Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Sunscreen Recommendations For Alameda Infants

New Sunscreen Recommendations For Alameda Infants Babies love to be outdoors on a sunny Orinda day, but a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that changes in the skin that lead to skin cancer may actually occur in a person’s first year. However, sunscreen is not recommended for Alameda children under six months of age. What’s a parent to do?

Orinda parents should be aware that infants have a much higher body surface to volume ratio than adults. Because of this, babies absorb much more of the chemicals in the sunscreen.

In addition, younger babies don’t sweat as efficiently as those older, so they are at greater risk of becoming dehydrated, and sunscreen can impair effective cooling by perspiration.

Orinda parents should dress infants in protective clothing and hats and keep them in the shade. If needed, a little sunscreen can be used on the face and hands, where sunburns often occur in young Orinda children.

I am an independent Xobiotic Squares consultant based in Alameda. If you are interested in learning about nutritional products for your Orinda family, contact me today.

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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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Dehydration Can Trigger Tantrums In Alameda

Dehydration Can Trigger Tantrums In Alameda

Most Alameda parents have experienced a tantrum or meltdown with their children. My kids usually lose it when they are hungry or need a nap. Some kids flip out if their routine is altered. My Orinda co-worker claims her kids get crazy when there is a full moon.

Lack of sleep and low blood sugar are the usual suspects causing irritability in my Orinda child, but a new study in the Journal of Nutrition points the finger at another culprit.1 Dehydration seems to lead to a low mood in healthy women. The study only included young women, but I did a little experiment on my own kids and noticed when they were mildly dehydrated they were fatigued and irritable.

Alameda kids need nutritious food and plenty of water to help maintain good physical and mental health.
I am Derrick Winkel and I am an advocate for children’s health in California. To learn more about Orinda children’s nutrition and Xocai XoBiotic Squares contact me today!

Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California 94501
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1Lawrence E. Armstrong, Matthew S. Ganio, Douglas J. Casa, Elaine C. Lee, Brendon P. McDermott, Jennifer F. Klau, Liliana Jimenez, Laurent Le Bellego, Emmanuel Chevillotte, and Harris R. Lieberman ‘Mild Dehydration Affects Mood in Healthy Young Women,’ The Journal of Nutrition, December 21, 2011. http://jn.nutrition.org/search?fulltext=dehydration+mood&submit=yes&x=0&y=0, accessed on February 3, 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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Alameda Home Based Business Success

Alameda Home Based Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business from your Orinda area home? Here are some tips to help you achieve success:

Veteran California entrepreneurs find it helpful to designate an area in their home to be used specifically for work. This helps reduce interruptions, especially when a separate room is used.

If you don’t have a separate room, try using furniture to create a physical barrier from the other living space.

Sticking to a schedule and creating set work hours is also important when trying to earn passive income from home. Just because your office is at your Alameda or Canyon home doesn’t mean you need to think about work all of the time. Make sure that when you’ve done your work for the day, leave it in the home office and focus on your family and your home life.

I’m Derrick Winkel and I love selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares from my Alameda home. One way that I have achieved home based business success is to find opportunities to have face-to-face meetings away from home with customers and colleagues. Attending networking groups with other people who work from home is a great way to share ideas and enhance the social aspect of home business work.

If you are in the Canyon, Alameda, or Albany area and are interested in a fantastic home business opportunity, give me a call.

Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
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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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“Healthy Chocolate, Healthy Business in Alameda”

Weight-Loss Chocolate The ancient Mayans were probably the earliest group to cultivate the cacao tree. The seeds from the pods of this tree, ‘cacao beans’, were so valuable they were used as currency in many of the pre-Colombian societies in the New World.

I am Derrick Winkel and I can certainly understand why the cacao bean was so valuable to those early civilizations. I value the cacao bean wholeheartedly and the many delicious and nutritious foods for which it is used. I am an independent distributor of Xocai healthy chocolate in Alameda and Alameda. I am enjoying building my Xocai antioxidant chocolate business in the Orinda area.

While Xocai’s chocolate products taste like swanky designer chocolates, calling them ‘candy’ is a bit misleading. MXI, the makers of Xocai antioxidant chocolate use pure, unadulterated cacao, just as the Mayans and Aztecs. Xocai healthy chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. It is not only delicious; it is extremely beneficial for your health.

The Alameda healthy chocolate market is growing steadily as Alameda chocolate lovers replace their bad chocolate with Xocai (good) chocolate. The Xocai dark chocolate products popular in Orinda include Xocai XE energy drink, Xocai Powerhouse cookies, and sipping Xocolate. My most successful Xocai product is Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

Talk about a product that literally sells itself! Xocai use to be an MLM secret but is steadily gaining enthusiastic converts who recognize a lucrative opportunity profiting from a recession-proof product and unlimited market.

Interested? We need to talk. Call me today @ 801.437.5984. You can start building your healthy chocolate business immediately.

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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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Lose Weight in Alameda with Chocolate

Alameda Xocai Review Hi, this is Derrick Winkel of Alameda with news about Xocai’s X-ProteinMeal Replacement Shake. In the successful Canyon Xocai weight loss pilot study, participants replaced 2 meals daily with the X-ProteinMeal Replacement Shake.

