Health Matters Newsletter - September 2021
This year marks the 21st anniversary since I founded Xtend-Life. It has been an interesting journey but in some respects is only just the beginning. So much has been learnt over the last 2 decades, and that learning continues.
Health, in general, has been brought into the forefront over the last couple of years... albeit for the wrong reasons, thanks to COVID-19 and the fear that it has generated. In my opinion, the fear is unwarranted, although the dangers of COVID-19, like all diseases, are real.
There are many, many things that you can do to strengthen your immunity and general overall health, and many of them are free.
Let me give you a few quick examples.
Sunshine. I am sure you know that sunshine is what your body needs to enable your body to produce Vitamin D. Although it is called a vitamin, Vitamin D is actually a pro-hormone and influences over 200 genes in our bodies, which impacts immunity and a host of preventable diseases. In April last year, I did a video in which I gave an example of how during the 1918 Spanish flu, an outdoor hospital was set up in Massachusetts, and it dropped mortality rates from 40% to 13% when they moved the patients outside into the sunshine... that is the power of sunshine.
Sleep. Don't underestimate the power of sleep in your quest for strong immunity and good health. This is how you recharge your body each day. Some people have problems sleeping, and a sleeping pill is not the answer.
Exposure to sunshine helps your ability to get sound sleep, as do your eating habits. Try and have your evening meal as early as possible and don't have supper. You have likely heard about intermittent fasting, which is when you try to eat within a certain window of time each day... ideally 6 - 8 hours. In other words, delay breakfast as long as practical, and try to have your last meal of the day within 6 - 8 hours of your first meal. Most people do not realize the amount of energy that is used in the digestion process. When you are doing intermittent fasting, that energy is redirected to cellular repair.
Exercise. Not excessive... keep moving and try to incorporate 20 mins of weight-bearing exercise three times a week into your regime. As you get older, weight-bearing exercise becomes more important than ever. If you follow these four suggestions, it will have a noticeable beneficial effect on your immune system.
Now there is a 5th component for health and immunity, which I have not mentioned yet as it is not free... and that is supplementation.
We must not underestimate the importance of supplementing even the best diet, particularly as we get older. The reason for this is that we tend to eat less of the right foods as we age but more importantly, it becomes harder for our bodies to extract the crucial nutrients from the food.
As I have mentioned over the years, I never get a cold or the flu. I am often asked by friends why Lois and myself never get the cold or the flu.
Simple answer... I believe that it is because we take Total Balance on a regular basis and have been doing so for the last 20 years.
We continually refine Total Balance as new research comes available. I think that we are now on our 9th generation of Total Balance. Total Balance was what Xtend-Life was built on and drove the need for us to set up our own manufacturing facility years ago. This is because the Total Balance family of products are so complex, with each having up to 90 ingredients. They also need to protect from stomach acid by an enteric coating which is a rare process. Therefore it was just not possible to have them produced by a contract manufacturer.
Total Balance does much, much more than just support immunity. By immunity, I am not just limiting it to helping prevent colds, flu's and viruses; immunity goes much further than that. It covers many degenerative conditions as well.
As you probably know, we have gender-specific versions of Total Balance to help with hormone balancing for both men and women. There are also specific ingredients in the men's versions to support prostate health. Incidentally, I don't have any of the prostate issues that most men of my age do, and my wife, who is 73, was able to avoid the downsides of menopause. I put this down solely to Total Balance.
There is, however, one drawback... it is very expensive to produce. I really wish we could make it at a lower cost, but because my family and myself rely on this product for our own good health, I absolutely refuse to make any compromises to lower costs as it would impact efficacy. Most people are unaware that some ingredients of the same name can have vastly different levels of efficacy and cost. I could spend some time explaining this so you would understand that Total Balance is excellent value for money, but that will be for another time.
Those people who have researched and use Total Balance thoroughly understand the value. This is the reason why our sales of this product have now exceeded $100 Million dollars. The premium version, which my wife and myself take, is the best, but it does involve taking 7 tablets a day. For convenience, I normally take them all at once in the morning, but this is not critical. They are enteric-coated and do not have to be taken with food.
For those customers who either do not wish to invest quite that much each month or not take seven tablets a day, we developed a standard version with four tablets. It has the same amount of gender-specific ingredients as the premium and the same vitamins and minerals but less of some of the specialty ingredients.
If you are already a customer and using Total Balance... thank you.
If you are not and you want to build the best protection possible for yourself, I would urge you to give Total Balance a try... and, of course, don't forget about the four health tips I mentioned at the beginning of this video.
Take care for now.
Since starting Xtend-Life 21 years ago, our Founder Warren Matthews who is now 74 years old, has dedicated his life to the pursuit of health and wellness which includes immunity. In this video he shares information that you should be aware of.
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