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GRAND EXPANSE WEEKEND

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Glenda and I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to our GRAND EXPANSE WEEKEND!
It will take place Friday, July 22
nd 10am-8pm, Saturday, July m23rd 10am-8pm and Sunday, July 24th 10am-5pm.

 

We have expanded our store, built 2 new studios and wanted to give you a chance to check it out.  We have a full weekend scheduled. Free Yoga, Free Seminars, SML Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting, Free Get Real Nutrition and Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein Demo, 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER (some exclusions apply), and over $1000 in giveaways!

 

Here is the Schedule

 

Friday July 22nd
 9:00am Free Morning Yoga
12:00pm SMLCC Ribbon Cutting
12:00pm Free Lunch Time Yoga
3:30pm Fee Demo Get Real Nutrition & Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth
6:00pm Healing Benefits of Acupuncture w/Diana Harbour L.Ac. M.Ed.

 

Saturday July 23rd
10:30am FREE Saturday Salutation Yoga
12:00pm-3:00pm FREE Introduction to Acupuncture w/Diana Harbour
3:30PM FREE Afternoon Yoga
5:00pm Healing Powers of Tibetan Singing Bowls w/Sarah Holbrook

 

Sunday July 24th
11:00am Soothing Sunday Yoga (90 minute class) w/Glenda & Sounds by Sarah Holbrook

 

 

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

Join us at VitaZen Friday, February 26th from 10:00am to 1:00pm for a Get Real Nutrition Sampling Demo! Join us to check out Jordan Rubin's new product line. We will have free samples, coupons, give-a-ways and more! So put us on your calendar for Friday at 10:00am!


VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements.
 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.


VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101
  / 540-721-9365

 

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Become One With the Greenness...SPIRULINA!

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When I first decided to start using Spirulina as part of my heath regimen I was a little concerned, I had heard about all the health benefits, but was a really ready to start eating algae? The first thoughts I had were of pond scum, and the next were about how awful this must taste! I was told that it came in capsule form which made me feel a little better but I wondered if it would be worth it in the end. After a little research I was convinced.

 

Spirulina is blue - green algae and is one of the oldest life forms on earth. And for all the science geeks out there: Spirulina cells contain no nucleus their cell walls are soft and this allows for very easy and complete digestion of the nutrients found in them. Centuries ago the Mayans and Aztecs consumed Spirulina and actually traded it as a prize possession.

 

Spirulina is an amazing super food with over 100 nutrients, and has been studied extensively for its health benefits such as it ability to support cardiovascular, eye, and brain health not to mention the boost for immunity and energy!

 

Here is a list of only some the super nutrients found in this super food!

 

Polysaccharides: may help with cardiovascular health and normal cholesterol levels

 

Phycocyanin: the “blue” in blue-green algae that boosts the immune system

 

SOD: the enzyme that repairs cells

 

GLA: essential fatty acids vital for brain, heart and organ health

 

Beta Carotene: Necessary for bone growth good vision and immunity

 

Zeaxanthin: eye and cellular health

 

Iron: blood health and the formation of Oxygen carrying cells

 

Vitamin B12: neurological function and DNA synthesis

 

Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2: blood, bone and liver health.

 

I had to tell myself I need to be taking this supplement; it started with the first protein shake of the morning. My husband whipped it up and brought it over to me, what flavor is it? I said. Peanut Butter, he smiled. OK, so it tastes like peanut butter, but it’s green! And so are the peach shake and the berry shake and the vanilla shake and all the other shakes...

 

We now just make jokes about what flavor the shake is today...but that is fine with me, I feel better and my energy levels are better and I am confident that my immune system is bad ass!

 

I have found that the most efficient way to get my Spirulina is in the powder form since too many pills just make me cringe, that is just a personal choice. You can get creative, there are many ways to get your daily dose of Spirulina I even hear they are making pancakes with it hummm.....green pancakes, reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book!

 

Here is a great link for a little more info! https://youtu.be/DmrthWfE9ZQ

 





 

 

 

~Glenda

 

 

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

 

 

Are you taking your Astaxanthin?

