Posted: August 25, 2019 | By: Youngevity

We all hear about probiotics, the good bacteria in our guts, and we are starting to understand the health benefits of probiotics. However we are missing one crucial side of the equation in gut health: prebiotics.

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics are “food” for probiotics. Indeed, they feed the good bacteria already in your gut, helping them grow.

Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible food ingredients that promote good bacteria in the gut. They are in the form of dietary fiber that change the gut microbiome in a beneficial way: by increasing the number of healthy bacteria in the gut.

Studies have shown that prebiotic fibers increase the number of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli, two of the most beneficial bacteria for optimal gut health. By increasing the number of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract, these fibers can combat unwanted pathogens and provide a number of health benefits.

Unlike probiotics, prebiotics are heat resistant, and they are not digested by the body. Instead, they feed the beneficial bacteria. Therefore, getting the effects of prebiotics is easy, especially when consumed in a supplement form.

What foods contain prebiotics?

Many foods are high in prebiotics; and in general, raw foods have more prebiotic fiber than cooked foods.

The most common type of prebiotic is from the dietary fiber inulin; which is common in many plants.

Some examples of foods containing inulin are garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, artichokes, and other dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale.

Bananas and whole grains are also high in prebiotics.

There are also many prebiotic supplements to choose from to get enough prebiotic fiber in your diet.

Can you combine prebiotics and probiotics?

Yes! Combining both in one product is called symbiotics, and they are the key to a healthy gut. Indeed prebiotics maximize the effect of probiotics by giving fuel to those beneficial bacteria.

One natural symbiotic is Kefir, a type of yogurt that has been fermented.

A symbiotic supplement delivers both a probiotic, the live bacteria, and the prebiotic, the food for that live bacteria. This kind of supplement promotes healthy intestinal flora.

What you should remember is this:

Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria, and prebiotics are the “fuel” to help them grow inside the digestive tract.

Both are beneficial to digestive health, and supplements combining both are called symbiotics. You can get both of these from Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 which contains an exclusive prebiotic and probiotic blend that supports digestive health.

References:

Prebiotics, Synbiotics & How to Feed Your Gut Bugs

Difference between probiotics and prebiotics

http://www.prebiotic.ca/prebiotic_fibre.html

http://paleoleap.com/need-know-prebiotics/

http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/prebiotics-and-probiotics-the-dynamic-duo


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Posted: August 23, 2019 | By: Lisa E

One of my favorite photo album memories are the back-to-school pictures. Anticipation shows on their face and I love to record what they are most excited about – old friends, new friends, fresh school supplies and new things to learn. They all look so adorable.

However, our missionary son’s children are home-schooled in Brazil and some of the perks that go along with homeschooling are having your dogs sit right next to you while you work. Here is grandson Ari with Zulu and Snickers. Ah, he loves his life!

Here is a flashback from school days 1999 when our two oldest sons were members of the swim team. The challenge was to come to school with the most unique look. I think Jacob’s hair-do won the contest.

I hope you will enjoy this month as much as I do snapping pictures of the darling students in your life. Please take advantage of the excellent Our Memories for Life sales and you will find the perfect products to make back-to-school pages that you will cherish for years and years.

-Rhonda Anderson, Brand Ambassador for Our Memories for Life


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Posted: July 15, 2019 | By: Lisa E

I thought it would be fun to spotlight a Heritage Maker’s team member and share one of her blog posts that really spoke to me. Thanks Jennifer for letting me share this post!

– Candi May, Brand Ambassador for Heritage Makers


I have always been what I call a memory-keeper, but I wasn’t a digital scrapbooker until the perfect storm of 2009. Here’s what happened and why I’ll never go back.

A LITTLE BACKGROUND and WHAT CHANGED

I’ve always been a picture-taker and a picture-preserver. By that I mean that I took pictures and then put them in a book (not a box) and wrote a little memory next to it. I didn’t even really realize that “scrapbooking” had become a thing until long after it had. I was quite late to the scrapbooking party. When I learned about fancy papers and shaped scissors, I joined the bandwagon but was never one to spend hours and hours on one page. I would say my scrapbook pages were fairly cute, but they were also practical.

I’m one of those people who enjoys scrapbooking because it brings back good memories, both while I’m creating pages and when I look back at them later (especially with my kiddos or husband). I always prioritized keeping up on my scrapbooking because it’s more fun to preserve photos when memories are fresh than it is when it feels like a chore. In addition, I had a good friend who was also a scrapbooker. We had kids the same age, so we would get together for scrapbook days. The kids would play together and we would work. It was both fun and productive.

That worked for me for about 12 years. The perfect storm of 2009 was three-fold. First, I moved 2,700 miles away from my scrapbooking friend. Second, I spent a lot of time that year preparing to move, moving out, house hunting, house buying, moving in, unpacking, getting kids registered for school/doctors appointments/play dates/etc. (I took a lot of pictures but didn’t touch them for months, which was highly unusual for me.) Third, Heritage Makers, previously just offering high-quality hardbound books, came out with individual digital scrap pages. It was the perfect storm–a perfect time for a change.

By the way, I’ll talk about individual scrapbook pages here, but all of this holds true for hardbound books as well.

NEVER LOOKING BACK

Because I’d been a traditional (paper) scrapbooker for years, I had a system. I liked the loose-leaf system because I could add in my kids’ schoolwork or class pictures, etc. Although I’d been using Heritage Makers personal publishing for 4 years at that point for precious things like family cookbooks and vacation books to give as gifts to family members, I continued paper scrapbooking because it fit my system.

After the perfect storm I was so excited to have the ease of working digitally and still being able to use my loose-leaf binder system.

Digital scrapbooking with Heritage Makers has been saving my bacon ever since. It is very literally what is 100% responsible for me always being caught up on my scrapbooking. I have 3 kids, so I always made 4 copies of the same page. (Gosh, that sounds so onerous now, thinking back on making each paper page by hand, but I really did it.) With digital scrapbooking, I now just click “copy” and then make adjustments for each kid. That alone cuts my scrapbooking time–digital scrapbooking now takes me 1/4 of the time that paper scrapbooking used to take–not to mention the simplicity of just using the “copy” and “paste” functions instead of physically cutting out multiple borders and picture frames for multiple pages. That makes it tons faster, too!

HOW I KNOW HERITAGE MAKERS DOES DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING BETTER

A year ago now, the print partner Heritage Makers had been using went out of business without any warning! The home office went searching for a new print partner, but since quality is a high priority for Heritage Makers, and because they have such a wide variety of products, it took longer to find a partner than expected. During that time, I became a little impatient. I had a couple of projects I really wanted to do, and I’m the type of person who can’t get something off my mind until I just do it already. So I did something I had NEVER done in 13+ years of being a Heritage Makers consultant. I looked elsewhere. (*gasp*) I just wanted to find something temporary, but I wanted it to be just as good.

I knew of several “digital photo book” companies that I did NOT want to use. I’ve heard enough stories from my Heritage Makers clients about poor quality and photo privacy issues with certain popular digital photo book companies they used to use that I knew where not to look. I wondered, though, if there was anything even similar to Heritage Makers out there. I just wanted to print a few things until Heritage Makers got up and running again. (It was only a matter of weeks, but I’ll say again: I was impatient.) So I went looking.

In all my looking, I could not find anything as good as Heritage Makers. Nothing.

Here’s what I was used to in Heritage Makers that I didn’t want to give up and couldn’t find anywhere else

1. Quality. I know I already mentioned that, but it’s a big deal. If I’m going to spend my precious time and my precious money on something, I want it to last. I don’t want something as important as my photos and my memories to fall apart a few years from now. I couldn’t find a lot of information on other websites about quality, but I knew there are a lot of bargain-bin type companies out there, so I was wary.

2. Flexibility. The templates I saw out there were not change-able. I would be stuck with whatever pre-designed items that company offered. I am so used to being able to create EXACTLY what I want to create in a book or scrap page that I just couldn’t handle the idea of not doing that. There’s a build-pages-from-scratch option with Heritage Makers, but even templates are completely edit-able!

3. Free photo storage. Some companies these days really tout their photo storage (how you’ll have digital photos stored forever), but that’s a paid service! I couldn’t get over that. I’m not going to pay someone to store my digital photos when Heritage Makers stores ALL the photos I publish in a book/scrap page/other project FOR FREE. There’s also no fee to download them from my Heritage Makers account back to my computer! (Not always the case with other companies.)

4. Heirloom Assurance. I couldn’t find another company that offers Heirloom Assurance like Heritage Makers does. In fairness, Heirloom Assurance is not posted on the Heritage Makers website, so maybe it’s not posted on other companies’ websites, either. But I can’t stand the thought of not having all my digital scrapbooks and scrap pages and other projects saved in my account forever with the option of getting a replacement at half price if those precious projects are ever damaged (fire, water, dog, toddler, etc.).

5. Digital art. I didn’t realize how accustomed I was to (okay, spoiled by) the Heritage Makers digital art collection. It is to die for. I couldn’t find anything out there that would hold a candle to it! New collections are being added every month. PLUS, IT’S FREE TO USE!!! There is no way now that I would consider using any company that made me buy digital art. (See? Spoiled.) Let me show you a few collections. (Videos are about 1 minute and represent just the new art added that month. There are over 200,000 pieces of digital art available in Heritage Makers creation program, Studio.)

I always thought Heritage Makers was the best, otherwise I wouldn’t have become a Heritage Makers consultant back in 2005. But after this experience of looking around for something I might actually want to use as a (temporary) substitute, I was convinced. Heritage Makers just does digital scrapbooking better.

Are you ready to start digital scrapbooking? Whether you’re upgrading from your current digital scrapbooking method or you’re looking to transition from paper to digital, Heritage Makers is your answer.

Article by Jennifer Wise

 


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Posted: July 19, 2019 | By: Lisa E

Have you wanted to create a photo gallery wall in your home but weren’t sure how to get started??

My long-time friend, Karen, had a large wall in her home that she wanted to update. There are all sorts of things that she could do; hang a piece of art, rearrange the furniture, or select some photos to print and frame.

A blank wall is one of the biggest challenges in decorating. We all know that feeling and coming up with a plan can be pretty overwhelming, right?

Recently, Karen and I were chatting about this space in her home. She shared that her family had some great memories of their time in Guam. That’s it!

Their trip to Guam would become the theme of her new Photo Gallery!

With some planning and a few simple steps, Karen was able to create a welcoming space that brought back lots of wonderful memories for her and her family.

Step 1 – Measure the TOTAL space where the Photo Gallery will be.

Step 2 – Check out the size options available in the Snap2Finish site, in the Wrapped Canvas category.

Step 3 – Select how many photos you want to use and which size canvas for each.

Step 4 – Using paper, measure & cut paper templates the size of the canvases you want to make. Space them out and tape them to your wall.

Once you’ve received the canvases you created and ordered,  you can easily hammer a nail through the paper template to create a small hole where you will hang your canvas. The small 5 x 5 canvas can actually be hung with a thumb tack, putting an even smaller hole in your wall.

Look at this beautiful & welcoming space Karen created in her home!!

You can too!! Snap2Finish can help you bring those photos off your digital cameras, smart phones and computers and back into your life. Every day you’ll get to enjoy these memories! I want to give a BIG THANKS to my dear friend Karen for choosing us to print her memories!

Tip: Check out Karen’s idea to add a text box to the SIDE of each canvas identifying the beach, waterfall, etc. from their time in Guam.

Have fun celebrating the Snap!

-Helen Watt, Brand Champion for Snap2Finish


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Posted: July 19, 2019 | By: Rocio Ramos

Benefits of Selenium

An essential trace mineral

Your body requires a variety of trace minerals to support specific functions and systems. Many of us know we need calcium for strong bones, and sodium for fluid balance, but what about other essential minerals? One specific mineral which is vital to your health, and should not be absent from your diet is selenium. Although it’s only required in small amounts, selenium delivers powerful benefits that are backed by science to support your overall health.

Serves as a Dynamic Antioxidant

The main function of selenium is to help combat free radical damage and inhibit oxidation of lipids. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to healthy cells in your body. When there are too many free radicals present in your body, this causes oxidative stress, which has been linked to numerous diseases. The powerful antioxidant properties of selenium help to minimize the damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress.

May Reduce Risk of Certain Cancers

There is still much that is being learned about cancer and its risk factors. However, one thing we do know, is that selenium may help prevent certain types of cancers. Research has found that low levels of selenium have been linked to certain cancers of the colon and rectum, prostate, lung, bladder, skin, esophagus, and stomach. Additionally, some studies have found that high levels of selenium from food products may help protect against certain cancers.

May Help Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is a reference to a variety or diseases pertaining to the heart. This includes coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, stroke, and many others. It’s currently the leading cause of death worldwide and includes many risk factors. From age to poor diet to stress, heart disease can be caused by many things which can make prevention complex.

Yet, research has found that low levels of selenium has also been linked to an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Likewise, another study found that taking selenium supplements helped decrease inflammation markers in individuals with coronary heart disease and increase levels of glutathione peroxidase; another powerful antioxidant. This makes selenium an important factor is helping to prevent heart disease.

Supports a Healthy Immune System

Perhaps the greatest overall benefit that selenium delivers to the body is the role it plays in your immune system. Your immune system is your defense system against harmful microorganisms. Selenium’s high antioxidant capacity helps to boost your immune system’s defense mechanisms especially when combined with vitamin E. They work synergistically to produce antibodies and to help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Selenium is an essential nutrient for a healthy immune system.

How much do you need?

