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Ascending Health Juicery’s Good Medicine

Juice for Your Health

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Since 2009, Santa Barbara’s health-conscious have taken advantage of powerfully rich and nutritious über-juice created by area veggie-alchemists Ascending Health Juicery. Although the juice is created five days a week throughout the year and is meant to provide what cofounder Alfred Pomerleau calls “the best kind of medicine” on an ongoing basis, it can also provide the foundation for a deeply healing New Year’s juice cleanse.

Along with partner Deb Monroe, Pomerleau and a few employees are up at 5 a.m. each weekday to produce the juice and deliver it to customers from Goleta to Carpinteria. They employ a unique extraction process that creates juice 400 times more nutritious than what typical juice bars offer. They’ve also developed four proprietary recipes that tap mostly dense leafy vegetables and herbs, not watery produce like cucumber or celery.

But what truly sets them apart — to the benefit of those who drink their juice — is their near-slavish dedication to providing a truly healing elixir. Their juice comes in glass Mason jars, not plastic, and all returned jars are washed and sanitized each night so that the business creates almost no waste. All vegetable and fruit pulp is composted. All produce is juiced within one to three days of picking. Deliveries are made in a hybrid. They’ve even been known to hike into the foothills to pick seasonal wild herbs like fennel, milk thistle, or mint.

The resulting juice bursts not only with nutrients but also integrity. “You get the benefit of the vitality of the plants themselves, which are alive when they are being juiced,” Monroe says. And because the body absorbs 98 percent of the nutrients in the juice without it needing to be digested, “It’s like having an IV, like having the nutrients pumped directly into your system.”

Pomerleau, who also works as an acupuncturist, has spent years developing an intelligent juice-fasting protocol for clients and will give a free talk on his approach on Saturday, January 5, at The Gym Next Door, 901 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria. For more info, see


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Ahhh, one more seller of indulgences for original sin.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 12:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow they must be feeling some pressure from delicious Juice Ranch to bring out the old guns.
You'd think they'd choose a more appetizing juice to feature in the shots.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 12:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

---powerfully rich
---best medicine
---deeply healing
---400 times more nutritious
---truly healing elixir
---near slavish dedication
---deliveries made in a hybrid
---bursts with integrity
---plants are *alive* when juiced
---does not even need to be digested
---like having an IV

Toss those raw carrots mom, and get me a glass of that hyperbole now!

Oblati (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 2:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I have a bottle signed by Linda Blair.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 2:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That first line ought to read:

Since 2009, Santa Barbara’s gullible....

SezMe (anonymous profile)
January 2, 2013 at 12:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is this news or an infomercial?

mgreg (anonymous profile)
January 2, 2013 at 5:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I have been drinking this juice for 3+ years and love it! I appreciate the lengths to which Alfred and Deb go to deliver the freshest, healthiest and tastiest vegetable juice I'm aware of. It's the quickest way and most effective way I know of to get all those great veggies in my system.

lcroyle (anonymous profile)
January 2, 2013 at 1:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Have you tried The Juice Ranch?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
January 2, 2013 at 1:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I've also been enjoying Ascending Health juice for several years and love it! It provides me with quality nutrition and I feel so much better/have more energy when I drink it. I appreciate how fresh, local and organic the ingredients are and how accessible the juice is. My pick up is just minutes from my office. Thank you Deb and Alfred!

LoriG (anonymous profile)
January 3, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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