My Top 7 Secrets To Look Younger

Want to look younger?

What type of beauty products help make you look young?

PRODUCTS to make you look young…

I know that I am 51 and people ask me all the time how come I look so young.  I have many secrets but here are my best ones.  You will see the supplements I take at the bottom of the page and I have included a link to buy them.  The Vitamins are the BEST!

Step 1: Choose Great Products

I love using great face products, wash, toner and moisturizer.  I wear sunscreen and limit my time in the sun.  I also take notice of how I sleep and when I wake on my side and wrinkling my face I turn back over.  Am I obsessed? Yes.  lol  I use Rodan and Fields and I am a preferred customer with their company so I don’t switch up using different products.  I also use Therapy Systems.  I like looking great, because just like having a great hair day, it does affect your emotions and how you feel about yourself.  It’s not necessarily about wearing good make up, however I do know when you use good products even for your hair, you get great results.

Want to look younger?  Try my secrets!Step 2: Cut out Sugar and low fat.

Low fat has been the craze now for decades and look around. What has that wonderful bit of advice done for the bodies you see? We’re fatter, sicker, and more addicted to sugar and carbs than any other time in history. And, we’re passing these habits to our kids.  Be sure to check out my other articles about sugar!

Fats are not to be feared – they’re to be embraced. Eating avocados is a plus not a danger! Sugar I say is of the devil and to be avoided at all cost.

Step 3: Exercise

Great way to look younger.... here are some good tips....Gym classes can be fun, if you like sitting in one place and torturing yourself. But have you noticed how little people change their bodies in these classes? Sure, it’s good “cardio”, but cardiovascular conditioning can be gained with far less time and effort.

Stength Training is a must.  In fact it is good to hire a personal trainer to get an overall body workout.  Although running is good for the heart and keep your fat intake under control, it won’t make you look younger unless you do some weights.

Step 4: Stop Blaming Everything On How Old You Are

Some people eat, think, and move like a fat, old, dying person and use the excuse of why they look like they do is because of their age!

Listen: Your body doesn’t own a clock. Studies have shown that men and women in their 90s were able to gain muscle tone in just a matter of weeks of simple weight training.

The best challenge there is happens to be taking control of your health and body.  Eating right, exercising and lifestyle change!

Step 5: Avoid Chronic Dehydration

drinking water is a great way to look younger... what are my other top secrets?  Check it out!Water isn’t just “good for you” — water burns fat. Water suppresses hunger. Water renews your skin. Just drinking 12 ounces of pure water every day can take a few years off your face in a matter of weeks. You’ll also drop fat, have more energy, and save your kidneys and liver from chronic overwork.

When your kidneys are taxed from too little water, your liver has to take over. Now, get this: Your liver is your number one fat-burning organ. Do you REALLY want it processing liquids and toxins rather than BURNING FAT? No way, right? Well, grab a glass of water, and watch the mirror. Within a few weeks, the change to your face and body will be noticeable.

I have an app on my phone called the Water Coach.  It will ding when you need water!  If you drink coffee, you need to drink extra water because the caffeine will really suck the life out of you making you look older.

Step 6:  Get Stress OUT!

Stress and drama can really make you look old!  I have met people who look “really old” and its because their life has been to hell and back because of their life path they have chosen.  Whether it’s been a decision or an environment, little steps taken in the right choice can help you look younger by de-stressing.  Take time to pray, meditate, being alone with God, journal and a time to take a walk, exercise and be in relationships that produces happiness.

Step 7 : Improve Your Diet

You may not realize it now but you are what you eat and that is scary especially in how we as women turn to fast drive through and boxed processed meals.  Not only do we need to slow down, relax but plan out our meals for a more healthy meals. If you are overweight and tired, chances are you are not only under stress but unhealthy inside your body and you look older.  I start my day out with Plexus Slim to regulate my sugar and control my appetite, the ProBio5 at night to control my sugar addiction, the XFactor Vitamins that have gave me super body hair and great skin.  I also take Vitamin B Complex, CoQ10 and Cod Liver Oil along with Vitamin D drops in my Young Living Essential Lemon Oil water.  I have links for all these if you want to place an order from my sources just leave me a comment below and I will help you get started.

