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B GOOD
TO YOURSELF
During Allergy
Season
YOUR
WAKE UP CALL
For Sleep Disorders
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INSPIRING
SUCCESS STORY
Rejuvenate
Yourself
THIS
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10 Essentials
for health and wellness
the 10 Essentials were created to suit
every Wellness Seeker. taking even small
steps in each one will improve your life and
wellness in wonderful ways.
PHYSICAL
1. Breathe Deeply
Deep breathing expels body toxins
faster than any other means.
2. Drink Water
Getting enough water provides an instant
energy boost and you may even eat less.
3. Sleep Peacefully
Establishing a bedtime routine will help
you sleep longer and more soundly.
4. Eat Nutritiously
Choosing healthy, whole foods minimizes
blood sugar swings.
5. Enjoy Activity
An active lifestyle enables every
system in your body to work better.
EMOTIONAL
6. Give and Receive Love
Heart-focused, sincere and positive
feelings boost the immune system.
7. Be Forgiving
As you let go of negative feelings toward
others, you will fnd greater peace and optimism.
8. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude brings instant joy, builds
physical defenses and reduces stress.
9. Develop Acceptance
Practicing acceptance clears your mind of
needless anxiety, freeing you to enjoy life.
SPIRITUAL
10. Develop a Relationship with God
As your relationship grows, you will enjoy
all the blessings of unconditional love.
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or mail TriVita, PO Box 13565, Scottsdale, AZ 85267, attention: CEO Care Team.
Letter from TriVitas CEO
THE AGING PROCESS IS A MATTER OF CHOICE!
From your bodys point of view, the way you age is largely determined by
the choices you make. Biologically your body is in a constant renewing
process of making trillions of cells that make up your bones, organs and
your entire physical being. Your choices each day determine the health
of those new cells being created.

While you are obviously a very complex being, surprisingly simple influences contribute to your
health, well-being and aging process. Nutrients, nurturing and physical activities are the most
important decisions you can make! That is why you will find the 10 Essentials listed in every
VitaJournal and catalog; they are the foundations for good health. They are simple but profound
lifestyle choices!
In a study conducted by Dr. Ravussin of the Arizona Pima Indians and the Pima Indians of
the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico, it was discovered that their ancestors were genetically
the same, experienced the same living conditions and had very similar health conditions. But
something in the last 100 years has made a significant and troubling difference in the health of
todays Arizona Pima Indians.
Over the years, the Arizona Pima Indians have become more sedentary and have seen their fat intake
rise to 40%. Much of the fiber has been removed from their diet as processed starches have replaced
the high fiber foods their ancestors ate. Over 50% of the Arizona Pima Indians have Diabetes and
95% of those diagnosed with Diabetes are obese and have other related diseases. Conversely, the
diet of the Pima Indians of Mexico includes many of the same foods their ancestors ate, and their
lifestyle still demands daily physical activity. Less than 10% of the Pima Indians of Mexico have
been diagnosed with Diabetes and live a much healthier quality of life.
This study clearly demonstrates the power of lifestyle choices. The good news I want to bring you
today is that your body is biologically structured in a renewal cycle just like many trees and plants.
During the fall and winter the leaves die and fall off only to be replaced in the spring with new
leaves. As long as the tree receives the quality and quantity of nutrients and nurturing it needs
from the earth, water and sun, it lives healthy to its expected life span.
For you, it may seem that aging has brought on health conditions and symptoms that are getting
progressively worse. Please take courage in the fact that your body has a renewal process and that
the decisions you make today and tomorrow can contribute to your better health. Spring is Gods
reminder to us of the importance of the choices we make in the renewal and aging process.
At TriVita, our deepest desire and purpose is to offer inspiration, information and the highest
quality of supplements that can help contribute to a better quality of life. As you read this
VitaJournal, my prayer is that you would be inspired to an aging process that consists of the
best choices you can make each day for your health and well-being.
Pursue them with passion and purpose.
Michael R. Ellison
Spring is Gods reminder to us of the importance of
the choices we make in the renewal and aging process.
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Values
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Our physicians use their extensive health and nutrition
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based on the latest scientic research and the health
and wellness concerns of our Members.
2. Patented Absorption Systems
Unlike other supplements that can be dicult to
absorb, TriVita supplements are developed for
maximum absorption and eect.
3. Controlled Laboratory Studies
Signature products from TriVita undergo medical
studies and trials at accredited universities and
medical centers to ensure their eectiveness.
4. Purest Natural Ingredients
TriVita uses the highest-quality essential nutrients
available to create eective, body-friendly formulas
without mood altering stimulants
or harmful chemicals.
5. Pharmaceutical-Grade Quality
We voluntarily adhere to the strict manufacturing
guidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
6. Third-Party Testing and Certication
In addition to our own quality control, we
commission third-party testing and research to
guarantee that our products are full potency and
meet all regulatory standards.
7. Quality-Controlled
Packaging and Production
Safety is a top priority in our packaging and manufacturing;
we inspect each product at least 10 times and use two
safety seals per package on all ingestible products to
guarantee safety, freshness and product potency.
8. Dedicated to Product Innovation
TriVitas commitment to science is a driving force
behind our superior quality products, from formulation
to production. Led by our Chief Science Ocer and
renowned nutraceutical pioneers, we put the utmost
care into creating products that deliver positive and
lifelong wellness experiences for our Members.
9. Medical Advisory Board
TriVitas advisory panel of Board Certied physicians
provide us with the latest information on scientic
developments and testing methods.
10. Complete Customer
Satisfaction Guarantee
We promise to provide the best customer experience
possible and oer a 60-Day Money Back
Guarantee on all of our products.
Our natural products are food based. If you have
any food based allergies, please read the labels.
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12 Tips to Downsize Your
Portion Size
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18 The Value of You
Everything has a price tag or does it?
21 Keep Your Eye On Low Vision
Learn how you can keep this life-changing
condition from dimming your joys in life.
22 Put a Little Spring Into
Your Step and Golf Swing
Fabulous ways to ease into activity
after a long winter layoff
4 Rejuvenate Yourself this Spring!
Healthy tips to cleanse your own body.
6 B-12 Update with Dr. Conard
Exciting news! Learn about B-12s allergy
ghting success.
10 How To Get a Good Nights Rest
Eight tips to ensure a sound sleep.
In this
issue
Find answers to your sleep
problems and wake up feeling
refreshed every morning.
