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When Should My Child Visit Our Alameda Dentist?

When Should My Child Visit Our Alameda Dentist?

Many parents in the Orinda 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 Albany, Alameda, and Canyon 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 California kid’s life, dental visits are essential.

In these early visits, Orinda 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 Derrick Winkel and I want to help Alameda 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 Alameda home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. 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.

Keep your kids healthy, Orinda!

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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 Offices: Small Is Beautiful

Alameda Home Offices: Small Is Beautiful Years ago, I remember hearing about an entrepreneur who ran a multi-million dollar construction company from her studio apartment, using a small closet as an office. Of course this was only the administrative headquarters, the heavy equipment was kept elsewhere.

I was impressed by this thrifty home business owner who said she had no plans to rent space and increase her operating costs as her company grew: she loved her little closet office and made it work.

My fellow Xocai XoBiotic Squares home based business owners enjoy the benefits of operating their own business from their Orinda home: unlimited income potential, flexibility, and being their own boss. Some new team members recruited from the corporate world are initially skeptical about being able to run their business from a small home or apartment. Today’s article is about working in a small home office.

Think of yourself as an astronaut in a cockpit with all the controls at your fingertips. How is a cockpit organized? There are buttons and switches on every level, but all accessible.

  • Get a desk that fits your space. Corner desks can free up space not ordinarily used.
  • Office chairs with rollers let you easily access items within arm’s reach without having to stand up.
  • Shelves, shelves, shelves! Use all that prime vertical real estate on your walls.
  • Get a paper shredder and use it.

A paper shredder takes up some room but frees up space previously populated by papers you don’t need anymore. For example, invoices or sales orders that have been entered electronically. Some super-organized Xocai XoBiotic Squares team members regular schedule paper-shredding into their weekly agenda.

One drawback of home offices is the difficulty of holding meetings. It is hard to remain professional when inviting a client to your home office that doubles as a laundry room. You can solve this by holding large business meetings in rented Orinda conference rooms. Small meetings can be held over lunch or breakfast in business-friendly Alameda restaurants. (Check for internet access before scheduling.)

Before you head out to your nearest Alameda Office Max to buy a rolling chair, desk, or shelf unit, take measurements of your space. This may save you a trip to return an item that doesn’t fit.

I am Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel. Working at home running my Xobiotic Squares online business lets me work and play everyday. If you are stuck in the 9-5 lifestyle, let’s talk. My Xobiotic Squares team is currently seeking serious Alameda entrepreneurs. -See ya

Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California 94501
801.437.5984 69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
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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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The Feel-Good Connection In Alameda

Best way to relieve stress in Alameda

Can state-of-the art Xophoria really help improve mental focus, relieve stress and enhance mood for Alameda residents?

1. Xophoria’s active cacao compounds are encapsulated into exclusive lipid structures called “Theospheres.”
2. Theospheres penetrate the layers of the skin, where they release cacao’s active compounds to bind with skin cell receptor sites.
3. This triggers the skin cells to release neurotransmitters called endorphins, which are “feel good/pleasure” chemicals also produced in the brain. Endorphins also travel to other organ systems and can “de-stress” or relax your skin, muscles and immune system. This is fantastic news for busy, stressed-out Alameda and Alameda men and woman.

Theospheres deliver cacao active compounds to skin. Active compounds bind to receptor sites, releasing neurotransmitters/endorphins. Endorphins travel to the brain, producing “feel-good” effects to the brain “Xophoria unlocks the natural skin-enhancing benefits of cacao and other nutrients to help you look great and feel even better!” — Dr. Gordon Pedersen, ND Board-Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine

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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Food Safety Tips For Alameda Parents

Canyon Kids Health

Parents in the Orinda and Albany area who want to give their children proper nutrition usually start by buying more fresh, unprocessed food. This is always a step in the right direction for your children’s health, but you should be aware of how long these foods stay fresh and safe to eat.

After picking up produce at your local Canyon or Alameda grocery store, make sure you know the best way to store the various types of fruits and vegetables that your family enjoys.

Check the expiration dates on your dairy products. Store them in the coolest parts of your fridge, never in the door. It’s also a good idea to keep a cooler bag in your car so you can keep these items cool as you drive home from your Albany grocer or Orinda area farmer’s market.

Be sure to rinse all produce well before eating. Meat should also be kept cold until you are ready to cook it. It should be kept in the fridge and used within 2 or 3 days. Cooked meat should be kept no longer than 4 days in the fridge. If your kids like healthy leftovers that include meat, make sure you eat them within the next day or two, or freeze for later use.

Fresh food is usually far more nutritious than pre-packaged convenience items, so don’t be afraid of fresh food. Making a meal plan before you shop helps ensure that you will use all of the fresh ingredients before they go bad.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about kids health in Canyon. I own a fantastic Alameda home based business that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at 801.437.5984. We can discuss the children’s health issues that are important to me, such as childhood obesity and immunizations. Contact me today!


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

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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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“Orinda Injuries: Get The Ice, Fast!”

Orinda Injuries Get The Ice Fast!

If your Orinda kids are active on the field, the court, or in your own backyard, chances are you have dealt with many bumps, bruises, and sprains. Prompt medical care can make all the difference when it comes to how quickly an injury heals.

Despite medical advancements, when it comes to a sprain, strain, break, or bruise, the best way to reduce pain and swelling is the same as when you were a kid: apply ice.

For the best DIY ice bag, fill a zip-top bag with ice cubes or crushed ice and a little water. The liquid will help the bag conform to the body and distribute the cold evenly. You can also use the frozen peas trick, which does essentially the same thing.

