Archive for October, 2012

Organic Best For Denver Kids

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Organic Best For Denver Kids

Food labels can be confusing for Denver parents wanting to buy the most nutritious food possible for their families. The word ‘natural’ can convey wholesomeness–but that’s not always the case.

Look for more specific food labels like ‘organic’ which means, in fruits and vegetables, that the food is grown without pesticides. Some evidence suggests that organic fruits and vegetables contain higher amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients than non-organic.

The organic label on poultry, meat, and dairy means that no antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides are given to the animals, and the livestock are given only organic feed. ‘Organic’ livestock also must have access to the outdoors, and disease is prevented through natural methods.

‘Natural’ isn’t a term regulated by the FDA, so products with this label may still contain additives. Instead, look for the USDA organic badge, a guarantee that there is no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, genetically modified ingredients, or artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

Denver children and infants are the most vulnerable to hormone and pesticide exposure due to their less-developed immune systems and their still-developing brains and bodies. Denver parents who provide organic food support their child’s health now and in the future.

For more information on children’s nutrition and healthy supplements, call me to learn about Xocai Nuggets today!

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

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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.

Manitou Springs Kid’s Health: Guard Against Chapped Skin

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Manitou Springs Kids Health Guard Against Chapped Skin

When it comes to your Manitou Springs child’s health, you might first think of their diet. While putting vitamins and minerals inside your child’s body is important, you also need to pay attention to what is going on on the outside. I’m talking about your child’s skin.

The skin is our body’s largest organ and when skin’s smoothness is disrupted, small cracks and openings can create an entryway for bacteria and germs.

Active Manitou Springs kids don’t often think of the condition of their skin until it starts hurting. Playing outside in hot, cold, or dry weather can lead to small cracks around knuckles or nails. This painful condition is called dermatitis, or extreme dryness. Temperature extremes in Manitou Springs make it harder to keep skin moist and healthy – dry, chapped and cracked skin is common in summer and winter.

Many kids lick their lips until they turn red or bleed. Reminding your child to drink plenty of water can prevent over-dryness.  Using a humidifier during the night in your child’s bedroom can also help.

Make sure you leave moisturizing lip balm in handy locations: by their bed, the front door and in the car so reapplying it becomes habit. Remind them to slick some over their cuticles as well, to prevent cracking.

Woodland Park dermatologists suggest a using a daily skin moisturizer that contains shea butter and aloe to draw moisture into the skin and keep it in place.

Encourage Woodland Park kids to use waterproof gloves when playing outside in the cold. Lightweight gloves with grips added to the palms are great for playing ball and riding bikes. In addition to protecting skin from dryness, they keep small hands from slipping. You can pick these up at Colorado sporting good stores or Woodland Park big box stores.

Using a non-drying sanitizer is another way to prevent bacteria from entering through the skin. Look for brands that are alcohol-free to prevent excessive dryness.

For additional tips for Woodland Park children’s health and to learn about a nutritional supplement kids love, contact me today at 719.439.0142!

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
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.

Planning For Hospital Emergencies In Denver

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Planning For Hospital Emergencies In Denver

Colorado Springs parents hope to never have to take their children to the emergency room, but if the need arises, you will want to have done your homework.

First, make sure you know all of the hospitals in the Colorado Springs area. If the one nearest to you is a Children’s Hospital, then you’re in luck. If not, you should find out if the hospital near you has child-sized equipment and facilities (like a waiting room with toys and cartoons).

Secondly, having a brief summary of your child’s health history with you at all times is invaluable in an emergency. This is especially important if you child is on any medication or takes vitamins regularly.

Third, enlist the help of your Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , or Monument pediatrician in finding the right emergency room for you and your child.

Lastly, when you’ve made an informed decision about your hospital choices, drive the route from your Denver home to the hospital. Find out exactly where the emergency room is located and become familiar with traffic patterns on the route.

My name is Elsa Shields and I am very interested in kids health in Monument. I am the owner of a Denver area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets.

If you would like to discuss Xocai Nuggets or an at-home business opportunity, contact me at 719.439.0142 or visit me on the web at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Remember Colorado Springs parents, plan ahead and keep your kids healthy!

The following online article was used for this post:
Cohen, Elizabeth, “How to find the best ER for your child”, April 10, 2008, http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/04/10/ep.kids.er/index.html?eref=rss_topstories, accessed on Sept. 19, 2012.

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.

A Healthy Toothbrush For Colorado Springs Kids

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

A Healthy Toothbrush For Colorado Springs Kids

As a parent of active Colorado Springs children, I’m sure you’re always on the lookout for places where germs lurk, and you probably know that toothbrushes have the potential to grow a lot of bacteria. However, there are some simple rules you can follow in your Monument area home to keep your child’s toothbrush (and your kid’s mouth) as healthy as possible.

One of the best ways to limit bacterial growth on a toothbrush is to allow it to dry completely between uses. This is best done by storing the toothbrush in a toothbrush holder on the counter, not tucked away in a drawer where air flow is limited.

A toothbrush holder is superior to a cup because it’s important that neighboring toothbrushes don’t touch and share germs.

Air drying toothbrushes is easy when you purchase two for each child at your nearest Denver drugstore. Teach your kids to alternate between the two so they each have more time to dry out all the way.

