Thank you very much for writing, and for you kind and encouraging comments about our web site. And also for telling us about yourselves.
We are both in our 70's and have been vegan for nearly 25 years, and our health is very good and we take no medication and rarely see a doctor except for checkups.
Your information about oxidation in a Vita Mix isn't true, we've been using ours for over 10 years and use it as much as you do. The little bit of oxygen that gets sucked into the juice is less that it gets in your refrigerator in a few hours. Just keep doing what you've been doing.
We don't like the Champion because it takes out the pulp, which contains a large portion of the nutrients.
Actually, you get more nutrients with cooking some foods, that's why we eat both cooked and raw foods. Your green smoothies and large tossed salads every day will supply all the raw foods you need. From everything we've learned, being a whole plant food vegan is the best diet anyone can have.
We hope this helps, and we look forward to hearing from you again.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary