Archive for April, 2012

Fresh Ideas For Healthy Meal Planning In Colorado

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Fresh Ideas For Healthy Meal Planning In Colorado

Colorado children’s nutrition experts say that family mealtime is a must for Woodland Park parents who want to know what their children are eating and stay on top of their kids’ nutritional needs. But with busy schedules, allergies, and different food preferences, planning meals can be a challenge. Here are some fresh ideas:

To simplify things, first make a list of all the foods your kids enjoy, healthy and non-healthy included. Study this list to discover ingredient combinations or cooking techniques they prefer. Then find recipes for healthy meal makeovers.

Make your own frozen meals. Just double or triple the recipe of a favorite casserole dish and store the extras in the freezer so the next long day or unscheduled event won’t tempt you to eat Manitou Springs drive-up or unhealthy microwaveable convenience meals.

If members of your family have allergies or are super-particular, make a large plain meal and have lots of healthy toppings available so everyone can customize their own meal. This works great for tacos, pizza, sandwiches, salads and baked potatoes.

Another time-saving tip for Manitou Springs parents: cook enough hamburger, steak, or chicken breasts for two or three different meals during the week.

For more tips on children’s nutrition in Manitou Springs or to order a tasty nutritional supplement made from the cacao bean, contact me today!

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares
Xocai Nuggets

The following article was used as source material for this post:
Faith McGee, “Family Meal Planning Basics,” www.ehow.com, 1999-2012, http://www.ehow.com/way_5250552_family-meal-planning-basics.html, accessed on Jan 9, 2012.

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I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

F-A-R For Woodland Park Kids With Asthma

Friday, April 20th, 2012

F-A-R For Woodland Park                  Kids With Asthma Attention Woodland Park parents of children with asthma: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center recommends the FAR approach to prevent flare-ups. FAR stands for Flu shot, Avoid triggers, and Regular use of meds.1

Flu Shot: Respiratory infections are dangerous for Woodland Park children with asthma. The flu shot lowers the risk of catching a bug and also helps lessen complications for those who do get the flu.
Avoid triggers: Woodland Park parents of asthmatic kids should determine the triggers and protect their child at their home, Woodland Park school, and wherever their child spends time.
Regular Medication: The meds referred to are the controller or prevention medications, not the rescue meds designed for use after an attack is in progress.

The Johns Hopkins article also reminds parents to be extra careful when the seasons change–a common time for an increase in attacks.

I am Woodland Park children’s health advocate Elsa Shields. I can be reached at 719.439.0142 and esshields88@msn.com. Call me for information on a new children’s nutritional product now available in Woodland Park .

1‘A FAR-Out Treatment Approach to Fall Asthma Flare-Ups,’ Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, October 12, 2011, http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/newsDetail.aspx?id=10251, accessed on October 14, 2011

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I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Colorado Springs

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Colorado Springs Attention Colorado Springs teens: The Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) helps prevent adolescent obesity, according to a recent study.1

The study was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The DASH diet includes low-fat dairy, chicken, lean, beef, chicken, nuts, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.

Surprisingly, study participants who followed DASH actually ate, on average, 250 more calories than those who ate a typical Colorado Springs teen diet: high-fat meats, cheeses, highly processed foods, and fast food meals.

Colorado Springs parents who emphasize a ‘calorie deficit’ plan for teen weight loss may want to consider focusing more on the quality of the foods eaten.

I am a small business owner and teen health advocate in Colorado Springs. The products I sell promote health for people of all ages. For information on my health and wellness products, contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Colorado Springs children’s health blog.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
719.439.0142   esshields88@msn.com

1Holly Lebowitz Rossi, ‘New Findings on Preventing Teen Obesity,’ Parents, June 7, 2011, http://www.parents.com/blogs/parents-news-now/2011/06/07/child-health/new-findings-on-preventing-teen-obesity/, June 24, 2011.

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I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

A Sales Career In Colorado Springs

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

A Sales Career In Colorado Springs

If you are considering a sales career in Colorado Springs, I strongly recommend network marketing or direct sales. After all, if you are going to sell something in Colorado Springs or online, why not have your own business?

Today’s home businesses in Colorado Springs are powerful yet manageable. You can have your own home based business with very little overhead. Most direct sellers in Colorado Springs don’t even have to store any inventory. They can run their direct sales business with their laptop and internet-enabled phone.

If you already use these technological tools, you’re all ready to get started. If you are not as techno-savvy, I would be happy to show you how to use small business management tools.

