Blog Archive for Tag: wellness

Many Thank to my friends in China: 4 city tour December 2015

January 2nd, 2016

I just came home from an enjoyable and productive trip to China.  I visited Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou.   What unique and beautiful cities they all are!  I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, and I felt most welcome!  It was an honor to share my science ...

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Heart Health Tip: Cook Your Own Beans (Recipe)

December 15th, 2015

  Beans of all kinds are a heart-healthy addition to your diet. They’re loaded with protein, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins—all beneficial to the heart and entire body. They’re so healthy, in fact, that the British Journal of Nutrition said that beans “have acquired the status of staple food for ...

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Why We Included Folic Acid in Herbalife Niteworks®

March 20th, 2015

Folate and folic acid are forms of a B vitamin best known for its use during pregnancy. The nutrient helps support the health of an unborn baby’s brain and spine, making it especially important in those earliest stages of life. But there is a wider benefit to folic acid, and ...

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Member Spotlight: What I Learned About Opening an Herbalife Nutrition Club

March 12th, 2015

I enjoy seeing Independent Herbalife members doing big things with their health and lives. When I heard that member Nique Callantine was starting a noteworthy Nutrition Club to inspire others in her community to get healthy, I wanted to hear more. What’s different about her Nutrition Club? Nique told me ...

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I’d like Your Feedback!

March 2nd, 2015

It’s been over a year and a half since I launched the Heart Health Initiative. Since then, my team and I have made a lot of changes, including redesigning the site, creating new resources, and interacting more on Facebook and Twitter. Now, I’d like your feedback. What do you love ...

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4 Nutrients You Probably Don’t Get Enough Of

February 23rd, 2015

I try to eat an excellent diet. I aim to load my plate with lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables every meal. But the reality is that my diet still falls short sometimes. My biggest struggle is time. A demanding workday, travel, family commitments—all ...

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Heart Health in Your 40s: 4 Steps to Take Control Now

February 16th, 2015

It often takes people until their 50s or 60s to realize they need to focus on heart health. I’d like to see that change. The earlier the better; research shows that heart health can be affected as early as infancy. Today, I’d like to talk specifically to those of you ...

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5 Healthy Snacks to Pack in Your Bag

February 10th, 2015

A key to weight loss or maintenance—and to keeping the heart healthy—is what you eat between meals. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, make sure you eat two healthy snacks that each contain about 200 calories; this helps keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Don’t rely on vending ...

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4 hechos acerca de los niveles de azúcar (glucosa) en la sangre

February 9th, 2015

La mayoría de la gente sabe lo importante que es mantener niveles de azúcar, o glucosa sanguínea, saludables. Ellos saben que comer alimentos procesados pueden elevar sus niveles de glucosa en la sangre y el comer alimentos integrales, o no procesados, puede apoyar niveles saludables de esta glucosa. Pero mucha ...

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4 Facts to Know About Blood Sugar

February 9th, 2015

Most people know it’s important to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They know that eating processed foods can raise blood sugar levels, and eating whole foods can help support healthy blood sugar levels. But many people don’t know exactly what blood sugar is. So, what is it? And why is ...

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Why You Should Eat Macadamia Nuts

February 4th, 2015

Think about the last time you ate macadamia nuts. It’s likely you enjoyed them in a sweet treat, such as a cookie or cake. But did you know macadamia nuts are actually a health food? Creamy and decadent, macadamia nuts are a heart-healthy accent to entrées, salads and healthy baked ...

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Get Ready for the February Challenge: 28 Days of Heart Health

January 27th, 2015

Now that we’re well past the 12 days of Christmas, it’s time for a new focus: 28 days of heart health. Last year, we started the first ever Global Heart Health Month. This year, I’d like to take it a step further by not only recognizing Global Heart Health Month ...

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3 Foods to Protect Heart Health

January 22nd, 2015

It’s easy to assume that making just one healthy choice doesn’t matter all that much. But it does! One healthy food or drink can have a direct impact on the endothelium, the organ that produces and releases Nitric Oxide (NO) and a handful of other hormones and chemicals that influence ...

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5 Tips for the Best Nap Ever

January 19th, 2015

Much of Brazil, Spain and parts of Africa and China have daily naps as part of their culture. Napping is seen as a normal part of the sleep cycle. It turns out the people in these areas of the world may be on to something. Research shows that, along with ...

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Antioxidants and the Heart: Why You Need Flavonoids

December 29th, 2014

The scientific community has long studied antioxidants. While a diet rich in antioxidants is a great way to support total wellness, the nutrients also specifically support the heart. The word “antioxidant” literally means “anti-oxidant,” meaning it’s combating the impact of oxidation on the body. Oxidation is a process caused by ...

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7 Healthy Food Prep Time Savers (Guest Post)

December 11th, 2014

Written by: Nique Callantine This guest post comes from Nique Callantine, a personal health, wellness and fitness coach and an Independent Herbalife member. Eating healthy food can be a challenge when you’re busy (who isn’t?). And that’s true even when health is the major focus of your life and business, ...

