Ooosh Juice came into being in 2010 in central Manchester after Scott McArthur became the UK’s first male Natural Juice Therapist having completed Juicemaster Jason Vale’s specialist Juice Therapy Course.
Scott completed a NCFE level 2 Health and Nutrition Course in 2008 and a year later passed a DCA Fitness and Nutrition Diploma. He is now training to become a Master Herbalist.
I got into juicing by accident really in 1998 when a good friend of mine tried in vain to get me to drink spinach juice.
Back then juicers were like something from space and were really hard to use, but one day I picked up a juicer and read the book that came with it called Ultimate Fast Food by Jason Vale.
I was hooked straight away, Jason’s style of writing had me laughing and thinking (with disgust) about the food I ate. I gave it a try and felt and saw a difference just as Jason said I would.
After a while the juicer went into the cupboard (it was a bit of a pain sometimes having to chop and squeeze things into a small hole to juice it) and the fast food started again.
In 2007 I ended up in intensive care in hospital after the doctors had to operate to check my heart. When I went onto a normal ward I was very hungry! The first thing they gave me was chips and fried turkey escalope!
I had 33 metal staples going from my chest plate right down to my pelvic region, and a wound leading to my heart that had to heal from the inside outwards. The chips went into my mouth and didn’t want to go past the first staple!
I got my mother to dig out the old juicer and juice any fruit and veg she could find. I needed liquid nourishment and fast! I drank at least two litres a day and it was a mix of all sorts mainly spinach, dark greens etc.
The doctors said I would be healing for about 2 weeks depending on infection – my deliveries kept coming and so did a group of doctors and trainee nurses who, gathering round me, said how well I was healing. Looking at my dark green drink they asked what it was and were a little confused why I would want to drink that. But with an ‘each to his own’ attitude they were ok with it.
The medical team said they had never seen anybody heal so quickly. I believe it was because I had been drinking raw green vegetable juices that my body had healed itself from the inside out!
I was hooked on juicing from them on.
I then started to learn about nutrition because I knew that the juice had healed me so quickly.
The learning never ends…