Prevention is Still the Best Medicine

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The latest statistics show that 1 in 3 people live with some form of cardiovascular disease, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will develop cancer,  1 in 3 people will develop diabetes by 2050, 1 in 3 people is obese and 116 million people are living with chronic pain. No wonder the US national healthcare expenditures are approaching $3 trillion a year.

As for our children’s generation, 1 in 3 is obese, 1 in 3 will develop diabetes in their lifetime, more than 25% of children take prescription drugs on a regular basis and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children as young as 8 can be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

“This may be the first generation of children to have shorter life expectancy than their parents,” said Dr David Katz, head of Preventative Medicine at Yale University.

Grave words but the good news is you can do something to avoid being part of these statistics. According to renowned pediatrician and author of bestselling parenting books, Dr William Sears, “75% of all chronic disease is preventable.”

What can we do to prevent disease? Here are things you can do today:

  1. Manage stress- When you feel stressed, practice deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, prayer, yoga, autogenic visualization. Closing your eyes while breathing in and out slowly for at least five minutes can work wonders.
  2. Get adequate sleep- Adults should get at least 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on the weekends.
  3. Exercise- Exercise does not always have to mean engaging in strenuous activities. It can be as light as doing chores and walking like you’re late for an appointment for at least 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.
  4. Consume less processed food and eat more whole foods especially fruits and vegetables.

By far, the best way to prevent disease is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Internationally renowned physician Dr Isadore Rosenfeld advises, “Eating fresh fruits and vegetables every day is critical to good nutrition.”

Health expert and “The Omni Diet” author Tana Amen wrote in her book: “Mother Nature has packed countless powerful benefits into food. It is truly nature’s medicine! Food can be as healing as a medication. By choosing the right foods you can break some of the bonds of chronic disease. You can positively change the action of your immune system, hormones, genes, and blood sugar. You can help slash your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia and many other diseases.”

The USDA currently recommends filling half of our plates with fruits and vegetables at every meal, which translates to 7-13 servings every day. Why? Because fruits and vegetables are the best sources of antioxidants. Our bodies need antioxidants to neutralize oxidative stress which is damaging to our cells. Cell damage contributes to disease and aging.

However, most people don’t get the recommended 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables in their diets everyday due to various reasons–busy lifestyles, sugar addiction, aversion to fruits and vegetables.

How can you bridge this nutritional gap?

Juice Plus is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get 17-25 servings of fruits, vegetables and grains every single day. Respected doctors like Dr William Sears, Dr David Katz and Dr Isadore Rosenfeld take and recommend Juice Plus to their patients.

Juice Plus contains concentrated fruit and vegetable juice powders of whole fruits and vegetables picked at the peak of ripeness and dried at very low temperatures to preserve phytonutrients.

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Juice Plus comes in three different juice powder blends:

  1.  Garden Blend is the blended vegetable juice powders of beet, broccoli, cabbage, parsley, carrot, spinach, tomato, kale, brown rice bran and oat bran.
  2. Orchard Blend comes from the juice of whole apple, acerola cherry, pineapple, cranberry, papaya, orange and peach.
  3. Vineyard Blend contains the juice powder of cranberry, elderberry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, raspberry, bilberry, red currant and concord grape.

All three blends are available in capsules and chewables.

Juice Plus quality and contents are certified by the not-for-profit health and safety company NSF International and certified kosher. It is gluten free, contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and has no added starch.

Juice Plus is the most researched nutritional product in the world. Over 30 independent, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies have proven that Juice Plus delivers key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body thereby reducing oxidative stress and key biomarkers of systemic inflammation. These studies have also shown that Juice Plus supports a healthy immune system, helps protect DNA, supports cardiovascular wellness, and promotes healthy skin and gums.

These studies have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals like the Journal of Nutrition, Journal of American College of Cardiology and many others.

This is why Dr William Sears recommends it. “Juice Plus is a great way to get fresh fruits and vegetables into kids. In fact, it’s the only supplement I take.”

Dr Isadore Rosenfeld, considered one of the best doctors around the world, also take it. “I take Juice Plus. My family takes Juice Plus. It’s the next best thing I know to fresh fruits and vegetables.”

How about you? Bridge your nutritional gaps with Juice Plus, prevent disease, and live life to the Plus!  Order now and transform your family’s health. If you have children ages 4-21, you may be eligible to get their Juice Plus supply FREE with an adult order. Contact me now to learn how.

If you would like more information about healthy living and Juice Plus, you are invited to attend a free event called “Vitality from the Inside Out” by Dr Jan Roberto. Dr Roberto is a medical doctor who has been practicing full time Family Medicine since 1989 and is part owner and managing partner of the Springfield Center for Family Medicine, a clinical practice that provides comprehensive care to over 20,000 patients. Dr Roberto is passionate about the message of staying healthy by choosing a lifestyle that promotes wellness and longevity.

This event will be held on February 21st, 7pm, at the UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. To RSVP and get tickets for this FREE event, please visit

Ruth DePeralta is an independent distributor for Juice Plus and a wife and mother of three.  She is passionate about Juice Plus because of the difference she has seen it make in the life of her family.  For more information or to order, contact her at or order online at


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