Hopefully you signed up for our 2016 #WITT Challenge – but if not, all the details are below so keep reading! 🙂
You know I love the holidays just as much as you do… but I don’t love the bloated belly, disrupted sleep and erratic mood swings that come with a less than optimal holiday diet and schedule. Ya feel me?
I am willing to bet that you don’t either!
The parties. The hosting. The late nights. They’re all a ton of fun.
But it takes a toll on your body… and getting back on track can be a bit challenging.
There is something that I do every single day that helps put my body BACK in balance WAY faster… and I KNOW it will help you too!
I’ll give you one guess…
If you guessed JUICE, then you would be right!
The list of benefits are LONG – but here are 10 reasons you should NOT skip your daily juice… ever!
According to the Nobel Prize winner, Otto Heinrich Warburg, alkalinity plays a crucial role in our health!
With two doctorates, one in chemistry and a second in medicine, Dr. Warburg won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1931.
Dr. Warburg was awarded the Nobel prize for his discovery that cancer is caused by weakened cell respiration due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level and proving cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen), or acidic, conditions. In other words, the main cause for cancer is acidity of the human body.
In his Nobel Prize winning study, Dr. Warburg illustrated the environment of the cancer cell. According to Warburg, “damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH (acidity) at the cellular level. Warburg also wrote about oxygen’s relationship to the pH of cancer cells internal environment. Since fermentation was a major metabolic pathway of cancer cells, Warburg reported that cancer cells maintain a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. HE PROVED CANCER CANNOT GROW NOR DEVELOP IN BODY ALKALINITY OF 7.36.
He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen. Higher pH means higher concentration of oxygen molecules while lower pH means lower concentrations of oxygen. A normal healthy cell undergoes an adverse change when it can no longer take in oxygen to convert glucose into energy.
In the absence of oxygen, the cell reverts to a primal nutritional program to nourish itself by converting glucose through the process of fermentation. The lactic acid produced by fermentation lowers the cell pH (acid/alkaline balance) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. The cancer cells then begin to multiply. The lactic acid simultaneously causes severe local pain as it destroys cell enzymes. Cancer appears as a rapidly growing external cell covering, with a core of dead cells.”
The truth is… MOST PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN AN ACIDIC STATE!
These test strips are so easy to use to see where your pH is at (urine test to do at home).
What is a healthy pH in the body?
Blood – The average pH is slightly alkaline at 7.4
Mouth – The average pH is slightly acidic to neutral at 6.5 to 7.5 for proper functioning of enzymes, such as amylase or ptyalin – which help breakdown food for digestion
Stomach – The average pH is low and acidic at around 4-6 in the upper stomach and around 1.5 to 3 in the lower stomach. The low pH is due to hydrochloric acid, which helps to ensure proper functioning of the enzyme, pepsin.
Intestines – The average pH is slightly acidic to neutral at around 5-7
What happens when your pH is too acidic (acidosis)?
Confusion / Mental Fog
Dream time is diminished – dream expansion
Anaerobic pathogens – weakened immunity
Poor muscle performance
As you can see, having an overly acidic body is grounds for disaster. Nobody wants to feel bad all day! And I KNOW you don’t want that. Which is why alkalizing your body is so important.
There are a ton of reasons your body becomes too acidic, but on the flip side, there are also so many ways to increase alkalinity and increase your overall health and wellbeing.
What causes an acidic environment?
Not enough fruits and veggies
There are 2 types of acidosis – respiratory and metabolic.
Respiratory acidosis occurs when the lungs cannot remove the CO2 the body produces, which causes body fluids, especially the blood, to become acidic. This may happen because of:
chronic airway conditions, like asthma
injury to the chest
obesity, which can make breathing difficult
overuse of alcohol
muscle weakness in the chest
problems with the nervous system
deformed chest structure
Metabolic acidosis starts in the kidneys instead of the lungs. It occurs when they can’t remove enough acid from the body. There are three major forms of metabolic acidosis:
Diabetic acidosis, which occurs in people with poorly controlled diabetes. If your body lacks enough insulin, ketones build up in your body and acidify your blood.
Hyperchloremic acidosis results from a loss of sodium bicarbonate. This base helps to keep the blood neutral. Both diarrhea and vomiting can cause this type of acidosis.
Lactic acidosis occurs when there’s too much lactic acid in your body. Many things can cause a buildup of lactic acid. These include chronic alcohol use, heart failure, cancer, seizures, liver failure, prolonged lack of oxygen and low blood sugar. Even prolonged exercise can lead to lactic acid buildup.
The GOOD news is that you can create balance again!
Here are some tips to begin implementing RIGHT NOW to get you feeling great once again.
As your coach this year… I am excited at all the amazing things we get to do together.
I know you want to feel amazing.
And I know that you deserve to as well.
Now you may know that my personal health journey started just 5 years ago. I was stressed out, my sleep was erratic, my mood was less than pleasant and I was a good 35 pounds overweight.
I’m being totally serious.
