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  • What TeleWellnessMD® Does for Trim® Nutrition Clients

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    You’ve probably heard the good news that Trim® Nutrition recently launched a new online wellness management platform, TeleWellnessMD®.  What does this mean for you?  This convenient, user-friendly platform serves to provide a safe and easy way for you to connect with our network of wellness medical professionals.  Here’s how it works!

    What does TeleWellnessMD® do?

    The platform offers accessible wellness management options for clients through convenient consultations with wellness providers offered nationwide Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

    Because national health regulations require a consultation for prescription compounded products, TeleWellnessMD® provides easy access to refills of your favorite products.

    What are the benefits of using TeleWellnessMD®?

    • Affordable wellness consultations
    • Fast and convenient prescription refills
    • Basic and comprehensive hormone laboratory testing
    • Access to personal wellness advisors
    • No consultation needed for oral nutraceuticals only
    • Coming Soon- Auto payment and refill options, new products and services!

    As a TeleWellnessMD® client, you have access to affordable products and services and personalized wellness plans for weight management, disease prevention and anti-aging.  Wellness plans assist you with managing: vitamin and nutrient deficiencies; hormone imbalance; immune support; athletic performance improvement; antioxidant support; inflammation reduction; improved sleep quality; energy improvement through metabolic enhancement; natural and wellness support to most medical conditions.

    Can anyone use TeleWellnessMD®?

    To use the services of TeleWellnessMD®, you must be over the age of 18 and maintain an established relationship with a primary care physician with routine checkups.  TeleWellnessMD® does not provide primary care medical services.

    Ready to get started?

    Call (877) 659-6050

    Questions?

    Call the number above or visit the FAQ section of TeleWellnessMD.com.

    About Our Partners:

    TeleWellnessMD®
    Telemedicine is elevating access and convenience of medical care to a higher standard. TelewellnessMD® provides client care for age management, general nutrition and weight management needs through an online platform and network of wellness medical providers.  Consultations are available nationwide Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.  All TeleWellnessMD® clients maintain an established relationship with a primary care physician including routine checkups. TeleWellnessMD® does not provide primary care medical services or prescribe any scheduled drugs.  For more information visit TeleWellnessMD.com.

    Trim® Nutrition
    Healthy Products Created By People Who Care
    Trim® Nutrition’s product line includes vitamins, supplements, protein shakes, bars and proprietary vitamin injections compounded in our certified, licensed pharmacy using the highest quality ingredients.  Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, for more than ten years Trim® Nutrition’s clinical staff of physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and research and development specialists are dedicated to the mission of Making Bodies Better™.  For more information visit TrimNutrition.com.

    Empower Pharmacy
    Empower Pharmacy works with TeleWellnessMD® to provide doctor-formulated compounded pharmaceutical products.  Empower Pharmacy strictly adheres to all guidelines outlined by the United States Pharmacopeia's Chapter <797> for the compounding of sterile pharmaceutical preparations. Furthermore, Empower Pharmacy follows the guidance provided by the FDA’s Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) Sec. 460.200 “Pharmacy Compounding.” Federal, state and consultant agencies have performed detailed inspections of their facilities assuring compliance with the necessary regulations to ensure client safety.  For more information visit EmpowerRXPharmacy.com.

  • Trim Nutrition’s “College Survival Kits” provide students with nutrition and energy on the go!

    College is a whole new world for freshmen, and frenetic time for students regardless of how close they are to earning their degree. Between a schedule that is packed with attending lectures, cramming for exams, working part-time jobs and imbibing in night life, many kids tend to ignore proper nutrition or find it difficult to eat right. Recognizing this, Trim Nutrition developed a College Saver Survival Kit and a College Super Survival Kit to help students have an easier time eating healthy, maintaining focus and staying energetic.

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    The College Saver Survival Kit ($64) includes:

    10 Trim Fuel chocolate peanut butter protein bars

    • 10 single-serving packets of Trim Fuel Protein
    • Trim shaker bottle
    • Exam Cram TeaZa Energy Pack
    • Vitamin C
    • TeaZa Energy wristband
    • 1 TeaZa Energy sample of each flavor to pass out
    • Trim Tips for a healthy student

    The College Super Survival Kit ($170) features:

    30 Trim Fuel chocolate peanut butter protein bars

    • 30 single-serving packets of Trim Fuel Protein
    • Trim shaker bottle
    • Exam Cram TeaZa Energy Pack
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin D3 Chewables
    • Powercell
    • TeaZa energy cozy
    • TeaZa Energy wristband
    • 1 TeaZa Energy sample of each flavor to pass out
    • Trim Tips for a healthy student

    TeaZa energy pouches and Trim Fuel protein bars are two of Trim Nutrition’s most popular products.

