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10 Essentials
for health and wellness
Spring – a time of great anticipation
by Michael R. Ellison, CEO & Founder of TriVita, Inc.

March ushers in the time of year that most of us wait for with great
Good health is a gift to be treasured and anticipation: springtime. I just returned from Mexico where I explored
nurtured every day. TriVita joyfully shares the opportunity of expanding our harvest of the Nopal cactus for future
these keys to helping you experience worldwide growth. While in Mexico I visited several ranches and
wellness™: the 10 Essentials of physical, saw the desperate conditions from the lack of rain. But on the fourth
emotional and spiritual health. day it began to rain, several inches each day. Everywhere the people
celebrated the rain, knowing that it would bring forth a wonderful
Physical spring bursting with new growth of grasses, shrubs, flowers, trees and
yes, cactus. We toured one ranch in the rain and ended up stuck in
1. Breathe Deeply a mud hole up to the floorboards. But instead of emotions of despair
Let your lungs fill deep down, hold, and disgust, the very wealthy owner and ranch hands were filled with
then exhale toxins and stress. laughter and joy as they worked for hours trying to free the jeep from the water-filled mud hole.
2. Drink Water Why laughter and joy? Because they knew that winter rains were preparing the land for spring
Nature’s best beverage not only quenches growth. While in Mexico, I learned a great expression for reducing stress: “No problem!”
thirst, but also enhances energy.
3. Sleep Peacefully I returned back to Phoenix where it had rained an entire year’s rainfall in one week. Here is an
Every body needs the rest and repair excerpt from Fox News meteorologist Rick Reichmuth’s blog: “You can see this is actually a great
that comes with a regular sleep routine. thing for the southwest to get this much moisture. They desperately need it, and if you’ve never
seen the Sonoran Desert in the wildflower season, you should book the trip this year… say in mid-
4. Eat Nutritiously March. It is going to be a great display.” Yes, Arizonians are filled with anticipation for the new
Feed both body and mind with growth, especially the beauty that comes from the wildflowers in the desert. If you are interested,
healthy, nourishing food for life. you can do an online search of “Sonoran Desert wildflowers” to find out more about the coming
5. Enjoy Activity beauty of the springtime in the Sonoran Desert – the desert which also brings you Nopalea.
Let an active lifestyle move you to
improved health and wellness in all ways.

Emotional We have never had a product that addresses inflammation like Nopalea
6. Give and Receive Love does and brings about such an enhancement to the quality of life.
Offer and accept the greatest gift, and you
can enhance your immune system.
7. Be Forgiving
When you let go of old grudges, your hands Talk about bursting forth with new life! We are hearing absolutely astonishing reports of health
are open to accept feelings of peace. improvements from people who are adding Nopalea to their daily nutritional regimen. The growth
8. Practice Gratitude and demand of this product – in less than a year since its launch – has made it our best-selling
A thankful heart releases stress, making product. I receive daily “wow” testimonials from people who are thanking me for bringing this
room for greater happiness and health. incredible product to market. The excitement here at TriVita has never been greater. We have
always believed in our mission of helping people experience greater wellness, but we have never had
9. Develop Acceptance a product that addresses inflammation like Nopalea does and brings about such an enhancement to
If you can’t change it, accept it and move the quality of life.
on. Worry will shrink, serenity will grow.

Spiritual We all know we deal with serious inflammatory issues in our world. We simply cannot escape the
toxic environment we live in every day. Toxins are in the food, the water and the air we breathe.
10. Develop a Relationship with God Then when the body moves to a chronic inflamed state, it becomes weakened and sets up the
Nurture the spiritual aspect of your life perfect environment for disease to set in and bring its many symptoms and manifestations. Nopalea
to achieve complete well-being. is a product that can dramatically lower the inflammation in the body. It is like water to a fire. If a
sufficient quantity is used, it can put out a very hot and intense fire.

This excitement about Nopalea and the anticipation of springtime is certainly a contrast to what
we hear in the news media regarding health care reform. There is a totally different spirit and
attitude. Instead of anticipating the bursting forth of health and wellness among their constituents,
politicians anticipate the advent of declining health, and eventually a serious health crisis. This just
does not have to be our fate, if we as North Americans change the way we think about health.

We must think about the foundational principle of what supports healthy life on planet Earth:
nutrients and nurturing. When plant life receives the nutrients it needs from the earth, moisture
from rainfall and the proper amount of sunlight, it thrives.

Article from Michael Ellison continued on page 21...

The simple lemon has many
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MARCH 2010


T he first quarter of 2010 is almost

over and spring is upon us. This
month’s VitaJournal offers special
pricing on foundational products that
can give you what you need to jump-start
4 Renew Your Commitment
your spring. After you read this issue in
to Health
its entirety, we hope that you are renewed
Take the Nopalea™ Wellness
not only physically, but emotionally and
Challenge. spiritually as well. Spring is a time of
hope, and this month Dr. Judy shares its
6 B-12 Might Help Ease power, and Chaplain Gene Henderson
That Mysterious Cough talks about God’s grace in giving us
Correct your Vitamin B-12 second chances. I encourage you to spend
deficiency for greater relief. a little time taking inventory of your
resolutions, or even your life purposes
and make sure you’re on track to go into
8 Are You Eating Enough the next quarter as the best that you can
Fruits and Veggies? possibly be.
Why vitamins, minerals and
nutrients are must-haves. Perhaps you’re feeling a little discouraged
with personal changes you resolved to put
10 One TriVita Employee’s in motion at the beginning of the year. I
Amazing Nopalea Don’t be fooled by food labels. am reminded of something my daughter,
Success Story 9 Brittany, shared with me almost four years
Nopalea helped ease his body pain ago when she started out on her road to
from a serious skiing accident. becoming an M.D. During the orientation
16 Nopalea Helps Beckie program as she entered med school, she
Maintain Her Passion and the other new medical students were
14 The “Self-Cleaning” to choose from hundreds of magnets with
Human Body for Fitness
Inflammation won’t stop this words of wisdom on them that were left
How detoxification helps cleanse behind from the prior group of students.
fitness expert.
and purify. This was to encourage them on their new
venture. The one Brittany selected was in
20 Is Lack of Sleep Dragging Japanese, which translated: “To fall seven
You Down? times, to rise eight times… Life starts
How more “Zzzs” can improve from now.”
your health.
This quote moved her beyond words,
25 New Hope from TriVita and is one that she continues to live by
now, four years later, as she prepares for
Products graduation in May and then the start of
Ron and his wife enjoy renewed her residency program in a few months.
health thanks to TriVita. Have there been challenges along the
way? Certainly! In those four years, she
has not only experienced challenges
of living in another country, but after
moving back to the States, she and her
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Help kids be healthy by example. errors or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to
change prices, selections, update information
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Renew your commitment to health:
take the Nopalea™ Wellness Challenge

s spring starts to edge out the These symptoms can all be linked to chronic Could you be pain-free? Take 4 easy steps
snow and cold through much inflammation – precisely the problem that and find out
Nopalea was developed to help address.
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important questions: of nature.
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Read the inspiring success stories from people who are thriving with Nopalea

