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VITAMARCH 2008 TRIVITA.COM
“B” GOOD
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  1. 1. VITAMARCH 2008 TRIVITA.COM “B” GOOD TO YOURSELF During Allergy Season YOUR WAKE UP CALL For Sleep Disorders Evelyn & Dave’s INSPIRING SUCCESS STORY Evelyn & Dave’s Rejuvenate Yourself RejuvenateTHIS SPRING FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN EARN FREE TRIVITA PRODUCTS MARCH 2008 TRIVITA.COMMARCH 2008 TRIVITA.COM SEE PAGE 16 FOR DETAILS
  2. 2. trivita.com2 l March 2008 10 Essentials for health and wellness The 10 Essentials were created to suit every Wellness Seeker. Taking even small steps in each one will improve your life and wellness in wonderful ways. PHYSICAL 1. Breathe Deeply Deep breathing expels body toxins faster than any other means. 2. Drink Water Getting enough water provides an instant energy boost – and you may even eat less. 3. Sleep Peacefully Establishing a bedtime routine will help you sleep longer and more soundly. 4. Eat Nutritiously Choosing healthy, whole foods minimizes blood sugar swings. 5. Enjoy Activity An active lifestyle enables every system in your body to work better. EMOTIONAL 6. Give and Receive Love Heart-focused, sincere and positive feelings boost the immune system. 7. Be Forgiving As you let go of negative feelings toward others, you will find greater peace and optimism. 8. Practice Gratitude Gratitude brings instant joy, builds physical defenses and reduces stress. 9. Develop Acceptance Practicing acceptance clears your mind of needless anxiety, freeing you to enjoy life. SPIRITUAL 10. Develop a Relationship with God As your relationship grows, you will enjoy all the blessings of unconditional love. 2 l March 2008 P.S. I’m interested in your opinions and concerns. Email your feedback to ceocareteam@trivita.com or mail TriVita, PO Box 13565, Scottsdale, AZ 85267, attention: CEO Care Team. Letter from TriVita’s CEO THE AGING PROCESS IS A MATTER OF CHOICE! From your body’s point of view, the way you age is largely determined by the choices you make. Biologically your body is in a constant renewing process of making trillions of cells that make up your bones, organs and your entire physical being. Your choices each day determine the health of those new cells being created. While you are obviously a very complex being, surprisingly simple influences contribute to your health, well-being and aging process. Nutrients, nurturing and physical activities are the most important decisions you can make! That is why you will find the 10 Essentials listed in every VitaJournal and catalog; they are the foundations for good health. They are simple but profound lifestyle choices! In a study conducted by Dr. Ravussin of the Arizona Pima Indians and the Pima Indians of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico, it was discovered that their ancestors were genetically the same, experienced the same living conditions and had very similar health conditions. But something in the last 100 years has made a significant and troubling difference in the health of today’s Arizona Pima Indians. Over the years, the Arizona Pima Indians have become more sedentary and have seen their fat intake rise to 40%. Much of the fiber has been removed from their diet as processed starches have replaced the high fiber foods their ancestors ate. Over 50% of the Arizona Pima Indians have Diabetes and 95% of those diagnosed with Diabetes are obese and have other related diseases. Conversely, the diet of the Pima Indians of Mexico includes many of the same foods their ancestors ate, and their lifestyle still demands daily physical activity. Less than 10% of the Pima Indians of Mexico have been diagnosed with Diabetes and live a much healthier quality of life. This study clearly demonstrates the power of lifestyle choices. The good news I want to bring you today is that your body is biologically structured in a renewal cycle just like many trees and plants. During the fall and winter the leaves die and fall off – only to be replaced in the spring with new leaves. As long as the tree receives the quality and quantity of nutrients and nurturing it needs from the earth, water and sun, it lives healthy to its expected life span. For you, it may seem that aging has brought on health conditions and symptoms that are getting progressively worse. Please take courage in the fact that your body has a renewal process and that the decisions you make today and tomorrow can contribute to your better health. Spring is God’s reminder to us of the importance of the choices we make in the renewal and aging process. At TriVita, our deepest desire and purpose is to offer inspiration, information and the highest quality of supplements that can help contribute to a better quality of life. As you read this VitaJournal, my prayer is that you would be inspired to an aging process that consists of the best choices you can make each day for your health and well-being. Pursue them with passion and purpose. Michael R. Ellison “Spring is God’s reminder to us of the importance of the choices we make in the renewal and aging process.”
  3. 3. VITAJOURNAL l 3 10 Foundational Values 10 Foundational Values 1. Physician-Formulated Supplements Our physicians use their extensive health and nutrition knowledge to create proprietary TriVita supplements based on the latest scientific research and the health and wellness concerns of our Members. 2. Patented Absorption Systems Unlike other supplements that can be difficult to absorb, TriVita supplements are developed for maximum absorption and effect. 3. Controlled Laboratory Studies Signature products from TriVita undergo medical studies and trials at accredited universities and medical centers to ensure their effectiveness. 4. Purest Natural Ingredients TriVita uses the highest-quality essential nutrients available to create effective, body-friendly formulas without mood altering stimulants or harmful chemicals. 5. Pharmaceutical-Grade Quality We voluntarily adhere to the strict manufacturing guidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 6. Third-Party Testing and Certification In addition to our own quality control, we commission third-party testing and research to guarantee that our products are full potency and meet all regulatory standards. 7. Quality-Controlled Packaging and Production Safety is a top priority in our packaging and manufacturing; we inspect each product at least 10 times and use two safety seals per package on all ingestible products to guarantee safety, freshness and product potency. 8. Dedicated to Product Innovation TriVita’s commitment to science is a driving force behind our superior quality products, from formulation to production. Led by our Chief Science Officer and renowned nutraceutical pioneers, we put the utmost care into creating products that deliver positive and lifelong wellness experiences for our Members. 9. Medical Advisory Board TriVita’s advisory panel of Board Certified physicians provide us with the latest information on scientific developments and testing methods. 10. Complete Customer Satisfaction Guarantee We promise to provide the best customer experience possible and offer a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee on all of our products. Ournaturalproductsarefoodbased.Ifyouhave anyfoodbasedallergies,pleasereadthelabels. Discoverwaystoreduceallergysymtoms. 24 12 Tips to Downsize Your Portion Size Time to downsize, lose weight and feel great every day. 16 Refer TriVita Products and Earn Great Rewards Receive $25 Gift Cards and cash rewards, its so easy! 18 The Value of You Everything has a price tag – or does it? 21 Keep Your Eye On “Low” Vision Learn how you can keep this life-changing condition from dimming your joys in life. 22 Put a Little “Spring” Into Your Step and Golf Swing Fabulous ways to ease into activity after a long winter layoff 4 Rejuvenate Yourself this Spring! Healthy tips to cleanse your own body. 6 B-12 Update with Dr. Conard Exciting news! – Learn about B-12’s allergy fighting success. 10 How To Get a Good Night’s Rest Eight tips to ensure a sound sleep. In this issue Findanswerstoyoursleep problemsandwakeupfeeling refreshedeverymorning. 10 Justbecausethere’ssomuchonyourplate doesn’tmeanyouhavetoeatit.12 Bananas–thisamazing,tasty wonderfruitisanaturalremedyfor manyhealthconditions. 14
  4. 4. trivita.com4 l March 2008 TriVita’s Non-Acidic Vitamin C Powerful immune system support and much more! It helps: • Fight free radicals that contribute to illness • Assist in normalizing blood pressure and cholesterol • Speed wound recovery and aid in healing • Support production and use of antibodies that fight illness • Detoxify alcohol, pesticides, smoke and pollution. Vitamin C Crystals #30170 Non-Member $24.99 Member $19.99Redeem with 200 VitaPoints Vitamin C Time-Release Tablets #30230 Non-member $18.99 Member $14.99Redeem with 150 VitaPoints Vitamin C Pack #32661 1 bottle Crystals 1 bottle Tablets Non-member $43.98 Member $29.98Redeem with 300 VitaPoints It’s time for spring cleaning! But before you reach for the dust rags and disinfectants, think about this: the most important thing you can “clean” is your own body. This doesn’t mean an extra long shower, but a spring cleaning from the inside out. It’s easier than it sounds; plus, no buckets or scrub brushes required. Breathe deeply Deep breathing is one of the best ways to “clean” your body; up to 75% of all body toxins are released through your lungs. Deep breathing also helps stimulate your immune system by supporting the lymphatic system. What exactly is the lymph system? It’s an important part of your immune system that is made up of vessels, organs, nodes and ducts. When toxins build up in the lymph system, it can lead to conditions such as allergies and autoimmune disorders. So it makes sense to put deep breathing near the top of your “spring cleaning” to-do list. Take a few minutes each day to consciously breathe deeply. Not only will it help you detoxify and stimulate your immune system, but it can also help relieve stress. Here’s a deep breathing exercise to get you started: • Lie flat on your back with your knees up, or sit comfortably in a chair. Place one hand on your abdomen just above your navel and the other hand on your chest. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Focus on expanding your abdomen as you inhale. Your chest should rise only a little and only at the top of your breath. • Slowly count up to four as you inhale and again as you exhale. Fill your lungs, hold your breath for a moment and then exhale. Repeat this as you count up to six while inhaling, and again as you exhale. • Continue breathing deeply. When you feel comfortable, extend your breath count: Eight counts as you inhale through your nose and eight counts as you exhale. This year, give your body a spring cleaning – from the inside out This can help get rid of buildups in your lymph system. For details, visit trivita.com, click on “Health Articles” and select the January 2008 VitaJournal. People who have done the Vitamin C flush report more energy and a better sense of well-being. Spring Clean Your Way to Health NEW LOWER PRICE Vitamin C Flush
