Meet the experts on our Wellness Advisory Board

The PURE Wellness Advisory Board consists of seasoned medical doctors and a pharmacist who provide guidance on product development, product claims, and product use protocols. They are embracing  healthier lifestyle choices to improve the overall health and wellness of their patients and encouraging their patients to do the same.

Meet the doctors.

Buckner Dr. John Buckner is the Chair of the Wellness Advisory Board. He earned his BA in Biology and Medical Degree from the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine in 1985. From 1985 – 1990, Dr. Buckner attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK where he performed his internship and residency in general surgery. Dr. Buckner became a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and remains Board Certified in General and Vascular Surgery. In 1990, he began an active duty stint in the Air Force. Dr. Buckner was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska where he served for 3 years as a Major in the USAF. During this tour of duty, he deployed to Germany in support of Operation Desert Storm and also deployed to South Korea. Dr. Buckner earned the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) while training with the 1st MASH at Ft Riley, Kansas. Upon his release from active duty in 1993, he received the Meritorious Service Medal. He then transferred to the Air Force Active Reserves.

Dr. Buckner returned to Springfield in 1993 and joined Ferrell Duncan Clinic. He has practiced all areas of general and vascular surgery since his return to Springfield, but has always concentrated his efforts on improving breast surgical care for the women of Southwest Missouri. He became the first surgeon in Springfield to perform a number of new procedures in the treatment of breast cancer and has been principle investigator in breast cancer research with the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group.

CarmenCarmen Keith, MD earned her doctorate in medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Science where she also completed a residency in anesthesiology. She went on to complete her fellowship in pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate. Carmen is double boarded in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She is currently the Medical Director of Pain Management Services at the hospital.

Carmen started her journey with PURE in September 2013. She was searching for natural alternatives to help improve the well-being of her family and the results have exceeded her expectations. Carmen has a passion for people and her purpose is to help others. PURE has helped provide another avenue for her to engage her passion and purpose.

doctor Theresa Lawrence-Ford, MD is The Medical Director of North Georgia Rheumatology Group and an Active Staff member at Gwinnett Medical Center Hospitals. She practices in a single specialty group in Gwinnett County, Georgia with her sister who is also a Rheumatologist. Dr. Lawrence Ford received her Medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University Hospitals, where she also completed a fellowship in Rheumatology and Immunology. She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, a member of the National Medical Association, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rheumatology Society’ and an active member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. She has also served as a Member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Registry.

She has done research in the fields of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis and maintains her interest currently by participating as an investigator in clinical trials and by acting a national speaker in the field of Rheumatology. She has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine yearly as a Top Doctor in her field since 2005.

In addition to her professional societies she maintains an avid interest in Wellness. She is holds certification in the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer, and is Medical Director of Patient Fitness Center.

CarrieCarrie Beth Smith, PharmD, BCPS is a seasoned expert in the field of pharmacology whose perspective on well-being will help carry PURE’s vision to the world. From staff pharmacist, she moved into clinical pharmacy and then into education as an adjunct clinical professor. She has a wealth of experience in supplement safety, product testing, and pharmaceuticals. Carrie Beth Smith has produced numerous scientific presentations and is a member of various pharmaceutical associations. She finds her greatest motivation in coaching others to improve their overall health and wellness.

A great way to recycle GoYin bottles

From glass superfruit bottles to Mila plastic packaging, discover creative ways to reuse our product packaging.

Whether you are looking for greener ways to decorate your home, or you want to do your part in cleaning up the environment, you’ll find some great ways to recycle our packaging in this blog series.

Here we’ll share how to upcycle our superfruit bottles. After you finish your delicious superfruits, save those bottles!

Supplies needed: a safety knife or scissors, four superfruit bottles, chalkboard spray paint, latex gloves, gold glitter, and floral decoration of choice.

1. Cut and peel off the wrapping on the superfruit bottles. Discard the bottle tops. We used four bottles for this project.

2. Rinse and clean the bottles. Let them dry overnight.

3. Purchase a can of chalkboard spray paint, $4 at your local hardware store, as well as some rubber gloves to protect your hands.

4. Spray paint in a well ventilated area. Let the first coat dry and give it a second coat. Let them dry overnight.

5. Add your favorite phrase, letters, word, or design and decorate them as you wish. We accented the bottoms by coating the ends with glue and then dipping them into a bowl of gold glitter. We also added floral decoration.

Check back for more ideas on recycling our packaging.

And, be sure to share your ideas with us. Post pictures of your creations. Use the hashtag #LIVEPURE on social media.

A message from our CEO

Dear Valued Members and Independent Business Owners,

I am very excited to announce the launch of our new brand, PURE: People United Reaching Everyone. Our business has grown and evolved over the years, and we have a firm foundation on which to fulfill our mission. Our new name and logo reflect the pride we have in our global community, one that is united by a common purpose to create a better world.

