Benefits of Eating Berries

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If someone offers you a pill for weight loss or to prevent vision loss such as that caused by macular degeneration, you would take it right? Well no need for pills, just hop on over to your local grocery store and load up on fresh or frozen berries. Berries contain antioxidants and phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring nutrients in our bodies that help protect cells from cell damage (oxidative stress) caused by free radicals. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help improve your health, protect your skin and hair, and prevent certain diseases. All fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, but nutrient-rich berries are some of the absolute best sources. Some of the best sources of these health benefits are Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Cranberries and Blueberries.

There are several powerful antioxidants that appear in berries, including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C. Anthocyanins give berries their vibrant color, reduce inflammation, and may help prevent and manage arthritis. Anthocyanins work together with quercetin to help slow age-related memory-loss. Quercetin can also decrease the inflammatory effects of chemicals in the synovial fluid of the joints for people with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Studies have shown that woman who eat two servings of strawberries or one serving of blueberries a week experienced less mental decline over time than peers who did not consume berries. Berries are also able to be included in diets of those suffering with diabetes. While they are a “sweet” fruit, they contain a high level of fiber which can be useful in diabetic diets. They can count as a serving of fruit. Its always better to eat fresh berries than those that have been processed or used in a pie or muffin.

People who eat at least two servings of berries a week have a 25 percent less chance of developing Parkinson’s disease than their peers, according to research published in the journal Neurology. The same research showed that men with the highest intake of flavonoids — which are abundant in berries — reduced their risk by 40 percent. Flavonoids are being studied to help ward off certain types of cancer. Research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis suggests that flavonoids and other compounds found in berries may help reduce colon cancer risk. Besides eating them plain, you can also get your berry servings by adding them fresh or frozen to other high-nutrition foods such as yogurt, oatmeal, and salads.

Vitamin C is another strong antioxidant found in berries. It is largely responsible for the health of collagen, which helps maintain cartilage stores and aids in joint flexibility. Eating vitamin C–rich berries will contribute to radiant skin and healthy hair, and may reduce the risk of arthritis, high blood pressure, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

In addition to antioxidants, berries are “juicy foods,” which means they contain mostly water. Juicy foods are great for losing weight because they fill you up quickly, since their high water content bumps up the volume while driving down the calories. Berries also contain fiber and folate. Fiber aids in weight loss and helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Folate may protect against cardiovascular disease and age-related memory loss, and since folate contributes to the production of serotonin, it may also help ward off depression and improve your mood. IBS sufferers take note: Some people with IBS experience discomfort after eating berries. People with a strong inherited risk for heart disease may find that a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables, including berries, can reduce their chances of having a heart attack, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.

Remember, if you can’t find fresh berries, frozen (unsweetened) berries are a good substitute during the off-season months — and just as nutritious!

 

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ReDesign in 90 Program

I have been dieting for the past several months and I am so happy to say that in those several months I have lost 15 pounds using NuSkins ReDesign in 90 package.  Finally I found a diet system that works!  Not only does it work but its GUARANTEED to work or you get your money back and for every pound you lose NuSkin will donate a meal to a starving child through their charitable arm called Nourish the Children.  Its crazy!!  What other diet program guarantees weight loss?

Your success with the reDESIGN in 90 Weight Management challenge is important and Nu Skin wants to ensure your success. To start the redesign in 90 Weight Management challenge, maintain for 90 days, and  ensure Nu Skin’s Nourish the Children (NTC) donation,* you will need to complete the following:

1.       Purchase the reDESIGN Weight Management Package. This package contains the reDESIGN in 90 Weight Management Quick Reference Program Guide and a month’s supply of Nu Skin’s innovative dietary supplements to support your challenge. (Purchase of this package is required to officially enter the reDESIGN Weight Management Challenge.)

2.       Set up your Automatic Shipping Rewards (ADR) Package. A $100 minimum ADR must be on your account ordered and shipped for months 2 and 3 of your challenge.  We recommend the following reDESIGN Weight Management ADR packages.

3.       Enroll in the reDESIGN in 90 Weight Management program atredesign90.com.  Enrollment includes entering goals, entering beginning and target weight, and submitting a “before” picture that follows the photo taking tips listed in the program.

