Getting over an addiction to drugs or alcohol is never an easy experience. However, the good news is that it’s not impossible. Many people who once found themselves completely reliant on alcohol or drugs have managed to successfully get the help that they need and finally get clean for good. When you seek support and help to get clean, one of the first things that you’re advised to do is make a number of lifestyle changes, such as exploring new habits and ceasing to do anything that you associate with the drugs to make it easier for you to succeed. To help with the physical symptoms of withdrawal and ensure that your health always comes first, it’s a good idea to improve your diet which will support and encourage your detox. Here are some of the best foods to eat to help.

#1. Leafy Greens:

When you’re trying to detoxify your system, some of the best foods to eat are fresh fruits and vegetables. Since they are filled with many essential vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, they can help to flush any toxins from your body as quickly as possible and make it easier for you to get clean and seriously improve your health. Leafy greens are an excellent choice since they are hugely nutritious. You can eat them in a variety of different ways including in salads and meals, or even as part of a smoothie.

#2. Berries:

If you need a healthy snack option, then berries are an excellent choice of food to add to your detox diet. Not only are they sweet and tasty when eaten on their own, these versatile fruits can be consumed in many ways, whether you’re simply snacking on them raw, blending them into a smoothie, topping your yoghurt with them or even cooking them for a tasty desert idea. Berries such as blueberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and are great for both your body and your mind.

#3. Oranges:

If you’ve just started your detox and want to do everything that you can to get clean, then one of the best steps to take is to increase the amount of Vitamin C that you consume. Oranges are one of the best sources of vitamin C available; if you visit a drug detox center then you can almost be sure that they’ll have some on the menu for meals and snacks.

#4. Carrots:

If you prefer vegetables to fruit, then carrots are a great choice of detox food for both mealtime and snacking. Carrots are hugely versatile and can be used for almost any meal either cooked or raw; you can even put them in a cake! For the greatest benefits, raw carrots are always the best choice. They are filled with antioxidants and plenty of vitamins including Vitamin C, which will help to flush away the toxins from your body and leave you feeling cleaner and healthier inside. Dip raw carrot sticks in hummus for a tasty, healthy snack idea.

Would you like to add to this list? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Endometriosis Overview

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue lining the uterus (endometrium), spreads and grows in areas outside the uterus, such as in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bowels and bladder. Although the cause is not entirely clear, medical professionals suggest that endometriosis is linked to family history, retrograde menstruation, and a troublesome immune system.

Endometriosis is the spreading of endometrial tissues to areas outside of the uterus, such as the ovaries (endometrioma), bladder, rectum, and peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity).

Results show that 10.8 million women were affected by endometriosis in 2015, and it is most common in those who are in their thirties upwards. However, it can appear in young girls about to enter puberty or teenagers. Although there are common symptoms, including painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea), heavy periods (menorrhagia), painful sex (dysmenorrhea), and more, about 25% of women have no symptoms at all. Because some cases show no signs or symptoms, many women do not get treated. This can lead to such consequences as symptom occurrence, further development of endometriosis and infertility. Women may even go years without ever receiving a proper diagnosis of their pain and symptoms.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

70% of endometriosis pain occurs during menstruation, although pain can exist outside of a woman’s period. Main symptoms of endometriosis include heavy periods (menorrhagia), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), pelvic pain, painful sex (dyspareunia), fatigue and pain or discomfort when going to the bathroom. It can also cause infertility or problems trying to get pregnant. For some women, endometriosis can stop normal, everyday activities, and after some time, psychological problems can arise such as depression and anxiety.

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, make sure to contact your doctor and make an appointment; your doctor can then refer you to a gynecologist.

If your gynecologist is concerned for endometriosis, they most often will advise preliminary treatment options such as anti-inflammatory painkillers and contraceptives. This is done in order to alleviate patient symptoms. However, not only is this not a definitive treatment for the disease itself, but it also does not provide a formal diagnosis and confirmation of endometriosis. The definitive way to treat endometriosis is through laparoscopic surgery, accompanied by a pathology report in order to provide a formal diagnosis.

