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trivita.comChoose a lifestyle of wellness –not illnessby Michael r. ellison, Ceo & founder of TriVita, inc.I believe that almost every person wants to grow older with zestand a vitality for life, and if possible, without illness and disease.As we traveled across North America introducing the wellnessand anti-inflammatory benefits of Nopalea™, people expressedtheir strong hopes of it helping them reduce the symptoms thatare robbing them of their quality of life. The good news is thatNopalea is now making a significant difference in the lives ofpeople who have suffered with inflammatory issues. Stories are rolling in about people withpain, breathing problems, nerve issues, high blood pressure and other inflammatory issues,who are now experiencing symptom reduction in an amazingly short amount of time. I amvery excited about Nopalea’s potential to help people with aging issues.As North Americans, we face what seem like undeniable aspects of aging: There appears tobe no escape from the illness and symptoms of disease as we grow older. It seems that theentire aging population is facing serious health issues. Healthcare has now become a majorpolitical agenda. But the question we all need to pose is this: Is disease and illness aninevitable part of the aging process, or is it a result of the lifestyle North Americans haveembraced? Is there something we can do to help our bodies do what they are designed to do?(Make us well, that is.) We believe that there is!No matter what age we are today, there are decisions we can make about our lifestyle thatwill help reduce illness and disease and give us a greater quality of life. We can engage inactions that will turn the tide and promise us a greater quality of health and wellness thanmost people are experiencing today.I believe it is time we say that enough is enough. It alarms me that current research statesthat my grandkids’ generation will have a shorter lifespan and a lesser quality of life thantheir parents; this has never happened in North American history. I believe we can makea difference by embracing a lifestyle that promotes wellness and gets us back on track toalways improving our quality of life. That is the North American dream!Lifestyle is not just what we do as individuals, but also the lifestyle we embrace in ourcommunity living. For example, while in Toronto for the Nopalea event, I learned that thecity of Toronto now has sufficient evidence to prove that the use of pesticides on lawns,park grasses and golf courses actually contributes to breast cancer in women and a numberof children’s illnesses. Fortified with this information, the municipality of Toronto haspassed an ordinance that forbids the use of pesticides in the city. Now cities all over theworld are sending delegates to Toronto to discuss the research and how their cities mayreduce the toxic environment for their own residents. These are actions people are takingto change lifestyle behaviors and help embrace a greater quality of life.While it is the North American mindset to deal with symptoms, I want to encourage youto think of causes as well. Be on the lookout for anything you may be doing that has a toxicWe can engage in actions that will turn the tide and promise us a greaterquality of health and wellness than most people are experiencing today.10essentialsfor health and wellnessJoin with TriVita as we begin our seconddecade of health and wellness for all. Weencourage you to experience wellness™through these 10 Essentials, created toenhance life in wonderful ways.Physical1. Breathe DeeplyInhale life fully, cleanse your body oftoxins and feel calm.2. Drink WaterAs you quench your thirst for water, youalso boost your energy.3. Sleep PeacefullyRest, repair, rejuvenate: a regular sleeproutine lets your body do its work.4. Eat NutritiouslyChoose healthy, wholesome foods tofuel a healthy body and mind.5. Enjoy ActivityMove it to improve it! Your whole beingbenefits from an active lifestyle.Emotional6. Give and Receive LoveFeel the power of positive emotions whileyou strengthen your immune system.7. Be ForgivingTo be at peace, unburden yourself ofhostility and resentment towards others.8. Practice GratitudeGratitude brings gratification: less stress,more joy, greater well-being.9. Develop AcceptanceReleasing what you can’t change freesyou from worry and enriches your life.Spiritual2 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessDrink WaterSee page 810. Develop a Relationship with GodNourish your spirituality to nourishpersonal growth and happiness.Article from Michael Ellison continued on page 21...
4 Healthy Aging is AllAbout Healthy LivingWhy nutrients and exerciseare so important.6 Take a Stand NOW AgainstPremature AgingThrive with Nopalea™ – theultimate wellness solution.12 ”B” Sharp inToday’s EconomyWhy B vitamins can helpbuild or re-build careers.16 Pathrecy is a Walking,Talking Advertisementfor Healthy Living“I love all my TriVita®supplements, especiallySonoran Bloom™ Nopalea.”19 Become Your OwnSmoothie ChefRefreshing summer drinksloaded with healthy goodness.Take a stand againstpremature agingwith Nopalea.6AUGUST2009Inside25 David is Breathing EasierThanks to NopaleaHe’s much more active nowthat his asthma symptomshave disappeared.29 Sharpen YourSocial Skills...With Your ComputerSocial websites providenew friends, connectionsand business opportunities.When I hear the term “Healthy Aging,”I immediately think about my own mom(pictured above with me). She had me latein life, when her three older children were grown.The way each of my parents took care of themselveswas like night and day. My mom never drank alcoholor smoked cigarettes, and took great care of herself.My dad, on the other hand, smoked, drank and atewhatever he wanted and never sought medical helpfor any of his ailments. His lifestyle choices robbedhim of life at the early age of 62. That was 36 yearsago, and my mom has since lived another lifetime.She remarried a man who was 13 years her junior,only to outlive him. For the past few years, she’slived in an assisted living home, and earlier lastyear, she fell and broke her hip. She successfullywent through a partial hip replacement at age 95,and although we figured she’d never get out of awheelchair, I am happy to say that she’s now usingthe support of a walker, and we just celebrated her96th birthday.I have been sending my mom TriVita’s B-12 for thepast 10 years, and at this rate, we just may be seeingWillard Scott wish her a happy 100th in a few years!Every time I speak with her, she expresses gratitudefor her good health, the fact that she doesn’t hurtanywhere and the love of her children, all the wayto her great-great-grandchildren.So many people regard the aging process as negative,and dread each birthday. Yes, we’re all aging, but ourchoices and proper nutrients can mean the differencebetween years of disability or years of vibrant life.I hope you benefit from all the articles onHealthy Aging in this issue. Be sure to takeadvantage of the savings on some of your favoritehealthy aging products from TriVita this month –and to hopefully find a new favorite in ourastonishing wellness drink, Nopalea.Pam Knox, Editor of PublicationsAugust 2009 l 31-800-991-7116ON MY MINDEDITOR’S NOTERefreshing summersmoothie recipes.19OmegaPrime’s10-step process forgreater purity.9We value your feedback.Please send your comments to: email@example.com or mail to Editor, c/oTriVita, Inc., 16100 N. Greenway HaydenLoop, Suite 950, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
triVita’s premium daily supplement forcomplete nutritionVitaDaily is a complete multi-vitamin supplement that oﬀers numerous benefits:• Helps promote natural energy and vitality for the day• Helps promote repair and rejuvenation for the night• Contains 7 essential nutrient classes and 25 whole foods concentrates• Scientifically-formulated and physician-approvedTake VitaDaily AM/PM™multi-vitaminfor optimal health and vitality!VitaDailyAM/PM™#30200Non-Member $37.99Member $29.99Redeem with 300 VitaPoints50% OFFon VitaDaily AM/PMwhen you purchaseone bottle of NopaleaGoodthrough8-31-09.Limit2specialsperhousehold.Seepage7formoredetails.Have you everbeen toldyou lookyounger than yourage? What a wonderfulcompliment! Why isit that some peopleage so gracefully? Is it purely geneticor can others share in this fountainof youth?For some reason we inherently know the answerbut don’t take it to heart: Eat right, exercise andreduce stress. Really? Can’t I do something else?Isn’t that what supplements are for? Supplementsare just that, supplements. They can enhancephysiology, but sometimes cannot overcomethe effect of poor lifestyle choices. Even thebest supplements can be powerless against whatpeople purposefully do to their bodies.Scientists have studied Okinawan centenarians(people who live to over 100) for years becausethey seemed to have the inside track on healthyaging. Many of their “secrets” are very similar toTriVita’s 10 Essentials (see page 2): clean air, cleanwater, nutritious food, daily physical activity andemotional balance. For many years, Okinawansheld the distinction of having the lowest deathrates resulting from heart disease and stroke ascompared to the rest of Japan. However, in 2000,they lost that honor as the age-adjusted death ratefor heart disease and stroke for Okinawan menincreased to the same level as average Japanesemen. How did they lose their edge?Scientists observed Okinawans shifting awayfrom their traditional foods, eating 50% lessgreen and yellow vegetables. It is not just theJapanese who are seeing the impact of dietarychange. In the United Kingdom, there is anincreasing trend of mental illnesses such asAlzheimer’s, attention deficit hyperactivedisorder and schizophrenia, among others.That’s partly because the UK population isconsuming one-third fewer vegetables and two-thirds less fish than they did 50 years ago. InNorth America, eating nutrient-depleted foodand the lack of physical activity have also beentaking a toll on the health of our population.Chronic disease is on the rise, not just for peoplein their prime, but also among our youth. Manyparents express the sentiment that young peopleare growing up too fast! As a physician, I cansay there is truth to that statement, but not ina favorable way. Diseases that I typically see in50-year-olds are becoming apparent in youngchildren: insulin-resistant diabetes, fatty liverdisease, atherosclerotic heart disease and highHealtHy lIVINGisthekeytoHealtHy aGINGTammy Pon, M.D.Take care of yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually...and your body will take care of youby Dr. Tammy Pon
