Last weekend Team RLEI hosted its June Facebook Party. Here’s a recap of the information shared…
Welcome! Today I’m going to quickly share 10 of our best natural tips for staying healthy as a man in today’s demanding world. Men today are professionals, sons, brothers, husbands, dads, providers, homemakers, and seem like they’re made of steel to their family and friends. But only if you don’t forget to take care of yourself so thanks in advance for following along!
And it goes without saying, treat yourself to a mug of your favorite coffee blend as we go…
TIP #1. Men are much less likely than women to visit doctors regularly, take symptoms seriously, and live a healthful lifestyle. Maybe that’s one reason why women have a seven-year average survival advantage on men. Make it simple and maximize your time spent getting your nutrients in. Do something that packs a punch, that’s “all in one”, and contributes to better all over, cardiovascular, and digestive health.
Shaklee’s “Vitalizer” is supplementation made simple. A unique, clinically supported solution that packs essential nutrition into a convenient, everyday, go-anywhere Vita-Strip®. Designed to enhance absorption, Vitalizer provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega-3s, and healthy probiotics—all in one Vitalizer Vita-Strip®. It’s based on 12 clinical studies and a first-of-its-kind Landmark Study. The Patent-pending delivery system is designed to enhance absorption of key nutrients. Vitalizer supports heart, bone, joint, immune, digestive, brain and vision health, and physical energy. With formulas customized for men, women and adults over 50.
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TIP #2. Around the age of 40, the prostate gland begins a growth spurt that results in symptoms such as frequent nighttime urination. The good news is that this condition, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, can be prevented or reversed by taking extracts of two herbs: saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and pygeum (Pygeum africanum). Dozens of studies have shown that these herbs work in improving urinary flow without adverse side-effects.
Shaklee’s “Saw Palmetto Complex” helps maintain proper urinary flow. It contains a unique natural blend of saw palmetto berry extract, pumpkinseed oil, and enriched sources of beta-sitosterols and other valuable phytosterols.
(Note: Non-VEG product.)
TIP #3. Prostate cancer is on the rise. Avoid saturated and trans fats, which may fuel prostate cancer growth, and incorporate protective foods, such as soy, green tea and tomatoes, into your diet. In addition, make sure your daily nutritional supplement contains high doses of the antioxidant selenium (200 micrograms) and vitamin E (800 IU), which have been shown to dramatically lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Shaklee’s “Vita-E® 400 IU” provide 400 IU of naturally occurring vitamin E which supports heart, brain, and prostate health and promotes lung, colon, and immune function.
TIP #4. It takes a lot of energy to tackle a day’s work head on. Food and drinks that can give you that extra energetic boost include trail mix, edamame, whole grain cereals, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, guarana fruit, and coffee. (On a side note, consuming four or more cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence and disease progression, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control.)
Shaklee’s “CorEnergy” uses a cordyceps extract from a mushroom in China that has been found to enhance stamina, possibly by promoting more efficient use of oxygen and enhancing cardiovascular health. It also contains green tea extract for the antioxidant benefits of one cup of green tea. Three capsules provide herbal adaptogens and antioxidant phytonutrients that support the body’s own ability to maintain energy and resist everyday fatigue.
(Note: Non-VEG product.)
TIP #5. Let’s talk about sex. Most cases of erectile dysfunction (impotence) have a physical cause: You’re just not getting enough blood to the area in question. If you’re taking drugs, review them with your doctor, as many can worsen erectile function and impair libido. Smoking also significantly impairs erectile function. Several herbs have been shown to improve sexual function. Ginkgo biloba increases blood flow to the penis, and Panax ginseng, oats, horny goat weed, maca and seroctin improve libido.
TIP #6. If you’re all about that muscle…aerobic exercise is great for cardiovascular conditioning, but it’s vastly inferior to weight training in attacking the “flab factor.” Recent research has shown that as little as once-weekly resistance exercise can improve muscle strength.
Shaklee’s “Physique” with BIO-BUILD®, a unique blend of protein and carbohydrate sources, has been clinically proven to naturally activate and enhance the body’s recover process after exercise. It supports muscle repair and helps rebuild firm, lean muscle.
(Note: Non-VEG product.)
TIP #7. When you want your mind power to match your muscle strength:
Shaklee’s “MindWorks” key nutrients have been shown in three clinical studies and dozens of laboratory studies to immediately enhance mental sharpness and focus and protect against age-related mental decline. Scientific studies have shown the key ingredients in MindWorks work in 3 ways:
• Immediate improvement in cognitive performance, 3X better than the control group. Over time, neural connections become less efficient, impairing our ability to recall, think, and respond. A key nutrient in MindWorks was shown in multiple clinical studies to significantly enhance memory, sharpen focus, and improve reaction time.
• Protects against age-related mental decline. Key nutrients in MindWorks were shown in laboratory studies to promote the formation of new neural connections and in a clinical study to reduce brain shrinkage rate by 30% over two years. In addition, MindWorks key nutrients were shown in laboratory studies to effectively cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain.
• Supports healthy circulation. Blood circulation is critical for delivery of oxygen and key nutrients to the brain. It is linked to neural activity.
TIP #8. We know, we know, what’s on the outside of your head matters a lot to men too. Many people falsely believe the main sign that genetic baldness is setting in is witnessing large volumes of hair fall out. The majority of people will lose between 50 and 100 scalp hairs per day. This is completely normal. However, problems with baldness arise when these hairs are not replaced by the natural cycle. This ‘thinning’ can take a while to become easily apparent. But when it does, be ready for it.
Shaklee’s ProSanté® “Nourishing Scalp Treatment” includes 10 powerful vitamins, minerals, and herbs uniquely formulated to create an environment for optimal hair growth and health. Its residue-free formula is clinically proven to strengthen hair and thicken by reducing hair loss during combing. Soothes scalp irritation and protects scalp’s natural, healthful oil/moisture balance for healthier hair growth. Nourishing Scalp Treatment can be used daily on wet or dry hair.
TIP #9. We also know men of every age want their hygiene routine as simple and easy as possible. You need your hairbrush and shampoo/conditioner, your toothbrush and toothpaste/floss, a good cleanser like Shaklee’s “Meadow Blend Cleansing bar” (mild, soap-free, pH-balanced, biodegradable cleansing bar), a deodorant like Shaklee’s “Desert Wind Antiperspirant Roll On”, and a basic lotion like “Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream” (perfect for soothing dry, chapped and rough skin including callouses on knees, elbows and feet).
For those other pesky skin issues, Shaklee’s patented “Acne Clarifying Complex” uses naturally derived salicylic acid to penetrate pores, clearing up blemishes and protecting against future breakouts. Plus, it promotes a healthy oil/moisture balance so, over time, skin looks cleaner, clearer, and smoother. Even if you don’t experience acne, it helps to control shine and provide a matte finish. Ideal for both teens and adults, it contains targeted botanicals, including extracts of licorice, burdock, watercress, tea tree oil, and manuka oil, as well as vitamins B6, A, and E, and zinc gluconate. Paraben Free.
TIP #10. It’s important to maintain close relationships. Another thing women seem to do better than men! Make a point to strengthen ties with your family and friends. Volunteer work, religious ties, even pets, anything that keeps you involved with others reduces stress and enhances health.
Thanks for joining today! I hope there was something informative here that made it worthwhile. You can find any of the Shaklee products mentioned in further detail here:
You can also purchase them directly online or call or email our office at 949-645-7373 and firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to help!