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Update of Our Results on the Reset Nation Challenge

Update of Our Results on the Reset Nation Challenge #weightloss #health

10 pounds of fat

Our Weight Loss Goals

Patty and I started on the 90-day Reset Nation Challenge on Sunday, January 17 with a goal to take off 40 and 35 unwanted pounds respectively.

How Much Weight We Have Lost So Far

Well, we are ahead of schedule to reach our weight loss goals. Patty and I shed 9 pounds each during the 5-day RESET and a total of 11 pounds in the first week. YAY!

After completing the initial RESET or jumpstart phase where we drank 3 meal replacement shakes, ate 2 protein bars as snacks, and ate a helping of fruit and a helping of vegetables each day as well as taking our nutritional supplements, we had lost a whopping 9 pounds. This is a little more than the average as most people lose around 5 pounds in those 5 days. During the RESET, we kept our exercise light as instructed. The only exercise I got was walking our dog 4 times a day for about a total of 4 miles.

During the RESET, we kept our exercise light as instructed. The only exercise I got was walking our dog 4 times a day for about a total of 4 miles.

I must admit I cheated a little on the one serving of vegetables per day part of the RESET. Certain foods like celery and carrots are zero or negative calorie food in that it burns as many or more calories to eat and digest the foods as you are taking in. I ate celery and carrots a couple times a day if I was feeling even an urge to eat something starchy or sugary. It really helped.

What’s Next on our Weight Loss Journey

Right now we are on to the transform phase. That is having 2 meal replacement shakes per day, 2 protein bars as snacks and one healthy, regular meal. We will continue on this for 28 days.

Once we have completed the transform phase, we will do one week of the maintain phase where you have one shake per day and two healthy, regular meals.

Then we will start another 5-day RESET or jumpstart phase, do another 28 days of the transform phase and another week of the maintain phase.

That will put us at 80 days of the 90-day challenge. Our plan is to have achieved our goals at that point and finish up with 10 days of transform phase to give us a little cushion on our goals.

Wish us luck and perseverance!

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It’s not too late to join us on the Reset Nation Challenge

It’s not too late to join us on the Reset Nation Challenge. Simply visit resetnationchallenge.com and sign up. Then contact us to get you signed up as a preferred customer with USANA so you can take advantage of the discounts available. Becoming a Preferred Customer is free and there is not a commitment to buy additional products. It is simply a way to have your products shipped directly to you and save money.

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I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no limit to what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about USANA products or the USANA business opportunity or simply to tell us your thoughts on what you have seen and read on this website. We appreciate the feedback.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Improves Performance in Cyclists

May 27, 2015

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves performance in trained cyclists

 At a Glance

A new study shows that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may improve exercise performance in trained athletes by increasing blood flow, nitric oxide release, and maximum oxygen uptake.

Read more about this research below.

There is a small but growing body of scientific evidence supporting the sports nutrition benefit of omega-3 fatty acids.  In a new study published in the European Journal of Sport Science researchers evaluated the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on exercise performance of a small group of trained cyclists.

The study included 13 elite cyclists that were randomly selected to take either 1.3 grams of omega-3 supplements or a placebo daily for 3 weeks.  Researcher’s analyzed flow-mediated dilation (FMD, a measure of blood flow and vascular health), pulse wave velocity, serum markers (nitric oxide (NO) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), and ultrasound measurements of endothelial function and maximum oxygen uptake both before and after the supplementation period.

Researchers observed a significant difference between the pre- and post-intervention baseline NO levels after the omega-3 supplementation, but not in the placebo group.  There was also a positive correlation between the increased concentration of NO and maximum oxygen uptake in the supplemented athletes. The supplemented group also experienced a 5.25% increase in flow-mediated dilation (blood flow) that was not seen in the placebo group.

These findings suggest that an increase in nitric oxide levels resulting from omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may play an important role in cardiovascular mechanisms of adaptation that may enhance exercise performance in trained athletes.

