Avoid These Additives to Stay Healthy

I love eating whole organic foods as nature intended and is an absolute best way to keep and maintain a healthy brain. However, living here in Ky, there is little whole food grocery stores to find unless you drive to a larger city 45 min – 2 hours away.

If we avoid these additives below or at least reduce consumption of food additives, it will causing less stress on the brain. But no matter how hard we try, we all occasionally eat food that comes in a can or a box at least once in awhile.  This is hard, I agree but we must learn to read labels.

The FDA allows 3,000+ additives to be used in the US food supply. 

This can be confusing, so you must educate yourselves because Not all additives are unhealthy. You will find everyday items on the list like salt, vitamin C, and acetic acid (vinegar). You’ll also find long-winded names like Eleutherococcus senticosus which may sound suspicious, but is actually just ginseng.

But some of the nastiest additives in the world ARE NOT required to be on the label!

These are the TOP 6 that I recommend to avoid at all costs. 


Currently, there are 92 categories of complaints filed against aspartame with the FDA. And ironically, it is highly suspected of making people who use it fatter.

Original studies were falsified to hide the fact that animals fed aspartame developed seizures and brain tumors, but the FDA approved it anyway. As we well know, The FDA has a history of caring more about large profits than the consumers health.

Known as Nutrasweet, Equal, and AminoSweet, this is one of the easiest brain-damaging chemicals to avoid since it is clearly labeled.  Now, it’s important to know that aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – amino sweet. (Read more here)

Why This is BAD for your brain and health! Don’t eat!


While the affects of aspartame have been well-publicized, those of the horrific artificial sweetener sucralose are not as well known. Sucralose is marketed as Splenda whose ads say “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar”. What the ads don’t tell you is that sucralose is sugar bonded to chlorine, making it a toxic chlorocarbon.

Some common neurological side effects are headaches, migraines, dizziness, brain fog, anxiety, depression, kidney pain/failure, and tinnitus. Another side effect is weight gain, which rather defeats the purpose.

Sucralose prevents nutrient absorption and reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50%. If you are using splenda; STOP using it immediately and start on ProBio5 to help rebuild the positive bacteria back up. Bad bacteria can have numerous negative effects on your brain including damage to the hippocampus, the part of the brain where memories are stored.

Stop drinking diet soda or eating foods with this or any other artificial sweetener.


Americans love their popcorn, munching down 17.3 billion quarts of popped corn each year! But home-popped microwave popcorn usually contains butter flavoring with the additive diacetyl. It’s already established this chemical causes a serious condition called “microwave popcorn lung”.

Diacetyl is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, a defense which prevents harmful substances from entering the brain. It causes beta-amyloid clumping which is a significant indicator of Alzheimer’s.

You won’t see the word diacetyl on the label, but if you see “artificial butter flavor” or “natural flavors” on the label assume it contains diacetyl.

I’m as bummed about this as you are. But you can eat popcorn safely.

The best way to get healthy popcorn is to pop your own. Purchase NON-GMO Popcorn and drizzle melted organic butter on top.  There is nothing wrong with using butter anyway.

Butter is a particularly good source of vitamin A and the fatty acid butyrate. Butyrate reduces chronic inflammation and counters neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Do you eat this? DON’T!

Monosodium Glutamate

Monosodium glutamate, usually referred to simply as MSG, is ubiquitous in processed foods. It breaks down in the body into glutamate, a known excitotoxin — a substance that literally stimulates brain cells to death.

A truly alarming thing about MSG is that it is in just about everything, yet it is not required to be on labels. This makes it very difficult to avoid.

It is required to be listed on a label only if it’s 100% pure MSG. Spices, flavorings, and natural flavorings can all contain up to 99% MSG with no mention on the label!

Generally the saltier the food, the more MSG it will have, with worst offenders including canned soups, snacks, and ramen noodles.

And don’t think that shopping at a health food store will protect you. Health food items are not immune, especially refined soy products like soy burgers.

