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  1. Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    The vertical cold press slow juicer has literally changed the juicing industry - bridging the gap between the "convenience appeal" of the centrifugal juicer and the health benefits associated with the horizontal cold press slow juicers.

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    Small Kitchen Footprint

    Our range of BioChef vertical cold press juicers have a small base that easily fit into any small apartment or tiny home. The chute can be removed making it easier to store away in the cupboard when not in use.

     

    Value for Money

    Our unrealised dream was to

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  2. Frequently asked questions about Wheatgrass Juice

    Frequently asked questions about Wheatgrass Juice

    Frequently Asked Questions about Wheatgrass:

    Isn't wheat or acidifying for the body?

    Fully grown, harvested, processed, milled and stored wheat is, yes. However, just like with most grains, when sprouted the wheatgrass is very alkaliine.

    Does Wheatgrass contain Gluten?

    No, wheatgrass does not contain gluten. In fact, wheatgrass is a suitable food type for those with a gluten intolerance. Although wheat grain contains gluten, wheatgrass is not a grain, it is a green vegetable and as such contains no gluten.

    How much Wheatgrass juice can you drink per day?

    It is recommended by Dr Ann Wigmore that you start drinking about 30ml of wheatgrass juice per day. After a few weeks you can increase the level of wheatgrass juice to 60ml. Over the next few months you can build up to 120ml of wheatgrass juice a day.

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  3. Get your health into gear with BioChef Gemini

    Get your health into gear with BioChef Gemini

    Why you need the BioChef Gemini Twin Gear for optimum health.

    The BioChef Gemini twin gear juicer technology delivers a significantly higher ratio of living enzymes and nutrients than other cold press juicers on the market. It is specially for those health enthusiasts who want the highest quality juice with the most living enzymes.

     

    A little look at the history of the Twin Gear Juicers...

    The Hippocrates GPT-1305 by Green Power was the original innovative design by Mr. Jang G. Kim; inventor of the Green Power juicers and the twin gear extraction process.

    Over 20 years ago Vitality 4 Life founder Roger Akins, began importing the first twin gear Green Power juicers into Australia and together with Brian Clement from the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, they worked with Mr. Kim to develop the new improved Hippocrates juicer. Now, we have the

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  4. The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

    The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

    Wheatgrass is one of the most powerful Superfoods in the world and is so potently abundant with rich nutrients, vitamins and enzymes. Just 30ml of freshly squeezed organic wheatgrass juice (1 shot) is equivalent in to nutritional value of around 1kg of leafy green vegetables and that is only some of the benefits of wheatgrass.

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    The benefits of wheat grass include providing the body with 98 of 102 elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus but also many amino acids, vitamins and minerals. More than that, wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll, which provides more energy than any other element. Produce which contains chlorophyll builds red blood cells, aids bloodstream function and improves blood sugar problems. It delivers

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  5. Horizontal juicers - not just for juice

    Horizontal juicers - not just for juice

    Horizontal juicers are so much more than juicers

    Did you know that horizontal juicers are not just for juicing? Juicers such as the BioChef Axis double as raw food processors. Not only can you make your favourite juices you can also enjoy, nut butters, sorbets, dips, pasta, bread sticks and more.

    You can use a horizontal juicer for most kitchen food processing tasks making them more versatile than a vertical juicer. If you have just had a baby the horizontal juicer will be your best friend in the kitchen quietly making fresh, nutritious baby foods to both eat now and store for later.

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  6. 'Beet for Beat' for Heart Week

    'Beet for Beat' for Heart Week

    Beetroot Juice - good for the heart and your health

    Thanks to Heart Week we are becoming more aware of our hearts and what we can do to protect them. I am not sure if beetroot juice will protect your heart from being broken, however, this delicious, luscious red vegetable can play an important role in keeping your heart healthy.

    A natural way to lower blood pressure

    Studies have shown that "that a daily glass of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension - even those whose high blood pressure was not controlled by drug treatment." Dr. Shannon Amoils, British Heart Foundation, senior research advisor

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  7. International Carrot Day - Carrots are tops!

    International Carrot Day - Carrots are tops!

    If any vegetable deserves it’s own day, it's the carrot. The original superstar of the juicing world with its impressive powers has every right to be recognised. The humble carrot packs an impressive, colourful punch and has many health benefits. Carrot juice is the perfect natural weight loss drink too. 

    Instagram is turning orange for International Carrot Day and we can see why.

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    12 reasons to love carrots and carrot juice…

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  8. What is a Pegan and do we want to be one?

    What is a Pegan and do we want to be one?

    Is it a spelling mistake? a bird? someone who doesn’t believe in God? No, its someone on the Pegan Diet.

