What's in This Gorgeous Carrot Juice?
Carrots for maintaining better health of our eyes and skin
Lemon for liver cleansing
Ginger for increasing circulation & controlling our inflammation
Garlic for killing viruses, bacteria and infections


On December 8th, 2011 at about 10:45pm, a brain tumor exploded in my left temporal lobe...and I was rushed to the Los Angeles Medical Center for emergency brain surgery...

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Your 2019 High Point: What Have You Done (So Far) That You're Feeling Proud Of?

Written by Nita Riggs Samuels on August 8th, 2019

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"Your light shines EVEN BRIGHTER in the darkness. So never lose hope."

For the love (and health perks) of avocados!

  It may sound crazy, but I’m addicted to calling avocados super-food jewels. Why? Because they’re rich, creamy, and packed with disease-zapping phytochemicals and monounsaturated healthy fats. Avocado’s such an amazing food! And I’ve gotta be honest–the more I learned about the jawdropping health perks of avocado, the more my eyes rounded. I couldn’t help but wonder how something this

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Cheers to making the tastiest “so-good-for-you” carrot juice!

  Hey–you know something? I’ve always LOVED making fresh carrot juice from organic produce. And when you add in that super-tart lemon juice, the taste just explodes with TONS of flavor–AND health perks! I can’t lie–drinking this feels amazingly cleansing. Not just because it’s delicious, but it’s a serious comfort knowing that you’re doing beautiful things for your own health

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Your 2019 High Point–What Have You Done (So Far) That You’re Pretty Proud Of?

Here we go–another year we’re flying through already. 2019 is seriously fast-tracking it–SHEESH! Once again, it’s hard to believe that we’re on the verge of sailing past mid-summer…WOW. I mean come on, it seems like we just rang in the new year… And yep, there I am in the photo to your left–breathing in super-soothing Descanso Gardens (in La Canada

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Are Family & Friends Driving You Nuts, Grilling You About Your Health Decisions? Here Are 6 Ways To Handle That Stress…

When you get that cancer diagnosis (or any diagnosis), it’s no easy thing. I know–there’s SO MUCH to deal with. Huge decisions to make. And on top of all this, our family, our friends…they often wanna jump right in. They’ve gotta help…with suggestions, advice, with any and everything they can offer.   I get it. It’s because they’re concerned. They

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Your 2018 High Point–What Have You Done (So Far) That You’re Especially Proud Of?

Always hard to believe that Spring is already here…it seems like the year just began. That phrase we’re always hearing, “time flies” is no joke! Which makes me wonder–what have you done this 2018 year that you’re feeling pretty proud of? I’m sure there’s something you’ve done (so far) that makes you happy…doesn’t matter how seemingly small. It can be any

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“Thank You Berry Much–the Many Ways These Tasty Gems Can Keep Us Going Strong”

“You want a smoothie?” I’ll ask my husband some mornings before work. The rotation is usually between that and a freshly made green juice. “Sure,” he says. “That’ll work.” And his request is usually berry, meaning a combination of fresh organic raspberries and blueberries. Fresh, as in we usually buy them from the local farmer’s market, rinse and then freeze them

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So Glad I Quit Being An Idiot & Realized How Powerful Green Juice Really Is

The old “screwball” days…back when I wanted nothing to do with a green juice… “But…it’s so…GREEN. Look, I don’t know…how can I like this? It’s probably like drinking a glass of cold grass or something. Green juice? Thanks but NO THANKS. Orange or apple I can handle…but green? I’ll pass, thanks…” Those were once the wacky thoughts that I had

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