Raw Food Potlucks In July JOH is still hosting the raw food potlucks for the summer. We have some great chefs who are making some amazing raw food dishes.
The potlucks are held the second Sunday at 6 pm and the 4th Wednesday at 6:30 pm of every month. Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people, preferably organic. Please bring your own fork, spoon, plate, napkin, bowl, etc.
Juice Feasting Success Story
Many of you know how much I believe in Juice Feasting and have encouraged you to give it a try. One of our customers completed the full 92 days and I want to share her story with you. We are so proud of Jennifer and her success.
On June 9th I completed one of my life's most fulfilling adventures - a 92 day Juice Feast, which lasted from March 8-June 9, 2008.
In mid-February after attending a raw food potluck at the Journey of Health, Tonya Dahl invited all those who were interested to begin a 92 day juice feast with her. I had heard of David Rainoshek and the 92 day juice feast before but never felt I could commit. Knowing I had support and that someone else I knew could do it; I thought "I can do it too".
Why I chose to Juice Feast?
I began my juice feast during a time in my life where I felt I needed a new challenge. I'd been progressively becoming more raw for 1.5 years and still felt I had so much more cleansing to do and the benefits I was getting from my raw food diet weren't quite enough for me. I was becoming complacent with my raw food lifestyle and needed a new goal that provided me with a purpose and direction. Despite how "raw" I ate or how much I exercised I was still over weight at 5'7'' and 175lbs. I know I needed something drastic to get me to the next level. Juice Feasting seemed like the optimal solution to me - a simple easy plan of just juices providing optimal nutrition and all the support and direction I would need through juicefeasting.com and the global juice feast community that was simultaneously juice feasting along with me.
How was my Juice Feasting experience?
AMAZING: I became so much more empowered than ever before - no unpleasant hunger, optimal nutrition, and the mental attitude that I could do anything. It wasn't long after beginning my feast that I knew I would never be the same. This was the beginning of a new way of thinking and believing for me and I knew this was really what my body had needed all along in order to change the way I had so desperately wanted it too in the past.
I LOVED it and felt so much more functional than I ever had before on any fast, exercise plan or diet My skin became more vibrant, my body threw out masses of old toxins and I lost weight ~ 30lbs. I felt very good energetically while feasting - on day 85 I had climbed an 8,000 ft mountain that took 6 hours to climb from start to finish. Nothing could have prepared me for the emotional and spiritual transformations. I released more 'baggage' through this experience than I ever knew I had. I became more confident - I was accomplishing all I had set my mind to do. I also felt more connected to my partner than ever before.
I looked and felt lighter after several weeks and friends and family who had not seen me in months, remarked on how well I carried myself both physically and mentally. I drank around 3-4 liters of fruit/green juice a day on the Feast, and felt so blessed to do this as my partner Matt would make most of my juices, with love, for me. I couldn't have done this without him, seeing that he made all my juices for me.
Transitioning back into the world of solids was quite a challenge for me mentally, as I had so enjoyed feeling 'liberated' on liquids for 92 days. But after having dealt with so many struggles over a lifetime and accomplishing all I had on my 92 day journey I've learned to embrace life with a little more confidence, trust, patience and understanding. This 92 day venture has created so many amazing opportunities for my future as I now know what I'm capable of physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It truly has been my life's biggest blessing.