Thursday, August 28, 2014

Take the Healthy Body Challenge






Did you know Danny Glover and Youngevity teamed up to fight Diabetes and Obesity this past August 15th in Cloumbus, Georgia?

Youngevity International, Inc., a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail, and direct sales channels, has teamed up with actor/celebrity and health advocate Danny Glover, to help educate individuals on the benefits of proper nutrition, activity, and wellness principles as solutions to the growing health concerns of diabetes and obesity. Youngevity has been bringing the message of the valuable and beneficial role of nutrition, exercise and proper dietary supplementation in combating these types of growing health concerns for over 17 years.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and close to 10% of the population is diabetic. Even with all the information and resources available to educate individuals on the risks and preventative measures that can be taken, rates of both of these health issues have been significantly rising.

Who says Vitamins are no good?

This new study, linking low levels of Vitamin D to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, looked at the blood levels of Vitamin D in over 1,600 participants over a 5-6 year period. Participants were over the age of 65 and at the time did not have dementia, cardiovascular disease, or any history of stroke. When participants were brought back for a follow-up after 5 to 6 years, it was found that 171 participants had developed dementia and 102 participants had developed Alzheimer’s. What was established was that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood increased your risk of developing dementia by 53%, and those with severely low levels of Vitamin D, had a 125% risk of developing dementia. As for Alzheimer’s disease, low levels of Vitamin D in the blood increased your risk by 70%, and severely low levels of Vitamin D increased your risk by 120%.2