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Is the change of season causing you stress? Today I spoke with my UPS gentleman about stress and the change of season. Back to school, which means schedules change; weather becomes unpredictable, and not so many sunny days. For parents, like my carrier, added expenses like school uniforms, books, activities on top of tuition, which causes additional stress. However, when I asked him if he’s stressed, he simply says “no problem”. But stress is damaging the body whether we acknowledge it or not. So this season, tackle stress with these 3 simple tactics:

Improve Your Knowledge of When You are Stressed
Biodots, skin thermometers to measure your stress level, are a way to see when stress is indeed chemically affecting your body. They can help you become aware of how many times you are stressed throughout your day.

Each time you have stress, your heart rate and breathing speed up, muscles tighten, blood pressure goes up, and digestion shuts down so we don’t have the digestive enzymes we need. Our thinking becomes more focused and we operate on the “fight or flight channel”. (Sympathetic Nervous system)

Our other channel is the “rest and digest channel” (Parasympathetic Nervous System). Both are important but most of us have our feet on the pedal on the medal and we are constantly experiencing physical burn out making fatigue the number one reason people are going to the doctors. In addition, two thirds of us are overweight which means the body is out of balance. Overweight and depression is on the rise as well as life threatening illnesses like heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

Is it all in your head? I hear many people say I have stress but I have it under control. Whether you have it “under control” or not, stress is wreaking havoc on all systems and it will show up unless you are the man or women of steel.

Strategize Your Diet and Supplement Program
DIET: Keep your blood sugar balanced by eating a breakfast with 24 grams of protein, like a Shaklee 180 Smoothee. It will give you sustained energy! Eat 5 small meals/day with protein and carbs together. Research shows that people who do this eat fewer calories during the day and pounds won’t creep up on you. Reduce sugar in your diet. Did you know that the average person eats 22 teaspoons a day of sugar, equivalent to 250 calories, mostly found in processed foods. Eating that everyday will put the pounds on. The American Heart Association recommends 6 teaspoons a day. Start by eliminating processed foods that are high in sugar like cereal, salad dressings, and bread. If sugar is one of the first 3 ingredients, it is 50% sugar.

SUPPLEMENTS:  We burn through nutrients under stress.
Replenish your nutrients with:

  • B-Complex: The “stress vitamins” often recommended for depression, PMS, mood swings, irritability, nervousness, fatigue, mental confusion, sugar cravings, hypoglycemia, anxiety attacks, cracks on the corner of your mouth, low immunity and hair loss. B vitamins are depleted by sugar, alcohol, mental and physical stress, processed foods, and caffeine. Essential to normal weight, B vitamins convert food to energy and during weight loss, fats to energy.
  • Sustained Release Vita-C: Lost under stress, it is an antioxidant that offers protection from colds, viruses and infection AND many of us do not get enough vitamin C from our diet.
  • Optiflora: Because “bad” bacteria in our intestine can cause excess gas & bloating, weaken our immune system (COLDS AND FLU), and increase our risk of cancer. Stress reduces our good bacteria leaving us open to infection from viruses. Optiflora prevents those problems by providing a regular source of “good” bacteria, which crowd the “bad” bacteria out of our system.
  • Essential Omega-3 Complex: Because studies have shown that populations that consume fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids have a very low risk of heart attack and stroke AND clinical studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce at least three of the major risk factors associated with heart disease. It is also known to improve your mood. Did you know our brain is composed of good fat? Many physicians and therapist recommend fish oil for depression.

Unsure of what to take from above? Vitalizer is a comprehensive program which addresses the lack of nutrients we lose while being stressed. In additions it has an unparalleled delivery system. The right nutrient goes to the right place at the right time. Many of my clients notice this improvement in their daily stamina and tolerance for stress.

If you are still confused which supplements will work best for you, sign up for our Wellness Profile Program. Fill out our assessment form of clusters of symptoms and we recommend a program specifically for you. We determine your areas of concerns like digestion, sugar issues, and adrenal fatigue, which is a result of stress. In addition, you will learn which foods to add to fill in the nutritional gap.

