The Lifework of Christine Marek

April 6, 2010

Health and Wellness Class this Saturday, 4.10, covers Allergies

Understanding Allergies! My next Ahwatukee Heath and Wellness Class

Every second Saturday of the month a “Health & Wellness” education class is organized which highlights local experts. These experts explain how various beneficial choices can make a positive difference in our lives.
On Saturday, April 10th, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., the class is going to focus understanding the nature of Allergies.

Attendees will learn about food and environmental allergies. We’ll also discuss how what we think is an allergy is something entirely different. Bring your favorite tips for this class and help us all be insightful into this topic.
The class will also explore whole food nutrition and lifestyles. In addition to this, we will have a special guest speaker; Dr. Betsy Yurgel, RN, NMD from the Phoenix Holistic Center. Dr. Yurgel explains and demonstrates how her holistic mind, body and spirit approach to health care assists others in achieving and maintaining a healthy heart and more!
The class is located in the Ironwood Library at 4333 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 85048.
There is no cost. Prizes and Demonstrations will be provided. A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating.

Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to Christine@ChristineMarek.com

March 8, 2010

March Health & Wellness Class- Be an Ingredient Detective and More!

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Become an Ingredient Detective!

Ahwatukee (Phx.) Heath and Wellness Class

Every second Saturday of the month a “Health & Wellness” education class is organized which highlights local experts. These experts explain how various beneficial choices can make a positive difference in our lives.

On Saturday, March 13th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the class is going to focus on becoming an ingredient detective. Attendees will learn how to find good and bad ingredients on food and skin care products. Bring your favorite tips for this class and help us all be insightful ingredient detectives.

To see more about this class go to www.ABC15.com. There you can see the Tuesday, 3.9.10 newstory by Jodie Heisner that features nutrition expert and chiropractor, Dr. Harlan Sparer. He is explaining to Jodie and the TV 15 viewers the three good and three bad ingredients to look for in our store-bought foods.

This monthly class will also explore whole food nutrition and lifestyles. In addition to this, there will be two special “health” experts:

Darla Salem, owner of A-Peeling Faces is an aesthetician and a massage therapist. Her Ahwatukee business has been titled “Best of Ahwatukee” two years in a row, for 2008 and 2009. Ms. Salem will share ingredient knowledge and insights into skin care products sold in retail stores. She will also give us home remedy tips and provide a skin care demonstration.

Kimberly Salter, owner of Curves and her fitness consultant, Sally Pino, will be explaining and demonstrating how effective short amounts of exercise can bring amazing results for the body.

The class is located in the Ironwood Library at 4333 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 85048.

 There is no cost.  A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating.

 

Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to Christine@ChristineMarek.com

 

December 30, 2009

Ahwatukee Health and Wellness Class- 1.9.10

**Health Event News ALERT**

Health & Wellness Class returns January 9th, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ahwatukee Ironwood Library.

Every month a “Health & Wellness” education class hosts two local experts who explain how various beneficial choices can make a positive difference in our lives. Topics range from mental clarity, weight loss, pain release, dental care, gardening, exercise, etc…

This month the 90-minute class will include two health care speakers who will cover New Year’s Health goals.  

Dr. Sam Sterk, PH.D,  is a trained Psychoanalyst and Hypnotherapist and the director of Peak Performance Plus, LLC, a Counseling, Hypnosis and Sports Psychology practice. Dr. Sterk will explain how counseling and hypnosis can help so many people achieve positive goals for 2010. Dr. Sterk teaches Medical Hypnosis at Midwestern University and is also a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant that has been affiliated with the U.S. Olympic Center.   

Dr. Betsy Yurgel, RN, NMD from the Phoenix Holistic will discuss how Naturopathic medicine can assist in improving health goals for 2010. With the New Year so many of us have new inspirations and goals, Dr Yurgel will discuss how the Naturopathic philosophy can help us obtain and maintain those goals.

Every month the class also explores a group discussion relating to whole food nutrition.   

The class is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9th in the Ironwood Library located at 4333 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 85048.

 There is no cost.  A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating.

