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11 Reasons to Stop Eating Dairy  

Friday, September 10, 2010

by Michelle Schoffro Cook

Milk and dairy products are not the health foods we’ve been told they are. Here are 11 reasons to stop consuming them:

  1. Cow’s milk is intended for baby cows. We’re the only species (other than those we are domesticating) that drinks milk after infancy. And, we’re definitely the only ones drinking the milk of a different species.
  2. Hormones. Not only are the naturally-present hormones in cow’s milk stronger than human hormones, the animals are routinely given steroids and other hormones to plump them up and increase milk production. These hormones can negatively impact humans’ delicate hormonal balance.
  3. Most cows are fed inappropriate food. Commercial feed for cows contains all sorts of ingredients that include: genetically-modified (GM) corn, GM soy, animal products, chicken manure, cottonseed, pesticides, and antibiotics.
  4. Dairy products, when metabolized, are acid-forming. Our bodies are constantly striving for biochemical balance to keep our blood at 7.365 pH. Eating excessive acid-forming products can cause our bodies to overuse some of its acid-balancing mechanisms, one of which is the bones. Alkaline calcium is stored in the bones and released to combat excessive acidity in the body. Over time, bones can become fragile.
  5. Research shows that the countries whose citizens consume the most dairy products have the HIGHEST incidence of osteoporosis.
  6. Most dairy cows live in confined, inhumane conditions, never seeing the pastures of green grass they were intended to eat.
  7. Most dairy products are pasteurized to kill potentially-harmful bacteria. During the pasteurization process, vitamins, proteins, and enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes assist with the digestion process. When they are destroyed through pasteurization, milk becomes harder to digest, therefore putting a strain on our bodies’ enzyme systems.
  8. Dairy products are mucous-forming. They can contribute to respiratory disorders. When I remove dairy and sugar from the diets of my clients, they stop experiencing hay fever and seasonal allergies.
  9. Research links dairy products with arthritis. In one study on rabbits, scientist Richard Panush was able to PRODUCE inflamed joints in the animals by switching their water to milk. In another study, scientists observed more than a 50% reduction in the pain and swelling of arthritis when participants eliminated milk and dairy products from their diet.
  10. Most milk is homogenized, which denatures the milk’s proteins, making it harder to digest. Many peoples’ bodies react to these proteins as though they are “foreign invaders” causing their immune systems to overreact. Research also links homogenized milk to heart disease.
  11. Pesticides in cow feed find their way into milk and dairy products that we consume.

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Buffet Behavior – All You Can Eat or All You Should Eat?  

Picture yourself at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Are you facing the buffet, or are you sitting with your back to it? Are you in a booth or at a table? Do you cruise the whole buffet line before deciding what to eat, or do you just plunge right in? To the well-trained eye, the way you behave in a buffet line could say a lot about you – and could very well affect how much you eat.

Picture yourself at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Are you facing the buffet, or are you sitting with your back to it? Are you in a booth or at a table? Do you cruise the whole buffet line before deciding what to eat, or do you just plunge right in? To the well-trained eye, the way you behave in a buffet line could say a lot about you – and could very well affect how much you eat.

A couple of years ago, a paper published in the journal Obesity1 revealed some interesting findings from a cleverly-designed study. A total of 22 ‘trained observers’ were scattered among 11 all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets throughout the country, where they slyly watched over more than 200 diners.

They’d been trained to accurately estimate the weight and height of random patrons, then use this information to estimate their body mass index (or BMI) which is a simple way to express a person’s weight in relationship to their height. After they’d done that, they sat back, watched, and recorded what they saw – and the findings were remarkable.

There were clearly observable differences in behavior between normal weight and heavy-set people. Those with BMIs in the normal range were more likely to sit in a booth, while the high BMI folks were much more likely to sit at a table. The heavier people were also more likely to seat themselves so they could view the spread, rather than sitting with their backs to it.

The observers also noticed that the normal-weight diners tended to ‘scope out’ the whole buffet before deciding what to eat – and they put their final choices on moderately-sized plates. Most overweight diners just started at the beginning of the line and piled on the foods – and they used larger plates to do it. Even the choice of utensils differed – a lot more normal-weight people chose to eat with chopsticks, while the heavy ones opted for a fork.

