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Get Your Green Juice On!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Get Your Green Juice On!

Green Juices Cleanse and Nourish the Liver & Cleanse the Blood Chlorophyll is the plant pigment that gives vegetables and fruit their green color. Chlorophyll is a blood purifier. Green foods are rich in isothiocyanates, which generate enzymes in the liver that assist the body in removing carcinogenic compounds. Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts contain the phytonutrient insoles and isothiocyanates that have anticancer properties. And sulforaphane, which is a phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables that have been shown to detoxify cancer-causing chemicals before they can damage your body. Green foods nourish your liver. Wheatgrass is your quintessential green. It’s considered the healthiest green on earth. It helps you detox at the cellular level. And it’s excellent to help detox the liver. A 2014 study in the Journal of Membrane Biology showed that wheatgrass consumption could even protect the liver against the detrimental effects of alcohol. (If you want to get a really good liver cleanse, add the 30-Day Detox and the Internal Cleanse Kit.) Wheatgrass also helps you gain energy and improves your immune system. One 2004 study found that it is a powerful red blood cell booster. If you can’t get fresh wheatgrass juice, I recommend Sweet Wheat—powder or capsules. It’s the next best thing to the fresh juice. You can add the powder to fresh juice. Today’s Recipe – Green Power Morning Abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals, particularly in the colon. 3 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed2 ribs of celery with leaves1 handful of spinach1 cucumber, peeled if not organic1/2 green apple Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible. Serves...

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Top Prebiotic Foods & Juices

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Prebiotic Foods & Juices

Top Prebiotic Foods & Juices

Probiotics, Prebiotics & Gut Health Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates (fiber) that induce the growth of beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) in the gut. In the gastrointestinal tract, prebiotics can feed probiotics. Prebiotics are typically Inulin fibers that are not digested in your small intestine; therefore, they make it into your colon where they serve as food for the probiotics. Probiotics benefit your hormones as well as your intestinal tract. Various studies have discovered that prebiotics can aid in weight loss and even help to reduce stress. If you lack prebiotic fiber, then probiotics are not as likely to help your digestive system because the prerequisite material is absent. Probiotics help to control the harmful bacteria population of the gut. Research has shown that higher intakes of prebiotic foods can increase numerous probiotic microorganisms, including Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, L. reuteri, bifidobacteria, and certain strains of L. casei or the L. acidophilus-group. As our gut bacteria metabolize the non-digestible fibers we call prebiotics, short-chain fatty acids are produced such as butyric acid. This fatty acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. These short-chain fatty acids also help regulate electrolytes in your body. Probiotics are not to be confused with soil-based organisms (which I have done in the past). Probiotic bacteria found in soil and dirt have a specific function in controlling bacterial and fungal overgrowth in our intestinal tract. Soil-based organisms are “endospore-forming’ bacteria, which means they are better able to withstand the acidity of the stomach. They definitely help reduce constipation, bloating and gas. If you are challenged with constipation or any other gut-related issue, it is imperative that you increase your prebiotics and probiotics to improve the microflora of your intestinal tract. If you’ve taken antibiotics, you may have noticed that not long after you finished them, your elimination was not as good. That would indicate that the antibiotics killed off too much of your good flora along with the bad. It’s time to repopulate! Top Prebiotic Foods & Juices Raw dandelion greensRaw leeksRaw jicamaRaw garlicRaw chicory rootRaw or cooked onionsRaw asparagusUnder-ripe banansRaw Jerusalem artichokes You will need to eat these vegetables and many others such as the cruciferous veggies to get your prebiotics because they are insoluble fiber. You get the most from most of the listed ones raw but you also get the benefit when they are cooked. So in addition to juicing (and when you aren’t doing a juice fast), include plenty of vegetables in your diet. Choose often from the list above. Spring Dandelion Salad 1 tablespoon chopped garlic1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice½ teaspoon coarse sea salt2-3 drops stevia¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil2 cups dandelion greens (large leaves torn in half) Mix together all ingredients and toss with the dandelion greens. Enjoy!! You can also juice some of the dandelion greens. They are excellent for the liver. If you have been challenged with gut issues, I would recommend the Colon Cleanse Kit to go with the program. It’s on sale this week for 20% OFF. With Code DETOX20.  Also, if you have challenges with digestion, I highly recommend Ness # 4 and #16. You may be very surprised that when you start taking the enzymes, your hair should get thicker and your nails stronger. That happened for...

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Try These Five Juices

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Try These Five Juices

Try These Five Juices

5 Energizing Juices that Also Improve Your Mood Celery juice.  Juice up celery to help your body lose excess water. It contains essential oils limonene and selinene, which give celery diuretic properties. Celery also helps to cleanse the body—get rid of toxins and help you lose weight easier. For extra weight loss help, combine celery and lemon, another natural diuretic. As an added bonus, it can help prevent stomach and colon cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to control blood pressure.Watercress juice. This cruciferous vegetable can help heal the thyroid and prevent weight gain. Consuming foods higher in iodine like kelp and watercress, and ensuring that you get enough B-complex vitamins and minerals like selenium (Brazil nuts are high), copper and zinc. Iodine is the number one healer of under-active thyroids, and getting it from natural sources is important. It’s also rich in folate, which works on neurotransmitters that improve serotonin—the mood enhancer.  Garden’s; Best Superfoods Juice Powder has watercress juice powder.Parsley juice is a morning energizer. It’s rich in vitamin C and a cornucopia of nutrients that feed the body and perk up your mood.Wheatgrass juice. Rich in nutrients that support your thyroid, wheatgrass juice helps boost your metabolism. Also, because it is so rich in nutrients, it satisfies the body’s needs for the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it needs.. If you can’t find fresh wheatgrass juice, get the  SweetWheat powdered wheatgrass.Fennel juice is known to be a mood enhancer. It gives you that feeling of wellbeing – kind of like a runner’s high. Today’s Recipe Happy-Mood Morning Fennel juice has been used as a traditional tonic to help the body release endorphins, the “feel-good” peptides from the brain into the bloodstream.  Endorphins help to diminish anxiety and fear and generate a mood of euphoria. 4-5 carrots, well scrubbed, green tops removed, ends trimmed3 fennel stalks; include leaves and flowers1/2 cucumber1/2 apple (green is lower in sugar)Handful spinach1-inch piece ginger root Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube.  Juice apple first and follow with other ingredients. Stir and pour into a glass; drink as soon as possible. Serves...

