Thursday, October 21, 2004

Growing Healthy Kids

I orginally posted this on my website (http://www.barefootmerchant.com) under newsletters. I think it is such an important message that I'm sharing it with you today.

Making a Difference In the Future Of Our Families

More U.S. children age 3 – 14 die of cancer than any other disease.
U.S. leads the world in Juvenile diabetes
70% of U.S. children have elevated cholesterol

In 1996 there were more than 1 million American children on a daily dose of Ritalin (Newsweek, March 18, 1996)
Asthma deaths in children ages 5 to 15 more than doubled in the past decade.
As many as 1 in every 3 pregnancies now ends in miscarriage. (Newsweek, Aug. 15 1988)

Childhood obesity has risen more than 54% since the mid 1960’s (Dr. W.H. Dietz, Tufts University School of Medicine)
75% of teen’s diets do not meet even the minimum daily requirements.

99% or Americans are deficient in some critical minerals
At every socio-economic level, more than 50% are malnourished. (USDA Joint Task Force, mid 1980’s)

Does your child have any of these symptoms?
Sick a lot
Hard to wake up
Poor attention span
Can’t focus
Wheezing
Poor school performance
Nosebleeds
Hyperactivity
Dark circles under the eyes
Recurrent ear infections
Frequent colds
Allergies
Stomach aches
Headaches Bed wetting

Dr. Linus Pauling concluded that it is possible to dramatically increase the health, and even the amount of years a child will live. What children are exposed to Environmentally And Nutritionally

Everything that comes in contact with their skin...will eventually (and in many cases immediately) end up in the child’s blood stream. This is true for adults too!

Toxic chemicals enter the brain(confusion, lack of focus, poor memory, headaches, depression, etc.)

Toxic chemicals enter the liver and other organs (can set the stage for cancer, allergies, poor immune system, miscarriage, reproductive problems. Etc.)

Today’s kids are exposed to more toxins than ever before in Air Cleaning chemicals in the home; out-gassing from carpet glue, furniture, synthetic clothing, thousands of chemicals Water

Poor water quality a problem in every state in the U.S.. Water is treated with Flouride and Chlorine. Both are carcinogens and poisons

Food Convenience foods; chemical vitamins, (like Flintstones)

The Air In Our Homes Is Considered To Be One Of The “Top 5 Health Concerns”

According To The EPA

There are poisons in the air in your home; Dangerous Household & Personal Care Products In industry, workers are required to wear special gloves, goggles and even respirators when using some of the exact same products found in just about every home. We use these same chemicals at home with little or not protection or warning.

Many poisonings happen slowly by gradual skin absorption and by daily exposure to toxins in the air in the home. (Nancy S. Green, “Stop Poisoning Our Children”, The Noble Press, 1991)

Poisons from carpet, furniture, plastics, dry cleaning, etc. A baby crawling on the floor breathes the toxin equivalent of 4 cigarettes a day from molds, mildew, fungi, outgasing of carpets, dust mites, etc. (Scientific American)

Why is our water such a concern? Every year at least 255 metric tons of hazardous chemical wastes are dumped into our nation’s environment. These toxic substances find their way to the water table. Many cancer causing chemicals are added to our drinking water to “clean it up”. Chlorine is a special problem. “Research indicates the incidence of cancer is 44% higher among those who use chlorinated water.” Dr. Robert Harris, environmental scientist, White House Advisory Council, 1980

“There is an increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and chlorinated drinking water.” President’s Council on environmental Quality, Dec. 1980

In addition to drinking pure water, make sure your child gets enough water! 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue, and may be the cause of joint and back pain in adults.

Even mild dehydration can trigger fuzzy short term memory, or trouble focusing.

Drinking adequate water daily (your body weight divided by 2 in ounces. 100# person would need 50 ounces daily) decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%; breast cancer by 79%, and bladder cancer by 50%.

Pure water flushes poisons out of our system. It’s the natural answer for thirst. Carbonated Beverages-Cause critically needed calcium to be removed from the body.

Did you know what else “Coke” can be used for?
*To clean corrosion from car battery terminals
*To remove rust spots from chrome bumpers
*To loosen a rusted bolt (apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes)
Did you know that:
-Coke will dissolve a nail in about 4 days
-To carry Coca-Cola syrup concentrate the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material cards reserved for Highly Corrosive Materials.

