Tuesday, September 20, 2016

You Know Why You Look Healthier with a Little Tan? Because You Are!

     Over the last several decades, well meaning dermatologists and a not so always well meaning, 24 hour media have conspired to create such a scare that some people run in terror to their skin doctor if a ray of sunshine touches one square inch of "unprotected" skin.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

USANA Health Sciences Breakthrough Technology: CellSentials and InCelligence

The Language Of Cells

Do your cells really talk to each other?

Cellsentials and InCelligense: USANA Health Sciences Announces New Core Product:!

USANA Health Sciences announces its' U.S. Patent pending technology and revolutionary discovery of the secret cellular language.  They now can communicate with the human cell and signal it to turn on its' own protective and renewal mechanisms.  Dr Oz and other medical practitioners discuss via video their enthusiasm about this amazing new technology.
This revolutionary new technology is InCelligence and it is only found in USANA's new core product  CellSentials, as well as many of their other pharmaceutical quality supplements.

More to come!!  Stay tuned!!

Friday, July 8, 2016

High Blood Sugar Is Breaking Your Heart!

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Heart Attack

I recently was doing some research on two of the top ten killers in America:  heart disease and diabetes, and I learned something pretty amazing, or at least it seemed so to me.  Let me explain and let's see what you think.    

Thursday, June 30, 2016

7 Ways to Elongate and Enjoy Your Summer!

Blue sky,
Gentle breeze,
Fluffy white clouds,
Fresh air,
Shady umbrella's,
Cool drinks,
Big sigh,

"Have a great Summer!" people say as a greeting at the beginning of summer. Nice. but it's as if you're not going to see them or it's like BOOM it's already over...

7 Ways to Elongate and Enjoy Summer.

1. Relax. Relax. Relax. Stop the doing and just BE.

2. Spend time being with people you enjoy being with, who make you laugh and are fun to be around.
Nurture those special relationships and they will fuel your soul.

3. Get out in nature - the forest, the lake, the ocean - water is particularly healing.

4. Move your body. Only if you want to! Do what you love to do. Be gentle with yourself. Summer is a time to restore your equilibrium. Stop the madness, the rushing, the frantic exercising and ease into something that makes you feel like a kid.

5. Eat nourishing foods. Eat what you like. Ditch the rules, let your body have a rest. Listen to your body. It really does know best.
If you want something nourishing AND easy...try USANA's MYSMARTSHAKES and bars...

The way to do that is to drink at least 2 Litres of water every day. (You know we are 70% water!)
Of course if you're out in the heat you'll need more...and you have to stay on it...thirst means you left it too long.

7. Listen to your cravings...if it's a food...have it...something you want to do...do it...exercise...try it...doing nothing...why not? and then look underneath and ask yourself "Is there anything else I"m craving?" Do some journalling..maybe it's time alone, or with people or to dance, or laugh...whatever it is...DO IT! It's Summer and after it's over you'll be refreshed and ready to launch into another ACTION PACKED year...ENJOY!

To Your Radiant Health.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dr. Oz: USANA MySmartFoods - Easy As 1 2 3

What does the Smart in USANA MySmartFoods stand for?

Simple and Pure
Macronutrient Balance
Advanced Fats
Research Validated
Totally Personalized

To find out how you can customize your USANA MySmartFoods shakes and bars, check out the video below!

Tune in to The Dr. Oz Show on Tuesday, June 14 to hear from Dr. and Emmy award-winning sportscaster Jenn Brown about how these MySmart Shakes can help keep you in shape.

Check your local listing for the time and channel.

USANA MySmartFoods: The Macronutrient Solution

To your creatively, healthy life!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

ALLOW...ALLOW...To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

   The Serenity Prayer.

'God grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change.
Courage to change the things I can.
And the wisdom, to know the difference.'

I would like to speak of the elephant in the room...

When you are asked if you take vitamins ? What is your response ?
NO..that's hogwash...I eat healthy foods...I get all I need from the food I eat...

Or YES, but they do nothing...I don't want to spend a lot of money, so I buy them from Walmart.

