Take Care Of Your Health, Eat Healthy and Enjoy Dark Chocolate! Now Possible For Men And Women To Improve Health On A Dark Chocolate Diet

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After talking to my college age son last night, it became quickly apparent that he views my interest in health as a bit of an obsession. Thinking back to when I was 19, honestly I was not in the least concerned with my health and I would have likely thought my mom was a little crazy if she started obsessing on health. At that point in life I felt invinsible. Fast forward a few years and I am now 48 years old and lost my baby brother at the young age of 42 due to health problems. As we age, many of us develop health problems and search out ways to improve our situation. After my husband was injured at work and I developed fibromyalgia and rheumatoid issues related to MTHFR defects, my focus quickly turned to how we can have the best quality of life possible.

I was one of those people who did not understand the problem with eating processed foods. I had no problem feeding my children processed foods as long as we had fruits and vegetables too. The worse I felt, the less I cooked, the more we ate processed foods, the sicker we became. I knew not to eat too much red meat, I knew it was important to eat fruits and vegetables but I did not understand that eating good food was actually important to maintain my health. I never realized the value of food for many years. Now, food is more important that I could ever imagine.

Take the time to locate the farmers markets or the produce section at your local grocery or specialty store. Make fruits and vegetables your priority. Fill you plate with colorful foods. Consider cutting out meat one or two days a week. Make slow changes you can live with.

Years ago if you told me I would be drinking a healthy chocolate protein shake every morning for breakfast and juicing, I would have told you that you were crazy. I think the best way to start working on eating better, is to cut out things you can live without. I started avoiding products with high fructose corn syrup, cutting out the wasted calories in soda pop and limiting my processed foods. It took a few years before my son considered that I was turning into a health nut. That is okay though, I would rather be alive and a health nut.

As a heavy individual, I have always focused on eating a healthy lower calorie diet yet I was still heavy. Obviously counting calories was not working for me.

Dr. Gordon Pedersen Shares How to Neutralize Free Radicals by Eating Dark Chocolate: Dark Chocolates Can Be Good For You More reasons to eat dark healthy chocolate

 . Now I focus on eating shakebrandedright and exercising and do the best I can. One of the best secrets I have found is XO Healthy Chocolate.

Well Beyond chocolate uses a cold pressed process unlike traditional chocolate that has been heated or dutched, losing many of the healthy antioxidant and flavonoid benefits that are found in fruits and vegetables. Not only is this chocolate yummy and low calorie,just 35 calories a piece, it is a high antioxidant superfood. Eating just three little squares a day is equivilent to 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables in antioxidant content. The antioxidant value is verified by an independant Lab whose seal is on every box of their chocolate.

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The best tip I can recommend is slowly start working to improve your health. For me it was easy to start with 3-4 Beyond power squares a day. I spaced them out morning, noon, mid day and evening and enjoyed my chocolate with a glass of water. By eating my chocolate 20-30 minutes before each meal, I was able to curb my appetite as well. Nothing like dieting with chocolate! Gotta love that!

Whatever your health needs, if you are not eating enough fruits and vegetables which most of us are not, why not eat a high antioxidant superfood that tastes amazing!!

I am Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC, Beyond Healthy Chocolate lover and promoter. I can be reached at 941-216-5727 or at LiveForChocolate.com.  No coupon code is needed for free shipping.  It is available by going to the website above. Now that’s a deal!

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What is A High CRP Level And Why Does It Matter in Punta Gorda?

SW Florida Health Chocolate Hi, I am Punta Gorda Healthy Chocolate blogger, Lynette Henk. Today’s post explores the link between CRP levels, inflammation and heart disease. What is CRP? CRP is a measure of C-reactive protein in the blood. You can get your CRP tested when you get your cholesterol measured. A high level of CRP tells you that inflammation is present in your body.

The health dangers of inflammation are well established. If your blood vessels are inflamed, you may be at risk for heart disease. A high CRP level can occur even if no other heart disease risk factors are present. The Mayo Clinic has an article on this if you want to read more.

What does this have to do with Beyond Chocolate?

Antioxidants are able to lower CRP levels, which can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is responsible for over 200 diseases. The main ingredient in Beyond healthy chocolate is cacao. Cacao is the #1 Antioxidant Food.

The National Institute of Aging conducted a study in 2004 which found a link between antioxidant supplements and lower CRP levels. According to the researchers: “taking an antioxidant supplement was associated with CRP levels similar to those seen in those who exercised 180 minutes/week or more and did not take supplements. This is impressive information!!

I am certainly not recommending that you stop exercising by any means! I just thought it was important to point out that the NIA study showed just how effective antioxidant supplements are in reducing CRP levels even in people who do not exercise. Really the best combination for heart health is antioxidant consumption coupled with regular exercise. Including plant based foods and diet can be helpful.