    TeaZa is an innovative offering that uses oral stimulation to bolster energy and focus, control appetite and dramatically reduce the urge to chew tobacco or smoke.  Featuring a special blend of tea and natural herbs, TeaZa pouches include Yerba Mate and Green Tea leaf, which produce a long-lasting boost of energy and helps suppress the appetite. Green tea leaf is also potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body. Eleuthero root, another herb in TeaZa, boosts concentration and focus without the crash associated with coffee and energy drinks. Rhodiola root can stimulate the nervous system, fight depression, enhance work performance and decrease fatigue.

    Trim Fuel protein bars are unique because they have a chocolate coating that surrounds a moist center filled chia seeds and peanut butter. The bars contain highest healthy Omega Fatty Acid count on the market, and the chia seeds provide prolonged energy.

    Founded by Brent Agin MD – who is the co-author of Healthy Aging for Dummies (Wiley 2008) and Superfoods for Dummies (Wiley May 2009) – Trim has an array of nutritional products that are formulated by the company’s staff of physicians, clinical pharmacists, registered nurses, and research and development specialists at the headquarters in Clearwater. Trim’s product line includes vitamins, protein shakes and bars, energy shots that include herbs and vitamins and B12 injections among other offerings.

  • New Gluten Free Protein Bar

    chia seed barTrim Nutrition embraces the nutrient punch of the ancient chia seed in its Trim Fuel protein bars while being gluten free as well. 

    Clearwater, Fla. – An ancient source of nutrition once used by Aztec warriors for energy before engaging in battle, chia seeds are rapidly gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers. In fact, many health industry professionals have coined 2013 as “The Year of the Chia” because the seed is seemingly everywhere, much like kale and flaxseeds in previous years. Trim Nutrition’s new Fuel protein bar has a chocolate coating that surrounds a moist center filled with chia and peanut butter.

    Many Americans – at least those who are 40 and older – think of the humorous “chia pet” gift in which you can grow hair on pottery that is shaped like an animal. The nutrient punch that chia seeds contain; however, is no joke.

    Originally grown in Central and South America, these black or white seeds have been a staple in the natives’ diet for centuries. After studying the multitude of benefits that chia seeds provide, Trim Nutrition decided to make them a core ingredient in its Trim Fuel Bars.

    Bolstered by chia, the Trim Fuel bar has just 180 calories, 9 grams of impact carbs, 10 grams of protein, 9 grams of fiber and high amounts of Omega Fatty Acids.

    Here are nine ways that chia seeds can enhance your overall health:

    1. Chia Seeds Are Packed With Nutrients

    Chia seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals.  They contain five times more calcium than milk, two times more potassium than bananas, three times more iron than spinach and three times more antioxidants than blueberries.

    Chia seeds are also the richest plant-based source of essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6. In just two tablespoons, chia seeds provide 10 grams - or one-third - the daily recommended intake of fiber. Two tablespoons of chia seeds have 18 percent of the daily recommended intake of calcium, 35 percent phosphorus, 24 percent magnesium, and 50 percent manganese.

    2. They Are Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet

    Chia seeds are basically tasteless, which makes is easy to incorporate them into your diet.  Eat them raw, create a gel or substitute them when baking. Add chia seeds to your everyday recipes and double the nutritional value of a food.

    Use chia seeds instead of eggs to make your next recipe a low-cholesterol option. Simply place one tablespoon of chia seeds in three tablespoons of water. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.

    Because of all the amazing antioxidants, chia seeds have an incredible shelf life. They can last for two years without refrigeration.

    3. Chia Seeds Improve Heart Health

    These little super foods are packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  These essential fatty acids help support the immune, cardiovascular, nervous, and reproductive systems.

    A study at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto showed participants who regularly ate chia seeds had significantly lower blood pressure. Also, their blood was thinner and less prone to clotting. This incredible transformation took place just three months after adding chia to their diet.

    4.  Diabetics and Gluten-Free Patients Love Chia

    Chia seeds are gluten free, so they can greatly enhance the limited diet of gluten-free patients and fill nutritional gaps.

