A Message from Youngevity Co-founder and CEO
Some Thoughts on COVID-19 and An Introduction to My New Blog Series.
I’m Steve Wallach, Co-founder and CEO of Youngevity, and I want to start by sending well wishes to you and your loved ones during these challenging times.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce my new monthly blog series, beginning in April, which will explore the latest science and research behind a wide range of health topics.
But for now, I’d like to stay focused and to share a few important thoughts on COVID-19.
Listen to the Experts
It’s crucial for us to stay healthy, support each other, and practice daily habits that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly to those who are most vulnerable. The best way to achieve this is by following federal, state, and local guidelines and referring to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. These efforts will also help keep our immune systems as strong as possible.
Maintain Mental Health
Yes, there are physical symptoms associated with the Coronavirus, but it’s equally important during this time to stay mentally healthy. After all, we’re being isolated in our homes for a sustained period of time. Now more than ever, we are at risk of stress, loneliness, and anxiety which can also negatively impact our health in a myriad of ways.
Personally, I’ve found it helpful to use digital apps on my computer or my phone, like FaceTime, Facebook Live, and Zoom to stay connected to family and friends. It’s amazing what just 30 minutes of this kind of activity can do to lift your spirits! This is also a rare opportunity to spend quality time with our children and significant others, which isn’t otherwise possible. For example, something as simple as a board game can help pass the time and bring us closer.
Experts also say to continue doing outside activities, especially exercise, to get some fresh air and alleviate stress–and it could be as simple as taking a walk outside. Just make sure to avoid large groups and always keep at least six feet of distance between you and others. For some inspiration on how to work a little outdoor time into your daily ritual, check out this Youngevity Life video (hosted by our health coach, Dr. James Rouse) about the importance of keeping the mind and body in balance.
In addition, our Better Health Challenge Facebook page has tons of videos that include tips on how to get and stay healthy that are especially helpful during this time, along with several different workouts including yoga you can do from right at home.
Finally, as many of us re-familiarize ourselves with cooking on a daily basis, I’d also recommend checking out the Better Health Challenge website for great food programs and tasty recipes. You could make a new recipe every day! Plus, I know for myself, this has been a great time to re-discover all of our Saveur Natural Foods products and the mouth-watering recipes in our blog.
Products with Practices
In addition to adding daily routines for your physical and mental health, we feel very fortunate that we’re able to offer a number of products that can help support your immune system during a time when we all have a heightened awareness about our health.
Well, it goes without saying that my father, Dr. Joel Wallach, and I have a few of our go-to favorites.
Here they are:
Ultimate Colloidal Silver Plus™ – A personal favorite of mine, this dietary supplement contains 5 ppm per dose of pure silver, known for its immune-supporting properties.*
Ultimate Selenium – As the name suggests, it provides selenium which can’t be made by the human body. But, moreover, ours is different from anything else in the marketplace because it includes other essential trace minerals, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants known to help support the immune system and other areas of health.*
i26 Hyperimmune Egg Powder – One of our most beloved products, it provides antibodies and immune factors that help eliminate bacterial pathogens and balance immune inflammatory responses.*
ZRadical™ – This product is an absolute powerhouse and lauded by so many of our customers as their favorite. It combines the powers of fucoidan—used for centuries to provide protective health properties—with a blend of antioxidant-rich vitamins and botanicals that help maintain healthy immune function.*
Remember, We Are Always Here for You
In our 23 year history, we have endured mandatory evacuations due to wild fires, a 7.0 earth quake, the tragedies of 911, and the “Great Recession.” And together, we will endure, survive and eventually thrive beyond COVID-19. We are committed to supporting ALL OF YOU as much as we can. We will retain and support our committed staff, continue providing your favorite health and wellness products, and come out of this stronger and more united than ever before.
May God Bless Each and Every One of You.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.