R&R: A Prescription for Your Health

The ego loves to bypass the body’s need for sleep and rest. It thrives on the conditioning of society that places value on getting ahead and tireless effort, saying that a real successful person NEVER quits. We grow up thinking that our futures will be filled with disdain towards our bosses, as we sacrifice most hours of the day working towards other people’s goals and catching up on laundry during our weekend free time. We were never told that our quality of output is actually based on how well we love and treat ourselves, not how well we can sacrifice our human needs. And yes, it is true, that a real successful person never quits on their goals, but what you may not know is that they are savants at self care and they certainly know when to take a break.

Cutting on sleep to get ahead can be a pretty detrimental thing, however, if you are naturally one of those enigmas who only gets four hours of sleep at night and feels great, then more power to you. I’m assuming you take naps? Regardless, what this is about is listening to your body and understanding the repercussions if you do not.

Here is a list of some very common side effects associated with sleep deprivation:

  • Impaired Memory
  • Poor Concentration
  • Impaired Judgement
  • Lowered Stress Threshold
  • Reduced Sociability
  • Lowered Optimism
  • Shifts in Vital Signs
  • Poor Tissue Repair
  • Weight Gain
  • Increased risk for High Blood Pressure
  • Increased risk for Heart Disease

A great way to catch up on sleep is to treat yourself to a little shut eye for thirty minutes to an hour each day as often as you can or need. If you feel you need it, instead of telling yourself that you have too much to do and you don’t have time, instead tell yourself how much more productive you’ll be since you are giving your body and mind this time to heal. Also keep in mind that the is not a reflection on your willpower as a person, this is you realizing that you have a brain and a body that has needs just like the car you drive and they need to be maintained. You don’t really have a choice in the matter.

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Relaxation is different from rest but it is also just a important. Relaxation can be thought of as the passive activities that you enjoy. Such as reading a book, watching your favorite movie with your partner or kids, knitting, journaling, taking a bath, drawing, cooking, etc. These things have a very positive influence on your mind as they allow you to let go. Commonly, our brain is trying to compartmentalize, plan and control our daily circumstances and the only way to have balance is by allowing your brain to relax and sink into your positive, restful space.

This can in turn be beneficial in:

  • Your Body
  • Your Productivity
  • Your ability to Problem Solve
  • Your state of Happiness
  • Your Creativity
  • Reducing your Stress Levels

More and more, people are waking up and realizing that our bodies have needs and that this ideal of a Super Human might not be realistic and that it is definitely not sustainable. Individually, we are intuitively learning how to better take care of ourselves and it is through sharing that we may be able to help others gain the licensing to take better care of themselves too! I hope you feel inspired to make self care a priority for yourself and see how you will be able to support others around you so much more because of it. Lots of love, and if you’d like, please share your favorite way to self care in the comments below!

 

 

Give It Up Already!

Looking to give up coffee/caffeine? Or maybe just cut down a bit? Excessive caffeine consumption has been linked to many negative side effects, including:

  • anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • muscle breakdown
  • high blood pressure
  • breast cysts in women
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • chronic thirst
  • rapid heart rate and more

In moderation, coffee and caffeine can provide some proven health benefits. Such as their potential benefits against Alzheimers and dementia, the possibility of heightened memory and of course, coffee and tea’s high antioxidant value. Though there are touted health benefits, it is also very true that many of us are highly addicted to coffee and consuming much more than needed. This can be due to stress, fast paced schedules and diet culture. It’s time to come into balance and we may have the perfect replacement for you!

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A lot of the romance we have with coffee, apart from a possible physical dependency, is the RITUAL.

Ritual is so important for us as humans as it’s something that aligns the soul with our daily tasks and connects us with the present moment and the events ahead. So it can be challenging for us, particularly during the start of our day, to give up a ritual such as making your morning coffee. 

Now here’s where Brain Chai Latte comes in!