The human body needs trace amounts of selenium to deliver benefits. The recommended intake for children 1 – 13 yrs is 20 – 40 mcg and adults 14 yrs and older is 55 mcg daily; and must be obtained through diet or supplements. Ultimate Selenium is an all-in-one solution, providing selenium and other trace minerals, vitamins, and nutrients known to support overall health, like vitamin E. Adding an antioxidant-rich supplement like Ultimate Selenium to your diet may deliver additional benefits to help you live a healthier, longer life. Always remember to talk to your health practitioner before adding any supplement to your diet.

Remember, prevention is key to optimal heath!


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Posted: July 24, 2019 | By: Lisa E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My passion for photo albums was again confirmed when my sister and I received our DNA results last week. We were fascinated by our similarities and differences, however, we were both so grateful for the rich history in pictures and stories that already exist in our heritage photo album. We know amazing family details that provide a wonderful glimpse into the lives of our ancestors.

It is never too late to start a Heritage album for your family and this month, Our Memories for Life has great sales on a variety of products that would be perfect for your Heritage album. Discovering your heritage – in big ways and small – gives you an appreciation of who you are and what family traditions, culture, challenges and experiences have helped shape the person you have become.

If you are wondering how to get started, here are some great questions to ensure that you capture the most important details about your family.

What’s your oldest memory? What was school like? How did you spend your spare time? What was your favorite holiday and how did your family celebrate? What was family time like? What sports and games did you play? What were your favorite home-cooked meals? What’s been the greatest advancement of your lifetime so far?

One of my favorite songs is called “Here by the Water.” A line in the song says, “Someone that I know has walked here before.” Every time I hear that line, I think about the importance of my ancestors. Just imagining their lives and the roads they’ve walked before me encourages me. I can almost literally feel strength coming from my grandparents, my great-grandparents and other faithful relatives who have come before me.

Take that step today and make sure your family stories are documented for today and future generations.

-Rhonda Anderson, Ambassador for Our Memories for Life


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Posted: July 26, 2019 | By: Stacy Croninger

Omega-3 is an essential Nutrient

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA) and one of the 90 Essential Nutrients recommended by Dr Wallach for optimal health. It’s essential because it’s needed for a wide-range of functions in the body and must be consumed in one’s diet. Omega-3 plays a vital role in brain function, normal growth and development, and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation; which helps lower ones risk for a variety of chronic diseases. In a country where so many individuals suffer from heart disease, cancer, and arthritis, consuming Omega-3 is becoming more and more vital.

Sup-Optimal levels of Omega-3s

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, found that 95.7% of a nationally-representative sample of Americans have sub-optimal levels of Omega-3s. The real concern here is that Americans are consuming extremely high levels of Omega-6 (polyunsaturated fatty acids) from unhealthy food sources such as vegetable oils. Although we need Omega-6 in our diets, as it is essential for a variety of functions, high levels of Omega-6 from unhealthy food sources are pro-inflammatory and can wreak havoc on your health.

A healthy 1:1 or even 2:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega 3 would be ideal. However, for 95% of Americans, this is simply not the case. Today’s modern diet ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is close to 20:1; meaning inflammation is highly elevated in most American diets. Consuming a diet from healthy sources of Omega 3 and Omega 6 is essential for optimal health.

Below are a few examples of ideal Omega-6 and Omega-3 food sources.

Omega-6: Avocados, nuts & seeds, eggs, grass-fed meat (including chicken and pork) and coconut oil.

Omega-3: Fish (wild-caught), fish oil, nuts, eggs, flaxseed, and other marine sources.

The Omega-6s that most Americans are consuming aren’t coming from healthy food sources. Below are a few examples of daily omega-6 consumption.

Unhealthy Omega-6:  Vegetable oils (corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, safflower oil, etc.), salad dressings and mayonnaise, packaged snacks (chips, popcorn, food bars), fast-food (especially French fries), sweets (cookies, candies, pastries, cake, etc.).

Risk Factors of Low Omega-3 Levels

The current low levels of Omega-3 are putting many individuals at risk for a variety of chronic disease; the most prevalent being heart disease. It’s going to take more than just a few salmon filets and eggs to fix the current suboptimal Omega-3 level; supplementation is necessary.  Ultimate™ EFA Plus™ contains over 500mg of Omega-3s (ALA, EPA and DHA) with a little more than 100 mg of Omega-6 from healthy sources. While you are consuming healthy EFAs through supplements, you also want to make necessary dietary changes and keep your Omega-6 intake low. Consuming Omega-3 supplements, while continuing to eat unhealthy foods high in Omega-6, will do nothing to benefit your health. Be sure you’re making all the necessary changes to live a long and healthy life.

Remember, prevention is the key!


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Posted: August 16, 2019 | By: Stacy Croninger

Have you heard of the Aroma Share Club? It’s a product offered each month and this year, it includes a carrier oil, only available in the club, plus one or more essential oils. Even better, a recipe sheet is created with ideas for using the carrier oil and essential oils. You can find previous month’s recipes in the Youngevity Resource Center, under Essential Oils, Essential Oils Recipes.

Back to School

The September Aroma Share Club helps you get ready to go back to school and we’re giving you an advance look at what you’ll receive for products as well as the recipes.

 

What You’ll Receive

Sesame Seed Carrier Oil
Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Marjoram, Sweet Essential Oil

Recipes

The following recipes may help with what is suggested in the recipe’s title. Please not the age information for these. For a PDF version of these recipes, check the Youngevity Resource Center in September, once the Club is on sale.

Swollen Lymph Node & Sore Throat Rub

2 oz PET plastic flip top essential oil safe bottle
10 drops Youngevity Bay Laurel Essential Oil
1 oz Youngevity Sesame Seed Carrier Oil
1 oz Youngevity Grapeseed Carrier Oil

In the open bottle add the Grapeseed oil and essential oil. Replace cap tightly, making sure flip top is snapped shut. Shake well 50 times. Open and add Sesame Seed oil to the shoulder of the bottle. Replace cap tightly and shake well again. Apply a small amount in hand and massage with fingers on nodes and throat in a downward motion. May help when being treated for sore throat or lymph node swelling (Lymphedema).  – For ages 5 years and older.

Hand Sanitizer Spray

1 oz essential oil safe mister bottle, glass or PET plastic
1 oz pure water
4 drops Youngevity Bay Laurel Essential Oil
2 drops Youngevity Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil

In the open mister bottle add 0.5 oz of water, then add essential oils. Replace cap tightly. Shake well 50 times. Remove cap and add remaining water. Replace cap tightly and shake well again. Shake before spraying. To use, mist on hands, then rub hands together. Also mist on shopping cart handles, and even cash before handling. Those germs are everywhere!  – For ages 5 years and older.

First Day of P.E. Muscle Relief Oil

2 oz PET plastic flip top essential oil safe bottle
10 drops Youngevity Marjoram Essential Oil
1 oz Youngevity Sesame Seed Carrier Oil
1 oz Youngevity CM cream

In the open flip top bottle add the Sesame Seed carrier oil and essential oil. Replace lid, making sure flip top is snapped shut. Shake well 50 times. Open bottle and add the CM cream to the shoulder of the bottle. Put lid back on tightly and shake again. Use a popsicle stick or makeup applicator stick for application. Apply to muscles before and after workouts.

Back to School Anti-Anxiety Spritzer (for Kiddos and Parents!)

1 oz. essential oil safe mister bottle, glass or PET plastic
1 oz pure water
4 drops Youngevity Bay Laurel Essential Oil
2 drops Youngevity Bergamot Essential Oil

In the open mister bottle add 0.5 oz of water, then add essential oils. Replace lid, making sure flip top is snapped shut. Shake well 50 times. Remove lid and add remaining water. Put lid back on tightly and shake 50 times. Shake before spraying. To use, mist on parents and kids before getting on the bus or heading off for the day. Help start the day feeling confident, loved, and protected. – For ages 5 years and older.

Anti-bacterial Diffuser Blend

Youngevity Diffuser
8 drops Youngevity Bay Laurel Essential Oil
2 drops Youngevity Marjoram Essential Oil

Add Bay Laurel Essential Oil, then the Marjoram oil to the Youngevity Diffuser. Diffuse for 15 minutes every 2 hours. – For ages 5 years and older.


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Posted: August 1, 2019 | By: Rocio Ramos

Our culinary journey continues with a new set of Saveur spices, salts, and Dukkahs! And to help you start your voyage through the Mediterranean and beyond, we’re sharing some amazing new recipes that will help you bring friends and family together for memorable meals.

Mediterranean Cheese Log

Ingredients:

1 block Philly Cream Cheese
2 tsp Saveur Spiced Fig Maple Pear Balsamic
1 tbsp Saveur California Onion Mix
3 tbsp diced olives/semi-dried tomatoes/pickles (your choice)
2 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
Saveur Mediterranean Almond Dukkah

Method:

Mix cream cheese, cheese, balsamic, California Onion Mix & olives in a bowl.  On a piece of cling wrap, sprinkle the Mediterranean Almond Dukkah.  Roll cream cheese mix into a log or ball and roll onto dukkah until covered.  Wrap in cling wrap and allow to firm in fridge.  Serve with crackers and crudités.

 

Dukkah Crusted Eggplant

Ingredients:

1 large eggplant/aubergine cut into 8 slices
1-2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp Saveur Mediterranean Almond Dukkah
3 cups rocket/arugula
½ cup Greek yogurt
2 tsp Saveur Gyro Spice
2 tsp lemon juice

Method:

Brush eggplant with ghee and grill on a medium heat till charred and completely softened, then place on a lined baking tray.  Sprinkle with Mediterranean Almond Dukkah & bake for 5-10 mins in medium oven until dukkah looks toasted.

Mix Gyro Spice & lemon juice in Greek yogurt and set aside.  Place eggplant on top of rocket/arugula, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and yogurt mix.

Orange & Beet Salad with Dukkah Cream Cheese (adaption from Sweet & Savour)

Ingredients:

1 block Philly Cream Cheese, cut into small pieces
1 tbsp melted butter/ghee
1-2 tbsp Saveur Egyptian Cashew Dukkah
1 tbsp Saveur Garlic Mix
1 tsp Seasoned Salt
4 large beetroot, peeled and cut into wedges
3 oranges
Handful of mint leaves
2 tbsp toasted cashews, roughly chopped

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Place the philly cream cheese on a tray and drizzle with butter, scatter with dukkah and toss to coat. Spread the beetroot on a second tray and drizzle with butter and toss with Garlic Mix & Seasoned Salt.  Bake both for 20 mins or until the philly cheese is golden brown around the edges and the beetroot is cooked to your desired level. (Note: beetroot may take longer to cook)

Zest about ½ of 1 of the oranges in long strips then peel and segment the oranges over the bowl to catch the juice as you go to dress the salad.

Arrange the beetroot, orange segments and philly cheese

on a serving plate.  Scatter with mint, cashews and orange zest, then drizzle with reserved orange juice.  Serve immediately.

Vegetarian Indian Butter Chicken

Ingredients:

400 g/14 oz broccoli, trimmed cut into small florets
2-3 tsp Saveur Indian Butter Chicken Spice
2 tsp ghee
1 brown/yellow onion diced
1 small chili (optional)
2/3 cup tomato passata
250 g/9 oz haloumi
1/3 cup creme fraiche, plus extra to serve (Greek Yogurt can be used)
Mint and coriander to serve (optional)
¼ cup toasted flaked almonds to serve
Steamed rice to serve

Method:

Blitz onion, ghee, chilly and Butter Chicken Spice to form paste.

Heat a wok over high heat.  Add the broccoli and stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add ¼ cup water and stir fry for 5 mins or until the water has evaporated and the broccoli is tender and crisp.  Transfer to a bowl.

Add the paste to the wok and stir fry for 1 min or until aromatic.  Add the passata and 1/3 cup water.  Simmer for a few minutes or until reduced slightly.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.  Cook the haloumi for 1-2 minutes each side or until golden.  Transfer to a plate.

Add the crème fraiche/Greek yogurt, broccoli and haloumi to the wok.  Simmer, stirring for 1 minute or until warmed through.  Divide among bowls.  Top with extra Greek yogurt, coriander/mint and almond.  Serve with the steamed rice.

Use your dukkahs as crusts on salmon/chicken/roasts/haloumi/vegetables/cheese

Traditional Indian Butter Chicken

Ingredients:

1.5lb/750g chicken thigh fillets cut into bite sized pieces

MARINADE

½ cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tsp Saveur Indian Butter Chicken Spice
1 tbsp ginger grated
2 cloves garlic crushed

CURRY

2 tbsp ghee
1 cup tomato passata
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp Saveur Mango Apricot Strawberry Balsamic
1 tsp Saveur Chili & Lime Sea Salt Flakes

Method:

Marinade ingredients can be blitzed for a smoother paste if desired.  Combine the ingredients with the chicken in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate overnight or minimum of 3 hours.

Heat the ghee over high heat in a large fry pan.  Take the chicken out of the marinade (do not shake off excess or pour the extra into the pan). Cook for around 3 minutes in the pan, or until white all over.

Add the tomato passata, cream, balsamic and salt.  Turn down to low and simmer for 20 mins.  Do a taste test to see if more spices or salt is required.

Garnish with cilantro/coriander and serve with Basmati Rice.

Middle Eastern Lamb Shanks

Ingredients:

4 lamb shanks, trimmed
2 tbsp gluten free flour
2 tsp Saveur Cinnamon Blend Baking Spice
4 tsp Saveur Za’atar Spice Blend
4 tbsp ghee
3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
1 cup chopped brown onion
1 cup sliced carrot
1 cup sliced celery
¾ cup currants
1 400 g/14 oz can diced tomatoes
2 cups white wine
½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
¾ cup slivered almonds, toasted
Saveur Chili & Lime Sea Salt Flakes to taste

Method:

Place the flour, Cinnamon Blend Baking Spice & Za’atar Spice in a plastic bag and add the shanks 1  at a time, shaking to coat each thoroughly.  Keep any leftover flour.

