Newsletter April 2010 Hi everyone, Happy Easter Hope you all had

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Newsletter April 2010
Hi everyone,
Happy Easter
Hope you all had an enjoyable Easter with extra time to
spend with family and friends.
In this newsletter we have some housekeeping items such as the new client
forms that now include an authority to communicate with our clients and the
necessary forms for the Slimmer of the Year for 2010. So please make sure
you action these two items.
We are now planning for the start of SPRING, I know!! July is one of our
biggest months so we have been planning NOW so we can make this even
bigger than it has been in the past. system:slim doesn’t seem to have the
extreme seasonal lows as one would expect (lucky us) so continue to
encourage your clients over the cold winter months to be looking & feeling
fantastic for SPRING!
Chow
Sarah
Welcome – New Clinic’s
We have two new clinic’s to the system:slim team they are;
 St Johns Pharmacy
13 Great North Rd
Wanganui
06 345 7800
Jenny King & Sue Gardner
 Wairoa Pharmacy
Clyde Court
Wairoa
06 838 7408
Robin Norvill
Welcome ; I’m sure you will all enjoy offering this wonderful service within
your community and wish you all the best in building a successful system:slim
business.
Sarah Buckley| General Manager | System Slim NZ Ltd | m. +64 21 901 823| www.systemslim.net
0800 – Number
For the next couple of months we will have the 0800 calls being forwarded to
my mobile. In July we will revert back to the original set up of calls being
directed to their closest clinic.
Window Display – WINNER
Congratulations to Sue at Unichem Fenwicks for her window display,
who’s knickers where they anyway?? You have won a 6 month subscription to
Healthy Food Guide so enjoy!!
New Client Card
Attached is the new client card which now includes authority to contact clients
who are happy to receive communication from system:slim eg newsletters
etc... However for this to happen YOU MUST LOAD their details onto the
system:slim internet site, this is a two second job. Just click onto Join our
Mailing List on the site and load their details...........easy as!
Successful Slimmer’s 2010 – Testimonials
All your clients will have a unique story of their weight loss journey so inspire
them to write their testimonial and share their success with thousands of
others. We will accept entries up to December 2010 from as many of your
clients that wish to be involved as possible. From these entries we will choose
a small group to meet in the New Year to take some finial pictures suitable for
promotional use. In the past this has been a very enjoyable day for all
participants to celebrate their success and meet other slimmers.
We have a coffee machine for the consultant who sends
through the most testimonial forms before December 2010.
Please find attached to this email the forms requiring completion to submit a
testimonial, print off copies and ask your clients to complete.
Naturopath Talk – Inga von Benzon
Calcium-Magnesium
Probably more discussed as any other supplement: do we need to take
extra calcium or do we get enough in our diet? The answer is not so
straight forward – it depends on the formula, whether the body actually
assimilates the mineral. Drinking milk is promoted as the best source of
calcium, however, despite the fact that milk has one of the highest
amounts of calcium, the human body can’t necessarily absorb it into its
system. Interestingly, we have the highest rate of osteoporosis in the
Western world!! Needless to say, we definitely need calcium, and it is
used effectively when taken in the right form. Our formula contains
calcium citrate, which is a highly soluble form and more easily absorbed
than the more commonly used calcium carbonate. In order to absorb
calcium, the body needs magnesium in the correct ratio. Cal-Mag provides
magnesium citrate for quick and effective absorption.
Sarah Buckley| General Manager | System Slim NZ Ltd | m. +64 21 901 823| www.systemslim.net
Lets recap the benefits for our clients: Women with menstrual problems,
particularly cramps, PMS, and also post-menopausal symptoms, greatly
benefit from Cal-Mag, as it reduces their symptoms significantly. As bone
loss is a factor when aging, with Osteoporosis as a high risk factor,
calcium-magnesium needs to be taken over a long period of time. Please
note that taking a supplement for only a short time is not of real benefit,
as it takes many months to balance a deficiency. Calcium-magnesium is
needed for good muscle tone, and therefore essential for healthy heart
function. It helps to reduce body fat and relieves constipation, which
makes Cal-Mag an essential nutrient for successful weight loss results. In
order to get the best absorption rate, calcium should be taken on an
empty stomach. There are a few precautions and contra-indications, which
should be noted: When there is a history of kidney stones, taking it
without food may increase the risk of kidney stones. Clients with
Hypercalcemia, or hypersensitivity to any component of a calcium
formula, shouldn’t take calcium-magnesium.
