Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sometimes it is difficult to detect the beginning stages of disease and the body's inflammatory response. This is where C-reactive Protein (CRP) becomes important.
According to Wikipedia:
"CRP is a member of the class of acute-phase reactants, as its levels rise dramatically during inflammatory processes occurring in the body. ... It is also believed to play another important role in innate immunity, as an early defense system against infections. CRP rises up to 50,000-fold in acute inflammation, such as infection. It rises above normal limits within 6 hours, and peaks at 48 hours."
CRP does not 'cause' disease, but is a good indicator of disease potential when levels rise. Lower CRP levels usually mean that you are pretty healthy and nothing major is going on. So you want to assist you body in every way to keep inflammation and thus CRP levels to a minimum.
This is where we can help. Body Balance has been shown over the past 25 years to improve Ph levels, remove toxins, and provide the necessary nutrients to help the body heal itself. * Now we also have TruBoost which has been shown in clinical, double-blind studies to lower levels of CRP dramatically within 60 days of daily use. CRP levels are lowered when inflammation is reduced. Inflammation is reduced when the cause of the inflammation is removed or lessened. So.....
Whatever you can do to keep you body functioning at peak levels will help you avoid serious health conditions in the future.
I want to be one of those vital, healthy 90-year-olds who is still riding a bike, reading, walking the dog and generally enjoying life. How about you?
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Have a fabulous and healthy 2010.
Be well ~
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The big question is - "Do you want to do something about it?"
If you do, my caution to you is 'take small steps'. Please don't torture yourself with 5 day fasts and mega-workouts at the gym. Unless you are superhuman, the results don't last - you'll get frustrated and end up right back where you started.
So, how to start? Well a detox is a great way to jump-start your system and begin the weight loss process.
Keep is simple.
Take small steps.
Eat often - don't let yourself get hungry.
First - look at what you eat on a daily basis. Then pick one food type that you know you should eat less and try to cut it from you diet. Yes - I said 1(one) - not all the 'evil' foods, just one. Remember we are taking small steps. I want you to see success and feel good about what you have accomplished. So be kind to yourself and start slow. [example - cut out sugar, or cut out white flour]
Next - let's give your body something it craves so you don't feel hungry all the time. Vegetables are the key here. "Yuck" you say? They don't have to be bland or mushy. Think crunchy, sweet, delicious - or steamy, roasted, savory, exotic...
Go to a store that has great produce like your local food coop or a Wholefoods store and pick up lots of different colored vegetables.
Root Vegetables are great roasted in the oven with olive oil and/or butter and seasonings. They also make great soups and stews. [rutabagas, carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, onions, turnips, etc] Try something new - experiment and have fun!
Cruciferous Vegetables are wonderful for their cancer inhibiting properties. They are best eaten cooked because the raw form has a property that can negatively affect thyroid production. So steam them, stir-fry, use in soups or add to your roasted root vegetables.
|Chard||Chinese cabbage||Collard greens|
|Turnips||Watercress|| Broccoli Rabe|
Salad Vegetables that taste good raw include leafy greens like lettuce, spinach,and kale as well as tomatoes, celery, carrots, peppers, cucumber, radishes, etc. Make salads easy and fun by spending some time every few days preparing salad vegetables in advance and storing in the fridge. Wash your veggies well in a mixture of cold water and vinegar. Then rinse thoroughly. Store greens wrapped in a clean towel then in a plastic container (I use a sweater box) in the fridge. Chop celery, carrots, peppers, etc and store in separate containers so all you have to do is grab a few containers and throw a great salad together.
Keep toppings fresh and healthy too. Olive oil, fresh lemon juice and seasonings is a wonderful dressing. Yogurt, honey and mustard is another favorite. Sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds or pecans add crunch without the fat of croutons. Avoid prepared dressings, dried fruits, imitation bacon bits, or other canned toppings. Keep it fresh and simple.
Drinking Your Veggies -
For the fastest detox you'll want to Juice your vegetables. There is so much information out there on the benefits of juicing that I won't go into it here. I do recommend the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer for the best value. Carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers and organic apples yield some of the most healing and detoxing juices. Mix them all together or drink separately - experiment and have fun.
If you eat vegetables all day for a few days, your body will thank you. On day 4 add some protein - just try to keep it healthy and start slow (3 oz with one meal). Day 5 add some grains - maybe oatmeal with rice milk for breakfast, some rice cakes with soup for lunch or brown rice with stir fry for dinner.
I think you'll find that this is much easier than you thought. The food tastes great and you really could live this way. Now you are on your way to a healthy, slim and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Monday, December 7, 2009
Another product that I love for the long winter months is SunBright. This herbal tincture is amazing and makes a huge difference in how I feel. The affects are similar to adding Hgh (human growth hormone) which is one of those things we lose as we age.
Some of the results reported using SunBright include:
- 88% increase in muscle strength
- 82% improved body fat ratio
- 61% fewer wrinkles
- 75% improvement in sexual performance and libido
- 62% improvement in memory
- 84% increase in energy
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Research shows cataracts, blood composition changes, hormone alterations, and chromosomal abnormalities are induced at high frequency energies. The power levels involved were one hundredth of the standard now set by the US government. An Air Force study on rats in the early 80's showed stress induced reduction in immune system response and cancers of the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands at a low (0.5pW/cm2) energy level.1
Research on close to the head pulsed digital wireless communications signals show them to increase non-malignant tumors of the auditory nerve, increase brain cancer, cause chromosomal damage and DNA breaks in brain tissue.2
Yikes! The research also shows the children are far more susceptable to the effects of EMF's than adults. How many children do you know who have cell phones - and are on them constantly!
What can we do to protect ourselves?
Detox is a big one. Detox on a regular basis to remove heavy metals from your body because guess what - heavy metals in your body are great conductors of EMF radiation. That means you want to get rid of your almagam (silver) fillings in your teeth also. Be sure to go to a dentist who specializes in this process or the mercury released during removal can make you ill.
Take Charcoal to help soak up and eliminate toxins while you detox. Charcoal can absorb up to 100 times it's weight in toxins!
Use a good daily supplement that chelates heavy metals and other toxins removing them from your body. Body Balance has been shown to do this for over 25 years.
Every 3-6 months do a Colon Cleanse. We use one that is very gentle, won't disrupt your day, yet is very effective. You'll find it at http://www.nomorepills.us/.
You'll find lot of tips to help you avoid emf's in your home at http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/home.aspx but we know there are limits to what we can do without. So be PROactive with your health. Take care of yourself and you body will have a better chance of protecting itself from the effects of EMF's.
Be well ~
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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Just yesterday I read another diet article extolling the virtues of 'saturated fat' for women who are trying to lose weight. WHAT! Yup. Saturated fat is in again. I am reminded of the Wood Allen movie, "Sleeper", where he is the owner of an organic health food store until he is frozen and wakes up 200 years later to find out that hamburgers are the new health food and no one is eating carrots anymore. : )
Well - Here is what I have been able to put together from the various research, studies and articles I've been reading. If you want to lose weight you need to change a few things. Start by getting a physical and a fasting insulin test. (not expensive) Figure out what your BMI is by using the cool calculator here. This will also give you a good idea where you want to be to achieve a healthy weight for your height. Just play around with the numbers a bit.
For this new way of eating - here are some general guidelines;
- Eliminate wheat, rye and barley from your diet. Instead it is safe to eat rice, corn, millet, quinoa, and amaranth. So many people react badly to gluten which causes inflamation throughout the body. It takes 30-60 days for the inflamation to subside after quitting the gluten foods and up to a year to heal the intestines. We just eat too much bread, crackers and cereals. Time to explore some new foods.
- Eat more vegetables and make 1/3 of your diet RAW food. You'll get the benefit of live enzymes and phytonutrients as well as vitamins that are killed by. (even steaming)
- Make sure your vegetables are fresh and clean. Give them a 30 minute bath in water mixed with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Then rinse and store in an air-tight container with all of the air pressed out. Use them quickly.
- Use good oils (olive, coconut, avocado) as well as organic butter for cooking and dressings. Women especially need these oils - you will lose weight faster and feel better when you add oils to your diet.
- Cut the sugar. Yuck! I know - the holidays are coming but this really will make a difference and you can allow yourself a splurge if you need to.
- Eliminate all artificial sweetners. We know they cause side effects - some pretty severe, but did you know that some of them actually make you crave sugar? Just get rid of them. If you need something sweet try Agave Nectar or Succunat. Both are natural and low glycemic.
- Eat often - especially in the beginning, to avoid low blood sugar and hunger. Be sure to have a little protein with your veggies (hard boiled egg or a bit of tuna or turkey).
- Use EFT to help curb emotional eating. This is very cool and easy to learn.
- Make sure you are getting a digestible source of minerals (no longer available in our fruit and vegetables). Minerals are the spark plug of every cell in your body. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel when you add them. Of course I recommend Body Balance, but that's up to you.
- MOVE your BODY. Do any kind of movement you like. Do short 10 - 15 min spurts - even 5 min bits of jumping around, bouncing, running up the stairs, dancing, situps, walking.... will make a difference. You'll soon feel like doing more and more. : )
- Drink lots of water and make sure it's pure.
Best of luck. Please share you results with me.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
About one-fourth of us over age 65 have early signs of macular degeneration in our retinas that place us at increased risk for progressing to advanced macular degeneration over the next 10 years. Advanced age-related macular degeneration, AMD, which eventually destroys central vision, is the most common cause of legal blindness and visual impairment in older Americans. The National Eye Institute estimates that 1.6 million seniors have advanced AMD and 8 million are at risk of losing vision from this condition over the next five years.
In addition, by age 75, most of us will have to deal with either cataract surgery or a vision-limiting cataract by curtailing activities, such as driving.
Treatments are expensive. AMD drains $570 million every year in direct medical costs; cataract surgery has been the single most expensive line item in the Medicare budget.
Fortunately, the past two decades of research suggest measures we can take to protect both our eyes and budgets. Payback could be enormous: Former National Eye Institute director Dr. Karl Kupfer estimated that slowing the development of cataracts by 10 years could cut the number of needed surgeries in half.
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Monday, October 5, 2009
- only 14% of adults in the US eat the recommended number of servings of fruit and veggies daily
- 33% of adults eat two or more servings of fruits while 27% eat 3 or more servings of vetetables (recommended amounts)
- Washington D.C. has the best fruit and veggie eaters - not Boulder or Seattle - with 20% of adults reporting they eat the recommended amounts daily. [or so they say....]
- Mississippi - you're not doing so well with only 8.8% of you eating the recommended amount [or maybe you are just more honest]
- High School students report only 9.5% of them eat 2 fruits and 3 veggies daily - could the school lunch program have something to do with that?
There is an organization in the Dept. of Health and Human Services called 'Healthy People 2010' that has set a goal of 75% of us eating our 2 fruits and 50% of us eating our 3 veggies by 2010. They are not very confident about reaching that goal. They remedy for this is to ask grocers to stock more fresh fruits and veggies. Not great for the grocer since produce has such a short shelf life - can they really afford to absorb the added expense? One good suggestion is providing more fresh fruit and veggies in the school cafertias. That is a good idea - I know my kids would eat it.
So here is something to think about. What if we do eat our 5 servings a day? What if we still feel less than great. Did you know that farmers in the US only need to put 3 minerals back into the soil to make the plants grow and look normal? Did you know that there are 70 essential minerials and trace minerals that your body needs to function well? If you are not getting those from the fruits and veggies you eat daily (and you are not because they are not in there) then where can you get them?
You must supplement your diet with minerals. They are the spark plug of you entire system. If you are tired - if your muscles ache - if you have headaches - panic attacks - problems sleeping - weight problems - - - you are probably lacking in essential minerals.
What kind of minerals should you look for? If you want your body to absorb the minerals you take (so you don't flush them down the toilet) then look for something liquid, whole-food and organic. When you supply your body with all of the essential minerals and trace minerals every day from the recommended type of source, then you will certainly feel an incredible difference.
Check out Body Balance. Why? Because -
- it has ALL of the essential minerals & trace minerals
- it has Amino Acids, Phytonuitrients, Essential Fatty Acids, Enzymes & Vitamins (121 all together)
- it's from Whole-Food Organic sources
- it's liquid and proven to be 98% absorbed by your body
- and it tastes Great - even kids love it!
Your body is begging for it so why not give it a try. You have 45 days to use it up. If you don't love it, send back the empties for a full refund. We've been in business for 25 years and this is the real deal.
I'd love to hear from you. Email me at email@example.com.
Be well ~
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Did you know that the United States ranks 35th in the world with infant mortality? That means that 35 other nations have healthier babies than we do!
Does this make you angry? Sad? Frustrated? Would you like to know what they are doing that we are not? Good!
I know I was shocked the first time I heard all of this, but the good news is that the answer is simple. So much simpler than the pharmaceutical companies would have you believe. So much simpler than western medicine would have you believe.