Brown the shanks in half the oil in a large casserole dish.  Add the remaining oil, garlic, onions, carrot & celery and cook gently to soften but not brown.

Stir through any leftover flour at this stage as well as wine and tomatoes.  Add a little water if necessary to cover the bottom of the lamb & season well with Chili Lime Sea Salt Flakes.

Bring to a simmer on top of stove then bake at 160/320 for 2 hours.  Remove from the oven and add parsley and almonds.  Serve with creamy mashed potato or polenta.

Za’atar Labne

Making your own labne truly is so easy & Saveur makes your choices of flavors amazing.

In a clean dishcloth or muslin place 1-2 cups of Greek yogurt in the middle.

Add 2-3 tsp Saveur Za’atar Spice to yogurt and mix gently.

Twist cloth and gently squeeze out liquid.  Suspend cloth over a bowl in the fridge for up to 72 hours or until the mix is firmer to the touch.

Gently unwrap and serve with pita bread or crackers and salad

                                     


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Posted: August 2, 2019 | By: Youngevity

What should you eat to improve your gut health?

We know that our microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria; some beneficial and others not so much. There are the Firmicutes, the “bad” kind of bacteria, and the Bacteroidetes, the beneficial bacteria. Both types of bacteria are present in your gut, and depending on your diet, you might have more of one kind over the other. This is because the food we eat feeds these bacteria, and certain types of foods will feed Firmicutes (think red meat, sugar, and other fatty foods), while other foods feed Bacteroidetes. To support your microbiome, there are foods you can eat to help increase the number of good bacteria in your gut – which in turn will improve your overall health.

Here are 6 foods you should eat to improve your gut health:

Bananas: This fruit is full of soluble fiber, which is what the good bugs feed on. Bananas are considered a prebiotic, fuel for the beneficial bacteria.

Greek Yogurt: Yogurt with live and active cultures is a great source of probiotics, the good bacteria. By eating yogurt, you add the good Bacteroidetes to your gut. Make sure the label says “live and active cultures” and keep it refrigerated. And be sure to aim for fewer than 15 grams of sugar per serving; sugar can feed the bad bugs in your gut.

Kefir: Kefir is a fermented version of yogurt, and it is full of healthy, living bacteria that contributes to our microbiome by delivering good bacteria and also helping the synthesis of vitamins B12 and K, therefore contributing to improved gut health. Kefir is 99.9% lactose free, so for those allergic to dairy, this is a good alternative source of probiotics.

Kombucha: This fermented, fizzy black tea with a tangy taste is filled with beneficial bacteria to coat your digestive tract. In addition probiotic benefits, the fermentation process also creates healthy B vitamins for energy.

Sourdough Bread: This bread is made with a lactic acid starter that contains strains of Lactobacillus, a beneficial type of bacteria that adds good microbes to your gut. Lactobacillus is one of the most common types of probiotics.

Dark Chocolate: This is not too good to be true! Research has shown that the bacteria within our GI tract can efficiently ferment chocolate and even produce anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart! The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast on chocolate and lessen inflammation. Look for dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content.

Supplement your diet

You can also help support your gut by adding a probiotic supplement to your nutrient intake. Flora FX contains 3 probiotic strains to support a healthy microbiome variety in your gut. Remember, a healthy gut will promote a healthy immune system! Prevention is the key!

References:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14963/10-foods-that-are-great-for-gut-health.html

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/best-foods-your-gut

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20918991,00.html/view-all


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Posted: August 6, 2019 | By: Lisa E

Recently I got the privilege to work with Kalyn Schneider on my team. Kalyn’s friend, Tammy, works at a local hospital and they had a special project in mind for the waiting room outside of surgery.

The hospital wanted to have super-sized puzzles available for the families and friends of their patients to work on while they waited. What a great idea!

These puzzles have a dual PURPOSE. They can help people relax AND enhance the hospital by providing beautiful artwork for their walls!!

They chose our largest puzzle – a BIG 20” x 30” and over 1,000 pieces! The hospital provided beautiful pictures of their facility and the surrounding area. After each puzzle is completed, the hospital is using puzzle glue to make them a permanent piece of artwork to hang on the walls.


Puzzles can be made for any purpose and are an exciting way to bring your photos to life over and over. Snap2Finish offers both chunky kids puzzles and adult puzzles and they are ON SALE 15% off through September 16th.

Have fun celebrating the Snap!

-Helen Watt, Brand Champion for Snap2Finish


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Posted: August 9, 2019 | By: Rocio Ramos

following a dietFollowing a diet is hard

Summer is almost over and most people have had great success on their diet plans. Unfortunately, some have fallen off the wagon. And while starting a diet is hard, staying committed long after you’ve lost those 10lbs is even harder.  Anybody can start a diet or the Better Health Challenge, but following a diet long-term, after the initial goal has been reached, is not an easy task. So, if you’re constantly going on a diet, maybe it’s time to switch the dieting plan.

Two kinds of diets

There are two kinds of diets; the one you follow and the one you go on. Following a diet means this it the type of food you’re regularly eating. For instance, I follow a paleo diet; meaning for the most part I only eat meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts & seeds. Some people may follow a Vegetarian Diet, others a Mediterranean Diet and others a Raw Food Diet. However, most Americans follow a Standard American Diet; high in processed and refined foods, dairy and animal products and low in vegetables and fruit. Following a Standard American Diet most often leads to weight gain and thus will then result in going on a diet.

Going on a diet, means your subjecting yourself to calorie or food restrictions to lose weight. Some people go on diets if they’ve gained a few pounds and want to get back to their normal weight. However, most individuals go on diets wanting to lose substantial weight. Going on a diet to lose substantial weight can be a difficult change if you’re restricting calories. Many times dieters will lose some weight, get off track, gain the weight back, and go back to their old habits. It’s a roller coaster ride that many individuals struggle with for most of their lives. Although it’s ok to start off by going on a diet, ultimately, you want to just follow a healthy diet; ending the need to go on diets.

Keep it simple

To keep it simple, an overall healthy diet is one high in fresh, unprocessed whole foods; free of sugar, vegetable oils, packaged meals/snacks, fast-food and other highly-processed foods. I know it’s easy to say, “Ok, I’m going to start eating healthy.” However, because our bodies are now accustomed to the Standard American Diet, it’s extremely difficult to quit sugar and processed foods altogether. Your body and mind will fight you until you give in. It’s a physical and mental battle which you can overcome.  Trying a 21 sugar detox is a great way to commit to not having sugar and processed foods and it will reprogram your body.

Get your 90 essential  nutrients

Whether you’re following a healthy diet or going on a diet, the best way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need to keep your body healthy is with the Healthy Body Start Pak™.  Even individuals who follow healthy diets may not be getting the 90 essential nutrients needed for optimal health due to modern agricultural practices that strip plants from nutrients.  If you’re starting a new, healthy diet, consuming the 90 essential nutrients will support a variety of systems in your body that will help you through your lifestyle changes.  With the Healthy Body Start Pak™ 2.0 with BTT 2.0 Tablets you can easily take the 90 essential nutrients anytime, anywhere to help you follow healthy diet.

Remember to follow a healthy diet for an overall healthy lifestyle. Prevention is the key!


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If you've been searching online for a diet to slim down, chances are that you've become aware of the keto diet plan.

A high-fat, low-carb consuming strategy created to get your body to go into ketosis.

A state where your body doesn't have enough carbohydrates for your cells to use for energy so instead, it uses fat.

Simply put, it gets your body to burn kept fat.

Benefits of Being in Ketosis

Weight Loss - Most people lose between .75-1.25 pounds per day of fat while in ketosis without loss of muscle mass

Mental Clarity and Focus

Clean energy throughout the day and elimination of "brain fog"

Reduction in joint pain and aches - Due to reduction in inflammation in the body

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Getting to the state of ketosis isn't so simple and needs some dietary restrictions.

It needs a decrease in carb consumption to 5-10% of your calories.

This in contrast to an increased fat consumption of 60-75% of your calories. Protein is moderate at 15-30%.

The good news is if you like bacon, cheese, full-fat creamers, the keto diet is your perfect diet for you.

So how do you begin a keto diet plan? More importantly, is it healthy?

What Is A Keto Diet?

The keto diet plan is a high-fat, low-carb meal plan that forces your body to enter into a metabolic state called ketosis.

Ketosis is a typical metabolic state when the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates.

This is the objective of everyone who follows a Keto or ketogenic diet plan meal plan.

The body burns fat as fuel rather of glucose, the preferred energy source for the body cells.

In this process, the body produces ketones in the liver out of fat that can be utilized to fuel the brain.

Making ketones and depleting blood glucose and insulin brings more advantages.

It consists of all from weight loss, blood sugar control, and prevention of dementia.

More on these benefits later on.

The Potential Health Benefits of a Keto Diet

There are numerous health advantages related to following a Keto meal plan.

Some individuals pick this diet plan for weight-loss factors while others do it for better health.

This consists of people with diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson's and heart problem (1 ).

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome likewise see outcomes from going Keto (2 ).

The factor for Keto being so beneficial is due to the fact that blood sugar and insulin levels go down on Keto. Production of Ketones likewise contributes and brings its own set of benefits.

Ketone production improves brain health.

This is due to the fact that ketones don't cause cell death or create plaque build-up in the brain. They also do not cause inflammation (3 ).

To include, they improve mitochondrial health and function (4 ).

This is where the Keto diet and epilepsy and seizure treatment has a tie-in.

The ketogenic diet plan was first established in the 1920s to treat epilepsy. Mayo Clinic medical professionals observed seizures were less regular in some epilepsy patients (5 ).

They discovered commonality in the exhaustion of blood sugar.

To impose this metabolic state, they created a particular and limiting diet plan menu. It was designed to starve the body off of glucose to reduce the blood sugar level.

Ever since, the Keto diet plan has actually been a successful service to prevent seizures.

With a Ketogenic diet, those with epilepsy enjoy a 90% decrease in seizure frequency.

Different Types of Keto Diets
For the many part, when individuals discuss a keto diet plan, they refer to the basic one. But there are several other types of keto diets.

Here's a list of other popular keto diet plans.

Just select the one that best fits your objective and way of life.

Standard ketogenic diet plan (SKD): This is the most normal and standard keto diet. It follows the standard keto macro ratio of 75% fat, 20% protein and just 5% carbohydrates.

It's high in fats, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. This macro ratio is to be followed every day to remain in ketosis.

Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This keto diet plan works on a cyclical basis. You'll be in and out of ketosis by rotating low-carb days and non-keto days. The common schedule goes 5 ketogenic diet days followed by 2 high-carb days.

The factor behind this keto diet is continuous deficiency of carbohydrates can cause signs. They include however not restricted to dry eyes, fatigue, dry sinuses, and thyroid problems. By having a couple of days of high-carb days, you can supplement the body with glucose that can clear them.

Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD): TKD is popular among those who workout at a high intensity. It's due to the fact that it accommodates your nutritional needs around workouts. This is an area that's not properly looked into.

However, TKD dieters believe pre-workout carbohydrate meal can improve their workout efficiency.

High-protein ketogenic diet: This resembles SKD except for the protein intake. Compared to SKD's macro ratio of 75% fat, 20% protein, and only 5% carbohydrates, HKD eats protein approximately 35%. This lowers the fat consumption to 60%, the most affordable series of the keto macro ratio.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition testifies to consuming a high-protein and low-carb.

It reports it can curve cravings and reduce food intake.

While these variations exist, SKD stays the a lot of followed and common. The majority of research done on a keto diet plan is also on the basic keto diet.

If you are a keto newbie, it's suggested that you start with the standard keto meal plan and change as needed.

Keto diet plan is certainly not one-size fits all. There are numerous types to fit and accommodate different lifestyles and nutritional requirements. For many novices, the basic variation provides a good beginning place. SKD is likewise the most researched and you find most resources on its diet plan.

How Keto Diets Work

Getting the macros right is the essential to reaching ketosis.

Macros short for macronutrients represent 3 pillar nutrients.

They are a crucial part of a keto diet more so than any other diet plan.

This is because keto diet plans rely on those food balance to bring the body to ketosis. Too high in carbs prevent reaching ketosis just as much as too expensive in protein or too low in fats.

The balance between the 3 macros construct the keto body and determines the diet success.

So what are macros and what comprises every one?

In basic terms, macronutrients are nutrients the body is operated on. They supply what your body requires to work.

While there are more macros than those 3, keto diet plans utilize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to rule the diet.

How Long Does it Take to Get Into Ketosis?

The time it takes to get in ketosis varies from person to individual.

It takes 2-- 4 days if you eat 20-- 50 grams of carbs daily. However, some people may find it takes a week or longer to reach this state.

Some aspects that can impact for how long it takes to go into ketosis include your common everyday carb intake, your daily fat and protein intake, workout, your age, and your metabolism.

For instance, individuals who typically consume a high-carb diet prior to beginning a keto diet plan may take longer to get in ketosis than those who generally consume a low-to-moderate carb diet plan. This is due to the fact that your body requires to diminish its glycogen shops prior to entering ketosis.

Keto Macros Basic:

Fats: 60-75 % of your overall calories. Fat sources consist of however not limited to coconut oils, avocado oils, animal fats, dairy, and nuts.

Proteins: 15-30% of your overall calories. Protein sources include fish, shellfish, meats, poultry, and plant-based proteins such as hemp. Some dairy provides a decent quantity of protein.

Carbs: 5-10% of your overall calories. To preserve this low level of carbohydrates, it pays to stick to low-glycemic, low-sugar carbohydrates. Those include leafy greens, mushrooms, berries, avocado, and high-fiber low-sugar choices.

