Meet IBO Karidon Roundy

After staying home for two years after the birth of her first child, Karidon was ready for a change. She was looking for an opportunity that would not only benefit her health but her financial situation as well.

Friends introduced her to products by PURE and she joined the company in November 2017. She has since reached the rank of Sapphire.

“As a stay-at-home mom, I was feeling stuck in where I was at in life. I realized that something needed to change. I started taking products by PURE and experienced changes in my body, my mental state and my overall health. Sharing my journey with others is what has helped me build my business and make a financial change for me and my family. I am thankful every day for PURE and the opportunity to be home with my kids and still help the family out financially.”

Karidon’s favorite products are ENERGY, the GPS Sports Performance line, Mila and all the Superfruits. She enjoys mixing Mila in shakes, applesauce, muffins, yogurt and pancake mix. Her family’s favorite recipe is Mila pudding, made by combining Mila with chocolate almond milk and letting it sit to thicken to a pudding. She also loves mixing GPS Hydrate with ENERGY. Her favorite flavor combination is watermelon and fruit punch.

Karidon’s advice for anyone seeking the PURE opportunity, “Really dive into other people’s success stories while you’re building your own. It shows you what’s possible and how others are benefitting from the products and changing their lives. It’s inspiring!”

Karidon and her family live in Lyman, Wyoming.

 

Target fat – can’t live with it, can’t live without it

Let’s face it, fat cells get a bad rap. If you’re trying to maintain your weight, they are the enemy. If you’re trying to put on the pounds, well, that’s a different story. Either way, we suggest you get to know more about them, so you can better understand how they work in your body.

Fat cells, also called adipose tissue, may make you cringe, but the body needs them. They store energy for when you need it later, they regulate body temperature and they release hormones that control metabolism. The important thing is to keep them in balance. You don’t want too many of them, because once you have them, they never go away!

Did you know?

  • Fat cells can grow up to 1000 times their original size.1
  • Fat cells are permanent. You can’t get rid of it; they can only decrease in size.2
  • Once a fat cell reaches its maximum capacity, the number stays consistent. New fat cells are made as old fat cells die off.2
  • During adulthood, about 8% of fat cells die every year only to be replaced by new ones.3
  • As newborns grow, their fat cells increase naturally just like other cells.3
  • Muscle is more dense than fat; fat is larger in volume.
  • 75 percent of persons who are obese in adolescence will likely be obese in adulthood, while only 10 percent of healthy weight children will become obese later in life.4
  • There are three kinds of fat cells: brown, white and subcutaneous. Brown fat helps with warmth and burns more fat; white fat stores energy and produces hormones; subcutaneous fat lives right under the skin.5

PURE has a variety of products to help you target your weight goals. 360 Complete Shake ican help you gain or lose weight. Add it to your daily food intake to increase calories. The protein, when combined with resistance exercise, can help increase muscle mass. Instead of adding calories from unhealthy sources high in sugar and void of nutritional content, 360 Complete Shake is an excellent source of high-quality protein packed with nutrients. 

Other products by PURE that can help with weight management include Daily Detox, Green Coffee Bean, HealthTrim Cleanse, Matcha Vegan Shake, Metabolic ONE, Mila, PURE Café, PURE Perk and SleepTrim.

One more thing to note is that essential fatty acids, things your body can’t make and are available only through the foods you eat or supplements you take, are used for many functions in the body. The brain is 60% fat6 and thus needs essential fatty acids to do its job. Mila is an excellent source of fatty acids, or omega-3s.

To learn more about these products, and others, please visit livepure.com where you can find product descriptions, ingredients and recommended usage.

 1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC302341/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC302341/

2 https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/fat-cell-numbers-teen-years-linger-lifetime

3 https://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2008/05/04/fat-cell-number-is-set-in-childhood-and-stays-constant-in-ad

4 https://iythealth.com/many-fat-cells/

5 https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-truth-about-fat#2

6 https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/prime-your-gray-cells/201109/the-skinny-brain-fats

Mom’preneurs share words of wisdom

Finding a comfortable balance between parenting, being a wife and building a business can be a juggling act at times. It takes sacrifice, resolve and lots of love, something moms are naturally good at. But, how do they do it?