 

Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to Christine@ChristineMarek.com

 

 

December 28, 2009

Scottsdale Health and Wellness Class- Sat. 1.9.2010

 

         

**Health Event News ALERT**

Scottsdale Health and Wellness Class January 9th, 2009 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The second Saturday of each month a “Health and Wellness” education class occurs at the Rockwood Natural Medical Clinic. At this class local experts explain how a variety of choices we make in our lives creates a difference in our energy, clarity, resistance to disease and more.

This month the 90-minute class will include two health care related speakers:

Allan Zee, Founder and Managing Director, of Argeus Benefits Group LLC, a Scottsdale based Health Insurance Brokerage firm, will be presenting information about the proposed Health Care Reform Bill. The purpose of this discussion is to objectively inform and educate the public on this timely issue. The seminar provides straight forward talk and discussion on Health Care Reform. Mr. Zee’s prior seminars have been presented at the Scottsdale Mustang Library, Business Networking International, and upcoming at the Fountain Hills Library, etc.  Comments may be directed to Mr. Zee at 480-221-9292 or email, allanzee@argeusgroup.com.

Dr. Meghna Thacker, NMD practices Family Medicine with a Natural approach.  At this class, she will be discussing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women. The lack of adequate hormone levels in the body can cause weight gain, fatigue, lack of desire, depression, brain fog, night sweats, hot flashes, etc. In this class, attendees will learn the physiology of the hormones produced by different glands in your body and see how their functions are interconnected. For additional details please visit www.MYNMD.com and/ or contact Dr.Thacker at info@mynmd.com, 480-767-7119.  

 

Every month the class also explores a group discussion relating to whole food nutrition. Optimal nutrition benefits and tips are explored.   A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating. Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to Christine@ChristineMarek.com

The class is from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9th.
at the Rockwood Natural Medical Clinic, located on 9755 N. 90th Street, Ste. A-210, Scottsdale, 85258. There is no cost.

 

 

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October 25, 2009

Sunrider Calli Tea Review 2

Filed under: Sunrider — Tags: , , , , , , — christine @ 5:02 pm

This phase is started as soon as you have mastered and become competent with Phase one. Be sure and work closely with your sponsor to make sure you have a pleasant transition. These 2 phases together comprise the Basic Foundation for the Holistic Nutrition Regeneration Program.

Vitalite Bar: Cleans the digestive tract of wastes, toxins, mucus, fats and other contaminants. Start with a third of a bar per day. If you know that you have had problems in this area, you must let your sponsor know. This is very important. A lot of people just ignore this advice and eat the whole bar because it tastes so good … then plug up because their body is unused to handling real fiber. Remember fiber is a broom and a vacuum for the body and that small bar will be getting bigger and bigger as it travels through the digestive track. Only when you see the difference in the toilet do you want to increase the amount of fiberbar. For some it may take a few days, for others it may take a few weeks or more. Only then, increase slowly (making sure there is no slowing of the system) up to a minimum of one bar per day. Many people eat more. Schedule your fiber at a regular time each day, as the body loves rhythm.

Vitadophilus:
Restores the proper flora in the colon for protection against contaminants. We recommend 6 boxes with your first order. This is so you can use three boxes (30 packets) right away. Try a box a day. You can eat it right out of the packet or with your NuPlus. Because it is in a fruit base, you need to eat it 20 minutes before you ingest other foods. After the first initial packets, eat a minimum of one packet each day.

Fibertone: Tones the bowel by nourishing the peristaltic muscle action so food is moved through in the proper time frame to avoid putrefaction and fermentation. Eat 6 capsules a day.
Special Points:

It is absolutely crucial for you to drink at least 1 quart of water with your Fortune each day, (that’s two bags of Fortune Delight tea mixed with 32 oz of water) with one quart of Calli (32 oz in morning and 32 oz for nightitime). Fortune makes drinking the a quart of water much easier than you would expect. Do not neglect this aspect. You will be ‘waking up’ the cleansing system during this first month and you want to have the help of plenty of fluid to flush and clean. It cannot be just any liquid; it needs to be Calli and Fortune (which acts as water in the body). If you feel like drinking extra water beyond this feel free. Just remember…do not overdo the fluids as your kidneys need some time to rest.

