I’ve been thinking a lot lately about who has had the greatest impact on me and my health today. Every time that I go into my kitchen, I see the Jack LaLanne Juicer and it instantly puts a smile on my face to see how far I’ve come.
Though myself and many others have never had a chance to meet Jack, his influence has integrated itself into the very fiber of American culture. If you’re at all interested in your health, then Jack LaLanne has had something to do with what you’ve learned.
Jack was on television sharing his inspiration and insights when there were only a few T.V. stations to choose from. For him to even be taken seriously on getting his own show at that time, he had to endure a tremendous amount of skepticism and pressure… But Jack, being Jack, this only fueled him on to change the paradigm of what’s possible.
Fitness expert Danny Russo worked with Jack LaLanne, and here’s what he had to say about him:
“Jack LaLanne was an amazing human being. He practiced what he preached. He was the real deal. He was a great man and a tremendous influence on me and my fitness career. What is really cool is that everything he taught us starting in the 50’s and 60s and onward, is still true and applicable today. Jack motivated Americans to pump iron, eat healthy and get fit decades before it was cool. The principles he taught are more crucial than ever today with the country facing sedentary lifestyles and an obesity epidemic. You want a hero? Jack LaLanne, now there’s a hero.”
Jack started off like many off us. He was so sickly as a teenager that he actually had to drop out of school for a year, but his life changed dramatically when he met his first mentor Paul Bragg. Paul introduced Jack to a new way of being in the world, being conscientious about his food choices and exercising to express the true potential of the human body.
Jack fell in love with his new found life style, and passionately shared his message with the rest of the world. He went on to have one of the longest running television show in history, which aired from 1951 to 1985. His accomplishments and accolades are MIND-BLOWING, as he did things like swim 1.5 miles with 70 boats attached to him carrying 70 people to celebrate his 70th birthday!
To say that Jack is one of my heros is an understatement. His innovations and hard work has given me technologies that have completely transformed my life in every way. Juicing was the first nutrition practice that helped to truly remineralize my body. I’m so grateful for that, and I’ll always be a strong advocate for being a “juicier person.’
Jack, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for what you have given this world. You are a hero and a friend to many, and your work here will never be forgotten.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite clips from Jack’s show. He understood even then, that it was not just about eating good food and exercising, it was about the type of person you become. Enjoy, and leave your questions and comments below.
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