Children’s Nutrition and Health

Today’s children are overfed and undernourished.

Children, for the most part, do not eat well. They commonly choose foods that are high in fats, sugars, and salt that have little, real nutritional value. The top choices among kids are hot dogs, chicken nuggets, French fries, pancakes, pizza, cookies and ice cream.

While you may agree that this doesn’t sound like an optimal menu conducive to good health for growing children, it’s often all that the little people will eat. This type of menu creates a domino effect that results in 97% of children suffering from some form of malnutrition.

Did you know that one in three children ages 2 to 19 is obese or overweight? That’s triple the rate of just a generation ago. Many of today’s children suffer from high blood pressure. Diabetes in children has increased by 21% in the last 10 years. All are the result of poor nutrition.

Additionally, three out of four children are not getting 60 minutes of exercise each day. The result? Childhood obesity.

As of last year, health costs are $14 billion a year and rising. To help combat the trend a proper diet is necessary. When children don’t like nutritious vegetables, fruits or proteins, supplements can help. Nutritional supplements can replace some of the vitamins and minerals missing in your children’s and grandchildren’s diets. Make sure to choose supplements that are safe and effective.

This article will further explain some guidelines and strategies for assuring that your child is well fed and healthy. www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-nutrition-for-kids

My work is marketing for a wellness manufacturer that has an online store (only). Over the past 15 years, due to an honest R&D at this company, I have learned so much quality supplements. My stomach cringes when I see someone loading up on inferior supplements off a store shelf (we have tested hundreds and hundreds of these) or a kitchen cabinet that looks like the photo.

I know many supplements on the market are a waste of money and often people spend too much for meagre results. I find I need to share what I know about supplements.

Today, I received this testimony from a happy customer that proves my cringing has merit:
“Pictures are worth a thousand words: left or right? Hashimoto’s, Celiac, Adrenal fatigue and feel SO MUCH better!! Can’t even tell anymore – thanks to the picture on the left. I don’t share a lot of what I do on my personal page but when someone’s overall health is better because of two products… felt the need to share!”
– the products on the left side of the image are from the company I market.

Did you know that human results testing is rare on a finished product?
But our company has them:
Freiburgstudy.com
Sterlingclinicalresults.com
This was a clincher: Freiburgstudy.com/img/Deprivation%20Study.pdf

This is why I take these supplements myself!

A stellar supplement

Do you know I take a stellar supplement every day. I love how good ProVex CV makes me feel like I’m doing myself good. I’m not the only one who thinks it’s a stellar supplement. The brand of supplements I use have it as a staple in almost every Peak Performance Pack they manufacture.

What Makes It Different?
ProvexCV® is a patented formula that combines the antioxidant power of premium grape seeds with an exclusive blend of resveratrol, quercetin, green tea extract, and bromelain.*
Grape seed/skin extract: natural extract associated with helping support healthy blood pressure levels for individuals with already normal blood pressure.
Quercetin: a flavonoid present in onions and apples, quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to promote healthy blood pressure levels, already in the normal range.
Green tea extract: extract containing the cetechin EGCG, which is associated helping support endothelial function.

ProvexCV® nourishes blood vessels and promotes healthy blood pressure levels already at normal ranges. I know it seems to have helped me with my asthma and I’ve had fewer asthma attacks since I started taking it. It’s something I know that I don’t want to be without!

Caution–If you are pregnant or lactating, or if you are under a doctor’s care for a heart-related condition, seek the advice of our physician before using this product. Consult with your physician before using this product if you are taking any medications, including asprin, NSAIDS, or anticoagulants such as warfarin and heparin.

April 4 is Vitamin C Day

So why do we “celebrate” Vitamin C day on April 4th? Well, according to the American Institute of Nutrition, it goes all the way back to 1932, when Vitamin C was isolated and identified.

The all-important vitamin helps heal wounds, acts as an antioxidant, can help delay or prevent developing  diseases like cancer or cardiovascular disease, and is good for your immune system (to name a few perks).  Citrus fruits, tomatoes, and potatoes are a high source of Vitamin C, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click here to see other Vitamin C-rich foods.

The NIH suggests that people at different ages or phases of life need different amounts of Vitamin C.  Click here to see the full chart

Antibiotic Overuse

As soon as we get the sniffles, sore throat or a drippy nose the first thing many of us do is reach for an antibiotic. They’re usually readily available in our medicine cabinets. They are available because they are over-prescribed by doctors and emergency rooms everywhere and all the time.

47,000,000 prescriptions in the U.S. are unnecessarily prescribed causing efforts to improving the way we take and the way physicians prescribe antibiotics to become a national priority.

This article from the Centers for Disease Control outlines the dangers of overuse of antibiotics. Surprisingly at least 23,000 people a year die from antibiotic misuse.

The article points out when antibiotics should be taken and when they are needed. It also tells us when they shouldn’t be taken and when they are NOT needed. It also recommends alternatives that you can use (and things you can do) to feel better. While antibiotics can be very effective when prescribed and taken properly, they can also cause physical problems like reductions in good bacteria and immunity to the antibiotics themselves.

Of course, the best way to fight disease is to stay healthy in the first place. A good diet, plenty of water and moderate to vigorous exercise are good lifestyle choices to avoid the onset of disease. A pure and effective vitamin regime can also be effective. Be sure that you research the supplements that you choose and make sure that there are studies that support your choice.

Centers for Disease Control  article

Peak Performance

At 83 years of age, Frank Ledoux is still competing in the one-minute sprint row. In fact, he’s ranked #2 in the world in the 80+ age category. Frank and his wife Judy attribute much of their vitality to Peak Performance Total Health. “I just feel wonderful,” Frank says. “We work out three days a week, we hike, we play golf, we do everything. How can we feel so good at our age? It has to be the nutrition in the Peak Performance Pack.” —Frank & Judy Ledoux

I love my Peak Performance, how about you?


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Elevating Vitality

Sometimes, with all that we do, you just need a boost. Something to make you feel more energetic to keep up with your busy day. But with already two cups of coffee under your belt, you want extra energy without the caffeine.

Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately. What do you do if you want to cut down the sugar and the caffeine?

Well, my favorite, Vitality Elevate
B-Fuel delivers the energy I need!

Vitality Elevate™ B-FUEL  contains five proven B vitamins, including 1,000% of your daily value of B6 and B12, combined with a natural antioxidant blend to give you the boost you need in a caffeine-free energy shot.

I like to keep it around for when I need a boost.

Did you know…

  • Research indicates athletes who lack B vitamins may have reduced high-intensity exercise performance and are less able to repair
    damaged muscles
  • B vitamins are water-soluble and should be replenished to support a
    healthy body
  • B1 (Thiamin)—Helps the body break down carbohydrates and release the energy for use by the body
  • B2 (Riboflavin)—Helps release the energy from foods containing protein and/or fat
  • B3 (Niacin)—Assists in the production and release of energy stores, especially during vigorous training
  • B6 (Pyridoxine)—Supports over 100 enzymatic reactions, including proper nutrient metabolism for energy production
  • B12 (Cyanocobalamin)—Supports healthy production of red blood cells, the synthesis of DNA, and energy production A deficiency has been linked to fatigue, weakness and poor memory. Drinks that contain it help convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body, fighting off lethargy.

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