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  1. 1. We’resoecstaticthatwetooktheNopaleaWellnessChallengeandarenowlivingpain-free!JointPain&OrganFunctionsEdwardB.PlantarFasciitisKandyM.Eye,Skin&MuscleProblemsBethT.Asthma&PainfulArthritisRajiC.CReactiveProtein&AllergiesPaigeC.Insomnia,Inflammation&EczemaJoyceP.ChronicBackPain&HeadachesBillA.PainfulRareArthritisBrianO.Hip&LowerBackPainCindyA.Type2DiabetesSandyZ.BillA.BillA.BillA.BillA.ReadtheirpowerfulNopaleaWellnessStoriesInsideonpage10Nopalea-Anaturalanti-inflammatorywellnessdrinkcontainingrareanti-oxidantscalledBetalainsthathelpyourbodyreducepainandinflammation!JANUARY 2010 TRIVITA.COM ®
  2. 2. trivita.comKick off 2010 with the Nopalea™Wellness Challengeby Michael R. Ellison, CEO & Founder of TriVita, Inc.Happy New Year!We are so excited about the wellness experiences people are having withNopalea that we have made it our goal to offer the Nopalea WellnessChallenge to one million people. The experiences people are having arejust astonishing. Like Melody C. in North Carolina – she had a terribleaccident and suffered with much pain due to a severe neck and back injury.It was so severe that she had to give up two of her passions in life: barrelracing with her prized horse and long trail rides with her son. But then a long-time friend introduced herto Nopalea, and within three weeks she was experiencing significantly less pain. Now, several monthslater, she is back to riding horses with her son and loving it. This is just one example of the relief peopleare experiencing from the symptoms caused by chronic inflammation.Not only have we heard from people experiencing the benefits of Nopalea, but we have also heard aboutdogs, horses, birds and other pets benefiting from the product. One of the most remarkable testimoniescame from Cody R., a good friend and Affiliate Member with TriVita (I get all my friends and anyonewho will listen involved with TriVita!). Cody has a nine-year-old dog that had major hip problems andcould no longer jump into the family SUV. They had actually built a ramp for the 100-pound dog towalk up. After just weeks on Nopalea, the dog was back to jumping in the vehicle. Like Cody says,“I doubt if dogs exaggerate their experience!”The impact of lowered inflammation has become so profound that we now have veterinarians usingthe product in their practices. We also have chiropractors and medical doctors recommending Nopaleato their patients to help lower inflammation. This is so exciting to me personally, as I want everyoneto experience greater wellness. Living in an inflamed world with toxins in the food, air and water, it isnearly impossible to escape the escalation of inflammation as we age.We are inviting you to experience the power of Nopalea by taking the Nopalea Wellness Challenge andproving its powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. We have reduced the price of a case of Nopalea so youcan give it a fair chance to give you a wellness experience and enhance the quality of your life. Thiscould mean living with less pain, breathing problems, poor skin conditions or other inflammatory issues.And, we offer our 60-day money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose – but everything to gainonce Nopalea starts working for you.Taking the Nopalea Wellness Challenge is easy – here is all we ask:1. Commit to drinking 3-6 ounces of Nopalea every day.2. Fill out a Nopalea Wellness Challenge Form to see how inflammation may be affectingyour health.3. Read The Silent Killer Health Alert (included with your Nopalea order) on the seriouseffects of chronic inflammation and how it can lead to disease if left unchecked.4. Follow up with a TriVita Wellness Consultant to share your results.By taking these steps, you can identify your symptoms before you start the Challenge and track yourprogress as you go through your case of Nopalea. It is not just a “feel-good” product; it can actually helpyou experience incredible, specific results.“We are inviting you to experience the power of Nopalea by takingthe Nopalea Wellness Challenge and proving its powerfulanti-inflammatory benefits.”10Essentialsfor health and wellnessGood health is a gift to be treasured andnurtured every day. TriVita joyfully sharesthese keys to helping you experiencewellness®: the 10 Essentials of physical,emotional and spiritual health.Physical1. Breathe DeeplyLet your lungs fill deep down, hold, thenexhale toxins and stress.2. Drink WaterNature’s best beverage not only quenchesthirst, but also enhances energy.3. Sleep PeacefullyEvery body needs the rest and repairthat comes with a regular sleep routine.4. Eat NutritiouslyFeed both body and mind withhealthy, nourishing food for life.5. Enjoy ActivityLet an active lifestyle move you toimproved health and wellness in all ways.Emotional6. Give and Receive LoveOffer and accept the greatest gift, andyou can enhance your immune system.7. Be ForgivingWhen you let go of old grudges, yourhands are open to accept feelings of peace.8. Practice GratitudeA thankful heart releases stress, makingroom for greater happiness and health.9. Develop AcceptanceIf you can’t change it, accept it and moveon. Worry will shrink, serenity will grow.Spiritual10. Develop a Relationship with GodNurture the spiritual aspect of your lifeto achieve complete well-being.2 l VITAJOURNAL trivita.comArticle from Michael Ellison continued on page 21...
  3. 3. 4 Could Nopalea™Help You Be Pain-Free?Take the Nopalea WellnessChallenge and find out.6 The Dynamic Duo:Sublingual B-12 and NopaleaCombine these two products for atremendous wellness experience.8 Smart Weight Loss SwapsThese easy-to-implement tipswill help reduce calories andcontrol your weight.10 Nopalea WellnessChallenge Success StoriesThey took the Challenge... andthe results have been fantastic.13 Maintain Your WinterSupply of Vitamin DWhat you can do to ensureyou get the right amount.JANUARY2010Inside16 10 Healthy FoodsFor Your PantryThese easy-to-find,inexpensive foods are“musts” for any kitchen.25 From Unrelenting Painto Everlasting HopeNopalea has dramatically easedKimberly’s post-cancer pain.30 It’s Easier ThanEver to Become anAffiliate MemberShare your product experienceand earn great rewards.ON MY MINDEDITOR’S NOTEWhen thinking about what towrite for this January note, I readthrough the different articles featuredthis month. One that stood out to me was Dr. Judy’sarticle on page 22 about living life with no regrets. Itdoesn’t matter what year it is, there are always thosewho can’t wait to say goodbye to the past year.Life is interesting the way it works. Born and raisedin Texas, I would never have imagined that I wouldwind up calling Arizona my home. I rememberthe day in June of 1993 when the moving vandrove my daughters and me away from a home thatwas all they had ever known. Seeing their littlehandprints in the concrete walkway next to theflowers I planted each year was heartbreaking asI said goodbye to a lifetime of memories. The fearof starting over after experiencing a divorce wasdevastating for all of us. Not only was there fearof beginning life again in another state, but beingforced to start a career outside of the one I knewbest – being a mom – was extremely challenging.What I didn’t realize at the time, was that I wassoon to be transformed into a stronger woman, notonly in my faith in God, but in my own ability tosucceed in a world I only observed from the outsidefor many years. Having a career at TriVita these past10+ years has not only taught me so much aboutmy health and wellness journey, but has unleashedtalents, strengths and life purposes that might haveotherwise been buried.If you’re struggling with a world of hurt left overfrom 2009, I encourage you to go into the year witha healthy anticipation and begin again in 2010! Ifyou’re hurting with physical pain, I also encourageyou to take the Nopalea Wellness Challenge andjust see what happens. You too could join the ranksof those featured this month who have shared theirlife-changing results. You don’t have anything tolose – except maybe the pain!Here’s to a life with no regrets. Happy New Year!Pam Knox, Editor of PublicationsThe information in this VitaJournal may containerrors or inaccuracies. We reserve the rightto change prices, selections, update informationand limit quantities without prior notice.Make familytime a priority.12Start your New Year off right by takingThe Nopalea Wellness Challenge.4-5, 10-11, 14-15January 2010 l 3We took theNopalea Wellness Challenge,now we’re livingpain-free.10
  4. 4. Could Nopalea help yourTake the Nopalea Wellness Challenge and find out!Will 2010 be the year youfree yourself of constantpain, aches and soreness?Will the New Year give you newrelease from the symptoms ofallergy or asthma-related breathingproblems? Of course you’d like theanswer to be “yes!” And that’swhy you should take the Nopalea™Wellness Challenge right away.Nopalea, as you probably know, is theastonishing wellness drink that has helped somany get relief from the damaging effects ofchronic inflammation. If you haven’t tried ityet, consider these important questions:• Do you deal with pain on a constant basis?• Does anyone in your family or groupof friends complain of chronic pain?• Do you, or anyone you know, have allergyor asthma-related breathing problems?• Are you concerned about premature aging?• Are daily toxins wreaking havoc onyour body?These symptoms can all be linked to chronicinflammation – precisely the problem thatNopalea was developed to help address.the perfect time to experiencewellness®yourselfIf you haven’t yet tried Nopalea for yourself,now is the perfect time. The Nopalea WellnessChallenge was created to show the power ofNopalea in helping the body reduce chronicinflammation quickly. One of the mostexciting ingredients in Nopalea is Betalains,a rare and potent class of natural antioxidants.They’re found in only a few of the world’splants, including the Nopal cactus. The Nopalfruit, from which Nopalea is made, containsone of the highest amounts of Betalains in allof nature.That’s why taking a Nopalea Loading Dosecan help put out the “fire” of inflammation inour bodies. Here’s how the Challenge works:• Take 3-6 ounces of Nopalea every day,until your bottleis empty.• Fill out the Nopalea WellnessChallenge form, which willbe included in your order,to track your progress duringthe Challenge.• Read The Secret KillerHealth Alert, which will beincluded in your shipment.• Follow up with a TriVita WellnessConsultant to share your results.Experience wellness for yourself!• Follow up with a TriVita WellnessNopalea,abreakthroughinwellnessdrinksTry this delicious wellness drink, with an exclusive blend of rareantioxidants called Betalains and other healthful nutrients.A daily dose of Nopalea can help your body:Nopalea,abreakthroughinwellnessdrinksNopalea™#30710Non-Member $49.99Member $39.99Nopalea™4 bottle pack#33427Non-Member $199.96Member $139.99Now $119.99Drink it and thrive!Call toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116.• Lessen inflammationwhich causes pain• Cleanse itselfof daily toxins• Promote optimal healthright down to your cells• Protect againstpremature agingNEW YEARSPECIAL!Nopalea 4 Packonly $119.99Offergoodthrough1-31-10