August 2009 l 51-800-991-7116blood pressure. Unfortunately, this may bethe first generation of children to not outlivetheir parents.I’d also like to point out the huge quality oflife difference between healthy aging versuslongevity. On average, life expectancy has beenincreasing in America: from 47.3 years in 1900to 68.2 years in 1950, and it now stands at 77.7years since 2006. Sadly, for many, the goldenyears are not golden. The growing need for“long-term care” becomes an almost inevitablereality as 10% of all people over the age of 65,and as many as 50% of those over the age of 85,are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which isthe seventh leading cause of death.Can we turn things around? Of course, but itmeans taking TriVita’s 10 Essentials to heart!Your action plan should include:Defend your DNAI recently wrote about Essential #5 in theVitaJournal: Enjoy Activity. Exercise generallyimproves mood, stamina, balance, but moreimportantly it may help keep DNA young.Essential #4 is to eat nutritiously. By doingthis, you provide building blocks for your bodyto use for maintenance and repair. Our DNAundergoes many assaults daily. Your body needsessential nutrients to repair DNA damage andavoid inflammation. Chronic inflammation agesthe body, destroys brain cells, weakens bonesand contributes to chronic disease in general.Quit smoking. Cigarette smoke contains up to4,000 chemicals. Not only is smoking bad foryou, it is bad for the loved ones around you.Children who are around cigarette smoke tendto have more asthma and ear infections. Thegood news is the minute you quit, your bodybegins to heal. After one year of quitting, yourheart attack risk is half that of a smoker and,after 10 years, the risk of lung cancer for anaverage ex-smoker is cut in half as well.Guard your gutTraditional yogurt is one of many fermentedfoods loaded with “good germs” called probiotics.In fact, many cultures around the world havesome type of fermented food in their dietsuch as Korean kimchee, Japanese natto andmiso, German sauerkraut, etc. Scientists arediscovering the symbiotic nature of thesetrillions of good germs that inhabit our gut.They kick-start the gut immune system ininfancy. Plus, over time these probiotics evolveinto “helpers,” producing extra enzymes to helpus break down foods to help release nutrients,as well as neutralize some potentially cancerouscompounds. Regular consumption of fermentedfoods rich with probiotics may help maintain theproper balance of good germs in the gut, thusenhancing the immune systems and reducingthe risk of some chronic diseases.Many diseases have been linked to reducednumbers of the good germs including Crohn’sdisease, asthma, allergies, breast cancer, braindysfunction from liver cirrhosis and obesity.Helicobacter pylori, the “bad” bacteria associatedwith peptic ulcers and gastric cancer, may alsocontribute to some cases of schizophrenia,autoimmune thyroid disease, diabetes, highcholesterol and osteoporosis.Make your mind merryThis encompasses Essentials #6-10. Manyvibrant centenarians have learned the secret ofbeing content, holding no grudges, continuingto challenge their minds and counting each dayas a blessing.Research demonstrates that exercising, beingsocially engaged and participating in some typeof mental stimulation such as bridge, chessor crossword puzzles helps reduce the riskof dementia.Actively participating in music can be benefi-cial. A 1999 research study at Michigan StateUniversity found that group keyboard lessonsgiven to older Americans reduced stress,loneliness and anxiety while increasing levelsof human growth hormone.Our body is an incredible masterpiece –able to repair and heal itself, given the rightinput. For many, the road to restoring healthand vitality is daunting, but not impossible.Persistence and determination are important,but do not necessitate perfection in everyaspect of your lifestyle. They can help you findthe courage to get back on track if you getsidetracked. It can be hard going at it alone,so “buddy up” and include your family.Can we turn things around?Of course, but it means takingTriVita’s 10 Essentials to heart!Our body is an incrediblemasterpiece – able torepair and heal itself...Essential #4 is to eatnutritiously. By doing thisyou provide building blocksfor your body to use formaintenance and repair.Essential #4 is to eatnutritiously. By doing thisyou provide building blocksfor your body to use formaintenance and repair.Essential #4 is to eatnutritiously. By doing thisyou provide building blocksfor your body to use formaintenance and repair.Tammy Pon, M.D., a functional medicine physician, receivedher medical degree from the University of Texas in Houston.She completed specialty training in Healthy Aging.
trivita.com6 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessMy seventh-gradeteacher was anancient fossil of aman – much older than evenmy parents! I think he was50. He told me a truth aboutaging that I have neverforgotten: The only way toavoid getting old is to dieyoung. With that in mind Ifound great wisdom in the words of BenjaminFranklin who said, “All would live long but nonewould be old.”So, healthy aging is about living long withoutbeing old! To reach that goal we need to take abrief look at the process called “biological aging.”Biological aging does not happen with thetick of the clock or the pages turning on yourcalendar; it happens in your cells. During its lifecycle, a cell may be damaged by exposure to:• Toxins• Direct trauma• Nutrient deficiencies• StressEach of these circumstances causes inflamma-tion and free radical production. Intensenutrition is needed to battle these causes ofpremature cell death. Premature biologicalaging occurs when more cells die than youcan replace.Fighting inflammationThe human body is designed to fight prematureaging and remain young. A powerful force calledhomeostasis mobilizes your immune system,hormones, nerves and other important systemsto ignite the healing process. Homeostasis usesfocused inflammation to remodel your cellsfollowing injury, illness or even the extremechallenges of emotional stress. Once the healingprocess is complete, homeostasis extinguishesthe fire of inflammation and returns your bodyto a state of dynamic and vital balance – freefrom the effects of runaway inflammation.However, there are times when your body cannotheal itself. If inflammation overwhelms a cell, itmay be damaged beyond repair. Damaged, deadcells must be removed or they will become thefocus of infection and illness. Betalains, a uniqueclass of nutrients that is both an antioxidantand a protein, assists a special cell called amacrophage (literally “big eater”) to engulf thedead cell and eliminate it from your body. Thismakes room for a brand-new replacement celland the cycle of wellness continues.Intense nutritionThe supplements of healthy aging include fourcritical components:• A balanced multiple vitamin/mineralsupplement to establish a solid foundationfor healthy aging• An essential fatty acid supplementto nourish the arteries and rehydratethe brain• A Vitamin C supplement to serve as anantioxidant reserve and keep the immunesystem active• A B-12 supplement to keep the energylevel up and the mind brightNopalea – protects againstpremature agingThere are many things that contribute topremature aging, including:• Excess exposure to the sun• A poor diet• Stress• InactivityThe most common contributors, however, areinflammation, muscle and joint pain and poorcirculation. Since Nopalea targets inflamma-tion, aids detoxification and optimizes cellhealth, it can help slow down the process ofpremature aging.Daily servings of Nopalea will provide youwith the betalains that put out the fire ofinflammation and rescue cells under attackby free radicals. Further, betalains act to cleanup the dead cells and help to protect themfrom becoming a target for disease. Betalainshelp you thrive as they help your body reduceinflammation and support the miracleof homeostasis.Remember, premature aging is about losingmore cells than we replace. Healthy aging isabout closing the gap between loss of our cellsand repair or replacement of our cells as directedby homeostasis and fueled by nutrients.To take control of your health and protectagainst premature aging, follow these simplerecommendations:• Learn, live and share the 10 Essentialsfor Health and Wellness (see page 2)• Take your supplements:• A multiple vitamin/mineral• Sublingual B-12• Vitamin C• OmegaPrime®• Take Nopalea to help your bodyease inflammationNopalea is your premier wellness partner inyour body’s never-ending quest for good health.To find out more about how Nopalea can helpyou, read the testimonials and ad on page 7,or visit sonoranbloom.com.Brazos MinshewTAKE A STAND NOWagainst premature agingnopalea™ – the ultimate wellness solutionBy Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science OﬃcerBy Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science OﬃcerBy Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science OﬃcerBy Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science OﬃcerTAKE A STAND NOWagainst premature agingnopalea™ – the ultimate wellness solutionTAKE A STAND NOWagainst premature agingnopalea™ – the ultimate wellness solution
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trivita.com8 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessIn this ﬁve-part series, we’re taking an in-depth look at the 10 essentials for healthand wellness. This month, discover more about essentials #2 and #10: drink waterand develop a relationship with god.Exploring TriVita’s 10 Essentials÷2 =Your weightin poundsOunces of waterper dayDrinkWater,Essential#2How much should you drink?It’s not an overstatement to say that wateris essential to your very existence. Over60% of your body is made up of water; it doeseverything from regulate body temperature and carrynutrients, to flush out waste products, moisten tissues and lubricate joints.But, how much water is enough? Use the formula below to determine theideal amount of clean, pure water you should drink each day. Rememberto down extra water when you exercise and during hot weather.Example: A 150-pound person would need to drink about 75 ounces ofwater per day. 150 ÷ 2 = 75 ounces (a little over 9 cups of water)When you don’t get enoughBecause your body is so dependent on water, there can be serious problemswhen you don’t get enough. You lose water through natural processes suchas sweating, breathing, urinating and bowel movements. However, when youlose much more water than you replace, you can become dehydrated. Thiscan be caused by loss of fluids, not drinking enough fluids or a combinationof the two. Dehydration is classified as mild, moderate or severe.The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists the symptoms of dehydration as:• Dry or sticky mouth• Low or no urine output; concentrated urine appears dark yellow• Not producing tears• Sunken eyes• Markedly sunken fontanelles (the soft spot on the top of the head)in an infant• Lethargic or comatose (with severe dehydration)They recommend calling your doctor if the following symptoms appear:• Not producing tears• Sunken eyes• Little or no urine output for 8 hours• Dry skin that sags back into position slowly whenpinched up into a fold• Dry mouth or dry eyesSevere dehydration is considered a life-threatening emergency and canresult in seizures, brain damage and even death.Water is life – so drink up!DevelopaRelationshipwithGod,Essential#10Spirituality and healthSpiritual health plays a crucial role in youroverall well-being; by embracing spirituality, youcan positively contribute to your healthy aging.People who practice daily devotion have been shownto have lower blood pressure, fewer strokes and lessemotional turmoil.In fact, one study from Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College ofMedicine found that attending a religious service at least once a weekreduced the risk of death by 20%!Building your relationshipAre you growing daily with God or would you consider yourself a spiritualinfant? As with any relationship, a relationship with God takes time andattention. Here are some tips to get you started:• Take time each day for prayer and reflection – This can bea time of praise, thanksgiving, repentance and petition. And itcan be any time of day: when you’re in the car, in line at thegrocery store, anywhere.