GMO labels on food…I want to know

•April 19, 2016 • Leave a Comment

So last week I started the weekly chat about fruit and vegetable codes…what the numbers mean?  I would like to share my opinion on one of these sub groups…five digits starting with 8 is suppose to indicate GMO Genetically Modified Organisms.   People views on GMO products vary…I would like to single out one of my concerns and hopefully create a forum to share your opinion……

What we know…

GMO is engineered in the laboratories which create unstable combination plants, animals, bacteria genes that do not occur in nature

Some nations don’t believe productions or sale of GMO products are safe and are being significant restricted and/or banned in 60 countries (Japan, countries in European Union)

In 2014, I participated in a study letting Minister of Health Canada know what I wanted to see on labels. Even with majority of people interested in GMO labeling it was not mentioned in the final report.

Unfortunately not all GMO products are labeled in CANADA!!!  I believe they should be as I do not want to consume GMO products which we can re-visit at an later blog

  • I think we should have the right to choose and the fact that most GMO products are not labeled in North America is taking that choice away from us.
  • over 70% of processed food has GMO components and this is another reason I minimize the processed food consumed and reinforces my efforts to eat a clean diet.
  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT…there are some companies that re-label their products to be sold in countries that require the labeling….I have added David Suzuki’s blog


Getting the results you want!!!

•September 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So excited to come back home to start my week after an incredible weekend of learning, sharing and bonding at CNTC, Canadian National Arbonne convention that was hosted in Montreal this year.  I was lucky to hear some powerful words from people that were just like me and from incredible leaders like Jack Canfield, co author of the Chicken soup for the soul, he’s a coach and an incredible motivational speaker.  I have registered for his “10 day transformation challenge” and look forward to reading his new book “the Success Principles”.  “If you can’t expect different results in your life if you keep doing the same things…you need to make changes”.

Their is nothing quite like spending time with the incredibly positive people that are looking to create a better life for themselves and their family.  I was lucky to share this experience with… Patricia who has started a personal journey to change her lifestyle…and wow has she has done well.  She took a 90 day challenge started using Arbonne’s, evolution, weight loss aid, to kick start her body changes which she has supported through intense consistent exercise… and her results are incredible. Such a lovely woman and so proud of her what she has accomplished so far.  Went to the gym with her in Montreal and gave her a great workout!


(this isn’t easy and it won’t be helpful if you aren’t honest with yourself….cause only you can make the difference)

  • What kind of changes are looking for?  Weightloss, Increased muscle tone, Better Health, Increase your fitness. Write them down.
  • What are the excuses that have been holding you back from achieving them. Write them down.
  • What have you been doing causing the undesired results? Write them down.
  • What are you going to do to change the situation.  Write it down.

Now pick up your calendar, your phone wherever you keep your appointment written down…and schedule the time whether it be workouts, setting up a log for your food or prepping the food for your healthy meals this week…plan the time and commit.  If you put them down in pencil they can be erased but if you commit to the time in pen you’ll make them happen and that is only way if you are ready to see a change in the outcome.

Food for thought,

#116096889 Arbonne Consultant

Fall health challenge

•September 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment
So for my family we are trying a new health challenge for September…start the day with 2 cups of water with lemon then we have 1/2 or 3/4 of a cup of green smoothie.
We all have our personal breakfast afterwards…. I have with my second breakfast 3/4 cup greek/blueberries/cinnamon/QIA (a combo of chia/buckwheat/hemp seeds)
Followed by a 1/2-3/4 of a cup of green smoothie. NOTE on an empty stomach for best absorption!!!
Why have a green smoothie as part of your nutrition and on an empty stomach?
  1. you absorb nutrients faster and more efficiently
  2. energizes you **definitely feeling this benefit**
  3. boosts your metabolism
  4. it can act as a detox if you need a cleanse
  5. it is great for your skin you will surely notice this!
  6. can help with weight loss
  7. assist in removing toxins from the body….and so much more
Now I vary these green smoothies so we get variety in nutrients, taste and I like to try new things.  I really don’t measure ingredients….but maybe that can be a goal week next week so I can give you actual recipes instead of just combinations.
Spinach/banana/mango with water
Spinach/banana/pineapple with water
Kale/strawberries/banana/mango/mint (I added celery I don’t like celery but I didn’t mind it, my boy Josh was not a fan and he likes celery) with water
Kale Chard mixed/cantaloupe/mango with water
kale Chard mixed/cantaloupe/banana/mango with coconut water
My hand blender does the trick but ordered the Vitamix then you can throw seeds and all.  FYI on sale at Costco online delivered straight to the house…love that.
On my journey to  a better me, healthier nutrition for my family and new options for my clients and friends to try.  Join us and let me know what your feeling noticing along the way.
Giselle Bergeron-Raganold
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