“It is amazing that inflammation that goes along with my condition

someone at my age causes a lot of pain. However, pain medication and
can enjoy such an muscle relaxers cause prolonged sadness and take
improved quality away the will to fight the condition. If I happen to
of life.” forget my Nopalea, I can feel the difference by
“My grandson recently late afternoon.”
gave me several bottles of
Nopalea. I’m 94 years old and
Jean S., Member – Tacoma, WA
have had pain in my legs and feet for at least 10
years. I am rarely in pain now and don’t need to
“My feet no longer
are swollen and Nopalea Wellness
take nearly as many pain pills. I also don’t complain
as often about my feet and legs hurting or feeling
I have a ton of
like mush. “I’ve been a TriVita
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You can help one million people
Nopalea absolutely is a miracle, and I thank you
Member for many years. I be pain-free!
for having the vision to offer this product, it is
have recommended many That’s TriVita’s goal and we need your help. Take
amazing that someone at my age can enjoy such
TriVita products… and now I have one more the Nopalea Wellness Challenge yourself… and
an improved quality of life. I have been happy and
great product to recommend – Nopalea. After encourage others to do so, too. Imagine what an
cheerful lately and really enjoyed the Christmas
taking it for a short while I realized I no longer impact we’ll have together, touching the lives of
season this past year too.*”
needed over-the-counter pain relievers. My feet one million people! We’re so confident in what
Bettie M., Member – Seminole, FL
don’t swell and I have a ton of energy. I used we’re hearing from people who have taken the
to have a lot of pain in my shoulder. A surgeon Challenge that we’re raising the bar: we want to
“Since starting on Nopalea said I needed surgery to correct it. This pain was
his pain and swelling are now touch not just hundreds of thousands of lives, but
constant because I have an abnormal curvature of one million! We believe that we can achieve this
completely gone.” the spine. When I started reading about Nopalea,
“My husband and I have been taking Nopalea important goal together.
I wasn’t sure it would work. Since taking it, my
since the day it was introduced. Six years ago he Stories pour in to TriVita daily
finger, neck and shoulder are all pain-free.
broke his leg and ankle while deep sea fishing. So many who have taken the Challenge are
Doctors told him he would just have to live with In these tough economic times, some may think
now pain-free or experiencing other wonderful
daily pain and suffering. Since starting on Nopalea, they can’t afford it. I disagree. Look at what money benefits from this life-changing product. Please
his pain and swelling are now completely gone you may waste on junk foods; eliminate them and continue to share these stories. Send them to
and his allergies have also improved. Needless to spend your money wisely on Nopalea. You will or call 1-800-693-4083.
say he will never go a day without taking Nopalea. be motivated to do more and feel better about
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I have always been very proactive with my health
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Michael F., Affiliate Member – Poughkeepsie, NY
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“With Nopalea I am on top of “I have been taking Nopalea for the past three BONUS:
the world.” weeks now and I can feel a great change. I used After you’ve taken the Challenge,
“I am 66 years young and have a chronic disorder
to have aches all over my body and wake up really share your story, get great rewards!
tired and fatigued. Since I started taking Nopalea
of the nervous system. My husband is 64, What’s your amazing Nopalea story? Share it and enjoy
I am more energized and my aches and pains even more benefits: a $25 TriVita Gift Card, PLUS an
smokes, has had open heart surgery, plus he has
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excessive blood sugar. We have been drinking the
condition and it has been getting better. I can your Nopalea story to, or call 1-800-
loading dose of Nopalea every day. My husband’s 693-4083. Please include your Member ID, your address
sleep all night without waking – before I would
coloration has improved, his blood sugar levels and daytime phone number.
wake up every few hours. “
have normalized and he also has more energy. When you submit a letter or email, you are also giving TriVita full rights
Anthonia A., Member – Fresno, CA to it, including the right to publish it in future publications and to edit it
It seems that every time I‘m going down for as needed.
the count, God shows me something new that *You should not stop taking any medication without first TriVita, Inc., Attn. Story
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B-12 Update

Scott Conard, M.D.

Founder, TienaHealth

Scott Conard, M.D., is the founder of TienaHealth,

an organization of medical doctors in primary
care practice who emphasize healthy lifestyles
to maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considered
a national expert on disease prevention.
TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials.

Could Vitamin B-12 ease that mysterious cough?

Study shows relief when this deficiency is corrected
by Dr. Scott Conard

s a doctor who follows be a factor in not just unexplained chronic groups were given B-12 supplementation. There
cough, but also problems with the pharynx was no change in coughing for the control group.
research into Vitamin B-12 (the passage from the throat to the stomach and However, in those who lacked B-12, there was
closely, I’m frequently grati- lungs) and larynx (the “voice box” that contains significant improvement.
fied by this growing body of clinical our vocal chords).
work: study after study points to B-12 Supplementation: an easy solution
B-12 helped ease This is an exciting development in B-12
as a powerhouse vitamin, essential for coughing significantly research. Although more work needs to be
health in so many areas. The study looked at nerve damage in those done before any strong claims can be made, this
areas that could be caused by a B-12 deficiency. study certainly suggests that B-12 could play a
We know, of course, that B-12 deficiencies have Vitamin B-12 supplements were administered, role in allergy-related issues. As Dr. Guida said,
been linked to a number of symptoms, including and among patients with a chronic cough and “Supplementation is certainly very easy to
moodiness, low energy, mental confusion and a B-12 deficiency, the chronic coughing was perform… so, theoretically, there is a good way
other troubling conditions. Now, a new study eased significantly. to treat (chronic unexplained coughing).”
suggests that B-12 could also help the body deal
with unexplained coughing. This study, presented by a doctor of Allergy and If more research confirms the link between
Clinical Immunology at the University of Turin, chronic cough and B-12 deficiency, then
We’re not talking about common coughing Italy, looked at 302 patients with a chronic cough; supplementation “could be a very easy way to
that occurs with colds or other problems of the of these, 40 had chronic unexplained coughing. help these people,” Dr. Guida noted, “especially
breathing system. What was studied was chronic Giuseppe Guida, M.D., the study leader, said his because they are older,” and B-12 is so easy
coughing – constant or consistent coughing – team wanted to zero in on nerve damage as a to administer.
that couldn’t be explained by other causes. cause for a simple reason: B-12 deficiency had
These causes included reactions to medications, been previously found to be a factor in nerve As you may know, age is often a factor in not
an over-active cough reflex, gastroesophageal damage among many older patients. having enough B-12 for optimal function. If
reflux disease (heartburn) and allergies. you’re over 40, a strict vegetarian, or have thyroid,
After testing for B-12 deficiency, the patients liver or kidney problems, you’re at risk for B-12
The findings, presented at the World Allergy with a chronic unexplained cough were split into deficiency. As we age, our bodies may become
Congress at the end of 2009, were significant. two groups: one with no deficiency (the control less able to absorb some vitamins efficiently,
It seems that a deficiency of Vitamin B-12 could group), and one that was lacking in B-12. Both especially in the case of Vitamin B-12. Without

enough B-12, other vitamins like folate and
B-6 cannot function normally within the body.

Naturally, your own healthcare professional

is your best source for medical guidance. As a
doctor, I know the importance of maintaining
appropriate levels of essential vitamins, espe-
cially Vitamin B-12. That’s why I applaud those
who supplement their healthy diets with TriVita
Sublingual B-12 products, and encourage others
to see how they might benefit, too.


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crabby, cranky and miserable. I was at my
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Have you eaten your fruits
and veggies today?
Get your nutrients through food
and supplements
Chances are good that you don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables every day – Supplements
most people don’t. And unless you are eating organic produce, you still may not be getting the full Quality dietary supplements can help fill the void
complement of nutrients your body needs every day: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals left by a poor diet and poor food quality. But
and more. Eating a healthy, balanced diet backed up by quality dietary supplements can help provide remember, the word supplement means in addition
the nutrients your body needs for optimal health. to something – to make up for a deficiency.
Vitamin and mineral multi-nutrients should be
Why vitamins, minerals and nutrients are must-haves taken in addition to a healthy diet. Supplements
Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients play a crucial role in the health of your body and its systems. will not make up for bad dietary choices. You
They do everything from strengthening bones and fortifying your immune system to keeping your simply must commit to eating healthier foods,
hair and taste buds healthy. Below is a sampling of just some of the common nutrients you need and especially fruits and vegetables.
the contributions they make to good health. • 5 servings for children
• 7 servings for women
• 9 servings for men
Nutrient Function* Food sources*
Together, a healthful diet and quality supplements
Helps with bone density, muscle Low-fat and no-fat dairy products,
Calcium can help you on your way toward optimal health!
contraction and digestion sardines
Broccoli, grape juice, whole wheat English
Chromium Helps with blood sugar control muffin, potatoes, garlic How much is a serving?
Helps protect against birth defects, Beef liver, black-eyed peas, fortified
Getting in your recommended servings may be
Folate easier than you think.
heart disease and depression cereals, spinach, asparagus
Helps protect against high blood Halibut, almonds, cashews, spinach,
Magnesium One serving of fruit equals:
pressure, kidney stones and migraine headaches peanuts
Helps protect against heart disease, depression Potatoes, bananas, Garbanzo beans, • 1 medium piece of fruit, such as an apple,
Vitamin B-6 banana, orange, pear or peach
and arthritis fortified cereals
Helps with detoxification, immune system health Red/green peppers, orange juice, kiwi,
• ½ grapefruit
Vitamin C and connective tissue oranges, strawberries • ½ cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit,
including berries and grapes
Helps protect against anemia and fatigue. Helps Beef liver, salmon, clams, fortified cereals, • ¼ cup dried fruit
Vitamin B-12 with nerve health and energy beef
• ¾ cup of 100% fruit juice
Involved in bone and skin health and helps protect Cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel. (Vitamin D
Vitamin D is also produced in your skin when it is One serving of vegetables equals:
against diabetes exposed to sunlight.)
• 1 cup raw, leafy vegetables, such as
Wheat germ oil, almonds, sunflower seeds,
Vitamin E Helps improve circulation hazelnuts spinach, romaine lettuce and broccoli
• ½ cup of other vegetables, cooked or
Helps protect against acne, ADD/ADHD, the chopped raw
Zinc Oysters, beef shanks, crab, pork shoulder
common cold and macular degeneration
• ¾ cup 100% vegetable juice
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Behind food myths
and label tricks

