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Juice Fasting

We all know that juicing and juice fasting using raw vegetables and fresh fruits is a way to provide our body with nutrition, energy, and health. Raw juices supply the body a substantial amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and help maintain the PH level in our body. The phytochemicals in them also help to remove carcinogens from our body. The anti-aging properties in many vegetables, such as cucumber and carrots, help improve our skin, hair, and nails. During juice fasting, fresh juices also act as an appetite suppressant, and help curb cravings. As a result of juice fasting, many have experienced healing of various illnesses such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, and alcoholism.

Some people prefer juicing only vegetables as they are low-calorie and helpful in stabilising blood sugar levels. Fruit juices have more sugar and about 50% more calories. For me, I juice regularly with celery as the primary vegetable and a smaller amount of fruits like orange and green apples to make my juice more appetising. For a good morning body detoxification, I also use a Japanese vegetable and fruit juice recipe consisting of bitter guard, Japanese cucumber/green marrow, celery, green apple, and green pepper.

I don't know everything under the sun about juicing, fruits and vegetables like the nutritionists or raw foodists, but along the way, I have learnt some very practical and beneficial tips on juice fasting and juicing of certain fruits and vegetables:

1. Fresh juice is very perishable. It starts losing nutrients, including its enzymes, as soon as it is made. Drink it immediately to maximise its benefits in juice fasting. Most of us prefer icy cold juices, but juice is best consumed at room temperature.

2. If fridge storage cannot be avoided, reduce nutritional decline by storing juice in an airtight glass jar with a minimum amount of air in the jar (ie fill juice to the top of jar), as oxygen in the air will oxidize and damage the juice. Wrap the jar with aluminium foil to further block out light which can damage the juice.

3. Peel off the skins of oranges and grapefruits as they contain toxic substances. However, retain as much as possible the white, pithy part just below the skin, as it contains valuable bioflavonoid. For apples, remove the seeds as they contain small amounts of cyanide.

4. Juicing leafy greens becomes much easier if you roll the leaves into a little ball, before feeding it into the machine. Generally, darker green vegetables are more nutritious but less palatable. Cucumber can help disguise the strong flavours from leafy greens.

5. Wheatgrass is exceptionally helpful in cleansing the lymph system, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys, and restoring vitality.

6. Cabbage juice is a popular remedy for gastric ulcers and intestinal tract infections as it is a huge source of vitamin U.

7. Celery, cucumber, and watermelon are very palatable and extremely helpful in cases of water retention in the body.

8. Fresh ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve stomach irritations, nausea and motion sickness. It is also an excellent addition to give your juice a "punch", if you can tolerate it.

9. Cranberries have an antioxidant content that's five times more than broccoli. They are also full of phytonutrients which help women prevent urinary tract infections.

10. Fresh coconut not only adds a delightful exotic flavour but also carries the nutritional benefits of medium chain triglycerides.

11. Drink at least 2 litres of water per day even when you are juice fasting. You can also include herbal teas, home-made barley, red bean or green been soups. Use raw honey as a sweetener.

12. Reduce the amount of citrus fruit juices in the morning. Avoid them if acidic juices tend to cause stomach cramps for you. Melon or vegetable juices are best if you wish to drink in big amounts.

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Ruth Tan is the owner of the website Benefits of Honey at which is a rich honey resource packed with quality information on honey and a plethora of health and nutrition issues.

When people think of fasting, they think they can't eat ANYTHING for a prolonged period of term, but that's just wrong. Fasting to me, means just not eating specific foods for a health reason. Many of us believe we have to eat every single day. We need the food to rebuild our cells, and build muscle, right? Well, this is a myth. We do not need to eat every day. In fact, there has been some research done that shows that primitive organisms that eat food less often survive longer than those that ate every day.

The truth is, fasting is terrific way to restore our health. It goes hand-to-hand with cleansing, and something we should do occasionally from time to time. We need to take a break from food once in awhile, and should be done by people with specific ailments such as arthritis, digestive disorders, and diabetes.

So when should you fast? You should fast during these occasions:
- If you have arthritis
- If you have coated tongue
- During the Equinox to mark the start of a season (Most people cleanse during this time too)
- If you have the cold/flu. It gives your body a chance to rest, and restore its health. If you have a cold or flu, never overeat. Just drink lots of liquids and juices.
- If you don't feel hungry
- If you have constipation problems.

There are bad times to fast as well. In particular, you should not fast during these occasions:
- If you just had a surgical procedure and are recovering from it. You need food for your body to rebuild. When you are hospitalized, you usually aren't eating much anyway, so fasting is not needed.
- If you're trying to rebuild. If you are finished with cleansing, or close to finished, you need to rebuild your body, and start eating powerful foods such as beef.
- If you're too skinny. Fasting will just make you even more skinnier, which will not be good.
- If you don't produce a lot of bile. If you fast, you may form more gallstones.

