Youngevity International Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com),
a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also
a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial,
retail, and direct sales channels, has teamed up with actor/celebrity
and health advocate Danny Glover, to help educate individuals on the
benefits of proper nutrition, activity, and wellness principles as
solutions to the growing health concerns of diabetes and obesity.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more
than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and close to 10% of the
population is diabetic. Even with all the information and resources
available to educate individuals on the risks and preventative measures
that can be taken, rates of both of these health issues have been
Youngevity® has been bringing the message of the valuable and beneficial
role of nutrition, exercise and proper dietary supplementation in
combating these types of growing health concerns for over 17 years.
Youngevity products, specifically its signature nutritional systems of
the Healthy Body Paks™, have been designed and formulated to support the
body’s health potential in various health conditions and states, using
the 40 years of research of their founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, and
continued collaboration and evaluation with academic and research
institutions such as Clemson University, University of Manitoba,
University of Boston, University of Minnesota, and University of Rhode
Danny Glover, actor and celebrity health advocate, had been introduced
to the Youngevity® products through a close friend due to some personal
health challenges and he experienced immediate benefits. His passion for
helping others and his celebrity position created an opportunity in
which he asked Youngevity to support his mission in Georgia to educate
individuals about the value and impact nutrition and Youngevity
philosophies on health and wellness.
“I was only taking the products for a few short months when I realized
Youngevity had made a huge impact on my health, more than anything I had
ever taken. Relieving the pain was one thing, but knowing that there was
an amazing solution out there that could help millions of others, that’s
my mission now, I look at this event as the first step to a national
healthy movement,” said Danny Glover, celebrity and actor.
The council of Columbus, Georgia is designating August 15th,
2014 as Danny Glover & Youngevity Day. Various local and national media
will be present during the ceremonies and events will take place on
August 14th-15th, culminating into a presentation
by the mayor, Teresa Tomilson, Friday night in front of hundreds
attending the health seminar.
“We were truly honored for the invitation by Danny Glover and the
amazing people of Columbus, GA on continuing this crusade started 40
years ago by my father, Dr. Joel Wallach, to end suffering by providing
healthy nutrition. We have grown from a few people in a room to millions
in over 32 countries because of opportunities such as this,” said Steve
Wallach, CEO of Youngevity.
Danny Glover will keynote and host a presentation by Youngevity Wellness
Expert and Scientific Advisory Board Member, Sanjeev Javia, on August 15th,
2014. Sanjeev Javia is an international Youngevity speaker who has
presented Youngevity philosophies most recently at the Malaysian Medical
Association, Mexico International Ingredient Conference, and American
Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
“Diabetes and obesity are two of the most nutritionally and lifestyle
preventable diseases we know of, but messaging and educating the
solutions properly are vital. Our scientific and clinical research, our
knowledge of how nutrients support the body’s ability to defend,
protect, and develop, and most importantly our deep understanding of the
behaviors of people, this is what allows us to be leaders in our field,
we’re excited to work with Danny Glover on this mission,” said Sanjeev
Javia, Youngevity Scientific and Athletic Advisory Board Member.
Youngevity and Sanjeev Javia will also be meeting with representatives
of The Quinton Aaron Foundation, a foundation started by Quinton Aaron
the star of the movie, The Blind Side, documenting the story of NFL
Lineman Michael Oher. The Foundation was created to fight bullying and
end childhood obesity.
Youngevity’s weight loss program, developed by Sanjeev Javia, The
Healthy Body Challenge, has helped millions of individuals safely lose
weight and significantly reduce their chances of weight related health
issues, and these principles are being investigated for use in younger
About Youngevity International, Inc.
Youngevity International Inc., (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com)
is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a
wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through
person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of
networks." The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the
finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. The
Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life
and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011. Formerly known as
AL International, Inc., the Company changed its name to Youngevity
International, Inc. in July 2013.
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contribution of Mr. Glover and the use of the Company’s products to help
others increase and protect their health and wellness. These statements
are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are
difficult to predict, including our ability to continue our rapid
growth, the success of our collaboration with Mr. Glover, our ability to
help others increase and protect their health and wellness through the
use of our nutritional systems, including our signature Healthy Body
Paks™, and the other factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2013 and our other filings with the SEC.
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