Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Looking for a Magic Weight Formula?

With the new year comes resolutions, that generally include losing weight. My friend, Dr. Chaney has given us his take on the choices of weight loss vehicles. I have begun a week early on my inch loss decision - ( I am making decisions this year, not resolutions. ) If you want info on Dr. Chaney's reccomended plan, let me know. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on my progress!

To Your Health,

Dear Lisa,

Next week you'll be making your annual New Year's resolution that this will be the year that you finally lose those extra pounds and keep them off!

The good news is that you will have lots of choices for losing that weight.

The bad news is that most of those choices are bogus!

You see each diet book and Internet marketer will have a "magic formula".

Sometimes it will be a "magic" diet composition - low fat diets, low carb diets, high protein diets - or don't eat protein and carbohydrates together.

Sometimes it will be a "magic" food - grapefruit, cabbage soup, acai berries or chocolate.

All of these diets are hyped with a lot of scientific sounding mumbo jumbo and many of them have short term studies that seem to show that they work.

But whenever well designed scientific studies have been performed that compare these diets at equal calorie levels and look at weight loss over two years or more there is not a dimes worth of difference between them.

Despite all of the hype that you will hear, weight loss is solely dependent on the difference between calories in and calories out.

There is no "magic diet formula", no "magic diet composition" and no "magic diet food". Calories rule!

Did you really think that someone had repealed the laws of thermodynamics?

Once you understand and accept that the difference between calories in and calories out is the most important determinant of successful weight loss, you can start to understand the key principles of successful weight loss.

Principle #1: The diet doesn't have to be weird to be successful.

In fact the diet is most likely to succeed if it includes foods that are familiar to you.

If you're a "meat and potatoes" guy, a vegetarian diet is not likely to be successful for you (Some of my friends refer to that kind of diet as "rabbit food").

Plus, we are all different. Some of us will lose weight successfully on one diet. Other people will be more successful on a different diet.

That means that the diet that worked so well for your friend might not work at all for you. You will need to experiment a bit to find the best diet for you

And, before you ask me, your body type or blood type has absolutely nothing to do with which diet is going to work best for you.

I do want to add a caveat, however: You do need to make some changes to your diet. You will want to drop some foods from your diet and include some foods and diet drinks that are new to you.

You will want to think about what you are eating and make conscious choices about which foods are helping you fulfill your goals of losing weight and which are not.

Principle #2: The diet should be one that is healthy in the long run.

I'm particularly talking about the popular high fat, low carbohydrate diets here. It is clear that diets high in fat - particularly saturated and trans fats - are associated with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Plus, high fat diets just don't work well for long term weight control. Fat has more calories than carbohydrate. This is not rocket science!

Just in case you don't believe me you just need to consult the National Weight Control Registry. The National Weight Control Registry was established in
1994 and has tracked the weight loss strategies of over 5000 people who have been successful at keeping their weight off long term.

While those people lost weight using every diet in the books, the vast majority of them that were successful at keeping their weight off long term followed a low calorie, low-fat diet to maintain their weight loss.

Principle #3. Don't forget the other part of the calorie equation.

That's right, I'm talking about exercise.

While you burn some calories every time you exercise, the real value of exercise is that it increases lean muscle mass - and lean muscle mass burns more calories than fat.

Again, if you consult the National Weight Control Registry, you will find that virtually everyone who has been successful at keeping the weight off exercises on an almost daily basis.

Principle #4: Don't start if you can't finish.

Once again, the National Weight Control Registry puts that in perfect perspective.

Almost everyone who was successful at keeping the weight off long term had stopped thinking of it as a diet. It was just a way of life.

It was how they ate. It was the exercise that they liked to do on a daily basis. It no longer required any conscious effort. It no longer required any will power.

This is perhaps the most important weight control principle of all.

When you make your resolutions this New Year, don't make a resolution to change your weight.

Make a resolution to change your life!

To Your Health!
Dr. Stephen G Chaney

Monday, December 28, 2009


 Make protein a part of every breakfast (use Energizing Soy Protein, Cinch or Meal Shakes).

 Reduce refined sugars.

 Change to natural peanut butter (this will help decrease the amount of hydrogenated oil your child consumes and eliminate extra sugar).

 Offer fresh fruits and vegetables every day – buy organic whenever possible.

 Offer only High Quality Proven Food Supplements – ex. Vita Lea or Incredivites, Chewable Vita C, and Chewable CalMag to start.

 Change to non-toxic, biodegradable home cleaning products. Shaklee Get Clean has been used by Oprah, the White House & the Vice-President's residense.

 Utilize a water filtration system that will remove chlorine, pesticides and other harmful substances and give your family delicious tasting water. Buy a Filter or BE a Filter.

 Utilize an air purification system that will purify the air in your home, effectively reducing dust, odors, molds, bacteria, gases and other submicron particulates that could be hazardous to your family’s health.

 Exercise daily.

 Get enough sleep.

“Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.” – U.N. Declaration

Autism Conference Call

I wanted to share this archived conference call from a Business Associate. I don't know if the information here would be helpful to you, but I felt it should have a wider audience. If you need more information, please contact me and I will do my best to get you the additional information.

You can listen in at your convenience. It was recorded Monday, December 28th.

Host: Master Coordinator Sarah Stauber
Guest: Dr. Laurence Becker

Topic: Autism
What is it?
What does it come from?
What can you do?

Dr. Becker has an enormous amount of resources that can help parents and professionals learn how to help children with Autism maximize their potential and perhaps get rid of their symptoms.

This call will be archived on 712-432-8774 pin 53822#

To Your Health,

Doing an office Clean Sweep.

With the new year comes decisions.

(Resolutions get broken, decisions are what I am making this year. )

I am getting a head start by cleaning my office, purging outdated materials, and streamlining, to be more effective.

I came accross a list of sayings, from a presentation by Barb Lagoni that I attended many years ago. Since many of us make a decision to make our health a priority for the new year, I wanted to share a few.

