Benefits of Juice Fasting

Are you bogged down from the daily stress of live and overwhelmed with everything that you have to do? Do you need more energy, hours in the day, and sleep at night? Are you interested in doing internal cleansing on a cellular level to increase your metabolic rate and help lose weight? The benefits of juice fasting include reduced stress, more energy, more time in your day, better sleep at night, and a cleansing like you have never before experienced. Your immune system will function better, the mind will be more focused, your blood sugar level will be balanced, and you will have better digestion. There has been some great feedback on just completing a three day juice fast.

So how do you go about doing a juice fast? First, find as many organic fruits and vegetables that you enjoy eating. Purchase a high quality juicer or use a blender if necessary. Juice your favorite combinations of fruits and vegetables together and try to drink at least one whole gallon of juice daily. Drink it in several intervals to spread out the intake of all the fresh vitamins and minerals. Doctors have been saying that a good juice fast best enhances the immune system to prevent illness and disease. It also helps the whole body, mind, and spirit to relax and function better. Lastly, a juice fasting is preventative to keep problems from developing as a result of a weakened immune system or low metabolism.

So kick those sodas, chips, sweets, and fast foods for a while and give your body a much needed boost of all natural nutrients. Take a break from the grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning by preparing your amazing liquid meals in minutes. Do a juice fast for up to 30 days and really reap the benefits of juice fasting on your way to better health and vitality.

A Debate Over Sweetness

I would love for somebody to walk up to me and tell me it’s okay to eat tons of sugar. I don’t even care if they have a background in food science or are a doctor with a slew of patients that are somehow healthy with a diet of only candy and cookies.It could be anybody. A gas station cashier, an orthodontist, a traveling vacuum salesman (because I’m hoping that job still exists).

Tell me that sugar is good for me and I’ll just believe you. Because I love sugar (a.k.a. sweetness) in a complete and total way. I adore it. I’m obsessed with it. I’d write odes, hymns, rock ballads and maybe even rock operas about it, were I so inclined. Continue reading

Why You Should Think About Purchasing a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are an alternative to the traditional water heater. They have only been around for about a decade. A tankless water heater is designed to last about 20 years or so, while a traditional water heater is only designed to last approximately ten years. If you keep up with proper maintenance on a tankless water heater it can last even longer than 20 years. Continue reading

Sharing Values

Mary Mertz raised her hands to her face as she watched the party of 57 sit down at the long row of tables covered with white tablecloths set perfectly with china and glasses in the middle of her family’s corn field. A broad smile spread across her face.

“It’s a dream come true,” she said. “It’s what I always envisioned. Happy people in our corn field sitting down to a wonderful meal.”
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Life in the Slow Lane

I was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, but spent many years on the east coast, specifically in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park (Go Terps!).  I then worked for about ten years in Washington for various advocacy organizations.

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Not in My Back Yard

Poverty and hunger aren’t things we like to think about every day. I, and I imagine most other folks, prefer to think poverty and hunger are third world issues. Or big city issues. Or, at the very least, they don’t happen in my “back yard.”

The issue of poverty and hunger came up recently at a candidate forum I attended. An audience member asked school board candidates if they were aware of what our local school district does to help poor kids get enough to eat on the weekends.

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