ince it’s National U.S. is genetically modified, which means it is treated with chlorine so that your body doesn’t
Nutrition Month, created in a lab with the introduction of chemi- absorb the majority of sucralose or sugar (only
cals. Soybeans are processed with hexane, a about 15%). You wouldn’t sprinkle chlorine on
l want to look at gasoline by-product. The only forms of soy that your food so why would you eat it?
two important areas: are healthy are fermented, meaning miso (as in
myths about healthy the soup), tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) and ➌ All Natural: Make sure to look at the label
eating, and how to tempeh, a healthy tofu alternative. on products claiming to be “all natural.” More
often than not, if the main ingredient fits into
Christa Orecchio avoid being fooled by Food labels: five “red flags” the mainstream view of “healthy,” the product
food labels. can be listed as “all natural” without taking into
We are bombarded by advertisements and consideration the laundry list of additives that
Misleading food myths marketing campaigns of food manufacturers follows the main ingredient. If a product has
telling us what is healthy and what isn’t. It’s MSG, trans fats, fractionated oils, nitrites, dyes
➊ Eating too many eggs increases cholesterol: good to know how to cut through the hype of and food coloring, it is not natural!
When we eat eggs, we should eat the whole egg, advertising and marketing to get to the core of
not just the egg white. All the nutrients are in how healthy a product is for you. ➍ Low Fat: Our natural state is balance and
the yolk. The yolk also contains lecithin, a fat when we eat foods that are as nature intended,
emulsifier, which means that it’s a myth that There are many “poser foods” that claim to be we can maintain that balance. Nine times out of
eggs raise your cholesterol because they contain healthy, they are not. When you see any of these 10 when food manufacturers take the fat out of
the very nutrient needed to break down the five terms on the outside of a package, consider something, they replace it with sugar (as well as
cholesterol they deliver. them “red flags”: they mean you should look salt and preservatives) – which is the leading
closer at the nutrition label. cause of diabetes and obesity in this country. Fat
➋ Fat is bad. We as a nation, and especially is not the enemy, sugar is.
women, are not eating enough healthy fat – the ➊ Sugar-Free: Artificial sweeteners like
good fats, which our brain prefers to use as fuel aspartame and saccharin are now proven to ➎ Whole Grain: Many products described as
and the ones that help us burn the bad fat. We cause an increase in appetite and sweet cravings “whole grain” are made with processed wheat
eat entirely too much sugar when we cut out the as well as cause headaches (neurotoxicity), and and corn, which are two of the five most
healthy fats. The kinds of fats we should increase thyroid problems. If you’re going sugar-free, look common food allergens, as well as two foods that
for more energy, improved metabolism, improved for things sweetened with natural sweeteners are well known for being genetically modified.
skin tone and better brain function are coconut like raw honey, stevia, agave nectar, xylitol, Brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and spelt,
oil, flaxseed oil and meal, avocados, nuts, seeds erythritol and brown rice syrup. among other grains, are better ones to look for.
and cold water fish. You will see many of the mainstream food
➋ Naturally sweetened: Beware of products manufacturers using mostly corn and wheat with
➌ Soy is a health food. Often it is NOT! labeled “naturally sweetened.” Many of them copious amounts of sugar or high fructose corn
Unfermented soy is toxic but fermented soy is contain Splenda. There is nothing natural about syrup snuck in.
beneficial. Almost all of the soy grown in the Splenda. It is a sugar molecule that has been

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Experiencing Wellness within TriVita

Nopalea helps James fight

unwavering pain
His near miraculous recovery from a bad skiing accident

TriVita had its own Nopalea™

Wellness Challenge among its
employees to demonstrate how a
loading dose of Nopalea could truly
deliver benefits. Each participant
drank six ounces a day for five
consecutive days. The results our James Cullen
employees had were so incredible Performance Manager,
CARE Center
that we wanted to share them with TriVita staff member since 2005
you. Our first story comes from
James Cullen.
A job opening at TriVita turned into a saving of ibuprofen to take for the pain and Performance Manager in the CARE Center.
grace for James Cullen. Little did he know what inflammation,” James says. In fact, James recalls He shares his story with the Wellness
was in store for his own health journey when he always keeping a large bottle of ibuprofen on his Consultants on his team and others in his day-
first joined the CARE Center team as a side table next to his bed. He would frequently to-day life. “I am thrilled with the results I’ve
Wellness Consultant in 2005. “I was drawn to reach for it in the middle of the night when pain had with Nopalea. I am very active physically,
TriVita because I knew that they cared about was disrupting his sleep. “I often felt depressed and intend on keeping it that way. Being raised
the health of each individual, and were trying to from having chronic pain and not finding a in the Sonoran Desert, I genuinely take pride in
spread a message of wellness to others. Suffering real solution.” what it has to offer, and I thank TriVita for a
from my own health issues, I began to take great discovery!”
TriVita supplements including Sublingual B-12 Then TriVita came out with Sonoran Bloom™
and TriVita Joint Complex. It was great to talk Nopalea. “When I heard of how Nopalea had 24
to Members calling in because, having my own Betalain antioxidants and it was supposed to
struggles, I could relate to some of the issues help the body with pain and inflammation, I
they were going through,” James explains. knew this was something I had to try!” James
exclaims. “I am entering my fifth month of
Ten years ago, James had a terrible skiing taking Nopalea and, miraculously, I have not
accident which left him with fractures to three had to depend on ibuprofen this entire time. I
vertebrae in his lower spine. He also broke four have since moved the mega-sized bottle of
ribs off of the spinal column in his upper back. ibuprofen to my medicine cabinet. It is so nice
Down the road, these injuries caused James to knowing I can drink Nopalea instead of
develop two herniated discs in the lower spine depending on medication that might damage
along with inflammatory pain around his neck my liver.”
and back. “After the accident I was in and out of
doctors’ offices for treatments including physical James has been able to improve his level of
therapy and spinal injections. I was also wellness with Nopalea and has also moved up in
prescribed heavy pain medication and given lots his career path with TriVita. He is currently a


Resolution rewind

Get back on
track with your
2010 goals
t’s already March; maybe you’re Solution: Managing expectations. Evaluate your really throw a wrench in things and quickly
goals and determine if they are realistic or not. derail our goals.
thinking more about March Perhaps you’re even being unrealistic in the
Madness than you are about that number of things you think you can accomplish Solution: Be flexible. Recognize that life
resolution you made oh so long ago to in one year. Trim down your list and concen- happens. Sometimes, kids’ extracurricular
trate on just a few items. activities or extra projects at work mean less
lose weight or save money. Well, you’re time for pursuing goals. Don’t give up; modify
not alone; although statistics vary, it’s Problem: Broad, vague goals. It’s all well and and move on.
good to decide that you will save more money
safe to say that most people do not this year or get a better job. But how will you Problem: Feeling alone and unsupported. Your
stick to the resolutions they so do it? friend calls and invites you out to eat, not
earnestly make in January. knowing that you’re watching your budget and
Solution: Make a specific plan of action. Break your waistline.
So what’s the problem? What’s keeping you – down resolutions into their smallest parts: you
and most everyone else – from reaching such will go to the coffee shop only once a week, you Solution: Tell others your plan and enlist help.
admirable goals as losing weight, saving more will check out DVDs from the library instead of Asking for help is not a bad thing. The more
money, volunteering, getting a better job, and renting them, you will eat out only once a week, support you have and the more accountable you
quitting smoking (some of the most popular etc. Also, set timelines. Review your budget and make yourself, the more likely you are to reach
resolutions, according to, the United determine how much you can save each week so your goals. You can even find a buddy who
States government’s official web portal)? And you can confidently (and realistically) state how shares a similar goal and work toward it together.
how can you get back on track? much you will save over the course of the year.
How are you going to find a better job? Set a Above all, don’t beat yourself up if you’ve fallen
Problem: Unrealistic expectations. A true killer date for completing your resume and determine off the resolution wagon. Get up, dust yourself
of resolutions, unrealistic expectations can how long you will spend job-hunting each day off and hop back on. Remember, each day is the
defeat you before you begin. There’s nothing or week. “first day of the rest of your life!”
wrong with dreaming big, but if it’s something
that is highly unlikely to occur – say, losing 30 Problem: Letting roadblocks discourage you. Let’s
pounds in a month – chances are slim that you’ll face it: life gets in the way of our plans. The
reach your goal. weekday rituals of work, parenting, etc., can