I have been selling XoBiotic Squares since February 2008. When I first started my Colorado Springs direct sales business, I had no idea what a rush it was to build your own money-making enterprise. It is nothing like working for someone else. My XoBiotic Squares business has now become a full-fledged career.

You can create your own sales career with XoBiotic Squares in Colorado Springs. Call 719.439.0142 to get started!

Elsa Shields
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Internet Safety For Monument Kids

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Internet Safety For Monument Kids

No Monument parent wants their child to be exposed to Internet pornography, however, this tragedy occurs everyday. Why is there such a disconnect?

Some Monument parents may not realize that their young child can navigate the computer like a pro. Others may believe that their child would never go looking for inappropriate material.

If you think your Denver kids are too young to worry about it, don’t be so sure. Colorado parents continue to report that they found out too late that their child was exposed. I urge you to take precautions now.

With Internet pornography increasing everyday and young people succumbing to this cybermonster, Denver parents wonder what they can do to prevent this from ever happening to their kids.

This advice bears repeating: Monument parents should put the computer in an open area so that it can be monitored. In addition, many forms of web protection are available for free. Though it is time-consuming, Monument parents would be wise to only allow their child use the Internet with Mom or Dad present.

Talk to your kids and ask them if they have encountered Internet pornography. Ask them what they did or what they would do in such a situation. Though this is a secondary concern: explain to them that certain web pages and ‘pop ups’ contain viruses that can damage the computer. Open communication is essential.

If your Monument children have encountered pornography, perhaps at a friend’s house, emphasize its destructive nature and teach them that what they saw is degrading to men, women, and healthy relationships. Internet pornography is a plague with many Monument victims, including children. It is up to Monument parents and youth leaders to help Monument children be safe online.

My name is Elsa Shields and I care about Internet safety for Monument kids. For more information about child raising topics, or to hear about a new healthy kids snack, contact me today at esshields88@msn.com.

Elsa Shields
http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Colorado Springs Children’s Heart Disease Risk

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Colorado Springs Children's Heart Disease Risk

A growing number of Colorado children are developing high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and type 2 diabetes which are all risk factors for heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, there is credible evidence that cholesterol buildup in arteries begins in childhood.

A recent Australian study claims that lifestyle changes made before adulthood, such as healthy eating habits, exercise, and weight management are likely to reduce the risk for heart disease later in life.

The three main risk factors for Denver children in developing high cholesterol are heredity, diet, and obesity. Visit with your Denver doctor to have your own cholesterol checked to make sure your kids aren’t at risk.

When shopping at your Denver grocery store, stock up on healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, and yogurt. Helping Denver kids and Monument make healthy lifestyle choices now prepares them to have healthy lifestyles as adults.

As a health and wellness business owner and Colorado Springs children’s advocate, I would love to share more information about children’s nutrition and healthy snacking. Please call or email me today.

health consultant Elsa Shields   719.439.0142   esshields88@msn.com
Colorado Springs, Colorado  zip code 80923
XoBiotic Squares Xocai Nuggets

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Flu Shot Guidelines For Monument Kids

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Flu Shot Guidelines For Monument Kids

Every year as winter approaches, many Monument parents wonder if they should get their kids a flu shot.

Everyone gets the flu, right? Is it that big of a deal?

In most cases, the flu is an inconvenience, but not detrimental beyond missing a few days of school. However, Monument pediatricians caution that it is extremely important for high risk kids to get a flu shot. Ditto if your child is in regular contact with a high risk person.

What qualifies a child as high risk? Monument experts say that chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma puts a child at greater risk because the flu can contribute to serious complications. Many Monument doctors also recommend flu shots for all children under five years old. Monument experts advise getting your child’s flu vaccination as early as possible, in August or September or as soon as it is available, to protect them through the entire season which generally lasts from October to April.

Remember that two shots are required for children under the age of eight, given four weeks apart, for full protection your first year of getting vaccinated. Just one shot per year is needed after that.

Flumist is a nasal spray vaccine that can be given to healthy children ages two and up, an option that can be more child friendly. Side effects from either method of vaccination may include runny nose, muscle aches, vomiting, or low grade fever. The new flu vaccines offer protection from both H1N1 and the seasonal flu.

For more information on current Monument children’s health issues or to learn more about my Xocai Nuggets health and wellness business, call me today!

health consultant Elsa Shields
719.439.0142  esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares     Xocai Nuggets

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.