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Jul 3, 2013

Fruit & Vegetable Juice Blends Are Popular For Maintaining Better Health

In case you haven't noticed, green juicing and green smoothies are all the rage lately. From popular TV personalities like Dr. Oz to blogoshpere celebrities like Kris Carr, blending fruits and vegetables to create delicious and nutritious beverages are helping people everywhere lead more healhy lifestyles--and in some cases, fight obesity.

 

May 3, 2013

Staying on The Cutting Edge of Research

I just spent several days attending and presenting at the American Society for Nutrition program at the Experimental Biology Scientific Conference. EB—as it’s known by the 30,000+ scientists who attend every year—is the largest life sciences conference in the world. I’ve been attending EB for more than 20 years now, and I always leave the event with a brain full of new ideas for possible nutrition products.

Mar 6, 2013

Real Antioxidant Balance

I think that it’s interesting that MonaVie's position on antioxidants has always been along the lines of emphasizing “balance” even when numerous companies in the nutrition industry have been touting the “superiority” of high-ORAC and mega-doses of certain antioxidants (when we knew all along that this was not the right way to go). 

Jan 23, 2013

Balancing Stress and Restoring Vigor: What You Should Know for Optimum Health

I’m just back from the International Sports and Exercise Nutrition Conference (ISENC) meeting in Newcastle England where we enjoyed three days of fantastic lectures about nutrition for sports performance and healthy lifestyles. It was a truly international faculty with participants from around the world and only a handful of Americans—so it was an interesting global perspective about some of the leading “nutrition solutions” to the public health issues discussed.

Nov 27, 2012

Lose Weight for Brain Gain

Two new studies—both published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN, vol. 31, no. 2, 2012)—show how healthy nutrition habits can boost brainpower.

Being overweight is a well-known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, with people who are overweight experiencing a 74% higher risk for developing dementia later in life compared to people of normal weight (and the dementia risk is much higher if your overweight is also combined with diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure). Previous studies have shown that even modest weight loss is associated with improvements in insulin resistance (“pre-diabetes”) and blood vessel function (vascular reactivity), and those changes in glucose control and blood flow are associated with improved memory, faster problem solving (“executive function”) and a significantly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nov 1, 2012

Can Açai Make You Smarter?

Just a few days ago at the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers from the Aging Research Center at Tufts University presented a new study showing that açai can slow the aging process and actually reverse the effects of aging on the brain.

Oct 8, 2012

The Real Work Starts Now

The Acceler8 Convention in Anaheim ended just over a month ago, and the Get a VIEW Conference in Orlando is a mere 16 weeks away. A lot can happen in these months between events, so now is when the real work starts.

Sep 24, 2012

VIEW—The Science of Antioxidants Part 2

Why do you want to measure antioxidants?

One of the problems with antioxidants is that we can’t really “feel” them working in our bodies. We don’t wake up in the morning and say, “Wow, my antioxidant levels feel great today!” We often can’t “feel” the balance between damaging free radicals and protective antioxidants until there is enough free radical damage to result in a health problem. Before VIEW, people had to take their antioxidant supplements “on faith” – hoping and praying that they were working, but never really knowing if those nutrients were actually getting into their body and doing any good.

Aug 15, 2012

Whey Protein: The Way to Go

Whey protein is the highest quality dietary protein source and is used in most protein supplement  shakes.  Whey is a dairy protein that is a by-product of cheese production. It has a high biological value (BV), meaning that the amino acid ratio is perfectly proportioned to be used by the body and in building/maintaining muscle. 

Aug 10, 2012

Nurture Your Natural Born Leader Within

Admit it, the amazing line up of healthy products and the business opportunity are what got you interested in MonaVie, right? But did you know that the leadership training skills you’ll learn with MonaVie can benefit all of aspects of your life—for your lifetime? 

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