• Communicate freely with Him – Let Him know your caresand concerns – you’ll immediately feel better. The more youshare, the stronger your relationship will become.• Get to know Him through a daily devotion – Reading God’sWord is one of the best ways of getting to know Him.• Worship with others – Build relationships with fellow believersas you build one with God. You can learn from others as well ascreate a stronger, healthier social life.However you choose to approach spirituality, remember that it is anintegral part of overall wellness. Physical, emotional and spiritual healthwork together to create a healthier, happier you!Every month in the VitaJournal, you can find spiritual counsel andinsights from TriVita’s own chaplain, Gene Henderson. See page 23 forhis feature on this month’s topic: “Give the gift of giving.”People who practice daily devotion have been shownPart I of V
August 2009 l 91-800-991-7116Omega-3 EssentialFatty Acids (EFAs)are among themost important nutrientsin our diet. We simplymust have them in orderto build healthy braincells, to establish optimumcirculation in our heartand blood vessels and, mostimportant, to reduce the inflammation in ourentire body. Omega-3s are “good fats.” Good fatsmake good cholesterol; good cholesterol makesgood hormones. Everyone needs good hormonesfor physical and emotional health.Omega-3 EFAs come from animal and vege-table sources. Walnuts, flax seeds and perillaseeds are examples of vegetarian sourcesof Omega-3. Plankton, krill and fish oil areexamples of animal-source Omega-3. A distinctadvantage to vegetarian-source Omega-3 is thatthey metabolize slowly and remain in your bodyall day long. A significant advantage of fish oilis that it requires very little (if any) metabolism.Therefore, it speeds directly to your arteries andbrain with quick nutrition.So you can see that each source of EFA hasadvantages. Are there disadvantages to fish-oil derived Omega-3 EFA? Possibly – unlessyou are using pharmaceutical-grade Omega-3.Deadly toxins in fishing watersFor decades now many short-sightedindustrialists have been using the world’s oceansas their own private dumping grounds. As aresult, many of the fishing grounds have beencontaminated. Plankton and krill absorb PCBsand dioxins – chemicals lethal to humans –as well as mercury, arsenic and lead. Smallfish eat these tiny denizens, and the chain ofcontamination begins. Larger fish eat smallerfish and bigger fish eat them in return. Poisonsconcentrate at each exchange. Finally, big fishare eaten by humans who may suffer ill healthfrom concentrated toxins.Is there a way to get the Omega-3 EFAs we needwithout risk of contamination? The answer is anemphatic “YES!” – if you are not afraid of a littleextra effort.The healthiest fishfrom pristine sourcesThe first step in collecting healthy Omega-3 EFAsis to select uncontaminated waters. Very few cleanregions remain in today’s oceans. We use the areaclose to the Arctic Circle between Norway andGreenland as one of the most uncontaminatedsections of ocean today. Also, the source of ourOmega-3 is small fish that live in this region year-round. Why is this important? Migratory fish maybring toxins in from other less pristine areas. Also,larger fish may simply concentrate the toxins asthey come up the food chain.After selecting the smallest fish from thecleanest area, we check them for baselinecontamination and measure their pH. Toxic fishwill be very acidic (just like toxic humans). Fishwith high acid levels are rejected and only thehealthiest fish are retained. Since freshness iscritical, the fish are cold-stored as soon as theyare caught and the oils are harvested right atdockside. As always, our fish oil is processed inan oxygen-free environment to prevent spoilage.As the oil is extracted it is tested for thepresence of oxidation and decay using threetests: Anisidine to test for past oxidation,peroxide value to test for current oxidationand TOTOX to test for total oxidation.Molecular distillation –the best way to remove impuritiesThe next steps are among the most importantin the entire process of delivering healthyOmega-3 EFAs to you. It begins with moleculardistillation. Distilling oils is a way to take outimpurities such as dioxin and mercury. However,standard “flash distillation” techniques merelyreduce the toxic load in the Omega-3 EFA. Ifyou want to totally eliminate harmful toxins,you simply must use molecular distillation!Our exclusive 10 stage process helpsensure purity, potency and quality1. Select pristine waters to collect Omega-32. Choose small fish to reduce concentratedcontaminants3. Measure pH and reject acidic (toxic) fish4. Cold store the high-omega EFA fish5. Harvest the oils immediately6. Process Omega-3 EFAs in oxygen-freeenvironment7. Measure anisidine for past oxidation8. Measure peroxide for current oxidation9. Measure TOTOX to protect againstrancid oils10. Molecularly distill the oils to remove eventrace contaminantsYes, this is anexpensive, time-consuming processbut we cannotconscientiouslydeliver less thanthe best to thepeople who trustus. By choosingOmegaPrime®, youcan rest assuredthat you aregetting the highestquality product foryour needs.See page 18for more infor-mation aboutOmegaPrime.TRIVITA GOES THE “EXTRA MILE”to deliver the powerfulbeneﬁts of Omega-3swe use a rigorous 10-step process to ensure purityBrazos MinshewBy Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Oﬃcer12345678910
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August 2009 l 111-800-991-7116Backpack safety• Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.• Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the centerof the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the student’s body weight.• Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.• Consider a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavyload. Remember that rolling backpacks still must be carried up stairs, and they may be diﬃcult to roll in snow.Traveling to and from schoolReview the basic rules with your youngster:School Bus• If your child’s school bus has lap/shoulder seat belts, make sure your child uses one at all times whenin the bus.• Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb.• Do not move around on the bus.• Check to see that no other traﬃc is coming before crossing.• Make sure to always remain in clear view of the bus driver.Bike• Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.• Ride on the right, in the same direction as traﬃc.• Use appropriate hand signals.• Respect traﬃc lights and stop signs.• Wear bright colored clothing to increase visibility.Walking to School• Make sure your child takes a safe route to school with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection.• Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Because small children are impulsive and less cautious aroundtraﬃc, carefully consider whether or not your child is ready to walk to school without adult supervision.• Bright colored clothing will make your child more visible to drivers.Making the first day easier• Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun. They’ll see old friends and meet new ones.Refresh their memory about previous years, when they may have returned home after the first day with highspirits because they had a good time.• Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your youngster can walk to school or ride with on the bus.• If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk with them) to school and pick them up on the first day.you cope with your situation. Be sureto include plenty of fruits and vegetablesin your diet.• Don’t abandon your exercise routine.Even if you have to break it up into10-minute increments, it will still help.Exercise is important for your overallhealth and it’s a good stress-buster. Plus,if you’re caring for someone with limitedmobility, you will need to be able to lift,push and pull.• Get regular check-ups. Stay up-to-dateon your annual medical visits.Arm yourself with knowledge –A multitude of resources is available forcaregivers. It’s easy to get caught up in feelingsof helplessness, but remember, you’re not alone;there is plenty of help out there. Empoweryourself and take control of the situationinstead of allowing it to control you.• Services – The Department of Health &Human Services’ eldercare.gov websiteis a great tool for finding local home andcommunity-based services.• Beneﬁts – benefitscheckup.org can helpyou figure out what benefits your relativequalifies for in federal, state, local andprivate programs.• Assistance programs – govbenefits.gov isa collaborative effort of 17 federal agenciesthat can help you find federal, state andlocal government assistant programs.• Medicare – An entire section of medicare.gov is dedicated to caregivers. You’llfind publications, videos, answers onnavigating Medicare, the options you haveand other resources to help you through.Get plenty of sleep – Sleep is the bestway to recharge your batteries – get at least 7.5to 9 hours per night. This is especially importantfor caregivers who can be drained emotionally,physically and mentally.Above all, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Ifyou feel you are drowning in responsibility orare confused about which steps to take, shareyour concerns with friends, a therapist orclergyman. They may be able to offer valuableguidance. Recognize that asking for help is asign of strength, not of weakness.Are your kids orgrandkids goingback to school?Tips from the american academy of pediatrics
