How to make money online for Free!

Interested in learning how you can make a living online for free? So here is an opportunity for you to create a living without having to spends tons of thousands of dollars. As you may know, I have been online doing my thing for years and have found that the ability to make a business for yourself online is totally doable. Im not saying its easy, but it really isnt that hard.  It just requires some effort on your part. For me it is important for me to have a life I truly enjoy.  I have seen people make plenty of money online where they can live more free, enjoying time with their family and doing the things that they only dream of.  The problem is….those people create these amazing websites, products, videos and the like and are able to generate a huge following.  You know how they do that?  They have a team working for them. Yep, they have graphic designers, web designers, and a whole plethora of technical folks who help them to create what it is they need to make it happen.  If you read the Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris, he shows people how to work less and enjoy life more.  And the short story of how he did it was to delegate all the tasks to everyone else….YEAH RIGHT!  I mean if we all had it like that, we would already be there. These millionaires trip me out sometimes!  Ha!

Meanwhile, on the side of the planet where people are still scratching two rock stones together to make a meal and keep their family fed and sheltered, folks are dreaming of a way to get out of their current situation.  People hate Mondays…and live for two days a week.  Kinda sad!  Dont ya think?

Well, I have discovered a program that I feel is super thorough in helping you to create this dream reality.  This is not any bullshit MLM, or any schemes or schisms….Nobody has time for that!  I dont!  That is for sure. Ok, Skai….whatchu got?  I have a course for you to learn how to make it happen…like I have….WITHOUT….repeat without having to break the bank!  You know there are some days when I dont know that its Monday, Wednesday….everyday has been a weekend to me…and guess what?  I LOVE IT! This course will teach you how to make a living online without spending $1.  Yep, how you can make a living without spending any money whatsoever!! Interested?  Let’s do this!   CLICK HERE TO GET THE SCOOP!

Coming to you live and direct from the corner of the rainforest and the beach!  Make it happen, You!  Stop complaining about your life and elevate!

Talk to you soon!

Skai Juice

www.skaijuice.com

Helping You Create Your Healthy and Abundant Life!

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Why would you want to do a Coconut Water Cleanse?

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Peace and Love and Happy Family!So what would be a reason to do a Coconut Water Cleanse?  Well, pretty much the same reasons you would do a juice cleanse, or a raw food diet cleanse…so that you can eliminate the CRAP out of your system and reboot.  You know how you turn your computer off …wait…then turn it back on.  Same process here.  You have to STOP sometimes and let the body re-calibrate all systems….its sooo healthy for you.Another way I look at it is, how often do you get your oil changed on your car…something like every 3000 miles?  Right?  Ok…when was the last time you removed the sludge and toxins out of your system?  Exactly!

So, Skai, why should I use coconut water?  What about a Juice Cleanse.  Well, I think that Juice cleansing is GREAT!  In fact it is very comparable to a Coconut Water Cleanse….however I think Coconut Water Cleansing is superior in a few ways.

  1. Its easier!  All you have to do is get enough Coconut Water to get you through each day.  Since we are going to be drinking it for 5 days…I estimate that you are going to need about 8 gallons.  Once you have found, and I will help you, an affordable source to get your coconuts then all you have to do is open them and pour them out.  You dont have to cut, clean, juice, clean machines….none of that.
  2. Depending on where you live…it can possibly be more affordable.  This goes back to where you are going to source your coconut water from.  I know that there are some people who actually spend upwards of $25 a day on a Juice cleanse.  And the thing about juicing is that you really should be juicing only Organic produce….and that could be a challenge to get enough some times.
  3. Coconut water tastes good!  Its easy to get it in, you dont have to hold your nose and suck it up.  When you start drinking coconut water, you are like….AWW!  This is easy!  I love it!
  4. And the benefits of drinking Coconut Water are amazing in general….so you multiply them like 10 times when you are consuming it fully and nothing else…
    1. COCONUTS BENEFITS
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    2. The coconut is one of the greatest gifts of this planet.
    3. Coconuts are a prehistoric plant which can survive many months floating at sea.
    4. The coconut is a natural water filter that takes almost 9 months to filter each liter of water. The water travels through many fibers being purified where it is stored away STERILE in the nut itself.
    5. This coconut water is pure clear and is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man.
    6. Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion.
    7. Many peoples lives have been saved in 3rd world countries by the coconut IV.
    8. Coconuts in their young stage of growth are the most health enhancing.
    9. Drink at least one a day (I drink 5 or 6).
  5. Coconuts are a great blood purifier.”It’s a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s the fluid of life, so to speak.” In fact, during the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water – siphoned directly from the nut – to give emergency plasma trasfusions to wounded soldiers.Most coconut water is still consumed fresh in tropical coastal areas – once exposed to air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, and begins to ferment.
    SOURCE:  www.youngcoconuts.com

