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A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

Summer is almost here … one of the most active outdoor times of the year – swimming, hiking, and sports – just to name a few. It’s also a great time to rededicate your focus on maintaining a healthy heart.  A healthy heart is one of the most important things that we, as women, can do to ensure a long and happy life. There are many factors that affect your chance of developing heart issues, including poor diet, obesity, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol use, high blood pressure, and smoking. Unfortunately, many symptoms of heart problems don’t become apparent until much later. That is why it is important to take care of your heart now. It is not too late!  

Here are some great ways of keeping your heart happy and healthy: 

Consume Healthy Foods

Be sure you are filling your diet with foods that nourish your body. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are good options for your diet. It is also good to stay away from products with added sugar and saturated fats. And to improve your heart health specifically, there are even certain foods that promote heart health, including fish, walnuts, berries, sprouted garlic, olive oil, apples, and beans. 

Get Your Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is extremely important for your health. Studies have shown that adults need about two and a half hours of exercise per week, but more doesn’t hurt! It can be as simple as riding your bike for 30 minutes a day, or taking your dog out for a 30 minute power walk. 

Quit Smoking

Stopping smoking now can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart problems. If you’re a smoker, you know that quitting is a lot harder than it sounds, but there are resources that you can turn to, to help guide you through the difficult process. 

Manage Your Current Medical Conditions, and Know Your Family History

Be sure you know what your family history is. If your family has a history of heart issues, you are more likely to also develop those issues; making it even more important for you to be sure you are taking care of your heart. In addition, if you have any current heart related problems, be certain you are managing them so as to not further the damage. 

Even the healthiest of people can develop heart issues, especially if it runs in your family. So, it is important to understand symptoms of heart related diseases. Some of the most common results of an unhealthy heart are heart attack, arrhythmia, heart failure, and stroke. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, upper back pain, indigestion, nausea, extreme fatigue, and shortness of breath. Arrhythmia can cause fluttering feelings in the chest. If your heart is failing, you should experience shortness of breath and swelling of your feet, ankles, legs and abdomen. Lastly, if you are having a stroke, you should expect to experience sudden weakness, numbness, particularly on one side of the body, possible confusion, loss of consciousness, or a sudden severe headache. Immediately contact emergency services if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Maintaining a healthy heart goes hand in hand with maintaining a healthy lifestyle in general. ORGANO™ offers a number of Body Management products to help keep you healthy and in shape! Specifically, ORGANO™ Grapeseed Oil Supplement is a source of linoleic acid which provides many benefits. Hailed for millennia for its enriching properties, grape seed oil is naturally rich in a number of phytochemicals and essential fatty acids. 

Happy Women’s Health Month, and make sure you’re keeping your heart healthy and happy!

Alexandra McAllister



Shared from: Organo Gold Blog




How the Healthy Rise from the Ashes With FENIX

The Rise Of The FENIX, The New You, Is A Lifetime of Innumerable Beginnings.

What often begins as a gloomy story of loss, heartache and suffering, the debut of many tales outline the chaos and trials that beset even the greatest of heroes.

Perhaps less documented, but often equally tragic, are the trials and hardships that plague you and those you care about most.

And we don’t have super powers to fall back on.

Or do we?

Perhaps it’d be wise to begin this conversation with a thought provoking notion that the problem with failures and difficulties is that we believe we shouldn’t have them.

In times of desperation, we can find ourselves falling short, contrary to our best efforts. Even in times of greatest need, we’ve failed not only ourselves, but others.

Reduced on many levels to shells of who we believed ourselves to be, we stare into a mirror with our fiercest critic.

Mere mortals struggling, failing, giving in, giving up.

If you were told that it’s in these harrowing hours of defeat and self-doubt that you’d be forging a powerful, unstoppable, competent, confident YOU, capable of anything, would you see these times of trouble as anything less than a blessing?

Trouble is a gift. Problems unlock your super power.

Being tested beyond your capability and being pushed past your comfort zone into unknown adventures is the universe’s design that tears off the cocoon, revealing a new, more glorious creature entirely.

Only after being tried and pulverized into dust can you be remade.If not for adversity or change, what would be the necessity of growth and development?

There is a FENIX that lives within each and every one of us that demands of us to experience misfortune, to fight back and to lose.

We must feel that anguish that comes with loss, to have walked with our heads held low so we’ll do all in our power to prepare to never feel this way again.

Disappointed, disheartened, we have two choices.

Quit. Remain low and face the next challenge in weakness and ineptitude.

The unresolved issues will mount and new ones will seek you out.

Or you can, like the unconquerable PHOENIX arise from the dust, an improved and dedicated warrior- recommitted to learning and growing, determined to RISE against all odds and finding ways to keep moving forward regardless of the struggles that will assuredly come.

The Rise of the Fenix, the new you, is a lifetime of innumerable beginnings.

You’re the superhero in your own tale; today, tomorrow and until you breath your last, YOU WILL RISE.

Click here: ORGANO to view what we have to offer. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Wishing you all the very best that life has to offer! Happy New Year 2017!

Alexandra McAllister

**Shared from our Organo Blog



Body Transformation Tastes So Good With OGX FENIX


Sometimes, the best things in life are the simplest.  To lose weight using ogxFENIX, replace any two meals per day with the shake and eat a 3rd sensible meal. To maintain weight using ogxFENIX, replace one meal per day with the shake. 2 shakes a day helps melt the fat away. 1 shake a day helps keep the fat away.


Exercise is the key to living an active and heathy lifestyle. It doesn't matter if you're a runner, walker, biker, or a gym rat – OGX has you covered. With regular exercise and OGX, it's time to rise like the FENIX.

To help you plan your meals, we have created a delicious 7 Day Meal Plan just for you.  Simply click the box below to download your 7 Day Meal Plan PDF.


To further help you along the way, we've also created some mouth watering shake recipes! We've included Very Berry, Apple Joy and more!  Click the pic below to download the recipes.


And we have even more to share with you.  Click on the pic below for our Pro Meal recipes!  A Pro Meal is a healthy type of snack that consists of protein and healthy carbs. Enjoy!


And last but not least, we have included a Full Meal Plan that you may download and follow.  I'm you'll find something to fit your fancy.  Just click on the pic below.


There you go! You have plenty of fabulous recipes that you can follow or change around and make it your own.  It truly is simple, easy and effective.  You can do this!

Cheers to the new, healthier you!

Alexandra McAllister