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“Going Green” with Mercola

Now, I realize that good health is more than just losing weight; I realize that there are lots of ways to have fun with your kids and “count it” as exercise; I realize that juices and smoothies are a great way to increase the fruit and vegetable intake of my family, but I also know that we do NOT get enough healthy stuff in our diet.

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Sometimes it’s important to enhance what goes into our bodies with a supplement or two. But these days, it’s really important to get the right supplements: not ones containing added sugars or fillers made from who knows what!

That’s why we were super excited about trying some of Mercola’s wonderful products – supplements that have been around for a while, made by a company with a tried-and-true reputation.

Enter Mercola’s Organic Greens

Since receiving some products from them for review, I’ve been taking Organic Greens in a variety of ways. In my morning smoothies or as an afternoon iced drink, I love that I’m doing something good for myself! Honestly, I haven’t been able to get the kids to try it yet (although I’ll bet my daughter would if we added it to her morning smoothie…), but I’m just happy they’re drinking a healthy dose of fruits and veggies now and again!

Organic Greens is great if you, like me, are also seeking to increase your fruit and veggie intake.  Whether or not this particular product interests you, the information page on their site is full of useful information, such as

  • 5 Simple Ways to Fit More Vegetables Into Your Day,
  • information on juicing,
  • Green ‘Superfood’ Benefits,

and more…

If you’re not familiar with him yet, Dr. Mercola is a trusted name in the health and wellness world.  As an osteopathic physician with a long list of awards, affiliations, and publications, he brings a holistic approach to the game, and you can purchase anything on their site knowing that it’s a quality product from a reputable source 🙂

My Favorite Mercola Products

Hope you’re not the sensitive type, because I’m about to get a little personal here.

After I hit my 40’s I found that my favorite night of the week – pizza-and-a-movie-Friday-with-the-family – was losing its appeal to me. It wasn’t that I didn’t love being with everyone, or that I didn’t enjoy their movie choices. But the bloated and super-uncomfortable feeling I got after finishing that slice (or two!) didn’t make for a happy camper.

Anybody else out there know what I mean?

Enter Dr. Mercola’s Digestive Enzymes pack! After talking to a friend of mine who was having had had similar problems, she shared her solution with me. But first, let me give you a little background.

Enzymes are proteins in your body that enable our systems to function well. Digestive enzymes help break down the food we eat so that the vitamins and nutrients are released into our system and absorbed and utilized by the body. As we age, our organs gradually deteriorate; a poor diet, little exercise, and increased stress levels also contribute to this process. Fewer enzymes are produced, and consequently, it gets harder for our bodies to break down foods. We may not notice this at first, but after awhile we start to feel bloated after meals are consumed. That’s exactly where I was at… (This is a simple explanation. For a more-detailed one, check out this article at Return2Health.)

The Digestive Enzymes Pack she recommended contains a 30-day supply of three supplements:

  • Digestive Enzymes – a formula of 8 enzymes specifically focusing on aiding digestion;
  • Complete Probiotics – a specially designed dose of “gut-friendly” bacteria that not only aids digestion but also boosts your immune system, and
  • Full Spectrum Enzymes – a combination of delayed-reaction enzymes that also help to soothe the digestive tract.

And although some folks believe that supplements are a bit too pricy, let me point out that by “Liking” their Facebook page, I’m able to get news of sales coming up and sometimes even find a coupon or two! Woot woot!

I still don’t eat as much pizza as I used to, but it has nothing to do with feeling bloated afterward (that’s a story for another post…). I’m enjoying a crisp salad with my slice, and loving being around the family as much as I ever was…

There’s no reason to suffer in silence after pizza night anymore – why not give Dr. Mercola a try? Going green never felt so good!

(PS – A few months ago I started taking an apple cider vinegar tonic in the morning. While it really does taste much better than it sounds, it does take a bit of getting used to. That’s why I’m interested in trying out a new “flavor” presented by the Mercola folks. They now make both a “sweet” and “spicy” version of this condiment…I’ll let you know which is my fav after I try them!)

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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5 Responses to “Going Green” with Mercola

  1. Audra McIntosh April 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    I walk every night, drink less sodas, take my vitamins, snack less, and choose healthier dinners that digest slower so that I stay fuller longer. Doing these things keep me in shape, healthy, more energy, ANDY I can still have my Brownies every once in a while. Lol

  2. Sonya M April 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    Drinking more water and more outside time.

  3. Heather S April 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m doing my best to make balanced meals that include each food group.

  4. Virginia April 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    I’ve been working on drinking more water & taking supplements.

  5. Cathy Bush April 2, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    I’m trying to provide each meal with vegetables.

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