John was introduced to the concept of juicing organic fruit and vegetables along with growing organic sprouts from seed shortly after he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and lymphovascular invasion at the age of 45. After discussing the options with his consultant in Dublin he travelled to Leipzig , Germany for cancer treatment including De Vinci robotic bilateral nerve sparing endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy surgery.
During this challenging period in his life he sought and found information on the positive nutritional health benefits from juicing fresh fruit and vegetables along with a balanced diet and excercise. The effects on his recovery were dramatic.
John’s Daily Routine
With a daily routine of making green alkaline vegetable juices, daily wheatgrass shots and taking large amounts of fresh vegetables along with a healthy diet including Broccoli, Alfalfa and Mung bean sprouts in his diet his body began to feel the benefits and his energy levels increased dramatically. Within weeks of surgery to remove his prostate cancer he was back working and leading a full life.
The Benefits to John’s Health
John believed that daily juicing with green vegetables and wheatgrass helped to detox, cleanse and purified his body and therefore strengthen his immune system which was a vital part in his recovery. The nutritious value of the sprouts which he took daily was remarkable. Sprouts contain a greater concentration of vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, nitrosmines, trace minerals, bioflavinoids and chemo-protectants (such as sulphoraphane and isoflavone) which work against toxins, resist cell mutation and invigorate the body’s immune system than at any other point in the plant’s life – even when the plant is fully matured. Every sandwich, salad & meal was filled with fresh home grown sprouts.
Based upon his personal experience with juicing, sprouting and also his appreciation for the power of Mother Nature John decided to start a business with good friend Ciaran to inform people to the health benefits of juicing and sprouting.