Catch those Zzzs with products by PURE

Was that a yawn? Did you get enough sleep last night? If you didn’t, do yourself a favor and read this post. It’s World Sleep Day® and a great opportunity to celebrate sleep because sleep is, well … dreamy!

You may already know how important sleep is for your body. Do you sleep 7 to 8 hours every night? I usually have no trouble getting to sleep and I rarely wake up in the middle of the night, though I do have some bad habits like playing games on my phone right before turning off the light. Now, getting out of bed in the morning is a totally different story. I’m not a morning person.

Whatever your sleep habits, getting quality sleep and an adequate amount are vital to health, and we’re going to discuss the benefits in this post. Lack of sleep can certainly make one cranky, but it can change more than just your mood.

Lose sleep and more

You charge your phone at night, right? Well, your body, and brain, need to recharge, too. Lose sleep and you’ll lose the ability to recall details or to focus. Your brain needs sleep to catch up. Lack of sleep may cause you to experience more negative emotional reactions and fewer positive ones.2

  • Lose sleep and your blood pressure doesn’t have time to rest, which can lead to illness.
  • Lose sleep and your muscles can’t repair themselves from the day’s activities.
  • Lose sleep and you’ll disrupt the hormones that control appetite. When these get out of balance, so does the temptation to eat unhealthily. You’ll also be more tired and less likely to exercise. Not a good combination.

Can you get too much sleep?

Yes, but we don’t want you to lose sleep over it. Sleeping too much may have the same effects as not sleeping enough. According to a study in the journal Sleep, researchers defined short sleep as six hours or less, adequate sleep as seven to eight hours and long sleep as nine or more hours.1

A study from the American Heart Association showed that people who slept for ten hours in a 24-hour period were 30% more likely to die prematurely, compared to those who slept for eight hours. Longer sleepers were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.2

Catch those Zzzs with products by PURE

If you’re not getting adequate sleep, or if you’re getting too much, we can help.

Fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed with SleepTrim, and help the body burn calories while you sleep.* Melatonin is released in two stages throughout the night, ensuring continued absorption. A Relaxation Blend of botanicals, including magnesium, L-theanine, passion flower and chamomile, helps the body relax mentally and physically.* Melatonin decreases as we age, making its consumption even more important.

Relaxed muscles are necessary for adequate sleep. CalciuMK+ can help by supplying magnesium, a mineral that relaxes muscles but also regulates blood pressure already in normal range.* CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of magnesium, providing 50% of your daily value.

GPS Reset, a product in our performance line, encourages restful sleep while enhancing muscle physiology and calorie burning. It supports the release of growth hormone (HGH) which encourages adequate sleep. Think of HGH as your body’s master hormone. It helps to maintain your health as an adult by controlling metabolism, immunity, brain functions, temperature regulation, heart health, organ and tissue growth and more. The older you get, the less your body produces it. Lose sleep and your body loses the ability to produce it as the only time the body releases HGH is when it sleeps.

GPS Reset not only helps you sleep but it helps boosts lean body mass and overnight recovery from physical activity from the day. *

Can’t stay awake? Caffeine and other botanicals might do the trick. Products like PURE Perk, PURE Café, ENERGY, GPS Energize, Matcha Vegan Shake and 360 Complete Shake work in different ways to boost your energy.* Be sure to monitor your caffeine consumption and limit it to no more than 400mg a day.

Well, I hope I didn’t put you to sleep. Then again, that might be a good thing!

1https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-sleep-trends/more-u-s-adults-losing-sleep-in-recent-years-idUSKCN1OR1FZ

2https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.118.0085523 https://www.ajc.com/news/health-med-fit-science/sleeping-the-weekends-could-help-you-live-longer-study-suggests/kGJdhV27BcObz5WhLl0nMP/

 

World Sleep Day is an awareness activity of World Sleep Society, founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF).

Ladies, it’s your day

International Women’s Day is a global celebration to celebrate you as a woman and your achievements. This day has been established in 1911 to celebrate women globally. Today, March 8, is a special day when we put the focus on you as a woman.

At PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, we are proud of our community of women entrepreneurs who set an inspirational example for others every day.  We can’t think of a better industry than direct selling where women are empowered to achieve their dreams — and achieving them you are!

Not only are you achieving your dreams, you are sharing them!

