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Which of these five health issues do you want to over come? We are in a health care crisis and we need to start looking for answers. Below are 5 familiar health issues.

1. Diabetes –

Growing in number every day this is soon to be the number one killer in the US. We are seeing more and more people diagnosed with this disease in growing epidemic numbers. We have been told repeatedly that most cases of diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. What if there were a dietary supplement that was clinically proves to reduce blood sugar levels and help you lose weight? Meet GlucAffect

2. High Cholesterol/Heart Disease

Been to the doctor office recently and been told your bad cholesterol is high and your good cholesterol was low? Wouldn’t you like to see this switched. Many of us are put on medication to bring down our cholesterol but is it working or just causing another problem. What if there again was a dietary supplement that was clinically proven to reduce your cholesterol and help improve your heart health? Meet CardioSentials

3. Weight Loss

We all struggle with our weight. Those of us that are thin are trying to stay that way and for those that are overweight are struggling to get thin. Diets offer a multitude of ways to get thin but few are successful. What if there was a diet system that offered you complete nutrition in a flavorful shake and you could still eat 2 meals a day and lose weight? Add a few more steps to your day and you could lose the weight. Slimplicity

4. Menopause –

Who likes hot flashes? Cold sweats? We have hormone replacement options. We have homeopathic options? There are a variety of way to help ease your menopause. What if you didn’t have to experience it? What if there was  dietary supplement that could help you? Meet SoySentials

5. Lack of Energy/Depression –

This seems to be a big issue. There are tons of energy drinks on the market now. We have ones for 5 hour energy burst. We have caffeine drinks, energy water drinks, energy pills…you name they have created it. Problem? It is only a short term solution to a much bigger problem. Lack of energy isn’t just related to being deficient in one vitamin, it is a lack of nutrition all together. When we lack nutrition, we lack energy, when we lack energy we don’t exercise, when we don’t exercise we gain weight, when we gain weight we develop health issues, when we develop health issue we have a health care crisis…  Start looking for complete optimal nutrition and not just the daily recommended amounts. Your body need an array of vitamins, minerals, and herbs in the perfect synergy. Your body is a complex organism that needs a complex nutrition. Give yourself only the best… go for an optimal complete nutritional dietary supplement. Nutrition to feed your body!

If you would like more information please contact me. If you enjoyed this blog please comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

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.


April 27, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Protecting Your Skin

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Reliv International

Protecting Your Skin

As teenagers, many of us scoffed at the idea of wearing sunscreen and reached for zero-protection, greasy baby oil instead. We sizzled and fried in the pursuit of the perfect tan. Our skin paid the price and today the sun damage is reflected in brown age spots, more pronounced wrinkling, leathery skin, or worse — skin cancer.

Sun damage is caused by two types of ultraviolet radiation (UV). While UVB rays are the main cause of sunburn, UVA rays are the most damaging. These stronger rays penetrate the deeper layer of skin and break down collagen and elastin. The result: wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.

UVA rays, present throughout the year, are also the chief cause of skin cancers. The rays can penetrate clouds and windows. Even on a cloudy day, 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through the clouds. Sand reflects 25 percent of the sun’s rays, while snow reflects 80 percent of the sun’s rays. That’s why wearing screening is essential — no matter what the weather.

How to Use Sunscreen

Despite your years in the sun, you can still reduce your skin cancer risk — and your children’s — by wearing sunscreen now.

No matter what your skin type, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends you wear a broad-spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB rays), water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 all year round. UVA-screening ingredients include avobenzone and oxybenzone among others.

Sun protection can prevent premature skin aging and skin cancer. Here’s how to best protect your skin.

  • Apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before going in the sun.
  • Use one ounce (a shot glass full or 2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to coat all areas of the skin liberally. Pay particular attention to the face, ears, hands and arms.
  • Apply lip balm with an SPF of 30 or more to lips.
  • If you rely on moisturizer or cosmetics that contain sunscreen, be sure to reapply often for continued UV protection.
  • Avoid too much sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
  • Wear a broad-rimmed hat and sunglasses in the sun.
  • Avoid tanning booths. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has now classified them as cancer-causing in humans.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See your doctor once a year for a professional skin exam.

Choose Sunscreen Wisely
Relìvables Sunscreen SPF 30+ is an ideal choice to protect your whole family. It offers water-resistant, broad-spectrum protection — with avobenzone and oxybenzone — to guard against both UVA and UVB rays. Relìvables Sunscreen is also PABA-free. The pump-spray container provides convenient application without the waste of an aerosol. Since it’s oil-free, it dries fast without feeling greasy.

To protect your face while you moisturize year round, Relìvables r day balanced moisturizer contains SPF 15 protection along with Relìv’s exclusive RA7 nutrient complex that may actually reduce the visible effects of sun damage.

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Katrina van Oudheusden

Independent Reliv Distributor

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Health and Wellness | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why Do McDonald Fries Taste So Good?

I remember reading this before but it is worth sharing again. If you get a chance I would suggest reading “Fast Food Nation.” In his book Eric Schlosser writes about some really eye-opening fast food topics. “Why do McDonald Fries Taste So Good” is just one small taste of what the book has to offer.

So Click Here to read this free chapter out of his book, “Fast Food Nation.”

Did you find this article interesting? Please share you comments below. Would love to hear from you!

Cheers To Your Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Health and Wellness | , , , | 3 Comments

How to Make a Reliv Shake

So the number one question I get asked is how do I make my Reliv shake. So I put together this quick little video.

Please remember to always keep in contact with the person who got you started on your Reliv shake. If they are giving you different directions for taking your reliv shake… follow those directions.

This is just one example of taking a Reliv shake. Add a beverage of your choice, fruit, yogurt, or ice cream.  Have fun and share with us your favorite way to make your shake.


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.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What does a GPS and Exercise have in common?

So I bet you are asking yourself what does a GPS and exercise have in common? Well there seems to be a new game in town (okay so it is about to celebrate it 10th anniversary) and it is growing in popularity. It is called “Geocaching” (pronounced geo-cashing) and it’s a come to life game of hide and seek, only played worldwide. You would use a portable GPS or one that is on your cell phone. Go to the web site: Currently there are 1,041,983 active geocaches in the world.

Follow these simple steps to begin your own treasure hunt.

Easy Steps to Geocaching

  1. Register for a free Basic Membership
  2. Click “Hide & Seek a Cache.”
  3. Enter your postal code and click “search.”
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online

This is a great way to get out and explore your community. Fun for you and the whole family. Now you are asking how is exercise tied in… the coordinates put you close to where the geocache is but you will still have to walk, hike, or search for the box itself.  So go out and start your hunt today. Get to know your community, state, and the world.

Warning: You may get addicted 🙂 The sport where you are the search engine.


Katrina van Oudheusden

Independent Reliv Distributor

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Fitness, Health and Wellness | , , , , , | 1 Comment

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