“Why Omega 3- Fatty Acids Are Important for Lacrosse Players”

Why Omega 3- Fatty Acids Are Important for Lacrosse Players

BENEFITS
Increased support for memory, learning and concentration, support and protection for nerves, healthy blood flow and joint mobility are just a few of the incredible benefits scientists and researchers say are associated with DHA and EPA Omega 3’s and Fatty Acids.

What are Omega-3 fatty acids, and why do I need them?
Omega-3 fatty acids are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are building blocks of every living cell in the human body and required for optimal function of the cells. If you are not currently consuming at least 2 meals of fatty fish per week, you may benefit from a supplement rich in EPA and DHA omega 3’s.

What is the difference between EPA and DHA?
Omega-3 fatty acids are important to every cell in your body and must be obtained from the diet for good health. Our bodies use Omega-3s to form the outer cell structure. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are two of the most important Omega-3s.

Research suggests that EPA benefits the heart and circulatory system by promoting normal lipid levels and blood flow. EPA also plays a role in the natural movement of joints.

Evidence shows DHA is an important building block of the brain, nerves, and eyes. DHA is the most highly unsaturated fatty acid found in nature. DHA supports normal mental function, optimal memory, focus, and learning. In fetuses and infants, DHA is critical for brain and vision development.

The average American diet contains less than 200 milligrams of the important Omega-3s EPA and DHA. Japan, England, and several European countries have set Recommended Daily Allowances for Omega-3s, but there are none in the U.S. yet.

I have heard that fat is bad for you. How can Omega-3 fatty acids be good for you?
There are good and not-so-good fats. If a label indicates hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, that ingredient is an unsaturated fat that has undergone a chemical process called hydrogenation to turn it into saturated fat and trans fat. These hydrogenated fats are most often found in packaged foods such as pastries, cookies, and margarine.

Saturated fats are found in animal-based foods like meat, butter, and cheese. Saturated fats are not”bad” for you but a high intake of saturated fats as compared to poly and monounsaturated fats is associated with an increased risk of some diseases.

But some”good fats” like Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to health and normal cell development. They’re building blocks of every living cell in your body. A cell membrane made with building blocks that come primarily from saturated fat has a different structure and is less fluid than one which incorporates more Omega-3 fatty acids. This loss of fluidity makes it difficult for the cell to carry out its normal functions and increases the cell’s susceptibility to injury and death.

Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in ocean fish, but many people in North America don’t eat a lot of fish and may need more Omega-3 fatty acids than their present diets provide.

What Omega 3 Supplement is best?
If you are not currently consuming at least 2 meals of fatty fish per week, you may benefit from a supplement rich in EPA and DHA. I recommend that you use the same safe, effective and organic Omega 3 supplements that professional athletes, MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, MLL and Olympic athletes trust and believe in NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health.

NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health supports memory, learning, and concentration and nervous system with this blend of essential Omega-3s. NUTRILITE OCEAN ESSENTIALS Balanced Health provides a concentrated blend of 2 key Omega-3 fatty acids. Taken daily throughout the week, the combination provides the same amount of DHA and EPA as 24.5 oz servings of ocean fish.

NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health provides support for normal blood triglycerides and healthy blood flow,
helps maintain joint mobility for an active lifestyle, may promote normal brain function and concentration and provides a special, 6-step process reduces unpleasant side effects common to competitors’ Omega-3 products.

Don’t eat fish? For you, there’s Veggie 150 Omega Complex, extracted from micro-algae and flaxseed. It’s halal certified and suitable for vegetarians.

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“Faster Muscle Recovery For Lacrosse Players”

“Faster Muscle Recovery For Lacrosse Players”

This week while working out at the gym an athlete asked me what he could do for better muscle recovery? An athlete’s ability to recover efficiently after workouts, competition and training can make a huge difference in physical performance.

The problem is most athletes are deficient in a lot of nutrients and don’t even know it. The subsequent result of this nutrient deficiency is athletes feel tired mentally and physically.