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Help kids
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It’s not what you say, but what you do that counts

re there children in your life who Eating tips to chew on children get an extra bonus in the confidence
eat a lot of junk food, don’t play that comes with activity and fun. And unlike
outside and consider texting on a Try these specific tips for helping children eat older people, young ones need at least 60
phone keypad a workout? That description the foods that support health and well-being: minutes of exercise daily. These hints can help
fits so many youngsters in North America both young and old enjoy activity together:
• Encourage the whole family to eat at least
now that health concerns like diabetes and five servings of fruits and vegetables each • Since adults need at least 30 minutes of daily
high blood pressure are a growing problem. day. Start the day with 100% fruit or vege- physical activity, combine yours with your
table juice; slice fruit on top of cereal; serve kids and have fun together: play hopscotch,
When it comes to helping raise healthy kids, salad with lunch and an apple as an after- toss a ball around, dance… what would you
the advice from experts is classic: eat nutri- noon snack. both like to do?
tiously and get some physical exercise every
• Serve children child-sized portions, and let • Walk with children everywhere possible. After
day. However, it isn’t enough to simply talk
them ask for more if they’re still hungry. dinner, instead of heading for the TV or
about these practices: the best way to instill computer, take a walk together. And don’t
healthy habits is to set healthy examples. • Keep the balance: if you have a pizza meal, forget to bring the dog.
include a salad, low-fat or nonfat milk,
Three ways to encourage health and fruit. • Include youngsters in active chores such as
house cleaning, yard work and car washing.
To help children develop healthy habits early, • Turn off the TV during meals, and limit kids’
use these three basic guidelines: snacking when watching TV. • Limit sedentary activities such as watching TV
and playing on computers or video devices.
• Serve water, low-fat or nonfat milk with and
Eat smart. If you’re munching potato chips between meals. • When you do watch TV, use commercial time
while telling a child to eat her broccoli, no to march in place or stretch.
learning will occur. Teach by example, and • Talk with kids about making smart food
enjoy fruits, vegetables and lean meats yourself, choices away from home: at school cafeterias, • Avoid using TV as a babysitter. Children like
while helping a child grow strong and energetic. restaurants and from vending machines. to be involved in what adults are doing, so
why not do something with them? Playing
Play. “Exercise” and “activity” are grown-up • Involve youngsters in planning meals and hide-and-seek, running an errand or doing
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active adult does. outdoor or indoor games, sporting equipment,
• Reward kids with praise and fun activities
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Stay in balance. You know that good health
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Body Systems 101 – Part 2

The “self-cleaning”
human body
How detoxification helps
cleanse and purify
This special feature is Part 2 of the VitaJournal’s
multi-part series on the major systems of the body.

he everyday Respiratory System: out with the bad air

cleansing that we Lungs are the stars of our detoxification system: up to 75% of all body
toxins are expelled through the lungs. (This is why a policeman might
perform on the use breath analysis to see if a driver is too intoxicated.)
outside of our bodies is
Along with muscles that support the lungs, like the diaphragm,
important, but not as vital the respiratory system calls on tubes to clean, filter and warm
air before it gets to the lungs. Naturally, the air that enters
as the cleansing that goes your lungs should be clean. So your sinuses and airways are
on inside, every moment of lined with millions of tiny hairs that catch debris. Then
enzymes dissolve the debris. If your sinuses get irritated by
every day. these particles, you’ll show symptoms of allergies. If you have
too many particles in your lungs, you can get bronchitis.

Special nutrients called antioxidants help protect the lungs. You can
This is such a big job that do your part to keep your lungs healthy by performing deep breathing
no single organ or system exercises every day.

is involved: it takes five

Kidneys: enriching blood with water’s help
different body components
to help us get rid of toxins In partnership with the lungs, your kidneys work to keep the oxygen
in your bloodstream rich and healthy. Kidneys also filter your
and impurities. blood, and make sure all the proteins and minerals are in the
right balance. Too many proteins can be damaging; too many
minerals, such as phosphorus from soft drinks, can injure
your kidneys.

Water (along with the deep breathing that helps your lungs)
is key to optimal kidney health. Your body weight is the
guideline to how much pure water you should drink each day.
Half your weight is the number of ounces you should drink in a
day. A 192-pound man, for example, needs 96 ounces of water
daily, or about 12 eight-ounce glasses. Drink most of your water
early in the day to support detoxification.

Large intestine: the food processor

Your large intestine, or colon, is constantly absorbing water from

the food you eat. This is why, again, water is important to this
aspect of the detoxification system. Many doctors treat prob-
lems with the large intestine simply by recommending more
water intake and a simpler diet.

Once the large intestine has removed water from undigested

matter, it forms solid waste for excretion. If a poor diet and
dehydration cause you to have toxicity in your large intestine,
this poison can back up into the kidneys, lungs, sinuses and even
into the skin.

Skin: helping remove the overload

If your body is overloaded with toxins, poisons or even infection, it

will try to compensate by pushing some of this waste out through
the largest organ of the body: skin. Some symptoms of this are
foul-smelling breath and perspiration.

Supple, healthy skin is much more than a cosmetic, or appear-

ance issue. When skin problems arise, it can be a sign of toxic
overload. For example, people with diabetes often develop
cracks in the skin of their feet. This is due to their toxic levels
of blood sugar, which the skin can’t handle.

For healthy skin, do deep breathing every day, maintain a healthy

diet, and drink lots of water.

Liver: the toxin neutralizer

Consider the chemicals in our food: colorings, sweeteners,

preservatives, even residual pesticides and fertilizers. Now add in
pollutants from water, personal and household products and
our daily environment, and you can understand what a big
load the liver carries. The main function of the liver is to
neutralize all these toxins.

Using a special enzyme, the liver attaches toxins to fiber, and

then pushes the fiber and the toxin out through the colon. This
is why fiber is so important in our diets. To properly detoxify we
must have at least 30 grams of fiber daily. So eat a high fiber diet,
and supplement with fiber as needed to help your liver do its vital job.

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Inflammation from
her busy, stressful
life won’t stop this
fitness expert

helps Beckie
maintain her
passion for

eckie S. is full of life, Hobbling her way to health be able to walk through the terminal, let alone
get through a long airplane ride.”
positive energy and a Her recent health problem started small but
giving heart to help people. quickly became much bigger until it could no Nopalea to the rescue
She resides in Charlotte, NC with longer be ignored. “I recently woke up with a
swollen toe,” she recalls. “It was so inflamed and Luckily Nopalea came through when it counted,
her two young boys, where she is a sore that I could barely walk, let alone exercise.” because Beckie had a problem-free flight. “I
lifestyle coach and fitness Beckie ignored it for a few days, but then the knew without a shadow of a doubt that Nopalea
instructor with her own thriving pain became so intense she knew she had to played a major role in my quick recovery,” Beckie
deal with the problem. She went to see her emphasizes. “It helped release the pain, swelling
business. Beckie tries to “lead by doctor, who said Beckie likely had a serious case and irritability I was feeling. Within 48 hours, I
example” by taking good care of of inflammation in her joints. The doctor was able to quickly bounce back and teach three
herself, eating right and exercising recommended that she take something to reduce exercise classes, get back to working out and feel
to stay in shape. However, in spite this swelling and inflammation. so much better with no pain.”
of Beckie’s excellent health habits, “As soon as I heard the word ‘inflammation,’ a “Before taking Nopalea, I could barely walk
she, like many others, suffered light went on and I remembered back to a without a limp and the inflammation was so bad
from severe inflammation which wellness luncheon I attended which featured my shoes would not fit,” she adds. “I truly believe
TriVita CEO Michael Ellison,” Beckie says. “I in this product and it took this painful experi-
has affected her enjoyment of life. was reminded of Michael’s words, ‘If inflamma- ence to help me realize how good it is.” She has
She says, “Unfortunately, inflam- tion is the problem, Nopalea is a solution.’ I also taken Sublingual B-12 to help increase her
mation doesn’t care who you are, couldn’t get a bottle of Nopalea fast enough. In focus and attention to detail.
fact, I doubled my dosage for the next 24 hours,
or what you do.” because I had to catch a flight with my two small Beckie was completely “sold” on Nopalea and
children, and I was concerned whether I would decided to become a TriVita Affiliate Member.


Nopalea was there for
Beckie at a pivotal point
in her life. And Beckie has
returned the favor many
times over by leading
others on their journey
to wellness.

Beckie’s healthcare issues She doesn’t hesitate to recommend Nopalea if

inflammation is a problem.
As a young woman, Beckie struggled
with an eating disorder, and that led “I believe in the power of prayer and faith and
her to study psychology in college. taking really good care of yourself through
While seeking help for herself she was proper nutrition and proper exercise,” she relates.
drawn to the fitness industry. “My This all-encompassing passion for fitness has
passion is improving other people’s made a tremendous impact on many people’s
She realizes that she has a health and lives.” She currently lives. As one client says, “Beckie is an amazing
ready-made audience of customers who can coaches individuals on becoming their personal person! She is full of life, positive energy and
benefit from Nopalea. “I feel comfortable best through their lifestyle, as well as teaching truly has a heart to help people reach their full
recommending this wonderful product because exercise classes that include strength training, potential physically, financially and spiritually.”
it worked so well for me,” she offers. “Nopalea cardio workout, stretching and
could very well be a life-changer for many of my core fitness. So, Nopalea was there for Beckie at a pivotal
clients who suffer from a variety of inflamma- point in her life. And Beckie has returned the
tion-related issues. My boys toast with our Her workouts concentrate on “mind, body and favor many times over by leading others on their
‘cheers drink’ (Nopalea) with each meal for spirit,” and she has actually developed her own journey to wellness.
health protection and they love the taste of it.” DVD so people can exercise in the privacy of
their own home. “I work with people to get their
Although on the surface Beckie looks like the figure and self-confidence back, as well as
picture of good health, she has several major improve their overall lifestyle,” she says. “My
challenges. “As a single mom of two boys under motto is ‘You cannot lead where you have not
the age of six, I’m under a lot of stress,” she gone and you cannot teach what you do not
observes. “I’ve questioned my parenting because know.’ The journey we have traveled is just a
my relationship has been so strained with them. road leading to our destination. In other words,
I know that God was speaking to me through you’ve got to walk the walk and talk the talk.”
Nopalea, exactly at the time I needed it.” She
understands the importance of managing Helping others become their best
inflammation and cites recent medical studies
which indicate that depression and stress Because Nopalea has been so helpful to her,
increase inflammation in the circulatory system, Beckie is quick to share her story with her
which is a major risk factor in heart problems. clients when they discuss their health concerns.

