4 Keys

July 21st, 2015

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The 4 VITAL Keys for Weight Loss

There is no magic pill, YET there is a simple way that works permanently.

Whether you want to lose 10 or 100 lbs, the method really doesn’t change! How we view these 4 life factors determine how our body “holds” weight.

Think for a moment about each of these factors – what emotions do they stir in you? Balance these 4 areas of your life, and your body will naturally balance itself, shedding pounds to restore balance to your weight.

  • Stress
  • Detoxification
  • Diet
  • Exercise

Stress

Stress is a way of life in the 21st century, and for some of us, the effects go beyond feelings of anxiety and discomfort.

A little stress is good, heightening our immune and sensory systems, however prolonged stress raises cortisol, the body’s natural stress hormone, often leading to increased appetite or “Stress Eating”, causing weight gain over time.

What can we do to minimize the stress in our lives?

Relax and take time to listen to music or read a good book
Laugh with a friend
Pray or Medidate
Enjoy your family around the dinner table
Sleep more as it helps overall health in so many ways!


Detoxification

Cellular detoxification is absolutely the best starting point in preparing the body for weight loss.

Everyone who has done our 14-Day Detox tells us that they can’t believe how in just 14 days, they are finally able to lose weight that after years of dieting and exercise just wouldn’t budge.

It’s easy to use and will be the catalyst to achieving your weight loss victory!

Click here to learn how John Keefe lost 30lbs in 30 days on the Detox program.


“Thank you for your amazing knowledge and understanding of health and wellness, and compassion for all your clients. I have been on the detox program for 6 days and have already lost 4 pounds! I am ordering additional products to continue for the full 30 days, and hope to convince my husband to begin the program, once he sees my success/results!

Thank you – I truly appreciate you.”

Rose Katsuki


Diet

After you finish your 14-Day Detox, you will no longer crave sweets or rich foods and will be ready to adopt a more whole food lifestyle.

Plant-strong eating is not just about eliminating meat and dairy – there are plenty of vegetarians who consume large amounts of sugar, white flour and processed foods. All of which contribute to weight gain.

Regardless of what we eat, simply ask yourself,

“Will what I am about to eat, promote my health, or take away from it?”

Meals That Heal is a collection of fabulous recipes Wayne Garland collected during his journey of healing from terminal cancer.

A fantastic beginners guide to plant-based eating, it is chock-full of meals that not only allow the body to heal, but to find and maintain an optimal weight.

Order your book today!


Pamela’s Favorite Strawberry, Banana and Kale Smoothie

Ingredients:
10 -12 oz. of water, Almond, Coconut, Hemp or Soy milk
1 scoop of Protein Plus Superfood Powder
1 cup of favorite frozen fruits (instead of ice) such as: Strawberries, Mixed Berries, Blueberries etc.
1 Banana or 1/2 Avocado
1 scoop of Marine Phyto-Plankton
½ to 1 tsp. of Life Transfusion Liquid Minerals
½ to 1 tsp. Agave
handful of Kale
dash or two of Turmeric
dash of Vanilla
dash of Nutmeg (if you use a banana)

Add all ingredients in your blender and blend till smooth. Enjoy!


Exercise

Exercise is the one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself! Exercise reduces stress, increases energy, enhances your mood and boosts endorphins, the feel good hormones.

Regardless of what form of exercise you prefer, like the Nike slogan, Just Do It!

Make exercise a priority to your life. Do not allow anything to interfere with this time. At the very least, get out and walk briskly for 30 minutes. You’ll be glad you did.


After you complete the 14-Day Detox, you can add these formulas with your new lifestyle – and watch the pounds melt away!


Tolerance Stress-X is like water off a duck’s back! Take 2 capsules and nothing will bother you anymore. It’s a better than a glass of wine, and almost as good as roll in the hay for improving your mood!

Incorporating all-natural herbs with B-vitamins, Tolerance Stress-X brings a sense of calmness when life wants to overload you. Remember the 4 Vital Keys? Stress is the #1 on the list!

Age-Less contains a potent blend of adaptogenic herbs that promote a healthy inflammatory response in the body from physical and emotional stress.

While inflammation can temporarily be a good thing, prolonged or overactive inflammatory response prevents weight loss. Your body will not allow it.

Not only does Age-Less lower stress and inflammatory response, it helps you get deep, restful sleep, increasing your ability to live in our stress-filled, crazy world.

Night Time Fat Burner is the essential liver cleanse and weight loss supplement. Of course, it is 100% all natural, and turns your body BACK into the fat burning furnace it was meant to be.

