60 Day Juice Feast – Day 17

by Courtney on November 2, 2007

Today’s Feast, in order of consumption:

1 TBS bee pollen
28 oz. grape/spinach/celery/parsley juice
32 oz. green juice w/ lemon, turmeric, cayenne and 1 TBS spirulina
1 TBS bee pollen
32 oz. green juice w/ lemon, turmeric, cayenne and 1 TBS spirulina
6 oz. water w/ 1 TBS MSM
32 oz. orange juice w/ 1 TBS hemp oil

I looooooove bee pollen! I am trying to keep my bee pollen intake to what David Rainoshek recommends on a juice feast – 1-2 TBS per day. The nature of bee pollen being high in protein means that an excess can slow the cleansing process that happens with a juice feast. Ahh but my body wants it so much! Anyways, I’ll continue to revel in my gratitude for the little piles of golden wondrousness that I get to gift my body every day!

Following is some information on bee pollen, courtesy of www.juicefeasting.com.

“Pollen is said to contain all the elements necessary for the sustenance of human life.

The San Francisco Medical Research Foundation estimates that pollen has more than 5000 different enzymes and co-enzymes, which is more than any other food in existence.

The high amount of enzymes, such as catalase, amylase, and pectin-splitting enzymes, make pollen and aid to digestion. Some research suggests that pollen is absorbed directly from the stomach into the bloodstream. Pollen is a vegetarian source of human-active B12, most of the B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, and E, rutin, all the essential amino acids, the essential fatty acid called linoleic acid, fats, complex carbohydrates, simple sugars, RNA and DNA, steroid hormone substances, a plant hormone similar to a secretion of the human pituitary called gonadotrpin, 15% lecithin, and many other unknown factors.

According to research by doctors from France, Italy, and the former USSR, pollen is the richest source of protein in nature. Gram for gram, pollen contains an estimated 5-7 times more protein than meat, eggs, or cheese. The protein in pollen is in a predigested form and therefore easy to assimilate.

Pollen is also abundant in trace minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, copper, silicon, sulphur choline, titanium, and sodium. These minerals are highly assimilable because they are bound organically from plant metabolism.”


Photo above of autumn leaves, New Hampshire courtesy of David Whitten.

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raw by default November 3, 2007 at 12:22 pm

I’ve only tried bee pollen in very small amounts (like a few grains). Does a large amount like 2 tablespoons tend to overpower the rest of the juice?

I’m also curious as to the purpose of the MSM. Sorry if you mentioned it elsewhere in your blog. I’m just curious. The only experience I’ve had with MSM was as an adjunct to heavy metal chelation.


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