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Genetic Roulette screening in Westlake Village

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Friday, October 5th, 2012, Lassens was asked to attend a special screening of the documentary Genetic Roulette in Westlake Village California at the Center of Spiritual Living. We were there! Armed with organic apples and Lassens alkaline waters which we handed out free to all attendees of the film, a trio of Lassen-ers were able to meet and connect with our Conejo Valley community about the risks and dangers of GMOs and the importance of eating, not just organic but also consciously. 

 

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Joining us were a couple of awesome local vendors…

 
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… including the wonderful and very tall (or maybe I’m just very short…) Mark McAfee, the founder and CEO Organic Pastures raw milk.  Things started to pick up as the Genetic Roulette filmmaker, Jeffrey Smith made his appearance.
 
 
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We saw a lot of familiar faces from our community as well as made some new friends. It felt really gratifying to be able to supply everyone with healthy, organic and non GMO snacks before the film.
 
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The film was wonderful; Scary and sickening with a hopeful finish. It uncovers scientific studies that link the production and consumption of GMO foods to serious health problems in not only men, women and children, but also livestock. It was a very eye opening experience and definitely caused me to pause and think about foods that I normally eat and how they might not only be affecting me, but my future family as well. The end of the film explains how we can help make a difference by voting yes on prop 37 which will force companies to label their use of genetically modified food. We can also be sure to only purchase food that is certified organic or that is part of the non GMO project.

 
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Click here to download a list of verified NON GMO items from the nongmoproject.org.
Lassens carries many of these items and will be happy to help find whatever you need.
Lassens strives to choose only the best in health food products to serve to our community. We try to support as many small, local businesses that use the best environmental means of production as possible because clean and healthy living has always been our mission and the quality of life has always been our driving force.

Whether you decide to vote YES or NO on prop 37, it is important to become educated on GMOs and organic food because we are lucky enough to have a choice in what we feed our family and ourselves.

  
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Love,

Lassen’s

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Finding H.O.P.E with Renew Life

Have You Checked Your Gut Health?

Why does it seem that sometimes no matter how healthy we eat or how much water we guzzle, we just feel a little off?

Well like most things in life, there is no singular answer. From your head down to your toes, it can be any number of problems; it could be your thyroid. Maybe your hormones are a little out of whack. It could be your liver, your joints, your head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Or maybe you just need a good nights rest.

A good place to start looking for answers is right there in your gut. I always liked the saying “go with your gut” or “trust your gut”, but what if you find your gut to be … untrustworthy? Irregular bowel movements or constipation, heartburn , gas, bloating, sharp abdominal pains may cause you to cry out “Gut! What did I ever do to you?!? I’ve fed you, clothed you, loved your for all my days. Why do you betray me so?!”

Rather than play the blame game with your digestive system, it might be wise to listen to the digestive care experts at Renew Life who suggest a little H.O.P.E.

 

The recipe for H.O.P.E?

– High Fiber: Foods high in fiber add bulk to the diet, which helps to strengthen and tone the colon muscles. Fiber also helps to absorb and eliminate toxins from the digestive tract.

– Omega Oils: Natural Omega oils provide the necessary lubrication for smooth and gentle elimination and also help nourish the cells in the intestinal tract.
– Probiotics: Beneficial probiotics promote healthy digestive and immune function by crowding out harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and promoting the growth of healthy flora.

– Enzymes: Digestive enzymes help break down a variety of foods such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, sugars and dairy. They also enhance nutrient absorption from food.www. renewlife.com

To learn more about the H.O.P.E program and more products from Renew Life,
please come to our FREE LECTURE TONIGHT at Lassens in Ventura @ 6:30pm
and TOMORROW at Lassen in Bakersfield @ 6:30 pm
We H.O.P.E. to see you there!

Love,

Lassen’s

Lindsey+Duncan

Events: Living Healthy with Dr. Lindsey Duncan

 
Celebrity Nutritionist and
Naturopathic Doctor Lindsey Duncan
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    “We are the dragon slayers of illness” says the Lindsey Duncan as he slowly walks down the aisle, peering intensely into the faces of the captivated audience. In that moment I couldn’t help but picture Dr. Duncan wielding a gleaming, bejeweled sword and charging gallantly towards an enormous wiggling, fire breathing amoeba-like beast. As much as I wish this were a literal statement and not just an epic metaphor, I know that what he’s demonstrating is the practice of Naturopathic Medicine and it’s conquering of disease, deep down to the squirmy root of the ailment. This trust, belief and devotion of natural and holistic medicine is why over 100 people, including myself, showed up at this hotel ballroom tonight, eager and open to learn.

   On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, Lassen’s sponsored a guest lecture of the celebrity Nutritionist and Naturopathic Doctor, Lindsey Duncan. The event was absolutely 100% FREE to attend and took place at the Residence Inn in Oxnard, CA.

 Guests started to arrive around 6:15pm for check in and samples. At the demo table, our friendly supplement specialists, Aspyn and Chris, were handing out samples of pure Acai Berry juice and GenEssentials Greens which Dr. Lindsey had formulated with the nutritional supplement company Genesis Today. Although at first the Acai berry juice wasn’t met with the happiest of faces (some puckered up like raisins at the blast of it’s immediate tartness), once the benefits were unfurled like a never ending scroll of knowledge, the tune of the Acai berry seemed to be everyone’s new favorite song.

 
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Aspyn and Chris run the demo table to answer questions and provide information on the Acai berry
 

Guests were also invited to enter a raffle for a ridiculously desirable gift basket of more Genesis Today products, which included the highly popular and taste approved GenEssentials Greens formula. The crowd was getting thicker, so I decided to head on into the lecture room where I found my friends and colleagues standing by ready to help answer questions and assist the guests while they waited for the speaker.

 
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On the left, best friend and supplement specialist, Ashley
On the right, manly man and manager of the Ventura Lassen’s, Scott
  
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   At around 6:45pm, Mrs. Duncan introduces her husband with a touching tale of how they met and how he changed her life forever through his practice of natural medicine. Mrs. Duncan was followed by a 10 minute video of the Dr.’s accomplishments and appearances on such television shows as The View and Dr. Oz (the latter clip depicting a befuddled Dr. Oz comically reacting to the news that a decadent desert that Dr. Lindsay has presented to him was actually extremely nutrient dense and less than 100 calories per serving). The video went on to show Dr. Duncan’s list of celebrity clients such as American fashion designer Mark Jacobs and former NFL Running Back, Tony Dorsett, who’s testimonials are available to view on his website www.drlindsey.com. In it’s final minutes, the movie briefed us on his adventures abroad in search of the world’s purest super fruits and natural remedies. 

 
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   The movie concludes and the Doctor takes the stage with a rip-roar of applause. He’s an energetic, fit looking man, which is a testament to his lifestyle of healthy diet and continuous cleansing. For the next two hours he tells riveting stories of ways that he’s stepped in to save lives where the American hospitals and the use of prescription drugs had fallen short and reveals hard truths about our poisonous and acidic environment. He keeps the tone mostly upbeat (one of my favorite moments was when he told us to thank our symptoms as they occur, for they let us know that there’s an underlining issue; Thank YOU pimple! Now I know my hormones are out of wack!) while occasionally punctuating his points with intense (and sometimes repulsive) facts and visuals. One image in particular depicted a human colon which had swelled 10x’s it’s normal size due to lack of digestion and elimination. After presenting us with the 7 channels of detoxification (perspiration, exhalation, urination, deification, kidneys, liver and colon), he lets us all in on his personal daily regime which includes sweating profusely with a vigorous run (come rain, shine, snow or sleet!), drinking copious amounts of water and never, ever (and that means never) going a day without taking a greens supplement.
 

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   From this point, Dr. Duncan explains to us his partnership with Genesis Today and what they’ve formulated to bring the ultimate health and wellness to the public. From the 100% super fruit juices and 3,6,9 oils to the vegan fiber and digestive enzymes, Dr. Duncan spends time on each product giving us in depth details of their health benefits and usage against ailments. 9 pm rolls around and it is at this time that Dr. Lindsey begins taking questions from the audience.

   “ Dr. Lindsey, you’ve given us some great suggestions for cleansing our gallbladders, but what about if we do not have a gallbladder anymore?” asked one man. There are several shouts of “yeah, me too!” as a quiet laughter ripples through the chairs. Dr. Lindsey, after taking his part in the communal giggle, gives a deep, in depth answer which details several supplements they can take to help support and detox their other organs, such as bupleurum and beet root.
 
 
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Meanwhile, across the room, half of the audience is eager to take advantage of the one night only deals for the featured Genesis Today items. Lassen’s Ventura Supplement Manager, Janet, helps answer questions and makes sure that everyone is getting the right products that they are looking for. There are so many hands still hanging in the air for Dr. Lindsey Duncan to call upon, that eventually he just gives out his email and a promise to answer each and every one of their questions, so long as they can exhibit patience as they wait for his reply. The experience is close and face to face, his answers are precise and carefully calculated for everyone’s individual question. In a world where everyone seems so comfortable self diagnosing their ailments on the internet, it’s relieving to see the exchange between those in need and a person who has wholeheartedly dedicated his life to improve the quality of others’ lives through natural, non-harmful and nourishing supplement suggestions and simple, everyday tips. As the room’s commotion falls into a quiet chatter and packing up of boxes, it seems that the night has gone by smoothly, everyone leaving happy and full of new found knowledge.

 
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When it comes down to it, whether you’re just looking drop a few pounds or you’re fighting a particularly hideous dragon of disease, knowledge is always your best and most powerful weapon. Lassen’s is happy to educate our customers with free seminars, lectures and demonstrations every month. Look for the next event at your local Lassen’s by checking out the Events Table or visiting us at www.lassens.com for more news on what’s happening next!