Why Radishes?

In my opinion, radishes are one of the worst tasting vegetables out there. What made me want to further investigate the nutritional value of these little beauties? There’s the salad my dad makes: cucumbers, carrots, olives, chickpeas and radishes. I love everything in the salad… accept the radishes. Did I mention they’re raw? Getting to a point where I enjoy them, it’s just not happening. I know radishes are good for you, but how good? For me, knowing the health benefits of something makes me feel like I’m eating it with a purpose. It makes it whatever I’m eating a lot more tolerable-ish.

Get excited…Let’s talk about: The Radish


A member of the Brassicaceae – kale, broccoli, cabbage – family.

High water content + increased hydration + lots of vitamin c. Radishes nourish the tissues in your body and can help your skin look fresh and healthy all summer long!

The Good Stuff in Radishes

  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • B vitamins

Radishes: Big Health Benefits in a Little Package


Radishes have disinfectant properties which helps clear up skin disorders like dry skin, rashes, and cracks. The water in radishes helps maintain healthy moisture levels in the skin.

Fight Cancer

Radishes contain phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals that are cancer protecting.

Researchers at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University found that radishes induce apoptosis – meaning they kill cancer cells from reproducing. Their fiber content makes radishes particularly effective at preventing and fighting colorectal cancer.


If you have chronic bronchial flare-ups, sinus infections or asthma, radishes can act as a natural decongestant. Help prevent viral infections.

Healthy Heart

The fiber, vitamins and minerals in radishes make them a smart choice for cardiovascular health. They’ve been shown to lower cholesterol, manage diabetes and regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Digestion & Detoxification

Your liver and gallbladder depend on bile to keep them running smoothly, and radishes have been shown to stimulate bile production. The sulfuric properties of radishes also help regulate bilirubin production and flush the excess from your blood. Eliminates stagnant food and toxins built up over time. Helps to relieve bloating and indigestion and prevents constipation.

Weight Loss

Very low in calories.  The surprising number of nutrients found in these vegetables means you aren’t skimping on nutrition while cutting back on fats, sugars and carbs.

Kidney Cleanse

There are few foods that work as well as the radish at preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Drinking juice that includes radish eases the burning most experience during a UTI and shortens the length of time you’ll have to deal with the infection.

If you haven’t given these little root vegetables a chance, why not try adding them to your meal plan? The health benefits of radishes have been proven in countless studies and more research is being done all the time to find more medicinal uses.


Why You Should Start Drinking Lemon Water

I was at the dentist recently and the hygienist was informing me she could tell that my mouth was a tad bit acidic. This got me thinking — if my mouth is acidic, my body must be as well. I know that too much acid in the body can lead to a number of health issues, so I did what most would and started searching the web for a natural way to restore some alkalinity in my body.

Upon my research, I found that lemon water both restores alkalinity AND has a ridiculous amount of health benefits. I like to think of myself as pretty smart when it comes to putting good things into (and on) my body, but I honestly had no idea that something as simple as this could provide so many benefits. The benefits come from drinking the lemon water at room temp. Lately, I have been bringing a whole lemon with me to work. I’ll cut it up and add fresh slices throughout the day.

What are your thoughts? Love lemon water? Hate it?

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Not a fan of lemon water? Greens from It Works! also aids in alkalinity restoration… not to mention, it provides your daily serving of fruits and veggies.


It’s Vital – Complete Nutrition

More than just wraps!

It's Vital Complete

Formulated by Dr. Don VerHulst, M.D., the It’s Vital Complete Nutrition Pack boasts more added benefits than ever. This pack contains the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients you need to support your mental and physical well-being.


Keep those bones strong, your heart healthy, and your body nourished with It’s Vital Minerals. Powered by sea-algae derived Aquamin® premium mineral blend, It’s Vital Minerals helps your body maximize calcium absorption through a superior combination of 250% of the RDA of Vitamin D and Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7), ensuring calcium stays in your bones and boosting support for your cardiovascular health.

  • Nutrient-rich, sea algae-derived Aquamin® premium mineral blend with over 74 trace minerals
  • Support for healthy bones/teeth with 250% the RDA of Vitamin D
  • Maximize calcium absorption with Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7) to ensure calcium stays in bones
  • Keep your heart strong with Vitamin K2 support for cardiovascular health

The creators of It’s Vital have encased the tablet in a natural mint coating making it tasty and easier to take. Have a hard time swallowing pills? Cut the tablet in half using the handy groove provided, or easily crush it to add to food, which makes taking the tablet very easy.

