If you love complex, super-healthy smoothies and are keen about living a healthy lifestyle, stop by HeartSong Nutrition. Located in the Gateway Shopping Center next to Market of Choice, HeartSong Nutrition is locally owned by Jim, Anyas, and their son, Sunji Spencer. Now celebrating their 7th year in business, the team has worked hard to bring Ashland a wide variety of health care products, healthy, no-added-sugar smoothies, and current product information. Health industry veterans, both Jim and Anyas have owned 6 health food stores in Alaska, and have spent more than twenty years researching and educating clients on the benefits of natural products and healthy living.
Hi Jim, thanks so much for taking the time today to catch up with us. Please tell us, what is new at HeartSong Nutrition?
We are just finishing up our 7th year in business here in Ashland. We are now expanding our raw juice bar to keep up with demand.
Jim you have a great passion for learning. What have been some recent topics you have been studying?
In our quest for health knowledge, we keep coming back to the subject of fats, because fats are the single most important factor in poor health. Our ancestors lived on fats as their primary source of energy, just like animals do. Remember, cows eat only grass and from that, they make ice cream.
Jim, please tell us about the organization of HeartSong.
HeartSong Nutrition is a family business. We have been in the health food business since 1995.
Smoothies have always been very popular at HeartSong. What are some the current local favorites?
Smoothies are healthy because they are low-sugar fruit, vegetable, protein, fiber, and healthy fats sources. The smoothie blender performs the same action as your stomach does, turning solids into semi-liquids so they the nutrients can be absorbed into your digestive tract easily.
Jim, how do you see the health care industry continuing to evolve and how are you working with your business to keep up with the demands?
Public health care is an expensive disaster in this country. Since we can’t afford health insurance anymore, we have to take care of our own health. And the first step is to eat healthy. 70% of Americans are health challenged because they don’t understand healthy food. We eat way too many carbs and sugar, and not enough phytosterols from green plants. And, we are subject to industrialized foods, which process out nutrients and add in unhealthy additives. People are made to be healthy. They are unhealthy because of poor nutrient ingestion. Education for both consumers and producers is vital to us fixing our broken food supply that is harming millions of people and is driving up healthcare costs.
HeartSong has always been driven by a very special mission to serve our community. Will you please tell us more about this?
We follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth to become dedicated to the service of mankind. Our mission at HeartSong is the healing of Body, Mind, and Spirit. We do free supplement training and have a prayer and meditation room open to the public.
Jim, with an every expanding selection of health recommendations and sources, where do you recommend people go to find the most reliable information?
There is a lot of information out there that encompasses the Ketogenic Diet, the one that we believe is closest to our ancestors diets which did not produce Metabolic Disease, which leads to being overweight and unhealthy. We do have a library in-store, and other food intake guides that can help one to understand about The New Food Pyramid.
Stress management is a huge issue for our culture. What are some of your best recommendations for creating a healthy counter balance?
Stress produces biophysical reactions in the body. It disturbs the cortisol and adrenalin delivery systems. It alters the insulin delivery system. And it impacts the serenity of the mind. Emotional stress can be devastating to a healthy system. Stress management can be mightily assisted with meditation and prayer.
Where do you see HeartSong excelling in fulfilling a need within our community?
Our business is also a healing ministry. We use food and food supplements to regain body harmony and health. When people are healthy in body, next, they can find the serenity to heal their minds and hearts.
HeartSong offers a great collection of books and educational resources. Please tell us more.
Besides offering knowledge on supplements, we assist those who are trying to overcome their “body image” obstacles. We show, by consuming fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and fiber properly, how you can reach your ideal body image.
Are there any last thoughts or comments you would like to share with our readers?
HeartSong Nutrition is a haven for a comforting atmosphere which can assist you in being in a healing atmosphere and a place where you can get a healthy, low sugar, high healthy fat, high fiber nutrient dense smoothie—that tastes good. We have smoothie supplies, and carry the most essential supplements that can aid in your health goals.
1461 Siskiyou Blvd