  5. 5. January 2010 l 51-800-991-7116body be pain-free?That’s it! In these four easy steps, you couldmake 2010 the year you finally deal with theharmful effects of chronic inflammation –and maybe help others, as well, when youshare your experience.Called The Secret Killer for a reasonWhen you start your Challenge,be sure to read The Secret KillerHealth Alert. You may bestunned to learn what a majorrole inflammation plays in ourhealth. You’ll find out aboutchronic inflammation – whathappens when our bodies get “stuck”in defense mode against injury or infection –and how this kind of inflammation is on theincrease. The Secret Killer details the sad results:chronic pain, discomfort and poor health thatmay lead to serious disease.So many people just like you have had greatsuccess with the Nopalea Wellness Challengealready. To read their personal stories, see pages10-11, and 14-15. You’ll be inspired to start“writing” your own story.take the Challenge and save now!Here’s more reason to take the Challengenow: you can save even more by purchasingthe Nopalea 4-pack at special savings throughJanuary 31, 2010 only! See back cover pagefor details.If you’re not sure whether Nopalea couldimprove the quality of your life or of thoseyou care for, just review these questions, andsee if you recognize your own health issues,or those of family or friends:does this sound like you?• Do you suffer from chronic (constantor regular) pain anywhere in your body?Has it been going on for weeks, monthsor even years?• Do you routinely get low on energyduring any part of the day?• Do you have trouble sleeping at night?• Do you have allergy or asthma-relatedbreathing problems?• Do you fear your’e not doing enough toprotect your body against all the toxinsin today’s world (air, food, water, etc.)?If you answered “yes” to any of thesequestions, you need to take the NopaleaWellness Challenge and see what adifference it can make in the quality of yourlife. These are the kinds of questions you’llfind on your Nopalea Challenge form, whichwill help you or someone you care for topinpoint the areas in which you could mostbenefit from relief. Then, as you take yourNopalea Loading Dose, you can track yourprogress on the form.This January, startthe New Year off right.Give yourself thebenefits of Nopaleathat have helpedso many others,and take the NopaleaWellness Challenge.happens when our bodies get “stuck”The diagnosis wasdevastating:tErmInAl CAnCErKimberly was given only weeks tolive, but she wasn’t going to giveup without a fight. Kimberly wentthrough excruciating chemotherapyand cancer surgery, where she had oneleg amputated. Kimberly was officiallycancer-free, but she had another toughbattle to face – unrelenting post-surgerypain. Nothing seemed to work, includingvery powerful pain medications, untilone caring person gave Kimberly aNopalea Gift of Health that let herfinally enjoy life again.read Kimberly’s dramatic storyon page 25.Shareyourstory,getgreatrewards!What’s your amazing Nopalea story? Share it and enjoy even more benefi ts: a $25 TriVita Gift Card, PLUS an exclusive Nopalea t-shirt – a $14.99 value! Just email your Nopalea story to story@trivita.com, or call 1-800-693-4083. Please include your Member ID, your address and daytime phone number (along with email address, if you have one). Whenyousubmitaletteroremail,youarealsogivingTriVitafullrightstoit,includingtherighttopublishitinfuturepublicationsandtoedititasneeded.™FRONT BACKGiftCard$25SUCCESS STORIES
  6. 6. trivita.com6 l VITAJOURNALScott 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, TienaHealthYou may have made a NewYear’s resolution or two toachieve greater wellness.Maybe you’ll increase youractivity level, or eat more fruitsand vegetables, or work on youremotional health, as outlined in the10 Essentials (page 2). These areall great ideas, and I’d like to addanother suggestion for enhancingyour health: take TriVita®SublingualB-12 and Nopalea™ together.This could be the most important step youtake in helping you stay as alert, sharp andfully-functioning as possible. Of course, we’veknown for a long time how important it is tonourish your brain with B-12. This powerhousevitamin helps fight brain erosion, dementia,moodiness, fatigue and forgetfulness, whileimproving sustained mental energy, staminaand concentration. What’s very new andexciting is how you can benefit with bothB-12 and Nopalea, the new anti-inflammatorywellness drink from TriVita.I recommend Sublingual B-12 with Nopalea fora range of inflammatory brain disorders, andfor inflammatory artery disorders such as highblood pressure and hardening of the arteries.When you take these two remarkable productstogether, the results can be astonishing. Justtake a look at the personal stories on the nextpage to see how B-12 and Nopalea together arehelping people like you.Why Sublingual b-12 andnopalea work so well togetherThere’s a “fat” story at work when we talk aboutB-12 and Nopalea. As TriVita Chief ScienceOfficer Brazos Minshew recently explained,our brains are two-thirds fat. The “good” fat weneed to repair nerves and produce energy canbe insufficient in our diets, or be blocked bytoxins in our environment.TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 helps make this goodfat available to our bodies so it can do its goodwork. However, the fat still needs to get to allthe places in our brain and body where it’sneeded. Transporting the fat is done by anamino acid called taurine, and this is whereNopalea plays such a key role.We don’t get taurine in our diet; our bodieshave to manufacture it, and the process can beinterrupted by nutrient deficiencies, emotionalstress or toxins. Nopalea has an abundance oftaurine, so it helps the good, essential fat weneed to get to all the places where it can do usthe most good.In brief, in order to have optimum fatmetabolism you need to take B-12 and Nopaleatogether, every day. I encourage you to makeand keep your resolutions for greater wellness in2010 and beyond. And I also encourage you toconsider Sublingual B-12 and Nopalea togetheras “must-haves” to reach your goal.These statements have not been evaluated by the Foodand Drug Administration. This product is not intendedto diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.B-12 Updateby Dr. Scott ConardA New Year of brainpower and wellness:Sublingual B-12 and NopaleaWhy these products together are “must-haves”When you take these tworemarkable products together, theresults can be astonishing.
  7. 7. Faster-acting, longer-lasting and more potentthan ever before with three times the Vitamin B-12TriVita 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 forgetfulnessPlus, Super Sublingual B-12 gives your brain and nervesthe essential nutrients they need to help replenish brainfuel and help repair damaged nerves. And all this is yourswith a convenient, once-a-day tablet.Alfred Libby, M.D. – Inventor of TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic AcidDr. Libby, a renowned nutraceutical pioneer, worked to help hundreds ofpatients feel better every day. An associate of Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel PrizeLaureate), Dr. Libby developed this unique, sublingual delivery system forhis own patients. It was known to give similar mental energy results as B-12 shots, butwithout the shots’ added pain and expense.Alfred Libby, M.D.SUPER SUBLINGUALB-12AVAILABLEEXCLUSIVELY FROMTRIVITAFor maximum sustainedmental energy takeTriVita SuperSublingual B-12Call toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116or visit us at trivita.comSUCCESS STORIES“We swear by Nopalea andSublingual B-12: they work!”“My husband John is retired and works theseasonal potato harvest for a nearby farmer. Thepast few years he had a terrible time with dustallergies caused by the harvest. He took over-the-counter medicine and found some relief, but stillstruggled with head congestion, sneezing and justfeeling lousy. We have been taking Sublingual B-12for years and thought we would also give Nopaleaa try this year. IT WORKED! He feels so much betterand even has more energy for the long days of theharvest. I couldn’t wait to order a case of Nopaleaand get started on it myself. Sublingual B-12 givesus the extra energy we need and we believe that ithas helped keep us healthy, especially in the coldand flu season. If I forget and miss my tablet in themorning, about midday I start to feel sluggish andit dawns on me why. We swear by Nopalea andB-12 and will continue taking them. Thank you somuch for these great TriVita products.”lINDa W. – BaNgor, Me“Nopalea and Sublingual B-12:we would not be without them.”“My husband and I have been taking SublingualB-12 for six years, and adding Nopalea has madea believer out of him. Since he started takingNopalea, the pain in his hand, shoulders and hisknees has gone away. He has been taking Nopaleafor a few months and wouldn’t be without it.He takes a B-12 and three ounces of Nopaleadaily along with his other TriVita supplements:OmegaPrime, Daily Men, Bone Growth Factorand Joint Complex. He said he noticed thatthere was no pain when he parked his car andreached for his jacket on the back seat, plus hisshoulders, which had been painful, did NOT hurt.He also noticed that his knees didn’t hurt whenwalking or bending. He’s very pleased with theimprovements in his health. Plus, we both lovethe taste. Nopalea and Sublingual B-12 – we wouldnot be without them.”DeaNNa M. – PhoeNIX, aZ“Every day that I take Nopalea theswelling stays away.”“I have arthritis, and any reduction in pain is amajor help to me. I also have swelling in my neckdue to a car accident in 2003. I started takingNopalea as soon as it arrived. The swelling in myneck went down, and every day that I take Nopaleathe swelling stays away. If I don’t take Nopalea, theswelling returns. When I started taking Nopalea, Iwas already taking Sublingual B-12, and began tonotice that I was losing weight. Now I feel so muchbetter. I’ve been telling my family and friendsabout TriVita products. God bless you, and thanksfor helping me to feel better.”PattI t. – huDsoN, MITriVita SuperSublingual B-12#33356Non-Member $28.99Member $22.99Redeem with 230 VitaPointsTriVita Super SPECIALPRICESee article on page 9 to find out more about theinflammation/obesity connection.
