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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.2 l November 2008Embrace Gratitude Throughout the Seasonsby Michael R. Ellison, CEO & Founder of TriVita, Inc.We are just weeks away from the beginning of winter. I was at theranch in Colorado, enjoying the last of the fall colors with a specialguest from the Midwest, when he began lamenting the long wintermonths ahead. Yes, colds and flu seem to be the prevailing winterexperience, but at TriVita, we know it does not have to be that way.A stronger immune system can help make a significant difference inthe way you feel and help you escape the usual winter illnesses.A great way to start revving up your immune system is by using the TriVita Vitamin C System.By taking the crystals in the morning and the time-release tablets in the evening, you keepyour Vitamin C levels up day and night. These remarkable products were formulated by Dr.Libby for fast absorption with 24-hour protection. We are offering them at special pricing thismonth to help you enter the winter months with a stronger immune system.But experiencing greater health and wellness is not just about adding nutrients to a dailyregimen. It is also about nurturing your emotions every day. It is about feeling that closenessand connection to God and His purposes for your life.Wellness is not really a destination with an arrival point. It is a journey where you experiencethe many things that contribute to wellness. After 62 years of many diverse life situations,I firmly believe one of the greatest contributors to wellness and well-being is gratitude. Aswe enter the holiday season, it may seem easier to express gratitude, but gratitude is not aseasonal experience – it is a state of being to enjoy every season.Could it be that much of our lives are spent on getting rather than focused on being? If weare always striving to get something, it is much more difficult to focus on what we have andthe gratitude we feel. By focusing on being grateful, we are far more likely to attract wellness.I was returning from an offsite meeting with Chaplain Gene Henderson when he remindedme of a life experience I had told him about; of a time when gratitude dramatically changedthe course of my life. Years ago I had been in a business relationship with two people I greatlyrespected and trusted. Out of the blue, our business relationship was broken and it cost myfamily millions of dollars.I was so lost in feelings of disappointment and despair that I decided to take our motor hometo the desert, in an attempt to sort things out by myself. My feelings went from anger to hurtand fear of the unknown. After several days, a new thought overwhelmed me as I prayed forguidance: “Michael, you can choose to be bitter or to be better. What road will you choose?What will you attract to yourself as you travel either of these life roads?”I was so empowered by that thought and the possibilities of attraction, that of course I chosethe road of being better. If I was going to be better, then I needed to be grateful, for it wouldopen my mind and heart. By being grateful for the experience, it could make me be better,and better equip me for the future.Article from Michael Ellison continued on page 31...Wellness is not really a destination with an arrival point.It is a journey where you experience the many thingsthat contribute to
  3. 3. 10 FoundationalValues10 FoundationalValues1. Physician-Approved FormulasOur medical board uses their extensive health andnutrition knowledge to approve proprietary TriVitasupplements based on the latest scientific research andthe health and wellness concerns of our Members.2. Patented Absorption SystemsUnlike other supplements that can be difficult toabsorb, TriVita supplements are developed formaximum absorption and effect.3. Controlled Laboratory StudiesSignature products from TriVita undergo medicalstudies and trials at accredited universities andmedical centers to ensure their effectiveness.4. Purest Natural IngredientsTriVita uses the highest-quality essential nutrientsavailable to create effective, body-friendly formulaswithout mood altering stimulantsor harmful chemicals.5. Pharmaceutical-Grade QualityWe voluntarily adhere to the strict manufacturingguidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).6. Third-Party Testing and CertificationIn addition to our own quality control, wecommission third-party testing and research toguarantee that our products are full potency andmeet all regulatory standards.7. Quality-ControlledPackaging and ProductionSafety is a top priority in our packaging and manufacturing;we inspect each product at least 10 times and use twosafety seals per package on all ingestible products toguarantee safety, freshness and product potency.8. Dedicated to Product InnovationTriVita’s commitment to science is a driving forcebehind our superior quality products, from formulationto production. Led by our Chief Science Officer andrenowned nutraceutical pioneers, we put the utmostcare into creating products that deliver positive andlifelong wellness experiences for our Members.9. Medical Advisory BoardTriVita’s advisory panel of Board Certified physiciansprovide us with the latest information on scientificdevelopments and testing methods.10. Complete CustomerSatisfaction GuaranteeWe promise to provide the best customer experiencepossible and offer a 60-Day Money BackGuarantee on all of our products.Ournaturalproductsarefoodbased.Ifyouhaveanyfoodbasedallergies,pleasereadthelabels.StatementsorclaimsinthispublicationhavenotbeenevaluatedbytheFoodandDrugAdministration.Theseproductsarenotintendedtodiagnose,treat,cureorpreventanydisease.VITAJOURNAL l 34 The Multi-tasking VitaminWe Can’t Do Without“C” if you’re getting enoughof this health essential.6 Remember B-12 and helpRepair Memory Loss!How one remarkable vitamincould boost brain function.10 New hope forDiabetes SufferersYou can help beat the oddsagainst this dreaded disease.In thisissue13Stop-SmokingTips that WorkSet a date for success: the“Great American Smokeout.”16 See how Priscilla Getsothers Revved up!Healthy changes have changedher life.18 Laugh your Way toholiday happinessEmotional health expert Dr. Judyoffers great ways to have fun.20 Super Fruits PackSuper Nutrient PowerThe exotic goodies from far awayare loaded with health benefits.25 Call this Couple“The Energetics”Marvis and Harry are in their80s and on top of the world.10waystogivethanksthisholidayseason.21Howtoliveahealthy,productivelifewithdiabetes.10DeliciousfruitsandvegetableswithabigVitaminCboost.4
  4. 4. 4 l November 2008As cooler temperatures arrive, manypeople like to load up on Vitamin Cto ward off colds. Actually, though, youneed this important vitamin each and every day;although it’s well-known for its ability to boost theimmune system, Vitamin C does so much more!Vitamin C and your bodyHumans are one of the few mammals that can’tproduce Vitamin C. That’s right; your bodydoesn’t make or store this vital nutrient so youmust replenish your body’s supply of it every day.Why? Because it’s involved in so many functionsof your body:Bones – All the minerals in your bonesrequire Vitamin C to turn them intohealth-building materials.Blood – Your blood needs Vitamin C to convertiron into hemoglobin, a protein in your redblood cells.Collagen – Vitamin C is required to formcollagen; collagen in turn forms the body’sconnective tissues such as blood vessels,tendons, ligaments and bones.Teeth andgums – VitaminC helps maintainhealthy teeth andgums.Immune system function – Vitamin Cactivates immune cells called lymphocytes.Vitamin C is used to program lymphocytes tosearch out specific targets and destroy them –that’s a good thing!Vitamin C also acts as a powerful antioxidant,protecting your body from free radicals; thesedamaging molecules can result from metabolism,environmental toxins and stress. Free radicalshave been implicated in conditions rangingfrom heart disease and cancer to arthritis andinflammation. And, free radicals can leadto premature aging.In addition to protecting against free radicals,Vitamin C can help expand the lifespan ofother antioxidants such as Vitamins A and E.Vitamin C and illnessAlthough many health experts have beentouting the benefits of Vitamin C in thetreatment of certain illnesses for years (includingNobel Prize Laureate Linus Pauling – a colleagueof Dr. Alfred Libby, inventor of Sublingual B-12,B-6 & Folic Acid), they have often beendisregarded or treated with skepticism.But recent studies have shown definitive,positive results.a Boost toYour Health &Well-beingwhat’s missingAlthough Vitamin C deficiency is quiterare, these signs and symptoms canindicate a lack of this essential vitamin:• Frequent colds or infections• Slow-healing wounds• Dry hair• Gingivitis• Bleeding gums• Dry skin• Easy bruising• Nosebleeds.Vitamin C:
  5. 5. VITAJOURNAL l 5how manyfruits andveggies youcan eatA diet that includes plenty of fruits andvegetables can help provide the nutrientsyou need, including healthy helpings ofVitamin C. Health experts recommendfive servings of fruits and vegetables forchildren, seven for women and nine formen. Add these Vitamin C-rich foodsto your diet:• Strawberries • Grapefruit• Oranges • Tomatoes• Broccoli • Mango• Papaya • Watermelon• Kale • Cauliflower• Turnip greens • Cabbage• Brussels sprouts • Winter squash• Kiwi • Raspberries• Snow peas • Blueberries• Cantaloupe • Cranberries• Green and • peppersVitamin C and diabetesA study in the July 2008 Archives ofInternal Medicine showed that those withhigher Vitamin C levels had a 62% lower riskof developing Type II diabetes than those withlower levels of Vitamin C. That’s great newsconsidering that 24 million people in the UnitedStates alone have diabetes (according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention).Vitamin C and cancerA 2008 study from the National Institutes ofHealth and the University of Kansas showedthat when Vitamin C was administeredintravenously to mice, it reduced the weight ofovarian, brain and pancreatic cancer tumors by41 to 53%! The body will only allow a certainamount of Vitamin C to be absorbed when it’staken orally, so researchers wanted to test theresults of intravenous Vitamin C. What theyfound is that while Vitamin C shrank cancertumors, it did not affect normal cells. Humantrials are in the planning stages for this excitingarea of research.Other conditions that Vitamin C has beenshown to help include:• Cardiovascular disease• Stroke• High cholesterol• Macular degeneration• Aging skin.Vitamin C and youSo now the question is: How muchVitamin C do you need? Individual needs forVitamin C depend on a variety of factors;one way to determine how much your bodycan use is by doing the Vitamin C Flush.(For details, and to find out about specialsavings on TriVita Non-Acidic Vitamin C,see page 12.) The Vitamin C Flush helps youfigure out how much Vitamin C you shouldbe taking each day. Plus, the Vitamin CFlush can help detoxify your system. Peoplereport increased energy and a greater senseof well-being after doing the flush.Your need for Vitamin C may diminish whenyou eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Youmay need more Vitamin C if you are:• Under stress• Sick• Running a fever• Recovering from surgery• Pregnant• Breastfeeding• A smoker.The bottom line? A diet rich in fruitsand vegetables as well as high-qualitysupplements can help ensure you get theVitamin C you need for optimum health.This winter, put away the tissue boxand decongestants! By actively takingcontrol of your health now, you can helpavoid the usual sniffles, sneezing andcoughing that come with colder weather –and you can reap the protective healthbenefits of this amazing vitamin.Just one daily servingof NutraFruits gives youa wide range of benefitsfrom over 30 of thehealthiest fruits andvegetables on the planet.See ad on page 20.
