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JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER
Hello <<First Name>>

What a way to start your week, with the news of an adjusted level 4 lockdown, in the midst of a third wave and in the middle of winter. The thought of a roller coaster that may never come to an end can be rather overwhelming. Please be mindful that you may not feel like you have any control over the current circumstances you find yourself in but you always have control over how you choose to think. Make a healthy choice to change your attitude and outlook. Make a choice to be happy. 

“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy” — Nightbirde

Your health and wellness is our priority, from today and for the month of July our Sally-Ann Creed® vitamins will be available at 10% off online. Our comprehensive range includes over 35 vitamins and minerals

For your convenience we have created a comprehensive list of all our Sally-Ann Creed® products. This list is now available for you to download easily

We have also created helpful information fact sheets for our products that you can access via our health resources page on our website. 

Our president reiterated in his address to the nation last night that it remains mandatory for every person to wear a face mask that always covers their nose and mouth at all times when in public spaces. We have an extensive range of quality personal protective equipment available on our website if you need to stock up from the comfort of your home. 

For the month of July we will be sharing helpful information and tips on mental health, depression, anxiety and support during this challenging time. We will also be discussing weight, weight gain/loss, maintenance and how to increase muscle.

If you are not already doing so, please follow our Facebook or Instagram pages for loads more information. As always, we've created a handy printable PDF version of this newsletter if you'd prefer to print it out.

❤️ Roxy
Roxy Davis
Psychological Counsellor (Private Practice PRC 0021628)
Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition
Member: The Institute for Functional Medicine
Member: Psychological Society of South Africa
Chef – Silwood Kitchen School of Cookery
Certificate in Sports Psychology
9-times SA Surfing Champion
Level 2 International Surf & SUP Coach
International Surfing Association Course Presenter
We've stocked up on our incredibly popular Immune Pack. This is coming is very handy this winter, with many customers keeping symptoms at bay with this super effective immunity pack.
Immune Pack
Immune Pack
R915
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Contents of the July Newsletter
Do you suffer from the following symptoms?
• Tendency to weight gain, especially round the middle
• Often get colds/flu, lasts longer than other people
• Libido is very low or zero
• Lightheaded when I get up from a lying down position
• Feel better for a short time after eating a meal
• Memory has declined significantly
• Can’t think clearly sometimes
• Battle to get up in the morning
• Have an energy slump between 3 and 5pm
• Need coffee or stimulants to ‘get going’ in the morning
• Cravings – often for salty, fatty, high protein foods
• Pain in upper back and neck for no reason
• Inability to handle stress
• Get cold hands and feet, but a warm face
• Unexplained hair loss
• Can’t take on too much responsibility
• Easily startled
• Tremble under pressure
• Multiple allergies: asthma, hay fever, rashes, eczema, food sensitivities
If you guessed Adrenal Fatigue, or Burnout you’d be right - well done!

It’s such a common, relentless syndrome and something so many people are falling prey to. It’s often as a result of too much stress, medication, partying too hard, trauma, alcohol excess, overwork - in fact, just “life”. If you feel you are falling apart, it is time to take a step back and take care of YOU for a change!

Yes, it does lead to leaky gut and a cascade of other things - but starting here is important. Here are some support tips to help you though this challenging time:
• Eat low-carb healthy fat and lots of green veggies
• Get more rest, and more sleep
• Start saying NO for a change….!
• Eat more protein and sufficient healthy fats
• Stop eating junk!!
• Eat three good meals a day
• Don’t over-exercise

Some supplements which will help (available at sallyanncreed.co.za/shop) are :
Leaky Gut is the name given to damaged and permeable intestinal lining which allows undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to ‘leak’ through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.

If you have these symptoms you may be suffering from leaky gut:
  1. Chronic diarrhoea, constipation, gas or bloating
  2. Nutritional deficiencies
  3. Weak immune system
  4. Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
  5. Excessive fatigue; insomnia
  6. Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
  7. Cravings for sugar and carbs
  8. Arthritis and/or joint pain
  9. Depression, anxiety, ADD and ADHD
  10. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s
This condition needs to be approached from several different angles at once in order to return the body to full health, including: changes to the diet, the inclusion of supplements, reducing the stress factor and rooting out the underlying cause in the first place.

We believe a pleiotropic approach is necessary which means you must approach healing from several angles at once to actually flip the body back to health.

This includes:
  • making dietary changes
  • adding specialized and targeted supplements
  • reducing stressors
  • correcting underlying root cause of disease
And when it comes to supplements, L-Glutamine is one of the most talked about for digestive health. At this point, the research is pretty clear on L-Glutamine being a very valuable supplement for anyone dealing with most chronic health issues.

