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  2. 2. 10 Essentialsfor health and wellnessThe 10 Essentials were created to suitevery Wellness Seeker. Taking even smallsteps in each one will improve your life andwellness in wonderful ways.PhYsICal1. Breathe DeeplyDeep breathing expels body toxinsfaster than any other means.2. Drink WaterGetting enough water provides an instantenergy boost – and you may even eat less.3. sleep PeacefullyEstablishing a bedtime routine will helpyou sleep longer and more soundly.4. eat nutritiouslyChoosing healthy, whole foods minimizesblood sugar swings.5. enjoy activityAn active lifestyle enables everysystem in your body to work better.emotIonal6. Give and receive loveHeart-focused, sincere and positivefeelings boost the immune system.7. Be ForgivingAs you let go of negative feelings towardothers, you will find greater peace and optimism.8. Practice GratitudeGratitude brings instant joy, buildsphysical defenses and reduces stress.9. Develop acceptancePracticing acceptance clears your mind ofneedless anxiety, freeing you to enjoy life.sPIrItUal10. Develop a relationship with GodAs your relationship grows, you will enjoyall the blessings of unconditional love.Pursuing your dreams and goalsDon’t let anything hold you back!by Michael R. Ellison, cEO & founder of TriVita, Inc.What an exciting time of the year. A time when mothers havejust been honored by their children on Mother’s Day and a timewhen birth and new life seem to be evident all around us in nature– again highlighting to us all the importance of mothers.May is the time when we dedicate much of the VitaJournal towomen’s health. We focus our attention on the special formulationsfor women, as well as feature inspiring stories of women involvedwith the TriVita mission of helping others experience wellness.I encourage you to read the article about Tina Gonda on pages 16-17. She is passionate aboutwellness and helping others experience it. I trust many women will be inspired by this month’sarticles about nurturing your dreams and goals and not letting anything hold you back.I like what Eleanor Roosevelt said: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by everyexperience in which you really step up and look fear in the face. You must do the thing youthink you cannot do.” Pursuing wellness and creating greater wealth for your life purposes isan important part of your life at any age. It is not over until it’s over.Susan and I just returned from Hawaii where we met a waitress in a little beach café whoinspired us with her story. She was already a grandmother in her mid 40s, had been divorcedfrom an abusive husband, and had a family to support as a waitress, but was still launching herown Hawaiian shirt clothing line. She radiated with a special glow while telling us she wishedevery woman could just hold on to their dreams and go for it no matter how improbable itlooked. I can’t wait to feature her in an upcoming VitaJournal, as it is an incredible story ofthe pursuit of wellness and purpose. Oh yes, she has been introduced to TriVita andloves our mission.This is such a great time to be involved with TriVita after our successful kickoff of SonoranBloom™ Nopalea™ in Phoenix, Arizona. This product is delivering fantastic wellnessexperiences. Its main benefits are helping reduce inflammation and helping detoxify thebody while helping promote optimal cellular health.We are going across the country introducing the Nopalea product while inviting our Membersto join our Affiliate network in helping share the Nopalea story. We are getting remarkabletestimonials from people who suffer from a wide variety of inflammation-related issues. Onpage 7 you will find a list of cities we are visiting to spend time with our Members – sharingabout the product and the Share and Earn income opportunity. If you live in or near one ofthe cities, this is a great time to meet us and hear about this special product, as well as ask ourChief Science Officer, Brazos Minshew, specific questions about your interests. As our gift toArticle from Michael Ellison continued on page 29...Pursuing wellness and creating greater wealth foryour life purposes is an important part of your life at any age.It is not over until it’s over.trivita.com2 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness
  3. 3. 10 foundationalValuesOurnaturalproductsarefoodbased.Ifyouhaveanyfoodbasedallergies,pleasereadthelabels.StatementsorclaimsinthispublicationhavenotbeenevaluatedbytheFoodandDrugAdministration.Theseproductsarenotintendedtodiagnose,treat,cureorpreventanydisease.4 help lock Out the bone ThiefHow to protect your bonesfrom osteoporosis.8 nopalea™ and Sonoranbloom™ Debut! highlightsof the big Phoenix EventGet ready to Share and Earn withthis phenomenal new product.9 Shocking Stroke StatisticsAnyone can get them – even infants!12 big healthy brainsand Vitamin b-12There’s a strong, positive connection.14 Going Gluten-free MayRelieve allergy ProblemsStart feeling better fast withthese easy, palate-pleasing recipes.16 Tina Says, “We all feelhealthier Than Our years”She credits the 10 Essentials andgreat TriVita products.In thisissue25 TriVita Serves Josh’snutritional needs Whilehe Serves in IraqRegular “CARE” packagesfrom home keep him healthy.30 There’s hope forMigraine SufferersA leading neurologist explainspromising treatments.10 foundationalValues1. Physician-Approved FormulasOur medical board uses their extensive health andnutrition knowledge to approve proprietary TriVitasupplements based on the latest scientific research andthe health and wellness concerns of our Members.2. unique Delivery SystemsUnlike other supplements that can be difficult toabsorb, TriVita supplements are developed formaximum absorption and effect.3. controlled laboratory StudiesSignature products from TriVita undergo medicalstudies and trials at accredited universities andmedical centers to ensure their effectiveness.4. Purest natural ingredientsTriVita uses the highest-quality essential nutrientsavailable to create effective, body-friendly formulaswithout mood altering stimulantsor harmful chemicals.5. Pharmaceutical-Grade QualityWe voluntarily adhere to the strict manufacturingguidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).6. third-Party testing and certificationIn addition to our own quality control, wecommission third-party testing and research toguarantee that our products are full potency andmeet all regulatory standards.7. Quality-controlledPackaging and ProductionSafety is a top priority in our packaging and manufacturing;we inspect each product at least 10 times and use twosafety seals per package on all ingestible products toguarantee safety, freshness and product potency.8. Dedicated to Product innovationTriVita’s commitment to science is a driving forcebehind our superior quality products, from formulationto production. Led by our Chief Science Officer andrenowned nutraceutical pioneers, we put the utmostcare into creating products that deliver positive andlifelong wellness experiences for our Members.9. Medical Advisory BoardTriVita’s advisory panel of Board Certified physiciansprovide us with the latest information on scientificdevelopments and testing methods.10. complete customerSatisfaction GuaranteeWe promise to provide the best customer experiencepossible and offer a 60-Day Money BackGuarantee on all of our products.May 2009 l 3great TriVita products.JoinusataSonoranBloomeventnearyou.6It’snevertooearlytopreventboneloss.15ExcitinghighlightsfromtheSonoranBloomkickoffinPhoenix. 8
  4. 4. trivita.com4 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessFor women, sticks and stones aren’t the big threatto bones – it’s osteoporosis, the disease that has ahorror movie nickname: “the bone thief.” Unlikemost horror movies, though, this health story can havea happy ending.First, a look at just what osteoporosis is, and who it strikes. This“silent disease” has no outward symptoms: it gradually steals massand strength from bones, leaving them porous and weakened. Itsmain targets? The hip, spine and wrist. The damage leaves victimsvulnerable to falls and fractures, and that can lead to even more scarysituations – including death.While “the bone thief” can attack people of any age and either gender,women and mature adults are most likely to be affected. Osteoporosisis not an inevitable part of aging, and it is a big deal. One of the latestin a long line of studies about osteoporosis indicates that in peopleover age 60, any bone fracture dramatically boosts the risk of dying.The Australian study, published in the Journal of the American MedicalAssociation, looked at more than 4,000 people over a period of almost20 years, and found these dramatic results:• After even a minor bone break like a wrist fracture, the riskof death zoomed by 42% in women and 33% in men.• After a hip fracture, women were twice as likely to diethan before, and men, three times as likely to die.• These jumps in death risk lingered for years: 5 years forall fractures, and up to 10 years after a hip fracture.What brings on bone loss?Time steals bone from us all. Around age 30, bone (which is livingtissue made of collagen protein and calcium phosphate, a mineral)reaches a peak of density and strength. After that, bone starts beinglost at a faster rate than it’s created; the process really speeds up aftermenopause, and continues into postmenopause due to decreased levelsof the hormone estrogen.People most at risk are small, thin-boned Caucasian and Asian womenwith a family history of osteoporosis, and their risk increases with age.The bone-breaking risk goes up in general for people who smoke, don’texercise, drink alcohol, take certain medications and don’t get enoughcalcium and Vitamin D.Stop, thief! Detection and preventionSadly, the first clue some people get about osteoporosis stealing theirbones is a sudden fall that fractures a hip or makes a spinal vertebracollapse. At this stage, or before, during a wellness exam, a healthcareprofessional may order a bone mineral density (BMD) test. Thispainless test can detect the current stage of bone loss, or identify boneissues before they become a problem (“osteopenia” or low bone densitycan be a sign of osteoporosis to come).There are medications for osteoporosis, and several other everydayways that everyone can help protect their precious bones. Healthcareprofessionals recommend three main strategies to turn away the bonethief and help stay strong:lock out“the bone thief”Protect your bones from osteoporosisOsteoprosis is not an inevitablepart of aging, and it is a big deal.Women’s health alert:
