Magnesium Complex – Product Highlight

Magnesium Complex (100 Caps)

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Magnesium is utilized in almost every function of our bodies. When you become ill, there is almost always a magnesium deficiency. Our Standard American Diet (SAD) does not give us the sufficient amounts of magnesium. It is many times, critical to supplement with a good, bioavailable magnesium.

Let’s take a look….

Benefits:

  • Helps relax muscles.
  • Maximizes energy production.
  • Supports the nervous and structural systems.
  • Provides 100 mg magnesium per capsule.

How It Works:

Magnesium is an essential mineral. It is present in more than 300 enzymatic systems where it is crucial for energy production and other metabolic functions. The heart, brain and kidneys cannot function without adequate levels of this nutrient. Magnesium is used in reaction to form Tri Carboxylic Acid (TCA), which aids in the cells’ energy-producing cycle. It is also involved in smooth muscle contractions, affecting the heart, gastrointestinal, urinary and female reproductive tracts.

Ingredients:

Magnesium citrate and magnesium malate.

Recommended Use:

Take 2 capsules twice daily with meals.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes:

If you are feeling sluggish and tend to get sick a lot, you may want to look at adding Magnesium Complex to your diet. If you choose to use your food as medicine, here are several foods rich in magnesium:

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Dark chocolate
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Whole grains

Of course, as much as possible, buy organic products. If you are unable to secure quality foods, consider supplementing with Magnesium Complex.

If you are suffering with muscle spasms, take some magnesium. If you are feeling weak or fatigued, having headaches, nauseated. Magnesium deficiency can even cause heart problems or blood pressure issues. There are so many processes and functions of your body that require magnesium to function optimally.

I had a dear friend that was a chiropractor and naturopath and when I tested magnesium deficient, he said the rest of the family would be magnesium deficient, too. Simply because we would, more than likely, be eating the same diet of foods. I was not getting enough of the foods listed above into my family’s diet.

If you simply do not eat enough of the above magnesium-rich foods, please supplement with Magnesium Complex and know that you are doing something wonderful for your body! Symptoms are always your body’s way of getting your attention, before there is a true breakdown of functions. Please listen to what it’s telling you. Ask, and I’ll be there to assist you in your wellness journey.

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All is Well!

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Mary Ann Pack

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NSP Vitamin D3 – Product Highlight

Vitamin D3 (60 Tabs)

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I love being out in the sunshine! Most days I get outside to enjoy sitting or walking in nature. I love the wonderful mood it creates in me. At the same time, I’m benefitting from the sunshine on my skin and my bare feet on the ground. My body is utilizing all of what nature has to offer. I always imagine my trillions of cells just humming merrily along receiving exactly what they need to run efficiently and keep me in vibrant health!

Some of us live in locations that simply don’t get enough sunshine each day. Some of us live in colder climates and our skin doesn’t benefit from being exposed to the sun’s rays of life. Some of us may live in more polluted air conditions that prevent us from venturing out into the sun. If any of these seem to match your situation, please consider supplementing your diet with Vitamin D3.

Let’s take a look….

Benefits:

  • Supports bone health.
  • Helps maintain the immune system.
  • May help improve mood.
  • Provides 2,000 IU vitamin D per tablet.

How It Works:

Vitamin D comes in two forms: D2 and D3. Of the two, D3 is more bioactive. The body synthesizes vitamin D3 from cholesterol and sunlight; which makes it difficult to obtain adequate amounts of vitamin D during cloudy or winter months. In the body, vitamin D is responsible for maintaining normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus, and helping to build strong bones. Vitamin D may also contribute to the overall health of the cardiovascular system. It works with other vitamins, minerals and hormones to promote bone mineralization. Research shows that vitamin D may help support a healthy immune system by regulating lymphocyte function, cytokine production and macrophage activity. Studies also show that Vitamin D may improve seasonal mood disorders.

Ingredients:

2,000 IU Vitamin D3 per tablet (500% Daily Value).

Recommended Use:

Take 1–2 tablets daily with a meal.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes:  If your desire is to approach well-being holistically, I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to be out in nature. Not only does nature promote well-being of mind and mood, the sun on the skin and entering through your uncovered eyes for 2 hours every day will a great jump start to restoring your wellness. It is important to receive sunlight indirectly through your eyes–no glasses. You can wear a cap or hat that provides some shade, but for the most part you want to be exposed to the sun’s life-giving rays.

If at all possible, for at least 15-20 minutes of your trek outside, sit or walk around with your feet bare. Allow your body to have full contact with the energy of the earth. Wriggle your toes in the soil, moist grass, sand or sea water. This process is known as Earthing or Grounding. You will find tons of great information on it through an internet search.

The best way to restore your body’s balance for Vitamin D is by spending some time during your day out in nature, the cells of your body reap the benefit of a better mood vibration from you and it benefits from the life-giving sustenance of Mother Earth. If you need additional supplementation, consider NSP Vitamin D3.

You may notice your blood pressure coming down, that you are digesting your foods better, you’re not getting as sick as before, you are sleeping better, you are more calm and relaxed and you just feel stronger. These are all the benefits of supplementing with Vitamin D3 and our friend, Mr. Sunshine!!

I am here to help you on your wellness journey. Please contact me if you have questions or would like to coach with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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All is Well!!

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Mary Ann Pack

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Vitamin B-Complex – Product Highlight

 

Vitamin B-Complex (100 Caps)

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Occasionally, we all feel a bit nervous, a little jittery. Many times that nervousness leads to exhaustion and lethargy. It seems the Life Force has been sapped right out of us. Combined with these symptoms, are symptoms of digestive problems–upset tummies, inability to eat properly. Maybe even having the feeling of a lump in the throat from stress and tension.