Night Time Fat Burner supports your liver, not only to cleanse the blood, but also aids in processing proteins, fats and carbohydrates, synthesizing cholesterol, lipids, and more.

This formula allows you to lose weight while you are sleeping. How easy is that?

Garcinia ‘Chrom’ Bogia gets it’s power from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit, clinically shown to suppress appetite, inhibit fat production and increase fat burning.

Then, we added a highly, bio-available form of Chromium, the mineral responsible for maintaining blood sugar/ insulin levels and metabolism, and supports healthy body weight, and weight loss.

Only Super CitriMax® is clinically proven to support weight loss. And Chromium alone is ideal for weight loss because it ‘leans’ body fat into muscle.

Green Coffee Extract PLUS+ combines the fat burning and metabolism boosting benefits of unroasted, green coffee bean extract with Coleus forskohlii.

Unroasted, green coffee beans contain Chlorogenic Acid, a potent compound that inhibits absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, and boosts the release of stored fat to burn as energy.

Not all green coffee extracts are equal. We use Svetol®, the only Green Coffee extract clinically proven to support weight loss and fat reduction in double-blind, placebo controlled clinical studies.

Weight Loss

15 Foods to Cancer-Proof Your Body

June 5th, 2015

Vegetables at the market

My friend and colleague, Greg Ashby, who is a Health Coach on our team, has written an informative listing of foods that help in combating cancer in the body.

My experience in working with cancer has shown me that incorporating these types of foods and herbs, into your daily diet, can play a powerful role in supporting the body’s efforts to heal and thrive.  In fact, this entire company was founded on the premise:

“Food is Medicine”

We work tirelessly to share our philosophy of food’s ability to help in healing the body from all disease.

I hope you enjoy this article!

Wayne Garland

15 Foods to Cancer-Proof Your Body

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Greg Ashby, CHHC, AADP lives in Ogden, Utah, is an Integrative Health Coach and Functional Nutrition Consultant, and has been in the Health and Wellness industry for over 20 years.

Because of his experience with Cancer, Adrenal and Thyroid disorders, he’s committed to Autoimmunity and Cancer prevention and management.  He enjoys studying the Psychology of Eating and Behavioral disorders.

While there are many healing foods available to us, here are 15 of the top herbs, fruits, vegetables and nuts to benefit you and your family by protecting you from chronic inflammation and possibly even disease.

1. Sea Vegetables, such as Arama, Kombu, Hijiki, Nori and Wakame (they sound fancy, but most can be found in the international food section of your local health foods market).

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are risk factors for the genesis of cancer. Sea vegetables contain a variety of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds and this nutrient combination has been shown to deliver some risk-lowering benefits in the case of colon cancer and other cancer types.

2. Turmeric (the active ingredient is curcumin) has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative benefits on blood vessel tissue lining by suppressing inflammation and/or the effects of oxidative stress (think of oxidative stress as cellular rusting). Studies have shown that curcumin can reduce the formation of blood vessels in tumors called angiogenesis. Turmeric, especially curcumin, helps to prevent changes on a molecular level. When cooking with turmeric, use coconut oil and black pepper to enhance the uptake and benefits of curcumin.

Curcumin has been shown to have significant antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity. New research shows that it can both shrink cancer tumors and inhibit blood supply growth to tumors. It is a powerful antioxidant with liver protective benefits.

3. Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in red grape skins, pomegranate, raw cacao, peanuts, raspberries and mulberries, which are known to have numerous beneficial health effects. Resveratrol is a compound that contributes to the antioxidant potential of red grapes, and has antioxidant and antimutagenic (anti-cancer) properties.

4. Green Tea benefits come through water-soluble polyphenols (called  EGCG , or catechins) extracted from the leaves. Evidence shows that almost every organ system is benefited by these polyphenols.

Green tea offers cardioprotective, neuroprotective, anti-obesity, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic, liver protective and blood vessel health benefits.

Research has shown beneficial effects are seen in doses of 3 to 5 cups of strong green tea as well as from 500 to 1000 mg of EGCG extract in supplement form taken daily.

5. Wasabi has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as aid in detoxification and induction of death (apoptosis) of cancer cells.

6. Kimchi has been shown to have anticarcinogenic properties, as well as enhancing immune function.

7. Cruciferous Vegetables include broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower.  These vegetables contain cancer-fighting components such as sulforaphane. One of the main targets of sulforaphane is  cancer stem cells, where it’s been shown to slow the growth of tumors.

8. Most all berries have a power-punch phytonutrient called anthocyanins, which research shows actually slows down the growth of precancerous cells.

