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April 2010 Newsletter
 
Jackie Keller A Note from Jackie
Spring into a healthier summer!

Now that spring is officially here, it's the perfect time to focus some attention on lightening up and tightening up (your body, that is)! Most of us dress with fewer layers of clothing as the weather changes - layers that may soon be shed - and won't it be good to feel great about it? You know you can do it, it's just a matter of focus and direction.

 
Ready to get started? It's as easy as a phone call or email. Not quite ready yet? Read more about designing your concept of wellness and mastering your health by visiting JackieKeller.com. Take the free and simple wellness assessment - It only takes a few minutes to answer the questions that will lead you to the road map of personal wellbeing. I'm looking forward to helping you obtain your goals.

The eyes have it!
Did you know that March is Save Your Vision Month? It's also National Nutrition Month, so there's no better time to talk about the relationship between seeing well and eating well than right now!

Current research shows that nearly one out of four Americans over the age of 40 suffer from age-related macular degeneration or cataracts, the two leading causes of vision loss and blindness. But, it's far from inevitable, as basic and clinical research has proven that nutrients in eye-healthy foods can slow vision loss. In fact, according to optometrist Dr. Stuart Richter, vision and nutrition expert for the American Optometric Association, "indeed, in some cases, these foods can even improve vision, while providing additional health benefits to the patient".

Here are 5 top tips to help you eat optimally for eye health:

  1. LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN, naturally occurring are often found together and in dark leafy greens. These naturally occurring carotenoids are responsible for helping to protect the eyes from oxidative stress and high-energy light. Collard greens are a good source of natural zeaxanthin, providing 5.1 of the substance per cup, and you can also find good sources of both lutein and zeaxanthin in other dark leafy greens like spinach, chard and kale. Of the about 20 carotenoids found in human blood, only lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the visual system. Add one cup of cooked spinach per day to diet each day for 10 mg of lutein.
  2. OMEGA-3 FATS. These favorable fats are found in tuna, salmon and sardines, along with flax seeds. There are so many health benefits to these essential, polyunsaturated fatty acids; it's great that we can add a reduced risk of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) and better vision to the list!
  3. VITAMIN C, found in brightly colored fruits and vegetables, is a water-soluble vitamin that can help reduced the risk of cataracts (in high doses). Reach for the best-looking (deepest colored) bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and citrus fruits to augment your meals and snacks. Don't forget those all-important carrots - tried and true, they are great for you! To ensure that you're getting enough vitamin C, add one cup (8 fl oz) of calcium fortified orange juice to your daily meal plan. It contains more than 80 mg/ serving this important vitamin, more than enough to help offset some eye diseases.
  4. ZINC, an essential mineral found in many lean meats (turkey, red meat, oysters, nuts, beans and fortified cereals) is found in almost every cell in the body. Zinc is important for maintaining nearly every cell in the body, and for maintaining the senses of taste and smell (both can degenerate with advancing age). It's also found in the retina, and helps the functioning of enzymes responsible for eye health. Pick up a package of turkey, or for something unusual, frozen ostrich meat for a zinc-rich change of pace
  5. VITAMIN E, the collective name of a set of fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant properties, may also help prevent cataracts and delay macular degeneration. Try snacking on single servings (watch those portions) of natural peanut butter (1 tablespoon is the serving size), baked sweet potatoes (1/2 cup cooked is the serving size), sunflower seeds or almonds (1 ounce portions) for an eye-healthy treat!

You can see from this list that good vision nutrition is also good nutrition for overall health. Drinking plenty of water is also important for overall health and vision. We know that staying properly hydrated can be a challenge at any age – but particularly for those who have not developed the lifelong habit of drinking water. Aim for 8 (8 ounce) glasses per day, in addition to any other beverages that you may be drinking.

Finally, don't forget to wear shades. Eyes are very sensitive to UV radiation, so wearing large sunglasses offers protection for your eyes from the sun, and as a side benefit, will help minimize those wrinkles and lines that come from squinting outside!

*Article featured in April issue of "Life After 50" magazine.
 

Testimonial Tuesday
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"Putting the weight loss goals aside (I hit and then exceeded my goals in the first 8 weeks of the program), I've learned so much through your program about portion control, healthy meal options and the importance of eating small meals throughout the day. You really turned my life around and I'm healthier and in much better shape than I had been in years. Granted I only needed to lose 10-15 pounds, but it's the healthy meals that have helped me lose dress sizes and find my stride again, and now I'm seriously considering running another marathon. I'm running 8 minute miles and I'm not sure I was consistently running that fast when I was in my 20s and running marathons with extensive training. I simply love your program!" - C.C.
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Nutrition expert Jackie Keller takes green living to the
next level with her new Honda FCX Clarity
For nutrition expert and NutriFit™ founder Jackie Keller, sustainable living is all about walking the walk, rather than just talking the talk. A longtime advocate of the environment, Jackie regularly incorporates preservative-free and organic products into NutriFit™ meals, and she even offers guests the option of obtaining allorganic, vegetarian and/or vegan meal plans. Jackie is further minimizing her carbon footprint with her new Honda FCX Clarity, a zero-emissions fuel cell electric vehicle.

