Alex Smith-Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith-Kansas City Quarterback

Stats for 2015 Season

65.3-completion %

3,486-passing yards

20-Touchdowns

“As a professional quarterback, every play counts. I use AdvoCare products to help make sure I leave it all on the field on game day.”

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Chemical Mayhem

Mainstream household products often contain powerful hormone disruptors. Is your health at risk?

I have a riddle for you:  What do nonstick pans, corn, plastic kids’ toys, and lipstick tubes all have in common?  Each could be hiding something called endocrine disruptors–potentially toxic chemicals that can interfere with your body’s endocrine system.

How do they interfere?  Any way you can imagine!  These chemicals can increase or decrease, block, or imitate certain hormones; even change how these hormones work in your body, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Endocrine disruptors can harm the body’s neurological, immune, reproductive, and developmental systems, according to the NIEHS. These chemicals have been linked to a wide range of health issues, including fertility problems, low sex drive, kidney disease, and birth defects.

There are 12 chemical compounds you can avoid to limit your exposure–the Environmental Working Group calls these “The Dirty Dozen” of endocrine disruptors.

  1. Bisphenol A
    1. It is a chemical that mimics estrogen and is used to make plastics in resins.
    2. You can find it inside the lining of canned goods, most thermal paper used for receipts, and polycarbonate plastics marked with recycling label No. 7.
  2. Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCS)
    1. These are chemicals added to nonstick cookware, clothing, upholstery, tents, and more for their water repellent ability and resisting stains. One compound, perfluorooctanoic acid, is completely nonbiodegradable and has been linked to kidney disease, low sperm count, thyroid disease, and other illnesses.
    2. You can find them in water-resistant clothing, furniture, and some nonstick pans.
  3. Atrazine
    1. It is an herbacide used on corn crops that has been linked to the feminization of male frogs.
    2. You find it in corn products and drinking water.
  4. Arsenic
    1. It is a toxic chemical that disrupts with the hormones cortisol and insulin; linked to skin, bladder, and lung cancer.
    2. You find it in drinking water and processed foods.
  5. Phthalates
    1. These are plastic-softening chemicals that have been linked to premature death of testicular cells. The National Toxicology Program warns that one type of phthalate may damage human development, while another type is likely to be a human carcinogen.
    2. You can find phthalates in plastic food containers, plastic toys, and some personal care products.
  6. Fire Retardants
    1. These are chemicals that are used to make products less flammable, known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Some can imitate thyroid hormones.
    2. You find them in some foam furniture, house dust, and carpet padding.
  7. Lead
    1. Lead is a heavy metal that is linked to decreased levels of sex hormones, lowered IQ, hearing loss, miscarriages, and premature birth.
    2. You can find lead in older paints and pipes and drinking water.
  8. Organophosphate Pesticides
    1. They are pesticides toxic to the nervous systems of insects and have also been linked to decreased testosterone and altered thyroid hormones in humans.
    2. You can find these pesticides in most conventionally farmed produce.
  9. Mercury
    1. Mercury is a toxic metal that can build up in the fetal brain and interfere with development; it also binds to hormones that regulate menstruation.
    2. You can find mercury in some fish, such as shark, king mackerel, swordfish, and tuna.
  10. Dioxin
    1. This is a chemical formed during manufacturing that has the potential to disrupt sex hormones; if you are exposed early in life,dioxin can also decrease sperm quality and quantity.
    2. You may find it hiding in animal products including meat, fish, milk, and eggs.
  11. Perchlorate
    1. This is a chemical used in rocket fuel that becomes airborne and can interfere with thyroid hormones.
    2. You can find it in drinking water, produce, and milk.
  12. Glycol Ethers
    1. These are solvents that the European Union says can damage fertility; studies have also shown that workers who are exposed have lower sperm counts.
    2. You can find them in paints, cleaning products, and cosmetics.

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A League on the Go

AdvoCare is proud to be the Official Sports Nutritional Partner of Major League Soccer.

