Copped it, bagged it, now ready to trash it!! No, not the groceries; but the plastic bags that have been going to waste our whole lives. Reusable green bags are not just for groceries anymore. It really doesn’t dawn on you until you put all the groceries away. Depending on the size of your family, more often than not all you are left with is a bunch of bags that can you form into a basketball. And what you do next is so mundane (throw them in the trash can) that you don’t stop for a moment to think, what if any, effects does all this plastic cause to the environment or life. Now that we (foodie Andre & Kirk included) have learned to set and keep our conscience and subconscious thermostat minds to “green”, we can do our part to help you.
Now if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve already have in your possession a couple reusable grocery bags (green bags), and you use them (when you remember to) at the supermarket or local green market. Now we’re here to tell you it’s time to “think outside the plastic” with your reusable bags.
Tips for remembering your bag:
- Keep bags up front in your car, rather than in the trunk where they’ll be “out of sight, out of mind.” Stuff them between the driver’s and passenger’s seats for maximum visibility and grab-ability.
- Very important: put your bags back in the car after you’ve emptied them. Or hang them wherever you hang your keys, so you’ll remember to put them back in the car next time you leave.
- Write at the top of your shopping list “DON’T FORGET SHOPPING BAGS.”
- If you enter the store and realize you’ve forgotten your bags (we’ve all done this!), consider this walk back to the car as your physical fitness for part of the day. Or remind yourself that plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to decompose, and paper bags are made from trees.
Now we dare you to set your thermostat on full blast, “tree-hugger” mode!!! The grocery store isn’t the only place to use those wonderful bags. Flexible, sturdy, and sand-proof try taking them with you on your next trip to the beach. Or at your local Walgreens; Prescriptions, toothpaste, q-tips and that 32-ounce mouthwash will pack nicely into your reusable bag. Swing it over your shoulder and walk out as a winner.
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For those who have seen us in action know that we touch base on preventative measures concerning cancers, diabetes, and obesity. Today, we would like to share some light on preventative measures when dealing with pneumonia. For those who may have had personal experience with this infection or may know someone who has, know that this illness can be deadly. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. We would like to dedicated this blog to our dearest friend, Thamara.
Pneumonia is a common illness that affects millions of people each year in the United States. Germs called bacteria, viruses, and fungi may cause pneumonia.
Ways you can get pneumonia include:
- Bacteria and viruses living in your nose, sinuses, or mouth may spread to your lungs.
- You may breathe some of these germs directly into your lungs.
- You breathe in (inhale) food, liquids, vomit, or fluids from the mouth into your lungs (aspiration pneumonia)
Pneumonia caused by bacteria tends to be the most serious kind. In adults, bacteria are the most common cause of pneumonia.
- The most common pneumonia-causing germ in adults is Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus).
- Atypical pneumonia, often called walking pneumonia, is caused by certain other bacteria.
- Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is sometimes seen in people whose immune system is not working well.
Many other bacteria can also cause pneumonia.
Viruses are also a common cause of pneumonia, especially in infants and young children.
Risk factors that increase your chances of getting pneumonia include:
- Chronic lung disease (COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis)
- Cigarette smoking
- Dementia, stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, or other brain disorders
- Immune system problem (during cancer treatment or due to HIV/AIDS or organ transplant)
- Other serious illnesses, such as heart disease, liver cirrhosis, ordiabetes mellitus
- Recent surgery or trauma
- Surgery to treat cancer of the mouth, throat, or neck
The most common symptoms of pneumonia are:
- Cough (with some pneumonias you may cough up greenish or yellow mucus, or even bloody mucus)
- Fever, which may be mild or high
- Shaking chills
- Shortness of breath (may only occur when you climb stairs)
Other symptoms include:
- Confusion, especially in older people
- Excess sweating and clammy skin
- Loss of appetite, low energy, and fatigue
- Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough
If you have pneumonia, you may be working hard to breathe, or breathing fast.
The health care provider will hear crackles or abnormal breath sounds when listening to your chest with a stethoscope. Other abnormal breathing sounds may also be heard through the stethoscope or by tapping on your chest wall (percussion).