Wellness Profile: $125.00 – Biodots Included in Consultation

Eliminate the Stress in Your Head
Teach the body to eliminate stress with a simple breathing practice. Alternate Nose Breathing exercises balances the right and left brain, and regular practice can teach the body not to overreact to each stressful event.

My favorite balance exercise is Qigong, a Chinese health practice based on gentle movements, meditation and breathing. It is a good practice to teach the body to respond less, plus builds strength, balance and increases energy.

Reduce the impact of stress by starting with a balanced nutritional plan supplemented with vitamins. Adopt a breathing routine and add a QiGong practice to bring mind and body peace.
In the meantime, live life with Zest!
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This fall we are offering many new products! This is a good time for a re-evaluation.

 

Here is a service I can offer you.

Sign up for Your Wellness Profile!

 

Have you ever gone to the doctor’s office because you are always tired, achy, or having trouble sleeping? The doctor does blood work, and the good and bad news is that nothing shows up.

Many symptoms can fall short on the radar, but a comprehensive Wellness Profile can help find where the gap is. Dr. Lee Coyne, a specialist in symptomatology, developed a questionnaire called The Wellness Profile.

It takes into account your symptoms and compares them against a pattern of specific vitamin deficiencies, which helps to determine what nutrients your cells may be missing.

Your responses are used to create a customized supplement program to reduce or alleviate your health issues AND reboot your body!

In addition, you’ll receive recommendations for specific nutrient-rich foods that will help with nutritional deficiencies.

Whether you desire to feel GREAT or believe you may have acid reflux, hormone issues, fatigue, excess weight, pre-diabetes, candida, or adrenal fatigue, a SPECIFIC program TAILORED TO YOU can help you.

Get your Wellness Profile today for just $125.00 + get a FREE bottle of Shaklee’s Vita-D3, because everyone needs their sunshine vitamins! (Offer expires September 30th.)

Live life with Zest,

        

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Offer ends September 15th
 
Take your shape in a whole new direction and JOIN me on 
Thursday, September 18th at our SEPTEMBER SLIM MEET to learn more about the Shaklee 180 Program.
 
And for the go-getters who can’t wait, go to the website and order your 
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My group and I getting pumped for next year’s trip to Maui!

On my recent trip to Long Beach to attend the Shaklee International Conference, I was inspired and reconnected with my wonderful colleagues.  I learned new ways to grow my business, listen to amazing successful entrepreneurial stories, and heard the CEO talk passionately about the Shaklee Effect! And let me tell you, the future looks very bright!

This year, Shaklee introduced four new, exciting products: MindWorksVitalized ImmunityBlood Pressure, and Vitalize Protein.

So what are these products?

  • Do I want my brain back? MindWorks creates clarity immediately.
  • Do you want a fizzy to nip that cold in the butt? Vitalized Immunity will take care of that cold!
  • Are you tired of running out of steam? Vitalize Protein for breakfast will give you energy well into the afternoon.
  • Do you have the blood pressure blues? Try a natural approach to the problem with Shaklee Blood Pressure.

I love the fact that I offer people these and other natural solutions to everyday ailments that over time can become life threatening. Propel by success stories and my own successful health achievements, I am currently looking for my next business partner in this great venture. I’m looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, has sales/marketing experience, is a goal getter, a team player, and doesn’t mind learning new skills. In return, while qualifying, will earn considerable income along the way.

So time is of the essence because we are NOW offering an all-paid, first-class expense trip to Maui, for all qualifying participants.

To learn more about the products or better yet, to become part of the Shaklee Effect, you can reach me at diana@zestylifenyc.com.

Live life with Zest,

        

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Wednesday, August 27th at our AUGUST SLIM MEET to learn more about the
 
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I have been thinking about the smoothie craze. People ask me if they are good or bad? Or what is my favorite one? All fruit? All vegetable? They want to know my opinion, which ones are good and what may be missing from theirs.