How are you able to get your antioxidants you may wonder? Beyond healthy chocolate, of course! Of all the antioxidant and flavonoid rich foods available in Southwest Florida, Beyond dark chocolate is the most delicious and satisfying in my book!

I share Well Beyond Healthy Chocolate products along with Remity Nutraceuticals with people in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Babcock Ranch and North Port. If you come to one of my Healthy Chocolate open houses or find us at the local Punta Gorda Farmers Market, you can purchase a sample bag of our healthy chocolates and find out how delicious and healthy these products are. No wonder Kathy Ireland said, “I love you guys. You make healthy taste delicious!” Once you sample Beyond chocolates you will love them as much as we do! They are delicious belgian chocolates with just 35 calories and 1 gram sugar per piece. Sweetened with acai and blueberry, they are not just delicious, they are good for you too! We would love for you to call us with any questions or to place an order. Contact Lynette of Three Sons Marketing LLC at 941-216-5727 or visit LiveForChocolate.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

-Lynette

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Dark Chocolate For Weight Loss And A Healthy Diet

 

 

Ok, so you did not want to make a New Years Resolution

. I get that. Many people make them and fail before the end of January. So now it is the end of January and the perfect time to start eating right and improving your health. Maybe even lose some weight, right.

So what is the best option? Well we know that diets don’t work. The best choice is to make lifestyle changes you can live with. One of those options is to incorporate Beyond Healthy Chocolate into your diet. I eat a minimum of 3-4 pieces of Beyond Healthy Chocolate every day spaced out morning, mid day and evening. When your goal is to lose weight, it is important that before Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or snacks that you eat a piece of Beyond Chocolate (35 calories and 1 gram sugar) 30 minutes before every meal with a glass of water. This will curb your appetite and help you to eat less, all while eating chocolate!

I also recommend you incorporate Remity Balance. Combining the right scientifically studied and supported strains of probiotics, with the correct prebiotics and digestive enzymes, REMITY Balance™ is formulated to support overall gut health.

4 strains of probiotics
Prebiotics
Digestive Enzymes
One Capsule Each Day
Does Not Require Refrigeration
Shelf Stable For One Year

According to “Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key To Weight Loss? Imbalances in the microbial community in your intestines may lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. What does science say about how to reset our bodies?” a Mother Jones article. “If we take care of our gut microbiota, it will take care of our health,” Cani says. “I like to finish my talks with one sentence: ‘In gut we trust.

So our sweet and greasy diet—almost certainly without evolutionary precedent—doesn’t just kill us directly: It also changes gut permeability and alters the makeup of our microbial organ.” Based on this, I strongly recommend you incorporate Remity Balance for improved gut health. It is a new product and I just started taking it on Monday. Within a few days I actually noticed weight loss around my stomach area. Was this what I was missing?!

Contact Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC with any questions. (877) 208-8172 or visit us at GoColdPressed.com.

Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss? Imbalances in the microbial community in your intestines may lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. What does science say about how to reset our bodies? MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF APR. 22, 2013, Mother Jones, https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/gut-microbiome-bacteria-weight-loss/

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Synbiotics, Probiotics and Prebiotics for Health And Weight Loss

Have you heard of Synbiotics? I know, I know, I normally talk chocolate all the time but honestly when I found out how important a synbiotic formula of probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes and how important they are for all of us to take daily, I felt I needed to share.

I recently read an article called “Daily Synbiotic Supplements May Nudge More Weight Loss In Obese Kids” by Healthcorps. org. Specifically the article mentioned ” A recent report in Beneficial Microbes showed that obese kids who were put on a calorie controlled diet and an exercise plan lost more weight when they took a symbiotic (probiotic) supplement, compared to a control group that just used diet and exercise for weight loss.

This is the first study of its kind to show that taking a food supplement can impact oxidative stress s and change gut microbe population in teens, helping to further nudge weight loss.”

Now that caught my attention. In addition to weight loss there are many benefits. This Brand New Synbiotic blend distributed by Well Beyond called Remity Balance, is a proprietary blend of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes. I personally have my entire family taking Balance daily. After understanding the benefits of a synbiotic probiotic blend, it is clear that everyone should be taking this affordable functional food daily. It is recommended to be taken first thing in the morning. That is what we are all doing.

Jeff Graham, Co-Founder of Well Beyond had this to say about Remity Balance. “A Synbiotic Formula…four strains of clinically studied probiotics (they survive your stomach acid), prebiotics (food for the probiotics) and digestive enzymes to help pull nutrients from your food…who should take this formula? Answer: Everyone! Adults, kids…if kids can not swallow capsules, then open capsule and pour into their drink or on their food….amazing formula!”

