Who doesn’t want to live longer – and look good doing it? We’re going to reveal our favorite anti-aging tip.
The Blue Zones
There are cultures and civilizations where a high percentage of people live beyond a hundred years old. Researchers have scoured the globe and looked at different civilizations and places with centenarians (individuals that live over 100 years old). These areas that have a high concentration of centenarians are called Blue Zones. Researchers look at these civilizations so that they can get an idea of common trends on how people in these pockets of the world are able to defy age and live so long.
There are Blue Zones located in Greece, Japan, Sardinia, California, and Costa Rica.
The #1 Anti-Aging Tip
Most anti-aging tips are no brainers: don’t smoke, eat a good healthy plant-based diet, and exercise. But this number one anti-aging tip may surprise you – social engagement. Continually being involved in your community, being productive and engaged in challenging and interesting work, having relationships, being conscientious and prudent, having intentional choices, and socially involved in helping others could extend your life. Social engagement might be the key to aging. Researchers have found that being socially engaged is really important not only to how you age, but how long you are able to live your life.
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If you want to lose weight and lose weight fast, here’s a superfood weight loss smoothie that can help you do it in no time at all. Drink it at least once a day, if not twice a day, and start to see results. This smoothie for weight loss, energy boost, and detoxification cannot be beaten!
What’s in this Superfoods Weight Loss Smoothie?
The recipe starts out with half an avocado. Avocado is a wonderful source of fiber, monounsaturated fats (so it helps you feel full), potassium, and minerals. It’s a superfood in itself for sure!
Then, we add a banana. Unlike other weight loss smoothies out there, this one not only helps you lose weight, but it also helps with energy levels and liver detoxification.
The next ingredient is berries. Frozen berries are preferable, but you can use fresh berries. Any type of berries will do – strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries. With frozen berries, the freezing process actually helps to break down the cellular walls, making those antioxidants, proanthocyanidins, and all those powerful nutrients in those dark berries more bioavailable. This means they are absorbed into the body more easily.
The next ingredient here is about two tablespoons of almond butter. You can use peanut butter, but almond butter has more vitamin E, more selenium, and a better profile of healthy fats.
Chia seeds and Flaxseeds
Did you know that you actually cannot lose weight without healthy fats like omega-three fatty acids? This recipe contains two different seeds that are rich in these healthy fats. Chia seeds are a great source of omega-three fatty acids and fiber that will aid you in your weight loss goals. Flaxseed is another great source of omega-three fatty acids, plus fiber and lignans.
For the liquids, we have coconut milk. Coconut milk is high in something called “medium chain triglycerides” (or MCT). Medium chain triglycerides have been shown to help people lose weight, feel more full, and help the liver to process fat.
You can use yogurt but this recipe calls for Kefir because it has higher amounts of healthy probiotics than yogurt. Recent studies have shown a clear relationship between healthy bacteria growing in the gut and its disparity to the development of obesity. Obese patients and clients of mine have a different gut bacteria culture growing than those who are thinner. Kefir is great because it’s power-charged with probiotics that support healthy bacteria in your gut.
Pure Greens Super Food
Now, here’s the secret ingredient: the Pure Greens Super Food supplement. It contains some of the best herbal and fruits and vegetable products out there, with 57 superfoods in one superfood drink. It’s a combination of a:
Herbal blend using a number of herbs which help to detoxify the liver.
Fruit and vegetable blend providing those powerful antioxidants to help with weight loss and energy levels.
Probiotic blend to help support the existing probiotics in either the yogurt or the Kefir that you eat.
Mushroom blend to support the immune system and energy levels.
Enzyme blend to support the digestive process.
You can use this superfood weight loss smoothie as a meal replacement for breakfast, if not breakfast and lunch. Combined with a healthy diet, movement, or exercise program, you will lose weight!
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Sick of insomnia? Tired of counting sheep? Stick around till the end, we’re going to reveal a surprising and extremely effective master tip to help you sleep.
