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With Natural Herbs and Minerals you can lower your blood pressure, Maximize your memory, Protect your vision, soothe arthritis and joint pain and so much more! You can achieve optimum health and wellness.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a fatty acid that contains sulfur and is essential for the production of energy. What makes it different from other antioxidants is it functions in both water and fat which increases it’s range of action.
ALA is found in meat, liver, yeast, spinach and broccoli. The body naturally manufactures ALA and healthy people don’t usually need more unless they want to obtain therapeutic benefits then supplements are necessary.
In therapeutic doses it is helpful in treating complications associated with diabetes especially when combined with vitamin E. In Germany and Russia, ALA is used to treat symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy- a complication of diabetes where nerves are damaged. It helps reduces the pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness of this condition. Studies also show that given intravenously it may reduce insulin resistance in people with diabetes.
ALA may prevent and treat other conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and Parkinson’s disease. In a cream it also protects skin from sun damage.
ALA is generally considered safe with very few side effects, even when taken in high doses. If you have diabetes and take diabetes medication it may decrease your blood sugar levels even further than the drugs do so your doctor may need to adjust the dosage of your diabetic medications.

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Belly Buster

We just came out with a new product this year called Prolessa Duo, let me tell you this product is great. I had hit a plateau in my weight loss and couldn’t seem to lose any more weight. After listening to some of the testimonials on this product and the weight they were losing I decided to give it a try and boy am I excited to tell you I have lost 3 more pounds and 2 inches all off my belly area in one week.  It’s great!!!  Prolessa Duo is a unique formula that helps to significantly reduce caloric intake. It helps promote body fat loss and creates a feeling of fullness. It is stimulate free so there are no jitters and no side effects aside from losing weight. Just add it to my shake in the morning and it does all the work, couldn’t be easier!

If any of you are interested in losing the jelly belly you may have go to my shopping cart web site and register for a password to be sent to you.

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Protein 101

PROTEIN 101

By David Heber, M.D.,
Ph.D.

 It seems everywhere we look someone is promoting
a new diet that praises the power of protein. But whether you want to lose or
gain
weight, or maintain your current weight, the importance of
protein goes far beyond physical appearance and
muscle
building.

 

A NECESSITY FOR EVERY BODY

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise
known as the building blocks of life. Protein is stored in muscles and organs, and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones.
Protein  also makes it possible  for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that our daily protein requirements should be 10 percent to 35 percent of our total caloric intake, with men needing slightly more than women. A lack of protein can cause loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, as well as weakening
of the heart and respiratory system.

HOW PROTEIN AFFECTS YOUR WEIGHT

The widespread popularity of high-protein diets is due in large part to their ability to help manage hunger. When protein is absorbed, it sends a signal to the brain to decrease your hunger. Another benefit of protein is that it raises your resting metabolism by maintaining muscle mass. As we age, muscle mass decreases without exercise, so staying fit is a key to burning fat by keeping your metabolism high. Protein also leads to a much less rapid rise and fall of blood sugar and insulin, so you avoid the “sugar highs and lows” after eating sweets without adequate protein. Certain foods, however, provide a healthier resource for protein than others.

CONSIDER THE SOURCE

You can obtain healthy sources of protein without high levels of saturated fat. For example, soybeans, nuts and whole grains provide protein without much saturated fat and offer plenty of healthful fiber and micronutrients as well. If you’re looking for yet another great way to obtain healthy protein, vegetable sources of protein found in Herbalife’s Formula 1 shakes, are high
quality and have lower calorie levels with virtually no added fat. Herbalife®  products personalize your daily protein intake to match your body’s needs. With a variety of shakes and snacks, Herbalife’s weight-management program helps you build or maintain lean muscle while providing
healthy weight-management  support.

Now that you’ve increased your knowledge of protein, you can effectively enhance your diet and allow good health to take shape.

