The Feast

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our Family Juice Diet

My wife and I have been drinking Uri International's whole food organic juices since October of 07. Since that time my wife has lost over 30 lbs. and 3 dress sizes (from a 14 to a 10). I have lost 20lbs and one pant size (from a 46 to a 44). I also experienced absolutely no grass or tree pollen allergies this season! Both of us have arthritis and the juice has helped with some of the pain and stiffness. And we have energy that lasts all day long.

Our daily routine is one scoop of "The Feast", one scoop of "The Feast Supercharged", one scoop of "Beyond Berries" and one scoop of "Vegetein" in either 6oz's of soy milk, juice or organic yogurt for breakfast. This gives us the nutrition we need, incredible energy and keeps us satisfied until lunch.

For lunch it's some lean protein like chicken, fish or turkey with a fresh, organic salad with a balsamic/virgin olive oil dressing.

We have another juice at 3:30pm at the time we usually would experience a lull in our energy level. This juice gives us the energy boost we need in the afternoon.

For dinner again it's a lean source of protein, some good lipids and complex carbohydrates from raw, fresh, organic produce. And that's it!

We drink only our juice and water, try to exercise daily and rest for 8 hours a day. We feel better at 53 and 50 than we did in our thirties. The importance of good nutrition, hydration, exercise and rest becomes more important as we age.

I thank God for products like "The Feast", "The Feast Supercharged" , "Beyond Berries" and "Vegetein". Organic whole food nutrition in an easy to mix powder that is ready when you are. At about $1 per serving these products represent a great nutritional value. Live organic super foods dried quickly at low temperatures to preserve the live enzymes and probiotics provide the necessary nutrients in a form that is easily absorbed and utilized by the body!

Grace and Peace,

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Difference Between Whole Food Nutrition and Vitamins

The purpose of this post is to explain the difference between whole food nutrition and vitamin and mineral supplementation. In nature, vitamins and minerals are never isolated; they are always present in food in complex form, meaning synergistically connected to other nutrients and elements. Synergy means that each element works with and is interconnected with each other. No nutrient stands alone in whole foods. Most of these synergists are unknown to scientists, but keep in mind the identity of a nutrient is found in connection with all necessary food substances, not isolated by itself. Each vitamin has a specific function and cannot be replaced by something else. The factors that influence the absorption of a nutrient relate not only to the nature of the nutrient itself, but also the interaction with other components (synergists) in the food. If you are deficient in one vitamin, the orchestra of nutrients in the body can be hindered in their metabolic function.

We must understand man can never duplicate nature perfectly, especially when all vitamins, minerals, phyto-chemicals and enzymes are not yet known to man. He does not know what they are, has not discovered them yet, their action in the body, and the effect they have in the body isolated or with its other thousands synergistic substances. How can a scientist produce what he has not yet discovered? Nutrition should not be guess work. Man at his best will never be able to produce the synergy of nature. Put your trust in nature.

There are thousands of unknown elements in each food. Ten years ago we knew nothing about phyto-chemicals (phyto=plant, plant chemicals), but they were in whole foods, put there by nature, absorbed from the soil, and are absolutely necessary for normal metabolic activates. Without them we lay the foundation for a weak immune system and disease.

In an article by Judith DeCava called, “Biochemistry of Foods and Supplements”, it is stated, “To isolate or separate a vitamin, mineral, amino acid or other component and call it a nutrient is just as impractical as isolating a steering wheel, battery, or carburetor and calling it an automobile. It won’t work without the other parts.” She also states that electron microscopy indicates that isolated USP vitamins appear larger and have a crystalline appearance compared to vitamins in a natural food complex which have more of a rounded and smaller appearance. Scientists know that particle size is an important factor determining its absorbability.

Another very important factor which is seldom if ever explained to us is a term called selective absorption. This simply means that the body must choose what it needs and when it needs a nutrient to keep itself metabolically sound. All the known and unknown nutrients must be present at any given time to be absorbed. Only whole food can supply these.

Fruits and vegetables and other whole foods are absolutely, unequivocally necessary on a daily basis for all humans, adults and children. It is stated that we should eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Do you? Of course not. I would like to add something to this. Three of these fruits and vegetables should be dense, nutritious choices like parsley, kale, spinach, broccoli, and beets. When we do eat these foods, they are usually cooked. Cooking can be detrimental because of nutrient losses, making the equation even more difficult.