If we look at wellness from a holistic approach, nervousness or anxiety can stem from our need to control situations, circumstances and people. Before we discuss the metaphysics of nervousness, let’s discuss our nutritional needs that may need a boost.

Let’s take a look….

Benefits:

  • Supports nervous system function.
  • Aids digestive functions.
  • Enhances enzyme reactions.

How It Works:

B vitamins are particularly important for the nervous system. They are also vital for good digestive function and enzyme reactions that control energy, circulation, hormones and overall health. Their actions are interdependent, so for greatest efficiency the complex should be taken together.

Ingredients:

Provides 100–600% of the Daily Value of thiamin, riboflavin, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid per serving, plus choline, inositol, lemon bioflavonoid extract, PABA, rutin, wheat germ, rose hips extract and acerola fruit extract.

Recommended Use:

Take 1 capsule with a meal three times daily.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes:

When you feel nervous or anxious, it is from fearful thought patterns. When you struggle with feeling overwhelmed or feel like you have to rush or hurry, it’s time to step back and understand that the process of life is really trustworthy!

When we have forced our bodies to succumb to day-after-day of fears, because we don’t trust the process of life, our bodies’ functions suffer and diminish. We fail to choose good life-giving foods, we gulp meals down in a hurry, we fail to see the joy of life unfolding as it should in it’s own timing.

Know that life is trustworthy. The universe is friendly. You don’t have to be in control of others. Your only job is to think thoughts that bring relief and help you feel good. While you’re working on learning to focus your thought patterns to better and better-feelings, give your body a little assistance and feed it the food it needs to replenish and re-establish balance.

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Vitamin-B Complex is the first thing I would reach for to balance my body long enough as I work on my vibrational emotions. My body does need good nutrients to rebuild and restore its functional balance. I embrace using whole food supplements like NSP Vitamin-B Complex to help facilitate restoration, all the while, I do the work of releasing the need to control and allow well-being to flow through me bringing peace and calm and balance into my emotions and body.

If I may be of assistance on your wellness journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Mary Ann Pack

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NSP Curcumin BP – Product Highlight

CurcuminBP (60 Caps)

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Inflammation is a great health concern for many folks. Between the stresses of life, the Standard American Diet (SAD), our pesticide and chemical laden foods, cleaning products and household furnishings, our bodies endure enormous amounts of inflammation generating contaminants.

The active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It helps to quiet the overactive inflammatory response in our bodies. It’s benefits reach far into the cells, themselves.

Be sure to look at the end of this post for my CurcuminBP Golden Milk recipe!!

Let’s take a look….

Benefits:

  • Encourages a healthy inflammatory response*
  • Supports your body’s immune, circulatory and glandular systems*
  • Helps safeguard your body at the cellular level*

How It Works:

Strengthen your Body’s daily defenses. This antioxidant-rich turmeric extract promotes a healthy inflammatory response while supporting your body’s immune, circulatory and glandular systems. Formulated for maximum potency, CurcuminBP features black pepper, which studies show enhances bioavailability. Enjoy naturally powerful results with Curcumin BP —your first line of defense for a healthier life. *

Ingredients:

Curcumin—obtained from the rhizomes of the yellow curry spice turmeric(Curcuma longa L), curcumin has been safely used for centuries in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. A potent antioxidant, curcumin supports a healthy inflammatory response and may help with weight loss as well as support the skeletal, circulatory, digestive and immune systems.

Black pepper extract—a black pepper fruit extract from the Piper nigrum species, black pepper has been added to enhance curcumin’s naturally poor bioavailability. Black pepper may also aid with some occasional digestive discomfort and has antioxidant properties.

Recommended Use:

Take 2 capsules daily with water.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes:

According to metaphysics and Ayurvedic medicine, inflammation is excess heat in the body. Emotionally, heat is caused by anger and rage, frustration and a feeling of disempowerment. So, we must look first to our thoughts and how they affect our bodies who are obedient to our vibrations. First and foremost, we affect our bodies by the vibration of our thoughts and feelings.

From a holistic healing approach, if you are suffering with inflammatory illnesses, you may want to look first to your dominant thought patterns as the culprit. Support your body by choosing a more positive outlook on life and begin to look for every little and big thing you can appreciate. Make lists and lists, every day, of things you appreciate and the positive aspects of every event, circumstance and situation in which you find yourself. There is always something to appreciate. When you begin to really start looking, even when it’s only little things, more things will start coming to mind and that feeling of appreciation will gain momentum until you find relief from feeling bad and start to feel really good!

Next, consider using food as your medicine. Nature’s Sunshine Products offers one of the finest curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) supplements, because they have blended it with black pepper to increase bioavailability. Since turmeric is naturally not as bioavailable for our bodies’ use, NSP included black pepper into their blend of curcumin to activate the bioavailability and our bodies reap the benefit.

If you suffer with inflammation in your body, consider purchasing CurcuminBP. You may also want to consider making my CurcuminBP Golden Milk recipe for a single serving:

Combination in a sauce pan:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1-2 tsp. coconut oil (your preference if you’d like more)
  • local pure honey, to taste
  • Ceylon cinnamon, ground (start with a pinch, add to taste)
  • 3-4 capsules of CurcuminBP (opened and emptied)
  • Put sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and briskly whisk while simmering for 2-3 minutes. Pour into a mug and enjoy!!
  • The CurcuminBP will not stay blended. It will film on the top, but that really hasn’t bothered me. You can stir it every once in a while as you sip it’s yumminess!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

Food Enzymes – Product Highlight

Food Enzymes (120 Caps)

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Many of us have grumbly tummies and intestines on occasion. Many of us have heartburn after we eat. Many of us produce excessive gas and feel bloated. All of these symptoms are telling us that our digestion needs a little assistance.

