Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coronary Heart Disease and Modest weight loss

According to the American Heart Association there are 9 major risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). 3 of the risk factors are not modifiable (age, gender, and genetics), but the remaining 6 (smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight or obese, physical inactivity) are. Weight loss can affect 4 of those 6 modifiable risk factors.

According to the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders reducing your weight even by 10 pounds can significantly decrease your risk factors for coronary heart disease. A sustained decrease in weight can,

1. Lower your cholesterol.

2. Lower your triglycerides

3. Lower your blood pressure.

4. Lower your insulin levels

5. Decrease your waist to hip ratio (decrease your weight)

Jacob and I have both decided to work on the modifiable risk factors by dumping the extra pounds we don't need. We did some research have decided to use ONE24 products in conjunction with a healthier diet. We have decided that the way these products work just makes sense. The way Natralean help with weight-loss (decreasing insulin resistance) is a healthy way to dump extra pounds and improve our cardiovascular health. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

NatraBurst and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that leads to
abdominal pain, cramping, changes in bowel movements,
and other symptoms. Jacob has had almost all of his
symptoms alleviated through the probiotics in NatraBurst
I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)...or should I say, I had IBS. My symptoms have all but disappeared since starting NatraBurst a few months ago. In 2010 I was hospitalized with severe gastrointestinal symptoms resulting in almost a month of hospitalizations including six different invasive procedures to attempt to diagnose and treat the problem. There was talk that perhaps I had Crohn's disease or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, perhaps I do. All that I know is that for two years I spend more time in the bathroom than anybody that I know and I have often been plagued by cramping, bloating symptoms. I have tried a few different pharmacologic treatments but to no avail.

When we started daily taking NatraBurst a few months ago I had no expectations that it would do anything for my bowel problems. In fact, I was skeptical and thought it was a scam. My wife signed up the first month, and after using it for a month I noticed a distinct reduction in my IBS symptoms. When I didn't use NatraBurst for 10 days, my symptoms came back. I immediately signed myself up for a One24 account so we could be sure to never run out of the stuff. I am not claiming that NatraBurst is a cure-all for IBS nor guaranteeing that it will work for you. Let me know if it has. 

I suspect that the reason that NatraBurst has really helped my symptoms is that each serving includes a healthy dose of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are basically "good" bacteria to that help to supplement those which naturally live in your intestines, helping to maintains a healthy natural "intestinal flora". This results in improved digestion and intestinal health. Prebiotics are basically nutrients that these good bacteria flourish. We don't know why probiotics work, but research shows that it does. Take this study by Kajandar et al for example which demonstrated that a "probiotic mixture is effective in alleviating irritable bowel syndrome symptoms" with no discernible negative side effects. 

This is why I am very happy with One24. It is not like many MLM schemes out there were the product doesn't really matter, but rather I am getting a great product that has real discernible benefits. Since I got a referral my first month, immediately my purchase price was being supplemented with a check based on sales that other people had made (This is why One24 is considered linear and multi-level marketing, as I get paid on sales that I am not directly responsible for). Purchase price supplementation can turn into income in a few months. It's great there's no inventory to buy, I don't have to sell to anybody, I get a great product each month that I can cancel at any time, and best of all: I get a product that I love to take and to talk about.

The drastic reduction in my IBS symptoms hasn't been the only benefit, but it has been a huge one. If you are interested in learning more or signing up, sign up to be on my waiting list so you can join too. If you have any questions contact us or post in the comments below. 


Both of us are in the medical field, Jacob being a nurse anesthetist and Kiki a nurse. Much of what we've read in the early advertising for One24's new product NatraLean left us with more questions than answers. The last thing we want to be a part of is a scam or a gimmick promising weight loss without results or even worse harming our bodies. We hope over the next few weeks to post information regarding scientific evidence and  the research on the ingredients that are in the parts of the NatraLean 3-part weight-loss product.

After receiving the first shipment of NatraLean and researching its ingredients, considering the weight-loss system, we were convinced enough to start Jacob on the plan. Kiki is breastfeeding now and, while we can't see that there is any danger in taking NatraLean while breastfeeding, we decided not to risk it. Nevertheless, many of the concepts of the NatraLean weight loss plan can work to help you effectively use (and not store) the calories you consume even without all of the NatraLean components. So Kiki will be following a diet similar to that recommended with the NatraLean weight loss system but using NatraBurst instead.

After learning about the ingredients in NatraLean and understanding the diet, we are happy to report that it just makes sense. NatraLean is all about helping to maintain your metabolism in energy using and not energy storing mode by limiting the degree of blood sugar spikes. The diet recommended for use with NatraLean is one that will naturally tend to keep your body in this fat-burning, energy-using mode. NatraLean is designed to work with your body in this process, each of the ingredients helping to keep your blood sugar low, help your body quickly clear the blood stream of sugar (by decreasing insulin resistance), and help maintain your bodies metabolic balance tending toward catabolism (breaking down) of fat while sparing your protein. So you tend to burn fat while maintaining energy levels all day long.

Over the next few weeks we hope to post more specifics about the overall system, links to research articles regarding the ingredients, and maybe some more scientific articles about the overall principles of how the body uses and stores energy and what that has to do with our weight.

We are tracking our results and will keep you updated on the results. If you are interested in using NatraLean or NatraBurst please sign up on our waiting list so that we can share on of our Green Tickets with you. You will not only get the health benefits, but we would love to help you earn some extra income over time.

Please note, we are not offering medical advise here or anywhere else on the blog. Please consult your physician for personalized medical advise.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Why did we join One24?

We knew we weren't getting all the fruits and veggies we needed on a daily basis and wanted to do something about it. We did some research online and came accross One24. One 24 offers two products. Our first thought was "SCAM." After time and research we realized that One24 is different than multilevel marketing. They have an exclusive linear compensation plan. It is very low risk $70 a month, so we decided to try it. One24 is designed to over a period of 2 years increase your income. We figured, "Why not get paid to get the nutrients we need?" The product is $60 a month +shipping and there are no fees, no selling, and you don't have to have a garage full of product. We are excited to supplement our bodies and our income.