Posted by: charleenesfitness | November 30, 2010

2010 Holiday Gift for you


Make them perfect.

All the Best,





Dear Clients/Friends,

***All of the information below is carefully selected by good sources, in my opinion. The Designs for Health Company, the Secret,, Consumer Reports on Health, the Book called The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell.

None of this information is meant to treat, diagnose, or recommend without you checking with your doctor first. It is just information I find to be necessary to share to help you live a healthier, happier life.


Protandim is a true product because it is founded in breakthrough science, science backed by clinical studies, science that has been peer-reviewed, scrutinized by regulatory agencies, and completely validated.

Activates Youth at the Source 1 pill a day for 30 days reduces your cell’s age to 20.

Destroys Millions of Free Radicals every Second While traditional food and supplements eliminate one free radical for every one antioxidant molecule consumed, one Protandim a day eliminates free radicals at a rate of one million to one per second every second.

Increases Anti-Aging Enzymes in Your Genes Studies show Protandim increases levels of the anti-aging enzymes Superoxide Dismutase by 30%, Catalase by 54%, and Glutathione by 300% while reducing oxidative stress levels an average of 40% in just 30 days

Clinical Proof The induction of human superoxide dismutase and catalase in vivo: A fundamentally new approach to antioxidant therapy, Free Radical Biology and Medicine (2006)

The results of a peer-reviewed study (Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2006) showed Protandim eliminates the age-related increase in cell aging factors.

In the clinical trials, blood samples from men and women, young and old, consistently demonstrated that after 30 days, taking one caplet a day, test subjects realized a 40 percent average decrease in TBARS—the progressive aging rate of a 20 year old.

When maintained for 120 days, Protandim significantly increased activity of SOD and CAT antioxidant enzymes by 54 percent, substantially increasing the body’s antioxidant defenses

How it Works The vast majority of antioxidant supplements sold today are “direct antioxidants”. Direct antioxidants attempt to neutralize free radicals through direct consumption of antioxidant pills, juices, or other products. These products of highly concentrated levels of vitamin A, C and E were previously thought to effectively eliminate free radicals, but scientists are now realizing the limitations of direct antioxidants. In fact, you would need to consume the antioxidants found in 375 oranges or 87 glasses of red wine or about 120 vitamin C tablets (500mg) a day to neutralize the amount of free radicals your body produces every single day.

With the recognition of the ineffectiveness of direct antioxidants comes the realization that there must be a better way. And as is often the case in science, the better way has come to light as we have found a variety of naturally occurring safe products that signal your cells’ DNA to produce your own natural defenses.

The unique blend of phytonutrients in Protandim signal your body’s genes to produce special antioxidant enzymes, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and CAT (catalase), that work together as the body’s first line of defense against free radicals.* These enzymes are “catalytic”, which means that SOD and CAT are not used up when they neutralize free radicals. A single daily caplet of Protandim creates a cascade of your body’s natural catalytic antioxidants that are able to destroy millions of free radicals per second, on a continuous
basis – 24/7.*

Product  Protandim – A unique blend of Phytonutrients that signal the body’s genes to produce its own antioxidant enzymes with much more antioxidant power than conventional antioxidant supplements.

Ingredients Milk Thistle Extract – (Silybum Marianum) Biennial Thistle with large clasping white blotched leaves and purple flower heads. Naturalized in South America, and California.

Bacopa Extract – (Bacopa Monnieri) Otherwise known as Waterhissop. A perennial; creeping herb grown throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and also found in Florida. Has a number of uses in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies have shown it has anti anxiety effects in humans and memory capacity and motor learning on rats.

Ashwagandha Root – (Withania Somnifera) A member of the pepper family. Also known as Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry, and others. Grows in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Traditional and Ayurvedic uses include treatment of memory loss, and numerous other applications.

Green Tea Leaf Extract – (Camellia Sinensis) Tropical evergreen shrub cultivated in China, Japan, and India. Have been used in traditional medicine to treat Asthma functioning as a bronchodilator. Studies showed that it can reverse resistance of methicillin in bacteria’s such as Staph.

Turmeric Extract Rhizome – (Curcuma longa) native to India and is the source of a culinary spice known as Tumeric. Plant is part if the Ginger family. It’s strong anti oxidant and anti inflammatory characteristics are its most obvious medical properties.

Protandim is not meant to mitigate, treat, cure or diagnose any disease.  It’s a Nutraceutical that has been clinically proven to reduce Oxidative Stress or Cellular Oxidation.  When you cut an apple open and leave it on the counter, oxidation occurs; when you peel a banana and leave it out you’ll see the banana oxidize.  You can go to the National Institute of Health’s website at you’ll find a search engine where you can search anything…. this is a compilation of all studies worldwide.  So, if you search Oxidative Stress you’ll find over 80,000 studies and papers, if you put in Oxidation you’ll find over 194,000 articles.  Now, you can put in Oxidative Stress and a disease and see that Oxidative Stress is linked to over 200 diseases…….