  6. 6. trivita.com6 l November 2008Scott 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, TienaHealthOver the years, my work indisease prevention hasshown me how importantthe B vitamins are to cognitive (brain)health. In study after study, resultsreported in professional journals andaccepted by leading medical authoritiespoint especially to Vitamin B-12 as avital part of mental functioning.The link between Vitamin B-12, mental focus,energy and memory is proven. You may alsoknow that after about age 40, our bodiesbecome less able to absorb Vitamin B-12 fromfood. (Since this month marks the “GreatAmerican Smokeout” in the U.S., here’sanother timely fact: Smoking steals essentialnutrients – including Vitamin B-12 – from thebody. There’s another great reason to quit!) So,there are those who view mental decline as aninevitable part of the aging process. However,our discoveries about the power of B vitaminsare prompting us to re-think the idea thatgetting older means losing mental function.Correct a B-12 deficiency,help correct memory lossOne of the premier medical authorities in thefield, Harvard Medical School, plainly endorsesthe use of B-12 to treat memory loss causedby a deficiency of this invaluable vitamin. Theprestigious school supports these findings:• A lack of Vitamin B-12 can causepermanent damage to brain cells• Vitamin B-12 deficiency is amongthe reversible causes of memory loss(along with stress and disease)• Addressing B-12 deficiency is atreatment for memory loss• Addressing B-12 deficiency early canhelp bring back lost memory function• Ignoring B-12 deficiency can worsenmemory loss.Younger people at risk, too?As I noted, it’s generally older adults whotend to be more prone to a deficiency of B-12.However, there is evidence that younger peopledon’t get enough B-12, either.According to the National Institutes of Health,one study suggests that B-12 deficiency affectsa much broader age range than many havethought. The study, published in the AmericanJournal of Clinical Nutrition, pointed to threedifferent age groups found to have about thesame deficiency in blood levels of B-12: those65 and over, those ages 50-64 and those ages26-49. That’s right: people as young as 26turned out to be as B-12 deficient as somepeople over Dr. Scott Conard, M.D.Remember: “B” vitamins are a smart part of brain healthB-12 updateMemory loss? Reversible causesmay include insufficient B-12...people as young as26 turned out to be asB-12 deficient as somepeople over 65.
  7. 7. 1-800-991-7116TriVita SuperSublingual B-12#33356Mixed Berry FlavorNon-Member $28.99Member $22.99Redeem with 230 VitaPointsCall toll-free to order 1-800-991-7116or visit us at trivita.comFor maximum sustainedmental energy takeTriVita’s new SuperSublingual B-12TMSublingual B-12Non-Member $28.99SPECIALPRICEFaster acting, longer-lasting andmore potent than ever beforeTriVita Super Sublingual B-12 with Ginseng helps you achieve:• Sustained mental energy, stamina and alertness• Improved mood with a more positive outlook on life• Greater mental focus, clarity and concentration• Sharper memory with less forgetfulness.Plus, Super Sublingual B-12 gives your brain and nerves theessential nutrients they need to help replenish brain fuel and helprepair damaged nerves and brain erosion. And all this is yours witha convenient, once-a-day tablet.Alfred Libby, M.D. – Inventor of Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic AcidDr. Libby, a renowned nutraceutical pioneer, worked to help hundreds of patients feel betterevery day. An associate of Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Laureate), Dr. Libby developed thisunique, sublingual delivery system for his own patients. It was known to give similarmental energy results as B-12 shots, but without the shots’ added pain and expense. Alfred Libby, M.D.SUPER SUBLINGUALB-12AVAILABLEEXCLUSIVELY FROMTRIVITASUCCESS STORIESAcross ages, supplement users havebetter resultsThe study of B-12 deficiency across three agegroups turned up another important finding:“...those who did not take a supplement containingVitamin B-12 were twice as likely to be VitaminB-12 deficient as supplement users, regardlessof age group.”So, if you or a loved one may not get all theB-12 needed from food, I encourage you tolook into B-12 supplementation with TriVita’squality products. Clearly, as research keepsconfirming, B-12 is far too important to ignore...or to forget.“TriVita’s Super B-12 is a great, natural andsafe way to boost your energy levels.”“A friend of mine referredTriVita’s Super SublingualB-12 to me to try. I am 42years old, very active andhave been involved in thehealth and fitness industryfor about 19 years.I am not one of thosepeople who drink coffeein the morning for a boost, so the possible boostfrom the B-12 was appealing to me. I have verylong days, which tend to leave me feeling lethargicand bottomed out. I needed something other thanan ‘energy drink’ and Sublingual B-12 proved to bea great choice!I noticed the increased energy the firstday and the days I don’t take it, I can feel adifference. When I run out, I want more –so, I’ll be stocking up!I deal with healthy and not-so-healthy peopleevery day. This is definitely a product thateveryone can benefit from and I have alreadystarted telling clients, friends and family about it.My 14-year-old son plays football and was lackingin his energy levels. So, I gave him the Super B-12on a few occasions and he loved it!TriVita’s Super B-12 is a great, natural and safeway to boost your energy levels and help youto stay focused on the tasks ahead!”– Joe g. milPitaS, caVITAJOURNAL l 7
  8. 8. trivita.comLose theWeightYouWant –in 3 Easy Steps!STEP 1: Fat burning capsulesfor“losing the bulge”STEP 2: Tasty chews forsnack replacement andappetite controlSTEP 3: Delicious shakes forlow calorie meal substitutionLEANOLOGY 3-STEPVALUE PACK...TRY IT TODAY!Leanology™Nutritional ShakesFlavors: Creamy Vanillaor Dutch ChocolateNon-Member $56.99Member $44.99(15shakesper2lbbag)Redeem with 450 VitaPointsLeanology™ WeightLoss Capsules#30615Non-Member $74.99Member $59.99(180capsules)Redeem with 600 VitaPointsLeanology™Appetite ControlChewsFlavor: Chocolate Mocha#30690Non-Member $37.99Member $29.99(60softchews)Redeem with 300 VitaPointsThe Value Pack includes:• (1) bottle of 180 count Leanology WeightLoss Capsules• (1) bag of Leanology Nutritional Shakes(choose from: Creamy Vanillaor Dutch Chocolate)• (2) bags of Leanology Appetite ControlChews (as pictured)Leanology™3-Step ValuePackMember $129.99Redeem with 1300 VitaPointsSAVE $34.97!OneFREEBag ofChews8 l November 2008Like so many other people, Steve was on the “upand down” cycle of weight loss. He would startout on a diet with great hopes only to becomedisappointed by the results. The final straw waswhen he had to stop taking a weight loss productbecause it was withdrawn from the market. Stevewas definitely ready for something new – andthat’s when he decided to try the LeanologyWeight Loss System. He finally found a clinicallyproven group of products that resulted in muchmore consistent weight loss.“Leanology perfectly fits into my very busylifestyle,” Steve says. “I have my own communityoutreach ministry and it demands a lot of my timeand energy. A typical day can involve everythingfrom Bible studies to helping people in need findjobs. I get a tremendous satisfaction from what Ido, however my day can sometimes stretch fromsix in the morning to midnight. I’m also an activeTriVita Business Affiliate. I need a weight losssystem that is convenient and provides me withall the nutrients I need for greater energy.”Leanology’s unique capsules are effective becausetheir exclusive ingredients, especially Converta™,help Steve lose weight the healthy way – byburning up excess fat. Leanology’s deliciousshakes also provide the perfect low calorie mealsubstitute and the Leanology chews and shakercup come in handy for those “on the go” days.When Steve started with Leanology in October2007, he weighed in at 276 pounds. Although heexpected that the weight would come off slowly,Steve was pleased to lose 11 pounds in a matterof weeks. “Now I’m down to 256 pounds,” Steveremarks, “and I’m well on my way of reaching myultimate goal of 220 pounds. Leanology capsulesreally help increase my metabolism so the poundspeel away.”Currently, he takes two Leanology capsulesin the morning, afternoon and evening.“I love Leanology shakes and lookforward to having them in themorning or late afternoonwhen I start feeling hungry,”he says. “I sometimes blendmy shake with ice, add asliced apple or includeseveral scoops of TriVitaNutraFruits. These tastyshakes give me the perfectbalance of good, whole-some carbohydrates, proteinsand fats, plus a healthy mixture of fiber, vitaminsand minerals. I often have a turkey sandwich forlunch. For dinner I cook something healthy likechicken with steamed broccoli. The bottom lineis, with Leanology being an important part of mydiet, my hunger is satisfied for hours and I feelcompletely energized!”Steve has added several other TriVitaproducts to his regimen to help improveon his Leanology experience. “Sublingual B-12really helps me keep balanced and calm,” hestates. “I also regularly take Adaptogen 10 Plusto help reduce stress.”His vigorous exercise routine includes overone hour of weight training and he also enjoysbicycling. “I’m completely satisfied with Leanologybecause it does so much more than just helpme lose weight,” Steve offers. “It also gives meimportant vitamins and minerals and essentialfatty acids. This stuff really works!””I’ve already lost 20 poundsthanks to Leanology and I’m halfway to my weight loss goal.”Before at276 POUNDS
