We're so excited about spring this year! We've put in our first veggie garden for salads and juicing. We've also stepped up our sprouting jars for sunflower seeds, almonds, mung beans and sesame seeds. We just acquired an Excalibur food dehydrator, and have been having great fun with creating seed crackers, dehydrating the sprouted seeds and nuts, and are looking forward to dehydrating some garden produce coming up soon. I've come up with some fun recipes that I'll be sharing on our blog.
We've upgraded our Gem Elixir website with more elixirs and more information so it's easy to find just the right elixir for your needs. We've gotten some great reports back from thrilled customers on these elixirs. I use these regularly, and I can testify to both their potency and effectiveness.
This past month has been very good for teaching me about the value of challenges--be it physical, mental/emotional or spiritual. It is really all one thing. There isn't a separate "body" over here, with a "mind" over there, and a "spirit" somewhere around. It's all my life in all its dimensions--the physical is a reflection of an emotional state or issue; some spiritual conundrum affects my ability to think or feel, that in turn affects my body. It's all connected. So, anything I can do to uplift my life affects everything in my life.
So here's to spring! The newest upliftment for all living things.
In vibrant health,
Shay Arave, President
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by Mark Hyman, MD
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by Shay Arave
Extensive scientific research has been done over recent decades on the mind-body connection, as well as the food-wellness complex, so even the most skeptical cereal-box-HMO hugger may be enlightened. Of course, the free market being what it is, a lot of this scientific research has been harnessed to the service of profit-making often to the point where anyone attempting to figure out what route to wellness to take is going to have their head spinning. Throw in the internet, and it's usually information overload.
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THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE: Paradigm Shift
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