Top MSG Sources

Here are some ingredients to watch out for that always contain MSG:

·         Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

·         Hydrolyzed plant protein

·         Hydrolyzed protein

·         Plant protein extract

·         Calcium caseinate

·         Sodium caseinate

·         Yeast extract

·         Textured protein

·         Autolyzed yeast

These ingredients can contain MSG:

·         Malt extract

·         Malt flavoring

·         Bouillon

·         Broth

·         Stock

·         Flavoring

·         Natural flavoring

·         Beef flavoring

·         Chicken flavoring

·         Seasoning

·         Spices

Another huge source of MSG is fast food restaurants. With one of the worst offenders being KFC at the top of the list. Even their salads and green beans contain MSG!



This is another one that I have gone over repeatedly in the past, yet almost everyone still uses alluminum based deodorant.

Aluminum is an additive in baking powder and anti-caking agents, but it is used as much more than just a food ingredient. It is the most abundant metal in the the earth’s crust, however there is no where in the world that you can find free form like the kind you find in these items. It’s in drinking water, antacids, deodorant, cans, foil, and is very commonly used in cookware.

Aluminum is suspected of contributing to Alzheimer’s. In the 1970′s, autopsies revealed that people that had Alzheimer’s had a larger than normal concentration of aluminum in the brain. This understandably began a scare that aluminum was the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Many people consequently stopped using aluminum cookware. This soft metal leeches into food especially when cooking acidic foods like tomato, lemon, or vinegar.

Stainless steel is the better cookware choice. It is more durable, scratch-resistant, and less reactive than aluminum. It’s easier to keep looking good for the long haul, too.

I also recommend using aluminum-free deodorants.

Sodium Fluoride

As I have documented in previous newsletters, fluoride was allegedly used by the Nazis during World War II to sterilize concentration camp prisoners and make them docile. Even today fluoride is considered by many as a key ‘dumbing down’ ingredient of Prozac and Sarin nerve gas – and in some cases, is used in rat poison!

Since we already know aluminum is a known neurotoxin, it only makes sense to minimize your exposure.

Avoiding these six chemicals is not that difficult. There are healthy alternatives, so you can reduce exposure with little effort. Taking action will help you reduce exposure to brain toxins.

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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:  www.plexygal.com or leave me a comment and I will get back with you in 24 hours!

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“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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Cellulite Help

Summer time is coming and so is shorts!  How can YOU get rid of cellulite?  Click this!

It’s Not Your Fault You Have

Basically even though you may have cellulite, it is treatable and finally you can have the look you have always dreamed of, nice smooth legs, tummy with less appearance of cellulite!  Keep on reading….it will take time but is doable with a little extra on your part to conquer this bumpy look from eating, creams and exercising WITHOUT expensive surgery.

Signs and Symptoms of a Cellulite

How to get rid of cellulite quickCellulite is a skin problem that can affect anyone, including men, women and children. However, women are often affected the most, with 95% of all women suffering from this condition to some extent. It is visually characterized by bulging, pitted, wrinkled, and dimpled skin on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs which occur due to fatty deposits that are concentrated in these areas. Symptoms of cellulite include a feeling of sagging, tenderness, or tightness in the affected areas, particularly while standing. The image on the right shows a woman suffering from cellulite. The right side of the image shows the same woman after the effects of cellulite have been reduced.

what is cellulite and how to get rid of it with this easy stepsCauses of Cellulite

The female hormones Progesterone and Estrogen are the main causes of Cellulite. The Estrogen hormone promotes the formation and expansion of fat cells around the buttocks, thighs and breasts while Progesterone leads to the development of weak veins, fluid retention, and weight gain. Other contributing factors include smoking, stress, pregnancy, rough and harsh massages, obesity, lack of exercise, and genetics.

Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Cellulite

The nutritional components of Apple Cider Vinegar have been known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Exercising to get rid of cellulite
Oral Remedy

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into an 8 ounce glass of water.
  • Optionally add a small amount of honey as a sweetener.
  • Drink this once each morning.