Now we all know about sleep hygiene. Make it dark, make it quiet, make it comfortable, make sure the temperature is around 67-70 degrees, don’t engage in technology in bed, use a bed for sleep and sex only. Research shows that our brain processes approximately 70,000 thoughts each and every day. Get those last thoughts out.
Before you go to bed, take a little journal and write down those thoughts so that monkey chatter doesn’t keep going.
Some people advocate for stretching or progressive muscle relaxation. Some people have used a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey. Melatonin is certainly an awesome sleep aid, and it’s also the body’s most powerful antioxidant, helping with pain, anti-aging, cardiovascular disease, for vision, for hearing.
But if these sleep hygiene methods don’t help you get some shut eye, keep reading.
The master tip for better sleep…
So here’s the number one master tip to help you sleep. In fact, it began its use thousands of years ago with the ancient Egyptians. It’s going to surprise you: cold.
The reason cold is so effective for sleep is that it brings some of the blood away from the brain, down into the body, feet, legs, chest, lungs, arms and hands. It also helps to drain the brain of those 70,000 noisy thoughts.
There are a few ways to achieve this:
Take a cold shower – One of the fastest ways to get cold, but not as effective as the other two methods.
Cold immersion bath – Run a slightly-less-than-lukewarm bath, stay in the bath, and as your body is getting used to it, turn the cold faucet on again to add fresh cold water to the tub. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but lowering your body temperature this way will ensure you sleep like a baby.
Wet sheet wrap – The most effective method for falling asleep. Take a sheet, get it wet, wring it out, wrap yourself up in it like a mummy, and then put a couple of blankets on top of that so you’re not chilled. Your body takes an enormous amount of energy to warm and dry that sheet.
Tip: If you use the wet sheet wrap, make sure your feet stay warm, so maybe put on a pair of socks or even two pairs of socks. It’s just the legs, the trunk, and the arm that need to be wrapped up in the wet sheet.
So, whilst we may all know about sleep hygiene, cold is the real key to helping you get a good night’s sleep.
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If you’re trying to lose weight, or you’re concerned about longevity, just remember this phrase: Kale is king. This delicious kale smoothie has been developed to help you with weight loss and increased longevity.
Kale is King
Kale is king because it’s the king of superfoods. It is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli and cauliflower, kale, mustard greens. But per cup, there’s nothing more powerful than kale. It contains about 33 calories per cup and is loaded with vitamins A, K, C, B6, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium (which is the number one mineral deficiency in America), manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, quercetin, kaempferol, and zeaxanthin.
Kale helps with blood sugar, blood pressure, and even cardiovascular disease. It can reduce bad cholesterol by 10%, and increase good cholesterol by 27%. It also helps with fullness and is a great source of fiber. It’s prebiotic, so it helps to develop those healthy bacteria in your gut. Kale helps with detoxification as well, which is important for any weight-loss program detox. It also contains sulforaphanes and glucosinolates which help with the process of the liver detoxification.
Delicious Kale Smoothie For Weight Loss
When most people think about kale they think, “Oh, it’s a dark leafy green. I don’t want to eat kale, I don’t want to eat dark leafy greens.” So, here’s a fast, easy, and delicious smoothie to save the day!
So we’re going to add two handfuls of kale. You can add something sweet, like frozen berries, to counteract the bitterness that sometimes kale can have.
Next, add just a pinch of chia seeds for fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Then, add a pinch of flax seeds. The fats in the chia seeds and the flax seeds actually help to absorb some of those fat-soluble vitamins in kale, like vitamin A, K, and D.
For liquids, use coconut milk. Coconut milk is really high in MCT (medium chain triglycerides), which have been shown to help with weight loss. It’ll also make this smoothie taste like a milkshake.
Then, add kefir as a secondary liquid that’s rich in probiotics. Studies have been shown that healthy bacteria growing in your gut can actually help you to lose weight.
It is recommended to drink this smoothie three to five times a week, at least. You can use it as a post-exercise replenishment or as a breakfast replacement.
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I’ve also made a couple of other smoothie recipes that you should check out, for weight loss, for longevity. This is just one of three and I encourage you to look at the rest of them.
