I’ve been drinking 16 oz of celery juice every morning for 8 days now. Since the first day I haven’t gotten a bloated stomach, no more acid reflux, and I’ve lost 6 pounds… Just sayin. I’m 63 but lately I’ve been feelin like im in my late 50’s. 😂
That’s amazing Larry! It is magical, right? Good to hear it’s helping you so much.
My question is at what point do I stop drinking this juice? It’s doing great things but I can’t find any information about how long a person should do this. Is this a “lifetime” morning drink? To be honest, seven to nine stalks of celery a week adds up pretty quick. By the end of the year I will have used about a billion stalks. So, how long should one drink celery juice?
It does indeed. My goal is to own my own celery garden. Haha. I think the answer to that is individual. It depends on how much healing your body needs. I’ve gone a couple of months without the juice when celery wasn’t available and I noticed a big difference. So, I continue onwards. I see it as an investment into my health and I’ve stopped buying probiotics. The cost with that was comparable.
Could you cut down on that amount of celery to juice after a month?
Living out in the country I’m not able to get organic celery in the village shop.
Have just read that celery might interfere with clopidogdrel which I take every morning with breakfast.
So, my question is :
I’ve been juicing celery juice and drinking on an empty stomach and shortly after drinking it it feels like every muscle in my body had an intense workout. I mean, my legs, arms feel so weak and sore. But, I feel wide awake it’s just my muscles. It goes away after a couple of hours.. can this normal?
The celery juice is detoxifying and can help clear out viruses from your nervous system. I wonder if that’s what’s going on?
I just began my celery juicing today and very excited. I’ve had the h pylori stomach infection, and since then my stomach has been out of wack. I’m praying this helps heal my stomach. I was on antibiotics for 2 weeks, 8 pills daily just to treat my stomach infection.
Awesome! Stick with it and you should see results.
New to the site, but a while back I started juicing 2-4 times a week. My go to is a beet, apple, carrots, and celery(usually sneak in some blueberries).
I haven’t tried just juicing one thing yet but I do feel better
That’s great that you’ve been juicing. I encourage you to try just celery. It’s super powerful on its own.
I have a mild case of trichomoniasis and can’t take the flagyl antibiotic so I’m doing some natural remedies. I’ve been drinking celery juice every morning for a week. Will celery juice kill the parasites? How long should I drink celery juice to see results? Any other natural remedies you know of to rid of the infection?
Can I juice a whole weeks worth and just keep it in the fridge or does it have to be juiced everyday?
It’s best to drink it right after you juice it. You lose nutrients if you wait. If you absolutely have to make it in a big batch, I’d freeze it rather than keeping it in the fridge.
Is there benefit to drinking lesser amounts of the juice, say like 8oz? Just tried my first celery juice and really is mildly disgusting lol. Will my taste buds give in a bit more over time? Blegh…
Anthony William recommends 16 ounces in the book, Medical Medium. The taste depends on the celery. Some is more bitter than others. I look for the thicker, more juicer sticks. Those are sweeter. Good luck!
Hello! I’ve been drinking celery juice for just about 2 months now and about 2 weeks ago, I started having sever stomach pain and nausea. Has anyone else experienced this? It’s so weird that it would be having the effects now.
Could be related to something you ate? It can still make me nauseous at times if something I ate/drank made my liver struggle.
I’m having this problem too and am reading all the comments to look for some help with it. I have had 16 oz of celery each morning for about a week or so now, and yesterday I ended up with a lot of stomach pain and nausea, puffiness, and various internal pressures I associate with rapid detox or herxing.
My #1 question is, do I keep on with the celery, or back off and let my body try to clear it before starting again?
#2, has anyone experienced that the detox symptoms level out and you’re able to keep going with the celery?
Thanks for sharing!
I have heard of this reaction happening. The celery is incredibly detoxing and it strengthens your stomach acid so it’s pushing things out. If it gets too intense I’d back off your dose. I had detox reactions for the first month or so before things leveled out.
When you first started juicing celery, did you notice any issues with loose stools?
Yes. I had them for about a month before that settled.
I’ve been juicing celery juice every morning for about 2 months. 3 weeks ago I started experiencing extreme bloating, weight gain, severe fatigue, stomach pains, constant nausea, diarrhea and vomiting bile daily.
I assumed my previous ulcer was back or I was dying. Not kidding. I finally caved and visited my gastro doctor, had bloodwork and an endoscopy. They found nothing. Supposedly I was in perfect health.
I’m slightly better now however I am still experiencing all these symptoms on a daily basis. Is it possible I’m detoxing?
