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I am 37 Married Mother of 6 beautiful children :) I have 3 deep passions! First is seeing my husband and children thrive in all GOD has for them :) After that I am crazy wild about supernatural healing signs n wonders, miracles and the prophetic :) That list goes on and on... The 3rd would be healthy living.I call this blog "Juiced Alive" because its how I feel when I juice!Juicing and a raw diet mean a great deal to me. I am not 100% raw. I was born and raised in Alaska so I LOVE SALMON and MOOSE MEAT!! Juicing has been a big blessing to my body. I have been doing it for almost 8 yrs now. My children LOVE the hulk drink and many others :) My hope is that this blog will display that it can be simple and enjoyable. I could write pages on the benefits of juicing but I will spare you.........for now :) BLESSINGS!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Adrenal Juice/Vitamix Drink

Yes you did read it right its a juice drink then blended in the vitamix. I got this one off a YouTube video and tried it tonight. Yup I will do this one more. I juiced carrots, celery and cucumber together. Then hacked open a young coconut and poured the water in the vitamix along with a few cubes of ice. Poured the juice in the vitamix and blended them together. Felt the energy rise up in me quickly :)

So  very simple to make this drink!
7 or more carrots
a whole group of celery stalks 
1 large cucumber or more

Juice together then open up a young coconut and pour in the water out of it. Add the juice, throw it into the vitamix with the coconut water. Add ice as much as you like. Drink it up yum!

This is what a young coconut looks like inside! It's YUMMY!!

Dan the man with the master plan on YouTube is very passionate about juicing. Very much  his thing!  I enjoy his juice drink recipes and my son Skyler says he looks like Jesus LOL. Dan  said this drink cleanses your adrenals and kidneys. Now most people have huge adrenal issues from MEGA STRESS and BAD DIET. For me my adrenals were pushed to the limit long before I became a adult :(   I have a strong desire to "heal" my adrenals and feel better. Juicing has helped so much! However with the degree of burnout I have I need more than just juicing but its a great start. I have posted a couple things on here about herbs and plan to do more :) Would love to hear your feedback on adrenal burnout - more about how you have been able to have breakthrough. I was able at one point a few years ago take  a adrenal tonic but the cost is through the roof for our family and I can't do it....I am TRUSTING GOD to show me how to help myself and others that I love. But be warned I am not a doctor! I recently had a friend tell me she had a dream about me sitting in a car with other friends in our prophetic group we belong in. There was a word for me in the dream and it was to take care of myself.........Now I am a mother of 6 I go go go go and go all day and night. My oldest does not live here in CA being 18 now and will be married in July, but the intercession I do for him feels like he  still lives here  sometimes :)  Then a few nights ago I had a dream that I was with my pastors wife Beni. She was making me a adrenal tonic. She watched me drink it and then we chatted about vitamin C. When I woke up I was like OK papa God your trying to tell me to SLOW it down. I have so many "duties" but am trying to slow down what I can.......but I could do better for sure! So I am on this big divine quest and you get to come with me my friends :)

Found this on line about adrenal burnout.
Here is a list of some symptoms  you might feel if you are in adrenal burnout :

Common adrenal fatigue symptoms :
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression
  • Hostility
  • Anxiety
  • Weakened immunity
  • Chronic low-grade infections
  • Low back pain
  • Getting sick frequently
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Poor memory
  • Sweet cravings
  • Thyroid problems
  • Always feeling cold
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Any chronic or autoimmune condition
Causes of Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal gland fatigue can be due to improper dietary nutrition, a toxic overload such as Heavy metal toxicity, extreme shock and emotional trauma, physical trauma, working too hard without enough rest, over-indulgence in stimulants like coffee, tea, tobacco, and narcotics.
However, the most common cause of Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal isufficiency is simply: STRESS!

induces a 'fight or flight' reaction, which requires a lot of energy to be produced by the Adrenals. The Adrenal glands respond to stress by secreting Aldosterone which tells the kidneys to retain more Sodium and Copper which are stimulating and provide a quick energy supply to power the sympathetic nervous system "fight or flight" response. At the same time, Aldosterone tells the kidneys to eliminate large amounts of Zinc and Magnesium which are calming to the nervous system. The body doesn't need anything calming in the nervous system if we need to be alert and ready for action, just as our "fight or flight" defense mechanism was designed: to protect us from danger.
As Zinc and Magnesium levels decline, your ability to digest food, assimilate nutrients, and produce energy from food becomes greatly impaired because Zinc is necessary for the production of all proteins in the body, which includes the enzymes in the stomach, pancreas and intestines which are responsible for the breakdown of food into particles which can then be absorbed through the intestinal lining.

Zinc and Magnesium are the main calming minerals in our body, so if their levels decline, due to constant "fight or flight" stress reactions, our ability to handle stress is greatly impaired.
It's like a Catch-22:
  • Stress reactions deplete Zinc and Magnesium.
  • You need Zinc and Magnesium in order remain calm and not get stressed out all the time.
  • Stress reactions result in a propensity for even more stress.
  • More and more Copper is retained by the release of Aldosterone. Copper is itself very stimulating and agitating to the nervous system making you over-emotional and over-reactionary causing an inability to relax, excessive worrying and thinking, difficulty sleeping, and being even more stressed out.
  • Copper suppresses Zinc's function in the body, so what little Zinc there is gets even more neutralized by the excess amounts of Copper being retained by our stress reactions.
  • Stress keeps compounding on top of stress until you require medications such as anti-anxiety medications, sleep medications, anti-depressants and possibly others which just try to suppress the effects of the excess Copper toxicity and Zinc and Magnesium deficiency.
Zinc and Magnesium are also necessary for many energy producing biochemical pathways in the body. Without these vital nutrients, the Adrenals are called on to work extra hard to produce even more energy, since there is not enough energy being produced by our metabolism of food nutrients. Over time, this can lead to adrenal gland fatigue.

So many reason to juice and take care of your self! I want to give my best to my family don't you?



Karen said...

So happy to try this! I know this is for me! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

BLESSED247 said...

Karen your the sweetest :)