Local Love: Health, Wellness, & Juicing At Home

By Gardner Realtors | May 6, 2020

Let’s Stay Connected to Our Local Businesses!

We’re a community that loves to connect, so even in these virtual times, we think it’s time to do just that! Join us each Thursday at 11am on the Gardner Realtors Facebook page for a Facebook Live hangout as we celebrate local people, businesses, & organizations who will share their talent with us followed by an interactive Q&A. We’ll be bringing you live chats and demonstrations with some of the most talented people from all over our local community. Think athletes, chefs, designers, doctors, artists, etc. Our goal is to connect you to the amazing talent that exists in our community even while we socially distance. 


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Meet Sheena Mannina, Owner & Founder of Raw Republic

I began noticing symptoms of imbalance and dis-ease in my body at a very young age. Irregular and debilitatingly heavy periods along with severe acne, rosacea and digestive pain were my norm by age 11. My parents did what most other parents would do by bringing me to Western medicine for a ‘fix’ — though, it was never able to do so for me, or my dad, who perished in 2009 following 18 months of chemotherapy and radiation.

My motivation to reclaim my health through alternative, nontraditional and food/nutrient-based measures was solidified by these early experiences. I became a holistic health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Vippassana meditator, a Living Foods certified practitioner by the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico and continued studying nutrition, alternative healing, conscious-based thinking and holistic wellness to this day. I document my journey and hope you’ll follow along via Raw Talk with Sheena podcast as I uncover the latest in my experience with nonconventional wisdom, health, and healing on my podcast Raw Talk with Sheena.

My experience, curiosity, and motivation to bring new truths to the forefront inform the way I contribute to the menu, design, and intention of Raw Republic.


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For her Local Love session on Thursday, May 7 at 11 am, Sheena will be showing us how to make a healthy juice while discussing overall health + wellness. It will be LIVE on Facebook. Check out the ingredients list below for what you’ll need to follow along. You don’t want to miss it!


Raw Republic’s Green Juice No. 1 – Ingredients List

  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 lemon or orange
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1-2 celery stalks
  • 10 sprigs parsley
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • small knob ginger
  • 5 Dino kale leaves or handful of spinach


Miss Our Other Local Love Sessions?

1. Sam McKay from Forward Fitness, took us through a brief yoga sequence followed by a discussion on how specific poses and breathing techniques help you relieve and manage stress. WATCH

2. Austin Sumrall, James Beard-nominated chef and owner of White Pillars in Biloxi showed us how to make his incredible stone-ground grits and collard greens. WATCH

3. Alyssa Cassard, from Cheeseboard Social, showed us how to make an incredible grazing tray complete with cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts, and more. Yum! WATCH

4. Amy Lombardo of Tres Bien Photo + Video showed us the tips and tricks of capturing the perfect shot. WATCH.


We’ll see you on the GARDNER, REALTORS Facebook page this Thursday at 11am as Sheena will be showing us how to make her signature juice and taking your questions live!

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