Scientists are realizing more and more the implication of Oxidative Stress on healthy cells and tissue. At Elite Academy Dr. McCord said, “We are still discovering the far reaching effects of Protandim. I check Pub Med every week for new research and discoveries stay tuned!”

Now with this said, Maria Williams was listening to Dr. Nettles the other day and this is a story he told the group:

Dr. Nettles, Chiropractor, told us this incredible story yesterday. He said he got a call from a GYN/Oncologist from Nebraska who has a patient with stage 4 ovarian cancer.  She has been on Protandim for 5 weeks and all her tumor markers are dropping.  They dropped from 258 to 115 (4 wks after radiation).  The Oncologist wanted to know what is this “Protandim”.

Dr. Nettles said we aren’t saying that Protandim cures anything but the Oncologist sure feels Protandim has done something to help this patient since nothing else has changed in her life.

Protandim is a Nrf2 Activator that is scientifically proven to reduce oxidative stress from 40-70%.

vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer suggest results from German scientists, who last year, reported that increased intakes of vitamin K2, but not K1,  35 per cent reduction in prostate cancer risk. The potential benefits of K2 were more pronounced for advanced prostate cancer.                                                      Said Lead author Katharina Nimptschv

Estimates ranging up to 99 percent of the population could be deficient in this nutrient. And that concerns me, considering vitamin K2 is crucial for many different functions, including strong bones, good cognitive function and memory, youthful aging, and healthy veins and arteries.*

Equally important, it’s been discovered that vitamin K2 works synergistically with vitamin D3.* Research shows that the two taken together provide you with an enhanced level of benefits, especially regarding your bone health.* – Dr. Mercola

The fastest way to become the Master of your thoughts and emotions is through challenging situations. If your life is going along fairly smoothly, there are not the same opportunities that enable you to strengthen your power and become the Master of your thoughts and emotions. You see, even challenges are beautiful opportunities in disguise.

The health boosting curcumin, the golden yellow flavanoid found in the spice turmeric, may be due to the molecule’s ability to stabilize cell membranes and increase the cell’s resistance to infection, and suggests a new study.  This makes the cells more resistant to infection by disease-causing microbes.

Every night before you fall asleep, replay in your mind the good moments of the day, and give heartfelt thanks for each one of them. Think about the next day also, and intend that it is going to be amazing, that it is going to be filled with love and joy, and that all good is coming to you. Intend that it is going to be the best day of your life. Then when you wake in the morning, BEFORE you get out of bed, declare your intentions again for the day and give deep thanks as though you have received them all.

A researcher has found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, in healthy women. This may explain the vitamin’s role in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Recently, a double blind, placebo controlled study performed on school aged children found that those children who supplemented with vitamin D during the winter months demonstrated significantly lower incidences of influenza during the winter than those children who did not supplement with vitamin D

Researchers have found that T cells, immune cells which belong to a group of white blood cells known as T lymphocytes, and are involved in activating and directing other immune cells, rely on vitamin D in order to be activated.

For T cells to detect and kill foreign pathogens, the cells must first be activated into action and be transformed from inactive and harmless immune cells into killer cells whose function is to seek and destroy foreign invaders. Vitamin D is crucial to this activation and transformation process.

In a separate study, insufficient blood levels of vitamin D in young women were found to be associated with the accumulation of fat in muscle tissue, leading to lower muscle strength, compared to those with normal to high levels of serum vitamin D.

Recently, a new study has shown that there is a direct relationship between those older adults with vitamin D inadequacies and an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality.

It is so important that you are grateful for everything in your life. Many people focus on the one thing they want and then forget to be grateful for all the things they have. Without gratitude you cannot achieve anything through the law of attraction, because if you are not emanating gratitude from your being, then by default you are emanating ungratefulness. Be proactive and use the frequency of your being to receive what you want.

According to a recent study, drinking four or more cups of green, black or herbal tea a day has been found to decrease the risk of developing ovarian cancer and decrease the likely hood of atherosclerotic plaque production.

Pure love has no conditions or boundaries. Love does not restrain itself or hold back. Love gives all the time and doesn’t ask for anything in return. Love is a continuous flow without any limits. And all of this is inside you.

Catechins, a family of polyphenols found in green tea, may help protect the eyes against glaucoma and other eye related diseases, according to recent research. The green tea compounds can travel from the digestive system into the tissues of the eyes.

