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Thermojetics Instant Herbal Beverage You know, I’ve been using Herbalife products everyday for over 3 years and I have just become accustomed to how I feel and it’s “normal” for me.

So a catastrophe happened this week. I placed my order for my personal products last week (BEFORE I was due to run out of  two of the items I use most – my shake and Thermo).

Long story short – there was a techincal hitch with the ordering system and as I hadn’t realised there was no order confirmation email, my order was lost to the ether without me chasing it up. So I finally realised and placed the order on Friday but it meant………… I RAN OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

I snacked more over the weekend than I have since I was first breastfeeding and needed small meals all the time! I had noticeably less energy than normal and strangely I felt both uncomfortably bloated AND less full without my usual Breakfast Shake to start the day. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when the doorbell rang yesterday and the courier was standing there with my delivery (not bad – ordered Friday and it arrived Monday morning from Holland!).

So this morning I started the day with my favourite – a hot Thermo with a teaspoon of honey (local, of course) and I can totally feel the difference already! Look out housework – here I come!!!!!!!

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In the mood for something different? How about a Chai Tea Latte Shake?

You will need:

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend thoroughly until the ice cubes are completely crushed.

Enjoy!

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Folic acid should be added to bread on a mandatory basis, the Food Standards Agency has advised government. It says the move could cut the number of babies being born with spina bifida by nearly two thirds, as the vitamin plays a key role in foetal development. Women are advised to take supplements before becoming pregnant, but many do not do so, or take them too late.

Research has linked folic acid to a raised cancer risk, but the FSA said the evidence was not convincing. The US and Canada started fortification of bread flour in the late 1990s, and some of the subsequent research has pointed to an increase in cases of bowel cancer. However the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, which advises the FSA, said this evidence was insubstantial and that any increase in cases could be down to improved screening. It did, however, recommend that those deemed to be at greater risk of colon cancer should receive precautionary advice on taking extra supplements containing folic acid, and that the situation should be monitored.

Unplanned pregnancies

Last month there were calls for all Scottish women to take folic acid – even those not planning a family – after 15 babies were born with the condition since the start of the year.

Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate, a B vitamin found in a wide variety of foods including liver and green leafy vegetables. The body cannot store it, so it must be ingested daily via supplements or folate-rich foods. The vitamin is known to prevent neural tube defects in foetuses, but many women do not take it – in part because pregnancies are often unplanned and can go unnoticed for many weeks.

As well as cutting the incidence of spina bifida, latest research from Canada also suggests it can reduce the risk of congenital heart problems in babies. But while cereal has long been fortified, suggestions that bread should be supplemented have been rejected by those who argue it is tantamount to mass medication. The FSA’s advice has been sent to the UK’s chief medical officer – Sir Liam Donaldson, who is known to be an advocate of fortification. Legislation would be needed however for the move to go ahead.

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “We will now consider their recommendation for the introduction of mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid alongside controls on voluntary fortification.”

You can read the article on the BBC website here – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8315836.stm

For more information on the Herbalife products containing Folic Acid, please contact us or visit our online store to browse the full product range.

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In the spirit of recycling, here is a reminder of a previous Easter post….

Many of our clients, and countless other people, are well into a new year healthy eating or Weight Management plan or may just be starting a programme in time for summer. The Easter weekend is probably second only to Christmas in being a difficult time to stick to any sort of healthy diet.

Here are a few tips to getting through the Easter weekend:

  • Chocolate is high in fat (and therefore very calorie-dense) and nutritionally poor – it will seriously impact your weight loss progress if you are not EXTREMELY careful!!! While no chocolate eggs are a “healthy” or “diet” option, it is true that some are less fattening than others. This link will show you the calorie details of some of the most common eggs: Easter egg calorie counter.
  • If someone does give you chocolate, and you can’t bear to pass it on, why not keep it in the fridge and eat a little of it over a number of days or weeks. If you have a little of this instead of a pudding after your main meal it will have less impact on your weight loss.
  • Rather than eating chocolate eggs with your children, why not take the traditional approach and decorate fresh eggs! Much less fattening and a great source of protein (egg protein is of high biological value as it contains all the essential amino acids needed by the human body) and an average of only 78 calories per medium egg.
  • Once you’ve painted the eggs, have an Easter Egg Hunt to get outside in the fresh air and get moving! This is such great fun for all ages, and much better for you than sitting in front of the TV eating chocolate!

If you are following one of our Herbalife Programmes, here are some extra tips:

  • Have a chocolate shake!!! If you don’t have any Chocolate Formula 1, or don’t have time to pick any up from me, try a spoon of low calorie hot chocolate powder in a Vanilla shake
  • The Chocolate Peanut Protein bars are seriously YUMMMMMY – why not ask for some instead of chocolate eggs! They are high in heart-healthy soy protein, nutrient dense, and provide great nutrition for in-between-meals!
  • Make sure you use your products as directed – if you don’t have the correct nutrition levels, you’ll feel hungry and more inclined to “cheat”
  • Thermojetics Green Tea Boost and Thermo Complete will help you to control any cravings – if you are not already using these products, contact me to arrange to get some!

Whatever you do, and whether you celebrate Easter or not, I hope you have a lovely long weekend with your families and loved ones!

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thiamin1Doses of vitamin B1 (Thiamin) can reverse early kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, research shows. The team from Warwick University tested the effect of vitamin B1, which is found in meat, yeast and grain, on 40 patients from Pakistan.

The treatment stopped the loss of a key protein in the urine, the journal Diabetologia reports. Charity Diabetes UK called the results “very promising” – but said it was too early for any firm conclusions.

You can see the full report via BBC NEWS | Health | Thiamine ‘reverses kidney damage’.

Because it is water soluble, Vitamin B1 is not stored in the body and must be supplied daily.

Good sources of Vitamin B1 include:

  • chickpeas
  • beans
  • lentils
  • brown rice
  • lean pork
  • peas

Whilst it’s too soon to say that supplementation should be used in an attempt to reduce kidney complications at this stage, existing SK Nutrition clients may like to note that Thiamin (B1) is present in the Core Nutrition products, Herbalife Formula 1 & Formula 2 that form the basis of our Weight Management, Healthy Breakfast and Energy & Fitness programmes.

A list of the vitamins and minerals in Formula 2, and what they do in your body can be found by clicking on the FAQs tab at the top of this page.

For more information on improving your health and well-being through optimum nutrition and an active lifestyle, visit our website:

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Professor David Heber, Ph.D.Taken from “Protein 101” by Dr David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.

It seems everywhere we look someone is promoting a new diet that praises the power of protein. But whether you want to lose or gain weight, or maintain your current weight, the importance of protein goes far beyond physical appearance and muscle building.

A necessity for every BODY

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. Protein is stored in muscles and organs, and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Protein also makes it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that our daily protein requirements should be 10 percent to 35 percent of our total caloric intake, with men needing slightly more than women. A lack of protein can cause loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, as well as weakening of the heart and respiratory system. (more…)

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This article has been removed due to restrictions on what can be said about product use in pregnancy.

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