As many of you know, I’ve been a lifelong champion of prevention, and how simple habits are the shortest path to extending your healthspan. It goes beyond simply living longer (that’s lifespan). Your healthspan is about living more of your years in good health. To me, it’s a big deal because good health is where we get our energy and vitality to fully enjoy life’s adventures. It’s also where we find strength and resilience—both mental and physical—to overcome life’s challenges.
I’ve been thinking about how easy videoconferencing is these days. Especially the incredible ease with which this virtual platform allows us to connect across continents, yet makes us feel as if we were talking with people in the same room. No longer are we limited to the in-person meetings of days gone by.
One of my mentors is Dr. John “Jack” Farquhar, a pioneer in disease prevention. I suppose, like many visionary men and women, his success grew out of frustration: He needed to find a better way. In fact, the Nutrilite™ brand and its leadership position in disease prevention is due, in large part, to Jack and his decision early in his career to find a better way.Continue reading Dr. Jack Farquhar: A Mentor with A Better Way
All the recent media attention about calories has me scratching my head. I think it’s safe to say that most researchers agree that not all calories are equal. Take 100 calories of broccoli and 100 calories of sugary soda. Yes, they have the same number of calories. The difference lies in what the body does with the calories in each of these foods. One provides hunger-curbing fiber along with antioxidants and other nutrients. The other sends your blood sugar soaring, shifting your pancreas into overdrive to secrete excess insulin. Turns out, the quality of calories you consume is as important as quantity, especially when it comes to weight loss.