Child health

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My biggest priority in life is the well being of my children. It is my responsibility to make sure they are healthy and happy. This is in my case achieved by exposing them to different  activities ie. sports, having them socially active, good education and making sure they have the correct nutrition. Now the last part is not always easy. The diet of a child is extremely important so we need to look after that. In the fast paced world and all the products on the market it becomes very likely that we are not getting enough (yes us adults also!!) nutrients in, so supplementation becomes a must. Now what I have found is that all the products on the shelf have no guarantees that they will actually do your child any good, so it becomes guess work. The reason why I got involved with Nuskin is because they are the only company that can measure your health and guarantee improvement after taking the product for 2 months. Now this unique in the industry. Wouldn’t you like to take charge of your child’s health and take the guess work out of it?

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AgeLOC® ANTI-AGING RESEARCH

NU SKIN CONCLUDES BANNER YEAR FOR ITS

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PROVO, Utah—Feb. 21, 2012—Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., (NYSE:NUS) today announced the conclusion of another banner year for its ageLOC® research. Nu Skin accelerated its anti-aging research in 2011 with more than 30 scientific presentations, posters and articles at various prestigious conferences and symposia around the world. Additionally, the company made further strides with the acquisition of LifeGen Technologies and its genetic database that is based on more than 30 years of anti-aging genetic research.

“2011 was a breakthrough year for us as we continued our ground-breaking ageLOC anti-aging genetic research that is opening new doors of understanding to the genetic source of aging and helping more people to live younger, longer,” said Joe Chang, Ph.D., Nu Skin chief scientific officer. “As we have presented our research around the world, we have been pleased with the favorable response we have received from the scientific community. Looking to 2012, we believe that the best is yet to come for ageLOC science.”

The company’s 2011 scientific presentations focused on its ageLOC science that enables Nu Skin to identify unique groups of genes specific to aging (referred to as Youth Gene Clusters or YGC) that influence aging and then target and reset them to more youthful patterns of activity. This latest scientific research has been incorporated into Nu Skin’s latest product releases including ageLOC® R2 and ageLOC® Galvanic Body Spa.

2011 Scientific Highlights Include:

Acquisition of LifeGen Technologies, LLC

With the acquisition of LifeGen Technologies, Nu Skin now owns what it believes is one of the largest anti-aging databases in the world and has unrestricted access to LifeGen’s scientific data and findings developed over 30 years.  Nu Skin is accelerating its anti-aging genetic research that continues to open doors of new understanding and is providing additional insights for product development. Already the company has felt the positive impact of this database as it incorporates these new insights into products under development for 2013, including solutions for weight management and overall youthspan.

ageLOC Research on Internal Aging
Mark Barlett, Ph.D., vice president of global research and development for Pharmanex nutrition products at Nu Skin, led his team to present several key findings at internationally recognized conferences. Highlights included being an invited speaker at the Second International Conference on Environmental Stressors in Biology and Medicine. Nu Skin presented findings on several topics at the conference including “A Unique Nutritional Formulation to Promote Cellular Protection and Purification Via Induction Of the Nrf2-mediated ARE/Phase II Detoxification Pathways” and “A Unique Blend of Natural Compounds With the Ability to Oppose Age-Related Changes in Gene Expression Related to Dysregulation of Removal of Cellular Debris, Cellular Detoxification, Antioxidant Protection and Inflammatory Balance.”

In addition, Pharmanex nutrition scientists also presented at the Linus Pauling Institute Diet and Optimum Health Conference on “A Systematic Approach to Evaluate and Rank Natural Ingredients Based on Their Ability to Oppose Age-Related Changes in Gene Expression.”

ageLOC Research on the Skin

Led by Helen Knaggs, Ph.D., vice president of global research and development for Nu Skin personal care products, the Nu Skin research and development team had several notable finding presented and published in 2011. An oral presentation shared at the 4th International Conference and Exhibition for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (Nov 2011) showed the effects of equol on human skin gene expression and protein synthesis. In addition, several scientific articles were published including one in the Dermatological Surgery (Dec. 2011), regarding an exploratory study to determine the association between assessed facial skin aging and plasma isoprostane levels in middle-aged Japanese women, and in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (Feb. 2011) showing how functional YGCs can be regulated to reflect a more youthful gene expression profile.

