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Ancient Formula for Modern Health

April 24, 2013 5:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

NuPlus: Ancient Chinese formula for health and vigor

Last year, I had the honor of being appointed ambassador to Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer movement and to her Trash Cancer campaign. My book, The Pure Cure: A Complete Guide to Freeing Your Life from Dangerous Toxins, was recognized as a key to bringing awareness about the true causes of cancer — toxins in our food, in our living environment, and in the products we use every day. Watch the video as Fran and I “tawk” healthy eating. You can read more about the campaign against cancer at www.cancerschmancer.org. And for more information on my book, visit my website.

For many years, I have said that health was about what we put IN , ON and AROUND our bodies. It’s one reason I have been so dedicated to Sunrider. Not only have I eaten (put IN my body) toxin-free, nourishing, balancing and cleansing foods every day, but I have also put ON my body the complete line of Kandesn make-up and personal care products. Most people don’t think twice when they buy traditional shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, etc., but you might be surprised at the negative health effects these products can have. I wrote a whole chapter in my book on the toxins in personal care products. Once you become aware, you really appreciate what Sunrider has to offer. They make products you can trust.

By the way, there’s a complete chapter in my book on the toxins in cleaning solutions too. When it comes to detergents, I use SunBright SuperClean, SunSmile Fruit and Vegetable Rinse and SunBright Bleach — without chlorine. They are so versatile, I can use them for nearly everything. Needless to say, I have found it easy to have a toxin-free home with Sunrider.

Several of you have asked that I provide more information on the unique array of ingredients in NuPlus and VitaShake-the Nourish part of Sunrider’s Nourish, Balance, and Cleanse program.¬†Here they are with a bit of back ground information:

NuPlusThe NuPlus formula was originally developed by Chinese sages to sustain the body at top performance. They looked for natural nourishment contained in foods that would improve the overall condition of the five systems of the body (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine and immune). Chinese sages were so renowned for their vigor that the emperor copied their formulas for his own library. Dr. Chen came into possession of the formulas from that library through his great grandfather.

Coix fruit was traditionally used in China as a staple grain before other grains became more popular. While more than half of its weight is carbohydrate, it contains twice the protein in rice. It is a key ingredient of an ancient nutritive tonic food. According to the English-Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Traditional Medicine, those who consume Coix on a daily basis “… may enjoy the effect of preventing diseases, building up the body, retarding aging, and prolonging life.”

Soy – the consumption of soy is a controversial and hotly debated subject. That’s because soy beans must be sprouted and fermented (as they were in traditional Asian foods) in order for the protein and other nutrients to be assimilated. Many studies disclose the harmful effects of soy and soy isolates. Soy isolates are high in mineral-blocking phytates, thyroid-depressing phytoestrogens and enzyme inhibitors that depress growth. Sprouting and fermenting releases inhibitors while increasing natural enzymes that assist in digestion. The other issue with soy is that most soy marketed today has been genetically modified (GM). Only the best, non-GM, sprouted and fermented soy is used in Sunrider’s NuPlus. In this form, it is a good source of protein and fiber. Soy can reduce LDL cholesterol without affecting HDL (beneficial ) cholesterol. It can also be helpful in regulating blood sugar.

Chinese yam root According to ancient Chinese texts, Chinese yam is soothing to many organs in the human body (kidneys, spleen, lungs, stomach, adrenal glands, and reproductive system). It has regenerative properties that make it an ideal staple food. In fact, Chinese yam was one of three ingredients in a preparation called “Angel’s Porridge,” said to overcome fatigue, strengthen the mind and increase stamina and longevity.

Fox nut is the highly nutritious fruit of the water lily plant. The Chinese found it to be regenerative for the spleen and kidneys; it fortifies these organs and helps detoxify the whole body. Fox nut is the second ingredient in Angel’s Porridge. It is considered anti-aging and it helps the body to retain moisture at the cellular level.

Lotus seeds are a vital component of many traditional Chinese formulas. They contain an anti-aging enzyme which is said to help repair damaged proteins. Alkaloids in the seeds are traditionally recognized to have calming properties which help insomnia and restlessness; they also dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.

Lotus root is known in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for cleansing and strengthening the respiratory system. It is said to dispel mucus, especially in the lungs. In TCM Lotus root is used to treat tuberculosis and other lung-related illnesses, such as asthma. It is rich in fiber, vitamin C and many minerals.

Water lily bulbs are among the oldest cultivated plants in the world. They have been used in herbal preparations and medicines for centuries to treat respiratory problems. Water lily bulbs are also used as a tonic to promote restful sleep.

Green beans provide balanced protein; they nourish and strengthen the liver.

Red beans also provide valuable protein; they nourish and strengthen the heart.

Black beans, like other beans, provide protein while nourishing and strengthening the kidneys, reproductive system, and immune system.

White Beans eliminate mucous; they nourish and strengthen the lungs, kidneys, pancreas, and immune system.

Imperate root The Chinese found imperate root to have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties that helped reduce liver and kidney inflammations while supporting detoxification and immune function.

The NuPlus formulation

NuPlus is a carefully combined blend of whole foods and herbs incorporating the best of Chinese traditional medicine to nourish all five systems of the body. It has been concentrated and made into a powder for easy blending in shakes, smoothies, and other dishes. Mix NuPlus in water, Calli or Fortune Delight. Add it to hemp milk, almond milk, or coconut milk for a wonderful smoothie. Add blueberries, strawberries, bananas, dates or other fruits. You can also add almonds , sunflower seeds, ground chia or flax for additional protein. I like to add a packet of Quinary and a dash of SunnyDew. It can also be added to cereal, oatmeal, yoghurt or almost any dish. The Simply Herbs formula is great for thickening sauces and dips!

NuPlus is 20% protein and 70% carbohydrate with very little fat. It is a powerful rebuilding formula with strong regenerative qualities that provides energy and stamina. And remember — Consistent consumption provides the greatest benefits.


[quote]Why so many different flavors?[/quote]


With NuPlus, there is something for everyone. I use all the flavors because each one has its own nutritive value. . . . and variety is still the spice of life.

  • Simply Herbs – This formula is the easiest to digest and assimilate. It does not have the berries or fruit; ideal for young children, the elderly and those recovering from illness.
  • Regular – This formula is similar to Simply Herbs with no berries or fruit, but it contains no soy or other beans. It can even be used as an infant formula.
  • Naturally Plain -contains apple fruit which combines with the other herbs to help strengthen the cardiovascular system. Apple pectin also helps detoxification and elimination.
  • Mixed Berry – The strawberries and blueberries contain high amounts of antioxidant vitamins.
  • Pina Banana – Added banana and pineapple give this formula extra potassium and vitamin B-5.
  • Apple Cinnamon – With both apple and cinnamon, this formula can aid digestion and circulation; it has warming qualities that are great for a chilly day.


The main ingredient in Sunrider’s VitaShake is NuPlus; it has one complete serving. However, as its name indicates, 1 VitaShake meal also includes 25% of the recommended daily values of vitamins and minerals based on a 2000 calorie diet. The difference between the vitamins in VitaShake and those in other vitamin supplements is that the vitamins and minerals have been “bonded” to the food. Mr. Chen is a master formulator who has linked these vitamins and minerals with other foods in the formula so they are assimilated together. It’s brilliant.

VitaShake includes more protein (from soy) than NuPlus, and more fiber from FOS – an acronym for fructo-oligosaccarides). FOS are natural plant sugars that support intestinal health. They actually feed the good bacteria in your digestive system and provide fiber to keep the intestinal tract swept clean.

VitaShake is a complete meal. It’s a wonderful meal replacement or snack -anytime. In fact, if you were to have 4 VitaShake meals a day, you would satisfy your daily nutritional needs. A lot of people use VitaShake as a part of a weight management program. Not only does it provide complete nutrition, it is also very satisfying. You will feel full. The FOS helps to satisfy the appetite and to slow the assimilation of carbohydrates so that your blood sugar remains balanced. I have at least one VitaShake every day. Have you had yours? Let’s all stay healthy, vibrant and toxin-free with Sunrider!

In love and Light,


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