Scary Sugar
October 2016
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cute ghost
It's October, so beware, we're going to scare you this month! Consider this quote: 
"It seems like every time I study an illness and trace a path to the first cause, I find my way back to sugar." Richard Johnson, a nephrologist at the University of CO, Denver.

Now...commit to being intentional about any sugar you eat, whether it's cloaked in a brightly colored wrapper, is large part of your coffee habit or is in your favorite spaghetti sauce.
A new way to eat?

80 percent full
Hara hachi bu is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80% full. It is a cultural practice that can still be found today among communities of Okinawans who live on the island of the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

Hara hachi bu is one of many dietary and lifestyle customs that medical professionals attribute to the Okinawans' famously long and healthy lives...By following the principles of the hara hachi bu teaching, Okinawans eat smaller portions and eat more slowly than their overeating counterparts. Being in tune with their bodies also allows them to know when to stop while most other cultures do not even allow time for the satiety or "I'm full" signal to get from the stomach to the brain (which can take up to 20 minutes) before they continue more.
cherry tomatoes
The BEST Candy:  
Cherry Tomatoes!

Cherry tomatoes, eaten right off the there anything better?  "Cherry tomatoes are like candy,"  says chef Craig Koketsu.

If you can resist their deliciousness as you pick them off of your Tower Garden, here are two easy & delicious recipes to try: Pickled Cherry Tomatoes and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.
And now for the "real" candy
halloween candy

Back to being intentional about grabbing goodies from your children's halloween treats - do you know how much you have to exercise to get rid of the calories contained in those innocuous "fun-size" treats? 

Click here and decide for yourself whether or not your favorites are really worth it.   Spoiler alert: 734 Jumping Jacks "pays" for one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! Now that's scary!
Your Immune System & Juice Plus+
immune system

Have you been seeing ads for the flu shot? Are you concerned about your immunity to fight the various ailments that we are exposed to at this time of the year?  

Make sure your Juice Plus+ shield is strong and working for you!  The JP+ research PROVES that it supports a healthy immune system in ALL types of people:  from stressed out law students to healthcare workers to the elderly and to high end military teams. Read more.
Si Se Puede!

Tower Garden
Bronx Educator Stephen Ritz, with his contagious energy, continues to make a difference in so many lives. This month his organization, The Green Bronx Machine, debuted the first ever National Health, Wellness & Learning Center!

Tower Gardens are so much more than a convenient, earth-friendly way to grow delicious produce.  They are the ultimate "hands-on" learning machine!

"Eight parts of a full stomach sustain the man; the other two sustain the doctor." ~ Japanese Proverb

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Rachel Smartt
Rachel Smartt, Naturopathic Doctor
Nat'l Marketing Director &Juice Plus+
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