A Healthy Gut and a Happy Metabolism with Plexus Slim

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What’s better than falling in love with a health product tailor-made just for you? Finding one that loves you back!

That’s why so many people have a strong affection for Plexus Slim®. It’s a delicious, low-calorie supplement, packed with the essentials to encourage a healthy gut and metabolism. And…that’s simply the beginning!*

GOTTA LOVE A HEALTHY GUT*

There’s a reason why a Google search for “How important is having a healthy gut?” yields 978,000 results. The term “healthy gut,” is no mere buzz term. The reason the subject is so popular is the increasing awareness of the importance of balance in the gastrointestinal system. Harmony in the gut can lead to better immune health and overall health.

We conducted a recent highly advanced, in vitro study to further investigate Slim’s ability to mimic the human gastrointestinal system. The discovery—that Slim’s powerful microbiome activating formula produced incredible results!

Slim supports healthy gut function by showing love to your gut microbes.◊*

Many gut microbes (despite the perhaps less-loveable name), work to promote positive gut health.  Bacteria can often receive a “bad wrap,” but good microbiota bacteria inside our gut is vital in processes such as digestion, producing essential vitamins, and regulating the immune system.

Over time, dietary and environmental influences and alterations have caused gut microbiota to become (not surprisingly) unbalanced. To remedy these shifts, our bodies benefit from the love of microbiome activating supplements, like Slim, that help to restore balance to the gut.*

RESTORING BALANCE WITH A LITTLE TLC

There are several aspects of Slim that help support healthy gut balance, including the powerful microbiome activating formula that was shown to increase Lactobacillus by 365 times and Bifidobacterium by 290 times. These microbes that contribute to your overall health work in tandem with Slim’s clinically studied XOSprebiotic.◊*

The results are beneficial indeed, but Slim offers even more TLC when it comes to encouraging positive immune and digestive health.

GETTING TO THE HEART OF YOUR METABOLISM

In addition to providing support for optimal gut health, Slim also contains a microbiome activating formula that can have a positive effect on metabolism. In the in vitro study, it was shown to increase Butyrate by up to 58 percent and Propionate by up to 29 percent. Both are short-chain fatty acids that help to regulate your metabolism.◊*

In addition, chlorogenic acid (from Slim’s green coffee bean extract) can support healthy glucose metabolism.*

A TASTE YOU’LL ADORE

In addition to the numerous health benefits of Slim, the mere 5 calories per serving, combined with no artificial colors or flavors is sure to capture your affection. And, who can argue with the delicious raspberry-lemon-watermelon taste?

Finally! A health product that returns your fondness by showing you love in 30-single serve packets ready to help you on your journey to health and happiness.

♢ The results of an in vitro human gut simulator study suggest that Slim’s formula may have several beneficial effects. Further research, including research conducted in humans, is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.

References

https://www.bcm.edu/departments/molecular-virology-and-microbiology/research/the-human-microbiome-project

https://plexusslim.com/


Clean Eating Recipe- Spaghetti Squash Turkey Taco Boats


We've been eating and living very clean over here at our house.  No gluten, no sugar, no dairy, no red meat, no caffeine, no alcohol, no fruit, no toxins. This recipe tastes like you're cheating but you're not!  I got three thumbs up!  Give it a try!  I bet even your picky eaters will like it!  We subbed red bell peppers for green, used almond cheese and added a little chopped olive to ours too.

 

 

 


How to have a truly healthy kitchen

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What does your fridge look like? How about your pantry? Let’s get real. Is it full of healthy foods or food that you wouldn’t want to admit you’ve been eating? Or maybe you’re like me and your fridge is nearly empty! It’s time to go shopping.

