April 1, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DOUBLE SALE DAY is simply being able to order March and April sales on the same day. See details below.

DID YOU KNOW 
that the goal for many public health professionals is to now go beyond making sure someone lives a long life (i.e. lifespan)? The goal is to provide the tools to achieve a long, healthy life. We call this healthspan.

Here are 10 things you can do on a daily basis to extend your healthspan:
  1. Eat clean.
  2. Get up every 20 minutes. Stand, move, walk, and/or exercise.
  3. Sleep 7 hours.
  4. Relax and rejuvenate the mind.
  5. Fill in the cracks with supplemental nutrients.
  6. Recognize and avoid food reactors.
  7. Methylate optimally.
  8. Lengthen your telomeres.
  9. Fast intermittently to give your digestive system a rest.
  10. Strive for quality relationships at home and in the workplace.
Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
You're Capable of More Than You Think 
Steve: "Pushing the Limits: Cognitive, Affective & Neural Plasticity Revealed by an Intensive Multifaceted Intervention," published last week in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, strongly suggests that we have seriously underestimated our ability to change our lives for the better.

The study demonstrates that simultaneous, significant improvement across a broad range of mental and physical functions is possible. Participants in the intervention all showed dramatic improvements in more than a dozen different outcomes, including strength, endurance, flexibility, working memory, standardized test performance, focus, mood, self-esteem, mindfulness and life satisfaction.

College students were recruited for an intensive lifestyle change program. They did 2.5 hours of physical exercise (including yoga and Pilates), one hour of mindfulness practice and 1.5 hours of lecture or discussion on topics such as sleep, nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, compassion, relationships or well being. The were advised to limit alcohol consumption to one drink a day, eat a diet of mostly whole foods and sleep 8 hours a day.

Throughout the study, the participants were tested on a variety of factors, including physical fitness, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, working memory capacity, reading comprehension and more. They also underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their brains to examine areas known to be associated with a range of cognitive functions.

Participants made dramatic improvements in their mindfulness, their reading comprehension, their working memory capacity. Even without any contact and support, participants maintained significant improvements at the six-week follow up.

These things can be very helpful at any age. This work advances society in demonstrating a straightforward route toward realizing people's full potential, and science in elucidating the brain mechanisms that may underpin such gains. 

According to the lead author, "I hope this research raises a sense of possibility, and maybe even sense of expectation, about what is possible for someone who wants to improve his or her life".
We appreciate your continued patronage and support.

Have a happy, healthy day,
 
Bonnie, Steve, Carolyn, Lilo, and Elizabeth
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