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Vitamin C Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin C Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Scientists at Johns Hopkins recently performed a meta-analysis of vitamin C studies relating to blood pressure going back to 1966. After analyzing data from 29 different clinical trials, they found that over an eight-week period, study participants who took around 500 mg of vitamin C per day experienced an average drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number) of nearly 4 points, and diastolic pressure (the bottom number) of about 1.5 points. And the results were slightly better among participants who had high blood pressure to begin with-their systolic numbers dropped by nearly 5 points.

Given the multitude of benefits of vitamin C and the fact that roughly one in three US adults has high blood pressure, this inexpensive and utterly harmless intervention should be a mainstream recommendation. As one study author pointed out, “[I]f the entire US population lowered blood pressure by 3 [points], there would be a lot fewer strokes.” But don’t expect the Institute of Medicine to change its tune any time soon-that broken record is still advising women and men to get a paltry 75 mg and 90 mg of vitamin C per day, respectively. I stand by my longtime recommendation that everyone take a daily multinutrient that contains 500-1,000 mg of vitamin C.

Natural DETOX Strategies

Discover The Simplest and Most Powerful NATURAL Detox Strategies 19,379 Men and Women Between the Ages of 26 and 65 Used to Evaporate Fat, Expel Life-Threatening Toxins, And “Fix” Existing Health Problems, While Helping Them Unlock All-Day Energy”

We live in an increasingly toxic world and your body is under constant attack.
Has your body’s exceeeded its toxic limit? Are you losing the battle?
Let’s find out…

How many of these toxic ‘cover-ups’ infest your dinner table daily?

Hormone-pumped meat from cows, pigs, or chickens and antibiotic-laced dairy from commercial cattle? Conventionally grown and chemically sprayed fruits and vegetables. Package foods and desserts that are loaded with hidden sugars and articial ingredients? Whole grains that are said to be healthy but are actually packed with allergenic ingredients like gluten, which has been linked to countless health problems including auto-immune disorders?

And how many of these do you use all the time…

Medicines like Advil, Aspirin, or Tylenol? Plastics and food containers? Cleaning and laundry supplies? Make-up and personal care products?

The reason I ask is because all of these foods and household products are jam-packed with chemicals and deadly toxins that have no business being inside your body.

If YOU feel more tired and worse today than you did a few years ago…OR notice that your body is being held prisoner by digestive problems, excess weight, candida, leaky gut, constipation, IBS, allergies, out-of-control blood lipids, or up and down blood sugar levels…

Then YOU Can Be Sure That You’re Chock-Full of DEADLY Toxins Like:

  • Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides
  • Heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead
  • Genetically modified “franken foods” that alter your DNA
  • Unnatural hormone and antibiotic residues

These toxins are making you age faster… they are tearing your body apart from the inside-out… they are forcing your body to cling on to unncessary fat… and most importantly, these “invisible” toxins are slowly but surely shortening your life span and robbing you of the quality of life you have left.

If You Want to Feel Healthier, More Energetic, and Overcome Your Health Issues Then…

…You absolutely MUST cleanse your body of these chemicals and toxins.

Your liver — the body’s detoxification organ – has become worn out and overly toxic. Because of this, cannot detoxify your body fully nor is it able to perform any of its other 500 roles properly.

That’s when hormone imbalances occur.

Blood sugar and blood lipid problems become rampant.

Your blood becomes increasingly acidic — prediposing to a number of dangerous diseases.

You become more agitated and “short-fused”.

You don’t expel toxins, excess choleterol, or built up fecal matter from your body.

And much more.

Is this what YOU want to experience?

I didn’t think so.

Call us today on (786) 423-7590 to get started on our 28 days detoxification program.


Tracie Speaks

There has been a travesty to our community. And miscommunication and fear has brought us to this conclusion. Ppl have died For fear. We have learned nothing from Fear. Lives and reputations are at stake for fear. When will it stop. When will we all be ONE ,powerful and fearless. Not fearing your neighbor but helping to empower. Amongst the confusion each was trying to do the right thing. Protect themself . But no one asked , what do you need? Peace can help and save the world. So will love.



