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March 29, 2021

Be a Healthy Citizen of the World

Hey, there. As we begin to break out from our year-long isolations and prepare to once again function beyond four walls, the internet and streaming, here’s to reconnecting with the rest of the world on health.


 

Be A [Healthy] Citizen of the World

 

In March many of us have tended to be a wee bit Irish, eating more “Irish-centric” foods (which may be different from our usual fare,). Let’s use that as a reason to travel around the world via other countries’ plant-based cuisine. There are so many options — this article will help you think about why it’s a good idea to try new foods. Perhaps your definition of what healthy eating is will be expanded.

Article excerpt: “Google the term “examples of healthy recipes” and you’ll notice there’s very little variety in what healthy eating looks like, and that the definition of “healthy” is pretty narrow.”

Speaking of the world: did you know that Juice Plus+ is now available in 23 countries? Including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East—Dubai, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

READ ARTICLE

 


 

A Mental Health Workout

 

Stressed out? Grumpy? Tired all the time? You need a mental-fitness regimen.
For months, therapists have reported a significant increase in clients who are anxious, worried or depressed over current events—the pandemic, economic woes, civil unrest. And while they can teach coping skills, such as emotion regulation, to help deal with the stress, they say it’s also important for people to proactively take steps to be mentally healthy, just as they would if they wanted to be physically fit. “If you wait until a major stressor hits to try and bolster your mental health, it’s like trying to inflate your life raft while you are already drowning at sea,” says Wendy Troxel, a clinical psychologist and senior behavioral and social scientist at Rand Corp.

 


 

A Verdant Salad

 
Directly from our Tower Garden to Table Cookbook: a delicious, fresh salad. Enjoy!

Grow Your Own


 

Another Way to Be a (Healthy) Citizen of the World

 
The Bemer Pro-Set Go microcirculation device fits in a small backpack and travels anywhere: the beach, a mountain campsite, a youth hostel (sell sessions to fund your travel?), or think big, a 5-star international resort.

Juice Plus+ is available in 23 countries, Bemer in 42. We are healthily on the world stage with both.


 

The Last Word

 

A homage to the simple potato. Baked, air fried, broiled — our spuds are amazingly versatile!

February 23, 2021

Beme Me Up

Beme Me Up

 

Nutrition and microcirculation are pillars of our family’s healthy lifestyle Each supports the other. They are a daily part of our lives, which is why we are religious in sharing about them.

 

We need to eat healthy food. We also benefit greatly from enhancing the flow of the good food we eat through our circulatory system.

 

We have shared with you before about the Bemer, the first and only microcirculation device to receive FDA Class 2 (home-approved medical device) clearance. The Bemer has been in our home for daily use for over three years now.

 

Probably the best way to get a comprehensive understanding of how the Bemer works and its benefits to us is to view this new video. It’s a bit hefty at just under eight minutes. But it’s not technical and gets to the gist of what beming up can do for us.

 

 

Ask us about the newly announced lease-to-buy program, which allows you to experience the benefits of the device before making a full commitment to bring it into your life. There is also financing available.

 


 

FREE: Inspiration & Recipes

 

Many times inspiration is found in the most unlikely places. Our family is always inspired by the delectable recipes found in our Healthy Living Revolution Recipes! JP+ recently compiled four volumes of Revolution Recipes – download this free resource now and enjoy all of the recipes from volumes 5-8 in one scrumptious eCookbook!
This version contains healthy recipes from:

 

Vol. 5 – Complete Creations
Vol. 6 – Healthy Mocktails
Vol. 6 – Tower to Table
Vol. 7 – Warm & Healthy

 

 

Sample Recipe

 

This enticing photo of slow-cooker avocado white chili is one of the many tantalizing dishes in this volume. Click here for this recipe.

 


 

Chronic Health

 

In this article, Dr. David Katz eloquently details why our diet is more vital than ever. The sobering statistics he cites include: heart disease alone kills 650,000 Americans every year. That’s 1800 of us, every day. Poor diet alone stands out among the behavioral, root causes of premature death as the now undisputed number one cause of death, killing 500,000 of us prematurely every year.