Read the label: set a better table.

90% of Americans are full of it.

Fiber soothes, softens & scrubs.

Buy a filter or BE a filter.

You are either in degrees of healthy or degrees of toxic.

Have any favorites - add them to the comment section.

To Your Health,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Are You Drinking Clean Water?

We have been pondering this in our family. Are any of us drinking clean water? We recently had a large number of prescription drugs that could not be utilized - the question arose how to dispose of them. The recommendations we received from medical staff, pharmacists, and police were to flush them! What????? Not in my water supply.

There has been a lot in the news lately regarding clean water. First they told us drink tap water, then along came bottled water. Those bottles are bbuilding up in our landfill, so the recommendation was to fill your own re-fillable bottle from your tap. So confusing!

There are some great points raised in this article.

To Your Health,

From LOSING IT! With Jillian Michaels
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Are You Drinking Clean H20?
Want an easy way to be good to your body? Stay hydrated by guzzling down more water throughout the day. Water has zero calories, so it doesn't add to your waistline. Plus, it aids in just about every bodily function, including fat burning and energy production.

Unfortunately, the water that comes out of your tap may not be free of flaws. Water authorities do not yet regulate many endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and conventional water-treatment methods weren't designed to remove them. Studies have found trace amounts of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and other substances in municipal water supplies.

Don't be worried thirsty, though. You can get clean water by using water filters religiously. First, go to EPA's Web site to learn about your local water quality and the substances you're dealing with. Then, consider the following three types of filters. Each has its pros and cons, but combining two kinds of filters should get good results.

Reverse-osmosis unit: Using a semipermeable membrane (which allows some molecules to pass through but not others), this type of filter removes particles and molecules of dissolved contaminants. Reverse osmosis can remove heavy metals, bacteria, and viruses, and it may remove some pharmaceuticals. However, it isn't effective for removing pesticides.

Distillation unit: This type of filtration system brings water to a boil, then collects the steam and condenses it back into water, leaving impurities (which need higher temperatures to boil) behind. Distillers can remove heavy metals, bacteria, and viruses, but they can't remove pesticides or pharmaceuticals.

Activated carbon filter: This type is the easiest to find and use. It's available in faucet-mounted models, under-the-sink units, and pitchers. Water flows through a carbon filter that attracts and traps many impurities. The types of contaminants filtered vary by brand, but all activated carbon filters remove chlorine, improve taste, and reduce sediment. Most remove heavy metals and disinfection by-products, and some remove parasites, pesticides, radon, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Staying Healthy during the Holidays...

I thought I'd share this letter on staying healthy during the holidays.

If you want to know more about Cinch, contact me and I'll let you know about our special offer.

To Your Health,

Of course the holidays are fun. But let’s be honest; faced with a dizzying array of shopping, cooking, cleaning, decorating, entertaining guests, and attending too many social events to count, the holiday season can also be stressful, leaving you feeling exhausted, frazzled, and under the weather!

The stress associated with the holidays is a double-edge sword. In the right dose, it can get you going and inspire you to pull together a fabulous holiday meal or find just the perfect gift for someone special. But too much stress all at once, or day after day without a break, can be overwhelming, leaving you prone to holiday melt-downs instead of merriment.

Here are a few ideas to help you manage this holiday season better so it is the happy—and healthy—time it can be!

1) Take Control of Your Schedule

Plan ahead – The next few weeks will be chock full of places to go, people to see, and things to do. This end-of-the-year sprint to the finish zaps even the heartiest among us. It can be helpful to put it all on paper and create a schedule. Book one day to complete your Christmas shopping and another day just for cooking and baking. This can increase efficiency. And be sure to complete your menus, create shopping lists and to-do lists in advance.

Just say no, occasionally - Be realistic with what you can accomplish in a day. Long lines in shopping malls and sitting in traffic jams can increase your stress and leave you short on time. Be realistic with each day’s list—and give yourself permission to take a few items off your plate. Delegate some things to your spouse or even an older child.

Be sure to build in some down time – Take some time for yourself … every day. We ALL need some down time every day. It doesn’t need to be 2 hours—even a 20 minute walk, or sitting and having a cup of tea and reading a good book for 20-30 minutes can recharge your batteries and refresh your soul!

2) Hang on to Your Healthy Habits

A little exercise can go a long way – You’ll feel so much better about indulging in that luscious pumpkin pie or holiday cocktail if you commit to doing something active every day. It’s too easy to skip your daily walk or gym routine. If the weather is bad, try making two brisk circuits around the mall before you do your shopping. Get the family out to the local ice skating rink once a week or find a YMCA or other such location to get in some laps. Exercise helps burn extra calories, helps reduce stress and can help boost your energy!

Eat healthy when you can – Of course you’ll want to sample those seasonal favorites and savor every bite of that holiday meal, but you can also try to be disciplined in filling up with the veggies (with just a smidgen of dip) from the appetizers—and while we’re talking about vegetables, be sure that you eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and/or fruits every day! On non-party days, commit to meals that are based on salads, healthy stir-fry with grilled fish or chicken. This is a great time of year to make a hearty soup full of vegetables and beans. And every morning should start out with a filling Cinch shake—there are a myriad of shake recipes available on www.cinchclub.com.

Avoid fast foods---period! – There just isn’t a good reason to visit fast food places but plenty of good reasons to walk the extra block to find a deli that will make you a wonderful sandwich piled high with veggies on a tasty whole-grain bread choice. Your waistline will thank you!

Snack strategically – Working hard to manage your waistline all year, only to let go completely during the holidays, just doesn’t make sense. So, snack wisely! It really isn’t that hard—it just takes a bit of consciousness-raising. At parties, snack on the carrot sticks, broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes before sampling (yes, just sampling) the dessert table. Go light on the dip and sauces—or better yet, skip them and enjoy the fresh veggies and festive skewers on their own. And, if someone drops off cookies at your home, take them into the office and share them!!