     

SO, what are you waiting for!  Sign up here:  COCONUT HEALING BEGINS!

Peace and Coco Water!
Skai the Juice

 

A CALL TO ACTION: Veggie Success 101

Peace and Love Family!

 
Skai here…just wanted to check in… I been having several calls these past few weeks on how to create your successful Veggie Business…
 
What I want to know now is what do you want to do?  Have you started writing down our plan….not a business plan necessarily but just some jots down of what you are trying to achieve.
 
Lets do it!
 
You can never have that business dream if you first dont start writing it down.  When you write things down you create a contract with yourself that this is something that you want to do.  You wont believe how powerful this contract is…it is the fire that has started all businesses!
 
So…my question to you is…WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CREATE?  Send me an email of what your idea is.  I promise to answer each and every one I get.  Lets create a dialog so that I can guide you into developing that dream business.
 
NEXT:  Open a WordPress blog…or if you have already…send me your link.   Why WordPress?  I see the success of wordpress all the time.  You want to start creating content (writing articles, posting pictures, etc) on your blog…so people can start to find you on the internet.  There is nothing more powerful, especially without having to pary for it then blogging…and WordPress is the best!  It is highly searchable and you will be found…whether you have started business or not.  Start doing it now.  Go to http://www.wordpress.com today!  
 
Here is a great article I found that helps you get the gist of what blogging is and how it can catapult your business into the atmosphere….
 
3 POWERFUL Ways To Profit From Your BLOG… Starting TODAY!
 
Cyberspace has a NEW marketing tool, even though they’ve been around for quite some time, yet, ONLY recently have been recognized as a Powerful communication tool for Internet marketers.
 
If you’ve been following the latest Internet marketing trends like I have, then you’ve definitely heard of them.
 
What’s this new marketing tool I’m talking about that every Serious marketer should have in place?
 
BLOGS! …(A.K.A. Web-Log).
 
Now, just for those of you who aren’t quite sure what a BLOG is, here’s a quick definition:
 
A BLOG(A.K.A. Web-Log) is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating(usually on a daily to weekly basis) a blog is called “Blogging” and someone who keeps a Blog is a “Blogger”.
 
There you have it, quick and to the point.
 
I’m going to list three ways that I think are the Best and most Powerful ways to get the most out of your Blog.
 
So, with that said, let’s go to Profit Tactic #1.
 
Profit Tactic #1. Writing “Articles”.
 
Writing “Articles” are a very Powerful way to profit from your Blog.
 
There are many reasons why “Articles” are valuable to your Blog, but, for the purpose of this email  I’m going to give you the most important part, and that’s your “Resource Box” at the end of your article.
 
Your “Resource Box” is like a classified ad and holds critical information about You, your websites and what you have to offer them after they’ve read your article.
 
The links within your “Resource Box” could lead to your own Product or Service you have to offer, or they could lead to a Affiliate Product related to the content of your article.
 
This is a great way to give them something of “Value”, which is the information within the article, and a great way to get them to take action by way of getting them to click on one of the links within your “Resource Box”.
 
That’s “Profit Tactic #1”.
 
Profit Tactic #2. Writing “Product Reviews”.
 
Writing “Product Reviews” is a great way to profit from your Blog simply because they allow you to Soft-Sell your potential customer by way of giving them your personal opinion on the product you are recommending and then providing them with a link if they wish to look into it further, instead of throwing a Sales Pitch at them.
 
Nobody likes to be sold, but, offering them your insight on a Product and/or Service that could help solve the problem they’re dealing with is yet another great way to profit from your Blog and make you look like a Hero.
 
That’s “Profit Tactic #2”.
 