Now, anyone who’s trying to lose weight knows that there are lots of tips for modifying eating behavior – eat slowly, keep tempting foods out of plain sight, practice portion control and pre-plan your meals. So what made this study so interesting is that it was a real-world observation of these principles at work.

When foods are easy to get and eat, we tend to eat a lot more of them. We’re pretty adept at using forks to shovel our food in, so it’s not surprising that heavier people might favor this method, since it’s the easiest and fastest way to get the job done. It’s also a lot easier and faster to get out of a chair rather than a booth in order to make a return trip to a buffet.

Taking a quick tour around the buffet first – something the normal-weight diners tended to do – says you’re planning ahead for what you’re going to eat. Heavier diners seemed to have only one plan – to eat, and eat a lot. And they threw another portion-control trick out the window when they opted for larger plates. Keep tempting foods out of plain sight? Hard to do when you sit facing the buffet line.

If it’s value you’re after, consider the nutritional value of your meal rather than how much food you’re getting for your dollar. Just because the sign says “all you can eat”, doesn’t mean you should.

1Wansink B and Payne CR. Eating Behavior and Obesity at Chinese Buffets. Obesity. 16(8):1957-60, 2008.

Written by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD. Susan is a paid consultant for Herbalife.

Original Sources: Discover Good Nutrition »

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You give snacks to your kids???  

Saturday, June 26, 2010

You give snacks to your kids??? Think again before you will regret it.

Cookies, sweets, flavored milk and snacks = sugar

Why sugar harmful for children?

  1. They become over active and can't concentrate to learn in school
  2. The become sugar addicted and likely to get diabetes 
  3. It break down the child's immunity system and  they get sick easier
  4. It make them feel full so that they don't feel hungry for normal healthy food
  5. It creates mood swings of a child
  6. It dehydrates young children
  7. It increase sleeping disorder
  8. It will get bad teeth
  9. It wear out the pancreas quickly
  10. Easy to get infections from others children

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Live Long, Live Healthy – Life in the Blue Zone  

Friday, June 25, 2010

By susanb, June 24, 2010

Those who live the longest share common healthy habits.

When you read stories about people who’ve lived a century or more, they’re almost always asked to reveal the secret to their long life. And their answers are often all over the map. Some think the key is abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, while there are others who attribute their endurance to a daily breakfast of bacon and eggs.

There are plenty of factors that determine an individual’s life span – all part of a complex interplay between genetics and environment. While there’s yet to be a clear-cut path to the ‘fountain’ of youth, there may be, at least, some small ‘springs’ – centenarian hot spots termed ‘blue zones’ that are home to unusually high numbers of people over 100 years old. And naturally, everyone wants to know what makes these blue zoners tick – and keep on ticking.

The term ‘blue zone’ became popularized after researchers in Italy used blue ink to map the concentrations of centenarians inhabiting the island of Sardinia. As the map evolved, they identified a particularly large concentration in east-central Sardinia – a very blue zone where life expectancy was higher than anywhere else on the island.

Since that time, other blue zones have been identified: Okinawa, Japan, the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica and the Greek Island of Ikaria. There are also some blue zones in the US – one in Loma Linda, California, which is home to a large concentration of Seventh Day Adventists, and another patch that runs through the Dakotas and Minnesota and up into Canada.

Clearly, these zones are wide-ranging in distance and culture. But there do seem to be similarities in how residents of the blue zones lead their lives. They don’t overeat, and the majority of them don’t smoke. They stay active, both physically and mentally – they walk a lot, they socialize and they keep themselves busy. Remarkably, most centenarians live independently past the age of 90, and the majority of them stay quite healthy until the end of life.

Their diets feature whole grains, beans, nuts, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and – with the exception of the largely vegetarian Seventh Day Adventists – plenty of seafood. Mealtimes are an important event in everyday life – a reflection of a commitment to importance of maintaining strong connections to family and community.

They’re simple things, to be sure, but these lifestyle practices may be key to a longer, healthier life. We can learn from – and adopt – some of these habits ourselves. Keep moving, eat the right foods (and not too much), cultivate a sense of purpose in life and stay connected to family and community. You may not live in a blue zone, but it can’t hurt to behave as if you do.

Susan Bowerman is a paid consultant to Herbalife.

Original Sources: Discovery Good Nutrition


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Good Nutrition and Convenience Can Go Hand-In-Hand  

Friday, June 18, 2010

One of the biggest complaints people have about eating healthy is the perception that it requires more hours in the kitchen to prepare nutritious meals. But there are so many convenience items available now that preparing healthy meals is a snap.