  5. 5. VITAJOURNAL l 51-800-991-7116 VitaDaily™ AM/PM #32232 Non-Member $37.99 Member $29.99 Redeem with 300 VitaPoints Every day your body needs natural essentials to maintain optimal health: • VITAMINS • ANTIOXIDANTS • MACRO MINERALS • ENZYMES • TRACE MINERALS • AMINO ACIDS TriVita VitaDaily AM/PM contains all of these nutrients in a physician- formulated base of 25 fruit and vegetable concentrates to ensure maximum absorption. And with two separate formulas – AM for morning, PM for evening. TriVita’s premium daily supplement for complete nutrition VitaDaily provides a true day and night nutritional foundation: • AM Formula provides the vitamins and amino acids for all-day energy and stamina • PM Formula provides minerals, amino acids and enzymes you need to support rejuvenating sleep and body repair. 20%OFF NO LIMIT through4-15-08 Feel the air leave your body and imagine all of the toxins going with it. Try to spend at least five minutes a day breathing deeply. Drink up! Water is essential for everything your body does including nutrient absorption, blood flow and breathing. And, it’s absolutely critical for cleaning your body: water is used by your colon and kidneys as part of the detoxification and digestive processes. Use the simple formula below to find out how much water you should drink: Try to drink water early in the day and remember to drink extra water when you’re exercising and if you’re outdoors during warmer months. Eat a balanced, high-fiber diet In order for your body to properly cleanse itself of pollutants, you need to eat a balanced, healthful diet. It’s especially important to eat a diet high in fiber (at least 30 grams per day), as fiber helps with the digestive and cleansing process. Impurities attach to fiber and are expelled from the body. The good news is that a healthful diet, complete with plenty of fruits and vegetables, not only provides the fiber you need, but it also includes many essential nutrients. Get started today with these fiber-rich foods: • Bran cereal • Pinto beans • Lima beans • Navy beans • Kidney beans • Black beans • Lentils • Peas • Brussels sprouts • Apples • Blackberries • Pears • Garbanzo beans • Black-eyed peas • Split peas. Important note: Sometimes it can be difficult to get all the nutrients you need from your food. That’s where adding high-quality supplements to your daily routine can help. Many supplements on the market aren’t even absorbed by your body; they simply pass through. High-quality supple- ments like TriVita’s VitaDaily AM/PM, Daily Men and Daily Women are made with whole food concentrates that your body recognizes as food – which means they are easily absorbed, and your body can make good use of the nutrients. Give your emotions a little “elbow grease” Emotional “cleansing” is just as important as physical cleansing to a healthy and happy life. If you’re holding a grudge, refusing to forgive some- one for something they did in the past, you could be harming your health. Studies have shown that people who learn to forgive have healthier, happier lives. Grudge-holding has been linked to poor immune system health, depression, anxiety and physical pain. As part of your cleaning, try to forgive those who have offended you. If you find forgiveness difficult, just acknowledging that you’re holding a grudge can be a good first step. Rejuvenate yourself this spring with some internal spring cleaning; there’s no better way to throw off Old Man Winter and experience increased health and wellness! 2 = Your weight in pounds Ounces of water per day Example:A150-poundpersonwouldneedtodrinkabout 75ouncesofwaterperday.150÷2=75ounces Have some good “clean” fun We all know that exercise is a critical part of good health. What you may not know is that exercise is one of the best ways to get your lymph system moving – and that helps stimulate the immune system. The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recommends that adults get 30 minutes of activity five or more days a week. If your schedule doesn’t allow for 30 minutes of exercise, you can break up your activity into three 10-minute segments throughout the day. To make exercise more fun, find a workout “buddy.” You’ll get to socialize and exercise at the same time – both of which contribute to good health. Change up your routine to help keep exercise fun – and to keep yourself motivated: • Brisk walking • Hiking • Water aerobics • Swimming • Bike riding • Dancing • Pilates. now $23.99
  6. 6. trivita.com6 l March 2008 Scott Conard, M.D., is the founder of TienaHealth, an organization of medical doctors in primary care practice who emphasize healthy lifestyles to maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considered a national expert on disease prevention. TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials. Scott Conard, M.D. Founder, TienaHealth B-12 update Exciting news about B-12’s natural allergy-fighting success Recent studies show that Vitamin B-12 can help with allergies In past “B-12 Updates,” I’ve talked about how well TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid works for many different purposes: everything from weight loss to stress reduction, diges- tive and immune system health, mood enhancement and long-term energy. Now, just in time for the spring season, I want to talk about B-12’s success with seasonal allergies. I’m sure many of you are starting to sniffle, sneeze and suffer from itchy, watery eyes. It’s sad that so many of you are suffering through this glori- ous spring season filled with renewed growth and warmer temperatures. Sure, the drug stores are filled with over-the- counter and prescription allergy medicines. However, many of them aren’t really effective, because they don’t get to the root of many allergies. Plus, the side effects for many of these medications can be pretty serious. While pollen, mold, dust and animal dander are common triggers for allergies, I’d like to discuss a hidden cause for allergies: stress. Yes, stress. People who are under intense stress tend to have more allergy problems. A recent study confirms that. Children who had severe allergies were temporarily moved from their own homes to a group home setting where they had the oppor- tunity to “de-stress.” They were then exposed to dust and many substances that would normally cause a strong allergic reaction. Researchers observed a minimal allergic reaction. Several other studies have not only made the connection between B-12 and stress, but have suggested that Vitamin B-12 could help reduce seasonal allergies. For example in a recent clinical study, a group of seasonal allergy suffer- ers spent up to six weeks taking massive amounts of B-12 through sublingual delivery, just like TriVita’s Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid. The results were impressive Many of the worse symptoms – sneezing, congestion and itchy, runny nose – were half as severe in the B-12 group as in the placebo group. Researchers stated, “The effects were comparible to Claritin. B-12 is also much safer.” Better yet, people who were taking B-12 didn’t have the tired, draggy feeling so common with antihistamine allergy medications. Another study found that B-12 taken at an increased dose can help protect against asthmatics from reacting to food with sulfites. The secret to Vitamin B-12’s allergy fighting success seems to be in its ability to re-tune the immune system. That’s what allergies are – immune malfunctions – and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse. In fact, allergies are now twice as common as they were a generation ago, afflicting more than 50 million North Americans. If you’d like to test the effectiveness of Vitamin B-12 with your own allergies, I suggest you take one TriVita Sublingual B-12 tablet, twice or three times daily throughout allergy season. I think you’ll be breathing easier in no time. by Dr. Scott Conard, M.D. B-12 can reduce allergy symptoms by as much as 50%
  7. 7. By placing our B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid supplement under your tongue, TriVita Sublingual B-12 is directly absorbed into your bloodstream where it can be used quickly. • Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid absorbs through the veins under your tongue for fast B vitamin delivery. • After age 40, your ability to absorb B vitamins begins to diminish. • Your brain needs B vitamins to function properly. • If you are deficient in B vitamins, you could be aging prematurely and become more susceptible to disease. Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid B-12 Flavors: Original Berry, Cinnamon, Strawberry, Variety Pack Non-Member $24.99 Member $19.99 Redeem with 200 VitaPoints NomorePainfuland ExpensiveB-12shots. Why have satisfied customers purchased over 10 million boxes of Dr. Alfred Libby’s original, patented formula – Sublingual B-12? Results show – it works! Dr. Libby’s Original Patented Formula STRAWBERRY CINNAMON ORIGINAL BERRY VARIETY PACK Call TOLL-FREE to order 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.com Note:Wesuggest3tabletsadayfor10to14days.Fromday11(or15)to30,takeatleastonetotwotabletsdaily.Most peopletakeoneinthemorningandoneintheafternoontomaintainandenjoythatfeelingofendlessenergyeveryday! TriVita’s original, patented Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid is absorbed under your tongue, allowing B vitamins to be absorbed quickly and directly into your bloodstream for MAXIMUM ABSORPTION. How one TriVita Member and her husband learned about the value and effectiveness of Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid... the hard way! Betty and her husband are long-time TriVita Sublingual B-12 fans. She started taking TriVita’s B-12 in 2002 to help with generalized anxiety and chronic pain. Her husband suffered from the blues and heart palpitations and was unhappy with the anti-depressants he was taking. “B-12 helped me feel much better and gave my husband a greater sense of well-being,” Betty said. They live on a fixed income and like so many of us were looking for ways to cut costs. So, they decided to buy a cheaper sublingual B-12 product from a general health store. “We thought this B-12 supplement would work just as well as TriVita’s formula,” Betty said. “Boy, were we wrong! After taking the store-bought B-12 formula for several months I was starting to get my old restless blue mood back, and my husband’s heart palpitations returned. We then realized that the cheaper B-12 brand just wasn’t working.” “We found out that two products that claim to be the same aren’t always equal.” Betty and her husband are now back on TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 and they are happy to report that they’re both feeling fine. “Now I’m sure TriVita’s B-12 works,” Betty remarks. “We found out that two products that claim to be the same aren’t always equal.” What makes TriVita’s Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid so unique? MINIMUM ABSORPTION Other inferior B-12 supplements are poorly absorbed through the diges- tive system, providing little value and minimal health benefits. MAXIMUM ABSORPTION TriVita’s original, patented Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid melts under your tongue, allowing B vitamins to be absorbed quickly and directly into your bloodstream. Dr. Conard responds: We have heard this story many times. You see, it isn’t just about ingredients on a product label. The nutrients in TriVita’s Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid are perfectly balanced so they help each other create more energy. The sublingual tablet is crafted to give you maximum absorption. The biotin and other supporting nutrients help detoxify the system and clear the way for B-12 to create energy. Don’t be fooled by inferior B-12 brands. TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 may not be the cheapest product on the market, but it is certainly the best. TriVita manufactures to pharmaceutical standards to give you the most effective sublingual tablets available. Betty and her husband found out the hard way about the difference in quality between TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 and the “pretenders.” Don’t learn the hard way; stay with the one that works: TriVita’s original, patented Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid.