Let’s talk about some of the foods and nutrients that your body needs to help you recover faster so you can maximize all of your hard work and WIN!

A well balanced diet can naturally help the construction, recovery and repairing of muscle fibers. This includes proteins and amino acids, but essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients as well. There are many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which help the development and recovery of muscle tissue. Some vitamins also help faster muscle recovery after some strenuous exercise and other physical activities.

VITAMIN A
Vitamin A is essential for cell growth in many tissues, including muscles. Vitamin A can be found in foods including: chicken, beef, chicken liver, cheese and whole milk and also in vegetable and fruit such as: carrots, kale, spinach, melon, apricot, peach and papaya.

B-VITAMINS
B-complex vitamins are necessary for the metabolism of proteins. After water, proteins are the most common compound of the body and the main source of energy. Your body needs proteins to build and maintain muscle mass. B-complex vitamins include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cobalamin), pantothenic acid and biotin.

These vitamins are water soluble, which means they are not stored in the body. B complex vitamins must be replenished every day. These vitamins can be found in red meat, beef, chicken, eggs, milk and in citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables as well.

VITAMIN C
Vitamin C not only helps healthy muscle grow, it also helps in faster injury recovery. Vitamin C helps the body create protein collagen, which is found in muscle tissue and is considered to be essential for wound healing. It also helps the body absorb iron, which is an essential mineral in bodybuilding. Iron helps muscles recover during hard training by providing oxygen. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, melon, red peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E has powerful antioxidant function in the body. This vitamin neutralizes harmful free radicals and protects cells from destruction. Vitamin E is important for the growth and recovery of muscle cells. Diets with low intake of grains food products can easily cause vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E can be found in grain food products, green leafy vegetables and vegetable oils such as sunflower and olive oil. Walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts are also a good source of vitamin E.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D can be found in various food products, but our body produces vitamin D as well. This vitamin plays an important role in our body, but its most important role is regulating the absorption of minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus. Calcium is necessary for muscle contraction. Lack of calcium in muscles makes having hard and full muscle impossible. Calcium is necessary for bone development to withstand the increased muscle mass.

Phosphorus enables fast and strong muscle contraction during training, especially in exercises where weights are used. Milk, dairy products, cereals and fish are some of the food products rich in vitamin D.

Why do I need a supplement?

The American Medical Association recommends that all adults take one multivitamin daily. This is true even if you already eat a diet rich in fresh, whole, natural foods, because the foods you consume often don’t supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, at the recommended levels. If you’re going to supplement, make sure you choose a safe and effective that has been properly designed. Look for the NSF Certified for Sport Certification which is the highest certification in sports nutrition certifying that the supplement contains no banned substances.

I highly recommend choosing the NUTRILITE® Vitamin, Mineral and Food Supplement brand. Why not choose the same brand of safe and effective supplements that MLB, NHL, NBA, MLL and Olympic athletes choose and believe in?

For Faster Muscle Recovery I highly recommend serious athletes begin supplementing with these 3 key NSF Certified for Sport NUTRILITE® Supplements.

1. NUTRILITE® Daily Multivitamin Multimineral

2. NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient – 31-Day Supply/with Case

3. NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health

NUTRILITE® Vitamins, Minerals and Food Supplements are plant based, organic and the very highest quality supplements in the world. These supplements are not for everyone but if you are serious about staying healthy, feeling good, maximizing your physical training and improving your muscle recovery then this lifestyle is for you!

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Check out our list of professional NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and Olympic athletes that take NutriliteHealth NSF Certified for Sport supplements Here: http://bit.ly/16hY21l

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( Visit my personal Website to get Exclusive Access to Buy Nutrilite Double X and other NSF Certified for Sport Supplements that Pros like AC Milan, Detroit Redwings, Kurt Warner, Kara Goucher and Asafa Powell use to Enhance Athletic Performance.)

