Reliv August 2016 Prodcast: An Interview with Lunasin Discoverer Dr. Alfredo Galvez

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In this exclusive interview from Reliv’s 2016 International Conference, Product Marketing Specialist Tina Van Horn sits down with Dr. Alfredo Galvez who is a Reliv scientist and the discoverer of the lunasin peptide. Dr. Galvez explains how the field of epigenetics is exploding and what you can do today to take charge of your health with Reliv products.

Listen to the Prodcast online.

 

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”

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”

Chronic Inflammation: Put Out the Fire

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

Register now for Tina’s next live webinar “Keeping Kids Healthy in a Fast Food World” this Wednesday, October 21, at noon Central.

ACUTE INFLAMMATION: THE QUICK FIX

Acute inflammation is your body’s reaction to something foreign, such as viruses, bacteria, allergens and trauma. When the foreign invader is no longer a threat, the inflammatory response should return to its healthy state: ready but not active.

Acute inflammation is an important immune response that protects you from infection and repairs tissues following injury. In most cases it is short-lived because the stimulus that triggered its activation is no longer present. The immune system has done its job of destroying the pathogens and healing the damaged tissues.

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION: THE SLOW BURN

But what happens when the inflammatory stimulus doesn’t go away? Many of the environmental signals that trigger inflammation are less obvious, continuous threats that keep the immune system functioning at a low level for a long period of time. This leads to chronic inflammation — a lowgrade, systemic condition often without any immediate symptoms. Over time, chronic inflammation slowly destroys tissues, leading to cumulative and serious damage. Continue reading “Chronic Inflammation: Put Out the Fire”

Science & Health Today: Bioavailability Makes Nutrition Count

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Absorb This

Do you ever wonder what nutrients you just ate are doing in your system? Maybe that vitamin C is being used to fight an infection, or hopefully that protein went straight to those abs you’ve been working on all summer. Unfortunately, some of those nutrients may not even enter your system. Just because you ingest a nutrient doesn’t mean it makes it to your bloodstream. Unless nutrients are absorbed, they’re just passing through. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Bioavailability Makes Nutrition Count”

Reliv Webinar: Extinguishing Inflammation

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In case you missed the live presentation, a recording of yesterday’s Reliv health webinar “Extinguishing Inflammation” with host Tina Van Horn is now available online. Click here to view.

Inflammation is a complex physical reaction without a simple solution. Left to smolder within your body, chronic inflammation can spiral out of control, contributing to many of the most common health problems.

Daily nutrition and lifestyle choices can either contribute to or disrupt your body’s inflammatory response. Learn what you need to do today, tomorrow and EVERY DAY to disrupt chronic inflammation and how Reliv nutrition can help you get there.

After you view the webinar, check out these related resources:

Fighting Chronic Inflammation: The Key to Prevention

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What is Inflammation?

We’ve all experienced acute inflammation — a cut, a bug bite, a burn, a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction, an infection. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself. Blood vessels near the damaged area constrict and then dilate to bring more blood to the area, making it redden and heat up. The increased flow of blood and other fluids causes the area to swell and brings in immune cells and ingredients for rebuilding tissue. Inflammation must break down damaged tissue or pathogens in order for the area to heal. As the area heals, the inflammation subsides. This inflammatory process is very important for the immune system and for our survival.

Chronic inflammation, or “silent” inflammation, works differently. It is not a response to sudden injury, but rather a constant, low-level process lasting several months or years. We don’t necessarily realize when our body is experiencing this quiet burn, but its effects can be devastating. Chronic inflammation has been identified as a major factor in the development of several major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Continue reading “Fighting Chronic Inflammation: The Key to Prevention”

Reliv Celebrates Soy Foods Month

SubscribeButton-webSoyFoodsMonth-webApril is Soy Foods Month, and Reliv knows it’s a food worth celebrating! The buzz about the health benefits of supplementing with soy continues to build every year as new research is published about this super food. The benefits of soy are known: reduction of cholesterol, relief of menopause symptoms, protection against health problems that stem from inflammation and more. And with the introduction of Reliv’s patented LunaRich® that optimizes bioactive lunasin more than any other source today, harnessing the power of soy has never been easier! Use the posts below as your resource for information on the benefits of soy and Reliv’s mission to nourish our world with the power of epigenetics and lunasin, the epigenetic superfood!

Soy Simple, Soy Healthy!

The Latest on Soy

Soy and Your Health

The Science of LunaRich: a Q&A with Dr. Alfredo Galvez

The Soy Solution for Better Womens Health

The Truth About Soy

LunaRich and the Evolution of Nutrition

 

 

 

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

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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.

Continue reading “LunaRich and the Evolution of Nutrition”

Reliv Science & Health Today: Soy Good for You!

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Soy has been cultivated and eaten for millennia in China; and since the 1760s in the U.S. More recently, advances in research and manufacturing have created many new ways to enjoy the little round bean. Still, many remain unaware of the numerous health benefits of this remarkable superfood. Continue reading “Reliv Science & Health Today: Soy Good for You!”