  8. 8. 8 l March 2008 Now that springtime is here, days are getting longer and warmer. What a great time for a spring clean-out. And we’re not just talking about your home. If your house is filled with clutter, then what is your mind filled with? Chances are, you’re not feeling too serene. • Do you have large amounts of objects, documents or possessions lying around your house? • Do you have a hard time parting with things and letting go? • Do you tend to be easily distracted, lose concentration or have poor time management skills? If you’re nodding “yes,” you can put yourself in the “chronically disorganized” category. Getting organized is important for both mind and body. An organized house reduces risks for falls, helps get rid of germs and makes it easer to find important things like your health supple- ments, exercise gear or tools. Many of us are blind to house clutter when we’re home by our- selves, but panic whenever company is expected. What do many of us end up doing? We go out and buy a carload of bins and organizers that merely rearrange the mess. Most experts agree that disorganization isn’t just a house problem, it’s a people problem. In simple terms, messy people need to change their behavior. Excessive clutter and disorganization may also be a symptom of a larger health problem. People who have suffered an emotional trauma or brain injury often find housecleaning to be a difficult task. Depression, attention deficit disorder, chronic pain and grief can also prevent people from getting organized. The most extreme form of disorganization is called hoarding, which some experts believe is a mental illness. Compul- sive hoarding is when clutter overtakes living, dining and sleeping spaces and actually harms the person’s quality of life. Here are a few spring cleaning tips that will help you get started on the right foot: • Before you start, gather up all the cleaning supplies and tools you’ll need. • Make a list – write down everything you want to accomplish. • Are you the type of person who likes to clean your home one room at a time? Then don’t leave until you’re done with that room. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will be well worth the effort. • Start at the top of your house or individual room and work your way down. • Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the floor. Try feather or lamb’s wool dusters, especially extendable ones for reaching above window and door casings. • Don’t be afraid to “chuck it” and donate unused items to your favorite charity. • Play some upbeat music to stay energized. to de-stress your spring home cleaning SIMPLE STRATEGIES SIMPLE STRATEGIES It’s the perfect time to unclutter your mind and make your home shine Now’s the time to organize for tax time. Let’s face it – dealing with taxes is a chore. If you add disorganization to the mix then you’ll be faced with a serious headache. Here are simple suggestions to get organized and spare you some stress before filing your 2007 return. • Create files for all your tax-related papers; use well-labeled folders or accordion files. • Once you get your filing system in place, use it! Make sure you file any new paper- work you receive as soon as you get it. That way you won’t lose it and all your documents will be in one spot when it’s filing time. • If you itemize expenses or charitable contributions, make sure you keep receipts organized and stored according to category. • Archive your past tax returns with all the supporting documents for the past seven years in one place. That will make it easy to refer back if you need it. And who knows, you might even be rewarded with a sizeable refund! Keeping your tax-related papers organized will help reduce stress, decrease chances of errors on your return and maybe even save you money. Just a little simple organizing and preparation will make the whole process much easier.
  9. 9. VITAJOURNAL l 91-800-991-7116 Delicious BERRY Flavor Reduce the damaging effects of stress • Promote mental calmness • Improve physical stamina The only way to know how wonderful you’ll feel is to try it DISCOVER THE AMAZING EFFECTS OF ADAPTOGEN 10 PLUS Adaptogen™ 10 Plus 16 oz ea #30550 Non-Member $31.99 Member $24.99 Redeem with 250 VitaPoints Adaptogen 10 Plus™ 3 oz 10 pack #33116 Non-Member $59.99 Member $49.99 Redeem with 500 VitaPoints Adaptogen 10 Plus™ 3 oz (3 servings) Travel Bottle #30555 Non-Member $5.99 Member $4.99 Redeem with 50 VitaPoints How mentally organized are you? Cluttered living areas Storage areas filled to capacity Do not use household calendars Stressful household environment Missing important household documents Often late, leaving household for work or errands due to misplaced items or distractions Have a difficult time completing household tasks such as laundry, housecleaning and yard work Multiple projects begun but not finished Inability to find things Have to rent additional storage space for excess possessions If you checked three or more statements; congratulations. You’re aware that you have an organization problem and you’re ready to do something about it. Just be patient. No one becomes organized overnight. See page 8 for helpful ways to organize your home. SUCCESS STORIES “I love how it protects my immune system.” “I first heard about Adaptogen 10 Plus from a girlfriend. I went to visit her. On the way, I got lost, I locked my keys in the car... When I arrived I was stressed out. She gave me some Adaptogen 10 Plus to try and it calmed me down right away. I could feel it working. Now I tell everyone about it! I love how it protects my immune system, too. I used to get a cold every three months but since using the Adaptogen 10 Plus, I haven’t had a cold in 1 ½ years. I recently had a plane ride next to a coughing, sneezing 10-year-old. I thought for sure I’d get sick, but I didn’t! I swear by Adaptogen 10 Plus!” – RENEE G. ORLANDO, FL It takes time to learn new skills and strategies to become more mentally organized. Hopefully this quiz will help! Check the items that apply to you. ( Call 1-800-991-7116 today
  10. 10. trivita.com10 l March 2008 W hen was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? If you need to search your memory for the answer, it may be time to find answers to your sleep problem. Research continues to show that sleep does a lot more than relieve tiredness. It can go a long way toward keeping us healthy, energized and free of illness. The more we learn about sleep, the more we recognize how important it is to the quality of our lives. Time changes all – including your sleep needs As we age and go through different life stages, our sleep needs also change. Babies need about 16 hours of sleep daily, while teenagers require an average of about 9 hours. For most adults, between 7-9 hours does the trick. While older adults tend to need as much sleep as when they were younger, they also tend to sleep more lightly and for shorter periods. One estimate is that about half of everyone over age 65 often has sleeping problems. We don’t know if this is a normal part of aging, or whether it stems from health issues. One thing is clear: not getting enough sleep is dangerous. Studies show that drivers who are sleep-deprived perform as badly on the road as those who are intoxicated – in some cases, worse! Sleep, Diabetes and other diseases A new study from the University of Chicago Medical Center surprised sleep scientists. It found that when people didn’t get enough “deep sleep” for three nights in a row, it had the same effect on their blood sugar as gaining 20-30 pounds. Their risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes was raised. Before this, it was thought that just the hours spent sleeping – not the quality of sleep – affected the risk of developing Diabetes. This could be a “wake-up call” for the 40 million people who have constant, on-going sleep disorders, and for the other 20 million who have trouble sleeping from time to time. There are so many other health problems connected to sleep troubles that the old saying “You snooze, you lose” could be turned around: “If you don’t snooze, you lose.” Sleep plays a big role in all these conditions and diseases: • Heart disease • Stroke • Asthma • Epilepsy • Depression • Schizophrenia • Alzheimer’s Disease • Flu • Infections Disorders that disrupt sleep Sometimes, sleep itself is the root of disorders. Doctors have tallied up over 70 different Promote a zestful healthy body Regain the joy of sleep How well are you sleeping? • It should take between five and 15 minutes to fall asleep. If you fall asleep faster, you’re probably sleep deprived. • If it takes between 15 and 30 minutes to fall asleep you’re probably over-stimulated and under too much stress. • More than 30 minutes to fall asleep? Con- sider seeing your health care professional. • If you wake once during the night and go back to sleep quickly, that’s okay. • If you wake up and stay awake, it could be a sign that your blood sugar is unbalanced. • Sleep is supposed to be refreshing. If you wake up feeling hungry, you probably had a good night’s sleep. • If it takes longer than 30 minutes to start thinking about breakfast, you may not be sleeping well. If hours pass after waking before you feel hungry, your sleep quality is very poor.
  11. 11. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 11 Eight tips for sound sleep When counting sheep just doesn’t cut it, experts suggest these eight steps to help you get a good night’s sleep: 1. Set your sleep schedule. Try to go to bed at the same time each night, and rise at the same time each morning. Tinkering with this schedule can bring on insomnia. Even sleeping late on weekends can disrupt your sleep during the week, making it harder to wake up on time and stay alert during your day. 2. Exercise. So vital to all-around health, physical activity also helps promote restful sleep. Be careful not to work out close to bedtime, though; try to exercise several hours before bedtime. 3. Downplay drugs. Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol can all harm sleep. So watch your consumption of coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, caffeinated teas and some pain relievers. Nicotine withdrawal tends to wake smokers up in the early morning, and alcohol robs you of deep sleep. 4. Wind down. Before going to bed, a soothing ritual – like reading, taking a warm bath or listening to calming music – can be a signal to your brain and body that sleep time is almost here. 5. Get in sync with sunlight. If possible, wake up around the time the sun does (or close to it). This helps your internal body clock reset itself every day. Alternately, use very bright lights when you wake. 6. Can’t sleep? Don’t. If sleep won’t come, don’t try to force it by lying in bed awake. Pick up a book, go watch TV, do some- thing else until you feel tired. Sleepless- ness can feed on itself, so don’t worry: go do something. 7. Get comfy. Room temperature that’s too hot or too cold can interrupt sleep or make it tough to fall asleep, so keep your bedroom at a comfortable setting. 8. Still stuck? Get help. If you have persis- tent problems sleeping, or you always feel tired during the day, then it may be time to see a health care professional. With so many health issues connected to sleep, it’s important not to ignore continuing slumber troubles. sleeping problems, and estimate that they cost a whopping $16 billion in medical treatment each year. While many of these disorders are rare, there are four that affect millions of people: Insomnia. Can’t get to sleep or stay asleep? It happens to almost everyone from time to time. When it goes on for long periods of time, though, insomnia can pose a serious health threat. Sleeping pills may work for a few weeks, but in the long run they can actually disrupt natural sleep. And, prescription pills can create dependency. Sleep apnea. Often, loud snoring, obesity and daytime sleepiness are the symptoms of this disorder. It commonly occurs because of excess fat bearing down on the windpipe. The result: breathing is interrupted during sleep; the sufferer frequently snorts or gasps. Long-term, it can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Restless Legs Syndrome. Older people espe- cially tend to have the unpleasant feelings of crawling or tingling in their legs and feet that come with this disorder. It runs in families: the urge to move can be constant, even at night, resulting in insomnia. Narcolepsy. It’s serious: people with this disorder can suddenly, frequently fall right to sleep, even while working or driving, for up to 30 minutes or longer. Even with enough nighttime sleep, sufferers can have these “sleep attacks,” which tend to be inherited, or some- times occur after brain damage from injury or disease. Snoring could indicate serious health issues Snoring may be caused by structural defects in the sinus cavity, allergies or even nasal polyps. However, snoring is usually caused by obesity. According to many sleep experts, snoring is related to the problem of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is an early warning sign of Type 2 Diabetes. Therefore, snoring may be the first sign of movement toward Type 2 Diabetes. A frightening aspect of snoring is that you get much less oxygen in your bloodstream. Less available oxygen means that your brain is being deprived of oxygen. People who snore lose I.Q. points every year until the problem is corrected. So, if you feel unable to concen- trate, or if your memory is failing, check to see if you are snoring. If you are, then by all means find out why! Treat the cause of this problem immediately. If snoring is caused by obesity, reduce your body fat. Snoring may also be a sign of sleep apnea – discussed previously in this article. Sleep apnea can seriously disrupt the quality of sleep. People with chronic untreated sleep apnea may also develop hypertension and heart disease. Call on TriVita for help You can count on TriVita’s quality natural supplements to enhance and promote wellness in so many ways – make restful sleep one of them! Call a Wellness Consultant today at 1-800-991-7116 to find out which TriVita product is right for you in helping provide a solution to your sleep concerns.
