MJF Yourself: De-Stress in 76 Seconds

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The Montauk lifestyle represents slowing down and enjoying life and living in the moment- but stress can always creep in. Stress is one of the worst detriments to our health: weight, longevity, organ function, and quality of life are all negatively impacted. .

 

When I feel myself getting wound up, I use Dr. Andrew Weil’s 4-7-8 breathing practice. It shifts our nervous system away from the sympathetic predominance (which makes us feel that jittery, adrenaline, heart racing stress) and allows the parasympthetic nervous system to take over and keep us calm. Our bodies are equipped with everything we need to feel great. We just need to listen to it.

 

FROM MINDBODYGREEN, HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT:

  1. Sit up straight in a chair.

  2. Place the tip of your tongue up against the roof of your mouth. Keep it there through the entire breathing process.

  3. Breathe in silently through your nose to the slow count of 4.

  4. Hold your breath to the count of 7.

  5. Exhale through your mouth to the count of 8, making a slight audible sound.

  6. Repeat the 4-7-8 cycle another three times, for a total of four breathing exercises.

 

 

Read more here.

 

 

Take a deep breath- breathe in the good, breathe out the bad. Repeat until whatever is bothering you is put into perspective.

 

-MM

MJF 101: Keep it Local

 

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We love Montauk. Simple is that. It is our honor and privilege to be a part of this vibrant and magical place and we want to give back to the community as much as possible. We believe in supporting local businesses, farmers, and families. Stop by the shop to learn more about some of our initiatives to help Montauk stay excited, educated and energized… or check out our “Creative Juices” gallery dedicated to the people and local artists who continually inspire us.

 

MJF 101: Keep it Sustainable

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MJF: down to earth, from the earth, for the earth.

Mother Nature is the star of the show here at MJF and we want to work hard to make sure she continues to shine bright. Environmental compliance and sustainable performance are core values and part of daily practice. We believe in nature’s awesomeness and know it is our duty to help protect and preserve it. Whether it’s a commitment to reducing energy use, recycling or using eco-friendly products, we always are working hard to continually reduce our impact on the environment.

We also donate our pulp to local farmers and community gardens for compost so we can continue to enjoy Nature’s incredible life cycle.

 

 

MJF 101: Keep it Raw, Keep it Easy.

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We started this juice bar because of our personal passion, experience and desire to share it. Once each of us tried cold-pressed juicing, we could not ignore the incredible benefits of REAL juice. We slept better, felt better, worked out better, reduced our cravings, had clearer skin and felt revitalized. Our love for juicing grew as our knowledge of plant-based healing grew. We are neither vegan or vegetarian, we respect all food and ways of life and believe food is meant to be medicine. We also firmly believe, no matter your preference, that being healthy should be EASY.

 

We love making our juices for you so the dirty work is handled: you can just grab a bottle of MJF on-the-go, drink it up and be prepared for any adventure.

DETOX: An MJF Intro

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How do I know if I need to detox?

Are you feeling sluggish or out of sync? Struggling with digestive problems, depressed mood, or recurring skin problems? Can’t seem to lose weight? Seasonal allergies bringing you down? Yup, you’re probably ready for a BODY DETOX.   Detoxification is not about dieting or calorie restriction: it’s about resting, cleaning, and nourishing your body from the inside out.

 

How does detoxification work?

The first thing that has to go down is to flush and eliminate toxins. Everyone has them. Even if you generally “live clean”, trust us, toxins can sneak in from a vast number of things including food, lifestyle, household cleaners, personal health care products and the environment. These toxins mess up your whole balance. (Rude.) They need to be removed and this means cleaning the blood and stimulating certain vital organs that aid in detoxification.

 

For example, by removing impurities from the blood in the liver it is like clicking “reset” for your whole body. The liver is where toxins are processed for elimination and, yeah, not-so-coincidentally where all those beers you had at the Sloppy Tuna have to pass through eventually. 

 

Toxins are also eliminated through the kidneys, intestines, lungs and skin so it is important to focus on foods and exercises that pay extra attention to these organs during a detox. Cleansing these organs help ensure that impurities are being properly processed and disposed of efficiently in the body.

 

How do I start a detox?

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Fruits and veggies aid in the body’s natural detoxification process.

The cool thing is your body has the most amazing ability to heal itself when given the right fuel. The most important step of a successful detox is to ease up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which are obstacles to your healing process.

 

The main focus is to give your body a break from processed foods, dairy and animal products and focus on eating fruits and vegetables: raw or cooked. By pumping your body with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your organs go from performing like Mario to Super Mario.

 

There are other very important steps to take when detox-ing and guidelines for determining the right detox program for you. We will dig into that and more soon, Montauk Juice Family.

MJF: In the Making

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Our store’s buildout. It’s happening! We open this May and couldn’t be more excited. Soon this fridge will be stocked with a rainbow of freshly made, raw cold pressed juices and the store packed with smiling faces!

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Right next to Yoga Lila and a few short steps from the beach, MJF is situated in an uber convenient spot.

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Let the sun shine in. Construction continues and we are itching to press our first bottles in the factory.

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Stainless steel on wood. Beach house meets state of the art juicing facility.

 

 

Big thanks to the very talented  Plot 1 and Sean Kinney and his team for making it possible for us to bring cold-pressed awesomeness to the people of The End.

 

Much love,

the MJF Crew