New Patents for ageLOC® Galvanic Body Spa™
Throughout the development of ageLOC science, a number of patents have been licensed or filed to further protect the proprietary information and technology Nu Skin utilizes to develop ageLOC branded products. Nu Skin’s recently launched ageLOC® Galvanic Body Spa system uses patented self-adjusting galvanic currents with patent-pending pulsating technology to diminish the appearance of fat and cellulite to provide a slimmer, smoother, firmer appearance on the arms, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

Additional information on ageLOC Science can be found at http://www.ageloc.com.

About Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. demonstrates its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunity and corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company’s scientific leadership in both skin care and nutrition has established Nu Skin as a premier anti-aging company, evidenced in its unique ageLOC® science that addresses aging at its source. The company’s anti-aging products feature the new ageLOC ® suite of products including the ageLOC® R2 nutritional supplement, ageLOC® Galvanic Spa System and ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa, as well as the ageLOC® Transformation daily skin care system. A global direct selling company, Nu Skin operates in 52 markets worldwide and has more than 850,000 independent distributors. Nu Skin is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NUS.” More information is available at http://www.nuskin.com.

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Triumph update

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As expected from the below article dealing with an engine room fire is a big deal. In this case a fuel line. It now seems that the crew responding to that fire did a fantastic job. Well done guys…… However the investigation isn’t finished yet.

“A U.S. Coast Guard official says the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line.

In a teleconference Monday, Cmdr. Teresa Hatfield estimated that the investigation of the disabled ship would take six months.

She said the Bahamas is leading the investigation, with the coast guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) leading U.S. interests in the probe.

She said investigators have been with the ship since it arrived Thursday in Mobile, Ala. Since then, she said, interviews have been conducted with passengers and crew and forensic analysis has been performed on the ship.

She said the crew responded appropriately to the fire. “They did a very good job,” she said.

In an email after Monday’s conference call, coast guard spokesman Carlos Diaz described the oil return line that leaked as stretching from the ship’s No. 6 engine to the fuel tank.

The Triumph left Galveston, Texas, on Feb. 7 for a four-day trip to Mexico. The fire paralyzed the ship early Feb. 10, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile. Passengers described harsh conditions on board: overflowing toilets, long lines for food, foul odours and tent cities set up for sleeping on deck.

Hatfield said investigators from the coast guard and NTSB would stay with the ship until about the end of the week, then continue work at their respective offices. She said the investigation will look further at the cause of the fire and the crew’s response, as well as why the ship was disabled so long.”

Why travel is so beneficial.

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To start let’s mention 10 benefits traveling does for you:

  1. it broadens your horizons
  2. experiencing different cultures and realizing the same things can be done in different ways
  3. meeting some of the nicest people
  4. doing things you don’t normally do
  5. eating foods that change your taste buds
  6. seeing things you haven’t seen before
  7. learning a new language or part of it
  8. understanding different cultures
  9. sense of adventure
  10. develop skills you didn’t know you had

And the list can go on and on……………..wouldn’t it be nice if you could do that more often? Well I guess you can! Become a professional traveller, work on an airplane, work on a cruise ship work on a yacht and the list goes on, but in reality these jobs are not for everybody. Now one of the best things of travel I think is meeting so many different people. What if you could have a business out of just that……………………………………

I am wondering what you are thinking now, since this is so easy and I know you like it to. Most entrepreneurs say: ‘like what you do and you never work another day in your life’

So why is not everybody doing this? Because we have all been brought up: study hard so you can get a good job and work hard so you can pay the bills at the end of the month and repeat this every month. If you enjoy this then by all means carry on with that. If you don’t isn’t it time for a change? This change doesn’t have to be over night but it can be gradual. As long as you move towards living the life you want every day! Does this take you out of your comfort zone? I am sure it does. Life is to short to not enjoy it!!!

Oh and I forgot one very important point of benefits of travel…….it’s fun!! So why don’t you make your business out of meeting people and it can be all over the world. If you are interested leave me a reply.

Have a great weekend

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Carnival Triumph towed into port

Carnival Triumph is towed towards the docks in Mobile, Alabama,

 

Looking forward to hear the true story of what happened, but in the mean time I am sure the crew worked really hard to make sure everybody walked of alive! So well done all crew that had to step up!

And sure Carnival cruise lines is extremely sorry for the inconvenience this must have caused its guests and will do everything in it’s power to compensate it’s guests and avoid a further PR disaster.

Have a great weekend and great news that everybody walked of unharmed. Looking forward to see the recommendations to avoid the cause of this particular fire.