Wouldn't it be great to not have to worry about getting old and sick? Maybe you are sick now and on lots of meds. Wouldn't it be great to be able to lose the meds and have the freedom that vibrant health provides?
If I have raised your curiosity, I would like to send you a free CD. No charge for shipping. Really free! Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and either phone or email so I can contact you once to see what you think. I will not share your infomation with anyone, nor will I pester you with lots of emails or phone calls.
If you want to know the secrets that can bring you vibrant health, email me today and get your free CD.
As always ~ I wish you well ~
Friday, October 2, 2009
Life Force is offering a special deal on the products needed to make this shake. Read below for the details then give me a call if you would liketo give it a try. Remember - you have nothing to lose with Life Force's 45 day money back guarantee on all of their products.
Reasons to Take the Shake:
1)By having the shake the problem is solved of What to Eat for Breakfast to count on having Consistent Energy and Mental Clarity to get thru to lunch.
2) Experience a Level of Wellness that most People Don't Know Exists. Have Energy all day into the evening for Kids, Sports, Projects, Creativity and Intimacy !!!
3)Most people notice that they Eat Less because they are getting the Minerals and Vitamins that the body is starved for due to demineralized foods from soil depletion.
4)Most people notice that they Sleep Less and wake up feeling more refreshed. Naps become a thing of the past.
5)Most people notice that their Emotional Well Being Evens Out. Highs and lows get lopped off.
6) Most people notice that their Mental clarity, Ability to Concentrate, Focus, Attention Span improves and Memory improves.
7) Most people notice that their Recovery Time Shortened from sports.
8) Most people notice that their Food Cravings greatly diminish and often disappear.
How Holly's Shakes Saves you Money.
How Holly's Shake saves you money:
1) Covers the basis of requirements. An ounce of prevention...... you Pay for your Health Now or you Pay for it Later.
2) People report Eating 20% to 50% less. Based on spending $100 a week/400 a month, that's an $80 to $200 saving just there. Second big saving is people report eating less junk food and not buying other unhealthy things like Starbucks, soft drinks and fast food high sugar carb snacks... chips, which could add up to maybe $3 or $6 day another saving from between $90 to $180 a month.... That's a minimum Saving of $170 to $380 a month.
Plus.... what's the cost of getting sick, down time and baby sitters and no fun?? What would it be worth to you to Feel Great all TheTime.
People say they experience a Level of Wellness they didn't even know was possible !!! Not just one or two people but practically across the board.
THE COST OF THE SHAKE IS NOT EXPENSIVE.............IT'S PRICELESS..... :)
Holly's Shake contains:
Item #/ product / reg price / autoship price
LF500/ Truegreens / $43.50 / $40.50
LF901 / 2 AminoCharge / $66.50 / $59.00
LF703 / FlexeoPlus / $26.75 / $24.00
LF300/ SunBright / $45.50 / $41.50
LF120 / Taheebo / $17.50/ $15.50
LF700V/ OsteoProCare/ $41.00 / $37.00
a la carte --- $240.75 / $217.50
Prices for Holly’s pack --- $216.68/ $195.75
30 day supply works out at $6.53 per day.
Here is the recipe for Holly’s Morning Shake
14 oz (approx) of pure water in a blender
2 cups of frozen ORGANIC berries: (or substitute your favorite fruits)
>1/2 cup of organic Blueberries
>3/4 organic Cherries,
>3/4 organic Cranberries
1 Rounded Tablespoon of True Greens
2 Heaping Tablespoons of golden (sweeter than the brown) Ground Flax Seed
1 T of a good omega rich oil with all of the omega's. I use 'Udo's Omega 3, 6, 9'
2 Droppers of Taheebo
2 Droppers of Sunbright
4 Droppers of Flexeoplus
2 Scoops of Amino Charge and blend all together
1 T of OsteoProCare
Blend until smooth
Add 3 droppers full of the Amino Regulator at the end, blend again and enjoy!!
Of course Holly always starts her day with a glass of Body Balance. Love it!
Give it a try. I'd love to hear your results.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Swine/Bird flu causes death among the strongest and most healthy individuals by causing a cytokine storm in the person's normal immune system to overreact and flood the lungs with fluid.
The current H1N1 outbreak has had a very low mortality rate, in large part because it doesn't trigger this cytokine storm and also, is a close relative of an older flu strain for which many older individuals already have partial immunity. But if this comes back in the fall, with a deadly mutation ,or from deadly shots it will cause this cytokine storm. that produces these different receptors TNF-a, IL-6, IL-1, IL-8, neuraminidase, & others. The first part of the below protocol will prevent you from getting the swine/bird flu. The second part will inhibit the above receptors that swine/ bird flu need to cause a cytokine storm in the body. If you do get the cytokine storm the Turmeric 95% CURCUMIN combined with the Bioperine® will stop the deadly cytokine storm.
The best medications to have in kit:
(These are adult doses, modify by body weight for children.)
To Prevent the flu:
1. Colloidal Silver: 30ppm silver ,will help kill the flu dead in it's tracks taken oraly, & nebulised thru the nose & mouth into the lungs 3 times a day.
2. Vitamin C w/Rose Hips: 1000 mg taken with each meal 3 times a day. and increase slowly to 2000-4000 mg per meal. Your optimal dose is just below the point where your body complains by giving you mild diarrhea. This is called the "bowel tolerance dose." Such doses are perfectly safe. Be sure to take vitamin C with food that will coat your stomach to prevent stomach upset.
3. Vitamin D : adults can simply take 4,000 units a day, or less when you go into the sun. Children over 50 pounds need up to 2,000 units a day. Under 50 pounds, about 1,000 units a day. There is no way to know for sure how much you need without a blood test, called a 25-hydroxy-vitamin D. That test should be conducted in the late winter, when your levels are the lowest, and at the beginning of fall, when your levels are the highest.
If You Come Down With The Flu :
1. Bioperine® : A 20 mg dose of Bioperine® can increase curcumin’s bioavailability twentyfold . Take 30 min before the Turmeric 95% CURCUMIN.
2. Turmeric 95% CURCUMIN: 900mg: to stop a "cytokine storm" immune system overreaction if you become infected. Take 4 900mg tabs a day.
3. Scuttellaria (Skullcap):Antiviral. A herb used as a tea. It has no side effects and is also a mild tranquilizer. Research suggests neuraminidase, which is a substance needed by the H5N1 virus to reproduce, may be inhibited.
