Natural Allergy Relief

Natural Allergy Relief

Often seasonal allergies are a result of an immune system that is not functioning optimally. When we have a supercharged immune system, we are less prone to seasonal allergies and even seasonal colds. How to get relief? In addition to a healthy diet and adequate rest (Vitamin R), consider supplementing with high quality vitamins, like Vitalizer. The best part about Vitalizer? Feel better in 30 days, or your money back. We can’t live without it! Womens Vitalizer Here. Mens Vitalizer Here. Over 50 Vitalizer Here.

Aging Well

We often get asked the question: “what is the secret to aging well?”. The answer: Live Well. When we live well, we look closely at lifestyle choices that include food, rest and love.

Take these steps to age slowly and well:

Stay Active: Walk, run, yoga, bike, do what makes you happy! Regular activity helps you manage stress, improve mood & manage weight.

Manage Stress: Chronic, on-going stress increases cortisol levels & effects everything from digestion to re-production and heart health. Reduce stress by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation and breathing exercises.

Maintain an ideal weight: Being overweight is associated with a wide variety of aging diseases, including diabetes, colon cancer, hypertension, heart disease, and extra weight is hard on the joints. Get support if needed.

More Sleep: Lack of sleep can have devastating effects on our health, impacting our mood and even cold and flu resistance. Strive for a consistent sleep schedule. If your brain wont turn off or wakes you up, commit to meditation.

Stay Connected: The role of good social relationships is important to our overall health. As we age, having good social ties is linked to less depression, better cognitive skills, even a longer life.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Since only nine percent of Americans eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, the opportunity for improving health (and longevity) by improving diet is great.

Take a Multivitamin: Deficiency of vitamins B12, B6, C, E, niacin, folic acid, iron, or zinc all seem to mimic damage to DNA from radiation. Everyone should consider a good multivitamin to cover their base nutritional needs. View our favorite here.

Pure Recovery

Whether you’re an athlete, sports fan, coach, weekend warrior or somewhere in between, your muscles keep your body strong, lean & healthy. What you feed them is important & affects your overall health!

One of our favorite sports nutrition products we use is Physique. It’s designed for those on the go & contains everything you need: Optimal ratios of proteins, carbohydrates, and electrolytes & nothing you don’t need: No artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives, ever.

Physique has the Right Ingredients to:
+Allow your body to absorb a full spectrum of amino acids over time;
+Help build firm, lean muscles
+Help restore muscle energy;
+Support muscle repair 

Check it out here.

B Complex For Energy

Want To Feel GREAT? Give Me “B” Complex!!
People often ask Stephanie, what are the best vitamins to take to FEEL GOOD, HAVE ENERGY, MANAGE STRESS?

Steph’s answer: B Vitamins! Everyday life (with its stress, toxins) puts great demands on our bodies for extra B vitamins. The B vitamins act as co-enzymes and are indispensable for metabolism. It is hard to name a system in the body where B vitamins are not needed. They are part of the immune system, the creation of red blood cells, reproductive system, brain, and energy production. At the Sanctuary, we call them the “happy pill”.

Not sure which ones to take? No worries. We love the Shaklee B-Complex. It contains all 8 of the B Vitamins, in the amounts we need and can absorb. And, what it says on the label, is actually what is in the bottle. You can check them out here.

Five Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

Five Key Strategies for Staying Healthy this Winter

Americans get more than one billion colds a year. So why is it that we have smartphones but still no cure for colds and flu? It’s because we’re dealing with smart viruses. Any one of hundreds of viruses could launch a cold or flu attack, and chances are that this year’s flu virus won’t be the same as last year’s. That’s because viruses have the uncanny ability to constantly morph into new variations, making it nearly impossible to develop a simple cure.
Having said that, there’s still much you can do to stay strong and healthy all winter. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to protect yourself and give these prevention strategies a try:

