Take Charge: Monitor Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been called a silent killer since it has no obvious symptoms, but it can lead to serious health risks. Don’t let problems with blood pressure go undetected. Knowing your blood pressure numbers and understanding how to make better diet and lifestyle choices may help you keep blood pressure risks under control. Continue reading →

Shake Your Sodium Habit With Isagenix

Your body needs sodium. It’s a mineral that is essential for normal nerve and muscle function. Sodium is also critical for helping your body regulate fluid balance. However, despite the important role sodium plays in supporting health, it is one of the top three dietary components we should limit according to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Continue reading →

Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Trainer: Gillean Osterday, M.Sc., RD What is metabolic syndrome? It refers to a cluster of factors including visceral obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, and low HDL cholesterol that can eventually lead to cardiovascular disease. Learn from Gillean Osterday why Isagenix can help you reduce metabolic factors and put you on the right track to better long-term health. [podcast]http://media01.isagenix.com/Conferences/Audios/HealthyAging112712.mp3[/podcast] Continue reading →

Do You Know If You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

Have you talked with your doctor about metabolic syndrome? The syndrome is not a disease, but a cluster of risk factors—abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and impaired glucose tolerance—that is diagnosed when three out of five of these metabolic abnormalities are met. Getting an early diagnosis of any one of these risk factors can help you to make the lifestyle changes necessary to help avoid type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Continue reading →

Peptide in Whey Boosts Heart Health

A whey-derived bioactive peptide promotes more blood vessel relaxation, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Connecticut found that a peptide extract from undenatured whey protein improved endothelial function in middle-aged adults, thus reduced the burden of blood flow on the heart. Measuring flow-mediated dilation (FMD), an indicator of arterial stiffness, the authors reveal that a whey protein extract successfully reminds arteries to relax. Noting that previous studies Continue reading →