Category Archives: Longevity

My Most Recent Juicing Demonstration

Recently I was in Florida with Paul Nison, who was kind enough to invite us to speak in West Palm Beach, Florida.  I spoke about the importance of living LIFE first, naturally.  No chemicals in your foods, no artificial ingredients in foods, or artificial colors in your foods.  Please always read labels, and especially, if you have allergies, or your children have allergies this is of the utmost importance.

I also spoke about the importance of eating fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes and herbs.  Fresh!  Juice everyday and surround yourself with salads by making your main meals out of large green salads.

I hope you enjoy the video. I dedicate it to you.

And just remember, I know that we cannot live

forever, but my deepest goal is to live my life as

healthily and joyfully as possible.  It’s our responsibility

to take care of ourselves to the best of our ability, and

to help our children  understand this virtue as well.

All the best to you!

Jay Kordich

Important Differences between Fruit and Vegetable Juices

Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system. Specifically, fruits are our cleansers and energizers and vegetable juices are our builders, and regenerators.  Freshly extracted fruit or vegetable juices will supply all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein, and some fats critical to increased vitality! Adding live juices to one’s diet as a daily routine, many claim brings them a rejuvenating effect and help the disorders such as obesity, cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism, and smoking. Supplying the body with easily absorbable nutrients, so that anybody, even with compromised immune sytems or assimilation challenges, juicing penetrates into our intestinal walls, making assimilation almost immediate. This is because when you juice freshly made fruit or vegetable juices, they are 100% pre-digested.  For the elderly, fresh vegetable and fruit juicing is essential!
As we age, our assimilation factors decrease due to digestive weaknesses and illnesses we incur as we grow older.  Some say that as we reach the age of 70 years old, most of us can only absorb 20% of the nutrients we consume through eating.  Not so with juicing.  No matter the age, juicing is 100% absorbable.
For most health conditions, juice fasting is the best method to transform health quickly and effectively, no matter our age.  However, as we age, we are also more susceptible to detoxification symptoms as we start to juice more and more power juices such as greens, carrots, beets, etc.,.
This is why combining these vegetables helps ease some of these symptoms when we add neutral fruits to the mix such as apples.
Through juicing at least 1 quart of power juices daily, thousands of individuals have claimed they have experienced major relief from serious diseases such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, obesity, alcoholism and even smoking. Because juice fasting quickly and efficiently removes toxins and excess fatty tissue while supplying a full spectrum of nutrients, (such as antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minearls, enzymes and micronutrients), it has an advantage over any weight-loss program. Juicing literally –nourishes every cell of our body and floods the body with nutrients that energize the body’s natural regenerative abilities.
Here is one of our favourite juice combinations that effectively help our immune system and our overall health ~ at any age!
(for 2) ~ (Organic Only Please!)
10 medium sized CARROTS
4 leaves SWISS CHARD
1 LIME with the skin
1 large Cucumber (unwaxed)
1 BEET with its greens
1 large, yellow, red or green Apple
This tonic contains a powerhouse of cleansing properties that anyone can drink on a daily basis, except for children under three years old.
Here’s to Power Juicing!
Jay Kordich

Dr. Robert Young on the Importance of Juicing

The co-author of The pH Miracle, Dr. Robert Young in an extended 42 minute interview with jaykordich.com, talks about the importance of juicing when starting down the road to health. His program advocates alkaline foods to help balance the body against the typical american diet of mostly acid-forming foods. He says drinking fresh juice on a daily basis could be one your most important steps to good health and longevity.

Overcoming Disease with Charlotte Gerson

89 year old Charlotte Gerson sat down with jaykordich.com to discuss how to be healthy into your 80s, 90s, and even 100s. It’s a fascinating 48 minutes of great information and perspective from someone who has dedicated her life to helping others overcome serious illness. Gain valuable knowledge by watching this interview conducted only a few months ago.

You can purchase Charlotte’s book, Healing The Gerson Way, along with many books by Charlotte and other important authors by clicking here.

Can’t Drink Carrot Juice? Here’s some great Substitutes!

We use carrots quite frequently in vegetable juices.  We love carrot juice, but that is not true for everybody. It’s normal to imagine carrots being part of almost every tonic!  However some of us just don’t like to drink carrot juice, yet on the other hand, some are allergic or find carrots to be too sweet because of pancreas troubles, and/or hypoglycemia, diabetes.

Doctors are saying no to fruit juices for those who suffer from blood sugar problems, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.

