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Still Focused on Being the Best Tasting and Highest Quality Kombucha!

Where We Check Back in with Daina, Justin, and Vanessa

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three-and-one-half years since I last interviewed Daina at Health-Ade (read about my visit here) so recently a few of us headed to Torrance for an update. What we found was amazing! They have gone from a little three-person start-up in 2012 to a massive operation, but the spirit of small, hand-crafted quality still permeates everything in the building.

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This time Vanessa showed us around. She, Daina, and Justin started brewing kombucha in a closet just a few years ago, and now they are a national company. They brew 120,000 bottles of kombucha every day! 

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Daina, Justin, and Vanessa in 2014

The forces that drove these three when they first started Health-Ade are the forces that still drive them today. They still brew in 2 & 1/2 gallon glass jars — 60,000 of them every week. No plastic! They still use the highest quality ingredients possible. Their ingredients are Organic! They filter their water. They source responsibly. The leftover tea bags, SCOBYs, and juice pulp are all composted. And so much more. 

You have to see it to appreciate the scale of this operation. There is fifty-thousand clean, organized square feet of activity that pumps out 320,000 cases of Kombucha per month — that’s just a bit of an expansion from the 35,000 cases per month they were producing in 2014! 

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And each batch rests for 1-3 weeks while the kombucha develops just the right amount of bubbly probiotics that are so crucial for a healthy gut.

 image from health-ade.com

Thanks for hosting us, Vanessa — We love Health-Ade! It’s great to see how you’ve grown!

 image from health-ade.com 

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