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I recently traveled to Italy to give two important talks. What an excellent trip! First, I presented to a group of physicians and scientists; the presentation was titled “Feed On Life.” And later in the trip, I spoke at the Herbalife Italian summit with over 7,000 excited and driven Independent Herbalife members.

The group of physicians and scientists was small, but the energy and ideas they brought were powerful. I always enjoy speaking about science to doctors in all countries.  Italy, however, is especially important to me because of my Italian roots.

The doctors listen as I discuss the critical molecule in the cardiovascular system: NO.

The doctors listen as I discuss the critical molecule in the cardiovascular system: NO.

This particular talk involved discussing the scientific basis of nutrition, nutritional supplements and exercise. I also talked about the importance of Nitric Oxide (NO), specifically how the endothelium is involved in NO production and what that means for the health of the heart.

 

Answering questions on the importance of NO, nutrition, nutritional supplements and exercise.

Answering questions on the importance of NO, nutrition, nutritional supplements and exercise.

During my talk, the doctors reacted extremely positively. Afterward, there were a great deal of active questions and answers—and those questions even continued outside the auditorium once the presentation concluded.  The event was an effective way to teach doctors about the importance of nutritional supplements and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 

Talking with physicians and scientists after the presentation.

Talking with physicians and scientists after the presentation.

 

Standing with one of the attendees for a photo.

Standing with one of the attendees for a photo.

 

The next stop in my trip was the Herbalife Italian summit, where over 7,000 Independent Herbalife member had gathered. Again, I discussed the topic that is so important to me: endothelial health and NO in the promotion of heart health.

 

Delivering my presentation at the Herbalife Italian summit.

Delivering my presentation at the Herbalife Italian summit.

 

Herbalife distributors at the Italian summit.

Independent Herbalife members at the Italian summit.

 

My favorite country to train Independent Herbalife members in is Italy because they are proud that I’m Italian and appreciate the attention I give them. I even try to speak a little Italian during my training, and the excitement in the room amplifies every time I say an Italian word or phrase. I feel at home and relaxed in Italy, and it’s even better for me that I get the opportunity to train members there.

 

Distributors gather at the Italian summit.

Independent Herbalife members gather at the Italian summit.

 

I love meeting distributors at every event I speak at.

I love meeting Independent Herbalife members at every event I speak at.

 

Both events were enjoyable and invigorating. It was exciting to see a room of Italian physicians and scientists so excited about the power of NO, nutrition and exercise; not all medical professionals are so forward thinking and open to understanding the body’s incredible ability to get and stay healthy. And the Italian Independent Herbalife members just topped off the trip for me with their enthusiasm and dedication to bringing the story of endothelial health to Italy and beyond.

 My true hope is that the message of endothelial health and supporting NO production last long after those presentations. The physicians, scientists and Independent Herbalife members I spoke to in Italy are influencers in their country. You, too, are an influencer in your circle—and you have the power to bring the message of the Heart Health Initiative to your area. Just think of how many lives we can impact by working together.