Get your rest – Sleep restores the body and revives your spirits, so make sure to get enough of it—and that means 8 hours for you and 9 to 10 hours for your young children. Too little sleep just compounds the holiday stress and energy drain that can occur for so many.

Remember to take your supplements-- My Rx for a Healthier Life™ is a great foundation providing antioxidants, botanicals and probiotics to support your immune system, vitamins and minerals to round out your diet, a fantastic tasting, energizing breakfast to start your day off right and the incomparable cellular anti-aging dietary supplement, Vivix®!*

Sending warmest wishes for health and happiness,

Dr. Jamie McManus M.D.
Chairman, Medical Affairs and Health Sciences
Shaklee Corporation

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thriving Through the Holidays

Great Advice from the Late Jim Rohn.

To Your Health,

Thriving Through the Holidays by Jim Rohn

The holidays are upon us; a time of celebration and joy. I love the last days of November through the beginning of the New Year. The pure magic of the holidays is something that I anticipate and enjoy each and every year.

For some though, the holidays have lost the joy and excitement they at other times have had. The pace of life has grown so fast—much faster than those first holidays I remember in my life—that some people don’t enjoy the times they get to spend with their family and friends during what is supposed to be days filled with joy and peace.

Why is that? Probably a lot can be laid at the feet of how fast-paced our times are, but that isn’t all.

I believe our holiday times should be wonderful and filled with lasting and enjoyable moments and memories. So how can we ensure that we come out of the holidays in January with great memories of the past month? Here are six thoughts that will help you experience the holidays the way they were intended to be experienced:

Be Temperate
Holidays can be days of excess for many—too much food, too many cookies and treats. Too much chocolate, schedules that are too busy. One thing that will help you enjoy the holidays is to be temperate. Enjoy the food. Enjoy the treats. Enjoy the busy schedule of activities and parties. But also be disciplined enough to know when to hold back, when to say, “No.” When we go overboard we regret it and lose the opportunity to fully experience that moment. But when we enjoy a little and refrain from going too far, then we can enjoy all that little piece of time has to offer.

Lower Your Expectations
Much of the frustration people experience from the holidays is from setting their expectations too high. They expect too much from friends or family, and when they don’t get what they want, they get frustrated. They expect presents to be perfect and when they aren’t, they get frustrated or disappointed. Instead of having huge expectations this holiday season, just take it as it comes and enjoy what you can. And this brings me to my next point.

Enjoy What You Can and Ignore the Rest
This holiday season, go with an attitude of knowing that things will be what they will be. You can’t control other people or their actions. If a family member pushes the limits of your patience, ignore that and instead focus on how much you can enjoy the time you have with other family members. If things don’t go perfectly—which they won’t—then enjoy what you can and let the rest slide. You will feel a lot better about life if you can take all things a little easier.

Stay Out of Debt
Debt is a killer. It will steal your enjoyment of life. Be sure to stay within your financial boundaries this holiday season. The last thing you want is to start the New Year with a deeper burden financially. Know where you are financially and stay within those limits. You don’t have to impress anyone, just buy gifts that you can afford and express your feelings in the giving of the gift.

Take Time for Yourself
Be sure that, no matter how busy you get, you take time for yourself. Take time to read. Take a long bath if that relaxes you. Take a walk. Spend some time of quiet in front of a fire. Don’t rush through the holidays and sap all of your energy. Your mind and body need to be reenergized, so be sure to take time to do so.

Focus on Your Spiritual Life
Ultimately, no matter what tradition you come from, the holidays are historically days in which we focus on the spiritual. Men and women are created with a natural draw toward spiritual life. However, our culture today tends to stay away from a focus on the spiritual, and that has even crept into our holidays. Be sure to place an emphasis on building your spiritual life and growing in that area. This will help keep you grounded and able to deal with anything that may come your way.

Friends, this time of year is another chance to remember the important truths of life and to enjoy time with dear friends and family.

May you experience the very best this holiday season and move into January better than ever!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another popular myth has been busted!

We've all heard the advice - take a baby aspirin every day. What does the research say? I went back to my friend Stephen Chaney, Phd to get the scoop.

To Your Health,

Another popular myth has been busted!
Many doctors advise their patients to take a baby aspirin
every day to reduce their risk of heart attack. And this
recommendation has been repeated so often in the
media and in self-help books and web sites that even
more people are taking an aspirin every day without
even waiting for their doctor to recommend it.
Probably not, accordingly to a new study done by Dr.
Gerry Fowlkes of the Wolfson Unit for Prevention of
Cardiovascular Disease in Edinburgh Scotland. In a
study that he presented at the most recent meeting of
the European Society for Cardiology in Barcelona Spain
he and his colleagues followed 3,000 men at very high risk
for developing heart disease for an average of eight years.
Half of the group was randomly assigned to take an aspirin every day
and the other half was given a placebo. At the end of eight years there
was no difference in the rate of heart attacks or stroke - or risk of death
from any cause - between the two groups. In other words, an aspirin a
day did not decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke and had no
discernible health benefits in this study.
Even worse, there were 34 major bleeds in people taking the aspirin
compared to only 20 in people taking the placebo. And if you looked at
internal bleeding that was so serious that it required hospitalization, the risk was almost double for the aspirin users compared to the placebo users.
The conclusion of this study was that for otherwise healthy people the
risks of taking aspirin outweigh the benefits. The scientists cautioned that for people who have already had a heart attack the benefits of taking an aspirin a day might outweigh the risks.
But I would encourage you to investigate natural alternates rather than relying on a drug to reduce your risk of heart disease. For example several recent clinical studies have shown that as little as 500 mg/day of omega-3 fatty acids, whether from fish or from supplements, can reduce the risk of a second heart attack in someone who has already had one heart attack by 30-40%. And, of course, the Landmark study showed that people who have used the Shaklee supplements for 20 years or more have 1/3 the incidence of angina, heart attack, stroke or congestive heart failure as do people using other company's multivitamins or no supplements at all.

