13 Mar

Don’t take the simple things for granted!

The body needs water everyday to function. Let me clarify this statement.  The body needs a required amount, according to its size, to function optimally.  We all know this, right? We know we can’t live without it. So why don’t we manage or monitor the amount of water we drink?

Because we have been taught that water is only an option and it can be replaced by other fluids? Unfortunately, this is absolutely wrong. Water is necessary for the body to functions at its best. How much do we need to drink? The intake of water is in direct relation to how much you weigh.  So everyone needs a different amount of water per day.  It’s not just a cup or two; it’s more like 60 to 100 ounces per day.  This is a known fact. But for some odd reason, it is difficult to accomplish this goal. This seems simple enough.  This seems simple enough, then why are most people chronically dehydrated?

If we all know this than why do most of us including myself wait until our body’s tell us, “Hey, I’m thirsty!” At this point it’s too late, there is already internal damage occurring. It might be small, but over time it becomes significant. Felling thirsty is a sign and symptom of mild to severe “Dehydration.” This is not just an individual problem; it’s national problem.

Being thirsty is a warning sign that the body is starting to malfunction. Medically speaking, when the body is craving thirst, it is already too late and has reached the point of  deficiency throughout the body. At this point the body is functioning below its physical and mental potential. Don’t quote me on this but I think it’s three to five percent below its potential.

Let me put this in perspective. This is like driving your car until the Oil warning light starts flashing and thinking, “it will be okay, I’ll check when I get home”. You may make it and you may not make it. Do you want to take that chance? Some people do this, I don’t recommend this.  But to keep your car running at top performance, we proactively change the oil every 1 to 3 thousand miles, or for newer cars we refer to the owners manual.

The owners manual for the body (all anatomy and physiology books) state the body is made up of around 60% of water. It is a necessity to keep it hydrated. Because it keeps the blood flowing smoothly and clean, transports oxygen,  hormones, and nutrients throughout the body.  This is also another name for maintaining “Homeostasis.” If the blood gets thick due to dehydration; it becomes sluggish; it becomes less efficient at transporting these items to their perspective destinations. Hence,  dehydration is one of the main causes in the development of a disease process.

The general Rule of Thumb for drinking water is: Drink half of your body weight in ounces. For example, a 200lb men should be drinking 100 ounces of water per day if he is sedentary. If he is active and doing physical labor he needs to be consuming 4 to 6 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes during the activity. This is in addition to the 100 ounces needed to sustain a health life style. So drink water and stay healthy. Oh, by the way, most hunger cravings are the signs of dehydration and thirst not food. So drink water throughout the day and in between meals. Most of your minor aches and pain will vanish. Don’t take this flavorless, hydrogen and oxygen chemical compound, H2O, for granted!

10 Mar

Choose to be different. Choose to be you.

To be accepted, to fit into society is fairly easy, most of us do it everyday.  You just have to follow a few specific rules of etiquette and you blend right in. To be hired and paid an average living wage follows the same kind of rules. If you follow a set of instructions and put the right words into your resume you have a decent chance of getting hired. But this is the same criteria they use to downsize a company?  If you fit in and do the same thing as your co-workers, you can easily be replaced.   What can you do or offer better than anyone else?

Are you different or unique in some form or fashion?  Who knows this about you?  Are you passionate about anything? We all have something that inspires us, you just need to find it and embrace it, because this is who you are. This is what makes you a unique individual. So the big question you should be asking yourself is, am I living the life I was born to live?

I’ve asked many co-workers this same question. And the quick, most common response is, I don’t know. Mind you, these people are very smart when it comes to their job, and they do it very well. Unfortunately, being passionate about something doesn’t have rules to follow and is boundless and free.  And with freedom comes criticism and sometimes ridicule.  This scares most of us and makes us uncomfortable to say the least.

Why? Because we have only been taught how to be good rule followers and know that being perfect may get you a good grade, positive reinforcement by your peers and boss,  and even get you hired at a well-paying company. The most common American goal is to be perfect  at something and fit the mold of being an A, B, or C student;  this is how you blend into the status quo and where most people find comfort. The majority of people are okay with this or feel they don’t have any other choice, and that is okay too.

Yet, some of us are trying to break free from the status quo and don’t know how. This is like wanting to learn a foreign language without an instructor. It is possible, unfortunately most people have not learned how to do this. Why? Because we’ve been taught that making mistakes and failure is associated with bad grades along with not being able to follow directions. Ultimately, not a good employee.

Unfortunately, what we are not taught in school is, most remarkable people make multiple mistakes throughout their lives, yet they seem to find how to grow and improve from these mistakes.  Somehow they have realized it is okay to stumble and fall or simply just fail at something; because the rules about  great successes, always, always comes great and multiple failures.