We realize this can be an issue for some people, and it’s true, carrots have become hybridized, so much so, that their natural sugar content is much higher.

We have good news!

You don’t have to bypass juicing any longer…..hopefully our substitutions will bring you some help.

Whenever you see a juicing recipe that calls for carrots, we recommend you substitute l large zucchini for approximately 3-4 medium sized carrots.  So if the recipe calls for 10 carrots, use approximately 3 large zucchinis.

Zucchini, in its raw state has a very sweet taste and also juices very well.

Here’s a great TONIC for substituting Carrots with Zucchini:

2 Large Zucchini (Green)

1 Red Delicious Apple

1 Lime with skin

6 Large or 3 Super Large Swiss Chard Leaves

1 Medium Beet with a few of the Beet Greens

(This makes a fantastic, sweet and powerful tonic….one of our personal summertime faves)

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Here’s some interesting facts about Zucchini:

Zucchini Squash is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It’s also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. Usage: Raw in vegetable platters, but especially wonderful, shredded in salads, and used in juices to replace carrots.

Selection: Good-quality zucchini, also known as courgette in the U.K., should be firm, smooth-skinned and small in size. The surface will shiny and dark-green in color. Also, they come as Yellow. These are just as potent, if not more potent than the green Zucchini, because of the bright yellow colours.

Avoid: Avoid product that is soft, wrinkled, blemished or dull in appearance, or has fungus on the skins located on the soft parts of the Zucchini. Large squash will be less tender than smaller product. Zucchini is available year-round, with peaks in late spring and early summer.

Another good substitute for carrots are Cucumbers.

When you see a vegetable juice recipe that calls for carrots, and you don’t have any yellow or green zucchinis around, you can substitute 1 large cucumber for every 5 carrots. Why?  Because cucumbers have more juice in them than zucchinis, plus the English Cucumbers are larger than most cucumbers.  Cucumbers have a nice sweet taste to them as well.

We don’t recommend you using cucumbers that have wax on them. Be careful because some organic cucumbers can and ‘do’ have wax on them.  Try buying the English Cucumbers that are packaged in plastic.  Jay and I buy these frequently, and have found a good organic source where we will, and are confident you too can find them. Since we live in a small town, there shouldn’t be any troubles in finding them. Some organic growers don’t use the plastic to cover them, so just make sure to ask them for the organic English Cucumbers.

Here’s some great information about Cucumbers:

Cucumbers are low in Saturated Fat, awith very little Cholesterol and Sodium. They’re also a good source of Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese, and a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.  They are also very high in natural mineral water, so when juiced, it easily helps hydrate your skin.

Usage: Salads, Juices!

Selection: Good quality cucumbers are an even dark-green color, firm and relatively thin but can be either long or short.

Storage: Store in containers, either plastic zip lock or in a storage container. Otherwise they develop fungus and wilt.

Avoid: Avoid cucumbers that are soft, yellow or wrinkled on the ends, or especially the ones that have fungus on the skins. Huge fat cucumbers may be full of large seeds and bitter.  That’s why we recommend English Cucumbers. They are not fat, they are slender and yield a superior amount of juice over the seeded, wetter, fatter kinds of cucumbers you get in the grocery store.

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Here’s a great tonic substitution for carrot juice by using Cucumbers:

2 Large Cucumbers (preferably English)

3 cups Spinach

1 Lime with skin or 1 Lemon with skin

1 cup Parsley

2 Red Delicious Apples

1 inch square fresh Ginger Root

(This is a great tonic!  It tastes fantastic, and is a super beautiful green colour. Most people can not even realize how sweet this tonic is, but it’s a fantastic drink for the summertime.)


How to Reach 90….at Full Throttle. My Top 10 Tips!

I will soon be 88 years old, and  as a gift, I thought it may be wise to share some of my successful ways of living with you.  Please send them to your parents or grandparents.

When we age, it’s very easy to get caught up in a rut, staying at home most of the time, feeling like life has passed us by. Tragedies and traumas can get us down, even when we are younger, so these Principles can help anybody, no matter the age.

Since I feel God has blessed me with a passion for teaching people about juicing for over 6 decades now,  I have been able to succeed in reaching an age that I know ALL of us can reach!  May God Bless all of you at all times, and may He help instill these principles into your daily lives.

Here are my top ten tips…..

#1. Change your Diet! Eat an Organic Vegan Diet, and Juice Vegetables Daily, (up to 2 quarts per day) and eat Fruits in Season.  This is probably the most important change you can make because it will help keep you vital, and open to change, just by virtue of these juices flowing through your body daily.