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Many of you already know that you should be taking your Omega-3 fat for health and longevity. Science has proven the benefits of seafood that contain this healthy nutrient and supplements are being used for those who are just unable to consume in their diet enough to reap the rewards of this super nutrient. But it has been proven that people who eat lots of seafood tend to have smarter brains, happier moods clearer vision, healthier hearts, softer skin and a longer, healthier life!

It has been found that certain seafood’s which contain more of these health benefits are fish like pink salmon. Why? Because they also contain the nutrient found in red algae called Astaxanthin! These fish derive their color from the absorption of the algae they eat.

Astaxanthin = Antioxidant, and in its natural form can be the most powerful antioxidant.  Scientific tests have shown that Astaxanthin overpowers other antioxidants by far!


Are you taking Astaxanthin?

This nutrient derived from red algae is Hawaii's super nutrient and Hawaiian Astaxanthin is safety tested. But be careful it can also be produced and not grown so check your labels for the quality of your supplements.

Astaxanthin should be taken with healthy fats and in gel cap form for better absorption. Adding this supplement to your health regimen can give you

 

  • a healthier heart

  • more effective immune system

  • promote skin health

  • keep your vision strong

  • protect your nerve tissue

  • and support joint, muscle and tissue health

     

    To find out more about how the super antioxidant can help you on your journey to better health visit us at VitaZen.

     

    Here is a great video from Nutrex Hawaii. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_5JIRd_wdE

     

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Resolution? Ready for a CHANGE?

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Need a plan for that RESOLUTION? Ready to CHANGE, but not sure what to do? The VitaZen Health Plan is your answer!

We are holding a "Late Start Date" on Monday, January 19th at 11:30am!

Join us and start the CHANGE YOU WANT! Bring a friend:)

 The VitaZen Health Plan is a 12 week program designed to help you reach your optimal health goals.
VHP includes the guidelines needed for a healthy body, mind & soul… It features weekly meetings, an easy to follow diet, free yoga classes, program perks and MORE!
Introductory price for this 12 week plan is $75.
VHP starts the week of January 12, 2015.
Call today to reserve your spot, space is limited. 540-721-9365

 

 

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 VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

  

VitaZen
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

 

 

The Centre at VitaZen Caribbean Yoga Cruise

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Join us on this wonderful 5 night Caribbean Cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. We will depart from Fort Lauderdale on March 02, 2015. I know it seems like a long way away, but, it is only 5 months!

Whether you are an experienced yogi, a novice or have never done yoga in your life, you will have a great time. Having been on this exact cruise 7 months ago, I will tell you it is a blast. Celebrity Cruises’ attention to detail you will be spoiled with great food, fabulous entertainment, pools, spa, casino and sooooo much more! Did I mention yoga? We are offering free private yoga classes throughout the cruise and many little extras that will be put into play as we get closer to cruise time.

Cruise Information

  •  Departs Fort Lauderdale on March 2nd, 2015
  • 5 Nights

  • 2 port of calls

    • Cozumel, Mexico

    • Key West, Florida

  • Fabulous Rates (INCLUDES ALL TIPS & TAXES)

    • Ocean View $809 per person ($709 age 55+)

    • Veranda $989 per person ($889 age 55+)

    • Concierge Class $1083 per person ($983 age 55+) well worth the extra $94!!!

  • All rooms receive a $50 on board credit to use any way you want!

  • LIMITED TIME OFFER-sign up by October 5th (with a $200 deposit) and receive a free classic beverage package! (includes off specialty coffees & teas, house wines, a wide selection of beer, house brand cocktails & bottled water) this is a $225 valueJ

  • More free yoga than you can shake a stick at!

 

So don’t hesitate, call Mary Anne today to reserve your space. 540-525-2004 or message her on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Anne-Kauffman-Associates-CruiseOne/268302956547293

Details coming soon on pre-stay fun!

 

Brett

 

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

 

 

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What is the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber? And what do they do? 

 

Dietary fiber is an important part of our diet. But many of us do not get enough fiber in our diets, so a fiber supplement becomes the perfect solution. But before you head to the store and buy anything labeled “fiber powder”, it is equally important to determine what kind of fiber you need. There are two types of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble. Each type provides different specific benefits to the body.  

