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We are just a month away from Valentine’s Day… February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and Saint Valentine’s Day, as we know it, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. It occurs every year on the 14th February.

What is the meaning of it and why do we celebrate it?

This day was named after Saint Valentine. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still being used today.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, although written declarations didn’t appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine that still exists today was a poem by the Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It’s now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.1

Loving means sharing. Valentine’s Day is a day for sharing our care with our loved ones. In many places around the world, sweets, chocolate, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Saint Valentine. Today, many of those same traditions are visible as lovers send bouquets of flowers and chocolates to one another on Valentine’s Day. We might think that Valentine’s Day as a holiday for couples; however, it’s also a day to celebrate the many loves and friendships in our lives.

The heart shape, by a modern definition, is an ideograph used to express the idea of the “heart” in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the core of emotion, affection, and love.

Look no further for the perfect Valentine gift that comes from your heart. Nikken has created the unique Kenko Heart Pendant and Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to declare your love! The pendant is stainless steel on one side and gold-plated on the other and is engineered with an 800-gauss neodymium magnet, symbolising the heart of Nikken.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day and lavish as much love and affection upon your loved ones as you can. But remember it just as important to do the same everyday.

 

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1. https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2

14th January 2020

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New Year message from the C.E.O.

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KurtFulle copyDear Nikken Wellness Community,

As we bid farewell to 2019, I am grateful for the many memorable experiences of the past 12 months. There was the Recognition event in Mexico City, the Nikken North America Anniversary celebration in San Diego and the Team Kaizen trip to Italy. There was the Diamond Seminar in Toronto, the European Inspire event in Paris and a North American Leadership Summit. And finally, there was the opening of Chile. All of these activities gave me the chance to reconnect with old friends and make new friends. Every one of these events gave me an adrenalin rush!

I am also grateful for your unwavering belief in sharing Nikken Active Wellness with so many people who are in dire need of our products. There can be no more rewarding activity than introducing people to the 5 Pillars of Wellness. Your dedication to creating Wellness Homes everywhere certainly is an example of Humans Being More.

The year 2020 promises to be a very exciting year for our Global Wellness Community. Here are a few examples of what’s ahead for us in 2020.

In Europe and North America, Nikken will rollout cutting edge IT platforms for our website, shopping cart and back office.

We will continue to introduce new and improved products that customers will want and need.

We will provide you with more great tools that will make it easier to sell products.

We will celebrate 45 years of Active Wellness in New York City at our global convention.

We will host another European event in Paris, another Diamond Seminar in North America and another Leadership Summit in North America.

And qualifying for Team Taishi or Kaizen will offer exciting excursions in 2021.

Together we will improve the well being of people in all corners of the world. In helping others, you can benefit directly from the various rewards that are a part of our Incentive Program. We will do all of this while being respectful of the environment.

On behalf of all of us at Nikken World Headquarters, I would like to wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Best Wishes,

Kurt H. Fulle

2nd January 2020

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How Often Do You Wash Your Hands?

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During the festive season, you come in contact with more people than usual. Although this can help us expand our circle of friends and acquaintances, it increases your exposure to germs. Bacteria and viruses are easily transmitted by just about everything you touch. As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth and you can also spread them to others throughmicroscopic particles that will attack your immune system on a daily basis.

This is the reason why the best line of defense is to wash your hands as often as possible. Although it’s impossible to keep hands completely germ-free, washing your hands frequently is a must when practicing Active Wellness. Hand washing can help limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes.

According to NHS UK1, you should always wash your hands when they are visibly dirty and:

  • Before and after handling raw foods like meat and vegetables
  • Before eating or handling food
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound

Always wash your hands after:

  • Preparing food
  • Using the toilet, changing a nappy or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • Touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste
  • Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • Treating wounds or caring for a sick person
  • Handling garbage
  • Handling pet food or pet treats

According to the Word Health Organisation, the recommended guideline for washing your hands is as long as singing “Happy Birthday” twice.2

Teaching children from a young age to wash hands often is key to preventing the spread of common ailments. The five easy steps are: wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry.

It’s wise to wash your hands and change your clothes after you get home from work and to wash your hands frequently during the workday. You don’t have to work with soil or anything else produced by Mother Nature to become infested with germs.

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers, which don’t require water, are an acceptable alternative when soap and water aren’t available. If you use a hand sanitiser, make sure the product contains at least 60% alcohol.

This festive season, decrease exposure to germs simply by thoroughly washing your hands often and with soap and enjoy Active Wellness.

1. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/
2. https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/

9th December 2019

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The importance of bone health…

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Bones play many roles in the body – providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing calcium. Regardless of age, everyone needs to keep their bones healthy.

From birth we build bone mass, with bone density peaking between the ages of 20 – 30. Up to age 30, the body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, so bone mass increases.After which, more bone is actually lost than formed, as healthy bone formation slows down.2

Studies show that taking calcium supplements may not be enough for optimum bone health, because the body finds calcium difficult to absorb. Less than 20% of the calcium we take in through food or supplements gets absorbed through the body.If it’s not absorbed and utilised, it can’t do its job of strengthening and building our bones.

Bone health becomes more challenging and critical as we grow older and life spans lengthen. Osteoporosis is a global disease and estimated to affect 200 million people globally, while 55% of people older than 50 are at an increased risk for fracture due to low bone mass.4

That’s why Nikken developed NEW Kenzen® BDZ® – utilising the latest developments in the science of maintaining healthy bones.

