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Fruits ‘n VegEZ - Buy One Get One Free Until 10/31/11

Finally, an easy and affordable way to reach your recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies!

Fruits ‘n VegEZ packs a powerful blend of 30 fruits and vegetables from around the world, providing a variety of nutrients your body needs for optimal health.

  • Fast and convenient – simply mix with water or your favorite beverage
  • At only $1.33 per scoop, an affordable alternative to rising food costs
  • Contains rare, antioxidant-rich superfruits including mangosteen and acai
  • Includes vegetable powerhouses such as broccoli, spinach, artichoke and carrots
  • Only 20 calories and less than 1 gram of sugar per serving
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors

Bursting with delicious, tropical flavor, Fruits ‘n VegEZ contains the crucial nutrients you need – the way you’d find them in healthy, natural foods.

Now there are no more excuses for not getting your daily Fruits ‘n VegEZ! Order today.

Offer valid through 10.31.2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST - Order Now!

Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables? Most people aren’t.
If you find it difficult to get your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, you’re not alone. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report revealed that more than 75% of Americans don’t meet the minimum recommendation of five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. With all the time and commitment involved in shopping and prep work, not to mention the rising cost of food, that statistic isn’t surprising – although it is alarming.

Evidence continues to grow regarding fruit and vegetable consumption and disease risk. Study after study shows that those who eat more fruits and vegetables lower their risk of chronic disease, compared to those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables.

Bottom line? Getting the vital nutrients fruits and vegetables provide is crucial to good health.

Fruits ‘n VegEZ can help!
Fruits ‘n VegEZ can help supplement your daily intake of fruits and vegetables – so you get the nutrients you need each and every day. Simply mix a scoop of Fruits ‘n VegEZ in with your beverage of choice and you instantly have the equivalent of five servings of fruits and veggies.

Fruits ‘n VegEZ combines whole food concentrates of 30 different fruits and vegetables to give you a wide range of nutrients – and health benefits. Taking Fruits ‘n VegEZ every day can help:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Increase energy
  • Support a healthy digestive system
  • Support cardiovascular health
  • Increase overall vitality and well-being

A rainbow of color in every scoop
Health experts recommend eating different-colored fruits and vegetables for optimum nutrition. Fruits ‘n VegEZ helps cover your nutritional bases with a variety of colors:

  • Reds – Goji berries, strawberries, cherries and tomatoes
  • Purples – Beets, grapes, mangosteen and blackberries
  • Oranges – Carrots, papaya, mangos and oranges
  • Greens – Green tea, spinach, broccoli and kiwi

But that’s not all! Fruits ‘n VegEZ also includes:

  • Artichoke
  • Maqui
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Cranberry
  • Apple
  • Guava
  • Peach
  • Apricot
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Lemon
  • Prickly pear
  • Bilberry

Fruits ‘n VegEZ contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Simply nutrients as they occur in healthy, natural foods.

If you find yourself falling short in the fruit and vegetable department, try Fruits ‘n VegEZ today! It’s the fast, convenient and affordable choice for those concerned with their overall health and well-being.

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Why Does Quality and Purity Matter In A Fish Oil Supplement?

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At Life's Abundance, they set a higher standard for all of our Sealogix products. We source our Omega-3's from fish located in some of the cleanest waters in the world from fisheries that are renewable and fully-sustainable. The fish oil is then molecularly distilled to concentrate and purify the oil.


Manufacturers of fish oil are required to test each batch they produce; however, in many cases, this testing is handled by the manufacturers themselves. Often testing is conducted prior to adding flavors and bottling, so the fish oil that is tested in-house may not necessarily be the same quality of fish oil delivered to the marketplace.

In addition to the standard manufacturer testing for every batch, we have enlisted the help of IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards), a non-affiliated third party and the internationally-respected source for fish oil analysis. IFOS scientifically tests and analyzes Sealogix. This validation testing ensures that you are getting a safe and effective fish oil supplement that you can feel confident giving to your family. We are proud to announce that Sealogix has been awarded an IFOS 5-Star Rating (the highest rating available) for quality, concentration and purity. For more information on IFOS testing, please visit IFOS Testing  or see below to review Sealogix IFOS results.