The Wellness Program at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Bal Harbour, Florida –

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, renowned as South Florida’s premier luxury hospitality experience, is once again changing the face of travel as the celebrated resort debuts their new Wellness Program. The Wellness Program at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort provides guests with the opportunity to recharge the mind and body, with unique and customizable programs focusing on exercising, eating healthfully and anti-stress modalities such as meditation and yoga. The resort experience was forever changed with the opening of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, offering guests a new dimension of bespoke luxury all within minutes of the vibrant energy of South Beach; renowned as one of the world’s premier fashion and shopping destinations, the resort, with the debut of the new Wellness Program, is now emerging as the most coveted location for those seeking an experience that is at once luxurious and rejuvenating.

Developed in partnership with celebrated fitness trainers Tracie and Christopher Vlaun, the Wellness Program has been created to tailor to each guest’s needs, and the comprehensive programming includes not only fitness and exercise offerings, but also culinary, nutrition, spa and relaxation components as well. Whether guests wish to simply eat more healthfully during their vacation, maintain their normal work out while on the road, put a fresh spin on an exercise routine, or transform their bodies, the Wellness Program has something for everyone.


Fitness & Exercise


Taking advantage of the resort’s idyllic setting, Tracie and Christopher instruct several fitness classes on the beach, including early morning Beach Body Sculpt and Befit Beach Boot Camp. The Beach Boot Camp class consists of strength training and intermittent cardio drills to help guests blast calories and increase the use of muscles in ways that do not happen on a hard surface, all while overlooking the sparkling Atlantic ocean. Tracie and Christopher offer a full range of experiences, which includes meditation, nutrition counseling, Reiki, Pre/Post Natal Training and Yoga, Aquatic Classes and Myofascial Release. Through the Wellness Program guests can also receive personal training and 1-on-1 consultations.

The resort is also home to a fully equipped fitness center, with state-of-art fitness equipment and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the pool and ocean. The facilities feature a number of cardio and weight training machines all designed by Italian fitness experts, Technogym.

Guests can sign up for classes in the Spa or work-out site five minutes before the class, or can register in advance by e-mailing: contact@v-artofwellness.com or calling 786-423-7590. The work-out facilities are open 24 hours, allowing guests the freedom to work-out on their schedules.


Culinary & Nutrition


Nutritional and healthy culinary options can be enjoyed in any of the property’s restaurants as well as in-room with the Wellness Mini-bar. Guests won’t have to battle the temptation of candy or potato chips stocked in their hotel room, as mini-bars can be transformed into a wellness mini-bar, designed to reflect the tastes of the resort’s heart-healthy clientele. The wellness mini-bar can be personalized by dietary needs, and stocked with low sodium, low fat and high protein foods,

such as Go Raw Banana Bread flax bar and Orgain organic nutritional shakes. The Wellness Program menu also features a specialty fresh juice program and an extensive menu of healthy cocktails, featuring all fresh ingredients and organic wines and liquor. Additionally, the St. Regis Bal Harbour builds their menus based on the simple principle of always using the most fresh, in-season, natural, and organic ingredients possible. The resort looks at natural pairings from a seasonal perspective, and pays close attention to portion size, allowing guests to savor the flavors of the Grass Fed New York Strip or Tropical Fruit Vacherin, all in moderation. In preparing a dish, the resort chooses a cooking method that best preserves the essential flavor and nutritional components of the ingredients.


Spa & Relaxation


The Reméde Spa at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers a wide range of services which are the perfect complement to an invigorating workout. Health-conscious guests can seek relief for overexerted muscles, or simply let their mind and body escape with wellness inspired spa experiences where Remède Spa technicians deliver the most exclusive treatments in South Florida. Guests may enjoy luxurious services such as The Royal Muscle Rejuvenation, which provides a soothing reduction of stress while assisting in healing bruises, joint pain, sprains, or muscle pain; or the Remède Customized Wrap, which boosts a wide range of benefits ranging from combating cellulite, releasing muscle tension and improving skin condition. To book treatments guests can call 305-993-3300 (extension 3600).

