PureNourish Questions & Answers
Q: I see that the directions for PureNourish are two scoops mixed with eight to ten ounces of water and are designed to be a snack. Can I use PureNourish as a meal replacement?
A: Yes, PureNourish may be used as either a meal supplement or replacement. As a meal replacement, simply change the mix to use three scoops of PureNourish added to 8 to 12 ounces of water, almond milk, coconut milk, or even soy milk or skimmed organic milk. For some people, the original mixture using two scoops provides enough nourishment to replace a meal.
Those who follow the ARIIX Weight Management System often notice their natural appetite declining as they learn to eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, along with good fats and good proteins, which do not spike your blood sugar. What before we labeled as "cravings" or "emotional eating" is actually the body's natural hormonal response to spikes in your blood sugar levels.
Q: Can I add anything to my PureNourish snacks or meal supplements?
A: You are free to add whole or frozen fruit to PureNourish snacks, as well as almond milk, coconut milk, skimmed milk, or soy milk (instead of water) when you make your PureNourish meal or snack supplement or replacement. In fact, there are many great recipes for PureNourish snacks available at www.healthconceptsint.com
and at www.ariix.com
. Variety is the key to success and we encourage you to create your own recipes by experimenting with different fruits and low-glycemic additives.
Q: How can I learn if I am allergic to soy, dairy, or gluten?
A: The PureNourish snack supplements are a great way to learn if you have any major food allergies. Since PureNourish is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free it gives you a wonderful tool to help determine if any of these major food allergies affect you. The approach is what we refer to as avoidance therapy. We would encourage you to avoid all soy, milk protein, and gluten for 4 to 6 weeks in your regular diet and use the PureNourish snack supplements as a way to give you a convenient and easy way to stay with this program. Then you need to add one of these major food groups back every 3 to 4 days to be sure that you do not have any reactions.
We recommend that you first add back soy protein into your diet. If there is no reaction after 3 to 4 days, go ahead and add back milk protein. Again, if there are no reactions, next reintroduce gluten into your diet. Even if you are unaware of any food allergies or intolerances, once you have been avoiding a particular food for 4 to 6 weeks you may experience a significant reaction when you add it back into your diet. This approach will help you identify clearly whether or not you have allergies or intolerance of soy, milk or gluten. Medical research shows that 1% of the population has what is known as Celiac Sprue or a serious reaction to gluten. However, only 5% of these patients have been diagnosed to have Celiac Sprue. Therefore, 95% of these individuals are suffering with this disease and do not have any clue why they may be suffering from the GI distress or fatigue that this disease causes. If you do have a significant reaction when you add back gluten into your diet, it is strongly recommended that you check with your doctor to see if this is just gluten intolerance or if you have any evidence of Celiac Sprue.
Q: How can I use PureNourish to help reach and maintain my healthy weight?
A: PureNourish can be used very effectively with the Healthy for Life Program in helping individuals establish and maintain their healthy weight. Diets fail 98% of the time. However, ARIIX's Weight Management System stresses that this is NOT a diet, but instead healthy lifestyles with a beneficial side effect of weight loss, if you need to lose weight. By using PureNourish to replace or supplement two meals and one snack daily along with eating one regular low-glycemic meal and snack, you can effectively improve and firmly establish a healthier lifestyle.
PureNourish combines good low-glycemic carbohydrates, good fats, and good proteins into a convenient and tasty meal or snack supplement. This allows you to break free of negative eating pattern as you learn how to eat a healthy diet, consume cellular nutrition by taking ARIIX Optimals, and establish a consistent exercise program. This triad of a healthy lifestyle, along with PureNourish snack and meal supplements, allows you to firmly establish habits that eliminate cravings and establish your healthy weight. Participants do not have to go hungry, count calories or count fat and carbohydrates. They actually have more energy as their health improves and are able to effectively lose weight.
Q: How long can I safely use PureNourish snack supplements?
A: Since PureNourish contains a wonderful balance of good, low-glycemic carbohydrates along with a complete vegetable protein source and good fats, you can use PureNourish as frequently and as long as you wish. Many people who enjoy the benefits of using PureNourish as well as the convenience say that they anticipate using PureNourish daily for years.
Q: Should I take probiotics and/or digestive enzymes with PureNourish?
A: Many companies require you to purchase digestive enzymes and probiotics separately. ARIIX, however, has included digestive enzymes and probiotics within PureNourish. This is not only convenient but also provides exceptional value, as you do not have to add digestive enzymes or probiotics to your shopping list. In fact, PureNourish offers you a wonderful snack supplement that is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, and with the added benefit of containing supportive probiotics and digestive enzymes - a terrific all-in-one solution.
Ray Strand, M. D.