The Best and Worst Foods of Summer

By VitaMist Ltd
on May 18, 2017

The Best and Worst Foods of Summer

It’s kind of a myth that summer means more exercise and healthier food choices for everyone. One eye-opening study found that kids gain weight three times faster over summer than they do the rest of the school year, thanks to a steady diet of junk food and video games.

And while there’s no comparable stat on grown-ups and weight gain, barbecues, state fairs, and waterside food vendors offer plenty of temptation. Here are the summer foods you should always avoid, and healthier options you can feel free to enjoy.

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A Phoenix In Phoenix

By VitaMist Ltd
on April 07, 2017

A Phoenix In Phoenix

One man’s dream that turned into a family’s dedication is now, today, becoming a cause for so many around the world.

VitaMist was invented by the late Joseph A. Deihl, a man with a dream. He stuck with his dream, and watched it become a reality with the opening of Mayor Pharmaceutical Laboratories, the only spray vitamin manufacturer in the world.

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Seeking Nutritional Counseling

By VitaMist Ltd
on April 01, 2017

Seeking Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition counseling is the therapeutic prescription of specific dietary nutrients to improve health. These can be either macronutrients or micronutrients.

Because food is essential to life, therapies involving plants, foods, and nutritional elements naturally seem fundamental to a person's health and well-being.

Sound nutrition counseling can play a vital role in developing a health plan, but the emphasis needs to be on the word sound. Nutrition is one of the more complicated subjects regular people encounter in their daily lives. We are bombarded with messages, many of them contradictory. We need to use math to evaluate calories and nutrient content. There are dozens of different nutrients and micronutrients we may encounter on our path to good health, and conflicting advice from experts on many of them.

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Gummy Candy Could Be Healthier Than Gummy Vitamins

By Steve Moren
on March 20, 2017

Gummy Candy Could Be Healthier Than Gummy Vitamins

Which is Troubling, As Gummy Bears Aren't Healthy At All

Nutrition can be an endlessly confusing science, full of contradictory information — Does expensive really mean healthier? Is a vegan diet actually good for you? What does moderation even mean, anyway? — but every so often, you run into a decision that seems like a no-brainer. Like, for example, whether it’s better to satisfy your sweets craving with a handful of gummy vitamins or a handful of actual gummy candy. Both are made pretty much entirely of substances you can’t pronounce, but one is actually good for you. Obviously, you go with the vitamins.

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Is Subway's Chicken Actually Chicken?

By VitaMist Ltd
on March 16, 2017

Is Subway's Chicken Actually Chicken?

This article originally appeared on the Time Magazine website, Time.com.

Is Subway Chicken Really 50% Filler?

 

Subway is under fire after a Canadian television show reported that the restaurant’s chicken products could be made up of less than 50% actual chicken. According to tests performed at Trent University in Canada, the company’s chicken strips and oven-roasted chicken contained just 43% and 54% chicken DNA, respectively, consisting otherwise of soy and other filler ingredients.

The sandwich chain denies the allegations.

The investigation, which aired in February on the CBC program Marketplace, included DNA tests of chicken products purchased from several fast-food chains in Canada. Researcher Matt Harnden said on the show that his lab, which tests meat samples for both industry and government, could provide a “rough estimate” for the ratio of chicken DNA to other ingredients. (The episode can be viewed here on YouTube.)

Most chicken samples tested—from McDonald’s, Wendy, Tim Hortons and A&W—contained between 85% and 90% chicken DNA. Fast-food chicken wouldn’t be expected to be 100% bird, Harnden said, because of seasoning marinades, and other ingredients that are likely added in the preparation process.

But the chicken content of the samples from Subway was consistently low even after repeated testing, and the tests showed that much of the remaining DNA was from soy protein. “Assuming the data is right, that is a surprisingly large amount of soy,” says John Coupland, president of the Institute of Food Technologists and a professor of food science at Penn State University, who was not involved in the testing.

Elevated soy levels might be expected in reconstituted meat products, in which meat is ground up and stuck back together with binder ingredients, says Coupland. “But even then, 50% is high,” he says. “And it’s astonishingly high for something that you're supposed to think is a real, whole piece of chicken.”

In a statement sent to TIME on March 5, a representative for the company said, "Test results from laboratories in Canada and the U.S. clearly show that the Canadian chicken products tested had only trace amounts of soy, contradicting the accusations made during the broadcast of CBC Marketplace.'"

