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Make the Decision and Get Healthy

No one says “Man, I hope I can get in great shape for just a little while and then gain back all the weight I lost.” Maybe you had a time in your life where you worked really hard for your wedding pictures to look perfect or the look great on a vacation. Did you stay committed to your health after those big events? Why not? The answer lies in your underlying motivation.

All or nothing
Going for all or nothing

What Motivates You?

If you are trying to slim down for a reunion or other “look-at-me” life moment chances are you will relapse into your old habits and the weight will come back, perhaps even faster than you gained it before. Starving yourself, staying on a liquid or highly restrictive diet will cause you to lose weight, but it won’t make you healthy and strong.

Take a look at your health. Physically are you satisfied with your body? Does your body enable you to pursue your adventures or does it cause you daily frustration? Maybe your doctor is the one telling you to lose weight, but you are fine with your body. Do you wish you had more energy or could take care of yourself without relying on others?

You can change. You can lose weight and become strong, but without motivation from within yourself you will not change your lifestyle and improve your health in the long run.

Commit to Yourself

If you want to lose weight you must make a commitment to yourself. Make yourself accountable and share your goal with your friends or a more anonymous online community. Change will not happen overnight, but one step followed by another step in the right direction will give you results.

Don’t let celebrities fool you – there is no magic bullet to getting healthy, but there are also extremes that should be avoided. Is it sustainable to exercise at the gym 7-days a week for several hours? Individuals on realty TV are able to do so only because of the non-realty of the situations they are in. Adjust your expectations that it will take time to lose weight, but if you do it right you won’t have to do it again.

Sustainable Success

Keeping things simple, you want to look to a weight loss program that is simple and easy to follow. Complicated dosing or restrictive diets will be challenging to follow long term. To kick off your turn to health look to the Shaklee 180 weight loss system. It is simple, supplies all your required daily recommended vitamins and minerals, and even tastes good.  Your Shaklee consultant will be another person committed to helping you reach your goal of living a healthy, happy life. The Shaklee 180 weight loss system is is not a magic pill, but a proven program that will allow you to lose weight while regaining energy and providing your body with the fuel it needs to stay committed to staying healthy.

Commit today. Join the network that has helped thousands of individuals just like you make a change, and commit to a healthy you.

 

Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offering expertise is 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

wesbartell@gmail.com

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Are you subjecting yourself to this diet plan?

Choosing what you eat is mandatory
Diets aren’t mandatory, but being aware of what you are eating and why you are eating it, is mandatory.

Every day I am reading about a new way of losing weight – a new diet plan.  Have you ever done a Google search on diet plans?  Some of them have the audacity to claim themselves as diets that work specifically for men or specifically for women, etc.  Then you have the best diets, the 10 best diets, the 5 essentials of a diet, 8 ways to start a diet, etc.  The list goes on and on.

What is it about our daily “diet” that we have to be on a daily diet?  What ever happened to simply eating foods that we know are good for us?  What about having Hot Doritos Jalapeno chips for breakfast? Is that good for you?  They taste good.  Sure, lots of things taste good and that is what the manufacturers want us to eat –  anything that tastes good.  If the taste is not to our liking, then we probably won’t eat it.  Take kale for example.  Read up on the nutritional value of kale.  Have you ever even tasted kale?  I used to think that even the word kale didn’t taste good in my mouth just because it was a green leafy vegetable.  Try it by cooking it or even eating it raw with other vegetables.  You will be surprised how there is very little taste to it.  Much of this has been in your upbringing.

Do a Google search on kale.  You will read everything on how nutritious and delicious it is, to how to take a distasteful vegetable and make it edible, and to why you shouldn’t eat kale.  So it comes down to whatever opinion a person has for this vegetable.  Who are you going to believe?  If you go to any farmers’ market, I’m sure you will find it for sale.  Would you want to make it part of your diet?  If so, why?  For me, it was simply being educated on what kale was all about.  Then it was a matter of choice if I wanted to incorporate it into my eating habits.

What is the right diet plan for you?  Great question and I don’t believe there is even a single answer that can apply to one individual or everyone.  Obviously that is the reason for all the various kinds of diets that you read about.  Even doing your research on the best diet plan for you may not be the best diet for you.  I would not even want to recommend a diet plan to anyone.  However, by using a little common sense, reading labels, doing research on your own, eating sensibly, and even using the government food guide as a template for your menus, no one should have to go on a specific diet plan to lose weight.

Even though we might be eating right, using our common sense, being logical about our eating habits, and eating junk food in extreme moderation, we still need daily supplements.  Once again, research has shown time and time again that we are not getting the full daily requirement of  nutrition that our bodies need.  That is why I take the Shaklee Vitalizer on daily basis.

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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
wesbartell@gmail.com

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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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