It's a far limiting method of consuming and many who start keto for the very first time might need a week or more to get utilized to.

But by keeping your diet within the macro parts, you will after 3-5 days drive your body to the state of ketosis. It's a reaching indicate intend for any keto dieters.

Considering that you require to be much more accurate about your meals on a keto diet plan, the very first thing to do is to determine your macros.

While you can do the math yourself to find your macro parts in grams, I recommend utilizing a keto calculator. It's far easier and faster to get your numbers.

What you require to determine your macros utilizing the calculator is your weight, height, gender, and age.

You likewise need to choose just how much carbs you want to start with. A typical range is 20-50 grams a day, so get in a number that best fits you.

If you are seeking to lose weight on a keto diet plan, the calculator can take that into an account. Based on your objective weight and your activity level, it computes how much of each macro you require daily.

After inputting all your personal information along with your weight goal, it shows your macros in grams.

In other words, it'll inform you exactly the number of grams of each macro you require to consume each day to reach ketosis.

For instance, the calculator may tell you to consume 25 grams of carbs, 78 grams of protein, and 158 grams of fat.

On a keto diet, your macro ratio takes more significance than any other diet plans. With the ideal combination and balance of your macro consumption, you can induce your body to get to ketosis.

You will only be in Ketosis when your body starts to burn fat for fuel rather than glucose.

How do you know you are in Ketosis?

Keto beginners need to start with a urine-testing strip, the most common and cost effective option that determines acetoacetate in pee.

Worldwide integrative nutrition health coach and keto specialist Karissa Long explains that your body produces an excess quantity of ketones when it stops utilizing glucose, or carbohydrates, as energy. "These excess ketones are gotten rid of from the body via urine," she states.

As a bonus, this approach is simple: pee on the strip, wait on about 15-20 seconds, and the outcomes will amazingly appear.

"The darker the result the more ketones that are in the urine," Manning describes. There are normally standards on the plan that discuss how to utilize these strips, which can be purchased at almost any drug shop.

After a while, your body ends up being keto adaptive and fewer ketones are excreted in your urine, says Long. This indicates that you might remain in ketosis however reveal low levels of urine ketones. Nevertheless, a blood test would properly expose high blood ketones, so urine strips can be really deceiving, she states.

How To Start A Keto Diet

Now you understand your macro portions and get the extremely basics of a ketogenic diet, it's time to start!

So, where to begin?

The start can be frightening, however it does not have to be.

To help you get going on consuming keto with a breeze, we developed an action by step guide on how to begin on a keto diet.

It's made for absolute beginners, so if you are starting brand-new, you remain in the ideal location!

Prior to You Start:

So your pre-starting step is to seek advice from your healthcare specialist.

As a matter of fact, before you begin any diet, get a clearance from your healthcare specialist.

When you get clear to start the ketogenic diet plan, it is time for your Step 1.

Step 1: Plan Ahead

Preparation ahead is the very best route for a ketogenic diet plan success. It's because if you are not cautious, it's easy to wander off from the course to ketosis.

That's why getting your keto macros best and selecting out your food ahead of time is essential.

If you have not currently, use the Keto Calculator to find your keto macro portions.

Once you have keto macro ratios, you know how numerous grams of fats, protein, and carbs to consume, you can begin food preparation.

Let's start with snacks.

Since a keto diet is so filling, you might not be snacking rather as much. Nevertheless, you'll desire a few things to nibble on.

So what are some excellent ideas for keto snacks?

How about pork rinds?

These high-fat treats are a fantastic alternative to potato chips. And don't forget guacamole. It's made from avocados, which are excellent sources of healthy fat.

Nut butter is another great option, but keep in mind to buy brand names without added sugar.

Cheese, hard-boiled eggs, pumpkin seeds … the list goes on. Generally, you need to choose snacks that are high in fat or protein.

So what should you drink when you're on a keto diet plan?

The best response is most likely the easiest one.

Water is always the perfect option for any diet, include keto.

Coffee is fine, however always make sure to utilize a great deal of heavy cream. Remember, you're attempting to increase your fat consumption. Try keto coffee or bulletproof coffee.

Other keto beverages include:

Bone broth, black tea, coconut milk full-fat, green tea, herbal tea, infused fruits water are good too.

Maybe you like healthy smoothies? If that's the case, you must use nut milk as a base. Also, consider adding things like spinach and egg yolk. High-fat yogurt can enter into the mixer also, like an avocado.

Eating Real Food While on the Keto Diet

Absolutely think about seafood. Salmon is an outstanding choice. It's packed with nutrients and contains essentially no carbs. It consists of a great deal of fat also, as does mackerel and sardines. In addition, you're getting an excellent dosage of omega-3.

Vegetables are important, however you need to select low-carb alternatives.

Starchy veggies like potatoes and yams contain a lot of carbs. Cauliflower and zucchini are exceptional choices. Even much better, they can be prepared in many various ways, so you never ever get bored of them.

Cheese is something you're certainly going to want to fill up on. It's low in carbohydrates and high in fat, that makes it a best choice.

Meat is also an apparent option. This type of food contains essentially no carbs, and it's a terrific source of protein. The finest choice is grass-fed meat due to the fact that it's greater in omega-3 fats.

If you're going to cook with a specific type of oil, pick coconut oil. This oil seems custom-made for a keto diet plan. Coconut oil consists of MCTs, which can easily be transformed into ketones. Research studies have revealed that coconut oil works wonders for the brain. It can also help in reducing stomach fat. Olive oil is another fantastic choice. Butter is clearly another option, as it's very high in fat.

There are a lot more choices out there for keto friendly foods, however we've covered the essentials.

Building your keto food list:

Oils: avocado oil, MCT oil, coconut oil, olive oil, Brain Octane Oil, fish oil, and macadamia oil. If you are a vegetarian, pull out fish oil and use krill oil.

Fats: cacao butter, lard, grass-fed butter, chicken fat, and ghee.

Others: mayonnaise, egg yolk, fatty fish, coconut meats, and avocado

Nuts: almonds, brazil nuts, coconut, macadamia nuts, pecans, and walnuts

Seeds: chia seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, hemp, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds

Dairy: yogurt, heavy cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and cheese

Carbohydrates while on Keto

Veggies: alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, celery, cucumbers, leafy greens, radish, spinach, and zucchini. Bitter greens including collard greens, kale, Swiss chards, spinach, and arugula

Leafy greens consisting of lettuce, Romain, micro greens, and iceberg

Fruits: raspberries, blackberries, avocado, and olives

Proteins while on Keto

Meats: dark meats, pastured eggs, organ meats, pork, whey protein

Fish: wild captured fish shellfish

Poultry: chicken and turkey

Eat in Moderation:
Veggies: artichoke, onion, beetroot, carrot, tomatoes, green beans, jicama, and winter squash. Starchy carbs are to be avoided or eaten in moderation.

Fats: grain-fed butter/ghee

Foods To Avoid on Keto

Sadly, you'll likewise need to avoid most grains.

This consists of rice, wheat, and oats.

They're just too expensive in carbohydrates. Kidney beans and chickpeas likewise consist of unexpected quantities of carbohydrates.

The very same is true for lots of other beans. Aside from berries, you're going to need to state bye-bye to the majority of fruits. They likewise include a great deal of carbohydrates and sugar.

And last but not least, stay away from sugars. This includes maple syrup and honey.

A Sample Keto Plan

Step 2: Start Your First Week
Here's what a couple of days will appear like if you're on the keto diet:

Day 1:
Breakfast: mushroom omelet
Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad
Dinner: bison steak with broccoli
Snacks: Walnuts, pistachios, low-carb keto healthy smoothie

Day 2:
Breakfast: Full-fat yogurt with keto granola
Lunch: Grass-fed bison burger
Supper: Choose a roast chicken with cream sauce
Treat: Avocado pesto keto toast

Day3:
Breakfast: Butter fried eggs, bacon
Lunch: Salmon, avocado spinach salad
Supper: Coconut chicken curry
Treat: 1 oz of dark chocolate and fat bombs
As you can see, consuming a ketogenic diet plan is not as an obstacle you may have thought.

But with any specialized diet, it's crucial to prepare ahead. It's excellent to have foods from each macronutrient groups.

Keto Flu

Understand that going keto can trigger major modifications in the body. You might even get something called the "Keto Flu." This is when people get sick and exhibit many of the signs of typical influenza.

These symptoms consist of vomiting, queasiness, diarrhea, and many others. Rest ensured, this will just last a few days.

You need to likewise understand that your breath might start to odor. This is a common side-effect of the keto diet plan. As you produce ketones, acetone is released from the body. This can trigger odors.

But there's likewise plenty of great modifications that will happen. When you lastly reach a state of ketosis, you'll get an incredible boost of energy!

Action 3: Fine Tune And Continue
The final step to a Keto diet is to make little adjustments here and there. You may discover that particular keto foods work much better than others.

The most essential thing is to keep trying brand-new keto foods. You'll begin to develop your own distinct diet plan as you go.

Remember, it's essential to listen to your body. You'll understand when you're eating a food that works wonders for your body.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, the keto diet plan now seems a bit less complicated.

It ought to be apparent that this diet is also extremely helpful. It doesn't matter whether you desire to reduce weight, increase your metabolism, or help alleviate nagging health issues.

A keto diet plan can be extremely practical for many individuals.

It may be hard at initially, but if you persevere you'll gain the rewards. And keep in mind, this isn't some insane theory.

Watch the video about Dr. Joel Wallach and the Youngevity Story.

The country's leading nutrition advisory panel has chosen to drop its caution about consuming cholesterol-laden food, a move that might undo virtually 40 years of government cautions about its consumption.

The group's finding that cholesterol in the diet requirement not be considered a "nutrient of issue" stands in contrast to the committee's findings five years earlier, the last time it assembled. During those procedures, as in previous years, the panel considered the issue of excess cholesterol in the American diet a public health concern.

The finding follows a development of thinking amongst many nutritional experts who now think that, for healthy adults, eating foods high in cholesterol may not significantly impact the level of cholesterol in the blood or enhance the danger of cardiovascular disease.

Eggs are among the couple of foods that I would categorize as "superfoods.".

They are packed with nutrients, a few of which are uncommon in the contemporary diet.

Here are 10 health benefits of eggs that have actually been validated in human studies.

1. Eggs Are Exceptionally Healthy.

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on earth.

A whole egg includes all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into an infant chicken.

A single big boiled egg contains (1):.

Vitamin A: 6 % of the RDA.
Folate: 5 % of the RDA.
Vitamin B5: 7 % of the RDA.
Vitamin B12: 9 % of the RDA.
Vitamin B2: 15 % of the RDA.
Phosphorus: 9 % of the RDA.
Selenium: 22 % of the RDA.

Eggs also include good portions of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.
This is having 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.

Eggs likewise consist of various other trace nutrients that are necessary for health.

Truly ... eggs are pretty much the ideal food, they include a little bit of almost every nutrient we require.

If you can get your hands on pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs, then these are even better. They have more Omega-3s and are much greater in Vitamin A and E (2, 3).

Bottom Line: Entire eggs are amongst the most healthy foods in the world, consisting of a bit of practically every nutrient we need. Omega-3 enriched and/or pastured eggs are even healthier.

2. Eggs Are High in Cholesterol, But They Do not Negatively Influence Blood Cholesterol.

It holds true that eggs are high in cholesterol.

In fact, a single egg includes 212 mg, which is over half of the advised daily intake of 300 mg.

However ... it is necessary to bear in mind that cholesterol in the diet doesn't always raise cholesterol in the blood (4, 5).

The liver in fact produces huge portions of cholesterol each and every single day. When we consume more eggs, the liver just produces less cholesterol rather, so it levels (6, 7).

The reaction to egg usage varies in between specific (8):.

In 70 % of individuals, eggs do not raise cholesterol at all.

In the other 30 % (termed "hyper responders"), eggs can slightly raise Overall and LDL cholesterol.

However, as I will detail later in the post, the circumstance is a bit more complex than that and these changes are really advantageous.

(Exceptions ... individuals with congenital diseases like familial hypercholesterolemia or a gene type called ApoE4 may want to decrease or avoid eggs.).

Bottom Line: Eggs are high in cholesterol, but consuming eggs does not have adverse effects on cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.

3. Eggs Raise HDL (The "Great") Cholesterol.

HDL means High Density Lipoprotein. It is typically referred to as the "good" cholesterol (9).

Individuals who have greater levels of HDL normally have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and numerous health issue (10, 11, 12, 13).

Consuming eggs is a terrific way to enhance HDL.

In one research, 2 eggs daily for 6 weeks enhanced HDL levels by 10 % (14, 15, 16).

Bottom Line: Egg usage regularly causes raised levels of HDL (the "great") cholesterol, which is connected to a decreased risk of many illness.

4. Eggs Contain Choline-- an Essential Nutrient That Most People Don't Get Enough of.

Choline is a nutrient that most people do not even understand exists.

Yet, it is an extremely crucial drug and is commonly organized with the B vitamins.

Choline is used to develop cell membranes and has a function in producing signalling molecules in the brain, along with various other functions (17).

Dietary studies have revealed that about 90 % of individuals in the United States are getting less than the advised quantity of choline (18).

Entire eggs are an excellent source of choline. A single egg includes more than 100 mg of this crucial nutrient.

Bottom Line: Eggs are among the very best dietary sources of choline, a nutrient that is exceptionally vital however most individuals aren't getting enough of.

5. Eggs Turn LDL Cholesterol From Little, Thick to Big, Linked to a Minimized Risk of Heart problem.

LDL cholesterol is typically known as the "bad" cholesterol.

It is well known that having high levels of LDL is linked to an increased risk of heart disease (19, 20).