4. Green Tea :(possible Tamiflu/Relenza alternative)- Very effective antiviral. Also decreases the production of the cytokine (catechins) TNF-a. Inhibits neuraminidase. May have antiviral activity that is equal to other antivirals such as Tamiflu.
5. Resveratrol : In addition to inhibiting neuraminidase, resveratrol also sends a message to cells to stop manufacturing viruses.
6. Cat’s Claw (Enzymatic Therapy Saventaro): The Only Cat's Claw That's: - 100% Contaminant-free (no TOA's) - 200% More Potent than Cat's claw products derived from the bark - Guaranteed to benefit both the natural and acquired immune systems Decreases the production of the cytokine TNF-a. Also boosts immune system. The number of white blood cells was significantly increased during treatment. No toxicity was noted.
7. Vitamin E : Immune booster. Also decreases the production of the cytokine TNF-a. Very suitable for immune compromised people, especially the elderly. Effects enhanced when taken with Vitamin C.
8. St Johns Wort (Hypericum): - Very effective antiviral. Also decreases the production of the cytokine IL-6. Hypericum is an extract from St John’s Wort. There have been some very successful field trials in commercial flocks infected with H5N1 in Vietnam.
9. Zinc (L-OptiZinc 30 mg of Zinc): , a zinc-methionine complex ,Zinc has been shown to have direct activity against a range of viruses. Zinc is a mild to moderate inhibitor of neuraminidase. Zinc ions have been shown to have a slight inhibitory action on all strains of neuraminidase tested Zinc reduces TNF, IL-1 and IL-8 production Zinc can also turn down TNF, ICAM and
other cytokines involved in over reaction to H5N1 and other viruses.
9. Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) (3% solution food grade) :and a Nebulizer that will allow you to fill the medicine container. Mix H202—2 parts to 1 part distilled water. Nebulize into lungs by breathing mist deeply and through mouth 3-6 times daily according to symptoms. remarkable results in curing the flu and cold within 12 to 14 hours by administering a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into each infected ear, (sometimes only one ear is infected). The H2O2 starts working within 2 to 3 minutes in killing the flu or cold; there will be some bubbling and in some cases mild stinging occurs. Wait until the bubbling and stinging subside (usually just a few minutes), then drain the excess fluid onto a tissue and repeat the process in the other ear. It is easiest to lie on your side in bed while using this method, and a Q-tip or cotton ball work well to administer the H2O2. It is best to use 35% food grade Hydrogen peroxide diluted to a 3% solution. mix 1 ounce 35% food grade peroxide to 11 ounces of distiled water in a pint jar ,shake. you now have a 3% peroxide.
The following substances may be best to avoid during a H5N1 pandemic:
Elderberry juice (Sambucal) - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. This substance is very effective against the common flu but may not be desirable for the H5N1 virus. Increases in these cytokines may trigger a lethal cytokine storm.
Micro Algae (Chlorella and Spirulina) - AVOID - Increases production of cytokine TNF-a.
Honey - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6.
Chocolate - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6.
Echinacea - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. Although it is often used for normal flu, research shows that it may increase the chance of cytokine storms for H5N1.
Kimchi - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. calcium and magnesium-AVOID increased the activity of neuraminidases.
Dairy products & Bananas - AVOID - These foods increase mucous production.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I Survived Chemical Toxicity - On 25 different medications…
By Chantal Papausek
About Chantal Papousek: Chantal grew up in the salon industry. Her mom was a cosmetologist. Chantal has had a passion for the industry ever since she can remember. She went to Rudy & Kelley School of Hair Design in Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated with the highest GPA and highest sales in a 5 year period. She worked as a Shampoo Apprentice in their chain of salons while she was in school. She moved back to Iowa in 1992 where she worked for a year at Cost Cutters. A year later she married her husband and moved to Fredericksburg, Iowa. She worked at two salons in New Hampton before opening her own salon in Fredericksburg in 1997. In 2008 her family moved to New Hampton, Iowa where she now owns a salon and her spa room. Chantal has been trained as a Master Colorist by Schwartzkof and ISO. She also worked as an Account Executive for State Beauty Supply where she called on 311 salons in Iowa; training them in the art of retail and updating them on the latest trends in cuts, colors, and perms. Chantal survived health problems that were caused by the chemicals in the salon products she had been exposed to for years and now wants to help others in the cosmetology field so they do not have to live through what she and her family did. Below is her story.
In 1994, right after our son was born, my health started to fail.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and put on medication in 1994. After a year I still did not feel well. I was then diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and put on medication for that. Another year went by and I was getting sick all the time. I was in and out of hospitals. I was sent down to a specialist in Iowa City where I was diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Disorder, meaning my immune system was very weak and I could not make antibodies to fight infection, even when given a vaccine. I was then put on a full years course of antibiotics.
A while later my joints started to flare up and I was in a lot of pain I had positive blood tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis and was put on more medication to control the RA. When I did not improve I had another battery of tests done and I was found to have Lupus. I was told my quality of life would be poor and that I may end up in a wheel chair or a rest home by the time I reached my mid 30's. I was put on more medication to control these diseases.
In the mean time I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, allergies, asthma, and hormonal imbalances. I was put on more medication. I was on 25 different medications at the same time! My quality of life was so poor that I thought to curl up and die: like the doctors told me I could do with all that was wrong with me. I was only 24 years old, a new wife, and a first time mom. I remember not being able to pick up our son from his crib because my arms would not work or they were too weak to hold him. Nothing can break a moms heart like that!
Despite the bad health I still managed to own and work in a salon. Several times I worked while I had an IV pic line in my arm due to infections. Every 12 hours I had to get a bag of antibiotic put in. The doctors started doing this for me because I was in the hospital so much. This saved me money and I could still work and be at home.
Then in 2003 something was really wrong with me. I had hand tremors so bad that I could not pick up small objects or eat very well. I started to have fits where my whole body would shake and tremor uncontrollably. I went from 99 pounds up to 140 almost over night. I did not feel well, I lost most of my strength, my hair thinned out, I could not think straight, I wanted to sleep all the time, the whites of my eyes were creamy yellow, and my body broke out in severe acne type lesions. My husband had to carry me from the bedroom to the living room to the bathroom and back again because I could barely walk anymore. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with chemical toxicity and chemical allergies which had symptoms that mimicked Parkinson's Disease; ie the tremors and shaking.