More detailed information on Remity Balance is available here.
Remity Balance is now available for purchase! Don’t miss out on this affordable daily synbiotic supplement.

Any questions, contact Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC at (877) 208-8172 or visit us at GoColdPressed.com.

Daily synbiotic supplements may nudge weight loss obese kids, https://www.healthcorps.org/daily-synbiotic-supplements-may-nudge-weight-loss-obese-kids/

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New Article From World Renowned Heart Surgeon Says Inflammation Is Cause Of Heart Disease: Reduce Inflammation Reduce Heart Disease Eating Chocolate?

docAs I was reviewing my Facebook timeline this morning, I came upon an interesting article about heart disease and its cause. World renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Dwight Lundell is past chief of staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital out of Mesa, AZ. He recently left surgery to focus on treatment of heart disease through nutrition.

I can honestly say I was blown away by what Dr. Lundell had to say. “The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.” He goes on to say that “Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before”. That is truly a sobering thought and one that bears serious reflection.

For a world renowned heart surgeon to speak out on this matter, is impressive. I give Dr. Dwight Lundell credit for sharing this vital information. In fact, I will be sure to order his new book, The Cure for Heart Disease: Truth Will Save a Nation as I am sure there is much more information that what was in the short article I read.

Here is something Dr. Lundell said that caught my attention, “There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.”  Wow, if you ever questioned the value of home cooking, there it is!

As someone dealing with a chronic condition for years, I have tried to make changes to howphoto 2 we eat, including avoiding processed foods and soda.   A little over 3 years ago we incorporated XO Healthy Chocolate into our diet.  Unlike traditional chocolate, this patented cold pressed method keeps in the antioxidants making it a high antioxidant superfood. Since antioxidants reduce inflammation, I wanted to make sure my family was receiving enough of them.  Just three little power squares sweetened with acai and blueberry offer a total ORACfn score of 49,464 and 1,740 mg Flavonoids, the antioxidant value of 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables.  (As verified by Brunswick Labs.)  Even better, these are just 35 calories a piece and just 1 gram of sugar.

I am Lynette Henk, Well Beyond Promoter. I get my antioxidants in chocolate and help others do the same.  I can be reached at 941-216-5727, at [email protected] and at ColdPressedChocolate.com.

http://preventdisease.com/news/12/030112_World-Renown-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease.shtml  World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out on What Really Causes Heart Disease by Dr. Dwight Lundell

http://www.naturalnews.com/041293_chronic_inflammation_immune_system_antioxidants.html Reduce Inflammation effortlessly by taking these top antioxidants by PF Louis

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Chocolate Missionary Shares How Her Lupus Autoimmune Disease Improved Eating Chocolate

Lupus in Remission After Eating Healthy Chocolate says Chocolate Missionary!

Dana Alsop Chocolate Missionary Talks About Systemic Lupus And Well Beyond Chocolate Beyond Healthy Chocolate

To meet Dana Alsop is quite interesting if you have suffered with an autoimmune disease or any type of chronic pain because honestly she understands and has been there. She shares a passion for helping others improve their symptoms and lead a better quality of life. Her drug of choice? Healthy Chocolate. Yes, you heard that right. CHOCOLATE! Her mission in life has become that of “Chocolate Missionary“. She was a stay at home mom who was dealing with a severe case of systemic lupus that greatly affected her quality of life. When she found healthy chocolate, she said she felt she had an obligation to share it, so she did.

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chocolate, contact Three Sons Marketing LLC at 941-216-5727 or visit or website at:
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We are here to help!

U.S. National Library Of Medicine, MedlinePlus, https://medlineplus.gov/autoimmunediseases.html

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CDC Changes Course On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

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Those who have been suffering needlessly in chronic pain and with ineffective treatment for years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, are not shocked by the recent actions of the CDC to quietly drop old treatment recommendations for Chronic Fatigue. In fact, the recommendations, which had been “a gradual increase in exercise and a form of psychotherapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy” simply did not work. The evidence the protocol was based on never supported the treatments, yet patients were actually expected to and forced to forgo prescription pain medications and other relief and instead focus on a gradual increase in exercise shown to actually make the condition worse and cognitive behavioral therapy that is meant to teach you how to deal with or not feel the pain at all that was proven to be ineffective. As a patient diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome myself, I can tell you it is a horrible feeling knowing that nobody seems to care at all about improving your quality of life. It was this ongoing struggle with attempting to improve quality of life that had me grasping at straws and trying any dietary changes or natural supplementation that might possibly help my condition.

Fast forward to seven years ago when I found out about something called Healthy Chocolate, an unheated chocolate that keeps in the antioxidants and flavanols found in the raw cacao that pure dark chocolate is made from. I quickly discovered that super-foods can help. Finding a way to improve sleep helped. Yes, there are things that can make a quality of life difference. I am hopeful that the CDC will be more bold in sharing the changes in their recommendations with doctors for those with ME/CFS as we have suffered for many years. We deserve to be heard and we deserve quality care.