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Don’t just play the Game. Learn and Understand how the Game is Played!

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Safe and Effective Supplements for MLB Players

The Good News is that Athletes don’t have to destroy their career using unsafe supplements that contain banned substances like we’ve been hearing about so much in the news. MLB Superstar Jason Castro is having one of the Best Seasons of His career with the Houston Astros and I’m thankful to Supply him with the Best Safe&Effective Supplements that help him Have Energy, Feel Good and Perform Better! This isn’t for Everyone but if you’re really serious about your health, stamina&energy Hit me up, I’ll help you get what you need. #IAMTHESLIGHTEDGE http://www.SlightEdgePerformance.net #PerfectPack #DoubleX #GoodFood #Vitamins

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49ers Star Chris Culliver Out for Season: ACL Recovery Tips

49ers Star Chris Culliver Out for Season: ACL Recovery Tips

Ligaments connect bone to bone and tendons connect muscle to bone. The function of these connectors is important for everyday activities and movements especially in sports and athletics. Athletes are prone to ligament and tendon damage due to the stresses of physical activity, especially repetitive motions like running, jumping and quick change of direction. The good news is that many vitamins, minerals and nutrients from food have important roles in ligament, tendon and tissue repair.

What Foods can Help Strengthen Ligaments?

Colorful Fruits and Vegetables provide a variety of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. The powerful antioxidant vitamin C is very common and is very important for athletes. Vitamin C helps support and strengthens connective tissue according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Vitamin C may also help reduce inflammation associated with injuries like a torn ACL. Fruits particularly high in vitamin C include cantaloupe, oranges, kiwi, cherries, mangoes and papaya. Vegetables also high in Vitamin C include tomatoes, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower. Vitamin C is so important to athletes because it can help your body produce collagen, which strengthens the connective tissue that forms our ligaments and tendons. Getting enough vitamin C also helps prevent further injury to damaged tissue and muscles.

Manganese is another important trace mineral that supports ligament and tissue health. Manganese helps supports strong bones and muscle function. Foods like nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, roasted pumpkin seeds and some shellfish contain the mineral manganese. Other trace minerals known for ligament and muscle strengthening and repair include copper and zinc. Zinc is especially important for maintaining strong joints and tissues.

Fatty Fish are prime sources of omega-3 fatty acids which are healthy fats that in addition to promoting heart health may also reduce inflammation associated with ligaments and connective tissue. Athletes should be consuming fresh ocean fish like salmon, tuna, flounder, trout, herring and sardines to get the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. This important nutrient for the body can help protect nerves and help keep blood flowing and joints moving.

How Do I Fill My Nutrition Gaps?

We should be eating a well balanced diet everyday that includes fresh colorful fruits and vegetables, ocean fish and whole foods to provide our bodies with the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. How healthy is your diet? I know most people and athletes in particular do not have enough time in their day to sit down and eat a well balanced meal. Most people just end up eating fast food. It’s a busy world and truth be told, most of us struggle to eat properly. Getting the right amounts of vitamins and minerals, the optimal range of nutrients from fruits and vegetables, plus essential fatty acids solely from your diet is extremely difficult yet so beneficial to your overall health especially ACL, ligament, and tendon health.

NUTRILITE vitamins, minerals and supplements provide the best athletes in the world with nutrition most people don’t get from their diet alone. Phytonutrients, a cornerstone of NUTRILITE supplements, are the natural nutrients in plants such as lycopene from tomatoes, resveratrol from grapes, and lutein from spinach leaves. Unlike other vitamins and supplements that are synthetic, NUTRILITE vitamins and supplements have plant based ingredients, so you get nutrients the way nature intended. NUTRILITE is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on their own certified organic farms. NUTRILITE takes the utmost care to use only the best sources of ingredients for every supplement in their line and that’s why successful sports team like AC Milan (most successful soccer team), Detroit Redwings (most successful hockey team) and many other major league baseball, professional football, and Olympic athletes trust, believe in and use their supplements.

