Why You Should Make Simple Changes Today To Take Control Of Your Health

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Take Control Of Your Health Today

I am in my mid fifties and our family has dealt with many health issues over the years between our kids with special needs and a husband who was disabled after a work injury. Some families are relatively healthy and have been blessed with good health. The problem is I know how important it is to keep my family healthy and that has made a huge impact on our quality of life. Unfortunately many families who have not been impacted by chronic health issues don’t feel the need to focus on health and good nutrition until it is too late or nearly too late. Problem is, ultimately, we all end up with health issues as is the case of my dad who is currently in rehab recovering from three hospital stays in the last month and many complications following surgery. No matter how much you exercise, if you are not putting the right fuel in your body, you are missing out. My dad had been relatively healthy. He did not have serious health issues or chronic conditions to contend with. He had a regular exercise regimen that he followed and by most accounts was healthy.

I guess what I am saying is don’t assume you can’t get sick. Don’t assume you don’t need to feed your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Eventually most of us will be impacted by sickness and illness.

So, what can you do about it?

You have the control. You can make changes today that can give you 10 more healthy years of living. And, it is an easy change. I made the change for my family personally over 8 years ago. Beyond my immediate family, I tried to share how much of a difference simple changes can make to your health, especially with family and friends, but unfortunately some of us don’t see a need to make a change until we are dealing with our own health crisis.

Eight years ago I found out about something called “Healthy Chocolate“. I was told it could help me improve my health and that it was a simple change I could make to improve my health. I learned that just one piece of Beyond Healthy Chocolate had 35 calories, 1 gram of sugar, no waxes fillers or processed sugars and no gmos. Amazingly, I learned that one 6 gram piece of this decadent Belgian chocolate offers the antioxidants of over 1 pound of raw spinach. In just one piece! So including 4 pieces of this chocolate a day into your diet, spaced out morning to evening, is a great way to make simple changes.

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I honestly thought this was too good to be true when I first heard about it. I heard a local doctor from Port Charlotte FL named Dr. Spadafora who explained why this was a good option for health and to prevent illness. I was impressed. I then did my due diligence and researched raw cocoa and healthy chocolate. Wow was I impressed. This is for real! Now before you run out to your local Whole Foods or organic food store of choice, know that all chocolate is not the same. The key with Beyond healthy chocolate is that it is not heated like traditional chocolate. This chocolate keeps in the antioxidants and cocoa flavonols that are vital for good health. A candy bar or even a 70% or higher chocolate bar is not the same. Look on the back of your chocolate bar. Are they heating your chocolate? Does it say chocolate liquer or conched chocolate? Anything that says they are heating your chocolate should be a big red flag. Also does your chocolate say how many antioxidants and flavonoids are in your chocolate? And, how many? Equal to 1 pound of raw spinach? I guarantee it is not what you think.

That is why today you are going to take the bull by the horns and do something for your health today. Simple changes matter. Yes, you could radically change your diet for the rest of your life, yes you could juice every meal and never go out to eat with your friends again. Yes, you can do all of these things. But lets be realistic for a few moments. We know we can do that for awhile, if you are really dedicated, maybe even a year. But down the road, will you get tired of giving up so much? I think you will. It has definitely happened to me. I can tell you though that in 8 years I have never forgotten to eat my healthy chocolate. I have never skipped my Beyond chocolate protein shake in many years. Start making the simple changes today. You can do this. You are worth it. Don’t wait until it is too late. Do it today.

I am Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC out of Babcock Ranch, FL. Call us today at (941) 216-5727 or visit our website at HealthyChocolateFlorida.com . We are here to help and answer any questions you may have. You got this!

Simple changes can improve your health. Start eating Beyond Healthy Chocolate TODAY!

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Contact Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC. We are here to help you Change Your Chocolate. We also have openings for Well Beyond Promoters to get paid to share the healthiest chocolate on the planet. The timing is now. Join us and see what the buzz is all about. Visit HealthyChocolateFix.com or call (941) 216-5727.

