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Digestive Health of Aging Patients

Digestion is an extremely important process. Among its many functions, it helps us obtain nutrients and energy. Age, lifestyle, and physical health can all affect your digestion. An imbalance in your digestive tract can cause such problems as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain and cramping. Helping your patients understand elements of digestion can help them avoid digestive problems and take greater pleasure in eating as they age. Here are a few tips for your patients who are working towards healthier digestion. Drink Plenty of Fluids Drinking plenty of water and nutritious fluids that contain fiber can help you avoid problems with constipation, as the combination of liquids and fiber can improve your digestion. Staying hydrated is important for digestive health. At the same time, you should be aware that caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee can have the opposite effect of dehydrating your body. Make sure to encourage your patients to provide their body with a balance of fluids to make sure they are staying hydrated even after enjoying a caffeinated drink. Eat Healthy Eating unhealthy foods and overeating can be hard on your digestive system, causing indigestion, heartburn and excess weight gain. Eating smaller portions and following […] Read More

How L-OptiZinc® Benefits Your Skin

Millions of people suffer from acne. It affects teenagers, moms, and a swath of other people who contend with hormonal imbalance late in life. Acne is one of the most common reasons people don’t like their reflection. Many people struggle with clearing their skin of acne and are looking for a simple, natural solution. Fortunately, there is an alternative. And, as an esthetician, someone who beautifies people, you have the unique ability to present your clients with it. It’s called L-OptiZinc®. What Is L-OptiZinc? L-OptiZinc® is a unique formula when it comes to Zinc. It’s Zinc paired with amino the acid L-methionine. By pairing Zinc with amino acid L-Methionine, people who take the mineral can see better results due to an improved absorption rate. Everyday items, such as legumes, soy, and seeds, impair a person’s ability to absorb Zinc because these items contain phytic acids that counter absorption. Luckily, L-OptiZinc® can help your clients take full advantage of the health benefits found in Zinc. The Benefits of L-OptiZinc® When it comes to Zinc, there are few minerals and supplements that give the same results for skin care. The benefits of taking include the reduction of acne and an improved immune […] Read More

Maintaining Zinc Levels With L-OptiZinc®

Health and nutrition can be challenging and intimidating for many people. To many people, the numerous vitamins and nutrients, along with their effects on the body, are confusing. The role that Zinc plays in the body is often overlooked by focusing on the other nutrients, but it’s equally important. Here are a few points to discuss with your patient. Read More

Encouraging Client Vitamin Intake

The retail sales for vitamins and nutritional supplements reached $28.1 billion in 2010. Vitamins play a large role in that value, primarily because of the increasing awareness of public health in the country and the aging populace. Several generations are opting for pre-emptive health tactics rather than waiting to pay costly sums for traditional medical. Read More

Instructing Your Patients: The Detox Diet

Vitamins and minerals all play a unique role in the body and mind, and zinc is no exception to the rule. With the overwhelming amount of unhealthy products on the market, more and more people are now experiencing symptoms because of deficiencies of multiple nutrients and they may not even know it. Read More

Is Your Patient Suffering from a Zinc Deficiency?

While a majority of people are not suffering from a severe zinc deficiency, many people are unknowingly suffering from a mild one. A zinc deficiency presents itself in a variety of symptoms. Understanding the symptoms and signs can help you discover an unknown deficiency in your lifestyle patients!   Signs of Zinc Deficiency:   1) Weak Immunity Zinc is an essential mineral to maintain immune function. Without it, your client may fall ill more often than normal. It is also important to protect cell membranes, prevent the growth of cancer cells and more. Though these cannot be seen as easily, if your client seems to have a weak immune system, consider the possibility of a zinc deficiency.   2) Thinning Hair Hair loss or alopecia can be a symptom of a zinc deficiency. Thinning hair can be scary for both men and women. If your lifestyle patients complain about hair loss, look into their regular diet and see if they may be suffering from a lack of zinc.   3) Skin Issues Acne, eczema, and other common skin conditions could be connected to a diet deficient in zinc.   4) Energy Levels and Cognition If your patients complain of feeling […] Read More

