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  • It's GOJI Time! 10 Goji Berry Recipes That Will Change Your Life

    Goji Berries are among these foods that you can not escape nowadays. Called a super-food and recognized as an antioxidant power, Goji Berries are becoming ever more common in the last several decades.

    They're dried, reddish-pink berries, that flavor kind of dried leaves, come in the Himalayas and China, in which they have been consumed for centuries. Goji berries are high in vitamin C and vitamin E, are proven to help improve metabolism and therefore are recommended for treating diabetes and higher blood pressure, to mention a couple.

    However, while goji berries could possibly be a darling of the health planet now, not everybody knows precisely how to utilize them. We have got some fantastic suggestions for you. Or, it is possible to try out the powder variant for mixing or baking to tea, along with goji juice to drinking.

    Here are 10 recipes to get your started with this tasty & trendy superfood...

    1. Vanilla Almond Goji Berry Granola

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    2. Goji Berry Biscotti

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    3. Goji Berry Cupcakes With Chocolate Ganache And Himalayan Pink Salt

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    4. Superfood Berry Chia Breakfast

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    5. Super Antioxidant Smoothie With Goji Berries

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    6. Almond Goji Berry Snacks

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    7. No-Bake Protein Goji Bar

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    8. Whole Wheat Granola Goji Muffins

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    9. Goji Power Balls

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    10. Goji Berry Pistachio Granola Bars


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  • 3 Important Habits of People Who Live 90+ Years

    In 2003, The 90+ Study performed by the UC Irvine Institute for Memory set out to collect extended data related to the health routines of those who live to be over 90 years old. By performing neurological and neuropsychological tests on more than 1,600 participants over time, the study painted a complete picture of the mind-body building blocks of longevity. The longitudinal study continues to yield interesting findings. Here are a few major findings:

    1. One to two alcoholic beverages a day and a few cups of coffee promoted longevity.

    One of the most interesting (albeit fun too) findings of the study was that Coffee and Alcohol in moderation and prolong life. Yep, light to moderate drinkers who enjoyed two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death. This further supports previous reports that certain alcoholic beverages like red wine promote heart and brain health. This finding also applied to coffee - so grab a cup of Joe and make it irish.

    2. Hobbies are beneficial.

    Maintaining a hobby was another key to long-term health, and those who spent two hours a day on their hobby were 21 percent less likely to die prematurely. This is likely because engaging in hobbies has been found to lower heart rate and relieve stress. What are some of your favorite hobbies? We really enjoy fitness coaching and being active with our kids!

    3. Exercise is key.

    Fifteen to 45 minutes of exercise every day seemed to prolong life expectancy too. Who's up to go on a run, spend some time on the lake kayaking, and enjoy a nice glass of wine?

  • Synergy Company Bone Renewal Overview

    What is Synergy Company Bone Renewal?

    Let's take a look inside!

    Throughout your life it is critically important that your bones are strong, healthy, and kept in good nutrition - this requires quite a bit more than just basic calcium supplements or a lot of milk. This is precisely why the Synergy Company Bone Renewal formula includes not only the highest quality calcium, but also combines three types of extensively researched bio-organic nutrients. This combination provides a natural, comprehensive solution for keeping bones healthy and ensuring skeletal longevity.

    Every single one of the 13 key nutrients is hand picked from sustainable, water and land based sources to capture natures true nutritional, restorative, and vital powers. The formula for Synergy Bone Renewal includes the precise amount of each nutrient as optimized by clinical research. Each batch carries the perfect size and quality - no skimping!

    Plant Based Bio Organic Calcium Ingredient

    As many would know, calcium plays an integral role in positive health. It keeps our heart beat steady, ensures the central nervous system is fueled, supports our joint and ligament health, keeps skin refreshed. Most importantly though, it keeps our teeth and bones healthy. Given the important role calcium plays it is not only essential we consume adequate amounts but also that it be of a high quality. The Synergy Bone Renewal formula does precisely those things - it combines two quality and bio sustainable natural forms of calcium. These include Icelandic Red Algae and Japanese White Sesame Seeds.