Let’s take a look at NSP Food Enzymes….

Benefits:

  • Supplements the body’s production of important enzymes.
  • Provides a blend of enzymes to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
  • Provides hydrochloric acid and bile salts to help digest proteins and fats.
  • Helps prevent or relieve occasional indigestion.

How It Works:

Enzymes break down food into compounds for absorption into the bloodstream.

This combination of enzymes offers more complete digestive support when taken with meals. This formula includes pepsin, which is used for pre-digesting proteins in the stomach. Betaine HCl helps create an acidic environment to facilitate the activity of pepsin. After food reaches the small intestine, the enzyme pancreatin further digests protein, carbohydrates and fats in the small intestine. Pancreatin also helps to support the pancreas. Alpha amylase digests starches. Bile salt makes fats soluble, preparing them for further digestion by lipase. The enzymes bromelain and papain aid in the digestion of proteins. Bromelain also offers other health-related benefits, including relaxing smooth muscles and supporting joint health.

Taken between meals, Food Enzymes works systemically to break down proteins associated with joint health, arterial health and immune activation. One capsule will help you digest a minimum of 30 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 20 grams of fats.

Ingredients:

Betaine HCl, bile salt, bromelain, lipase, alpha amylase, pancreatin, papain and pepsin.

Recommended Use:

Take 1–2 capsules with a meal three times daily.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes: 

As always, I will look to our thought patterns for direction, so that we approach our health and wellness holistically. When we have a bodily symptom, our bodies have endured poor thoughts and feelings long enough that they finally have to tell us about it. It is a cry for help from our bodies. It is a declaration from our bodies for the need for us to restore balance in our emotions.

Look to your thoughts that cause you not to digest life properly. It could be gut-level fear. You could be dreading something. You could be anxious about some event coming up in life. You may believe you are not good enough. Life is just eating away at you!

Be honest about your thoughts to see if you are really assimilating the new changes in life or not. Maybe you fear new things, new people, new job, new lover. Look to see where your fears lay.

All of these thought patterns will diminish your digestive system. These dominant thoughts will create a vibration that your body will respond to and, also, become diminished.

Know that you are good enough. Know that all is well! Know that changes and new events are for your growth. There is no need to control every single circumstance or person in your life. Variety is good! Contrast is good because it helps you decide what you don’t want, which immediately lets you know what you do want.

Next, it may be time to incorporate some food enzymes to assist your body’s natural digestive processes while you are working on your emotional vibrations. As you focus on new thoughts of positive aspects, you will find relief in learning to assimilate all the new changes that come your way. Look upon change and newness as an adventure!

If you are suffering with indigestion, heartburn, gas, bloat, or any upset tummy–especially after meals–you may want to supplement with Food Enzymes. Of course, there could be a myriad of other health concerns that can cause these digestive symptoms, but a good place to start is incorporating food enzymes regularly for a few weeks to see if any of the symptoms subside.

For myself, I occasionally will have indigestion and taking two NSP Food Enzymes prior to my meals will help tremendously. Give NSP Food Enzymes a try and work on assimilating (digesting) new life experiences with gusto instead of fear or dread.

If I can be of service to you in your quest for well-being, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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All is Well!!

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Mary Ann Pack

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NSP Super Trio – Product Highlight

Super Trio (60 Packets)

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Super Trio from Nature’s Sunshine Products is another absolute favorite of mine! I love the convenience of getting three of my nutritional foundation supplements all in one little packet. Two packets a day and you’re ahead of the game for your nutritional requirements. There are always other great supplements that I suggest for specific health concerns, but Super Trio is the strongest nutritional foundation you can lay.

If you have completed your cleansing detox in your journey to wellness, it’s time to begin laying that sure, strong foundation for your nutritional requirements. I love the fact that NSP uses whole food supplements. They don’t stir bits and pieces that are extracted from foods. They don’t synthesize concoctions from non-food chemicals. They have the integrity to use pure, high quality sources that are the foundation for all their products.

Let’s have a look….

Benefits:

  • Provides antioxidant support
  • Promotes vitality and longevity

How It Works:

Each Packet of Super Trio offers powerful, effective doses of three potent Nature’s Sunshine formulas. Taken together, these proprietary blends offer a nutritious combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants-each an important component of daily nutrition, vitality, and longevity.

Ingredients:

Super Supplemental Vitamins & Minerals, Super Omega-3 EPA and Super ORAC.

Recommended Use:

Take the contents of 2 packets daily with meals. One box supplies a full month of portable, powerful nutrition.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes: I can really tell when I’ve missed my Super Trio. These products are so amazing and are assimilated so well by our bodies, that sometimes it is a couple days before I feel the effects of having missed them. Sometimes life gets so busy that we simply can’t remember to do all the wonderful stuff we intend to do on our wellness journey. I understand, believe me! When that second or third day rolls around, I’m feeling the sluggishness and loss of vitality that I usually feel. Duh! I forgot my Super Trio!

I run, not walk (ha!) to the cabinet and retrieve my Super Trio packet. Within a short time, I can actually feel the vitality and go-get-um return to my body!

I know that convenience is the only way for most of us to take our supplements. I love knowing that I don’t have to open three different bottles every morning and evening. Ugh! I also appreciate the value of not having to buy three individual bottles, because it saves money! A wonderful added bonus. The little packets are easy to open and contain all three supplements–my vitamin/mineral, my omega and my anti-oxidant. I always, always, always keep a couple extra packets in my purse and desk drawer.

When a client or customer has completed their initial Tiao He Cleanse, or their cleanse of choice, this is the time I suggest they start building their nutritional foundation. They are very happy to know they can carry them with them. They are very happy to know they are not tied to three big bottles, every time they need to go to work or travel. These are so much easier to take on vacation–two little packets a day for each day I’m away–easy-peasy!

I am a huge proponent of building your nutritional foundation first. I do not like hit-and-miss methods. I do not encourage anyone to spend extra money throwing it at conditions that may be remedied with a better nutritional foundation. I always have my clients and customers build their nutritional foundation first, because many times I’ve witnessed other health issues disappear! Begin with this base nutrition plan first and then allow your body to get back on track. Later, we can look at consider supplements for stubborn health areas.

Of course, there are other foundational supplements that I like to offer my clients and customers like Ultimate GreenZone, Probiotic Eleven, CoQ10, Food Enzymes, LBS II. There are so many awesome products to help you through your wellness journey and we will discuss these in future blogs!

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Tiao He Cleanse

Tiao He Cleanse (15 Day)

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The Tiao He Cleanse is the detox that saved my life back in 1993! After having suffered with stomach issues since childhood, migraines since high school, thyroid disease (nodules) in my early 20’s, miscarriages, Grave’s disease, gall-bladder disease, and hormonal issues–it was time to take my well-being into my own hands. The drugs were causing more harm than good. I’d had enough when driving down a road I knew well, with my babies in the back seat–yet didn’t know where I was. I was terrified! I was only in my mid-30’s. At this rate I knew I wouldn’t see 40!

The next day I marched myself over to a health food store and told the owner to fix me! Fortunately, it was a retailer who sold Nature’s Sunshine Products . The finest quality products I have had the privilege of using–even after all these years in the wellness business. That was the very beginning of my journey back to wellness. That day I began taking the Tiao He Cleanse. It saved my life!

I immediately found relief from the severe migraines. Instead of having a migraine on the second or third day after my last one, while on the cleanse, I made it to day six before one struck! Then it went to two weeks! Then longer and longer in between. I cannot say enough about beginning your wellness journey with detox–and this one is my favorite–hands down!

Benefits:

  • Supports the intestinal system.
  • Supports intestinal regularity.
  • May improve energy and well-being.

How It Works:

Tiao He Cleanse is a 15-day nutritional program designed to help the body achieve balance and harmony. It combines Chinese nutritional and Western herbal experience. The Tiao He Cleanse is designed to support the cleansing mechanisms of the body by targeting the intestinal, digestive and circulatory systems.

Ingredients:

Each packet contains 1 capsule each of Chinese Liver Balance TCM Concentrate, All Cell Detox, LBS II, Psyllium Hulls, Burdock Root and Black Walnut ATC Concentrate.

Recommended Use:

Take the contents of 1 packet 15 minutes before meals up to two times daily (for 15 days) with 8 oz. water, followed by another 8 oz. water. This should produce two or three bowel movements daily. If stools become too loose, reduce the number of packets you use. Continue the program until you have used all 30 packets. Not recommended for children.

NOTE: This product contains cascara sagrada, buckthorn, turkey rhubarb and ginseng. See your health care provider prior to use if: pregnant or nursing, any medical condition exists or when taking any medication. Read and follow recommendation carefully. Do not use if diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain are present or develop. Not intended for prolonged use. Use of this product may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Chronic diarrhea can result in serious illness. May cause allergic reaction in persons sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium.

Coach Mary Ann’s Notes: Do yourself a favor–do your body a favor, and at least try this cleanse. I’ve watched my clients and customers receive so many benefits when beginning their wellness journey with this cleanse. Nature’s Sunshine Products makes many wonderful cleansing products, but I have to say this one is easy to use and does a wonderful job of cleansing the body.

Most importantly, it prepares your body to uptake the nutritional or herbal supplements you may choose to use for targeting specific health concerns. When you take this, or any cleanse, please remember to eat easy-to-digest meals. Try to use the 80-20% rule. Choose 80% of your diet as raw foods or gently cooked and only 20% of your food choices to be cooked. The goal is to allow the cleanse to work in your digestive system more easily. You are wanting your digestive system to have time to cleanse and not trying to digest heavy meals. Give your body a break for the 15 days you will be on the cleanse.

Remember to drink plenty of pure water. An excellent rule of thumb is to consume half your body weight in ounces per day. Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, you would consume 75 ounces of water each day. Of course, be mindful if you are exercising, live in warm climates, or work in the heat to increase your water intake substantially. Just remember this…if you get thirsty, you are already dehydrated!

Drinking plenty of pure water helps move the toxins out of your body and bring relief. Water is also a great conductor of electrical currents. Our bodies are constantly giving and receiving electrical impulses and messages from one part of our bodies to the next. Water is a great tool for our body to use and speeds up the message system.

Please let me hear from you if you are searching for a detox cleanse to begin your wellness journey. I would be thrilled to share my 23 years of experience with you!

Remember, your natural state is that of well-being! It’s time to detox your body and allow well-being to reign.

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All is Well!!

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Mary Ann Pack

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Begin Your Wellness Journey with Detox: The Holistic Approach to Detox

When I began my wellness journey in 1993, it began with detoxing my body. Later, I realized that I also needed to detox more than just my body. That I was more than a physical being. That I was an eternal being that was toxic with negative patterns of thought. I realized I was causing my body’s suffering!