While we don’t include a lot of rules about what not to eat…. For best results, use common sense. Stay away from the junk foods. Meat and dairy are hard on your system. Look at the Organic fruits, vegetables, grains & beans. As close to nature as possible, fresh and raw are the best. After you are eating the SR foods in the recommended regeneration program above, you will be amazed at the ease in which you will be able to make changes.

If you would like to order any of these beneficial products just call or email me, Christine Marek.

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This information provided to you by Christine Marek
Sunrider Independent Consultant
P. 480.491.9551
Christine@christinemarek.com

Holistic Nutrition Program with Sunrider Products- Phase I

 

NuPlus / Vitashake: Nourishes the body at the cellular level. Add a packet of Nuplus to about 8- 10 ounces of liquid. You can use water (makes a bland tasting drink), Fortune Delight (a Sunrider beverage), fresh or frozen juice, rice milk (with no additives or isolated vitamins), or even fresh fruit in a blender.

 

Quinary: Nourishes the five systems of the body; circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune. This product comes in 3 forms. We always start people with the powdered form. Add your Quinary packet into your Nuplus drink. Later you may want to experiment with the liquid form called Liqui 5 that has a stronger taste, and is very powerful. The third form is the capsules; we rarely recommend them because you need to swallow ten each meal to equal a packet of powder.

 

These two products should he considered your main meal eaten three times a day minimum. Eat this meal and wait 20 minutes to see if you are still hungry before eating more. Fresh, live, foods are preferable.

 

Calli: Helps the body cleanse and detoxify. Use one teabag per person; do not reuse the bag a second time. At first you will start with only 2 teabags a day. After the body has become more detoxed you can drink as many as you desire. Never less than 2 teabags a day for balance. Use hot to very hot water, if it boils let it sit and cool for a few minutes. Let it steep 5 to 10 minutes, no longer. Four cups of water to one tea bag.  Later you may want to vary or increase the amount of Calli to create a more intense cleanse, if there are unique circumstances. Never put Calli in the microwave.

Mint Calli… especially nourishing to the lungs and respiratory system

Cinnamon Calli… adds extra support to the digestive system

Regular Calli… is designed to help with mental awareness.

 

SunnyDew or Sunectar: These products are designed to help support the blood

sugar regulatory system of the body. Sunnydew has a lighter fruitier taste; Sunectar has a hardier almost licorice taste. Use at least 8 to 10 drops of either per meal in your Nuplus or Calli. We like it in both. The “more the better’ is our rule.

Fortune Delight Tea: Hydrates the body and helps flush fats and toxins out of the body. Drink 2 packets of Fortune a day. Each dissolved in a quart of water – 32 oz water bottle works great!  Fortune is also a great place to increase your consumption of Sunnydew.

 

In summary, 3 Sunrider shakes either Nuplus or Vitashake with Quinary added.  2 Calli teas, one quart in morning (or both) or have second in evening.  2 Fortune, fill up your 32 oz. water bottle twice daily and each time add fortune!  Always add sunnydew as it is an important piece to the program!

 

 

 

Special Points:

 

It is absolutely crucial for you to drink the 3 quarts of water with your Fortune each day, with one quart of Calli. Fortune makes drinking the three quarts much easier than you would expect. Do not neglect this aspect. You will be ‘waking up’ the cleansing system during this first month and you want to have the help of plenty of fluid to flush and clean. It cannot be just any liquid; it needs to be Calli and Fortune Delight (which acts as water in the body). You do not need to drink extra water on top of this, but feel free to add a little extra water if you like. Do not overdo the fluids as your kidneys need some time to rest.

 

While we don’t include a lot of rules about what not to eat…. For best results, use common sense. Stay away from the junk foods.  Meat and dairy are hard on your system. Look at the Organic fruits, vegetables, grains & beans. As close to nature as possible, fresh and raw are the best. After you are eating the SR foods in the recommended regeneration program above, you will be amazed at the ease in which you will be able to make changes.

 

If you’d like to order ANY of these beneficial Sunrider products just call or email me, Christine Marek.

 

Great health to YOU!