Embracing the rules of success starts with finding what you are passionate about.  Passion knows no bounds. It is an abyss of opportunity. It is going to be full of UPS and DOWNS, because you are creating the rules. We need to prepare and accept occasional setbacks as part of this emotional experience toward fulfilling your dream. But learn from those mistakes and never give up.

Einstein supposedly failed nearly a thousand times before he created the light bulb. And crazy as it sounds, he was motivated by trying to stop the light from burning, as oppose to trying to keep the filament burning longer. Image that. We can learn more from our mistakes than our successes. Rule followers may get decent paying jobs, however, passionate opportunity seekers, creative artists and entrepreneurs live by their own rules and create their own realities. How do you want to live and be remembered?

18 Dec

Wellosophy For Life (Youngevity Forever)

Wellness for Life. Youngevity‘s nutrition and supplement products will provide the 90 essential nutrients that the human body needs to sustain good health. 90 for life gives your body everything it needs to grow, sustain, heal and function at its optimum potential. Scientifically tested by the best labs in the industry coupled with thousands of documented cases of healing success for over twenty years.

Dr. Joel Wallach’s philosophy is based on the fact that our modern day food supply is deficient in the vital and essential minerals and vitamins that it use to contain, due to many different reasons, such as commercial farming practices and the processing of our boxed and canned foods. Youngevity’s products have improved the health and wellness of thousands of people’s lives around the world. Dr. Wallach has demanded nothing but the highest quality products (plant derived minerals) to be sold under his name. These products are supported by scientific research and have received nothing but the highest quality lab testing results. One of the only nutrition and supplement companies that have been to court and successfully prevailed against the Food Drug Administration (FDA) on multiple occasions.

Youngevity is a multidimensional company that allows its customers to share in its unquestionable success by simply sharing their personal experiences with others, and by showing them the unlimited business opportunity by becoming a Youngevity Independent Marketing Director.  Below are some informative videos that just may change your perspective and have an influential effect on your current situation.

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02 Jan

Do you know what you are buying from the grocery store?

1Say-no-to-Processed-FoodsWhat products should you avoid?  Most cereals that are made for kids and adults.  Most frozen food items.  Anything that is artificially sweeten or just sweetened with corn syrup or fructose.  It is believed that 70-80 percent of all food items in the grocery store have Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in them. Please be careful and try to eat more of a Plant Based diet and if possible buy Organic foods preferably.  According to U.S. Newswire (2007), “Reality: High fructose corn syrup is made from corn, a natural grain product. The process to make high fructose corn syrup begins with steeping corn to soften and separate the kernel into its component parts–starch, corn hull, protein and oil. Many of the processes used to make high fructose corn syrup are used in the production of other foods and ingredients that are commonly considered natural” (2007).   And unfortunately, nearly all corn-based products are manufactured by Monsanto, the weed killer and pesticide company.  “The “big four” biotech seed companies—Monsanto, DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred, Syngenta, and Dow AgroSciences—own 80% of the US corn market and 70% of the soybean business” (“gmeducation.org,” The Monsanto Monopoly).

References

(2007, December 13). CRA Releases Top Published Myths About High Fructose Corn Syrup. U.S. Newswire. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/docview/450800183?accountid=35812

http://www.gmeducation.org/latest-news/p207220-the%20monsanto%20monopoly.html

01 Jan

Useful Information

useful-informationWe all have lots of questions and concerns, yet only talk about them with close friends.  Most people don’t  know where to begin looking for credible sources or who to trust when looking for answers.  We have become a nation of suspicious individuals.  We need to arm ourselves with the tools that will help us know what is reliable and what should be ignored.  We need to have a strong purpose for waking up in the morning and share it with others, our family, friends, neighbors, and our community. Your purpose will give you and slowly build your confidence. The next step is to talk about these things that matter to you.  What motivates you; what angers you; what would you like to do to make things better? How would you change things in your life and in your community? This blog is designed to be an open forum to Ask, Find, Suggest, Give, Inform, Unite, Encourage, and Provide Useful Information to everyone willing to listen.  Here are some ideas and subjects to help guide your comments: Hope, Desire, Consciousness, Education, History, Health, Fitness, Inspiration, and Fun.  Please use multimedia, pictures, videos, and music to support your thoughts.


First step in understanding is getting informed and being aware of who you are, what YOU believe in, and what is happening around you. This might be a big first step for most of us; however, I know lots of people want change and this can only happen when other people believe in what you believe. The website that I am listing is provided by the United States Government and is a step by step way to start a Petition for Change any kind of Change.

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See examples of current petitions :  Petitions