Growing big vegetables in small spaces

Perhaps you live in an apartment, preferring a sleek city skyline over grassy acreage. Or, maybe you don’t have the time to tend to a backyard garden. You can still enjoy the rewards of growing fresh vegetables. Small-scale gardening can be very rewarding. And, you just might have room to spare for that garden gnome.

Where you grow your plants is a number one priority. Will you be using a patio or balcony? Maybe you want to decorate a fire escape or roof top. If you want to bring your plants indoors, you can use wall shelving or windowsill boxes. Get creative with your containers. Think shoe organizers, mason jars, palettes and more. The smaller the container, the less water it will retain, so your plants will require more watering. Herbs are always great for small containers.

Let there be light

Another important factor to consider is how much sunlight your apartment or home gets during the day. Some plants require low light, some require full sun throughout the day. If your room gets six hours of direct sunlight each day, you have full sun. Four to five hours is considered partial sun. If your room receives about two to four hours of sunlight, that’s considered partial shade and anything less than that is shade. Keep that in mind when you are choosing your plants.

Plants that don’t mind tight spaces

Herbs are a great choice because they are easy to grow and a little bit goes a long way in flavoring your meals. Basil, rosemary, sage, mint and chives are all great choices. Grow your own and avoid buying a batch of herbs from the grocery store which will likely go rancid before you’ve used it all.

Vegetables that grow well indoors include radishes, green onions, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro and garlic. Tomatoes are very hardy and easy to grow, but they require a lot of sunlight. Did you know that tomatoes can also be grown upside down? Lettuce takes up little space, and it reproduces quickly. Cucumbers and green beans are easy and cheap to grow. Marjoram, thyme and geranium can survive in the wintertime. Be sure to read the label on your seeds to learn in which conditions they grow best.

Companion planting

There are some things that just go together better, like milk and cookies. Did you know that there are plants that enjoy growing in the same pot? They actually benefit each other. Basil and tomatoes make a great team, as do radishes and spinach. You can even grow garlic and roses in the same pot! Gardening this way will save you a lot of space.

We want to know how your urban garden grows. What are your favorite container vegetables? Please share with us.

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.

There’s a nootropic for that

If you’re a student studying for an exam, a professional running a business or someone who has trouble remembering passwords (like me), you might be interested in nootropics — substances that are known to improve cognitive function.

Nootropics, also called “smart drugs”, are substances (drugs, supplements or functional foods) that “turn” your mind to boost your cognitive abilities. The word nootropics comes from the Greek word nous, meaning mind, and trepein meaning to turn. They are not vitamins or minerals; they can be plant derived or synthetically produced in a laboratory. 1

How do nootropics work?

The mechanism of action of each nootropic varies, but they can enhance learning and memory with very few side effects. There are a variety of them and they each work differently. Depending on what nootropic you consume, you could go from being able to give 100% when not taking them, to being able to give 105% or 110% when you are.1

Here we’ll focus on natural nootropics which include, but are not limited to, the following. These are naturally-occurring elements from plants that provide mild cognitive-enhancing effects.

  • GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid)
  • PEA (phenethylamine HCL)
  • L-theanine
  • Taurine
  • Caffeine
  • Geranium

Nootropic varieties

Nootropics are categorized into three groups: racetams, stimulants and nutraceuticals. Each group has a specific set of functions. 1

  1. Racetams – These affect memory, mood, mental agility and focus. Their benefits include increased memory capacity, enhanced mental clarity, greater concentration, increased calmness, better recall of ideas and quicker recognition of patterns. Racetams allow both analytical and creative work to be performed simultaneously.
  2. Stimulants – These increase attention and alertness which make concentration easier. Stimulants also make the brain adapt to stress by increasing energy levels, blood pressure, and heart and respiration rates.
  3. Nutraceuticals – These are food products that combine the effects of racetams and stimulants to a limited extent.

Products by PURE

There are many products by PURE that contain nootropics. PURE Perk contains a proprietary blend of nootropics designed to assist with mental clarity, memory and energy. The ingredients PEA, methylliberine, citrus aurantium extract, L-theanine, caffeine and phosphatidylcholine in PURE Perk are all nootropics.

ENERGY, GPS Hydrate and GPS Energize contain taurine, a nootropic. The following products contain caffeine, a nootropic. Be sure to monitor your caffeine consumption and limit it to no more than 400mg a day.

Nootropics are certainly worth the attention, and beneficial to our attention! However there’s no substitute for getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, keeping mentally active, eating a balanced diet and avoiding alcohol to optimize brain health.

1https://www.braintropic.com/what-are-nootropics/

Ingredient spotlight: Astaxanthin

Don’t get too caught up in how to pronounce it (asta-zan-thin), we know it’s a mouthful. Just remember the first letter, A, as well as the words Amazing and Adapt.