Thousands of fans see AdvoCare along the sidelines of every MLS game in America and Canada.  We’re excited to sponsor the most watched sport in the world (the US may love football, but the rest of the world loves soccer) as We Build Champions across the nation.

MLS FACTS

  • A professional soccer player may run 8.5 miles in one game.
  • Players from more than 60 countries are represented in MLS.
  • 22 MLS players participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
  • Two expansion clubs started playing in 2015, New York City FC & Orlando City FC
  • Two additional clubs begin play in 2017, Atlanta & Los Angeles FC

*Rehydrate is the Official Sports Drink of Major League Soccer

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Eat Calm & Carry On

Choosing the right foods can fight inflammation–and keep your body feeling its best.

It’s hot in here? My back hurts. I feel bloated. My skin is red and itchy! They may be common, but these symptoms aren’t normal–and it doesn’t have to be a sign that you’re growing older. There’s an underlying reason why you’re experiencing these symptoms.

Acute inflammation is the body’s natural way of fighting invasive pathogens–it ebbs and flows, which is a good thing, but prolonged inflammation, which manifests itself as acne, allergies, weight gain, digestive issues, joint pain, depression, and neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases–means your immune system might be stuck in overdrive.

Relief starts in the gut, which is designed to fight viruses and bacteria in food before they can infect the body. The best way to cool inflammation on a cellular level is to eat a diet of anti-inflammatory foods, according to registered dietician Kathryn Bloxsom.  Here are her powerful tricks to help you–and your immune system–be calm, healthy, and happy.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3s found in fatty fish and nuts are anti-inflammatory. Foods with a high concentration of plant-based omega-3s also have tons of antioxidant phytonutrients and polyphenols that are beneficial for easing inflammation. Eat salmon, mackerel, tuna, walnuts, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Fiber

“Fiber is one of the bes and most well studied anti-inflammatory foods,” says Bloxsom.  High-fiber foods such as beans, whole grains, seeds, and fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C and E, along with papain (a protein-digesting enzyme), beta-carotene, and manganese, are ideal. Eat kelp, papaya, blueberries, sweet potato, pumpkin, cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, flaxseeds, and chia seeds.

Herbs

“Herbs and spices are also potent antioxidants.  Many of them have been used for their anti-inflammatory benefits for centuries around the world, and science is starting to back up what folklore has long known,” says Bloxsom.  Turmeric is believed to be as effective as hydrocortisone in fighting inflammation. Eat basil, mint, cilantro, turmeric, ginger, curry, raw garlic, and chili peppers.

Other Food to Enjoy

Outside of these categories, green tea contains flavonoids that are naturally anti-inflammatory and can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.  You can’t go wrong with broccoli–its phytonutrients help to rid the body of potentially carcinogenic compounds that may lower cholesterol, boost immune function, and fight cancer.  Just don’t be breading and frying them!

Foods to Avoid

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet won’t do much good if you are also eating pro-inflammatory foods, and one of the biggest culprits is he refined sugar found in many processed foods.  Also, dishes high in trans fats amp up bad cholesterol (LDL), inflame arteries, and welcome harmful free radicals into the body. Avoid saturated fats, refined sugars, pasta, potatoes, bread, cream, butter, polyunsaturated vegetable oils (safflower, soybean, corn, and sunflower), preserved dried fruit, milk, and red meat.

AdvoCare’s Herbal Cleanse System

  • Supports improved digestion and thorough internal cleansing
  • Helps prepare the body for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Supports healthy weight management
The AdvoCare Herbal Cleanse system can help rid your body of waste and prepare the body for optimal nutrient absorption with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.* Using a systematic approach, this 10-day system guides you through the daily steps for thorough internal cleansing and improved digestion.*

Each Herbal Cleanse box includes these two key products: ProBiotic Restore™ capsules and Herbal Cleanse tablets. For the complete system, combine use of these two products with AdvoCare® Fiber (also sold separately) for the duration of the 10 days.

