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In This Issue...                                                             May 8, 2006
  •    The Sequoia Advisor Gets
              National Exposure

  •    Probiotics: The Good Bacteria
              Your Digestive System Needs

  •    Fuchsia Friday, May 12th, 2006...
               Let the FUN Begin

  •    Make Vitamin Supplements a Part of
              Your Healthy Lifestyle Program

  •    The Recipe Corner... NEW on the
              FREE STUFF page of our Website

The Sequoia Advisor Goes National

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Probiotics: The Good Bacteria

     Your Digestive System Needs

One of the greatest challenges of taking medications is to derive their positive benefits without incurring their negative side effects or their ability to disrupt the body?s natural bacterial balance. Taking antibiotics is especially damaging because they indiscriminately kill both "good" and "bad" bacteria in your body. This opens the door to secondary viral and yeast infections. Most medications, whether they are prescription or over the counter (OTC), change the body's pH levels and make it difficult for "good" bacteria to keep the "bad" bacteria in check.
Probiotics to the rescue. 

Probiotics, meaning "for life," are a class of beneficial bacteria that help support good health. Your body's health is dependent upon a balance of "good" and 'bad" bacteria that are responsible for digesting food, maintaining healthy skin, stimulating your immune system and preventing cancer and ulcers. In a great article on the subject entitled, Probiotics: The Good Bacteria Your Digestive System Needs by John Walker, MD, he states "In humans, there are thousands upon thousands of strains and billions of bacteria that may inhabit the intestinal tract. Often times, an imbalance between beneficial "good bacteria" and pathogenic, or harmful, "bad bacteria" can mean the difference between health and disease."

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Solution... Adopt a well balanced nutritional program and include Probiotic supplements. This will maintain a healthy bacterial balance especially in the stomach and intestinal tract.  Food sources of Probiotics are yogurt, kefir and some cheeses. Probiotics provide their beneficial effect from being both an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory especially to the stomach lining. Experts suggest a daily dose of 100 million to 10 billion Probiotic bacteria per day from foods and supplements combined

Do you want more information on Probiotics or have questions about your nutritional or supplement program? Please email me at We can review your questions over the phone or arrange for a FREE in-person consultation to discuss your concerns.

Remember... a balanced lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle!

Fuchsia Friday, May 12th, 2006
     Let the FUN Begin     

We've already talked about how Osteoporosis prevention needs to start young (age 9) and continue through your entire lifetime.
Fuchsia Friday at Sequoia Health is dedicated to FUN Physical Activities. Come and try our newest weight bearing game Whack-it TM; more FUN than racquetball, easier to learn than tennis and a better workout than a treadmill! Easy to learn and play. Good for all ages. Mothers bring your daughters, grandmothers bring your daughters. We will have games and lessons from 4 pm to 7 pm. Come play, Whack-it TM you'll love it!

Fuchsia Friday at Sequoia Health is dedicated to education. Educational materials on Osteoporosis prevention will be available helping you learn how to take charge of your bone health. We'll also have some delicious, calcium-rich recipes to try at home compliments of Michele Powers of NutrientChef.

Fuchsia Friday at Sequoia Health is the kick-off for our monthly Herndon/Reston Osteoporosis Prevention Support Group. All donations and proceeds go to the National Osteoporosis Foundation in their continuing efforts to fund educational programs and raise awareness for Osteoporosis prevention.

For more information on Fuchsia Friday or answers to specific questions about Osteoporosis prevention, please email me at

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Make Vitamin Supplements a Part of Your
    Healthy Lifestyle

Chronic diseases like heart, cancer, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis are all reaching epidemic proportions in this country. Like a broken bone, chronic diseases are not an easy fix robbing you of a high quality of life right when you are most looking forward to it. Many national, brand-name vitamins have such low potencies that they do little to help prevent chronic diseases.

Vitamins, as a part of a total healthy lifestyle program, are a good tool in preventing chronic disease. In an article published in a 2002 issue of JAMA called Vitamins for Chronic Disease Prevention in Adults Clinical Applications by Robert H. Fletcher MD and Kathleen M. Fairfield, MD "Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone; it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements. Physicians should make specific efforts to learn about their patients' use of vitamins to ensure that they are taking the vitamins they should."

Solution... Look for supplements that are strong enough to make a difference in your health and are the highest quality available. Vitamins are made from concentrated food substances, so choosing the highest quality you can afford will keep you safe and provide maximum effectiveness. To see significant preventative health benefits, adequate strengths are also important. Your vitamin needs are unique and any supplement program should be customized to fit you and you alone.  

The best way to prevent disease and improve quality of life is to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Vitamins and minerals are an important but only one part of that healthy approach to living.  Find out if your lifestyle is in balance by taking
a moment and filling out our Health Investment Questionnaire (HIQ). Once you complete your HIQ; we'll calculate your LifeScore and arrange for a FREE telephone or in-person consultation to discuss your results.

The Recipe Corner

Click on our new recipes section compliments of Michele Powers of NutrientChef.

News From Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc.

The Sequoia System is a revolutionary way of helping you achieve strength, vitality and good health in less time and with less effort. Unlike other approaches The Sequoia System improves both your mental and physical fitness making positive healthy lifestyle changes complete and permanent. The Sequoia System benefits you in four important ways. You receive: - A Healthy Life Plan that is a step by step road map to achieving the changes you?ve always hoped for on your journey to better health - A balanced and integrated approach to your health and fitness activities including physical activity that is fun; nutrition that optimally fuels your body; and stress reduction techniques that produce greater results in less time - A supportive health and fitness team available 24/7 guaranteeing your success by offering individualized programs, personal attention and motivation - A cutting edge health and fitness information service provided by experts in their fields helping you apply the latest scientific health and fitness breakthroughs to your program.     

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Woody McMahon has been working in the health and fitness profession for over 20 years. Before starting his career Woody earned his Bachelor of Science degree in human biology from the University of Maryland, his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer College of Chiropractic and is certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength Professionals Association. Woody's unique integrative approach to health and fitness - combining fun physical activity, healthy eating and relaxation and stress reduction activities allows him to help many people that are considered beyond help.

Continued Good Health,


Woody McMahon 
Sequoia Advisor  

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Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc.
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Herndon, VA 20170

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