Burt Juices Manhattan: By CHI Canadian Correspondant Burt Serfaty

New York, the city that never sleeps sure did a number on me. For the past two days I’ve been trekking around Manhattan visiting every organic juice bar on the island.

 

I call it research and development for my own upcoming organic juice bar in Toronto. Why re-invent the wheel? If it’s selling in New York it must be hot. So I asked around.

My first stop was Juice Press, all organic juices, smoothies and some raw food and snacks. At 70 east 1st St. I found this location had the right vibe. Of course the unusually warm and sunny weather sure helped get everyone dancing in the streets. So me being a typical guy, I went over to a group of stunning models to get their thoughts. I asked my first question and they all stood up to answer. This is a problem for me. I’m 5′ 6″. After asking them politely to have a seat they told me they love raw juices and smoothies because it keeps their energy up and their flat bellies full without having to eat a large meal. Then I found out there is a modelling agency in the neighborhood. I opted for the Frozone, a delicious smoothie made from coconut water, acai berry, banana, strawberry, raw cacao powder, bee pollen and a pinch of sea salt. All 17 ounces for $8.

My next stop was Organic Avenue on Sullivan St. in Soho. I was still full from the Frozone but I had to make some room for the Veggie Vibrance. Made from carrot, celery, cucumber, beet, spinach, swiss chard, lemon, ginger and parsley. I enjoyed this drink straight from the glass returnable bottle. I did find the taste of ginger overpowered the other ingredients, but then again I’m not the biggest fan of ginger.

On my second day I again started out at the Juice Press new location on Mott St. I had the Pico de Gallo, literally translated from spanish to mean chicken beak! Let me tell you it was awesome. Mesculen greens, a whole avocado filled with homemade salsa, vegan jalepeno cashew cheese, raw beets and sprouts but what made this salad work for me was the dressing.

The rest of the day I visited some family run juice bars that offered a mix of juices and food and some pretty odd choices. For example a sign read “Fresh organic vegetable juice 10% off with any choice of hamburger or chicken entree.”  You figure that one out. My day ended at another Organic Avenue location on 116 Suffolk in the lower east side. My choice this time was the “Creamy Orange Love Smoothie,” made with orange juice, coconut meat, lucuma powder, coconut sugar, vanilla, tumeric, Irish moss, Himalayan salt and stevia. A bit sweet for me but very tasty.

Tomorrow my last day in Manahattan its the Juicy Lucy Juice Bar and One Lucky Duck, with those names they’re a must visit. Oh, another reason why I love the Juice Press and Organic Avenue is all their food, juices and smoothies are certified Kosher. Sacred juice, you just can’t go wrong!

Day 3 – Greens & Apples – Juice January 3, 2012

 

Greens & Apples

 Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 collard greens leaves
  • 2 kale leaves
  • handful of spinach
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 – 3 Granny Smith Apples

Directions:

  1. Juice all ingredients in a juicer.
  2. Pour into a shaker with ice and mix well. Enjoy!

Health Tip: Eat your greens! This is such a yummy way to do it.  According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract.  Kale, of course, is another super green. The World’s Healthiest Foods reports kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. These types include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale play a primary role in achieving these risk-lowering benefits.

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

Wishing you the best day ever,

Bobby, interns, volunteers and staff of CHI

Day 1 – Carrot Celery Clean Sweep Juice – January 1, 2012

This is day 1 of our 3-7-10 day juice fast -feast.  Everyone can benefit from drinking at least one glass of healthy juice a day.  It’s my hope each of you will want to drink more than one glass of juice to help you cleanse, rebuild and strengthen your bodies after the holiday season.  If you are growing wheatgrass, or sprouts you can always juice them with any of the CHI recipes, in-fact we encourage you to do so.  You have permission to repost or send these juice recipes anywhere you like, just make sure; you give CHI and the author credit.  We love all of you and pray 2012 will be a rawmazing year!

Carrot Celery Clean Sweep


Makes 1 large or two small glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 celery stick
  • 11 oz of carrots
  • 5 oz green grapes
  • several large sprigs of parsley
  • celery and/or carrot stick to serve as garnish

Directions:

  1. Using a sharp knife, roughly chop the celery and carrots. Push Half of the celery, carrots and grapes through a juicer, then add the parsley sprigs. Add the remaining celery, carrots and grapes in the same way and juice until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour into one or two glasses and serve with celery and/or carrot stick stirrers for garnish.

