Thursday, December 31, 2009

C-Reactive Protein - What You Need to Know

All disease causes inflammation,  one of our body's first responses for dealing with the attacking substance. (bacteria, virus, acidity, etc).  When our bodies are 'at ease' without 'dis-ease', our Ph levels are alkaline (around 7.0) and we move easily without joint stiffness, pain, or other indications of inflammation.

Sometimes it is difficult to detect the beginning stages of disease and the body's inflammatory response. This is where C-reactive Protein (CRP) becomes important.

According to Wikipedia:

"CRP is a member of the class of acute-phase reactants, as its levels rise dramatically during  inflammatory processes occurring in the body. ...  It is also believed to play another important role in innate immunity, as an early defense system against infections. CRP rises up to 50,000-fold in acute inflammation, such as infection. It rises above normal limits within 6 hours, and peaks at 48 hours."

CRP does not 'cause' disease, but is a good indicator of disease potential when levels rise. Lower CRP levels usually mean that you are pretty healthy and nothing major is going on. So you want to assist you body in every way to keep inflammation and thus CRP levels to a minimum.

This is where we can help. Body Balance has been shown over the past 25 years to improve Ph levels, remove toxins, and provide the necessary nutrients to help the body heal itself. *  Now we also have TruBoost which has been shown in clinical, double-blind studies to lower levels of CRP dramatically within 60 days of daily use. CRP levels are lowered when inflammation is reduced. Inflammation is reduced when the cause of the inflammation is removed or lessened. So.....
Whatever you can do to keep  you body functioning at peak levels will help you avoid serious health conditions in the future.

I want to be one of those vital, healthy 90-year-olds who is still riding a bike, reading, walking the dog and generally enjoying life. How about you?

Did you know that STRESS has been shown to cause many types of dis-ease? TruBoost has been show to lower stress levels and the stress hormone Cortisol by over 50%! 

You have nothing to lose because Life Force offers a 45 day money-back guarantee on all products. Call me at 608-245-9308 or email to get started today.

Have a fabulous and healthy 2010.
Be well ~

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Time to Detox

Feeling a little bloated from all the holiday goodies? Is the scale shouting nasty numbers at you?
The big question is - "Do you want to do something about it?"

If you do, my caution to you is 'take small steps'. Please don't torture yourself with 5 day fasts and mega-workouts at the gym. Unless you are superhuman,  the results don't last - you'll get frustrated and end up right back where you started.

So, how to start?  Well a detox is a great way to jump-start your system and begin the weight loss process.

Keep is simple. 
Take small steps. 
Eat often - don't let yourself get hungry. 

First - look at what you eat on a daily basis. Then pick one food type that you know you should eat less and try to cut it from you diet. Yes - I said 1(one) - not all the 'evil' foods, just one. Remember we are taking small steps. I want you to see success and feel good about what you have accomplished. So be kind to yourself and start slow. [example - cut out sugar, or cut out white flour]

Next - let's give your body something it craves so you don't feel hungry all the time. Vegetables are the key here. "Yuck" you say? They don't have to be bland or mushy. Think crunchy, sweet, delicious - or steamy, roasted, savory, exotic...
Go to a store that has great produce like your local food coop or a Wholefoods store and pick up lots of different colored vegetables.

Root Vegetables are great roasted in the oven with olive oil and/or butter and seasonings. They also make great soups and stews. [rutabagas, carrots, yams, sweet potatoes,  parsnips, beets, onions, turnips, etc] Try something new - experiment and have fun!

Cruciferous Vegetables are wonderful for their cancer inhibiting properties. They are best eaten cooked because the raw form has a property that can negatively affect thyroid production. So steam them, stir-fry, use in soups or add to your roasted root vegetables.

Arugula Bok choy Broccoli
Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower
Chard Chinese cabbage Collard greens
Daikon Kale Kohlrabi
Mustard greens Radishes Rutabagas
Turnips Watercress  Broccoli Rabe

Salad Vegetables that taste good raw include leafy greens like lettuce, spinach,and kale as well as tomatoes, celery, carrots, peppers, cucumber, radishes, etc. Make salads easy and fun by spending some time every few days preparing salad vegetables in advance and storing in the fridge. Wash your veggies well in a mixture of cold water and vinegar. Then rinse thoroughly. Store greens wrapped in a clean towel then in a plastic container (I use a sweater box) in the fridge. Chop celery, carrots, peppers, etc and store in separate containers so all you have to do is grab a few containers and throw a great salad together.
Keep toppings fresh and healthy too. Olive oil, fresh lemon juice and seasonings is a wonderful dressing. Yogurt, honey and mustard is another favorite. Sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds or pecans add crunch without the fat of croutons. Avoid prepared dressings, dried fruits, imitation bacon bits, or other canned toppings. Keep it fresh and simple.

