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

Get into the swing of network marketing

I’ve casually golfed a few times in my life, though I couldn’t tell you what my handicap is. I can play a mean game of miniature golf; I’m a pro at hitting the ball through the rotating windmill every time.

I’ve played enough of both games to be familiar with the equipment, some of the rules and the importance of skill development. Today on National Golf Day, let’s take a look at some golfing terminology and how it relates to network marketing.

Can you read the greens?

  1. Golf Clubs – You can have a maximum of 14 clubs in your golf bag, according to the USGA. It’s important to choose which club to use for which shot. Likewise, products by PURE target specific needs so you want to choose correctly. Just as one selects their clubs to their shot; customize the products by PURE to your body’s needs.
  2. Caddie – They don’t just clean clubs, replace divots and carry your gear, they may advise on club selection or recommend strategies. Likewise, your upline is your mentor and is available to offer advice. They’ve walked in your footsteps and know the tools you need to succeed. A good caddie can be worth several strokes a round; a good leader can propel your business to unimaginable heights.
  3. Grand Slam – This is when a golfer wins four major championships in the same year. I like to compare this to our CORE4 set of products, HealthTrim® Cleanse, GoYin, Daily Build and ENERGY, which together form a strong foundation and help set the stage for optimal wellness. Winning four championships fuels your career; CORE4 fuels your body with key nutrients to maximize you.
  4. Grain – Talk about details! Golfers can be very adept at knowing which way the grain runs in grass, as it can affect the direction a putt breaks. When you are that in tune with your customer’s needs and wants, you will win them over. Don’t try to go against the grain in golf or your business.
  5. Mechanics – How you swing and hold the club may be basic principles, but they play a big part in your game. As a network marketer, you have tools at your disposal to help you work on your swing. How you hold the club is just as important as the way you contact your prospects, share product benefits and follow up.
  6. Follow-through – This action in a golf swing will help you gain proper tempo and the correct finishing point. How about in your business? Do you consistently finish strong? Building momentum in your follow-through will help you win the game; building strong relationships in your business will open many doors.
  7. Press – This is when you try and hit the ball harder than usual. Don’t overdo it. Your outcome is dependent on your actions, no one else’s. In golf, there’s no one to blame for a shot except yourself; in network marketing, be yourself; be natural.

It’s time to tee up — are you ready? Next time you play golf, think about how it can help with your PURE business. Conversely, next time you pitch your story to a customer, get some inspiration from your game of golf.

The Masters begin on April 11. Apply some of golfing’s lessons to your business. Find your strengths and play to those. You just might make some birdies!

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!

Don’t just make resolutions, achieve them

Welcome to 2019! Are you one of the many Americans who make New Year’s resolutions? Are you successful at achieving them? Research says that more than 50% of people who make New Year’s resolutions generally keep them for the first two weeks, but by the end of the first month that number declines and at six months many people have completely abandoned those resolutions.

Any guesses as to what the number-one New Year’s resolution was in 2018? Losing weight topped the list. How many of you agree and even have it on the top of your resolution list for 2019? I know it has frequently topped my list. Do you wonder how and if you can succeed with your resolution? You can, and I’ll explain.

Dieting versus healthy eating

Losing weight can feel like a never-ending cycle. Sometimes it seems like you try every “diet” plan and workout on the market, but they turn out to be failures. There is a difference between healthy eating and dieting. Dieting makes you hungry. Diets are temporary and often unrealistic.

A philosophy of ours at PURE, called Cleanse, Balance, Build, Focus, teaches that when you give the body what it needs, it will be able to do what it was created to do. In other words, if you feed your body health and wellness, it will provide health and wellness in return. If you feed the body garbage, well, that’s what will come out.

Cleanse, Balance, Build and Focus with CORE4

Begin with a strong foundation. The products in CORE4 help set the stage for optimal wellness. Start by cleansing your body of internal and environmental toxins. Next balance your mood and stress levels. Then, build key nutrients and provide focus and mental well-being.

  • Cleanse your body with HealthTrim® Cleanse. Our world is swarming with toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. And, they’re not just physical. We have mental toxins, too. Check out PURE’s Detox Program below.
  • Balance your body with GoYin. Every system in the body strives to maintain status quo. When something is out of balance, our bodies will do what’s necessary to get that balance back. This isn’t just about physical balance, but emotional, mental and spiritual balance, too.
  • Build your body with Daily Build. We must provide our body with the basic nutrients needed to be strong and healthy. Also, one size NEVER fits all. You must find and give your body what it needs to be healthy.
  • Focus with ENERGY. You are doing this for you; not for someone else. You must get healthy for you, and you can do this when you focus.

PURE Detox Program

A way to jump-start the cleanse/detoxification process is to start with the Detox program and then you go into CORE4. Or, if you started with the CORE4 and you are ready to take your detoxing a step further then we recommend participating in PURE’s Detox program. Successful weight loss consists of healthy eating and regular physical activity. Jump-start your journey with a combination of herbs and botanicals that help facilitate the removal of toxins from the body.

Begin with a 7-day detox, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for a full body reset. Once you see the difference it makes, you’ll be hooked. This program works because you’re feeding your body plant-based, whole food nutrition. You are eating and creating sustainable habits. You will experience life-changing results

Join Team28 with people who have made the same resolutions as you. Read success stories and frequently asked questions, find delicious, detox-friendly recipes and more. Submit before and after photos to win prizes.

It’s time to get your health back on track and support your weight loss journey. In just one week, you’ll remove harmful toxins, experience better digestion, have more energy, improve your mental clarity, have fewer sugar cravings and see a reduction in body fat.*

This is your year. It’s your time not just to lose the weight, but to become the healthy person you were created to be. Use PURE’s philosophy combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise to lose weight and keep it off. Make that your resolution for 2019.

Weight loss results may vary based on individual users. Products by PURE are designed to be used in conjunction with a sensible diet and regular exercise. Persons interested in using products by PURE or programs to maintain healthy weight should consult with their health care provider prior to beginning any new nutrition and exercise program.

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

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.