10
Just because theres so much on your plate
doesnt mean you have to eat it . 12
Bananas this amazing, tasty
wonder fruit is a natural remedy for
many health conditions. 14
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Its time for spring cleaning! But before you
reach for the dust rags and disinfectants, think
about this: the most important thing you can
clean is your own body. This doesnt mean an
extra long shower, but a spring cleaning from the
inside out. Its easier than it sounds; plus, no
buckets or scrub brushes required.
Breathe deeply
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to
clean your body; up to 75% of all body
toxins are released through your lungs. Deep
breathing also helps stimulate your immune
system by supporting the lymphatic system.
What exactly is the lymph system? Its an
important part of your immune system that
is made up of vessels, organs, nodes and ducts.
When toxins build up in the lymph system,
it can lead to conditions such as allergies and
autoimmune disorders.
So it makes sense to put deep breathing near
the top of your spring cleaning to-do list. Take
a few minutes each day to consciously breathe
deeply. Not only will it help you detoxify and
stimulate your immune system, but it can also
help relieve stress. Heres a deep breathing
exercise to get you started:
Lie at on your back with your knees up, or
sit comfortably in a chair. Place one hand on
your abdomen just above your navel and the
other hand on your chest. Breathe in
through your nose and out through your
mouth. Focus on expanding your abdomen
as you inhale. Your chest should rise only a
little and only at the top of your breath.
Slowly count up to four as you inhale
and again as you exhale. Fill your lungs,
hold your breath for a moment and then
exhale. Repeat this as you count up to six
while inhaling, and again as you exhale.
Continue breathing deeply. When you
feel comfortable, extend your breath count:
Eight counts as you inhale through your
nose and eight counts as you exhale.
This year, give your body a spring cleaning
from the inside out
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Feel the air leave your body and imagine
all of the toxins going with it. Try to spend
at least ve minutes a day breathing deeply.
Drink up!
Water is essential for everything your body
does including nutrient absorption, blood ow
and breathing. And, its absolutely critical for
cleaning your body: water is used by your colon
and kidneys as part of the detoxication and
digestive processes. Use the simple formula below
to nd out how much water you should drink:
Try to drink water early in the day and remember
to drink extra water when youre exercising and
if youre outdoors during warmer months.
Eat a balanced, high-ber diet
In order for your body to properly cleanse itself of
pollutants, you need to eat a balanced, healthful
diet. Its especially important to eat a diet high in
ber (at least 30 grams per day), as ber helps with
the digestive and cleansing process. Impurities
attach to ber and are expelled from the body.
The good news is that a healthful diet, complete
with plenty of fruits and vegetables, not only
provides the ber you need, but it also includes
many essential nutrients. Get started today with
these ber-rich foods:
Bran cereal
Pinto beans
Lima beans
Navy beans
Kidney beans
Black beans
Lentils
Peas
Brussels sprouts
Apples
Blackberries
Pears
Garbanzo beans
Black-eyed peas
Split peas.
Important note: Sometimes it can be difcult to
get all the nutrients you need from your food.
Thats where adding high-quality supplements
to your daily routine can help. Many supplements
on the market arent even absorbed by your body;
they simply pass through. High-quality supple-
ments like TriVitas VitaDaily AM/PM, Daily
Men and Daily Women are made with whole
food concentrates that your body recognizes as
food which means they are easily absorbed, and
your body can make good use of the nutrients.
Give your emotions a little
elbow grease
Emotional cleansing is just as important as
physical cleansing to a healthy and happy life. If
youre holding a grudge, refusing to forgive some-
one for something they did in the past, you could
be harming your health. Studies have shown that
people who learn to forgive have healthier,
happier lives. Grudge-holding has been linked to
poor immune system health, depression, anxiety
and physical pain. As part of your cleaning, try to
forgive those who have offended you. If you nd
forgiveness difcult, just acknowledging that
youre holding a grudge can be a good rst step.
Rejuvenate yourself this spring with some
internal spring cleaning; theres no better way to
throw off Old Man Winter and experience
increased health and wellness!
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Have some good clean fun
We all know that exercise is a critical part
of good health. What you may not know is
that exercise is one of the best ways to get
your lymph system moving and that helps
stimulate the immune system.
The Presidents Council on Physical Fitness
and Sports recommends that adults get 30
minutes of activity ve or more days a week.
If your schedule doesnt allow for 30 minutes
of exercise, you can break up your activity
into three 10-minute segments throughout
the day. To make exercise more fun, nd a
workout buddy. Youll get to socialize and
exercise at the same time both of which
contribute to good health. Change up your
routine to help keep exercise fun and to
keep yourself motivated:
Brisk walking
Hiking
Water aerobics
Swimming
Bike riding
Dancing
Pilates.
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Scott Conard, M.D., is the founder of TienaHealth,
an organization of medical doctors in primary
care practice who emphasize healthy lifestyles
to maintain wellness. Dr. Conard is considered
a national expert on disease prevention.
TienaHealth also conducts clinical trials.
Scott Conard, M.D.
Founder, TienaHealth
B-12 update
Exciting news about B-12s natural
allergy-fighting success
recent studies show that vitamin B-12 can help with allergies
In past B-12 Updates, Ive talked
about how well TriVita Sublingual
B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid works for many
different purposes: everything from
weight loss to stress reduction, diges-
tive and immune system health, mood
enhancement and long-term energy.
Now, just in time for the spring
season, I want to talk about B-12s
success with seasonal allergies. Im
sure many of you are starting to
sniffle, sneeze and suffer from itchy,
watery eyes. Its sad that so many of
you are suffering through this glori-
ous spring season filled with renewed
growth and warmer temperatures.
Sure, the drug stores are filled with over-the-
counter and prescription allergy medicines.
However, many of them arent really effective,
because they dont get to the root of many
allergies. Plus, the side effects for many of
these medications can be pretty serious. While
pollen, mold, dust and animal dander are
common triggers for allergies, Id like to discuss
a hidden cause for allergies: stress. Yes, stress.
People who are under intense stress tend to have
more allergy problems. A recent study confirms
that. Children who had severe allergies were
temporarily moved from their own homes to a
group home setting where they had the oppor-
tunity to de-stress. They were then exposed to
dust and many substances that would normally
cause a strong allergic reaction. Researchers
observed a minimal allergic reaction.
Several other studies have not only made
the connection between B-12 and stress, but
have suggested that Vitamin B-12 could help
reduce seasonal allergies. For example in a recent
clinical study, a group of seasonal allergy suffer-
ers spent up to six weeks taking massive amounts
of B-12 through sublingual delivery, just like
TriVitas Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid.
