New eBook: Thriving Beyond Autoimmune

Our natural state is that of well-being! I whole-heartedly believe this. Our body’s health condition is dependent upon so many factors. Primarily, though, our body’s health condition has simply responded to the vibration of our thoughts and emotions.

Of course, there are other secondary factors like the environment, our lifestyle choices, our diets, and our genetics. As a whole being–body, mind, spirit–we need to address every area of life to achieve our well-being.

I wrote this ebook to bring you to hope when you feel hopeless. I see you. I hear you. I am with you. I was in a place very much like what you may be experiencing.

This ebook will be a bit different from other books. It is written directly to you–as if I’m speaking with you sitting in my office. This is not a book full of information only. Of course, it contains information but it, also, contains my heart, knowledge, wisdom, and compassion.

I’ve spent the last 26 years researching and learning about wellness. It has been my joy to see others respond to their own transformation in creating a healthy, vibrant life! I hope you enjoy the following excerpt from my ebook!

At the end, I have a complimentary offer for you. Let’s take a peek inside my book!

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Do you resonate with any of these situations?

  • You just don’t feel good.
  • You are feeling pain, muscle aches, and joint stiffness that brings you to tears.
  • You can’t think clearly and feel like your brain is in a fog. Sometimes, it feels like your brain is crawling!
  • You can’t sit still and you’re filled with anxiety, yet you’re so exhausted and fatigued you just want to sleep.
  • You feel like there are times you could just come out of your skin. Like you’re going to explode.
  • Your attention span seems to be getting shorter and you can’t focus.
  • You’re missing activities with family and friends because you just don’t feel good.
  • You don’t look sick, so others just don’t understand how bad you feel.
  • Your hair is thinning and may be brittle, along with your nails.
  • You’ve gained or lost weight that is unexplained.
  • Your relationships are getting strained. Your partner or kids don’t understand why you’re sick all the time. There’s beginning to be friction in your relationships.
  • Your symptoms seem like phantoms that come and go when you’re not expecting it. One day is good and then you crash!
  • You question if you’re going crazy because the doctor says your blood work looks fine.
  • With your diagnosis, the doctor says it’s incurable and you’ll just have to learn to live with it which feels like a painfully slow, but sure, death sentence.
  • You feel like no one is hearing you. No one understands how you’re feeling.
  • You’re too young for this! You’re scared of what the future holds if you take the toxic drugs prescribed. Will you get addicted to the pain pills?
  • You’re feeling depressed and disempowered, questioning your options.
  • Considering a financial crisis compounds your stress level when you worry if you’ll be able to continue working.
  • You feel so freaking irritable and cranky, on-edge, and there’s just too much stress!
  • You may be asking, Why me? Why now? How in the world did I get this?
  • Your biggest question may be, What do I do now?!

If you printed out this document, how many boxes did you check that sounded like your experience? Even if you didn’t print it out, were you saying, YES! That’s me! over and over, again?

Rest assured, I hear you loud and clear, and understand exactly what you’re going through! I lived this life for years. I know your heartaches. I’m with you! I know and understand completely!

By the end of this ebook, you will have a better understanding of what autoimmune conditions are and what options you have to thrive after your diagnosis. You will have a clear direction of the next step in allowing healing, naturally, to your body, mind, and spirit.

Hey! I’m Mary Ann Pack, Your Holistic Coach

If we haven’t met, allow me to introduce myself to you and you will understand why I created this ebook with you in mind. I am passionate about guiding people through their autoimmune conditions because I was right there for many, many years. Been there, done that, have the scars! So, I completely understand your frustration and suffering.

I’m not the latest health guru! I’m not a health freak. I’m not here to claim that I have all the answers and everyone must follow me! I know where I came from and the joy I experienced as I got through it all.

I’m simply here because I care about others who are hurting and who want a better life!

I’m a woman, wife, mother, and grandmother who used to be really sick and miserable. Coming out on the other side into well-being and joy allows me to guide you into your own healthy vitality and enjoyable life experience. I want to guide you into creating a new story for your life!

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I know some of you are screaming at the screen–Yes! That’s me! That’s how I’ve been feeling!

You are certainly not alone. With over 53,000,000 Americans suffering from autoimmune disease, there are many more that go undiagnosed each year. They are suffering in silence because no one seems to hear them.

Well, I hear you!

I’ve felt that pain, had those tests, taken those drugs, and suffered through those surgeries. Fortunately, that is my old story!

I have a new story and I share it in the ebook. A new story of dynamic thriving!

If you’d like to read more, please CLICK HERE to download your FREE copy of Thriving Beyond Autoimmune!