  5. 5. 1-800-991-7116Help avoidfractures fromweakened boneswith TriVitaBone Builder• Clinically-proven to rebuild bone• Physician-approved formula• Highly absorbable calciumSimply put: Female study participants gainedan average of 6% bone mass after taking TriVitaBone Builder for three to six months.If you are concerned about bone loss or havea family history of bone fragility, get TriVitaBone Builder!TriVita BoneBuilder#30600Non-Member $43.99Member $34.99Redeem with 350 VitaPointsTRY IT TODAY!CALL 1-800-991-7116or visit us at trivita.com1. crank up the calcium. Thismineral is vital to bones; if you don’t getenough over your lifetime, you’re leavingyourself wide open to bone theft. Sincemany people consume less than halfthe recommended amount of calcium,it’s important to take up the slack: eatfoods like low-fat dairy products, darkgreen, leafy vegetables and calcium-fortified foods. Taking quality calciumsupplements is also suggested for manypeople. This is especially important aswe age, because our bodies become lessable to absorb calcium efficiently.2. Dose up on “D.” Vitamin D is a keyplayer in helping absorb calcium andmaintaining bone health. We get it viasunlight and foods like egg yolks andliver. D supplements are smart for many,especially older people and anyone duringwinter months who tends to stay indoors.3. Bone up on exercise. Any activitythat has you working against gravity isworking for your bone health; it’s calledweight-bearing exercise. You don’t haveto lift weights or run marathons: justwalk, hike, jog, climb stairs, play tennisor dance.Bonus: Since exercise helps improve yourmuscle tone and strength, coordinationand balance, it boosts your overallhealth. And, with stronger muscles andbetter balance, you’ll help avoid the fallsthat can lead to fractures.Stay safe to help stay healthySince falling down can fracture bones, avoidingfalls is especially important for anyone withweak or brittle bones. This is why exercise isso helpful to stay balanced and coordinated. Inaddition, these tips can help you stay uprightand safe:• If needed, use a cane or walkerfor added stability.• Wear traction-soled shoes.• When sidewalks are slippery,walk on grass.• Tread carefully on polished floors thatcan be dangerously slick when wet.• Indoors, avoid walking in socksor slick-soled slippers.• Don’t use scatter rugs. All carpets andarea rugs should either have skid-proofbacking or be secured to the floor.• If possible, have handrails on bothsides of stairways.Here’s a glimpse of the impact ofosteoporosis in North America alone:• Affects 44 million Americans,68% of them women.• Affects some 1.4 million Canadians:one in four women and more thanone in eight men over age 50.• One of every two women andone in four men over 50 in theU.S. will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lives.• Almost all of the 30,000 yearly hipfractures in Canada are caused byosteoporosis. By the year 2030, thenumber is expected to quadruple.the bone toll in northAmerica: $15.9 billion123Buy OneBoneBuilderget the second one50% oFFgood through 5-31-09
  6. 6. As we introduce our new Sonoran Bloom™ Nopalea™When you attend this short 90-minute event, you’ll receive:• a fREE 32 oz bottle of Sonoran bloom nopalea, TriVita’s delicious new wellness drink• a free DVD: “The healing Plants of the Sonoran Desert.” Learn about the desert plantsused by native peoples for centuries – that are now available in Sonoran Bloom Nopalea.Get a Free gift package for attending!if you want greaterwellness, you will wantto experience SonoranBloom at this excitingevening event!Joinusforoneexcitingnight...Attend an event in a city near you!You’ll meet TriVita CEO Michael Ellison and hear the compelling story that led to the discovery of Sonoran Bloom. Plus, talk withChief Science Officer Brazos Minshew as he shares the history of the healing plants of the Sonoran Desert. Discover how SonoranBloom Nopalea can help:• Protect against premature aging:Hear about the amazing, rare antioxidant found in SonoranDesert plants – now available in Sonoran Bloom Nopalea• Reduce harmful inflammation:Learn about inflammation’s link to disease and how TriVita’snew wellness drink can help reduce it in your body• Promote optimal cellular health:Discover why cellular health is critical to your overall wellnessand how Nopalea can help• Detoxify your body:Find out how TriVita’s wellness drink can help cleanse yourbody of dangerous elements that build up over timetrivita.com6 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessTriVita CEO Michael Ellison and Chief Science Officer BrazosMinshew are traveling around the U.S. and Canada to introduceTriVita’s new wellness drink and the new Share and Earn incomeopportunity. Learn how you can earn extra income whilehelping to bring this exciting new product to market!
  7. 7. And, if you want extra income,you will want to share Sonoran bloom™Nopalea™Join us as we launch this exciting new product throughoutnorth America!With TriVita’s Share and Earn Program, you can earn the incomeyou desire. It is simple and easy. No selling – only sharing thefascinating Sonoran Bloom DVD with others.Plus, with triVita’s ShareandEarn Program, you get:• The satisfaction of knowing you’re helping othersexperience wellness• Generous compensation• Step-by-step training• Tools to make sharing easy• Support from TriVita’s Affiliate Member networkRegistration for this exciting 90-minuteevent is free – bring a guest!with others!City Event Date RegistrationDeadlineToronto, ON June 2 May 28Winnipeg, MB June 3 May 28Calgary, AB June 4 May 28Vancouver, BC June 16 June 11Seattle, WA June 17 June 11Portland, OR June 18 June 11Denver, CO June 30 June 25Boise, ID July 1 June 25Registration is now open for these cities:1-800-991-7116 May 2009 l 7sPaCe Is lImIteD!REGISTER TODAY!trivitatour.comOR CALL 1-800-tRiVitAMay 2009 lRSVP to get aFREE BOTTLEAND DVDat the event for youand your guest!
  8. 8. 8 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessNopalea™takes off!Formula for excitement: Packhundreds of Affiliates andsoon-to-be Affiliates into aposh Phoenix hotel ballroom, add thespark of the biggest product launchin TriVita history, stir up with high-octane presentations and stand back!That “Boom!” you may have heard inearly spring was the explosion of theNorth American launch of Nopalea,kicking off the Sonoran Bloom™product line. Cheering attendees gavestanding ovations as TriVita leadersshared the great health news behindthe new wellness drink, and theenormous profit potential of the newShare and Earn Bonus Program.Inspired by CEO Michael Ellison,Senior Vice President Marcus Ellison,Chief Science Officer Brazos Minshewand several other key speakers,the crowd left with a free bottle ofNopalea, DVDs, brochures and a driveto share the wellness experience andearn like never before.See page 6 and 7 for details about the SonoranBloom Tour now underway; visit sonoranbloom.comfor more on how you can share the launch explodes in Phoenix;north american tours ready to rollPamela Moody and Brazos MinshewSusan Ellison and the TriVita teamMichael R. EllisonRudy Ruettiger“I wanted to be part of this breakthrough. If you careabout yourself and you care about others, you can’tmiss the Sonoran Bloom Opportunity Tour when itcomes to your area.”JaCkie m. – St. louiS, mo“I’m thrilled about the potential to benefit people,as well as the profit potential.”Jim h. – winniPeG, mB“I came here because of the passion, ethics andattitude of everyone at TriVita. To anyone whocouldn’t be at the Phoenix event, I have one wordabout the Sonoran Bloom Opportunity Tour: Go!”Jeanene m. – temeCula, Ca“There’s so much excitement about the product andwhat it can do, healthwise. I’m interested in it froma personal aspect, to help with arthritis, as well asa business opportunity. I’ve started calling peopletoday to tell them about it.”CaRmelo R. – BRawleY, Ca“Nopalea tastes great – it tastes powerful; I love it!Share and Earn is great because sharing isn’t selling.”DaViD e. – CaRlSBaD, Va“I’m excited about helping others get healthywith this fantastic new product.”kaRen m. – GilBeRt, aZ“Nopalea will be a life-changing product tothousands, if not millions of people.”FReD G. – RaPiD CitY, SD“This presentation was invaluable because it gave methe knowledge to share the Sonoran Nopalea storywith others. Now, I’m going to tell everyone I knowthat they simply must try this product.”SuSan w. – SeBaStian, Fl
  9. 9. Call toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116.Help reduce the risk of degenerativediseases by taking HCY Guard® daily• HCY Guard has been clinically-proven to lower dangeroushomocysteine levels 30-40% in just 42 days• Taken daily, HCY Guard ensures that you continue tomaintain healthy homocysteine levels• HCY Guard has an exclusive blend of nutrients, specificallychosen for their ability to protect against homocysteineescaping into your bloodstreamHCY Guard®#30460Non-Member $29.99Member $23.99Redeem with 240 VitaPointsThere are two basic types of stroke: ischemicand hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are far morecommon and occur when a blood clot stopscirculation to an area of the brain. It blocksyour blood from delivering nutrients and life-sustaining oxygen to delicate brain tissuesdownstream. In minutes the brain tissue dies.Stroke becomes more common the older we get.Yet, 28% of those having a stroke are under age65. In fact, stroke can even occur in a fetus stillin the womb! What are some of the causes ofstrokes among the young?the age differenceIt’s true that people most at risk for strokes areolder adults, particularly those with high bloodpressure, who are sedentary, overweight, smokeor have diabetes. However, the exact same riskfactors that cause strokes in older adults causestrokes in younger people.It is more common for younger men to suffera stroke than younger women. It is more likelythat a person who is a member of certain racialminority groups will suffer a stroke than aCaucasian. The greatest disparity in risk occursin young African-Americans who are two tothree times more likely to experience a strokethan their Caucasian peers.Vascular disease and high blood pressure arecommon risk factors for strokes. High bloodpressure contributes to 70% of all strokes.Smoking and drug abuse dramatically increasethe likelihood of strokes. Stress, depression andmigraines also contribute to stroke risk.Solutions to strokesLifestyle modifications can really help you reduceyour risk of a stroke. If you eat a diet full of fruitsand vegetables, low in salt and bad fats, you willreduce your risk. Exercising every day will reduceyour risk. Of course, abusing drugs, includingtobacco and alcohol, must be strictly avoided.Losing weight, achieving optimum fat-to-leanratio and stabilizing blood sugar and cholesterolare all important steps in reducing your risk.In addition, nearly all people at risk for strokes –young or old – have disturbances in theirblood chemistry. A homocysteine level above10 umol/L increases your risk; the higher thenumber, the greater your risk. Fortunately, strokerisk can be reduced among young and old with afew, special nutrients – especially HCY Guard®.Lives can be saved for literally pennies a day!S.t.R.o.k.E. – Remember the firstthree letters... S.t.R.Many effects of a stroke can be reversed if it isquickly recognized, diagnosed and treated. Nowdoctors say you can often recognize a stroke byasking three simple questions:S Ask the individual to SMILE.T Ask the person to TALK and speaka simple sentence coherently.R Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE ofthese tasks, call 911 immediately and describethe symptoms to a dispatcher.Strokes don’t just affect older peopleanybody can have a stroke – even an infant!By Brazos Minshew, Chief Science Officerone stroke thathit close to homeTriVita’s own keala Stanthad a stroke at age 28Many people think that strokes only happento the old and infirm. In fact, anyone –even infants – can have them. Keala Stant,operations manager for TriVita’s Care Center,can attest to that. At age 28, this otherwisehealthy mother of two children suffered astroke that seemed to come out of nowhere.“I always considered myself athletic so it wasunexpected,” she says. “Later, I discoveredthat I had certain conditions that increasedmy chances for a stroke, including migraineheadaches and a heart defect.”Keala was getting ready for work one morningin September 2008 when she had difficultytalking and her left side went numb.Assuming that she would feel better, Kealawent ahead and dropped her kids off atschool. However, once she arrived at workKeala’s condition worsened and she realizedshe needed help. Keala was able to call anambulance and she was rushed to thehospital, where extensive tests revealedthat she had suffered a stroke.Luckily, Keala’s recovery was quick. Her speechquickly returned to normal and the feeling inher fingers and hand eventually came back.Keala also had surgery to repair her heart. She istremendously grateful to her TriVita co-workerswho held a prayer session on her behalf. “I don’tthink I would have done as well without theirprayers,” says Keala. “Now I’m taking actionto make sure this doesn’t happen again bywatching what I eat and exercising 30 minutesa day.”str
  10. 10. Heather Andrews,Member“I have finally come to therealization of how much mymother means to me. As astay-at-home mom of threechildren, I am now remindedof how much she did for meand my siblings. She was also a stay-at-homemother of three. We went hiking and swimmingevery weekend and rode horses and dirt bikes.I truly show my appreciation and love to herregularly. I call my mother at least every otherday. I never forget her birthday or anniversary.When the kids and I go to the park we alwayscall to see if she would like to join us; whenthe parade comes every summer she’s invited,and of course every fall we go to the fairtogether. Every spring the kids and I spendseveral days helping my mom clean her flowerbeds and start her garden. I occasionally buymy mom a bouquet of flowers, but I feel thatthe time my mother and I spend together isthe most valuable gift. I always tell my mother Ilove her and always thank her for all her help.”Susan Wright,affiliate Member“My mom is the type ofwoman who ‘never needsanything,’ so it took me untilmy late 20’s to learn how mymother received appreciation.I think this is a key factor inour relationships as everyone is different.How I like to show appreciation isn’t alwaysthe way that is important or most effective tosomeone else. So when I learned that my motherloves to receive gifts (could be a wildflowerpicked by the stream) I started sending her little‘just because’ gifts throughout the year (couldjust be a card letting her know I appreciate her).For major holidays like Mother’s Day andher birthday, I really try to pick a gift throughher eyes – what is it she would really like ifshe were here doing the picking for herself.”Janine theiss,TriVita Employee“My mother is the mostimportant woman in mylife. Growing up as a younggirl my mom was alwaysthere for me to talk with,share special times and bemy all-around best friend. She was a hugesupport for me and I always respected heropinion and wanted her approval.In September 1988 at age 22 I was diagnosedwith cancer. My mom was there holdingmy hand the whole way. She took me to mydoctor’s appointments and told me I was goingto be OK. Within two months I had alreadyhad five surgeries to try and clear the cancer.The week before Thanksgiving I went in formy final surgery. Still my mom kept telling meI was going to be OK.Waking up from that surgery, I rememberher leaning over my bed with tears in hereyes telling me she wished it was her in thatbed and not me. She rubbed my face so gentlyand said with a quiver in her voice, ‘Janine,you’re going to be OK now.’ I have been freeand clear from cancer for 20 years because mymom told me I was going to be OK. Mothersknow everything. I call my mother everymorning at 7:15 a.m. on my way to work tosee what she is doing for the day and if thereis anything we need to catch up on.She is the Angel that watches over me.I LOVE YOU MOM!”Each month a Member,Affiliate Member andTriVita employee sharetheir insights on health,wellness and moreThis new monthly feature creates anopen forum for Members, AffiliateMembers and TriVita staff to respondto a variety of provocative questionsabout a wide range of subjects. Join thediscussion! Your response could earnyou a $25 TriVitaGift Card; seedetails at the endof this article.Mother’s Day is a timeof commemoration and celebrationfor Mom. For many, it is a timeof breakfast in bed, family get-togethers and gift giving. Regardlessof how it is observed, Mother’s Dayprovides the perfect opportunity forus to pay tribute to our moms.How do you show appreciation to your mother?GiftCard$25We invite you to answerour upcoming question:“Whatareyoudoingtokeepyourhearthealthy?”Yourresponsecouldearnyoua$25TriVitaGiftCard!Just email your response to,or write to: VitaJournal, 16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop,Ste. 950, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Please include yourMember ID, your address and daytime phone number(along with email address, if you have one).Note:Whenyousubmitaletteroremail,youarealsogivingTriVitafullrightstoit,includingtherighttopublishitinfuturepublicationsandtoedititasneeded.This month’s question:trivita.com10 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessEmbracingWELLNESS
  11. 11. 1-800-991-7116Bicycling is a great aerobic exercise thatis easy on the body. And, not only willyou burn calories, but you can enjoy theoutdoors at the same time. Enjoy biking alone orwith friends and family. But first, here are sometips to get you started.Picking the right bikeDepending on your fitness and comfort level,as well as where you want to ride, you havenumerous bicycle options – everything from“comfort” bikes to mountain bikes. Visit localbike shops and research online to find out what’savailable. Check consumer ratings to find outwhich bikes others have been pleased with –and which ones to avoid.Most importantly, you will want to consultan experienced salesperson to help you findthe bike that’s right for you: the right type –and the right fit. If you don’t have the right sizebike, injuries and accidents are more likely tooccur. Above all, pick a bike that is comfortable,especially the seat. If possible, try to rent a bikesimilar to the one you’re interested in; take it fora test run to see how it works for you.Safety first: wear a helmetA bike helmet is a must. Be sure to choose onethat is certified by the Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC) or the American NationalStandards Institute (ANSI). Also, make sure it:• Sits level on your head• Fits snugly• Is brightly colored for increased visibilityGetting startedIf you’re not used to riding, don’t try to go formiles on your first ride – unless you want to beso sore the next day that you can’t move! Startout reasonably and gradually increase your paceand distance.It’s always fun to exercise with friends. Considerjoining a biking club in your area. A quickInternet search or visit to a bike shop can helpyou find a biking group. The Internet and bikeshops are also great resources for bikepath/trail information.Be sure to follow state and local laws governingbiking – both in the city and on trails. Theselaws may include everything from where you canlegally ride your bike to which safety equipmentis required.log miles – without leavingyour homeIf you prefer to exercise indoors or if you havebalance problems, you can get all the benefits ofbicycling without leaving your home. Stationarybikes are a great exercise tool you can use fromthe comfort of your home – and, bad weatherwon’t stop you!Check with local sports equipment retailersto find the best stationary bike for you.Recumbent bikes are becoming very popular;they have a more comfortable seat thantraditional stationary bikes and put evenless strain on your joints.If you’re feeling adventurous, try a spin classat your gym. Accompanied by music, a spininstructor will lead you through differentworkouts that simulate hills, sprints and more.It’s a great workout – and you can meet newfriends at the same time.• Ride defensively; assume carsdon’t see you• Ride with traffic, never against it• Obey traffic signs and signals• Wear a helmet• Make sure you have a headlight andrear reflectors for night riding• Keep your bike in good condition• Use hand signals to let others knowyour intentions• Wear reflective clothing• In town, ride on the far right unlessturning left• On trails, yield to pedestrians and horses• Stay off sidewalks; they are moredangerous to bikers than the street• Ride in bike lanes where availableMay 2009 l 11BikinG SAFEtY tiPSA bike helmetis a must. Be sureto choose onethat is certified...Biking to Better HealthEnjoy the outdoors with this low-impact exercise
