As I may have mentioned previously, years ago when healing from Celiac Disease I made the choice to heal naturally. I have never done well with medication of any kind, including aspirin! I wanted to get vitamin packed nutrients from vegetables of all kinds. We bought an inexpensive juicer and at that time regularly made home made green drinks.
The road to healing for me was to eat a healthy diet, with some vitamin supplements, Pro-biotics , Massage, Reflexology, Acupressure and Acupuncture treatments. As well as having different herbal infusions and remedies, yoga and giving the time for my body to heal naturally through good nutrition. I so wish I knew then about the many health benefits of fermentation - sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, fermented salsa, kimchi and the many other fermented foods.  The more I read about the many health benefits of these foods - the more I want to learn.
So, I continue in my research and education: to learn about fermentation, to learn about natural soap making and natural body lotions to name a few.  I hope to share some of this knowledge as I learn - down the road.
For me, this natural approach was the way to go. I can not speak for others, as each healing journey is unique to each individual.   Although this was a three year healing process for me, in hindsight, I would not do it any other way.
Would you like to share your healing journey from Celiac/and or other Allergy diseases?  What approach best worked for you? Have you any guidance or recommendations you would like to share? I welcome all thoughts, insight or experiences you may have had - please do share.
So here we are - many years later, healed from Celiac Disease. I started to think back on those early days of healing and also when we first purchased our Juicer.  We had not had homemade juice in quite some time. The juicer got packed away and sort of forgotten about.  Now it sits in the corner of my kitchen on the counter - as a reminder not to forget about the wonderful, tasty, healthy, juice drinks that can so easily be made.

The other good thing about making your own vegetable cocktail, is you control what goes into it and how much salt to add.  Many of the commercial brands, even the low sodium, are still quite high in salt.
This cocktail was super refreshing!  Now when tomatoes go on sale - this juice will be my number one pick.
You can really play around with the ingredients in this cocktail - extra cucumber, extra carrots, or extra tomatoes whatever suits your tastes.  I can't wait for fresh summer tomatoes!
4 fresh tomatoes
2 green onions
3-4 inch piece of English cucumber
2 1/2 carrots
1 1/2 stalks of celery
salt and pepper to taste
Roughly chop the vegetables into sizable chunks - to fit into the top of your juicer.  Once all the vegetables have been processed, season with salt and pepper.  Pour into a tall glass and add a celery stalk stir stick (phew, that was a tongue twister!) as the juice does separate.  It is like a refreshing salad in a glass! 🙂

Ina Gawne


  1. I can tottaly understand you that you wanted to heal naturally. I did that also with my allergies.
    Good for you! I love juicing fruits & veggies also! This tasty juice is so refreshing & apart! I love this tasteful combination a lot! 🙂

    1. Asmita - us too! We can't wait for all the fresh summer fruit and vegetables - think my juicer will be busy this year!

  2. What a great post, Ina! Whenever anyone gives me tomatoes this summer, I'll be making this cocktail. 🙂 Thank you so much for the recipe, dear! I love that you are such a proponent for natural healing. You are inspiring!

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May 13, 2012