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3 Scientific Reasons a Vacation

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Scientific Reasons a Vacation

3 Scientific Reasons a Vacation

Healing Retreat; Sunny Vacation Take a healing vacation at our Juice & Raw Foods Retreat. Cleanse and restore your body, soul and spirit. With organic raw foods and juices and a short juice cleanse, you’ll feel like a new person at the end of the week. How many times have you complained about how tired you are but have done nothing about it? Have you been frustrated with the number of hours you are working, but fail to give yourself a rest? Feeling congested?  Out of sorts? You need to cleanse your body. Here are 3 scientific reasons why taking a vacation is good for your health. (2) 1. Greater productivity. In our rush to do it all and get it all done, we actually can diminish our ability to perform at peak levels. It takes continued focus and energy to consistently be productive. “Ernst & Young conducted an internal study of its employees and found that for each additional 10 hours of vacation time employees took, their year-end performance ratings improved 8 percent. What’s more, frequent vacationers were significantly less likely to leave the firm. Another study by the Boston Consulting Group found that high-level professionals who were required to take time off were significantly more productive overall than those who spent more time working.” When you are more efficient at getting things done, you’re happier, and when you’re happier, you excel at what you do. 2. Improved sleep. With a lot on our minds, we can experience restless nights and disrupted sleep. When we simply can’t stop the mind chatter, our sleep is affected. This leads to less focus, being less alert, impaired memory, increased likelihood of accidents, and weakened immune system. “Researchers say that vacations can help interrupt the bad habits that disrupt sleep, like working late into the night or watching a backlit screen before bed. If you have stress from work and you find your sleep is disrupted because of anxiety or tension, take time off and reset your sleep pattern.” I’ve certainly learned about this one recently. I’ve been much more productive just taking Sundays off. 3. Stress reduction. “A study released by the American Psychological Association concluded that vacations work to reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. Similarly, a Canadian study of nearly 900 lawyers found that taking vacations helps alleviate job stress. The effects last beyond the duration of the vacation, too.  Also, a small study from the University of Vienna found that after taking time off from work, vacationers had fewer stress-related physical complaints such as headaches, backaches, and heart irregularities, and they still felt better five weeks later.”          Notes1 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/americans-vacation-days_n_5682576.html2 https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/4-scientific-reasons-why-vacation-is-awesome-for-you.html Extend Your Stay After the Retreat and See Sunny Arizona Just 3 hours from the retreat center and you’ll be at the Grand Canyon. Or you can head up to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, which is about a 2 -hour drive.  Stop by the mining town of Jerome as you head back from Sedona.  Or make a trip to Wickenburg—a wild west mining town.  You might also enjoy a tour of the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix where you can have a lovely lunch with a gorgeous view.  Whatever you decide, you’ll enjoy the warm, sunny spring days in Arizona....

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Stress, the Liver, & Sleeplessness

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stress, the Liver, & Sleeplessness

Stress, the Liver, & Sleeplessness

Liver Toxicity The liver is the main organ that controls sleep. During the night, when the body is the least active, the liver is the most active. This can produce sleeplessness. Here’s why. When the liver is unencumbered, it will do its work effortlessly but, if it is encumbered, it can become over-active in doing its work. This overactivity awakens you after you have fallen asleep, which is usually between 12 am to 3 am. It’s like trying to sleep in the midst of commotion. And the commotion is inside your body. You feel exhausted and you also feel wired. Having a clean liver usually prevents this type of sleeplessness from happening. Stress can also be a culprit when it comes to sleeplessness. This results in the nerves losing their ability to keep the blood clean. Then toxins remain in circulation in the bloodstream, which affects the liver. At night the nerves are unable to relax and sleep is hard to come by. Here’s what a liver/gallbladder flush can do for you.  (If you don’t have a gallbladder, you need this even more.) Why Everyone Should Do a Liver Flush Our stressful, carb-filled lives cause abuse to the liver and overtax it.  Illness or disease is inevitable if we don’t cleanse and rejuvenate it. To rebuild and repair the liver, it’s imperative that we: Remove excess fat from the liverSupport the flow of bileFlush out the toxins that have been stored in the liverDissolve or pass stones that are stored in the liver (yes the liver can get stones just like the gallbladder)Regenerate damaged liver cells Things That Harm the Liver Overexertion; overworking, pushing yourself when you are tiredOvereatingStressToo much proteinToo many carbs, especially sugar (They get stored as fat in the liver.)AlcoholHeavy metalsPesticidesParasitesLack of exercise Benefits from cleansing that you may never have heard before: Hair stops falling outSkin glows and you may get a faceliftBrain fog clearsYou will enjoy life moreBetter sleep 30-Day Detox Begins Every Monday! If you order your kit with the 30-day detox, take 15% off both. Use code Detox15. RECIPE Liver Flush Juice 1 beet with green tops1/2 lemon, peeled1 cucumber2-3 ribs celery1/2 green apple1-inch chunk ginger Juice up all the ingredients.  Stir and...

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