Happy Thanksgiving from PURE



Did you know that gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions people can experience? When we’re grateful, our brains release doses of a feel-good chemical called dopamine. That being said, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all of our PURE Customers and IBOs who have made our success this year possible (cue the dopamine rush!)

Despite the challenges of 2020, we are grateful for the many positives that have shaped our year. From our employees at the home office working together in a new, remote environment to meet our customers’ needs, to our first-ever virtual, company-wide conference that brought everyone together, we appreciate everyone’s flexibility and commitment through uncertain times.

We thank you for your loyalty and your belief in PURE—and for helping us continue to deliver Whole Health to so many across not only the U.S. but globally. PURE remains strong, and we wouldn’t be here without each of YOU. From our PURE Family to yours, we wish you the warmth and joy of the season. May your day of thanks be a special time with the ones you love and create memories you’ll carry for a lifetime.

BLACK FRIDAY, THE PURE WAY

Skip the Mask, Shop Online & Wrap up Whole Health for the Holidays

Black Friday is on Nov. 27, this year—the day after Thanksgiving, as always. Thanks to COVID-19, this Black Friday won’t exactly look like those of previous years, but that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the deep discounts that normally make it one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year. Here’s what you need to know.

According to CNET.com, a number of stores have bucked the usual holiday tradition and will be closed on Thanksgiving this year. Of course, they’ll be “open” online, and most have already started offering deals.

The changes this year are in place to help prevent shoppers from gathering inside stores, potentially causing the spread of coronavirus. Instead, you can avoid the crowd and shop the same sales from the comfort of your couch.

Seriously, there’s zero reason to go into a crowded store in the middle of a pandemic. And anyone who does venture into a store will be required to wear face masks or coverings (regardless of local ordinances), since nearly all national retailers require that precaution for entry. 

This year, online ordering will be your best bet for holiday gift shopping on Black Friday, and PURE has got you covered.

All of our Black Friday deals are up and running NOW, and there’s never been a better time to give the gift of Whole Health. Not sure what PURE products you want to gift? We’ve bundled a number of our top-sellers—from immunity boosters and superfruits to protein shakes and fat burners. It’s all curated in one place to make one-stop-shopping (and nabbing some FREE products for Black Friday!) a cinch. Browse our Holiday Bundles and get on top of your holiday gift list early.

PURE is always open online, no face mask required

Sensing a pattern here? Shop livepure.com, and you’ll get access to not only great deals, but to products that give the best gift of all this year: a healthier 2021! Stay in your pajamas, browse on your phone, tablet or laptop and keep a mug of PURE Café Hot Cocoa nearby— mask-free, no less.

Meal Prep Like a Pro

Skip the drive-through and put healthy options on repeat.

What is Meal Prep?
Meal prep is more than a food trend: It’s a handy approach you can use to make delicious, homemade (a.k.a…healthier!) food you’ll want to eat every day—without the wait. And with the holidays heading right for us, it’s a great way to take control of healthy eating habits pre-turkey, pre-holiday cookies and pre-overloading those high-cal plates to our heart’s content. Basically, it’s almost like organizing leftovers for easier breakfast, lunches, or dinners. There’s no singular way to do it, but three common types include:

1. Batch Cooking
Make big recipes at once (like on the weekends) and freezing or saving for use later.

2. Individually Portioned Meals
Divvy up portions into containers ahead of time so you can grab and go.

3. Prepped Ingredients
Do a bunch of chopping, peeling, slicing, or roasting beforehand and use those prepared components in recipes later.

Why Meal Prep?
Meal prepping can save you time and money since you’re buying and preparing home-cooked food ahead of time. Many people meal prep by shopping and cooking on the weekends, which may work better with your schedule than cramming it in during a weekday. Meal prepping can also make it easier to eat healthier (and lose weight, if that’s your goal) since the menu gets set in advance. You’re less likely to choose a not-so-great option when you’ve already had a healthy dinner at home, ready to go.

Where to Start
Before you do anything, you’re going to want to stock up on reusable, airtight food storage containers that will make your prepared ingredients or meals stay fresh longer and taste better by locking bacteria and odors out.

Once you have your meal-prepping gear, you may want to download a meal planning app, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

All set? The next step is picking your recipes. Before you do, consider these three things:

  1. Choose a meal you’d like to prepare for—breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Keep it simple by starting with one you usually eat out or skip altogether.
  2. Pick a day to do your meal prepping. Sunday and Wednesday are two common choices.
  3. Determine how much you want to prep. Experiment with prepping for two or three days before attempting five. You may not like eating the same thing the whole week.