The results were impressive
Many of the worse symptoms sneezing,
congestion and itchy, runny nose were half
as severe in the B-12 group as in the placebo
group. Researchers stated, The effects were
comparible to Claritin. B-12 is also much safer.
Better yet, people who were taking B-12 didnt
have the tired, draggy feeling so common with
antihistamine allergy medications. Another
study found that B-12 taken at an increased
dose can help protect against asthmatics from
reacting to food with sulfites.
The secret to Vitamin B-12s allergy fighting
success seems to be in its ability to re-tune the
immune system. Thats what allergies are
immune malfunctions and the problem
seems to be getting worse and worse. In fact,
allergies are now twice as common as they
were a generation ago, afflicting more than
50 million North Americans.
If youd like to test the effectiveness of Vitamin
B-12 with your own allergies, I suggest you take
one TriVita Sublingual B-12 tablet, twice or
three times daily throughout allergy season. I
think youll be breathing easier in no time.
by Dr. Scott Conard, M.D.
B-12
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Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid absorbs through the
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After age 40, your ability to absorb B vitamins begins
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Your brain needs B vitamins to function properly.
If you are deficient in B vitamins, you could be aging
prematurely and become more susceptible to disease.
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How one TriVita Member and her husband
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Betty and her husband are long-time TriVita
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B-12 in 2002 to help with generalized anxiety and
chronic pain. Her husband suffered from the blues
and heart palpitations and was unhappy with the
anti-depressants he was taking. B-12 helped me feel much better and gave
my husband a greater sense of well-being, Betty said.
They live on a xed income and like so many of us were looking for ways to
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well as TriVitas formula, Betty said. Boy, were we wrong! After taking the
store-bought B-12 formula for several months I was starting to get my old
restless blue mood back, and my husbands heart palpitations returned. We
then realized that the cheaper B-12 brand just wasnt working.
We found out that two products that claim to be the
same arent always equal.
Betty and her husband are now back on TriVitas Sublingual B-12 and
they are happy to report that theyre both feeling ne. Now Im sure
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Dr. Conard responds:
We have heard this story many times. You see, it isnt just about ingredients
on a product label. The nutrients in TriVitas Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic
Acid are perfectly balanced so they help each other create more energy.
The sublingual tablet is crafted to give you maximum absorption. The
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way for B-12 to create energy. Dont be fooled by inferior B-12 brands.
TriVitas Sublingual B-12 may not be the cheapest product on the market, but
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8 l March 2008
Now that springtime is here, days are
getting longer and warmer. What a
great time for a spring clean-out. And
were not just talking about your home.
If your house is lled with clutter, then
what is your mind lled with? Chances
are, youre not feeling too serene.
Do you have large amounts of objects,
documents or possessions lying around
your house?
Do you have a hard time parting with
things and letting go?
Do you tend to be easily distracted,
lose concentration or have poor time
management skills?
If youre nodding yes, you can put yourself
in the chronically disorganized category.
Getting organized is important for both mind
and body. An organized house reduces risks for
falls, helps get rid of germs and makes it easer
to nd important things like your health supple-
ments, exercise gear or tools. Many of us are
blind to house clutter when were home by our-
selves, but panic whenever company is expected.
What do many of us end up doing? We go out and
buy a carload of bins and organizers that merely
rearrange the mess.
Most experts agree that disorganization isnt
just a house problem, its a people problem. In
simple terms, messy people need to change their
behavior. Excessive clutter and disorganization
may also be a symptom of a larger health problem.
People who have suffered an emotional trauma
or brain injury often nd housecleaning to be
a difcult task. Depression, attention decit
disorder, chronic pain and grief can also prevent
people from getting organized. The most extreme
form of disorganization is called hoarding, which
some experts believe is a mental illness. Compul-
sive hoarding is when clutter overtakes living,
dining and sleeping spaces and actually harms
the persons quality of life.
Here are a few spring cleaning tips
that will help you get started on the
right foot:
Before you start, gather up all the
cleaning supplies and tools youll need.
Make a list write down everything you
want to accomplish.
Are you the type of person who likes to clean
your home one room at a time? Then dont
leave until youre done with that room. The
satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will be
well worth the effort.
Start at the top of your house or individual
room and work your way down.
Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the oor.
Try feather or lambs wool dusters, especially
extendable ones for reaching above window
and door casings.
Dont be afraid to chuck it and donate
unused items to your favorite charity.
Play some upbeat music to stay energized.
to de-stress your
spring home cleaning
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Its the perfect time to unclutter your mind and make your home shine
Nows the time
to organize for
tax time.
Lets face it dealing
with taxes is a chore. If
you add disorganization to
the mix then youll be faced
with a serious headache. Here are
simple suggestions to get organized and spare
you some stress before ling your 2007 return.
Create les for all your tax-related papers;
use well-labeled folders or accordion les.
Once you get your ling system in place,
use it! Make sure you le any new paper-
work you receive as soon as you get it.
That way you wont lose it and all your
documents will be in one spot when its
ling time.
If you itemize expenses or charitable
contributions, make sure you keep
receipts organized and stored according
to category.
Archive your past tax returns with all
the supporting documents for the past
seven years in one place. That will make
it easy to refer back if you need it. And
who knows, you might even be rewarded
with a sizeable refund!
Keeping your tax-related papers organized will
help reduce stress, decrease chances of errors on
your return and maybe even save you money.
Just a little simple organizing and preparation
will make the whole process much easier.
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W
hen was the last time you had a good
nights sleep? If you need to search
your memory for the answer, it may
be time to fnd answers to your sleep problem.
Research continues to show that sleep does a lot
more than relieve tiredness. It can go a long way
toward keeping us healthy, energized and free of
illness. The more we learn about sleep, the more
we recognize how important it is to the quality
of our lives.
Time changes all including your
sleep needs
As we age and go through different life stages,
our sleep needs also change. Babies need about
16 hours of sleep daily, while teenagers require
an average of about 9 hours. For most adults,
between 7-9 hours does the trick.
While older adults tend to need as much sleep
as when they were younger, they also tend to
sleep more lightly and for shorter periods. One
estimate is that about half of everyone over age
65 often has sleeping problems. We dont know
if this is a normal part of aging, or whether it
stems from health issues.
One thing is clear: not getting enough sleep
is dangerous. Studies show that drivers who
are sleep-deprived perform as badly on the
road as those who are intoxicated in some
cases, worse!
