Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Who Should be Taking a Multivitamin?


Multivitamins are NOT created equally and there is often a lot of confusion around how to make the best multivitamin choices for yourself and your family. That's why we've decided to break it down and answer the WHO, WHAT, and WHYs of multivitamins so you can feel confident when making your selection!

Who Should be Taking a Multivitamin?
Our bodies should get nutrients primarily from the food we eat, the water we drink & the sun that shines down on us, but there are obstacles that can inhibit this from happening. As such, there are a number of reasons why a person might decide to take a multivitamin! For some, taking a multivitamin might be a precautionary measure, for their body's general upkeep. For others, it might be because of a nutrient gap due to diet, chosen or otherwise. Vegetarianism, veganism and various allergies can make it difficult for an individual to get the nutrients they need. And it is generally accepted that older adults and those pregnant or breastfeeding should take a multivitamin.

But yet another factor is soil leaching. Soil leaching is causing a decrease in plant nutrients in the soil, so our diets are less nutrient-rich than in generations past.

 

What is a Multivitamin Anyway?
Not all multivitamins are created equally! There is no standard definition of what constitutes a multivitamin, just that it includes multiple vitamins and the nutrients in multis — vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids and so on — can be derived from real food sources or created synthetically in labs. You can find a wide range of multivitamins being offered, from gummies and capsules to tablets, powders, and liquids.

Vitamins can be broken into two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamins A, D, E & K, are vitamins that are stored in the body, in contrast to water-soluble vitamins, Vitamin C & the B vitamins, which are expelled when consumed in excess. Since the body stores fat-soluble vitamins, excess amounts can build up and create toxicity. Finding a multi with the appropriate amount of fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins is crucial.

Additionally, some nutrients are considered essential because they are necessary for normal functioning but the body cannot synthesize them. For example, if you have a dietary restriction that means you don't eat meat, and you need to supplement with vitamin D, it can be especially important to find a multi with a vegan vitamin D source.

Why Should I be Taking a Multivitamin?
A varied and healthy diet should provide the body with a good portion of the recommended daily vitamin intake, but that doesn't always happen, especially with dietary restrictions. A multivitamin shouldn't take the place of a healthy diet, but it can supplement one. Above all, we recommend consulting with your physician or healthcare professional to help you determine if a multivitamin is appropriate for your nutrient needs and the appropriate dosage for your body.

 

Our team at MaryRuth's has created a variety of multivitamins in several delicious flavors formulated to help meet your body's needs!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Let's talk about what Probiotics really are.



Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when ingested, provide numerous health benefits. They're usually bacteria, but certain types of yeasts can also function as probiotics.

Humans have billions of friendly bacteria living in our digestive tracts, as well as bacteria that isn't so friendly to our systems. Probiotics — beneficial or "friendly" bacteria — help us to digest our food and absorb nutrients effectively, while overgrowth of bacteria like Candida can negatively impact digestion and lead to other complications like yeast infections and oral thrush.

In choosing a probiotic, you may be looking for specific strains guided by your own research or the suggestions of your physician or healthcare professional. Or a quick google search can help guide you through all the strains and their benefits to help you choose the probiotic best for you.

Sometimes our customers can tell it like it is better than we can! Check out these testimonials to some commonly asked questions about probiotics...


Should I take probiotics if I am on antibiotics?

Cindy says:
"I'm a BELIEVER!!! I've always wanted to be on a probiotic for overall gut health. Some time ago I tried a well known quality brand of probiotics geared towards women's health. Unfortunately, I got really bad indigestion and the benefits of taking the product did not outweigh the side effect so I stopped taking it. Recently, I knew I had a round of antibiotics in my future for a dental procedure and went on the hunt for a probiotic to save me from the severe effects of the medication on my gut. I liked the idea of a liquid probiotic for easier absorption and decided to give MaryRuth Organics a try. I started taking the drops with water approximately 2 weeks before the first dose of antibiotics. I was more scared of the side effects of the medication than the surgery. Thanks to this probiotic I DID NOT experience a single side effect commonly associated with a course of antibiotics. For that I am grateful! I have since started taking the morning and evening liquid vitamins in an attempt to boost my overall health. To top it all off, MaryRuth Organics' customer service has been fantastic!

Can probiotics help with more than digestion?

Rose says:
"Bacterial vaginosis and back-acne resolved in days. I have tried every treatment from medicine to homeopathic to help my bacterial vaginosis, a problem I had for 3 years. It persisted. After spraying down there after the shower once or twice a day my symptoms resolved within a couple of days!!! I also had some back acne and so after the shower I spray the probiotic on my back. This also worked in just a few days. Very interesting! I spray my face sometimes too."

Will the liquid probiotic help with things like bloating, constipation and the like?

Jane says:
"Great product! I noticed a difference immediately! I did not realize that I was experiencing bloating until I used this product and I am feeling so much lighter as a result!"

Jennifer Says:
"My grandson's tummy is feeling better than ever...My grandson used to get constipated for days but not anymore! He used to get sick all the time but not anymore!"