    Bio Organic Magnesium

    Just like calcium, magnesium is 100% essential to ensure bone health and growth, as well as being used in hundreds of bodily processes. It too keeps the heart healthy by directing calcium to the bones and working to prevent buildup in soft tissues which can cause hardening of venous systems.  Synergy Bone Renewal provides three all natural sources of magnesium including Dead Sea Concentrate, Brown Rice Chelated Dead Sea Concentrate, and Icelandic Red Algae.

    Interested on our bone renewal supplement or more information? Check out the product here: Synergy Bone Renewal 

  • What is Goji Berry?

    Goji Berries are a super fruit - for more than 6,000 years, Goji Berries have been used by the Chinese and other cultures to treat a swath of ailments and conditions from promoting liver health to increasing bone strength and fighting off disease. Some say, it also helps to improve vision

    In recent years the United States has begun to import Goji Berry in an increasing quantity as people realize how healthy these berries really are. They are small, tart, yet sweet berries that are absolutely PACKED with antioxidants. One such antioxidant contained in the Goji Berry has been known to reduce risk of macular degeneration. Extract of Goji has also been known to reduce the risk of cancer cells and lower cholesterol.

    Most Goji Berries available in the United States are dried and resemble small, reddish colored raisins in size and feel. Many online distributors and local supplement stores sell a variety of Gojie products ranging from Dried Goji Berries, Goji Berry Juice, Extracts of Goji Berry, and Goji Berry Trail Mix.

    Quick Facts:

    • Goji Berries contain antioxidants  which potentially have cancer fighting and eye health protecting effects.
    • Goji Berries can be consumed in a variety of ways such as trail mix, extract mixed with daily shakes, or in other beverages such as tea.

    Goji Berries have been used for THOUSANDS of years by a host of cultures including much of the Asian countries. They are now readily available to anyone who wants to try their amazing effects and health benefits. There have not been many studies conducted those that have yielded positive results largely because of the high antioxidant content.

    Some common misspellings:

    Gojee, Gojey, Gojis, Gogy, Gojee, Gojei

  • What Fitness Program Should I Use?

    Ryan and I have been in the health arena since 1998.  We started Renewed Health Supply before we were even married and I was still in college.

    Having lived in the alternative health space for almost 20 years, we have experienced quite a bit.  We have lived a healthy lifestyle that whole time, even before it was the cool thing to do.

    Until recently, we were happy with our supplements, our water, our air, and our diets.  What was missing was a fitness piece.

    FamilyFast forward to January of 2016.  Our youngest child was 1 year old and we were living a pretty sedentary lifestyle.  I was still holding all my pregnancy weight and was very unhappy.  As a busy mom of 3, going to the gym wasn't an option.  I needed to find something I could do from home.

    We looked around a little and that is when we found Beachbody.  I started with PIYO and quickly transitioned to Focus T25. With Ryan This intense cardio program is made up of 25 minute workouts that I could do while the baby napped.

    Since then I have finished a couple rounds of T25 and some of the other programs and have lost 40 lbs.

    While I was looking to primarily lose weight, Ryan was looking for some strength and flexibility.  What better way to do that than incorporate yoga into his daily routine.  Ryan also runs a very tight schedule and so these 30 - 45 minute yoga programs that he could do in our office worked perfectly for him as well.

     

    IMG_4463[1]Now that I am at my goal weight and living this life of health AND fitness, it only made sense to add Health and Fitness coaching to the ways that our family can help people become healthier versions of themselves.

    IMG_4151[1]So what does that mean for you, our valued Renewed Health Supply customers?  It means that we now have an additional service we can offer.  We can help you get started with your workout plans today. And since Beachbody offers so many different programs, we can custom fit a program to you.

    You can fillout this form or you can email Tracey directly at tracey@renewedhealth.com.

     

  • What are the best ways to get healthy?

    Having been in business since 1998, we have noticed a large number of trends that have come and gone in the natural/alternative health circle. We have seen everything from some new exotic fruit that will supposedly cure your woes (Noni, mangosteen, acai,) to electrical devices that can supposedly cure cancer, to diets that run from raw vegan to paleo or high fat to no fat or low carb to no carb. Lots of absurdity peppered with some truth.

