MaxLiving Perspectives: Incorporating the 5 Essentials
“The female body is magnificent, but it doesn’t come with a lifetime warranty or an owner’s manual,” says Sara Gottfried, MD, in Younger. “Even if you haven’t been dealt platinum genes, you can still look great and age more slowly.”
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. In fact, one out of every four women dies from heart disease. Women are also more likely than men to have a stroke and experience other health conditions including autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. While many of these conditions are multifactorial, chronic inflammation and hormonal imbalances underlie them. A woman goes through many changes throughout life, including pregnancy and menopause; these physiological transitions can significantly impact a woman’s weight, health, and overall wellbeing.
Diet and lifestyle factors also influence a woman’s ability to manage symptoms of aging and risk of disease. Being proactive and working closely with your healthcare practitioner ensures that you optimally manage these life-changing transitions and remain in stellar health at any age. Talk with your healthcare practitioner about these and other strategies for optimal female health. Never
discontinue or modify any medications or other advice without your healthcare practitioner’s consent.
The underlying premise of chiropractic care is to support the health of the central nervous system
as it controls and coordinates all functions of the body.
• Chiropractic care has been shown to support the body’s healing of numerous female-related conditions including lower back pain from pregnancy, infertility, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
symptoms. These conditions impact women at different points in their lives, and chiropractors could be that missing link to help resolve your situation whether it involves pregnancy, menopause,
or PMS complications. Pregnant women have reported their lower back pain improved after being seen by a chiropractor.
• A chiropractor can also create an individualized dietary, nutrient, and lifestyle protocol that complements any other approaches you may be taking to naturally manage your health.
Follow the MaxLiving Core or Advanced Nutrition Plan (depending on your healthcare practitioner’s suggestion), which provides the correct amounts of healthy fat, protein, and nutrient-dense
carbohydrates to stay lean and healthy.
• Maintain an ideal weight. Excess body fat increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and much
• Address nutrients specific for your needs. Adolescent women need more calcium, for instance, and premenopausal women might require more iron. Talk with your healthcare practitioner about nutrient concerns specific for you.
• Avoid smoking and alcohol. Women who smoke have an increased risk of heart disease, reproductive issues, and much more. The health-damaging effects of chronic alcohol use impact women more than men and contributes to issues such as heart disease and breast cancer.
• Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates including whole grain crackers, pasta, rice, and bread. These fast-absorbing carbohydrates raise insulin levels and throw other hormones including estrogen out of balance.
• Buy organic whenever possible. Studies show that many pesticides in conventional produce are hormonal disruptors.
• Drink at least 8 glasses of clean, filtered water daily.
• Drink green tea. Green tea can also support many conditions including blood sugar control, a healthy weight, and heart health.
• The Institute of Medicine recommends that women need 25 grams of fiber per day. Start on the lower end and gradually increase intake approximately 5 grams per week. Among its benefits, the Women’s Health Initiative found dietary fiber intake could protect against colorectal cancer. Low-sugar fruits like avocado and berries, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are good fiber sources. MaxLiving’s Essential Bar makes the perfect snack, providing healthy fat, protein, and 6 grams of fiber in each bar.
• Eat consistent, nutrient-dense meals and snacks containing protein, healthy fats, and dietary fiber.
Please note: Everyone’s metabolism will be different. Work with your healthcare practitioner to develop an optimal plan to modify your eating patterns.
• Chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in many hormonal imbalances that, left unchecked, can contribute to disease. Get adequate amounts of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids from cold water wild-caught fish, grass-fed meats, walnuts, and hemp and chia seeds. Ideally, you will get 1 – 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids from the EPA and DHA in fish and fish oil.15 Talk with your healthcare practitioner about ideal doses for your health if you have any concerns.
• Avoid inflammatory fats and oils including vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils, and trans fat. Instead, opt for fats and oils rich in healthy fats including extra-virgin coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil, which are both anti-inflammatory.
• If you need a sweetener, use stevia or xylitol in small amounts. Avoid artificial sweeteners, which can adversely impact overall health.19 Animal studies show sucralose and other artificial sweeteners potentially create problems, such as gut imbalances and liver inflammation, which can adversely impact estrogen metabolism.
Manage stress levels. Hormonal imbalances and increased societal demands (including juggling work and family) are among the reasons experts argue women are more susceptible to stress.
• Get 8 – 9 hours of sleep. Women are more likely than men to struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep, therefore increasing your risk of accidents, poor concentration, increased sickness, and
weight gain. Consider a sleep and mood formula if you have trouble falling or staying asleep.
• Find a relaxation approach that works for you to maintain overall health and wellbeing. Consider yoga, meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, or deep breathing.
Oxygen & Exercise
High-intensity, short-duration exercise (HIIT or burst training), 3 – 4 times, a week makes the ideal workout for its effectiveness and time efficiency.23 Among its benefits, HIIT can support hormonal balance and lower inflammation without a significant time investment.
• Researchers found among obese young women, HIIT was a more enjoyable form of exercise than moderate-intensity exercise.
Environmental toxins are everywhere, including in food, water, beauty products, household cleaners, carpet, and furniture. Being inundated by chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates, and bisphenol A (BPA) can adversely impact hormonal balance, reproductive health, and much more among women.
• You can’t eliminate toxins, but you can minimize them and their impact. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides excellent guides to determine the best everyday foods and products that reduce your exposure to toxins:
• The least- and most-pesticide ridden produce: Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
• Beauty products: Skin Deep®
• Cleaning products: Guide to Healthy Cleaning
• For those with more advanced toxic exposure, work with your healthcare practitioner using the MaxLiving Detox System to help your body eliminate toxins naturally.
Discuss modifying doses of these supplements and including any additional supplements to benefit your health with your
|MaxLiving Daily Essentials||Time of Day|
|Women’s Multivitamin||1 capsule twice daily with meals|
|B-Complex with Delayed Release||1 capsule daily|
|Optimal Omega||2 soft gels, 1 – 2 times daily with food|
|Pro Magnesium Formula||1 teaspoon daily
*Take before bed for calming benefits*
|Vitamin C Complete||1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with dinner daily|
Additional Nutrient Support:
Please talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other additional supplements.
|Supplements||Time of Day|
|B-Complex with Delayed Release||1 capsule daily with food
(for additional stress management)
|Curcumin C3||2 capsules daily with meals
(to manage inflammation levels)
|Daily Defense||1 capsule daily with a meal
(for immune support)
|NAC + Glycine||1 teaspoon daily with meals
(for additional antioxidant support)
|FemGuard+Balance||2 capsules twice daily with meals
(for natural herbal hormonal balancing)
|BroccoProtec||1 capsule with a meal daily|
|DIM-Evail||1 soft gel with a meal daily|
Never modify any medications or other medical advice without your healthcare practitioner’s support.
This content is for informational purposes only. Any statement or recommendation in this publication does not take
the place of medical advice nor is meant to replace the guidance of your licensed healthcare practitioner. These
statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. MaxLiving information is and products are
not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or provide medical advice. Decisions to use supplements
to support your specific needs should be considered in partnership with your licensed healthcare practitioner.