Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am absolutely loving my new workout PiYo!! It is so fun and helps me stay strong and flexible without hurting myself!  Check out my latest workout Full Body Blast below! I love the slides it comes with! Just another way to get stronger and have even BETTER results! I am currently running an awesome exclusive test group and will be starting another July 28th. If you are interested contact me through Facebook it is the best and easiest way to reach me. Plus that is where our private support groups are. I look forward to working with you!

If you just want to order this on your own click here PiYo Challenge Pack either way I hope you will reach out to me as I love to help others reach their health and fitness goals!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

What to Expect from the 3-Day Refresh Program


What to Expect from the 3-Day Refresh Program

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Like you might know from my Facebook and Twitter feed, I’m starting a new group on Monday for the 3-Day Refresh. This is a great Beachbody program and it will guarantee to kick start anyone’s weight loss. Because of the challenge, I wanted to tell you all a little bit about what the 3-Day Refresh challenge is all about and the positives of doing such a body cleanse every once in a while.

What is Included in 3-Day Clean Challenge

The 3-Day Refresh program by Beachbody is an amazing way to get your body fully cleansed and to start your healthier eating habits. It is very effective, as short cleanse programs usually are, and you are guaranteed to feel a lot better afterwards. The great thing about this program is that it focuses on keeping your body strong during the challenge. A number of other cleansing diets can easily get you feeling down and out of energy, but the Shakeology shakes in this one won’t let you down.

The kit includes:

6 x Shakeology packets in a flavor of your choice– these are packed with green vegetables and berries to guarantee you start your day with the right nutrition.
6 x Vanilla Fresh shake – this high-protein shake is perfect for lunch and dinner providing you a lot of nutrients to go about your day.
3 x Fiber Sweep fiber is the best way to clean your stomach daily and these Fiber Sweepers will naturally cleanse your stomach giving it a fresh start.


To order the challenge pack click here http://bit.ly/3cleanseday

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Why Try a 3-Day Cleanse?

All these short-burst cleanse programs have been around for a long time. There are still plenty of skeptics who think they aren’t a healthy and a good way to start your weight loss, but these people are wrong about this.

Cleansing your body and your gut every once in a while is essential for staying healthy. If you feel like your skin has lost its radiance and you are constantly tired, then you might just have unhealthy amounts of ‘junk’ stuck in your gut. If you go through a three day cleanse you can get your gut cleared and your body will start soaking in all the nutrients and vitamins from your food a lot quicker again.

A very recent study by the University of Southern California found that short bursts of fasting could also help your body trigger stem cell regeneration. If you are going through cancer treatments or you suffer from other cell-level diseases, these little cleansing breaks every once in a while can be highly beneficial for you.

All in all, by restricting your body to the healthy shakes provided by the 3-Day Refresh program you can restart your body’s immune system and create a stronger healthier body. And since the Shakeology drinks have over 20 essential vitamins and nutrients included, you won’t feel bad during the three-day cycle.

Furthermore, if you are looking to get rid of your body fat, then you can truly kick-start it with fasting in this way. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that when you are eating less for three days, your body starts to burn off fat a lot quicker. Instead of needing to eat constantly, your body starts using all the excess fat as a fuel. This naturally helps you lose weight quicker and ensures you don’t feel out of energy.
The 3-Day Refresh program is such an efficient and fun way to start your weight loss that I highly recommend it to anyone! I can’t wait to see the results of my group’s progress during this challenge! Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about my fitness and weight loss challenges.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Be the first to find out when PiYo™ is available! Plus, be entered to win a FREE PiYo™ Workout.*

Chalene Johnson took the very best Pilates and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training - all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass - as you're burning crazy calories.

*Once PiYo™ is released, we will do a drawing that month where you have the chance to win your choice of either the PiYo™, P90X®, or Insanity® Workout. Only one workout program will be given away.
http://karenkrueger.automaticceo.com/go8
I will be having a huge PiYo challenge group for those who are on my facebook and make me their coach and order the program through me. It is going to be so much fun. If you are interested please add me on facebook. And make me your coach :) Thank you

If you want strength and flexibility and to work on your balance and even cardio then PiYo is for you :) I am so excited for this program to be available on June 19th. I even got PiYo Certified because I love the program so much and wanted to learn all I could about it to help anyone who made me their personal coach and joined my challenge group :)

8 more days until the release of this amazing program!


http://karenkrueger.automaticceo.com/go8


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Can you help me?

Hi Everyone!!!!

It has been a while since I updated this blog. But things are going great.