  12. 12. trivita.com A lot has changed in the last 20 years. In 1988, CDs out-sold vinyl records for the first time... the Dodgers crunched the Oakland A’s in the World Series... and the blueberry muffin you ate one morning was less than one-third the size of today’s version. There’s no question that portion sizes have grown in recent years, and along with them, our waistlines and the health problems that excess weight brings. Since March is National Nutrition Month, it’s a good time to look back at some dramatic examples of just how distorted our portions have become: Clearly, what we think of as a “normal” portion has gotten bigger and bigger, and it’s one reason so many of us are overweight or obese. When a main dish in a restaurant feeds two or three people, or a “single” snack bag of chips actually holds several servings, no wonder we drag around extra pounds. Dietitians offer these handy cues for realistic serving sizes of popular foods. Remember, each of these food items is one serving: • ½ cup of cooked rice or spaghetti = ½ baseball • 1 baked potato = a fist • 3 ounces of meat, chicken or fish = a deck of cards • 3 ounces of grilled/baked fish = a checkbook Classic solutions with a proven new twist If the food comparisons above seem like little appetizer sizes, you may be one of the many struggling with excess weight. In this season of renewal and rejuvenation, it’s hard to feel energized and alive when pounds weigh you down. The solution is classic: eat lots of fruits and vegetables, watch portion sizes and enjoy exercise. Add in daily supplementation with the nutrients you need from quality TriVita products, and you’ll be doing a lot to achieve optimal wellness. Weight loss success sheet: make your date with healthy weight Thinking about spring? Looking forward to being more active? Or dreading the arrival of warm weather and more revealing clothes? If you’ve been struggling with weight, use the following charts to see where you are and where you want to be. Find your Body Mass Index Use the formula in the chart above to figure out your Body Mass Index (BMI). This measures body fat, and shows you whether you’re under- weight, normal, overweight or obese. Set your ideal weight Using the “normal” range of the BMI chart, and the height scale on the right, target your ideal weight. This number will be a range – say, from 125-158 pounds for a person 68” tall, or 5’8”. You pick your own best target number. 20 Years Ago Portion Calories Bagel 3”diameter 140 Cheeseburger 1 333 Spaghetti w/ meatballs 1 cup sauce 3 small meatballs 500 Soda 6.5 ounces 85 Blueberry muffin 1.5 ounces 210 Today Portion Calories Bagel 6”diameter 350 Cheeseburger 1 590 Spaghetti w/ meatballs 2 cups sauce 3 large meatballs 1,020 Soda 20 ounces 250 Blueberry muffin 5 ounces 500 How“portion distortion”overfills our plates; tips to downsize, lose weight, feel great Portion SizeIncreasing Your Size? Is NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH: If your weight puts you in the overweight or obese category, it’s time for some lifestyle changes. ÷ ÷ Your Weight (pounds) Your Height (inches) Your Height (inches) Your BMI 1 12 l March 2008 Muffin 20 Years Ago: 1.5 ounces, 210 calories Muffin Today: 5 ounces, 500 calories
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  14. 14. trivita.com It’s time to go bananas! This amazing, tasty wonder-fruit is a natural remedy for many health conditions Did you know that bananas are the world’s favorite fruit? It’s because they’re naturally fat-free, loaded with vitamins and fiber, taste good and are a great source of energy. It’s no wonder that the average North American eats 27 pounds of them every year! In fact, bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – that give you a quick, sustained boost of energy for a lengthy workout. Bananas are rich in potassium and one of the best value foods around. Bananas are also a must for the diet because they help overcome or protect against a large number of illnesses and conditions, including: Depression Studies show that many people suffering from depression feel much better after eating a banana. They contain tryptophan, a type of protein that your body converts to serotonin, which helps improve your mood. Anemia Because bananas are high in iron they can help with anemia. Blood pressure and Strokes Bananas are extremely high in potassium, yet low in salt, which helps curb high blood pressure. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the banana industry to officially claim that bananas help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and Stroke. Recent research in The New England Journal of Medicine says that eating bananas regularly can help lower the risk of death by Stroke. Brain Power Research has shown that this potassium-packed fruit can help make people more alert. Heartburn Bananas have a natural antacid effect, so try eating a banana if you suffer from heartburn. Stress and Nerves When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, reducing potassium levels. These levels can be rebalanced with the help of a high potassium banana. Bananas are also high in B vitamins that can help calm the nervous system. Ulcers Bananas can help protect against stomach problems because of their soft texture and smoothness. They also neutralize acids and reduce irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. Bananas are available year round, they’re inexpensive and they help you meet your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. So, grab a bunch the next time you’re at the grocery store. Season’s Pick Depression Studies show that many people suffering from depression feel much better after eating a banana. They contain tryptophan, a type of protein that your body converts to serotonin, which helps improve your mood. Anemia Because bananas are high in iron they can help with anemia. Blood pressure and Strokes Bananas are extremely high in potassium, yet low in salt, which helps curb high blood pressure. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration has banana. Bananas are also high in B vitamins that can help calm the nervous system. Ulcers Bananas can help protect against stomach problems because of their soft texture and smoothness. They also neutralize acids and reduce irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. Bananas are available year round, they’re inexpensive and they help you meet your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. So, grab a bunch the next time you’re at the grocery store. 14 l March 2008
  15. 15. It’s easier than you may think to get in your daily recommended servings Did your mom always tell you to “eat your veggies” or “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Whether you heard it from your mother or read it in a magazine, these familiar words actually may have some scientific backing. There’s a growing body of research that shows how important fruits and vegetables are to promoting good health. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They’re also low in calories and fat. Wondering how many servings of fruits and vegetables you need each day? Follow these suggestions: Active men and teen boys, who typically need about 2,880 calories to reach or maintain a healthy weight: 9 servings – 4 fruits, 5 vegetables Active women, teen girls, older children and most men who typically need 2,200 calories to reach or maintain a healthy weight: 7 servings – 3 fruits, 4 vegetables Women, children 2-6 yrs. and others who typically need about 1,600 calories to reach or maintain a healthy weight: 5 servings – 2 fruits, 3 vegetables You might think that eating that many fruits and vegetables every day looks like a lot of hard work. However, if you realize how small one serving really is, you’ll see how simple it is to eat the recommended amount. Single-serving examples: • 1 medium piece of fruit • ½ cup cooked or raw fruit or vegetable • ¼ cup (6 ounces) juice • 1 cup leafy greens • ¼ cup dried fruit • ½ cup cooked beans or peas (such as lentils, pinto beans, kidney beans) Here are some great mealtime suggestions to help you get your 5-9 daily servings: Breakfast • Fresh or dried fruit mixed with cereal or oatmeal • Bagel or English muffin topped with avocado and tomato or cucumber and cream cheese • Glass of tomato juice with a spear of celery For lunch and snacks: • Bake a sweet potato (microwave on high for 5-8 minutes) and top with black beans • Stir fresh fruit into yogurt • Open up a can of mandarin oranges • Dip carrot, celery, red pepper and zucchini sticks into hummus, yogurt or low-fat dip Dinner: • Roast vegetables – onion, squash, peppers and eggplant – and spread on a pizza crust with tomato sauce and cheese • Top baked potatoes with steamed broccoli, beans and salsa • Include dried fruit in your rice or stuffing • Grate carrots and zucchini into pasta sauce Dessert: • Top frozen yogurt with sautéed apples, fresh peaches or canned pineapple • Choose a fruity dessert, such as cobbler, instead of a heavier cake While we all have good intentions when it comes to fruits and vegeta- bles, sometimes we fall short. TriVita’s VitaDaily AM/PM contains 25 whole food concentrates for super nourish- ment and easy absorption. These whole foods are organic fruits and vegetables that add extra antioxidant protection. For more information about VitaDaily AM/PM see page 5. Have you eaten your fruits and vegetables today?