 

And the good news: recently a committee of the American Heart Association recognized the significance of diet as a veritable vital sign, calling for its assessment with every patient. Changing our focus from avoidance of chronic disease conditions to maintaining “chronic health” may be our solution.

 


 

Beet’s Me

 

January 24, 2021

Begin 2021 with a Little Friluftsliv

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

This new year certainly warrants ALL CAPS and multiple exclamation points… enough said.

 


 

Friluftsliv – a new type of fruit?

 

 

Not a new fruit, but a philosophy of life. Friluftsliv is a commitment to getting the most out of outdoor moments, rain or shine — whether it’s long camping trips through the mountains or leisurely strolls on the beach with friends. This Scandinavian feel-good philosophy, along with fika paus, gokotta, hygge and lagom may help explain why Nordic people are so happy.

 

Despite their harsh winters, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland continue to top the World Happiness Report — which surveys 156 countries by asking their citizens how happy they are — for several years in a row.

READ ARTICLE


Fruits & Vegetables are trying to kill you!

 

What? We’ve been promoting eating more fruits and vegetables for years! Keep reading…

 

Fruits and vegetables are indeed healthful but not necessarily because they shield you from oxidative stress. In fact, they may improve health for quite the opposite reason: They stress you… eating food from plants that have struggled to survive toughens us up as well.

 

 


Bemering into the New Year

 

What It Is…

Where It All Happens in the United States…

 


 

Breathe the New Year In

 
Invite the new year in with this simple breathing practice. If it works for the stressful situations the Navy Seals encounter, it’s good enough for me!

How Box Breathing works:
  • Breathe in for four seconds.
  • Hold air in your lungs for four seconds.
  • Exhale for four seconds.
  • Hold your breath, lungs emptied, for four seconds.

November 18, 2020

Turkey Talk

Thanksgiving. Crunchy leaves. Crispy apples.

This month, take comfort in the familiar traditions, fragrant scents, and delicious tastes that we enjoy during the fall. Here’s to a November full of gratitude for you and your continued appreciation of living a healthy lifestyle!

Thanksgiving may be more physically intimate this year, but with Zoom, Facetime and Skype, we can still be together.


What’s Orange and Good for You?

Like many of us, you probably immediately thought of the delicious oranges, carrots, and squash we eat, but did you know that our Omega Blend capsules are also orange? Their color comes from sea buckthorn berries, a plant full of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.

Learn more by watching this 3min. video with Manfred Lamprecht, Director of Clinical Research for Juice Plus+, as he discusses the importance of omega fatty acids and the role omegas play in our heart, brain, and eye health. He also reviews our newest research study – the 41st research study done on Juice Plus+.


Butternut Squash Soup

This month many of us love getting more veggies in our diet by making soups chock-full of autumn flavors. Enjoy this very orange and very tasty soup recipe!

Print Recipe


Thankful for Microcirculation Therapy


5 Gratitude Prompts for November

 

1. Who and what made me smile today?
2. What is the best thing that happened this week?
3. What cheers me up when I have a rough day?
4. What inspires me?
5. My favorite things about Thanksgiving are…

 

 

 

 


Gratitude

Added to our gratitude list this year is a frequently overlooked group: farmers. Farmers that grow the fresh produce we buy in our markets, and especially the farmers that grow the veggies, fruit and berries that help keep us well.

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

October 21, 2020

The Stinking Rose

The Fall season brings falling leaves, shorter days, cooler weather, pumpkins, and garlic.

Garlic? Yes, garlic – a.k.a. the stinking rose. We celebrate Halloween on October 31st and those scary vampires are repelled by garlic. Hmmm… how in the world was that connection made? Let’s talk garlic, shall we?

 

 


Garlic Lore

 

Garlic fact check (because scaring non-existent vampires is not a fact!): garlic contains allicin, a potent antibiotic and anti-fungal agent, and has been proven to kill mosquitos—i.e., real-world vampiric insects. It’s also used extensively in pickling produce and, much like salt, the compounds in garlic can ward off decay. It’s a natural antibiotic and if used properly, it can kill most infections. Before the invention of modern antibiotics, garlic reigned supreme as a way to cure infections.

