Arbonne Difference Hormone Balance, Detoxing and Skincare These materials have been produced by an Arbonne Independent Consultant, and are not official materials prepared or provided by Arbonne International LLC. Arbonne makes no promises or guarantees that any Independent Consultant will be financially successful; as each Independent Consultant’s results are dependant upon his or her own skills and effort. Actual financial results of all Arbonne’s Independent Consultants for the preceding year are contained in Arbonne’s ICCS on Arbonne’s official Web site at arbonne.com. Discover The Arbonne Concept: 7 Product Lines Hormones: Prolief, Phytoprolief Detoxing products include tea, fiber shakes, colon cleanse, and now the addition of the Seasource Products. Skincare: Arbonne’s skincare is free of mineral oils allowing the antioxidant support and essential oils to penetrate the skin and be carried throughout the body. RE9 and FC5 are the daily skin regimens and Clear Advantage for problem skin; and Before Sun Weight Management: Vegan Protein Powder and Fiber Shakes Nutritional Supplements: Hybrids with digestive enzymes, brain boosting B vitamins, antioxidants, Omega 3 essential fatty acids and mineral support and more. Aromatherapy formulas are rich in essential oils derived from plants in scrubs, sprays, candles, to assist in soothing and de-stressing. Colors: Arbonne’s classic cosmetic colors are fortified with antioxidant support and are perfect for the finishing touches to a radiant canvas, your face, made beautiful by Arbonne’s comprehensive view to healthy skin, from the inside out. What Accelerates Aging? A number of factors contribute to the deterioration of the body-nutritional deficiencies are right at the top of the list…the food we eat is responsible for taking us up or taking us down. It is truly that simple. Somer’s 8 steps to wellness begins: 1. Imbalances of hormones accelerate aging; 2. Toxins and poor quality food accelerate the aging process at a cellular level. Balancing Estrogens & Progesterone Indicators of Hormone Imbalance: Irritability, Fatigue, PMS, Hair Loss, Depression, Disturbed Sleep, Mood Swings, Endometriosis, Infertility, Night Sweats, Weight Gain, Dry Skin, Low libido, Fibromyalgia, Unexplained Weight Gain, Heart disease, Osteoporosis, Fluid Retention, Irregular Periods, Migraines, Vaginal Dryness, Hot Flashes, Thyroid Dysfunction, Anxiety, Heavy or Painful Periods, Prostrate Problems…. Sound Familiar? You could be Estrogen Dominant Two Main Sex Hormones Estrogen and Progesterone The primary goal of Estrogen is cell growth and division. It grows good cells and bad cells. (The gas pedal--go, go, go!!!!) The primary goal of Progesterone is to balance out the Estrogen. (The brake pedal---stop, stop, stop!) First half of your cycle: Estrogen grows a woman’s endometrial lining and prepares for egg implantation. It adds fluid and tissue to the breast in preparation for breast feeding. Second half of your cycle: After ovulation, progesterone becomes the dominant hormone in the body. (If a woman becomes pregnant, she needs progesterone to sustain the pregnancy. In fact, estimates are that 70% of first term miscarriages are caused by low progesterone.) It’s a balancing act! If we lack sufficient levels of progesterone to balance the effects of estrogen, then we can experience the issues we mentioned earlier. Dr. Lee calls this “Estrogen Dominance.” How Do We Get Out of Balance? • Toxic exposure • Stress • Poor diet • Use of synthetic hormones Balance Blocker #1: Toxic Exposure “Xenoestrogens are false estrogens (not found in nature) with toxic effects on the human body.” ~Dr. John Lee Everyday We Breathe In, Rub On, and Eat Endocrine Disrupters Petrochemicals Meat Supply • Air fresheners • Most domestic farm • Fabric softeners animals in the US are • Scented perfumes injected with Bovine and laundry soap Growth Hormone, a type of estrogen. We • Personal care ingest the chemicals. products made with petrochemicals Hormones in our meat supply?? This growth hormone causes the animals to grow rapidly and retain fat and water. This increases their market value. “Unfortunately, we, as women, do not increase our market value when we retain fat and water.” Lisa Voorhies Balance Blocker #2: Stress Stress depletes the adrenal glands and by itself can create imbalances among all hormones. Stress affects our