4.       Follow the Weight Management program daily and at the end of your 90 day challenge, share your success.  You will need to submit your final weight, an “after” photo, and a written or video testimonial at redesign90.com.

*For every pound lost and recorded on your daily tracker, Nu Skin will feed one child for one day.

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AgeLoc Galvanic Body Spa. Remove Cellulite NOW!

ImageErgonomically designed for ease of use and handling during body treatments, the new ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa with pulsating technology features a proprietary ageLOC body conductive surface designed to deliver 10 times more ageLOC to your skin when used with AgeLOC Body Shaping Gel. The ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa targets the ultimate sources of aging while diminishing the appearance of fat and cellulite and smoothing skin to provide a slimmer, more toned appearance. It also features a self-adjusting current, lighted display, and audio indications, making it an easy to use in-home anti-aging body system. Newly developed, patent-pending galvanic pulsating technology is optimized to maximize anti-aging effects on the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. The skin on the body is thicker and less sensitive, making it benefit from and respond to a pulsating galvanic current. It also helps stimulate, purify, and refresh your skin to reduce the visible signs of aging—for a slimmer, smoother, firmer, youthful looking you today and in the future.

What is unique about the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa?

The ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa was designed for use in combination with ageLOC Body Shaping Gel on body areas—not on the face and neck. This instrument was designed to target a larger surface area with a patentpending ageLOC conductive surface that captures 10 times more key ingredients between the conductive surface and the skin (when compared to the body conductor attachment). Secondly, this design is more ergonomic for easier use and handling during body treatments. Thirdly, the ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa and ageLOC Body Shaping Gel target end benefits/results (i.e., appearance of cellulite, slimming, toning, etc.) that are different from those targeted on the face. Lastly, the skin on the body is thicker and less sensitive, making it more apt to benefit from and respond to a pulsating current.

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What is the difference between a pulsating galvanic current and a constant galvanic current?

A constant galvanic current is one that has a steady flow. It does not waver or vary in amplitude. A pulsating galvanic current is one that varies between two different, pre-established levels. Please note these are very different than alternating currents (AC). Within alternating currents, the polarity fluctuates between positive and negative poles. A pulsating galvanic current is better suited for the body.

What is the benefit of using a pulsating galvanic current on the body?

Direct (galvanic) currents, whether pulsating or not, can assist in the delivery of like charged key ingredients to the skin by improving osmotic flow. This is increasingly important for enhancing delivery of key ingredients to areas with thicker skin. Additional research has shown that the pulsating current enhances fluid vibration. Pulsating galvanic currents aid in stimulating skin and increasing cellular communication to help purify and refresh skin and help reduce the visible signs of skin aging. Pulsating galvanic currents are optimally designed for use on the body where the skin can benefit from enhanced fluid vibration.

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•  Optimized pulsating galvanic current aids in stimulating

skin, helps purify and refresh skin, and helps reduce the
visible signs of aging.
•  Laboratory research demonstrates that treatments with
a Galvanic current can enhance the delivery of
anti-aging ingredients for up to 24 hours.
PRODUCT BENEFITS
•  Aids in delivering key ingredients to the skin.
•  Optimized pulsating galvanic current aids in stimulating skin, helps purify and refresh skin, and helps
reduce the visible signs of aging.
•  Laboratory research demonstrates that treatments with a Galvanic current can enhance the delivery of anti-aging ingredients for up to 24 hours.

WHO SHOULD USE GALVANIC BODY SPA?

•  Women and men looking for a firmed, toned, younger looking body.
•  Women of any age with cellulite and other signs of aging on the body.

USAGE

For optimal results, use your ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa with ageLOC Body Shaping Gel once a day threedays a week on thighs, arms, buttocks, and abdomen.

You can buy your own Galvanic Body Spa Here!  It offers Guaranteed Results or your money back!

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Cellulite? Have I Got News For You!

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If you have those lumpy, dimply skin that often resembles cottage cheese or orange rinds, it’s quite normal. 9 out of 10 women have certain degree of cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, bellies and arms. But, why just woman?

Cellulite occurs when pockets of fat pushed up against connective tissue underneath the skin. Female skin tissue is thinner and less porous therefore, when fat cells push up, they’re more noticeable.

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Tips to help minimize its appearance so you can wear bikini confidently next time you go to the beach!