The Benefits of L-OptiZinc® for Women

Zinc is one of the three most important minerals needed by the human body. It plays a central role in a number of cellular functions affecting eyesight, hair, skin, cognitive function, and even the senses of taste and smell. A deficiency, therefore, is potentially critical. Without it, the immune system especially becomes weakened. Zinc has been studied to reduce the prevalence and length of colds among other symptoms. In addition to the general importance of Zinc in the human body, it has several benefits for women in particular. For instance, if zinc is removed from the diet of one of your female clients, her appetite will decrease. This decrease can lead to big meal binging and purging (bulimia) or not eating (anorexia). These are serious health concerns for athletes and stay-at-home moms alike. Make sure you are encouraging a Zinc supplement like L-OptiZinc® to keep clients on track with regular balanced meals. Do you have clients who are pregnant or new mothers? Zinc helps regulate hormonal shifts, as well as taking the edge off of PMS symptoms. Also, lacking zinc can double the risk of a low birth weight. Women should maintain zinc levels all the way through the birth […] Read More

2016 is Zinc’s Time to Shine

What do you know about zinc? This mineral seems to be overshadowed by popular minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. That is slowly changing. Zinc has been emerging from the shadows and gaining more deserved attention since 2012. According to an article from Nutrition Outlook, in 2016, the supplementation of this important mineral is expected to increase in demand. As researchers begin to learn more about the importance of Zinc in every aspect of the body, consumers are looking to find quality, safe supplements to support their healthy and active lifestyles.   In the past, zinc was only considered important for the health of the immune system, but new research has found that zinc is vital for: Cognitive function Reproductive health and fertility in men and women Muscle recovery, strength, and power Cardiovascular health Diabetes prevention Mood elevation Quality sleep Healthy energy levels   These findings have researchers and consumers more curious about zinc and in need of supplements that are absorbable, safe, and effective. Zinc can be found naturally in meat, leafy greens, and some nuts. However, the zinc derived from meatless sources (leafy greens, nuts) is less bio-available and more challenging for the body to absorb, causing a […] Read More

Talking With Patients About Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease affects millions of people worldwide every year. There are many reasons for this, but with a little guidance, you can help your patients significantly reduce their risk. Here are a few tips to help improve your patient’s cardiovascular health. Discuss the patient’s eating habits. It’s incredible how our bodies are influenced by the products we consume. It is fascinating how people often tend to disbelieve it until a health-related issue arises. If there are concerns with your patient’s heart health, it’s time to discuss improving the quality of foods they put into their body. Suggest a kitchen makeover. We all know that fried, fatty foods are bad for our health, but instead of shaming your patient, suggest healthy, wholesome alternatives. Encourage your patient to dig through their cupboards and get rid of products that may be sabotaging their health. It’s okay to indulge in a small portion of a delicious treat once in awhile, but an entire kitchen full of unhealthy food is a recipe for poor health. Recommend smart shopping. It’s easy to lose focus and stray to unhealthy foods when you’re at the grocery store. Set your patients up for success at the supermarket by suggesting […] Read More

How to Build Client Trust in the Health Industry

Whether you have just opened the doors of your new health business or are trying to improve your client and customer relationships, building trust is key. Without trust in you and your products or services, there’s nothing to inspire clients to return or pass on a recommendation. You may think that repeat customers or word-of-mouth are not top priorities in the age of internet marketing, but it’s just the opposite. Repeat clients are happy customers while dissatisfied clients can shred a positive business reputation by leaving negative reviews for the world to find on the internet. So how can you increase client trust in the health industry? To start, follow these guidelines: Be Honest – Just like with personal relationships, a foundation of trust is determined through a record of honesty. If you don’t offer a specific product or service, don’t claim that you do. Instead, say that your company is constantly growing and can look into the product or service requested. Who knows? You could find your next successful idea! Follow Through on Promises – This suggestion goes hand in hand with honesty. An empty promise that doesn’t come to fruition creates a bad precedent that suggests deceit in […] Read More