Benefits of Juicing & Raw Food

Ok, you probably already know this, but sometimes it helps to hear it from someone else. If you’re following the SAD (Standard American Diet), most of the stuff you’re eating is bad for you.

The truth is, our bodies just aren’t designed to digest gobs of fatty and processed foods. Emerging research shows that as much as 60% of disease (think heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and some types of cancer—serious stuff) is linked to what we eat. Over time, fatty, processed foods accumulate in our bodies and release devastating toxins. It’s not only dangerous; it’s pretty disgusting.

The good news is that you have control over what you eat! You can choose to keep going, feeling heavy, bloated, and sick, or you can fill your body with dynamic, LIVING, hard-working fruits and vegetables—foods that work for you, not against you. At Simplicity Holistic Health we’re breaking down the latest nutritional science and mixing up delectable dishes to keep you satisfied and strong.

So why are we committed to providing LIVE & raw food and juice to our clients? Read on to get the info you need to succeed

Get the Raw Deal and become ALIVE

Life brings forth life, so it makes sense that living (LIVE) food makes living, healthy people. Dead food makes dying cells, organs (you get the point).

Many people are new to the idea of juicing, or even that food is what is causing them to feel so poorly so let’s start with the basics: food is fuel for our bodies. Food gives us energy, allows our cells to function, and keeps us chugging along.

The problem is that not all foods are created equal, and increasingly, people are fueling their bodies with processed, nutritionally deficient "foods." It's not bad enough that these foods are high in sodium, "bad" fats, and empty calories; they're also laden with so many preservatives and chemicals that it's hard to tell where the "ingredients" end and the chemical shit storm begins. Pardon our French, but that gets us a little riled up!

The Living Food Superhighway

When you consume LIVING raw food and juices filled with enzymes and bioelectricity your blood moves at - lets say 700 mph. When you eat refined, processed foods that are devoid of enzymes, the blood moves much more slowly, let's say 5mph, because the undigested proteins, fats, and starches are sticky and cause the blood to sludge or stick together. 

What would happen if the national speed limit was 5 mph?

We would start to see everything slowing down, right? In the same way that you wouldn't be able to go anywhere and efficiency would plummet, your body begins to break down under these conditions. On a cellular level, the highway becomes clogged and inefficient. It lacks the necessary nutrients and enzymes to bolster health and vitality. We become slow, lethargic, heavy, and depressed. This opens the door to illness and disease. Living this way we cannot heal, we cannot thrive; we can only exist for a certain amount of time. Sounds pretty awful, but it doesn't have to be this way. 

You have the power to change everything.

What if you could do something that would immediately and effectively open that superhighway back up? How incredible would it feel knowing you were COMPLETELY IN CHARGE and 100% able to short-circuit disease in your body?

When you consume LIVING raw food and juice, it increases the oxygen supply to all cells, which increases the nutrients to all cells, and decreases the toxins in the cells and blood. LIVE/raw food and juice allows our bodies to heal, to live, to thrive!

Sprouted seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables are designed to meet our bodies’ nutritional needs without clogging us up—these are the super foods that provide us with clean, efficient energy. LIVE food is packed with all the essentials: enzymes, bioavailable organic minerals and vitamins and phytonutrients. These foods help you fight off disease and feel energized. (Hey, if it’s been awhile since you sat through a science class, here’s a refresher course on what exactly vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients do for you!)

Here’s the trick, in order to reap these amazing benefits, we need to consume LIVE and raw foods. It turns out that turning LIVE/ raw food into cooked food minimizes all of the good stuff we need to thrive—the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients. So when it comes to fruits and vegetables, keep it simple, smarty!

That’s why at Simplicity Holistic Health we offer LIVE / raw food and juice options exclusively. So why juice?

Juice, it’s Not Just for Kids Anymore!

Now we know we need to eat LIVE / raw, but why load up on fresh juices? The short answer is, because fresh fruit and veggie juices deliver all of the nutritional benefits of raw whole foods in an easy to digest way.

