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Vitamins and Supplements for Ladies over 40

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First let me say that I am not a doctor, I don't even play one on TV. I'm a yoga teacher but for many, many years I have had a secret fascination with vitamins and supplements. 

Last night before a yoga class several students and I were discussing vitamins and supplements. And one student in particular was remarking that right when she turned 40 years old it seemed as though everything changed in her body, she feels achier and her knees suddenly are creaking. I turned 40 this year and though I haven't noticed huge shifts in how my body feels I have noticed subtle ones. For example I really need to warm up and stretch now before teaching yoga classes whereas before I could jump out of my car and teach a class offering students random demos of poses. But now, suddenly after turning 40 years old, I need to stretch before I teach or else parts of body pop and crack when I try to demo a pose to a student. 

On intake forms for doctor's offices, there is often not enough room for me to list everything that I take. And as the doctor goes over the form with me before the appointment notoriously his/her eyes widen and remark with a, "Wow! That's impressive." I prefer to not take prescription drugs for any reason, if I can help it. But vitamins and supplements are different, in my opinion. 

In the yoga class last night I was asked what I take and I listed them all counting on my fingers as I went along. Then several students asked if I would post it on social media so they could reference it later. First of all I highly recommend buying this book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements. Educate yourself on what your body needs and what is lacking in your diet and lifestyle. Don't just take what I am taking, find out for yourself why it would work for you or how it could interfere with medications you are currently taking. It's your body, learn how to allow it to function at it's best with vitamins and supplements

Also I just want to point out that I do not make any money or kickbacks or receive anything in return for recommending these products. This is simply what I am taking right now and the website in which I have found has great customer service and reasonable prices is Lucky Vitmain. New customers get $5 off their first order with code GET5 and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49.
  1. Rainbow Light - Gummy Vitamin C Slices Tangy Tangerine Flavor 250 mg. - 90 Gummies  (I have kids so the gummies are what works for our entire family right now. And though I think my children are brilliant and adorable they are also little germ factories and we all need extra vitamin C to combat that.) 
  2. Rainbow Light - Probiolicious Gummies Cranberry - 50 Gummies (Again the gummies are what works for our family. Probiotics create a healthy gut.) 
  3. Doctor's Best - High Absorption CoQ10 100 mg. - 120 Softgels (For healthy blood and heart and a little extra boost of energy.)
  4. Natrol - Melatonin Liquid 2.5 mg. - 8 oz. (I only take 1mg per evening, I'm not following the bottles recommendation per serving. This helps with going to sleep.)
  5. Natural Vitality - Natural Calm Anti-Stress Drink Raspberry Lemon Flavor - 16 oz. (I live by this stuff, I've been taking it every night for the past 13 years! It's a combination of magnesium and calcium that you drink at nighttime, that most likely everybody needs.)
  6. Source Naturals - Vitamin D3 1000 IU - 100 Tablets (My doctor recently tested my Vitamin D levels during a simple blood test and discovered that I am deficient. She said that most people are since we aren't getting UV rays from the sun because of SPF. Ask your doctor to check your levels!)
  7. Source Naturals - MethylCobalamin Vitamin B12 Sublingual Cherry 5 mg. - 60 Tablets (Goes along with my iron supplement to help absorb iron into my body.)
  8. Source Naturals- Iron 25mg (I couldn't find this on the Lucky Vitamin website but I have to take additional iron because I am anemic.)
  9. Nature's Way - Alive Multi-Vitamin Whole Food Energizer No Iron Added - 180 Tablets (The one thing we should all take!)

Mini Vision Board Yoga Workshop- Dec. 30th 2016

Set your intention for 2017 in this 2-hour workshop which includes an all-levels yoga class, meditation and delving into your creative energy! Identify images that calm and inspire you and that connect to your truth. Learn how to use your meditation vision board to deepen your personal practice. 
Try a new creative medium- no previous crafting experience necessary! Share laughter, community and creative expression. 
Cost- $35 includes yoga class and meditation, mini tin to decorate along with two magnets, candle and unlimited use of art materials. Each attendee will take home his/her own mini vision board. Members save $5 off the cost of workshops.

“You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.”
― Oprah Winfrey

Dec. 30th 2016 at 7pm
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Monthly Yoga Video Membership- created to meet your needs!

We always feel so much better after we practice yoga, glad that we showed up and made ourselves a priority. I know how hard it can be to schedule time to come to a yoga class, sometimes it involves coordinating childcare or time away from work. And with the holidays approaching...it's so easy to loose sight of your yoga practice.

With this struggle in mind, I recently created a video membership. Choose between 6 or 3 videos that will be emailed to you each month, on a weekly basis. The videos range from 10 minutes to a full 60 minute class. It's easy to do at home when the time works for you. The videos are easily accessible for beginner students. We focus on flexibility, strength and balance and the videos are yours to keep forever! 

The bonus is that you won't get bored! Created with you in mind, we will focus on a variety of poses and body parts that meet the needs of the membership. You will also receive all of the benefits of the studio membership; 
  • a free Bee Yoga Fusion t-shirt or tank.
  • attend classes at the Bee Yoga Fusion studio at the member price of $11 a class. 
  • Auto-renews each month, your credit card will be charged each month for the life of your membership.
  • Use a Jade or Manduka studio mat for FREE every time you come to the studio.
Also included in the Bee Yoga Fusion Video Membership is a private Facebook group; where you can join like minded individuals to share your story, offer or receive encouragement and put in requests for body parts/issues that you'd like Gretchen to focus on in an upcoming video. 

Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing Gretchen<at>BeeYogaFusion.com

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