Sunrider & SPF for Healthy Summer Skin!

Do you love the glow of a healthy summer tan, outdoor fun with family and friends, and generating tons of Vitamin D from within!

Do you also fear the real dangers caused by too much sun exposure?   Then Sunrider has the perfect answer for you.

Sunrider helps prevent the damaging effects of sun exposure with an amazing antioxidant & nutrient rich line of SPF skincare products!

 

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Sunrider: Nourish & Protect Your Skin from Within!

Most of us have some type of skin care routine. Bud did you know that healthy, beautiful skin starts with good nutrition from the inside? A balanced diet with proper nutrients and rich in antioxidants is key to having your skin look great. Free radicals, both external and internal, are a factor in the skin’s deterioration, destroying healthy cells and accelerating the aging process. Free radicals particularly damage collagen, the protein that forms the basic structure of the skin. The breakdown can leave skin looking saggy and prematurely aged.

For more information about how to Nourish and Protect Your Skin from the Inside, watch our Fit Tip video by Reuben Chen, MD.

Watch Now: Nourish & Protect Your Skin from the Inside!

The Facts about Free Radicals:

Q: What causes free radicals?
A: Free radicals are caused by basic bodily processes like breathing and moving, and are also formed in ever-increasing numbers outside the body by factors such as sun exposure and pollution.

Q: So how can I fight back against free radicals?
A: With Nature’s Superheroes – Antioxidants!
Antioxidants provide significant skin care benefits when applied topically and when taken in food or supplements. Antioxidants help protect skin from free radicals and counteract the breakdown of collagen.

Q. Where can we find antioxidants?
A. Antioxidants are found in a variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. The body also creates its own antioxidant enzymes. However, our internal antioxidant systems are not 100% effective and can deteriorate with age. So we must rely on a healthy, antioxidant rich diet to more effectively combat free radicals.

Sunrider provides a convenient way to ensure you’re getting antioxidant protection and nutrients with its super-concentrated products.
Tei-Fu Metashaper provides an array of powerful antioxidants, including polyphenols, bioflavonoids, resveratrol and tea catechins to protect against free radical damage and support cellular health.

 

Sunrider VitaFruit is a genuine beauty beverage that’s loaded with concentrated herbal fruits like sea buckthorn, which supplies collagen supporting antioxidant Vitamin C, folate, carotenoids and essential fatty acids that promote skin hydration, elasticity, and suppleness.

 

Beauty Pearl features ultra concentrated herbal extracts that nourish the skin from the inside out with antioxidant vitamins A, B1 and C and royal jelly extract, a complete food with multiple nutrients that support skin renewal.

 

Fortune Delight is a refreshing herbal antioxidant beverage rich in tea catechins which support the body’s natural cleansing process and removal of free radicals from the body.  Fortune Delight is fat free and made from all natural, whole food ingredients.  It is a healthy way to hydrate around the clock.

What You Need to Know about Common Chemicals & Pesticides

Natural Earth Herbs shares an important article from the NY Post – Enjoy

Everyday chemicals you actually need to worry about

Demand for products marketed “organic” and “chemical-free” is surging these days, as cautious consumers are worried about chemicals in everything from apples to wrinkle removers. But does “chemical-free” actually mean something is safer? Neuroscientist Alison Bernstein, PhD, says no. “People say ‘chemical-free but it’s really meaningless since everything, technically speaking, is a chemical.”

In the past, highly toxic chemicals, like the pesticide DDT, were once regularly used by farmers and pest control specialists in the US. Thanks in part to the efforts of the environmental movement, which in turn led to the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency, most of these worrisome chemicals have since been replaced by less toxic alternatives. But it’s not uncommon to see headlines today claiming our food is awash in poisonous chemicals or that something as beneficial as sunscreen could cause cancer. Pesticides, sunscreen, flame resistant pajamas, even BPA-free plastics all contain chemicals. So, which products are safe and which are best avoided?

Just because something is a ‘chemical’ doesn’t mean it’s dangerous.

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By definition, virtually everything is a chemical, which is why Bernstein thinks the term “chemical-free” is meaningless and “pure marketing.” Take organic produce. It isn’t chemical-free or pesticide-free. The organic label indicates these crops are grown with natural pesticides rather than synthetic ones, but that doesn’t mean the food is safer or even more nutritious. The USDA tests conventional produce every year to ensure that pesticide residues meet their safety standards, and year after year these tests show pesticide residues across a wide range of crops to be well below established safety markers.

Natural doesn’t always mean safe.

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Whether a chemical is natural or synthetic tells you nothing about its toxicity. Almost anything can be toxic — what really matters is the dose — that’s why the basic principle of toxicology is “the dose makes the poison.” When evaluating the health effects of chemicals, Bernstein urges people to “be aware of our biases in favor of the natural and against the synthetic.” Cyanide, for example, is perfectly natural — but it can definitely kill you.

