Cucumber contains a hormone needed by the beta cells of the pancreas to produce insulin. The enzyme erepsin in cucumbers is targeted toward breaking down excessive protein in the kidneys. In our program, we use a lot of cucumber juice, for drinking as well as in salads.
Celery also has some general antidiabetogenic effects,, as well as being helpful for people with high blood pressure such as we see with Syndrome X. Celery juice has a calming effect on the nervous system, due to its high concentration of organic alkaline minerals, especially sodium. The minerals contained in celery juice make the body’s use of calcium more effective, balancing the blood’s pH. Celery should be the center of your green vegetable juices and can be included in green soups and smoothies to alkalinize a system taxed by acidifying Culture of Death foods and lifestyle choices.
Gabriel Cousens, M.D
“There is a Cure for Diabetes - Revised Edition” http://info.treeoflifecenterus.com/acton/attachment/11902/u-000e/0/-/-/-/-/