As my body healed, my mind started healing, too. Actually, I’m not sure which one came first. I think my thoughts had to begin shifting from allowing whatever the medical community threw at my dis-eased and ill body, to taking responsibility for my own health and well-being. I began by asking for help.

Asking for help was the turning point in my wellness.

I realized the medical community with all their pharmaceuticals and surgeries were just adding to my dis-ease (the imbalance and uneasiness in my body). Of course, I understand that there is a place for the medical community and the services they provide—so, no hate. They simply were attempting to mask the pain long enough for me to function—to survive. When the drugs didn’t work, I sustained surgery after surgery. But, I was not thriving!

I wanted to thrive!

Then, I had an episode where I actually didn’t know where I was, while driving, one day with my babies in the back seat and I knew it was time to get help and get away from the drugs. I knew I wouldn’t see 40 if I stayed on this path. I marched myself straight over to the local health food store the next day and told the owner to fix me. We talked a long time about all my troubles and she started me off with a detox—which has become my favorite since 1993! It has become my go-to cleanse each year. It was a Nature’s Sunshine Product; Tiao He Cleanse. Within 6 days I had my first evidence of relief!

Previously, my migraines came every 2-3 days. For years I didn’t make it more than 3 days without a total migraine blow-out! So, when I started the detox cleanse, I made it past day 3…then day 4…then day 5…then day 6…finally I developed a migraine. I almost made it a week without a migraine!!! This gave me the proof that what I was doing was spot on and kept going with the cleanse for the full 15 days.

After the first 6 days without a migraine, then it went to 2 weeks between the next migraine! I was in awe that what I was doing was giving me such relief that I had never, ever, known from the drugs I had been taking for so many years. I started having migraines in high school and this relief didn’t come until my mid-30’s.

I was sold! This was proof-positive that I was on the right track.

After the cleanse, my herbalist set me on a path to address my nutritional foundation and targeted areas of concern. Once I started getting the proper nutrition my body needed, in the form of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and such, I started with herbals for my hormones, digestion and anxiety.

Oh, by the way, she also helped me clear up my Irritable Bowel Syndrome with another herbal blend.

Was I good at eating well? It was and still is a process. I would love to say I only eat organically produced foods, but I have lived in the country for many years and my closest grocery store is 12 miles away. Our closest health food type grocery is 47 miles away, so it’s a bit of a challenge to keep my diet strictly organic. I do buy organic when it is available and frequent the local farmers market.

But, I also stay on my nutritional supplements and have a natural medicine cabinet.

Most of all, I’ve detoxed my mind. I’ve learned to focus more frequently on good-feeling thoughts rather than the negative thoughts. I understand that choosing to be happy and making that a priority has renewed my health more than anything I could have done through herbals and supplementation alone.

You see, our bodies respond quickly to the vibrations our feelings emit. Bare bones, our thoughts either feel good or they feel bad. You can easily monitor your thoughts and thought patterns by noticing how you feel throughout the day. You can also monitor your dominant thought patterns by taking inventory of your health condition and your life experiences.

Your body is giving you signals that you are spending way too much time in negative thought patterns, when you start experiencing symptoms of illness or dis-ease. Aches and pains are symptoms of dominant thoughts that make you feel bad. Your body is feeling the same way and is responding in kind.

I feel amazing most of the time and I’m 57 years old! I don’t have anywhere near the aches and pains and illness that I made my body suffer through when I lived in negatives-ville! There are so many times that I notice how good I actually feel. And, I am so grateful that I asked and was given the answers I sought.

Maybe it’s time for you to find your relief. Maybe it’s time for you to ask for help. I’m only an email or phone call away. Let me be that one who teaches you how to allow your well-being. Let me assist you on your wellness journey and we’ll begin with detox!

It is my hope that you will enjoy my little book. I’ve tried to pack it full of awesome information, resources and processes to Begin Your Wellness Journey with Detox!

Begin Your Wellness Journey with Detox BOOK COVER

To buy your copy of this book click here!

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All is Well!

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

 

 

You Can Heal Your Life: Book Review

This is one of my favorite books on metaphysics.  Metaphysics simply expresses how the mind/emotions affect the physical body.  Alternative healers have known this for a gazillion years, and finally the traditional medical community is beginning to acknowledging it, too.  Louise Hay’s writings are easily read and understood.  She includes many health issues and the probable thoughts/emotions that are causing it, then, adds the new thought pattern that could turn you back around to health!

Ms. Hay takes the reader through a session, much like you would experience in a private session with her or at one of her workshops.  The information posed in this book is taken from her previous work, Heal Your Body.  There are exercises in the book that you may use.  Utilizing these will begin to change your life.  She suggests even working through the book with a friend or family member.  Imagine the healing we could experience if this book was studied and applied in book clubs!

Included are affirmations that will assist you in making changes in your life.  She gives hope and encourages all that no matter how low you may be, you CAN start to change your life for the better.

I love the points on her philosophy.  There are a few that stand out to me…

“We are each responsible for all of our experiences.”

“Every thought we think is creating our future.”

“It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.”

“When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.”

If we could simply grasp that last one, we all would live our lives with peacefulness and ease.

Let’s think about it…what do we give out?  Do we give out griping, complaining, ranting, unfriendly looks, ingratitude?  Do we give out happy smiles, complements, acts of kindness, love, gratitude?  What do we expect in return?

If, what she says in that first point above is true, then what are our experiences in life?

Do we live in the beautiful flow of life with good things appearing, or do we live feeling like we only get the raw end of the deal in our lives?

Ever wonder how you will be remembered by others upon your passing this life?

What legacy do you want to leave?