Myth: All chemicals build up in your body and cause you harm.

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All chemicals aren’t created equal. Even though concerns abound about glyphosate, the active ingredient in the pesticide sold under the brand name RoundUp, it’s actually less acutely toxic than caffeine. Glyphosate is water-soluble, which means it does not bioaccumulate (most of it is flushed out when you pee) or build up in the body over time. According to Bernstein, water-soluble chemicals, “including pesticides like RoundUp, household cleaners, even vaccines, don’t build up in your body because they don’t have the kind of chemical structure that causes a chemical to accumulate.”

There’s no such thing as ‘chemical-free’ sunscreen.

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Sunscreen is another product you don’t need to fret over. In fact, be wary of paying more for something labeled “chemical-free,” since organic, natural and mineral sunscreens all contain chemicals. Though environmental health organizations like the Environmental Working Group have warned against ingredients found in “chemical” sunscreens such as retinyl palmitate and oxybenzone, the scientific evidence doesn’t support that advice. Most scientists and physicians agree that, as long as the SPF is appropriate, mineral or so-called “chemical” sunscreens are both safe and effective. In other words, just wear your sunscreen. As Bernstein cautions, you face a “much larger, very real risk of melanoma if you choose to avoid sunscreen altogether or use [something “natural” like] coconut oil, which does not block UV light and is [still] made of chemicals.”

That doesn’t mean all chemicals are safe. High exposure can mean higher risk.

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That’s not to say all chemicals are safe. Chlorpyrifos, an insecticide banned for home use but still used in agriculture, is far more toxic than Roundup. Studies of agricultural communities and other groups with high exposures have linked chlorpyrifos to neurodevelopmental problems and poor birth outcomes. The EPA recently completed a review of chlorpyrifos and, despite concerns raised by environmental groups and EPA scientists, declined to ban the pesticide.

Whether organic or conventional, wash your fruits and vegetables.

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So does this mean you should be panicking about eating fruits and vegetables treated with chlorpyrifos? Well, probably not. Lori Hoepner, DrPH, is an environmental health scientist who researches environmental impacts on maternal and fetal health, including chlorpyrifos. She reminds us that most of the worrisome research on this pesticide looked at communities with high exposures to the chemical, primarily farm workers and their families.

Whether you eat organic or conventional produce, the National Pesticide Information Center says you can reduce pesticide exposure by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables (to avoid exposure to any single pesticide), washing produce under cool running water (don’t soak), scrubbing firm fruits and vegetables, removing the outer layer of leafy vegetables and peeling fruits and vegetables whenever possible before eating.

Skip fire-resistant pajamas and furniture.

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One group of chemicals Hoepner says should definitely be avoided, especially if you’re a parent or pregnant, are flame retardant chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs, primarily used in children’s pajamas and upholstered furniture. To avoid these, parents should look for pajamas labeled “not fire resistant.” Many furniture companies are phasing out use of PBDEs to comply with stricter California regulations, but exposure could still be an issue in older upholstery, so think twice about used furniture made after the 1970s. Also, if you’re buying new furniture, Hoepner recommends you check with the company for its policy on PBDEs. You can also follow the EPA’s tips to reduce PBDE exposures: wash your hands and your children’s hands frequently, especially before eating, vacuum and dust frequently with a moist cloth and be sure to repair tears in upholstery. More tips can be found here.

News isn’t science.

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Scary-sounding headlines about many of these chemicals can cause unnecessary worry, so keep your fear in check with this great bit of advice from Bernstein: There’s a difference between news and science. The results of one study might make news, but generally won’t change science, so be skeptical of over-the-top sounding headlines. “It’s highly unlikely that the results of one study would be enough to persuade you to change your behavior, especially if that single study is inconsistent with most other studies,” Bernstein says.

Marketing isn’t science either. For example, most BPA-free plastic products on the market are actually made with a very similar chemical known as BPS or Bisphenol S. Bernstein says: “companies gave consumers exactly what they wanted – BPA free products. Unfortunately, they replaced BPA with BPS, a nearly identical chemical with a very similar toxicological profile that scientists have a lot less data on.”

The best things you can do are check your facts, exercise and eat your vegetables.

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Above all else, Bernstein reminds us what’s really important is “eating lots of fruits and healthy vegetables, reducing sugar and salt intake…getting regular exercise, getting a few minutes of sunlight each day but wearing sunscreen for longer exposures, and not smoking. Often all of these things have a better net benefit than any of these exposures have a net harm.” If you have concerns, pay attention to the EPA and regulatory changes that are underway, avoid truly toxic and worrisome chemicals like flame retardant chemicals in clothing and furniture, but also remember that some of the simplest actions are actually the most effective.

