Science & Health Today: Taking Prevention Personally

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

You might say that we take prevention personally here at Reliv. That’s because we know chronic diseases are a growing crisis in the United States. Currently, nearly half of the population suffers from at least one chronic disease such as heart disease, asthma, cancer, obesity, arthritis, and Type 2 diabetes. We can do better! So at Reliv corporate headquarters, we started our Fit3* program. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Taking Prevention Personally”

Science & Health Today: Focus on Children’s Health

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October is Children’s Health Month, an observance created to bring national awareness to the health issues children face today. Unfortunately, too many U.S. children suffer from our national epidemics of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease — problems that used to be very rare in children. Changes in society and poor health habits are increasing children’s risk of disease. Consider these statistics: Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Focus on Children’s Health”

Science & Health Today: Turn Back the Clock Through Healthy Aging

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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”

Reliv Science & Health Today: Today’s Food Falling Short

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Most of us aren’t getting the nutrients we think we are. A comparison between the 2013 International Food Information Council (IFIC) Functional Foods Consumer Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data exposed large gaps in the percentage of consumers who believe they are getting the recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the percentage of those who actually do. 68% believed they consumed enough vitamin D, but only 32% actually did. For potassium, 61% believed they consumed enough versus the less than 3% that actually did; for fiber, it was 67% versus 5%. Continue reading “Reliv Science & Health Today: Today’s Food Falling Short”