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Testimonial Tuesdays – Lupus

Good Tuesday Morning!  I’m going to be adding a new category to be featured on Tuesdays with testimonials from my company.  I feel it’s an obligation of mine to spread this information to as many people as I can, if I can help one, I can help more!

The first testimonial is about lupus, by a good friend of mine Boni Wendel who is a nurse practitioner at Colombia St. Mary’s.

Here’s her story:

“I am a health professional and when I found out that my husband had lupus I studied and researched what would be available to help him. I would use either traditional medicine or nutritional supplements.  He was an avid runner prior to his diagnosis.  This disease had ravaged him to about 150 pounds and sleeping at least 18 hours per day.  His state of health was not acceptable to him and I set out on a journey to get him well.

I attended any and all seminars on auto-immune diseases and from my education knew that these auto-immune diseases are all about inflammation.  The body for some reason sees certain tissues as foreign and sends out anti-bodies against them.  Lupus focuses on the connective tissues which cause weakness of the joints, malaise and a general flu-like feeling.

A friend of mine introduced me to OPC3.  Its properties are anti-inflammatory in nature.  Its action is a tremendous help in the calming the body and allowing it to heal.  Up until then all he could take was prednisone for a flare of his symptoms which actually would make he feel better but hungry and irritable.  The OPC 3 was the ticket.

Western medicine recommends fish oil for inflammation.  The dose has to be quite high 6-9 grams daily.  I researched fish oil and he would have had to take at least 18 capsules a day and the mercury in them would have its own deleterious effects.  I was willing to pay out-of-pocket for prescriptions strength Omega 3 fish oil but it would have cost about $750.00/month to use off label.  Prescription strength is highly filtered and high dose so that he would not have to take as many capsules.

The Market America Omega 3 provides 3 grams (verses 4 grams in prescription strength) with highly filtered fish oil at a fraction of the cost.  We spend about $75.00/month for the Omega 3.  When people say that our Omega 3 fish oil is expensive I chuckle to myself as they know not of what they speak.

My husband has had remarkable success and is back to running and took up biking as well.  What we save on the cost of prescription strength Omega 3 fish oil we now invest in high-tech bicycles!  He is disappointed that his times are not as fast but he feels blessed that is his more himself.  We have also added CoQ10 (recommended for muscle function), multivitamin of course and the activated B complex.

I have him back thanks to the high quality products with their unique delivery system.”

If you have any questions about the products or any questions for Boni, please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can!  Also, please pass this on to anyone you may know who is dealing with lupus.

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The Beauty of a Product Brokerage Company

A little about my company; and what motivates me!  I own a shop.com site that product brokers for over 2500 products that my husband and I use daily, ok we don’t use all 2500, but I would say I LOT!  As a product brokerage company our company does not manufacture any one product or specialize in a single service, which allows us to swing with the marketplace and capitalize on current consumer demands.

Unlike many niche companies that live or die by the success of one product, we are able to offer a variety of products and brands across numerous multibillion-dollar markets. From health and nutrition to cosmetics, weight management to home and garden, we will always provide the most popular products.  This flexibility ensures stability, profitability and most importantly, longevity.

I’m specializing now in our Motives Cosmetics line.  This product brokerage concept allows me to always carry the best of the best.  Since one manufacturer may create the best mascara and another creates the best eye liner, I have access to both.  In my many marketing classes over the years, we were taught that huge companies take a product and label it with one label, and take the same product and label it another brand.  Similar to this concept, we are able to tap into the best products in each market.

In addition, we form long-lasting relationships with our manufacturers, and unlike some companies, we don’t just shop around for the best price. Instead, relationships are established with manufacturers that will produce consistent quality products from year to year.

When a popular ingredient is discovered, we are able to quickly develop new products and bring them to market because of this business model. Every year, new products and product lines are being created to stay ahead of the competition. And since only limited quantities are stored in-house at any given time, this cuts down on consumer cost and ensures the freshest potency.

The product brokerage concept carries far beyond our exclusive brands. Through SHOP.COM, we can offer millions of additional products and services from well-known stores like Target, Nike, REI and more. The cost is the same as it would be shopping directly from the store’s site, but with our partnerships we are able to pay Cashback, whereas individual sites do not.

This company and these concepts are my motivation!  In fact, it keeps me up at night with all the possibilities running through my head!  Happy Saturday!

Morning Routines

It’s the weekend, more time for ourselves right?  I hope!  On my morning walk, I thought of how important consistency is in our lives.  Each and every morning I take my yellow lab for a walk, drink my Isotonix, and read the daily passage from my Daily Word.  Doesn’t sound like much does it, but I want to discuss how important consistency and the ability to connect with our body, nature and God is each day!

First, by allowing yourself some “you” time, you are able to sort out what’s really important in your life.  What to focus your time and energy on.  There are so many distractions in our lives, from spouses, family, kids, texts, social media, phone calls, and the list goes on and on; it’s imperative to cut out a chunk of time for yourself; if that’s 5 minutes or longer.  I do this while on my morning walk.  Although I live in the city, I’m lucky enough to have a small park that has a walking trail through the woods with a gentle river running through it.

Second is the importance of nature in our lives.  Today the number of people living in urban areas has passed the number living in rural areas.  Plus the evidence is compelling that frequent exposure to the natural world improves mental health, it offers a deep sense of inner peace, and in many ways improves the quality of life.  So get out there!

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Third, I drink my Isotonix cocktail.  When it comes to nutrition in our bodies, we have become busier than ever, making it harder than ever to find and provide our bodies with the right nutrition.  In addition to that, our food has become exponentially nutrient deficient.  That’s why it’s so important to supplement.  Enjoying good health and lifelong vitality isn’t the result of an overnight transformation, it happens one day at a time with a consistent high quality, bio-available nutritional supplement.

And finally, and most importantly I connect with God by reading the Daily Word.  I’ve found that sometimes people find it hard to talk to God and listen to what he has to say.  A very simple solution I’ve found is reading this Daily Word.  It’s a great start to your conversation with the Lord.  In many ways, the Daily Word has helped me through struggles that I’ve been dealing with on a daily or weekly basis.

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I hope that I’ve given you some tips on starting your day off right!

What daily positive habits do you have?