PROTEIN FOODS AT-A-GLANCE

The following is a list of foods and their protein content in grams:

DAIRY PRODUCTS

•     Egg whites: 7 whites =
25 grams

•     Cottage cheese (nonfat): 1 cup = 28 grams

•     Mozzarella cheese (nonfat):
one 1-ounce stick = 8 grams

•     Yogurt (nonfat, sugar-free): one 6-ounce carton
= 5 grams

•     Yogurt (nonfat, plain): 1 cup = 14 grams

•     Milk (nonfat):
1 cup = 10 grams

 

MEATS

•     Beef (lean): 3 ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

•     Chicken breast: 3
ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

•     Turkey breast: 3
ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

•     Turkey ham: 4 ounces
(cooked weight) = 18 grams

•     Pork tenderloin: 3 ounces (cooked weight) = 24 grams

FISH

•     Ocean-caught fish: 4 ounces (cooked weight) = 25 to 31 grams

•     Shrimp, crab, lobster: 4 ounces (cooked weight) = 22 to 24 grams

•     Tuna: 4 ounces (water packed) = 27 grams

•     Scallops: 4 ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

BEANS, LENTILS AND GRAINS

•     Beans (black, pinto, etc.): ½ cup (cooked) = 7 grams

•     Lentils: ½ cup (cooked) = 9 grams

•     Quinoa: ½ cup (cooked) = 6 grams

•     Tofu: ¼ block = 7 grams

•     Veggie burger: one burger = 5 to 20 grams (varies by brand)

Note: Some ready-to-eat
cereals are also good protein sources. Check labels–some have more than 10 grams of protein per serving.

HERBALIFE®  FOODS

•    Formula 1 shake (with 8 fl. oz. nonfat milk):
one serving = 18 grams

•    Soup Mix (with 6 to 8 fl. oz. of water): one serving = 16 grams

•    Protein Drink Mix (with 6 to 8 fl. oz. water): one serving = 15 grams

•    Beverage Mix (with 6 to 8 fl. oz. water): one serving = 15 grams

•    Protein Bar: one bar (1.23 ounces) = 12 grams

•    Protein Bar Deluxe: one bar (1.41 ounces) = 10 grams

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1: Protein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROTEIN FOODS AT-A-GLANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following
is a list of
foods and their protein content in grams:

 

DAIRY PRODUCTS

•     Egg whites: 7 whites =
25 grams

•     Cottage cheese (nonfat): 1 cup = 28 grams

•     Mozzarella cheese (nonfat):
one 1-ounce stick = 8 grams

•     Yogurt (nonfat, sugar-free): one 6-ounce carton
= 5 grams

•     Yogurt (nonfat, plain): 1 cup = 14 grams

•     Milk (nonfat):
1 cup = 10 grams

 

MEATS

•     Beef (lean): 3
ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

•     Chicken breast: 3
ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

•     Turkey breast: 3
ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

•     Turkey ham: 4 ounces
(cooked weight) = 18
grams

•     Pork tenderloin: 3 ounces (cooked weight) = 24
grams

 

FISH

•     Ocean-caught fish: 4 ounces (cooked weight) = 25
to 31 grams

•     Shrimp, crab, lobster: 4 ounces (cooked weight) = 22
to 24 grams

•     Tuna: 4
ounces (water packed) = 27 grams

•     Scallops: 4
ounces (cooked weight) = 25 grams

 

BEANS, LENTILS AND GRAINS

•     Beans (black, pinto, etc.): ½ cup (cooked) = 7
grams

•     Lentils: ½
cup (cooked) = 9 grams

•     Quinoa: ½
cup (cooked) = 6 grams

•     Tofu: ¼
block = 7 grams

•     Veggie burger: one burger = 5
to 20 grams (varies by brand)

Note: Some ready-to-eat
cereals are also good protein sources. Check labels–some have more than

10
grams of protein per serving.