  9. 9. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 9Enjoy the holiday season –without the weight gainDon’t derailyour health duringthis feastivetime of yearThe holidays are here! And that meansparties, family gatherings, get-togethers –and scrumptious holiday fare. If you cringe atthe thought of holiday weight gain, but can’tbear to miss out on grandma’s pumpkin pie,you’re in luck. There are simple steps you cantake to keep your wellness and weight incheck – while indulging in holiday favorites.Plan Ahead• Don’t go to parties hungry. Eat a healthysnack or have a delicious Leanology shakebefore leaving home so you won’t be astempted by holiday delicacies.• Think about the parties and gatheringsyou will be attending and decide whichtreats you will enjoy (the must-havepumpkin pie) and which ones you can forgo(green bean casserole).• Don’t plan on starting a diet January 1;thinking about it can lead to binge eatingduring the holidays.ControlHere are some tips for controlling your foodintake during this most tempting of seasons:• Cut corners where you can – If you skipthe whipped cream on the pumpkin pie,you can save yourself about 100 calories.Look for low-fat dips and sauces.• Don’t linger by the table holding thefood; you may eat several more cookiesthan you planned!• Prepare one plate of food, keep the portionssmall and eat slowly. After you’ve eaten,chew gum or sip on a tall glass of water therest of the evening.• Avoid alcohol as it is high in calories.Choose water or another low caloriebeverage. Sparkling water is anotheroption; add a wedge of lemon or limeto give it a little more flavor.• Focus on people, not on the platters! Tryto spend more time chatting with friendsand family – and less time eating.ExerciseIt’s important to keep up your exercise regimenduring the holidays. Exercise can help reducestress during the best of times and holidays inparticular can ramp up your stress load. Tryto get in 30 minutes of exercise most days ofthe week. If you can’t fit in your full workout,try breaking down your daily exercise into10-minute segments; it can be just as beneficial.Regardless, make sure you stay active!SupplementYour nutritional essentials are just as importantduring the holidays as any other time of year.Make it a point to take your daily nutrients. Andthis holiday season, you can get some additionalhelp from the Leanology Weight Loss System. Ithelps curb food cravings and can even help youcut calories. Learn more on page 8.This year, with some simple planning anddetermination, you can have your cake – andeat it, too! 
  10. 10. 10 l November 2008New hope for diabetes sufferersProper nutrition, exercise and vitamin supplementation can help peoplewith diabetes enjoy a healthy, productive life By Dr. Samuel N. Grief, M.D., CCFP, FCFPDiabetes is a silent enemyEvery year, millions of Americans live their livesnot noticing that they have subtle warning signsof diabetes. These less obvious signs, such aschange in vision, fatigue, sleepiness and troublefighting off infections, may not necessarily makeyou think of diabetes... but they should! It isusually the more obvious symptoms, such asunintentional weight loss, excess thirst andurination and fainting that signal the onsetof diabetes and spur people to action.Remember, if you are diagnosed with diabetes,life does not end! However, change is required inorder to correct some of the imbalances that ledto the development of diabetes in the first place.First, take stock of your weightObesity causes approximately 60% of all casesof type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes. Losing weightis very likely to lessen the need for prescriptionmedicine to control diabetes.Second, learning to count carbohydrates isnecessary for all people with diabetes in orderto keep the blood sugar relatively stable and freeof any wild fluctuations. Limiting carbohydrateintake may also minimize the need for insulin.Third, exercise will help improve your body’snatural sensitivity to its own or to any injectedinsulin you provide.Many people are not sure why they end up withdiabetes. For most, a combination of geneticpredisposition and lifestyle habits sets off a slowand steady decline in pancreatic function. Thisdecline is inevitable unless the above lifestylemodifications are introduced. Taking supple-ments to help keep diabetes away is tempting.But do they really work?Good news from the scientificworld regarding vitamins anddiabetes preventionA recent study of middle-aged and older menand women was undertaken to see whether therate of developing diabetes would be affectedby how much Vitamin C was circulating in theblood among the study population’s participants.Vitamin C is a known antioxidant and promotesthe well-being of several organ systems, includingthe heart, blood vessels, skin, gums, teethand the immune system. This particular studyconcluded that those individuals with thehighest blood levels of Vitamin C were signifi-cantly less likely to develop diabetes over the12-year study than those with the lowest levels.This is outstanding news!Translating this news into real-world practicaladvice, if you or any member of your familywould like to lessen the risk for developingdiabetes, consider eating more Vitamin C-richfoods. Specific Vitamin C-rich foods include:• Oranges and other citrus fruits• Sweet and hot peppers• Cantaloupe• Potatoes (baked, not fried)• Cherries.Vitamin C can also be obtainedthrough supplementsIf you choose to supplement, be sure you takea high-quality one that contains the appropriateamount to boost your blood level. Healthcareprofessionals recommend anywhere from severalhundreds to several thousands of miligrams ofVitamin C per day.Finally, diabetes is a known risk factor forheart disease, eye disease, skin infections andkidney disease. Fortunately, Vitamin C isknown to help improve blood flow and as anantioxidant protects against sun damage tothe eyes and skin, as well.The bottom line is this: eat a healthy andbalanced diet, stay active and supplement withthe right combination of vitamins and mineralsto help stave off or keep your medical conditionsunder control, especially diabetes.See page 12 to find out howthe Vitamin C flush can boostyour immune
  11. 11. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 11Could your heart and arteries be under attackby pre-diabetes? Some 57 million people havethis condition, according to The NationalInstitute of Diabetes and Digestive and KidneyDiseases. Pre-diabetes means that bloodglucose levels are higher than normal but nothigh enough to be considered diabetes. Manypeople with pre-diabetes eventually develop thedisease; studies indicate that diabetes-associateddamage – especially to the cardiovascular system– may already be occurring in pre-diabetics.Unfortunately, pre-diabetes has no symptoms.And the symptoms of diabetes itself, as withother conditions, are often absent, and may noteven appear until well after you get diabetes.That’s why the best way to find out if you havepre-diabetes is to assess your risk factors, consultwith your healthcare provider and go from there.Pre-diabetes/diabetes risk factorsDo any of these apply to you?YES NO Over 45 years oldYES NO Belong to a high risk race orethnic group: Asian American,African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, AlaskaNative, Pacific IslanderYES NO Family history of diabetes,especially in your immediate familyYES NO Overweight/obeseYES NO Sedentary lifestyleYES NO High blood pressure(140/90 mm Hg or higher)YES NO Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol(below 35 mg/dL)YES NO High triglycerides(above 250 mg/dL)YES NO History of cardiovascular diseaseWomen:YES NO Had gestational diabetesYES NO Gave birth to a nine-pluspound babyYES NO Have polycystic ovary syndromeShould I get tested?Ask your healthcare provider for a fasting bloodglucose test or an oral glucose tolerance test if:• You are over 45 and overweight• You are under 45, overweight and haveone or more of the above risk factors• If you are over 45 and at a healthy weight,ask your healthcare provider if you shouldbe tested.What should I do if I’m pre-diabetic?The good news about pre-diabetes is that withproper nutrition and exercise, you can delay –and even protect against – the onset of type 2diabetes. A major study showed that with 30minutes of daily exercise and a 5-10% reductionin body weight, people were able to reduce theirchances of getting diabetes by 58%!Diet – Reduce your fat and calorie intake,and control your portion sizes. Be sure to includeplenty of fruits, vegetables and lean meats inyour diet.Here’s a good rule of thumb for breaking downyour meals: Divide your plate in half. Fill halfwith non-starchy vegetables, fill one quarter withlean protein and the remaining quarter withcarbohydrates. For the best results, considerworking with a dietician on a meal plan thatbest suits your personal needs.Exercise – Just 30 minutes a day of aerobicexercise can make a huge difference in yourhealth. Not only can exercise help you loseweight, but it can also help lower your bloodsugar and cholesterol, help your body useinsulin, reduce stress, increase your energyand improve your mood.Walking, swimming, biking and dancing are justa few examples of beneficial aerobic exercises.If you think you may be pre-diabetic, meet withyour healthcare provider right away. Remember,a diagnosis of pre-diabetes does not have tomean that you will eventually get diabetes.Arm yourself with the knowledge you need tokeep and maintain normal glucose levels –and good health!Are you pre-diabetic?Symptomsof DiabetesAlthough these are the classicsymptoms of diabetes, they are oftenabsent, resemble symptoms of otherconditions or appear well afteryou’ve become diabetic. Your bestbet for early detection is to assessyour risk factors.• Excessive thirst• Frequent desire to urinate• Extreme hunger• Unexplained weight loss• Extreme fatigue• Blurred visionCheck yourrisk factorsto protectyour health
