A Gift May Be Waiting For You

Hey Friends,

I messed up today. I was busy answering emails and let the time get away. It was 1:30 PM and I had not taken my SlimMax. I wondered why my tummy was making growling sounds. When I realized what I had done, I jumped up and rush to the kitchen for my SlimMax. Now I need to wait 30 minutes after I take it before I eat. Just like an Advil it takes 30 minutes for the pain to go away and it take SlimMax 20- 30 minutes to activate the appetite suppressant.

I thought about just skipping lunch but I know that is a BIG NO NO, if you’re trying to lose weight. If you skip meals it slows your metabolism way down. Your brain tells your system you’re starving and to slow it down to save your fat to live off of.

For best results eat 3 meals, 2 snacks a day. When I say 3 meals, I don’t mean to sit down and eat 3,000 calorie meals. And for snacks, choose something light. I usually choose fruit, or cheese and 2 crackers.

On Monday I posted on Facebook how I went away for the weekend and left all my natural supplements at home including SlimMax. The appetite suppressant stayed somewhat active in my system. BUT the cravings were raging. I wanted nacho’s, popcorn, a hot dog. All the good things they have in the concession stand at a basketball game. So it was one of these days that I just used portion control. 

To be honest on some days I don’t eat enough to keep my metabolism moving fast enough. I’ve noticed on weeks that I’ve not ate enough, the scales don’t move as much as weeks I’ve ate enough to keep my metabolism chugging along. It’s hard to remember to eat when you aren’t hungry.

I usually only weigh on Friday’s and log my weight. When I got up Monday morning.  I thought I better get on the scale to see how much damage I had done over the weekend. I was shocked. I dropped 2 pounds. It was probably from running, well OK walking up a bunch of steps to the concession stand, more than once. Plus I used portion control, but ate enough to keep my metabolism working like a fat burning furnace.

I also shared in my SlimMax Facebook post, sometimes I forget what a difference SlimMax has made in my life until days like the this past weekend. I set down in the seat at the basketball game without squeezing in the seat and was totally comfort all through the game. To some that may seem funny but trust me for anyone overweight knows exactly what I’m talking about.  If you’re not overweight, I have no doubt you know someone you love that is. Please share today’s post with them.

There are many times when I’m out and about and I’ll see people that are so overweight they can barely walk. The honest truth, it makes my heart ache. One, I’ve been there and I know how they feel. Second, I know they are killing them self with a knife and fork. Someone who loves them will be forced to give them up, much to soon.

Last week I posted a before and after picture of me. I just don’t want you to take my word for it though. So today, I’m posting a before and picture of one of our customers. We’ve become friends over her weight loss journey.

LindaGbeforeandafterI can’t count how many times I’ve said, I wish we could give SlimMax away to everyone that needs it. Unfortunately we can’t. However, today we are going to give 4 bottles away. No strings attached, we’ll even pay the postage. The first 4 people that send me an email to jmarlin@purehealthtrends.com. Simply state, I would like a complimentary bottle of SlimMax and include your address. For those that aren’t in the first 4, I’ll send you a coupon code for $5.00 OFF the already sales price of $25.00. It will be your choice if you want to use it. Like I said earlier, NO STRINGS ATTACHED!

Until Next Time …. Lose Weight … Feel Better!



YOU Can Do It

Good Morning Friends,

A couple days a go I posted how it made me sad so many people had more than likely gave up on their New Year Resolution to lose weight in 2016. I’ve been thinking about it even more for the last 2 days.

When I started on my weight loss journey it wasn’t a New Years Resolution. Even if you have messed up on your New Year Resolution, it’s not to late to start again. It’s never to late.

One of the things I’ve done on the road to losing 90 pounds, I learned early on in my journey, there is going to be times you eat to much. When that happens don’t be one of those people that says, I’ll wait until Monday or the first of the month to start again. Sound familiar?

I was one of those people for years. Once I stopped that mindset. I continued to lose weight. Don’t get me wrong there has been times I ate more than I should. But I didn’t wait until Monday to start over. I started over the same day.

Most of the times I ate to much wasn’t because I was hungry, it was because I was stressed. You can’t beat up on yourself for being human. It’s important to get in the right mindset, I can do this no matter how many times I start over.

The good news, there is a natural appetite suppressant and fat burner supplement, SlimMax. If you take SlimMax you will have fewer of those times you will need to start over because you’ve ate to much. Friends, if I can lose weight (90 pounds) after being obese all my adult life so can YOU. Who couldn’t lose weight when they’re not hungry with no cravings?

If you have questions I’m always here to help you. If you have a question about weight loss or SlimMax send me a message at jmarlin@purehealthtrends.com or write in comment box at the end of the post.