trivita.com12 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessScott Conard, M.D., is the founder of TienaHealth,an organization of medical doctors in primarycare practice who emphasize healthy lifestylesto maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considereda national expert on disease prevention.TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials.Scott Conard, M.D.Founder, TienaHealthIn today’s economy, peopleeverywhere are re-packagingthemselves to adjust to a tougherjob market. Whether you’re taking acomputer course, working toward adegree or simply looking for incomein a new field, you need to be sharp.Maybe “B” sharp is more to thepoint, as in Vitamin B-12.No matter how many job training coursesyou take or how impressive your resuméis, you can’t be a standout if you’re tired,irritable or forgetful. And that may be justthe impression you give if, like so many intoday’s stressful world, you’re suffering froma B-12 deficiency.Symptoms that others will noticeLow energy is one of the most well-knownsymptoms that your body is low on theimportant “B” nutrients we all need to thrive.What you may not know – but you can besure others notice – are these additionalsymptoms of B-12 deficiency:• Depression• Confusion• Moodiness• Poor memoryJust as troublesome, though they may notbe so obvious to others, are these additionalsymptoms of low B-12: weakness, loss ofappetite, weight loss, numbness/tingling inthe hands and feet and trouble maintainingbalance. And don’t think that just becauseyou’re a certain age, you’re “immune” from alack of B-12. A B-12 deficiency can start asearly as age 30 and can cause brain erosion.As early as age 40, the body’s ability to absorbB vitamins may decrease.So, if it’s important to you to function at thepeak of your powers, it’s important to giveyour brain and body the B-12 it needs.That’s why it’s important to replenish yourB-12 “resumé” every day with TriVita’s qualityB-12 products. You get maximum absorptionfrom their unique formulas, which dissolveright under the tongue to speed their benefitsinto the bloodstream. Pills that you swallowdon’t deliver maximum absorption. And asyou may know, injections of B-12 are painfuland expensive.Give yourself the best:TriVita’s B-12Once you decide to upgrade your B-12levels, commit to giving yourself only thebest... only TriVita’s B-12 products giveyou these benefits:• Dr. Alfred Libby’s original, patentedsublingual (under-the-tongue) deliverysystem for maximum absorption• Nutrient-based, with no stimulants• Pharmaceutical-grade quality• Clinically tested for purityand effectivenessB-12 Updateby Dr. Scott ConardUpgrading your career skills? Don’t leave your brain behind
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Charlotte Riegel,aﬃliate Member“Since I cannot stopthe biological clock fromticking off my life onearth, I do the followingto feel young:• Eat healthy foods and drink lots of water• Get adequate sleep (more rather than less)• Stay active by walking, gardening andentertaining grandchildren• Volunteer at my church (this has bothphysical and emotional benefits)• Think positively and express gratitude• Express love to family, friendsand neighbors• Change what I should and can, leavingthe rest to God• Maintain a deep relationship with GodAll of what I do helps maintain a sense ofwell-being and has been developed throughdeliberate discipline. I am most energizedwhen engaged with my passions of reading,writing and gardening.At my age, youth is a matter of perceptionand attitude.”Elizabeth Welsh,aﬃliate Member“TriVita products have helpedkeep me young. I started withSublingual B-12 and VitalC Crystals, and added othervitamins as they came along.I’m especially excited by thenew Nopalea. In addition, Joint Complex helpedease my arthritis. There are many supplementcompanies out there, and some even havedecent products, but none can compare toTriVita. So today I can say I have used mostof TriVita’s products with great success. I am56-years-old, and I am able to hike, bike andski. And I love to dance! I eat a healthy diet,exercise at the gym at least three times a weekand drink eight glasses of water daily! I also usetotally natural jojoba oil with essential oils onmy face and body, wash with natural soaps anduse natural shampoo and conditioner that I buyat the farmers’ market. Aging is natural; lookingand feeling young is a choice!”Peter Dusharm,TriVita employee“It is important to continueto feel and stay young as weget older. I am motivated todo so in order to be able toplay with my children, andeventually grandchildrenas they grow. I focus on staying physically fitso that I can remain active and energetic asI age. Recently, my wife and I took up cycling,a very challenging and rewarding activity. Icompleted a two-day, 175-mile ride for charityand since it was for a good cause, it was evenmore rewarding. Every time I finish a ride Ifeel a sense of accomplishment and completestress relief. I also enjoy the beautiful desertlandscape while being physically active. I wouldencourage anyone to find a trail through a parkor neighborhood and begin to experience thejoy of cycling.I like to use Optima4 to help me havethe energy to complete the rides, andAdaptogen 10 Plus helps me to recover aftera ride. In addition, Nopalea contributes tomy overall health in numerous ways, andhelps reduce swelling in joints and musclesafter rigorous exercise.”Each month three membersof the TriVita communityshare their insights on health,wellness and more.This monthly feature creates an open forumfor members of the TriVita community torespond to a variety of provocative questionsabout a wide range of subjects. Join thediscussion! Your response could earnyou a $25 TriVita GiftCard; see details at theend of this article.Do you feel youngeror older than your biological age?Have you ever been so exhausted andrun-down that you felt much older?Or, just the opposite – do you takeextra good care of yourself and feelyears younger than you think youshould? What you put in your bodyand how you nurture it greatly affectshow you feel and look. Here are someways others feel and stay young.What do you do to feel and stay young?GiftCard$25We invite you to answerour upcoming question:“How do you expressgratitude on a daily basis?”Yourresponsecouldearnyoua$25TriVitaGiftCard!Just email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org,or call 1-800-693-4083. You can also write to:VitaJournal, 16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Ste. 950,Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Please include your Member ID,your address and daytime phone number (along withemail address, if you have one).Note:Whenyousubmitaletteroremail,youarealsogivingTriVitafullrightstoit,includingtherighttopublishitinfuturepublicationsandtoedititasneeded.This month’s question:trivita.com14 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessEmbracingWELLNESS
August 2009 l 151-800-991-7116“The Healthy Aging Pack iseverything I need.”“Eight years ago my husbandand I were in a bad caraccident. A year into thehealing process, I saw TriVitaSublingual B-12 on TV anddecided to try it. Within acouple of days I noticed adifference. Later I added Vital C Crystals. NowI’m on the Healthy Aging Pack, which includesthese two products, plus VitaDaily AM/PMand OmegaPrime. I keep taking them becauseI feel much better. I sleep well at night. I haveminimal aches and pains. I have steady energythroughout the day. Plus, it’s convenient andthere’s a cost savings. I love TriVita!”Kathy G. – Jenks, OK“The past four years have beenpain-free.”“I am a machine operator and a deep seafisherman. A few years ago, I was having backproblems and all my joints were so painful thatI didn’t know what to do. Then I discoveredOmegaPrime. After my first bottle I noticedI could start doing things that previously hadbeen a problem. I continue to take OmegaPrimeand for the past four years have been pain-free.I have recommended this fantastic productto a few friends and family members, and ithas worked for each and every one of them.Thank you, TriVita for this wonderful product.”Oswald C. – Scarborough, ON“Adaptogen 10 Plus remains one ofmy daily rituals!”“I’ve been using Adaptogen10 Plus ever since it becamepart of TriVita’s amazingproduct line. At the time Ihad an immense amountof stress but noticed thatAdaptogen 10 Plus gave mea real sense of calmness and a feeling of beingrefreshed. Although I have since eliminatedthe major sources of stress in my life, there arestill the environmental toxins that we can’t getcompletely away from... so Adaptogen 10 Plusremains one of my daily rituals!”Rene F. – Kamloops, BC“This product is amazing to me.”“I take Dr. Libby’s Vital C Crystals. Since Istarted taking Vital C, I’ve never gotten a cold,and I’m usually the first one to get it. I’ll standbehind it – this stuff really works. It’s the bestVitamin C product I have found. I’ve tried otherbrands, and they aren’t nearly as effective. Thepeople in my family that don’t take Vital C getsinus colds, the flu and other viruses, but mybrother and I both take it and don’t get sick.I used to have five or six colds a year, but lastyear I had just one small one all winter long.This product is amazing to me.”Sam B. – Mena, AR“I have a lot of energy andfeel better when I take them.”“I love TriVita’s VitaDailyAM/PM tablets... they arevery effective. I have a lot ofenergy and feel better whenI take them. It has also helpedwith my eczema. The itchinghas decreased tremendously,and the dry skin has smoothed quite a bit.My stress levels are also down. The packagingis great because you can easily take thesesupplements with you. Finally, what I love mostabout TriVita is how the company encouragesme to take care of myself mentally, physicallyand spiritually. Thank you, TriVita.”Bonnor S. – Plainfield, NJReal Stories from real peopleSee what Members like you have to say about TriVita®products!“... I feel like a very young 76-year-old person.”“I can’t begin to tell you what a differenceSublingual B-12 has made in my life. All of my life Ihave been active, with lots of energy. A few monthsago I had a complete physical and told the doctorabout my lack of energy. My husband died a littleover a year ago, so I kept blaming my frame of mindand body on the stress of being a caregiver.So I started taking every vitamin on the shelves, plus sleep aids until Irealized how much it was costing me. Now, thanks to Sublingual B-12, Ifeel like a very young 76-year-old person. I want to be well to be here formy children, grandchildren and others.”Sophia P. – Mauldin, SC“After taking Nopalea, I no longer have pain orinflammation in my leg.”“I have been taking two ounces of SonoranBloom Nopalea for five days now. I had a freakaccident last year that severed a major artery andtwo tendons in my leg, resulting in near death, twohospitalizations, three surgeries and over threemonths in a leg cast. Since my accident I have notbeen able to walk barefoot without limping. WhenI work out at the gym on the elliptical trainer or run on the treadmill,I experience pain and swelling in my leg. After taking Nopalea, I nolonger have pain or inflammation in my leg. I’ve also noticed thatwhen I walk barefoot, I am not limping as badly as I was before. Myfamily and I are very happy with Nopalea and TriVita!”Eric W. – Tampa, FLYoushouldconsultwithahealthcareproviderbeforestartinganydiet,exerciseorsupplementationprogram,beforetakinganymedication,orifyoususpectyoumighthaveaheartproblem.Youshouldnotstoptakinganymedicationwithoutfirstconsultingyourhealthcareprovider.
Pathrecy’s introduction toTriVita® products six years agobegan like so many others –with a tiny pink pill that helped herstay upbeat and maintain a balancedmood. That product was SublingualB-12. “I was tired all the time,and in just one month I noticeda tremendous improvement in myenergy level,” she recalls. “I’ve sincegraduated to Super Sublingual B-12,and it has been even better, givingme more energy and mental clarity.”“My passion for TriVita begins with theproducts – they’re so amazing,” Pathrecycontinues. “Both my husband, Jon, and I areavid fans of many different TriVita products.They have definitely helped our health andquality of life. People can sense our genuineenthusiasm for both the products and manyother aspects of the company, especially the10 Essentials for Health and Wellness.”Pathrecy’s lengthy productfavorites listAfter taking Dr. Libby’s Vital C Crystals fora short time, Pathrecy noticed a difference.“My energy improved, and I just felt betterall around,” she says. “I also do the VitaminC flush, and that helps reduce my chances ofgetting a cold.”Another big favorite is OmegaPrime®.“It’s just so effective in dealing withwomen’s health issues, especially with skinconditioning,” Pathrecy notes. “Before,my skin would get dry and OmegaPrimehas really made a difference.”Adaptogen 10 Plus® has helped boost heroverall energy and lower stress. “I noticedthat I felt better right after I started takingit,” she says. “My body felt stronger and thatfeeling has never stopped. This wonderfulproduct has also helped my body recover fromillness and injuries much faster.” Pathrecysays, “My excitement over Adaptogen 10 Plushas led me to wholeheartedly recommend itto many others who suffer a variety of healthchallenges. They have benefited significantly.Even a close family member who has beensuffering from chronic fatigue syndrome formany years is seeing remarkable results.”Pathrecy takes Energy Now!®– another greatproduct that improves her mood and energy.“I also recommend Balanced Woman® to allthe women in my family,” she adds. “Withtoday’s modern lifestyle, women don’t get thenutrients they need. Balanced Woman reallyhelps with hormonal imbalance.”“OptimaFlex® made a huge difference afterI had a car accident,” she recalls. “My carflipped and rolled several times. I had a lotof bruises and took OptimaFlex. Withina short time, my pain from this accidentcompletely went away.”Pathrecy’s other TriVitafavorites include:• VisionGuard™– it helped resolveproblems she had with her retina.• Bone Builder – another TriVitaproduct that has helped facilitatehealthy bone growth.• NutraFruits™ – she takes it knowingthat she is doing something good forherself. “I get essential nutrients fromover 30 fruits and vegetables.”• Peaceful Sleep™ – has really helpedPathrecy fall asleep fast and wake uprefreshed and ready for the day.trivita.com16 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessMeet Pathrecy – she is a walking, talking adve“I love all my TriVita suppSonoran Bloom™Nopal
“Sonoran Bloom™Nopalea™ is so amazing.”Although Pathrecy and Jon areboth very pleased by their TriVita®product experiences, they are totally“blown away” by the new SonoranBloom Nopalea. “This productis so outstanding because it’seffective and quick,” she states.“After taking Nopalea, I noticeda difference within three days.Before, because of inflammation Iwasn’t able to get my wedding ringon my finger. After three daysI could easily put the ring on myfinger, and I felt so much better.”Nopalea has also helped withPathrecy’s severe and verydebilitating allergies. “Within oneweek all the allergies went away,”she notes. “I used to get migraineheadaches and total body aches –they’re both gone. I’m feeling sogood; I forgot what was wrong inthe first place.”She has also noticed several otherunexpected benefits. “Post-workoutsoreness is almost non-existent,”she says. “I have better muscletone and don’t feel sore the nextday. So my workout is moreeffective and fun. Ever sinceNopalea I have more energy; mycells can receive nutrients andwork more efficiently.”Her Nopalea partiesare a smash hitPathrecy is so enthusiastic aboutthis product that she hosts Nopaleatasting parties. “I’m just thrilled bythis product,” she exclaims. “Myhusband, Jon, and I love Nopalea– the way it tastes and how goodit makes us feel. We feel compelled to letthe world know about this fantastic product.Nopalea is one product I can definitely getbehind.” She has seen tremendous interest andenthusiasm and party invitees are completely“sold” on Nopalea once they experiencethe delicious, refreshing taste. “The Shareand Earn possibilities for this product areoutstanding,” she notes.Although Pathrecy is quick to praise TriVitaproducts for the important role they playin her good health, she also stresses theimportance of exercise, especially strengthtraining. Pathrecy and Jon really enjoy therugged, outdoor lifestyle that their Arizonahome offers, with biking, hiking and exploringas their favorite activities.“With all these great products, especiallyNopalea, I now have the strength to combattoxins in food, air and water,” concludesPathrecy. “TriVita products are helping us staystrong to help us cope with modern life. Welove them all!”August 2009 l 171-800-991-7116vertisement for healthy livingpplements, especially newalea™– it’s wonderful!”they’re both gone. I’m feeling sogood; I forgot what was wrong inthe first place.”Pathrecy and her husband, Jon.“The Share and Earnpossibilities are outstanding!”
