For the last 40 years in a town called Twinsburg, Ohio, a special festival has taken place to celebrate a group of very special people.
(You Bees are pretty freaking smart so you probably already know where we’re going with this. Play along.)
Every August celebrates Twins Days, which according to people who know a lot more than we do is the largest gathering of biological multiples in the world (and by that we mean twins, quadruplets, Kate Gosselin’s eight kids). People travel from all over to participate…and by participate, we mean meet others who share what’s been described over and over as a bond like no other, between two beings not only from the same womb but from the same moment of inception.
(Ain’t science special?!)
In addition to our very own Marcella’s very own twin sons (who can be seen pictured with their mum here), The Humble Bee didn’t have to trek to Ohio to find our very own set of twins whose story is beeyond worth telling. Kylie and Jessica McBeath are the founders of Zura Health, a wellness company dedicated to helping people live their best and most healthiest lives. If that sounds like aNOTHER company you know, you’ll understand why these wholehearted women are TJS’s first “Twins Who Juice.” We couldn’t be more happy to showcase their passion, their humor, their love for another (natch), and of course, their love of juice. Our juice.
Here’s their story.
Hi! We’re…Kylie and Jessica McBeath.
Our family has…six family members, and out of all of us, there is…one set of twins.
We entered the world in…Tucson, Arizona; however, at the ripe age of 3 we transplanted to Viva, making us the 4th generation to call this city home.
What brought us to Las Vegas was….sex, drugs, and rock & roll. (Ha ha, just kidding!) Our roots run deep in Las Vegas.
What has kept us here is….We are still asking ourselves this question. (The 100+ degree summers?Nahh!) To be honest, with the co-creation of Zura Health, our digital health company, it is our mission to empower, heal, and elevate the community in which were raised. Giving back is why we are here.
In our experience, the biggest misconception about living in Las Vegas is….that people live on the Strip, only work in hotels, and party like rock stars every weekend.
The thing we secretly (or not-so-secretly) love most about living here is…this city never sleeps and there is always something to do: shows to see, concerts to go to, and wonderful eats. Added B-O-N-U-S…McCarran allows us to jump on a plane at a moment’s notice to almost anywhere in the world. (Did someone say the beach?)
If we had to pick a daily mantra or a quote we try to live by, it would be…“Let all who need me find me. Let me help relieve suffering.”
A favorite Vegas spot that never gets old is…Red Rock Mountains.
TWIN LIFE…IN AND OUT OF LAS VEGAS
If we had to pick a theme song for us as twins, it would be…Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. Classic.
Some of our favorite things to do as sibs are…make plant-based bliss. Work out. Travel. CREATE our holistic healthcare company, Zura Health.
When people ask me where we work and what we do, I tell them…Jess: I write, speak, and consult on whole-person healing. From the co-creation of Zura Health, to my book, Unconditional, I am here to heal and build a bridge to a deeper awareness that honors the whole—mind, body, and soul.
While I am not busy masterminding and creating Zura Health with Ky, I work at Optum, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Health Group within its Patient Experience division. We are responsible for bridging the gap between healthcare and hospitality, driving better consumer experiences, inspiring healthy behaviors and ultimately making the health care system work better for everyone.
We’ve been in Las Vegas since 1993. In our opinion, the biggest difference in the healthy-living scene between then and now is… It didn’t exist before. Just within the last 5 years are we beginning to see wellness bars, state-of-the-art studios and an established wellness tribe. We are thrilled and grateful to see the evolution.
When anyone ever mistakes us for the other twin…we almost always just run with it.
No matter how busy we get at work, this is what we do to make sure we eat well during the week: We only buy healthy food, so this keeps our options simple. Healthy or starve…ha ha!
We also bulk prep. If it’s a bulk gluten free grain, roasted sweet potatoes or chopped kale, it is vital to the success of our weekly wellness regimen. Whatever we have on hand that week we toss in a bowl and add some cashew cream heaven and call it a day. If you know you are going to be going full steam, always pack a nutritious snack; I will grab an apple or a banana and some walnut butter or a handful of nuts and seeds to ensure I always have that added boost for mid-day snacking/treat.
