Archive for November, 2012

Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Manitou Springs

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Manitou Springs

Hello, welcome to my Manitou Springs children’s health and nutrition blog. Today’s topic is teen prescription drug abuse.

Most Manitou Springs teens will be offered an illegal prescription medication at one time or another. They are sold at Colorado high schools and passed out at teen ‘pharm’ parties. Colorado parents should realize that no child is immune. Here are some tips for Manitou Springs parents from Better Medicine: 1

Start talking about the dangers when they’re preteens. Speak early, often, and clearly.
Stay involved in your child’s life.
Emphasize how misusing medication can destroy relationships and keep him or her from achieving goals, such as getting into a certain college or landing a future job.
Teach your child to say ‘no’ firmly but kindly, give a reason, then change the subject or leave the situation.
Monitor your child’s internet usage for signs of prescription drug involvement.1

Manitou Springs parents should keep their medications locked away. It is also important to realize that children watch how their mother and father use prescription medications. I encourage all Denver parents to use prescription meds safely and legally.

1 Robert Williams, MD, “5 Tips for Talking with Your Teen About Medication Abuse,” Better Medicine, July 19, 2012, http://www.bettermedicine.com/what-parents-should-know-about-otc-medicine-abuse/5-tips-for-talking-with-your-teen-about-medication-abuse, accessed on October 1, 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.

Keeping Manitou Springs Kids Healthy In Daycare

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Keeping Manitou Springs Kids Healthy In Daycare

keeping-kids-healthyIf you are like most Manitou Springs parents, you do your best to keep your kids healthy. You take them to your Colorado pediatrician for immunizations and vaccinations, teach them good hygiene habits, and try to get them to eat their veggies.

But what about kids in Manitou Springs daycare centers? Who is making sure children wash hands after using the bathroom and cover sneezes and coughs?

When researching 80923 zip code area daycare providers, ask them about their health and safety policies. Do they require that sick children stay home? Do they clean and disinfect tables and play areas? Do they require frequent hand washing?

Parents of children in daycare can do much on their own. They need to keep up-to-date on kids immunizations in Manitou Springs and ensure that their children are eating a wide variety of healthy foods to keep their immune system ready for anything that comes their way.

Even with all Colorado parents and daycare providers do to prevent it, children will get sick. However, some studies have shown that children in daycare actually get less colds when they’re older than children that stay home. When first attending daycare, children may get sick a lot, but after about one year they often build up immunity, and are sick about as often as their stay-at-home counterparts. I guess the old saying is true (at least in this case): what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.

My name is Elsa Shields and I promote children’s health in Denver. I am also the owner of an easy part time Colorado Springs home business as a distributor of Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning how you can own your own children’s health business, give me a call at 719.439.0142.

The following articles was used as source material for this blog:
The Baby Center Editorial Team, “Is it true that kids in daycare get sick more often than kids that stay home?” Baby Center, http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-true-that-kids-in-daycare-get-sick-more-often-than-kid_10323706.bc, accessed on July 19, 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.

Xocai Nuggets Business A Winner

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Xocai Nuggets Business A Winner

Welcome to my Woodland Park home based business blog. Today I want to talk about why Xocai Nuggets is a great direct sales business for anyone in Woodland Park who wants to supplement their income.

It’s simple: Xocai Nuggets is the best product of its kind. In fact, it is the original product of its kind. Xocai Nuggets created a new category in the network marketing world.

Xocai Nuggets is suited perfectly for the direct selling business model because Woodland Park customers can easily understand the value of the product. They don’t need to go home and think about it for a while. New Xocai Nuggets customers immediately see how it can improve their life.

Though Xocai Nuggets is not as inexpensive as lower quality copycat products, my Woodland Park customers understand why it is the best value.

Xocai Nuggets has been around for a while. If you choose the Xocai Nuggets home business opportunity, you don’t have start from scratch. The Xocai Nuggets parent company has been working for several years to create global brand awareness. To learn more about the best Woodland Park business opportunity call me today.

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.

Where Will Your Manitou Springs Home Business Take You?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Where Will Your Manitou Springs Home Business Take You?

Hello! Welcome to today’s Manitou Springs home based business article. When you start a home based business or online store in Manitou Springs, you never know where it may take you.