    In addition, chia seeds help stabilize blood sugar levels.  By slowing down the rate at which complex carbohydrates are digested and assimilated into the body, the soluble fiber helps to stabilize glucose levels. They also reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin.

    5.  Athletes love the Super food

    The word chia comes from the Mayan word for “strength,” and it is said a single tablespoon of chia seeds can sustain a person for 24 hours.  It’s no surprise modern day athletes love the seeds.

    Chia seeds absorb nine times their volume in water. This means an athlete will receive an abundance of energy, prolonged hydration and enhanced retention of electrolytes.  Many people say chia seeds help them perform at optimal levels for longer periods of time.

    6.  Chia Seeds Reduce Inflammation

    Many arthritis patients turn to chia seeds for a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory tool.  The high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids helps lubricate the joints, keeping them comfortable.

    7.  Weight Loss and Weight Management are Easier with Chia Seeds

    Chia seeds help people shed unwanted pounds by boosting the metabolism, promoting the development of lean muscle mass and making you feel full longer, which helps reduce food cravings between meals.

    8.  They Are Better Than Expensive Anti-Aging Creams

    Chia seeds are chock full of antioxidants. They have more than nearly any other food, including blueberries. These antioxidants are a powerful tool against the free radicals that threaten the youthful and radiant appearance of our skin.

    9.  Chia Seeds Give Your Brain a Boost

    Fatty acids make our cell membranes more flexible and efficient. This means that nutrients are more readily available and nerve transmissions happen more efficiently.  Chia seeds, and the fatty acids they contain, help improve brain function, memory and concentration.

    Founded by Brent Agin MD – who is the co-author of Healthy Aging for Dummies (Wiley 2008) and Superfoods for Dummies (Wiley May 2009) – Trim Nutrition has an array of nutritional products that are formulated by the company’s staff of physicians, clinical pharmacists, registered nurses, and research and development specialists at the headquarters in Clearwater. Trim’s product line includes vitamins, supplements, protein shakes and bars and vitamins among other offerings. Keeping checking back as new products are introduced regularly.

    For more information, visit www.trimnutrition.com.

  • National Smoke-Out Day

    Did you know November 21st is National Smoke-Out Day?  The global day of observation is intended to encourage people to abstain from tobacco for a 24-hour period.  Ultimately, this day, and the abstention from tobacco, is intended to draw attention to the widespread reliance on tobacco.  By doing so, health professionals hope to draw even more attention to the negative ramifications of tobacco addiction.

    National Smoke-Out Day was launched by the World Health Organization in 1987.  Since then, the movement has been met with a great deal of enthusiasm and support from people all over the globe.

    How Do You Celebrate?

    What does National Smoke-Out Day mean to you?  Have you recently quit smoking?  Is November 21st a holiday for you, a chance to congratulate yourself on your amazing accomplishment?  Or maybe it is the perfect time to reflect and remember those you love who have suffered from the devastating effects of tobacco addiction.  Perhaps it is the ideal time to join an anti-tobacco cause and help raise awareness.

    Or maybe, National Smoke-Out Day is the chance you’ve been waiting for.  Maybe it is the perfect excuse to finally kick your unhealthy habit.  Are you ready?  Do you want to quit depending on tobacco?

    TeaZa Can Help!

    Have you tried to quit tobacco?  Have you realized it is easier said than done?  Perhaps all you need is a little support, encouragement and oral stimulation.

    TeaZa is the perfect solution to all your addiction dilemmas.  It is the ideal quit-smoking-aid because it is comprised of healthy, all-natural ingredients.

    Many people gain weight when they try to quit smoking.  Fighting the urge associated with oral stimulation is one of the hardest to break.  When quitting tobacco, people often turn to food to provide the necessary enjoyment for their mouth.

    Fortunately, TeaZa will help keep unwanted pounds at bay.  The TeaZa energy pouch will provide all the oral stimulation your mouth desires.  When cravings strike, simply slip the pouch in place.

    If you want to quit tobacco, November 21st is the perfect day to give it a try.  Stock up on TeaZa products and you’ll be all set to go.  Kick that nasty habit once and for all!

  • Understanding IV Nutrient Therapy

    IV, or intravenous, nutrient therapy provides the body with vital nutrients by accessing a vein with a small needle, and allowing the nutrients to run through the bloodstream. This therapy is a way of getting vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or other nutrients, to the bloodstream, and then the cells, quickly.

