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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Probiotics - The Key To a Healthy Immune System

Years ago, no one thought too much about the bacteria that live in our digestive tract. Scientists knew there were plenty of bacteria in our gut, but they didn't think too much about them. That has all changed. 
There are now more than three hundred clinical research studies looking into what those little bugs in our guts are doing for us and what the studies have found is amazing.
Your digestive tract contains more than 100 trillion bacteria (that is 10 times the number of cells in your entire body) and collectively makes up an inner ecosystem known as our gut flora. The health of that ecosystem, it turns out, can be very important to your overall health.

Gut flora

Gut flora help us in a lot of ways. They are used to aid in the digestion of food and absorb nutrients; many vitamins and minerals are released from the food you eat by bacteria in our digestive tract. The gut flora are a huge part of our immune system contributing up to 80% of our immune system and they help promote healthy intestinal activity, good digestion, and colon regularity.

If you have ever taken an antibiotic, even just once, your gut flora are out of balance. There are more bad guys than good guys in there because the antibiotic does not play favorites - it kills all of the bacteria in your gut both the good and the bad!

Then, if your diet isn't pure, and really whose is? Your gut most probably has an imbalance of gut bacteria. Meaning, if you consume white flour, sugar, too much salt, etc., then that means you created an environment where the bad bacteria have outnumbered the good bacteria.

What doctors and scientists are learning is you need to replenish the good guys and do it often if your diet is less than ideal or you have taken antibiotics.

How to have a healthy ecosystem

If you want to maintain a healthy bacterial ecosystem, the best approach is to avoid refined grains, sugar, processed foods, chlorinated water, and certain medications.
You can also add good bacteria by getting them in your diet. Make sure to include fermented foods as a part of your daily routine. This means not only a good yogurt, but also pickles, sauerkraut, kefir, buttermilk, and tempeh. Make sure you choose these foods with live cultures; pasteurization can destroy the healthy bacteria.
In addition to cultured foods, a probiotics supplement can also help support healthy digestive and immune function.

It would be great if we could get them all by diet alone, but that is virtually impossible. Many people do not like the above mentioned fermented foods and even if you do eat yogurt, most are so heavily laden with sugar, the few good guys that might be alive, aren't able to do much good.

This is why health experts strongly recommend supplementing with a good, quality probiotic to replenish the good gut bacteria. This not only helps with digestion problems, but also helps boost your immune system.

What is really great about adding probiotics is they do not interfere with medications and they are safe and easy for children to take!
The problem with adding some probiotics in supplement form is they often never live to see your gut. 
Studies done on the cheaper probiotics found in stores have shown those little guys don't last long in the bottle and many brands were found to have no live bacteria in them!
Other studies showed the problem of the good bacteria in the product never survives the stomach acids. This means very few of them live to get to the gut to do their job.
So how do you get a good, high quality probiotic to live on the shelf and to safely get past the stomach acids so these little guys can work their magic in your gut?
It takes a lot of research, trial and error and the best scientific minds working together to formulate a probiotic that actually works and get the little guys safely to their intended destination.
This is the one my family uses and we have noticed huge results with better digestion and a healthier immune system:

Optiflora Probiotic Complex - Potency Advantage 
Optiflora Probiotic Complex utilizes patented triple-layer encapsulation technology, designed to provide live delivery of probiotics to the large intestine, where they provide the greatest benefit.

The power of nature, unleashed by science. 
Safe. Proven. Guaranteed.

 At Shaklee, they are committed to innovating through science and looking to nature for the answers that can provide healthier lives. They ensure the highest quality and safety standards—conducting over 100,000 quality tests per year to ensure their products are safe for you and your family.

This is why I trust Shaklee to give us the very best of Science & Nature. 

Try Shaklee Probiotics for yourself and if you are not completely satisfied receive a full refund of the product.

*Note: Optiflora capsules can be ordered separately or as a system combined with Pre-biotics, which in simple terms are food for the good bacteria.
If you are not used to taking a probiotic I recommend not taking the pre-biotic yet as it may cause gas.
Start with just the probiotic capsule first, then when gut is in a healthier state you may add the pre-biotic powder later if you want.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Glucose Regulation Complex - Helps retain normal blood-sugar levels*

The number of people with high blood sugar has been climbing rapidly in all age groups. 
❍ An estimated 16 million Americans – including at least 300,000 children – have seriously high levels of glucose in their blood.
❍ At least one-third of these people do not know it. 
❍ Increased 70% for people in their 30’s within the past decade.

Glucose Regulation Complex takes a new approach to glucose regulation* 

Glucose Regulation Complex promotes sensitivity of cell receptors to aid in normal glucose transport into cells.* 
Glucose Regulation Complex helps the body make efficient use of the insulin it already produces so as to promote long-term cardiovascular health and to help retain normal blood glucose levels.* 
❍ Unique combination of minerals, botanical & antioxidants 
● The best of nature and science 
● 100% Shaklee guaranteed

How Do The Ingredients Work?

Promotes efficient glucose utilization.* 
❍ Magnesium, chromium, zinc and vanadium support the body’s ability to process glucose.* Aids normal glucose transport into cells and normal responsiveness of cells to insulin.* 
❍ Banaba leaf extract, magnesium and chromium promote efficient transport of glucose from the blood into cells, helping the body to retain normal blood glucose levels.* The antioxidants alpha lipoic acid, zinc, and taurine help protect the integrity of cells so they can respond normally to insulin.*

Helps sustain energy and prevent rapid blood sugar declines that can lead to food cravings.* When taken as part of a healthful, high-fiber diet, chromium and banaba leaf extract can help stave off blood sugar crashes that can lead to feelings of low energy, hunger, carbohydrate cravings, and between-meal snacking.* 

Provides antioxidant protection and helps to recycle vitamins C and E for additional antioxidant activity.* Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant in itself, but it also helps recharge the antioxidant protection of Vitamins C and E.* Zinc and chromium also have significant effects on oxidative stress.

Who Can Benefit From Glucose Regulation Complex*?

● Adult men and women who want to retain normal blood sugar levels. 
● Those wanting to help sustain energy and prevent blood sugar crashes that can lead to carbohydrate cravings. 
● Those who are making lifestyle changes to help maintain long-term health 
About 1 in 4 Americans, that’s 70 million people, could benefit from support to help the body make more efficient use of the insulin it produces.

Users’ Experiences With Glucose Regulation Complex*

"I can tell the food choices that I'm craving are not sugary carbohydrate type foods. It's more the proteins and the vegetables that are complex carbohydrates, which is a switch for me."
- J. Glacken (Illinois)

"I think people are really searching for something safe that they can rely on and they don't have to worry about some of the questionable things that are on the market."
- J. Carter 

"In the 30 some years that we’ve been associated with Shaklee, I just have the greatest confidence in their research, and that they would not even be testing a product that was not safe or that was not going to live up to their standards. I'm so excited about the possibilities of this product, not only for me and for my family, but for many other people who have some of the same concerns that I do about health issues."
- J. Boltinghouse (Iowa)

How Can I Get Shaklee Glucose Regulation Complex*?

You can find it here: Glucose Regulation Complex*

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Questions? Contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab up top and letting us know how we can help you. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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