 

If your goal is to control your appetite, lower your cholesterol, or stabilize blood sugar, soluble fiber (dissolves in water) will target these issues. Soluble fibers attract water and form a gel, which slows down digestion. The most common supplemental forms of soluble fiber are oat bran, acacia and psyllium husk.    

 

If you goal is to prevent constipation, add bulk to your diet, and reduce toxins, insoluble fiber (does not dissolve in water) is your first choice.  Insoluble fibers are considered gut-healthy fiber because they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet, helping prevent constipation. The most common supplemental forms of insoluble fiber are flax seed, wheat bran and whole grains. 

 

 In general, choosing a high quality fiber supplement that contains both soluble and insoluble fiber will be your best bet. This combination is gentler on the stomach as well, since the body needs time to adjust to an increased fiber intake. When starting a fiber supplement, start with a smaller than recommended dose and work your way up to a full dose to avoid tummy upset.  

 

Fiber supplements can help you get to the recommended 25-35g per day, but also look for foods you can enjoy throughout the day to keep that number high! My favorites are sunflower seeds and almonds because they make great snacks when I am traveling. 

 

Comment below if you have any questions about fiber (or list your favorite fiber supplement!).

 

 

 

To Your Health,

Mary

 

 

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements.
 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

 

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Fish Oil supplements have earned their place in the daily routines of millions of Americans, even my own (even though I do not actually eat fish). This is because it has so many great health benefits! Everything from blood pressure and cardiovascular health to skin and mood disorders can be positively influenced by a daily dose. But not all fish oils are the same. Some contain more DHA than EPA or vice versa.
  It is important for those with specific needs to understand which of these may benefit them more significantly.

 

DHA

DHA omega-3 is naturally found throughout the body and is most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart, ensuring that all of these, as well as other parts of the nervous system function properly. So if your goal is treating mental acuity, focus, memory, the eyes, or cardiovascular health, choose a fish oil with a higher DHA.

 

EPA

EPA omega-3 is not naturally produced within the body and must be obtained through food and supplements. EPA is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used to supplement treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, skin disorders such as eczema, acne, depression (due to its ability to fight neuro-inflammation in the brain), and has even shown beneficial in some cancer treatment programs. If inflammation of some type is your main concern, look for more EPA in your fish oil supplement. 

 

At Vitazen we carry top quality fish oil supplements and we also carry a Brett to show you which one is right for you, should you need assistance. Come see us!

 

 

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements.
 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

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With the beauty and wonder of springtime comes the inevitable: seasonal allergies. Symptoms can range from annoying to slightly unbearable for some. Luckily, Mother Nature offers many ways to fight back. One solution that is new to me is the combination of Quercetin and Bromelain.

Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to fight inflammation and double its powers by slowing the release of histamines in the body, making it a great choice for seasonal allergy sufferers. Bromelain is a group of enzymes found in pineapples. Why they are so happy when taken together: Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory properties and (bonus), actually enhances the absorption of quercetin into the bloodstream. Taking this combination daily has been shown to reduce allergy symptoms, making springtime a thing of beauty once more.

At VitaZen, we offer a great bromelain/quercetin combination supplement so you can simplify your approach in a natural and cost effective way.  

 

Best Wishes and Less Sneezes,

 

Mary

 

 

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VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

 

What’s ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT LOCAL HONEY?

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Answer: Sweet, Slow Immunotherapy

Good news for allergy sufferers- a daily dose of honey has been shown to reduce allergy symptoms. The key to this is having not just any honey, but local honey. The more local, the better.

This is because of the slow vaccination that occurs when local bees leave trace amounts of pollen and nectar in the honey they work so hard to produce. As we consume this honey, our bodies are, in effect, ‘vaccinated’ over time, which decreases our body’s response to local allergens.
 

Experts suggest 1-2 tablespoons of local honey per day to obtain sweet, slow immunotherapy.  Be cautious with this amount as honey does increase blood sugar levels.

At VitaZen we are proud to sell Hardy Honey, harvested right here in Hardy, VA (not only is it local, it is also delicious!).

 

 

 

VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements. 
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

VitaZen 
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know you can make your own insect repellent with just a few ingredients? Here’s the how-to on how to keep bugs away with wonderfully natural essential oils.

 

 First, choose which essential oil to use based on the insect you want to target the most.

