Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
When Web Staunton first became interested in organic juicing, he was forty pounds over weight and had been taking arthritis medication for 10 years. After 17 days of consuming only juice and water, the Ashland, Oregon, resident had lost 20 pounds and gone off all medication. Speaking as a guest on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, Staunton noted that juices containing a high percentage of celery were particularly helpful in alleviating arthritis symptoms.
So improved and energized was Staunton’s health that in February, 2014, he opened NW Raw, an organic juice bar not far from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theater. Prior to opening NW Raw, Staunton was a sound engineer for a recording studio, and then a pastor. Staunton was interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour show of June 9, 2014.
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Staunton still experiences occasional arthritis flare-ups, he notes, but they are mild and of a short duration and he has not needed medication since the 17 day all-juice diet.
When NW Raw first opened, with a $21,000 cold press juicing machine, according to Staunton, fruit juices were the most popular. Now that customers are more familiar with his products and their benefits, the green vegetable juices outsell the fruit juices.
Staunton’s fruit juices, he explains, are nothing like packaged fruit juice purchased in a store, which he refers to as “dead juices.” There is no added sugar in his juices and the fruit is pulverized much more finely and at low speeds that do not generate heat. The cold mixture is pressed at 30,000 pounds to extract the juice.
NW Raw’s apple juice contains only organic apples grown no pesticides or fertilizers and no GMO content. The entire apple is used, including the skin and seeds. The juice is not a strained and is chemical and preservative free. For extra nutrition and taste, Staunton adds wheatgrass, lemon and ginger.
The green vegetable juices are Staunton’s favorites. Celery and cucumber, according to Staunton, have a very high water content, make excellent juices and offer numerous health benefits. A vegetable juice for arthritis, says Staunton, should contain 40% celery. Kale and spinach are particularly high in nutrient content and also provide a high level of protein.
Because organic produce is highly seasonal and some items are difficult to obtain, Staunton explained to Kleyne, the contents of his juices tends to vary somewhat. Staunton is slowly developing local, reliable sources for most of the produce he uses. Because the juices are 100% all-natural and organic, their shelf life is only about three days.
Staunton’ persona favorite juice is “Mojo,” which contains carrots, apples, beets, lemon and ginger.
NW Raw also operates a small café featuring organic food items, with emphasis on salads. Staunton does eat meat but tries to keep it at less than 10% of his daily food intake.
Staunton agreed with Kleyne that water is the most important component of the human diet and that most of our daily water intake should be in the form of pure water, not juice, soda, coffee or high-water content foods. Staunton’s juices, according to Kleyne, are wonderfully nutritious, and definitely augment the body’s hydration, but pure water is still important. Kleyne recommends eight glasses of pure fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake.