I am a firm believer that our bodies are designed to handle the day to day toxins we are exposed from our food, water, and environment. We have a liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, and various bodily systems to safeguard us from the toxins entering our bodies. But, as much as our bodies are capable of handling and eliminating these toxins, our modern lifestyle is standing in our way, making it difficult for our bodies to function as it should.
In today’s world many of us are not getting enough sleep, we’re chronically dehydrated, relying on coffee and caffeine to get through the day, addicted to fast food and sugar, over-worked, over-stressed, over-eating, drinking too much alcohol, not moving around as much as we know we should, and spending too much time indoors, sitting in front of computer and tv screens.
Many of our habits and lifestyle choices aren’t always doing us any favours! It’s not that our bodies can’t take care of itself, it certainly can, but unfortunately we’re not always providing our bodies with what it really needs to function at it’s best.
Sometimes we just need to stop, take a break from the caffeine, sugar, and rich food, and get some rest, rehydrate ourselves, and let our digestive system catch-up with itself.
If you have chronic health issues such as heart burn, indigestion, constipation, stomach bloating, gas, acne, rashes, dermatitis, weight gain, inflammation, water retention, puffiness, aches and pains, lack of energy, depression, anxiety, mood swings, hormone imbalance, insomnia, fatigue, inability to concentrate, etc., – chances are you’d definitely benefit from doing a cleanse!
How I see it, doing a cleanse is giving yourself a good break from bad habits and a less than perfect lifestyle. Sometimes you just need to take a step back, press the “reset button,” and start afresh. Sometimes you get yourself in too deep, the only way out is to start over.
If you’ve been following my blog over the years, you know I’m quite a purist when it comes down to doing a cleanse. I love juice fasting because it’s so gentle on the body. You’re pretty much flooding your body with liquid nutrition that is easily digestible and absorbable, while at the same time you are rehydrating your cells and tissues, giving your digestive system a well needed break, recalibrating your taste buds, reducing your appetite, and allowing your body to function as it should.
Juice fasting brings everything back to a healthy balance, giving anyone who relies on coffee or sugar a well needed break from the stimulation. You start having real restorative sleep again, and just imagine what life starts feeling like once you’re truly rested, rehydrated, feeding your body a full array of nutrients, and not taxing it with fast food, junk food, and alcohol.
So yes, you would benefit from doing a cleanse!
I have to say, after all these years, I still stand by Juice Fasting as my number one cleanse of choice.
For those that can’t do a Juice Fast, you can always do a modified version of a Juice Fast where you’re drinking green juices everyday and eating healthy food as well. Not everyone can do juice fasting and that’s ok!
What’s most important is taking time out at least once a year to focus on doing something super healthy for yourself and restoring your body back to balance. This can include doing a Juice Fast, or doing some other “cleanse” like a caffeine-free week, or a sugar-free week, or one week on a Raw Food Diet, or eating whole foods for an entire week. Everyone can benefit from this, and in fact in this day and age, I believe everyone should be doing this!
For more on why I believe everyone could benefit from a cleanse, watch today’s video below.
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I love all the questions I’ve received about making a living online, I have to say I wasn’t expecting so many! Your emails are really inspiring, I could feel such great energy and enthusiasm. Thank you for taking the time to send me your questions and comments.
For those that are still thinking about taking Frederic Patenaude and Kevin Gianni’s course How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business, it starts February 8, 2016.Get the $100 discount by using the coupon code: NATASHA (coupon code expires January 31, 2016, so use it before then).
So let’s get into your questions about making a living online:
(I have copied your questions in bold, and under each question is my answer). Do watch today’s video as well because I answer a few other questions more in depth.
Do you think it is possible to have a successful online business based on a blog (not about healthy nutrition) without any products to be sold?
You can definitely build a successful blog (and on any subject or niche, not just healthy nutrition), but if you want to make an income, something has to be sold!
It’s much easier to make an income from selling your own products and services, but some do well through affiliate sales where they sell other people’s products and get a commission.
The one thing I wouldn’t rely on for an income is ads whether you place Google ads on your website or sell ad space. Unless you have massive traffic on your website, it’s difficult to make a significant income from these ads, and the problem with ads is once someone clicks on them, they leave your website (which defeats the purpose of having a website!)
I had a question about income. I would love to be able to do this full time but I would need to replace my income of @$4000 a month first. I was hoping to do this before the end of next year (June – I’m a teacher). In your experience, do you think this would be possible?
Yes, it’s definitely possible! You’ll have to get started now to get your website up, build content on the website, and generate a subscriber list. The sooner you do this, the better, so that by the time you finish your job in a year, you’ll already have an audience, a running blog, and preferably selling products or services.
There are many people who have built successful side businesses on the internet while they had a full time job. Definitely doable, but you’ll have to put the work in!
My question is about starting a dietary overhaul at age 50. I believe if I can connect with people around this point of life, blogging , ebooks, and YouTube would be very beneficial . If you have a thought on this I would appreciate your opinion .
I think that’s a great idea! I would recommend narrowing down your niche even more. A “diet overhaul for 50 year olds” is still quite broad. Examples of a narrower niche would be “diet overhaul for 50 year old male entrepreneurs” or “diet overhaul for 50 year old diabetics” or “diet overhaul for 50 year old house wives” or “plant-based diet overhaul for 50 year old fast food addicts”, etc.
When you have a very specific niche, your target market will be able to find you. When your target market arrives at your website they will know immediately that they’ve arrived at the right place, they’ll want to look around and be interested in what you have to offer. You’ll stand out!
I was just wondering your thoughts on Fred and Kevin’s course and if you think it could be applied to a career change in other fields besides natural health.
Their course is an internet marketing course which can be applied to other fields and niches, not just natural health. The course is for those who want to set up blogs and websites that generates a subscriber list, sells information products or physical products, and uses email marketing. As long as the business you want to start is internet-based and you plan to use email marketing, then you would definitely benefit from their course.
The course you endorsed seems like what I need but the money is not available right now to invest. Will the coupon code be valid passed this date for another session/course?
The coupon code is only good for this summer course. Frederic and Kevin offer the course once a year, so we’ll see if we can set up another great discount next-time they hold the course (and I’ll make sure to let everyone know more in advance when the next course starts!)
My area of interest is not necessarily health, although it might touch on it a bit. I was thinking more in the ways of traditional ways of food preparation (canning, curing, fermenting, cheese-making, baking bread, etc.) with a connection to health benefits in the process. Do you think that the course would be beneficial even if my subject of interest is not strictly health directly. My hope would be that it’s the basic how-to structure and that the “product” is interchangeable.
Yes, Fred’s course would definitely be beneficial for you. Students who join their course are authors, chefs, teachers, coaches, personal trainers, natural health practitioners, yoga instructors, etc., and they are all taking the course to learn how to make a website/blog and use the internet to market, promote, and sell their products and services. I think this course would be a great fit for you, especially because Frederic has written recipe books himself and has a lot of experience with that.
Can you give concrete $ amounts of how much can be made. Not what you make, but generic info. Like 100 hits on site pays this, or an item purchased through your site pays that commission, or an ebook with 500 sales generates $. Every time I see videos about this people say they get some money through Youtube, though not a lot, but can’t explain how it’s calculated nor the formula.
I can’t really give you a formula or concrete number as to how much money someone can make in relation to clicks and web traffic, but what I can say is the more subscribers you have and the more you build a relationship with your subscribers, the more opportunity you will have to generate an income.
Someone can have massive traffic on their site, but if the visitors are only spending 15 seconds on the website and then moving on, it means nothing. Whereas someone else can have small traffic on their website, but majority of the people who come to the website love the content, spend time reading it, and return to the website frequently – that audience is more likely to purchase something.
As for revenue from ads (like ads on YouTube), that’s calculated through Google Adsense. Majority of blogs/websites make very little from those ads. The ones that do make a substantial revenue from the ads have a massive following and website traffic which can take years to build. In my opinion, you would make a lot more money (and faster), if you sell your own products or services. Also, one thing to remember, with any of those ads, you’re pretty much being paid pennies to direct people off your website, and the purpose of a website is to keep people on it, reading it and enjoying your content, not directing them somewhere else!
As for affiliate revenue, yes you can make an income selling other people’s products. Commission rates vary substantially from 2%-75% (or more).
What is your recommended quantity of exposure suggested to keep your following interested without you becoming spam in the inbox? Once a week for blog, one email newsletter a week, etc.
I subscribe to many websites and blogs, some send out daily emails, others weekly, and others monthly. If I like the website/blog, the frequency of emails doesn’t bother me, and in fact I would rather hear from them more frequently than less. If I no longer wish to receive their emails, then I always have the option to unsubscribe.
That being said, don’t worry about being spam. I would recommend communicating with your subscribers as frequently as possible (at least once or twice a week minimum).
Is there value-added in adding other media sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc.). Should that all be launched at once or progressively as the need arises? Cause I think maybe starting a site/blog could be doable but keeping up with all at once seems overwhelming (I have a fulltime job so this would be an addition to my schedule).
Definitely start first with the getting your website/blog up, and writing regular blog posts/articles for it. You can then open social media accounts to promote those blog articles. Later when you have more time, or you see you like posting on a certain social media site, then direct more time and energy into it, but your website/blog should always be the first priority.
I was wondering how big your list of subscribers is?, as I know that this is something that Fred put’s a lot of importance on.
I built a list of about 35 000 subscribers (Raw Radiant Health & Radiance Central combined). Over the last year I’ve been working on reducing the list mainly because it costs about $500/month for an autoresponder to store that email list, which is a huge expense. When you have a list that big, many times the emails get filtered as spam, so you’re paying a lot of money to store your subscriber list, but your subscribers aren’t even receiving your emails! The only solution I have found is to remove anyone from the list that hasn’t opened an email from me in the past 6-12 months, and I’ve been able to reduce the list to 20 000 subscribers, which is half the cost, and it gives me a better idea as to how many people are actually receiving communication from me.
Also in terms of the training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition how was that? And how many clients do you see each week and your rates? . Does that make up the majority of you income ? or is your juice fasting programmes your main source? I guess for me I am interested in the potential that working online has for reaching a bigger amount of people in terms of supporting more people to make healthy living lifestyle choices.
As for my coaching practise, I won’t schedule more than two coaching clients a day, maximum. I don’t want a full time coaching practice. I prefer quality over quantity, and by working with less people, I find I can give more. Majority of my coaching clients are longterm clients and we do a combination of diet and life coaching. You can see my coaching rates here.
How do I start without any income.
Start with making a website/blog! You can find free website/blog templates and information online on how to build your own website. Then start writing blog articles to build an audience and following.
In the beginning, time is more of an asset than money, and if you have the time to put a website together and create content for it, you can do something great! In the beginning it’s all about sharing your knowledge and expertise with others, getting people to subscribe to your website/newsletter, and connecting with your audience.
As you build content on your website, you can then create something to sell. Building a website, connecting with an audience, and making information products or services doesn’t require much money – just time, effort, drive, and passion!
How do I write compelling headlines for the blogs and what should I write in the text body of those blogs to spark interest in my readers?
The more you read, the better. The more you write, the better. I do believe practise makes perfect!
Take notice in headlines used in other blogs, websites, newspapers, magazines, books, etc. Even looking at book titles on amazon.com can give you some good ideas for headlines.
As for what to write about, well I believe many readers want to read about things that will benefit them, that they can relate to, and that can help them. So when you are writing, ask yourself: How will this article benefit my readers? What will my readers take away? How is this useful? What else can I share or give?
I loved the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s course, mainly because it not only taught me about nutrition, but it also trained me to be a coach. The course is extremely practical, and a wealth of information, and it ensures its graduates are not only educated about nutrition but know how to set up a coaching practise, and have the tools and techniques to be an effective coach.
You’re not living in the USA – is that a problem for you at all in terms of getting clients etc. – or people don’t mind at all, that you’re working with them remotely/online? 🙂
I could honestly say that I’d probably have more opportunities if I was in the USA, or back in Canada compared to being in Southeast Asia. In general I think people are more comfortable buying products and services from someone in their own country compared to across the world. But at the same time, my website and blog have been around for years, I’ve been offering coaching and online programs for a long time, and my audience and regular customers know I’m not going to just vanish.
What also works in my favour is the video blogging and that I post articles and videos regularly. Anyone that has been following my blog after a while definitely gets to know me, and it’s a great way to build a rapport and trust.
So to answer your question, yes I probably would have more opportunities if I were living in North America, but I have found ways to still build a business being on the other side of the world.
I have a few questions regarding the Frederic and Kevin course.
Is there a time duration to the course?
Does one get access to all the modules at once?
The course lasts four weeks (starting February 8, 2016). During those 4 weeks there are 4 live events.
You get access to the first 7 modules immediately. Then they post 7 modules every Monday (otherwise, people get overwhelmed).
What’s in the course??? One month only?? Seems short and pricey for a month only- Please give us more details on the course…;) I am still interested.
Frederic and Kevin’s course How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business is an online course teaching how to build a profitable online business and internet marketing. The course is one month, and packed with great information. I’ve taken the course twice, and I wouldn’t have the business I have today without it. For what they are offering, it’s not pricey at all, it’s offering exactly what you need to build a profitable online business, and do what you love.
Do you rent or if you bought your place? Are there other expats where you live? Do you work with english speaking people where you live or are you mostly online?
We rent our place, but hope one day to buy land and build a home. My husband has family land on another island and he built a home where his mother lives.
I don’t work with clients or customers here, I just have the online business!
I’ve been on the fence about making the commitment to Institute for Integrative Nutrition, can you do a video about your experience, and how it has helped you get to where you are today? Also, what advice do you have for someone like myself considering starting a health coaching business?
In today’s video (below) I answer your question about Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I loved the course and it set me up with the necessary tools to be a coach.
I also recommend to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a coach, to not only study and gain knowledge in your respective field, but also work on strengthening listening skills and skills of asking questions. These are two of the most important assets a coach can have and offer their clients, and I believe this is what can set one coach apart from the rest. In today’s world people aren’t being heard, and having one person who is actually listening to them, giving them the space to express themselves, and having a dialogue with them – can not only be effective and beneficial, but transformative and healing as well.
I would like to know about multiple income streams and if your YouTube monetizing provides you with just a small stream of extra income or if it’s decent. I have heard that you have to have a vast number of subscribers and hits for each video to have it be meaningful.
Youtube monetizing doesn’t offer that much money and they’re pretty much paying you to send your audience somewhere else! If you want to make money on the internet, the best way is through making and selling information products (ebooks, programs, courses, etc.) or offering a service.
You could also make money as an affiliate, where you recommend other people’s products or services and make a commission from that. But like Google Adsense and YouTube monetizing, you need a substantial following or list to make enough sales to collect a decent commission.
Best most effective way on the web to get clients is what??? Blog- Facebook-Twitter-pintrist????
I would say start with a blog, and then use social media to direct people to your blog. If you love a certain social media site like Facebook or Pinterest, then definitely dive into it and do something with it. Whatever social media you focus on, you must enjoy using it in order for it to be effective. For me, it’s always been YouTube, but recently I joined Instagram and I’m enjoying connecting with other through photos and images.
Wow, I wasn’t expecting such beautiful and supportive responses and comments! I feel so honoured, and so much appreciation to be doing what I’m doing, and getting to know all of you through the years. I’m so fortunate. Thank you so much!
I want to answer all the questions, and I want to do it in one shot! Next Wednesday, July 8, 2015, is the start of the brand NEW 7 Day Juice Fasting Program, (if you want to do a fabulous juice fast, join us!!!). I’ll be very busy supporting all the juice fasters, so I want to answer the questions about making a living online before the live 7 Day Juice Fasting Program starts!!! Plus, Frederic’s course starts this Monday, July 6, and I want to answer the questions sent about his course before then as well.
If you have any questions about starting an online business or blog, or about becoming a health coach, questions about Frederic & Kevin’s course, or anything else relating to an internet business or working in the natural health industry, post your questions below or email them to me. Please send me your questions by midnight, Saturday July 4, EST. I’ll put an article and video together answering the questions on Sunday, July 5.
There’s still a few spots open for Frederic Patenaude and Kevin Gianni’s course How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business. Use the coupon code: NATASHA to get $100 discount on the course (coupon code expires January 31, 2016, so use it before then!). The course starts February 8, 2016.
Today I’m going to talk about something a little different! Every once in a while I get emails asking me how I started my websites and coaching practise, and if it’s really possible to make a full-time living online.
Can You Make A Living Online? YES!
When I was putting together the new 7 Day Juice Fasting Program, I realized that it’s been a good 6 years now that I’ve had an online business. Amazing how time flies by and I feel so much appreciation to be doing what I love, and all the friendships and connections I have made with you and the subscribers of Radiance Central and Raw Radiant Health over the years. I feel like we all have been growing together, and I am a proud witness of so many lives, so many breakthroughs and transformations.
I wasn’t aways a health coach, I made a massive career change in my early 30s
If you didn’t know this already, I wasn’t always a health coach. Back in my twenties I worked as a fine artist making sculpture for a living for about a decade. I was one of the rare few to make a career out of making art at such a young age, but after a decade of working in the fine arts I yearned for something else. I found my career to be quite isolating, making me too self-involved, and the financial instability was wearing away at me.
I wanted a change, and as much as I had a passion for the arts, I was also very passionate about nutrition and natural health. All those years I worked as an artist I was also being mentored by a Chinese Doctor and studying nutrition on the side.
When I knew I needed to make a career change, my mentor the Chinese Doctor told me to put a website together and share my knowledge, passion and insight about natural health and diet. She gave me a week to put a website together. It was the push I needed. You know when deep down inside you’ve always wanted to do something but you’re just waiting for something or someone to tell you can? I don’t know if it was validation or approval, or just having someone believe in me, but as soon my mentor told me to make the website, I went straight home and did it, I put it together in one night! I didn’t care how bad it looked, I was just so excited to be doing it. The following day I went out and bought a video camera because intuitively I knew I wanted to make videos for the website. I didn’t have much money to start out with, but I knew this was one investment I needed to make.
That very same week I put the website up, I also started making videos for my first YouTube Channel Raw Radiant Health. I was full on into the raw food diet at the time, and that’s what I wanted to teach people about. I was mentored for so many years, there was so much I wanted to share!
The only way of knowing, is trying!
At first I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing. I was too shy to tell my family and friends that I had made a website and was making videos at home about health and diet. I was kind of embarrassed to tell anyone that I was spending my days at home talking to a video camera! It actually took a month or so before I told anyone. I remember how worried my parents were because they knew I was transitioning out of my career as an artist, but they didn’t know what I would do in place of it, and all I would tell them was “I’m working on something.”
The first person I did tell was my brother, and it wasn’t on purpose! He had just shown up at my apartment, saw the tripod and video camera and asked what I was doing. The crazy thing that happened while I was explaining to him what I was doing (and him laughing at me), was I made my first sale! It wasn’t something I sold directly (I wasn’t selling anything when I first started out), but I had interviewed someone on my blog and I ended up making a commission from something they sold. I wasn’t expecting that at all, and let’s just say one moment my brother was laughing at me and making fun of me, and the next moment he was in shock and awe that I was actually making money!
I’m not sure if it was my brother who ran to my parents to tell them what I was doing, or if I told them, but eventually everyone knew what I was doing, and because my brother witnessed that one sale, suddenly what I was doing wasn’t so crazy after all, and perhaps I was onto something…
As much as I was passionate about diet, nutrition and natural health, I had to be practical as well.
As I mentioned earlier, I worked as an artist for a decade struggling the entire time to pay the rent and make ends meet. I was doing what I loved, but the financial stress nearly destroyed me. I didn’t want to go through that again. As fulfilling as it would be to have a career helping people and teaching about natural health, if it couldn’t pay the rent and bills, I didn’t want to do it. My view was if I couldn’t take care of myself, how would I be able I help others?
So I had to be practical, and what I started doing was looking for as much information as I could find about building a profitable business online. I came across Frederic Patenaude’s course How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business, and after subscribing to his newsletter, I knew I needed to take his course.
It had already been a few months that I was building a following on YouTube and my website, I was consistently making videos everyday, five days a week, and I loved it! This was something I could foresee myself doing for a long time, and building upon, but I also needed a strategy to somehow make money to live on, so I could continue.
The course Frederic Patenaude was offering was $1000, and it promised to teach me everything I needed to make a living working online. $1000 is a lot of money, but if it would be the key to making a career out of what I was doing, then in my eyes that money would be an investment, money well spent. I had already gone to university in the USA and spent a crazy amount of money on my undergraduate degree, spending $1000 was nothing compared to that.
My generous father ended up lending me the money for the course, and I threw myself into it. I followed all Frederic’s instructions and did my homework, and sure enough within a few months I was making a full time living off of my website (it was that quick!). To this day, my father still talks about how he lent me that money, and how that money was the best investment he ever made! I don’t think he’ll ever forget that, especially when you compare it to university tuitions these days, and what that one small course did for me all these years.
By the end of my first year of having an online business, I had saved enough money to enroll at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and get certified as a Holistic Health Counsellor. To some this might seem a little backwards – I built a website, took a business course, and then went back to school to get certification as a Health Coach.
As I mentioned earlier, I was mentored by a Chinese Doctor for years before I even started the website, and after. There’s nothing that compares to the education and experience I acquired from learning from my mentor one-on-one. That was a unique and invaluable experience that no school or certification could ever offer.
I built the website and took Frederic Patenaude’s course first because I wanted to make sure that having an online business, writing ebooks and informations products, was really for me. The last thing I wanted to do was invest a crazy amount of money on tuitions and certifications only to realize it wasn’t what I wanted to do, or that it was too hard to make a living from.
After a year of having an online business I saved enough money to enroll at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and soon after I even moved abroad to Bali, Indonesia, where I’ve been living for the past 5 years. Before I started the online business, I always loved to travel and I knew that eventually I wanted to live in Southeast Asia, in a tropical environment. That too was a big reason why I was so keen to start an online business, so I could have the freedom to move around, work while I travelled, and still do what I loved.
Its now been 6 years that I’ve been making a living online, and yes, I’m living proof that it is possible! And in fact, it’s not terribly hard either. But you need to do the work! I have to say that from the very beginning I knew that if I wanted a full time career out of this, I had to treat it like one. The more you put in, the faster it will yield results.
A few last words for those starting out
If you are thinking of starting a business online, or you want to write an ebook, work as a coach, or start a side business to create a second source of income, the best advice I can give is “do it!” You have absolutely nothing to lose, only to gain!
I can also say the single most important thing is to do what is true to you. Be authentic, be honest, be transparent. Never compare yourself to anyone. Having an online presence isn’t a popularity contest; it’s about sharing the things you love and making connections with others that share the same interests. There’s a whole world out there waiting for you, so get started now!
UPDATE & EXCITING NEWS: Frederic Patenaude’s course, How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business will be starting February 8, 2016, and he’s generously offered subscribers to Radiance Central a $100 discount on the course using the discount code: NATASHA (coupon code expires January 31, 2016, so use it before then).
Last year Frederic teamed up with Kevin Gianni from Renegade Health and they built a brand new course, which I took as well! (Frederic’s courses are that good that I didn’t hesitate for a moment to sign-up a second time!). I was really excited to see what him and Kevin Gianni would put together, especially because I took his first course, and I’ve been following the two of them and their respective businesses for years. They are both extremely knowedgable, approachable, practical, and insightful, and even though I gained so much from his first course, I learned even more the second time round. In any type of business there is always room for improvement. If you are thinking about starting an online business, or already have one, I strongly recommend their course.
If you have any questions about starting an online business, or even have questions about the course, submit them below or email me directly and I’ll put another article/blog post together answering them.
For more on my story of how I built a successful online business, watch today’s video below!
One thing that comes up a lot when I’m hosting the live Juice Fasting Programs is what to do with all that pulp that comes out of the juicer? People feel guilty throwing it away. I know I used to! In fact, I used to feel so bad I came up with ways of making food with the pulp so I didn’t “waste” it.
Over time I’ve come to realize that the pulp from the juicer has very little nutritional value. When you put vegetables, greens, and fruits through a juicer, the juicer extracts the nutrition and liquids from the vegetables and fruit, and separates it from the fiber. The juice has all the nutrients (all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, phyto nutrients, etc.), and the pulp is mostly just fiber.
If you were to make food out of that pulp (like make breads, crackers, veggie burgers, soup stock, dips, etc.), you’re pretty making food using an ingredient that’s already had all the nutrition stripped from it! You’re much better off making those same exact foods out of fresh vegetables than using any of that pulp from the juicer.
How I see it is if you don’t discard the pulp from the juicer, your body will! Fiber doesn’t get absorbed by the body, it travels through the body to eventually be eliminated (through your poop!). So if you are afraid you are wasting food by throwing out the pulp from the juicer, if you eat it, it will end up in your toilet anyway!
You also don’t want to be eating food that is void of nutrition, and in my eyes, that pulp from the juicer has very little nutrition once the juice has been extracted from it. I know for myself, the calories I eat count, and therefore whatever I eat I want it to be full of nutrition, I don’t want to be eating something that has had all the good stuff taken out and I’m just eating it out guilt.
The best use of that pulp is compost! The pulp from the juicer is great for compost (and eventually you can feed that compost to your soil and plants and have a very healthy happy garden). If you don’t have a compost, donate it to someone who does, or even see if a plant nursery wants it.
Watch today’s video below for more on why I don’t think anyone should make food out of the juicer pulp!