Dr. Stephen Chaney, PhD

Friday, November 13, 2009

Are you taking vitamins & still getting sick?

I keep hearing from people struggling with colds, flus & sinus infections.

So many times I hear -
"I am taking vitamins from the drug store or health food store. I guess they just don't work for me."

Are there differences in vitamins?

What if you could get a guarantee?

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To Your Health,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Have you ever wondered how fires get started in a clothes dryer????

Have you ever wondered how fires get started in a clothes dryer????

Read this story:

“The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something. He went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes). He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh materials. Well, the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh. That’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. This ‘film’ in the dryer sheets makes your clothes soft and static free – and gives them that nice fragrance too. You know how dryer sheets can feel waxy when you take them out of the box? Well that waxy stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This substance cuts down on the efficiency of your dryer and is also what causes dryer units to catch fire! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every month. Doing this will double the life of your dryer!” B. Hanson, Denver, CO

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To Your Health,

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Got Immunity?

I just recieved this letter from my friend Angel. Please feel free to join in on this call and to invite your friends.

To Your Health,

This morning I was talking with a good friend of mine who had just learned that his 8 year old daughter had been diagnosed with H1N1 (swine fever). My question to YOU is: how strong is your immune system? It would definitely not hurt anyone to learn more about how you and your family can have a healthier immune system.

This coming Thursday (October 29, 2010 @ 9 PM Eastern Time) we’ll hear from
MC Barbara Lagoni, who graduated from Cornell University on Food and Nutrition Science and has lectured on the topic of nutrition all over the U.S. and Canada for over 30 years. It’s a conference you can’t miss and, should invite everyone you feel can benefit from this great conference.

A great opportunity to improve your life and help others in the process!
Be Healthy!
Angel Torres...

Phone: 512 225 9472
Code:) 662538#

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tune Up Your Immune System

Shaklee’s Rx for Health Program

One Vitalizer Vita-Strip a day Contains:

Vita Lea High Potency Multivitamin & Multimineral Tablets: Because our immune system is dependent on an adequate daily intake of a variety of essential nutrients -AND- most of us don’t get those nutrients from diet alone.

Sustained Release B – C Complex:
Vitamin C - Because macrophages and other immune cells produce free radicals that can damage surrounding tissues and weaken the immune system – AND - vitamin C helps prevent free radicals from damaging cellular proteins and DNA.
B Complex - B vitamins are also essential for the optimal functioning of the immune
system because immune cells need to divide rapidly and are metabolically very active -
AND – most of us do not get adequate amounts of at least some essential B vitamins in our diet.

Carotenoids - Because Caroto-E-Omega contains all 6 of the essential carotenoids found in those fresh fruits and vegetable that we are not eating on a regular basis - AND - the carotenoids in Caroto-E-Omega work with other antioxidants to strengthen the immune system.
Vitamin E - Because Caroto-E-Omega contains all 8 naturally occurring forms of
vitamin E in optimum balance. Vitamin E works along with vitamin C and the
carotenoids to protect call membranes from the free radicals produced by macrophages and other immune cells -AND- you need all of the naturally occurring forms of vitamin E in balance for optimal effectiveness.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Because Caroto-E-Omega contains all 7 naturally occurring
omega-3 fatty acids in an ultra-high purity form. Diets deficient in omega-3 fatty acids
increase the risk of inflammation and weaken the immune system -AND- clinical studies show that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation & strengthen the immune system, but cold water fish, which are the best dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids, are often contaminated with heavy metals, dioxin and/or pesticides.
Optiflora Probiotic : 70% of our immune system is in our intestine. When harmful bacteria and yeast take up residence in our intestine, they weaken our immune system - AND - Optiflora pearls contain Acidophilus and Bifidus, essential friendly bacteria that crowd the harmful bacteria & yeast out of our intestines. Optiflora guarantees delivery of 500 million live beneficial microflora to the intestines, due to its unique triple encapsulation which protects these essential bacteria from the acidity of the stomach.

Cinch Shake Mix- Because adequate daily protein intake is absolutely essential to
support the rapid growth needed for the cells of our immune system to respond to
infections - AND – we don’t need the fat and cholesterol found in many animal sources of protein. Comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Cafe Latte and Strawberry flavors.

Nutriferon - Because a healthy immune system protects us from deadly diseases and cancer AND allergies are becoming an increasing problem for millions of Americans - AND- Shaklee’s revolutionary Nutriferon formulation both strengthens and normalizes the immune system – providing us with increased protection against disease-causing organisms and cancer cells - while it reduces allergy symptoms.

For Best Results, Add:

Defend & Resist Complex – Defend and Resist Complex provides extra immune support when you are stressed, fatigued, and feeling that hint of an oncoming cold or infection. It gives you not one, but four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients: echinacea, black elderberry, larch tree, and zinc. Each supports, enhances, and promotes a healthy immune response. Keep Defend and Resist Complex in your cabinet so that you have it available when you feel the first cold symptoms.

Garlic Complex – Garlic has been called “Nature’s antibiotic” and was frequently used for its antibiotic properties prior to the introduction of the very potent antibiotic drugs that are in widespread use today. It should not be considered as an alternative to modern antibiotics for treatment of serious infections, but it still can play an important role in a holistic approach to supporting a strong immune system.

The information is not meant to be used in the diagnosis or treatment of disease. The recommendations are geared towards the prevention of disease. The product descriptions are meant to indicate the role that they may play as part of a holistic approach to optimal health.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Prevent Swine Flu - Good Advice for all

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing with warm water and soap. Strive for 1 minute of scrubbing.

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any
part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe, slap or kiss).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use sea salt if possible).
H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling revents
proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative ethod.

