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Do You Know Your Alameda Child’s BMI?

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Because of widespread health issues such as childhood obesity in Albany, there has been a lot of discussion about BMI or Body Mass Index. However, some parents in the Canyon and Alameda area aren’t quite sure what this number is, what it represents, and why it is important.

Each time you take your child to your Orinda pediatrician for a well child check-up, you are given statistics regarding your child’s growth. BMI is a growth statistic that uses height and weight to estimate a person’s body fat.

BMI can then help Canyon parents and pediatricians know if a child’s weight is appropriate.

If your Alameda area pediatrician does not measure BMI, there are many free calculators on the internet that are easy to use and can give you an accurate measure. Once you have a BMI calculated for your child, it’s a good idea to share this information with your child’s doctor and make any changes that your doctor recommends.

Children with a high BMI are usually instructed to:

Be active for at least 60 minutes each day
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day for proper nutrition
Limit soda
Practice appropriate portion sizes

Healthy kids are happy kids, and I love helping Canyon, Alameda, and Albany parents establish healthy habits. My name is Derrick Winkel and I am the owner of my own Alameda home business that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

If you would like to discuss kid’s health issues such as check-ups and immunizations, or if you would like to know more about Xocai XoBiotic Squares, give me a call at 801.437.5984 or visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/products/.

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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 American Journal Of Bariatric Medicine Reveals Interesting Weight Loss Facts For Alameda California

The American Journal Of Bariatric Medicine Reveals Interesting Weight Loss Facts For Alameda California

The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine recently featured an interesting Xocai Weight Loss Study that is now available online to everyone in Alameda California.

The study is titled Weight Loss Study Using a High Antioxidant Cocoa Meal Replacement & Lifestyle Intervention by Dr. Michael Kennedy and Dr. Steve Warren.

If you live in Alameda California and are interested in reviewing the study, you can find it in volume 26, number two in 2011 on page 11.

I have included a PDF of the Xocai Weight Loss Article if you want to read it. I found it to be quite interesting.

Give me a call in Alameda California or write me if you have questions about this study. I am an independent Xocai distributor in the Alameda California area, and I would be happy to tell you more about how are Xocai chocolate can be a healthy way to enjoy one of your favorite treats without all the added sugar.

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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Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Alameda

Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Alameda

Alameda parents know that reading with children is essential to their academic success and development, but not all storybook sessions are as productive as others in building literacy skills. Albany, Alameda, and Canyon parents don’t need to worry, because a few simple guidelines can help your kids get the most from story time.

Instead of zooming through one picture book after another, take time to pause and allow your child to process the story.

Ask questions like, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘How did that make [the main character] feel?’ Enjoy the artwork and see what your child can infer from the pictures.

Beginning readers can point to each word as you read together. This will help them recognize that letters make up words and words make up sentences and they will get used to punctuation conventions.

Orinda parents may have to work to curb their boredom since kids love repetition and may ask for the same book over and over again. This is normal and healthy for younger kids, but if you have any concerns about their development, you should consult your Alameda pediatrician.

As kids get older you can ask more probing questions such as, ‘What was the most interesting part of the book?’ or ‘What is the setting of the story?’ There are also great opportunities for discussions about problems and solutions as well as themes and morals in almost all stories.

I’m Derrick Winkel and children’s health and development is very important to me. I am the owner of a Alameda home business that 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.

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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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Charming Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly Touts Xocai Energy Drink Xe in his ‘Tip of the Day’ As Most Healthy Beverage For California

Most Watched Fox News Anchor Bill O'Reilly Touts Xe Drink in his 'Tip of the Day' Segment as the Most Healthy Beverage For Alameda California When Bill O’Reilly talks, people from all around Alameda California listen. Recently on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox Television Show, Bill O’Reilly mentioned our revolutionary product Xe Drink.

Xe Drink is what has helped Bill O’Reilly kick his sugary soda pop addiction and it can do the same for you. Xe Drink is the world’s first Healthy Energy Drink (…and it doesn’t taste like battery acid!).

Watch the Xe Drink Informational Video

As the category creator and world leader in healthy chocolate, the true vision of Xocai is to transform and improve individual lives worldwide through it’s exclusive healthy chocolate products.

One such unique product is XoVita, a proprietary high-antioxidant blend of cacao, acai berries and blueberries (an ingredient combination exclusive to Xocai). This proprietary and exclusive high-antioxidant blend is utilized in all of Xocai products and provides a wide-ranging class of nutrients, vitamins and health benefits.

Xocai’s products consistently achieve the highest ORAC* scores in the industry and are among the most flavonoid-rich products available in the Alameda California area. This achievement includes XoVita.

