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Shake Off The Cold and Flu

Have you noticed that everyone around you is getting sick? Have you been sick yourself. They are talking about super bugs and epidemic rates of flu reports. What are you doing to protect yourself? What can you do?

Check out this amazing article from http://www.reliv.com

Shake Off Colds and Flu

Right now, many people are wrapped in the throes of colds and flu. Sneezing, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, stuffed sinuses and fever knock people out of their routines and leave them tired and miserable. While visiting viruses cause colds and flu, some people seem to get sick more often and more severely than others. Why? People get sick more easily — and more severely — thanks to stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition. What you put into your body is key to keeping you healthy. Good nutrition strengthens your immunity to fight viruses (and disease) and helps you get better faster.

Build a Strong Defense
Work in these foods to keep your body in ideal “fightin’ form.”

  • Pump up the protein. Protein helps your body maintain and build strength. Many protein-packed foods also contain vitamins B6 and B12, which are key to fueling a healthy immune system. High protein foods also are rich in immunity-building minerals such as selenium and zinc.
  • Get fruity. The bright colors in fruits called flavonoids add both beauty and powerful nutrition. In addition to fruits’ generous supply of vitamin C, the soft white skin in citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes are loaded with flavonoids that kick the immune system into high gear. Pulpy orange juice is also a good way to boost immunity and speed recovery if you do get sick.
  • Bet on the green team. Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, collard greens, broccoli and cabbage contain a powerful, infection-fighting antioxidant called glutathione. Watercress and arugula also may have antiviral effects and can help relieve chest congestion and coughs.

There, There…
If you do get sick, add these soothing solutions to your diet to help you feel better faster.

  • Take comfort in chicken soup. Used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, chicken soup really does make you feel better, especially if you sneak in more garlic. Yet even commercially prepared soup works. Research has shown chicken soup reduces cold symptoms with its anti-inflammatory effects. So put Grandma on speed dial…
  • Drink warm beverages. Black tea or tea with honey can help open congested airways and soothe a sore throat. Black tea also helps your nasal passages expel germs faster.
  • Spoon up the honey. In addition to soothing a sore throat, honey has been shown to be as effective as cough medicine for calming a cough. (Don’t give honey to children under age 1.)

Keep Your Body Well Fueled
After an illness, you need to rebuild your strength and nutrient storehouse more than ever. Otherwise, you leave yourself more vulnerable to the next round of viruses heading your way. To keep your body strong, healthy and more illness-resistant, fuel it with the balanced, optimum nutrition found in Reliv Classic® or Reliv Now®. Two shakes a day of Reliv nutritional supplements combined with eating a variety of fresh, whole foods will ensure your body receives the vitamins, minerals and micronutrients it craves to function its best all year round.

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I know that since I have incorporated Reliv into my daily life, colds and flu are a thing of the past. And if I do feel something coming on, I just add an extra shake and I am not missing a beat. No laying down in bed or lost work days. I am able to tackle life! If you would like to learn more about Reliv feel free to contact me through Katrina.Reliv.com

I will be happy to answer any of your questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

To being Healthy!

Katrina van Oudheusden

January 25, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exercise Protects Your Colon – And Your Life

We all know how important our digestive system is. That is why we see all sorts of products for colon cleans and the need to add more fiber to your diet. But did you know that exercise protects your colon and your life?

I want to share with you a great article by my friends at reliv.com.

Consistent Exercise Protects
Your Colon — and Your Life


Just in time to help you renew your commitment to getting more active this year, new studies underscore the benefits of regular exercise — especially related to colon cancer.

According to researchers at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, consistent exercise can lower the risk of dying from colon cancer. In the study, people who exercised consistently for at least 10 years had the lowest risk of colon cancer death.

The same researchers had previously analyzed data from past studies on colon cancer risk and found people who exercised the most were 24 percent less likely to develop colon cancer in the first place than those who exercised the least.

And even after a cancer diagnosis, exercise reduces the risk of recurrence and death.

It’s Never Too Late to Get Moving

The new study’s message: It’s never too late to get started exercising but it’s never too early either. Just a 30-minute walk a day — although longer is even better — helps reduce your risk of many diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and other cancers. Research also shows regular exercise helps you feel better physically and mentally so you function better on a daily basis.

Indulge in a Sleep Chaser
For a well-earned chaser to your exercise, make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can cancel out exercise’s cancer prevention benefits, according to a study by the National Cancer Institute.

Join the Team!
Make joining the Team Reliv Fitness Club your first step to a healthier colon. Sign up anywhere, anytime. It’s open to all Reliv Distributors and customers. When you average at least 30 minutes of exercise per day in a month, you could win great Reliv prizes. Biggest weight losers will also earn recognition. The Team Reliv Fitness Club is a fun way to stay motivated toward your goal of being healthier — now and for the long run.

To shore up your digestive health, make sure you’re also eating enough fiber each day. With 10 grams of fiber per serving and a powerful package of vitamins, antioxidants and herbs, Reliv’s FibRestore is a great start.

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I love the FibRestore and won’t go a day without it. For me it is the best fiber ever! I haven’t seen anything that comes anywhere close to how good this tastes!

If you want to find out more contact me at http://katrina.reliv.com

There is also an amazing business opportunity. Where else can you change peoples lives in both health and wealth?

To becoming the healthy person you want to be,

Katrina van Oudheusden

January 19, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Uncategorized, Wellness | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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