If you’re planning on creating your own recipes, nutrition experts recommend making veggies or fruit at least 50% of whatever you’re prepping. They don’t necessarily have to come from the actual produce section, though: Frozen or canned varieties will last almost forever and work in nearly every meal.

The best foods for meal prepping:

  • Frozen vegetables: peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, green beans, veggie pastas, cauliflower pizza crust, riced veggies, veggie-based tater tots
  • Starchy vegetables: parsnip, cassava, potato, yuca, taro, parsnip, sweet potato, canned pumpkin
  • Stiff fresh vegetables: celery, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, radish
  • Sturdy greens: romaine, green leaf (dress just before serving)
  • Whole grains: oats, quinoa, barley, buckwheat, sorghum
  • Pulses: chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas
  • Lean protein: frozen or canned seafood, eggs, unsweetened Greek yogurt, skyr, reduced-sodium cottage cheese, shredded cheese, tofu, lean cuts of chicken, turkey, beef, pork
  • Whole fruits: apples, bananas, oranges, clementines, plums, peaches, pears
  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, PURE Mila chia, flax
Need some meal-prep Inspo? We’ve got you covered.

Best meal-prep recipes for breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s a good one to pick when you’re choosing which meals to prep. You want to make sure your meal is light, but also has good carbs, fiber, and protein.

Best meal-prep recipes for lunch
Salads and soups are anything but boring when you take the time to customize them to your liking. Regardless of what you pick, focus on lean protein, healthy carbs, and veggies.



Best meal-prep recipes for dinner
Add lots of color to your plate by loading up on all sorts of vegetables, including broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes, but go lighter on the carbs and grains.

Snacks and Meal-replacement smoothies
Another great grab-and-go option are make-ahead smoothies. They can be easy and filling meals or just an energy-boosting snack.

PURE Super Green Smoothie
Raspberry Gogi Smoothie Bowl
Chocolate Superfruit Smoothie

How long will meal prepped food last?

Prepared foods can remain refrigerated for 2–5 days or frozen for 3–4 months, depending on the ingredients. To play it safe and avoid foodborne illness, keep food out of the “danger zone” — temperatures between 40° F and 140° F. Sealing food in airtight packaging or storage containers will not only keep bacteria out, but also protect the flavor and lock moisture in.

Give your BONES a workout

Give your workout a lift for better bones.

Exercise is great for just about everyone. Your heart, muscles, joints, and lungs are meant to work, whether you run ultramarathons or have a seated stretching routine.

Weight-bearing, flexibility, and bone-strengthening exercises keep your bones, muscles, and joints strong. Exercise can ward off osteopenia (loss of bone density) and osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones). These bone-thinning diseases put people at a greater risk for broken bones, which can seriously limit mobility and independence. We also tend to lose muscle as we age—a condition called sarcopenia. People who develop osteoporosis or sarcopenia are considered frail: more likely to fall and more likely to break a bone.

Exercise is important for building strong bones when we are younger, and it is essential for maintaining bone strength when we are older. Because bone is living tissue, it changes over time in response to the forces placed upon it. When you exercise regularly, your bone adapts by building more bone and becoming denser.

If you’re looking for ways to give your bones the workout they need, PURE has you covered with our GPS Challenge, going on right now through Nov. 6. Join our Challenge Group today for group workouts, fitness tips and inspo to keep you moving toward your health and fitness goals. Being a part of a community with a common aim can provide a huge boost of motivation beyond the one that comes with the physical benefits of a workout, which can be helpful when you might be finding it hard to stay committed.

The PURE GPS Challenge Group is there to level up the motivation factor among everyone in the group, especially when someone has a good day. The positive vibes are infectious and spread throughout the group like wildfire, creating a positive attitude and environment for the whole group.

So get your bones in the game today! Here are 5 Examples of Bone-Strengthening Activities:

1. Strength-training
Strength-training exercises are at the heart of building bone density. During strength-training activities, resistance is added to movement in order to make muscles work harder and, over time, become stronger. Although resistance exercises focus on increasing muscle mass, they also put stress on bones and have bone-building capacity.

Elastic bands, free weights and your body weight can do wonders for your bone density.

Common types of strength training include weight machines, free weights, and exercises (such as push-ups) that use your own body weight. Elastic bands can also be used to add resistance to exercises.

A general guideline for strength training is to exercise each major muscle group at least twice a week. Be sure to rest for a full day between strength sessions.