Would you like to try pharmaceutical grade supplements, that really work?

NO...and...NO...closed minds to the potential benefits.


Here's my experience...my Grandmother and Mother were ahead of their time, with regards to
healthy eating and vitamins...so my mind was open to what was possible.

I have always had a passion for health and preventative health in particular...fast forward a few years...to when I was introduced to USANA and pharmaceutical grade vitamins and minerals in 2003.
I was open and curious.

To my delight, they helped me stay healthy. I had increased energy and slept better.

The more I learnt over the next 13 years, the more I realized I had stumbled across something truly helpful.

And back to the closed minded folk...


And back to the Serenity Prayer.

'God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (people's closed minds)
Courage to change the things I can (take USANA supplements)
And the wisdom to know the difference (I have experienced the benefits...which is wisdom).'


How open is your mind to possibility?
Are you tired of being sick all the time?
Low energy?
Can't sleep?

Why not give it a go?

You have nothing to loose and everything to gain.
Best of all 'SERENITY' -the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled about your health.

Shining a light on radiant health!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Support Your Digestive System with USANA Probiotic

Our digestive systems are like a disassembly line where food is broken down and nutrients are absorbed into our bodies.

Something  people may not know is that bacteria is what runs our digestive systems.

Friendly bacteria helps our digestive systems to run properly.  Some times this friendly bacteria can be overrun by unhealthy bacteria which can wreck havoc on our digestive systems. Our digestive systems will then either run too fast or too slow.

If this happens, our bodies can be deprived of the healthy nutrients our body needs.

With USANA Probiotic you can provide your digestive system with the friendly bacteria it needs to support digestion and support your immune system.

Since about 80% of your Immune cells live in your gut, USANA probiotic helps to support your immune system and strengthen your natural defense systems and prevents toxins from entering your body.

USANA's Probiotic delivers 12 Billion units of bacteria within 1 Dose.
It contains no sugar, no milk, no refrigeration, and has a shelf life of more than 18 months compared to other probiotics in the market.

If you want to support the friendly bacteria living in your digestion system AND support your immune system.  Try USANA's probiotic today.

You wont regret it.

To Your Health,
-Destrie Monis

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

USANA Procosa: A Supplement for Your Joints

If you've ever had problems with your joints, you know how difficult it can be to do simple things...

Sometimes it's harder to get up a flight of stairs, doing simple things like gardening, or crafts at home can seem nearly impossible with the pain that you have to fight through to get those things done.

Check out my personal testimonial about the USANA Procosa product here:

I also had an issue with my joints...

I used to breakdance in College and over the years, my wrists started to bother me.

I didn't know what I could do about it, until I learned about the USANA Procosa product.

After a few weeks of using the product, my wrists no longer bother me.

USANA's Procosa product is a supplement that contains Glucosamine and Meriva which has been shown to deliver noticable improvements in joint comfort and mobility in as little as 90 days.

If you're suffering from Joint Issues and feel like your lifestyle is being taken away due to the pain, I recommend you trying out USANA Procosa here.

I hope that it can help you too.

To Your Health,
Destrie Monis

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Heart Month...Where Do You Start?

February is traditionally heart month...with Valentines Day smack bang in the middle.

There are many levels to the heart and heart health...

I wish to speak about the metaphorical heart first. It is about LOVE of yourself and others.
In particular, the most powerful love begins with self love...not narcissistic ego driven love, but a genuine love of the magnificence that you are...it is the glue that holds the universe together.
You can only truly love another person after first loving yourself...

Loving yourself means valuing yourself. When you do that, you can then teach other people how to treat you. There is no need to bully or control someone else or allow another to do the same to you.
The more self love you have the more love you have to give to other people; because your tank is full. It doesn't matter how they are...you don't have to react to the guy who cuts you off in traffic  or the fellow worker who mumbles a hello with a grimace.

One way I like to love myself is selfcare...this is whatever nurtures you. A cup of tea and a detox bath with lavender and epsom salts is a favourite of mine. 