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Feeling lethargic? Are you looking for healthy ways to get an energy boost? We’ll be revealing three forgotten adaptogen herbs that you can use for all-day energy, improved stamina, and improved concentration.
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are natural agents (typically herbs) that people, societies, and civilizations have been using for thousands of years to help with energy levels, stamina, and longevity.
We’ll be listing three adaptogens that aren’t utilized as much here in the United States, but are found in three different locations around the planet.
The 3 Forgotten Adaptogen Herbs
1. Withania (Ashwagandha)
The first adaptogen herb is Withania, originating from East India. It’s also commonly known as Ashwagandha. It is used to help memory, stress, insomnia, immune function, pain, aging, infertility in both males and females, and anxiety. It seems to work on our neurotransmitters dopamine, dopamine receptors, GABA, GABA receptors, adrenal function, as well as the thyroid.
2. Rhodiola (Siberian Ginseng)
The second herb is Rhodiola from Siberia, also known as Siberian Ginseng. This also seems to work on dopamine and dopamine receptors in the brain, and helps with serotonin levels as well. Studies have shown that it helps energy, stamina, strength, mental capacity, athletic performance, and athletic recovery after a workout. It’s an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and has also been studied in diabetes.
The third herb is Chisandra from China. Chisandra helps reduce stress, increase energy, and improve endurance. It helps with liver function, hepatitis, PMS, anxiety, and blood pressure concentration. It has also been shown to have anti-viral activity.
We’ve actually worked with some researchers and a pharmacist to create a supplement containing these three herbs, plus other powerful adaptogen herbs. It’s called Meditation in a Bottle, and we challenge you to try it out and see what a difference it makes!
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Let’s talk about two ingredients that thousands of people around the world are using to defy the aging process: Resveratrol and Terminalia.
The Quest to Defy Aging
This search for everlasting youth and not aging is nothing new for human beings. In fact, it began in the very beginning at the dawn of civilization. I remember as an undergrad reading one of the first books ever published by humans called “The Epic of Gilgamesh”. Gilgamesh was an individual who was on a mission to try and find the secret to anti-aging and forever youth. And, it’s now evolved into a $50 billion-a-year industry.
About three decades ago, scientists really honed in on the metabolical, anatomical, and biochemical processes of how we age genetically, and they basically came up with three theories:
Oxidation – This basically means wear and tear over time. The oxidation process just rusts the body away.
Age – Age stands for “Advanced Glycosylated End-product”. So, over time, tissues and cells binding together make us age more quickly.
Genetic pathways – Genetic and DNA pathways that individual cells can choose to take. One pathway is growth and reproduction, where a cell divides over and over again. The other pathway is protection and maintenance (i.e. anti-aging).
Depending on the cell, every cell in the body goes through about 50 to 60 divisions. During that process, your telomeres (the end of your DNA) shorten and continue to shorten with every division. Scientists have clearly shown that the shorter your telomeres get, the more likely it is that your cells and you age over time.
Natural Anti-Aging Ingredients: Resveratrol and Terminalia
A couple of important DNA and enzyme processes are involved with aging: sirtuin and TOR enzymes.
Sirtuin enzymes work to help increase the pathways of protection and maintenance. In fact, some studies have shown that a decrease in sirtuin activity decreases lifespan by 30 percent, whereas, an increase in sirtuin enzymes can increase lifespan by 50 percent. On the other hand, TOR enzymes stimulate cell growth and reproduction.
Resveratrol and Terminalia are two anti-aging ingredients used to affect these processes and address all of the three theories about aging.
Resveratrol is a very powerful antioxidant obtained by red wine and other antioxidant foods. But, in a refined form, resveratrol increases sirtuin enzymes, which help to increase the pathways of protection and maintenance. Resveratrol also works on something called the “TOR enzyme pathway” to decrease the pathway of growth from repair, and push it more towards protection and maintenance.
Terminalia is an antioxidant in itself, but it increases the activity of the enzyme called “telomerase”, which can length the telomeres at the end of DNA and lengthen your lifespan. It also is an age blockade, so it blocks the aging process.