There are many types of fasts, and it can get confusing as to which one to do. For the most part, it's rather simple. Any of them works, and you need to conduct kinesiology and ask yourself what type of fast you wish to do. A water fast, though is something I would not recommend to most people, unless you have a naturopathist looking after you.

Juice Fast
- A juice fast involves simply drinkinng fresh squeezed vegetable and fruit juices. Don't drink pasteurized juice whatsoever. Commercially package juice is okay ONLY if it is 100% organic. Otherwise, avoid it at all costs. If you're juice fasting, make sure you are diluting the juice by at least 40% or so.

3 Day Fast
- In the first day, you consume no solid foods whatsoever. You just drink some fruit juice, such as grape juice. You may also drink veggie juices such as carrot juice. In the second day, you eat just broths. And finally, in the third day you drink just vegetable juices. You may repeat this 3 day fast again if you feel you need to.

Dry Fast
- An extremely easy fast. All you have to do is drink just 1 quart of fresh water everyday. This flushes your system. Don't do this for more than three days though.

Tea Fast
- Just drink herbal teas such as peppermint and dandelion tea. This type of fast is known for healing ailments. If you drink parley tea during this fast, it will completely flush out your kidneys, and help edema. If you want to help your lymphatic system, drinking nettle tea would be best.

- Kichadi
This is such a great food, and fast. I do this often for a few days prior to colon or liver cleansing. It really reenergizes your system, and prepares your body for a complete detox.

- 100% Healthy Foods
During the holidays, most of us eat junk food half of the time. Afterwards, it's best to switch to a 100% organic, healthy diet that consists of fresh veggie, fruits, and good fats. Cheating is something we all do during the holiday season, we just need to get back on track, and eating just organic foods for a week afterwards is great for our body.

- Master Cleanse
A colon cleansing regimen that involves taking a lemondate drink, alongside with a series of salt water flushes. The problem I have with this colon cleaning internal cleansing regimen is that you shouldn't be consuming so many lemons every single day.. It puts such a burden on your liver!

Fasting for Weight Loss?
Unfortunately, I wouldn't suggest doing any water fasting if you want lose weight. It simply is not effective, as you lose just water weight. On the other hand, if you do lose any body fat while fasting, you lose it waaay too fast. As a result, your skin contains these ugly pouches, that is quite dangerous (you need a surgical procedure to remove it).

How to Prepare for a Fast
First, you need a juicer machine. This is a must. You can't rely on buying juice from the supermarket as most of these are pasteurized and will make you feel even worse. Second, you need to buy only organic fruits and vegetables. This might mean spending a bit more money, but it's worth it. You never know what normal fruits contain. Buy herbal teas such as dandelion, and peppermint tea.

How to Break a Fast
One of the golden rules when fasting is to break the fast extremely slowly and carefully. If you don't, you might just have ruined all the health benefits of fasting. In the first day after the fast, simply drink vegetable juices, and cooked fruit. You may also drink some spicy tea.

Gradually add cooked foods, but make sure you mix them with lots of spices. Oatmeal is also a good food to eat afterwards. Later, you may eat stuff like steam vegetables. A few days later, you may eat any solid foods.

Is Fasting Enough for Good Health?
Fasting is just the first step. As I mentioned previously, I do a short 4-5 day fast, followed by a 3 month colon cleansing regimen every single year for maintenance, to keep my body in top notch shape, and completely clean internally. I recommend all of you to do the same thing. Pick a fast that works for you, and do it whenever you feel sick, constipated, or at the start of every season. Then afterwards, follow that up with a 3 month colon cleansing regimen. It will do wonders for your well-being, and will keep your body vitalized, and completely healthy. A clean colon is a crucial part of long-term health.

16 Essential Juice Fasting Tips
Author: By: Oliver Villaverde
16 Essential Juice Fasting Tips
By: Oliver Villaverde

Fasting is inexpensive, it does not cost much if you decide to administer it. All you need is determination and patience and your doctors guidance. Remember to never administer fasting on your own or without ample information.

Fasting is one of the most effective ways of treating deceases and it is also considered as one of the cornerstone of natural healing. It is also scientific and Biblical, almost all religion in the world acknowledge fasting as a way to cleanse the body, mind, and spirit.

When we fast our skin, lungs, kidney and bowels dispose of the accumulated waste and toxins we have in our internal system that causes deceases. Fasting regenerates the blood, and repairs the different tissues and cells of our body.

I suggest that you printout this article and post it in your refrigerator and workplace in order to keep you reminded of what to do. I will also be recording a show about Fasting on the “Ollie Style Radio Show” which can be heard on the internet at

Here are the fifteen Tips:

1. Drinking natural juices or water is said to be the best way to go if you are starting to fast. Experts stress that drinking alkaline juice is better than water so drink fruit juices.

2. You should only drink fresh juices. To prepare alkaline juices you should use fresh fruits like grapes and oranges as it normalizes all body processes and flushes out uric acid and other organic acids faster.