Nourish your heart, brain, skin, jointsand glands with essential Fatty acids!OmegaPrime®: Your PRIME source for Essential Fatty AcidsPremier blend of essential fatty acids from four sources –fish, ﬂaxseed, evening primrose and perilla seed oilsRight balance of Omega-3s and Omega-6sInﬂammation-fighting formulaMercury/contaminant-free fish oilEvening primrose and perilla seed oils – the most potent EFAs for inﬂammationGive your body the support it needs with TriVita OmegaPrime!: Your PRIME source for Essential Fatty AcidsOmegaPrime®#30520Non-Member $22.99Member $17.99Redeem with 180 VitaPoints50% OFFon OmegaPrimewhen you purchaseone bottle of NopaleaGoodthrough8-31-09.Limit2specialsperhousehold.Seepage7formoredetails.In today’s world, the spotlight repeatedlyshines on the young and successful. It seemsthe younger an achiever is, the more he orshe is praised. However, this does not mean thatyou should stop dreaming big if your youth is adistant memory.Do you have a passion to do something great,but feel you missed your chance? Maybe you’vealways wanted to write a novel, create a newinvention or contribute to society in some way.Whatever your purpose in life, it’s never toolate to achieve remarkable things. Nowhere isit written that success must happen by a certainage. In fact, there are many people who havecontributed greatly to society at an older agethan you might expect.Here are just a few examples of achievers whowere recognized for their talents later in life:1. Laura Ingalls Wilder – Author of the“Little House on the Prairie” books, Wilder didn’treally become a serious writer (as a columnist)until her 40s. The first book in her series wasonly published nearly two decades later, whenshe was 65.2. Anna Mary Robertson Moses(Grandma Moses) – This famous painterabandoned a career in embroidery in her 70s,when arthritis made it too difficult for her towork. She began to paint and was discoveredby an art collector in New York City.3. Colonel Harland Sanders – Ahousehold name for his Kentucky-fried chicken,Sanders became successful with his franchise atthe age of 65, when many people are practicallydone with their careers.4. Golda Meir – Meir was no stranger topolitics, even at a younger age, but it was notuntil the age of 71 that she was elected Israel’sPrime Minister in 1969. She was the thirdfemale, worldwide, to ever be given this post.5. Julia Child – Child’s first cooking book“Mastering the Art of French Cooking” waspublished when she was 49. She hosted her owntelevision show when she was in her early 50s.6. Stan Lee – Perhaps the most famousname in comic book history, Stan Lee achievedgreat success later in life. While the artistworked for Marvel Comics (a name that hadnot yet been born) at the young age of 16, itwas not until the age of 44 that he created thelegend of Spiderman.7. Charles Bukowski – The famous “beat”poet and novelist worked as a postman for years.His first book was published at the age of 49.8. George Burns – While he built a longcareer on stage and TV, it wasn’t until he was80 that this beloved funnyman won movie-land’s top honor: an Academy Award for hissupporting role in Neil Simon’s The SunshineBoys. He continued to live out his dreams for20 more productive years.9. Henri Rousseau – He served in theFrench army and worked as a toll collector formany years. It wasn’t until he was 40 that hebecame a painter and was admired by otherartists of his time.10. Frank Lloyd Wright – One ofthe most influential modern architects of ourtime, Frank Lloyd Wright completed NewYork’s Guggenheim Museum at the age of89 and continued to teach until his deathin 1959.If you’ve ever lived with the notion that youwere too old to accomplish your dreams, it’stime to re-evaluate. When you have the talentand ambition to do great things, there are noage limits to your capabilities. If you haven’tstarted to live your life with passion andpurpose, it’s not too late. You can makea difference – start today!Accomplishing greatness later in lifeyour life purpose has no age limitsFrank Lloyd WrightStan Lee Julia Child
1-800-991-7116Chocoberry banana blast1 scoop ChocolateLeanology Shake Powder1 banana6 frozen strawberries8 oz. skim milk*½ cup iceBlend until smoothChocolate Covered Cherry1 scoop ChocolateLeanology Shake Powder1 handful pittedblack cherries8 oz. skim milk*½ cup iceBlend until smoothTropical breeze1 scoop VanillaLeanology Shake Powder4 oz. cran-cherry juice1 banana4 frozen strawberries¼ mango½ cup iceBlend until smoothberry Sunrise1 scoop VanillaLeanology Shake Powder6 frozen strawberries6 oz. crushedpineapple w/juice¼ cup orange juice½ cup iceBlend until smoothSummer is the perfect time to drinkrefreshing, fruit smoothies. They are cold,tasty and good for you (as long as you stickto healthy ingredients and don’t go overboard).Some smoothie companies make fruit smoothieswith frozen yogurt or even ice cream. This offersless nutritional value and packs on the calories.Just because a smoothie has fruit in it, does notmean it’s always healthy or low in fat. Createyour own smoothie, and you don’t have to guesswhat you’re drinking.Try the perfect ingredient you can’t get froma smoothie store – Leanology® Shake Powder.Leanology is a great addition to any smoothiebecause it provides you with nutrients yourbody needs, and helps curb your appetite soyou truly feel full.With so many different options to flavor upyour smoothie, you can get creative. Mix andmatch your LeanologyShake Powder with yourfavorite fruits and evenother TriVita® products– the combinationsare endless.To order LeanologyNutritional Shakes,see page 27.For an extra boost of whateveryour body is craving, add theseTriVita nutrients:• For an immunity boost,add 1 tsp. Vital C Crystals• For inﬂammation-busting nutrients,add 1 oz. Nopalea™ – it’s “Nopalicious!”• For stress-relieving nutrients,add 1 oz. Adaptogen 10 Plus®• For added ﬂexibility and mobility,add 1 packet OptimaFlex® (this reallygives it a great taste, especially to thechocolate powder)• To insure you’re getting all your daily fruitsand veggies, add 1 scoop of NutraFruits™*For fewer calories, substitute skim milk with water.Become your ownsmoothie chefrefreshing summer drinks loaded with healthy goodnessAugust 2009 l 19want more healthy ideas? read how Membersand TriVita employees are mixing up their favorite TriVita products:“My husband Mark made the best afternoon ‘treat’ with 1 cup of vanilla yogurt and a splash of Nopalea,and now I am hooked! I have it after my workout.” tina G. – CharlOtte, nC“I like to start my day oﬀ with a bowl of plain hot oatmeal, and I add 1 scoop of Vanilla LeanologyShake and a dash of cinnamon. It really adds ﬂavor to my breakfast, and keeps me full all morning.”dana m. – triVita emplOyee“Every morning I mix 1 scoop of NutraFruits with half a cup of pure cranberry juice and half a cuporange juice. Not only does it taste great, but it makes me feel healthier.” tiFFany h. – lOs anGeles, Ca“What I do is get an empty 32 oz bottle and fill it with water. Next, I add 2 scoops of TriVita’s NutraFruits.I then top it oﬀ with 1 oz of the Adaptogen 10 Plus.” mary lee t. – triVita emplOyee“Every day, I enjoy my morning cocktail! I mix 2 oz of Nopalea and 1 oz of Adaptagon 10 Plus, whichhas helped me stay focused and seems to give me the energy I need to handle all the demands of mybusy and hectic days!” rOn C. – sCOttsdale, aZand TriVita employees are mixing up their favorite TriVita products
trivita.com20 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessCommunity-based art programs can improve health, study showsWashington, D.C.Art programs may be good for both body and mind. The Creativity and Aging Study, sponsored by theNational Endowment for the Arts and conducted by George Washington University’s Center on Aging, Health& Humanities showed that weekly cultural programs helped improve the general health and mental health ofpeople aged 65 to 103. Additionally, overall social activity improved.The study took place at art centers in Washington, D.C., New York and California. At each site, two groupswere studied: an intervention group, which participated in weekly programs in creative writing, visual arts,music and theater and a control group which engaged in normal activities. A total of 150 people participatedin the intervention groups and 150 in the control groups.Before the study began, participants in both groups shared similar levels of physical health, mental health andactivity. They were interviewed at the beginning of the study, after one year, and again two years after the studybegan. At the one- and two-year marks, participants in the weekly program reported better health, fewer doctorvisits, less medication use, better mental health and increased involvement in overall activities.Seniors feel younger than their chronological ageAnn Arbor, MichiganA data analysis of the Berlin Aging Study shows that older people feel, on average, 13 years younger thantheir chronological age. “People generally felt quite a bit younger than they actually were, and they also showedrelatively high levels of satisfaction with aging over the time period studied,” said Jacqui Smith, a psychologistat the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). Smith conducted the research with twocolleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.The Berlin Aging Study tracked 516 people’s perceptions of their own age over a six-year period. Researchersfound that this perception of feeling younger than chronological age did not change over time unless theparticipant was experiencing poor health.Researchers also asked subjects how old they felt they looked. At the beginning of the study, the answeraveraged around 10 years younger than actual age. After six years, the average went down to seven years.Women tended to rate their appearance closer to their actual age.Initially, men were more satisfied than women with their own aging. But as the study progressed, men’ssatisfaction decreased more than women’s. This decrease was associated with poor health.Omega-3 fatty acids help relieve symptoms of attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Ottawa, OntarioChildren showed improvements in ADHD symptoms after taking Omega-3 fatty acids, a study this year inthe journal Paediatrics & Child Health showed.In the 16-week, 2-phase study, 37 children were divided into two groups: one group was given Omega-3 supple-ments for both phases and the second group received a placebo in the first phase, followed by an Omega-3supplement in the second phase. Improvements were seen in children who took Omega-3 supplements. Themost improvement was seen with the initial use of the supplement.TheResearch DeskNew findings in health and wellness
1-800-991-7116a Morning Cup of Coffee May noT help you waKe upBurlington, VermontThat cup of “joe” may not help you perk up, according to researchpresented in the July 2009 journal Psychopharmacology. While studyingthe physiological effects of caffeine withdrawal, researchers discoveredthat caffeine’s effect on alertness is minimal.In the study, 16 regular caffeine users were divided into a caffeine group(400 mg daily) and a placebo group. After 14 or more days, the groupswere switched. The initial switch to caffeine or placebo caused blood flowchanges in the brain; those in the placebo group experienced increasedblood flow in their brain, which may explain the common withdrawaleffect of headaches. Subjects also reported feelings of fatigue.However, when caffeine was administered, there were no appreciablebenefits commonly attributed to caffeine. The caffeine appeared to onlyhelp reduce the symptoms of withdrawal caused by its consumption.Article from Michael Ellison continued from page 2...effect and try to avoid that particular practice. Pollutantsand pesticides are definitely causes but stress can also bea major contributor to a toxic lifestyle. Managing stresshas significant wellness benefits. I encourage you to seekout information through our journals and Weekly WellnessReports which will help you reduce and manage stress.By educating yourself you can also be a source of helpto others, and help them experience greater wellness.Another way you can help others is by participating in ourShare and Earn opportunity and introducing people to thepowerful anti-inflammatory benefits of Nopalea. The productis having such amazing results that you will find it easy toshare the story. We have tools to equip you such as productbrochures, DVDs and personal websites – all of which canhelp you tell the Nopalea story. People are earning enoughthrough Share and Earn to pay for all their products; somehave even made it their full-time career, with income tomatch what they were making at their previous job. We inviteyou to call a TriVita Wellness Consultant and ask how youmay get involved in this great opportunity. Our mission is toinspire people to experience wellness and to create wealth fortheir life purposes. Sharing the Nopalea story is a wonderfulway for our Members to engage in our mission – and to makea difference in our world!TriVita is very committed to the mission of wellness. Inevery VitaJournal and catalog we list the 10 Essentials forHealth and Wellness. They are the priorities or essentialsthat have undeniable wellness benefits for physical, emotionaland spiritual health. I hope you will be inspired to take oneessential each day and to practice and receive its wellnessbenefits. They may seem simple but they are profound in theireffects when practiced daily.Aging with wellness – not illness or disability – is not agift for the lucky few, but is the reward of the diligent whoembrace the essentials of good health every day.TriVita’s House of Giving and Life Outreach International have part-nered to provide pure, fresh water for children and their families:• Over 1 billion people throughout the world do not haveaccess to pure, fresh water• Waterborne illnesses run rampant in these areas• Just a $4.80 donation can save one person’s life• With your donation, you can leave a legacy by givingthe gift of lifeYour tax-deductible gift can be combined with others to create newwells – providing water to thousands of people for a lifetime! Lastyear, we saved 21,000 lives. This year, our goal is to save even more!Want to make a diﬀerence?Call 1-800-991-7116 and a Wellness Consultant will be happy totake your tax-deductible donation along with your order.You can mail your donation to:House of Giving16100 N. Greenway Hayden LoopSte. 950Scottsdale, AZ 85260You can make aLASTING DIFFERENCEYour contribution will touch countless livesAugust 2009 l 21Our mission is to inspire people toexperience wellness and to create wealthfor their life purposes. Sharing the Nopalea™story is a wonderful way for our Membersto engage in our mission – and to make adiﬀerence in our world!