9. Tomatoes contain power! The power lies in a carotenoid called lycopene, which has been shown to stop endometrial cancer cell growth as well as potentially other cancers. The trick is to use fresh, cooked tomatoes. The heating increases the body’s uptake of lycopene.

10. Walnuts contain phytosterols that block estrogen receptor cells in breast tissues, slowing growth.

11. Garlic may lower the risk of colon cancer by blocking a carcinogen called nitrosamines, a chemical compound that has been shown to  increase the risk colon cancer.

12. Beans may lower colon cancer risk by raising butyrate, a fatty acid, which has a protective effect against the growth of cancer.

13. Astragalus is a Chinese herb and an immune system booster known to stimulate the body’s natural production of interferon. It also helps the immune system identify rogue cells. Studies show that work with this herb in both cancer and AIDS cases is encouraging. The MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas conducted research showing that taking astragalus when having radiotherapy doubled survival times.

14. Cat’s Claw is an adaptogen and powerful immune-stimulant, cat’s claw enhances the white cells clean up process (phagocytosis). It is an excellent companion to astragalus, curcumin and echinacea. Research indicates that it can reduce tumor size particularly with skin cancers. It also helps reduce the side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy.

15. Medicinal Mushrooms have been known for centuries to contain cancer and disease preventing properties. Their particular area of focus is the immune system. They are anti-inflammatory, non-toxic and great for daily use.

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

June 5th, 2015

Cream of Asparagus Soup

This is a delicious soup rich in Glutathione, the master antioxidant.
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 pounds green asparagus
1 large onion, diced
2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
Salt, to taste
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
5-6 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions:
1. Wash and then trim the hard ends off the asparagus and discard. Cut the asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces.
2. In a heavy pot over medium-low heat, sauté the onion in the margarine until translucent.
3. Add the asparagus, salt, and cayenne pepper and cook approximately 5 minutes.
4. Add 5 cups of vegetable broth and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
5. Pour half the soup into a blender, add 1/8 cup soy milk, and blend until smooth. (Add the remaining broth if a thinner consistency is desired.)
6. Pour into a bowl and set aside, then blend the remaining soup and soy milk.
7. Pour all the soup back into the pot over low heat.
8. Add lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

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Dynamic Duo to fight Arthritis Pain!

May 29th, 2015

George Burns, the famous comedian, was once asked by Larry King in an interview if he had ever had arthritis? “Oh, yes, I was the first to get it,” Burns replied.

A funny joke, but in actual fact, Arthritis is possibly the world’s oldest disease. It has a myriad of forms and all are deadly, even fatal such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation tells us that over 100 million Americans of all ages, even young children, suffer from Arthritis. That’s one out of every two people!

For over 20 years now, we have been helping people with joint pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, including related inflammatory conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus.

We see exceptional results starting with simple dietary changes, powerful ionic trace minerals, all-natural anti-inflammatory herbs and daily exercise. Eliminating dairy is an easy first step. Did you know countries with the highest consumption of milk, cheese, ice cream and butter also have the highest levels of osteoporosis and arthritis? Visit www.NotMilk.com to learn more.

Recently we uncovered research on an all-natural compound called Celadrin® that promises to rewrite the history books in the fight against all forms of Arthritis. Without dangerous drug side-effects. I won’t bore you with the scientific details behind this amazing compound here, but if you want to know more, read the article, How Celadrin Works.

So of course we added Celadin to our best selling Structural Lubrication formulation.

Give Arthritis the Slip – Literally!

The name says it all! Structural Lubrication Joint Mobility formulaStructural Lubrication is a lubricant for joints! Like a rusty machine that gets some needed oil, everything starts working – exactly as it was intended. Structural Lubrication includes Celadrin and many more amazing natural compounds, supporting the body in making the lubricant our bones and joints need.

Notable advances in the nutritional sciences have paved the path for landmark products such as Glucosamine, SAMe, Chondroitin, MSM, and others. As a result, millions have found relief in these products and continue to use them in their quest towards healthy mobility.

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“I dislocated my hip when I was 10 years old. The doctors told me I would get bursitis and then arthritis. They were right.

By the time I was 38, I was in constant pain. 15 years ago, I started taking Structural Lubrication and Bone Density. Within 3 months I was PAIN FREE! I went back to the doctor and they said the bursitis was GONE – all without using pharmaceutical drugs!”

- Kathy Salvador

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Our FAB 5 Formulas

May 19th, 2015

We asked our team to share with you our top 5 favorite formulas, and why they love them so much. What they take everyday might just surprise you. What are your favorite formulas?


a photo of Wayne Garland“It is more than difficult to choose a list of my FAB 5 formulas, as I am keenly aware of how efficient and effective every one of our formulations are.