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  9. 9. January 2010 l 91-800-991-7116If we could reduce inflammation,could we also reduce the problemof excess weight? There is growingevidence of a connection betweenthe two conditions – and mountingexcitement over the possibility ofeasing both.For several years, medical science has turnedits eye toward inflammation as the main issuebehind a number of health problems, fromjoint pain to allergies, high blood pressure toulcers, and even cancer and heart attacks. Asearly as 2004, TIME magazine called chronicinflammation “The Secret Killer.” Continuingresearch suggests that obesity might be addedto the list of conditions caused, at least in part,by inflammation.the brain, inflammationand excess weightResearchers recently found that weightcould be lowered or managed by reducinginflammation in a certain part of the brain.Just over a year ago, a study published in thejournal Cell indicated that inflammationcould be a key factor in obesity.Obesity is known to increase inflammationthroughout the body. But could the inflamma-tion be a cause, not an effect, of the obesity?A study based at the University of Wisconsin,Madison and the University of California,San Diego zeroed in on two areas:1. The hypothalamus, a brain region thatregulates the body’s energy balance.2. A “master switch” of inflammationthat’s usually turned off.In lab tests on mice, that “master switch” ofinflammation turned on in the brains of miceon a high-fat diet. With thatmaster switch turned on, themice gained weight.Next, the scientists used genetic engi-neering to flip that master switch off in thehypothalamus of other mice. Those mice were“significantly protected” from becoming obese,even on a high-fat diet, the researchers wrote.It’s important to note that inflammation aloneisn’t a bad thing: it’s a vital tool for the body tofight off infection. It’s when the body’s defenseswitch gets stuck in the “on” position that wehave chronic inflammation. The researchersconcluded that finding out how to control thatswitch in the hypothalamus might open thedoor to fighting obesity and related diseases.Obesity as “chronic low-levelinflammation”More connections between obesity and inflam-mation were found by Dutch researchers writingin the journal PPAR Research. The article, whichlooks at the complex relationship between fatstorage, insulin resistance and secreted proteins,comes to a provocative conclusion.After studying the affect of obesity on tissuein body parts including the liver, the scientistssaid that their findings “feed a growing recogni-tion that obesity represents a state of chroniclow-level inflammation.”Adding diabetes to the storyBecause our bodies are so complex, some of theresearch into obesity and inflammation takes anextra step to understand. In the case of diabetes,for example, a connection between body fat anddiabetes has pointed a finger at inflammationas the root problem.Researchers at the University of California, SanDiego, School of Medicine published findingsof a study in the journal Cell Metabolism, thatcan be summed up in four words: “Inflammationis the key.” The research found that obesity, inanimals or people, leads to increased fat in theliver, called “steatosis.” Steatosis, in turn, leadsto liver inflammation and insulin resistance,which can result in diabetes.Problem: inflammationA solution: nopalea™As research continues into the relationshipbetween inflammation and excess weight,there is a way to help your body reduceinflammation: Nopalea. This breakthroughwellness drink is helping people across NorthAmerica enjoy optimal wellness,because with daily use it helpsyour body:• reduce inflammation• detoxify• Achieve optimalcellular health• Protect againstpremature agingNow, the Nopalea WellnessChallenge can help yousee for yourself what allthe excitement is about (seepages 4-5 for details). Findout what others are learningthrough the Challenge:Nopalea can help you feelbetter, feel healthier and thrive.Is inflammationthe causeof obesity?Research points to a connectionthat’s gaining awarenesson a high-fat diet. With thatmaster switch turned on, theNext, the scientists used genetic engi-neering to flip that master switch off in the
  10. 10. 10 l VITAJOURNALRead these fantasticsuccess stories – andsubmit one of your ownthese are just a fewof the inspiringtestimonials fromMembers who have takenthe Nopalea™ WellnessChallenge. Could you feelbetter, too? The New Year isthe perfect time to find out.So, take the Challenge andmake a major difference inyour own life.What is the Nopalea Welless Challenge?• Take 3-6 ounces of chilled Nopalea everyday• Fill out the Nopalea Challenge Form• Read TheSecretKiller Health Alert• Share your Nopalea experience!See pages 4-5 for more details.* You should not stop taking any medicationwithout first consulting your healthcare provider.Paige C. – belleair bluffs, fl raji C. – Phoenix, AZ“…Within five days of starting theNopalea Challenge, I noticed that myrange of motion was improving.”“I am in my late 40s and am trying to do theright things now to take better care of myhealth. I had a very stiff neck that caused alot of pain and affected my range of motion.I had some tests done which showed thatthere was a lot of inflammation in my neck.I wanted to make big changes in my lifebecause over the past few years, people inmy life began getting sick and coming downwith degenerative diseases.So, I was already in a mode to improve my healthand take better care of my body. I began drinkingNopalea and within five days of starting theNopalea Challenge, I noticed that my range ofmotion was improving. I was very happy andquite impressed.I also suffer from seasonal allergies, which causepuffiness around my eyes and my face. After ashort time on Nopalea, people commented on howhealthy my skin looked. This delicious drink helpedwith my allergy symptoms and the puffinesswent away.I had blood work done as part of my regularphysical and, as usual, I always get a C-ReactiveProtein test. Last time it was 1.3, but sinceNopalea it has gone down to just barely overzero – one full point. Other lab results showedadditional decrease in the inflammation inmy body, which is just fantastic. I am a firmbeliever that we need to keep inflammationdown in our bodies. By drinking Nopalea, Iknow I am reducing inflammation. I am worthspending money on my body to feel good andbe healthy.”PaIge c. – BelleaIr BluFFs, Fl“I was thrilled when Nopalea helpedimprove my asthma symptoms.”“I have a few health issues, but recently I took amisstep to avoid an obstacle on the floor and ittotally aggravated my spine. I have a herniateddisk, my left side is sciatic and I’ve developedarthritis. That whole mess sits there kind ofdormant until I sit up, twist or step wrong andthen it puts me in even more pain.This time around, pain pills didn’t even work.I was given a bottle of Nopalea and was toldto follow the guidelines for the Nopalea WellnessChallenge. This super drink is so good for meand I enjoy it as much as fresh orange juice.It’s AMAZING.I particularly wanted Nopalea to stop the inflamma-tion I my spine, along with poor circulation in mylegs which caused swelling and water retention. Ialso have asthma, which of course is inflammatory.I have noticed that the swelling in my spine hasgone down. Now I am able to sit up and walk moreerect. However, I needed to take a larger dose ofNopalea to really get rid of that visible knot on thelower part of my spine. Being asthmatic and havingto take lots of pills and asthma shots and usinginhalers is no fun, so I was thrilled when Nopaleahelped improve my asthma symptoms.Three days after I drank the whole bottle, I alsonoticed that my attitude was better. Instead offeeling down, with Nopalea I feel awesome andit has definitely improved my mental health.I was so grateful about what Nopalea had donefor me that I decided to encourage other peopleto try it. God created an amazing plant and thefruit of that plant has really improved my life.We’re So Ecstatic We Took
  11. 11. January 2010 l 11“Lab results showed anadditional decrease in theinflammation in my body,which is just fantastic.”– Paige C.“I was thrilled whenNopalea helped improvemy asthma symptoms.”– Raji C.“I noticed that the painfulplantar fasciitis had resolvedand I was finding it mucheasier to sleep.”– Kandy M.“I have been taking Nopaleafor almost two weeks and canreally tell a big difference.”– Beth T.Continued on pages 14-15...beth t. – Colbert, WAbrian O. – n. hollywood, CA Kandy m. – Cookeville, tnThere are a lot of benefits for taking Nopalea,and I hope anyone who reads this will take thetime and get a bottle for themselves and writetheir own testimonial after taking the NopaleaWellness Challenge.”raJI c. – PhoeNIX, aZ“I also noticed a significant reductionin my aches and pains.”“My wellness journey started about a year agowhen my brother told me that he was sufferingfrom ankylosing spondylitis (A.S.), a rare formof arthritis. He said it can be hereditary andsuggested that I get tested for it.I was suffering from some of the samesymptoms as my brother. I am only 27 yearsold and was not prepared to be disabled inany way. My doctor confirmed that I had thesame disease as my brother. This is a verystrange condition that can attack any organ ofyour body at any time. It can go from simpleaches and pains, soreness and stiffness onup to major eye problems and can lead tosomething called ‘bamboo spine,’ where yourspine actually fuses together.Luckily I crossed paths with a mutual friendwho suffers from A.S. After hearing thathe is living pain-free and energized thanksto Nopalea, I decided to take the NopaleaWellness Challenge myself. I took threeounces of Nopalea both in the morning andevening, and in four short days I was alreadyfeeling better and more energized. After onlyone bottle, I was interacting more with mydaughter and feeling more refreshed aftersleep. I also noticed a significant reduction inmy aches and pains.”BrIaN o. – North hollyWooD, ca“I have been taking Nopalea foralmost two weeks and can tellthe difference.”