Don’t apply the bag to bare skin, however. This could cause frostbite or even a burn. Wrap the pack in a thin towel or article of clothing.

Don’t take the ice off too soon. Removing it after just a few minutes, when the skin is cold to the touch, won’t have a lasting effect. Leave ice on the injury until the area goes numb, but not more than 20 minutes. Repeat this once an hour for up to four hours.

Remember to get the ice on as soon as possible. Preventing and reducing inflammation speeds up the healing process. The sooner you get ice on it, the sooner your Orinda child will be back in action.

For more information on children’s health, or to learn about Xocai XoBiotic Squares, a nutritious snack, contact me today!

Derrick Winkel, Antioxidant Cacao Advocate
http://derrickwinkel.com/products/
801.437.5984
69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com

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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 Skin for Alameda Kids

Healthy Skin for Alameda Kids

Hi! Welcome to my Alameda children’s health blog. Today’s topic is ‘Healthy Skin for Alameda Children.’

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s easy to take for granted all that our skin does for us. It is our first defense against germs, it regulates body temperature, it gives us the sense of touch, and so much more. This organ is always hard at work and parents in the Orinda area need to be sure it’s working well for their children.

A common skin problem in our California climate is simple irritation. Irritated skin is more likely to crack, which can increase the risk for infection. If your child’s skin is irritated, look around at some of the products in your home that may be causing it. Soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, and other household cleaners all have chemicals and fragrances that can be irritating. Alameda parents can try switching brands or reducing use of these products.

Basic skin care for children should include moisturizing after bathing, using fragrance-free products, and practicing good sun protection. If dry skin is an issue for your child, pick up a humidifier at any Albany, Alameda, or Canyon drugstore and allow it to run in your child’s room while they sleep.

If simple skin irritation can’t be controlled, or if your child develops other skin issues, make sure to take them to your Alameda pediatrician.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help Alameda families raise healthy, happy kids. My Orinda home business sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares. 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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Is Shift Work Making You Sick In California?

Is Shift Work Making You Sick In California?

A big perk of owning your own Albany home based business is having a degree of control over your work schedule. Of course you need to fill your orders and provide attentive and responsive customer service, but you can usually choose when to devote time to these tasks.

Albany entrepreneurs with a healthy work/life balance probably have less stress-induced illnesses than people who are locked into shift work. Swing and graveyard shift workers in Albany are at even greater risk for stress-induced health problems.

In my opinion, flexibility is as valuable as residual income.
The Xocai XoBiotic Squares home business opportunity provides both.

If you would like to know how my Albany Xocai XoBiotic Squares business provides a healthy work/life balance, give me a call or send me an email.

The Xocai XoBiotic Squares opportunity may be your ticket to a healthier life.

Derrick Winkel
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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Welcome To My Alameda Home-Based Business Blog

Welcome To My Alameda Home-Based Business Blog

Hello! Welcome to the Alameda home based business blog. This site contains articles about home based businesses and other self-employment opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics including:

The best Alameda home based businesses
Advice for first time business owners
How to use technology to advertise your home based business
Expanding your direct sales network in Alameda, California
SEO tips for your online business
Managing your online store
Quality customer service

Hundreds of Orinda entrepreneurs have home businesses of all sizes. They range from one man or woman shops to large organizations with dozens of employees or independent contractors.

If you are a home based business owner in Alameda, we invite you to visit us often. If you would like to learn about the Orinda Xocai XoBiotic Squares opportunity, contact me today. You can email me at 69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com or call me at 801.437.5984 to set up a meeting.

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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Hot Chocolate Is The Market To Watch In Orinda

Canyon Home Business All over the world, chocolate is a consistent best-seller. Alameda food trends come and go, but Canyon chocolate sales just grow and grow. In my lifetime, I’ve seen the following Orinda food trends boom and fizzle: frozen yogurt, designer cupcakes, panini sandwiches, bagels, Jelly Bellys, and juice bars.

It seems like there is a new Alameda pizza trend every month. How many different ways can you combine cheese, meat, sauce, and crust?

Chocolate, however, is a staple like bread, eggs, and milk. There are, of course, trends within the Alameda chocolate world. Some, like chocolate fountains, chocolate-covered pretzels, and chocolate covered strawberries, are still going strong. Others are losing steam; like chocolate-covered bacon, for example (did it ever have any steam, to begin with?).

How many global industries have such a loyal following? Even Coke and Pepsi are losing sales because of competition from energy and juice drinks. Starbucks seemed to be taking over the world in the nineties but has closed thousands of stores in the past few years.

Clearly, chocolate is a sure investment, but here’s the clincher; there is a high-antioxidant, low-fat chocolate that chocolate lovers can eat to promote health and well-being. Though it sounds too good to be true, Xocai Healthy Chocolate is that revolutionary chocolate incarnation that health-conscious Alameda chocolate junkies have only dreamed about.

Not everyone who eats chocolate cares about the health risks of traditionally-processed chocolate. However, there are thousands of Orinda people who are concerned about one or more of the following: oxidative cell damage, the heart consequences of a diet high in saturated fat, the evils of refined sugar, and the dangers of a weak immune system. As Albany boomers age, more and more are cleaning up their act.

When I tell my Alameda Xocai prospects that they can continue to eat chocolate everyday if it is Xocai healthy chocolate, they order without skipping a beat. (I am, of course, their new best friend.) MXI President Jeanette Brooks says that the Xocai philosophy is simple: replace the bad with the good.

That’s the Xocai antioxidant chocolate business plan in a nutshell; replace the bad with the good. If you want to be part of a world-class organization in a recession-proof industry, call me today.

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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