Dietary Supplement to Lose Weight, Get More Energy and Clear Acne?!

Smooth 8

A simple dietary supplement that claims to help you lose weight, boost your energy and clear up acne? What tha?!! Sounds like snake oil, right?

Here is a tid-bit about the so-called miracle product…

This revolutionary alkalizing system, purifies water, boosts your energy, stimulates weight loss, kills the acidity in any beverage, and clears acne. With an alkaline level of 9.9, a few drops of Smooth 8 naturally neutralizes the acidity of any beverage — water (bottled or tap), coffee, tea, juice, soda, wine or liquor — stimulating detoxification and weight loss while adding powerful antioxidants and restoring the body’s natural pH balance. Boosting energy is a natural result of detoxification.

Acidic diets have been linked to obesity, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. Stored body fat is the body’s natural defense to protect against the acid affecting organs. With no chemicals, synthetic additives or preservatives, Smooth 8 Cleansing Water neutralizes the acids, reducing fat storage and resulting in weight loss, increased energy, mental clarity and smoother skin.

Intrigued, I decided to give it a try. It’s completely tasteless being that it’s only ingredients are ionized water, potassium, and magnesium. For someone like me, this isn’t a must-have product because I already drink plenty of ionized water, plus I have potassium in one of my daily supplements and my children and I take regular magnesium baths.

For someone less “crunchy” and health-conscious than myself, this would be an excellent product though! No fuss, no muss, just put a few drops in your water or whatever beverage you are drinking. Definitely a low-maintenance, easy way to incorporate these health benefits into your busy lifestyle.

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According to Dr. Robert O. Young, the author of The pH Miracle for Weight loss, acidity in the body is one of the biggest causes of obesity. Smooth 8 kills harmful bacteria, yeast and other pathogens including e coli and salmonella. Put 20 drops in water for any food you want to clean as well as in your drinking water – far safer than chlorine and ammonia in most drinking water!

Watch the video and see what you think…

Not only is body acidity known to be a leading cause of obesity, it can contribute to cancer as well. Cancer has a much harder time growing and producing in an alkaline environment. I’m sure Smooth 8 doesn’t want to claim to help prevent cancer, but in reality, they could since decreasing the acidity level in your body would most definitely help.

A one-ounce 600-drop bottle of Smooth 8 is only $19.95. Daily care suggests 10-20 drops per beverage, up to 60 drops per day. This means, ideally you would need at least 1 bottle per month, no more than 2 bottles per month.

Interested? Smooth 8 can be purchased at


Do you think it’s worth trying? Do you think you could benefit from a product like this? Let me know your thoughts!

Reader Mindy B. Lost 49lbs on The Dukan Diet!

As you know, I lost 18 pounds in 8 weeks on the Dukan Diet. I have been easily maintaining my new weight through the 4th and final phase of The Dukan Diet. I feel like I have a whole new lease on life!

Side by side comparison of June 18th at 128 pounds till August 11th at 110 pounds.

Upon reading about my success, it encouraged a lot of other women to try The Dukan Diet, which absolutely thrills me. I am so glad to be an inspiration to women and help them on their quest to happiness and health.

One of our winner’s of the Dukan Diet Prize Packs Giveaway wanted to share her story of weight loss with you lovely ladies as another example of how GREAT the Dukan Diet works!

Mindy says:

I started following the Dukan Diet on August 13, 2012. As of today, my total loss is 49 lbs!!!!

The diet is so easy to follow and I am never hungry. My standard breakfast of choice is non-fat Greek Yogurt with 1 tablespoon of Goji Berries and 1-2 tablespoons of oat bran. I keep the berries and oat bran at my desk at work, and bring the yogurt, which I purchase in bulk on sale, from home. When I have to eat lunch on the run, I feast on a package of smoked salmon. I frequently have a grilled salmon fillet that I get fresh from the counter at Whole Foods. When I am having a celebration with my family, I bring non-fat Ricotta cheese for my dessert. The only measuring or limits are really the oat bran and Goji Berries. After the first week, I was not even missing bread or sugar.

The biggest trick is to make sure you are never hungry. Keep snacks at work that you can turn to in order to avoid temptation. Eat as much as you need to of the permissible foods to prevent hunger. Always keep a variety of permissible proteins and veggies on hand. Drink the water, and know that there will be days where there are fluctuations in the wrong direction that are likely related to a need for more fiber. Just keep following the diet and drink more water and do not miss the oat bran, and you will get past it.