Simply Young’s Brain Chai Latte is a coffee and chai-spiced drink that can be prepared hot or cold and is completely caffeine free! It is loaded with superfoods and herbs that can easily be a replacement for one or ALL your daily cups of  coffee due to their awakening benefits. Listed below are some of the reasons why Brain Chai Latte is gonna be the right choice for you!

Number 1: The flavor of Brain Chai definitely has that yummy coffee taste due to the roasted dandelion. So it has all the flavor, without the caffeine.

Number 2: The herbs in the Brain Chai were particularly selected because they are vasodilators and they promote blood flow and circulation to the brain. This then offers you that feeling of being awake and present without all those caffeine jitters and shakes.

Number 3: Brain Chai is made in a base of raw powdered coconut milk 🥥 So it makes a super tasty and convenient latte-like drink. Yum!

Number 4: It can be consumed hot or cold.

Number 5: It is completely sugar free and sweetened with organic raw Stevia leaf which is non toxic, unlike the white processed, toxic stevia.

Number 6: Brain Chai’s benefits can also be mixed into things such as oatmeal, baking and smoothies!

 

Still got more questions? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you!

We know you can’t wait to order, so click Here to purchase your Brain Chai Latte today!

Greens 101

Find Out Which GREENS Are Best For You!

As a company who is a proprietor of many different Green formulas, we want to help set the record straight and help you understand what might be best for YOU!

(*Just a side note, for those of you who may not know our history, our beautiful little company, Simply Young, was born from her mother company, Catie’s Organics, who was born from Energy Essentials. All companies still exist in the world today and they have all taken on their owned destined identities.)

– Just Greens:  We created “Just Greens” as a way to counteract the large amount of radiation that could be present in your environment. After the Chernoble explosion, scientists did a study on a group of the victims using different green grasses to chelate the radiation from their bodies. The results were staggering, reducing their measurable radiation over fifty percent. These greens grasses, including barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass and alfalfa were all used during this study and we have included them all, plus much more, within our “Just Greens” formula. It is the perfect addition to your “Catie’s Organic Greens” if you are already taking those and you wish you double your benefit! You can find “Just Greens” here.

Catie’s Organic Greens: Is a perfect formula for daily use. It is filled with blue-green algaes such as spirulina and chlorella and is also loaded with the very healthy, barley grass powder and fermented barley grass. Amongst this, it has many medicinal mushrooms such as maitaki, shitaki, and cordyceps, and is also filled with probiotics and enzymes for optimal digestion. You can find “Catie’s Organic Greens” here.

 
Catie’s Gluten Free Greens: This product is wonderful for the more sensitive individuals, and obviously if you are gluten free it is ideal! It has all of the benefits of “Catie’s Organic Greens”, except in place of the barley grass and oat grass we simply up-ed the spirulina and chlorella and also added asparagus! You can find “Catie’s Gluten Free Greens” here.

Vital Flow Essentials:A particular benefit that comes with “Vital Flow Essentials” is that it contains citrilus lanatus and nitric oxidewhich are vaso dialators, a fancy word for allowing the veins to open more and letting in more blood flow. This means more blood and oxygen pumping through the body and therefore it makes VFE an excellent pre-workout drink! VFE is also very high in iron due to the beet and nettle content and so it can be very helpful in building the blood! You can find “Vital Flow Essentials” here.

ELLE LOVES Hydrogen Water!

 

To our joyous surprise, Elle Magazine came out with a wonderful article on the power of Hydrogen Water! Since the 60’s, the element of hydrogen has been marveled at in Japan. All the “in-the-know” health fanatics of the island have been popping hydrogen pills and seeking hydrogen therapy for years. The health and beauty benefits of this small element range far and wide and go as deep as into the nucleus of your cells, for deep cellular cleansing and free-radical elimination!

Benefits of Hydrogen Water:

-Radiant skin!

