Lose Weight and Gain Cash

The NikkenWellness Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management system is based on three basic assertions for a healthy lifestyle: Cleanse, Balance and Energize. It’s simple and convenient. With the Everyday Weight Management pack that is designed for 30-day consumption, the focus is on creating a lifestyle, not just a temporary weight loss. Winners of the first quarterly contest have results that speak for themselves.

After only 11 weeks on the Everyday Wellness Challenge, Susan Goodwin lost 27 pounds and three sizes. She won $2,000 in cash and says, “I’m planning to use my prize money to travel to Mexico and visit my Nikken group there! I feel so much stronger and this is my start of a whole new lifestyle. This nutrition program is easy to follow, the supplements are delicious and the way to consume them is flexible. I’ve been able to sleep seven hours every night and no longer have problems with apnea. My sugar levels are under control and I’m living the Active Wellness lifestyle, thanks to Nikken.”

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Victoria Jaso Walters spent the full three months on the Everyday Wellness Challenge and lost 19 pounds and four dress sizes. She says, “I get a good start every morning with Kenzen Vital Balance® Meal Replacement Mix. The $1,000 cash I won is just in time to take a vacation. With the next quarter’s challenge, I hope to lose another 25 pounds!”

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Can you imagine not being able to walk upstairs or bend down to put on your socks or shoes? That’s exactly how Alex Medina was living before starting on the Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management system. After only nine weeks, Alex lost 35 pounds! He says, “I definitely can put my shoes on very comfortably now. I feel more energetic and am really excited to continue on this challenge as a new way of life. I will be using my $1,000 winnings to pay my bills and am planning a big before and after “revelation” for the next round!”

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How does losing six inches from the waist sound? That’s what Mark Simpson accomplished in three months while losing 34 pounds! He says, “With the Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management pack, I may need a new belt soon! My energy has improved as well as my outlook. I am in the process of looking for our dream home and the $500 reward helps us get closer to that goal. I intend to start a support group to help others with Active Wellness through the Everyday Weight Management program!”

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Bill Cottle reached his target goal of 180 pounds by losing 16 pounds in three months on the Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management system. He says, “I felt satisfied, energized and experienced increased mental clarity. I was so excited to receive a congratulatory letter from Nikken CEO Kurt Fulle and a check for $500. I encourage everyone to step up and participate in round two of the challenge!”

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“People have been noticing the changes in my weight, so I have been sharing information about the Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management system and other Nikken products as well,” says John Berkheim. “This is a win-win for me, as I’m becoming healthier, I also can motivate others to do the same. My goal is to lose 36 pounds in the next three months with round two of the challenge. The $500 I won will help us make a trip to visit my Dad who will be 92 years old this year!”

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Another 3-month challenge is currently underway. See the details here. Will you be the next weight losers and cash winners?

We’re offering our Consultants a special on the Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management pack from 8:00 AM PST, July 19, 2017 until 5:00 PM PST, July 25, 2017. You can order the Pack with DOUBLE PV and 1-cent standard shipping within the contiguous 48 states and Canada. This offer applies to retail or wholesale orders, excluding Autoship.

Does Fast Food = Fat Food?

The fast food industry appeals to our two primary tastes: salty and sweet. That’s why fast food contains so much added sugar (in its many forms) and salt. The same holds true for pre-packaged fast food, the kind you pop in the microwave. So what happens when we eat lots of fast food?