PERFECT PACK FOR YOUR HEALTH

Are you eating the suggested 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day? 80% of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and veggies. NUTRILITE® Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables – Tablets – provide the phytonutrients of 10+ servings, made from the best fruit and vegetable concentrates, many grown on our own certified organic farms. No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Learn more here http://bit.ly/14u8ntm.

Are you eating 2 servings of ocean fish a week? NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health provides a concentrated blend of 2 key Omega-3 fatty acids. Taken daily throughout the week, the combination provides the same amount of DHA and EPA as 24.5 oz servings of ocean fish. Learn more here http://bit.ly/1500hSn.

Is your diet giving you all the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health? NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient help fill your nutritional gaps and offers superior health protection. It was shown to improve blood nutrient levels to provide your cells with the energy they need to support a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, bones, and immune system. Learn more here http://bit.ly/WB0IDt.

NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health will Help you support your diet when your eating habits don’t. Why do I need to supplement? The American Medical Association recommends that all adults take one multivitamin daily. This is true even if you already eat a diet rich in fresh, whole, natural foods, because the foods you consume often don’t supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, at the recommended levels.

The Perfect Pack features three premier NUTRILITE supplements to help you establish a strong nutritional foundation. If you’re not regularly consuming 22 essential vitamins and minerals, 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables, and one serving of ocean fish every day, the Perfect Pack will help you fill your nutritional gaps.

NUTRILITE Perfect Pack for your health contains NUTRILITE DOUBLE X® Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient, NUTRILITE Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables, and NUTRILITE OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health. Learn more here http://bit.ly/ZoieJb.

The 3 NUTRILITE products contained in the NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health can help replenish this much needed nutrition and positively impact your long term health ability to stengthen ACL, ligaments and tendons.

Of course this idea isn’t for everyone, only those who are serious about their health and giving their bodies with they need to reach their maximum potential and achieve success to success to the next level.

Check out our list of professional NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and Olympic athletes that take NutriliteHealth NSF Certified for Sport supplements Here: http://bit.ly/16hY21l

http://www.SlightEdgePerformance.net

( Visit my personal Website to get Exclusive Access to Buy Nutrilite Double X and other NSF Certified for Sport Supplements that Pros like AC Milan, Detroit Redwings, Kurt Warner, Kara Goucher and Asafa Powell use to Enhance Athletic Performance.)

http://www.facebook.com/SlightEdgePerformanceProgram

(Go to FB “LIKE” our Team page and get Knowledge to Help you Perform at your Highest Level and Achieve your Full Potential!)

Learn how to get faster in 15 minutes with The #1 Speed Training Program at http://www.LacrosseSpeed.TK

Check out my “Health Science” Blog at: http://www.LacrosseEnergy.TK

EMAIL: domonique.dhfitness@gmail.com
TWITTER: @dhdiamond2012

Domonique Hargrove B.A., M.S. Founder of “Slight Edge Performance Program”

“Don’t just play the Game. Learn and Understand how the Game is Played!”

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The Lacrosse Player’s Cutting Edge

The Lacrosse Player’s Cutting Edge

Tell yourself right now that you are the best! Imagine yourself having a powerful advantage over your competitors. See Yourself confident, strong and flowing with energy. Think of yourself as smart, sharp and healthy. This is who you are.

Picture yourself in your mind’s eye as having already achieved your goal. Jim Rohn said, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” Do you know what few disciplines you can start practicing everyday that will give you the advantage you need in your Lacrosse Career?

From an athletic performance standpoint as a Lacrosse Player you will realize your maximum potential by taking responsibility of your NUTRITION and how you’re FUELING your body. Between tough competitions on the field, school, work, home and social obligations most lacrosse players and people in general struggle to EAT the range of foods that experts agree are ESSENTIAL to support our bodies with the NUTRIENTS REQUIRED for good health, vitality and longevity! When Lacrosse players begin providing their bodies with the nutrients they need, they will have more ENERGY and STAMINA to train harder, complete their workouts and improve their athletic performance.

