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lemon juice and digestive health

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 14, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Hi everyone. I am interested in clearing the old system out(without fasting as I am against the practice) and think that including lemon juice would be a good idea. what advisements would the paleo crowd have? Does it destroy health gut bacteria, does it cause ulcers, and just how would you take it(I've been taking it watered down with a straw but find that it still burns the tongue and roof of the mouth a tad). How have you fared with lemon juice in the past?

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on August 28, 2012
at 11:21 AM

Just out of interest why are you against the practice of fasting?

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on January 14, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Sure, have fun: http://ancestralcrone.blogspot.com/2011/12/brewing-water-kefir-part-1.html and here's a great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-t9C7PoBRc

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on January 14, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Nance, I've decided to try this water kefir of which you rave. I know you've given instructions on PH before - can you post the link for me here?

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on January 14, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Apple is used in detoxes to soften/flush kidney stones, so really benificial along with the lemon, and sounds delicious

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I decided to reinclude cabbage and more herbs as well as some shredded coconut for the fibre. I've come to believe that Low to no carb diets still require fibre otherwise one becomes angry and tense etc.(possibly a symptom of lack of 'exchange' in the digestive tract.

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Would 1 cup per day be too much??? How about tooth decay? How does one circumvent this if at all?

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on January 14, 2012
at 01:55 AM

Drinking lemon juice/vinegar water still makes me "feel" like I'm detoxing but you're right on the money. The body takes care of itself.

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on January 14, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Take a lemon, cut it in half, squeeze that sucker into a glass of ice water. Drink. Enjoy. There are no negative health effects of drinking lemon-water.

Eating whole lemons or pure lemon juice will not do anything different for you. The body is constantly detoxing all on its own. Once toxins/grains/etc are removed from diet, it will take care of the rest.

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Would 1 cup per day be too much??? How about tooth decay? How does one circumvent this if at all?

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on January 14, 2012
at 01:55 AM

Drinking lemon juice/vinegar water still makes me "feel" like I'm detoxing but you're right on the money. The body takes care of itself.

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on January 14, 2012
at 02:40 AM

I agree with Bill. I happen to like carbonating spring water with my Soda Stream because I like the bubbles, but I squeeze a wedge of lemon or lime into each glass.

If you're going to be imbibing a lot of "lemonade" it's good you're using a straw because it can become erosive to your tooth enamel if you're drinking it all the time.

If you aren't fasting, what else will you be eating/drinking? Probably for the same reason that you're looking at lemon juice I drink water kefir every day and I can attest that it DOES clean out the gut. :-))

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on January 14, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Sure, have fun: http://ancestralcrone.blogspot.com/2011/12/brewing-water-kefir-part-1.html and here's a great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-t9C7PoBRc

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I decided to reinclude cabbage and more herbs as well as some shredded coconut for the fibre. I've come to believe that Low to no carb diets still require fibre otherwise one becomes angry and tense etc.(possibly a symptom of lack of 'exchange' in the digestive tract.

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on January 14, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Nance, I've decided to try this water kefir of which you rave. I know you've given instructions on PH before - can you post the link for me here?

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on June 05, 2013
at 03:21 PM

Many food myths concerning lemons juice being bounced around in this forum..

  1. You will never get tooth decay on a paleo diet - acids, like lemon juice, are not culprit - sugars are, as proved by Canadian hero and doctor Weston A. Price (see - http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional-diets/ancient-dietary-wisdom).

  2. Lemon juice, despite it's highly acidic nature (citric acid), get's converted into... wait for it... sodium/potassium bicarbonate in your stomach! It's a slow acting antacid, which works best when drank regularly. (see - http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_drinking_water_with_lemon_juice_in_make_your_pH_level_more_alkaline) --> sorry for the sh1tty link, I'm sure there's a 'better' source of information somewhere on the net

  3. Limonins, compounds found in lemons and citrus fruits, act much like Vitamin C - and has been proven to be a powerful anticancer agent in animal studies. These compounds have been shown to be present in the body 24 hours after consumption (approximately 4 times longer than vitamin C will remain in your body) (see - http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=27)

  4. My immune system has never worked better since I've started my glass o' water with the juice of one whole lemon squeezed into it. No colds, flus, nada! It's like I've armed and armored my immune system.

Chris

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:23 AM

I have been starting the say with half a lemon squeezed into a (probably about 20 oz) glass of water...I have seen a huge increase in my energy level since I started this practice...It tasted rather strong when I first started, but now I crave it during the day as well...The tartness is :drool:

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:03 AM

I like to drink a little morning cleanser of lemon juice, and this recipe is supposed to take the place of coffee as a stimulating drink (and I think it really works well actually),

It's:

2oz. organic apple juice, Juice of 1/2 lemon hot water stevia or honey or whatever floats your boat (if you want - not needed though).

The apple juice is optional but I think it makes it taste better.

I have trouble with the acidity in lemon too, but I've found this drink to be quite digestable and I think having it in the morning really makes the difference. If I drink something like lemonade it is really hard on my stomach. I also think that you have to watch the amount of lemon you ingest if it bothers you, because a little really does go a long way.

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on January 14, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Apple is used in detoxes to soften/flush kidney stones, so really benificial along with the lemon, and sounds delicious

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