#2. Take Organic Superfood Supplements: Chlorella, Wheatgrass Juice, Barley Greens, Supergreen Powders Daily

#3. Take Cat Naps ~ Yes!  Take a 20 to 30 minute cat nap daily.  You can even do this at work. Even if you have to go to your car during lunch break, it’s that important.

#4.  Exercise! 30 minute daily exercises are a must.  Even if it’s a brisk walk. Getting in the outdoors is crucial, every single day.  Trips to the gym are ok, but remember fresh air is priceless.  Our lungs need it.

#5. Serve Others Daily. Find a way to help someone who is older or younger who is in need of help.  Even if it’s a short note to someone who is hurting, or someone you can visit.  Serving others selflessly keeps us connected as a large human family.

#6. Drink Water! Drink lots of purified water.  I drink steam distilled water because I get my organic minerals from my vegetable juices.  I recommend 6 glasses a day.

#7. Create Goals. As we age sometimes we lose focus and/or forget what brings passion into our lives.  When we reach some of these goals, it keeps us mentally fit and optimistic.

#8. Forgiveness. We must forgive the past, no matter how much it impacted our lives.  If we don’t forgive, it’s like walking forward with our head turned behind us.  There is no healthy future when we are tied to the past. Let Go and Let God bring you the gifts that are waiting for you when you forgive.

#9. Overcome your Limitations! Overcoming our own inner fears is crucial to living a long healthy life.  Once you get past these fears, you will feel a surge of incredible energy.  It takes daily effort, but as you overcome each little fear, they become easier and easier to conquer.

#10. Throw out the Negativity. Never ever let negative thoughts enter your mind. Once you let them in, they grow like a cancer.  The key to keeping optimistic is to substitute them for a loving or exciting thought.

The HIGHEST Nutritious Tonic! (top 5 shown)

(According to Dr. Koop, here are the TOP TEN highest nutritious Veggies!)

Here is our version for the BEST veggie tonic: (for 2) 10 carrots, 6 flowers of Brussel Sprouts, 1 cup Broccoli, 1 large handful of spinach and 2 green apples. It’s a winner!


1. Broccoli (excellent in juices)

2.  Spinach (excellent in juices)

3.  Brussel Sprouts (excellent in juices)

4.  Lima (not recommended for juicing, unless soaked overnight and then juiced with soaked seeds or nuts.)

5.  Peas (great for juicing and snap peas can be juiced entirely with their pods)

6.  Asparagus (great for juicing)


7.  Artichoke (not recommended for juicing!)  Best steamed  and eaten.


8.  Cauliflower (great for juicing whole)


9.  Sweet Potato (great for juicing and a good substitute for carrots if allergic to carrots)


10. Carrots (fantastic for juicing and is the base for most juicing combinations)

1. Broccoli

Broccoli belongs to the cabbage family (Brassicaceae – to be more specific). The green flower heads and the stalk of the plant are both edible. Broccoli plants are closely related to cauliflowers, although the plants have extremely different colors. Broccoli contains high quantities of vitamin C, soluble fibers and the compound glucoraphanin. Glucoraphanin in broccoli leads to anticancer compound sulforaphane.
Referring to the history of broccoli, the plant was first mentioned in France in 1560 (the name “broccoli” is Italian). 150 years later, in England, the plant was still unknown and was called “sprout colli-flower” or “Italian asparagus”.
During the centuries, broccoli has became a very popular vegetable. The plant is now mentioned in a lot of TV shows, cartoons. There even is a world contest for eating broccoli. The actual champion is Tom “Broccoli” Landers, who ate 1 pound of broccoli in 92 seconds. The secret, he says, is: “Just swallow, don’t bother to chew”.
Eating 100g of raw broccoli can give you (according to the USDA Nutrient database):
Energy – 30 kcal / 140 kJ
Carbohydrates – 5 g
Sugars – 1.7 g
Dietary fiber – 6.64 g
Fat – 0.37 g
Protein – 2.82 g
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) – 0.071 mg (5% of the daily recommended doze for adults)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) – 0.117 mg (8%)
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – 0.639 mg (4%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) – 0.573 mg (11%)
Vitamin B6 – 0.175 mg (13%)Folate (Vitamin B9) – 63 µg (16%)
Vitamin C – 89.2 mg (149%)
Calcium – 47 mg (5%)
Iron – 0.73 mg (6%)
Magnesium – 21 mg (6%)
Phosphorus – 66 mg (9%)
Potassium – 316 mg (7%)
Zinc – 0.41 mg (4%)
So, by eating 100 g of broccoli, your body gathers two times more vitamin C as compared to oranges. Also, broccoli has only 0.37 g of fat, while chicken breast and steak have 7 g and 18 g, respectively. Broccoli has almost half of the total quantity of calcium in milk (in 100 g of milk there are 113 mg of calcium, while broccoli has 47 mg).
Although it might seem a little strange, broccoli is not seen only as a very healthy and nutritious food.