Drinking Your Veggies - 
For the fastest detox you'll want to Juice your vegetables. There is so much information out there on the benefits of juicing that I won't go into it here. I do recommend the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer for the best value. Carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers and organic apples yield some of the most healing and detoxing juices. Mix them all together or drink separately - experiment and have fun.

If you eat vegetables all day for a few days, your body will thank you. On day 4 add some protein - just try to keep it healthy and start slow (3 oz with one meal).  Day 5 add some grains - maybe oatmeal with rice milk for breakfast, some rice cakes with soup for lunch or brown rice with stir fry for dinner.

I think you'll find that this is much easier than you thought. The food tastes great and you really could live this way. Now you are on your way to a healthy, slim and HAPPY NEW YEAR!;; 608-245-9308

Monday, December 7, 2009

S.A.D. Syndrome?

Do you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder? (SAD) What a great name because it sure used to make me feel SAD.  This is that feeling that comes over you when the days grow short and chilly and you just want to sit in front of the fire or hybernate for 5 months.  The culprit is lack of Vit D due to so little sunshine.  It's pretty easy to remedy by adding about 5000IU of a good quality Vit D daily. You can actually use more for a month with no problem. My 80 year old mother used 40,000IU daily for a month before switching to the 5,000 dose and she positively glows! We always go up to 10 - 20,000IU when we feel a cold coming on. Nip it in the bud!

Another product that I love for the long winter months is SunBright. This herbal tincture is amazing and makes a huge difference in how I feel. The affects are similar to adding Hgh (human growth hormone) which is one of those things we lose as we age.
Some of the results reported using SunBright include:
  • 88% increase in muscle strength
  • 82% improved body fat ratio
  • 61% fewer wrinkles
  • 75% improvement in sexual performance and libido
  • 62% improvement in memory
  • 84% increase in energy
Wow! Just a couple of droppers of SunBright used daily could make your winter a whole lot more fun. 

Check it out. Remember all Life Force products are 100% guaranteed for 45 days from date of purchase.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cell Phones - Are They Dangerous?

They have us surrounded - with electromagnetic fields that is. The technology is exciting and most of us don't know how we could live without it today. There is, however, a dark side to all of this wonderful technology - EMF's are bombarding our bodies on a daily basis and we are just beginning to understand the consequences.

Research shows cataracts, blood composition changes, hormone alterations, and chromosomal abnormalities are induced at high frequency energies. The power levels involved were one hundredth of the standard now set by the US government. An Air Force study on rats in the early 80's showed stress induced reduction in immune system response and cancers of the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands at a low (0.5pW/cm2) energy level.1

Research on close to the head pulsed digital wireless communications signals show them to increase non-malignant tumors of the auditory nerve, increase brain cancer, cause chromosomal damage and DNA breaks in brain tissue.2

Yikes! The research also shows the children are far more susceptable to the effects of EMF's than adults. How many children do you know who have cell phones - and are on them constantly!
What can we do to protect ourselves?
Detox is a big one. Detox on a regular basis to remove heavy metals from your body because guess what - heavy metals in your body are great conductors of EMF radiation.  That means you want to get rid of your almagam (silver) fillings in your teeth also. Be sure to go to a dentist who specializes in this process or the mercury released during removal can make you ill. 
Take Charcoal to help soak up and eliminate toxins while you detox. Charcoal can absorb up to 100 times it's weight in toxins!
Use a good daily supplement that chelates heavy metals and other toxins removing them from your body. Body Balance has been shown to do this for over 25 years.
Every 3-6 months do a Colon Cleanse. We use one that is very gentle, won't disrupt your day, yet is very effective. You'll find it at
You'll find lot of tips to help you avoid emf's in your home at but we know there are limits to what we can do without. So be PROactive with your health. Take care of yourself and you body will have a better chance of protecting itself from the effects of EMF's.
Be well ~
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