2. Weight-bearing exercises
The best bone-strengthening activities are weight-bearing exercises. Weight-bearing describes any activity you do on your feet that works your bones and muscles against gravity. Weight-bearing exercises are those in which your feet touch the ground, such as walking and jogging. These activities gently pressure the bones to encourage them to rebuild and become denser.

When your feet and legs carry your body weight, more stress is placed on your bones, making your bones work harder. Weight-bearing exercise after young adulthood can help prevent further bone loss and strengthen bone.

Examples of weight-bearing exercise include:

  • Brisk walking and hiking
  • Jogging/running
  • Dancing
  • Jumping rope
  • Hopscotch
  • Tennis, badminton, ping pong, and pickleball
  • Team sports, such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball
  • Stair climbing

Higher impact activities, such as jogging and jumping rope, increase the weight on bones and provide more bone-strengthening benefits. 

When you add resistance to your routine, your muscles release calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that strengthen your bones. These exercises use mechanical resistance from weight-bearing, such as resistive bands or weights.

3. Balance and core exercises
Your core encompasses your stomach muscles, back muscles, and pelvic girdle. A core workout doesn’t necessarily mean doing sit-ups—remember, everything we do engages the core.

Non-impact exercises, such as yoga and tai chi, are not as effective at strengthening bone, but provide significant flexibility and balance training benefits. Non-weight-bearing exercises, such as swimming, cycling, and chair exercises, do not increase bone density but are excellent choices to strengthen muscles as well as the heart and lungs. If you have a musculoskeletal health condition, such as arthritis, that prevents you from doing weight-bearing activities, these are good alternatives.

4. Flexibility
Stretching is important to elongate the muscle fibers. There are many variations of stretches for the upper body and lower body, including the hamstrings and calf muscles, which can get very tight from sitting. To really reap the benefits of exercise, you need to add flexibility and balance training to the mix. All exercise sessions should end with stretching. Increasing your flexibility improves your ability to move easily, can reduce your risk for injury, and provides mental relaxation benefits.

5. Cardio
If you can get out of the house, a walk can offer a cardiovascular workout for your heart and lungs. If you have a gym setup available, you can exercise on the treadmill or an elliptical machine. If you need to stay home and have no aerobic equipment available, try gentle marching in place. Set a timer for 30 seconds or 1 minute at a time. Just always keep in mind, any and all forms of exercise give your bones a healthy dose of strength—for now and especially in the long run.

SOURCES

Boning up on Organic Sulfur

Keeping bones and joints healthy can mean less pain, more enjoyment in life.

If your back and joints hurt, you’re not alone, because bone and joint ailments are some of the most common problems facing millions of people today. Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is Oct. 12–20, and focuses on preventing and treating arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, and trauma affecting bones.  Anyone who has suffered from a slipped disc or even a “crick” in your neck (or back) realizes that it’s impossible to fully enjoy life when you’re in pain. According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), musculoskeletal problems are disabling conditions that cost American businesses almost $874 billion from 2009 to 2011. Bottom line, it’s hard to have fun, travel or even relax when you’re in pain.

Bone and Joint Health National Action Week is co-sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative and the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health. Both organizations have set their sights on improving the prevention of bone and joint problems so that those impacted by these conditions can have an increased awareness of treatment options, resources, and research.

5 Bone-jarring Realities
1. You lose bones over your lifetime
You were born with 300 bones, but as you age, they fuse together leaving you with a measly 206 bones.

2. These bones are plentiful
With the 54 bones you have in your hand, fingers and wrist, you are flexible enough to write, play an instrument, and browse your smartphone.

3. Bones renew
Every seven years, you develop a new skeleton because the collagen in bones constantly replenishes itself.

4. Bones creak
When you hear that “creaking” sound in your bones as you flex your foot or other joint in your body, blame the arthritis that develops as your bone cartilage thins.

5. Your funny bone is neither funny nor a bone
The so-called funny bone is actually your ulnar nerve, running inside your elbow.

Better Bones
So, what are some of the ways we can protect our bones and joints, and have less pain as we get older? PURE’s best-selling Organic Sulfur is a great place to start.

Sulfur is both a mineral and an element that is naturally found in the protein of plants, animals and humans. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a naturally occurring dietary form of sulfur, is necessary for many important functions in the body. This includes the making of collagen, the main supportive protein of tendons, cartilage, connective tissue, and bone. Collagen is also important for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

However, the body cannot make sulfur on its own, so we have to get it from foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. When we’re not getting enough of these types of foods in our diets, Organic Sulfur can help supplement with the important amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. MSM is made of the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine and has been shown to help maintain healthy joints. It may also reduce stress from excessive free radicals and a lack of antioxidants.