-Major antioxidant

-Deep cellular cleanser

-Anti-ager

-Weight loss supporter

-Degenerative disease combater

-Cholesterol lower-er

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WHO can Benefit?

-Athletes

-Children

-Individuals struggling with their health

-Individuals with skin disorders

-Anyone with a degenerative disease

-Happy, healthy people!

CHECK OUT ELLE MAG ARTICLE HERE!

HOW Do YOU Get Hydrogen Water?!

Over time, the best and most affordable and eco-sustainable way to obtain the benefits of hydrogen and hydrogen rich water, is to have a water purification and infusion system installed into your home. You can buy canisters of hydrogen infused water or get magnesium tablet which produce hydrogen water, but over time those can become costly and are still contributing to the unfortunate plastic waste epidemic of the planet.

Simply Young’s HydraH2 Water System is a state of the art system that not ONLY infuses with Hydrogen, but also Purifies, Remineralizes, Alkalinizes and Ionizes your water, right in the comfort of your own home. It removes any toxins from your tap, such as fluoride, chlorine, led etc. It then REPLACES the vital minerals needed to sustain life in the proper amounts that would be found in a natural, free flowing spring. The system then Alkalinizes and Ionizes, turning the molecular structure of the water into smaller clusters, so that hydration can more efficiently reach your cells. Last but not least, the final stage is the infusion of EXTRA free Hydrogen molecules, that selectively enter the deepest part of your cells to induce toxin elimination.

For more details on Simply Young’s HydraH2 Water System, you can visit us at our website Here.

 

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Protein, Protein, Protein! 5 Reasons…

 

  1. Healthy Weight: Satiation is satisfied eating protein. A protein rich meal will keep you feeling light, vital and happy, and ready to take on your day. Gastric emptying is slowed when protein is in the system, leaving you fuller for longer. Also, protein, especially plant protein, helps to build lean muscle mass, particularly is you engage in exercise, which boosts your metabolism, keeping you in a fat burning state all day long.
  2. Supports Neurotransmitters: Mental function is everything, and to have proper communication between the brain and the nerve cells is imperative for a thriving life experience. However, most people simply tolerate their existence and live lower standards of happiness. Though, with sight dietary shifts, your cognitive function and happiness can be optimized. Neurotransmitters are responsible for regulating your sleep, mood, weight and stress response, which is largely dependent upon the amount of amino acids (protein) you consume. Neurological side effects of not eating enough protein can result in depression, anxiety, depression and other disorders.
  3. Stabilizes Blood Sugar: Since protein slows gastric emptying, it keeps insulin and blood sugar from spiking. Of course this is important for prediabetics and diabetics, but why is that good for everyone? Everyone can benefit for the mood balancing that comes from balanced blood sugar and proper meal combining. Having small amounts of carbohydrates, with adequate protein and a good serving of healthy fats, such as seeds, avocados, coconut and nuts can make all the difference in your ability to focus and produce those “feel good” hormones we’re all looking for!
  4. Builds Muscle Mass and Metabolism: Protein is the king of creating lean muscle mass, especially when in partnership with a moderate amount of exercise. Having increased muscle mass also boosts your metabolism Big Time! Allowing you to burn more calories while at rest.
  5. Build Bone Health: Since protein builds muscle, it is of great advantage to have a proper amount of muscle mass to protect your skeleton from fractures or bone breaks. But what’s the best way to actually BUILD bone? PLANTS! Green, leafy vegetables and nuts and legumes such as chia seeds and garbanzo beans are excellent sources of calcium and plant based amino acids and proteins!

 

What Are My BEST Sources of Protein?