For protein, you can buy fish or poultry that’s already seasoned and ready for quick grilling or frozen pre-cooked shrimp that can be tossed with some pasta and veggies for a quick dish. And don’t overlook canned tuna, salmon or chicken breast that can be added to salad greens, rice dishes or soups.

You can also boost the nutritional value of condensed soups by mixing them with nonfat milk or soy milk instead of water. As the soup is heating, toss in some frozen mixed vegetables, or some loose pack spinach to add nutrition, flavor and bulk. Frozen-loose pack vegetables allow you to use only what you need and are ready to eat in minutes.

Salad preparation can be quick thanks to pre-washed salad greens, all sorts of pre-sliced and chopped veggies and baby carrots. Add a splash of lowfat bottled dressing and some pre-cooked chicken or shrimp and you’ve got a quick and healthy meal.

Fresh, pre-washed and cut veggies are available in the produce section, and if your market has a salad bar you can often find them there, too. Pop them in the steamer, toss with some pre-chopped garlic or onions when they’re crisp-tender, and you’ve got a gourmet dish in minutes.

Written by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD. Susan is a paid consultant for Herbalife.

Original Sources: Discovery Good Nutrition

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Obesity now a major health concern in Malaysia  

Thursday, May 20, 2010

By Alina Simon
Wed, Feb 10, 2010
New Straits Times 

BENTONG - Malaysians' penchant for skipping breakfast and eating late, especially at night, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle is ruining their figure and health.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said obesity is becoming the major health issue with the number of obese people almost tripling in the past 15 years from four per cent in 1996 to 14 per cent in 2010.

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And since obesity is the gateway to other chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart and kidney problems, he said the risk of more Malaysians developing these diseases will become greater in future.

Liow said the ministry would soon mount a health campaign aimed at educating the public on how to prevent these chronic diseases.

He said the ministry would seek help from non-governmental organisations to reach out to the people especially in villages and rural areas.

"The problem with us is that Malaysians just love to eat especially late night suppers and we don't exercise.

"Unlike our forefathers who woke up early and had an early and heavy breakfast and light dinner, we wake up late and often miss breakfast and even lunch. But we make it up by having a heavy late dinner.

"Our forefathers did physical work and sweated it out, but we work in an office and rarely exercise. That is why obesity is becoming a problem, even among children," he said after distributing Mandarin oranges and angpows to patients during a visit to Bentong Hospital here yesterday.

Liow, who is also Bentong MP, said the ministry was worried over the rise in the number of patients with chronic diseases, especially in rural areas.

"When the haemodialysis machines at the hospital here were increased from four to 14, the number of patients also grew from six to 55 now.

"Considering that Bentong is a small town with only a population of 140,000, the number of kidney patients is high compared to the national average of 70:100,000 population."

Earlier, Liow witnessed the handing over of three new haemodialysis machines from Radicare (M) Sdn Bh chief operating officer Halwah Abdul Manap to hospital director Datuk Dr Chandra Sekanan Raman.

Liow also announced that the ministry would consider sending more medical specialists especially trauma specialists to the hospital since it handled a lot of trauma and accident cases due to its proximty to Karak Highway.

He also visited the hospital's new four-storey building which is due for completion in 2012 which will house the patients' wards, emergency clinic and mortuary.

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Herbalife at 30 Gearing Up for ‘The Herbalife Decade’  

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Herbalife Headquarters Herbalife Founder Mark Hughes was a visionary, but when he opened the trunk of his car to sell the first bottles of Formula 1, he probably had no idea that the company would grow to be one of the best-known direct selling companies in the industry, conducting business in 72 countries worldwide.

Today, Herbalife’s 1.9 million independent distributors offer fiscal and physical health through the company’s business opportunity and its protein shakes and snacks; its nutrition, energy and fitness supplements; and its personal-care products. Herbalife’s 2009 net sales of $2.3 billion are a far cry from its humble beginnings. And thanks to an enthusiastic salesforce and an aggressive sports marketing campaign, its brand is globally recognized.

This year, the company celebrates its 30th anniversary and is looking forward to launching “The Herbalife Decade” at a special celebration.

