March Special Product Spotlight- Seasonal Support

As the snow starts to melt and the flowers begin to bloom, many will enjoy warmer temperatures while others begin to combat symptoms associated with increased pollen levels and other allergens in the air. Be sure to take advantage of this month’s featured products all designed to support seasonal discomfort.

Seasonal Clear is formulated to support the lymphatic system while encouraging a healthy environment to facilitate optimal respiratory flora. This unique formula is designed to help maintain a normal respiratory tract during times of compromise and to promote a healthy histamine response while keeping histamine levels in the normal range.

Kinder Clear is designed to help maintain normal respiratory tract well-being and promotes healthy mucosal tissue and flow. This special formula encourages a healthy respiratory environment to maintain normal respiratory flora and it’s great for those unable to swallow capsules or tablets!

Megaflavonoid 2000 is a high dosage bioflavonoid combination, designed to support the body’s natural maintenance of healthy tissues and capillaries and promote a healthy inflammatory response to exercise!

These seasonal products are 20% off on our Website using promo-code “seasonal” through 3/31/2019. Purchase discount is valid for up to 12 bottles.

This special purchase cannot be combined with other offers (such as a percentage off for a show special) and is not available to distributors.
It can be combined with our premium specials.
Offer is valid March 1st – 31st 2019.

Also, be entered to win a $100 gift certificate by commenting below or sharing this special on Facebook here!

 

Cherries and summer go hand and hand…

Hello everyone!

Strawberries ripening on the vine.

Summer has finally arrived and many of us have brushed off the moss (at least for us, Pacific North Westerners) strawberries are ripening and the cherry trees are teaming with growing cherries.

Cherries ripening on a branch.

 

I love cherries I try every year to beat the birds to our trees and make at least one cherry pie for my husband, but the race is on again. I check every morning to see if they are ready.  (I will include my cherry pie recipe at the end of this post for those who’d like to try it)!

Cherries and summer go hand and hand, did you know that cherries naturally reduce levels of uric acid in the body?1,2

Uric acid is a naturally occurring acid in the body but when it is present in high-levels it can contribute to the painful temporary deposits on joint surfaces.

These deposits can be brought about by a variety of factors, one of which is an abrupt temporary rise in serum uric acid levels. This in turn can be secondary to several environmental issues that are part of our summer fun; travel, especially air travel, hiking or other outdoor adventures, BBQ’s and alcohol can all lead to dehydration and concentration of uric acid.  One episode and your summer fun can all but be ruined.  So here are some summer tips for you:

First hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! As I am writing this I am sitting in an airport lounge waiting for yet another flight (road warriors hear me now) I woke up at 4 am for my first flight and promptly forwent my usual first thing first coffee before functioning, for WATER, yes water should always be what I start with but that’s another story for another day.

After security sparkling water and a coffee finally, 60 minute plane ride = 20 ounces of more water.  With breakfast water, and now almost boarding for my next leg and a 20 ounce organic herbal tea!

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

So what am I saying? Drink Your Water! Not only does it dilute the temporary uric acid spikes but it makes your skin look so much better! Believe me you don’t want to be that flyer that ages ten years during your flight.

Second, watch that alcohol, it doesn’t mean you can’t imbibe but do so wisely, alternate between drinks with water, apply the social drinking rule of no more than one drink an hour.

Red Wine

Did you know that the type of alcohol you choose also makes a difference? Beer is the biggest culprit, with spirits coming in better, and as always my favorite wine is the best choice for keeping your healthy uric acid levels within the normal range.

Sweet fresh cherries.

 

Finally, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, low inflammation foods, and of course healthy doses of cherries!

 

 

If you would like an alternative for when cherries are not in season check out our new UA Clear.

UA Clear has been formulated by Dr. John Hahn, it boasts VitaCherry® a standardized extract of sour cherry containing powerful anthocyanins, which give cherries their distinctive red color.

I hope you enjoy the following Baumgart Summer Cherry Pie

Danielle Baumgart, President

 




Spring Cleaning

Welcome to March!

Can you believe we are almost to spring again? If you are like me you are itching to get out in your yard, garden, patio, or community garden space

Young Plant in Spring

and get your hands into some beautiful dark soil!  Why do we as humans crave such beauty in dirt? The feel of that soil in your gloved hand, the carefully prepared mulch and compost that you’ve been saving for months for just the right time.  Ummm, spring, planting and new growth.  

Many of us use spring for cleaning our interiors, our office space, our email accounts,  and especially our bodies!  Here is to all of your fresh green starts this spring!  I thought you might be intereste
d in some of my spring projects, maybe it will motivate you to get your spring on!  

While my husband and I strive to have a clean eating lifestyle all year long ( when my kids were young there favorite complaint was  “Do we have to have salmon again?”)

Once a year in February or March depending on our work/travel schedule we step up our routine.  I am not a fan of fads and I refuse to drink only lemon water and cayenne pepper or to only drink green juice for days in the hopes of cleansing out all my prior errors!  

Here is what one of these restart months as I like to call them looks like for us:

One month of MORE  organic vegetables, fruit, berries,  beans, sustainable fish, nuts, chia, flaxseed, Greek yogurt, coconut water, and lots of specialty teas and my favorite pure sparkling water with fresh lemon, cucumber, or lime slices!  Doesn’t that sound delicious?

I am not going to innumerate what we “don’t eat” because it doesn’t matter, after a week of eating exclusively like this, my skin feels better, my energy is up, and I’m sleeping better than ever, so really it doesn’t matter what I can’t eat, we are full and satisfied, usually with every meal.

Don’t get me wrong, anyone who knows me understands that this list is missing my favorite indulgence, Wine! But one month of giving some love to my liver is the least I can do for all the work it does for me!  

Also since I have a strong history of inflammation my supplement regimen also gets an uptick with extra doses of Priority One’s Priority Lipo, Vitamin D3 3000 (this pale skin of mine is a reminder that yes we live in the #PNW) EPA/DHA, and my go to favorites that I never leave town without Hypo Gest, and Priority Zyme.  The last two are life saviors for me.  I will not travel without them, actually I don’t leave for the office (3 minutes from my house without them)  Look for upcoming posts on my essential tips for healthy travel coming up.  

All this internal cleansing really motivates us, I’ve already printed my vegetable garden plan (gardenplanner.seedmoney.org) Love this app! I’ve even braved the snow and pruned my roses, and grapes!

No matter what or where you find yourself in your health journey you can start fresh today. Every day can be your new spring beginning!

Good Health to You!

Danielle S. Baumgart, President