3. Organic Juices should be taken immediately after preparation.

4. Do not drink powdered, canned, or frozen juices. Only fresh juices should be used.

5. Your bowels should be emptied, ask your physician about enema. Enemas should be done at least every other day during fasting, it reduces or eliminates gas or decomposing wastes in your stomach or bowels.

6. While fasting, you should get enough fresh air, drink only juices or warm water not cold water.

7. Your water or juice intake should be six to eight glasses a day.

8. Avoid strenuous physical activities. Take only short walks.

9. Get as much mental and physical rest during fasting.

10. If you experience vomiting, diarrhea or dizziness and it does not cease, stop the fast. Take cooked vegetables slowly do not overeat. Only take moderate amounts of food.

11. Do not take cold water when bathing, it is advisable to use warm or neutral water, also take a bath everyday.

12. If you can’t sleep at night while fasting, take a warm bath.

13. For starters fast only for two to three days.

14. If the three days is over do not eat solid food immediately. Eat slowly, and in small amounts. Chew the food thoroughly, and do not over eat. Gradually eat your food.

15. It is also advisable to take the same alkaline juices that you took while gradually returning to your normal food intake. Remember to eat your food slowly and you will be out of harms way.

16. Always consult a health professional when fasting.

During fasting self digestion occurs. The body eliminates or burns the bad tissues and bad cells in our body, this is the way our body cures and rejuvenates itself. When we fast, regeneration or the building up of new cells is hastened by the amino acids released by the cells in our body. Fasting helps our lungs, liver, and kidneys function more effectively because the burden of having deceased cells and wastes is taken off these internal organs, thus giving these organs rest and as a result fasting not only cleans and clears our body but also our mind.

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Weight Loss and Detox

There are several kinds of fasts, from those for religious reasons that fast until sundown to those who take nothing but water for long periods. If the fasting is for health purposes, it makes sense to support your body's needs while you reduce or remove some necessary elements from your diet.

The basic elements that we need to remove from our diet for the sake of our health are cooked food and animal products. This includes the denatured packaged products such as white flour, refined sugar etc. and all animal products such as red meat, poultry, fish and eggs. The only animal product that is usually allowed is a little honey for sweetening purposes. The best single method to accomplish these ends is to juice fast.

In order to do this properly, you will need a juicer which is a machine specifically made for this purpose, It is nor a mixer or a blender. It is not a citrus juicer. it is a device that is made to deliver vegetable juice out of a spout while the fiber is deposited another way.

Some people may enter a juice fast as a way to address some disease condition. Others may use a fast in order to detoxify their body or to lose weight. For whatever reason you may chose to juice fast, one dramatic element is the immediate and dramatic loss of stored body fat. This has multiple health benefits.

Much of the toxins stored in our body are in our body fat. Metabolizing the fat forces the toxins into the blood stream where the body processes them to be eliminated. This elimination is not entirely done through the alimentary canal and the urinary tract. A major organ of elimination is the lungs. We will breathe out some toxins in our breath.

Another major organ of elimination is the skin. We will not only exude toxins from the surface of our skin, causing people to bathe frequently every day, but the skin may erupt in boils as the toxins, especially petro-chemicals accumulate in boils.

As we realize the great load of poisons we have carried by the amount of toxins that are being discharged, we can wonder how we survived at all. One lady of my acquaintance was so severely involved by the heavy discharge of chemotherapy chemicals from her skin that she constantly showered. Also, her breath was foul and her mouth had a chronic horrible taste.

This was all accomplished by juice fasting.

On the other hand, I also know a man who was only slightly affected by the discharge of toxins from his body, as he lost a pound a day for 28 days.

It all depends upon what is the challenge to your body to detoxify and how your body, in its own wisdom, 'decides' to lose the stored poisons.

The 'rule of thumb' is to stay on the juice fast until you have been free of detoxification symptoms for two days. These symptoms can be rather severe, making one to believe that 'the cure is worse than the disease.' However, this is certainly not true in the long run.

It is possible, during an extended fast, that a person may have more than healing crisis. You know that you are succeeding when you have a healing crisis. In cases of severe illness, some practitioners provide a juice fasting program for, perhaps, three days a week and the rest of the time the patient eats normally of selected fresh fruits and vegetables.

Meats are not a part of a recovering patient's diet, especially during the critical detoxification period. After that, some practitioners allow the patient to have small amounts of animal protein sources such as two ounces of white fish or an egg a week. Other practitioners do not allow their patients to eat any animal products during their recovery or sustaining periods.

The prohibited foods include all animal flesh of any kind, including fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products. The only exception for some is the inclusion of a tablespoon of honey once a day for sweetening.

A strict juice fast is sometimes necessary until a good recovery is established. This may take from several days to three weeks or more. Almost always, there is immediate evidence of the success of the fast. The patient will know the next day, the family will know in two or three days and the doctor may see measurable results within a week or so.