2. Spinach

Spinach belongs to the Amaranthaceae family, native to central and southwestern Asia. At the beginning, spinach was cultivated in Persia and in 647 arrived to China where it was called “the herb of Persia”.
In the past, spinach was considered to be one of the best sources of iron. In reality, 100 g of raw spinach has 2.7 mg of iron (about 22% of the daily recommended doze for adults), a very high concentration for a vegetable but not as high as people believed in the past.
Still, the quantity of iron made available by spinach for the human body depends on its absorption. Iron enters the body in two forms: heme and nonheme iron. All the iron in grains and vegetables and more than half of the iron in animal food sources is nonheme iron. Heme iron can be found only in meat and in smaller quantities.
Nonheme iron is absorbed much slower as compared to heme iron. Still, the absorption process is influenced by the presence of other elements, like: binders – fiber, enhancers – vitamin C, etc.
So, the good news is that consuming foods rich in vitamin C increases the absorption of iron. However, the bad news is that spinach contains high levels of oxalate, substance that binds with iron to form ferrous oxalate and remove iron from the body (consuming foods with high levels of oxalates will decrease substantially the quantity of iron absorbed by the human body).
A funny thing about spinach is that in 1870, Dr. E. von Wolf published an iron content in spinach that was ten times too high. The scientist misplaced a decimal point in his publication, transforming spinach in the most miraculous vegetable in the world. This lead to numerous stories, including the famous “Popey the sailor man”. Still, the truth was revealed in 1937 by a German chemist who corrected the mistake.
Besides iron, spinach is also a good source of calcium. Calcium absorption, as iron absorption, is influenced by oxalate. The body can only absorb about 5% of the total quantity of calcium in spinach.
Spinach also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, antioxidants and folic acid. The most important nutrients in spinach (100 g), as mentioned in the USDA Nutrient Database, are presented below:
Energy – 20 kcal/100 kj
Carbohydrates – 3.6 g
Sugars – 0.4 g
Dietary fiber – 2.2 g
Fat – 0.4 g
Protein – 2.9 g
Folate (Vitamin B9) – 194 µg (49% of the daily recommended doze for adults)
Vitamin C – 28 mg (47%)
Vitamin E – 2 mg (13%)
Vitamin K – 483 µg (460%)
Calcium – 99 mg (10%)
Iron – 2.7 mg (22%)
Caution: reheating spinach may cause the formation of poisonous compounds that are especially harmful to infants younger than six months.
The nutrients in spinach are very important for red blood cell formation, growth and cell division and protein metabolism. It also contains lutein, a very important antioxidant for eye, skin and cardiovascular health. Vitamin C and vitamin A plus the folic acid and fiber help the body fight cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancer. Spinach also protects the body against heart diseases and against age related memory loss (flavonoids).