Aleksandra Żebrowskaa*, Katarzyna Mizia-Stecb, Magda Miziab, Zbigniew Gąsiorb & Stanisław Poprzęcki  Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation improves endothelial function and maximal oxygen uptake in endurance-trained athletes. European Journal of Sport Science Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015.

Long-term use of a daily multivitamin/mineral may lower cancer risk in middle-aged and older men

Long-term Use of a Daily Multivitamin/mineral May Lower Cancer Risk in Middle-aged and Older Men

May 13, 2015

Long-term use of a daily multivitamin/mineral may lower cancer risk in middle-aged and older men

 At a Glance

A daily multivitamin/ mineral supplement taken long-term may help reduce cancer risk in middle-aged and older men.

Read more about this research below.

A large study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, using data obtained from the Physicians’ Health Study II, has found that the use of a daily multivitamin/ mineral supplement long term can reduce the risk of cancer occurrence.

In this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study of approximately 14,641 male physicians ages 50 or older from the United States, participants were randomly assigned to take a daily multivitamin/ mineral supplement or a placebo between 1997 and June 2011. During the median follow-up of 11.2 years, researchers recorded 2,669 cancer cases, including 1,373 prostate cancer cases and 210 colorectal cancer cases. When examining outcomes at the study’s end, the researchers found an 8 percent reduction in total cancer occurrence among participants assigned to multivitamin use.

Although the main reason to take multivitamins is to prevent nutritional deficiency, this study reinforces the value of long-term consistent use of a daily multivitamin as a convenient and affordable insurance policy for good health and possible cancer prevention in middle-aged and older adults.J. Michael Gaziano et al. Multivitamins in the Prevention of Cancer in Men: The Physicians’ Health Study II Randomized Controlled Trial.  JAMA. 2012;308(18):doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14641.

USANA The Doctors Are In Tour Coming to Albuquerque

USANA The Doctors Are In Tour Coming to Albuquerque

USANA Doctors Are In Tour 2015 - Albuquerque

The “Doctors Are In” Tour will be coming to Albuquerque on Friday, May 8th from 6:30 to 9 PM!

Our featured speaker is USANA Scientist, AUSTIN WINEGAR! Austin is profoundly knowledgeable in the science of nutrition and in the understanding of the regulations surrounding the health and wellness industry.

Our guest speakers will be rising stars Nicole Lexi Nevarez (USANA Director), and Richard Burns (USANA Builder)!

In addition, we will feature an esteemed Doctors Panel of four doctors who will share their experience with the USANA products and/or business.

This is going to be an information-packed event….from the science behind the products and the USANA Difference, to the stories of doctors and leaders who have experienced success with the products and/or business.

Contact us if you would like to attend. We will buy tickets for the 1st 5 people who ask us.


I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no telling what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about the USANA products or the opportunity and tell us your thoughts. We appreciate the feedback.

(Sorry, USANA entrepreneurs and preferred customers, ticket offer for new customers and prospective associates only)

Low Vitamin D levels are associated with increased dementia risk

September 17, 2014

Low Vitamin D levels are associated with increased dementia risk

At a Glance

A new study of 1,658 adults has shown that insufficient serum vitamin D levels are significantly associated with an increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Read more about this research below.

Vitamin D deficiency has recently been linked to many non-skeletal conditions, including mental and cognitive health. In a new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers sought to determine whether insufficient vitamin D blood levels were associated with an elevated risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study included 1,658 normally healthy adults who participated in the US population-based Cardiovascular Health Study. Participants were free from dementia, cardiovascular disease and stroke at the beginning of this study. Previously collected serum vitamin D samples were analyzed and dementia and Alzheimer’s status were assessed during follow-up using criteria by the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke/Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association. 

Over an average of 5.6 years of follow-up, 171 adults developed all-cause dementia, including 102 cases of Alzheimer’s disease specifically. Compared to subjects with vitamin D blood levels at or above 50 nmol/L (20 ng/ml), participants who were severely vitamin D deficient (<25 nmol/L, or 10 ng/ml) were more than twice as likely to develop all-cause dementia. Subjects with vitamin D levels considered deficient (25 to 50 nmol/L) were 53% more likely to develop all-cause dementia than the group with sufficient levels. Compared to those with sufficient vitamin D levels, subjects that were severely deficient and deficient were 122% and 69% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, respectively. 