Dr. Duke Johnson, MD, Medical Advisor at Nutrilite Health Insititute says “We are deficient in a lot of things we don’t realize we are and the subsequent result is we feel tired.” Let’s take a look at what your life will be like when you are fueling your body with the proper NUTRIENTS from FOOD and taking responsibility for increasing your athletic performance.

FOODS TO EAT
Cantaloupe is a great source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant which fight free radicals and helps protect your DNA.

Peanut Butter is another powerful antioxidant, provides Vitamin E that helps protect cell membranes and the heart.

Baked Beans contain the important B- Vitamin and Folic Acid that helps maintain good heart health and prenatal health in women.

Ground Beef contains Vitamin B-12 needed for normal cell activity and a healthy nervous system.

Bananas give us Potassium that promotes healthy blood pressure, energy production and regulation of heartbeat and fluid balance already within normal range. Bananas also contain Vitamin B6 which is the master Vitamin in processing Amino acids that help build proteins in the body.

Chicken Breast Provides us with the Vitamin Niacin which is the key player in the process of releasing energy from carbohydrates. Niacin also promotes healthy skin and nerve function.

Pork Loin gives us the Vitamin Thiamin also known as B1 which helps us process carbohydrate, fat and protein and is very important in healthy nerve function.

Low Fat Milk provides Calcium which promotes strong bones, nerves, tissues, and muscle contraction. Milk is also a great source of Riboflavin (B2) which is a Powerful source for cellular energy, energy production, and nerve function.

Green Peas are a great source of the Mineral Magnesium which promotes strong bones and muscle function, a very important cofactor in energy metabolism and also regulates a healthy heartbeat.

These are just a few of the high quality food choices that represent the benefits and rewards you will receive by providing your body the Nutritional Value you need to have The Slight Edge you’re looking for!

What most Lacrosse Players Don’t Know about Nutrition.

Because of the lifestyle of busy Americans we often do not EAT or CONSUME Nearly enough of the protective NUTRIENTS our body needs through diet alone, which is why Scientists, Doctors and Nutritionists say its important to take properly designed, safe and effective food supplements. Did you know 97% of registered dietitians recommend supplements to their patients.

Optimal performance requires optimal nutrition. Whether on the field or in daily life, optimal performance requires optimal nutrition. Most Doctors, Physicians and Nutritionists know this Fact and that’s why The American Medical Association recommends that all growing adults take at least one multivitamin daily. This is true even if you already eat a diet rich in fresh, whole, natural foods, because the foods you consume often don’t supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, at the recommended levels. Click HERE see the World Best Multi-Vitamin, Multi-Mineral and Phytonutrient.

What Supplements Should Lacrosse Players Take?

If you can’t name one day this week that you know you got enough of all 24 essential vitamins and minerals, ate 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables, and ate ocean fish it’s understandable! Most of us can’t. However, you will have the opportunity to be like the some of the best athletes in the world immediately when you start using the same safe and effective supplements that other Elite Athletes and Professional Teams trust and believe in. The three NUTRILITE products contained in NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health Pack will replenish the much needed nutrition your body needs and positively impact your health long-term. Click Here and learn more about NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health Pack.

Even world-class athletes can miss vital nutrients in their diets. No other team has dominated the sport of soccer like A.C. Milan. Not surprisingly, behind the world titles are the finest players and trainers on earth. You will also find something else—the finest nutrition on earth. Since 2008, NUTRILITE™ supplements have provided the enhanced nutrition that helps these athletes perform at world-class levels. NUTRILITE is the Official Nutrition Supplement Provider for A.C. Milan. A.C. Milan is the most successful team in soccer; the NUTRILITE brand is the most respected name in nutrition. Together, we are working to push the boundaries of athletic performance. AC Milan Players feel energized and powerful and they really love how NUTRILITE® Perfect Pack for Your Health makes them feel and how it helps them perform better physically.

