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Vitality 5800 Juicer

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Vitality 5800 Juicer

NEW JUICER – BEST JUICER I’VE USED!! There’s a new juicer on the market that I’ve been using every day. The Namawell Vitality 5800. I never thought I would fall in love with a masticating juicer….but I have. Here’s what I like about it: The Namawell Vitality 5800 Juice lasts longer; can store at least 48 hr.  It doesn’t oxidize quickly like juice made from a centrifugal juicerYou get significantly more juice than with a centrifugal juicer. It offers a very dry pulp. With my centrifugal juicer, a lot of pulp was leftoverPreserves more vitamins and enzymes because of the pressing and slow actionMakes juice taste betterQuiet machine So here’s my story. Out of two bunches of celery that I often buy organic at Costco, I typically got about 15 ounces of juice with my centrifugal juicer.  Now I’m getting about 22 ounces of juice from the same 2 bunches of celery with the Namawell juicer. The juicer ejects only a small amount of pulp and it is very dry. As I look at this factor alone, this Namawelll juicer is saving money.PHOTO CAPTION: 3 glasses of celery juice with 2 bunches of celery. Typically I would get one and one-half glasses with a centrifugal juicer.At some point, it will have paid for itself. And it’s easy to clean.  I think you’ll love it, as I do.  So if you’ve been thinking of upgrading your juicer or you want to get started juicing, I highly recommend the Namawell. RECIPE OF THE DAYParsley-Fennel-Celery Delight 1 handful of parsley1 green lettuce leaf2 ribs of celery with leaves1 cucumber, peeled if not organic1 lime, peeled if not organic Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Push the parsley through the juicer slowly, and follow with remaining ingredients. Pour into a glass, stir, and drink as soon as possible. Serves 2. From The Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies TAKE 10% OFFNamawell VITALITY 5800 Juicer Learn More Use JUICELADY discount code Buy Now Your discount code is Juicelady Hit the checkout to see the discounted price after the cart...

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Inflammation and Immune Response

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Inflammation and Immune Response

Inflammation Interferes with the Body’s Immune Response According to Sarah Varney who writes for Kaiser Health News: “A healthy immune system turns inflammation on and off as needed, calling on white blood cells and sending out proteins to fight infection. Blood tests show that obese people and people with related metabolic risk factors such as high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar levels experience a state of chronic mild inflammation; the inflammation turns on and stays on.” Although scientists are still researching its causes, it seems chronic inflammation interferes with the body’s immune response. Low-grade inflammation is often observed in the elderly and the obese. This correlates with what has been transpiring with Covid. The most vulnerable are people in those categories and those with underlying conditions. But this does not mean that if you are in these categories you have no hope. You can reduce inflammation and rejuvenate your body.  You can greatly improve your immune response. Actually, if you suffer from any condition, you’ve got inflammation.  I would highly recommend you get my book The Anti-inflammatory Diet and follow the program. Vitamin C and Vitamin D3 can also help you reduce inflammation. RECIPE of the DAYAnti-Inflammatory Cocktail serves 2Fennel: anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, analgesic, and antioxidantApple: inhibits the development of allergies; rich in histamine-lowering quercetinCucumber: analgesic (pain killer); an antioxidant that prevents the synthesis of the inflammatory compound prostaglandinBroccoli: anti-carcinogenic, prevents gastric mucosal damage (suggesting potential histamine-lowering action)Ginger: as effective as an H2 receptor antagonist prescription drug Ingredients 1 green apple1⁄2 large fennel with fonds 1-inch-piece ginger root1 large broccoli stem3 leaves kale1⁄2 cucumber, peeled if not organic Cut produce to t your juicer. Start by juicing the apple and finish with the cucumber. Drink as soon as possible. Shopping List 1 broccoli1 bunch kale1 cucumber1 fennel bulb with fonds1-inch piece ginger root1 green apple Recipe from The Anti-inflammatory Diet Do you need to lose some weight? Research shows that losing even a few pounds can improve blood pressure. Get Sipping Skinny A Thoughtful Word About the Vaccine We had a scientist from Johns Hopkins at our home recently. He has looked at the ingredients being tested in the currently studied vaccines. As it stands now, it could permanently change your DNA. Be cautious. Don’t be the first to rush to get it.  Take good care of yourself and take the supplements that strengthen your immune system. SAVE ON VITAMIN D-3 with code...

