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Lucuma Powder

Why should you include Lucuma powder into your everyday life?

Using lacuma powder is an excellent way to get a boost of rich antioxidants and B vitamins. The powder ultra-concentrates the antioxidant powers of lucuma powder, as well as the boost of vitamins. This means that just a little of this powder used as a sweetener will go a very long way. Also containing protein and trace minerals, this all-natural sweetening powder can not only help stabilize blood sugar, but also curb cravings, curb appetite, and the fruit has long been said to aid in fertility, as it has been a Peruvian symbol of fertility for several millennia. Aside from these benefits, lacuma powder is a safe sweetening alternative to sugar for diabetics. Because of the rich antioxidant content of lucuma powder, this all natural organic sweetener has immune system boosting potential, as well as the ability to fight and prevent certain diseases and illnesses including cancer. Lucuma has also long been said to aid in healing and speed up wound closure, making it a powerful natural healer. Also showing natural antibiotic, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties, the flesh of the lucuma fruit is a common source of natural healing and medicines among the native South American people where the fruit grows.

Here is a great recipe to make Raw Lucuma Ice Cream

Ingredients
• 1 Cup Lucuma Powder
• 1 Cup Cashews
• 1 Tbsp Vanilla Powder
• 1 Cup Coconut Cream, Coconut Meat or Raw Coconut Butter
• 1 Cup Raw Honey
• 1 Tbsp Psyllium Hulls (essential for creating a soft ice-cream that can be scooped)
• 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar
• 1 Cup Pure Water (or more to allow blending consistency – you can replace with cashew milk made with cool processed raw cashews)
• 1/3 Cup Maca Powder or Red Maca Powder
• Pinch Kalahari Salt (optional)

Directions:
• Mix all ingredients into a smooth consistency
• Pour into a container and freeze until set
• Scoop into a bowl and enjoy! (serves 6)

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Nature’s Way CranRX

CranRX

Urinary Health

Clinical Strength

• Standardized PACs

• Superior Activity

• Proven Results

BIOACTIVE CRANBERRY*®

What are the health benefits of cranberries? Medically speaking, cranberries are best known for their ability to support urinary tract health.* They also provide powerful antioxidant activity.

How do cranberries support urinary tract health? Scientists used to think cranberries supported urinary tract health by making the urine more acidic. But that thinking has changed. Recent studies show that a particular constituent naturally found in cranberries, called A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs), is largely responsible for the fruit’s urinary bene­ts.*

What are PACs? PACs are a class of biologically active ‑avonoids found in a variety of fruits and seeds. When it comes to supporting urinary tract health, however, not all PACs work the same. In a published medical study, it was shown that A-type PACs from cranberries are the ones that provide urinary tract benefits.*1

Cranberry juice or supplements, which is better? Many people don’t like the tart taste, high amount of sugar, or the acidity of cranberry juice, which can cause digestive discomfort. Cranberry supplements provide a convenient and easy-to-take alternative.

Why choose CranRx? CranRx from Nature’s Way® is a unique cranberry supplement with distinct advantages over other brands.

1) More PACs. CranRx provides up to three times more PACs than typical cranberry supplements. That’s because it is produced from 100% whole Early Black variety cranberries that are naturally richer in PACs than other varieties of cranberries.

2) Clinically studied. Taking 500-1000 mg of the unique, standardized cranberry preparation used in CranRx has been clinically shown to support urinary tract health in women.*2

Taking CranRx

Take 1 capsule daily with an 8 ounce glass of water. For intensive use, take 1 capsule twice daily with an 8 ounce glass of water.

Amount per capsule

CranRx 100% Whole Cranberry ………………………… 500 mg

fruit solids (Early Black variety) standardized to PACs (proanthocyanidins)

©2011 R0 Nature’s Way Products, Inc. / 66748…… 130

Total Fat ……………………………………………………………14 g

Saturated Fat …………………………………………………13 g

Polyunsaturated Fat ………………………………………<0.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat ……………………………………<0.5 g

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) …………………………13 g

©2012 R1 Nature’s Way Products, LLC / 66747

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Nature’s Way Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Nature’s Way® coconut oils are the delicious way to get more MCTs into your daily diet. Natural Energy Source Coconut oil is one of nature’s richest sources of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are “good fats” your body uses to produce energy. It’s an ideal part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, as well as exercise and weight loss programs. Delicious Addition to your Diet Coconut oil can be used in your favorite recipes as a substitute for butter, margarine, shortening or vegetable oils. Blend it into salad dressings, smoothies, sauces and dips. Spread it over bagels and toast. Drizzle it over popcorn. It’s naturally delicious!

