Archive for October, 2011

NIH Children’s Check-Up Guidelines In Denver

Friday, October 28th, 2011

NIH Children's Check-Up Guidelines In DenverAs Colorado parents, we know our children’s health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most Denver parents are aware of the essentials in keeping their kids healthy; providing nutritious meals, making sure they get adequate sleep and physical activity, and guaranteeing their safety.

It is also necessary for our Denver kids to receive regular checkups with their Colorado health care providers. Not only will these visits track your Denver child’s development, but will aid in averting health problems.

According to the NIH, besides regular checkups, school-age Monument and Colorado Springs children should also see their Denver doctor for:

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Sleep problems or change in behavior
  • Fever higher than 102
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Breathing problems

I would love to share more children’s health information with you. Please call me today!

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
XoBiotic Squares



‘Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!’

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Denver school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Colorado Springs children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Denver nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting Colorado kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Colorado Springs, I encourage all Colorado parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.


I reward my kids with a trip to the Monument library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Monument park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Denver kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Colorado Springs children’s nutrition blog.

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923 719.439.0142
XoBiotic Squares
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You Can Have A Home-Based Business In Colorado Springs

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

You Can Have A Home-Based Business In Colorado Springs What does it take to succeed as a home based business owner in Colorado Springs? I believe that the most important quality is dedication. I operate a direct sales business in my Colorado Springs home. My network includes over 1000 Xocai Nuggets distributors.

Many of my team members had never operated a home business before they launched their Xocai Nuggets business. However, they were committed to learning on the job. Perseverance is the key. Of course, they all brought the skills they had acquired in their previous positions and applied them to their new venture.

What are your skills? Do you work in the tech support department for a large Denver online retailer? Are you a persuasive Woodland Park sales rep? Are you a Manitou Springs domestic technician (stay at home mom) who is a multi-tasking pro?

If so, you can build an income-generating home based business and supplement your income. If you would like to learn about the Xocai Nuggets opportunity, you can email me at or call me at 719.439.0142.


Welcome To My Colorado Springs Home-Based Business Blog

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Welcome To My Colorado Springs Home-Based Business Blog

Hello! Welcome to the Colorado Springs home based business blog. This site contains articles about home based businesses and other self-employment opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics including:

The best Colorado Springs home based businesses
Advice for first time business owners
How to use technology to advertise your home based business
Expanding your direct sales network in Colorado Springs, Colorado
SEO tips for your online business
Managing your online store
Quality customer service

Hundreds of Denver entrepreneurs have home businesses of all sizes. They range from one man or woman shops to large organizations with dozens of employees or independent contractors.

If you are a home based business owner in Colorado Springs, we invite you to visit us often. If you would like to learn about the Denver Xocai Nuggets opportunity, contact me today. You can email me at or call me at 719.439.0142 to set up a meeting.

Easy First Bike For Denver Kids

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Easy First Bike For Denver Kids There’s a new way for Colorado Springs children to learn how to ride a bike. At first glance, balance or no-pedal bikes look just like any other kid’s bike. Look closer, however, and you notice that they are missing something: pedals.

In my Colorado Springs neighborhood cul-de-sac, I have seen toddlers as young as two hop on these bikes, scoot around for a few minutes and in no time at all, they are balancing like a pro. Denver balance bike sellers say that when a child is ready for the real thing, no training wheels are required.

If you are interested in getting a no-pedal bike for your child, don’t buy a size up. Both of your child’s feet should be firmly planted on the ground when he or she is sitting on the seat.

I promote children’s health and fitness in Denver and sell a nutritional product that many Colorado Springs families enjoy. To learn about the top children’s nutrition pick of the year, call or email me today.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado  zip code 80923
Xocai Nuggets

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Monument

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Monument

To curb the spread of viruses, lice, and other kid’s health threats in Monument schools, parents need to teach their kids proper hygiene practices and review them on a regular basis.

Here is a rundown of some unwelcome classroom visitors and steps to combat them:

  • Head lice: wash hands frequently, don’t share combs, hats, scarves.
  • Ringworm (skin infection with circular lesions, not actually caused by worms): keep sores covered, don’t share combs or clothing.
  • Pinkeye: vigilant hand washing can help stop the spread. Monument parents should keep kids home if their eyes are pink or draining fluid.
  • Colds, flu, strep: anti-bacterial wipes and no-rinse hand sanitizer can supplement soap and water scrubbing. Remind kids not to share drinks, snacks, lotion, chap stick, and lip gloss.

Monument children who know and practice these safeguards will be prepared when the next H1N1 threat visits Denver.

I promote children’s health issues in Denver. For information on my health business, contact me today.

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
XoBiotic Squares

Welcome To My Healthy Colorado Springs Kids Blog!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Welcome To My Healthy Colorado Springs Kids Blog!

Hello Colorado Springs parents and kids. Welcome to my ‘Healthy Colorado Springs Kids‘ blog. I am passionate about children’s health. I want my children and your children to develop healthy habits while they are young. I hope we can help the youth of today reverse negative health trends and grow up healthier than their parents’ generation.

In our lifetimes we have learned so much about how nutrition, environmental factors, and daily habits influence our health and well-being here in Colorado. Let’s help our Monument and Woodland Park children avoid the chronic conditions that plague the baby boomer generation. That is my goal and I hope this blog will play a part in improving health for Colorado Springs children and their counterparts everywhere. My ‘Healthy Colorado Springs Kids’ blog will post timely information about a broad range of children’s health-related topics.

  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Exercise and Recreation
  • Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Cancer Risks
  • Mental Health
  • Environmental Factors
  • Alternative and Holistic Healthcare

Healthy habits start at home. I encourage you to examine your own lifestyle and identify areas that you could improve. By setting good examples for our Denver children we will enjoy better health ourselves and perhaps even add some extra years.

Thanks for reading! I hope you will check back often as I plan to post new articles regularly. Here’s to your Colorado Springs family’s healthy future!

health consultant Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
XoBiotic Squares
Xocai Nuggets

Colorado Springs Parents: Is Your Child’s Car Seat Safe?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Colorado Springs Parents: Is Your Child's Car Seat Safe?

Anyone in Colorado Springs who transports kids in their car should regularly review the child safety seat regulations. Colorado and federal laws are periodically updated. Colorado Springs parents who think their six year-old doesn’t need to be in a booster seat may be surprised to learn that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that children stay in a booster seat until their height and weight exceed the manufacturer’s limits.

Complete recommendations can be found at

Here are some quick facts for Colorado Springs parents:

  • Keep infants and toddlers rear-facing as long as possible.
  • Upgrade child safety seat when child reaches max height and weight for each particular model.
  • Most Colorado Wal-Mart, Target, and Babies-R-Us stores carry safety seats for all ages.
  • Colorado Springs children are ALWAYS safer in the back seat and those under twelve should never ride in the front seat.

I am XoBiotic Squares distributor Elsa Shields. Thanks for visiting my Colorado Springs children’s health site. If you would like information about a terrific nutritional product available in Colorado Springs, call, text, or email me today.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs XoBiotic Squares