I’d challenge you to ask friends or family to honestly answer how they view your attitude in life as a whole.  Ask someone that lives with you, or spends a lot of time with you, what phrases do they hear you repeat?  This may just give you some real insight into who you are, today.

Want to change?  Change your thoughts.  Remember, Ms. Hay’s point on the above list is that these are just thoughts that can be changed.  There is hope!

What do you do and how do you treat someone you truly love, with all your heart, unconditionally?  I would challenge you to make out a list of those things that you would love to receive and DO them for yourself.  Show YOU that you are wonderful, loveable, infinite, deserving to receive every good thing life has to offer, FIRST!  THEN, and only then, give out by the same measure of love for others.

Learning to love and care for ourselves is the most important job we have to accomplish, because then, you actually have something to give out!  As the saying goes…you can’t give what you don’t have.

As you progress through these exercises, watch your mind/emotions change for the positive and how it will positively affect your physical body.  There is hope for healing our bodies through our minds.  If we believe we’re sick and diseased, we will be.  But, if we believe we are loving and healthy, we will be that, too!

Choose today, begin today!

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All is well!

MAP 12-2015 rev

Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

PS:  If you’d like to purchase Heal Your Body or You Can Heal Your Life click their links.  They are also available through our website at www.MaryAnnPack.com  then click on the Library page.  Scroll down to the book section of the page.  If you would like to email me, please do so at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.

 

 

 

7 Best Supplements for Healthy Children!

7 Best Supplements for Children

Our children’s health is so important in this age of fast food, preservatives, toxic chemicals, poor water quality and poor air quality.  When we can choose organically produced foods and natural whole foods for our family, of course, it is best, but what can we do for our children who are picky eaters or who may be on restrictive diets?  We must bolster their diet with whole-food supplements that will assist their little bodies to utilize the nutrients they are consuming and protect them against the onslaught of toxins in their environment.

We know that our nation’s farming soils are nutrient depleted, so we must compensate by supplementing each of our diet’s with quality products.  We need to provide our families with quality, pure water sources and do the best we can to afford organic and natural whole foods.

In our fast-paced society, too many of us eat out or don’t cook from scratch when we do eat at home.  This can cause some real health issues in our families that need our attention.  I would definitely encourage you to take responsibility for your family’s diet and direct them to more whole-foods that are naturally and organically grown.

Even when we only eat organic products, we can still be missing nutrients necessary for wellness.  That’s why some nutrients are referred to as essential.  Nutrients, such as essential fatty acids, are categorized as essential because our bodies do not produce these nutrients.  We must ingest these nutrients from our foods or through supplementation.

If you have been following me for any length of time, you know I am a loyal fan of Nature’s Sunshine Products.  NSP has been providing quality and value in their supplements and products since 1972!  I started with them when I suffered severe health issues and by 1993 decided to take my health and wellness into my own hands.  I sought out a health food store and it happened to be a retail NSP store.  I told the owner to fix me and using NSP saved my life—literally!  I experienced an improvement in my health in the first six days!  And, it has improved ever since.

I can honestly say, that at age 57 I am healthier now than I ever was in my mid-thirties when I started with NSP!  I feel good and don’t look 57.  Rarely do people get my age correct.  They always think I am younger than I am.  I’ll take that kind of wellness any day!!!

I’ve had over 22 years to try other, cheaper products and I always return to Nature’s Sunshine Products, because I don’t get the health benefits I’ve enjoyed with using NSP.  The quality just isn’t there.  NSP has the quality and value (especially when becoming a member and order directly online) that is so superior to any supplement company I have ever tried.

NSP knows the plants and animals/fish they use are of pure quality and without contamination, because they know their growers and producers.  Not many other companies can verify their product source back to the growers, themselves.  There have been many times over the years that NSP has announced that a particular source is contaminated and doesn’t meet their high standards of quality, so they refuse to produce those products.  Yet, other companies continue to produce supplements from the contaminated source!  I love and trust NSP’s integrity and quality assurance.

That being said, it’s time to move into the supplements that are very beneficial for our children.  Not only does NSP have specially designed children’s supplements, many of their other 600+ products are safe for children, too!!

In this post, we will discuss seven of the best supplements for helping children stay healthy all year long.  It is my goal to help you and your family live strong, healthy, vital lives that feel good for a life-time.  These supplements are not in any particular order.  Enjoy!

Sunshine Heroes Elderberry Immune (90 Soft Chews) – Stock No. 3347-8

Benefits:

  • Supports the immune system.
  • Supplies key immune-enhancing herbs and vitamins.
  • Has a delicious fruit flavor kids love.

How It Works:

Fall and winter months can be especially challenging for children. Their underdeveloped immune systems and picky diets often lack vitamins and nutrients. Sunshine Heroes Elderberry Immune soft chews provide key vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutrients that play essential roles in building and maintaining healthy immune function, including vitamin D and elderberry. Mounting evidence shows that in addition to supporting bone health, vitamin D is critical to the immune system. Vitamin D shortages are now being recognized as widespread in the United States, prompting health officials to plan an increase to the Recommended Daily Intakes for children and adults. Scientific evidence suggests that vitamin D offers a variety of benefits to the immune system, including enhancing innate immunity. In fact, vitamin D receptors are present on activated T- and B-lymphocytes, monocytes and macrophages—all important components of the immune system.

Elderberry fruit contains flavonoids—antioxidants that help support the immune system. Elderberry has been widely studied and found to boost the immune system. A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that people who received elderberry extract had significantly stronger immune system response compared to a placebo group.

Ingredients:

Vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc, sodium, elderberries extract, astragalus root, Echinacea purpurea root extract, reishi mushroom mycelium, maitake mushroom and the Sunshine Heroes Protector Shield blend.

