Hello world! Please change me in Site Preferences -> This Category/Section -> Lower Description Bar


Sep 2015

Choose Your Products Wisely

Posted by / in BLOG, Lifestyle, Tips /

You can’t out supplement a bad diet! I tried and it did NOT work.  And I’m confident its not going to work for you either.

Let’s say you have great habits when it comes to what you choose to put into your mouth, great! But you know that adding supplements to your healthy routine is a MUST! If your like me, I don’t know what the day is going to through my way sometimes. We need to be prepared and provide our cells a buffet of nutrients to keep on trucking at optimal levels. According to food intake surveys, practically no one eats the recommended amounts of nutrients every day. Dr. John Cuomo observed that getting only the established recommendations RDA (Recommend Daily Allowance) is like setting your income to the government-established poverty line.

Poverty line! No thanks. And most of us aren’t even reaching that line.

When you reach for your glass of water (or green smoothie) in the morning to take your supplements.  Are you 100% confident that what’s on the supplement label is in that tablet?  Your body needs you to be!

Choosing your products wisely takes some investigating. (I bet you have spent more time investigating your next date night). Your health is an asset you want to protect, do your research. Here are a couple of third party resources to check out Consumer Labs and NutriSearch .

4 criteria you should take into consideration when looking at supplement labels:

  1. Product claims should be rooted in scientific research. This can be clinical trials or lab tests. You don’t want to throw your money down the drain on something inferior.  This can lead to expensive urine.
  2. The product has been tested for potency, purity and identity. The foremost reason why our family trusts USANA products and have for over 17 years. Over 40% of supplements on the market fail in this regard.
  3. The products should be developed by scientists who understand nutrition and biology.
  4. The contents should reflect what’s on the label. You have the right to know what you put in your body! If you’re expecting 1200mg of fish oil, for example, that’s what you should get in the bottle PERIOD

Supplements, good eating choices, and movement are truly a must to protect your health.  Before putting that bottle into your basket, be 100% confident in your purchase because there are less-expensive, less-pure, and less-effective products lurking in your pantry. Be wise when choosing the brands you trust!


Wellness Educator + Certified Health Coach



Aug 2015

Sneaky Sources of Sugar

Posted by / in BLOG, Tips /

If your looking to cut your sugar intake, beware! Sugar can hide out in some crazy places. It’s not just found in cupcakes or donuts. Here’s a list of some not-so-obvious foods with potential for high sugar content:

  1. Salad Dressings: Salad dressings are notorious for being sugar bombs. Be sure to check the label to be sure the dressing is worth the amount of sugar per serving.
  2. Canned Pasta Sauce: Your favorite can of marinara may not be your friend after all. Canned foods are packed with sugar and preservatives. Avoid sugar overload and buy organic, sugar-free pasta sauce. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, make your own!
  3. Flavored Coffee Creamers: Your morning double double may be holding you back! Those tasty creamers are loaded with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, which can mess with your body’s ability to feel full.  Instead, create your own creamer with dairy and an all-natural Stevia for sweetness.

In general, it never hurts to read labels to make better decisions. Cooking more and eating out less is one way to control your sugar intake. It’s challenging to know exactly what you’re eating when you dine out. Take control of your health!

Jodie Campbell

Certified Health Coach