What About Soy Protein?

That is a quite frequently asked questions I get when talking about a healthy diet and wholesome supplementation program? Is Soy Protein bad for you or even dangerous?
Let’s look at the facts: Soy is a near perfect food. It is a rich source of high quality protein, fiber and 12 essential nutrients. Soy is one of the most widely studied foods and one of the most controversial. Suzanne Chaney wrote a great article recently uncovering some of the myths surrounding Soy.
You’ll want to do your own research and look at reputable sites on the internet. Dr. Steven Chaney always says: “Certain doctors on the web never let the facts get in the way of a sensational story” Let’s look at his recent article about Soy Protein Isolate.

In “What you need to know about Soy from Dr. Brouse and his Essential Seven Checklists for a Quality Soy Product you will see what to look for when shopping for the right kind of Soy Product.

What is most important to me if that the beans are organically grown and not genetically engineered. Non GMO is the way to go as well as water washing and not alcohol washing the flakes.

Last but not least I’d like to share a write up by Mark Messina on the benefits of Soy.

Personally adding Soy Protein into my protein deprived diet many years ago made all the difference in the world in helping me stabilize my blood sugar levels (always low), and helping to create a leaner and stronger body. Many of our clients today see great results in their athletic performance, heart health and bone health, skin appearance, menopausal symptoms and so much more.

I only trust the Shaklee Soy Protein for the number of real clinical studies Shaklee has done (over 100), the team of scientists Shaklee Corporation employs and the hundreds of testimonial I’ve seen of in my 15 years as a Nutrition Coach working with Shaklee products.

To good health,

Tina Fusser

September 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Blog, Food Tips, Personal Journey, Sports Nutrition

Am I making any Vitamin D? Helpful hint!

Recently, as part of my yearly physical, I requested to have my Vitamin D levels checked. I assumed my levels would be pretty good between my supplement intake, teaching an outdoor Boot Camp Class a few times a week and walking the dog:-) My levels were OK but not optimal.

Answering a questionnaire on skin color, BMI, age, where you live and how much sun exposure you get on a daily basis gives us a good estimate on the recommended supplementation needs according to your responses but testing your blood is imperative. I recommend this take at home test from the Vitamin D Council.It seems pretty economical and expedient. Please visit my Vitamin D Website to get started with the Vita D quiz.


May 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Blog, Personal Journey, Vitamin D

How much skin are you exposing?

Several years ago I was diagnosed with skin cancer. I contributed my fair European skin and many years of water skiing to too much sun exposure. After my surgery I gave up doing triathlons as all the swimming, biking and running would expose me to lots more sun all the time.  I used sun screen religiously and kept my skin protected all the time, till I started reading more and more about the importance of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a nutrient the body produces in response to sun exposure. Simply put, people aren’t getting as much sun exposure as they used to. In turn, people aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and vitamin D deficiency is so common in the 21st century, that researchers are calling it a pandemic.

Now, I’m re-thinking my time in the sun on a more regular basis and I trust my vitamin regimen to give me enough supplemental Vitamin D to keep me at a more optimal level.


May 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Blog, Personal Journey, Vitamin D

Over 200 Million North Americans are Vitamin D deficient!

You can’t afford to be one of them. I’m on a mission and I need your help!

Did you know that in 2007, Time Magazine named Vitamin D one of the “Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of the Year”? Or that in 2010, the Institute of Medicine tripled its recommendation for daily intake of vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency comes with extraordinary risks to human health. Fortunately, maintaining healthy vitamin D levels protects you from some of the most common and costly medical conditions, and represents one of the most simple and affordable ways to support overall health and longevity!

Recently, several of my close friends have been diagnosed with cancer. What they had in common at the time of diagnosis was a very low level of vitamin D.

Besides supporting my friends through prayer, nutrition information, and helping with family needs I kept thinking if only there was more I could do to help get vital information out to people on a topic that not many know about.

I’ve decided to dedicate the month of May to educating as many people as possible about the importance of optimal Vitamin D levels.

That is where I need your help. I’d like to personally let 100 people take a Vitamin D quiz and fill in a Health Questionnaire to establish a HQ score( Health Quotient). I’ll provide feedback for each of them free of charge.