Its Vital Omega

Boost heart health, fight minor inflammation, keep those joints moving, and reclaim that youthful glow with the triple strength blend of DHA and EPA fatty acids of It’s Vital Omega-3. Along with superior strength, fish oil-derived fatty acids, It’s Vital Omega-3 also adds a purifying rosemary-based antioxidant blend to fight the effects of free radicals—all in an easy-to-swallow soft gel with a hint of lemon flavor.

  • Support heart health by improving and maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Promote healthy joint movement and support the body’s response to minor inflammation
  • Boost your mood and support healthy brain function
  • Nourish skin, hair, and nails for a healthy, youthful glow
  • Fight free radicals and support healthy cell growth with rosemary-based antioxidants
  • Lemon-flavored soft gel that’s easy to swallow

As always, to see the best results it is recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water a day.

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Are You Hydrated?

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard a thirsty individual mention that they are going to hydrate with a soda. It gives me the same chills as fingernails on a chalk board. Are you kidding me? Do you really think pumping your body full of liquid sugar is going to quench your thirst? But whatever, it’s your body and you can put whatever inside it that suits your fancy.

Did you know: 80% of Americans are chronically dehydrated*

On average, a human being can last several weeks without food, and a mere 8-14 days without water. With water playing such a crucial role in our body’s functioning, why don’t we make it a point to maintain a healthy level of hydration?

I get it, water is boring. That’s no excuse not to drink it. Get creative. Add fun flavors such as:

  • Fresh Cut Cucumbers
  • Fragrant Orange Slices
  • Refreshing Mint and Lime Juice
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice

Are you someone who loves the carbonation from a beverage? Try drinking LaCroix flavored sparkling waters. To make your money go a little further, purchase a soda stream. Carbonate your own water at home, and you can add splash of OJ or Cranberry juice to it which will give it pizzazz.

Water Facts and Tips: 

  • Moistens tissues in the body ie) mouth, nose, eyes
  • Drink even when you’re not thirsty. An average person loses about 90 ounces of water daily.
  • Beverages containing alcohol and caffeine create an unquenchable thirst in the body. Only water truly hydrates the body and alleviates the diseases of dehydration.
  • Don’t misinterpret your thirst drive as hunger.  Drink a glass of water and wait a minute or two. You might find you’re not as hungry as you thought.
  • If you don’t drink enough water, your body’s reaction is to retain the water it does have.  This leads to poor kidney function and the accumulation of waste products.
  • Proper hydration is key to long-term fat reduction.
  • Helps to maintain proper muscle tone and prevents sagging skin.
  • Drink 4x as much water as you consume in alcohol to help reduce the effects of a hangovers.
  • A deficiency of water can alter the concentration of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and chloride which has a negative effect on the function of the brain.
  • It’s cheap; nearly free, and good for you.
  • Dehydration reduces blood volume, creating thicker, more concentrated blood which stresses the heart.  This also decreases the ability to transport oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and other living cells.
  • Dehydration can be linked to impotence – via – not enough fluids to create seminal fluids. It can also be linked to hair loss – not enough fluids to carry proteins to the scalp.

I personally have a Tervis cup next to me pretty much all day to make sure I’m maintaining a healthy daily intake. Here’s another fantastic way to make sure you’re drinking throughout the day!

You can also print this handy “8 a day” water tally sheet.

Happy hydrating — cheers!

How the Wraps Work

The ingredients in the wrap put your body in a fat burning stage called lipolysis. This shrinks the fat cells from the 4th layer under your skin, pulling toxins from the fat cells making them mobile. By drinking water, you flush the toxins from your body causing permanent results. It also helps by increasing circulation through your bloodstream to really remove toxins. It’s not a water weight wrap, the results from a full application (4 wraps) are real and can last from 2-6 months depending on your lifestyle habits. You can place the wrap anywhere on your body except the face. The wrap can be cut to place on multiple areas.

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If you decide to add one of these holiday gift sets to your auto-shipment order, please note that the prices of these packages will adjust to full price on December 22, 2012, and will no longer include the holiday gift box.

Note: Savings listed are the price difference between the retail prices for package items (purchased individually) and the special holiday gift set prices. Prices are in U.S. Dollars. Each gift set comes with a festive holiday box (as pictured) for easy gifting! Only available in the U.S. and Canada.