The Nutritional Trends for 2016

With 2016 here, consumers are looking for that magic pill that will make them look and feel better.  They will find out that the magic pill is no longer a pill, and the nutrition trends of 2016 will put them on the right path. Nutrition can be confusing if you listen to all the hype.

Nutrition can be confusing if you listen to all the hype.

How can the health of both our family and ourselves be improved?  Here are the first 7 of the top 14 predictions that will put you on track in 2016:

  1. More emphasis will be placed on bringing the body into balance. Extensive medical research has emerged supporting the view that too much of a single nutrient can be as damaging as too little, leading some nutritional companies to reformulate products and use the synergistic approach to nutrition.  VitaMist continues to be at the forefront of this movement, promoting their “Core Four” approach to nutritional supplementation.  VitaMist’s Core Four are:
    • Multiple
    • C+Zinc
    • Colloidal Minerals
    • B12

    These four products provide the nutrients the human body needs on a daily basis, with useful, usable doses that are easy on the body.

  1. The USA continues to lead the World in deaths from heart disease, despite what is largely regarded as the most advanced (if not the most available) health care system in the World. In addition, the availability of doctors, drugs, and hospitals, all specializing in heart health, is regarded as among the best in the world.  Public awareness of this growing problem has helped to drive a trend towards the “natural” approach to circulatory health.  A simple amino acid, L-arginine, leads this trend.  Nobel Prize winning work demonstrated that L-arginine is a major factor for vascular protection, together with L-citrulline.  VitaMist’s CardioMax supplement provides these two amino acids, together with additional nutrients in an easy to use, water-soluble powder.
  1. 2016 will provide more proof of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. For example, DHA helps to maintain healthy balances of cholesterol fractions and protects the brain and nerves. EPA helps normalize cell membranes and cellular health. These essential fats are typically very low in the American diet, so supplementation using omega rich products is essential.
  1. After years and years of fad diets, the nutritional approach to weight loss is finally beginning to gain a foothold with the American population. Research continues to support the fact that obesity is often linked to dietary deficiency rather than purely overeating.  Many of today’s foods have been deprived of their nutritional value through soil mineral depletion, over processing, increased sodium levels and increased sugar levels.  Providing the body the nutrients it needs to sustain daily activities leads to a marked reduction in the “hunger” signals sent to our brains, reducing overeating and obesity.  VitaMist leads the field by providing a nutritional program consisting of protein, vitamins and minerals which effectively curbs the appetite while maintaining optimum health.
  1. The once popular DHEA will make its comeback in 2016. DHEA is an adrenal hormone that has been vilified as a “steroid”, but is no more so than vitamin D.  No less an authority than physician and US Senator Tom Coburn has written to his colleagues informing them that he has reviewed the issues and urges them to avoid a ban of this natural product, which is useful in anti-aging strategies.
  1. Sleep disorders continue to make the news, and the public awareness of this problem will increase as accident statistics are presented linking deaths with tiredness and lack of sleep. Although there are a lot of over the counter sleep aids, as well as prescription medications, the trend is towards “natural” and VitaMist offers a faster acting product which has gained universal acclaim as effective, non-habit forming and safe.
  1. The use of B-complex vitamins as an antidote to the effects of stress continues to gain in During periods of extreme stress the body will deplete its reserves of B-vitamins and will also become susceptible to infection and disease.  VitaMist D-Stress helps to replace the B-complex vitamins lost in times of stress at the same time as providing restorative herbal extracts.
  1. The new “super-nutrient” to emerge in 2016 will be vitamin D. Throughout 2015, we regularly read about emerging research on this nutrient and this will continue into 2016.  We fully expect government guidelines on the intake of vitamin D to be changed early in the year.  Deficiency of vitamin D is common in the United States and worldwide. It is known to be important in bone mineral metabolism, but now we have information that it does much more.   For example: good intake of vitamin D can reduce both hip fractures and other non-vertebral fractures; it can improve symptoms of leg weakness; it can improve lower extremity strength and improve walking for seniors.
  1. In 2016, vitamin B12 will continue its popularity as “the energizer” vitamin. There is also increasing awareness of the importance of vitamin B12 supplementation for the elderly, due to its involvement with both mental acuity and anemia.  However, studies have shown (as reported in the Harvard Health Letter) that taking vitamin B12 pills may yield only 1% absorption.  The alternative to an ineffective pill is though by many to be a painful, expensive, injection, however, VitaMist offers two different strengths of B12 in a spray, for ease of use, fast absorption and value for money.
  1. Supplements for children gain acceptance through 2016. As we continue the trend towards less nutritious “junk” food, parents are increasingly having to deal with the devastating effects of nutritional deficiencies in their children.  These effects range from susceptibility to illness, to attention, hyperactivity and behavioral disorders.  VitaMist, with a delicious, easy to use, balanced Children’s Multiple can give children a fun way to take supplements.
  1. “Smart drug” supplements are trending upwards. These nootropics have been all the rage in Silicon Valley, and their use will only increase as word spreads.  Medical research has already proven the importance of certain nutrients in enhancing cognitive function and the public is becoming increasingly aware of the value of these nutrients.  Studies will show that students taking supplements have higher test scores and improved learning ability over their non-supplementing counterparts.  College age students can utilize the benefits of nootropics by taking Clarity & Focus, a spray vitamin that contains known cognitive enhancers like Ginkgo biloba, vitamin B12, inositol, phosphatidylserine and choline.
  1. Antioxidants will continue to be extremely popular in 2016. What we do see as falling into disrepute are the wild claims made for many of the “super foods” and “super juices”– which, by any other name are simply “antioxidants”.  VitaMist offers a variety of antioxidant containing sprays, based on proven, time tested, ingredients.
  1. The most significant trend in the nutritional industry will be the wider acceptance and understanding of sprays as a delivery system. Already accepted in the medical arena, with nitroglycerin sprays being a good example, vitamin sprays will grab the country’s attention as being the best way to take supplements.  Spray vitamins offer convenience, rapid absorption, and value for money.
  1. Body Energy Nutritionals – We are made of Energy and many things can affect us. From poor diet, pollution, unseen forces and stresses of daily life all have negative impact on our health and well-being. It’s true, in our very busy lives we are bombarded by physical and emotional stress that robs us of our vital life energy. According to Eastern Medicine, Its Energy fuels the essence that connects our body, mind and spirit. Energy travels and circulates through and all around our bodies. When your energy is weak it can cause a host of problems in your body. As you age, you may feel as though you no longer have the energy that you once had. There is only one Laboratory (KitCorelabs.com) that has taken the time to do testing on how you can improve your body’s over all energy health