Profit Tactic #3. “Text Ad” Programs.
 
“Text Ad Programs” like Affiliate Power Ads or Google Adsense are yet Another great way to profit from your Blog.
 
I’ve listed these two “Text Ad” programs for a reason, One is a Pay-Per-Click(Google Adsense) and shows related ads to the content on that particular webpage and the other one(Affiliate Power Ads) makes You up to $60 to $100 dollars in commissions on a single click.
 
Here are the links for you to check them out further if you wish.
 
Google Adsense —
 
Affiliate Power Ads —
 
They are both FREE to join and only take you minutes to set-up depending on your experience.
 
The great thing is… they’ll be displayed on every page of your Blog when you make a post.
 
I also provided a link below that shows you How-To set this up “Step-By-Step”, making it Easy for you to get started.
 
 
Now, I’m sure there are many other ways to $$Profit$$ from your Blog, but these ones in my mind are the most Powerful.
 
If you haven’t started a BLOG, maybe it’s time you considered it since NOW you have some incentive.
 
I truly hope this article helped you realize the $$Profit$$ potential your Blog could have and how you can start incorporating it… Starting TODAY!
 
 
Hope to hear from you soon!
 
Peace and Love 
Skai Juice
Veggie Success 101

What’s Happening Now? TOO MUCH!

Im happy to be back in Puerto Rico.  Even though I visited the states this summer, PR is absolutely HOME!  I mean I feel so comfortable here, it is too much.  Anywho, while I get ready for this farm project, I am still working on the Skai Juice projects.  There are a few jumping off right now:

First of all, I have reformulated Paradise Wellness…since I have to juggle the retreat business and the farm business I have decided to still offer amazing retreats…however not necessarily in the same way.  Now I am offering Personal Wellness Retreats.  The difference is this: Now, you can book whenever you want to come.  I offer modest accommodations at the Sunshine Guest House, prepare your vegan and/or raw meals according to your goals, and offer you wellness coaching.  All this for $150 per day. And then on top of that you can let me know what other things you would like to do here, and I will concierge and arrange all your other excursions…that is if you like.  You some people, in fact, just need to un-plug and REST!  So I offer this here.  Can you imagine getting the most amazingly delicious and healthy foods and juices, coconut water…comfortable accommodations…the beach around the corner…literally a one minute walk…and pure WARM sunshiny healing weather!  You cant beat that NOWHERE!!  Contact me ASAP!  I have already put the word out and folks are coming!!  Its getting cold up there in the North.  As soon as I posted this on FB, several people booked immediately!

Also, Im getting ready to record my Soul Vegan Master Information Series.  This is the information folks want! Ill be downloading my brain with all the info that folks ask me about all the time.  I should be releasing this within the next two weeks.  Make sure you are on the list to get this when I release it! SIGN UP TODAY! http://eepurl.com/EvW1r

And Last but not least… The Farm project is moving forward and we are Sooo in need of volunteers. We have various tasks that need tending to.  And we cant do all the work.  We need you to help!  Whether you are here in Puerto Rico or anywhere else in the world…you can help in small and in big ways.  Here are some of the tasks we need help with:

FARM HANDS: Right now we are looking for hands on help here in PR.  We definitely need help working the land.  Come on down or if you live here come on over!  Please message us for more information.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS: We need help with putting together various projects that are going to help fund the farm.  Right now we are working on the Puerto Rico Junior Chef Competition.  Message us for more information.

FARMER’S MARKET: We should be setting this up shortly.  We need help with getting more farmers. Clean up and Set up. Getting the word out. Getting speakers. Message us for more information.

VOLUNTEER LIASION: We need folks in the states to help get the word out about the farm, especially getting groups to come down from schools and other institutions to learn about farming and permaculture.

ADMINISTRATIVE: You know what this means, letter writing, making calls, etc.  Some of this can be done at home, therefore wherever you are…(in the world)…would be helpful.

TRANSLATIONS:  We are a bilingual organization.  We are here in Puerto Rico and all information must be in both English and Spanish.  We need help like this all the time.