Transitioning to a real food diet can be hard. If it were easy, there would be fewer health problems and a significantly lower rate of obesity in America

STEP BY STEP
Step 1: Clean Out Your Pantry - Get rid of junky junk-foods. (Yes that means the pop tarts, cereals with more than 5g of sugar and cookies.)
Step 2: Clean Out Your Fridge - Toss out of date and junky-junk foods. (Yes, this means the yoplait yogurt, the velveeta cheese slices and the lunch meat with preservatives)
Step 3: Clean Out Your Freezer - Toss stuff you can’t recognize, stuff with a
paragraph of ingredients, and all the junky-junk. (popsicles with food coloring are the top offender)
Step 4: Clean out your spice rack - Get rid of spice blends that contain monosodium
glutamate (MSG), food colorings, sugar, and anything with the words hydrogenated.
Step 5: Print out the Dirty Dozen Shopping List
Step 6: Brush up your label reading skills
Step 7: Prepare your strategy: Think about healthy meals look like and what you feel
comfortable preparing. Try not to dream plan, be realistic!
Step 8: Prepare a menu plan and grocery list or have someone else do that work
(make sure to plan for your spices)
Step 9: Go Shopping! Avoid the middle aisles, at least skip the cookie, candy, chips, ice
cream, and canned soups aisles.
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first nine steps!

Download the Dirty Dozen Shopping List here!

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(adapted from from thatorganicmom.com)

 


Enjoying Guilt Free Holiday Meals

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Holidays are all about celebrating good times with family and friends. And, of course—enjoying the delicious, rich, decadent holiday foods—who doesn’t love a good chocolate mousse? With co-workers bringing treats to the office, neighbors dropping off plates of goodies, and sugary treats on display everywhere you shop—there’s no doubt, staying away can be a bit of a toughie. Believe it or not—by following a few simple tips, you can revel in all your favorite foods—without worrying about your waistline!

Going shopping? Eat before you go! You’ll less likely get hungry during your store-to-store shopping. Even if you’re planning on it being a quick trip—make sure to bring along a healthy snack like an energy bar, dried fruit or nuts to hold you over.

Don’t skip breakfast. There’s a reason why it’s the most important meal of the day! Try having a protein-packed gluten-free bowl or your overnight oats! In a hurry? Blend up your favorite Plexus 96® shake before scurrying out the door.

Downsize your plate. The average holiday dinner packs a whopping 3,000 calories.1 Whether you’re at home or at a fete, opt for the smallest plate. A small plate tricks your brain and makes your portion size seem larger. So, aim small—you can always go back for seconds.

Eat the healthiest foods first. Instead of heading straight for the Jell-O casserole or the oh-so buttery garlic bread—grab a bowl of soup, or load your plate with a serving or two of vegetables and salad! Vegetables are high in fiber, low in calories, and help you feel full—making it a win/win for weight maintenance.

Keep tabs on your alcohol consumption. The average alcoholic beverage contains 125 calories and up, depending on the mixer. Try skipping the high-sugar juice mixers all together and consider alternating your alcoholic beverage with sparkling or seltzer water instead.

Share the wealth. When friends pop in with plates full of sugar cookies, keep as many as your family can eat in one day and re-gift the rest to neighbors or colleagues.

Healthy Holiday Fare. at Home Generations of family holiday recipes are the best. It’s easy to keep family food traditions alive by serving healthier versions of your beloved standbys. Here are some ways to help your family stay healthy while still enjoying your favorite festive foods.

Go a little nutty. Nuts are known to be the healthiest kind of calories, especially for children. They’re packed with fiber, and healthy fats to help keep your appetite in check. Keep a bowl of pistachios, chestnuts and walnuts out to snack on—they’re perfect when watching your favorite holiday movie.

Embrace the fruit and veggie platter. Keep snack cravings to a minimum by keeping fresh fruits and vegetables on hand. Serve carrot, and celery sticks with hummus instead of calorie-rich dips.

Start with soup. Try creamy pumpkin soup made with cashew milk, coconut cream, vegetable broth, and unsweetened pumpkin puree spiced with nutmeg, and cloves. Don’t forget to ditch the heavy cream!

Go for greens. A roasted chickpea and kale salad packs a punch. Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber and kale is nutrient-dense. Toss chickpeas roasted with olive oil, paprika and cayenne with kale and top with a tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil dressing. And, wah-lah a beautiful, colorful plate awaits.

Let sweet potatoes shine. Roast the sweet potatoes—drizzle with olive oil, maple syrup, and coconut cream. Top with corn flakes instead of onions for a gluten-free treat high in fiber and vitamin A.

