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  • VITASpecial Holiday Savings!SEASON’SGREETINGSfrom all ofus at TriVitaSUPERSUBLINGUALB-12providesthree times theVitamin B-12PEGGYhikes up theincome trailLYNNDAZZLESEVERYONEWITHHERHiGH-FLyinGenerGyDECEMBER 2008 TRIVITA.COMSAVEUPTO$30.
  • 10 Essentialsfor health and wellnessThe 10 Essentials were created to suitevery Wellness Seeker. Taking even smallsteps in each one will improve your life andwellness in wonderful ways.PHYSICAL1. Breathe DeeplyDeep breathing expels body toxinsfaster than any other means.2. Drink WaterGetting enough water provides an instantenergy boost – and you may even eat less.3. Sleep PeacefullyEstablishing a bedtime routine will helpyou sleep longer and more soundly.4. Eat NutritiouslyChoosing healthy, whole foods minimizesblood sugar swings.5. Enjoy ActivityAn active lifestyle enables everysystem in your body to work better.EMOTIONAL6. Give and Receive LoveHeart-focused, sincere and positivefeelings boost the immune system.7. Be ForgivingAs you let go of negative feelings towardothers, you will find greater peace and optimism.8. Practice GratitudeGratitude brings instant joy, buildsphysical defenses and reduces stress.9. Develop AcceptancePracticing acceptance clears your mind ofneedless anxiety, freeing you to enjoy life.SPIRITUAL10. Develop a Relationship with GodAs your relationship grows, you will enjoyall the blessings of unconditional love.2 l December 2008This Year, Give the Gifts that Last a Lifetimeby Michael R. Ellison, CEO & Founder of TriVita, Inc.The Christmas season is here again, with twinkling lights, ringingbells and Christmas music, reminding us of the season of good cheerand the joy of gift-giving.But in many homes this year, the lights of Christmas maynot seem so bright because of the turbulent economic times ourworld faces. The tree may not have the size and number of giftsas in recent times. Yet perhaps by reflecting on what is really meaningful and matters mostin life, Christmas 2008 can be one of our brightest in memory. It is the joy and cheer of pastChristmases that bring fond memories – not the size or number of gifts we received. Bob Hope,who lived his life spreading cheer, said, “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find thesimplest things, not the greatest occasion or gifts, give off the glow of happiness.”One of the fondest memories I have of Christmas was when our family went to our ranchin Colorado. Our second grandchild, Chase, was only a couple of months old, and we wereso excited to spend a few days together with our growing family.The night we got there it began to snow and it snowed all the next day, putting down overa foot of snow. The lights on the tree blinked, the fire in the fireplace glowed, but it was theglow of the hearts I remember most. Oh, we had gifts, but I cannot remember one of them;we even had a sleigh ride with horses and bells. But it was little Chase – buried under theblankets, not able to see or speak of the beauty of a white world, with only us to enjoy –that was giving all of us a special glow. It was our 3-year-old grandson Parker, gazing withwide-eyed wonder at the little snowmen casting their different shapes in the shadows ofthe dark forest, who caused our hearts to be filled with cheer. It was the family together –forgetting the daily grind, creating memories with picture taking and sharing the moment –that created the gift that will last a lifetime for me.As we reflect on the past, is it the size or quantity of gifts that bring our fondest memoriesof Christmas? Or was it the gifts from the hearts that glowed with love, peace and joy forall to enjoy?I would like to offer another way to make this Christmas brighter, and that is by givinggifts that last a lifetime. The gifts that last a lifetime come without ribbons and bows,without gift tags and without pretty packages. Christmas gifts that last a lifetime aren’t boughtfrom pricey stores; these Christmas gifts are a whole lot more. What gifts can we give in 2008that everyone can give and enjoy receiving; gifts which could last a lifetime? These are thegifts the angels sang about to the wise men: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peaceand goodwill toward men.”The secret to a brighter Christmas in 2008 is not in elaborate decorations or gifts under thetree and outward show. It is found in the inner glow of the heart that radiates with outer glowfor all to enjoy.Article from Michael Ellison continued on page 27...The secret to a brighter Christmas in 2008 is not in elaboratedecorations or gifts under the tree and outward show. It is found in theinner glow of the heart that radiates with outer glow for all to enjoy.trivita.com
  • 10 FoundationalValues10 FoundationalValues1. Physician-Approved FormulasOur medical board uses their extensive health andnutrition knowledge to approve proprietary TriVitasupplements based on the latest scientific research andthe health and wellness concerns of our Members.2. Patented Absorption SystemsUnlike other supplements that can be difficult toabsorb, TriVita supplements are developed formaximum absorption and effect.3. Controlled Laboratory StudiesSignature products from TriVita undergo medicalstudies and trials at accredited universities andmedical centers to ensure their effectiveness.4. Purest Natural IngredientsTriVita uses the highest-quality essential nutrientsavailable to create effective, body-friendly formulaswithout mood altering stimulantsor harmful chemicals.5. Pharmaceutical-Grade QualityWe voluntarily adhere to the strict manufacturingguidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).6. Third-Party Testing and CertificationIn addition to our own quality control, wecommission third-party testing and research toguarantee that our products are full potency andmeet all regulatory standards.7. Quality-ControlledPackaging and ProductionSafety is a top priority in our packaging and manufacturing;we inspect each product at least 10 times and use twosafety seals per package on all ingestible products toguarantee safety, freshness and product potency.8. Dedicated to Product InnovationTriVita’s commitment to science is a driving forcebehind our superior quality products, from formulationto production. Led by our Chief Science Officer andrenowned nutraceutical pioneers, we put the utmostcare into creating products that deliver positive andlifelong wellness experiences for our Members.9. Medical Advisory BoardTriVita’s advisory panel of Board Certified physiciansprovide us with the latest information on scientificdevelopments and testing methods.10. Complete CustomerSatisfaction GuaranteeWe promise to provide the best customer experiencepossible and offer a 60-Day Money BackGuarantee on all of our products.Ournaturalproductsarefoodbased.Ifyouhaveanyfoodbasedallergies,pleasereadthelabels.StatementsorclaimsinthispublicationhavenotbeenevaluatedbytheFoodandDrugAdministration.Theseproductsarenotintendedtodiagnose,treat,cureorpreventanydisease.VITAJOURNAL l 34 ‘Tis the Season of HopeWe find many reasons to welcome2009 with a hopeful heart.6 Beat the “Winter Blues” –the B-12 ConnectionThis vitamin powerhouse mighthelp lift the seasonal gloom.8 Season’s Greetingsfrom TriVitaTo all of you, from all of us:Merry Christmas!12Holiday Sugar AlertSeven ways to savor theseason with less sugar.16 Why Lynn’sReferrals Soar!She dazzles everyone withher high-flying energy.In thisissue20 Big ResearchBreakthrough forAdaptogen 10 PlusWhat the power ofnitric oxide means to you.25 Peggy Hikes Upthe Income TrailThis hiker and skydivershares her zest for wellness.28 Savor These HealthyYuletide TreatsEnjoy delicious holiday delightswith natural sweeteners.PerillaseedoilburstswithOmega-3fattyacids.11ReferringcomesnaturallytoPeggy. 25Season’sGreetingsfromallofusatTriVita.8 & 24Last-minutegiftideasthatwon’tbreakyourbudget.22ReferringcomesnaturallytoPeggy. 25
  • trivita.com4 l December 2008In the year almost past, hope sometimestook a beating. Hurricanes Ike and Gustavpounded the Gulf Coast... home foreclosuresset new records... financial markets crumbled...and a tumultuous presidential election wasfinally decided. Whether or not your candidatewon, it’s time to put aside the negatives of2008 and focus on something we can all control:creating hope in our lives and the lives of thosearound us.All of us in North America and around theworld have been through a lot this year, andthat makes it even more important to stayfocused on the positives. In pursuing our lifepurpose and wellness journey, we can find newreasons to celebrate this “Season of Hope.”As we look forward to 2009, share with ussome of the bright, hopeful spots from the yearalmost gone. Some are small, personal storiesof faith; some are headline items on a granderscale. All are reasons to hope.Volunteers: shelters from thestorms of lifeNo one gives volunteers billion-dollar bailouts,but their contributions number in the billions:8.1 billion, to be exact. That’s the numberof hours volunteered by people of generousspirit throughout the year, as they bail outthose less fortunate.There are some 61 million volunteers in theUnited States alone, according to theCorporation for National and CommunityService. These kind souls spent all thosehours this year fundraising for others,collecting or serving food, donatinggeneral labor, and tutoring or teaching.The top places for people to serve? Religiousorganizations head the list by a big margin.Storms of nature brought out some of thebest in the human spirit in 2008. Thanks inpart to volunteers, and to those who contributemoney, the American Red Cross was ableto deliver needed services, food and suppliesto legions of people harmed by Hurricanes Ikeand Gustav. In Louisiana and Texas alone,the Red Cross provided:• Over 12 million meals and snacks• Overnight stays in shelters for morethan 384,000 people• Over 100,000 personal item kits(soap, toothpaste, etc.)• Over 100,000 clean-up kits, containingdisinfectant, mops and buckets• Mental and physical health servicesto more than 80,000 people.“These kids today:”doing good thingsThere are always young people with selflesshearts who do the right thing just because it’sthe right thing. Here are just two examples:• “National Day of Encouragement,”on September 12, was begun in2007 by some high school studentsin Alabama. They picked the day asa positive contrast to the World TradeCenter bombing of September 11.Feeling that the best way to addressmodern problems is through positivewords and deeds, the teens organizedcommunity efforts. This year, the focuswas conducting blood drives, sendingcare packages to hurricane victims andfirst responders, and sending “encourage-ment cards” for military personnel.From an embattled year, tidings of faith, comfort and the joy of our humanity‘Tis the Season of Hope“Be joyful in hope,patient in affliction,faithful in prayer.”– Romans 12:12
  • 1-800-991-7116• Canadian Cultivating Peace Projecthelps students in secondary schoolsthroughout Canada support aspectsof working toward peace. Founded onunderstanding based on education, theprogram encourages students to studytopics like sustainable development andfair trade. As part of the program’soutreach, four 11-year-olds traveled toCairo, Egypt to work with students fromeight European, two South American,one Asian and two African countries.Good news about good healthThere were big stories in health news, ofcourse, including breakthroughs in treatmentand prevention of cancer, heart disease anddiabetes. There was also news about ordinaryhabits, though, that could make a difference insmall, everyday ways. A few examples from 2008:• Eating a small piece of dark chocolate everyday may be very heart-smart. According toa study in the Journal of Nutrition, Italianresearchers surveyed over 4,800 peopleto conclude that dark chocolate can greatlyreduce the inflammation that leads toheart disease.• Broccoli could be a life-saver for those withCOPD (chronic obstructive pulmonarydisease, the fourth leading cause of deathin the U.S.). An antioxidant compoundin the crunchy green vegetable was foundto help offset the effects of the disease,according to the American Journal ofRespiratory and Critical Care Medicine.• Green tea might actually protect againstAlzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.German medical researchers found thatan antioxidant in the popular brew hindersdevelopment of a toxic protein common tothose with the two diseases. Their findingswere published in the scientific journalNature Structural & Molecular Biology.“Hope” itself an antidoteto depressionWhen it comes to fighting depression, hopeitself may be the newest wellness discovery.In a 2008 study by researchers at Ohio StateUniversity, a small sample of people withsymptoms of depression was observed. Halfthe group underwent “hope therapy” – eight,two-hour group sessions in identifying goalsand working on self-motivation. The otherhalf did not. Those who went through thehope therapy reduced their symptomsof depression.One happy result of high pricesThousands of people throughout North Americafound new ways to conserve resources this year.Here’s just one:A retired California man helpedpromote “Bike to Work Day” in SiliconValley. The man had been distributingfree bumper stickers for years that urge“Don’t Be Fuelish!”, and when gas pricesshot up, he teamed with the SiliconValley Bicycle Coalition. Participantsin Bike to Work Day received restaurantand sports equipment coupons to encouragethe healthy, energy-efficient habit.Clearly, as these few items illustrate, thereis much to cheer in the events of 2008. Weshare with you the hope that 2009 bringseven more. Share your wellness experience:Spread the hope in 2009You can do a lot to spread hope in 2009by helping spread the TriVita wellness messagethroughout the year. Tell others about yourown wellness journey... share your challengesand goals... encourage family and friendsto take an active role in their own healthand wellness. Learn how to share and earn.See page 29 for details.One thing is sure about 2009, it will haveits share of disasters and despair. So be theopposite – be a walking representativeof hope to all those whose lives you touchin the coming year.VITAJOURNAL l 5No one gives volunteers billion-dollar bailouts, buttheir contributions number in the billions: 8.1 billion,to be exact. That’s the number of hours volunteeredby people of generous spirit throughout the year,as they bail out those less fortunate.A portion of the proceeds from yourproduct purchases in December willhelp developing countries get freshwater through the House of Giving’swell-drilling project.