Although not specifically designed for weight management, some people who use Herbal Cleanse for the first time may experience a reduction in pounds and/or inches when they pair the system with a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercise.*

DIRECTIONS

For ages 18 and older.
Follow the instructions included on the insert in each Herbal Cleanse system to carefully consume the products in the correct order each day.

For more details and step-by-step daily instructions, follow the 24-Day Challenge™ Daily Guide and/or Virtual Coach. Both of these resources can be found at Lori McCall’s AdvoCare Website
HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE HERBAL CLEANSE:
HERBAL CLEANSE SHOULD ONLY BE USED ONCE EVERY 90 DAYS.

  • Consume a well-balanced, healthy diet while taking Herbal Cleanse
  • Follow a diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid fried, heavy foods and junk food
  • Do not take thermogenics (MNS® color packets, ThermoPlus® or AdvoCare Slim®) when using Herbal Cleanse

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Finding Your Level of Fitness-Shedding Pounds

What can start as a way of losing weight may turn into a complete lifestyle change.

My turning point came to when I was looking at photos of myself and noticing how round my face was getting, along with my stomach!  It was the biggest I had ever been in my life, including pregnancy, and I was very depressed about it.

I began working out, stopped drinking, eating healthier, and drinking more water. I reached a weight loss plateau, so a friend of mine introduced me to AdvoCare’s 24-day-challenge.  I lost 8 pounds and 11 inches during those 24 days, and I looked great! I dropped a whole dress size! I continued to lose weight (approximately a pound a week) after the challenge by staying on the products and continuing my fitness routine.  Once I had bunion surgery, I had to stop cardio for a while, but continued weight lifting.  I maintained my weight during that time, and that was during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

I’m now on my 2nd challenge, day 9, and I’m feeling and looking marvelous!  I just want to share AdvoCare with the whole world!

Right now I work full time for Costco Wholesale, but am wanting to go to part time by August.  My husband travels a lot, and I want to be able to spend more time with him, plus see my grown children more, because they don’t live with us anymore. I know AdvoCare can help me get there.

I am passionate about a healthy lifestyle, because I believe health is more important than anything else! I know that AdvoCare is the answer for me to live better, and be with my family more. I like my job at Costco, but I don’t love it. I love being active, and that’s where my passion lies.

Whether it’s running, hiking, weight lifting, dancing, or walking my dogs, I believe that exercise can be fun and a way to inspire others.

I’ve only been on AdvoCare since August 2015, but I want to help you achieve your goals and do things with your life that you never thought possible.  I want to help you transform your life!

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Finding Your Level of Fitness

  1. Stay consistent with your AdvoCare products, nutrition, and workouts. It will help you reach and maintain your health goals.
  2. Break your long-term goals into shorter ones and learn to listen to your body. It’s important to take it day-by-day.
  3. Love the body you are in and be the best version of YOU. Don’t compare your AdvoCare results with someone else’s.
  4. If you’re trying to find motivation to train, just put on your shoes! That will give you the mental push you need to get up and go.

 

AdvoCare Core Nutrition System

No matter what your age, you want to feel and perform your best. You can be a Baby Boomer, busy professional, gym rat, or weekend warrior, Advocare Core provides a comprehensive nutrition system to support your on-the-go lifestyle and help you achieve peak vitality. (this statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

CorePlex

provides a balance of essential nutrients at the proper levels to assure optimal absorption

Calcium Plus

is a great source of calcium, an essential part of maintaining the strength and health of your bones and teeth.

OmegaPlex

is a safe and easy way to get the omega-3 fatty acids that may be missing in your diet.

JointProMotion

helps lubricate and protect the joints.

BioTune

promotes internal balance and healthy aging.

Cardio Q

combines CoQ10, Vitamin D, and Lycopene to promote healthy aging and cardiovascular support.