Topical Remedy

  • Mix 3 parts apple cider vinegar with one part of your favorite massage oil.
  • Gently knead this solution onto affected skin areas twice daily.
  • This massage treatment will help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Exercise to Reduce Cellulite

EXERCISES FOR CELLUlITE and how to get rid of itSince cellulite is fat, excess weight can contribute to it. Thergreat and easy cellulite exercises efore, physical exercises like walking or jogging, swimming, jumping on a mini-trampoline, skipping with a rope, and even yoga are all effective ways to control stress and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Other beneficial activities include weight lifting, martial arts, and dancing. Make a habit of exercising for at least 20 minutes per day, 5 days a week. This returns your body chemistry to a balanced state in which cellulite is less likely to develop.

Eat a Low-fat Balanced Diet to Treat Cellulite

A low fat balanced diet plays an important role in getting rid of cellulite. Eat plenty of fiber and wholegrain foods (such as bran and oat cereals) since they help to remove waste and toxins from the intestinal tract. Fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, and pears are all excellent foods that prevent the development of cellulite. Therefore try to eat at least 5 servings of such foods daily.Other beneficial things to add to your diet include fish oil, gingko biloba, and soy lecithin. These are very effective supplements that provide positive effects such as improving blood circulation, enhancing metabolism, and protecting against cell damage.Stay away from alcohol, sugar, smoking, and caffeine since these products constrict your blood vessels and may actually worsen the appearance of cellulite. Also, try to reduce your salt intake, since salt is known to contribute to water retention which promotes cellulite.

If you find it hard to resist high calorie/non nutritional foods such as cokes, sweets and starches, Plexus Slim combo works great to knock out those cravings and also works on burning up fat.  See at the bottom of the page what I did to knock out my cravings!What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is an effective natural bacteria-fighting agent that contains many vital minerals and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, copper, iron, silicon and fluorine that are vital for a healthy body.

Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made by crushing fresh, organically grown apples and allowing them to mature in wooden barrels. This boosts the natural fermentation qualities of the crushed apples, which differs from the refined and distilled vinegars found in supermarkets. When the vinegar is mature, it contains a dark, cloudy, web-like bacterial foam called mother, which becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light. The mother can be used to add to other vinegar to hasten maturity for making more Apple Cider Vinegar. Natural vinegars that contain the mother have enzymes and minerals that other vinegars in grocery stores may not have due to over-processing, over-heating, and filtration. For this reason, it is recommended that you purchase only Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, with an ideal acidity (pH) level of 5 to 7.

Ways to help get rid of Cellulite by summerWhat are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

I keep Apple Cider Vinegar in my kitchen at all times.  Here’s why!  Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural cure for a number of ailments which usually require antibiotics and other medications that h
ave a number of side effects. In particular, it has been known to:

  • Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
  • Balance high cholesterol
  • Cure skin conditions such as acne
  • Protect against food poisoning
  • Fight allergies in both humans and animals
  • Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
  • Improve digestion and cure constipation
  • Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
  • Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections

Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

Weight Loss

While it is not known why, many people claim that Apple Cider Vinegar promotes weight loss.  Some theories suggest that it helps to speed up the metabolism, while others suggest that it burns calories. A number of nutritionists also believe that combining Vitamin B6 and Lecithin with ACV is highly effective for weight loss. A suggested remedy is to mix 2 teaspoons of the vinegar into a glass of water and drink this before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day

Stomach Problems

Constipation or Diarrhea

Apple Cider Vinegar is frequently used as a natural cure for constipation. There are various causes for diarrhea, and although it should not be left untreated, it is often a natural way for the body to rid itself of harmful compounds and ingested materials. Apple Cider Vinegar acts as a protective coating which soothes the irritated lining of the colon. A suggestion is to add 2 tablespoons of the vinegar to a large glass of water, and drink this 3 times daily while the symptoms persist.