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SeaLogix IFOS Reports
Sealogix Batch 13906 IFOS Report on 11/20/2006  Sealogix Batch 071076-1 IFOS Report on 9/26/2007
Sealogix Batch 0760 IFOS Report on 1/25/2007 Sealogix Batch 081170 IFOS Report on June 2008
Sealogix Batch 0724411 IFOS Report on 3/20/2007 Sealogix Batch 081781 IFOS Report on July 2008
Sealogix Batch 071077-1 IFOS Report on 9/26/2007 Sealogix Batch 083969 IFOS Report on March 2009
Sealogix Batch 090999 IFOS Report on April 2009 Sealogix Batch 091052 IFOS Report on June 2009
Sealogix Batch 083459 IFOS Report on October 2009 Sealogix Batch 092887 IFOS Report on Feb. 2010
Sealogix Batch 092836 IFOS Report on Feb. 2010 Sealogix Batch 10BIO1001 IFOS Report on April 2010
Sealogix Batch 10BI1002 IFOS Report on Nov. 2010 Sealogix Batch 10BI1101 IFOS Report on Oct. 2010
Sealogix Batch 11BI1202 IFOS Report on Feb. 2011 Sealogix Batch 11B1101 IFOS Report on April 2011

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Death is Nature’s way of saying, “Slow down, take it easy”

Ahh, to slow down for a moment… To go through life relaxed instead of pedal-to-the-metal!
We call the cycle of chronic stress Fight or Flight. It describes the reaction of our nervous system when we are confronted with a life-threatening circumstance. Our nervous system governs homeostasis – which controls our hormones, sugar balance and energy production. Our nervous system controls our heart and vascular system as well.

The gas, the brakes…

Our car is equipped with an accelerator to make it go and brakes to make it stop.  Our nervous system is divided into two separate systems that function in much the same way. The sympathetic nervous system reacts and responds to stimuli from outside our body such as noise, cold and heat. It reacts to pain or even the threat of pain and loss. It reacts when you are tickled. It is “sympathetic” to emotions such as fear and anger.

Our parasympathetic nervous system works to bring us back into balance when stressful circumstances are past and the hormones of stress start to drop. The parasympathetic nervous system runs everything in your body: heart, brain, immune system, digestion, reproduction – everything!

The sympathetic nervous system may tear your body apart to try to solve a momentary crisis. The parasympathetic nervous system builds your body up and allows you to heal when the crisis has resolved.

We need to put the brakes on stress or it will put the brakes on our life!

Hormones, stress and heart attacks

If our body is parasympathetic-dominant we experience all the colors of life from an optimum state: our breathing is relaxed, our digestion is complete and our circulation is wide open. Our thyroid is busily building up our muscles, bones and organs and our heart is cooperating by ensuring a nutrient-rich supply of blood.

If our body is sympathetic-dominant it is stressed. Our thyroid cannot complete its building function so our brain pumps out more and more stimulating hormones. Our liver releases huge amounts of sugar and cholesterol. Our blood pressure increases and our heart rate increases as nutrients are choked off from non-Fight or Flight systems, such as breathing, reproduction and digestion.

One of the most vulnerable of all systems to sympathetic dominance is the cardiovascular system – your heart and blood vessels. If they have been constricted for too long because of stress, they will lose their ability to return to normal when you relax. Soon, semi-permanent changes will occur in these systems as we become accustomed to stressful living.

Running the engine of your car at top speed exhausts your fuel supply very quickly. Running your body in sympathetic dominance exhausts your nutrient reserves as well. This is especially true of your antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as Vitamins C and B-12, as well as essential fatty acids that serve as the primary fuel for your heart.

When your car runs out of fuel, it sputters and dies. It is the same way for your heart!

What to do

Deep breathing
Unlike your car, your body is designed to heal given the right circumstances. We can switch our nervous system to parasympathetic dominance by practicing deep breathing. Take “breathing breaks” for 10 minutes, twice daily. Practice deep breathing for 20 minutes before sleeping. This is a major step toward relaxing. Keep it up every day and in four to six months your cardiovascular system can begin to heal.

Activity
Enjoy low-stress exercise for at least 30 minutes daily. This will open your blood vessels and even help your body to build new blood vessels.

Nutrients
Use antioxidant nutrients such as Vital C™ and eat antioxidant-rich foods at every meal. Use anti-inflammatory supplements: Cholestria™ to help raise HDL (“good” cholesterol) and help reduce inflammatory LDL (“bad” cholesterol), and HCY Guard® (homocysteine is a very inflammatory toxin!). And fuel your heart with essential fatty acids from OmegaPrime®.

Take your foot off the gas with anti-stress exercises. Put more fuel in your tank with nutrients and nurturing. Slow down a little – or Nature will send you an unwanted message!


How to Jump Start Your Weight Loss

Leanology-weight-loss-products Weight loss is the number one "resolution" people make when they decide to improve their health. When weight loss occurs it comes from a loss of body mass: water, fat, lean body tissue and bones. Wouldn't it be great to focus weight loss on fat only? It certainly would. In fact, weight loss that selectively targets fat and preserves or increases lean body tissues and bones is the only way to permanently lose weight.

Sounds difficult, right? Well, don't worry: We have a solution!