  16. 16. 16 l March 2008 trivita.com Amount of cash rewards earned is based upon the cash amount of products purchased by the referrals. Testimonials or incomes presented are applicable only to the particular individual depicted, not representative of everyone’s cash rewards, and not typical. Any projections of cash reward representations are strictly demonstrative. There are no guarantees regarding cash rewards. “Five of my friends now use TriVita products which lets me get a year’s supply of Sublingual B-12. And, all I have to do is place one order a month.” “Having referred 15 people, I can now afford to try other TriVita products and still have extra cash in my pocket.” “With the cash rewards from my 25 referrals, I have been able to try different products. I still have enough left over to spend on fun activities, and I only have to place one product order a month!” Referringgreatproductshasits Here’s how: (1) EXPERIENCE the TriVita difference yourself. (2) SHARE the experience by recommending it to others. (3) EARN Gift Cards and Cash Rewards! Just imagine: *You earn cash rewards for the lifetime product purchases made by your referrals as long as you are an active TriVita Member. To be an active Member you just need to make a minimum of one TriVita product purchase per month. EARNING POTENTIAL FOR REFERRING TRIVITA PRODUCTS Number of Referrals Gift Card Credits Cash Rewards Total $ 5 $125 $89 $221 10 $250 $179 $429 15 $375 $268 $643 20 $500 $357 $857 25 $625 $447 $1,072 Your rewards*: Sign-up today 1-800-991-7116!
  17. 17. Take advantage of TriVita’s fantastic rewards opportunity! Sign up today and as our gift to you we’d like to give you TriVita Founder and CEO, Michael Ellison’s new book, The 10 Keys to Wealth and Wellness, absolutely free just for becoming a new Affiliate Member. Fulfill your hopes and dreams – as well as your loved ones’ by signing up today! CALL 1-800-991-7116 to sign up for the Affiliate Member Referral Program and receive The 10 Keys to Create Wealth and Wellness absolutely FREE! rewards...Callandsign-uptoday Read how Affiliate Members are helping others improve their health and quality of life It’s that easy: Thousands of TriVita Affiliate Members have already signed up... and many are enthusiastically sharing their wellness experience. “This is exciting! I have already been sharing the story behind TriVita to many of my family and friends with at least two already ordering the product. Now to be able to share the story and make money is wonderful. It’s easy to sell something you believe in, especially when it helps people and increases their health. Thank you!” – STEVE M. OAKLEY, CA “I enjoy spreading the good word about TriVita’s prod- ucts because they have helped me and my husband and I truly believe others can achieve better health and wellness too. I’m looking forward to your book to gain knowledge on 10 Keys to Create Wealth and Wellness. I must also add that we enjoy words that are so spiritually uplifting in the VitaJournal. I pray God’s blessing on TriVita and all those involved in producing such wonderful health products.” – EVA L. SCARBOROUGH, ON “I would like to get all my family on TriVita – I am 86 ½ years old and just walked 36 holes of golf this past Saturday and Sunday. I attribute my good health and strength, first to God and then to TriVita products, especially TriVita Sublingual B-12.” – BETTY T. DEL NORTE, CO
  18. 18. trivita.com18 l March 2008 W e have only one body, one spirit and one soul. Nurturing each of these areas allows us to experience a life that promotes balanced wellness. Recognizing yourself as three-dimensional is a concept that TriVita was founded upon. The founders knew they wanted to change the way people thought about their health – teaching you to make wise health choices, giving you simple yet profound steps to get there, as well as providing quality nutritional supplements. Origin of the TriVita name Once the founders knew what they wanted to achieve through this wellness company, a name had to be selected that would identify with this purpose. Thus, the name Tri-Vita was established in 1999 – Tri (meaning three) and Vita (meaning life). Many of you may have thought that “Vita” in our name referred to vitamins! While nutritional supplements are key to experiencing wellness, they are not all it takes to live a healthy, balanced life. TriVita’s 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness are 10 simple ways to nurture every part of you – the physical, spiritual and emotional. (See pg. 2 for list of 10 Essentials.) Your body is God’s Temple If you had a pet, would you simply feed it whenever you felt like it? Would you neglect it – never playing with it, petting it, grooming it or even speaking to it? You might say, “I would never do that to my pet!” So then, how much more should you value yourself? God created us in His image, and He’s even told us that our bodies are His temple! God has given us the means to nurture each of our three parts. If God loved us enough to create us in His own image, we owe it not only to Him, but to ourselves to honor Him by taking care of the intricately detailed body He has blessed us with. You may say, “Well I don’t feel so blessed in my body!” It’s never too late to make positive changes in your life for your body, spirit and soul. Whether it is quality supplements added to your regimen, forgiving someone you’ve held a grudge against for years, or renewing your relationship with God, these are all part of valuing your three-dimensional self. Are you worth it? God thinks you are! The value of You Everything has a price tag – or does it? I Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own. Many of us go through life placing value on “things.” We’ve all heard it before – everything has a price tag. But does this statement apply to your life or your health? Absolutely not! There is no price that can be put on human life. Many of us place more value on possessions, taking more time with them, nurturing them and in extreme cases even idolizing them! Valuing yourself includes placing value on all of you. All of our needs must be met in order to live the quality of life we all long for.
  19. 19. VITAJOURNAL l 191-800-991-7116 What if we celebrated Easter every morning by starting out the day with joy in our hearts and minds? I remember cele- brating Easter growing up as a child, but not knowing the profound truth of Easter. I was not raised in a spiritual home, but I was always part of the scouting program. As a Cub Scout and later as a Boy Scout, our troop would serve people through- out the year, and at Easter time we helped with a huge sunrise service. It was a big deal with several months of training. On Good Friday, we would set up camp at the foot of a high hill in southern California. We camped two nights and drilled the specific duties that we had been assigned. On Easter morning around 3 a.m. we would rise to take our station on the mountain trail that led to the top where the Easter message was given as the sun started to rise. Each of us would have a candle to light the pathway for those going up the hill to celebrate. When the last person passed, the first Scout at the bottom of the path would start their trip to the top, inviting each boy to join along the way. We were excited and talked all the way up. As each boy joined the group, we shared his story of ensuring that no one fell on the trail. Finally, when we arrived at the top, the whole troop came together joining the others. A holy silence covered the crowd as we all listened to the message and watched the sunrise. God desires us to be a light on a hill The excitement I felt helping those people every year get to the top of that hill stayed with me. It was many years later that I came to under-stand the profound truth of the message of Easter and the sacrifice that was made for me. Since then, I have tried to start each day with the attitude that this day is to be celebrated with joy, love and service. God really does desire us to be a light on the hill helping others to know the love and acceptance of the sacrifice He made just for us. When you first get up in the morning, light your own candle by reading the Bible and ask God to use you as a light to others. You will be amazed at the joy you will receive as you put God in first place and celebrate the victory and freedom that He bought just for you. Peace and blessings be among you As families and friends gather to enjoy this Easter season, we celebrate God’s gift of freedom and His love that conquers death. As part of his 2004 Easter greeting to the nation, George W. Bush said, “For those who observe Easter Season, our faith brings confidence that good will overcome evil and that joy is everlasting. Today we give thanks for God’s many blessings and pray for His peace in the affairs of men.” Enjoy the season of rebirth by establishing a relationship with God, or if you already have one, I urge you to renew it. The strength you will get by doing so will contribute greatly to your overall spiritual, emotional and physical health. From all of us at TriVita, we wish you and your families a blessed Easter season. your body, His Temple 1 Cor. 6:19-20 Start each day empowered to make a difference This Easter, experience faith and everlasting joy by Chaplain Gene Henderson Luke 24:34 The Lord is risen indeed... Luke 24:34 The Lord is risen indeed...
