Archive for April, 2010

Calli tea can be recycled & helpful to plants and pets!

I LOVE drinking Calli tea. It makes me feel so good during the day as it cleanses and detoxifies my body.
Each morning a make a warm thermos of 32 ounces of regular Calli tea from just one tea bag a day and drink it at my office as I work.

Wow, does it help me with detailed work. It keeps me focused and energized, too.
With the five plants in each tea bag I also wondered how it could help my dog, Carley.
She has constant fatique from Addison’s Disease, so I figured I see if she could enjoy my Calli tea grinds.
I took the used grinds each morning from my used tea bag and I now mix it into her dry dog kibble and any wet food I may add to her kibble.

Carley loves the Calli, and actually licks her bowl each morning. I’ve learned from Naturopathic Doctors that because Calli has herbs in it, if she has pests in her stomach they will move away and leave the body. And it will give her energy, which I am pleased to report that Carley is much more active today!

I also discovered that since giving Carley the Calli tea grinds she is hardly shedding at all. Go figure and hallelujah! It’s spring here in Phoenix and time when she sheds like crazy but not this year. The hair comes away on the brush and not all over the place like before. Thank you, Calli tea and Dr. Chen.

Oh yes, one more thing.. I give the grinds to my plants, too. No longer do I buy chemical fertilizers. I have Calli now and it makes my plants, indoors and outdoors, greener. Amazingly, my cane plant bloomed from this tea.
This all makes me wonder how I am blooming inside from drinking this tea. I certainly feel better and so do the things, pets and people I love.

Enjoy with healthy regards,

Christine MarekWellness Consultant 480.491.9551.. on call for YOU!

May Wellness Class, 5.8.10, features Optometrist- Dr. Mark Page

Restore Your Eyesight Without Surgery
Next Ahwatukee Heath and Wellness Class, 5.8.10!

Every second Saturday of the month a “Health & Wellness” education class is organized which highlights local experts. These experts explain how various wellness choices can make a positive difference in our healthy lives.

On Saturday, May 8th, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., the class will learn about Eye Health Care and how there are new restorative methods that do not involve surgery. This topic is extremely current.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Page, who is recognized as one of the Top Optometrists in the United States by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Page is also the owner of Arizona’s Vision, located in the Phoenix-Ahwatukee community. He will explain to attendees about vision improvement without surgery with Ortho-K contact lenses and Revital Vision, a software program that actually trains your brain to see better.

The class occurs at the Ironwood Library at 4333 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 85048.
There is no cost. Prizes and Demonstrations will be provided. A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating.

Call Christine at 480-491-9551
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Torrance Magazine features Sunrider Founder’s Focus on Optimal Health

Dr. Tei-Fu Chen, founder of Sunrider International, is featured in the April 2010 issue of Torrance, California Magazine, (a quarterly magazine published by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. The article, written by Wendy Teng and entitled “A New Approach to Health—the Philosophy of Regeneration,” traces the centuries-old tradition of herbal study in China and focuses on how Dr. Chen has pioneered his own approach to achieving optimal health, based on his personal experience and years in college, where he studied herbs and earned a degree in pharmacy.

The article describes how Dr. Chen’s unique approach is grounded in his Philosophy of Regeneration™, the blueprint that guides the formulation of all Sunrider® products. This philosophy advocates that “foods should not force the body to react, but should provide the nutrition for the body to take care of itself.” The four principles of this philosophy are explained in detail in the article.

To read the entire article, “A New Approach to Health—the Philosophy of Regeneration,” please see below.

A New Approach to Health—The Philosophy of Regeneration

In the United State, the interest in natural and herbal-based products has grown dramatically for the past few decades. In China, the study of herbs has been continuing even longer—for the past 5,000 years. In fact, one could say that the Chinese represent the longest human case study in the world. However, the relationship between nature’s bounty and the human body is complicated. For example, China has a long history of emperors who died young from an overaggressive use of herbs. Emperors wanted to be strong and mighty, so their herbalists prepared tonics with ginseng and other stimulating herbs. While those tonics increased the emperor’s strength and energy, they also had side effects such as anxiety, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure. Many modern medicines are derived from plants as well, but they too often have serious side effects.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Tei-Fu Chen, founder of Sunrider International, pioneered a different approach to health. As a young child, he was sickly and frail. His grandfather made herbal concoctions to improve Tei-Fu’s health. While Tei-Fu hated eating his grandfather’s bitter remedies, this early experience shaped the rest of his life. In college, Tei-Fu studied herbs and earned a degree in pharmacy. He recognized the power of ancient herbal wisdom and the technological advances for modern medicine. However, he thought that ancient and modern medicine took a curative approach to health—necessary in cases of illness and disease—but not the best solution for overall health and well-being. He believed that foods should not force the body to react, but should provide the nutrition for the body to take care of itself. He called this approach the “Philosophy of RegenerationTM.”

The Philosophy of RegenerationTM has four principles to guide us on the types of foods and products to use:1. Nourish + Cleanse = Balance. Our body naturally goes through cycles of “yin” and “yang”—inhaling and exhaling, eating and excreting, nourishing and cleansing. When yin and yang are in balance, we enjoy optimal health.

2. Foods, not chemicals. Supplements such as vitamin pills and protein powders are very popular. However, they often contain high dosages of chemical isolates that our bodies have a hard time absorbing. At best, our body excretes those chemical isolates. At worst, they can cause serious side effects and damage your kidneys. Our body recognizes foods, not chemicals.

3. Variety.
There is no perfect food. Every ingredient has positive and negative effects on the body depending on how you prepare, use, and eat them. We need to eat a variety of foods for optimal health.

4. Formulation and concentration. We don’t always eat as healthily as we should. We often need supplements to fill in our nutritional gaps. Formulation is very important to a balanced, healthy supplement. The formulator must have the expertise to choose the right ingredients and know how to prepare and combine them. Concentration is also very important. Most studies done on the benefits of antioxidants use high concentrations not found in nature. For examples, there are many reports on the benefits of resveratrol and the advice to drink a glass of wine a day. Unfortunately, to achieve the results of the study, you would actually need to drink 1,000 bottles of wine! With advanced technology, we can now extract and concentrate beneficial nutrients while minimizing negative ingredients. By following the principles of the Philosophy of RegenerationTM, you can enjoy optimal health and vitality.
Article provided by Wendy Teng. TORRANCE MAGAZINE APRIL 2010

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Christine Marek