 To repel mosquitoes, choose citronella, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, clove, thyme, lemongrass, geranium, or lavender oil.

For fleas, choose cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, lemongrass, lavender, orange, or pine oil.

To target ticks, choose rose geranium, juniper, rosewood, thyme, grapefruit, or oregano oil.

 

 After choosing your essential oils, pick your favorite carrier oil to blend. Some of my favorites include jojoba oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, and olive oil.

 

 

 

For oil-based bug repellent:

Mix 40-50 drops essential oil into 8 ounces of carrier oil.

 

 

For water-based bug repellent:
Mix 40-50 drops essential oil into 4 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol, then mix with 3-4 ounces water.

 

 

 

You can spray or dab the solution on your skin but be careful to avoid sensitive areas, and don’t forget to re-apply every couple of hours

 

 

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VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store. We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body, skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements.  
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.

 

VitaZen  
Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Bone Scan at VitaZen

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VitaZen is holding FREE Bone Scan (Bone Density Test using an Achilles Meter) on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th from noon to 5pm. Appointment times are limited, so call and reserve your time today (540-721-9365). Each person will be provided with a print out of their results. Free Bone Scan is sponsored by Rainbow Light and will be held at
The Centre at VitaZen 12787 Booker T Washington Hwy. Suite 103 Hardy, VA 24101. www.VitaZen.net / 540-721-9365

 

Here is some great information from the NOF.

Who
is at Risk?
Age is an important risk factor. Everyone, both men and women, loses bone strength as they grow older. Women have higher risk for osteoporosis than men do as women often have smaller, thinner frames. Women also are affected by the change-of-life, known as menopause.

After menopause, women produce less of a hormone called estrogen. Estrogen helps protect women against bone loss.

What
is fracture risk?


The Achilles provides information about your own risk of bone fracture in the same way as a cholesterol test indicates risk of a heart attack. A diagnosis of osteoporosis cannot predict a bone fracture, just as high cholesterol cannot predict a heart attack. Instead, it means that the risk of having a fracture is higher than that for normal bones. Achilles results combined with other factors give your overall risk of fracture. Knowing your risk of fracture is important. There are a number of ways to prevent osteoporosis, and to reduce your risk of fracture. Your doctor may suggest a number of steps including exercise, changes in diet, hormone therapy, or other medicines known to build bone strength.

What is a T-score?

Your T-score is a comparison between your bone density to that of a “young adult” reference population at peak bone density. A T-score of -1 represents a roughly 16% decrease in bone density from the “young adult” reference population.

Your Z-score is a comparison between your bone density to that of other people your age and gender. A Z-score of -1 represents a roughly 16% decrease in bone density from other people your age and
gender.

Wherecan I get more information aboutbone
measurements and osteoporosis?


The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is one of the leading sources of information about osteoporosis and bone measurements.

Contact
the NOF:


National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037-1202
(202) 223-2226
(800) 231-4222

www.nof.org

 

Like other organs in the body, bones are constantly changing. Throughout childhood and young adulthood, bones grow in strength and in size. Around the age of 30, bones reach their peak strength and then naturally become weaker with age. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak to the point of breaking. This weakening may be due to aging, or caused by other factors that combine with age. Symptoms of osteoporosis do not occur until a lot of bone strength is lost. The most visible symptoms may include loss of height, along with curvature of the upper back. Osteoporosis also can result in a crippling and painful fracture, occurring most often in the hip, back, or wrist.

 

Important Risk factors for osteoporosis include:


  • female


• advanced age


• history of bone fracture


• a small thin frame


• a family history of


osteoporosis


• removal of the ovaries


• early menopause


• a low calcium diet


• lack of exercise


• eating disorders


• certain medicines


(such as steroids or


anticonvulsants)


• alcohol and tobacco use

 

How does the Achilles work?

The Achilles passes ultrasound through the heel. The heel is measured because its bone is similar to that found in the spine and hip, where osteoporotic fractures occur most. Ultrasound does not travel well through air. Therefore, during an Achilles test, warm water fills membranes that contact your heel to provide a path for the ultrasound energy to follow. Isopropyl alcohol is used to provide coupling between your heel and the membranes.

What can I expect during my Achilles test?

