Saturday, October 31, 2015

3 Tips to Defend your Immune System

It's that time of year where people are getting sick. 

Put on your armor with these 3 simple tips 

and defend your immune system.

1. Guard with Greens 

 Dark colored leafy greens are packed with antioxidants and a wide variety of phytonutrients to fight agenst infections. A fist full of spinach or kale in your protein shake is a great way to get them into your diet.  Mom always said to eat your veggies. Arbonne Essentials makes this easy, featuring a Greens Balance with its spectrum of proprietary color blends of whole fruit and vegetable powders — delivering antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber you need to have a more balanced, healthier diet every day. Try 1 - 2 scoops daily divided in your protein shakes or water. Mom would be so happy. 30 servings/30-day supply.

2. Defend with Vitamin D + B 12

Spray Vitamin D + B12 Daily. Vitamin D is tough enough to get in the summer months with sunscreen use, but now that we are heading in doors, it's going to be a real challenge. Vitamin D helps your cells communicate so that you can best fight infection and disease. It is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because exposure to sunlight results in a series of biological processes that ultimately leads to the creation of vitamin D.  Vitamin B12 supports a number of criticalfunctions in the body, including supportof normal energy metabolism, which can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It supports the normal functioning of the nervous system, cell division, and red blood cell formation. It’s found at significant levels in various types of meats and at lower levels in plants and vegetables. This means that individuals following a vegetarian diet maybe at risk of deficiency. 

  3. Protect with Protein.....and Pumpkin

Protein helps build lean muscle mass, improve fat burning capacity and keeps you satisfied between
means so you are not reaching for treats. You should have protein with each meal. Use the Arbonne vegan protein shake mix as a meal or a recovery shake after your favorite exercise. Adding pumpkin
promotes your health by contributing Vitamins A and C along with fiber and carotenoids to improve immunity. Greens Balance has pumpkin in it as well.
Content modified from LifeTime Fitness flyer.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Organic Zucchini Salad

I find myself CRAVING this dish. Like I make it and mow down the entire bowl.  You can mix it up to suit your taste buds. It's just awesome.

Use ORGANIC - If you don't know why, look at this
In a bowl, mix the following
1 raw Zucchini spiralized with a Veggeti 
10 +/- Cherry Tomatoes quartered
1/4 C chopped red onion
1 Can Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans

Dress and Mix with:
1ts Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I get organic from Costco)
Lemon juice from about 1/2-1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

You can add so much to this:
Cilantro and Chili powder
*You could saute this puppy with some garlic and eat it hot. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Top 5 Reasons you should not go to the store.

Consumers around the globe are shopping more and more online. Almost 50% of global internet users have purchased something online. There are many great reasons to turn your dollar to the internet.

1. It's Easy - 24x7 - you don't have to leave your house to get the things you want. No getting dressed or cleaning up to go face the world out there.  You can shop online 24x7. Great for the busy person.

2. Many companies offer a subscription for discounts program.  They are often for a small fee, but the savings far outweighs the expense. Often the more you spend, the more you save.

3. Share in the Revenue - above and beyond discounts, retailers have affiliate programs or offer income opportunities that PAY you for purchases and referring others.

4. Gas and Time - Yes those are a valuable resource in our world. It is faster and cheaper to order online than it is to get into your car, park, drive to and from, get stuck in traffic.

5. E-commerce helps society in that it helps reducing cost of products so less affluent people can also afford the products, and has enabled access to services and products to rural areas as well which are otherwise not available to them. *according to

As an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International, I promote and utilize these benefits daily. 1. The Arbonne website is up and running 24x7 for me to shop.

2. Most of my clients benefit from the Preferred Client program (which is often free) for $20 annually. For that they get 20%-80% off their products.

3. I benefit from being paid for referring these products to people I know and meet.  I get a greater discount, monthly paycheck and tax benefits.

4. Arbonne's shipping facilities are Carbon Neutral and Green and Growing.

5. The quality of these products are high end and Swiss formulated. Botanically based, beauty, health and wellness. Vegan certified. Without the direct e-commerce distribution system, they would not be affordable for most.

If you don't know where to start, let me know and I will answer your questions.