“Before I took the Nopalea Wellness Challenge,I was feeling pretty hopeless. I suffer from arare form of soft tissue arthritis. It hit fast andhard – going from nothing to extreme. Thisarthritis attacked the iris in my eyes. I lookedlike I had been beaten up – my eyes were redand bloodshot and you could only see the pupilarea. I jumped from specialist to specialist andstarted taking steroid drops and steroid shotsinto my eyeball to stop it, as this disease canblind you if left unchecked. I also suffered fromskin and muscle problems. I could not get up inthe morning and my back hurt. The shots wereextremely expensive – about $1,100 a monthjust for two shots. These shots are only effectivefor a few days and then the pain comes back.Once I began the Challenge, Nopalea quicklyimproved my condition. By the second day Iwas already feeling dramatically better. I amcurrently taking the full suggested loading doseof three to six ounces per day. I may increasethe amount even more. Thanks to Nopalea I’vestarted losing the 30 pounds I gained from thesteroids. I have been taking Nopalea for almosttwo weeks and can really tell a big difference.”Beth t. – colBert, Wa“It is amazing how fast Nopaleaworked for me.”“One month prior to taking the Nopalea WellnessChallenge, I began working out at the local fitnesscenter, which includes 2-3 personal trainingsessions a week. Almost immediately an oldplantar fasciitis problem in my foot resurfaced.It was also difficult to sleep due to the circulatinglactic acid from the vigorous workout sessions.the Nopalea Wellness Challenge
  12. 12. trivita.com12 l VITAJOURNALBetween after-school activities,long work hours and otherdemands of our hectic life-styles, family time can take a backseat.This year, make quality family timeyour top goal. Time goes by fast... soonenough, youngsters will be leaving thenest and making their own way inthe world. Help prepare them whilestrengthening family bonds by makingquality family time a priority.make time for mealsEveryone has to eat, but how often do you sitdown as a family? Between soccer practicesand long work days, family mealtime can beneglected. But neglecting this important partof family life can result in negative outcomesfor your children.According to a report by the National Centeron Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) atColumbia University, teens who eat fewer thanthree family meals a week – compared to thosewho eat five or more family dinners – are:• Twice as likely to use tobacco or marijuana• More than one and a half times likelierto use alcohol• Twice as likely to expect to try drugs inthe future• One and a half times likelier to reportgetting grades of C or lower in school.Engage your children and truly make dinner-time family time. Ask them specific questionsabout their days, discuss current events, planyour next family vacation, and so on.Turn off distractions such as televisions,phones and other electronic devices. Makeit a rule that no phone calls are made oranswered and that everyone stays at thetable until dinner is over.television: turn it off!What’s one way to squander precious familytime? Watching television. When kids stayglued to the television, important familytime is wasted. Plus, television hasbeen linked to such healthproblems as higher bloodpressure and obesity –in children! And thenthere’s the contentto consider...A study by the RandCorporation showed thatteens who are exposed to high levels of sexualcontent on TV are twice as likely to experiencea pregnancy before the age of 20, compared tothose who have lower levels of exposure, whileanother study showed that TV watching – andeven just having a TV on somewhere in thehouse – is associated with increased aggressionin small children. Although TV isn’t the onlyculprit in these problems, it is one that you caneasily take action on.Above all, television takes away from qualityfamily time. One study showed that even justhaving a TV on in the background can reduceparent-child interactions by 20 percent. Do yourfamily a favor: turn off the tube.You may also want to limit the time they spendon electronic devices and on the Internet.Nothing – not texting, not social networkingsites – can replace face-to-face interaction.family time ideasDepending on the structure of your family,pick and choose from these family time tips:• Schedule a weekly game night –Designate one night per week as gamenight. Games will help sharpen youngminds (and older ones!), plus it’s a greatopportunity to model teamwork andgood sportsmanship.• limit extracurricular activities –Saying “no” to yet another commitmentisn’t going to stunt Johnny’s development.Quality, not quantity is the key here.Also, make sure your child is genuinelyinterested in the activity.• tell bedtime stories – Help youngerkids wind down for bed with a 10-minutestory time. Plus, once they get hookedon a story, they’ll be eager for bed thenext night!This year, make quality family time a priority.If timing is an issue, schedule family time theway you would a doctor’s appointment. It willbe well worth it!MakingTimeforFamilyTurn off distractions and enjoy some quality family time
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  14. 14. 14 l VITAJOURNAL* You should not stop taking any medicationwithout first consulting your healthcare provider.“I’ve had amazing resultswith Nopalea.”– Bill A.“Nopalea has been sucha blessing to us and wewant to share it witheveryone we know whois dealing with pain.”– Cindy A.“The inflammation in mybrain and skin is gone, andmy neck, hip and hand painsare dramatically down.”– Joyce P.“The doctors were surprisedby my improved liver andkidney functions.”– Edward B.We’re So Ecstatic We Tookbill A. – richland, Or Cindy A. – richland, OrWithin a few days of beginning the Challenge,I noticed that the painful plantar fasciitis hadresolved and I was finding it much easierto sleep. I didn’t have to use any of the oldremedies; I just took my daily Nopalea andthe problem resolved. It is amazing how fastNopalea worked for me.It’s such a great product that my husbandhas even started taking it.”KaNDy M. – cooKeVIlle, tN“I started drinking Nopalea as soonas it arrived on a Tuesday... Wednesdaynight the leg cramps went away.”“I’ve had amazing results with Nopalea. Isuffered with chronic back problems for years,but was able to live with this pain with exerciseand behavior modification. However, a littleover a year ago my pain got worse and lastedlonger. Having always been physically active,I started to get depressed. I also had to weara back brace and take pain pills just to getthrough the day. After a doctor’s exam and theusual nerve tests and x-rays, I was told that I hadfive herniated discs and two disintegrated discs.I also had leg cramps and severe headaches toadd to my misery.When I first heard about Nopalea, I figured that Ihad nothing to lose, so I started drinking Nopaleaas soon as it arrived on a Tuesday. Starting onWednesday, the leg cramps went away. ByThursday, the headaches were gone and the painsin my back, hip, leg and shoulder were noticeablyreduced. On Saturday my wife and I walked aroundall day and I did not wear my back brace or takeany pills.* Thanks to Nopalea, I continue to findmore areas which are noticeably improving.”BIll a. – rIchlaND, or“Within a short time of startingNopalea, the pains started to lessen.”“I deal with a variety of aches and pains,especially in my neck. I also have had pain inmy hip and lower back, extreme arthritis in mywrists and a recurring pain on the right side ofmy abdomen. Within a short time of startingNopalea, the pains started to lessen. I have hadonly one day in six weeks where the abdominalpain returned. My neck and wrists are virtuallypain-free.This has been a life-altering experience for both myhusband (see Bill’s story to the left) and me. It is sogood to have my husband back. Just two monthsago he could barely walk from the house to thetruck. He recently went pheasant hunting for sixhours and on a cattle drive in rugged terrain foreight hours. It has been such a blessing to us andwe want to share it with everyone we know who isdealing with pain.”cINDy a. – rIchlaND, or“My doctor and family are thrilled, andI am so glad I gave Nopalea a chance.”“I was first introduced to Nopalea in March of 2009when I attended the launch in Phoenix. It soundedlike a wonderful product, but I was hesitant becauseI am type 2 diabetic. Luckily, I’ve been very fortunatethat I have never had to do insulin shots. I have beenon and off medication over the years and it’s been aconstant battle to normalize my blood sugar levels.My diabetic condition wasn’t getting any better andI also had pain in my knuckles due to mild arthritis.Finally, after reading many success stories in yourmonthly catalog and VitaJournal from people withdiabetes who had positive results with Nopalea, Idecided to give it a try. Before I went on Nopalea, Ihad very extensive blood tests to create a baseline.
