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A Discovery Session is your first session with Celeste Davis and The Wellness Workshop. A Discovery Session is a powerful tool to help you learn to listen to your body and understand what it is trying to tell you.
How it works:
- Schedule Your Discovery Session with Celeste
- Find out your blood type
- You complete a series of subjective tests and email them to Celeste
- We meet by skype or phone for approximately 2 hours and you learn information that will empower you to take charge of your own health.
You will learn:
- How past medical history, including your genetic history may or may not lead to your present conditions and how to use food and a healthy lifestyle to “turn off” bad DNA and “turn on” good DNA.
- How your blood type affects your stress relief, food choices and even hobbies and activities.
- How your body type affects your food choices, personality and even the job and spouse you choose.
- Why you crave certain foods and what to eat to stop the cravings.
- What foods affect your body in a negative way and what to do about it.
- If you are toxic and a detox program would help you.
Value of a Discovery Session: Priceless
One-Time Investment: $120.00
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Can I just take supplements? There are some good antioxidant formulas available, such as AIM Proancyanol 2000, however, supplements alone will not keep you healthy. As Dr. Rowen Pfeifer, DC says, “only use supplements to supplement a healthy diet and lifestyle”.
Can I Buy Bottled Juice Like Bolthouse Carrot Juice? Bottled juices are pasturized so the enzymes are dead. These bottled juices contain vitamins and minerals and antioxidants but don’t have the construction crew necessary to put the nutrients to work. There is no comparison in the results of bottled juices and fresh juice. Natural Health Clinics world wide use freshly extracted veggie and fruit juices to heal even stage 4 cancer, not bottled juice. The AIM company dehydrated juices are processed to retain their enzymes and are a good substitute for freshly extracted juice.
How Much Should I Drink?
The Amount of Juice You Require Depends On Your Stage of “Health Nut” The amount you need depends your current lifestyle and the condition of your body.
Are you Already A Health Nut? If you are avoiding processed foods, refined sugars and chemicals and eating a mostly raw whole foods diet then 16 ounces a day should be sufficient. You can drink it all at once or drink 8 ounces in the morning and 8 ounces before dinner. Be sure and wait 20 minutes prior to eating anything after drinking your juice.
Are you a Sporadic Health Nut? This means you eat raw veggies and fruits every day and make an effort to avoid processed foods and sugar as much as possible but you still partake more than you’d like in the Standard American Diet (SAD). For you, 16 ounces twice a day is a good idea. Be sure and wait 20 minutes prior to eating anything after drinking your juice.
Do you eat the “Standard American Diet” of processed and chemical laden foods? Follow our slow start plan in Wonderfully Well on pages 55 – 63. Begin with 8 ounces and work up to 32 ounces a day until your diet and your body, are clean.
Are you Sick? Do you have chronic health conditions or disease? If you are in this category you definitely need a plan, if you start juicing this much every day and keep eating unhealthy foods and living an unhealthy lifestyle you will temporarily feel very sick because your body will begin a heavy detox. Our personal coaching programs are extremely effective for people with chronic physical conditions. We help people create a sustainable system to will slowly cleanse and rebuild the body and often the body will heal and eliminate chronic disease.
Do you have Cancer? If you have cancer, we recommend you contact the Gerson Institute and do whatever you can to follow their program. That said, if you are sick, the more juice the better for you. Health clinics in the US and worldwide who use juicing as part of their healing protocol recommend 32 ounces to 1 gallon of freshly extracted juice per day. The more juice you drink, the more quickly your body has what it needs to do it’s job of protecting and repairing your cells.
Why Does Juicing Work?
When you drink freshly extracted vegetable and fruit juices (not bottled or processed) OR enzyme rich dehydrated juice powders on an empty stomach those antioxidant rich foods are absorbed into your blood stream within 20 minutes and go directly to your cells to cleanse and repair the cell. The powerful antioxidants in these foods and the cofactors that work with them go to work to destroy invading toxins such as virus and bacteria and cleanse the toxic build up of the cells.
