Auto-Ships The Easy Way

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

As many of you know, setting up an automatic shipment to be sent out to you each month is an easy way to make sure you don't run out of product and to make sure you don't miss out on any bonuses payable to you.

Just log in on our website with your ID# and password (If you've forgotten your password just call the office) and click on the Auto-Ship link.

In here you can choose to have the products that you use most, replenished on the same day of every month. If you think you might like to choose different products each month, you can now go in here at any time* and change the template on your account. It's really simple.


Friday Fun Read: The Lazy Man’s Way to Reduce Bad Cholesterol

Friday, June 25, 2010

By guest writer Deborah Land

The Myth of Good and Bad Cholesterol

There are actually two types of cholesterol, which is not a known fact for people who misconstrue it as something bad. HDL is the name of the good cholesterol, while the bad one is called LDL. A bloodstream with too much LDL will result in plaques in the arteries. Over time, blood will have a difficult time traveling through your arteries because the opening becomes narrow thanks to the amount of bad cholesterol in it. Dietary cholesterol is not the culprit for high cholesterol in the blood. Rather, it is copious amounts of saturated fat along with Tran’s fat that is to blame for the tightening of the artery. To keep your cholesterol on the low level, you should eat plenty of unsaturated fats and fibrous foods, as well as exercise often.

Cholesterol Numbers and What They Mean

On an average, adults need to have cholesterol checks every five years. Each time you get a cholesterol check it will yield four results: total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and Triglycerides. You will probably need more exercise and dietary change if you go above or below the healthy levels.
Total Cholesterol - less than 200 mg/dL (5.2 mmol/L)
LDL Cholesterol - less than 100 mg/dL (2.6 mmol/L)
HDL Cholesterol - greater than 40 mg/dL (1.0 mmol/L)
Triglycerides - less than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L)

Can Vitamin E Protect Your Heart?

Vegetable oils, nuts and leafy vegetables are good sources of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is not proven to stop you from getting a stroke, but it can lessen your heart disease risk level.

Five Great Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

1. Oatmeal and Oat Bran: These contain a high amount of soluble fiber, which can lower LDL.
2. Fish: Fish is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which lowers LDL and raises HDL.
3. Nuts: Not only are nuts high in fiber, but they contain the healthy fats you need to keep LDL in check.
4. Plant Sterols: There are found in foods like margarine, salad dressing, orange juice, and functional cookies. 2 grams per day will lower your LDL by 10-15%.
5. Soy: This popular meat replacement can lower LDL by up to 3%.

Plant Sterols and their Healthy Benefits

Foods such as whole grain cereals, granola bars, brown rice, and fat free milk are rich sources of plant sterols. You can easily help your heart when you start eating foods packed with plant sterols and avoid eating foods that contain saturated fats. A saturated fat-filled diet is not canceled out by this. Exercising often as well as eating healthy food will keep your cholesterol in check.

About the Writer - Deborah H. Land writes for cholesterol reduction diet site, her personal hobby blog she uses to help people lower bad cholesterol levels.


New Extended Customer Service Hours

Thursday, June 24, 2010

With the rapid growth and momentum we are experiencing across the continent, we have found the need to extend our North America Customer Service hours so that we can continue to support all your enrollment and order needs.

Beginning July 6, North America Customer Service (US, Canada, Mexico) will have the following hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm MDT
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT
Closed Sunday

You can contact Customer Service during these hours at 801-431-7660. Remember, you can place orders, change autoships, or complete enrollments online at anytime.

When corresponding with Customer Service, please use the new fax lines:
Customer Service Fax: 801-443-3279
Compliance Fax: 801-443-3282


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
--Dale Carnegie


Bless Your Heart in a Big Way!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Synergy is going BIG, and this time super-sizing is good for your heart.

ProArgi-9 Plus is a powerful formulation that offers amazing, life-changing health benefits. A product this good is meant to be shared, so we now have a family-sized Jumbo Jar with just the right amount of product for everyone in your household to enjoy.

One Jumbo Jar includes six canisters worth of product to last you and your family throughout the month. At the introductory price, you can purchase a Jumbo Jar for only $225 (170 CV)--a savings of $189 over purchasing six regular jars!

Call Customer Service at 801-431-7660 or order online today to purchase your family-sized Jumbo Jar, and have just the right amount of product for everyone in your household to enjoy.


Friday Fun Read

Friday, June 18, 2010

This article, published in the Wall Street Journal and detailing the risk of heart disease, aligns with Synergy's mission to protect the heart using preventative measures such as ProArgi-9 Plus:

Your Risk of Heart Disease
How to Turn Back the Clock When Your Blood Vessels Grow Old Before You Do

"A man is as old as his arteries."