Dress up the dressing. You can eliminate a lot of calories by simply cutting down on the amount of bread in your stuffing. Add veggies like garlic, onions, celery or leeks, and fruit such as apples or cranberries. Punch it up with pecans or hazelnuts. For gluten-free dressing, substitute gluten-free corn bread instead of bread croutons.

Heart-healthy sides. Roast a variety of vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, onions, diced pumpkin, beets and carrots—then toss with balsamic vinegar, toasted walnuts, and kalamata olives.

Green bean casserole makeover. And when we say makeover, we mean makeover. For a super yummy, gluten-free low-calorie dish—cook the green beans with sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and onions in vegetable broth and white wine. Then, add coconut cream, thicken with chickpea flour, top with corn flakes for a bit of a crunch then bake!

Swap the mashed potatoes. Instead, try steaming cauliflower florets and mash with vegetable broth, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and olive oil. Top with fresh sage, thyme and chives.

Lo-cal nog. Did you know, Eggnog has about 11 grams of saturated fat and about 343 calories per cup? For a healthier version, blend 2 cups of soymilk with 3 ripe bananas, ¼ teaspoon rum extract, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, then top with a sprinkle of nutmeg. And wah-lah! Your scrumptious holiday beverage awaits! For a real kick, add a splash of dark rum. Keep in mind—when celebrating the holidays, and enjoying the festivities—don’t forget to keep up with your exercise regimen! By keeping your activity level up and incorporating healthy foods into your holiday menu—you’ll be able to indulge in your favorite foods without fear of wreaking havoc on your health.


Creating a Stress-Free Holiday

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The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress.  After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones.  All of this, on top of your normal every day life.  It can be overwhelming to say the least.

I wanted to share with you some of my personal favorite ways to navigate this busy, stressful time of year and make this season a lot more enjoyable, less stressful and a time you will remember with fond memories.

These secret weapons of mine include…

Put forth great effort to be present.  It can be difficult, I understand.  It’s almost a reflex to pick up our phones and scroll through Facebook or our email when we have a free moment – do you do the same?  One way I like to dodge this is to leave my electronics in another room.  Don’t even allow yourself the temptation to pick up your phone and disengage from communicating with your gathered love ones.  When I’m feeling particularly scatter-brained, what really helps ground me is focusing on my senses.  What do I smell?  What do I hear?  What do I feel?  Stopping and thinking through what’s going on around you at that very moment really brings you into the present moment unlike anything else.  It’s a wonderful tool to use to dial in and be present – and is a great tool to use year-round, not just during the holidays!

Give up those expectations.  A lot of the stress we put on ourselves this season lies in the notion that we expect things to be perfect.  That’d be lovely, of course – but putting your entire extended family in one house is bound to have something go awry.  Therefore, dropping the expectations of perfection will allow you to be prepared for when something may spring up.  There is joy to be found in each situation, so even when things don’t go exactly as planned – spend your energy finding gratitude in your circumstances and enjoying as much of your time as you possibly can.  Tis the season!

Find time to move.  It’s incredibly important to keep movement in your schedule, no matter how busy you may feel.  Even if it’s just a brisk walk after lunch or dinner – make it a habit to bundle up in your favorite scarf and winter coat to go for a walk alone to clear your mind, or with someone you enjoy being around.  Be sure that you are getting your time outside in nature, breathing in fresh air, while burning off some calories and keeping your heart rate up. 

What are your favorite ways to get some movement in during the cold months?  When I'm not walking my dogs in the neighborhood, my favorite way to get some exercise is to do some Zumba in my living room!!!

As we head into the new year, and you begin to think about making resolutions, please consider signing up for my free "30 days to a New You" email or joining my 21 Day Hormone Reset Group which will begin on January 9th.  Join my email list for the free 30 day program and more information on my Hormone Reset Group.  Hope to see you there!

 


Easy as Pie! Sweet Potato Pie Shake Recipe

Appetizers, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, cornbread, and now dessert?! Your fork and tummy go through a lot on Thanksgiving. And, as much as you want to save room for one bite of dessert—sometimes it just doesn’t happen. However, when it comes to this holiday—we can all probably agree on one thing…leftovers!