Whether it works to help fix the gut wall, improve sleep, recover from exercise or reduce cravings, it is a safe, cheap, and readily available supplement to think about trying. L-Glutamine is easy to take – it plays a crucial role in healthy digestion, brain function and has been well documented in studies to protect against mucosal deterioration in the gut. Glutamine is also helpful in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy.

The worse your gut problem is, the more Glutamine will help to you.
L-Glutamine Powder 250g
L-Glutamine Powder 250g
R261

Promotes the health of the digestive tract, assists in muscle repair after exercise


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This chocolate fudge recipe is delicious and vegan. Best of all, each piece is only 4.9g carb making it a fantastic treat!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Sally-Ann Creed® dates (soak in warm water)
  • 1 cup Sally-Ann Creed® coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup water (use the water used to soak the dates)
  • 1/2 cup Sally-Ann Creed® cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch Sally-Ann Creed® Himalayan salt (add some chilli or mint if you’d like)


Preparation:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl
  • Wizz for 2 mins
  • Pour into container
  • Refrigerate for 3 – 4 hours
  • Cut into 20 pieces
Introducing Real Ketones
Do you live, or want to live, keto? Following a low carbohydrate, high fat lifestyle has many benefits. Some of which include: 
  • Sustained weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Improved focus and mental clarity
  • Appetite control 
  • Improved sugar and insulin balance
  • Longevity
  • Building lean muscle, while burning fat 
When your body burns fat, it turns these lipids (fat) into ketones namely, acetoacetate (AcAc) and beta-hydroxybutyrate (D-BHB), which the brain and body prefer as an energy source relative to glucose.

When transitioning from a predominantly carbohydrate diet to a low-carb high-fat diet, and entering a stable state of ketosis, naturally this process can take up to two weeks.

Enter The Real Ketones clinically proven exogenous ketones! The Real Ketones has successfully developed their revolutionary, patented bio-identical ketone salts that help to kickstart ketosis. By increasing your ketone levels and supplying the body with the only D-BHB formula, The Real Ketones expedites your adaptation rapidly, helps you enter and sustain ketosis in the easiest way possible to improve your overall health and well-being.

Grape Tart Ingredients: Pure Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) C8 powder, sodium beta-hydroxybutyrate, magnesium beta-hydroxybutyrate, calcium beta-hydroxybutyrate, potassium beta-hydroxybutyrate, citric acid, natural flavours, xanthan gum, rebaudioside A (stevia extract), silicone dioxide and malic acid.
From today, The Real Ketones will be available through our online store.
Choose from our Real Ketones products
One of the most needed and highly beneficial supplements you can take - man, woman or child - is omega-3 fish oil (not flaxseed oil), for dozens of benefits. One of the most studied of all supplements for decades, it has a far-reaching effect on your mood, arteries, skin and longevity. Here’s a tiny handful of benefits especially for women:

1. BREAST CANCER: research shows women with a high intake of fish oil have a 50% lower chance of contracting breast cancer – DHA is a natural anti-inflammatory which stops cellular transformation, kills cancer cells and protects against breast cancer.
2. MENSTRUAL CRAMPS/PMS: this is usually the result of too little omega-3. Take 3 fish oil soft gels daily
3. IMPROVES FERTILITY: this is directly related to the amount of fish oil you consume which balances hormones, improves hormonal levels and increases blood flow to the uterus. Eat more fatty fish too
4. HEALTHY BABIES: omega-3 fish oil is essential for a healthy pregnancy, due to excellent placental blood flow and efficient exchange of nutrients and oxygen between mother and baby it promotes
5. PRE-ECLAMPSIA PREVENTION: hypertension during pregnancy, known as pre-eclampsia is a dangerous condition – omega-3 fish oil helps to maintain healthy blood pressure in everyone reducing risk for both mother and baby.
6. FULL-TERM BABIES: fish oil reduces risk of premature birth, ensuring healthy and fully-developed lungs in the infant and a healthy birth weight.
7. FETAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: a baby’s brain is especially dependent on the fatty acids in omega-3 fish oil. DHA has been found to ensure proper brain development which also increases a child’s intelligence, eyesight and motor skills development. DHA is only found in fish oil.
8. LESS POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION: studies show women with a higher consumption of fish oil suffer significantly less postpartum depression.
9. FEWER MENOPAUSAL PROBLEMS: I see this a lot – fish oil balances hormones and dramatically reduces menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, depression and mood swings.
10. PROTECTS BONES: having high levels of fish oil fatty acids (DHA & EPA) has been shown to lower your risk of osteoporosis, which is an especially high risk for women after menopause. It even helps build bone.
11. PROTECTS YOUR HEART: heart disease kills more women prematurely than any other disease, including breast cancer – and this danger in women increases after menopause. Omega 3 fish oil with EPA and DHA is possibly one of your best defences.

Triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure all respond amazingly to fish oil – from the time a woman is born to the time she dies, fish oil is a powerful nutrient in her arsenal. It MUST be pure, top quality, molecularly distilled fish oil though, clean with no pollutants or mercury - or you are wasting your time. Have a look at those on our website here
https://sallyanncreed.co.za/shop/
Omega-3 Solution 60 cap
Omega-3 Solution 60 cap
R225
Omega 3 fish oil is a fatty acid with many benefits for the body and brain. Omega 3 Solution contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in a 18:12 ratio. EPA assists with chronic pain and inflammation, while DHA promotes brain health.
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Ever need a house doctor?
Day to day life is busy, and illness is often an inconvenient tipping point to an already packed schedule. With over 15 years of experience in clinical medicine - ranging from emergency care, family practice, paediatrics, and surgical assisting I aim to provide quality personalised medical service to my patients in the comfort of their own home, or home away from home.
DR LYNELLE HOEKS MBCHB

Growing up in Cape Town and finishing her studies at UCT in 2004, Dr Lynelle Hoeks has always had a love for sport and the outdoors. She is currently completing her specialization as a Sports Physician through UCT.

Dr Lynelle Hoeks offers house calls, so she can come through and meet you in your own home, saving you the hassle of driving.

You can visit her website - www.housedoc.co.za or follow her on Facebook and Instagram
Get in touch with Dr Hoeks
New Product: Invisi Smart™

What is Invisi Smart™? 
Invisi Smart™ is a new technology stemming from the bioactive, antimicrobial mineral Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). This mineral is naturally occurring in the Earth’s crust and recent studies have shown that when ‘activated’ by light, TiO2 has the ability to destroy a variety of microorganisms, namely bacteria, fungi and algae, as well as spores and endospores, viruses, pollutants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Invisi Smart™ is gentle and safe for humans, animals and the environment. The same technology is used to purify air and water and can be found in many cosmetics, sunscreens and foods. Useful for any surface from plastics and textiles to hospitals, homes and even schools. It is an odourless, colourless, non-toxic technology that respects the aesthetic, form and function of the object it is applied to. Once applied, it continues disinfecting for up to 5 years.

So, what’s the difference between conventional marks and ISM30 Invisi Smart Mask™ ?
Bacteria can replicate on your facemask every 20 minutes. Conventional facemasks can have an unsafe build-up of bacteria and viruses on their surface within the first 20 minutes of use. This means that they need to be changed regularly. You also risk cross-contamination when touching or changing your facemask. Invisi Smart Mask™ kills viruses and bacteria as they come into contact with the mask, allowing you to wear your mask with confidence all day… and for the next 30 days!

Buy your Invi Smart™ product

Many women are walking around with problems they don’t understand, and may have undiagnosed Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

There are a lot of symptoms like anxiety, depression, weight gain, acne, PMS, blemishes and breakouts, unwanted hair growth and infertility or lack of a menstrual cycle.

PCOS is now the most common endocrine disorder in women with up to 1 in 5 women suffering from – 20% of women.

Hormones work like little chemical messengers in your body, they determine everything from your mood, to your energy levels, to your weight – hormones affect and control so many aspects of your health, yet it can be so easy to overlook just how important they are to our well-being- until your balance is compromised.

The underlying cause for PCOS symptoms is an abnormally high level of male sex hormones compared to female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.

In a majority of PCOS cases, male sex hormones are high – this can prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg each month as they would when in a state of balance.

Female sex hormones need to be balanced with male sex hormones in the proper ratio. It’s the ratio which is out of kilter.

There are 5 types of PCOS

  1. The Classic type: high androgen levels, irregular or absent ovulation, and polycystic ovaries
  2. The Hyperandrogenic Anovulatory type: excess androgens with irregular or absent ovulation (but not polycystic ovaries)
  3. Ovulatory type: excess androgens with polycystic ovaries (but without ovulatory dysfunction)
  4. Non-Hyperandrogenic PCOS: irregular or absent ovulation and polycystic ovaries
  5. Obesity or ‘unofficial’ type: obesity with insulin resistance can lead to excess testosterone and estrogen production. This combination can result in acne, facial hair, and the irregular cycles as seen in PCOS.

Most women with PCOS are prescribed the birth control pill, but this does not fix nor halt PCOS, it merely masks the symptoms at best. The Pill is a concoction of synthetic hormones does nothing to prevent, cure, or fix PCOS or any other hormone disorder for that matter. While it seems to manage symptoms in some women but a holistic approach is best here – lower inflammation and balance hormone levels through nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle changes.

