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Special: FREE Shipping on orders over $75. Ends September 30th. 

The next 5-Day Reset challenge begins October 5th – be sure to place your order soon!

When someone you love has experienced breast cancer you want to do everything possible to help others NOT go there. As many of you know my sister died of breast cancer almost 10 years ago! That is so close. It can be very scary. This blog today is about what you can do to slash the risk by 60%. That is what the experts say we can do and I find that exciting!

My approach when I work with clients as a health coach, as well as when I recommend Shaklee programs like the Life Plan, is about giving yourself the best chance.  What is the best thing I can do to have a Vital and energetic life?

Ask yourself these questions.

  1. What is your weight? Getting it to a healthy number for you at your age is of primary importance!  Experts talk a lot about BMI. It is a good indicator. There are charts available and basically you are comparing height to weight ratio. Keep it below 25 to reduce your risk. How you lose the weight is crucial. You don’t want to sabotage all your efforts. A program like Shaklee 180 is perfect! It is basically a 90-day program to build up your lean muscle so you can increase your metabolism and have more energy. Leucine is the key component of the Shakes and bars and we need a certain amount each day to preserve muscle. 90% of most programs out there will help you lose weight and MUSCLE!  So once your are off the diet,  you have to reduce your calories even more to retain the weight loss.  So the smartest diet program helps you lose fat not muscle. More fat, more estrogen and that will effect your risk level.  Try this 90-day program and lose those extra 15 pounds to reduce your risk.
  1. How many cocktails do you have per week? You can have fun with less alcohol, go for no more than one glass per day, max. I know what you are thinking…”I won’t drink all week and save it up for the weekend.” Experts frown on that. The amount you drink at one time has a major impact on your odds. Alcohol especially effects hormone-sensitive tumors.  We can have fun without cocktails, or dilute wine and have a spritzer. It’s your life.
  1. How much do you exercise? Make movement your life. Sit for no more than 90 minutes at a time. Get up and walk around! Exercise in the morning before or after work. Put it on your calendar like any other appointment. My husband & I have a date night at the Y once a week. It’s really fun! Also think about the type of exercise. What do you enjoy doing? Do you like group activity or do you like to challenge yourself with another activity like tennis? Thirty minutes a day of aerobic and 2 days of resistance is just for maintaince. Let’s go for optimal. Take a karate class, ballet or yoga class. All three have resistance as a component of them. Be creative & get off your butt for your breast health!
  1. Did you take your vitamins today? Take a comprehensive supplement program like Vitalizer and Life Plan. The programs are rich in antioxidants including vitamin C, E, B-complex and beta-carotene. Antioxidants help the cells in your breast fight cellular inflammation, which is a precursor to breast cancer. Check your Vitamin D levels to make sure you have optimal levels, not just normal range. Normal is 40ng/ml. Optimal is 60-80 ng/ml (Per Dr. Christiane Northrup). Studies show that women with optimal levels of Vitamin D have a lower risk for breast cancer.
  1. What are you saying to yourself? Let’s talk about Breast Health. Not “I am not going to get Breast Cancer!” It can be like, when we say “I am not going to get the flu” the universe hears I want the flu. And lo and behold, you come down with the flu. There is a strong mind-body connection between what we say and our health issues. Emotions are powerful and thoughts (what we say to ourselves) create emotions and emotions effect our health. My all-time favorite book about this is “Excuse me your Life is Waiting” by Lynn Grabhorn.

It is a funny thing,  what we think about expands in our life. If it is fear based, it will negatively affect the quality of our health. However, when we focus on how we can create health we can’t be thinking about the fear, we are thinking about how we can fit exercise into our program, how we can lose those 15 pounds etc. and our energies are directed there. So all you creative people out there, Let’s take charge and CREATE healthy bodies which create healthy breasts.

Want to know more specifically for you? Email me at diana@zestylifenyc.com, or come to my next event on Tuesday:  RSVP on Monday, as there is limited room.