    A mixture between a Paleo diet consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit and a Vegan diet that includes no animal products of any kind. So basically a Pegan diet is a Vegan diet with a side serve of meat. Upon looking at it I think they might be onto something. It’s not really a diet, it’s just good food. Yay.

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    Dr Hyman, a legend in

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  9. Do I really need a juicer and a blender?

    Do I really need a juicer and a blender?

    In a nutshell YES. People are becoming more and more discerning about what they eat and how they can get the best nutrient filled drink or meal for their healthy body buck. The high powered blender and cold press juicer offer different ways for the body to ingest healthy nutrients, enzymes and just plain deliciousness. Put simply the blender will retain the fibre and the juicer will give you a quicker nutrient blast that can be absorbed more easily. Both a juicer and a blender are important for different reasons but together they are unstoppable.

    What does my cold press juicer do?

    A cold pressed juicer is a masticating cold pressed juice extractor which also doubles as a living food kitchen appliance. The horizontal style auger design crushes almost any type of vegetables and fruits

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  10. Celery Juice Craze - Fad or Foe?

    Celery Juice Craze - Fad or Foe?

    Instagram is turning green for the latest superfood - celery juice.

    Anthony William the Medical Medium is the man behind the celery juice craze. He claims that we should drink 16oz (500ml) of plain celery juice every morning to radically transform our health and digestion and all in a single week!  Anthony is not a doctor, a nutritionist or a researcher. What he does do is converse with the 'spirit of compassion' for information on how to cure diseases. In particular those that baffle the medical profession. Each to their own of course but does it work?

    I can

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  11. What is Living Juice?

    What is Living Juice?

    The concept of living juice was first introduced by Dr. Norman Walker (1886-1985). Dr Walker declared that the enzymes in fruit and vegetables die at temperatures which exceed 50 degrees Celsius. He explained that any juice extractor that used a high-speed blade or centrifuge created friction heat leading to the destruction of enzymes. Nutritionists advise plenty of fresh, raw fruit and vegetables as essential to well-being but we only obtain the maximum benefits from them when the goodness is released from the fibre.

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    Juicing will provide a highly concentrated nutrient drink. For optimum benefits the process must extract

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  12. Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

    Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

    The other day I was digging my way through the built up washing to find my teenage son's favourite t-shirt. Triumphantly I held it up and he told me I was ‘sick’. I wasn’t sure how to take it but apparently it’s a compliment. He rushed off happily and I returned to the leaning tower of washing. As I stared at it I got to thinking. I realised I was sick. I was tired. I was sick and tired. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. So I googled it.

    Apparently, an amazing woman named Fannie Lou Hamer, a black human rights

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  13. Losing weight makes you happy.. right?

    Losing weight makes you happy.. right?

    When I turned 'a certain age' Facebook started sending me advertisements every day titled “how to lose those 5 kilos” or"how to remove stubborn belly fat". How did Facebook know? How did they know that I am five kilos overweight and not happy?

    Now that I am 'a certain age' there might just be a light at the end of the tunnel I thought. I could lose the weight and finally be truly happy.

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    So, I tried the Atkins diet and I lost six kilos in two weeks, can you believe it? I was deliriously happy for an equivalent two weeks and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore. I hadn’t put the weight back on (yet) so where

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  14. New Year's Resolutions - Just say NO

    New Year's Resolutions - Just say NO

    People have been failing at their New Year's Resolutions for 4000 years. What makes me think I could do any better? It's been three days and I have already failed. At least back then the Babylonians were offering their resolutions up to God in the hope of improving the crop. Now we just offer them up to ourselves, or our nearest and dearest, who have no choice but to listen and nod along. But what do we get in return?

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    When looking at the top new year's resolutions I mostly notice this.. we have to give up, quit, try harder, be better,

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  15. Which to Pick: Cold Press or Centrifugal Juicer

    Which to Pick: Cold Press or Centrifugal Juicer

    We all know that making your own juice at home is better than going to the store to buy juice laden with sugar and artificial substances. When you are making your own juice, you know exactly what you are consuming, and this is critically important to your health.

    Fresh fruit and vegetable juice has really taken off in Australia, but did you know that there’s more than one way to extract the juice from fresh produce? Here at Vitality 4 Life, we believe in slower methods of juicing because we've personally experienced the benefits. But we will let you decide.

    This guide compiles some general information about juicing, with a special focus on the benefits of cold press juicing.

    A Brief History of Cold Press Juicing

     

    The world’s first cold press juicer, the Norwalk, was invented in the 1930’s by none other than the granddaddy of cold press juicing, Dr. Norman W. Walker. The Norwalk uses the hydraulic press method to extract

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