Sulfur Stats
Organic Sulfur consists of 99.9% pure distilled MSM sourced in North America, has no added fillers, binders, excipients, artificial ingredients, or flow agents, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. MSM:

• May improve flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*

• May help alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*

• May help reduce oxidative stress in the body. These are times when the body has excessive amounts of free radicals and a lack of antioxidants.*

• May help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*

• Older adults may especially benefit from MSM due to an inadequate intake of protein, as MSM provides sulfur-containing amino acids.

So, when it comes to taking the best care of your bones and joints possible, be sure to get your fruits and veggies, and think about adding PURE’s Organic Sulfur to your daily routine. Your body will thank you—no bones about it! (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.

3 HEALTHY FALL RECIPES TO BALANCE OUT BAKED GOODS SEASON

Stuffed Acorn Squash…ALMOST
too pretty to eat

These meals are proof that heathy doesn’t have to be boring. From grain bowls to squash boats to sweet potato dishes, there are plenty of healthy, delish recipes to get you through fall without totally undoing your summer health strides.

Stuffed Acorn Squash
All our favorite fall flavors come together in this surprisingly easy and super flavorful stuffed acorn squash. For a vegetarian variation, sub out sausage for shiitakes or button mushrooms sautéed in butter or olive oil.



INGREDIENTS
3 small acorn squash
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c. farro (what is farro?)
2 c. plus 2 tablespoons apple cider, divided
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each end off squash and halve. 
  2. Use a spoon to remove seeds and brush all over with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast until tender, 30-35 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, make farro: in a medium sauce pan, combine farro with 2 cups cider, 1 cup water, and thyme sprigs. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is evaporated and farro is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. If your liquid is evaporated and farro is not yet tender, add more water a ¼ cup at a time. Remove thyme sprigs.
  4. Meanwhile, make filling: in a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon and stirring occasionally until golden and cooked through, 5 minutes. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon onto a paper-towel lined plate.
  5. Drain most fat from the skillet, reserving about 1 tablespoon for cooking. Add onion and celery and cook until soft, 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and chopped thyme and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
  6. Add kale and cook, stirring frequently. Add remaining 2 tablespoons cider after 4 minutes of cooking, then cook 4 minutes more, or until kale is tender.
  7. Add cooked farro and sausage to skillet with vegetables and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Divide mixture among the 6 squash halves. Switch oven to broil and broil until tops are golden and filling is warmed, 2 to 3 minutes.

Buddha Bowls
The beauty about grain bowls is that they’re infinitely adaptable. You can roast just about any veggie and it’ll taste amazing in this recipe. You’re not gonna want to skip the peanut butter dressing though. It’s insanely addictive and sure to be a new favorite if you’ve never tried it. 

Bowl full of goodness

INGREDIENTS
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large red onion, diced
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. Juice of 1 lime1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
4 c. cooked brown rice
1 avocado, thinly sliced
2 c. baby spinach
1 tbsp. Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
1 tsp. Toasted sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. On a large baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes and onion with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium- high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Season chicken with garlic powder, ginger, salt, and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, and honey. Whisk in sesame oil and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil until smooth.

Divide rice among four bowls and top each with sweet potato mixture, chicken, avocado, and baby spinach. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds and drizzle with dressing before serving.

Sweet Potato Salad
You’ll love this salad warm, straight from the oven. But it’s also very good at room temperature one (two or three) days later. You can bulk it up with leafy greens like baby spinach, put it in a wrap, or even top it with a fried egg.

Fallin’ hard for sweet potatoes

INGREDIENTS
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 lb.)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
2 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. crumbled feta
1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley

FOR THE DRESSING
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground paprika
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes and red onion in oil then season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Distribute them evenly on sheet in a single layer. Bake until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, make dressing: In a small bowl or in a medium liquid measuring cup, whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey, and spices. Gradually pour in oil, whisking constantly until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Toss sweet potatoes with dressing, cranberries, feta, and parsley. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Working out at Home: Tips to Stay Motivated

(And the PURE Challenge Group can Help!)

Take your workouts one day at a time.

Let’s face it, getting motivated to work out at home isn’t easy for most, and what can be much harder is staying motivated to continue exercising at home.

We all know you need self-discipline to go to the gym, but it’s even more challenging when you’re working out at home. You have to face the at-home temptations that can easily take you off course. Here are several go-to tips to help you stay you on top of your fitness goals and off your couch right now.