bodies in a number of adverse ways. Balance Blocker #3: Poor Diet We get too much: We don’t get enough: • Processed foods • Vitamins and minerals • Refined Sugars • Vegetable Protein • Carbohydrates • Fiber • Healthy fats and oils such as Omega 3 Balance Blocker #4: Prescription Hormones (Birth Control Pills and HRTs) Synthetic Hormones are not natural to your body. Drug companies purposely make them different from natural hormones so they can be patented. Some hormones handed out by your doctor can be completely man-made and are found nowhere in nature. How can I regain balance? • Limit your exposure to toxins. Eat organic and limit petrochemicals in your home. • As much as possible, reduce stress. Take a few minutes to slow down and relax. • Supplement your diet with essential vitamins and minerals, vegetable protein, extra fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids. • Use only bio-identical hormone replacement and choose a non-drug form of birth control. Detoxing The chemical hot spot is not an oozing swamp of toxic effluent: its our bathrooms, kitchens, living and bedrooms loaded with EDCs, Endrocine Disrupting Compounds, found in synthetic chemicals like phthalates mimic estrogren in the body and have the ability to interfere with hormone systems. “Pollution isn’t something coming out of a smokestack. It’s in us. It’s become part of the background chemistry of our bodies. And it’s accumulating. And it’s accumulating quickly.” Dr. John Peterson Author of “Our Stolen Future” Detoxing • Sixty years ago, only a few synthetic chemicals had been invented. The explosion of modern chemistry began in the era of the military build up during the 1930s-40s. Chemists invented plastics, pesticides, solvents, degreasers, insulators, and other materials for defense and to feed more people. Since WWII, more than 85,000 synthetic chemical compounds have been commercially developed and released into the environment. These toxic chemicals are suspected of contributing to cancers of the breast, prostate, brain and testicles, lowered sperm counts, early puberty, miscarriages, and other reproductive diseases as well as diabetes, ADD, asthma and autism. • Bisphenol-A is so common and is linked to lower sperm counts, early onset of puberty, insulin resistance and diabetes, prostate and testicular abnormalities, etc. Why Detox? • Because we all want to be energetic, content and youthful and to have the radiance that comes along with that state, it is vital to consider routinely DETOXING and DESTRESSING on a daily and weekly basis. • Dr. Candance Pert, author of The Molecules of Emotion (Scribner 1997) says nurturing the body releases neuropeptides, the building blocks of the immune system. • Throughout life we are imprinted by events with both positive and negative outcomes for our bodies, souls and spirits. A negative event can trigger serious stresses that can tear down the body’s strength and immune system, just as a positive event can physiologically build us up. • Build into each day some time for building yourself back up to reverse the aging process and to reduce the stresses that compound the aging of all systems of the body. LIVE-R is the Largest Internal Detoxifying Organ The LIVER filters out toxins and chemically converts them so they may be eliminated safely If your LIVER takes in more toxins than it can eliminate, it malfunctions causing a variety of symptoms External Signs of Sluggish Liver Coated tongue Bad breath Flushed facial appearance Excessive facial blood vessels Acne Psoriasis Eczema Oily skin Rosacea Yellow conjunctiva (eyes) Red swollen itchy eyes Dark circles under the eyes Brownish spots and blemishes (liver spots) Rashes and itchy skin Inability to lose weight Weight Loss and Toxicity • If you have a difficult time ridding yourself of toxins you may have a difficult time losing weight • Excess body fat is synonymous with liver disorders. Research from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health in Kitakyshu, Japan, indicated that obesity is more closely related to liver dysfunction than to any other abnormality. • A 15 week study by Laval University in Quebec discovered that environmental pollutants increased in the blood by as much as 23% during weight loss. Digestive Problems are Signs of a Overburdened Liver Gall stones and gall bladder disease Intolerance to fatty foods