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
Our Two Homes
May 21, 2020
“Seedling” Our Summer Crop
“Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Juice Plus+ does not make health claims. These 40 studies are available to the general public. The Juice Plus+ family is on your side.
Speaking of Water…
Now is a fine time to ramp up your hydration game. When you’re at home you can easily track how much H2O you’re ingesting and as you drink more, your bathroom is readily available! In all seriousness, here are some hydration facts to remind you why our bodies need to be well hydrated:
The human body is roughly 75% water. Without this water, it cannot survive.
Dehydration can lead to constipation, lethargy, depression, kidney stones and other health problems.
75% of Americans are DEHYDRATED! That’s a group you do not want to be a part of.
April 20, 2020
Your Garage Filling Up with Empty Costco Water Bottles?
Donna and Ron’s Journey to an Efficient Source of Healthy Water
Our journey to the healthiest household drinking water for the dollar:
- Years of using the refrigerator filter (marginally healthy)
- Years of an under-the-sink kitchen filter system (healthy to moderately healthy, depending on maintenance diligence)
- Years of purchasing Costco and other bottled water (moderately healthy)
- Years of taking the 45-minute drive to downtown Carlsbad CA and dispensing a couple of months worth of 5-gallon jugs of alkaline water from the community’s famous aquifer (very healthy) (Now sold in bottles at Costco, by the way)
- Finally, purchasing a kitchen countertop water filter with 99.99% filtering capability, producing optimal PH alkaline water by just pouring in a pitcher of tap water into the upper reservoir of the unit every few days (very healthy)
Our countertop filtering device is the Nikken PiMag Waterfall shown on our kitchen counter in the above images.
We do not market this filtering device, but we highly recommend it. It is currently on sale through the end of April (sale price $269, regular price $336).
If you are interested, email us at email@example.com and we can help you get it at the sale price.
Did You Know?
- Support the function of our immune system
- Increase antioxidant capacity and improve indicators of oxidative stress
- Reduce the number of days related to common cold symptoms (and the number of days absent from work)
Immune System Health – Health Care Professionals Speak
Listen to a variety of Juice Plus+ Medical Health Care Professionals discuss the science within the research. Research studies include over 40 scientific peer-reviewed medical journal publications.
More on Our Immune System
Recently our newsfeeds have been chock-full of ideas and information about how our actions, including what we eat, can help strengthen our immune system. Make sure to keep eating lots of produce!
For a fact-filled article on the proper way to store your produce, click here.
March 21, 2020
With $119B in retail revenue, Kroger Co. is the world’s largest supermarket chain, so the actions they take are closely watched by many. They are currently testing a unique concept: filling “nutrition prescriptions” for their customers.
Under the test, launched in Cincinnati last spring, a doctor makes dietary recommendations to diabetes patients and directs them to a nutrition expert at a Kroger supermarket. “We find that a lot of physicians give difficult-to-follow nutrition advice — along the lines of ‘You should improve your diet’ or ‘You should eat better.’ And that becomes very difficult for a patient to understand and implement. So a nutrition prescription is a strategic way to fill the gap between the physician’s guidance and the actual products that will yield health benefits,” says Kroger Health registered dietitian Bridget Wojciak, RDN/LD.
Less Sugary Cereal
Did you know that Kellogg’s Raisin Bran was marketed as “the deliciously heart-healthy way to start your day” even though it contained 18 grams of added sugar per serving—which represents almost 40 percent of its calories?
As a result of a recent lawsuit, the company can no longer advertise certain products, where added sugars represent at least 10 percent of calories, as “healthy.” Nor can it promote them with phrases like “start with a healthy spoonful” or “invest in your health.”
Avocados, the racy green fruit
There is a myriad of reasons to love avocados. Not only are they chock-full of good fats that keep your heart healthy and cut your cancer risk, but they taste heavenly.
The original name for this delectable and nutritious fruit (yes, fruit!) is a bit racy. Background: the avocado tree probably originated in south-central Mexico and is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado, is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.
After reading the origin of their name, I guarantee you’ll never look at an avocado the same way again. Curious? read the article: