Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Juice with a Mermaid. Pic by M.C.

This mermaid loves to sip pineapple juice. Nutrients from raw juice go to the bloodstream fast that way I can keep swimming through this crazy sea of life.

After juicing celery juice and Medical Medium, Anthony William, saying don’t add anything to it to get results, I am inspired to juice simpler.

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory and helps aid digestion by breaking down proteins. Pineapple contains vitamin C, which is good for our immune system, builds collagen, supports and strengthens our blood vessels, skin, tendons, and ligaments. Other vitamins and minerals in pineapple are B6, folate (According to the Mayo Clinic, B9 is important in red blood cell formation, cell growth and function. You will see it in many prenatal vitamins.), and potassium. Some types of salt we eat are bad for us including sea salt according to Medical Medium. He says celery will clean out the salt. Pineapple will reduce salt in our systems too due to the potassium. Potassium also lowers blood pressure. Some of this information is from The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing by Mimi Kirk. I will definitely write a review on the book after I read it.

Pineapple Juice Recipe
½ pineapple

Yield: 16-ounces

Cut off skin and dice half an organic pineapple. I juice with an Omega MMV700. The smaller the pieces I put in the machine the more juice I produce and less pulp is left in the drum lid.

Thank you for reading from so many different countries. Appreciate! Happy Juicing!

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Shark Week 2020

Sea Shepherd and Shark Girl Madison.

Shark Week is eight days of fun, documentary-ish shark shows on Discovery Channel. Sea Shepherd, the ocean conservation group, joined in the conversation via YouTube. As you may know Sea Shepherd inspired my MerSea series booksSuperfreak (Book 1), Superflop (Book 2), and Superfly (Book 3).

Sea Shepherd has finally teamed up with Madison Stewart, “Shark Girl Madison,” who was inspiration for my Breanna character in Superfreak (Book 1). Breanna has about one scene in the book.

I would love to swim with sharks like Madison—in the wild of course. That would be a better way to drive tourism rather than killing these fish. But thanks to the movie Jaws, I’m afraid of sharks. And the weird thing is, Valerie and her late husband Taylor, were shark and marine conservation experts who helped film some of the shark sequences for Jaws. They were the first to film great white sharks without a cage. I doubt they knew what a terrible impact that movie would have. Ron passed away in 2012, but Valerie continues their mission of marine and ocean conservation. And Madison grew up idolizing her fellow Aussie Valerie, so much so, that she wore a yellow ribbon in her hair like Valerie. The ladies were able to meet during the filming of the documentary Blue. Check out a 2019 CNN “She Filmed Sharks for Jaws. . .” article about the two conservationists.

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon