I am so glad you are taking a few moments with me here to learn how I grew my online health supplements business into a lifestyle I wake up incredibly grateful for every day! I also wanted to bring your awareness to this online form you can fill in at any point during your read here. I will connect with you to offer some guidance and options for you to move forward launching your own health supplement business.
I started out in the online health supplement world as an exhausted health practitioner. I had reached my professional goals of running a thriving practice, filling large workshops and teaching at several colleges. The downside this level of success was, during this time was I was super close to practitioner burnout. In addition to that I had hit the ceiling in my income, as I literally had no more billable hours! I was exhausted, frustrated and knew I was meant for more!! I had so much more to give and wanted to have a bigger impact!
When I first added Juice Plus+ to my business I was thrilled with the results my clients were achieving. The added concentrated whole food-based nutrition was making a huge difference for my them! As a result of these great results and raving fan clients, I started to professionally experience an additional and growing revenue stream as well.
I was helping my clients get better results and I was generating additional income, all without adding additional time commitments to my already full plate. It was during this time that I realized I COULD increase my revenue, help more people and maybe even take a few things out of my schedule so that I could be home more with my husband and four children.
ADDING A JUICE PLUS+ BUSINESS TURNED OUT TO BE RATHER SIMPLE!
Naturally this also encouraged others to share these incredible products with the people they cared about, which has grown into an incredible community of individuals passionate about sharing healthy living, using the simple process to grow their own incredibly successful businesses.
Our Team (Partners) ranges from families enjoying a discount without any sort of monthly purchasing obligations, to stay a home mom earning a part time income, to health practitioners who have seamlessly added the Juice Plus+ line of health products to their existing business model.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Adding Juice Plus+ to your personal health program is one of the best steps you can take towards better health! These products simply make sense! Its concentrated whole food nutrition. Your body recognizes this form of nutrition, easily absorbs it, and there are zero risks of toxicity for you your family. The products are safe, natural, clean and proven! (ahem…. proven by being published in more than 40 clinical publications with double blind research!!)
Check out this 6 min video on our incredible capsules by my friend and fellow Nutritionist Charlotte Caunter: https://youtu.be/kipZ6S5MkH8
Here is why I personally LOVE Complete! https://youtu.be/qyTALRponlA
You can also check out my online store here
THE FIRST STEPS TO GETTING YOUR ACCOUNT SET UP
Juice Plus+ does not require monthly purchasing or sales to become a partner. In fact, you can simply enjoy the benefits of earning commissions on your own personal purchases! Another business win with Juice Plus+ is, once you achieve a higher title and commission increase, you get to keep it for life!! There is no backwards or commission level decreases with Juice Plus+. You earned it, you keep it!
To enrol, fill in this online form below
If you are enrolling outside of Canada, you will need to click the little world icon at the top of this screen and change to your country. Be sure that my image and name is at the top of the new form. We have a successful international team and our step by step business system can help you grow a successful international business as well! If you wish to connect with me before you enrol, fill in this online form and I will personally connect with you.
ONCE YOU ARE SET UP
Once you have your enrolment form submitted you will receive and email with access to your back office. After you get your virtual office all set up, you can place your own customer order by clicking on the customer box. There you can order any of the Juice Plus+ products (I recommend you try them all!).
If you are ordering as an adult with a child in your home for free, you will want to click on the Healthy Starts for Families tab. Tower Garden orders are placed in the third area. If you need any help at all ordering your products, we will help walk you through it!
WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT
Once your enrolment and personal product order is all set up, we will add you to TWO great communities. One will be our Team Community, where you will have access to all our business trainings. The second group is our Customer Community where you will also have access to all of our customer support tools including weekly health education webinars, healthy living guides, recipe books and monthly meal plans.
You are not alone on this journey; in fact, our job is to provide you with guidance and support for every level of your business! We will help you set goals that fit your lifestyle and help you develop and implement a step by step game plan that focuses on your goals! All you need to do is get started and set up your account with our team and add in the products you are ready to get started with.
Lets talk Menu Board.
This board is our secret weapon to planning our family’s menu every week! It helps us save money on groceries and allows us to have the right healthy foods in our home.
Our family menu board is usually mix of plant based dinners with a few including animal protein each week. Our goal is to always focus on eating as much plants as we can!
This weeks board is 100% plant based and focuses on clean, easy to digest foods. I am doing a digestive reset and eliminating dairy, gluten (for me), all processed foods, all refined sugar and all animal protein. Its been 3 days and I am already starting to notice some pretty big improvements in my digestive health!
Since I have been sharing my journey with you all, I thought you might like to see my menu this week. Breakfast is chia and oats, morning snack is Complete protein with water, lunch is dinner left overs, afternoon snack is always fresh fruit, or veggies paired with nuts or seeds.
My dinners this week are:
Veggies Soup: (Monday) – all veggies in my fridge with veggie broth, and lots of seasoning and fresh herbs.
Buddha Bowls: (last night) – I included rice, black beans, lots of fresh veggies and homemade lemon dressing (I made it up with no idea of measurements in case you were about to ask lol)
Rice and Beans: (tonight) leftover rice and beans refried with lots of onions, peppers, cajun seasoning and topped with salsa, fresh greens from my tower. My kids will make this into burritos and add they will likely add shredded cheese.
Broccoli and Rice Casserole: (Thursday) I may swap out rice for Quinoa in this recipe tomorrow as I used rice for the Buddha bowls and I had originally planned for Quinoa. I loosely follow the recipe for this from Forks over knives cookbook (which everyone should own!)
Pad Thai: (Friday) rice noodles and veg with Pad Thai sauce.
Veggie Stew: Glorified veggie soup with bigger chunks of root veggies (some I will roast).
Black Bean Soup: Super easy and will try and find some gluten free bread or buns to go with this as garlic toast. Also planning a spinach and beet salad for Sunday as well.
You may notice there are a few soups this week and these are there for two reasons. One soups and stews are easiest to digest when doing a digestive reset. The second reason is I can use my crock pot for both Saturday and Sunday dinners freeing up our day for family time.
Is your Food cravings caused by Dehydration?
Often dehydration is misinterpreted as hunger and sometimes-even be interpreted as cravings!
Did you know when you are dehydrated your blood volume can actually drop?! It’s true, and this slight decrease in blood volume can decrease the amount of nutrients and oxygen (in our blood) that reaches the cells of our body. Many of us are not optimally hydrated and for those of you like me who like the occasional caffeinated beverage, you are at even more risk of dehydration due to the diuretic effects of caffeine.
Want to know my #1 secret when it comes to staying optimally hydrated? Measure your water and aim for a minimum of 2 litres of clean filtered water every day. Increase that amount during physical activity, after a caffeinated drink or if you live in a hot/dry climate.
Are your cravings the result of Nutrient deficiencies?
Here’s the Thing: When your body is lacking key nutrients it can turn up the volume on hunger and cravings.
Are you like one of the thousands of people who have strong cravings for certain foods?
The first questions you want to ask yourself when you are struggling with a craving is “Am I currently riding the blood sugar roller coaster?” If you have made an effort to each on schedule and have made some great whole food choices, then there could be an underlying nutritional need your body is experiencing that is contributing to your cravings.
So how can you tell what your body wants? Sometimes the foods we crave can be an indication of nutrients we are looking for. An example of this is a craving for dark chocolate around your monthly cycle. Quality chocolate can be a source of magnesium, and a woman’s requirement for magnesium goes up slightly before her cycle begins. Craving greens could be a sign of needing more minerals, craving red meat or liver could be a sign of a body looking for more iron. I can easily be a vegetarian right up until my monthly time, at which point I turn into a carnivorous beast who is not satisfied until I consume some animal rich source of iron and protein (yes I strongly encourage plant based eating, but and sharing some real life truth with you).
So how can you tell what you are really lacking, based on what you are craving? The honest to goodness, truth? You cant! Cravings can be an indication of deficiencies and if there is one thing I have learned about our nutrient requirements, its that we never need just one thing!
Our body may be indicating the desire for a food that is high in a particular nutrient, but the important thing to know is that no one single nutrient is ever really needed on its own. If you are not riding the blood sugar rollercoaster and you are continuing to experience cravings that you feel could be related to possible nutrient deficiencies, my suggestion is to focus on 80% of your calories from whole foods, they are in fact the most bio-available source of nutrition for our body. (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and legumes)
If you struggle with eating this much of your food from whole food, or if you want to pump up the volume on the quality of nutrition you are eating, I also recommend all of my clients use a concentrated whole food supplement like Juice Plus+. This fills the gaps and adds more nutrient dense foods in concentrated form to your body every day!
Are you cravings a result of blood sugar instability?
If you are like the many of us busy humans, adulting in our fast paced, highly stressed environment. Living with little to no prioritizing of a healthy eating schedule….. All, while ingesting fast paced (processed) foods, you my friend may be riding the blood sugar rollercoaster, which could also be a significant contribution to your cravings for the wrong foods.
This ride of highs and lows in energy, moments of uncontrolled hunger, combined with a possibility of mood swings, often making those around you question your stability is usually the result of high and lows in blood sugar. The good news is, this is easily preventable with these 3 simple strategies:
1) Get on an eating schedule. In order to manage your blood sugar levels and frankly your sanity, you must find a routine in your daily eating patterns.
PRO TIP: Your eating schedule has to be the same day after day, especially when you are first establishing your healthy eating routine to stabilize blood sugar levels and energy throughout the day.
2) Eat REAL food!! Whole foods are a rich source of blood sugar stabilizing fibre. Whole foods also provide enormous amounts of nutrition (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) that your body needs to function optimally.
PRO TIP: Nutrient deficiencies do not occur because we don't take enough isolated vitamin and mineral formulas. They exist because we do not eat enough of the right whole foods!
3) Kick the refined sugar habit. This my friend, is the hardest of the three steps and I encourage you to start with steps 1 and 2 to lessen the blow of coming off the sugar crazy train.
PRO TIP: Never sugar detoxed before? You may be surprised how correct that last statement is! Once you are eating on a schedule and planning for more of the right foods, look at where refined sugar is still sneaking its way into your daily diet. This immune supressing, candida feeding, bloat and inflammation causing fiend no longer has room in your healthy diet. Remember when you cut refined sugar you also cut the food supply of many unruly and unhealthy bacteria in your gut. Be prepared for a few days of intensified cravings.
If you have mastered steps 1 and 2 prior to step 3, you may find this last step is not as scary as you had anticipated.
Do you struggle with cravings? Its one of the most common complaints a Nutritionist works with in new clients and there is a real reason cravings exist!
The TOP 4 causes of cravings I see are:
1) Blood sugar instability – Not eating on a routine or consuming high glycemic foods often.
2) Nutrient deficiencies - When our body is lacking key nutrients it can turn up the volume on hunger and cravings.
3) Dehydration – Often dehydration is misinterpreted as hunger and even cravings.
4) Feeding the wrong gut bacteria. The bacteria in your gut have a huge influence on the foods we crave.
Stay tuned over the next couple days as we dig into each of these together!
In my previous blog post of Why are you tired all the time? I touched on three common reasons people suffer from fatigue. Dehydration, low intake of whole foods and low dietary intake of iron and B-12 rich foods. These are far from the only reasons you might be battling ongoing fatigue, but they are some of the most common reasons and a great place to start, if you are looking at energy boosting strategies.
Now I want to talk to you about some simple strategies to help you naturally increase your energy levels.
Tip Number One, Avoid skipping breakfast. Although I see the value in fasting to give your digestive system a break for 12-14 hours hours daily, and even fasting for a bit longer a couple times a month, Continuous fasting actually disrupts your metabolism.
It is so common for me to hear people sharing how physically and mentally exhausted they are. As a Nutritionist I feel like I am working front-line within a chronic fatigue epidemic.
Most of the moms who seek out the guidance of a Nutritionist do so for two reasons:
1. They are exhausted all the time.
2. They want to improve body composition.
In order to help these women achieve their goals I have to create a solid foundation in their daily nutrition so that we can ensure their bodies are getting the nutrients they need to function optimally.
Simply put, I am seeing a bunch of undernourished people, who are so depleted, their body is no longer producing enough energy, and it's impacting their quality of life!
Fatigue not only impacts your quality of life, but it also reduces motivation, can significantly decrease productivity and can even harm a relationship!! (Just ask the spouse of a person who is suffering from chronic fatigue)
So what can we do to change it? Well the solution thankfully is often very simple! And it all starts with what you put into your body.
I am kindly requesting this be read with an open heart and mind. Talking about our dietary choices can be tough subject for many because well, our choices are personal. I write this with no judgement, but a simple goal to share my professional opinion and personal experience as a Nutritionist who is passionate about learning and helping others achieve optimal health..
I started in the health care field in 2002 where I felt totally overwhelmed with the amount of conditions I was seeing that were preventable. I made a decision then to play an active role in helping people prevent losing their quality of life, by teaching about healthy diets and lifestyles. I have been researching Nutrition for 15 years and spent my last 11 years in the Nutrition and cancer field. My Mission is to teach people how to protect themselves against disease.
Alisa Herriman has been researching and teaching Nutrition since 2003. Leaving her job in the health care industry to share her passion for healthy living, Alisa travels all over Canada sharing her mission and teaching communities how to prevent and fight disease with Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.