Allergy Relief Tea

ALLERGY RELIEF TEAI love when Winter turns into Spring – playing outside, gardening, walks – glorious.  However, all the outdoor time can cause allergies to start to kick into high gear. Skip the over-the-counter pills, here’s a natural way to help you breathe better and boost your immune system too.


  • 2.5 cups hot filtered water
  • 1′ sliced ginger
  • 2 tsp organic green tea
  • 2 tsp local raw honey
  • 1 tsp local bee pollen


Pour 2.5 cups hot filtered water over 1” sliced ginger, 2 tsp organic green tea and steep in teapot for 10 minutes or till warm to touch. Then add 2 tsp local raw honey and 1 tsp local bee pollen. (You wait till the water isn’t hot just warm since it keeps the efficacy of the honey and bee pollen in place).

Drink once or twice daily for two weeks. If you have asthma or severe springtime allergies you may need to extend the duration of time you drink this. Test your body to see how you feel and adjust intake as needed.

Why It Works:

Your body mistakes pollen for bodily invaders like fungal spores and dust mites. This triggers the immune system to respond by releasing histamine. Histamine causes inflammation and irritation to the soft tissues, which leads to seasonal suffering [source: Bupa].

It seems that by exposing yourself to tiny amounts of the pollen that you are allergic too through honey and bee pollen, your immune system becomes less sensitive to the allergen.

Raw honey is filled with healthy, natural “good” bacteria which help boost immunity. By consuming consuming honey you are getting lots of ‘good’ bacteria which helps restore the correct balance in the digestive tract. Strong immunity always begins with a healthy functioning digestive system.

[source: Bee Pollen Buzz]


Benefits of An Epsom Salt Bath

Benefits of an epsom salt bath

This mama loves herself a nice warm soak in the tub, especially if it includes Epsom salt. I cannot say enough about how relaxing and rejuvenating it feels.  It also helps slough off dead skin and detox the body while adding a mineralizing boost to the body.

Epsom salt-
Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound composed of magnesium and sulfates.Action:

Add 2 cups of epsom salt to warm bath water and soak up all the benefits for atleast 30 minutes.
Since this bath is very detoxing you may only want to do it once a week at first.  You may even feel sore the next day with all the detoxing that is going on.

  • Replenishes magnesium levels in the body
  • Great for stress relief
  • Relieves muscle cramps
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Reduces inflammation.
    Alkalizes the body
  • Natural migraine remedy
  • Mood booster, helps the body produce serotonin.

Homemade Almond Joy Immitation

20140329-145216.jpgMy favorite candy bar of all time is the almond joy. The cocouttyness is out of control! I wanted to take a stab at making a homemade healthier version of the classic concotion.  Make this for those you love, show your sweethearts how sweet you think they are!

Chocolate Recipe
6tbsp chocolate powder
6tbsp coconut oil
2.5 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Coconut Filling
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp shredded coconut flakes
2 tsp. tbsp raw cane sugar
2 tbsp creamed coconut
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First mix the chocolate ingredients together on a double boiler. When we’ll incorporated, pore enough chocolate to fill a 1/2 inch layer at bottom of a lined mini muffin tray or unlinedsilicone tray to make bite sized candies. Reserve half of chocolate to coat filling.


When chocolate hardens layer coconut filling into middle, use about a tsp in each, add an almond on top, then pour chocolate to coat the coconut/almond center and freeze to set up.

These are amaze. I store mine in fridge , they’ll stay good for a week or so.

DIY Skin Brightener – Look Light & Bright

skin brightenerCOMMERCIAL SKIN BRIGHTENERS AND LIGHTENERS often contain toxic and harsh ingredients like Hydroquinone (a bleaching cream banned in many countries).  Our skin is very absorbent and if you wouldn’t eat something, don’t put it on your skin!

I love making DIY products!! When you buy the individual ingredients you can be sure everything going into your product is natural and of high quality. This skin lightener blend has really faded my freckles and made my complexion brighter and contains only Healthy Homemaker approved ingredients.

To BRIGHTEN SKIN, create an even and glowing complexion, lighten up freckles & dark spots for beautiful skin, here’s how!

Combine Organic Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For All Over Mask:

Apply a thin layer all over face, leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off well.

