Favorite Thing: Just Juiced Veggies

Favorite Thing: Just Juiced Veggies

I’m going to bet you money that you have never binged on broccoli or kale.

And I’m further going to bet that your cravings have little to do with vegetables.

That’s why I’m in LOVE with Just Juiced Vegetables–it’s one of my FAVORITE things!

Being able to get 5-7 servings in a simple scoop of this tasty supplement in your smoothie every morning, helps you become the very best you can be.

Or you can even drink it alone by itself!

That’s right–ONE scoop equals 5-7 servings for fruit and veggies, wow!!

Here’s the thing, 87% of people in the US don’t meet the recommendations for fruit consumption and a whopping 91% don’t meet the recommendations for vegetable consumption!

That’s a serious, health crisis-level issue.

Researchers from UCLA report that people who eat 7 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily were 42% less likely to die from any cause compared to those who ate less than a serving.

Just Juiced Veggies will help you achieve your goal of getting more veggies and fruit into your life—without juicing! And unlike juicing, Just Juiced Veggies has 4 grams of fiber and provides digestive support with probiotic and digestive enzymes.

Add to that the phytochemical sulforaphane derived from broccoli seeds, “the missing link” to good health according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the long lasting antioxidant power of Just Juiced Veggies is stunning and truly a must-have supplement.

And THAT is why Just Juiced Vegetables is one of my most favorite things!

Something Fishy Here…

Something Fishy Here…

What if a supplement had the ability to change your life?

Yes–I’m talking about your heart, brain, skin, hair, nails, immune response, mood (including depression), focus, blood sugar metabolism…and it fights inflammation!

It’s a powerful support in the treatment of many other issues, too including Alzheimer’s, eczema, cancer and macular degeneration.

That pretty much wraps it up!

And did you know that a deficiency in omega 3 fatty acids is among the top 10 causes of death in the US? Harvard University says that having an omega 3 fatty acid deficiency is more deadly than excess trans fat intake–wow!

The research on omega 3 fatty acids is intense and year after year, just gets better and more intensive, finding new uses for this fabulous supplement.

The thing is fish oil works like nothing else.

But the most important thing to know about your omega 3 fatty acid supplement is that it needs to be 100% bio-available. Some aren’t and some are just downright dirty, made from farm raised fish, riddled with heavy metals and processed in a way that destroys the benefits as well.

Our own BioOmega 3x is not only bio-available, it has a patented delivery system that enhances the absorption of lipid-based and lipid-soluble ingredients. This means that the normal digestive process is bypassed making it easier for people with digestive, pancreatic or gallbladder issues to take.

No more fish burps! YAY!

The quality of BioOmega 3x is unparalleled. Every single batch of BioOmega 3x is quality tested and is ISFOS five-star certified to ensure the highest standards of purity. Non-GMO, certified sustainable from Scandinavia and free from heavy metals.

So now you know–not fish oil supplements are equal.

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn (and stop throwing away your $$)

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn (and stop throwing away your $$)

Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend to call it.

Freezing food is a great way to extend the life of our perishable items, but when you freeze foods, you stand the chance of having your food become freezer burnt.

Freezer burn presents itself as discoloration on the surface of frozen foods such as bread and meat. Ice crystals are another sign of freezer burn, which we can find in frozen produce and ice cream.

To understand freezer burn a bit better, it helps to know more about how the freezing process works. When food is frozen, most of the water content of that food is converted to ice. Some of the water, though, is converted directly to water vapor and is released from the food all together. This process is called sublimation.

This water loss causes food to become dehydrated over time, like ice cubes that eventually shrink when they’re left in the freezer. So, in essence, this process freeze dries parts of foods, resulting in freezer burn.

In air-tight containers (like ice cream), that water vapor forms frost on the insides of the container and/or on the surface of the food. In open containers or containers that aren’t perfectly sealed, the vapor that escapes actually leads to that build up of ice on the inside of non-frost-free freezers.

And what we’re left with is food with strange flavors that’s difficult to chew.