Make room for a laptop to access any online workouts you don’t want to miss.

Create Your Own Space
Having a home gym is an excellent way to feel that you’re in control. Although you don’t have to put your home on the market and purchase new digs to find a spare room solely for working out, you want to keep all of your equipment in one room.

When all of your equipment is organized in one set area, it can make exercising less of a chore and more of a regular habit. When the mood strikes, you don’t want any additional obstacles to stand in your way.

Schedule Time to Work Out
Let’s be honest, the first 5 or 10 minutes of working out can be really hard, especially when you have a list of excuses ready in your mind. To make it easier to fit in a daily workout, delegate a set time each day to exercise.

Based on your schedule, commitments, and the flexibility of working out at home, you can set a designated time to lift weights, run on the treadmill, do circuit training or practice yoga moves.


Work out with a Friend or Group
A workout buddy can help keep you on track when you’d much rather stay in bed and watch TV.

The accountability that a friend or group can bring can motivate and inspire. This is where the PURE Fitness Challenges can really be the boost you need to either start a new workout program or mix things up a bit. During the month of September, we’ve got you covered with the Fit for Fall Fitness Challenge. Be sure to hop on the Challenge Group FB Page for daily fitness challenges designed to push you a little further each day. Tag us with #PUREFitForFall to show us your progress, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a cool swag prize!


Ditch the Electronics
It’s best to keep your phone and other electronics safely out of reach until you’ve finished, at least with your strength training part. You could use your phone during cardio as it can help time pass by faster.


Prepare your Workout Routines in Advance
Before you work out, search the Internet, fitness magazines and smartphone apps for some of your favorite moves. When you’re ready to exercise, you won’t waste additional time wondering what to do.

The last thing you want is your brain to start thinking what’s going to be next exercise. This adds unnecessary fatigue on your brain that can cause you to quit in the middle. You want to know exactly what you are going to do next, just plan your exercises before starting.

You can even keep track of the areas of the body you would like to work on each day. You can go old-school and just write it down a notepad or use one of the many smartphone apps out there. Designate specific days for cardio, stretching, abs, legs, glutes, biceps, triceps, chest, deltoids and back.


Wear Workout Clothes  
Although you won’t be heading to the gym, you want to have your gym clothes and shoes within reach. Studies also show that what you wear can also impact your exercise performance.

The right workout gear can make all the difference in your attitude.

Enclothed cognition is a psychological phenomenon that suggests certain clothes may trigger mental changes that can impact performance positively. The next time you dig out old sweats and a tank top, switch them out for some rockin’ workout gear.


Pump Up the Volume
Similar to breaking in a new pair of workout shoes, music is a must-have key to your performance. Exercising with the right tunes has become a common necessity, and can help power you through any workout. Recent studies find the connection between your feet and ears boosts your efficiency. The right songs can also tell the voice in your head that is signaling for you to quit, to go an extra 10 minutes instead.


Switch Up Your Workouts
Doing the same routine over and over can be boring. You’ll be more prone to sticking to your at home workout regimen when you switch things up. Change your routine from time to time to avoid mental boredom and break strength plateau.

To make cardio less monotonous and more interesting try to spice up things, like running up and down stairs in between weight-lifting sessions. On nice days, get outdoors and run laps around your home and yard. Set up stations with weights, jump rope, exercise bands and kettlebells.

At the end of the week when your body is sore, try yoga, Pilates or Zumba as a special reward. Your body also adapts to your repetitions. 

YOU’VE GOT THIS.

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SEPTEMBER: 10 TIPS FOR SELF IMPROVEMENT MONTH

ON THE WAY TO A BETTER YOU.

September is all about new beginnings. It’s a new season and many people begin new routines that will carry them through the rest of the year. Plus, September has been officially designated as Self-Improvement Month. We can’t think of a better time to start anew and better yourself! It’s time to think of every day as an opportunity to take simple steps that will help you look, feel and live better. To get you started, we’ve gathered this list of hints that you can use to build a happier and healthier you this September.

  1. Reset your habits. We make lots of choices every day. However, we also do many things without thinking simply because they’ve become habits. The good news is that not all habits are harmful. There are many healthy habits that can turn your September into a successful start to a new season. Even better, research shows that it can take as little as 66 days to build a new habit that’s good for you, says University College London. This can include drinking more water, starting a new exercise routine, getting more sleep or even cutting down on screen time. Now is the perfect time to give PURE’s Fit for Fall Challenge a go! Check out daily fitness challenges (starting 9/7) HERE. They’ll that get a little harder each day—we can’t wait to see how much you can improve in just a few weeks!  