The X-ProteinMeal is Orinda’s first cacao-based, high-antioxidant, high-flavonoid, high-protein meal replacement. Instead of telling you only what Alameda Xocai has to say about the X-Protein Shake, let’s see what some non-affiliated organizations say about the key ingredients:

Cacaoweb says:

“Cocoa beans contain polyphenols with antioxidant properties which are health beneficial. Flavonoids also reduce the blood’s ability to clot and thus reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks.”

Cleveland Clinic says:

“Flavonoids help protect plants by shielding them from environmental toxins and helping repair damage. When we consume plant-based foods rich in flavonoids, it appears that we also benefit from this ‘antioxidant’ power. Antioxidants are believed to help the body’s cells resist damage caused by free radicals. When the body lacks adequate levels of antioxidants, damage from free radicals occurs and leads to increases in LDL (‘bad’)-cholesterol oxidation (oxidized LDL-cholesterol hurts the arteries) and plaque formation on the walls of the arteries.”

Though some Albany folks think of Xocai chocolate as an MLM scam, there are plenty of Canyon and Alameda dieters who are losing weight with the Xocai chocolate diet.

If you would like to learn more about Xocai weight-loss chocolate, join me at my next understanding Xocai review. Call me at 801.437.5984 for the date, time, and location.

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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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Health Benefits of Alameda…Dirt!

Health Benefits of Alameda Dirt!

Most Alameda 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 Alameda 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 Alameda – digging, pulling weeds, harvesting vegetables – exposes California 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 Alameda 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 Alameda neighbors hear you yell: ‘Kids, go outside and get dirty!’

Albany, Alameda, and Canyon 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 Derrick Winkel and I want to help Alameda families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Albany concern me. I am the owner of a Orinda area home business that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

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 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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Xophoria Anti-Aging Gel Cleanser Available In Alameda

Feel Good Face Cream Alameda

Unlike most cleansing products used in Alameda that contain harsh agents that strip the skin of its natural lipid layers, Xophoria Anti-Aging Gel Cleanser contains mild cleansing agents that preserve the skin’s lipid protection and open up the pores of the skin to receive critical nutrients for deeper absorption.

Features & Benefits For Alameda:
• Clear, water-based formula delivers gentle cleansing agents that retain skin’s natural lipid layers and optimal pH balance
• Optimal pH that allows mantle of skin to function and repair
• Opens up pores for cleansing and removal of impurities
• Delivers cacao and other nutrients to nourish, fortify and restore

You Can See The Clean! The exclusive Xophoria Anti-Aging Gel Cleanser has a unique application process that allows you to see when it’s cleansing: As the pinnacle of the Xophoria system, Xophoria Anti-Aging Cream is the result of advanced science of isolating the essence of the cacao bean. Xophoria Anti-Aging Cream delivers to Canyon men and women all the natural goodness of cacao to protect the skin and preserve its natural beauty.

Features & Benefits For Alameda:
• Not only helps Orinda residents look beautiful, but also feel beautiful
• First and only Neuro-cosmetic to stimulate “feel-good” endorphins in skin
• Provides maximum absorption and moisture to the skin
• Light, non-greasy application for soft, smooth, pleasurable feel
Improve uneven skin tone and radiance

DISCLAIMER Copyright 2013 MXI Corp./Sound Concepts All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, or translated into any language in any form by any means without the written permission of Sound Concepts. Information herein is NOT intended to be taken as medical advice. No therapeutic or medical claims are either implied or made. DO NOT ALTER ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT, OR THE USE OF MEDICATIONS, WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF YOUR MEDICAL CARE PROVIDER. FDA regulations prohibit the use of therapeutic or medical claims in conjunction with the sale of any product not approved by the FDA.

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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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Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Albany

Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Albany

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

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

Albany 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 Orinda 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 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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Your Alameda Pediatrician Knows More Than Your Health App

Your Alameda Pediatrician Knows More Than Your Health App

Hello Alameda parents! How many times have you discovered a bumpy rash or discolored skin on your child and then consulted online sites to discover what it may be? Maybe your toddler has loose stools every time he eats wheat and after scouring all the web articles about bowel movements you decide he has a gluten intolerance. Or maybe your California teen has been experiencing headaches so you consult the latest health app on your smart phone.


My name is Derrick Winkel and I am a local Xobiotic Squares representative based in Alameda. One of my passions is advocating for children’s health in Alameda, California.

I am concerned about the number of Alameda parents diagnosing their children’s health using technology instead of consulting their California pediatrician. I realize it is very convenient to consult online sources when figuring out what may be ailing your child, but you should always check with your physician as well.

Orinda parents can’t always be sure that the information gleaned from the web or a health app is reputable. Some online advice might even be dangerous and harm your child. I realize if you are reading my Alameda children’s health blog you are doing it online. Don’t get me wrong, there is helpful, user-friendly information regarding your Alameda children’s health, but please let your Orinda doctor do the diagnosing and prescribing.

Thanks for stopping by! For more information about children’s health or Xocai XoBiotic Squares contact me today at 801.437.5984.

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

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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