Health Tip: This juice is so packed with goodness, you can almost feel it cleansing and detoxing your body. As well as valuable vitamins, the carrots and grapes provide plenty of natural sweetness, which blends perfectly with the mild pepperiness of the celery and fresh scent of parsley. Drink this juice on a regular basis to give your system a thorough clean-out. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

Wishing you the best day ever,

Bobby, interns, volunteers and staff of CHI

 

The Healing Power Of Juice

 

Since the founding of Creative Health Institute, we have had more than 19,000 guests who have regained their health with raw living foods and raw living juices. We invite you to visit our website and find out more about our institute and how you can recover your health and happiness.

The following recoveries via juice  fasting have been reported:

  1.  1.  Juice fasting recovery from arthritis in knees and spine, neuritis in legs, emphysema – in less than three weeks walking without a cane.
  2. Juice fasting recovery from: angina, chronic low back pain, high blood pressure – several large fatty tumors – ten days of fasting.
  3. Juice fasting recovery from: high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, chronic headaches – blood pressure went from 160/100 to 135/80 – headaches disappeared.
  4. Juice fasting recovery from: asthma – 3 weeks of fasting – breathing was dramatically improved – vitality and strength greatly increased.
  5. Juice fasting recovery from: chronic bronchitis, chronic tonsilitis, high blood pressure – reduced 12 pounds – no cough, no mucus, no breathing discomfort.
  6. Juice fasting recovery from: arthritis, overweight, psoriasis – fast of 28 days – reduced 25 pounds and looked younger.

H.E. Kirschner, M.D., writes about the following of his own cases in Live Food Juices:

  1. Raw juice fasting recovery: 64 year old man with cancer, vegetable juices.
  2. Raw Juice fasting recovery: 30 year-old woman – jaundice and arthritis.
  3. Raw juice diet/fasting recovery: 70-year-old woman – cancer of the abdomen.
  4. Raw juice fasting recovery: 2-year old boy with convulsions.
  5. Raw juice fasting recovery: woman – pyo-nephrosis and kidney pain.
  6. Raw juice fasting recovery: Two babies with leukemia.
  7. Juice diet/fasting recovery: 77-year-old man – neuralgia of facial nerve, pain, diabetes, blindness.
  8. Juice fasting recovery: 54-year old man with constipation, hemorrhoids, pain, papilloma, bladder tumors, worms.
  9. Raw juice fasting recovery: man with heart attack, pain, arthritis, neuritis, bursitis, crippled fingers, prostrate problem.
  10. Raw juice fasting recovery: 67-year-old woman with arthritis.

Arnold deVries wrote about these historical raw food therapy cases in his 1952 book:

  1. Raw diet and juice fasting: Johanna Brandt – raw grape diet – cures from cancer – constipation, rheumatism, catarrh, gallstones, eczema, jaundice, malaria, hemorrhages – mental disturbances – muscular system.
  2. Raw cabbage juice fasting: Dr. Garnett Chaney at Stanford University – 63 ulcer patients – pronounced healing – recovery was complete within three weeks or less. – important aid to normal elimination -improves general health.
  3. Raw foods therapy: German T. L. Birnberg treated diarrhea in children with raw, grated apple – completely successful results in 88 per cent of all cases – abdominal pain – normal stools – reduction of fever within 48 hours – disappearance of mucus in 60 hours.
  4. Raw foods and juice fasting – improve the intelligence quotients and mental attitudes of backward children – In Germany, Dr. Lottner reported an experiment in which 33 children – raw breakfasts – better work in dictation, arithmetic, letter and drawing tests – less restless – better concentration.
  5. Raw diet and some juice fasting: Pottenger Sanitarium in California – “the highest grade of raw milk, raw meat, raw vegetables and fruit products obtainable” – defective facial growth has been improved.
  6. Raw diet and some juice fasting: “Jungborn” a health resort – Germany – Adolph Just – raw foods – inflammatory rheumatism, consumption of the spinal cord, tuberculosis of the bones, dropsy, incipient dropsy, fistula of the rectum, cancer, nervous spasms, deafness, and various digestive ailments and sexual disorders – recoveries were often rapid as well as complete – recovery from inflammatory rheumatism in nine days, and from incipient dropsy in less than a week.
  7. Raw diet and some juice fasting: – Bircher-Benner clinic – Zurich, Switzerland – strictly raw diet – “sunlight food” – digestive diseases – resovery of one supposedly incurable patient suffering from the Herter-Heubner disease – “staggering success” – “generally brings about a complete change in obstinate cases of many chronic conditions such as stomatitis and ulcers, spine, amoebic dysentery, lambliosis and malaria, kidney troubles, jaundice, eczemas and urticaria, headaches, and schizophrenias, also in cases of varicose, thrombophlebitis and many other conditions.”
  8. Raw diet and juice fasting: First Medical Clinic of the University of Vienna – exclusive raw food diet ” – capillaries were slowly restored to a normal, vigorous condition.
  9. Raw diet w. minimal juices: “Humlegaarden” – Copenhagen – Dr. I Nolfi – exclusive raw diet – recover from all manner of diseases, including cancer, sterility, obesity, diabetes, heart debilitation, high blood pressure, rheumatism, epilepsy, asthma, and many others. In some cases even grey hair darkens in color.
  10. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Dr. K. Eimer, of the University Medical Clinic at Marburg-Lahn – raw diet – renal or cardiac oedema or the oedema of obesity – diseases of the circulatory system – high blood pressure and diabetes – blood was improved – refractive index of the serum increased.
  11. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Dr. Joseph Evers in Germany – 600 cases of multiple sclerosis – 42 per cent of all patients showed improvement or complete recovery.
  12. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Munich, the German physicians, Friedrich and Peters – raw diet – severe cases of liver cirrhosis, with ascites – successful.
  13. Raw diet w. minimal juices: D. C. Hare, J. F Kinderheilk, W Heupe, I. Kanai, and M. Kuratsune. Dr. Hare, of the Royal Free Hospital in England – exclusive raw diet – arthritic patients – avitaminosis, nephritis, diabetes, and chronic constipation – cardiac disease – diarrhea – heart and kidney diseases – obesity and diabetes – Other diseases, which had failed to yield to conventional medical care, responded favorably to the raw diet – associated with no adverse side-effects.

Wishing all our friends the best of health and happiness…

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

How Much Weight Will I Lose On A Creative Health Institute Juice Fast?

Juice Fasting Free's Your Spirit

The main benefit offered by a juice fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds on a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his/her life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The juice fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul.

Our guests who complete a 3- 30 day juice fast tell us they start dressing better, showing more confidence, become more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace.

We have designed Creative Health Institutes, three day weight loss juice fast to speed up our guests metabolism enabling them to safely loose an average of three pounds the first day, and two pounds on the second and third day for a an average loss of seven pounds of toxins in three days.

Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the juice fast continues, the average loss will be one pound-per-day. The slower your metabolism is the slower the weight loss.

Focus on the being happy and healthy…
During the days you are juice fasting try to stay focused on the joy and peace you are experiencing and the healthy actions you are taking to improve your life, rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Keep in mind water retention can vary your weight five pounds, so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to juice fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the juice fasting process is designed to bring about a steady reduction of toxic fat cells, replacing them with healthy cells. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body and that moment by moment, cell by cell you are creating a new healthy body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing and rebuilding.

Wishing you the best life ever!
Robert (Bobby) Morgan
Health Education Director
Creative Health Institute – Union City Michigan – 866.426.1213

CHI REJUVELAC©

 

CHI REJUVELAC©

 

Serves Four

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  1 gallon glass jar/lid, strainer, wooden spoon

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quinoa

1 gallon filtered water

DIRECTIONS:

 

1.            Soak one cup of quinoa in a jar for 2 hours for every gallon of Rejuvelac you will be making.

2.            Place a screen tightly over the opening of the jar, securing with a rubber band.

3.            Drain the liquid from the jar.

4.            Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and drain the water out.

5.            Lay the jar on its side, raising the back of the jar 2 – 3 inches, so any excess water can drain out.  Make sure that air can get in through the screen.

6.            Cover the jar with a towel, and the quinoa will sprout overnight.  You can tell when it is ready to grind when the tails are as long as the seeds.  The ¼ cup you began with should now have reached about 1 cup.

7.            Grind one cup of the sprouted seeds in a blender with a little filtered water.

8.            Pour the ground mixture into a clean, sterilized 1 gallon glass jar and fill with filtered water.

9.            Place the lid back on the jar, but do not tighten.  Cover the jar with a towel, and let stand at room temperature (approximately 68° – 78°).  You will be stirring the Rejuvelac every day until it’s ready.

10.       Prior to stirring the first time, remove the ground grains floating at the top.

11.       Stir twice a day with a wooden spoon.

12.       The Rejuvelac is ready when it smells like fresh baking bread, the mixture is tart, and has a mild lemony taste.

13.       Filter the Rejuvelac by pouring it through a strainer and into another jar.

Fermentation is a function of time and temperature.  Rejuvelac may be ready in as little as one or two days during the summer.  It may be kept in the refrigerator for a several days.

 Sending you love and blessings,

Bobby Morgan

Director and Chef

Creative Healh Institute

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 30

Given our great LOVE affair with WHEATGRASS, we’re wrapping up this 30 Days of Juice! feature with a delicious beverage we know our kindred spirits will enjoy…

The Wheatgrass Juice Martini!

Makes two glasses

Ingredients:

  • 6 Ounces Apple Juice
  • 2 Ounces Lemon Juice
  • ½ Ounce Ginger Juice
  • 2 Ounces Wheatgrass Juice
  • Sparkling Mineral Water

Directions:

  1. You will juice your fruit separately using about 4 apples, 1 lemon, 3 inches of  ginger and two cups of wheatgrass. If you do not have a juicer that’s appropriate for wheatgrass, you can blend it with a few ounces of purified water in a high-speed blender and strain the blended mixture through a seed and nut bag to remove the pulp.
  2. Mix juices together and add sparkling mineral water to taste.
  3. Pour into martini glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: The best thing about wheatgrass juice  is that it contains 70% chlorophyll – the pure sunlight energy plant enzyme, which helps oxygenate the body and is also proven to decrease activity of cancer-causing agents – there is a strong link between wheatgrass and cancer prevention. In fact, it’s so nutritious that an ounce of it is equal to 2 ½ pounds of vegetables.

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 29

 

 

Wheatgrass Orange Juice

Makes one tall glass

Ingredients:

  • Two cups freshly cut wheatgrass
  • Four oranges
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Juice oranges through a citrus juicer
  2. Juice wheatgrass through a wheatgrass juicer. Or, if you do not have a wheatgrass juicer, put wheatgrass with 1/2 cup of purified water in a high-speed blender. Liquify. Pour into a nut and seed milk bag and strain.
  3. Pour orange juice into tall glass.
  4. Top with wheatgrass juice.
  5. Plunk a few ice cubes in the glass for a pretty look.
  6. Enjoy your liquid sunshine!

Health Tip: Drink wheatgrass daily for energy, nutrition, cleansing and body building! Wheatgrass juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance. It is a whole meal and complete protein  and it is very high in enzymes and chlorophyll. It contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important body builder. The chlorophyll molecule closely resembles that of the hemin molecule, the pigment that combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as its central atom, and hemin contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects. It builds the blood. Wheatgrass juice has been proven to build red blood cells quickly after ingestion. It normalizes high blood pressure and stimulates healthy tissue cell growth.


Thirty Days of Juice! Day 28

Berry Medley

Makes two to four tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • Cold purified water and ice to taste

Directions:

  1. Rinse fruit
  2. Push fruit through the juicer
  3. Stir in water to taste
  4. Pour over ice and garnish with a strawberry wedge

Health Tip: All berries are a great source of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and ellagic acid, all of which have been associated with anti-cancer and anti-heart disease benefits.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 27

Potassium Juice

Makes 2 medium glasses

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley

Directions:

  1. Rinse vegetables well
  2. Run all ingredients through a juicer
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: Drink your potassium! It helps your muscles and nerves function properly, helps lower your risk of high blood pressure and helps to maintain the proper electrolyte and acid-base balance in your body. Excellent sources of potassium include chard, crimini mushrooms, and spinach.