–Thomas Sydenham, English physician, 1624-1689

This comment, made nearly four centuries ago, raises a provocative modern-day question: Do you know how old your arteries are?

It is a question gaining increasing attention as researchers look for more effective ways to communicate risk of cardiovascular disease to patients and to motivate them to make changes in their lives that can help prevent heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart-related problems later in life.

Several tools are available that enable doctors and patients to calculate vascular age. These suggest there can be a substantial difference between how old you are and how old your blood vessels are. For instance, the vascular age of a 35-year-old man who smokes and has diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol could be as high as 76 years old—more than double his chronological age, according to a recent study. The arteries of a 30-year-old woman with similar risk factors could be equivalent to those of an average woman who is more than 80 years old.

Such a calculation "gives a sense that your risk-factor burden is making you age faster than you think you are," says Donald Lloyd-Jones, a preventive cardiologist at Northwestern University, Chicago, who co-authored the recent study, which appeared in the journal Circulation last August. "The more you can make it concrete, the better you can impart information about risk."

The good news, doctors say, is that by taking steps to reduce risk factors and the damage they inflict on arteries, it is possible to turn back the clock on vascular age.

With optimal cholesterol and blood pressure and no diabetes, the vascular age of a 74-year-old non-smoking man could be as low as 60, according to the report by Dr. Lloyd-Jones. A similarly healthy 74-year-old woman could have arteries as young as 53, or 21 years less than her chronological age.

The concept of vascular age underscores the crucial role blood vessels play in maintaining heart health. A single layer of cells called the endothelium lines the walls of every blood vessel in the body. Along with a layer of elastic tissue, the endothelium comprises what is called the intima.

Bryan Donohue, chief of cardiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside, calls the intima "the governing intelligence" of vascular health. Knowledge it contains and communicates with the blood enables blood to course through the body without clotting, he says. It also helps to keep arteries flexible or compliant.

Over time, however, the effects of high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and tobacco smoke provide a toxic milieu that injures the endothelium. That causes an inflammatory response intended to heal the artery wall, but that in the face of continuous injury only makes things worse.

The progressive result is an accumulation of fatty deposits called plaque that can rupture or have their caps shear off, causing clots that lead to heart attacks. In addition, artery walls can stiffen, transforming compliant arteries into conduits like "Styrofoam tubes," Dr. Donohue says, that increase both blood pressure and the workload on the heart.

All of this explains in part why heart experts are concerned that the nation's obesity epidemic and the surge in diabetes rates threaten to unravel decades of progress against heart disease. Both high body mass, particularly belly fat that accounts for a person's bulging waist line, and diabetes have a pernicious effect on the health of adult blood vessels. In addition, recent research among children and adolescents at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and elsewhere has documented arterial stiffness and other heart-related structural abnormalities once thought to occur only in aging adults.

Even if your weight is under control, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, sedentary living and stress all are culprits that can accelerate vascular age. Over time, the steady beating of your heart—70 times a minute, or more than 100,000 heartbeats a day—exacts wear and tear on your vessels as well.

Dr. Lloyd-Jones's analysis of vascular age is based on an updated version of the Framingham Risk Score, a widely used instrument that uses a formula based on gender, age, cholesterol and blood pressure levels and smoking status to estimate a person's 10-year risk of a heart attack or heart-related death. The new version, published in Circulation in 2008, added stroke, heart failure and disease in the leg arteries to broaden the scope of the tool, as well as a point system that linked a relative 10-year risk to vascular age.

"People may have a low 10-year risk, but their 40-year risk is going to be large," says Ralph D'Agostino, a Framingham Heart Study investigator and mathematician at Boston University. Looking at vascular age can "let them know where they might be heading if they don't start paying attention."

Similar warnings can come from deriving vascular age from a CT scan that detects accumulation of calcium in the coronary arteries, or on an ultrasound test known as CIMT (for carotid intima media thickness) that measures the thickness of the inner lining of the carotid arteries in the neck.

Typically, results of these tests are expressed in percentiles and risk probabilities, which "human beings don't understand at all," says Dr. Lloyd-Jones. For instance, a Framingham score may indicate someone has a 7% chance, or low risk, of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. "If I say you are 45, but you have the risk of an otherwise healthy 67-year-old,' that somehow gets in our brain better" than a percentage risk, he says.

Dr. Lloyd-Jones cautions that there isn't evidence linking a calculation of artery age directly to what's actually going on inside a patients' vessels. But, he says, "We hope this is another way to get patients to pay attention to their lifestyle and adhere to medicines if they need them."