The health care provider will likely order a chest x-ray if pneumonia is suspected.
You may need other tests, including:
- Arterial blood gases to see if enough oxygen is getting into your blood from the lungs
- CBC to check white blood cell count
- CT scan of the chest
- Culture of your sputum to look for the bacteria or virus that is causing your symptoms
- Pleural fluid culture if there is fluid in the space around the lungs
Your doctor must first decide whether you need to be in the hospital. If you are treated in the hospital, you will receive:
- Fluids and antibiotics in your veins
- Oxygen therapy
- Breathing treatments (possibly)
It is very important that you are started on antibiotics very soon after you are admitted (unless you have viral pneumonia).
You are more likely to be admitted to the hospital if you:
- Have another serious medical problem
- Have severe symptoms
- Are unable to care for yourself at home, or are unable to eat or drink
- Are older than 65 or a young child
- Have been taking antibiotics at home and are not getting better
However, many people can be treated at home. Your doctor may tell you to take antibiotics. Antibiotics help some people with pneumonia get better.
- Don’t miss any doses. Take the medicine until it is gone, even if you start to feel better.
- Do NOT take cough medicine or cold medicine unless your doctor says it is okay. Coughing helps your body get rid of mucus from your lungs.
Breathing warm, moist (wet) air helps loosen the sticky mucus that may make you feel like you are choking. These things may help:
- Place a warm, wet washcloth loosely over your nose and mouth.
- Fill a humidifier with warm water and breathe in the warm mist.
- Take a couple of deep breaths two or three times every hour. Deep breaths will help open up your lungs.
- Tap your chest gently a few times a day and lie with your head lower than your chest. This can help bring up mucus from the lungs.
Drink plenty of liquids (as long as your health care provider says it is okay):
- Drink water, juice, or weak tea
- Drink at least 6 to 10 cups a day
- Do NOT drink alcohol
Get plenty of rest when you go home. If you have trouble sleeping at night, take naps during the day.
Wash your hands often, especially after:
- Blowing your nose
- Going to the bathroom
Also wash your hands before eating or preparing foods.
Don’t smoke. Tobacco damages your lung’s ability to ward off infection.
Vaccines may help prevent some types of pneumonia. They are even more important for the elderly and people with diabetes, asthma, emphysema, HIV, cancer, or other long-term conditions:
- Flu vaccine prevents pneumonia and other problems caused by the influenza virus. It must be given each year to protect against new virus strains.
- Pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax, Prevnar) lowers your chances of getting pneumonia from Streptococcus pneumoniae.
If you have cancer or HIV, talk to your doctor about ways to prevent pneumonia and other infections.
Reference: New York Times, Health Guide: Pneumonia – Adults (Community Acquired)
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Get in Shape by Running
Running is a great way to get in shape. It can burn quite a bit of calories and help you build and tone muscle easily. Not only that, but you don’t need an expensive gym membership to do it. On the contrary! You actually need to spend very little money to get good exercise while running. If you’re planning on taking up running to get in shape, read below for some great advice!
Look at investing in a good pair of running shoes. Any pair of sneakers will do, but if you buy a good pair that are designed for running, you’ll be able to get the most out of your workouts. Running shoes are designed to minimize the stress on your feet, ankles, and legs as well as effectively tone your leg muscles. A good pair of shoes will also help keep you from getting blisters during your runs.
Make sure you wear clothing that won’t chafe. You want something that’s comfortable and won’t restrict your movement. It’s also recommended that your clothing be somewhat reflective. This will help you be seen by any cars, especially if you’re running early in the morning, at night, or any other time when visibility may be limited.
Make sure you’re running in a safe area. You want to run somewhere where you won’t have to worry about getting run over by a car. Running around your neighborhood or a park can be great; running on the side of a highway not so much. You should also avoid any areas that are high in violence or criminal activity for your personal safety.
You should look into getting something to track your workout. You can either buy a small device designed for runners to log their runs or most smart phones have an app you can install to do this as well. This will give you an easy way to track how far you’ve run and even how many calories you’ve burned.
