Monday, July 09, 2007

MGM Supplement: Strengthen your heart!

Strengthen the Heart Muscle

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supports energy production in your cells. Studies show that as we age we have less and less of it in our body. CoQ10 is especially important to heart health. A healthy heart, which never stops to rest, relies on CoQ10's energy support.*The uniqueness of Shakl** CoQ10 comes from its highly bioavailable delivery. Your body more readily accepts the softgel delivery form used in CoQ10 than it does solid powders. So you can get more out of your supplement. Also included in CoQ10's combination of ingredients is the powerful antioxidant resveratrol - believed to be the most beneficial antioxidant compound in red wine.* CoQ10 contains 640 mcg of resveratrol, equivalent to the amount of resveratrol in one glass of red wine.


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MGM Supplement: Help your body store Vitamin C

Time Released Vitamin C:

All-Natural Time Released Vitamin C:
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is a do-everything kind of nutrient, supporting heart health, immune health, and more. But important as it is, our bodies can't store it. To make it available, we need it at regular intervals. Shakl** Time Released Vitamin C was the first C on the market to offer natural plant extracts. Hour after hour, Vitamin C is clinically proven to perform.

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MGM Supplement: Reducing the risk of Osteoporosis

Chewable Calcium:

Because Drinking Milk Isn't Enough
Osteoporosis. It's responsible for 1.5 million bone fractures every year. Do your hips (and all of your other body parts) a favor by slowing down the natural decline in bone mass that happens as we age.

Chewable Calcium provides 1,000 mg of elemental calcium to help build bones and optimize peak bone mass, maintain bone density, and slow bone breakdown, reducing the risk of osteoporosis later in life. And its chewable, tasty berry formula makes it easy to add this unique combination of nutrients and trace elements to your daily regimen. For those with a preference, this formula does not contain vitamin K.


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MGM Supplment: Reduce the risk of Osteoporosis

Calcium:

Clinically Proven Absorption - Helps reduce the risk of Osteoporosis*
Protect Your Bones with Calcium. You need more than just calcium to build strong bones. Calcium provides a unique matrix of critical nutrients including calcium, vitamins D & K, magnesium, and more to build and maintain strong bones. It's clinically proven to increase calcium absorption, and its small, coated caplets are easy to swallow.

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MGM Supplement: Natural Antioxiants for Maximum Health

MGM's Natural Beta Carotene:

Maximum Protection, Maximum Health
The most powerful carotenoid antioxidants available are now within your reach!

MGM's Natural Beta Carotene is a rare blend of alpha-carotene, astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and zeaxanthin delivering of a broad spectrum of carotenoids.


Taken every day, MGM's Natural Beta Carotene:
-Offers six of the most powerful carotenoids available
-Provides the most important antioxidants, targeting specific areas of the body*
-Promotes cell health and supports against free radical damage
For the best, most complete antioxidant protection, take both Flavonoid and Natural Beta Carotene.


Directions
Take one softgel daily.

Key Ingredients
Vitamin A, Lutein, Lycopene, Beta Carotene, Astaxanthin, Zeaxanthin, Carotenoids

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MGM Supplement: Healthy Babies

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Babies, & Still More
MGM Supplement's patented B-Compound - with all eight Bs - promotes a healthy cardiovascular system. And what makes this MGM Supplement product unique is that it's formulated so that the hard-to-absorb but critical B vitamin, called folic acid, is readily absorbed.

Plus, adequate amounts of folic acid in healthful diets have been shown to reduce woman's risk of having a child with brain or spinal cord birth defects.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

MGM Supplement: Hazardous Conventional Dryer Sheets

A Moment of Greenness:
Did you know that in the emergency room there is an actual term for the rash caused by typical dryer sheets known as "Bounce Blush"?
Natural Health Magazine this month features a small blurb on the dryer sheets mentioned on Oprah: Conventional dryer sheets coat clothes with wax and perfumes and are slow to break down once they're discarded. MGM Supplement's Green Clean Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets are veggie-based, fragrance free, biodegradable and recyclable.
Another hazard to the waxy build up from dryer sheets is residue on the lint screen that can actually cause fires! Comments from our local home inspector can be found here:
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Monday, July 02, 2007

MGM Supplement: Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS
Bones give us strength, but are the foundation of our stature; they anchor our muscles in place and protect our vital organs. Our bones are a living organ, constantly being built up and broken down as are other organs in the body. Even though signs of bone breakdown don?t appear until our later years, maintaining the strength and integrity of our bones to prevent osteoporosis is a lifelong process?one that is never too early to begin.