The fruit or vegetable you’ll always find in our kitchens are…
Ky: Lemons an avocado.
Jess: Ahhh, can I have three? If I had to pick in order it would be avocado, kale and sprouts.
The health habit I totally love making fun of my sib for is…
Ky: Well to be honest, we have the same health habits so if I make fun of her, I am making fun of me…#twinning]
Jess: What Ky said…but I am sure our families can give you a whole slew of examples.
When we go out, our typical fave fare to eat is…Indian. (Did someone say Aloo Gobi? It doesn’t get better.)
True or false: “I hope I have twins.”
Ky. Having a twin sister is like having a built in unconditionally loving best friend. We always joke and say, “Thank God that egg split in two—because we have a big mission here.” Every day, I wake up in gratitude for my twin sister, she has been the brightest light on my path to wholeness, unconditional love and acceptance. Who wouldn’t want this for their children?
Jess: TRUE. I always tell people that having a built-in-best-friend is quite possibly the greatest gift. I am grateful to share the journey with someone who is always in alignment with my crazy ideas and who will be the first to keep me honest if I get a little off beat.
TWINS ON JUICE
The person who introduced cold-pressed juice to us was…Our Aunt Shannon.
The reason we drink cold-pressed juice is because…it’s the best way to nourish and energize our bodies. For us, green juice is our go-to lift and daily dose of goodness.
The reason we drink TJS’s cold-pressed juice is because…Well, for starters it tastes ahhh-mazing. Second, we support TJS because of the love and passion not only in the product but in the people. The TJS team and community inspire us in BIG ways to show up and execute.
This is how each of us incorporates cold-pressed juice into our lifestyle:
Kylie: Once you know how good healthy feels it just becomes a non-negotiable. Cold-pressed juice is a part of our jam. We just make it happen.
Jess: Cold-pressed juice is a part of our lifestyle. Whether we are traveling or at home we always find a way to incorporate our liquid greens. First pit stop in a new city is a juice bar or a local market.
The first time we drank green juice, we thought it was…liquid gold into our veins. I (Ky speaking) remember my first experience with spirulina in a green juice and it was a nutrition rush unlike anything I have ever experienced. I thought to myself, ‘Whoa, this is a game-changer.’ All I have to say is this: electron-rich foods=powerful.
Out of the two of us, the one who likes to drink TJS juice the most in our family is…When we stop by TJS, we grab a bunch to share with each other…we are all about the gift of health in our family.
The pickier sibling of the two of us is..
Ky: Ha ha! Jess for sure…only because I’m answering these interview questions first.
(Jess: This is not true.)
My favorite TJS flavor is…
Ky: Whew, this is a tough one. But my favorites, plural, are Bee Happy and Bee WHealthy™.
Jess: Honestly, I would probably replace my blood with any of the lovely creations at TJS, but I would have to go with Bee On Point and Bee The Change…and let’s not mention my addiction to the raw cacao mocha.
Yes or No: “I love juice so much I make my own.”
Ky: No. Ha ha! I leave it to the masters—aka TJS.
Jess: I’ve got an internal battle brewing over this but for right now it’s a smoothie or TJS.
True or false: Making juice at home is a royal pain in the tail.
Jess: TRUE, but I’m always optimistic on how this shall evolve.
The thing I like about TJS juice is….
Ky: The love and the passion that arises in every detail, in every bottle, in every sip.
Jess: The people=love=the juice=liquid gold=the mission=a more beautiful and healthy community.
The funniest thing that ever happened to one of us while drinking juice OR when one of us was doing a juice fast, was… Jess here. Ky and I remember the first time we gave our lovely mom a taste of E3Live. Ky and I laughed for a solid three hours because of her reaction. She now is a little weary about what she agrees to when she’s in a juice bar with us.
Our twinsy advice to a newbee juicer is… Be kind to you. You deserve to feel good, and sometimes to get to this space we have to exfoliate the self-doubts, and wash away the layers of limitation to reach wholeness. It’s all a part of the process, just keep moving toward that space that feels good. Imprint with love.
Learn more about the beauty of a company these dynamos have created— Zura Health—by visiting its Facebook page here, or by following on the Insta at @ZuraHealth.