Target Digestion – Go with your gut instinct

Every time you eat, you probably don’t think twice about what your digestive system is doing. You enjoy your food and let everything else just happen.

Well, if your gut could talk (and oftentimes we do hear it!) it would likely have a lot to say about the food you’re eating, your state of mind and whether you slept well last night. That’s because our choices have a big impact on the function of our digestion, which, in turn, is critical to our overall well-being.

The conversation your gut would have might look something like this…

“You can partly blame me for your bad mood.”

Bacteria in your intestines may be able to send signals to your brain via neurotransmitters. (See “Clean up your diet” below) According to researchers at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, the phrase “going with your gut instinct” has a literal meaning. They’ve found a connection between digestive issues and mental health, leading them to believe that the gut acts as a second brain. 1

“Relax and stress less.”

Avoiding stress is essential for our well-being. When you’re stressed out, your brain responds in a way that negatively affects your digestion by inhibiting its function. Gut bacteria get out of balance which hinders nutrient absorption … the key function of the gut.

“Feed me probiotics.”

Probiotics are good bacteria that help keep the gut healthy. Bacteria in the gut is necessary for digesting food, absorbing nutrients and water, and killing bad bacteria. The key is to foster a balance of good and bad bacteria with a healthy diet.

Antibiotics can kill good bacteria, so after you’ve finished a course, be sure to eat yogurt or take a probiotic supplement to restore balance. Probiotic by PURE creates an ideal environment for digestion, immune function and absorption of nutrients. Micro-encapsulation of the probiotic species makes them more acid-resistant for maximum utilization and potency. Probiotic contains 8 probiotic species as well as prebiotics.

“Clean up your diet.”

The best foods for gut health include fiber, fermented foods, greens, roughage, fruits and garlic.  Bananas and garlic are good sources of prebiotics, the food that feeds probiotics.

Eating processed foods can decrease the production of neurotransmitters in the gut, like serotonin, so you won’t feel as energized. “Since about 95% of serotonin is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, and your gastrointestinal tract is lined with a hundred million nerve cells, it makes sense that the digestive system affects your emotions.”  (remember that bad mood?) The function of these nerve cells is highly influenced by the billions of “good” bacteria.2

Supplement your diet with Mila which is rich in plant-based fiber and protein. The fiber found in Mila is predominantly soluble fiber which aids in the relief of occasional constipation.*

“Avoid drinking too much alcohol.”

Chronic alcohol consumption can throw the balance of good and bad gut bacteria out of whack.

“When you sleep, I can sleep.”

In studies, sleep deprivation caused subtle changes to gut bacteria and increased the number of bacteria associated with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes and fat metabolism.3

Other products by PURE that help target digestive health.

Daily Detox and HealthTrim Cleanse help detox your body of internal and environmental toxins. Improves digestion and bowel elimination. Daily Detox is used daily whereas HealthTrim Cleanse is used for short-term use every few months. * The premium, ceremonial matcha in Matcha Vegan Shake also helps in healthy digestion and cleansing. Noni superfruit is rich in antioxidants, providing support and promotion of a healthy immune system.

Be good to your gut and it will be good to you.

 

1 https://www.johnshopkinshealthreview.com/issues/fall-winter-2015/articles/the-garden-in-your-gut

2https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/nutritional-psychiatry-your-brain-on-food-201511168626

3 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212877816301934

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

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!

Meet Mark Kobe, PURE IBO and U.S. Army veteran

The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, but for Mark Kobe, Independent Business Owner (IBO), the PURE products and opportunity made the transition that much easier.

Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1995-2015, stationed in New York, North Carolina and Maryland, as a Signals Intelligence professional and Spanish linguist. He received the Air Medal and other medals for deployments to Afghanistan, Africa, Bosnia and South America.

Mark is most proud of the time he served with a Special Missions Unit in Maryland. He was one of less than 1% of the total military who was accepted into this unit.

Mark stated, “I had the opportunity to take part in historic missions and work with some true heroes. The places that I got to see, the missions that I was a part of and most importantly the quality of the people that I got to work with will always stay with me as the best time in my military career.”

After retiring, he was employed under the Secretary of Defense. He discovered PURE: People United Reaching Everyone in August 2018.

PURE gave Mark and his wife a vehicle through which they could reach their financial goals and generate residual income for their future. After retiring from the military after a full 20-year career, Mark was starting from scratch at the age of 46. He wanted to add another stream of income to his pension and disability. 