4. Similar to #3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with
warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at using a Neti Pot, but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population. (Most Drug Stores carry commercial Saline Nasal Sprays which should do the same thing without cramming a Q-tip up your nose!)

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C*

6. Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

Come back tomorrow for more suggestions.

To Your Health,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Save the Planet, Save your Health, Save Money, Save Time

In a recent ALL YOU article Shaklee's Get Clean line was recently named at the top of the list for Saving Money & Time. The entire cleaning kit replaces over $3400 worth of cleaning products!

More importantly, in my opinion, is how safe they are. These are the only cleaning products used in my household. They are also used in the White House residence.

What are you using in your househould? Are you using any of the products featured in this video? You can do better for you and your family.


To Your Health,

Monday, October 19, 2009


There is so much talk lately about the flu vaccine, prescription medications, and increases in chronic illnesses.

Wouldn't it be great if someone could just tell us what to take for optimal health? What if there was a doctor that would write that prescription?

I found one.

Dr. Jamie McManus has written a Prescription for a Healthier Life for us. Check out this video.


If you want to get started on Rx for a Healthier Life contact me via


Ask me how you can get your Rx for FREE.

To Your Health,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Artificial Sweetners - Harmless or Harmful?

When we first started on our journey, I thought eliminating sugar, meant replacing with artificial sweetners. Phew - was I wrong!

Artificial sweetners are in so many things that we don't even realize it. We may think we are making the right choice, we have even made the right choice in the past - low & behold, companies change their ingredients.

You must be a label reader each and every time.

When my children were young and would want something in the grocery store, I taught them to read labels with me. As they got older, they would start to ask for something, pause, read the label & just put it back on the shelf. It is a great way for the entire family to learn.

This article was just shared with me and I think it is a must read.


To Your Health,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

EPA Celebrates Children's Health Month

This news relase is from the EPA website.

To Your Health,

Help Protect Children from Environmental Risks: EPA Provides Tips during Children’s Health Month

WASHINGTON - October is Children’s Health Month. To heighten awareness about environmental issues impacting children, EPA is providing parents and caregivers simple tips they can use to help protect children in their homes, schools and communities.

“As both EPA Administrator and a mother, I understand the importance of protecting our children from environmental threats,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Throughout Children’s Health Month, we will work to help parents and caretakers ensure the safety of our children and build a safer, cleaner, more sustainable world for their future.”

Children eat, drink and breathe more per pound than adults. When food, water or air is polluted, children are more affected by that pollution when compared to adults. These concerns about children’s health are a driving force behind many of EPA’s programs, policies and regulatory activities.

There are simple steps that parents and other caregivers can take to protect children from environmental health hazards in their surrounding daily environment.

Here are some simple steps that can be taken to help keep children safe and healthy:

1. Discover how climate change may affect the health of children, and how reducing energy helps the climate and reduces air pollution.
2. Have a health care provider or local health department test children’s blood lead levels.
3. Wash floors and window sills to remove dust and peeling lead-based paint, especially in older homes, where lead based paint is more likely to be found. Repair peeling or chipping paint in older homes.
4. Reduce asthma attacks by controlling triggers such as pet dander, mold and second-hand smoke.
5. Don’t expose children to cigarette, cigar or pipe smoke at home or in a car.
6. Check the local public water supplier for annual drinking water quality reports. Have private water wells tested annually by a certified laboratory.
7. Store pesticides and other chemicals in a locked cabinet. Never put them in other containers that can be mistaken for food or drink.
8. Replace mercury thermometers with digital or mercury-free thermometers.
9. Homes should be tested for radon, as it is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

More tips: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/calendar.htm

Monday, September 28, 2009

Are you kidding me? Today is Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children

Today is Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children, according to The National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Are you kidding me? Do we need to be told to eat dinner as a family?

Apparently, some do. This web site has some great tips for spending family time together and the research showing dinner makes a difference.

You can view it all at http://casafamilyday.org/familyday

I really thought it was a no-brainer to have Family Dinner’s together – however my kids say our family is not the norm. They’ve done informal surveys in health class. Now, we do not have dinner together every night. They were involved in sports and one of us was always busy running one or another back and forth to the pool. On other nights we had family dinners and on the weekends we had family breakfasts.

I don’t think it is the be all and end all of preventing your child from engaging in risky behavior, however this is our family. Take some of the tips from the website and use them – whether it be during family dinners, commutes, or family walks.

To Your Health,

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The White House Uses These Green Products!

The Obama's asked that the highest quality non-toxic cleaning products be used in the White House, mainly, because of their daughter's asthma.

If there was a way you could remove harmful chemicals from your home, eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas, and do the environmental equivalant of planting 10 trees, all while saving over $3000, would you want to know more?



Join Me, Oprah, Melania Trump, Jessica Seinfeld, Renee Rockerfeller, The White House, The Vice Presidents Residence & your neighbors!

Leave a comment, and I will email you a decadent White House Cookie recipe
(direct from WH pastry chef)!

Monday, September 21, 2009

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No Sick Visits

Why no sick visits? It is a benefit we didn't expect when we began our journey.

About 14 years ago, my son was diagnosed ADHD. I couldn't reconcile giving a child a narcotic to sit still in school. We had no problems managing home. I began asking questions, doing research, and looking at alternatives.

We made dietary changes, increased exercise, behavior modifications,removed toxic chemicals, and added supplementation. We managed the ADHD with no medications! No side effects!

We did realize side benefits!

Our entire family became healthier.

No allergies.
No strep throat.
No pink eye.
No ear infections.


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For adults & teens, Vitalizer has given us these results.

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I don't know if you will get the same results we did, but there is proof that Vitalizer improves immune function among other benefits.

To Your Health,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flu Shot or Not?

My friend Dr. Stephen Chaney has sent out this letter regarding the swine flu vaccine. He gives a great balanced view of the rumours surrounding the Swine Flu Vaccine release. Please read through it & consider the points, as you make decisions for your family.

