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California Green Juice

A classic, simple, delicious green juice! 

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Yield = 2 Servings 

1 bunch Kale
1/2 bunch celery
1 bunch spinach
1 cucumber peeled
2 green apples- un seeded
1 1/2 inch ginger

Shared with us today from California!

Juicing cures and alleviates TONS of symptoms and medical conditions. Fall and winter, the seasons of the cold and flu, are the best times to remember to juice to keep your immune system boosted an nutrient rich.

Feeling stuff? Sniffles? Feel a cold coming on? Grab or make a large fresh juice. I’d recommend doing this for 3 days until you know the sickness is out of you and your symptoms are gone.


So many choices! 

There are many options and debates regarding juicers, brands and effectiveness; don’t let the choices overwhelm you! The worst mistake you can make is simply not making the leap and starting your new juicing routine.

“What Juicer Do You Use”

Jack LaLanne’s Ultimate Power Juicer is what we use. It’s not the absolute best on the market, but we love it!

Just Starting to Juice? Find something that you know you can return in case you aren’t happy with the performance of the juicer. We bought our juicer at Costco, which gave us some security knowing that if we didn’t like it they have a stellar return policy. Costco: Jack LaLanne’s Ultimate Power Juicer


What is YOUR favorite juicer?

Many people land on this blog who are already a part of the juicing community. What are your favorite juicers? Tell us in the comments below!

Here are a few reviews on Juicers to get you started!  Best Juicer Reviews

Beet Juice for Blood Pressure



“High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).” – Source “High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease”

As you may have read in The Story or heard me talk directly to you about it, juicing a beet was the first step to my dad’s dramatic recovery.


We decided to put the theory to the test and we cut a beet in half and juiced it.. easy!

BUT… We were careful and wanting to eliminate medications, so more specifically, here’s what we did:

                 STEP 1:  Check Blood Pressure.  (BP was high)

                 STEP 2: Clean and cut an organic beet in half.

                 STEP 3: Juice the beet into a glass about the size of a shot glass.

                 STEP 4: Wait 20 minutes. Check Blood Pressure. (BP was normal)

                 STEP 5: Wait 30 minutes. Check Blood Pressure

                 STEP 6: Wait 2 hours. Check Blood Pressure…

For one full day we continuously checked the blood pressure every hour or two. In our instance, it remained normal and he went to sleep with no blood pressure medications and a less swollen foot (from the edema). Giving him the medications would have caused his blood pressure to decrease too drastically, so it was obvious we could not give him the blood pressure medications that were prescribed. After about the 3rd day and as the healing progressed we were confident enough to check the blood pressure only a couple times a day.

After the 30 days he no longer needed to take the Beet Juice Shots. He simply had healed.

Obviously, I can’t say this will work for everyone, but this was our experience and it was extremely effective!!

Below are various articles that lead me to try this powerful remedy.


Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure:

“It turns out that the organic form of nitrate found in beet juice is the key to its blood pressure lowering benefits. “

Drinking a Small Dose of Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure:  HuffingtonPost UK

“It was found that 100g dose of beetroot juice caused a significant lowering of blood pressure in the short-term (0 – 4 hrs) and longer term (0 – 13 hrs).”

How to Juice a Beet: Livestrong

“Serve immediately for optimal freshness and nutritional content. Beet juice will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.”

Beet Juice to Lower Blood Pressure: Livestrong

“High blood pressure is often called the silent disease, since no symptoms appear until blood pressure is dangerously high…”

Beet Juice Side effects: 

Note that the side effects are rare and typically harmless. I would suggest comparing to the potential side effects of blood pressure medication.

We were warned against juicing by several doctors. Doctors the prescribed multiple medications that caused severe side effects. Doctors are trained to treat symptoms with medication and are not educated on natural remedies.

The Jolly Green Remedy

The Jolly Green Remedy

 The Jolly Green Remedy 

This is an extra large recipe for two or to store for later! Approx. 30 oz.

A one glass concoction will go a long way toward:

  • detoxifying and alkalinizing the body
  • boosting the immune system
  • fighting off cancer
  • purifying the blood
  • reducing high cholesterol
  • and more..

It’s a total win from taste to vitamin boost!

Watch This – “Food Matters”

Food Matters The first documentary that motivated us to start juicing and thinking about what we were putting in our bodies was Food Matters”. This documentary really helped us get a new mindset about food.  A lot of it is common sense and a lot of it we ignore. This Documentary puts things back into perspective and we highly recommend it for anyone starting out on a health journey!

The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective and economical, less harmful and invasive than conventional medical treatments. – Review by GaiamTV Watch the full movie for free below! 

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My Dads Survival through Juicing

This is a story about how a daughter began to question her Father’s Doctors, Specialists and the medical industry. It’s also a story about how those questions led to the unexpected juicing journey that saved his life.

Read More Here: The Story