Welcome to Natural Health Living
A destination for products and information to assist you in achieving TOTAL health balance.

Natural health
has been my passion for over 25 years. As I was growing up, my dear mother sought after and introduced this side of health industry to our family. We were striving to be Intentional of what we were doing to our bodies and making the right choices. Then along the way, other people have added to this journey. With many other people and their knowledge, I have always tried to seek His wisdom as I waded through many of the products and services out there. I've created this space to share the many products, ideas and resources that have, greatly blessed and enriched the life of my family! I want too support a healthy American family lifestyle created and designed by God. A heavenly heirloom that can only help us enrich this life that we have here on earth and that will one day be a memory. Why not be healthy and productive for the time that we are given.

This high quality thought process is my
legacy I want to give as a family heirloom to all our other family generations!

Encompassing health products, educational videos, outdoor living, communications and more, it is my hope that this page will be your portal to a
healthier and more vibrant life. Maintaining a balance in all areas of your God given life.


Concern
your wellness and treasure yourself, because you are special and have special gifts. You are worth a lot! We all can share our gifts. Stay strong spiritually. Healthy eating of raw and minimal amount of processing. Drinking plenty of purified oxygenated water. Sun light and that outdoor living. Deep breathing daily which is building your maximum capacity. Minerals, maybe extra supplements if needed by your body, exercise. Some quality rest and relaxation for your body. When you are housing the holy spirit; for no other reason, Be Fit for the King!


Thanks for visiting and may God's blessings smile on you and those you love. Everyday....
"Make a Great day of it!"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dr. Michael T. Murray on GOOD Cacao (Best)

About Dr. Michael T. Murray:

Dr. Murray is one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books on health-related topics, and his research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of vitamins and supplements at Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Development. He is a graduate, faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.


About Good Cacao®: 

Good Cacao® is the world's first Organic Superfood Chocolate®. Our bars are hand-made and sealed in a plant-based biodegradable film, then wrapped in recycled, FSC Certified envelope. Our Good Cacao® line has been carefully developed using well-known, whole-food organic ingredients from around the world such as: Raw Ecuadorian Cacao, Peruvian Lucuma and Maca, Brazilian Cupuacu, African Baobab, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and more. We begin our process with USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified, and Single Origin Ecuadorian 70% Cacao. Our chocolatiers temper the rich dark chocolate - heating and cooling it until we are ready to blend over 16 superfoods into our chocolate base. We then add our evidence-based and patented nutraceuticals such as CocoaNOURISH®, Fuji AstaREAL®, Martek life'sDHA®, Biothera Wellmune®, DSM FruitFlow®, and Ganeden BC30® Pro-Biotic - the result is a deliciously complex and socially responsible Functional Chocolate®.

Dr. Murray's Cacao bar is one of the best's on the market.  It's one of the best gift giving items that I have.  Who doesn't need their chocolate.  
Contact me,
 KimMarie for information: 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Perlmutter About Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

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Information on: PROTEIN STUDY