  15. 15. January 2010 l 15Shareyourstory,getgreatrewards!What’s your amazing Nopalea story? Share it and enjoy even more benefi ts: a $25 TriVita Gift Card, PLUS an exclusive Nopalea t-shirt – a $14.99 value! Just email your Nopalea story to story@trivita.com, or call 1-800-693-4083. Please include your Member ID, your address and daytime phone number (along with email address, if you have one). Whenyousubmitaletteroremail,youarealsogivingTriVitafullrightstoit,includingtherighttopublishitinfuturepublicationsandtoedititasneeded.™FRONT BACKGiftCard$25For more details on The Nopalea WellnessChallenge, see pages 4-5.the Nopalea Wellness Challengejoyce P. – Clearwater, fl Edward b. – Palatine, IlSandy Z. – bath, OhThe day after blood was drawn, I started on theNopalea Wellness Challenge. Shortly afterwards,I noticed that the pain in my knuckles had beenreduced by 70%. My doctor ordered another roundof blood work and I was amazed to see that my A1C(glucose) levels dropped from 7.9 down to 6.4, whichrepresents a 30 point drop in blood sugar levels.My doctor and family are thrilled, and I am so glad Igave Nopalea a chance.I am more active, more energetic and feel like a newwoman since being on Nopalea. I’m also starting tosee my blood pressure go down. I’ve even brokenout my treadmill and I get on it for 1/2 an hourevery morning and every evening. I look forward tocontinuing Nopalea and seeing what happenswith my health.“saNDy Z. – Bath, oh“This is such a great product thatyou just cannot help but share itwith people.”“I have been an insomniac for 20 years andsurvived on strong sedatives, which no longerworked. Extreme stress and lack of sleep causedinflammation in my brain and an extreme caseof eczema, which caused me to lose most ofmy hair. Here’s what I did to start improvingmy health.I changed my diet, drank more water and tookmore vitamins. But it wasn’t until I started takingNopalea that I began to notice really significantchanges taking place in my body.The juice of the Sonoran Nopal cactus fruitcontains the full spectrum of 24 rare Betalainswhich are anti-inflammatory. Inflammation isthe root cause of all degenerative diseases,including most of my health problems.I quickly noticed changes in my sleeping, mentalclarity and focus. The blues went away andmy joint pains became bearable. Then I begandrinking a bottle of Nopalea a week and theresults multiplied. I slept better and was ableto nap when needed. The inflammation in mybrain and skin is gone, and my neck, hip andhand pains are dramatically down. I can nowdo vigorous cardio exercise and weight lifting,which was impossible before Nopalea. Thisis such a great product that you just cannothelp but share it with people... that is why I amsharing it with you!”Joyce P. – clearWater, Fl“Nine days later, I suddenly noticedthere was no familiar pain.”“I am a 61-year-old professional karate teacherwith over 40 years of experience. While trainingover a year ago, I sustained an injury to my hipand then my knee, which threatened to end mykarate career altogether. To complicate matters,I also suffered a heart attack.I started taking Nopalea and to be honest, I wasa bit skeptical. About nine days later, I suddenlynoticed there was no familiar pain. That littlemoment of hope made all the difference in theworld. I had a blood test one month after takingNopalea, and the doctors were surprised by myimproved liver and kidney functions.I have gone from not being able to kick at all,to leading a two-hour charity kick-a-thon. Mystudents and their parents always compliment meon the sudden turnaround, and I am very pleasedto tell them about the reason for that change.”eDWarD B. – PalatINe, Il
  16. 16. trivita.com16 l VITAJOURNAL10by Christa Orecchio, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health CounselorHippocrates, the father of modern medicine,said “let food be thy medicine and medicinebe thy food.” Many of the foods below areeasy-to-find, easy-to-eat, inexpensive and delicious.Beginning this first month in 2010, stock these 10foods in your kitchen consistently to reap myriadhealth benefits. These products are largely availablein health food stores nationwide.1. Coconut oil: Although it looks like Crisco, it has a much different interactionin the body. Coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats around. It is a medium-chainfatty acid, which means that it’s the good fat, which helps us burn the bad fat.2. Grapeseed oil: A great oil to use for high heat because it has a high smokepoint, which means that it will not turn rancid like olive oil and other commonlyused oils can at high temperatures.3. Avocados: This creamy fruit can help lower cholesterol and regulate bloodpressure because it is a great source of potassium. It also contains Vitamin E, whichis an antioxidant essential for protection against many diseases. Eat avocados bymaking homemade guacamole, add slices to a sandwich in place of cheese, or useas a creamy treat on top of a salad.4. Eggs: A complete protein that is highly absorbable by the body. They are veryhigh in phosphorus, choline and other B vitamins; also high in Vitamins A and D,making them one of nature’s perfect foods. Eat them regularly, but not more thanfive per week.5. Kale: A nutrition powerhouse in and of itself. Kale is loaded with vitamins,minerals and fiber, containing more of the most well absorbed form of calciumthan any other food.6. Sea salt: The best way to get your essential trace minerals, which iodized saltis devoid of. Trace minerals aid our digestion and support our nervous system.Celtic or Himalayan sea salts match the exact mineral profile of our blood, whichmakes them the best choice.7. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Far and away the healthiest vinegar to use for allyour salad dressings. ACV is alkalizing, which means it has the ability to neutralizeacidity and shift the pH back to balance. This is a very helpful and healing additionto the diet of those who regularly experience heartburn or acid reflux.8. Goat’s milk yogurt and cheese: Goat’s milk is easier to digest than cow’smilk. Goat products digest within 20 minutes, vs. 8 hours to digest cow’s milk.9. Almonds: One of the most nutritious of all nuts, almonds are low in saturatedfat and high in many protective nutrients, namely magnesium, which nourishesthe nervous system.10. Walnuts: Not only high in protein and B vitamins, walnuts are high in Omega-3fatty acids, which is our brain’s preferred source of fuel. Christa OrecchioHealthy Foods toKeep on Hand!Cider Roasted VegetablesIngredients• 1sweetorredonion,cutintowedges• 2 carrots, sliced• 6 baby gold, purple or red potatoes, cut up (may use yams or sweet potatoes)• 1 1/2 cups butternut squash or pumpkin, peeled, cubed• 1/2cabbagesliced(greenorpurple)• 1 1/2 cups broccoli floret• 1 cup cauliflower florets• 1 yellow squash, cut into half moons• A few green beans, whole, trimmed• 1-2 portobello mushrooms sliced or cut up• 1-2 cloves of minced garlicDIRECTIONSTossthevegetablesinalargeroastingpan.Seasontheveggieswithseasaltandfreshgroundpepper.Makeyoursauce.10987612345Ingredients• 3Tbsp.extravirginoliveoil• 3Tbsp.applecidervinegar• 1cupnaturalapplecider• 1Tbsp.agavenectarorhoneyDIRECTIONSStirtoblend.Pourthesauceovertheveggies,tosswelltocoat.Sprinklewithwarmingspices,ifyoulike:curry,nutmeg,atouchofcinnamon,somethyme.Roastfor30to45minutesat375degreesF,oruntiltheveggiesaretender.Cider Roasting SauceCurried Kale w/Caramelized Shallots & AgaveIngredients• 3 shallots, thinly sliced• 1 Tbsp. coconut oil• 1 Tbsp. curry powder• 1 Tbsp. agave nectar• 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice• ½ bunch kale (about 4 oz) stems removed and chopped into large pieces• 2Tbsp.Tamari(wheat-freesoysauce)• 2 Tbsp. waterDIRECTIONSHeatoilovermediumheat,addshallotsandsautéuntildarkbrownandcaramelized,about20minutes.Stirincurrypowder,agaveandlemonjuice.Addkale,soysauceandwater.Coverandsteamfor5minutes,stirringoccasionallyuntilkaleisstillchewybuttender.Donotovercook.For more recipes, please visit page 21.
  17. 17. Call toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.comWellavoh is not your ordinary multi-vitaminIt’sauniquemulti-nutrientcomplexthatsupportswellness,strengthandvitalityWellavoh is not your ordinary multi-vitaminwellness,strengthandvitalityFeed your body the nutrients it may lack from an average diet:take Sonoran Bloom Wellavoh, the complete multi-nutrientcomplex. Wellavoh’s customized men’s and women’sformulas give you 22 different vitamins and minerals.• The mEn’S fOrmulA supports optimal prostate,cholesterol and blood sugar health.• The WOmEn’S fOrmulA supports optimal bone,skin, hormone and breast health.“If I had known I was going tolive this long, I would havetaken better care of myself.”Whoever voiced those painful/funnywords (Mark Twain, Mickey Mantleand George Burns have been credited),we all get the idea: taking care ofourselves today will pay off tomorrow.How will you “experience wellness®” this year toget on the right track for all the tomorrows tocome? Here are five smart ways to build a strongfoundation for your long-term health. Why notuse this first month of the New Year to get going?Get movingAs you know, regular physical activity isimportant for your overall health and well-being.Include activities that you enjoy and can easilyfit into your daily routine, such as walking yourdog, working in your garden or riding your bike.Being active for 30-60 minutes on most days canhelp you build strength and fitness, relax andreduce stress, gain more energy, and improve yoursleep. These benefits all add up to decreasing yourrisk of heart disease and other conditions.Eat smartEvery day you see and hear messages fromadvertisers who want you to buy their foodproducts. Some products are healthy, but othersmay be lacking in nutrients. Sometimes it’s hardto sort it all out. What’s important is to followthe basics: eat a healthy diet by choosing avariety of fruits and vegetables. Avoid fats,added sugars and salt. Eat in moderation.Eating right makes you feel good, and it’s impor-tant for reducing your risk for serious diseases.In fact, experts say that healthier eating couldreduce cancer deaths in the United States by asmuch as 35 percent!Get testedDo you know your cholesterol numbers or whatyour blood pressure is? Do certain diseases andconditions run in your family? Did you knowthat your genes and personal habits could beputting your health at risk?Visit your doctor to discuss your family medicalhistory and the tests and screenings that arerecommended for you. Learn how you can protectagainst disease and improve your quality of life.reduce riskWhen faced with choices that may affectyour health and the lives of those you love,it’s important to remember that there areprograms and organizations to help youmake healthy decisions.Of course, you know that cigarette smokingcan cause cancer in smokers and in those whobreathe in the air around them. Using nicotine,alcohol and other drugs has consequences foryou and those who care about you. If substanceabuse is affecting you and/or your family, ask yourhealthcare professional or clergy member for helpin locating local resources.take premium triVita supplementsMake sure your body gets all the vitamins andminerals it needs by taking only the best qualitysupplements: TriVita products. Scientifically-validated formulas, the best ingredients andstringent quality control all combine to give youthis assurance: you can trust TriVita products tohelp you build a strong foundation for your health.Now, you can give yourself the wellness benefitsof Wellavoh, the new daily multi-nutrient com-plex for complete nutrition. Wellavoh’s exclusiveformulas (one especially for men, one for women)provide superior health support for day and night.Its 22 different vitamins and minerals are scien-tifically formulated to give your body powerfulsupport for optimal health in these key areas:• Cardiovascular health • Skin health• Immune function • Bone health• Cognitive health • Hormonal health• Digestive health • Reproductive healthWellavoh provides four blends of powerfulnutrients, plus six essential nutrient classes. Soeven when you eat a healthy and balanced diet(and especially if you don’t), be sure to give yourbody all the nutrients it needs every single daywith Wellavoh.Happy new year of health!Set a strong foundation to build on in 2010Wellavoh™Women #30740Men #30750Non-Member $62.99Member $49.99Redeem with 500 VitaPoints NEW!For a full list of ingredients visit trivita.com.Scientificallyformulated forMENScientificallyformulated forWOMEN
  18. 18. trivita.com18 l VITAJOURNALWant a healthier retirement? It may require getting a jobCollege Park, MarylandRetirees who go back to work after retiring may reduce their risk of major disease and functional limitations,according to research in the October 2009 Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.Using data from the national Health and Retirement Study, researchers analyzed information from 12,189 retireesbetween the ages of 51 and 61. They found that those who worked part-time or at temp jobs after retirement wereless likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, psychiatricproblems and arthritis.Retirees who worked at least part-time were also less likely to show a decline in their ability to perform daily livingtasks. And those who worked post-retirement jobs in their original career field had better mental health than thosewho worked in a different field.Insecticide use could increase risk of autoimmune diseasesPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaInsecticides may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus in post-menopausal women, according to researchpresented at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in October 2009.Using data from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, researchers identified 76,861 women between50 and 79 years old and studied their reported personal and commercial use of pesticides and if they had lived orworked on a farm.They discovered that women who reported more insecticide use had a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritisand/or lupus, regardless of whether they had been in a farm environment.“Although suggestive, we need to start thinking about what chemicals or other factors related to insecticide usecould explain these findings,” said lead investigator Christine G. Parks, PhD, epidemiologist, National Institute ofEnvironmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. “Our results also provide support forthe idea that environmental factors may increase susceptibility or trigger the development of autoimmune diseasesin some individuals.”Friends, family, social networks & obesityBoston, MassachusettsIf your friends or loved ones become obese, you may experience an increase in girth too, according to a recentstudy in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University ofCalifornia, San Diego found that when a person gains weight, it increases the chances that their friends and familymembers will gain weight as well. If a person becomes obese, the risk of their spouse becoming obese increases 37%;siblings have a 40% increase in risk of obesity and friends have a 57% increase in risk.Analyzing 32 years’ worth of data from the Framingham Heart Study, researchers observed 12,067 people, amongwhom 38,611 social and family ties were discovered. Interestingly, gender played a prominent role in the study results:in same-sex friendships, the risk of obesity increased to 7%; brothers experienced a 44% increase in risk and sistersexperienced a 67% increase. Friends and siblings of the opposite sex showed no increased risk.Researchers hypothesize that by being around obese individuals, a person’s view of appropriate body size changes. TheResearch DeskNew findings in health and wellness
  19. 19. January 2010 l 191-800-991-7116Just how important is waterto our survival?Water makes up more than two-thirds of theweight of our bodies, and without it, we woulddie in a few days. The human brain is made upof 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. Youcan live for weeks without food, but only a fewdays without water. Many of us routinely feel theeffects of too little water. Mild dehydration is oneof the most common causes of daytime fatigue.Age-related changes make older adults morevulnerable to shifts in water balance that canresult in over-hydration or, more frequently,dehydration. And because seniors often have areduced sense of thirst, dehydration is one of themost frequent causes of hospitalization after age 65.If our bodies are mostly water, it makes sense thatwater definitely plays an important role in howlong and how well we live. Water is somethingwe take very seriously at TriVita and that’s whyEssential #2 in our 10 Essentials for Health andWellness emphatically states:Drink water – nature’s bestbeverage not only quenchesthirst, but also enhances energymetabolism depends on waterMetabolism describes the way you convert foodinto energy. Most foods contain enough water forthe plant or animal to live; however, there is notenough water in most foods to metabolize them.You can do your part by eating foods high inwater, including most fruits and vegetables. (Seechart at right.)detoxificationDetoxification depends on water. It begins atthe cellular level and ends when waste hasbeen detoxified and eliminated. An amazingthree quarters of all the toxins in your body areeliminated in the water vapor from your lungs asyou breathe. The remaining toxins are eliminatedthrough the urine, stool, sweat and mucus. Howwell you detoxify depends largely on the quantityand quality of the water you drink.how much water should youdrink every day?Start by drinking plenty of water every day.To calculate your daily water needs, use thesimple formula below:how do you know if you’re notdrinking enough water?Dehydration can be extremely serious and lifethreatening and may require medical care.Symptoms may include:• Dry mouth• Limited tear production• Thirst and weakness• Decreased or unusually dark urine• Sunken eyes or parched, cracked lips• Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea or feelingfaint• Irritability or confusion• Fever, low blood pressure or increased pulseEat water-rich fruitsand vegetables every dayThe recommendation is five servings per day forchildren, seven for women and nine for men.Some fruits and vegetables high in water contentyou can easily include in your diet include:• Broccoli • Spinach• Cucumber • Bell peppers• Cabbage • Asparagus• Cauliflower • Carrots• Oranges • Watermelon• Apples • Cantaloupe• Bananas • Blueberries• Grapefruit • Grapes• Tomatoes÷2 =your weightin poundsOunces of waterper dayExample: A 150-pound person would need to drinkabout 75 ounces of water per day. 150 ÷ 2 = 75ounces (a little over 9 cups of water)1. Approximately 75% of Americans arechronically dehydrated. This same statisticapplies to half the world population.2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanismis so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.3. Even mild dehydration can slow down aperson’s metabolism by as much as 3%.4. One glass of water shut down midnighthunger pangs for almost 100% of dietersin a University of Washington study.5. Lack of water is the #1 trigger ofdaytime fatigue.6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10glasses of water can significantly ease backand joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.7. Just a small 2% drop in body water cantrigger fuzzy short-term memory, troublewith basic math and difficulty focusing onthe computer screen or on a printed page.8. Drinking five glasses of water dailydecreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%,plus it can cut the risk of breast cancerby 79% and bladder cancer by 50%.9. Dehydration has been identified as apossible trigger to acute gout attacks.Drinking a half-gallon of water a daymay also keep gout attacks away,according to researchers at BostonUniversity School of Medicine.FASCINATING FACTSABOUT WATER1. Approximately 75% of Americans areDrink Up!Water is crucial in maintaining good health123456789
  20. 20. trivita.com20 l VITAJOURNALObesity is one ofthe most serioushealth threats weface. Combating obesityis a priority for mostpeople in North Americabecause two-thirds of usare overweight or obese.In simplest terms, weightgain occurs when the number of calories weconsume exceeds the number of calories weburn off during our daily activity. In orderto lose weight, we can either limit caloriesor increase our level of activity (or do a littleof both). However, our typical diet does notprovide the nutrients that are necessary to aidin weight loss. Fortunately for us, the peoples ofthe Sonoran Desert have gifts to help us meetour weight loss goals.Natives in the Sonoran Desert are thin andenergetic throughout their entire lives. Theyhave one of the lowest rates of obesity, diabetesand general disability of all Native peoples.And they also enjoy one of the greatest life-spans and health-spans of any culture.With that in mind, I have re-formulatedLeanology®nutritional shakes with the giftsof the Sonoran Desert.fruits and vegetablesAll healthy diets include protein, fats,vegetables and fruits. The main fruit of theSonoran people is the Nopal cactus superfruit.The most common green vegetable they eat arenopalitos – the leaf of the nopal cactus. Thenopal leaf has many fascinating characteristics.According to several studies, including onefrom the Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Univer-sity of Perugia, Italy, the Nopal leaf has beenshown to help reduce “bad” cholesterol andincrease “good” cholesterol. These leaves helpbalance your blood sugar and effectively assistwith weight loss. They offer high density ofnutrients coupled with low calories for ourLeanology nutritional shakes. Nopal cactusleaves in the diet of the Sonoran DesertNatives are one important reason why thesepeople are so remarkably healthy!ProteinAlthough the peoples of the Sonoran Deserteat lean, grass-fed game in season, theirprimary sources of protein are plant-based.Key among these are the pods from themesquite tree. The mesquite produces a seedthat is so hard it is inedible. The pod thatcarries the seed is edible and delicious! Themesquite tree is a cousin to the carob tree. So,the pods have a naturally sweet, chocolate-likeflavor. The pods are high in fiber (necessaryfor weight loss) and high in protein whilebeing very low in calories. The natives pulver-ize the mesquite pods into a fine powder anduse it in many ways, often simply blending itwith water and enjoying the natural sweetness.healthy fatsAlmost every cell in the human body issurrounded by fat. Rather than being “bad,”fats are necessary for life, health and energy.Omega-3 fats are especially important forboth heart and brain health, and to balancehealthy hormones. Salmon and walnuts aretwo excellent sources of Omega-3 fats. But theundisputed champion of Omega-3 is the sageseed from the Sonoran Desert! The seed itselfis one-quarter Omega-3 by weight – more thanany other food. So, a little goes a long way.Sage seeds give the natives of the Sonoranthe health and energy they need for vibrant,low-illness life.Calories in, calories outYou can’t lose weight if you are always hungry.Three things stop hunger: high-volume foodswith abundant nutrients; hearty foods thatsatisfy our need for protein; and foods thatcontain the fats we need for energy. Theleaves of the nopal cactus are nutrient denseand satisfy our “volume” cravings. The podsof the mesquite tree are sweet, loaded withfiber and protein-rich. The seeds of thesage plant are loaded with beneficial fats –especially Omega-3 fats.Sonoran Desert natives also live a very activelife. They work and play within the harshestdesert in the world. Most of us here in NorthAmerica get less than 25 minutes of activity perday while the natives average around 2 ½ hoursdaily! The foods of the Sonoran are nutrient-packed and they fuel enthusiasm. They makeyou want to get up off the couch and get activedoing the things you love.Enjoy the new Leanology shakes and accept thegifts of the Sonoran Desert: a lean body, a longlife and robust vitality!See page 8 for more information about Leanology.They are packed with nutrients from the Sonoran Desertfor an even better weight loss experienceBy Brazos Minshew, Chief Science OfficerGOOD NEWS!about re-formulated Leanology shakesbrazos minshewObesity is one ofSonoranDesertReformulation· Chiaseed· Mesquite· Nopalcactus30SERVINGSNewFormulationHIGH INPROTEINLOW INSUGAR
