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Prioritizing Our Health

I remember when I was a child, we were driving home and I saw a beautiful new car parked in a driveway to a very run down home that needed a lot of love.  I asked my dad, “Why do they have a super nice car but their house is falling apart?”  He told me, “Everyone has different priorities and you can see their priorities by how they spend their time and money.”  

I’ve always remembered that example, so a reminder for you parents out there, your words and wisdom matter to your children even though you may not see it.  I was raised in a home where health was a priority and I’m forever grateful for the time, effort, and choices that were made by my parents.  

Juice Plus came into my life when I was only one year old.  My mom and I were living in Atlanta, GA at the time and I was always sick with ear or sinus infections while my mom was suffering with undiagnosed fibromyalgia.  She could hardly get out of bed most days let alone take care of a sick toddler.  My mom got on her knees and prayed for an answer to our health and was asking God for direction on what to do.  

About a month later a friend told her about Juice Plus and shared some videos with her via VHS tape and it clicked that this was the answer to her prayer.  She immediately ordered and within 6-8 weeks of adding in Juice Plus and changing some eating habits, I was completely well and my mom’s pain from her fibromyalgia diminished greatly. I’ve taken Juice Plus ever since. As an adult I have now been consistently taking Juice Plus for almost 28 years and have only taken antibiotics 4 times in my life.  I pray this gives you hope!

You might be wondering what in the world Juice Plus actually is.  I always get asked, “Is it a juice that I drink?”  Nope!  It’s 33 concentrated non-gmo raw fruits, veggies, berries, and gluten free grains that are in capsules or gummies for you and your family to help bridge the gap between what you eat and what we need from food.  Kids and young adults also have the opportunity to get gummies or capsules for free which is a huge blessing! 


I’m a little bit of a nerd so I like some of the science components of health and why Juice Plus is such a great solution, but I promise to keep it simple!  


Have you heard the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”?  Nowadays it would take more like 20 apples a day.  The soil we grow our produce in has been re-used so many times for crops that the soil’s nutrients needed to grow nutrient dense produce are not as high as they used to be.  If you ate one cup of spinach in 1954, the amount of iron you would receive is comparable to eating 60 cups of spinach today.  Everyone knows fruits and veggies are good for them, but we need more of them than ever before!  

For those of you that love science more than me, you can go to my website and read all the double blind placebo studies that have been done on Juice Plus with subjects like cardiovascular health, supporting the immune system, healthy lung function, or healthy skin and gums for example.

In addition to taking the capsules, I drink my Juice Plus complete shake everyday for breakfast. It is a true meal replacement with complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and the glycemic index of a handful of broccoli. I also take the plant based (no fishy burps) full spectrum omegas from Juice Plus. I even got my husband to take it and he loves the shakes! It gives me so much peace of mind knowing he’s getting all that great stuff in his body!  

I want to leave you with this encouragement.  My Pastor has taught me very well about diligence.  Diligence is doing little things for a long time until it makes a big difference.  Drinking water instead of a soft drink, changing one thing with your diet at a time, adding in Mama Merrill’s and/or Juice Plus, or getting out and moving your body for even 15 minutes a day may seem small at first, but it all makes a huge difference when done diligently.  

We only have one life to live and we all have a purpose.  Whether that’s being mom or dad, CEO, student, assistant, Pastor or name your profession, we all have a purpose and calling and if we don’t have our health we can’t be available to God in the way that he needs us to be.  Juice Plus was the answer for my family and was the accelerator for us and our health and it just may be for you too. 

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