Christopher and Kerrie Lavin have been together since 1994. Their road to better health has been paved with many interesting opportunities for growth and education that have led them to their current organic, whole food, and raw natural lifestyle. Chris, having owned many businesses and living a fast paced existence with a toxic infusion of processed foods, alcohol and a diet severely lacking in nutrition, he was faced with a dilemma. In 2008 Chris had a serious decision to make; he could either continue on this path to disease and a total breakdown of his health or change his ways and lead a healthier lifestyle. With his wife’s guidance and knowledge of a healthier way of living, Chris was introduced to an organic and greener lifestyle. Kerrie sought out to continue her education. After educating herself through multiple sources, she implemented her knowledge to create a new way of life. In 2011, Chris and Kerrie converted to a raw food diet. Kerrie had been battling a thyroid issue and was determined to get off the medications and help her body heal naturally.
How Their Dream Became A Reality
Their goal was simple: to live a pure organic and raw existence. Kerrie had studied for ten years and became a detoxification specialist, she transitioned even further to approach life and disease prevention through diet and herbs and organic juice cleanses. Chris and Kerrie began to frequent Josh’s Organic Produce in Hollywood, drinking fruit and veggie juices. They tuned into Dan McDonald on YouTube and became fascinated with what the juices were doing for his body. Dan felt so young and vital again, like he did in his 20’s. Chris couldn’t believe how it changed Dan’s physical appearance, as well. Chris’s quest to live an all organic life was time consuming but he felt it was worth it. In 2012, Chris and Kerrie invited Dan McDonald to come to his office to share the benefits of eating and drinking raw organic fruits and vegetables with all his employees.
Dan prepared juice smoothies and raw vegan lunches for everyone. Chris and Kerrie noticed a huge difference that week in everyone’s attitude and how they looked and felt. Chris and Kerrie then decided to make this permanent in their office. In April 2012, the raw food program was implemented into their businesses. They brought in organic fruits and vegetables by the case and hired a raw vegan chef to prepare the juices, smoothies and vegan lunches. Making organic fruit juices and organic vegetable juices available everyday was their goal. For Chris and Kerrie, it was like a rocket ship. They saw their business and sales people’s production shoot up over 30%. This was staggering and fast. They saw happy, smiling faces. There were less sick days and a better work environment. They always search for purely organic restaurants or juice bars. Their biggest pet peeve is the difficulty in sourcing 100% organic juices and food. In addition, the plastic bottles and containers that leach chemicals into our foods and beverages are another annoyance for them.
In 2015, Chris and Kerrie decided to open a 100% organic facility for juices and vegan lunches and much more. Their dream is to put this whole food nutrition into as many people’s hands that need and want it. This is the future of our health. 100% raw organic cold-pressed juices served in glass bottles. They taste amazing. Try one today – Juice 2 U ships anywhere in the continental USA next day air. No HPP (bottled without high pressure processing), only the densest nutrients delivered to you with amazing organic taste.
All of our juices are cold-pressed – this means that several thousand pounds of hydraulic pressure are carefully applied to the organic fruits and vegetables without heating. This is done to capture every bit of the micronutrients and phytonutrients available in the organic foods. This process is superior to other processes on the market that will heat up the fruits and vegetables during the extraction process thereby diminishing or eliminating the nutrients.
All of our juices are non- HPP – this means that the juices are bottled without “high pressure processing”. Many of the juices on the market and sold in stores use HPP which is a cold-pasteurization process that extends the shelf life of a product. This process of extending the life of these juices decreases the nutrient value. This is a process that has been used to preserve packaged foods for a long time…This is why we believe that non- HPP is the best way to deliver all the available nutrients to you in our organic cold-pressed juices.
All of our 100% organic fruit and vegetable juices are bottled in GLASS bottles, no harsh chemicals from plastics. All of our snacks and meals are packaged in eco-friendly nontoxic containers. Never any additives or chemicals added to our juices- purely the most natural extraction of nutrients with nothing added.
Raw juice has never been heated. Heating fruits and veggies will decrease or eliminate the micronutrients that are so richly available in their original raw form. We believe that we should provide you with the raw organic form to maximize the body’s utilization of the micronutrients.
Organically grown food contains more micronutrients (see below) than foods grown with harsh chemicals. There are more than 600 active chemicals registered for agricultural use in America. This can work out to about 16 pounds of chemical pesticides per person annually. Organically grown foods utilize methods that manage and nourish the soil to maximize the nutrients and prevent us from eating the harsh chemicals that can damage our bodies. The National Academy of Sciences reports that 90% of the chemicals used on our foods have not been tested for long-term health effects prior to being considered “safe”.
WHY VEGAN LUNCHES?
Maybe you want to trim down some extra pounds or just support a “greener” way of life. Whether you are a strict vegan or you just want to enjoy some healthy options – either way, one of these treats is a great option to grab “on the go”.
Your Organic Life
Our bodies are only as good as the food we put in it; let’s say the fuel that we supply for our high performance machines called our bodies. Although conventional produce sometimes looks the same, it truly is not the same! Over the years, if not decades, harmful chemical poisons in the soil have stripped the produce of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, etc. If those vital elements aren’t in the soil they are not going to be in the food – period – end of story. The purpose of buying certified organic produce is to reduce or eliminate harmful chemicals. Organic farmers take immense pride in their crops and actively seek out ways to add back and preserve the nutrient-rich soil.