Have you ever got a phone call, email or text message from a friend, or maybe an old friend you haven’t heard from in years, that said, “Hey! I just want to tell you about this new thing.” And you think to yourself, “Oh, no, what are they selling?” I know, I’ve gotten those phone calls, emails and texts, too. Sometimes, what they are selling is good. Sometimes I have no use for it, but I at least try to give them the time to share it with me because most of the time they are moms trying to make a little extra money without having to leave their babies. I can relate to this idea. I went to work when my oldest was three so I could help out a little financially. I missed out on a lot of my kids’ younger years and their growing up years in the name of taking care of my family. I made my choices, some days I wish I had known a little better way.
The point is, I have a really hard time calling people, emailing people, and texting people to tell them about Juice Plus. I don’t want to be annoying, I don’t want to engage people in conversations that they are only being tolerant to involve themselves in. The problem is, that I really do believe in Juice Plus. I believe it really can make a difference in so many people’s lives if they were willing to try it, but the question is, how do you talk to people about something when there is already so much out there. I picture walls going up the minute I even think about talking about it. I really do understand, though, sometimes my walls go up, too.
So, I decided to write a post sharing my heart with you.
My dad passed away in 2013 and if you still have your parents you will only understand the impact when you lose one. If you have already lost one or both of your parents you will understand what I am about to say. When my dad died, my whole world turned upside down, or maybe it started turning right side up. I won’t go into a lot of details, but on the outside my life looked pretty good, but on the inside I was broken and desperate. After dad died, I decided my life was going to change. I needed to find a purpose other than proving I was as good as a man, or that I was worth something in general, or proving I could be a success in a “man’s world”. So, I started back then praying and asking God, “Isn’t there more to life than THIS?”
In September of 2015, God answered my prayer. I learned about Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and I decided to pursue a career as a health coach. Starting in October, I took classes until February of 2016 and received my certification. I was so excited. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and now I had finally learned how to actually BE HEALTHY instead of skinny. I know when you look at me you are probably thinking, “She struggles with her weight?” Most of my family and friends who have known me my whole life know that I have never been fat. Well, unless you count when I was pregnant with my first son, I kind of let myself eat whatever I wanted for the first time in a lot of years. When I say I struggled with my weight I mean I struggled with my perception of my body. I had anorexia, so when I looked in the mirror I saw fat, no matter how thin I was. I believed that thin meant healthy, but I also had a very distorted view of my self so no matter how I looked, it was never good enough. Starting my health coaching journey with Dr. Sears, talking with my very good friend and counselor, and starting to go to zumba all started reforming the way I looked at myself.
During this whole process, I learned about Juice Plus. Dr. Sears recommended it and it is the only supplement he takes. He is in his 70’s and he is not on any medication at all. He has recovered from colon cancer and he is a very well known pediatrician in California as well as all over the United States. One of the main things Dr. Sears taught me is that we need to consume nine to twelve servings of fruits & vegetables every day, and there needs to be a wide variety at that. A serving size is the size of your own fist, by the way. As an anorexic, the thought of eating my fist sized anything was ridiculous, and to think of doing it nine times a day was just not even a possibility. So when I learned about Juice Plus, I loved the idea! I really got it for my youngest son Isaac, he doesn’t eat ANY vegetables, and isn’t really interested in trying them. Well, that was before he started taking Juice Plus, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I signed up for the Child Health Study right away, because the idea of getting my fruits and vegetables so easy and getting some into Isaac was a perfect idea for me.
