Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

Most weight loss plans focus on reducing caloric intake of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and increasing caloric expenditure through exercise, leading to an energy deficit that promotes weight loss. But one of the often overlooked components of a successful weight loss plan is ensuring you get all of the necessary micronutrients too. This includes vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-chemicals. Micronutrients play crucial roles in our nutrition, including the prevention and treatment of various diseases and conditions as well as the optimization of physical and mental functioning. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients”

Reliv March Prodcast: Talking Weight Loss and Reliv Nutrition

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More Americans are concerned about weight loss than any other health condition. But with the endless selection of diet plans and products, most people don’t know where to begin. Host Tina Van Horn, Reliv product marketing specialist, is joined by Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl W. Hastings to talk about how Reliv products can promote safe, effective and sustainable weight loss. Tina is also joined by some friends who will share their remarkable Reliv weight loss health stories.

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Science & Health Today: 3 Ways to Stick with Your Healthy Resolutions

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

How about a little reality check on that New Year’s resolution that you made to lose weight, eat healthier or start exercising?  Are you still going strong?  Or, do you prefer not to talk about it? Don’t feel too bad if your enthusiasm for change has faded to frustration — as many as 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned in time to indulge in Valentine’s Day chocolates. But, hold off on waving the white flag just yet.  I have a few strategies that may help you find the motivation that’s missing and give you a fresh perspective on your goals. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: 3 Ways to Stick with Your Healthy Resolutions”

Reliv February Prodcast: Keeping Nutrition and Fitness First

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Host Steve Hastings shares his insights on how Reliv is showing its commitment to help people stay healthy and fit. Joined by Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist and Angie Janes Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, you’ll hear about the importance of community fitness and the success Reliv’s own corporate fitness program has had on improving morale.

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Reliv January Prodcast: Healthy Tips for the New Year

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The usage of nutritional supplements continues to increase as more evidence of the health benefits reaches consumers and health professionals.  Understanding all of this information can be a challenge.  Fortunately, Reliv, under the guidance of Dr. Carl Hastings, has helped make nutritional supplementation simple with cutting-edge products.  Dr. Carl will share his insights on the nutritional supplement industry and the science behind the Reliv product difference.

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Science and Health Today: Why the World Needs Reliv Now + LunaRich X

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We often hear warnings about the dangers of the standard American diet and lifestyle. The increased demands on our time compel us to seek more convenient, fast food options that are often highly processed and low in essential nutrients. We often lament the fact that we don’t have time for physical activity, are stressed out and don’t get enough quality sleep. All of these things lead to weight gain and New Year’s resolutions to lose that weight. Perhaps even a bigger issue is that the standard American diet leaves us with nutrient deficiencies making it even more difficult for our bodies to deal with the stresses of modern life. And this is a lifestyle that is becoming more common around the world, not just in the U.S.

But what about when we do everything right? We eat a balanced diet full of fresh produce, get regular physical activity, manage our stress, practice good sleeping habits and get those 8+ hours in and maintain a healthy weight. Are we doing everything we can for good health and getting all the nutrients we need? Possibly, but this is very dependent on what you’re eating and your individual needs. This can be very difficult to know for sure. There is also a difference between getting just enough of a nutrient and getting the optimal amount.  Continue reading “Science and Health Today: Why the World Needs Reliv Now + LunaRich X”

12 Health Tips for the Holidays

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SHThealthyholtipsDecBlog Making sure health remains a top priority during this special time of year

For a time of year that brings so much joy, the holidays can sure do a number on our health. It is cold and the flu and other viruses are everywhere.  You’re also carrying an extra sugar load from all the delicious holiday treats that seem to surround and follow you.  Maybe you’ve missed a few days or weeks of exercise (after all, it is the holidays), and the family is all coming to your place for the holidays so you better hurry to make sure your house is spotless, decorated like a catalogue, and everyone’s gifts are wrapped and ready to impress. This is a lot of stress for anyone’s body, mind and spirit. How about those of us who maybe haven’t been good all year health-wise?  Continue reading “12 Health Tips for the Holidays”

Reliv December Prodcast: Holiday Health Tips

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Host Tina Van Horn talks about navigating the temptations of the holiday season while maintaining healthy habits. Learn how not to “over-do” the holidays, how to maintain your focus on weight maintenance, and control your stress levels during this entertaining but challenging time of year. Tina will share how Reliv products are an essential part of the solution and you’ll hear inspiring success stories from Reliv consumers.

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Science & Health Today: Blood Sugar Management

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Seven Years of Blood Sugar Management with GlucAffect

This November marks the 7th anniversary of Reliv’s GlucAffect® nutritional supplement launch. GlucAffect was developed to support healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss, indicators of metabolic syndrome which can lead to chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research supports the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formulation.

GlucAffect was studied in an 8-week clinical trial that included 50 overweight participants with moderately elevated fasting blood glucose. Subjects were randomly assigned to either four daily servings of GlucAffect or a placebo meal replacement, and all participants took part in a diet and exercise program. Those who took GlucAffect lowered their fasting glucose by an average of 30%, moving them to healthy blood glucose levels. They also lost an average of 16 pounds. The control group taking the placebo did not experience significant reduction in their blood glucose levels or weight.

The patented GlucAffect formula includes several potent extracts, such as Pycnogenol®, LunaRich® and banaba leaf, which continue to be studied for their health benefits, especially in regards to the risk factors of metabolic syndrome.

Pycnogenola powerful antioxidant that has been shown to lower blood glucose levels, LDL and blood pressure.

A 2015 review in Phytotherapy Research reported that Pycnogenol’s “strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endothelium-dependent vasodilator activity, and also its anti-thrombotic effects make it appropriate for targeting the multifaceted pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome. Clinical studies have shown that it can reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, blood pressure in mild to moderate hypertensive patients and waist circumference; and improve lipid profile, renal and endothelial functions in metabolic syndrome.”  Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Blood Sugar Management”

Reliv November Prodcast: Blood Sugar Management

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is essential for optimal health today and prevention of serious health problems tomorrow. Host Tina Van Horn discusses the prevalence of diabetes in modern society, explores the science behind blood sugar management and shares steps you can take right now to take control of your health — such as making GlucAffect® from Reliv part of your daily routine. Plus, you’ll hear inspiring success stories from Reliv consumers.

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