Lower blood pressure levels have been linked to potassium and other mineral intake. Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine reviewed the medical literature and found significant roles of potassium, magnesium, and calcium for hypertension. Supplements can help increase intake of these nutrients when the diet is inadequate. Click the link below for more information.
Journal of Clinical Hypertension Read More
As the Health and Nutrition store manager, I have the desire to be a product of the product. In my nine months of being a Market America employee, I have tried many of the health and nutrition products we offer. Two in particular that I heard a lot of buzz about around the office were Bliss and Isotonix Acai. So I decided to order them and give them a try. Man! I was amazed at how they made me feel! With International Convention soon approaching, long hours and stress filled my days at the office. I knew I needed something to help deal with the stress and my daily dose of Isotonix Advanced B-Complex just wasn’t enough. Read More
As we mentioned earlier, there are a number of way’s to attend MA Events without breaking the bank! Did you know that Restaurant.com, a Market America partner store, is currently offering 70% off on purchases?
What this means is that you can purchase a $25 Restaurant.com certificate, good at hundreds of restaurants around the Greensboro, North Carolina area for a mere $3!
To receive this special offer, use coupon code: CRAVE
Hurry, this special deal expires July 31, 2008! Read More
The Hip Chick.com is delighted to announce that Amber Ridinger will be our exclusive model for The Hip Chick fashions. When Alexa Skrudland, founder of the chic boutique The Hip Chick, saw Amber Ridinger’s photo shoot in the April issue of Ocean Drive Magazine where the young woman was dubbed as Miami’s “IT” Girl, she thought there was a perfect match between the fashionista and her trendy store.
Amber is a native of Miami, Florida and the daughter of JR and Loren Ridinger, founders of the Internet shopping website marketamerica.com. Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. With more than three million customers and 180,000 Distributors worldwide, the company has generated over $2.4 billion in accumulated retail sales. Read More
Once again, we are growing. Check-out the latest partner store additions along with many others at www.marketamerica.com.
6pm.com carries a wide range of footwear and apparel. They carry shoes for women, men and even children and toddlers.
The next time some tells you the ‘checks in the mail,’ you can tell them they certainly are. Checks In the Mail allows you to bypass ordering replacement checks from your financial institution and save time and money by ordering online at a lower price.
Joann Fabrics is the place to go for all arts and crafts projects. They carry a complete line of arts and crafts for kids, fabrics, sewing and quilting accessories, books, scrapbook accessories needlework and cross stitch products. Read More
Gas prices are at an all-time high. They are affecting everyone, from the poorest among us to the wealthiest. Of course, the best way to increase your gas mileage is to drive a hybrid, but this isn’t an option for all of us. Here are a few things you can do now to increase your fuel economy:
- Give your car a tune up; making sure your car is properly tuned according to your owner’s manual can increase your gas mileage by an average of up to 4%.
- Check your tires.Make sure your tires are properly inflated and aligned. Properly inflated and aligned tires can increase your gas mileage by to 3%.
I came across this article today about rising vet care costs. It begins with a startling opening: “Every six seconds, a pet owner is faced with a veterinary bill of more than $1,000.” $1,000! That’s pretty steep, even for a beloved member of the family. Pet insurance is on the rise now as well to combat the steadily increasing cost of veterinary services.
While a healthy diet, supplementation and exercise are no substitute for veterinary care, shouldn’t you be doing everything you can to keep your pets healthy and maybe avoid a $1,000 vet bill?
Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your pets in tiptop shape:
A brand-new study being published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that individuals trying to lose weight who write down everything they eat each day lose twice as much weight as those who don’t write down what they are eating. In this study, 1,685 overweight adults weighing an average of 200+ lbs were offered 20 weekly group sessions led by nutritionist and were encouraged to lose at least 9 lbs in six months. They were told to watch their intake, exercise about 180 minutes a week and to keep a daily food and exercise log.The study found that dieters who kept a food log six or more days a week lost an average of about 18 pounds in six months, compared with about 9 pounds for those who didn’t keep food diaries. Read More
The Cradle-to-Grave Drugging of America
by Mark Lange, PhD
On July 7th, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended children as young as two years of age have cholesterol screening if there is a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease. AAP also recommends children over the age of eight be given statin (cholesterol lowering) drugs. You can read the New York Times article here.
For several years there has been controversy about the increasingly lower thresholds for “normal” blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels, common risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In 1999, more than 800 doctors, pharmacists, and scientists from 58 nations signed an open letter to the World Health Organization, stating that their new hypertension guidelines would result in increased use of prescription drugs with great expense and little benefit. Read More
I saw this article today about the effects of chlorine in pools and wanted to share. Many of you may not be aware of the effects of chlorine in our water, except maybe the taste and odor when it’s in your drinking water. But consider this: when you take your morning shower, all of the chemicals (including chlorine) that are in municipal water systems come through the shower head. A warm shower opens the pores of the skin and allows a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other chemicals. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 20 times the level of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals as tap water. Read More