  • Scott 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, TienaHealthFor some people, the wintermonths bring mood changesthat are seasonal but have littleto do with the spirit of the holidays.These people may seem sad becausethey have SAD: seasonal affectivedisorder. Also called seasonaldepression, this condition is oftenblamed on exposure to less sunlightduring shorter days and colderwinter temperatures.While studies continue to find the causes andtreatments for SAD, one thing is clear: Peoplewho have this mood disorder show symptomsthat are very much like depression.Does SAD affect someone you know?Symptoms of SAD, according to the AmericanPsychiatric Association, can include:• Excessive sleeping, overeating and weightgain during the fall/winter months• Extreme fatigue or inability to keepup a normal schedule• Feelings of sadness, loss of feelings,apathy and irritability.That last item is especially interestingto medical professionals like me who pursuethe connections between mood troublesand B vitamins. As you may know, studiesindicate that people with a B-12 deficiencycan experience symptoms including moodswings, mental confusion, forgetfulness andeven psychotic behavior, like seeing and/orhearing things.For some time, evidence indicated that it wasolder adults who tended to have Vitamin B-12deficiencies, but now we know more. As I wrote inthe VitaJournal last month, one study showed thatpeople as young as 26 may be just as lacking inB-12 as some people over 65! This study, publishedin the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,went on to say that regardless of age, those whodidn’t supplement with Vitamin B-12 were twiceas likely to be deficient as those who did.A disorder that favors womenand younger peopleGiven the new evidence about young peopleand B-12 deficiency, it’s important to knowone more thing about SAD: it tends to affectmore women than men, more younger peoplethan older ones. So if you or someone youknow tends to experience depression-likesymptoms in the winter months, check withB-12 update...studies indicate that people with a B-12 deficiencycan experience symptoms including mood swings, mentalconfusion, forgetfulness and even psychotic behavior...trivita.com6 l December 2008by Dr. Scott ConardSeasonal Affective Disorder and B-12: The mood connectionBeating the winter blues
  • Call toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116or visit us at trivita.comFor maximum sustainedmental energy takeTriVita’s new SuperSublingual B-12TMFaster acting, longer-lasting andmore potent than ever beforeTriVita Super Sublingual B-12 helps you achieve:• Sustained mental energy, stamina and alertness• Improved mood with a more positive outlook on life• Greater mental focus, clarity and concentration• Sharper memory with less forgetfulness.Plus, Super Sublingual B-12 gives your brain and nerves theessential nutrients they need to help replenish brain fuel and helprepair damaged nerves. And all this is yours with a convenient,once-a-day tablet.alfred Libby, m.D. – Inventor of Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic AcidDr. Libby, a renowned nutraceutical pioneer, worked to help hundreds of patients feel betterevery day. An associate of Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Laureate), Dr. Libby developed thisunique, sublingual delivery system for his own patients. It was known to give similarmental energy results as B-12 shots, but without the shots’ added pain and expense. Alfred Libby, M.D.SUPER SUBLINGUALB-12AVAILABLEEXCLUSIVELY FROMTRIVITAyour healthcare provider to see if the problemmight be SAD, or a B-12 deficiency.Treatments for SAD can include spendingmore time outdoors or sitting near specialfluorescent lamps.Is it “holiday blues” or SAD?Since many people experience stress andsadness during the holidays, it’s worthconsidering whether or not SAD might be afactor. Since SAD and the holiday season bothoccur during the shorter days of winter, the“holiday blues” might be undiagnosed SAD.Especially at this time of year, I urge youto consider whether or not you’re gettingenough Vitamin B-12. Since B-12 has suchan impact on mental energy and mood, I oftenrecommend B-12 supplementation with TriVita’squality products. My best wishes for a healthyholiday season filled with joy.1-800-991-7116TriVita SuperSublingual B-12#33356Non-Member $28.99Member $22.99Redeem with 230 VitaPointsTriVita SupersPeCiaLPRICESUCCESS STORIES“I can really tell a differencewhen I don’t take the B-12.”“I have been a TriVita Member for many years.My husband and I started with the SublingualB-12. It really seemed to help my husband, ashe had been very moody, but the B-12 improvedthat. It gave us both a lot of energy and reallyhelped me when I was caring for my dad.I have my own wedding business and haveto have a lot of energy. I can really tell a differencewhen I don’t take the B-12. I honestly don’t feelold – I don’t want to retire yet! But I do knowthat God has really, really blessed me! I’m veryblessed to have good health, but TriVita productshave helped me age well. I truly believe inTriVita products and tell people about them.”– RENE L. GRAND BAY, ALA portion of theproceeds fromyour productpurchases inDecember will helpdeveloping countries get fresh water throughthe House of Giving’s well-drilling project.
  • 8 l December 2008Blessings fromBusiness ServicesWe at TriVitaBusiness Serviceswish you alla very MerryChristmas andprosperousNew Year. Weare thankful toshare this seasonof life with all ofour Business Affiliates and Members and look forwardto a new season of shared successes.Blessings fromthe CEO’s officeIt is one of the realjoys of Christmasto say thank you forletting TriVita touchyour life. We arehonored by ourassociation withyou, and it is our hopethat God’s love sur-rounds and blesses youin 2009 with peace, joyand abundant health.Blessings from Creative ServicesMay you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of Hislove – at Christmas and always. Wishing you and all your loved ones thehappiest of New Years and a lifetime of health and wellness.Blessings from theLegal DepartmentWe turn our heartsand minds towardsyou during thisChristmas season.It’s a privilege andblessing to serve you.Remember, especiallyat this time of year,to practice one of the10 Essentials: Give andReceive Love. In doingso, according to Scripture, you will nourish your own soul.Have a very Merry Christmas!Blessings from theMarketing DepartmentDuring this holidayseason we wouldlike to express ourgratitude to you, ourvalued Members, forchoosing TriVita andto salute your com-mitment to feelingyour best everyday! We pledge tocontinue providing you withthe highest quality, healthy living products andprograms to support your physical, emotional and spiritual healthand well-being. Thank you for your feedback and comments in2008 – we value your opinions and appreciate hearing your successstories with TriVita! Have a happy and healthy holiday season.Blessings from theCanadian OfficeHoliday wishes fromTriVita Canada as weexpress to all ourloyal Members andAffiliates a veryMerry Christmas.Enjoy the season:we wish youa very healthyand prosperousNew Year.Season’s Greetings fromall of us at TriVita
  • VITAJOURNAL l 9From our CARE CenterBlessings from CARE Center OperationsThe most rewarding aspect ofbeing a part of the CARE Centeris having the opportunity to speakwith all of you, our valued Members,about your health and wellnessgoals. As 2008 comes to an end,we would like to thank you forenriching our lives each time youcall us! Your stories of triumphtouch our hearts, and you bringus a greater sense of fulfillmentat the end of the day knowing wehelped you identify the nutrientsand nurturing activities that areright for you.As a part of our TriVita family, weCARE about you and look forwardto hearing about your accomplish-ments in 2009. On behalf of allof us in the CARE Center, we wishyou and your loved ones a blessedholiday season and a safe, happy,healthy and peaceful New Year!More on page 24...
