Wellness

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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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

Wellness

NSP Vitamin D3 – Product Highlight

Vitamin D3 (60 Tabs)

Stock No. 1155-1

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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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

Wellness

Vitamin B-Complex – Product Highlight

 

Vitamin B-Complex (100 Caps)

Stock No. 1778-9

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)

Stock No. 238-2

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

Wellness

Food Enzymes – Product Highlight

Food Enzymes (120 Caps)

Stock No. 1836-9

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

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

Wellness

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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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach

 

Wellness

Tiao He Cleanse

Tiao He Cleanse (15 Day)

Stock No. 3050-5

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

YOUR Life and Wellness Coach