 

 

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This information provided to you by Christine Marek

Sunrider Independent Consultant

P. 480.491.9551

 

 

 

 

Sunrider Food Mixing Directions & Descriptions

Sunrider’s Nutritional Products

Food Mixing Directions & Descriptions

 

Part 2: Whole Food Fast, Nutritious Food

 

NuPlus or Vitashake

          Purpose: Nourish

 

        Description: Instant nourishment. NuPlus/Vitashake contains a combination of good complex carbohydrates and protein, including 21 amino acids.  Nuplus/Vitashake is satisfying & fills the nutritional gap.

They also help with weight loss, reduce cravings and regulate blood sugar levels. Enjoy NuPlus/Vitashake as a meal, between meals or anytime throughout the day. In general NuPlus is a lighter meal and Vitashake is heavier. Flavors for NuPlus are Plain, Apple Cinnamon, Pina Banana, Mixed Berry and Simply Herbs. Flavors for Vitashake are Strawberry and Chocolate.

 

Mixing Directions: Meal Replacements up to 3 Times a Day

( combine with Quinary to optimize the nutrition)

Mix 1 Nuplus/Vitashake with 8 – 10 ounces of rice milk, almond milk, water, Calli tea or Fortune Delight tea or combine liquids if you wish. Mix by shaking it in a bottle or use a blender and mix the shake with your favorite fruits for a delicious smoothie. (Other recipes provided for baby food, baking, etc.)

 

Quinary

        Purpose: Balance and Nourish

 

        Description: Unique and comprehensive herbal formulation to help balance and strengthen the digestive, circulatory, endocrine, immune and respiratory systems. Quinary contains more than 50 concentrated and extracted herbs and vegetables which provide optimal nourishment for the body. When the body is in balance, naturally good health follows.

 

Direction: Enjoy up to 3 Times a Day with NuPlus/Vitashake.                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrider’s Nutritional Products

Mixing Directions & Descriptions

 

Whole Food Fast, Nutritious Foods!

 

 

 

Sweeten Your Shake Naturally!

 

Sunrider has two natural ways to sweeten your Nuplus or Vitashake that are made from plant extracts.

 

SunnyDew or Sunectar- Advanced liquid formula from the extract of the Stevia plan. This liquid is 30 times sweeter than sugar with no calories. Small drops from the bottle will naturally sweeten your meal and sooth your sweet tooth. This wonderful sugar replacement helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and reduces sugar cravings.  

 

 

Always remember that the secret to a successful combination of herbs lies in the “synergy” that is created… the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I enjoy the synergy of Calli Tea, Calli Night Time Tea, Fortune Delight Tea and SunnyDew everyday and I hope that you also enjoy the feeling and benefit of them, too.

 

 

Christine Marek

Sunrider Fan and Independent Consultant

P. 480.491.9551

Christine@ChristineMarek.com

20 Favorite Healthy Table Foods to find at your local Whole Food Grocery

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1)      Rice or Almond Milk (great with Sunrider NuPlus or Vitashakes)

2)      Ezekiel tortilla wraps, bread, and cereal (World Famous Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Bread Products)

3)      Olive oil – always buy in dark bottle

4)      Coconut oil and grape seed oil-  best oil to cook with

5)      Raw almond butter – great for dipping apples or celery

6)      Raw walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds – it’s helpful to soak them and dehydrate them to get them alkaline.

7)      Anything in produce section – all fresh fruits and veggies – best to buy whole that already sliced and packaged.  Try to buy organic if possible.

8)       Any products by Laughing Giraffe Organics – go raw – Lydia’s Organics – these granola’s, flax crackers, and bars are all raw and very tasty!

9)      Hummus – vegetas is good.

10)  Dates and figs are good, sweet treats.

11)  Veganese – an alternative for mayo.

12)  Bragg’s amino acids – great for salad flavorings or salty flavor/soy sauce alternative.

13)  Celtic salt or pink Himalayan salt.

14)  If you are looking for a butter or cheese alternative you can find them in the cheese section of whole foods and they usually are made with rice – rice cheese, rice butter- use in moderation.  Not too tasty!

15)  Grains – Quinoa, brown rice, millet, steel cut oats, regular oats. – buy in bins

16)  Rice crackers

17)  Stevia or raw agave nectar (natural sweetner)*  Don’t forget Sunrider has my favorite Stevia product called SunnyDew.

18)  Rice pasta

19)  Beans – any kind. 

20)  Fresh water fish in moderation.