To Your Health,

Flu Shot or Not?

The swine flu vaccine will be available soon and many of you are asking me three questions:

Is it safe? Is it effective? Should I get swine flu shots?

There is a lot of hype on both sides of the issue, so let me give you some straight talk about safety and effectiveness so that you can use to make up your own mind about whether you want to get a swine flu shot.

Let's talk about safety first.

You may have heard reports that both the British Health Protection Agency and the US Centers For Disease control have sent out letters to neurologists inBritain and the US asking them to look out for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillian-Barre Syndrome - and to notify their respective governments of all cases of this disease that they diagnose in patients that have received the swine flu shot.

Just in case you are not intimately acquainted with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, it is a disease that attacks the lining of the nerves, leaving them unable to transmit signals to the muscles. This can cause partial paralysis and, if it affects the lungs, can be fatal.

Now that sounds downright scary.

But let me tell you the rest of the story.The concern of the British and US governments is based solely on the fact that a similar swine flu vaccine killed more people than it helped in the US in 1976.

Shortly after swine flu vaccinations started in 1976 people started coming down with Guillian-Barre Syndrome. By the time vaccinations were halted 10 weeks later, 500 people had developed the disease and 25 people had died - more than were killed by the virus itself.

It was estimated that one in 80,000 people who were given that swine flu shot developed Guillian-Barre Syndrome, compared to the one in a million who develop the disease when given most seasonal flu shots.

However, I want to emphasize that there is no direct evidence that the current swine flu shot increases the risk of Guillian-Barre Syndrome more than the regular seasonal flu shots. The British and US governments simply view their warning letters to neurologists as a reasonable precaution under the circumstances.

In short, the risk of developing Guillian-Barre Syndrome or some other serious complication(miscarriages and sudden death are the other complications of most flu vaccines) from the swine flu shot is probably very, very small. It may be no greater than the one in a million chance of developing the disease that is associated with most flu vaccines - but it is not zero.

Now let's turn to the issue of effectiveness. There are several things that you should know about the effectiveness of the swine flu shot.

In the first place, there has been an active debate in the scientific community as to whether one shot or two shots will be required to give adequate protection against the swine flu. Some scientists still think that two shots would be the better option. However, stocks of swine flu vaccine are limited so the recommendation is probably going to be for one shot so that as many people can be immunized as possible.

Secondly, you should know that the swine flu vaccine offers no protection against the seasonal flu and vice versa. Since both strains of flu will be around this fall & winter you need to be vaccinated against both if you really want to avoid the flu.

Finally, there is an interesting age distribution in regard to the susceptibility to the swine flu. It turns out that it is the young people who are most susceptible to the swine flu.

Those of us who are over 50 were apparently exposed to something similar to the current swine flu virus in the past, so we have some residual immunity.

That's important because it turns out that the swine flu virus is no more deadly than the usual seasonal flu virus. What that means is that the age group that is most susceptible to the swine flu is also the age group for which the swine flu is most likely to be merely a 3 to 5 day inconvenience.

The bottom line is that most immunizations make great sense from a public health perspective and for high risk individuals, which is why they are so strongly supported by the medical community.

However, for healthy individuals with strong immune systems and no pre-existing diseases the risk-benefit ratios are a not so clear cut. Sometimes the risks can outweigh the benefits.

That brings me to the last question - should you get a swine flu shot?

If you are a healthy individual that is a very personal decision, and I won't presume to make it for you. I've just given you some facts that you may not have known about to ponder as you make that decision.

For people who are at risk for developing severe complications from the swine flu itself (young children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and people with pre-existing diseases like diabetes) this is a decision that you should make in consultation with your physician.

To your health!
Dr. Stephen Chaney, PhD

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Police Reporting Break-ins with Facebook Info...

This is from John Tesh's Intelligence for Your Life website and will be the topic on tonight's show.

To Your Health,

Criminals Are Using Your Facebook Posts to Target You for Theft

Beware of what you post on Facebook. Criminals could be using that information to target you for theft! Think about it. How many of your Facebook friends talk about their new flat screen TV or post pictures of the Jamaican vacation they’re on? A new report says criminals are using this information to find their next targets. Michael Fraser is a former burglar who helped put the report together. He says it works like this: The bad guys will send out hundreds of friend requests on Facebook and Twitter, and see who bites, which is a lot of people. 13% of people on Facebook and 92% of people on Twitter will accept a request, no questions asked. Once they have access to your personal profile, Fraser says they’ll follow you closely and wait for you to post something about a new gadget you bought or an upcoming vacation. Then they make their move.
Some Facebookers make it really easy for crooks. They post party pictures that clearly show the interior of their homes. Fraser says this gives criminals a leg-up when they’re breaking in. Almost 10% of men actually post their HOME ADDRESS on their profile! Women are a little smarter, only 4% of women post addresses. Think about this: There are just over 15-million women on Facebook in North America. That means over 600,000 women are posting their personal home addresses for anyone to find!
So, who’s the worst offender when it comes to posting personal details online? Teens and young adults. According to the study almost two thirds of people between the ages of 16 and 24 are posting where they’ll be and when, on their Facebook page. This same age group is also more likely to accept a friend request from a total stranger. Not a good combo. So don’t let yourself become a target. Don’t ever accept a stranger’s friend request and keep private information private. If you want to catch friends and family up on a vacation you’re taking or a new entertainment system you just bought, send out an email from your personal account. That way you’ll know exactly who has access to the information.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Healthy Breakfast on Standardized Test Day

With school back in session, allow me to vent about one of my pet peeves.

That letter that is sent home right before standardized test season begins - Telling me, as a parent, how important these next few days are and how I should make sure my child gets a good night of sleep and a good breakfast.

What - I shouldn't be doing that every day? Aren't the days of learning just as, if not more, important to be in the best condition for school.