  12. 12. TriVita’sNon-Acidic Vitamin CPowerful immune system support and muchmore! It helps:• Fight free radicals that contribute to illness• Assist in normalizing blood pressureand cholesterol• Speed wound recovery and aid in healing• Support production and use of antibodiesthat fight illness• Detoxify alcohol, pesticides, smokeand pollution.Over time, your body collects toxins, or poisons,that can damage your health. They collect in yourlymphatic system and this can affect your body’sability to heal itself.What is the lymphatic system?The lymphatic or “lymph” system is animportant part of the immune system. It’smade up of vessels, organs, nodes and ducts thathelp maintain fluid balance in your body. Plus,the lymph system makes, stores and carrieswhite blood cells throughout your body.Toxins can pile up in your lymph nodes.Two-thirds of your immune system resides inthese lymph nodes. If they are full of toxins,your body will not respond correctly to newstresses. Also, allergies and autoimmune diseasescan start with these nodes when they are fullof waste. A process called a Vitamin C Flushcan help your body get rid of this waste.The Vitamin C FlushThe Vitamin C Flush can help stimulate yourlymphatic system and help you calculate themaximum amount of Vitamin C that yourbody can use every day.Because Vitamin C is water soluble, itmust be taken every day. It is an importantantioxidant that helps protect cells againstdamage caused by free radicals (unstable atomsor molecules). It also supports the body’s immunesystem and plays a role in healthy gums, skin,vision and connective tissue. Here’s how theflush works:1. Start your flush in the morning on anempty stomach; set aside at least four hoursof uninterrupted time at home. It will nottake that long but you want to have thattime to comfortably recover from the flush.2. Take 1 teaspoon of TriVita Non-AcidicVitamin C Crystals in 4 or more ouncesof water or juice every 15 minutes untilthe lymph system “flushes.”Important note: Some people report loosestools or even diarrhea with large amountsof Vitamin C. The lymph flush is not tobe confused with diarrhea. Lymph fluid isplasma – mostly water. You will know yourlymph system has flushed when you releaselarge amounts of fluid through your bowels.This is the point where your body can nolonger absorb Vitamin C.3. Multiply the number of teaspoons ofVitamin C it took to flush by 0.75. Thisis the maximum number of teaspoons youcan use in a day.Example: 8 teaspoons to flush x 0.75 = 6Take no more than 6 teaspoons ofVitamin C per day4. Divide the number of daily teaspoons by 3;this will be your serving in the morning,midday and evening.Example: Maximum of 6 teaspoons6 ÷ 3 = 2 teaspoons2 teaspoons in the morning2 teaspoons at midday2 teaspoons in the evening5. Finish the bottle of Vitamin C at this reducedserving. You may continue taking thisamount daily for several months if desired.The average person can flush 1-4 times per year.In time, and after several flushes, you may see thatyour daily Vitamin C needs go down to what maybe considered a more normal serving – one or twoteaspoons, twice a day. If you have any questionsconsult your healthcare provider.BooST youR IMMuNE SySTEM WITh A“Vitamin C Flush”Cleanse your body and help get rid of toxins“I can rely on the Vitamin C Flushto keep me at optimal health.”“I use the Vitamin C Flush to stayhealthy. I’m always on the go, andI need a product that can keep upwith me. With all the stress I puton my body, I know I can rely onthe Vitamin C Flush to keep me at optimal health.I always do the flush when I know I have an impor-tant deadline at work, a personal engagement orlong awaited family vacation. I know I can rest easybecause I will be ready for anything. It only takesme about 4 tsps. to reach the “flush” point. TriVita’sNon-Acidic Vitamin C Crystals really are amazing,and the flush always gives me the energy I need tomaintain my active lifestyle. Thanks, TriVita.”– RYAN S. NEW YORK, NY“It was such a good feeling to knowI rid my body of deadly toxins.”“I am a breast cancer survivor – alittle over a year out (yeah!) and I wastold about the benefits of doing aVitamin C Flush. I had heard abouthaving it done intravenously, whichis very expensive.Needless to say, I was very excited to try it withTriVita’s Non-Acidic Vitamin C Crystals – andit was a lot less expensive than the intravenousmethod! It took me 5 tsps. before I got to the pointof having my lymphatic system “flush.” It was aninteresting experience. Once it was over, whichwasn’t a terribly long time, I had a good night’ssleep and woke up feeling very energized. It wassuch a good feeling to know I rid my body of deadlytoxins and I found out how much Vitamin C my bodyneeds each day. Now that I know it’s a pretty simpleprocedure and how great I feel afterwards, I plan onrepeating it periodically.” – DENISE D. PHOENIX, AZ12 l November 2008Vitamin C Crystals#30170Non-Member $24.99Member $19.99Redeem with 200 VitaPointsVitamin C Time-Release Tablets #30230Non-member $18.99Member $14.99Redeem with 150 VitaPointsVitamin C Pack #326611 bottle Crystals1 bottle TabletsNon-member $43.98Member $29.98Redeem with 350 VitaPointsBuy Oneget 2nd same bottle50% OFFgood through 11-30-08
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  15. 15. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 15“We can only grow to be directing others to TriVita.”In less than a year withTriVita, Godwin Ude hasrealized not just a businessdream, but a life goal:he’s going to Hawaii! Asthe Grand Prize Winnerof TriVita’s AnniversarySweepstakes, Godwin isthrilled at the prospect of his trip. But his biggestexcitement comes from being affiliated with acompany that cares as much as he does aboutintegrity and purpose.Born and raised in Africa, Godwin knows that hislife purpose is answering the call of God to preachthe gospel around the world. That’s a perfectfit with his TriVita business, which he views as aministry: “When you find a company like TriVita,with core values like your own, you follow yourpassion towards it!” His success stems from hispersonal belief in the benefits of products likeTriVita Sublingual B-12. Once his referrals experi-ence those benefits for themselves, “They have noquestion about getting signed up and on board.”There is even purpose for Godwin in winning theall-expense-paid trip to Hawaii. Fifteen years ago,he had a vision, a dream of a place with a name hehad never heard, and found that it was an islandin the South Pacific. At the time, he told his wifethat his dream vacation would be on this island.“But how would I ever get there – it was so far fromwhere I was!” in Africa, he says. He simply knewthat he would go there someday, somehow, aspart of his purpose to preach to people all aroundthe world. For 15 years he carried this dream in hisheart, and now it will come true when he and hiswife collect their amazing Grand Prize.It’s no wonder that Godwin Ude calls joiningwith TriVita “One of the best decisions I haveever made.”“TriVita Sublingual B-12 ismore than great – it’s the best!”The power of personalreferrals has brought bigrewards to Barb Allen.Her TriVita success has wonher second prize (a homecardio trainer) in the TriVitaAnniversary Sweepstakes,but more importantly, her prizeis wellness. Unable to sleep one night, she sawan infomercial for TriVita’s Sublingual B-12, andordered it immediately. The product has done“amazingly well” for her, she affirms: Barb has moreenergy throughout the day, sleeps better at nightand has virtually no more symptoms of herrestless leg syndrome. Her legs used to get sopainful, she’d stand on cold concrete for relief. Thatended when she started taking Sublingual B-12.When Barb makes a referral, it has extra credibilitybecause she owns a Blood Cell Analysis clinic.She can tell what your body needs and what it islacking. She finds that most women need B-12.Many have tried other B-12 products, but once theytry TriVita Sublingual B-12, they quickly realize thedifference. She does not use or recommend anyother B-12 supplement. “This is the best,” Barb says.Most of the people who come to Barb have alreadyexhausted every other possibility. They are frus-trated and often feel much worse than when theystarted looking for solutions to their health issues.Barb says, “You can buy 400 things from the healthfood store. Blood analysis lets you know what islacking that is making you feel so poorly so you canget just what you need!” Sublingual B-12 has beena big hit with many people who come to her office.Barb also takes TriVita’s Vitamin C Crystals andoccasionally takes Energy Now! when she needs apick-up. One thing that definitely does not needa pick-up is her endorsement of TriVita products:that’s on full power all the time.“While other ‘opportunities’come and go, TriVita continuesto grow and grow!”That quote sums up whyBill DeFalco is sold onTriVita – and why he pursuesthe TriVita opportunity withpurpose and passion. Asthe third place winner inthe TriVita AnniversarySweepstakes, he’s happyto have his massage chair prize, and happier stillto be working with a solid company.“The company has a pristine track record,and has built a solid nine-year foundation,”he notes. “That’s why I’ve decided to run withTriVita.” More accurately, Bill is “flying” withTriVita – he’s had his pilot’s license for over30 years, and hopes to be taking off moreand more from his New York home to grow hisTriVita business. When Bill was first introducedto TriVita five years ago, he opted to watch andwait. When the time was right, this professionalin medical engineering jumped right in.Thanks to his research on the TriVita opportunityand his own strong work ethic, Bill is confident thathe’ll be retiring early, paying for his son’s collegeeducation and looking forward to a debt-free life.As someone who works in the medical field, Billknows that in order to meet his goals and growhis business vigorously, he needs to be in goodshape, both mentally and physically. So, he eatsright, exercises, and supplements his diet withquality TriVita products. 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  16. 16. trivita.com16 l November 2008Now they’re recommIt all began with a fantastic product experience.Like so many other busy moms, Priscilla was tiredand run-down. She started taking SublingualB-12, B-6 & Folic Acid and OmegaPrime to helpher feel more energetic, less irritable, improve hermood and stay mentally alert. The supplementsworked together beautifully. Priscilla’s husband,Dr. Babb, who is a minister, also started takingthem and they have since added Vitamin CCrystals and CoQ-10 to their regimen. Theimprovement they’ve both experienced in weight,energy, mood, complexion/hair and activity levelhas been amazing.“I started to get a lot of compliments about myappearance and people asked me what I wasdoing to stay so healthy and in good shape,”Priscilla says. “Here I am, a 41-year-old stay-at-home mom who is taking care of three kids andalso helping to fulfill the vision that God gavemy husband.”Now that Dr. Babb and Priscilla are takingSublingual B-12, they have much more energyto walk and run on a regular basis. Priscilla alsostates that, “It is important to eat proper foodand drink a lot of water. However, by the timeyou eat your food, due to cooking, it has alreadylost a lot of its nutritional value. That’s whyTriVita offers good nutritional supplements thatwill add value to your everyday life.”In addition to Sublingual B-12 Priscillaalso recommends:• Vitamin C to nourish your heart,liver and skin and help to protectagainst aging• CoQ-10 because it helps support everycell in your body• OmegaPrime because it is good foryour joints and brain• Leanology Capsules, Shakes and Chewsbecause she’s seen how effective they arein helping people with weight problems.Priscilla’senergy,weightandmentalalertnesshPriscilla and her husbandadd TriVita Vitamin C Crystalsto their orange juice each day.