  12. 12. Scott Conard, M.D., is the founder of TienaHealth,an organization of medical doctors in primarycare practice who emphasize healthy lifestylesto maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considereda national expert on disease prevention.TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials.Scott Conard, M.D.Founder, TienaHealthIf you’ve been supplementing withVitamin B-12, you know whyyou continue to make this smarthealth move. You may find that thisamazing vitamin helps you stay upbeatand maintain a balanced mood, keepenergy levels steady throughout theday, stay mentally sharp and enhancememory. But the potential benefitsdon’t stop there. Research continuesto find new and exciting connectionsbetween B-12 and many aspects ofgood health, and I’d like to focus onone in particular that made headlinesjust a few months ago.It was a small but significant study, publicizedin medical journals and some mass media.From the University of Oxford, England camethis dramatic finding: People with lower levels ofVitamin B-12 were six times more likely to havebrain volume loss (also called brain erosion) thanthose with higher B-12 levels.This was a long-term study, spanning five years,involving 107 adults ages 61 to 87. The objectivewas plain and simple: What’s the link betweenVitamin B-12 levels and brain erosion? To findthe answer, according to results published inthe medical journal Neurology, participantsunderwent annual blood tests, MRIs, physicalexams and memory tests. None of the studysubjects had any impairment in mental functionwhen they began the project.Less B-12 equals more brain erosionAt the end of the five years, all the participantshad B-12 levels within the normal range;however, the differences in brain volume weresignificant between those in the normal-lowrange and those in the normal-high range.Again, those people with the lowest levelsof B-12 were six times more likely to suffermeasurable brain erosion than those with thehighest levels.As an advocate of B-12 supplementation withTriVita’s unique, quality formulations, I wasthrilled – but frankly not surprised – to learnabout this latest evidence.For some time, clinical evidence has shownthat those who have a B-12 deficiency canexperience symptoms caused by decreasedmental and nerve functioning. These symptomscan include mental confusion and forgetfulness,mood swings and even psychotic behavior likeseeing and/or hearing things.Because of these associations, one of the firstthings I do when people complain of theseproblems is make sure they are getting enoughof the essential vitamins like B-12.Why many are at riskof B-12 deficiencyIf you’re over 40, a strict vegetarian, or haveB-12 updateby Dr. Scott ConardResearch shows the positive connectionBig, healthy brains and B-12...clinical evidence has shownthat those who have a B-12deficiency can experiencesymptoms caused by decreasedmental and nerve functioning.trivita.com12 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness
  13. 13. Faster-acting, longer-lastingand more potent than ever beforewith three times the Vitamin B-12TriVita Super Sublingual B-12 helps you achieve:• Sustained mental energy, stamina and alertness• Improved mood with a more positive outlook on life• Greater mental focus, clarity and concentration• Sharper memory with less forgetfulnessPlus, Super Sublingual B-12 gives your brainand nerves the essential nutrients they need tohelp replenish brain fuel and help repair damaged nerves.And all this is yours with a convenient, once-a-day tablet.Alfred Libby, M.D. – Inventor of TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic AcidDr. Libby, a renowned nutraceutical pioneer, worked to help hundreds of patients feel betterevery day. An associate of Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Laureate), Dr. Libby developed thisunique, sublingual delivery system for his own patients. It was known to give similarmental energy results as B-12 shots, but without the shots’ added pain and expense. Alfred Libby, M.D.SUPER SUBLINGUALB-12AVAILABLEEXCLUSIVELY FROMTRIVITATriVita SuperSublingual B-12#33356Non-Member $28.99Member $22.99Redeem with 230 VitaPointsTriVita SuperSPECIALPRICEthyroid, liver or kidney problems, you’re atrisk for B-12 deficiency. As we age, our bodiesmay become less able to absorb some vitaminsefficiently, especially in the case of VitaminB-12. Without enough B-12, other vitaminslike folate and B-6 cannot function normallywithin the body.As a doctor, I know the importance ofmaintaining appropriate levels of theseessential vitamins, especially Vitamin B-12.That’s why I applaud those who supplementtheir healthy diets with TriVita SublingualB-12 products, and encourage others to seehow they might benefit, too.Unlike injections, or pills that you swallow,Sublingual B-12 dissolves under the tongue.That’s the painless, easy way to make sureit gets into your bloodstream to give youmaximum absorption and maximum benefit.On top of all the other proven benefits ofB-12, who wouldn’t also want their brain tostay the biggest and healthiest it could be?SUCCESS STORIES“I was at my worst and the Super B-12turned all of that around.”“About a year ago I had a lot ofanxiety issues because I wasa college professor, who wassimultaneously writing severalbooks, being a mom and alsoa wife. Needless to say, I wasunder a lot of stress!I went to many doctors – some as a friend, someas a patient. They would all keep telling me thatI have depression, anxiety or that it was in myhead. Basically, I had all these labels put on me,but what I knew was that I was very TIRED – I feltlike I was constantly dragging.When TriVita started offering Super SublingualB-12, I ordered it and immediately began to feellike another person. Since then, my mood hasbeen more stable, I sleep better and I’m feelingmore energy! I am exercising more and evenlosing weight because now I have the energy andstamina to exercise for a longer period of time.My clarity of mind is also back!Based upon my results, I’ve become passionateabout this tremendous Super Sublingual B-12product. I know many women like me and I wantto reach out to them and let them know aboutit. Even people who know me ask, ‘Oh, did youtake your B-12 today?’ because they can tell thedifference. When I was not taking it, I was crabby,cranky and miserable. I was at my worst and theSuper B-12 turned all of that around. It keeps mefrom being irritable and helps me be more calmand happier. Just one Super B a day makes aworld of difference.”eVa w. – BlanDon, PaFor maximum sustainedmental energy takeTriVita SuperSublingual B-121-800-991-7116Call toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116or visit us at
  14. 14. Going gluten-free may helpwith allergiesBy Christa Orecchio, Certified Clinical Nutritionist,Holistic Health CounselorGluten, as youmay know, isthe protein inwheat, rye and barleythat causes intestinalproblems for peoplewho are allergic toit. Since it’s found inmost of the grain-based products weeat like bread and pasta, it can betricky to avoid.Studies from the Celiac Disease Foundationindicate that 1 in 167 children and 1 in 111adults have gluten allergies, yet most takeyears to figure it out. Knowing the symptomsof a gluten allergy can speed up your diagnosisprocess so you can start feeling better fast. Anyof the following concerns are good reasons totest for gluten sensitivity/intolerance:• Chronic fatique syndrome• Mouth ulcers• Unexplained weight loss• Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms• Anemia• Crohn’s Disease• Diverticulitus• Attention Deficit Disorder• Depression• Skin problems• Autism• IrritabilityThe fastest way to diagnose a gluten allergy(or any other food allergy) is to get a FoodSensitivity Test done to see exactly which foodsyou are allergic to and how allergic you are.These blood serum tests cost between $125-$250.Happily, there are increasingly more gluten-freeoptions available in health food stores, andthese products will soon make their way ontothe shelves of conventional grocery stores. In aneconomy where grocery store sales are reporteddown in all categories, sales of gluten-free foodsare up, and steadily climbing.Gluten-free eating requires education and abit of vigilance at first. It is important to knowthat oats, rye and barley contain gluten. Thefood manufacturers can have many names forgluten, including but not limited to hydrolyzedplant or vegetable protein, MSG, malt, maltflavoring, durum and semolina. However, thereare many delicious whole foods alternativesto choose from. With a little knowledge ofwhat you can eat and where to find gluten-freeproducts and recipes, you will soon adapt tothis new lifestyle and will be feeling betterthan you thought possible.For those who love to bake, gluten-free bakingis a bit of an art form, but can be done. Glutenis that magic element that adds structure andstability to desserts and breads, making themchewy. Rest assured you don’t need to sacrificethat delightful consistency. Here is a greatgluten-free flour recipe:Alison’s Gluten-Free Baking Mix4 cups brown rice flour4 cups tapioca flour2 cups potato starch (not potato flour)2 cups arrowroot powderCombine all ingredients. When convertingyour own recipes, use a blend of half gluten-freebaking mix and half whole-grain gluten-freeflour, except for pastry recipes, such as pie crust,when the mix should be used as is.Quinoa Almond Blueberry MuffinsPreheat oven to 350 degrees.Add to bowl:6 eggs1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified1/2 tsp. vanilla2 tsp. alcohol-free almond extract2 Tbs. honey or agaveBeat with electric mixer, then add:6 Tbs. almond butter1/2 tsp. sea salt1/2 tsp. cinnamon4 Tbs. coconut flour, sifted1 cup quinoa flakes2 tsp. baking powder2 tsp. baking sodaBeat again. Stir in 1 cup chopped or sliverednuts and blueberries.Fill unbleached paper muffin cups about 3/4 full.Bake for 15 minutes. trivita.com14 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessChrista OrecchioGluten-free eating requires educationand a bit of vigilance at first.
