Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas asks are your vitamin supplements safe?

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas asks are your vitamin supplements safe?

In November, 2011, the FDA filed a permanent injunction against the manufacturer of vitamin supplements in Pennsylvania.

It seems the company had been in violation of the cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice.)  The company had been sited with two warning letters in 2004, one for labeling and/or promoting a dietary supplement that contained androstenedione as an ingredient, and the second for dietary supplements that are labeled to contain materials that are sources of ephedrine alkaloids.

In 2006, US marshals seized the company’s Lipodrene dietary supplements said to contain ephedrine alkaloids.  The company also failed to report serious, adverse events associated with their products. One individual who consumed their products reported high blood pressure spikes, hospitalization and a mild heart attack.  Just because a product is well advertised and marketed does not mean it is safe.

Users of Shaklee products, the company I proudly represent, can rest assured that each and every one of our products goes through a thorough testing regimen before it goes to market availability.  In fact, the average time span from idea to production for marketing is about 2 years for Shaklee products.

  • Shaklee makes sure the product is safe and that it works. Period.
  • Shaklee has never had a product removed from production because of safety issues.
  • Shaklee runs over 100,000 tests each year to maintain the safety and efficacy of our products.

Can you find another dietary supplement company who does that?  The next time you think to buy vitamin supplements, be certain you know that each and every ingredient in the product is safe and is delivered in safe amounts.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214   252   9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas talks about healthy eating habits.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas talks about healthy eating habits.

Many of us have developed unhealthy eating habits over the years and we may not even be aware of them.  We may be eating too fast or eating may have become an unconscious thing that we do.  Besides the choices of foods we make, let’s look at some ways to actually eat our food that will help us to get more enjoyment from it, but better still, to have better digestion and absorption of our food.

If you are eating too fast, try these tips:

  • Use a timer to take at least 20 minutes to eat. Chew thoroughly.
  • Put down your fork between each bite. Savor each bite.
  • Take small sips of water between each bite.  After swallowing the food, please.
  • Use chopsticks (especially if you’re not good at it).
  • Create some type of a delay – get up from the table midway through your meal.

Other ways to establish more conscious eating habits are:

  • Only eat sitting down in the kitchen or designated eating area. Relax with your meal.
  • Always leave a small amount of food on your plate.
  • Chew slowly and thoroughly.  Digestion starts with the enzymes in your mouth.
  • Drink water with your meal.  Avoid alcohol which competes for digestion.
  • Use a smaller plate. This makes your portion sizes look bigger than they are.
  • Limit other activities while eating (e.g., watching TV). Again, concentrate on the food.
  • Brush your teeth immediately after to finalize your eating.Plus, it’s just good hygiene.
  • Do not eat within three hours of bedtime. No nightmares, please.
  • Continually ask yourself if you are truly hungry. Listen to your body.
  • Do not skip meals.  Keep your system functioning and avoid the ravaging hunger later.

Put some thought into your eating habits.  Make small changes, one at a time.  The compound effect of one small change over time is great.

If you are concerned about how much food you are eating and want to reduce your weight, check out the Cinch Inch Reduction Plan from Shaklee.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy and at the appropriate weight without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.770.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas shares the dangers of stress.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas shares the dangers of stress.

Most every one of us has stated at one time or another that we are stressed.It can even become a mantra that we say just out of habit. We live our daily lives and things do not always go our way.Too many things come our way at once.We just don’t cope with our everyday lives very well.Emotional events and situations begin to get the best of us and our bodies react.

There are times of good stress, like an upcoming wedding and there is happy stress.There is also the beneficial stress of physical activity.But in general, we Americans harbor the detrimental stresses of life without taking steps to alleviate it, allowing the ill effects to cause dysfunctions in our bodies.

Did you know that stress can make you fat?It is true.During periods of stress, the body produces a hormone called cortisol.Cortisol helps to regulation metabolic processes, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it can also be suppressive to the immune system.

When there is an overproduction of cortisol, the metabolism is affected in a negative way, causing the body to store more fat cells, particularly in the midsection of the body.How many highly stressed executives have you noticed have a large, protruding belly?

The other thing about stressed people is that they often have poor eating habits.Long days with hurried activities and looming deadlines don’t predispose one to taking time for a nice, relaxing, rejuvenating lunch. Breakfast is often eaten on the run in a dash to get the day started.Then there are dinners with clients and business associates.These are generally not the light, nutritious meals that will allow one to sleep well.

