Archive for June, 2008

The Easy Way To Get Your Daily Servings of Fruits & Vegetables!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

TriVita has launched on their corporate web-site several new product offers and packaging. These new products can be reviewed and purchased at

Fruits ‘n VegEZ
Fruits ‘n VegEZ is the quick and easy way to help you get the right amount of fruits and vegetables each day.

  • Fast and convenient – simply mix with water or your favorite beverage
  • Contains rare, antioxidant-rich superfruits including mangosteen and acai
  • Includes vegetable powerhouses such as broccoli, spinach, artichoke and carrots
  • Only 20 calories and less than 1 gram of sugar per serving
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors

The recommendation of the health community is that we should get 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day. This seems like an interesting alternative to eating a basket full of produce every day; think of all the time and work involved.

I’d rather mix a tall glass of Fruits ‘n VegEZ in mere seconds. It costs a lot less, too!

Tension Headache Or Migraine?

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Not all headaches are migraines, and all migraines are not severe. The simple definition of a migraine is a “one-sided” headache – a headache that affects only one side of the head or the top of the head.

Headaches that affect both temples or both the front and back of the head are more likely due to tension, sinus infection, TMJ disorder or other cause.

This is where it gets a little controversial: To many people, the term migraine usually means a very severe and painful headache. In reality, though, migraine actually refers to the location and possibly the type of headache, and has nothing to do with severity. Some people who have migraines experience absolutely no pain, just visual symptoms. In contrast, other people with severe tension headaches require hospitalization.

Learn more…

Tips For Summer Happiness!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Are you searching for ways to keep your stress at a minimum while squeezing as much fun and quality time as possible into your children’s summer break? These simple tips can help keep your kids happy and occupied while they’re at home this summer.

  1. Create a routine – Your children can easily become bored without a daily routine. Have your kids get out of bed the same time each morning, and give them a list of things to accomplish each day. Your children can participate in making ing the list. This list of goals will help your kids stay both academically and physically fit. Simple projects will help your child develop the healthy habit of setting and accomplishing goals.
  2. Use a practical reward system for accomplishing goals and finishing chores. Provide healthy, enriching rewards, like trips to the local pool or zoo, or a sleepover with friends.
  3. Read! Does your school offers a summer reading list for your child’s skill level? Studies show that reading enriches children’s imagination, and it boosts their language comprehension and writing skills, as well.
  4. Schedule a trip to the library. Trips to the library provide something to look forward to each week, and they can provide free entertainment. Go there to load up on books, videos and music CDs – all for free! Many libraries also offer free or low-cost children’s programming.
  5. Simplicity is the key. Consider skipping the big family vacation if saving up for it puts too much stress on your budget and your family. Most children love time alone with Mom or Dad. Try scheduling an afternoon off from all work. Turn off your cell phone and don’t check your emails. Just spend some time with the kids doing what they want to do. Kick a ball around the back yard. Go for a family bike ride. Visit the local museum, most importantly, make some memories.
  6. Take care of yourself. Find ways to unwind. When you are relaxed and happy, your kids are more likely to be relaxed and happy. In the same way, if you’re edgy and irritable, your kids may be too. If you struggle with keeping your stress out of your home, try TriVita’s Adaptogens 10 Plus, a healthy way to achieve stress relief and stress reduction without any negative side affects. Taking Adaptogens 10 Plus can help you feel happier and calmer within minutes, keeping the anxiety and irritability at bay while you spend quality time with your family.

You Should Be Concerned About Osteoporosis!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

The National Osteoporosis Foundation tells us that ten million people in North America have Osteoporosis, and eighty percent of them are women. As they age, one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will have an Osteoporosis-related fracture, and one in four people will die within a year of having a hip fracture from Osteoporosis. The death rate is twice as high for men as for women.

One in four people will become complete invalids following Osteoporosis related fractures. Only one-third of the people suffering an Osteoporosis-related hip fracture will heal and return to a normal life.

Men as well as women can be at risk for osteoporosis. The good news is that you can add back more than 5% of new, healthy bone mass every year you follow these steps — no matter how old you are or how thin your bones have become. You can turn back the clock on Osteoporosis with proper lifestyle choices and intense nutrition. Read the Osteoporosis article to learn how.

Why do people get shingles?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Shingles outbreaks (rashes or blisters on the skin) are associated with the virus, Varicella zoster. Usually, people are exposed to this virus when they get the chickenpox. Other people contract the virus but never have an outbreak or symptoms.

Although there is a strong association between the virus and the disease, this association is far from “cause and effect,” because many people who test positive for the virus never get chickenpox or shingles. And, only a tiny fraction of the people who have the virus ever get shingles.

So, the pertinent question is, how can you reduce your risk of getting shingles?

Read the complete article to learn more.