  20. 20. trivita.com20 l March 2008 HCY Guard helps lower high homocysteine levels in as little as 45 days • Help fight sickness linked with HCY, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. • Get energy, mental clarity and a mood boost. • Speed nutrients to the bloodstream through sublingual delivery. • Combat illness risk from stress and aging. HCY Guard #30460 Non-Member $29.99 Member $23.99 Redeem with 240 VitaPoints Call toll-free today to order 1-800-991-7116 Low homocysteine reduces your risk for deadly illness HCY update ELEVATED HOMOCYSTEINE can lead to destructive eye inflammation It’s allergy season again. For many people that will mean: This year when you see red, think HCY. Elevated Homocysteine (HCY) is directly linked to inflammation of your eyes. Conditions that can cause this problem include allergies, macular degeneration and autoimmune diseases. (Autoimmune diseases occur when your immune system mistakenly identifies healthy tissue as diseased or infected. Immune cells attack and kill healthy cells). Any condition that creates inflammation may unleash massive amounts of damaging homocysteine. Every cell contains homocysteine. Inflammation from allergy, injury, disease or infection releases HCY from the cell. The HCY itself then causes further inflammation and the cascade of damage spreads to surrounding cells. In 2001 it was discovered that elevated homocys- teine causes macular damage and vision loss. This discovery ignited a flurry of interest in homocys- teine and vision. A dozen published studies since then have linked HCY to eye damage from almost every cause: vascular disease, autoimmune disorders, near-sightedness and even allergies. What’s more, almost all studies conducted in the past six years have come to the same conclusion: reduce homocysteine in the blood to improve health in the eyes. Now, I started this article talking about the eye inflammation caused by allergies. This inflamma- tion releases damaging levels of homocysteine. That’s one reason your eyes turn red and become sore and painful. This is more than a mere annoyance; inflammation in your eyes may damage them. You simply must protect your eyes. HCY Guard from TriVita is the perfect product for elevated homocysteine. A study conducted by Professor Mark Mattie, MD, PhD of Yale University concluded that HCY Guard lowered homocysteine levels by 35% in just 42 days. So, we know that HCY Guard will relieve the inflammation caused by elevated levels of homocysteine. But what will reduce allergies? On page 6 of this VitaJournal you will find an article on B-12 and allergies by my friend and colleague, Dr. Scott Conard. It details a new way to help reduce allergies at the root cause with TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 formula. The results are truly amazing: allergy symptoms were reduced by 50% – a healthier result than you get from most medications for allergies. Not only does HCY Guard help with allergies, but it also helps protect against heart attacks and Strokes. HCY Guard helps reduce the destructive inflammation caused by allergies and TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 addresses the immune malfunc- tion that causes allergies in the first place. by Dr. Brazos Minshew You can fight off allergies that aggravate inflammation with TriVita’s HCY Guard Dr. Minshew’s experience as TriVita’s chief formulator along with his Cancer research, makes him uniquely suited to not only advise VitaJournal readers on the dangers of homocysteine, but how the B vitamins can lower HCY. Dr. Minshew joined the TriVita team after many years of specializing in nutritional solutions to health challenges and following his desire to reach and help more people than he could before. He is now heavily involved in education for TriVita Members, as well as being the formulator for many of TriVita’s best-selling products. Dr. Brazos Minshew Chief Science Officer • Sneezing • Itching in the nose, eyes, throat and ears • Watery eyes • Sinus pressure • Runny nose and nasal congestion • Postnasal drip • Headaches TWO CONDITIONS
  21. 21. 1-800-991-7116 Do you or someone you know have a hard time doing everyday tasks – even with glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery? The problem may be what the National Eye Institute describes as “low vision.” Low vision can be caused by birth defects or injury, or result from eye disorders and conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Diabetes. It’s important that these eye conditions be identified early; finding them early can mean the difference between successful treatment and lost vision. Signs of Low Vision If you or someone you know experiences any of the following, it could be a sign of low vision: • Trouble reading street signs • Trouble doing things at home or work because the lights seem dimmer • Trouble recognizing the faces of friends and family • Trouble with close work such as reading, sewing or picking out matching clothes If any of these problems occur, it’s time to make an appointment with an eye care professional. Encourage friends and family with these symptoms to do the same. Protect your eye health now Even if you don’t have low vision, you can never be too careful when it comes to vision health; don’t wait for blurry or impaired vision before taking steps to protect your eyesight. When was the last time you had your eyes checked? Now’s the perfect time! March is Save Your Vision month, and that’s a great reminder to schedule your eye exam. The American Optometric Association recommends you get your eyes checked according to the following schedule (those who wear glasses or contacts should schedule an exam every year): Good eats for good eyes Another way to help protect your eyesight is with a healthy diet. Studies have shown that nutrients found in colorful fruits and vegetables may help reduce your risk of eye problems. o Vitamin C & E – These antioxidants help reduce the risk of Cataracts. • Vitamin C is found in: oranges, grapefruit, green peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, papaya • Vitamin E is found in: almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, olives, wheat germ, sunflower seeds o Lutein & Zeaxanthin – These carotenoids (pigments that give vegetables their color and that also act as antioxidants) help protect against Cataracts and help reduce the risk of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD affects between 13 and 15 million Americans. • Lutein is found in: spinach, broccoli, corn, green peas • Zeaxanthin is found in: kale, collard greens, spinach, turnip greens Despite our best efforts, it can be hard to get all the nutrients we need from our food. And the way food is grown – sometimes even the way we cook it – can strip food of its nutrients. That’s why supplementation is so important. TriVita’s VisionGuard was formulated with important nutrients that have been shown to nourish the eyes and help keep eyesight strong. This month, take steps to Save Your Vision! AN EYE ON Low Vision Watch for the signs of this life-changing condition VisionGuard #30570 Non-Member $34.99 Member $27.99 Redeem with 280 VitaPoints Call today 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.com TriVita’sVisionGuard has lutein, the most important nutrient for healthy eyesight. VisionGuard has 20 milligrams of lutein per serving. Plus, we’ve added other eye-specific antioxidants like Alpha Lipoic-Acid and Zeaxanthin to help your eyes defend themselves against time and damaging pollutants. You asked for vision protection! VisionGuard is formulated using the latest science Age Group: Exam Frequency: 6 months – 18 years At six months, 3 years old, before starting school, then every two years 18 years – 60 years Every 2 years – more often if you have eye concerns 61+ years Every year Source: American Optometric Association success stories “My vision is actually getting better... my doctor couldn’t believe it” “I’ve been a diabetic since 1953. I have diabetic reti- nopathy and macular edema. I’ve tried eye vitamins, which didn’t help. Then I tried TriVita VisionGuard. With prayer and VisionGuard, my vision is actually getting better. My doctor couldn’t believe it – he thought my eyesight would just get worse. I have compared other vitamins to VisionGuard and TriVita’s product is more potent than the others. I’m sharing my story so that it can help others!” – Mary M. Oak Creek, WI TWO SOLUTIONS
  22. 22. 22 l March 2008 For many of us, the short winter days and chillier temperatures are an easy excuse for inactivity. But now that the days are getting warmer – and longer – we’d like to inspire you to get moving again. But take it easy at first! You should always stretch to condition your muscles after a period of inactivity. Stretching exercise Stretching exercise gives you more freedom of movement to do the things you need to do and like to do. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when you begin to stretch after an exercise “hibernation.” • Always warm up before doing any stretching. Start out by doing a little bit of easy walking and arm-pumping first. If you stretch cold muscles, you could hurt yourself. • Stretching should never cause pain, especially joint pain. If it does, you are stretching too far, and you need to reduce the stretch so that it doesn’t hurt. • Never “bounce” into a stretch: make slow, steady movements instead. • Avoid “locking” your joints into place when you straighten them during stretches. Your arms and legs should be straight when you stretch them, but not locked tightly. • If you’ve had problems with your hips, check with your health care provider before doing any lower body exercises. You should also consult with your health care provider if you have any concerns about your ability to handle exercise. Great spring activities Now that you’re warmed up and feeling limber again, here are several suggestions to get back into the swing of things. Some are tried-and-true favor- ites, and some may be new additions to your routine. Pilates Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body exercises that can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates teaches body awareness, good posture and easy graceful movement. It can improve flexibility and agility. Pilates may even help ease back pain. Many local community centers, health clubs and YMCAs offer Pilates classes. You can also do Pilates exercises at home. Yoga Yoga exercises improve circulation, stimulate the abdominal organs and improve gland function. Yoga stretching helps tone your muscles and exercises your spine and entire skeletal system. It’s also a great way to combine the benefits of breathing, muscle relaxation and meditation while toning and stretching the muscles. Health benefits include stress reduction, improved balance and increased flexibility. A bonus: yoga doesn’t require any special equipment or clothing. Gardening Gardening is a great way to enjoy the pleas- ant spring days at a leisurely pace. Every time you turn a trowel or reach to pull a weed, you’re stretching. Why not add healthy, homegrown eating to this activity? Plant your own salad with leaf lettuce, oregano, tomatoes, parsley and chives. Fishing Fishing continues to be a favorite North American pastime. Now that ice has melted on most lakes and streams find out just how relaxing it is. Enjoy being outside on a sunny spring day, drinking a refreshing beverage from the cooler and getting a fishing line wet. Whether or not you catch anything, fishing is a great stress reliever. The Joys of golf Why are so many golfers passionate about their sport? Golf is a game that requires skill, mental alertness and etiquette. Golf is also a social sport... just think about some of the great conversations you’ve had with friends on the golf course. Golf is as much a mental sport as a physi- cal game. Above all, golf is a great excuse to visit some of the most beautiful places in your own community... or throughout the world. With all the joys that golfing can bring, it’s no wonder so many people love the sport. If you haven’t tried golfing before, consider giving it a shot. Golf lessons are available at most golf courses – or friends or family can help get you started. If you’re an experienced golfer, now is the time to work on that handicap and take your game to a new level. Read on to find some golf-specific stretching tips – especially useful if you haven’t been active for a while. After a long layoff, easy ways to ease back into activity ILIT Con from the winter months ILITILITIL Con from the winter months Shake off the rust