Did you know you can take this and get rid of CELLULITE!Major Illnesses


Apple Cider Vinegar may help to control high blood sugar levels, which is why it is often used as a natural treatment for Diabetes.

cellulite exercises that workHOW I LOST 24 POUNDS AND 28 INCHES: 

If you are ready to make a change in your life, rid yourself of cellulite but have problems with cravings, then I suggest to you what I did to lose fat and inches.  I took Plexus Slim along with the Accelerator.  It’s just a cherry flavored drink you mix with a bottle of water in the morning and it tastes great.  Take the next step and get your cravings under control and burn fat with Plexus Slim/Accelerator combo, just click the link and order the Combo at Preferred Purchase to get your special discount!



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How To Have A Healthy Gut

healthy gut foodsDid you know that fermented foods act as natural fertilizers in which they provide nutrients and promote growth of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract?   For ages, we have used fermented foods to improve intestinal health. Fermented foods are also some of the best detox agents available, meaning they can help rid your body of a wide variety of toxins, including heavy metals and pesticides.  Examples of healthy fermented foods include:

  • Sauerkraut, pickles, and other fermented vegetables
  • Fermented dairy products, such as yoghurt and kefir made from raw (unpasteurized) dairy
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Olives

Two things are clear:

  • Sufficient amounts of friendly bacteria are fundamental to your good health. It’s impossible to be optimally healthy if your gut’s bacterial balance is out of whack.
  • Your lifestyle –your diet, medications, the antibacterial cleansers you use, and other factors outside your control – are working together to compromise the number of lifesaving friendly bacteria in your digestive system.
  • Maintaining a good balance of gut bacteria through diet is one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances of remaining healthy and vital for a lifetime. Remember, a gut-healthy diet is one that is rich in whole, unprocessed, unsweetened foods, along with traditionally fermented or cultured foods.

bloating, gas, bad bacteria in stomach

When you consume junk food certain bacteria flourish and produce endotoxins, which your immune system detects and, interpreting these endotoxins as an attack, responds with inflammation. Your body changes its metabolism to redirect energy for “battle.” The result is overproduction of insulin, increased fat storage, dampening of your appetite control signals, and eventually obesity. The best way to reverse this inflammation and restore a healthy metabolism is by eliminating excess sugar and processed food, and adding more friendly, beneficial bacteria from naturally fermented foods.

Cultured Vegetables Are the Ultimate Superfood

Fermented foods are potent  detoxifiers and contain much higher levels of probiotics than probiotic supplements, making them ideal for optimizing your gut flora. In addition to helping break down and eliminate heavy metals and other toxins from your body, beneficial gut bacteria perform a number of surprising functions, including:

  • Mineral absorption, and producing nutrients such as B vitamins and Vitamin K2 (vitamin K2 and vitamin D are necessary for integrating calcium into your bones and keeping it out of your arteries, thereby reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke.)
  • Preventing obesity and diabetes, and regulating dietary fat absorption
  • Lowering your risk for cancer
  • Improving your mood and mental health
  • Preventing acne

healthy gut found herehealthy gut help - get rid of bad bacteriaNow if you don’t like eating these certain foods and need help eliminating them, you need a supplement called ProBio 5 along with the help of BioCleanse to complete the process.  ProBio5 will replace good bacteria in your gut and kill out the bad bacteria.  The BioCleanse will flush it out of your system.

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Amazing Shea & Beez

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I met Teresa a couple of months ago to see if I could help her with her website. Needless to say, it turned out to be so rewarding since I got to sample her products. Unbelievable on her products that she hand makes and is all natural.  In fact she states:

“Our products are Natural, Raw and Pure – if we can’t make it with a few ingredients…We just don’t make it…. Welcome 2 Afrika. ”

From the packaging, label and branding is a grade A+ along with the value of each product. She uses descriptions such as : “Powerful, natural ingredients whipped together with essential oils and Shea Butter, your feet will love you for it” and “A perfect combination, Cocoa Butter, Raw Shea Butter and Coconut Oil” and I agree!  She has African Pure Black Soap too.  Be sure to check out all her products here:  http://welcome2afrika.com

I have very dry skin and it is very hard to find something that truly works and affordable. She gave me the Shea and Beez Tropical Orange and WOW! The butter practically melts in your hands, although it’s a solid, it melts in your palms. After the first night my skin looked very smooth and soft.  I highly recommend this shea butter and the other products Welcome2Afrika sells.