3. Brussels sprouts

The Brussels sprout is part of the cabbage family and it is cultivated for its small leafy green heads, much like miniature cabbages. The name of the Brussels sprout comes from the capital of Belgium: Brussels, as it was first cultivated in this country. Today, this vegetable is cultivated mainly throughout Europe and the United States.
Brussels sprouts are the most hated vegetable in the UK (according to a survey conducted in the UK in 2002). The main reason for this dissatisfaction with Brussels sprouts is that, when overcooked, the vegetable releases sulphurous compounds that give it an unpleasant smell. Thus, Brussels sprout has become a symbol for all vegetables hated by children.
Brussels sprouts are a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid. Also, this vegetable contains high amounts of fiber, potassium and folacin. Brussels sprout is also high in protein, very uncommon for a green vegetable.
According to USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, 100 grams of raw Brussels sprout contains 43 kcal and 0.30 g of fat. The most important nutrients found in this amount of raw Brussels sprout are:
Protein: 3.38g
Carbohydrate: 8.95g
Dietary fiber: 3.8g
Sugars: 2.20g
Calcium: 42mg
Iron: 1.40mg
Magnesium: 23mg
Phosphorus: 69mg
Potassium: 389mg
Manganese: 0.337mg
Vitamin C: 85.0mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1): 0.139mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 0.090mg
Niacin (vitamin B3): 0.745mg
Vitamin B6: 0.219mg
Folate: 61mcg
Vitamin A: 754IU
Vitamin K: 177.0mcg
Tryptophan: 0.037g
Carotene, beta: 450mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin: 1590mcg
The phytochemicals in Brussels sprout, like beta Carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin help the natural defense system of the body. Brussels sprouts are particularly good for pregnant women, due to its high amount of folic acid. This nutrient is a B-vitamin needed during the cellular division, as it is essential in DNA synthesis.
It is known that Brussels sprouts’ glucosinolates help prevent colon cancer. In a study, animals were given water supplemented with Brussels sprouts. As a result the development of pre-cancerous cells was reduced by 41-52% in the colon and 27-67% in the liver. Also, the pre-cancerous lesions in the liver were reduced by 85-91%.
There are many ways to cook Brussels sprouts, but it is best to quickly steam or boil it in order to preserve its nutritional value. The main problem when cooking Brussels sprouts is to avoid overcooking in order to prevent the release of bad smells (caused by sulphurous compounds) and loss of nutritious elements.

4. Lima Beans

Very popular in the United States, Lima beans are part of the fabaceae family. Their place of origin is uncertain, but it is believed that they came from the South American country of Peru (the capital of Peru is Lima, from witch this vegetable gets its name) or Guatemala.
The seeds of Lima beans usually have a green or cream color, with a sweet potato-like taste and a grainy, but creamy texture. Among the many varieties of Lima beans, the most common is the Fordhok, also known as butter-beans. Lima beans are very high in molybdenum, tryptophan, dietary fiber and manganese. Also, this vegetable is a good source of folate, potassium, and iron. As we can see in the following list, Lima beans contain a series of nutrients, very helpful to the body. For example, in 100 g of lima beans you can find the followings:
Energy: 38kcal
Protein: 21.46g
Fat: 0.69g
Carbohydrate: 63.38g
Dietary fiber: 19.0g
Sugars: 8.50g
Calcium: 81mg
Iron: 7.51mg
Magnesium: 224mg
Phosphorus: 385mg
Potassium: 1724mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1): 0.507mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 0.202mg
Niacin (vitamin B3): 1.537mg
Vitamin B6: 0.512mg
Tryptophan: 0.254g
The source of the data is the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
Like any other beans, Lima beans are very rich in dietary fiber. Due to this nutrient, this vegetable lowers the cholesterol and prevents blood glucose (blood sugar) from rising to high. This is very useful for diabetics or people suffering of hypoglycemia.
The trace mineral, molybdenum, found in Lima beans is a component of the sulfite oxidase. This substance is an enzyme that detoxifies sulfites. Sulfites are preservatives used in salads that may cause rapid heartbeats, headaches or disorientation. People may have sensitivity to sulfites because of insufficient sulfite oxidase. 86.5% of the daily requirement of molybdenum can be provided by a cup of Lima beans.
According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, foods that are high in fiber, such as Lima beans can prevent heart disease. A study performed in America (for 19 years) concluded that eating 21 grams of fiber daily, lowers the risk of coronary heart disease by 12% and cardiovascular disease by 11% as compared to eating only 5 grams of fiber every day.
The folate in Lima beans also has cardiovascular benefits by reducing the levels of amino acid called homocysteine. High quantities of homocysteine in blood can cause heart attacks, strokes or peripheral vascular diseases. It is known that eating the total daily requirement of folate lowers the risk of heart attacks by 10%.
Besides fiber and folate, Lima beans have another nutrient that helps the heart: magnesium. This keeps the veins and arteries relaxed and smoothens the flow of blood through the body. Deficiency of magnesium is often associated with heart attacks. A cup of lima beans can offer 20.2% of the daily value of required magnesium.
Combined with whole grain, like brown rice or whole wheat pasta, Lima beans offer about the same quantity of protein as meat or other foods high in calories or fat that could increase your cholesterol level. In fact, a cup of Lima beans has 29.3% of the daily requirement of protein (14.7 grams).

