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June 28, 2021

Is It Legal?

Hey, there. Our Covid-diminished summer’s here. Time to shake the cobwebs off your front door and get out.


Is It Legal?

 

Step up your plant protein game by introducing hempseeds into your diet. Because of their name, many people want to know if they are legal and the answer is absolutely! They’re not only legal, but they are an excellent source of protein and many other nutrients. Hempseed is a rich, nutty way to add nutrition and taste to your diet.

 

They’re particularly rich in essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega-6) and alphalinolenic acid (omega-3) fatty acids, which are important for immune function and can help fight heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease and even symptoms of
depression. Hempseed is also a rich source of the polyunsaturated fatty acid gamma linolenic acid, or GLA.

 


Wonder no longer!

 

Have you ever wondered what the best way is to store all of our fresh summer produce? Most of us try to get the biggest ‘bang for our buck’ and storing food properly is one of the ways to get that done.

 

Of course, the best way to have fresh produce available to you and your family is by growing it yourself, either in a Tower Garden or a soil garden. That said, for produce that you do buy at a farmer’s market or in the grocery store, it’s important to know the best way to store it. This produce guide, published by the Food Revolution Network, will help.

Can you name this drink?

 
Let this information be a reminder to you, just in case you’re tempted at a barbeque, a picnic, or at the beach this summer.

Guess what this drink is, a drink that was originally formulated as a mixer to pair with whiskey: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), concentrated orange juice, citric acid, natural flavor, sodium benzoate, caffeine, sodium citrate, gum arabic, erythorbic acid, calcium disodium EDTA, yellow 5.

As we head into the heat of summer, we hope this information encourages you to drink more water! Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for the name of this beverage.

 


Horsin’ Around!

 

There’s no tellin’, but Trigger might have lasted a lot longer with pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy.

READ ARTICLE


Sweet Potato Corn Salad w/Chili Lime

 

It’s colorful, tasty, and full of life-giving nutrition! An exquisite addition to your backyard summer celebrations… or “just because!”

RECIPE


Answer: Mountain Dew

May 24, 2021

Not Suitable for Work

The more we learn about what our bodies are doing 24/7, the more fascinating they are… read below for inspiration!


 

Not Suitable For Work

That title may be a bit dramatic because this function is a natural process for all of us. And getting rid of the distinctive scent is a $7,000,000,000 (that’s seven BILLION dollar) industry. We have emojis for it, we work to figure out what to do with it when we are camping, it is one of the daily discussion topics for moms and dads of young children, etc. What is it? Read the article for enlightenment and tips on best ways to get things moving.

READ ARTICLE


 

Free Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook

 

We know a new product trend is a solid trend when Costco sells multiple versions of it.

 

Air fryers are the latest kitchen product flying off the shelves or through on-line appliance purchases these days. And this is a great trend considering they are a great product to help us cook more healthily.

 

To help you get a head start with a new air fryer, we’re sharing our new Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook.

 

By using an air fryer you’ve already taken a huge step in the right direction, and these recipes build upon that solid foundation. Hmmm… Mother’s Day is right around the corner, do you think Mom would enjoy some Toasted Coconut French Toast to start her day? Download our newest cookbook for more delectable ideas!

 

Got Questions?

 

Specifically, do you have questions about your immune system? We know it’s important but what does it do? And how does it do it? Considering what we have learned this past year we know that now, more than ever, people are concerned about their immune system and what proactive steps they can take to make it healthier.

 

Dr. Mitra Ray gives a factual, detailed description of how vital our immune system is to our health.


 

Baseball Is Back (And Thankfully We Can Now Say Back Even in California)

With the extended Covid-19 shutdown, our youth missed “spring training” in California, but they are on the field now, with “batter up” and “you’re out” resounding in each and every local ball field.

 

If you are playing league baseball at the young adult or adult level, see how pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) can help with recovery, energy, and performance.

 

All 32 major league baseball teams use PEMF in their training rooms.

 


 

It’s A Sign

The real sign is if you have no garden and there is little or no produce in your refrigerator crisper or on your kitchen counter. Help can be on the way!

April 28, 2021

Spring Tower

Every season brings unique delights to savor and joys to discover.

For a myriad of reasons this year, including renewed hope, renewed strength, this spring season is especially welcome!

 

 


 

Donna and Ron’s Spring Tower

April Fool’s Day is annually also spring Tower Garden seedling planting day for us.

We plant on April 1 to harvest into the fall.

Here’s this year’s April 1 planting picture:

  • Ron plants the seedlings in an arrangement for optimal growth
  • Donna is adhesive label maker, so as the growing season progresses, we can tell the difference among 3 varieties of tomatoes, two varieties of cucumbers, and a host of other fruiting plants, lettuce and herbs.

 

Did you know growing aeroponically (without soil) gives you the same results as ground gardening without some of the challenges of wildlife and bugs?

But as with a traditional garden, you must grow smartly to achieve optimal results.

Click on the link below to request a beautifully illustrated free 141-page e-book offering specifics on growing (or not growing) 37 categories of plants aeroponically.

Even if you don’t currently grow aeroponically, it’s an interesting read.

Free Planting Guide


 

We Need a Cure from Convenience

Have you been raiding your cupboards like a vending machine?
Big Food is feeding our snack addiction, says Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist.

In the early days of COVID-19, manufacturers of cookies, crackers and chips saw sales jump nearly 30% as people loaded up on items they hadn’t had since childhood. And now, the companies aren’t about to let us go.

 

READ ARTICLE


 

Beware of Skeeters!

 

Bad news: after spring comes summer and in the summer we get many insects invading our outdoor events, even in sunny California. One of the most notorious insects is the mosquito! And mosquitos usually bring their friends.

 

This year, consider planting some mosquito repellent plants. Whether planted in a Tower Garden or in soil, these plants will help mitigate one of these skeeter attacks!

 

ARTICLE


 

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Shares on PEMF

 

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation through its affiliate Pulse Centers has highlighted major benefits of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) in a simple chart.

 

As we have shared previously, PEMF enhances the electrical charge running through our bodies, speeding up circulation and thereby reducing inflammation.


 

Is Your Kingdom Complete?

 

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!