What is also exceptionally great, her products are also helping women and children not only here in the states but also in other countries. She had different projects going on and you can select a project of your liking.  The work she and her team are doing is making a difference and when you purchase Welcome2Afrika products you are helping you are making a difference in the lives of many too.  Check out the projects below:

Zebra Project - Helping international women and children

Zebra Project – International Women and Children:  NEEPUganda has a school in Uganda where 600 village students receive an amazing education.  NEEPUganda  develops projects in rural areas to eradicate poverty and to train disadvantaged in handcrafting skills of making for self-sustainability. NEEPUganda also has a school in Nyamabuga, Uganda where 600 village students receive an amazing education. You can read more about it here.

Lion Project - Helping International Entrepreneurs

Lion Project – International Entrepreneurs: A small business owner in Nigeria West Africa lost all of her chickens to a disease.  Welcome 2 Afrika joined with other local women to give Mrs. Alanwoko a grant so that she could either buy more chickens or buy bed sheets that she can sell to help support her family.

Eagle Project - Local Youth and Women

Eagle Project – Local Youth and Women:  Welcome 2 Afrika helped six actors raise necessary funds to travel to the Philippines.  On April 15 cast members purposed to fly to the Philippines to perform an inspiring play called Casaq the Eagle this play is the legend of how an Eagle was raised by a chicken and how the eagle discovers who he really is. The play was performed for a children’s home, rehabilitation center, in a park. Some of the Actors did not have the funds to go. Through the sale of Raw Shea Butter and other products Welcome 2 Afrika was able to help six actors raise necessary funds to travel.

   Cheetah Project – Local EntrepreneursCheetah Project – Local Entrepreneurs

In this day and age people need transportation to get to work. Welcome 2 Afrika was able to purchase a vehicle to help a young woman get transportation to her new job in the local community.

She also works with All Nations:  All Nations International equips people, local pastors, workers, and missionaries with spiritual and practical resources that help raise the standard of living among communities, villages and tribes where they work.. All Nations helps to meet challenges in developing countries by training indigenous workers in areas such as preventative health care, first aid, hygiene, water purification, sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, we teach appropriate technology like harvesting, drying, canning, and preserving of food. We train leaders so they can take care of their own community or village.  You can donate to the cause here:  http://allnationsis58.org/donate-now/

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How Salon Owners and Hair Stylists Make More Income

Melissa and Robin hanging out!  She does my hair!My friend Robin Gaddis is an incredible hair stylist and her clients follow her wherever she goes.   When I first went to her, she asked me to give her a year to get what I really wanted.  I think too often we go from one place to another never settling because we as women are always wanting new, fresh, but also healthy bouncy hair!  I am more than pleased and look forward to my 4 weeks color and cut.   Robin is known also for the famous Helix cut in which she put herself through school to learn it.  Her father is also the famous “Pappy” Jamie Henry who is well-known throughout the area.

Not only does Robin provide great service in this area, she also has found a great way to offer more exclusive products to her customers and gain more income.  If you are wondering as a hair stylist how to make more money you are not alone and she can help you.

It is a proven fact that the income and standard of living of hairdresser’s may not be keeping pace with other professions. Most stylists have no pensions, medical insurance, paid vacations and other perks compared to other professions. Far too many  work pay check to pay check and just get by and live out of the cash box.

What about achieving financial independence and financial planning?  Although in the back of everyone’s mind, rarely do you plan or think about a time where you don’t worry about money or talk to your customers about it.  Robin has a plan and she is becoming successful with it!