  • With the economic turmoil swirling aroundus, it’s natural to worry about your personalfinances. Many people are already on alimited or fixed income. But by taking stepsto cut spending, and by following a soundbudget and savings plan, you’ll be well-preparedto stand on solid financial ground in 2009.First things first: create a budgetThe first step to getting your finances in orderis to create a budget; this will help you figure outhow much you can reasonably spend, and howmuch you can save. (Of course, you’ll especiallywant to track and control your expenses duringthe holidays.) Here are the budgeting basics:1. Total your monthly income.2. Subtract your monthly expenses – thisshould include house payments, carpayments, utility bills, insurance, etc.3. Allocate money for savings, groceries,fuel, entertainment, etc.4. Keep track of your spending and reviewyour budget every month to see where youcan make any necessary modifications.A pennysaved is apenny earnedFinancial expertsrecommend that youhave enough savings tocover expenses for at leastthree months. But don’t stopthere if you can do more!• Allocate a set amount of money tocontribute to a retirement plan eachmonth (10% of your income isrecommended). If your employerdoesn’t offer a plan, consider IndividualRetirement Accounts, which are offeredby a variety of financial institutionsincluding banks and credit unions.• Have your employer direct-deposit adesignated amount from each paycheckinto a savings account. This will giveyou a nice buffer for those unexpectedexpenses like home and auto repairs.• Create a special savings account forbirthday and holiday gifts.Easy waysto cut cornersBy making some simple changes, you caneasily cut corners just about every day. Hereare some pointers for keeping more of yourhard-earned money:• Shop smart. Check grocery ads eachweek to find the best deals on food. Then,prepare a list and stick to it when you’re inthe store. Whatever you do, don’t go to thestore hungry! Also, clip coupons, buy storebrand products, and avoid pre-packagedfoods, which are often more expensive,not to mention unhealthy. Buy toiletriesand cleaning supplies at discount stores,as they tend to cost more at grocery stores.• Cut out the extras. Take a look at yourmonthly bills. Paying for cable TV thatyou seldom watch? Eating out too often?Not reading the magazines you’re payingfor? Cut out the things that you reallydon’t need and you’ll find yourself withextra money each month. These caninclude cups of joe at the coffee shopor movie rentals. Brew coffee at homeand check out movies for free at yourlocal library.• Fight impulse spending. It’s easy tobuy on a whim. Something catches youreye and suddenly you’re spending yourgrocery money. If you think it’s somethingyou absolutely can’t live without, put iton an “impulse list” and wait 30 days. Ifyou still want it after 30 days, shop arounduntil you find the best deal. Ideally, waituntil it’s on sale.You don’t have to be a financial wizard tomanage your money wisely. By sticking to yourbudget and making some simple changes in yourlifestyle, you can rest a little easier about yourfinancial future. How to bemoney-smart in 2009Simple ways to cut back and save now10 l December 2008 trivita.com
  • Nourish your heart, brain, skin, joints and glandswith 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 inflammation.Give your body the support it needs with TriVita OmegaPrime!OmegaPrime: Your PRIME source for Essential Fatty AcidsOmegaPrime™#30520Non-Member $22.99Member $17.99Redeem with 180 VitaPointsWhat would you think of a food thatcould help balance your immunesystem, help reduce your cholesteroland improve your ability to breathe? Perilla seedoil is just such a food!Perilla seeds have been used as a source of foodand medicine for thousands of years. As inter-est in traditional remedies has grown in modernmedicine, scientific studies have been carried outon perilla seeds as a possible remedy for allergies.This is notable because the number of peoplediagnosed with allergies (allergic rhinitis) hassignificantly increased in recent years. A personexperiences an allergy attack when the tiny cellsthat line the sinuses burst. These are called “mastcells” and they are filled with histamines, thesubstances that cause allergy symptoms. Pollenand other allergens rupture these cells and releasethe histamines in large amounts. Anything thatstabilizes these cells and keeps them from burst-ing gives welcome relief from allergy misery.What scientists are learning is that the oilfrom perilla seeds is a powerful anti-inflammatoryand antioxidant. It not only reduces inflammationin the sinuses, but in all areas where mast cellsrelease inflammatory histamines: the sinuses,lungs, joints, intestines and skin. So, perillaseed oil acts as an anti-inflammatory torelieve allergies, gastritis and even asthma.That’s why I put perilla seed oil in OmegaPrime:different oils reduce inflammation in differenttissues. Fish oil reduces inflammation in thearteries, flax oil in the reproductive tissues,evening primrose oil in the brain and bones andperilla seed oil in the sinuses, lungs and intestines.Is there any solid research on these applicationsfor perilla seed oil? Absolutely!Studies conducted on people with asthma showedthat perilla seed reduced the inflammation in thelungs, reduced the hyperactive immune systemleukotrienes in the lungs and improved lungvolume. At the same time, doctors measuredcholesterol levels and found that perilla seed oilreduced total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesteroland triglycerides. Also, perilla seed oil raised thelevels of beneficial, protective HDL cholesterol.In the past, medications called bronchodilatorswere used to open the airways in asthmaattacks. These medications worked pretty wellin emergency situations; however, they didnot stop the inflammation and they did notaddress the immune system’s role in allergiesand asthma. Newer, stronger drugs weredeveloped that both opened the airways andreduced airway inflammation. A milestone inmedicine was achieved when a class of drugswas developed called leukotriene inhibitors.Leukotriene inhibitors were “the missing link”in allergy and asthma treatment, as well as withirritable bowel syndrome. They reduced thehyperactivity of the immune system and providedlonger relief than anti-inflammatory drugs alone.Soon, however, the dark side of these medica-tions emerged as many patients contracted seriousinfections from a suppressed immune system.Perilla seed oil was shown to be a remarkableleukotriene inhibitor that did not suppressthe immune system! It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. Perilla stabilizes the mast cellsso histamines are not released. What is more,perilla seed is showing positive results in studiesagainst human cancer cells, irritable boweldisease and depression. All without any sideeffects. What a marvelous discovery!When you take TriVita OmegaPrime, you’regetting so many benefits in this physician-approved formula – including the remarkableeffectiveness of perilla seed oil.Perilla seed oilbursts withOmega-3 fatty acidsNo wonder it’s such an important partof our OmegaPrime formulationBy Brazos Minshew, Chief Science OfficerThePerillaplantofferspowerfulanti-inflammatorybenefits.
  • 12 l December 2008This is the time of yearwhen holiday parties andfamily gatherings multiplyour opportunities for fun, and alsofor overindulging in one of the biggestthreats to good health: refined sugar.Since 1983, the individual consump-tion of refined sugar in the UnitedStates has increased almost every year,to an astounding 160 pounds. As the“no-nutrient” additive that’s hidden inmany of our day-to-day foods, sugar isharming our health, and we need todo something about it.As you may know, sucrose (the white stuff usedin baked goods and candy bars) has no realnutritional value. It was created for our tastebuds, and boy was it a huge hit! Unfortunately,we tend to consume entirely too much of it, andwe pay a heavy price. In fact, overconsumptionof sugar can lead to a number of serious healthconditions, including obesity, osteoporosis, heartdisease... even cancer – all diseases directlyaffected by what we eat.So, how much is too much when itcomes to sugar? There’s no established RDA(Recommended Daily Allowance) for sugar;however, according to the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture, no more than10 grams should be consumed each day. Manypopular kids’ cereals have between 12 to 14grams of sugar in a single serving – whichexceeds the daily limit in just one sitting.Cutting back on sugar may not be easy,especially during the holidays, but it is apositive step towards your own wellness!Here are seven helpful tipsto reduce your sugar intake:1 Read the label. Look for “sugars”to see the amount in grams per serving.If you don’t see it listed, look at the“ingredients” section. Can you find any ofthe following terms: Sugar, corn sweetener,dehydrated cane juice, dextrin, dextrose,glucose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose,lactose or sucrose? These are just a fewsynonyms for sugar. Avoid foods thatplace these names close to the top of theingredients list. Choose foods that arelow in sugar and high in fiber or protein,which will give you energy and keep youfeeling full.2 Eat fruit. If you are craving somethingsweet like a candy bar or dessert, grab apiece of fruit instead. It may not sound asappealing, but fruit contains natural sugarthat will satisfy your sugar craving. It alsocontains fiber, to help slow down theabsorption of sugar in your body andstabilize your blood sugar.3 Drink club soda.Whether you call it“soda pop,” “soda” orsomething else, callthese sugary softdrinks off limits.Just one can of colahas about 40 gramsof sugar. The waterin soda pop is sosugar-concentrated itdoesn’t do much forsatisfying thirst. Ifyou really like thebubbly aspect of sodapop, try switching toclub soda, which has noadded sugar. And,if it’s not sweet enough, mix in half acup of freshly squeezed orange juice,or no-sugar-added apple juice.4 Brush your teeth and gargle.Have you ever tried brushingyour teeth when you are cravinga late night sweet snack?Nutritionists tell usthat sweets don’t tasteas good after you’vebrushed yourteeth or cleanedyour mouthwith antisepticmouthwash.This can be agood diversionfor your craving.Extra Sugar = Extra TroubleSeven ways to slice your sugar intakeLook for “sugars”to see the amountin grams per serving.