The results add support to the idea that vitamin D plays important roles in non-skeletal conditions, and confirms that vitamin D deficiency (below 50 nmol/L or 20 ng/ml) is associated with a substantially elevated risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  

Thomas J. Littlejohns et al. Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease. Neurology 2014;83:1–9.

USANA Tackles Canadian Football League

USANA Tackles Canadian Football League

News Release

@USANAinc Tackles Canadian Football League, Fortifying #Health of #Roughriders Tyron Brackenridge and Terrell MazeUSANA Health Sciences

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Football season is underway and USANA Health Sciences is rushing to welcome Canadian Football League defensive athletes and 2013 Grey Cup champions, Tyron Brackenridge and Terrell Maze of the Saskatchewan Roughriders to Team USANA, as its newest Brand Ambassadors. The CFL duo joins more than 700 professional and Olympic athletes worldwide who receive USANA’s NSF and HFL-tested products.

 

“Partnering with players from one of Canada’s most popular sports, as well as teams,
isUSANA Health Sciences - @USANAinc Tackles Canadian Football League an honor and natural step for USANA,” said USANA Chief Communications Officer Dan Macuga. “The addition of these two exceptional Grey Cup champions to the USANA family is a testament to USANA’s continued commitment of supplying elite athletes with products they can trust.”

Brackenridge, 30, is in his fourth year with the Saskatchewan team, after spending fours years in the National Football League with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs. During the 2013 season the California native led the league with five forced fumbles and was named Defensive Player of the Week in week eight and a CFL All-Star.

“Being able to perform as an elite athlete requires optimal health and wellness, and by partnering with USANA I am confident in reaching my health goals safely and effectively,” says Maze.

The 30-year-old kicked off his third year with the Roughriders earlier this summer, coming off of a successful 2013 season where he started 13 regular season games, the West Semi-Final, West Final and Grey Cup.

The five-foot-eleven cornerback began his professional career in 2007 when he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.

Brackenridge and Maze step back on the field August 24, as the Roughriders face the British Columbia Lions at the BC Place Stadium, at 8 p.m. EST.

*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.

About USANA 

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and energy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our web site http://www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com.

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of PR, Social Media and Communications
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SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences

Higher vitamin D levels increase survival rate in postoperative adults with colorectal cancer

Higher vitamin D levels increase survival rate in postoperative adults with colorectal cancer

August 06, 2014

At a Glance

A new research article published online suggests that having a higher plasma level of vitamin D is associated with a better chance of surviving colorectal cancer.

Read more about this research below.

Low vitamin D levels are known to be associated with poor health outcomes or increased risk in many diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

In a new study published in the Journal of Oncology, researchers investigated whether the plasma level of vitamin D after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) has a significant impact on survival outcome.  The Scottish research team analyzed data from 1,598 adults who had undergone surgery for stage I-III colorectal cancer.  Blood samples were taken after surgery and evaluated for vitamin D and for a specific Vitamin D gene receptor.

When compared to the patients with the lowest one-third of vitamin D levels, the patients whose vitamin D levels were in the top one-third of subjects had a significantly lower (32%) risk of dying of CRC and a 30% lower risk of dying from any cause during the 5 year follow-up period.  In patients with stage II CRC, those in the top one-third of vitamin D levels experienced a 56% reduction in mortality.

The researchers found interactions between vitamin D levels and specific type of vitamin D gene receptor, indicating a causal relationship between vitamin D and survival.

This study shows that in patients with stage I-III colorectal cancer, higher post-surgery vitamin D levels are associated with a better outcome and a lower risk of mortality.  Since this was an observational study, carefully designed clinical trials are still needed to confirm whether vitamin D supplementation would provide survival benefits for patients with colorectal cancer.

Zgaga L Plasma Vitamin D Concentration Influences Survival Outcome After a Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer.  J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 7. pii: JCO.2013.54.5947. [Epub ahead of print]