Most conversations are about products and irrelevant topics that will not help you when it comes to earning a good living especially in today’s difficult economic economy. Some stylists have an artistic mind-set but little regard to the business and money-making aspect of their development.  Standing on your feet all day can be tiring but setting up a plan where you don’t have to but still have a residual income is where the reward is.  Robin is on her way to reaching goals she has always dreamed of.  It is working smarter not harder, yet still able to express herself with her creativity and have the extra time to spend where its most important: family.

These tips about making money will draw your attention on planning for your financial security. It is not only how much you earn but it is what you do with your money that will determine your financial security.  Robin is great about helping people reach their goals with their beauty and with their investment in health.  She also works with other salon owners and hair stylists to reach their full potential in success in offering her exclusive products so you should reach out to her on Facebook or her blog.  www.robingaddis.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-by-Robin-Gaddis/171266009594711 

Robin and her husband Billy Joe live in Owensboro Ky.  Robin makes a living by having more than one stream of income.  See what she does here!Here are a few other tips :

Create a Demand – work hard to build an upscale clientele and ask for references. Be the best. Maximize your full learning and earning potential. The road to self-improvement is exciting, and can be financially rewarding once you gain experience and create a demand for your services.

Invest in Yourself — develop additional skills that will set you apart from the competition by excelling at customer service. Develop your people and communication skills by taking classes in developing your public speaking skills.

Keep Learning— the door to education is never closed. The more you learn, the more you earn. As you learn more, opportunities will appear that you never dreamed possible. Always seek out self-improvement and continually challenge yourself every day by setting high standards for yourself

Save Your Money — get in the habit of saving your money where it will draw interest. You work hard for your money; make sure your money works hard for you. Learn about money management.  You can start out with saving a little from your tips as a starter. Learn to  save,save,save and carefully monitor your spending.

Money Management and Financial Planning — take classes or read  books on money management and financial planning. Dave Ramsey is an excellent course.

Stay out of Debt — especially credit card debt. Be careful how  you spend your money. Get rid of all your credit cards and just keep one or two.

Cultivate Your Mind — learn to work smarter, not harder. Read books about entrepreneurship and self-improvement, knowledge is power.

Be creative with your hair but also earn extra income to get out of the rat race of the mundane hair stylist.  Find out how Robin does it! Toot Your Horn — develop a marketing mind-set. Learn how to promote and market your skills to the consumer.

Offer Exclusive Products – Robin not only offers the Helix products to her customers but also while they are sitting in her chair offers them other health and pain-free products/weight loss products or the opportunity to make extra income.  Now who wouldn’t like that?  We all need someone to care enough to not only listen to our lives but also help us make extra income while getting healthy.

Market Yourself: Take advantage of all the  marketing possibilities  social media offers and its FREE!

Film your own commercial on you tube showcasing your talent or introducing yourself to the local community. Make sure you have a link to your face book business fan page.  See her Helix commercial here.

Excellence Begins at the Top. — Always lead by example. Work hard to earn the loyalty , respect and trust from your staff

Set Targets and Goals — keep challenging your team to higher levels of excellence by setting  specific client retention and productivity targets or goals on a weekly or monthly  basis. Periodic one on one evaluations would be a good start.

Reward Your Peak Performers — Provide incentives ,rewards, and bonuses based on performance and productivity. Create a climate that rewards peak performers who excel at customer service. 

Work Hard to Keep Your Staff Busy — with a measured flow of customers, making sure you monitor their customer and referral return rate. Learn to work smarter, not harder — organize and structure your business, show your staff that your organized. 

Don't limit yourself on the styles you produce as a hair stylist!  Be unique! Improve Staff Performance and Productivity — Invest in your salon’ greatest profit potential —invest in educating your staff and yourself. A team that learns together stays together.

Invest in Your Salon’s Greatest Profit Potential — Invest in continuing education for your staff (and yourself!)

Create a Positive and Professional Work Environment — as leader of your team,you are responsible to create a positive and professional salon work environment,where every member of your team looks forward to coming to work everyday. Let them know you appreciate and value their hard work. Sometimes a little pat on the back will do wonders.

