By Glenda Feilen & Jane Wakefield
A recently married friend came to see me this week. She was complaining about the fact every morning for the past 3 months (the duration of her married life) she has been waking up in the morning with a headache. She also told me she has gained weight (which she didn’t have to tell me!) and she said he just didn’t have any energy at work anymore.It didn’t take much investigating to find out the fact that since she has been married she has been drinking her husband’s protein powder and has not been taking her VitaShake and Fortune Delight tea, which previously was part of her daily routine. Of course she purchased both that day and one week later I received a text from her saying, “No more headaches since I’ve been back on Sunrider. Not even one. Back to my old self again! Thanks!
What do you think about being grateful and appreciative? No matterwhat you think about it, when you do it, it has huge benefits to your health. Psychologist Robert Emmons defines gratitude as “a felt sense of wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation for life.” People who have gratitude as a permanent part of their state of mind have an edge on the not-so- grateful when it comes to health. Grateful people take better care of themselves and have better health habits like regular exercise, a healthy diet, and regular physical examinations.
VitaShake and NuPlus can:
• Provide nutrients for energy
• Help the body balance blood sugar
• Benefit mental clarity
• Support muscle tone
• Help the body burn fat
• Nourish the defense system
• Help the body relax for better sleep
• Diminish cravings for foods that cause mood swings and energy loss
It’s that time of the year when people begin thinking about everything they have to be thankful for. Although it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving, being thankful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life.
GRATITUDE IMPROVES PHYSICAL HEALTH
More and more researchers are finding that gratitude doesn’t just make you feel like a better person, it’s actually good for your health. Clinical trials indicate that it can lower blood pressure, improve your immune function and help you sleep better. Speaking of heart health, a recent study from the University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine found that people who were more grateful actually had better heart health, specifically less inflammation and healthier heart rhythms.
Along with gratitude, nothing can beat a daily regimen of Sunrider whole foods based on the philosophy of Regeneration. Thousands of years of research indicate they allow the body balance and create harmony. The basic foods are: NOURISH (VitaShake and NuPlus) – CLEANSE (Calli tea and Fortune Delight) –BALANCE Quinary (a combination of 5 system specific formulas for the five main systems in the body: Digestive, Circulatory, Immune, Endocrine, Respiratory)
GRATITUDE IS A STRESS BUSTER
It's not a secret that stress can make you sick. On the other hand, gratitude,it turns out, can help us manage stress better. Stress is specifically linked to several leading causes of death, such as heart disease and cancer and is thought to be responsible for up to 99% of all doctor visits. Research has shown that people who feel gratitude are happier,report less stress and are more satisfied with their lives. Grateful people are less likely to be lonely and depressed. It reduces a multitude of toxic emotions,ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. It has also been found that gratitude can create a sense of well-being and distract you from your worries and upsets.
When I think of stress, I think of ESE. I personally take two capsules every morning with my VitaShake and I am ready to take on any stress I might have in my day with calmness.Stress can cause toxins in your body by triggering stress hormones, which create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. CALLI TEA can help the body flush toxins. It is important to cleanse your body daily because of the toxins that not only come from stress but also from food and a busy daily lifestyle.
GRATITUDE INCREASES MENTAL HEALTH
For years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, and it also plays a major role in overcoming trauma. A
2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that Vietnam war veterans who have higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A 2003 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that gratitude was a major contributor to being resilient after the terrorist attacks on September 11. Recognizing all you have to be thankful for even during the worst times of your life fosters resilience. According to a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky, grateful people were less likely to retaliate against others,even when people acted in a negative way towards them. They experienced more sensitivity and empathy toward other people and a decreased desire to take revenge.
VITASHAKE and NUPLUS can help mental alertness. Staying hydrated throughout the day with FORTUNE DELIGHT is another way to keep your mind alert and healthy.
GRATITUDE HELPS YOU SLEEP BETTER.
Grateful people sleep better.According to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being,writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep. Spending just 15 minutes jotting down a few gratefulsentiments before bed can help you sleep better and longer. Warm CALLI NIGHT consumed before bed is just the ticket to help your mind relax so you can stop focusing on things that keep you from sleeping.
DO YOU HAVE A GRATITUDE JOURNAL?
You might want to get one. People who keep a gratitude journal have a reduced dietary fat intake – as much as 25 percent lower. Stress hormones like cortisol are 23 percent lower in grateful people. And having a daily gratitude practice could actuallyreduce the effects of aging.
We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude.Take a few moments this Thanksgiving to focus on all that you have. Developing an ‘attitude of gratitude’ is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life as well as your health.