When you have freezer-burnt food on your hands, you should do your best to discard the areas that have been affected. But you know I just hate food waste, so let’s talk about how to prevent freezer burn all together.

Tips to prevent freezer burn

  1. Remove as much air as you can from packages you freeze food in. The closer your food is to its packaging, the less chance there is of it losing water.
  2. Don’t leave your food in the freezer longer than you have to. The longer your food is frozen, the greater the chance of it becoming freezer burnt.
  3. Set your freezer at the lowest setting that you can in order to help avoid sublimation from occurring, as it’s less likely at lower temperatures.
  4. Always use high quality zipper-style bags to freeze food, and try to wrap foods in a bag that fits just right.
  5. Don’t place hot food in the freezer. You risk increasing the temperature of your freezer, and some of your frozen foods may even start to thaw.
  6. Avoid opening the freezer door more than it needs to be opened. This will help keep the freezer temperature from fluctuating, which can lead to freezer burn.

Making meals out of the meat/poultry/fish and produce you buy as soon as you get them home from the grocery store is another way to ensure that your food doesn’t get wasted and forgotten about at the back of the freezer.

We have just the thing to keep your freezer full of great healthy meals so you never have to wonder “what’s for dinner”. Click here to learn more!

 

🍬 Sugar Cravings (Kill Them with THIS)

🍬 Sugar Cravings (Kill Them with THIS)

In the food department of life, sugar is the one the toughest things to get under control.

The cravings are real–whether it’s for sweet treats, French fries or pasta–it’s all a carb free-for-all and it causes deadly belly fat and destroys your health.

We know this–the abundant research and studies have been very clear–sugar is a problem and it’s also very addicting.

So addicting, that brain scans of people with a “sugar high” vs brain scan of people on heroin are almost identical–that’s frightening!

But at the end of the day, cravings are more than a little difficult to curb without the help–they’re nearly impossible.

That’s why I want to tell you all about an amino acid that stops cravings in it’s tracks and gives you a chance to kick sugar to the curb.

L-Glutamine is the amino acid in question–and it’s ability to kill sugar/carb cravings is nothing short of a miracle.

Here’s why–

L-Glutamine is a talker–and it literally tells your brain you don’t crave carbs or sugar! And as long as you take it, it will keep sending that message.

That’s fantastic–I know nothing else on the planet that has that kind of incredible power to completely cut cravings in such a huge way.

Not only that, but L-Glutamine will also help heal your gut.

I’m sure you’ve heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome–it’s one of those things in modern life that most of us, if not all of us, suffers from.

For sure you have it if your digestion is ever a little off, if you get bloated, have an autoimmune disease, or live with constant stress. Those are all signs you’ve got a leaky gut.

L-Glutamine helps to heal your gut though–and taken daily in your smoothie, it’s remarkable capabilities to heal and to curb cravings make this supplement nothing short of a miracle.

It’s more readily available when it’s in powder form (as opposed to capsules) so yes, start by putting it in your smoothie in the morning, but don’t stop there!

I highly recommend when a craving hits to even dip your finger in it, and put it in your mouth. It stops it like pulling the plug from the toaster–unreal!

Put some in a little ziplock and keep it in your purse. If you’re traveling, be prepared to explain it though to TSA! LOL–I’ve had to do this before! 😉

Last thing I want to leave you with–not all L-Glutamine is the same. The cheap stuff is made from duck feathers or sometimes even (don’t gag!) human hair! That’s no joke, you can google it!

Our L-Glutamine is made from fermented beets and it’s a superior, pharmaceutical grade L-Glutamine. I like that a lot–where my supplement comes from and how it’s made makes a significant difference in your body’s ability to use it! There’s a lot of crappy supplements out there!

The Truth About Protein

The Truth About Protein

The science is very clear: protein (specifically collagen) is one of the most important nutrients for metabolic function and we need it to build every cell in our bodies.

As a matter of fact, we understand even more how important protein is–especially for women who want to build lean muscle, maintain or lose weight and keep functionality and mobility a part of their lives.