Dr. Tamer Seckin of the Seckin Endometriosis Center surgically treats endometriosis in the form of laparoscopic deep-excision of endometriosis, including bowel endometriosis. His tertiary referral center works with patients on a personalized level to fully understand each patient’s case so that a proper treatment plan can be decided.


How Diet Can Help

Following a surgery and often pre-surgery, your doctor may recommend a change in lifestyle and diet as a complementary way to reduce endometriosis symptoms, mainly in cases of bowel endometriosis. In bowel endometriosis, lesions attach to the outer walls of the intestines and can cause such symptoms as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and pain when passing a bowel movement (constipation). For this reason, bowel endometriosis can often be misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other similar gastrointestinal diseases. Nevertheless, these similar symptoms can be played to the physician and patient advantage, by using similar GI treatment measures for bowel endometriosis diets. Hence, why certain diets are often recommended. On top of this, like any other condition, diet can affect how you feel. Although there is a lack of research on how diet can affect your endometriosis symptoms specifically, some foods can help you naturally control hormones, while other foods can have a negative impact.

Patients with bowel endometriosis, which often masks itself as IBS, will often be advised to take up a specific in order to relieve such symptoms as diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting.

Before changing your diet however it is recommended that you consult your doctor and enlist the help and advice of a professional nutritionist.

Which Foods to Eat and Avoid

Food groups you should consider increasing are foods high in fiber, enriched in iron and those that have essential fatty acids.

Foods high in fiber include:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Beans
  • Whole grains
  • Chia seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Nuts
  • Oats

For iron, include:

  • Broccoli
  • Beetroot
  • Tofu
  • Beans and pulses
  • Brown rice
  • Dark leafy greens such as spinach

Foods with essential fatty acids are as follows:

  • Oily fish
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Flax seeds

Foods that are ok

Foods to avoid:

  • Processed foods: Pre-prepared meals and snacks
  • Fried foods
  • Smoked or processed meats (especially red meat)
  • Baked goods
  • White flour and sugary foods
  • Foods high in gluten
  • Full-fat dairy, which is high in saturated fats and can contribute to inflammation.
  • Alcohol and caffeine intake,
  • Avoid soya as an alternative to dairy.

Foods to avoid

How a Professional Can Help

Endometriosis can be difficult to live with, however, there are many professionals out there ready to help you live with this condition. Whether it is a doctor giving surgery options, a nutritionist providing an anti-inflammatory diet plan or a group of individuals also suffering from endometriosis and engaging in a help group, there are knowledgeable individuals available to help. You are not alone in this fight, and that is always something to try and always keep in mind.

Alcohol tends to draw a varied set of opinions from medical experts and general society. There are religions that forbid alcohol completely, and there are people who choose to abstain for health purposes or even because they simply don’t like the taste or the effects of alcohol. However, a large section of the adult population does enjoy a drink or two.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that an estimated 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes, and it is the fourth highest preventable cause of death in the US. This goes to show exactly how serious the health implications of alcohol are. In the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the amount of alcohol that is classed as moderate is 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. So if you are going above these guidelines, then you are obviously more at risk to some of the health issues linked to alcohol intake.

As well as physical health problems, alcohol can lead to other problems. Alcohol is a depressant and can lead to mental health issues or mood swings for days after consuming alcohol. It can also lead to people making decisions that they would not normally make if they were sober, or can make people more aggressive and argumentative.

In terms of motor vehicle deaths each year, a third of them involved a driver that was impaired by alcohol so getting behind the wheel after a drink is a serious killer and shouldn’t be contemplated. If you do find yourself in a position where you have made such a decision and have been arrested for DUI, then you should seek the help of a Seattle DUI lawyer such as Some people do unfortunately get tempted to drive after a drink, and in some cases, they aren’t aware that they have too much alcohol in their blood.