Now, I know morning could be rushed and stressful - so you need a plan. Every morning should include a good protein filled - complex carb breakfast for every member of the family. - ( sugar coated cereal - AKA candy - is not a good breakfast -despite what the manufacturers would have you believe). This will hold off blood sugar falls until you can refuel at lunch.

Some suggestions:
  • Peanut butter on whole grain toast or whole grain crackers
  • Apple slices with peanut butter
  • Rolled oats oatmeal with added protein powder
  • Smoothie with fruit & protein powder added

There are some other ideas included in the Free E-Book available on this site.

To Your Health,


Friday, September 11, 2009


Is it any wonder obesity rates are climbing? Check out these facts from Dr. Jamie McManus' book on Healthy Kids. You can obtain the entire book FREE by request on the right side of the page.

To Your Health,

Did You Know?

• Children eat nearly twice as many calories(770) at restaurants as they do during a meal at home (420).

• According to a national study, 92% of elementary schools do not provide daily physical education classes for all students throughout the entire school year.

• The typical American child spends about 44.5 hours per week using media outside of school.

• At least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week is the recommended minimum. However, nearly 23 percent of children and nearly 40 percent of adults get no free-time physical activity at all.

• Studies have shown that, between 1977 and 1996, portion sizes and corresponding calories per serving grew markedly in the United States.

One study of portion sizes for typical items showed that:

• Salty snacks increased from 132 calories to 225 calories.
• Soft drinks increased from 144 calories to 193 calories.
• French fries increased from 188 calories to 256 calories.
• Hamburgers increased from 389 calories to 486 calories.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vitamin Water vs. Real Water

Vitamin waters have been all the rage the past couple of years, but if it’s vitamins that you’re looking for, you might look elsewhere. Many of the vitamins they proclaim to include are in minute quantities and are water soluble, so they would not sustain & be bio-available to you in this drink.

An average bottle of vitamin water is packed with over 100 calories, and loaded with serious amounts of sugar for flavoring. It’s almost as bad as drinking soda,(without the carbonation) and surely won’t help you or your children on your fitness journey.

You and your family should drink regular water which has zero calories. My family loves the Bestwater Perfect Pitcher pictured above. Click here for more information.

Concerned about you vitamin intake - choose the right vitamin for you, your teen, or your child and get the nutritional boost your are looking for. I'd be happy to recommend what has worked for our family.

To Your Health,

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Trying to add more disease-fighting antioxidants into your diet? The following 20 foods contain the highest antioxidant concentration.

Small red beans (dried)
Wild blueberries
Red kidney beans
Pinto beans
Blueberries (cultivated)
Artichokes (cooked)
Red Delicious apples
Granny Smith apples
Sweet cherries
Black plums
Gala apples
Black beans (dried)
Antioxidants are naturally occurring nutrients that help prevent heart disease, cancer, and the effects of aging. Little is actually known about how antioxidants work or what makes them function best. Scientists believe that some antioxidants are more potent than others, and their potency can be affected by cooking or digestion. For example, the antioxidants in blueberries lose their potency when cooked, while the antioxidants in tomatoes become more potent when cooked.

So use this list to find antioxidant-rich foods, but for the best nutritional outcome, eat them in a wide variety. (Note that all the foods listed above are acceptable on the South Beach Diet; fruits would be introduced starting in Phase 2.)

This article from South Beach Diet website.

To Your Health,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hiking Anyone?

One of our favorite things to do with our children when they were young was to pack a lunch, tailgate, and go for a hike. It was an inexpensive way to spend a fun day together. Even though my children are older now we still like to hike when we are together. Lately, it has been my husband and I doing the hiking and picnicing.

Recently we hiked with friends and it brought back memories of when my children were little. Our son always had a lot of energy to burn and would run ahead. We used to give him a land mark that he could go ahead to -where we could still see him. He would run ahead to the designated spot, turn around and run back to us, then forward again. It seemed he always traveled 2 to 3 times as far as we did with all his back and forth.

While hiking this weekend I heard a young family use a different tactic with their energetic one. The mom would call out traffic light signals. Red light - stop where you are. Yellow light - slow up. Green light -hike. The child didn't feel they were stifled - it was all a game.

What clever ideas have you used with your children?
Post your tips in the comment section.

To Your Health,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Are you poisoning youself & your family ?

Don't you love quizes?
This is a great one. It is the Body Burden quiz.

Are you wondering what amount of harmful chemicals and toxins
you and your family are exposed to?


Take the quiz and put your result in the comment section.

Want to find out what you can do for your family - Order the Healthy Kids E-book on this page for some ideas.

To Your Health,

Friday, August 28, 2009

BackPack Safety

OK. Maybe you have more important things to worry about. It is not like carrying a heavy backpack with a lot of school books can cause serious illnesses.

Carrying a heavy backpack can be a source of 'chronic, low-level trauma,'and can cause chronic shoulder, neck and back pain in your children.
Do you have concerns that carrying heavy backpack to school is causing health problems for your kids?

Check out the tips on BackPack Safety.

To Your Health,


-- Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
-- Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child's body weight.
-- Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.
-- Consider a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. Remember that rolling backpacks still must be carried up stairs, and they may be difficult to roll in snow.

The above health and safety tips are excerpted from the 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Back to School Tips.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to School - Making the First Day Easier


Remind your child that she is not the only student who is a bit uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.

Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun. She'll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh her positive memories about previous years, when she may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because she had a good time.

Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your youngster can walk to school or ride with on the bus.

If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk with her) to school and pick her up on the first day.

To Your Health,

The above health and safety tips are excerpted from the 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Back to School Tips.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Top 5 Causes of Missed School

According to the Pueblo, CO Citizen Information Center the

Top 5 Causes of Missed School are:

  • Colds,
  • Stomach Flu,
  • Ear Infection,
  • Pink Eye, &
  • Sore Throat.
The entire article is available http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cfocus/cfschool06/focus.htm

In our family, we have successfully avoided all of these, as well as others, for the past 14 years.

