Questions from my friend Sherri

Now my Questions For You:

1. What is your favourite time of year?

Winter, I live in Arizona, where temps this winter were 70-80, this year.

2. If you could live anywhere where would it be?

Summers are a little warm so would like to have a summer place in Flagstaff

3. Steak or Fish & Chips?

Fish would be my preference, spent last 2 years as vegetarian

4. What was your first pet?

A dog, have had a dog most of my life, love German Shephards

5. What is your life ambition?

Secure business around my family

6.  Favourite book?

Bible, my guide, Gopro by Eric Worre

7.  How many times have you moved house?

Only 3 times, from midwest to Tucson, and twice here in town.

8.  What led you to blogging?

More explanation of my health & why for Wellness, now my business

9.  Adventure holiday or sitting in the sun reading all day?

Tough one I love travel adventure to new places, but I’m an avid reader

10. How often do you write?

Been on terrible schedule, but hope to settle down to writing when it is programmed in my calendar, 3 or 4 times a week

11.  What has your blog done for you?

Because I have Not been consistent, very little

So there you have it. 

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Fast Healthy Meal in Less Than 2 minutes by Kay Wilson

Watch #KoachKay make a Healthy Meal Replacement Shake in 2 minutes!!!

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March 22, 2014 · 1:06 am

Cool Tips Nobody Knows

Kay Wilson:

Love pic monkey for editing photos, but really cool stuff here!

Originally posted on PicMonkey Blog:

Yes, it’s a clean, minimalist interface. Yes, you can transform your photos with just a few clicks. Yes, it’s easy as all get-out to use. But we’ve got some hidden gems to tell you about; cool little tricks to make your photo editing better, stronger, faster.

Creating a straight line using the Draw tool: Hold down the shift key while you drag the pointer.

Aligning a horizon on a landscape shot: For a fun alternative to the “Straighten” slider in Rotate, drag the pointer across your image along the axis you want to straighten. PicMonkey magically straightens the whole shebang. This trick just might help you parallel park better, too, although we’re not sure how.

Changing the dimensions of an overlay or text: If you want to, say, stretch a speech bubble to make it wider, hold down the shift key while dragging the corner handle of the overlay. This…

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Young Mum uses Herbalife throughout her pregnancy…. read her story here!

Kay Wilson:

Love this Kristi, thx for sharing.

Originally posted on fatdaddy2fitdaddy:

I get a lot of questions about using Herbalife while pregnant and nursing. I can’t speak for anyone else, but here is MY story….. My opinion is: THE MORE HERBALIFE while preggo and breastfeeding, THE BETTER. why you might ask? Because, when you are pregnant and nursing, you need MORE nutrition, not LESS. Honest to God I can’t think of much better stuff you can put into your mouth EVER than the Herbalife products. They are so jam packed full of scientifically backed nutrition that they make you feel and look Super Human. If you are pregnant and arguing with your Herbalife Coach as to why you can’t or shouldn’t take the products, just stop it and tell me for a minute what in the heck you ARE actually putting in your mouth right now. Most pregnant women are eating toast, or cereal, or junk food, or pickles and ice cream…

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Inspiring message of the day: obesity is not a disease and you do have free will

Inspiring message of the day: obesity is not a disease and you do have free will.

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Beauty of Herbalife Programs for Weight Loss

Dr. Louis Ignarro, Nobel Laureate, emphasizes using the Mediterranean Diet, fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil, with flavorful herbs and spices; eating fish and seafood at least a couple of times a week; enjoying poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation; and save sweets and red meat for special occasions. Top it off with a glass of red wine (if you like), plus supplements (that’s my biz). Make your day easier with Protein Weight Loss Shakes, a healthy meal in less than 2 minutes Remember to stay physically activeHappy with What You See in Your Mirror? Naked?, and you’re set.

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Great Info To Use On Your Blog

11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic]

Like this infographic? Get content marketing advice that works from Copyblogger.

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Marriage Isn’t For You

Marriage Isn't For You.

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Surprising New Thinking on Healthy Foods

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An article written by Kristin Kirkpatrick, manager of Cleveland Clinc Wellness Institute, filters some of the confusion on old thinking, by updating foods that are healthy.  Rumors about food somehow persist even though numerous studies have been done that clearly tell us some of those foods labelled bad for us, have been proven to be be good for us, so good, in fact, they may be the very foods that help you reduce stress, prevent heart disease, and even prevent certain cancers. Would you like to see some of your favorite foods taken off the NO list and bring it back on the YES list?
 
Chocolate, was put on the NO list for lots of us, turns out you can put it back on the YES list because a Dark Chocolate containing 70% or more of cocoa has flavenoids, the very same that are in green tea, red wine and berries.  Proven studies show an ounce of dark chocolate daily reduced risk of heart disease and an ounce & half enjoyed daily may help reduce emotional stress. I’m going for the 1.5 ounce, because I used to say “i was addicted and anything I needed to eat if it had chocolate on it, consider it gone.” 
 
Eggs, my old doctor & many others told us that eggs were on the NO list becuase they raise cholesterol and put us at risk for heart disease.  Well, the new studies show that eggs have antioxidants, protein & other great nutrients.  A study in 2011 found that eating eggs regularly may reduce the risk of cancer & cardiovascular diseases because of high antioxidants. Also, several other studies that they may reduce blood pressure.  New research from Yale University that eggs can be included in your heart-healthy diet without negative effects on cholesterol, weight or endothelial function.
 
