Monday, June 30, 2008


What is resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that is produced by some plants to protect against environmental stresses. Perhaps the most notable producer of resveratrol is the grapevine, which produces large amounts of resveratrol in the skins of grapes to protect against fungal diseases and sun damage.

Where is resveratrol found?

Resveratrol is found naturally in: cranberries, blue and red grapes, blueberries, bilberries, pomegranates, peanuts, and various other plants.

Benefits of resveratrol

According to research done at Harvard University, resveratrol led to the idenfication of the compound in red wine that accounts for its anti-aging properties.
New studies show it slows the onset of virtually all of the aging diseases: heart, arthritis, cancers, and Alzheimer's. Other new discoveries show it does still more -- repairs alcohol-damaged livers, slows bone loss (osteoporosis), boosts endurance, promotes hair growth, and re-energizes cells.
Red wine contains resveratrol and even higher levels of flavonoids. These polyphenolic compounds have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and other potentially anti-atherogenic effects in the test tube and in some animal models of atherosclerosis.
Recent laboratory studies indicate that resveratrol has very promising therapeutic activity in various cancers, including breast, prostate, and neuroblastoma.

The French Paradox
The French Paradox was the observation that mortality from coronary heart disease is relatively low in France despite high levels of dietary saturated fat and cigarette smoking. This led to the idea that the regular consumption of red wine might provide additional protection from cardio-vascular disease.

Dr. Ray Sahelian
Resveratrol ( trans-3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene ) is a protective compound produced by grapes and other plants in response to environmental stresses. Studies have demonstrated that resveratrol has potent antioxidant activity and also has the ability to inhibit platelet aggregation. These actions may help prevent free radical damage throughout the body and provide protective support to the cardiovascular system. Red wine has about 1.5 to 3 milligrams of resveratrol per liter (a liter is almost 34 ounces).

Many of the fruits (cranberry, bilberry, blueberry, and purple grapes) in the MonaVie juice contain the benficial resveratrol compound.
To Your Health!

Monday, June 23, 2008


* God is my Father. He loves me as I am.
* My faith teaches me that I am a spiritual being who lives eternally.
* I met my Messiah. He is alive.
* I accept myself and others for who they are.

* I know I have choices. I am in charged of my life.
* I have peace of mind because I am a peacemaker.
* I believe in mercy and forgiveness.
* I am surrounded by my family, my husband and children and their spouses.
* We live in a save neighborhood with helpful neighbors.
* My church community appreciates my spiritual and culinary contributions.
* My associates at work value my daily performance because we work as a team.
* I live in a great country where I am free to pursue my dreams.
* I am a member of Toastmasters International where we learn to speak freely in public.
* I drive a comfortable car.
* I am part of a group of great men and women building an online business.
* I feel alive because I am pursuing the truth.

These thoughts came to me this past weekend as I was participating in the first combined convention of the TEAM and MonaVie. The gathering happened in Columbus, Ohio at the Nationwide Arena. It was a very moving three days, with lots of testimonies, reports and projections for the future of these two groups now working together. We heard Dallen Larsen of MonaVie for the first time. Even though he has a big vision, he seems grounded in his ideas and enthusiasm. He loves God, his family and his business. There are so many common points of interests with the TEAM.
Our leaders are growing and the Policy Council is getting bigger. Orrin Woodward has set a high standard of accomplishment. A leadership revolution is necessary; we need people in this country with character and integrity. The TEAM provides a fertile training ground. I love the way the women support their men, but at the same time stand their own ground as leaders for their families and communities.
Go TEAM MonaVie!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Advantages of a Networking Business From Home

10 Reasons for working from home:

1. Be your own boss
2. No commute
3. Have more time for family and friends
4. Less stress
5. Low or very little start-up costs
6. Global exposure by accessing through the Internet
7. Opportunities for personal growth
8. Follow your dream and passion
9. Tax advantages
10. Unlimited income possibilities

According to Robert T. Kiyosaki, in his book: Rich Dad's Business School For People Who Like Helping People, he talks about the advantages of a networking business, also called direct marketing. Most of these companies are product focused. Even though they may have an excellent product, unless they have an education system which supports its distributors, they don't go very far. He writes in praise of the networking industry because they are dedicated to help people attain financial freedom through educating their distributors about their products and sharing the opportunity.

