Is fruit juicing good for you?

Couple of years ago, I was asked to act as a consultant for a detox program designed by a large spa organisation and promoted by a well known Chinese show’s celebrity. Of course they offered me good publicity and fees.

I turned it down as I do not agree with fruit juice fasting. It is controversial (the same goes to olive oil to flush gall stones; it is still controversial) and high fructose is linked to increased risk of stones, gout, diabetes, cancer, cholesterol problem (risk even higher than lean meat diet) and most recently liver damage (see link). Please note that fructose is present in many health supplements especially the Vitamin C drinks. Note that C-Max which I carry in my clinic do not contain fructose or glucose.

In my book From Leaf to Life, fruit juice is put under moderation category.

Rather than juicing, drink herbal tea.

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About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website
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2 Responses to Is fruit juicing good for you?

  1. Alex says:

    What about VEGIE juicing. Not fruits.
    CELERY, Carrot, GREEN apple, beetroot?


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