Recommended Use:

Chew up to 2 soft chews per day as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.

COACH’S NOTE:  These are great when you notice your little one’s under the weather.  At the first signs of un-wellness, get them started on these.  Or, simply keep them on these yummy chews during the cold/flu season at school.  Prevention is so important to help our children make it through the year healthy and happy!

Sunshine Heroes Multiple Vitamin & Mineral (90 Soft Chews)Stock No. 3341-6

Benefits:

  • Provides 50–100% of the children’s RDA for 11 vitamins and minerals.
  • Contains a proprietary blend of whole foods, fruit juice concentrates and micro-nutrients.
  • Supplies antioxidants and phytochemical nutrients.
  • Ensures growing bodies get adequate amounts of vital nutrients.

How It Works:

Sunshine Heroes Multiple Vitamin & Mineral provides 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamins A, C, D3, E, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid and zinc. Pediatricians recommend a daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement for children who may not eat regular, well-balanced meals with lots of fresh, whole foods; picky eaters; children with high activity levels; children who eat a lot of fast food and processed foods; and children who eat dairy-free or other restricted diets. A multiple vitamin and mineral supplement is also recommended for children who may drink a lot of carbonated sodas, which can leach nutrients from the body.

Ingredients:

Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc, sodium and the Sunshine Heroes Protector Shield blend.

Recommended Use:

Chew up to 4 soft chews per day as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.

COACH’S NOTE:  If I were raising children now, this is where I would start.  I am a huge proponent of a solid foundation of nutrition.  Many times our body will make corrections on its own if given an excellent quality multiple vitamin and mineral supplement.  If you can afford only one supplement for your children—make it this one!  I start every client, adult or child, on a multiple vitamin and mineral.

Sunshine Heroes Calcium Plus D3 (90 Soft Chews)Stock No. 3343-1

Benefits:

  • Supports the structural system.
  • Provides 300 mg of calcium, equivalent to 8 oz. of milk.
  • Supports the health of bones and teeth.
  • Provides 75% of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new vitamin D3 guidelines.

How It Works:

Calcium is the most abundant mineral, and lifelong calcium intake is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Obtaining adequate calcium is especially important during childhood and adolescence, when bones grow and develop.

Each serving of Sunshine Heroes Calcium Plus D3 provides calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D, which work closely together to build strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D is well-known for its role in helping the body maintain healthy levels of calcium and phosphorus and for building and maintaining healthy bones. Calcium can only be absorbed by the body when vitamin D is present. Recent scientific evidence suggests that vitamin D also plays a vital part in maintaining innate immunity. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children should get daily. The new guidelines recommend at least 400 international units (IU) per day. But most children don’t get enough vitamin D. The AAP states that the best way to ensure that children receive adequate vitamin D is through supplementation.

Ingredients:

Vitamin D3, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and the Sunshine Heroes Protector Shield blend.

Recommended Use:

Chew up to 3 soft chews per day as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.

COACH’S NOTE:  Calcium and Vitamin D, together, are the powerhouse of building strong bones and teeth.  Our Standard American Diet (SAD) doesn’t cover enough nutrients—especially for children.

Sunshine Heroes Omega-3 Plus DHA (90 Soft Chews)Stock No. 3342-4

Benefits:

  • Supports the nervous and circulatory systems.
  • Provides essential building blocks for health and development.
  • May help enhance brain growth and development.
  • Supports the brain, eyes and central nervous system.

How It Works:

Sunshine Heroes Omega-3 with DHA is a uniquely formulated children’s supplement that provides omega-3 fatty acids. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are essential fatty acids found almost exclusively in fish that live in deep, cold water. These fatty acids are key building blocks in every cell in the body. DHA and EPA are recognized for their health benefits in all life stages and are essential components as the body grows and develops. DHA is critical for the optimal development and function of the brain, eyes and central nervous system during infancy and childhood. Further, DHA is a major structural fat in the brain and eyes, representing approximately 97% of all omega-3 fats in the brain and 93% of all omega-3 fats in the retina.

Ingredients:

Fish oil, DHA, EPA and the Sunshine Heroes Protector Shield blend.

Recommended Use:

Chew up to 4 soft chews per day as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.

COACH’S NOTE:  If your kiddos are having trouble with their eyes or brain-fog—get this product now!  Remember the essential nutrients that we require from food or supplements?  This is major!!  Our bodies do not make these oils—we have to ingest them from outside sources.  Excellent product for every day consumption.

Sunshine Heroes Whole Foods Papayazyme (90 Chewable Tablets)Stock No. 3345-3

Benefits:

  • Supports the digestive and immune systems.
  • Aids digestion and intestinal function.
  • Strengthens immune response.

How It Works:

Digestive enzymes are protein complexes that are essential for food digestion. They break down foods into nutrients that can be absorbed and used to build all body systems, including cells, tissues, organs, glands, hormones, etc. There are three main categories of digestive enzymes: proteolytic enzymes that digest protein, amylases for carbohydrate digestion and lipases to break down fat. Whole Foods Papayazyme combines pineapple and papaya fruits—whole food sources of digestive enzymes—and is fortified with additional digestive enzymes, including proteolytic amylase for healthy digestion of most food types. Whole Foods Papayazyme provides digestive enzymes at levels that are safe for chewing and gentle enough for children.

Ingredients:

Bromelain, alpha-amylase, papain, papaya fruit concentrate, pineapple fruit juice concentrate and the Sunshine Heroes Protector Shield blend.

Recommended Use:

Chew 1 tablet (children under 4) or 2 tablets (children over 4) before meals as a dietary supplement.