1-800-991-711  March 2010  l  17
Research Desk
New findings in health and wellness

Depressed? Green tea might help

Sendai, Japan
Green tea may be linked with reduced symptoms of depression, according to a recent study in The American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in Sendai, Japan, discovered
that the more green tea elderly people drank, the fewer depressive symptoms they exhibited.

A group of 1,058 community-dwelling elderly people 70 and over were given questionnaires to fill out and were
evaluated for depression with the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale. Researchers found that those who drank
four or more cups of green tea per day were 44% less likely to have depressive symptoms, versus those who drank
one or fewer cups.

Although the study authors concluded that “a more frequent consumption of green tea was associated with a lower
prevalence of depressive symptoms in the community-dwelling older population,” they suggest that more research
is necessary to determine if tea is an antidepressant.

Omega-3 in combination with glucosamine better at reducing joint pain

than glucosamine alone
Berlin, Germany
Osteoarthritis patients who took omega-3 fatty acids in combination with glucosamine experienced more pain
relief than those who took glucosamine alone, researchers in Germany recently discovered.

The study, which appeared in Advances in Therapy, tested 177 patients with moderate-to-severe knee or hip
osteoarthritis. They were split into two groups: the first group took the omega-3 acids EPA and DHA (200
milligrams) and glucosamine sulfate (1500 milligrams), and the second group took glucosamine sulfate (1500
milligrams) alone.

After 26 weeks, those in the omega-3/glucosamine group had a 48.5%–55.6% reduction in morning stiffness
and pain versus a reduction of 41.7%–55.3% in the glucosamine group.

Researchers believe this is the first clinical trial to test the glucosamine/omega-3 combination in
osteoarthritis patients.

Can multi-vitamins slow aging?

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Multi-vitamin use may be linked to younger biological age, according to researchers from the National Institutes
of Health. A study reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that women who take multi-
vitamins regularly have longer telomeres (believed to be markers of biological aging) than women who don’t.
Telomeres are DNA pieces located on the tips of cells’ chromosomes, which shorten each time the cell divides.
The length of the DNA piece is believed to be a basic measure of a cell’s age. Thus, the longer the telomere,
the younger the cell is presumed to be. After the telomere shortens to a certain length, it signals the cell to stop
dividing, which means eventual death for the cell.

Researchers used data from 586 early participants in the Sister Study (a long-term breast cancer study) to
determine telomere length. They also used information from a 146-item food questionnaire to determine multi-
vitamin use and nutrient intake.

Women who used multi-vitamins daily had 5.1% longer telomeres than women who did not use multi-vitamins.
Higher dietary intake of Vitamins C and E was also associated with longer telomeres, even among women who did
not take multi-vitamins.  
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Is lack of
sleep dragging
you down?
Myths regarding sleep and how more Zzzs can improve your health
With today’s hectic world, it’s no surprise that concentration. Good sleep, especially when you
50% of all adults don’t get enough sleep. Making actively dream, regulates mood as well. Sleep
a habit of putting off sleep can lead to fatigue can also help boost the immune system, rest and
during times you should feel awake (this is called repair the nervous system, and release hormones
“problem sleepiness”). It is crucial to get the that help regulate body functions.
Peaceful Sleep Helps right amount of quality sleep for your health.
That’s why Sleep Peacefully is one of our 10 The sleep cycle
You Fall Asleep Faster Essentials for Health and Wellness (see page 2).

Sleep myths that should be put to rest:

Understanding sleep stages and the sleep cycle
can help you sleep better. When you fall asleep,
your mind moves back and forth from restorative
Here’s How The body and mind shut down during sleep. sleep and alertness to dreaming. The stage in
Sleep, like any other activity, is an active which you are actively dreaming is called REM
• Fast-acting formula – you should feel (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. Non-REM sleep
drowsy in as little as 30 minutes process. There is no evidence that indicates that
any bodily organs or systems shut down during involves four stages that range from light to
• Restores important vitamins and sleep. In fact, some brain activity increases deep sleep.
minerals that may be depleted because dramatically.
Stages of sleep
of sleep deprivation Sleeping less than the amount needed
each night will not have an effect on Stage 1 (drowsiness) – muscle activity slows
• No morning hangover – you will wake down and you are easily awakened
up feeling energized and refreshed daytime functioning.
Sleeping even just an hour less than recom- Stage 2 (light sleep) – eye movements stop, body
• Non-habit forming – unlike so many mended each night will begin to accrue a “sleep temperature decreases and heart rate slows down
prescription and over-the-counter debt.” As this debt accumulates and becomes too Stage 3 and 4 (deep sleep) – Blood flow
(OTC) sleep remedies great, it can cause dramatic effects on daytime decreases to the brain in this stage, and works to
performance, including normal movement and restore physical energy. Immune function
brain function. increases during these stages. It is difficult to be
Peaceful Slee

The body will adjust to different sleep schedules. awakened in this stage, and when awakened,
The body has a biological clock that controls a feelings of grogginess and disorientation
#30320 person’s sleep and wake schedule. It is no can occur.
Non-Member  coincidence that people get sleepy at nighttime
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change their sleep cycle, his or her biological move back and forth.
clock will still attempt to function according to
normal day and night time.

Natural People need less sleep as they grow older.

People need the same amount of sleep as they
and grow older, but unfortunately, they often are not
able to get the amount of sleep they need. Older
Melatonin adults are more easily disturbed by light, noise
and pain than younger adults. And, older adults
Free! are often more likely to have medical conditions
that contribute to sleep problems.
Source: Taken from National Institutes of Health at

Sleep benefits are abundant Passing up sleep can lead to difficulties concen-
trating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue,
Sleep helps your body and mind in many ways. lethargy and emotional instability. Before you
Call 1-800-991-711 For starters, it helps organize memories, decide to stay up extra hours this week, or pull an
or visit strengthen your learning skills and improve “all-nighter,” you might want to sleep on it!


You can make a
LASTING DIFFERENCE Article from Michael Ellison
continued from page 2...
Similar truths apply to human life on Earth. When it receives the
proper nutrients and nurturing for the physical, emotional and
spiritual dimensions, it also thrives. It is our mission and purpose at
TriVita to help inspire your desire to thrive. That is why we send
our Members this wonderful VitaJournal filled with information and
tips for healthier living.

It is also why we offer special pricing on products each month:

to encourage people to try these targeted nutrients. This month
we are featuring Energy Now! and our two daily vitamin complex
products: VitaDaily AM/PM™ and Wellavoh™. These are truly
the very best multi-vitamin complexes you can buy anywhere in
Your contribution will touch countless lives the world. Look at the ingredients and you will see the value. If
you have the means to purchase Wellavoh, it is in a class by itself.
As Chief Science Officer, Brazos Minshew says, “It is our Bentley.”
TriVita’s House of Giving and Life Outreach International have partnered
to provide pure, fresh water for children and their families: I might add that if you have the opportunity, please join Brazos
Minshew on his daily live conference calls Tuesdays through
• Over 1 billion people throughout the world do not have
Saturdays as he shares with Members information on how our
access to pure, fresh water.
products can help deliver targeted nutrition to meet specific body
• Waterborne illnesses run rampant in these areas. needs and conditions. You may also email your product-related
questions to, and he may address them
• Just a $4.80 donation can save one person’s life. in future conference calls. Many Members are finding these calls
very insightful, helping them to create a foundational nutritional
• With your donation, you can leave a legacy by giving program for healthier living. The toll-free conference call number is
the gift of life. 1-866-739-2952, code 219192# and calls are at 7:00 a.m. PST and
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wells – providing water to thousands of people for a lifetime! Last year,
we saved 21,000 lives. This year, our goal is to save even more!
Make this spring a special time of rejuvenation and restoration of
Want to make a difference? your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Call 1-800-991-7116 and a Wellness Consultant will be happy to take
your tax-deductible donation along with your order. Pursue Wellness with Passion.
You can mail your donation to:
House of Giving
16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop
Suite 950 Michael R. Ellison
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

ON MY MIND continued from page 3...

husband decided to start their family, and she wound up going into stumbled a few times this first quarter, but don’t be discouraged.
pre-term labor and was on bed rest for a month. Let this spring season of renewal be your time to rise again. Don’t
let anything hold you back from pursuing those God-given dreams
She did successfully give birth to a beautiful, healthy boy, but that have been instilled upon your heart.
trying to care for a newborn, as well as stay on top of her studies
and her clinical rotations, created very stressful conditions for
her and her husband. However, Brittany never wavered in her
Pam Knox, Editor of Publications
passion and purpose for what she believed had been set in motion
for her since she was a very young child. And if you can’t tell, I’m
extremely proud of the woman she’s become!