Sunny R. Says:
"Wonderful. The liquid probiotic is the best that I have ever tried. My bloating has significantly reduced and bowel movements are much more frequent. Overall, my stomach discomfort has greatly improved."

 

Can kids take probiotics?

Melanie says:
"Can't beat it!! I love the probiotic spray for my 5 year old. I use a lot of Mary Ruth products. They are clean and you know what your putting in your children's bodies are safe!!"

Jessica Says:
"Fabulous. The probiotic is being used for my kids and for myself and it's awesome. Tasteless, which is great, especially for the kiddos. We love it."

Amanda J. says:
"THE BEST for toddlers AND adults...My daughter suffered from bouts of diarrhea for months and we watched her weight fall. Her stool pathogen panel cultured out E. coli. After getting Mary Ruth's probiotic and switching out the dropper for the spray attachment, it's now my daughter's favorite part of the day. I am no longer having to force a syringe full of powdered probiotic/milk into my her mouth with her screaming and spitting it out. 4 sprays as my 15 month old giggles and no
diarrhea since. We are so grateful to have found this amazing brand."

Ready to try it for yourself?

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wow, It’s been a full month and the results are in!

   This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Can you believe that I am writing to you at this moment and I am about 7 pounds lighter, but that’s not the best part. The best part is that I feel absolutely amazing. Seriously, who would have thought! I haven’t experienced bloating, I haven’t experienced being uncomfortable, I haven’t experienced anything negative. Besides when I cheat, but let’s pretend you didn’t hear that 😂 Following this new diet plan for the past month has been the best thing I have ever done for myself in such a short period of time. 

When I am not cheating, I am living and this diet is one I never knew I needed! I’ve been following the recipes, the calendar dates, the phases, and it just keeps getting better. The great thing about this entire program is that it’s in a book. So, no having to remember which video or article you were reading for reference, when you can just turn the pages and right there you have it. 

So in regards to my final thoughts, I highly recommend this program. I recommend it to men, women, and to those who have an open mind into trying something new. Even if you just want some delicious recipes, that’ll work too! There are over 70 recipes you can have fun with for you and your household, or maybe get a friend to try it! 

Book cover found here!


Always Eat After 7PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks- While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase.My favorite quote thus far from the book is ‘ Joel Marion’s Always Eat After 7PM program makes dieting ebay and eliminates 90% of reasons for resistance.’

Chapter 5 is my favorite and once you start making your way to turning those pages you will see how this program is really the game changer you never knew you needed. I can’t wait to take my ‘After’ picture, I can already see my face and smile glowing with excitement.

I will be continuing this plan for my best interest by following the recipes, eating during the times in which my metabolism is most active, and by remaining consistent!  If you decide to try this program, let me know and keep me updated! Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.  This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Who knew eating after 7 would be a good thing!

 This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.
Hey hey all, i’m back and better for an update! Thank you for the positive messages about my journey, they were all so sweet. A few of you have told me I have inspired you to start your own journey, and I am so happy for all of you! 

If you are new here, i’ve read Always Eat After 7PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Let’s You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Deserts, and Indulgent Snacks- While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase.

I started this journey with a few goals in mind. The differences between my past goals and my new goals are that they are realistic. I walked into this journey with an open mind and I have been really comfortable trying new things! This is all new for me and I am excited that it is all going sooo well. We’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal. 

This time around, my favorite excerpt is: “A research paper published in Sports Medicine in 2014 showed that people who eat the majority of their carbs at dinner actually sleep better. Carb-induced, quality sleep decreases cortisol (a fat storing hormone) and ramps up the production of your sleep hormones,serotonin and melatonin. Restorative sleep increases fat-burning hormones- the main one being growth hormone- overnight.”

The three goals I set for myself were to feel good, to not limit myself, and to practice self-discipline. This book not only tells you when to eat, how to eat, and what to eat, but they also suggest protein powders of all kinds to benefit you in many different ways. I started with the plant and the collagen protein powders, along with the other changes i’ve mentioned in my previous posts, and I feel so good and I noticed a slight difference in the way my clothes fit!   

In regards to recipes, I am a sucker for coconut! My favorite recipe from the book was the Coconut Panna Cotta! Oh my goodness, it was delicious and the recipe was super easy to follow! Another easy recipes was the Chocolate Buttons! Myself, husband, and kids really enjoyed it mmmmmmmm!

Although i’ve had a few mess ups here and there, I stick to the suggested diet, the portions, and the recipes. The recipes are really easy to follow as the instructions are super clear, which I really appreciate because I dread recipes that are difficult to figure out, measure, and are complex to manage. 

I think this program is one I will stick to for the long run and I anticipate feeling better about myself overall as well as  disciplining myself to stay on track. I love the easy to follow meal planning, food lists, and recipe ideas!

Learn more about the book and how to purchase here

I will be back for a last and final update soon! Bye guys!  This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.


