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3 Reasons Why a Vacation is Good for Your Health

Posted by on Jan 18, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

3 Reasons Why a Vacation is Good for Your Health

Renew and Rejuvenate 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 great 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 computer 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.” Notes 1 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/19/americans-vacation-days_n_5682576.html 2 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...

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My Husband Got Covid-19

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Husband Got Covid-19

Covid and Your Immune System Though my husband was diagnosed with Covid-19 a few days ago, he hasn’t been that sick—just tired and some cold symptoms. We’re been faithfully taking zinc, quercetin, vitamin C, and vitamin D3. We’ve been juicing everyday, of course. And I’ve been making ginger (rich in zinc), turmeric and lemon juice shots.  it’s good to review why it’s important to take zinc before you ever get sick. Zinc plays an important role in improving communication between cells in the immune system. It also improves your immune response by boosting the activity of macrophage and natural killer cells,” adds Dr. Passler. In short, natural killer cells (NK cells) bind to virus-infected cells and tumor cells to kill them off. Consuming zinc gives these cells a boost, helping them to fight off viruses, as well as other serious illnesses.1 So whether it’s prevention of Covid or just a cold or the flu, zinc is important for the immune system. Zinc Controls the Immune System If the immune system can’t stop a virus from replicating, it goes into overdrive and ramps up inflammation, especially in the lungs. This is what causes viral pneumonia. One of the fierce reactions with Covid-19 is an over-reactive immune response causing severe respiratory infection. A study from Ohio State University shows that zinc “helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly.”2 Loss of Taste and Smell One of the symptoms of zinc deficiency is diminished taste and smell. One of the symptoms for some people with Covid-19 is loss of taste and smell. I have found no studies or information looking at this correlation, but I do find it interesting. Quercetin One of the most well-studied attributes of quercetin, however, is its antiviral capacity, which has been attributed to three main mechanisms of action: 1. Inhibiting the virus’ ability to infect cells 2. Inhibiting replication of already infected cells 3. Reducing infected cells’ resistance to treatment with antiviral medication Vitamin C A scientific study reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C.3 A study in China found that vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, may help prevent cytokine-induced damage to the lungs. Cytokines are small proteins released by cells, which trigger inflammation and respond to infections, according to MedicineNet author William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR. Severe lung inflammation with COVID-19 may result in respiratory distress and even death. The clinical trial description states that vitamin C reduces the inflammatory response, and both prevents and shortens the duration of the common cold. The description further states that insufficient vitamin C is related to an increased risk and severity of influenza infections. The team aims to see if vitamin C has similar effects against viral pneumonia associated with COVID-19.4 Vitamin D3 Vitamin D has been shown to have a protective effect agains Covid-19. Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, professor of medicine and chief of the division of preventive medicine at Harvard Medical School points out that your vitamin D status may in fact play an important role in your risk of developing COVID-19, as well as the severity of the illness....

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The Retreat Center is OPEN.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Retreat Center is OPEN.

HEALING, REJUVENATING JUICE RETREAT Our Juice & Raw Foods Rejuvenating retreat is definitely a GO!!! The retreat center is OPEN.  We’ve had many people who experienced amazing results in just five days. I want to highlight a few of the testimonies from our participants. One of our ladies had been experiencing a loud thumping kind of noise in her ear for quite a while. It would even keep her awake at night. No one could diagnose it or knew what to do about it. Before the retreat was over, it was gone. One man with diabetes experienced a drop in blood sugar each day he was there. Another lady had to get a wheelchair to get through the airport coming to our retreat. She was barely able to climb the stairs to her room. By the second day, she was navigating the stairs with ease. By the end, she carried her luggage down with no help. She said she was going home to throw away her cane and walker… And one young lady took a bath Thursday evening and discovered all these globs of lymph floating in the water. Her lymph system had cleansed out a bunch of old lymph. Continually we hear people say that our retreat is one of the best, most healing and rejuvenating events they have ever attended. People come for the juicing and the three days of juice fasting midweek, and discover we offer so much more. My husband, Fr. John, who is a psychotherapist and cardiobiofeedback therapist as well as a priest, teaches spirit and soul classes that include emotional and mental detox along with resilience and how to de-stress and live from a happy heart. Our approach is spirit, soul and body. As far as we know, we are the only program that offers all these different whole person modalities at one time that facilitate wellness. Our food program gives you more than juice. We begin with our delicious raw food pizza. We serve gourmet raw food on Monday. Our veggie juice fast that includes wheatgrass juice begins Tuesday. We juice fast for about three days and break the fast Thursday evening with a raw food dinner. We end the week at noon on Friday with fabulous gourmet raw food tostadas. This program facilitates detox, healing and rejuvenation. If you are ready to rejuvenate your body and soul, I invite you to come to our February retreat that starts Valentine’s Day in beautiful Carefree, AZ (Phoenix area)  Feb, 14-19. We are about half full. right now You can secure your spot today by registering here. Coconut Green Delight This recipe is served on Monday and Friday morning at our retreat. 1 cucumber, cut into chunks1 cup raw spinach1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into quarters1⁄2 cup coconut milkJuice of 1/2 to 1 lime1/2 pear Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until creamy. Serves 2.  Sprinkle with ground almonds on top. Make at least 10 ounces per person.  The smoothies should be served in glasses and garnished with ground...