One of the things I did to look younger and feel great was lose weight and this is how I did it! Over 2 years ago I turned to Plexus Slim as a weight loss supplement that not only regulated my blood sugars but gave me appetite control.  It is a cherry pomegranate flavored powder you mix with a bottle of water and drink!  I also took the Accelerator capsule.  I made some lifestyle changes along the way.  I gave up coke, and started planning out my meals with more fresh foods.  Not only did I lose 24 pounds but also 28 inches in three months!  Now I help people get healthy.  It also put me on the path to take out some of the stresses in my life!  I not only look younger but feel younger!  

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR Plexus Slim/Accelerator combo, X Factor Vitamins, ProBio5. 


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What the Heck is Leaky Gut?

Have you ever heard the term Leaky Gut???9 signs you may have a leaky gut!  You will want to see this....

If not then please take a minute to read this.

9 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut:

1. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
2. Seasonal allergies or asthma.
3. Hormonal imbalances such as PMS or PCOS.
4. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, thyroiditis, lupus, psoriasis, or celiac disease.
5. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.
6. Mood and mind issues such as depression, anxiety, ADD or ADHD.
7. Skin issues such as acne, rosacea, or eczema.
8. Diagnosis of candida overgrowth.
9. Food allergies or food intolerances.
LEAKY GUT, do you have it?  Do you have these symptoms?
It is so important to be on a daily probiotic. If you have these symptoms or you know someone who does please feel free to contact me in the comments below or get your ProBio5 today along with the BioCleanse here:

How Leaky Gut Affects You

Dr. Oz says, our digestive lining serves an important barrier function. It’s like a net with very small holes that allows only certain substances that are small enough to go through, while keeping out larger undesirable particles. With leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, the net becomes damaged, resulting in bigger holes that allow more things to pass through that ordinarily couldn’t.

The barrier function becomes compromised, so that bacteria, viruses, undigested food particles and toxic waste products can leak from the inside of your intestines through the damaged digestive lining into your bloodstream, where they’re transported throughout your body and can trigger your immune system to react. The end result is inflammation in various parts of your body, leading to a wide variety of symptoms like bloating, cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, flushing, achy joints, headache and rashes.

With leaky gut not only is the digestive lining more porous and less selective about what can get in, but normal absorption can also be affected. Nutritional deficiencies may develop as a result of damage to the villi – the finger-like projections in the small intestine that are responsible for absorbing nutrients.

Multiple food sensitivities are another hallmark of leaky gut, because partially digested particles of protein and fat may leak through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream and cause an allergic response. Increased intestinal permeability may potentially cause or worsen a number of other conditions, including Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), arthritis, psoriasis, eczema and asthma.

What causes a leaky gut?Are There Any Solutions?

There’s no miracle cure for treating leaky gut, but there are things you can do if you’re suffering from it that can help heal inflammation and restore the integrity of your gut lining.

An anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates refined sugars, dairy, gluten, alcohol and artificial sweeteners – some of the biggest offenders when it comes to inflammation – can be very helpful. Consuming lots of anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids in fish and nuts, and filling up on green leafy vegetables, high-fiber and fermented foods that help to promote the growth of good bacteria is also crucial.

A robust probiotic that contains large amounts of good bacteria can help heal a damaged intestinal lining by restoring balance in the gut flora.

Do you have Leaky Gut?Get YOUR PROBIO5 HERE and you may find relief today from your symptoms:

Most people will notice improvement within 6 weeks, although it may take several months and even years to heal a damaged intestinal lining in extreme cases of leaky gut.

The FDA only approves prescription drugs. The FDA does not approve or disapprove dietary supplements. They do review the ingredients to ensure they are safe and unadulterated and take action such as pulling a product or contacting a manufacturer. You won’t ever find Plexus Slim FDA approved, because they don’t approve dietary supplements. The FDA has reviewed Plexus Slim ingredients and there are no problems with the safety.





Sugar, Deadly and Harmful

I watched this on just how deadly sugar can be and the connection to cancer.  We are seeing a rise in cancer, in fact 1 out of 3 people get cancer.  I won’t be surprised if it continues to rise as we Americans continue to eat out of control with sugar, additives, preservatives, boxed and processed food.  There must be an answer to the insanity of killing ourselves!  Would love to know your comments below after watching.