  2. Practice Positivity. You have more control of your inner dialogue than you realize. By making a concentrated effort to think positive thoughts, you can improve your mood and your health. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that people with a family history of heart disease who also had a positive outlook were one-third less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event within five to 25 years than those with a more negative outlook. They also explain that smiling reduces heart rate and blood pressure during stressful situations, even if it’s a fake smile. You really can fake it ’til you make it!

  3. Give yourself goals. Every achievement, big or small, starts with a goal. And the goals you are most likely to reach are specific and attainable. Simply saying you want to lose weight or stay in touch with old friends, for example, makes it easy to keep putting those things off. Instead, define your goals as “fitting into my favorite dress for a wedding” or “calling one friend every week.”

  4. Make time to read. We all spend more time than ever looking at the screens of electronics. It’s time to put down your smart phone and pick up a good old book! Taking time to read books helps both our bodies and our minds: Research shows that reading can reduce stress levels by up to 68 percent, says the University of Minnesota. Whether you enjoy inspirational self-help, biographies or fantasy fiction, there’s a book out there for everyone. Audio books are also a great option when you’re on the go! Listen to them on your commute, your daily jog or while you’re cooking up a healthy meal.

  5. Meditate Daily. Taking a little time each day to clear your mind of your daily cares and concerns can help you enjoy a stress-free September. According to Mayo Clinic, meditation has been shown to decrease the symptoms of high-blood pressure, chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, sleep problems and more. You can find many apps and online videos to help you get started. However, the basics are simple: sit in a comfortable position in a place that’s as free from distractions as possible. Focus on the rhythm of your breathing and let any thoughts or worries that enter your mind drift away. All you need is 10 minutes to get the benefits of this little break from the rush of daily life.

  6. Accept Setbacks. No matter how motivated and focused we are, sometimes forces beyond our control prevent us from reaching our goals. Too often, that makes us feel like giving up, as if we’ll never succeed. However, progress rarely goes in a straight line. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that even when we go two steps forward and one step back, we have moved closer to our goal.

  7. Cook Often. When you prepare your own food, you pay attention to the ingredients and can avoid unhealthy additives like salt and sweeteners. If you don’t have much experience cooking, start off simple and practice your skills before you take on more elaborate dishes. Don’t know where to begin? Check out some of our favorite PURE healthy recipes.

  8. Sleep More. You might not think of sleeping as a way to improve your life. However, so many of us are chronically tired that it actually harms our mental and physical health. Lack of sleep even increases our chances of overeating and makes it harder for us to lose excess weight, says Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. Try your best to stick to a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule. If you find yourself tired in the middle of the day, taking a 20-minute nap can refresh you without disrupting your night-time sleep. And to get even better sleep (and burn a few calories while you do it!) give PURE’s SleepTrim a try.

  9. Lose weight. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, being overweight or obese can lead to a wide range of health concerns, such as diabetes and heart disease. Losing the excess weight can reduce your risk of these problems, as well as promote positive feelings, a sense of accomplishment and better self-image. Looking for a way to kickstart your weight-loss goals? Give the PURE 7-Day Detox a try.

  10. Be grateful, be happy. Simply being thankful for the most basic things that we have in our lives—food and shelter, health and safety, family and friends—improves our sense of well-being. Practicing gratitude is associated with “greater life satisfaction,” according to research, published in the medical journal Psychiatry. And what better way to improve ourselves this September than to be happier about all the good things we have.

A new season starts today.


“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna


SUMMER RECAP: NEW PRODUCTS TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN

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Summer is winding down, but PURE has been bringing the heat all season with the launch of several exciting new products. We introduced everything from an addition to our immune-boosting line-up to an all-in-one, free-radical fighting powerhouse. Plus, we rolled out our new Vegan Shake and an upgraded, better-than-ever formula for our popular Nutrition Shakes in tasty chocolate and vanilla. In case you missed all the hoopla, here’s our NEW PRODUCT RECAP for Summer 2020.

 


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Immune+
Staying healthy and keeping our immune systems running at max efficiency has been top of mind for all of us this year. PURE recently powered up its line of immunity boosting products with Immune+, which can provide an added layer of protection and confidence you can count on every day.

The main ingredient in Immune+, Wellmune®, is supported by over a dozen clinical studies that have consistently demonstrated:

  • The ability to support healthy human immune responses to stress in a variety of populations.
  • Enhancement of key immune functions.
  • An improvement in an overall sense of well-being in people of all ages experiencing physical or lifestyle stress.