I tell people when they start looking into purchasing smoothie, they should find out how much protein, fiber, carbs and leucine it contains and make it count.  

One example of a guaranteed supply of essential nutrients in a convenient form on a consistent basis is the Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothees. One Shaklee Smoothee’s nutrients consists of:

  • Protein: 4 eggs-foundation of health
  • Fiber: like in 1 cup of broccoli, 1 cup of cauliflower and 1 cup of pineapple, colon health, both kinds of fiber
  • Calcium: 2 cups of milk
  • Vitamin D: 10oz of tuna
  • Leucine protein: 5oz of chicken breast-preserve lean muscle

If you were to buy this at your local store, you would spend approximately $21.00 vs. the $2.93 one serving of a Shaklee Smoothee cost. I don’t know about you, but that’s a HEALTHY BARGIN! 

A study conducted by the South Shore YMCA analyzed two groups who worked out and ate the same diet. However, the group who took the Shaklee Smoothee with the Vitalizer supplements once a day, lost 25% more fat and gained 50% more muscle than the other group.

So is not only a HEALTHY BARGIN, but it’s also gives you a HEALTHY BODY! 

So today, and everyday, have a peace of mind knowing you are getting a guaranteed supply of essential nutrients in a convenient form on a consistent basis. 

Live life with Zest, 

         

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Offer ends August 31st

Eat What You Love

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So wherever I go I hear some discussion of what people ate the night before and how they are not feeling well the following day. They don’t know if it was the food, or they are allergic to something they ate or it’s just their digestive system.

Today will we talk about generic belly pain. There can be different causes of your belly pain, but more than likely you need to rebuild your digestive system. Over the years our digestive system takes a hit due to stress, types of food we are eating, and as we get older we lose stomach acid, digestive enzymes and good bacteria.

In a 2012 study published by The American Journal of Gastroenterolgy on “The Relationship between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density,” it demonstrated that the use of PPIs (example, Nexium and Prilosec) were associated with accelerated bone mineral density loss, which could increase fracture risks in the future. For this reason people are reconsidering the natural approach to a healthy digestion.

The following are supplements that have been found to be helpful for reducing symptoms and healing the digestive system as we begin to make healthier choices in our diet:

Chewable Cal Mag Plus – can neutralize stomach acids.

Optiflora Probiotic & Prebiotic System – The single most important product for a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are essential friendly bacteria that live in our digestive tract.  Optiflora is the first probiotic in the market that guarantees 98%-100% LIVE delivery of the good bacteria to the gut.

Stomach Soothing Complex – Peppermint and ginger have a calming effect on the stomach. The tablets can be swallowed or dropped into a mug of warm water and made into a soothing tea.

EZGest – comprehensive digestive enzymes essential to break down our food. The pancreas is supposed to produce enzymes, but often gets over-worked from our high carbohydrate diets or from candida yeast overgrowth.

Premium Alfalfa Complex – chlorophyll, trace minerals and natural enzymes may be the reason people find alfalfa helpful to take with meals. It also is a natural deodorizer eliminating bad breath and body odor.

These are good herbal alternatives to improve your digestive system without side effects. In addition, it repairs the digestive system versus covering the symptoms.

So start today, repair your digestive system and eat what you love.

Bon appétit!

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Offer ends July 31st
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It’s summer, time for fun, however work and obligations don’t allow us to take a LONG enough vacation. In fact, this time of the year, reminds me of when I was a child and wanted to go out and play – I would rush, rush to get my chores done or I would miss the fun! Now I go away on weekends and have only 5 days to get my work done and I feel that same pressure.  

So summer isn’t always so relaxing, in fact it can be stressful.  So here are some tips to help reduce stress as we balance the joys of summer living with our life obligations.

  • Re-train the brain: Meditation along with deep breathing will reduce anxiety. Research suggests that meditation can change the brains neural pathways. Our brains are like a field of grass, when we walk on one path (have a repetitive thought, good or bad), it creates a grove in the brain. Meditation will help create a beneficial one versus a reactive one.