  21. 21. Article from Michael Ellison continued from page 2...I am sure James Robison won’t mind that I share his story withyou. James and Betty have a wonderful mission of helping peopleworldwide experience wellness by offering food, shelter andclothing to aid the poor; they also offer spiritual wellness byhelping people experience a relationship with God. They teach andput into practice our 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness everyday. We have worked and traveled with them for over 25 years intheir far-reaching mission outreach. Every now and then James andI will play golf together and he always wears a brace on his left armto protect an injured tendon. I introduced James to Nopalea, andafter a couple of months we went and played golf and he did notwear his brace for the first time in over 15 years. He looked at me,smiled, shrugged and said, “What can I say, it must be Nopalea.”Why not start your year off with another step to enhance yourhealth? If you have only taken an ounce a day you may nothave experienced the more immediate benefits that come from alarger quantity. Some people only take it off and on and may notexperience measurable results. It may sound like a miracle drinkwhen we talk about the experiences people are having from it, butit is not. You have to give it the opportunity to demonstrate itsability to put the fire of inflammation out by starting out with theNopalea loading dose we are suggesting. If your house was on fire,would you want your fire department to show up with garden hosesto attach to water spouts, or a 4-inch fire hose to attach to a firehydrant? Of course we all know the answer. I am only saying thisbecause I know that’s how people have approached this product.Some have wanted to stretch it out so they water it down, somethink it is too sweet so they only take a little, but some love thetaste and drink 3-6 ounces or more a day.Those who have taken the Challenge with this Nopalea loadingdose are those who are experiencing incredible results, and you canread about a few of them on pages 10-11 and 14-15. We want youto take the Nopalea Wellness Challenge to kick off the New Yearso you too can experience greater wellness in 2010! Learn moreabout the Challenge on pages 4-5.May you have a Blessed and Healthy New Year!TriVita’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 haveaccess to pure, fresh water• Waterborne illnesses run rampant in these areas• Just a $4.80 donation can save one person’s life• With your donation, you can leave a legacy by givingthe gift of lifeYour tax-deductible gift can be combined with others to create newwells – providing water to thousands of people for a lifetime! Last year,we saved 21,000 lives. This year, our goal is to save even more!Want to make a difference?Call 1-800-991-7116 and a Wellness Consultant will be happy to takeyour tax-deductible donation along with your order.you can mail your donation to:House of Giving16100 N. Greenway Hayden LoopSte. 950Scottsdale, AZ 85260you can make alAStInG dIffErEnCEYour contribution will touch countless livesWe value your feedback.Please send your comments to:editor@vitajournal.com or mail to Editor,c/o TriVita, Inc., 16100 N. Greenway HaydenLoop, Suite 950, Scottsdale, AZ 85260“You too can experience greaterwellness in 2010!”January 2010 l 211-800-991-7116Bitter Greens with WalnutsInGrEdIEntS• 1/2 cup walnut pieces• 1 bunch dandelion greens• 1 bunch mustard greens• 1 bunch collard greens• 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil• 4 cloves garlic• Sea salt to tastedIrECtIOnSToast the walnuts in a 350 degree F oven for 5-10 minutes, until they release a fragrant odor. Wash the greens and remove any coarse stems (especially from collards and mustard greens). Bring three inches of salted water to boil, add the greens and boil for fi ve minutes uncovered. Drain the greens, lay on a fl at surface to cool, and then chop. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan, add garlic and cook for one minute, stirring so the garlic does not burn. Add greens, walnuts and salt to taste. Cook until greens are heated through. Christa’s recipes continued from page 16...
  22. 22. As I sit downto write thisarticle, mylife is changing in abig way. I am leavingthe city of Scottsdalewhere I have livedfor the past 28 yearsand the house I havelived in for 14 of those years. It’shard for me to leave the familiar andgo to the unknown: A new city anda new house void of the memoriesthat makes a house a home. Allthree of my children lived in thishouse and left the safety of the nestto go out on their own. They did it!Why am I clinging?I was sharing with a friend about how hardit is for me to move and let go of the memo-ries that had taken place in this house. (Notthat they were all good; I have had myregrets.) He said, “Judy, life is like a muralthat we keep adding to with every changethat takes place. You don’t lose the memo-ries, you just add to them. Consider themove and the new year ‘white space’ tocreate whatever you really want on yourmural.” For some reason this thought reallystruck a chord with me. I had “white space,”a fresh space on which to create thecontinuing mural of my life.Let go of the regretsYou may be having regrets for things thathappened in 2009. Life isn’t just about goodtimes. We all make mistakes and have regrets.That’s what makes us human. Don’t beat your-self up for things that happened. Don’t live yourlife through a rearview mirror.There is a way to release ourselves, andothers, from the pain and suffering of regret.Let go. Let go of blaming yourself and othersby choosing to forgive and move on.Here are four steps to get you started Acknowledge your mistakes –Taking personal ownership that yourpast actions resulted in bringing aboutyour current reality is the first step tomoving past regrets and into abrighter future. Choose to forgive – If your pastactions or words have harmed anotherperson, an apology may be in order.Sometimes it isn’t feasible to apologizeas it may only make matters worse toopen up wounds. If you feel badly abouta past action you’ve taken that cannotbe made right, definitely forgive yourself,and let it go. Be Grateful – The most valuablelessons learned in life often comefrom the mistakes we make. Embracethem, and feel gratitude for gettingpast the incident. Don’t repeat the same mistake – If you are faced with similar difficultiesover and over again, this is an indica-tion that you have not learned thelessons these situations are trying toteach. New opportunity will come aboutonly after you take responsibility foryour actions and change your currentand future behavior.As you face 2010, you have the opportunityto begin again and create on the white spaceof your life. The past is the past but you havethe chance here to make things the way youwant them to be.The best is yet to come in this brand new year!Just believe it and make it happen. Live YourLife WithoutRegrets...and Move onby Dr. JudyJudy Ellison, Ph.D.Judy Ellison, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author and motivationalspeaker. She has inspired people around the world to reachwithin and find their passionate purpose to live a moremeaningful life.We all make mistakes and haveregrets. That’s what makes us human.trivita.com22 l VITAJOURNAL1234
  23. 23. “For the gifts andthe calling of Godare irrevocable.”– Romans 11:29Throughout thisissue of theVitaJournal, youcan feel the excitementabout the Nopalea™Wellness Challenge. You can feel the excite-ment in our TriVita headquarters, too, andall the “buzz” got me thinking: why not havea “Faith Challenge?”Spiritual health is essential to overall health,of course, so there’s no better time than thisfirst month of 2010 to challenge ourselves:let’s re-examine the foundation of our faith,and challenge ourselves to make it the rockon which we build our relationship to God.I’m not talking about a New Year’s resolutionhere, but a re-commitment to following Hiswill for our life purpose. What we need tobring forward into 2010 and beyond is ourfundamental faith in the wisdom of what Godhas called us to do. What is it that God hascalled you to do, and are you going towardsthat calling? This is the time to sit down andwrite it down.Write down your purposeIt’s so easy for us all to get absorbed in minorday-to-day tasks and events that we lose ourfocus on why we’re here. So today, I urge youto write down your purpose. We know thatwriting things down helps make them “real”for us, so take a note card or piece of paperand write it down: what is it that God haspromised you would do in your lifetime?Once you’ve written down your purpose, whataction steps can you take to achieve it? Maybeyour life purpose is to help others less fortunate.That’s pretty general, but the specific steps mightlook like this:1. Donate time to the local soup kitchenonce a week.2. Take clothes and household itemsto the homeless shelter.3. Be a volunteer at a hospital or hospice.My own “Faith Challenge” is with me all thetime. My wife and I feel that our purpose is toestablish a retreat center for weary pastors to berenewed, restored and recharged. Every day, anindex card on my mirror reminds me of thispurpose, and it adds two important words: “Beaware.” You might ask, “Be aware of what?” andthat’s the issue. What does God have going onaround you to be aware of?A plan fell through, yet I was thrilledA few years ago a close friend came to mewith news of a retreat center in Arizona thatwas available. It had changed hands, and thenew owners wanted to sell. But the price wastoo high and the deal didn’t happen. I wasn’tdisappointed; I got very excited, because Ihad been aware, the opportunity waspresented and I was ready to move forward.Each year, I renew my faith that establishingthat retreat is one of my God callings. What’syours? Maybe you think your purpose haspassed by: you’re “too old,” or “don’t have themoney,” or whatever excuse comes up. Put theexcuses aside and take the Faith Challenge:Dream again. Write down your purpose. Bespecific. Take the steps that will get you there.This is the time to renew your faith that Godhas a plan for you. Maybe you haven’t seen it yet;maybe it hasn’t come to fruition yet. Know thatwhatever the plan, God’s working on it for you.As we read in Romans 11:29, once God revealsHis purpose for you, He doesn’t take it back.Has it been a while since you thought aboutyour purpose? Is your faith rooted in bygonedreams? Renew that faith now; shore up thatfoundation, and let God’s plan be present inyour everyday life. It doesn’t matter who you are,or where: faith transcends all personalities andbackgrounds. It’s the belief in that thing thatyou can’t touch, that thing that isn’t there.This New Year, I wish you the power of God’swill made manifest in your life through faith.In the New Year,strengthen your faithby Chaplain Gene HendersonGene hendersonyour body, His Temple – 1 Cor. 6:19-20January 2010 l 231-800-991-7116Put the excuses aside and takethe Faith Challenge.What is it that God has calledyou to do, and are you goingtowards that calling? This isthe time to sit down andwrite it down.
