Sep / 7

Farmers Market Vacation

We’ll be taking one more Saturday off and will not be at the PSU Saturday Farmers Market this weekend–Sept. 8th. Look for us by the music next Saturday the 15th. 

Aug / 27

Juice Cleanse Vacation this Weekend

FYI Pure Simple Juice Kitchen will be closed for orders on Sunday, September 2nd for a short vacation. Thanks for understanding!

Aug / 15

#2 Gut Killer-Gluten

Mass-produced breads and snack foods often contain genetically-modified grains that have not been allowed to germinate in their natural patterns. Instead they are comprised of larger size proteins (meaning hard to digest) and contain components which are altered to attack the gut of any bugs that may harvest on the grain. In turn as we consume more bread/wheat long-term we too get affected. Traditional practices of soaking, fermenting and sprouting grains help neutralize the effect of gluten, making it far more digestible however most of us don’t have the time or energy to fit this into our busy lives.

It is known now that an estimated 1 in 133 Americans have Celiac Disease (most of these people have no idea). Celiac is a condition in which people experience a destructive, inflammatory autoimmune response in their small intestine after eating gluten.

Additionally, around 18 million people have gluten intolerance or sensitivity in the USA. While Celiac disease causes significant damage to the intestine, gluten intolerance can cause wide-range inflammation which is often manifested more subtly in chronic conditions such as heart disease, migraines, infertility, depression/anxiety and ADHD just to mention a few.

 How do you know if you have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity?

 One way to find out is to do an elimination diet. You need to get out all the top allergens (soy, corn, gluten/wheat, dairy and peanuts) and follow a simple diet for minimum one week. This is great time to incorporate a Pure Simple Juice Cleanse as then you don’t have to worry about what to eat or not, you just drink juices and let your body rest. Following the elimination you then slowly reintroduce foods one at a time and monitor for any symptoms of intolerance/sensitivity (rash, indigestion, gas, acne, stuffy nose and the list goes on). It is helpful to work with a Naturopath, Dietitian or other licensed practitioner to assist with the process (check out our ‘additional healing therapy section’ for local recommendations & if your cleansing I’ll be happy to answer your questions/concerns).

 


Aug / 7

3 Gut Killers

Proper digestion is key to good health; your gut is vital to the process of food breakdown, absorption and elimination. Home to an endless community of bacteria, both good and bad, the fine balance of your gut can be affected by many factors.

Gut Killer #1  Antibiotics. 

 It’s true that at times antibiotics play a key role in addressing serious infections however often antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed and used as a ‘quick fix’. The reality is that antibiotic use is really more of a quick harm. If you think of your gut as a lush forest, taking years to grow and thrive, antibiotics are like a forest fire and one prescription can wipe out all your precious gut bacteria.  Making it difficult to rebuild and replenish especially with prolonged antibiotic use.

Solution. Take antibiotics sparingly and only when needed and make sure to include plenty of fermented foods and prebiotic containing foods in your diet regularly.

 Fermented foods (contain probiotics, healthy living bacteria):

miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, kombucha

 Prebiotic foods (stimulate bacteria growth):

chicory, dandelion greens, artichokes, banana, garlic, leek, onion, asparagus, oats

Jul / 31

Thank you!

It’s been over a year in business as in honor of all of our fabulous customers, supporters, staff and friends I want to say thank you to you!

Send a new friend our way for a Pure Simple Juice Cleanse experience and get $15 off your next cleanse or juice order (order minimum $75). Have them mention you when ordering or picking up their cleanse and we’ll send you a coupon for your next Pure Simple Juice purchase.

And it’s just in time as summer is a great time to cleanse. Busy with barbeques, camping, happy hours? We know how it goes, we are all excited to be out and about. Take a minute  (or just 3 days) for yourself and  your health and do a cleanse.

New to cleansing? My basic definition for a cleanse is ‘to get rid of what you don’t want or need in your diet’. All you do is follow the instructions and drink the juice. The Pure Simple Juice cleanse is a simple way to do an all liquid fast. We provide everything you need for three days of simple nutrition. Check out our frequently asked questions for more information.

Cleanses available weekly