 


 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 26

Joy Juice

Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 3 hard pears
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 sweet potato

Directions:

  1. Scoop seeds out of melon and slice into sections.
  2. Remove stem from rinsed pear and slice it.
  3. Rinse and slice sweet potato.
  4. Feed all ingredients into the juicer.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of melon and enjoy!

Health Tip: Drink cantaloupe juice for a great source of Vitamin A — especially if you or someone you love is a smoker or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke. Making vitamin A-rich foods, such as cantaloupe, part of your healthy way of eating may save your life, suggests research conducted at Kansas State University.

While studying the relationship between vitamin A, lung inflammation, and emphysema, Richard Baybutt, associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State, made a surprising discovery: a common carcinogen in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene, induces vitamin A deficiency.

Baybutt’s earlier research had shown that animals fed a vitamin A-deficient diet developed emphysema. His latest animal studies indicate that not only does the benzo(a)pyrene in cigarette smoke cause vitamin A deficiency, but that a diet rich in vitamin A can help counter this effect, thus greatly reducing emphysema.

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 25

Ginger/Lemon Cleanse

Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1-inch slice Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Fresh Lemon
  • 6 Carrots with tops
  • Apple
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Stem apples
  2. Run all ingredients except water through the juicer
  3. Add cold water to taste
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: Carrots are legendary for promoting healthy vision and also known for promoting healthy lungs, colons and hearts. When selecting carrots,  roots should be firm, smooth, relatively straight and bright in color. The deeper the orange-color, the more beta-carotene is present in the carrot. Avoid carrots that are excessively cracked or forked as well as those that are limp or rubbery.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 24

Ginger Ale Juice

Makes 1 tall glass

Ingredients:

  • handful of grapes
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • ½ inch fresh ginger (less if you find the taste too strong)
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 lemon
  • purified water to taste

Directions:

  1. Feed all ingredients except water through a juicer
  2. Dilute with water to preferred consistency.
  3. Pour into tall glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with wedge of lemon and enjoy every sip of energy-boosting goodness!

Health Tip: Grapes provide the majority of the Cardioprotective benefits of Red wine without the risks of alcohol consumption, which, if excessive can lead to accidents, liver problems, higher blood pressure, heart arrhythmias-and alcoholism

 

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 19

Cran-Apple Juice

Makes 1 large or 2 small glasses

  • 2 apples
  • 1 1/4 cups of cranberries
  • 1 tsp Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash and  slice the  apples and wash the cranberries
  2. Feed fruit  through juicer
  3. Stir in Stevia and cinnamon
  4. Add 1/4 cup cold water if desired
  5. Garnish with an apple wedge; serve over ice and enjoy!
Health Tip: This  is a great tonic for your bladder and kidneys.  It is able to assist as a toxic build-up remover, removal of purines, uric acid, urea in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder. This juice is a great defense against yeast infections for women.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 13

 

Cucumber Melon Lift


Makes one large or two small glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 honeydew
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts

Directions:

  • Wash cucumbers and peel melon. Chop  into chunks.
  • Feed all ingredients through the blender.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Health Tip: The silica in cucumber is an essential component of healthy connective tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone. Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydrating—a must for glowing skin. Cucumbers are also used topically for various types of skin problems, including swelling under the eyes and sunburn. Two compounds in cucumbers, ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, prevent water retention, which may explain why cucumbers applied topically are often helpful for swollen eyes, burns and dermatitis.

Best Juice Day Ever!

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Creative Health Institute

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 12

 

Bloody Mary of the Sea

Makes 2 Large Glasses

Ingredients:

  • 6 Medium tomatoes
  • 4 Stalks of celery
  • 1 oz Spinach
  • 3 oz Bean sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp. Kelp powder
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper
  • 2 Carrots

Directions:

  1. Chop all ingredients except bean sprouts and Kelp powder.
  2. Push all ingredients except Kelp powder through a juicer and catch with a bowl.
  3. Whisk in Kelp powder.

Health Tip: Kelp is rich in essential nutrients, such as calcium, potassium and iodine. As a rich natural source of iodine -which is not found in abundance in the diet – kelp may be especially important to those with under-active thyroids (hypothyroidism). Iodine is a major component of thyroid hormone, and many people with hypothyroidism may lack sufficient amounts of this vital nutrient in their diets.


Detroit Firefighter Shares Juicy Story

 

At first Detroit Firefighter Mark Myers didn’t really think he could benefit  much from participating in a Three-Day-Juice Fast at Creative Health Institute.