Kenzen® BDZ® is formulated to work with the body’s ability to absorb and utilize the necessary calcium that contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.

Kenzen® BDZ® is formulated with three patented blends, each with exceptional bone health attributes:

1. MenaQ7® – is a natural form of Vitamin K2, which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. It’s alsothe only clinically validated, patented vitamin K2 with long-chain menaquinones. Long-chain means its naturally-derived rather than synthetic. Naturally -derived is more readily utilized by the body and stays in the body for longer.

2. Aquamin® – is a unique marine plant multi-vitamin complex that is rich in calcium magnesium and 72 trace minerals, known to be bioavailable. The marine algae are sourced from the pristine waters of Iceland.

3. ParActin®– also known as the botanical Andrographis Paniculata. ParActin® has been designed to help in the natural support of inflammatory response and joint function.An innovation formulation of world-renowned field researcher and scientific investigator Dr. Juan Hancke.

Kenzen® BDZ® also contains two ingredients from the Ayurvedic tradition:

CurcuCare™ a concentrated amount of the highly studied phytonutrient Curcumin, found in Turmeric, used for over 4000 years to support a healthy lifestyle. Curcumin extract has greater bioavailability than standard Turmeric.

Boswellia Serrata also known as Indian Frankincense, can contribute to maintenance of healthy joint function, mobility and flexibility.

The NEW Kenzen® BDZ® (#15530) is now available to order – click here :

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1,2,4. https://www.iofbonehealth.org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders
3. https://connect.uclahealth.org/2019/02/06/calcium-is-key-to-bone-health/

26th June 2019

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The Perfect Twelfth Month of 2018…

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Since the month of December has started, let’s explore the significance of the number 12. Not only is 12 the symbol of cosmic order, but it is also the number that represents space and time. Examples are the 12 months in a year, and time measured in two groups of 12 hours as delineated by a.m. and p.m.

From ancient times, 12 is considered the number of perfection as it is the result of four multiplied by three. Four represents the number of elements as well as the four corners of the earth and the four cardinal points. Three is known as the divine number that represents the past, present and future; birth, life and death; beginning, middle and end. 4 x 3 = 12, the perfect number.

Astrology and mythology also reflect the significance of the number 12. Both eastern and western zodiacs revolve around 12. There are 12 signs in the western zodiac, and 12 animals in the eastern zodiac. Each of the 12 animals completes a 12-year cycle known as one “wheel” before occurring again.

In the Bible, Jesus had 12 apostles. And, Jacob had 12 sons who are the ancestors of the 12 Tribes of Israel. In Islam, Ishmael the Patriarch had 12 sons who became the tribal chiefs from Assyria to Egypt.

In Greek mythology, the 12 Olympians were the 12 principle gods that resided on Mount Olympus. In addition, Heracles (the son of Zeus and his human mother) was a great hero who was set to accomplish 12 seemingly impossible tasks that he managed to complete with wit and strength. These are known as the 12 Labors of Heracles.

In numerology, 12 represents the completed cycle of experience and the learned possibility of regeneration toward a higher consciousness. December is considered the month to let go of the old and look ahead to the new. It’s the time of year to deal with negative issues and be done with them, moving on to what is better. It’s a month to see your efforts begin to bear fruit. It’s the time of year to expect positive surprises in business, friends and love as a result of social interactions. And, it’s the perfect time to plant seeds in the hearts and minds of those around you.

More well known perhaps are the 12 days of Christmas that are celebrated in song. But what Nikken has in store for you is better than 12 lords leaping.

Enjoy our Special Offer on the Nikken jewellery items and Give the Perfect Gift this Christmas:

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Make it the Perfect Month to end 2018 as you prepare for a bigger and better 2019.

10th December 2018

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Certified by EcoCert – TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare

TE Eco Cert blog 25th SeptWhen a product is certified by EcoCert, it means the item has met the strict standards set for its specific category. EcoCert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists (those who study the science and technology of producing and using plants) who were aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and the importance of recognising those committed to sustainable development in production.

Product categories open for certification include natural and organic cosmetics, natural and organic home perfumes, natural cleaning products, fair trade, ecological outdoor areas, organic textiles, eco-sustainable golf course, reforestation and solidarity, organic and ecological spa, ecological and recycled textiles, climate commitment and biodiversity commitment.

EcoCert has invested more than 10 years in a harmonisation project for cosmetic standards with European partners, BDIH (Germany), the Soil Association (UK), ICEA (Italy) and COSMEBIO (France). EcoCert has become a benchmark in organic certification worldwide.

In the EU, EcoCert is accredited by the Cofrac (French Accreditation Committee). In the USA, EcoCert is accredited by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) for the National Organic Program (NOP) and in Japan; EcoCert is accredited by the MAFF (Agricultural Department) for the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS)

Companies voluntarily request EcoCert certification to prove:

  • Control and traceability throughout the supply chain.
  • Commitment to environmental protection.
  • Integrity of raw materials and ingredients.
  • High standards within the specific industry such as food or cosmetics.

TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare is certified by EcoCert, a distinction that very few products — even those labelled as “organic” — can claim. True Elements® Skincare products are derived from various seaweeds and are abundant in natural minerals that are well absorbed by skin. The entire premium skincare range is formulated with a combination of ingredients that work synergistically to offer remarkable benefits.

Install confidence in your customer’s skincare selection by telling them about the EcoCert logo and what it means.

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