My liver and kidneys were very stressed. I had 33 years of chemical exposure built up in my body from salon chemicals like ammonia, thioglycolates, SLS, fumes from hairsprays, etc. This surprised me because I always wore gloves when doing perms and colors and had a well ventilated area to work in! At this point I had to close my salon and lose my income because I was too sick to work.
I could not do chealation by IV since my body was so stressed. We used a machine that put sound waves into my body to break up the chemicals like a high pitch noise would shatter glass. I went from weighing 140 down to 104 with in months. I was put on an all natural liquid supplement called Body Balance that helped to remove those broken chemical compounds and helped them to leave my body while it replaced all the lost vitamins, minerals, glyconutrients, amino acids, etc that the toxicity had depleted.
After three days of taking Body Balance my strength started to return. I could stand on my own and walk a few steps. I had more energy by the end of the first week and I could think straight. I added OsteoProCare and the pain in my muscles and joints went away as well as the severe menstrual cramps and some of the tremors. I felt better than I ever had before! I could stay awake all day by the fourth month. That is when I started physical therapy to regain the strength to walk and use my arms. It only took me three months of physical therapy to do so! The physical therapists were very surprised. I told them I was taking Body Balance and that I thought it was helping to give my strength back as well as believing in the power of prayer.
I actually tried to stop taking the supplements about a year later because I was feeling so good, but within a few weeks, I started to feel like I did when I was sick, so I started taking them again. That taught me that no matter how my symptoms went away, it is up to me to put the correct nourishment into my body to retain the health benefits I have gotten. If you put the wrong fuel in a car it won’t run long, the same is true with our bodies!
Since then, I have had several blood tests ran and there are no signs of toxicity. The pain from the Fibromyalgia is gone as well as the fatigue from CFS. My immune system is not underactive anymore, but rather, it is overactive. That too should balance itself out as it continues to heal. I do not have depression or anxiety and have been off all medications since 2002! The hormone tests were all in range. I do not have Lupus, Parkinson's, or anything that I had been previously diagnosed with. Just the lingering memories of what I went through and I often wonder what our family would be like if I did not miscarry our daughter. I recently found out that cosmetologists have the highest rate of miscarriage of any industry because of the chemicals we are exposed to. I felt cheated out of our little girl. If only someone would have known and told me back then, we may have our daughter with us today. She would have been a happy and beautiful 12 year old just entering the 7th grade. This is the hardest part of what I went through.
As I write this 12 years later, it still brings tears to my eyes. I'm not sure that pain will ever go away. The loss of a child, born or unborn, is hard on a mother. We are blessed to have our son, whom we almost lost at 5 months into the pregnancy too. I also just learned cosmetologists have the highest rate of bladder and ovarian cancers. I just had my yearly check up at Mayo in Rochester. They took 23 vials of blood, did a brain MRI, as well as checking each body system independently and they gave me another clean bill of health! No lingering toxins or damage from the toxins was found at this appointment!
Am I in the clear for the rest of my life? We do not know. Time will tell if any long term damage was done to the cells in my body and what the after effects will be. So far no cancer and that is a great thing! I am almost 6 years in the clear now.
However, if I get around chemicals for too long, I can tell. My husband calls me a "Barometer for Chemicals". My fingers will get a tremor in them and my body will become weak. I watch what I eat and watch what I put onto my skin. I use all natural cleaning products and laundry detergents. A lot has changed in my life since then. My quality of life has improved so much! I am able to live a healthy, prescription free, meaningful life again!
I am back in the cosmetology industry. That may surprise some. I reopened my salon in 2007 after being closed for almost 4 years. I own an organic salon now. No damaging chemicals! I do hair cuts, natural ammonia free color, waxing, Herbal Body Wraps, Ion Spa Foot Detox Baths, facials, reflexology, and sell a wide variety of organic and all natural products for the family and house hold use. I also own a spa room where I help others detox and regain their health. You may notice I do not do perms. It is because I cannot find a safe one to use. There are companies working on safer alternatives to the traditional perm chemicals and I hope to introduce perms into my salon at some point in time.
I have a passion for helping others in the cosmetology industry who are dealing with vague symptoms such as weight gain, headaches, fatigue, tremors in the hands, aches, and pains. I know how frustrating it is when the doctor does not know why you feel so bad or they tell you it is in your head. No, it is not! I feel I was given a second chance at life to help others.
Chantal Papousek, owner
New Beginnings Organic Salon
If you would like more information on how to remove toxins from your body and how Body Balance can help you, please email me at MillionsMore@gmail.com.
By Charisse Jones, USA TODAY
Not long ago, Craig Lapp made his living driving a truck that helped carve Southern California's soil into new developments. But then housing sales slumped, and in November 2007 Lapp's construction company let him go.
While he searched for another job, Lapp began working alongside his wife, Lynne, in a business based in their Temecula home, selling nutritional supplements made by a direct-sales company. Nearly two years later and with no construction job in sight, Lapp says a one-time sideline has become the couple's bread and butter.
"It's paying our mortgage, our car payments, putting food on the table," says Lapp, 55, who adds that he and his wife are earning a six-figure income. "It was our 'Plan B' that turned into our 'Plan A.' "
Direct-sales businesses that rely on home-based representatives are seeing their sales forces rapidly expand as the nation's unemployment rate soars to nearly 9% and those who lost jobs and nest eggs look for new ways to make money.
"We're recession-resistant in the sense that more people come to us during economic hard times for supplemental income or replacement of a lost job," says Neil Offen, president of the Direct Selling Association, the trade group that represents the largest U.S. direct sales companies.
While 2008 industry figures aren't yet available, "Anecdotally we're hearing that recruitment is up and unfortunately as the unemployment rate rises to 10% or higher, we'll be picking up more people who need an income-earning opportunity."
"Right now, our direct-selling opportunity is really the No. 1 product that we have to sell," says an industry executive.
There are roughly 15 million direct sellers in the U.S. - independent contractors who sell goods or services primarily through parties, demonstrations in someone's home and one-on-one interactions. In 2007, the most recent year available, the sales industry generated $30.8 billion in U.S. sales, according to the Direct Selling Association.
Compensation systems vary, but representatives primarily earn money from commissions on product sales or by purchasing the products wholesale and selling them at retail prices, says the Direct Selling Association. Commissions on sales typically are 25% to 50% of retail.
While representatives may also earn a small commission on the sales from representatives they've recruited, legitimate businesses do not use recruitment alone as a basis for compensation, the association says.
Denise Ruiz-Cabrera, 31, of Branchburg, N.J., was nearly five months pregnant in March 2008 when she lost her job as a corporate recruiter. She could not find a new job.