In her book, Raw Juices Can Save Your Life, Dr. Sandra Cabot, MD calls freshly extracted raw vegetable and fruit juices “a treasure house of nutritional healing”. Dr. Cabot further states “juices are unique because they allow the gut to receive a very concentrated amount of phytonutrients (plant nutrients) that could not be obtained by eating a normal amount of raw vegetables and fruit. You can absorb up to 99% of their value”.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD, in his book Eat To Live recommends adults consume two pounds of vegetables per day for optimal health. That would be 8 carrots, half a box of baby spinach, 2 tomatoes, 1 cucumber and an onion. That’s a lot of veggies! It’s not at all hard when you juice, one pound of carrots make eight ounces of juice. Most people won’t eat a whole pound of carrots. If you drink 16 ounces of juice per day you’ll get more than two pounds of veggies.
Juicing Makes New Cells Stronger and Healthier. Your body is continually rebuilding cells. Every 28 days you have new skin, every 120 days you have new blood cells, every 7 years your organs are new and every 10-15 years even your bones are completely renewed. How does this happen? When a cell is ready to die it divides into two cells. The old one dies, the new one survives (remember high school biology?) If the old cell is cleansed and fortified before it divides, the new cell is stronger and healthier than the old one, keep juicing and the process is repeated over and over again. Your cells and thus, your body, become healthier and stronger rather than older and weaker.
What Juicer Should I Buy? See our Wonderfully Well Store for comparisons of the juicers we use and recommend.
I Can’t Afford a Juicer. The question is do you want to afford it? I spoke to a women’s group a few years ago. Prior to the meeting most of the women were outside smoking. I also noticed most of them had professionally done nails. When many of them objected to the cost of eating healthy and juicing I asked how much it costs to buy a carton of cigarettes, how about a month of cigarettes? How much does it cost to get your nails done? The point is I have people tell me they can’t afford healthy eating or juicing but they go on many vacations a year, they get regular massages, they hire a housekeeper, they get their hair done, go golfing, own a boat or a second home, you get the idea. You afford what you value. If you truly value your health you will make it a priority in your time and finances.
Maybe you REALLY can’t afford a juicer, there are people in tight circumstances, we understand. If you really can’t, first of all pray and ask God to give you one, then send out an email to all your friends and ask if any of them have a juicer they would loan you until you can purchase one. I’ve had many people tell me they prayed for a juicer and shortly after received one. One of my clients mentioned to her bug man that she was looking for a used juicer. He told her one of his clients had one for sale. When he told the person with the juicer about my client, who was a breast cancer survivor, they gave her the juicer. Craig’s list is another good place to find a good quality Champion or Green Star juicer. Here’s an idea, if you are a person who values juicing, and you know someone who can’t afford it maybe you could give them one.
Another affordable suggestion is to use the AIM dehydrated juices, a one-month supply of powerful BarleyLife dehydrated juice powder is under $40.
What Is the Best Juice? It’s important to get a variety of brightly colored veggies and a few fruits. Fruit juices cleanse the body and vegetable juices repair the body. Our introductory juice, in our book Wonderfully Well is an antioxidant juice made up of carrots, apples and lemons. Once people get used to this juice we encourage them to expand to other veggies, especially greens. Most people start with some form of carrot juice and expand their horizons.
Juicing is somewhat time consuming. You have to shop for your veggies and fruits, wash them, prep them, juice them, clean up the juicer, it’s not like the drive through at a fast food restaurant. However, once you get in the swing of it your daily time for 16 ounces is less than 1 minute per ounce, a good juicer, like a Champion or Green Star is a snap to clean up, just wash, rinse and set out to dry.
I Don’t Have Time to Juice or I Travel For a Living. You can still get the great antioxidant health benefits of juicing with enzyme-rich dehydrated juice powders from AIM. BarleyLife and Leafy Greens contain over 40 pounds of dried green veggies in a one-month supply. Do you think you will eat 40 pounds of greens this month? That would be 20 of those plastic boxes of baby spinach. There are 25 pounds of carrots in a one-month supply of Carrot Max. Look at the pictures of the juice powders below; you can see they are antioxidant rich by the richness of their color. These juices are dried in a special way to preserve the living part of the juice, the enzymes so you get the benefit of freshly extracted enzyme rich juice with the convenience of a mix and drink powder.
