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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 15, 2012

Free Radicals and Your Antioxidant Defenses

Many health-conscious people are familiar with the term “antioxidant” and understand that it refers to nutrients such as vitamins C and E (and many others) that help to protect your body from “free radicals” (highly-reactive oxygen molecules) created during the normal course of metabolism (basically, any time we breathe oxygen, we also create free radicals). Unchecked free radical activity is what leads to the cellular damage known as “oxidation” and the cycle of inflammation and tissue dysfunction that follows. 

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 17, 2012

The Flu. Shot. Healthy Strategies to Boost Your Immunity

It’s that time of year again. Time to stock up on tissues, hot tea, decongestant, and that nighttime sniffling, achoo-ing, wake up with a dry mouth medicine that knocks you out. Or is it?

Maybe this year can be different. Maybe this year you can power your way through flu season with a strong immune system and come out none the worse for wear. Incorporating these healthy strategies now could help minimize when you have to call in sick to the office—if at all.

 

Oct 11, 2012

Why Aren’t We Eating Our Veggies?

Antioxidants Related to Heart Health

A recent study published this month in the American Journal of Medicine (Oct 2012) found a strong relationship between antioxidants in the diet and risk for heart attack. The Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who had the highest levels of “total antioxidant capacity” from fruits, vegetables, coffee, and whole grains also had the lowest risk for heart attack over a 10-year period (approximately a 20% reduction compared to women with lower antioxidant intake).

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.

Sep 19, 2012

VIEW—The Science of Antioxidants Part 1

Here at MonaVie, we’ve been working hard on an exciting new technology—one that can help you “Get a VIEW” about your health and help you make some smart lifestyle decisions to take your health in the right direction.

We call this new device “MonaVie VIEW Antioxidant Scanner,” and it’s a revolutionary approach to getting a view INSIDE our bodies in terms of a very important aspect of our health—our level of antioxidant protection.

Sep 12, 2012

What an Amazing ACCELER8-ed Weekend!

One of the biggest highlights for sure was the prelaunch of VIEW—MonaVie Antioxidant Scanner. How incredible is it that you are now going to be able to prove the power of all of the MonaVie products? Are you one of the hundreds of people who signed up to get yours at the Orlando convention January 31–February 2, 2012? Let us know below. 

Aug 29, 2012

Get Motivated to Lose Weight. See Mark Macdonald Live.

If you’ve been struggling with your weight and trying to find the motivation to start on a journey of weight loss, nothing compares to seeing Mark up on the stage—live and in person. He’ll help you understand that weight loss IS possible if you just follow a few simple rules and use MonaVie RVL.

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