Welcome to April and to our first ever blog post here at Neo!
April is an important transition month for all of us who live in the North. We often see better weather and the land starts to shift from covered in snow to slowly blooming with new growth. April is also an important month for health and wellness because it marks the international month of awareness for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This makes it a perfect month for us to start our new blog and share with you important knowledge and tools for juicing for health!
Why do we care about IBS? That’s a good question. One of the most common conversations we have with our customers is around digestion and digestive health. Many of our regulars enjoy our products because of the digestive relief they feel when they consume fresh pressed juices on a regular basis. A surprising 13-20% of Canadians suffer from diagnosed IBS, and an even larger proportion of Canadians suffer from IBS-like symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life. One of the many reasons we dove head first into the juicing business is because we believe quite strongly in the power plant-based organic juices have on healing and supporting the body’s natural maintenance systems. Let’s be real, we ALL eat not-so-great at least sometimes, and developing new dietary habits is not an easy task. We believe that if we can offer a product that is easy to consume, highly nutritive and easily accessible, it can get our community one step closer to digestive bliss and optimal health. So, IBS Awareness Month is the month we shout extra loud from the rooftops that you ought to take care of your digestive system! Throughout this month, we hope to provide you with valuable information about IBS and IBS-like symptoms and how plant-based foods and juice can help you manage and hopefully overcome those digestive challenges.
What’s incredibly challenging about IBS is the fact that the disease affects individuals very differently, and symptoms are not consistent. In fact, they come and go in waves and in different intensities from day to day. Individuals with IBS consistently experience what experts call the ABCs of IBS: Abdominal pain, Bloating, Constipation and/or Diarrhea. The good news is that these symptoms are avoidable and manageable, for the most part. To kick off this month of awareness and knowledge sharing, we’re launching a special IBS Support Pack to help you manage these symptoms and support the long-term healing of your digestive system using organic fresh-pressed juices from your favourite Juicery.
Our IBS Support Pack is a 5-pack: one each of BUNNIE DOON, HAWRELAK PARK, WATERDALE BRIDGE, BLACKMUD CREEK and MY WAY OR THE HENDAY. All of these juices have a 5-day self life. This package helps support your digestive system in the following ways:
Do you have any tips or tricks to manage your IBS symptoms? Comment below; we'd love to hear from you!
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