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Jul 26, 2013

The New Science of Feeling Your Best, Part 2

Nutrition for Better Health and Vigor
Earlier this year, I released my 11th book “Vigor DietThe New Science of Feeling Your Best.” And I’m excited to announce that all proceeds from this book are being donated directly to The MORE Project children’s charity. I would love for you to buy a copy of Vigor Diet, read it, review it on, share it on Facebook, and help us spread the message of “Feeling Your Best” around the world.

There is no doubt in my mind that Vigor Diet can help you feel a lot better than you do right now. Perhaps even help you feel better than you ever have before. Why? Because most of the reasons that we feel “off” and not at our best, are due to subtle disruptions in our body’s biochemistry. It might be overexposure to a stress hormone such as cortisol, or excessive fluctuations in your blood sugar, or even imbalances in your antioxidant protection—but each of these can lead us to feel “blah” in certain ways. We might feel stiff or fatigued, or we’re gaining weight, or we’re just stressed out—but these are all merely signals that your body is out of balance.

One of my specialty areas of research is called “vigor” which is defined as an overall measurement of “physical energy, mental acuity, and emotional wellbeing.” The opposite of vigor is “burnout” (physical fatigue, mental confusion, and emotional exhaustion). Vigor Diet is about eating and supplementing in a way that restores biochemical balance to your body and in doing so, helps us to reclaim our natural levels of energy, vigor, and vitality. The four areas of biochemistry that I focus on are:



Biochemical Imbalance


MonaVie Product

I’m Feeling Stiff & Sore

Oxidation (Free Radicals)



I’m Feeling Fatigued

Neurotransmission (Neurotransmitters)

“Slow” Sugars & Flavonoids


I’m Gaining Weight

Glycation (Blood Sugar)

Balanced Macronutrients (protein/carbs/fat/fiber)


I’m Feeling Stressed

Allostation (Cortisol)

Anti-Stress Herbs (adaptogens)





The Dr. Oz Show
Last year, I appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to talk about how having low testosterone (which often accompanies high cortisol) can lead to exhaustion. That show featured my earlier book, The Secret of Vigor, that educates about balancing cortisol/testosterone to help you feel better (with higher “vigor”). Since that show, I’ve written articles for Dr. Oz’s ShareCare website and consulted with producers on numerous segments related to nutrition and dietary supplements (you could say that I’m a huge fan of Dr. Oz and his mission of educating people about health).

The most recent show was about “Dr. Oz’s Flat Belly Plan” and my part of the episode discussed diet, exercise, supplements, and stress management techniques to help you control cortisol and lose stubborn belly fat—but also to feel good while you’re doing it.

I talked with Dr. Oz about how unrealistic it is to “avoid stress” and how instead, we need to educate people about helping their bodies to mount an appropriate stress response (with anti-stress adaptogenic herbs), and how to reduce oxidation and inflammation with natural antioxidants (such as carotenoids and flavonoids).

I found it especially interesting that every aspect of “restoring balance” that I talked about with Dr. Oz, is something that we’re already doing with our product platform at MonaVie. Over the course of 8 years, MonaVie has successfully “solved” the oxidation problem (with antioxidant Juices), and then solved the fatigue crisis (with Emv as a healthier approach to energy drinks), and then solved the weight problem (with the RVL system), and now we’re solving the epidemic of chronic stress (with the adaptogenic anti-stress herbs in Balance). Eight years in the making to get us to a coordinated product platform focused on the Science of Feeling Your Best.

You can watch Dr. Oz’s “Weight Loss Week” at these links:

·       Part 1:

·       Part 2:

·       Part 3:

·       Part 4:

·       Some additional “special tips” that I filmed in the dressing room for ShareCare:

I don’t think I could be more energized about what we’re doing at MonaVie. Having a product platform focused on the Science of Feeling Your Best coupled with the cutting-edge View—(MonaVie’s Antioxidant Scanner) that allows us to change the conversation about antioxidant nutrition and health—and combined with the opportunity for distributors to build their own global health and wellness business. It’s hard to imagine a better combination of factors that can improve people’s lives in such meaningful ways.

Thanks for reading,



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