    The most distressing of all is that we constantly see people chasing after and spending good money on what is often nothing more than sexy marketing at the expense of embracing proven/time tested health benefitting concepts and products. Maybe there is something about American culture that results in the masses being distracted by the latest and greatest next miracle fix or maybe it is a universal phenomenon.

    In 2016 our encouragement to you would be to focus on finding the truth in all areas. There are hard truths in this world that apply, whether we embrace them or not. Here is my best advice I can give to help you start creating a new and healthier you.

     

    We know that populations thatSeventh Generation Cleaners have higher exposure to chemicals suffer compared to those in cleaner environments.

    1. Clean out your chemical exposure by buying organic produce.
    2. Get a good air purifier and put in quality furnace filters.
    3. Buy bed linens and at least a mattress cover that isn’t treated with fire retardants. At minimum buy an organic pillow and pillow case.
    4. Use truly green cleaning products.

     

    We know that diet really does matter.

    1. Focus on nutrient rich food but don’t forget that they still contain calories.
    2. Drink clean water, ideally distilled water, as the $8 filter on your fridge isn’t even close to adequate to get the industrial/pharmaceutical/chemical slurry out of your water.
    3. Eat more veggies. This might mean that you learn how to cook. Ask a vegetarian for ideas, as they certainly are not eating the volumes of steamed cabbage you may think they are but rather know how to make tasty veggies.
    4. Replace your salt and cooking oils with nutrient rich celtic sea salt and high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil.
    5. Stop drinking low grade non organic coffee, lower your alcohol consumption or at least choose organic red wine when possible. Maybe even switch over to high quality green teas as we have grown to LOVE them and they really do have hard science supporting their benefits.
    6. Color does really matter.  When you look at your plate you should see the rainbow. Different colors of food include different phytonutrients.  Include a variety.

     

     

    We know that exercise makes a difference but it can’t make up for poor diet and lifestyle choices.

    1. Find something that you enjoy.
    2. Don’t ruin your joints in your choice.
    3. Remember that flexibility, blood flow, muscular strength, and regularity are all important.
    4. Keep in mind that exercise increases the circulation of what is in your blood stream whether it is nutrients or toxins.

     

     

    We know that detoxifying the body is really important. We have found that after all these years in business that maybe 1 out of every 200 of our customers is interested in cleansing the body properly. If you expect to live a long and healthy life don’t neglect this area.

    1. Use herbs to get your liver cleaned out and restored.
    2. Incorporate intermittent fasting.
    3. Get sweaty, saunas are legitimate and powerful ways to detox.
    4. Move your lymph whether through rebounding, a chi machine, or regular massage.

     

     

    We know that the mind and soul need nourishment. I can say that 99% of our customers are pleasant individuals and that folks that tend to focus on a healthy lifestyle are more disposed to pleasantness. Be aware of the fact that stress isn’t bad. In fact it makes us strong.  It builds fortitude. But don’t let it destroy you. In fact, find ways to nurture and stretch yourselves. A sermon at church that convicts and speaks to your soul should not be avoided but embraced. When God’s voice albeit difficult to hear at times seems to be calling at you from multiple angles; listen. Avoiding issues or ugly truths will destroy your health and your soul over time.

     

     

    We know that there is profound power within the time tested tonic herbs and superfoods. Ginseng, reishi, cod liver oil, algae, schizandra and countless others are powerful and restorative compounds. They have to be quality, concentrated, and significant enough in dose to impart benefit to the body but when used correctly are the single most beneficial substances one can utilize. Don’t waste your time and money on some multi-level product marketed by a friend at the expense of using proven tonic/superfoods.

     

    Finally, we know that our choices really do matter. Be empowered by the fact that all of you reading this have access to everything mentioned in this article. You should also be empowered by knowing that there are others out here and science that has validated these choices. Count yourself in the tiny ranks of humanity that have the ability to see the big picture and that you aren’t putting your life into a random mixing bowl of probability but are daily shifting towards either better or worse health in large part through your own choices. Most of all have fun. If you are going to make the shift then own it, get excited about it, don’t look towards others for validation or see yourself as an outcast but be who you want to be and try to help others when they ask or are open to it.