The before pic is me BEFORE juicing and reclaiming my worth as a human being. The after? Well, that’s me now living the life of my dreams in a body that I work hard to keep healthy each day. The hardest part of my journey wasn’t the upkeep – it was getting started! Now that I know better, I do better. And that is why I have dedicated my life to helping others achieve the same thing, because it’s possible! And you’re worth it! If that resonates with you, head over to my Instagram page and get your daily dose of inspiration and tips to keep you moving forward. Lifelong change is within your reach and I know you can get where you want to go. I believe in you. I want you to believe in you as well! And join our #WITT30 Challenge!
I knew that I didn’t want to stay the way I was any longer so despite my hesitation, at the advice of a friend, I decided to try a fresh pressed green juice and the rest is history.
So when it comes to actually supporting your body’s needs and it’s craving for balance, you need to learn HOW to juice for HEALTH and VITALITY.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when they start juicing is that they don’t know how to juice the RIGHT way.
1. Aim for a 4:1 ratio – veggies to fruit
Fruit is healthy, sure. But you can have too much HEALTHY sugar too. Sugar creates inflammation and inflammation creates disease.
Stick to low glycemic fruits, like green apples and berries and mix up your veggies, always remembering to add in as many greens as possible for that incredible benefits, such as alkalizing – to balance all the acid from the world we live in today – anti-inflammatory, fuel for your cells, helps to even out skintone and support healthy immunity. I could go on and on.
2. Include a good base, like cucumber or celery
These are loaded with water, so they are great for hydration as well as providing a good base to your juice. Plus they’re delicious!
3. Don’t be afraid of superfoods – turmeric and ginger are my favorites to add in’s
Both are chock-full of anti-inflammatory properties, not to mention they give your juice a major kick!
I always ask for extra at the juice bar and when I make my own, nobody will drink it because it’s way too potent!
4. Don’t be afraid of herbs
Parsley, basil and mint are some of my favorites. Experiment. Some you’ll absolutely love and others, well, not so much and that’s okay. Only one way to find out though.
5. Don’t get stuck with the same juice recipe
The saying, “eat the rainbow” is true, even when juicing! Each vegetable and fruit provides their own set of unique benefits. In order to reap all the rewards, mix it up!
6. Be strategic about when you drink your juice
On an empty stomach is best to allow all the incredible micronutrients a chance to find their way into your cells to be used as fuel.
Pre and post workout are also great times to drink juice for energy producing fuel. Complex carbs (such as those found in fruits and veggies) provide glucose, which is then turned into useable energy, giving your muscles a consistent energy supply during your workout.
Juicing after a workout is also great to replenish your glycogen stores (sugar stores, the good sugars). Refueling with the right nutrients, such as protein, carbs and electrolytes helps ease muscle soreness. Water is super important, of course. But nutrients are essential as well, especially when putting that kind of stress on the body.
7. BONUS: Drink your juice right away
The longer it sits, the less quality nutrients are present. You want those enzymes ALIVE and KICKING’ so make it fresh and drink it within 20-30 minutes.
If you’re too busy to make your own, grab some our our organic green juice – Organifi. Mix 1 scoop in water and go! Or do what I like to do and blend it into a superfood shake. YUM!
If any of those sound amazing too you – don’t take my word for it. Give it a try for yourself!
I can guarantee that you will feel better IF you commit to creating a consistent habit of providing micronutrients to your hard working body on a daily basis.
I thought my friend was absolutely nuts when he told me it would change my life. But here I am today, sharing all that I have learned with you – because it DID change my life and I know it can have an incredible impact for you too.
Are you signed up for our 30-day challenge? We started January 4th, but it’s not too late to join!
It’s FREE and there are some really cool prizes for you to WIN after the 30 days are up!
BONUS: When you sign up, you’ll get access to exclusive challenge coupons each week and the tools you need for transformation success, such as guides, workouts, workbooks and videos!
2016 CAN BE YOUR BEST YEAR YET… and I want to help you get there!
Comment below and let me know that you are IN! I am so excited to walk side-by-side with you on this journey.
Remember, we’re in this together.
P.S. Check out some of our incredibly inspiring community members – JUST LIKE YOU! Read some of their transformation stories here.
Remember Brenda and Gerardus, our 90-day transformation challenge winners from last year?They are still going strong! I absolutely LOVE seeing people live the life they’ve always dreamed of. You can have it too! Join our 2016 challenge and let the Fitlife team guide and support you on your journey!
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
During my FitLife transformation, I lost 70 pounds! That's why I signed up for the protocol, but the most exciting result is that I found ME in the process. I had been hiding under a pile of pounds, self-doubt, and grief! FitLife changed my life and I knew I had to share it with others.
-Lynne, Longwood FL
I started with Fitlife back in 2011-2012…I wrote into Fitlife asking for an extreme amount of help. I was 300 pounds, with high cholesterol, and Drew helped me transform my life. I lost over 130 pounds and I no longer have high cholesterol. Not only did I lose weight, so did my husband, who lost over 70 pounds!