How to Eat After a Juice Fast

How to Eat After a Juice Fast
Breaking an extensive fast can be harder than fasting itself and it requires caution and understanding. You are not unlike a small child, learning to eat solid foods. You may likely want to celebrate and indulge in a lot of your favorite foods to excess. This, of course, is a mistake. You should take as long to reintroduce solid foods to your diet as you spent on the fast. Some folks juice fast for a month or more with great benefits.

Start slowly by introducing some nutritious foods back into your diet, Use whole fresh fruits and vegetables. Start slowly with reasonably small portions. You may be surprised that your stomach will no longer accept the portion sizes that you ate in the past. In fact, it has shrunk.

Remember that the whole idea is to build health, so understand that you will not go back to your excessive ways of eating. A half of a pizza and a half gallon of coke are things of your past. This is not to say that you will 'never' eat these foods again, They will just not be a staple in your diet. When you do 'indulge' it will be limited and controlled. You will not feel guilty if you plan to depart from your diet now and then.

Set a plan, Declare to yourself that you will allow a certain favorite food only every so often. In my case, I allowed myself to have a soft ice cream cone once a month during the summertime. This kept me from feeling sorry for myself and gave me real control. I didn't feel guilty because I had not violated my diet plan. This past year, I didn't have any soft ice cream. It has lost its attraction to me and I really don't miss it.

I have finally taken comfortable control of this part of my life, and I like it.

Please don't panic and think that you will never enjoy foods again. You will enjoy foods, good foods, and you will prefer it to be this way. A friend who made this change, said to me, "I will never go back to my old ways of eating. Why would I ever want to feel like that again?"

This is the prospect that awaits you. Those who achieve this success are very glad that they did. I know one lady who, regardless of how hard she tried, could not lose her 'belly'. After the correction to her diet, she is perfectly slim, athletic, and very happy with herself and her life. This is all because, instead of counting calories, she is properly nourishing her body and her body is responding according to the blueprint that she carries in every cell for a health body, her DNA code.

Your DNA is struggling to do the same thing for your body. Give it the nourishing resources that it needs and it will do the same for you.

What are glucosamine and chondroitin?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are part of normal cartilage. Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones in a joint.

Glucosamine, also called chitosamine, is a natural substance that is found in the covering of shellfish. It is available in different forms, including glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG), and glucosamine sulfate, which is a combination of glucosamine and mineral salt. Glucosamine is also available in synthetic forms. The body absorbs glucosamine well.

Chondroitin can come from natural sources, such as shark or bovine cartilage, or it can be made in a lab. Chondroitin is also known as chondroitin sulfate, chondroitin sulfuric acid, and chonsurid. Chondroitin sulfate is a combination of chondroitin and mineral salt.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are available in tablet, capsule, powder, or liquid form and are often taken in combination with each other or in combination with other dietary supplements. Glucosamine may be taken separately as a dietary supplement for joints.

What are glucosamine and chondroitin used for?

People with osteoarthritis use glucosamine and chondroitin to relieve joint pain.

Glucosamine and chondroitin, taken alone or together, have not always been shown to relieve pain of osteoarthritis in all people.1 But glucosamine and chondroitin taken together may help reduce pain in some people with moderate-to-severe knee pain.1 Some studies show that chondroitin alone may relieve pain and improve function.2

There are also some studies that indicate glucosamine may help as much as ibuprofen in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee, with fewer side effects.3

Research indicates that glucosamine and chondroitin can help restore cartilage.

Are glucosamine and chondroitin safe?

It appears that glucosamine and chondroitin, in combination or separately, have few side effects. But people with osteoarthritis who have diabetes should talk with a doctor before they take glucosamine, because it is thought that glucosamine may influence blood sugar (glucose).4

If you are allergic to shellfish, do not take glucosamine unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Glucosamine is made from shellfish covering.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate dietary supplements in the same way it regulates medication. A dietary supplement can be sold with limited or no research on how well it works.

Always tell your doctor if you are using a dietary supplement or if you are thinking about combining a dietary supplement with your conventional medical treatment. It may not be safe to forgo your conventional medical treatment and rely only on a dietary supplement. This is especially important for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.

When using dietary supplements, keep in mind the following:

* Like conventional medicines, dietary supplements may cause side effects, trigger allergic reactions, or interact with prescription and nonprescription medications or other supplements you might be taking. A side effect or interaction with another medication or supplement may make other health conditions worse.
* The way dietary supplements are manufactured may not be standardized. Because of this, how well they work or any side effects they cause may differ among brands or even within different lots of the same brand. The form of supplement that you buy in health food or grocery stores may not be the same as the form used in research.
* Other than for vitamins and minerals, the long-term effects of most dietary supplements are not known.

Anyone Can Develop Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, one of more than 100 types of arthritis and related diseases, is the most prevalent type of arthritis. In the United States, about 21 million people live with the disease. Osteoarthritis is most common among adults over 65 years old but people of any age can develop the disease. Prevalence rises significantly after age 50 in men and after age 40 in women. According to the American College of Rheumatology, 70 percent of people over the age of 70 have x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis.
Wear-and-Tear Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage is composed of 65 to 80 percent water, collagen (fibrous proteins), proteoglycans (proteins and sugars which interweave with collagen), and chondrocytes (cells that produce cartilage). Cartilage is a hard but slippery tissue which serves as a cushion between the bones of joints, allowing the bones to glide over one another. Cartilage also absorbs shock from physical movements.