 I still have 50 pounds to reach my goal, so I’m with you in your weight loss journey, even if you haven’t started yet!

Until Next Time … YOU can do this … Lose weight … Be healthier




Hi Friends,

When I looked at the calendar this morning, it said January 6, 2016. I felt a rush of sorrow in the pit of my stomach. I suspect there is already a high percentage of people who have already failed at their New Resolution to lose weight because they’ve already gave up. Speaking from my own personal struggles with not being able to lose weight I 100% relate.

The statistics are more than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. You may find those statistics hard to believe. Even I found it hard to believe. Over the holiday season when I was out in public more I started to notice the largest percentage of people are overweight and what’s even sadder not just by 10 or 20 pounds but by 50 pounds or in some people even more.

You may wonder why I find being overweight sad. Well it’s because I’ve been there and it is so hurtful and even embarrassing. Before I lost 90 pounds if I saw a friend from high school or someone I hadn’t seen since I gained so much weight, I would turn around and go the other way, so I wouldn’t have to talk to them. What is worst I totally isolated myself from my very best friend in high school. She would beg me to get together for lunch or a visit and I would make up excuse after excuse. It brings tears to my eyes when I think that someone I truly love and was joined at the hip with in our younger years, I’ve not seen her in many years. We communicate through email occasionally, and I continue to promise we’ll go to lunch soon. I still have 50 pounds to lose, so I never go the extra step in setting a date. Now I know this is totally ridiculous but I’m very sensitive about being overweight, even if it’s only by 50 pounds. It’s my goal to see my best friend from high school in 2016.

There are so many things that has caused me pain being overweight and even things it’s prevented me from doing. Not to mention the many many things I’ve done to lose weight and failed which I’ll share over time.

With the number of overweight people in the USA I can’t believe that there isn’t many people that can relate to my story. Which is the reason I’m sharing this today. I don’t wish the suffering, pain and struggles I’ve been through on anyone. I want to help them lose weight and end their battle with being unhealthy and overweight. I feel so much better physically, mentally and emotional since lose weight. If I can do it anyone can do it.

After being overweight all my adult life, I finally found the answer to losing weight. SlimMax gave me the willpower to lose weight without being hungry or suffering with cravings. Plus SlimMax is a fat burner.  I started my weight loss journey in my late 50’s. This is a real and very true story. Check out the difference after a 90 pound weight loss.

Jackie Marlin Before and After


Oh I know all the experts say you shouldn’t always sell a product on your blog. But how­ can I help overweight men and women lose weight if I don’t share with them where to get SlimMax. So here you go, get SlimMax on sale for $25.00 at our Pure Health Trends web store.

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If you ever have any questions about SlimMax or my weight loss journey please email me at jmarlin@purehealthtrends.com or write in the blogs comment section. I seriously from the bottom of my heart want to help others lose weight so than will be healthier and live longer.

Until Next Time …. Never Give Up … It’s Never To Late.


New Year Ahead

Hi Blogger Friends,

As I look ahead to 2016, I know there is a lot of people with a New Year resolution to lose weight, including me. I’ve lost 90 pounds on my weight loss journey but still have 50 pounds to reach my goal. I’ve found instead of focusing on your total weight loss goal, set your goal 10 pounds at a time. My first goal is to lose 10 pounds by March 1, 2016.

My journey so far has NOT been hard because I don’t get hungry or have raging cravings for fattening food. And even occasionally when I do SlimMax allows me to eat anything I want but maintain portion control.

When I first started on my weight loss journey, I wanted to lose weight to look better and to be able to wear skinny jeans and to feel comfortable in public wearing a bathing suit. However, even though it still remains a reason why I want to reach my weight loss goal. But the main reason has changed. Now I want to lose weight for health reasons too.

I find it amazing more than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) are extremely obese. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese.

Here is just a few health risk for being overweight or obese:

High Blood Pressure


Type 2 Diabetes

To see a complete list of all the health risk please visit the following link:


I encourage anyone wanting to lose weight to start today! Order a bottle of SlimMax. It’s on sale now for $25.

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SlimMax will help you lose weight without being hungry. Plus stop cravings! SlimMax has a 100% money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose but weight.

I have a strong passion to help people lose weight. Even though I still have weight to lose, I’m certain SlimMax has changed and extended my life. I’ve been overweight for all of my adult life and with the weight I’ve lost to this point has already helped me feel so much better and can do things I haven’t been able to do in years (like going to the movie and fit comfortably in the seat). I’m always available to answer any question you may have. Over my weight journey I’ve learned some very good weight loss tips and I’ll be happy to share them with you,  email me at my personal email. jmarlin@purehealthtrends.com

Until Next Time Stay Healthy!