So, resveratrol and Terminalia are two really important ingredients that people are using around the world to defy the aging process. I’ve actually worked with some researchers and pharmacists to develop a product called Longevity Activator, which contains these two ingredients plus several others that work on these important theories of aging. You can try Longevity ActivaTOR risk-free for 30 days and see what a difference it makes!
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There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as discovering you have a bald spot. With so many hair loss treatments out there, how do you choose the right one for you? We’ll be looking at how to stop hair loss fast with four forgotten all-natural hair growth blends.
To stop and reverse hair loss, we need ingredients that have one of these properties:
Anti-androgenic – One of the causes of hair loss is when the testosterone in your body is transformed into a more potent form of testosterone, dihydro testosterone, through an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. This potent testosterone actually damages hair follicles and causes them to atrophy and die. So ingredients need to be anti-androgenic.
Anti-inflammatory – We know part of the process of hair loss is due to inflammation of the scalp and throughout the body, so ingredients need to be anti-inflammatory.
Angiogenic – Meaning it promotes the re-genesis or microcirculation around the hair follicles in the scalp.
Ingredients also need to have antioxidant effects, and of course, promote hair follicle proliferation and stimulation.
Four Forgotten Natural Hair-Growth Ingredients
1. Biotinoyl tripeptide-1
The first ingredient is biotinoyl tripeptide-1. That may sound like a fancy word, but it’s basically just a protein that promotes scalp microcirculation. It decreases hair follicle atrophy, hair follicle aging.
2. Saw palmetto
The second ingredient is an herb called saw palmetto. It is a pretty powerful inhibitor of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which forms the harmful testosterone that damages hair follicles and quickens hair loss. Saw palmetto is an effective 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, and is a topical agent applied as a spray and massage to the scalp. This has direct action on microcirculation and on 5-alpha reductase inhibition to promote hair follicle health.
The next ingredient is the herb equisetum. Equisetum is also known as “horsetail”. It has powerful antioxidant effects topically. It has high levels of silicon, which is a mineral that your hair basically just soaks up like a sponge. Silicon is really good for healthy, thicker, fuller hair growth.
The fourth ingredient is actually very common – rosemary. When applied topically, it’s a phenomenal anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps to promote microcirculation in and around hair follicles.
So, those are the four forgotten all-natural hair growth ingredients. We’ve actually worked with researchers and a pharmacist to create both a topical and oral one-two punch combination to help with hair loss and hair growth stimulation. It’s called Hair RevitalX.
Certainly these four ingredients, as well as several other effective ingredients are combined in both the topical and the oral versions of Hair RevitalX.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
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There is a lot of information about weight loss on the internet. How do we lose weight? What’s the secret to losing weight fast? We’ll explore the truth about intermittent fasting for weight loss, and focus on the difference between intermittent fasting and chronic caloric restriction.
Quick History of Intermittent Fasting
Since the earliest antiquity, we have learned from historians and archaeologists that intermittent fasting has been a part of human civilization for millennia.
First, it was based on evolution. Our ancestors only ate when they were hungry and when they could find food. So, when they got hungry, they found food, ate, got hungry, found food again, and ate again. That was one of the earliest forms of intermittent fasting in humans. Eventually, civilization occurred and things changed. We grew our own crops and reared our own livestock so food became more readily available. We didn’t need to fast anymore as we had access to food.
Intermittent Fasting vs. Chronic Caloric Restriction
Chronic caloric restriction is an effective weight loss method that requires you to reduce calories every day, seven days a week, four weeks a month, 12 months a year. Most people aren’t satisfied with that, as they have to eat less food all the time. We all know about fad diets, but science and history tells us that intermittent fasting can be as powerful, and maybe even more powerful than chronic caloric restriction.