When we asked the question, “What do you need to be fulfilled?” we found that a life in which physical health, financial health and purpose are in balance is when we can truly experience Whole Health. In my opinion Whole Health is for everybody. It’s about living a life that integrates all of our legitimate needs – exercise, nourishment, sleep and purpose. We can achieve this lifestyle with our PURE portfolio of nutrition, performance, weight management, and skincare categories that were created for excellence and effectiveness, as well as our lucrative business opportunity.

Changing a brand is a process that takes time and can involve many steps. In the coming months we will be updating our material and online presence with our new brand. Genesis PURE, Inc. is our parent, or legal, name. PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, is how we refer to ourselves.

We realize you may have a lot of questions regarding the rebranding process. To help you, we’ve compiled a Frequently Asked Questions document that is located in the Virtual Back Office (VBO) library. We will update this document as we continue to roll out our new identity among all platforms.

A new Brand Style Guide has been  developed to provide the foundation for consistent application of PURE across all media. Please note that you can access the new logo and style guide on your VBO, as well as change any information. Your replicated website on genesispure.com and livepure.com will be exactly the same and both will continue to work. Using these standards correctly builds strong brand awareness, allowing us to maintain our position as an industry leader.

We’ve been delighted by your excitement as we prepared for this launch of PURE. This initiative is a reminder of the value and impact of our mission to enrich lives through smart, simplified nutrition and a supportive culture.

Live PURE,

Daren Hogge

 

 

Ask the Expert: Frequently Asked Questions

At Genesis PURE, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Here are the most popular questions from the previous week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: How much EPA, DHA, and DPA are in Mila?

A: EPA, DHA and DPA are all omega-3 fatty acids. Mila contains 4 grams of essential fatty acids, 3 grams of omega-3 and 1 gram of omega-6. The type of omega-3 fatty acid in Mila is ALA or alpha-linolenic acid. The body converts ALA into EPA, DHA, and DPA, so technically Mila does not actually contain these fatty acids. Everyone’s ability to convert ALA to EPA, DHA, and DPA will vary, so it is difficult to say how much of each you will actually get from consuming it.

Q: Does your GPS Energize contain dairy?

A: No, GPS Energize does not contain milk.

Q: What is the best way to take supplements and what should the timing be between each?

A: We are currently working on a helpful guide on when to take our supplements. Please check online on the Recommended Use page for each product in question. For products that contain caffeine, including Metabolic ONE, Green Coffee Bean, PURE Café, we suggest not taking them together as you don’t want to consume too much caffeine at once.

Q: Do any of your products contain lutein, and if so, what amount?

A: Yes, our Daily Build contains lutein. One serving contains 2mg of lutein which is about the same amount you would find in a cup of cooked broccoli, sweet corn, Brussels sprouts, or about a 1/2 cup of cooked green peas or summer squash.

Hip hip hooray for Dad!

Father’s Day is on June 18, just around the corner.  He may not admit it, but he probably doesn’t want another striped tie to add to his collection. And his toolbox is likely overflowing. This year, give him something special that makes him feel good. After all, he has always offered a caring heart to you.

Today’s dads are either juggling work, raising children, or enjoying retirement. Hopefully they are all trying to stay fit.  Show you care by gifting him with Genesis PURE™ products. Sharing the importance of living a Whole Health lifestyle is a heartfelt way to say, “I love you, Dad,” and a thought he’ll really appreciate.

Dad’s love the Genesis PURE Sports (GPS) products, part of our LIVE PURE Performance line. These five all-natural supplements will fortify his workouts, whether he’s in the gym, out for a jog, or on the playground.

  • GPS REBUILD is designed to help promote post-exercise muscle recovery and muscle tissue maintenance.* Each serving provides protein and carbohydrates, combined with essential vitamins, minerals, creatine, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). It also contains 20 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbohydrates.
  • GPS ADAPT combines Moomiyo with an array of other adaptogens such as golden root, reishi mushroom, cordyceps mushroom, and codonopsis to support his workout.
  • GPS ENERGIZE is formulated with antioxidant vitamin C, other vitamins and minerals, and amino acids. It also contains B vitamins and natural sources of caffeine to support mental focus before exercise.*
  • GPS CIRCULATE combines L-arginine with a spectrum of other amino acids and complementary nutrients to support muscle health before exercise.*
  • GPS HYDRATE replenishes vital fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients lost during exercise. It includes a blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and B vitamins. The formula also helps to quench thirst by supporting rehydration.

For the Dad on the go, ENERGY is a better alternative to other caffeinated and sugar-laden drinks on the market. It provides vitamins, minerals, and natural caffeine to help stimulate alertness, ease fatigue, and fuel his focus. Dad can take the convenient stick packs with him to the office, to the gym, and to soccer practice.

There’s nothing unmanly about looking good! Dad will appreciate the C’VOSA™ five-step skincare system, part of our LIVE PURE BEAUTY line of products. These products are designed to gently remove impurities, revitalize, smooth, and soften skin, while helping him maintain a healthy, masculine glow.