The foundation at PURE is based on relationships, and there is no one who facilitates conversations and values relationships better than you do. As mothers, sisters, best friends, veterans, daughters, girlfriends, consumers, wives, neighbors and messengers of Whole Health, you are paving the way for others who share these same values. You don’t just give back … you reach out.

“Conversations are the power that launches transformational products into the world.” – Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence

You are disrupting the industry with your determination, hard work and attitude by making lives count. You care for others, you help others accomplish their goals and you listen. Collectively, you are the visionary minds that will shape the future of PURE.

Today and every day, know how important you are. Today is your day to feel inspired. Absorb those compliments and do something special for yourself because you deserve it. At PURE, we are proud to call you family.

Do what you do best by making a positive difference in the life of another woman today. Post your #IWD2019 message on social media @livepureglobal.com and help build #BalanceforBetter.

National Hug a G.I. Day

Today, March 4, is National Hug a G.I. Day! It’s a special day to literally “march fourth” and embrace a soldier with our love!

The men and women of our country sacrifice beyond measure. Not only do they fight for our freedom, but they serve as role models during natural disasters, they provide humanitarian relief, and they deliver Whole Health! Today, and every day, we owe them a great big hug, and you can do that right here by giving back to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV): https://livepure.com/giveback/.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower said in 1945, “The truly heroic figure of this war [is] G.I. Joe and his counterpart in the air, the navy, and the Merchant Marine of every one of the United Nations.”1  Heroes are everywhere. We admire them for their courage, their leadership, their outstanding achievements and their noble qualities. At PURE, we pride ourselves on the many heroes who choose to help others maximize their true potential through health and wellness.* These Independent Business Owners (IBOs) know what it means to give back and they have a tremendous passion for others.

There’s no question that the direct selling industry is a great avenue for active and retired military and their spouses. There is flexibility in owning your own company and no formal qualifications are required. Probably one of the greatest things about direct selling is the value that the industry puts on improving the lives of others. At PURE, we strive to deliver high-quality products for your physical health, an income opportunity for your financial health, relationships and events for your mental and spiritual health and opportunities to give back for your philanthropic health.

Active and retired military interested in joining PURE can enjoy free enrollment during their first year. Reach out to our exceptional sales support team by emailing salessupport@livepure.com or calling 866-535-5888.

We are PURE: People United Reaching Everyone – a supportive community that does more than just give back, we reach out and empower lives. Today’s the day to visit https://livepure.com/giveback/ and hug a GI today.

 

1Eisenhower, Dwight D. (10 May 1945). Funeral Pyres of Nazidom. Universal Newsreel.

2https://www.statista.com/statistics/239345/total-military-personnel-of-the-us-navy-by-grade/

Brr … it’s getting chili

I can’t think of a better day to share chili recipes than on National Chili Day! I’m talking about the hearty, comforting, meaty and veggie kind of chili!

It’s still the perfect time of the year to warm up with a big bowl just packed with a unique combination of ingredients, including products by PURE.

I think these are definitely cold-weather worthy and I hope you’ll agree. Grab your ingredients and get cooking! Make one of these, or both, and have your friends and family choose their favorite! 

 

Chocolate Chili

This is a delicious, hearty chili with a very subtle chocolate flavor, but a lot of tang. You can add jalapenos to this recipe if you desire more of a kick.

The additional of Matcha Vegan Shake adds omega fatty acids and all essential amino acids for sustained energy, Also, naturally occurring tryptophan in sacha inchi helps serotonin production for elevated mood. Matcha naturally supports fat metabolism and aids in healthy digestion and cleansing.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp Matcha Vegan Shake – Dark Chocolate
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15-oz. cans ranch-style beans, undrained
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • Garnish with sour cream and/or shredded cheese (optional)

Directions:

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and cook for two minutes until browned. Next, add the onions, chili powder and cumin and stir together. Add the Matcha Vegan Shake (Dark Chocolate) and garlic, mix together and cook for two minutes. Next, add in the ranch-style beans, cayenne pepper and oregano and cook for another minute. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth, cover and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.

 

Mila Chili

This is a delicious, vegetarian chili that uses chia. Mila is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. Mila uses different varieties of micro-sliced chia that is easily digestible and nutritionally robust.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can chick peas
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • ½ cup Mila chia

Directions:

In a large pot on medium heat, cook garlic, onion, chili powder and hot sauce. Add chopped tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chick peas, red kidney beans and black beans. Allow vegetables to cook. Add cilantro and Mila. Stir. Slowly add spinach. Cover and let simmer on low heat for at least an hour.