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Why I Track My Fitness Digitally

December 8th, 2014

When I started running marathons, I realized quickly how useful a GPS watch was. Not only did I utilize the mileage tracking feature, but my watch also let me set time goals. As I ran, I could see whether I was ahead or behind of my goal running pace. It ...

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4 Tips for Heart Healthy Holidays

December 6th, 2014

Keep your heart healthy during the holidays with these four tips. Eat well The holiday table may be full of fatty foods and sweets, but that doesn’t mean you have to overindulge. Enjoy smaller amounts of holiday dishes, and balance those with lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and plenty ...

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Meet Our Contributors

December 1st, 2014

I am pleased to welcome the following contributors to the Heart Health Initiative. Each is critical in furthering the mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to live heart-healthy lives. Dr. Rocio Medina “Working to support health in my own Latino community is especially ...

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4 Healthy Living Tips for Caring for Someone with a Heart Condition

October 2nd, 2014

I know from experience how much of a transition—and a learning curve—becoming a caregiver entails. It can be especially hard if the person you’re caring for has a heart condition. Caregiving can feel like an overwhelming responsibility. Not only are you likely adjusting to having a new person in your ...

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How Should I Talk to My Doctor About Taking Nutritional Supplements?

September 30th, 2014

Sixty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. take some form of dietary supplement. I’m one of them. In combination with a balanced diet, there’s a large and growing body of research showing the incredible support nutritional supplements can have on overall wellness—and especially heart health. Yet with all the benefits of ...

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What Does a Healthy Lifestyle Look Like?

September 5th, 2014

The term “healthy lifestyle” is used so often that it’s almost losing its meaning. To some, a healthy lifestyle means not eating fast food. To others, it means quitting smoking. To others still, it means taking a walk after dinner or riding a bike on the weekends. These are all ...

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Understanding Carbohydrates

August 25th, 2014

Low-carb diets like South Beach and Atkins have given carbohydrates a bad reputation. But while there are certain carbs you should avoid, some carbohydrates are beneficial and necessary for the body when eaten in moderation. Here’s a breakdown of “good” carbs and “bad” carbs, and what you need to know ...

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Emotional Fitness with Samantha Clayton

August 7th, 2014

In a perfect world, we would all eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and rest, and have low levels of stress. But life isn’t perfect. And sometimes it’s emotionally difficult, such as during a time of loss of a loved one or another traumatic life event. In an ...

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The Truth About Sugar In Fruit with Susan Bowerman

July 28th, 2014

I recently wrote an article on seven foods with high amounts of sugar. My hope was to bring awareness to some of the small, unhealthy food choices that many people aren’t even aware they’re making. Then, I came across an article by Susan Bowerman at about sugar in fruit. ...

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Hidden Sugars: 7 Foods to Avoid

July 25th, 2014

Most people don’t know that by the time they’ve eaten breakfast and had their morning coffee or espresso drink, they’ve met their sugar quota for the day. It’s not the whole food ingredients or coffee—it’s the additives: added sugars in breakfast food and coffee sweeteners like syrups and flavored creams. ...

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7 Harmful Habits for Heart Health

June 24th, 2014

If you follow my blog, you probably know how to support heart health: Eat a balanced, varied diet. Support nutrition with dietary supplements. Exercise regularly. Get plenty of sleep and rest. Keep stress levels low. But we don’t often talk about what not to do—the habits that are the worst ...

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Good fats? Why You Need Omega-3s and Omega-6s

May 23rd, 2014

You’ve heard about Omega-3 fatty acids and maybe even Omega-6s. You might even know that Omega-3s have been shown to support heart health and contribute to a well-balanced diet. Perhaps you’ve read about Omega-6 fatty acids and how they support normal growth and development, and other functions in the body. ...

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6 Reasons to Eat Mediterranean

April 3rd, 2014

Wholesome food is the basis of wellness. And when it comes to choosing foods that support total health—and especially the health of the endothelium and heart—I recommend the Mediterranean diet. Rich in foods frequently found in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, the diet has been shown by numerous studies ...

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Athletes: Don’t Forget Nutrition

March 31st, 2014

If you’re an athlete, or exercise most days a week, you’re supporting your health. Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of wellness—it’s a crucial part of getting and staying healthy. But while it’s necessary, it’s not enough. Just as exercise is important to health, so is a good ...

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Answers from Dr. Lou Ignarro: Colorful Food Is Packed with Nutrients

December 23rd, 2013

I've heard I should fill my plate with colorful foods. Is this true? Does color really indicate nutrition?   Most of the time, the more colorful your meal, the more healthful it is. Think of the last meal you ate. Was it full of color—maybe a large green salad topped with ...

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Age with Vitality with CoQ10

November 15th, 2013

I enjoy aging. With age comes daily opportunities to enjoy life—to ride my bike, to eat good food, to spend time with loved ones. Today, at 72, I’m healthier and more active than I was at 40! As I grow older, however, there are some real biological changes happening in ...

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