    Don't feel overwhelmed by the fads.  Just start with what we know.

    Happy and Healthy New Year!

     

  • How Else Can I use my Champion Juicer?

    We recently wrote about the benefits of juicing.  We know that a juicer is an investment.  When purchasing a juicer, make sure that you find one that can be used for multiple purposes.  Not only will it make the investment more economical, but it will be another way to get healthy foods into your diet.

    ???????????????At Renewed Health Supply, we carry the Champion Juicer.  The Champion Juicer has a solid piece that can be subbed in for the juicing screen.  This allows you to use the Champion Juicer more as a grinder.  There is also a homogenizing body that can be purchased to turn the Champion Juicer into a grinder.

    When the Champion Juicer is turned into a grinder, it can be used to make things like baby food and nut butters.  Why not use it to make your next batch of hummus.  Since it homogenizes, it is a better choice for a smoother consistency.  The powerful motor of the Commercial Champion juicer means that your food will be heated less than your average blender of food processor, thus leaving more of the nutrients in your food.

    Check out this video for a few recipes and examples.

    Champion Juicer Grain MillIn addition to using the Champion Juicer to homogenize foods like nuts and beans, you can use the grain mill attachment to make flours.  But what is the benefit of grinding your own flours? First of all, you need to think about the freshness of the flour.  Do you ever worry about how long the flour has been on the shelves of the grocery store?  When you grind your own flour, you can know how long it has been around and can guarantee freshness.  Are you gluten free?  You can make flour out of all different kinds of grains.  Try grinding garbanzos to make garbanzo bean flour.  Never worry about gluten contamination when you have the control of the equipment that makes the flours.

    All of these extra functions are great uses of the Champion Juicer, but don't forget to keep on juicing!

     

     

  • What are the benefits of juicing?

    Juicing is more than just the latest health craze, it’s good for your body and it can veg-plate-5021be fun experimenting with different fruits and vegetables. But, before you run to the store and grab a fancy stainless juicer, it’s important to understand why you should be juicing in the first place. First and foremost, it allows for faster absorption of essential nutrients into the body because there is no fiber blocking these nutrients. Juicing provides you with a super abundance of critical minerals and vitamins, all in a cup. For example, you’d need to consume pounds of carrots or a dozen apples just to get the same concentration of nutrients as you would get from one cup of juice.

    Juicing also helps you to get nutrients from fruits or vegetables you may not mediterranean-dietalways consume. Vegetables like spinach, kale, or beets are good for you, but some of us may not like eating them. Try camouflaging their taste by juicing them with sweeter fruits to make sure you get your daily serving of veggies.

    You’ll shortly realize that from introducing more healthy juices into your diet, you’re not only feeling more energetic, but also craving healthier food habits. The more good you put into your body, the better you feel. Additionally, introducing wholesome juices into your diet will make youreevaluate your diet all around, resulting in better food choices.

    Lastly, juicing is fun! There’s so many different recipes and combinations that you will never be bored. The possibilities are endless, however, it’s important to invest in a good quality juicer, like one from Champion, to ensure you get the most out of your fruits and vegetables. Enjoy your new juicing adventure!

  • What is the Best Method of Water Purification?

    Water filters of all types, from simple carafe types, to carbon block, all the way to the highest quality reverse osmosis filters all have limitations.pure-water-facts Filters require openings for the water to pass through. A filter that may capture 98% of lead in the water, may in turn remove 5% of the arsenic present.

    Water distillers on the other hand work in a very different way. As a result they have the highest effectiveness in removing contaminates of any technology available. Water distillers not only remove organic contaminants but also radioactive isotopes, pharmaceutical traces in the water supply (of which there are a LOT), bacterial contaminates, viruses. They do all that without exposing yourself to plastic compounds synthetic filter media or glues.

    Water Distillers also don’t drop in their effectiveness ratings as filters do with age. In other words your distiller doesn’t drop 30-40% in its removing like a filter does. You simply cannot get the complex chemical slurry removed from your water without a distiller.