  • Hydrogenated oils are a source of trans fat, which is shown to be negative for human health in many ways. Trans fat occurs during food processing and is commonly found in fried foods, pastries, pizza dough, crackers and pre-packaged food. It is also in the oil that many restaurants use to cook French fries, chips and more. Eating foods that contain trans fat can increase LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower HDL (good) cholesterol and increase the risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.1
  • The Obesity Action Coalition(OAC) reports that the number of fast food restaurants in America has doubled since 1970. The number of obese Americans has also doubled.
  • Fast foods like bacon burgers, some fried foods and milkshakes can be high in saturated fats. “It’s been long established that saturated fats can negatively impact the heart, but there’s also research that suggests high saturated fat intake may negatively impact brain function and memory,” says Marissa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD.2 She adds that higher intakes of saturated fatty acids may impair memory speed and flexibility and prospective memory (your ability to remember to do what you intended).
  • Many fast-food meals have added sugar. Not only does that mean extra calories, but also little nutrition. The American Heart Association suggests only eating 100 to 150 calories of added sugar per day. That’s about six to nine teaspoons. A 12-ounce can of soda contains eight teaspoons of sugar. That equals 130 calories, 39 grams of sugar and nothing else.
  • Frequent soda intake can lead to poor oral health, says Leah Kaufman, MS, RD, CDN. Drinking large amounts of soda increases the amount of acid in your mouth, which eventually causes tooth decay and cavities. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the cheap sweetener most fast food restaurants use in their sodas, desserts, and many other products. Princeton University researchers linked HFCS consumption to obesity in an animal study. 3
  • The combination of fat, sugar, and lots of sodium (salt) can make fast food tastier to some people. But diets high in sodium can lead to water retention, which is why you may feel puffy, bloated, or swollen after eating fast food. 4
  • Some foods naturally contain higher amounts of sodium, but sodium is also added to many fast-food products. Some of these additives are monosodium glutamate (MSG), sodium nitrite, sodium saccharin, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and sodium benzoate, which are used as flavoring or preservatives. Sodium can contribute to existing high blood pressure or an enlarged heart muscle. If you have congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidney disease, too much salt can contribute to a dangerous buildup of fluid. A high sodium intake can cause your bones to weaken, leading to possible osteoporosis. The American Heart Association recommends adults eat no more than 2,300 milligramsof sodium per day. One fast-food meal could have half your day’s worth.

The good news is that palates can be trained. Once you consistently eat fresh, healthy whole foods and wean off fast foods, your body should start craving fruit instead of sugary sweets, and the desire for extra salt also abates. Nikken Silver Consultant Nancy Clyde wrote, “Well, I must confess since being on the Everyday Organic-Based Weight Management Program, I really taste the sweetness of Kenzen Ten4®. I have about 10 of the old formula and it is way too sweet. Thank you Nikken.” Welcome to a life of Active Wellness!

We’re offering our readers a special on the Kenzen Ten4® and/or Kenzen Vital Balance® from 8 am PST, July 12, 2017 until 5 pm PST, July 18, 2017. When you buy any combination of the two or more, receive 1-cent standard shipping within the contiguous 48 states and Canada. All orders must be phoned in, excludes autoship, and applies to retail or wholesale orders. Additional products may not be added to the 1-cent shipping offer.

1 www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity

2 http://www.eatthis.com/what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-eat-fast-food

3 https://www.princeton.edu/news/2010/03/22/sweet-problem-princeton-researchers-find-high-fructose-corn-syrup-prompts

4 http://www.healthline.com/health/fast-food-effects-on-body

Retail and Sponsor with Social Media

You don’t need an advanced education or be a math whiz to succeed in network marketing. Network marketing success comes from mastering a few things and doing them over and over. This means anyone who has a willingness to learn and follow simple directions has a good chance at achieving success.

At Nikken, we make it as simple as possible so that anyone who is willing to perform two basic behaviors consistently, may make a little money, good money or lots of money—you choose how much you want to commit to in terms of time and effort. Breaking it down to basics, successful network marketing requires the repetition of two basic behaviors:

  1. Retail the products. Retailing is basic sales. When you retail products at Nikken, you get a percentage of the sales price, so you are earning commission.
  2. Sponsor new Customers and Consultants. Sponsoring is how you grow the networking part of network marketing. When you enroll team members who also retail the products, you earn commissions according to our compensation plan on what they purchase and retail. The more people in your group, the more you potentially can earn.

Retailing and sponsoring are what you need to do, but how do you do it over and over again? Once you’ve shared the products and the income opportunity with your friends and family, what next? The truth is, even if you have hundreds of relatives and friends, you need to branch out so you can stay in business and continue building. That’s why social media is so important. It’s the fastest way for you to reach people you’ve never met and make connections. Here’s how it works:

  1. Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to share products and opportunity. Post your personal testimonials and those of others. Make your posts short and sweet and remember that a photo is worth a hundred words. Remember to set your posts to “public” so everyone can see them, not just your friends. The whole point is to attract new people.
  2. Check daily for responses and follow up with those who reply or “like” your social media posts. Gather contact information such as email addresses and phone numbers, so you can connect privately.
  3. Enroll those who are interested in consuming products as Registered Customers. Enroll those who are also interested in the income opportunity as Consultants and explain how to retail and sponsor. Tell them to repeat these two behaviors so they’ll have a growing Nikken business.