From: Dr. Jeff 
Subject: New Protein Study

KimMarie

New study on protein intake that  puts a new spin on some fad diets such as Paleo, and Atkins.  This is a little long but worth the read.
Researchers at the University of Southern California's Davis School of Gerontology believe high protein consumption in middle age could mean a much higher risk of death from cancer and diabetes. The study followed 6,318 adults from a variety of ethnicities and health histories over two decades and found those with diets high in animal proteins were just as likely to die as a result of cancer as a regular smoker, according to a university release
The USC study defined low-protein diets as those where 10 percent of calories or less come from protein, and high-protein diets as those with 20 percent or more calories coming from protein. But even moderate-protein diets in middle age were shown to result in three times the likelihood of death from cancer.
"The majority of Americans are eating about twice as much proteins as they should, and it seems that the best change would be to lower the daily intake of all proteins but especially animal-derived proteins," Longo said. "But don't get extreme in cutting out protein; you can go from protected to malnourished very quickly."
Longo's findings support recommendations from several leading health agencies to consume about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight every day in middle age. For example, a 130-pound person should eat about 45-50 grams of protein a day, with preference for those derived from plants such as legumes, Longo explains.
The researchers define a "high-protein" diet as deriving at least 20 percent of calories from protein, including both plant-based and animal-based protein. A "moderate" protein diet includes 10-19 percent of calories from protein, and a "low-protein" diet includes less than 10 percent protein.
Even moderate amounts of protein had detrimental effects during middle age, the researchers found. Across all 6,318 adults over the age of 50 in the study, average protein intake was about 16 percent of total daily calories with about two-thirds from animal protein — corresponding to data about national protein consumption. The study sample was representative across ethnicity, education and health background.
People who ate a moderate amount of protein were still three times more likely to die of cancer than those who ate a low-protein diet in middle age, the study shows. Overall, even the small change of decreasing protein intake from moderate levels to low levels reduced likelihood of early death by 21 percent.
The study also pinpointed animal proteins as the culprit behind the 74 percent increased risk of death within the study period, from any cause. Even when controlling the amount of fats and carbs in the participants' diets, high animal protein diets had negative health effects. Animal proteins include things like meats, cheeses, milk, and eggs. Diets high in plant-based proteins, however, including foods like beans, lentils, and nuts, did not have the same dangerous effects as animal proteins.
"The research shows that a low-protein diet in middle age is useful for preventing cancer and overall mortality, through a process that involves regulating IGF-I and possibly insulin levels," study co-author Eileen Crimmins said in a release. 
This study interestingly does not contradict the Perlmutter diet we recommend @ the Center.  Schedule a nutritional consultation today.  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Plastic Bottles: Are They Safe & What Do The Numbers Mean?

Plastic Bottles: Are They Safe & What Do The Numbers Mean?

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Have you ever noticed or paid close attention to the plastic beverage bottles you buy in a grocery or convenience store?
Drinks such as water, fruit juice, soda, iced teas, smoothies, etc generally come in plastic bottles.
Have you ever wondered what the ‘number in the triangle’ means or stands for?
There is a number stamped in a triangle (see image below) on the bottom of just about every plastic bottle we use, which varies from one to seven. I’ve read in various sources  where claims have been made that the particular number represents the recycling process of the plastic, specifically, the amount of times that exact bottle has been recycled, but in reverse order. Well … yes and no … While it does have everything to do with recycling, the number of times an item has been recycled has absolutely nothing to do with that particular number.
That number actually represents the type of plastic which is used in the manufacturing of that particular type of bottle. For example, the number ’5′ is made out of polypropylene (PP) while the number ’1′ is called PET which stands for polyethlyene terephthalate.
The numbers below represent the material (type of plastic) that goes into the making of that specific bottle. This number will be useful for you when sorting through the bottles for recycling, but more importantly, the number will help you to determine which bottle is best for reusing or refilling for your own personal use.
Different types of plastics are sometimes referred to as “resins” and the numeric symbols are known as “Resin ID Codes.”
The following chart represents the ‘Resin ID Codes’ or ‘Plastic Identification Number’(PIN) found on each plastic bottle.
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# 1 –> PET ….. polyethlyene terephthalate
# 2 –> HDPE ….. 
high-density polyethylene
# 3 –> PVC ….. 
polyvinyl chloride
# 4 –> LDPE ….. 
low-density polyethylene
# 5 –> PP ….. 
polypropylene
# 6 –> PS/PS-E …..
 polystyrene / expanded polystyrene
# 7 –> OTHER ….. 
resins or multi-materials

* More details/information, as to what types of containers are used for different products, can be found towards the end of this posted article.
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Which plastic water bottles don’t leach chemicals?

Choose your water bottles very carefully in order to prevent chemicals in the plastic from leaching into your water.
water_bottle-300x300Plastic water bottles are very convenient for carting water around when we are on the go, as they don’t break if we drop them. However, it is worth paying attention to the type of plastic your water bottle is made of, to ensure that the chemicals in the plastic do not leach into the water. If you taste plastic, you are drinking it, so get yourself another bottle.
To be certain that you are choosing a bottle that does not leach, check the recycling symbol on your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), your bottle is fine.
The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use.  -Do not refill it- . Better to use a reusable water bottle, and fill it with your own filtered water from home and keep these single-use bottles out of the landfill.
Unfortunately, those fabulous colourful hard plastic lexan bottles made with polycarbonate plastics and identified by the #7 recycling symbol, may leach BPA. Bisphenol A is a xenoestrogen, a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it disturbs the hormonal messaging in our bodies. Synthetic xenoestrogens are linked to breast cancer and uterine cancer in women, decreased testosterone levels in men, and are particularly devastating to babies and young children. BPA has even been linked to insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. Nalgene, the company that manufactures the lexan water bottles also makes #2 HDPE bottles in the same sizes and shapes, so we have a viable alternative.
Unfortunately, most plastic baby bottles and drinking cups are made with plastics containing baby_bottles_BPABisphenol A. In 2006 Europe banned all products made for children under age 3 containing BPA, and as of Dec. 2006 the city of San Franscisco followed suit. In March 2007 a billion-dollar class action suit was commenced against Gerber, Playtex, Evenflo, Avent, and Dr. Brown’s in Los Angeles superior court for harm done to babies caused by drinking out of baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA. So, to be certain that your baby is not exposed, use glass bottles.
Check the recycling numbers on all your plastic food containers as well, and gradually move to storing all food in glass or ceramic.
Store water in glass or brass if possible, and out of direct sunlight.
For more information, check out the article/blog from Trusted.MD at the following link:
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Plastic Container Example Guide