Who needs pie anyways when you have tons of sweet potatoes leftover waiting for you in the fridge? Use them up with this Plexus 96® sweet potato pie shake recipe! With 15 grams of high-quality whey protein—you get the healthy nutrients you need without any of the guilt!


Calling all sweet potato pie fans, let us present to you the best way to use your scrumptious leftovers. By using it in this new Plexus 96® sweet potato pie shake recipe—made with 15 grams vanilla whey protein!PLEXUS 96® SWEET POTATO PIE PROTEIN SHAKE

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 packet of Plexus 96® Vanilla
8 ounces vanilla almond milk (substitute for preferred milk type)
½ cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (or leftover steamed sweet potatoes)
1 medium frozen, sliced banana
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon maple syrup
Pinch salt
Dash nutmeg

Directions

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.


How Your Microbiome (Gut Health) Affects Your Mood

 

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Happy. Sad. Confused. Calm. Accepted. Accomplished. Excited. Irritated. Mad. Moody. refreshed. Thankful. What’s your current mood?

Moods can fluctuate multiple times during the course of the day—sometimes even just the span of a few hours!

But what exactly is a “mood?” Is it a fleeting emotion or is it a defining element of our own unique personality?

In psychology, mood refers to a broad emotional state (as opposed to a single emotion).

Because the brain houses the limbic system (which plays a key role in our reactions to emotions), it’s common to think that the brain is the sole factor in determining our mood. 

But, new research says otherwise.

As scientists begin to unearth the hidden world of the microbiome, it’s becoming increasing clear that our moods are also linked to our gut health.

Once we learn and understand this, we can use our stomach and its microbiome to help improve our mood.

First things first: what is the microbiome?

The human gut contains anywhere from 10-100 trillion microorganisms.

The term “microbiome” refers to the genes of all of these microorganisms. The microbiome is a living entity; these tiny organisms live in communities and adapt to their ever-changing surroundings.

While some microbes dwell in various parts of our bodies (such as on the skin), the vast majority—95 percent of them in fact—dwell in the gut. As scientists continue to study the human microbiome, they’re focusing specifically on the link between the brain and the gut.

How does the microbiome affect mood?

Microbes secrete neurotransmitters like GABA, dopamine, and serotonin.

How does this boost your mood?

Serotonin, which is a natural mood-booster, is produced in the gut. In fact, the majority (90 percent) of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut. Without a healthy microbiome to secrete serotonin, it makes sense that your mood may dip when the microbiome is compromised.

Ways to boost your gut health

Seeing as your mood and physical health are affected by the gut, it’s a smart decision to strengthen the gut as much as possible.

  • Ask your doctor if antibiotics are really necessary. While antibiotics are proven life-savers, they do also diminish the quantity of microbes in the gut. Remember antibiotics will do nothing to ease the symptoms of a virus, so be prudent when opting to take a course of antibiotics.
  • Eat foods with live cultures such as yogurt and kefir. Look for labels that specifically list strains of bacteria as ingredients.
  • Take probiotics daily. Probiotics replenish the body’s store of good bacteria; it’s especially important to stay consistent with probiotic intake after a round of antibiotics. Probiotics also promote a healthy immune system and digestive health.

More good microbes mean a healthier gut, which means a happier you.

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3203022/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426293/

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/

http://hmpdacc.org/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792171/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3709439/


Everything and Anything You Need to Know About Plexus Block™

 

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Even when you’re eating healthy, carbohydrates and sugars can make their way in.

For example, one serving of whole grain pasta contains 39 grams of carbohydrates. And, low-fat yogurt with fruit filling? Nine teaspoons of sugar.

So, what if you could make these healthy choices even better? You can! With Plexus Block.

Block helps block the absorption of up to 48 percent of carbs and sugars from your meal—without blocking the absorption of beneficial nutrients.*

To form proper nutrition for your body, it’s important to know which carbs and sugars are bad for you, and which ones are good for you. Consider this your go-to guide and learn all about the different types of sugars and carbs, and how Block can help you make these healthy choices even healthier.

