Category Archives: Lifestyle

The Science of Photobiomodulation

Photobiomodulation, or PBM for short, is a great term you can use when discussing our unique form of wellness technology with someone who wants to hear more about the technology, after you have shown them the X39™ video.  Recently David Schmidt our Founder and CEO, held a general product training webinar on our technology and discussed how the science of PBM has gone mainstream. He referenced a great article on it that can be seen here. It was written by Michael R. Hamblin, PhD., a Harvard Medical School associate professor and an affiliate at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  What is significant about this article is that it gets into the role low-level light plays in various forms of wellness therapy and validates the concept associated with what LifeWave patches do using light to stimulate the skin for balancing our biochemistry. It’s great to know experts at the highest level in academic research already know the power of light in helping the body perform better or heal faster… and LifeWave is there!

New Years’ Resolutions for Network Marketers

Every New Year’s so many of us make resolutions that often we end up breaking after just a couple of weeks. If your resolution is to make this your best year in network marketing, then here are two resolutions that are easy to keep that can make a huge difference in your results this year!

 

  1. Prospect Every Day

Pick a realistic number of people that you will talk with about LifeWave each day; how many prospects will you commit to approaching every day. Start small so you can easily stick to this. Even if you picked only one person a day, that equals 30 people a month. That’s more prospecting than 95% of network marketers. Of course you want to be sure you are prepared with what you will say, or ask, to open the conversation … and what your first “exposure” will be. Whether it is a meeting you invite them to, a video you suggest they watch, a brochure you hand them to read, a product experience you just have to share… decide to have a conversation with X amount of people a day… and go for it!   Be realistic. Set a goal that you can see yourself achieving. You know what is possible in this business. Working hard and smart in LifeWave can really pay off! But decide, set a goal… and do it! You will easily increase your chances of growing success by doing this one simple thing.

  1. Read Every Day

Self-education is easily as important as formal education. Eric Worre preaches this. As he says: “Formal education can make you a nice living… Self-education can make you a fortune.” When you focus on what is important to get ahead… and read about it and practice it and become better at it… that becomes a new capability you can put to work to help you grow in business… to help grow your business.

You may have a stack of books that you have been meaning to get to. Now’s the time. If not now, when?? Make a resolution to read 30 minutes each day to improve yourself. 30 minutes each day is a book or two a month! The knowledge you gain, the confidence you develop from knowing more, you’ll find it to be priceless.

So make a New Year’s Resolution to read more to improve your abilities. It will pay off!

 

Ingredients to Watch Out for If You Have Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can put a total damper on your beauty routine. Testing new products can be a nightmare because you never know what’s going to cause a major flare-up.

But just because you’re sensitive doesn’t mean your skin can’t look healthy. You just have to know which ingredients are most likely to cause trouble. So, here is a list of no-no ingredients you may want to avoid.

  1. Preservatives

Preservatives are necessary for keeping any product fresh and stable. Some preservatives, like parabens, cause an allergic reaction in certain people. Parabens are more likely to irritate those who already have skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis. Another preservative to look for in your cosmetics and skin products is methylisothiazolinone, which is a high-hazard allergen according to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database.

  1. Sulphates

Sulphates are cleansing agents that help create a rich, foaming lather. They can prove too harsh for some, drying out skin and hair and contributing to rashes and blemishes. Try sulphate free products.

  1. Dyes

If you have sensitive skin, you may want to talk to your hairdresser before booking your next dye appointment. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a common ingredient found in permanent hair dyes that can cause an allergic reaction. The result is a rash at the hairline, nape, and around the ears.

  1. Harsh exfoliants

Yes, you can use exfoliating products if you have sensitive skin, but the key here is moderation. It’s important to avoid using products that are too strong. If you prefer to use a product with glycolic or salicylic acid, start off with a very low percentage and slowly work your way up. There are also plenty of DIY recipes online using oats and honey that work great for sensitive skin.

While this list is a good starting point, never skip the patch test when you incorporate a new product into your routine. You want to apply a small amount to your neck or wrist first. Then, wait 24 hours to see if there is a reaction. If there isn’t any redness or itching, it’s OK to use on your face or body.

 

 

No Energy? Here’s Why…

Do you find yourself hitting that 3pm slump every day? A significant amount of us will answer yes to this question. We’re all guilty of hitting that snooze button once or twice more than we should – but if this is becoming routine for you, you need to evaluate your daily habits. We have debunked the reasons to why you feel exhausted, see how many you can identify with.

  1.   Sugar Consumption

Refined carbohydrates have become a normal part of our diets, but they could be having more of an effect on your body than you realise. When you hit that afternoon slump, many of us reach to junk foods such as crisps, milk chocolate and biscuits. Although you feel energised again very quickly, the slump comes back with a vengeance. Refined sugars are easily digested, meaning your blood sugars fall and you again feel fatigued – whole grains release energy slowly which gives you a constant flow of energy.

2.   Exercise

Taking a little time every day to exercise will give you a short-term energy boost. Not only that – you will sleep better.

3.   Caffeine

Drinking too much coffee or fizzy drinks mean you get a quick kick that will not last. Consuming caffeine later in the day could have a negative effect on your sleep quality.

4.   Dehydration

Even mild dehydration can have a negative effect on your energy levels – try drinking one glass of water every hour for a week and see how much better you feel.

5.   Energy Enhancer Patches

LifeWave Energy Enhancer Patches have been clinically proven to increase energy and endurance, support a physical fitness routine with fast results AND containing no drugs, chemicals or stimulants!

 

A Healthy Mind Is A Healthy Body!

It’s so important to look after ourselves – both physically and mentally – but in today’s modern world it has become increasingly easy to forget about ourselves and prioritise other tasks. It has become easier than ever to order takeaway or go through the drive-thru in the car when we don’t have time to sit and prepare good, wholesome, nutritional meals for ourselves and our families.

Nutrition is fundamental to overall health and diet plays a significant role in this. Ordering when out and about doesn’t have to mean we eat poorly, there are plenty of healthy options around, for example if you go for lunch with friends every week, trade your side of chips/fries for a side salad. By doing so, you are helping get your daily intake of fruit and vegetables.

When doing your supermarket trip for groceries, try to swap cookies and candies for raw seeds and nuts! Sugar can have detrimental effects on the body in large quantities, although it can be difficult to trade a sugary treat for something not as sweet, try using a healthier substitute such as raw honey or coconut sugar. Trading our favourite sugar-induced chocolate for stevia dark chocolate is a fantastic way of treating yourself without having to feel guilty afterwards.

Experts say humans should drink about 2 litres of water a day, this seems a lot to those of us who aren’t used to drinking this much water. By cutting out that extra coffee and drinking another glass of water, our body will thank us with a huge increase in energy levels, an improved complexion among several other benefits.

By following these simple steps and swapping to a more natural, chemical-free diet, you will not only look incredible but also feel amazing!