  1. Avoid too much sugar and salt in your diet. Sugar stores in fat cells and causes expansion, salt causes fluid retention.
  2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily helps to flush out toxins that hide in the fat layers beneath the skin. Hydration helps to plum up the skin making it look less lumpier.
  3. Switch to non-elastic undergarments made of smooth fabric with an invisible edge. Create even pressure on skin and prevent fat from being pushed up and deposited in unwanted areas. Thong and Capri length undergarments are also good choices.
  4. Massage DO work! By creating friction, you can loosen or soften those fibrous connective bands between the skin, stimulate circulation and drain excess fluids. When fat cells aren’t full, the lumps look smooth.
  5. DO NOT take diuretic products. Diuretic reduce fluid buildup for a brief period of time, and can negatively impact your digestive system.

Or alternatively, try ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa…

 

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Are you REALLY as healthy as you think?

Apple Oxidation

Free Radical Damage happening all the time.

Each day we are exposed to free radicals—unstable molecules that steal or “scavenge” electrons from other molecules. Exposure to free radical activity is a natural part of life, but in today’s world it’s possible to become overexposed and experience greater consequences of free radical damage. Environmental pollution, unbalanced diets, preservatives and additives in food, physical and mental stress introduce free radicals to your body. When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to serious health concerns later in life.

A good example of free radical damage is an apple that has been exposed to the air. If you cover one half of the exposed apple with lemon juice (lemons contain the antioxidant vitamin C) it is protected from oxidative damage (a.k.a. free radical damage) and does not darken. The half that doesn’t have any protection turns brown, which indicates oxidation, or free radical damage— that ultimately causes the apple to decay.

Just as free radicals are responsible for the decay of an apple, free radicals are also responsible for damage to tissues and cells in our bodies. Just as antioxidants are able to protect an apple from oxidation by free radicals, antioxidants can lend protection in our bodies.

Antioxidants donate or receive one extra electron to neutralize free radicals and stop the aging effects of free radical oxidation.

VegeAntioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables. They are often responsible for the bright colors we see in produce, including reds, purples, yellows, and oranges. A healthy diet is imperative to delivering antioxidants to our tissues— however the eating habits of many people do not allow for adequate intake of antioxidants. Research suggests additional sources of antioxidants may provide added protection against increased free radical exposure.

Carotenoids are an important category of antioxidants. They are primarily responsible for the reds, oranges, and yellows we see in fruits and vegetables. They are present in all plant life, and have been the focus of intense research to determine their importance in human health. In our bodies non-carotenoid antioxidants rely on carotenoids to defend and replenish themselves, so that they can continue their cell-protective work. Therefore, a high level of carotenoids in the antioxidant defense network suggests that there are also high levels of other antioxidants. The research concludes that skin carotenoid levels measured with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner correlate with, and are a good indication of, the body’s overall antioxidant defense system.

The technology of the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is based on an optical method known as Resonance Raman Spectroscopy, which has been used for many years in research laboratories. Only recently has Raman Spectroscopy been adapted to the biological sciences.

Sir C. V. Raman, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his discovery of Raman Light Scattering.

You Are What You Eat

Antioxidants from the foods  you consume become the building blocks of your cells and tissues. The greater your consumption of antioxidant-containing fruits and vegetables, the higher the concentration found in your tissues.

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The BioPhotonic Scanner measures the concentration of antioxidant carotenoids found in the tissues of your hand, as an indicator of antioxidant status.

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What does the carotenoid scores mean?

Dietary habits, lifestyle, supplementation, and genetics can each affect scanner scores. The chart below provides general parameters* that are typically associated with low, mid-range, and high scores.

Scanner scores have also been found to correlate inversely with negative lifestyle factors associated with increased exposure to free radicals.

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In other words, if you:

  • Smoke (including second-hand smoke)
  • Eat a poor diet
  • Have excess body fat

—the more likely your scanner score will be in the low range. Vice versa, the more frequently you eat a healthy diet, and live an active lifestyle— the more likely your scanner score will be in the high range.

Factors That Influence Your Score

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Raise your antioxidant defense

Nothing replaces the need for a healthy diet; you should always strive to eat 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day. But life is hectic; LifePak can provide nutrition insurance that you are getting the antioxidant-nutrients you need.