Lower Numbers

Numbers 1 and 2 are the most commonly accepted recyclable plastics. These items include bottles for water, soft drinks, salad dressing, vegetable oil, milk, juice, detergent and shampoo.

Higher Numbers

Plastics also can be numbered 3 through 7, and the higher the number, the less likely recycling centers are to take the item. Items with the number 7, for example, are made of miscellaneous plastics and include sunglasses, phones, computer cases and signs.
# 1 – PET: Polyethylene terephthalate ….. Water bottles, carbonated beverages, juices, other soft drinks and oven-ready meal trays.
# 2 – HDPE: High-density polyethylene ….. Bottles for milk, bottled soaps and cleaning liquids.
# 3 – PVC: Polyvinyl chloride ….. Food trays, cling film, mineral water and shampoo.
# 4 – LDPE: Low density polyethylene ….. Carrier bags and bin liners.
# 5 – PP: Polypropylene ….. Margarine tubs, microwaveable meal trays.
# 6 – PS: Polystyrene ….. Yogurt containers, foam trays for meat or fish, hamburger boxes, egg cartons, vending cups, plastic cutlery, protective packaging for electronic goods and toys.
# 7 – Other ….. Any other plastics that do not fall into any of the above categories. An example is melamine, which is often used in plastic plates and cups.
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Plastic_Coding_ChartMore information can be found at these links:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


IN THIS ISSUE
· WIN ON WEDNESDAY
· FIVE LOAVES, TWO FISH AND A GRANDE LATTE
· HOW TO SHOP FOR SUMMER CLOTHES
· BOGO SALE


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June 6: Devotionals for Girls: Starring Women of the Bible

June 13: SKG Live! Pajama Party Tour DVD

June 20: Entire set of SKG Fiction Books

June 27: New Celebration Edition of And the Bride Wore White  


PURE FREEDOM MOM/TEEN DAUGHTER EVENT
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Do you want your teens to hear the truth about modesty and purity?  Consider joining us for a Pure Freedom event. It's been incredible to watch how moms and teens open up during the event.

Teen girls come in with their arms crossed not wanting to be there but by the end of the evening they have opened up and are in their mom's arms and sharing with them.  

Our team is off for the summer so they can fill their spirit and be ready to minister with you this fall.    
  
Are you interested in bringing this teaching to your community? We're booking events for 2012/2013. Call or email  Mike Roberts
 at 615-844-3949.  

See our Pure Freedom tour schedule here.

Secret Keeper Girl LIVE Event
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What is the Secret Keeper Girl Pajama Party event all about?  It's full of great biblical truth about true beauty and modesty but with a ton of pajama party fun! It's the most fun a mom and tween daughter will ever have digging into God's word. 

Our Secret Keeper Girl
 team is off the road for the summer to relax, refresh and refuel for another incredible fall tour.
   
   
Interested in bringing SKG to your hometown this year? Call or email Mike Roberts at 615-844-3949. 

See our 2012/13 SKG  tour schedule here.

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FIVE LOAVES, TWO FISH AND A GRANDE LATTE

Remember the little boy in Mark who gave up his lunch? Just a little bit of bread and fish, probably leftovers his mom packed from last night's dinner. But his readiness to give a "little" meant that thousands of people were fed.



See, last week we asked you for $3.26. Exactly how much it costs for a grand latte at Starbucks. We figured the best way to raise a lot of money ($18,000 to be exact) was to ask each of you for just a little (just $3.26). And guess what? The experiment is working.

