Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spice Up Your Life

by Dreama Vance

It has turned cold and gray and rainy where we are in Colorado. When the weather turns cold, cooling raw foods lose their appeal. The last thing I want in the morning is a cold smoothie!

There is hope, however, for those of us still aspiring to increase our raw food intake. It comes in the form of additions to our fresh juices and at the top of the list is fresh ginger. I rediscovered this spice last year at this time and I have been adding it to my green juices and my carrot-based juices for over a year now.

Using fresh ginger warms you all the way through your body and keeps you warm long after the juice is gone. It has amazing health benefits which you can research yourself.

In the last Juice Cleanse event with Jason Vale, we started each day with a Ginger Shot. Just before you start to juice your regular juice, juice half an apple and half an inch (1 cm+) of fresh ginger root. You can pour this into a shot glass and drink it in one swallow, but I like to just drink mine normally. As you get used to ginger, you can add more. If you are timid, you can start out with less ginger. This is a great wake-up in the morning. It is particularly good to replace caffeine. It also gets you started until your normal juice is ready!

Here is another one of Jason Vale’s recipes from a previous cleanse, Lemon/Ginger Zinger. Juice 2 carrots, 2 sweet apples, 1-inch (2.5 cm) of lemon (with peel if organic,) and a quarter-inch of fresh ginger root. I like to add about an inch of ginger. It’s delicious.

My last recipe is a green juice and an adaptation of Lou Corona’s Lemon Ginger Blast. Juice 2 sweet apples (such as Fuji or Gala,) 4 sticks of celery, 1 cucumber, some greens such as Swiss chard, kale, or spinach, 1 lemon (with peel if organic,) 1 inch of ginger root, 1 inch of jalapeno pepper. This is spicy hot and delicious. If you aren’t accustomed to heat, start with less ginger and jalapeno. I like the fresh jalapeno pepper much better than dry cayenne powder. This juice is a power house. Once you have the basic recipe down, then you can add and subtract to it or swap out your greens. You can add dandelion, fennel, and mint or cilantro or parsley. Each ingredient has its own healing properties.

You may never do a complete cleanse and you may never do a juice fast or a water fast. However, if you juice everyday, with your own fresh juice or fresh juice from a juice bar, you will start on a path of good health.

Green juices don’t have to taste yucky. Two sweet apples make just about any green juice palatable. For hardier fare, carrot juice combinations work well.

If you start your day with fresh juice, when the stomach is empty, the juice is quickly absorbed right into your system. You will begin to alkalize and hydrate your body. You will begin to nourish your body with easily accessible nutrients. It is one of the best ways to take charge of your health.

Jay Kordich, a Master of Juice Therapy recommends 32 ounces (equal to one liter or one US quart) of fresh juice a day. I like to get mine done first thing in the morning so I am finished for the day; otherwise, one excuse after another gets in the way. You will be surprised at how nourishing, filling, and long-lasting those 32 ounces of juice are.

If you haven’t made daily juicing one of your steps on the journey of good health, I hope you will be inspired to start!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Cleanse and Purify

by Dreama Vance

One of the arts we are taught from spiritual wisdom teachings is the practice of cleansing and fasting.

We have just finished the Juice Challenge with Jason Vale and I hope you joined in with us! A juice fast is a great way to reset your thought processes, repattern your behaviors, and restart your good intentions.

Any cleanse awakens newness within you. Insights begin to come to you. Awareness is revealed about food and your choices. Realizations that were hidden are suddenly right there in your mind if you pay attention and take a few minutes to reflect and allow Spirit to reveal itself.

Is it any wonder we are told to cleanse and fast? I am amazed that this is not more specifically addressed by today’s spiritual teachers.

I love NEW. I love the feel of fresh, clean sheets on the bed. I love the energy of a just-cleaned house. I love the beginning of a month and use that as a time to start new projects. I am a seeker; I love learning new things. I love beginnings. If you can relate to any of these ideas, then you can understand the value of a cleanse. It is about renewal.

There are many ways to cleanse the body. Juice fasting is just one of them and is a fairly general, overall aid in assisting the body. There are, however, many other resources available and specific cleanses for the different body systems.

Cleansing is probably the most important thing you can do for your health.

The Young Living Essential Oils company has wonderful products that support cleansing the body and I would like to talk about how to start with one of their products that is a specific cleansing protocol called Cleansing Trio. It is incredibly easy to do.

If you are like my husband who swears he will never do a juice fast, then this is for you! If my husband can do it, anyone can. It is that simple and easy.

First, did you know there is an order to follow in cleansing the body systems? Many people have heard of a liver cleanse or a gallbladder cleanse. However, you don’t want to do any of those until you have first done a colon cleanse. The colon is the main avenue of exit for removal of toxins from the body. You don’t want to be cleansing the liver of toxins and have a colon that is not functioning up to par!

In Chinese Medicine, we clean the colon in the Fall, which allows us to prepare for the spring time cleaning of the liver, when we naturally gravitate to those wonderful bitter greens such as dandelion. Your body has a rhythm that follows Nature. Chinese Medicine and the Five Element Theory is the a study of this connection. It has been studied and practiced for thousands of years, with a focus on longevity and good health.

You can start your colon cleanse with Young Living’s Cleansing Trio.

The Cleansing Trio is a kit that contains three products: Comfortone, ICP, and Essentialzyme, all packaged together and priced lower than the sum of each product sold individually.

The primary reason this cleanse is so easy to do is that it is self-monitoring. Another reason it is so easy is because you don’t have to change your diet! I did this cleanse last year over the holidays and during a house move!

White flour products and most dairy products are the culprits in creating the paste that lines the colon and starts creating problems. The more you eliminate these and the more you increase “real food” – actual fruits and vegetables – the better and happier your digestive system will be. If you have never done a cleanse, now is the time to start!

The secret to keeping this cleanse comfortable is drinking at least two quarts (two liters) of water a day, preferably three quarts. This is key. It may sound like a lot, but it is quite manageable.

Using Young Living products is one of the ways I take care of my family. This company is about empowering you to take control of your health. Taking action is the first step.

The deeper you cleanse and the cleaner your food, the more you open the channels of communication to the inner you, allowing greater intuition, insight, and clarity to express into your conscious awareness.

Your body is beautiful and amazing. Love and care for it. It is the only one you get in this circle of life.

If you already are a Young Living member, just sign in and order the Cleansing Trio (Item no. 3115) at:

If you are not a Young Living member, JOIN! I always recommend the Premium Starter Kit with Home Diffuser. It includes the Premium Essential Oils Collection. This is a US$300 value that you can get for $160 and it is a great way to get started. It includes a diffuser and eleven different essential oils that you can use for so many normal everyday needs. You can add the Cleansing Trio (item no. 3115) to your order.

If you don’t want the Premium Starter Kit, you can still become a member by buying the Basic Starter Kit for $40 (US). This basically gives you membership and allows you to purchase at wholesale pricing. (You can also purchase the Cleansing Trio retail; it is completely up to you.) You can add the Cleansing Trio (item no. 3115) to your order. To sign up as a new Member, go to:

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