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Soy Supplements as Effective as Hormone Therapy in Easing Menopausal Symptoms

This was an interesting article about how soy supplement are just as effective as hormone therapy in easing menopausal symptoms. This is awesome news for those of us in the Reliv business.

Here is the article by

Dietary soy supplements may be as effective as hormone therapy at easing menopausal symptoms in post menopausal  women, a new study suggests.

The study published in the Sep 10, 2010 issue of Maturitas show both soy isoflavone and hormone therapy equally significantly improved somatic symptoms like hot flashes and muscle pain in  post menopausal women.

For the double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, Carmignani L.O. and colleagues from Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at State University of Compinas in Brazik assigned sixty postmenopausal women aged 40 to 60 years a dietary soy supplement containing 90 mg of isoflavone and hormone therapy based on 1 mg estradiol and 0.5 mg norethisterone acetate.

soybeans_ars_403973269.jpgAt 16 weeks of treatment, the researchers assessed menopausal symptoms including psychological, somatic and urogenital symptoms using the Menopause Rating Scale and they found all the treatments including placebo were equally effective except for urogenital symptoms for which the placebo did not seem to be effective.

Both the soy supplement and the hormone therapy improved somatic symptoms such as hot flashes and muscle pain by 49.8 percent and 45.6 percent respectively and improved urogenital symptoms (vaginal dryness) by 31.2 percent and 38.6 percent respectively.

The researchers concluded “Dietary soy supplementation may constitute an effective alternative therapy for somatic and urogenital symptoms of the menopause.”

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The reason I found this article so intriguing is because Reliv Distributors talk about how SoyEssentials is the woman’s nutrition. I have heard many stories from women saying that they have never experience or had minimal menopausal symptoms.

Wouldn’t you like to never experience menopausal symptoms? If you are going through menopause right now wouldn’t you like to take something that is nutritional and helps you? For more information visit me at

To Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

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.

November 30, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Soy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greg James Wins Gold Medal at Miami Jiu-Jitsu Competition

A while back I posted an article about Greg and his amazing recovery with the help of Reliv. This is an update on his story.

A great article posted by

Reliv International Athlete Greg James Wins Gold Medal at Miami Jiu-Jitsu Competition

Posted on November 15, 2010 by ahaarmann

Reliv International-sponsored athlete Greg James recently won a Gold Medal at the Miami International Open jiu-jitsu championship in Miami, Fla.

This represents James’ first Gold Medal of the year after having won two Silver Medals in previous tournaments this year.

James won his medal in the Brown Belt Senior Heavyweight Division, which is the 93 kilogram class (approximately 205 pounds). James lives and trains in Omaha along with a group of competitors who went to Miami under the Team Reliv banner.

Ryan Montgomery, Reliv’s executive vice president, worldwide sales, said, “Greg has set a goal of competing on the U.S. Olympic jiu-jitsu team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, and this medal gets him one step closer. He’s a world-class athlete and we couldn’t be prouder that he relies on Reliv products as a key part of his training regimen.”

James is a retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer who has served in three wars.  He was injured in Iraq in 2003. Currently, he teaches martial arts to members of the Air Force, Marines and Navy, as well as to various law enforcement officials around the United States.  James holds Black Belts in karate, kung-fu and jiu-jitsu.

This is a great continual success story and I am excited that Reliv is sharing this.

I only wish that I had known about Reliv when I was playing volleyball. This would have saved me from hell week and the pain associated with that. For those that don’t know, hell week, usually consists of 2 practices a day each about 3 hours long. They push you and work you and by the end of the 1st day you know you are just going to be sore all week-long. I now know that if I had been taking provantage and innergize I would have been so much better off.

The good news is that I take it now when I train and run marathons and I won’t run without it!

If you would like more information please check out my site,, and contact me from there.

Here’s to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

November 21, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, Vitamin | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Important is Your Pet’s Health?

Now I know that this is an off topic for this site but I was at the store the other day with my mom. She asked, “Why don’t you just get the cheap dog food?” This brought up the conversation…

How important is your pet’s health?

Well, being a believer in nutrition I told mom that my dog is like my kid, she only gets the best. I know that I only take the best nutrition and I want my dog to live a happy healthy life. So we started going through different bags of dog food and checking the ingredients.

I wanted to make sure that the first couple of ingredients where actually meats. First ingredient in my dogs food is lamb. As you get into the cheaper dog foods it is corn meal and other junk. Literally it is junk that they are saying is dog food. It is like feeding your child McDonald’s twice a day and saying that they will be healthy?

So I have even started adding Reliv into my dogs food. Extra nutrition is not a bad thing and it is keeping her looking younger. My dog Katie is now 8 years old and looks great.

Katie Dog

I am glad that Katie is healthy and I won’t feed her anything but the best in dog food. I know that times are tough but don’t skimp on your dogs food.

Just like your animals that you love so much, you need to be making sure you are getting the best nutrition and food into your body. If you are taking multiple vitamins and eating right but still feel sluggish maybe it is time you took a look at Reliv.

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

November 17, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Nutrition | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reliv — Celebrating GlucAffect.

Happy Birthday, GlucAffect!

On November 8, 2008, Relìv introduced the world to a revolutionary nutritional approach to blood sugar management: groundbreaking GlucAffect®. From the big crowd gathered in the conference hall in Chicago to the thousands more watching via webcast at Saturday trainings or calling in on their own, the Relìv family across the country enthusiastically welcomed GlucAffect that day.

Now, two years later, countless Americans have discovered a new hope and an opportunity to take control of their health. GlucAffect is a true breakthrough in nutrition science — clinically shown to help support healthy blood sugar management and aid in weight loss.

November is American Diabetes Month. Use this month and GlucAffect’s anniversary to shine a light on the importance of blood sugar management to our health as a nation. Consider this:

* 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes
* 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes
* 1 out of every 3 children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue

Visit the GlucAffect page, take a look at just some of the inspiring success stories, download the clinical study and view last year’s historic product launch. You have another great reason to talk to people about GlucAffect this month — let everyone know that Relìv has created an unmatched nutritional approach to blood sugar management.

Having family members with Type 1 and Type 2 I have seen the effects diabetes has on the body. Nutrition plays such an important role in maintaining correct blood sugar levels. The weight loss is an added bonus.

For more information contact me by going to my web site… you can call or email me. Look forward to sharing GlucAffect with you and watching you get your health back.

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden


November 8, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, diabetes, Diets, Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments


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