  17. 17. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 17mmending these products to others – with great results!“I love these products, so it’s easy for meto recommend them to other people,”Priscilla continues. Dr. Babb is a nationaland international speaker and both have tojuggle their responsibilities at home with aheavy travel schedule. So, with two such busylives, it’s especially important that they keephealth and nutrition at the top of their mind.“It is worth investing in your body because it isthe temple of God,” Priscilla notes. “If you cankeep your spirit, body and soul healthy throughthe reading of the word of God and also byeating the right foods, exercise, lots of water andTriVita’s nutritional supplements, you’ll have along, healthy and fruitful life and be much moreproductive, especially in the body of Christ,your job and busy lifestyle.”As an Affiliate Member, Priscillais profiting from her good healthAlthough she just recently signed up for theAffiliate Member Referral Program, in a shortperiod of time, it has taken off like a rocket.Priscilla has already referred 10-15 peopleto TriVita – and the numbers keep rising.“It is my passion to see others healthy andin good shape,” she explains. “When you referpeople you get a $25 Gift Card and an additionalcompensation check in the mail. This programworks and it’s so easy – plus it’s absolutely free!I’ve gotten a very good response from handingout the 10% discount referral coupons.”She also sends interested people to TriVita’sWebsite for more information about productsand for up-to-the-minute details aboutspecial offers.“I feel really good about being an AffiliateMember, because I am helping people takebetter care of themselves and at the same timebeing rewarded for it,” says Priscilla. “There’s abig incentive because if you refer enough peopleyou can get TriVita products free for life. It’salso free to become an Affiliate Member.”Priscilla’s strategy for successShe uses her own positive experiences withTriVita supplements to help others improve theirhealth and wellness. She also believes that thereason many people do not see results is becauseof inconsistency, lack of discipline and givingup too soon.“TriVita offers a great opportunity for just aboutanyone – whether they are in the ministry, havetheir own business or are stay-at-home moms,”Priscilla says. “All you have to do is buy anyTriVita product that fits your need and youautomatically become a Member and can signup for the Affiliate Program.” She encouragesall Affiliate Members to remember to give anypotential referrals their membership numberso they can qualify to get a $25 TriVita GiftCard and additional compensation.“The best way to succeed with this wonderfulprogram is to consistently use the TriVitaproducts of your choice and your good healthwill be the best testimony for others,” sheconcludes. Priscilla is so excited by her referralsuccess that she plans on building a steady,solid revenue stream.Both Dr. Babb and Priscilla offer these words ofencouragement to everyone: “3 John 2: ‘Beloved,I pray that you may prosper in all things and bein health, just as your soul prospers.’ As you leadothers will follow. God bless you.” shaveimprovedthankstoTriVitasupplements“I started to get alot of complimentsabout my appearanceand people askedme what I was doing tostay so healthyand in good shape.”
  18. 18. trivita.com18 l November 2008My goodness, wherehas this year gone?It’s that wonderfultime of year again and theholidays are almost upon us.The holiday season officiallybegins with Thanksgivingat my house. It is my favorite holiday of the year.For many of us it is a time for kicking off ourshoes, relaxing and spending time with familyand friends as we share in the annual feast.Yet, I have found in my work as an emotionalhealth professional that many people suffer deepemotional stress between Thanksgiving andNew Year’s as a result of the numerous holidaypressures and activities. Some tend to overeator eat the wrong food, drink too much, holdin feelings and in general they just don’t takecare of themselves.There’s no doubt that the holidays are stressful –all that running around shopping for the perfectgift, money pressure from the extra expenditures,and the possibility of confronting old familytensions during the holiday festivities.More than 76% of North Americansindicate that they experience “greatstress” during the holiday season.Over the years, I have encouraged my clients toput in place effective defense strategies to offsetthe stress response to the holidays. One strategythat always receives the most favorable feedbackis to plan a time-out from the holiday rush forfun and laughter.According to a study done by Dr. Tan fromCalifornia’s Loma Linda University MedicalCenter – laughter can have a huge impact onour immune system.Laughter and its connection tophysical and emotional wellnessThe university did a study on two groups ofadults. One group watched an hour of comedyvideos, while the other group sat quietly out ofearshot in another room. Through regular bloodtests carried out during the comedy shows theyfound that the laughter group had an increasein good hormones and a decrease in the body’sstress hormone. The quiet group showed nosignificant change in their hormones.Dr. Tan concluded that, “Laughterbrings a balance to all components ofthe immune system.”You can begin right now to make a list ofactivities (play) that you would enjoy doingjust for fun. Being proactive at the start ofthe holiday season by planning for play andlaughter will give you an added immuneboost that will keep you happy, healthy,and active throughout the holiday rush.Ideas to get your HOLIDAY FUNlist started:1. Invite some friends to go with you to akaraoke venue; sing, laugh and have fun.2. Rent some funny movies and invite yourfriends over for movies and popcorn.3. Play the Old Maid card game with a child.Watch with amusement as the child triesto hide the automatic smile that flickersacross his or her face when drawing theOld Maid card. (Fact: Children laugh 400times a day, while adults laugh on averagea mere 15 times).4. Go to a card store and read the Far Sidecards by Gary Larson. Don’t be surprisedif you find yourself laughing out loud.5. Find hundreds of jokes online andmemorize a few to tell to your friendsand family. Go online Seek out funny people to be around.The evidence is in that taking time out to playisn’t just for kids anymore. Play and having fun,plus a good dose of laughter, needs to be animportant part of an adult’s establishedemotional health routine.“Laughter brings a balanceto all components of theimmune system.”Laugh, Have Funand Play Your WayThrough the Holidaysby Dr. Judy“It’s not happiness that makes us laugh,it’s laughing that makes us happy.”– Janet LifshinDr. Judy 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.
  19. 19. As a chaplain,this is absolutelymy favorite timeof year. People tend tospend more time reflectingon their lives, oftenbecoming more “gratitudeconscious” and lovingtowards one another.Don’t do “drive-by” prayersThis year I especially want to thank God forall of His blessings and answered prayer in myown life. It’s easy to go into your prayer timewith your laundry list of needs and requests.It’s kind of like doing a “drive-by” prayer: “Hereyou are God, now do Your thing.” We tend togo on with our daily routine and forget howGod often moves heaven and earth to answerthose prayers for us.Psalm 69:30 says, “I will praise God’s name insong and glorify him with thanksgiving.” This isthe Scripture that caused me to think aboutthe times in my life when I realized God hadanswered a prayer of mine. Wow! He really didlisten. “Thank you God,” I would say, and beon my way. But did I really sing and glorifyHim with thanksgiving?Keep an attitude of gratitudeby journalingAs part of my wellness journey, I keep a dailyjournal that I write in. In one column I listmy prayer requests, in another I list theanswered prayers that I have received, andrecently, I have added a third column whichnow asks the question: “Did I thank God andglorify Him?” I want to make sure I take thetime to not only thank Him in advance of theanswer, but I want to also give Him thankswhen going into my new prayer requests.Reminding God of all the times He has comethrough for me and my family not only givesme a boost of added faith, but it allows me toreally give God all the praise He deserves. AsI see those answered prayers come to fruition,my attitude of gratitude goes up another notch!TriVita – not your ordinary placeof employmentTriVita is privileged to receive many personalprayer requests. We have an intranet systemthat allows our employees to send in prayerrequests, not only for themselves, but forMembers who have called in to place ordersand happen to share their needs and ask forprayer. Each week, a group of us take timeto pray for these requests. We feel privilegedand grateful for Members like you who trustus enough to ask for prayer.As we celebrate the Thanksgiving seasonand give thanks for our family and the manyblessings God has given us, even duringa trying economic time, I encourage eachof you to devote equal time to praising andthanking God – not just for what He’s done,but for what He’s going to do in your life.Have an especially blessed Thanksgivingthis year by entering into God’s gates withthanksgiving in your heart and into Hiscourts with praise!your body, His Temple1 Cor. 6:19-20“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving.” – Psalm 69:30The Power of Gratitude – giving Him the gloryby Chaplain Gene HendersonPsalm 100:4“Enter His gates withThanksgiving and intoHis courts with praise.Be thankful to Him,and bless His name!”VITAJOURNAL l 19
  20. 20. trivita.com20 l November 20084,954ORAC valueper serving*Get More Fruits and VegetablesEach Day with NutraFruitsThis delicious powdered drink provides nutrients from over30 fruits and vegetables, including these antioxidant-rich foods:• Mangosteen • Goji Berries• Acai Berries • PomegranatesSimply mix NutraFruits with water, juice, Leanology Nutritional Shakesor your favorite beverage. Try it today!It seems like almost every month we hearabout a new discovery with extravagant healthclaims. In years past, some of these claimswere unbelievable. However, Super Fruitsreally do help provide protection from seriousdietary deficiencies.Super Fruits have exotic names and are fromfaraway places. The out-of-the-ordinary natureof these fruits adds to their appeal. But arethese Super Fruits really super?Battle inflammation and agingA definition for Super Fruits might include:a food that has exceptional nutrient density; afood that has extremely powerful antioxidantcapacity; or a food that has the potential forreducing disease risk.Can any food meet all of these requirements?The answer is definitely YES! Most Super Fruitsdeliver a full day’s requirement for specificnutrients in a single serving. Super Fruits also“put out the fire” of inflammation by generouslydonating anti-inflammatory antioxidantswherever there is a need. Super Fruit antioxidantshelp fight the battle against the calendar byturning back the clock on premature aging.So, Super Fruits really are super!How they helpSuper Fruits are daily insurance against theantioxidant debt that leads to disability anddisease. These nutrient-dense foods allow us tocatch up on any antioxidant deficiency we facebecause of stress, pollution and toxins in ourenvironment, or simply overexertion. Super Fruitswork to reduce inflammation, providing us withprotection from disease and disability, as well asa little protection from the calendar by reversingpremature aging in our cells.As you know, we all need the nutrients providedin fruits and vegetables. Health experts agreethat disease prevention is best effected with thefollowing amount of fruits and vegetables daily:• Children: five servings• Women: seven servings• Men: nine servingsAccording to the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention, North American adults eatless than three servings of fruits and vegetablesdaily. This habit has caused the death rate fromheart disease, cancer and many other causesto skyrocket. Worse yet, those who choose toreject the antioxidant protection from fruits andvegetables end their lives with nine to 17 yearsof disability. When we formulated TriVita’sNutraFruits we packed it with over 30 fruitsand vegetables – including powerful Super Fruits.When Super Fruit consumption is high, diseaseincidence is low. Modern medical researchconfirms that people who eat Super Fruitsregularly enjoy a reduction in diseases rangingfrom Alzheimer’s and heart disease to leukemiaand prostate cancer.Of course, we still need to make dietary choicesthat give us a healthy advantage. In the contextof a healthy lifestyle, Super Fruits can be awelcome addition. Take a variety of Super Fruitsto take advantage of the strengths offered byeach one. Use them daily to ensure a life ofwellness and vitality! WhatareSuperFruitsand why are they essentialto your good health?Enjoy exotic fruits full of nutrient powerin TriVita’s convenient NutraFruitsNutraFruits gives you so manyessentials for good healthNutraFruits brings you a rich bounty of vitalnutrients from over 30 of the healthiest fruits andvegetables on the planet. Plus, you get a wide rangeof antioxidants, phytonutrients, carotenoids,enzymes, probiotics and fiber to support youroverall health. This delicious, low calorie, powdereddrink is easy to enjoy – just mix with any beverage!*ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) a method that measuresthe ability of foods and other substances to subdue oxygen free radicals.NutraFruits has an ORAC value of 4,954 units per single serving – that’s likehaving eight servings of fruits and vegetables.NutraFruits #31250Non-Member $37.99Member $29.99Redeem with 300 VitaPoints
  21. 21. CALL 1-800-991-7116 whenyou place your order and ask aWellness Consultant to include a2009 TriVita Calendar FREE!This offer is good while supplies last.This calendar features:• Beautiful nature photographs• Inspiring and motivational quotations• TriVita’s 10 Essentials for Healthand Wellness• Information on referring others• Space to write down appointments.Ask for yourFREE calendarwith your nextproduct purchase!Call for your 2009 TriVitaCalendar Planner TODAY1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 21With Thanksgiving approaching,it seems appropriate to focus on thethings we are all grateful for. Theholiday, however, shouldn’t be theonly time to give thanks to others.Expressing your gratitude year ‘roundhas been shown to bring happiness andmaintain good friendships. Next timeyou want to thank someone, try one ofthese 10 ideas to make a lasting impact.1 Be specific. Rather than just saying“thank you” to someone after he or she hasdone something for you, explain what theydid specifically and how it affected you. Forexample “Thank you so much for picking upthe groceries today. I’ve been really busy andI couldn’t have done it without you.”2 Write a note. A hand-written noteor letter of thanks is rare nowadays, whichmakes it extra special.3 Send flowers. Flowers are a great wayto say “thank you” with a bang! They’ll makesomeone feel appreciated and brighten their day.You don’t have to spend a lot of money. Pick up abouquet of flowers from a local grocery storeor (even better!) cut blooms from your garden anddeliver them yourself.4 Give a special gift. Gifts don’t have tobe pricey or overdone. Find out what your friendor coworker likes. Do they like going to themovies? Do they love to write? You can get thema gift card, or buy them a journal or pen.5 Pick up the phone. Place anunexpected phone call just to say “thank you”to that someone you’ve been thinking about. Youcan let them know you are grateful to have themin your life. You’ll be glad you called,and so will they.6 Sweeten it up. Leave a piece of choco-late (extra dark is the healthiest!) on someone’schair or desk. You can accompany it with a littlenote. It’s a great way to sweeten their day.7 Bake. Nothing says “thank you” like abatch of homemade cookies. Home baked treatscan make the recipient of your “thank you” feelvery appreciated for your time and effort.8 E-Card. The Internet is one of the fastestways to connect with people, especially whenthey live far and there’s a time difference. Sendan electronic card of thanks. There are a lot offree E-cards to choose from.9 Frame it. A picture says a million words.If a close friend has been there for you lately, andyou really want to show your appreciation, framea picture of the two of you, and note how muchyou appreciate them in your life.10 Mix it up. You and your family memberscan each write down something to be thankfulfor on a piece of paper. Mix up the notes in abowl. At the dinner table, pass the bowl aroundand have each member select and read a note outloud. Though this can be done at any time, itmay be a great way to spend part of yourThanksgiving meal.The next time you want to show appreciation,remember: simple gestures go a long way, allyear long!10Waysto Give ThanksA $9.99 VALUE
  22. 22. Alzheimer’s Disease−Separating Myths from FactsDuring National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month,some strategies that will help you ward off diseaseby Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science OfficerHCY updateThe devastation of Alzheimer’s disease(AD) affects millions of familiesthroughout North America. Unfortunately,you’ll find a certain amount of misinformationabout this horrific epidemic on TV, the Internet,newspapers and magazines. My own family hasbeen touched by Alzheimer’s so it’s very impor-tant for me to help you separate the myths fromthe truth about AD. By having the facts you canbetter protect yourself against the onset ofAlzheimer’s or help your loved ones who arealready suffering from the disease.Myth: We see more people withAlzheimer’s disease because ofmedia attentionTruth: The number of people with AD isincreasing every year and the percentage ofpeople with AD in North America is increasing,though the lifespan is getting shorter.The number of people with Alzheimer’s diseaseis increasing at an alarming rate. There is nocure. Currently, over 500 clinical trials are beingconducted just to find a way to slow down therunaway epidemic of AD. But trying to reversethe damage of AD once the disease hasprogressed is like trying to hold back the tidewith your bare hands: there is little hope ofsuccess. Prevention and slowing the progressof AD are the only hopes we currently have.Year after year we watch as this disease stealsthe people we love. The irony of this diseaseis so disheartening: AD strikes when we are atthe richest point in life in terms of experienceand wisdom.Myth: Alzheimer’s disease is genetic;there is nothing we can do about it.Truth: AD is the accumulation of many yearsof damage to your brain, causing plaque to buildup and nerves to tangle. There are preventionstrategies that work to help reduce the damageto our brain and to reduce the chances of AD.The chances of being diagnosed with ADincrease as we age. AD affects about half ofpeople age 85 and older. However, this is morea product of biological age than chronological age.In other words, AD has more to do with howwell we are aging rather than how many dayswe cross off our calendar! AD is a disease ofaccumulation: every trauma to our head, everytoxin that poisons our brain, every stressfulday and every moment we are nutrient-deficientadd to the accumulated damage to our brain.This is biological aging and it has little todo with the calendar.Genetics absolutely plays a role in AD devel-opment. We can often get a glimpse into ourgenetics by looking at our homocysteine (HCY)levels. The higher the blood levels of HCY, thegreater the likelihood we will develop AD.A gene defect that predisposes a person to ADis called the MTHFR defect. It is common inabout 40% of people. This gene pumps out HCYin very high amounts. What is the solution forelevated HCY? Foods and food supplements richin B vitamins. (A published clinical trial ofHCY Guard demonstrated that it reducedelevated HCY levels by 35% in just 42 days!)So, while there are definite genetic markersto help us determine our AD risk, there arealso proven strategies to help us protect againstthe damage that may lead to AD. Reduce yourSocialinteractionanddailyexercisehelpcombatAlzheimer’sdisease.Alzheimer’s article continued on page 30...trivita.com22 l November 2008