For dark spot correction:

Apply to dark spots topically with cotton swab, wait 20 minutes, and rinse well.


Apply mask/dark spot corrector daily until desired results are reached.

Store in airtight jar in fridge.  It will keep for a week.

In this ratio the turmeric should wash off the skin easily but

Be advised: turmeric could stain fabrics and other surfaces (like fingernails) so be careful!

Beauty benefits:


  • High in antioxidants which counteract skin damaging free radicals.
  • Exfoliates skin and improves skin’s texture and smooths wrinkles.
  • It helps reduce hyper pigmentation and evens out the skin tone.
  • It helps reduce skin inflammatory conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Raw Honey-

  • Antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial making it great for treating acne.
  • Gently heals and softens skin.
  • Helps moisturize skin.
  • Helps shrink pores.

Lemon Juice-

  • High in vitamin C an effective antioxidant to balance free radicals.
  • Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production.
  • Nature’s bleach- reduces freckles and age spots naturally.

For Healthy Homemakers’ natural beauty products like our honey face mask and light and bright dark spot corrector check out Healthy Homemakers’ Etsy shop:

sweet face

Activated Charcoal- The Lifesaver That EVERYONE Should Have In Their Home

Activated Charcoal- A natural cure for absorbing poisons in the bodyWe talk about detoxing a lot- removing heavy metals from the blood stream, killing candida overgrowth in the digestive system, eating to eliminate odor causing body odors, detoxing to boost immunity, etc. What we haven’t really talked much about is emergency detoxing- as in removing something toxic before your body absorbs it and causes harm, even death.

Let us begin by saying…


Activated Charcoal (AC) otherwise known as activated carbon has been used for centuries to treat poisoning.   AC has been used in medicine since the ancient Egyptians used it to treat infected wounds.

Activated charcoal IS different than the common charcoal we know, used in grills. What makes ACTIVATED charcoal so effective is its very small and porous granular structure and its ability to absorb and adsorb hundreds of times its own weight.

Adsorption is the function of AC that makes it so special. When a substance adsorbs something, it bonds by way of chemical attraction. AC adsorbs organic (carbon-based) compounds and other chemicals like chlorine. Since the granular structure of AC is so porous, there are countless bonding sites for such chemicals. Once the chemical are bonded at these sites they do not detach.

This is why taking AC is great for absorbing toxins and chemicals, they will not be re-released back into the bloodstream. Which is also why water filters that are made with AC can last for months of use.


While anecdotal, and not used on a human, this is my lifesaving story and the reason I will NEVER have a day without AC in my house.

I stepped away from the cacao pudding I was making to stir something on the stove in the other room. When I returned to the dining room, my 12 lb. dog had eaten half of the pudding. Chocolate is poison to dogs. Cacao is lethal.

The chemical theobromine is present in raw cacao. In large enough quantities it is even poisonous to humans as well, however, you’d have to ingest a ridiculous amount. For dogs it doesn’t take much raw cacao to make them sick or even kill them.


Poisoning symptoms for dogs include hyperactivity, excessive drooling, dehydration, refusing to eat or drink, loss of bladder control, seizures, shaking, rapid pulse, breathing difficulties, nerve damage, heart failure, and death. Knowing this, naturally I freaked out.

My first instinct was to make him vomit. I gave him a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and that didn’t work. I remembered reading that a big danger associate from theobromine is dehydration so I gave Mason water with chicken broth in it (to make it more appetizing). I’m sure that helped but later on when he lost control of his bladder, my poor little Mason could barely make it 5 steps to the door before peeing on the rug.

I called animal poison control, they informed me that the amount of cacao he consumed was very dangerous and on the cusp of lethal. By that point he had started to develop the shakes, along with symptoms of confusion, and lethargy– very scary!! I was informed that he MUST vomit the cacao and that if I brought him to the emergency center for treatment he would be given an injection to make him vomit, followed by some tests to see if he would need intravenous fluids. I had given him copious amount of fluids, but as for the throwing up part, peroxide wasn’t working. An hour had gone by, I knew I had to act and fast.