LifePak’s Proven Science—The Measurable Difference

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There are more than 200,000 published studies on the antioxidants in LifePak and nearly 800,000 published studies on its comprehensive list of 59+ ingredients. Furthermore, LifePak has been subjected to several clinical studies that have demonstrated specific antioxidant and cardiovascular benefits from regular and consistent use of LifePak. Pharmanex’s extensive testing procedures and quality control processes guarantee a highly efficacious product.

Lifepak effect

LifePak improves the foundation of your daily health by supplying the body with more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals for optimal health and energy. The 2005 USDA diet guidelines point to some persistent nutrient deficiencies (vitamins B12 and D for elderly, iron for pregnancy, etc.) and the USDA has issued the following recommendation:

Lifepak and few other Pharmanex products are listed in Physician Desk Reference

LifePak & few other Pharmanex supplements are listed in Physician Desk Reference

“…efforts are warranted to promote increased dietary intakes of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber by children and adults and to promote increased dietary intakes of vitamins A and C by adults.”

Product Benefits

LifePak provides health benefits that are the result of millions of hours of research and development throughout the world.

• Corrects nutritional deficiencies

• Targets nutritional needs at the cellular level with optimal amounts of nutrients essential for vigor and vitality

• Gives superior anti-aging benefits and cell protection by providing the body with important antioxidants and phytonutrients such as alpha-lipoic acid and catechins

• Improves and supports your antioxidant defense network with powerful antioxidants

• Supplies a comprehensive blend of nutrients to support and enhance a healthy cardiovascular system

• Provides comprehensive bone nutrition support

• Promotes healthy immune system function and support

• Supports normal blood sugar metabolism

• Offers anti-aging benefits including longevity and wellness

• Helps maintain healthy eyesight

• Promotes healthy teeth and gums

• Supports weight management efforts

• Encourages optimal skin function and protection

• Enhances energy metabolism

• Helps maintain mental performance

Did You Know?

• The DNA in each cell of your body receives 70,000 free radical hits per day.

• Today, people are living 30 years longer than a century ago.

• Almost 80% of females do not get the recommended daily amount of calcium.

• More than 9.8 billion LifePak capsules and tablets have been sold since 1992.

Usage

Take the contents of one LifePak sachet with your morning and evening meals (2 sachets/day).


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Longevity Linked with Sleep

Studies at UNiversity College of London, have found and proven that sleep deprived people age faster than those that catch enough Zzzzz’s. This new study has determined that lack of sleep will actually age the brain. Researchers asked study participants on average how much sleep they get each night, then reconnected with those same people and asked them 5 years later how much sleep they got on average. The people whose sleep actually decreased showed signs of age more than those who got enough sleep. The sleep deprived had a mental deficiency decline during cognitive testing that was equal to four to seven years of aging. Sleep regenerates neurons in the brain enabling the brain to function optimally. So how much sleep do people need in general? Six to eight hours is Key to great mental health.

Keeping your age a mystery

KEEP YOUR AGE A MYSTERY by Dr.Joe Chang

“So why do some people look younger and some people look older than their actual age? Well the team at NuSkin has been researching this exact question for years. Did you know that across the globe people feel that the biggest anti-aging question in their mind is not “Why do we get wrinkles?” or “How do our bodies lose the grip on gravity’s pull?” but rather “Why do some people look younger than their real age?”

Most often, looking young is attributed to people having good genes, but if it’s all in the genes, then aging is inevitable and you can’t do anything to change it. That answer has never been acceptable to me, so our team has delved deeply into the molecular mechanisms of aging and has learned something can be done about aging at the genetic level. It’s not about changing the genes, it’s about influencing gene expression.

IT IS IN THE GENES, JUST NOT THE WAY YOU’VE THOUGHT

When someone looks pretty, handsome, or younger than their age, your grandmother or mother would shrug and say, “Oh, she just has good genes.” And they are partly right, everyone has good genes, but the key is how your genes are being expressed. Your genes are your genes and they are fixed. They can’t be altered.

But when it comes to looking younger than your age, what scientists have discovered is that it’s not about altering the genes, but about something called youthful gene expression.”

Youth Gene Expression Before and After

NuSkin has found a way to change your gene expression. Our products target the mitochondria, the brains in our cells, that cause us to age and reverse them to a more youthful state causing us to appear younger and feel healthier, more vibrant and have more vitality.

You can learn more about the products and purchase them here.