If you would like find out how we avoided these ailments, start with the Free E-Book offered on the right side of the blog.

To Your Health,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Renal Failure Reversed?

I don't understand every scientific detail of how this works - the scientists say it is repairing DNA. Miracles are happening.

To Your Health

Brandy used to work for us at the Family Chiropractic & Nutrition Center and she was a home health care supervisor. This is an unbelievable testimony!
Karen Sandifer

Dear Karen,

Tony has been taking the VIVIX since I started employment with you all February 2009 and guess what??? We went to see the kidney doctor to find out about testing me so that I could give him a kidney and part of my liver because he was high stage 4 renal failure with polysistic kidneys … at stage 5 you have to be on dialysis to live. So we wanted to do a transplant before he had to start. When they did his blood work they told us that he is stage 2 to low 3, and proceeded to take him off the renal diets, saying he does not need any blood pressure medication and to enjoy life because he had hopefully many years before he has to think about dialysis!

You don't get better with this disease …. And according to the specialists that we consulted, they all said, “there is no cure”. Tony could not even get on the transplant list because he had a heart attack in the past.

The doctor wanted to know what was going on and even ran another blood test to make sure that the lab hadn’t screwed up. I couldn't think because I was in such shock. Here we were going there sad, and expecting the worst, with not much hope after seeing two kidney specialists that said the same thing. Then GOD and VIVIX saved our lives. All we could do was cry and laugh about what kind of meal he wanted for dinner because he was no longer limited to 4oz of protein a day which isn't much being he is 6'4 and 240lbs. Anyway his sister is in the same condition with football size cysts on her kidneys and we are sending her a shipment of VIVIX next week. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What else do you say to someone who gave my husband and my family our lives back? I will tell anyone I can about VIVIX in the future and God Bless all of you, I know he has blessed us.

Brandy and Tony Vaclavik

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School Snack Ideas

These ideas are from the FREE E-Book available by request on the right hand side of the page.

10 Quick and Healthful Snack Ideas

1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in
crushed cereal and freeze.

2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat
cream cheese. Top with raisins.

3. Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese
and grapes on pretzel sticks.

4. Blend low-fat milk, a scoop of protein powder,
frozen strawberries, and a banana in a blender
for a delicious smoothie.

5. Sprinkle grated Monterey jack cheese over a
corn tortilla. Fold in half and microwave for 20
seconds. Top with mild salsa.

6. Toast a whole-grain waffle and top with low-fat
vanilla yogurt and sliced peaches.

7. Make a mini pizza by drizzling tomato sauce on a
toasted English muffin. Sprinkle with shredded
part-skim mozzarella cheese.

8. Spread natural peanut butter on a fresh sliced

9. Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup
and serve with whole-wheat crackers.

10. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, raisins, and
nuts and place

How much weed killer is safe in your water?

What's in your water?

It is so important to drink water.

The water you drink is so important!

Check out this article from the New York Times series about the worsening pollution in America's waters and the response of regulators'.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hot, Hot, Hot!

The word is in - It is officially a heatwave!

While everyone is taking cover in the air conditioning or pool,
I thought it would be a good time to cover the importance of water.

This article does a great job -

This is the water filtering pitcher we use in our home.

To Your Health!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Spent the day out on the motorcyle with my husband yesterday. We stopped and meandered through one of those great New England towns with all the little shops. I couldn't resist sharing one of the t-shirts.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Advice From a Tree
Stand Tall and Proud, Sink Your Roots Deep into the Earth
Be Content with your Natural Beauty, Go Out on a Limb
Drink Plenty of Water, Remember your Roots
Enjoy the View!
To Your Health!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Couple Time??

One of the things we have done to maintain our marriage is to take some time to be a couple again. That’s difficult when you are mom & dad, working, and living with the everyday stresses of life. I believe it is important to capture that time of just the two of you, whether it’s to get out to dinner or get away for a night or two.

One of our favorite get-a-ways through the years has been the couples only resort, Cove Haven, in the Poconos. It is a great to reconnect and has 2 sister resorts, also in the Poconos. Check it out. http://www.caesarspoconoresorts.com/resorts/covehaven.aspx
If you decide to book, try referral code 40505N for some savings.

To Your Health!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Creating a Healthy Home and a Healthy Planet

A FREE Webinfonar For You ---**ON DEMAND**


This event will last 50 minutes.

Topics will include:
What you may not know about what's under your sink.
How you could save $3,400 in your household budget.
What could make you and your kids smarter.
Can you protect your family from Swine Flu, MERSA, and other 'super-bugs'?
How you can create a really Healthy Home.
Do you have to sacrifice performance when you "go green"?
Why this is such a critical issue for today's families.
And a lot more!

To Your Health!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stressed Anyone????

What a stressful morning trying to book a last minute flight home for my son? The USMC set the parameters and of course we wanted to get the best price. Kayak.com was great for getting all the information together with combining different airports for arrival and departure to get the best option within the parameters. After spending a half hour on the phone trying to determine if the airline would give him a military discount (they would not), the price of the flight went up! Alas, he is booked and we are looking forward to having him home.

Found this to share : Stress Doc's "Top Ten" Stress Tips

To Your Health!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ADHD Alternative

When my son was 7, he was diagnosed as ADHD. I couldn’t reconcile giving a child a narcotic to sit still in school – so I did a lot of research into alternatives. We made changes in our family diet like removing artificial sweetners, hydrogenated oils & high fructose corn syrup – it took a lot of label reading! He loved water and swim lessons – so we joined the swim team. I thought it would make it more difficult to manage his time, however – it helped him to focus and he was successful. We eliminated toxic chemicals from our home. We also supplemented with the highest quality & safest nutritional supplements available. Now they have even made them fun!


And that 7 year old boy was never prescribed narcotics and has become a 20 year old man and a U. S. Marine.

To Your Health!