>> Friday, January 28, 2011
I thought it appropriate to come back and describe my experience with the Hurom Slow Juicer (see my previous review), now that we've been using it at our house for many months. By now, the honeymoon has worn off, but fortunately the love is still there. Even though the cracks and stains are showing a little bit, I look forward every morning to waking up and making a new juice in this very easy-to-use and thorough juicer.
>> Friday, September 10, 2010
Please read the follow-up review.
>> Thursday, May 6, 2010
>> Monday, November 23, 2009
>> Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Extended consumption of cabbage can deplete iodine within the body, which will weaken the thyroid gland. Kelp can offset this iodine loss.
Cranberry juice may help an underactive thyroid, again because of the iodine levels in the berry. Don't go buying Cran-whatever juice and expect miracles, though - processed juices usually contain added sugars, are often diluted with water and/or other juices, and have usually been pasteurized, which kills the nutritional value of the juice.
Radishes are amazing in their effects on the thyroid. They contain a sulfur component called Raphanin that regulates the thyroid gland - it both speeds up and slows down its hormone production. A *very small* amount of radish juice is well-recommended wherever a thyroid condition is concerned.
>> Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I started reading another juicing book that (apparently!) we've had in our possession for some time, called the Encyclopedia of Healing Juices, by John Heinerman. I find it amazing that I've had it for quite some time now and never opened it up before, because despite having the word "encyclopedia" in the title, it's an incredibly interesting book to read.
I haven't done any bodyweight-only exercises for a while. I did change things up a bit last night, though - my wife had brought down the mini-trampoline and put it in the basement for our daughter. I remembered reading that bouncing on one of those is actually one of the best cardio exercises you can do, so I grabbed some handweights - some easy 2-pounders - and jumped through a large portion of a movie (Arthur and the Incredibles - thumbs up!). It really did get the heartrate pumping FAST. I'll keep this up, definitely. :)