My next course was to try to give him something to adsorb the chemicals before they entered the bloodstream any further. I gave him one capsule of AC, knowing that is can adsorb toxins in the system. Within minutes he began to vomit and then he vomited 3 times in the next 15 minutes. At that point, I made a second call to the emergency line and was informed that he didn’t have to come in to be seen, we just needed to keep an eye on him.

Even though he appeared to have gotten rid of all the cacao in his stomach, I was concerned about any remaining cacao in his digestive system. I gave him another AC capsule (since he threw up part of the first one). After his second dose of AC he got progressively better. He stopped excessively drooling and became more alert. Within 24 hours he regained his strength and control of his bladder. We have not noticed any long term effects, suggesting that we stopped the progression of the poisoning just in time.

Activated Charcoal 

AC has the same effect on humans and is kept on hand in every hospital, emergency room and ambulance to remedy poisoning. I happened to have it on hand because I was doing some personal research (for Healthy Homemakers) about its use as a tooth whitener- which it does work well for, by the way. It absorbs and adsorbs staining agents in and on the tooth. It is one of the active ingredients in our ALL NATURAL TOOTH WHITENER: available here.


AC can be consumed regularly before or after meals to help with gas and bloating, although I would caution against excessive use as it may adsorb some vital nutrients. I take a couple capsules if I know I ate something that might upset my intestines (like going out to eat somewhere with less than quality ingredients).


It is important to drink plenty of water to help carry the AC through the digestive tract.  I have taken AC at the on-set of a 24-hour stomach flu / food poisoning and have been able to nip the unpleasant symptoms in the bud… or the butt.

With so many uses, and its lifesaving potential, there is no reason not to have a bottle of AC capsules around the house. They can be ingested in whole capsule form or you can break the cap open and make a slurry with it in water.

Consult your physician before starting an AC regiment, especially if you are already on medication, as the AC may adsorb some of its active ingredients.


Cheers to health and healing!

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise - a healthier alternative
I’ve never been a big mayo fan. I have even avoided some recipes because it required mayo.  My husband, on the other hand, enjoys it in pasta salads, sandwiches, etc.. I have bought some of the organic and all natural ones but nothing really impressed me. So next step of course was to make my own. This is a pretty standard recipe, and as is the case for most homemade foods, it IS MUCH BETTER than store bought.

Organic Ingredients: 

2 egg yolks (room temperature)

1 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp white vinegar

1- 1 1/2 cups desired oil (traditionally canola, however olive oil and (heated) refined coconut oil work)



Beat all ingredients together except for the oil you are using. When those ingredients are well incorporated, very SLOWLY add in the oil as you continue to beat.


*If you are using coconut oil, you DO need to melt it before adding it.

IMG_1255Whip the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes until it is thick and white.

Store in an airtight container. This will last about a week OR longer. It will smell “off” once it goes bad.

A mayonnaise you can feel great about eating!

Baby I like it raw ;-) – A Natural Love Lotion

Today we are going to address one of my favorite topics: Making whoopie or as I like to call it sexy time. Now, Now! We are all adults here, right?  All you youngins, kindly remove yourself from the virtual premises.

For those doing it daily (congrats) and those of us fitting it in during the precious few alone moments we have during the week with our mate, it is universal that we want it to be GOOD. Sometimes we want to, AHEM, spice things up!! And one of my favorite bedroom spices is (drum roll please…) LUBRICANT (and I’m not talking automotive here).

coconut oil as a natural sensual oil

We have probably all tried popular brands of lubricant. You know the “yours and mine” kind with the commercial where the couple adds in some special gel and things go from boring to back flips. Afterwards the lovebirds are reeling in delight, smoking cigarettes.

That’s a nice fantasy, but for me a paraben-filled, synthetic enhancement gel that has a chemically-derived, synthetic smell does NOT a fantasy make.

Why am I such a prude with parabens?  Parabens have been detected in breast cancer tumors. This finding paired with the ability of some parabens to mimic estrogen, a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancers, have led some scientists to conclude the presence of parabens may play a role in the development of breast cancer.  [1] A lead researcher of the UK study, molecular biologist Phillipa Darbre, reported that the form of parabens found in the breast cancer tumors indicates that it came from something applied to the skin, like a deodorant, cream or body spray. Which helps to explain why up to 60% of all breast tumors are found in the area closest to the underarm. Further research still needs to be done to better understand the effects of lathering on paraben-laden body products. [2].

