Health and Nutrition

Reishi Mushroom: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

Reishi mushroom has been recognized as a medicinal mushroom for over 4,000 years and is considered a very powerful adaptogen. Traditionally used for longevity, reishi mushroom has been known as “The Mushroom of Immortality”. It is also commonly referred to as “The Spirit Mushroom”, for its ability to calm the mind, relax the nervous system,…

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Holy Basil: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

For thousands of years, holy basil has been used in recipes to reduce stress, boost immunity, promote better sleep, and enhance overall health and well-being. I first discovered holy basil (also known as tulsi) at the same time I also found ashwagandha, both are ingredients in an ashwagandha tulsi tea that I tried. I discussed…

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Ashwagandha: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

Ashwagandha is one of the most important and revered herbs of Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, due to its amazing health benefits. If you’re wondering what ashwagandha is good for and what it does, you’re in the right place! As we continue the World of Adaptogens Series with this article, I will…

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Gerson Therapy Juice Recipes

For many years, juicing has been used as a treatment by people with cancer, and some even claim that their cancer has been cured by consuming fresh, raw juice. In this article,  I not only share the Gerson Therapy juice recipes, but also what I’ve learned about juicing on the Gerson Therapy Diet. A few…

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Chaga Mushroom: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

King of Medicinal Mushrooms Chaga is an extraordinary functional mushroom that grows primarily on birch trees and has been used since the 12th century for its medicinal compounds. It is well known for its antimicrobial, antiviral, and antitumor activity.1,2  I’m really excited to share what I’ve discovered about this “King of Medicinal Mushrooms” with the…

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Introduction to Adaptogens

Welcome to the World of Adaptogens! Adaptogens. It’s a term we have been hearing a lot lately, but what does it really mean? And what does it have to do with juice and smoothies? If these are some of the questions you have (and even if they’re not), you’re in for a real treat! Join…

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Is Beet Juice the Next Major Juicing Trend?

A few years ago, my friend Nori Ko (owner of sunshine juice in Tokyo) informed me that he knows a long distance runner that consumes 1 liter of beet juice per day for 5 days before a race. Since then, I’ve heard of other athletes consuming beet juice as part of their nutritional plan as…

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9 Must-Read Juicing Books in 2020

One of the great things about juicing is that there are HUNDREDS of useful resources to guide you on your juicing journey. In addition to the plethora of online resources (like our blog), there are handfuls of great books and publications that you can benefit from. Not only are books timeless, but they’re also filled…

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How to Do a Juice Cleanse

There is a lot of information out there about how to do a juice cleanse (or juice fast), but I want to take the opportunity to share what I have learned from my experiences. I was introduced to juicing by my parents when I was a kid and have been juice cleansing sporadically over the…

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5 Health Benefits of Juicing

Juicing isn’t just a new fad for young adults. Believe it or not, juicing has been around for hundreds of years. This is for good reason, because there are many health benefits of juicing. With the busy lives that we all live, it’s hard to keep track of the fresh fruits and vegetables that we’re…

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How to Juice Fast Safely: 9 Tips for Success

Juice fasts have been around for years, but we’ve recently seen an increase in juice detox diets on social media, in documentaries, books and more. If you’re considering a juice fast yourself, read on. Here’s what we’re covering in this article: What Can Juice Fasts Do for You? People Who Should Avoid Juice Fasting 9…

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What is Cold-Pressed Juice, Really?

“What is cold-pressed juice? And why is it so much better than other types of juices?” Since you’re reading this article, it’s a safe bet that either you or your juice business customers have asked these questions. Making cold-pressed juice is a simple and fascinating process that creates a nutrient-dense, delicious, healthy juice. These attributes…

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