"I exhausted almost every single contact that I had," she says of her search. "I think people in these times, we're hungrier than we used to be," says Ruiz-Cabrera, who has made as much as $1,000 a month with her company. "I had jobs lined up in the pipeline that all fell through because of the economy, and I focused all that energy on my business and in three months I've built something that looks to be pretty promising."
Direct selling is a fluid industry, with only 10% of representatives working "full time," or at least 30 hours a week. Many work only long enough to meet short-term goals, such as holiday presents.
But some who work in or watch the industry believe the severity of this recession may cause more sellers to stick with it, even when the economy rebounds, at least as a way to supplement their income.
Another company executive stated, "With this economy, people can't take their jobs for granted anymore. They have to have another alternative, so if something does happen, this is their safety valve."
Friday, September 11, 2009
Has it affected you yet? Do you still have a job? How about your spouse? Your kids? Your parents?
Then there's this health care thing. Everyone says whatever you do don't end up in the hospital. So much disease floating around. They are often understaffed and overworked.
There there is the cost. My son broke his finger recently and the end bill was over $5000.00. That is the right number of zeros - I said five thousand! Unbelievable.
So what can you do? How can you take back control of your own life?
Watch this video and let me know what you think. Click here for video.
You can reach me at email@example.com. If you really want to change your life, contact me. Otherwise - I wish you the best with all you do.
Be well ~
I do think that the soup diet curbed by hunger somewhat so when I did eat, it was a smaller portion. Will that last? I don't know.
Bottom line for me is don't diet. It's a waste of time and creates too much stress for the whole family.
Instead - really think about what you eat. Here are some things I believe about eating:
- only eat when you are hungry
- eat slowly - enjoy each bite and make it last so you are not tempted to grab seconds
- eat at home as much as possible - you can learn how to prepare foods that you like and that you know are healthy - you can control portion sizes too
- eat a little of everything so you don't feel deprived
- move your body every day in a way that if fun for you (yoga, dance, tennis, biking, ....)
- understand that food is NUTRITION and treat it as such
I'm sure there are more, but that's what I've got now.
I would love your feedback on this diet and diets in general, weight loss, etc.
Be well and happy,
Friday, September 4, 2009
Not sure why I'm doing this. I really do not believe in diets. This one is pretty restrictive and seems to be more of a vegetable cleanse.
I am someone who truly loves to eat. I love to cook and love to create new dishes. The boredom of one same mushy food all day is pretty hard to take.
So - for what it's worth - I made it through day one and off to bed now.
How about you?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I hope you will join me and comment on your results. I sure could use the support. : )
The link above will take you to the program on line; however, I have made a few changes to the soup recipe to make it a bit healthier.
Cabbage Soup recipe:
- chopped onions (6 green or one large leek or sweet onion)
- 5 or more cloves of garlic chopped
- 2 jalapenos chopped (optional)
- 2 green peppers chopped
- 2 large cans of diced tomatoes
- one head of cabbage chopped
- whole bunch of parsley or cilantro chopped
- whole bag of carrots sliced
- whole container of mushrooms sliced (use a variety if you like)
- whole bunch of celery sliced
- organic broth in a box (beef, chicken, veggie - your choice)
- 64 oz bottle of V8
- 3 tbl of Worcestershire Sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- tumeric, and curry powder with the cilantro for an eastern flavor
- chili powder, cumin with the cilantro for a Mexican flavor
- oregano and basil with the parsley for an Italian flavor
Assembling the soup.
Heat large kettle and add 3 - 4 tablespoons of olive oil or organic coconut oil.
Saute the garlic, peppers and onions and mushrooms.
Add savory spices if using them and saute a few minutes to release flavors.
Add all other ingredients and enough water to cover vegetables.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours.
Cool enough to handle then divide into glass jars or containers to store in the fridge.
Tomorrow is my first official day. Wish me luck. Better yet - join me and I'll wish us both luck. Be sure to check out the web site for all the details. http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com.
Tomorrow I'll tell you some of the other tricks I'm using. I'll also let you know as we go along, how effective this all is.
See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
What if you didn't have to worry about your boss's mood, or your next performance review, or your quota for this month?
What if you could go to your daughter's performance in the school play without having to 'beg' for time off?
What if you could wake up in the morning and be excited about your day?
What if you felt really good when you got up and that great feeling of health and vitality lasted all day?
What if you felt satisfied at the end of the day knowing that you made a difference in someone's life?
What if . . . ?
What's your dream? Do you even take time to dream? Do you realize that your dream is within reach?
I love to talk with people about the life they envision for themselves. Maybe I can help you find a path to get you there faster. Maybe not. Either way - you'll walk away with a clearer vision.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk.
My wish for you is a better tomorrow in every way.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Leaky Gut Syndrome
(story from Tcha)
My daughter who is 9, was diagnosed at 3 years old, with Leaky Gut Syndrome. As the protein kernel inside wheat (gluten) passes into the blood stream, her immune system sees it as an allergen and attacks it, causing my daughter to: breathe poorly, complain her stomach hurts, contract a runny nose and persistent cough; all symptoms of her gluten intolerance.
When she takes 1.8 oz of Body Balance daily, her stomach doesn't hurt and is free of all of her other symptoms. Her uncle has Celiac Disease and has found Body Balance to be one of the very few supplements he's able to take daily without experiencing toxicity from the product.
Hope this is helpful. BTW, its because Body Balance has helped my daughter that I continue to share her story with anyone interested in experiencing greater health and well-being.
Take good care,
So what exactly is Celiac Disease - and could I have it?
Celiac Disease (CD) is a lifelong, digestive disorder affecting children and adults. When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten, it creates an immune-mediated toxic reaction that causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can affect those with CD and cause health problems. Damage can occur to the small bowel even when there are no symptoms present.
Gluten is the common name for the proteins in specific grains that are harmful to persons with celiac disease. These proteins are found in ALL forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro) and related grains rye, barley and triticale and MUST be eliminated.
Symptoms of Celiac Disease May Include One or More of the Following:
- Recurring bloating, gas, or abdominal pain
- Chronic diarrhea or constipation or both
- Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
- Pale, foul-smelling stool
- Unexplained anemia
- Bone or joint pain
- Behavior changes/depression/
- Vitamin K Deficiency
- Fatigue, weakness or lack of energy
- Delayed growth or onset of puberty
- Failure to thrive (in infants)
- Missed menstrual periods
- Infertility male & female
- Spontaneous miscarriages
- Canker sores inside the mouth
- Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
For more information on Leaky Gut Syndrome, check out the August issue of Scientific American on Celiac Disease. Great information - lots of pictures. : ) This is something that is affecting a great number of people - many of whom do not even know they have it.
