As you can see, the winter is long gone and our body is somehow feeling a little bit “old” because of the food we ate and especially because of the lack of exercise. Some of the young people also do not take into consideration the importance of having a healthy life, and how this aspect can affect us in the future.
When our body and mind are at optimal health, the way we see life shifts, and suddenly, the words is brighter, and an unbreakable feeling of strength and happiness sits deeply at our core. It is the kind of feeling many raw foodists would describe it. While we do not have to avoid cooked food to achieve such feeling, being committed to our health, no matter what, is one of the key elements of the equation. It is when we take charge of our lives and find the strength to overcome the challenges, and we can have the natural lifestyle that will make the difference.
Nu Skin Enterprise was founded in 1984, and since then its products have been spread all over the world. The most interesting aspect that the people were attracted to was the mission and values that Nu Skin has. They want to improve people’s life through distributing quality products, rewarding business opportunities and an uplifting and enriching culture. Their efforts can easily be seen because they are strongly involved in projects that have the aim to bring a change in human mentality. Nu Skin enterprise implemented the following projects: “Nourish the Children” in 2002, “MtalimanjaVillage(Africa)” in 2007, “Seeds of Hope (Africa)” in 2009 and “Report Smiles” in 2012.
Last week we had a really nice visit by one of the Nu Skin representatives, Robban Axelsson. He introduced us to the biophotonic scanner, and we had the opportunity to give it a try. This type of technology could actually show us how healthy we are by calculating the number of antioxidants in our body. Robban kindly explained us how this new technology works. “Biophotonic scanner was first developed by a cancer institute in theUSbecause they were very focused on the power of antioxidants in order to fight cancer. When Nu Skin first met the biophotonic scanner in 2003, they decided to cooperate with it because Nu Skin had a bigger possibility to spread the scanner all over world. Since then Nu Skin has invested more the 135 million dollars to develop this S3 version what I have now with which the test can be done with such a small device and in just 30 seconds. Very convenient! The light technology used is called Raman Spectroscopy, and it has won the Nobel Prize so it is very recognized. This light is sent in to the skin tissue where it measures the density of antioxidants and gives the number on the iPad what we can read. The more antioxidants we have in our body, the better. To make it easier to be understood, it has also been divided into different colors to represent poor, good and strong protection. Blue is the goal for everyone. So, it is a very advanced science, made to be simple to use. The Biophotonic Scanner has won several prizes. Almost 20 million people have been scanned, and I am very proud to have the only one inLatvia,” Robban said.
Robban was introduced to this company, two years ago thanks to his wife who tried the products. He also told us that “she also suggested to start the business, and to be honest I was not very interested at the beginning. I was working in banking industry on a high paying position and did not believe this business was something for me. Oh, I was wrong!! After trying the supplements and feeling the positive effect, I got really interested and investigated the company from top to bottom, and I was really impressed. So, now my wife’s and my vision is to bring the company with all its science, products and culture also to the Baltic States, and the first target isLatvia. It is maybe a small market, but we believeLatviadeserves the benefits from this company as well. My life has changed completely since I left the bank and started focus full time on the business where I am everyday inspiring people to make healthier choices, and it really is something. Now, I am very passionate about it and my lifestyle is much healthier, compared to what it was sitting in my office 12 hours per day. I am very thankful and happy to share this opportunity with others.”
With a lot of curiosity and emotions, all of us got scanned but unfortunately the results were not that good because we are used to work very hard in stressful conditions. Robert also gave us some suggestions regarding our lifestyle: “Hieroglifs’s results were in general not very good, we saw many people in the red and orange zone. The main causes for this could be a combination of hard work and stress and lack of good and healthy food. That means that the balance is not very good, long term health being at risk, and the body is not well protected against infections. My main advice is to eat more fruit and vegetables, most preferably organic food. So what your mama told you when you were young is true: eat your vegetables! It is also possible to get help from supplements that is an easy way to absorb vitamins and antioxidants, but choose carefully as there are a lot of things that can also damage your health. That is my main job — to recommend people the right products for their needs. Other advices can be to reduce stress and get more sleep, which is very important to let the body recover. If people smoke, it releases a lot of free radicals in their body and can do a lot of damage. Just do whatever is necessary to get rid of that habit. Do physical exercises, but do something that you really enjoy. If you hate running, don’t run! There are plenty of other ways of doing exercises! In conclusion all of this is about finding balance and something that works for you, don’t overdo things because then you will get tired of it and you will go back to the old bad habits. So the scanner is your friend as it allows you to measure how the changes you make are actually working.”
It takes courage to be healthy. It takes courage to change our habits, to get fit and to choose health over fast food. It also takes courage to overcome the fear of the opinion of others when adopting a different lifestyle, but it is totally worth it. So take your health into your own hands, and be the master of your own life.
Author: Alina Benchea