You see, a person shouldn’t simply give up when pursuing a We value your feedback.
particular goal or dream for their life, although there may be a Please send your comments to:
long, hard road ahead. Yes, they may fail, one, two, or even 37 or mail to Editor, c/o TriVita, Inc., 16100 N. Greenway
times – but to rise again, that’s when life begins! You may have Hayden Loop, Suite 950, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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“Most of the important things in the world have been
accomplished by people who have kept on trying when
there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

The power
of hope:
spring, rejuvenation
and renewal
by Dr. Judy

s a young severity of an economic crisis, global conflicts, • Academy Award-winning producer, writer and
child I lived terrorism, earthquakes and environmental issues. director Woody Allen flunked out of NYU
after receiving a D in movie production classes.
with my You may be going through the extremes of winter
family in Granite in your personal world, struggling with financial • Marilyn Monroe was turned down by
Falls, Washington, a hardships or maybe broken relationships. Perhaps modeling agencies and studios,
you’ve struggled to accomplish the goals that including MGM.
small logging commu-
you’ve been working on for a very long time, often
Judy Ellison, Ph.D.
nity at the base of feeling like a failure.
Oprah Winfrey is another example of great
Mount Pilchuck in achievement. She was raised on her grandmother’s
farm in rural Mississippi. Rising from her lowly
the Cascade Mountains. I vividly It is said that the only difference between an beginnings she became the first African-
remember the long winters with achiever and a failure is that the achiever doesn’t American woman billionaire. It took unwavering
give up but tries one more time.
snow so deep that my dad would focus and unrelenting determination.
have to shovel a tunnel from the “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, I like what she said: “It doesn’t matter who you
house to the detached garage before ‘Try it one more time.’” ~Author Unknown are or where you come from. The ability to
taking the car out on the roads triumph begins with you. Always.”
cleared by the snowplows. Failure Hall of Fame
Take the opportunity this spring for rejuvenation.
Icicles hung from the eaves of the house all the Others before you have faced difficult and Awaken your body, mind and spirit from its
way to the ground as if guarding the house from challenging times as well, frequently failing winter hibernation and reconnect with your
any stray ray of sunshine. The gray clouds over- miserably before their fame and eventual triumph. health, energy and inner vibrancy. Embrace anew
head kept it unbearably cold all winter. In the the power of hope and face your challenges one
• John Grisham had 16 agents and 12 publishers more time with renewed vigor and vitality.
barrenness of the winter season, it was hard to turn down his first book, A Time to Kill, and
imagine that bright-colored irises and daffodils Despite the extremes of winter, the extremes
then even after having it published it only sold
would soon poke their determined heads up out of of human conflict, spring always arrives
5,000 copies.
the ground and winter would be over.
• NBA legend Michael Jordan was cut from his
Coming out of winter high school basketball team because, at only
5’11”, he was too short for basketball. Judy Ellison, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author and
Our world is locked up in the grasp of “winter” as motivational speaker. She has inspired people around
we face harsh and challenging times. It feels like • Thomas Edison tried over 2,000 unsuccessful
the world to reach within and find their passionate
winter as the global community deals with the inventions before he got the first incandescent
purpose to live a more meaningful life.
light bulb to work.


your body, His Temple – 1 Cor. 6:19-20
Renewed in grace, all year long
“My grace is enough for you; for My strength
and power are made perfect and show themselves
most effective in (your) weakness.”– 2 Cor. 12:9
by Chaplain Gene Henderson
The first quarter of the new or accept the reality that you have another Did you do your best?
year is almost gone, and just chance to make the next quarter different. If you I’ll admit that I used to beat myself up when I
weeks from now we will missed the mark, ask yourself: “Did I really apply looked back at some missed goal or opportunity.
mark Easter’s joyous renewal. myself?” Then ask God, “Can I have a second But now, I realize that the wise thing to do is
How fast the time passes – chance? Give me the strength and wisdom; show ask, “Did I do the very best I could given the
and how quickly we forget all me what to do differently.” resources and information I had at that time?” If
those good intentions that the answer is yes, then I can move on.
Gene Henderson
ushered in the year 2010. Many of us (myself included) wouldn’t still be
around if God didn’t give us a second and third I know it can be discouraging, when life seems
Did you vow to exercise more, eat healthier and or even a 17th chance. This is absolutely not a too full of missed goals and elusive dreams.
become more fit? Or maybe you decided to get reason to just skate through life, and use God as Right here at TriVita, there have been times
organized, spend more time with family or take an excuse for lack of effort. There are conse- when some of us may have questioned whether
up a new hobby. Most importantly, did you quences to our actions. Grace and mercy don’t we were supposed to be here or not. For over 10
resolve to give yourself the gift that surpasses all, always apply. Sometimes, when I talk with years, we have held to our mission and vision of
and renew your faith in the Creator’s infinite people who don’t study the Word of God, I hear helping people; each year, we’ve asked God to
grace? That’s one resolution that needn’t slip excuses like, “Well, I prayed about it and God give us wisdom to take the right path.
away – in fact, His grace is a gift we can receive told me to walk away.” Imagine saying that in a
all the time, anytime, no matter what the court of law, or at a bankruptcy procedure: “Hey, Really, God has given us over 10 years of second
calendar says. I’m not responsible, God told me to forget it.” It chances. Now, with the amazing impact that
doesn’t work that way. Nopalea™ is having, I believe we are approaching
In the Scripture from Corinthians, God is the real fulfillment of our mission, spreading the
reminding the apostle Paul that even during We are responsible for our own choices, every wellness message far and wide.
troubled times, His love is sufficient for all needs. one of us. At the other extreme, some of us take
It’s when we think we have “failed” that God’s too much responsibility for our choices, ours and I’ll share something very personal with you:
loving power reassures us: We don’t think we other people’s. We’ve all heard this theme. A Over the years, there have been times when I
can meet the challenge, but we can, because parent might lament, “My children got on asked the Lord, “If I’m not supposed to be at
He can. drugs… what did I do wrong?” Or one half of a TriVita, move me.” Trusting in His grace to keep
couple might feel to blame when the other half me focused on His purpose for me, I would then
Second chances, time and again is unfaithful: “Obviously, I’m not meeting his (or get back to work. He hasn’t moved me yet.
At this point in our new year, do you feel as her) needs.” Why take responsibility for someone
though you’ve failed at whatever goal you might else’s choice, when it can only belong to them?
have set? You can dwell on what you didn’t do,

“His gift is a gift we can receive all the time, anytime,

no matter what the calendar says.”

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Real Stories
from real people
see what Members like you have to say about TriVita products! ®

“After only one week I started to notice “Both Original Sublingual B-12
a difference.” and Super Sublingual B-12 are
wonderful! “
“I am 56 years old and I have been drinking Nopalea
for 6 months now and I will never stop. It has helped “In the winter of 2006, I was introduced to
me with chronic pain in my right leg. I had been having TriVita’s Sublingual B-12. I had been taking
severe pain in my right thigh and began limping and anti-depressants for several years and thought
couldn’t climb stairs or raise my leg without excruciating this was the only way to feel healthy. I started
pain. I went to the chiropractor and nothing taking the Sublingual B-12 while taking the
was helping. anti-depressants, and then within a couple
Then I found Nopalea and after only a week I started to notice a difference. I even of weeks, under my doctor’s supervision, I was weaned off the anti-
stopped drinking it after I ran out and thought it was just a fluke that my pain was depressants altogether, and have not had to go back to them at all! I thank
gone because of this drink. It didn’t take long to notice I was limping again, and God and TriVita for this product, and for our friends who took the time
raising my leg to put on pants would cause extreme pain. I bought the four-pack to share with me something that changed my life and those around me,
and have been drinking Nopalea ever since. I really do love Nopalea and wouldn’t forever. I recently started taking TriVita’s Super Sublingual B-12. Both the
want to be without it because my leg is so much better. I also feel better and I think original Sublingual B-12 and Super Sublingual B-12 are wonderful!“*
it is helping other areas of inflammation in my body that I didn’t know about.” BarB t., affiliate MeMBer – gilBert, aZ
floreNce g., MeMBer – logaNVille, ga