  23. 23. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 23HCY Guard helps lower high homocysteinelevels in as little as 42 days• Help fight illnesses linked with HCY, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.• Speed nutrients to the bloodstream through sublingual delivery.• Combat illness risk from stress and aging.HCY Guard #30460Non-Member $29.99Member $23.99Redeem with 240 VitaPointsCall toll-free today to order 1-800-991-7116Healthy homocysteine levels helpreduce your risk for deadly illness“I think the HCY Guard is a great product.”“While taking TriVita’s HCY Guard, I noticed anincrease in my metabolism. I had more energy,which helped me burn more calories. I did notchange my eating habits, but I did notice a slightdecrease in my weight. I think the HCY Guardis a great product. Thanks, TriVita.”– amanda F. crownSVille, md“TriVita products saved my mind.”“I want to share with you the great benefits wehave experienced through the use of HCY Guard.I come from a family with a history of Alzheimer’s.My mother’s father had Alzheimer’s, althoughit wasn’t called by that name back then... andthen two of my mother’s sisters died of thedisease...and now two weeks ago, I lost mymother due to Alzheimer’s. You can see I couldbe a prime candidate for this disease.I am a counselor and I facilitate many groupsof various topics each week. It got to the pointwhere I could not put two thoughts together...I was forgetting material I knew very well... and Icould not form the words to complete a sentenceto make my point to my class... but fortunately,last year, I heard about TriVita through JamesRobison’s TV program.I immediately went online to purchase HCYGuard and with a faithful daily regimen... withintwo weeks, I noticed I had my mind back... Icannot express it any other way. I could speakquickly, remember the words I needed to use,and I had a general clarity of mind. I was elated!I have continued taking this supplement alongwith Energy Now! and will never stop! TriVitaproducts saved my mind.During this past year, my mother’s youngestsister, who is 77, began having definite signs ofdementia. Her memory loss was so bad, sheactually forgot to attend my mother’s funeralservice. I immediately gave her a supply of HCYGuard and Energy Now! After only one week oftaking the supplements, she called me on thephone, and to my surprise she sounded as ifshe were 20 years old again. She sounded like aperson who is mentally sharp. I feel so blessedby these products... I tell everyone about theseproducts... and you can understand why I thankGod for TriVita!”– Julia m. teHacHaPi, ca“I could hardly believe it butmy homocysteine level is now 4.6.”“About a year ago a friend recommended thatI have my homocysteine tested. Last year myhomocysteine level was 9. I have been takingHCY Guard every day for the last year. Last month,I had a physical with my healthcare providerand they tested my homocysteine. I could hardlybelieve it but my homocysteine level is now 4.6.Wow, it was almost cut in half, probably addingsome years to my life and life to my years!”– randY d. San FranciSco, caHCY Guard success stories
  24. 24. trivita.com24 l November 2008“Super B-12 has been instrumental inhelping me maintain focus.”“I started taking the SuperSublingual B-12 because I wastold that it would help improve myconcentration and I have alwaysbeen an ADHD (Attention DeficitHyperactivity Disorder) type ofperson. Not being able to concentrate and focuswas extremely frustrating. I started taking SuperSublingual B-12 on a Monday and by WednesdayI felt a lot more focus. Suddenly I was able toaccomplish tasks that I wasn’t able to tackle prior totaking the supplement. Super Sublingual B-12 hasbeen instrumental in helping me maintain focus.”– Heidi P. Scottsdale, AZ“My focus and stamina were better thanthey had ever been before.”“I have worked several years with a lady who is 70years old and you would think she is 40 by the wayshe looks and works. I finally probed and found outshe had been taking TriVita’s Sublingual B-12,B-6 & Folic Acid for a number of years. I thought‘I really need to try this stuff!’ It didn’t take longto find that I was no longer having my afternoonslump as before. It was only four weeks later thatI was handed a major project that required longhours and much mental concentration for severalmonths. I soon realized that my focus and staminawere better than they had ever been before.Thanks, TriVita!”– Debbie H. Birmingham, AL“I don’t intend to ever be withoutAdaptogen 10 Plus!”“I am very pleased with Adaptogen 10 Plus!In October of 2006, I contracted sepsis (a life-threatening immune disorder) and was hospitalizedfor more than a week in critical condition. Theinfection so ravaged my body that although I wastaking several nutritional supplements, I was notable to rebuild my immunity and was susceptibleto every virus that came along. In March of 2007, afriend who had observed me struggling for a solidthree months with one virus after another, gaveme a Gift of Health and I received my first bottleof Adaptogen 10 Plus. I have not been sick a singleday since I started taking the Adaptogen 10 Plus.This winter every one of my friends and familymembers has battled either the flu or a severeupper respiratory virus that has gone around ourarea. I alone have remained well. I don’t intend toever be without Adaptogen 10 Plus!”– Pam M. Highland, CA“I believe your Vitamin C has helped mestay healthy!”“I have gastrointestinal issues thatmake it very hard for me to handleantibiotics in the event of anyillness. So several years ago Istarted taking two TriVitaNon-Acidic Vitamin C Tabletseach day. It has helped me so much. I have a six-year-old daughter who brings illnesses home allthe time. I believe your Vitamin C has helped mestay healthy! I really do love this product!”– Glenda M. Flower Mound, TXReal Stories from real peopleSee what Members like you have to say about TriVita products!“TriVita’s Energy Now! sure helped me get through a rough day!”“I was just exhausted. Family was in town and wehad been running from here to there. I had had onlya couple of hours of sleep when I had to get up andstart a new day. As the day went on, I was getting sosluggish I could hardly move. But, I had so much todo. I took one of TriVita’s Energy Now! pills andBOOM! I was finishing every task I needed to do forthe evening. I wasn’t jittery or nervous feeling, justenergized. TriVita’s Energy Now! sure helped me getthrough a rough day!”– Jill S. High Point, NC“I went from 200 pounds to 160 pounds... I truly feel terrific.”“After leaving my law enforcement career of 16 years, I began adesk management job. With no need to exercise, eating becamecomfortable. I went from 170 pounds to 200 pounds in aboutone year. I woke one day and looked in the mirror and saw aonce lean person rapidly turning obese. With heart disease andother problems in mind, a diet seemed the only solution.“I have been using TriVita’s vanilla and chocolate flavorLeanology shakes about 4-5 months, with surprising results.I went from 200 pounds to 160 pounds. In conjunctionwith using the shake, I began walking and slowly workinginto jogging 4-5 times a week. Cookies, cake, fried foodsand heavy meals look awful now. They have been replaced,gradually, with bananas, oranges, salads and yogurt. I trulyfeel terrific. My blood pressure is down and my energy levelis up. I tried other diet pills and shakes with little or no results.Leanology truly fills me up throughout the day. Thank you, TriVita!”– Jason F. Scottsdale, AZYou should consult with a healthcare provider beforestarting any diet, exercise or supplementation program,before taking any medication, or if you suspect youmight have a heart problem. You should not stoptaking any medication without first consulting yourhealthcare provider.
  25. 25. VITAJOURNAL l 25They swim. They dance. They pilotyachts. They put on shows. They travelaround North America in their motorhome. And whatever they do, wherever they go,Marvis and Harry L. hear the same question:“Where do you get all that energy?!”It’s a natural question to ask anyone this active;even more natural when you know that Harryis 84 and Marvis is 82. Married for 21 years, thisremarkable Florida couple keeps up a routinethat would exhaust many younger folks, but it’sjust glorious daily life for them.“We’ve been using TriVita products for years –especially Energy Now! and Sublingual B-12,B-6 & Folic Acid – and we know this is why wehave so much energy,” says Marvis. “Of course,we eat right and don’t smoke, and we thank theLord every morning for another glorious day.”The doctor couldn’t believe itHarry, a World War II bomber pilot and formercommercial airline pilot, knows that taking thecontrols of his health depends on smart eating,exercise and using the right qualitysupplements. “TriVita’s products mustwork. I’m living proof!” he exclaims.On a recent visit to a new doctor, Harrywas asked what medications he takes.“None,” was the reply. “I can’t believeit!” responded the doctor.Both Harry and Marvis start their daywith TriVita’s Energy Now! and givethemselves a midday boost withSublingual B-12. Other TriVitaproducts they enjoy are Non-AcidicVitamin C, OmegaPrime andAdaptogen 10 Plus.“People just can’t believe how much energy wehave,” says Marvis, who was first introduced toTriVita several years ago when she and Harrymoved to a coastal town in southwesternFlorida. “We swim almost every morning in thepool, we dance two or three times a week, Harryrides his bike, I do all my own housework, andwe still have spare energy to go out on our boat.”It’s no wonder that the couple’sneighbors, family and friendsask them their energy secret allthe time. That’s when Marvistells them about TriVita, andhands out referral cards. “It’seasy to use and recommendTriVita products. They reallywork, and I appreciate thecompany’s emphasis onspirituality and being gratefulfor all our blessings.”A flapper, a sultan and a Dixielandband: “It’s showtime!”The most gratifying activities for Marvis andHarry are the shows they put on at assistedliving facilities in their community. With afriend’s Dixieland band and a few other kindredspirits in entertainment, the energetic duo sing,dance and put on comedy skits. One crowd-pleaser features Harry dressed as a sultanattended by harem “girls.” In another, Marvisuses her professional experience as a danceinstructor to do a mean Charleston, flapperoutfit and all.“It makes our hearts feel good to see theresidents smile and laugh,” says Marvis.A firm believer in the power of prayer, Marvisaffirms, “I know I’ve been blessed, with mywonderful husband and my healthy life.” Theday before they met in 1982, Marvis remembersthat, “I asked the Lord to send me a good manto love me for who I am.” Recalls Harry witha chuckle today, “With a connection like that,I didn’t stand a chance.”Could you keep upwith this couple?The secret to vibrant life in their 80s:healthy living, gratitude and TriVita energy productsAffiliate Member Spotlight“Peoplejustcan’tbelievehowmuchenergywehave...”–MarvisandHarryOn a recent visit to a new doctor, Harry“It’s easy to useand recommendTriVita products.They really work...”controls of his health depends on smart eating,It’s no wonder that the couple’sneighbors, family and friendsask them their energy secret allthe time. That’s when Marvistells them about TriVita, andhands out referral cards. “It’s“It’s easy to useand recommendTriVita products.They really work...”