Try and run a similar route for a while and see how long it takes you to run that specific route. Each time you run, challenge yourself to beat your previous time. Once you think you’ve maximized your time, try increasing the distance and repeat the routine. Keep doing this until you’re running farther, faster.
Try and vary up your runs a bit. If you normally run on a flat, even area, try going somewhere to run that has a lot of hills. You can even go to a trail and try running on dirt. Running a flat mile is a lot easier than running a mile up and down hills or on a natural trail. This can be a great way to change up your workout and increase the pace at the same time.
Running isn’t hard. It’s cheap and can be a great way to get in shape. If you’re looking into running as a form of exercise, keep these pieces of advice in mind. With these handy tips, you’ll be well on your way to looking great.
I could not of help but noticed an interesting article posted in the The Trust Advisor, a weekly newsletter in which I am subscribed too. The newsletter is informative in many ways regarding currents events in the financial world, insurance, as well as topics on regulations and its impacts. The editor has great content, very specific to the industry and I am very pleased with the information he provides.
On to why I am talking about this article. So if you are in sales, any form of sales, you’ve must have used some sort of Contact Relationship Manager (CRM). Without a doubt one of the most important tools to use in any business. So, I had a chuckle when I read Scott Martin’s article about applying the principles of CRM with dating. Well, I can’t say it surprises me, since we now live in a world where dating/marriage have been subject to commidification. As well as our attention spans’ are of a small gold fish and millions of smart phone users require instant gratification. So ladies this article was not intended to offend perhaps to shed light on not only the growing trend of intimacy engrained with technology, but also the fact that we are shifting to a world where we are less genuine due to technology.
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Posted by Scott Martin, Contributor – on April 22nd, 2012
In a world where efficiency hunters are tracking and scheduling every casual contact, the case of the dating service spreadsheet gives advisors a taste of future best practices — and what to avoid.
David Merkur was a low-profile real estate banker who has acknowledged that he’s really more comfortable with spreadsheets. He just wanted to “stay organized” when it came to his little black book.
Now this number man’s solution to problems of romantic chemistry has gone viral, turning the once-dull art of customer relationship management into the hottest thing around.
As Merkur puts it, he worked long days as an associate director of Park Avenue firm Ladder Capital and found it tough to keep the two to three women he was meeting a week straight.
So he set up a spreadsheet to remember which was which and to remind him whether to monitor them “casually, closely or ASAP.”
That’s the real goal of CRM software, after all.
For many, CRM is still mostly a glorified electronic Rolodex — the icon you click when you need to look up how to reach a client or other business contact.
But as Merkur was finding out before his private adaptation of the technology went public, its true power comes from recording the details of every interaction and automatically scheduling the next one.
Let the robot do the work
If anything, Merkur looks like a bit of an amateur when it comes to setting up reminders that it was time to schedule the next date or send a follow-up “I had a wonderful time” text message precisely 72 hours later.
Just classifying your clients by “monitor casually” or “VIP” is okay when it comes to routing their calls, but a real modern CRM system should do the monitoring and prioritizing for you.
Emails from ultra-high-net-worth clients — the investors with the best “looks,” in the dating model — naturally rise to the top of the queue so an advisor can drop everything when they arrive.
More middle-of-the-road accounts slide to more of a “maintenance” cycle, letting the advisor respond as resources permit without making them feel like they’re just one more faceless account.
The system will also tell you when it’s time to check in on a hot prospect if too much time goes by without contacts. None of this vague “contact again week of X” or “might revisit” stuff. When the alarm goes off, a modern CRM will tell you the time is now.
Don’t play it cool
As in dating, you’re in charge of your CRM settings. Don’t settle for the default, whether it’s waiting three days before calling or three months before setting up your next client meeting.
This is your chance to go above and beyond expectations.
Remember, the high-net-worth attitude trackers at Spectrem found out that 40% of millionaires insist on being called back in under two hours.
Everyone in the industry knows that and has probably programmed their alerts accordingly. Get ahead of the pack and set your system to poke you 90 minutes after logging a call.
