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BUILDING A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM THROUGH GOOD NUTRITION

In today's world, now more than ever, we need to pay attention to our health and strengthen our immune systems to fight disease. I invite you to learn more about the key nutrients that impact your immune system and what supplements we recommend to build a healthy body.

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DO WE REALLY NEED VITAMINS ?

By Roberta Campanaro

Here are the facts. You decide.

The nutrients our bodies need are classified into two groups, micronutrients and macro nutrients. Micro-nutrients include proteins, fats, carbohydrates and water. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. Micronutrients are actually compounds needed in very small amounts to support cellular function and growth. They regulate many of the body’s chemical processes. Those processes include important things such as :

Nerve function

DNA synthesis

Bone formation

Metabolism

Fluid balance

Electrolyte balance

Blood clotting

Cell oxygenation

Reproduction

Fetal formation

REM sleep

While we only need small amounts of these micro nutrients they are vital to our long-term health. In fact, we may feel fine much of the time when we have low supplies of essential vitamins and minerals, but over a long period of time the body cannot properly substitute for their absence and disease will most definitely set in. Many of these micro-nutrients are referred to as essential nutrients, which by definition, means our bodies cannot produce them. They must come from an outside source such as fruits and vegetables.

For generations mankind could find all of the macro and micro-nutrients needed in the foods they ate. However over the past 100 years the western diet has been dramatically altered through engineering the physiology of livestock, changes in farming, depletion of nutrients in our soil and the introduction of processed foods. Today we find ourselves surrounded by inferior, even harmful, protein sources; fruits and vegetables with depleted nutrient supply and an unhealthy abundance of tempting, high calorie, low- nutrition foods. Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are just a few of the diseases we are faced with from poor nutrition. To add to our problems from an altered food supply, the 2009 CDC report stated that only 14% of American adults and 9.5% of us teens eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables; and the American Diabetes Association suggests that more than 25 million children and adults in this country have diabetes, which is brought on by a high sugar diet. The modern diet is simply unable to supply the nutrition we need to live a long and healthy life. With that in mind, we believe everyone should consider taking supplements, but take the time to learn which supplements you need and which supplements and both safe and effective!

Here are a few suggestions:

Meet with a nutritionist or health coach to determine what your individual body needs. Everyone is different!

Choose a supplement made from whole foods. Never take synthetic vitamins.

Always take a vitamin with a strong cell delivery system. Many supplements deliver little to no nutrition as a result of a poor delivery system.

Always make sure your supplements such as omega 3s have been properly purified to prevent issues such as mercury poisoning.

Contact a representative from 123 Go lean 4 Life. We would love to answer all of your questions and help you find the right supplements!

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February 14, 2019

A HEALTHY HEART

By Roberta Campanaro

 Today I would like to discuss some of the merits in taking Omega 3 fatty acids, delving into cardiovascular care. Omega 3s have been proven to lower bad cholesterols (LDLs), increase good cholesterols (HDLs) and lower triglyceride levels. All of this work is incredibly important, especially if you would like to stop taking statin drugs. In fact, if you are currently taking statins, such as Lipitor or Zocor, consider trying a natural route instead. Natural remedies work for many people. I suggest you consider all of your options since statin drugs can have negative effects on your muscular system, liver and kidneys, while reducing the body’s ability to manufacture the enzyme Co-Q10. Many people who should move away from statin drugs experience muscular pain first. If you are taking statins and experience any chronic pain, your body may be trying to tell you something. Listen to your body and take some time to learn alternative remedies for battling high cholesterol.

Natural remedies start with Omega3s, but only those that come from deep sea cold water fish oil which has been properly purified to prevent contamination from toxins such as mercury and PCBs. (Never take fish oil supplements if you are unsure of the purifying system being used). As previously mentioned, omegas battle cholesterol manufactured by your body, but do not address cholesterol you consume in your diet. I recommend adding phytosterols to your regimen. These wonderful plant sterols come from vegetable oils, seeds, nuts and coniferous trees. They block the absorption of cholesterol consumed in your diet. Picture a parking lot with numerous empty spaces. These are the sites in your intestines where cholesterol is absorbed. Only cholesterol and phytosterols can fit in these parking spaces. So, the phytosterols race to park there before the cholesterol arrives in the parking lot. Thus, cholesterol has no place to go and is carried out of the body. A high fiber diet will also work hand in hand with these plant sterols to carry excess cholesterol out. Now you might be tempted to add nuts, seeds and coniferous plants to your diet, but in order for phytosterols to work properly, they must be delivered to the body in a fatty substance. This is where Omega 3s from fish oil come into play, providing the perfect carrier for the phytosterols.

My favorite patented technology combines Omega3s and phytosterols, while adding much needed CoQ10 and alpha lip-oleic acid. CoQ10 is a vital component of every cell and is responsible for producing energy in all cells. Some organs, such as the heart, require high levels of this coenzyme to function well. Unfortunately, as we age we produce less and less of this component and people with heart disease produce a minimal amount. Alpha lip-oleic acid is a fatty acid which helps fight free radical damage. In fact, it is so effective in fighting free radicals, it is considered a super antioxidant. These wonderful natural ingredients can be found together in a few products I love called Phytomega and Cardio-Omega.