There are plenty of mothers who have made a huge contribution to PURE as Independent Business Owners, all while raising a family. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we asked them how they shuffle family life with building their PURE business. Let their words inspire you and touch your heart this Mother’s Day.

Betty Blackhurst, Presidential

“PURE offers an opportunity to help moms create a legacy for their families, and it’s a great platform to help pay for college. Thanks to my mother, I was taught to be respectful, to treat people equally no matter what their background, to love people with all your heart and always have integrity. People don’t care how much you know, they care about how much you care!”

 

Mallory Meredith, Platinum Director

“My mother was a wonderful woman. She passed when I was 6, but I am told that I am 100% her! What a wonderful gift to give your children … the best parts of yourself! With PURE, I can spend more time with my daughter because of the freedom the business gives me.”

 

Joni Michaels, Blue Diamond

“Having owned my business for 32 years, the best advice I can give to the mom who is looking to start her own business is to find balance. For those of us who are business owners, parents and wives, balance is always the key to success in all three areas. I learned early on that balance takes prioritizing, that means saying yes to the things that add value and no to what doesn’t. By doing this, I have always felt “present”, whether inside my business, beside my husband or with my children.”

 

Melanie Petz, Blue Diamond

“Always remember your ‘Why’. Mine is my family. When things get tough, remember the precious blessings you’re leaving for them. My amazing mom is a two-time survivor of breast cancer and open-heart surgery. She is my hero and taught me how important it is to take care of your body. She also always made time to watch our children during conferences or when we traveled with PURE.”

 

Jenn Powell, Ruby Executive

“Some of the best advice my mom gave me is to never doubt myself. She would always say to never tell yourself no, but rather to let others tell you no. She also taught me to fall in love with taking care of yourself and to raise your children to do the same.”

 

Magen Rivers, Diamond

“You can do it! Take it one day at a time, or one hour at a time, but take action. Your family is counting on you! When I decided to treat my business like a business, it started paying me like a business. That meant I had to set priorities. Let’s face it, as a mom there’s always something to do. My mom gave me an incredible piece of advice. She said, ‘If I put a thousand stones in your front yard and told you that under one of them was a key that opened a box that held a million dollars, how many stones would you turn to find that key?’ So even though I received “no’s” those first few days, I kept going and eventually became successful!”

 

Karidon Roundy, Sapphire Executive

“Sharing my journey with others is what has helped me build my business and make a financial change for me and my family. I am thankful every day for PURE and for the opportunity to be home with my kids and still help the family out financially.”

 

Thressa Stehr, Emerald Director

“Moms, enjoy the journey. You will not experience overnight success, but it allows you and your family time and freedom. You can work this business from anywhere. Weave it into your day-to-day routine with the kids and share it with everyone you meet because what you have your hands on is a gift! Growing up I learned what not to do. Life is not easy and you have to be willing to go after what you want.”

 

Marla Watson, Ruby Director

“Moms, remember that your kids are watching everything you do. They admire your willingness to get uncomfortable and they love watching you succeed. They also see how you handle the no’s, and are learning to never quit!  Always be present when your kids are around and include them in your business. My mom always taught me that you are what you eat!  We grew up eating lots of fresh veggies that were grown in our garden, so I learned from an early age that eating plants was a key to health!”

 

Good advice, right? We want to thank all our mom’preneurs here at PURE. Each and every one of you is truly an inspiration.

Have a very Healthy and Happy Mother’s Day.

These results are not necessarily typical or average, nor do they represent a guarantee of your personal results. All earnings are based on the sale of products and depend largely on your efforts, abilities, and the market available to you. For detailed information on IBO income averages, please visit http://livepure.com/IDS

Meet IBOs Steve and Joni Michael

Before joining PURE in 2010, Steve was coaching high school football and he and and Joni were also self-employed business owners. They were raising four children and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Life was good, except for the precious time they were losing while building their companies rather than spending it with their family.  

When IBO Jared Burnett introduced the Michaels to PURE CEO Daren Hogge, they knew right away that PURE was on an entirely different trajectory than any other company in the industry. They sensed it in PURE’s dynamic leadership and in the systems the company had in place to help people physically and financially achieve success.

“We knew that starting a PURE business would also take time, and that we were going to have to work hard. We were already short on time in our lives, so we figured we had nothing to lose,” said Joni. “We saw the success others were having with PURE and believed that if we just put our heads down and focused, we could be just as successful and ultimately put ourselves in the driver’s seat to create the time in our lives that we desperately wanted.”