However what lots of people don't understand is that there are subtypes of LDL that have to do with the size of the particles.

There are little, dense LDL particles and after that there are huge LDL particles.

Numerous studies have shown that people who have predominantly little, dense LDL particles have a greater threat of heart problem than individuals who have primarily large LDL particles (21, 22, 23).

Even if eggs tend to mildly raise LDL cholesterol in some people, research studies reveal that the particles alter from little, dense to huge LDL ... which is a good thing (24, 25).

Bottom Line: Egg usage appears to alter the pattern of LDL particles from small, dense LDL (bad) to huge LDL, which is linked to a reduced heart disease risk.

6. Eggs Contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Anti-oxidants That Have Major Advantages For Eye Health.

Among the consequences of aging is that eyesight tends to become worse.

There are a number of nutrients that assist neutralize some of the degenerative processes that can influence our eyes.

Two of these are called Lutein and Zeaxanthin, effective antioxidants that have the tendency to develop in the retina of the eye (26, 27).

Studies show that consuming adequate quantities of these nutrients can substantially lower the danger of cataracts and macular degeneration, 2 typical eye conditions (28, 29, 30).

Egg yolks really contain large amounts of both Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

In one controlled trial, consuming simply 1.3 egg yolks per day for 4.5 weeks increased blood levels of Lutein by 28-50 % and Zeaxanthin by 114-142 % (31).

Eggs are likewise high in Vitamin A, which deserves another mention here. Vitamin A deficiency is the most common reason for loss of sight in the world (32).

Bottom Line: The antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin are very important for eye health and can assist avoid macular degeneration and cataracts. Eggs are high in both of them.

7. In the Case of Omega-3 or Pastured Eggs, They Lower Triglycerides also.

Naturally, it does not just matter exactly what we eat ... it also matters what the foods that we consume, consumed.

Boy Holding a Chicken and Eggs.

In this regard, not all eggs are created equivalent. Their nutrient structure differs depending on how the hens were fed and raised.

Eggs from hens that are raised on pasture and/or fed Omega-3 enriched feeds tend to be much higher in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to lower blood levels of triglycerides, a well recognized risk element for cardiovascular disease (33, 34).

Researches reveal that taking in Omega-3 enriched eggs is an extremely reliable method to decrease triglycerides in the blood. In among the studies, simply 5 omega-3 enriched eggs weekly for 3 weeks decreased triglycerides by 16-18 % (35, 36).

Bottom Line: Omega-3 enriched and pastured eggs contain considerable portions of Omega-3 fats. Eating these kinds of eggs is an efficient way to reduce blood triglycerides.

8. Eggs Are High in Quality Protein, With All The Vital Amino Acids in The Right Ratios.

Proteins are the primary foundation of the human body.

They're utilized to make all sorts of tissues and molecules that serve both structural and functional purposes.

Getting enough protein in the diet plan is essential and researches reveal that presently recommended amounts might be too low.

Well ... eggs are an exceptional source of protein, with a single huge egg containing 6 grams.

Eggs contain all the important amino acids in the ideal ratios, so our bodies are well geared up making complete use of the protein in them.

Eating appropriate protein can aid with weight loss, boost muscle mass, lower high blood pressure and optimize bone health ... to name a few (37, 38, 39, 40).

Bottom Line: Eggs are fairly high in quality animal protein and consist of all the essential amino acids that humans need.

9. Eggs do NOT Raise Your Risk of Heart problem and May Reduce The Threat of Stroke.

For many years, eggs have been unfairly demonized.

It has actually been claimed that because of the cholesterol in them, they need to be bad for the heart.

Numerous studies released recently have actually analyzed the relationship in between egg usage and the danger of heart problem.

In one review of 17 studies with a total of 263,938 participants, no association was found between egg usage and cardiovascular disease or stroke (41).

Many other research studies have caused the same conclusion (42, 43).

Nevertheless ... some research studies have discovered that people with diabetes who eat eggs have actually an increased threat of cardiovascular disease (44).

Whether the eggs are really causing the increased danger isn't really understood, because these kinds of researches can only show statistical association. They can not show that eggs caused anything.

It is possible that diabetics who consume eggs are less health conscious, on average.

On a low-carb diet, which is without a doubt the very best diet plan for diabetics, eating eggs results in enhancements in danger aspects for heart disease (45, 46).

Bottom Line: Many researches have actually taken a look at egg usage and the risk of heart disease and discovered no association. However, some researches have actually found an enhanced risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

10. Eggs Are Highly Satisfying and Tend to Make You Consume Fewer Calories, Assisting You to Lose Weight.

Eggs are exceptionally satisfying.

They are a high protein food ... however protein is by far the most satisfying macronutrient (47).

Eggs score high on a scale called the Satiety Index, which determines the capability of foods to cause sensations of fullness and minimize subsequent calorie intake (48).

In one research of 30 overweight women, consuming eggs instead of bagels for breakfast increased feelings of fullness and made them automatically eat fewer calories for the next 36 hours (49).

In another research study, replacing a bagel breakfast with an egg breakfast triggered considerable weight reduction over a period of 8 weeks (50).

Take Home Message.

The research studies plainly show that eating up to 3 entire eggs daily is completely safe.

There is no proof that exceeding that is hazardous, it is simply "uncharted territory" as it hasn't been studied.

I personally consume about 3-6 whole eggs daily and my health has never been much better.

Truly ... eggs are pretty much nature's best food.

On top of everything else, they are likewise low-cost, easy to prepare, go with virtually any food and taste outstanding.

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Gelatin and collagen were plentiful in our ancestral diet, however fairly scarce in the modern diet plan....

This scarcity a major problem.

Here's an explanation of what gelatin and collagen are, the difference between them, and why they're essential, plus simple methods to get more of them in your own diet plan.

Spoiler...
Get Your Gelatin and Collagen the Easy Way...

Gelatin and Collagen: Missing Pieces in the Modern Diet

The story of gelatin in fact starts with a protein called collagen. Collagen is the most essential protein in connective tissue, skin, and bones; you really have more collagen in your body than any other kind of protein. Destruction or absence of collagen can trigger issues from skin wrinkles to osteoporosis.

In food, collagen is discovered mostly in the "odd bits" and harder cuts of beef that contain a great deal of connective tissue. You may acknowledge these as the parts of the animals that our ancestors consumed, but we generally throw them away today.

Gelatin comes into this since people seldom consume skin and tendons raw; they cook them. Heating the collagen during cooking transforms it into gelatin. Gelatin is the prepared form of collagen-- it's the form of it we can consume to gain the advantageous amino acids in the collagen without having to sit down to a lovely plate of raw tendons for dinner.

So far, so easy, however there's another distinction to make. Cooking collagen-rich foods extracts gelatin, but more extensive processing can also develop a somewhat different compound called collagen hydrolysate.

Collagen Hydrolysate vs. Gelatin

Collagen hydrolysate (which is the very same thing as hydrolyzed collagen) is not exactly the same thing as gelatin. In the hydrolyzed type, the collagen is processed more intensively, which separates the proteins into smaller pieces. They both have the exact same amino acids, but differing chemical properties.

The benefits of collagen are mainly from the amino acids, and you break down both gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen into the same amino acids in your digestion system anyway, so in regards to health benefits, hydrolyzed collagen and gelatin are comparable. But on the other hand, some individuals with might find the hydrosylate much easier to digest, and they do have culinary differences in regards to how you'll use them.

Science of Health Benefits of Collagen and Gelatin -

Enhancing Antioxidant Capacity

Hydrolized collagen (CH) has effecient antioxidant activity as demonstrated by in vitro assays [10,11]. CH intake also increases the activities of antioxidant enzymes in body, including SOD, GSH-Px and CAT [3,12]. Nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant response element (ARE) pathway plays a central role in regulating antioxidant enzymes. Therefore, we speculate that CH exerts its antioxidant effect in a direct and/or indirect manner. More work is needed to investigate the effect of CH on Nrf2-ARE signaling.

Anti aging effect

Anti aging effect of CH has been widely investigated in several animal models, including photo aged model, chronologically aged model and acetone-induced dry skin model [3,12-15]. General beneficial effects, including increasing skin hydration, decreasing the formation of deep wrinkles and improving skin elasticity, are also observed in clinical trials after taking 10g of CH once a day for more than 6 weeks [16]. It should be noted that anti aging effect of CH is more obvious on women aged more than 30 years. Mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects may be involved in the dual effects of CH on skin collagen synthesis and degradation, as previous study reported [13].

Bone and Joint Health

Anti osteoporotic and anti osteoarthritis effects of CH have been reviewed by Daneault et al. [17] and Porfírio et al. [18]. Daily doses equivalent to 12g of CH significantly promotes an improvement in the symptoms of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis [18]. Combined CH with other nutritional ingredients has received much interest. It has been reported that combined oral administration of CH with calcium and vitamin D has better effects on bone health than alone administration of CH or calcium and vitamin D [19-21]. Future studies are needed to determine the optimal form and optimal dose of CH.

Enhancing wound healing

Oral administration of marine CH is reported to enhance cutaneous wound healing and angiogenesis in rats [22-23]. In addition to elevated VEGF and FGF-2 expression, the effect of CH on fibroblast may be one of the mechanisms underlying enhanced wound healing, as previous study reported that Pro-Hyp, a collagen-derived dipeptide, exerts a chemotactic action on fibroblast and stimulates fibroblast proliferation [8].

Anti-inflammatory effect

Glycine is one of the major structural units of collagen, accounting for one-third of the amino acids. CH has the ability to reduce inflammatory responses [24,25]. This effect may be constituted by inhibiting the production of pro-inflammatory cytokine via glycine-gated chloride channels (GlyR).

Antitumor effect

Liang et al. reported CH intake inhibited spontaneous tumor incidence and increase life spanin sprague-dawley (SD) rats [26]. Our previous study found that CH intake inhibited platelet.

Collagen is necessary for skin and bone health-- supplements are sold for whatever from wrinkles to osteoporosis. As well as supplying the crucial amino acids for collagen shops in your body, gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen likewise have gut-healing advantages that may be even more important from a health point of view.

Again, it's important to point out that due to the fact that the majority of the health advantages of collagen/gelatin come from the amino acids, it's likely that for most people, the benefits will be the very same whether you're getting hydrolyzed collagen or gelatin.

There's some evidence that hydrolyzed collagen supplements improve arthritis pain and normally benefit bone and joint health.

Gelatin may assist stabilize gut hormonal agents in individuals with weight problems.

Gelatin and collagen are both also fantastic for your gut-- they help heal digestive tract permeability ("dripping gut") and bring back the regular mucosal layer in the gut.

Gelatin particularly likewise has some fantastic cooking uses-- do not discount the benefits of making healthy food tastier. For something, gelatin makes your pan sauces remarkable.

The food science nerds at Serious Eats have taken this one on: the reason why standard stock makes a better pan sauce than broth in a can is that the conventional variation has more gelatin. Sure, you could doctor up your store-bought broth with extra gelatin powder to re-create the impact, however why would you do that when you could just utilize the genuine thing?

How to Get More Gelatin and Collagen in Your Life

Spoiler...

No one eats raw collagen-- in theory you could, but you 'd have to sit around gnawing on raw animal tendons and bones. However you can include more gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen to your diet rather easily.

For the Traditionalists: Gelatin from Animal Foods

Homemade bone broth is a cost effective and delicious source of gelatin.

You can't get hydrolyzed collagen from home cooking unless your cooking area includes an entire chemistry laboratory. However considering that they're most likely equivalent for most people, getting more gelatin is most likely to give you the same outcomes. Here's how to get it:

Bone broth is the primary, and easy to get gelatin source. If it becomes chicken or beef Jell-O when you stick it in the fridge, then you understand it's full of gelatin (here are some tips for making that occur). Drink it plain or use it in soups.

Roasts with great deals of connective tissue (think chuck roast and comparable cuts) will also produce meat and broth loaded with gelatin if you prepare them slowly in a crock pot, thanks to the breakdown of collagen in the meat.

Non-Traditional but Tasty

If you're not insistent about getting your gelatin directly from the source, hydrolyzed collagen and gelatin powder are available at almost all supermarket (generally in the baking aisle, beside the Jell-O or with the pie filling). Purified protein-in-a-can will not have any of the other great things you receive from meat and broth, but it's definitely convenient and you can do all examples with it …

Gelatin: make your own gummy candies, puddings, or gelatin desserts.
Gelatin: add it to sauces and soups to thicken them.
Collagen: stir it into your coffee or tea, or perhaps just a glass of water. Theoretically, you can do this with gelatin too, however most people discover the texture of coffee + gelatin to be extremely off-putting.

Alternative: add to shakes. Some individuals like the gelatin texture in shakes; other individuals would rather just supplement with collagen.

Summing it Up

There's an old piece of advice to "consume what ails you"-- whatever part of your body is offering you difficulty, eat that part of the animal and you'll feel much better.

It does not operate in every case, and it's not a terribly sound clinical principle, however in the case of gelatin and collagen, it basically holds true: consuming gelatin derived from the skin and bones of animals can help your own skin and bone health.

Gelatin and collagen also have outstanding gut-healing advantages, and they're very simple to get into your diet. Get more gelatin from bone broth or slow-cooked roasts, or just take a faster way and purchase them in pure form to contribute to whatever you like. It's not difficult at all, and it's another way to get a little extra gelatin and collagen in your diet.

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This one sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history: ” You get all the nutrition you need from the four food groups.”  – Dr. Wallach

“The root of all disease is directly related to a lack of minerals” – Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Winner)

“The human body needs at least 60 (plant) minerals to maintain a disease and ailment free state” and “Vitamins are basically useless in the absence of minerals” – Dr. Gary Price-Todd

“We should be eating plant based minerals” – Dr. Carolyn Dean MD. ND.