Sleep, Diabetes and other diseases
A new study from the University of Chicago
Medical Center surprised sleep scientists. It
found that when people didnt get enough deep
sleep for three nights in a row, it had the same
effect on their blood sugar as gaining 20-30
pounds. Their risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes
was raised. Before this, it was thought that just
the hours spent sleeping not the quality of
sleep affected the risk of developing Diabetes.
This could be a wake-up call for the 40
million people who have constant, on-going
sleep disorders, and for the other 20 million
who have trouble sleeping from time to time.
There are so many other health problems
connected to sleep troubles that the old saying
You snooze, you lose could be turned around:
If you dont snooze, you lose. Sleep plays a big
role in all these conditions and diseases:
Heart disease
Stroke
Asthma
Epilepsy
Depression
Schizophrenia
Alzheimers Disease
Flu
Infections
Disorders that disrupt sleep
Sometimes, sleep itself is the root of disorders.
Doctors have tallied up over 70 different
Promote a zestful healthy body
Regain the joy of sleep
How well are you sleeping?
It should take between fve and 15 minutes
to fall asleep. If you fall asleep faster, youre
probably sleep deprived.
If it takes between 15 and 30 minutes to fall
asleep youre probably over-stimulated and
under too much stress.
More than 30 minutes to fall asleep? Con-
sider seeing your health care professional.
If you wake once during the night and go
back to sleep quickly, thats okay.
If you wake up and stay awake, it could be a
sign that your blood sugar is unbalanced.
Sleep is supposed to be refreshing. If you
wake up feeling hungry, you probably had
a good nights sleep.
If it takes longer than 30 minutes to start
thinking about breakfast, you may not be
sleeping well. If hours pass after waking
before you feel hungry, your sleep quality
is very poor.
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Eight tips for sound sleep
When counting sheep just doesnt cut it, experts
suggest these eight steps to help you get a good
nights sleep:
1. Set your sleep schedule. Try to go to
bed at the same time each night, and rise
at the same time each morning. Tinkering
with this schedule can bring on insomnia.
Even sleeping late on weekends can disrupt
your sleep during the week, making it harder
to wake up on time and stay alert during
your day.
2. Exercise. So vital to all-around health,
physical activity also helps promote restful
sleep. Be careful not to work out close to
bedtime, though; try to exercise several
hours before bedtime.
3. Downplay drugs. Caffeine, nicotine and
alcohol can all harm sleep. So watch your
consumption of coffee, chocolate, soft
drinks, caffeinated teas and some pain
relievers. Nicotine withdrawal tends to
wake smokers up in the early morning,
and alcohol robs you of deep sleep.
4. Wind down. Before going to bed, a
soothing ritual like reading, taking a
warm bath or listening to calming music
can be a signal to your brain and body that
sleep time is almost here.
5. Get in sync with sunlight. If possible, wake
up around the time the sun does (or close to
it). This helps your internal body clock reset
itself every day. Alternately, use very bright
lights when you wake.
6. cant sleep? Dont. If sleep wont come,
dont try to force it by lying in bed awake.
Pick up a book, go watch TV, do some-
thing else until you feel tired. Sleepless-
ness can feed on itself, so dont worry: go
do something.
7. Get comfy. Room temperature thats too
hot or too cold can interrupt sleep or make
it tough to fall asleep, so keep your bedroom
at a comfortable setting.
8. Still stuck? Get help. If you have persis-
tent problems sleeping, or you always feel
tired during the day, then it may be time
to see a health care professional. With
so many health issues connected to sleep,
its important not to ignore continuing
slumber troubles.
sleeping problems, and estimate that they cost
a whopping $16 billion in medical treatment
each year. While many of these disorders
are rare, there are four that affect millions
of people:
insomnia. Cant get to sleep or stay asleep?
It happens to almost everyone from time to
time. When it goes on for long periods of time,
though, insomnia can pose a serious health
threat. Sleeping pills may work for a few
weeks, but in the long run they can actually
disrupt natural sleep. And, prescription pills
can create dependency.
Sleep apnea. Often, loud snoring, obesity and
daytime sleepiness are the symptoms of this
disorder. It commonly occurs because of excess
fat bearing down on the windpipe. The result:
breathing is interrupted during sleep; the
sufferer frequently snorts or gasps. Long-term,
it can lead to heart attacks and stroke.
restless Legs Syndrome. Older people espe-
cially tend to have the unpleasant feelings of
crawling or tingling in their legs and feet that
come with this disorder. It runs in families: the
urge to move can be constant, even at night,
resulting in insomnia.
Narcolepsy. Its serious: people with this
disorder can suddenly, frequently fall right to
sleep, even while working or driving, for up
to 30 minutes or longer. Even with enough
nighttime sleep, sufferers can have these sleep
attacks, which tend to be inherited, or some-
times occur after brain damage from injury
or disease.
Snoring could indicate serious
health issues
Snoring may be caused by structural defects
in the sinus cavity, allergies or even nasal
polyps. However, snoring is usually caused
by obesity.
According to many sleep experts, snoring
is related to the problem of insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is an early warning sign
of Type 2 Diabetes. Therefore, snoring may
be the frst sign of movement toward Type
2 Diabetes.

A frightening aspect of snoring is that you
get much less oxygen in your bloodstream.
Less available oxygen means that your brain
is being deprived of oxygen. People who snore
lose I.Q. points every year until the problem
is corrected. So, if you feel unable to concen-
trate, or if your memory is failing, check to
see if you are snoring. If you are, then by all
means fnd out why! Treat the cause of this
problem immediately. If snoring is caused by
obesity, reduce your body fat.

Snoring may also be a sign of sleep apnea
discussed previously in this article. Sleep
apnea can seriously disrupt the quality of
sleep. People with chronic untreated sleep
apnea may also develop hypertension and
heart disease.
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A lot has changed in the last 20 years. In
1988, CDs out-sold vinyl records for the rst
time... the Dodgers crunched the Oakland As
in the World Series... and the blueberry mufn
you ate one morning was less than one-third
the size of todays version.
Theres no question that portion sizes have
grown in recent years, and along with them,
our waistlines and the health problems that
excess weight brings. Since March is National
Nutrition Month, its a good time to look
back at some dramatic examples of just how
distorted our portions have become:
Clearly, what we think of as a normal
portion has gotten bigger and bigger, and
its one reason so many of us are overweight
or obese. When a main dish in a restaurant
feeds two or three people, or a single snack
bag of chips actually holds several servings,
no wonder we drag around extra pounds.
