Vitality 5800 Juicer

Vitality 5800 Juicer

NEW JUICER – BEST JUICER I’VE USED!!

There’s a new juicer on the market that I’ve been using every day. The Namawell Vitality 5800.

I never thought I would fall in love with a masticating juicer….but I have.

Here’s what I like about it:

The Namawell Vitality 5800
  • Juice lasts longer; can store at least 48 hr.  It doesn’t oxidize quickly like juice made from a centrifugal juicer
  • You get significantly more juice than with a centrifugal juicer. 
  • It offers a very dry pulp. With my centrifugal juicer, a lot of pulp was leftover
  • Preserves more vitamins and enzymes because of the pressing and slow action
  • Makes juice taste better
  • Quiet machine
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Inflammation and Immune Response

Inflammation and Immune Response

Inflammation Interferes with the Body’s Immune Response

According to Sarah Varney who writes for Kaiser Health News: “A healthy immune system turns inflammation on and off as needed, calling on white blood cells and sending out proteins to fight infection. Blood tests show that obese people and people with related metabolic risk factors such as high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar levels experience a state of chronic mild inflammation; the inflammation turns on and stays on.” Although scientists are still researching its causes, it seems chronic inflammation interferes with the body’s immune response.

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The New Word on Zinc and Vitamin D3

The New Word on Zinc and Vitamin D3

Zinc and Vitamin D3 Can Keep You From Contracting Covid

Did you see the show this week on Fox News with the doctor who said if you take zinc and vitamin D3, you stand a good chance of not getting Covid?

I found some new information on zinc that I think is important as we head into cold and flu season.

  • Researchers from Spain found that people with lower blood levels of zinc who were admitted to hospital with Covid-19 tended to fare worse than those with healthier levels
  • A laboratory study in 2010 showed that zinc inhibited the activity and replication of another coronavirus, SARS-CoV which caused an outbreak in 2002
  • Theoretically, taking zinc during the early stages of COVID-19 may reduce symptoms of severity and the duration of the illness, but this has not been proven
  • Zinc has been shown to reduce the duration of the common cold
  • Zinc supplements should not be taken at too high a dose or for long periods as they can cause toxicity. It is not water-soluble and can build up in your body. I recommend 15 mg.

Zinc is an essential mineral that our body cannot make itself. This means we have to obtain it from our diet or supplements. Ginger is a good source of zinc, which is great added to your juice recipes.

Zinc has many important roles in our body, for example:

  • It is responsible for the activity of more than 300 different enzymes in our body
  • It is vital for our immune system function including maintaining the integrity of our skin and for cells mediating immunity such as neutrophils and killer cells. Studies have shown people who are deficient in zinc are more susceptible to infection
  • It is required for protein and DNA synthesis
  • It is important for wound healing
  • Supports normal growth and development during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy
  • Ensures the proper functioning of our senses (taste and smell). A deficiency causes loss of taste and smell.

(https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/zinc-protect-you-covid-19-boost-immune-system-3535446/)

Vitamin D3

University of Chicago Medicine researchers led by Dr, David Meltzer, the university’s chief of hospital medicine, found a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and risk of developing COVID-19.

  • More than 40 percent of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D requires exposure to sunlight to activate in the body, a unique characteristic of vitamin D3.
  • A recent meta-analysis of 40 research studies found that daily, long-term doses of vitamin D seemed to protect against acute respiratory infections. Other studies also have found associations between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 susceptibility.

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Probiotics & Your Gut Health

Probiotics & Your Gut Health

Boost Your Hormone and Gut Health!

Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates (fiber) that induce the growth of beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) in the gut. In the gastrointestinal tract prebiotics can feed probiotics. Prebiotics are typically Inulin fibers that are not digested in your small intestine; therefore, they make it into your colon where they serve as food for the probiotics.

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Superfoods: Hype or Reality?

Superfoods: Hype or Reality?

Which are the TOP Contenders?

Have you ever wondered why certain foods are called “superfoods” and if they really are better than other foods? Research shows that some foods truly are super healthy and stand out above the rest when it comes to health and healing. The Macmillan Dictionary defines “superfood” as “a food that is considered to be very good for your health and that may even help some medical conditions.”

Here are two top contenders:

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The Case for Zinc

The Case for Zinc

For COVID-19 or just a cold or the flu…

With zinc in the news and part of President Trump’s COVID-19 treatment, it’s good to review why it’s important to take zinc before you ever get sick. Zinc plays an important role in improving communication between cells in the immune system. It also improves your immune response by boosting the activity of macrophage and natural killer cells,” adds Dr. Passler. In short, natural killer cells (NK cells) bind to virus-infected cells and tumor cells to kill them off. Consuming zinc gives these cells a boost, helping them to fight off viruses, as well as other serious illnesses.1

So whether it’s the prevention of COVID-19 or just a cold or the flu, zinc is important for the immune system.

Zinc Controls the Immune System

If the immune system can’t stop a virus from replicating, it goes into overdrive and ramps up inflammation, especially in the lungs. This is what causes viral pneumonia. One of the fierce reactions with Covid-19 is an over-reactive immune response causing severe respiratory infection. A study from Ohio State University shows that zinc “helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly.”2

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Raw Food Pizza

Raw Food Pizza

Here is the RECIPE!!!

We serve this yummy pizza on the first night of our Raw Food & Juice Retreat. It’s always a big hit. Last Saturday I served this pizza at our Saturday lunch and prayer event. Since posting pictures of my pizza, I’ve had numerous requests for the recipe. Well…here you go!

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