Ideal for Cooking Coconut oil can be used for baking, sautéing and frying in temperatures up to 350º F.

Good for Hair & Skin, Grab your body lotion, face cream, hair conditioner or lip balm and look at the list of ingredients. There’s a good chance you will ­nd a few questionable ones, including unwanted chemicals. Thank goodness Mother Nature created coconut oil, which works great as a natural moisturizing lotion and hair conditioner.

Why choose Nature’s Way Coconut Oils ?

Purity, quality and taste—these are the attributes that separate Nature’s Way coconut oils from the competition.

• Made from non-GMO coconuts

• Pure, expeller pressed oil

• High MCT potencies

• Non-hydrogenated

• Solvent free

• No trans fat

Just try Nature’s Way coconut oils and see for yourself. You will be amazed at their pure appearance, delicious creamy flavor, and the many ways you can use them as part of your daily diet—and beyond!

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Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (62% MCTs)

Hardens when chilled, turns liquid at room temperature • Great to use as a spread

Amount per tablespoon (14 g)

Calories …………………………………………………………… 130

Total Fat ……………………………………………………………14 g

Saturated Fat …………………………………………………13 g

Polyunsaturated Fat ………………………………………<0.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat ………………………………………<1 g

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) ………………………… 9 g

Premium Liquid

 

Coconut Oil (93% MCTs) Higher MCT potency keeps it always liquid

and pourable—even when refrigerated

Amount per tablespoon (15 mL)

Calories …………………………………………………………… 130

Total Fat ……………………………………………………………14 g

Saturated Fat …………………………………………………13 g

Polyunsaturated Fat ………………………………………<0.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat ……………………………………<0.5 g

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Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) …………………………13 g

©2012 R1 Nature’s Way Products, LLC / 66747

 

 

The 6 Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Supplement

Just like with every product out on the market – it is difficult to know exactly which is the most beneficial, and which will do the most harm on the body. Do not judge a book by its cover. Just because a bottle reads “Fish Oil” and is the most cost effective selection of the thousands of options out there does not make it the best choice for you. Before you decide to purchase whatever supplement it is that you are interested in, this blog will help you ensure that you are choosing not only the correct product, but the most quality vitamin that will fit your needs.

1. Understand what your needs are before choosing a supplement.

It is important to assess exactly what you need to take the supplement for, and use those key words as part of your search when looking for the right one for you. If your healthcare provider or nutritionist has recommended something to you – make sure you know what dosages, purities and forms you are looking for first before making your decision.

2. Read the entire label.

Are you gluten free? Are you vegan? Do you have any other sort of allergies of concern? Some products contain these allergens and products that would not be suitable for you and more often an item will specify gluten free or certified vegan if it is. Sometimes you will need to check the bottom or the other side of the box to find additional information (i.e. expiration date, contact information, etc.)

3. Take the suggested serving size.

Each reputable product should have a serving size listed on the label, similar to a food item you purchase. Just like buying shoes – you want to make sure that the supplement you choose fits. The FDA has done extensive research on how much our body needs on a daily basis (Percent Daily Value or PDA) so any more than what is recommended by either the FDA or your health care professional could have the opposite effect of what you are intending to take the supplement for.

4. Follow the storage instructions.

Most supplements will recommend that you store your supplements in a cool dry place for best use, and to store them in their original packaging. It is very important to pay attention to expiration dates as well, to ensure that you are not ingesting an expired product.

5. Know your abbreviations.

Dosage amounts are very important. You don’t want to purchase a product with micrograms when your health care provider recommended milligrams, or you will end up taking a lot more volume than necessary, and spending a great deal of extra money to get the amount your body needs.

Some Frequently used abbreviations:
Microgram (mcg) = 1/1000 milligram MG
IU = International Unit
MFG = manufacturer
DV = Daily Value

6. Can you contact the manufacturer?

If the answer is no, do not purchase the product. By law the manufacturer is required to provide contact information in order for consumers to contact them to ask questions. Typically you will find a toll free phone number and a website on the bottle or packaging.

