DIABETIC FRIENDLY - great for diabetics and for preventing diabetes and obesity!
Breakfast sets the pace for the day!
Professional car racers can only keep the pace if their fuel is absolutely correct. The same applies for us!
In our 'got-to-go' society, the trend has been to skip breakfast and 'grab something on the run' which more often than not has become coffee and a muffin or other sweet pastry; and give the kids some sort of starch and sugar in a box with low fat milk.
This 'habit' has definitely helped fuel the Diabetic and Obesity epidemic throughout North America, not to mention the 'always hungry and tired feelings' we have throughout the day.
Insulin and Leptin
Two hormones, insulin and leptin, are now clearly at the center of discussion and need to be understood in order to get this epidemic under control. Hormones are chemical messengers that direct, orchestrate and regulate all your body's activities.
These two in particular govern when you are hungry, when to stop eating, what your body should do with its glucose and fat...store it or burn it...(I know which one I'd rather have happening!!)
Insulin is such an important hormone that without it, cells would stop allowing glucose (your energy molecule) from entering through the cell membrane and be metabolized for energy production. Diabetics know this only too well, but so do top athletes who strive to achieve enhanced performance.
Leptin on the other hand is a hormone, produced by your fat cells. It tells your brain when you should eat, how much and WHEN to stop. It also has other critical functions such as regulating blood circulation, preventing blood clots, enhancing new bone growth, regulating body temperature and cell reproduction to name but a few.
When the body's levels of both are too high, you have serious problems with sugar and fat metabolism, which commonly leads to diabetes and obesity if left unchecked. The culprit is progressive Insulin and Leptin Resistance.
In Insulin Resistance, the body's sugar levels progressively increase in an attempt to trick the cell in absorbing more glucose, because elevated insulin levels gradually slow the process down. It leads to a vicious cycle of hyper and hypoglycemic events, and eventually, to many degenerative diseases including but not limited to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
In Leptin Resistance, your body's 'fat burning' slows down, giving rise to sweet cravings and more fat storage. This in turn leads to the same degenerative diseases as insulin resistance. Look at it this way, the more your inadequate diet triggers high levels of Insulin or Leptin, the more your body gets 'tired' of the constant demand (nagging) for sugar and the more your insulin just stops 'listening' and shuts down it's receptors (preventing absorption into the cell). This is 'Resistance'. Sound a lot like a nagging spouse syndrome doesn't it.
Both hormones are 'regulators' and as such should not be inhibited by drugs lest you want a whole lot of side effects. For the majority of people, the only sensible way for these two to return to normal is to adopt dietary changes.
Start your day with a high fiber, low complex carbohydrate, low glycemic, high quality protein breakfast with plenty of good Omega 3 oils. This keeps insulin and leptin levels low and triggers fat burning.
Morning 'Power Smoothie' to the rescue!
For years now, Dr. Bohemier, DC., of Innotech Nutrition has successfully started his day with this simple, easy and inexpensive recipe, which provides him with all essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals and essential fatty acids to carry him well through the day. It has eliminated morning sugar cravings and fatigue, further providing much needed energy and normal weight, which we all strive for. It's also one of many proactive things he does to prevent degenerative diseases and insure longevity.
It's Simple! - Dr. Bohemier's "Power Smoothie" Recipe
Start with a good blender and add:
- one tablespoon each of organic flax
- one tablespoon of hemp seeds
- one teaspoon of organic chia seeds
- 1 to 2 cups of high antioxidant whole frozen or fresh low glycemic berries (a mix of berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and saskatoons is great if you have them on hand)
- 1 to 2 cups of water and ice
- begin blending and once the seeds and fruits are mostly crushed;
- add one scoop of high quality super greens powder
- add one scoop (25 - 30grams) of Bodyflex AM
Let it further blend for only about 5 seconds, 'bump blend' or stir in by hand as blender blades can harm the structure of protein powders and should not be used except to blend or stir in the protein as a last stage of preparation.
Voila! It's ready to go. If he's in a hurry, he pours it in a shaker cup with a lid and straw and off he goes. In addition, he consumes at least 3 - 6 grams of omega 3 marine mammal oil caps (higher in DPA than fish oils). All of his vitamins and minerals are included in Bodyflex AM. Do the same for the kids and watch them thrive! Many children who have used Bodyflex AM in the morning have the ability to sit still, concentrate and learn in school.
What is in Bodyflex AM?
Bodyflex AM contains Cold Processed Whey Protein Isolate, L-Lysine, L-Glutamine, L-Threonine, L-Proline, L-Aspartic Acid, a Multi-Vitamin, a Multi-Mineral, Glucosamine and is sweetened with stevia. Bodyflex AM does not contain any sugars or high glycemic ingredients, chemical sweetners or fillers. Bodyflex is great when added to a fruit smoothie to ensure that you are getting your complex carbs and fibre from the fruit.
Each 30 gram Serving Contains:
Medicinal Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate 20 g, L-Glutamine 4000 mg, L-Lysine HCl 3000 mg, L-Aspartic acid 2000 mg, L-Threonine 1700 mg, Glucosamine HCl (Vegan) 500 mg, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate) 400 mg, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 10 μg or 400 IU, Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 140 mg AT or 300 IU, Calcium (Calcium Citrate) 210 mg, Potassium (Potassium Gluconate) 185 mg, Phosphorous 130 mg, Magnesium (Magnesium Citrate) 84 mg, Zinc 20 mg, Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 10 mg, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 7.5 mg, Manganese 7.5 mg, Niacin (Niacinamide) 3 mg, Iron 2.5 mg, Folic acid 1000 μg, Biotin 500 μg, Vitamin A (Palmitate) 1000 IU, Vitamin A (Beta-carotene) 1000 IU, Selenium 65 μg, Chromium 37.5 μg.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Chicory root extract, natural vanilla flavor, natural chocolate flavor (Bodyflex Chocolate only), stevia leaf powder, sea salt 95 mg.