NOT ALL CARBS ARE BAD

Digesting carbohydrates is actually super important for your body. Carbs play a vital role in your everyday food consumption—they’re one of the main reasons you can sustain enough energy to get through the day.

Adding a carb to your morning meal such as oatmeal or a sliced avocado—can quickly transform it into the ultimate breakfast of champions.

There’s most definitely a difference when it comes to picking out your carb choices for the day.

And, yeah—sometimes the temptation of indulgence comes along and can make your food choice the hardest decision you endure for the day.

We’re here to tell you…Put. The pizza. Down. You can do it! You know you can.

Sometimes it’s hard not to dive head-first into the easy-to-heat-up carbs. Instead, take a moment to explore all the other wonderful and colorful groceries you have. More than likely, there’ll be a healthy carbohydrate opportunity in there waiting for you—like a super yummy sweet potato, squash, or grains!

And, of course, mix in some whole fruits like:

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Kiwis—come on, who doesn’t love a fuzzy fruit?

Or, move over to the pantry! You’ll probably find some of these lucky winners:

Nuts:

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts

Seeds:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Whole Grains:

  • Pure Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Oatmeal

Legumes:

  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Kidney Beans

If you’re looking at this list and starting to reminisce on some of the uber-fantastic meals you’ve made with these ingredients, great! Go back to the fridge and don’t let the pizza distract you.

LET’S TALK VEGGIES

Yes, vegetables are considered a carb. And—bonus!—they provide the much-needed fiber for your body. Vegetables grown above ground are the best, as they contain the fewest number of carbs.1 Some include:

  • Cauliflower—the number one all-time lowest carb veggie you can get.
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green, red, and yellow bell peppers

Vegetables growing below ground contain more carbs, and are still as great.1Examples of below ground veggies include:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Sorry to say ladies and gents—white bread, pasta, and white rice don't make the super healthy carb list. The process used to create these foods strips away the beneficial fiber your body needs. 

So, if you’re in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, try substituting for whole-grain pasta for a healthier option.

RECOMMENDED CARBOHYDRATE INTAKE

To meet the body's daily nutritional necessities, it’s recommended for adults to get 45 to 65 percent of their calories from carbohydrates. Twenty to 35 percent from fat, and 10 to 35 percent from protein. 2

Now that you’ve indulged in the knowledge of carbohydrates...

LET’S TALK SUGAR

Say it with us, “sugar” isn’t a bad word. What’s bad, is when you consume too much sugar.

Cutting down on refined sugar and processed pre-packaged foods can be tough. It’s super important to keep in mind—there’s always a way to turn a bad decision into a healthy one.

For example—if you’re a lover of cookies and cake, maybe try substituting the birthday celebration goody for sugar-free ice cream or even chilled Greek yogurt with sliced fruit.

Natural sugar versus refined sugar

No matter how many times your mom took away your Halloween candy or your Grandma Betsy told you sugar would rot your teeth, you always knew there was some way to steal a cookie from the cookie jar.

Your body relies on sugar and carbohydrates, so it’s okay—and probably even good—to have a little sugar here and there. Together, sugar and carbs provide so much power for your body.3  It’s important to know which sugars we should be all-in for and which sugars we should skirt-away from. The sugar you find in a candy bar is very different from the sugar you find in an apple.

Natural sugar

These sugars are found naturally. (Solid dictionary description right there.) But really, they are! There are two types of natural sugar—fructose and lactose. Fructose is the kind of sugar you find in fruits, and veggies—whereas lactose is the kind of sugar you find in dairy. When you consume these natural sugars along with other important nutrients they can help prevent you from feeling hungry soon after eating.4

Refined sugar

Also referred to as processed sugars, this is the kind you’ll want to kick to the curb. These are natural sugars that are modified, combined, and processed by us to please our taste buds.3 Refined or processed sugars contain sucrose, which is half glucose and half fructose—combine them together, you get table sugar.

How much is too much added sugar? Welcome to the million-dollar question.

The decision on how much one ought to consume relies on many different factors.