Peter Tripoli is a case in point. A few weeks ago, the 50-year-old vice president of a software firm experienced shortness of breath and chest pain. Several tests didn't find any evidence of obstruction, but he went to Dr. Donohue's clinic in Washington, Pa., for a checkup with Linda Gordon, a nurse practitioner.

Mr. Tripoli, thick around the waist, acknowledged he had gained 40 pounds in the past three years. During the same time, his total cholesterol jumped to 249 from 192.

Mrs. Gordon took his blood pressure, which was 98/70, consistent with prior readings, he said, and well within healthy recommended levels of below 120/80. "If I don't get this blubber off me, it won't stay that way," he said. He said he just needed a little motivation.

Mrs. Gordon punched Mr. Tripoli's risk-factor numbers and other data into a software program she developed called Intimal Health. Based on evidence from clinical studies, it prints out recommendations customized to each patient as a guide to healthy habits that can help rejuvenate their arteries. She asked him to come back in six weeks for a progress report, when adding a cholesterol-lowering statin would be considered.

"Everything we do—diet, exercise, the medications—they are geared toward improving the environment that the artery lives in," Mrs. Gordon told him.

Using the traditional Framingham Risk Score, Mr. Tripoli's 10-year risk of a heart attack—bolstered by his favorable blood pressure reading—was a low 6%. While keeping vessels young is a focus of the clinic, Mrs. Gordon doesn't usually calculate a patient's vascular age. But in this case, she ran Mr. Tripoli's age, cholesterol numbers and blood pressure through the updated Framingham Heart risk score.

The result: His arteries were equivalent to those of a 64-year-old man.

"That's striking," Mr. Tripoli said, indicating he was prepared to get it lower. "I'm one of those people who has a chance to avert a catastrophe."


Stewart's Executive Message

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Team Members,

Summer is an exciting season full of family vacations, barbeques, and time at the pool. Heading into the summer months, Synergy’s momentum keeps building thanks to Team Members who are energetic about the company and products and who have established creative, successful strategies for their businesses. These successful Team Members understand that summer is the perfect time to grow and build a business. During these months, people are generally happier, more optimistic about life, are enjoying the outside, and are concerned with health and activity, so they are more easily approached and more receptive to what Synergy can offer. Team Members who understand this principle can really thrive during these hot midyear months and continue their personal game plan throughout the year.

I’ve recently spent a lot of time with Pearl Executive John Hewlett who told me about a business strategy he calls “favorable exposure.” His game plan is to find as many ways as possible to expose the Synergy name and its components, and he constantly explores new ways to connect with people and tell them about ProArgi-9 Plus. He reaches out through phone calls, web video messages, emails, and person-to-person contacts. More than anything, he understands that in order to be successful during the busy summer months he needs to set aside time to plan, contact, and be in front of people. Instead of letting summer parties take over his time, he uses them as networking opportunities to expand his prospect list.

Pearl Executive Steve Seely has developed his own summer strategy that gives him unique opportunities to share Synergy. Summer is synonymous with barbeques, so Steve travels around the country hosting barbeques that turn into fun opportunity meetings. He makes new friends, satisfies the pallet, and builds his team all in one. By following John and Steve’s examples or by creating a summer plan of your own, you can add some heat to your business and ignite your team this summer.

Leading into the season, a few Team Members are already on fire. Marty Holker continues to shine as he exponentially builds his team. Additionally, May added another Team Member to our growing list of top leaders. New Team Director Gerri Bingham is not just another name on the list, however. She has faithfully been with Synergy for years, and her committed and steady efforts are yielding great results. We appreciate her continued dedication and optimism—her positive attitude has influenced many lives for good.

Now is not the time to slow down. You can’t afford to get sluggish as the days get longer and hotter. Take advantage of all that summer offers to launch your business in preparation for the Summit coming up in October. This will be the biggest and most important event of the year. I don’t want to give anything away, but attendees will be among the first to experience new products, learn new business approaches, hear about new promotions, see new sales tools, and discover new enhancements. We have a lot in the works for the Summit, so make sure you are there to witness it for yourself.