For those who have already made a purchase and/or enrolled with you, follow up and see how they’re doing. Remind new Nikken Customers to re-order or sign up for Autoship. Consultants also need reminders and it’s your job as their sponsor to remind them to duplicate your efforts. Retail and Sponsor. Follow up. Repeat. Duplicate.

 

Reduce Stress for Health

How many of us are lucky enough to never experience a racing heartbeat, dull or throbbing headache, stiff neck and tight shoulders, hyperventilation, inconveniently sweaty palms and armpits, queasy stomach and nervous diarrhea? Chances are every single one of us has felt one or more of these unpleasant physical sensations. All of these are common results of feeling stress.

Stress not only causes changes in the body but also to the emotions. When we have more than we can handle comfortably, our bodies respond as if we’re in danger by producing hormones that speed up the heart and breath to give us a burst of energy to deal with the stress. This is known as the “fight or flight” stress response.

On the positive side, stress is a normal part of life and can help us work better or react quickly. It helps athletes perform at what sometimes appears to be at superhuman levels. On the negative side, if stress becomes chronic, it can wreak havoc on an Active Wellness lifestyle and cause serious health issues. According to WebMD:

  • Chronic stress may affect the immune system, blood pressure, lung function and skin breakouts.
  • Acute stress may induce feelings of dizziness, extreme anxiety, or even a panic attack.

Many studies have demonstrated that massage therapy is an effective way to help relieve stress. Proof is evidenced by reductions in levels of cortisol, adrenaline and nor-adrenaline after a massage session: One example recorded by Mayo Clinic researchers who published a study in the November 2012 edition of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice showed that a weekly 15–minute chair massage significantly reduced stress-related symptoms in nurses during work hours.

Nikken puts magnetic massage into your own hands with the Kenko MagDuo®. Two spheres in a handy case provide a comforting, rolling massage with patented DynaFlux® magnetic nodules. You can easily roll your own arms, legs, shoulders, neck and lower back. Light and compact, you can carry the MagDuo with you just about anywhere—in your handbag, gym bag, backpack, etc. It’s as easy as bringing your cell phone everywhere.

Nikken also allows you to perform a full body massage in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to be a practicing massage therapist with powerful fingers when you have the MagCreator. It is the foundation of the Nikken Rollout. This magnetic roller is made with stainless steel, solid magnets and poly resin for an easy grip. Designed to roll smoothly down the spinal column, it’s specially engineered to create a continuous rolling action from the shoulders down to the lower back. A rollout is so relaxing that many people have actually fallen asleep! When you treat someone to a Nikken Rollout, it’s more than likely you’ll have made a friend forever. Best of all, you can teach anyone to use it on you!

We’re offering our readers a special on the MagDuo and the MagCreator. From today until 5:00 PM PST, June 27, 2017, you can order these two products with DOUBLE PV and free standard shipping within the contiguous 48 states and Canada. All orders must be phoned in, excludes autoship, and applies to retail or wholesale orders. Additional products may not be added to the order for free shipping.

More Plants, Less Meat = Better Health, Greener Planet

As we become more educated about healthy eating and reducing our carbon footprint, more and more of us are starting to eat a plant-based diet. Retail food outlets and restaurants are well aware of this trend, resulting in more plant-based options than ever before.

According to information compiled by GlobalData, a data and insights firm, more than 70 percent of global consumers are moderating their meat intake or avoiding it altogether. People around the world are leaning towards vegetarianism or at least a desire to reduce meat consumption, if not to eliminate it entirely. In the past, especially in third world nations, meat was not affordable. Now, in first world nations, eating less meat is no longer simply a matter of cost but of health.

The benefits of eating a plant-based diet extend past just health and sustainability. In fact, plant-based proteins can be as nutritious as meat but contain far less fat. Plant protein requires much less water and energy to produce than livestock or poultry. As a consequence, companies are producing innovative plant-based “complete” proteins and supplements. These innovative plant proteins are an ideal part of an Active Wellness lifestyle. Examples are pea protein powder, bean based burgers, and nut-based cheese.

Whatever the reason for decreasing or cutting out animal products, increasing plant-based, nutrient-rich whole foods into our diets often results in eating less processed foods, which are generally full of preservatives and unhealthy ingredients commonly found in bacon, cold cuts, dried meats, canned meats, etc. The good news is that plant-based proteins are easily accessible. Legumes are widely known to provide high amounts of protein, e.g., organic tofu, lentils, black beans, lima beans, organic peas, chickpeas and so on. Nuts and seeds— such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds—are also known sources of protein.