COACH’S NOTE:  Many children don’t produce enough enzymes for proper digestion.  Especially if your child is blood-type A, B or AB (primarily vegetarian food requirements/very low meat).  These blood-types simple don’t always make enough enzymes and will suffer more tummy upset after eating.  Blood-type O tends to fair better with digestion, but will still benefit if they are gassy because they are eating too many carbs and dairy, and not enough veggies.  Watch for another blog post regarding eating for your blood-type.  Most of us need a food enzyme when eating a large meal.

Probiotic Power (90 Chewable Tablets) – Stock No. 3346-7

Benefits:

  • Supports the digestive and intestinal systems.
  • Aids digestion and intestinal function.
  • Strengthens immune response.

How It Works:

The human body relies on a healthy level of probiotics for numerous functions, including metabolizing foods, absorbing nutrients and maintaining a proper balance of intestinal flora. Probiotic microbes have a symbiotic relationship with their human hosts—both the probiotics and the humans benefit from their relationship. It is estimated that over 400 different types of normal flora inhabit the human gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Studies have shown that children age 1 to 6 years old who attended day care centers and were given milk containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus missed fewer days of day care than children not receiving the probiotic. Studies have also shown that a healthy intestinal bacterial colonization may reduce the risk of food allergies in infants. Researchers have also found that probiotics aid digestion. Each chewable tablet of Sunshine Heroes Probiotic Power contains 1 billion friendly cultures from 11 strains of probiotics.

Ingredients:

Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus casei, Streptcoccus thermophilus and the Sunshine Heroes Protector Shield blend.

Recommended Use:

Chew 1 to 2 tablets daily as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.

COACH’S NOTE:  If your little one is suffering with bloat, gas, or difficulty with having a bowel movement every day, you should consider using this probiotic.  Or, if they are sick a lot.  Most of our immune system is in the gut and if the flora is out of balance because of poor diet, picky eater or antibiotic use, this probiotic powerhouse is a must!  When our intestinal flora gets out of balance our whole system will have difficulty utilizing the nutrients we ingest.  This supplement is paramount after a round of antibiotics.  A healthy child makes for a happier family!

Sunshine Brite Toothpaste (3.5 oz. tube) – Stock No. 2851-6

Benefits:

  • Is all natural, with no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.
  • Contains no fluoride.
  • Has superior cleaning ability.
  • Has a refreshing mint tingle flavor.

How It Works:

Sunshine Brite Toothpaste features hydrated silica powder, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate to help remove stains and polish teeth without damaging tooth enamel. Sunshine Brite also contains soothing aloe vera gel, goldenseal, myrrh, Icelandic moss, astragalus, green tea and elderberry for natural oral health care. Sunshine Brite is naturally flavored with real mint. It contains no fluoride, which can be dangerous to children. Enjoy its fresh Mint Tingle sensation as you brush.

Ingredients:

Sorbitol, hydrated silica, deionized water, glycerin, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, natural mint flavors, stevia, sodium hydroxide solution, cellulose gum, carageenan, corn oils unsaponifiables, Astragalus sinicus extract, myrrh gum resin, goldenseal root extract, Iceland moss extract, green tea leaf extract, elderberry fruit extract and Aloe barbadensis.

Recommended Use:

Brush teeth at least twice daily after meals. See your dentist regularly. For maximum gum health, let toothpaste foam remain in the mouth for one minute before rinsing.

COACH’S NOTE:  This isn’t a supplement, per se, but normal toothpaste can be a chemical sh*tstorm!  Little ones can be exposed to horrible chemicals that are so toxic to their little developing bodies straight from their toothpaste.  As parents, we know much of the bubbles from toothpaste get swallowed, so why not let them be safe and non-toxic?  Sunshine Brite Toothpaste is healing to gums and teeth.  A healthy mouth is a happy mouth!  And, parents can relax, knowing there are no toxic chemicals in their child’s toothpaste!

THE BONUS ROUND!

I know I said I would only talk about supplements, but I actually have two other things to mention here.

  • Pure water is essential to good health. If you are concerned about your family’s water quality, please contact me directly or visit my website, MaryAnnPack.com, for information on the British Berkefeld water purification systems.  My family and I have used these, and only these, water purifiers since 1999.  Go to the Wellness tab and scroll down to the picture of the British Berkefeld, under it is a link to a FAQ page or simply click here.
  • Well-being is our natural state! I cannot write a post about wellness without the most important component, in my opinion.  You and your family’s alignment with your Inner Being/Source Energy.  If you are not feeling good and happy most of the time, you are out of energy balance with your Source.  As I stated at the beginning of this section—our natural state is that of well-being.  Well-being is constantly flowing all around us and to us, but it is us who decide whether or not we allow it to flow through  us.  Make feeling good your priority.  The only way to do that is to think positive thoughts.  If you have a negative home with unhappy children or a home with a lot of sickness, you are out of balance with Source.  Everything we experience is attracted to us by invitation from our dominant thought patterns.  It is our choice to live happily ever after with entire well-being!  I have plenty of other posts that give instructions as to alignment with Source.  Another great source is my mentor, Abraham-Hicks.

Here’s to a happy, healthy life!  I love y’all and hope to hear from you soon!

All is Well!

If you enjoyed this blog post, please like, comment and share!  Thanks in advance!!

MAP 12-2015 rev

Mary Ann Pack, YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

PS:  Please don’t wait until your children get sick or their health is compromised to learn how to use supplements.  I am always available by phone (903) 227-0273 and by email at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.  I’d be happy to give you a complimentary consultation for you and your little ones!  Let’s get your appointment scheduled today!