As we know, people are embracing all sorts of diets now a days. From full fledged vegan, to paleo, to high fat, to blood type diets, to pescetarian. Every one is exploring and seeing what works best for their bodies. We are open to all of it, however, we do believe that having the basis of your diet be high in plant based super foods, green leafy veggies, sea vegetables, plant proteins and an excellent source of high quality water is essential for keeping the acid alkaline balance in your body. What’s your favorite way of getting your protein? Share with us below:)…

 

Feel the Lean: Clean Protein

 

What makes Simply Young’s Pure Body Lean Protein so effective? It is no secret that protein is an intrinsic pillar in weight loss and maintaining a slim figure. However, sometimes that is not enough. Rigorous exercise can be recommended and some may even turn to unsafe diet pills, laxatives and invasive surgical procedures in an attempt to feel better about their bodies. But who can blame that? We take our bodies with us everywhere we go and carrying around an extra 30, 40, 50, 100 lbs can be exhausting and uncomfortable. It is no wonder why so many fall for diet scheme after diet scheme or fads that just simply do not work long term. Many have just given up.

But hold on just a sec, here’s some new info…

Did you know that there are potent, safe herbs out there that can assist greatly in the melting of fat and balancing leptin and hormone levels, which are large contributors to unreasonable weight gain? Some people eat hardly anything, but still cannot manage to loose even a pound… Why do you think that is? Wasn’t it a “calories in, calories out game”? Maybe that is not the way our bodies work…

Truth is that our bodies are complex chemical factories and they are directed by much more than the amount of grams of fat or carbohydrates you eat per day. Not that these macro nutrients do not matter. They do. There is just a little more to the puzzle. Hear me out…

According to Dr. Mercola in his article, Leptin: This Hormone Makes Counting Irrelevant, he says,  “the two most important hormones that deliver messages about energy and metabolism are insulin and leptin.

He and science argue that weight is controlled by chemical messages that are sent to the brain and the brain then dictating to the body what to do. For example: store fat, burn fat, prepare to reproduce, stimulate hunger, etc.

Who sends these messages? Answer: Insulin and leptin.

Insulin mostly works on a  cell to cell basis. Instructing the cells whether or not to burn or store fat, whether or not to turn sugar into fat or use it for fuel, as well as when to utilize energy for maintenance and reproduction. This hormone has been the hot topic among health conscious individuals and scientists for years. However, a recent discovery of the hormone, leptin, has created an entirely new conversation.

Leptin is now known as the “satiety hormone” or the “starvation hormone” and it is basically the master at signalling to the brain when to eat and when the appropriate time is to burn or store fat.

When this hormone was discovered a study was done on overweight rats. The rats were injected with leptin hormone and just over a few months the rats were thin and much more active. However, when administered to humans just having excess leptin in the body did not alter the body composition and this caused scientists to have to look a little deeper. They then discovered leptin resistance, much like insulin resistance. Which is when the brain does not receive the signals being sent by the leptin saying, “we are full!” Or, “please burn off some of this extra fat, it’s weighing us down!”

This could be why protein is so powerful in assisting in weight loss because it helps to balance insulin and leptin!

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Which brings us back to Simply Young’s Pure Body Lean Protein. Yes, protein is a MUST, but what else can help?

1. Forskohlii – this herb contains a compound that activates the enzyme adenylate cyclase, which initiates a cascade of critical events within every cell of the body, including the burning of fat cells.

2. Garcinia Combogia – has been said to help burn fat as well as curb hunger.

3. African Mango Seed – the journal, Lipids in Health and Disease reported that in a recent study, African Mango Seed helped to reduce body fat, weight, and even cholesterol, as well as leptin levels in overweight subjects.

4. Ashwaganda – can be excellent for assisting in loosing weight as it helps to lower cortisol levels which stimulate body fat storage, particularly the unhealthy fat found around the abdominal area.

5. Plant Enzymes – many individuals have issues with digestion, particularly with protein powders. These high quality enzymes are very important in helping to break down the protein and others foods to be utilized into energy.

6. Non-Dairy Probiotics – help to kill harmful, unwanted bacteria in the gut. They are also a key component in digesting and assimilating food and actually are able to express our genes. Many aspects of our genetic make-up is actually dictated by our gut bacteria. That is why probiotics are so very important.