Often referred to as the silent disease, osteoporosis is a debilitating disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break. Often there no warning signs, no symptoms until a bone fracture occurs. In fact, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, each year in the U.S. this disease leads to 1.5 million fractures and osteoporosis affects more than 28 million Americans, 10 million who know they have the disease and another 18 million with low bone mass, placing them at increased risk. Although this disease can affect both men and women, it tends to be more common in women. This is because women generally have less bone mass than men, tend to live longer than men, tend to get less dietary calcium and need the hormone estrogen to keep their bones strong. But, men please be aware that 25% of all cases of osteoporosis are in men, although the risk factors are a bit different.

In addition to being female, there are other important risk factors to be aware of, like small, thin body stature; family history of osteoporosis; early menopause; having (or having a history of) an eating disorder; low calcium intake; lack of weight-bearing exercise; smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Chronic usage of steroid hormones is another big risk factor, for both men and women. Osteoporosis in males tends to be associated with excessive alcohol usage and the resultant liver disease as well as other chronic intestinal disorders. So if any of these risk factors apply to you, you?re at risk for osteoporosis and building and maintaining strong bones should be an integral part of your lifelong health. Taking steps to keep your bones strong and healthy will also ensure your independence as you age. Some of the most important steps you can take now are to get plenty of calcium and other bone health nutrients, exercise regularly, don?t smoke and limit alcohol consumption.

Calcium and Other Bone Health Nutrients
Most women know that getting an adequate amount of dietary calcium is important for reducing the risk of osteoporosis. However, many may not know that to maximize bone health, adequate calcium intake needs to occur throughout life and the amount of calcium you need to stay healthy changes over the course of your lifetime. Your body's need for calcium is greatest during childhood and adolescence when your skeleton is growing rapidly. Many women do not get the amount of calcium needed when they are young and therefore don't maximize their peak bone mass. Your need for calcium increases again during pregnancy and breastfeeding to ensure you're meeting the needs of your growing infant without compromising your own calcium needs. Then due to hormonal changes that come along with menopause, calcium needs increase again.

How much calcium do you need? Well during the adolescent years, young girls (and boys) should get 1300 mg a day. During your childbearing years 1000-1200 mg is recommended and after menopause women should ideally get 1200 -1500 mg a day. Men should consume 800 mg per day ages 18-50 and 1000 mg per day after age 50. To meet your calcium needs throughout life, start by improving your diet and choosing calcium rich foods every day. Low fat dairy products are always a good choice, but so are other foods like calcium-fortified soy protein, almonds, broccoli, cooked kale, canned salmon with the bones and tofu. And if you find it hard to get enough calcium from your diet, calcium supplements are a must.

Look for a calcium supplement with a minimum of 1000 mg of elemental calcium from highly bioavailable sources like calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. And don?t forget that getting enough vitamin D is just as important as getting adequate amounts of calcium. Not only does vitamin D improve bone health by helping with calcium absorption but it may also improve muscle strength and protect against certain types of cancers. Although most people get vitamin D from sunlight exposure, this may not be a good source if you live in parts of the country that get less sunlight, you are housebound or you regularly use sunscreen to reduce the risk of skin cancer (which we all should do). Drinking milk and eating other dairy products fortified with vitamin D will help boost your intake, but taking a calcium supplement with added vitamin D is also a great way to optimize your vitamin D intake. The recommended dietary intake for vitamin D is 400 IU (International Units) a day, but both men and women over the age of 65 should get twice that much (800 IU a day) and some researchers recommended even higher intake levels for optimal health.