Build Self-Esteem and Confidence in Your Employees — always work hard  to show a sincere and caring attitude towards their growth and development. Always work hard as their mentor to make them feel like winners.Let them know you value and appreciate their hard work and effort. Sometimes a little pat on the back will do wonder.

Instill a Team Culture — a house divided will never grow.Make sure everyone on your team shares your vision, goals, and educational concepts

Be sure to contact Robin for more information on helping you get started on making more income.  Don’t you think it’s about time you make an income that will help you work smarter instead of harder?  You deserve spending more time with your family and taking that dream vacation you deserve after standing on your feet all day making people beautiful.

Hair Stylist Robin Gaddis is a product of her products and making big profits having more than one stream of income.You can also check out her health products at http://www.robingaddis.myplexusproducts.com 

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What Was Wrong With Me?

“I think maybe this story is just the beginning and the real story is yet to come but I just had to share. I signed up in December 2012, my cousin Stephanie Huffman asked me to so I did as kind of a favor to her. I really didn’t think much about it, it was around the holidays and as a Pastors’ family we were extremely busy. In January I called my cousin and told her I must be the 1% that Plexus doesn’t work for. I would later find out that the problem was actually me. I stopped my AutoQualification and actually threw away the leftover Slim I had – the fact that I had left over Slim should tell you something. (Shocking!!)

I started taking plexus again on October 24, 2013. I wanted to lose a few pounds, 10 weeks later my results have far exceeded my expectations! Not only have I lost a lot of weight and inches, I am no longer sick, I’m no longer on my thyroid meds, no longer on my hormones and no longer on my GERD/Acid Reflux meds!


I have spent the last year in and out of doctors offices and hospitals and had just about every test you could think of trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I had been suffering for a couple years with severe stomach and abdominal pain and discomfort, fatigue, and also debilitating headaches and zero sex drive. NO ONE could find anything wrong! After deciding to take plexus to hopefully aid in my weight loss I learned about candida overgrowth and the havoc it can cause to your entire body so I decided to do the candida spit test and boy was it ever present!

I immediately started taking the recommended Plexus products to get rid of it. The first few weeks I’ll admit were really rough, I learned I was going through what’s called die off symptoms, that included nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, severe headaches and body aches. I was determined to stick it out and see if this candida over growth had been the root of my problem all along and low and behold when the die off symptoms subsided I started feeling really good!

I was still a little skeptical that it could actually be what had been wrong with me all this time! But the longer I stuck with it the better I felt, I had more energy and felt like my old self again even my sex drive was better! I am now convinced that this was indeed my problem and now it is gone!

I feel amazing have more energy and my mood even seems to be elevated. These Plexus products have given me my life back and I will never stop taking them!

Three days into taking the Slim I decided to become an Ambassador so I could get the products cheaper and within 10 days I was a Silver Ambassador and within thirty days I was Fast Start Gold and started making some really good money with my advancements. Plexus has been a Blessing to me and my family and I’ll be forever grateful and will share my testimony and plexus products wherever I go!

Thank You Plexus!”
-Sabra McCraw

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Stopping Eczema From Spreading

Winter skin dryness can wreak havoc on eczema. Eczema is a skin condition that causes itchy, red, and swollen patches of skin. The most common type is called atopic dermatitis. Everyday things in your environment — cigarette smoke, pollen, and even your clothes — can cause eczema to flare. Identifying and avoiding your personal eczema trigger, or triggers, is an important part of your overall eczema treatment plan.How to get  rid of eczema

How to get rid of hand eczema.  If your hands do this in the winter this is why….Hand Eczema can mean deep cracks, peeling, and blisters on your hands. To guard against this cold weather damage, protect your hands with a pair of gloves when you head outdoors. Wear  gloves every day in the winter to protect your hands from the environment and help them retain moisture. Don’t wool gloves because they can be itchy and irritating for eczema-prone hands. Opt for a leather pair instead.  Clothes made of wool, synthetics, or other rough materials may also cause eczema. Choose loose-fitting cotton clothes instead. Wash new clothes to get rid of dye residue or other irritants. Tags can irritate your skin, too, so make sure to cut them out of clothes.

