Whole foods in a capsule. This is my personal solution to striving for more energy and better health.
I discovered Juice Plus after having some skin cancers removed, and feeling extremely lethargic. I was picking up my son from his friend’s house, and the mother of that family said “what’s wrong with you?” I said, “I should be fine but I am really just feeling dead. I have no energy, I don’t know”. She literally took me in her house, handed my some home picked kale and carrots from her personal garden and then gave me some Orchard and Vineyard capsules. I went home and took them. 2 each, and on the third day I was actually feeling better than I had felt in a long time! I thought it might just be in my head since I was really at a low before I started to take them so maybe I was just getting back to normal. But I kept taking them anyway…. And I noticed a few things.
As a VPK teacher in the Public School, I am exposed to MANY children on a daily basis. My own 4 kids are often involved in school activities and sports, and they bring all those germs home. I have never been in the best of health and since elementary school I have had strep throat EVERY year, sometimes more than once, and I have kept upper repertory/ sinus infections regularly. This is often inconvenient as the antibiotics then mess up my stomach, and as soon as I complete the prescription I get the next virus. Fever, maybe stomach upset… something, ALWAYS SOMETHING. Often being sick or just fighting a virus was keeping my from the quality things I planned or wanted to do. I knew I’d be tired. I expected I’d have allergies. I was used to the cycle. I was also taking allergy medication every day since I was 16.
Well – I noticed that from the time I started talking the Juice Plus until Christmas break, I hadn’t gotten sick. This was amazing. Then I noticed I hadn’t even had a head ache. Then I realized, “when is the last time I had a night sweat?” So when I was getting near the end of the supply I was gifted, I started to take them less hoping to save some back for an emergency. But what happened next? I ran out. I got sick.
I decided to order a subscription – not for myself but because my then 12 year old, Darrien was also sick. He’d been out 3 X this school year, and that was unusual for him. He was a never miss a day all year kind of guy with a strong healthy immune system. So when he started getting sick I took notice. And once he ran the antibiotics, he needed more, than had the upset stomachs, and we couldn’t get back to normal. Juice Plus offers a Free Child Study – and in addition to one adult subscription, a child can sign up for free. Who doesn’t need 10 veggies and 10 fruits in their lives? So I signed up for HIM. Let me state again, I would have (foolishly and sadly) never committed to the cost for myself – I looked at it as I was paying for his and getting mine for free.
And quickly, he gained some energy and strength. And quickly, as I started taking it – my energy increased. My ski improved. My knee stopped aching. It is AMAZING at what happens when your body begins to balance itself because of having proper nutrition.
So this is how my story began. I later added the berries because I wanted to see what added benefits I’d get, and had heard people report not needing allergy medication once they started taking the berry. I was doubtful (always the skeptic) but thought I’d try. Slowly, after the first bottle I started to just take an allergy pill every other day. Then every few days. Then once a week. Then when I ran out of my allergy pills I just didn’t buy a new bottle. Please understand, for me this was HUGE. The cost of adding the berry just replaced what I was already paying for my allergy medication – so that was a wash, but for me to not have teary drippy eyes, and runny nose, and sinus congestion was AMAZING. And I did not think it was possible. So Yes – I STRONGLY recommend if you are suffering from not having enough energy or not getting enough healthy foods into your body, you try Juice Plus. There are so many studies and so much research that link nutrition to improved longevity.
AND my son, who had been sick, and wouldn’t eat a vegetable – slowly started to try some veggies (besides corn) because Like attracts like. His body recognized those foods now where as before, it seemed foreign to him. I always say – I have never been as old or as healthy as I am right now. I hear so many people say as you get older you expect to suffer. I feel the opposite. I’ve gotten older and wiser and thankfully I have a product up my sleeve that supports the life I want to live.
I’d been paying $100.00 a month for the supplements I was taking. Liquid B, buffered magnesium, Ester C, and a good mix of D, calcium and black pepper. I was still deficient in vitamin D and was not absorbing the supplements despite all the good quality vitamins I was buying. I was still low in energy and health. This is because your body can not recognize the specific vitamin in isolation. They were not bio-available. Eating food grown in good soil is the best way to get nutrition in your body – the source of where those vitamins come from – and I am a go to the source kind of girl. So Juice Plus works for me and my family 100%.