Here is why we need live whole food supplementation instead of a bunch of vitamin pills:

1. We do not eat enough fruits and vegetables.
2. We cannot always get seasonal fresh produce.
3. The soil and our foods can be very nutrient deficient.
4. We do not eat the dense nutritious fruits and vegetables. If we do, we cook them and destroy a large part of the necessary enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Keep in mind frozen, processed, and canned foods can be deficient, to say nothing of foods that are shipped in from distant places that are losing their nutrient value.
5. We do not eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
6. Fruits and vegetables are necessary for everybody throughout their lifetime. Synthetic supplements may not be.
7. The known and unknown synergistic nutrients are in whole foods-fruits and vegetables. They are not in man made supplements.

We know that the foods we are eating on a daily basis are not doing the job. It is a mistake to think that deficient soils and overcooked foods will support a healthy lifestyle and longevity. Plenty of studies have proven these statements otherwise. In some situations supplements are necessary. Your first priority is to eat wholesome foods prepared with the least amount of heat possible. Secondly, choose a wide variety of concentrated organically grown food sources to support your diet. Thirdly, choose a live, organic vitamin and mineral supplement like "The Feast" to supplement your diet. And, finally drink plenty of fresh, purified water to cleanse and replenish your body.

Grace and Peace,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beyond Berries is Beyond Fruit Juice!

BEYOND BERRIES™Live Whole Food Based InstaFresh™ Juice Powder Supreme Fruit & Berry Blend is a supreme blend of Nature’s most nutrient rich fruits and berries. Beyond Berries is the one and only product on the planet that delivers a full, synergistic combination of antioxidant rich concentrated fruits and berries, active enzymes, fulvic minerals and probiotics. Beyond Berries provides more antioxidant rich fresh fruit and berry concentrates per serving than any other fruit or berry supplement.

Beyond Berries™

Does not contain synthetic, isolated or inorganic vitamins and minerals.

Dried at temperatures below 100°F.Preservative free.


Nutritious and delicious. Tastes Great!

Each serving contains naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds, amino acids, enzymes, essential fatty acids, fiber & phytonutrients.

The proprietary low-temperature drying process concentrates live whole foods and fresh, raw juices into nutrient dense, great tasting, juice powders for the ultimate in all natural, convenient nutrition.

One jar of Beyond Berries live whole food based, InstaFresh™ juice makes approximately 180 fluid ounces of juice which provides excellent value. Beyond Berries provides a quality, quantity and variety of ingredients that is superior to synthetic, pasteurized or preserved liquid and powder supplements. For optimal convenience in all natural nutrition, there’s nothing better than nutrient rich, non-pasteurized, unpreserved, concentrated fruits and berries like those found in Beyond Berries.

Typical ORAC Value: per suggested use 4,140. Per jar 124,200.
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Grace and Peace,

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Best Meal Replacement Ever!

I am about to have my daily morning drink. No, not coffee. I quick blend 1 cup of soy milk, 1 cup of Stoneyfield Farm organic yogurt, 1 scoop of "The Feast Supercharged", 1 scoop of "Beyond Berries" and 1 scoop of "Vegetein™" and I'm on my way. It takes about 5min. to prepare and clean up and it tastes great! It satisfies my 6'5" 300lb. appetite satisfied for 4 hours! I just drink water.

Some days I will do two or three of these in a day. Sometimes I substitute water for the soy milk and fresh or frozen organic fruit for the yogurt. This drink is low fat, high in live enzymes, probiotics, fulvic minerals, protein, high quality carbohydrates and packed with antioxidants. One of these drinks alone has the recommended daily ORAC value. It's a great drink for the kids before school, especially the picky eaters! Just substitute "The Feast" for "The Feast Supercharged" and only the "Beyond Berries" if anyone is allergic to nuts.

When fasting I just use water, "The Feast", "The Feast Supercharged", "Beyond Berries" and "Vegetein". I drink 4-7 of them a day for one to seven days. I do a 3 Day fast for the first three days of each month. I feel great at 52 and it helps me control my weight.

Try some of these yourself. I pick up organic soy milk at the market or at Costco. I get my "Feast", "Feast Supercharged", "Beyond Berries" and "Vegetein" from Uri International at:

Grace and Peace,

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Grace and Peace,