Some surprising sources of plant-based proteins are potatoes, spinach, organic corn, avocado, broccoli and brussel sprouts. Even less known but considered superfoods by nutritionists for their nutrient density and high protein content are organic barley grass and organic algae such as spirulina and chlorella.

Nikken continues to be a pioneer in organic nutrition. One of our first organic nutritional supplements contains multiple benefits other than providing plant-based protein: Kenzen Jade Greenzymes® is made with a proprietary blend of organic young barley grass, organic acacia and organic pearl barley.

For weight maintenance, convenience and a plant-protein boost, there’s nothing better than Kenzen Vital Balance® Meal Replacement Mix! Our exclusive formula contains plant proteins from organic peas, organic moringa powder, organic spirulina, organic chlorella, organic broccoli, organic spinach and organic rice. Why not drink a toast to our collective health and planet every morning?

Adapting to Change is Good Business Practice

Nikken is a company that has adapted to change for more than 45 years. And we continue to do so not only because we want to but because we have to.

  • We want to when we develop improved products and formulas.
  • We want to when we come up with easier and more proficient ways to conduct business.
  • We have to because there are multiple governing agencies that legislate what can and cannot be said in the operation of a business. That is what compliance in advertising and marketing is about.

To ensure the longevity of our company, we not only comply with governing agencies but we actually take every precaution to avoid their scrutiny and suspicion.

Last month we informed our Nikken Consultants that we would be making changes to our website by removing references to far-infrared and negative-ion technologies as well as our trademark, TriPhase. Of the technologies that make up TriPhase, we are still referencing magnetic technology.

As a company, we are well aware that we have referred to these technologies for as long as we have had products that utilize them. We are aware that there are people who are resistant to change; however, there was no way of knowing that in 2017, references to far-infrared and negative-ion technologies would be considered health claims by the governing agencies. Our response is to comply with the law.

Let’s be clear what compliance means with regard to the deletion of the three terms:

  • None of our Nikken products have changed. Technologies have not been removed from any of our products.
  • Because we work closely with our attorneys and have been asked not to reference those terms, we have diligently removed those words from our websites and any reference materials.
  • The ceramic fibers and other ceramic materials in our products work exactly the same way they always have. We are still allowed to reference our ceramic fibers/materials and our shopping cart content reflects that usage. We urge our Consultants to mirror the newly revised content in order to be compliant.

The entire Nikken corporate team works for our Consultants and Registered Customers and we work because of you. You are our purpose. At Nikken, we are confident that you will understand that we comply with rules and regulations for your benefit. Active Wellness extends to corporate health.

Are you confused about what to eat?

Did you know that the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation conducts an annual Food and Health Survey to gauge consumer interest and knowledge of food and its health benefits? The most recent survey showed some alarming results.

“As in previous years, the Food and Health Survey has shown that Americans feel overwhelmed by conflicting food and nutrition information,” said IFIC Foundation CEO Joseph Clayton. “But this year, we’re finding troubling signs that the information glut is translating into faulty decisions about our diets and health. As policymakers work to revise the Nutrition Facts panel and define ‘healthy’ on food labels, it’s more crucial than ever before that we empower consumers with accurate information based on the best available science, in terms they can easily understand and put into action.”

What to eat and what to avoid can be confusing when you’re getting conflicting information from various sources. Food labels vary and advertisers search for loopholes. For example, sugar is disguised by alternative words such as fructose, sucrose, pure cane sugar, barley malt, dextrose, maltose and so on. It gets complicated.

At Nikken, we have always encouraged people to read ingredient lists and Nutrition   Facts on any food products before purchasing them. We also take the utmost care in complying with Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations on labeling and truth in advertising. We go out of our way to make sure our Consultants and customers are clear on exactly what you’re getting: organic-based nutrition with an emphasis on natural ingredients culled for their maximum antioxidant and nutrient values.

According to the IFIC, almost all consumers seek out health benefits from what they eat and drink, with the top benefits being weight loss, cardiovascular health, energy and digestive health. It’s no coincidence that NikkenWellness organic nutritional supplements address not some, but all, of those concerns.

The IFIC has found that 59 percent of consumers rely most on their family and friends for dietary decisions. Given this inclination, each individual who has benefited from NikkenWellness organic nutritional supplements has the knowledge to educate an entire circle of family and friends on what to eat. NikkenWellness replaces confusion with healthy, organic-based nutrition. Nothing complicated about that!