When cartilage loss occurs, the joint can deteriorate to the point of rubbing bone against bone. Changes in structures around the joint (muscles and tendons), fluid accumulation, and bony overgrowth (e.g., osteophytes or bone spurs) can develop, causing severe chronic pain, loss of mobility, and disability.

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease, DJD, wear-and-tear arthritis, and osteoarthrosis. The disease can affect joints in the:

* fingers
* hips
* knees
* feet
* spine

Based on x-ray evidence, the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints of the hand are most commonly affected by osteoarthritis, though they do not usually exhibit typical symptoms associated with the disease.
he hips and knees are the next most common sites of osteoarthritis and are almost always symptomatic. The first metatarsal phalangeal and carpometacarpal joints also are common sites of osteoarthritis observed on x-ray but the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and metacarpophalangeal joints are rare sites of osteoarthritis unless related to injury or trauma.
Osteoarthritis Risk Factors

Along with advancing age, other risk factors for osteoarthritis include:

* Female gender
* Injury to joints
* Repetitive use of joints
* Overweight or obesity
* Family history

By 2030, approximately 20 percent of Americans will be over 65 years old and at high risk for developing osteoarthritis.

How do glucosamine and chondroitin work?
Glucosamine and chondroitin are two molecules that make up the type of cartilage found within joints. Inside your joints, cartilage undergoes a constant process of breakdown and repair. However, to be properly repaired, the building blocks of cartilage must be present and available. The theory behind using the glucosamine and chondroitin joint supplements is that more of the cartilage building blocks will be available for cartilage repair.

* Glucosamine is a precursor to a molecule called a glycosaminoglycan-this molecule is used in the formation and repair of cartilage.

* Chondroitin is the most abundant glycosaminoglycan in cartilage and is responsible for the resiliency of cartilage.

Treatment with these joint supplements is based on the theory that oral consumption of glucosamine and chondroitin may increase the rate of formation of new cartilage by providing more of the necessary building blocks.

Do glucosamine and chondroitin supplements increase cartilage formation?
While it is an interesting theory, oral consumption of glucosamine and chondroitin has not been shown to alter the availability of these cartilage building blocks inside an arthritic joint. It has not been shown that consumption of joint supplements increases the quantity of these cartilage building blocks within any joint.

What research has investigated glucosamine and chondroitin?
There have been numerous studies to examine the treatment effects of glucosamine and chondroitin over short periods of time. Most of these studies last only one to two months; however, they have indicated that patients experienced more pain reduction when taking glucosamine and chondroitin than patients receiving a placebo. The improvement experienced by these patients was similar to improvements experienced by patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) that have been a mainstay of non-operative arthritis treatment. The difference is that NSAIDs carry an increased risk of side effects including gastrointestinal complaints and bleeding.

The joint supplements glucosamine and chondroitin have few side effects, and thus their use would be preferred if the effects of pain reduction were indeed the same. Furthermore, there is an indication that NSAIDs may increase the progression of arthritis, whereas glucosamine and chondroitin may offer a more protective effect to the cartilage surface.

There have been some recent investigations that are focusing on the two primary problems of earlier studies into the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin:

* Studying more patients
* Following these patients for a longer period of time

Because osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that progresses slowly over time, in order to test any treatment, a long period of follow-up is necessary. In one recent study, the effects of chondroitin in 372 patients over a minimum three month period was investigated. This study, which combined the data from other smaller studies, found that patients did have an improvement in their symptoms of pain.

There have also been long-term studies lasting over one year into the effects of glucosamine. These studies also have shown encouraging results. A presentation at the 1999 meeting of the American College of Rheumatology illustrated the findings of a three year long European study that compared the effects of glucosamine versus placebo in about 200 patients. The group of patients taking glucosamine had less pain and better x-ray findings than the group of patients taking the placebo.

What is known, also, is that there are effective treatments for osteoarthritis that every patient should be using before considering these supplements. Specifically, recommendations for weight control, exercise, proper use of medications, and joint protection are known to minimize the progression and improve symptoms of osteoarthritis. These steps must be taken by all arthritis patients for optimal treatment to take place.

How do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Work

By: Richard Stenlake, Compounding Chemist
Article used with permission.

Richard Stenlake is a registered pharmacist who owns the largest compounding pharmacy in Australia. Over many years he has pioneered the introduction of innovative medication ideas to the Australian market.

Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, inflammation and limited joint movement.

In osteoarthritis the joint that is affected has degenerated cartilage. As this is the cushion between the joints, one gets bone rubbing against bone and thus pain, inflammation and lack of mobility follows. Up until now the only relief from this pain was by way of treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. brufen, orudis) or by injection with steroids (e.g. cortisone). However, these only mask the symptoms and relieve the pain, and the disease continues to get worse. Thus, the spiral continues increasing the dose as the pain worsens. However here we create another problem as these drugs have deleterious side effects and may in fact cause certain features of osteoarthritis to progress faster.