  23. 23. VITAJOURNAL l 231-800-991-7116 Stretching - A year-long investment in your golf game As you get older, the need to retain flexibility in order to play good golf becomes more and more important. Here are a few exercises that will help you accomplish that. • Begin by raising a golf club above your head. Gently lean over to the left as far as you can go. Repeat to the other side. Do these four or five times, gently. • If holding the club on your shoulders is too difficult for you, put the golf club into the small of your back and hook your arms around the club. • Then take the golf shaft across your shoulders. Get into your golf posture and gently twist until you have made a full shoulder turn. Repeat to the other side. Remember to always maintain your spine angle throughout. • For another exercise, take the palm of your right hand and put it on the elbow of your left arm which is stretched out in front of you. Gently pull the right hand toward the right shoulder until you feel a gentle stretch. Do the same with the other arm. Repeat this four or five times. • Finally sit on the ground with your right leg crossed over your outstretched left leg. Gently push the back of your left arm against the right knee until you feel a gentle stretch in your lower back. Do this three or four times. Repeat this exercise with the other leg. Do not do any of these exercises if you have serious back or health problems. If in doubt, please ask your health care provider. Feelyounger,bemoreactiveandincreaseflexibilitywithOptimaFlex CALL 1-800-991-7116 and help fight joint pain with OptimaFlex! • Helps your body reduce inflammation & pain • Helps increase joint hydration • Helps your body repair connective tissue OptimaFlex – 30ct Box #30580 Non-Member $87.99 Member $69.99 Redeem with 700 VitaPoints OptimaFlex – 30 1-Scoop Serving Tub #30590 Non-Member $74.99 Member $59.99 Redeem with 600 VitaPoints For more information on Optima products, go to optima4golf.com SUCCESS STORIES “I’ve been able to cut 4 or 5 strokes off my game.” “I’ve been taking TriVita’s OptimaFlex and Optima4 before each round of golf. One of my biggest challenges in the game was that I was inconsistent. I had trouble focusing – it was easy to get distracted on the course. Optima4 really helps me focus on my swing, and I’ve been able to cut 4 or 5 strokes off my game. I take OptimaFlex because I’m 62 years old, have some Arthritis, a stiff back and a stiff shoulder. I take a serving of OptimaFlex before each round to help loosen me up.” – DON V. PHOENIX, AZ “I can do more of the things I love to do.” “For years now I have been living with stiffness in my lower back, shoulders and knees. I love to garden and work on things around the house, so this has been a real challenge for me. My daughter introduced me to TriVita’s OptimaFlex about three months ago. When I take it, I find I can do more of the things I love to do. I even started an exercise program!” – ELAINE M. TEMPE, AZ “It helps me maintain my active schedule with little or no pain.” “I am a very active 61-year-old man. During the winter months I work out five days a week, both with aerobics and weights. I also help coach a girls’ varsity basketball team and do all of my own snow clearing. During the other months I’m a groundskeeper at a golf course. I also coach summer basketball and fall soccer. I have Arthritis, and take OptimaFlex regularly... it helps me maintain my active schedule with little or no pain. OptimaFlex is the most successful product I have used. Thanks TriVita!” – NEWMAN D. NEWBURY, NH
  24. 24. trivita.com24 l March 2008 Seasonal Allergies: nothing to sneeze at Learn how simple lifestyle changes can reduce your allergy symptoms Springtime is here! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s great to be alive. But then... it begins. The sniffling. The sneezing. The itchy, watery eyes. The congestion. That’s right: allergy season is back! This year, don’t let allergies get the best of you; by making some simple lifestyle adjustments, spring can be something you look forward to, instead of something you dread. What are allergies? Allergies are your body’s response to a particu- lar allergen, or any substance that your body is sensitive to. When your body encounters these allergens, it treats them like invaders and your immune system kicks into gear. Your body develops antibodies to fight them, which triggers the release of histamines; histamines work to wash out the allergen, causing the troublesome symptoms you may be familiar with: • Sneezing • Runny nose • Itchy throat, eyes and nose • Congestion • Sinus pressure • Red, watery eyes • Dark circles under the eyes. Over time, these irritating symptoms can lead to inflammation and a higher risk for infection. People who suffer from respiratory allergies have an increased tendency for ear infections, sinus infections, sore throats, lung infections and bronchitis. Common allergens Some of the common allergens are seasonal, while others are present year round. • Pollen • Mold • Dust • Animal dander The problem with pollen During different seasons of the year, plants release pollen. Pollen is what plants use to repro- duce. It floats on the air and can travel long distances. Pollen is responsible for many people’s allergies. Springtime allergies are often caused by tree pollen. Summer allergies can be caused by grass and weed pollen, and fall allergies are often due to ragweed pollen. How to minimize your exposure No matter how careful you are, you will still not be able to avoid all the pollen and other allergens in the air. But don’t be discouraged! There are ways you can minimize your exposure to keep your symptoms in check: • During allergy season, many local news stations will give pollen level reports. If the levels are high, try to avoid going outdoors if at all possible. If you do go out, wear a pollen-filtering mask. • Use air conditioning in your house and car; close doors and windows when pollen counts are high • Avoid going outdoors in the early morning; this is when pollen counts are highest • Take a shower before bed to wash off any pollen you may have picked up during the day • Don’t line dry clothes or sheets; pollen can stick to them • Regularly replace air conditioner/heater filters. Year-round allergies Many people suffer from more than seasonal allergies; they may be allergic to mold, dust, animal dander or any number of other things. While some of these allergens may be hard to avoid, there are steps you can take to help cut down on your exposure and the resulting symptoms. Mold – Mold is a fungus that releases spores to reproduce. Like pollen, spores travel in the air. When inhaled, they can cause al- lergic reactions in certain people. Mold grows in damp places such as bathrooms and basements and can also grow on rotting logs and in leaf and compost piles. Even though mold growth is sometimes out of your control, there are ways to help keep it under control in your home: Some pollen- producing grasses Some pollen- producing trees • Timothy grass • Kentucky bluegrass • Johnson grass • Bermuda grass • Redtop grass • Orchard grass • Sweet vernal grass • Oak • Ash • Elm • Hickory • Pecan • Box elder • Mountain cedar Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  25. 25. continued on page 31 Help Reduce Harmful Inflammation Call 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.com Call 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.com and help nourish your heart, brain, skin, glands and joints • Reduces inflammation – helps clean up sinuses and reduce infection • Protect circulation – promote HDL (good cholesterol), and help lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol • Help reduce pain – in joints and inflammation while increasing flexibility TriVita uses only the highest quality essential fatty acids from natural sources OmegaPrime™ #30520 Non-Member $22.99 Member $17.99 Redeem with 180 VitaPoints • Regularly clean your sinks and bathtubs with a bleach solution • Run your bathroom fan after bathing to dry the air • Keep the humidity in your house lower than 50 percent; use a dehumidifier if necessary • Keep windows closed at night when the concentration of spores is highest • Watch local newscasts for mold count; avoid outdoor activity on high mold count days. • Don’t go outside after a rainstorm or during damp weather • Immediately fix leaky pipes and groundwater. Dust – Many people are allergic to dust; dust contains many allergens including dust mites – tiny creatures that live on dead skin cells and other things found in dust. Dust mites live in mattresses, carpeting and furniture. Here are some ways to help reduce your exposure to dust: • Replace carpeting with an alternative floor covering • Remove drapes and feather pillows • Wash bedding once a week in hot water (at least 130°F) • Vacuum carpets and furniture regularly; make sure your vacuum has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter • Use allergy proof covers on your mattresses and pillows • Dust and mop frequently. Animal dander – Dog and cat allergies can be prob- lematic when you have a much-loved pet. Take these steps to limit animal dander in your house: • Bathe your pets weekly • Don’t allow pets in your bedroom • Vacuum frequently with a HEPA filter- equipped vacuum • Replace carpeting and upholstered furniture. Pollen – During different seasons of the year, plants such as trees, weeds and grasses release pollen grains: • Pollen is what plants use to reproduce; some use their own pollen while other plants must be cross-pollinated. • This means the pollen from one plant must be transferred to another. • This is done in two ways: it is carried by insects or it travels on the wind. This wind- carried pollen can travel long distances – and can cause big problems when it gets into human noses and throats. • It is responsible for many people’s allergies: springtime allergies are often caused by tree pollen; summer allergies can be caused by grass and weed pollen; and fall allergies are often due to ragweed pollen. By reducing your exposure to allergens, you can help reduce allergy symptoms – and enjoy every season of the year! Please see page 6 to learn how TriVita Sublingual B-12 can also help. VITAJOURNAL l 251-800-991-7116 Many people turn to decongestants and antihistamines during allergy season. But these often have side effects such as sleepiness, which can make their use impractical. There are some natural aids that you can use to help minimize your symptoms without the unpleasant side effects. One of these is Perilla seed oil. Perilla seed oil is an essential fatty acid (EFA) that helps reduce inflammation in your airways and digestive tract. People with asthma and allergies find that their symp- toms are less frequent and intense with Perilla EFA. Sinus inflamma- tion is reduced and even stomach bloating common with allergies is reduced. Perilla seed oil is found in TriVita OmegaPrime along with other healthy EFAs. Perilla seed oil and allergies Contains Perilla seed oil
  26. 26. trivita.com26 l March 2008 Allergies can hit your pocketbook hard Dallas, TX Recent research indicated that the per patient cost to treat allergy conditions accounted for more than 10% of total yearly medical spending. Researchers did a retrospective claim analysis of 301,000 patients in a large managed care database. They looked at one-year data for new patients who started treatment during 2004 and 2005. Allergic rhinitis accounted for approximately 12.6% of the total cost per patient. The study confirms that in terms of medi- cal care, “the burden of allergic rhinitis is high – and treatment costs can be significant.” Researchers also noted that the condition is often not given the attention it deserves. It isn’t a top priority for many health care providers. Potbellies may indicate heart risk San Diego, CA A new study finds that potbellies may be a big indicator of future heart disease. Researchers found a strong association between the potbelly, apple shape among a relatively young group of people and the buildup of plaque in arteries. These findings were published in the August 21, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The American Heart Association has stated that more than 870,000 North Americans die from heart disease each year, making it the leading killer of men and women. Study results indicated that for both men and women, even small increases in waist-to-hip ratio translated into small but steady increases in calcium deposits. According to researchers, abdominal fat also can trigger a chain of inflammatory activities that can cause plaque buildup and ultimately heart disease. Researchers concluded that, “even small improvements in your body shape are going to benefit you, with the ultimate goal of having the smallest waist relative to your hips.” They also suggested that health care advisors focus on central weight distribution rather than weight alone as a more precise way to identify at-risk patients. Too much computer time can lead to vision problems Charlottesville, VA There are very few households that don’t consider the family computer an essential appliance. More people are spending increasing amounts of time on the computer each day. Now, experts warn that all those hours spent online can take a toll on your eyes. Studies have shown that eyestrain and other vision problems can occur in as many as nine out of 10 people who use video display terminals at work. The most common problems are eyestrain, blurred vision, double vision, excessive tears, dry eyes and excessive blinking or squinting. Experts recommend taking frequent short breaks from the computer. During those breaks you should fix your eyes on a distant object to help refresh your vision. Other suggestions include: • Adjusting the brightness of the monitor to create an intensity that’s comfortable to the eyes. • Adjust the contrast between the characters on the monitor and the background. • Minimize reflected glare on the monitor by using window shades or curtains and dimmer switches on lights. You may also want to buy an anti-glare screen for the monitor. If you continue to have eye trouble during or after computer use, you should have a health care professional examine your eyes. The latest Scientific research that affects you, your health and your life. Research and focus
