Time for spring cleansing

When the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, it’s time for spring cleaning … or spring cleansing. We can finally open the windows and start dusting what has settled over the winter. Along with cleaning the house and swapping out winter clothes for shorts and T-shirts, it’s important to cleanse your body, too.

We live in a toxic environment and our bodies are bombarded with chemicals and other potentially harmful substances on a daily basis. Toxins are found in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. They can also be found in commercially packaged products we buy and probably use every day.

How do I know if I need to detox?

The following signs may indicate toxic overload in the body. If you experience any of the following, you might try cleansing and see if they disappear.

  • Low energy
  • Mental fog or trouble focusing
  • Having trouble losing weight
  • Periodic digestive upset

How do toxins enter the body?

Toxins enter the body through inhalation, through our gastrointestinal tract and through our skin.

Things like painting the house, varnishing the furniture, bringing home new furniture, dry cleaning, and cooking are all sources of many indoor air pollutants. Household cleaning products and toiletries contribute to indoor air toxins. We end up inhaling these toxins or absorbing them through our skin. Things like chemicals used in agriculture, fumes, air pollution and many other factors contribute to internal toxins. Consider using natural cleaning products or homemade remedies for cleaning the house.

When we drink too much caffeine and alcohol, we are ingesting toxins. When we eat bread, cheese and processed meat, we are ingesting salt, saturated fats, chemicals, hormones and antibiotics that all put a strain on the liver. These things can also cause high blood pressure, bloating and kidney problems. Medications, food additives, preservatives, food colorings, sweeteners and flavor enhancers contribute to internal toxins as well.

Detox naturally with PURE’s Detox programs

The Detox programs, both 7-day and 28-day, include products by PURE that nutritionally support the body’s natural health-maintaining processes. In just one week, you can feel refreshed and renewed and your body will love you!*

Start with the 7-Day Detox and kick-start healthier habits, then continue with the 28-Day Detox  for a full metabolic reset. Find the resources you need, including recipes, a helpful shopping guide, frequently asked questions, testimonies and more, at livepure.com/7-day-detox.

Cleanse with products by PURE

You might be surprised by how much waste you have in your intestines. Not a pretty picture, but an important problem to tackle. HealthTrim® Cleanse supports clearing out your intestines. It supports the elimination of toxins from the body, promoting digestive health while maintaining normal intestinal microflora.*

Daily Detox is a product that supports your body’s ability to detox internal and environmental toxins every day. It’s a gentle blend of herbs that improves digestion and bowel elimination while increasing vitality and enhancing immunity.* Use Daily Detox as a natural bridge between HealthTrim Cleanse cycles.

In addition, be sure to eat a healthy diet, get regular cardiovascular exercise, hydrate with water, eliminate alcohol, coffee, refined sugars and saturated fats, and increase digestive enzymes by eating fruits and vegetables.

Ready for a clean sweep?

Get started on your journey to Whole Health today!

Chicken with crunchy Mila crust

Today is National Poultry Day, so what better time to share a delicious chicken recipe!These chicken tenders use Mila® chia for a light and crispy crust.

Mila is a versatile ingredient in cooking and baking. It is high in fiber and omega-3s, it’s gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and a superior plant-based source of protein.

Mila uses different varieties of chia seed to provide a wide array of nutrients. By combining these crops, you get a nutritionally robust product. Mila contains the omega-3 fat ALA, or “alpha-linolenic acid.” ALA has been shown to support heart health; in fact, studies have shown improved cardiovascular health among those with a high intake of ALA- containing foods.

Mila Chicken with Crunchy Crust

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. small chicken tenders
  • 1 Tablespoons almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Mila
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat chicken tenders with almond meal, salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Pour Mila into another bowl. Dip each tender in egg, then Mila.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is baked through.
  4. Serve with salad.

Chia seeds are prized for their ability to provide sustainable energy and have been a food staple in both the Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with native tribes of North America. In fact, chia is the ancient Mayan word for strength.

Mila also helps meet the fiber needs of your family. The fiber found in Mila is predominantly insoluble fiber, a form of fiber that aids in the relief of occasional constipation.

Mila:

  • Is a whole, raw super food and a natural source of omega-3s, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
  • Is a blend of different crops of chia seed to help maximize nutrient density.
  • Contains 3 grams of protein.
  • Contains other important nutrients such as calcium.
  • Is a good source of magnesium and phosphorous — both important nutrients for bone health.*
  • Contains 3 grams of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in normal growth and development and brain function.*
  • May be a great vegetarian substitute for fish oil.
  • According to the USDA, chia seeds contain a significantly higher percentage of fiber than corn, rice, oats, wheat, or barley. Fiber helps promote satiety and relief from occasional constipation.*
  • Mila can supplement your diet with plant-based fiber and protein.
  • Can be consumed on its own or incorporated into your favorite dishes, yogurt, and smoothies. Mila® can replace eggs or up to ¼ cup of oil in recipes.
  • May be a great addition to your pet’s diet.

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).

Ingredient Spotlight: MSM

When you hear the word sulfur, you might think of a yellow substance, the smell of rotten eggs or a hot spring. That distinctive smell is from sulfur, or sulfur dioxide, a form of sulfur often used in metallurgy, rubber vulcanization, and petroleum refining. It is toxic to the body.

Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM), on the other hand, is an organic form of sulfur that can be safely digested and absorbed by the body. It is stored in the muscles, skin, bones, nails and hair; however, our body cannot make it. We must get it from food (found naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, poultry, and eggs), or supplements.