Your digestive tract is a hard-working hero of your body. Anytime you eat or drink, your digestive tract goes to work breaking everything down. Some foods are harder to digest than others (they take more energy from your body to digest). When you consume some fresh fruit and vegetable juice, your body is able to easily absorb all the goodies (vitamins, minerals, and enzymes), without working too hard. LIVE juice (meaning fresh with live enzymes) allows you to get the good stuff you need while giving your digestive tract a break.

That’s exactly why juice is included in all of Simplicity’s programs and cleansing regimens (ok, I said it, I said the c-word, but I promise it’s not as scary as it sounds!). Let’s jump into the magical world of ReSetting your innate healing ability and regaining your health.…

Drink to Your Health

So here’s what we know already:

  • Live juices made from raw fruits and vegetables deliver potent, nutritious vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients.
  • It’s especially beneficial to consume raw fruits and veggies in juice form because it’s easy for your body to digest.

When you do a Simplicity ReSet program or cleanse, you consume LIVE/ raw foods & juices, soups/salads and snacks . Now what’s that going to do for you? Short answer: it’s going to help clean you out and build up those beautiful and glorious cells in your blood.

Warning: here comes the long answer...

All the processed, fatty, and artificial foods we ingest slow our gastrointestinal tracts like glue. Your metabolism slows down, and your digestive tract struggles to absorb all the nutrients your body needs. Completing a 30-day Simplicity Program will help you clear out some of those gunky bits and toxins.

When you’re on a 30-day Simplicity Program, your body is getting the full spectrum of nutrients it needs in an easily digested form. So, the digestive tract is able to remain essentially at rest. This means that all that energy you usually expend digesting solid foods is able to go to work elsewhere in the body—specifically the extra energy is transferred to the cleansing processes. During a 30-day Simplicity Program, your body is getting all of the toxin-fighting nutrients it needs AND it’s getting extra energy with which to fight those toxins—now that’s what I call a win-win situation!

And a 30-day Simplicity Program allows your body to better absorb those plentiful nutrients. Foods like fruits and vegetables have a negative ionic charge. Our bodies also have a negative ionic charge. When the body is digesting LIVE/ raw foods, the two ionic charges create an alkaline environment. An alkaline environment enhances your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. With a 30-day Simplicity Program you can boost your health and restore an ideal digestive pH balance. Whew, that was a lot, but now you’re juicing expert! So drop ACID and go with alkaline.

Why choose Simplicity Holistic Health for the 30-day Simplicity Program?

This is Personal

Maybe you’re nutrition pro—ready to jump in with both feet and teach those toxins who’s boss. Or, maybe you’re somebody who counts cherry coke as a serving of fruit (hint: it’s not). Either way, we’ve got you covered. Wherever you are on you nutritional journey, we’ll match your needs and level of intensity. We’ve got programs to suit the beginner as well as the bona fide veteran.

Taste Tested (and Approved!)

You don’t have to give up taste to get healthy (seriously, trust us!). At Simplicity our LIVE Juice Fusion and Raw Menu is satisfying and scrumptious. We’ve got LIVE foods, juices, raw food meals, vegan soups, and more! This isn’t about depriving your body; it’s about empowering your body with nutritious food. You’ll eat fulfilling meals, snacks, and even dessert.

Cut the Crap

Simplicity Holistic Health is unique because we offer so many ways for you to allow your body and mind to let go, heal and begin to rebuild your health. Eating LIVE /raw and juicing are great ways to clean your body from the inside out—they become even more effective when combined with other methods of cleansing available in our office.

  • Combine a LIVE Raw menu with closed colon hydrotherapy to literally clean the crap out of your life. You can read more about closed colon hydrotherapy therapy here.
  • Let go of toxins and tension with So Sound® Vibrational Sauna Therapy. Click here to get more info on how sweatin’ in the sauna can be seriously beneficial.

Eating and drinking LIVE/Raw is amazing, but you can only reap the full benefits of juicing and raw foods by getting down with the #2—yes, that means poop (and lots of it).

That may sound scary, but is it really better to be walking around with 15 pounds of shit inside you every single day? I mean think about it, what if you never brushed your teeth? What would your smile look like? Now just imagine your colon!

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