Back to vampires: centuries ago, various European cultures believed garlic would ward off everything from the black plague to evil spirits to blood sucking mosquitoes and fleas. Since a vampire’s bite initially has the same effect on humans as a malaria-infected mosquito—exhaustion, fever and anemia—a natural connection between the two was made.

Finally, garlic has always been in the Juice Plus+ Garden Blend. By taking these JP+ Greenies you get all the benefits of garlic in your system with none of that fragrant garlic breath!

 


Tomatoes & Garlic

 

From our Tower to Table Cookbook. A delicious way to close out the summer growing season, using your tomatoes and garlic… yum!


History of PEMF

 

We’ve shared often about pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) and the health benefits it can provide.

The Bemer delivery system for PEMF we represent was first available in Europe 21 years ago and through North American distribution just three years ago. So you might think PEMF is a brand new therapy.

Actually PEMF therapy has a history extending back to the 1700’s, including early on by Nicola Tesla up through the 21st century with current applications for our NASA space program.

Take a brief video journey through the evolution of PEMF technology for health and wellness.

 


Looking for an encore career?

 

Do you have dreams for the next phase of your life? You’ll get inspiration from this story of James Garrett, who fell in love with growing food after being a life-long city slicker. “I got one of these towers and we started growing food, and I couldn’t believe it. I fell in love with it and started doing research, formulated a dream, which eventually became a plan… ”

Read More…


Why Eat All Those Plants?

September 23, 2020

Good for Footballers

Good for Footballers

 

Football’s on our minds these days, albeit a little less than usual with social distancing and empty or mostly empty stadiums, and the West Coast Pac 12 not committed to playing as of this weekend.
While retired NFL players have been waiting for football with many of us, they have been waiting in a different way in 2020 with access to free Bemer microcirculation devices for their health benefit, while they are in front of the tv on their couches or recliners, as a result of a partnership between Bemer and the NFL Alumni Association earlier this year.

 

 

Ed Beasley, CEO of the NFL Alumni Association (pictured above), offered his personal take on his new benefit: “My Bemer keeps me going. Without it the stiffness and old NFL injuries can make life difficult, but using the Bemer restores my mobility and keeps me on the golf course.”
You don’t need to be a footballer or golfer to see the benefits of microcirculation therapy. Better circulation through microcirculation therapy contributes to better health for all of us.

 


Good for our Communities

 
As a mission-minded organization, we not only want to inspire healthy living, but also contribute to life-changing, not-for-profit programs and initiatives that help support a well-balanced lifestyle.

 

                                           
We believe in education and encouraging nutritional wellness in our youth.
We believe nourishment, fitness and overall physical health make lives better.
We believe in making a lasting social impact through sustainability and community development.

This is why the Juice Plus+ Foundation is committed to charitable giving that impacts the lives of children and families across the globe. With this in mind, our philanthropic efforts rest on three pillars that focus on cultivating the mind, body and spirit: feeding minds, fueling bodies and fostering communities.

 


Good for our Bodies

 
Back to our bodies: if you’ve ever wondered what is in Juice Plus+, there’s a simple answer. What’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Juice Plus+ takes pride in the NSF-Certification label on all our products. 

NSF is an independent organization that has developed an independent testing standard and product certification program just for dietary supplements. NSF-certified supplements have been through a rigorous facility inspection process and laboratory testing to make sure they contain everything they should (i.e. the ingredients on the label) and nothing they shouldn’t (i.e. harmful levels of contaminants.) Each Juice Plus+ product has been certified for safety and quality by the NSF. Learn more about this important seal you’ll find on all our product labels.


 

Good Advice!

August 24, 2020

These Are Not Normal Times

These truly are not normal times. We all feel it in semi-isolation.