Do you think Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ever dreamed his small web-based bookstore would grow into the largest online retailer? Bezos started his enterprise in the garage of his home in Bellevue, Washington.

All types of businesses are started in Manitou Springs homes: manufacturing, accounting, day spas, catering, music/dance instruction, personal training, and a whole bunch of online retailers and service providers.

Even during times of economic stagnation, ambitious Manitou Springs entrepreneurs build lucrative businesses from scratch. All of the top earning Denver businesses started somewhere. In many cases that ‘somewhere’ was a garage, spare room, or a laptop on the kitchen counter.

Dream big with the XoBiotic Squares low start-up business opportunity in Manitou Springs.

Elsa Shields
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com
XoBiotic Squares

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.

Fun With Water In Colorado Springs

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Fun With Water In Colorado Springs

Colorado kids enjoy exercise when it is fun and most Colorado Springs kids love playing with water. Here are some fun ideas for kids outdoor water games and activities that can provide exercise and low-cost entertainment on hot days.

Jump Rope with a Twist: Give all participants a full cup of water (keep it safe with plastic cups). All cups need to be the same size. Take turns jumping rope while holding the cups of water. The person who has the most water left in the cup wins.

DIY Water Table: You can buy your kids a water table at any Colorado Springs toy store – there are many in the 80923 zip code area. Or you can make your own, and the possibilities are endless. Start with a large shallow storage container, with or without the lid. Use your imagination to add fun objects: you can put some sand in it, and bury ‘treasures’ like colorful beads, rocks, or pirate coins. You can add funnels, sifters, cars, and trucks. Then add the water, and your creative Colorado Springs kids will do the rest.

Squirt bottles: I love giving young Colorado kids squirt bottles and a small towel. If they’re young enough, they can have fun spraying the car and wiping it clean. They may also enjoy squirting the water on cement, and ‘drawing’ or ‘writing’ with the water. The same may be done if 80923 zip code area parents give children an old large paintbrush to dip in the water, and ‘paint’ the sidewalk.

Have fun, Denver parents, and remember – kids are only young for a brief time – ENJOY it!

I am both an entrepreneur and children’s health advocate in Colorado. If you are looking for a low-fat chocolate snack that kids love, call me today. XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets are two winners that help my kids stay healthy in Denver. You can start your own XoBiotic Squares home based business in Denver. Ask me how!

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.

Geo-Targeting Can Boost Your Colorado Springs Home Business

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Geo-Targeting Can Boost Your Colorado Springs Home BusinessJust because your Denver online business can sell to anyone on the globe, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to appeal to the customer next door. Specifying the markets you are targeting is an effective strategy for Colorado Springs internet business owners.

ListPipe, the corporate blogging authority, explains how localization can help your Colorado Springs home business e-store or blog:

The first reason is to appeal to the search engines for Denver search results. With the popularity and widespread use of mobile devices, search engines have been quick to respond with results based on location.

When you search for ‘haircut’, for example, Google assumes you want to know where there are salons near your actual Colorado location. Some devices provide an exact GPS coordinate for pinpoint accuracy. Others identify your general location from the receivers, routers, and other hardware through which your device is communicating.

Colorado Springs home business bloggers that include specific geo-locations will be more likely to show up in Denver area search results.

Another important reason for Colorado Springs entrepreneurs to get local with their content is to generate a connection with your Colorado Springs and Monument customers. While it’s always important to talk about the value of your products, you can add blurbs about a popular Denver sports team, current Colorado event, or unique local culture. This personalizes your Colorado Springs home business blog posts and boosts your popularity. Most Colorado folks love where they live and have a connection to other people in their Denver community. Let your audience know that you are one of them.

Now here’s the trick: make your content relevant to your business objectives. You can’t just mention the local sports team or a current event without tying it to your business in some way. Otherwise, you appear to ramble or pander inexplicably to your online business blog visitors.

I am health consultant Elsa Shields. I coach new Colorado Springs internet business entrepreneurs and help them sell their products and services on the online marketplace. I use a variety of methods to market my XoBiotic Squares business and recruit distributors to my XoBiotic Squares direct sales network. Let me help you succeed: call 719.439.0142 today!


health consultant Elsa Shields   Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
Your source for XoBiotic Squares
   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.