Given the recent attention to antioxidants in the media, medical & nutrition industries, it is important to know how antioxidants affect your health and well-being. Independent studies have shown that antioxidants in foods have the ability to counteract and fight the damaging effects of free radicals in the body. Xe Drink contains a free radical-fighting powerhouse: XoVita.

Click here for the PDF ‘Xe Drink Product Overview and Nutrition‘.

ABOUT BILL O’REILLY
The Factor, with Bill O’Reilly, has been the number one cable news show and is in it’s 12th year running. Drawing over 5 million viewers each evening, Bill O’Reilly leads the ever-growing pack of competitors. In addition to The Factor, Bill O’Reilly maintains a Bill O’Reilly official website, weekly opinion columns to more than 300 newspapers, and many personal appearances.

*ORAC is an antioxidant-measuring standard.

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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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Mobile Apps For Alameda Entrepreneurs

Mobile Apps For Alameda Entrepreneurs As a multitasking Alameda entrepreneur with my own Xobiotic Squares network marketing business, I am always on the lookout for cool time-saving smartphone apps that help me run my small business better. As I was researching another Alameda home business opportunity online yesterday, I noticed an article about amazing iPhone apps.

8 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Small Business Owners, E-Junkie.Info, February 26, 2011, http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html April 3, 2011

Jot Not Scanner Pro
lets your iPhone camera digitally scan multi-page PDF files and save them to MobileMe, Evernote, Dropbox, Box.net or Google Docs.

ScanBizCards captures business cards with your iPhone camera, sorts the details and adds to your contacts application.

Quick Office Connect Suite lets you create, view and edit docs in Microsoft office formats. You can also save docs to Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, MobileMe, Huddle and Sugarsync.

Contractor, Freelancer, Small Business Tax Calculator makes it easy for Alameda home based business owners determine the tax implications for potential business deals of all sizes.

File Magnet uses your wireless connection to access files stored on your personal computer.

Cleverly named ShoeBoxed scans your receipts to organize and track expenses.

FedEx Mobile app lets you check the status of FedEx shipments and create shipping labels on the go.

iPassword Pro is for security-conscious people who can’t remember all their important passwords. (Isn’t that all of us?) This nifty app saves your usernames and passwords in a locked file that can be unlocked with a master password. Keeps data safe even if phone is lost or stolen. With a built-in browser, you can go directly to your desired website after accessing the login info.

Sophisticated voice recognition app Vlingo lets you speak into your phone to accomplish tasks such as emailing, dialing numbers, and searching the web.

These apps are for the iPhone, but similar ones are likely available for other types of phones. The complete article can be found at http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html. (This site is dangerous for budget conscious gadget lovers, visit with caution.)

For more ideas on expanding your Alameda MLM network by working smarter, contact me today.

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

8 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Small Business Owners, E-Junkie.Info, February 26, 2011, http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html April 3, 2011

 

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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 Can Lose Weight With Chocolate!

I want to share this exciting video with my friends in Alameda California because it brings some wonderful news: You can lose weight eating chocolate! It’s true!

In this video you’ll see a Channel 2 News Health Watch report about losing weight with chocolate. Channel 2 interviews Andrew Brooks, the founder of Xocai. Andrew talks about our recent Lifestyle Study in which each participant lost about 6 inches off their waste size!

Dean Miceli, a participant in the Xocai Lifestyle Study, says he has adjusted his target weight DOWN because he believes he can achieve more weight loss using Xocai Meal Replacement Shake; Amazing!

Dark chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants, and with the inclusion of acai, you are getting an incredible amount of antioxidants and nutrition in a great tasting healthy chocolate.

If you are interested in learning more about Xocai healthy dark chocolate, or want to learn how you can lose weight with chocolate, please give me a call; I’ll be happy to share all the great tasting details!

—Derrick Winkel; I love the xocai healthy chocolate!

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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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Three Cheers For The Family Dog In Albany

Three Cheers For The Family Dog In Albany

Albany parents want their children to be safe and healthy. Those of us in the 94501 zip code area spend a good chunk of income on keeping kids healthy: visits to California pediatricians for well-child checkups; buying vitamins and medicines; and making sure they get enough exercise. Here is something that California parents might not have thought of: having man’s (kid’s?) best friend in the home.

A group of Finnish researchers have recently found that parents reported fewer illnesses and less need for antibiotics for their babies where there was a dog in the household.

Benefits were also associated with cats, but not as much as with dogs – and especially dogs that spend much of their time outside.

The researchers are unclear exactly why a pet dog is linked to these health benefits. It could have something to do with the animal itself, or it could be the bacteria and germs they carry, giving just the right amount of exposure to infants to help create healthy intestinal flora and immune system.

Also, most participants in the study who had dogs lived in rural environments, and those without dogs lived in more urban settings, perhaps this has something to do with the study results as well. The Finnish study found the health benefits were evident with early exposure (during the first 12 months of life). On a side note, remember that dogs are not recommended for Albany people with asthma or respiratory issues.

