Archive for September, 2012

Health Benefits of Colorado Springs…Dirt!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Health Benefits of Colorado Springs Dirt!

Most Colorado Springs parents know about the health benefits of gardening as a family: spending time outdoors, working together, establishing a connection to the food we eat, better nutrition, and many more.

Something not so well known in Colorado Springs is that the dirt itself contains beneficial bacteria that can aid in depression, cognitive functioning, and even in fighting some cancers.

Working with soil in Colorado Springs – digging, pulling weeds, harvesting vegetables – exposes Colorado kids and parents to a strain of bacteria called mycobacterium vaccae. Recent research reveals that m. vaccae triggers the release of seratonin, which can elevate mood and reduce stress.

In one study, two groups of mice were fed peanut butter sandwiches before finding their way through a difficult maze. One of the groups had m. vaccae spread on the sandwiches. The mice that ingested the bacteria ran the maze twice as fast and exhibited half as many stress behaviors as the mice that didn’t have the bacteria.

Think of Colorado Springs kids in the ‘good ole’ days,’ running around on unpaved roads, playing in meadows, forests, and dirt piles, and half of the time probably bare-foot. It is quite a different childhood than the sanitized version that exists in our society today. Children not only need more time out-of-doors, but they need to get dirty! Let your Colorado Springs neighbors hear you yell: ‘Kids, go outside and get dirty!’

Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument parents may do themselves and their children a favor by adding to their kids’ emotional, physical, and intellectual health by letting them play in the dirt!

My name is Elsa Shields and I want to help Colorado Springs families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Manitou Springs concern me. I am the owner of a Denver area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets.

The following blog post was used as source material for this blog:

Sachs, Naomi, “It’s in the Dirt: Bacteria in soil may make us happier, smarter.” Therapeutic Landscapes Network. (Jan. 24, 2011), http://www.healinglandscapes.org/blog/2011/01/its-in-the-dirt-bacteria-in-soil-makes-us-happier-smarter/ accessed March 14, 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.

Earn Extra Cash In Manitou Springs With Xocai Nuggets

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Earn Extra Cash In Manitou Springs With Xocai Nuggets

Need extra cash in Manitou Springs? Welcome to my home based business blog. This site is for Manitou Springs people looking for a way to supplement their income. I own my own Xocai Nuggets business and help others start their own direct sales businesses.

With a part-time Xocai Nuggets business, you can earn extra money while working around your current schedule. If you sell Xocai Nuggets at your own internet store, your hours are even more flexible. Your Xocai Nuggets business can be as big or small as you want it to be.

It doesn’t take a lot of money to get started with your Manitou Springs home based business. Call me today to learn how easy it is to supplement your income with Xocai Nuggets!

Elsa Shields
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com
Earn extra cash in Manitou Springs with 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.

Food Allergies In Woodland Park Children

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Food Allergies In Woodland Park                  Children The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that around eight percent of U.S. kids are affected by food allergies.

Eight foods account for most children’s food allergies in Denver: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, nuts, and wheat. Strawberries and tomatoes can also cause food allergies in young Woodland Park kids, though generally not in adults.

Type and severity of allergy symptoms in Denver kids vary, but may show up as itchy eyes, nose or throat, trouble breathing, gastrointestinal upset, or hives.

If you suspect your child may have a food allergy, keep a food journal of everything he or she eats (including beverages) for a week to show your Monument pediatrician. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may scratch the skin with a small amount of an allergen to observe the reaction.

To learn more about children’s health in
Denver or to inquire about the nutritional superstar Xocai Nuggets, contact my office today.

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

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.

How to Choose a Denver Pediatrician

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

How to Choose a Denver Pediatrician

Keeping children healthy is among the highest priorities for Colorado Springs, Colorado parents.

There are hundreds of qualified pediatricians to help with your health goals in the Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument area, but how do you choose one?

Since these medical professionals are the people you will rely on to give your child immunizations and advise you on proper nutrition for your family, you’ll want someone you’re comfortable with.

One of the best things you can do is to ask other Denver parents which pediatricians they recommend. As soon as you have a few names, you can begin calling the offices and perusing the websites for each practice.

Here are a few questions to keep in mind when talking to the receptionist or nurse on the phone:

Where did the doctor go to medical school?
Is the staff friendly?
Are the office hours convenient for your schedule?
Does the doctor belong to a group practice where they can cover for each other during vacations, etc.?
What hospital does the doctor or practice use?

When you have narrowed down your list to a pediatrician that fits these criteria, you can visit the office and ask the staff or pediatrician any additional questions you may have. This is one of the best ways to understand children’s healthcare in Woodland Park .

I’m Elsa Shields and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a great Colorado Springs home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

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.

Podcast Basics For Monument MLM Business Bloggers

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Podcast Basics For Monument MLM Business Bloggers

Today’s Monument direct selling article is for Monument internet rookies who want to kick up their web marketing a notch by adding a podcast to their Monument home business blog.