We have allheard ofthe midlifecrisis. Elliot Jacquescoined this term in1965 in the article,Death and the MidlifeCrisis, referring to atime when adults realize theirmortality and how much time theyhave remaining in their lives.Recent research has found that while nearly every-one will experience a mid-life transition, not allexperience midlife crisis. The difference between atransition and a crisis are the choices we make.Midlife transition is a natural stage ofpsychosocial development that happens tomost people around age 40. This phase canbegin as early as mid 30s or as late as mid-to-late 60s, depending on the person.For most people across the globe, this midlifephase is a time for much soul-searching. It isalso a time of great change for everyone.Children are leaving the home; people aregetting different jobs, re-evaluating futuregoals, and taking care of elderly parents.This transition is a process of reassessingyour life to date and making choices for thefuture. However, there is a pivot point wherethe healthy midlife transition can developinto a crisis.Symptoms of midlife distress• Feel tired of running like a gerbil onhis wheel, seemingly going nowhere• Disappointment and sadness overhow your life has turned out• You ask; “What about me now,when is it my turn?”• There is a growing need to getaway from it all• You experience an overwhelmingsense of failure• Depression sets in If you are experiencing the above you canchoose to get help for the temporary depressionor tough it out. If you choose to tough it out,this is a time when most people hit the boilingpoint and make rash decisions.The consequences of impulsive action canbe detrimental and prolong the crisis situation.People who feel they have to change everything,leave their spouse, quit their job, etc. may feelbetter temporarily, but in a year or two maywonder, “Why did I do this?”Dr. Eva Stubits, a practicing clinical psychologistfor the last 20 years, recommends looking at thistransition as a great opportunity to take note ofwhat is really important to you so you can makeimprovements. Here are some suggestions to puta positive perspective on your transition.Healthy agingPut more energy into your relationship andfocus on the positive attributes of your spouse.Spend more time together and rekindle yourrelationship. Spend less time at work andother obligations.Take up exercising and get fit. Eat nutritiously andinclude helpful supplements. A healthy diet andphysical activity can help you re-energize insteadof obsessing over loss of youth or an aging body.Learn stress management skills like meditation,yoga and personal journaling. Embrace the 10Essentials and practice them daily for a healthymind, body and spirit.Understand that this time of reflecting onthe aging process is natural and can be usedto enhance the human experience for the restof your days. Will your midlife stage be a crisisor a transition to a grand new phase? Thechoice is yours. Healthy agingthrough midlife:Are you showing signs of a common crisis?by Dr. JudyJudy Ellison, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author and motivationalspeaker. She has inspired people around the world to reachwithin and find their passionate purpose to live a moremeaningful life.Judy Ellison, Ph.D.A healthy diet and physicalactivity can help you re-energizeinstead of obsessing over loss ofyouth or an aging body.trivita.com22 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness
“Give, and it will begiven to you. A goodmeasure, presseddown, shaken togetherand running over, willbe poured into your lap.For with the measureyou use, it will bemeasured to you...”– Luke 6:38Picture a family huddled in the dark arounda table. The children share a meager mealby candlelight; the electricity is off. Theparents have no job prospects, no money topay the bills, to put gas in the car or to buyfood for themselves.The bleak scene is interrupted by a knock atthe door: it’s a neighbor family, bearing platesof hot food. “God told us we were supposedto bring you dinner,” announces the wife. Inaddition to dinner, the neighbors later sharedthe year’s worth of food they had stored up incase of disaster, plus some money for gas.These were my own neighbors, many yearsago, and they had no prior idea of my family’ssituation. They were simply compelled bythe strength of God’s will to share what theyhad. As they left, the neighbor said one morething: “Please pray for us. My husband justlost his job.”There is always a way to giveSounds like current times, doesn’t it? Withmoney so tight now for so many, one of thefirst things that gets cut is giving, to churchesand charities. But consider: monetary donationsaren’t all that we can give. There’s alwayssomeone who has it tougher than we do, andthere’s always a way to give.Giving to others freely and with no thoughtof recognition or thanks is one of the bedrocksof faith, of course. But ironically, we do “get”when we give. The scripture at the top of thispage says it outright: generous giving comesback to us; as we give, so shall we receive.your body, His Temple – 1 Cor. 6:19-20Give yourself the gift of givingby Chaplain Gene HendersonIf you don’t feel blessed with financialabundance right now, think of what youdo have that can be shared: perhaps it’ssome of your time, or a special skill, orsimply compassion that can be expressedin so many ways. Here are just a few ideas:• Clean out your closets of unused/unwanted items, and donate themto a local charity or thrift shop.• Check with your local hospitalabout their volunteer programs.• Ask if the senior center could use youto provide companionship or transpor-tation for the housebound and infirm.• Love to read? Share your love with theblind through a reading aloud program.• Help homeless animals by volunteering atyour local shelter or humane organization.• If the outdoors and gardening are yourpassions, see how you might donate timeto a public park, civic garden or schoolplanting project.If you think about what you like to do, andhow your time and skills could benefit someoneelse, I know you’ll come up with even moreways to give.Giving benefits the body,mind and spiritSome of the gifts that come with giving arepriceless: you probably feel good when yougive, but did you know that there are alsoproven benefits to the body, mind and spirit?It’s true – science tells us that giving, whetherof something tangible or not, actually easesstress, and helps promote these benefitsas well:• Strengthening the immune system• Decreasing physical pain• Boosting positive feelings, and reducingnegative ones• The “helper’s high,” a period of elationand then calm that follows a kind actI don’t look on hard times as a test; I see themas opportunities to show love. Our Creatoralways sets up these opportunities for us, if onlywe will be open to seeing them. You know thesaying, “I wept because I had no shoes, and thenI met a man who had no feet”? We can alwaysfind someone who needs our help, who is worseoff than we are.There is never a recession in God’s love. Wherewill you find opportunities now to give some ofit back?Gene Henderson1-800-991-7116 August 2009 l 23Check with your localhospital about theirvolunteer programs.