Email messages are a little less crucial, but if one in four HNW investors Spectrem talked to want two-hour response, why risk it?
And naturally, quicker is better. Unlike the dating world, there’s nothing gained in playing hard to get. The alerts should set hard limits on the maximum amount of time you wait before getting back to a client or hot prospect — faster service impresses.
One thing David Merkur failed to remember is that every woman on his list wanted to think she was the only one in his world. Every client wants to feel like the biggest account you have.
So when Merkur sent one of his girlfriends the list, part of the shock that got her to forward it on was seeing her vital statistics laid out next to the others.
The spreadsheet’s clinical tone probably didn’t help him cultivate a romantic image, either. (Click it to enlarge.)
You look good when they feel great
As Helen Mirren says in “Gosford Park,” the secret of good customer service is anticipating your client’s needs and behaviors.
The more clients — or girlfriends — you have, the harder it is to keep everything straight.
But the goal here is not so much to remind you which is which. It’s to make them feel special when you remember their birthdays and their grandkids’ names.
That’s ultimately what CRM systems enable. It requires more work at the beginning to program all that stuff into the software, but it pays off over time.
Spreadsheet Casanova David Merkur only had eight girlfriends and his spreadsheet didn’t have room for anything about them but where they grew up and how the dating negotiations were going.
An advisor with dozens or hundreds of wealthy clients — and more in the pipeline — needs a lot more help with the fine details that went into the portfolio or financial plan.
Even if you pride yourself on your memory, it takes effort to keep all that stuff in mind. Key it into the system and let go.
It should look so seamless your clients don’t know it exists. After all, you’re not exactly forwarding them the files you keep on them to prove to them how smart you are.
Scott Martin, senior editor, The Trust Advisor.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is the generic name for certain types of proteins found in common cereal grains – mainly wheat, barley, rye, spelt, and kamut (versions of wheat), triticale (a grain crossbred from wheat and rye), and their derivatives.
Whom It Affects
Current estimates suggest that 1 in every 133 Americans suffers a reaction to ingesting gluten, which is present in many products.
The Gluten Sensitivity Spectrum
Gluten is found in many foods otherwise considered wholesome, making the supermarket- for those who have an intolerance for gluten or those with celiac disease- a minefield.
The sensistivity to wheat and associated glutens range from mildly annoying to very serious.:
Conditions and Symptoms
- If you have a wheat allergy, you probably realize it. Allergic symptoms- itchy, watery eyes; runny nose; wheezing; skin rash; or diarrhea- appear very quickly after ingesting this grain. Eliminating wheat may be enough to relieve your symptoms. And you may still be able to eat oat or rye products.
Digestive distress, such as stomachache, bloating , diarrhea
Skin complaints like itching, eczema, hives
Joint and muscle pain
Malabsorption of nutrients
Headaches, including migraines
Antibody screenings are used to diagnose gluten intolerance
- If you have celias disease (symptoms include those listed above), which up to 3 million Americans are estimated to have, you must avoid gluten totally to avoid destroying your small intestine and possibly leading to more serious diseases, including cancer.
Living Gluten Free
You don’t have to give up all foods to live gluten-free: dietitians recommend that patients eat a variety of good things people should eat anyway, such as fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, milk, and legumes. All are naturally gluten free.
But you must become more vigilant about you diet, especially when it comes to:
- Eliminating foods that contain gluten: wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and triticale.
- Discovering that wheat-free; a product may have some other gluten-containing grain.
- Reading labels of all bakery and packaged foods carefully.
- Knowing that gluten-containing grains are used as both basic ingredients and additives during processing or preparation.
- Being aware that ingredients may need to be clarified by the manufacturer. Example: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein on an ingredient list may be made from wheat, soy, corn, or a mix of grains.
If you or someone in your family is gulten-intolerant, read the labels of foods every time you buy them, as ingredients may change at any time. To make sure you’re clear about contents, get in touch with manufacturers and ask them questions. It’s vitally improtantn that you know for certain a good is gluten-free. Always remember: If in doubt, go without.