Becoming part of PURE was an easy business decision for them. 

Today, Steve and Joni have reached the prestigious rank of Blue Diamond. Now that their kids have grown, they’ve switched their purpose in life to giving back to others. They believe that real leadership begins when you take the blessings you have been given and share them with others.

“Every day is a blessing. We thank God daily that we have a place here on earth and opportunities before us to make an impact on the lives placed in front of us,” said Steve. “We have withstood the challenges of marriage, raising a family and building businesses. To be at this point in our lives physically, financially and spiritually is a dream come true. We truly have a blessed life and one we are so thankful for.”

Joni’s favorite products are HealthTrim Liquid Cleanse, GoYin, Daily Build and GPS Energize. Steve loves the entire GPS Performance line and Organic Sulfur.  They live in Larchwood, Iowa.

 

It’s National Beverage Day

Feeling thirsty?

We recently asked the employees at PURE to share their favorite PURE-centric beverages.

The ideas were endless! From hot, cold, blended, shaken, sweet and other delicious ideas, you just might discover your new favorite!

  • “Combine 2 fl. oz. of GoYin and 2 fl. oz. of Mangosteen superfruit with 2 tablespoons Mila® chia. Add ice and water as desired.” – Daren H.
  • “Blend Acai superfruit with 1 ½ cup strawberries, 1 ripe banana and 1 cup fresh spinach for a delicious breakfast smoothie.” – Jennifer E.
  • “I combine Mixed Berry ENERGY with 360 Complete Shake (Vanilla Bean) and Mila. My oldest daughter loves it!” – Ivonne T.
  • “I like to add 2 fl. oz. of GoYin to my morning shake. It makes it taste way better.” – Joel J.
  • “Combine one serving of Matcha Vegan Shake (Vanilla), 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, half a banana, a dash of cinnamon and a couple of ice cubes in a blender. Enjoy!” – Stacy K.
  • “Mix orange juice, lime juice and Goji superfruit for a delicious and refreshing morning drink.” – Jennifer E.
  • “Blend ¼ cup Noni superfruit, 1 ripe banana, ½ cup fresh pineapple, ¼ cup fresh mango, the juice of ¼ lemon, a handful of spinach, ½ cup almond milk and 1 tablespoon honey. Enjoy!” – Jennifer E.
  • “Make a hot cup of PURE Perk and add about 1 tablespoon of orange zest and a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Top with Cool Whip whipped topping if desired. Delicious!” – Anonymous

Do you have a favorite drink using PURE products? Don’t keep it a secret.

Put on a sombrero, it’s Cinco de Mayo

There’s no time for siesta, only fiesta on this fifth day of May!  It’s a day to celebrate American-Mexican culture and that means parties, dancing, singing and partaking of delicious Mexican food.

To get your senses excited, check out the following three recipes (a main meal, a snack and a dessert) that are flavorful and nutritious, and which incorporate products by PURE. Whether you’re hosting the party or attending, these will surely satisfy.

Tortilla Bake with Mila® chia

Simply delicious main meal that the whole family will enjoy. With the addition of Mila, you know you’re getting your daily serving of nutrition. The fiber found in Mila is predominantly soluble fiber, a form that may be especially beneficial for promoting cardiovascular health. *

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 16-oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 16-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 scoops Mila chia
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package tortillas, cut into strips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook turkey, onion, bell pepper and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until turkey is no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Combine turkey with remaining ingredients, except the tortilla strips.
  4. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with tortilla strips.
  5. Top them with half of the mixture, spreading evenly.
  6. Repeat layers, alternating between tortilla strips and mixture.
  7. Cover and bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through.

Goji Salsa

This simple and colorful salsa is easy to make and tastes delicious! Serve with chips or on tacos.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe mangos, diced
  • ½ cup Goji superfruit
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeno.
  2. Drizzle with the juice of one lime and mix well.
  3. Season with salt to taste.
  4. For best flavor, let the salsa rest for 10 minutes or longer.