Though the jury is still out on the effects and safety of parabens, I always suggest using the most healthful option for the job. Who wants anything other than gentle and natural ingredients on their most private areas?

The secret, high quality, pure, delicious ingredient we in the crunchy community are using to kick things up a notch is


((don’t get all hot and bothered))


(I can be a bit of a tease, sorry)

Ok, okay…


BE ADVISED: oil based lubricants can compromise the integrity of a condom.

I have nothing but great things to say about this NATURAL alternative to commercial *sexy time liquids*. Use it to help glide things into gear.

Coconut oil is also great for a sensual massage! It melts on contact with the human body. It is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, infection fighting, super moisturizing, natural and non-toxic. It won’t clog pores and leaves skin smelling sweet and feeling supple.

And if you are anything like me, soon you will be nuts for coconuts and it will be a staple in your bathroom, kitchen and BEDROOM. *Wink*

If you are interested in coconut oil with some luxurious oils and essential oils mixed in check out Healthy Homemakers’ Etsy Shop: HERE!

Healthy Homemakers Slick Whip


NATURAL & AMAZING Whipped Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Homemade whipped lotion w/ coconut oil moisturizing cream

Winter is here, it’s time to protect your skin with a great moisturizer that contains no parabans, waxes, synthetic, GMO, artificial, or otherwise questionable ingredients.

My husband, Anthony, had extremely dry and flaky skin. He would lather up daily with a name brand moisturizer (filled with a laundry list of “scientific” questionable ingredients). But, his skin texture never seemed to improve. I have theorized, commercial lotions don’t actually work; they moisturize at first but wind up drying skin out even more with the harsh chemicals and preservatives. So you keep reapplying lotion, your skin dries out, and this causes you to keep reapplying and buying.

Mother Nature has given us natural ingredients that can moisturize better than any commercial lotions!  After trying this natural whipped coconut oil moisturizer my husband has no more scaliness; just soft, nourished and moisturized  skin. He is a believer!!!


-1  CUP COCONUT OIL (UNREFINED) (must be in solid state in order to achieve whipped consistency)

-2 tbsp sunflower seed oil Sunflower Seed Oil

-2 tbsp aloe gel ALOE VERA GEL

-1 tbsp olive oil Olive Oil

-OPTIONAL mix in 20 drops essential oil for a light scent (Lavender,  lemongrass, orvanilla work great!!)

Use what you have!!

  • If you don’t have organic unrefined coconut oil substitute refined coconut oil, shea butter, or cocoa butter instead.
  • If you don’t have sunflower seed oil use all olive oil, or part hemp oil or jojoba oil.


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip together until all ingredients are well incorporated (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip until mixture has a fluffy, frosting-like consistency. If you’re going to add essential oils, do so at this time.  **Make sure the essential oil is well incorporated before you scoop moisturizer into storage container.
  • Smooth lotion all over body and you will as feel soft as a baby’s behind.

whipped lotion

  •  **TAKE NOTE: This body oil is a solid until ~76 degrees and then it liquefies. In warm weather months you may want to store this lotion in the fridge or in an air conditioned room to keep the lovely, whipped consistency.**
  • STORE IN GLASS CONTAINER, not plastic.
  • Essential oil(s) may break down materials like certain plastics and potentially leech toxins into the lotion.
  • This oil lotion is most effective when applied while your skin is still wet after bathing.
  • This also works well as a make-up remover, lip balm (mix in melted beeswax), and massage oil.

Coconut oil, along with the other ingredients, whip up to a light and creamy consistency and absorb right into the inner dermal layers with no stickiness or slimy residue. This makes a great body lotion for all skin types!!  And a little goes a long way. Your skin absorbs the oil quickly, and it leaves your skin luxuriously supple all day.

Stop using commercial lotions and take a green step today by making (or buying -link below) your own natural moisturizing cream!!

If you don’t feel like buying all the ingredients and/or DIYing, we will whip up a batch for you made with **an all oil base** from our Etsy (slightly different recipe). Check it out Healthy Homemakers’ Etsy shop- SLICK WHIP! Here.