Please message us if you would like to participate as a volunteer.  Any amount of time would be greatly appreciated.  At this time we are not hiring staff, however when we do we are pulling folks from our volunteer pool.  These are the people who have shown and proven their dedication to the mission and will be the ones we look to when jobs become available.  In order to create a successful, prosperous venture we need warm bodies full of motivation and energy to help get things done. Let us know what you would like to do for us.  We are here and we need you.  Thanks for EVERYTHING!!  YAY!

Love and Peas!
Skai Juice

Eat your steak, I say!

No, I didnt!  I havent eaten meat, except maybe some fish, in over 25 years.  I dont have the desire for it at all.  I actually dont think I ever did. I was a starchatarian from birth…a potato couldnt walk by me.  But when I decided to become a vegetarian (never heard the word vegan till much later) when I was 14, I honestly only knew one thing…..Do not eat any meat!  That was it…but I really didnt know about nutrition at all.  Since then, I have read tons of books on diet, wellness, healing…and the amount of email I get everyday from all the health guru’s Im connected to is kinda insane!  You see I really want to know what is the latest info….its my passion!  I love reading about this.  I only buy health books…Im not really interested in anything else.

This obsession may have to do with the fact that most people in my family died from health reasons…specifically both of my parents died of Cancer by my 31st birthday.  I had to watch my mother wither away for a few years. When things like this happen to you…it is hard to shift gears. Anywho, it is very easy for me to say you REALLY shouldnt eat meat!…but the truth is…I believe…people really like how it tastes.  I know people who have told me that they cant live without it.  That is serious!

There was one time when I had decided to get off my box and tell people that you know, eating meat is okay…as long as you just eat a little.  But when I really analyze it, I have to go back to my radical views….without being too radical about it.  Why?  Well there are several reasons, which I will mention…but off the top.  I feel good eating vegetarian!  I mean, I dont know where it comes from, but I just have to say that I feel really amazing at this life choice I have made to become a non-meat eater.  It does something to my spirit. Not to mention, that I consider myself a spiritual person.  I was raised with dogs and cats…and I connected with them so much, they were my friends.  And, recently I was thinking…you know when you watch those videos about the men who raised the lion, they set the lion back out into the wilderness…and then when they went to visit the lion, he remembered his friends who had raised him.  I look at it like that.  I just think that the animals are our friends. And I just dont believe in eating them.  And I really dont even like to think of myself as an animal rights activist, because Im not…well, really I am.  But I never wanted to come off that way…or appear to be too, I dont know…nutty about things.  I still want to be cool…youknowwhatimsayin?

Well, I found this article that Frederick Patenaude wrote and I though it was fitting to add it here, because he sums up amazingly why eating a vegetarian/vegan diet is the way.  Tell me what you think?  (I like hearing from you)… And here is a salad I made last night…I grew the sprouts too!

