What is a body by NutriBullet? To me, it’s a body that is not only leaner, but less toxic and more balanced. It’s very exciting to read all of the stories from people who have turned to the NutriBullet as a resource to help them transform their bodies and to help them and their families make healthier lifestyle choices.
Now, as we enter the summer months, for many of us maybe it won’t be so terrifying. In the past as the warmer months approached, I would become anxious about my wardrobe because I don’t exactly have the same shape that I did in my twenties and, quite frankly, the older you become, the more body parts you consider covering up. I haven’t even been in a bathing suit since the late 80’s. Thanks to the NutriBullet program, this is actually the first summer in over 20 years that I don’t feel as self-conscious about my body and am willing to expose more than just my ankles and forearms.
What is it about this slender, powerful machine that has such an impact on people? It still amazes me! Those who use it on a consistent basis have noticed a difference in appearance, symptom relief and also positive changes in their overall well-being. This can be a motivating factor in making even more healthy changes in lifestyle. Just when I thought that I had pretty much benefited as much as possible from eating healthier, increasing my physical activity and using my NutriBullet daily, I just had blood work and learned that my cholesterol total is 153! This is the first time in my life that my cholesterol has been less than 180.
What results have you experienced after using the NutriBullet?
It’s a question we get a lot here at NutriBullet, so we thought we’d share one user’s inventive ideas when it comes to how she uses her milling blade. From a nut and seed mix to amazing marinades and seasonings, blogger Ash has gotten milling down to an art form. Check out her ideas at The Neon Leopard!
I’ve had allergies for as long as I can remember, ranging from mild to moderately severe. I’m thankful that now, they’ve subsided to the point that I don’t need to take allergy medication anymore.
I had asthma as a child and it seemed like I was always sick. I wouldn’t be surprised if I sneezed the minute I entered this world! Almost everything seemed to trigger an allergy attack: dust, pollen, pet dander, pollution, and the worst of it seemed to be cigarette smoke. Breathing, wheezing, itchy watery eyes, coughing and sneezing – I was miserable. I remember being sent to the nurse’s office and then straight home.
There was no daycare back then and no babysitter wanted to take care of a constantly sick child all of the time. Since both of my parents had careers, it was my retired grandmother who took care of me until my illness subsided. It was a win-win situation; I had a loving family member tending to me (my parents also had my three older siblings to take care of) and I got to spend quality time with my grandmother.
Thankfully, I grew out of my childhood asthma, but as I matured into adulthood, my allergy symptoms returned. I soon suffered from constant eye infections, red itchy eyes, and endless sneezing and coughing fits that I’d call “allergy spells.”
One of my allergy spells was so bad that I was sent to get an allergy test. It was a “prick” test with medical staff pricking my skin repeatedly with different needles. They went from inside my elbow down to my wrist. This was like torture and by the time they reached my wrist, I was in tears. Pretty extreme for someone with a high pain tolerance. They prescribed allergy medicine, nasal sprays, eye drops, you name it.
Recently, my doctor told me that since I had asthma as a child, I would have to endure allergies as an adult. When he finished talking, he gave me a sample inhaler and a bunch of prescriptions. I refused to believe him. I was determined to heal myself naturally.
Fast forward to today. As of this writing, I’m only using non-prescription eye drops. One of my co-workers asked me recently if I still suffered from allergies. Bless her heart! I told her that I still had allergies, but after drinking veggie-fruit Blasts, my symptoms have drastically reduced. Every now and then, I’ll sneeze or cough, but it goes away quickly. Those allergy spells are gone. My recovery time has been drastically reduced. I haven’t had to use my eye drops in over a month.
Since using the NutriBullet, my immune system has gotten a lot stronger and for that, I am tremendously grateful.
A new report published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown a link between red meat consumption and an increased risk of type 2 Diabetes. This shouldn’t exactly be shocking – red meat consumption has already been linked to higher mortality rates and increased cancer risk, but the study’s results were surprising in their conclusiveness: it found that among study participants who started eating more red meat, the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes increased by almost 50 percent.
Researchers tracked what happened to people after they started changing their meat-eating habits. The diets of about 100,000 people were assessed using food frequency questionnaires and it was found that red meats such hot dogs and bacon were strongly associated with increased diabetes risk.
Allison Aubrey, food blogger at NPR’s The Salt noted that the most significant driver of type 2 Diabetes is body weight and that red meat’s high calorie and fat content could be a major factor in the study’s results.
Luckily, Father’s Day falls in the summer, so it’s a great time of year to get outdoors, engage in healthy activity and spend some quality time with the dads in your life (fathers, hubbies, brothers and buddies included!) Dads love nothing more than having fun doing something they love with their families by their side. You can get your dad any number of ties or gadgets, but giving him an experience and memories beats any wrapped gift! So, we’ve whipped up a few dad-approved ideas for activities that might put a smile on his face this year!
- Water sports enthusiast? – If so, then consider Father’s Day gift ideas such as a boat ride, a day of scuba driving, surfing or a trip down the whitewater in a kayak.
- Speed guy? – If that’s the case then the way you should go is a day spent driving a rally car or an experience in a unique V8 supercar. If, on the other hand, dad is the type who likes the sky, then consider Father’s Day gifts like paragliding, hot air ballooning or sky diving.
- Outdoorsman? – How about a family hike or camping trip?
- Sports Guy? – Get tickets to his favorite team’s game or take him out to play. Shoot some hoops, play some golf, whatever his sports persuasion, gather the family and do it together!
- Dare devil? – Try rappelling, zip lining or spelunking
- Foodie – Set up an iron chef competition between the members of your family and let dad be the judge!
Whatever you do, start the day with a healthy Blast, which will be light and filling in Dad’s tummy, while providing him with the energy he needs for the day ahead.
No matter what you do, be sure to make it fun and show dad just how much you appreciate him!