Common causes of PCOS:

  1. Genetic predisposition: PCOS is regarded as a condition that runs in families, especially if you have a diabetic parent. You don’t HAVE to go on to develop this by the way, you can ‘change your destiny’ in this instance.
  2. Poor diet: Eating too many high-glycaemic foods, such as those with a high-sugar content and refined carbohydrates.
  3. Chronic stress
  4. Too much exercise
  5. Thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism
  6. Exposure to synthetic estrogen, phytoestrogens in soy, plastics, pesticides and phthalates
  7. Obesity
  8. High insulin levels – which cause the ovaries to increase male sex hormones, preventing the ovaries’ ability to ovulate
  9. High levels of inflammation – even chronic low-grade inflammation will cause the ovaries to produce more androgens
Recognise the symptoms

There is no one reason as to why women develop PCOS. It’s also not just one single disorder but instead, at least four or five independent disorders that are all characterized by an overlapping but inconsistent set of symptoms:

  1. High androgen, or male sex hormone levels
  2. Acne
  3. Facial and body hair growth
  4. Hair loss or balding
  5. Irregular or absent menstrual cycles/infertility
  6. Excessive or heavy menstrual bleeding
  7. Ovarian cysts
  8. Darkening of the skin in the armpits, back of the neck, or groin
  9. Mood disorders
  10. Obesity and inability to lose weight with a healthy lifestyle
  11. Recurrent miscarriages
Lifestyle tips for combatting PCOS
  1. Eat WHOLE foods – create a meal plan with fresh, organic, pasture-reared food. No processed food. It MUST be a no-sugar, low carb diet to work, and you must avoid seed oils, gluten, dairy, sugar, feedlot animal protein and farmed fish. Choose wild caught fish and free-range, pasture-reared beef, lamb, chicken, etc. Avoid all grains as these become sugar in the bloodstream and will only add to your misery.
  2. DO NOT TOUCH SOY! Anything soy is taboo for you – it is the most controversial phytoestrogen and it is found in almost every packaged food, and virtually all soy is genetically modified and highly processed, which can further trigger an overload of estrogen and contribute to a new imbalance which also comes with its own set of symptoms.
  3. Use natural, organic spices and herbs – powerhouses of the correct type of phytonutrients which decrease inflammation, support liver health and nourish – best spices are cinnamon, turmeric, black cumin, coriander and ginger.
  4. Use apple cider vinegar daily as it helps to increase insulin sensitivity
  5. Don’t over-exercise, but do move
  6. Avoid toxins in food, make-up, your environment etc
  7. Learn to relax and destress
  8. Get enough GOOD quality sleep – go to bed earlier – use L-Theanine if you need it.
Nutrients to help with PCOS:
  • Berberine is absolutely excellent at helping to control blood sugar and insulin, probably the biggest culprit of all
  • Vitamin D3 – vitamin D deficiency is linked to insulin resistance, ovulatory and menstrual irregularities, obesity and decreased fertility (PCOS in a nutshell!)
  • Magnesium Citrate powder will help you to relax and destress
  • Use Pure Hydrolysed Collagen which helps to balance hormones, blood sugar levels and insulin

You will find all of these in our ONLINE STORE at www.sallyanncreed.co.za/shop

Berberine Complex
Berberine Complex
R584.10
Berberine has been used in traditional Chinese, Indian & Middle Eastern medicine for years. This amazing product lowers blood glucose levels and improves cholesterol levels.
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Vitamin D3 1000iu
Vitamin D3 1000iu
R143.10
Vitamin D3 contributes to the absorption and maintenance of normal calcium levels, and has also been shown to reduce inflammation and improve immunity.
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If you haven't watched it yet, here's an introduction to me, Roxy, and how I ended up running this wonderful business.
Winter Treats

This is the best granola I have ever eaten! this recipe was shared by a great friend of mine – Imari Du Plessis.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 160ºC
  • Using a food processor - pulse the pecan nuts & combine with coconut chips.
  • On the stove top - heat the coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds in a pot over low hea until the oil has melted.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Switch the oven off and allow the granola to dry and cool. Enjoy!

You will find all of the above ingredients available online at www.sallyanncreed.co.za/shop

We stock a wide range of PPE equipment, ranging from delightful bright cloth masks, to KN95 & surgical masks, and liquid sanitiser.

View our range of PPE equipment
We're still offering an online questionnaire that will allow us to provide you with a recommendation on which supplements you could be taking to support your wellness journey. All you need to do is complete the questionnaire below and we will be in touch with your results.
Click here to complete the questionnaire
Bye with love from us!

Till next month, God bless and lots of love from all of us at Sally-Ann Creed® and the Creed Living Team! 
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