Mila Horchata Pudding

A horchata is a refreshing Mexican drink made with rice, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. We’ve taken the basic drink and added Mila chia for a nutritious and fiber-filled pudding.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Mila® chia
  • ½ cups hot water
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 14 oz. coconut milk, canned

Instructions:

  1. Place the Mila in the hot water and let it sit for 15 minutes. The Mila will absorb the water.
  2. Mix in all the other ingredients and let the pudding chill in the refrigerator.

Senors and senoritas, get your party started! Do you have a creative recipe for Cinco de Mayo to share with our readers?  Perhaps a GoYin Guacamole or fresh salsa verde with Greens? Let us know.

Find more recipes at livepure.com/recipes.

Children can benefit from products by PURE

Not only can adults benefit from products by PURE … kids can too! And they love them! But don’t take our word for it, listen to them talk about the products on this PURE Product Spotlight.

Keep in mind that children have different nutritional needs than adults; however, they can safely consume many of our products and enjoy the same benefits that we do as adults.

See products below listed alphabetically along with safe usage by age and serving size. You can also find this information on the product labels and on shop.livepure.com. Parents should consult your healthcare provider about appropriate supplements for children younger than 18 years of age.

NOTE: the following servings are suggestions only and are per day.

Safe for children 4 years of age and older:

  • BlackWater – 1 serving
  • Daily Build (liquid) – suggested ½ fl. oz. serving
  • GoYin – ½ fl. oz. serving. Take on an empty stomach in the morning and the evening or as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • GPS Hydrate – 1 serving; do not exceed 2 servings
  • Probiotic – take the contents of 1 capsule. To prevent choking, pull apart capsule and mix contents with food or beverage.
  • Skin Defense

Safe for children 6 through 11 years of age:

  • 360 Complete Shake (vanilla bean & cacao) – ½ serving as a snack but not as a meal replacement
  • Alkaline Water Concentrate – ½ serving
  • BlackWater – 1 serving
  • CalciuMK+ – ½ serving
  • Daily Build capsule or liquid
  • GoYin – ½ fl. oz. serving. Do not exceed 1 sleeve or 2 fl. oz. serving. Take on an empty stomach in the morning and the evening or as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • GPS Energize –½ serving (55mg of caffeine)*
  • GPS Hydrate – 1 serving; do not exceed 2 servings
  • Greens – ½ scoop
  • Matcha Vegan Shake (vanilla & dark chocolate) – ½ serving (25mg caffeine)
  • Mila® – suggested ½ serving
  • Probiotic – take the contents of 1 capsule. To prevent choking, pull apart capsule and mix contents with food or beverage.
  • Skin Defense
  • Superfruits: Acai, Goji, Mangosteen, Noni and Fusion – ½ serving

Safe for children ages 12 years (at least 110 lbs.) and up:

  • 360 Complete Shake (vanilla bean & cacao) – ½ serving as a snack but not as a meal replacement
  • Alkaline Water Concentrate – ½ serving
  • BlackWater – 1 serving
  • CalciuMK+ – ½ serving
  • Daily Build capsules or liquid
  • ENERGY (all flavors) – ½ serving; do not exceed 1 serving
    (120mg caffeine)*
  • GoYin – ½ fl. oz. serving. Do not exceed 1 sleeve or 2 fl. oz. serving. Take on an empty stomach in the morning and evening or as directed by a healthcare provider.
  • GPS Energize – do not exceed 1 serving (110mg caffeine)*
  • GPS Hydrate
  • GPS Rebuild – 1 scoop; do not exceed 1 serving
  • Green Coffee Bean
  • Greens – ½ scoop
  • Immune6
  • Matcha Vegan Shake (vanilla & dark chocolate) – ½ serving (25mg caffeine)
  • Mila®
  • Organic Sulfur
  • Probiotic – 2 capsules
  • Silver
  • Skin Defense
  • Superfruits: Acai, Goji, Mangosteen, Noni and Fusion – ½ serving

*NOTE:  Do not combine servings of ENERGY or GPS Energize in 1 day. Choose only 1 serving of 1 product each day if used by children age 12 or older, or who are at least 110 lbs.

Not recommended for children younger than 18 years of age, or for those sensitive to caffeine:

  • Daily Detox
  • GPS Reset
  • GPS Adapt
  • GPS Circulate
  • HealthTrim Cleanse (capsules and liquid)
  • Metabolic ONE
  • PURE Café
  • PURE Perk
  • SleepTrim