The Celery Juice Movement!
Medical Medium Celery Juice Protocol & Fodmaps
A lot of people are now drinking celery juice every day and I wanted to share my experience as it may help someone else with similar issues.
I have experienced a range of health issues, from migraines as a young child, chronic fatigue, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, diverticulitis, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). I had glandular fever in year 12 and that changed my health immensely. I have had a lot of stomach and food issues so finding what works for my digestion and well being has been an ongoing process. I have paid thousands for food intolerance tests, been to a dietitian, naturopath, and Chinese medical practitioners.
When I came across the work of Anthony William, the Medical Medium, in late 2015, his ideas made sense to me.
I have since listened to his podcasts, attended webinars, and purchased his other books, Live Rescue, Life-Changing Foods, and Celery Juice. I have read hundreds of books on diet and nutrition, and Anthony William’s ideas make a lot of sense to me.
I have followed much of the advice given in the books. I have done months of drinking celery juice each morning, and eating only fruits and vegetables. And for the most part I have felt really good.
A few months ago, I chose to get back onto the celery juice and I felt terrible. At first, I thought it was a detox reaction, though I was already eating very clean. My stomach blew up like a balloon and I was in agony. Then I realised that is was causing a diverticulitis flare up and I stopped taking the celery juice. I was very sick for a week afterwards with typical diverticulitis pain.
I have issues with FODMAPS and have been having some stomach issues, so yesterday, I decided I would make up a low FODMAPS vegetable soup to have during the week for lunch. As I looked at the FODMAP food list, I realised that celery should be avoided in quantity and it is recommended that only one stick of celery can be eaten per day.
FODMAP stands for "fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols". These are short-chain carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion. Instead of being absorbed into your bloodstream, they reach the far end of your intestine where most of your gut bacteria reside.
I felt like a light bulb had gone off. I find with FODMAP issues, I can be okay for a while and then there is an incremental build up and I have to go low FODMAP for a while. So now I am thinking about whether the celery juice didn’t agree with me because I am not good at tolerating high FODMAP foods and at that time, I wasn’t eating low FODMAP foods, so my base levels were up.
Anyway, I thought I would just share my celery juice light bulb moment. I would love to know if anyone else who has FODMAP issues is okay with celery juice. I am some of the time and not others. I know that lots of people have had great benefits from celery juice, and I would love to be one of them.