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The New Word on Zinc and Vitamin D3

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The New Word on Zinc and Vitamin D3

Zinc and Vitamin D3 Can Keep You From Contracting Covid Did you see the show this week on Fox News with the doctor who said if you take zinc and vitamin D3, you stand a good chance of not getting Covid? I found some new information on zinc that I think is important as we head into cold and flu season. Researchers from Spain found that people with lower blood levels of zinc who were admitted to hospital with Covid-19 tended to fare worse than those with healthier levelsA laboratory study in 2010 showed that zinc inhibited the activity and replication of another coronavirus, SARS-CoV which caused an outbreak in 2002Theoretically, taking zinc during the early stages of COVID-19 may reduce symptoms of severity and the duration of the illness, but this has not been provenZinc has been shown to reduce the duration of the common coldZinc supplements should not be taken at too high a dose or for long periods as they can cause toxicity. It is not water-soluble and can build up in your body. I recommend 15 mg. Zinc is an essential mineral that our body cannot make itself. This means we have to obtain it from our diet or supplements. Ginger is a good source of zinc, which is great added to your juice recipes. Zinc has many important roles in our body, for example: It is responsible for the activity of more than 300 different enzymes in our bodyIt is vital for our immune system function including maintaining the integrity of our skin and for cells mediating immunity such as neutrophils and killer cells. Studies have shown people who are deficient in zinc are more susceptible to infectionIt is required for protein and DNA synthesisIt is important for wound healingSupports normal growth and development during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancyEnsures the proper functioning of our senses (taste and smell). A deficiency causes loss of taste and smell. (https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/zinc-protect-you-covid-19-boost-immune-system-3535446/) Vitamin D3 University of Chicago Medicine researchers led by Dr, David Meltzer, the university’s chief of hospital medicine, found a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and risk of developing COVID-19. More than 40 percent of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D.Vitamin D requires exposure to sunlight to activate in the body, a unique characteristic of vitamin D3.A recent meta-analysis of 40 research studies found that daily, long-term doses of vitamin D seemed to protect against acute respiratory infections. Other studies also have found associations between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 susceptibility. SAVE ON VITAMIN D-3 with code...

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Probiotics & Your Gut Health

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Probiotics & Your Gut Health

Boost Your Hormone and 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 metabolizes 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. Probiotic bacteria found in soil and dirt have a specific function in controlling bacterial and fungal overgrowth in our intestinal tract. 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 bananasRaw Jerusalem artichokes You will need to eat these vegetables and many others such as the cruciferous veggies to get your prebiotics because they offer insoluble fiber. You get the most from ones the listed above when eaten raw but you also get 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 10% OFF. USE CODE HEALTHY10 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 me. Take 10% off Ness #4 and #16 USE CODE HEALTHY10 Probiotics 225 (These are the best I have used.) Take 10% off. USE CODE HEALTHY10 Juice...

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Superfoods: Hype or Reality?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Superfoods: Hype or Reality?

Which are the TOP Contenders? Have you ever wondered why certain foods are called “superfoods” and if they really are better than other foods? Research shows that some foods truly are super healthy and stand out above the rest when it comes to health and healing. The Macmillan Dictionary defines “superfood” as “a food that is considered to be very good for your health and that may even help some medical conditions.” Here are two top contenders: Watercress Watercress, like beet juice, has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. It contains similar high levels of the same nutrients found in beets. Beet juice was shown to lower blood pressure in three hours when people drank an 8.5-ounce glass of beet juice. With the watercress study, participants lowered their diastolic blood pressure by an average of 3.7 mm Hg in just three days. In other words, rats who ate watercress had lower blood pressure levels than the rats using medication to treat high blood pressure. Watercress is also rich in a specific glucosinolate known as gluconasturtiin, which converts to PEITC in the human body. In fact, it contains more PEITC than any other cruciferous veggie. This is significant for fighting cancer. A 2015 study found PEITC has the ability to stop new blood vessels from forming to feed tumors, so tumors can’t access blood supply and multiply. It also helps manage diabetes. Studies show regularly eating watercress may help manage diabetes and prediabetes. In a 2015 study, researchers compared two treatments — daily watercress extract (such as you would find in Garden’s Best juice powder) and insulin — to compare how each worked to manage blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic rats. The findings revealed watercress extracts (200 mg/kg), or roughly 20 mg/kg in humans due to metabolic factors, has hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects. Watercress is high in lutein, which is an antioxidant that is good for the eyes. Lutein along with zeaxanthin helps filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light, and helps protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye, according to the American Optometric Association. The human body does not naturally make the lutein and zeaxanthin it needs, which is why eating watercress and other foods rich in these carotenoids is important. One cup of raw watercress contains 1961 mcg of lutein and zeaxanthin. Watercress is also excellent for low thyroid. It’s good for the liver. It helps detoxify the body. And it’s excellent for the immune system. Acai Berries Acai is an indigenous berry found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. Research shows that it may help suppress and repair oxidative damage. Studies show it promotes heart health. The berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that supports balanced cholesterol levels. They are also rich in plant sterols that provide heart protective benefits, including supporting circulation, improving overall blood composition, and relaxing the blood vessels. Check out the weight loss potential of acai! One interesting study found that pulp from the acai berry had the ability to reduce fat deposits. The berries are also good for the immune system. One study found that polyphenolic compounds extracted from these...

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