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2 Vital Steps to Protect Your Heart

Two Vital Steps to Protect Your Heart

Heart health is part genetics, part diet and lifestyle. While you can’t change your family tree, you can make an impact on risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fiber are also heart-smart steps.

Let’s focus on two heart disease risk factors where you can make a difference: cholesterol and blood pressure. It may be easier to impact these than you thought…

Control Cholesterol.
Your risk for a heart attack rises with your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol builds up and narrows your arteries and makes them less flexible. To counter cholesterol, make plant sterols your friend. Plant sterols are found naturally in some vegetable oils, nuts, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. Soy is a significant source of plant sterols.

Plant sterols have been shown to reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by 20 percent in people with metabolic syndrome even if they continued eating a typical “Western” diet. The study showed those taking daily doses of plant sterols also dropped their total cholesterol by 16 percent, and their triglyceride levels by 19 percent.

Reliv’s CardioSentials®, loaded with plant sterols and other heart-smart nutrients, has been clinically shown to reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides for people with high cholesterol, as well as increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and reduce blood glucose levels.

While soy benefits heart health because of its plant sterols and other antioxidants, the impact of soy and fiber together are even more powerful. One of fiber’s key heart benefits is reducing cholesterol. The combination of fiber-rich FibRestore® and soy-based Reliv Now® create a one-two punch against cholesterol. A clinical study found these products together reduce average cholesterol by 14 percent while they also reduce LDL, triglycerides, and uric acid.

Bring Down Blood Pressure.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for developing heart disease and significantly increases stroke risk. One easy way to lower blood pressure is to bump up your soy intake. A combination of studies has shown taking soy isoflavones with soy protein each day lowers blood pressure as much as taking blood pressure medication.

Studies also show fiber can help reduce or even prevent high blood pressure. A Harvard study showed an intake of 24 grams/day or more of fiber provided significant protection against developing high blood pressure. FibRestore contains 10 grams of fiber in each serving to put you well on your way to reaching your optimum fiber count.

Get Your Heart Pumping
Your heart also needs a regular workout. Studies show adding at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three or more times a week can increase your HDL (“good”) cholesterol by 5-10 percent and lower your triglycerides.

For motivation, support and fun, join the Team Reliv Fitness Club to help reach your exercise goals. Join anywhere, anytime. It’s open to all Reliv Distributors and customers and offers prizes and a way for you to track your progress to better health.

Then add 24K™ to your daily routine to give you the healthy energy you need to literally go the extra mile. Its synergistic blend of 24 active ingredients in a caffeine-free, ready-to-drink shot provides energy, focus and stress relief — all important factors in heart health. Many of the ingredients, such as omega-3, CoQ10 and resveratrol, are proven heart helpers too.

Reliv’s nutritional products offer a variety of healthy solutions to benefit your heart — and the rest of your body.

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February 23, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Anti-Aging in a Powder?

Can anti-aging in a powder really exist? Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing powder that carries an US nutritional food patent and a 30 day money back guarantee.

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February 22, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Science Behind Reliv’s 24K Energy Drink

I will let Dr. Carl explain the science behind Reliv‘s 24K Energy Drink.

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February 19, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, kids vitamins, Men's Health, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, video, weight loss, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Risks – Side Effect of Caffeine Energy Drinks

Risks: Side Effects Fueled by High-Energy Drinks

Published: February 14, 2011

A wide-ranging review of the effects of high-caffeine energy drinks on children and young adults finds that they have been linked to an array of serious events — including heart palpitations, high blood pressure and even cardiac arrest and death — and may pose special risks to young people who take medication or have chronic illnesses.

The paper, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, draws from case reports and scientific studies in the medical literature as well as newspaper articles, and outlines regulatory steps taken in other countries. (Denmark, Turkey and Uruguay have banned them; Norway prohibits sales to children under 15.)

The study urges pediatricians to discuss the risks of energy drinks with patients, especially those with heart conditions and mood or behavioral disorders, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The high amounts of sugar may pose risks to those with diabetes.

An average energy drink contains 70 to 80 milligrams of caffeine per eight-ounce serving, about three times the concentration of cola drinks, but may derive extra caffeine from other ingredients, like kola nut, cocoa and guarana, the paper says.

Officials with the American Beverage Association, a trade group, said that the study perpetuates misinformation about energy drinks, and that an average energy drink contains only half the caffeine of a cup of coffeehouse coffee.


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Independent Reliv Distributor

February 17, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, children, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Vitamin, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fatigue Cycle: What it is and How to break it

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The Fatigue Cycle: What it is and How to break it

by – Las Vegas News Station

The fatigue cycle: What it is and how to beat it

The fatigue cycle: What it is and how to beat it

(ARA) – When your schedule is packed full of things to do from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, it’s not surprising that you feel tired now and again. But for many people, the feeling goes beyond just “tired” – it’s something stronger and harder to shake, and it feels continuous. They’re stuck in the fatigue cycle.

It can sneak up on you. Miss a few hours of sleep here, overdo a workout there, skip meals and you might find yourself in this cycle that can be very hard to break.

Physical fatigue is often how you’ll feel it first; your body drags and simple tasks feel like a far greater effort than they actually are. When your body is tired, your mind is, too, and a mental fog becomes part of the bargain. When you can’t perform at your best, it often leads to stress. And, naturally, that stress leads to poor sleeping patterns, and more mental and physical tiredness – and the fatigue cycle starts all over again.

Changing your behaviors can certainly have some effect, but many people need to maintain their hectic schedule, simply because that’s what is necessary to get everything accomplished.

Finding ways to reduce stress and improve energy levels is possible, even if you are always on the go. Some people turn to nutritional supplements, like an energy shot, to help them feel energized during the day. But many energy drinks that might seem able to help curb fatigue can actually be counterproductive to fighting it.

Because they are often packed with caffeine and sugar, some energy drinks can offer an initial boost but end up leaving you feeling more drained in the end. What’s worse, they might also cause jitters and a spike in your heart rate.

As an alternative to sugary or caffeinated energy drinks, Reliv 24K energy shot relies on 24 active ingredients – including omega-3 fatty acids, resveratrol, B vitamins and others – that provide natural, healthy energy, mental clarity and stress relief.

“With no caffeine and only five calories, 24K is a better way to fight the fatigue cycle,” says Dr. Carl W. Hastings, chief scientific officer at Reliv International.

In addition to introducing nutritional supplements, look for other ways to break the cycle. Since eating is a part of your everyday routine, no matter how busy you are, choose healthy foods that support energy levels over the long term, instead of salty or sugary junk food.

Take a note from your childhood and give yourself a designated bedtime. You might not be able to meet it every night, but making the effort to get enough sleep is certain to help reduce fatigue. And if it’s possible, squeeze in a daily walk or a bit of exercise – as little as 10 minutes a day can help – to get your mind and body back on track.

If you feel the fatigue cycle setting in, or if it’s already part of your life, you can suffer at home, at school or at work. By taking small steps to combat each step of the cycle, you’ll be able to find your way out of it.


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February 15, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, children, diabetes, Diets, Health, Health and Wellness, kids vitamins, Men's Health, Nutrition, Reliv, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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