Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Watch The Salt, Orinda Parents!”

Low Sodium Snack Orinda

It’s true for Orinda parents and children alike: the more sodium you eat, the more likely you are to develop high blood pressure. But for California children and teenagers who are overweight, the warning is even more dire.

High blood pressure in childhood usually means a person will also have high blood pressure as an adult, and this can lead to a heightened risk for stroke and heart disease. Every parent in the Alameda area who is concerned with children’s nutrition should know some basics about lowering sodium intake.

There is a lot of sodium found in processed foods, restaurant foods, and packaged foods. In fact, this is where most Canyon, Alameda, and Albany kids get their sodium, as opposed to getting it from the salt shaker.

Better options for your child’s health are fresh, minimally processed foods and home-cooked meals. Make fruits and veggies available for snacking and get everyone hooked on water as their go-to drink.

Hi, I’m Derrick Winkel and I am very interested in kids health in Canyon. I am the owner of a Orinda area home business that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/products/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

I hope to talk with you soon.

Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California 94501
801.437.5984
69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xobiotic Squares
Xocai XoBiotic Squares


The following online article was used for this post:
Salynn Boyles, “Salt in Kids’ Diets Linked to High Blood Pressure,” WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/news/20120916/salt-kids-diets-high-blood-pressure, accessed on Nov. 8, 2012.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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Planning For Hospital Emergencies In Orinda

Planning For Hospital Emergencies In Orinda

Alameda 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 Alameda 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 Albany, Alameda, or Canyon 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 Orinda 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 Derrick Winkel and I am very interested in kids health in Canyon. I am the owner of a Orinda area home business that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

If you would like to discuss Xocai XoBiotic Squares or an at-home business opportunity, contact me at 801.437.5984 or visit me on the web at http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Remember Alameda 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.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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Organic Best For Orinda Kids

Organic Best For Orinda Kids

Food labels can be confusing for Orinda 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.

Orinda 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. Orinda 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 XoBiotic Squares today!

Derrick Winkel
http://derrickwinkel.com/products/
801.437.5984
69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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MXI Corp Announces: ‘XoPhoria’

New Anti Aging Product In Orinda

When it comes to anti aging skin care, Orinda women naturally tend to focus most of their attention on their faces. In fact, in 2008 it was reported that 97% (98% in 2006) of female anti aging beauty care purchases are for facial skin care products. But what about the rest of you? Skin you reveal on your hands, chest and legs can give away your age if you’re not careful — no matter how much attention you give to your face. Areas that receive the most incidental UV exposure, like the hands and the décolletage, are very sensitive to the aging process. So when it comes to mighty anti aging skin care in Orinda, love the skin you’re in.

UPDATE: In 2000, one of the great scientific achievements occurred when the sequencing of the human genome revealed the entire genetic blueprint. That discovery led cutting edge skin care Beauty Scientists to explore how skin-related genes function and, more importantly, respond to aging and environmental stress at the molecular level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Project

Most Orinda folks probably know that stress actually causes a physiological reaction in your body that results in the production of cortisol, known by scientists as ‘the stress hormone.’ Cortisol causes inflammation in the organs of your body, including the skin. That’s right. It’s not a typo. Your skin is an organ! And just like other organs, it can become inflamed. The result? Inflamed pores clog more easily. Inflamed collagen can result in wrinkles. Other signs of skin inflammation include itchiness, dryness and acne. The fact of the matter is that Orinda men and women wear their stress on their skin. The question is, what can be done about it?

Orinda residents: address your stress. Don’t ignore it!

Learn to identify feelings associated with stress so you can self-soothe through coping strategies such as deep breathing, exercising, meditation or yoga. Carve out time for yourself to minimize tension. Relax in a luxurious bath or shower. Get a massage at a plush Orinda day spa. Unclench your jaw. And, of course, take care of your skin—keep it hydrated by moisturizing morning and night. Remember, to get maximum benefits from your moisturizer, apply it to damp skin.

What are peptides and do they matter? Scientifically speaking, peptides are tiny fragments of protein molecules: short chains of amino acids that naturally occur in the skin. Practically speaking, peptides are a growing trend in anti aging skin care! What do peptides do? Peptides promote the natural production of collagen and elastin, both of which plump the skin and give it elasticity. And both of which decline as we age. In skin care products, mighty peptides can work together with glycerin to enhance the stratum corneum to increase hydration which in turn, assists in the natural production of collagen. Not surprisingly, the use of peptides in mighty commercial products sold in California has significantly risen in recent years. Another peptide getting its fair share of attention is pal-KT. Expect to see more from peptides in the future.

Skin tone actually plays a role in how old—or young—you look. How do we know that? Notable Scientists used digital photos of real women to create 3D images of faces with a variety of skin tone patterns. These successful scientists removed all other age-defining features such as facial furrows, lines and wrinkles. Then, over 400 subjects were asked to view the faces, guess the age, and rate them for how healthy they looked and how attractive they appeared. The faces with the most even skin tone, or most uniform color distribution, were not only judged to be younger but they also received significantly higher ratings for attractiveness and looking healthy. So if you are a Alameda man or woman with younger-looking skin on your mind, skin tone should be too.

As you age, your skin does, as well. Not exactly rocket science. Or is it? Every time your skin is exposed to a change in its environment (for example, you scrape it, go out on a sunny day in Orinda or even apply moisturizer), the cells in your skin respond by turning on and turning off thousands of different genes at the same time. Using scientific advances that have recently emerged from the Human Genome Project, skin scientists are beginning to gain a deeper understanding of the genes involved in the skin aging process. Meet the gene chip. No bigger than the size of your thumbnail, the gene chip can measure the signals sent out by thousands of genes at a time. Using gene chips, skin scientists are in the process of identifying the genes that play a role in maintaining your skin, as well as how the signals or messages sent out by genes change as your skin begins to age.

