Juice Plus. I’ve been on it for years. There is a TON of research behind it, and it is clean. This is one reason why it made sense to my small brain, that we should consider this as a primary supplement. The ingredient list is a FOOD LABEL, it is not an FDA ingredient list, because it is all whole food. That is an awesome place to start when looking for nutrition.
You see, years ago, we wrote a Daily Sprout entitled, “To Live Longer, Use Less Supplements”. It is buried in one of our archive binders in the front of my office (done long before we started putting them all on the web), but it is a really good piece of writing based on some studies that were published in both medical, and non-medical journals.
Basically, these studies showed that when you looked at large populations, you could find many people who were “Supplement Hogs” were causing damage to themselves. The primary reason? Not understanding the chemical impact of mixing certain compounds, at certain levels in the body. Next reason, because of the additives, preservatives, and packaging (capsulation) method of many of these products. Think about it, the movie we are showing next Thursday, Unacceptable Levels, is all about how companies can put chemicals onto the market with no requirement to prove safety. They are only held responsible if they are proven to be damaging.
Well, if I am a liquid millionaire who can fund manufacturing of a new chemical, and I can create an LLC or other company with a veil of safety, meaning that nobody can come after me personally for the corporate misgivings, then why not create a bunch of chemicals, throw them on the market, make some cash, and if we mess up… well, sink the company and walk away with what I made? It’s how it is done when the risk is high.
Natural Flavors are added to many products, and can be the major issue.
The definition of natural flavor under the Code of Federal Regulations is: “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional” (21CFR101.22).
I include this definition of “Natural” flavor so you can fully understand that there is absolutely NO limit to what is a natural flavor. Plant or animal, and you can distill it (make it stronger), you can use an enzymatic process to alter it, you can ferment it, etc. So. If I squeeze the anal glands of a beaver, and catch that excretion, then roast that, and further dilute it… I will smell the smell of berries in the air. Kind of a strawberry/raspberry mix. So guess what makes your pop tarts taste like berry? Yeah, beaver’s anal glands.
So back to the supplement world. We support some brands because we know they are clean, but even within a brand, we support only SOME products in most cases. Because I check on EVERYTHING. Juice Plus has products that I don’t eat. Genesis Pure is another one you are going to see me promoting in the next 30 days. I have 30 day packages to support energy and metabolic changes, and detoxification… but once again, I don’t support everything they make.
I also carry Pure Pharma for our Fish Oil, Vitamin D and Mineral complex. These are the wheel house for that company, and I know that we can trust them all. But consider fish oil. The entire reason why you need to supplement fish oil, and not just eat a ton of fish, is because the fish oil is dangerous if not molecularly distilled. This process removes PCB’s and chemicals as well as metals such as mercury. This is an important process to make sure it is clean.
If you are buying fish oil from any random producer, it is likely the leftover from higher quality fish oil, which has been discarded. Meaning it is loaded with PCB’s, chemicals and mercury. In essence, you are killing yourself because of your lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).
Your need for nutrition is very real. In today’s world where most vegetables are at a smidgen of the nutrient density that they were 100 years ago, thanks to poor farming methods. And because of the simple cultural bend towards non-nutritive foods… you need these answers. Your kids need these answers. But don’t go buying flinstones… you are hurting your kids if you are giving them that garbage. Don’t listen to a medical doctor who tells you there is no value in nutritional supplementation either… run from that doc as fast as you can. They are foolish in their understanding, and they would just as quickly tell you that a drug has no negative impact (look for Titration Experiment – daily sprout forthcoming).
So. Do you want ALL the details? 60 Day Turnaround is almost upon you. BUT in the meantime, you need to come out to the movie night, and the workshops we are doing along the way.
8/28 – THURSDAY NIGHT 9pm – Call in to listen to some great discussion on Juice Plus – 712-432-1680 Code – 620600# You will me and three others.
9/4 – In Office Movie – Unacceptable Levels - 7pm
9/6 – Church of The Messiah Nutrition Workshop – 10am
9/8 – CrossFit Holly Springs Nutrition Workshop – 7pm
Ask questions at the front desk of my office, email us, just get yourself to KNOW more. For your safety and your health.
Be well and Be blessed – Dr. E