    Many of our customers have the impression that their bottled water delivery service is an adequate solution. This option has many flaws too. First off the water is stored in PLASTIC, long-term storage in plastic regardless of whether it is BPA free plastic is not advised. Water, especially pure water, will leach from plastic jugs. Water-CoolerThe water coolers found in countless homes and offices often harbor algaes that are rarely cleaned. In addition, they are constructed out of less than desirable materials.

    The high upfront cost of investing in a quality distiller will quickly be paid back from the savings of bottled water as well. Home distilled water is the purest water available and a quality distiller will last for many, many years.

     

  • What is the Healthiest Diet?

    There are lots of different approaches to diet. Paleo, Vegan, Raw, Mediterranean, Weston Price, Standard American, Macrobiotic, high fat, low fat, high protein, low protein and dozens of others. In fact in out 17 years of serving the natural health community with quality products, we have witnessed the crazes come and go. Somehow it seems that many of our customers benefit from very different dietary practices. How can this be? Is it possible that there truly isn't a best diet?The answer to that is likely no. There likely is a best diet, but that diet may very well not be the best diet for the entire population. We often ask our customers to explain to us exactly what they are trying to do. In other words, what is their goal or objective? Metabolic rates, current level of fitness, age, access to food, family dynamics (whether the family can get on board), and various other factors can play into whether a diet is going to be ideal for someone long term or if it simply becomes a diet for a phase of life.

    Although these diets vary a lot, there are some universal truths that bring similar benefits in spite of differences. The most significant is the exclusion of harmful items.food1 I don't care if you are a diehard Weston Price protocol follower or the most militant raw food vegan that has walked God's great earth, once you quit eating bags of cheese puffs and boxed cream filled cookies and replace it with real food you are going to benefit. In other words the "cleaning up" of the diet by removing food like substances benefits all types. I am convinced that most in the western world have absolutely no idea how much crap they are eating. The fact is most people eat very little real food. Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that the food you picked up from some fast casual breakfast restaurant that contains 42 ingredients in their bagel or the 30 ingredient ranch dressing on your salad for lunch is real food.  Unfortunately it isn't. It gets even crazier when you look at the caloric value of these food substances compared to real food.mediterranean-diet How much pure organic vegetable matter, grass fed meat, REAL oils, sea vegetables, fruits, healthy grains, sea salt, wild caught fish, grass fed raw dairy are you really eating? We hope a number of you have had that moment of realization and have made the shift but we need to realize that the broader population is still largely lost.

    I used to be very adamant that my dietary choices were the golden standards that everyone should follow, but I have come to realize that health can be gained/optimized through some very different approaches. My shift has been to help people that think they are making healthy choices through eating "health foods" make better choices that they can sustain over the long haul. Some need help to switch menu items at the same lousy restaurant, as that may be the extent that they really care about their own health. Others may be trying to eliminate all processed sugar, oils, and flour from their diet. In other words the will power, the belief in self, the desire to change has to be there. The individual has to believe deep down inside that the status quo is not where they want or are willing to stay in order for change to truly take place.

    One of the other universals of different diets is the replacing of food like substances with nutrient dense food. I don't necessarily mean calorie dense but nutrients as in vitamins, minerals, co factors, micronutrients. The body often screams for nutrients when eating a diet devoid of value.  This can trigger artificial cravings.  In fact, they really aren't artificial at all as the body truly needs the raw materials that junk food can never deliver. Herein lies a problem. You can't run an F16 fighter jet on 87 octane gas from your local gas station any more than you can run a body on deli meat and french fries long-term. The body will exhaust its stores either through chronic ailments that plague a person for years or through an acute shortening of the persons lifespan.

    Over the years I have become very frustrated with what many call greenwashing. This is the front that many companies put on to market their wares as healthy. Nothing is more disgusting than duping a consumer that is trying to switch from eating their artificially flavored cold cereal into eating your multigrain blueberry cereal when in fact your "blueberries" aren't even real but are made with artificial blueberry flavor, hydrogenated oil, and food dye. As a community of health conscious people we should and do hold companies responsible for this type of marketing, but it is not realistic to think that it will stop. We need to better educate ourselves to understand that, with few exceptions, packaged products will always fall short of real food. This should be enough for the ardent paleo adherent to align with the local macrobiotic in helping each other, our families, communities, and society build better health. Best of health!

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