3 years ago I made the choice to eat healthier and to lose weight.  I was approaching 50 and not to my surprise was 40 pounds heavier from my high school weight.  I know that sounds ridiculous since most of us after having children and we tend to slow down, we all gain weight with the years.  However, I decided to make a lifestyle change.  We drink only water with an occasional tea and coffee.  I try to make healthier choices in my foods and opted to buy more organic.  I have wrote several articles on how to lose weight, and choose the right supplements.

What is this stuff that helps control SUGAR addictions?I lost 24 pounds with a pink powder that took away my sugar cravings to break the addiction.  It is called Plexus Slim.  I also combined it with the Accelerator to help me with my energy levels, because lets face it, when you have extra weight that you are carrying around, you don’t have much energy and you may have extra pain in the joints.  Now I love helping people find the answers to helping with their weight loss journey.

You may check out my products here that helped me break the sugar addiction.  Not only do I feel better with the weight off, I now feel as though I am keeping my family a little safer by our choices.

Does sugar “feed” cancer cells?

Let’s look at the evidence to find out whether sugar causes cancer to grow and spread more quickly.

It’s true that sugar feeds every cell in our body — even cancer cells. But, research shows that eating sugar doesn’t necessarily lead to cancer. It’s what sugar does to your waistline that can lead to cancer.

Taking in too many sugar calories can result in gaining weight and being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk for cancer and other diseases.

“Your body’s cells use sugar to keep your vital organs functioning,” says Clare McKindley, clinical dietitian at MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center , “But too much daily sugar can cause weight gain. And, unhealthy weight gain and a lack of exercise can increase your cancer risks.”

Eat the right amount of sugar

So, how much sugar is safe to eat?  Women should have no more than six teaspoons per day (25 grams), and men should have no more than nine teaspoons per day (37 grams), says the American Heart Association. This equals to about 100 calories for women and 150 for men.

If you’re like most Americans, you actually eat more than double that much sugar in a day — about 22 teaspoons. That’s 260 cups or 130 lbs. of sugar each year.  (IF YOU DRINK SODA = over 60 tsp)

Even worse, all that extra sugar breaks down to about 500 calories per day. That’s hundreds of calories with absolutely no nutritional or cancer-fighting benefit.

And, it’s not just sweets that are loaded with sugar. Pasta sauce, salad dressings and canned vegetables also have hidden sugars. Canned and processed foods are some of the biggest offenders.

Spot hidden sugars in food

This is why it’s so important to read food labels.

Your first clue that a product is high in sugar is if the word “sugar” is listed as the first ingredient.

sugar, honeyBeware, though. Some sugary foods don’t include “sugar” on the ingredient list. That’s because sugar is often disguised under different names. Here are some hidden “sugar” words to look out for:

  • fructose (natural sugar from fruits)
  • lactose (natural sugar from milk)
  • sucrose (made from fructose and glucose)
  • maltose (sugar made from grain)
  • glucose (simple sugar, product of photosynthesis)
  • dextrose (form of glucose)

Opt for natural sugars

Natural sugars like molasses, agave nectar, honey and maple syrup, are packed with antioxidants that protect your body from cancer.

Even though these sweet options are natural, they still have about the same amount of calories as regular sugar. So, it’s important to stick to the recommended daily serving for sugar.

Avoid artificial sweeteners

Some studies done with laboratory animals have found links between artificial sweeteners and cancer. But, no proof exists that says artificial sweeteners definitely cause cancer. Until more is known, your best bet is to avoid or limit artificial sweeteners.

Bottom line: sugar, when eaten in small amounts, can fit into a balanced diet. And, if you have a sweet tooth, it’s better to get your sugar fix from naturally sweet fruits than processed foods. That way, you’ll satisfy your craving and get more of the nutrients your body needs to fight off diseases like cancer.

How does Plexus slim work?

Slim helps keep blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids at healthy levels. In addition, Slim helps reduce binge eating and increases your willpower over food. – See more at: or to purchase your slim at discount select Preferred.

Foods Good For Your Skin

Did you know that oatmeal is great for your skin? Need food snacks or recipes for munchies that’ll quench your taste buds, slim your waistline, and keep your skin clear?  It’s amazing how what you eat can make such a big difference in how your skin looks!

Oatmeal is an ideal skin-friendly breakfast food because it is an antioxidant and fiber-rich whole grain that is absorbed slowly, so it doesn’t cause the blood sugar spikes that more refined breakfast cereals can, adding that blood sugar spikes are linked with skin flare-ups.

