"For many people, health problems start in the morning,when they eat an unhealthy breakfast—or none at all." - Dr. Jen Wicher ND
For more than a decade, Dr. Jennifer Wicher has been treating patients with nutrition and lifestyle programs at her private clinic, Synergy Natural Medicine Clinic near Los Angeles, California. Many of her patients come in with issues common to people with a poor diet. They are often overweight and exhausted, and have problems with their blood sugars, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Too many carbohydrates and sugar on an empty stomach first thing in the morning spikes blood sugars and creates internal stress in the body, just as people are getting ready to face the busiest and most stressful part of the day. Lack of adequate protein, healthy fats, and fiber for breakfast makes the problem worse, and caffeine just exacerbates the problem.
According to Dr. Wicher, the typical Amercian diet that is rich in carbohydrates & sugar, and lacks healthy sources of fat, fiber and quality protein often leads to metabolic syndrome, and eventually to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, cognitive disorders, and many other long-term health problems as we age. Prevention is more important now than ever.
We believe it is important to the human body to get a rich and plentiful source of healthy fats in the morning, both to help establish metabolic balance and prevent over-consumption of unhealthy fats later in the day. Metabolic imbalances help create internal stresses and exhaustion, which further leads to inactivity, and weight gain. Breakfast simply needs to be better.Resources:
For more than 15 years, Dr. Wicher has recommended her patients make smoothies for breakfast by adding protein powder, seeds, nuts, fruit and other healthy ingredients. Along the way, she's seen remarkable improvements her patient's health, but found most patients just don't want to take the time to buy and mix all the ingredients together.
The Zen Team has taken those concepts and developed Zen Breakfast Blend, the world's first nut and seed, protein breakfast smoothie. We think nut and seed smoothies are the solution for delivering better nutrition to start the day, and it's convenient for people of all ages. We look forward to providing our customers with a go-to breakfast smoothie that they can enjoy for a healthier and more balanced life.