  • 1-800-991-71165 Take Non-Acidic Vitamin C.Believe it or not, studies have shownthat a very high intake of Vitamin Ccan reduce blood sugar levels and lowerthe damaging effects of sugar. AddVitamin C to your vitamin regimenand you may notice reduced cravingsfor sugar. TriVita offers a premiumNon-Acidic Vitamin C, available inboth crystals and time-released tablets.6 Walk. Eating sugar raises yourserotonin (a chemical that transmitsnerve impulses believed to play a keyrole in the biochemistry of depression,bipolar disorder and anxiety). Highlevels of serotonin can elevate yourmood. Walking can actually have thesame effect. Instead of waiting for dessertafter a meal, get up and take a walk.7 Control portions. If you justcan’t pass up that exquisite dessert,then go for it! But don’t overdo it.Controlling the portions of sweets thatyou eat will help you manage your overallsugar consumption. When heading toa party or other social event this season,tell yourself ahead of time that you willonly eat a small amount, and stick toyour word. Try drinking a LeanologyShake before your event. You’ll findyou’ll not only consume less food anddrink at the party, but you will havefed your body essential nutrients.It can be very difficult to cut back on sugar, butremember – little changes go a long way. If youcan slowly incorporate these tips into your habitsthroughout the year, you’ll be well on your wayto better health.See page 28 for healthy holiday treat recipesfrom our nutrition expert Christa Orecchio.at the holidays and beyondLose the Weight YouWant – in 3 Easy Steps!STEP 1:Fat burning capsulesfor “losing the bulge”Leanology™WeightLoss Capsules (180 ct.)#30615Non-Member $74.99Member $59.99Redeem with 600 VitaPointsSTEP 2:Tasty chews forsnack replacementand appetite controlLeanology™Appetite ControlChews (60 soft chews)Flavor: Chocolate Mocha#30690Non-Member $37.99Member $29.99Redeem with 300 VitaPointsSTEP 3:Delicious shakesfor low caloriemeal substitutionLeanology™Nutritional Shakes(15 shakes per 2 lb bag)Flavors: Creamy Vanilla, DutchChocolate and Mixed BerryNon-Member $56.99Member $44.99Redeem with 450 VitaPointsVALUE PACKThe Value Pack includes:• Weight Loss Capsules (1 bottle)• Nutritional Shakes (1 bag)• Appetite Control Chews (2 bags)Leanology™3-Step Value PackMember $129.99Redeem with 1300 VitaPointsSAVE $34.97!OneFREEBag ofChews
  • SUBLINGUAL B-12trivita.com“I’m just like the Energizer Bunnywhen I take Super Sublingual B-12 –I just keep going and going!”“My mental clarityused to be good.Then I went throughbreast cancer and myson was paralyzed in acar accident. I was sufferingfrom extreme stress anddepression and had a hardtime focusing. Chemotherapyalso makes you lose braincells and totally saps yourenergy. Then I started takingSuper Sublingual B-12. It dramatically improvedmy focus and helped me stay on task. Now I finishwhat I start − I feel so much more efficient. I’mjust like the Energizer Bunny when I take SuperSublingual B-12 – I just keep going and going!When I stopped taking Super B for a few daysI immediately noticed the difference. Now I’mconfident that when I take Super Sublingual B-12,it will be a super productive day.”*– WILMA F. FRUITLAND PARK, FL“I can actually keep up better than someof the guys 10 years younger.”“As a parent, I’ve benefited fromSuper Sublingual B-12.I’m the father of a very energetic2-year-old boy and it’s importantto have enough energy to keepup with him. Super SublingualB-12 makes a big difference inmy energy level. On the weekends we do tots soccerand parents run and play with the kids. I noticethat I can actually keep up better than some of theguys 10 years younger than me, which I think iswonderful. Thanks to Super Sublingual B-12 I enjoy atremendous energy burst.” – MAX. S. PHOENIX, AZ“I felt more energy, I was morealert and focused.”“I loved the effectof your SuperSublingual B-12on me. I feel moreenergy and it makesmy mind so sharp. I’mage 60, and when Istarted taking it, I was so down. I was dealing withthe grief from a loss, and the stress was making mefeel depressed, weak and worn down. At one pointit even seemed like my mind had almost stoppedworking and I was losing my short-term memory.But then after taking your Super B-12 for just a littlewhile, things really started to improve. It was like theB-12 softened my nerve endings, so even thoughthe stress was still there, it didn’t beat me down somuch. Then, things started to get even better. I feltmore energy, I was more alert and focused. I wascurious about what if I stopped taking it, so I did.And, oh boy, could I tell the difference. So nowI’m back on it and the best way I can say it, whenI’m taking Super B-12, everything is more sparkly. SoI’m going to stay on it because life always has plentyof stress, and Super B-12 really helps me deal with it.And that’s why I can recommendit to anyone, at any age, becausestress is stress, and this reallyhelps.” – LYNDA D. EUGENE, OR“... my blood plateletswere free-flowing likethey’re supposed to.”“Before I startedtaking TriVita products,I was going to a chiropractor.He told me about a gentleman thatwas coming in and would test ourblood, so I had mine done. When I got the results,it showed that my blood platelets were clumpedtogether like bunches of grapes, which made it hardfor them to flow freely. I even have a video of them!So he recommended TriVita products, includingSublingual B-12, and Vitamins C and E. So I startedusing the products. Three months later I retested,and to my amazement, my blood platelets werefree-flowing like they’re supposed to. I have a videoof that, too, and the difference between themis astounding!” – HAZEL C. KINARD, FL“I can get more thingsaccomplished and do morein the evenings...”“I was feeling fatigued all the timeand had no energy. I am 76 yearsyoung and still work and helppeople, but was feeling so tiredand exhausted that I just didn’twant to do anything anymore. By 4 or 5 in theafternoon I was zapped out. I wanted to try some-thing natural with no side effects and thoughtTriVita’s Energy Now! was a good place to start.I take two Energy Now! capsules a day and theyhave made a tremendous difference in my dailyroutines. I can get more things accomplished anddo more in the evenings than I was doing before.I feel better and not so tired. One thing I recentlynoticed is the Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acidworks great with the Energy Now! A wonderful2-Step System! Thank you, TriVita.”– EARLINE T. GERMANTON, NC“I am more satisfied with lifeand happier now.”“I was feeling lazy and exhausted. I had things todo, but didn’t feel like doing them. I decided totake TriVita’s Energy Now! and after my very firsttwo pills, I noticed the difference! I have a desireto do things now that weren’t there before. I feela sense of good and enthusiasm. I even feel a littlestronger. It wasn’t a nervous or jittery change, justa nice smooth subtle change. I am more satisfiedwith life and happier now. Thanks, TriVita!”– PEGGY H. SANTA MONICA, CA14 l December 2008“I was feeling lazy and exhausted. I had things todo, but didn’t feel like doing them. I decided toENERGY NOW!2008’sBestof RealStoriesHere are some of the most inspiring and enlightening Real Stories from the past yearSUPER SUBLINGUAL B-12
  • “...my triglycerides werecut in half. I was thrilledwith the results, and sowas my doctor.”“When I sawmy doctor he saidmy cholesterol was a little highand that he wanted me to takeLipitor. I did, and after 30-40days I went in for a follow-uptest. My total cholesterol did godown, but so did the good cholesterol, and mytriglycerides didn’t change at all. I did a little onlineresearch and decided that I wasn’t comfortabletaking any statins, so I asked my doctor if I couldstop the Lipitor.* He then suggested I take fish oilto help control my cholesterol. So that’s when Itried TriVita’s OmegaPrime. I took OmegaPrimereligiously for 30-40 days before my follow-uptest. When I got my results back, I learned that mytotal cholesterol was under 200, my good choles-terol was over 80 and my triglycerides were cutin half. I was thrilled with the results, and so wasmy doctor. He hasn’t mentioned Lipitor since! It’ssad that so many people are taking statins andspending so much money, when there is a naturalalternative that works. I tell everyone aboutOmegaPrime!”– ALICE H. DENTON, TX“It only took three monthsto achieve my desired weightof 145 pounds.”“I triedmany differentweight loss programsin the past, but, theyjust would stop workingafter a point and I couldn’tlose any more weight.With Leanology, however,I could just keep losingweight – I’m really sold onit. I began with Leanologyin June 2007, and it onlytook three months toachieve my desired weightof 145 pounds – a lossof 27 pounds. In fact,my success with Leanologyled me to becoming an official Affiliate Member.One of the great things about Leanology is theway it helped me lose weight and reshape mybody. It has helped me lose inches everywhere– I’ve lost 25 inches total. But it has especiallyhelped me lose those stubborn inches aroundthe abdomen, which up until now, was impossibleto do.”– ULONDA P. MARIANNA, FL“Leanology is really an outstanding program.”“I am a type I diabetic anda former college basketballand baseball player. I do apretty good job of takingcare of my diabetes. Recently,my weight slowly increaseduntil I was at 240 pounds.I started the LeanologySystem seven days ago usingfour capsules a day and substituting one mealwith a shake each day. I have already lost fivepounds and am very excited. Before starting theLeanology System, my average blood glucose forthat period was 166 mg/dL and I used a total of480.6 units of insulin. Since starting the LeanologySystem, my average blood glucose for the pastseven days was 136 and I used 414 units of insulin!That’s a decrease in 30m g/dL on averageand I used 66.6 fewer units of insulin!Leanology is really an outstandingsystem. By normalizing my blood sugarlevels, using less insulin and getting backto my ideal weight, my overall health willbe greatly improved and I will have a muchimproved chance of avoiding complica-tions from type 1 diabetes.”*– TOMMY R. MAGNOLIA, TX“Adaptogen 10 Plusreally helps me... it’s theonly thing that works.”“I often have severe stress andnervous problems. I feel like I’mshaking inside. So I decided to tryTriVita’s Adaptogen 10 Plus tosee if it would help. I take one servingand within 30 minutes I feel much better. I helpmy daughter both with housework and helpingher raise her five adopted kids. Adaptogen 10 Plusreally helps me... it’s the only thing that works.I didn’t want to take prescription medication,so I’m thrilled to find a natural alternative. Peopleshould know that Adaptogen 10 Plus really worksif you’re stressed out.”– ELEANOR J. FORT MILL, SC“...I knew the Adaptogen was helping mybody deal with physical stress and activity.”“Back in September 2006 a friend called to dothe Grouse Grind. That’s a grueling, 1.8 mile hikeup Grouse Mountain in Vancouver. It’s extremelysteep and mountainous. I had not been workingout at the time, but I wasn’t about to say NOto her (she golfs and runs all the time). I’d beendrinking the Adaptogen 10 Plus regularly,so away I went. The hike took about 2 1/2 hours,gaining 2,800 feet in altitude. I did stop along theway and do some deep breathing. And what wasamazing was that I wasn’t even stiff the next day...I was so excited! So I went off the Adaptogen fora week or so and then went and did just a littleweeding in my yard and I was so stiff so I knewthe Adaptogen was helping my body deal withphysical stress and activity. Check out the GrouseGrind on the web and you’ll see how gruelingit is... for this Grandma!”– CHERYL P. ABBOTSFORD, BC“I feel really good aboutrecommending them to others.”“Taking both SublingualB-12 and OmegaPrimehas helped me feel moreenergetic, mentally alert,balanced and less irritable,so I feel really good aboutrecommending them toothers. I’ve already referred 10 to 15 peopleto TriVita. My husband is a minister and weare both very conscious about our health andnutrition. Our body is the temple of God andhow each of us take care of it is very important.”– PRISCILLA B. PHENIX CITY, AL1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 15*You should consult with a healthcare providerbefore starting any diet, exercise or supplementationprogram, before taking any medication, or if yoususpect you might have a heart problem. You shouldnot stop taking any medication without first consultingyour healthcare provider.LEANOLOGYOMEGAPRIMEADAPTOGEN 10 PLUSREFERRING SUCCESSGiftCard$25