And when it comes to choosing the right oatmeal, texture – not taste – should be the deciding factor. Steel cut oats are going to be a better choice [than instant] because they’re a little chewier and the chewier the texture, the less your blood sugar is going to be effected.

Looking for a snack option that’s more satisfying than a celery stick but comes with less guilt than a bag of Cheetos? Your search is over.

Did you know that Chocolate is great for your skin?  How much should you eat?  Find out here!Chocoholics, for example, will be pleased to know that they can indulge in their sweet fix. Dark chocolate is OK, as long as you eat the right amount. I like to use the three-finger rule of breaking off the right amount, because three middle fingers equals one ounce of chocolate.

On the go?  Want healthy snacks for your children OR better yet to promote healthy skin... try these foods!Fruits and veggies are great for healthy looking skin too.  Opt for cutting up your own fruit, however if you don’t have time, purchase the prepackaged store fruit on the go.  Makes a great snack for eating alone or in a smoothie!

Did you know that Greek Yogurt is great for your skin? Greek Yogurt is a great snack and helps your skin plus you can mix it with the fruit for a great smoothie.

Want to have healthy skin?  Try eating this!Last but not least is getting plenty of Omega’s for healthy skin.  You can take fish oil capsules or opt to buy Salmon in the can, frozen or in pouches to serve on crackers for a snack.

Another option for healthy skin especially if you crave sugar or other sweets, pasta’s and breads is our ProBio5. My cousin was taking ProBio5 and loved the fact it was clearing up her acne.  Along with the XFactor Vitamins you too can have healthier looking skin and hair by following this plan.  Read more about these great supplements of the ProBio5 and the Xfactor vitamins here: or leave me a comment and I will get back with you in 24 hours!

NEED WEIGHT LOSS or PAIN RELIEF?  Plexus products have wonderful products that can meet your needs.  Check out the link by clicking on the special at the end for your coupon!


“My son has battled eczema his entire 8 years of life. We have had many ups and downs and have tried every “magic potion” thrown our way. We knew that it was a problem being caused by something from the inside of his body. He most certainly had a milk, egg and peanut allergy that made it worse. After years of research and playing with his diet and making some pretty good strides I decided to give probiotics a try. The pictures show one of his worst outbreaks in several years and was taken the day he started taking ProBio5. 35 days later is his after picture you will see a huge improvement…one that we have not had just by diet alone. His feet have always been the worst source of his flare ups and while they are still pink the sores are almost all gone!!! Not only have the probiotics helped his skin, they have helped with his mood swings and he is sleeping in much longer stretches of time. So thankful that we have ProBio5 on auto delivery so that running out will never be an excuse to stop taking them!



Great testimony from a mom on how this helped her child's eczema !  Wow....

ACNE sufferers read on…

“Okay this is officially one of the hardest things I’ve done. Let me start with saying there is no filter – these are COMPLETELY raw photos. These results are approximately 3 months – less I think. I’ve struggled with acne my entire life but it had never been as bad as it became this past year. I was depressed and lonely, hardly EVER hanging out with anyone or leaving myapartment. I felt so ugly and just worthless…I kinda hated my life. I started taking Plexus mid-June and I noticed some reduction in my inflammation but nothing huge then about a month later I started the “cleanse” of ProBio5 and BioCleanse. I took 4 Probios and 4-6 Cleanses per day. Within a few weeks my acne started to show some significant improvement. By September my face was practically clear! The slight redness and marks you see in the right picture are just that – scars and marks from past pimples that are healing. My face is healing and I’m so happy!!! Need help in clearing up your skin?This is what clearing your candida can do! Regulating blood sugars. Reducing inflammation and improving circulation. Cleansing all the toxins out of your body! I have many more awesome results but I’m focusing on just the acne right now. It has also saved me money on medications, dermatologist visits, and prescriptions! I am eternally grateful for Plexus and will not be quiet about it because it can change others’ lives as it has mine!!

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The Top Sexy Foods For Weight Loss

What?  This is not only a list of the top sexy foods but they are also great for your waistline!  Not only can losing weight increase your libido by improving circulation, stamina and sex hormone production, but it turns out you can also have fun getting there.