See more at http://www.celiac.org/
We know that Body Balance can help. I have several customers with Celiac who have been helped tremendously by the Body Balance formula. Please let me know if you'd like more information.
[Life Force products follow the philosophy that when you give the body the nutrients it needs, it can generally heal itself. We do not promise any cures. We simply provide excellent nutrition to supplement your regular diet.]
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Below is one of thousands of letters we get telling us how much people love Body Balance.
I realize this is a long testimonial, however, I wanted to share all the ways that Jeff and I feel better since we began the product just 2 months ago. Maybe someone else will be able to relate to one or more of these stories!
In December 2008 Kristen introduced me to Body Balance. Being a fairly healthy person I really didn't think I had a "need" for the product, other than to better my overall health. I thought, it couldn't hurt. My husband and I both began with 4oz each day. I immediately began to sleep more soundly and not wake 3 to 4 times a night like usual. In addition, my mind just felt more clear.
After 30 days we increased our intake to 8oz each and both continued just to feel good. It wasn't until a few day ago I began to realize subtle differences that I had not noticed before.
- For at least a year now I would wake up each morning and my entire body would ache. I'm only 33 years old, a mother of 2 boys, not over weight, and really did not have a specific reason to feel this way...I just did. I would feel stiff and my back would ache. Just to bend over and pull up my pants would sometimes take my breath away. This would last for about 15-30 minutes each day until my body warmed up and I got going for the day. And then the other day I realized I have not felt that way in over a month now!
- In May of 2008 my dermatologists prescribed me a very low dose of antibiotics to help with adult acne. Although it was only 10mg a day my body was very sensitive to the antibiotics and I would indeed get a yeast infection. I was strict about eating yogurt everyday, sometimes twice a day, as I had learned in years past that yogurt would help me prevent this when taking antibiotics. However, if I would run out or miss a dose of yogurt sure enough a yeast infection would strike. I know I had 3 just over this summer. Like I said, I began Body Balance in December 2008 and did not think to continue with the yogurt. I would wake up, drink my Body Balance and then begin my day. It wasn't until almost the end of month 2 on the product that I realized I had not been eating my yogurt. I am still on the 10mg of antibiotics, but, NO yeast infections. WOW!
- My husband has had different results. For the past two years now he has been taking the prescription Nexium for acid reflux. This was an illness he has had for several years and from time to time would try and control it with over the counter medicines. It also affects his mother and father. It was so bad 2 years ago that we took him to the ER and thought he was having a heart attack at age 33. Thankfully, he was not, it was only symptoms of severe acid reflux. In September of '08 we realized the medicine would not cure him of his illness, only make him comfortable and mask his symptoms. So, we changed our diets and this did help. He also began the Body Balance in December of 2008 and would complain how much it burned his throat when he drank it each day. After about 4-5 weeks he said it no longer felt that way. I can only imagine how damaged his esophagus was from years of the reflux and how the Body Balance must have been healing to his throat. He now enjoys drinking the product and the reflux is much better and no more burning!
My husband and I both love the product and plan to continue drinking it indefinitely. But it is kind of nice just to sit and think back on how we both, in different ways, feel better in just these last 2 months!
Thank you for allowing me to share,
Chastity SmithWest Palm Beach, FL
Thanks for sharing, Chastity.
Go to http://www.NoMorePills.us to give Body Balance a try. I'd love to hear your story.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Want a great way to start you energetic day? The following Smoothie is adapted from a recipe on the Food Matters web site. I highly recommend you check out their site too at www.FoodMatters.com.I have changed just a few things that I believe will make it even more of a Super Shake!
Step 1: The Milk
- Soak a small handful of raw organic almonds overnight and in the morning throw them into the blender with 2 cups of water
- Blend on high speed until the almonds have been completely broken up and the water will turn into white frothy milk (yum)
Step 2: The SmoothieAdd in the following ingredients to the Almond Milk:
- 1 small avocado or 1 banana or half of each
- 1 heaping tablespoon of Life Force TruGreens
- 1 tablespoon of Raw Honey or Agave Nectar
- 1 tablespoon of Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 tablespoon of Maca Powder(optional)
- 2 tablespoons of Life Force AminoCharge Protein
- 4 droppers of Life Force Amino Regulator (comes with the Protein)
- 1 cup of ice
I always start my day with 3-4 ounces of Body Balance then follow with breakfast or this shake.
Try it and see how your day changes. I'd love to hear your results and your twists on the recipe.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Some of the things you might see with Body Balance are:
- fewer allergy attacks
- better sleep
- fewer cravings for sweets
- more even temperament
- fewer tantrums
- more focused energy
- better health
- Sunburn Relief - just dab a little directly on burns, stings and bites
And how about you? Could you use a little extra energy this summer to get through the long, crazy days running from the beach to the park to the swimming pool, tennis lessons, etc. ? Please give yourself the gift of natural health and energy with Body Balance.
As always - all Life Force products are guaranteed for 45 days from date of purchase. We call it the "empty bottle promise". Use the product for a month. If you don't love it, return the empties for a refund. We really stand behind our products.
Life Force has a simple philosophy - give the body the nutrition it needs, and it will heal itself.
Why not give yourself and your family the gift of a healthy and happy summer. Contact me today to learn more. MarysLifeForce@aol.com
Monday, March 2, 2009
As you may know, Life Force is a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), a prestigious organization that works to "To protect, serve and promote the effectiveness of member companies and the independent business people they represent. To ensure that the marketing by member companies of products and/or the direct sales opportunity is conducted with the highest level of business ethics and service to consumers."
The DSA has compiled several interview clips of top government officials and international leaders speaking on and endorsing the Direct Sales (Network Marketing) industry. Particularly in these economic times, these endorsements are a powerful affirmation that we are in the right business. We encourage you to take a moment to view these and share them with others in your downline or with prospects to ignite their excitement about entering our industry.
You will also see great industry statistics at this website detailed by country and state.
Click here to watch these short interview clips and view industry statistics.
Then check out http://tinyurl.com/oplfi to see what Life Force offers.
Be well ~
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
"Talk to you doctor to see if the benefits outweigh the risks - such as heart disease, stroke, etc..."
It makes me so angry to know that people believe these dangerous drugs are their only choice for relief from constant pain - the only ticket to a somewhat normal life.