The physical heart is another aspect of heart health.

The heart is essentially a muscular pump...you want it to stay strong and healthy, throughout your life. Cells with the highest energy demands, such as the heart, contain the highest levels of CoQ10, which has a role in producing cellular energy for the heart and other muscles.

As we age, the ability to absorb and synthesize CoQ10 diminishes. There are other factors that influence its depletion...nutritional status, some drugs e.g. statins and excessive exercise or environmental stressors.

USANA's CoQ10 is a supplement I use to ensure I am getting adequate levels of CoQ10.

Along with this, exercise is essential to keeping your
cardiovascular system healthy.

So, go out there...love yourself...take care of your heart, eat nutritious food, get some exercise and take this fabulous supplement for insurance.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

USANA Visionex: Food For Your Eyes

Our eyes are our windows to the outside world.

Sometimes we take that them for granted, but did you know that you can take steps to be proactive to help keep them healthy?

USANA's Visionex product will be appearing on the Dr. Oz show on February 23rd.  Be sure to check it out! 

USANA Visionex helps to provide the nutrients you need to help maintain proper eye function with antioxidant nutrients like blueberry extract, Vitamin C, and zinc with helps to counteract free radical damage.

Our eyes can take a toll daily, from air pollution, dryness and oxidative damage from the sun, to bright lights we're exposed to on a daily basis. 

In order to combat these effects that our eyes are put through, its important to make sure that our eyes are given the proper nutrients to give it the best shot to fight free radicals. Our eyes are like any other organ within our body.  They can benefit from receiving the proper nutritional supplements. 

If you're interested in finding nutritional supplements for your eyes, you can check out
USANA Vistionex here. 

And be sure to check out this product on the Dr. Oz show on February 23rd.

To Your Health,
Destrie Monis

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Functional Medicine: A Radical and Revolutionary Approach to Chronic Diseases

Live Healthy and Active
There is a not so quiet revolution in medicine occurring that has the potential to greatly extend your lifespan while, at the same time, make that extended life free of chronic pain and the ravages of illness or disease. Imagine attending your great grandchild's college graduation, and doing so without aid of walker or wheelchair.

  Consider the opportunity of living into your 90's or even 100's while remaining productive, coherent and happy.

These are all real possibilities with the amazing discoveries currently being made related to our understanding of the human genome, dna, molecular science and biology, as well as the practical application of this knowledge through the revolutionary practice of functional medicine.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How Are Your New Year's Resolutions coming along?

While talking with friends about their New Year's Resolutions and researching a few statistics, I decided many years ago to forgo making any New Year’s Resolutions and now have some data to back-up my decision. 

According to Details.com, here are just a few facts that make making New Year’s Resolutions a definite no-no.

  • 45% of Americans usually make New Year's Resolutions
  • 1 in 3: Number of people who ditch their vows by the end of January.
  • 73% gave up before meeting their goal.
  • 4: The number of times those same people have given up on their fitness resolutions in the past.

The Top 3 American Resolutions:
  • 21% Weight loss
  • 14% Improve finances
  • 14% Exercise
So in seeing these statistics - I suggest...
"The 3 Most Important Things You Should Not Do For Your New Year's Resolution"

  1. Don’t Set New Year’s Resolutions
  2. Don’t Write Them Down or Tell Anyone
  3. Don’t FAIL!!!

Funny If you Do #1 +# 2 then you will also DO #3.   

So here's to you successfully NOT failing this year and every year forward - Great Job!  That’s how easy it is to stop the craziness, stop the self-sabotaging and moving toward achieving your success.

With that huge New Year – New You battle out of the way we can look at another big battle we usually struggle with this time of year. DIETING!!!!

Again I suggest...“The 3 Most Important Things You Should Not Do For Optimal Health”

  1. Don’t Go on a Diet or Count Calories or Points
  2. Don’t Use Your Scale to Measure Your Health
  3. Don’t Fail Ever Again – EVER!!!

Here’s the TRUTH... Most people don’t know how their bodies function.  Ask yourself,
"do you fully comprehend the synergy between foods and activities—and how it all relates to weight, metabolism, body chemistry and overall health?"