Below is an example of a supplement label. I have pointed out some of the important things to pay attention to that should come standard on all supplements.

 

Questions?

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Why should kids have all the fun? Alive! Multi-Vitamin Gummies & Vitamin D3 5,000 IU Chewables

Why should kids have all the fun?

Introducing new Alive!® Adult Multi-Vitamin Gummies from Nature’s Way® - The tastiest way to take your multi-vitamins. Alive! ® Gummies are more complete and potent than other gummy multi-vitamins* because they’re packed with 26 fruits and vegetables plus vitamins and minerals. Alive! Includes a full B-vitamin complex for energy and metabolism* with Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Choline & Inositol. Alive! ® also contains extra Vitamin C and Vitamin D.

Alive! Gummies contain the whole body nourishment to help support a healthy heart, bones, digestion, energy, immunity and eyes* and are available in a convenient 3 gummy daily dose. Unlike other gummy multi-vitamins, Alive! Gummies are 100% gluten & gelatin free and are sweetened with organic tapioca and cane juice. Plus they come in 3 great-tasting natural flavors: Cherry, Grape and Orange.

Contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs or peanuts. No artificial flavors or preservatives.

Gummy appearance may change over time due to natural color. This does not alter product potency. Keep out of reach of children.

VITAMIN D3 5,000 IU

The delicious way to take Vitamin D3

New Vitamin D3 5,000 IU now available in great-tasting chocolate chewables exclusively from Enzymatic Therapy®. Vitamin D3 promotes a strong immune system, as well as healthy bones.*

Many clinical trials have demonstrated the benefits of vitamin D to support bone strength and density.* Supplementation with vitamin D at dosages of 700-800 IU daily or higher has been associated with a 23-26% improvement in bone health, especially for older adults.*

Enzymatic Therapy’s Vitamin D3 5,000 IU Chocolate chewables are a delicious and convenient way to support a healthy lifestyle.

  • Vitamin D3 provides an easy way to increase intake of cholecalciferol – the same form of vitamin D our bodies create naturally.
  • And, since the chocolate chewable tablet is delicious, taking this supplement is easy to remember.

To support healthy bones* Healthy bones need vitamin D to properly use calcium and phosphorus.* Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphorus absorption through the intestines, reduces kidney excretion of calcium, and regulates the amount of calcium in the bones.*

To support a healthy immune system and other health functions in the body* Vitamin D has been shown to enhance healthy cell replication and division, as well as influencing healthy glucose metabolism.*

This product does not contain artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, dairy products, gluten, preservatives, salt, soy, sugar, wheat, yeast.This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal.

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8 Week Course Sahaja Meditation

Discover what meditation is all about.

Learn why so many are already enjoying the benefits. Learn how to meditate and balance energy centers with guided meditations. Sahaja Meditation weekly classes are offered free of charge. 1 hour meetings are practical sessions, with guided collective meditations. It is meditation based and not “exercise” yoga. No postures and special clothing are required. Come relax and enjoy!

 

Schedule:

WEEK 1 – Saturday May 5th, 2012, 10-11am at VitaminLife click here for directions

• Introduction to Meditation

• Questions & Answers

WEEK 2 – TBA

• Subtle System and Energy Centers

• How to achieve state of silence

• Easy techniques to help reduce stress

• Foot soak Demo

WEEK 3 – TBA

• Balancing the natural energy

• Reading your hands

• Learn to meditate at home

• Guided meditation

WEEK 4 - TBA

• Ice Pack Treatment

• How to calm your thoughts and have a restful sleep

• Bringing attention within

• Guided meditation

WEEK 5 - TBA

• Self-Mastery

• Diagnosing problems in our

Energy Centers

• Clearing your Energy centers

• Guided meditation

WEEK 6 - TBA

• Meditation for Health

• Workshop

• Guided Meditation

• Tips for meditating at home

WEEK 7 - TBA

• How music helps Meditation

• Guided Meditation

• Open Forum for discussion

WEEK 8 - TBA

• The complete Integration

• Take tools for meditating at

• Guided Meditation CD to help you meditate at home

 

 

Sahaja Meditation is a not-for-profit, offering free spiritual meditation guidance in more than 75 countries.