Effect of Cocoa and Its Flavonoids on Biomarkers of Inflammation: Studies of Cell Culture, Animals and Humans

Luis Goya,1,* María Ángeles Martín,1,2 Beatriz Sarriá,1 Sonia Ramos,1 Raquel Mateos,1 and Laura Bravo1

Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Disclaimer, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848681/

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Can Excessive Plaque In Arteries Be Reversed With Plant Based Diet?

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Atherosclerosis, often known as clogged arteries, is a leading cause of death. According to Wikipedia, “Atherosclerosis is a disease in which the inside of an artery narrows due to the build up of plaque. Initially, there are generally no symptoms. When severe, it can result in coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, or kidney problems, depending on which arteries are affected.

Much research has been done on the benefits of a plant based diet in reversing clogged arteries. In fact, studies have been done on high polyphenol healthy chocolate and reducing atherosclerosis.

This video with Dr. Gordon Pedersen, anti-aging physician, shares how healthy chocolate can reduce hardening of the arteries due to plaque build up which is the cause of heart attacks and stroke.

Learning that something as simple as incorporating medicinal healthy chocolate into your diet can help reduce this plaque is huge. I tell all my middle aged friends to be sure to feed their husbands the healthiest chocolate on the planet. Not all dark chocolate is the same, you need only healthy chocolate with high amounts of cocoa flavanoids and antioxidants. One piece of Beyond Healthy Chocolate offers the antioxidants of over 1 pound of raw spinach. This is the kind of chocolate that you need. Be sure to eat 3-4 pieces of this chocolate spaced out daily, morning, mid day and evening.

Order your Beyond healthy chocolate today! Not sure which to order, check out the Beyond variety pack which includes a small box of our Nuggets, Power Squares, Xobiotic Squares and Xo Love Bites.

Questions? Contact Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC at (941) 216-5727 or visit HealthyChocolateFix.com.

Atherosclerosis, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atherosclerosis

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Periodontal Gum Disease And CHOCOLATE: What You Need To Know

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Most of us assume that CHOCOLATE is bad for you teeth.

If you are talking about the candy bar that you find at your local gas station or grocery store, you would be right. If you are talking about medicinal chocolate, you might want to rethink your answer. A local Salt Lake City Utah dentist, Steven J. Smith DDS, shares how eating medicinal chocolate can actually improve gum disease and periodontal disease. WOW!

When you watch this video about Xocai healthy chocolate and periodontal disease, know that the name of Xocai has changed to Well Beyond. It is the same great health dark belgian chocolate. They talk in detail about the periodontal disease study they did in their office. Very interesting about the improvement of periodontal pockets just from eating chocolate!

One piece of this healthy chocolate is equal in antioxidants to over 1 pound of raw spinach! Just 35 calories and 1 gram of sugar. This is not the candy filled with wax, processed sugars and fillers that you are used to. You and your health deserve the real deal.

Change Your Chocolate today!

Have questions? Contact Three Sons Marketing, Lynette & Wayne Henk today at (941) 216-5727 or visit our website at HealthyChocolateFix.com. If you are local to Southwest Florida, you can also find Well Beyond chocolate at the Punta Gorda farmers market every Saturday morning at the corner of Olympia & Sullivan Street. We are in downtown Babcock Ranch, Florida Solar City, by appointment as well.

Why Does Chocolate Make Me Feel Happy All The Time?

If you are a dentist who would like to carry Well Beyond products or an entrepreneur who would like to start an affordable home business selling the only Healthy Chocolate, contact us today at (877) 208-8172. We are growing. Join us!

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How I learned To Reverse My Type 2 Diabetes

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If you had told me I would be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, I would have told you no way. I may be heavy but I am very careful with my diet and did not personally feel it was possible that I could become diabetic. Boy was I wrong. In fact, when my doctor would order my annual blood work, my blood sugar was always great. Of course, she never ordered an AIC blood test which would have given a much more accurate picture. My diet was actually helping control my diabetes and I did not even know it. Problem is I was eating those foods while I was sleeping and my blood sugar was going through the roof at that time.