5. Peas

Like Lima beans, peas are part of the fabaceae family. Peas come in many forms, each one having a delicious sweaty flavor, a smooth texture and lots of vitamins and minerals. The most common variety of Peas, are the Green Peas (also known as Garden Peas).
Peas have a very old and interesting history. It seems that Chinese were the first ones to taste this delicious vegetable in year 2000 BC. Through time, peas spread in Asia and Europe. Also, there are mentions of peas in the Bible and evidence that proves that this vegetable was worshipped in Egypt, Greece and Rome. The great producers of today’s peas are the United States, Great Britain, China, Hungary and India.
Peas are quite famous in the genetics community. In the year 1866, the monk and biologist Gregor Mendel published his ideas on heredity. By a selective cross-breeding on common pea plants, Mendel came to conclude his observations in two principles: the principle of segregation and the principle of independent assortment. These two principles of inheritance are today’s modern science of genetics.
Green peas are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, magnese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and folate. Here is the nutritional profile of 100 grams of raw green peas provided by USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference:
Energy: 81kcal
Protein: 5.42g
Fat: 0.40g
Carbohydrate: 14.46g
Dietary fiber: 5.1g
Sugars: 5.67g
Calcium: 25mg
Iron: 1.47mg
Magnesium: 33mg
Phosphorus: 108mg
Potassium: 244mg
Zinc: 1.24mg
Copper: 0.176mg
Manganese: 0.410mg
Vitamin C: 40.0mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1): 0.266mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 0.132mg
Niacin (vitamin B3): 2.090mg
Vitamin B6: 0.169mg
Folate: 65mcg
Vitamin A: 765IU
Vitamin K: 24.8mcg
Tryptophan: 0.037g
The high amount of vitamin K1 from green peas makes them very important for your bone health. This vitamin activates a protein called osteocalcin. Without this protein, the absorption of calcium in the bone would not be possible.
In addition to the upper mentioned effects of green peas on calcium absorption, this vegetable is rich in folic acid and vitamin B6 that work together to reduce the levels of homocysteine. Besides affecting the cardiovascular health, this amino acid can conduct to poor bones and osteoporosis by obstructing collagen cross-linking.
Green peas are an excellent way to increase your energy. The vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 from green peas are necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The iron is necessary for blood cells. Deficiency of iron can result in anemia, fatigue or a week immune system.

My Secrets to Longevity

I have been quite blessed to live a long and joyful life. In a few months I will be 88 years old. I have never had high blood pressure, never had diabetes, not had a heart attack, nor have I had a life threatening illness.  To imagine we are supposed to be in the hospital once every couple of years, or to imagine a heart attack is imminent in people’s lives, once we reach a certain age is just preposterous!  Don’t imagine your life this way.  Imagine it full of vitality and joy, excitement for the next day to arrive and anticipation for more love of life to blossom as well.

In this blog I want to share my top ten reasons to stay healthy and vital.  Hopefully these words can help you mold your life into a way that is free from all food related diseases, and even mind related diseases, because our minds can also get the best of us if we don’t keep it guarded and protected from negative thinking.  As a side note, if I didn’t talk about Nature, it would be a shame.  Nature and Juicing will literally transform your life above all.  Throw a little love and forgiveness in there and your life is RICH beyond your dreams.

Here are my top ten tips for sustaining and maintaining Longevity!

1.  Protect your Mind

Don’t listen to gossip or negavity, ever!  Wipe out all of negativity from others and your mind as well.  You need to imagine your emotions are like a garden.  Negativity is like choking weeds in a tender garden.  Don’t let them in, which means that you must keep watch over your garden at all times, not allowing anything into it that could take away from the future blossoms and fruit that your garden will bare.

2.   Eat Colour in Your Foods!

Foods that have a rainbow of colours are guaranteed to be chock full of flavinoids, carotenoids and powerful compounds that bind with the damaging free radicals in our bodies, lowering inflammation and disease.  We are recommending 9 servings of these colourful foods….so that’s why juicing them is a fantastic way to get in all of those 9 servings.  From Blueberries to Dandelions, these kinds of foods need to dominate our plates.

3.  Sweating!

It’s quite important to get your metabolism moving every other day and at least once a week, we need to really sweat. Whether you like to bike, go to the gym, jog or kayak….we need to be able to sweat heavily for 30 minutes at least once a week.  We have a hot sauna at home and every other day or so I go in there and get a good sweat, plus I work out three times a week on my recumbent bicycle.