Other essential nutrients support bone health. For example, the essential mineral magnesium appears to enhance bone strength. Although magnesium is found in foods like dark leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts and even chocolate, food consumption surveys show that 80% of Americans don?t get enough magnesium from their diets. The trace minerals zinc, copper, manganese and boron are also important because they assist with the development of optimal bone matrix or structure needed for proper bone strength. Eating a diet rich in plant foods ? whole grains, beans, and nuts can boost your intake of these essential minerals and supplementing your diet with dietary supplements containing these trace minerals is a wise choice.

In addition, protein and calcium can work synergistically on bone, despite the long-held belief that eating animal protein increases the risk of osteoporosis. Increasing evidence suggests that a diet adequate in protein, either of plant or animal origin, protects against osteoporosis in men and women. And research on diets rich in soy isoflavones has shown long-term bone-sparing effects but the magnitude of the effect is presently unclear. These estrogen-like plant compounds may help maintain bone density and offset bone loss that occurs during the menopausal years when estrogen levels drop. Further research is needed to clarify the conditions where soy isoflavones may be helpful in retaining bone mineral density or lowering fracture risk.

Some nutrients consumed in high levels are not so good for your bones. Excessive amounts of vitamin A appear to trigger an increase in osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone, but note that this only occurs with pre-formed vitamin A or retinol, and adverse effects in bone have not been linked to beta-carotene.

Exercise Regularly
Like muscle, bone is living tissue and responds to exercise by getting stronger. Not only does exercise improve your bone health, it increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and leads to better overall health. If you exercise when you?re young it helps build bone mass (increases bone density and strength) which in turn can prevent bone loss as you age. The best exercise for bone health is the weight-bearing kind. Activities that force you to work against gravity include lifting weights, walking, hiking, jogging, dancing and playing tennis. Although great for cardiovascular fitness, exercises like swimming and cycling are not weight bearing and, therefore not the best ways to exercise your bones. Learning how to stretch properly, strengthen muscles safely and correct poor posture habits can also be helpful. Ideally, you should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week. If you're over age 40, have other health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or obesity always check with your doctor before beginning a regular exercise program. If you have osteoporosis, be sure to ask your doctor about which activities are safe for you.

Don't Smoke
Cigarette smoking was first identified as a risk factor for osteoporosis more than 20 years ago. Although not all studies indicate that smoking increases the risk of bone fractures we do know that the longer and the more cigarettes you smoke, the greater your risk of fracture in old age. Smokers who do have a bone fracture may take longer to heal than non-smokers and are more likely to develop complications during the healing process. Significant bone loss has also been found in older women and men who smoke and at least one study suggests that exposure to second hand smoke during childhood and the early adult years may increase the risk of developing low bone mass. The good news? Quitting smoking may reduce the risk of low bone mass and fractures after several years of being smoke-free.

Limit Alcohol Consumption
Chronic alcohol consumption (more than 2 drinks a day) has been linked to an increase in fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. That?s because drinking too much alcohol interferes with the balance of calcium in the body. It also affects the production of hormones which protect bone and of vitamins which we need to absorb calcium. Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to more falls increasing the risk of breaking a bone during those falls.

Be Good To Your Bones
Although osteoporosis is a serious and debilitating disease, it's never too early or too late to improve your bone health. If you are over age 60, or have more than 3 risk factors, you should ask your doctor about getting a bone density test. They're safe, quick and painless. If you think your diet is falling short of bone health nutrients, try improving your food choices and choosing a dietary supplement with key bone support nutrients. Look for a supplement with 100% of the RDA for calcium, vitamin D and magnesium plus other trace minerals like manganese, zinc, copper, and boron. Start a weight training program, go dancing, or engage in other weight-bearing activities. And, if your lifestyle involves less healthy behaviors like excessive drinking or smoking, work on cutting back your alcohol intake and talk to your doctor about a smoking cessation program today!

Be well.
Dr. Jamie McManus MD, FAAFPChairman, Medical Affairs, Health Sciences and Education

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MGM Supplement: Interferon - Shielding your body against Infection

What Interferon is and How it Works
The immune system serves as your body's natural shield against infection. A wondrously complex and multi-layered system, it was designed to protect you from potential invaders, including viruses, bacteria, and allergens. Your immune system is also able to recognize dangerous changes in your cells and destroy these potential pre-cancerous cells. Part of this protection includes the production of interferon.Interferon is activated by the immune system when a virus attacks a cell. Interferon serves two important functions. It signals neighboring cells and triggers their resistance mechanisms, and it activates other immune cells that kill invading pathogens. Interferon is essential to the immune system and helps protect us from the daily exposure to millions of germs that can lead to serious infection.