Dietitians offer these handy cues for realistic
serving sizes of popular foods. Remember,
each of these food items is one serving:
cup of cooked rice or spaghetti =
baseball
1 baked potato = a st
3 ounces of meat, chicken or sh =
a deck of cards
3 ounces of grilled/baked sh =
a checkbook
Classic solutions with a proven
new twist
If the food comparisons above seem like
little appetizer sizes, you may be one of the
many struggling with excess weight. In this
season of renewal and rejuvenation, its hard
to feel energized and alive when pounds weigh
you down.
The solution is classic: eat lots of fruits and
vegetables, watch portion sizes and enjoy
exercise. Add in daily supplementation with
the nutrients you need from quality TriVita
products, and youll be doing a lot to achieve
optimal wellness.
Weight loss success sheet: make
your date with healthy weight
Thinking about spring? Looking forward to
being more active? Or dreading the arrival of
warm weather and more revealing clothes? If
youve been struggling with weight, use the
following charts to see where you are and
where you want to be.
Find your Body Mass Index
Use the formula in the chart above to gure
out your Body Mass Index (BMI). This measures
body fat, and shows you whether youre under-
weight, normal, overweight or obese.
Set your ideal weight
Using the normal range of the BMI chart,
and the height scale on the right, target your
ideal weight. This number will be a range say,
from 125-158 pounds for a person 68 tall, or
58. You pick your own best target number.
20 Years Ago
Portion Calories
Bagel 3 diameter 140
Cheeseburger 1 333
Spaghetti w/
meatballs
1 cup sauce
3 small meatballs
500
Soda 6.5 ounces 85
Blueberry mun 1.5 ounces 210
Today
Portion Calories
Bagel 6 diameter 350
Cheeseburger 1 590
Spaghetti w/
meatballs
2 cups sauce
3 large meatballs
1,020
Soda 20 ounces 250
Blueberry mun 5 ounces 500
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Its time to
go bananas!
This amazing, tasty wonder-fruit is a natural remedy for many health conditions
Did you know that bananas are the worlds favorite fruit? Its because theyre naturally fat-free, loaded with vitamins and
ber, taste good and are a great source of energy. Its no wonder that the average North American eats 27 pounds of them
every year!
In fact, bananas contain three natural sugars sucrose, fructose and glucose that give you a quick, sustained boost of energy for a lengthy workout.
Bananas are rich in potassium and one of the best value foods around. Bananas are also a must for the diet because they help overcome or protect against
a large number of illnesses and conditions, including:
Depression
Studies show that many people suffering from depression feel much better after eating a
banana. They contain tryptophan, a type of protein that your body converts to serotonin,
which helps improve your mood.
Anemia
Because bananas are high in iron they can help with anemia.
Blood pressure and Strokes
Bananas are extremely high in potassium, yet low in salt, which helps curb
high blood pressure. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration has
allowed the banana industry to ofcially claim that bananas help reduce
the risk of high blood pressure and Stroke. Recent research in The New
England Journal of Medicine says that eating bananas regularly can help
lower the risk of death by Stroke.
Brain Power
Research has shown that this potassium-packed fruit can help make
people more alert.
Heartburn
Bananas have a natural antacid effect, so try eating a banana if you
suffer from heartburn.
Stress and Nerves
When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, reducing potassium
levels. These levels can be rebalanced with the help of a high potassium
banana. Bananas are also high in B vitamins that can help calm the
nervous system.
Ulcers
Bananas can help protect against stomach problems because of their soft texture
and smoothness. They also neutralize acids and reduce irritation by coating the
lining of the stomach.
Bananas are available year round, theyre inexpensive and they help you meet your
daily requirement of fruits and vegetables. So, grab a bunch the next time youre at the
grocery store.
Seasons Pick
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Its easier than you may
think to get in your daily
recommended servings
Did your mom always tell you to eat your
veggies or an apple a day keeps the doctor
away? Whether you heard it from your mother
or read it in a magazine, these familiar words
actually may have some scientific backing.
Theres a growing body of research that
shows how important fruits and vegetables
are to promoting good health. They are rich
in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
Theyre also low in calories and fat. Wondering
how many servings of fruits and vegetables you
need each day? Follow these suggestions:
Active men and teen boys, who typically
need about 2,880 calories to reach or maintain
a healthy weight:
9 servings 4 fruits, 5 vegetables
Active women, teen girls, older children and
most men who typically need 2,200 calories
to reach or maintain a healthy weight:
7 servings 3 fruits, 4 vegetables
Women, children 2-6 yrs. and others who
typically need about 1,600 calories to reach
or maintain a healthy weight:
5 servings 2 fruits, 3 vegetables
You might think that eating that many fruits
and vegetables every day looks like a lot of
hard work. However, if you realize how small
one serving really is, youll see how simple it
is to eat the recommended amount.
Single-serving examples:
1 medium piece of fruit
cup cooked or raw fruit or vegetable
cup (6 ounces) juice
1 cup leafy greens
cup dried fruit
cup cooked beans or peas (such as
lentils, pinto beans, kidney beans)
Here are some great mealtime suggestions
to help you get your 5-9 daily servings:
Breakfast
Fresh or dried fruit mixed with cereal
or oatmeal
Bagel or English muffin topped with
avocado and tomato or cucumber and
cream cheese
Glass of tomato juice with a spear of celery
For lunch and snacks:
Bake a sweet potato (microwave on high
for 5-8 minutes) and top with black beans
Stir fresh fruit into yogurt
Open up a can of mandarin oranges
Dip carrot, celery, red pepper and zucchini
sticks into hummus, yogurt or low-fat dip
Dinner:
Roast vegetables onion, squash, peppers
and eggplant and spread on a pizza crust
with tomato sauce and cheese
Top baked potatoes with steamed broccoli,
beans and salsa
Include dried fruit in your rice or stuffing
Grate carrots and zucchini into pasta sauce
Dessert:
Top frozen yogurt with sauted apples,
fresh peaches or canned pineapple
Choose a fruity dessert, such as cobbler,
instead of a heavier cake
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fruits and vegetables today?
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W
e have only one body, one spirit and
one soul. Nurturing each of these
areas allows us to experience a life
that promotes balanced wellness. Recognizing
yourself as three-dimensional is a concept that
TriVita was founded upon. The founders knew
they wanted to change the way people thought
about their health teaching you to make wise
health choices, giving you simple yet profound
steps to get there, as well as providing quality
nutritional supplements.