Researchers analyzed eye tissue from rats that drank green tea and found that the lens, retina and other tissues absorbed significant amounts of the Catechins. Catechins act as powerful antioxidants that protect sensitive eye tissue from oxidative damage which can be caused by UV radiation and other sources

When you look at yourself and feel dissatisfaction about any part of you, you will continue to attract feelings of dissatisfaction, because the law mirrors back to you exactly what you are holding inside. Be in awe and wonder at the magnificence of you!

Quercetin, Nettle leaf and Vitamin C, which have been historically used throughout the years to help with the support and management of seasonal allergies.

Isn’t it great to know that you cannot control your world from the outside? To try and control things on the outside feels impossible because it would take so much work, and in fact it is impossible according to the law of attraction.

To change your world all you have to do is manage your thoughts and feelings on the inside of you, and then your whole world changes.

Reservatrol is a powerful polyphenols found in red wine and in high amounts in certain other plants. Reservatrol has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-cancer and longevity properties in various studies and experiments. Reservatrol, the polyphenols found in red wine and other plants and which has demonstrated potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, was shown to be effective in reducing the severity of chemical induced models of chronic intestinal inflammation and acute colitis by significantly reducing specific markers of inflammation.

It is important to remember that it is your thoughts and feelings together that create with the law of attraction, and you cannot separate them. Also remember that it’s your feelings that are summing up your overall frequency and telling you what you are creating in this moment.  So how are you feeling right now? Could you feel better? Well then, do what it takes right now to feel better.

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a more effective way to burn calories and lose fat

Many people believe that long aerobic sessions are required to lose fat. The truth is there is a much more effective way to lose fat that requires less time — which is a precious commodity for most of us given today’s ultra-busy lifestyles.

High intensity interval training (HIIT)* can be done in only 20 minutes and will have a greater effect on your overall fat loss goals. HIIT is short bursts of intensity followed by short rest periods. HIIT cardio can help you lose many times more fat than those who train the traditional way of doing low – moderate intensity for 20-60 minutes. XISER!!

* Sprint Interval Training – “It’s a HIIT!” – A research paper discussing the superior health and performance benefits of high intensity intermittent exercise over low- to moderate-intensity continuous exercise.

Speaking of exercise, for those of you who work out hard, you may want to consider consuming blueberries in your morning smoothie, either before or after your workout, as blueberries have been shown to decrease the damage done to muscles due to excessive exercise.

Most people don’t realize how much passion they put into what they don’t want. When you speak to a friend and you tell them all about an “awful” situation, you are putting passion into what you don’t want. When you react to an event negatively, with the response that it is “terrible”, you are putting passion into what you don’t want. You are a beautiful passionate being, so make sure you direct your passion wisely.

Spice up your life.

Herbs and spices not only add zing and taste to our food but also provide many health benefits as well. Things like turmeric, cloves, cumin, rosemary and allspice are not only powerful antioxidants but can also benefit our immune system, are anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving), and have anti-proliferative effects (cancer prevention).

You cannot bring what you want to you if you are feeling stress. Stress or any tension at all is something you have to remove from your system.

You must let the stress go – it is the only way you can bring what you want. The emotion of stress is saying strongly that you do NOT have what you want. Stress or tension is the absence of faith, and so to remove it all you have to do is increase your faith!

LDL cholesterol (so called bad cholesterol), once it has been oxidized and has entered the arterial wall, promotes atherosclerosis by attracting other cells and chemicals to the site. This then causes inflammation at the site of the artery thus laying the foundation for cholesterol and other fats to build up within the artery.

Our natural state of being is joy, and it takes so much energy to think negative thoughts, to speak negative words, and to feel miserable. The easy path is good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.

Take the easy path.

Vitamin C, which has been associated as a key component in collagen formation, has now been demonstrated to possess skin protective properties by promoting fibroblast proliferation and repair of DNA damage in skin lesions.

The Great Depression.

For many different reasons the senior population suffers from higher than normal states of depression. Recently a study revealed that the B vitamins B6 and B12 were associated with being protective against depression over time, in this vulnerable demographic.

Love is the highest power we possess to be in complete harmony with the law of attraction. The more love we feel the greater our power. The more selfless love we feel, the more unfathomable our power.

The law of attraction has been called the law of love, because the law itself is a gift of love to humanity. It is the law by which we can create incredible lives for ourselves.

The more love we feel the greater our power to create a magnificent life of love, joy, and harmony.

Vitamins B6 and B12 are essential nutrients required in the synthesis of many neurotransmitters including serotonin, melatonin, epinephrine, nor epinephrine, and GABA, which are brain chemicals that help modulate mood, our emotional state and sleep.

If you make time to list all the things you are grateful for, and you feel the feelings of gratitude, you will feel amazing every day. Your frequency will be high and you will move through your days in love with being alive, bringing joy wherever you go, positively affecting one person after another. When you live a life like this, everything you want will come before you even ask.

