Greetings ARIIX Family,
This month, we have several important topics to share with you. Foremost is our new ongoing Medical Minute segment, brought to you by Dr. Ray Strand, followed by a brief recap of how we spent the ARIIX Worldwide Day of Service here in SLC, and finally, some best practices for product handling and a chart including all products and their storage information, which you may find useful to keep on hand for future reference. Thank you for joining us this month to learn more about our products and your health!
As many are aware, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ray Strand, is a wealth of information on health and wellness, having literally written the book on the subject (actually, he has written several books!). Dr. Strand is also the author of numerous Medical Minute articles, which he has graciously provided to us to be included in this Journal. Many of these Medical Minutes can be found on the ARIIX YouTube channel.
We anticipate including a Medical Minute in each issue moving forward, as well as other articles provided by Dr. Strand on a periodic basis.
Medical Minute #1: Should You Be Taking Nutritional Supplements?
I have been involved in a private family practice for more than 30 years. For more than 23 years, I did everything possible to keep my patients from taking nutritional supplements. After all, this is how I was trained at the University of Colorado Medical School. Even though I did not receive much training in nutrition during my medical school years, I certainly remember my professors telling us that supplements only created expensive urine. They insisted that patients only needed to eat a healthy diet to receive nutrients necessary for optimal health.
During the past 17 years, I have researched the medical literature and the scientific studies to learn if there are really any health benefits for my patients who take high-quality, complete and balanced nutritional supplements. This was certainly not something I heard from the pharmaceutical reps who were always invading my office. This is something I had to research on my own. I will be presenting the medical evidence that demands a verdict — should you be taking nutritional supplements? These “Medical Minutes” will allow you an easy, convenient way to learn how to become proactive in protecting your health or possibly even regaining it.
In the process of creating energy within the furnace or fireplace of a cell, occasionally a charged oxygen molecule, called a free radical, is created. A free radical is an oxygen molecule that has at least one unpaired electron in its outer orbit. This literally gives the molecule an electrical charge, which creates very rapid movement as it tries to find an electron from the tissue around it. If it is not readily neutralized by an antioxidant, it can go on to damage the cell wall, vessel wall, proteins, fats, and even the DNA nucleus of the cell.
The medical and scientific literature has shown us beyond a shadow of a doubt that the root cause of more than 100 chronic degenerative diseases is the result of oxidative stress from excessive free radicals. These diseases include heart disease, diabetes, strokes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, MS, lupus, and the list goes on and on. You will learn in future articles why taking nutritional supplements gives you the best opportunity to prevent or delay these degenerative diseases.
ARIIX Worldwide Day of Service
We’d like to take a moment to reflect on the first ARIIX Worldwide Day of Service, which took place on October 25, 2018. For our Day of Service, we at the Corporate Office met at our warehouse with Representatives from Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a local charitable organization dedicated to providing beds to children in need. There, we cut lumber and assembled bed frames, and after we were finished, some members of the office went with the charitable group to deliver beds to families. We were pleased to help these children and families, and we look forward to hearing about your experiences during our Worldwide Day of Service! What a great day it was to put others before ourselves and come together for a common cause.
Earlier this year, we discussed that ARIIX products are made with the highest quality, natural ingredients. For a refresher on this discussion, we invite you to take a few minutes to watch the video produced by our world-class marketing team about the quality of ARIIX products. Our team did a wonderful job putting this together! We are excited for everyone to see this video and share it with others. The video can be found at the links below:
USA YouTube: https://youtu.be/qxZdWyYvVdk
Because we make our products with the highest quality, natural ingredients, there are a couple of key points to remember specifically related to changes in the color, texture, flavor and aroma of the products. There is a natural variability of these attributes inherent to natural products. Another source of variation is attributed to the mishandling of the products — for example, storing them in conditions which they are not designed to tolerate. These conditions include, but are not limited to, high heat, high humidity, direct sunlight, being left exposed to air, etc.
When products are handled according to the recommendations of our manufacturing and development experts, their freshness and quality will last much longer than if exposed to adverse conditions. In many instances, these instructions are listed on the packaging. Additionally, please see the chart below for instructions from our manufacturing and development experts. Our intent is always to help our Reps preserve the maximum quality and freshness of ARIIX products. We invite you to share these best practices with our field. It’s a great reminder to always handle our products with care. As always, please let us know if you encounter any questions or concerns.