Allowed Foods: Rice, corn, potato, tapioca, beans, garfava, sorghum, quinoa, millet, arrowroot, amaranth, teff, Montina, nut flours, distilled vinegars, distilled alcoholic beverages, wine, brand-name packaged yeast, caramel color made from corn citric acid, pure spices or bottled spices containing silicon dioxide, vanilla and vanilla extract.
Not Allowed Foods: Wheat (durum, graham, kamut, semolina, spelt), rye, barley, triticale, or products containing these items. Malt or malt flavoring, malt vinegar, beers, ales, lagers (are made from gluten-containging grains), brewer;s yeast that is a byproduct of beer, caramel color made from barly malt, dextrin made from wheat, wheat maltodextrin or maltodextrin (wheat), and starch or modified food starch made from wheat.
For more information about gluten intolerance and living gluten-free, visit:
Celiac Disease Foundation: celiac.org
Gluten Intolerance Group: gluten.net
Source: National Digestive Disease, Celiac Disease Foundation, Gluten Intolerance
|Fresh Meat:||(35⁰-40⁰)||(0⁰ or lower)|
|Beef roasts & steaks||3 – 4 days||6 – 12 months|
|Beef, ground||1- 2 days||3 – 4 months|
|Veal||1- 2 days||4 – 6 months|
|Pork chops||2 -3 days||4 – 6 months|
|Pork roasts||3- 5 days||4 – 8 months|
|Pork sauage||1 -2 days||1 – 2 months|
|Bacon||2 weeks||3 months|
|Ham, whole||1 week||1 – 2 months|
|Lamb chops||3 – 5 days||6 – 8 months|
|Chicken & turkey||1 – 2 days||12 months|
|Duck & goose||1 – 2 days||9 months|
|Fish||1 – 2 days||3 – 6 months|
|In shell||4 – 5 days|
|Dairy:||(35⁰-40⁰)||(0⁰ or lower)|
|Cottage Cheese||1 week||2 weeks|
|Sour cream||2 weeks|
|Hard cheese||3 – 4 months||6 months|
|Processed cheese||1 month||6 months|
|Ice cream||2 months|
|Margarine & butter||2 – 4 weeks||9 months|
|Milk||8 – 20 days|
|Mustard||6 – 8 months||12 months|
|Bread||1 – 2 weeks||3 months|
|Frozen vegetables||8 months|
|Frozen fruit||1 year|
|Fruit juice concentrate||6 days||1 year|
1. Better Health
Animal foods, especially red meat, are among the largest sources of saturated fats in our diet. Eliminating meat―beef, pork, lamb, poultry―one day a week can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and some cancers. What’s more, “cutting down on meat encourages people to eat more vegetables,” says Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, in New York City. Adding a serving of produce to your diet each day (say, ½ cup of melon or broccoli) may lower your risk of heart disease by 4 percent and your risk of stroke by 6 percent.
2. More Money in Your Pocket
Consuming less meat boosts your bottom line. The average cost of a pound of sirloin is $6.20, compared with 90 cents for a 15-ounce can of beans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If a family of four replaces a steak dinner ($9.30 for 1½ pounds) with a fresh bean and vegetable salad ($1.80 for two cans of beans) once a week, they will save $7.50. After a year, that’s an extra $390.
3. A Greener Planet
The livestock industry creates almost a fifth of all greenhouse gases and takes up 30 percent of the earth’s usable land, according to a United Nations report. (Vegetables and other produce don’t even come close.) Eliminate 1½ pounds of meat (about what a family of four eats for dinner) once a week, says Gidon Eshel, a professor of physics at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, “and you’ll get almost the same benefits as trading in a standard sedan for an ultra-efficient Prius hybrid.”
Time and time again we always hear how there is no nutritional difference between organic and conventional foods. Why is one called organic and the other conventional? There MUST be some kind of difference, isn’t there?
Let us ask you question, “Who’s your farmer”? Do you know where his or her farm is located? Around the block? 15 miles from your job? Or maybe 5,000 miles from your home? Now let us ask you do you know if your farmer is using pesticides, steroids, or any other chemicals? And if so are any of these chemicals possibly harmful? Well to be quite frank with you, the food that your eating is likely killing right now and you don’t even know it!!
