Is There Enough D in Your Diet?

SubscribeButton-webHLT_VitaminDSunnyVitamin D has moved to the “A” list of nutrients your body needs. Yet most of us still don’t get enough.

Concerns are growing about the health risks of living with insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels. Low vitamin D levels are associated with depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, weak bones, autoimmune diseases, frequent infections such as flu, insulin resistance and even breast, colon and prostate cancer. Continue reading “Is There Enough D in Your Diet?”

Why Magnesium Matters

SubscribeButton-webalmondsMany people don’t get the recommended amounts of magnesium in their diet and don’t have enough body stores of the mineral. That’s bad news for your heart and immune system since magnesium stores offer protection in both these systems as well as other organs. Continue reading “Why Magnesium Matters”

Shake Off the Mid-Winter Blahs

SubscribeButton-webmidwinter blahsThe excitement of the holidays is over. The weather is uncooperative. The sun is being stingy. And it seems there’s a long, dreary stretch between now and the time any flower buds appear. You may feel irritable, sluggish, bored and start packing on a few pounds. Got the mid-winter blahs? Continue reading “Shake Off the Mid-Winter Blahs”

Get a Healthier Bang for Your Grocery Buck

SubscribeButton-webbang for your grocery buckEveryone is feeling the pinch economically and cutting back purchases right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still eat healthy. In fact, eating those five servings of fruits and veggies each day is more important than ever during stressful times. Continue reading “Get a Healthier Bang for Your Grocery Buck”

My Story: Denzell Dotson

Denzell Dotson, All-conference offensive lineman, Glendale, AZ

Life in Athletics: Two-year starter entering his senior year in high school. 6’21/2”, 305 pounds, great footwork and runs 40-yard dash in 5.5 seconds. Named top lineman at junior pro camp. Being recruited by top college programs, such as Missouri, Georgia Tech and Indiana. Will graduate high school early in December to play spring ball in college and get a head start for 2012 NCAA season. Continue reading “My Story: Denzell Dotson”

My Story: Joshua Fleagle

Joshua Fleagle, Nationally ranked swimmer at age 17
St. Marys, Ohio
Life in Athletics: Qualified for 2012 Olympic trials in 50m freestyle and nearly there in 100m. Competes in national Grand Prix events against former Olympians — usually the youngest in the pool by 3+ years. Plans to use 2012 Olympic trials as a springboard for Olympic bid in 2016. Continue reading “My Story: Joshua Fleagle”

My Story: Ria Mastenbrook

For eight years, Ria Mastenbrook of Sparta, New Jersey, was nearly completely disabled due to sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affected Ria’s joints, lungs and heart. She was in extreme pain, slept every afternoon for three hours, and could barely take care of her two young children. Continue reading “My Story: Ria Mastenbrook”

My Story: Kelly May

Healthy for the Long Run
Kelly May of Henderson, Nevada, ran 26.2 miles in this year’s Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon. Below the race number pinned on the front of her shirt she printed two words: ‘I Reliv.’ “I did that because although I had never been a runner before, I knew the Reliv products would help get me through the marathon,” says Kelly. Continue reading “My Story: Kelly May”