The pain of PMS – Supplementing with certain nutrients such as fish oil, magnesium and vitamin D may actually help take the edge off during this uncomfortable time.

Good is underneath every single thing that appears to be negative. If we can know that good is all there is, including in a negative situation, then we will see a negative situation transform into all good. Most people keep the good away from themselves because they label something as bad, and then, of course, that becomes their reality. But there is no bad in the Universe; it is just our inability to see things clearly from the bigger perspective.  Peace comes from knowing that good is all that exists.

Those taking statin type medications in order to reduce their cholesterol should be aware that a new study has shown that for every 10,000 women treated with statins, there would be:

74 patients that develop liver dysfunction, 23 patients that develop acute renal failure, 307 that develop cataracts and 39 with a muscle weakness condition called rhabdomyolosis.

Feelings of Anger Damage Your Heart

It does not feel good to be angry, and this is a clue that this emotion is also likely damaging your body on a physical level.

This is especially true of your heart, and one study from Washington State University found that people over the age of 50 who express their anger by lashing out are more likely to have calcium deposits in their coronary arteries — an indication that you’re at a high risk for a heart attack — than their mellower peers.

Letting your anger out explosively may be harmful because it triggers surges in stress hormones and injures blood vessel linings.

However, simply holding in your anger isn’t the answer either; this has been linked to increases in blood pressure and heart rate. A new study even found that suppressing your anger may triple your risk of having a heart attack.

Some excellent scientific data has been gathered regarding the detrimental effects of microwaves on the nutrients in your food:

  • A study published in the November 2003 issue of The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture  found that broccoli “zapped” in the microwave with a little water lost up to 97 percent of its beneficial antioxidants. By comparison, steamed broccoli lost 11 percent or fewer of its antioxidants. There were also reductions in phenolic compounds and glucosinolates, but mineral levels remained intact.
  • A 1999 Scandinavian study of the cooking of asparagus spears found that microwaving caused a reduction in vitamin C.
  • In a study of garlic, as little as 60 seconds of microwave heating was enough to inactivate its alliance, garlic’s principle active ingredient against cancer.
  • A Japanese study by Watanabe showed that just 6 minutes of microwave heating turned 30-40 percent of the B12 in milk into an inert (dead) form. This study has been cited by Dr. Andrew Weil as evidence supporting his concerns about the effects of microwaving. Dr. Weil wrote:
  • There may be dangers associated with microwaving food… there is a question as to whether microwaving alters protein chemistry in ways that might be harmful.”
  • A recent Australian study showed that microwaves cause a higher degree of “protein unfolding” than conventional heating.
  • Microwaving can destroy the essential disease-fighting agents in breast milk that offer protection for your baby. In 1992, Quan found that microwaved breast milk lost lysozyme activity, antibodies, and fostered the growth of more potentially pathogenic bacteria.

Quan stated that more damage was done to the milk by microwaving than by other methods of heating, concluding: “Microwaving appears to be contraindicated at high-temperatures, and questions regarding its safety exist even at low temperatures.

  • Another study about breast milk/infant formula by Lee in 1989found vitamin content becomes depleted by microwaving, and certain amino acids are converted into other substances that are biologically inactive. Some altered amino acids are poisons to the nervous system and kidneys. (Numerous authors mention this study, yet I was unable to find the original article/study, so I cannot personally validate.)

Although many of the above studies are not new, there is certainly ample evidence that microwaving is NOT good for your food

Results of many studies have shown that nutrition to be far more important in controlling cancer promotion than the dose of the initiating carcinogen. – Tests have observed a positive association for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Nutrients from animal-based foods increased tumor development while nutrients from plant based foods decreased tumor development

Lower blood cholesterol levels are linked to lower rates of Heart disease, cancer, and other western diseases, even at levels far below those considered “safe” in the West

A 2001 Harvard review of research said twelve of fourteen case-control studies and seven of nine cohort studies have observed a positive association for some measure of dairy products and prostate cancer; this is one of the most consistent dietary predictors for prostate cancer in the published literature. In these studies men with the highest dairy intakes had approximately double the risk of prostate cancer and up to fourfold increase in risk of metastatic or fatal prostate cancer relative to lower consumers.

The leading cause of acute liver disease in the US is from ACETAMINOPHEN!!!!!!

Active persons have a lower risk of breast cancer.

Regular physical activity is probably the best documented way to shield your brain against aging. In one six year study, people who worked out three times a week were 30 percent less likely to develop dementia.

Research that has shown stress, bad news, family arguments, or unexpected work demands can increase memory loss. Relaxing exercises, like the Egoscue tower, research has shown that their attention and responsiveness improve significantly in just five weeks.

No study can prove that any shake is healthier that Living Fuel.

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Keep Smiling,

Charleene O’Connor

Think about your goals for 2011! I am ready to help you achieve them!

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