It has been shown that good nutrition is a major key to good health and a longer life. Use these predicted trends to change your life for the better in 2016.

Suppressing Your Appetite

I received an email in mid-December asking about appetite suppressants.  My response was around ten times longer than it needed to be.  This is a habit of mine, as some of you well know.  After replying, I thought of two or three or ten more bits of information that I could have included.  Rather than harassing a potential customer with multiple barrages of information, sending them into an information overload induced stupor, I decided that this topic would make for a decent Health Tip article.  Especially considering how often “weight loss” is added to our lists of New Year’s Resolutions.  So here we are.  Everything you ever wanted to know about suppressing your appetite.

Drugs

The first thing people usually think of when hoping to suppress their cravings is a chemical solution.  Everyone wants that magic pill that will take care of their problem with minimal effort, but we want it to be healthy.  No luck there.  Appetite suppressants in pill form (aka anorexiants, anorectants, anorexigenics, etc.) are almost always classified as prescription drugs.  In fact, loss of appetite is often a side effect of drugs, which pharmaceutical companies then leverage to rebrand their products as weight loss aids.  These pills are usually chemically similar to either amphetamine or anti-depressants, both of which carry a long list of risks and adverse effects.  If you’re ok with taking on these risks, you can speak with your healthcare provider to see if an anorexiant is right for you.

Lifestyle Changes

For a more natural way to suppress that appetite, you have a lot of options.  I would recommend using several, or even all of them in concert together.  The best way to control your appetite is to cut back on serving sizes, and eat multiple small meals or snacks each day, rather than three big meals.  Furthermore, eating slower gives your body time to send “I’m full” signals to your brain.  Studies have shown that cutting your food into pieces ahead of time helps slow down the rate at which we eat, and makes us eat less.  Aerobic exercise tends to make us hungry, but it can also contribute to repairing the neurological pathways that tell us when we’re full.  So there’s more to the whole “diet and exercise” mantra than you knew!

Hydrate

These are all great ways to make us eat less, but it’s still not answering the whole, “What’s a good appetite suppressant?” question.  Well, the only surefire, healthy way to suppress your appetite is to put something in your stomach for it to work on. That may sound silly if you’re trying to eat less, but even drinking water can make cravings subside. Once your digestive tract has something to occupy its time with, it will stop sending hungry signals to your brain.  Water should be your go-to solution for satisfying cravings because often times we mistake our body’s “I’m dehydrated” signal for “I’m hungry”.  That means we grab our favorite snack food the moment we feel those cravings when what our bodies really want is water.  No matter how much you snack, it’s not going to rehydrate you, so the cravings don’t subside. 