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Kitchen Angels

Posted by on Jan 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kitchen Angels

The Power of Prayer Regarding the inner pain and turmoil in the aftermath of the burglar attack I experienced,  I wrote this in the introduction of my book The Living Food Revolution: I called them the kitchen angels—the ladies who prayed for me around their kitchen table week after week until my soul was healed. I cried endless buckets of tears that had been pent up in my soul.  It all needed release. Forgiveness and letting go came in stages and was an integral part of my total healing. I had to be honest about what I really felt and willing to face the pain and toxic emotions confined inside, and then let them go. Finally, one day after a long journey—I felt free.  A time came when I could celebrate the 4th of July without fear.   Through the years, many people have said they wished they could meet their own kitchen angels who would pray for them. I’ve thought about that a lot. I’ve prayed about offering nights of Hope and Healing. I finally have a team that is gifted in many ways when it comes to prayer, wisdom, and insight. I’m looking at starting a night of prayer once a week with the team via Zoom. Stay tuned for more details. I hope to begin in January to make prayer available. It changed my life. I’m praying it will change yours too. It’s Time for a Cleanse Do you want blessings, abundance, prosperity, direction, focus, and new life? What if I told you that, in part, it starts with cellular energy and your liver, kidneys, and colon? If your internal paths of elimination are freed up from the waste and toxins that slow them down, you can t be speeding down life’s highway toward your goals. Think about your car. If the oil filter and air filter are clogged up and the oil is dirty, how efficiently will your car run? I have a lot of goals and projects for this year, but I realize I’m not going to make them a reality unless my body is in peak health. How about you? Here’s What You Can Do Right Now Start juicing.  Do a juice fast.  You can join my 5-Day Juice Fast. Or, join my 30-Day Detox program with the Internal Cleanse Kit. Drink at least 3 big (10-12 ounce) glasses of fresh juice a day and get into a cleanse program to recharge your body.  Include beets and greens in your juices. Beets are very cleansing for your liver and the greens are cleansing for everything in your body. Try my Beet Berry Liver Cleanse Cocktail! Beet- Berry Liver Cleanse Cocktail Beets have been used as a natural remedy for liver cleansing for many years. 2 medium beets1 cup blueberries1 green apple1 large carrot1 broccoli stem1 lemon, peeled1-inch chunk ginger1/2 cup  coconut water Juice all ingredients.  Add coconut water, stir, and enjoy! From The Juice Lady’s Guide to...

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New Year Health Turnaround

Posted by on Jan 1, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Year Health Turnaround

6 Benefits of a Juice Cleanse! Do you need to lose a few pounds because of extra holiday helpings? Or do you feel tired and sluggish from too many rich foods? Maybe a winter bug has got you down or you want to prevent the virus from parking in your body. Whatever your desire for New Year’s health goals, a cleanse can help you immensely. 6 Benefits of a Juice Cleanse! What is a juice cleanse? Juicing to cleanse your body is a popular method to give your body a rest and cleanse away toxins. January is the perfect time to detox, lose weight, and energize. It allows you to address your entire system with a good cleaning. Check out the 30-Day Detox and The 5-Day Juice Fast. Read Sharon’s story…. My daughter and I loved the retreat THANK YOU   [See Juice Retreats.] Over Christmas I got very sick with a horrible sore throat.   My daughter Christina grabbed your book we bought on juicing for health. [See The Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Health.]  She made 5 juices  for me. The sore throat was gone almost instantly. Then just two days ago Christina had a migraine that kept her in bed for two daysI  I made her juice and again almost instantly she was up and out shopping!!!!  We are truly believers!. I just ordered the juice powder Genesis Superfood    —Sharon Here’s why you need to detox… 1. Colon Detox for Improved Gut Health  As you cleanse your digestive system with juices, you’ll get rid of colon waste that’s been building up maybe for months or even years. You can do just a juice fast or you can incorporate a complete colon cleanse. By cleaning out your digestive track , you’ll get rid of gas, bloating and mucoid plaque. As your digestion improves; you’ll absorb more nutrients from your juicing, supplements and your food because the majority of your nutrients are absorbed in the upper intestinal tract. As you improve the way you process food, you’ll gain more energy, better sleep and a happier mood. Colon detox helps to improve your friendly gut bacteria thus improving your overall digestive health. It is also very helpful to flatten your stomach. 2. Optimize Your Liver Health The liver is our primary detox organ. It must filter everything from our blood. Fast food, junk food, sweets, fried foods, alcohol, coffee, animal fats and pesticide sprayed produce all impact the liver. It’s our hardest working organ. It can get completely overwhelmed with gunk. Over time, it can develop stones just like the gallbladder along with a lot of congestion. It won’t be able to process hormones or produce enzymes like before. During it’s most active time around 3 am when it works the hardest, it may wake you up. A juice fast and liver cleanse provides an excellent rest for the liver along with an abundance of antioxidants that help to bind up the toxins. If you do a complete liver cleanse with the Internal Cleanse Kit,  you’ll have products to also work on routing out parasites at the same time you do a liver cleanse, Almost everyone has them these days. They’re stealing some of your best nutrients causing you to be hungrier and more tired. They also release...

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