Youngevity Mine Tour - Minerals are the secret

You need to give your body all the raw materials it needs to keep and renew itself in order to live a healthy life.

The raw materials so essential to your health and wellness can be hard to find. Centuries of mining, farming, and acid rainfall have actually eroded life nurturing minerals from our dirt.

Ask yourself these simple questions as we continue to reveal the secrets of minerals.

How many people are diagnosed by a health professional without their mineral levels ever being examined?

Why are many medications unable to solve patient conditions?

Many people are reporting great results from consuming plant derived minerals. Why is this the case?

Lack of needed minerals starves the cells and leads to health problems.

THERE IS NOT ONE ENZYMATIC PROCESS INSIDE OF THE BODY THAT DOES NOT DEMAND A MINERAL

DEFICIENCY CREATES DISEASE, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. MINERALS ARE NECESSARY FOR
VIRTUALLY EACH AND EVERY SINGLE METABOLIC PROCEDURE THAT HAPPENS IN THE HUMAN BODY

Nature did not mean for you to eat soil, rocks or clay, have you tried it? Well if you purchase mineral supplements or food fortified with minerals 9 times of 10 you will certainly be doing just that …

These metallic based minerals are not easily absorbed by the body, and can even become toxic if their levels become too high.

Plants, on the other hand, are made to absorb and use the metallic minerals, NOT YOU!

This is how the cycle should work -

  • The plant digests the metal minerals from the soil.
  • The plant includes a hydrogen atom and entirely transforms the molecular structure of the metallic minerals.
    (The metal minerals are transformed into 'food state' minerals).
  • The human or animal eats the plants having 'Plant Derived Minerals'.
  • The human or pet can absorb virtually 100% of the plant obtained minerals that all the cells in the body need for them to function appropriately.

Plant Derived Minerals move about in our bodies with our blood, and we store these minerals in our cells.

Plant derived minerals are more easily absorbed.

The smaller dimension of Plant Derived Minerals is optimal. The minerals are more easily absorbed because they can travel to the cells more readily. It's for this reason that you can take in nearly 100% of them, making them superior for nutrition.

On the other hand, metallic minerals are HUGE compared to Plant Derived Minerals. This in turn, limits their absorption rate.

Plant Derived Minerals have a tiny particle size. To give you a comparison: a red cell is 7 microns. A Plant Derived Mineral fragment is 0.01 micron (or much less): that is 1/7000th the dimension of a red blood cell.

Minerals derived from plants contain a negative charge.

Those inorganic metal minerals containing rocks & clays, have an electromagnetic charge that is positive.

The minerals from organic sources, containing plant derived minerals, have an electromagnetic charge that is negative. This also effects absorption greatly and is another reason the plant derived mineral types are better for the body.

It is plants and their one-of-a-kind chemistry that are responsible for the conversion of a mineral's electro-magnetic charge from positive-- discovered in rocks as well as clays, to negative.

Due to chemical procedures in the plant during photosynthesis which involve chlorophyll, the positive electromagnetic charges on the minerals are altered to negative.

Elemental (metallic) minerals, that are not plant derived or positively ionized can not be absorbed appropriately, they can collect in joints as well as tissues triggering toxicity and discomfort.

Scientists have known for several years that everyone requires at least 90 nutrients to keep optimal health. These nutrients consist of 17 vitamins, 59 minerals, 12 amino acids and 3 important fatty acids. Whilst nature has actually offered us with all these nutrients to allow us to live a long and healthy life, unfortunately the processing of foods and the exhaustion of nutrients in our soils are some of the greatest reasons for nutrient deficiencies within our bodies. Thankfully, scientists have actually found that Fulvic Acid, a component discovered in soil, makes nutrients more available from the food we consume and hence fixes shortages rapidly and securely.

What is Fulvic Acid?

Fulvic Acid is the component discovered in humus, the highly nutritious layer of the earth. Partly disintegrated matter is the basis of humus and peat. It is this highly healthy layer that feeds plants and makes sure that they grow strong and healthy. Fulvic Acid is created in incredibly percentages by millions of beneficial microorganisms that deal with the rotting plant matter. It integrates with a variety of minerals to create a complex molecular substance. Fulvic Acid works to trigger the nutrients within soil so that they can be made use of by the cells of plants. It is typically called 'nature's wonder molecule' and for great reason. Unfortunately, contemporary farming practices have damaged our soils, leaving them devoid of minerals and have therefore interrupted the expansion of this miracle particle in the soil, and for that reason in vegetation and animals-- in effect within our food.

Like its action in soil, Fulvic Acid functions as a necessary automobile that brings vitamins and nutrients to the ideal location in our bodies. Fulvic Acid is so powerful that one single Fulvic Acid particle can carrying 65 or more minerals and trace elements directly into our cells. This is just one of its homes that supplies Fulvic Acid with the ability to have a remarkable influence on all types of illness and issues.

What are the benefits of Fulvic Acid?

For some years, Fulvic Acid has gone unnoticed as a prospective supplement. Recent research study though has actually revealed a variety of prospective benefits, which I am going to outline listed below.

Fulvic Acid is described a Super Cell Conductor-- it has the vital capability of realising the potential of all nutrients we consume. When minerals and micronutrient from food entered into contact with Fulvic Acid, they are dissolved into a form that makes them more active and more offered to the body. These minerals fuse with Fulvic Acid and since of its little molecular size, it has the ability to take these nutrients directly to all the cells of our bodies. Furthermore, Fulvic Acid makes the cells more permeable and responsive to these nutrients. Basically, Fulvic Acid sets in motion food to become our medicine.

A mineral-rich tide streams constantly through all parts of the body in the kind of water, the universal solvent that nurtures as well as brings waste away. Our DNA within cells get directions through angstrom sized (1/1000 micron) bio-available minerals. These small minerals are pulled through the cell walls by hydrogen present in water. Most mineral supplements are larger than this size and although they can be transferred in the bloodstream, they can not be accessed by the cells. It is Fulvic Acid that brings these minerals into the cells and additionally makes the cells more permeable enabling these minerals to permeate into the cells where they are used for a multitude of procedures. Minerals are extremely essential. Dr Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes mentioned:

" You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every condition, eventually to a mineral deficiency".

In addition to enhancing the absorption of vitamins and minerals in our body, Fulvic Acid functions as a catalyst. A catalyst is a compound that assists in a chain reaction. There are literally thousands of chain reactions that occur every minute in our bodies including enzyme production, the motion of nutrients in and out of our cells, food digestion, and so forth. In the vast bulk of cases, these reactions could simply not occur at normal body temperature level or would take a long period of time. Fulvic Acid acts like a driver in these reactions helping with all these procedures quickly and efficiently.

Fulvic Acid is a natural, effective anti-oxidant and helps to neutralise totally free radicals. Free radicals are harmful, extremely reactive compounds that trigger the destruction of soft tissues, encouraging cell mutations, changing genes, disrupting chemical and hormonal reactions within our bodies, damaging the optimum function of our glands and hence making us more prone to disease. This is one of the most commonly acceptable theories of ageing and disease.

When we ingest food, our digestive system, when working at optimal capacity, releases enzymes which work to break down food efficiently in order to release nutrients from food. Without these enzymes, food would not be broken down, stagnate in the stomach and gut, which would ultimately result in toxin build-up and eventual death. Fulvic Acid triggers these digestion enzymes, which are the vital force of our bodies.

We are all conscious of cleaning our bodies externally and yet couple of focus on internal cleansing. Fulvic Acid is highly effective at neutralising and cleansing hazardous contaminants and toxins consisting of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. Fulvic Acid bonds with these heavy metals, a procedure called 'chelation', and then converts them into non-active compounds, which can be eliminated through regular excretory processes.

Fulvic Acid is reported to increase oxygenation of all the soft tissues within our bodies. Oxygenating the cells is crucial due to the fact that it enhances energy production and counters many concerns. In 1931, the Nobel Reward Winner for physiology and medicine, Dr Otto Warburg established that oxygen deprivation was a significant reason for cell mutation. Taking Fulvic Acid will assist increase oxygenation of our cells and hopefully safeguard the hereditary product within our cells.

Iron deficiency, the second most prevalent deficiency worldwide, has been shown to be attended to quickly with the use of Fulvic Acid. Sadly, iron is also among the hardest minerals to metabolise putting a fantastic problem on the liver and yet many people take synthetic iron supplements without considering this. Fulvic Acid primes the iron within our food so that it is easily utilized by the body and for this reason remedies deficiencies quickly and safely. This very same action assists to appropriate various mineral shortages including magnesium which plays a key function in over 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies.

Fulvic Acid is thought about to be among the safest and most potent anti-viral substances offered today. A generally accepted benefit of Fulvic Acid is that it can be utilized indefinitely for long periods of time without creating resistance. The implication of utilizing Fulvic Acid for viral infections goes well beyond merely using it for colds and influenza.

When used externally, Fulvic Acid can be used to treat abrasions, open cuts, injuries, leg ulcers, insect bites and various other skin problems. Professional athlete's foot can be avoided as Fulvic Acid displays powerful fungicidal residential or commercial properties and it can likewise be used to treat fungal toenails which are very challenging to remove utilizing traditional drugs.

There are many reports on the positive advantages of Fulvic acid on the cardiovascular system with lots of reporting control of raised blood pressure within a couple of weeks of using Fulvic Acid.

I could continue with various other reported benefits such as decreases in the inflammatory enzymes produced by the liver, improved resistance and restoring electrolyte balance in the body being just some of the other advantages of using Fulvic Acid. When the body's cells are sufficiently nourished, and free from toxic substances and free radicals, they have the ability to regenerate effectively and are likewise able to cleanse and fix rapidly. Individuals taking Fulvic Acid have reported greater sensations of vigor, improved energy, a more powerful body immune system and a higher tolerance to stress. The effects of Fulvic Acid are absolutely nothing short of fascinating. Other benefits found within the research study include boosted hair density and nail strength.

Fulvic Acid will assist the body to heal, restore, and restore

No Junk Food

Below are recommendations from Dr. Joel Wallach and Dr. Peter Glidden that everybody must ELIMINATE from their diet.

TOP 10 BAD FOODS:

  1. Wheat
  2. Barley
  3. Rye
  4. Oats, Oatmeal – even if it says that it’s gluten free.
  5. Fried Food – nothing fried! You should boil, broil or bake and never more than medium rare.
  6. Oils – Yes, this includes Olive Oil! NO canola, NO coconut, etc… If it has OIL in the name don’t use it. This also includes anything made from oil, like salad dressing. Dr. Wallach recommends using salt and lemon juice as a salad dressing. No margarine or combo spreads. No mayonnaise. Nothing made from oils.
  7. No burned fats – If you grill your food, try to have something between the food and the fire (like aluminium foil) so the juice doesn’t drip onto the flame and deposit dangerous things on the meat.
  8. Any nitrates added to meat – (ie: deli meats) tell your butcher NO NITRATES or NITRITES!
  9. No carbonated drinks of any kind within one hour before, during or one hour after meals.
  10. Skin of a baked potato (or yam, or sweet potato). If you boil a potato, you can eat the skins.

As a bonus, here are the foods that are GOOD for you, as recommended by Dr. Joel Wallach and Dr. Peter Glidden:

  • Eggs
    • TO COOK EGGS YOU MAY:
    • Poach; This is his number one choice because the water never reaches a temperature greater than 212 degrees.
    • Scramble with butter over very low heat and only until they are just setting up. If you can hear them cooking it’s too hot.
    • Soft boil with the yolk still runny. Some call them “2 minute eggs”
    • Raw Eggs are good BUT you must increase your Biotin. This can be done by taking the Hair, Skin & Nails capsules.
  • Salt
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Beef—rare/medium rare
  • Veggies
  • Fruit
  • Mixed, Salted Nuts—no peanuts
  • Nut Butters—no extra sugar
  • Rice
  • Millet
  • Pure Buckwheat (Isn’t wheat).
  • Beans
  • Couscous (made from pearl millet only).
  • Quinoa
  • Corn (GMO Free)
  • Coffee, Tea, Green tea, Red wine.
  • 4-8, 8oz glasses of filtered water each day. Avoid soft plastic bottles.
  • Lard (yes, lard!)

Any carbohydrate (except oatmeal) that is “Gluten Free” is OK.

Coffee is progressively gaining researchers' approval. Research continues to suggest that the drink could have some beneficial impacts on health.

In the latest analysis, published in the BMJ, scientists checked  220 research studies on coffee and also found that in general, coffee drinkers could delight in more wellness benefits than individuals who do not drink the brew.

The scientists, led by Robin Poole from the University of Southampton in the UK, learned that individuals that drank coffee were 17% much less likely to die early throughout the research duration from any cause, 19% less most likely to pass away of heart disease and 18% less most likely to establish cancer cells, as compared to individuals that did not drink coffee.

Various other current research studies have connected coffee consumption to lower prices of cardiovascular disease, sudden death and conditions like liver cirrhosis, kind 2 diabetes mellitus as well as neurological conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's condition. Poole's team located that the best advantage occurred amongst individuals that consumed around three mugs of coffee a day.

" I believe currently we could be sensibly reassured that in general, coffee brew consumption is a safe behavior," states Dr. Eliseo Guallar, professor of epidemiology as well as medicine at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg College of Public Health, that composed an editorial accompanying the research.

Various other research studies have actually attempted to tease apart which active ingredients in coffee contribute to its health advantages. Those may include its anti-oxidants, which could battle cancer cells, and anti-inflammatory compounds, which could minimize the risk of persistent conditions such as heart disease and even neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's, as well as the risk of liver diseases like cirrhosis and cancer cells.