Give Your Stomach Something to Think About

Water is processed pretty quickly, so if you are actually hungry, the effects won’t last long.  The good news?  There are other things you can eat that will occupy your stomach for longer. Proteins and fats take longer to digest than carbs.  Studies have shown that protein eaten in the morning can keep you satisfied for much longer than when it’s eaten later in the day.  A little egg white omelet goes a long way.  As for fats, oleic acid is an excellent healthy fat that can suppress your appetite while lowering your bad cholesterol.  Almonds, sunflower seeds and other nuts and seeds are all good sources of oleic acid.  Insoluble fiber works well, too, and doesn’t carry the calories that fats and proteins have. Beans, legumes, whole grains, and vegetables are all high in insoluble fiber, so they’ll keep you satisfied for longer, with the added benefit of providing essential nutrients.

Avoid Simple Sugars

Now that we’ve covered a few natural appetite suppressants let’s talk about something that doesn’t satisfy your cravings.  Always avoid foods high in sucrose and fructose. While this may seem obvious, it’s not just the calories you need to worry about. Fructose and sucrose are digested differently than glucose (the sugar your body uses for energy).  They do not set off the chemical reaction that tells your brain that you’ve eaten sugar.  Your brain needs glucose to run, so when it is low on energy, it will tell your body to crave sugars.  But no matter how many candy bars you eat, that signal won’t shut off.  A slice of bread, however, will work almost immediately.

Natural Appetite Suppressants

For supplemental appetite suppressants, Garcinia Cambogia and Hydroxycitric Acid have shown good results in some studies.  The total body of evidenced, however, has been mixed.  Some results support them as appetite suppressants and diet aids while other studies that found no conclusive evidence. Likewise, some doctors swear by them and others dismiss them as a fad. We’ve had excellent feedback from our customers about our b-slim boost and Slender Mist products that utilize Garcinia Cambogia and HCA, but testimonials aren’t the same as clinical trials.

Putting It All Together

There are a lot of natural ways to suppress your appetite, but most of them involve eating.  Some other foods linked to diminished appetite include potatoes and grapefruit.  At this point, you may have started noticing a pattern.  All of the foods associated with appetite suppression are staples of a conventional “healthy diet” while the processed sugars we associate with an unhealthy diet do nothing to satisfy our cravings.  So looking for a way to eat less may be going about it all wrong.  If you find a way to eat healthy, the eating less part will follow naturally.  And you’ll feel healthier, more satisfied and proud of your accomplishment.  So pick up those nutritious and delicious foods, and eat to your heart’s content!  It won’t be long before your heart starts feeling content much faster.

240 Years of Success and Six Lessons to Learn!

Over 240 years of Success for one of the world’s most highly trained units, an outfit that every known military worldwide fears.

The United States Marine Corps!

A former US Marine shares a few hints as to why they are so proud, strong and successful!

USMC Lesson #1- Follow their CREED!

One of the Marine Corps many creeds is “Semper Fidelis”. This means “Always Faithful” – and you should be to your associates, your company and your future. Always stay in one place and commit for the long run.

USMC Lesson #2- Adapt to Anything

Your company makes a change. They do something a bit differently. So? Adapt to your environment, no matter what it is at any time. You must be somewhat flexible.

USMC Lesson #3- Improvise Daily

We are taught from day one in Marine Corps Boot Camp to always improvise. You just never know what will happen and when. This is the art of becoming self-reliant! Don’t be upline reliant!

USMC Lesson #4- Overcome All Obstacles

You will have them, and you must allow them to help or hurt you in your home business. Look at them as free education.

USMC Lesson #5- Maintain Discipline

This comes from within. You must do the right things day after day, month after month, and year after year.

Life is testing you every day!

USMC Lesson #6- Follow Orders

The system, the techniques that work are your orders! Follow your company’s system and you will succeed! Don’t reinvent the wheel!

Live with a team attitude!
Team players are a must in the Marines.
Team players are a must in a Business.

They say that the Marines are The Few, The Proud
Guess what? So are we in the home business revolution!
And you know who fears us the most?
The big corporations selling people out!

Stay strong and follow a 240-plus year tradition of success that will speed up your freedom!