  15. 15. 1-800-991-7116 May 2009 l 15the calcium debate –and what it means to youCalcium is an essential nutrient for all animaland plant life. It begins life as a mineral calledcalcium carbonate – a rock. Plants extractcalcium salts (calcium chloride) and use themin creating energy. As the food chain continues,herbivores (plant-eating animals) consume theplants and concentrate the calcium into bothliquid and solid states. Solid calcium helps createhard, compact tissues like teeth and bones.Liquid calcium resides inside your cells, nervesand all of your muscles – including your heart!Every time a muscle contracts it uses calcium.There is also calcium in your bloodstream.The debate about calcium begins with thesource: Is calcium from stone (carbonate), oystershell or eggshell as good as calcium from fruitsand vegetables? Is calcium from milk and beefequivalent to calcium from nuts and fish? Thereis no simple answer; however, certain forms ofcalcium are good for certain applications.Calcium from bone meal and MCHC(found in abundance in VitaCal-Mag D) helpsstrengthen teeth and bones. Studies have shownthat MCHC may improve and increase bonedensity as much as 6% in a single year! Let merepeat this: In clinical trials where bone densityis measured, the greatest benefits to our teethand bones came from MCHC. There’s anotherreason for the high quality of VitaCal-Mag D; itcontains five different forms of chelated calciumfor maximum absorption.Reversing osteoporosisMCHC is the specific collagen in yourbones. You’ll find it in both VitaCal-Mag Dand TriVita’s Bone Builder. It makes senseto supplement your bones with this specialcollagen. Even more remarkable is the fact thatpeople who take enough MCHC build new,healthy bone cells even into their senior years.Homocysteine (HCY) breaks up collagen andreducing HCY is critical to preventing osteo-porosis. TriVita’s Bone Builder is the perfectpartner to HCY Guard®because it includesnutrients that help reduce homocysteine.Reducing the effect of stress is important inconserving your bones. When you are understress your body’s response is to steal mineralsfrom your bones to fuel the “fight or flight”response. TriVita’s Bone Builder contains theamino acid GABA, which helps reduce thiseffect of cortisol and allows minerals to goback into your bones when you sleep.Speaking of sleep, your body produces a hormonecalled NAMOT (related to melatonin) when youare in a deep sleep. This hormone signals yourbones to begin repairing themselves. Metho-xytryptamine (5MT) is the protein that yourpituitary gland uses to produce NAMOT, and weinclude this vital protein in TriVita’s Bone Builder.Growing new boneThe best way to manage osteoporosis is toprevent it. Children and adults up to age 30should take a calcium, magnesium and VitaminD supplement every day. I also encourage peopleto focus their diet on leafy, green vegetables, getat least 20 minutes of direct sunshine on 40% oftheir body every day and perform weight-bearingexercises most days of the week.Regardless of your age or bone density you canslow bone loss, delay the disease process ofosteoporosis and start producing new, healthybone cells. TriVita’s VitaCal-Mag D is ideal forpeople under 30 years old and those with thelowest risk factors. TriVita’s Bone Builder isdesigned for people over 30 who have risk factorsfor osteoporosis.The good news is that you can add back up to6% of new, healthy bone mass every year if youfollow these steps – no matter how old you areor how thin your bones are. Turn back the clockon osteoporosis with proper lifestyle choice andintense nutrition.Go to page 5 to find out about our great savingson one of TriVita’s high quality calcium products.Start rebuilding andnourishing bones atan early ageTriVita makes two outstanding bone health supplements:Vitacal-Mag D™ and bone builderBy Brazos Minshew, Chief Science Officernormal WeakenedBone can add back up to 6% of new,healthy bone mass every year...Microscopic View
  16. 16. trivita.com16 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and WellnessTina feels blessed by hercontinued good fortune.She is a successful business-woman who is prospering withseveral entrepreneurial ventures.Tina and her husband, Mark, are theproud parents of a happy, healthy10-year-old boy. She is completelydedicated to good health andstrongly believes in the rejuvenatingpower of TriVita® products. “I can’teven begin to describe how muchthese products have enhanced ourquality of life,” she exclaims. “We allfeel so much healthier since TriVitabecame part of our lives, and I’mthrilled this is the sort of companythat allows me to share my productexperience with others.”Tina first discovered TriVita when she waslooking for potential health solutions onthe Internet. She became intrigued by thecompany and went on an immediate “crashcourse” to learn everything she could aboutTriVita. “I was very impressed by their 10Essentials for Health and Wellness,” saysTina. “These simple, yet powerful thoughtsare the summation of everything I’ve tried toaccomplish in my own life. I have embracedwellness, and these basic principles help mefocus on what’s really important in my life.”She is especially enthusiastic about Essential#2, Drink Water – because fresh, pure wateris critical to the health of internal organs andskin. About Essential #3, Sleep Peacefully –Tina says, “Getting a good night’s sleep reallyimproves my mood and overall energy.”She reserves her strongest praise for Essential#10 – Develop a Relationship with God. Tinastarts out each day by writing in a devotionalbook. She is pleased to be associated with acompany that acknowledges the importanceof spiritual beliefs.not just another vitamin pillBefore Tina found out about TriVita, sheregularly shopped for nutritional supplementsat local health food stores. But now thatshe’s done her homework Tina realizes thebig difference between TriVita productsand many other store-bought brands. Thesehigh standards are summarized by the 10Foundational Values (found on page 3), whichinclude physician-approved formulas, purenatural ingredients and pharmaceutical-gradequality. Her favorite TriVita products include:Super Sublingual B-12“This is one amazing product,” she says.“I could feel the difference only days afterstarting it. Super Sublingual B-12 hasdramatically improved my mental clarityand overall mood without making me overlystimulated. There’s a real epidemic of lowShe credits the 10 Essentials, great TriVita productsand lots of activity for her family’s good healthTina says,“We all feelhealthier thanour years!”
  17. 17. energy, depression and poor focus in NorthAmerica – and many more people needto experience this wonderful product forthemselves. It’s been so gratifying to shareSuper Sublingual B-12 with others and hearabout their tremendous product experience.”omegaPrime®Tina understands how important it is toinclude essential fatty acids in the diet. Theremay be many options on the shelves, butOmegaPrime is her first choice. Why? Becausethis product offers high quality ingredients,including a premier blend of essential fattyacids from fish, flaxseed, evening primrose andperilla seed oil. “My hair and skin look betterthan ever since I started taking OmegaPrime,”she enthuses. “I also know that OmegaPrimeis really good for my heart.”VitaDaily AM/PM™This vitamin is on Tina’s “must take”list because it includes 25 whole foodconcentrates, 13 vitamins and 5 minerals.Plus, each multi-vitamin is scientifically-formulated and physician-approved. Nosynthetic vitamins for her!Adaptogen 10 Plus®She says simply, “I love it. A one-ounceserving is really good for my immune systemand digestion.” Tina has noticed thatAdaptogen 10 Plus helps with her stress.Energy now!®“I’m a real go-getter,” Tina explains, “butsometimes even my energy flags. That’s whenI reach for Energy Now! instead of coffee. Itdoesn’t interfere with my sleep or give me thejitters. I get a nice little boost of energy andthe healthy ingredients, including green teaand CoQ-10 are really good for me.”Digestive complexTina notes that this product offers enzymesand probiotics that are excellent for thedigestive system and help fight off badbacteria. She even bought a bottle for hermother who just raves about the product.Vital c crystal tabletsTina regularly takes these easy-to-swallowtablets at night to help protect her heart. Shesays, “I want to look as young as I can andVital C helps with the health of my skin.”nutraFruits™Tina feels a real boost after taking thisvitamin-rich product. She recommendsthe following recipe: mix one scoop ofNutraFruits, one scoop of the LeanologyShake mix and one ounce of Adaptogen 10Plus into water. “It goes down real easy,”she says. “I feel just great after taking thisdelicious shake.”two more big fans:her husband and son“Whatever Tina takes, hubby takes,” she says.Her husband, Mark has added Daily MenFormula™ to his nutritional regimen. Mark’sdoctor praised his good health during hisannual exam and encouraged him to “keepdoing whatever you’re doing.” He’s an avidroad cyclist, so good nutrition is essential tohis active lifestyle.Tina is especially thrilled with the academicprogress of her 10-year-old son, Marcus, sincehe started taking Sublingual B-12. “Withinthree weeks of taking Sublingual B-12 therewas a big improvement in my son’s schoolwork,” she relates. “Marcus is also sleepingmuch better at night.”Of course, Tina understands that it takesmuch more than supplements to enjoy goodhealth. All three family members enjoy bikeriding, walking and boating. Says Tina, “Ijust love enjoying the great outdoors with myfamily.” She also has her own fitness routinewhich includes the spin bike, treadmill andweight system.Above all, Tina associates with like-mindedpeople who are positive and committed towellness. “I don’t focus on all the doomand gloom in the daily news,” Tina says,“just the possibilities of living a life filledwith purpose.”May 2009 l 17“I don’t focus on all the doomand gloom in the daily news,just the possibilities of livinga life filled with purpose.”Tina and herfamily love to gobike riding.
  18. 18. Improve and Protect your Eyesight!VisionGuard is formulated using the latest scienceEach serving of TriVita’s VisionGuard has20 milligrams of lutein, the most importantnutrient for healthy eyesight.Plus, we’ve added other eye-specific antioxidantsto help your eyes defend themselves againsttime and damaging pollutants.TRY IT TODAY! CALL 1-800-991-7116 or visit us at trivita.comVisionGuard#30570Non-Member $34.99Member $27.99Redeem with 280 VitaPointsMany of us take our vision for granted – untilwe start to notice that we can’t see street signsas well as we used to or that we have to bringmenus and books a little bit closer to read.Although vision does tend to worsen over time,we can take proactive steps today to keep oureyes as healthy as possible tomorrow.the sun: eye enemy #1As people head out to enjoy warmer weather,there’s often something they forget to take withthem: eye protection. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV)rays can be just as harmful to your eyes as itcan be to your skin. In fact, it can actually burnyour corneas. Over time, the cumulative damagecaused by UV rays can result in cataracts,macular degeneration and even blindness.As you head outside, take steps to help preventUV damage and keep your eyes healthy.• Select sunglasses that block 99% to100% of UV rays.• For added protection, wear a hat thatcovers your eyes.• Wear sunglasses even on overcastdays and in the winter.• Don’t judge sunglasses by their color orcost; wear sunglasses that block UV rays.• Protect your children and grandchildrenfrom harmful UV rays. Supply them withsunglasses and hats, eye strainIf you work at a computer all day, or even spenda few hours a day in front of one, you know thatit can make your eyes hurt. Blurriness, drynessand even less acute vision can result. These tipsand exercises from the National Institutes ofHealth Division of Occupational Health andSafety can give your eyes a much-needed break:Monitors and eye glare• Position monitors away from directlighting which creates excessive glareor use a glare filter over the monitor• The top of the viewing screen shouldbe at eye level when the user is sittingin an upright position (Bifocal wearersmay need to lower the monitor a coupleof inches)• Close drapes/blinds to reduce glareEye exercises and stretches• Blinking and yawning (produces tearsto help moisten and lubricate the eyes)• Expose eyes to natural lightEye movements1. Close eyes2. Slowly and gently move eyes up to theceiling, then slowly down to the floor3. Repeat three times4. Close eyes5. Slowly and gently move eyes tothe left, then slowly to the right6. Repeat three timesFocus change1. Hold one finger a few inches awayfrom the eye2. Focus on the finger3. Slowly move the finger away4. Focus far into the distance andthen back to the finger5. Slowly bring the finger back towithin a few inches of the eye6. Focus on something more thaneight feet away7. Repeat three timesAs you enjoy the sunny weather or surfthe Internet, take steps to preserve youreyes – they’re the only ones you’ve got!Protect Your EyesWatch out for these everyday dangers