Since the TEAM has been collaborated with MonaVie many of our team members have had a phenomenal growth. This comes mainly because of the education in leadership which the TEAM has provided. I feel very confident to follow in the footsteps of these leaders and have my own victory.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunshine - Source of Your Health

I always liked the outdoors and especially the sun. The sun is the source of light, energy and warmth and is essential to all life on our planet earth. The sun determines our seasons and in ancient cultures people worshiped the sun and celebrated it's benefits. Our ancestors worked in the fields and enjoyed great health. The rays of the sun build Vitamin D in the skin, speed up the circulation, help the lymphatic system and actually stimulate the heart. Sunshine also lifts our mood and influences our attitude.

HELIOTHERAPY is promoted as ancient folk medicine and some hospitals in Europe take their patients outdoors in the morning and late afternoon to absorb the healing rays of the sun. The ultraviolet rays of the sun help increase the white blood count which provides immunity from infections and restoration of health.

I read an article recently: The Medical Discovery of the Century.
This Miracle Substance Protects against Diabetes... Stops Heart Disease Before it Starts... And Kills Cancer Cells on Contact. Guess what the article was coming to?
That miracle substance is none other than sunshine in form of vitamin D. The article was promoting a book by Dr. Al Sears and Jon Herring: Your Best Health Under the Sun
The book reveals some eyeopening facts about:

* Why vitamin D deficiency can DOUBLE your risk of cancer
* The seven different ways that vitamin D stops cancer...
* PLUS the 17 types of cancer that it has been proven to prevent
* How sunlight and vitamin D could wipe out the four biggest risk factors for heart disease
* Why vitamin D deficiencies are now epidemic and why certain ethnic groups are especially vulnerable, etc.
Sunshine provides one of the most natural remedies for the nervous person who is filled with anxiety, worry, frustration and stress. When these tense people enjoy sunshine, its soothing rays give them what their nerves cry out for - relaxation. As they bask in the warm sunshine, millions of tiny nerve endings absorb the magic ingredients of the solar energy and nourish the nervous system.
With some common sense we all can take advantage of this free "drug."

Monday, June 2, 2008

A to Z Fruits of Many Colors

“For optimum health, scientists say, eat a rainbow of colors. You plate should look like a box of Crayolas.”
- Janice M. Horowitz, TIME, January 12, 2002

There are 19 deeply colored fruits in the MonaVie drink. The colors come from the pigments of chemical compounds which reflect only certain wavelengths of visible light. This makes them appear "colorful". Color matters because many of the most amazing nutrients are in the pigments that color fruits and vegetables.
More important than their reflection of light is the ability of pigments to absorb certain wavelengths.
Because they interact with light to absorb only certain wavelengths, pigments are useful to plants. In plants, pigments are the means by which the energy of sunlight is captured for photosynthesis.

The stability of the pigments is affected by pH, light and heat. Freshly cut fruit, such as bananas, apples and peaches will discolor quickly in open air. This oxidation is called enzymic browning. This may be slowed down by the use of antioxidants or prevented by adding an acidic or sugary solution to the surface of the fruit or keeping it at cold temperatures or in water.

Each of the color groups have certain properties:
Blue/purple (blue/purple fruits may help in obesity)
Nutritional properties: Anthocynanins, phenolics.
Acai berries
Aronia berries
Passion fruit
Purple grapes
--> lowers risk of cancer, urinary tract health, memory functions, healthy aging

Nutritional properties: Lutein, indoles, chlorophyl
Green grapes
Kiwi fruit
--> lowers risk of cancer, vision health, stronger bones and teeth

Nutritional properties: Allicin, mineral selenium
Nashi pears
--> lowers risk of some cancers, maintains healthy levels of cholesterol, promotes heart health

Yellow/Orange (Plant pigments for color and nutrition.)
Nutritional properties: Carotenoids, bioflavonoids as well as vitamin C
Lychee fruit
--> promotes hearth health, vision health, healthy immune system, lower risk of cancer

Nutritional properties: Lycopene, anthocyanins
Acerola Cherries
Red grapes
--> heart health, memory, urinary tract health, lowers risk of cancer
From the website:
5 servings of fruit and veggies

"Color is the way to healthy eating," said Dr. Joan Timmerman, director of St. Mary's Weight Management Center. A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables is also rich in antioxidants, compounds that protect us from damage to the cells and serve as our defense against cancer and heart disease.

What are phytonutrients?
Phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants and naturally occurring compounds that contribute to the flavor, color, and disease-resistance of plants (i.e., fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes). Maximum health benefits are derived from consuming a variety of phytonutrients with a full spectrum of colors and pigments, such as those found in MonaVie products.

"The American Cancer Society recommends consuming five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Seven to 10 would be even better."