  • trivita.com16 l December 2008Lynn is a real go-getter.She has an effervescent,outgoing personality and anincredible zest for life that peopleimmediately respond to. The always-vivacious Lynn recently celebratedher 60th birthday in high style witha Texas-themed birthday party thatincluded friends, family and her“boys” (two Maine Coon cats).Lynn became a flight attendant whenshe was 18 and now 42 years later is stillflying the friendly skies. Her first job waswith TWA Airlines and then she movedto Southwest Airlines in 1992. Currentlybased in Houston, Lynn is a whirlwindof energy who easily keeps up with muchyounger colleagues.Lynn has also recently developed a profitablesideline activity as an Affiliate Member.She has taken on this new challenge withthe same boundless enthusiasm that shebrings to everything in her life.She keeps smiling whileothers start wiltingLynn goes the extra mile to stay in shapeand keep looking young. She gets plentyof sleep, doesn’t drink alcohol and eatsnutritiously. She and her husband, Ron,a retired TWA pilot, work out several timesa week and play golf. They both use andlove Sublingual B-12. Lynn was especiallyflattered when she attended a recent highschool reunion and won the prize for theattendee who had changed the least in looks.So, where does she get her storehouse of energy?Naturally, genetics and a healthy lifestyle havea lot to do with it. Yet Lynn is quick to creditboth Sublingual B-12 and Adaptogen 10 Plusfor helping her stay focused and energetic asshe races across time zones. Lynn always seemsto be bubbly and upbeat – even in the mostdifficult of circumstances. In fact, several ofher passengers have commented that theywant whatever she’s had for breakfast.Lynn tuned into TriVitaat just the right timeShe originally found out about TriVitaproducts from an early-morning infomercial.Then, Lynn started taking Sublingual B-12to stay focused and attentive. Her timing wasperfect because she was helping implementa computerized system for Southwest Airlines.“Other members of the team kept asking mehow I stayed so focused and energetic duringthis stressful project,” Lynn recalls. “I toldthem what TriVita Sublingual B-12 was doingfor me and many of them decided to tryit themselves.” This was long before TriVitahad its own official referral program, so Lynncould be called a referring pioneer.Lynnisaflying,high-energyadvertisementforTriVitaproductsNow her referral success is helping her reach new heightsLynn celebrates  her 60th birthday
  • 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 17“I never miss taking Sublingual B-12,”she says. “It’s a nice, easy way to get energy.I also take Adaptogen 10 Plus because itreally helps with stress. Peaceful Sleep fitsin perfectly with my jetlagged lifestyle whenI need to get some sleep. I’ve just orderedVitamin C Crystals and I’m also excitedabout trying NutraFruits for the first time.”Lynn admits that she briefly stopped takingSublingual B-12 because she wasn’t sure howmuch good it was doing her. Like so manyother people she quickly felt the differenceand since then has made Sublingual B-12 anessential part of her daily supplement regimen.Lynn’s referral success takes offShe was really thrilled to find out aboutTriVita’s Affiliate Member Program, becauseit’s something Lynn has been doing all along.She’s also a walking, talking example of healthyliving. Both colleagues and passengers marvelat her energy and cool under pressure. She hasalready referred more than 16 of her co-workersand several passengers to TriVita. She alwaysmakes sure to have plenty of TriVita 10%discount coupons on hand which she can easilyget online to hand out to potential referrals.“I just love getting those referral checks,”Lynn exclaims. “I deposit them into a special‘vitamin’ fund which allows me to buymore of my favorite TriVita products andalso try new products I might not haveconsidered before. It’s almost like gettingTriVita products for free.”One of Lynn’s referral successes has a specialplace in her heart. Her dearest friend, Jannette,was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.She had several courses of treatment available,including chemotherapy, but decided to take amore holistic treatment approach. With Lynn’sencouragement, Jannette made SublingualB-12 and Adaptogen 10 Plus part of her dailynutritional regimen. Now, nine years latershe is doing much better and Jannette’s doctorhas encouraged her to continue doing whatshe’s doing. Lynn definitely feels that TriVitaproducts have contributed to Jannette’srenewed good health.Lynn has her own share of stress. Justrecently Hurricane Ike swept through herhome in the Clear Lakes area of Texas. Luckilyher neighborhood was spared the worst ofthe damage. “I think Sublingual B-12 andAdaptogen 10 Plus helped me keep myequilibrium during this difficult time,” she says.In spite of her frenetic life, Lynn findstime for one of her favorite hobbies –working with anything electronic – especiallycomputers. She has incorporated this interestinto the workplace by volunteering for severalmajor technical projects for Southwest Airlines.Just recently she helped develop a cashlesspayment system that allows passengers tobuy cocktails during a flight without usingmoney. Once again she is quick to creditSublingual B-12 for helping her maintainfocus and concentration.Clearly, life is anything but dull for Lynn.She explains her vibrant attitude by sayingthat “you have to hang around people whoare young to stay young.” No doubt her bubblypersonality has helped people get throughthe most difficult flights. She was especiallyhonored to be hand-picked to be a flightattendant for the papal entourage whenPope John Paul visited the United Statesand Canada in 1987.So, if you’re ever flying with Lynn,she just might suggest that you skip thesugar-filled soda and try an ounce or twoof Adaptogen 10 Plus instead. “I just love getting thosereferral checks!”Lynn with her  friend Jannette
  • trivita.com18 l December 2008In life, inevitably, wewill face circumstancesand events that willchallenge our emotionalhealth and well-being.Sometimes they are smallfrustrations and disappoint-ments, such as struggling tolose weight only to regain it, or getting overlookedfor a promotion at work that you felt you deserved.Other times the problems we face aredeep, gut-wrenching traumas. Many peoplemay be facing or have faced financial losses,a marriage breakup, debilitating diseaseor perhaps the untimely loss of a lovedone. When these problem situations happento us, we have a choice in how we react.We can resist and become frustrated, bitter,and exhausted by spending all of our energyregretting or longing for the past. Studies haveshown that continually feeling angry, frustratedor depressed by events beyond your control isextremely unhealthy. If you have a hard timegoing with the flow or facing the facts, youmight be putting yourself at risk for serioushealth problems.On the other hand, we can deal with ourdisappointments and circumstances bydeveloping acceptance. The concept ofacceptance is powerful. It’s about comingto terms with reality, no matter how unfairor unpleasant it may be. Practicing acceptancecan help ease the tension and stress, whileallowing us to see our situations more clearly.Release the feeling of powerlessnessIn life you will face circumstances that youcannot control. Feeling powerless is actually acontrol issue. You will need to recognize thatthere are people, problems and things that areuncontrollable and unchangeable and out ofyour power to completely affect or change.When you feel out of control and powerless,remember by accepting what IS at the moment,you can rely on God for strength and power.According to scripture, “God is my strength andpower: and He makes my way perfect,” II Sam22:33. It is not your strength alone, but alsoGod’s, that enables you to accept what youcannot control or change.Relinquish the pain of the pastMany times it is easy to blame our misfortuneon someone else, saying, “If my financial advisorhad only warned me, I wouldn’t be in this mess.”Or, “If Susie had only told me she was unhappybefore it was too late, we might still be together.”“If onlys,” don’t change the circumstances.Only you can accept what “IS.” We can’t cryabout unpleasant circumstances and expectthem to change. Accepting what “IS” anddeciding to change your feelings about itcreates an atmosphere to help heal your pain.Reclaim possibilitiesthrough acceptanceMake this a season of healing and changeas you develop the practice of acceptance.The healing and liberating power of acceptancecomes when you choose to accept the experienceyou have had or are having at this moment,no matter what it is. That doesn’t mean we haveto be happy with our current circumstances, butacceptance means you acknowledge and acceptwhere you are in life at this moment. In everyproblem that we face, no matter how dark itseems there is opportunity for somethingmagnificent to appear. In every problem thatwe face, no matter howdark it seems there isopportunity for somethingmagnificent to appear.The Healingand LiberatingPower ofAcceptanceby Dr. Judy“Accepting does not necessarily mean ‘liking,’ ‘enjoying,’or ‘condoning.’ I can accept what is – and be determinedto evolve from there. It is not acceptance but denial thatleaves me stuck.” – Nathaniel BrandenJudy Ellison, Ph.D., is a success coach, author,motivational speaker and psychologist. She has inspiredpeople around the world to reach within and find theirpassionate purpose to live a more meaningful life.
  • 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 19As we count downthe days to enda tumultuous year,this joyful season of hopeand love is especiallyprecious. It’s the timeto celebrate a blessedbirth that occurred invery humble surroundings,a birth that gives us cause for hope and loveevery day of every year.This is also the time to ask an importantquestion: Will your new year of living beshaped by the vision you believe God has foryour life? Specifically, will your days in thenew year be purposeful, and centered on whatis truly important?As the verse from Habakkuk (above) states,“Write the vision and make it plain.” Here,God was instructing the prophet Habakkukto literally write down His words of revelationso that they would be clear to all. The phrase“...that he may run who reads it” suggestsa herald, going from place to place witha message so that others can see it.The power of a message,written downWhat will be your message to yourself andto others to see you through 2009 withrighteousness and faith? There is power inwriting things down, and I encourage youto do so. If you’re not certain how to begin,I have some ideas that may help.First, make an appointment with yourself:write a note on your calendar on a specificday and time. This appointment is special;it’s when you sit by yourself and focus on thehappiest or most important aspect of what itmeans to you to have a relationship with God.The next step involves a bit more writing. Thinkabout a time when someone in your life reallymade you feel loved, and gave you hope whenyou needed it most. Write this down. Then,think of a time that you were able to share hopeand love with someone else. Write this down.your body, His Temple1 Cor. 6:19-20“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets,that he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2Let God guide your 2009 life visionby Chaplain Gene HendersonGod has a plan and a purpose for each andevery one of us this coming year.You might want to keep these special writingsin a journal so you can turn to them whenneeded. Having this type of journal helps mereturn to the basics that guide us throughoutthe year: the love of God, our relationshipwith Him and our relationships with others.These steps will help put you in a spiritual,thankful frame of mind, and will prepareyou to write down your own vision for 2009.A life of purpose, day after dayWhat are your goals for living out God’spurpose for you in the new year? These mightinvolve short-term goals, such as acting onthe Golden Rule with others. Or perhaps you’reworking towards a long-term goal, such as workingthrough your church or civic group to improvethe lives of those less fortunate. The importantthing is that you reflect on how your life canembody God’s purpose for you in small,everyday ways.By developing your personal, spiritualvision for the new year, you’re really statingyour life purpose. Put another way, it’s your“mission statement:” for what purpose didGod put you here?God has a plan and a purpose for each andevery one of us this coming year. With faith,hope and love, we can look forward to thechallenges of the future without fear. Whateverwe take on, whatever 2009 may bring, we arenot alone. God will be with us.May you share the joys of this season witha happy heart. Merry Christmas and HappyNew Year.Think about a timewhen someonein your life reallymade you feelloved, and gaveyou hope whenyou needed it most.Write this down.