Safest Cars For Woodland Park Families

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Safest Cars For Woodland Park                  Families

Hello Woodland Park parents! Welcome to my Denver children’s health blog. I am an advocate for improved health and safety for Woodland Park kids. I also sell an exceptional nutritional product called XoBiotic Squares. If you would like to learn more about one of the best snacks for kids, call me today at 719.439.0142.

I like lists, they are short and to-the-point. Every once in a while I run across a ‘Top Five’ or ‘Top Ten’ article such as: ‘The Ten Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Woodland Park ,’ ‘The Top Five Nutritional Kids Foods,’ or ‘The Five Best Family Attractions in the Denver Area.’

I recently read an article on Forbes.com that lists the safest cars of the year1. Here are three that caught my eye with my comments thrown in:

1) The Tesla Model S four-door electric sedan. (I’ve never heard of this car but the makers claim it will go ‘300 zero-emission miles on one charge.’1 That’s a lot of trips to your closest Woodland Park grocery store with no adverse environmental impact!)
2) BMW Five Series. (This isn’t your ordinary Woodland Park kid hauler but it sure is pretty.)
3) Chevrolet Cruze. (This small sedan has the most budget-friendly MSRP of $16,275.)

As Denver parents, our children’s’ health and safety should be our top priority. When it comes time to buy a new family car in Woodland Park , remember to check the safety ratings.

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

1Hannah Elliot, ‘The Safest Cars of 2011,’ January 17, 2011, Forbes.com, http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/15/safest-cars-2011-business-autos.html, accessed on December 8, 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.

Artificial Sweeteners And Your Monument Child

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Artificial Sweeteners And Your Monument Child When Monument parents try to limit sugar in their children’s diets, they often turn to sugar substitutes. There are dozens of sweetening options available.

NutraSweet, Splenda, Equal, Sweet’N Low, Xylitol, Sorbitol, highly refined Stevia (Truvia, Pure Via) possible benefits:
May help kid’s consume fewer calories
Doesn’t contribute to tooth decay
Generally safe for Monument children with diabetes (check with your doctor)

Don’t overdo it. Some Monument children experience diarrhea and other intestinal problems if they consume artificial sweeteners. If your Denver child is trying it for the first time, go easy until you know how they react to it.

Many people believe artificial sweeteners cause cancer, contribute to weight gain, and cause health problems. Talk to your Monument pediatrician for children’s nutritional guidance.

To improve your child’s nutrition, ask me about Xocai Nuggets today by calling 719.439.0142. It’s a hit with children all over Colorado and I am sure your kids will love it also!


Information from this article was taken from: ‘Artificial Sweeteners: Understanding These and Other Sugar Substitutes, Mayo Clinic, Oct. 9, 2010, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/artificial-sweeteners/MY00073, July 2, 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.

Colorado Springs Teens At Risk For Eating Disorders

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Colorado Springs Teens At Risk For Eating Disorders

Hello! Welcome to the Colorado Springs children’s health blog. I am health consultant Elsa Shields. At this site, I publish information on nutrition and health issues that affect Colorado Springs children and families. My goal is to improve the state of children’s health in the Denver area.

Despite decades of increased awareness in Denver about the dangers of a distorted body image and extreme dieting, eating disorders are still a serious problem.

A recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study revealed disturbing facts about eating disorders among children.1 According to the report, 0.5 percent of teenage girls in the country are estimated to have anorexia. The bulimia rate among adolescent girls is estimated at more than double that at 1 to 2 percent. Though anorexia and bulimia are usually thought of as a problem for adolescents, Colorado Springs parents should be aware that even young Denver children are at risk, as well as males, though the rates are lower.

Colorado pediatricians can help Colorado Springs parents with children affected by an eating disorder. The AAP recommends a combination approach for the treatment of eating disorders in children. Treatment plans usually include nutritional guidance and psychiatric counseling along with the appropriate medical care.

For information about my Denver wellness business, call me today!

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

1‘News Highlights,’ American Academy of Pediatrics, November, 22, 2010, http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/november2910studies.htm, accessed on Oct 14, 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.