So put away the love letters and flowers, gentlemen. Save the scented candles for a black-out. The quickest way into our hearts is cooking and providing some simple treats from your local store.  And women if you need help getting your man in the mood and teach him to be romantic, here is what you can feed him!

Incorporating these sexy foods into your diet can ignite your metabolism and your mojo at the same time!

What are the top Sexy Foods for Weight Loss & Sex Drive

  1. Celery. Not just for rabbits.  Ava Cadell, Ph.D, reports that raw celery may contain a compound similar to androsterone, a male hormone that triggers female attraction when released from the sweat glands. Dr. M. Anderson and Dr. W. Gaman have dubbed this phallic finger food as “Vegetable Viagra”. Scrub, cut into sticks, tuck in some heart-healthy cashew butter, and indulge in this snack on a sultry afternoon.Did you know that Celery will not only trim your waistline but give you a boost in libido!  Check  out the top SEXY foods!
  2. Chocolate. Women all over the world breathed a collective sigh when The Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that those who consumed one cube of dark chocolate daily reported significantly improved sexual desire and function versus non-chocolate eaters (do those actually exist?). Dark chocolate that is 70% cocoa and higher is rich in phenylethylamine, a chemical that stimulates the brain’s pleasure center, as well as flavanoids that improve circulation. Chocolate could be just what the sexual therapist orders when you need a little provocative pick-me-up.
  3. Seafood. Smooth, slippery, salty…seaweed? Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., R.N., H.N.C., notes that the highly nutritive properties of mineral-rich seaweeds support sexual function, such as kelp, nori, kombu, and dulce. As natural sources of iodine, they support thyroid function and thereby help to improves desire and sexual performance.  And it turns out that fish can also turn you into a sex fiend, due to its high concentration of zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. While high-zinc foods are traditionally recommended for body fluid production and prostate function in men, they are also vital for women’s sexual health. Zinc is involved in the production of sex hormones and supports adrenal functions, which help combat stress and increase stamina. Omega-3 fatty acids aide in cardiovascular health, decrease triglycerides, and have a hand in dopamine production, a feel-good chemical released in our brains.Did you know this will help your sex drive? Did you know this is on the list of SEXY foods? Check out the other foods ...
  4. Pomegranate Seeds. Spread the whole thing wide and move in for a raw, juicy mouthful, or enjoy each morsel on the tip of your tongue…however you prefer to eat your pomegranates, MindLab International at the University of Sussex found they can increase sexual drive in both men and women. Pomegranate seeds are rich in vitamin C, bioflavonoids and antioxidants, which support sperm motility, fertility, and significantly increase the sexual interest of both men and women, according to the study.Pomegranate-seeds help with libido!  Need to get in the mood?
  5. Flax Seeds.  Most potent in their freshly ground-up form, flax seeds are one of the richest sources of lignans, powerful phyto-estrogens that help to balance out female hormones, counteract the symptoms of menopause, and help prevent breast cancer. Increasing energy and stamina, flaxseeds are also abundant in magnesium, helping to soothe stressed nerves.  I love to make my own flax seed crackers! Did you know that flaxseed is one on the list of sexy foods?  Check out the other USES FOR FLAXSEED
  6. Spicy Foods. Chili peppers, curry, and other spicy foods contain a phytochemical called capsaicin, which can stimulate sexual arousal by triggering the release of feel-good endorphins and speeding up the heart rate. In fact, MindLab International found that men were even moresexually aroused by a spicy meal than they were after a passionate kiss from their partners. So skip the fine dining on your next romantic outing, and head over to the local Mexican food stand instead. Spice up your life with a little spice! Want to spice up things in the bedroom?  Chili peppers and other spices known to increase libido!   Now if you are wanting to trim your waistline, don’t just stop with these foods!  I lost 24 pounds with a pink drink called Plexus Slim/Accelerator Combo in which you can get it here:

I not only help people with weight loss but help in establishing a healthy routine of what you should eat.  Check out my other article here on recommending foods for weight loss.  My Recommendations for Weight Loss!

Great combo to LOSE WEIGHT!  BUY preferred to get your discount today!Oh and one more thing, here is a special discount I have reserved for you when ordering – it is called Preferred Customer!  So be sure to select preferred when ordering your combo.  You can get the 60 day $ back guarantee and you can also cancel your preferred customer from the contact page on the plexus worldwide site.   However, if you need help with weight loss, I can help design a plan for you, please leave me a comment so I can help you.