Finding out where your food comes from and what is use to produce it is one of the most important decisions you can make towards living a healthier life. Because our daily schedules are full with work, kids, family, school, and other activities we rarely stop to think about where our food comes from and it’s production. One of the best ways to find out where your food comes from is by taking a trip with your family to your local farm or farmers market. There you can get all the right information about the food that is being grown. Information such as is the food being grown organic, how long has the land been certified organic, if not what types of pesticides or, steroids, if any are being used.
“Methyl bromide is a fumigant gas used nationally to protect crops from pests in the soil and to fumigate grain bins and other agricultural storage areas. Methyl bromide was linked to the risk of prostate cancer in the entire group, while exposure to six other pesticides was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer only among men with a family history of the disease.” National Cancer Institute
“Six chemicals in all, including two fungicides (Benomyl and Maneb/mancozeb) and two insecticides (Carbaryl and methyl/ethyl parathion) were found to double the risk of developing skin cancer with repeated exposure of more than 50 lifetime days. The incidence of cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, tripled from 1975 to 2006 in the United States, and it has been estimated that there will be 68,720 new cases of melanoma and 8,650 melanoma deaths in 2009.” Environmental Health Perspective
“The chemical has been banned in the European Union since 2004 but is still one of the most widely used herbicides in the U.S. with 77 million pounds applied in 2003. It has infiltrated its way into the drinking water of an estimated 33 million Americans, and the article explains that there have been breakdowns in regulation and oversight of atrazine levels in public water.” Eileen Mericle Ames in a Des Moines Register newspaper article titled, “Pesticides Lead to Much Destruction.”
It is generally accepted that one contributing factor to the fall of Rome was excess lead poisoning (or plumbism) which disproportionately affected the aristocratic class. It would probably be unfair to chalk this up to hubris since the ancient Romans lacked sophisticated knowledge about the neurotoxic effects of lead.
Our culture, however, has no excuse. We have information at our finger tips and technology advancing at the speed of light (at least to us it seems like it). So take initiative and find out where your local farms are located. Be proactive in always asking questions. Don’t always assume that just because you might be eating your fruits and vegetables that they are always safe for you. Food for thought. You are what you eat!!
Let’s get real shall we? Every celebrity on TV has 5 Personal Trainers and 3 chefs (Plugin: they have us on speed dial!) and a fitness dog that runs on the treadmill beside them to keep them company. This is NOT a realistic health and fitness plan for women in the real-world who don’t have the time to workout all day and have massages and take their dog to the puppy salon.
If you don’t have time to cook 6-gourmet, no-fat, elegant 5-star meals a day, keep reading. If Thor the Trainer doesn’t sweetly puff your eyes open in the morning as you rise for your 2-hour jog and massage, keep reading. If you don’t want to read a 600-page book on weight loss that spends 30 pages explaining concepts you understand on the very first page on every chapter, keep reading.
The above examples of how to get in shape just aren’t realistic for today’s 21st century woman. What is realistic is what is about to follow.
Here are 3 great time saving tips for all the wonderful women living and prospering in the real world! Enjoy!
Tip #1: Fast workouts: If you can’t go longer, go a bit harder. This doesn’t mean you’ve got to scare people at the gym with blinding speed, it just means perhaps pairing up exercises and doing one set of one exercise in between a set of another. Just go back and forth between two exercises and right there, you’ve cut your time in half! Take a break whenever you need to when you’re trying this new format but trust me, you’ll not only save time with this format, you’ll get in better shape fast too!
Tip #2: Stand up and multitask! Whenever you sit while doing an exercise, you shut off a huge amount of muscle. Whether you’re working at your desk or doing a workout or watching TV or sitting right now, stand up! That’ll get all that muscle that can be supporting you doing the work instead of that bench or chair robbing you of fat burning time. Try holding a lunge or half squat while you do your bicep curls or while you make a meal or while you work on the computer. You’ll feel a great burn, save time, keep your metabolism flying and multitask like never before! And yes, this one’s only for women because we all know men can’t multitask chuckle, chuckle.