If this post resonated closely with your current experience and you know that you’re ready to pursue your own wellness journey, I’d like to offer you a complimentary Discover My Well-Being Call with me. On this call, we will discover what you really want. What kind of life experience would make your heart sing? What would your health look like if you could have anything you wanted? How would vitality support your goals? What could you achieve if you were in better health and had a clear mindset?

This call is valued at $197, but I want to give it to you today! Visit my calendar at https://maryannpack.as.me/ and select a time that is convenient for you. You’ll receive a confirmation when you complete your information. Go, now, and schedule your personal conversation with me!

To you joyous wellness journey,

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Holistic Life & Wellness Coach

 

 

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Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Every major civilization in history has recognized hemp as #1 on its list of important plants. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks and Romans all revered hemp as an incomparable source of food and medicine. Now modern science is validating what the ancients all knew — and uncovering exciting new discoveries about hemp and the Endocannabinoid System.

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We are hard-wired with a system of cannabinoid receptors throughout our brains and bodies. When these receptors are activated, they enable two-way communication between body systems; something previously thought to be impossible.

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So what does it mean to literally have a cannabinoid system inside the body? It means that we were designed to regularly supply our ECS with the nutrients it was designed for, in support of vital communications between the control centers of the body and every other system.

However, due to the governmental regulation of hemp and cannabis over the last 80 years, most humans living today have gone their entire lives without feeding their bodies these raw materials.

Imagine a large orchestra, and the members being made to play their instruments while blindfolded. They can’t see the conductor and they can’t read the music. Sometimes they get it right, but most of the time it’s a mess. This is your body without the nutrients provided by hemp. Bringing the body back into harmony could be as simple as replacing this lost nutrition.

Why No One Has Ever Died from Hemp

There is one place in the body where there is no endocannabinoid system and no cannabinoid receptors – the brain stem. The brain stem is the control center for the heart and breathing. This means that it is not possible for cannabinoids to overwhelm those systems and cause them to shut down. This is why, in more than 4,000 years, no one has ever died from consuming hemp.

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The original article may be read here: https://elixinol.com/education/the-endocannabinoid-system/

COACH’S NOTES:

The endocannabinoid system in our bodies are for the purpose of homeostasis–bringing our bodies back into balance. When we are out of balance we can begin feeling the effects of dis-ease (an uneasiness in the body, an imbalance). Many times, this imbalance is the effect of nutrient deficiencies.

Having been unable to feed our bodies from the hemp plant for the last 80 years in the USA, there are millions of people who may be suffering from deficiency at their cannabinoid receptor sites. The commuication highway has broken down and is in need of repair. If you are suffering any of the following health issues, you may be deficient in cannabinoids provided by the hemp plant that has recently been freed by the Farm Bill.

Here are a few of the health issues that may respond well to the use of cannabinoids (CBD):

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Workout recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Pain, Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • PTSD
  • Migraines
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Crohn’s
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

When our body’s ECS is offered the proper nutrients from hemp, it may assist our natural restoration of homeostasis. Our body stops fighting itself and balance can be restored easily and quickly.

There are no known toxicity levels for taking cannabinoids from hemp. Because there are no cannabinoid receptors in the brain stem, which controls the heart and breathing, they cannot be adversely affected by the use of hemp.

With zero-to-minute amounts of THC, there is no risk of getting “high” because there is no pyschoactive components (THC) in industrial hemp grown specifically for high CBD and zero-low THC.

Through my office, I provide clients and customers the best CBD Hemp Oil in the industry from Elixinol™.

Choose from many different delivery systems of full-spectrum (whole-plant) hemp:

  • Tinctures
  • Exact delivery pen
  • Drops
  • Liposomes
  • Capsules
  • Skin balms
  • Lip balms
  • Seeds
  • Even pet treats for your furry family member!
  • Coming in January 2019 is their Sativa skincare line!!!

Elixinol’s™ quality and value are second to none!

Elixinol™ uses as much of the plant that is vital, so you can trust that you are receiving a full-spectrum hemp oil, not isolates that so many companies produce. Elixinol’s™ extraction method is a solvent-free Super Critical Fluid Extraction (CO2). In other words, it is a cold process where no heat can damage the oils, nor do they use toxic solvents. This is so important when choosing a hemp oil company.

They also utilize third party laboratory testing to insure that every batch is pure providing certificates of analysis for every batch. Their transparency and integrity are top in the industry.

All of these qualities were important to me as I researched and chose the company to provide hemp oil products for you, my clients and customers! I love that these products are safe for our children, too!

Personally, I use the liquid Respira in GrapeMint orally and by vaping, the capsules, the liposomes, and my favorite is the Hemp Balm for any skin issues. Each delivery system has its benefits. This photo is of a few on display in my office.

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If you are wondering if hemp oil could help you, it is best to make an appointment to discuss your holistic coaching plan. Many times, there are other deficiencies in your diet, as well, that can be adjusted before beginning supplementation.