A New You for the New Year

Dear VitaMist Family,

2016 is already upon us, and with a new year comes new resolutions. I say “new” resolutions, but we tend to make the same ones over and over. “This year I will lose weight.” “This year I will l eat healthier.” “This year I will l quit my bad habits.” “This year I will grow my business.” “This year I will meet new and exciting people.” “This year I will….”

When I hear these resolutions, I feel like there must be some way I can help you achieve them. Not just some of them, like being healthier with VitaMist, or losing weight with our diet support program. The VitaMist family wants you to reach all of your goals. Every single one of them. A new you for the new year.

That’s why I’m happy to announce that VitaMist is expanding VitaMist.com. We don’t just want to be a supplement retailer with some health tips. We have our hearts set on becoming a FREE resource for achieving all of your goals, that happens to sell supplements to pay the bills (including your bills if you’re interested in becoming one of our Nutritional Coaches!).

To begin with, look for our Comprehensive Supplement Primer later this month. Those of you who attended last summer’s Homecoming will be familiar with the Vitamin Primer that was given out. It outlined each essential vitamin, what it does, how much you need and how to get it. Now that document has been expanded into a short book that includes essential minerals, amino acids, and other vital supplements. On January 15th, we will be releasing this guide as a free eBook for everyone to download and learn from!

In the coming months, VitaMist’s online resources will be expanding to include health tips, business tips, beginner’s fitness tips, advanced fitness tips, healthy recipes, articles on how to organize your life (both at home and online), and even articles on how to have a healthy social life! If that doesn’t cover all of your New Year’s resolutions, you can email Ask Spray with your own suggestions. We’d be happy to hear from you!

When 2017 arrives, don’t you want a list of brand new resolutions? Or better yet, wouldn’t you love to not have a list at all? Stay tuned to VitaMist.com throughout the year. We’ll help get you there!

Happy New Year, everybody, and have a great spray day year.

From My Heart With LOV – Sari

The 12 Steps to Health and Success

Making VitaMist Work for You

Just as there are 12 days of Christmas, there are 12 steps to jump-start your New Year.

  1. Write down what you want to do this New Year, e.g. lose weight; stop smoking; use VitaMist products every day; make $$$ with your VitaMist business; travel to new places.
  2. Now, make a contract with yourself. For example:Key to Success

    “I (your name) will make $5,000.00 (or any amount you want) from my VitaMist business by (date). I (your name) will do everything in my power to reach this goal.”

    And then sign it.  The more detailed your contract, the better.

  3. Write down your goals!  I know this may sound redundant, but what I’m saying here is that you should write down your daily, weekly, and monthly goals to help you reach your ultimate goal – the contract with yourself.  For example:

    “Daily – Sell 3 products today!”
    “Weekly – Send in 15 new Golden Tube candidates!”
    “Monthly – Hold 3 product clinics or business briefings each month!

  4. Use the Products! Use the Products each and every day, no matter where you are! VitaMist Products are so revolutionary they will make people ask questions.
  5. Have a favorite product! And when people ask, tell them why it’s your favorite. “It makes me feel GREAT!” “It’s so easy and convenient to use!”
  6. Have fresh products on hand! It’s easier to close someone if you have at least part of their order on hand.
  7. Make a “Warm List”! Write down a list of all people that will be interested in the product and the opportunity. And never stop adding to it. By keeping a paper and pen with you at all times, you never know when a name will come to mind. 
  8. Use the GOLDEN TUBE system. It’s so easy to qualify for this program, and once you have qualified, just send your “hot list” to the Company and we will send each person on your list a Golden Tube, with samples of the products and all the paperwork they will need to make an informed decision. 
  9. Get everyone you know to join our Conference Calls – Product call on Thursday, the Training call on Monday, and Ladies of VitaMist on last Tuesday of the month, focus calls every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning. This way, your prospects will learn first-hand what all the buzz is about.  On some calls, they will even be offered free products.
  10. Keep Applications on hand! Some people will want to sign up right away so always be prepared!
  11. Study the Pocket Passport to Success. By just reading it once a week you will come up with new ideas on how to grow your business.
  12. Use the 3-foot rule! Anybody within 3 feet of you is a candidate! Everywhere you go there are people interested in your products and your business The key to finding these people is YOU! It is up to YOU to let them know.

With these 12 steps, you are on your way to a great New Year.  Follow these steps and 2016 will be full of Happiness, Heath, and Wealth.

We just want to say, from your VitaMist family, that we are honored to play a part in your future health and wealth.

Thank you.