Weight Loss Journey Update (See my last post for context)

 This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.
I’m back for an update! So, that book is everything! I HAVE seen results, both on the inside and the outside. What I really like about this book is that it doesn’t make me feel bad for my eating habits. Other reads make me feel sooo guilty for giving into pleasures, but I am human. This book goes against the rules and that I really really like, written about this book & author right here:

If you missed my last post, Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks- While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.


Author Interview & Questions 

This book reminds me of the modern day diet mythbusters. They actually mention typical myths that even I thought were true, and debunked them! I was skeptical at first but they mention studies and physiological reactions that support their statements so it personally benefits me because i don’t just believe anything, no matter who says it. This program really isn’t like anything else out there and they break it down to you by showing charts that compare their guidelines to the other diets out there and you can really see how they are different from the rest. The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.  

Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy to follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings: Eating the majority of your calories at night. 

As I mentioned in my last post I have a few personal goals of my own- like building up my motivation, feeling good on the inside, remaining strict, and more. This diet really is on track to helping me achieve my goals as all it takes is time and dedication, and with me still being on quarantine, that’s all I’ve got haha. My favorite excerpt thus far is “Intermittent fasting really shines when it comes to improving the hormones that directly affect your hunger, blood sugar, and metabolism. One is insulin. IF combats insulin resistance, meaning that it helps your body use insulin more normally, thereby lowering your diabetes risk and boosting your metabolism.” I really like that quote from the book because not only am I learning about a new lifestyle, I am also becoming educated along the way. 

I have a few more chapters to go, a few more recipes to read, and a lot of water to drink, (the book suggests) so I will be back for another post with a more in-depth update. OH, before I forget. I mentioned earlier in this post how I have experienced some good things. Well, I’ve started slowly with the intermittent fasting, their 3 minute fat burning morning ritual, and their portion size suggestions with good fats and I can honestly say I FEEL better. I am less bloated, less groggy, and I feel lighter on my feet. I am only a few days in so that might change, but I will be sure to keep you updated!  This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Why I Chose This Diet Book (Starting A New Healthier Journey)

 This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.
For years I've tried diet after diet and although my results were noticeable, they weren’t enough to keep me satisfied. Just like every new arising diet, I have to try it at least once just to say I did it. My New Year resolution was to test out methods rather than diets. I realized that switching my entire diet was throwing my body off completely, so maybe slight alterations would make a difference. I’ve learned to not promise my body anything specific because I have commitment and discipline issues like you wouldn’t believe. 
So, like any other day, I’ve been binge watching youtube videos to look for inspiration to alter my habits. There was this word I think i’ve heard in like 10 consecutive videos . . . ‘intermittent fasting.’ Kid you not, for days I could not get this word out of my head. When I think of fasting, I think of religion. But, after research, I learned something new!  This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.
I turned Youtube off and turned to potential books and came across ‘Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight.' by Joel Marion. I chose this book because it has a huge burger on the front and says ‘The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks- Whole Burning Fat Overnight.’ Now this sounds like the diet for me. 
I ordered the book and it came super fast. Just by looking at the table of contents it seems like an interesting read! Not only is the author provided advice, but they breakdown certain phases. Most youtubers, experts, and self-help gurus I have followed tell you what to do and how soon you can expect results (which seems fabricated, as always.)
It's been 2 weeks and I am already experiencing amazing results within myself. Nothing noticeable just yet on my appearance, but I feel amazing internally. What pushed me to really sign up was to regulate my blood sugar, boost my metabolism, and many more reasons. I wish I didn't have that much to change about myself, but I am excited to keep this going!
I will be back next week for another update! But in the mean time I challenge all of you reading this to try this 3-phase program out! It may not be for everyone, but it doesn't hurt to say you tried. I will have all of the details below and I wish you all the best of luck! I sure needed it and still do! (Haha)
Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy-to-follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings: Eating the majority of your calories at night. 
p.s. my favorite quote and tip to follow in the book, so far, is:
“Late-night eating also curbs calorie intake the next day. In a four-week study, dieters added a snack to their daily regimen 90 minutes after dinner every night, and check this out: late-night eaters ate an average of 397 fewer calories per day."


Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase!
Learn more about the book and how to purchase here: https://www.joelmarion.com/?src=bg1
Author introduction and why he wrote the book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dy4v9QKQw5hJn3JT9hdsgaV_1zhKFR_O/view
Top tips from the book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mc-f80cwHcl6fP3pZSmwkIBKt_2RMbNR/view
 This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

DO YOU SWEATING TO MUCH AND CAN’T FIND A DEODORANT


Let me tell you. My husband suffers from anxiety and his under arms sweat like a river. He bought the whole entire deodorants ever existed in the world. None of those deodorant worked. One day we were watching tv and a commercial came about this deodorant. WOW! First one ever worked and he has been so happy ever since. 

I got all these but only tried the u underarm deodorant. If you are having problems as well I totally recommend. 

Here’s the link. Let me know how good it worked for you. 

                                                                            MY CARPE DEODORANT