This revolutionary sedan utilizes fuel cell technology to produce electricity, offering an eco-friendly alternative to gasoline; the only byproduct that the car leaves behind is water. Jackie is one of just fifteen customers driving the Honda FCX Clarity today, as Honda is in early stages of its long-term car deployment program in Southern California.

"I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen to lease this groundbreaking new vehicle, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions," says Jackie. "Preserving the environment is an integral part of my everyday life -- whether I am purchasing organic ingredients from local purveyors for NutriFit™ or talking to my children about climate change. The Honda FCX Clarity enables me to further take action to preserve the Earth."

Honda's application process required all customers interested in leasing the vehicle to answer surveys detailing their lifestyle and environmental philosophies, as well as information pertaining to their residence, commute, etc. Hand-picked among tens of thousands of Internet applicants, Jackie was selected by Honda to lease the vehicle on the basis of her eco-friendly lifestyle and passion for clean technology, as well as the distance of her commute route and her area of residence, which is located within close proximity to a hydrogen station.

>>For more information on the Honda FCX Clarity
>>Check out the video clip of the Honda Clarity on BBC America's "Top Gear"
 

   March into Nutrition month with daily health
tips from celebrity health expert Jackie Keller
DAY 1: March is National Nutrition Month!

DAY 2: Today is Red Cross America Day! Eat and wear red in support- apples are very high in fiber and mineral boron peak season is September-May

DAY 3: Don’t count out daily activities as opportunities for exercise! Even gardening can burn 170 cal/ ˝ hr.
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Recent Press
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Another valued health partner
Dalel Tartak, M.D. – Specialist in advanced laser vision
For more information visit mybettervision.com or to schedule a consultation call (626) 854-0148
 
Dalel Tartak, M.D.    New advancement in Lasik Vision Correction brings hope for people over 40 frustrated with reading glasses

Dr. Dalel Tartak, a highly respected leading Ophthalmologist and a specialist in the field of Lasik and refractive surgery is bringing new hope for people over the age of 40 suffering from the frustration of using reading glasses for near vision and at computer distance.

The new procedure known as Presby Lasik or Near Vision Multi-focal Laser Vision Correction helps correct the condition of aging eyes commonly known as Presbyopia. This condition is the loss of near vision focusing power that occurs in most people after the age of 40. Based on this new technique, it is now possible to correct functional near vision and provide significant improvement in computer distance vision as well as distance vision.

Dr. Tartak recently developed her own nomogram for this procedure and has developed many other innovative surgical techniques over the past decade that have helped advance the science of laser vision correction for many patients worldwide.
 

NutriFit client Spotlight
Mickey Kavanau
Mickey Kavanau    When I started with NutriFit, I wanted to lose 20 pounds and get back to the size I should be. I was skeptical at first, but it ended up being a wonderful experience, not a chore or something I had to work hard at. NutriFit provides lovely, fresh meals and they are very accommodating. If you don't like a certain meal they will always make adjustments for you. The service was wonderful. I lost 20 pounds in 5 months. The snacks especially made a big difference. My doctor wanted me to keep going and lose the last 10, and I did! 30 pounds later, not only do I look great, but my back hurts less. I have recommended NutriFit to everyone I know.

It is so great to be back to my old size again. Before, I was feeling self-conscious. Now, I can go into any store and not worry if they'll have my size. I can wear whatever I want. All of my friends keep telling me how fabulous I look. I'm a grandmother, but even as you get older there's nothing wrong with being a little vain! My granddaughter recently saw me and said, "Grandma, you're smaller than me!"

With NutriFit you are never too young or to old to have a healthy life. It will make you feel better, I guarantee it.


 
NutriFit Mighty Mind Mix
Keep mental muscles strong by eating the right foods! Jackie Keller, nutrition expert & NutriFit founder, has unveiled the key to maximizing the brain’s performance with her NEW Mighty Mind Mix. Combining brain-enhancing ingredients such as dried cherries, roasted soy nuts, dried blueberries, slivered almonds and dark chocolate espresso beans, the Mighty Mind Mix serves to sharpen the memory and increase energy.

Both the dried cherries and the dried blueberries in the Mighty Mind Mix work to reverse memory loss, as do the soy nuts. Meanwhile, the almonds serve to preserve the brain’s vitality, stabilize moods and increase energy. Lastly, the dark chocolate espresso beans act to enhance energy, alertness, reaction time and mood.
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 Inside this issue:
>> Make it simple Mondays
>> Seven secrets of NutriFit's success
>> Wellness Coaching
>> 31 Health tips to jump start your January from celebrity health expert, Jackie Keller
>> Recent Press
>> Featured Health Partner
>> Featured Client
>> NutriFit Mighty Mixes

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