Immune+ joins PURE immunity supporters already in play: Immune6, Skin Defense and Silver—all designed to give you added peace of mind when it comes to making sure you’re doing all you can to keep your immune system as strong as possible.

 

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Another new product that made a splash this summer is our Vegan Vanilla Nutrition Shake. This fresh take on shakes is a 100% plant-based protein formula with no dairy, sugar, gluten, soy or artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. With a rich, creamy vanilla taste, it boasts 100% plant-based sources of vitamins and minerals (plus a whole lot more great stuff).

It’s also an effective weight-loss tool to add to your daily fitness arsenal. It contains potato extract, which has shown through clinical trials to increase feelings of fullness, and helps maintain normal post-meal blood sugar levels.

Containing 20 grams of plant-based protein and just 5 net carbs, the formula has been meticulously crafted with premium proteins, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help you feel (and look!) your best.

When mixed with 8 oz of dairy-free milk, the Vegan Shake can safely replace up to two meals per day (for adults), without foregoing essential nutrients the body needs.
Here’s a few benefits our Vegan Nutrition Shake brings to the table:

  • Lean Green. The 100 % plant-protein formula is made up of rice, pea, fava bean, and mung bean.
  • All Natural. Contains 100% plant-based sources of vitamins and minerals, derived from an organic blend of carrot, spinach, broccoli, parsley, pumpkin seed, cranberry, sunflower seed, chlorella, shiitake mushroom, and maitake mushroom.
  • Potato Power. The formula contains potato extract, which has demonstrated in clinical trials to:
    • Provide increased feelings of fullness
    • Assist in weight loss, including significant reductions in waist and hip measurements. See recommended use for best results.
    • Help maintain normal post-meal blood sugar levels
  • MCT Boost. “MCTs” (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are metabolized faster than other sources of fat. MCTs can help manage weight, as they have been shown to reduce body fat, increase metabolism and curb appetite. They can also improve physical performance during exercise.
  • No Bad Stuff. The shake formula contains no dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. The formula is caffeine free, which allows safe usage among children and individuals sensitive to caffeine.

 

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Every day, our body’s cells are either dying or replicating into new cells. Normal cell-to-cell communication is necessary for the development of new cells and for the maintenance of healthy cells.

In today’s environment, the body is bombarded with an exceptionally high number of damaging free radicals and toxins, known as oxidative stress, which can destroy the body’s healthy cells. Too many free radicals can contribute to many age-related conditions.

PURE introduced an effective way to combat these damaging effects with the launch of PurXcel™ in July. A blend of 18 proprietary ingredients, the formula is designed to help cleanse, balance and build the body through its ability to neutralize harmful free radicals and remove toxins.*

Glutathione is our body’s master antioxidant system and detoxifier. Daily exposure to free radicals and other toxicants depletes glutathione stores in the body. When we have more toxins and free radicals than our body knows how to handle, our overall health is impacted in many ways. An excess of free radicals and toxicants is also called oxidative stress. The level of glutathione in our body greatly impacts how well we age. Reduced glutathione levels is normal consequence of aging. An important aspect to aging well is to keep our glutathione levels up.

What can decrease glutathione levels in the body?

  • Normal aging
    · UV radiation
    · Cigarette smoke
    · Excess alcohol consumption
    · Environmental toxins and chemicals
    · Prescription medicationsAloe Vera Acemannan is another key ingredient in PurXcel. It contains Phytonutrients from the aloe vera plant assist in supporting a healthy anti-inflammatory response, ultimately helping to bolster the body’s immune system.

Through PURE’s Cleanse, Balance, Build Philosophy, PurXcel offers a number of the following key health benefits*:

  • Helps support and boost the immune system
  • Targets and combats the negative effectives of oxidative stress and environmental toxins
  • Increases ability to fight environmental stressors, which contribute to the aging process
  • Helps improves overall feeling and sense of well-being
  • Can contribute to a more youthful appearance
  • Helps eliminate toxins from the body
  • Can contribute to more restful sleep and more energy and focus

The power of 3 with TriActive Technology—a comprehensive blend of antioxidants, including 3 powerhouse ingredients: glutathione, superoxide dismutase, and aloe acemannan:

Glutathione
PurXcel’s proprietary forms of key ingredients Glutathione (GSH) and Superoxide (SOD) Dismutase have clinically demonstrated to help the body fight free radicals by neutralizing their effect. Glutathione also helps remove toxins within body’s cells.