  1. Wash Your Hands: Washing hands remains the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from colds and flu. Lather, rinse, repeat throughout the day. Do it long enough to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
  2. Get Enough Sleep: Sleep may be your immune system’s secret weapon, according to recent scientific research. Less than seven hours of sleep a night made people three times more likely to catch a cold than those who got eight or more hours of zzzs.
  3. Exercise: While very vigorous physical activity (like running a marathon) can put a damper on your immune system, most scientists agree that moderate physical activity actually helps boost the immune cells that fight off invaders.
  4. Fuel Yourself with Good Nutrition: An orange a day (along with strawberries, bell peppers, potatoes, and other vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables) can help keep the doctor away. Lean meat, fish, and other protein sources also provide the amino acids needed to help maintain your immune system. Don’t forget to fill in nutritional gaps with immune supporting nutrients like zinc and vitamins D, A, C and E. Harvard scientists even suggest vitamin D supplements may help reduce the occurrences of colds. The scientists found low vitamin D levels in nearly 20,000 Americans increased their cold and flu risk.
  5. Power up with Plant Extracts: Scientific research has led to the discovery of a combination of plant extracts that naturally boost the body’s own production of interferon, a component of the immune system that helps fight off viruses. Other plant compounds found in elderberry and echinacea extracts can help, too. Take these when you feel the first sign of something coming on, and continue taking them for about a week as needed.

Courtesy of Shaklee: Get Your RX for a Healthier Life

Not sure what vitamins & supplements are best for you? Contact Stephanie here for a free consult.

Positive Ways to Cope With Stress

1. We can identify what is stressful

2. Talk with someone important to us

3. Plan ahead

4. Exercise

5. Tackle problems one by one

6. Develop possibility thinking

7. Eliminate negative self talk and replace it with positive self talk.

8. Affirm ourselves everyday

9. Avoid food offenders, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, caffeine and sugar

10. Incorporate daily, specific nutrients through high quality supplementation. Adrenaline from stress destroys Vitamins B, C and Zinc. My favorite supplement regimen is: Vitalizer, Stress Relief Complex and Energizing Soy Protein.

 

 

 

Shaklee to the Rescue

Let Shaklee Products Help You Recover!

Holiday eatingShaklee products can help keep you recover from leftover Holiday stress, unhealthy temptations, indulgence in rich or difficult to digest foods, and can offer immune system support when you need it.

  • Vivix® and Vitalizer – Never let a busy schedule run you down, or keep you from maintaining your nutritional foundation. Give your body, and your cells, nutrients they need to stay healthy, energized and strong.*
  • Cinch® – Even in a hurry, you still have time to enjoy the best breakfast in the world! Carry Cinch Shake packets wherever you go and be sure to stow a few Cinch Snack Bars into your backpack, briefcase or purse, to fend off the temptation of high-calorie fast food while running errands or shopping at the mall.
  • NutriFeron® – higher stress levels and winter mean challenges to your immune system’s optimal functioning. NutriFeron increases production of your body’s natural interferon, a key component of immune function.*
  • EZ-Gest® – Too much of a good thing can be…uncomfortable. Take EZ-Gest as needed for digestive help after rich holiday meals.*
  • Stress Relief Complex* – A non-drowsy approach to help manage life’s everyday stresses so you can get things done.

If you have questions, contact Stephanie via email here and she will guide you!

How to Choose Supplements

For many the choice to take supplements is overwhelming.

Since the supplement industry is not regulated, each of us has to be our own detective.

Here are the criteria I used to select the company I have partnered with since 2003 for all my supplement needs:

Ten Criteria for Choosing HIGH QUALITY Vitamin Supplements:

There is a HUGE difference between manufacturers!!

1.Does the vitamin disintegrate quickly enough to be bio available for your cells?

2.Are there artificial colorants, sweeteners or preservatives?

3.Is high heat used in processing, killing enzyme life?

4.Is the vitamin food-sourced?

5.Does the manufacturer do ongoing scientific research?

6.Is the research published in scientific medical journals?

7.Do pro athletes and practitioners use them without payment for endorsement?

8.Are raw ingredients free from pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and heavy metals?

9.Is there a 100% money back guarantee?

10.Are their representatives educated and willing to do follow up?

** Get your supplements from an established company with a reputation for quality and integrity. I would recommend choosing a company that has been around for a number of years so you know their reputation is based on their track record over the years rather than just on “hype”. “Real” science provides results and safety. “Marketing” science is dangerous!

**Make sure the company does ongoing and rigorous quality control testing on their products in raw material phase AND after manufacture for both purity and safety. I would choose a company that requires pharmaceutical grade quality controls on their products throughout the manufacturing process. Quality = Results

**Make sure the company has published clinical studies on their products that prove both safety and effectiveness. Again I would recommend choosing a company that has many published clinical studies on their products rather than just one or two.

THINK ABOUT IT:

If you are looking to improve the QUALITY of your health,

doesn’t it make sense to invest in QUALITY products?

YES!  Click here to view supplements I use.