Juices & Future Plans

This is an update on what has been happening with us and our juices the past two months. We also will go into the future of Earth’s Healing Café so you know what you can expect from us. The Juicer In 2014, we purchased a commercial cold-pressed machine from Goodnature called the X-1. This juicer was …

 
 

Make sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and stay away from fried and processed foods. A low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet will help alleviate factors that lead to memory loss and cognitive decline. For some people, dairy and wheat products cause memory reduction. Meat and eggs can also clog the colon, which produces …

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Q: I have irritable bowel syndrome and I am finding more and more foods even vegetables are causing severe bloating and constipation issues. What foods, herbal, raw or anything would you suggest to help me? A: IBS is one of the many conditions that people struggle with for prolonged periods of time, unnecessarily. The condition can be …

 

Healing the Thyroid Gland

Q: I would like to know what is good for thyroid gland? A: Please check out my article entitled: “Two Simple Ways of Healing the Thyroid Gland“: http://akinolokun.com/two-simple-ways-of-healing-the-thyroid-gland/

 

Q: Hello!  What is the difference between the juice cleanse versus the smoothie cleanse.  Are there pros and cons to both?  What would you suggest for detox? A: We usually suggest a juice cleanse for those really looking to give their digestive system a break and allow a deeper detox to take place in the body. A …

 

Q: I am having difficulty fully emptying out my bladder, as I have a very weak stream. It has really disturbed me from getting a good night’s sleep (running back and forth 6-7 times every night.) My legs stay swollen the majority of the time. I suspect these problems are directly related. What can I do …

 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Q: This will be my first juice cleanse and I suffer from some GI irregularity and pain (which I am also working with a gastroenterologist to resolve). Anyway, I wanted to know if your juices provided enough nutrition/healthy fats to replace all meals or if it is better to supplement them with a vegan diet (which …

 

Why Cold-Pressed Juice

by Team Member Chelsea Powell and owners Akin Olokun and Samantha Salmon There are two types of juicers: centrifugal and cold-press. We use a cold-press juicer because it is the highest quality juicing equipment and renders the most nutritious product. Centrifugal is the most common type of juicer that utilizes a quick spinning metal blade …

 

Turmeric Root

by Team Member Chelsea Powell Turmeric root is a carefully chosen ingredient in our popular juice, Inflammation is Gone, and has been utilized for thousands of years to treat an array of diseases and conditions. A relative of ginger, turmeric is a perennial plant native to South East India. Turmeric contains the compound curcumin, which …

 

Morning Sickness

Q: I am currently suffering from extreme nausea due to morning sickness.  It lasts all day long, into the night, and I can’t seem to get any relief from ginger tea or ginger chews.  Do you have any recommendations?  I’m finding it nearly impossible to work or function normally. A: I would recommend taking the following herbs: …

 

Congestive Heart Failure

Q: Are there any herbs to build up my moms heart. She’s 84, not on any meds but had a bout with congestive heart failure a day ago. I know she will be prescribed meds but are there any alternative herbs to assist with building her heart? A: There most definitely are herbs that can greatly help …

 

Congestive Heart Failure

Q: Are there any herbs to build up my moms heart? She’s 84 not on any meds but had a bout with congestive heart failure a day ago. I know she will be prescribed meds but are there any alternative herbs to assist with building her heart? A: There most definitely are herbs that can greatly help …

 

Q: I have a sluggish thyroid and digestion and as a result of this I am 5’2 and 220 pounds. I’ve made countless attempts to lose weight and optimize my digestive system. Although I see some positive results, my weight doesn’t budge and my digestion isn’t regulated. Please help me! I want to look and feel …

 

Low Energy

Q: I am on three medications and find that my energy levels are gone. What can you recommend? A: Your energy level’s are low most likely due to your system being flooded with synthetic substances and malnourishment due to the body’s loss of minerals. I don’t have the knowledge of what medications you are on …

 

Q: What would you suggest for someone who has a slow metabolism and bruises easily. A: To normalize metabolism, consume plenty of sea plants such as seamoss, chlorella, blue-green algae, and watercress, as well as land plants such as moringa and white oak bark. Those herbs will feed your thyroid gland (which is responsible for …

 

Diabetes

Q: HI, I am pre diabetic (Type 2). I understand the benefits of juicing, but most juices have a lot of carbs. Which types of juices have less natural sugars? Can you recommend a few that you sell? I would like to do the 3 day cleanse, can that be customized for my dietary needs?  …

 

Sugar Substitutes

Q: I love to drink tea.  However, I’m accustomed to drinking it with sugar and sometimes with milk depending on the type of tea. I’m trying to change my habit of adding sugar to teas.  Do you have any suggestions on how to do that so that I’ll still be able to enjoy drinking tea? …

 

Get Rid of Asthma for Good

Q: My grandnephew was a premature baby that is now 4yrs. old. He has asthma and your expertise on herbal methods and natural healing I know will help him get rid of this disease. What advice do you have and what can we give him to get rid of the asthma? We have a friend …

 

Spinal Arthritis

Q: What kind of diet do you recommend for spinal arthritis? I do not want to take pills. I have increased pineapple and turmeric but how much should I be taking and for how long to experience benefits and pain relieving effects? What foods are aggravating? I’ve noticed bread and tomatoes make pain worse the …

 

How Often Should I Cleanse

Q: How many days is recommended for a juice cleanse for the first time? Also, how often should it be done? A: If you have never done a juice cleanse, we recommend to start with two days and see how you are doing. You can always extend it. Our bodies should preferably be cleansed at …

 

After We Juice & Blend…

Q: I was wondering about your juicing methods. My mom has a juicing machine. We own chickens so she gives the remnants (fiber and such) to them. What do you do with yours? Do you just blend up the whole fruit? That would be awesome. A: We use both a juicer and a blender. The juicer seperates …

 

Cleanse Post Surgery

Q: I am having knee surgery next Wednesday and thought a post cleanse or at least supplement my diet with juices to help rid me of the anesthesia and promote healing. What do you suggest?  A: A juice cleanse would greatly benefit in eliminating the harmful substances from your body. Also, right after the surgery, I highly recommend …

 

Overcoming Smoking Addiction

Q: I’m probably your worst nightmare, but I’m a 43 yr old woman who started smoking around the age of 14.  I have a 4yr old son, who means the world to me… Therefore I really wish I could quit smoking, but it is my emotional stress release, I have been through a lot in the …

 

Q: I am interested in starting a cleanse next week, but I have a question before placing my order. I am wondering if you can help to explain the differences and benefits between the juice cleanse and the smoothie cleanse programs? I can’t decide between the two! A: Smoothies have fiber in them making them more filling. …

 

Sick Eyes

Q: I have terribly dry eyes and a condition called keratoconous.  These two problems are making me very miserably uncomfortable.  Do you know of any herbs/homeopathic remedies for either condition?  Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. A: The first thing I would suggest to you is to stop referring to your eyes as “my …

 

Trouble with Digestion

Q: I am having the the toughest trouble with digestion.  I have never “juiced”.  I am also battling a “potential inflammatory-something”.  The doctor didn’t take it seriously, but I am starting to get tired of the pain.  Other than look for a new doctor, I also want to do a little healing on my own.  I …

 

Living Without A Gallbladder

Q: Since I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago, I have had a constant problem with diarrhea.  The problem is because my body is still producing the same amount of bile as it always has, but I no longer have a gallbladder to store the excess bile, so it gets dumped into my colon and …

 

Q: What are the best herbs for Hashimoto and hypothyroidism? A: The herbs that do an excellent job at regulating the thyroid gland are the ones that are rich in organic iodine. They include seaweeds such as seamoss/irish moss, bladderwreck, chlorella, blue-green alge and dulse as well as land herbs such as black walnut hull, chickweed, and …

 

Kidneys

Q: I was recently told that my kidney function was down. Any suggestion/remedy to restore normal kidney function? A: Thank you for your inquiry. Juniper berries, Goldenrod, Couchgrass, and Hydrangea are the best herbs for restoring proper functioning of the kidneys. 

 

Irritable Stomach

Q: Which cleanse do you recommend for irritable stomach? A: You want to avoid the foods that irritate the body in the first place. Those would be all acid-forming foods, such as processed foods, animal flesh and dairy, and foods containing gluten. A juice cleanse highly benefits the stomach and entire digestive tract.

 

Q: Should chia seeds be ground or whole when making smoothies?  How about flax?  Is whey protein better than plant based?     A: If you have a powerful blender (i.e. a Vitamix) you can put whole chia/flax seeds in it. Otherwise, I suggest using a coffee grinder to break them down so that the nutrients …

 

Nerve Issues

Q: I have been having a nerves problem in my arm when I hold things. What can I do? A:  I suggest that you start consuming the following herbs:Gotu kolaValerian rootSkullcapAlong with a plant-based diet, these herbs will help to repair your nervous system.Also, only use stainless steel pots when cooking food. If you have mercury …

 

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition that has its roots on the metaphysical place — our past lives to be specific. Skin discoloration is often the result of our soul’s difficulties in adjusting to its new physical manifestation (skin color in particular). Sometimes, certain souls struggle in transitioning from a white vessel (body) of the previous life(s), …

 

Cellulitis

Q: How can cellulitis be managed with herbs and plants? Once you get it, you’re always susceptible to it and usually stuck with a long round of antibiotics. Right now turmeric root has been my only recourse to prevent a flare up. A: Focus on complete healing instead of managing the condition. Start using herbs such as …

 

Bloating

Q: Hi, I am vegetarian, mostly vegan, drink a lot of water, eat lots of raw fruit and veggies, but I feel my colon is still full. I am not constipated, but I feel bloated.  UGH.  What do you suggest to unbloat?  I exercise 5 times a week for one hour.  What am I missing …

 

Rosacea

Q: I actually wanted to ask you about a facial condition I have now been dealing with for almost seven years. Most recently I consulted with a functional medicine practitioner who was able to help me improve my diet and I believe my digestion somewhat improved but my face really didn’t. I am gluten free …

 

Premenopause

    Q: I am 53 years old and is going through premenopausal  symptoms, mainly ” hot flashes.” What herbs can I take to help, plus over for a person my age? A: The herbs that I recommend are RED RASPBERRY LEAF, BLACK COHOSH, DONG QUAI, SAW PALMETTO BERRIES, and RED CLOVER. Take either individually …

 

  Q: My joints and muscles ache even after short amounts of work, which makes me feel tense and stressed. I get a lot of cold sores and generally feel run down most of the time.I am vegan, and eat pretty well, so I’m hoping you can suggest some herbs/tea/supplements I could take to build up …

 

Eczema and Ingrown Hairs

Q: Hi, for the past two years I suffer from eczema,  or at least it’s what the last two dermatologist have told me. Also, I developed ingrown hair from waxing,  and can’t get rid of the horrible itch which makes my life miserable as I can’t stop scratching and making more scars! I have tired …

 

Genital Herpes

  Q: Hello Akin,Hope you are doing great !! I am suffering from Genital Herpes. I get frequent outbreaks and they are severe when I eat cheese or any dairy products. They are very less when I eat healthy and do exercise. But I feel the virus inside my body is mutating and keeps spreading to …

 

Tinnitus

  Q: Do you have any special herbs, elixirs,etc for tinnitus? thank you. A: In terms of herbs, your best bet are Feverfew, Ginkgo Biloba, and Gotu Kola. Ear coning may be of great benefit for you. A plant-based diet is also highly recommended. Besides, spend more time (if possible) away from noises and frequencies generated by …

 

Q: Hello Akin,Health is my top priority, and I have made many changes to my food intake in the past few years.  I eat a primarily raw, plant based diet, always gluten free and vegan.  A year ago I quit taking chemical birth control pills.  Since then I have been detoxing and have displayed the following …

 

