"The USANA Products and Business vs. The Competition: Know The Difference"

Monday, August 17, 2015

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 08.14.15





New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Hilda Del Valle, El Paso, TX, US

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
4, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
5, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
6, Thomas Madison, Alexandria, VA, US
7, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
8, Margo Scott, Clayton, NC, US
9, Jim & Robin Molleur, Rio Rancho, NM, US
10, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
11, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
12, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
13, Marci Smith, Madison, VA, US
14, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
15, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
16, Cliff Norton, Ojai, CA, US
17, Cindy Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
18, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US
19, James Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US
20, Sheri, Pellicotte, El Paso, TX, US


Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US


Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

2, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
2, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
1, Jamie Fee, Las Cruces, NM, US
1, Mike Grice, Hamilton, ON, CA,
1, Julianne Koritz, Highland Beach, FL, US
1, Mary Ann Markert, Drexel Hill, PA, US
1, Lori Morris, Rio Rancho, NM, US
1, Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA,
1, Sheri Pellicotte, El Paso, TX, US
1, Margo Scott, Clayton, NC, US




Pete & Dora
Mobile/Text: 610-316-8637

Monday, August 3, 2015

Depleted maternal iron status early in pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of low birth weight babies - USANA


At a Glance:

A recent study published in British Journal of Nutrition shows that poor iron status early in pregnancy significantly increases the risk of babies born small for gestational age (SGA). 



Read more about this research below:

Iron deficiency anemia during early pregnancy has long been linked to low birth-weight, preterm birth, and other health problems. But previous research and advice has been based on hemoglobin (Hb) levels (screening for outright deficiencies or anemia), not on other specific measures of iron deficiency.

In a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers examined the association between maternal iron status during the first trimester of pregnancy with birth size and preterm birth by using more specific measures of iron deficiency such as serum ferritin, transferrin receptor and their ratio.  

Three-hundred sixty-two infants and their mothers were recruited for this study.  Biomarkers and iron measurements were analyzed from maternal blood serum samples that had been taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Iron depletion during the first trimester was linked to a higher incidence of SGA.  The association was even stronger when Hb measurements were included in the assessment. 

Although there was no evidence of a link between iron insufficiency and preterm birth, for every 10 g/l increase in the mother’s Hb level during the first half of pregnancy there was a 30% lower risk of SGA.  Hb levels below 110 g/l were associated with a 300% increase in SGA risk.  Contrary to other research, Hb levels in the second half of pregnancy were not associated with SGA risk.

The results of the present study indicate that depleted iron stores in early pregnancy are associated with higher risk of SGA. In some countries iron supplementation is not recommended during pregnancy except in the case of anemia. Based on the results of this study, researchers suggest that all women should be screened for iron deficiency early in pregnancy using more specific measurements, and should be offered more personal and helpful advice on improving iron status through diet and supplements.  

Nisreen A. Alwan, Janet E. Cade, Harry J. McArdle, Darren C. Greenwood, Helen E. Hayes and Nigel A. B. Simpson. Maternal iron status in early pregnancy and birth outcomes: insights from the Baby's Vascular health and Iron in Pregnancy study. British Journal of Nutrition, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0007114515001166.

Source: USANA Health Sciences



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.31.2015

Link of the Week: Click Here




Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.31.15





New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Christine Kenning, Sherwood Park, AB, CA



Title Advancements










·         Yvette Stanford, El Paso, TX, US - SHARER

   
Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
4, Richard, Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
5, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
6, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
7, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
8, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
9, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
10, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US
11, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
12, Kingsley Hallerdin, Sarasota, FL, US
13, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
14, Cheryl Krantz, Great Falls, MT, US
15, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
16, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
17, Sandy McDonald, Hamilton, ON, CA
18, John Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US
19, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
20, Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA


Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Christopher Welsh, Hamilton, ON, CA


Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

2, Nathan Madrid, Fayetteville, AR, US
2, Robyne Richardson, Bradenton, FL, US
1, Mike Grice, Hamilton, ON, CA
1, Margo Scott, Clayton, NC, US



Pete & Dora

Saturday, August 1, 2015

USANA Leader Information - August 2015


We are 2 weeks out from Convention! Join us as we reach the goal of 5,000 attendees from the United States USANA Family. 

1.      Convention – You will be receiving a separate detailed email regarding Convention next week.  Please keep a look out for this as it will give you all the details you will need as a leader!

We are excited to see each of you and your teams at convention!!  There is still time for your team to make it to the biggest and best event of the year!  Remember, there are some new and exciting announcements being made at convention and you must be in attendance to take advantage of some of these specials!!  There is still a registration special happening for Silver Directors.  If you need assistance in getting some of your teammates registered please let us know.  We would be happy to help!     