Natural & Amazing Whipped Lotion

Cheers to smooth skin!!!

earache remedy

Natural Earache And Ear Infection Remedy

earache remedyMy young daughter Athena was pulling at her ear, uncomfortable,  crying in pain.  It is so sad to see her upset, especially because she can’t communicate in words but it was pretty clear she had an earache. So I decided to whip us this garlic infused olive oil treatment that my mom used to use on me when I was a kid because it works and it is harmless.

I made this earache remedy up and applied it into Athena’s ear anal at night time, by the next morning she was back to her usual calm zen self. This WORKS EVERY TIME!

Garlic & Olive Oil Benefits-

Garlic is a natural and potent anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-fungal and antibiotic–amazing!  And unlike other antibiotics, bacteria does not develop a resistance to it like other natural antibiotics [1]

Olive oil warmed up works to naturally coat and soothe the ear canal while reducing inflammation.

oil measurements


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil or sesame seed oil
  • 2  cloves of garlic


  • Peel fresh garlic cloves and crush them using the bottom of the glass or garlic press, then mince them.
  • Warm up over low heat for about 2-3 minutes, you don’t want to over-cook it.
  • Strain the garlic infused oil with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Pour and strain the oil into a small glass container.


  • Tilt ear canal at 180 degree and apply a couple of drops of slightly warm oil with a medicine dropper into inflamed ear.  Make sure oil isn’t too hot.
  • Allow the head to remain still for 10 minute or so to allow oil to penetrate ear canal and then seal the ear with a cotton ball.

olive oil

  • Store in fridge, apply 2-3 drops of warm garlic oil into inflamed ear twice a day as necessary.

Be Advised-

  • Don’t use on broken eardrum.
  • If you or your child is experiencing severe ear pain, contact your health professional.
  • Garlic infused oil lasts for 2-3 days in fridge.  Warm before use for 1-2 minutes on low heat.
  • If ear pain gets worse, see a doctor.

Want to start juicing? Start Here!


juicing how toWhether it be for meal replacement, vitamin supplementation, or to lose weight, boost energy, metabolism, or immunity, juicing has become a cornerstone of the health community. If you are taking steps towards improving your health, good for you! Daily juicing is a great way to start. Knowing what to do to improve your health is half the battle, and here you are, seeking the knowledge you need.

Why Juice? Heres what we’ve experienced:

  • Increased immunity
  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy & mental clarity
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Healthier nails, hair, & skin
  • Elevated mood & sense of well being
  • Decrease in allergies
  • Improved overall health, improved life!

There are countless benefits to juicing, many of which you will feel immediately. When juicing, the fiber is separated from fruits and vegetable juice and the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients are able to enter your blood stream within 15 minutes of consuming. Most people experience loads more energy and healing from regular juicing because it allows your body to readily absorb large amounts of nutrients without expending the energy it takes to digest fiber.

There IS a difference between  store-bought bottled juice and fresh juice. Fresh squeezed juices maintain their living enzymes. Enzyme attrition occurs immediately after a fruit or vegetable is processed. You will see this as oxidation occurs: The juice will lose it’s vibrant color as a sign of these living enzymes dying (so drink up right after you prepare for the most nutrients.)

Store bought juices are not as fresh, have added colorants or preservatives to help the juice have a falsely fresh taste, and are pasteurized. Pasteurization kills almost all living enzymes. In addition, bottled juices usually have loads of added sugar.  Even if the juice says made from 100% fruit juice it still is NOT the same as juicing for yourself.

Ready to start juicing? Lets get started!

1. First things first- you need the equipment. There are several juicers but 3 basic ways to juice a vegetable- centrifugal, masticating, and blending.

Centrifuge Juicers ($): A centrifuge processes the produce in a circular fashion- finely chopping and spinning out the liquid in order to filter out the fiber. These juicers usually require less of an investment.

Masticating Juicers ($$$): A masticating juicer looks sort of like a meat grinder. Through the process of mastication, the produce is tightly ground and pressed through a tube. The juice is pressed out while the fiber is agitated through. This is the ideal juicer to buy if you intend on juicing wheatgrass or other herbs. These juicers can be more expensive but also extract more of the juice from the fiber than centrifugal.

