There’s ‘pumpkin’ to talk about

Pull up a chair and make yourself a delicious cup of PURE Café. Fall is here, my favorite season! We’re excited to debut our limited-edition PURE Café Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee drink just in time for the season.

Sipping on your favorite coffee is a treat any morning, but I especially enjoy my cup o’ Joe when the temperatures start to dip. I love holding a warm cup while picking out pumpkins or accompanying my child as they walk the neighborhood on Halloween. The smell of coffee elicits good feelings any time of the day.

Just as coffee casts a trance on our senses, so does the season. The air turns crisp and comfortable. We can pull on a comfy sweatshirt at the football game. The leaves start changing to beautiful reds and yellows, turning our world into a colorful palette. We start adding cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin spice to things like soups, teas and cookies which make our homes smell warm and cozy. Add to that a crackling fire in the fireplace, and the mood is set.

PURE Café Pumpkin Spice

This delicious blend of pumpkin, cinnamon and clove stirs up that fall feeling and just warms the heart. If you are a coffee lover, and lover of the season, you’ll fall for this new flavor. It’s the perfect seasonal drink to accompany a slice of pumpkin bread or warm apple pie.

Not only is the taste amazing, PURE Café suppresses appetite so you can limit the amount of calories you eat throughout the day. This balanced blend works double time to help speed up your body’s ability to burn fat. A key ingredient is garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit native to Indonesia. It helps suppress appetite and increases feelings of fullness. Bioperine, or black pepper extract, enhances the absorption of key, active nutrients so your body can more efficiently utilize them.*

PURE Cafe contains:

  • Antioxidants that protect the body against free radical damage*
  • B vitamins that increase energy and supports mental clarity*
  • Polyphenol-rich oolong tea that supports well-being*
  • 155mg of natural sources of caffeine
  • A hint of stevia for natural sweetness

To enjoy PURE Café Pumpkin Spice, simply add one packet to 4-6 fl. oz. of hot water and mix well. Use every morning to help curb hunger. It’s delicious hot or cold.

Order your limited-edition PURE Café Pumpkin Spice today and savor the flavor of fall!

 

A bountiful fall harvest

I greatly enjoyed shopping for fresh berries, peaches, cherries, and nectarines during the summer months, filling my basket with the most vibrant flavors and colors summer has to offer.  As seasons change, so do the fruits and vegetables that are at their peak, or “in season.”

Now that fall is here, I can still find berries in the store, but they don’t always taste as fresh, juicy or sweet because they are not at their peak time for harvest. Technically, almost all food can be grown somewhere throughout the world at any time of the year, but fruits and vegetables consumed within a few days of being picked, rather than trucked across the country and sitting in storage, taste better and may even contain more nutrients.

In addition to corn mazes, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Halloween candy, the signs of fall include delicious, robust flavors from fresh apples, pears, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, seasonal squash and more. The list is extensive, so be sure to add a new fruit or vegetable to your shopping cart next time you’re at the store!

Apples:

We are all aware of the “apple a day” adage. These sweet fall favorites are loaded with antioxidants which fight off free radicals.  Some varieties, like Fuji, are highest in phenolic compounds and flavonoids.1 Apples are also packed with vitamin C and pectin, a type of soluble fiber that helps with digestion.  Some apples are better for cooking, while others can be enjoyed raw, so pick the right apple for your needs. Make sure you enjoy the peel, as the skin contains up to six times the antioxidant content as the flesh.

Pears:

Another fall favorite, pears are higher in pectin than apples. Pectin is a soluble fiber that helps lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol and helps promote regularity and fullness. Pears are also a good source of vitamin C, copper and potassium.3 Pears are mild and sweet, and full of antioxidant phytonutrients like quercetin, so enjoy these fat-free, cholesterol-free and 100-calorie fall gifts.

Brussels sprouts:

Cruciferous vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, which may help protect the body against health concerns. They are also a good source of Vitamins A and C, potassium, folate, iron and fiber. Cruciferous vegetables are unique in that they are rich in glucosinolates, a sulfur-containing compound that imparts a pungent aroma and unique taste.2 Scientists are currently researching glucosinolates and their health-promoting properties.

Sweet potatoes:

Sweet potatoes peak during the fall. They pack a nutritional punch and are often a popular side dish on Thanksgiving tables. Similar to squash, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, giving it (and other orange fruit and vegetables) their vibrant color. Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A and promotes healthy eyesight. Squash and sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium and quercetin when eaten with the skin on. Don’t ruin these nutritional powerhouses with marshmallows or syrups. Instead, add spices, such as cinnamon, to give them unique flavors.