Some studies have shown that dust mites can cause eczema, especially in kids. Keeping these eczema triggers to a minimum in your child’s room. To achieve this, getting rid of carpeting, rugs, and blinds — all of which hold a lot of dust — washing bed linens and curtains weekly in hot water, and giving the entire room a thorough cleaning once a week should be a part of your eczema treatment plan.

Many heating systems dry out the air indoors as they heat it, which in turn further dries out skin and exacerbates eczema.  Run a humidifier. Consider using a humidifier in your bedroom at night and in any other rooms where you spend a lot of time.

This body cream works wonders on Eczema!  Moisterizing and winter skin symptoms. A study published in BioMed Central Dermatology found that when parents of children with eczema were properly educated and reminded to moisturize children’s skin with emollients, eczema symptoms improved significantly, as did the children’s sleep. Properly moisturizing skin is an important eczema skin winter tip. In the winter, you should use a thick cream. While you’re still damp, apply a rich moisturizer to trap moisture in the skin.  Be gentle on your skin — don’t scrub or rub too hard. Pat skin dry with a towel.  Make sure to apply the cream within 3 minutes of getting out of the shower or bath to lock in that moisture.

Stick to short, warm baths or showers during winter months is an invaluable eczema skin winter tip. Limit the duration of the shower or bath and avoid very hot showers or baths. They feel good but really dry up your skin by removing the oils from your skin that keep it hydrated.  Keep showers or baths as short as possible and use only warm water. Hot water can irritate skin and cause eczema to flare. Be gentle on your skin — don’t scrub or rub too hard. Pat skin dry with a towel.

Stick to gentle cleansers to help soothe winter skin and eczema. In the summer, you may be able to tolerate harsh anti-bacterial soaps,  but in the winter, you should switch to non-soap cleansers. Look for products labeled face cleanser or body bar and avoid anything with the word “soap.” Many ‘natural’ soap products are harsh on the skin.

If you have been in the cold, soaking rain or enjoying a little fun in the snow, shimmy out of those wet clothes as soon as you get home to avoid irritating winter skin and eczema. Wearing wet or damp clothes leads to excess evaporation, worsening dryness and eczema. Stay dry!  Just before you change into something dry, while your skin is still damp, be sure to moisturize again to help soothe it.

Why your children may have eczema in the winter…. itchy and red bumps.

Harsh ingredients in some laundry detergents can cause eczema symptoms. A fragrance-free, neutral pH detergent may be easier on your clothes and your skin. Then make sure you get all the soap out of your clothes by choosing the double rinse cycle. Be careful with other household cleansers, too. As part of your eczema treatment ,  look for natural alternatives for products with harsh ingredients. Wear rubber gloves if you have to use an item that may contain an eczema trigger.

Food allergies could cause eczema symptoms in people with atopic dermatitis, so talk to your doctor if you suspect this. There are several tests doctors use to diagnose food allergies, including skin prick tests and blood tests. However, a food challenge is the only way doctors can tell for sure if a food allergy is an eczema trigger.

Plexus Body Cream results with Eczema

To manage winter skin and eczema, aim for an overall healthy lifestyle. Get plenty of sleep and getting stress under control to limit cortisol production. Cortisol is the stress hormone which can lead to excess inflammation that worsens eczema. Choose nutritious, healthy foods, particularly those high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, fish oil, and flaxseed. This helps replace oils in your body to keep skin protected and healthy.

THIS body cream is amazing for fibrocystic breast, rashes, psoriasis, excema and other skin issues.

WE HAVE HAD GREAT RESULTS WITH PLEXUS BODY CREAM in helping eliminate eczema!  Get Preferred Purchase for an extra discount I have reserved just for you.