“It will be a celebration of the first 30 years of Herbalife, focusing on special moments and highlights in those first three decades,” says President Des Walsh. “But, most important, is that we’ll lay out our road map for the next 10 years—The Herbalife Decade. The last 30 years have laid an outstanding foundation. How tall you build a building is related to how strong its foundation is, so now’s the time for us to really get started.”

That foundation is built on products that allow the company’s independent distributors to build a solid business.
Des Walsh Michael Johnson
Des Walsh
President, Herbalife Michael O. Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Herbalife

“It’s always been about the products that help people get healthy and believing in the products and how good nutrition could change the world,” says Herbalife Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Johnson. “Herbalife’s founder, Mark Hughes, was a true visionary. In the beginning years, Mark was able to get people to believe in themselves and showed them the possibilities. He’d say, ‘Imagine how you could help people; imagine if we took this business to other countries; imagine if there was a canister of Formula 1 in every household.’ This was before everyone was talking about weight loss and before protein shakes were commonplace. Our message hasn’t changed. A lot of those people are still part of this company, and they, in turn, introduce new people to the same dream.”
Planning for Dreams to Come True

As it continues to spread its founder’s dream, Herbalife will focus on two key areas: greater penetration in the markets where it operates today and opening new markets. It’s well-positioned to do both.

A group of strong Hispanic leaders have propelled Herbalife’s success among Hispanics.

“In many markets, we already have a strong, healthy business, but we still reach just a small percentage of the population,” Walsh says. “We’re working on an initiative that will focus on specific cities, provinces and local areas where penetration isn’t great. We’ll work with our distributor leadership to increase penetration in those areas.”

To prepare to accelerate entry into new markets, in 2009, Herbalife completed the installation of an Oracle platform worldwide. The $100 million platform provides the capacity to open five or six new markets each year. Herbalife also established a dedicated team focused on new market expansion.

As it grows its business, Herbalife’s products are typically the company’s key recruiters. Most distributors start as consumers. Their experience leads them to recommend the product to others, and then they become interested in having an Herbalife business.

“Mark Hughes taught distributors to use the products, wear the brand and talk to people,” Walsh says. “That same philosophy of use, wear and talk is the same thing that works just as effectively today.” He adds, “We believe at Herbalife that we have the best compensation plan in the industry, but, in addition, distributors achieve success in that plan by bringing good health to people in their communities. Distributors speak about giving the gift of health to others. They don’t talk about selling products. That’s important psychologically.”

Spreading Success Through Sports

Promoting health is also important as Herbalife looks for ways to enhance its brand recognition. The ideal vehicle? Sports sponsorships. In its premiere sponsorship, Herbalife is the presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Galaxy. The agreement, which began with the 2007 season and extends through 2012, gives Herbalife on-jersey exposure for its brand. The company became the official nutritional supplier of Italian football club Internazionale FC (“Inter”) for the 2008/2009 season. As part of the deal, Herbalife’s H3O Pro isotonic drink, available throughout Europe, became the team’s isotonic drink. In September 2009, Herbalife also became an official sponsor and official provider of nutritional products to one of Spain’s leading La Liga football teams, Valencia CF.

Support doesn’t stop with professional sports. The company also signed a four-year breakthrough agreement with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) that makes Herbalife the official nutrition advisor and official health and wellness provider of the country’s leading youth soccer organization. Similar to Herbalife’s agreement with the Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer club, the AYSO sponsorship gives Herbalife the rights to display its name and logo on the front of AYSO jerseys, a first for the nonprofit national organization.

“Soccer, or futbol, in particular, has global appeal, and the sport has helped us introduce people to the company who might not otherwise hear about us,” Johnson says. “The events give our distributors an opportunity to meet people one on one, and the sponsorships help promote our philosophy of living a healthy, active life. Our name is becoming part of the mainstream—you’ll see our name on a jersey in a television program or on billboards. All of these things help make it easier for our distributors to conduct their business.”

The company also sponsors more than 50 sporting and fitness-related events, activities and athletes around the world that define the company’s commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle supported by good nutrition.

Scientific Support

Promoting health is important for Herbalife.

Herbalife makes sure that its products offer good nutrition that supports a healthy lifestyle through its focus on research and development, along with participation in clinical trials of its flagship products.

“For our distributors, the scientific validation of our products is all about confidence,” Walsh says. “Being in a position to reference independent clinical studies as they talk about products is very empowering for them.”

