My first rheumatologist had me taking fresh carrot juice. The only change I noticed was skin discoloration. It was worth a try and the extra nutrition couldn't hurt. I hope you both have better results.
However, I spoke to a lady who looked 40 and was actually 75. She told me she had no health issue and no arthritis (good for her). After a few weeks of drinking home made smoothies using her new juicer she became quite achy so she stopped.
This was a lady who had a good diet anyway and had never drunk much alcohol or ever smoked a cigarette in her life.
I think she was extremely healthy anyway.
She put it down to 'too much acid'.
As smoker who needs extra vit c I drink them if they are available because I am too lazy to get organised at home.
Please let us know how you get on becasue my children keep asking me to get a juicer. If it makes a difference I will do it too.
Im not a healthy eater so I am hopeing to get my vegis in a drink for lunch, you can get like five different vegis in a glass and throw in an apple and your good to go. and have like chicken or fish for dinner and rice. My plan is to be healthy this year, not just limit calories, I have lost alot of weight but now I should watch my health as well.
I will let you know how it works
Lupo30 let me know how you make out with yours
My daughter and I drink those V8 juice/veggie blends. The strawberry/banana flavoring is the best and I think you get a serving of vegetables in a glass. A lot less work and less cost I would imagine to buy it than to make it but fresh is probably overall better for you.
If you want to try to eat healthier and get more veggies then I can also recommend those cookbooks about how to sneak veggies into food and even dessert. Good luck! I will also buy some readimade meals that advertise 50% of veggies for a day in them - but if you have high blood pressure/kidney problems or are on prednisone then they're not the best because they are high in sodium usually.