Today’s Food
Food today isn’t always real food. There are hundreds of chemicals in food (we eat stuff we can’t even pronounce) Lots of soils can’t grow healthy food any more.(we’ve used too many chemicals and mis-managed our soil for too many years)

WAY too much sugar in our diets…. (ooops) (per serving…)
-10 teaspoons in Raisin Bran
-11 teaspoons in strawberry yogurt
-3 teaspoons in tomato soup
-8 teaspoons in Hi C
The primary ingredient in Flintstone’s is sugar.
Some Catsups and Peanut Butters are 25% Sugar. (Now you know why Your Kids like them so much) A kid can easily be eating 2 pounds of sugar every week. (without ever taking the lid off the sugar bowl)

Some “Sugar Facts”
-It depletes the immune system (12 tsp. Of sugar will decrease the immune system’s ability to destroy bacteria by 60%. Start with a breakfast of sugary cereal, a pop tart, and the immune system is already operating below optimum.)

-It depletes the nervous system. Critical vitamins and minerals that are needed for the nervous system are used up as sugar is being processed by the body.

-It increases cholesterol. Raised insulin levels cause LDLs (the bad guys”) to remain highly active, and keep the “good guys” HDL from being used.

-It makes children “Hyper” Insulin levels rise, then drop.(*A drug like effect similar to using “uppers” and “downers”)

Our diet choices are often due to the fact that most of us are in a HURRY!
-Both parents working outside the home
-Not enough time to shop for fresh veggies…no time to cook.
-Kids have soccer practice, piano lessons…..
-Bills to PAY.. people to see…places to GO!!!!

What’s a family to do?

Some suggestions:
Have a family “talk”
Decide on what’s most important
Make small changes
Build on your successes
Delegate jobs; Kids can help with laundry!
Kids can help with the menu planning and grocery shopping.
Pray Together Have fun together
Do your best to create a home that is filled with Love Beauty Gratitude Laughter Forgiveness Respect

Immediately STOP using toxic chemicals in your home!!

Of the – more than – 17,000 chemicals that appear in common household products, only 30% of them have been adequately tested for negative effects on our health.

The FDA cannot review or approve of personal care product ingredients before they are sold to the public.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked over 150 Household chemicals to:
Allergies
Birth defects
Cancer Psychological abnormalities

Some more suggestions: Continue to educate yourself and tell others….

There are healthy solutions to the problems that today'’ families face…
Look for:
-An Air Purification System that will purify the air in your home, effectively reducing molds, bacteria, gases, sub-micron particulates (that conventional filtration cannot remove)

-A Water Purification System that will remove chlorine, flouride and other harmful substances and give you family delicious tasting water. Look for a Reverse Osmosis System to effectively reduce flouride.
Look for
-Healthy and Effective Personal Care Products that have been proven to never harm a living cell.

-Organic Food Supplements from a company that can prove, through scientific research that they are absorbed into the blood stream in the amounts listed on the label. “Non-Natural” or synthetic “vitamins” won’t feed the brain, the immune system, or help build healthy cells

Other suggestions….
-Encourage Good Eating Habits: Fresh Fruits and Veggies every single day
-Daily Exercise! TV OFF during meals – Eat together at the table. Make sure your kids get plenty of sleep!!! (the body grows and heals during sleep) Routine Bedtime and naps are good for everybody!

Adding Food Supplements makes sense for everyone.

Look for..

-The best quality soy protein you can find: Organic, water-washed, living enzyme soy protein powder. Most on the market are alcohol-washed which destroys the living enzymes.

-Organic food supplements, NOT synthetic, drug store or health food store type “vitamins”. The cells of the body must eat FOOD. That’s why a food supplement works so well. Taking synthetic vitamins are like eating a plastic orange.

-Food supplements that are alive with living enzymes. The company must have a process that keeps the food enzymes alive.

Check out Barefoot Products

See why it continues to be the leader in nutritional science for over 50 years.

