Archive for July, 2014



So wherever I go I hear some discussion of what people ate the night before and how they are not feeling well the following day. They don’t know if it was the food, or they are allergic to something they ate or it’s just their digestive system.

Today will we talk about generic belly pain. There can be different causes of your belly pain, but more than likely you need to rebuild your digestive system. Over the years our digestive system takes a hit due to stress, types of food we are eating, and as we get older we lose stomach acid, digestive enzymes and good bacteria.

In a 2012 study published by The American Journal of Gastroenterolgy on “The Relationship between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density,” it demonstrated that the use of PPIs (example, Nexium and Prilosec) were associated with accelerated bone mineral density loss, which could increase fracture risks in the future. For this reason people are reconsidering the natural approach to a healthy digestion.

The following are supplements that have been found to be helpful for reducing symptoms and healing the digestive system as we begin to make healthier choices in our diet:

Chewable Cal Mag Plus – can neutralize stomach acids.

Optiflora Probiotic & Prebiotic System – The single most important product for a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are essential friendly bacteria that live in our digestive tract.  Optiflora is the first probiotic in the market that guarantees 98%-100% LIVE delivery of the good bacteria to the gut.

Stomach Soothing Complex – Peppermint and ginger have a calming effect on the stomach. The tablets can be swallowed or dropped into a mug of warm water and made into a soothing tea.

EZGest – comprehensive digestive enzymes essential to break down our food. The pancreas is supposed to produce enzymes, but often gets over-worked from our high carbohydrate diets or from candida yeast overgrowth.

Premium Alfalfa Complex – chlorophyll, trace minerals and natural enzymes may be the reason people find alfalfa helpful to take with meals. It also is a natural deodorizer eliminating bad breath and body odor.

These are good herbal alternatives to improve your digestive system without side effects. In addition, it repairs the digestive system versus covering the symptoms.

So start today, repair your digestive system and eat what you love.

Bon appétit!

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It’s summer, time for fun, however work and obligations don’t allow us to take a LONG enough vacation. In fact, this time of the year, reminds me of when I was a child and wanted to go out and play – I would rush, rush to get my chores done or I would miss the fun! Now I go away on weekends and have only 5 days to get my work done and I feel that same pressure.  

So summer isn’t always so relaxing, in fact it can be stressful.  So here are some tips to help reduce stress as we balance the joys of summer living with our life obligations.

  • Re-train the brain: Meditation along with deep breathing will reduce anxiety. Research suggests that meditation can change the brains neural pathways. Our brains are like a field of grass, when we walk on one path (have a repetitive thought, good or bad), it creates a grove in the brain. Meditation will help create a beneficial one versus a reactive one.

    Meditation is as easy as: Sit with your feet on the floor. Close your eyes, place one hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe and focus on bringing the breath down to your belly for a deeper breath. Inhale through the nose; exhale through the mouth saying AAAH with a sound. With each breath, elongate the exhale. Now breathe in peace and open your eyes! 

  • Tune into your body: Take a few minutes at work, or on the subway and notice areas where you are holding tension.  Focus on those areas and use your breath to release the stress. Movement forms like Qigong and Yoga are great ways to gently release stiff muscles. However, sometimes a great run, body workout or quick walk is the way to go. Stretch before. Contracted muscles are shortened muscles and can cause pain and limited movement, which why stretching before an energetic workout will help your muscles recover and you won’t have pain, tension and feel stressed! Aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day will release endorphins, a natural high!
  • What to eat to reduce the stress impact:  
    • Complex carbs like whole grain breads and oatmeal increases the level of serotonin, which is a calming brain chemical. In addition, whole grains contain Vitamin B, Magnesium and more, that help calm the nerves.
    • The ingredients in the Shaklee 180 SmootheeShaklee Meal in a Bar andShaklee Snack Bars, balance blood sugar and level off levels of cortisol and adrenaline.
    • Oranges: Vitamin C can help curb levels of stress hormones and improve the immune system. Take Vitamin C before a stressful task and you’ll reduce the level of cortisol.
    • Omega 3: Eating 3oz of cold-water fish, like salmon, tuna and mackerel, twice a week prevents surges of stress hormones.
    • Pistachios, walnuts, and almonds protect against the effects of stress by reducing inflammation. But remember, only a handful, since they contain lots of calories.
    • Raw Vegetables: A pure mechanical way for reducing stress. Munching celeries or carrots, helps release clenched jaw and ward off tension.
  • Supplements: Since we don’t eat perfectly everyday, a sophisticated supplement program is no longer a luxury but a necessity in this fast pace world, no matter the season. Let me introduce you to a product I love to recommend, The Vitalizer. Here’s a video that talks about it more, http://feelbetterin30days.com/dianarn
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Consider combining the above tips with our 5-Day Shaklee 180 Boost Program to zap the stress now. Our new program begins Monday, August 4th – to sign-up, visit our website. You MUST sign up by July 30th. 
Pick one to implement each week and see what happens in a month!

Live life with Zest, 


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