Good gut bacteria is a hugely underrated benefit for your physical well-being.
Did you know that there are roughly 450 or so different species of bacteria right now sitting in your gastrointestinal tract? If you put all of those little critters on a kitchen scale, they’d add up to about three pounds. Now, I don’t know about you, but that seems like a significant enough population to be concerned about! We need to be sure that at least 85% of those bacteria are in the helpful bacteria court—the probiotic side of the equation.
Those probiotics activate T-cells (the cancer fighters) and trigger a multitude of immune system reactions throughout your entire body. Your body is counting on 15% or less of your intestinal flora to be pathogenic, so it’s up to you to do what you can to keep things balanced in the optimal way.
Not convinced yet that you need to be getting more probiotics into you? Read this list of reasons why I recommend eating probiotics and supplementing with them, and then decide!
*Reverse ulcers. Probiotics can actually reverse IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcers. If you’ve had a gut inflammation of any kind, get probiotics into you asap.
*Weight loss. Recent research shows that certain strains of probiotics, (lactobacillus in particular) actually helps to prevent belly fat!
*Immunity boost. Probiotics may help prevent colds, allergies and flu.
*Better breastmilk. If pregnant women and nursing mothers take probiotics, studies show mom’s breast milk has enhanced immune protection for baby, but remember to work with your practitioner on what’s best for you.
*Relief from GS symptoms. If you’re suffering from gluten sensitivity (GS) or celiac symptoms, you may find relief from probiotics being added to your diet.
*Beat the yeast. A healthy balance of probiotics in the system may help prevent yeast infections.
*Prevent cancer. Probiotics help to nourish certain enzymes in the body which may help to reduce tumor production in your body.
*Fight GMOs. We have such a corrupt food supply right now that GMOs are in the least suspected places. If you eat any non-organic meat or processed foods containing GMOs, you are consuming antibiotics. The intake of these foods kills healthy bacteria in the gut so you have to consume probiotics to ensure balance is restored. A doctor by the name of Natasha Campbell-McBride famously cured her son’s autism by restoring healthy probiotic levels in his body, thereby relieving inflammation in his body. The diet she developed is known as the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet and it is followed widely throughout the United States and Canada.
So how do you get all the probiotics you need?
One way is eating fermented foods which are teeming with probiotics. Some types of fermented foods include: • kimchi • miso • kefir • sauerkraut. Easy foods to add to your diet, although you won’t get all the strains your body possibly needs.
Secondly, you can take a supplement–with all the benefits from doing this one thing, I cannot for the life of me, understand why you wouldn’t.
If you haven’t tried our ProActive Probiotic, it’s time to take action. ProActive Probiotic is a stable (no refrigeration needed–this is huge) formula with four researched strains designed to help you lose weight and achieve optimal gut health–check it out.
Late Summer Berry Bee Pollen Smoothie
This delicious and FILLING smoothie is just what you need to kick off these hot summer days! When it's so dang hot, it's hard to have the motivation to cook - enter: SMOOTHIES. Smoothies are magic. It's no secret we LOVE and ADORE smoothies, so much so we even developed our own ridiculously delicious and actually-good-for-you protein powder! Give this recipe a try and see how creamy and sweet and mildly tart this meal in a glass is!
In a blender, pour half the nut milk.
Then add remaining ingredients (banana through protein powder).
Pour remaining nut milk on top, secure lid onto blender, and blend until smooth.
If too thick, add more nut milk. If too thin, add more frozen berries until you get desired consistency.
One of the biggest issues facing anyone who is trying to get their weight under control, is dealing with those endless cravings.
Most of the time, it’s sugar–yes, sugar. EVEN if it’s not a craving for something sweet.
You see, carb cravings and sugar cravings go hand in hand. They are BFFs and are out to destroy any willpower you may have.
And you and I both know, that if you can’t get those cravings handled, well…what’s the point of even trying? It’s brutal!
That’s why it’s so important to understand the underlying hormonal issue–specifically leptin.
Leptin is often called the “obesity hormone” and sometimes, the “starvation hormone.”
Known as the master hormone for regulating body weight, it is produced by the body’s fat cells.
Leptin resistance can occur when your body has too much adipose tissue—a nice way for saying if you’re overweight, there’s a good chance that your leptin levels are out of whack.
And the more overweight you are, the greater the chance. That means your body becomes unresponsive to leptin’s hormonal message of satiety and lessened appetite.
Weight loss becomes nearly impossible with these two factors in play.
Research shows that leptin levels diminish by about 50% when beginning a healthy diet. In some individuals, it can continue to dwindle.
The answer to this is simple: you have to reset your leptin!
To do this, the smart money is on supplementing with Lepti-Fix and CraveCrusher, this combination is a lethal weapon against the war on cravings.
CraveCrusher 2.0 contains key amino acids to support the brain’s biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters involved in appetite control and carbohydrate cravings. As a bonus, it boosts mood as well.
The secret sauce is in that combo: 5-HTP, DL-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Glutamine and Chromium.
When you add in the Lepti-Fix, you’ve got a powerful duo working together synergistically to help regulate blood glucose levels that are responsible for carb cravings.
Together, these two supplements help to bring appetites under control and stimulate satiety; super important.
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!
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.
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.
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!