Join us for our New Year’s Challenge!

If you are honest you thought already about your new year’s resolution. It has crossed your mind, that you should eat healthier  and cleaner. Maybe you decided already to lose some pounds. We want to initiate the idea – already before the Holidays – to join us for our New Year’s Challenge. Following Confucius suggestion: “Success depends upon previous preparation.”

Join the metabolic balance® 2018 New Year’s Challenge

What are you waiting for? Join the 2018 metabolic balance® New Year’s Challenge and enter our raffle to Win a Kindle Fire HD. Lose the unwanted weight and improve your health and your vitality. Finding your personal equilibrium is the best solution for long term success and personal empowerment. With metabolic balance® you receive a personalized nutritional road map that leads the way.

“The 6% in 6 weeks Transformation

According to the Chinese proverb “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, we believe that you can go “one step” above the standard of 5% body weight loss which research has shown can offer significant benefits in initial health improvement to those obese and overweight. Additionally, this is an attainable goal for the majority of our metabolic balance® clients. Therefore, your certified metabolic balance® coach will assist you towards this target – a key milestones of success within your get-healthy journey. Additionally, this milestone can contribute greatly to your personal motivation, encouraging you to stay on your personal metabolic balance® journey! We have seen that the longer and closer participants follow their plan, the more apt they are to attain a sustainable new lifestyle, and go on to achieving even greater long-term health benefits. Which is – after all – the goal of the metabolic balance® method.

To learn more, contact your nearest metabolic balance® Coach for full details.

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Give the Gift of Health

tumblr_inline_my0bx6gk3Q1qk5yxkNothing says better I Love You or I Care About You than a Christmas gift that increases vitality and well-being!

A metabolic balance® Gift Certificate is exactly such a present – You can chose from certificates worth $50, $100, $150, $200, $250, and $500 or give the gift of a metabolic balance® Nutrition Program.

If you are still searching a truly meaningful Christmas gift for a loved one, contact your metabolic balance® Coach to purchase a metabolic balance® Gift Certificate. Certificates from participating coaches can be used for any metabolic balance® program or service. A certificate can, however, only be redeemed from the issuing metabolic balance® Coach!

Healthy Treats for the Holidays

After yesterday’s Post about the benefits of eating an apple a day, which is a fundamental strategy for well-being and a stable in our metabolic balance method, let us look into healthy treats for the Holiday Season.

Without a doubt most of us have a sweet toDSC_0309oth and it is just tradition to have yummy sweets during the Holiday Season. How about preparing some healthy treats with friends, your kids and your family.

Interesting enough, those home made goodies are culinary delights that keeps the sweet tooth satisfied longer and without and doubt taste better.

Try our healthy Holiday Treats with Dates, you will find three different recipes:
Cinnamon-Almond-Date-Treat (Zimt–Mandel-Dattel-Baellchen), Chocolate Mounts (Schokoladen-Berge) and Date-Cashew-Confectionary (Dattel-Cashew-Konfekt).

 

An Apple a Day …

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“An Apple A Day” is a fundamental rule in our metabolic balance® Program – for many good reasons! Reader’s Digest Magazine listed 8 of them:

1. Apples fight Alzheimer’s
2. Apples prevent colon cancer
3. Apples stabilize blood sugar
4. Apples boost gum health
5. Apples prevent high blood pressure
6. Apples help you lose weight
7. Apples fend off heart disease
8. Apples fight high cholesterol

The proverbial advice “An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away” first appeared in print in 1866 reports Medical News Today. Foods like apples certainly fall into the category of Food is Nature’s Medicine – especially from a preventative point of view! Take a look at Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Apples. To quote from the subtitle of the post on Mother Nature’s Network web page, “the apple is one of Earth’s most iconic foods, symbolizing everything from health and beauty to evil and ingenuity. In honor of these gravity-revealing, doctor-repelling superfruits, MNN offers a graphical tribute to apples’ enduring popularity.”

metabolic balance® wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

Blessing a plentiful harvest has been a tradition in many countries, especially at times when farmers and their families used to do strenuous physical work to seed, grow, work and harvest the land. Many countries used to celebrate Thanksgiving with festivities and social meetings and dances. Nowadays those traditions are not followed as much anymore. Thanksgiving as a Holiday is celebrated in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Liberia, Switzerland and the United States.turkey-966494_1920

Also the food provided has changed. Researching about food preparations for Thanksgiving in the United Stated shows, that all those traditional food items have been replaced by more processed offerings. An article by Smithsonian.com states that the first Thanksgiving dinner most likely included wildfowl, corn, porridge and venison. We know that most tables will only include corn from that list.

