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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.




 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.17.14

Link of the Week: Click Here
  


Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 07.17.14
  


New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Cynthia Estrada, El Paso, TX, US
·         Dawn Tillery, Edgewood, MD, 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, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
7, Thomas Madison, Alexandria, VA, US
8, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
9, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
10, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
11, Nathan Madrid, Fayetteville, AR, US
12, Jim & Robin Molleur, Rio Rancho, NM, US
13, Dr. Gary, Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
14, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
15, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US
16, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
17, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
18, Cliff Norton, Ojai, CA, US
19, Cody Blair, Las Cruces, NM, US
20, Marci Smith, Madison, VA, US


Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
1, Tiona Lee, Parkville, MD, US


Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

2, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
1, Cody Blair, Las Cruces, NM, US
1, Douglas Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
1, Sandra Howie, Collingwood, ON, CA
1, Sheri Pellicotte, El Paso, TX, US
1, Yvette Stanford, El Paso, TX, US
1, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US



Pete & Dora 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Higher intakes of potassium, magnesium and calcium are related to lower stroke risk - USANA


At a Glance: 

The results of a large prospective study show that women with a higher intake of magnesium, potassium and calcium have a lower risk of stroke.  


Read more about this research below:

Calcium, potassium and magnesium are the 3 most abundant minerals in the body. Each play roles in the health of the cardiovascular system.  Although studies have shown these minerals to have benefits related to cardiovascular health, information on the relation of magnesium, potassium and calcium with stroke risk have been inconsistent. These minerals are often found together in foods, and their intakes are strongly correlated.

In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers examined the associations between intakes of magnesium, potassium and calcium with stroke risk in a large population of women.  

The participants included 180,864 women that were participants in two studies, the Nurses Health Study and Nurses Health Study 2 (NHS and NHS 2). Follow-up in the NHS was 30 years, and 22 years for the NHS 2. Food frequency questionnaires were used to document intake of each mineral and a combination of the 3 from both dietary and supplemental sources.  

During the follow-up period, a total of 3,780 stroke cases were documented. Compared to the women in the lowest 20% of magnesium intake the women with the highest 20% of intake had a 13% lower risk of stroke.  Women with the highest potassium intake had an 11% lower risk of stroke.  Women with the highest combined mineral score had a 28% reduced risk of stroke.  

Based on an updated meta-analysis of all prospective studies to date, the risk of stroke was reduced 13% for each 100 mg/day increase in magnesium intake.  For each 1,000 mg/day increase in potassium intake there was a 9% reduction in stroke risk. Calcium intake was not independently associated with stroke risk.

The results of this study show that both magnesium and potassium intakes are inversely associated with stroke risk, and that women with a higher intake of the combination of magnesium, potassium and calcium have a significantly lower risk of total stroke. 

Sally N Adebamowo, Donna Spiegelman,  Walter C Willett, and  Kathryn M Rexrode. Association between intakes of magnesium, potassium, and calcium and risk of stroke: 2 cohorts of US women and updated meta-analyses. Am J Clin Nutr June 2015   vol. 101  no. 6  1269-1277



SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences






Monday, July 13, 2015

This ?#@*&%! Business Doesn’t Work!!!



My new distributor was complaining: "This ?#@*&%! business doesn’t work!!!"

And my new distributor was right. The business doesn’t work.

So I had to tell the new distributor a story. :)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

You look for the best car for you, and you purchase the car.

But, you never learn how to drive your car.

You never take driving lessons, you never go out driving with your parents, you never read the owner’s manual. You don’t know about those strange pedals on the floor or where to put the key into the ignition.

The only thing you do is make a few attempts at "trial and error" ... you yell at your car and say,

“Drive! Drive!” And your car doesn’t drive itself.

But, you have a vision board ...

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

So, you looked for a network marketing business that was a good fit for you.

You purchased the business and joined.

But you never learned how to make your business work.

The only thing you did was make a few attempts at "trial and error" ... you said the wrong words to a few friends and two cold leads.

And your business didn’t build itself. Your business didn’t work.

