Nutrient Focus: Vitamin E

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VitaminEYour body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to optimally function. To keep your body running in top shape, it’s important to keep some key vitamins in your system. One of these crucial vitamins is Vitamin E, which is found in Reliv products like products like Reliv Classic®, Reliv Now®, Fibrestore®, SoySentials® and Reliv Now® for Kids. Continue reading “Nutrient Focus: Vitamin E”

A Holly Jolly Holiday: Beating the Winter Blues

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The holidays are a time to reflect on the good things in our lives, but the stress of the season can take a toll on morale. It doesn’t help that we have fewer hours of sunlight to make us feel invigorated. If you get the holiday blues, Reliv’s optimal nutrition can help by providing the right balance of ingredients to help improve your mood. Continue reading “A Holly Jolly Holiday: Beating the Winter Blues”

Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development

SubscribeButton-webnutrition child developmentDuring childhood, optimal nutrition is critical to proper growth and development. Unfortunately, many children today don’t receive adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Experts have identified the following vitamins and minerals as especially vital for promoting a child’s long-term health: Continue reading “Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development”

Arm Yourself in the Battle Against Prostate Cancer

SubscribeButton-webMen'sHealth-webAccording to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is now the most common type of cancer in American men. Approximately 1 in 6 men in the United States will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime, and similar rates are occurring throughout the world.

Who’s At Risk

Prostate cancer occurs in men only and the risk of developing the disease increases rapidly after age 50. More than 70 percent of all new prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over age 65.

Race is also a determining factor. African American men have the highest documented prostate cancer rate in the world. Other risk factors include heredity, a high-fat diet, and a sedentary lifestyle.

What You Can Do

To start, get active, keep your weight under control and eat a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables. The Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) also recommends that men with a family history of prostate cancer or breast cancer on their mother’s side have a yearly PSA blood test and digital rectal exam beginning between the ages of 35 and 40. Men with no family history of prostate or breast cancer should begin annual testing at 40.

The antioxidants vitamin E and selenium may also help reduce prostate cancer risk. Two previous studies into other cancers showed that vitamin E and selenium cut prostate cancer risk by 30 to 60 percent. Because of those findings, the National Cancer Institute and a network of researchers known as the Southwest Oncology Group have launched the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial, or SELECT. The study will follow 32,400 healthy men, aged 55 and older (50 and older for African Americans) for 12 years.

In the meantime, the PCRI recommends both vitamin E and selenium as part of a healthy diet to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Selenium is found in meat, seafood and Brazil nuts. Good sources of vitamin E are vegetables, vegetable oil, nuts and egg yolks. Vitamin E and selenium are also found in Reliv Classic®, Reliv Now® and Slimplicity® meal replacement. SoySentials® and FibRestore® are good sources of vitamin E.

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