Food Rules You Want to Follow

Did you know poor digestion leads to storing fat?

Just following these simple FOOD COMBINATION RULES, you can help your body digest better and store way less fat/burn fat.  You will actually start feeling lighter within days.

Don’t eat Proteins and Carbs together.

Don’t eat Proteins and Fats together. 

Don’t eat Proteins and Fruits together.

Don’t eat Carbs and Fruits together. 

Don’t eat more than one type of Protein. 

Don’t eat Desserts. 

Carbs DO mix with vegetables.

Proteins DO mix with vegetables. 

Different carbs DO mix.

Different proteins DO NOT mix.

Fats DO NOT mix well with protein; use moderately.

Fats DO mix with carbs.

Always eat fruits alone on an empty stomach. 

Wait 3 hours after Protein.

Wait 20 minutes after fruits. 

Wait 1 hour after Carbs. 

I had no ideas these rules existed!!

Also, check out this short & sweet video on the new 30-day fat-loss system by Mannatech.  I just started  using just 2 products out of 4 they recommend, just once a day, and they seem to expedite the feeling of lightness.

  1. TruShape : 1 capsule/day to burn fat for energy
  2. TruPure : Lemonade tasting drink once a day to detox from cellular level.    

(These products come with a 6-month, money-back guarantee, wow.)

Is it time to kick-start this 30-day trial with these new rules?  

3 Healthy Foods Making you FAT!!

Greek yogurt, healthy snack bars and “lean,” healthy chips?  What?  These are making you fat, really?

Watch Dr. Amy Lee (no biz connection)’s quick, but eye-opening presentation here.   (Yes, click here or there.)

I’m close to flabbergasting!!  



Los Angeles Welcomes Mannatech’s New CEO Al Bala

Los Angeles Mannatech leaders are hosting an event this month to welcome Mannatech’s new CEO, Mr. Alfredo Bala.

As our feature speaker, Mr. Bala will enlighten why you should consider working with Mannatech in this age of high-tech and global & social connectivity.


Please join us on March, 12th, Saturday, from 9am – 12pm. 

@  Courtyard by Marriott – Burbank

2100 Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91504

(*Free parking & free samples will be provided.)

More info —>

You can RSVP by contacting myself @

Happy Living!

Mannatech CEO Al Bala in Los Angeles March 2016
Mannatech CEO Al Bala in Los Angeles March 2016

Super Regional Event Coming up in West Hollywood, California

The last Super Regional event by Mannatech was a complete success!!

We are bringing it back in 2 months to West Hollywood.  It will be held at Andaz, a Hyatt hotel.

It is FREE for guests, and please RSVP —-> (Or, email me :

before the event gets SOLD OUT.

If you answer NO to any of these questions, this event will definitely be worth your time!

1) Are you waking up every morning smiling, full of energy?

2) Are you happy with the state of your and your family’s health?

3) Are you happy with what you do for living?

4) Do you have enough money saved up for your retirement?

5) Finally, are you living passionately and purposely?

See you in August!

Mannatech Super Regional Los Angeles West Hollywood Andaz



Living a Dream with Mannatech

I am honored to be featured and profiled by Mannatech, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTEX).

I hope you enjoy the article as much as I have.  🙂

Allison Baek’s article by Mannatech10322627_773657819344991_3754615213882428559_n


Being Unhealthy : a Socio-Economic Issue

I recently re-connected with an acquaintance from high school via Facebook. Of course, I was a bit taken aback by the enthusiasm of the said “friend” wanting to meet up, but I went along with it.

She wanted to sell me her product, and to be honest, I was absolutely OK with it since she was a single mother and all. Well, everyone needs auto insurance, right? Unfortunately, she couldn’t match my rate, but I still introduced another friend of mine to her. However, what surprised me the most upon seeing her again after almost 20 years was how unhealthy she looked. We are the same age, but she looked about 10 years older than me. The answer was simple; she’s a smoker, and drinks alcohol almost daily.

Naturally, I wanted to tell her about living a healthier lifestyle. After all, that’s what I do.

Having said that though, talking to her was like talking to a brick wall. She kept on saying how she’d rather die smoking and drinking than change her lifestyle. I was appalled by her stance and even more so by the fact that she has an 8 year old daughter.

She also told me she’d rather buy a $5 bottle of vitamins than spend more for better quality, real-food supplements. I did my best to educate her that buying such low-grade supplements is worse than not taking them at all. That the $5 bottle she wants to buy is full of chemicals which will cause more harm than good. She’d again have none of it. I stopped talking, and just felt plain sad for her, and especially for her daughter.