Last week 95 of you participated and gave just over $1500! We've celebrated each little donation because it means we're a little closer to meeting our need.

Now imagine if everyone reading this gave just a little. What if each of you gave like the little boy with his meager lunch? What if your little girl gave up a week of allowance? What if your family gave up one pizza night? Or two loaves of whole-grain Brownberry bread for $9.50. Maybe a couple of fish sticks for the kiddos? Just $13.18. (Or go all-out sophisticated and spot a fancy salmon dinner for $82.88.) And of course, a grande latte from Starbucks is exactly $3.26.

This kind of experiment only works if everyone participates.Can you give us your loaves and fishes?
Your readiness to give a "little" means the sweet girls growing up in the New York Bronx and inner-city Chicago have a chance to avoid the pain of sexual sin, STDs and teen pregnancy. It means this generation of boys could grow up without being addicted to porn because they're too busy kicking down brothel doors and protecting the innocent. It means our sons and daughters have the chance to walk through their teen years and into their marriage covenant with un-broken hearts.Your readiness to give a "little" means that thousands of people will be fed.

Don't wait for someone else to volunteer their lunch...or their latte. We need donations by June 5th at the very latest. Give a little. And watch it turn into a lot.
 


HOW TO SHOP FOR SUMMER CLOTHES

Seems like the sun comes out and the clothes come off...but not for a Secret Keeper Girl! Need to stay cool (literally and figuratively) during the hot and humid summer months? We have you (literally and figuratively) covered! Since you won't often find modest clothing right off the rack, here are a few problem spots, each with an SKG-approved solution. 

Short Shorts: Vote for inseams! PF Sign Up PageThis season opt for a pair of bermudas, cargo shorts or cropped pants, an easy task since those are in style. (Justice even lets you shop for shorts online by the length of the inseam). But don't worry too much about measuring inches. We recommend testing your shorts by sitting cross-legged in front of a mirror. If you can see too much thigh or undies, so can everyone else!   

PF Sign Up PageTank Tops: Spaghetti strapped tanks are guaranteed to show off bra straps...and sometimes they're cut so low you see a lot more than just the straps! This is where a Secret Weapon comes in really handy. Stock up on men's or boy's A-line tank tops. They're light, breathable, high, long AND have nice thick straps. Throw one on under your favorite tank for an adorable and modest layered look that's perfect for the beach (speaking of the beach, here's a guide to modest swimsuit shopping).

Lots of Leggings: Lately we've noticed that girls are kind of confused about leggings. Even though they cover a lot of surface area, leggings are NOT the same as pants! Skin-tight leggings show off too much of your shape (and often your panty lines!) if worn on their own. If leggings are totally your style, just make sure to throw a cute skirt or dress over the top.
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Swish-able Skirts:  Miniskirts arestill popular (now this is where leggings can be great!), but the real trend this season is the maxi dress! Oooooh we sure do love their easy-breezy style. They're long, fun and feminine and always available in lots of colors and patterns. Just be careful and watch the top half-they tend to be low-cut. Again, throw on a Secret Weapon and you're good to go!  

PF Sign Up PageCrop Tops:The fashion world has gone back to the eighties and that means crop tops! We like 'em, love 'em, can't get enough of 'em...but we still have to layer 'em. Crop tops almost always fail the "raise and praise" test (throw your arms up in the air like you're praising Jesus), so keep that belly a secret and add a long tank top, t-shirt, or Secret Weapon underneath. There, you look fabulous!  

Some of our favorite stores this season include Justice, GAP kids, Kohl's, Target, Aeropostale and The Children's Place. But remember that modesty takes creativity...as long as you're willing to put some thought into your outfits, you can shop almost anywhere!  

P.S. Keep helpful hints at your fingertips by printing off a copy of our world-famous "Truth or Bare" fashion tests




BOGO SALE

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Not sure what to do about your son's obsession with video games? Afraid of aggressive girls? Is your daughter begging you to wear makeup? Or struggling with her beauty? Are you worried about when to have 'the talk'? Never fear! For the entire month of June, purchase a copy of Six Ways to Keep the Good in Your Boyand we'll throw in a FREE copy of Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl! Use the coupon code 6WAYS. Both books are packed with practical, easy-to-implement parenting tips that help you raise your tween-ager. It's the next best thing to having an instruction guide come with your kids!   



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