  • trivita.comNitric oxide or NO is one of the mostimportant molecules in our body.Like a policeman directing trafficin a busy intersection, nitric oxide directsthe communication between the busiest cellsin the body: brain cells, blood cells, immunesystem cells and cells from every body systemwhere communication is critical. Nitric oxideis so important that no organ in your bodycould function without it. In fact, a Nobel Prizein Medicine was awarded to three scientistsin 1998 responsible for discovering its actions.It keeps our blood pressure normal, helpsus think clearly, helps our body fight off infec-tions, and even prevents the development ofblood clots and atherosclerosis (hardening ofthe arteries). Many of the “diseases of aging”are no more than a deficiency of nitric oxide.Recently, my team tested Adaptogen 10 Plusfor nitric oxide activity. This study helpsconfirm the incredible value of Adaptogen10 Plus. We discovered that it containsnatural NO metabolites that help to restorenormal nitric oxide biochemistry within ourbody. This important benefit is in additionto its high antioxidant capacity and adaptivestress molecules.As we age, our body gradually loses its abilityto produce nitric oxide. Stress, pollution anda nutrient-deficient diet also reduce our nitricoxide reserves. A healthy diet, sleep, exerciseand the rest of the 10 Essentials (see pg. 2)contribute to nitric oxide activity – and togood health!As a professor of medicine, I supervise cardio-vascular research in the heart health field.My field of specialty is nitric oxide: how toget it and how to keep it. The people in ourresearch center suffer from a host of nitricoxide-related disorders including heart disease,high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes,Alzheimer’s disease – the list seems endless.In every case I see that the higher we can raisethe nitric oxide levels, the better the patientresponds. Restoring nitric oxide production hasbecome one of the main strategies at treatingand protecting against many diseases.It makes sense that Adaptogen 10 Pluswould activate a high amount of nitric oxidebecause research has revealed that mosthigh-antioxidant foods nourish NO. TriVita’sAdaptogen 10 Plus helps us combat stress,a nitric oxide killer.The amount of NO in Adaptogen 10 Plus hasbeen shown to help protect against vascularinflammation, reduce injury from a heartattack or stroke and restore NO homeostasis(a sense of balance) in animal models. Thisunique blend of antioxidants and nitric oxidemetabolites is essential for brain and hearthealth. Combining a regimen of Adaptogen10 Plus with the 10 Essentials will help ensureoptimal health.an imPortantstUDy ConFirmsthe value of Adaptogen 10 PlusOur research team discovered that it helps raisenitric oxide levels – essential for good healthBy Dr. Nathan S. BryanADAPTOGEN10 PLUS™Your Everyday Stress SolutionTriVita’s powerful, stress relieving formula:• Helps counteract damage caused byvarious types of stress: mental, physical,emotional, environmental• Contains all 10 adaptogens that have beenproven to help the body “adapt” to stress• Fights free radical damage and helps boostyour immune system.Adaptogen 10 Plus’ unique three-partformula includes:• Adaptogens – herbal extracts chosen specificallyfor their natural ability to help the body copewith stress• Antioxidants – immune boosters that helpfight the damage caused by stress• Aloe Vera – helps improvedigestion and nutrientabsorption.TRY IT TODAY!1-800-991-7116or visit trivita.comDiscover theamazing effectsof Adaptogen10 Plusfight the damage caused by stressDeliciousBERRYFlavorAdaptogen™10 Plus#30660Non-Member $62.99Member $49.99Redeem with 500 VitaPoints32 SERVINGSNathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.Dr. Bryan is Professor of Molecular Medicine at TheUniversity of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.His specialty is Cardiovascular Physiology.
  • 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 21HAPPIER COULD MEAN HEALTHIERVictoria, AustraliaDo happiness and good health go hand-in-hand? That’s what researchers at the Centre for Behavioural Researchin Cancer set out to find. Their study, published in the September/October issue of the American Journal of HealthPromotion, showed that happiness and life satisfaction can have a positive effect on good health.In 2001, 9,981 adults aged 18 years and older were asked to report on their health (self-rated as excellent, verygood, good, fair or poor); if they had any health conditions that limited activity; and to assess their physical health.A follow-up survey was conducted two years later.Good health was reported 1.5 times more by adults who indicated they were happy most or all of the time thanby those who reported being happy only part or none of the time. Life satisfaction was associated with betterhealth in the initial survey as well as in the follow-up survey.“Everything being equal – regardless of your age, gender, whether you smoke, drink or exercise, if you’re happy andsatisfied with life now, you’re more likely to be healthy in the future,” said lead study author Mohammad Siahpush,Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.CALM, ACTIVE PEOPLE LIVE LONGER, ACCORDING TO STUDYBaltimore, MarylandLongevity is associated with “being conscientious, emotionally stable, and active,” according to the NationalInstitute of Aging. A study published in the July/August issue of Psychosomatic Medicine researched this linkbetween personality traits and lifespan.Data was taken from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (the longest running study on aging), to assessthe personality traits and longevity of 2,359 people.Personality traits that were linked to a longer life included emotional stability, organization, discipline,conscientiousness and resourcefulness. Traits linked with a shorter life included depression, anxiety, angerand emotional instability.WINTER BLUES LINKED TO BRAIN CHEMICAL LEVELSToronto, CanadaUsing positron emission tomography (PET) technology, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and MentalHealth in Toronto found that levels of serotonin (a mood-altering brain chemical) may be lower in the falland winter. Because serotonin helps regulate mood and energy levels, this may help researchers understandseasonal affective disorder and other seasonal mood changes.Study author Jeffrey Meyer said that this discovery is “an important lead in understanding how seasonchanges serotonin levels. This offers an explanation for why some healthy people experience low moodand energy in the winter, and why there is a regular reoccurrence of depressive episodes in fall and winterin some vulnerable individuals. The next steps will be to understand what causes this change and howto interfere with it.”THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH THAT AFFECTS YOU, YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR LIFEResearch and focus
  • Last-MinuteGIFT IDEASPleasing presents that won’t break your budgetThe holidays bring cheer, joy and memory-making moments.However, they can also bring stress, tight budgets and last-minuteshopping. Luckily, there are plenty of gift ideas that won’t sendyour budget reeling.HOLIDAY MUGSFlavored coffees and teas make a welcome holiday treat, especiallywhen artfully arranged in festive mugs. Add some non-dairy creamerand biscotti to complete the package and tie it all together with color-ful ribbon. As an alternative, fill mugs with miniature marshmallows andhot cocoa packets or hot cider packets and cinnamon sticks. Inexpensivemugs can be found at grocery and craft stores.PHOTO CALENDARSThese are truly gifts from the heart. If you have a home computerand a good-quality printer, online programs can help you put togetherone of these family treasures in no time. Pick your favorite family photosto include in 12- or 16-month calendars. These are great gifts for thoserelatives that are oh, so hard to buy for.MOVIE PACKAGEEveryone loves a movie night! Combine a movie rental gift card withlow-fat microwave popcorn and other healthy snacks. It makes agreat family gift.BAKED GOODIESBaked goods are never turned away during the holidays! Whip upsome healthy treats and package them in holiday tins for added cheer.You can find reasonably priced holiday packaging at craft stores andbaking supply shops.COUPON BOOKSIf you’re on a very strict budget, give coupon books. These personal-ized treasures can mean so much; perhaps you know busy parents whocould use a night of baby-sitting or a homemade dinner. Know someonewho could use some extra help around the house? Present them witha coupon for three hours of yard work or three “handyman” hours.Write them on 3x5 index cards or use a home computer and printer.PHONE A FRIENDDon’t know what to get your out-of-state friends and shiver at thethought of shipping costs? Consider sending pre-paid phone cards;you’ll save on shipping and it’s something you both can enjoythroughout the year.HOMEMADE ORNAMENTSHomemade gifts are often treasured more than those you buy. Getcreative and incorporate ribbon, colored paper, glitter, beads, pinecones, clear bulbs and more. Perhaps include a memento from timesgone by. Turn it into an annual tradition!SENTIMENTS FROM THE HEARTSimply expressing your love and gratitude for someone can bethe best gift of all. Write a poem, card or letter to a friend or lovedone and include special quotes or Bible verses. Print it out on specialpaper or make it into a bookmark or magnet.This year, don’t let last-minute gifts drag you or your budget down.With a little creativity, you can please the people on your gift list –and your pocketbook, too.Give the Gift that Promotes WellnessPerfect for any occasion!Demonstrate in the most meaningful way possible that you arecommitted to the continued good health of your family and friends.Give them a TriVita Gift Card – they’ll be as thrilled by our products asyou are! This Gift Card can be used to order TriVita products and services.CALL 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.comGiftCard$50GiftCard$25ftCardftCardGiftCard$100GiGiGiftCardGiftCaGiftCaGiGiftCard$7522 l December 2008 trivita.com
