Getting Healthy with #Plexus

What is Gut Health?

“I never knew how unhealthy I was, until I felt healthy.” This is a common reaction from people who started using Plexus Worldwide products, including *myself. I was skeptic, but I am lactose intolerant and gluten-sensitive so many things I eat make me feel bloated or constipated. I thought I’d try the supplements.

“Healthy Gut. Healthy Life” is Plexus’ tagline and it’s true. There’s more toxic buildup in your gut than in any other organ. Clean your gut, and you’ll feel more energized, the bloat and full feeling goes away after eating, you may notice other symptoms lessen, and a positive side effect is you’ll lose inches (if needed) and/or experience some weight loss. There’s medical science that our bodies are full of toxins – from food, the environment, etc. Dr. Mark Hyman lists several ailments that are the result of toxins. Do you feel miserable or lack energy or suffer from allergies, stomach cramps, constipation/diarrhea, fibromyalgia or any of the other ailments listed?

It’s important to detox our bodies a few times a year or more, but also to alter our eating and exercise habits in between to keep our guts clear and energy high.

Why Choose Plexus Supplements?

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Why take Plexus products?

  • American company (Scottsdale, AZ), relatively new
  • All the ingredients are listed on every bottle
  • ProBio5 (probiotic) has live active cultures at time of manufacture and I don’t have to refrigerate it
  • BioCleanse is a combination of Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Plexus proprietary blend of fruit/veggies (that’s it!).
  • No ingredient listed is harmful according to FDA guidelines
  • These are health supplements NOT diet pills (not everyone loses weight)
  • Backed by science and thousands of users
  • 60 day Money-back guarantee!
  • Be a customer, consumer, and independent company Ambassador (you can make money with very little investment, but the real value is your health)
  • It worked for me, and I can share my experience with others too! I’m not a skeptic anymore!

I love the results of Plexus supplements.

I was taking magnesium and a probiotic before starting Plexus with some success, but I needed a stronger probiotic that could counteract the lactose and gluten sensitivity I experienced daily. Sometimes it’s not enough to avoid these types of foods or too expensive to buy foods without them. I found relief in Plexus TriPlex (Plexus Slim, BioCleanse, and ProBio5) for awhile and initially lost 6 inches before I ever lost pounds. However, I stopped taking the Slim and now take BioCleanse and ProBio5 on a daily basis to maintain weight loss, energy and keep my gut healthy along with MegaX (Omega 3, 6, and 9), which replaces the Fish Oil (1000 mg) I was taking and occasionally Plexus Block before higher carb meals (it blocks nearly 50% of carb intake).

There are 12 primary supplements that Plexus Worldwide markets in addition to a BreastChek kit and combo packages. They are safe for children and also include Plexus XFactor™ Family Chewables.

 

*I am a consumer and product Ambassador for Plexus Worldwide health supplements, but I have not received any type of compensation for this article.

Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

4 Mood Foods that May Surprise You

Your mood is dependent on the foods you eat. Add these 4 mood and energy food boosters to your daily diet instead of caffeine or sugary energy drinks. Eggs, seeds, nuts and fruit are just a few foods that will help your mood.

Have you been feeling a little “off” lately? Or maybe you’re feeling more like the weather – hot one day, frigid the next?

The common link in these foods seems to be certain vitamin combinations as well tryptophan (you know, like in turkey). Try incorporating these foods into your diet to get the energy you need, according to Care2.com.

Bananas – One my favorite fruits, bananas. I eat one a day, instead of an apple since it’s packed full of potassium, iron, protein and vitamins A, C (surprise),  B6 and a good source of carbohydrates (I never knew!) I often have problems with circulation – like muscle spasms in my legs and feet – and bananas help curb those untimely muscle aches.

These yellow tree fruits are a great energy boost as well, so eat one at breakfast or use in your yogurt smoothie after lunch, when you start feeling the afternoon slump. Need an extra boost to get through the night shift? Pack a couple bananas. We are fortunate enough to have bananas available all year long in the US.

Got a few bananas looking a little brown? Mash them up and use in muffins, pancakes, waffles or banana bread too. Dr. Oz has a yummy tasting energy smoothie that uses bananas too.

Eggs are great energy boosters.

Eggs – Really, eggs? Yes, eggs are chocked full of protein, Omega-3s (free range chickens are best), B12 as well as B2, B5 and vitamin D. Another good source for tryptophan and improving your mood.

Hard boil a few eggs to pack in your lunch for the week or use as a snack mid-day. The lean protein in eggs helps convert tryptophan into the mood-enhancing serotonin, which may give you that extra energy without reaching for a candy bar or another cup of coffee. Eggs are also good for improving your memory (I have short-term memory problems, so I try to eat eggs a few times a week) and depression. (Wow!)

Look for free-range eggs in the grocery or buy from a local farmer or the farm house with the “Eggs for Sale” sign. These eggs will more likely have the most Omega-3s that you’ll need to boost your mood. If you can’t stomach an entire hard-boiled egg, cut it up and make egg-salad sandwiches or add to a salad. Fried egg sandwiches with mustard are another favorite of mine. Be creative!

Sunflower seeds – A handful of sunflower seeds can boost your mood because it has mood-enhancing magnesium. According to Care2.com, a lack of magnesium can be responsible for “feelings of fatigue, nervousness, and anxiety (since it triggers an increase in adrenaline).” In addition to magnesium, sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid) that may help alleviate irritability, insomnia, and depression symptoms. (Note: a deficiency in folate may result in these feelings.) Sunflower seeds also contain the mood booster, tryptophan.

Sunflower seeds give an energy boost when you need it, but it doesn’t make up for your daily rest. Be sure to get a good 7 hours of rest each day in addition to a healthy diet that includes good protein and vitamins. Sunflower seeds help with your daily recommended amount of vitamins and minerals.

Walnuts – Go nutty with walnuts! These nut meats contain all the best mood and energy boosters including vitamin B6, folate, protein, Omega-3s and tryptophan! Seems that a handful of walnuts are good for improving your mood and alleviate negative feelings.

Whether you like cracking your own walnuts or prefer to buy them shelled, you’ll get the same benefits of getting the recommended dose of Omega-3 oil in less than an ounce of walnuts, which is about 7 shelled walnuts.

Grab a bag of trail mix or make your own for your next road trip, business meeting (those things usually put me to sleep within the first hour), add to brownies, waffles, muffins, top cereals and mix in yogurt. (Beware of nut allergies)