All these powerful herbs are blended in conscious quantities in Simply Young’s sprouted, vegan Pure Body Lean Protein. Helping to support you on a safe, healthy path to sustainable weight loss and health. I do hope that you enjoyed this article and that it helps you on your journey or that of a loved one. Be well!

To research further or to buy, you may click here at www.simplyyoung.com

Spicy Raw Coconut Curry Recipe

 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Simply Young’s Creamy Coconut Powder (Click to buy)
1 1/2 cups of coconut water (optional, or just 2 cups of water, or to desired consistency)1/2 cup of water1 thin carrot (cut in chunks)

1 small clove garlic (peeled)

1.5 teaspoon galangal ginger (if you don’t have galangal ginger, you can use 1 tsp fresh ginger)

2 teaspoons curry powder

1/2 Thai chili pepper* (minced)

2 tablespoons green onion (chopped)

1 tbsp gluten free tamari (to taste)

optional: 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

optional: 1 medjool date (pitted)

 

1 red bell pepper (cut into matchsticks)

2 Persian cucumbers (julienned to form noodles)

1 handful cilantro, divided

2 tbsp julienned thai basil (or regular basil)

quarter of an avocado (optional)

1/2 cup shiitake mushroom (sliced)

1 tbsp gluten free tamari

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

 

Instructions:

Take the last two ingredients (tamari and lemon juice and slightly whisk together). Add to the shiitake mushrooms and marinate them in a bowl, set aside. Take the bell pepper, cucumbers and cilantro and place them in a medium size bowl or in two small bowls. Take rest of ingredients and blend in a high speed blender till smooth. If you would like your soup warm-hot, blend for longer over 2 minutes.

Pour curry into your bowl(s) and add your mushrooms and avocado if you would like! Enjoy!

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GREENS GREENS GREENS

Written by:

Ashley Norris

If you live in L.A. you’d know that no person who’s relatively health conscious goes a day without greens. It’s simply a must. Juice bars are proliferating, securing themselves on every street corner, and non-nonchalantly carrying a super food smoothie as you walk is steadily becoming as trendy as a Starbucks.

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However, this is not just a fad diet. Green foods are essential to the cellular functioning of the human body. One of the mega reasons for this is the compound chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a fabulous element, found in all green foods (besides your grandmother’s homemade green jello). On short hand, it is excellent for:

  • Blood purification
  • Assisting in healthy blood clotting
  • Healthy wound healing
  • Assisting in weight loss
  • Deodorizing the breath and body
  • Helping to balance hormones
  • Cultivating digestive health
  • Fighting free-radicals
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Assisting in addressing the root causes of arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Promoting hair, skin and nail health
  • Possibly fighting against carcinogens
  • Being a great source of plant iron

 

Doctors say that you want to have at least 7-10 servings of vegetables PER DAY. The best come from fresh, ripe, raw, organic veggies. Consuming juices is one of the best ways to get these vital nutrients and enzymes, though sometimes this eliminates the vital necessity of fiber needed for your colon. Making sure you are also consuming whole plant foods, high in fiber is also incredibly important… Maybe try blended green smoothies or adding a tablespoon or so of chia seed to your foods or beverages!

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Adding a powdered green super food, such as our Vital Flow Essentials is also an excellent idea. One scoop is equivalent to an average of 7 servings of vegetables, which is quite extraordinary. It has a super-boost of chlorophyll as well as other incredible herbs and nutrients, such as: organic spirulina, barley grass, chlorella, chia, celery seed, beet root, gingko biloba, pomegranate and much much more. To read more or to buy, visit us at www.simplyyoung.com

Cheers to your health, wellness + vibrancy. May you lead the way to inspire others far and wide to their greatest wellness potential. You’re amazing.

 

With Love + Light,

 

Ashley