Happy Mother’s Day from Sunrider

Here are a few of our favorite things!  Our Sunrider essentials for Mother’s Day include every beauty indulgence you can imagine.

Skin care:  Oi-lin & Kandesn. Cleansers, soothing lotions and hydrating rich skin softening creams help moms look amazing at any age.

Cosmetics: Stand out with the Kandesn line of opulent colors.  You’ll create the perfect look from head to toe!

Health & herbs:  Diamond’s may be a girl’s best friend but the sophisticated woman prefers Pearls! Sunrider Beauty Pearl that is!

NuPlus Roasted Vegetables

Sunrider NuPlus Roasted Vegetables

Hi Sunriders!   I’m often asked, what’s the best way to use Sunrider’s NuPlus.  From smoothies, teas and shakes to hearty meals and desserts, there are tons of ways to use this versatile superfood!  Here’s another one of my Super Easy, Super Delicious, Super Nutritious NuPlus Recipes to help you get your daily dose of Sunrider with NuPlus Roasted Vegetables!

NuPlus Roasted Vegetables Directions & Ingredients:

I toss fresh Turnips, Beets, Sweet potatoes, Okra, chopped Onion, pressed Garlic cloves, chopped Collard greens, chopped Purple Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Celery, Mexican Squash, yellow squash, fresh Basil (yep, from my garden), fresh Tumeric,  serrano chillis, cilantro & red bell peppers with Mrs. Dash SoNuPlus Roasted Vegetablesuthwest Seasoning, curry powder, Braggs Liquid Aminos, Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, NuPlus (Simply Herbs) , Coconut Oil & mineral rich Pink Himalayan Salt.

I spread the vegetable mixture in a roasting pan, roast for about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.  I garnish with fresh green onion.

NuPlus Roasted Vegetable Meal suggestions:

So now that you have the recipe, let me shows you I serve NuPlus Roasted Vegetables throughout the week!

  • Monday:   I serve NuPlus roasted vegetables as a main dish with sliced avocados, tomatoes and chickpeas on the side.
  • Tuesday:  I eat as a side dish served with salmon croquettes.
  • Wednesday:  I scoop two tablespoons into a pita (collard green leaves are a great pita substitute) with Trader Joe’s Masala Veggie patty, homemade Indian style (non dairy) yogurt dressing.  Serve with Sweet potato fries.
  • Thursday:  As a main dish, I heat and serve NuPlus Roasted vegetables over stewed eggplant and quinoa (or brown rice)
  • Friday: I use the veggies as part of a Quinoa, Kale, black bean dinner salad (recipe to come) and serve with fresh NuPlus glazed grilled salmon.

I always include NuPlus in every meal by adding a packet to the roasted vegetables before serving.

 

 

NuPlus comes in a variety of flavors.  For this savory recipe, I use either NuPlus Simply Herbs or Naturally Plain.   Click here to purchase NuPlus or learn more.

Support the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good Campaign

Learn More About Nutrition

(repost from AHA)
Healthy For Good

Healthy For Good™  is the new movement to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that making small, incremental changes today can create a difference for generations to come.

The movement is built on four pillars: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.
This mantra breaks down the essential principles of true whole-body health – eating healthy, including adding more colorful fruits and veggies; being more physically active; and creating an overall healthy lifestyle including sleep, mindfulness, stress management, mental health, social connection, and more.
Simple Cooking 
Healthy eating starts with food choices. You don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Find delicious, simple, affordable recipes, videos and articles on simple cooking here!
How to Eat Healthy without Dieting
Eating healthier can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be hard or require you to give up all the foods you love. It’s about making smart choices to build an overall healthy dietary pattern.


Voices for Healthy Kids

Every child should have healthy foods and drinks at home and in school, safe streets for biking and walking, and places to play after school. We are working to ensure that the places where children live, learn, and play make it easy and enjoyable for them to eat healthy foods and be active. Learn more. 

Register for a Spring Heart Walk 
Is there a spring Heart Walk near you? When you join Heart Walk, you join more than a million people in hundreds of cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives. Walk with friends, family, coworkers and other community members you’ll bond with along the way. Any way you choose to do it, your heart will thank you! Find a Heart Walk here.

Life is Why We Give
Millions of Americans live with heart disease, stroke or a cardiovascular condition. Your donation will help us save and improve their lives with research, education and emergency care.

 

Sunrider Products Enhance Your Morning Meditation

Sunrider Products: An Essential Part of your Morning Meditation.