Herbalife’s R&D organization conducts testing on new ingredients, delivery methods, and products for both nutrition and skin care. In addition, the Mark Hughes Cellular and Molecular Nutrition Laboratory, based at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Center for Human Nutrition, provides UCLA researchers with enhanced capabilities to study the large variety of compounds found in plants and herbs and their effects on human health. State-of-the-art analytical equipment is used to perform many of the initial key steps in research that begins in the laboratory and extends to human clinical trials. Three clinical studies have been completed that show the effectiveness of Formula 1. The studies, conducted at UCLA; The University of Ulm, Germany; and Seoul University National Hospital, Korea, showed that using Formula 1 meal replacements twice a day led to effective weight loss.

“We’ll continue to invest in nutrition research, studies and ingredient usage,” Johnson says. “Everyone in our industry should be able to hold up their product and show the science that went into its development, the justification for ingredients, and how it was proven to do what it’s supposed to do.”

The company’s scientific reputation is so solid that it has been able to add a star to its management team, Vasilios H. Frankos, who retired in March from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“Bill Frankos is a leader in the supplement industry,” Johnson says. “As Senior Vice President of Product Safety and Compliance, he exemplifies Herbalife’s commitment to providing science-based nutritional supplements of the highest quality available in the marketplace.”

Focus on Distributors

Herbalife’s commitment to quality products through research and development, clinical trials, and even a strong management staff indicates just how much devotion it has to its distributors’ success. Every direct seller recognizes that a company’s success depends on its distributors’ accomplishments. But Herbalife takes the concept very seriously. It regularly involves distributors in decision making through conference calls and meetings. It even has two distributors who sit on the Herbalife Board of Shareholders. Walsh says that their participation has been highly beneficial, providing the distributors’ perspective as strategic issues are discussed.

And Herbalife makes sure that successful distributors are well-compensated—not only through the regular compensation plan, but also through the company’s unique Mark Hughes Bonus Award.

“It’s our annual equivalent of the Oscars,” Walsh says. “It’s open to all presidential team members who meet certain criteria in relation to their qualifying downline.”

This year’s highest bonus check paid to an Herbalife independent distributor was $2 million. In total, a record $36.5 million was paid to leading independent distributors from 29 countries—an impressive number during any year, but especially since it recognizes results in economically challenging 2009.

The milestones that Herbalife can claim from its first 30 years—becoming a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, seeing the results of clinical studies using its products published in a medical journal, doing business in 70-plus markets, and reaching 50 Casa Herbalife programs—make its executives justifiably proud. But they don’t rest on their considerable laurels. Their focus is on The Herbalife Decade.

Herbalife Founder Mark Hughes was a visionary, but when he opened the trunk of his car to sell the first bottles of Formula 1, he probably had no idea that the company would grow to be one of the best-known direct selling companies in the industry, conducting business in 72 countries worldwide.
“Inherent in the health and economic challenges facing society, there’s an unprecedented opportunity for Herbalife,” Johnson says. “As we enter our fourth decade, I believe it will be our most impressive ever.”

Herbalife’s Hispanic Harmony

While Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, and the growth rate of Hispanic-owned businesses is three times faster than the national average, the growth of Hispanics in Herbalife is more personal. Like almost everything else, it’s driven by distributors.

A group of strong Hispanic leaders have propelled Herbalife’s success among Hispanics, through both products and the company’s financial opportunity. Their success stories have helped those leaders attract others and build vibrant businesses.

Herbalife President Des Walsh points to one of the company’s new President’s Team members as a stellar example of success among Hispanic leaders.
“She was able to buy a house in a community, where, just a few years earlier, she had cleaned those houses to make ends meet and support her children,” Walsh says. “Now, one of her children just completed college. She would never have been able to accomplish that if she hadn’t graduated from being a housekeeper to become a successful businesswoman. Her financial success gave her the ability to set a whole-new vision for her children of what they can become in life—for generations to come.”

He also notes that Herbalife has been able to tap into an important cultural characteristic: Hispanics tend to rely on personal recommendations for products they purchase.
“It’s true more in the Hispanic community than in the general marketplace, so since our products are sold through personal testimonials, that community represents an ideal base for Herbalife products,” he says. And he points out that Herbalife’s nutritional products help balance the traditional Hispanic diet, which tends to be high in calories and fat.