We get plenty of news on what’s going on out there through the media, both traditional and social. But sometimes it’s a personal story that really drives home a particular dynamic.

Our good friend, Allan Gutierrez, long-time RN in our Mission Viejo community, volunteered to be a relief nurse in May and June at St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage NY on Long Island. At the time, the virus was spreading out from the New York City into suburban communities, and Bethpage was a hot spot.

We gifted Allan with two months of Juice Plus+ nutritional products to help him with his immune system during his assignment before he flew to New York. Then we kept in touch with video calls.

Two observations from Allan added an exclamation point to what we had been hearing, but not experiencing.
First, when the illness progresses to the seriousness of needing hospital stays, the hospital experience is traumatic to both the caregivers and the patient. Allan commented regularly on how his work in Bethpage was gut-wrenching and without question the hardest job he had ever taken, including many years of emergency room assignments.
Second, of the many of his patients who did not survive their hospital stay, each one, to a person, without exception, regardless of age, had a least one underlying health condition.
It underscores the importance of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to forestall chronic health conditions and reduce your susceptibility to what might come your way in the future.

 


 

‘shrooms

 

Did you know that mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamin D? And that worldwide mushroom consumption has increased markedly in the past four decades? Mushrooms have the potential to be the only non-animal, unfortified food source of vitamin D that can provide a substantial amount of vitamin D2 in a single serving.

 

Vitamin D has been studied by the National Institute of Health for its possible connections to several diseases and medical problems, including diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, bone disorders and some types of cancer. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.

 

JP+ Complete & ‘shrooms

WARNING – this may seriously impact how you make your morning coffee! Our protein powder, Juice Plus+ Complete, is a nutritious blend of plant-based ingredients like chickpea protein and quinoa that add extra fiber, protein, and prebiotics to smoothies, healthy snacks, baking recipes, and more. And you can use it in your morning coffee… are you excited yet?!?

 

 

Complete also contains juice powder from Agaricus bisporus, a.k.a. the Portabella mushroom. Mushrooms are the ONLY plant-based source of Vitamin D. One serving of Complete provides 40% of the U.S. Recommended Daily Intake (RDA) of Vitamin D. Now that’s exciting: something that is delish and good for you!

COMPLETE RECIPES

 


 

Is Foraging in Your Future?

 

If your answer is “yes”, take a moment and read this article: “Expert Tips on How to Forage for Mushrooms and Not Die.”

Sharon Palmer, RDN writes that “Nothing compares to the earthy fragrance and taste of mushrooms freshly sautéed in a bit of olive oil and garlic… they are classified in the kingdom of fungi and they are the complex fruiting body of the fungal organism. Just as a tree produces fruit to bear seeds to continue the species, so does a fungal organism produce mushrooms to carry spores to continue its own species. With thousands of mushroom species present in the world, most of these fungi remain mysterious, as only 10 percent of the species have been identified”. Read more…

For more info on ‘shrooms, check out the Mushroom Council’s website.

 


 

Reminder: a FREEBIE!

 

Kids (ages 4 thru – college) can get FREE fruit & veggie chewables or capsules with our Healthy Starts for Families Program…AND receive our delicious Complete protein mix – also FREE!
If you’ve been thinking about adding Juice Plus+ nutrition to your family’s diet, now is an excellent time to get started!
F R E E children’s chewables
+
F R E E shakes
(15 servings, add $5 to cover shipping)
Curious? Contact me for details!

 


 

Tower Gardens “Across the Pond”

Meanwhile, in Ibiza, Spain Tower Gardens are showing off their marvelous produce in this video by Agrotonomy Farms… gourds & more!

 

 

After watching this video, are you inspired to grow more than tomatoes & lettuce?

 


 

Yes, you are!

July 27, 2020

Backpacking with Bemer

Has there ever been a year when what’s been ahead of us has been more unpredictable?

In the case of our own Heightened Health, we’ve sold a record amount of Juice Plus nutritional products since March. Seems people have been looking for that extra edge to maintain or improve their health in these times of challenge.

