Greetings, and Happy Spring. As we gear up for our annual August Women’s Beauty and Rejuvenation Retreat, we’d like to offer a special $200 Mother’s Day discount to anyone who is a mother, has a mother, or knows  a mother! You can use the discount for yourself and/or as a gift for the special mom in your life who could use a week of ultimate pampering and rejuvenation. Use coupon code Mayday at checkout.

In this issue:

Weight Loss and Wellness: an interview Retreat participants discuss going from a size 12 to a size 4 in a few months (and keeping the weight off), and seeing their cravings decline dramatically.

Welcome to the Mothership: or, what your body is really made of I have long joked that, as humans, we are just Motherships hosting millions of microorganism passengers, but I’ve been wrong: we aren’t carrying millions of bacteria and other microorganisms… we each carry more than one hundred trillion of them, and their genes outnumber our own human genes by about 360:1

Beauty and the Brain, part 3  Imagine if decreased cognition wasn’t an inevitable part of aging, and if you could not only maintain your working memory, but also become a better problem-solver, as you got older.

Q and A: The Green Drink, and Juice Plus+ Complete

Recipe: Vitamix Curried Carrot Soup