Summer Colds

Summer Colds

How to Prevent a Summer Cold

Although colds are the most prevalent in the winter, you can catch one in the summer too.

Summer colds usually happen between June and October, and the symptoms are very similar to a winter cold— headache, runny nose, scratchy and sore throat, fever. and body aches.

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Father’s Day Juicer Giveaway Winner!

Father’s Day Juicer Giveaway Winner!

Hi Cherie, I’m so excited you have invited me to enter my dad in this contest. There’s so much to share about my dad, Edwardo. I guess you can say I appointed myself his caregiver as his eldest daughter. My dad will be celebrating his 80th birthday this year on August 25th. He’s a colon cancer survivor so it’s extremely important I feed him foods that will keep his colon clean. I’m a breast cancer survivor so my health is also important. My dad lost most of his teeth and the few that are left are decaying so he can not enjoy whole fruits and vegetables in their raw state. I have to cook them so much that they turn to mush but, it’s the only way to incorporate produce into his diet. A juicer would be such a huge blessing for him so he can enjoy varieties of fruits and vegetables and juice that will keep his colon clean. Although my dad requires my daily care he still has some independence and really enjoys helping me in the kitchen from time to time. He likes getting dirty too so doing gardening together gives him the satisfaction of playing in the dirt. He told me he wishes he had strong teeth to bite an apple and carrots but, unfortunately, his finances won’t allow him to get new teeth. A new juicer would be such a beautiful 80th birthday gift that will last him years to come—something he could operate on his own. He could feel proud of making his own juices. He loves LOVES mangos. I could help him with recipes to help balance his blood sugar with raw vegetables and green leaves and make it taste good. I do not like buying store-bought juices with all the added sugars because my dad was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetic. I’m extremely mindful of his sugar intake. This juicer wouldn’t just be a pretty appliance to sit on the kitchen counter. It would be a game-changer, a life changer for my dad. He’s very grateful and appreciative of everything because he grew up poor. Even at age 79 he still has a mindset of poverty (like he’s not worthy of having anything nice). I constantly remind him he deserves nice things. I know he would truly be grateful to have a really nice juicer to call his own.

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Winners of the J2 Juicer for Veterans Contest

Winners of the J2 Juicer for Veterans Contest

We are Mayela, a Navy Gulf War Veteran, and my husband Sergio, a National Guard Iraq War Veteran. We are both very proud of the service to our wonderful country and feel it’s an important part of our life. The active lifestyle, sense of duty, and patriotism have continued to be important in our lives. About 10 years ago I began to feel really ill, I had horrible joint and back pain, I had difficulty getting out of bed, I was exhausted all the time and I started to get scared. I went to various doctors and they said things like possible lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. I was told I needed to be on a variety of medications.  I was ex-military. I ran 5ks and enjoyed working out. I had just turned 40;  I felt like I was 80. I couldn’t believe this was what 40 felt like. I was sure something was not right but I knew I did not want to be on medications at this age. It was then that my husband, who is 6 years older than me and in much greater shape, mentioned The Juice Lady.

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Want to Streamline Your Thighs?

Want to Streamline Your Thighs?

Detox Your Lymphatic System

Like Cinderella who had to clean up all the messes for her stepsisters, the lymphatic system must clean up messes made by nearly all other systems of the body.  The lymphatic system is usually regarded as a lesser system than the circulatory system, at least in this country, but not in the Far East and Europe.

Keeping your lymphatic system healthy is actually crucial in your ability to heal and prevent disease. It’s a supportive detoxification system that works with the immune, digestion, and nervous systems.  Many holistic health care professionals believe a toxic lymphatic system is an underlying contributor to everything from cellulite to cancer. Indeed, cancer often metastasizes through the lymphatic system. This system has multiple purposes.  Two important functions include bathing cells with nutrients and carrying away waste.

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Lower Your Blood Pressure

Lower Your Blood Pressure

3 Juices that Lower Blood Pressure

About 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure, which is 1 in every 3 American adults. Anyone, including children, can develop high blood pressure. It greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, Simply taking medication is not the long-term answer. There are side effects such as a dry cough, dizziness or an upset stomach. The answer is getting to the root of the problem, which is often stress and anxiety. Using natural remedies with no side effects can be very helpful along with stress reduction.