  19. 19. 1-800-991-7116As generations come and go, somuch of their history goes withthem. Today, you can make surethe stories of you and your family do notgo untold. With current technology andresources, you can easily document yourown personal piece of history.tell your storyIt’s easy to record important moments andimportant people that make up your life storywith the help of websites like You can create a website and inviteothers to share pictures, video, documentsand much more. You control:• Access to your site• Privacy levels• When material may be viewed (thereis a time capsule feature that allowsyou to give an exact day when youwill allow your material to be shared)You can organize your story in a number ofways: chronologically, by category or even bydaily journaling/blogging.Research your genealogyNot that familiar with your family history?Many people enjoy researching theirgenealogy. If this is the route you want to go,you will have plenty of help on the Internet.Countless sites are dedicated to this research;some sites’ central purpose is to list othergenealogy sites! There are even sites that willtutor you in researching your ancestry.A goldmine of information can be found atthe National Archives website ( suggest starting your genealogy researchby interviewing family members to obtain thefollowing information:• Names of ancestors, their spousesand their siblings• Dates of birth, marriage, deathand divorce• Town, county, state or province andcountry where these events occurredThen, you can dig in! At, youcan access (or learn how to access) a varietyof sources that come from all areas of thefederal government.• Census records• Military service records• Immigration records(ship passenger lists)• Naturalization records• Passport applications• Land records• Bankruptcy recordsKeep in mind that the United States Censusdoes not release information it collects for 72years, so the latest information available isfrom the 1930 Census.Fill in the branches on yourfamily treeOnce you’ve gathered some information, youmay want to begin filling in a family tree. Youcan find many resources online to help you,including family tree software. Free family treetemplates are also available. These rangefrom actual trees to graphs and flowcharts.Preserving oral family historiesSome of the best stories and memories neverget recorded. Preserve this history for futuregenerations by recording oral histories. Youcan collect anecdotes about Grandpa, or get adetailed description of Grandma’s experienceduring the war. The possibilities are endless!You can even interview your children or grand-children and record their child-like voices; thiswill be a treasure when they get older!1. Determine what the topic(s) will be2. Decide who you’re going to interview3. Prepare a list of questions4. Choose the best method of recordingthe answers (e.g., tape recordingdevice, notes)Get creative with your oral histories; have thetapes transcribed and then post them on yourfamily tree website. Or, make a DVD and sendone to everyone in your family.There are so many fun ways you can preserveyour own piece of history and leave a legacy.Get started today – each new day is history inthe making!TriVita, Inc. makes no representation aboutor endorsement of third-party websites. Thosementioned here are for informational purposes only.LEAVE Alegacy1234May 2009 l 19Record your own personal piece of history
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  21. 21. 1-800-991-7116 May 2009 l 21Many women gain weight around themiddle in their mid-40s, early 50sand beyond. This accumulation offat in the abdominal area has been dubbedthe “menopot.” The exact cause of this weightgain has been blamed on a number of thingsincluding genetics, fluctuating hormones andreduced physical activity.The good news? With healthy lifestylechanges, you can help control – and reduce– the dreaded menopot. This is good newsnot just from a vanity standpoint but froma health standpoint as well: abdominal fat– especially what’s called visceral fat – canincrease your risk of heart disease, diabetesand even certain cancers.Visceral fat surrounds your organs, can bevery dangerous and is the result of a sedentarylifestyle. The menopot is generally composedof subcutaneous fat, the fat that lies betweenyour skin and your abdominal wall. Althoughless dangerous than visceral fat, it can still bedistressing. The bottom line is that any type offat is unhealthy.Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise,can not only help reduce the risks to yourhealth, but they can also help “whittle yourmiddle” – and help you minimize the menopot.Burn away the menopotReduced physical activity can contribute toincreased weight in the menopause years. Plus,as people age, they lose lean muscle tissue,which burns calories. By maintaining or evenincreasing your activity level, you can helpkeep the menopot at bay.The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines forAmericans from the U.S. Departmentof Health and Human Services suggeststhat adults get at least 2.5 hours a week ofmoderate-intensity physical activity or 1.25hours of vigorous physical activity per week.If you’ve already noticed you’re getting amenopot, you may want to increase thatamount to 5 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity or 150 minutes of vigorousactivity... or more! Be sure to include bothaerobic and strength (resistance) training.The key to consistent activity is doing some-thing you enjoy. Make exercise fun with someof these calorie-burning activities:• Swimming • Bicycling• Dancing • Gardening• Walking • TennisThe menopot menuYour metabolism naturally slows down withage. This means fewer calories are neededto sustain your current weight. However,many people may continue to eat the sameamount of food. So, it comes down to theold adage: To lose weight, you must burnmore calories than you consume. But thatdoesn’t mean you have to go hungry!A study at Pennsylvania State Universityshowed that eating foods that fill you upwith water and fiber can help you lose weight.Participants in the study who ate morelow-energy-dense, water-rich foods such asfruits and vegetables, lost more weight thanparticipants who went on diets that reducedportion size and fat intake.Follow these basic diet principles from the 2005Dietary Guidelines for Americans (issued by theUSDA and Health and Human Services) to geton the right track:• Emphasize fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and fat-free or low-fat milkand milk products• Include lean meats, poultry, fish,beans, eggs and nuts• Eat foods low in saturated fats, transfats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) andadded sugarsNeed some food ideas? Try adding thesetasty and healthy foods to your diet: • Chicken breast • Fish fillets • Lean beef • Lean turkey • Lean pork • Salmon • Asparagus • Bell pepper • Broccoli • Cabbage • Cauliflower • Carrots • Celery • Green beans • Spinach • Squash • Beans • Bran/fiber cereal • Brown rice • Oatmeal • Pita bread • Wheat germ • Apples • Bananas • Blackberries • Blueberries • Cherries • Cranberries • Grapefruit • Grapes • Kiwi • Nectarines • Oranges • Raspberries • Tomatoes • ZucchiniBy increasing your exercise and sticking to awell-balanced diet that is high in fiber, wholegrains, and fruits and vegetables, you can helpminimize the menopot. For extra help, tryLeanology® – the Smart Weight Loss System. Minimize the“Menopot”Menopause weight gain is not inevitable
  22. 22. All love beginswith having asense of value andappreciation of one’sself. Each of us, maleand female, musthave a feeling thatwe matter and havesignificance. This feeling developsout of our earliest life experiencesand shapes our core self-value asan adult.Healthy self-loveAristotle, the Greek philosopher, suggested2,000 years ago that before you can give andreceive love you must first be a lover ofyourself. Aristotle considered a healthy self-love the foundation on which all relationshipsare built. In an article by therapist Sarah LeahBlum, she states, “Loving yourself is thegreatest love of all and we all need to loveourselves to have a full, healthy, balanced life.”Love addiction andtoxic relationshipsHowever, many people do not have ahealthy start in life and their needs wentunmet by their primary caregivers. Eitherfrom childhood neglect or abuse, they havean “empty hole” in their heart.Quite often, such people look for the feelingof love in all the wrong places. They becomeaddicted to the feeling of love to fill the emptyhole. When we think of addiction we think ofalcohol, drugs, gambling and food, but love isa powerful feeling and is a primary emotionthat can be as addictive as cocaine.While men aren’t immune, it’s more oftenwomen who are in unhealthy relationships,recognize that it is bad for them, but areunable to break it off. Here are somequestions to consider if you wonder aboutyour relationships:• Do your family and friends tellyou they are concerned for you?• Do you make up your mind to leaveand go right back again when youfeel lonely?• Does the relationship make youmiserable but has an unnaturalhold on you?If you answered yes to any of these questions,you may have a love addiction.If you think that you may be in a toxicrelationship there is always hope. Admittingthe truth is the first step, followed by seekingout expert support to regain emotional health.Romantic loveHealthy romantic love is a wonderfulexperience, which can encourage bonding andintimacy. A woman’s need for love can befulfilled by being held and caressed and toldhow much she is loved and appreciated. It isessential for a man to put his feelings of lovefor her into words.This can be difficult for many men. Onaverage, according to some experts, a manspeaks only 2,000 words a day compared to7,000 words spoken by a woman. A womanlikes to talk and especially about her feelings.She wants to know she’s pleasing her man andthat he loves being with her.Men who find it difficult to say the wordsmight try these techniques to start “talking”and sharing more with their partners. Startwriting love letters. Once or twice a month,share your feelings with your spouse. Findpretty blank cards and write your messagesof love.Saying “I love you” is the most beautifulgift you can give. These words are themost treasured anyone can hear. Our Needto Feel Lovedby Dr. JudyJudy Ellison, Ph.D., is a success coach, author,motivational speaker and psychologist. She has inspiredpeople around the world to reach within and find theirpassionate purpose to live a more meaningful life.Judy Ellison, Ph.D.Saying “I love you” is the most beautiful giftyou can give.trivita.com22 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness
  23. 23. “...A wife of noblecharacter... is worthfar more than rubies.”– Proverbs 31:10Since May marks Mother’s Day throughoutNorth America, I thought it fitting to makewomen the topic of this month’s feature. It’salso fitting that a woman, Pastor Judith Cristof City of Grace Church in Arizona, sharesher insights on spirituality and women todayin this exclusive VitaJournal interview.Judith Crist has servedalongside her husband, Dr.Terry Crist, as one of theExecutive Pastors of City ofGrace since it was founded.Her passion is to see peoplediscover and live theabundant life found in JesusChrist. Judith attendedAyers Music Conservatory in Dallas, TX andalso majored in music ministry and Biblicalstudies at Jackson College of Ministries inJackson, MS.chaplain Gene: What does “virtue” meanto you?Pastor Judith: To me, virtue is the insidesource and force of goodness that we cancultivate for the purpose of influence. Myperspective is from both the Old and NewTestaments and the real world we live in.chaplain Gene: In Proverbs 31, we read of a“virtuous woman” whose noble character hasher working from dawn ‘til dusk, planting fields,weaving cloth and tending to the needs of herfamily. How does this translate to women inthe 21st century?Pastor Judith: Proverbs 31 can leave a negativeand positive impression. The negative is thatsome may look at these tasks as a “to do” list; awoman might think that it sets an impossiblestandard, so why try?your body, his temple – 1 Cor. 6:19-20Virtue and today’s woman:Tapping into “the inside sourceand force of goodness”by Chaplain Gene HendersonThe positive impression is the advice thewoman is giving to her son: she’s counselinghim on the kind of woman he should seek out.She is actually taking the limits off who awoman can be, not saying every woman hasto be it all. The woman described has foundher wisdom and confidence and has developedher resources: she’s gained the respect of herfamily, her peers and interacts with those ingovernment and business. She is cultivatingher skills to influence her world... really, tofulfill her purpose.chaplain Gene: So you don’t see Proverbs 31as restricting women?Pastor Judith: No, on the contrary, it releasesthem. We don’t have to be men to make adifference, to be leaders. We can be uniquelywho God designed us to be. When we haveconfidence and the humility to take Godlycoaching, women can be an unstoppable force.Remember, the Proverbs 31 woman didn’t justsit back and wait for things to happen. Shereally embodied what you might call “proactiveengagement” in her world.chaplain Gene: You mentioned virtue in theNew Testament; please explain.Pastor Judith: Virtue also stands out in theNew Testament, Luke 8:40-48, when an ailingwoman in a crowd reaches out to touch Jesus’garment. Jesus says that he felt the virtue flowingout of him to her and she was healed. If wepartner with God, we will have the source andforce of goodness that brings the transformationthat God wants.This power for transformation is not aboutrebellion, or hard-hearted arrogance. It’s theconfidence in the God that created us, the faiththat He will use us, and that He will bring Hissolutions through us.chaplain Gene: Women today have experiencefilling many roles: businessperson, co-worker,partner, parent, caregiver for aging parents,friend, well, the list goes on. Is it possible toreally focus on your life purpose when you wearso many hats?Pastor Judith: Absolutely. We may think ourlives are busier than in Biblical days, but theguiding principles for virtue and purpose reallyremain unchanged. I have two guideposts forpurpose in life: The first is God’s Word; since Hecreated us He is the only one who has the rightto define us. The second is our gifts, our talents,the things that give us passion.Mother Teresa used her passion, her goodness toserve, and was heard. That’s not just about thelife of women; that’s the Christian way.1-800-991-7116“If we partner with God,we will have the sourceand force of goodness thatbrings the transformationthat God wants.”– Pastor Judith CristMay 2009 l 23
  24. 24. “I have had two scans in the lasttwo years and it’s amazing – mybones are fine.”“Five years ago I was diagnosedwith osteopenia, or thinning ofthe bones, in my lumbar area. Ialso had a lot of pain associatedwith the osteopenia. When Iwalked it was really painful andI walked like I was 80 years old! I tried variousmedications but they didn’t work. So I triedBone Builder when it came out. I have had twoscans in the last two years and it’s amazing – mybones are fine. Plus, now I can walk without thepain! I had a friend try the Bone Builder, and sheloves it, too.”Bobbie S. – Jamestown, NC“I haven’t had night sweats sinceI began the Balanced Woman.”“The prescription that my doctor gave me formy night sweats just wasn’t working. Plus, I wasvery apprehensive about taking the hormones,since I had heard so many negatives about them.I was having a terrible time sleeping and gettingmigraines quite often. I began taking TriVita’sBalanced Woman and I’m so very impressed!I’m feeling a lot better. Not only am I sleepingbetter, but I’m actually dreaming more, whichmeans I’m going into R.E.M. sleep and gettinga more rejuvenating sleep. I get migraines lessoften and when they do come, not as severe.I haven’t had night sweats since I began theBalanced Woman. Now, my doctor wants toplace an order for it, too! Thanks, TriVita!”Diane Y. – Castle Rock, CO“In about 5 weeks I’ve lost 21 pounds.”“My daughter convinced me totry Leanology. In the last 10years I had gone up 4 sizes. Ilive in an apartment that has alot of stairs, and lately going upthem has been really hard on myknees. I also have neuropathy with my diabetes.In about 5 weeks I’ve lost 21 pounds. I usuallydrink two Leanology shakes a day. I make minewith fat free milk and often add a sliced bananaor a handful of frozen blueberries or mixedberries. I take the capsules in the morning and inthe afternoon. They help me not to be hungry. Idon’t nibble anymore.After I lost some of the weight, I had the energyto join a water aerobics class. But the best part isthat my doctor says that I might be able to go offmy insulin by the first of the year. I can’t wait togive you my next update!”*Sharon K. – Castle Rock, CO“It really helps with the stress I have.”“I started taking Adaptogen 10 Plus during thetrial period. It really helps with the stressI have from taking care of my 3-year-old and4-year-old grandkids. The Adaptogen 10 Plusalso gives me the energy I need to keep up withtheir demands. With the Adaptogen I can stayup until 10:30 or 11 o’clock at night, and I noticedthat I get a lot more done late at night, after thekids are in bed. I also sleep better! My mind isclearer and I’m not so forgetful.”Dale L. – Peachtree City, GA*Youshouldconsultwithahealthcareproviderbeforestartinganydiet,exerciseorsupplementationprogram,beforetakinganymedication,orifyoususpectyoumighthaveaheartproblem.Youshouldnotstoptakinganymedicationwithoutfirstconsultingyourhealthcareprovider.Real Stories from real peopleSee what Members like you have to say about TriVita®products!“... since taking the Sublingual B-12 our son hasbecome calmer...”“Our son would get these wheezing attacksfrom his condition the doctors call ‘croup variantasthma’ in which we would have to take him tothe emergency room. The worse attacks wouldcome upon him from November through April.Our son was taking multiple prescriptions, and sowe ordered the Sublingual B-12 as well as othervitamins from TriVita to help restore his immunesystem and keep him calmer and focused. We wereso happy our son likes the flavor of the Sublingual B-12, because we want himto take it every day. We never have a fight with him taking the Sublingual B-12like we did with the medicines. The great news is since taking the SublingualB-12 our son has become calmer and hasn’t gotten as anxious or as agitated,which has kept him from having any more of these attacks. His last wheezingattack was December 2007. Thank you, Lord, for letting us find out aboutTriVita’s fantastic products.” Anna S. – St. Petersburg, FLtrivita.com24 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness“... my bone density actually improved 4%! I was thrilled!”“I’m 65 years old. Several years ago I had a bone scan and was diagnosed withosteopenia. My doctor put me on a prescription medicine. I tried it for awhilebut stopped taking it.*My doctor suggested I take 1,500 mg of calcium a day instead. I was veryinterested in Bone Builder when it became available and started taking it.Just a couple of weeks ago I had another bone scan. The technician said thatthey sometimes see improvement of 1% or so, but my bone density actuallyimproved 4%! I was thrilled! I really believe that improvement is attributed toBone Builder because I’ve taken the extra calcium for awhile but only recentlysaw these improvements. The technician asked for information about BoneBuilder because they said it normally takes 1 to 1 1/2 years for bones to rebuild,and see that 1% improvement, so I was just thrilled with the results. It says alot for your product!”Karen D. – Baton Rouge, LA
  25. 25. Many of us get stressed outby such small things asgetting stuck in traffic orwatching our favorite sports teamlose a game. But few of us have toendure the level of daily stress thatthe men and women in the militarygo through every day – especiallythose who are serving in Iraq andAfghanistan. And how about thestateside families who try to livenormal lives while their loved onesare in danger?One such person is Josh, who just completedhis second tour of duty in Iraq. A six-yearveteran, he enlisted after college to fightterrorism. The 9/11 events had a huge impacton him and he felt it was his generation’s dutyto come to the aid of their country. “I’m proudof my service in the U.S. Army, SpecialOperations and feel honored to serve thisgreat nation,” Josh says. He and his wife,Kate, are looking forward to the birth oftheir baby in July.What Josh does to stay healthyLike so many of us, Josh tries to eat theright foods and take nutritional supplements.This becomes extremely difficult in Iraq wheresoldiers don’t always have access to nutritiousfoods and fresh fruits and vegetables – especiallywhen they are far away from their “home base.”Luckily, Kate and her mom regularly send Josh“CARE” packages packed with TriVita products.Dr. Libby’s Vital C Crystals and Tablets helpmaintain his immunity during his constantlystressful situation. These products also playa key role in flushing impurities from Josh’ssystem. He adds Optima4®to his shake everymorning to give himself a much-needed boostof energy and more mental clarity for 15-hour days. “Of course,” says Josh, “This isvery important when I’m on life and deathmissions.” Digestive Complex™ with its eightfood-grade enzymes helps ensure completedigestion. Other members of Josh’s platoonhave become curious about his continuedgood health and he has generously sharedTriVita products with them.Good health begins at homeKate also makes sure she maintains hergood health while Josh is overseas. “I useSublingual B-12 consistently because itis good for me and helps with mentalclarity,” she says. “I also take Vital C andthat’s a big reason I haven’t been sickfor over a year. Both Josh and I are veryactive and we also keep at least two jarsof Quick-Relief™Gel on hand. Thisproduct helps tremendously with muscleaches and pains.”The psychological strain of Josh’s longabsences can be hard for the entirefamily. Says Kate, “The important thing is tostay busy. I plan several activities with friendsweekly, because it’s important to have somethingto look forward to. I’ve been so fortunatebecause friends and family have visited whileJosh has been away, and it’s always nice to havethe company for a few days at a time.”triVita is “all in the family”Kate’s mom, Sue, is an Affiliate Memberwho has risen to the Director level. All ofher siblings are Affiliate Members; her oldestbrother just graduated from medical schooland her youngest brother is in osteopathicmedical school. They both use TriVitasupplements, especially Sublingual B-12 andVital C. Kate’s sister, Christian was featuredin the Affiliate Member version of the March2009 VitaJournal. Her dad takes severalTriVita supplements; her grandmother is ahealthy 86 thanks to her daily regimen ofVital C, Sublingual B-12 and VitaCal-Mag D™.“Our entire family loves TriVita foodsupplements,” Kate concludes. “We’re verygrateful that they’ve helped keep Josh andhis entire family healthy during his tour ofduty in Iraq.”TriVita would like to thank all the men andwomen who have served or are currently servingin the armed forces.While Josh serves Americain iraq, triVita serves hisneed to stay healthymember Spotlightright foods and take nutritional supplements.This becomes extremely difficult in Iraq where“I’mproudofmyserviceandfeelhonoredtoservethisgreatnation.” –Joshhour days. “Of course,” says Josh, “This isvery important when I’m on life and deathmissions.” Digestive Complexfood-grade enzymes helps ensure completedigestion. Other members of Josh’s platoonhave become curious about his continuedgood health and he has generously sharedTriVita products with them.Good health begins at homeKate also makes sure she maintains hergood health while Josh is overseas. “I useSublingual B-12 consistently because itis good for me and helps with mentalclarity,” she says. “I also take Vital C andthat’s a big reason I haven’t been sickfor over a year. Both Josh and I are veryactive and we also keep at least two jarsof Quick-Reliefproduct helps tremendously with muscleaches and pains.”May 2009 l 25Joshandhiswife,Kate.
  26. 26. trivita.com26 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness1 2345678 910DoWn1. In Canada, Memorial Day observesthose who sacrificed their lives inthis war (3 words)2. These are to be decorated onMemorial Day5. Last name of the man who mandatedthe creation of Memorial Day7. High respect or worship9. Before 1971, Memorial Day honoredthose fallen in this U.S. warAcRoSS3. In Canada, all armed forces arehonored on this holiday (2 words)4. Memorial Day in the U.S. fallson the last of this day in May6. Soldiers have died to protect anddefend this8. A procedure, ceremony, or rite,for a specific occasion10. Established in 1868 as a day of obser-vance for Americans who sacrificed theirlives for their country (2 words)Answerkey:1.WorldWarOne;2.Graves;3.VeteransDay;4.Monday;5.Logan;6.Freedom;7.Honor;8.Observance;9.Civil;10.MemorialDayMemorial Day:Rememberingour troops bothpast and presentThroughout North America,spring and early summermark opportunities to honorthose who have died in service totheir country.In the U.S., Memorial Day wasoriginally established to honor thosewho had fallen in the AmericanCivil War. In 1971, the U.S. Congressdeclared the last Monday in Maya national holiday, and it serves tohonor those who have died in allAmerican wars.In Canada, the Monday nearestJuly 1 is Memorial Day in Newfound-land and Labrador to honor sacrificesmade during World War I. Canadaremembers all its armed forces onVeterans Day in November.This Memorial Day, take a momentto remember and honor those whohave died in service to their country.At TriVita, we honor those whohave bravely served – and give ourthanks and appreciation to all thosewho are currently protecting securityand freedom.Memorial Day PuzzleIn remembrance of those who have served: Complete the puzzle with the clues.
  27. 27. TriVita®has bundled your favoritenutrient-rich products at fantastic savings!BEST VALUESAVE 30%Over individualnon-memberpricing.Stress Protection PackCombining nature’s most powerfulstress-fighting nutrientsDon’t let stress rob you of your quality of life –protect yourself from the damages of stress withthe Stress Protection Pack.Adaptogen 10 Plus® helps your body balance itselfwhen it’s under stress. It’s antioxidant-rich and helpsto neutralize damaging free radicals that can hurtyour immune system.Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid supports brainand nervous system health; its sublingual deliverysystem ensures fast B vitamin absorption.FREE CDFirst-timebuyers of theStress ProtectionPack get aFREE StressAudiobook!(A $9.99 value!)Healthy Aging PackNutrients to strengthen yourbody’s ability to combat illnessTriVita’s Healthy Aging Pack gives you the essentialnutrients you will need to help combat changesthat occur with age, like increased inflammationand a weakened immune system.The B vitamins in Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acidhelp keep your brain and nervous system healthy.Avoid becoming nutrient deficient and low inenergy with VitaDaily AM/PM™. Dr. Libby’s Vital CTablets provide powerful immune protection.Help reduce inflammation in yourjoints and throughout your bodywith OmegaPrime®.Take daily, or more as needed.FREE CDFirst-timebuyers of theHealthy AgingPack get a FREEHealthy AgingAudiobook!(A $9.99 value!)Adaptogen 10 Plus:1 bottle (32 servings)Sublingual B-12:1 box (30 count)Take daily, ormore as needed.StressProtection PackNon-Member $88.97Member $59.99Substitute Original B-12with Super B-12 andadd $3.00 #33342Substitute Original B-12with HCY Guard® andadd $4.00 #33340HealthyAging PackNon-Member $104.96Member $72.99Substitute Original B-12with Super B-12 andadd $3.00 #32278Substitute Original B-12with HCY Guard® andadd $4.00 #322731-800-991-7116 May 2009 l 27
  28. 28. It’s official: Exercise helps improve quality of lifeBaton Rouge, LouisianaIt’s commonly believed that exercise improves quality of life but few studies have set out to prove it...until now. Researchers in Baton Rouge discovered that as little as an hour of exercise per week can helpimprove quality of life.The six-month trial, which appeared in the February 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine, involved 430physically inactive, postmenopausal women with high blood pressure. The women were divided into anon-exercising group, and three exercising groups that walked and rode stationary bikes. The first groupexercised about an hour a week, the second for two hours per week and the final group exercised aboutthree hours per week.Women in the exercise groups reported better perceived health, increased energy and a better sense ofwell-being. The women in the three-hour per week exercise group reported the greatest improvements.Researchers found that even if the women lost no weight as a result of the exercise, they still experiencedimprovements in quality of life.Diet soda linked to diabetes and metabolic syndromeHouston, TexasDrinking at least one diet soda a day may increase your risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, said astudy published in the January 2009 Diabetes Care. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors whichtogether increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.Study results showed that those who drank diet soda daily had a 67% greater risk of diabetes and a 36%greater risk of two components of metabolic syndrome – high fasting glucose and high waist circumference.Researchers concluded, “Diet soda consumption, either independently or in conjunction with otherdietary and lifestyle behaviors, may lead to weight gain, impaired glucose control and eventual diabetes.”Unhealthy lifestyle habits can double your risk of strokeNorfolk, United KingdomPoor lifestyle choices can double your risk of stroke, according to researchers in the February 2009 BritishMedical Journal. Smoking, excessive drinking, physical inactivity and low blood Vitamin C levels – indicatinglow intake of fruits and vegetables – were evaluated.Over 20,000 men and women aged 40–79, part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Study(EPIC), completed health and lifestyle questionnaires between 1993 and 1997. They had no history of strokeor heart attack at the beginning of the study, and were followed an average of 11 years. Participants weregiven a point for each of the following lifestyle habits: not smoking, drinking only 1 to 14 units of alcohol perweek, exercising regularly and blood Vitamin C levels that indicated a daily intake of five servings of fruitsand vegetables.Those who scored zero points had a 2.3 greater risk of stroke than those who scored four. The more points partici-pants had, the more their risk of stroke decreased. Significantly more women than men scored a total of four points.TheResearch DeskNew findings in health and wellnesstrivita.com28 l VITAJOURNAL Celebrating 10 Years of Health and Wellness
  29. 29. flOSSInG can REDucE GuM DISEaSE-cauSInG bacTERIaNew York, New YorkAdding floss to your tooth-brushing regimen can help reducebacteria that cause gum disease, according to a recent studyin the Journal of Periodontology.Researchers from New York University College of Dentistrystudied 51 pairs of twins aged 12–21 for the study. For a two-week period, one twin brushed teeth and tongue and theother twin brushed teeth and tongue and flossed.After two weeks, it was discovered that the twins who hadnot flossed had significantly more gum disease-causing bacteriathan the twins who had brushed and flossed. Additionally,those in the flossing group experienced a 38% reduction ingum bleeding.Researchers concluded that “tooth and tongue brushing plusflossing significantly decreased the abundance of microbialspecies associated with periodontal disease and dental caries[cavities] after a 2-week program.”The research was part of a five-year study funded by theNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.calORIE RESTRIcTIOn IMPROVES MEMORyMünster, GermanyCutting calories may improve memory, it was reported inthe January 2009 The Proceedings of the National Academyof Sciences.The three-month study involved 50 normal to overweightadults ranging in age from 50 to 72. Participants were dividedinto three groups: one group had their calories reduced by30%, another had a 20% increase in unsaturated fatty acidswithout changing their total caloric intake, and the thirdgroup did not change their diet.A memory test was administered both before and after thestudy. Those in the calorie restriction group showed an average20% improvement in their verbal memory scores. Researcherssuggest these improvements may be attributable to improvedinsulin sensitivity and reduced inflammation, both of whichplay a part in improved cognition.Article from Michael Ellison continued from page for attending this 90-minute event, we are givingaway a free 32 oz bottle of Nopalea, as well as a DVDabout the healing plants in the Sonoran Desert.Some people are a little unsure if they have the ability toparticipate as an Affiliate Member. Well, it is as simple assharing a DVD with someone. The whole premise is notabout being a salesperson, but about getting involved inhelping people discover they can have greater wellnessby doing some pretty basic things and taking a productlike Nopalea. It could be as simple as just inviting a fewfriends over for a Nopalea tasting party and watching theDVD in your home.I have been on this mission for 10 years. I want peopleto experience greater wellness. I want to raise up agrassroots movement of people who are excited aboutsharing wellness with others. Again I say this: NorthAmericans’ deteriorating health is not just about theeffects of aging. We are experiencing the results ofunhealthy lifestyles that seriously affect our health. Forthe first time in American history, children from ages1-10 are not expected to live as long as their parentsbecause of the disease issues they face. Nor are theyexpected to have the same quality of life over those years.I find that deplorable – yet it is reversible if we can createenough voices in the marketplace. Will you join us?Mark Twain said it best: “Twenty years from now youwill be more disappointed by the things you didn’t dothan by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines.Sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds inyour sails. Explore – dream and discover!”There is a greater degree of wellness possible for all ofus – especially for our children and grandchildren. Wemust pursue wellness!1-800-991-7116 May 2009 l 29I want to raise up a grassroots movementof people who are excited about sharingwellness with others.