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Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk

On a blustery, cold winter day, a cozy cup of hot coffee or tea can be just what the doctor ordered to warm you up — and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The benefits are sipped whether you prefer caffeinated or decaf coffee or tea.

A recent analysis of studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found:

* People who drank three to four cups of coffee per day had a nearly 25 percent lower risk of diabetes than those who drank none or just two cups a day.

* Those who drank three to four cups of decaf coffee per day had about one-third lower risk of diabetes than those who drank none.

* Tea drinkers showed a one-fifth lower risk of diabetes over those drinking no tea.

But drinking coffee or tea is just one tool to fight developing diabetes. Weight loss — even just 5 to 10 percent of your bodyweight — along with daily physical activity such as a brisk 30-minute walk can reduce your risk of developing diabetes by 40 to 50 percent.

Another tool to add to your fight against diabetes is Relìv’s GlucAffect®, a powerful nutritional supplement clinically proven to reduce blood sugar levels and encourage weight loss. GlucAffect addresses key symptoms of metabolic syndrome, a known precursor to diabetes.

You can stir GlucAffect into your coffee or tea for rich, cinnamon cream flavor. Or try Relìvables™ All-Natural Sweetener with zero calories and a full gram of healthy fiber. Either way you take your coffee or tea, Relìv can help you make it even healthier. So drink to good health!

Cheers!
Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Aspirin for Heart Attacks

Something that we can do to help ourselves. Nice to know.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Follow the Bayer link to find out more information on this product

Why keep aspirin by your bedside?
About Heart Attacks

There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards:
– phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by
-say “heart attack!”
-say that you have taken 2 aspirins.
– take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and…
~do NOT lie down~

Cheers to your health~

Katrina van Oudheusden
Reliv Independent Distributor

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Reliv, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joint Pain – And Good Nutrition

So I saw this ad today and I was listening to it and what scared me most was that the side effects part was 3/4 of the commercial. A Company briefly mentioned that is help in the relief of joint pain and then told you all the side effects and to talk to your doctor.

So this got me thinking. Do people really want all those side effects. I have friends who had joint pain but are controlling it with nutrition. What is this nutrition? Let me introduce you to Arthaffect..

The other amazing thing about Arthaffect is that it does carry a U.S. Nutritional Patent.

For more information please contact me.

Just some food for thought. Check out both…

Cheers!
Katrina van Oudheusden
Reliv Independent Distributor

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

December 11, 2009 Posted by | arthritis, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Wellness | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Soy – Improve Your Heart Health

Hello Friends!

So I was skimming though my emails and I came across this study that was done on Soy. Well, the interesting part was that I think I had blown off this email and not really read the information. Boy was that a mistake.

There was a clinical study done on two products called ” Reliv Now” and “FibRestore”. The test was done over 60 days and double blind. If you would like a copy of this clinical study subscribe to my blog and I will email it to you.

The results will blow you away. I was also surprised at the weight loss that was achieved on these products.

Here are some of the results taken from the clinical study:

Relìv Now® and FibRestore®:
• Reduced average cholesterol by –14%
• Reduced average LDL by –18% and –8%, respectively
• Reduced average triglycerides by –11.2% and –12.4%, respectively
• Reduced average uric acid by –10.4% and –6.7%, respectively
• Greater reduction in cholesterol and triglycerides among diabetic or overweight individuals

So take a look at this study and let me know what you think? Comments and ratings are always welcomed. This lets other know if this was good information and lets me know also.

Cheers to your health!

Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

December 10, 2009 Posted by | diabetes, Diets, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Reliv, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Ways to Maintain Weight Loss During the Holidays

Five Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain

While the holidays aren’t the best time to kick off a weight loss program, you certainly can hold steady — and still enjoy the goodies the season has to offer. Just follow five simple “rein-it-in-dear rules” and you’ll be able to wear the same size pants from the beginning of December to the very end.

1. Keep eating. Don’t starve yourself all day with the idea that you’re saving room for treats at tonight’s holiday party. Skipping meals usually leads to overindulging later because you’re so hungry. Instead, eat regular, high-protein, high-fiber meals to keep you feeling satisfied. Then when you’re unleashed at the buffet table, you can make careful, sane choices and slowly savor each bite.

2. Don’t say no. Declaring any food off limits makes you want it more — it’s human nature. So cut yourself some slack. Eat small amounts of what you crave and really enjoy it. You’ll find you’re satisfied with less.

3. Be picky. Just because Rudolph-nosed sugar cookies only make an appearance at Aunt Bessie’s once a year doesn’t mean you have to eat them. If the cookie only rates a 3 on your delicioso-meter, while that chocolate-peppermint cheesecake winking at you rates a mouth-watering 15, then by all means devour a small sliver of the cheesecake and skip the cookie. Choose foods that give you the most pleasure to get more bang for your calorie-buck.

4. Don’t drink your calories. Eggnog, hot buttered rum, specialty coffees crowned with whipped cream and other drink heavyweights are laden with fat and calories. When tallying your daily calorie count, these are easy to overlook. And drinking calories is always less satisfying than eating them. Choose water, diet sodas or non-fat versions of drinks whenever possible.

5. Make excuses to exercise. Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day — as simple as taking a walk — will help you stay focused on your health goals, will burn excess calories, and will relieve stress — so you’re likely to eat less.

Put Slimplicity on Your Side

While it’s possible to lose weight during the holidays, maintaining weight is an admirable goal, too. Relìv’s Slimplicity® Weight Loss System is the ideal partner to help you do that. Substituting one meal a day with a delicious, satisfying Slimplicity shake gives you the edge you need. You’ll know just how many calories you’re consuming to work it into your daily plan. For even more appetite control, take two Accelerator capsules before a big party. You’ll be blocking and burning fat in no time as you confidently breeze past the dessert table. And the system’s pedometer, food and exercise journal will help keep you on track. Slimplicity is a powerful partner for the holidays — and all year round!

Cheers!

Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

To learn more about simplicity visit my web site. http://katrina.reliv.com
Once on the page click on the products tab. Then click on weight loss… you are 3 clicks away from losing weight the healthy way.

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Diets, Nutrition, Reliv, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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