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  28. 28. trivita.com28 l March 2008 “I started taking two. That’s when I really started noticing a difference in my energy level.” “I first heard about TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid on James Robison’s show. It caught my attention because it sounded like I was having the same symptoms that the show described − low energy and moodiness. At first I took just one a day. It wasn’t doing as much as I had hoped, so I started taking two. That’s when I really started noticing a difference in my energy level throughout the day. At the same time, it relaxes me, so I have no problem sleeping. I actually sleep better at night now. About four months ago, I had a dental appoint- ment. Even though I was nervous about the work he was going to do, I found I was really relaxed and calm throughout the procedure. He offered me some medication, but I didn’t even need it. Sublingual B-12 even helps with panic attacks. When I feel the anxiety coming on, I put a couple of tablets under my tongue and it calms my whole body down. I also use TriVita’s Digestive Complex. I take the capsules three times a day. They really help combat bloating and gassiness!” – Georgia A. Belden, MS “I’ve been happy with everything I’ve tried from TriVita.” “I’ve been taking TriVita’s VitaCal-Mag D for awhile. My latest bone density scan showed that my bone density is in the normal range. TriVita’s VitaCal-Mag D has definitely helped! I also think it has helped with my Restless Legs Syndrome, so I sleep easier at night. I have had chronic, constant pain, every day, so it’s hard to keep going all day. I also tried TriVita’s Two-Step Energy System and love it. With the Energy System I can get up, do housework and go shopping... I can go, go, go! I can definitely feel it working. I have a dog walking and doggie day care business so the Energy System gives me the boost I need. I’ve been diabetic since the age of 12, so I’m really concerned about health issues. I’ve been happy with everything I’ve tried from TriVita. I haven’t found anything as good as TriVita’s products, and I’m really, really pleased with them!” – Sara S. Toronto, ON “Within a few months I started feeling like myself again.” “In 2004, I found myself in the hospital with spleen problems. I had fevers that would spike and fall every other day, I was in pain; I could only lie in bed and sleep. The worst part was that I was so weak. I saw TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid on TV and placed my first order in November. At first I didn’t notice much of a change. But within a few months I started feeling like myself again. TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 is very, very good. It’s important that people know you may not see results right away, but keep using it because it will work (that, plus prayers and faith). Sometimes it takes more time depending on how weak you are and what other medical issues you might have. But it’s important that people take action. I love TriVita’s B-12!” – Melita S. New York, NY Real Stories from real people See what Members just like you have to say about TriVita products! Go to page 16 to find out how you can earn free products by sharing your wellness experience with others. “...my triglycerides were cut in half. I was thrilled with the results, and so was my doctor.” “When I saw my doctor he said my cholesterol was a little high and that he wanted me to take Lipitor. I did, and after 30-40 days I went in for a follow-up test. My total cholesterol did go down, but so did the good cholesterol, and my triglycerides didn’t change at all. I did a little online research and decided that I wasn’t comfortable taking any statins, so I asked my doctor if I could stop the Lipitor. He then suggested I take fish oil to help control my cholesterol. So that’s when I tried TriVita’s OmegaPrime. I took OmegaPrime religiously for 30-40 days before my follow-up test. When I got my results back, I learned that my total cholesterol was under 200, my good cholesterol was over 80 and my triglycerides were cut in half. I was thrilled with the results, and so was my doctor. He hasn’t mentioned Lipitor since! It’s sad that so many people are taking statins and spending so much money, when there is a natural alternative that works. I tell everyone about OmegaPrime!” – Alice H. Denton, TX “Seeing how my body is changing... keeps me motivated.” “I started TriVita’s Leanology because I was about 25 pounds over my ideal body weight. I couldn’t fit into my clothes which was discouraging. Since then, I’ve lost 15 pounds in three months. I take two of the weight loss capsules both in the morning and at night. I drink the shake for lunch. It keeps me full for three hours and helps me avoid overeating. I like how there’s no ‘crash and burn’ experience, like you’d get from other shakes. I also like how my body is changing... noticing a difference in my shape really keeps me motivated. My advice to others is: follow the system, but make it work for you, in your schedule. Drink the shakes when you need them. Also, eat healthy snacks and drink lots of water! I’m excited to have reached my goal – my college weight!” – Lisa G. Lexington, KY
  29. 29. VITAJOURNAL l 291-800-991-7116 What an eventful – and joyful – life Evelyn and Dave have had! Although they’ve had many crises in their lives, their strong religious convic- tions and devotion to each other have helped them along the way. They are also quick to credit TriVita, and their products, for helping them through some difficult times. Evelyn first heard about TriVita when she tuned into an infomercial featuring her favorite minister – James Robison and his wife, Betty. The timing was perfect. “I was starting to get real draggy and I needed energy. I believe strongly in the obisons so I decided to give TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid a try,” says Evelyn. “I quickly noticed a difference in my mood and energy and I got Dave started on B-12. We’ve been taking TriVita Sublingual B-12 for many years and love what it’s doing for us; I’m also taking Bone Builder. I believe in taking good care of my body.” Yet, this couple’s story goes far beyond their TriVita product experience. Their strong commit- ment to each other and their faith have helped them in the many times they have been tested… yet their Lord was always there to help them overcome those difficulties that could have defeated other people. Evelyn met Dave in high school, and after marrying, they raised two children and four foster children. They also began a ministry together, Jubilee Living Word Ministries. At first, they used their basement as a sanctuary and in the summer had church out under the pine tress surrounding their home. After a short time, they purchased and renovated a building on 63 acres of land. Evelyn and Dave ministered there for 28 years until last year when tragedy struck and a malfunctioning heater caused the church to burn down. They lost every- thing except their faith. No one should under- estimate Evelyn and Dave’s fortitude in the face of adversity. Unfortunately, the bad news didn’t end there. Just a month before the church fire, Dave went for a physical and his doctors discovered a very large hole in his heart. They were amazed that he hadn’t suffered a Stroke, Heart Attack or been an invalid all his life. After observation, they sent him home to rest to get ready for his surgery. The Lord again was there for him as that night Dave stood and watched the church burn down. He knew the building was not the church; the people were. “Our lives have come full circle,” Evelyn notes. They are once again using their house as a church sanctuary, but Evelyn and Dave are moving ahead full-speed with plans to rebuild their church on the site where their old church burned. “It’s been really great how the church has come together,” says Evelyn. “The new church will be the fulfillment of God’s vision and our dreams for Jubilee – a new beginning. I look forward to inviting all the members of our community to thank them for their support. We give credit to Jesus for giving us the strength and faith to go on,” says Evelyn. At their age (Evelyn is 67 and Dave is 70) many people would be planning for their retirement. But not them. “We won’t retire when so many people need help. God has many plans for our acres!” Evelyn and Dave enjoy natural energy from Sublingual B-12 Their strong faith and devotion to each other, along with Sublingual B-12, have helped them through many ups and downs Member Spotlight pine tress surrounding their home. After a short Member Spotlight Evelyn&Dave Your TriVita purchase is backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee, no-questions-asked. T R I V I T A P R O M I S E GiftCard $25 You could earn a $25 Gift Card when you share your TriVita success story! Would you like to share your story to help others? Send your success story to story@trivita.com or call us at 1-800-693-4083. If we use your success story, we will send you a $25 GIFT CARD as a thank you. ThisGiftCardisgoodforanyTriVitaproductorservice.ThisGift Cardisnon-refundableandnotredeemableforcash.Thevalueof thiscardwillnotbereplacedifthecardislostorstolen.ThisGift Cardissubjecttolocal,governmentalandTriVitacurrentterms.
  30. 30. It’s Easter! For many people, Easter is a time of tradition embracing spirituality, family, friends and lots of food. People gather around tables that practically buckle under the weight of the feast; others enjoy picnics, backyard barbeques or Easter egg hunts. No matter what your tradition, you can stay within the bounds of good health by keeping moderation in mind. Stick to reasonable portion sizes; there are always leftovers! We at TriVita wish you a happy, healthy Easter and hope you enjoy these traditional Easter recipes: Favorite holiday recipes for a Honey Glazed Ham Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place ham in roasting pan and bake uncovered for two hours. While ham is baking, combine brown sugar, honey, pineapple juice, lemon juice and mustard in saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer 10 minutes. After two hours of baking, remove ham from oven and brush with glaze. Put ham back in oven for an additional 30-45 minutes and baste with the glaze every 10 minutes. When ham is ready to serve, affix pineapple rings to top of ham with toothpicks. If desired, put cherries in center of pineapple rings. TRIVITATM 10-pound cooked, bone-in ham ½ C brown sugar, packed ¼ C honey 1 C pineapple juice 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon mustard Delicious Deviled Eggs Directions Peel eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and put in medium bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and mix in remaining ingredients. For a creamier taste, add more mayonnaise. For extra zing, add more mustard and/or vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste. When egg yolk mixture is ready, spoon it back into the hollows of the egg whites. Sprinkle tops with paprika if desired. For added presentation, put egg yolk mixture in a decorating bag and use a decorating tip of your choice to fill the egg whites. 6 hard-boiled eggs 2 T Low-fat mayonnaise 1 T Mustard 1 tsp Vinegar Salt and Pepper Paprika (optional) TRIVITATM trivita.com30 l February 2008 trivita.com Not receiving your Weekly Wellness Report? Call 1-800-991-7116 and give us your email address. WEEKLY WELLNESS TOPICS INCLUDE: • Successful Weight Loss • Reducing Bad Cholesterol • Natural Ways to Improve Vision • Healthy Aging • Effective Stress Reduction • And much more. Look for your Weekly Wellness Report – emailed to TriVita Members only at no charge! Each week Dr. Brazos Minshew, TriVita’s Chief Science Officer, writes a Wellness Report filled with critical health information. Dr. Minshew’s interesting, easy-to-understand articles are written exclusively for the Weekly Wellness Report and emailed to TriVita Members. “Your weekly report also includes assessment tools and charts to help you discover your individual wellness levels.” – Dr. Brazos Minshew TriVita’s Weekly Wellness Report by Dr. Minshew Be in theknow, don’tmiss out! joyous Easter

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