One recent study showed that 20 grams of protein in the morning for women, (35 grams for men) created actual changes in brain chemistry–changes in hunger hormones specifically that resulted in the ability to stay in control of eating throughout the rest of the day.

Lean muscle (we all want muscle–especially the kind that looks good in a sleeveless blouse!) is built through the proper understanding and consumption of protein. Without adequate protein, your body will use what available protein it has for deep metabolic healing and function– to heck with your arms!

That brings us to quality protein–and I’m going to talk specifically about Perfect Paleo Protein since I’ve had so many questions about it.

A few months ago, we completely overhauled our formulation for our protein and did our own proprietary brand. It was important to me that our ingredients be clean, pure and no unnecessary fillers–just pure protein, specifically the most important protein of all, collagen.

Collagen is responsible for forming your body’s skin, muscle, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. As we age, we lose our ability to manufacture a sufficient amount of collagen–supplementing with collagen (specifically in a drink for instant access) makes this a non-issue.

Not only is collagen a needle mover for aging skin, it’s also helpful for those battling acne. Your body needs the extra collagen help to build healthy new tissue.

It’s critical for healing, too. And quite necessarily, your needs for more collagen go up if your body is in a healing crisis. This is why I also recommend drinking tons of bone broth for anyone going through illness or recovery from surgery or an accident.

The body replaces damaged muscle and skin tissues every 4 months anyway, why not replace those tissues with healthier, more vibrant cells?

Collagen (protein) is very slow to digest and requires work by the body to break it down. This increases the amount of calories and heat the body has to use to make it happen–again, another boost to the metabolism.

Our unflavored Perfect Paleo Protein is 100% grass fed collagen. With the chocolate or vanilla flavored, you get grass fed collagen, chocolate or vanilla natural flavoring and a little bit of stevia.

That’s it–nothing else added.

It blends well (doesn’t stick to the side of the blender), digests easily (no dairy, soy or grains) and gives your body exactly what it needs to control cravings, keep your appetite in check, heal your body and create new (and better) skin!

Give it a try today–and get our smoothie ebook absolutely free–you’ll love the delicious recipes!

10 Signs Your Digestion Needs Love

10 Signs Your Digestion Needs Love

Burp much?

Or maybe you just feel like you had a brick for dinner?

These are signs that your digestion is in need of a little attention!

Digestion is a massively important function–it has to be addressed or you won’t get the nutrition you need from the food you’re eating.

Not only that, but the quality of your life truly reflects how well you digest–poor digestion can wreak havoc!

Here are the 10 signs:

1) Gas–burping or flatulence, it’s all a sign that your food never broke down properly

2) Bloating–same as above, your body is in distress and trying to digest what you ate

3) Full, heavy feeling–like the brick analogy above. I used to feel like that every time I ate steak!

4) Indigestion and heart burn–this is because you have insufficient stomach acid, not too much

5) Stomach ache–this can occur right after you eat or even a little later

6) Increased aging–because of malabsorption of available nutrients

7) B12 deficiency (blood test would reveal that)

8) A tendency to allergies. The reason for this is that if foods are poorly digested then the immune system reacts against them (most of your immune system is located in your gut), and that can switch on an allergy.

9) Iron deficiency (blood test would reveal that)

10) Acne or skin rashes–poor digestion shows up one way or another.

A lot of people think that heartburn is because of too much stomach acid when the exact opposite is true! It’s because there’s not enough stomach acid to digest what you just ate–I never believed that even after learning about this fact when I was getting my nutrition training.

I had just had my second child (he’s 26 now!!) and heartburn was my constant companion during pregnancy. Post pregnancy not so much but it happened on the rare occasion.

Here’s what you need to know: stomach acid declines with age–that’s a fact of life, unfortunately. BUT you can help your body along by using digestive enzymes, asking sure you’re getting enough fiber and don’t forget the probiotics! This is how you establish good bacteria in your gut.

Check out our Gut Check bundle–we’ve got you covered in all areas!