The maximum daily recommended amount of added sugars varies depending on your age and gender.5

  • Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). 5
  • Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons). 5
  • Kids are sweet enough, they don’t need any more than a woman’s added sugar intake. 5

To get a firmer grasp on how much sugar this actually is—one 12-ounce can of sodacontains 140 calories from sugar, while a regular sized snickers bar contains 120 calories from sugar. 5

LIVE A LITTLE AND WEIGH IN THE PASTABILITIES!

If there’s one thing we’d want you to remember from this—is there’s always a way to make a bad decision into a healthy one, and a healthy decision into an even healthier one.

That’s where Plexus Block comes in. Block contains natural ingredients, clinically-demonstrated to work immediately to help block the absorption of up to 48 percent of carbs and sugars from your meal—without blocking the absorption of beneficial nutrients.You can take Block twice a day, right before your most sugar-iest and carb-iest meals.

What are the benefits of Plexus Block?
  • Helps control carbs and sugars*
  • Reduces the glycemic index of carbs and sugars*
  • Aids in managing your weight when combined with healthy diet & exercise*
  • Assists in maintaining blood sugar levels already in the normal range*
  • Neutralizes enzymes that convert carbohydrates and sugars into glucose*
  • Doesn’t block absorption of any beneficial nutrients*
What are the features of Plexus Block?
  • Contains clinically tested key ingredients: Exclusive Brown Seaweed Blend, White Kidney Bean Extract, and Chromax® Chromium Picolinate.
  • Gluten Free
  • 100% Vegetarian
  • Non-GMO
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can Block help me manage my weight?

A: Block is a carb and sugar absorption inhibitor. By taking the recommended amount with a healthy diet and exercise, Block can help neutralize carbohydrate and sugar absorption, improve glucose metabolism, and promote weight management.*

Q: Can I take Block with weight management products?

A: As a beneficial partner to other Plexus products like SlimBoost, and Plexus 96, Block assists with promoting weight management in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise*.

Q: Does Block interfere with the absorption of nutrients?

A: One of the many benefits of Block is it inhibits the absorption of carbs and sugars—up to 48 percent—without blocking the absorption of any beneficial nutrients. So, you get a level of protection against glucose overload while ingesting healthy nutrients. *

Q: Is Block safe for adolescents?

A: Block is formulated for those 18 years of age and older.

Q: What other Plexus products can be paired with Block?

A: Block can be taken with all other Plexus products.

Q: Can I take Block with three meals a day?

A: You can take Block with meals that contain carbs or sugars up to two times per day.

Q: Will Block reduce my risk for diabetes?

A: No. Block is a carb and sugar inhibitor—meaning it temporarily helps neutralize the absorption of carbs and sugars to maintain blood sugar levels already in the normal range. With healthy diet and exercise, Block can provide optimal benefits in the support of wellness. * Always consult with your physician before starting Block or any other nutritional supplement.

Q: If I take more than the recommended dose, can I eat more carbs and sugars?

A: Block is not intended as a means to support the overconsumption of carbs and sugars at mealtime. To experience the optimal benefits of Block, please follow the recommended use with healthy food intake.

Q: Does Block contain shellfish?

A: This product doesn't contain any shellfish.

Q: Does Block contain iodine?

A: The naturally occurring iodine in Plexus Block is iodide, which comes from its brown seaweed blend.

Q: Does Block contain gluten, nuts, soy or dairy products?

A: Block is FREE of gluten, nuts, soy, and dairy.

Q: Is Block Kosher?

A: Block isn’t Kosher.

Q: Does Block contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?

A: Block is non-GMO.

Q: Is Block vegetarian?

A: Yes-sir-ri!

Q: Can Block be taken if I have a thyroid issue or I am on medication?

A: You should consult the physician who is treating you for your thyroid or if you are taking any other medication to determine whether Block is safe for you.

Q: Can I take Block if I have high blood pressure or a heart condition?

A: Block’s mechanism of function has no effect on high blood pressure or heart conditions. Always consult with your physician before starting Block or any other supplementation.

Q: Can Block be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A: If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with your physician before taking any dietary supplements.