MGM Supplement's Natural Immune Booster boosts the body's ability to build interferon...great for young & old alike!

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MGM Supplement: Keep up with your Fiber

Fiber Supplements* 75 tablets / 15 servings Kosher Star D (Dairy)
The Fiber You Need On a "Regular" Basis
Let's face it: We don't always do what's best for us. While the FDA recommends that we eat 25 grams of fiber a day for a 2,000 calorie diet, most Americans typically consume half of that amount. And yet the benefits are clear: a healthier colon as well as better digestion and regularity.* So how can you get the fiber you need on a "regular" basis? Each serving of MGM Fiber Supplements provides 3 grams of dietary fiber with just 5 calories - making it simple to do what's good for you.



5 tablets with full glass of water at mealtime to add extra fiber to your diet.



Fiber Supplement Daily Crunch * 15.8 oz. / 30 servings
The Fiber You Need, the Taste You Enjoy

It sounds too good to be true. A supplement that promotes both heart and colon health while aiding good digestion and regularity - and it tastes good, too! The natural soluble fiber in MGM Supplement Fiber Supplement Daily Crunch helps retain normal cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol so it can't be absorbed. At the same time, the insoluble fiber aids colon health by assisting digestion and promoting regularity. Its tasty, crunchy formula packs a high-fiber punch with 5 grams per serving.*

One serving (1/4 cup) adds 5 grams of dietary fiber to your diet. Can be sprinkled on yogurts, fruits, cereals, soups, and salads, added to your favorite bread, muffin and other recipes, or eaten right from the container with a favorite drink. This product contains psyllium which can cause allergic reactions.

MGM Fiber Supplement Unflavored *10.6 ounces / 60 servings
Cholesterol Buster*
A diet high in fiber (25 grams a day) helps keep cholesterol levels where they should be. Americans typically eat only half of what's recommended. Clinical studies show MGM Fiber Supplement has a proprietary blend of four natural soluble fibers, including psyllium seed husk, which binds to cholesterol, preventing its absorption, thereby helping retain normal cholesterol levels. Two teaspoons of MGM Fiber Supplement contain 4 grams of dietary fiber.

Mix 2 teaspoons with 8 fluid ounces of orange juice, other fruit juices, or your favorite MGM drink product. Stir briskly until dissolved and drink immediately. Or stir in any flavor of nonfat yogurt. Store in a cool, dry place. Ingredients: Psyllium husk, pectin, guar gum, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, ascorbic acid. This product contains psyllium, which can cause allergic reactions.

* If your diet is low in fiber, increase fiber gradually to avoid minor gas or bloating sometimes associated with high fiber intake. If these conditions do occur, simply reduce the amount you consume until the symptoms subside and then gradually increase your consumption again.

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MGM Supplement: Put an end to Stains!

Green Clean Testimonial: Scrub Off to the Rescue


My grand-daughter had a marker pen break on her this morning, getting ink all over her top and pants. I took a wet corner of a terry cloth towel, and then put one swipe of Scrub 0ff on it, and all the ink came off her top and pants, as well as her hands. Earlier, my grand-son got a black permanent ink marker and marked all over the wall paper going up the stairs and then in some places on the walls upstairs. Again Scub 0ff took it off. This is a product that no home should be without. By the way, it also works well on the stove. --Glinda



Scrub 0ff's natural abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents are so effective at cleaning the toughest dried-on splatters and spills, burned on grease, baked-on food and sticky messes, all without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes. It's just one of the many amazing products you'll find in the Green Clean Starter Kit.

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MGM Supplement: Natural VS. Synthetic Vitamins

NATURAL VITAMINS ARE SUPERIOR TO SYNTHETIC VITAMINS

by Frank M. Painter, D.C.