After switching primary care doctors, and this one ordering an AIC test, I quickly learned I had joined the ranks of those suffering with diabetes. I was just shocked! I know individuals who have lost limbs due to diabetes and those on insulin for their type 2 diabetes. I did not want to go down that path and I wanted to learn how I could naturally control my situation. I did a lot of research and I knew that I was already controlling my diabetes during the day by starting out each morning with my Beyond healthy chocolate protein shake and eating bite size beyond healthy chocolates before each meal.

My doctor wanted me on traditional diabetes medications like metformin and then when that did not help, she had me on Invokamet XR which caused me serious side effects.

That was my wake up call.

Then and there I decided I needed to reverse my diabetes and reverse it now. I had done pretty well with the healthy chocolate alone but I ended up needing a natural supplement called berberine that I take 3 times a day with meals just like I do the healthy chocolate. When I combined it with the healthy chocolate regimen, I had my diabetes completely under control. My last A!C was 5.6. I am a happy camper. I no longer need to take any diabetes medication.

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If you are type 2 diabetic, know that you have options.
You need to take a diabetes diagnosis seriously. You can make small changes like eating beyond healthy chocolate and taking berberine. This is certainly something you can try. When I have something that I know raises my blood sugar, I will exercise after to help control it. You have to be smart about your health. You can do this!

I am Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC. If you would like to order diabetic friendly healthy chocolate, you can order at HealthyChocolateFix.com or call me directly at (941) 216-5727. If I am on the other line, just leave a message and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Here is to our health!!!

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Cocoa Flavonoids Found In Healthy Chocolate Benefit Heart Health

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We have heard on the news repeatedly how dark chocolate is good for us. Studies continue to show benefits by consuming cocoa flavonoids. In the article “Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols on Heart Health Are Enhanced by Methylxanthines” study “Results indicate that drinks with cocoa flavanols either with or without methylxanthines improved diastolic blood pressure, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) and brachial pulse wave velocity (PWV).”

In the article “Cocoa Boosts Heart Health” by WebMD they had this to say about a cocoa flavonoid drink, “There is more sweet news about chocolate. A cup of cocoa a day may help drive heart disease away, researchers say. Overweight adults who drank a specially processed cocoa beverage significantly improved their blood vessel function in just two hours.

Improved blood function, in turn, mitigates the risk of cardiovascular disease, says researcher Valentine Yanchou Njike, MD, of the Yale Prevention Research Center in New Haven, Conn. Njike credits flavonoids, a group of antioxidant compounds also found in fruits and vegetables. The more flavonoid-rich foods you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease, he says.

Studies have shown flavonoids appear to benefit blood vessel function by influencing the body’s production of nitric oxide, which helps regulate blood vessel tone.”

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I personally have been having a cocoa flavonoid rich dark chocolate protein shake every morning for breakfast. Each 1 scoop serving Beyond shake offers 850 flavonoids per scoop. I have been on this shake for years and have reaped the health benefits personally. I prefer to use a 2 scoop shake which offers 1700 flavonoids per serving and 104,600 Total ORAC6 score. Did I forget to mention that this shake tastes great? I highly recommend you incorporate the beyond Shake Dark Chocolate into your diet for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. I have lots of great recipes and would be happy to share. Simply contact us at (941) 216-5727 or email [email protected] with recipe in the subject line. My favorite recipes are made with unsweet vanilla almond milk. Super easy to make, just blend 1 cup almond milk and 1 scoop of the Beyond shake. Tastes super delicious and so good for you!

You can order a 28 day supply for just $75 shipped! If you prefer to do a 2 scoop shake that was featured on the cover of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine with the polyphenol rich cocoa diet, you will need 2 bags of shake per month. It is a great option for those with chronic health issues or wanting to lose weight.

Contact Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC with questions at (941) 216-5727 or visit our site directly at LiveForChocolate.com.

Medical News Bulletin,Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols on Heart Health Are Enhanced by Methylxanthines,1/20/2017, https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/benefits-cocoa-flavanols-heart-health-enhanced-methylxanthines/

WebMD, Cocoa Boosts Heart Health by Charlene Laino, 03/24/2007,
https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20070326/cocoa-boosts-heart-health#1

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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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