4.  Go Green ~ Grow a Garden

Grow a rich herb garden and if you have the room grow a vegetable garden. This alone can create a fantastic life for you!  Once you start your own garden and tend it daily, you will see just how transforming it is and how healthy you will become.  Grow tomatoes!  Grow sprouts in your own kitchen!  Become connected to your gardens and you will see just how much real LIFE you have been missing.

5.  Keep your Family Close

Loving your family, and your close friends by sharing your feelings, sharing the love you feel for them works wonders for the heart.  Linda and I love both of our children, even though we don’t have an extended family, we love them and stay close to them on a daily basis.  It’s crucial we share our love with them, and our knowledge and our wisdom.  Either go to Church together or Pray together or find ways you can become closer to your children and your parents, if they are still alive.

6.  Eat Vegetarian Foods!

Eating a diet rich in vegetarian foods/vegan foods is KEY to staying vitally healthy.  If you cannot give up dairy, please know that cheese is loaded with saturated fats that hurt our arteries.  Cheese especially has casein in it that is basically glue.  If you must eat dairy products, butter, cheese and milk are the worst culprits.  Yoghurt and fermented milk products would be the only dairy products acceptable, but even then, only 5% of our diet should consist of these products. The other 95% should be: fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes and vegetables.

7.  Take Naps and Sleep well at Night

I have taken (alpha) naps as I like to call them, most all of my adult life.  a 1 hour nap per day is something even our children adhere to.  It’s very important to rest the  heart and the mind in the late afternoon.  Staying up late is another no-no.  Please try to get to sleep no later than 11pm.  8 hours of sleep is a must for the heart, the nervous system and for us to learn to relax, even in a nerve racking world.

8.  Forgiveness

No matter what has happened to you in your lifetime, forgiveness is crucial. Holding onto old hurts only hurts YOU!  Forgive and let go. That does not mean you have to go back to the people who have damaged your life, or hurt you in the past.  It just means you have moved on and now you are free to choose love, joy, happiness and adventure.  When we hold onto these emotions it hurts our ability to be FREE.  And holding onto these negative emotions or toxic emotions can cause heart disease and/or strokes.  Nothing is that important where our health could be jeopardized.

9.  Juice on a DAILY Basis

Green Juices are packed with so much healing power in them, you will marvel at how great you feel once you start to consume 16 or more ounces of these tonics on a daily basis!  We recommend 1.5 quarts per day of a variety of vegetable juices.  Also, if you are adverse to drinking fresh green juices, green tea is also a good substitute, and/or a good green smoothie. (see our website for suggestions)

10.  Nurture Nature!

Being in Nature on a regular basis is crucial for superior health.  We live in a small town (highly recommend….get out of the rat race!) and near our home lies a fantastic park where Linda and I walk daily.  She is an avid photographer and I am an avid watcher of Linda.  (just kidding).  Try to find three times a week where you just take a quiet walk daily and listen to the birds, watch the sunsets, observe the way the wind blows and start to tune INTO Nature.  It’s one of the most transforming things besides juicing you can do for YOU.  You will reap powerfully spiritual benefits from it. I promise.

Our Bodies are 70% Water……

We are 70% water, our blood is 90% water and our brain is 83% water. What happens to our physical health and well being as our blood, which is 90% water circulates around our body to the emotionally chaotic brain, which is 83% water and is then charged with all kinds of sugared waters, sodas like Pepsi, Coke, Dr. Pepper, etc,.?  It does not bathe the body with fresh, living highly charged antioxidant fresh juices rich with mineral waters, it pollutes every tissue, gland and organ of our body.

So let’s talk about what the typical person consumes in just a year……How many sodas have you consumed?

On average, the typical American consumes, in a year is 597 cans of soda.  That’s more than one per day!  Also the average American consumes 29 gallons of milk per year.  Plus….

The avg. American adult drinks the equivalent of 38 6-packs of beer, 12 wine bottles, & 2 qts of distilled spirits.

It’s no wonder we suffer from diabetes, obesity, lethargy and depression.  We must stop this way of living and try to substitute these toxic substances…..yes, I do believe milk is toxic now days.

Our bloodstreams deserves fresh, living, life-force-rich vegetable juices on a daily basis!  Please do try to stop drinking coffee, caffeinated teas, milks, sodas and alcohol by at least 75% and substitute the following kinds of fresh juices on a daily basis:

1.  Super Energy Green Tonic

1 Large Unwaxed Cucumber

1 Large Handful of Spinach

1 Large Handful of Parsley

2 Green Apples

1 Large Lime with skin

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2.  Liver Detoxifer!