As for our Bemer microcirculation device, we’ve sold few, as potential purchasers need to see and experience to understand the power of the device, usually with live demonstrations and trial periods, and there has been limited opportunity for that in social distancing times.

The good news on the Bemer front is new product development has continued even as the virus has made sharing the technology difficult.

Check out the new portable Bemer Pro-Set Go below and mark your calendar for the day when you are out of self-isolation and able to live and explore again.

 


 

Backpacking with Bemer

Climb to the top of a mountain. Go to the beach. Sit in a park or in your backyard. Maintain good health anywhere, anytime with Bemer’s new portable microcirculation device, the Pro-Set Go, introduced just this month.

Get a 38-second tour of the Pro-Set Go by watching this mini-video.

 


 

Tofu Goes Mainstream

Humble tofu has finally received the recognition it deserves. In the past few months, we’ve heard about many changes to eating habits, some good, some not so good. One bright spot has been this dietary shift: more of us are eating plant-based foods on a regular basis. If that applies to you – bravo!

So now we come to that insistent question when making the switch to eating more plants: “What do I eat?… or better yet, what will my family eat?” If you’re willing to be adventuresome with your grilling this summer, try grilling tofu. The link below will take you to a great article written by a James Beard award-winning chef. Read it and you will be ready to impress your friends and family with some delicious new treats!

Tofu Recipes


 

America’s Pediatrician – Dr. Bill Sears

 

Always an interesting and informative speaker, Dr. Sears explains how bridging the gap in a child’s diet can lead to positive long-term effects and how to preload your immune system with fruits, veggies, & omega fatty acids. Invest in your health – watch this video today!


 

Tower Garden & Pets

Did you know that pets love Tower Garden produce? How smart they are! Produce grown on the Tower Garden is always available, highly nutritious, pesticide-free, safe, and clean.

So… by growing food in your Tower Garden, you’re not only improving the health of the humans in your family, you’re also helping to provide excellent nutrition to your pet family!

GET THE FACTS HERE

 


 

Life’s Blessings

 

June 25, 2020

To the Tower

Joy. How have you experienced the simple joys of life these past few months? A child’s laugh? The sweet smell of lilacs? Taking an unhurried walk? Whatever it is, when we take the time to really feel joy, we’re better people for it. And we’re also healthier people … this is a healthy newsletter, after all! Check out this article for more musings on joy.

 


To the Tower – A One Minute Tell-All


Tower Garden Basics


Are you considering growing a garden this year but are concerned that you’ve missed the prime planting season? This is yet another reason to grow a Tower Garden: anytime is a good time to start, especially when you’re growing inside, with lights!

 

Using Aeroponic Technology, the Tower Garden:
    • Increases yields by an average of 30%
    • Grows plants up to 3 times faster
    • Uses as little as 2% of the water

 

Get the facts here

 


 

Beans – Good for Us & for Our Planet

A silver lining to our current reality is that now more of us are cooking at home and are experimenting with different recipes. We discussed the health benefits of beans in a previous issue and this is your reminder to incorporate those beans into your mix of home-cooked meals!

 

Two indicators that we are doing more home cooking are: increased Google searches of recipes and sales data showing increased purchases of cooking items. Truly a silver lining, as research has shown that home cooking can lead to healthier overall lifestyles and is a good life skill to teach kids. Finally, the more plants we ingest, the less animal products we eat, which means our planet is also healthier.

 

Mitigate the Risk

Sound words from Dr. Tom Rifai:
The virus is real. Yet so is the fact that approximately 1.2 million Americans die every year of coronary artery disease and cancer combined, much of which we now know is preventable. In light of the strong overlap between the risk of this virus-associated morbidity/death susceptibility and lifestyle preventable diseases, let’s please not lose focus on our health-promoting behaviors. Take care to dose comfort foods and beverages carefully; cherish the power of whole fruits and vegetables; move as much as possible; dose screen time carefully and avoid letting it dig into your sleep time.

 

And take your Juice Plus+ daily! We’ve been “cherishing the power of whole fruits & veggies” for more than two decades!

 


 

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