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Christine Marek

Sunrider Independent Consultant

P. 480.491.9551

Christine@ChristineMarek.com

What Makes Calli Tea So Special?

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 I was recently introduced to Sunrider and their Calli Tea by a client of mine in May 2009. Since then I have not looked at tea, especially this tea, without a sense of wonder.

 

Sunrider’s Calli contains many plants that offer a combination of beneficial nutritional components. Personally, I have discovered by drinking this tea that my body has felt a difference for the better. I never felt “good” after drinking any ice tea or hot black or early grey tea before. As usual I felt less thirsty and I felt the caffeine, but that’s it.

 

When I drink Calli Tea, besides feeling less thirsty I did feel energized without an edge. I feel cleansed and lighter. I see an improved difference in my bodily waste discharges either. And I know that’s way too much shared personal information, but its true. Every one of these signs and clues points to improved health. And when I drink Calli Tea I “do” see and feel an improved difference in my energy, water weight, and waste eliminations. I also feel, from those improved health conditions just listed, that I have more mental clarity. And the best part is that I’m not the only one. This tea is helping a lot of other people, too.

 

So what is IN this beneficial tea that helps so many and for so long, for more than 27 years strong?

 

I’ve learned that Sunrider’s Calli Tea, a distinctive delicious and delicate blend of natural herbal tea leaves and extracts, assists the body’s own purification and elimination process. This tea supports the removal of wastes and by-products from normal digestion and metabolism. Plus this tea assists in improved fat digestion. Sunrider’s Calli Tea also contains powerful and helpful antioxidants.

 

The actual contents are; Camellia extract (thus the name Calli), Lemon extract, Chrysanthemum Flower, Jasmine extract, and Lalang Grass Root.

 

My daily routine is to start the day enjoying Calli Tea which amounts to about 24 ounces, (2 of my coffee cups at home). I drink this instead of cups and cups of coffee with cream. When I feel the need to sweeten the tea I add Stevia with Sunrider’s Stevia product called Sunny Dew. If I want some variety in my tea’s flavor I have a choice of regular, cinnamon or mint Calli Teas.  

 

Always remember that the secret to a successful combination of herbs lies in the “synergy” that is created… the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I enjoy the synergy of Sunrider’s Calli Tea and I hope that you also enjoy the feeling and benefit of them, too.

 

Christine Marek

Sunrider Fan and Independent Consultant

P. 480.491.9551

Christine@christinemarek.com

July 22, 2009

Drink a Tea that does more than tastes Good

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In my quest to be at my best I am questioning my health and seeking optimal health choices. What I drink is a choice and now I’ve found a tea that does more for me than quelch my thirst. I discovered it from my client, Andrea Polidori. It’s called Calli Tea.

Calli Tea is definitely a “good for you” tea in more ways than one.

First, how did Calli Tea receive its name?
The name comes from Camellia Sinensis or simply “tea leaves”, but the Calli Tea bag contains way more than the black and green “tea leaves” which alone are helpful antioxidants and helpful.

Calli Tea contains numerous other concentrated herbs. These special herbs include Perilla leaf, Mori Bark extract, Alisma Root Extract and Imperate Root. The specific combination of these herbs was packaged in this bag to enhance the communication processes among the body’s five basic systems: immune, endocrine, digestive reparation and circulation. As you drink Calli Tea you assist your bodies’ natural purification and elimination system and support the communication process for greater balance and harmony in the body.

Calli Tea is alkaline in nature. In an alkaline environment, impurities are less likely to be absorbed into our bodies’ systems during digestion. And while Calli is neither diuretic nor a laxative , it does enhance the removal of wastes and by-products that result through normal digestion and metabolism.

Those who drink Calli Tea have reported these benefits;

• Improved mental Clarity
• Natural Slenderness
• Improved Fat Digestion
• Improved cleansing of body wastes
• Cleansing of toxic substances
• Increase in Energy
• Lowering of Blood Cholesterol Levels

Enjoy and share the gift of health with Calli Tea Today!
See my webpage www.GetWholeFoodsNutrition.com and I’ll send you a free Calli Tea sample. Why not give this gift? It’s the best and I do want to share it with others.

Best of Health to All.
Christine

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