The legal limit for driving is 80mg for every 100ml of blood, which allows for only a very small intake of alcohol, so if you are in any doubt at all just don’t do it. Nobody wants to put somebody’s life at risk, but sometimes alcohol has the power to impair people’s decision-making.

Other effects of alcohol include aging and weight gain, so if you want to stay looking young and fit then alcohol is best avoided especially if you are likely to drink large amounts of alcohol. Alcohol like lager has large numbers of calories and while you can get drinks that are lower in calories, but find that you haven’t eaten much, your weight gain could be down to your alcohol intake. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, cutting out alcohol is a sure way to see results if you are a regular drinker.

In moderation, many people can enjoy alcohol, and it can be fun to drink in a social environment, but if you are drinking more than the recommended amounts, then you should try and make some lifestyle changes before it is too late.

When you go to work, you should be secure in the knowledge that your employer is taking responsibility for ensuring that you are safe in the workplace. The OSHA was introduced to protect employees and to prevent fatalities in the workplace. Unfortunately, over the last few years, workplace deaths have risen from 4585 in 2013 to 4821 in 2104 and then further to 4836 in 2015.

These statistics highlight just how important it is to ensure you are safe and your health isn’t jeopardized in your working environment. Regardless of what industry you work in, it is your right to be protected. You may work in an office, a shop or operate heavy machinery on a construction site but you are still entitled to be kept safe at work.

If you have suffered an injury whether in the workplace or outside of work, you should find out about your rights. From traffic accidents to medical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation for someone else’s negligence so you should speak to personal injury lawyers for some advice.

Office workers can be more affected by their environment than they actually realize, and while there may be a relatively low number of serious injuries in an office environment, you can still incur long-term problems. For example, if your posture is bad when you are sitting at your desk, this can lead to future back and neck problems that may never go away. If you are concerned about your posture, then you should get an assessment of your desk and equipment. You may be provided with a supportive chair or maybe have your PC height adjusted to prevent you from crouching over.

What you may see as an insignificant and infrequent pain can soon turn into a long-term health problem so be as vigilant as you can be when it comes to health concerns in the workplace.

Lighting and screen glare can also cause problems. If you find that you are getting headaches from staring at a computer screen all day, then there are a few things that you can do. You can order a specialized screen that reduces glare, request a larger monitor or increase the size of any documents that you are working on. Always go for regular eye tests, and if you are getting headaches, it is a clear indication that something is wrong.

Taking a break away from your screen is also important so even if you are rushing to get a project finished, always try and have a regular break to give your eyes a rest from staring at the screen. Once you feel the impact of injuries, it is difficult to fix them, so that is why it is important to prevent them from happening in the first place. The OSHA is in place to keep you protected in work and to give advice if you should ever need it. Remember, it is your right to be safe in any workplace, whether that is your own or you are in someone else’s premises.

herbalife-transformationsIn the United States and much of the northern hemisphere, September means Autumn and “back to school”. It’s also a time of new beginnings. There’s nothing better than a fresh start and a clean slate. And so it is with Herbalife. Fall is a great time to reconnect with your customers and get them back on the program. Our routines are returning to “normal” and this is a great time to take a look at your business and get started again, with Herbalife and with Herbal Nutrition.

And speaking of “new beginnings”, some of you have emailed us regarding Herbalife’s rule “Retail Websites: U.S. and Canada” which relates to online retailing, and what it means for Herbal Nutrition. There’s no doubt, September 15th will bring some changes to Herbal Nutrition, but we are confident that there’s never been a better time to use Herbal Nutrition for your Herbalife Independent Distributorship!

Retail Websites: U.S. and Canada

If you didn’t see the announcement, effective September 15th, 2014, distributors in the United States and Canada must retail exclusively through GoHerbalife. Here’s the section that will affect your Herbal Nutrition account:

Member Websites

All Members who use the Internet to sell products for delivery in the United States and Canada must do so exclusively through the GoHerbalife platform. Links or redirects from other sites are also not permitted.