Natural ingredients, including chia, help cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate and condition the skin. Notes of jojoba and sunflower oils work to soften the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Cleanser, Scrub, Toner, Serum and Moisturizer are designed to work together to help minimize the harshness that shaving can cause, to exfoliate, to clear pores, to soothe the skin after shaving, to hydrate the skin, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Learn more.

Who couldn’t use a bit more energy? Give Dad a bottle of GoYin superfruit juice. The taste is phenomenal and it will improve his vigor and well-being, as well as decrease any feelings of tension or fatigue he may have.*

These are just a handful of great products that Genesis PURE offers. Discover others that are sure to put a smile on his face. Helping him experience a lifestyle of Whole Health is one of the best gifts of all.

And on top of all that, you can always offer to do his chores for him!

*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.

Quench your thirst

We’ve heard it again and again; water is essential for our bodies. It is the main component of cells, tissues, and organs, comprising about 60% of our body, based on body composition.

Water regulates body temperature, removes toxins, controls heart rate, protects organs and tissues, and transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.1 The truth is, we would die in a few days without it. Yet, so many of us neglect to consume enough water throughout the day, and over time, this can lead to chronic dehydration, fatigue, constipation, fluctuations in blood pressure, and other health concerns.

It is estimated that 75% of Americans have mild, chronic dehydration; a pretty scary statistic for a nation that has regular access to tap and bottled water! Just as a car cannot run without gas, the body cannot survive without water. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43% of adults drink less than four cups of water per day. That includes 36% who drink one to three cups and 7% who drink none. Yes, water needs vary from person to person, but we are certainly falling short of the recommendation. The Mayo Clinic and Institute of Medicine recommends we drink about 1.9 liters per day, which equates to about eight 8-ounce glasses of water. While there’s no hard evidence supporting the 8 by 8 rule, it’s easy to remember.

Functions of water in the body

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Hydration and Exercise

Thirst may be a reliable indicator that you need to drink more water, but the more active you are, the less reliable that indicator becomes. Studies have shown that by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated; plus, a mere 2% drop in hydration may lead to an 8-10% decrease in performance. The amount of water needed will vary and depends on age, sex, body type, health level and activity. A good rule of thumb: the color of your urine should be light yellow to clear; however, if you supplement with B-vitamins, this tip will not apply. Other signs of dehydration are cramps, dizziness, fatigue, and lightheadedness.

Tips for Staying Hydrated

One of the easiest ways to stay hydrated is to carry a bottle of water at all times, but we can obtain our servings in a multitude of ways. Water can come from fruits, vegetables, and low sodium broth-based soups. Make it a habit to drink water as soon as you wake up and before every meal and snack. Also try calorie-free fruit-flavored water or create your own beverage by adding sliced cucumber, orange, or berries. Track your water intake using your phone or Excel spreadsheet and set reminders throughout the day to drink more.

Be aware of your environment. The drier the climate, the more water your body will lose. For instance, flying in a plane is very dehydrating to the body.

Also, stay well hydrated before engaging in activities such as running, walking, cycling, or lifting weights. Be mindful of how your body functions. If you notice signs of dehydration, including headaches, decreased urine output, or extreme thirst, make sure to speak with your doctor.

So, three cheers to delicious, refreshing water. Ditch the morning coffee, the afternoon soda and the evening wine and switch to what your body really loves and needs … water.

References

  1. Jéquier, E. & Constant, F. Water as an essential nutrient: the physiological basis of hydration. Eur J Clin Nutr 64, 115–123 (2010).

Making a world of difference

IBOs James and Taryn Leiker and their two children are shining examples of People United Reaching Everyone. In February 2016, they discovered the King’s Ransom — a U.S. non-profit organization whose goal is to build 1,000 homes for the extremely poor living in Nicaragua.  It was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. To them it perfectly represented the Whole Health lifestyle.

They set a goal to raise enough money to build five homes. This sparked an interest in their children, Reece (12) and Channing (8), to start their own business selling homemade laundry detergent in order to raise money to help the cause. They were determined to build five homes just like their parents had, with a goal to raise $26,000 in twelve months.

Reece and Channing used recycled Genesis PURE™ Superfruit bottles to hold their detergent, secured a corporate sponsor to cover expenses, and launched their campaign in July 2016.  Every Saturday morning they set up a booth at the local farmer’s market. By September they raised $5,200 for the first house; they raised $17,000 by November; and, in January they were invited to Nicaragua to see their houses being built.

During her Nicaragua visit, Reece witnessed the families living in poverty and knew this was a project she would always be proud of. Upon returning to the States, Reece and Channing raised over $10,000 in a few weeks, exceeding their five-house goal in seven months! To date, the Leiker family has raised $60,758.42 which will help build more than eleven homes. Taryn will be returning to Nicaragua in July 2017.