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PS – Here’s a yummy fall smoothie recipe to get you started!

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Live Life With Zest,

 

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Beauty Secrets for Fall

Special: Free Shipping on orders over $75. Ends September 15th. 

Ready for firmer, younger looking skin?

As fall approaches, your skin will be adjusting to the cooler weather, which leaves us susceptible to wrinkles. Time to add those antioxidants to your skin!

Shaklee’s skin care line is called Enfuselle. The name means infusing cells with antioxidants.

Just Watch the magic…

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Enfuselle C+E Repair PM is a powerhouse of antioxidants that when applied to the skin are bio-activated to enhance natural collagen production for firmer, smoother, softer skin. Fine lines and wrinkles fade, while skin elasticity, resiliency, and luminosity increase. Who could ask for anything more!

I use this product in many different ways … making sure that it is part of my daily routine. While it says PM repair, often times I forget to do this at night, so I’ve found ways to work it into my morning routine.

1. I’ve combined it with the AM Repair and applied them together.

2. Other times I have added it to my foundation. This works well with most foundations – helping the spread-ability of both the foundation and the C+E

3. I have combined it with our Calming Complex which is a great hydrator – plumping up the skin. Calming complex comes to the rescue when the weather becomes the cold crisp and colorful autumn season. Fabulous for winter especially on the lips.

4. Any problem area that needs healing has benefited by applying C+E. Like breakouts, cold sores, warts, cuts.

NOTE: While the face is important, don’t forget to work the products down into the neck area. How many of us have seen pretty faces with aging, unattractive necks? And then what about those hands … any product left goes on the back of my hands!

Also try VIVIX. No, I have not applied Vivix to my skin, BUT taken orally on a regular basis helps decrease the brown spots and reduce the appearance of veins in the legs. And since Vivix rejuvenates and restores at the cellular level, the result is younger, healthier cells all over — brain, eyes, heart, joints etc for New Life!  

So approach the change of season now with these fabulous skin care remedies. There’s no need to look or feel your real age. I love it when someone asks me if my 32 year old son is my brother!

Live Life With Zest,

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Ready to Recharge?

Ready to recharge with a Five-Day Reset Plan?

The next one starts: September 8-11 (this one is 4 days because of the Labor Day holiday)

And the next one after that: October 5-9

What does a “Five-Day Reset Plan” do?

aaaaIt recharges the your body, speeds up your metabolism and kills cravings. It resets the body and you sleep better. It’s better than a fast because you are getting all the best food-based and strategic nutrition with every Shaklee Life Shake.

Here is a letter from a family who did this:

“My family really enjoyed the Shaklee 5 Day Reset Program and we all felt that we had more energy after the third day. It does effect everyone differently. My husband felt a little bloated and found that the EZGest with each snack took care of that. My daughter lost 7 pounds. She cut back her coffee to one cup a day and that worked. We all realized how important it was to drink 3 quarts of water a day.  It gets rid of cravings for sweets, breads and makes you conscious of what you are eating everyday. I even think my stomach shrunk because I don’t seem to be eating as much and I am satisfied. My husband enjoyed the Green smoothie that we had for lunch everyday. Looking forward to doing it again!”

Here is the program:

3 Life Shakes per day

Vitalizer or  Shaklee Life Strip (NEW)

2 snacks from our recommended snack list

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Optional:

 EZ-Gest –multiple digestive aid

Alfalfa: body detoxifier

Herb-Lax

Stress Relief Complex

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Here’s a great recipe to get you started!

Green Smoothie

2 scoops of Vanilla Soy or Non Soy Shaklee Life Shake

1 cup of frozen chopped greens such as kale, spinach argulua

½ cup frozen pineapple

½ cup frozen ripe banana

1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

 

It is a good habit to reset the body once a month. It will improve your breathing (allergies), waistline, skin , mental clarity, mood and recharge your weight-loss efforts!

What’s holding you back? Email me for more details!

 

Live Life with Zest!

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Please join me on September 16th to get to know your new Life Plan!

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