 

HERBALIFE®  FOODS

•    Formula 1 shake (with 8 fl. oz. nonfat milk):
one serving = 18
grams

•    Soup Mix (with 6
to 8 fl. oz. of water):
one serving = 16
grams

•    Protein Drink Mix (with 6
to 8 fl. oz. water): one serving = 15 grams

•    Beverage Mix (with 6
to 8 fl. oz. water): one serving = 15 grams

•    Roasted Soy Nuts with Cardia®* Salt: one packet (1 ounce) = 11
grams

•    Protein Bar: one bar (1.23 ounces) = 12 grams

•    Protein Bar Deluxe: one bar (1.41 ounces) = 10 grams

 

 

*Cardia®  is a registered trademark of Nutrition 21, Inc.

 

W  E        I      G     H

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Eat This Not That

So you think you are making healthy choices?  Advertising makes you think you are but if you read the labels you’ll get a much better picture of the food you are choosing as healthy. Most people think that a salad is a good choice and it is if you pick the right one and use the right type of salad dressing. Just because something is low fat doesn’t mean you can eat a large serving either, and low fat foods sometimes will have a high sugar content. Remember low fat doesn’t mean low calorie.  If you want to lose weight and eat healthy you need to find out exactly how many calories you need to be eating everyday. Eating to few calories can cause weight gain and slow down weight lose as well. You need to know how much protein you should be eating everyday as well because protein will help burn fat and turn it into muscle. Here is some information I got from Prevention Magazine on some prepared foods: check it out!

Fast Food Chicken Caesar Salad

Culprit: McDonald’s Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken contains 890 mg of sodium—more than half the recommended daily limit. And that’s without the Caesar dressing, which can pile on another 500 mg. (Select the low-fat Italian and it’s even 30% higher!) In these ready-to-go salads, says Lona Sandon, RD, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, “the worst part is usually the chicken, which is often cooked in a high-sodium marinade for flavor and may also be injected with a sodium solution to keep the meat moist.”

Smarter choice: Skip the entrée salad and go for the burger with a garden salad on the side. A McDonald’s plain

hamburger has 520 mg of sodium (250 calories, 9 g fat); add the side salad (20 calories, 0 g fat, 10 mg sodium) or snack-size fruit-and-walnut salad (210 calories, 8 g fat, 60 mg sodium).

Near East Spanish Rice Pilaf


Culprit: Near East Spanish Rice Pilaf contains 910 mg of sodium in its 2.5-ounce serving (240

calories, 0.5 g fat)—nearly two-thirds of the recommended daily dose (and more if you add butter as suggested). That’s high, even by the standards of these supersimple dishes, which generally contain about 500 to 800 mg of sodium.

Smarter choice: Near East Original Plain Whole Grain Wheat Couscous contains no salt; simply season with your own spice blend. Bonus: Many herbs and spices like cilantro and turmeric are packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients.

Fat-Free Cottage Cheese


Culprit: Breakstone’s Fat-Free Cottage Cheese has 400 mg of sodium per 4-ounce serving (70 calories). That’s like eating 2 ¼ 1-ounce bags of Lay’s

potato chips. In order to give cottage cheese its curds-and-whey consistency, manufacturers must add salt during production. This salt, plus the natural salt contained in the milk used to make the cheese, gives this typical health fixture a surprisingly high sodium level.

Smarter choice: Equally creamy and still diet friendly, Sorrento Low-Fat Ricotta (140 mg sodium and 100 calories per 4 ounces) is worth trying.

Fruit Juice Cocktails


Culprit: At 33 g per 8-ounce glass, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail has as much sugar as a can of

soda. (The word cocktail is a red flag.)

Smarter choice: For a refreshing (and guilt-free!) alternative, try flavored seltzer, such as Vintage Raspberry Seltzer (0 g added sugar).

Low-Fat Ice Cream


Culprit: Häagen-Dazs Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt has 21 g of sugar in a half-cup serving—nearly double the amount in real ice cream such as Edy’s Grand French Vanilla (11 g) and close to your limit for the entire day.