* You didn’t come to Saturday trainings.
* You didn’t do three-way calls with your sponsor.
* You didn’t listen to any training CDs.
* You didn’t come with your sponsor while your sponsor went prospecting.
* You didn’t learn how to give a "One-Minute Presentation."
* You didn’t learn "SuperClosing" or any other closing.
* You didn’t learn about the "Colors" ... the four different personalities and how to talk to them.
* You didn’t learn any effective "Ice Breakers" or openings.
* You didn’t learn how to get prospects to beg you for presentations.
* You didn’t learn any effective first sentences.
* You didn’t learn how prospects make decisions in their minds.
* You didn’t learn how to get unlimited appointments.
* You didn’t learn how to stop sounding like a sleazy salesman.
* You didn’t learn any of the "sequences of words" to communicate directly with the prospects.
* You didn’t learn how to use the differences between needs and wants.
* You didn’t learn where and how to locate the best prospects.
* You didn’t learn how to create prospects instantly with effective sentences.
* You didn’t learn the sequences of words that the top leaders use.
* You didn’t learn how to open a presentation.
* You didn’t learn how to build instant rapport with anyone.
* You didn’t learn how to use word pictures.
* You didn’t learn how to talk directly to the subconscious mind of the prospect.
* You didn’t learn why prospects tell you "no" when they should be agreeing with you.
* You didn’t learn the first things you must say to cold prospects.
* You didn’t learn how to locate and create leaders.
* You didn’t learn how to motivate people.
* You didn’t learn how to get your prospect’s unconscious mind to work for them.
* You didn’t learn how to use stories to bypass the two mind filters of prospects.
* You didn’t learn how to quickly capture your prospects’ imagination and attention.
* You didn’t learn how to ...

So stop blaming the business.

The business doesn’t work.

You work.

Tom (Big Al) Schreiter

www.fortunenow.com 









Tuesday, July 7, 2015

#USANA Fast Start Enrollment Pack Information



We’re sure that you have heard about the new USANA Fast Start Enrollment Pack which became available in the US on Monday, July 6th.

In order for you to easily learn all the details about this powerful new Enrollment Pack, and how you and your team members can use it to accelerate your USANA business growth, we have made some key documents readily available for your convenience at the following links:

Fast Start Pack Details – Learn what is included in the Fast Start Enrollment Pack

Fast Start Pack Checklist – Action Steps for New Associates on How to Best Use the Fast Start Enrollment Pack

Fast Start Pack Compensation Info – Learn How to Use the Fast Start Enrollment Pack to Maximize Commissions for You and Your Team

US Associate Pricelist – Updated USANA US Associate Price List Including the Fast Start Enrollment Pack (Item #405 on Page 3)

Important Reminder: Please remember that the Fast Start Enrollment Pack is only available in the US, for US Distributors who bring in new US teammates. 

Pete and Dora Zdanis






Monday, July 6, 2015

Carli Lloyd’s Golden Goals




The first goal was a left-foot strike in the sixth minute of overtime. The player, a relative newbie on the international scene, called it “a dream come true, and also kind of shocking at the same time.”

The second goal came screaming off the right foot of an experienced, resurgent star. The shot blazed past the outstretched arms of the goalkeeper and tucked just inside the post.

The results were the same—Olympic gold. And they made USANA Brand Ambassador Carli Lloyd the only soccer player, male or female, to score a gold-medal-winning goal in two Olympics.

But that’s where the similarities end.

Building to Beijing

It took five years for Carli to find the game. Once she did, the soccer ball rarely left her feet.

Like so many others, her dreams were built on the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and their historic run to the 1999 Women’s World Cup title. Carli was in the stands for a game, watching her heroes.

Nine years later, she was the one mobbed by teammates after scoring her first gold-medal-winning goal in overtime against Brazil in Beijing. It made Carli the 2008 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year and launched her into stardom.

London 2012

Carli, now a stalwart of the USWNT with over 100 international appearances, was suddenly on the bench. But an injury to a teammate during the first match put Carli back on the pitch.

“I wanted to prove my coach and my doubters wrong,” she says. “I waited for my opportunity and I got it and I made sure to seize it.”

Carli scored the winner in that first match and added a goal against Colombia later in the tournament. Then there was the gold-medal match against Japan. Carli scored both U.S. goals, writing her name in the record books.

Tackling Challenges

Those goals will be part of Carli’s legacy, but they don’t tell the whole story. The buildup to these moments are filled with obstacles overcome and failures turned into lessons.

“You don’t learn if things are going well,” Carli says. “You learn from the obstacles and looking at the positives—as hard as that is.”

She almost quit the U.S. under-21 team. Competing with other stars for the first time was almost too hard. But she found a mentor and trainer who helped her refocus on soccer. Carli credits him with transforming her game on and off the field.

There were injuries—like the broken ankle in 2010—missed shots, tough losses, and setbacks. But Carli came out stronger. “I just keep fighting and fighting and raising the bar and exceed limits that don’t even exist yet,” she says.

And that’s the real difference between those two goals. The focus and determination that turns an opportunity into stardom and a little girl with a soccer ball into a legend.

Source: USANA Health Sciences






Saturday, July 4, 2015

#USANA July 2015 Happenings




Here is a summary of everything you need to know about what is happening in USANA in July, 2015:  http://bit.ly/Zdanis070115

Please be sure to review the information about the new USANA Fast Start Enrollment Pack which will be available in the US on July 6th, 2015*

* This is only available in the US, for US Distributors who bring in new US teammates.