Origin of the TriVita name
Once the founders knew what they wanted
to achieve through this wellness company, a
name had to be selected that would identify
with this purpose. Thus, the name Tri-Vita
was established in 1999 Tri (meaning three)
and Vita (meaning life). Many of you may
have thought that Vita in our name referred
to vitamins! While nutritional supplements are
key to experiencing wellness, they are not all it
takes to live a healthy, balanced life. TriVitas
10 Essentials for Health and Wellness are 10
simple ways to nurture every part of you the
physical, spiritual and emotional. (See pg. 2 for
list of 10 Essentials.)

Your body is Gods Temple
If you had a pet, would you simply feed it
whenever you felt like it? Would you neglect it
never playing with it, petting it, grooming it or
even speaking to it? You might say, I would
never do that to my pet! So then, how much
more should you value yourself? God created
us in His image, and Hes even told us that
our bodies are His temple!

God has given us the means to nurture each of
our three parts. If God loved us enough to create
us in His own image, we owe it not only to Him,
but to ourselves to honor Him by taking care of
the intricately detailed body He has blessed us
with. You may say, Well I dont feel so blessed in
my body! Its never too late to make positive
changes in your life for your body, spirit and
soul. Whether it is quality supplements added to
your regimen, forgiving someone youve held a
grudge against for years, or renewing your
relationship with God, these are all part of
valuing your three-dimensional self. Are you
worth it? God thinks you are!
The VaLUE
of YOU
Everything has a price tag or does it?
I Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your
body is the temple of the Holy
Spirit who is in you, whom
you have from God, and you
are not your own.
Many of us go through life placing value on things. Weve all heard it
before everything has a price tag. But does this statement apply to your
life or your health? Absolutely not! There is no price that can be put on
human life. Many of us place more value on possessions, taking more time
with them, nurturing them and in extreme cases even idolizing them!
Valuing yourself includes placing value on all of you. All of our needs
must be met in order to live the quality of life we all long for.
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What if we celebrated Easter
every morning by starting out
the day with joy in our hearts
and minds? I remember cele-
brating Easter growing up as
a child, but not knowing the
profound truth of Easter. I
was not raised in a spiritual
home, but I was always part of the scouting
program. As a Cub Scout and later as a Boy
Scout, our troop would serve people through-
out the year, and at Easter time we helped with
a huge sunrise service. It was a big deal with
several months of training. On Good Friday, we
would set up camp at the foot of a high hill in
southern California. We camped two nights and
drilled the specic duties that we had been
assigned. On Easter morning around 3 a.m. we
would rise to take our station on the mountain
trail that led to the top where the Easter message
was given as the sun started to rise.
Each of us would have a candle to light the
pathway for those going up the hill to celebrate.
When the last person passed, the rst Scout at
the bottom of the path would start their trip to
the top, inviting each boy to join along the way.
We were excited and talked all the way up.
As each boy joined the group, we shared his
story of ensuring that no one fell on the trail.
Finally, when we arrived at the top, the whole
troop came together joining the others. A holy
silence covered the crowd as we all listened to
the message and watched the sunrise.
God desires us to be a light on a hill
The excitement I felt helping those people every
year get to the top of that hill stayed with me. It
was many years later that I came to under-stand
the profound truth of the message of Easter and
the sacrice that was made for me. Since then,
I have tried to start each day with the attitude
that this day is to be celebrated with joy, love
and service. God really does desire us to be a
light on the hill helping others to know the
love and acceptance of the sacrice He made
just for us.
When you rst get up in the morning, light your
own candle by reading the Bible and ask God to
use you as a light to others. You will be amazed
at the joy you will receive as you put God in rst
place and celebrate the victory and freedom that
He bought just for you.
Peace and blessings be among you
As families and friends gather to enjoy this
Easter season, we celebrate Gods gift of freedom
and His love that conquers death. As part of
his 2004 Easter greeting to the nation, George
W. Bush said, For those who observe Easter
Season, our faith brings condence that good
will overcome evil and that joy is everlasting.
Today we give thanks for Gods many blessings
and pray for His peace in the affairs of men.
Enjoy the season of rebirth by establishing a
relationship with God, or if you already have
one, I urge you to renew it. The strength you
will get by doing so will contribute greatly to
your overall spiritual, emotional and physical
health. From all of us at TriVita, we wish you
and your families a blessed Easter season.
your body, His Temple
1 Cor. 6:19-20
Start each day empowered to make a difference
This Easter, experience faith
and everlasting joy
by Chaplain Gene Henderson
Luke 24:34
The Lord is risen indeed...
Luke 24:34
The Lord is risen indeed...
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Its allergy season again. For many people that
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Elevated Homocysteine (HCY) is directly
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If you or someone you know experiences any of
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Trouble reading street signs
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If any of these problems occur, its time to make
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Encourage friends and family with these symptoms
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Even if you dont have low vision, you can
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When was the last time you had your eyes
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Another way to help protect your eyesight is with
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o Vitamin C & E These antioxidants help
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Vitamin C is found in: oranges,
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22 l March 2008
For many of us, the short winter days and chillier
temperatures are an easy excuse for inactivity.
But now that the days are getting warmer and
longer wed like to inspire you to get moving
again. But take it easy at rst! You should always
stretch to condition your muscles after a period
of inactivity.
Stretching exercise
Stretching exercise gives you more freedom
of movement to do the things you need to do
and like to do. Here are some simple tips to
keep in mind when you begin to stretch after
an exercise hibernation.
Always warm up before doing any stretching.
Start out by doing a little bit of easy walking
and arm-pumping rst. If you stretch cold
muscles, you could hurt yourself.
Stretching should never cause pain, especially
joint pain. If it does, you are stretching too
far, and you need to reduce the stretch so that
it doesnt hurt.
Never bounce into a stretch: make slow,
steady movements instead.
Avoid locking your joints into place when
you straighten them during stretches. Your
arms and legs should be straight when you
stretch them, but not locked tightly.
If youve had problems with your hips, check
with your health care provider before doing
any lower body exercises. You should also
consult with your health care provider if
you have any concerns about your ability to
handle exercise.
Great spring activities
Now that youre warmed up and feeling limber
again, here are several suggestions to get back into
the swing of things. Some are tried-and-true favor-
ites, and some may be new additions to your routine.
Pilates
Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body
exercises that can dramatically transform the
way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates
teaches body awareness, good posture and easy
graceful movement. It can improve exibility
and agility. Pilates may even help ease back pain.
Many local community centers, health clubs and
YMCAs offer Pilates classes. You can also do
Pilates exercises at home.