In summary, if your customers are going to pay and checkout online, that needs to be done through your goHerbalife account. Online retail is now in the domain of goHerbalife exclusively for distributors in the USA and Canada. However, Herbalife still does permit you to run your own independent website. I’ll include the relevant rules at the end of this post, but the most recent Rules of Conduct (6149-US-31 Rev. 05/14) make it clear that you may do the following:

  • Advertise in Directories (Rule 6.2.9)
  • Use an independent website (Rule 7.2.1)
  • Use third party websites for advertising and promotion (Rule 7.2.4)

Therefore, your Herbal Nutrition account can easily remain compliant with Herbalife’s new retailing rule by simply disabling the online checkout ability. This will still allow you to obtain customer leads from our directory, and then follow up with the customer personally to complete the sale and complete payment. In fact, we will make this process even easier through the use of the new Herbal Nutrition invoicing tool, which will allow you to create a custom program for a new or existing customer, and then easily collect the payment for this order. Direct invoicing (similar to what is offered by Paypal and Propay) is not prohibited by the new rule, and can be an effective tool for collecting payment from your customers.

More than Retailing!

Herbal Nutrition has always been about much more than retailing. We will be working with you to bring your site into compliance with all of Herbalife’s rules by September 15th, but you’ll continue to have access to the following features:

  • The Herbal Nutrition distributor directory
  • Wellness evaluation
  • Recipes
  • Testimonials
  • Herbal Office
  • Work from Home System
  • LoseBig
  • Direct customer invoicing

Thank you for your continued use of Herbal Nutrition! We’re here to help you through this transition and will do everything we can to help you market Herbalife’s fantastic products around the world!


Mark Hall and Kevin Smith

P.S. Here are the rules in the current policy handbook which explain the value of third party services and websites, emphasis ours.

6.2.9 Telephone Directory Listings

Members may list themselves in the telephone directory under the heading “Independent Herbalife Member.”

7.2.1 Members Must Disclose Relationship with Herbalife

Members operating independent websites that use Herbalife trademarks or offer Herbalife® products for sale must clearly and conspicuously display the Member’s personal name and business address along with “Independent Herbalife Member”:

7.2.3 Hyperlinking and Associations

Members may link their websites to:

  • The home page on (or any other website produced or maintained by Herbalife).
  • Any other website maintained by the Member to promote the Herbalife® product and opportunity.
  • Any third-party website that will assist the Member in promoting the Herbalife® products and opportunity, so long as such websites are compliant with Rule 7.2.4.

7.2.4 Third Party Advertisements on Member Websites

Members may feature third-party advertisements on websites they use in connection with their Herbalife business

7.2.5 International Business

Members conducting or seeking to conduct business in international markets via their own or other websites may sell only products approved for sale in the country to which communications are directed.

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Herbalife Bicyclist One of the great things about running Herbal Nutrition is that we get to meet and talk with wonderful people from all over the world. About a week ago, I received an email from an Italian distributor who was trying to help one of her clients who is competing in the USA in the Trans Am Bike Race.


Here’s her original email:

Hi, my name’s Stefania P.
I’m an italian Herbalife distributor.
Sorry for my level school english.
I need a big, big, big favour.
My friend is racing in Trans Am Bike Race (the big race on the bike from coast to coast).
I cannot order them because now they are unaivailable!!
Someone have them at home ?
He’ll pass in the coming hours in this place:
and then he’ll go pass from these places:
This is his track in the race:
Someone can help me? It’s very important for him and for me.

After working with distributors on the route, we were finally able to get some products from a distributor who had the items on hand, and have them delivered to Giorgio enroute.

Since he was passing close my home, I was able to drive up and cheer for Giorgio and his friend Paolo! I also delivered box of protein bars which I had on hand!