The Achilles test requires a bare foot. Remove your sock, stocking, or panty hose. An Achilles test takes about 1 minute. During the test, keep your heel as still as possible for best results.

Is the Achilles test safe?

Yes. The Achilles is approved by regulatory agencies.

Caution: Avoid Achilles tests if you have a sore on your heel or sole. Please tell the health care professional operating the Achilles of any such problems to help prevent transmission of an infection.

What information will Achilles give my doctor?

The Achilles is an aid to doctors in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. The Achilles test compares your bone density to that of a “young adult” at peak bone strength (T-score). It also compares your results to people of your same age, called “age-matched” (Z-score). The risk of osteoporotic fracture falls into three categories:*

*The World Health Organization has developed categories that define
the amount of

bone loss such as
Normal: a T-score above -1;
Low bone mass: a T-score between -1
and -2.5; Osteoporotic: a T score less than -2.5.

Relative Fracture Risk T-score

Low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . above –1

Medium . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . –1 to –2.5

High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . below –2.5

This information, along with other factors, will help your doctor to gauge your risk of osteoporotic fracture and what course of action should be taken.

What is the next step if I am found to be at risk?

Based upon your Achilles results and other factors, your doctor may suggest a follow-up DXA scan. A DXA scan is a painless test performed on an x-ray densitometer that takes only minutes, and measures your bone mineral density and body fat distribution. Information from a DXA scan can provide your doctor with valuable information to aid in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

 

SEE YOU AT VitaZen!

 

 

New Yoga Website!

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We have launched our new yoga studio website www.TheCentreAtVitaZen.com This will enable us to take yoga beyond Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.We are excited to have our yoga practice grow, come join us.


APril 2013 Schedule TCV




The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103 (rear entrance)
Hardy, VA 24101
540-721-9365
www.TheCentreAtVitaZen.com

 

2013 The Centre at VitaZen Yoga Cruise to Bermuda

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Join The Centre at VitaZen on our second yoga cruise.
We are heading to the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda!
This cruise is open to all, whether you are a yogi from the centre or just want to
enjoy a late fall cruise. So if you love to do yoga, love to cruise, love
beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, you are invited to join our cruise
heading out of Baltimore on The Grandeur of the Sea (a beautifully refurbished
Royal Caribbean Ship).


This year’s cruise is a 7 night cruise to Bermuda
and sets sail out of Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, October 25th 2013.
Oceanview Staterooms start at $594, Inside Staterooms start at $535
and Balcony Rooms start at $1019 (all prices are per person).
As an added incentive you will receive a $75 per stateroom on board credit.


We are working on an awesome yoga class schedule for this cruise.
We will be offering up to 12 free private classes (for our group)!
We will keep you updated as details become available.

Mary Anne Kauffman & Associates (A Cruise One Dream Vacation Specialist)
are setting up this wonder cruise for us.
Check out their website (acruise4you.biz) for more details on cruising.


Glenda and I are looking forward to enjoying this late fall vacation to the beautiful Island of Bermuda
and would like to invite all over our current and future friends to join us on this vacation
of a life-time! And a little (or lot) of yoga too!


So call Mary
Anne (540-525-2004) today!


Join us on the pink sands of Bermuda!

Local Honey at Smith Mountain Lake, VA!

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We are fully stocked with local/raw honey. So as allergy season kicks in, arm yourself with our Hardy Honey. Just one teaspoon a  day can make a difference!

Our Hardy Honey is a huge hit every year, with people consuming it for allergy control, its nutrient rich properties and just because it is quite possibly the best tasting raw honey in the Smith Mountain Lake Region! Swing by VitaZen today to pick up your local honey. We are at 12787 Booker T Washington Hwy. Hardy, VA in between Grand Furniture Outlet and BB&T Bank (Next to Sherwin Williams). We can be reached at 540-721-9365.

This years Hardy Honey is now in stock! Hardy honey is the BEST LOCAL HONEY at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. So stop by and stock up. VitaZen now carries 3 sizes (12oz honey bear, 1lb and 2.5lbs).

 

VitaZen still has lots of Hardy Honey. This is the perfect honey for everyone in the Smith Mountain Area (from Martinsville to Bedford and from Lynchburg to Roanoke)! Helps boost the Immune System, keeps allergies in check and TASTE AWESOME!
Come join us for the 2013 Yoga Cruise Kick-Off Event!