trivita.com24 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessEating for your agewhat foods you should eat at diﬀerentstages in your lifeBy Christa Orecchio, Certiﬁed Clinical Nutritionist,Holistic Health CounselorHealthy eating forany age involvessuch basic tenetsas eating three meals a daywith nutrient-dense snacksin-between, eating foods froma variety of different foodgroups, especially fruits andvegetables and eating whenhungry/stopping when full.However, as life changes and progresses, thereare different nutrients that have a specific callto certain age groups. Take a look at ways tooptimize your nutrition for your age:The teen yearsEating well helps teens to maintain enoughenergy for school, sports and other activities,and to reach their full height potential.Teens can go a long way by including healthysnacks in their diet such as almond butter orpeanut butter with celery, carrots or an apple,high-quality protein bars, yogurt, trail mix, lowsugar granola and hummus with whole grain toast.The ideal foods for teens to balance the body’senergy needs are complex carbohydrates.Encourage teens to eat whole grains, legumes androot vegetables to satisfy this nutritional need.Young adultsThis is the time of life when people need towork harder to balance their stress hormonesbecause getting out in the work force, buildinga career, starting a family and other life stressorsare at their highest. Individuals in this age rangeshould safeguard themselves against adrenalfatigue or burnout. Potassium is a great nutrientfor the adrenal glands. The foods below arehighest in potassium:• Swiss chard • Kelp• Sunflower seeds • Almonds• Raisins • Parsley• Figs • Avocados• Yams • PecansMature adultsAs we grow older, the absorption and diges-tion of proteins and minerals becomes moredifficult leading to a variety of ailments suchas osteoporosis, fatigue and chronic illness.Take necessary precautions with these fiveessential nutrients for anyone over 50.1: betaine hydrochloride: Our bodiesdigest foods less efficiently as we age; yetnutrients from our foods are a criticalcomponent to good health. Betainehydrochloride can support digestionwhen taken with meals and may be takenin conjunction with digestive enzymes,such as TriVita Digestive Complex™.2: Vitamin b-12: Insufficient Vitamin B-12levels can lead to fatigue, brain fog and ahigher risk of heart disease. Vitamin B-12is particularly hard to absorb as we age, soa sublingual supplement, such as TriVita’sSublingual B-12 is suggested.3: Magnesium: Magnesium is oftenoverlooked and is essential to your cellularhealth. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables!Kelp provides a rich source of magnesium.4: Vitamin d: Vitamin D is another essen-tial nutritional supplement. Not only isVitamin D critical for bone health, butit also decreases the chance of breastcancer. The most concentrated sourcesof natural Vitamin D are found in fattyfishes like tuna, herring, mackerel, salmon,sardines and anchovies as well as eggyolks. A Vitamin D supplement, such asTriVita VitaCal-Mag D™or Bone Builderis a great choice.5: protein: Choose foods that are richin high-quality protein, such as organiceggs, free-range chicken and lamb, andocean wild-caught fish. Nuts and legumescontain protein as well, but are not asconcentrated as the protein found inmeat and animal products.Christa OrecchioJune 2009 l 19Sautéed Chard and SalmonINGREDIENTS• 1 lb. wild salmonfillet, skinned• Freshly ground blackpepper to taste• Juice of ½ lemon• 1 tsp. tamari• 1 tsp. toasted darksesame oil• 1 lb. swiss chard• 4 tsp. extravirgin olive oil• 1 medium onion• 3 garlic cloves,thinly sliced• Sea salt to taste• Red radishes cutinto decorativeshapes for garnishDIRECTIONS1. Cut salmon fillets into 6-8 pieces, season withpepper to taste. Squeeze on lemon juice, andthen drizzle with tamari and sesame oil. Turnpieces over and coat all surfaces. Set aside whileyou prepare the greens.2. Wash chard, and then cut/strip leaves fromstalks. Chop leaves coarsely. Slice stalks crosswiseinto 1/4 inch pieces. Set aside.3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oilover medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for5-7 minutes, until soft and translucent. Reduceheat if onions cook too fast. Add garlic and cookfor 1 minute.4. Stir in chard stems and 2-3 tablespoons water.Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Stir greens intoonion mixture, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes,stirring frequently. When ready, greens shouldbe tender and still bright green. Sprinkle with apinch of sea salt and stir. Remove to a platter.5. In a skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oilover medium heat. Add the salmon pieces in asingle layer and cook for 1 to 2 minutes each side;when salmon is cooked, place on top of greens.Garnish with radishes, serve with brown rice.12345Recipe ofthe monthSautéed Chardand Salmon
August 2009 l 25If you ever see a very cool cardecorated with a striking desertlandscape, it’s probably David’sbrand new wheels. This San Diegoresident is such a strong believerin Nopalea™, he made his hot new“Nopalea-mobile” into a very fuel-efficient advertisement for theproduct. His car features a strikingSonoran Desert picture and a bigbold message that says, “SonoranBloom™ – Feel It,” along with aneasy-to-remember website address.Nopalea took the wind outof his asthma symptomsDavid suffered from asthma for many years...and this debilitating affliction required twoprescription medications, and constant use ofan inhaler. Worse yet, he could no longer enjoymany of his favorite activities, including waterskiing, kayaking, tennis, walking and running.“I was desperately looking for a solution tomy health crisis when I was fortunate enoughto attend the Nopalea pre-launch inPhoenix last March,” David recalls.“I especially enjoyed the presentationby TriVita’s Chief Science Officer,Brazos Minshew. When Brazos said,‘If inflammation is the problem,Nopalea is the solution,’ I realizedhe was speaking directly to me aboutmy unique health condition. Brazos confirmedeverything I suspected about my asthma, andwhat my doctor had already told me.”David started taking Nopalea that very same dayand soon realized that his asthma symptoms wererapidly diminishing. He wasn’t surprised becausethat’s exactly what Nopalea is supposed to do –helps your body reduce respiratory inflammation,which causes allergies and asthmatic reactions.His asthma medication was also running outand he knew he was going to see his doctorsoon, so David decided not to reorder and“fly solo” with Nopalea for a period of time.*He strongly recommends consulting withyour healthcare provider before discontinuingany medication.Recommending Nopaleato friends and family“Much to my surprise I found out that I did justfine without the asthma medication,” Davidsays. “Nopalea worked very effectivelyand quickly, and many of my asthmasymptoms were fading fast.” He alsostarted getting much of his youthfulenergy back. “I feel great and have lost15 pounds because I’m more active,”David states. “Thanks to Nopalea, I’mproud to report that I’ve gone threemonths without taking any asthmamedications.”“My doctor is absolutely amazed bymy progress with Nopalea,” he adds.“He ran a battery of tests after I hadbeen taking Nopalea for a while,that conclusively showed that I amasthma-free. I’ve just turned 56and it’s great to no longer haveaches and pains. I sleep well andwake up feeling refreshed andready to take on the day.”In fact, David is so “jazzed” by Nopalea thathe has already given away 12 bottles of thisdelicious wellness drink to friends, family andother people he knows will benefit from it.Many of these same people are now reportingsignificant health benefits from Nopalea.Great results from otherTriVita productsDavid also loves NutraFruits™ and TriVita’sSublingual B-12 – and takes both products ona regular basis. He says, “I’m a great believer inNutraFruits because I know how important it isto get your fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.It also tastes good. The Sublingual B-12 is greatfor my mind, provides extra energy and I feelgreat after taking it.” He also maintains vibrantgood health with the help of OmegaPrime®and Daily Men™ Formula, which is a completemulti-vitamin that addresses David’s generalnutritional needs. There have been someunexpected benefits from his comprehensiveTriVita supplement regimen. David has muchless heartburn than before and no longer popsantacids. His blood pressure numbers have alsosubstantially improved.So, there’s no stopping David. He’s muchmore active and can truly live life to its fullestnow. The latest evidence of the “new David”is the fact that he’s recently ordered a kayakand has big plans to enjoy even more of SanDiego’s beautiful weather and tremendousrecreational opportunities.*You should not stop taking any medication withoutﬁrst consulting your healthcare provider.David’s Nopalea experienceis like a breath of fresh airhe’s thriving now that his asthma symptomshave disappearedMember Spotlight“ThankstoNopalea,I’mproudtoreportthatI’vegonethreemonthswithouttakinganyasthmamedications.”– Davidsays. “Nopalea worked very effectivelyand quickly, and many of my asthmasymptoms were fading fast.” He alsostarted getting much of his youthfulenergy back. “I feel great and have lost15 pounds because I’m more active,”David states. “Thanks to Nopalea, I’mproud to report that I’ve gone threemonths without taking any asthmamedications.”“My doctor is absolutely amazed bymy progress with Nopalea,” he adds.“He ran a battery of tests after I hadbeen taking Nopalea for a while,that conclusively showed that I ammy unique health condition. Brazos confirmedeverything I suspected about my asthma, and “ThankstoNopalea,I’mproudtoreportthatI’vegone
26 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessWhat if someone told you they weregoing on a lima bean diet? Orsuggested that you could lose 20pounds in a day? Sound absurd? True, these dietsdon’t exist, but they are no more ridiculous thansome of the fad diets that have come and gone.Not only are fad diets ineffective, but they canalso be dangerous. Losing weight the healthy wayis the best way to take it off – and keep it off.Recognizing a fad dietThe tried-and-true way to lose weight is toburn more calories than you consume. You cando this in a healthy way, but it will take timeand effort. Diets that sound too good to betrue... are. Watch for these fad diet red flags:A quick fix: Promises of quick weight loss –and large amounts of it – are sure signs of a faddiet. You might lose weight at the beginning,but it likely won’t last – and losing weight tooquickly may increase your risk of gallstones.Experts suggest losing no more than ½ to 2pounds per week for safe and lasting weight loss.Severe calorie restriction: While you mustburn more calories than you eat to lose weight,extreme calorie restriction can be dangerous, andis another hallmark of fad diets. You can reduceyour caloric intake, but you should only reduce itto a healthy level. Less than 800 calories per daycan result in heart rhythm abnormalities.One pound of fat contains 3,500 calories;by reducing your weekly intake by 3,500calories, you can lose one pound per week.You can also burn part of the 3,500 caloriesthrough exercise.Removal of a food group or eating onlyone type of food: Although removing sugarand processed foods from your diet is a greatidea, removing an entire food group, or onlyeating one type of food is a bad idea – one thatis commonly advocated by fad diets. Without abalanced diet, you will not get the nutrients youneed for optimal health. Plus, it’s easier to stickwith a diet plan that includes a variety of foodsto choose from.The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestiveand Kidney Diseases recommends a healthyeating plan that: a