In an earlier statement provided to TIME, a Subway representative said, "Our chicken is 100% white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product. We have advised [Marketplace] of our strong objections... [and] we are insisting on a full retraction."

Subway’s U.S. site contains a list of ingredients used in its chicken products. For instance, the chicken breast strips contain "boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat, water, 2% or less soy protein concentrate, modified potato starch, sodium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, maltodextrin, yeast extract, flavors, natural flavors, dextrose, caramelized sugar, paprika, vinegar solids, paprika extract and chicken broth," according to Subway's website.

Coupland says that a high soy content that turned up in the Marketwatch study may be concerning to some with allergies. Most people with an allergy know to avoid fast food, since traces of soy are found in so many processed foods, he says. “But if people think they’re getting pure chicken and they’re in fact getting a mouthful of soy, that’s potentially dangerous."

Nutrition tests performed for Marketplace also found that fast-food chicken contained 25% less protein than home-cooked samples, and between 7 to 10 times the amount of sodium.

Subway’s chicken strips and oven-roasted chicken are both available at United States locations, but, according to the company's website, their ingredients vary slightly from their Canadian counterparts. Both countries include soy protein in their chicken strips, but only the U.S. version specifies that it’s present in quantities of 2% or less. And while Canada does include soy as an ingredient in its chicken patty used for the oven-roasted chicken sub, the United States does not.

A panel of taste testers on Marketplace rated Subway’s chicken as their least favorite among the fast food options, noting that the samples tasted "saltier" and "more artificial" than those from other chains. One panelist commented that Subway’s chicken strips tasted like “more flavor than actual chicken.”

The fast-food chain, which prides itself on offering healthy alternatives to burgers and fries, was hit with a rash of bad publicity in 2014 when customers complained that azodicarbonamide, a food-grade material also found in yoga mats, was used in their bread. Subway removed the chemical, and pledged the next year to remove all artificial ingredients from its food in North America by 2017.

Eight Tips to Live Longer

By Steve Moren
on August 01, 2016

Tip 1:  Drink Water

Every cell in your body functions only as well as the fluid that surrounds it.  Therefore, the more hydrated your body is, the healthier you are likely to be.

 The body eliminates waste through liquids in four ways: respiration, urination, perspiration or defecation.  Each of these processes dehydrates you, making the replenishment of fluid essential.  As we age, the amount of water persistently in our bodies decreases, making the elimination of waste more difficult.  The older we get, the more water we need to drink.  The same goes for hot days when we perspire more and dry days when we lose more water through respiration.

 You should not wait until your mouth and throat are dry to drink water.  In fact, people often believe they are hungry when they are thirsty.

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The Ten Most Powerful Words in the English Language

By William Deihl
on August 01, 2016

Discover a powerful way you can get better results from your advertising, marketing and sales copy.  Some words in the English language are stronger than others. Learn to use these words and apply them to your advertising copy, sales letters, landing pages and other marketing materials. Your marketing message will be more compelling and more successful.

The words on this list speak to some of the most basic human needs, drives, and impulses. You can use this knowledge to create more compelling sales and marketing copy for your direct mail, email promotions, and landing pages. Good copy writers have known and used these words with great results for over a century, but recently Yale University conducted a study within their psychology department to isolate and identify the words that motivate us.

This list of powerful words may seem a restatement of the obvious. However, it's interesting to see empirical studies like this to reaffirm the importance of using the right words to motivate behavior.

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Suppressing Your Appetite

By Steve Moren
on January 01, 2016
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.

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The 12 Steps to Health and Success

By Bill Deihl
on December 03, 2015

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.

The 6 Categories of Superfoods

By Steve Moren
on September 28, 2015
You don’t often hear the words “superfood” and “delicious” used in the same sentence.  But when you look at the six major categories of superfoods, a healthier and tastier diet starts to come into view.  The best diets are those that incorporate a lot of variety.  Eating your kale salad twice a day can be more than a little tedious, and it’s tough to stick with a diet like that.  Look into all six categories of superfoods, and you’ll find a diet that’s easy to stick to.  Pick and choose your superfood.  Mix it up from meal meal, day to day.  Satisfy your hunger with your favorite snacks from these categories.  Supplement your diet with the nutrients you’re missing.  Do these things, and you’ll have the energy you want, without being restricted to the depressing and often unhealthy fad diets that have flooded the market.

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