Sunrider products are wonderful way to recharge and rebalance.  Sunrider products were designed specifically to work within the entire body system using all natural, centuries old formulas click here to learn more.  The mind is an important part of any healing, restorative protocol.  So in this new series we take time to refocus our minds, our thoughts and our emotions.   It’s simple just breathe and focus on something that makes you happy, calm and loved.  Nature consistently and lovingly provides that something!

“I relax into the flow of nature’s beautiful current.  I quiet my mind and breathe.  I let the soothing ebb and flow of nature relax, rebalance and restore my mind, my body, my internal organs and my soul.  As I breathe in from the top of my head to the souls of my feet.  I am recharged.   I am grateful.  I am blessed.”

 

Start your day with these Sunrider product essentials:

Natural Earth Herbs Calli Night Sunbreeze

Try these Sunrider Products: Calli Mint & SunBreeze Essential Oil.

Evergreen & Irish Moss: Lucky Irish Super Smoothie!

Sunrider’s Evergreen & Irish Moss Super Green Smoothie   by Natural Earth Herbs

It’s March!  The month of the Irish and the precursor to spring!  You don’t need the Luck of the Irish when you have Sunrider.   Sunrider helps you stick to your health goals and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.   This month, we’ve created a green Irish smoothie that’s super delicious, super nutritious and super festive!

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Evergreen Super Smoothie with Irish Moss, Sunny Dew & Fortune Delight

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Bottle Sunrider Evergreen
  • 1 Packet Lemon Fortune Delight (prepared with 1 cup cold water)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup Irish Moss
  • 1 cup fresh Kale or Collard greens
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 green apple (cored)
  • 2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
  • Sunrider SunnyDew drops (to taste)

Directions:

Super simple – blend ingredients (for best results place fruits and veggies in blender first) to your desired consistency.  Add Sunny Dew to taste, garnish with a fresh Mint sprig and Enjoy!

Benefits of Evergreen:

Evergreen is an exclusively formulated, concentrated liquid chlorophyll that supports the body’s circulatory and digestive systems.   Adding Evergreen to your diet is critical because most modern diets contain minimal amounts of fresh greens at regular meals.  It packs all you need with the equivalent of several servings of  green, leafy vegetables in each bottle.

All-natural, Evergreen contains no artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives.

Benefits of Irish Moss: An Ancient Superfood!

Irish Moss is a type of marine algae that contains almost 10% protein,  15% mineral matter, and is rich in iodine and sulfur.   Sea algae contain high concentrations of nutrients than fruits and vegetables grown on land,    They have historically been thought to possess powers to extend life, prevent disease, and increase youth, beauty and vitality.   This mineral packed algae has been the mainstay in Asian diets for  centuries.

 

Evergreen® 10 Bottles (0.5 fl. oz./15 mL each bottle)

Evergreen – Super concentrated Chlorophyll

 

NuPlus Pineapple Compote Recipe

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This Sunrider NuPlus Pineapple Compote recipe was inspired by my beloved grandmother.

This is my grandmother’s homemade recipe.   She was an avid gardner and naturalista!  Even though time was of the essence, she believed in making everything from scratch using plants, vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden.   So this recipe is all natural, super nutritious and super easy to make.

This Sunrider inspired NuPlus Pineapple Compote contains just 2 simple ingredients – fresh pineapple and fresh pineapple juice. That’s it! And It’s ready in 15 to 20 minutes! My grandmother cautioned me to always simmer compotes on low heat to preserve as many nutrients as possible.

NuPlus Pineapple Compote made with fresh pineapple!

NuPlus Pineapple Compote made with fresh pineapple!

Pineapple compote is perfect on pancakes, crepes, french toast, breakfast toast, waffles, ice-cream and more. So say goodbye to heavy, processed syrups, sugary jams and jellies with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors, additives and chemicals. And say hello to a healthier you!

 

So here’s our  Natural Earth Herbs – Sunrider NuPlus Pineapple Compote recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups whole fresh pineapple (Peel, core and cube)
  • 3 ½ Tbsp fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 packet NuPlus Piña Banana  or NuPlus Original

Make it a Super food  Compote

 

Directions

  • Place fresh pineapple cubes and pineapple juice in a small saucepan
  • Bring to medium heat.
  • Once mixture begins to bubble, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer. Stir
  • occasionally to soften and blend the fruit, Use the back of a spoon or potato masher to
  • mash the chunks while keeping some chunks in tact, as preferred, for texture.
  • Let simmer over low heat for 15-17 minutes while continuing to stir and blend the pineapple chunks.
  • Remove from heat and place in Mason jar or bowl and cover.  Refrigerate to cool.  Serve warm or cold.

Our rich, flavorful NuPlus Pineapple Compote pairs great with our Fluffy NuPlus Pina Banana Pancakes!