By creating a balanced nutritional foundation and augmenting the nutritional gaps with NUTRILITE supplements, our experts have improved the physical well-being of A.C. Milan players. Imagine when players and teams in the Lacrosse World begin to experience these benefits for themselves. NUTRILITE Vitamins, minerals and supplements provide your body with nutrition most people don’t get from their diet alone. Learn why NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient is a favorite supplement for the worlds best athletes HERE.

Other Players and Teams that have become stronger and improved because of implementing the NUTRILITE nutritional program include the most successful team in Professional Hockey History, The Detroit Redwings. Amway’s Nutrilite brand is the Red Wings’ official vitamin and nutritional supplement. Success always leaves clues and I believe if more Lacrosse Players and Teams were connected to this type of value they will be healthier, stronger, have more stamina, energy and be providing their bodies with the nutrients they need to increase their physical performance and recover faster.

The Lacrosse World Will Love this stuff! It’s not for everyone but if you’re one of the people who wants to make a positive change for the better and you’re looking for something new to help you become cutting edge then it’s worth taking a closer look for sure!

Check out our list of professional NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and Olympic athletes that take NutriliteHealth NSF Certified for Sport supplements Here: http://bit.ly/16hY21l

http://www.SlightEdgePerformance.net

( Visit my personal Website to get Exclusive Access to Buy Nutrilite Double X and other NSF Certified for Sport Supplements that Pros like AC Milan, Detroit Redwings, Kurt Warner, Kara Goucher and Asafa Powell use to Enhance Athletic Performance.)

http://www.facebook.com/SlightEdgePerformanceProgram

(Go to FB “LIKE” our Team page and get Knowledge to Help you Perform at your Highest Level and Achieve your Full Potential!)

Learn how to get faster in 15 minutes with The #1 Speed Training Program at http://www.LacrosseSpeed.TK

Check out my “Health Science” Blog at: http://www.LacrosseEnergy.TK

EMAIL: domonique.dhfitness@gmail.com
TWITTER: @dhdiamond2012

Domonique Hargrove B.A., M.S. Founder of “Slight Edge Performance Program”

“Don’t just play the Game. Learn and Understand how the Game is Played!”

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“Slight Edge Performance Program”: Health Science Blog; Diabetes Prevention and Solutions

Slight Edge Performance Program”: Health Science; Diabetes Prevention and Solutions

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“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy

Did you know…
According to a leading medical journal 1 out of 4 US adults have blood sugar levels that are above normal. The worst part is over 66% do not know it.

Symptoms of high blood sugar
•Experiencing heaviness, fatigue and exhaustion or afternoon tiredness.
•Craving sweets 1-2 hours after meals.
•Being overweight

The purpose of this information presented in this blog is to help explain why it’s so important to maintain healthy blood sugar levels which are already within the normal range and the steps you can take to keep your blood sugar levels under control. Although blood sugar imbalances are usually associated with being overweight even healthy non-overweight people can experience them. Elevated blood sugar levels are an indicator of pre-diabetes. If these imbalances are not corrected they can lead to TYPE ll DIABETES.

Globally the incident of type II diabetes is alarming. With over 230 million cases worldwide and 7 million new cases yearly. Type II diabetes used to be called Adult Onset Diabetes but this is no longer the case because millions of kids are being diagnosed with this condition. All forms of diabetes begin with an imbalance in blood sugar levels.

When you consume food or beverages carbohydrates are usually broken down to glucose or blood sugar. The body’s main form of energy. This Glucose then enters the bloodstream. In response to increased levels of blood glucose the pancreas produces insulin which is released into the bloodstream. CHROMIUM is a very important nutrient that helps insulin bind to the insulin receptors that line each cell membrane. These bonds allow insulin to travel from in the bloodstream to the cells and to be converted into energy. Without a sufficient amount of chromium in the body both insulin and glucose build up in the bloodstream and the cells do not receive much needed energy to keep the human body operating at an optimal level.