Suicidal weight loss
Many people lose weight rapidly by starving themselves. I call this suicidal weight loss for three reasons:

  1. Rapid weight loss is water loss; water loss is dehydration and dehydration is death.
  2. Rapid weight loss comes from lean body tissue (brain, heart, muscle, collagen, etc.). Sarcopenia (age-related loss of lean body tissue) is death.
  3. Rapid weight loss comes from bone. Bone loss is osteoporosis; osteoporosis kills more women in North America than breast cancer!

Rapid weight loss by starving yourself is slow suicide.

Lifetime weight control
An alternative to this kind of weight loss madness is to select a strategy that focuses on weight loss from fat only. This is not done by accident. We must select fat loss by choice. This choice implies knowledge; knowledge means that we must learn the lesson of obesity and battle it for the rest of our lives.

Calories – Obesity in simplistic terms is about consuming more calories than you burn in a single day. Multiply these extra calories over time and you have what we all see: an obesity epidemic. However, it is not merely the number of calories we eat; we must include the right kind of calories for lifetime weight control. Organizations such as the American Heart Association and the America Cancer Society recommend eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily (5 for children, 7 for women and 9 for men).  These are the best calories.

Movement – Our body is made to move. Daily exercise is necessary for lifetime weight control and targeted fat loss. Aerobic training for 30 minutes on most days of the week and weight training (resistance training) 2 to 5 times per week will keep the fires of your metabolism burning fat.
Other tips:

  • Deep breathing for 20 minutes daily reduces fat-building hormones like cortisol.
  • Get your sleep: The less you sleep, the more you will weigh.
  • Eat small meals: Eating more than 400 calories at a single meal causes our cells to suffocate from insulin.

Why supplementation is important
Taking certain supplements can help you lose weight, but you really have to be careful! One supplement that was heavily advertised on television was shown to cause 74% weight loss from lean body tissue. Another supplement that seemed to be the most popular weight loss supplement of the time caused 55% lean body loss. That is suicidal weight loss!

Beneficial supplements exist. For example, Leanology Weight Loss Capsules were studied in a top-of-the-line, scientific clinical trial through Arizona State University. They were shown to reduce weight entirely from fat! Yes, 100% of the weight loss came from fat!

Also, the plant antioxidant ECGC (found in Energy Now!) can increase metabolism by over 200 calories per gram.

My favorite fat loss supplement to "jump-start" a weight loss program is Vital C. This is primarily because of the nature of fat: a toxic dumping ground for chemicals and poisons your body could not eliminate. Vital C is a pH-balanced form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Ascorbic acid neutralizes many of the toxins we store in our fat cells. For rapid weight loss that targets fat cells, use a Vitamin C Flush, Energy Now! and, especially, Leanology.

Conclusion
Good health only comes from healthy living. Take time to learn the rules of healthy living. Practice healthy habits every day. Soon, the "deposits" you make into your health account will begin to yield real dividends: a lean body functioning at peak efficiency!

 

 

Take Control of Your Health

 

  • Eat your vegetables and fruits
    • 5 servings for children
    • 7 servings for women
    • 9 servings for men
  • Exercise daily
  • Reduce stress through deep breathing
  • Sleep peacefully
  • Detoxify fat cells with pure water and Vital C
  • Increase metabolism with Energy Now!
  • Lose 100% of the weight from fat with Leanology

 


Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - How B Vitamin Supplementation May Help

by Dr. Scott Conard

Many puzzles are yet to be solved by modern medicine. As we continue to seek causes and solutions for the ills that plague mankind, confusion still swirls around two of the more "mysterious" ailments: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS). They have some important traits in common:

  • We don't know what causes either CFS or fibromyalgia
  • They share several symptoms
  • There is no cure

The confusion around these two syndromes is fed by their overlapping nature: It's estimated that up to 70% of people diagnosed with CFS also fit the clinical guidelines for FMS, and vice versa. Most people with CFS have some kind of pain, which is a major symptom of FMS. And most people with FMS report fatigue, a major symptom of CFS. No wonder even doctors can be unsure which is which.

Vitamin B-12 and folic acid for managing symptoms
We do know, however, that many physicians and researchers (along with patients) support supplementation -- including Vitamin B-12 and folic acid -- as an important part of managing symptoms. Here's a thumbnail look that helps explain why:

CFS: As the name suggests, this is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue. This fatigue is not the tiredness that goes away after you rest. Instead, it lasts a long time and limits your ability to do ordinary daily activities. Symptoms of CFS include fatigue for six months or more, and other problems such as muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat and tender lymph nodes. It is most common in women in their 40s and 50s, but anyone can have it. It can last for years.

FMS: Fibromyalgia makes you feel tired and causes muscle pain and "tender points." Tender points are places on the neck, shoulders, back,hips, arms or legs that hurt when touched. Other symptoms can include trouble sleeping, morning stiffness, headaches, and problems with thinking and memory, sometimes called "fibro fog."