“Adding the Nopalea “I lost 34 pounds in “This delicious

has been a real 3 months.” wellness drink
blessing.” “I’ve tried different weight helped ease the
loss products for so long. inflammation on my
“I have been taking TriVita spine, along with my
Sublingual B-12 for many They would work for a week
or so and then stop. The breathing problems.”
years and adding the
Nopalea has been a real Leanology Shakes really “I recently took a misstep
blessing. The B-12 gives helped me. Sometimes to avoid an obstacle on the
me a boost and I am getting to the age where I’d even drink two a day. I didn’t hit a plateau with floor and it totally aggravated my spine. I have a
people start suffering memory loss. I take this to my weight loss. It really went smoothly – I lost 34 herniated disk and my left side is sciatic.
help protect against it. Right now, I don’t seem to pounds in 3 months. I was very impressed!”
This time around, pain pills didn’t even work. I
have any issues, but I do want to take preventative JeaN s. – affiliate MeMBer, raytoWN, Mo was given a bottle of Nopalea and was told to
measures. I am going to start my husband on the follow the guidelines for the Nopalea Wellness
B-12 product as well so he can feel the benefits. “They have truly improved my health Challenge. This delicious wellness drink helped
I am thoroughly sold on this product, and I take and made a big impact in my life!” ease the inflammation on my spine, along with
it for the mental clarity and energy, along with “I love TriVita’s VitaDaily AM/PM tablets. I like my breathing problems. Three days after I drank
protection from forgetfulness and memory loss. taking the two in the morning and then two at the whole bottle, I also noticed that my attitude
I had prolonged sadness before I started taking night. Having the AM tablets filled with the vitamins was better… it has definitely improved my mental
Sublingual B-12. It snapped me out of it! I told that I will use throughout the day and then the PM health. I was so grateful about what Nopalea had
another friend about it and gave him some, along tablets filled with minerals to help me rest at night done for me that I decided to encourage other
with TriVita’s CD and book. He was in a severe is the perfect combination for me. I never realized people to try it. God created an amazing plant and
slump and went to the doctor. He had been how bad I felt until I began taking TriVita’s vitamins. the fruit of that plant has really improved my life.”
getting B-12 shots and talked to his doctor about They have truly improved my health and made a raJi c., affiliate MeMBer – PhoeNiX, aZ
Sublingual B-12. She told him that he may be onto big impact in my life! Thank you, TriVita for your
something and suggested he stick with it.” wonderful products and mission that you are trying
to teach to the world!”
NorMa s., MeMBer – cheroKee Village, ar
aNDrea t., MeMBer – BaytoWN, tX
*You should consult with a healthcare provider before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication or if you suspect you might have a heart
problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your healthcare provider.


Member Spotlight

New hope from

TriVita products
Ron and his wife enjoy renewed health…
thanks to TriVita®

hen Ron H. survived a Ron is such a firm believer in
TriVita products that he took
terrible back injury at work the next inevitable step and
he wondered if he could became an Affiliate Member.
Before TriVita, Ron had held
ever regain his previous good health. a variety of full-time jobs,
His wife, Carla, also discovered that ranging from teaching auto
shop to owning his own
she was suffering from a chronic auto repair business. He
disease of the nervous system which remembers it as a “roller- Ron and wife, Ca
rla (center), with
caused extreme fatigue and muscle coaster existence” that their extended fa
made him very open to a m ily
weakness. So, both were looking for home-based business.
solutions to a variety of serious health
Wellness comes first
conditions when they first started
taking TriVita products. “What I liked about TriVita from day one was that “Nopalea has really helped with my ongoing
it was a vision-focused business,” Ron says. “Most
Their favorite “cocktail” companies have a purpose of making money, but pain issues resulting from my back injury,”
TriVita’s purpose is to first create a wellness – Ron
They were excited by the potential of Nopalea™, and experience. Better yet, they offer an excellent
Ron and Carla have had great success with their own opportunity to make money as a result of helping
custom-made Nopalea/OptimaFlex® cocktail. “It has people feel better.”
really helped with my ongoing pain issues resulting for all my life purposes. After many years of feeling
from my back injury,” Ron comments. “It signifi- Systems for success
like a number and a commodity, I’ve found the real
cantly helps reduce my pain when I regularly take a
loading dose of the cocktail.” thing at TriVita.”
He also considers TriVita an “easy sell because they
have products that work and there is no need to
Ron and Carla have a friend who could no longer bring in any outside systems. TriVita has all the tools There are no guarantees regarding income. Like any
work because of a severe back injury. “I offered her you’ll ever need to market the Affiliate Program, and other business success or failure depends on participants’
my favorite cocktail,” he recalls, “and literally told exciting TV infomercials that will bring customers to own skill and effort.
her to ‘sleep on it.’ The next morning she asked me, your doorstep.”
‘What was in that drink? I slept all night without any
pain and I haven’t done that in months.’ Needless to Ron feels equally as strong about TriVita’s marketing
say, she’s now a strong believer in Nopalea.” support. He says, “The company regularly sends out
catalogs and an awesome VitaJournal, as well as a
Both Ron and Carla have also gotten great results Weekly Wellness Report from Chief Science Officer
with Nerve Formula™. This product has especially Brazos Minshew.”
helped Ron in dealing with his lower back pain.
A future filled with hope
Energy booster
Ron has noticed one big change in his attitude since
Carla also just loves Super Sublingual B-12 and joining TriVita. “It has given me and my wife hope,”
Energy Now!® Since taking both, she’s noticed a big he exclaims. “You can do anything when you have
improvement in her energy, memory and focus. hope. We’re growing each month, and I know 2010
VisionGuard has helped her enjoy brighter, clearer will blow the roof off a lot of Affiliate Members’
vision. She also looks forward to her evening businesses. I’ve never been with a company that I
“cocktail” of Nopalea and Adaptogen 10 Plus®, which knew would be around in five years, but I now have
helps improve her sleep. confidence that both TriVita and my business will be
going strong in five years and providing the resources

1-800-991-711  March 2010  l  5
Give your
medicine cabinet
a spring cleaning
ost of us tend to keep our medications in the medicine
cabinet in our bathroom. But did you know that the
bathroom is actually one of the worst places to store
medicine? Bathrooms can get warm and humid, which is the type
of environment that can accelerate the breakdown of medicines
and supplements. This is why the best place to store your
medications is in a dry, cool place, out of children’s reach. But,
before you transfer your medicines to your hallway linen closet
or top shelf of your pantry, you’ll want to do away with the old,
and stock up new and appropriate items to keep on hand.

A fresh start this spring non-prescription medicine has a strong impact location to dispose of properly. Some
when taken incorrectly or excessively. pharmacies also have recycling programs for
With the weather finally warming up, you can unused medication. Call your pharmacy first,
toss those winter cold and flu meds that are 2 Take all your unexpired medication and and see if they are able to take back your
keeping things cluttered. And, there’s no time sort it into groups. If you have cough drops, medication. If you cannot find a program in your
like the present to purchase items for spring that syrups and other cold remedies that you probably community that helps with drug disposal, be
could come in handy, like bug spray, sunscreen won’t use until next year, place them together in sure to remove any remaining medication from
and any necessary items to restock your first aid a storage box and set it aside. Why sift through its original labeled bottle, and throw it in your
kit. Plus, be sure to have your favorite vitamins bags and bottles you won’t need? If there are trash, the same way you would with over-the-
in stock. Taking daily nutritional supplements items you still use regularly, try to organize them counter medication.
will help build your immune system and ward off in a way that makes sense. Put antibiotic
any lingering winter symptoms. ointment cream near your bandages or gauze Don’t put off clearing your medicine cabinet.
strips. Place your allergy medication near After you dispose of all your unwanted or
Here are some tips to clear your antihistamine cream, etc. expired medications, be sure to stock up on
medicine clutter: great nutritional supplements that will help you
3 If you have prescription medication, make rejuvenate this spring! Try adding Wellavoh or
1 Remove all your medications from the sure the date on it is still current. If you have not VitaDaily AM/PM™, Energy Now! , Nopalea™

medicine cabinet and check those expiration taken it for a while, and have no use for it, you and Sublingual B-12 to your daily regimen.
dates! You should toss any medication that has should dispose of it, or recycle it. Contrary to High-quality nutrients can help your body
passed its expiration date. Expired medication is popular belief, flushing your prescription experience greater wellness every day!
not only ineffective but can actually be medication down the toilet is not a good
dangerous to ingest. The best way to throw away disposal method. This is actually an environ-
over-the-counter medicine is to remove it from mental hazard as it can create toxicity in our
its packaging and throw it in your trash, prefer- water system, due to the chemicals found in
ably mixed in with cat litter, coffee grinds or different medications. You can take advantage
other undesirable items. This eliminates the of pharmaceutical take-back programs or
chance of someone using the medication. Even community solid-waste programs that will let
you bring your unused drugs to a central


