In 1990, I gave birth to our daughter, then 16 months later, twin boys. In the first few weeks, one of them stopped breathing one night and would have been a ‘cot death’, but fortunately I was able to resuscutate him. The other developed kernicterus and subsequently, severe cerebral palsy. It was then that I really knew I had to look into complementary medicine. Cranial osteopathy and chiropractic techniques have made an enormous difference to him, but he still suffered constipation and various other challenges. All of us had allergies (asthma and eczema) and I was completely exhausted.
Then in 1993, quite by chance, I read about the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet and came across Juice Plus. Our lives were transformed. My energy levels increased, all our allergies disappeared and our overall health improved dramatically. I started learning about nutrition and have been studying it and taking Juice Plus ever since. There are now numerous published scientific, peer reviewed studies on Juice Plus showing the increase in antioxidants and the concommittant decrease in free radical damage, the 66% reduction in DNA damage, the improvements in the functioning of the immune system (including increased activity of the cancer killing natural killer cells), the improved muscle to fat ratio, the reduction in plasma homocysteine (one of the causes of cardiovascular disease), the reduction in the vasoconsctriction which normally follows a fatty meal, the reduction in the markers of cell damage during exercise, the improvement in skin health and structure and many many more! Recently, a study was completed at a dental school in the UK showing marked improvements in periodontal (gum) health in people taking Juice Plus: it is in the pipeline for publication in a peer reviewed journal, which always takes ages!
I also spent 3 weeks at the Hippocrates Health Institute with Max Tuck , a most amazing veterinary surgeon, following their Life Change Programme which was indeed life changing. I have vastly increased the amount of raw greens in my diet and drink a green juice or smoothie almost every morning. My health and vitality just go on improving.