My 80 year old mother has severe arthritis in her lower back. She was in such pain that just sitting in a chair made her want to cry. Now - she walks two miles a day Pain FREE! She does not take any prescription arthritis drugs. She uses healthy, pleasant tasting whole-food nutrition, and no one can believe that she is 80 years old. She looks 20 years younger!
Since I've been working with these products, I have seen case after case of pain being alleviated or even eliminated. I hear stories from people I know whose doctors are amazed at the speed of their healing from both long term illnesses and recent injuries. I know of several cases where osteoporosis was diagnosed, and, after 6 months of using these products, bone scans revealed increased bone density! I'm not making this up. I can put you on the phone with people.
Maybe it's time for you to take a look at your overall health and that of the people you love. We need to break our dependence on pharmaceuticals and begin to take control of our own health.
My mission is to help you do just that. Stop allowing the drug companies to scare you. I want you to be able to throw away your prescriptions because your body is healing naturally. It won't happen overnight and it may not happen for everyone, but I've seen it happen for many.
Unlike the 'drugs', these products can not hurt you. We do not have to tell you to watch for liver disease, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. In fact, in many cases people report more energy, better sleep, less pain, fewer colds and flu and a general feeling of well being. Wow! Isn't that a nice side effect.
I am not here to tell you that these products will cure anything. What I believe is that the human body is an amazing thing, and when you give it what it needs, it can heal itself.
So why not give your body what it needs and eventually, with your doctor's guidance, you may be able to take away the drugs that are hurting you as much or more than they are helping you.
Be well ~
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"Sodium fluoride, a hazardous-waste by-product from the manufacture of aluminum, is a common ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, anesthetics, hypnotics, psychiatric drugs, and military nerve . It`s historically been quite expensive to properly dispose of, until some aluminum industries with an overabundance of the stuff sold the public on the terrifically insane but highly profitable idea of buying it at a 20,000% markup, injecting it into our water supplies, and then DRINKING it."
"It is now known - thanks to the meticulous research of Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England - that the pineal gland is the primary target of fluoride accumulation within the body."
Fluoride is an acute toxin with a rating slightly higher than that of lead.According to "Clinical Toxicology of Commercial products," 5th Edition, 1984, lead is given a toxicity rating of 3 to 4, and Fluoride is rated at 4 (3 = moderately toxic, 4 = very toxic). On December 7, 1992, the new EPA Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for lead was set at 0.015 ppm, with a goal of 0.0ppm. The MCL for fluoride is currently set for 4.0ppm - that's over 350 times the permissable level of lead.Fluoride is also considered toxic waste. It is one of the most bone seeking elements known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has stated that fluoride makes the bones more brittle and the dental enamel more porous.
According to the Physicians Desk Reference, "in hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache, and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitive reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
She was raised by health conscious parents who gardened organically. She rebelled in her early 20's, eating what everyone else was eating. The last few years have been a long struggle to get back to good nutrition and health. It was a joy to listen to her. I know she has found a path she can stay on.
Then my friend, Deanna, shared some of the things she has experienced and learned lately. She spoke of the startling prediction that Cancer will be the #1 cause of death within 2 years. We are not getting a handle on it - at least not as fast as we had hoped. She spoke of the fact that it's the everyday choices we make - water or soda, burger or salad, work out or tv. . . . - that are slowly killing so many of us. This is the first generation of children in known history that will have a shorter life expectancy than there parents. That's a sobering thought.
But my purpose here is not to depress you. I was energized by their passion for spreading education about nutrition and health. I could relate to their struggle with family and friends - the people you care most about - who refuse to listen. There is always hope.
Have you heard the talk about eating an alkaline diet to get healthy? There is so much evidence that all disease needs an acidic environment to thrive. When you change your body's PH to alkaline levels, disease is starved out and you thrive instead.
You can research food alkalinity at this web site and many others http://www.thewolfeclinic.com/acidalkfoods.html I am always available to talk with you about it too.
So there is hope if we are brave enough to change our ways. This being the time for change - maybe we can.
I wish great health, wealth and happiness ~
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
They spent several years going to doctors without much luck. Then Wayne decided to take matters into his own hands. While in the service as a med-tech, he had read about the Japanese people and how they lived very long and healthy lives. Much of this was attributed to their consumption of sea vegetables which made up 25% of their diet. He had always wanted to pursue this further and decided now was the time. He got together with some colleagues and came up with a formula containing 9 very potent sea vegetables, organic inner-leaf aloe vera, organic black cherry and raw honey. Any of these ingredients is a potent healer on it's own, but together he hoped they would really help Gerri.
Gerri began taking this pleasant tasting drink daily even though she didn't hold much hope for success. She was surprised when, after only a week, her persistent migraine headaches were gone! After that she said it felt as though life was slowly seeping back into her body. Her strength returned, her fatigue disappeared, and, within 3 months, she was healthier than ever.
Wayne was able to return to work, and Gerri was so excited about her results, she decided to share the drink with her doctors. It was her doctors who told her that this wonderful drink might help others and she should consider sharing it.
Well Wayne and Gerri has always envisioned themselves one day being involved in something that would make a difference in the world. They decided that this sea vegetable and aloe drink might be that thing. They formed a company called Doctor's Signature (since it was the doctor's idea to share this product) and they set up shop in the kitchen with the garage for their office.
They decided that doctors would be their best audience and proceeded to knock on doors. At first it was difficult - they had no credentials. But they got lucky when they knocked on the door of Dr. William Saccoman. He had started the first 'wellness clinic' in the US and was world renowned for his Nobel Prize winning work on Vit C with Linus Pauling. He had also been recognized by the World Congress for his research and had earned two Physician Recognition Awards from his colleagues. Gerri and Wayne knew none of this. They just asked if he would like to take a look at their healing juice. He did. After a couple of weeks, he called them and said he had never seen anything so packed with nutrients, and he asked if he could help them with their company.
And so, with Dr. Saccoman's help, Doctor's Signature and their wonderful drink, Body Balance, spread throughout the US, Canada and into Australia and New Zealand. Over 6000 health-care providers were using this product with their patients. In 1996, Wayne and Geri decided that they could help more people if folks didn't have to go to a doctor to get their Body Balance. So they formed a network marketing arm of the company and called it Life Force International.
Today, 25 years later, Life Force is still growing, is still completely debt free, is still family owned with Wayne and Gerri's children partnering in the business, and is still driven by the mission to help others with their health and their wealth. Wayne often refers to this as "love sharing". What an incredible couple. It's a true love story.