Intolerance to alcohol Indigestion Reflux Nausea Abdominal bloating Constipation Irritable bowel syndrome Hemorrhoids Emotional and Neurological Signs of Toxicity Depression Mood changes, anger and irritability Poor concentration and "foggy brain" Recurrent headaches with nausea Toxicity, Immune Dysfunction Allergies Sinus Hay fever Asthma Dermatitis Hives Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Chemical and food sensitivities Auto-immune diseases Recurrent infections SeaSource Detox Products Sanctuary in Toxic World Always start by dry brushing, and then use the products as they are presented in the catalog to; • STIMULATE, Foaming Sea Salt Scrub, Detoxifying Rescue Wash, Sea Mud Face and Body Mask, 5 in 1 Essential Massage Oil. • STRENGTHEN, Purifying Sea Soak, Fortifying Hair Mask, Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion. • SUPPORT, Renewing Body Gelee, 7-Day Body Cleanse, Dry Body Brush, Logo Bottle, Spa Robe Arbonne products support a healthy, balanced lifestyle… Arbonne Can Help Limit Toxic Exposure: Limit the exposure to toxins in your home by choosing Arbonne’s pure, safe and beneficial skincare and hair care products. They are free of petrochemicals. Arbonne Can Help Reduce Stress: You can reduce stress naturally through the use of real essential oils by using Arbonne’s Unwind Aromatherapy Products. Arbonne Can Help Supplement Your Diet: • Smart Nutritional Hybrids offer vitamins and minerals with a high antioxidant ORAC value of 8000. • Figure 8 Protein Shakes contain 20 grams of vegetable protein per serving. VEGAN! • Fiber shakes help eliminate toxins and lower cholesterol. Eliminate, Daily Daily fiber in your diet not only improves bowel motion and re-establishes normal bowel function and strengthens adrenal function. As the body’s responses become more efficient, your liver often begins to detoxify more rapidly. This means that more toxic constituents are contained in the bile that is secreted by your liver and emptied into your intestinal tract for elimination. Fiber prevents bile from becoming toxic in your large intestine by binding with it and moving it along the digestive tract. In this way, fiber helps eliminate fat-soluable toxins from your body. Without sufficient fiber present, these poisons may be released from the bile and reabsorbed through your intestines. – James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D., Adrenal Fatigue, Smart Publications, Petaluma, CA, 2007, p. 203. Omega 3 PLUS can help with: • Heart health • Brain function, • Lowering cholesterol • Fighting depression • Joint Health AND… • Hormone balance Why choose Arbonne’s Omega 3 ? • It provides 70% alpha linolenic acid (ALA) compared to the 40 - 45% in other products. • Contains ultra pure, concentrated source of Omega 3’s (flaxseed, chia, perilla, black raspberry, kiwi, pomegranate and pumpkins) Why choose Arbonne’s Omega 3 ? • Certified Vegan • No fishy aftertaste • Delivers 1000 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids in one serving Arbonne’s Bio-Identical Alternative to HRTs: • Prolief and Phytoprolief • 20 mg US Pharmacopia grade natural progesterone • Transdermal cream • Air tight container • Metered dose Let’s pull it all together: We can restore balance and vitality, through better diet and exercise, choosing safer products to use in our homes, by managing our stress, and by using the 7 categories of Arbonne Products: Hormones: Prolief, Phytoprolief Detoxing products include tea, fiber shakes, colon cleanse, and now the addition of the Seasource Products. Weight Management Nutritional Supplements: Hybrids with digestive enzymes, brain boosting B vitamins, antioxidants, Omega 3 essential fatty acids and mineral support and more. Skincare: Arbonne’s skincare is free of mineral oils allowing the antioxidant support and essential oils to penetrate the skin and be carried throughout the body. RE9 and FC5 are the daily skin regimens and Clear Advantage for problem skin; and Before Sun Aromatherapy formulas are rich in essential oils derived from plants in scrubs, sprays, candles, to assist in soothing and de-stressing. Colors: Arbonne’s classic cosmetic colors are certified ORGANIC and fortified with antioxidant support and are perfect for the finishing touches to a radiant canvas, your face, made beautiful by Arbonne’s comprehensive view to healthy skin, from the inside out.