Blending ($-$$$$): Mainstream appliances that blend juice are the Vitamix and Nutribullent. These machines are very efficient and powerful, pulverizing beyond a pulp. While a standard blender can break fresh produce up, these machines have the power to break down the plant cell walls to completely liquify the produce. Making juice in a high powered blender might make the juice thicker as more fiber is retained, which may be more desirable for some people. These appliances can vary in cost.

Decisions Decisions Decisions! Don’t over think it or over complicate the equipment decision. You might be able to borrow a juicer from someone you know, buy a used one online, or find a new one on sale.


2. What fruits and vegetables you want to drink. There’s a million of options to juicing. While at first it seems complicated it’s really quite simple. There isn’t only one way to juice. Some people juice vegetables, or fruit, some make smoothies, some like juice sweeter, some like savory or spicy. Luckily there are endless recipes to be found online- including right here at Healthy Homemakers! Gather inspiration to start off and follow your taste buds. When selecting your produce, try to buy local, fresh, and organic ingredients. Buying seasonal vegetables when you can can also save you money.

You can start with just oranges for fresh orange juice, just carrot and apple for a simple great juice or go for a daring combination of beet, pineapple, lemon, parsley, wheatgrass, and ginger. You can design drink combinations to suit your tastes or your specific health needs.

Be careful when juicing! You can have too much of a good thing. When drinking fruit juice, beware of high natural sugar content (fructose). Since the juice is entering your body with out the natural fibers that normally accompany it, it can spike your blood sugar if it’s too sweet. This is something you want to avoid as this can disrupt blood sugar balance, and I’ve read too much fruit juice can have serious consequences for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia. When drinking fruit juice, I drink 3 ounces of juice at most which isn’t really that much at all.

beet for blood juice

Juicing Tips:

Make a list and go grocery shopping. Organic and non-genetically modified produce is best. If you can, get seasonal produce, fresh produce, and /or grow your own. This way you know the time from when the produce was picked to your juicer is minimal. The fresher the better.

Washing produce. When you get your produce it is best to wash it right away in a vinegar bath. Pour 1 cup of white vinegar in a sink full of water. Let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse and dry. Everything will be sparkly clean and free of excess toxins, pesticides, wax, chemicals, and dirt.

Juicer should be proudly displayed for easy use. You are going to be more likely to use your juicer if you can see it out as a reminder. To make use easier, pre-cut your veggies and put into containers that are ready to go for when you have the urge to juice.


You might ask why not just eat the fruit & vegetable??

You are supposed to have 2-4 servings of fruit a day. People who don’t like to eat a lot of fruit may have a hard time meeting this recommendation. While some fruits you may not like whole, you may find them pleasant in a juice combination. If you want a specific juice because of the health benefits, certain flavors can be masked by lemon or sweet fruits. Juicing takes less time to digest- just think about how long it takes you to chomp on a carrot versus drink one!


Should I drink smoothies or juices??

You can drink both- do what you like.The important thing is to start increasing your nutrition intake.

How often should I juice??

Optimally, drinking a juice or smoothie once a day is a good goal to shoot for. But as always consult with your health care professional before starting on a juicing regimen.

What are some good beginning juice and basic smoothie recipes??

We have a whole list of recipes on our page but play with combinations of the fruits and vegetables you enjoy.

What are some considerations or other tidbits on juicing?

  • Juice should go in glass not plastic
  • It is better to drink strait from a glass and not through a straw and you are actually supposed to “chew” your green juices to mix them with your saliva (a digestive enzyme).
  • For the most nutrients, drink within juice within 15 minutes of juicing.
  • Drinking a juice that is too high in sugar can make your blood sugar spike and burden your liver since there is no fiber to slow absorption.  An exception to this is lemon and lime which doesn’t cause the blood sugar to spike as much.


Many websites advise not to juice while pregnant or breastfeeding. One of the benefits of juicing can be the release of toxins from the body which you don’t want to expose the infant to. If you are healthy and juicing before your pregnancy you should be able to drink one juice/smoothie a day and not find it too cleansing.

If you are juicing to lose weight, you may want to avoid juicing lots of fruit.  Stick with juices with mostly vegetables, that contain lemon to sweeten it and ginger to add in a bit of heat.picstitch-3