Please come on over to my FACEBOOK page and shoot me a message so we can chat on how I can help you get healthy and/or lose weight with Plexus Products!  I would love to meet you!

Plexus Slim FDA Approved?

FIND OUT BEFORE YOU BUYWHY are vitamins not FDA approved....?Do you wonder why  Adult Multivitamins, Flintstones vitamins or any other vitamins you purchase at your local Wal-mart or Pharmacy are not FDA approved?  Do you take them?  Are they good for you or do you even question if they are good for you?  We usually take it for face value and buy them, believing they will help in some way.  However if you will take note, they all have the label  that notes:  This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This is a question I get asked from time to time:  “Why isn’t Plexus FDA approved?”

The FDA does not have to approve ANY natural supplement. However, Plexus is regulated by the FDA and they do not disapprove of our products. Slim is categorized as a food supplement therefore it is neither approved nor disapproved by the FDA.  Plexus adheres to federal regulations, guidelines, and recommendations.

“FDA does not review supplements for effectiveness (as it does for prescription and OTC medications) before they enter the market. If the dietary supplement contains a new dietary ingredient, the manufacturer must submit for FDA’s review data on that ingredient’s safety—but not its effectiveness.

FDA takes enforcement actions against manufacturers if their products are found to be unsafe, adulterated and/or misbranded (for example, if their labeling is false or misleading) or if products marketed as dietary supplements are making claims to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent a disease.”

Is this FDA approved?  Find OUT WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW before buying!The ingredients in Plexus Slim:

Chromium    200 mcg

Proprietary blend of Chlorogenic Acid (from Green Coffee Caffea arabica Bean) Extract (contains less than 2% natural caffeine), Garcinia cambogia Fruit Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid.


If you are ready to lose weight then order your SLIM here at discount in the Preferred Customer link:

I LOST 24 pounds on the Plexus slim/Accelerator combo.  Be sure to add the BLOCK for faster results!  Plexus products all have the 60 day $ back guarantee, so no worries…..  NOW you know the facts before you buy.

Debunk Stress During The Holidays

 With the holidays coming up along comes with it is stress!  From traffic, to overeating and to overspending is usually the 3 main components of feeling stressed out.  How can we control the amount of stress that comes into our lives?  We have a plan to be proactive instead of reactive.

Of course there is no way we can control traffic during the holidays, however we can control how we react to it.  We must plan ahead knowing and giving ourselves plenty of time to reach our location without feeling overwhelmed in traffic.  Plan on going on the times when people are most likely not out which could be early morning instead of high traffic hours after work.  Simple and easy, right?  Make sure you have some great listening music or even a teaching help/motivation series in your car so when you are caught in traffic you can learn and stay focused instead of yelling at the other driver for going so slow.

Over eating is another stress during the holiday and gaining weight can cause us to feel even more stressed out.  What tops that off is we usually stress eat more sugar/sweets/carbs to release the feel good hormone.  It is a dangerous never-ending cycle!  What is the answer?  Plexus Slim is a pink drink you mix with a bottle of water every morning and drink.  I love it!  It helps me curb my sugar cravings and helps me feel balanced in all areas.  I highly suggest you try it especially if you want to watch your weight and prevent weight gain during the holidays.  In fact it may help you lose those unwanted pounds and inches.  You can order here at this link:  BUY PLEXUS SLIM AND BLOCK HERE If you are wanting more control when it comes to appetite and blocking sugar/carbs then you may want to purchase the BLOCK too.  (Be sure to get Preferred for a special discount!)

Small stressors can quickly add up to major stress and one big stressful event can send you reeling, with no idea of how to start addressing it. If you could just get away for a little stress relief, you know you would be okay. But too few of us have the time — or the money — to run off on an impromptu vacation.

Well, you don’t have to spend a dime or go anywhere other than a quiet spot nearby to take a mental vacation.

Holidays are coming and so is stress.  Here are some easy ways to release and relieve stress!  Stress Relief: Take Off on a Mental Vacation 

If you don’t find a way to reduce stress, your health will pay the price, both mentally and physically. You can unwind every day in simple ways and still get a major benefit.

