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Did you ever want to be a pilot?

The hunter
A P-3 Orion

“With realization of one’s own potential & self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama

It was a bright, sunny day in San Jose, CA.  I had just graduated from college and was visiting my in-laws, wondering what to do with my life.  I had the whole world and its opportunities before me and now it was time to decide what I wanted to do with my life. Just a week after graduation the Army had sent me a draft notice.  I had had my physical and was waiting for orders to be enlisted.

Here I was, riding in the back seat of my father-in-law’s car near Mountain View, CA.  As I was gazing up into the sky, I saw an airplane flying low over the freeway making its landing at the Moffett Field airport.  What a beautiful sight!  A hint of exhaust was coming from four engines with these giant propellers pulling it through the air towards this slab of concrete they called a runway.  With the rumble of those turbine engine props, this huge piece of metal with wings was flying low over the freeway directly above me – I could even see the pilots faces, intent on making a safe landing.

I guess you could say that it was at that moment in time that the culmination of all my senses told me someday I would be a pilot making a smiliar landing at Moffett Field.    It was just a mere two years later, having taken the Aviation Officer Candidate Navy Program, that it was my turn to descend across the freeway with thousands of eyes of adults and youngsters alike, looking on and I am sure many were wishing they could be in the pilot’s seat.

Now, years later, I associate with people who are in network marketing, many of whom have a lifestyle that is second to none.  They travel, they take vacations, they have nice homes, and they work around their families’ schedule.

The question was, how do I get into that position myself?  Going to many conferences, finding the individuals who were real network marketers, who have the integrity, honesty, and the income to create the lifestyle that I was looking for, I found it through Shaklee.  An honest, stable, dependable company with a great compensation plan, products, and like-minded people.

The question now is, are ready to take the next step?  When I decided to become a pilot, it was a choice that I had to make on a daily basis.  One doesn’t just wake up in the morning or drive down the freeway and tell themselves that today they are a pilot.  They have to start with a mental state of deciding if they really want to do it and are they medically qualified.  There are books to read, exams to take, practical applications to apply for navigation, and working in an environment where you literally can’t see a thing except for your instruments.  Every time you encounter another obstacle, you must decide inwardly if this is something you can do.

The same holds true for being in network marketing.  Every time you talk to someone, every time you try or use a product, you are making a choice as to the efficacy of the profession.  Would you put your faith, your desires, your future, in a profession that is dependent on other people?  Truly, network marketing is a business where you get paid for giving people an opportunity for a lifestyle instead of taking a paycheck.

Before you join any network marketing company, be sure to do it by examining the products, the compensation plan, the people, and the way they do business.  From then on it becomes a daily, and sometimes a minute by minute, choice of deciding if this is for  you.  Are you willing to put in the effort, have the stamina, and the direction to make it work for you?

Learn more about the Shaklee opportunity and decide if this lifestyle is right for you.

Turning to Health for Financial Freedom

Experienced network marketer turns to healthy living for financial growth

Focusing on health has allowed Wes Bartell to positively impact individuals’ health and grow their wealth at the same time.  As an established professional in the field of network marketing, Wes has shown his passion for improving the lives of those he comes in contact with by following the principle that your health is your wealth and only you can take care of yourself.

Making wise decisions is the foundation for successful network marketing. The first of which should be to choose the company that fits you personally. Wes found his perfect match when he joined the Shaklee team supporting his commitment to live a healthy life. By finding a company that matches his core values with all natural healthy products, his business is a natural extension that has provided him with great business success.

The second, but equally important decision in becoming a network marketer is to select a coach that will help you succeed. Experience, company knowledge, a track record of successful mentoring, and a personal connection with your coach are all factors that should be evaluated when joining a marketing team. Your coach’s passion and experience should inspire and propel you to success.  Look for a coach that is willing to set goals with you and help you achieve them.

Lastly, examine why you want to share the products with others. Are you looking to improve the lifestyles of those you know or improve your financial situation, or maybe both?  For Wes, the answer was both. Shaklee has allowed him to let his quest for health bring him financial freedom and improve the health of his family and the community by providing environmentally safe product s that are guaranteed to work.

With a deep understanding of the power and potential of network marketing, Wes Bartell can help you find the most satisfying approach to earning an income. Making connections and knowing that his healthy living products can and will improve lives has allowed Wes to grow a powerful business. With products that possess a 100% money back guarantee, there is no risk in sharing the products. It all starts with intrigue. If you are interested in changing your health or financial situation, let Wes Bartell answer your questions.

Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offers his expertise in growing a successful network. Wes proudly represents Shaklee products and also assists individuals as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. Wes welcomes the opportunity to assist others finding healthy lifestyles and financial freedom.

Call: 661-215-2901
Text: 661-808-0060
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The Skin Healing Properties of Black Seed Oil

The Skin Healing Properties of Black Seed Oil

 

The healing properties of black seed (Nigella sativa) oil have been known for thousands of years. It has been used both orally and topically fight disease in many different practices of medicine through-out the ages. In our modern times its actions and efficacy is increasingly backed by solid scientific understanding and an evidence base.

The use of black seed oil to beautify and improve the skin condition is well established; in fact, the famed beauty of Cleopatra is believed to be in part due to her use of black seeds. The oil of the Nigella sativa is packed with valuable components like vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and trace elements providing the necessary nutritive factors for skin recovery and repair. Black seed oil also has a number of useful pharmacological actions which make it a fantastic natural option for treating diseases of the skin.