Smarter choice: Edy’s Whole Fruit No Sugar Added Fruit Bars will satisfy your sweet tooth with just 2 g of sugar and only 30

calories per serving (0 g fat).

Fat-Free Salad Dressing


Culprit: Maple Grove Farms Fat Free Honey Dijon Salad Dressing has 8 g of sugar in 2 tablespoons. That’s like tossing 10 jelly beans into your

salad.

Smarter choice: Newman’s Own Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette has just 1 g of sugar (and 4 g fat). Wish-Bone Light Italian has 2 g of sugar (2.5 g fat).


Sneaky Fat

If low-fat foods add sugar to make up for missing

flavor, then full-fat varieties must be healthy and satisfying, right? Not when you look over labels with an expert eye. One pitfall is heart-stopping saturated and trans fats, which increase blood sugar levels, blunt insulin resistance, and decrease your ratio of good to bad cholesterol. Then there’s the serving size, which can trick you into thinking you’re getting a dollop of fat—when you are actually getting most of a day’s serving. Overall, try to keep fats to 35% of caloric intake. (In a 1,600-calorie diet, that’s 62 g.)

*A serving of whole-milk Greek yogurt can have more fat than 3 small vanilla ice-cream cones!


Greek Yogurt

Culprit: Fage Total Plain Classic Greek Yogurt has 23 g of fat (18 g saturated) and 300 calories in 1 cup. That’s not to say there aren’t good reasons to buy this ultrathick and creamy yogurt. It’s a great

source of calcium (you’ll get 25% of your daily value in a 1-cup serving) and protein (15 g), plus it has those good-for-your-gut live active cultures. But the whole-milk variety has 5 times the fat content of the 2% fat version and twice the calories (300, versus 150 in the 2% product).

Smarter choice: Fage Total 0% Plain Greek Yogurt is made with fat-free milk so it still provides all the calcium and cultures, and it even has a power-packed 20 g of protein, all with no fat and just 120 calories.


 

 

 

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Are You Getting the Proper Nutrition?

All the Nutrition Your Body Needs

All the Nutrition Your Body Needs

You naturally lose muscle over time. As you age bones lose density. 70%of your immune system is in your digestive tract. Your nutritional needs increase when you are recovering from illness or surgery. Experts recommend at least 25 grams of protein per meal to help build lean muscle. These are all facts! Herbalife Healthy Meal Shakes have 20 vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. With 9 grams of protein and healthy fiber. All natural, pharmaceutical grade ingredients developed by top scientist and doctors. Depending what type milk you use (I recommend Silk Soy Light) which is 6 grams protein, then adding two scoops of Personalized Protein Powder adding another 10 grams of protein = 25 grams of protein in a shake, the recommended amount per meal to help build lean muscle. Muscle burns fat so it’s important to continue to build lean muscle as you get older.

Xtra-Cal is a calcium supplement for strong bones and provides a concentrated source of calcium to build strong bones it has vitamin D and magnesium for better absorption and utilization.

Herbal Aloe Powder, Formula 2 Vitamins, Cell-Activator and Best Defense all work together to soothe the stomach, relieve indigestion, provide nutrients and antioxidants to support the assimilation and absorption of essential nutrients and stimulate your cellular immune defense.

Illness and surgery increase your body’s nutrient needs to heal so an increase in cell-activator to boost your immune system, Rose Guards antioxidants support your body’s natural defense against environmental toxins and Tang Kuei will help with the pain while recovering.

HERBALIFE NUTRITION FOR A BETTER LIFE!

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Getting Fat and can’t Lose the Weight?

Are you getting fatter and fatter, diet after diet and still not loosing the weight? Or after you finally manage to lose those few unwanted pounds you find that they have creeped right back onto your belly and hips plus a few more additional pounds, who told them they could bring friends?

Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obssesity in the United States.  Changes in diet and exercise in the last several decades are believed to be at the root of the problem but what if it’s not that simple? What if it’s not just calories in and calories burned, then what? A growing number of researchers have discovered that toxic chemicals may be affecting  our metabolism and confusing our bodies in the effort to maintain a healthy weight.

Chemicals found in our food, home and work environments, and products we buy have been implicated in effects on metabolism.  Phthalates are plasticizers and fragrance carriers found in many products and building materials, including PVC/ vinyl items such as flooring and shower curtains, as well as in cleaners and personal care products. These have been shown to impair testosterone production and is strongly associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome in men. Studies show that phthalates directly affect key regulators of fat metabolism.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a building block of polycarbonate plastic and a component of food can linings. It is known to be estrogenic and to affect thyroid function, and laboratory research suggests exposure may result in weight gain. Some laboratory research found that especially in females BPA exposure can lead to higher weight gain and increased fat deposits.  Analyses of BPA in U.S. residents have linked higher exposure to a greater likelihood of diabetes and heart disease.

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals. Chemicals that last a long time in the environment and build up in our bodies are known as persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals (also called PBTs or POPs).  Some of these chemicals have been banned for many years but are still commonly found in the environment, in food, and in people. Some are still in use like flame retardants and Teflon. Studies have associeated persistent toxic chemicals with obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. Toxic chemicals that can cause obesity, cancer, reproductive problems, and learning disabilities are in the products we use every day.   Disturbing news isn’t it? Basically the body responds to the build up of toxic impurities by trying to protect itself in many ways, including manufacturing and storing fat as a means of containing impurities and insulating itself from them.

Adequate hydration with purified water helps the body maintain the ideal, slightly alkaline, state which is critically important to health and to enable the body to cleanse out some of the toxic impurities. None of our bodily systems function properly if we keep it in a constant state of dehydration. Most people have the concept that if it’s liquid and you drink it that it will hydrate your body, WRONG!!! Remember water helps maintain your bodies ph balance and if you drink beverages such as sodas, coffee you are just adding to the acidic levels and not balancing it out. Your body must somehow deal with the chronic acidification and one of the first places it looks for a buffer is the calcium in our bones, increasing risk for osteoporosis.

How many people would like to have a second chance with their health? How many people sick with diabetes, cancer, heart disease would go back and change the things they eat if they could have the chance at a do over? Why is it that we wait until we are sick before we see that we could have done better by our eating habits. I believe most people would but just don’t know where to start or how to go about it.

Think of your body as a high performance race car, you want your car to perform well and win races right? You wouldn’t put regular gas in your expensive race car and then expect it to perform at its best and win races would you? Your body should be treated the same way, after all you will only have this one body and if you don’t feed it what it needs it will break down and quit performing at it’s peak. You need to cleanse all the toxins from your body, all that gunk and garbage that is stuck to the walls of your colon and all the toxins stored in your fat cells ( even skinny people have fat cells).

There is a highly effective and simple program that helps our bodies consistently cleanse itself of toxins and replenishes it with all the essential nutrients it needs to be optimally healthy, prevent premature aging, and maintain youthful vitality. You will have more energy, have more clarity of thought, gain muscle mass, rid your body of excess fat and get rid of the cravings for all the junk food that is keeping you overweight, tired and sick and gain good health.

Our program gives your body everything it needs to be healthy and have tons of evergy without being hungry or feeling deprived of the foods you love. With good nutrition you will notice that most of your cravings will disappear too! The cleansing program will enable you to get rid of all the toxic waste your body is storing, as the disease causing toxins are released the fat in which they are stored are also released.

If you want the health you deserve like thousands of other customers start off with the core products, Herbalife Healthy Meal Shake (Meal on Wheels), Herbalife’s Patented Cell-Activator and our Multivitamin (pharmaceutical grade). Then add the 21-day Herbal Cleansing Program which helps promote the body’s natural elimination of toxins.

You can check out all the products at www.lorihealthandwellness.com

It’s now up to you to take the next step toward a healthy lifestyle!

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