Tips For Losing Those Holiday Pounds and Detoxing Your Body.

Healthy Living

As many of our Go Healthy Natural community members are setting new health goals for 2018, they are asking us about tips for losing those holiday pounds.

We firmly believe that farm to table, raw organic fruits and vegetables are the key to optimum health and well-being. Try not to focus on losing weight, but rather eating better quality raw fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Eat your biggest meal early in the day and your smallest meal at dinner time. How you shop will determine how healthy you will become. Remember, It's a lifestyle change, not a diet.

We believe the 3 Keys to great health are:

What foods you eat, how you digest your food and how you eliminate your food. Go Healthy Natural Supplements support all 3 keys.

Let's start with our Liquid Multivitamin with Minerals' premium ingredients:

 Bromelain (Pineapple) is used for reducing swelling (inflammation) and helping the body get rid of fat.   

Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, may help to reduce inflammation. 

Prebiotics: Another benefit of this short-chain structure is that it tends to reduce gas and bloating thanks to its accelerated break down. A diet rich in prebiotics, both from natural sources or supplements, can help balance digestion, absorption, and immune health.

Probiotics: Gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea are all common signs that your gut microbiome (balance between good bacteria vs. bad bacteria) may be out of balance. Probiotics help reduce bloating, gas and constipation.

Magnesium (Magnesium Citrate – Red Algae) Supports Detoxifying: Rich in chlorophyll (the pigment that makes some seaweeds green) which is a powerful, natural detoxifyer which may help to draw out waste products from the body. 

Vegetarian Digestive Enzyme Blend: Digestive enzymes break down food particles for energy. AmylaseCarbohydrate digestion, ProteaseProtein digestion, Lipase:    Fat digestion, CellulaseFiber digestion, LactaseLactose (milk sugar) digestion.

 

Manganese (Glycinate Chelate) Supports: Healthy immune system, protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerves, and blood sugar regulation. 

Choline  Supports: hormone production, fat and cholesterol metabolism. 

Inositol  Supports: formation of lecithin and the metabolism of fat and cholesterol. May help reduce cholesterol levels.  

Biotin  -Supports: fatty acid production; in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins; and in the utilization of the other B vitamins. 

Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) Supports: digestion, absorption of foods, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. 

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Supports: carbohydrate metabolism, Energy, growth and proper digestion. 

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Supports: the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. 

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) Supports: the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; and in the production of hydrochloric acid for the digestive system. 

 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Supports: vitamin utilization and helps to convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy. 

StrawberriesSupport: “purifying the blood,” stimulating metabolism, and supporting “natural weight loss.”

Selenium (Chelate) Supports: a significant role in regulating the effects of thyroid hormone on fat metabolism.

Next time we'll focus on the exercise and working out part of the equation.

You will shed those holiday pounds and detoxify your body. You will not focus on losing weight, but rather eating better quality raw fruits, vegetables and lean protein. You're making a lifestyle change, not going on a diet.

Happy and Healthy New Year to You and Your Family!

Greg, Mary, Gregor, Zach, Marj and Brendan

 

 

 

Does Gut Bacteria Affect Your Brain?

Probiotics

Mounting research has suggested that the bacteria living in your digestive system plays an important role in your immune system and overall health.

Here are 5 mental health conditions that have been associated with imbalances of the Microbiota:

1. Depression - More than a third of depression sufferers have "leaky gut", or permeability of the gut lining which may allow bacterium into the bloodstream.

2. Anxiety - Prebiotics can have anti-anxiety & antidepressant effects. Consuming Probiotics may also change the brain's response to the person's environment.

3. Autism - Autism often co-occurs with gastrointestinal challenges like "leaky gut" or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

4. Parkinson's Disease - Individuals suffering from this disease often have different gut bacteria than healthy people.

5. Schizophrenia - Studies in mice have linked a lack of normal gut bacteria with changes in brain development, but the genetics of the disorder are complex and not fully understood.                                                                                                         (Sources: WebMD, Oxford University & Huffington Post)

+ Many healthcare professionals recommend supplementing your daily diet with Natural Prebiotics & Probiotics (10-12 Billion CFUs) in the form of a delayed release vegetable capsule.

+ Choose multiple strains that are already prevalent in your digestive tract: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, are some that are recommended.   

+  So, next time you shop for Probiotics, don't be fooled by the hype of huge numbers (CFUs & Strains). instead, read the other ingredients, check for the type of strains and make sure they are shelf stable. Listen to your gut!   

       

 

 

Why Are Some Probiotics Better Than Others?

Daily Probiotic

Since the release of our newest supplement, Go Healthy Natural's Premium Probiotic, many of our customers are wondering why our probiotics are better than others. Great question! Here is a list of 7 questions you should consider before you purchase probiotics:

1. Strains - How many and which strains are used in the blend? Make sure they contain safe and clinically proven strains. Choose multiple strains that are already prevalent in your digestive tract: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, are some that are recommended.                     

2. How many Billions of Colony Forming Units (CFUs) of probiotics are in the supplement? Many Healthcare Professionals recommend 1 - 10 Billion CFUs each day. Look for delayed or targeted release probiotics to make sure they make it through the stomach bile and acid.

3. Is the probiotic allergy friendly and why that matters? Beware, there are many probiotics which contain unhealthy ingredients and allergens. Shop for probiotics which contain NO Yeast, Maltodextrin, Gluten, Magnesium Stearate, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Sugar, Salt, Animal Derivatives, Artificial Flavors or Preservatives. Look for 100% Vegetarian - Vegetable Capsules.

4. Is it formulated using acid and bile resistant strains? Many probiotics contain strains which never reach your digestive tract in an active state. They never make it through the stomach bile and acid.

5. Are they using delayed or targeted release veggie capsules?  This helps protect probiotics from stomach acid, safely delivering them to the intestines for maximum product benefit.

6. Does the probiotic formula include prebiotics?  The goal is to keep the good bacteria in an inactive state until it reaches your intestines. Probiotics become activated when they come into contact with moisture and oxygen. If that occurs, they need food (prebiotics) in order to stay active. Look for a prebiotic with a combination of Sunfiber® & FOS which enhances probiotic efficacy.

7.  Are the probiotics shelf stable? If you purchase a probiotic which is not formulated to be shelf stable, be aware that unless they have been refrigerated throughout the complete shipping cycle, many if not all may be inactive and should not be ingested. Shop for a moisture controlling bottle and oxygen removal system which delivers additional product stability to packaged probiotics.

So, next time you shop for probiotics, don't be fooled by the hype of huge numbers (CFUs & Strains). instead, read the other ingredients, check for the type of strains and make sure they are shelf stable. Listen to your gut! 

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