No one knows what causes fibromyalgia. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in middle-aged women. People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are especially prone to fibromyalgia.

... both syndromes can affect mental function... this may be a key to the use of B vitamins.

Supporting mental function with B vitamins
Notice that both syndromes can affect mental function: memory and thinking problems can arise, and this may be a key to the use of B vitamins. As you may know, the medical links between B vitamins and brain function are strong and well documented.

So, it isn't surprising that healthcare professionals in both traditional and alternative medicine, including experts in CFS and FMS, support the use of B vitamins and folic acid to help manage symptoms.

If you or a loved one have, or suspect you have, one of these confusing syndromes, it's important to know that both are much more than just being tired, or having some muscle pain. CFS and FMS are often misunderstood, and deserve attention and treatment. I urge you to consult with your healthcare professional, and to see how the highest quality B vitamin supplementation might help.

Related Products - Sublingual B-12 Original Berry and SUPER Sublingual B-12


How Does Fish Oil Work?

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The generic term fish oil implies multiple grades of fish oil with varying purities and concentrations. The efficacy of these oils significantly differs, depending on the potency of fish oil consumed. Therefore, when we elaborate on how fish oil works, it is a general enumeration of ways in which fish oil benefits and improves health or ailment conditions.

With higher concentration and purity, the potency of fish oil rises too. Long chain omega 3 fatty acids are known to be the most beneficial element in fish oil. Consisting of essential fatty acids, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), fish oil is the richest source of such vital nutrients for the body.

It has also been notices that the concentration of these essential fatty acids is three times higher in fish oils than in the flesh of the fish. Thus fish oil supplements are a richer source of omega 3 fatty acids and nutrition than actual consumption of fish.

Fish oil extracted from fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines, herrings and pilchards are more effective and potent than the oil extracted from cod liver. In fact, cod liver oil is the most impure form of consumable fish oil available today. Health grade fish oil is partially refined fish oil whereas pharmaceutical grade fish oil is the most pure and most potent fish oil available.

The essential nutrients, EPA and DHA are absent in the modern processed foods. In fact, alternate sources of this healthy fat, such as flaxseed provide very less amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. That is why fish oil is the most potent and the most preferred source of these highly beneficial fatty acids.

Omega 3 fatty acids are the secret behind how fish oil works. These highly beneficial fatty acids were noticed for their highly remarkable effect on the cardiovascular health of Inuits, who inhabited the polar regions. Their diet consisted predominantly of animal fat which was a sure way to cardiovascular ailments. However, researchers noticed that, contrary to general assumptions, the Inuits had a surprising absence heart disease.

The missing link in the equation were the omega 3 fatty acids which the Inuits consumed in large amounts, thanks to their diet of sea fish. Thus omega 3 fatty acids provide you the same benefits as it did to the Inuits.

Symptoms Your Dog Or Cat May Have Diabetes

Is too much couch time to blame for the upswing in the number of pets diagnosed with diabetes? According to a study in the Veterinary Journal, in cats, the disease is in fact linked to obesity, but in canines, the connection is not well-established.

Similar to humans, animals have difficulty regulating their own blood sugar due to insufficient insulin production, the hormone responsible for lowering blood glucose.  Left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health conditions such as blindness, muscle weakness, malnutrition and dehydration and can even lead to coma and death.

Luckily, just like in humans, early detection and proper monitoring has decreased the number of pet fatalities for both cats and dogs.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Excessive thirst and increased water consumption
  • Increased urination
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Marked increase or decrease in appetite
  • Weakness of the rear legs
  • General lethargy
  • Poor condition of the skin and coat
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Increased susceptibility to bacterial infection
  • Decrease in vision
  • Liver disease

Natural help for diabetes

A healthy diet is an essential part of managing your pet’s diabetes. Dogs are often best suited with a low-fat, moderate-carb, and high-fiber diet, while cats are best with a low-carbohydrate diet, which reduces the amount of insulin needed to keep blood-sugar levels stable. Regular exercise is also very important for your diabetic pet.

Take your diabetic pet for regular check-ups and monitor his or her blood sugar closely, as changes in the condition means that treatment may need to be altered.

Natural herbal and homeopathic remedies can be used either alone or combined with conventional treatments to help manage your pet’s diabetes. Chromium picolinate, Goat’s rue, Trigonella foenum have been shown to be highly successful in helping maintain blood-sugar levels while minimizing the risks of insulin resistance.

Bilberry, which promotes eye health, and Astragalus, which boosts vitality and promotes a healthy immune system, both can help counter the symptoms of diabetes.

GlucoEnsure™ Helps keep blood sugar & insulin levels within normal range