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Health and Wellness: Health Benefits of Juicing

23 Nov

Jennifer Nicole Lee

Juicing fresh, organic fruits and vegetables is one of the most health promoting practices in the world. A regular juicing habit has been shown to increase antioxidants, energy, vitality, clarity, detoxification, digestive health and immune strength.

Fresh fruit and vegetable juices contain high levels of antioxidants which promote longevity. Antioxidants are a type of nutrient that slow down the process of cellular death and improve the process of cellular renewal.

In simple terms, that means it helps you live longer and feel better while you’re here. Antioxidants are highly concentrated in foods that are bright red, orange, green, blue, and purple. This promotes wrinkle free skin, strong joints, better vision, heart health, and a wide variety of other benefits.

A regular juice nutrition habit is known to increase energy, vitality, and brain activity. Freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juices are loaded with enzymes. Enzymes break foods down into components your body uses to build bone, flesh, and cartilage.

Everything your body does, it does because enzymes are there to make it happen. Your cells produce ATP, adenosine tri-phosphate, which is pure metabolic energy. This ATP is the fuel your body uses to do everything you do. Enzymes turn foods into nutrients, nutrients build cells, and these cells produce energy.

The increased nutritional content of fresh juices also enriches the blood flowing into your lungs. The blood then has improved oxygen content which is carried to all the cells of the body, including the brain. The better the quality of blood that reaches the brain, the better the brain can do its job. The end result is increased clarity, concentration abilities and energy levels.

Detoxification is another one of the health benefits of juicing. Your body is detoxifiying all the time.

Even as you read this, your liver is cleansing your blood. Your digestive system is clearing waste material left after all the good stuff has been utilized, being swept along by insoluble fiber. Old skin cells are being shed while new ones take their place.

Fresh fruit and vegetables can help this process by providing an abundant source of nutrients your body uses to cleanse, particularly chlorophyll. Chlorophyll from wheat grass juice, barley grass juice, lettuces, broccoli, kale, collards, and other green veggies assists the body in the detoxification process.

In order to get the full health benefits of juicing, include lots of fresh green vegetables. In addition to drinking the juices, be sure to eat plenty of whole fruits and vegetables. The fiber in the whole fruits and vegetables will help with the detoxification process by cleansing the intestines.

Better elimination and digestive health can also be accomplished through drinking fresh juices from a good juicer. Elimination is vitally important to get rid of all the nasty toxins from industrial waste and other man made chemicals. Juicing can be used with fasting to give your digestive tract a break from constantly digesting. This allows the natural cleansing mechanisms in your body to do deeper cleaning.

Extra chlorophyll from juicing leafy green vegetables is helpful as is the extra vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids like beta carotene). The carotenoids nourish the lining of the intestines and promote a better environment for beneficial flora to thrive.

This provides the additional benefit of stopping the accumulation of bad bacteria. Once again, in order to get the full health benefits of juicing, it is best to partner the drinking of fresh juices with eating whole fruits and vegetables. As good as juicing is, you still need lots of fiber.

The final benefit of juicing I want to cover is faster healing. Healing is a general word used to describe the process of cellular repair. Your body is the only thing on the planet which will heal you. Other things, like herbs and fresh juices, help your body accomplish this.

All the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables are the raw materials your body uses for this process. Using a juicer to extract these nutrients increases the amount normally available and provides them in a form your body can use with little or no energy expenditure. In simple terms, that means they are easily digested and utilized by the body.

The result is faster healing of all the tissues in the body, including skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, cells, and even DNA. There is literally not a single cell in your body that cannot be healed. Juices from fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs can help with all of it.

In conclusion, there are many wonderful health benefits of juicing. A good quality juice extractor can literally change your life for the better. Reading juicer reviews is a great way to get an idea of which juicer will be right for your juicing needs. If you would like to see for yourself, do some research, read some juicer reviews, and get yourself a good juicer. Then enjoy playing around with the endless combinations of healthy juices you can make in your own home. You’ll feel health and vitality surging into your life.