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Why are so many vegans unhealthy?
Before I answer this question, I must clarify that I no longer consider myself a “vegan” in the true sense of the word.
The typical vegan is primarily motivated by the welfare of animals and obsessed with only one aspect of healthful living: not eating animal products.
In that sense, I don’t consider myself a vegan.
I have no problem with other people eating meat, if that’s their choice. I don’t complain of the “horrible smell of dead carcasses” when my neighbors barbecue some steak, but I know a lot of vegans who are very vocal about these things.
I also don’t try to make my lifestyle completely vegan. The best underwear I have ever found are made from wool (from ethically raised sheep), and I wouldn’t consider wearing anything else.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy a leather jacket, but I wouldn’t also throw away a perfectly good pair of jeans if it has a bit of leather on a tag.
I focus on my overall lifestyle and not just one aspect of my health. I remain convinced that animal products are NOT the answer.
Why are Some Vegans So Sick?
When I was reading “The Vegetarian Myth”, I was surprised at how not convincing the book was at making a case against the vegan diet.
At best, you could consider that book to be a painful therapy session for a tortured author who thinks that the vegan diet destroyed her life. At worst it’s the least convincing “meat” manifesto you’ll ever read.
In my experience, these are the following most common mistakes people make on a vegan diet that bring them to a low state of health and give such bad rap to the vegan diet.
1. Not enough calories
A healthy vegan diet is easily explained: eat enough fruits, vegetables and starch-based foods to maintain your weight and energy, and minimize concentrated foods such as nuts and seeds or oils.
Vegan foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are very nutrient dense, but not calorie-dense. That means you need to eat a lot more of these foods to give you enough energy and maintain your weight and your health.
Many vegans are “weak” and scrawny simply because they don’t eat enough. Not getting enough calories will also mean that you’re not getting enough vitamins, minerals and protein.
If someone is not thriving on their diet and has little energy, the first thing to do is to increase the total amount of calories consumed. But there’s a caveat: these calories must come from whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, and not from oil and fatty foods. Which brings me to my next point.
2. Not enough carbs
It’s funny because most ex-vegans specifically blame the carbs for their health problems, when it’s actually one type of food they were under-eating.
Under-eating carbs means that you’ll eat too much fat, too much protein and that you won’t get enough energy to function.
That is why so many vegans feel tired all the time. It’s important to get enough calories, but also to eat enough calories in the right proportion.
In spite of what is incorrectly claimed in many anti-vegetarian books, carbohydrates are the preferred food for the human body.
How do you know that? The actual research behind this point is very extensive, but you only need to look at one thing: top athletes.
Every single winning marathon runner or Tour de France athlete thrives on a high-carb diet. Why? Because it works, and carbs are the preferred foods for the human body. Top athletes don’t eat a lot of carbs because they are philosophical vegans (most of them are not), but because that’s what they need to eat to win.
For optimal health and energy, your diet should be composed of at least 70% carbohydrates by total calories. Which leaves less than 30% for protein and fat.
3. Too much fat
Most vegans use unhealthy amounts of plant oils and fat. This is the primary reason why some vegans suffer from hypoglycemia and other blood sugar issues. It’s well documented that a high-fat diet has a negative impact on insulin sensitivity.
For optimal health, ALL oils should be avoided. That includes all olive oil, hemp seed oils, and even so-called healthy oils such as flax seed oil.
Instead, you should get all of your fat from whole foods such as nuts, seeds and avocados in minimal quantities. For most people who are not very athletic, a very small handful of nuts OR half an avocado is about the maximum you should eat in one day.
This is the number one way to improve a vegan diet. Get rid of all the fat and learn to prepare foods without fat. At the same time, eat more of the “good” stuff such as fruits and vegetables. Remember that green vegetables have no calories, so as a vegan you will have to get your calories from the following foods:
Fruits
Root vegetables (potatoes, yams, etc.)
Starches (whole grains, beans, etc.
If you follow a raw approach like I do most of the time, then the majority of your calories will come from fruit.
Getting a significant proportion of your calories from fatty foods such as oils is a big mistake and one that will quickly destroy your health. (A lot of people make large salads every day drenched in olive oil and believe this is part of a healthy diet.)
If you have any weight to lose, you should consider avoiding all fatty foods temporarily until you lose the desired weight.