Please help me get the word out and share this with your friends. The website tinafusser.TheVitaminDStory.com is full of valuable vitamin D information and you can also take the test there. There is no cost or obligation to buy anything!

Over 200 Million North Americans are Vitamin D deficient!

You can’t afford to be one of them. I don’t want you to be one of them.

Knowledge is Power. Please take the test at tinafusser.TheVitaminDStory.com



May 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Blog, Personal Journey, Vitamin D

Time to DeTox: 10 Day Cleanse done:-)

10 days, 40 servings of fruits and vegetables, many protein shakes and multiple lunches, dinners and a party to attend ….and it was a great success! I feel very energetic and mentally sharp, the pain in my should due to an impingement is almost gone and I feel like I want to eat like this the rest of my life:-)

One more vitamin that kept me going was the multinutrient supplement with 80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life from Shaklee. Vitalizer is the powerful and convenient approach to complete supplementation providing the best spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics, all in one daily serving. I use this every day and recommend it to all my clients as a basic supplementation regimen.

March 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Blog, DeTox, Personal Journey

Time to DeTox: What about the Liver?

Liver DTX:

Your skin is the largest external organ of the body and your liver is the largest internal organ. The liver helps your body detoxify, and does hundreds of other important functions. Shaklee’s Liver DTX Complex supports liver function by providing antioxidant protection to cells and for liver cell repair by supporting protein synthesis. It helps maintain bile flow to eliminate compounds detoxified by the liver. Liver DTX also helps to combat allergies, bronchitis and free radical damage due to toxicity. It also helps with bad breath and body odor, increases immunity and helps lower cholesterol levels. For more information or to order Shaklee’s DTX online go to:

March 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Blog, DeTox, Personal Journey

Time to DeTox: What about the Colon!


Constipation and irregularity are a by-product of our modern diet. Both contribute to toxic build-up in the blood and lymphatic system. Shaklee’s Herb-Lax, originally formulated by Dr. Shaklee with an enhanced proprietary blend of nine herbs including senna leaf, is the perfect choice for colon and cleansing health. For occasional irregularity, Herb-Lax is very safe and gentle in cleansing the entire system of toxins without the harmful effects of chemical laxatives. It softens stools and makes them easier to eliminate. For more information or to order Shaklee’s Herb-Lax online go to:


March 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Blog, DeTox, Personal Journey

Time to DeTox: What about Alkalizing the Body!



Alkalizes and detoxifies the body, especially your liver. Used for centuries to treat numerous conditions including kidney stones, fluid retention, arthritis, sinus problems, body odor, bladder infections, allergies, asthma, and hay fever. A wonder herb, often called the “King of All Plants”, alfalfa is one of the most complete and nutritionally rich foods available. Shaklee’s Alfalfa Complex is so much better because every safeguard to help protect the natural plant from first planting to final bottling is taken. Shaklee Alfalfa Complex is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or inorganic fertilizers and contains no fungicides, bacteriocides, synthetic hormones, growth regulators or chemicals. For more information on Shaklee Alfalfa Complex or to order it online go to:


March 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Blog, DeTox, Personal Journey

Getting Back on Track…

Not an easy task after a month away from home, a ton of comfort food and a lack of fitness in my life.

WOW,  this is coming from a nutrition coach and personal trainer?

Yes, and it seems to happens to the best of us. I spent a month in Germany taking care of my dad. He sadly passed away 2 weeks ago and he’ll be greatly missed.

I’m sure many of you have experienced that same emotional roller coaster and the inability to move and the urge to eat! You might find some of my insight helpful for your own life. I saw this quote from Jim Rhon  this morning and it inspired me to get going again in my quest for healthy living.

“It’s a new day, a new beginning for your new life. With discipline you will be amazed at how much progress you’ll be able to make. What have you got to lose except the guilt and fear of the past?” — Jim Rohn

I used to teach a cycling class on Monday mornings and it got me going for the week. I’m taking a break from teaching at the moment but I miss the routine it provided having to sit on the bike ready to roll at a certain time. Without that time commitment I can easily postpone that workout or skip it altogether…but Jim’s reminder of being disciplined got me going into the garage, pumping some much needed air into my mountain bike and circling the neighborhood in the early morning. I keep reminding myself that time will heal all wounds and little steps into the right direction will get me back on track.

October 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Blog, Fitness, Personal Journey