Men, Progesterone, and the Truth About Aging

While many women are just learning of the benefits of progesterone cream and hormone balance, most are surprised to hear that men need it too.

Balanced Male Progesterone Cream
Balanced Male Progesterone Cream

Fact is, as a man ages, his estradiol levels rise. Likewise, his progesterone and testosterone levels will fall. Just like women, mens hormones go out of balance. These changes eventually lead to the reduction of testostrone and they [men] become estrogen dominant.

Let’s step back for a bit. Knowing that estrogen dominance is what stimulates cell growth in the breast and endometrial cell growth proliferation in women, it’s safe to say estrogen dominance is responsible for the majority of breast cancers and the ONLY known cause of endometrial cancer in women.

But men don’t go risk free here. The male prostate is the “embryonic equivalent” of the uterus so it’s no surprise that estrogen dominance is the major cause of prostate cancer.

Both men and women have estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone and we don’t want to be dominant in any of them, especially estrogen. However, estrogen is one of those things that just happens to gradually become dominant as we age. Taking steps to protect yourself now will be a lot less expensive and potentially tragic as the years go by.

Now that we got the scary stuff out of the way, in the next article we will talk about something more fun. The male libido… stay tuned!

Thyroid or Progesterone Deficiency? You’d Be Surprised!

hairbreakingoffCold intolerant, fatigued, dry skin and hair, brittle nails, headaches, and foggy thinking? These are just a few of the more common symptoms of hypothyroid. But wait, aren’t these also some of the symptoms of estrogen and progesterone imbalance or low iodine levels? Read on to shed some light on what may be affecting you and what you can do about it.

It’s a fact that approximately 10% of us are hypothyroid. However, for women (of course!) we’re over 5 times more likely than men to be hypothyroid. And very similar to what we uncovered in our research on women and Seasonal Affective Disorder, 20% of women over the age of 65 have… you guessed it, hypothyroid. This further uncovers that the thyroid is, in some way connected to a progesterone / estrogen imbalance. It’s been known for a long time that menopause, pregnancy, and HRT can all throw the thyroid for a loop. And we’re finally coming closer to the “why.”

Towards the end of 2014, generic Levothyroxine SOD for hypothyroid was the #3 prescribed drug in people over 65 and brand drug Synthroid for hypothyroid was the number 2 prescribed drug in people over 65. Coincidense? Not likely.

Not Black Or White, Just Somewhere In-Between
Dr. John Lee, the genius behind the science of hormone function, described this scenario through Virginia Hopkins:

A premenopausal woman explained to Dr. Lee that she was experiencing problems with her sleep, weight gain, water retention lack of energy and swollen breasts. This woman was taking thyroid medicine for what was believed hypothyroidism. Dr. Lee wanted to restore hormone balance and recommended progesterone cream. Six weeks later he ordered a TSH levels test (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and found it was low. Her thyroid medication was then reduced. 90-days later the TSH is still low. Again, the thyroid dose is reduced. Eventually, her thyroid tests came back normal, her thyroid medicine was eliminated, she continued the progesterone cream and went on to live a happy and healthy thyroid life.

Is It All About The Benjamin’s?
Virginia Hopkins states it perfectly as always: Most women diagnosed as hypothyroid are at the age when they are still menstruating but are deficient in progesterone. Why not make it routine in medicine to investigate the potential role of progesterone in their thyroid problem?

However, we think she answered that question herself when she that Synthetic progestins, the ones doctors prescribe, don’t enhance the function of the thyroid and instead, “make the problem worse. They occupy progesterone receptors and prevent real progesterone from its normal function.”

Winter Blues? Not This Year

Progesterone Cream Beats SADAs the days get shorter and winter gloominess envelopes us, the time is right to address Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how our progesterone levels are affected by the disorder.

Seasonal Affective Disorder usually begins at the start of Fall and ends when spring is finally in the air. SAD causes us to feel depressed, fatigued, and moody. Often, light-therapy is used to help with the symptoms of SAD. Yet, another finding is that balancing progesterone levels helps even more. In both women and men.

In the winter many of us tend to have less exposure to the sun and fresh air, this results in a reduction of vitamin D. Top that with the reduction of vitamin D causes a reduction in progesterone and we’ve got one hot mess.

Still not convinced?
Did you know that between 60% and 90% of people with SAD are women? It’s true. If you are a female between 15 and 55, you are more likely to develop SAD. Great, so not only do women have PMS, Menopause, and child labor to worry about, add SAD to the list, too. (Psyche Central)

Often called the “feel good hormone,” healthy progesterone levels can help us feel more calm, help with sexual desire, experience much improved sleep and help relieve SAD symptoms because of it’s anti-depressant and mood enhancing effects.