-In a class by itself; sets the standards for the industry; the leader in technology.
-Products undergo as many as 262 separate quality assurance tests.
-Clinical research conducted on humans: rigorous testing assures safe and effective products. No animal testing
-The Manufacturer Guarantee.

Manufacturer Nutritional Science makes the best Soy Protein, and “bio-available” food supplements. (“Bio-available” means they are absorbed into the blood stream for use by the cells of the body. Like eating fresh organic soy, fruits and veggies.) For Energy and a healthy immune system; for everyone over 12 Daily Vitamin Strip plus Energizing or “Soy Mix” Protein.

Kids get...
Chewable Vitamins or Infant & Toddler + Energizing or Soy Mix Protein or Meal Shakes (an organic milk-based protein)

The Barefoot Products Difference:
Supplements are more balanced and complete* than:
Flintstone’s
Nature’s Plus Love Bites
Twin Labs Animal Friends
Country Life Tall Tree
GNC Solotron Jr.
J & J Sesame Street
Twin Labs Infant Care
Country Life Maxi Baby Care
GNC Super for Infants
Poly Vi Sol with Iron

*Based on the“Safe and Adequate Intake Recommendations for Children ages 4 – 6” by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council.

For extra needs: Optiflora(for healthy colon and immune system)
“Nutrition Boost for the Brain” (a program designed specially for kids with “ADD”)
There’s help for allergies, asthma, ear infection, eczema, colic, flu, infections…

Barefoot Products are the sparkplug!
The power of good nutrition combined with the body’s ability to heal itself.
In addition to adding Barefoot Supplements
Replace toxic products with Barefoot Healthy Home Products.

Manufacturer science gives us many healthy solutions to clean with, to do laundry, to wash dishes with… Healthy products to wash your kids and pets with.

Products In Harmony With Nature

The Barefoot Difference: Products in Harmony With Nature and Good Health Since 1952

Balanced, Safe and Effective Vitamins and Herbs.
Non-toxic cleaners and laundry products
Non-toxic Personal Care products: (toothpaste with natural tooth decay preventative Xylitol) Water Purification Systems
Air Purifier to purify the air in your home.

If all this has made sense to you, you are probably wondering…
What do I do next???
You can…..
-Become a "Member"
-Choose a suggested “Starter Pack”
-Order your products You & your family will begin to have more energy, less illness, and a greater sense of well being as you experience the Difference!
Special Starter Packages
Free Shipping Plus Discounted Membership With Your First Member Order(50 UV point minimum)

Healthy Kids Pack #1 Chewable Vitamin, Acidopholus and Energizing Soy or Mealshake)

Healthy Mom, Dad, and Teen Pack: Basics Daily Strips Plus Soy Protein And Acidopholus

Healthy Home Pack

Look through the Product Guide for more great stuff!

PLUS You will be able to take advantage of individual attention, seminars, meetings, books, literature, tapes, videos, etc.

All designed to help you and your family achieve your optimum health goals.

Most people are already using products like the ones that our manufacturer makes. Household Cleaners, Cosmetics, Skin Care, Vitamins, Diet Products, Herbal Medicines, Laxatives, Calcium, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Sports Drinks, Bottled Water, etc….

As we’ve seen, these types of products from the grocery store, drug store, discount store, etc. contain harmful chemicals.

Ask yourself – are the vitamins you are presently taking giving you the best value for the money you are spending?
Are you saving money on those products because they’re concentrated so that you use less to do more?
Does the store where you purchase them give you a discount or a bonus because you refer your friends to shop there?
“Changing Brands” makes good sense for you and your family. It can save you money and put money back into your pocket also…..

“Change Brands”
-Shop with Barefoot Secret Products
-Use 100 Points per month
-Help others use 100 Points per month.
When you help about 5 families to “Change Brands” your rebate would be around $115.00 - $150.00
When you help 10 – 20 families to “Change Brands” your income would be between $300 and $500

In addition: By working with us to help other families, you will be richly rewarded as you see children, parents, aunts, uncles, teens, grandparents leading healthier, happier lives!

If you are interested in joining us in making the world a better place by sharing the Shaklee “Good News”, Call me at 888-272-6701

To healthy families,

Cindy
Be Barefoot
888-272-6701
http://barefoot.myshaklee.com


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