Sleep for Your Brain

Sleep has been the subject on countless studies for a long time.  Sleep is deeply connected to your health in many ways.  Did you know that sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness?


Even if you eat right, exercise, etc., but don’t sleep enough, can have an adverse effect on your health and well-being.

According to researchers, from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), have discovered a clue as to mandatory sleep for good health–brain health.  Your brain has a way to remove toxic waste through what has recently been named ‘Glymphatic system‘.  It is best done when you are asleep allowing your brain to clear out the toxins from harmful proteins which are linked to harmful brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

During sleep your brain cells shrink to about 60 percent during sleep allowing more efficient waste removal.

What is the Glymphatic System?  Your body has a way to remove cellular waste products through what is called the lymphatic system; however, the lymphatic system does not include your brain.  The brain is considered to be a closed system, protected by the blood-brain barrier, which controls what goes through and what does not.

The Glymphatic System ‘piggybacks’ on the blood vessels in your brain.  The “glial cells” are brain cells that manage this system.

The Glymphatic System flushes out the waste from your brain into your body’s circulatory system–eventually reaching your liver where it is ultimately eliminated.

During sleep is when the glympathic system is 10 times more active than during wakefulness.  So the lack of sleep may affect the progression of Alzheimer’s or other brain disorders.  For those who choose to skip sleep–DON’T!

Taking a sleeping pill isn’t the answer!

How to Optimize Sleep:

1.  Avoid watching television or using computer at night before going to bed

2. Sleep in complete darkness or as close to it as possible

3. Lower the temperature in your room lower than 70 degrees F

4. Check your bedroom for electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) –caused from television, computers, cell phones, other electronics and even cables    in or near your bedroom.

5. Move alarm clock away from bed (approximately 3 feet away)–even the glow from them is disruptive to sleep.

If you are not sleeping enough, you are jeopardizing your health.  Everyone loses sleep here and there, but your body can adjust to temporary setbacks.  

We at Healthy Life Institute can help you if you suffer with chronic sleep patterns.  Give us a call at 801-358-4777 for a consultation by one of our Healthy Lifestyle Coaches.


Whole Body Vibration Benefits

Ten minutes a day on a whole body vibration machine = 1 hour workout in the gym!  This is a great way to do 10-minute “Burst Training” exercises as well as warm-ups and cool-downs.

Whole Body Vibration

Appaloosa Whole Body Vibration Machine

Whole Body Vibration benefits all age groups.  It is especially nice for people who are sedentary or who are wheelchair bound because it gets the circulation moving throughout your body.  Whole body vibration is used in physical therapy as well as sports training.

Go to our website: for more information about many of the benefits to using whole body vibration as well as pricing.

Healthy Life Institute Weigh In

It’s a free consulting program!  Starts Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7 P.M.

Location:  1156 S State Street, Suite 206, Orem, UT 84097 (Building behind Arby’s Restaurant)

Personalized Weight Loss Plans

  • Not “One-Size-Fits-All”
  • Lose 10 or 100 pounds
  • FREE! Comprehensive Computerized Evaluation (Personalized for you)
  • Professional Grade Herbal Supplements (Reduces appetite and cravings; for anxiety eating; Increases your metabolism)
  • Individualized meal plan and recipes (Meal Replacement Shakes & More)
  • We will incorporate appropriate exercise routines for your age and fitness level
  • Something to learn each week.
  • Most important — Your Personal Coach will be your support and will call you weekly
  • You will get weighed and measured weekly by a coach at your privately scheduled appointment.
  • Your Success in losing weight is determined on “How Compliant You Will be!”Image

Call 801-358-4777 for those of you interested in this weekly Weigh In Support Meeting or for your individualized appointment with health coach.

Ultimate Body Cleanse (Part III)

How to Detoxify?

  1. Mandatory to drink at least 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight daily.  (Coffee, Tea, Soda Pop, Flavored Water drinks, Juices don’t count)
  2. Know that the body senses when higher quality nutrition enters and symptoms may be a little uncomfortable.  (Your Body needs roughage)
  3. Symptoms appear when eliminating stimulants, i.e., headaches, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, sluggishness or depression.
  4. A letdown of energy may occur at first:
    • Your body’s energy is being used for elimination and cleansing;
    • An increase of energy and strength usually follows;
    • Ability to handle stress may improve; and
    • A feeling of well-being.
  5. Initial detoxification may last from 10 days to several weeks depending on severity.
Human Anatomy: Antererior View of the Liver

Diagram of a Healthy Liver

  1. In a healthy intestine:
    • Fewer internal poisons are formed
    • Most poisons (toxins) are excreted
  2. In a healthy liver:
    • Toxins are transformed into intermediate substances
    • Free radicals are transformed by antioxidant nutrients:
      • These nutrients are transformed into water-soluble substances:
      • Released to the kidneys
      • Excreted via the urine

Reconstruction Phase

  1. Adequate sleep is mandatory for your liver to do the job
  2. Avoid stimulants
  3. Have Patience

Retracing Process Begins

  • Your body begins to eliminate excess bile from liver and gallbladder
  • Sludge begins to move from arteries, veins and capillaries
  • Arthritic deposits in and around joints will be cleaned up
  • Toxic residue from medications or stimulants and fat will be eliminated

Retracing Process

  • Waste materials are discarded more rapidly
  • New tissue is being made from new food and nutrients are being supplied to your body
  • Weight loss may also become more apparent

Stabilization Phase Begins 

  1. The skin becomes more alive and active in throwing out poisons
  2. The symptoms may be beneficial–do not try to stop them as they are part of a healthy process
  3. Symptoms may vary according to severity of toxins being discarded by the body

Stabilization Phase

  • Symptoms experienced depend upon the state of your organs involved in the elimination process and the physical energy available
  • The more a person sleeps and rests, the more bearable the symptoms
  • Realize that your body becomes healthier every day!

Your Body is Cyclical in Nature

  1. You may continue to get a cold occasionally
  2. Your recovery may be faster and easier than it has been for years
  3. Following through to successful detoxification may be avoiding serious diseases
  4. Health typically returns gradually in cycles

Your Uniqueness

Because you are unique from everyone else, we have professional-grade herbal supplements for gently cleansing and building your body from the inside, right down through the cellular level.  Many of these supplements are self-limiting = meaning that you would use specific supplements for your particular health issue(s) for a limited number of weeks or months, depending on the severity.

Contact one of our lifestyle coaches TODAY — to guide you through the Detoxification process at 801-317-1647.  We use a safe, effective, non-invasive approach that includes a personal computerized analysis.


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Ultimate Body Cleanse (Part II)

What Organs Detoxify and What is Their Purpose ?

  • The KidneysIllu spleen.jpg
    • Form urine from bloodplasma
      • Major regulator of water, electrolytes and acid-based content in the blood
  • The Liver
    • Secrets bile
      • Bile emulsifies fats in the small intestine
    • Produces enzymes
      • Converts toxic substances into less harmful ones
  • The Spleen
    • Forms red and white blood cells
    • Filter for lymphatic system (important part of immune system)
    • Reservoir of blood in times of emergency
    • Macrophages, in a healthy spleen, remove pathogens from the circulating blood
  • The Lungs
    • Excretes toxic gases out of the body when exhaling
  • The Skin
    • Excretes toxins out of the body, sometimes forming rashes or blemishes, etc.

What Can You Do to Eliminate Toxins Naturally?