Why? Fats are stored by the body very easily, requiring less than 3% of the calories consumed to store. On the other hand, carbohydrates need an average of 30% of calories consumed to be turned into body fat.
As author John McDougall likes to say, “The fat you eat is the fat you wear”. So if you don’t want to “wear” any more fat, avoid it.
It’s fairly easy to get used to a low fat diet and it takes 30 to 60 days for your taste buds to fully adapt.
4. Too enough high-quality protein
This is more a problem for vegans who live on junk food, or raw foodists who only eat fruits and vegetables with no nuts and seeds.
Although protein deficiencies are almost non-existent in the Western world, if you lack high quality protein in the diet you could experience lack of energy, decreased muscle mass, lower bone density, and compromised immunity.
Fortunately, we don’t need a lot of protein to do the job. Greens contain high-quality protein, and adding some nuts and seeds in the diet will help. Vegans can eat traditional soy products and beans, while raw foodists should load up on greens and have some nuts and seeds every day. If you need more protein, raw hemp protein is a good addition to smoothies.
5. Too much junk food.
Many vegans also eat too much junk food, and you know what I’m talking about. French fries and potato chips may be vegan, but they are not healthy. Essentially if it comes from a restaurant or a factory, it should be seen as “fun” food and not as healthy sustenance for the human body. So use your judgement and base your diet on fruits and vegetables, not on junk foods.
6. Too much wheat
A lot of people in general, but especially vegans and vegetarians base their diet around wheat and bread products. Sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pizzas, pastas, muffins, cereals, are not necessary for health and are often highly processed with artificial vitamins added which can make it hard for the body to absorb real vitamins from whole fruits and vegetables.
Many people also have a wheat sensitivity or are allergic and can develop celiac disease. If you have frequent colds, breathing problems, stuffy nose, asthma, IBS, digestion issues etc., you could have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Cutting wheat out of your diet is fairly easy to do when you eat a diet of fruits and vegetables and non glutenous carbohydrates like potatoes and rice.
7. A Deficient Diet
Many vegans avoid supplementing with vitamin B12, and then run into trouble, thinking that the vegan diet is not healthy. There is no debate among vegan experts that you should absolutely take a vitamin B12 supplement.
Even meat-eaters are at risk, as B12 deficiencies are common. This is of particular concern to vegan mothers and young children.
A vitamin D supplement is also necessary if you live in a Northern climate, but that’s not just a vegan issue.
Too often, people don’t don’t their homework and then “blame” the vegan diet for not working.
Meat is NOT the Answer
It must be a strange fact of human nature that we tend to make the wrong associations based on what we perceive to be a direct cause-reaction relationship.
If you go vegan and your health declines, you’ll naturally believe that the vegan diet was to blame. Because a vegan diet is a diet that excludes animal products, you might be led to believe that not eating them is what caused you to be sick in the first place.
But in reality, a vegan diet can be anything. It can be a diet of fake meat products and oil and french fries, or it can be a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables consumed in sufficient quantity to make you thrive.
The fact that many vegans get sick does NOT mean that animal products are the answer. Some raw foodists are now including raw meat and
raw dairy into their diets and claiming these are the sole reasons they are surviving on a raw diet, because raw plant food alone are not enough to thrive on.  This is simply not true. They may be thriving in spite of the raw animal products they are eating.
Animal products are inherently bad for the human body, for very specific reasons:
1- They are very acidic and will drain your calcium reserves as the body uses calcium in your bones to balance the pH of the food in your digestive tract.
2- They contain too much protein. All excess protein has to be eliminated by the body which will wear down your kidneys and liver over time and accelerate the aging process. A diet rich in animal protein is also the number one dietary factor for cancer (see The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell).
3- Most animal products are high in fat. Excess fat is stored as body fat and results in surpluses in the body, leading to insulin-related products and everything related to overweight.
4- Animal products are rich in cholesterol, which accumulates in the body and contributes to vascular diseases.
5- Animal products are a concentrated source of toxins. Being high on the food chain, animals accumulate much more toxins, hormones and pesticides in their tissues. This is not mentioning the possible bacteria-related issues with factory produced animal products and cross contamination in the facilities.
Are some vegans unhealthy? Yes! But animal products are not the answer.<><><>
Truth!