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months, mainly because normal wear and tear will make them less effective at cleaning teeth. But, regardless of the age of the toothbrush, replace it after your child has a cold or other illness.

If you have any other questions about your child’s oral health, ask your Colorado Springs dentist, or speak to your pediatrician next time you take your child in for immunizations in Colorado Springs.

I’m Elsa Shields and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a terrific Colorado Springs home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. 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.

Manitou Springs XoBiotic Squares Direct Sales Business Wise Choice

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Manitou Springs XoBiotic Squares Direct Sales Business Wise Choice

Hi! Today’s Manitou Springs entrepreneur blog is for folks who are evaluating direct sales companies. Here are some factors to consider if you are planning to become a direct seller in Manitou Springs:

The company: Is it financially sound? Does it have an admirable track record? What type of distributor training materials and programs does it provide?

The product: Is it a quality product? Is it reasonably priced? Is there a large, sustainable market?

The opportunity: What is the initial start-up cost? What operating costs will it require? How is the compensation plan structured?

If you have visited my blog before, you know that I am a network marketer who sells XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets. I also have a large downline with team members located here in Manitou Springs, Colorado and around the country. I would like to explain to you how the XoBiotic Squares opportunity meets the criteria outlined. My phone number is 719.439.0142. I am waiting for you call, text, or email me at esshields88@msn.com.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
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.

Denver Kid’s Health: What Is ‘Failure To Thrive?’

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Denver Kid's Health: What Is 'Failure To Thrive?'

Though Denver children come in all shapes and sizes and grow at widely varying rates, sometimes an extremely low weight indicates a medical condition called ‘failure to thrive.’

This general term is used for children who weigh significantly less than other healthy Denver kids their age.

According to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in cases of children with failure to thrive the rate of weight and height gain ‘may be more important than actual measurements.’ 1

Denver children in the ‘failure to thrive’ category weigh lower than the 3rd percentile. In addition, their weight is significantly lower than what is considered healthy for their height.

In addition, Denver kids with failure to thrive usually have delayed development in physical, social, and emotional skills.

In Colorado, failure to thrive can be caused by numerous factors, both physically and environmentally. Denver parents who are concerned about their child’s development should consult their pediatrician, even if no specific medical symptoms are detected.

To learn about an exceptional Colorado Springs high-vitamin product product, contact me today!

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

1‘What Is Failure To Thrive?,” Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/tpl_rlinks_nav1up.aspx?id=5112, accessed on October 15, 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.

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Colorado Springs

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Colorado Springs My name is Elsa Shields and I am a children’s health advocate in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Most Colorado parents notice behavioral effects when they feed their kids highly processed foods full of sugar and additives.

Denver elementary teachers advise sending fruit, vegetables, and protein in children’s lunches and leaving processed, sugary snacks at home. They notice that Colorado Springs children who eat healthy learn and behave better.

When shopping at your Denver grocery store you may want to start reading labels on snacks more carefully. A recent study conducted by Britain’s Food Standards Agency (their version of the FDA) found that seven dyes could affect children’s intelligence by up to five IQ points! When reading Colorado food labels check for Yellow #5, Yellow #6, and Red #40. In fact, Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

My kids love dried apricots, raisins, sliced apples with sunflower seed butter, and snap peas. If you would like more information on improving your Colorado Springs child’s health and nutrition through healthy snacking please contact me today! – always the best for you

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

When Should My Child Visit Our Colorado Springs Dentist?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

When Should My Child Visit Our Colorado Springs Dentist?

Many parents in the Denver area wonder when it is right for their child to see the dentist for the first time. The American Dental Association recommends that kids visit the dentist around their first birthday, a little earlier than some parents may anticipate.

Early visits with Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument dental professionals help ensure that kids are getting every advantage when in comes to oral health and that they are comfortable with the dentist office.

Just as well child check-ups and children’s immunizations should be routine in every Colorado kid’s life, dental visits are essential.

In these early visits, Denver area dentists usually clean the child’s teeth, apply fluoride, and assess any oral health risks that may be present, such as baby bottle tooth decay, a condition that can be avoided by having your child transition from bottle to cup at an early age.

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 are important to me. I am the owner of my own 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.

Keep your kids healthy, Denver!

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.

Music Benefits Colorado Springs School Children

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Music Benefits Colorado Springs School Children

Colorado Springs parents know that healthy kids need love, high-quality education, proper nutrition, cultural opportunities, and lots of exercise for well-rounded lives. For many Colorado children, a well-rounded life also includes music in one form or another. Most kids (especially toddlers) love dancing to, singing along with, and playing music.

Studies have shown that music does much more than simply entertain.

Children who are involved in some kind of musical training during school perform better in math and science areas. They also learn better coordination, do better in reading, concentrating, and goal setting. Studies show that students who are involved in a music education program also perform better on their SATs, and are more likely to attend college.

It’s best for Denver parents to start their kids young, but it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. A good way to expose children to free musical events is through Colorado community performance programs. Check with Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument libraries and community centers for more information.

Any music store in the 80923 zip code area will have great advice about Denver area music lessons and teachers for your child.

Keep up the good work, Colorado Springs parents! Your children are lucky to have you to help them stay safe, healthy, and happy! My name is Elsa Shields and I am very interested in kids health in Monument. 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.

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.