How eating alkaline rich foods can help reduce cellular inflammation and increase your productivity at work.

Inflammation, also known as oxidative stress, affects our bodies in two ways. One more commonly known way is the response our body has after an injury such as redness, swelling, heat or pain associated with a specific event or trauma. The second way is calledcellular inflammation which often goes unnoticed as it is typically asymptomatic.

Inflammation is what happens when your body does not have enough antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals and toxic elements within your body. Oxidative stress & chronic inflammation are some of the leading causes of disease and dysfunction in your body and can also be the cause of low energy, brain fog, joint pain and a range of other symptoms. 

Some typical causes of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are:

  • Air & water pollution
  • Artificial food colors, flavors and preservatives
  • Being Sedentary
  • Certain medications and/or treatments
  • Chemical cleaning supplies and personal care products
  • Dehydration
  • Hydrogenated vegetable oils and trans fats
  • Refined sugar & alcohol
  • Smoking & Sitting (which is the new smoking)
  • Stress
  • Toxins and chemicals found in processed foods

To prevent oxidative stress from occurring, your body produces antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. You can also get extra antioxidants to help in this process from your diet. Antioxidants boost your immunity, remove toxins from your body, optimize brain function, help to turn disease genes “off”, protect the DNA and promote anti-aging. 

If you can boost your immune system, purge your body of toxins and maximize brain and body function, imagine what your productivity could be like? Working to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in your body is one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being and to really access high performance at work. 

Although there are many diet and lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce inflammation, eating alkaline rich foods is one of the most effective. Below you'll find a recipe for my alkaline rich green machine salad with a hint of red, which includes some of natures top alkaline and inflammation fighting foods combined into a tasty salad for your convenience.

Green machine salad with a hint of red

Ingredients:  avocado, broccoli, celery, cucumber, garlic, ginger, green and red pepper, kale leaves, lemon, onion, spinach leaves. (You can add turmeric!)

Option: blend the avocado with diced garlic, ginger slices, lemon and a little water (you can add tumeric!) to make a dressing. Chop up the rest, mix everything, then enjoy!

Benefits: helps reduce inflammation and alkenalize your PH level for optimal health.

It tastes amazing! Try it today. 

For more information on how eating alkaline rich foods can help reduce cellular inflammation and increase your productivity at work, or to learn more about what other diet and lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce inflammation you can check out or send an email to

2gether we will reach your lifestyle goals.

Jennifer Santospago

Certified Health Coach/Group Fitness Instructor

Marketing to Millennials

There’s lots of talk these days about millennials and their impact on the work force. Millennials are unique because they’re our first digital generation. They’re our 18 – 34 year olds, born between 1980 and 2000.

What’s the best way to market to this group and gain their loyalty? Read on for some insight and recommended tactics.

I want it and I want it now

Research has shown that millennials demand instant gratification. They make their purchases quickly and expect courteous service. They’re not going to be put on hold, want their answers immediately and want to quickly move on to the next activity!  Here’s a statistic that may shock you. The average younger consumer spends 25 hours a week on social media. That means they’re most likely exploring brands online, asking questions and scrutinizing offers carefully. Additionally, they’re usually aligned with a cause. Companies need to respond in real time and engage mindfully with this generation if they want to be successful.

Research, Research, Research

It takes time to get to know the millennial generation. Listen to what they’re saying on all platforms. Sign up for TheSkimm to read news in their language and check Twitter and Facebook to see what people are writing about. Many companies are struggling today because they’re not hearing or having conversations that are important to millennials about their products or services.

Stay active on social media

The younger generation of 18 – 34 year olds want to feel as if they’re part of a brand and involved – sharing their stories and experiences online. They’re being pulled in multiple directions and unless you’re targeting them directly, your message will get lost. Mass marketing isn’t going to be effective so it’s best to create a targeted strategic social marketing plan. Give them something positive to talk about and they will make it known (and their own)!

Best gifts for millennials

Data reveals that millennials own more promotional items than any other generation.  And, they place them on their desks! Give this younger generation a desk accessory and you’ll keep your brand top of mind for about 14 months. I’d love to have my prospects and clients look at my logo’d item that long.  What about you?  

I hope you find these strategies useful as you’re preparing to buy promotional products and gifts for the future. If you have other ideas that have worked for you, I’d love to hear!

All the best,

Rachel Leone

Leone Marketing Solutions - 781-740-3171 -


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