    Meditation is as easy as: Sit with your feet on the floor. Close your eyes, place one hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe and focus on bringing the breath down to your belly for a deeper breath. Inhale through the nose; exhale through the mouth saying AAAH with a sound. With each breath, elongate the exhale. Now breathe in peace and open your eyes! 
      

  • Tune into your body: Take a few minutes at work, or on the subway and notice areas where you are holding tension.  Focus on those areas and use your breath to release the stress. Movement forms like Qigong and Yoga are great ways to gently release stiff muscles. However, sometimes a great run, body workout or quick walk is the way to go. Stretch before. Contracted muscles are shortened muscles and can cause pain and limited movement, which why stretching before an energetic workout will help your muscles recover and you won’t have pain, tension and feel stressed! Aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day will release endorphins, a natural high!
        
  • What to eat to reduce the stress impact:  
    • Complex carbs like whole grain breads and oatmeal increases the level of serotonin, which is a calming brain chemical. In addition, whole grains contain Vitamin B, Magnesium and more, that help calm the nerves.
    • The ingredients in the Shaklee 180 SmootheeShaklee Meal in a Bar andShaklee Snack Bars, balance blood sugar and level off levels of cortisol and adrenaline.
    • Oranges: Vitamin C can help curb levels of stress hormones and improve the immune system. Take Vitamin C before a stressful task and you’ll reduce the level of cortisol.
    • Omega 3: Eating 3oz of cold-water fish, like salmon, tuna and mackerel, twice a week prevents surges of stress hormones.
    • Pistachios, walnuts, and almonds protect against the effects of stress by reducing inflammation. But remember, only a handful, since they contain lots of calories.
    • Raw Vegetables: A pure mechanical way for reducing stress. Munching celeries or carrots, helps release clenched jaw and ward off tension.
           
  • Supplements: Since we don’t eat perfectly everyday, a sophisticated supplement program is no longer a luxury but a necessity in this fast pace world, no matter the season. Let me introduce you to a product I love to recommend, The Vitalizer. Here’s a video that talks about it more, http://feelbetterin30days.com/dianarn
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Consider combining the above tips with our 5-Day Shaklee 180 Boost Program to zap the stress now. Our new program begins Monday, August 4th – to sign-up, visit our website. You MUST sign up by July 30th. 
 
Pick one to implement each week and see what happens in a month!

Live life with Zest, 

        

 
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Summer Boost

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“Where there’s a will, there’s a waistline” is my tag line. When I say that, it always gets a laugh of recognition.

Where is your will in the warm weather? Is it as focused when you are at the beach as when you are at a Happy Hour, or beach party or any summer celebration?

Here are some reasons that might be holding your will back and some tips of how to overcome them:

  1. Stop focusing on a quick weight loss or the newest boost your metabolism pill. With that mindset, the weight always seems to come back. Instead focus on continually tweaking your lifestyle, and then the weight will come off naturally.
  2. “It’s too hot to exercise.” Drink a yummy glass of Shaklee Orange Performance electrolytes with a stick of Pomegranate Energizing Tea for a rejuvenating boost.
  3. I don’t know about you, but by the time I’m done tweaking my eating, I’ll be 124 years old! In the meantime, I have some healthy fast-food to recommend: Shaklee 180 Mango Smoothee combined with fresh apricots, 180 Snack Bar, my favorite is the Chocolate Coconut or 180 Snack Crisps, which goes well with guacamole or hummus!
  4. Another simple tip, rather than having a cold one, with countless calories, have a glass of ice-cold water with a lemon, or cucumber wedge – the idea is to drink ½ of your body weight in water!
  5. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. We all love ice cream, but it adds unwanted weight very quickly. So next time, make your own popsicle with Shaklee Orange or Lemon-Lime Performance hydration drink!

As a final tip, reboot your body NOW. Join our Summer 5-Day Boost Program, starting July 7th, but you MUST sign-up by June 30th. For more information, visit our website.

Live life with Zest.

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