Why Organic Matters?

There is a continuing debate regarding whether organic produce differs from conventional produce.  Some corporations deeply invested in the conventional methods (chemicals vs natural) spend a lot of money trying to convince the public and our legislators, that their product is beneficial, not harmful, and just as good as the organic. Based on common sense, research, and other countries’ findings….our “conventional methods of producing vegetables, fruits and farm animals” are not always overly healthly or beneficial and are not adequate substitutes for organic products.

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The Secret to Weight Loss & Great Health – The Lymphatic System

  • The lymphatic system is how our body gets rid of toxins, excess fluids and such…our own internal drainage system.  When it is clogged or sluggish we gain weigh, retain water, bloat, suffer energy loss, have less healthy looking skin/hair, and increase our chances of inflammation.  Why?  When the lymphatic system is slowed, sluggish or clogged, it means the drain isn’t working properly so whatever needs to be draining out of our body isn’t or isn’t at the rate it should which results in build-up of cellular toxins and other toxins that can leak and cause inflammation. 

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Debunking Negatives about Juice Cleanses

 

Many people have opinions about Juice Cleanses.  Most of the negative comments can be summed up as follows:  its too extreme, there are too many sugars, there isn’t any fiber, your body naturally detoxes, do you really get all the nutrients, and  it’s just another fad!  I’d like to address these comments as I’ve heard them myself from doctors, friends, family, customers, and articles I’ve read.

  1. Too Extreme – 

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What’s The Real Story on Nut Milk

Is nutmilk healthier for you?  That really depends on what is in the nut milk.  

Most commercially produced nutmilks (cashew, almond) have very little nuts in them.  In fact, lawsuits have been filed in the past due to the miniscual amount of nuts (> 3%).  Further, many nut milks have additives so the “nut milk” looks and tastes like the cow version.  So what else is in the nut milk?  Sugar, unfiltered water,

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Closing Father’s Day Weekend June 16-17th Enjoy the Day!

We will be closing the weekend of June 16-17 so our employees can honor their Fathers  (as we did for Mothers)

Origins of Father’s Day:

The History of Father’s Day in the United States. … According to some accounts, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19, 1910. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honoring and celebrating her father while listening to a Mother’s Daysermon at church in 1909.

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Benefits of Rosemary (Brain Function)

In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory.  Rosemary is a Perennial herb with evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers.  Its name is derived from Latin “dew of the sea”.  It is Mediterranean in origin, but the plant is  hardy in colder climates and is used in cooking as well.

Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom found that,8-cineole, a main chemical in rosemary oil is linked with brain performance.

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Benefits of Matcha Tea (Green Tea Powder)

Matcha is green tea or more specifically, a powdered green tea, more concentrated than the tea leaf version.  For the last few weeks of the growing cycle, the tea is grown without direct sunlight.  This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production, a great detoxifier (heavy metals, chemical toxins).  It is harvested & steamed quickly to prevent oxidation (retain color, prevent loss of antioxidants).  The leaves are dried & made into a powder.  Matcha has been consumed for centuries in the Asian culture but has found popularity in the West more recently due to claimed health benefits. 

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Benefits of Detoxing

How to help your body Detox. #1 Hydrate with clean water & natural liquids. So clean water means not stored in plastic in a hot area, reverse osmosis is great (Jacob’s well) in a glass bottle (can order online) or good home water filter. Your body can’t get rid of toxins without adequate water….drink at least 64 oz or 1/2 your body weight…add lemon for more benefit.

How to Detox #2. Get enough fiber.

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Benefits of Fresh Pineapple

Great Benefits of Fresh Pineapple

Immune system support – Pineapple contains half recommended daily vitamin C a water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage, may reduce the risk of macular degeneration & plays an essential role in creating collagen.
Bone strength – Pineapple contains @75% of the daily-recommended value of manganese, essential for developing strong bones and connective tissue.
Digestion –  Pineapple contains significant amounts of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein,

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