Healthy Living with Juice Plus
Real Food. Real Simple.
What is Juice Plus?
The most common question I get is, “What is Juice Plus+?”
Is it a drink? Is it a vitamin? Do I need to have a juicer?
Juice Plus+ is a company that is mission driven, inspiring healthy living around the world. We have a simple product line of fruits, vegetables and berries in capsule or chewable (gummie) form, two flavors of whole food based shake mixes, two flavors of whole food based nutrition bars, and for those who want to grow their own fruits and veggies, we have a system so they can do so.
Juice Plus+ is a movement. It is a program. It is a lifestyle.
Do you have a need, want or desire for better health for you and your family?
The Reason Behind Juice Plus+
Juice Plus+ is a very real solution to an ever-growing global health crisis. In our very own country, the Standard American Diet (SAD) consists mainly of the 3 “P’s”: processed, packaged and preserved. “Fake food.” Food with no life or vitality. Food that can sit on a shelf for months and not change in chemistry or structure.
Life is busy. Most times, too busy to eat well. And that mindset is catching up with us - not in a good way. Our waistlines are expanding. Disease is growing at alarming rates. Our children don’t have a taste for “real” food... they want what comes out of a box. The perception is that organic or healthy food is expensive. Well, so is disease. Even when we do buy good food, most of the time, our “good intentions” rot at the bottom of the produce drawer in the refrigerator.
If these current trends continue, not only are we in trouble, but so are our children. Take a look at the statistics below.
What concerns you the most?
I know the statistics are shocking. And, we all know that we need to do better. When we know better, we do better. And it starts with the foundation of nutrition. Everything we put in our bodies does one of two things: it either hurts or heals.
That is why, so many doctors, health professionals, dietitians and nutritionists will tell you: eat more produce. More fruits and vegetables. More colors of the rainbow on our plates. But why? What is so important about fruits and vegetables?
Dr. Richard Dubois, former Chief of Internal Medicine, (Atlanta Medical Center) says, “fruits and vegetables are not only good for you, they are so good for you that they can literally save your life.”
By eating more produce, we are equipping our bodies with the right tools to fight disease. Our bodies can literally begin the process of healing themselves when given the right ammunition. Fruits and veggies are our best line of defense against disease. And we will see more about that later in our program.
The challenge for all of us is making this information come to fruition in our daily lives.
What are some of your biggest struggles in eating well?
Let’s Take a Closer Look
Inflammation. It rears itself it different ways for different people. We all have it. But what is it?
Inflammation comes as a result of Oxidative stress. Oxidative stress are thousands of chemical reactions in our bodies, as a result of most everything we do. While we sleep, when we eat, when we feel stress, and when we exercise. Literally EVERYTHING we do causes oxidative stress.
The problem? Oxidative stress releases a nasty byproduct called free radicals. Free radicals literally wreak havoc on our cells. It’s like our bodies starts to rust on the inside.
We have to do something to fight off the free radicals, repair the cells, reduce inflammation.
Ever hear the word ANTIOXIDANT? Antioxidants are naturally occurring in raw fruits and vegetables--and antioxidants literally neutralize and combat oxidative stress. What a relief!... but only if we consume enough on a daily basis.
So how many servings of fruits and vegetables do we need daily?
Juice Plus+ and Inflammation
Dr. Bill Sears, world renowned pediatrician and author of 32 books on the care of children, talks about the effects of Juice Plus+ and inflammation. Inflammation is closely intertwined with almost every chronic health problem, from simple seasonal allergies all the way to cancer. Inflammation is now said to be the “silent killer.” Sometimes our only way of knowing we are inflamed is at the point of when something hurts or when we get sick. The goal in eating fruits and veggies is PREVENTION.
How would you feel knowing that, even on the craziest of days, you are still getting good nutrition?
Juice Plus+ vs. Vitamins
“But wait a minute… I take Vitamins. Isn't that Enough?”
When you ask anyone why they take a multi-vitamin, what is the response? To make up for what is missing in their diets. If they are not eating good food, the idea is that vitamin supplementation will make up for what is lacking. In theory, sounds decent. But what do our bodies really want?
Our bodies know how to absorb real food. Food from the garden. Food that has life. Food that rots and sprouts. Our bodies have difficulties understanding, processing and utilizing synthetic, isolated materials made in a scientific lab. Check out these images. See the X-ray with the vitamin that is just sitting in the gut--never absorbed into the body, even after a few days. Have you ever noticed the warning labels on the vitamins we give our children?
So the question begs itself, do we have a vitamin deficiency or a real, whole-food deficiency?
Juice Plus+ is the Next Best Thing to Fruits and Vegetables
“But how do we know Juice Plus+ really works?” I am glad you asked! I want to know that what I am giving myself and my children is safe--that what we are ingesting is exactly what the label says it is. Nothing more or less.
Juice Plus+ is the most clinically proven natural whole-food product in the world. Juice Plus+ products also carry the NSF seal. The “Good Housekeeping Seal” of supplementation. This certification ensures that what you see is what you get. You won’t find any high levels of metals, no negative ingredients or other contaminants--and you can rest assured that what the label says, the product contains. What a peace of mind!
Here’s a clip on how Juice Plus+ is made, from farm to capsule...
Children’s Health Study
Take a second and think about how much you spent the last time your family came down with a bug. Take into consideration money paid at the doctor’s office, prescriptions, and over the counter medications. You may have even had to take unpaid time off from work for your own health, or in order to take care of your sick child. You had to stock your kitchen with “sick food” until everyone was better.
Preventing illness with a strong immune system is better all around for everyone involved, as opposed to staying home with sick kiddos every other month. Prevention doesn't have to be expensive though. Through our Children’s Health Study Program, children ages 4 through undergraduate in college can receive their Juice Plus+ for FREE, when an adult orders!
Based on the Children’s Health Study results below, what changes would you most like to see in you or your children?
“Something this good has to be outrageously expensive then, huh?” Not the case. For less than a cup of Starbucks each day, you can protect you and your family with the power of whole food nutrition.
If you could eliminate one guilty pleasure (junk food or drink from your diet) for your family’s benefit, what would it be?
Juice Plus+ is simple. It is affordable. It is prevention. And in the wellness spectrum there are two different directions: Preventative Care or Sick Care. Which end of the spectrum appeals to you?
If you let Juice Plus+ build the foundation, the rest of your wellness goals will follow more easily. In fact, often times we hear that Juice Plus+ is a catalyst to a healthier lifestyle. It creates a sense of awareness and a commitment to YOU.
Most often, we hear that when eating Juice Plus+ people experience more energy, less cravings for sugar and junk food, drinking more water and less sweetened beverages. We are proud that people experience more energy, less aches and pains and an overall sense of health. Makes sense. You put good things in the body, good things happen.
What would you most like to see as a permanent change in your lifestyle?
A Few Options
This is the most important post of all tonight for me... I want you to hear my heart on this.
It means so much that you would give up your time to support me!
Many of you are already taking Juice Plus+. I encourage you to continue to make #onesimplechange each month to improve your health.
If you are here and you are looking to make some changes, large or small, for you or your family, here are some great options:
a) Consider taking the first step to a healthier lifestyle by adding Juice Plus+ and sponsor a child for FREE
b) Look to make a Complete Transformation by adding the fruits, the vegetables, the vineyard and our shakes--- and be a part of our Complete Transformation Program: a jump start program designed to create clean eating habits for life. (and still sponsor a child for FREE)
c) And if you are moved by this message of inspiring healthy living around the world, I would like to ask you if you know of others who would benefit from hearing it. Would you consider hosting a fb party, event, or linking arms with me so more can be educated and helped?.