Make no mistake, progesterone imbalance begins well before menopause or middle age. In fact, progesterone imbalance plays the most important role in child bearing years. Without it (progesterone), women wouldn’t get pregnant. Without balance, women don’t stay pregnant. Since we now know that SAD occurs mostly in females between the ages of 15 and 55. Additionally, we understand that the decline in vitamin D starting in the fall leads to the decline and imbalance of progesterone (which is a mood elevator). As the pieces of the puzzle now fit together nicely, we are finally in control and able to keep the winter blues away with progesterone cream and vitamin D.

Let’s have the most wonderful winter ever!

Stop Eating Before You Feel Full

I have a busy day but I wanted to pop in and say hi to my blogger friends and share my thoughts for the day.

There is nothing I hate worse than feeling stuffed and bloated a few minutes after I finish eating. I’ve often wondered why on earth didn’t I stop eating sooner. Actuall eating until I was miserable when I was at my heaviest was something I did at ever meal. My Mom was an excellent cook. I can remember going to visit and eating so much I had to get up from the table and go lie down because I was so stuffed.
Now I know that it takes 20 minutes after I’ve stopped eating for my brain to send the message that I’m not hungry anymore. If you stop eating when you feel satisfied instead of full, you will consume fewer calories and within in 20 minutes you will be full with no desire for more to eat.

Another way to help you feel fuller and more satisfied with less food is to eat slower and chew your food well. Eating slower gives your stomach more time to start working on the digestive process. When you eat your entire meal in 5 minutes, there is a good chance your will find yourself suffering from indigestion.

Your body uses a ton of energy to digest food and in return burns a lot of calories. Chewing your food 30-50 times helps you to digest your food more easily which can help you lose weight. It also forces you to eat slower. I have to admit I do not chew my food that many times. However, I should give it a try.

Until Next Time …. Eat slower and chew your food more!

Put The MoJo Back In Your Love Life

Hi Blogger Friends,

When I first started posting about restoring the passion in your life, I wrote from a woman’s point of view but quickly realized it’s just as important for men that their mate enjoys being intimate.

In the last post I talked about vaginal dryness and even though I said I felt it’s one of the things that kill your desire to be intimate, I forgot to mention that another biggie for me was bloating.

Many women experience bloating when there is a fluctuation in hormone levels. Bloating happens because a lack of progesterone is being produced. This slows down the gastrointestinal system and causes abdominal discomfort, flatulence and water retention. Changes in hormone levels cause the body to retain sodium. Some lifestyle changes, including eating a lower-salt diet and increasing exercise levels can help reduce the symptoms of bloating and excess fluid retention. Other options include the use of natural progesterone to manage symptoms. I’ll admit I consume way to much salt and never exercise so just using Balanced Woman natural progesterone cream stopped my bloating.

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After 41 years of marriage and using Balanced Woman for twenty of those 41 years, I never lost my sex drive. Then I stopped using all supplements for several months while I was going through some surgeries. During this time, all kinds of things happened to my body without my supplements but the worst was losing all desire to be intimate with my husband.

Would you want to be intimate if you were so bloated that your stomach was the size of… and as hard as basketball? I’m sure you would answer that question with a big “NO”. But, that’s is exactly what I was struggling with while I was not using Balanced Woman. Once back on my progesterone cream for 7 days, all bloating was gone. And I stopped pretending I was a sleep when I heard my husband coming to bed. 🙂

I know I’m not the only woman who has struggle with losing their libido. As many as 43% of women and 31% of men have experienced sexual dysfunction, and one of the most common problems is low libido, or a low sex drive.

Don’t give up try Balanced Woman!

Until next time keep smil’n and work on feeling sexy again!

Don’t Wait Until You’re Hungry

 Hi Blogger Friends,

When you start to get a headache do you take a pain reliever before the pain gets so bad you can’t stand it, or do you take it right away? I’m going to guess that most people would answer “right away”.

We need to have that same attitude when trying to control hunger and eat before we’re hungry. Plus, if we eat often throughout the day, we’re much less likely to overeat.

This definitely works like magic for me. I find I get hungry between 3:30-4:30 PM. So I always make sure I take my afternoon SlimMax around 3 PM. This allows about 30 minutes for the appetite suppression and craving control to kick in.

Some people get really hungry before lunch time. If this sounds like you, try taking your SlimMax 30 minutes before lunch. Everyone is different and we all struggle with hunger at different times in the day. This little trick is so important, I thought it was worth repeating. Again, the key is not to allow yourself to get to so hungry you over eat.

Until  next time keep smil’n and eat small amounts often!