Nuts were on the NO NO list because they were fattening, well put them back on your YES list because they have been proven to have protein & healthy fats to may help you lose weight, in moderation, of course.  And because of the healthy fats may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks, according to recent studies.
 
Soy, the old stories told us that we would have increased risk of certain cancers, when in fact you can add them to your YES list because numerous research studies have shown that isofavones & protein in whole soy sources clearly demonstrate the reduction of cancers of the breast, colon and prostate, plus improvement in heart health.
 
Potatoes got sent to the NO list because they were fattening, I always suspected it was more what people lathered on the potato. (my latest healthy thing is cottage cheese or salsa on my potato)  Good news is that you can change the color of potato you eat to purple and lower blood pressure of hypertensive, obese people, according to a 2012 study.  Bonus is they are high in fiber & no fat.
 
Coffee was blamed for stopping your growth and harming bone density, well good news is you can put it on the YES list because recent reaearch has shown that coffee lowers risk of developing diabetes, cancers of the mouth, endometrium, prostate and skin.  Coffee consumption has even been associated with a decreased risk of dementia & Alzheimer’s.

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Could This Be the Reason Food Allergies, Autism & Other Health Issues Are Skyrocketing?

Skyrocketing rates of Autism & so many food allergies should awaken us.  “This generation of children should be called Generation RX, because of the amount of doctor visits & allergy prescriptions being written for them” says Robyn O’Brien. (see her bio below)  Since the inroduction of GMOs in the 80′s to now, statistics show a rapid rise. Monsanto & other biotech corporations have developed GMOs for our food supplies.  Biotech companies are telling us that GMOs are safe, but no tests are required to show the safety of GMO foods.  Independent research studies are prevented because the process of GMOs, itself is patented, to protect the companies & their shareholders.
 
A bill called “The Monsanto Protection Act” by opponents, the budget rider shields biotech behemoths like Monsanto, Cargill and others from the threat of lawsuits and bars federal courts from intervening to force an end to the sale of a GMO (genetically-modified organism) even if the genetically-engineered product causes damaging health effects. So who is protecting us?  
 

Labeling would help you decide the safe foods for your family.  Whole Foods, Sprouts & Target are introducing lines of food that do Not contain GMOs. The food industry is fighting the labelling, saying it is too costly to label but many of them are already labelling in 64 countries, just Not the USA!    

 
People are Food Illiterate.  Recent film documentaries are helping. People need visuals. Many non-fiction books & many magazines are now exposing hidden knowledge of what is going into our food supply,  In a recent nutrition class, I watched one of those documentaries and was “blown away” with seeing just the tip of the iceberg in “Food, Inc.”. It is important for you to research for your family’s safety.  A few years ago, we attended a seminar in Orlando, Florida
 
The State of Washington will be the first state to hopefully lead other states to follow.  If the measure passes, “Washington would be the first state to pass a mandatory GMO food-labeling law with no strings attached” quotes the Bellingham Washington News.
 
I’m from a generation who lived on peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, today P & J has the potential to kill a child in minutes.  What happened? Parents need to know foreign protein is being produced, so new, so novel and because of patents cannot truly be researched by independent studies.
 
We, the consumers have the power to Change the marketplace!  Will we continue to casually glance through a book or magazine that is attempting to give us a real picture of what is happening to our food supply or will we just accept the “spinmaster’s” words and continue to poison our children?
 
Many farmers who are currently using GMO/Monsanto seed are so afraid of the crops they are growing, they do not allow their children to use them.  Many farmers are fighting for survival, but to convert a farm takes 3 years to get the farms back to clear ground of chemicals & GMO crops. It could mean a fight for their survival.
 
Consumers do not understand because there have been no studies, the jury is still out and with labeling.
we would be able to choose, What if….we could reverse the rising rates of food allergies?  We, the consumers have the power to Change the marketplace!
 
So much to process, that something we felt was safe, like corn is being grown as genetically altered to produce it’s own pesticide,  Roundup will kill weeds but will not affect the GMO plant, because it has altered genes producing its’ own pesticide.  70% of a child’s immune system is in their digestion system.  How do these chemicals effect their sensitivities. Their body is rejecting those foods in our supply, “Are they allergic to food or what has been done to it?”   We need all hands on deck to help with this movement, Stop Buying as consumers, look for products that do not contained GMO”, Robyn O’Brien.
 

Robyn O’Brien – Fighting Food Allergies

Robyn-O'BrienRobyn O’Brien was a financial and food industry analyst whose life was turned upside down by her daughters’ sudden allergy-induced illness. Robyn’s love of her kids led her to take an honest look at our food system. What she discovered changed her life forever. She went on to found AllergyKids, and to become one of the most formidable forces in the food movement today.

With her wildly popular TED talks, books, magazine columns, and her online advocacy, Robyn has become what the New York Times called “food’s Erin Brockovich“. What she’s uncovered about food allergies – and GMOs – will rock your world!

Robyn O’Brien – Fighting Food Allergies
Robyn-O’BrienRobyn O’Brien was a financial and food industry analyst whose life was turned upside down by her daughters’ sudden allergy-induced illness. Robyn’s love of her kids led her to take an honest look at our food system. What she discovered changed her life forever. She went on to found AllergyKids, and to become one of the most formidable forces in the food movement today.

With her wildly popular TED talks, books, magazine columns, and her online advocacy, Robyn has become what the New York Times called “food’s Erin Brockovich“. What she’s uncovered about food allergies – and GMOs – will rock your world!

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