This is the everything-you-need-to-know-to-be-as-healthy-as-possible newsletter, brought to you by Kristy Russ, pharmacist and health consultant. I have close to 20 years experience in helping people improve their health.
I help people get healthy, and more importantly, stay that way so they're not miserable and just slowly dying for the last 20 years of their lives, which IS the "norm" today.
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Yep. After this past weekend of childrens' multiple sporting events, the Olympics feel like a distant memory. Was it really only 10 days ago?
Back to reality (and no reason to watch 6 hours of television everyday either. Seriously- who has time for that? Sheesh)
I want to send out congratulations to team Usana (all the athletes smart enough to be fueling their body with optimal nutrition from Usana). A total of 30 medals- 13 of them gold, which would place Usana in 2nd place overall if it were a country. Coincidence? I think not.
As promised (and continuing with the sports theme), here is the conclusion to the exercise paradox from last week...
If You Exercise,
Make Sure You Do This...
Last week I talked about the paradox of exercise. Basically it's how the more exercise you do, the better for your health, but also the more damage you're doing to your body through free radical damage. Read it here if you didn't already.
This is NOT a valid excuse to not exercise (because I know you're looking for one)...
What you need to do instead is realize the importance of antioxidants. The benefits of exercise far outweigh the risk of free radical damage. Because here's the thing: free radical damage can be prevented or at least reduced significantly.
Just like antioxidants prevent oxidative stress in everyday life, they do in exercise also. The more intensely you exercise, the more antioxidants you need.
Of course, most antioxidants come from fruits and vegetables. And if you're
like most people, you're lucky if you get the minimum of 5 servings a day, let alone 10 or 15! And even if you did, you still wouldn't get enough antioxidants. For example, you would need to eat 33 pounds of spinach (or 5 pounds of wheat germ) everyday just to get the amount of vitamin E your body needs. Good luck with that!
If you're an elite athlete(or exercising with similar intensity), you definitely need to supplement with antioxidants. There's no way you could possibly get enough through your diet.
And that's just antioxidants- you can't possibly get all the OTHER nutrients your body needs for that elite level from diet alone either (but I've already talked about that- check out this back issue if you missed it).
Supplementing is the best way to make sure you're getting enough antioxidants to offset the oxidative stress from exercise. You would have to do a lot of planning and eat a HUGE amount and variety of foods to get enough antioxidants from your diet. Even then, it couldn't be done- you'd have to eat so much that you'd become obese, which kind of defeats the purpose of exercising and antioxidants for your
health, doesn't it?
Supplementing in sports is a tricky business though. If you're competing at all, you have to be really careful what you take because you don't want to risk testing positive for a banned substance. Unfortunately, the quality of most supplements available is pretty poor and therefore not trustworthy.
I've discovered a high-quality antioxidant supplement that also has all the other nutrients your body needs for whatever level of sports and exercise you do. And here's something cool: the company is so confident in their quality that they have a million dollar guarantee that you will never test positive for a banned substance as a result of their supplements. No other company will guarantee that!
Because of this, they have many world-class athletes taking their products, including many Olympic athletes. Even more important is how much these athletes love the supplements because they've
found they are performing at an even higher level since starting them. That's pretty impressive!
Click here to purchase or find out more about these excellent supplements.
If you're already having joint pain, you need to start taking Procosa. It actually helps rebuild cartilage and increase the cushioning fluid in the joints. Seriously, I can't emphasize how magical this stuff is. I know that sounds sales-y and hype-y but it's truly no exaggeration- you just gotta try it for yourself... (One of the many testimonials for this product is below)
The happy ending to my story (from last week): Since I've started these supplements, my knees no longer bother me, I have better endurance
than my (much!) younger teammates and I recover much faster from injury. Aside from the other health benefits I've noticed, it's been worth it just to get rid of the knee pain! And I no longer worry about what kind of damage I'm inflicting on myself by continuing to do what I love.
So please, continue exercising. Just use proper supplements to protect your cells first.
Another Grateful Customer...
"Kristy, I am so happy to tell you how great I feel. Please share my story so others might also be helped.
I had a hip replacement several years ago because of damage from many years of sports injuries. After the surgery, about 4 times a year, I would get severe cellulitis around the new joint- cellulitis is a very painful and quick-spreading infection that would debilitate me for a few days until the antibiotics kicked in. Since I started taking the supplements you recommended, I have only gotten 2 cases of cellulitis (over a 7 year period). Both times were during periods of high stress in my life, so I'm sure that's why. I'm happy to say it wasn't nearly as bad and didn't last as long as it used to though.
Here's the really amazing part: my other hip also needed replacement, but the surgeon wanted me to fully recover from the first surgery and also wanted to wait until it was absolutely necessary.
I had been taking the supplements for about a year by the time I went back for my followup appointment and it was discovered that I no longer needed the replacement. My joint was actually rebuilding itself! My surgeon was absolutely flabbergasted- he had never seen that before and he sent me to several other specialists to see how that could have possibly happened. The only explanation they could come up with was the supplements I was taking.
I feel better than I have in at least 20 years and I owe it all to you. I can't thank you enough for telling me about these great products. I'll never stop taking them- I'd give up my house first!"
What supplements is he talking about?
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Because Laughter Really IS Good Medicine...
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See you next time...
Good Health to You,
Kristy Russ, BScPharm
Pharmacist and Health Consultant
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