With the child health study, whoever signs you up for it partners with you to get your child’s Juice Plus free. You pay for your Juice Plus, and we take care of your child’s. What other company offers that? (I believe so much in Juice Plus that I am willing to share in the expense for you to get your child started.) So I signed up right away. We started taking Juice Plus in April of 2016. My friend, Sarah, who signed me up said that it could take up to 4 months to notice any difference at all. That’s why with Juice Plus an order consists of a 4 month supply. It takes time to get your body back to what it should be. I noticed a difference within a couple of weeks. Now remember, I was thin, and I was already working out a little; walking, biking, kayaking a little here and there. I was already eating healthy. I had quit diet drinks several years ago, and I haven’t drank a regular drink since I was in high school. I eat vegetables, and low fat meats, and I don’t eat a lot of bread, but I wasn’t getting anywhere near the 9-12 fruits and vegetables every day. So, the first thing I noticed was that my headaches were gone. After starting my health coach studies I had already started cutting out many of the artificial ingredients & preservatives I had been consuming and was already starting to feel better. I had suffered from scitica pain, joint pain and headaches for many years. I have not taken ibuprofen or tylenol in close to a year now. I have had to take medicine for migraines maybe three times since I started taking Juice Plus. If I didn’t get any other relief at all, that would be worth the $71 a month alone. Not only that, but Isaac has become more aware of the things he is eating and he’s even agreed to start trying vegetables to see if his tastes are changing. Normally in the fall his allergies are so bad he can barely breathe and he normally ends up missing school and using his inhaler continually. So far this fall, his inhaler use has been minimal and I don’t think he’s even taking his allergy medicine at all. Also, in the process of Isaac and I starting on Juice Plus, my husband and my oldest son have decided to start taking it, too! These may not seem like big deals to some, but to me they’re huge.
There are so many other benefits to taking Juice Plus. The thing is, when God created us, he created us to heal ourselves. In the Garden of Eden we were given every green thing to eat, and I believe our bodies were pretty much indestructible. After the fall, of course things changed, but I don’t think God intended for them to change quite as much as they have. I know that God told Peter that all things are clean now, and I believe he meant people (both genders, all races) as well as animals, trust me I’m not a vegetarian….yet. 🙂 I also have seen and heard so many people talk about their stories of healing and good health after starting to take better care of their bodies. We have allowed ourselves to start eating things that I don’t believe God ever intended us to eat. There are so many chemicals in our diets that are causing so many diseases.
I’m not going to tell you that taking Juice Plus can change your life, that is for you to decide. I can’t tell you that Juice Plus can cure diseases. It’s not a miracle cure, or a magic pill, but it is whole food….it is fruits and vegetables, 30+ of them, and a huge variety. It is really easy to take and very inexpensive, especially if you are juicing right now. It is just like juicing except without the mess, without the grocery store trip trying to figure out which fruits and vegetables are organic, or what will taste good. I’ve wasted a lot of juice, because the combination just didn’t taste good. I can tell you that many people, including people with cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, psoriasis, eczema, high blood pressure, anxiety, asthma, auto-immune disorders, ibs, ADHD, autism, and so many other disorders and diseases have shared their stories of how Juice Plus has helped them in so many ways. Some stories are of remission, some are of complete healing, and others are stories of just improving their quality of life while dealing with a certain issue. There are so many people around the world that have been helped just by adding the RIGHT foods into their diet, by flooding their bodies every day with fruits and vegetables, just like God created us to do.
I know this has been long, and I hope you have made it this far. I don’t want to be annoying, and I don’t want people to run when they see me coming, but I have something very valuable to share. I know this is not the same as sharing the Good News of Jesus, but I hope you will allow me to make a comparison. When I found out that God loves me no matter what, even after I accepted Jesus into my life, and that Grace is for ME, I wanted to share it with everyone. I think people got tired of hearing me talk about it. But I was excited! This was really good news for me! I am so excited about Juice Plus, because we need our spirit rescued and redeemed, but we also need our bodies redeemed. I believe I can make a difference in so many people’s lives by sharing what I have learned about health and specifically Juice Plus, and I want to share it with everyone I know! I see so many people posting about how someone else they know has been diagnosed with cancer, or some other disease or they have something wrong that no one can figure out. I want so bad to send them an email and tell them about Juice Plus, but I worry that they will think I am just being an opportunist. That is not the case, I really truly want to help and I believe that Juice Plus can help!
I refuse to be a pest, and I will not try to sell you something that you don’t want, but I do want to share the information with you.
If you want to know more about Juice Plus or how to make some changes specifically in relation to your health and eating habits, please feel free to email me at lifestylemuse.net, send me a message on facebook or twitter or check out my websites. I really want to make a difference in lives that will last a lifetime!