I am still following the Dr. Wahls Diet and working out daily as well as drinking vegan chocolate shakeology.

All of it together is helping me soo much.


This year I'm participating in the Nancy Davis Foundation Virtual Race to Erase MS to help erase multiple sclerosis. Please consider sponsoring me with a donation so that the Race to Erase MS can continue in their quest to find a cure for this debilitating disease!

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country have MS and people are diagnosed with this incurable disease everyday. There are an estimated 400,000 people in the US alone who have been diagnosed with MS. These people are our friends, our family members, or neighbors and our coworkers. Organizations like the Race to Erase MS and those they partner with are on the frontlines helping those with MS and raising awareness for this disease.

Please consider making a donation today. No amount is too small, and whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated. Please help me raise awareness for this cause and raise vital funds for MS research so within the next few years we can find a cure multiple sclerosis, and people will no longer have to live with this disease.

Thank you!

Follow This Link http://virtualrace.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1079937&lis=1&kntae1079937=D77640A7ECA340C58C6493D0FB58447B&supId=403079826&emaillogid=7596536624 to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Nancy Davis Foundation For Multiple Sclerosis


I am excited to be supporting such an amazing organization! 


Thursday, November 21, 2013

My 23andMe DNA test resutls are in! Learn what new information I found out about my health!

So recently I decided to do a DNA test through 23andme. I had been wanting to do a DNA test of some type anyways because I am adopted and wanted to see if my missing brothers Matthew Clooney and Theodore Araiza also had done a DNA test and if it might help me find them. Or just to have the DNA stored incase in the future they look and do a test then we could be matched.

https://www.teambeachbody.com/tbbsignup/-/tbbsignup/free?referringRepId=191102But I was also curious about my health. While I already have Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis I was curious to learn about any other health issues I may or may not have. Or even any risks I have for certain diseases.

Well my results are in and I found that I actually inherited the  H63D Mutations in the HFE Gene that can Cause Hemochromatosis.

Already having MS I was a bit upset with this information and at the same time glad cause now I will follow up with my doctor and have a routine blood test that can tell us if I have an iron overload.

I learned that Hereditary hemochromatosis is an iron overload condition caused by gene mutations that disrupt the body's ability to regulate iron uptake. The most common form of HH is caused by mutations in the HFE gene. HFE-related HH is inherited in a recessive manner, meaning that a person must receive a mutated copy of the HFE gene from each parent in order to have the condition. People with just one of the mutations described here are not typically at risk for iron overload.

So while I am not at a major risk of having this illness it sure got me thinking about a controversial procedure that some people have undergone to manage their MS. CCSVI or Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.

What I found incredibly interesting is that this Italian Dr. Paolo Zamboni has put forward the idea that many types of MS are actually caused by a blockage of the pathways that remove excess iron from the brain - and by simply clearing out a couple of major veins to reopen the blood flow, the root cause of the disease can be eliminated.

He formed a hypothesis on how this could lead to MS: iron builds up in the brain, blocking and damaging these crucial blood vessels. As the vessels rupture, they allow both the iron itself, and immune cells from the bloodstream, to cross the blood-brain barrier into the cerebro-spinal fluid. Once the immune cells have direct access to the immune system, they begin to attack the myelin sheathing of the cerebral nerves - Multiple Sclerosis develops.
He named the problem Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency, or CCSVI.

So in his theory he believes that there is too much iron built up in the brain. The fact that I already have MS and now have found that I am a carrier of a disease that the core issue is iron overload is crazy to me. I really wish neurologists would stop putting their hands up to new treatments or possibilities of treatments for patients with MS. If a new treatment could help someones overall quality of life then what the heck is the problem?? Just let people get better! 

So I am really going to seriously consider this as an option. I mean I already was sort of but now with my 23andme results and learning about Hemochromatosis I want to take an even closer look at this and most likely have it done
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http://refer.23andme.com/a/clk/1NqFGV

I will update you all on my blood test results and what my doctors have to say if anything about my 23andme test results.


I am also curious if anyone else out there with MS has Hemochromatosis and how you treat it as well as how you manage your MS with respects to already having Hemochromatosis. I am curious now how certain medicines may help or hurt our situation with both illnesses. Any info is appreciated. Thanks again to all my followers and people who have supported me in this journey with MS and my journey to getting healthier! I truly truly appreciate it!

If you have limited info on your health I recommend getting a DNA test. It can be scary to learn your risks of certain illnesses but I feel that knowledge is power. So just go for it! Click here to get your own 23andme DNA test!