For those that want the complete, holistic experience guests can book any of the below specialty packages:




Jump start your fitness with a program tailored to you. After a one-on-one consultation, you’ll be challenged by a certified personal trainer and enjoy your choice of group fitness classes. Relax your sore muscles with a specialized post-workout treatment at Remède spa. The package includes a1-on-1 consultation with V Art of Wellness, Choice of Group Fitness Class with V Art of Wellness, Private session with a certified Personal Trainer, Post-Training Treatment Remède spa and St. Regis Fitness Pack, which includes a stretch mat, water bottle, and resistance bands. In addition to the room rate, the wellness package will be an additional $243.




The Renew Package focuses on finding balance in one’s life. Clear your mind and work your body with a private beach yoga session tailored just for you, then relax and refresh with a customized post-workout treatment at Remède Spa. The package includes a1-on-1 consultation with V Art of Wellness, Private yoga practice catered to your specific individual needs, Post-Training Spa Treatment and a St. Regis Fitness Pack, which includes a stretch mat, water bottle, and resistance bands. In addition to the room rate, the wellness package will be an additional $225.

Both packages have a minimum of a two night stay and must be booked seven days in advance.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is located directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and is minutes away from the energy of South Beach and Miami. Travelers discover a new dimension of bespoke luxury with the resort’s 243, ocean-view rooms and suites, including 70 one and two-bedroom suites in an all-glass tower rising 27 stories above an expansive stretch of beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, the resort offers world-class dining including a restaurant inspired by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, wine vault, St. Regis bar, private poolside and beach cabanas and much more. Visit www.stregisbalharbour.com or call 305-993-3300 for more information.




About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts


Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service.

From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi and Zhuhai. Additionally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com, to explore our recent debuts visit www.stregis.com/newgrandtour and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit www.stregis.com/residences.

Nutritional Blog: Dieting

Tired? Sluggish? Overweight? Have you tried every fad diet on the market for the last 10 years? Unfortunately, the majority of us can answer yes to these questions. There are diets like Atkins, the Grapefruit Diet, and there is even a diet that involves only powered shakes. Not only have these diets proven unsuccessful in many cases according to governmental research, they haven’t worked for us either.

All is Not Lost
All hope is not lost. It has recently been discovered that a healthy mind and body are not a result of how much you eat. Nor will the same diet work for every person. Each of us has a unique metabolic makeup. This simply means that no 2 people have the same body chemistry. And this makeup determines what you should and should not eat to maintain good health and a perfect weight.

No One Diet is Right for Everyone
Eating a meal that is right for your metabolic type will improve your energy, increase your mental capacities, and boost your emotional well-being. Each meal should leave you feeling well-satisfied for several hours. If you are already feeling good, eating should, at the very least, help to maintain your energy level.
But if you feel worse in some way an hour or so after eating, such as:
You still feel hungry even though you are physically full
You develop a sweet craving
Your energy level drops
You feel hyper, nervous, angry or irritable
You feel depressed
…then it might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates at your last meal. You might be eating the perfect foods for your metabolism, but having too much of one type of food in place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above.

Everyone Has Their Own Unique Metabolic Type
Many people are eating high-quality nutritious organic foods and are still quite sick. They haven’t touched sugar or junk food in ages and still suffer with many health problems. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the major physical ones is related to the fact that they are not eating appropriate foods for their metabolic type.

Metabolic Typing is a revolutionary system for optimizing whole body health. Diet and nutritional supplements are used to address the individual at a fundamental metabolic level, allowing for increased energy, weight loss and greater resistance to disease.

By conducting a series of simple tests we are able to determine each individual’s Metabolic Type. This is the fundamental way in which your body produces and processes energy. Armed with this knowledge the individual can knowingly select the foods and nutritional supplements that are tailored to his or her specific metabolism.

Many diets claim to promote energy and weight loss, but they only work effectively in the long term if they are compatible with your Metabolic Type. This explains why one person can lose weight on a particular diet, while another person might gain weight on exactly the same diet! Not all foods and supplements are equally good for all people. Metabolic Typing is the missing link that explains why one person’s food may literally be another person’s poison.