Squash:

Squash is another versatile and delicious vegetable that often takes center stage on tables as decoration during the fall months. But did you know that squash is actually a broad term used to describe various vegetables such as pumpkins and zucchinis?

Summer squash is available through October when winter squash crops into season.  This gourd comes in many varieties, including acorn squash, butternut squash, delicta squash and spaghetti squash (a personal favorite). Each variety packs a nutritious punch with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Be sure to try all kinds!

Stock up now on the season’s best

Don’t forget about pomegranates, rutabagas, cauliflower and a whole host of other seasonal produce.  If your local grocery store doesn’t have the particular fruits and vegetables you are looking for, then check out your local farmers market or CSA (http://www.localharvest.org/), or visit a pick-your-own farm near you (www.pickyourown.org).

You can get a whole bushel of nutrition from Greens by PURE. Greens is made up of four Proprietary PURE Blends that utilize some of the most beneficial superfoods, botanicals, superfruits, and mushrooms available, giving your life the edge it craves and deserves. In this way, your body is benefiting from the whole fruit and vegetable.

 

1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC442131/

2https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/cruciferous-vegetables

3https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/22-high-fiber-foods

The pioneering spirit of PURE IBOs

It’s Columbus Day, when we celebrate Christopher Columbus’ traditional discovery of the Americas on behalf of the crowns of Castile and Aragon, crowns that would later form the nucleus of modern-day Spain. Today we honor a pioneer who was not afraid to explore new opportunities.

Columbus spent years lobbying Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon, asking them to fund an expedition to establish a western sea passage to the East Indies. At that time, the spice trade that travelled the Silk Road from India and China to Europe had been cut off by the Ottoman Empire, starving Europe of food flavorings such as ginger, pepper and turmeric. By the way, these are spices used in products by PURE today. A sea route around the southern tip of Africa was still some years off. Thus, there was a great demand for spices. Tremendous wealth would be made by anyone who could find and deliver supplies.

We all know that Columbus did not set out to find the Americas. He wished to approach the East Indies from an easterly direction. However, this would mean crossing the Western Ocean, an ocean that was estimated to be between 2,000 and 12,000 miles wide. Columbus mistakenly believed in the lesser distance so that when, after five weeks of sailing, his expedition reached an island in the Bahamas, he assumed he had sailed around the far side of Planet Earth and arrived in India. He and his 80-plus men assumed the natives were “Indians” and, sadly, that name stuck.

While prospective PURE Independent Business Owners do not risk losing the lives of themselves and 80 men on the ocean, they are still all business pioneers. The biggest difference is that they are not pushing out into the unknown: PURE has been in business for over ten years and the products have stood the test of time, and are trusted by consumers here in the Americas and around the world.

Have a look at livepure.com and, when you decide to take the plunge with our business opportunity, it will be plain sailing from then on, with PURE.

The Acai “Beauty” Berry

The acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is an incredible berry that has an impressive nutritional composition. Acai is reddish-purple in color and has a tangy flavor. It is small and round and comes from acai palm trees native to the rainforests of South America. There, the locals extract the juice from the fruit by soaking it in water, pressing it and sieving.1

Known as the “beauty berry,” the acai is deep purple pigment is high in anthocyanins, a powerful class of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants. Antioxidants are important because they protect the body from free radicals and play a part in the fight against aging.

Acai for the heart

Acai has the added benefits of the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. These are required for proper structure and function of every cell in the body. They may benefit heart health and play a crucial role in brain function, growth and development. Omega-3 may be beneficial for the heart and omega-6 (linoleic acid) and omega-9 (oleic acid) may help maintain blood cholesterol levels already within normal range. *

Acai for the skin

Acai has a greater antioxidant content than any of the berries that typically are contained in the American diet, including raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.  Antioxidants play a huge role in the body’s defense against the aging process by blocking free radical damage to our skin and other tissues. It’s believed that ingesting antioxidants is just as important, if not more so, than applying them topically to the skin itself.*

Acai by PURE

Acai superfruit by PURE is unique as it contains no added sugar, maximizing the benefits of this powerful fruit. It contains the whole berry, including the skin and fruit pulp, and is not diluted with other juices. It is also gluten free, non-GMO and kosher. Plus, the taste is delicious!

How to enjoy Acai Superfruit

Take 1 fl. oz. in the morning and in the afternoon. Additional servings may be taken throughout the day, if desired. Acai may be taken alone or mixed with other superfruit juices by PURE. Try making your own smoothies with Acai Superfruit.

