4 Powerful STRESS – Busting Nutrients!

Had a long day at the office with work deadlines piling up? Kids acting up all day?

Social calendar booked up so solid, you see no time left for YOU?

Juggling the multiple demands of modern life can leave you more than a little frazzled! While you may aim to effectively ‘manage’ stress, under constant pressure your coping mechanisms will eventually reach the tipping point where anxiety, irritability and insomnia may result.

Under stress, your primal ‘fight or flight’ responses are activated, so the body releases the hormones adrenaline (which increases your heart rate and blood pressure) and cortisol (which increases blood glucose levels, alters immune responses, and suppresses the digestive and reproductive systems). Normally these hormone levels will drop to manageable levels of their own accord when stress factors are removed. However under persistent stress, they remain elevated with dire consequences for your health.

Stress can play a part in the onset or increase the severity of conditions such as headaches, changes in mood, digestive disorders, impaired concentration, weight management, skin conditions and anxiety. That’s why it’s so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life.

We all can feel wrung out by the stress of daily life, and there are many different ways to cope with stress and anxiety including meditation, medication, massage, exercise, herbs and others.

There is an attractiveness in being able to ‘take a pill’ to reduce stress. The ideal pill would not only be effective, but would be quick acting, free of side effects and not addictive! That’s where medications usually can’t fit the bill and you need to look for nutritional alternatives!

Here’s 4 Stress-Busting Nutrients . . .


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PEA PROTEIN: ‘7 Perks’ of this Allergen-Free Muscle Builder!

Check out any fitness magazine and judging by all the attention protein supplements get – it would almost appear that protein intake = fitness!

There’s a bit more to the story than that . . . however there’s no doubt that protein intake does support healthy muscle mass and an improved body composition.

Protein is a macronutrient found in many foods such as meats, dairy products, nuts and beans to name a few. It’s comprised of amino acids, the building blocks of lean body tissue that promote healthy skin, hair, bones, fingernails, as well as muscles.

Whilst we encourage that you obtain the bulk of your protein needs from whole food sources (such as encouraged on the ‘Eat Savvy Diet’), protein supplements (as well as green superfood supplements) can make it easier to boost your protein intake as well being sure that you are getting an array of amino acids for the repair of all your body tissues.

With a balanced, superfood-rich diet, you can theoretically consume enough protein foods to keep your body in ‘tip-top’ condition. On the other hand, ‘real life’ has a tendency to get in the way and some days, fully preparing a protein-rich meal can be a hassle. That’s why smoothies and shakes with protein powder are a great option, augmenting protein intake with minimal time in the kitchen.

However, not all protein supplements were created equal and some can produce nasty side-effects for many people – like bloating, digestive upset and flatulence.



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Rosacea Free, Dandruff Gone, Arthritis Relieved: How ‘Being Savvy’ Changed My Life!

Saturday Success Story: Alan shares the impact that ‘Being Savvy’ made in overcoming common skin and health problems PLUS  . . .

How he learned information that helped him overcome life-threatening infections!

“I couldn’t believe that the same toxic ingredients I used in the automotive and boat building trade – were also used in personal care and home care products!

The ‘Material Safety Data Sheets’ that I saw through work, give you accurate warnings about ingredients – it doesn’t add up that these same chemicals are used in personal care products!

You’re the ‘gate-keeper’ for your home, and so when I discovered the information about harmful ingredients – I said NO, changed brands and eliminated the use of questionable products in my home with support from the Savvy Team . . .

And my Dandruff and Rosacea just went away!”

~ Alan Hay

For Alan, it was just the way ‘normal life’ was . . .


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Goal Setting: 13 Tips for SMART Goals!

Why Goals are Important

An often quoted 1953 Harvard Business School study on the topic of the importance of setting goals, stated that written down goals made all the difference! Is there merit in this? According to further research, this study apparently never occurred – yet has become an urban myth.

So in 2011, Gail Matthews, Ph.D., Dominican University undertook to confirm or deny whether there is merit in the myth!

A psychology professor at California’s Dominican University, Matthew’s research focus has been on the psychology of career choice and career development – goals obviously play a big part.

What the study found, provides empirical evidence for the effectiveness of:

  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • And writing down one’s goals!


The first key insight discovered was that accountability has a positive effect on goal outcomes.

Mathew’s conclusion on accountability was that, “Those who reported their weekly progress updates achieved significantly higher outcomes than those who didn’t.”


The second insight is that just making a public commitment makes a difference.

The conclusions of the study in this area: “Those who sent their commitments to someone else, accomplished significantly more didn’t.”

Simply sharing the goals, even once with people who will encourage and support you helps you stick with it. (Be careful not to share with those who will ridicule you though)

Written Goals

Finally, if you only do one thing in relation to your goals, write them down!

Study conclusion here, “Those in the study who wrote their goals accomplished significantly more than those who didn’t.”

This confirms what I have seen in my nearly three decades of experience in helping people achieve greater outcomes for themselves and their life.

So the question that often is raised is, “How do I set Goals, now that I know they are important?”

Here are 13 Tips for Successful Goal Setting:


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Slimming Secrets [VIDEO]: Underlying Issues That Affect Weight Gain!

Slimming Secrets & Weight Loss Tips

There’s no shortage of information about ‘how to lose weight’. The plethora of information makes it confusing for most people!

But what if troublesome weight gain was actually an indicator of a deeper a problem – a ‘symptom’ of something else?

In this video taken from a live webinar – Corey Sievers from the Savvy Team shares some of the latest research about weight loss and slimming . . . and why many people have trouble losing weight!

In this  Video: (more…)

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