Yoga
Yoga exercises improve circulation, stimulate
the abdominal organs and improve gland
function. Yoga stretching helps tone your
muscles and exercises your spine and entire
skeletal system. Its also a great way to combine
the benets of breathing, muscle relaxation
and meditation while toning and stretching
the muscles. Health benets include stress
reduction, improved balance and increased
exibility. A bonus: yoga doesnt require any
special equipment or clothing.
Gardening
Gardening is a great way to enjoy the pleas-
ant spring days at a leisurely pace. Every time
you turn a trowel or reach to pull a weed, youre
stretching. Why not add healthy, homegrown
eating to this activity? Plant your own salad
with leaf lettuce, oregano, tomatoes, parsley
and chives.
Fishing
Fishing continues to be a favorite North
American pastime. Now that ice has melted
on most lakes and streams nd out just how
relaxing it is. Enjoy being outside on a sunny
spring day, drinking a refreshing beverage
from the cooler and getting a shing line wet.
Whether or not you catch anything, shing is
a great stress reliever.
The Joys of golf
Why are so many golfers passionate about
their sport? Golf is a game that requires skill,
mental alertness and etiquette. Golf is also a
social sport... just think about some of the great
conversations youve had with friends on the golf
course. Golf is as much a mental sport as a physi-
cal game. Above all, golf is a great excuse to visit
some of the most beautiful places in your own
community... or throughout the world.
With all the joys that golng can bring, its
no wonder so many people love the sport. If
you havent tried golng before, consider giving
it a shot. Golf lessons are available at most golf
courses or friends or family can help get you
started. If youre an experienced golfer, now is
the time to work on that handicap and take
your game to a new level.
Read on to nd some golf-specic stretching
tips especially useful if you havent been active
for a while.
After a long layo, easy ways to ease back into activity
ILITCon
from the winter months
Shake off the rust
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Stretching - A year-long investment
in your golf game
As you get older, the need to retain exibility in
order to play good golf becomes more and more
important. Here are a few exercises that will help
you accomplish that.
Begin by raising a golf club above your head.
Gently lean over to the left as far as you can
go. Repeat to the other side. Do these four or
ve times, gently.
If holding the club on your shoulders
is too difcult for you, put the golf
club into the small of your back and
hook your arms around the club.
Then take the golf shaft
across your shoulders. Get
into your golf posture and
gently twist until you have
made a full shoulder turn.
Repeat to the other side.
Remember to always maintain
your spine angle throughout.
For another exercise, take the
palm of your right hand and
put it on the elbow of your left arm which is
stretched out in front of you. Gently pull the
right hand toward the right shoulder until
you feel a gentle stretch. Do the same with
the other arm. Repeat this four or ve times.
Finally sit on the ground with your right leg
crossed over your outstretched left leg. Gently
push the back of your left arm against the
right knee until you feel a gentle stretch in
your lower back. Do this three or four times.
Repeat this exercise with the other leg.
Do not do any of these exercises if you have
serious back or health problems. If in doubt,
please ask your health care provider.
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It helps me maintain my active schedule
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I am a very active 61-year-old man. During the winter
months I work out ve days a week, both with aerobics
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team and do all of my own snow clearing. During the other
months Im a groundskeeper at a golf course. I also coach
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Seasonal
Allergies:
nothing to sneeze at
Learn how simple lifestyle changes
can reduce your allergy symptoms
Springtime is here! Flowers are blooming,
the sun is shining and its great to be alive.
But then... it begins.
The snifing.
The sneezing.
The itchy, watery eyes.
The congestion.
Thats right: allergy season is back! This year,
dont let allergies get the best of you; by
making some simple lifestyle adjustments,
spring can be something you look forward to,
instead of something you dread.
what are allergies?
Allergies are your bodys response to a particu-
lar allergen, or any substance that your body
is sensitive to. When your body encounters
these allergens, it treats them like invaders and
your immune system kicks into gear. Your body
develops antibodies to fght them, which triggers
the release of histamines; histamines work to
wash out the allergen, causing the troublesome
symptoms you may be familiar with:
Sneezing
Runny nose
Itchy throat, eyes and nose
Congestion
Sinus pressure
Red, watery eyes
Dark circles under the eyes.
Over time, these irritating symptoms can
lead to infammation and a higher risk for
infection. People who suffer from respiratory
allergies have an increased tendency for ear
infections, sinus infections, sore throats,
lung infections and bronchitis.
common allergens
Some of the common allergens are seasonal,
while others are present year round.
Pollen
Mold
Dust
Animal dander
The problem with pollen
During different seasons of the year, plants
release pollen. Pollen is what plants use to repro-
duce. It foats on the air and can travel long
distances. Pollen is responsible for many peoples
allergies. Springtime allergies are often caused
by tree pollen. Summer allergies can be caused
by grass and weed pollen, and fall allergies are
often due to ragweed pollen.
How to minimize your exposure
No matter how careful you are, you will still
not be able to avoid all the pollen and other
allergens in the air. But dont be discouraged!
There are ways you can minimize your exposure
to keep your symptoms in check:
During allergy season, many local news
stations will give pollen level reports. If the
levels are high, try to avoid going outdoors
if at all possible. If you do go out, wear a
pollen-fltering mask.
Use air conditioning in your house and
car; close doors and windows when pollen
counts are high
Avoid going outdoors in the early morning;
this is when pollen counts are highest
Take a shower before bed to wash off
any pollen you may have picked up
during the day
Dont line dry clothes or sheets; pollen
can stick to them
Regularly replace air
conditioner/heater flters.
Year-round allergies
Many people suffer from more than seasonal
allergies; they may be allergic to mold, dust,
animal dander or any number of other things.
While some of these allergens may be hard
to avoid, there are steps you can take to
help cut down on your exposure and the
resulting symptoms.
mold Mold is a fungus
that releases spores to
reproduce. Like pollen,
spores travel in the
air. When inhaled,
they can cause al-
lergic reactions in
certain people. Mold
grows in damp places such as
bathrooms and basements and can also grow on
rotting logs and in leaf and compost piles. Even
though mold growth is sometimes out of your
control, there are ways to help keep it under
control in your home:
Some pollen-
producing grasses
Some pollen-
producing trees
Timothy grass
Kentucky bluegrass
Johnson grass
Bermuda grass
Redtop grass
Orchard grass
Sweet vernal grass
Oak
Ash
Elm
Hickory
Pecan
Box elder
Mountain cedar
Source: National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases
continued on page 31
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Regularly clean your sinks and
bathtubs with a bleach solution
Run your bathroom fan after
bathing to dry the air
Keep the humidity in your house
lower than 50 percent; use a
dehumidier if necessary
Keep windows closed at night when
the concentration of spores is highest
Watch local newscasts for mold count; avoid
outdoor activity on high mold count days.