  • Every holiday season is a good time to playit safe when it comes to gifts for little ones.Especially this year, with toy recalls makingheadlines, we all want to be sure that thepresents we present in love bring nothingbut joy to children.Lead paint, choking hazards and dangers tovision are the top three villains in children’sgift safety, according to Prevent BlindnessAmerica, a national non-profit group. Whilesome toys might immediately conjure up animage of accidents waiting to happen (thinkof dart guns), others aren’t so obvious: evenart supplies, used improperly, can cause harm.For the sake of the children in your life, be surethe toys and gifts you choose are appropriate fortheir age and development level. Before pluckingan item off a store shelf, take this quiz to seeif it passes the safety test.Give safetoys and giftsthis seasonQuick quiz helps keepdanger off the holiday list1. If a package says the toy is fora certain age group, you canalways believe it.False. If you have any doubt, choose anotheritem. Thoroughly inspect any items you’re givingto children to make sure they’re appropriate forboth age and development level.2. Many gifts of sports equipmentneed something extra for eye safety.True. If you’re giving an item like a baseballglove, safety goggles are a great idea to goalong with it. According to the AmericanAcademy of Ophthalmology, there are about40,000 eye injuries related to sports each year.3. Don’t give a toy labeled “supervisionrequired” unless you’re sure thatthere will be an adult around everytime the child plays with it.True. That label is there for a reason.4. When you want to give a childa toy, it’s fine not to check withthe parents first.False. It’s smart, safe and courteous to askabout the child’s wish list, and to ask in advanceif the parents think a certain gift is appropriateand desired.5. You should include any toy warran-ties and directions with your gift.True. You don’t want that “assembly required”playhouse to lie in pieces in a corner, or find outthat the game device that never worked gotthrown away.6. If a toy shoots, or has partsthat fly off, find something else.True. Prevent Blindness America feels thatair guns and BB guns shouldn’t be viewedas toys at all.7. Toys wouldn’t be on the marketif they weren’t safe to use.False. The numerous toy recalls this yeardemonstrate that safety is up to the person whobuys the toy, and to the person who inspects itbefore giving it to a child. Toys should be sturdy,with no sharp edges or points.8. The letters “ASTM” on a potential toygift offer some measure of assurance.True. ASTM stands for American Society forTesting and Materials. A toy with the ASTM labelmeets this group’s national safety standards.9. The “toilet paper roll” test shouldbe used on all gifts for childrenunder age three.True. If a toy has a small part that can fit insidea toilet paper roll, it’s too small for a toddler.Young children put things in their mouths, andcan choke on anything that passes this test.10. A gift for an older child can safelybe shared with a younger one.False. Choking and other safety hazardscan seriously endanger a young child playingwith something intended for older ones.Improve and Protect your Eyesight!VisionGuard is formulated using the latest science.Each serving of TriVita’s VisionGuard has20 milligrams of lutein, the most importantnutrient for healthy eyesight.Plus, we’ve added other eye-specific antioxidantsto help your eyes defend themselves againsttime and damaging pollutants.TRY IT TODAY! CALL 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.comVisionGuard#30570Non-Member $34.99Member $27.99Redeem with 280 VitaPointsGIFT SAFETY QUIZ – TRUE OR FALSE...Here’stoahappy,safeholidayforalltheyoungstersonyourlistthisseason.12345678910
  • trivita.com24 l December 2008Blessings from the InformationTechnology DepartmentWe wish you a fabulousChristmas and a greatNew Year. May your holidayseason be full of joy andyour coming year one offulfillment. Thank youfor letting us be a smallcontributor on your journeyto a healthier life.Blessings fromHuman ResourcesMay your health,wellness andyour personalwalk with Godfind you filledwith gratitudeand peace thisChristmas season.We are gratefulyou have part-nered with TriVitaand pray for you as you continue on your journey towards yourphysical, emotional and spiritual well-being into 2009!Blessings fromOrder FulfillmentSeasons Greetings from the staff atOrder Fulfillment. It has been our pleasureserving you in 2008. We wish you and your lovedones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Blessings from theInventory ManagementDepartmentHappy Holidays fromTriVita’s InventoryManagementDepartment. Our over-all goal is to ensureyou enjoy a satisfyingcustomer experiencewhen you contactTriVita. We are thedepartment thatmakes sure you have high quality nutritional supplement productsavailable in our Distribution Center when you place your order. Wewish you and your family many blessings, of which one is wellness.Blessings from theFinance DepartmentWishing you aholiday that is:FestiveIncredibleNiceAmazingNewCheeryExceptionalHave a happy, healthyand prosperous 2009!Blessings from the Business Development DepartmentAs another year comes near the end we’d like to takethis time to wish you a safe and happy holiday season.May your lifebe filled withmany blessingsand wonderfulmoments ofgratitude andjoy. On behalfof everyonein BusinessDevelopment,happy holidays!Greetings from TriVita continued...
  • VITAJOURNAL l 25Peggy doesn’t do things halfway.Not long after her very first hikealong the Appalachian Trail in her50s, she hit the adventure trail for aseven-day trek. She often hikes witha 40-pound pack on her back. Tocelebrate her 60th birthday, shejumped out of a plane at 10,500feet to skydive. And when it comesto sharing the TriVita wellness story,it looks like the sky’s the limit.Like many Affiliate Members, Peggy’s successis rooted in her own product experience.A TriVita infomercial prompted her to tryTriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acida few years ago. “I was truly amazed at theresults,” she recalls. “The product does justwhat it says it will – gives me energy andfocus. And every product I’ve tried sincehas exceeded expectations.”Her personal product list soon expandedto Peaceful Sleep (“It worked the veryfirst night I took it”), and most recentlyNutraFruits. “I love it! I could feel theextra vitality within just a few hours.”“It doesn’t feel like selling;it feels like helping people.”Soon she started generating referralbusiness, first to family, then to friends,then to others who wanted to know howshe stayed so energetic and active. At 63,her activity schedule includes long dailywalks in her South Carolina community,several gym workouts a week, and of course,extended hikes. Last spring, she covered 125miles in eight and one-half days, carrying that40-pound pack of basics.“People are always asking me where I getmy stamina, and so TriVita just naturallycomes up,” she notes. “I know the productshelp, so it doesn’t feel like selling; it feelslike helping people.”From casual referrals,real income-generating potentialSince she first started generating referralsa few years ago Peggy has been earningrewards, “But I didn’t realize you couldreally make referrals a business untilI read another Affiliate Member’s storyin the VitaJournal.” Now she has hersights on some serious goal-setting forTriVita income.“The TriVita products I’ve used haveexceeded my expectations. That makesme trust all the rest of the products fromTriVita,” Peggy says, “and also makes iteasy to recommend them to others.”With such a positive experience and attitude,what Peggy would change if she could go back intime isn’t surprising: “If I could do it over, I’d trymore TriVita products sooner, and talk them upmore to everyone I know.”“…quality of life to do my shareand let the Lord do the rest.”Active in her church, and proudly marriedto her husband of 44 years, Marvin, Peggy’s lifeis clearly robust physically, emotionally andspiritually. “At my age, if I stopped being active,it wouldn’t take six months ‘til I gained 20pounds and had to grab onto something tostand up from a pew in church,” she observes.“What I’m after is quality of life to do my shareand let the Lord do the rest.”With Peggy’s “go-for-it!” approach, that isn’ta problem.Peggy is hiking up theincome trailSharing her wellness journey isn’t about selling,it’s about helping others discover TriVita’samazing productsAffiliate Member Spotlight“TheTriVitaproductsI’veusedhaveexceededmyexpectations.ThatmakesmetrustalltherestoftheproductsfromTriVita.” –PeggyHer personal product list soon expandedthen to others who wanted to know howshe stayed so energetic and active. At 63,her activity schedule includes long dailywalks in her South Carolina community,several gym workouts a week, and of course,extended hikes. Last spring, she covered 125 “TheTriVitaproductsI’veusedhaveexceededmy“If I could do it over,I’d try more TriVita products sooner,and talk them up more to everyone I know.”“People are always asking me where I getmy stamina, and so TriVita just naturallycomes up,” she notes. “Ihelp, so it doesn’t feel like selling; it feelslike helping people.”From casual referrals,real income-generating potentialSince she first started generating referralsa few years ago Peggy has been earningrewards, “But I didn’t realize you couldreally make referrals a business untilI read another Affiliate Member’s storyin thesights on some serious goal-setting forTriVita income.“The TriVita products I’ve used haveexceeded my expectations. That makesme trust all the rest of the products fromTriVita,” Peggy says, “and also makes iteasy to recommend them to others.”Tocelebrateher60thbirthday,Peggyjumpedoutofaplaneat10,500feettoskydive.