  24. 24. trivita.com24 l VITAJOURNAL“The Leanology System inspired meto change the way I was eating.”“I had gone up to slightly over 300 pounds,then I got down to 200 within 8 months,but I was sick and anemic and did nottake a healthy approach to weight loss.I began to put the weight back on andobesity damaged my intestines and Ideveloped severe diverticulitis.So, I decided to order the LeanologySystem. Well, I lost just over 20 poundsin 30 days! I used the capsules, the shakesand the chews. I began to eat a good,healthy lunch – usually a salad withprotein and three Leanology capsules.I usually make one Leanology shake per day. TheLeanology System inspired me to change the way Iwas eating – especially with fresh fruit, veggies andlean meats. Using Leanology gave me the power tochange my thoughts about eating and get in thezone to make a lifestyle change. The capsules wereespecially helpful with cravings and burning offexcess fat.I am thrilled to report that my waist size is now 36,and I was at size 42-44 before I started Leanology.”JohN W. – sPoKaNe, Wa“My energy was back!”“I have a mitro-valve condition inmy heart, so I have my blood testedoften. During one blood test, thedoctor found that I had anemia,which made me tired. A lady in ourchurch suggested Sublingual B-12,so I started taking it. At my next blood test, theanemia didn’t show up at all, and my energy wasback! I mentioned the B-12 to my daughter. Shehas a 21-year-old girl with dyslexia and attentiondeficit disorder. Now my granddaughter is takingthe B-12 and can hardly live without it. TheSublingual B-12 really perks her up; she even drives100 miles each way to college 3 times a week.”lorraINe W. – aVoN ParK, Fl“I noticed I was feeling less edgyand distressed.”“I am a 29-year-old woman who was first diagnosedwith depression and generalized anxiety disorderwhen I was 19. I started taking anti-depressants andthen stopped taking them and continued to livewith my symptoms for several years. I saw a newpsychotherapist who prescribed several anxiety anddepression medications, which didn’t really help.After a horrible detox from the drugs I was still leftwith depression and anxiety. Two weeks ago I tolda friend that I felt like I was at the end of my rope.She suggested that I try Adaptogen 10 Plus. Atfirst I was skeptical, but shortly after I started takingAdaptogen I noticed I was feeling less edgy anddistressed. It is an awesome product and I havenever gotten such quick results.”cyNthIa h. – QueeN creeK, aZ“My cholesterol level hasn’tbeen this low since high school.”“I am a 30-something stay-at-homemom of 2 very active girls. I heardabout all the wonderful things fishoils can do for you, so I decided totry TriVita’s OmegaPrime. Afterabout two months of taking theOmegaPrime, I was due for my yearly exam. Mycholesterol has been borderline high for years.Both my parents have high cholesterol, so I amalways very concerned about mine. I was pleasantlysurprised to find that my cholesterol level had gonedown and the only thing I did differently was takethe OmegaPrime. Thanks for a quality product.”JaN D. – MattheWs, Nc*Youshouldconsultwithahealthcareproviderbeforestartinganydiet,exerciseorsupplementationprogram,beforetakinganymedicationorifyoususpectyoumighthaveaheartproblem.Youshouldnotstoptakinganymedicationwithoutfirstconsultingyourhealthcareprovider.See what Members like you have to say about TriVita®products!“Super Sublingual B-12 is absolutely one of my favorites.”“I want to thank TriVita for their Super SublingualB-12 product. It has helped me greatly ever since Istarted taking it and I always notice how much betterI feel.Super Sublingual B-12 has given me energy,focus and improved my memory and kept me ingood health.Because I have regularly taken high quality TriVita products over theyears and practiced the 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness, I haveenjoyed a healthy lifestyle in my senior years without medications andfew doctor visits.Super Sublingual B-12 is absolutely one of my favorites and I alwayshave some handy in my purse to share with others so that they can alsoexperience wellness.”DelFINa F. – rochester, MIReal Storiesfrom real people“I lost 22 pounds and I have kept it off almost one year.”“I love Leanology capsules – they work great for me! I lost 22 pounds andhave kept it off for almost one year. It has been great. Normally when I go ona diet, the weight comes back on in three months. I also have the Leanologyshake as a meal replacement three to four times a week. This helps when I amin a rush and need a quick, tasty, healthy meal.I am happy to say that I have gone down at least two sizes in my clothing. I havemore energy and a lot of people have really noticed and made great comments!What’s really great is that I lost this weight nine months ago, so when I say thatI’ve kept it off, I really have!I know there are things that I eat which would normally trigger my body togain a few pounds, but with Leanology capsules I do not gain the weight andI really do feel great! They are so easy to take and they help with cravings. I feelvery comfortable recommending Leanology as a really excellent product forweight reduction.”Mary Kay P. – east yorK, oN“I had gone up to slightly over 300 pounds,then I got down to 200 within 8 months,but I was sick and anemic and did nottake a healthy approach to weight loss.I began to put the weight back on andSo, I decided to order theSystemin 30 days! I used the capsules, the shakesand the chews. I began to eat a good,healthy lunch – usually a salad withprotein and three Leanology capsules.I usually make one Leanology shake per day. The
  25. 25. January 2010 l 251-800-991-7116Kimberly’s heartrendingstory makes the occasionalinconveniences of life seemvery trivial in comparison. Whenshe spoke at TriVita’s 2009 Galaxyof Stars event, many attendeeswere moved to tears by Kimberly’sinspirational saga of survival.This Mesa, Arizona resident was diagnosed withbone cancer in 1996. Unfortunately, the cancerwas very advanced and doctors gave her littlehope. “The doctor told me I had one monthto live at the most,” Kimberly remembers. “Headded that I should probably start planningmy own funeral.” This was devastating news –because Kimberly was planning to get marriedin one month. She went ahead with themarriage – and her husband, David, has stronglysupported her through many very difficult times.Kimberly’s torturouschemotherapy and surgeryAlways the fighter, Kimberly refused to giveup and die. She met with other specialists andunderwent a radical chemotherapy treatmentthat had excruciating side effects. By this time,the fast-growing cancer had spread into her hip,spine and lungs. Yet the chemotherapy shrankthe tumors enough to make surgery a possibility.However, there were major risks involved andmany doctors refused to do it. “I prayed to theLord that if there’s anything else, show it to me,I need it now,” Kimberly recalls. “I checked outevery possible type of alternative medicine andthere was nothing they could do for me.”She finally found a hospital that was willingto perform the surgery, yet Kimberly waswarned that she would have to lose herright leg and possibly even her left leg. “Thischanged everything,” comments Kimberly.“I went home and prayed to make the rightdecision and decided to go ahead with it.”Originally the doctors thought the surgerywould be completed within six hours. Yet, ittook six hours to stop the bleeding and anothersix hours for the surgery. She lost herright leg and half of her pelvis, butthankfully the surgeons saved her leftleg. Finally, Kimberlywas cancer-free. Doctorswere doubtful she couldever have children, yetonce again Kimberlyproved the naysayerswrong and she hassince delivered 2beautiful children, a7-year-old girl and10-month-old boy.the painfulaftermathUnfortunately,Kimberly’s troubles were only beginning afterthe cancer surgery, because she now had todeal with unrelenting pain. “I’ve battled painfor many years and it has really taken a toll onmy life,” she says. “I had to be on heavy dutypain medications just to get through the day.Sometimes they didn’t work at all. The paingot so bad that I couldn’t leave the house, oreven leave my bedroom. I’d hide in the closetwith my pillow because I was screaming inpain and praying to God to ease my incrediblesuffering.”nopalea’s life-changing effectKimberly was resigned to a lifetime ofsuffering when she was approached by Don,a fellow churchgoer and TriVita® AffiliateMember, as she was getting into her car. Hehelped her children get situated and askedwhat had happened to her. “I told him mycancer story and resulting pain and he said‘I think I know something that might beable to help you. Would you be willing to trya product called Nopalea?’ I told him I’d tryanything if it would help with my pain.”Sure enough, Don followed through and abottle of Nopalea arrived in the mail severaldays later. Both Kimberly and her husbandwere understandably skeptical, because shehad tried some of the strongest prescriptionpain medications available. Don checked inwith her later in the week and Kimberly waspleased to report that after only a few daysthe Nopalea was helping. “I kept taking itand realized that the pain in my left hip andspine and the phantom pain from my lost legdramatically improved,” she says. “Better yet,after my doctor saw how great I was doing heagreed to greatly reduce the pain medicationthat I had done nothing but increase in thepast 13 years.”*“I am so excited about Nopalea,” Kimberlycontinues. “I just want to keep taking itand tell other people about it so they canexperience what I have – a major decreasein pain. This is a great product that reallyworks!” Nopalea has given Kimberly hopethat after many years filled with pain andanguish she can finally enjoy life and herwonderful family.* Results may vary. Do not stop taking any medicationwithout first consulting your healthcare provider.from unrelenting painto everlasting hopeSonoran Bloom Nopalea has dramatically easedKimberly’s post-cancer painMember Spotlight“IamsoexcitedaboutNopalea...Thisisagreatproductthatreallyworks!”– KimberlyMember Spotlight“IamsoexcitedaboutKimberlywithMichaelEllisonatthe2009GalaxyofStarswith her later in the week and Kimberly wasKimberlywithMichaelEllisonKimberlywithMichaelEllisonKimberlyandfamily