The products are quite helpful but not at all required. I make a sort of turkey chili with ground turkey, crushed tomato, coriander and cumin, and the Shirataki noodles. I served it to a friend who is not on Dukan, and she love it!

This diet has been so easy to follow and so easy to stay faithful to, and the results speak for themselves. In addition to the weight loss, my overall health has improved, and suggestions of one of my doctors to eliminate fried and fatty or greasy foods was already being addressed.

I highly recommend Dukan to anyone who is serious about losing weight in a healthy manner.

Thank you so much to Mindy for sharing her on-going success story with us! I hope this inspires you to reach your weight loss goals! I encourage you to purchase the book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever and give it a try!

Mindy gave us permission to share her success story with our readers.

Zaggora Hot Pants Review – Lose 2 Jean Sizes in 2 Weeks!

Last week I mentioned I was reviewing Zaggora Hot Pants. I wore them for 3 days and noticed immediate results! Not only did I lose one whole pants size in the first 3 days, I literally lost noticeable inches from around my waist, hips, butt and thighs.

I didn’t wear them every single day for 2 weeks like I was supposed to, but I did wear them for at least 14 days within a 3 week period. I absolutely contribute some of my weight loss success with The Dukan Diet to be partly due to the Zaggora HotPants.

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Giveaway: Pulse Yoga Express DVD

Congratulations to Sarah Z. for winning the Pulse Yoga Giveaway!

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If you are trying to lose weight or stay in shape, this is your lucky day because we are having another bonus giveaway this week! One reader of The Fashionable Housewife will receive a copy of the new Pulse Yoga Express DVD!

pulse_yoga_expressPulse Yoga is a combination of yoga flow, Pilates, core fusion and weight training, created to be an easy, quick, and fun way to incorporate multiple fitness disciplines into your everyday workout.

Pulse Yoga was created by Argie Tang and Prisca Boris, both accomplished yoga practitioners. Four different DVDs are currently available, each offering a different twist on traditional yoga workouts. Pulse Yoga I: Basic, Pulse Yoga II: Balance & Tone, Pulse Yoga III: Stamina & Strength, and Pulse Yoga Express. Each DVD features challenging and fun workouts ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.

How Does Pulse Yoga Compare to Traditional Exercise Routines?

Heart-pumping, cardiovascular exercise has not often been linked to yoga, due to its gentle, slower approach to fitness. For this reason, many people doubt the effectiveness of yoga as a main form of exercise. According to Prisca Boris, co-founder of Pulse Yoga, “the combination of free weights and micro movements in yoga create a more intense, full-body workout. It strengthens and tones key areas such as the abs, lower back, upper arms, and glutes, all while teaching core awareness.”

In an eight-week study conducted by Dr. Paul Arciero Head of Exercise Physiology at Skidmore College, participants who practiced Pulse Yoga three times a week, for 60-75 minutes a day, experienced positive results in the form of decreased body weight, hip/waist circumference, and cholesterol. The study also found Pulse Yoga to be as effective as functional training when it comes to total body fat loss, and aerobic fitness levels.

According to Dr. Arciero, “Pulse Yoga is a scientifically proven fitness concept that provides numerous benefits to one’s health. After the conclusion of my eight-week study, I had many participants ask to continue the program on their own, because of their fantastic results and experience.”

What Makes Pulse Yoga Different?

“Pulse Yoga is a new concept that adds the elements of toning and strengthening the muscles, targeting specific trouble spots, and defining the arms and glutes,” says Argie, “I wanted to create one, great routine that is light and fun.” Pulse Yoga is Argie’s new way of looking at postures, and adding new dimension to yoga for fitness.

“Through the four different DVDs, which are all on the same skill level and difficulty, you can choose to mix and match your routines, depending on which workouts you like best,” says Argie, “it is perfect for people who want to build bone density, create firm, sculpted arms, toned buttocks, and a flat stomach without having to go to the gym.”

Who Can Benefit from Pulse Yoga?