Walsh credits the company’s strong, capable Hispanic leaders—some of whom have been with the company for more than 25 years—for embracing the vision of Herbalife Founder Mark Hughes and ingraining it into the new generation of distributors in business today. The company has supported them by providing a range of Spanish-language tools and marketing materials.

“For many immigrants, Spanish is the language they’re comfortable with, and it’s spoken in their communities and homes,” he says. “In addition to those tools and materials, we have local meetings all over the United States in Spanish, including some large-scale corporate meetings. It’s been an enormous source of pride and confidence for our Spanish-speaking distributors that the company is investing so heavily in supporting them and their businesses. That’s helped foster further growth.”

Those Spanish-speaking distributors have also invested in Herbalife by helping it expand into other Spanish-speaking countries. For example, when the company recently expanded into Paraguay, its experienced Hispanic distributors went there to conduct initial opportunity meetings and training, and to introduce the Herbalife history and business ethics to prospects and new distributors.

Few changes in the product line have ever been necessary for it to appeal to Herbalife’s Hispanic fans. The company did release a mango-flavored aloe drink that was hugely successful among Hispanics, and some packaging has been changed to make it more convenient or affordable. But Herbalife’s message of bringing good nutrition and business opportunity to those who need it resonates strongly among Latinos.

“Hispanics are very family-oriented, and their desire to help other family members, whether financially or through better health, is deeply ingrained in their culture,” Walsh says. “Because Herbalife represents the opportunity to do both, Hispanics have embraced Herbalife strongly all around the world.”

A Culture of Caring

Herbalife doesn’t settle simply for improving the health of distributors and customers. Through the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), it creates partnerships with charities to help meet the nutritional needs of children at risk.

The company’s tradition of philanthropy was formalized in 1994 when Herbalife’s late founder Mark Hughes created the Herbalife Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization supported by Herbalife Ltd., its independent distributors, employees, friends and families.

In 2005, Herbalife Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson saluted Hughes and one of HFF’s initial efforts when he chose the name of a Brazilian orphanage as the moniker for an expanded outreach program that now serves more than 12,000 children in 50 international locations. Hughes had visited Brazil in 1998. While there, he discovered an orphanage in dire need of repair and provided funds to renovate the building. It later became known as Casa Herbalife, the name of the program that is now HFF’s flagship. Since its inception, Casa Herbalife has expanded by about 10 partnerships a year. Already, in 2010, it has announced grants to organizations in Quito, Ecuador; Chicago, Illinois; and two locations in Mexico.

“I travel around the world, and I see the kids we’re helping through these programs. It’s often heartbreaking to hear the stories of where they came from,” Johnson says. “But we have an opportunity to help them—through good nutrition, funding and volunteerism—and we’re doing it, neighborhood by neighborhood. We have more than 50 of these programs now. You see the smiles on the kids’ faces when our distributors and employees show up, and you just know you’re doing the right thing. And I’m proud that we can help them be healthier through good nutrition.”

Partner organizations receive grants that support childhood nutrition, but they may use the grants in a multitude of ways. In addition to food itself, organizations have renovated kitchens, offered food-preparation classes, taught nutrition classes and more. In addition to nutrition grants from Casa Herbalife, the company’s local distributors often support the organizations through fundraising and volunteerism. For example, Herbalife independent distributors in Quito combined forces with HFF and raised enough money to purchase a new, larger building to house the organization.

Herbalife encourages distributors to engage in philanthropy and to support their communities, and it recognizes their efforts in a variety of ways. The most visible and prestigious recognition is the Herbalife Family Foundation Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes an Herbalife independent distributor who exemplifies community service and, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, has made a significant contribution to changing lives. In March, the award was presented to Leslie Stanford, an Herbalife distributor since 1980, for her philanthropic efforts, including sponsoring PeaceJam, an organization that brings schoolchildren together with Nobel laureates.

At the same time, HFF provides funds to organizations assisting victims of natural disasters. HFF is a global nonprofit organization working in communities around the world. Currently, it is supporting disaster relief efforts in Haiti and Chile.

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Change your Breakfast, Change your Life!!  

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Putting these foods into your diet are excellent substitutes for other foods that may not be healthy.  

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Putting these foods into your diet are excellent substitutes for other foods that may not be healthy.
--Katherine Tallmadge

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Developing Diet Habits Early  

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Developing Diet Habits Early

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