Tip #3: Up the weight. Not a lot, just a little. The heavier the weights my female clients lift, the better shape they get in and the shorter the workouts get! You don’t have to up the weights by much, just up them enough to cut your sets back by 2-3 reps or so. It’ll save you time, tighten and tone your body quicker and boost your energy and metabolism. You can’t go wrong! Make sure you can still maintain proper form and go for a slightly heavier weight and a few less reps for each set and you’ll be a stronger, leaner, slenderer you before you know it!
These tips should save you time to do all else that you need to do and then some! Put them to use and you’ll have this and everything done and a body the celebrities wish they had in no time at all! Now where’s Thor for that massage…
Best of Health,
Women’s Weight Loss Specialist
Byron Collyer is a Certified Personal Trainer that specializes in women’s weight loss and other health and fitness training programs. Byron’s women’s fitness products can be viewed at: www.lightenyourlifestyle.com
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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR SINUS INFECTIONS AND MUSCLE ACHES
We pulled the plug on conventional medical “wisdom” and are treating ourselves naturally. Try taking 1 tsp ACV twice a day and your own your way to get some relief.
BEETS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Drink beet juice to control high blood pressure.
BAKING SODA FOR COLDS
Do you have all the early signs of a cold / flu coming on- achy, runny nose, sore throat, and cough? Start by taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda in a glass of cold water every 2 hours, and cut back to every 4 hours for that day. In a little over 24 hours, you will be feeling FINE. We KNOW you were exposed, We KNOW you were getting sick… now, your fine! Absolutely worth trying if you are coming down with a cold or flu!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, BAKING SODA FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Diagnosed with IBS? Are you suffering from awful bloating, trouble breathing, and awful pain? Is your doctor prescribing a number of meds that’s not helping? Start by taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. You will have almost immediate results. Take it in morning before breakfast and before going bed at night.
GARLIC FOR CURES
There has been report that feet swelling starts along with blood pressure spiking to very high levels. I do not have high blood pressure so I could not understand what was going on. By day three I figured out I had a tooth infection that was probably starting to seep into my blood causing the swelling, blood pressure spikes, tingling in head, legs, and feet. After speaking with a dentist who felt they were unrelated and would not give me any advice on whether I should go to the ER, I decided to use garlic infused with our Famous Mango Mousse Parfait (helps it go down easier). I took about 1 T. of crushed garlic and 1 T. of mousse. Within 5 minutes the swelling in my feet went away and I felt my blood pressure had gone down. I took my blood pressure and it had dropped over 50 points! Obviously, the blood pressure spikes were brought on by the tooth infection, unbeknownst to the young dentist!!!
We cook with garlic all of the time, but RAW GARLIC is terrific for blood pressure and infections!!!
CAYENNE FOR NOSE BLEEDS
Almost every now and then I would get awful nosebleeds, and they were very difficult to stop. Sometimes they would stop only to start again within a few minutes. After reading about cayenne and its healing abilities I experimented. These days I use 1/2 tsp of cayenne in warm water to make a tea. It’s easier on my stomach and I feel its effects faster. The nosebleeds never returned.
PICKLE JUICE FOR ACID REFLUX
For those who are on nexium, here is your chance to kick them to the curb! Just take a few gulps of the pickle juice and about 5 minutes later we’ll be on your way to reflux freedom.
TURMERIC FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Use it by mixing 1 tbsp. in a small bowl with some milk and a bit of sugar (as a mild exfoliant). Then rub the face and any other problem areas with this and leave it on for as long as possible before showering, usually for about 15-20 mins.
Try using 1 tbsp. tumeric in some honey with a tiny splash of apple cider vinegar and sugar, which worked fantastically, even better than the milk.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR GUM DISEASE
Rinsing and swishing with hydrogen peroxide daily. You won’t be used to the froth and the after-smell (for lack of a better term) so just start off by taking a capful. After you get used to it, you can start taking a full swig. We found this to be better because it didn’t foam up as fast and you can get more parts of your mouth.