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As always, the PURE 360 Shake shake has been meticulously crafted with premium proteins, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help you look and feel your best. Our new formula, now called the PURE Nutrition Shake, debuted last month and delivers an effective way to add healthy fats, lessen carb intake and provide an effective source of protein. Another great change? The new formula now comes in a handy tub instead of a bag.

And just like our Vegan Shake, our updated formula still contains a potato extract and fiber blend that helps the body control feelings of hunger. Another benefit? The new formula contains MCT oil powder. MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, are metabolized faster than other fat sources—lessening the possibility of being stored in the body as fat.

MCTs help manage weight, as they have been shown to reduce body fat, increase metabolism and curb appetite. They can also give you an extra edge during your workouts!

What other benefits do our Nutrition shakes bring to the table?  Here’s the skinny:

  • Fewer carbs. Our shakes contain just 5 net carbs per serving.
  • No caffeine. This makes our shakes safe for children and those sensitive to caffeine.
  • Packed with protein. The formula boasts 19 grams of protein.
  • No bad stuff! All-natural sources with no added sugar, gluten, artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners.

And, whether you’re Team Chocolate or Team Vanilla, we’ve got you. Both delicious flavors in the new shakes are here to help you stay healthy, satisfied and on track with your weight management goals. When combined with Metabolic One and Cleanse as part of the 7-Day or 28-Day Detox, you can start losing weight in as little as one week.

Summer 2020, that’s a new product wrap. Stay tuned, as we have a few surprises up our sleeves for fall (hint, hint: did someone say ‘pumpkin everything?!’)

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.

TAKING IT TO THE TOP

PURE Leader is First to Reach Elite Achievement Rank in Africa, turning Opportunity into Reward

 

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Moses Egbiremhon, Chairman Black Diamond, PURE Africa

When Moses Egbiremhon first decided to join the PURE family in Nigeria, Africa, he started putting the work in from the ground up. “I spent the first days with PURE watching network marketing videos by Bryan Caruthers, Dexter Yega and many other successful MLM top earners,” he said. “You have to push through the challenges of consistent rejection so you can ultimately reach the right leaders.”

Those early efforts and never-give-up attitude laid the foundation for Egbiremhon’s success, as he recently became the first person at PURE in Africa to reach the top rank of Chairman Black Diamond—a shining moment for his career and for the future of PURE.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Port Harcourt with a degree in Human Anatomy, Egbiremhon’s passion for business entrepreneurship first lead him into the field of Network Marketing in 2013. Since then, his strong work ethic and marked leadership skills have driven his stand-out success.

Egbiremhon has built a strong PURE team with his servant leadership, role-modeling of best practices and a focus to help others succeed.

Egbiremhon attributes his success to putting in the work from the very beginning of his PURE journey. Always building upon every win, Egbiremhon, kept moving forward and growing his business and his team with PURE. He considers his greatest achievement to be raising successful leaders who have succeeded in raising up other successful leaders.

“I recommend using the products first, and then sharing your experience with others to build a strong team,” he said. “I love that PURE products are helping to change the narrative of health for people in Africa. Also, people who work hard are paid for their efforts and success.”

Egbiremhon is the brain behind his team’s rallying mantra, “Project One Million,” a unique strategic thrust to motivate, lead and socially connect his team. “I think the best form of motivation is to have my team members see me actually doing what I say I’m going to do,” he said.

Egbiremhon is also a successful life and health coach. He is the founder and president of Above Average Community, a group driven by a passion to help others live their healthiest, best lives.

He says that joining PURE has brought his dreams back to life, and he hopes to pass this on to as many as he can. “Being a part of PURE has fulfilled so much in my life,” he said, “From here, I hope to drive as many people as I can to my level.”

Dr. Ben Peter,  the Vice President of PURE Europe, Middle East, and Africa, congratulated Egbiremhon on his significant achievement, noting that Moses has built a dynamic team.

“Moses is one of the most prolific leaders at PURE with a strong leadership base,” Peter said. “He has duplicated these leadership strengths with so many in his team, and now they are also doing great. His hard work has definitely contributed to PURE’s recent growth in Africa—and we’re excited to be expanding throughout the region.”

Egbiremhon has consistently maintained the Diamond Executive status from the moment he first reached the elite achievement, and he has continually climbed the ranks to become PURE Africa’s first Chairman Black Diamond.

“Moses’ story is a great inspiration to many,” said Peter. “We have seen the trend and know that Crown Diamond is loading really fast for him. Pure Africa is very proud to have such driven and committed leaders. We congratulate Moses Egbiremhon for his amazing leadership.”

Egbiremhon lives with his wife and baby in Nigeria, Africa.

 


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