Dr. Norman W. Walker D. Sc., is the author of his legendary book Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. It is a complete guide to the therapeutic use of fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices for the effective treatment of specific ailments. It is an essential reference for anyone who juices on a regular basis, or for anyone who is thinking of adding fresh juices to their diet along with green foods. Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices is undoubtedly a great and classic book, indeed.
But, a great injustice has been done to all of us. And, the late, great, fresh raw vegetable juice pioneer, genius, and authority Dr. Walker has been dishonored. In Dr. Walker's God-sent classic book Raw Vegetable Juices now renamed Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices, the publisher has unilaterally taken upon itself to omit Dr. Walker's entire section on detoxification. And, in its place they have put a 'PUBLISHER'S NOTE' saying that because certain laxatives that Dr. Walker recommends in his book are no longer available commercially, they have deleted Dr. Walker's section on detoxification...and, that instead, we should consult with a physician to have colonics done.
Who's to say that a physician's colonics are equal to Dr. Walker's detoxification method, for they are not equal? But, apparently the publisher implies that they are equal. So, now we know that the publisher considers itself an expert on the subject of detoxification--and equal to Dr. Walker's expertise. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Throughout Dr. Walker's classic book, from cover to cover, when he talks about the great benefit one receives from drinking fresh raw vegetable juices for acquiring excellent health, he also constantly with equal importance refers to the extremely high importance of doing detoxification, high colon irrigations, and repeated enemas--in addition to drinking fresh raw juices of vegetables and fruits. He refers to the importance of performing detoxification at least once per page, or more, throughout his entire book. In the book's section “TO DETOXICATE” he mentions various laxatives you can use to perform the initial stage of the detoxification process of the entire body. As the publisher reports, it is true that these laxatives are no longer available on the market. However, these laxatives are only a very small part of the section “TO DETOXICATE.” 98% of the section is on HOW TO PERFORM THE DETOXIFICATION process and its derived benefits. Readers of the book can easily find out on their own what laxatives are available that they can use in place of what Dr. Walker suggests. So, the question is, why did the publisher remove the entire section “TO DETOXICATE” where Dr. Walker's instructions are so critically important on how to perform detoxification, complete detoxification? If the publisher is concerned about misuse of the laxatives that Dr. Walker recommends, what is the risk? These laxatives are no longer available, as the publisher notes!
The majority of Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices explains to the reader the benefits of consuming fresh raw juices for excellent health, yes. And, it is key. But, Dr. Walker also clearly tells us that drinking fresh raw vegetable juices is only one-third of his program. Eating a raw diet is the second-third, and performing detoxification, high colon irrigations, and repeated enemas is the final-third of his teachings. All three parts comprise Dr. Walker's program. The publisher has omitted the section "TO DETOXICATE", therefore, readers no longer can learn the complete process of Dr. Walker's program for excellent health. We now only get 66% of Dr. Walker's teachings not 100%, thanks to the publisher.
I have been a raw vegetable juicer and a strong follower of Dr. Walker's philosophy since 1971. I have performed his 3-day detoxification process dozens of times over the past 40 years. In the early years I used Seidlitz powders or Pluto water as Dr. Walker recommends in his book, as the laxative to initiate his detoxification process, as he instructs. In later years and up to the present, in place of Seidlitz powders and Pluto water, I use Epsom salt as the laxative which is readily available everywhere. A pharmacist had recommended Epsom salt to me when he told me he doesn't have Seidlitz powders and Pluto water anymore. Epsom salt gives me no ill effects, none at all when used as the laxative to initiate the detoxification process as Dr. Walker instructs.
I can only assume that the publisher has omitted the section “TO DETOXICATE” which is an extremely important section in the book, a crucial, fundamental part of Dr. Walker's raw juice and detoxification program...because of potential liability to themselves in the event a reader of the book was harmed in some way following Dr. Walker's program to detoxicate using his recommended laxatives Seidlitz powders, Pluto water or Glauber Salts (Sodium Sulphate). However, the publisher omitting the section "TO DETOXICATE" does not negate the fact that a great disservice has been done to all of the readers of this great book. It is also a gross injustice to this great pioneer of natural means to great health, Dr. Norman W. Walker. May he rest in peace. In view of what has been done it is my opinion that if the publisher was concerned about liability, then they could have simply stated that these certain laxatives are no longer available...and they should have left the complete section "TO DETOXICATE" in the book word for word as Dr. Walker had written them.