peace and love
Continue on your journey
Pa’lante
Skai Juice
The Chef
http://www.skaijuice.com

Release the Grease 3: The Raw Treatment

Peace and Love Friends!

Happy Weekend! Hopefully you all are having a fun time this weekend…for some reason it seems like this is the pivotal point where summer ends…BOO! Well, we still have some warm days ahead…thankfully. Any who, a couple things I need to briefly mention to you…you know how I am:

After having two successful Juice cleanses, Release the Grease, our Wellness Center members want to continue the mission with a 30 day Raw Food Challenge…starting THIS TUESDAY! I know right! Hey, you gotta be spontaneous here. Jump to it. So if you are interested in participating, I would like you to join this new list: release the grease 3: the raw treatment … where I will be sending out daily emails with tips, recipes, and the protocol on how to eat a raw food diet for 30 days successfully and without going into debt. The coolness about this is that: A) You don’t have to commit to 30 days…that may be too intense for most folks…but committing to as many days as you can is AWESOME! B)If you are not ready for this Tuesday, you can jump in at any time you like during the month of September and get lots of awesome information…ALL FREE!

Now, if you are really serious about participating and feel that you may need more help and resources than just a simple (fabulous) email from moi, you may want to consider joining our Online Wellness Center, hosted as a private group on FB. This forum is setup as a destination to: communicate with others for support, advice, questions and anything else; and to browse our ridiculous library, my collection, of books and videos. Yes, Im sharing almost all of my raw food, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and fitness info to the members of this amazing group and you can partake in the sharing by joining Our Wellness Center. The cost to join TODAY is only $20, which has been discounted by 30%…however come Sept 1, tomorrow, we jump back up. So HOP on it! The Value is AMAZING! To join: email me -> ecorican@gmail.com

So, hope to see you involved in the healing…we are going to call this next cleanse: RELEASE THE GREASE 3: The Raw Treatment…I just made that up! YAY!

Have fun and be safe this weekend….Im gonna get prepared for the cleanse and make sure you guys are ready too!

YAHOO!

Love and Peace,
Skai Juice
THE CHEF
http://www.skaijuice.com

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Skai Juice guides you on the next RELEASE THE GREASE program

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

 

Skai getting her Yoga on!
Skai getting her Yoga on!

 

You gotta get moving!  I know more than anyone exactly how I feel when I don’t move my body on a regular basis.  I start to feel like Jabba the Hut. Honestly, I am one of those weird lazy types that actually likes to workout.  Kinda doesn’t make any sense.  I know.  There is more of that coming soon…weird stuff.  Any who, working out is essential…repeat…ESSENTIAL…to being a healthy, wholesome individual.  And it’s not really the working out part that is essential…it’s the moving your body part that is essential.  The saying Use it or Lose it applies here.  The oldest and healthiest people in the world move their bodies…way into the 100s.  So we really need to create a routine of moving our bodies. Most folks work in sedentary jobs.  Then we get home and sit on our Arse and get engrossed in TV and Internet land.  Time to MOTIVATE and MOVE IT!  What are your favorite ways to move your body?

I know that time is usually a huge issue for most folks…I recommend doing an online MOVING program.  It’s the easiest way to get it in right in the comfort of your own home.  Here are two I think are really awesome:

http://www.unitefitnessonline.com/workout-programs/

http://www.dirtyyogaco.com/home.html

 

The Benefits Of MOVING: 10 Reasons Why You Should Make MOVING Your ***New You Revolution!***

We all know about certain benefits of MOVING – above all, that it’s good for us. But this isn’t always enough to get us motivated into actually doing it. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get started on your new you revolution then here are 10 reasons why MOVING can improve your life.

1) More Energy: Although MOVING in itself may be tiring, one of the major benefits of MOVING is the fact that it’ll ultimately leave you feeling more energized. Studies have shown that regular MOVING helps to reduce fatigue.

2) Increase Your Mood: Every time you MOVE your body will release endorphins that help to make you feel good. MOVING really will give you a natural high!

3) Improve Your Health: There are so many health benefits of losing weight that it’s impossible to list them all here! By getting MOVING you’ll reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and much more.

4) Improve Your Appearance: If being overweight or not being toned leaves you feeling unhappy about yourself then losing weight can help you to look and feel better.

5) Play With Your Kids: It takes a lot of energy to keep up with your kids. By losing weight and getting MOVING, you’ll be able to run around with them without constantly getting out of breath. This can be one of the most rewarding benefits of MOVING: it helps you to enjoy life more.

6) Sleep Better: When you MOVE more you’ll start to find it easier to get a good night’s rest. This adds to the energy boost that you’ll get from MOVING in the long term.

7) Increase Your Strength and Stamina: Do you find it hard to go on long walks, even though you want to? Or maybe even carrying shopping bags up the stairs is a struggle? MOVE more and you’ll eventually be able to handle these activities with ease.

8) Reduce Stress: MOVING can hugely reduce stress levels. If you regularly suffer from stress – or even mental heath issues such as depression and anxiety – regular MOVING can help to reduce your symptoms.

9) A Sense Of Achievement: When you start to MOVE and see the improvements you’re making week on week, you’ll really get the feeling that you’ve achieved something worthwhile!

10) Keep Your Independence Later In Life: The more you can MOVING now, while you’re still able, the more you can reduce the impact of certain health problems later in life. In short, keeping fit and healthy will help you to keep your independence as late into life as possible.

So how much will you need to work out to feel these benefits of MOVING? That all depends on your current MOVING levels. The good news is that just 30 minutes of MOVING a day is enough to improve your health drastically. So what are you waiting for?!

Let me know how you make MOVING a priority…folks need some inspiration.  What do you do?

