Asking for Help

If you ever felt like you should be able to do it all – and do it all by yourself, because otherwise you were a weak person, you might want to watch this scope I did when I was at one of my weakest times. You will learn that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but can turn out to be a blessing and even enjoyable and lifegiving if you will allow God to bless you through others.

https://www.periscope.tv/penneymarie/1OdJrgLEjePxX

The quality isn’t good, but I think the message is good enough, that I decided to share it anyway.

How Plexus Has Helped Me

I felt like I was slowly dying. I had no energy. I had lots of brain fog. It was hard for me to plan or think ahead to what I needed to do. I couldn’t be this way. I had 10 kids to take care of all by myself.

 

Then I got vertigo. I was so sick for three days, I really did think I was dying, and I wanted to. I was the only one who could drive because Gary was working in another state. I almost called 911. But I eventually recovered enough to get out of bed. The Lord sustained me. I couldn’t keep any food down for those 3 days. I laid in bed and watched Sid Roth videos of testimonies of healing for the next week. I finally tried to get up. The thought of trying to walk downstairs terrified me. I was so afraid of falling. When I did finally start walking around I looked like I was drunk.

 

I went to South Carolina to visit Gary in that condition. I slept most of the time that we were there. I couldn’t enjoy anything because I could hardly hold myself up or walk straight.

I tried different things to help get my balance back. Eventually things got better, like the ringing in my ears got quieter, I could walk very slowly and carefully, and the room stopped spinning.

I thought that things would improve a lot when we moved to Texas. But they didn’t. In certain places even now, when I get out of the car I feel light-headed and almost faint. I have to walk very carefully.

 

My digestion basically stopped. I felt like my whole body was just quitting. My tummy kept sticking out further. I wasn’t eating much of anything. Just walnuts. My stomach hurt every night when I laid down in bed. I couldn’t sleep because of the pain and discomfort. I couldn’t breathe through my nose at night, so I would stop breathing and wake up. Sleep was not working for me.

I started taking Plexus in January of 2015. My digestion improved right away. I started to feel more normal. I still wasn’t hungry like I should be, but at least I had times when I felt a twinge of hunger. I started to have some days where I had a little bit of energy, and I even got some ideas of things we could do. I was able to think a little bit more clearly.

I was able to get a little more active. I lost 10 pounds.

The support of my digestion is the biggest benefit I have experienced. I feel hunger more often now. My tummy has flattened. I don’t feel pain when I lay down at night. My clothes are looser and feel more comfortable now.

I no longer feel like I am dying. Instead of feeling like my body is shutting down, it feels like it is coming back to life.

It took years for me to get in that sorry condition, and now it is taking some time for me to recover.

 

I feel so much better now than I did right after I was struck by vertigo. I feel a lot better than I did when we first moved to Texas four years ago.

I am so thankful that I found Plexus. This is one of the best things about our move here.

 

I found Plexus in Texas. And I’m so glad I did!

 

If you want to know more about Plexus or how you can try the products, or join the business like I have, you can go to my website at www.shopmyplexus.com/penneydouglas.

 

Juice Plus Reduces Upper Respiratory Symptoms

JUICE PLUS+® REDUCES

UPPER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS.

Just in time for the winter season, a new study – conducted by the Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin, Germany and published
in the British Journal of Nutrition –found that healthcare professionals
who took Juice Plus+® over the cold winter months reported 20%
fewer days with moderate or severe upper respiratory symptoms

compared to those receiving placebo.
Over 500 healthcare professionals with direct patient contact – a population considered to be at particular risk of exposure – were recruited for the study. Half were randomly assigned to take Juice Plus+® during the winter months, while the other half received placebo.
Throughout the study, participants documented their upper respiratory symptoms every day and rated the intensity of each as none, light, moderate, or severe. Because the benefits of Juice Plus+® take time to develop, the researchers allowed for an eight-week run-in phase before a six-month comparison period.
During the six-month test period, subjects taking placebo capsules reported having moderate to severe upper respiratory symptoms an average of 9.5 days. Meanwhile, those taking Juice Plus+® reported just 7.6 days – a 20% decrease. Additionally, participants in the Juice Plus+® group did not need to take over-the-counter medications for as many days as those in the placebo group, providing further evidence that their symptoms were not as severe.
“The 20% reduction in moderate to severe symptom days is very meaningful to those of us who go to work even if we’re feeling under the weather,” said Anita Boddie, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director of Clinical Research for Juice Plus+®.
“You may still succumb to the elements while taking Juice Plus+®, but the symptoms probably won’t be as severe as they would be if you weren’t in such good nutritional status.”

The British Journal of Nutrition is a leading international
peer-reviewed journal covering research on human and clinical
nutrition. You can find the online version of this Juice Plus+®
study at PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of
Medicine (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20727236).

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We have seen these kind of results in our family. Gary used to have allergies really bad. He used to have breathing problems almost every day. He was always having to take Robitussin DM just to be able to sleep at night. He used to always say he felt like he was drowning. There were many times that he was wheezing. He used to have to take allergy shots every week.

But we started taking Juice Plus about 4 years ago, and we have felt better ever since then. Gary feels good most of the time now. If he does have a flare-up of allergies or an upper respiratory problem, it goes away faster than it used to. He’s one of those people who will go to work even if he’s feeling under the weather, so the “reduction of moderate to severe symptoms” mentioned in the study has been a definite plus for him.

Juice Plus – What’s In It?

In case you ever wondered, this is what is in Juice Plus capsules. They use whole foods, so they contain all of the good stuff that’s really in the foods instead of isolated vitamins that may cause more harm than good if not combined with the other nutrients found naturally in the food. You would be amazed at how many phytonutrients are in just one apple! The best way to eat healthy is to eat the actual fruits and vegetables, but Juice Plus sure helps when you can’t or don’t get enough of them in your diet.

17 Fruits, Vegetables, & Grains

Juice Plus+® contains a wide variety of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables reduced to juice powder concentrate using a proprietary process. Fruits and vegetables contain many phytonutrients, from such familiar vitamins as vitamin C and beta-carotene, to less widely known antioxidant compounds, including polyphenols and flavonoids. It also includes the carotenoids, beta-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene. Below are a few examples of the broad range of phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables, but remember that there are many more than those listed here:

* Apple: Pectin along with a variety of polyphenols and other antioxidants
* Acerola Cherry: Vitamin C and anthocyanadins
* Cranberry: Flavonoid and phenolic antioxidants
* Orange: Vitamin C, folate, and several carotenoids including beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin
* Papaya: Vitamin C, potassium, and several carotenoids including beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin
* Peach: Vitamin C and several carotenoids
* Pineapple: Vitamin C and bromelain
* Tomato: Vitamin C, polyphenols, and several carotenoids including lycopene
* Oat Bran: Dietary fiber, vitamin E, several B vitamins, and minerals
* Beet: Folate, iron and calcium
* Broccoli: Folate, vitamin C, and several carotenoids including beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and glucosinolates
* Cabbage: Vitamin C, folate, and glucosinolates
* Carrot: Several carotenoids including beta-carotene, along with vitamin E
* Kale: Vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and several carotenoids including beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin
* Parsley: Vitamin C, folate, several carotenoids and flavonols
* Spinach: Folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, several carotenoids, iron, and calcium
* Brown Rice Bran: Dietary fiber, several B vitamins, and minerals