Special Convention Promotion for Silver Directors Only!
Silver Directors have the opportunity to buy 5 tickets, get one free – this promotion goes until August 10th.  Use this incentive with your teams to drive them to Convention!  For example – if someone hits a rank in your team, or enrolls a certain amount of people, etc – they earn a free Convention pass! Be creative and drive your teams to the most important event of the year – 2015 International Convention!

Be sure to register for our Post-Convention webinar to recap all of the exciting events that you will experience at Convention!  We will have management on the call to cover the special announcements that will be happening at Convention, how to use skills learned on the workshops to implement into your business, proceeding with your business into the Fall and gearing up for December, and 2016.  This will be a great refresher of what you will experience at Convention in a condensed, powerful couple of hours!


Current Promotions & Incentives:

1.      Fast Start Pack – This is available in the US, created in partnership with the US IDC, for US Distributors who bring in new US teammates.  The pack flyers are now available in Communications Edge! 

Contents of the pack include a $125 reward to the sponsor, as well as:
13 cycles of Business Accelerator Suite
Over 5 hours worth of personal development from industry leaders such as Jim Rohn
1 Convention Registration – (Pack includes 2 Event Passes, up to $164.50 value each)
2 Healthpaks
2 Proflavanol C100
2 BiOmega
2 Vitamin D
2 CoQuinone
2 USANA Probiotic

This is a great opportunity to get your teams businesses moving with a Fast Start!

2.      Leadership Summit – Your leader must average 7,800 Commission Volume Points (CVP) total for a 13 week period.  This is an average of 600 CVP weekly (no more than 800 CVP will be counted for each week).  We learn & grow, network, and have so much fun at these Summits – take a look at the photos of our Leadership Summit in May!  Your team will experience the exclusive behind the scenes Home Office tour where they can see up close and personal how our products are made from beginning to getting shipped out to their front door!  They will get one on one time with USANA management and spend an entire day focused on coaching and leadership skills from Grace or Nicki Keohohou (co-founders of DSWA [Direct Sales World Alliance]).  Here are the upcoming dates qualification periods:

October 1–4, 2015 – Canyons Resort
*Qualification ended July 3, 2015

November 5–8, 2015 – Canyons Resort
*Must finalize qualification by October 2, 2015

March 31 – April 03, 2016 – Canyons Resort
Qualification Period: Oct. 3, 2015 – January 15, 2016

June 2 – 5, 2016 – Canyons Resort
Qualification Period: January 16, 2016 – April 29, 2016

November 3 – 6, 2016 – Canyons Resort
Qualification Period: April 30, 2016 – August 12, 2016



3.      Success on the High Seas – If you are joining us, now is the time to book your cabin for the Success on the High Seas tip (October 10 – 17) so your spot can be reserved.  Once you get that booked, reimbursements that were earned last year through July 3 will be processed.


4.      Executive Diamond SummitAloha!  Our first Executive Diamond Summit will be held February 23–28, 2016, in Maui, Hawaii!

Those who have advanced to Diamond and above have until October 23, 2015 to qualify by earning Executive at your new rank.  This will be an amazing trip—worthy of the massive accomplishment of building a solid business as you climb to the highest heights.


5.      Trusted Partner and Sponsor of the Dr. Oz Show – USANA products have been featured on seven episodes since January. Those episodes are now available for you to share with your team, family, friends, and prospects in multiple languages.

Here is a link to a playlist of all of our USANA Dr. Oz videos in all languages – including the most recent Nutrimeal Free show!  Go to the Dr. Oz website to find these, as well as many other great videos on similar topics.

We are looking forward to an exciting second season in partnering with the Dr. Oz show.  More details will be coming on next season at Convention! 


*All details for events or promotions are located on the Contest and Events tab on the HUB and they are listed in the HUB Event Calendar.

Conference Calls and Webinars:

We have a great line up of ongoing Conference Calls and Webinars for July:

1.      Motivational Monday Webinar
Mondays 8:30am – 9:00am MDT
Scheduled guest speakers:
8/3 – Brion Armstrong, Manager of US Field Development
8/10 – Nancy Fonder, Gold Director
8/17 – Claudine Tirabasso, Gold Director
8/24 – Julie Hood, Gold Director
8/31 – Joanne Olimberio, Gold Director

2.      Hub/Team Manager/Communication Edge Training and Q&A – Spanish
August 4, 2015
12:00pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

August 11, 2015
12:00pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

3.      Hub/Team Manager/Communication Edge Training and Q&A - English
August 5, 2015
12:00pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

August 12, 2015
12:00pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

4.      Going for Gold Webinar
August 24, 2015
7:00pm MDT
Scheduled speaker:  Angela Gray, Gold Director
Topic: How to Host a Healthy Mixer

August 26, 2015
7:00pm MDT



Events:

1.      2016 US High Performance Summit, National Celebration, and Awards Gala – We have seen great results since our High Performance Summit, US National Celebration and Awards Gala this past April. 