Find more recipes at livepure.com/recipes. Have a favorite recipe that incorporates products by PURE? Share it with us at stories@livepure.com.

Grand opening of Thailand office

On March 16, 2019, PURE will celebrate the official grand opening of the Thailand market at their offices in Bangkok. Leaders from around the globe will be there to celebrate this accomplishment and new market.

PURE now provides its nutritional products and opportunity in four markets, increasing its global footprint across Southeast Asia.

“I’m excited about the new market expansion. The Thailand office will now be the hub for future expansion across Southeast Asia,” said Tim Hough, PURE Vice President of International. “We are fortunate to have such quality leaders in Thailand who understand the business model and have elected to share it with others.” Tim, who has traveled to Thailand throughout his career, also noted that this opening further creates strategic relationships that support the company’s mission to deliver Whole Health.

James Watson, Vice President of Southeast Asia said, “We are thrilled to serve the Thai people, offering wellness products, an income opportunity and social support. Our commitment is long term, offering a unique combination of ten years of stability and a fresh, new opportunity in Southeast Asia.”

The Thailand office will offer the latest innovations in skincare coming from Korea, a leader in the skincare industry. There will be additional product line extensions including nutritional products that are sourced and manufactured globally.

The opening of the Thailand office takes the number of PURE’s global offices to four, including the United States, Taiwan and Korea. PURE has NFR (Not for Resale) programs in Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand which allow people to purchase PURE’s products directly for personal consumption.

Women’s Healthy Weight Day

“Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad or a trend; instead, it’s a lifestyle.” – Author Unknown

Hello women readers! Today is Women’s Healthy Weight Day and we’re on a mission to ensure your well-being by providing you with solutions. When you’re healthy, you get more out of life and you feel awesome. It takes eating a balanced diet, exercising, getting adequate sleep and, of course, taking products by PURE.

What else can you add to that list? Keep your muscles strong, read books, stress less, meditate … the list goes on!

First, determine where you stand with your weight.

Refer to this chart, courtesy of National Institutes of Health, to find your ideal weight.

Height and Weight Chart

Height Weight
Normal Overweight Obese
4′ 10″ 91 to 118 lbs. 119 to 142 lbs. 143 to 186 lbs.
4′ 11″ 94 to 123 lbs. 124 to 147 lbs. 148 to 193 lbs.
5′ 97 to 127 lbs. 128 to 152 lbs. 153 to 199 lbs.
5′ 1″ 100 to 131 lbs. 132 to 157 lbs. 158 to 206 lbs.
5′ 2″ 104 to 135 lbs. 136 to 163 lbs. 164 to 213 lbs.
5′ 3″ 107 to 140 lbs. 141 to 168 lbs. 169 to 220 lbs.
5′ 4″ 110 to 144 lbs. 145 to 173 lbs. 174 to 227 lbs.
5′ 5″ 114 to 149 lbs. 150 to 179 lbs. 180 to 234 lbs.
5′ 6″ 118 to 154 lbs. 155 to 185 lbs. 186 to 241 lbs.
5′ 7″ 121 to 158 lbs. 159 to 190 lbs. 191 to 249 lbs.
5′ 8″ 125 to 163 lbs. 164 to 196 lbs. 197 to 256 lbs.
5′ 9″ 128 to 168 lbs. 169 to 202 lbs. 203 to 263 lbs.
5′ 10″ 132 to 173 lbs. 174 to 208 lbs. 209 to 271 lbs.
5′ 11″ 136 to 178 lbs. 179 to 214 lbs. 215 to 279 lbs.
6′ 140 to 183 lbs. 184 to 220 lbs. 221 to 287 lbs.
6′ 1″ 144 to 188 lbs. 189 to 226 lbs. 227 to 295 lbs.
6′ 2″ 148 to 193 lbs. 194 to 232 lbs. 233 to 303 lbs.
6′ 3″ 152 to 199 lbs. 200 to 239 lbs. 240 to 311 lbs.
6′ 4″ 156 to 204 lbs. 205 to 245 lbs. 246 to 320 lbs.
BMI 19 to 24 25 to 29 30 to 39

Source: National Institutes of Health.

Next, know what you’re eating.  

