Herbalife: Growing Since 1980

Christian Ronaldo is a champion soccer player from Portugal. He began his interest in soccer at a young age. His family were big fans of the sport and his father worked with a soccer club. Encouraging his son, who was playing soccer in the streets with his friends, to come down to the club and practice, Ronaldo’s father began training him. After a few years Ronaldo decided he wanted and was talented enough to go pro.


Ronaldo quickly realized that one the many things he needed to do to be a professional athlete was improved his diet and nutrition. Initially only playing for fun, when Ronaldo decided to go pro he had to make some changes. Partnering with Herbalife, a nutritional supplement maker, Ronaldo uses Herbalife products to not only maximize his calorie intake but also as a tool to help recover after games or practices. Even a practice can wear the body down a bit, so Ronaldo uses Herbalife to help his body recover faster and better than it would on its own. This helps him be a stellar athlete and father.


Started in 1980 by Mark Hughes, Herbalife offers a wide array of nutritional supplements, sports care products and weight management products. Hughes began by selling Herbalife products out of the trunk of his care, but the company has grown and made $488 billion in 2015, operates in nearly a hundred countries and employs over 3 million distributors around the world.

By 1984 the company was named the “fastest growing private company” by Inc. magazine when, after only five years, sales had exceeded $400 million from $386,000. Sold for $685 million to J.H. Whitney & Co. and Golden Gate Capital in 2002, the company had gone public but was made private again with this sale. Going public again in 2004, Herbalife raised $1.3 billion in stock sales.


Revamping their business model in 2016, Herbalife manufacture 60% of their products in-house, meaning they control the manufacture process and therefore maintain quality control as well. They are based in Los Angeles, California and their current CEO is Richard Goudis.



Sergio Cortes: Zika Virus Spreads to Brazilian Cities


Zika virus was first identified in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania during the 1940’s. Dr. Sergio Cortes notes that zika virus spread to India and Thailand after leaving the African continent. This took several decades to occur.

Zika Virus Reaches Brazil
The zika virus in now widely consider considered an epidemic that started in the year 2015. This is year that reports of zika virus infection stated to grow exponentially. The Brazilian government has confirmed than a strong link exist between zika virus and the development of microcephaly, which is a type infection that in most cases that causes babies to be born with small heads and damaged brains due to misinformation in the womb. As a result of this, the World Health Organization has sent out a special health alert and is working with Brazilian health officials to limit the spread of the virus, says Dr. Sergio Cortes.

In north area of Brazil has the most reported microcephaly cases from zika virus infection, cites Dr. Sergio Cortes. In total, there are close to 1200 cases in Brazil which spans hundreds of populated cities. There has already been a death attributed to zika virus in the country of Brazil of a young child.

According to a health bulletin released by Brazil’s Ministry of Health, many unknown variables still surround zika virus and the disease is not fully documented. A principal issue is, says Dr. Sergio Cortes, how the virus effect an unborn fetus during its development. Knowing this information would assist in furthering the development of a vaccine to prevent disease, or limit it from affecting an unborn child’s development during pregnancy.

Currently no vaccines exist to prevent infection of zika virus. Steps must be taken to prevent the spread of the disease by mosquitoes. The Aedes aegypti is the mosquito responsible for infecting humans with zika virus. Families must be educated on how to make remove standing water from there property and not provide a suitable breeding place for mosquitos.

How to Stop the Spread of Zika
Methods to prevent the spread of zika virus are similar for those used against dengue and chikungunya. This primarily involves not allowing standing water in open containers or objects. The mosquito often uses those open areas to lay its eggs which could multiply and infect people with the zika virus.

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Source: http://sergiocortesoficial.com/2015/12/18/descubra-mais-sobre-o-zika-virus-com-o-dr-sergio-cortes

North American Spine Doctors Offer Procedure That Can Provide Immediate Relief

Previously, PR Newswire reports that major surgery has been the only solution for individuals that suffer from chronic back and neck pains. Skeptical about having major surgery, these chronic back and neck pain suffers refused to go under the knife due to myths that have been heard about the dangers of surgery and also the lengthy recovery time involved. According to a PR Newswire release there is a procedure called the AccuraScope that offers relief without the need for major surgery.

The AccuraScope procedure takes less than an hour and is minimally invasive. Currently the procedure is performed by North American Spine Doctors located in Dallas. These groups of surgeons perform the procedure with the help of a tiny laser that is limited to working only on the tissue it touches.

According to reports the relief offered by the AccuraScope Procedure is immediate. Patients like Joe Berry, an individual who for years has suffered from constant pain, found instant relief due to the procedure. Berry is a former firefighter and EMT that found it difficult to perform his job as well as enjoy his daily life. It has been reported that with help of the procedure Berry is now able to enjoy a pain free life with his family and work without any aches.

There are numerous success stories that mimic Berry’s. More than 8,000 AccuraScope Procedures have been done with an 82% success rate. The minimally invasive procedure has helped neck and back pain suffers to find immediate relief.