We live in hyper-driven world where our food choices have given way to modern day conveniences. We believe increasing access to raw, plant-based nutrition is a critical component to improving the health of our community.
Beyond enriching your health, we want to fuel your mind. Our goal is to keep you informed about what you’re consuming, where it comes from, why we select our recipes, and how certain ingredients can impact your life.
Being a positive part of the community is paramount to us. At Village Juicery, we’re all about keeping it local, from our produce suppliers to design partners to the charitable organizations we support.
Gabby is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) and is the Retail Manager for Village Juicery. Gabby first became interested in nutrition while completing her Kinesiology degree. Failing to find answers for herself and others in conventional medicine and health, she turned to holistic nutrition. Her focus is on increasing access to nutritional knowledge and holistic health practices to empower others so they can get to the root of their health and heal and thrive from the inside out.
Gabby is currently working towards her Masters of Public Health, specializing Social Policy, where she hopes to find a way to help those traditionally missed by our health and wellness systems. She would like to bring her passion for health and wellness to the broader policy sphere by addressing food security, social justice and sustainability.
Marcelina Maciejewski is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Team Lead for Village Juicery. She holds an honours degree from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition as well as a Biology and Environmental sciences degree from McMaster University.
Her aim as a nutritionist is to aid and empower others to achieve a state of vibrant health and balance via the best possible nutrition and healing modalities for our bodies and minds; and to nurture our connection with spirit and nature even within an urban environment. Marcelina is a proponent of a whole, live, plantbased diet and passionate about superfoods and wild, foraged food and water.
Marina Dimitrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Team Member at Village Juicery. She began her career in food security as part of her Social Work Degree, running a Good Food Market that provided access to healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables to underserved and underprivileged communities.
Her interest in nutrition grew as a result of her own health issues. Looking at her own nutrition to help solve her digestive issues soon lead her to study at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Marina’s focus is in teaching nutritional knowledge to children at an early age so they can grow to live long and healthy lives.
Avoid Toxic Pesticides
Many growers use synthetic pesticides to protect their crops from moulds, insects and diseases. These don’t belong in our juice or for that matter in our bodies.
Higher Nutritional Value
Studies suggest in the absence of pesticides and fertilizers, plants boost their production of the phytochemicals (vitamins and antioxidants). Organic to us means offering the most nutrient-rich juice possible.
Safety of GMO foods is unproven and a growing body of research connects these foods with a range of health concerns. The risk of harm is something we can’t stand behind.
Support the Environment
Organic farming reduces pollutants in groundwater and creates richer soil that aids plant growth while reducing erosion.
While the process inactivates bad bacteria from the juice, it also inactivates the good bacteria. Bacteria play a critical role in digestion and are needed to support proper nutrition.
Some of our recipes, such as Be Clean, can’t be HPP’d due to their lack of acidity. We refuse to live without our deep green drinks; they are so valuable in alkalizing and detoxifying the body.
We believe choosing HPP is about supply chain challenges and profits – not about nutrition. Fruits and vegetables should not sit on a shelf for 8+ weeks in plastic.
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