December 2017
gift of health

The Gift of Health: it always fits, it's always the perfect color and your friend or relative will look and feel fabulous! Seriously, if you want to give a wonderful gift that keeps on giving, contact me for information on Juice Plus+ and our Tower Garden. Another benefit - you'll be helping them get a jump on their New Year's resolutions.
CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) 


Fruits and vegetables can be delicious and  nutritious -- but too many Americans are still passing them by, a new report finds.

Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount of fruit daily, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Eat more fruits and vegetables - a good reminder as we head into a new year!
Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop
NY Times, Nicholas Bakalar, 11/14/17

Photo credit: Karsten Moran
GREAT NEWS! Sugar-sweetened drinks are not as popular as they once were.  According to a new study based on a continuing national health survey, 60.7 percent of children and 50 percent of adults drank a sugary beverage on any given day in 2014, down from 79.7 percent of children and 61.5 percent of adults in 2003....

Dr. Bleich offered several possible reasons for the declining consumption of sugary drinks: wide publicity about the dangers of obesity, changes to food allowances in federal nutrition programs, improvements in school lunch menus and reformulations of some foods by manufacturers and retailers. The soda tax now imposed in a few cities has had an effect, too, she said.

What about you and your family? Are you drinking less soda?
TG lites
Grow Up & Inside - take 2!

We recently announced an amazing update for our Tower Garden Lights!

These new Full Spectrum LED Lights are designed to sit on top of the Tower Garden and have a built-in timer and hidden power cords. In addition, the adjustable arms make it very easy to redirect light to the plants that need it the most.

Stay tuned - they are scheduled to be released this month!

Note: this video is hosted on Facebook, so when you click to watch the video, you'll automatically be directed to FB.
December 12th - Gift of Health Events 

open house
Open House 11am - 6:30pm
Gift of Health Stories - 9pm

Contact me with questions - I hope you can join us!
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Rachel Smartt
Rachel Smartt, Naturopathic Doctor
Nat'l Marketing Director &Juice Plus+
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A Colorful and Tasty recipe
brussel sprouts

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios, Cranberries & Parmesan

1 1/4 lb. Brussels sprouts
2 tsp olive oil, divided
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
(vegan option: use Nutritional Yeast)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
Salt to taste