April 16, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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What’s All the Hype About Smoothies and Juicing?

I am so excited about how healthy I feel and how beautiful my skin looks as I convert over to a diet high in fruits and vegetables. I want to share the love! I could easily forget to add fruits and vegetables to my diet and lean towards chocolate, breads, pastas, scones, and crackers, however, a cancer diagnosis was my wake up call to change my diet.  Allow me to share some of the physical improvements occurring in my body because I juice and drink smoothies.

Proof is in the results, so for me, drinking smoothies is like an IV packed full of rich, beneficial vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. This nourishment gives me the feeling of little warriors boosting my immune system, little repairmen maintaining the upkeep of my body, and makeup artists improving my skin tone. The beauty of this complex system is my body is efficiently performing all these tasks on its own—now that I am giving my body the tools she needs.

DSCN0606Three years ago, I found out I had cataracts forming in my eyes. I have assisted in hundreds of cataract surgeries, and the average age of our patients were in their 70’s and 80’s. This revelation surprised me, since I was only 51-years old and did not have an outdoor occupation.

My niece Stephanie was studying naturopathic medicine, and recommended that I watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and Gerson Therapy documentaries. Seeing people in the documentaries reverse their disease by the selection of foods they consumed inspired me. Since I am a prove it to me kind of girl, I gathered the information and formed a routine that worked into my schedule. I started making a large smoothie once a day, five days a week. I took supplements that my doctors recommended, and I made an effort to incorporate as many plant-based foods into the majority of my meals.

At my last eye exam, my doctor told me my eyes are as clear as glass. He asked me if I was doing anything different or changed my diet. I smiled, and said, “yes.” He asked me if I was eating more greens. My smile widened with a nod. He then proceeded to tell me the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, found in dark green vegetables, help prevent cataracts. You can check it out on the American Optometric Association website. I reversed the formation of cataracts with my diet—no more cataracts.

IMG_0114For over a year now, every time I have an appointment at the cancer center, my oncologist is surprised by how good and healthy I look. My doctor always tells me at each visit, “Keep doing what your doing.” This is so exciting to physically see my body heal itself based on the foods I eat. The bonus is how vibrant and healthy my complexion looks at 54-years old. Now that I routinely eat a diet high in plant-based foods, surprisingly, my body craves fruits, vegetables, and my smoothies too.

It thrills my heart to hear testimonies of friends and family that are drinking fruit and vegetable smoothies and juices, and the positive impact it is having on their health.

Here are some of the praises from others: Less upset stomach, digestion functions better, less constipation, no viruses during cold and flu season, stronger immune systems, stable blood sugars, and clearer complexions. No expensive pills, just the consumption of fruits and vegetables in a concentrated form.

We still have to follow our doctor’s prescriptions, but we gain a huge advantage to our health and improve our chances of reversing disease by giving our body the nourishing tools it needs to heal itself.

If you want a smoothie recipe packed with nutrients, along with the grocery list, please click on this link: Quick & Easy – Bursting With Nourishment – Smoothie. The grocery list contains an approximate cost compared to the approximate cost of one $20,000.00+ chemo treatment. The investment to your health for prevention and improvement is worth every penny!

DSCN0610Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He is the one that will keep you on track. Don’t assume you know it all. Run to God!…Then your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life.

Proverbs 3:5-8 Message Bible

Blessings to your health!

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