This lovely lady, the Juice Lady Cherie Calbom to be precise, tells an inspirational story that I remind myself of any time I feel myself flagging in my healing process.

Like many of us, Cherie struggled with a chronic fatigue like illness that doctors were unable to diagnose. Cherie was lovely enough to take some time out of her bestseller writing, Dr Oz collaborating schedule, to have a chat with me about how she fought her way back from a debilitating mysterious illness, one juice at a time.

We chat about: 

Her healing crisis, in which she expelled a tumour-like object from her body.

Whether diagnosis actually matters in the healing process.

Her view on the actual cause of most illness.

Juicing vs blending.

How long juices be stored before they lose nutrients or start spoiling.

Whether frozen fruits/vegetables lose their nutrients.

The optimal fruit to vegetable ratio.

How long to juice fast and whether you should check in with a doc before starting.

Favourite add ons for histamine intolerance/chronic inflammatory conditions.

Why a low histamine standard diet isn’t going to heal.

Why cheating on a high nutrient diet isn’t worth it.

The mind as a healing tool.

The role of trauma in illness.

Cherie’s pre-gallbladder flush.

About Cherie Cablom, the Juice Lady.

Earned a Master of Science degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. She has practiced as a clinical nutritionist at St. Luke Medical Center, Bellevue, Washington, and as a celebrity nutritionist for George Foreman and Richard Simmons. Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, her juice therapy and cleansing programs have been popular for more than a decade. She became known as George Foreman’s nutritionist and the other spokesperson for the George Foreman grills in 1996. She appeared continuously with Salton’s Juice Lady juicer and Juiceman juicer and the George Foreman grills on QVC for thirteen years where she sold millions of dollars in products.

Cherie is the author of 21 books including the bestseller Juicing for Life (Avery, 1992) with 2 million books sold in the US and published around the world in 23 countries. Other best-selling books by Cherie include: The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Health, Revised Edition (Avery), Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life (Hachette), Sleep Away the Pounds (Warner), The Coconut Diet (Warner) George Foreman’s Knock Out the Fat Barbecue & Grilling Cookbook (Villard), The Ultimate Smoothie Book (Warner) and The Complete Cancer Cleanse (Thomas Nelson), and her latest books The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet (Siloam), Juice Lady’s Living Foods Revolution, and The Juice Lady’s Weekend Weigh Loss Diet (Charisma House). Coming January, 2013- The Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies (Charisma House).

Cherie’s books have been featured in four cover stories for Women’s World magazine. She has also had feature stories in USA Today, New York Post, First for Women, Quick & Simple, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Newsweek, New Body, Fitness, McCall’s, Shape, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Oxygen, and Natural Health.

Cherie has appeared on Fox Morning News, Chicago Fox News (feature story), CNN, WCBS “Live From the Couch, and Jordan Rubin’s “Living Beyond Organic” as the on-air chef. She has also appeared in seven infomercials including the Juice Lady infomercial, the Juiceman Infomercials, and has co-hosted three George Foreman Grill infomercials with George and the Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine.

It’s finally here! Man Food – a high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredient filled book geared towards guys, women who love to work out, yoga like they mean it, or just load up on healing nutrients. Features my personal shopping list of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods. 

The Anti-cookbook and all liquid Anti-Detox Book, don’t treat any conditions, but feature a plethora of the high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredients that have been instrumental in helping me feed myself on a limited diet. The Anti-cookbook features a six page list of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods and comes in regular and Paleo. 

The Low Oxalate Cookbook features antihistamine and anti-inflammatory rich recipes. 

Don’t miss the Low Histamine Beauty Survival Guide for non-toxic beauty tips, the skinny on histamine releasing (mast cell degranulating) beauty ingredients, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory beauty alternatives and the top brands natural brands I’ve found.

Take a peek at my other low histamine and antihistamine cookbooks for more high nutrient recipes and sign up to my mailing list for freebies. 

Please remember, even antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods can hurt us, please always exercise caution and consult a medical practitioner before adding new foods. 


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Yasmina was an award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience covering war zones for CNN and the BBC. She devoted her journalism skills to researching and writing about histamine. Click here to learn about her. Each post is carefully and fully referenced with the latest scientific research. Not sure where to start? Here’s a four week meal plan and overall Histamine Reset.

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