Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forks Over Knives Review - Changing the Way America Eats.

Another "must see" movie!  

My sister said she watched this film from her NetFlex account over the weekend.  I wanted to have my own copy so I ordered it from  

"Forks over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods." 

A couple of points that I took away from watching this movie were -

1)  Even if you decide not to totally eliminate meat and dairy from your diet, it is important to eat small amounts (meat/dairy) and buy organic/free range whenever possible. 

2) "Let food be thy Medicine" - Hippocrates, father of medicine.   There are so many healing properties that have been reported from eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables and unprocessed whole foods.  Degenerative diseases and even some cancers can almost always be prevented and even reversed by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet.  

3) This will be another movie that I encourage my own children to watch.  Maybe on the next family vacation that we take together...mmmm.  Hopefully, it will remind them how important it is to eat meals at home instead of buying "take-out" where you get a highly processed meal with too much fat, sugar and sodium that is low in fiber and healthy nutrients. 

Even Dr. Oz says, "I loved it and I need all of you to see it."

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mental Illness Help - Thanks to Omegas!

There have been numerous reports over the years that link a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are commonly found in fish oil, salmon and walnuts, to have numerous health benefits. Some of these benefits can help support a healthy heart, joint and brain function.  
In a report published by the Archives of General Psychiatry, people who were at an extremely high risk of developing a psychosis, such as schizophrenia, were found to be less likely to develop psychotic disorders after just 12 weeks of taking fish oil supplements.  The study shows that Omega-3 supplementation may be effective because individuals with schizophrenia have an underlying dysfunction in fatty acid metabolism.  
Click here to view the study:

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are devastating forms of mental problems where people lose contact with reality and can end up hurting themselves or others.   The treatment for these psychotic disorders are usually heavy psychiatric drugs that have numerous side effects and/or institutionalization.  
I know this all too well, because my brother, Brian was a schizophrenic.  His illness was not only traumatic for him but for our entire family.  Unfortunately, Brian ended up taking his own life because he was so tormented by this disease. 

Brian 1964-1989
 Twenty-two years later, we wish we would have known the value of looking for alternative ways to deal with this disease instead of watching the doctors pump high dosages of drugs into Brian and giving him shock treatments as well.  Today, knowing what we know now through our own research over the years, we would have taken a more nutritional approach and incorporated fish oils, B vitamins and other supplements into his diet.

The good news is that there is hope.  We continue to learn more on how to treat these psychotic disorders with natural substances such as Omega-3 fatty acids, that have virtually no side effects, and we may be able to prevent or at least change the severity of these illnesses.  

That being said, there has been a lot of publicity in media exposure about the benefits of fish oil supplements but make sure you know all the facts before you jump into buying any supplements.   

Are your supplements safe?  Buyer beware...Learn about this CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT on the World’s Largest Supplier of Fish Oil Supplements that contain PCB’s (industrial chemicals). Initial defendants include Houston-based Omega Protein, which is the largest producer of omega-3 fish oil in the world; GNC; drug
store chains Rite Aid Corp. and CVS Caremark Corp. and others.
Click here to learn more:  

I use Shaklee's Omega Guard 
- Pharmaceutical Grade
- Multi-step molecular distillation
- Contains all seven Omega-3 EFA's
- Safety and Purity Guaranteed

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lose weight the safe & healthy way - An invitation to a Cinch Webinar!

Do you want to lose weight and gain better health?

Then I would like to invite you to join Chair of Medical Affairs, Health Sciences and Education Dr. Jamie McManus and Director of Medical Affairs and Health Sciences Pamela Riggs to learn about the Cinch Inch Loss Plan.

Dr. Jamie McManus
Pamela Riggs

On this webinar, you will get an explanation of the science behind Cinch, and an overview of what's involved in the program and how (and why) it works.  You will also hear about Cinch results - and why you can write your own Cinch success story, even if you've experienced failure with diets in the past.  There will also be a Q&A period, and an emphasis on answering the most frequently asked questions, and addressing the most common experience.

Here are the details:

Date:  Wednesday, January 11th
Time: 5:30 pm Pacific, 6:30 pm Mountain, 7:30 pm Central, 8:30 pm Eastern, 9:30 pm Atlantic
Webcast link:
Please take a moment to click on the link above before the live webcast and pre-register and Test Your System.  Doing so will ensure you can enter the webcast quickly and easily when it's time for the live event.

If you won't have access to a computer, you can participate by dialing 1-512-225-3211 / 865562#.    

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Do you need to DETOX your about your home?

I know you'll want to read this issue of Making a Difference!. Just look at what you'll find this month:
The “cleaning” job you can’t ignore... 
Once in awhile, no matter how well you maintain your home on a regular basis, you need to deep clean it, not only to give it a facelift, but to preserve its beauty and extend its life!
You need to have the same attitude about your body. In other words, once in awhile, you need to shake it up, clean it out, throw off the toxins and start from scratch... to give your cells a facelift and preserve their life potential.

So... isn't now a perfect time to detoxify the Shaklee way? 

Plus... But isn't my body self-cleaning? 
Gentle detoxifying the Shaklee way... 
The first and most important "supplement" to take while detoxifying your body is... ??? 

This important product and so many more are featured in this article. Included are:

  • Get Clean Water
  • Herb-Lax
  • Live DTX
  • Fiber Plan

Also on Page 2... Choose your pace...
And... Huge detox health benefits... 
Gentle detoxifying the Shaklee way (cont. from page 2)... 
Detoxifying your cells is such an important topic, we needed two pages to cover the essentials. 
We continue with more info about the importance of Fiber Plan in your detox program. Then we talk about the benefits of:
  • EZ-Gest
  • Optiflora
  • CarotoMax
  • Sustained Release Vita-C
  • OsteoMatrix
And... Do YOU need to detox?

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