“PURE is providing for us, as long as I am willing to put in the time and effort.  As I struggle to understand how to be successful in this line of work, I find that I’m constantly reading books,” said Mark. “I have improved my personal relationship with Christ as I spend hours reading the Bible and have put my PURE business in his hands to support us. Daily Detox and Mila are my wife’s favorite products. My favorite is Organic Sulfur. I have full range of motion in my knees for the first time in a long time and I’m no longer taking glucosamine.”*

Mark decided to forgo his usual workout supplement regime to try PURE’s GPS line of products. After using all six products for three months, Mark noticed results, as did his friends and family whom he exercises with.

Mark stated, “The pre-workout combination of Adapt, Energize and Circulate is unlike any other pre-workout regimen that I have ever used. I don’t get the “shakes” that I would typically get with most pre-workout supplements. GPS Hydrate keeps my energy level high throughout my workout. GPS Rebuild post-workout supplement is awesome; the taste, the mixability, everything is top notch! With Reset, the cycle is complete. The energy it provides is amazing!”*

Mark is a true hero in our eyes. He is living the PURE philosophy by sharing the opportunity and the wonderful benefits of our high-quality products with others. We are blessed to have him as part of the PURE family.

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

Say “boo” to bad bacteria

Our digestive system can be a scary place, filled with trillions of bacteria fighting over who rules the gut. Those bacteria are responsible for how food is broken down in our GI tract and how efficiently nutrients are absorbed. Most of our immune system lives in our GI tract, so it’s very important to keep this area healthy.

There are good bacteria and bad bacteria. Good bacteria protect us, whereas bad bacteria release toxins that can hurt us. Bad bacteria can come from the food we eat, environmental toxins and everyday stress. For a healthy system, you always want more good than bad. But how do you keep the bacteria in check?

A balancing act

Probiotics, otherwise known as good bacteria, are microorganisms that help create a healthy bacterial balance in the gut. They help boost the immune system, improve cognitive and cardiovascular health, and promote a healthy inflammatory response in the GI tract.

Our bodies create probiotics naturally, to some degree. We can eat fiber-rich foods that nourish good bacteria, things like greens, bananas and artichokes. You can also supplement with a high-quality probiotic product, like Probiotic by PURE. On the other hand, consuming a lot of sugar and fat feed bad bacteria, so it’s smart to avoid those.

Probiotic by PURE

Not all probiotic supplements get the job done efficiently. Probiotic is unique in that it microencapsulates the “good” bacteria preventing them from getting destroyed on their journey to the gut. The digestive system starts in your mouth, so probiotics have a long way to go before they enter the GI tract. Along that route, many are often lost or damaged, but this new formulation ensures they are all released where they need to be — in the lower digestive tract.

Probiotic contains eight species of probiotics (listed below). Other probiotic supplements on the market may contain more species, but many are destroyed by the harmful acid in the stomach.

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Lactococcus lactis
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium lactus
  • Bifidobacterium longum

Probiotic contains a new strain of bacteria, B longum, that provides immune and digestive system maintenance and supports intestinal regularity.* Probiotic also contains two prebiotics, non-digestible fibers that nourish the growth of probiotics in the lower digestive tract. Together they create the ideal environment.

Individuals age 12 and older can take 2 Probiotic capsules daily, preferably on an empty stomach, before breakfast and before dinner. Children 4 to 11 years of age can take the contents of 1 Probiotic capsule daily.

Probiotic:

  • Supports good digestion*
  • Promotes a healthy immune system*
  • Encourages a balance of gut bacteria*
  • Helps prevent overgrowth of yeasts*
  • Acid-resistant probiotic for maximum absorbency*
  • Assists with nutrient absorption*
  • Contains 8 probiotic species

Support a healthy inflammatory response

In addition to ensuring more ‘good’ bacteria, you also want to help the body rid itself of toxins. Our new Daily Detox supplement cleanses your body every day of internal and environmental toxins. This gentle blend of botanicals improves digestion and bowel elimination while increasing vitality and enhancing immunity.* It is created for daily use and as a natural bridge between HealthTrim® Cleanse cycles.

Individuals 18 years and older can take 2 Daily Detox capsules in the morning, preferably with food.

  • Balances the channels of elimination
  • Supports a healthy inflammatory response
  • Helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system*
  • Neutralizes damaging free radicals
  • Provides nutritional support for the liver

Get that good gut feeling

Your gut doesn’t have to be a scary place. Do your body a favor by adding Probiotic and Daily Detox to your everyday regimen. A healthy gut can increase your immunity and allow your body to efficiently absorb nutrients so you can benefit from all the products by PURE, maximizing YOU as an individual.

Order Probiotic and Daily Detox today. Read the FAQ on Probiotic. Read the FAQ on Daily Detox. You can also listen to our September PURE Product Spotlight where Dr. John ‘Bucky’ Buckner shares the benefits of Probiotic.