Anxiety

Q: I have severe anxiety ..every day I struggle breathing and I Dont want to take anxiety pills.i would like you to recommend me a herbal remedy! A: Greetings!One of the best herbal remedies for anxiety are Kava Kava root and Valerian root. Other great herbs include hops, lemon balm, and wild lettuce. Another remedy is mixing …

 

Leg Pain

  Q: I have diabetes and I have burning pain in my legs. The doctors have given me medication for my legs. What is good to rub on my legs to take the pain away? A: Are you taking insulin pills/shots? If so, the synthetic insulin could be the root cause of the issue as it inhibits …

 

Caught a Cold

Q: Hi there – I’m a raw vegan and it’s hard for me sometimes to have cooked foods… or make the transition some days. Also, I don’t like taking pills or tylenol and I caught a cold when traveling and don’t know what to take (herbally) to feel better. Symptoms are achy body, headache, and runny …

 

Issues with Gas

  Q: I have been drinking green juices and green smoothies for over a year. I have always had a digestive problem. It got better after my juicing. I have encountered a problem though. I am always very gassy and its starting to affect my personal life. It hurts when I hold my farts. I was …

 

Allergies

  Q: I, like other Chicago folk, suffer from allergies.  Which one of your juices would you recommend to help my system deal with the allergies?  Thanks! A: Greetings,I would recommend the Liver Harmony and My Liver is Clean juices. They would be optimal, as most allergies are the result of polluted liver.Blessings,Akin Olokun

 

Skin Disorders

Q: I believe I am in overall good health, but I struggle with facial acne. For my skin regimen, I use all-natural goat milk soaps and witch hazel and organic coconut oil. I also do a bentonite clay face mask once a week. I take no medications, but I do take organic flax seed oil …

 

Weight Loss

Q: I’m interested in losing weight. What products or product are you recommending for my problem and how does it work.   A: The number one advice for weight loss that I can give is elimination of all processed/packaged foods from your diet as well as animal products and by-products. There is no reason to …

 

Colon Cleansing

Q: First off, big fan of your establishment. I am on day 5 of my diet, and already lost 7.5 pounds from drinking juice. Can you please recommend a therapeutic juice to aide in colon cleanse? A: Thank you, Beloved. Congrats on your accomplishments so-far! Any green juice is wonderful for cleansing and strengthening the …

 

High blood pressure is one of the many defense mechanisms of the body. When we are experiencing high blood pressure, the body is actually in the act of protecting the heart by forcing the pollutants that are in the bloodstream to move through the heart at a faster rate (in order to keep the heart …

 

Whether you are being bothered by chest or sinus congestion, asthma, or cough, mullein leaf is the herb to use. Mullein is excellent for helping to loosen and expel thick, hardened mucus from the lungs, bronchial tubes, and respiratory tract. It has also been effectively used in cases of bleeding of the lungs/tuberculosis. We use …

 

  Smoothie cleanse start July 29th First day was hungry but felt good at the end of the day. Throughout the day I had sustained energy. Digestion was amazing. I had no physical uncomfortability except hunger. Did not go to bed hungry though. I was just hungry before my second smoothie. Second day flat stomach. …

 

Why Pineapples Are Awesome

Other than the sweet delicious taste of pineapples, they are more beneficial to our health than I think they get credit for. Let’s break this fruit down to learn more of its benefits. They are high in vitamin C, which helps the body ward off viruses and infection. They are high in vitamin B6, which …

 

Why You May Be Tired

Feeling a little lethargic lately? Sleepy all the time? It could be not enough sleep at night. Each person requires varying amounts of sleep.  If you feel that you get sufficient sleep though, here are a few other possibilities why you may be tired: 1. Dehydration – You need water and good water, like the …

 

Why Is Calcium Important?

Calcium supports healthy bones and teeth (we all love a beautiful smile :) ) and according to Harvard Health News, it lowers the risk of colon cancer (this is the icing on the cake). This important mineral also regulates a wide range of biological functions, including heart health, muscle activity, transmission of nerve impulses, and …