Herbal Diuretic
A fantastic herbal formula that nourishes the urinary tract and liver while
gently removing excess water. It works beautifully in combination with
our core weight loss products, and should be considered for anybody, not
just for clients with fluid retention. As this formula has no
contraindications, it can be safely used by every client. Here are some of
the benefits that you may want to short list: supports the urinary tract,
therefore vital for clients with UT infection. A natural antiseptic, it is
helpful for any bladder problems, and nourishes kidney and bladder, as
well as the liver. This promotes digestion and circulation of the blood,
purifying and detoxifying the body. Wonderful for bloating during the
menstrual cycle, and may ease pain associated with menses. Great for
reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol naturally. Clients with
rheumatism, arthritis and gout benefit from this formula, as it helps to
ease pain and calm nerves. It really has a calming effect on the whole
body, which makes it a useful addition for someone who has sleeping
problems. This wide range of benefits greatly assists our weight loss
clients to achieve best results and support their overall health at the same
time. Remember, reducing stress is the absolute key in reducing weight,
so this little formula will give you the extra trick up your sleeve when
needed! You can also use Herbal Diuretic instead of Cleanse+ if Cleanse+
is contraindicated.
By our Nutrition Consultant & General Manager Sarah Buckley
Blood sugar balancing, what is all the fuss? I have found this topic to be
one of the harder concepts of weight loss for people to grasp and it is
an important part of our system slim programmes. So this month I am
including some information to provide a better understanding of
blood sugar balancing.
As much as two thirds of the average calorie intake is from fat, sugar
and refined flours. We all know refined foods are unhealthy but not
Sarah Buckley| General Manager | System Slim NZ Ltd | m. +64 21 901 823| www.systemslim.net
many of us know why. Take white flour for example, during processing
the majority of the fibre is removed along with 25 nutrients, 87% of its
essential mineral content is lost.
When we consume processed foods containing refined flours and sugar
blood sugar levels rise rapidly. Your body can not use this high amount
of sugar in the blood so the hormone insulin sends a trigger to your
brain to remove this excess sugar from the blood. So where does this
excess sugar go? It is stored in fat cells generally around the belly. Your
blood sugar levels then crash leaving you tired and craving more
sugary foods or stimulants like coffee. So by eating sugary foods you
are literally sending your body into fat storage mode. Have you ever
eaten a burger from a fast food restaurant? It fills you up but 30
minutes later you’re starving. A vicious cycle of cravings, exhaustion,
stress and weight gain can set in.
To break this cycle:
Avoid processed foods- choose wholegrain carbohydrates, lentils,
beans, lean meat and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Recommended reading & GI Index is Glucose Revolution by Jennie
Brand-Miller, there are a few books in this range so try and get the one
with the index included.
Don't skip meals - regular meals and eating little and often will help to
maintain good energy levels and keep your blood sugar levels balanced
to avoid weight gain. Snacks should be low GI and ideally include some
protein; fruit and nuts, or hummus on crackers is ideal, crisps or
chocolate are not!
Drink plenty of filtered water throughout the day.
Sarah Buckley| General Manager | System Slim NZ Ltd | m. +64 21 901 823| www.systemslim.net
Falafals
These Falafals are healthy
as they are baked instead
of deep fried. Serve with salad
or bring in a lunch box as a snack.
Serves 5 takes 20 minutes
Ingredients:
1 19oz can of chickpeas, drained and washed 1
small onion, chopped finely 2 cloves of garlic,
chopped finely 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
finely 2 tbsp flour 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp
ground cumin 1/2 tsp baking powder salt and
pepper to taste 2 tbsp olive oil
Directions:
Drizzle olive oil evenly in shallow baking dish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whilst oven is
heating, mash chickpeas in food processor or by
hands.
Add the onions and garlic and blend together.
Add remaining ingredients.
Shape into ping pong sized balls and place in
preheated baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes,
turning halfway through cooking.
Sarah Buckley| General Manager | System Slim NZ Ltd | m. +64 21 901 823| www.systemslim.net
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Serves 1 takes 10 minutes
wheat and gluten free.
1 half inch slice goat’s log
1 bowl mixed leaves
1 tomato halved
2 tbsp pesto
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
1 tbsp caramelized onions (optional)
Sliced cucumber
Directions:
Mix the olive oil and the pesto together, drizzle a
small amount over the tomato halves and the
cheese.
Toss the leaves in 1 spoon of the pesto mix.
Place the tomatoes and the cheese under a grill for
5 minutes until slightly golden.
Place the grilled tomatoes and cheese over the
mixed leaves.
Garnish with the cucumber, onions and pine nuts.
Sarah Buckley| General Manager | System Slim NZ Ltd | m. +64 21 901 823| www.systemslim.net
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