Love and Peace

Skai Juice

www.skaijuice.com

Foods That Lift Depression

In my last article…(http://wp.me/p1FWVl-gE), I discussed what depression is and how doctors often over prescribe antidepressant pills for people who show mild signs of depression. What I advise as a chef and retreat organizer is using a natural method of preventing depression from happening using quality foods and changes in lifestyle.

Whole Grains

Are you a carbohydrate addict? It could mean that your brain is low in serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter produced in your brain that helps with regulating your mood, monitoring your sleep, and controlling your hunger. What’s important is getting the right kind of carbohydrates into your body so that you don’t increase your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other lifestyle diseases.

Many carb addicts stick to foods like enriched pastas, white rice, white potatoes, and white breads. What you want to focus on are complex carbohydrates that slowly release energy into your bloodstream. This will prevent the sugar high and subsequent crash you experience when eating pastas or white sugars. Some examples of whole grains include brown and black rice, oatmeal, and quinoa. In one of my last online cooking classes I made a delicious brown rice with black beans and a slammin’ spinach salad with papaya dressing. Eating whole grains doesn’t have to be boring at all!

Nuts and Seeds

Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium, a mineral that helps to lift your mood and prevent depression. The recommended amount of brazil nuts it takes to keep you happy is about 6 nuts! You can also eat other varieties of nuts like cashews, walnuts, and flaxseeds. They provide a vital vegan source of omega 3 fatty acids. I use nuts and seeds in the base of my raw vegan desserts like brownies and pies.

Dark, leafy green vegetables

Kale and other leafy greens like collards and mustard greens are high in folic acid which combats depression. Try and get a broad selection of greens that are seasonal and local to where you live. These will taste the best and cost less.

I feel so lucky because it is my job to provide the best foods Puerto Rico has to offer. I love my customers that come to my cafe and those that stay with me a little longer for retreats. I would love for you to visit me here at Paradise Wellness in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. You would have access to beautiful, gourmet raw and cooked food that will give you life, as opposed to rob you of your energy. However I know all of you can’t make it, so I’m still working on solutions to get my online classes going so that you can learn wherever you are on the planet!

To stay in touch with me and be the first to learn about my upcoming classes and retreats, sign up for my email list!

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23306210

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/healthy/more-energy/foods-to-lift-mood-9307

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1562

Is Your Food Making You Depressed?

The food we eat has such an intimate relationship with how we feel. And what conventional medicine wants you to believe is that popping a “happy pill” is the cure for what your blues with little to no investigation into how your food and lifestyle affects you.

 

A 2002 study by the Rand Corporation stated that in a survey of almost 700 adults who were prescribed antidepressants, only 20% had shown significant symptoms of depression when actually tested for the disease. This means that many doctors are giving out the pill even when there may be other more convenient and less expensive ways to treat your symptoms.

 

There’s no test for depression

 

Did you know that there really is no real test for depression? What doctors will do is ask a series of questions and perhaps do lab tests to rule out problems with anemia and thyroid function. What that means is that your diagnosis of depression is relative and may change depending upon what doctor you speak to. So why not examine your food and lifestyle choices before agreeing to take a pill?

 

What is depression and symptoms

 

Depression is much more than a feeling of sadness. Sadness can be characterized by low mood, particularly in the morning, a loss of interest in sex and other things you would normally enjoy, consistent indecisiveness, insomnia, weight loss or weight gain, etc. It’s important to note that if you have thoughts of suicide or hurting others, you should quickly seek the support of a medical professional rather than self medicate. However for many people the average signs and symptoms of depression can begin to be addressed with diet and lifestyle choices.

 

As a chef and retreat organizer here in Puerto Rico, I teach my customers how to change their diet so that change in mood is inevitable. I advocate for eating foods that are filled with life and will, in turn, give life back to you.

 

In my next article, we will discuss foods that can help you to lift depression naturally.

 

I want you to keep up with what I’m working on here in Puerto Rico. I’ve got lots of great online raw and cooked vegan classes coming up as well as retreats for those of you who want the full Chef Skai treatment here in beautiful Puerto Rico! Sign up for my email list!

References

 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/side-effects/200905/overprescribing-antidepressants

 

http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-tests

 

http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-tests