Astaxanthin is a pinkish/reddish pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs naturally in algae. Animals that consume the algae, like salmon, red trout, flamingos and shrimp, get their pink color from astaxanthin. We will not turn pink from consuming these foods, but we may benefit from this Amazing ingredient.

It’s also an important ingredient in GPS Adapt.

How does it work?

Astaxanthin is an antioxidant which means it helps reduce oxidation in the body. Oxidation is the gradual aging process that occurs within the cells, all over the body. Oxidative stress is caused by free radicals, and many health problems stem from oxidation.Antioxidants, whose biggest sources are vegetables and fruits, help the body’s natural defense system combat the oxidation process.

A study from Cruzeiro do Sul University and the University of Sao Paulo report that long-term supplementation with astaxanthin delayed the time to exhaustion of lab rats in a swimming test by 29%.1 Other clinical studies with astaxanthin have shown promising results against free radical-promoted neurodegenerative processes and diminished cognition.2

When you exercise, your muscles produce free radicals. GPS Adapt helps your body adapt, hence its name, to that stress. It provides the body with important adaptogenic herbs and phytonutrients for hormonal support and improved endurance. Overall, it helps reduce mental and physical fatigue.* It helps you go longer and stronger!

GPS Adapt:

  • boosts mood, minimizes stress*
  • maximizes energy output and utilization*
  • lessens mental fatigue*

Use GPS Adapt alone or with the other five GPS products to maximize your performance. Whatever your level of activity, from yard work to general fitness to professional athlete, let GPS guide your performance.

The best way to enjoy GPS Adapt is to take two capsules with water 15-30 minutes before physical activity. It is not recommended for children under the age of 18 years.

 

 

1 https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2015/01/28/Astaxanthin-may-extend-endurance-by-boosting-mitochondrial-action-Study

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24667135

Spice up your cleansing regimen

Herbs are truly a gift from nature. Not only do they add wonderful flavor to dishes, but they offer many health benefits, including the possibility of cleansing the body of harmful toxins.

Spices like turmeric, oregano, ginger, parsley and black and white pepper may have cleansing properties. Many of them can be grown in your backyard or indoor gardens. Consider coupling these herbs with your PURE 7-Day or 28-Day Detox meals to take advantage of their cleansing benefits.

Turmeric is a plant that comes from the ginger family. It contains a phytochemical substance called curcumin which is yellow in color, and is found in a lot of foods from curry to mustard. Studies suggest that curcumin’s antioxidant properties can support overall health. Daily Build has a Bio-Protection Blend that contains turmeric extract.

Add turmeric to soups, rice dishes, vegetables and chicken dishes. Another nice treat is to add 2 teaspoons turmeric, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and a few drops of stevia sweetener to warmed almond milk.

Oregano is widely used in Italian food. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that oregano, among other dried culinary herbs, contained very high concentrations of antioxidants. The authors stated that in a normal diet, the intake of herbs may contribute significantly to the total intake of plant antioxidants, and can be an even better source of dietary antioxidants than many other food groups such as fruits, berries, cereals and vegetables.1

Oregano adds flavor to broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms and potatoes. It tastes great sprinkled on chicken dishes as well.

Ginger is considered by many to be one of the best detoxifying herbs. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years for its antioxidant benefits. In fact, it is used in many cleansing programs. The beneficial portion of the plant is referred to as the rhizome, which is the thick underground stem. Metabolic ONE and HealthTrim® Cleanse contain ginger.

To benefit from this herb, try infusing finely chopped ginger root in boiling water. Add lemon juice and stevia sweetener for a refreshing drink, hot or cold.

Parsley’s unique taste comes from a phytochemical called polyacetylene. This herb contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin K and folate, which may be used by the body for detoxification. Finely chop parsley and add it to a salad or use it in pesto. Parsley can also be added to juices or smoothies.

Black and white pepper are great flavor agents. They are made from the Piper-nigrum plant. Black pepper is ground from dried, whole, unripe fruit. White pepper is ground from dried, ripe fruit that has had the outer layer removed. Black pepper may help digestion. Black pepper increases your hydrochloric acid secretion, which is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other foods within the stomach.Daily Build, PURE Café, Green Coffee Bean and Metabolic ONE all contain black pepper extract.

Detox your body with PURE:

Detox Pack – This combination of herbs and botanicals effectively helps facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting your weight loss journey during the 7-day and 28-day detox plans.

Detox Plus Pack – This pack was created with two in mind. Grab your weight loss partner and get ready for success!

Ultimate Detox Pack – This pack was created to help you and your accountability partner detoxify and rejuvenate your bodies. Carefully selected products help support the PURE Detox program by aiding in digestion, weight loss and toxin elimination.*

HealthTrim® Cleanse (capsule or liquid) includes a blend of cleansing herbs and botanicals. Cascara sagrada, the primary ingredient in Capsule Cleanse, has traditionally been used to support the body’s primary channel of elimination and aid in regularity.*

Probiotic  – Following your cleanse, use this formula of pro- and prebiotics to help foster beneficial bacterial growth and help maintain a healthy digestive system balance.

Order your products by PURE today and start enjoying overall health and wellness.

 

1http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/5/1286.full

2http://jonbarron.org/herbal-library/foods/black-pepper

A story of transformation: Veronica Fuller

Veronica Fuller, a PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) and multi-medaled veteran, is a fine example of the PURE philosophy as she participated in and benefited from the 28-day detox program and thoroughly enjoys making a difference in the lives of others.

Veronica served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1998 as a hospital corpsman providing medical care for sailors. She was stationed in Maryland, Virginia, Naval Station Rota in Spain and on the Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort. Her honors include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Medal, Military Unit Commendation and Sea Service Ribbon.

After retiring due to medical reasons, Veronica integrated back into civilian life working as an OB/GYN clinical nurse. She then returned to school to obtain her medical esthetician license.

During her retirement, Veronica saw her health and weight decline. She suffered from various health problems and her weight climbed to 245 pounds. That’s when she discovered PURE: People United Reaching Everyone. Products from PURE’s CORE4, HealthTrim® line, Everyday Essentials and GPS line, help facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting weight loss.*

Veronica joined PURE as an IBO in August 2018. She decided to participate in PURE’s 28-Day Detox program and is seeing incredible results and achieving her health goals. “Since joining PURE and being on their detox program, I have dropped 20 pounds in 25 days!**  My joints are not killing me, and I feel fabulous! The program has kick-started my return to the land of the living, giving me new health goals to strive for and achieve.” 

Her favorite product is SleepTrim because, she says, “Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to have your body working for you while you sleep?” ENERGY was her second favorite although she thinks it should be called “Focus” because it gives her so much mental clarity.

Veronica is an inspiration to us all. She helped those who fought for our country and is now reaching out and helping others discover Whole Health. We are thankful for her service and honored that she is part of our PURE family.

Learn more about how PURE and DAV are making a difference in the lives of veterans. If you’d like to learn more about the PURE Detox and what it can do for you, visit https://livepure.com/7-day-detox.

Are you interested in sharing your story? Email marketing@livepure.com – we’d love to feature you!

**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.

Autoship makes life that much easier

We all live extremely busy lives. Does it ever feel like there is not enough time to finish what you started? Are you always adding something else to your to-do list? If this sounds like you, it’s time to make your days easier by participating in PURE’s Autoship program. The benefits are amazing, and you’ll find it can help you save time and make you more efficient!

  • Always have product!
    Autoship is a convenient way to have products shipped automatically to your doorstep every 28 days. You never have to remember to place your orders for products you share or consume most frequently. Set the schedule you want for when your products ship to you.
  • PAR Program
    The PAR (PURE Autoship Rewards) Program is open to Preferred Customers, Members and Independent Business Owners (IBOs) who are on Autoship. To become qualified, products must be delivered through Autoship. Regular participation rewards you with PAR Points* that can be redeemed for FREE product** and access to exclusive offers every month when you have had three consecutive months of Autoship orders. Points are awarded based on the PV (Product Volume) of each Autoship order you place. (Product Volume is the amount of volume assigned to each product.)   Example: You have an Autoship set for 100 PV every 28 days. Once that order is processed you will receive 20 points! These points are banked up and can be redeemed for product by calling Sales Support at 866-535- 5888. (100 PV x .20 = 20 PAR Points)
  • PAR Perks Promotion
    Being on Autoship allows you to participate in the PAR Perks Promotion every month. The first full week of every month, PURE offers exclusive product promotions for that week only. Those who are PAR Perk qualified can take part in these promotions. Call Sales Support at 866-535-5888 to participate.
  • Build Customer Loyalty
    Growing your business means ensuring your IBOs and customers are receiving products every month. If one or more of your customers are purchasing the same products repeatedly, introduce them to the Autoship Program. They will certainly appreciate the convenience and savings.
  • Save money
    When participants have 12 consecutive Autoship orders, their yearly renewal fee of $25 will be waived.
  • Easy to use
    You can easily make changes as your product needs change. Adjust quantities and frequency, add another shipping address, update a credit card and more!

Do you already participate in the Autoship program? How has it benefited you? Share you story with us @livepureglobal.

*Products purchased using PAR Points are non-commissionable and do not satisfy Volume requirements. Points are accrued on each PAR order processed every 28 days and can only be accrued until a maximum of 75 points is reached within a single month. No returns are allowed on products purchased with PAR Points. Accrued PAR Points are forfeited once there have been 2 consecutive months on the account without a PAR order being processed. PAR Points are to be applied only for the purchase of select products and cannot be used to cover shipping and handling costs.

**Products available for redemption may change based on availability. Click here to see a list of redeemable products.