We will be hosting our US National Celebration again next year in Las Vegas!  This is an event you won’t want to miss.  The High Performance Summit (exclusively for Gold Directors and above) will be on Thursday and the US National Celebration will be a 2-day event, Friday and Saturday, with the Gala being held Friday night.  The US Awards Gala will recognize our top US leaders in the following categories:

?         Top Growers
?         Top Income Earners
?         Top Associate Enrollers
?         Top PC Enrollers
?         Rising Stars
?         Top Income Earners per Rank

The awards period for Gala recognition will go from January 3, 2015 to January 30, 2016.

Date:         April 13 – 16, 2016
Location:   Greenvalley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052

2.      Going for Gold – This fall, in October and November we will be coming to a city near you for a regional Going for Gold training.  These trainings are focused on Achievers through Silver Directors and we invite all of our Gold Directors and Above to attend as well.  We will be covering topics such as Identifying and Duplicating leaders, Growing your numbers, Time Management, and facilitating our 90 Day to Achiever Program.  Keep an eye out on dates and locations to attend an event near you!


*All details and registration for events are located on the Contest and Events tab on the HUB and they are listed in the HUB Event Calendar.




Thursday, July 30, 2015

Coconut Oil Is Pretty Amazing - USANA



Your average coconut isn’t much to look at. But lurking underneath the unassuming exterior is a powerful force for good health.

Coconut oil.

Sure it’s a saturated fat, but the latest science is finding that we may have been misled a bit. Saturated fats are a vital nutrient that’s essential for life. Our cell membranes even need these types of fatty acids to function properly.

And recent scientific research shows that the medium-chain triacylglycerols (MCTs) that make up coconut oil may have wide-ranging health benefits. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Fight Fat with Fat

The way our bodies process the MCTs in coconut oil reduces the opportunity for those fats to deposit into our existing fatty tissues. And it gets even better.

Consumption of MCTs from coconut oil has been shown to increase metabolism by turning up our bodies’ thermostats in a process called thermogenesis. When we produce more heat, it allows the body to utilize more energy. These increases in thermogenesis and metabolism mean our bodies burn more fuel—fat.

And coconut oil also has been shown to make you feel more full. So consuming coconut oil will help you feel satiated for longer, reducing overall food intake.

Guard Your Heart

Coconut oil has a famous fan. You might recognize the name—Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Our favorite cardiothoracic surgeon and host of The Dr. Oz Show says coconut oil is a heart-healthy food. We couldn’t agree more. And the latest scientific literature backs up these claims, too.

Evidence of coconut oil’s cardio-protective properties comes from the MCTs’ ability to support normal blood lipid profiles. That means coconut oil has been shown to support healthy triglyceride levels and the good kind of cholesterol—high-density lipoproteins or HDL.

Our heart is just the start. The process of breaking down coconut oil in the liver produces ketones and short-chain fatty acids—both shown to help support cognition.

Hopefully you understand why the coconut is worth cracking into. So next time you see one, remember all the power hiding right underneath that hard shell.

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences




Monday, July 27, 2015

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.24.15


 Link of the Week: Click Here



Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.24.15



New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Bart Hunter, Washington, UT, US
·         Heather Kubli, Bremerton, WA, US

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
4, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
5, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
6, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
7, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
8, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
9, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
10, Nathan Madrid, Fayetteville, AR, US
11, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
12, James Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US
13, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US
14, Kingsley Hallerdin, Sarasota, FL, US
15, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US
16, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US
17, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
17, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
18, Sherrie Holliday, Albuquerque, NM, US
19, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
20, Kristina Thorpe, Dunn Loring, VA, US

Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
1, Sherrie Holliday, Albuquerque, NM, US

Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

2, Dennis Fielder, Albuquerque, NM, US
2, Lori Morris, Rio Rancho, NM, US
1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
1, Latasha Barnes, Corpus Christi, TX, US
1, Susan Conover, Lubbock, TX, US
1, Virginia Hebert, Grand Haven, MI, US
1, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
1, Michael Johnson, Enterprise, AL, US
1, Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA
1, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
1, Robyne Richardson, Bradenton, FL, US



Pete & Dora 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Immune response is improved with fish oil supplementation and strength training in elderly women - USANA



At a Glance:

A new study shows that measures of immune health are enhanced in elderly women in response to supplementation with fish oil, and further improved in combination with strength training.