However nutrition science tells us it may be difficult to get enough chromium without supplementation. Our diets may just not include enough whole grains or too many processed foods. In fact you would need to eat a balanced diet of the recommended 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains to get the minimum requirement for chromium. Our ability to absorb chromium diminishes as we get older. Many researchers recommend adding a safe, effective and organic Chromium supplement to your diet which helps the glucose bind with insulin. Then it could enter the bodies cells and provide sustained energy, minimize cravings and help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Just as chromium plays an essential role in the breakdown of carbohydrates it is also essential for the healthy metabolism of fats and proteins.

One small study suggest that the nutrient mineral chromium picolinate may reduce the risk of insulin resistance and therefore may possibly reduce the risk of type ll diabetes. FDA includes, however, that the existence of such a relationship between chromium picolinate and insulin resistance or type ll diabetes is uncertain.

Solutions for Prevention
It’s time to be proactive when it comes to your health. Instead of having to react to a diagnosis it’s far better to be proactive and take the right preventative actions to stay healthy. Of course eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and water is essential. Also consistent exercise will help you stay fit and healthy. Because most people often don’t consume enough of their daily recommended nutrition through diet alone it’s very important to take safe, effective, plant based supplements to help fill in nutrition gaps. If you’re looking to boost your ability to metabolize carbs, fats, and protein to reduce food cravings, unhealthy snacking and therefore helping to maintain healthy blood health, I highly recommend NUTRILITE® Glucose Health. I strongly recommend the Nutrilite brand over all other brands because of it’s proven track record of quality and effectiveness. NUTRILITE® Glucose Health helps your body use the energy in foods more efficiently with an exclusive blend of trace minerals and herbs. It Contains chromium picolinate, which may reduce the risk of insulin resistance, and therefore possibly may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about NUTRILITE® Glucose Health and click HERE to purchase yours now.

I believe we should all feel good, look good, be healthy and confident. That’s why I incorporate very high quality, safe and effective, plant based supplements from NUTRILITE into my daily lifestyle. In fact I’ve been using NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient since my college football days. It’s A powerful blend of 12 vitamins and 10 minerals, most far exceeding the Daily Value. Plus, 20 plant concentrates harvested from certified organic farms provide broad antioxidant protection and unbeatable health benefits. offers superior health protection. DOUBLE X® was also shown to help improve blood nutrient levels to provide your cells with the energy they need to support a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, bones, and immune system.

I still use it everyday and recommend it to my students, clients, friends, family and anyone serious about living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Learn more about NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/ Mineral/ Phytonutrient and click HERE to purchase yours now.

The American Medical Association recommends that all adults take one multivitamin daily. This is true even if you already eat a diet rich in fresh, whole, natural foods, because the foods you consume often don’t supply all the vitamins and minerals you need, at the recommended levels.

References: http://www.nutrilite.com, http://www.amway.com

Domonique Hargrove M.S., B.A. Founder of “Slight Edge Performance Program

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“Slight Edge Performance Program” Health Education: Liver Health

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy

“If you want to make big changes in your life start by making small ones. They can really matter and last!”

The Mayo Clinic Staff defines your liver as an organ about the size of a football that sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. Without your liver, you couldn’t digest food and absorb nutrients, get rid of toxic substances from your body or stay alive.
Healthful Facts: fatty foods, alcohol and tobacco can impact your liver’s ability to function efficiently. Our modern lifestyle which includes high stress levels, poor diets, excessive alcohol, medication, poor water quality, processed fast food, exposure to hazardous pollutants like pesticides and herbicides put a lot of stress on our liver which can cause liver problems.