We recommend and use AIM dehydrated juice powders when we travel, when we are on the truck or when we have a very busy schedule. Mixing 2 juice powders together gives a tasty, refreshing antioxidant, enzyme and phytonutrient packed drink. We like these combinations, the equivalent of two 16-ounce glasses of juice:
- BarleyLife or Leaf Greens and Reddy Beet – cleansing, a sweet tasting green and beet juice
- Just Carrot and CalciAim – repairing and protecting, a refreshing carrot and citrus juice
If you travel for a living or lead a busy life get the nutrition you desperately need from these AIM dehydrated juices. We also recommend you pick up one of AIM’s Omega Oil rich supplements, AimMega or CellSparc to enhance the juice nutrients and provide essential fatty acids for your heart, skin and brain.
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But we got back on!
Which stage are you in?
1. Precontemplation – I Call This “Be Aware”
There are three things everyone does when they create change in an area of life.
Determining Your Values
Choosing to Experience Something New
We’ve been on a health journey for almost 7 years and we’ve experienced all of the following at one or more times:
- Being in social settings that revolved around unhealthy food.
- Being in family settings that revolved around unhealthy food.
- Being too busy and too tired to make healthy food.
- Smelling Starbucks, a bakery, even McDonalds and just wanting some junk.
- Being faithful to healthy eating and lifestyle and not feeling like it’s making the changes we were hoping for.
- Getting off track for an extended period, feeling awful and eventually getting back on track.
- Being on a tight budget and not able to freely spend money on healthy food.
He’s going through another stage!
We are enjoying watching our grandsons and daughter as they go through the many stages of growing up; Josiah, 11, is entering the great “Jr. High” stage, we are having fun watching him mature and try to “act grown up” while still being a kid at heart. Ian just turned 4. He is in a whole different stage of life, full of fun and new discovery and testing his boundaries. Our grandsons different stages of life are part of a healthy process of “growing up” to maturity. You also go through stages when you decide to “grow up” in an area of your life. Each stage has it’s own process, challenge and benefits. It’s important to recognize your stage and grow through it so you don’t get “stuck” in a position of immaturity.
Are you moving to the next stage or are you stuck?
Which stage are you in?
1. Precontemplation – I Call This “Be Aware”
2. Contemplation – Still on the Be Aware stage
3. Preparation – I call this “Be Engaged”
4. Action – I Call this “Be Intentional”
5. Maintenance I call this “Be Confident”
6. Relapse takes you back to “Be Intentional” so you can “Be Confident”
I bought an Omega Juicer (from someone else) about two weeks ago now, the juice is sooooo good……but, to juice fruits is a real pain…….I usually have to stop in the middle of juicing and clean the screen to finish. Leafy greens are fine to juice.
You said the Omega parts were made cheaply, now I see what you meant, so I decided I am going to return the Omega and buy a Champion from you.
I am juice fasting right now, I have about 5 days left. I juice fast once a month, this is my third juice fast……I fast every time Aunt Flow visits, it helps me to remember to fast,(LOL) it has helped my “visits”. Aunt Flow and I don’t see eye to eye but this visit has be pretty good.
I would like to buy a black champion juicer from you. I will need to return the Omega first and wait for the refund. I will contact you when it is completed. Lisa L, 40 something mom of 2, Colorado
PS: I wanted the Green Star, Matt thinks that the auger may be a problem because the metal and plastic are built together. Do you have any thoughts on this? Thanks, We Miss and Love You All!!!
Good for you, juice fasting during your monthly cycle is genius! It’s amazing how the body responds when we give it what it needs. Freshly extracted veggie and fruit juices during your monthly cycle gives your body an abundance of building supplies to cleanse and repair.
Many of our female clients completely eliminate PMS by avoiding all refined sugar the week prior and the week during their monthly cycle. Just this one trick will often completely eliminate any difficulty with monthly cycles, hormonal mood swings, and even pre or post menopausal symptoms. You can still have fruit, however, eliminate all refined sugars and products containing sugar, so yes that even means chocolate.