Q: Are there any preservatives, artificial colors or flavors in Block?

A: Not at all, not even a little bit.

Q: When should I take Block?

A: Take two capsules of Block with water right before you eat a meal containing carbs and/or sugars.

Q: How many servings of Block can I take per day?

A: You can take Block with meals up to two times per day.

References

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegetables

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/carbohydrates#1

https://www.organics.org/natural-vs-processed-sugars/

http://www.thisisinsider.com/fruit-sugar-natural-sugar-health-benefits-2017-4

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/search/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=CFGfr4SbyVIkA4lPRW5oHY6-.ahawebpa2?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=3683364367644748208&q=sugar+consumption


Top 5 Questions about Plexus!!

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So I am going to answer some questions for you all that are a little curious about Plexus, but afraid to ask? Let me break the ice with answers to the TOP 5 questions people tend to ask:

1. 🍃How much is it?

Of course this is a top question and, rightfully so. You will be happy to know that most of our products are between $20-$40. NO individual product is over $85. There are even combos of the products that save you money and cost you between $3.00-$4.50 a day. These products are life-giving, health-saving and cost you less than a Starbucks coffee. The value FAR outweighs the cost.

2. 🍃WILL I NEED TO BE ON THESE SUPPLEMENTS FOREVER?

Plexus supplements are just that... supplements. They give value and wellness to your body while using them. Because we live in an environment that is FILLED with toxins - water we drink, air we breathe, personal care products, cleaning products, makeup, etc. - our bodies are in constant need of cleansing. We benefit from the nutrients that are absorbed from Plexus products. The amount and type of supplements that your body needs may change over time, but the benefits will only remain during use. So basically, yes - if you want to maintain your health.

3. 🍃How is Plexus different than _______ ?

Plexus is designed for total body health, not just weight loss! Also, we are not simply a nutrition supplement line like many others out there.

* Our Slim (Pink Drink) helps stabilize your blood sugar levels. Even if you’re not diabetic, if you eat food, your blood sugar fluctuates and produces insulin in your body. Unregulated blood sugar can affect your weight, cause headaches, irritablility and moodiness, inability to concentrate, throw off hormone balance, chase inflammation, and more. Balanced blood sugar is vital to health.

* Also, gut health. Very few products can handle yeast overgrowth in the body, but our ProBio 5 helps rid your body of excess bad yeast (another reason to balance sugars - stop feeding yeast)! This yeast is the often the source of many issues that we are told are just “part of every day life” large and small.

*Plexus ingredients are top of the line, superior quality! Our company does not cut corners.

4. 🍃 What are the ingredients?

Plants! Minerals! Vitamins! 
All of our products are gluten-free, NON-GMO, no soy, contain no artificial sweeteners (like Sucralose found in Splenda), no dyes or chemicals.

5. 🍃DO I HAVE TO SELL PLEXUS?

NOPE. No requirements ever. 
You have the CHOICE to share as an Ambassador, OR you can also be an Ambassador JUST for the amazing wholesale prices (25% off), or buy Preferred (10% off). Either way, you get an amazing 60 day money back guarantee with NO inventory!


I'm a Certified Health Coach!!!!

So 9 months ago I shared that I became a Plexus Ambassador.  This journey has been such a wonderful one...I've become so passionate about health and I feel like I found my life's calling.  One that takes me all the way back to my college roots.  I graduated college with a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation.  I spent 4 years learning about health and wellness and loved working in the field.  When I became pregnant with our oldest child, I was not allowed to work inpatient and I decided after the birth to go back to school and become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.  I have been working in that field for more than 20 years now.  I loved being part of people's pregnancy, and coaching them through it and the birth was so emotionally fulfilling I never thought I'd ever do anything else. Until Plexus came around.  After two years of learning about how our gut health, blood sugar levels and inflammation levels affect our health, I decided to go back to school yet again and become a Certified Health Coach! 

Certified-Health-Coach_LogoI will be offering one on one coaching either in person or through video workshops, personalized shopping trips and pantry make overs and so much more!  I'm very excited to offer this service to my current and future Plexus customers to help them take their health to the next level!