Sign into Living By Design – Weight Management 101 to start learning and once you understand how your body really works – your path to optimal health is clear.

Kathy Kaehler, Celebrity Trainer and USANA Spokesperson promotes making healthy food choices, being physically active and supplementing your body.  Making the commitment to new habits helps keep you going and programs that have a start and finish timeline usually don’t last.  She promotes The5-Day RESET to Lose the Cravings, Lose The Pounds and Find the New You.

The 5-Day RESET is simple and convenient.  Once the five days are completed, you can continue on the “After RESET”.  Kathy Kaehler says, “Participating in the RESET program is a powerful week in your life.  After RESET” is the most extraordinary journey you can take for the rest of your life.”

Once you have a crystal clear understanding of how your body works with these two programs, Living By Design educational system and USANA's RESET, achieving and maintaining ideal weight is like the other two #3’s mentioned above – You  Don’t FAIL! 

Living By Design with USANA Health Science

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fat, Freedom and the Food Fascists

The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my opinions and not necessarily the opinions of the owners of this website, other bloggers or any other entities connected or related to it. (But they should be. :))

Breaking News!!:

    This past week the U.S. government issued its' latest dietary guidelines, and I know you are as shocked as I am, that it was not without controversy. Did you detect the dripping sarcasm?  I have already read several articles on the subject, and, though there is some praise,  no one seems totally satisfied that the government got it right.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Reset Your Body for the New Year

It’s a brand new year and what’s on your New Year’s Resolution list to accomplish this year?

Do you want to get healthier, exercise more, or just loose some weight that was packed on over the holidays?

If you’re like most people, you have a goal of loosing weight.

But where do you start?

Do you need to start a 5-7 day workout plan and a diet that consists of only wheat grass?

… Nope.

It all starts with making healthier choices. 

You don't have to start a diet that cuts your calories down to a few hundred and starve yourself.  You will feel too sluggish, you'll be low on energy, less alert and eventually give up on your goal of loosing weight in a few short weeks.

Let’s start with a few simple things you can do that will make it easier for you to continue doing until you get to your desired weight goal.

1.  Exercise More
If you had a choice between taking the elevator or taking the stairs, go for the stairs!  You could a walk during your lunch hour or if you’re feeling really ambitious, maybe even hit the gym during your break. 
    Set a time for yourself to get more exercise.  If you’re a morning person, plan to go to the gym in the morning or if you prefer the afternoon, plan to go after work.  But whenever you decide to go, make a commitment to yourself. 

    You don't have to go to the gym every single day of the week.  Start a simple plan for yourself that makes it easy for you to stay consistent. 

For example:  If you say that you will go the gym at least 3 days for a half hour each day, make a specific plan for it. Put it into your schedule.  You can plan to go to the gym every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after work. 

    If you miss one day, don't be too hard on yourself, go on the following day but still make sure you get the 3 days you committed yourself to do during the week.  Consistency is what is important.

2.  Make Healthier Food Choices

    If you faced a choice between a bag of chips or an apple, which choice would help you reach your New Year’s Resolution goal quicker?

The apple of course!

Every time you are faced with a food choice to make, just ask yourself this one question:

    “Does this help me get closer to my goal or move away from my goal?”

Just be aware of each choice you are making and if it is in line with your goal of loosing weight.

3.  Try Nutritional Supplements

    We don't always get the nutrition that we need from our food. 

If you live in the North East of the United States like I do, every winter you have to deal with a Vitamin D deficiency since the sun disappears for those months.  You can make up for that deficiency by taking a Vitamin D Supplement. 

    Everyone’s nutritional needs are different and I encourage you to do your own research and figure out which supplements would be beneficial to you and your situation.

If you are having trouble with letting go of the food cravings that are not the best choice to fill your New Year’s Resolution Goals, I suggest checking out USANA’s Reset Program.

Start your New Year’s on the right foot by making healthier choices!

To Your Health!

-Destrie Monis