3 Red Delicious Apples

1 medium sized Beet Root

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3.  Carrot  Juice Supreme

10 Carrots

2 Green Apples

1 inch Fresh Ginger Root

Try substituting these tonics for the sodas, coffees and specialty drinks you get at Starbucks.  These tonics will bathe every tissue, gland and organ of your body, giving you a rich energetic feeling all day.  Let these juices turn you on!  When consumed on a daily basis, juicing will change your life!

In our Book; Live Foods Live Bodies, Linda and I have shared over 40 tonics, smoothies and juice therapy recipes that will catapult you into a powerful, energetic like we live everyday.

Here’s to juice!

Jay Kordich

linda and jay speaking about juicing

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JUICING with Wild Herbs!

Linda and I juice lots of wild herbs…..but we must be careful to juice the ones that are historically known to help heal certain stomach or body ailments. Some herbs are never to be touched, but the Dandelion is one of our favourites, yet so many of us don’t even know about their powerful healing properties!

For example, this is the time of year when everybody is irritated that the dandelions keep growing wildly in their front yard ~ pestering us with their wild yellow blossoms and difficult to pull out weeds that are attached to them.

Yet did you know those wild dandelions are actually one of the most powerful healing herbs known to us?

It’s true!

Dandelions are known to help dissolve gallstones, help detoxify the liver, help clean out impurities in our bloodstream and dissolve kidney stones, etc.,……help heal gastro-intestinal disorders, diabetes, indigestion….we could go on forever!

Hum….I’m sure your doctor didn’t tell you this unless of course you live in Switzerland, Poland or China. It’s one of the top 6 herbs in Chinese medicine, yet when juiced in its raw state…it goes to another entire level of healing.

Here’s one of our favourite Dandelion Tonics you can juice right in your own home!

(we have combined certain types of fruits and other vegetables that are in harmony with the dandelion)

Handy-Dande -Tonic (makes over 1 quart)

14 Carrots

2 cups Dandelion Leaves

1 cup Chard (rainbow or regular)

1 large lime with skin

2 Cucumbers (unwaxed)

3 Green Apples

This fantastic tonic, when consumed daily (1 quart per person) can help ease digestive troubles, or even gallbladder atttacks in just a few days. Some people say that within hours they feel better.

This tonic also tastes FANTASTIC!

Please try it and let us know your thoughts and reactions.

Here’s to Juicing the Healthy Way!

Jay Kordich

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Here’s some information you may find interesting about Dandilion Greens:

According to the USDA Bulletin #8, “Composition of Foods” (Haytowitz and Matthews 1984), dandelions rank in the top 4 green vegetables in overall nutritional value. Minnich, in “Gardening for Better Nutrition” ranks them, out of all vegetables, including grains, seeds and greens, as tied for 9th best. According to these data, dandelions are nature’s richest green vegetable source of beta-carotene, from which Vitamin A is created, and the third richest source of Vitamin A of all foods, after cod-liver oil and beef liver! They also are particularly rich in fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and the B vitamins, thiamine and riboflavin, and are a good source of protein.

These figures represent only those published by the USDA. Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe by Gerasimova, Racz, Vogel, and Marei (Hobbs 1985) indicate that dandelion is also rich in micronutrients such as copper, cobalt, zinc, boron, and molybdenum, as well as Vitamin D.

Much of what dandelions purportedly do in promoting good health could result from nutritional richness alone. Vogel considers the sodium in dandelions important in reducing inflammations of the liver. Gerasimova, the Russian chemist who analyzed the dandelion for, among other things, trace minerals, stated that “dandelion [is] an example of a harmonious combination of trace elements, vitamins and other biologically active substances in ratios optimal for a human organism” (Hobbs 1985).

Recent research, reported in the Natural Healing and Nutritional Annual, 1989 (Bricklin and Ferguson 1989) on the value of vitamins and minerals indicates that:

* Vitamin A is important in fighting cancers of epithelial tissue, including mouth and lung;

* Potassium rich foods, in adequate quantities, and particularly in balance with magnesium, helps keep blood pressure down and reduces risks of strokes;

* Fiber fights diabetes, lowers cholesterol, reduces cancer and heart disease

risks, and assists in weight loss. High fiber vegetables take up lots of room, are low in calories, and slow down digestion so the food stays in the stomach longer and you feel full longer;

* Calcium in high concentrations can build strong bones and can lower blood pressure;

* B vitamins help reduce stress.
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