Black Seed and Psoriasis

Psoriasis is skin condition in which scaly pink plaques appear over the body, these can be sore and itchy and can be a source of embarrassment. The condition is caused by an abnormal immune reaction in the body causing abnormal proliferation of the epidermal layer of skin.

Black seed oil is well recognized to regulate the body’s immune cells (up regulating some and down regulating others), [i] it also enhances the body’s ability to deal with abnormal cell proliferation. [ii]

Traditionally, black seeds have been applied externally for psoriatic skin to manage the general pain and patches of eruption. A recent lab based study examined the effect of nigella sativa seed extract on an animal model of psoriasis, they examined the histological (cellular level)  effects and found that Nigella sativa has anti-psoriatic activity and concluded that the external application is beneficial in the management of psoriasis.[iii]

Black Seed and Eczema

Eczema is a condition characterized by skin inflammation. Itchy, red, patches appear, which can weep and crust. It commonly affects around joints and the mainstay of treatment is with moisturizers and steroid creams. In severe cases systemic immunosuppression is needed.

Black seed oil has fantastic emollient properties, forming a non-greasy film and providing nutritive factors the skin needs. A clinical trial which compared the effects of Nigella sativa oil applied twice daily compared to a conventional steroid cream (Betamethasone) for hand eczema found both to be equally effective in reducing symptoms.[iv] The clear benefit of black seed oil over steroid use is its lack of side effects.

Fungal infections

In addition to fighting bacteria that causes acne, black seed oil also fights fungus. Black seed oil has proven anti-fungal effects against the common skin fungal infectious organisms (dermatophytes) which cause conditions like fungal nail infections, athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. [v]

Acne

Acne is a multifactorial condition which commonly affects teenagers however can persist into adulthood. It can result in disfiguring scarring. A number of factors are thought to contribute to the disease including hormonal, dietary, localized skin inflammatory response and infections.

Black seed oil has several properties which can reduce the symptoms of acne including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. The nutritive factors in the oil can also help in repair and regeneration of damaged skin. Black seed oil is also a natural anti-histamine ideal for treating for skin conditions related to allergy.

Black Seed and Skin Cancers

Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and replicate in an uncontrolled way. The cells which make up the layers of skin are the most highly exposed in the body and hence skin cancer is one of the most common forms of human cancer. Globally, approximately one million new cases occur annually and this is increasing year on year. The two most common forms of skin cancer arebasal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, in both of these prolonged ultraviolet light exposure is a risk major factor.

Nigella sativa has been proven to have a range of anti-cancer effects against many different abnormal cell types. [vi] Specific effects against skin cancer cells have been demonstrated.

Squamous cell carcinomas affect the epidermal layer of the skin; they can spread and invade surrounding tissues. Nigella sativa extract has been found to be effective against squamous cell carcinoma cells in vitro (using human skin cancer cells cultured cells in a lab), the study found that the active anti-cancer extract from black seeds (Thymoquinone) inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in squamous cell carcinoma. The authors conclude that Thymoquinone is a potential antineoplastic therapy in this common skin cancer.

Benefits of Black Seed Oil for Skin Complexion

The powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and nutritive properties of black seed oil can help to restore the natural health and vitality of skin. The oil can be taken orally or applied and massaged directly into the skin. The rich array of oils provides deep skin moisturization. Additionally vitamin A, amino acids and fatty acids work together to help skin regeneration.

It is difficult to fully describe the way black seed oil works in a single article; Nigella sativa is a truly magical plant with complex properties we are just beginning to understand.

To learn more about this article go to: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/skin-healing-properties-black-seed-oil?page=1

 

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Only Vivix contains both resveratrol and a proprietary phytonutrient blend. This phytonutrient blend harnesses the powerful antioxidant properties of rare muscadine grapes and has been shown to be 10X more powerful than resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism of cellular aging.*

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Fetal Exposure to Pollutants Produces Childhood Obesity

Fetal Exposure to Pollutants Produces Childhood Obesity

Have you ever wondered why some infants seem to be naturally heavier than others, even though they may not necessarily be eating more? New research is confirming this may have something to do with a baby’s exposure to certain pollutants within the womb.

Research from Spain’s Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology has confirmed that exposure to certain environmental pollutants in the womb produces a greater incidence of obesity and rapid growth among infants and children.

In the most recent study, the researchers followed over 4,600 infants between 2003 and 2008 who were between the age of six months and fourteen months. Within this population they identified 1,285 children who had experienced rapid growth during their first year and 1,198 overweight babies by the time they were 14 months of age.

During the last trimester of pregnancy the mothers’ blood was collected and analyzed for a number of pollutants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB).

The researchers then collected data relating to the body mass index of each child – measuring that at six months and then again at 14 months.

The researchers found that DDE and HCB were both associated with rapid growth among the infants as well as being overweight at fourteen months.

The researchers concluded:

“Prenatal exposure to DDE and HCB may be associated with early postnatal growth. Further research is needed to evaluate the persistence of these associations at older ages.”

Other research finds similar results for older children

This study confirms an earlier study done by some of the same researchers. This study, however, focused upon children who were older – with an average age of 6.5 years.

This study followed 344 Spanish children between 1997 and 1998, comparing their body mass index at 6.5 years old with their exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), and/or dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) within the womb.

This study again found that the incidence of obesity among the children was significantly higher for those with higher exposures to PCBs and DDE. The increased obesity rate among th