March 29, 2021
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.
A Mental Health Workout
A Verdant Salad
Directly from our Tower Garden to Table Cookbook: a delicious, fresh salad. Enjoy!
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
FREE: Inspiration & Recipes
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.
January 24, 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
This new year certainly warrants ALL CAPS and multiple exclamation points… enough said.
Friluftsliv – a new type of fruit?
Fruits & Vegetables are trying to kill you!
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!
- 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
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!
Thankful for Microcirculation Therapy
5 Gratitude Prompts for November
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 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 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… ”
Why Eat All Those Plants?
September 23, 2020
Good for Footballers
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.
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.
August 24, 2020
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.
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!
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!
F R E E shakes
(15 servings, add $5 to cover shipping)
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
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!
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!
June 25, 2020
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!
- Increases yields by an average of 30%
- Grows plants up to 3 times faster
- Uses as little as 2% of the water
Beans – Good for Us & for Our Planet
Mitigate the Risk
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