I get many questions from my patients, and from the Shakl** field, regarding the "difference" between vitamins. There are really only 3 types of vitamins:

1. Synthetic: These are the kind you get from Walgreens. Open the cap and smell them--- YUCK!...they smell just like what they are made from---coal tar, the same sludge you'd find in the bottom of a barrel of oil. Oil is a great (and cheap) source for the carbon atoms which make up all organic (living) matter.

2. Natural: This is the kind of vitamin that you'd find in the "health food" store. By FDA regulations, they are required to have a certain percentage of the product (like 25%) come from a "natural" (or plant) source The rest of the product can be a filler, from sawdust, to who knows what!
There's a lot of pressure on the FDA to tighten up the standards of regulation, and I'm thrilled! When that happens, many of the suppliers will disappear, because they won't be able to compete with the premium grade suppliers. My sister Anne showed me a bottle of Ginseng she bought...100 tablets for $2.98 I'd love to see the assay on that bottle!

3. Whole Food: This is the product that Shakl** produces. Rather than selling ascorbic acid, and passing it off as Vitamin C, they have found a way to put everything that you'd find in the orange into their vitamin. The natural orange has ascorbic acid, and also includes the bioflavonoid complex, and "rose hips".

The next question is usually based on some comment they heard (from a reliable source) that 'synthetic vitamins are just as good as "natural"
vitamins' I don't want to get into a prolonged discussion about biochemical properties, electron spins and stereo-isomers. Suffice it to say that, generations lived on this planet eating plants and vegetables. This is still the best source of our nutrition. It's almost impossible to eat the number of servings suggested by the "food guide pyramid". Surveys suggest that only 4% of Americans actually eat that way! And, all that food only supplies you with enough vitamins to prevent a completely healthy person from getting a "deficit" disease like the "rickets". It's NOT enough for a healthy growing child, pregnant woman or an unhealthy anybody!

So...here's an abstract on Vitamin E, which showed that "natural" Vitamin E was twice as available to the body as synthetic Vitamin E was. I will continue to add other abstracts about the superiority of food-based vitamins as I am able to find them!

Human plasma and tissue alpha-tocopherol concentrations in response to supplementation with deuterated natural and synthetic vitamin E American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1998; 67: 669-684

We report a comparison of natural and synthetic vitamin E in humans using deuterium labeling to permit the two forms of vitamin E to be measured independently in plasma and tissues of each subject. Differences in natural and synthetic vitamin E concentrations were measured directly under equal dosage conditions using an equimolar mixture of deuterated RRR-alpha- tocopheryl acetate and all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate. Two groups of five adults took 30 mg of the mixture as a single dose and as eight consecutive daily doses, respectively. After a 1-mo interval the schedule was repeated but with a 10- fold higher dose (ie, 300 mg). In each case, the ratio of plasma d3-RRR- alpha-tocopherol to d6-all-rac-alpha-tocopherol (RRR:rac) increased from approximately 1.5-1.8 to approximately 2 after dosing ended.

In an elective surgery study in which 22 patients were given 150 mg/d for up to 41 d before surgery, the RRR:rac in tissues was lower than in plasma and the percentage of deuterated alpha-tocopherol was lower in all tissues except gallbladder and liver.

In a terminally ill patient given 30 mg/d for 361 d, plasma and tissue (x+/-SD) RRR-rac ratios (and % deuterated alpha-tocopherol) at autopsy were 2.06 (6.3%) and 1.71+/- 0.24 (5.9+/-2.2%), respectively.

In a second terminally ill patient given 300 mg/d for 615 d, the corresponding values were 2.11 (68%) and 2.01+/-0.17 (65+/-10%), respectively.

The results indicated that natural vitamin E has roughly twice the availability of synthetic vitamin E. This 2:1 ratio is significantly higher than the currently accepted RRR:rac of 1.36:1.00.

Gamma-Tocopherol, expressed as a fraction of total unlabeled tocopherols in 15 elective surgery patients, was 1.4-4.6 (mean: 2.6) times greater in adipose tissue, muscle, skin, and vein than in plasma, which is a substantially larger fraction than had been recognized previously.