How Intermittent Fasting Helps Weight Loss
Interesting studies have shown that intermittent fasting can change how macrophages (immune cells) act around adipocytes (fat cells). It can actually change how fat cells release fat in a very different way than chronic caloric restriction. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting changes microbiota, or the good bacteria that grows in our gut. Microbiota is important for weight loss, brain health, immune health, and other processes that help you be stronger and live longer. Intermittent fasting can improve insulin levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, sleep patterns, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Eight human trials have shown that intermittent fasting can be as effective, if not more effective than chronic caloric restriction.
This is typically done in cycles of what’s called “five-and-two”:
For five days, eat normally and healthfully. An example would be to follow a Paleo diet which is high in protein and low in carbs and sugars.
Then, for the next two days, eat less and restrict your calories to 300, 400, or 500 calories.
Repeat for five to seven cycles.
After five to seven cycles (which may take a month or two) of five-and-two, you will lose weight. By eating healthy food, good fats, and good proteins, you’ll lose weight and help your blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
There are certainly fad diets out there that can help you lose weight. But, if you do the five-and-two, and those two days consist of a 75% reduction in your calorie intake, it is potentially more powerful and gives you better benefits than other diets out there.
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We’ve developed a supplement called Trim 14 that, when incorporated with intermittent fasting, can help you lose weight by changing your metabolism, and really reversing you back to the biology that we evolved with.
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There are many known benefits of drinking coffee. You get more energy, increased focus, and it may even help you to complete tasks. Some people can drink a pot or two pots a day and get away with it, but there are also those of us who do not process caffeine very well and can only have a cup a day. Now and again, we all need a detox from caffeine. But what actually happens to your body when you decide to take a break from coffee? What happens when you stop drinking coffee for 30 days?
Here’s What Happens When You Stop Drinking Coffee
One of the first thing that happens when you stop drinking coffee is getting a withdrawal headache. This is an initial headache that occurs because you’re simply withdrawing from a chemical – caffeine.
How can you counter this? Firstly, you can try taking a herb called Eleutherococcus. Eleutherococcus is a type of ginseng that has been shown in studies to help alleviate, or at least release and reduce the chances of getting that withdrawal headache from caffeine.
Secondly, you can take an all-natural amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine increases alpha brain waves, giving you energy, focus, and calm. Taking a combination of Eleutherococcus and L-theanine for 30 days will help you come off caffeine quite easily.
We’ve worked with pharmacists and researchers to develop a supplement called “Meditation in a Bottle” that contains L-theanine, Eleutherococcus, as well as other herbs.
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The natural world holds many secrets that can help our health and well-being. We’re about to uncover four fantastic herbs from the Ayurvedic form of medicine. These master herbs can help to regulate your blood sugar, help with diabetes, and help control some of the chronic issues that high blood sugar and low blood sugar can cause.
Four Master Herbs For Blood Sugar Control
Ayurvedic medicine is from East India and it has been in practice for thousands of years. The interesting thing is that some of the symptoms that they were recognizing thousands of years ago, we now know to be blood sugar dysregulation problems or diabetes. They used these four powerful herbs to treat the symptoms, and science has now come full circle to show that yes indeed, these four herbs are master herbs at helping control blood sugar levels and diabetes.
The first one is Gymnema. It’s been shown to be effective in diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It reduces blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels. Gymnema has components called “tritopine”, which may actually increase beta cell growth in the pancreas. The beta cells are the specific cells in the pancreas that help your body produce insulin and regulate blood sugar. Thus, tritopine could help stimulate beta cell growth and regulate blood sugar levels.
The next herb is Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has been shown to be effective for diabetes and been found to be similar to drug medications that help decrease blood sugar. A fantastic herb, it also helps with adrenal glands, stress, and thyroid issues.
Third on the list is Holy Basil. Holy basil has been found to reduce blood sugar by somewhere between 15 to 17 percent, and hemoglobin A1C by 18 percent. It also helps with symptoms of stress and anxiety. Additionally, holy basil improves beta cell stimulation in the pancreas and helps the pancreas secrete insulin.
The fourth and final herb on the list is Fenugreek. Fenugreek seeds improve all measures of blood sugar. It helps lower blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels.
Taken together, these four Ayurvedic herbs are just as powerful as they have been for thousands of years.
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