I personally am thankful I found a Beyond Healthy Protein shake that gives me the energy to get out of bed in the morning. I literally don’t start my day without this shake. I recently had hurricane Irma go through our area in Southwest Florida and had a week without power and just could not figure out how to make my beyond chocolate protein shake for a few days since I normally made it with almond milk and ice. Well lets just say my body is not a fan of skipping this high antioxidant super-food shake. I am still recovering from skipping it and I just don’t ever want to miss it again! It made me want to remind people how much of a difference this protein shake has made in my life and even in my sons life. He is autistic and it has helped greatly with his mood swings.

So, if you happen to also suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia,rippe1-225x300 chocpicautoimmune disease or any other issue that is causing you chronic pain that may be related to inflammation, seriously consider this shake and give it a good try. Don’t just try it for a week or so, give it a good 60 days. Keep a journal and keep track of the changes in your symptoms. Pay attention to more energy, less pain, more focus, better sleep. You just might improve the quality of your life. It’s worth a try. It sure helps me.

I am also a big fan of the Xobiotic Healthy Chocolates and the Xo Love Bites Beyond Healthy Chocolate. They are just 30 to 35 calories a piece and I space them out during the day so I am always giving my body antioxidants every 3-5 hours. Instead of running for an advil or pain medication, I first grab a piece of chocolate.

The key is that all chocolate is not the same.I am not talking about the candy chocolate. I am talking about healthy chocolate that is not heated, no waxes, fillers, no processed sugars. Every piece of our chocolate has the ORAC score that tells you how many antioxidants and flavonoids. Start looking and you will see there is nothing on the market like Healthy Chocolate.

Today is the day to try it for yourself and see how it helps you. Message us and we will be happy to email you Beyond Healthy Chocolate shake recipes, there are so many yummy ones to choose from, I know you will find your favorite! Well Beyond!

We are Three Sons Marketing LLC, Lynette & Wayne of Southwest Florida. Reach us at 941-216-5727, email [email protected] healthychocolate.website or visit our website:
HealthyChocolateFlorida.com.

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Are New FDA Approved Crohns Disease Medications The Best Option to Treat Symptoms?

Are new Crohn’s Disease Medications Worth The Side Effect Risks?

Crohn’s Disease and Colitis can rule your life.  Crohn’s is not easy to live with.  According to the Mayo Clinic, Crohn’s Disease” Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.”  This is painful and for many can be debilitating.  So when you see new commercials on tv that outline new Crohns Disease Medications, you feel like there is hope.

One of the newer medications that has been advertised to treat Crohn’s disease is Humira.  Humira does have side effects that include serious infections, so it is important to balance the pros and the cons.  Another medication is Remicade with similar side effects.  I am certainly not a doctor and can’t tell you what is best for you.  Only you and your doctor can decide that.  However as I get older, I have learned that prescription medications are not without risk.  If I can change my diet or do something that can improve symptoms, that is certainly something I would consider.

It is for this reason that I am sharing this with you.  My family has been eating Beyond Beyond Healthy Chocolates for over 7 years.  We have noticed great benefits to our health especially with specific chronic health conditions.  This is no ordinary chocolate.  This is as close as you can get to raw chocolate or raw cacao in my book.  The chocolate is not heated which is important because that means it keeps in all the antioxidants and cocoa flavanols that are so good for you.  Unfortunately cooking or dutching chocolate, which is done with traditional chocolates, causes much of the chocolate health benefits to be lost. (Similar to overcooking your vegetables.)  For this reason you have to look at more than just the percentage of chocolate but also how the chocolate is processed.  The Beyond Beyond Healthy Chocolate uses a patented process not available to other chocolate makers.  The antioxidants found in just one piece of our chocolate is over 5 times the amount of any other chocolates I could find on the market.  Check it out for yourself.

Below is a video from the CEO of Well-Beyond, (Owners of Beyond Beyond Chocolate) Jeremy Reynolds, with his personal story about his Crohn’s Colitis.  He has been able to manage his symptoms with this Healthy Chocolate.  Why not give it 30-60 days and see if you notice a difference.  We highly recommend the Beyond Xobiotic Chocolate with probiotics.  Enjoy 3-5 pieces a day, spaced out.  Each individually wrapped Xobiotic chocolate is just 30 calories!

 

Contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns.  We can also help you place your order.  We are at 941-216-5727 and you can visit us direct at MyChocolateVitamins.com.

 

 

 

Mayo Clinic Crohn’s Disease Overview by Mayo Clinic Staff, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/home/ovc-20341949

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