She kept on telling me how poor she was, and yes, this single mother’s income is close to what’s considered poverty level in California. I started to play back what I’ve heard recently from Paul Zane Pilzer, one of the leading economists, that being unhealthy is now a socio-economic problem more than anything. Unfortunately, the gap between the healthy and unhealthy has gotten bigger and bigger, and it turns out that the major causes behind it are, of course, money and education.

I realized that her background has played a major role in her decisions to be unhealthy. That it is OK to smoke and drink in this day and age, and that it is OK to buy junk supplements and wonder why her daughter gets sick all the time.

On the other hand, the haves and the educated have gotten healthier and stronger because they have the means and time to pursue wellness. I’m happy to say I fall under the umbrella of wellness rather than sickness, but this particular encounter still haunts me knowing that someone I personally knew has fallen victim to the societal problem.


Stay Lean Keep Your Wallet Fat!

What’s the first you see when you get yourself out and about in the morning? People dragging themselves around yet religiously sipping on a paper cup of coffee as if it’s a membership badge to the club, “I need my coffee in the morning! I’m so cool since the cup says Starbucks/Coffee Bean/blah blah.”

I’d hate to hate on these people who attend the Church of Starbucks every morning to gladly donate at least $4 a day, sometimes twice/thrice, but can’t help categorizing them as “Sheeple.”

Here’s a thing or two to consider :

1) Environmental aspect – The search effort to find the missing  Malaysian Airlines plane Flight 370 has raised an unexpected, yet deadly serious environmental issue. Our oceans are dying because of our own garbage. Every time they thought they found a part of the plane, it turned out to be a piece of plastic. The paper coffee cups you use are lined with plastic/wax, and they come with plastic lids. Imagine how many of those you’ve used so far? (Please don’t take my sheeple comment personally..) What? You use the sleeves too? You double cup it? Tsk tsk!! Fish and birds are often found dead with plastic bits in their stomachs. This is just so very sad!

2) Financial aspect – I’m no Suze Orman, but the donations add up. Say you “only” spend $4/day. That’s $1,460/year and $ 14,600/10 years. You were to put this money into a savings account with a 6.5% annually compounded interest rate, how much will it be at the end of 10 years? $20,491.52 to be exact! How long have you been attending the Starbucks church (or any other coffee places)? It’s starting to make you think, huh? What about the time wasted parking, waiting in line, waiting again to pick up the cup, and so on and on?

So here’s a solution I propose – buy a portable coffee mug that’s BPA-free, and make your coffee at home before you leave the house. First off, believe me, the quality of the coffee you’ve been buying is %$#@. It’s all about the bottom line for the big corporations, and you’re not getting what you’re paying for, period. So, spend some time to pick a decent, better yet, responsibly made brand of coffee.

I would love for you to watch this video posted below by Michael Pollan (the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma), titled “How Cooking Can Change Your Life.” It will give you the confirmation and inspiration you need to start thinking differently. Being the only processor of your own food can make a drastic, positive change to your health, and you will NEVER be FAT, yay!!

Imagine what kind of financial impact this change can make for you? I know you’re thinking duh, it costs to buy the coffee to make at home. Fine, deduct 20% from the money you would’ve saved. However, how much more money you can save by applying the same logic to all of your food choices?

Secondly, you will help save our one and only planet. You might say, it’s just me, one person…but that’s the type of sheeplethinking we need to shed. It’s so much better not to deposit 3,650 coffee cups and plastic lids into our soil in the next 10 years, and that’s just from you! And any change can only start with you.

Knowing is only half the battle. Researches show it takes 90 days to break a habit and develop a new one. Will you begin the first day of the 90-day blitz TODAY? Tomorrow never comes…

New Wonder Ingredient in Skincare : Glycans

Who doesn’t want to look younger?  I do!

I came across this article written on Glycans used in Yves Saint Laurent’s Forever Youth line.  Glycans are basically sugar molecules that allow cells to communicate with each other.  This “communication process” produces collagen and elastin making up the skin matrix.  Hence better, younger-looking skin.  As we age, the communication slows down, and this in turn produces less and less collagen and elastin.

What I found out next was shocking, yet expected from a corporate giant.  YSL’s line’s glycans are SYNTHETIC!  In other words, these sugars are supposed to be natural, plant-based sugars, but YSL can’t have them because there’s another company who owns a patent on the natural sugars.

The company with the patent is Mannatech (Nasdaq: MTEX), and they are launching their own glycans-based skincare next month, November 2013. 

I was able to connect with one of the test subjects of this new product, and she graciously shared her recent photos taken this week using the “wrinkle cream” for just 5 days!  She’s becoming a very young 60-year old!  (Please see the pic here : Pic)

I will share the link to the product as soon as it’s available.