Many of my clients and customers are long-distance so we have our appointments via phone or Zoom and their supplements are shipped to them. My online store is still under construction at the moment, so be sure and watch my website for details. You are welcome to call (903) 227-0273 (please leave a detailed message) or contact me via email at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com

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To your joyous well-being,

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Mary Ann Pack

PS: This is the best time to begin your journey to wellness at the beginning of 2019!! Call (903) 227-0273 (please leave a message for a return call) or email questions to maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com, today!!

 

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or disease. It is your responsibility to seek professional medical advice from your primary physician. You are solely responsible for any outcome you may receive from your use of any products.

 

 

Elixinol Cannabidiol CBD

If you are considering the use of a CBD product, please watch this video.

Elixinol provides the CBD products that I use with my clients. Excellent quality of full-spectrum plant tinctures, capsules, liposomal, balms, and even products for your pets!

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To your joyous well-being,

Mary Ann Pack

Healing vs. Well-Being–Is There a Difference?

When we think about it, we all want the best health we can possibly experience.  We want strong, vibrant health.  We want to enjoy a long life full of vitality and agility for as long as possible.  But we see people aging or we have health issues of our own.

Does it really matter if we think about wanting healing or well-being?  Aren’t they basically the same thing, vibrationally?

Actually, healing and well-being are from two different perspectives. As such, they are two different vibrational offerings. Healing is acknowledging something is wrong in our body and seeking well-being is acknowledging the things that are going right in our body.

Healing is from the perspective that there is something wrong with us.  Either we did something wrong and caused this problem or we think someone did something to us that caused this health issue in our body.  Maybe we were exposed to disease or a company produced some chemical that was toxic enough to harm our body when we used the product.

At any rate, healing is from the perspective that something is wrong.  And, we want to fix it, NOW!  Whether we choose to see a doctor or use some form of natural healing process, we want to fix what’s broken. It is a problem-focused perspective. There may be some complaining attached to this perspective. Any amount of complaining brings resistance to what you want. This perspective would create a lower vibrational quality.

When we are asking for well-being, it is acknowledging it is our birthright to be well, to live well, to enjoy optimal well-being. If you are focusing on your well-being, you tend to be focusing on what’s going right. How good you feel. How wonderfully your body is functioning. You are appreciating the fact that your body operates seamlessly without your full focus for so many functions. Your attention is not required to digest your food, to breathe, to circulate your blood, and so much more!

There could be something not quite function correctly, some pain, something off-balance in your body, but you still appreciate what is working in your body. In well-being, you are more solution-oriented rather than focused on the problem or what’s wrong with your body. Your focus is on appreciating the service your body is providing for you in this life. This perspective will have less resistance because you are focusing on appreciation which contains no resistance.

Seeking healing or seeking well-being have a variance in vibrational quality. And, that vibratioal variance may be holding you apart from experiencing your well-being fully.

So, what can you do to increase your well-being?

  • Begin looking for the things that are going right in your body.
  • Appreciate that you don’t have to micromanage a multitude of functions in your body.
  • Appreciate the service your body is providing you in this life.
  • Take your body for a walk in nature, if possible.
  • Provide good whole foods, plenty of fresh pure water, and whatever herbals and nutritional supplements that would support your body’s well-being.
  • Acknowledge and appreciate that well-being is your birthright. Well-being is our natural state. When we get our thinking towards appreciating our well-being, our body will respond in kind.
  • Stop complaining–not just about your body, but throughout all of life. If you are complaining about your aches, pains, or illness–you were complaining long before about other things. Complaining always brings about more things to complain about!
  • Daily, write lists of things you appreciate. Once you practice and hold the vibration of appreciation, your body will feel the shift and bring you more reasons to appreciate your body!
  • Focus on what you do want (well-being) and less about what you don’t want (sickly body).

Begin, today, to appreciate how well your body is serving you. Appreciate the moments you do feel good. Appreciate all the parts that are functioning well. Your body will love you for it!

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

All is Well!!

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Mary Ann Pack

PS: If you would like help in focusing on your well-being rather than looking for what’s wrong with your body, please feel free to contact me via email at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.  My life and wellness coaching is customized to your individual requirements. Remember, your natural state is that of well-being!!

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.

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

All is Well!

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

NSP Vitamin D3 – Product Highlight

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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

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

Vitamin B-Complex – Product Highlight

 

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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!

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

All is Well!!

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

NSP Curcumin BP – Product Highlight

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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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All is Well!!

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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!!

MAP 12-2015 rev

Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

NSP Super Trio – Product Highlight

Super Trio (60 Packets)

Stock No. 222-7

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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All is Well!!

MAP 12-2015 rev

Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach