Can’t beat beets

Beets are known as a Superfood because they offer a winning combination of being rich in nutrients, low in calories, and high in antioxidants.

Beets contain…..

• Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2 and Potassium, which help support healthy bone and muscle.

• Betaine, an antioxidant, prevents cell damage which can strengthen your fight against cancer, heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes. This is what gives beets their red color!

• Beta Carotine, which helps to support eye health and prevent eye disease. This is found in the beet greens!

Plus, beets have an anti-inflammatory effect that may reduce your risk for cognitive decline. Research shows that drinking beetroot juice may help boost your levels of hemoglobin, a type of cell responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body.

When buying beets, look for tender ones that are medium size. And be sure you buy them with the stalks!

Are your store bought supplements fresh?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many yellow stickers on the vitamins at your local Walgreens or CVS?
It’s because store vitamins can lose their potency sitting on a shelf for six months or more. 

For the pass 19 years my nutritional supplement pack has been delivered fresh to my door. My supplements and vitamins ave a unique patented delivery system called Oligo which helps to deliver the minerals and nutrients more efficiently to my body’s cells. What’s even more remarkable is that my supplements have an 85% absorption rate.



I love cucumbers! I eat at least one cucumber a day.

Cucumbers contain magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K. These three nutrients are vital for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. Plus a regular intake of cucumber can lower blood pressure, decrease bad cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels as well!

Cucumbers play a big daily role for me in my meals and salads, but you can also add it to your water!


I recently started taking a new collagen product and one of the main ingredients is Astaxanthin. I was unfamiliar with this antioxidant so I started doing some research and I think I have a new favorite nutrient! It’s a powerhouse!

Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment found in algae that many consider the “king of the carotenoids.” Look at what all it does:

  • Fights Osteoarthritis — Research shows that Astaxanthin can not only help maintain the balance between new and deteriorating cartilage cells, but it may also reduce inflammation in joints. It also may slow osteoarthritis progression and address symptoms, giving you a better quality of life as you age.
  • Protects Against UV-Induced Skin Aging—A 2018 study compared moisture retention after UV exposure in subjects who were given 4mgs of Astaxanthin versus those who were given a placebo. Results indicated that there was a significant difference between the two groups. Those who took Astaxanthin showed marked moisture retention and less damage to their skin after the equivalent of 1.5 hours in the sun.
  • May Help Retain Cognitive Function in Early-Stage Dementia & Alzheimer’s —In a 2018 clinical trial looking at the effects of Astaxanthin on subjects with mild-cognitive function early-stage dementia, results showed there were significant improvements in cognitive functions related to the ability to understand and complete complex tasks quickly and accurately.
  • Fights Mental Fatique —Brain exhaustion, foggy brain, etc. Studies show that Astaxanthin helps to recover more quickly from brain fatigue.
  • Reverses the Appearance of Wrinkles & Crow’s Feet —Multiple studies showed that both oral consumption and topical application of Astaxanthin resulted in significant improvements in theappearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet in men and women over 8 weeks. Improvements in reducing the appearance of age spots and helping the skin retain more moisture were also observed.
  • Helps Manage Diabetes —A 2018 study found that patients increased their HDL cholesterol (that’s the good one!), reduced blood pressure, and actually improved the metabolism of sugars.
  • Helps with Menopause Symptoms —A 2010 study treated a group of menopausal women with a combination of vitamins and supplements that included Astaxanthin. They found that the women reported a significant reduction in 34 menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, bladder problems, and joint pain.
  • May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease —Studies show that Astaxanthin may reduce LDL cholesterol levels in overweight patients, as well as improve HDL levels after 12 weeks of supplementation. A 2006 study revealed that Astaxanthin may improve the thickness and elasticity of arterial walls. This can help regulate blood pressure and prevent heart failure.

My new Collagen supplement, Vitality for Life Collagen Boost, contains Astaxanthin. Do you see why I’m so excited about this!

An Ounce of Prevention…

Prevention has always been my passion in sharing my wellness journey but I just had to learn how to share it.
Well, I’m sharing now since I lost nearly 100 pounds and my health markers are on point. I’ve been on this healthy prevention journey close to 20 years. Proof is in the blood and my health markers are remarkable. They are even better since I joined the R3 Challenge last June. Prior to 2004, I did nothing to improve my health I was pretty healthy overall. .My bloodwork was fine, so I had allergies and asthma, but they were under control.