Yes. It’s possible you’re detoxing. Also recommend looking into Anthony William’s heavy metal detox smoothie too: http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/heavy-metal-detox-smoothie
My GI via endoscopy found that I had gastritis in Feb 2018.The biopsy showed H Pylori as the cause. The H pylori was eradicated via triple therapy is June 2018. But I am still suffering from acid reflux. Not sure that I am cured from gastritis yet. Can celery juice help me?
Yes! Celery juice will help.
Aubree do you juice the leaves AND the stalks? I found this mornings juice actually solidified in the glass and was super dark green as had a lot of leaves… was also super bitter…. thoughts?
I don’t always do the leaves because of that bitter taste. That’s up to you.
Day 3 and serious inflammation and burning.
I have Gastritis, my doctor put me on Omeprazole for and I only took it for 10 days. Since then, I lost my appetite, I think it may be because of PPI blocks stomach acid. I went into stress mode and for the first time I had celery juice yesterday. I feel a little burning, but, do you think, that can be because of low stomach acid. Also, if I take celery to make stomach acid, do I have to to take it for the rest of my life, or do you think, I can take it for a week or so and it should heal the production of normal stomach acid. Also, I am not sure if you know or not, do you think, low stomach acid can cause gastritis. Please let me know. Thank you.
Everyone’s different, so your healing time will depend on different factors. It doesn’t necessarily have to be forever, but it does take time to heal. Patience.
I’ve started juicing 16oz of celery juice for a week. I’ve just noticed in the past couple days my skin has been more itchy then normal (I have very dry/sensitive skin). I’ve woken up today with a bit of a rash in a few areas of my body. Do you think this is part of the ‘detoxing’ effect? Or am I having a reaction. I don’t know if I should cut back how much i’m drinking or to just stop all together.
Could be detoxing. Your skin is one way for toxins to move out.
I would love to know if you continued drinking celery juice and if you experienced any other benefits from it with your endometriosis specifically! Also – what stage of endo do you have? Thanks!
Hi Candice. I do still drink celery! It’s been over two years now and it continues to help. My digestion is much stronger than it used to be, I have more energy and my blood sugar is more in balance, which tells me that it’s helping to heal my adrenals. I’ve heard of many other endo sisters following suit and they’re seeing lots of benefits!
I’m not sure what stage endo I have. I’ve only had one surgery to diagnose and the doctor didn’t discuss stages with me. The stages don’t correlate with the amount of pain, however. I used to have extremely painful periods and they’re mild now. I know the celery juice helped play a role. It’s not a cure all but very powerful indeed.
what do you do with the fiber ?
I toss it. If I had a compost pile I’d put it there. Some day.
Hi Aubree I started yesterday eve had about a cup. My tinnitus went awol.. I woke up with very painful kidneys and undereye kidney distress. Puffy black lines etc. I have 73% filtration.. early ckg.. but still normalish.. my worry is that it too much of a diuretic for my body? Causes my body to be dehydrated.. I’m always dehydrated even though I drink a lot because fluids are being pushed out constantly..🙏U got long term tinnitus from diuretics I discontinued immediately. Suggestions?
The celery juice helps to kill off bacteria and pathogens in your body. It’s common to have an increase in symptoms at first as these factors start to die off. It should be short lived, but if things get too intense, I’d back off your dose.
The tinnitus is a sign of the Epstein Barr Virus. The release of these toxins could be impacting your kidneys. I felt some discomfort in my kidney area at first too.
To help with the dehydration, try starting your day with water and lemon. The lemon helps to balance things out.
Best of luck to you! Much Love.
Hi Aubree! Just started this a couple days ago. Does drinking water before or right after drinking the celery juice in the morning lessen the effects? Not sure if empty stomach includes water as well as food.
No. It’s fine to drink water before and after. I start the day with water and lemon, then do the celery about 30 minutes or so after that.
I typically drink three 8 oz cups of water first thing in the morning. One of them contains 1 tbsp Sole water. Is this ok to continue before the celery juice?
The celery juice is super hydrating and has a near perfect blend of electrolytes, so I don’t think it’s necessary to have both.
I started the celery juice 3 weeks ago. I was on nexium for 15 years and wanted to get off due to all the bad side effects. The celery has helped me to get off the nexium. Still have some heartburn but not as bad as other time I had tried to get off without the celery juice. My issue like everyone else is the diarrhea. But it is not just loose stool, it’s water diarrhea, about 4 times every morning after the juice. Does this mean my liver was very toxic?
Awesome that it’s helping with your heart burn. Yes the water diarrhea is normal. It happened to me for about a month consistently. It still happens to my husband, but he doesn’t eat as strict as I do.