MSM is an organic, food-grade sulfur found in all plant and animal tissues. It is white and odorless. It is both a mineral and an element found naturally in the protein of plants, animals and humans. It is necessary for many important functions in the body.*

Organic Sulfur by PURE

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

“Research shows that Organic Sulfur can help balance inflammatory mediators in the body. When there is imbalance, we are going to have issues,” said Darin Blackhurst, PURE Director of Research and Development and Quality. “Clinical studies show that we are using the right amount in our product, 6 grams a day. The people in the study who took the product actually had an improvement in joint mobility and flexibility.”3

Benefits of MSM:

  • Improves flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*
  • Can alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*
  • Assists with the elimination of cell-damaging free radicals in the body.*
  • Helps promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*

Ways to take Organic Sulfur

Organic Sulfur is available in both capsule and powder form. Some people may have trouble stomaching the bitter taste of the powder. To make it more palatable, you may want to mix it with GPS Hydrate,  GoYin or even coffee. Or, add a light juice or sweetener to offset the bitterness. The more water you add, the less bitter the taste. Take three capsules twice daily, preferably in the morning and the evening, on an empty stomach; or mix one level teaspoon into warm water or drink of your choice to dissolve crystals and consume.

Is organic sulfur an ingredient in sulfa pharmaceutical drugs?

No. Organic sulfur is a nutrient, a necessary part of natural chemical processes in the body. Sulfa based drugs or sulfites are forms of inorganic sulfur. Sulfa drugs are synthetic; they do not occur naturally. They are used as antibiotics, which in some people cause allergic reactions.3

1 https://www.dherbs.com/articles/wellness-prevention/msm-sulfur-vs-sulfur/

2file:///C:/Users/jevans/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/2LYPPR1A/Methylsulfonylmethane%20Applications%20and%20Safety%20of%20a%20Novel%20Dietary%20Supplement%20Nutrients%202017.pdf

3 http://www.falconblanco.com/health/msm/faq.html

PURE featured in Direct Selling News

PURE was highly praised in the January edition of Direct Selling News for its steady growth in both sales force and revenue in the past two years. This edition is titled, “What you focus on grows”, which so aptly describes the transformation PURE has experienced in just a short amount of time.

The article, “A Promising Path for PURE”, recaps PURE’s growth from the creation of GoYin to the formation of PURE. Daren Hogge, PURE CEO, helped start GoYin several years ago and it eventually merged with another company in 2008, a company founded by Dae Geun Jung, now Founder and Chairman of the Board for PURE. PURE then underwent a rebrand in 2017 to become PURE: People United Reaching Everyone.

In the article, Daren Hogge refers to the HI-ACT principles as how he wants to build the company and how he wants its IBOs to build their businesses. HI-ACT is an acronym for the principles of Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Commitment and Trustworthiness.

“We put in some founding principles that were pillars,” Daren explains. “One of them was the philosophy of our products that have come to life through the CORE4 — to cleanse the body, balance the body, build the body and provide focus for the body. All the products we developed, we created to make sure they fit into those categories and help to deliver Whole Health. The other principles we came up with are what I term the HI-ACT.”

The article continues to talk about how we’ve modernized our products to make them more mainstream with what consumers see in the marketplace — from the redesign of the GoYin bottle for our tenth anniversary celebration to bolder ENERGY packaging. And just recently, our GPS performance line was recognized by Informed Sports Certification as being safe for use by professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes.

Other notable recognition:

  • Strong leadership in its Independent Business Owners (IBOs)
  • 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs
  • CORE4 products featured in the 2018 Physicians’ Desk Reference
  • PURE Rank Bonus may be one of the most lucrative in the industry
  • Partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • Global presence with new markets in Western Africa and Thailand
  • Partnership with Gray Gaulding, PURE IBO and NASCAR driver

Going forward, Daren’s strategy is to continue to look for strong leaders who share the company’s HI-ACT principles and want to share them with like-minded individuals. “I believe that we have only scratched the surface here in the U.S.,” adds Daren. “I think we’ll see quadruple growth over the next few years from the projections we set two years ago — and we’ve exceeded — and where we’re headed over the next four years.”

PURE will keep the momentum going continuing their commitment to deliver Whole Health with high-quality products for physical health, opportunity for financial health, relationships for personal health and opportunities for social impact for philanthropic health.

Read the full article here.

Ryan Takao leads by example

We are proud to announce the 2019 New Year, New You Challenge winner, Ryan Takao! Not only did he go above and beyond sharing the PURE Detox programs, but he will be joining PURE on the PURE Destinations cruise to Bermuda! This exceptional achievement is right on the footsteps of Ryan winning the Team28 Challenge in 2018 which took him on the PURE Destinations cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.

Ryan participated in PURE’s Detox Programs and experienced great success with them. People saw that he was taking care of his body and achieving real results and naturally wanted to follow.

When asked how he found success through the Challenge, Ryan said, “I prayed a lot. I stuck with the guidelines and trusted the system. In the end, it’s not about what I did. It’s about everyone else’s stories. It’s not about comparing ourselves with others, but rather sharing with others. I modeled it, encouraged it and supported it. It’s about unification, not division.”

Ryan truly has a knack for helping others. He has demonstrated great passion for sharing Whole Health through his effort and dedication. He has shown us, and the world, how helping others can be mutually beneficial.

Regarding the detox itself, Ryan encourages those who want to participate to listen and learn from what others have done. Be consistent with your detox, and be social.

Ryan calls San Antonio, Texas home. He joined PURE as an IBO (Independent Business Owner) in October 2014. Through the success he has had telling his own story and promoting the Detox, he has reached the rank of Platinum. His favorite product is Mangosteen for its antioxidant benefits and ability to help support the body’s natural defenses by enhancing the functions of the immune system.*

 

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

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.