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Miracles of Wheatgrass

Miracles of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass Juice Reduces Cholesterol and Kills Cancer

Wheatgrass juice is one of nature’s most nutritious foods you can consume. I’ve listed six super reasons why you should include wheatgrass in your diet. The good news is that you can make wheatgrass juice in the Nama J2 juicer. Take $55 off with code Juicelady. If you don’t want to make wheatgrass juice, get Sweetwheat, a supplemental wheatgrass juice powder. (See below.)

1. High Antioxidant Content. Wheatgrass is high in chlorophyll and many vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Test-tube and animal studies have found that its antioxidant content may prevent oxidative stress and cell damage.

2. Reduces Cholesterol

Several animal studies have found that wheatgrass may help lower cholesterol levels.

In one study, rats with high cholesterol were given wheatgrass juice. They experienced decreased levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

Interestingly, the effects of wheatgrass were similar to those of atorvastatin, a prescription drug commonly used to treat high blood cholesterol (1). Another study looked at its effects in rabbits fed a high-fat diet. After 10 weeks, supplementing with wheatgrass helped lower total cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol, compared to a control group (2).

3. Helps Kill Cancer Cells

Thanks to its high antioxidant content, some test-tube studies have found that wheatgrass may help kill cancer cells. According to one test-tube study, wheatgrass extract decreased the spread of mouth cancer cells by 41% (3). In another test-tube study, wheatgrass induced cell death and reduced the number of leukemia cells by up to 65% within three days of treatment (4). One study found that wheatgrass juice decreased the risk of impaired bone marrow function, a common complication of chemotherapy, in 60 people with breast cancer (5).

4. Aids in Blood Sugar Regulation

High blood sugar can cause a wide array of symptoms, including headaches, thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar can have serious consequences like nerve damage, skin infections, and vision problems. Some animal studies have found that wheatgrass may help keep blood sugar levels under control.

In one study, giving wheatgrass to diabetic rats modified levels of certain enzymes that help lower blood sugar levels (6). Another study found that treating diabetic rats with wheatgrass extract for 30 days resulted in significantly decreased blood sugar levels (7).

5. Alleviates Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is believed to contribute to conditions like cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders. Some studies show that wheatgrass can help reduce inflammation. One study with 23 people looked at the effects of wheatgrass juice on ulcerative colitis, a disease characterized by inflammation in the large intestine. Drinking about 1/2 cup of wheatgrass juice a day for one month reduced disease severity and rectal bleeding in patients with ulcerative colitis (8). Wheatgrass is also rich in chlorophyll, a plant pigment with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. One test-tube study showed that chlorophyll inhibited the activity of a specific protein that triggers inflammation (9). Another test-tube study found that the compounds in chlorophyll reduced inflammation in cells extracted from the arteries (10).

6. Promotes Weight Loss

Many people have started adding wheatgrass juice to their diet as a quick and convenient way to boost weight loss. Wheatgrass contains thylakoids, which are tiny compartments found in plants that contain chlorophyll and absorb sunlight for photosynthesis. These membranes in chloroplasts have been isolated from green leaves. Several studies have found that supplementing with thylakoids could enhance satiety and increase weight loss. Thylakoids are chlorophyll-containing compounds. One study found that supplementing a high-carb meal with thylakoids intensified feelings of satiety, compared to a placebo (11). Similarly, a study in rats showed that supplementing with thylakoids increased satiety by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing the release of hormones that decrease hunger (12). Another study found that giving thylakoids to rats on a high-fat diet resulted in decreased food intake and body weight, compared to a control group (13). Keep in mind that thylakoids can also be found in many other food sources, including green vegetables and leafy greens like spinach, kale and lettuce.

Notes

These tips were adapted from Healthline https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wheatgrass-benefits#section6

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21485304

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20508870

3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5534514/

4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21715255/

5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17571966

6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25116122

7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3876669/

8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11989836

9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22038065

10 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24066944

11 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23632035

12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5059972/

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The Truth About Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol

Revisiting the Cholesterol Problem

More and more people are telling me that their cholesterol numbers are too high for their age when the number is only around 200.  This is a very good number. According to NIH, 200 or less is considered very good. Blood tests now say it should be below 199. The whole issue of cholesterol needs to be revisited because cholesterol-lowering drugs are destroying many lives.
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