Be sure to keep the bottle refrigerated and shake well before use. Once opened, Acai should be consumed within 30 days. We do not recommend children to take Acai.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking a prescription medication, or have a medical condition, consult a physician before using this product.

To order Acai Superfruit, visit livepure.com, and discover recipes using Acai and our other superfruit juices here.

1 https://www.teadorabeauty.com/blogs/all/81575238-acai-the-beauty-berry-a-brazilian-superfruit-gone-global

 

 

IBO, Kristi Baker sees real changes with Team28

Here at PURE, people are seeing great results with the Team28! Participating in Team28 involves committing to a 28-day detox plan. Carefully selected products by PURE help detoxification by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes.*

One of our participants was Independent Business Owner (IBO) Kristi Baker. Kristi joined PURE in July 2018 with the Be Fulfilled Pack. She had been exercising consistently but not seeing a lot of change. When she started taking products by PURE, she experienced more energy and felt healthier. Then she learned about Team28 and decided to make some real changes. She was interested in cleansing out the junk and resetting her metabolism.

In addition to being an IBO, Kristi works as a chef for a large church in Katy, Texas. She enjoys cooking for her two young boys and husband and giving food as gifts — especially sweets. 

“I started my detox journey in August,” Kristi said. “I followed the plan as closely as I could, despite life’s daily challenges. I had tried unsuccessfully for years to reduce my weight.  After 28 days, I was down 7 pounds from 145!  I was more lean and muscular.

As a former Disney® employee, Kristi is inspired by quotes from Walt Disney, particularly ‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them,’ and ‘Keep moving forward.’ She says, “I like to encourage people to just get started. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to try.”  Kristi believes in keeping her eyes on the goal, celebrating the little accomplishments along the way and not getting caught up in the final product. She says, “Instead, try to be a better you than you were yesterday. Small steps, when maintained, lead to BIG changes!”

Join Kristi by participating in Team28 and get your health back on track. We are continuing the program through the end of the year, as people are seeing incredible results.

Submit your before and after photos here. We’ll send you a PURE headband and Team28 logo!

Read other success stories on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/livepureglobal/. Find some delicious recipes for your detox here: https://gplivepure.com/2018/09/21/hit-your-detox-goals-with-delicious-recipes/.

Individual results may vary. Share the plan with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

Disney is a registered trademark of the Walt Disney Company. PURE Gen Holdings, Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks of others. PURE Gen Holdings, Inc. and this publication are not authorized, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by Disney.

The Fountain of Youth

On a daily basis, I consult with patients who are searching for the secret to younger-looking, glowing, healthy-appearing skin. The discussion usually begins with my riffling through their shopping bags full of expensive moisturizers and serums that they’ve purchased from a leading department or health food stores. The discussion usually ends with me choosing one or two of these high-end creams that may have some positive impact on skin appearance and health. But, we also have to discuss the fact that the skin is a living organ. So, just as important as it is to treat one’s skin from the outside, it is also important that we nourish the skin from the inside in order to promote and prolong its youthful appearance.

At PURE, we have mastered anti-aging skincare in the traditional sense with the development of Ciello, a revolutionary blend of peptides and botanicals that markedly reduce skin dullness, inelasticity, sun spots and other signs of aging. Besides maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, what else can we do to slow the signs of aging, while getting closer to that proverbial “fountain of youth”?

Sulfur – the ancient element

One of the oldest antimicrobials known to man is elemental sulfur, which has historical references dating back as early as the Bible. It is used in over-the-counter and prescription acne medications and prescription antibiotics for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Many people seek out the opportunity to bathe in natural hot springs, as it is believed that the sulfur content of these waters is helpful in healing skin irritations and rashes, and other ailments.  Sulfur is also found in plants, human and animal tissues and is the most abundant element in the human body. The mineral is also known to be important for the synthesis of collagen, a major component of skin, hair and nails. Because our bodies cannot manufacture sulfur, it must be obtained in the diet from fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, eggs and poultry. Supplementing with Organic Sulfur may be helpful in slowing the collagen loss that results in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, keeping the bacteria and fungi that cause blemishes at bay and growing longer, stronger and healthier looking hair and nails.

The “Beauty Berry”

Its nickname alone, makes the inclusion of Acaí Superfruit juice, a daily part of your skincare routine. Besides being packed with proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, acaí is known as the “beauty berry” because it is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants. In fact, the fruit of the acai palm tree, native to Central and South Americas, reportedly has a greater antioxidant content than other berries most common to the American diet, including raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.  Why is this important?

