What is Homeostasis and Why Does it Matter to Me?

Jul 16,2018

By Tammy Pon, M.D. When I reflect upon TriVita’s Essentials for Health and Wellness, the word “homeostasis” comes to mind. The goal of the Essentials is to help people “experience wellness,” which goes beyond supporting our biochemistry with nutrients and exercise.It includes emotional and spiritual health, all wrapped up together…
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The Connection Between C-Reactive Protein, Inflammation and Heart Disease

Jul 15,2018

Why you should ask your doctor for a CRP test By Lester Adler, M.D., M.D.H. For all the ways bodies are harmed, by viruses, bacteria or trauma, the immune system has but one defense: inflammation. Just a hard pinch will initiate swelling, redness, heat and pain. Specialized cells rush to…
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How to Get a Job… After Retirement

Jul 14,2018

Once upon a time, the “retirement years” evoked images of RV travel, hobbies galore and a general life of leisure. Today, expectations are completely different for those entering “retirement age.” Recent research from the TransAmerica Center for Retirement Studies shows that a whopping 82% of those in their 60s expect…
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How to Avoid the Acceptance Trap

Jul 13,2018

By Mamiko Odegard, Ph.D. Are you ready to claim your true value without having to wait for others to like, accept, approve of and love you? Recognize the fear within you that needs the validation of your worth. What is it that is keeping you from that goal? Is it…
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Celebrating 19 Years of Wellness!

Jul 11,2018

A lot has changed in 19 years, but our appreciation for our members has not. Watch this special message from founder and CEO Michael Ellison and other TriVita employees.
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Why is Your Blood Pressure Such a Big Deal?

Jul 10,2018

By Daniela Radulescu, M.D. Blood pressure matters because when it’s too high it can lead to serious health problems: heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. That’s why statistics from the U.S., many Western nations and Australia on high blood pressure in adults are alarming—about one in three adults…
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8 Ways to Make Summer Grilling Healthier

Jul 09,2018

By Christa Orecchio For many of us, summer eating means outdoor cooking and lots of barbeques. Grilling is a longtime fun tradition for so many of us—but did you know there are healthy and unhealthy ways to grill? When we grill using high heat, proteins in meat and fish can…
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Mitochondria—The Key to Human Longevity

Jul 08,2018

Mitochrondria is an intimidating word that’s thrown around a lot in medical websites and journals, but how many of us really understand its importance? Mitochondria are simply the tiny factories in each of our cells that turn the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe into energy. Aging speeds…
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Spiritual health: Are You Getting The Whole Picture?

Jul 07,2018

By Chaplain Donna Kafer “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” ~ Psalm 139:13-14 When it comes to caring for our physical, mental and…
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Seven Secrets to Turbocharge Your brain

Jul 06,2018

By Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. The brain is the most powerful, most staggeringly complex electro-biochemical machine ever created. Above and behind our eyes are 100 billion neurons in a small calcium shell, laced with organic pumps, channels and switches. Until recently, this complicated organ was thought to be static and…
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