Sorry about your experience with the Omega, we’ve sold several Champions to people who had the same experience.
The gears and plastic on the green star are well designed, clinicls all over the world use them to heal cancer. The Green Star has been the same for 30 years or so, it is a flawless design. The only thing they recently changed was to update the housing design to make it look more modern. It takes up quite a bit of space and is considerably slower than the champion or the omega; but it does everything, even wheat grass. As far as the gears go, You just have to be careful to line up 3 little dots that are plainly marked on the metal gear end. It’s not hard.
We love our Champion, we’ve both gotten the flu, ugh! and so have been drinking juice every hour for about 2 weeks now, our champion is a champ! We make enoughfor the entire day, since we are both on a recovery plan right now, that is almost a gallon of juice each day. For each of us we make 4 pints of orange or grapefruit 4 pints of of carrot, celery, apple and greens, remembering this is a recovery plan, we don’t do this all the time, just until we are well. We alternate the juice each hour with a serving of a dried green or liquid chlorophyl. Sunshine is also important when you are in recovery, getting out for even a 15 minute walk will speed up your recovery, let the sun hit as much of your skin as possible to get a good dose of Vitamin D.
You can order a Green Star or Champion from us, all our juicers include a personal session to help you learn how to use your juicer and develop a personal juicing plan. Find more info on our website, including videos on juicing. www.thewellenssworkshop.org
I am trying to change to a healthier diet, I’ve learned so much from you! Is there a certain food I should be sure to include in my daily choices? Anonymous
Thank you for the great question!
The answer: Eat at least a half an avocado every day for these wonderful health benefits:
Inflammation is a primary cause of most of our western chronic diseases. Most of our inflammation is caused by the Standard American Diet (SAD). People who “Flip” their food to more alkaline choices begin to see a reduction in inflammation and, as a result, a reduction in their chronic medical conditions. The George Mateljan Foundation, on their website, The Worlds Healthiest Foods, says this about the avocado: ”The ability of avocado to help prevent unwanted inflammation is absolutely unquestionable in the world of health research. The term “anti-inflammatory” is a term that truly applies to this delicious food.”
In addition to the other benefits, research is showing that one of the most powerful jobs of an avocado is to “turn off” the growth cycle of developing cancer cells and “increase” the growth cycle of healthy cells, this alone is an excellent reason to add avocado to your daily food choices.
Including avocado in your daily food choices can:
- Reduce or sometimes eliminate joint and muscle pain due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout
- Optimize the body’s ability to use the powerful healing Carotenoids found in brightly colored veggies, increasing absorption by 200 to 400%.
- The excellent fat in the avocado helps to reduce your risk of heart attack by reducing homocysteine levels, lowering cholesterol and raising HDL, good cholesterol.
- Promote good blood sugar regulation.
- Turn off the developmental stage of cancer growth in cells and rapidly increase the growth of good cells in your body.
- Fresh Guacamole with veggies or organic corn chips, or drop some on a salad or taco. (My favorite)
- Mix avocado with pico de gallo or salsa.
- Cut avocado up in chunks and put it on salads.
- Slice an avocado and put it on a sandwich or burger (veggie or otherwise).
- Mix it with fruits such as mango, papaya, pineapple or any brightly colored veggie.
I recently learned that “raw cheese” can be considered “raw” if it is heated just one degree below pasteurization! Even the Organic Valley raw cheese I’ve bought in the health food section of the grocery store and at the market and showed many of you! Arrrgggghhh! Hopefully some of the more “designer”cheeses in the cheese section of WFM are truly raw, I can’t be sure but I can be sure about a new TRULY raw cheese from Beyond Organic, called Greenfed Raw Cheese, coming out in November!
Why Raw Cheese? First of all it tastes fantastic and you don’t need much to be satisfied. When Phil & I were not eating well we went through about 5 pounds of cheddar cheese A WEEK! We were never satisfied by what we ate. Now we can eat 1 ounce and be satisfied, we get the nutrients, the taste and all the benefits of raw cheese without the huge amounts of fat and calories we used to consume.