I also recommend a supplement made from red grape skin & seed extract containing high levels of resveratrol and anthocyanins. And while we are at it, let’s add quercetin, green tea and bromelain for added protection! All of these ingredients together impact endothelial health and blood platelet activity, while providing excellent antioxidant protection. Let me explain.

Endothelial health refers to the body’s ability to keep blood flowing quickly and smoothly throughout its cardiovascular system. For blood to flow well the arterial walls must remain flexible, elastic and clear of any friction or blockage. This is a tall order for the aging heart. Caring for the endothelial cells that line the entire circulatory system is crucial!

My recommended circulatory supplement starts this care with red grapes that provide phenolic compounds such as resveratrol and anthocyanins. These ingredients encourage endothelial (blood vessel) relaxation and minimize the buildup of plaque, preventing hardening of arteries and arterial blockage. Phenolic compounds also cause the production of antioxidant enzymes, which are more powerful than regular antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E! Quercetin, a flavonoid found in onions and certain fruits, further improves blood vessel activity, while maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. This flavonoid works alongside green tea extract and bromelain to provide anti-inflammatory properties, and additional endothelial and blood platelet function. At the end of the day, these magical ingredients can help lower blood pressure, prevent hardening of the arteries, prevent blood platelet aggregation ( Blockage) and improve blood flow throughout the entire body. So, if you are looking for a scientifically patented product that can do all of these things then it’s time to discover Provex-CV. You’ll be oh so glad you did!


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January 15, 2019

 CHOOSING GOOD SUPPLEMENTS

 By Roberta Campanaro

Today I would like to talk about the importance of scientific patents on nutrition products. It’s not easy to obtain scientific patents. So when any company mentions they have earned them you should take notice. A scientific patent is quite different from a regular patent. Let me explain. Flintstone Vitamins, which we are all quite familiar with, have a patent on using Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone as figures for their vitamins. There is obviously no scientific research behind this patent, but the manufacturers have their patent to prevent other companies from using their cartoon characters. On the other hand, to receive a scientific patent the product and the claims that product makes are put under a looking glass. In fact, when a company or doctor applies for a scientific patent the product and the claims made about it are reviewed and tested by other doctors and scientists in that field. We call this peer review. Numerous tests are run over a lengthy period of time to ensure that the claims made about that product are accurate and can be scientifically proven to be true. In addition, scientific patents are only given when the science behind a product is unique and has not been done before. In other words, patents are only given to products with cutting edge science.

Our recommended manufacturer has numerous unbelievable products developed by both in-house doctors and doctors from universities across the country. We are asked not to mention the company name on our own personal websites. So I will avoid that. However, I am happy to share their name with you if you fill out our contact form or contact my office.

Back to our discussion about patents and my reasons for choosing a particular manufacturer of nutraceuticals. Almost every nutrition product they manufacture has been awarded a scientific patent to prove their unique science and viability, ensuring they have undergone scrutiny through peer review. Their Oligo cell delivery system has been awarded two scientific patents. You can research those patents on both the US patent website and under Dr. Alexander B Rabovsky from George Washington University. This research will lead you to several other articles in medical and nutrition journals which recognize their patented cell delivery system. In fact, if you are really curious about how all their products stack up against other companies, you can do a comparison of the number and type of scientific patents awarded to them and all of our competitors. Once you have done your research, I am sure you will understand why, as a Nutritionist, I have chosen to promote their products. As for the ever popular Flintstone Vitamins, they may taste good and look enticing to kids, but you can’t judge a book by its cover!

WHY GO GREEN?


By Roberta campanaro


Our world today is filled with chemicals. We find them in the foods we eat, the water we drink, medications we take, and in every bath and body or cleaning product we use in our homes. We have inundated ourselves with substances foreign to the human body. Unfortunately many of these chemicals are stored by the body in our fat cells and it’s quite difficult for our body to process them. Research shows these stored chemicals can lead to diseases such as asthma, respiratory disease, fibro-myalgia, autism, learning disabilities and numerous forms of cancer, but did you know they can also lead to liver disease and obesity?

When chemicals enter the body, they are filtered through the liver where they are deposited in our fat cells. Once in the fat cell they lock the fat in, making it very hard to shed unwanted pounds. That fat surrounds our organs and even builds up in the liver causing a fatty liver, unhealthy organs, illness and obesity. In addition, many of these unhealthy chemicals enter our environment and destroy the world around us! So common sense would tell us that we need to detoxify our body, remembering that we take in chemicals from the air we breathe, the products we put on our skin and the products we ingest.

Here are a few suggestions to help you go green

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to learn about the 500 different green products we can introduce you to at wholesale pricing.

Start to read labels and take the time to understand what products are really green. Many companies claim their cleaning products are green but they are not! Laws on what is considered green are very lax, so buyer beware.

Go to checknet.org to see what chemicals are most harmful to children

Go to the American Cancer Prevention Coalition to learn about the most dangerous products in the marketplace today and get them out of your home!

Read what the American Lung Association has to say about the chemicals we use every day.

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