Thus over the years the only relieve that may be obtained is by joint replaced by your surgeon. Even with artificial joints, the problem is not solved as these too have a finite life and will have to be replaced further down the track.


In the last few years, excellent results have however best achieved with a combination of natural nutritional supplements. In many cases these have been able to slow and eventually eliminate disease. This approach includes a combination of glucosamine and chrondroiton sulphate. These are substances we already consume and are produced in small amounts in our bodies and as such have no known side effects. There has been extensive study done on them, which has proved that both glucosamine and chondroitan work in both animals and humans.


Firstly healthy cartilage needs three things: water for lubrication and nourishment, proteoglycans to attract and hold the water, and collagen to keep the proteoglycans in place.

Proteoglycans are like a rope that threads itself through the collage and are essential as they hold many times their own weight of water, which both lubricates and nourishes the collagen. If the cartilage is damaged the thread of rope becomes weak and ‘leaks’ out and thus the collagen loses its nourishment as the proteoglycans lose their grip and float away. Thus the cartilage cannot withstand shocks, cracks and may wear out completely.

Glucosamine is a major building block of the water – loving proteoglycans. Besides being a building block for the synthesis of proteoglycans, its mere presence acts as a stimulus to the cells that produce proteoglycans – in fact glucosamine is a key factor in determining how many proteoglycans are produced by the cells.

Glucosamine has been shown to speed up production of both proteoglycans and collagen and it normalises cartilage metabolism which helps keep cartilage from breaking down.

Thus because of the affect of glucosamine on cartilage metabolism it can in fact help the body to repair damaged or eroded cartilage. In other words, glucosamine strengthens your body’s natural repair mechanisms.
Besides stimulating cartilage production, glucosamine also reduces joint pain and inflammation.


Where glucosamine helps form the proteoglycans that sit within the space in the cartilage, chrondroiton sulphate acts like ‘liquid magnets’. Chrondroiton is a long chain of repeating nigans that attracts fluid into the proteoglycan molecules.

This is important for two reasons:

the fluid acts as a spongy shock absorber
the fluid sweeps the nutrients into the cartilage. Joint cartilage has no blood supply thus all of its nourishment and lubrication comes from the fluid that ebbs and flows as pressure is applied and released to the joint. Without this fluid, cartilage would become malnourished, drier, thinner and more fragile.


Chrondoiton Sulphate is a long chain molecule with a negative charge attached to it. As these chains wrap around proteoglycans they repel each other and thus create spaces between each proteoglycan. These are what are known as matrixes within the cartilage and this is where the fluid flows. There may be as many as 10,000 of these chains on a single proteoglycan molecule – thus we have a super water retainer as these chains make sure all these molecules are away from each other and cannot clump together.

Besides drawing in precious fluid, chrondroiton :
protects cartilage and stops it from breaking down and inhibits certain ‘cartilage chewing’ enzymes interferes with the metabolism of other enzymes that will starve the cartilage of fluid stimulates production of proteoglycans, glucosamine and collagen


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For EVERY PERSON willing to COMPARE actual results against any of the proliferating Juices D'jour, we boldly declare the contest will be "No Contest." Based upon many reports arriving from new Monavie users, MonaVie is standing head and shoulders above other tonics in terms of the swiftness and the magnitude of benefits delivered. 
Now, on with the story that can change your future ...



Only the most distracted of observers could ignore the multitude of "lifestyle" ailments besetting people in industrialized worlds today, with America ranking high on the health calamity list.

As wonder drugs bring dangerous side effects, new drugs are created to moderate new symptoms. Meanwhile, words from thousands of years ago are echoing across oceans ...

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," said Hippocrates (460 B.C. - 377 B.C), the Father of Medicine.

Perhaps the wry chronicle below shows more truth than jest!

2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is unhealthy. Here, eat this root.
~Author unknown but saluted

Indeed, merely growing older is a precursor to various and sundry health concerns. The alternative is dying young, so perhaps we would be well advised to nourish, protect and preserve our bodies and our health!

The tens of millions of Baby Boomers of the world are leading the quest for safe and effective anti-aging approaches ... demanding ways to maintain health and youthful good looks, to solve current problems and to PREVENT failing health from intruding on their lifestyles.

Thanks to the internet and a growing grass roots movement around the world, millions are realizing that FOOD, proper and wholesome food, might truly be the best medicine of all for sustaining or restoring health. Even the mainstream media has propelled this movement.

In late 2004, Dr. Nicholas Perricone appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show to promote his book "The Perricone Promise: Look Younger-Live Longer in Three Easy Steps" in which he lists the Ten Super Foods to Rejuvenate the Body. He rated the Acai Berry as #1, calling it one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world.  It was the ONLY fruit that made his list -- worthy of note in light of the flurry of single-fruit health juices that have appeared in recent years.

