I know, I know, juice is processed food. But, first of all, it is minimally processed, and, most importantly, I am doing it to heal my gastritis - I went off PPI and I am trying out that cabbage juice theory.
So, every time I drink cabbage juice, I feel dizzy and light-headed. I swear the God, I do not add anything to it - no beets, no sugar, no salt. Last time I made beet juice and this happened, but now all I drink is cabbage juice, so... why in the world?
Can it be that cabbage has carbs/sugar? I mean it does not taste sweet to me, but maybe I am wrong?
I also read some place that certain kinds of juices can lower your blood pressure drastically (and mine is already 110/70) so they say you have to water them down or sip them slowly. I drink it slowly, but maybe not slow enough?
Not sure what to think... but I really would love to know any kind of logical explanation behind it.
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on September 04, 2013
at 11:43 PM
I have an ulcer and I'm doing the cabbage also. I've noticed a decrease in the severe bloating I had but its a slow process and I still feel my stomach ulcer sting a pinch but not near as bad as it was. I'm not giving up because acid blockers really are not good for your body....kinda like a poison.
on August 22, 2012
at 04:23 AM
Do you have any other gut problems? Cabbage is high in fructans (a FODMAP). If you have any problems with fructose malabsorption or IBS, then cabbage could cause you problems too.
Anyways, I can eat a big orange everyday and my gut will be happy. But once I drank a small bottle of orange juice and it hit me pretty fast and furious. I got bad cramps and gas of course, but I also got an intense hot, dizzy, disconnected feeling.
Orange juice unlike cabbage juice is very high in carbs and sugar, but my diet is high in starchy carbs and fruit sugars in general and I never get any blood sugar "crashes."
My theory is that while I can eat a single orange with a meal fine and dandy with my fructose malabsorption, a bottle containing the juice of 4 oranges and no fiber drank on an empty stomach was too much fructose to handle, even from a "safer" fruit like an orange that has about an equal amount of glucose.
Even though you can have some raw cabbage and be fine, maybe taking a big hit of concentrated cabbage juice is too much for your damaged gut to handle?
on August 22, 2012
at 03:33 AM
Cabbage juice has about 3mg of carbohydrates. It's very low in carbs.
on August 21, 2012
at 04:24 PM
I am doing a head of cabbage a day for 30 days for stomach reasons too. It makes 24oz to 30oz a head. I drink it all at once and feel like vomiting for an hour. I do it through a straw and don't breath through my nose to avoid the taste. I sometimes get dizzy or my heart will flutter (my heart has skipped and fluttered on and off since a teen [now in my late 30s] so no worries I been checked.) it is a strong liver detox as well. As I am sure you have also noticed your throat burns some when you drink it. Anyway I am on day 13. Your poo will start to have a cabbage smell as well. But here is the thing, overall my stomach feels a lot better than it was, which is why I continue to torture myself with it daily till I get to 30 days. I know that study was divided parts of it for 7 to 10 days, but I say go big or go home.
on August 17, 2012
at 07:16 PM
You may have a food sensitivity issue or your gut may be so damaged that it cannot handle the juice right now. Also, to get gut healing from cabbage juice, you need to ferment it. Try bottled probiotics instead and a little aloe juice added to your drinking water. It may be easier for your gut to handle while it???s healing. Healing takes time so after a few months, try the juices again to see how you do.