  26. 26. trivita.com26 l November 2008Members – We Want to Hear From You!We invite you to let us know how we’re doing. Maybe you have feedback on a particular article. Or perhaps you’d like to see specific articles inthe future on certain topics, including those that might help you with your health concerns. In any case, we’d like to hear from you. And pleaseknow that we appreciate your correspondence. Our goal is to serve you and your needs as Members of our wellness community.– VitaJournal EditorSend comments to vitajournal@trivita.comNote: When you submit a letter, you are also giving TriVita full rights to it,including the right to publish it in future publications and to edit it as needed.Vitamin C helped reduce cancer tumor growth and size in miceWashington, DCA new study from the National Institutes of Health showed that high-dose intravenous injections of Vitamin Chelped reduce cancer tumors in mice. The research, which appeared in the August 2008 Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Sciences, focused on mice with brain, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.Because the body will only allow a certain amount of Vitamin C to be absorbed when it’s taken orally, researchersbypassed the digestive system by injecting high doses of Vitamin C into the veins or abdominal cavities of micewith brain, ovarian or pancreatic tumors. Tumor growth and weight was reduced by 41 to 53 percent. Normal cellswere unaffected by the Vitamin C.Study authors say that more research is needed before this can be applied to humans; however, the lead authorof the study said that clinical trials of Vitamin C as a cancer treatment are in the planning stages.Low Vitamin B-12 levels linked to brain volume lossOxford, United KingdomA study published in the September 2008 edition of Neurology showed that people with lower levels of VitaminB-12 were six times more likely to lose brain volume than those with higher B-12 levels.Researchers at the University of Oxford studied 107 adults ages 61 to 87 for five years to investigate the linkbetween Vitamin B-12 levels and loss of brain volume. Participants underwent annual blood tests, MRIs, physicalexams and memory tests.All the participants had B-12 levels within the normal range; however, the differences in brain volume weresignificant between those in the normal-low range and those in the normal-high range.Holiday stress can lead to overeatingCambridge, MassachusettsA survey conducted by the American Psychological Association showed that nearly half of women in the UnitedStates experience more stress during the holidays. This in turn contributes to “comfort” eating and drinking,which can result in weight gain. The survey showed that one in three people turn to food to help cope with stress.Of the women surveyed, 41% indicated they ate for comfort during the holidays while 31% said they ate for comfortthroughout the year. For men, 25% used food for comfort during the holidays, versus 19% for the rest of the year.The survey was conducted among 369 men and 417 women. The latest Scientific research that affects you, your health and your lifeResearch and focus
  27. 27. 1-800-991-7116 VITAJOURNAL l 27Seven Ways toBOOSTImmune HealthTry these easy tips to help you stay balanced,healthy and happy throughout the winter monthsBy Christa Orecchio, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Counselor1. Let supplements give you a boost! It’s a good idea to tune-up yoursupplement plan when the seasons change. TriVita’s quality supplementscan be your best defense. Try Vitamin C Non-Acidic Crystals along withNutraFruits, Odorless Garlic and Echinacea with Golden Seal. They will helpfortify your system for cold and flu season.2. Keep the sweetness, reduce the sugar. If you do only one thing toboost your immune system, reduce “the white stuff.” You will see drasticresults in your energy levels, weight, mood and immunity when you eatless refined sugar. Keep the sweetness with healthier alternatives such asagave nectar, stevia or honey.3. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies, especially mushrooms!The nutritional content that you receive from raw fruits and veggies isunparalleled. Dark-colored produce (berries, kale and broccoli) tendsto have the most immune-boosting nutrients. Also, shiitake and maitakemushrooms increase the body’s production of white blood cells, whichare an important part of the immune system.4. Get spicy! Cooking with spices enhances digestion by making nutrientsmore easily available to the body. Different spices also have specific immune-boosting properties. Tumeric has an immune-modulating effect because it isdetoxifying. Cumin enhances digestion and black pepper increases vigor byreaching deeper tissues. Try the Immunity Spice Mix to the right!5. Limit caffeine. As enticing as that cup of joe sounds in the morning,caffeine robs your body of minerals and vitamins, while also dehydratingyou. If you do drink coffee, make sure you add additional water per cup ofcoffee. Adequate water will reduce headaches, cravings and fatigue.6. Connect with movement. Exercise improves health and happinessby releasing endorphins. Find a movement that inspires you and you’ll bemaking the right move to better health.7. Nurture yourself. Today’s world is frenetic so make sure you take time foryourself, doing whatever recharges you. That’s because taking care of youremotional needs is just as important as food is to your system. Our bodiesrespond to our emotions – if you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious, it mayresult in a sore throat or a cold. Create a space within yourself and your livingenvironment for harmony, self-love and joy. When you’re happy, you’re farless likely to get sick.Cool Weather MisoDIRECTIONSCut wakame strip into small pieces. Bring water to boil, add wakameand carrot, simmer 15 minutes. Add kale and mushrooms and cook5 minutes, then add green onion and simmer briefly. Turn off heat,and dissolve miso into the soup by stirring through a strainer.INGREDIENTS2 ½ cups water½ cup sliced carrot½ cup sliced kale or watercress1 green onion, sliced3 inch strip wakame seaweed½ cup shitake mushrooms1 Tbsp. barley misoImmunity Spice MixDIRECTIONSHeat 1 tsp. spice mixture with 1 Tbsp. ghee or butter, usingmedium-high heat, until the mixture releases an aroma. Removefrom the heat immediately. Add to cooked brown rice, vegetablesor any other savory food.INGREDIENTS6 parts tumeric3 parts ground cumin3 parts ground coriander6 parts ground fennel1 part powdered, dry ginger1 part ground black pepper¼ part ground cinnamonhere are some delicious, immune-boosting recipes that will helpkeep you healthy this winter.Christa Orecchio
  28. 28. trivita.comThe holiday season is a time of joy welook forward to, but it also representsa time of heightened stress. Stress canhave a negative effect on us, both physicallyand mentally, so it’s important to find ways tocope with it. It’s easy to turn to unhealthybehaviors such as over-eating or smoking, butthis will only worsen the problem. This year,commit to make a change in your life that willbenefit you positively.There are several stress-relieving techniquesthat will help trigger the body to relax. Practicedregularly (daily is best), these techniques willhelp reduce stress and boost feelingsof happiness and calm. Choose the onethat best suites you.Deep breathing• Sit in a comfortable position, with yourback straight. Place one hand over yourchest, the other over your abdomen.• Breathe in through your nose, and noticeas your hand on your stomach moves. Thehand on your chest should move very little.This means you are breathing in from yourstomach and filling your lungs with air.• Exhale through your mouth to let out allthe air (you might count to get a goodrhythm). Notice how your stomach goesback in.• Concentrate on peaceful, deep breathingone to two times a day for stress relief.Guided imagery• Close your eyes and useyour senses to imagine aserene and tranquil place. Thiscould be a tropical island, a quietcabin in the woods, a favoritechildhood spot; any place thatmakes you feel calm and at ease.• See the details around you (thesun rising, the palm trees waving).Hear the wind blow or the wavesreaching the shore. Feel the cool airon your skin, or the water at yourfeet. Smell the flowers or trees besideyou. Taste the clean, fresh air.• Whenever you feel stressed, take a fewminutes to close your eyes and think ofthis peaceful place. Your mind will travelthere with you for a moment, and yourbody will begin to relax.Massage therapy for stress relief• Soothing your scalp: place your fingerson the back of your head, with yourthumbs resting behind your ears. Makecircles on your scalp with your fingertipsfor 15-20 seconds. This is a simple, quickexercise to massage your scalp and relaxyour body tension.• Eye Relaxation: Close your eyes. Placeyour ring fingers under your eyebrowsat the bridge of your nose. Press downslowly for 5-10 seconds, and then gentlyrelease. Repeat two to three times.• Relieving sinus pressure: Place thetips of your fingers at the bridge of yournose. Slowly move your fingers down yournose and across your upper cheekbones,to the outside of your eyes.• Tension relief for your shoulders:With one arm, reach over the frontof your body to your opposite shoulder.Press firmly, using a circular motion,on the muscle above your shoulder blade.This should release bottled-up tension.When stress builds up (especially duringthe holidays), our health can wear down. It’simportant to take the time to relax in thisand every season.trivita.com28 l November 2008Calm your holiday worries withsimple stress-relieving techniques