A podcast is a multimedia file that is downloaded for playback on a mobile device such as an iPod or laptop computer. It can be a digital recording of a radio program or, more often, a program produced solely for online distribution. A podcast can be a recording of a webcast: a live Monument program that is ‘streamed’ or broadcast on the internet in real time. When this is the case, it is similar to a DVD recording of a live program that you store in the database of your playback device.

A related term is the acronym RSS which probably originally stood for Rich Site Summary feed but is sometimes used for Really Simple Syndication. You have probably seen the term RSS on websites. An RSS feed allows digital files to be downloaded in a standard format. Denver podcast listeners often subscribe to favorite ongoing podcasts. When new podcasts are produced, they are automatically downloaded by RSS applications.

It is fairly simple hardware- and software-wise to product your own podcast for your Monument online business
. Your laptop may already have recording capability. If not, you can buy any equipment you need in the Denver area.

Monument business owners operating on a shoestring will be happy to know that basic recording and editing software can be downloaded for free. If you want to get fancy, you can always buy more sophisticated software at Colorado specialty computer stores. I recommend using a headset microphone so the mic is always in the right spot to get a clear and consistent recording.

Now the fun part: what will you podcast? The possibilities are endless for Monument direct marketers. You can record Colorado trade show presentations, interviews with founding distributors of your Monument direct sales company, or create an entertaining pitch about your Denver business opportunity. Let your expertise and enthusiasm shine.

Creating a podcast gives you a chance to connect with potential Monument customers or downline members in a personal way.

I am health consultant Elsa Shields, a network marketer representing XoBiotic Squares. I am based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Are you interested in owning a XoBiotic Squares online business? My team members are steadily expanding their networks and increasing their direct sales income.

Call me today to start building your own online XoBiotic Squares business!

health consultant Elsa Shields

Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares residual income opportunity for Monument home-based business owners.

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.

Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Colorado Springs

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs parents know that reading with children is essential to their academic success and development, but not all storybook sessions are as productive as others in building literacy skills. Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument parents don’t need to worry, because a few simple guidelines can help your kids get the most from story time.

Instead of zooming through one picture book after another, take time to pause and allow your child to process the story.

Ask questions like, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘How did that make [the main character] feel?’ Enjoy the artwork and see what your child can infer from the pictures.

Beginning readers can point to each word as you read together. This will help them recognize that letters make up words and words make up sentences and they will get used to punctuation conventions.

Denver parents may have to work to curb their boredom since kids love repetition and may ask for the same book over and over again. This is normal and healthy for younger kids, but if you have any concerns about their development, you should consult your Colorado Springs pediatrician.

As kids get older you can ask more probing questions such as, ‘What was the most interesting part of the book?’ or ‘What is the setting of the story?’ There are also great opportunities for discussions about problems and solutions as well as themes and morals in almost all stories.

I’m Elsa Shields and children’s health and development is very important to me. I am the owner of a Colorado Springs home business that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

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.

Keep Young Monument Athletes Hydrated

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Keep Young Monument Athletes Hydrated

It’s important for kids to be active, but during times of prolonged exercise, especially during hot weather, Monument kids can become dehydrated. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration, when your child says he’s thirsty, he may already be suffering from dehydration.

Ironically, swimming increases the risk of dehydration because water activities forestall feelings of thirst.

Encourage your Monument child to drink extra fluids before an activity begins and continue drinking every 20 to 30 minutes during the course of the event. Try to schedule practices and games in the mornings or evenings, especially during the Monument summer sports season to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Signs of dehydration can include:

dry mouth
lack of, or dark yellow, urine
cool, dry skin
lethargy, or irritability
dizziness
headaches

When treating a child for dehydration, water is best for the first hour or two, then sports drinks with electrolytes can be added. Most 80923 zip code area parks and ball fields are near convenience stores that carry Gatorade or Propel, but it’s best to keep a bottle or two in the car. If hydration is not restored, hurry to the nearest Colorado Springs emergency room.

To learn about a kid friendly nutritional product available in Colorado Springs contact me today.

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.

Family Meal Time in Colorado Springs

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Family Meal Time in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs parents want to make sure that their kids spend time doing things that will help them be healthy and successful. Because of this, juggling the family schedule and prioritizing activities are a major part of parenting in the Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs areas.

With all this competition for your child’s time, you may be surprised to learn of the advantages Colorado Springs kids receive when families make time to eat dinner together.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners benefit in the following ways:

Improved grades
Eating healthier meals
Less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana
Increase in family communication
Less likely to become overweight or obese

If you want to help establish a more regular dinner time for your family, here are some tips for Denver families. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Elsa Shields and I want to help Colorado Springs families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Denver area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Lerche Davis, Jeanie, “Family Dinners Are Important”, WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Oct. 22, 2011

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.