An exciting and important part of our Summit is the Recognition Evening where we will recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our hard-working Team Members. Many such Team Members have put in extra effort throughout the month of May, and I would like to take a moment to congratulate each of them on their success:

Gerri Bingham

Brian and Nancy Kerbs
Renee and Jim Creasey

Lorin Leavitt
Marian Brinkman
Healthy And Fit
Accessories West LTD
Help Partnership
Javan Kaiama
Sherry Burns

Yolanda Casados
Healthy Horizons + Inc
Donna Nish
Hyland Enterprises
NJJ Global Enterprises
Toni W. Holt
Linda Baldock

Hang Thu Le
Western Financial Group Inc
Dr Curt Maxwell
Diane Cote
Norman West
Diana Lucas
Susan J. Nichols
Neilson Openano
Eric Apaka
Matthew R Weeks
Sherri Topilko

Dean Anderson
James Cook
Richard Swainson
Smash Through Mentor LTD
Kevin G Beazer
Hammer Enterprises
Margaret Baldock
Lynnett Martin
Cynthia J Wiggins Inc
Edward Pula
Mary Kurpiela
David Vore
Matthew C. Price
Waianae Meat Market
Jacqueline Wiggins
Lorelei Yamaguchi
Shirley Holladay
Lori Kaneshiro
Glenn Wilson
Laverne U And Reginald Tanaka-Kawaakoa

Woolsey Investments
Tony Rios
Scottys Product LLC
Jim Gilbert
Patti Zierse
Michael Holker
Valerie Goold Tolman
Nikki Wooten
Gwendolyn Earll
Tanya A Garcia
Tamera Casavant
Earlyne Garcia
Maria Olivares
Rosette Romancia
Lenora Ishihara
Kdk Marketing Inc.
Ultimate Heart
Wesley Anzai
Iwalani Ahquin
Mark Fulcher
Doug Mendenhall
Christine Nelson
Earl White
Edith M Johnson
Chandas LP
By Jhulsz-1118580 Alberta LTD
Kim Forbes
Helen M Staebell
Tanya R Stout
Grego Mendoza
Think Health
Vitalcare Technology Ent
Ilien D And Herbert G Brunken
Dale Foss
Galen L Daily
Tracy Mireault
Carmen Ramirez
Selena Swann
Bbl Marketing LLC
Jim O. Fawver
Pene Wendell
Douglas S. Johnson D.C.
Melina Tran
Jeanine Keohokalole
Nyle Dusenbery
Helen Muth
Darryl Okamoto
Mary Whitebread
Duane Stegemann
Donald Lawrence
Suet Fong Yau
Julie S. Williams
Garth Toone
Robert Wischmeier
Ladene Reidhead
Suzanne M. Affinati
Chryle And Daryl Bascom
B. Lynne Hoff
Leecia Rad
Ted Lybbert
Jennifer Ah Sam
Kimberlee Cullimore
Stacy Thomas
Steve Holmes
Teuila Iese
Jamie L Lawrence

The Team Members who are growing their businesses have set their sites on success and have created personal and unique game plans to get them there. They are focused on building and on sharing the Synergy message, and they are finding new ways to connect people to this great company. You, too, can be among the successful. Adopt your own game plan and focus on your goals. Start gearing up for the Summit in October. It’s just around the corner and it will be so beneficial to your business. The Summit is the biggest event of the year for Synergy WorldWide, so make sure you are a part of it.

All the best,

Stewart Rutter
Vice-President of Sales


New Scandinavia Warehouse

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Synergy is thriving all over the world. This week's new development is happening in Scandinavia. Synergy just opened a new warehouse in Sweden that will service Sweden and Norway. The first autoship orders will leave from the warehouse tomorrow. This new development will greatly reduce shipping costs and will improve transit time for the area.

Exciting things are happening with Synergy! Stay tuned for more awesome international and local Synergy news.


We’re back!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Synergy Central is an excellent resource to learn about the happenings at Synergy, read about health and business related topics, and hear from Executives and top Team Members. Visit the site often to stay up to date on everything Synergy.


National Get Outdoors Day

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 12, 2010 is National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day). GO Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Spend the day outside building relationships, exercising, and soaking up fresh air and sunlight.

GO Day is part of Great Outdoors Month which helps to highlight the benefits of spending time and volunteering outside to individuals, families, communities and the nation. According to, all month long people are celebrating opportunities to spend time outdoors and maintain a healthier lifestyle. For example, through recreational activities such as fishing skiing, biking, and nature watching, we can enjoy the outdoors while maintaining a healthier lifestyle. In addition, volunteerism for environmental education programs, local parks and nature conservancies helps to sustain park trails, restore wildlife habitats, and protect our environment for future generations.

GO Day and the Great Outdoors Month reflect Synergy’s mission to Leave a Legacy and to live healthier lifestyles. Take advantage of this opportunity to take Synergy’s mission to heart, and get out and enjoy the great outdoors.