Summary: You can pretty much buy a juicer at any store in your local neighborhood. It will allow you the convience of making your own juices.

Once you get used to your juicer it will become more of a healthier lifestyle for you, and your family member’s and will provide a nice source of well being and health to your life.

Nothing more lovely then waking up in the morning to a nice fresh glass of juice made from your juicer. By passing all that sugar and processing that a lot of our grocery store juices are made from. Allowing your body the health benefit’s that natural juice provides.

You can make any flavor from vegetables right down to your very own fruits.

Your getting that direct source of vitamins and nutrients that our bodies truly need to provide overall health and wellness.

I can’t say how much I absolutely love drinking homemade juice and how much more energy it provides me throughout my day!

Dare to stay healthy with a nice glass of cold home squeezed juice from out of your very own kitchen.

If your like me and health places great importance to working out daily. Start weeding out the bad drinks and wheeling in the drink’s that will provides you health and wellness and a lifetime of good health!

Losing A Loved One: Coping With Death Of A Loved One

4 Nov

Everyone has to deal with the death of a loved one at various times throughout life. It is one of the conditions that is commonly faced without training or education.

The loss of a loved one is made especially difficult to confront because we live in a death denying culture. Here are 10 things you can do as part of your journey through grief that have worked for others through the years and they can work for you.

1. Find someone you trust to talk about how the death is affecting you. Don’t keep your feelings to yourself and increase the stress you are already under.

2. Be willing to listen and be open to others who have experienced similar losses and how they have dealt with them. Choose those ideas that you feel are appropriate for your use and let the rest go. Much can be learned from others who have been there and done that.

3. Practice taking your attention off your sadness and focusing on a diversion like a pleasant memory of your loved one, gratitude for all that you still have, or any topic of interest. In changing your attention it will help if you walk to another room or perform some other physical task. Switching attention is a critical life-long skill to develop.

4. Allow yourself to express your emotions. Crying is a normal human response to loss. It has a purpose: helping you cope with loss through emotional and physical release. If you can’t cry, write, paint, or draw what you are feeling.

5. Begin your new routines. With the absence of your loved one, you will have new tasks to fulfill. It’s a new life. Perhaps grocery shopping, caring for your home, car, or apartment, maybe even eating at a different time, will be different. Establishing these new routines early on is important in your grief work.

6. Trust mystery and the unseen. Many so called coincidences and synchronicities, and in some cases, special helping dreams and visions may occur. Look for them. Ask for them. They will come. They are normal. I tell every client I work with that there is nothing wrong with praying for a sign that your loved one is okay.

7. Take a daily stress break. For at least 20 minutes each day, find a quiet place, recline, and put your feet up to rest. Listen to music or the sounds of nature.

8. Discover and grieve your associated losses. For every major loss there are usually a number of secondary losses. They could be financial or have to do with meaning, transportation, companionship, dreams of the future, sex, social interaction and more, all of which are now altered. Some secondary losses will not occur for years (a graduation, anniversary, etc.). Determine these losses, talk about them, and grieve them.

9. Start looking for ways to help others even as you grieve. This ancient piece of wisdom is well founded because by seeking to give of your time and treasure to others you are taking the focus off of yourself. Your love will heal and be returned.

10. Replenish your spiritual beliefs. Many mourners find comfort in prayer and being alone in nature to speak with their creator. Nature is great therapy and thinking of your faith and values in a beautiful setting can bring comfort, new awareness, and solace. It has long been known that the more you focus on a particular thing you create more of it. Create new insights from your spiritual beliefs and how you will allow them a more prominent place in your recovery process.

We all experienced a loss at one point in our lives. Sharing my personal experience of what it was like to lose the greatest thing on earth on a important day as the birth of my son! His birthday!

I share with you my personal experience. How I coped during the most difficult time of my life. Losing my father David G. Hackett to lung cancer.

I truly believe like I said in my video, that our love one’s are in a better place. Living free, happy and at peace.

Thank you for watching my video.  I leave you knowing that your loved one is happy.

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