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  • Article from Michael Ellison continued from page 2...It isn’t the material gifts that give us our most preciousmemories; it is the gifts that were given from thehappiness of the heart, in the words that were spoken– the recognition of value and worth of the individualthat we cherish. I am not suggesting there are nothardships that come in times like these, but I amreminding us that life is much more than the materialthings we chase. Even in the wealthiest of homes, if love,joy, forgiveness, peace, recognition, respect and laughterare not there, then it is really only a lifestyle measuredby material things, not by quality of life.It is in the challenging times of our lives that we aremost in touch with what is really meaningful and lasting.Whether that challenge is from a health, financial orpersonal crisis, it is then that we reach out for whatis most important. Our world economic woes are notbecause of a few greedy men on Wall Street, it is becausea world of people became greedy and lost connectionwith what is most meaningful in life. While we may bepaying a horrible financial price, it may be one of the bestthings that could happen to us. It brings us back to focuson values, relationships, wellness and our relationshipwith God. I believe Christmas 2008 can be brighter thanmost as we focus on giving the gifts that last a lifetime.TriVita is a company committed to wellness. Whilemany pursue health to avoid disease, we encourageeveryone to pursue wellness. Wellness is having thephysical ability to do the things you love to do, to havepositive daily emotions of faith, hope, forgiveness andlove, and to have a relationship with God, knowingHis purpose for your life. It is from wellness that youcan give to others the gifts that last a lifetime – notjust at Christmas, but every day and to every personyou come in contact with.Make Christmas 2008 brighter by givinggifts that last a lifetime!TriVita is a company committedto wellness. While many pursue healthto avoid disease, we encourage everyoneto pursue wellness.1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 27Winter can be loads of fun – the perfect time to bundle up and spend theholidays with family and friends. But the fun can quickly disappear if you’respending the days in bed with a head cold – or worse. With a few sensibleprecautions, you can make the best of this winter without the headache.Here are four tips to keep you healthy:1. Dress for the weather. It’s important to dress warmly toavoid serious health conditions such as frostbite and hypothermia(when the body’s temperature drops far below normal). Make sureto select the right garments to face your day:• A hat. Since body heat is lost through the head,a hat that covers your ears is best for keeping warm.• Mittens. Gloves are fine, but mittens provide even moreheat for your hands.• Boots. Waterproof, insulated boots can help maintain yourfooting in ice and snow, and keep your feet warm and dry.2. Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia or frostbite.• Hypothermia. Confusion, dizziness, exhaustion andsevere shivering are all symptoms of this condition.Seek medical attention immediately if you experienceany of these symptoms.• Frostbite. Gray, white or yellow skin discoloration,numbness or waxy-feeling skin – are all signs youmay have frostbite. Seek medical attention immediately.3. Be cautious when traveling. Winter weather and holidaytraveling can be a dangerous duo. Keep the following in mind:• Try to allow extra time when traveling so you are notrushed on the road.• Check weather conditions and heed travel advisories.• Keep a survival kit in your car in case you run intoa winter storm. This kit should include blankets, food,flares, gloves and a first aid kit.4. Don’t spread germs. It’s important to take simplemeasures to stay healthy and not get others sick:• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.• Wash your hands often with anti-bacterial soap.• Stay home from work when you are sick and seea healthcare provider if your condition worsens.With these basic tips we can all keep the fun in winter, and leave dangerand illness out in the cold.1234Stay Safeand Wellthis WinterTop four tips to skate throughthe cold months ahead
  • Keep the Sweetness,Lose the SugarLet these tasty alternatives make holiday treats healthyBy Christa Orecchio, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health CounselorMany of us unintentionally leave our healthy diet goals by the waysidewhen presented with traditional, delectable sweet treats so synonymouswith the holidays. After all, isn’t that what New Year’s resolutions are for?What if we could still enjoy those wonderful tempting delights bydecreasing the sugar without sacrificing any of the sweetness or flavor?Try the recipes on this page that use these all-natural sweeteners,and have little or no adverse effect on your blood sugar.Agave Nectar: With its honey-like consistency, this low caloriesweetener is safe for diabetics and is 1.4 times sweeter than sugar.Stevia: This South American herb is 100 times sweeter than sugar,with zero calories. Stevia comes in liquid and powder form, and is a greatnatural sweetener to replace the sugar bowl for tea and coffee. A littlegoes a long way!Xylitol: A natural sweetener extracted from plants. Xylitol looksand tastes like sugar yet it has no calories or effect on your blood sugar.It even helps to protect the enamel on your teeth! It can be usedcup-for-cup in place of sugar in any holiday recipe!With a few simple modifications to your existing recipes you can stillenjoy the holidays, without the anxiety of making that loomingNew Year’s resolution!For more ways to manage your sugar intake, see pages 12-13.Almond Torte CookiesDIRECTIONSMix all ingredients together. Roll into little balls and makea thumb print. Place a bit of jam in the center.Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.INGREDIENTS½ cup oat flour½ cup brown rice flour1 cup ground raw almonds½ cup agave nectar2 Tbsp. cinnamon½ cup canola oil1 cup ground rolled oatsJam of your choiceChrista Orecchiotrivita.com28 l December 2008Rice PuddingDIRECTIONSPlace all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil. Reduce heatand simmer, stirring occasionally. Continue cooking until raisinsare plump, coconut is soft and most of the liquid has evaporated.Taste and add more sweetener if necessary. Yields six servings.*Coconut water is simply the liquid inside a coconut. You can buy it in the refrigerateddrinks section of the health food store. You can often find fresh young coconuts in thehealth food store or in Asian markets. Cardamom (or cardamon) is a pungent andaromatic spice that is native to India and Southeast Asia. The powder is the most usedform in cooking and can be found in almost any grocery store.INGREDIENTS2 cups leftover, cooked rice1-2 cup coconut water*,rice milk or water1 cinnamon stick or1 tsp. ground cinnamon10 cardamom pods or1 tsp. ground cardamom*½ cup raisins½ cup shredded coconut2 Tbsp. raw honey or maple syrupRaw Chocolate TrufflesDIRECTIONSIn a food processor fitted with the S-blade, process cashews,melted cacao butter & agave nectar until smooth. Add theremaining ingredients and process until well mixed and smooth.Chill in freezer for 20-40 minutes. The more chilled the mixture is,the easier it will be to roll into truffles. Once chilled, roll with yourhands into balls and then roll into your choice of shredded coconut,raw cacao nibs or raw cacao powder. Store in refrigerator! Enjoy asyou wish, these truffles are GUILT FREE and GOOD FOR YOU!!!INGREDIENTS½ cup Raw Cacao Butter, melted½ cup Raw Cashews½ cup Raw Agave Nectar1 cup Raw Cacao Powder(or ½ cup Carob & ½ cup Cacao powder)2 tsp. Vanilla Extract (alcohol-free) or ½ Vanilla Bean seedsPinch sea salt (preferably Himalayan Pink or Real Salt Sea Salt)
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  • trivita.com30 l December 2008At this special time of year The10 Essentials have special meaning:They come to you this month with aseasonal accent. Each one will improveyour life and wellness in wonderful ways.PHYSICAL1. Breathe DeeplyWhen you savor the scents of this season, takea deep, invigorating breath. A fragrant balsamwreath... holiday cookies baking in the oven...the cold, clear air of a wintry morning. Whata great time to be alive!2. Drink WaterPrecious water helps us thrive. When shoppingand Yuletide events crowd your schedule, drinkup. Water boosts your energy while it quenchesthirst. It may even dampen appetite at theholiday buffet table.3. Sleep PeacefullyHoliday events can crowd even the healthiestsleep routines. To keep your sleep restful,stick to your regular bedtime habits. You’llsleep more soundly.4. Eat NutritiouslyIt’s jolly to enjoy a few sweet treats, but be aScrooge about Yuletide overeating. Stick tohealthy, whole foods. They’ll help controlswings in blood sugar, and help you fit intoyour party clothes.5. Enjoy ActivityKeep your holiday spirits bright withenergizing activities. Put up holidaydecorations, build a snowman, volunteerfor a church or other organization’s event...bring the joy of activity to your world.EMOTIONAL6. Give and Receive LoveDuring this holiday time especially, donatetime or money to your favorite charity, andspread loving generosity. What a bounty you’llreceive when you give of yourself so thatothers may be happier and healthier.7. Be ForgivingAre you holding on to resentment or anger? Inthis season of peace, give yourself the gift ofblessed forgiveness. When you let go of negativefeelings, you enrich your own spirit.8. Practice GratitudeThe holidays remind us how blessed weare. It’s easy to take for granted our health,our loved ones, our talents... our very lives.Be thankful for it all: gratitude reduces stressand builds happiness!9. Develop AcceptanceNeedless worry clouds our minds, blindsour eyes to the joy of life. When we acceptthe things we can’t change, we give ourselvesfreedom. This holiday season, practice the giftof acceptance.SPIRITUAL10. Develop a Relationship with GodHave you found the comfort and joy of aspiritual life? You can receive all the blessingsof unconditional love. Let the true meaningof the season bring you peace, for all theseasons to come.Tidings of comfort and joy:10 Essentialsfor holiday healthand wellness
  • Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.Dr. Bryan is Professor of Molecular Medicine atThe University of Texas Health Science Center inHouston. His specialty is Cardiovascular Physiology.Samuel N. Grief, M.D., CCFP, FCFPCurrently the Medical Director at the Universityof Illinois, Dr. Grief received his medical degreefrom McGill University in Montreal, Quebec,and is a CME Instructor.Tammy Pon, M.D.A functional medicine physician, Dr. Pon receivedher medical degree from the University of Texasin Houston. She completed specialty trainingin Age Management.Scott 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. TienaHealthalso conducts clinical trials.Brazos Minshew is TriVita’s Chief Science Officer,in charge of formulating the best new supplementspossible. He is dedicated to bringing greater healthand wellness to TriVita Members. He combines anextensive background in medical science, naturopathyand alternative treatments to create lifestyle andnutritional solutions to prevalent health challenges.In addition to our dedicated healthcare profes-sionals, TriVita created a Medical Advisory Board toassist our efforts in staying abreast of current scientificdevelopments and provide input on the latest, mosteffective testing methods.Medical Advisory BoardTriVita’s Healthcare ProfessionalsYour contribution will touch countless livesTriVita’s House of Giving and Life Outreach International have partneredto provide pure, fresh water for children and their families:• Over 1 billion people throughout the world do not have accessto pure, fresh water• Waterborne illnesses run rampant in these areas• For $4,800 we can drill a well and provide pure, fresh water• With your donation, you can leave a legacy by giving the gift of life.Your tax-deductible gift can be combined with others to create new wells –providing water to thousands of people for a lifetime!Want to make a difference?Call 1-800-991-7116 and a Wellness Consultant will be happy to take yourtax-deductible donation along with your order.You can make a lasting differenceYou can mail your donation to:House of Giving16100 N. Greenway Hayden LoopSte. 950Scottsdale, AZ 85260Managing Editor & Director of Creative Services • John MetselaarProduction Manager • Roger Barger Production Coordinator • Dana MaxwellMarketing Manager, Publications • Pam Knox Graphic Designers • Carly Miner, Cheryl Earl, David Knox, Lisa QuirinEditorial Assistant • Ginny Schoonaert, Kelly Hickman Contributing Writers • Steve Solomon, Brazos Minshew,Scott Conard, M.D., Heather Austin, Greg Cayten, Dana Maxwell, Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D., Cheryl Romano, Pam Knox,Christa Orecchio, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Judy Ellison, Ph.D.The VitaJournal is published by TriVita, Inc. • 16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Ste 950 • Scottsdale, AZ 85260 • Printed in the U.S.A. • © 2008 TriVita, Inc. All rights reserved. The VitaJournal welcomes Member questions, photographs andtestimonials. All submitted materials become the property of TriVita, Inc. and may be edited for publication. Submissions should be directed to the Product Satisfaction Consultant (Marketing Department) at story@trivita.com.Subscriptions: Subscriptions to the monthly VitaJournal and Trivita’s Weekly Wellness Reports (delivered to your email address) are FREE to TriVita Members. Send subscription correspondence to: The VitaJournal,Subscription Services Group, 16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Ste 950, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, or call 1-800-991-7116 between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Mountain Standard Time.The VitaJournal is distributed for information purposes only and does not constitute professional or medical advice. Prices in this publication arecurrent as of the date of printing. Opinions expressed by authors are not necessarily those of the publisher. The VitaJournal may be reproducedonly by TriVita Members. Other reproductions, in whole or in part, are prohibited without the express permission of the publisher.For Questions: 1-877-850-2968 Monday – Friday; 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard TimeTo Order Call Toll-Free 1-800-991-71166:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., M–F • 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, (Mountain Standard Time)TMTMA portion of the proceeds from yourproduct purchases in December will helpdeveloping countries get fresh water throughthe House of Giving’s well-drilling project.
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