Three cheers for the family dog or cat! (Well maybe just two cheers for cats.)

Thanks for visiting my Albany children’s health blog. Stay healthy, safe, and keep on being the great Orinda parents that our children deserve. To learn about my home based business selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares, an extraordinary healthy snack, call me today.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Daniel J.DeNoon, “Many Babies Healthier in Homes with Dogs”, WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/news/20120709/many-babies-healthier-in-homes-with-dogs, accessed on July 16, 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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4 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Nutrition In Albany

Canyon Kids Health

Parents in the Orinda and Alameda areas are continually looking for ways to improve their children’s health and well-being. Today in the Alameda Kid’s Health Blog, we want to give you four simple ways to do this with children’s nutrition suggestions.

1. Buying healthy snacks for your kids is pretty simple these days. Most Orinda supermarkets are packed with fresh fruit and veggies year-round along with low-fat cheese, nuts, and whole grain crackers. But, as you put those groceries away, remember to consider location, location, location. If your kids can’t find the healthy stuff, they’re not going to eat it. Place fruits at children’s eye-level in the fridge and other healthy snacks at the same height in the pantry.

2. Keep treats treats. When something is given to a child every day (or even two or three times a day!), like candy, it stops being a treat. When it’s time to indulge, make it a special occasion where the family joins in. You could take a trip to one of the great ice cream parlors in Canyon after a family game night, or stop for milkshakes after an afternoon at the park. Just keep the frequency of these outings low enough that each time it happens, it’s still a treat.

3. Speak up to other Orinda parents about what you want offered to your child. As the snack list for soccer games is passed around, suggest specifying what should be included and what shouldn’t (i.e. orange slices good! doughnuts bad!). Chances are, other parents have been hoping someone would clarify the issue and set some healthy standards.

4. Set a good example. If you’re complaining about the veggies in your meal (or if your spouse is) the kids will follow, and then some.

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 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 hear from you soon!

Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California 94501
801.437.5984
69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xobiotic Squares
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 Mega-Meals: Don’t Eat The Whole Thing!

Orinda Mega-Meals: Don't Eat The Whole Thing!

It’s no wonder that many Alameda children and teens struggle with weight issues. What is considered a ‘normal’ food portion has been getting bigger and bigger. In some cases, as with gargantuan Alameda fast food soft drinks and Orinda Costco muffins-on-steroids, it is absolutely ridiculous. And extremely unhealthy.

The findings from three large national surveys demonstrate:

‘Hamburgers have expanded by 23 percent; a plate of Mexican food is 27 percent bigger; soft drinks have increased in size by 52 percent, snacks, whether they be potato chips, pretzels or crackers, are 60 percent larger.’1

Alameda restaurants and Orinda food and beverage manufacturers are not the only ones sabotaging our children. Portion sizes have increased in homes, also.

If Alameda parents are going to help their children maintain a healthy weight, learning proper portion sizes is critical. If we don’t know the size of a healthy portion, how can we teach our children?

The Mayo Clinic website has a great slide show that helps Orinda parents and other children’s health advocates understand what ‘4 ounces’ or a ‘half cup’ actually looks like. You can see it here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/portion-control/NU00267

To order a terrific nutritional product for Orinda kids, call me today!

Derrick Winkel   801.437.5984   69derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com

1John McKenzie, ‘Food Portion Sizes Have Grown, A Lot,’ ABC News, Jan. 21, 2011, http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=129685&page=1, accessed on June 28, 2011

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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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Oral Rinses For Healthy Children’s Teeth In Canyon

Oral Rinses For Healthy Children's Teeth In Canyon

Some pediatric dentists in the Canyon area are advising California parents to have their child use an oral rinse that contains fluoride. This has caused some parents to wonder if the use of an oral rinse is helpful for tooth decay prevention even if the child is taking a fluoride supplement.

The answer to that, according to my Canyon children’s dentist, is ‘Yes’. Why?

Fluoride supplements (usually only recommended if the municipal water is not fluoridated) help the teeth that are still forming in the jaw. Oral rinses, however, protect the teeth that have already come in. Fluoride supplements combined with an oral rinse strengthen all teeth: both baby and adult teeth.

OTC fluoride rinses (like ACT) can aid in children’s tooth decay prevention in Canyon. Canyon dentists recommend kids swish the rinse around in their mouth after they brush and floss. The solution should be the last thing to touch their teeth before going to bed.

I am Derrick Winkel, a children’s health advocate in Canyon and Xocai XoBiotic Squares representative.
For more information on children’s vitamins, nutrition, oral health, and Xocai XoBiotic Squares, call me at 801.437.5984.

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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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