My big sister, who is always two steps ahead of me, posted this video to her Facebook account today. We were far too excited about this – a sad indication of how little we get out, but this little trick will buy us at least four and a half minutes :)
What this teacher is accomplishing is remarkable! Not only is his class growing the food for their own school cafeteria, they are altruistically feeding the homeless and the elderly. His class attendance has gone from 43% to 90%! THAT IS A BIG DEAL! The future is bright.
Here is a little excerpt from Chris’ article in the link above:
“If I had continued to define health only as “the absence of disease,” what would my life have been like? A constant experience of disappointment, “not enough,” frustration, and failure.
But as my definition of health expanded and became more inclusive, new possibilities opened up. I was able to find ways to experience joy, pleasure, meaning, and ultimately, health—even in the midst of physical pain and discomfort. What’s more, the reframing of my definition of health didn’t just lead to more happiness, it ended up improving my physical health as well.”
– Chris Kresser
Those of us with toddlers know that pasta is often a go-to dinner and sadly a staple for many, but this sweet little recipe may take some of the guilt out of all of the empty carbs it is served on :) I love that the ladies at Super Healthy Kids recommend soba noodles made from buckwheat which, despite it’s name, is actually not related to wheat at all. Buckwheat is not even a grain, it is a pseudo-cereal super seed (say that 10 times fast) and not only is it gluten-free, it is very high in manganese and has loads of fiber.
Kudos to anyone who can get their kiddos to eat vegetable noodles – a sauce like this might just do the trick!
What is Juice Plus?
Juice Plus is not a vitamin. Juice Plus is ground and cool dried whole plants (fruits [including berries] and vegetables) in capsules with the water and some of the sugars removed.
How it Works
You take 3 capsules of JP in the morning (1 orchard blend, 1 vegetable blend and 1 vineyard/berry blend) and repeat in the evening. The label recommends it be taken with food, but I frequently take it on an empty stomach and personally have had no issues like I do with multi-vitamins. Juice Plus is not a vitamin, it is whole food nutrition, but you may want to follow the directions on the labels to start.
How it is Made
The fruits and vegetables used in Juice Plus are ripened on the vines as opposed to grocery store produce that is picked before ripe and then transported only to sit on a shelf for up to a week, by which it continuously looses nutrients. Read about how fruits and vegetables loose nutritional value here.
The plants in Juice Plus (the entire plant is used for max nutritional value, btw) are ground and cool dried at very low temperatures in facilities on the same farm on which they are grown to ensure nutrients stay intact and are not lost in time and transit.
Juice Plus plants are non-gmo and are not sprayed with pesticides or herbicides, each batch is tested for toxins. So consuming Juice Plus is the next best thing to eating local and organic foods.
My Experience with Juice Plus
First and foremost, how I feel: loads of energy, less anxiety, clearer thoughts, greatly decreased cravings and improved digestion. Exterior physical changes: weight loss, less bloating and hugely improved complexion. These noticeable changes on the outside are always indicative of the work it is doing on the inside. I have been pleasantly surprised at how much more energy I have then I used to when I am not getting a full nights sleep. I am able to wake up earlier and feeling refreshed without having to repeat “5 more minutes” several times before rolling out of bed – this buys me time and that may be one of the biggest value plays of it all! It also does wonders for hangovers (I have a very social work life and yes, I sometimes surpass my 2 glass “limit”) this is very helpful.
I can’t recall ever having had any life changing, or even largely noticeable changes as a result of taking vitamins in the past. I did however convince myself that they must be working in order to justify of all of the money I was investing. This is the first time I have ever REALLY felt substantial improvements. Did I mention that Juice Plus is not a vitamin?
How to get Kid’s Orders for Free – Children’s Health Study
Juice Plus makes capsule and chewables for children as well. With an adult order you can get your child’s Juice Plus for free for up to 4 years. Read about the ongoing Children Study here.
The Juice Plus capsules are a great way to increase your energy levels and reduce cravings, I lost close to 10 lbs in under 2 months on the capsules alone, but some people need that extra boost to kick start the weight loss. You visit my page to find out about Transform 30 if you are interested in cleansing and boosting weight loss in an all natural way.
Do you have to Commit?
One of the great things about this company is the return policy. Anyone can do a trial. Juice Plus products are 100% refundable. You can return opened products within 30 days and unopened products within 90 days. They obviously do not get many returns, or this policy probably would not be in place :) The company will go as far as to email you a paid shipping label, when the product arrives at the facility your charges will be reversed. That speaks loads to me, the skeptic that I am probably wouldn’t have tried it if his weren’t the case and I am so glad I did! Everybody can do a trial and not commit.
I have been taking Juice Plus for a month and a half now. I like to try new things for at least 30 days before I do a complete review, HOWEVER I did notice changes in both myself and my son after just a few days. My husband also saw noticeable changes in us and now he is taking it too! I am 100% on board with this product and the clinical research and published medical and scientific journals affirms it efficacy.
The benefits of Juice Plus are becoming increasingly evident to me and my family, this is something that we will take forever. I feel that I may just have found a golden ticket to health and vitality and that is my responsibility to share it.
If you would like more information on how to get started, please send me a message and I will gladly help you out!
Here is a great little iphone app. (hopefully android soon too) if you are trying to cut-down sugar in your diet.
So we have all pinned and instagram’d a million workouts that we are never going to do, right?
Why? Because it requires us to make those extra steps of looking it up and planning it out and we all know that even the smallest inconvenience can be an excuse to kibosh our intended workout.
The Power 20 Method has a list of intense 20 minutes workout apps that target specific areas or workout types. Here is a list of what they are offering (most are free btw):
Meditation and Sleep Aid
No thinking or planning involved. These apps do everything, aside from the physical act, for you. This includes timing your sets and rests. You just press the button and go for 20 minutes. The exercises are shown on a digitized video, so you can keep pace. All you need is your phone and a mat.
My workouts have to be pretty much a click away or something else will easily distract me and I will either put it off, or just not do it all together.
I wanted to share this, as I have found this app. to be the most user friendly and straight forward of any I have tried to date (I am totally dating this app) It has helped me kick start my routine again.
Shameless Selfie to follow!