Carbohydrates are essential. But you want to focus on complex carbs, like brown rice,  millet flours and green leafy vegetables. Consume less simple carbs which come from bread, white rice and added sugars.

Proteins are essential for building muscle, tissue, cartilage and skin. Foods like fish, milk products, and white meat are healthy choices of protein. Protein helps burn off fats in the body, too!

Fats, some, are essential. Things like omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are beneficial. We get these from fish and olive oil. Minimize saturated fats which come from packaged foods, junk food, milk, cheese, cocoa, kernel oil, fatty cuts of animal fat, pork, lamb and beef (lean cuts of these are available), chocolates, fried foods, etc.

Vitamins and Minerals – women need different amounts of these than men. For instance, women need more vitamin D and vitamin C as well as iron and calcium.

I think we all know how important it is to drink water and stay hydrated throughout the day. It helps with losing excess weight and it keeps the body running properly. I’m guilty of not drinking enough. Try laying out three packets of ENERGY drink mix every morning and commit to drinking them by late afternoon. That will take care of about 40% of the eight, 8-oz. glass-a-day recommendation.

Don’t overlook fiber. Fiber serves as an appetite suppressant. It also enhances bowel function. Mila® chia is a superior plant-based source of fiber and can be used in a lot of recipes.

Third, get on the PURE Detox bandwagon!

People are seeing incredible results with PURE’s Detox programs!

Carefully selected products by PURE can help you achieve your weight-loss goals by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results.

Of course, exercise! It’s harder in the winter to exercise outdoors, unless you belong to a gym. Gym alternatives can be climbing stairs, using a stationary bike or a home treadmill and following exercise videos. Call on a friend to take a brisk walk together. Take time out of your work day to walk around the block.

Cheers to a Whole Health day!

PURE IBO John Louch benefits from PURE Detox and DAV

Meet John Louch, PURE Independent Business Owner and a lifetime member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

John joined PURE in September 2018 after being introduced to the company by his brother, Russ Louch. The products seemed great to him, but what really attracted John to PURE was the remarkable dedication from the leadership of those at the highest levels of the organization.

“J.R. Burnett, Chairman Independent Business Owner (IBO), drove from Lubbock, TX to my brother’s house in San Marcos, TX to share PURE,” said John. “What kind of company has people willing to drive hundreds of miles for each other? I knew at that point that I wanted to be a part of this!”

In addition, the inspirational leadership John has received from IBO Lucretia Valle (2018 PURE Heart recipient) and the entire Valle team has been amazing and provides him with the motivation to excel.

John started with the CORE4 products and later participated in the 7-Day Detox program. During his first 7 days on the detox, he lost 11 pounds and felt so good that he continued with the 28-Day Detox. He lost a total of 35 pounds. The products have helped support John’s healthy lifestyle changes.*

John enlisted in the Army in 1990 and served until 2016. He began his career as a combat medic and after several years received a Green to Gold Scholarship. He earned his commission as an Army officer from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

John served as a team leader, platoon leader, company executive officer, detachment executive officer, company commander, detachment commander, battalion logistics officer, brigade planning officer, military transition team executive officer, battalion executive officer and senior military advisor. John was stationed in various locations across the U.S. including Alaska, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Kansas, and Washington D.C.

John is most proud of his time serving as a company commander during the initial ground assault into Iraq and as an advisor to foreign governments. He has a wide range of medals and awards from his 25 years on active duty and more than 58 months spent in combat. He is forever grateful for the medics, nurses and surgeons at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany for the care they gave him after being evacuated on multiple occasions.

These days, John spends his time volunteering in his community. He is active with the Good News Club which provides free after-school care and shares the message of Jesus Christ with students. John has helped the Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity build several homes dedicated to deserving disabled veterans. He is a member of the Southern Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief and Team Rubicon, a veteran-run disaster management/relief organization.

The new year is the perfect time to start your detox journey. Join Team28 and get your health back on track. Participants are seeing incredible results and you can too. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results. Learn more.

PURE is a proud partner of DAV. You can give back to those who gave by visiting livepure.com/giveback.

Do you want your story featured in PURE’s corporate blog? Share it with us at marketing@livepure.com.

*Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day Detox Program lowers your calorie intake and suggests physical activity for best results. Share the plan with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

 

*Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs lower your calorie intake and suggest physical activity for best results. Share the plans with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.