Being pressed to choose, I believe my choices reflect the true core of all I dream of for our company, for you, and for the world!

Since my brain runs my body, I use Mind Power, and since the Greek god Zeus bestows fertility and passionate health, I use our men’s Zeus formulation.

There is a fantastic secret ingredient from Japan that keeps your heart and arteries totally unclogged, and so I use Nattokinase, and because there is a “secret stash” of all-natural energy in every capsule, I take Nature’s Energy Secret.

And these are all enveloped with the extraordinary power of the Miracle of Life itself.”

- Wayne Garland, Founder/CEO


“Over the past 20 yrs, I’ve taken just about every formula we make, but now that I’m in my 50’s, my FAB 5 formulas are about slowing down the aging process.

We don’t talk enough about Supta Gluta, but I believe it is one of our most important formulas, repairing and rejuvenating cells from the inside. This cream contains Glutathione (the master antioxidant) and Superoxide Dismutase (enzymes that repair cells) that absorbs directly into the bloodstream for faster results.

Combining Supta Gluta with Miracle of life gives me the best chance to look and feel 10 years younger!

I have also experienced tremendous benefits from our Testosterone Boost transdermal cream. You can read more about my story here: “51 and in the Best Shape of My Life”

Nature’s Energy Secret and Age-Less are our other “best kept” secrets. I work out harder now, and recovery faster, than when I was in my 40’s – and without a doubt, these 2 formulas are a big factor.”

- Dale Aychman, President/CFO


Image:  Pamela Van Zee“My daily regime consists of far more than just my FAB 5 formulas!  Selecting only 5 was no easy task.  They are all so great!

I begin each morning with Nature’s Energy Secret. My spin classes and crossfit workouts are NOT the same without it!

As I started to understand the role our gut plays in overall health  (even with allergies!), Pro-biotic MAX is a core formula for me several times a day.

Balanced Woman, Progesterone BOOST and DIM are ALL absolute musts for mood swings and hot flashes to stay at bay. They are greatly appreciated by my family as well.”

- Pamela Van Zee, Director of Sales, Our Community Kitchen


Image:  Lisa JonesI love my FAB 5 products because I am all about overall well-being.

I begin my day with Life Transfusion Liquid Mineral Complex (because minerals make everything else work “better”).

Balanced Woman will be my life-long supplement, because I feel so good on it – no mood swings, no hot flashes – I just feel great!  My husband loves this formula, as well!  ;)

For building my immune system, I love Ultra D3 because I never get sick!

I finish off my day with Age-Less and Good Night to help me get the rest I need!”

- Lisa Jones, Customer Support


Image:  Greg Ashby“My #1 favorite product without a doubt is Miracle of Life, because who doesn’t want to live to be 100! It is such an extraordinary formula, and I use it as my daily multi-viramin and multi-mineral.

Age-Less helps me to age less, stress less and ache less.

Mind Power keeps me focused.

Immune Support, Pro-Biotic MAX, and TransformZymes (digestive enzymes) are super important for my immune system, and more importantly, for my well-being.

- Greg Ashby, Certified Health Coach/Formulator


Image:  Connie Albright“There are so many products I love, it’s difficult to choose only 5!

The formulas I use without fail every day are primarily to help keep an autoimmune disease in remission.  There are others, like DELIGHT, our incredible skin care oil, that I use everyday as well – because personally, it’s the best body oil I have ever used!

I love Ultra D3 to boost the immune system and never miss a day.  If I miss taking it in the morning, I feel crummy all day!

I also use Candida Cleanse, Pro-biotic MAX and Super Curcumin to support a healthy gut and minimize inflammation in my body.  I use many other products as needed, but these are my favorite 5!  I wish I could have chosen 10!”

- Connie Albright, Content Writer


Image:  DC Cook“My personal FAB 5 products were easy to choose!

5. The reason I like Mind Power is because of the extra focus that gives me when I’m studying or need  help getting in a focused mind state to start the day.

4. I add Life Transfusion Liquid Mineral Complex daily to my food when  am cooking, especially with vegetables, rice and anything with a broth.

3. Since I’ve been taking Ultra D3 for the last 2 years I’ve gotten sick twice! Has helped my immune system tremendously!

2. Anytime I have pain, I use Relief asap. It penetrates deep into muscles for quick relief.

(Drumroll, please!) #1. Respiratory Lung Health has changed my life. I always struggled with my sinuses seasonally, but since starting this product, I’ve been able to breathe much easier throughout the year!”

- Demetrius “DC” Cook, Shipping, Marketing Intern

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