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Nectarines: A Smart Summer Snack

Nectarines: A Smart Summer Snack
The nectarine is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fruit of the month in July. Include nectarines on your dinner table and in your lunch bag this month. They’re a great source of nutrients necessary for optimal health!

  • Vitamin A. This retinoid plays a key role in cellular growth and vision.
  • Vitamin C. This antioxidant is necessary for the formation of collagen in bones, cartilage, muscles and blood vessels. It also has been shown to prevent or reduce the duration of the common cold.
  • Fiber. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, dietary fiber promotes longevity by decreasing risk of cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases. Fiber’s widespread benefits also include aiding digestion and promoting weight loss.
  • Niacin. This B vitamin helps convert carbohydrates into usable energy and plays an important role in the nervous system, digestive system. It also promotes skin, hair and eye health. Many studies show niacin may even increase HDL (good) cholesterol.

Tips for adding to nectarines to your day:

  • Shake-up breakfast. Add a cup of sliced nectarines and a cup of ice to your morning Reliv shake and blend. For a filling meal replacement, add a scoop of Slimplicity.
  • Snack on the go. Grab a nectarine and a handful of Relivables Soy Nuts for a quick bite with plenty of fiber and protein.
  • Save for later. To enjoy this summer fruit throughout the year, arrange whole or sliced nectarines on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. Once frozen, store the nectarines in a plastic bag. When you’re ready to eat, run the nectarine under cold water to remove the skin. Prepare frozen nectarines as usual.

Enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle with Reliv. Order now.

Another great article by our friends at

Yours in Healthy Options,

Katrina van Oudheusden

Independent Reliv Distributor


July 1, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, Fitness, Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Game Changer in Nutrition!

Energy Shot that is good for you and no “crash”

Okay! I have got to give you the heads up! Reliv is about to unveil a new product that has me sitting on the edge of my seat! If it is what I think it is… and I will know tomorrow… everyone is going to want to get their hands on this!

Over the next 3 days you are going to get updates about a new product, Reliv Kalogris foundation, and so much more! I am so excited to be sharing this amazing event with you. Look for video updates!

Reliv is changing the face of nutrition and you have a front row seat! We will be doing a live feed! Click Here to save the page!

See you tomorrow in the news!

To YOUR Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

February 2, 2011 Posted by | Alternative Health, children, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Reliv, Soy, Vitamin, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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.


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

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

Give Your Immune System the Gift of Good Nutrition

Give Your Immune System
the Gift of Good Nutrition

by our friends at

‘Tis the season for colds and flu. With all
the family gatherings and indoor activities,
viruses have more opportunities to be passed
around. Taking care of yourself can make the
difference between enjoying the festivities or
simply enduring them.

A strong immune system is the key. Yet your
immune system can get tired from overworking
to make up for poor health habits and lack of good nutrition. As a
result, immune cells can lose some of their protective effects.
Even marginal nutrient (and micronutrient) deficiencies can weaken your
immune system. You may not have obvious symptoms when you’re deficient,
but a deficiency can affect your body’s ability to ward off disease
and infections.

Start this cold and flu season off strong. Research shows physical activity
can protect against colds. One study found people who exercised five or
more days per week were about half as likely to get a cold as those who
exercised less.

Other lifestyle factors are essential to staying healthy this winter too.
Get enough sleep. Enrich your diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and
fiber. Seek comfort in immune boosters like mushrooms, garlic and warm
chicken soup — which scientists have proven really does work against
cold and flu.

Then ramp up your protection even more with Relìv. Our products offer
balanced nutrition with antioxidants and other nutrients to support your
immune system so you can stay healthier this winter. Because the gift of
good health is the best gift of all.

To Your Health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Relìv Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

December 10, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Wellness, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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