There is some variation in the quality of of coffee as well.  A high quality, organic coffee is recommended for the most benefit.

While they state that the outcomes sustain moderate coffee consumption as a reasonably healthy and balanced practice, both Poole and Guallar say the findings do not go far enough to trigger anybody to change their coffee-drinking practices in the hopes of improving their wellness. The research study did not validate, as an example, that people who do not presently consume coffee should start adding a mug or 2 a day in order to reduce their threat of getting heart problem or any of the other chronic problems studied. The information also do not sustain the concept that present coffee drinkers need to consume any more coffee to boost whatever benefits they may be getting. Way too much coffee, the data suggest, starts to flex the advantage contour back down meaning there isn't increased benefit with further consumption.

The only unfavorable health effects the testimonial found were amongst females, who were at slightly higher danger of developing wrinkles if they drank much more coffee, as well as expectant females. Pregnant ladies who consumed more coffee had the tendency to have higher rates of miscarriage, even more premature births as well as even more babies birthed with low birthweight than ladies who consumed much less coffee, the research study discovered.  Aside from those situations, however, the benefits are seen across the spectrum of people types.

Poole notes that the analysis consisted of a variety of different research studies, each with different styles, and that not every one of them could have accounted for potential confounding effects that can alter the connection between coffee and health and wellness outcomes. Coffee enthusiasts, as an example, likewise tend to smoke more than non-drinkers, and cigarette smoking has an effect on early death, heart disease as well as certain cancers cells.

The findings ought to be assuring for coffee drinkers, as long as they consume the brew in moderation, Poole says. Refresher courses will with any luck look deeper into the type and amount of coffee that provides one of the most wellness advantage, but as a general rule the higher quality the coffee the better.

A balance of these 3 vitamins could certainly help to stave off the horrors of decreased brain health.

After hibernating on the couch over the holidays, surviving on a diet regimen of party foods and being a couch potato, it's possibly time to consider upping your vitamin consumption.

Especially, Vitamin C; the new super vitamin trend for skincare set to take 2018 by storm.

Don't fret if you cannot face exchanging the Terry's Chocolate orange for an actual one just yet, this Vitamin C goes directly on your skin and also is the latest skin care trend with a large 3,379% increase in searches for Vitamin C skin treatment recently on Pinterest.

Whilst it can not stop you from getting a cold, Vitamin C serums can brighten and improve your overall skin tone while repairing dull skin in addition to combating polluted and dark areas.

But mainly Vitamin C is most useful to fight the signs of ageing. Vitamin C is vital to raise the collagen production in your skin. This will guarantee it stays strong, healthy, and flexible.

So, consuming an orange won't make you look one decade younger, but boosting the Vitamin C in your skincare routine simply might the ticket for boosting your confidence this year.

[The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage.]

Consuming vitamin C also has many advantages so why not do both?  Eat some oranges and also incorporate this awesome vitamin into your skincare routine.

We've mentioned the wonders of Vitamin D before, but with the cold of winter all around, we're revisiting this powerhouse vitamin as it is crucial during times of less sun exposure.

Life during winter time can be dreary -- the sky is dark and the days are short. Now, a lot of us have found out about how life in the cold of winter is most likely making us lack vitamin D, but what does this really mean? Just how does it influence us? If you have no concept whether or not you go to threat of "D-ficiency" or if you are not sure of just how this could be effecting you, read this and we will help you sort it out.

Exactly what is vitamin D?

Vitamin D is called the "sunshine vitamin" since it's made in your skin when subjected to sunshine. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, implying that nutritional fat is required for absorption and that it can be kept in our body fat.

Just what does vitamin D do?

Vitamin D's major role is aiding with calcium and also phosphorus absorption. Without sufficient vitamin D we can endure the repercussions of calcium deficiency-- poor teeth wellness as well as bad bone development and wear and tear, and also over time weakening of bones (weak bones, at higher risk for fracture) or in children, rickets (flawed bones or cracks).

Vitamin D additionally has a duty in serotonin (the "feel excellent neurotransmitter") synthesis along with in aiding to moderate our stress and anxiety levels. Understanding of these features has resulted in research study on D and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Signs and symptoms of SAD consist of:

Reduced energy
Really feeling sad a lot of the day on many days
Sleep disruption
Problem focusing
Disliking previously appreciated tasks
Appetite changes

The jury is still out on the result of vitamin D shortage on SAD-- there is research study on both sides of this, some showing little connection in between reduced vitamin D and mood, and various other studies show support for vitamin D supplementation as a therapy for SAD in people that lack vitamin D. Yet a lot of physicians in the Northwest of America recommend that depressed individuals with low D start supplementing to fix the shortage and enhance state of mind. Additional treatments may also consist of drug, psychiatric therapy, as well as light therapy.

Other functions: some studies reveal vitamin D contributing in cancer prevention, particularly in protecting against prostate, breast, and colon cancer cells. Other studies suggest that D additionally contributes in reducing danger of establishing multiple sclerosis, heart disease, as well as the flu. Some treatments of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and arthritis have included vitamin D supplements, yet contact your physician prior to including vitamin D to deal with condition.

Just what are the sources of vitamin D?

Our bodies naturally synthesize vitamin D, nevertheless it calls for brilliant, direct sunshine for this to occur. Although it just takes 15-20 minutes of skin exposure to get virtually a week's worth of your D need, this is difficult for many in the winter when our bodies are bundled up as we attempt to stay warm.

Season, time of day, length of day, cloud cover, smoke, skin melanin content, and sunscreen are amongst the factors that impact sun direct exposure and also vitamin D synthesis.

We also obtain vitamin D in food, nonetheless it can be extremely hard to get all we require from food, specifically in the months of winter. Milk, egg yolks, fortified milk, as well as fatty fish consist of the greatest quantity of vitamin D. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests we take in a minimum of 600 IU (Global Devices) each day, as well as 800 IU per day if you more than 70 years of ages. 3 ounces of salmon or swordfish has 450-550 IU vitamin D, milk consists of ~ 120 IU, and eggs 41 IU. Nutritional patterns enhancing risk of shortage consist of milk evasion-- whether it's an allergy or lactose intolerance, vegetarianism, as well as veganism.

So, keep your energy levels and mood up this winter if you can't get enough sun by getting yourself some extra vitamin D.

Considered to be quite potentially one of the most powerful antioxidant our body creates, superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme discovered in almost all living cells. To actually understand how this enzyme operates in your body, you have to understand the negative effects of totally free radicals and also oxidative anxiety.

Oxidative tension occurs when there is imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body's ability to safeguard or purify their damaging results. If you know about free radicals, you may be aware of their damage potential. They are thought to be a contributing factor to a variety of illness including atherosclerosis, stroke, as well as joint inflammation.

A free radical is a particularly reactive atom or team of atoms that has one or more unpaired electrons. If you remember your secondary school chemistry, you may remember that electrons can be found in pairs. When one electron is shed from that pair, it makes the atom "extremely reactive" as it aims to replace that lost electron anywhere it can. In your body, those substitute electrons come from cells in your body-- damaging those cells in the process. Your body is continuously replacing and also repairing cells damaged by free radicals; with our contemporary lifestyles our bodies are pounded with more free radicals than the body can naturally cleanse.

By supplementing with antioxidants, we help our bodies stay on top of the damage, and it is also possible to reverse some of those negative effects. So just what are antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants are substances that make free radicals safe and stop the chain reaction formation of new free radicals.

Numerous researchers believe that free radicals are the significant enemy in both aging as well as the diseases connected with aging. The quantity of cells destroyed throughout the years by free radicals is huge. Free radicals actually "eat away" the major body organs of the body. Making use of antioxidant supplements gives the supreme defense against early aging as well as a jeopardized immune system.

One damaging free radical in particular is the superoxide radical (O2-). It is produced as a by-product of oxygen metabolic process and triggers several kinds of cell damage. Most especially, the superoxide radical assaults cell mitochondria. When mitochondria are destroyed, the cell sheds its ability to convert food to power. It dies. In fact, superoxide could add to the development of numerous diseases (the evidence is particularly strong for radiation poisoning and also hyperoxic injury), and may also be cause for accelerated aging by means of the oxidative damages that it causes on cells.

Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme that helps with the malfunction of the harmful superoxide radical converting it into either regular molecular oxygen (O2) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Hydrogen peroxide is also damaging, however less so compared to the superoxide radical, and also it is additionally degraded by catalase. SOD functions in addition to glutathione to neutralize reactive oxygen particles in the body.

SOD also works in the cytoplasm of the cell to avoid the hydroxyl radical from attacking enzymes, healthy proteins, and also the unsaturated fats in cell membrane layers. SOD is a very efficient enzyme; it catalyzes the neutralization of superoxide virtually as rapid as both could diffuse together automatically in remedy.

In addition to helping remove free radicals, SOD has actually been used in order to help with:

wrinkles
rebuilding tissue
extending the length of life
treating discomfort and swelling
interstitial cystitis
gout arthritis
poisoning triggered by a weed-killer called paraquat
cancer cells
lung issues in newborns
improving resistance to radiation therapy
lowering rejection rates in kidney transplant
reducing heart damage caused by cardiac arrest

Using a quality supplement which pairs these amazing benefits with Green Tea Extract results in an amazingly healthy way to cleanse the body and gain natural energy at the same time.

Why are there assumed “harmful” metals like aluminum, cadmium, lead, and arsenic in Youngevity’s Plant-sourced Minerals?

We get questions about the minerals often so this should shed some insight on the matter of how the minerals are acquired for these fantastic products.

Colloidals are microscopic-sized electrically charged particles. When absorbed by the body, colloidals act like a magnet, helping to pull broken-down cells into the bloodstream to be eliminated. Meanwhile, the body is replenished with nourishing life-enriching minerals.

The human body contains about 70 or so elements from the periodic chart. While we do not know what the specific function for many of these elements is within the human biochemistry, their mere presence would indicate purpose. Further, not all minerals are created equal. The source of the mineral supplement is of vital importance.

Youngevity’s minerals are organically derived minerals. These don’t come from rocks and soil. They are neither metallic nor salts. These are called colloidal minerals.

The organic or plant derived minerals come from humic shale. What’s that? Well, it’s prehistoric plant life in its concentrated form. It was first discovered on a Utah mountain-top and sold in 1926. It’s plant derived minerals.

That was around 90 years ago, so we’re not talking about some brand new, unproven product. Colloidal minerals are still harvested on that mountain today, from a 6000 year-old humic shale deposit.

Prehistoric plan life was packet with one of nature’s most amazing nutrients… colloidal minerals are taken from plants that have already assimilated inorganic minerals from rocks and soil. Through a process called photosynthesis, the plants have converted these precious minerals into organic colloidals that are easily absorbable by the human body. The air was full of oxygen and nitrogen back then, not like today. Some trees grew 25 feet A YEAR! Earth was a nutrient rich environment. Animal life like the Brontosaurus ate lots of minerals back when it was in plant form. And you know how big they got.

Minerals that come from inorganic sources such as rocks, clays and sea water can store in the soft tissues of the body, building up to potentially harmful levels. Plant-derived minerals, because of their electro-magnetic circuitry, cannot be stored in the body for longer than about 6 to 8 hours, never creating a potential toxic overload.

Plant-sourced minerals have the additional ability to remove their heavy metal counterparts. For example, plant-derived aluminum is very effective in not only cleansing the body at the cellular level but assists in removing any metallic aluminum that might be present in the body as well. These differ greatly from the inorganic acid leached clay products claiming to be plant derived colloidal minerals. The key here is PLANT DERIVED!

Only metallic minerals that are not metabolized or processed out of the body are potentially toxic. Plant-derived liquid trace minerals cannot be stored by the body, therefore cannot reach toxic levels. Due to their unique properties, these minerals have the ability to remove heavy metals by a process called ionic exchange. Just because a mineral is thought to be toxic today doesn’t mean that it really has no biological value.

Not so long ago we did not know what the vitamin pantothenic acid was for. Today we know it is a member of the B-complex family and its functions are many. Recently the mineral arsenic has been identified as having biological value and FDA is considering adding it to the RDI for human nutrition.

The easy way to spot acid leached minerals is the high CHLORIDE content (1100mg or more). This is the chemical signature of the acid process used on dolomite and bentonite sea bed clay originating in Arizona and other areas that were covered by inland seas at the end of the last Ice age. These products are not plant derived and are potentially dangerous due to the amounts of heavy metal released by the acid leaching process.

Minerals in their metallic form can be toxic to the human body.

Plant source minerals are completely non-toxic.

Colloidal minerals have a negative electrical charge, and each particle is hundreds of times smaller than a metallic mineral. The colloidals stay suspended in water rather than going into solution because of the negative charge and their size/ weight ratio.

Expert chemists say the reason colloidals are non-toxic is because of their plant or vegetable source, and their negative electrical charge. For example, iodine in colloidal form is one of the elements essential for human cells. But, if you drank even 2-3 grains of free iodine, it would surely kill you. In colloidal form, it is not only harmless, it is beneficial. The same is true for arsenic, lead, aluminum, and other minerals considered toxic.”

Plant derived minerals are clearly the BEST way to get your minerals.

  • Here are some simple Clean Snacks suggestions for healthy living. Check out 10 Bad Foods if you want more on what to stay away from.