It is important to manage stress in order to keep the body working at its best as long as possible.Some things to help curtail the effects of stress are to get more exercise, like taking the stairs or going for a short walk.Get a massage from a professional massage therapist.Eat more sensibly and make sure you get protein in the morning.If you feel that you need something to help calm you down a bit, try Shaklee’s all natural Stress Relief Complex.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallasis about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.871.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers discusses colds and the flu

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers discusses the difference between a cold and the flu.

A flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.These viruses can cause anything from mild to severe illnesses and can even lead to death.Between 5 and 20 percent of the people living in the United States will get the flu in any year. Generally the flu is not serious enough for hospitalization, but because of this and the possibility of death, the flu is not something to take lightly.Some areas of the population are at greater risk than others of getting the flu.The most common symptoms are fever and chills, headache, extreme fatigue, dry cough, sore throat and muscle aches.Nausea vomiting and diarrhea can also occur, but are most likely in children than adults. The ordinary flu can lead to complications, including bacterial pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration and worsening of current medical conditions like congestive heart problems, asthma and diabetes.

Flu viruses are thought to be spread person to person through air droplets from coughing or sneezing and also from touching something infected and then touching your hand to your eyes, nose or mouth.Adults can spread the condition about one day before they experience symptoms and are infectious up to 7 days after becoming sick.Symptoms may not arise until between one and four days after you have been infected, so the possibility is there that you will infect others before you are even aware that you are sick.The Centers for Disease Control recommends that you stay home at least one full day after your fever is gone. Children may pass on the virus for longer than 7 days.

There are at least 200 different viruses that cause symptoms that are associated with the common cold.They are known as rhinoviruses.These are most active in the early fall, springand summer months.Corona viruses also bring on the common cold and they are more active in the winter and early spring.There are about 1 billion colds in the U.S. each year.Adults experience on average 2 to 4 colds each year, whereas children are effected 6 to 10 times each year.Nearly 22 million school days are missed because of the common cold.

With all these incidences of colds and flu going around, one must take every precaution available to avoid getting a flu or cold. In a subsequent post, I will discuss preventative measures.One thing is to boost your diet with immune-supportive supplements.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics.Call 214.871.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Dallas Health Expert offers tips for a safe and happy summer.

Dallas Health Expert offers tips for a safe and happy summer. There are precautions that one can take to avoid discomfort and damage during the hot, sunny days ahead. Some of the ways to ensure healthy skin from the inside out include simple practices anyone can do.

Be aware that the sun’s ultra violet rays are the strongest during the mid day hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Try to schedule your outdoor activities before or after this timeframe.  Even on an overcast day, 80% the sun’s UV rays can still penetrate the clouds.  You can still get burned.

Cover as much of your body as possible with protective clothing.  Wear a wide brimmed hat to cover your hair and head.  The more protection you have the better off your skin will be.

Sunglasses help deflect the sun’s UV rays from sand, water, and other surfaces. Always wear sungalsses.  They help to lower your risk of cataracts and other eye conditions. And you won’t have to squint, which can bring on more wrinkling of the skin.

Many people seem to think of sunscreen only when going to the pool or beach. Not a good plan.  Any activity in the great outdoors can be a source of sunburn and skin damage.  Some of the sunbelt states like Oklahoma have a lower incidence of skin cancers because of advertising campaigns encouraging the use of sunscreens.  Slather on a liberal amount of sunscreen evenly on all exposed areas of the skin—and remember your lips, nose, ears, neck, hands, feet, and head (if necessary). Apply your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going out into the sun and think to re-apply every two hours, especially after swimming or exercising.Â

Make sure you get plenty of antioxidants.  What’s the big deal? Environmental assaults such as sunlight, pollution, stress, and even normal metabolism produce free radicals in our bodies, that can damage cells, alter DNA, and cause skin to age prematurely. Phytonutrients such as carotenoids and flavonoids—antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and plants—combat these free radicals and protect your body against cellular damage. So be sure to include lots of antioxidants in your diet. Your skin—and your overall health—will thank you.   Â

Dallas Health Helpers has been in the health and wellness industry for 26 years.  We are located in Uptown Dallas, but our efforts reach nationwide audiences.