In this month’s prodcast, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist Tina Van Horn sits down with one of the most respected food scientists in the country… our own Dr. Carl Hastings. In this special interview, we share some unexpected exciting news that happened at Reliv recently, including the highly anticipated launch of our new fitness and weight loss program, Fit3. It’s going to be an incredible year at Reliv!
By Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings
If your doctor knew you had a health condition that puts you at increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many other chronic health conditions, would you expect him or her to discuss it with you? Would you ask questions about how to treat this health condition and take steps to decrease your risk of developing other complications and diseases? Would you make changes that you knew could add years and improved quality to your life? If so, it may be time to talk to your doctor about weight loss. Continue reading “Have You Had This Talk With Your Doctor?”→
With our increasingly busy lives, how can parents raise kids that are healthy and happy? Host Tina Van Horn is joined by a few special guests who tell their stories on how they are fitting in good nutritional choices in a fast food world. Dr. Carl Hastings also shares his insights on this increasingly popular and important topic.
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”→
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”→
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.
Pycnogenol – a 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”→
September is Healthy Aging Month, a national observance to encourage practices for healthy aging in all aspects of life — mental, physical, social and financial — especially for individuals 45 and up. The U.S. population of individuals over the age of 45 is growing and now includes members of Gen X as well as Boomer and Mature generations. No matter your age, it’s never too late or too early to take charge of your health and lead a more vibrant life. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Turn Back the Clock Through Healthy Aging”→
Recorded live at the 2015 Reliv International Conference, Dr. Carl Hastings discusses the Reliv nutritional philosophy and explains why Reliv formulas deliver results like no other products available today. Listen to the recordingor download on iTunes.