LunaRich and the Evolution of Nutrition

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by Tina Van Horn, Director of Research and Business Development at SL Technology, Inc., a Reliv Company

Our Food Is Leaving Us Empty
Food is not what it used to be. Several studies have shown a significant reduction in the micronutrient content of many fruits and vegetables over the course of the 20th century. The average vegetable found in today’s supermarket is anywhere from 5% to 40% lower in selected minerals than those harvested 50 years ago.

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Epigenetics 101: Back to Basics

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The scientific buzz surrounding nutritional epigenetics is ramping up, but not everyone can be a research scientist. For people seeking simple ways to understand and explain this exciting field of study, the Reliv blog offers many articles to read and share. Use the posts below as your one-stop shop for information on epigenetics and lunasin, the epigenetic superfood.

Lunasin: Epigenetic Revolution in Health & Nurition

Q&A with Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez

Your Epigenetic Life

Q&A with Dr. Alfredo Galvez

Nutrition for the 21st Century

Infographic: Lunasin and Epigenetics

You Are What You Eat: Nutritional Epigenetics

Beyond the Genome: How Lunasin Works to Promote Optimal Health

Reliv’s Commitment to Excellence with Brett Hastings

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We sat down with Reliv Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brett Hastings to discuss Reliv’s commitment to excellence and what sets Reliv apart.

Integrity is one of Reliv’s stated core values. How do you see integrity in action at Reliv?

In 26+ years of existence, Reliv has never had a claim against our product liability insurance — never. That’s downright remarkable when you think about the millions of cans that have rolled off our lines. Continue reading “Reliv’s Commitment to Excellence with Brett Hastings”

February Reliv ‘Prodcast’: Heart Health

The monthly Reliv Product Call is now the “Reliv Prodcast.” And we’ve updated a lot more than just the name…

In addition to the phone-in presentation on the first Wednesday of the month and phone-in recording available all month long (view call details), you can now listen to the Prodcast online. That gives you a whole new, much easier way to share the latest nutrition news and inspiring Reliv health stories with everyone you know. This month, just share this link and follow up!

Even better, we’ve made the Prodcast available on iTunes. Check it outSo not only can you access an archive of Prodcast recordings online, you can download them to your device to listen to anytime, anywhere — at the gym, in your car, wherever you go! Subscribe to the Prodcast to have it automatically download all future episodes and notify you when they’re published.

Listen to the February Prodcast below, download it on iTunes and share the life-changing benefits of Reliv nutrition with the world.

February Prodcast: Heart Health
Featuring Steve Hastings and Dr. Carl Hastings

Find out how Reliv products can improve your heart health as Dr. Carl Hastings outlines the cardiovascular benefits of optimal nutrition and Reliv consumers share real-life success stories.

Q & A with Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez

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When you’re interested in nutrition and giving your body the best nutrients available, you can have a lot of questions. We passed along our most frequently asked LunaRich questions to Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez and compiled their answers here. Continue reading “Q & A with Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez”

The Perfect Opportunity

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President & CEO of SL Technology, Inc., a Reliv company

As an entrepreneur, I understand the need to innovate. My 20+ years in the nutrition industry have taught me that market leaders must innovate or be consumed by the global marketplace. I’ve also learned that innovation is not the result of chance; it is the result of action.

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Creating an Innovation Engine
In 2001 I partnered with Dr. Alfredo Galvez to expand his work with the lunasin peptide he discovered in 1996. In 2005 I founded Soy Labs, LLC and assembled a team which included Dr. Galvez to focus on commercializing lunasin-based ingredients. Collaboration is key to long-term business success, so I sought out business and research partners that allowed Soy Labs to leverage creativity, experience and resources and innovate more quickly.

Adopting the open innovation model allowed Soy Labs to draw on the knowledge of outside researchers and move forward with lunasin technology. This access to external resources inspired us to partner with the University of Missouri, the state of Missouri and federal government to create the Missouri Plant Science Center in 2010. The MPSC was a critical component to further our research, refine our processes and firmly establish Soy Labs as an “innovation engine.” Continue reading “The Perfect Opportunity”

Understanding Epigenetics

The field of epigenetics is new and growing, but you don’t have to be a scientist to understand the basics. Here are some simple analogies to explain how epigenetics works on the cellular level.

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Who you are is written in both pen and pencil. Things written in pen you can’t change. That’s DNA. But things written in pencil you can. That’s epigenetics.

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The epigenome acts like a dimmer for lights, controlling which genes are used, when they are used and how much they are used.

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Your genome is like computer hardware, the actual components that perform specific functions. Your epigenome is like software, the programs that tell the hardware which functions to perform.

“No other company is advancing the field of epigenetics like Reliv. We are in the middle of a revolution in nutrition and we are all witnesses.”
– Dr. Alfredo Galvez, the Center of Excellence in Nutrition Genomics at UC Davis

Study Shows Potential Health Benefits of Reliv Now + LunaRich X

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University of Missouri animal study points to support for weight loss, heart health and metabolic wellness

The evidence of the benefits of a lunasin-based supplement program continues to roll in. A recent study of pigs supplemented daily with Reliv Now® and LunaRich X™ for eight weeks showed significant improvement in key biomarkers associated with cardiovascular and metabolic health. Continue reading “Study Shows Potential Health Benefits of Reliv Now + LunaRich X”

Reliv 25 Agenda Available

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The Reliv 25 International Conference agenda is finalized and ready to view! Three unforgettable days jam-packed with the excitement, recognition, information and fun you’ve come to expect at a Reliv conference — plus special announcements and surprises we’ve saved especially for our 25th Anniversary celebration. Get ready for a Reliv party a quarter-century in the making! Continue reading “Reliv 25 Agenda Available”

Celebrate Healthy Women with SoySentials

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Many women spend their time caring for others while balancing education and career demands. With increasingly busy schedules, the concerns women have about their own health can fall by the wayside. May, Women’s Health Care month, is a great time for women to take stock of health goals, risk factors, family history and nutritional intake. This month, take time to evaluate all the ways you can experience the best that life has to offer by taking excellent care of your health. Continue reading “Celebrate Healthy Women with SoySentials”