Our liver is the second largest organ in the body. It metabolizes carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It attracts nutrients such as iron vitamin A, B12, D from the bloodstream and stores them for future use. The liver also regulates blood clotting and detoxifies the blood by filtering toxins such as drugs, hormones, microbes and alcohol.

Even if you live a healthy lifestyle and practice good eating habits your liver still undergoes attacks everyday due to air pollution in the environment we live in. The Environmental Protection Agency of the US estimates almost 6 Trillion pounds of chemicals are released into the environment each year. Some of these make their way into your body via the air you breathe, food you eat and water you drink.

As your body’s primary organ for detoxification the liver processes everything you eat, drink or inhale. The liver is the only internal organ that can regenerate itself after damage. If your liver is unhealthy you may suffer from symptoms of liver problems like: extreme tiredness, general poor health, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, itchy skin, enlarged or tender liver. A poor liver is also more susceptible to hepatitis A, B, C virus infection and probability of liver cancer increases.

SOLUTIONS FOR BETTER LIVER HEALTH
In order to avoid and prevent these problems you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Creating a good and healthy lifestyle is in your hands and it’s something you can cultivate. Some small but powerful changes you can make are eating lots of fruits and vegetables, beans, whole wheat cereals and less fat. Also drinking plenty of clean water and avoiding or limiting alcohol exposure. Also Incorporate antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, E into your daily diet. Apart from adopting these daily habits there are also herbs you can take to protect your liver.

One herbal remedy that has been known in Europe and other Mediterranean countries since ancient times is Milk Thistle. Milk Thistle is a recognized, natural supplement that can prevent liver damage. It is effective in managing chronic liver disease and protecting the liver from toxic, chemicals, alcohol, drugs and chemotherapy. Milk Thistle has been used in Europe to treat liver problems for thousands of years. In modern-day research Milk Thistle has been shown to protect the liver from damage. The detrimental effects of environmental toxins, alcohol, drugs may be countered with this valuable herb. This is largely due to the active chemical components in the herb that are collectively called Silymarin. Silymarin has the ability to stimulate the growth of new liver cells to replace old and damaged cells. It can also prevent free radical damage by acting as an antioxidant. In fact Silymarin is at least 10 times more potent in antioxidant activity than vitamin E.

Milk Thistle nutritionally supports the liver’s ability to maintain normal liver function. It has shown positive effects in treating every known liver disease including Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), Necroses and liver damage from drug and alcohol abuse. Apart from preventing liver damage Milk Thistle can also stimulate the production of new liver cells to replace old damage ones. It also blocks the absorption of toxins into the cells, stimulates the secretion of bile (a substance that helps carry away waste) and is needed for the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats.

It’s essential that the Milk Thistle extract you choose for your liver’s health provides you with a minimum amount of Silymarin in each dose. Dandelion has been used for centuries to treat liver conditions such as hepatitis and to encourage normal digestion. It also has a high concentration of vitamin A and Choline (a B-Vitamin that stimulates the liver.) Tumeric is another natural extract which supports liver and gallbladder functions by stimulating the flow of bile. It is also high in vitamin C a very important antioxidant. These natural ingredients respond very effectively to our bodies, providing the supplement that supports and enhances our daily health. I encourage you to make the smart choice with NUTRILITE® Milk Thistle and Dandelion , a very convenient mix of natural herbs that support our liver. If you want to make big changes in your life start by making small ones. They can really matter and last.

Is your liver overworked? Fatty foods, alcohol and tobacco can all stress your liver and make its job much harder. So can common painkillers. Why not lighten its load before it lets you know it’s had enough? Product Advantage
The smart choice is NUTRILITE Milk Thistle and Dandelion, with more ingredients in one convenient tablet to support normal liver function.

Each tablet provides:
156 mg milk thistle extract with 76 mg silybin extract
125 mg dandelion root extract
75 mg turmeric extract
Citrus Bioflavonoid and Acerola Concentrates

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