This is so odd. I have a pretty healthy diet. Eat lots of organic veggies from farmer’s markets, whole grains, very little alcohol or processed foods. Eggs and meat in moderation. We bought a juicer and included celery in our juice and after only a few sips I get very nauseated and have to lay down, then after a couple of hours, the watery diarrhea. I’ve tried twice. Only a few sips, and this from someone with no health complaints. I don’t understand how this can be detox. I’m really curious what’s going on! My boyfriend had nausea too but didn’t have a reaction the second time he drank some.
Celery juice is super powerful and detoxing! You can always start slow and build up to the 16 ounces.
This is my third day on Celery Juice for gastritis and constipation with gurgling stomach. I have not been to the loo yet. Does it mean it is not working for me?
I’d keep at it.
I’ve been drinking celery juice- 16oz everyday for a week on an empty stomach. I haven’t been to the toilet for 2 days. Can celery juice do this? What shall I do?
Celery has had the opposite effect for me. It helps to get things moving. Is constipation a normalcy for you?
Do you know how long you need to wait after drinking the celery juice to take thyroid med?
I take Nature Throid for hypothyroid (dessicated pork thyroid). Because celery juice has a lot of magnesium and calcium, my doctor said to take the thyroid medicine first thing in the morning, then wait as close to an hour as possible, and then do the celery juice. The reason for the waiting period is that the mag. and calcium in the celery juice can stop the thyroid meds from working if you drink the juice too soon after taking the thyroid med. Hope this helps!
Hi! I’ve tried today the celery juice, but I think I might be doing it wrong – I could put only 1/4 of the whole celery stalk (when I cut it in pieces it was a good cup full) and still I had to put like a glass of water as my blender wouldn’t manage with the hard parts. I can’t afford now a proper juicer and I’m not a biggest fan of the taste so I can’t imagine drinking like 3 glasses of it every morning.do you think it still makes sense or is it too little?
Hi Maria. Yeah. I’m not sure I could drink it that way either! It really is best in a juicer. So, perhaps just eat the celery straight-up? It’s not as powerful as juicing, but at least better than in the blender.
Hi Aubree! i especially bought a Nutribullet for juicibg the celery but then read in the instructions that you cannot use Nutribullet without putting water! And the celery Juice Should be made without water! Does adding water make the Juice totally not useful anymore or very much weaker ? Also, I find 16 ounces a lot and wonder how that was established. 8 ounces seems enough to me. I think that it is also recommended in case 16 ounces is too strong for you. What is your thought about both these questions? Thanks for your reply!
Hi Carolina. The celery is really best in a juicer. When you blend it it’s going to be thicker, so yes it will be more if you’re not straining out all the pulp from blender. If you’re set on blending rather than juicing you could try straining it with a cheesecloth.
Hi! wondering what you do with a whole bunch of pulp everyday??
I toss it. If I had a garden I’d use it as compost. If you’re feeling called to save it, I’ve seen recipes to make crackers and the like from it.
I have what my doctors think is endometriosis and very painful periods. How will celery juice help with endo? I have been juicing it for about a week now.
The celery juice has helped me a lot with digestive issues, which in turn has helped with a lot of the bloating/endo belly that tends to happen, which is uncomfortable. After two years of juicing celery in the morning my digestion is stronger and a lot of the foods that used to bug me before no longer do. Your digestive tract is where the majority of your immune system is, so strengthening this system up, allows your body to heal itself.
Hi,I have been drinking 16oz straight celery juice most mornings for about a month and the last few days I have woken up with swollen lips or gums. Not always in the same area. I read that celery allergy causes this. I’m hoping it is just detox symptoms. I am still having watery stools “poonami” lol does anyone else have swollen lips?
I was told to do a cup of lemon water, wait 30 min then 10-16 oz of celery juice, then wait 30 min and do my heavy metal smoothie (which is a great smoothie!!) i started two weeks ago and have extreme loose stool, and have been going to the bathroom 10-14 times a day! So i stopped the heavy metal smoothie the pst 2 days but am still having consistant diarrhea. Do you have any reccomendations? Thanks
I had loose stools for about a month after I started the celery juice.
I feel like i need to go every 30 minutes, did anyone experience this? Is there anything you think i can do to make it better? Should i drink less? Maybe cut out the smoothie for a while? Any reccomendations?
Can a runny nose and sneezing be part of the detox effects of celery juicing?
Thanks for your prompt response, Aubree! It started yesterday, on day 6 of the juicing, and the dripping and sneezing has continued even more strongly today. I guess I just ride it out and know it means good things are happening.
Yes, keep going! I had detox symptoms for at least a month after I started, and still feel them from time to time. Celery juice is powerful stuff.