Monthly Archives: August 2009

Overweight Issues and Cancer

Over weight issues in young adults and a rise in cancer factor

Reading through various health posts today, I came across an article that just grabbed my attention and held it.  Especially since it deals with young adults (late 20’s early 30’s)…and I have a daughter who is in her mid 20’s with chronic weight issues.

Here is a snippet of the read:

“Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. As the number of people who are overweight and obese has increased in the past two decades, evidence has grown that excess body weight is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.”

“The stronger association of excess body weight at earlier adulthood with risk of pancreatic cancer suggests that weight control at younger age should be the primary preventive strategy to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer,” said study researcher, Donghui Li, an associate professor in gastrointestinal medical oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. (June 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association)

Texas is the state of large-ness…everything is KING-sized and larger!  Houses, pools, pride, and the width of many behinds!  How did we get so BIG?  Why are we staying so BIG?

I don’t know.

There are always the excuses: too much to eat, too little time to exercise, no convenience to health foods…

It’s time to step up and take personal responsibility for our bodies and our health.  I control what goes in my mouth and when it goes in…most of us are quite a ways away from Mom putting that spoon in our mouths.  And the road back to health is not easy….but the consequences of good choices make it all worthwhile.

So, let’s look at a sensible lifestyle and eating style.  Research the 6 meals/day plans.  Pare down the obvious anchors to your weight: chips, soda, crackers, sugar, white flour products…  Check out articles on eating for your blood type… start walking with your friends.  Find vitamins and protein supplements to help with weight loss, energy, and lean muscle mass.

Check out Basic Vitamins, formulated for just such a healthy lifestyle commitment.  These are designer products targeting women’s total health.

Basics A-Z Complete is a liquid multi-vitamin supplying 100% of RDA on 11 vitamins and 70 trace colloidal minerals.

Basics P3: Power Protein Powder gives you 20 grams of protein per drink…via whey protein isolates, one of Nature’s best and most complete protein sources.

Women Vitamins and  Whey Protein Powder

Women Vitamins and Whey Protein Powder


Thoughts on a Women Vitamins Theme

Wow…I am in the midst of launching a vitamin company with a long time friend who has 20+ years experience in the  nutritional formulations and holistic health arenas.

We have a great product line called Basics Vitamins.  We have a website up and running: I am constantly working on pamphlet designs and postcard designs and thinking and writing articles about women’s health and weight and vitamin issues.

I enrolled in Google Alerts about womens health, weight loss, weight maintenance, vitamins, lap band surgeries, bariatrics….and I am overwhelmed by the number of articles and appeals written by people looking for products to support their health choices…and by how many people are still out there “crying in the wilderness”.

When I read these posts and articles, I want to personally answer each plea for assistance with a “Wait! Don’t give up hope!  I have a wonderful product for you!”

Because I do….have a wonderful product linecalled Basics Vitamins.

People maintaining weight, or looking to lose weight …begin a healthier eating pattern by choosing the 5-6 meal per day plan…this is a great way to get your protein…use our Basics P3: Power Protein Powder, with 20 grams of whey protein isolate, the highest absorption factor in protein…for 2 of your meals and you will be surprised by how satisfied you are.  No hunger pangs, no desire for extra sweets.  Go ahead and add fruits to jazz it up…or drink it plain.  It has a great flavor, no chalkiness, no clumps, no after taste….just the comfort of knowing you are doing something good for yourself.

I am a school teacher of 8th graders (13 year olds–for those of you who are not parents)…I use Basics P3 power protein powder, every day for breakfast…I use whole milk and throw in a variety of fruits…from bananas to blueberries..and viola!  I am never hungry before lunch, I maintain my weight and my energy….

Basics A-Z Complete Liquid Vitamins provides you with 11 vitamins and 70 colloidal minerals in a pleasant tasting liquid form.  One ounce in the morning and you are good to go…  Notice there are no fillers, no un-digestible gel caps, no mouthfuls of pills to swallow…just an ounce of vitamins, a mouthful of goodness…. the absorption process starts as soon as it hits your mouth.

I use this liquid multivitamin as well, and can tell the days I don’t…I have a great supply of energy.  I just feel good.  And for that I am eternally grateful!

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Me and Knightly...I am in my upper 40's, use Basics everyday and feel great!

So if you are finally ready do the right thing for yourself….give Basics Vitamins and Protein a try.  Visit us at and check us out!

Women’s Health and Daily Vitamins

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Are you interested in learning about the relationship between Women’s Health and Daily Vitamins?   This article will discuss the benefits of multivitamins and how they are a great way of taking care of yourself.

Several recent medical studies support the fact that multivitamins are a vital part of daily health care regimes, and Women Vitamins wants to introduce Basics A-Z Complete, a liquid multivitamin designed for active women who are seeking quality products to help ensure their health. There really are many benefits of taking Basics A-Z Complete liquid women vitamins as it supports your quest for an active and healthy life.

“Long-term regular consumption of a multivitamin may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 16 per cent…”1

Being healthy, active, energetic, and ageless is your goal.  Taking care of yourself is very important, although you may put yourself last, as you deal with the daily stresses and obligations of family, careers, and the routines of 21st century life.  You are on the go 24/7.

BUT, if you don’t take care of yourself, how will you be able to care for others?  Your health starts at a cellular level and that means you need to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to do its job.   Taking vitamins and minerals is a major step in taking care of you.

Finding the correct blend of vitamins can be a daunting and frustrating task.  Yet you know the value of doing this.  You need a quality product that specifically promotes women’s health and vitality and is available at an affordable price….

“… the cells of multivitamin users may have a younger biological age than cells from non-users.” 2

Several recent medical studies support the fact that multivitamins have an important place in daily health care regimes.

Basics A-Z Complete is a liquid multivitamin designed for active women that provides 100% RDA of 11 vitamins and 70 trace colloidal minerals while also utilizing cranberry pulp as a source for fiber and urinary tract health.  A liquid distribution of vitamins allows for quicker and more complete vitamin absorption.  There are no fillers in a liquid, no slowly dissolving gel, no painful handful of pills to swallow, no wondering if your combinations of minerals and vitamins is complete.  Basics A-Z Complete liquid multivitamins has every basic vitamin and mineral you need for your health.

Your health is positively affected by taking daily multivitamins. Taking care of yourself is important.  Having confidence in a product is important too.

Go ahead and try Basics A-Z Complete liquid vitamins as a trustworthy aide for cellular health in your quest for an active and healthy life.   Visit Basics Vitamins to learn more and to order Basics A-Z Complete.

So take the best vitamins for women, exercise, eat healthy, and be blessed, Kersten

1American Journal of Epidemiology “Use of Supplements of Multivitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E in Relation to Mortality” Authors: G. Pocobelli, U. Peters, A.R. Kristal, E. White

2American Journal of Clinical Nutrition June 2009, Volume 89, Number 6,
“Multivitamin use and telomere length in women” Authors: Q. Xu, C.G. Parks, L.A. DeRoo, R.M. Cawthon, D.P. Sandler, H. Chen

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