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MGM Supplements: Hinder prostate cancer development

1. POMEGRANATE: If you're going to have a martini, at least make it a pomegranate one. This fall fruit has higher antioxidant activity than red wine and green tea, which may be why a number of studies show it may prevent skin cancer and kill breast and prostate cancer cells. It also helps:

Fight Alzheimer's disease: Researchers at Loma Linda University found that mice who drank pomegranate juice experienced 50 percent less brain degeneration than animals that consumed only sugar water. The pomegranate drinkers also did better in mazes and tests as they aged.

Guard your arteries: A group of diabetics who drank about 2 ounces of pomegranate juice a day for 3 months kept their bodies from absorbing bad cholesterol into their immune system cells (a major contributing factor to hardened arteries), discovered Israeli researchers.
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Green tea polyphenols thwart prostate cancer development at multiple levels


PHILADELPHIA ? The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumor cells, as well as inhibiting the growth of tumor nurturing blood vessels, according to research published in the December 1 issue of Cancer Research.
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, documented the role of green tea polyphenols (GTP) in modulating the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)-driven molecular pathway in prostate tumor cells in a mouse model for human prostate cancer.

"Consumption of GTP led to reduced levels of IGF-1," said Hasan Mukhtar, Ph.D., Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin, the senior author of the paper.

"GTP also led to increased levels of one of the binding proteins for IGF-1, the insulin growth factor binding protein-3. These observations bear significance in light of studies that indicate increased levels of IGF-1 are associated with increased risk of several cancers, such as prostate, breast, lung and colon."

GTP modulation of cell growth via the IGF-1 axis coincides with limited production or phosphorylation of key cell survival proteins, including PI3K, Akt and Erk1/2, the research indicated. The PI3K molecular pathway in cells, which includes Akt and Erk1/2, works to promote cell survival, rather than programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis.

GTP also caused reduced expression of proteins known to be associated with the metastatic spread of cancer cells. GTP inhibited the levels of urokinase plasminogen activator as well as matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9, cellular molecules linked to the metastasis.

The green tea polyphenols contributed to minimizing tumor development by governing the amount of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the serum of the prostate cancer mouse model. The reduction of VEGF may result from GTP-induced suppression of IGF-1 levels. VEGF functions to recruit and develop new blood vessels that carry nutrients to developing tumors. By reducing the amount of VEGF, GTP works to minimize nutrients flowing to and supporting tumor growth.

Mukhtar's colleagues contributing to the study included Vaqar Mustafa Adhami, Imtiaz Ahmad Siddiqui, and Nihal Ahmad from the University of Wisconsin; and Sanjay Gupta from Case Western Reserve University.


Source: American Association for Cancer Research press release, Dec. 1, 2004

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MGM Supplement: Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating … Breaking the Sugar Habit
One of the biggest challenges of eating healthy is removing simple carbohydrates and sugars and empty-calorie snacks from our diet . Sweets and snacks , chips and pasta, crackers and pretzels, potatoes and rice, and soda pop and juices… are everywhere…
These foods are high-glycemic . That means they spike your blood sugar ..only to see it plummet an hour or so later thus creating fluctuating blood sugars that lead to cravings and bingeing and no room for healthy choices . Such cravings are not about will power . They are about metabolic imbalance that creates cravings for fast sugar and carbohydrate snacks.
The following are ways many people have successfully kicked that sugar habit and enjoyed good healthy food again.

Ideal Diet
The ideal diet emphasizes fresh raw vegetables, some fresh fruit and fish and poultry.
· Breakfast –Include high protein foods ..
o eggs, turkey sausages, Swiss oatmeal ( rolled oats softened overnight in milk or plain yogurt and fresh fruit.. blueberries, strawberries, etc and almonds)
o or one of the MGM's Protein shakes - Soy Protein, Simple shakes, Mealshakes
o Or Snack bars ( 10 grams of protein)
o Fresh fruit ( avoid high glycemic fruits such as pineapple, banana and grapes)