Also in 2004, NBC Today's Matt Lauer hosted a road show from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, reporting that locals now call the legendary Acai Berry the "Viagra of the Amazon." 

The path taking us BACK to the realization that FOOD has much to do with our health, has not come easily. Identified trends of the past show a very slow march toward where we are today in the 21st Century.

Pre-1970: Correcting malnutrition and infections 
1970's: Decade of vitamins and minerals and cardiovascular disease.
1980's: Decade of anti-oxidants
1990's: Decade of herbs and genes.
2000's: Decade of
phytonutrients and inflammation.


Powerful Factors Converging

Some might call it being in the "zone." Others might say the stars are in perfect alignment. The fact is, three powerful factors are converging NOW, making this the best possible time for YOU to join us as we begin sharing MonaVie with the world.

1) Home-based businesses are THRIVING like never before. There is no such thing as "job" security anymore. Corporations are downsizing, capsizing and shipping jobs to third world countries. There is no better way to gain control of your time, your life and your financial future than going into business for yourself. And no better business to choose than MonaVie, being declared by many to be the biggest wellness breakthrough in decades!

2) The Internet Revolution has matured in efficiency and puts you on Main Street of the world. Without leaving home or dressing for work, you can build a global empire with MonaVie.

3) The Wellness Revolution is gaining more traction by the day, fueled by the Boomers (10,000 per day reaching the Big 50). From the cereal aisle to the butter bin at the supermarket, manufacturers are rolling out designer foods aimed at specific health concerns. In OUR field of home-based network marketing where nutritional supplements have always dominated, Functional BEVERAGES have become the fastest growing segment of the entire nutrition industry.



Functional Beverages - MonaVie Reigns Supreme

The trend toward functional beverages is gaining momentum and is now unstoppable, yet the market has only been scratched. Health-seeking consumers en masse are weary of swallowing handfuls of pills daily (unsure if they're even being absorbed) and prefer the convenience plus more assured absorption of liquid nutrition--if they taste good!

About TASTE: MonaVie's exotic, fruitful taste is garnering RAVE reviews. Perhaps the ultimate taste testers are children ... and MonaVie Original resoundingly passes the KID test!

From a WELLNESS perspective, nutrients in liquid form have historically been reported to be much more bioavailable than those in tablet form. (Stories abound of sanitation workers screening out mountainous quantities of undigested PILLS from their systems!) And when compared to the growing parade of "functional" juices being rushed to market to capitalize on the exploding trend, countless people are reporting that MonaVie excels in the MOST important measure of all: RESULTS.

About Results: With most health products marketed today, the new-customer mantra typically goes something like this ... "Now remember, you should continue taking this product for (30-60-90) days or even longer before expecting to see significant health benefits ... after all, your body didn't get into this shape overnight."

About MonaVie Results: Suffice it to say that if you want to build a business in network marketing and develop a long term residual income with an organization of Distributors that remain with you forever and Customers who become fervent, LIFETIME users of your product ... you wouldn't want to be out there in the marketplace competing against MonaVie!

Mother Nature and MonaVie - Taking Direct Aim

Since the dawn of time, Mother Nature has graced the earth with an abundance of fruits, and indigenous peoples of the world have long used them for both food and medicine. Modern medicine and science have finally begun identifying thousands of fruit nutrients, polyphenols, antioxidants and other phytochemicals that make FRUITS such a powerhouse in the realm of wellness.

The specific berries and grapes and other lush fruits selected for MonaVie are rich in phyotonutrients; among them, flavonoids. Vitamin C is also abundant in fruits, and the list goes on!

MonaVie begins with the legendary acai berry from the Amazon Rainforest, the crown jewel of the formula. Each of the 18 additional fruits was chosen for its beneficial properties and contribution to the blend.

These fruits are: pomegranate, white grape, apple, acerola, pear, aronia, purple grape, cranberry, passionfruit, banana, apricot, prune, kiwi, blueberry, bilberry, camu camu, wolfberry and lychee.

MonaVie Active combines the delicious blend of MonaVie with plant-derived glucosamine for healthy joint support and powerful antioxidant protection.

Bottom line, what should you do next? If you've seen and heard enough that you already KNOW you don't want to miss out on MonaVie, hit the JOIN NOW link, and lock in your place as our newest Distributor!

If you have some questions or just want to visit with the person who shared this website with you, the Contact Me link will point you in the right direction to make that happen. But remember, in our MonaVie marketing structure, which is seamless worldwide, we are placing new Distributors one below the other, in the order they join. The SOONER you make it official, the greater your advantage as we grow!



According to the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, the four most consumed plant foods (fruits or vegetables) in America are:

French fries, ketchup, pizza sauce and iceberg lettuce!

Is it any
wonder that obesity has become an epidemic and that even children are now afflicted with many of the "lifestyle" diseases once reserved for older people?