It is an incredible cleansing process:

  1. Divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of pure, filtered, non-acidic water
  2. Replace lesser quality foods (recreational) with higher quality foods:
    • Decrease cooked foods to no more than 50%
    • Consume raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts
    • Consume naturally-processed sea salt
  3. Exercise to stimulate blood circulation which improves all organs
    • Whole Body Vibration (Go to: )
    • Ground-bearing exercises i.e. walking
    • Stretching and deep-breathing exercises (Yoga) provide great benefit for a weakened liver
  4. Cleanse the Colon to remove self-poisoning from putrid, unevacuated waste
  5. Cleanse the Liver
    • Too vital an organ to leave polluted and congested
    • Performs more than 500 functions in the body
    • After the heart and lungs, it is the most important organ
  6. Cleanse the Kidneys to remove toxins
  7. Cleanse the Skin – the largest organ of the body

What Happens When Toxins are Stored in an Unhealthy Liver?

  • Toxins remain unchanged when leaving liver
  • Toxins are stored in tissues
  • Stored toxins are re-circulated in the blood
  • Re-circulated toxins may contribute to long-term, poor health conditions

Ultimate Body Cleanse (Part 1)

Public relations of high-fructose corn syrup

Public relations of high-fructose corn syrup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone needs to detoxify!

It’s the body’s way to clean house.  It removes the garbage deposited in all the tissues.

What is a Toxin?  What Causes Toxicity?

It is a poisonous substance of animal, plant or chemical origin.  Toxicity is caused from waste materials from industrial plants, smog from vehicles, and chemicals in agriculture, cleaning solvents, cosmetics and even prescription drugs.

How is it Affected?

It’s in the soil where food is grown.  It’s in the drinking water supply.  It’s in the air we breathe.  It affects the organs and tissues of your body.

What is a Filler?

It is in the food you consume, especially if it is canned, frozen, packaged, processed, gassed, irradiated, over-cooked, microwaved.

Canned and Packaged Foods contain:

Nitrates and Nitrites (cured meats) and have been found to be carcinogenic.

Sulfites* (light-colored fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, and cereals) to prevent discoloration. *According to FDA, one in 100 people are ‘Sulfite sensitive’.

MSG*  aka ‘hydrolyzed’ is added for palatability and to trick your taste-buds into thinking it tastes good; therefore, it must be wholesome food.  MSG is also in frozen foods; otherwise, the food would taste rather bland.  *Dangers of Food Additivies  by Mary Dallman

Soda Pop (Sugar Free) and Fast Foods contain:

Aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal) approved by FDA in 1993 for inclusion in all food stuffs with no restrictions.  This ingredient changes to formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies) and methanol (a deadly neurotoxin).

Caffeine (added to soft drinks) used as a stimulant

Pre-packaged or Processed Foods contain:

Olestra (fake fat) approved by FDA over objections of dozens of leading scientists.

BHA & BHT (prevents oxidation and retards rancidity)

rBGH (Recombinant Growth Hormone) injected into cow’s milk and consumed by you.

Antibiotics are injected into chickens, eggs, beef, dairy, and pork–for mass food production.  *Americans consume about 3 million pounds of antibiotics every year.  Antibiotics mutate the bad bacteria in the body which becomes more resistant to antibiotics. *Food 101, Journalist Michael Pollan, food expert featured in Food, Inc.

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) where the DNA in food has been altered and does not occur in nature.  Here are just a few:

Fritos Corn Chips, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Total Corn Flakes, Heinz Baby Cereal, Similac Isomil Soy Formula, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Ball Park Franks, Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Ultra Slim Fast, Quaker Yellow Corn Meal, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, Land O’Lakes Butter, Fleishmann’s Margarine, Gardenburgers, McDonald’s French Fries, Ovaltine Malt Powdered Mix, Coca Cola, Nestle’s Chocolate, and Karo Corn Syrup.

What Makes Your Body Toxic?

 *Each year the average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar and 566 cans of soft drinks (‘liquid candy’).  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is equal to ’52 teaspoonfuls of added sugars per person per day’.  *Dr. Scott Werner, M.D., Digestion Absorption Awakened