Using Raw Milk products in small amounts (this is an ounce or two occasionally), such as Truly Raw Cheese, and completely eliminating all pasteurized milk products, can help eliminate allergies and build immunity through the beneficial bacteria in truly raw cheese. When the milk used to make the cheese is unpasteurized the living part of the food, the enzymes are still intact. This allows the body to digest the food and use the nutrients in the food. It also allows the growth of GOOD bacteria that help with immunity and digestion. Truly RAW cheese made from unpasteurized milk has wonderful flavor, you don’t need much of it to be satisfied and is like taking a probiotic to populate the colon with beneficial bacteria. Many people have allergies caused by consuming pasteurized milk products. When people eliminate all pasteurized milk products from the diet and begin to use raw milk products in small amounts, such as raw cheese, their allergies, ear infections, respiratory problems disappear!
Enzymes are the construction crew of the food. All food kept at it’s natural temperature or heated no more than 118 degrees contains enzymes, these are the living part of the food. You can see enzymes at work if you’ve ever used Oxyclean, you know the “scrubbing bubbles”? The same enzyme action happens in food…the living enzymes are the “construction crew” of the food, they literally digest the food so the body can use it.
You can view enzyme action in a banana or apple on the counter. If the fruit becomes bruised, it begins to break down and literally consumes itself right there on the counter! However, if you put applesauce or baked banana on the counter it will attract mold spores that will consume it eventually, the enzymes are killed by the heat used to make the applesauce or banana. Raw foods are powerful in your body because of these living enzymes. They literally digest the food, tear it apart so the body can put the vitamins, minerals, proteins, sugars and fats to work.
What does this have to do with milk or cheese? Unpasteurized milk products also have living enzymes which help to “deconstruct” the food so your body can use it. Pasteurization kills those living enzymes and creates a product that is foreign to the body, the body actually views it as a toxic invader, it doesn’t know what to do with the unnatural proteins, vitamins, minerals, even calcium!
Raw cheese has the enzymes if it is heated below 118 degrees but milk is pasteurized to at least 145 degrees F and raw cheese milk is heated to 160 degrees! Refrigerated pasteurized milk is heated to 145 degrees for at least 30 minutes. Ultra pasteurized cream is heated to 280 degrees. Pasteurized milk that is kept on the shelf and not refrigerated is heated from 250 to 302 degrees farenheit. So obviously it is completely dead!
There is a third type of milk treatment, thermalization, which involves heating the milk only to 60-65 °C/140-150 °F for 15 to 30 seconds then chilling before re-heating at the start of cheesemaking. This process reduces the number of micro-organisms, but not so much so that the resulting cheese will be without flavor. The United States FDA considers this still to be raw milk, while the European Union considered it pasteurized. Beyond Organic Greenfed Raw Cheese is never heated above the temperature of the cow’s body, 101 degrees F. More info here.
BTW: Most processed foods are pasteurized, killing the living part of the food. There are many words for pasteurization, flash, irradiated, high temp, low temp, ultra pasteurized. Each of these processes allows the manufacturer to keep the food on the shelf for long periods of time, void of the living enzymes, the “construction crew” necessary to break down the food for use in the body. This is why freshly extracted veggie and fruit juices are the only type of juice you should drink. Bottled and boxed juices are Flash Pasteurized and are also dead food, basically liquid sugar.
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I have been on an Elimination diet for over a month. Eating just fresh fruits and veggies – mostly raw; some fish, some chicken, some brown rice; lots of water, green tea, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Soooo, the problem is constipation.
- Why with all this good stuff are we still suffering from constipation?
- When are we going to start feeling more energy?
- Why are we not seeing any weight loss?
Just curious, thought this was the way to go to determine what were the items that caused problems and have been waiting for our bodies to get on a regular schedule. Would love to hear your thoughts on this. Oh there is also exercise at least 3x a week.
It’s great to hear from you. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been feeling badly for so long. Constipation is not uncommon for people who begin a raw food program. To avoid long term constipation resulting in more toxicity, we have our personal coaching clients do a series of 2-3 colon hydrotherapy sessions prior to detoxing.