    How IV Nutrient Therapy Works

    When a person consumes nutrients through an oral tablet, some of the benefits may be lost. Taking nutrients intravenously allows the substance to bypass the digestive system, and go straight to the cells. This process allows for the full absorption of the nutrient.

    Special Benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy

    Any form of nutrient consumption is better than none, but intravenous nutrient therapy allows the body to get the full potential a nutrient has to offer. Consuming vitamins and minerals intravenously keeps the body’s immune system functioning correctly, hydrates the body, boosts metabolism, and increases energy.

    Who Needs IV Nutrient Therapy?

    Generally speaking, IV nutrient therapy should be considered by anyone who is looking to lead a healthy life. However, there are some individuals who cannot get nutrients any other way besides intravenously. This process works wonders for those who have trouble absorbing nutrients, or have a deficiency so high that proper diet and pills won’t regulate their levels.

    There are certain health conditions that can be treated with IV nutrient therapy, such as:

    • Celiac Disease
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    IV nutrient therapy also helps with neurological diseases like depression, fatigue, anxiety, and even Parkinson’s disease.

    The Process of IV Nutrient Therapy

    The process can be done two ways: a small amount of the nutrients can be slowly pushed into the body over a period of fifteen minutes, or, they can take the form of a saline solution, and be dripped into the bloodstream for thirty minutes, or up to two hours, depending on the nutrient solution.

    Small Complications

    There are a few, non-serious, complications a person may encounter during IV nutrient therapy.

    • A small feeling of tenderness around the injection site
    • Slight swelling of the vein
    • Fatigue

    It is important to note that the fatigue a person may feel, is the result of a very positive process. IV nutrient therapy allows the vitamins and minerals to go straight to the cell, which then rids itself of any acquired toxins. This process leads to a sort of detoxification in the cells. A person should not worry, as any feeling of fatigue is temporary, and should disappear in a day or two.

    IV Nutrients Provided by Trim

    Here at Trim, we offer a variety of physician-formulated IV nutrient therapies such as sport performance, anti-aging, immune boosting, mental alertness, and migraine prevention. The vitamins and minerals found in the products consist of:

    • Vitamin B6
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin B Complex
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Vitamin C

    For some people, obtaining the adequate amount of nutrients through diet and oral tablets alone isn’t enough. Intravenous nutrient therapy is the most efficient way to absorb the vitamins and minerals a body needs for healthy function.

  • Hormone Optimization

    Hormones are dominant in a person’s make-up, and are required for most normal functions of the body. The slightest change in hormone levels can lead to a hormonal imbalance – when the body’s chemical messengers (hormones) are no longer functioning the way they should. If a hormonal imbalance is left untreated, it can progress into serious diseases, like diabetes.

    Trim offers a program to help individuals get their hormones back to the optimum levels, and therefore, keep their bodies’ functioning at optimum levels as well.
    Causes of Hormonal Imbalance

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  • How to Give an Intramuscular Injection

    Many people rely on injections for their essential vitamin and mineral supplements.  Health professionals agree that injections are the preferred method of supplementation because 100% of the dose is absorbed by the body.  When using other forms – pills, drops, skin patches, etc. – a significant portion of the dose is lost.  By injecting the dose directly into the muscle, patients can avoid the absorption issues associate with other types of supplementation.

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  • The Importance of Iodine

    Iodine is an essential nutrient.  It also happens to be an aspect of our diet that we give very little thought to.  Unfortunately, this neglectful thinking can be very dangerous.

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  • Male Hormone Imbalance

    Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that travel through the bloodstream.  They are made by the endocrine system in the pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenal gland, pancreas and testes.

    Happy manOccasionally, people can develop a hormone imbalance.  In the past, it was believed that only women suffered from hormone imbalances.  The medical condition known as menopause was the most widely known cause for hormone irregularities.  However, it has been discovered that men can also suffer hormone imbalances.  While not as drastic as the sudden onset of menopause, the hormone loss for men is much more subtle and gradual.  In men, the most common hormone imbalance is low testosterone.

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  • What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

    Adrenal fatigue is a medical condition sometimes known as hypoadrenia.  The condition occurs when the adrenal glands fail to function properly.

    What Happens to the Body During Adrenal Fatigue?

    The adrenal glands, located near the kidneys, can easily become overtaxed and fail to produce adequate quantities of necessary hormones.

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