He questioned how much he could learn because he’s a bit of a self-taught juicing aficionado.  In fact he’d lost 45 pounds in the juice fast he under went for the sixty days preceding his enrollment in Creative Health Institute’s Advanced Raw Chef Level 1 Certification Program that began Friday,  April 29.

He only decided to stay for the three-day juice fast that began Sunday night because he was offered a discount for participating in both programs. He figured he might as well stick around for the juice fast since he was making the trip to CHI anyway.

After losing five pounds on the first day of the fast, the Detroit Firefighter is a believer in Creative Health Institute’s methods. He thinks the fresh wheatgrass and sprouts made all the difference and helped kick his juice program into high gear.

“I was really blown away — especially because I made the really dark green juices,” Mark said. ” That first green juice  (at CHI), within 15 minutes of drinking it, I started feeling more calm and relaxed. I guess it is because it had the sprouts in it.”

Mark said he learned lots during the CHI juice fast and he would like to come back in the future for a 10-Day Detox.  But he’s not going to talk too much about it at the fire house. He said already some of the guys have given him some weird looks as they’ve seen him carrying large boxes of fresh vegetables to work.

“I probably shouldn’t have talked about it as much as I did. From now on I am going to say, ‘It seems to work for me. I don’t know, maybe it’s not for everybody.”

Mark smiled and continued his fantasy about addressing a resistant fire-fighting colleague: “Maybe you’re the one person who does better on potato chips; I don’t know.” He chuckled. “No,  I am not going to say that.”

As far as juicing as a way of losing weight goes, Mark said he wouldn’t go for any other method. He had been successful with juicing for better health and weight loss in the past. Then he fell away from his healthy eating habits and slowly gained the weight back.

What he likes about juicing, he said, is that it’s so healthy — and fast.

“I didn’t really start doing it to lose weight. I was doing it to feel better,” he said.  “I wanted to lose weight but I was doing it more as a way to cure any type of disease.”

And to his amazement, each time he undertook a lengthy juice fast, a fungus that grows on his toenail disappeared.

“There is no other diet that does that,” Mark said. “My toenail is growing normal again.”

 

Mark’s Juice Fasting Tips

(Note: Mark goes vegan and high raw during  juice fasting. He is increasing his raw-food intake.)

  • Start with a simple fruit juice in the morning — such as cantaloupe, watermelon, grapefruit or pineapple.
  • Juice lots of carrots, beets and raw green superfoods.
  • Drink Kambucha or Rejuvelac (Mark had been buying Kambucha every-other day for $4 a bottle but at CHI he learned to make Rejuvelac and he says he’ll be using more of that in the future).
  • Use Sprouts and Wheatgrass (This is something he picked up at CHI).
  • If you are undertaking a long-term juice fast, a hot tomato and vegetable soup made in the crock pot each evening can help you get through the snacking hurdle. Note: This is not advocated by CHI but it is a method that Mark found helpful to him.
  • Walk every day.

Mark’s Fire House Energizer

Makes 2 medium-sized glasses

Ingredients:

  • Carrots, 5
  • Apples, 1 small
  • Spinach, handful
  • Parsley, handful
  • Broccoli Sprouts, handful

Directions: Feed all ingredients through a juicer. Mark uses a Jack LaLanne juicer that he bought at the store for $100 but he has his eye on a Champion Juicer for future use.



 

 


 

 

 

May Juice Fast Schedule


We have several  3-Day juice fastsplanned for May. Join us for some personal spring cleaning and get ready to leap into the season feeling refreshed, healthier and thinner. The 72-hour juice fasts go from 7 p.m. the opening day to 7 p.m.the closing day and the retreat offers you a supportive atmosphere to cleanse and learn. Join Us In May  For Our Life-Changing 3-Day Juice Fast Retreats:

  • Sunday, May 1st – Wednesday, May 4th
  • Thursday, May 12th –  Sunday, May 15th
  • Monday, May 16th – Thursday May 19th

RATES:

  • $595 includes a private room and bath
  • $495 includes a semi-private room and bath.
  • Subject to availability of rooms.
  • Contact us today at 866-426-1213 or info@creativehealthinstitute.com to reserve your place.
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