Dont go outside after a rainstorm
or during damp weather
Immediately x leaky pipes
and groundwater.
Dust Many people
are allergic to dust;
dust contains many
allergens including dust
mites tiny creatures
that live on dead skin
cells and other things
found in dust. Dust mites live
in mattresses, carpeting and furniture.
Here are some ways to help reduce your
exposure to dust:
Replace carpeting with an alternative
oor covering
Remove drapes and feather pillows
Wash bedding once a week in hot
water (at least 130F)
Vacuum carpets and furniture regularly;
make sure your vacuum has a HEPA
(high-efciency particulate air) lter
Use allergy proof covers on your
mattresses and pillows
Dust and mop frequently.
Animal dander
Dog and cat
allergies can be prob-
lematic when you have
a much-loved pet.
Take these steps to
limit animal dander in
your house:
Bathe your pets weekly
Dont allow pets in your bedroom
Vacuum frequently with a HEPA lter-
equipped vacuum
Replace carpeting and upholstered furniture.
Pollen
During different
seasons of the year,
plants such as trees,
weeds and grasses
release pollen grains:
Pollen is what plants
use to reproduce; some use their own pollen
while other plants must be cross-pollinated.
This means the pollen from one plant must
be transferred to another.
This is done in two ways: it is carried by
insects or it travels on the wind. This wind-
carried pollen can travel long distances
and can cause big problems when it gets
into human noses and throats.
It is responsible for many peoples allergies:
springtime allergies are often caused by tree
pollen; summer allergies can be caused by
grass and weed pollen; and fall allergies are
often due to ragweed pollen.
By reducing your exposure to allergens, you can
help reduce allergy symptoms and enjoy every
season of the year! Please see page 6 to learn
how TriVita Sublingual B-12 can also help.
VITAJOURNAL l 25 1-800-991-7116
Many people turn to decongestants
and antihistamines during allergy
season. But these often have side
eects such as sleepiness, which
can make their use impractical.
There are some natural aids that
you can use to help minimize your
symptoms without the unpleasant
side eects. One of these is Perilla
seed oil.
Perilla seed oil is an essential
fatty acid (EFA) that helps reduce
inammation in your airways and
digestive tract. People with asthma
and allergies nd that their symp-
toms are less frequent and intense
with Perilla EFA. Sinus inamma-
tion is reduced and even stomach
bloating common with allergies is
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aLLErGiES caN hit YoUr PocKEtBooK harD
Dallas, TX
Recent research indicated that the per patient cost to treat allergy conditions accounted for more than 10% of
total yearly medical spending. Researchers did a retrospective claim analysis of 301,000 patients in a large managed
care database. They looked at one-year data for new patients who started treatment during 2004 and 2005. Allergic
rhinitis accounted for approximately 12.6% of the total cost per patient. The study confrms that in terms of medi-
cal care, the burden of allergic rhinitis is high and treatment costs can be signifcant. Researchers also noted
that the condition is often not given the attention it deserves. It isnt a top priority for many health care providers.


PotBELLiES maY iNDicatE hEart riSK
San Diego, CA
A new study fnds that potbellies may be a big indicator of future heart disease. Researchers found a strong
association between the potbelly, apple shape among a relatively young group of people and the buildup of
plaque in arteries. These fndings were published in the August 21, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American
College of Cardiology.
The American Heart Association has stated that more than 870,000 North Americans die from heart disease each
year, making it the leading killer of men and women. Study results indicated that for both men and women, even
small increases in waist-to-hip ratio translated into small but steady increases in calcium deposits. According to
researchers, abdominal fat also can trigger a chain of infammatory activities that can cause plaque buildup and
ultimately heart disease.
Researchers concluded that, even small improvements in your body shape are going to beneft you, with the
ultimate goal of having the smallest waist relative to your hips. They also suggested that health care advisors
focus on central weight distribution rather than weight alone as a more precise way to identify at-risk patients.


too mUch comPUtEr timE caN LEaD to viSioN ProBLEmS
Charlottesville, VA
There are very few households that dont consider the family computer an essential appliance. More people are
spending increasing amounts of time on the computer each day. Now, experts warn that all those hours spent
online can take a toll on your eyes.
Studies have shown that eyestrain and other vision problems can occur in as many as nine out of 10 people
who use video display terminals at work. The most common problems are eyestrain, blurred vision, double vision,
excessive tears, dry eyes and excessive blinking or squinting.
Experts recommend taking frequent short breaks from the computer. During those breaks you should fx your eyes
on a distant object to help refresh your vision. Other suggestions include:
Adjusting the brightness of the monitor to create an intensity thats comfortable to the eyes.
Adjust the contrast between the characters on the monitor and the background.
Minimize refected glare on the monitor by using window shades or curtains and dimmer switches on lights.
You may also want to buy an anti-glare screen for the monitor.
If you continue to have eye trouble during or after computer use, you should have a health care professional
examine your eyes.
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Our lives have come full circle, Evelyn
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embracing spirituality, family, friends and lots of food.
People gather around tables that practically buckle under
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Honey Glazed Ham
Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place ham in roasting pan
and bake uncovered for two hours. While ham is baking, combine
brown sugar, honey, pineapple juice, lemon juice and mustard in
saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer 10 minutes. After two hours
of baking, remove ham from oven and brush with glaze. Put ham
back in oven for an additional 30-45 minutes and baste with the
glaze every 10 minutes. When ham is ready to serve, afx pineapple
rings to top of ham with toothpicks. If desired, put cherries in center
of pineapple rings.
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10-pound cooked, bone-in ham
C brown sugar, packed
C honey
1 C pineapple juice
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard

Delicious Deviled Eggs
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Peel eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and put in
medium bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and mix in remaining
ingredients. For a creamier taste, add more mayonnaise. For extra
zing, add more mustard and/or vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste.
When egg yolk mixture is ready, spoon it back into the hollows of
the egg whites. Sprinkle tops with paprika if desired. For added
presentation, put egg yolk mixture in a decorating bag and use a
decorating tip of your choice to ll the egg whites.
6 hard-boiled eggs
2 T Low-fat mayonnaise
1 T Mustard
1 tsp Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
Paprika (optional)
TRIVITATM
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