Customers report success with blood sugar control, weight loss, acid reflux relief, improved immune system (less sick days), improved joint flexibility, more energy, healthier hair, smoother skin, less sugar cravings, quicker recovery after workouts, muscle tone, less aches and pains, even cholesterol and blood pressure improvements. See the Cardioflex Q10 page for an effective heart health formula.
BodyFlex AM is manufactured by Innotech Nutrition Solutions
Disclaimer : The statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other regulatory entity. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this Web site or in emails is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your physician. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your condition. To find a naturopathic doctor in Canada or the United States click on the respective country.
"We think the Bodyflex AM shake is a great product. I have lost 15 pounds, and my wife has lost 21 pounds. Without busy schedules we do not eat very healthy at lunch or supper, so having the Bodyflex AM shake as a healthy balanced breakfast is perfect for our family. We have been using the shake for approximately a year now and we are happy to say we have more energy, and my joint problems have completly gone away."
"For years my two kids have had cereal for breakfast because I don't have anytime to cook a proper breakfast for them every single morning. I make a Bodyflex AM smoothie in the morning for all of us, including my husband, and I feel confident that my children are getting the proper nutrients that their body demands. It is that easy. My skin feels smooth, my hair is healthier and I have also lost 8 pounds in two months."
"Since I have been on the Bodyflex AM program, I feel more energetic, I have less pop cravings and if I have a smoothie for breakfast, I'm not hungry until noon. Lately, I have had a problem with stiff joints but having a shake five times a week alleviates this stiffness."
"I have lost 35 pounds in 5 months on the Bodyflex AM shake. My doctor is quite impressed with my whole turn around. I feel great! I follow the Bodyflex AM nutrition program as well and have a shake 4 - 5 times a week in the mornings."
"This product is unreal. I can workout longer, I have more energy during the day and my recovery period after workouts has been cut in half. I have taken many protein supplements before and none have tasted this rich or mixed this well. I have to say I feel healthier and more complete nutritionally."
"I have used many competing products and there is nothing else out in the market today that compares with the quality of the Bodyflex AM shake. I consider myself to be "in shape" and use the Bodyflex AM shakes as a healthy alternative for breakfast and after exercising."
"I am 67 years of age, I have a Bodyflex AM shake every morning with fruit and flax. I have lots of pep, my digestion has improved 100% and I don't feel weak and tired anymore. I have now been taking the Bodyflex AM shake for one year and I am now enjoying each day to the fullest. I have 3 of my fiends taking Bodyflex AM as well."
"Since my car accident 5 years ago, I have had difficulty with walking and flexibility in my legs. Bodyflex AM has helped me immensely. My friends have all made comments on the great improvements they have seen me overcome and seeing that my body is getting back into shape. I use the Bodyflex AM shake as my breakfast 5 times per week and have seen a significant improvement with joint movement and muscle function."
"Since being on Bodyflex AM I have lost 53 lbs. When I started taking Bodyflex AM I weighed 308 lbs. and now I am down to 255 lbs. I have more energy and I find it easier to go walking and to exercise."
"The Bodyflex AM protein shake is giving me more energy; I am outworking a 30 yr. old man at work. I also have less aches and pains&mash;my chronic back and knee problems are reduced."
"I am a bodybuilder and rely on my Bodyflex AM for the protein, the energy that it gives me and it's ability to fill me up. I ran out of it just recently and I hadn't been able to run to the store to get more. My roommate had another protein shake at home that she was taking, so I decided to try it. I noticed that I was hungry right away and that it didn't fill me up - I didn't feel as good as I do when I am on the Bodyflex. I had to go out and buy more Bodyflex because there was no way I was going to try the other protein stuff again. I could definitely notice the difference when I started taking my Bodyflex again."
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Disclaimer : The statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this Web site or in emails is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your physician. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your condition. To find a naturopathic doctor in Canada, go to www.cand.ca. In the United States, go to www.naturopathic.org.
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"Dr. Bohemier's" Breakfast Smoothie
Start with a good blender; add one tablespoon each of organic flax and hemp seeds, one teaspoon of organic chia seeds, and 1 - 2 cups of high antioxidant whole frozen or fresh low glycemic berries. I prefer a mix of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Add 1 - 2 cups of water and ice and begin blending. Once the seeds and fruits are mostly crushed, I slow the blender speed down and add one scoop of my favorite super greens powder and one scoop (25 - 30grams) of Bodyflex AM. I let it further blend for only 5-10 seconds as blender blades can harm the structure of protein powders and should not be used except to blend or stir in the protein at a last stage of preparation.
Consume within 20 to 30 minutes of making the smoothie
Drink sufficient water, especially shortly after consuming the smoothie to ensure good digestion and absorption
If in a hurry or choosing to consume later, place smoothie in a air tight container (preferably glass) and keep cool to minimize oxidization and degradation of the smoothie. It should be good for a few hours.
While consuming the smoothie, utilize a bit of a "chewing" motion to ensure necessary digestive enzymes are introduced into the mixture as it passes through the mouth.
Feel free to experiment with different ingredients in order to have some variety if you so choose.
Always keep your smoothie "low glycemic"
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned or to anything you may consider adding to your smoothie, please avoid using or consuming them.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using any of these products. Please consult a doctor or health care practitioner with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your condition.