Visualizing a stress-free place and other relaxation techniques are quick and easy ways to help your whole body calm down and give you just the boost you need to get on with your day. These six ways for you to slip away on a mental vacation to reduce stress:

  1. Read a book in bed. This is a great escape and can leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to face whatever is outside your bedroom door. Your bed is warm, cozy, comfortable, and a peaceful place for you. It feels luxurious, and getting lost in a good book is a perfect way to forget, then refocus, your own thoughts.  Lavender oil is a relaxing oil you can purchase and apply topically or in a diffuser.  You may buy your kit or other oils such as Lavender or Peace and Calming Here: RELAX HERE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS 
  2. Visualize relaxation. Steal a few quiet moments to close your eyes and think of an image that relaxes you — such as the warm sun on your skin and the sound of the ocean, a big country field sprinkled with flowers, or a trickling stream.  Think back to a time when you felt peaceful and relaxed, and focus on releasing the tension from your toes to your head.
  3. Look at pictures or videos from a happy time.   Pull out snapshots or videos of a family vacation or a fun dinner with friends. Reflect on your memories of that occasion, and what made it so enjoyable. Spend a few quiet moments reminiscing, and you’ll find yourself more relaxed.
  4. Look out a window. Distract yourself by focusing on something other than what’s stressing you. Grab a steaming cup of coffee or tea, close the door, and take a mental break. Do a little people watching, appreciate any birds within view, or enjoy some fluffy clouds rolling by. Allow yourself to daydream for a few minutes.
  5. Listen to a relaxation CD. Invest in a couple of these CDs for a short daily escape. You may like to hear chirping birds, rolling waves, or gentle rain — whatever your choice, closing your eyes and listening to these soothing sounds while doing some deep breathing can help you relax and de-stress.  It may be some oldies that bring back memories when you were a teen and carefree!
  6. Take a walk. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress because it’s a great escape for your mind. Head out for a quiet early morning walk or lace up your sneakers on your lunch break. Walking along a trail, waterfront, or other peaceful place when possible may offer even more relaxation.
  7. Breathe.   When you start feeling a clenched jaw, tightness in your chest or overwhelmed, take some deep breaths through your nose and out your mouth.  Do this about 10 times and several times a day to release more oxygen in your body.

Treat yourself to a 5-, 10-, or 20-minute mental vacation each day and train your body to relax and reduce stress — you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after taking just a few luxurious moments all to yourself.

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You Have Been Tricked!

  From one grandmother to another , what we give our grandchildren should be healthy, are these healthy?  Not so.... why?  Check this out!  Click this photo to find out.Veggie Chips or Sticks

Sure the name is deceiving and these cute little easy to hold snack is great for toddlers, plus as a grandmother we want our grandchildren to have the best right?

The word veggie is in its name, so this snack must be healthier than potato chips, right? Wrong. Don’t be duped by the word “veggie” in their title. A serving of veggie chips isn’t a healthy substitute for fresh, frozen, or even canned veggies. One serving of veggies contains 25 calories and many vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (plant chemicals that fight disease). Once the veggies are processed into chips, many of the vitamins and plant chemicals are destroyed. This leaves you with a food that’s much higher in calories and fat with fewer nutrients.

Most varieties of veggie chips contain mostly corn flour or potato, with small amounts of vDo you think you are giving your family a healthy snack?  Think again....eggie powder or puree mixed in.  Many of these chips are made of vegetable flour and don’t contain any real vegetables at all!  Although they may have spinach powder mixed in to give them the green color, so if they do contain veggies, the essential vitamins such as A and C that are found in vegetables are lost in the processing of these chips, so they don’t offer much in the way of nutrition.

Most of these chips are high in fat, calories and sodium. An ounce of veggie chips has 150 calories — the same as potato chips! Potato chips only have a gram or two more fat.

Who wants fat and calories and a lot more sodium?   Plus, veggie chips, on average, cost 30 percent more than potato chips!

From one mom to another, just how healthy are these?  You may be surprised! So don’t be fooled thinking you are serving your children a “healthy snack” when actually you are serving them a snack of fat and calories!  If you feel as though you want a healthy snack, then slice up your own potatoes and give them real food.   I like to use Kale chips which are easy to make, and other veggies.  If you don’t want to make them, then check your local whole foods market or other organic store for dried green beans, okra and other healthy alternatives.

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