Yes, we all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables. But lives are busy. Quick meals are often a necessity. Fresh produce is expensive in many locales. We tend to get bored with apples, bananas and oranges. Parents don't have time to enforce healthy eating habits upon their children.

Because of the powerful phytonutrients from the broad color spectrum of body-beneficial fruits in MonaVie, here at last is a product that can contribute to a healthy diet. The fact that it tastes delicious is purely a bonus!

Set aside the slices of pepperoni for a moment, and look at a "Slice of Life" as it relates to the American diet. Unfortunately, there are parallels in other nations as well.



The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid has increased the recommended servings of fruits to 2-4 daily and vegetables to 3-5 daily, spearheading the change with their "5 a day" campaign and noting that
we are particularly deficient in consumption of fruits.

Current food consumption estimates for Americans

* Only 10% eat even 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
* Average fruit consumption is only 1.4 servings daily.
* Only 17% eat 2-4 fruits daily.
* Only 12% have what could be called a "good" diet.

Faculty members in the Harvard School of Public Health feel the revised government recommendations still fall short, are much too heavily influenced by powerful food lobby groups, and
do not put into perspective the wealth of research conducted during the last ten years that has reshaped the definition of healthy eating.


Phytonutrients have catapulted to the top of nutritional science research. "Phytonutrients Take Center Stage" was published in the December 1999 issue of
Agricultural Research magazine.

Phytonutrients are a class of health-promoting, bio-active compounds with many sub-categories. By some counts, more than 100,000 phytonutrient compounds have already been identified and catalogued. Around the world, new discoveries are being continually made by health scientists. Some of the more common class names are Carotenoids and Flavonoids (Polyphenols).

Most known phytonutrients are strongly related to pigment. Dark red and blue pigmented flavonoids, with names like isoflavones, anthocyanins, flavinols, catechins and phenols are dominant in fruits. And richly colored
fruits are considered to be a potent source of antioxidants.

(And no, this does not mean that drinking darker colored soft drinks is healthier than the lemon-lime varieties! We should banish them all from our diets!)

Perhaps most important to know about phytonutrients and fruits is that they appear to be far more beneficial and effective in promoting health when a combination
of fruits (not just a single fruit) is consumed



Unlike many products that are rushed to market because someone spots a trend and tries to quickly cash in on it, MonaVie's entry into the Wellness arena came slowly and meticulously. Its creators spent many long months formulating MonaVie and making it palatable -- knowing that
only if it tasted good would people be likely to try it and thus discover its profound benefits.

MonaVie's efforts were based upon and supported by more than two decades of nutritional science evolution related to the role of antioxidants and more recent years of discoveries about phytonutrients and the crucial roles they play in health.

Balance, Variety, Moderation--Keys to Effectiveness

Fruits are an abundant source of many thousands of phytonutrients as well as at least 8 vitamins and minerals--including vitamin C which is known to be a powerful antioxidant.

Many of the 19 fruits selected for the MonaVie formula, starting with the legendary acai berry from the Amazon Rainforest, have centuries-old traditions of being used to support a healthy diet and help promote health. More recent years of scientific research have validated the phytonutrient content and health benefits of these fruits. (Hippocrates was RIGHT!)

Most known phytonutrients are strongly linked to pigment, Mother Nature's way of protecting botanicals from intense sunlight and other harsh conditions. Health experts today agree it is best to consume a color spectrum VARIETY of fruits to gain greatest advantage from their respective phytonutrients.

The fruits of MonaVie give us this spectrum: acai berry, pomegranate, white grape, apple, acerola, pear, aronia, purple grape, cranberry, passionfruit, banana, apricot, prune, kiwi, blueberry, bilberry, camu camu, wolfberry and lychee.


Thanks for visiting my MonaVie website!

If you're tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck, knowing all your hard work is building someone ELSE'S bank account and not your own, here is a way you can change all that and finally begin working toward the kind of life and lifestyle you've always dreamed of having.

My own experience has shown me that having a business of your own is by far the best way to get out of debt and gain control over your TIME and your FUTURE.

I certainly wasn't in a position to invest tens of thousands of dollars into a franchise or a conventional business, and chances are, neither are you. Fortunately, starting your own home business with us in MonaVie doesn't require a lot of start-up capital. A $39 Distributor Kit and a few bottles of MonaVie can be the beginning of what could become a six-figure retirement for you within a few years!

You don't need a background in business or nutrition -- we have plenty of tools and training to coach you every step of the way. If you have enthusiasm and a genuine desire to change your life, we'll make a great team!

I'm looking forward to talking with you about your goals and dreams, and you can be sure I'll be committed to working with you to make it happen.

Soar with a winner!

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With weekly payouts and 8 ways to earn income, MonaVie rewards distributors with an exceptionally generous and innovative compensation plan. 

What's more, MonaVie leverages today's most effective form of distribution-relationship marketing. With this person-to-person approach, you can share the benefits of the MonaVie independent business opportunity with others and be rewarded for doing so, based on your sales and the product sales of those in the organization you helped create.



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