Scientists watch and learn. By comparing the genetic composition of the skin of younger and older women, scientists have observed the ups and downs of genes related to inflammation, pigmentation, collagen breakdown, hydration, antioxidant response and lipid synthesis over time. The benefits for Orinda residents: Ingredients for anti aging. Scientists have determined that a strong moisture barrier in the top layer of your skin is key for maximum inner skin performance and have identified (and are continuing to identify) ingredients that hydrate to improve skin’s appearance.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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Fun Family Business In Orinda

Fun Family Business In Orinda Remember the days in Alameda when family businesses were everywhere? Did you ever visit a small grocery store where Mom, Dad, and kids worked together to stock shelves, sell product, and sweep the floor? Seasonal fruit stands, restaurants, handicraft boutiques, and dry cleaning establishments also attracted enterprising families in the Orinda area. You don’t see as many family businesses these days.

I have a large Xocai XoBiotic Squares network where the family business is alive and well.

Many of my affiliates have turned their Xocai XoBiotic Squares organizations into family businesses. They utilize all of their family members’ talents: website management, order processing, online marketing, and customer service. Running an MLM is a great way to help kids develop a good work ethic and learn business skills.

Even if you operate it on your own, your Xocai XoBiotic Squares business can certainly benefit your family. My family is happier since I became a Xobiotic Squares business owner in Orinda. When my network grew large enough for me to quit my day job, my spouse and kids celebrated. We spend a lot more time together doing the things we love.

It is a great time to start a family friendly career with Xocai XoBiotic Squares. Join my team today to enjoy the home business lifestyle. I can be reached at 801.437.5984 or 69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com.

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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Fun Peanut Butter Snacks For Orinda Kids

Fun Peanut Butter Snacks For Orinda Kids

Healthy, growing children need to snack between meals for proper nutrition. Most Alameda parents have probably had the experience of forgetting an afternoon snack. What happens? Kids finally notice they’re hungry about an hour before dinner, and boy is it hard to wait!

A great snack ingredient is peanut butter. It is an inexpensive source of protein and calories and gives Alameda children the nutrients they need to grow and to stay healthy.

Here are some great healthy snack ideas using peanut butter for Alameda and Canyon kids.

Peanut Butter Banana Pops

Bananas, cut in half width-wise
Popsicle sticks
Peanut butter
Chopped nuts, sprinkles, or other topping

Take the popsicle sticks and push them carefully into the cut bananas. Spread peanut butter over the bananas and roll in nuts or other topping. Freeze. Enjoy.

Peanut Butter Balls

This is the kind of recipe you can’t really mess up, and the portions are approximate.

about 1 cup of peanut butter
a few tablespoons of honey (2-3)
a few tablespoons of instant dry milk

Mix everything together until it forms a large ball. Pinch off small pieces of dough, and roll into ball shapes. Store in the refrigerator, and pull them out at snack time.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am concerned about issues such as vaccinations and childhood obesity in Albany. I am the owner of a Alameda home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/products/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In <~OfficeCity~

Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Alameda

Welcome to my Orinda children’s health blog. My fifth grader’s elementary teacher recently sent home a note encouraging good homework habits for all of her Alameda students. The note included this suggestion: ‘Eat a healthy snack before sitting down to study.’

My kids and I sat down to brainstorm some healthy snacks they could eat before beginning their homework each afternoon. After compiling our list we headed to our favorite Orinda grocery store to stock up on after-school snacks.

Here are my kids top ten healthy homework snacks!

Frozen grapes (or other favorite fruit)
String cheese
Fruit leather
Dried apricots
Nuts
Hummus with veggies
Yogurt
Celery dipped in peanut butter
Fruit smoothies
Popcorn

Orinda kids can focus better when they have healthy snacks handy. Another important thing to remember is that kids are more likely to eat healthy snacks if they can choose their favorites. I am a local Xobiotic Squares representative and an advocate for children’s health in California. To learn more about healthy snacking, contact me today at 801.437.5984 or 69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com.

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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How Healthy Is Your Orinda Community?

How Healthy Is Your Orinda Community? Hello Orinda residents! Welcome to my children’s health blog, Orinda edition. I came across an interesting article in Children’s Health Magazine that got me thinking about children’s health factors in Orinda.

Have you considered how your California community influences your child’s health? In a recent study, independent experts compiled statistics on more than 30 factors that are important to a child’s development including: crime and safety, education, economics, housing, education, cultural attractions, and health.1

Burlington, Vermont came out on top, receiving high marks in all areas of study. Burlington has the fewest fast food restaurants per capita and experts believe this is linked to the low rate of obesity. Clearly, the rate of obesity in Canyon and Alameda is partially due to the ready availability of Big Macs and Whoppers.

While moving to Burlington isn’t necessary for your Orinda child to thrive, ask yourself how your own California neighborhood ranks. If you think it could improve, attend Orinda city meetings or make changes within your own home.

You could encourage more participation in sports, start a crime-preventing Orinda neighborhood watch group, cook as a family, or seek out Canyon museums and Alameda cultural events. Whatever you choose, your children will reap the health benefits of your efforts.

If you want to improve your Orinda child’s nutrition, contact me today to learn about a nutritional supplement packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California zip code 94501
801.437.5984 69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xobiotic Squares

1Jaclyn Colletti, Joel Weber, ‘The 100 Best Places To Raise Kids,’ Children’s Health, Oct. 20, 2009, http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33385798/ns/today-parenting/t/best-places-raise-kids/#.Tnjjb7_H5, accessed on July 6, 2011.

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xobiotic Squares home-based business in the Orinda area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xobiotic Squares business in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, or Albany.

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