We are cruising out of Baltimore this year.cThe 7 night cruise sets sail on October 25th and will be going to Bermuda on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. Join us for more details on this years cruise. You don't have to be a yogi or even a VitaZen Customer! Just be here on Friday March 1st to here all about it. Anyone can tke advantage of this great offer, whether you live at Smith Moutain Lake or not. If you cant make it Call Mary Anne for more info. 540-525-2004!

Anyone signing up on cruise night will receive

* FREE 10 pack of yoga tickets

* $75 On Board Credit (one per cabin)

 

Cuise Night at The Centre
Friday March 1st at 6:00pm
The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101
540-721-9365


 

 

 

 

TV Pilot for Karen Wrigley to film at VitaZen!

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Hey all you VitaZen Fans! Want to a part of a TV Pilot Filming? Here is the details. Karen Is a Smith Mountain Lake Resident and a long time VitaZen Customer. We are holding a second filming THIS FRIDAY!Join us for the filming of  Karen Wrigley TV pilotFriday January, 18th 2013
At:  VitaZen, 12787 Booker T. Washington Hwy. Suite 103, Hardy, Va 24101
VitaZen door opens at 6:00 pm. Please use the front door.
Door opens to filming room at 6:45, closes at 7pm or when room is full.
Filming: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Franklin, a golden retriever and local celebrity will give messages to individuals in the audience.  Plus, your animal may telepathically come through Karen to give you a message.
Please do not bring your animals, they are not allowed in the filming room.
Enjoy participating  in Karen's first TV pilot and hear what the animals have to say to you.

http://karenwrigley.com/See More








Professional Animal Communicator|Animal Medium – Karen Wrigley


I had a session with Karen Wrigley yesterday, she is amazing!!!. Calypso told me a lot. Karen is the John Edward of animals!



VitaZen is now open on Sunday!

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VitaZen is now open on Sundays from 12-5. You spoke, we
listened. So for all those who live in the area surrounding Smith Mountain Lake Virginia, you now have another weekend day to shop. Whether you are from Rocky Mount, Ferrum or Bedford, you can stop in and see us on your day off. And for all the Smith Mountain Lake residents, you can swing by Sunday afternoon and pick up your vitamins. So if you are going to Westlake Cinema, Bridgewater Plaza or the Carilion Velocity Care Center, we are here! Looking forward to seeing you at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy Virginia 24101
540-721-9365

Karma Kard Points Reward for January 2013VitaZen Karma Kard 1

This months promo:
BioNutrition Cholesterol Wellness
50% OFF!

All you have to do is redeem 100 Karma Kard Points!  Don't have a Karma Kard?  It is FREE!  So, if you live in the Smith Mountain Lake, VA stop by VitaZen and sign up today.

VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy.
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101
540-721-9365

I Resolve To…

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New Years, the time of tons of life changing promises! We all make them; few of us follow through and achieve these promises to ourselves. So I thought I would throw a few “life changing” promises out there that should be obtainable. 

Healthy Resolutions 




  1. Eat 1 more serving vegetables per day, five days a week.

  2. When you eat out, order water to drink (just part of the time!)

  3. Exercise 30 minutes more per week than you already do. This doesn’t sound like much, but it will get the ball rolling.

  4. “Sit in Silence” start your day off with just 2-3 minutes of sitting in silence. Use this time to reflect on the positive things in your life.

  5. Be kind to others! Sounds kind of silly for a resolution, but the inner peace it brings you will pay off ten fold.

  6. Watch 1 hour less television per week. Use the time to read. This will exercise and expand your mind!

  7. Get your annual physical. It is hard to measure progress if you don’t know where you stand.

  8. Recycle your metal cans and plastic bottles. 

  9. Start using stainless steel water bottles. No waste & no chemical leaching into your water. This will also make #8 less work:)!

  10. Take your vitamins (I almost forgot this one!).


These are just a few ideas for easily obtainable New Year’s Resolutions. Chose one or two, don’t be an over achiever, chose them all, not complete them, & give up! Stick with the one or two you chose. You can always have a mid-year goal; there are no rules against it!

may your new year be healthy & prosperous,

Brett

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