Healthy Bowel Movements Many people who have “good” bowel movements are actually impacted and don’t know it; there are several reasons why they have regular bowel movements; 1. They drink coffee, which is an irritant to the colon. 2. Their colon is full and when they “put some in” they “push some out”. Even though they are eliminating there is no peristaltic action.
When you stop drinking caffeine, and change your food to mostly raw your digestion changes, you don’t have the bulk of food going through to “push” food out and so your bowel movements are smaller, hard to get out and dry.
Another thing to check is this, are your foods rich in natural juice and water or more dry? For instance, spring mix and spinach are dry whereas romaine lettuce has a lot of natural water. Make sure you include high water foods in your fruits and veggies.
I would suggest 5 things:
1. Eat only fruit until you have a bowel movement in the morning; even if it takes until noon or later, eat only fresh, raw, juicy fruit, freshly made fruit or veggie juices or smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit and no dairy products. You can read more about that in Wonderfully Well, page 59.
2. Make sure you are getting half you body weight in ounces of water each day and start the day with a glass of warm water with the juice of an entire lemon.
3. Do a series of at least 3 colon hydrotherapy sessions. We have a wonderful set of ladies here in Cool Springs at New Beginnings to Health and Wellness, Millie Taylor and Diane Edrington. 615-476-7498.
4. Make sure you are getting enough good fat; avocados are good and at least 2 Tablespoons of flax oil daily, use in salad dressings or smoothies, it doesn’t store as fat in your body but will lubricate your colon.
5. Use Aloe Vera daily 2-4 Tablespoons to help your colon cleanse and heal.
One last suggestion is to add probiotics and digestive enzymes to your regular diet. If you are constipated, adding probiotics can work wonders! We recommend Garden of Life Primal Defense or Raw Probiotics and Garden of Life Ultra Omegazyme or Raw Enzymes. Find them here.
Let us know if any of these suggestions work for you!
Celeste note: Many people are successful at completing a 28-day detox program on their own, however, as my friend above experienced, they suffer unnecessarily with problems because they are inexperienced and don’t know what to do or why something is happening. This is one of the values of personal coaching. My weekly clients are able to look at the body, how it is responding and find quick solutions to obstacles and problem areas. We offer several levels of personal coaching; one on one, group classes and even have our face book page, Wonderfully Well as a free resource for people who need an answer. For more information about our group and individual coaching programs go to our website, http://www.thewellnessworkshop.org
Kit and Raymond attended our cooking and healthy lifestyle classes at Whole Foods for almost a year. They enthusiastically participated in each class, eager to learn the healing power of food. They also began to detox and see how food affected their own bodies. Kit realized that disease did not have to be managed, it could be healed and a primary component in healing is food.
Raymond Williams and his wife Kit Stiles-Williams, MD, will be Guest Speakers our October 20th 8 Steps to Wonderfully Well class, you won’t want to miss this doctors’ perspective on the healing power of food! Sign up here.
After about a year of regular attendance Ray and Kit disappeared from our classes! We missed them terribly and lost track of what they were up to. Occasionally we received an encouraging email, always hedged in mystery….where were they? Then one day, about a year from the last time we had seen them, they came to a class and shared what they had been up to.
Kit shared with the class that “as a medical doctor I took the hippocratic oath to do no harm to my patients”. She continued, in 20 years in the medical field she saw that many prescription drugs were very harmful to many of her patients. Raymond enthusiastically shared how the change in their diet resulted in amazing changes and healing in their bodies, they were compelled to learn more. The year they “disappeared” was spent with Ray and Kit gaining certifications as Raw Chefs, Health Ministers, Nutritionists and Counselors. This year they have been working on speaking, writing and helping others as we say “Improve Your Life by Changing Your Food”.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an enthusiastic medical doctor’s view on health and healing. Join us at our 8 Steps to Wonderfully Well class on Thursday, October 20. We start at 6 pm with a healing and cleansing workout with Vicki Drobnis, a certified trainer. We will hear from the Williams, learn to make a raw pasta, cheese and marinara with Chef Diane Edrington and learn how to complete the Wonderfully Well Fall Cleanse with Celeste. Sign up here