· Lunch -- a great place for a main dish salad
o Be sure to include lots of vegetables whether in salad or with a plate of fresh veggies, maybe with a dip.
o Ideas for salads --try a variety of at least 6 different ingredients to create crunch, color, and flavor…
-lightly steamed green beans or asparagus, a variety of greens ( except no iceberg lettuce .. no nutritional value there) , sprouts, red cabbage, green cabbage , peas, shredded carrots, chopped broccoli, cauliflower, fresh white mushrooms, green onions, baby bok choi, spinach, etc
-Add a little sweetness occasionally with dried cranberries or dried cherries, 1 fresh orange, rind removed and chopped, sliced apples, pears, grapes,
-Add crunch with sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds…or MGM Fiber Supplement Daily Crunch
-Add flavor with sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs ( water cress, parsley, cilantro, ), pesto,
-For protein …chopped, cooked chicken, turkey , tuna, Garbanzo beans, chopped hard-cooked eggs, etc
o Simple shakes

· Mid afternoon snacks .. Snack bars, Simple tea, vegetables and dip, fresh fruit, nuts, peanut butter fudge ( 1 cup organic peanut butter, 1 cup Soy Protein, 1/3 cup honey , ½ cup Fiber Supplement Daily Crunch)

· Dinner – avoid high glycemic starches like potatoes, pasta and rice, avoid fried foods, … Include, LOTS of vegetables .. fresh or lightly steamed, meat, poultry and fish

· Beverages… Great filtered water in a pitcher with cinnamon sticks, ginger root slices, or fresh mint for flavor

· Evening snack – no popcorn .. ( high glycemic carb) nuts, Cinch bars, veggies and dip, fruit,

Basic Supplements ..to stop cravings for sweets and carbohydrates
· MGM Multi-Vitamin or Simple 3-in-1 Boost
· B Compound ( consider one with each meal)
· Glucose Regulator
· Fiber Tablets or Fiber Crunch
· Acidophilus Probiotic ( start with the capsule alone for 1 week before adding the Prebiotic )
· Soy Protein or Simple shakes

Detoxifying
· Green Clean non-toxic cleaning products
· MGM's Anti-Aging and Natural skin care and cosmetics
· Liver Detox, MGM's Alfalfa , Herbal Laxative gentle colon cleanser, Acidophilus

Excert from Lagoni Health Associates June 07

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MGM Supplement: ADHD Testimony

ADHD vs MGM's Soy Protein

About 5 months ago, a mother who had just moved into town called me on the phone. They had bought their home from a faithful MGM Supplement user and were so impressed with how clean it was when they began to move in that she called the former owner to ask what kind of cleaners she had been using. The former owner told her it was MGM's and told her she needed to call their Shaklee Independent Distributor!

This mother called me up to find out how to buy the MGM Supplement's Cleaners cleaners. She came over to our office, signed up as a member, signed up for the 21 Tape program, and bought all the cleaners. She also started telling me about her 11 year old son. He is ADHD and she homeschools him. He had tremendous difficulty staying focused on his school work, and she would have to sit right there with him for about 6 hours every day to help him keep focused enough to make it through his each day's work.

They had taken him to all manner of doctors and specialists to find help.

I suggested he needed to start on at least the MGM's Soy Protein and shared with her the testimony of another local boy about the same age whose academic work had improved dramatically just by starting on the MGM Supplements protein.

She decided to give it a try on the basis of the money back guarantee and took home a can of the Cocoa Soy Protein. She gave him a serving that night and again the next morning for breakfast.

She called me up the next afternoon and was absolutely amazed at the difference she saw in his ability to focus on his work THAT VERY FIRST DAY! Her husband, who is a pharmacist at the local hospital, was also amazed.

Over the course of the next month, he showed steady improvement, and she had to spend less and less time each day sitting right with him to keep him focused. Finally, after a month or so, he told her one day that he felt he could concentrate and do better work if she wasn't sitting there distracting him!

The mother is thrilled, and father, mother, and son have all become big MGM Supplement users. The boy is now getting after his mother from time to time to make sure she too is drinking her MGM protein!

Testimony from Shaklee Independent Distributors Stan JoAnn Pulliam
Key Coordinators

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MGM Supplement: Fight the Good Fight

Help Your Body Fight the Good Fight As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is a do-everything kind of nutrient, supporting heart health, immune health, and more. But important as it is, our bodies can’t store it. To make it available, we need it at regular intervals. Hour after hour, Vita-C is clinically proven to perform.

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