You can track Giorgio and Paolo online as they compete in the Trans Am Bike Race!

And learn more about their adventures on Facebook! Go Giorgio and Paolo!


Wellness is one of those things you really don’t think about until there’s a problem. As Herbalife distributors, it’s imperative that you help your clients get a grasp of what their lifestyle choices are doing to their long-term health. Herbalife has provided lots of different tools over the years which you can use to help your clients get a grasp on their overall wellness.

One of the best ones, is the wellness evaluation score, which takes a look at lifestyle choices such as exercise and diet and helps you as their distributor find ways which they can improve their score.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve launched a new online wellness evaluation form which can help make this process easier and more fun for your clients. How does it work? We’ve added links to the evaluation throughout your site, here’s an example from the new “refreshed” website theme.

Wellness Evaluation

The new HNN interactive wellness evaluation

Prospects can then answer a few questions and see their results presented in a numeric score. You can then follow up with them and provide more information and discuss ways they can improve their score. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest part. It’s important that you know where you are before you can make your plan to move forward to a new destination.

As a distributor, you will receive notification if someone fills out the evaluation. Use this as an opportunity to follow up with them and find the products which are uniquely suited for their individual needs and concerns.

Your prospects will also have the option to become a VIP club member for product purchasing, and subscribe to the HNN newsletter for periodic updates. This is all automatic.

>>>You can see a sample of the new wellness evaluation online here.<<<

The new Herbalife online wellness evaluation is provided as a free tool for you to use, as part of your HNN membership.

>>> Learn more about the HNN online marketing system for Herbalife. <<<

As part of marketing your Herbalife business, it’s really important that you’re building a customer list and then marketing to that list on a consistent basis. One of the best ways to do this is through a customer newsletter. You want one one which allows you to create autoresponders to automatically follow-up with your customers and prospective customers.

We’re proud to announce we’ve just “re-launched” the new HNN Newsletter feature. This works in conjunction with a your personal aweber account and allows you to build a customer list and send them a nicely formatted newsletter to your customers anytime you’d like.

Here’s a brief overview of setting the feature up. In the coming weeks we’ll be showing you how to create a newsletter and send out, and then also how you can create your own automatic sequence of emails.

Don’t have an aweber account? You can sign up here for just $1.


Rather keep things simple? Don’t worry, we also offer the ‘HNN Managed’ Newsletter which is available for you at no additional charge.

It has recently come to our attention that there is a virus spreading around Facebook that impersonates your friends and encourage you to order “HGC Ultra” weightloss product.

The facebook virus then takes you to a website located outside of the United States and then allows you to order. Unfortunately, the product and website are a scam, and the product will not be delivered.

In addition, this company will send you an email confirmation with the email address “[email protected]” as their email address. This company is illegally using one of our domain names as their “reply to” address. Since they are located outside of the USA (we’ve heard conflicting reports, but they are either hosted in Russia or China), it’s almost impossible to get them to stop.

Unfortunately “” is a domain name that we own, and people who search for that domain wind up on the website of The Herbal Nutrition Network and assume that somehow we are the ones who scammed them.  HNN is a directory of Herbalife distributors and does not sell HGC Ultra, and we certainly don’t scam anyone!

Been scammed by HGC Ultra? Here’s what to do:

  1. Stay calm. It’s relatively easy to get your credit card to refund the money.
  2. Please don’t spread misinformation about Herbal-Nutrition.Net – We are not the company who scammed you.
  3. Personally, I’d break off all communication with the scammers. The less of your personal info you give them, the better.
  4. Contact your credit card company and request to file a “chargeback”. Keep in mind that the company name on your statement and the amount charged may be different than what you asssume it will be.
  5. Have your credit card company reissue you a new card with a different number. This is kind of a pain, but will make sure your card isn’t charged again without your authorization.
  6. Stay vigilant. Since the scammers have your email address, it’s very likely they will try to scam you again.