What Our 10 Foundational Values Mean to You

If it’s on a TriVita label

– it’s in our product
A message from Brazos Minshew, Chief Science Officer

ecent media Here’s how we do it:
reports have As Chief Science Officer, I research and
brought up formulate every new product. I present the
questions about whether research and product proposal to TriVita’s
vitamins and nutritional Product Team for consideration. We believe that
supplements contain the actual this process helps us create new, better formulas
ingredients listed on the label. As TriVita’s Chief based upon the latest scientific research.
Science Officer, I want to assure you that the
ingredients on our product labels are guaranteed Brazos Minshew, Chief Science Officer
The Product Team looks at the
to be in our products.
research and determines:
1. Is the product valuable to our Members?
I chose to work with TriVita because of
their high standards of quality. You see, the 2. What are our manufacturing considerations:
By the time you receive your product,
nutritional supplement industry is primarily it has gone through repeated
self-regulated. This means that each company • What are the ingredients?
tests for quality, purity, safety
is responsible for setting and overseeing their • Where should we order them?
own regulatory standards. The recent negative and product integrity...
media reports spotlighted individuals who had • Which plant should produce the product?
poor regulatory standards – who manufactured and product integrity – or efficacy. Efficacy
• Are there special considerations for
and distributed vitamins without ensuring they means that the product works the way we say
this product – liquid, powder, etc.?
contained the proper ingredients. This is not it will.
how we do things at TriVita. 3. Should the new product be placed in a
controlled or trial study before it’s offered One final note – even the words that we write
Not only do we source the best pharmaceutical- to you? in our catalogs and VitaJournal are reviewed by
grade ingredients and the purest whole foods members of our Product Team and Compliance
and herbs, we have a very involved process 4. What will be on the label?
Department. We want the words that describe
to ensure that you receive a superior product 5. How do we safely package the product? our products to accurately reflect our testing
with the ingredients that are listed on the results and quality guidelines.
label. We hire independent analysts to test our 6. When will the product be launched?
product during each step of the manufacturing 7. When will our Wellness Consultants I think it’s important for you to know these
process. Arizona State University manages the be trained? steps – so you’ll be assured that our efforts result
clinical tests on our products to ensure they in superior nutritional products with the highest
work the way they’re supposed to, as designed By the time you receive your product, it has gone quality ingredients. If it’s on a TriVita label –
in the formula. through repeated tests for quality, purity, safety it’s in our product.

TriVita’s Quality Control and Assurance Processes ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of our products
1. The manufacturing environment follows 5. At least one sample is tested from each
strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), batch of products for product consistency.
similar to those followed by FDA-regulated 6. We keep a sample of every product batch.
drug manufacturers. This is not required
by the supplement industry – but we meet 7. We send out a portion of our finished
these guidelines so you’ll get the best product to be tested by an independent lab
possible product. to make certain the proper ingredients are
in the bottle.
2. We hire auditors to inspect our plants to
ensure we meet these guidelines. 8. Our products are packaged using GMP.

3. The raw materials we use in our products are 9. We use two safety seals on ingestible
tested to be certain there are no impurities. products for your protection.

4. Tablets and capsules are manufactured 10. We control the storage environment in
to the formula specifications. our plants and warehouses to ensure
product freshness.
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Walk off winter
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of winter, it’s time to get your walking shoes or hardcore hiking boots – are
essential for hiking success. Shoes that are too Still too cold to venture outside? Check with your
body moving! Experience loose or tight can result in blisters, foot pain and local mall to see if they have a mall walkers
spring firsthand and get a great workout worse. Look for a shoe that offers ankle and foot program. Gradually increase your laps around the
by hiking in the great outdoors. support, and is snug without being tight. Shop mall so that your body is constantly challenged.
Whether you prefer a gentle stroll or a for hiking shoes in the afternoon, when feet are Wear a pedometer to see how far you go!
at their largest, and try on shoes with the type of
rough-and-tough climb, proper plan- sock you intend to wear hiking. You may prefer working out at the gym; many
ning and equipment will ensure a fun health clubs offer reasonably priced memberships.
and safe outdoor adventure. Walking sticks: Increasingly popular, walking You can mix up your routine by using cardio
sticks can help provide stability and support, machines such as treadmills and elliptical
Finding a trail while taking pressure off your lower joints. They trainers, lift weights, take water aerobics, swim
are available online and at retailers of outdoor laps or even drop in on a yoga or Pilates class.
Hiking trails abound in both rural and urban equipment. Read the instructions prior to use for
areas. A quick Internet search will pull up a optimal results.
variety of sites that include all the information
you’ll need to get started. Check your local Safety first
municipality’s website as well; they often list area
hiking spots. As you head out, keep these safety tips in mind:

Maps and books remain solid resources for trail • Stick to the designated trail – this is for
information. You’ll find detailed information, your personal safety and also helps
Warm up to a good walk
including: prevent erosion
Before heading out on your trek, warm up and
• Topographic information • Dress in layers
stretch cold muscles. Don’t be tempted to skip
the warm-up, as this can lead to an injury.
• Trail length • Take plenty of water – always take more
than you think you’ll need Warm up for 5-10 minutes with low-level
• Points of interest exercise. This can include walking (on a level
• Wear sunscreen and a hat to protect surface), knee lifts, a slow jog or even marching
• Picnic areas yourself from the sun in place.
Stretch all muscle groups including those in the
• Restroom facilities • Carry a fully charged cell phone for back, chest, shoulders, neck, legs and arms,
emergencies holding each stretch for 10 to 30 seconds.
• Trailhead parking information
Don’t stretch to the point of pain; you may feel
• Check the weather report before you
discomfort but pain is a warning sign.
Plus, printed materials are easy to come by. Find leave home
them at bookstores, outdoor gear retail outlets Avoid bouncing while you stretch; this can lead
and even the public library. • Hike with a friend to injury.
Don’t twist your spine or overextend your neck.
Gear up • Let someone know where you’re going
As always, consult your healthcare provider
The proper equipment is a must for both novice • Bring a first aid kit before beginning this or any other exercise
and experienced hiking enthusiasts. program.


God doesn’t take coffee breaks! Spend time
talking to Him about your day and rest all your
worries and concerns on Him. He has the
energy to take care of you even when you don’t.


Spend 10 seconds each day reflecting on six
things you are grateful for. It can be the
weather, how you look today, your family and

friends – anything at all! You’ll find yourself
smiling and ready to tackle your next challenge
when you’re finished.

HECTIC – that’s a word Is everything you plan on doing today really that
important? Take just one minute to reorganize
that describes nearly
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your day’s priorities and accept that there are
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your energy, so this de-stressing technique allows
days. It’s no wonder why your energy to be better spent.

many people complain, Deep Breathing

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other substances actually drains your up, then touch your toes. Stretch slowly until and cocoa, which promote energy
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Wind Sprint body’s energy production cycle
You can find just one minute in your day to go
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This awakens your entire body and mind and can
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TriVita’s Healthcare Professionals

Brazos Minshew is TriVita’s Chief Science Officer,

in charge of formulating the best new supplements
10 Foundational Values possible. He is dedicated to bringing greater health
and wellness to TriVita Members. He combines an
extensive background in medical science, naturopa-
1. Physician-Approved Formulas thy and alternative treatments to create lifestyle and
Our medical board uses their extensive health and nutrition knowledge to approve
nutritional solutions to prevalent health challenges.
proprietary TriVita supplements based on the latest scientific research and the health
and wellness concerns of our Members.
2. Unique Delivery Systems
Unlike other supplements that can be difficult to absorb, TriVita supplements are
developed for maximum absorption and effect. Scott Conard, M.D. is the founder of TienaHealth,
3. Controlled Laboratory Studies an organization of medical doctors in primary
Signature products from TriVita undergo medical studies and trials at accredited care practice who emphasize healthy lifestyles
universities and medical centers to ensure their effectiveness. to maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considered
4. Purest Natural Ingredients a national expert on disease prevention.
TriVita uses the highest-quality essential nutrients available to create effective, TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials.
body-friendly formulas without mood altering stimulants or harmful chemicals.
5. Pharmaceutical-Grade Quality
We voluntarily adhere to the strict manufacturing guidelines of the Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Medical Advisory Board
6. Third-Party Testing and Certification
In addition to our own quality control, we commission third-party testing and research In addition to our dedicated healthcare
to guarantee that our products are full potency and meet all regulatory standards. professionals, TriVita created a Medical
7. Quality-Controlled Packaging and Production Advisory Board to assist our efforts in staying
Safety is a top priority in our packaging and manufacturing; we inspect each product abreast of current scientific developments and provide
at least 10 times and use two safety seals per package on all ingestible products to input on the latest, most effective testing methods.
guarantee safety, freshness and product potency.
8. Dedicated to Product Innovation samuel n. Grief, M.D., CCFp, FCFp
TriVita’s commitment to science is a driving force behind our superior quality
products, from formulation to production. Led by our Chief Science Officer and Currently the Medical Director at the University
renowned nutraceutical pioneers, we put the utmost care into creating products that of Illinois, Dr. Grief received his medical degree
deliver positive and lifelong wellness experiences for our Members. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec,
9. Medical Advisory Board and is a CME Instructor.
TriVita’s advisory panel of Board Certified physicians provide us with the latest
information on scientific developments and testing methods.
10. Complete Customer Satisfaction Guarantee Tammy pon, M.D.
We promise to provide the best customer experience possible and offer a 60-Day A functional medicine physician, Dr. Pon received
Money Back Guarantee on all of our products.
her medical degree from the University of Texas
in Houston. She completed specialty training
in Healthy Aging.
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in this publication have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended
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