Let us encourage you to Give Thanks for Family, Friendship, Health and Happiness. Let us celebrate with healthy foods and love.

 

Happy Halloween

The first thought that a health-conscious person thinks when the day of Halloween comes up is – omg sweets! Bsunglasses-day-sunflower-2903287__340ut it doesn’t have to be this way. Ever thought about making a delicious pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds? Pumpkin seeds are a great Protein!

Rather than offering sweets at your house – let’s bob for apples. See choices that do not involve a bucket of water ~> https://www.wikihow.com/Bob-for-Apples

Read about Halloween at ~> http://www.cooksinfo.com/halloween

Today is Wild Food Day

Out of survival Euell Gibbons supplement the family diet with wild foods. He was only a teenager while doing so. He went on writing about these foods [e.g.: Stalking the Wild Asparagus (1962)] and many more books in this genre and was a huge supporter of Natural Diets in the 60’s.
Research has shown that Wild Foods is not only healthy but also provide a magnitude on nutrients not often found in the isles of grocery stores.strawberry-7649_1920

Read more about Wild Foods Day: http://www.cooksinfo.com/wild-foods-day
and Euell Gibbons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euell_Gibbons

Rose Hip – more than just Tea!

Everyone knows the rose-hip! As an “itchy powder”, it made life difficult for many kids! In Germany, they even sing about the rose-hip: August Hoffmann von Fallersleben wrote a nursery rhyme about it, which goes, “A little man stands in the woods, with a black cap on and clothed in beautiful orange-red, who can it be? Ah, it must be a rose-hip” and so on (very freely translated). However, scirose-hip-2687207_960_720ence today knows better than ever that the rose-hip has much more to offer. The rose-hip is known to be one of the native plants that’s richest in vitamin C – only the acerola cherry or the exotic Camu fruit have a higher content. Our ancestors also appreciated the rose-hip and its ingredients – it was considered to be a medicinal plant for various illnesses in ancient times. It usually has a permanent place in the kitchen too, because its refreshing taste makes it ideal for the preparation of jams and liqueurs, but our best-known form of the fruit is rose-hip tea.

This little reddish fruit, often referred to as wild rose, is usually found in bushes and hedges. The rose-hip variety Rosa Canina was used in the monastic medicine of the Middle Ages, when it was considered useful for treating colds and complaints in the gastrointestinal tract. Its ingredients, such as vitamin C, pro-vitamin A, B vitamins, minerals, trace elements, secondary plant substances and galactolipid, which are all present in significant quantities in the fruit, are at the root of its healing effects.

Clinical studies conducted by the Danish physician and biochemist Dr. med. Kay Winther, have proven the effects that wild rosehip ingredients can have. In their research, the scientists focused on the ingredient galactolipid. Galactolipid is composed of fatty acids and sugars and is an important substance for relieving joint pain. It mitigates inflammatory joint diseases by inhibiting the migration of the white blood corpuscles into the inflamed region, preventing more cartilage tissue damage. Galactolipid is also capable of blocking inflammatory parameters, such as the CRP (C-reactive protein), which promotes inflammation.

As a further positive side effect, the scientists were also able to prove that LDL cholesterol, which is responsible for the formation of deposits in blood vessels, was significantly reduced by the regular intake of rosehip powder.

To obtain enough of the active ingredients, especially galactolipid, the whole rose hip must be carefully processed, i.e. the fruits must be dried at a maximum of 40° C. But rosehip tea or jam alone can’t improve inflammatory symptoms – the whole fruit, with skin and kernel, must be ground up. This is the only way to obtain a high-quality rosehip powder with a high galactolipid content. Picking and eating the rosehip raw straight from the shrub won’t taste too great either, because the rosehip has a very high proportion of tannins. It’s best to mix up the rosehip powder with your muesli and take it in juices, yoghurts or smoothies. The daily recommended intake is between 5 and 10 grams.

Rose-hip powder isn’t the only rose-hip product that has a pronounced positive effect on our health – rose-hip seed oil is also very healthy for us. It’s a popular oil in the cosmetics sector, because it can be easily incorporated into creams, soaps and ointments. The oil of the rose-hip seeds also stimulates the healing process of skin injuries, and it can even provide fast relief for itchy, cracked and brittle skin. Transretionary fruit acid in the oil is responsible for this healing property. It stimulates the skin to regenerate itself and builds up new collagen at the same time.

Silvia Bürkle