Coffee an old antioxidant, making new strides

When the Ink Spots sang “I love the java jive and it loves me” in 1940, they could not have known how right they were!

Coffee not only helps clear the mind and perk up the energy, it also provides more healthful antioxidants than any other food or beverage in the American diet, according to a study released Sunday.

Of course, too much coffee can make people jittery and even raise cholesterol levels, so food experts stress moderation.

The findings by Joe A. Vinson, a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, give a healthy boost to the warming beverage.

“The point is, people are getting the most antioxidants from beverages, as opposed to what you might think,” Vinson said in a telephone interview.

Antioxidants, which are thought to help battle cancer and provide other health benefits, are abundant in grains, tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables.

Vinson said he was researching tea and cocoa and other foods and decided to study coffee, too.

His team analyzed the antioxidant content of more than 100 different food items, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, oils and common beverages. They then used Agriculture Department data on typical food consumption patterns to calculate how much antioxidant each food contributes to a person’s diet.

They concluded that the average adult consumes 1,299 milligrams of antioxidants daily from coffee. The closest competitor was tea at 294 milligrams. Rounding out the top five sources were bananas, 76 milligrams; dry beans, 72 milligrams; and corn, 48 milligrams. According to the Agriculture Department, the typical adult American drinks 1.64 cups of coffee daily.

That does not mean coffee is a substitute for fruit and vegetables.

“Unfortunately, consumers are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are better for you from an overall nutritional point of view due to their higher content of vitamins, minerals and fiber,” Vinson said.

The proof is in the Scan

There is a machine called a Biophotonic Scanner that was put out by a company called Pharmanex.  This company has the right ideas, keeping folks younger longer by addressing the genes that start to fade as we age.  This new technology has recently made a break through in the health care industry.  About 6 months ago I had my first scan using the biophotonic scanner and  my score was disgraceful coming in as an “F” according tot he technician tending the machine.  It was mentioned to me that there was a great new supplement on the market that could raise my scan score guaranteed. Started taking it and it raised my score, meaning I now have more anti oxidants in my body.  But the kicker is, since I started drinking more coffee my score rose even more. Not only does coffee make me human in the am, it is an incredible anti oxidant!  Yea coffee!!!!  finally something that good for you.

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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.

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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

Factor influence score

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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STRESS = EATING?

If stress trigger your need to put some food in your much, why not reach for something healthy that will also help alleviate the stress?  What type of food does that you ask?  Well check out these favorites…

1.  Chocolate – My number 1 favorite.  Eating a 1 oz. piece of dark chocolate can bring on a feeling of calm in less then 2 minutes according to researchers at UCLA.  The feeling can last up to 2 hours!  Chocolate contains a couple compounds that help boost alpha waves in the brain.  Alpha waves are the things that hep calm the brain down.  Who said eating chocolate is a bad thing!

2.  Carrots- Probably my number 2 favorite.  Munching on a handful of these crispy veggies also can help reduce nervousness by 20 percent according to those same researchers.  Actually any number of crunchy veggies can help with this.  The natural aggressive act of crunching between the teeth can actually increase endorphins  which are known to make humans feel good.  The same type of reaction that you can get from sex.  The calm effect can take place within 15 seconds of crunching!

3. Beans – Beans help to PREVENT sugar spikes.  When there are sugar spikes in blood levels a feeling of anxiety can also rear its ugly head.  Beans help equal prevent these spikes when studied among women.  Nearly 50% felts calmer after eating a bean dish (hummus).  The balanced blend of fiber, rote in and polyphenols that prevent tensions triggering blood sugar spikes and crashes can last for up to 4 hours!

Next time you feel stress or tension, its ok to eat.  But reach for something that will help you through it, not something you will feel guilty about indulging in afterwards.

 

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An Absolute MUST HAVE to look younger longer!

Galvanic treatments are used by spas and salons. It is a gentle, low current to refresh and energize the skin. These treatments, through a gently massaging action, help to focus cellular energy and enhance circulation.

Charges that are alike repel each other while opposite charges attract. By creating products to contain the specific charge and using the same charge, the currents are able to absorb the product deep down into the skin.

Nu Skin developed a patent technology, using the galvanic instrument to enhance the delivery of key ingredients up to 24 hours with only five minutes of each treatment. The galvanic instrument is a hand held home device that uses positive and negative low currents. It is light weight, battery operated machine that is used in the comfort of your own home.

With extensive research, Nu Skin found the source that causes aging: an internal free radical generator in the epidermis. Present on the surface of the cells, the age causing generator causes skin damage free radicals around the clock.

In addition to the amazing discovery, Nu Skin scientists have identified an exclusive blend of ingredients that slow down the production of the free radicals deep down in the epidermis. The technology that was designed to reduce the visible signs of aging by targeting the source aging is called ageLOC.

The ageLOC comes into two gel forms – Pre-treatment gel and treatment gel. Not only does the gels help slows down the aging signs, but it also remove impurities to revive the skin. The result reveals a clear, smoother look.

The pre-treatment along with the galvanic instrument uses a negative charge. Combined system absorbs the treatment deep down into the pores to adhere to impurities such as excess oil and pollutants. This allows the pores to breathe to soothe and condition the skin.

The treatment phase along with the galvanic instrument uses a positive charge. The positive charge attracts the negative charge from the pre-treatment gels and pulls the gels along with the dirt and impurities out of the skin. This results in promoting cellular energy, enhances skin hydration, which leaves the skin feeling soft, clean, and refreshed.

 

Treatment Phases

 
 The pre-treatment gel contains marigold extract to comfort and soothe the skin, sea kelp to moisturize and condition the skin, and vanilla extract to condition the skin These ingredients help remove impurities, allowing pores to breathe.

The treatment gel contains a proprietary ageLOC blend to help slow free radical production at its source and reducing visible signs of aging, arginine – an amino acid to help skin recover from stress, and magnesium to promote cellular energy.

 The galvanic spa can also be used on your under arms, stomach, butt, thighs, and under the chin.  The spa package comes with the body shaping gel to help tighten the skin elasticity.  If you are a mother like me, you’ll want to use it on your stomach area to tighten the flab that you get after carrying a child.  And if you have cellulite or stretch marks on your hips, the galvanic spa will help reduce the appearance. 

For those of you have lost significant amount of weight, use the body gels to tighten up the loose skin.  Also use the gel under your chin to tighten up the loose skin. 

 

The following image is a corporate released image and depicts a woman before using the Galvanic Spa and the same woman after 4 months of using the Galvanic Spa 2 times a week.  Truly impressive!Image