The Soy Solution for Better Womens Health

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For years, studies have demonstrated the connection between soy and the easing of menopause symptoms, particularly hot flashes. But a recent analysis of 19 studies provides an even clearer picture of just what soy isoflavones can do. Continue reading “The Soy Solution for Better Womens Health”

Why Happiness and Health Go Hand in Hand

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Are you a glass half-empty or half-full kind of person? Hopefully, it’s the latter. Being positive and looking at the sunny side of life can keep you healthier, research is telling us.

One study found people who are happy, lively, or exhibit other positive emotions are less likely to get sick when they’re exposed to a cold virus. Researchers also found that when happy people contract a virus, they report fewer symptoms. Continue reading “Why Happiness and Health Go Hand in Hand”

Fiber Loves Your Heart

SubscribeButton-webfiber loves your heartFiber plays an important role in lowering your risk of heart disease. Harvard researchers found that a high total dietary fiber intake was linked to a 40 percent lower risk of heart disease. In addition, several studies show a high-fiber diet with whole grains can also help prevent metabolic syndrome, which often leads to heart disease as well as diabetes. Continue reading “Fiber Loves Your Heart”

Health Is All in the Family

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Family Groceries 8-3-11In your family, special mementos, such as your great-grandmother’s china, may be passed along through generations. You may also inherit Uncle Fred’s prominent nose, Aunt Bertha’s musical talent — or your mother’s poor heart health. Family provides the foundation of well-being, physical attributes and our health — good or bad.

Many health problems, including major illnesses like heart disease and diabetes, as well as contributing risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, can be rooted in genetics. If your family has a history of these health issues, you’re at higher risk for developing them. Continue reading “Health Is All in the Family”

‘Miracle Man’ Beats the Odds

Juergens(1)_1218037117 With a tragic family history of heart disease, Buddy Juergens of Foxboro, Massachusetts, and his wife Wendy feared the worst when he was rushed to the hospital with congestive heart failure last November.

“Buddy’s sister died at 47 of heart disease, his dad died at 62 and his mom passed away last June, five weeks after triple bypass surgery,” Wendy says. “We were so afraid he’d had a heart attack.”

As it turns out, he had a damaged heart valve and required open-heart surgery. The couple believes that the Reliv products they have taken faithfully for nearly six years helped him recover from the surgery in record time.

“His recovery after surgery was remarkable,” Wendy explains. “The nurses dubbed him ‘miracle man.’”

Four days after surgery, Buddy went home. One week after surgery, his incision was healed and he was driving and back to work with no restrictions. Buddy and Wendy own a septic pumping business, requiring strenuous physical labor.

Wendy adds, “His story is incredible and we are telling everyone we know about Reliv.”

From the Bottom of Her Heart

LoreRickRaatz2 Lore Raatz, a high school teacher in Gillett, Wisconsin, uses GlucAffect® to help manage her hypoglycemia. She began taking Reliv products in 2007 to aid in her recovery from an unsuccessful heart surgery. She says the products helped her regain her energy and to avoid a second heart surgery.

“When GlucAffect® came out, I starting taking it because a very high percentage of hypoglycemics develop type 2 diabetes later in life,” she says. Lore mixes one scoop a day of GlucAffect® with her regular shakes, and admits to loving the taste.

“Within the first three weeks of using GlucAffect®, my blood pressure had gone down and the swelling in my ankles had gotten much better,” she says. “I just had my complete blood work done and my blood pressure and fasting blood sugar levels were wonderful. I can’t remember the last time that happened.”

Lore’s husband, Rick, uses GlucAffect® for prevention because diabetes runs in his family. They are sharing it with friends and family who have a higher risk of diabetes in their lives.

Lore’s heart condition is regenerative. “I will never stop taking Reliv’s products,” she says. “Everybody can benefit from them, but I need them from the bottom of my newly healed heart!”