Some of you may know know that Dr. John Folts, BSEE, MS, PhD. Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science, Director of Coronary Thrombosis Research and Vascular Biology at The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin studied for forty-four years of what he called “fun research” in cardiology. He introduced Provex CV to my online shopping club years ago. Provex CV which is one of those life changing products that does a whole lot more than an “aspirin a day”.ProvexCV delivers a powerful and diverse dose of polyphenols for unparalleled antioxidant protection, optimal cardiovascular health, and a healthy immune response!

I Googled this below and thought of sharing it with those that are healthy now (me included):

“Seemingly healthy people are “suddenly” having heart attacks because, as it turns out, their arteries are not perfectly healthy and they don’t know it. With the proper noninvasive tests, these diseased arteries would have been identified, and the heart attacks wouldn’t have happened.”— April 22, 2019

I believe taking ProvexCV is what has kept my blood pressure at super healthy levels and my heart in good shape. I wouldn’t be without it!

About Garlic

Did you know that…….

Garlic has been a staple in natural medicine for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians. Gravediggers in 18th century France crushed it in wine to fight off the plague.

Also soldiers were given garlic during both WWI and WWII to prevent gangrene. It was used as an antiseptic, applying to wounds because they thought it prevented infection.

Lab results show that garlic contains compounds that help kill cancerous cells. The Iowa Women’s Health Study researched 41,000 middle-aged women who consumed garlic regularly. The result? They were found to have a 35% lower risk of colon cancer than their counterparts who did not consume garlic.


  • A garlic press can be one of your best friends in the kitchen. Savvy chefs just use the side of a knife with pressure.
  • Roast garlic with your veggies in the oven to saturate them with avor.
  • Add crushed garlic to salad dressing and sauces.
  • One surprise use for garlic: combine with honey and vinegar to make a healthy tonic

Collagen—do you take it?

Finally found a collagen I can stand behind – and I’ll be honest, I’m a little over the moon about it.

While on a girls’ trip, I heard from one of my fellow vacationers how she was looking for a good collagen supplement. I never knew much about it until now. If my brand didn’t it make it, I wasn’t going to purchase it at the store—since who knows how long it’s been sitting on the shelf. 

Since that discussion, I’ve learned quite a bit about Collagen. Collagen’s main role is to provide structure, strength and support throughout your body. Your body produces less collagen as you age, and existing collagen breaks down at a faster rate. 

Did you know there are different kinds of collagen? I surely didn’t. I learned about four types of collagen from the Cleveland Clinic

Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen—Though collagen can come from many different sources, bovine has been found to be the most potent and effective. Furthermore, when collagen is hydrolyzed it essentially means the amino acids within it have been broken down, so they’re easier for your body to absorb.

Marine Collagen—A problem with marine collagen is that you never know what you’re getting. “Marine” is a blanket term for any aquatic creature whether it be a jellyfish, shellfish, or shark — these sources are not easy for the body to absorb.

Liquid Collagen—Liquid collagen drinks tend to have a longer list of ingredients compared to powders. Additives and flavorings, whether artificial or natural, typically mean empty sugar calories. 

After learning this, I was wondering, what kind of collagen should I take?
NEW Vitality for Life Collagen has 10 grams of a proprietary collagen blend in every serving! This collagen boost supplement is clinically, proven to improve skin elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! This powder wins on potency, fewer additives, cost savings, and eco-friendly edge.

Here’s to aging gracefully! 

Here’s an exceptional example of how our collagen compares to the leading brands 

How much fiber do you get a day?

The average American gets 8 grams of fiber a day when at a bare minimum we need 28 – 35 grams/day. Some health specialists will argue that we need 30 – 50 grams/day.

Fiber can prevent obesity and the chronic disease of aging. This is because fiber slows the rate at which food enters your bloodstream and increases the speed at which food exits your body through the digestive tract. That keeps your blood sugar and cholesterol in ideal balance and quickly eliminates toxins from your gut and reduces your appetite.

You’ll find soluble fiber in fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and most whole grains. The bacteria in your gut metabolizes the soluble fiber in these foods, and that’s when the benefits start.


The first of 5 different ways to support your immune system is Daily nutrition and supplements. None of us get all we need from our daily diet. Even if you ate all the right proportions of protein, vegetables and fruits, you are still lacking because of the way most of our food is grown and processed. It is essential to find a quality supplement that your body can actually absorb.

I’ve been taking such a quality supplement for the last 20 years. It has 3 independent studies and a documented 85% absorption rate. You also need to be sure you are hydrating your body and at the same time providing it with essential electrolytes. It’s important to provide yourself and your family with healthy snacks and if you have to have a substitute for a meal, make sure your are picking one that is actually going to nourish your body. That’s why I take the Peak Performance Nutrition Pack (Longevity 50+) it works.

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