 

  • 1. Apple Slices
  • 2. Veggies and Hummus
  • 3. Cashews
  • 4. Air-Popped Popcorn
  • 5. Bananas
  • 6. Greek yogurt with Berries
  • 7. Grapes
  • 8. Homemade Popsicles
  • 9. Pecans
  • 10. Veggies and Guacamole
  • 11. Berries
  • 12. Olives & Pickles
  • 13. Dried Fruit
  • 14. Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 15. Chicken (not fried)
  • 16. Avocado with Cottage Cheese
  • 17. Almonds
  • 18. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

  • 19. Edameme
  • 20. Fresh Fruit Smoothies
  • 21. Grapefruit
  • 22. String Cheese
  • 23. Raisins
  • 24. Bananas with Peanut butter
  • 25. Pistachios
  • 26. Peaches
  • 27. Fresh Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

  • 28. Fresh Mango Chunks
  • 29. Fresh Fruit Popsicle
  • 30. Fresh Fruit Skewers
  • 31. Carrot Sticks
  • 32. Mixed Nuts
  • 33. Apricots
  • 34. Mandarin Oranges
  • 35. Sliced Cucumbers
  • 36. Walnuts
  • 37. Watermelon Slices
  • 38. Baked Sweet Potato (Suggested as skinless - If you boil a potato, you can eat the skins.)
  • 39. Apple Chips
  • 40. Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • 41. Coconut Yogurt with Granola
  • 42. Baked Zuchinni Chips

zuccini

  • 43. Hazlenuts
  • 44. Cinnamon Popcorn
  • 45. Fish (not fried)
  • 46. Plain Baked Potato
  • 47. Brocolli & Cauliflower Florets
  • 48. Veggie wrap with Salsa
  • 49. Fresh Smoothie
  • 50. Frozen Grapes

As you can tell, most of what is suggested here are fruits and vegetables.  This is pretty obvious, but do keep in mind that many meats are also o.k. to consume, although most aren't considered 'snack' foods.

When it comes to breads, please consume sparingly if you want to avoid weight gain as you age:

Dr.Wallach suggests no:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye

Also, decreasing refined sugars and general consumption of consumer sweets is important, as we have discussed many times.

Avoid soda.  If you can't cut out soft drinks altogether, at least limit them to occasional consumption.  Regular intake of sugary drinks is a major impediment to healthy living.
Hopefully this can help some to find a healthy alternative to typical snacks, have an excellent day :)

Today we're going to do a brief notice about the amazing benefits your pet's may experience if they begin to consume the arthrydex and perpetual supplements from For Tails Only.

Perhaps this year the pets could get some extra love during the holidays by feeling great with less stress on their joints.  Older pets especially seem to benefit.

Here are some highlights of reviews we've found to highlight the benefits of arthrydex:

"I have a 15 year old dog, who as a "toddler" became paralyzed from jumping down from the couch. After vet chiro treatments, she regained her normal mobility. Now, at age 15, she was having a difficult time getting up from her bed and took a while to even walk to the door to go outside. Going up & down the porch stoop was slow and painful. I nearly cried for her. I got her Arthrydex and by three weeks, she was 'dancing' for her food again, walking, running and having no difficulty going up the porch steps. I only gave her 1/2 scoop instead of a full one, twice a day on her food, to save money. It was that or she couldn't have any. She LOVES the supplement, licks her plate clean & keeps on licking in hopes to get more of the powder, ha! Well, I ran out a few weeks ago and noticed I really needed to order more, quickly. Arthrydex is GREAT!!" - Kiki

"We have used this product for a few years and its always worked for us. We travel and house sit and are with lots of animals, they all love it over their food and we can see a difference in their health after just a few days. No pet has ever turned it down. We use it as an incentive sometimes to get them to eat their food, because sometimes they dont like to eat if the kibble products are low grade an have no real nutrition. I highly recommend it to help get the nutrition that is missing in food, its the best product on the market that we have used for greatly improving animal health, bones, and vitality."  - Greg Drebert

"My 15 year old cat wasn't able to jump up on the bed or sofa until I started him on the Arthrydex. It only took a week or two and amazingly he could jump up onto my desk which is taller than the bed or sofa. He sleeps less and has also become very playful and scampers through the house. He's been on this for about a year now and I just ordered more. Don't want him to be without it for a day. So easy to use, I just sprinkle the recommended amount on his dry or canned food and he loves it." - DSimpson

"My 10 year old cat is a different cat who wants to go outside all the time now where as before she'd rather stay in all the time. She has healthier teeth and no bad breath anymore. Buy this now." -  Todd M

Here's an amazing read from Liz who used the combo pack to help her aging canine:

"We noticed our 8 year old full blood Australian Shepard was suddenly unable to get up and dragging her right hip, sitting funny, and had lost her desire to get up and move or bark at cars. After a visit to the vet found no trace of arthritis, or other issue, we decided she must have been hit by a car or ATV, or similar (we live on a farm). Rather than just put her on the pain meds that the vet prescribed, we started her on a twice a day regimen of the Youngevity Healthy Pet Combo pack. To get her to eat it we mixed it in oatmeal (the long cooking kind, gluten free, since that is what we use), added a half teaspoon of coconut oil, and also broke up the tab and mixed it in. She would eat it somewhat grudgingly at first; had to be told to eat it until it was gone. Eventually she ate it without too much coaxing, but we still have to watch her or she'll invite the cats to finish her dish :) Within 2 weeks we were seeing marked improvement. She was getting up and moving more easily, although still not herself. Within 30 days she had started to run/limp across the lawn again. Now almost 60 days later I can tell you she is almost recovered, and attribute her recovery largely to this vitamin. We have forgotten to give this to her a couple of times for a period of two days. By the time the second day is over, she has an increased limp again and is somewhat subdued. Once we restart the vitamins, she begins to improve within 24 hrs.

Lesson: be consistent for good and continued results.

A bonus: since taking the vitamins, she seem more youthful and her coat is beautiful. I was very skeptical about using vitamins to help our dog, but it seems to have helped when the vet could not. The thing that convinced me to try the Youngevity brand for our dog, was the good results we've gotten when raising orphan farm kittens and using the Yongevity Ultimate Classic drinkable vitamin.
So here is a second bonus if you've read this far :)

We've successfully raised several batches of orphaned farm kittens by supplementing the homemade formula with Youngevity Ultimate Classic - just a few drops in a batch. I won't do this without the vitamin. The kittens don't get sick, stay VERY healthy (no pink eye, diarrhea, etc), have beautiful coats and muscle tone, and act 'normal' (if you've ever raised an orphan farm kitten, you know what I mean). Youngevity Ultimate Classic is worth the money and keeps for months in the fridge." - MsLiz

So, think about the furry ones this winter and consider adding quality supplements to their diet.

 

Testimony from Ella Hinkle Jones

The Healthy Start Pak and the healthy lifestyle education I have received from Dr. Wallach and Dr. Glidden have been life altering for me.  Before I learned of Youngevity, I had no major illnesses and was in excellent health except for being overweight and having the "normal" aches and pains of increasing in years.  The improvements for me were none the less life changing.
The major "wow" moment came the first night after drinking only one glass of Beyond Tangy Tangerine.  My usual  routine was flopping onto the couch when getting home from work around 7:30 pm because I had no energy left to do anything. That first night, I excitedly opened my package from Youngevity and mixed a glass of BTT and plodded off to my children's softball games.  Later that night, I was cleaning in the kitchen and was amazed when I noticed it was 10:30 pm and I had being going non stop and was not the least bit tired.  I actually felt like cleaning more but decided I should go on to bed since it was already past my bedtime.  I could hardly believe the energy I had. . . not an unhealthy buzz, just steady power.  It has been that way every day since.  I used to be a couch potato, but now my couch doesn't even know who I am!!
The rest of my "wows" are these:
1. no more aches and pains when getting out of bed or getting up from a sitting position and no more walking bent over half way across the room until my back finally decided to straighten out.  I no longer sleep through my alarm and I pop right up out of bed, often before my alarm ever rings.  Sometimes I wake up at 3:00 am rested and ready to go.  I used to lie there trying to go back to sleep because I was afraid if I got up that early I would be crashing by mid afternoon.  I finally learned to quit fighting it and I still last until 10:00 or 11:00 that night.
2.  I can jog up and down the stairs without having to hold the railing.  I used to literally pull myself up, plodding one step at a time.  No more coming down the stairs one step at a time, stepping sideways, stopping on each step, and holding on for dear life.  I'm only 51, but I used to feel a lot older.  I haven't felt this good in 20 years!
3.  The cracks on my heels are gone and my fingernails grow long and strong for the first time in my life.  That isn't necessarily a major phenomenon but it shows overall improvement in general health. The only gray hair I had was right at my temples.  I haven't colored my hair in a couple of months just to see what happened and I'm pretty sure the gray is disappearing.
4.  Getting down on my knees used to cause pain that I could only handle for about 20 seconds.  Now I can get down on my knees, pain free for extended periods of time.
5. My friend I share an office with says I have life in my eyes again and I'm not grumpy anymore!  ha ha  I'm excited to greet each new day! My children are so happy with their new and improved mother. . .the one they hadn't seen in years.
6. I no longer have food cravings.  I lost 15 pounds in one month on ASAP and that was pretty much eating only halfway healthy (I hadn't embraced the good food, bad food list yet).  No telling what I would have lost had I followed the eating plan exactly!!  I have lost 5 more pounds simply making wise choices. My clothes keep getting looser!

7.  I had no idea how bad my eating habits made me feel until I stuck to the good food bad food list.  Now that my body is healthier, if I eat something from the bad food list, I feel bad!!!!  I don't know how I made it through life before Youngevity!!My teenage children reluctantly tried the BTT because I asked them to.  They soon noticed they felt better, and they didn't even know they felt bad to begin with!  The Healthy Bone and Joint has especially helped my daughter's injuries from running cross country for several years.  My son says he now craves the drink!   I no longer have to force the thermos into their hands.  Instead, they say, "Where's my drink?!".  I love it!!

Ella Hinkle Jones

Damaging chemicals that were banned from kids's teething rings and rubber duck toys years earlier might still be present in high concentrations in your child's preferred meal: macaroni and cheese blends made with powdered cheese.

The chemicals, called phthalates, can interfere with male hormones like testosterone and have actually been connected to genital abnormality in baby young boys and learning problems in older children. The chemicals migrate into food from packaging and equipment used in production and might be a risk to pregnant females and young kids.

The Food and Drug Administration has actually not prohibited their presence in foods, though a 2014 report to the Consumer Item Security Commission prompted federal groups to evaluate risks "with a view to supporting danger management steps."

The report concluded that food, drugs and beverages, and not toys, were the main source of direct exposure to phthalates.

Now a new research study of 30 cheese products has detected phthalates in all of the types studied.  Among the samples evaluated, with the highest concentrations were found in processed cheese powder in boxed mac and cheese. The report, which was carried out by an independent lab and funded by ecological advocacy groups, has not been published as of yet in a peer-reviewed journal.

" The phthalate concentrations in powder from mac and cheese mixes were more than four times higher than in block cheese and other natural cheeses like shredded cheese, string and cottage cheese," stated Mike Belliveau, executive director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, one of 4 advocacy groups that funded the report.

Others were the Ecology Center, Healthy Babies Bright Futures and Safer States.

The groups checked 10 varieties of mac and cheese,  including some that were labeled as natural, and discovered high levels of phthalates in all of them.

The tested products were purchased in the United States and shipped in the initial packaging to VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research in Belgium, where fat drawn out from each item sample was analyzed for 13 phthalates utilizing confirmed techniques, Mr. Belliveau stated.

" Our belief is that it remains in every mac 'n' cheese product-- you can't shop your way out of the problem," said Mr. Belliveau, who is urging consumers to get in touch with manufacturers and press them to investigate how phthalates are getting into their items and take actions to eliminate it.

Nine of the cheese items tested were made by Kraft, who makes the majority of the macaroni and cheese products sold, though the group did not reveal the names of particular products evaluated.

Authorities with Kraft did not respond to requests for discuss the report and its findings.

Devon Hill, a legal representative in Washington who has experience with businesses involved with phthalates, stated many phthalates have actually been phased out of food processing and product packaging, and that those still in usage result in extremely low direct exposures.

Environmental and food safety groups petitioned the F.D.A. last year to get rid of all phthalates from food, food product packaging and food processing and production devices, though the petition has actually been delayed momentarily for technical reasons, said Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director for the Environmental Defense Fund, which is coordinating the petition procedure for 11 advocacy groups, including the Center for Science in the general public Interest, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Working Group and others.

" A chemical is not allowed food unless there is a sensible certainty it will cause no harm," Mr. Neltner stated, adding that due to the fact that of all the evidence regarding the prospective harms of phthalates, "We don't believe the F.D.A. can say there is a sensible certainty of no harm."

An F.D.A. spokeswoman stated the firm manages all substances in food contact products that can be anticipated to move into food, including phthalates, and said there needs to be "sufficient clinical details to show that making use of a substance in food contact products is safe under the desired conditions of use prior to it's licensing for those usages." The spokesperson said: "The F.D.A. continues to keep an eye on literature and research study on these substances as it becomes available."

Phthalates are not deliberately contributed to food. They are commercial chemicals utilized to soften plastics and are used as solvents, in adhesives and in ink on product packaging.

The chemicals migrate into food from food processing equipment like plastic tubing, conveyor belts and gaskets and other plastic materials used in the production process, and can likewise permeate in from printed labels or plastic materials in the product packaging.

Considering that they bind with fats, they tend to build up in fatty foods, not only cheese but also baked goods, infant formula, meats, oils and fats, and junk food, studies show.

Although the concentration of phthalates in food might be rather low, measured in parts per billion, they are still present at greater levels than the natural hormonal agents in the body, stated Heather B. Patisaul, a teacher of biological sciences at the Center for Person Health and the Environment at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

" If you asked most researchers about the leading 10 or 20 endocrine-disrupting chemicals they worry about, phthalates would be on that list," Dr. Patisaul said. "We have a massive quantity of information."

For these reasons, many are limiting their exposure to packaged foods by eating more whole foods and fresh fruits where these chemicals aren't found.