    Prisca notes that Pulse Yoga is great for anyone who is interested in increasing their strength and wants to improve their overall bone density and health. Argie and Prisca have introduced Pulse Yoga to everyone from professional athletes to young adults, noting each group gains something different and important from the class. “For athletes, Pulse Yoga can help lessen recovery time and improve performance. Young adults enjoy the class because they learn about their own bodies and understanding balance,” says Prisca, “women of all ages, especially those who are older and concerned about their bone health, are perfect candidates for the system since it incorporates weight training in a gentle way.”

We’re giving you the chance to win the Pulse Yoga EXPRESS DVD so you can keep your body healthy and looking great in only 30 minutes a day!

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Contest runs from September 1st till September 6th. Last chance to enter is Sept 6th at 11:59pm ET. A winner will be contacted on or before Sept 7th, 2009 and asked for full name, along with their mailing address. If no response is given within 24 hours, a different winner will be chosen, so please be sure to check your email. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open to USA and Canada!!

About Pulse Yoga

Pulse Yoga is a result of Yoga Instructor Argie Tang’s personal quest to find yoga routines that accomplish much more than other yoga styles. After being diagnosed with osteopenia, Argie began incorporating weight training into her yoga practice, in an effort to add more toning, strengthening, and muscle definition without using machines in a gym. Pulse Yoga combines all of the best elements and disciplines of Pilates, Weight Training, and Yoga. It includes micro movements that primarily target areas such as the gluteus muscles, abdominals, upper arms and lower back. These micro movements within the yoga postures are highly effective with results that are noticeable immediately. Pulse Yoga DVDs are available in I (Basic), II (Strength & Stamina), III (Balance & Tone), and Express Versions, for $14.99 each. For more information, please visit

One More Attempt To Lose Post-Partum Pounds

This will be my last attempt in 2008 to try to lose those post partum baby pounds I keep toting around…

I started the Sensa weight loss program on 11/1. So far, so good…

What is Sensa?

    Sensa is unlike any other weight-loss program. It is a 6-month system of Tastants that are sprinkled on your food to help you feel full faster, stay satisfied longer and lose weight.

    It is not a diet. You can continue to eat all your favorite foods and still lose weight. There are no prepackaged meals, stimulants, drugs or diuretics.

    It uses your senses of smell and taste to control appetite. Although many people think the feeling of hunger or fullness comes from your stomach – it is actually governed by the satiety center in your brain. When Sensa Tastants are sprinkled on food, it triggers this satiety center, so you feel satisfied with less food.

    It is scientifically proven. Sensa’s patent-pending technology was proven to be effective in one of the largest clinical studies ever conducted on a non-prescription weight-loss product.

    To learn more about Sensa visit

Since starting Sensa on November 1st, I lost the whopping 8 pounds I gained during my 10 day vacation in Naples, FL. (How one gains 8 pounds in 10 days is beyond me… I’m not sure if it was just water weight or whether it was actual poundage from eating 3 meals a day in restaurants…)

I can’t tell if the Sensa helped me lose those 8 pounds or whether they just went away from coming home and starting to eat healthy again. I did notice that I have been eating a lot less since I started using Sensa. I’ve also replaced a couple of my regular meals with salads as well, which I’m sure helped a little bit.

Sensa is supposed to help you lose like 30 pounds in 6 months. Sounds great, right? Well 30 pounds is just about what I need to lose. I weighed 138lbs the day before I started using Sensa. I’m down to 130lbs today… I need to lose 21 pounds to be down to my pre-pregnancy weight and another 5 or 6 pounds to be where I want to be and used to be for most of my twenties…

So I’m pretty positive about Sensa right now… It seems like it’s working and that makes me happy!! Anything that will help me feel better about myself and help me look better deserves all the praise in the world!!! I will keep you updated on my weightloss…

Now to share the happiness… If you’re at all intrigued by Sensa and want to try it for yourself, you can get 15% off your order and free shipping with coupon code: rocketxl

If that isn’t good enough for you, then we’ve got something else to tantalize you with. A contest!

Here are the rules for the before/after contest:

Based on the most dramatic change, 3 winners will be selected to win an additional 6-month supply of Sensa and other Intelligent Beauty products.

To be considered you will need to post before and after photos (faces may be covered) in our comment section or on your own site. To be considered you will need to post the photos during the week of February 2-6 and email the link to the post to

Let me know if you have any questions!