So, in honor of Dr. Walker, and to give one of his most important teachings to all the readers who want to know, I post in its entirety, word for word, exactly as it was originally written, from an uncensored copy of Dr. Walker's book Raw Vegetable Juices Ninth printing / August 1984 from page 118, written and first published in 1939 and reprinted again and again over the past 70 years, the section “TO DETOXICATE”
Supreme cleanliness is the first step toward a healthy body. Any accumulation or retention of morbid matter, or waste of any kind, within us, will retard our progress towards recovery.
The natural eliminative channels are the lungs, the pores of the skin, the kidneys, and the bowels.
Perspiration is the action of the sweat glands in throwing off toxins which would be injurious to us if retained in the body. The kidneys excrete the end products of food and body metabolism from the liver. The bowels eliminate not only the food waste but also waste matter known as body waste, in the form of used-up cells and tissues, the result of our physical and mental activities, which if not eliminated cause protein putrefaction resulting in toxemia or acidosis.
The retention of such body waste has a much more insidious effect on our health than is generally suspected, and its elimination is one of the first steps toward perceptible progress.
One efficient method to effect such elimination quickly, particularly in the case of adults, has been found useful through the following procedure, namely:
(Note+ Do not use this detoxification in the case of appendicitis or if there is a tendency toward it)
First thing in the morning, upon rising, we drink one 8-ounce tumbler full of saline solution, such for example as Pluto Water, or mix one tablespoon of Glauber Salts (Sodium Sulphate) in an 8-ounce tumbler of water (warm or cold). The purpose of this saline solution is not primarily to empty the bowels, which however, it will do anyway, but rather to draw into the intestines from every part of the body such toxic matter or body waste as may be present, and to eliminate it through the bowels.
If such a saline solution cannot be taken or obtained, then we use Seidlitz powders, taken one powder dissolved in water, immediately upon arising, and one every 15 minutes thereafter until altogether six powders have been taken.
This saline solution acts on the toxic lymph and body waste just like a magnate acts to attract unto itself nails and metal filings. This body waste is thus drawn into the intestines and out of the body in a series of copious eliminations from the bowel, which may amount altogether to about one gallon or more.
If nothing is done to replace in the body something in volume equal to the quantity of matter so eliminated, then the body would naturally be dehydrated to that extent. Therefore we replace the toxic or acid material so removed by drinking two quarts of citrus fruit juices, freshly extracted, diluting them with two quarts of water for quicker absorption into the body. This should have an alkaline reaction on our system. These citrus juices are prepared fresh and in the following proportions, namely:
4 large or 6 medium size grapefruit,
2 large or 3 medium size lemons, and
enough oranges to complete a total mixture of two quarts.
Add to this 2 quarts of water.
We drink one 8-ounce tumblerful, beginning half an hour after having taken the saline solution or the sixth Seidlitz powder, as the case may be. We follow this with a tumblerful of these diluted juices every twenty or thirty minutes thereafter until the whole two quarts of juices diluted with two quarts of water are finished.
We do not eat anything all day, although if very hungry toward evening, we may take some oranges or grapefruit or their juices, or some celery juice.
Before going to bed at night, we take a high enema in the knee chest position, using two quarts of water slightly cooler then tepid, into which the juice of one or two lemons has been added.*
We use preferably a 30-inch colon tube, and lubricate it with HR or KY jelly (water soluble vegetable lubricants) instead of mineral jelly such as Vaseline.
If you have difficulty obtaining such a colon tube, your Pharmacist can no doubt get one for you from The FAULTLESS RUBBER COMPANY, address: Ashland, Ohio, 44805.
The purpose of this enema is to remove from the folds of the colon and bowels any waste matter which may have remained lodged there and which might otherwise be absorbed into the system during sleep.
We repeat this detoxification for three consecutive days. Thus, approximately three gallons of toxic lymph will have been eliminated from the body and will have been replaced by three gallons of alkaline juices. This has resulted in speeding up the re-alkalinizing of the system.
On the fourth and subsequent days, we begin taking vegetable juices and vegetables and fruit, all raw.
We need not be unduly alarmed if we feel somewhat weak during or after this detoxification. Nature uses our energies for a housecleaning within us, and we soon regain greater energy and vitality as a result of a cleaner and healthier body.
(NOTE: If there is the slightest tendency toward appendicitis, we would not use this method but take only high enemas (or colon irrigations if possible), two to three or more daily for one week, or longer if necessary.)
*Read illustrated chapter on enemas in Dr. Walker's book "BECOME YOUNGER," published by Norwalk Press.