To some degree our skin is going to age naturally over time, through normal quiescence of cells and breakdown of collagen and elastin, which gives skin its plumpness and smoothness. At the same time, aging can occur at an accelerated rate when we are exposed to free radical damage.  Free radicals are produced from environmental toxins like tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun, or even the byproducts of digested foods. Antioxidants play a huge role in the body’s defense against the aging process by blocking free radical damage to our skin and other tissues.  It is believed that ingesting antioxidants is just as important, if not more so, than applying them topically to the skin. Acaí Superfruit juice sets itself apart from other acai juice supplements by containing the juice of the whole fruit – pulp and skin. So, you get the maximum amount of the good stuff in its purest form.

The “Happy Berry”

Like acaí, the goji berry or “happy berry” also contains antioxidants. Both fruits are high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are believed to be the two fats most important to good health. These fats are aptly named because they perform essential biological functions in humans and must be obtained from food — they cannot be manufactured in the human body.  Besides being critical for good cardiovascular and neurological health, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play key roles in proper skin functioning and appearance and in hair growth.

In ancient Chinese medicine, the goji berry is well known for promoting a sense of calm and well-being, healthy sleep and longevity. Goji Superfruit juice contains pure goji berry juice undiluted and without other juice fillers. It is also high in vitamins A and C, two vitamins that are necessary for healthy-appearing skin and hair growth and for collagen synthesis. Remember we briefly discussed collagen above. It is the key to skin thickness in youthful skin. Vitamins A and C help to slow its age-related breakdown, delaying the onset of thin skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

So, is there truly a fountain of youth? Probably not.  But, Organic Sulfur, Goji Superfruit and Acai Superfruit may help bring you a little bit closer to it. Learn more about these products at livepure.com.

 

Dr. Tanya Reddick Rodgers, a PURE Wellness Advisory Board member, is a board certified dermatologist with extensive training in general, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology, and dermatological surgery. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where she served as an integral part of the Multicultural Skin of Color Clinic designed to meet the unique skin care needs of all of those with skin of color, including the African-American, Asian, Latino, and Middle-Eastern communities.

Dr. Rodgers is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Diplomate for the American Board of Dermatology, and a member of the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

In addition to her professional societies, Dr. Rodgers is a published author in peer-reviewed journals and a dermatology treatment textbook. Her greatest motivation is in ensuring the best aesthetic results possible for her patients.

*Wellness Advisory Board members are compensated for their role on the Wellness Advisory Board.

 

Hit your detox goals with delicious recipes

Now is the time to get your health back on track, and support your weight loss journey with PURE’s 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs.  People are seeing amazing results! In just one week, you’ll remove harmful toxins from the body and experience better digestion, more energy, improved mental clarity, fewer sugar cravings and reduced body fat.*

To help you on your journey, we’re sharing the following recipes that are easy to make using products by PURE that are part of the Detox Packs. These are delicious and nutritious ways to experience Whole Health and support you on your detox journey.

Simply blend the ingredients together and enjoy!

Summertime Detox Drink

  • 1 Grape ENERGY
  • 1 scoop of GPS Hydrate
  • 1/3 cup of strawberries
  • A bottle of water
  • Ice

Heaven In Your Mouth

  • One packet of PURE Café
  • 6-8 fl. oz. of unsweetened, nut-based milk
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Ice

Seasonal tip: Want a festive fall twist on this recipe? Use the Limited-Edition PURE Cafe in Pumpkin Spice!

Blue Green Goddess

  • 1 Mixed Berry ENERGY
  • One scoop of Greens
  • One scoop of Mila
  • 1 fl. oz. of GoYin
  • 1 cup water
  • Ice

Our bodies naturally remove toxins through seven channels of elimination. Carefully selected products by PURE help this process by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results. You’re on your way to a lifestyle of Whole Health.

Learn more at https://livepure.com/7-day-detox.

Detox your body with PURE:

Detox Pack — This combination of herbs and botanicals effectively helps facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting your weight loss journey during the 7-day and 28-day detox plans.

Detox Plus Pack — This pack was created with two in mind. Grab your weight loss partner and get ready for success!

HealthTrim® Cleanse (capsule or liquid) — A blend of cleansing herbs and botanicals. Cascara sagrada, the primary ingredient in Capsule Cleanse, has traditionally been used to support the body’s primary channel of elimination and aid in regularity.*

Probiotic — Following your cleanse, use this formula of pro- and prebiotics to help foster beneficial bacterial growth and help maintain a healthy digestive system balance.

Order your products by PURE today and start enjoying overall health and wellness.