Read more about this research below:

Aging is known to negatively affect the immune system, making elderly more vulnerable to disease. Physical activity and diet play roles in moderating immune response, and mild physical activity has been shown to improve immune response.  However, excessive exercise can also have a negative effect on inflammatory response.  

In a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers investigated the impact of strength (ST) and fish oil (FO) on the immune system of elderly women.  

The study participants included 45 women with an average age of 64 years.  The women were assigned to one of three groups: strength training without supplementation for 90 days; strength training plus 2 grams of fish oil for 90 days; or fish oil only for 60 days, followed by 90 days of strength training.  The fish oil supplements contained 180 mg of EPA and 120 mg of DHA per gram. Training included various exercises conducted three times per week over a 12 week period. Various measures of immune function were measured before and after both supplementation and exercise.

Strength training alone did not result in any significant changes to measures of immune function. Fish oil supplementation improved functioning of the immune system by increasing the activity of the white blood cells neutrophils and lymphocytes. Production of specific cytokines IL-2 and IFN-g (important small proteins for cell signaling in the immune system) increased by 80% and 60% in response to supplementation. After exercise and supplementation they increased 85% and 88%, respectively. 

The results of this study showed that immune response was not enhanced by strength training alone. Immune response was improved significantly with fish oil supplementation, and further enhanced by the combination of exercise and supplementation.

Cintia de Lourdes Nahhas Rodacki, André Luiz Felix Rodacki, Isabela Coelho, Daniele Pequito, Maressa Krause, Sandro Bonatto, Katya Naliwaiko and Luiz Cláudio Fernandes. Influence of fish oil supplementation and strength training on some functional aspects of immune cells in healthy elderly women. British Journal of Nutrition, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0007114515001555.

Source: USANA Health Sciences



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Higher flavonoid intake is associated with lower mortality rate in older women - USANA


At a Glance:

A new study shows that elderly women who consume the most flavonoids, compounds found in tea, chocolate, red wine, and fruits and vegetables, have lower cardiovascular, cancer and all-cause mortality rates.   


Read more about this research below:

Flavonoids are phytonutrients (plant nutrients) found in tea, chocolate, red wine and many fruits and vegetables. Reduced mortality from vascular disease and some cancers have been linked to high intakes of flavonoid-rich foods and specific flavonoid intake.

In a new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers explored the potential association between overall flavonoid intake and the risk of all-cause mortality. 

The study participants included 1,063 women over the age of 75 years. Flavonoid intake was estimated using two different sets of food data: the USDA and the Phenol-Explorer database. Over a five-year follow-up there were 129 deaths in the study group.  All-cause, cancer, and cardiovascular deaths were determined. 

Women with the highest flavonoid intake (per USDA) had a 63 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality over the five-year follow-up than those with the lowest flavonoid intake. 

Those with the highest flavonoid intake also had a 66 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death, and a 75 percent lower risk of cancer mortality. The results were nearly identical when using the Phenol-Explorer database to determine flavonoid intake.

Using the two most comprehensive flavonoid databases available, this study provides evidence that a higher intake of flavonoids is linked to a reduction in all-cause mortality in older women, and even more so to cardiovascular and cancer mortality.

Kerry L Ivey, Jonathan M Hodgson, Kevin D Croft, Joshua R Lewis, and Richard L Prince. Flavonoid intake and all-cause mortality   Am J Clin Nutr May 2015 vol. 101 no. 5 1012-1020

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences 



Monday, July 20, 2015

Watch Live Coverage of USANA Convention General Sessions


Nothing can capture the excitement, energy, and inspiration you can experience at 2015 International Convention.
 
The workshops are where you go to learn how to grow your business, but the general sessions are where you go to love life and live it.
 
But maybe you’re not joining us this year.
 
We can’t re-create the thrill of attending Convention at your home, but we can share the magic of every general session with live streaming video and video on demand (VOD).
 
For only $65 US, watch every general session on The Hub. It’s a chance to see why Associates from around the globe make attending Convention mandatory for both them and their team. With talks from top sales leaders, world-class motivational speakers, USANA executives, and elite athletes, watch why nothing energizes and grows your business like getting to Convention.
 
Live streaming of general session and VOD are available for purchase July 20–September 30. VOD will be available August 28–September 30. Both the streaming live video and VOD will be available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
 
Sign up for live streaming video and VOD now and join the celebration of Convention.