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  1. 1. We are learning more and more that the conditions that affect the 3. Support your heart health.body and mind are inter-related. Some diseases, while they can In addition to a diet centered onbe managed successfully individually, can wreak havoc when fruit, vegetables and wholecombined. grains, nutrients like CoQ10 are also important to overall heartOne example is depression and diabetes. A recent study pub- health and function and canlished by the Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that women become deficient especially forsuffering from both diabetes and depression have a two-fold in- the 33.5 million Americans whocreased risk of death, especially from cardiovascular disease. are currently taking a statin drug to lower their cholesterol.While statistics like these can be harrowing, there are simplesteps you can take to reduce your risk for depression, diabetes, Statin drugs deplete the body of CoQ10 and this deficiencyheart disease and more. can lead to impaired function and activity of heart muscle. Recommendation: 100 to 400 mg of CoQ10 each day,In our new book, Health is Wealth, Nobel Laureate Dr. Louis Ig- such as Member’s Mark Co Q10 softgels.narro and I outline simple methods to help our readers improvevitality, live healthier lives, and enjoy peak functioning of both 4. Fight free radicals. Every day our bodies are exposed to tox-body and mind. Additionally, I have partnered with Sam’s Club to ins from our environment, which can lead to the formation ofhelp educate and inform members on preventative healthy living free radicals. Free radicals are reactive molecules that dam-practices while bringing access to quality medical supplies and age our cells and lead to premature aging. Nutrients likenutritional supplements I’ve outlined some of the risks associated Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Resveratrol and green teawith various health problems as well as the simple solutions that are antioxidants and can help defend our bodies from thecan help you lead a healthier life. damaging effects of free radicals. Recommendation: 500 to 1,000 mg of Vitamin C daily from supplements such asProblem: Poor nutrition habits can damage overall health. Super C Energy and Member’s Mark Chewable Vitamin C.Overall health can be negatively affected by what I’ve identified as 5. Build a foundation for your health. Research has showna Nutritional Deficiency Syndrome (NDS). With NDS it is possible that a multivitamin can actually make a difference in ourto see several disease states or dysfunctions overlapping to cre- health, and a study conducted by researchers at the Na-ate increased risks of both complications and even death. tional Institutes of Health has provided the first epidemi- ologic evidence that the use of multivitamins by women isSolution: Maintain nutritional balance with quality foods and associated with longer telomeres. Telomeres are the protec-supplements available at Sam’s Club. tive caps at the ends of chromosomes (DNA) that shorten with the aging of a cell. As we look to extend the quality ofSam’s Club offers a great selection of quality foods to keep your our lives and support the optimal function of our cells andfamily on track in preventing diseases through good nutrition. Try DNA, a multivitamin is a great place to start.adding fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your menu to Recommendation: Daily age and gender specific multivita-ensure your daily intake of vitamins and nutrients. A simple min such as One A Day Men’s or Women’s Health Completesalmon filet for dinner can add a dose of healthy Omega-3 oils, Multivitamins and Member’s Mark Mature Multi.while adding fresh berries to your breakfast cereal can boost anti-oxidant intake. Problem: The diabetes epidemic.In addition to a healthy diet, the introduction of dietary supple- Diabetes affects an estimated 24 million Americans, equal to 8ments can enhance your body’s performance, and Sam’s Club percent of the population. The total costs are thought to be asoffers a wide variety of vitamins and supplements to meet your much as $174 billion, with $116 billion being direct costs fromnutritional needs at a value you can appreciate. Here are my top medication, according to 2005-2007 American Diabetes Associa-five nutritional recommendations that can make a big difference in tion figures.your health: Solution: Take part a free diabetes health screening at1. Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency. Research has linked Vitamin Sam’s Club and diminish your diabetes risk through a D3 to heart health, cancer prevention, bone health and meta- healthy diet and supplements. bolic function. Studies indicate that three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D. Experts say low Sam’s Club is offering a free diabetes health screening for its vitamin D levels also may increase a childs risk of developing members on September 10. The free screenings are one part of heart disease later in life. Recommendation: Adults: 2,000 Sam’s Club’s efforts to help members take charge of their health IU per day of a vitamin D supplement Such as Member’s through preventative measures. Additional screenings for Mark Vitamin D softgels. For children: 400 to 1,000 IU de- women’s health, digestive health and heart health will also be pending on age. offered in the coming months. For more information, and to con- firm the times and locations of Sams Club screenings, check2. Focus on your intake of healthy Omega-3 oils. Omega-3 oils your local listings at SamsClub.com/healthyliving. (EPA and DHA) play an important role as antioxidants and help maintain our overall heart health. Recommendation: 900 mg of EPA and DHA per day from 1,400 mg of Fish Oil, such as Member’s Mark Natural Enteric Fish Oil. Continued on page 16

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