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.
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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.
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.
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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.”
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,
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.
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
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/Read More
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!”
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/Read More
Lupus in Remission After Eating Healthy Chocolate says Chocolate Missionary!
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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Those of you who have been following my blog for some time understand I have been dealing with autoimmune issues as well as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue for over 16 years. Dealing with fibromyalgia flares or autoimmune disease flare-ups can be difficult when you are trying to raise a family, maintain a marriage or even hold on to friends of many years. The problem is many people just don’t understand the seriousness of the disease and as far as they can tell, you look okay to them. Great that we look okay, but honestly having an invisible disease is not so wonderful.
That is because people are quick to assume, incorrectly of course, that we are just lazy, and not willing to work or just don’t want to hang out with friends. Gee, let me think. If I could choose between hanging out with friends for a fun night on the town or curled up in the fetal position in bed screaming out in pain, which would I pick? Which would you pick? Well, of course we would not pick to be in that kind of pain. Problem is, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and many autoimmune diseases are misunderstood by the public. So, we suffer in silence.
Over the years I have been to so many rheumatology appointments I can’t even count. I have pretty much tried everything within reason my doctors recommended, some with disastrous consequences. After that I started researching every medication and became my own advocate on figuring out how to get better. Somehow I know I am not the only one struggling with this. I got to the point that I was grasping at straws for anything that might help me lessen the pain just a little or have something close to a normal quality of life that was not going to medicate me and put me in a zombie like state. I mean I have three kids, a husband and still have goals and dreams. I wanted to be there for my kids, my husband, my family, my parents, my church. There are still things I want to do in this life, so laying at home in bed all day screaming and moaning in pain does not make my top ten list of things to do.
According to MedlinePlus, “There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and some have similar symptoms. This makes it hard for your health care provider to know if you really have one of these diseases, and if so, which one. Getting a diagnosis can be frustrating and stressful. Often, the first symptoms are fatigue, muscle aches and a low fever. The classic sign of an autoimmune disease is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling.
The diseases may also have flare-ups, when they get worse, and remissions, when symptoms get better or disappear. Treatment depends on the disease, but in most cases one important goal is to reduce inflammation.”
Eating lots of antioxidants is an important way to reduce inflammation. So instead of going on about how bad life can be, how about I share all the things that are working? I have tried chiropractic which I believe does help to some extent especially if you can find a chiropractor who is willing to offer a monthly wellness plan so you can afford to go weekly. Many chiropractors are switching to this and bypassing traditional health insurance all together. Thankfully my chiropractor, Dr. Benton at Suncoast Chiropractic in Port Charlotte FL offers a plan for just $69 a month. If you are local, check him out!
Changing my diet has helped as well. As far as dieting, yes doctors tell you to lose weight but I learned from other fibro friends that the weight never seemed to make a difference as far as the symptoms we experience with our illness. It seemed to matter more what kind of foods they were eating and how healthy they were. So I focus on the health and less on the weight. Seems to be working out well as I have lost weight and have less of the severe flares that are difficult to live with. I stopped eating processed foods and artificial sweeteners, also got rid of high fructose corn syrup out of the kitchen cabinets and pantry at our house. I really started reading the labels and stopped drinking soda.
Best part is I get to eat chocolate like there is no tomorrow! I am not even kidding. It was about eight years ago now that I first found out about healthy chocolate at a health food store in the Port Charlotte North Port Southwest Florida area. It was explained to me that the chocolate was not heated or dutched like candy so that it keeps in the antioxidants and flavonoids from the raw cacao that real pure chocolate is made from. This beyond chocolate also does not have waxes and fillers like the candy chocolate plus no processed sugars. Also great for those that are going gluten free, want diabetic friendly chocolates or vegetarian or clean. And the best part, this pure healthy chocolate is ethically sourced.
So how exactly is eating chocolate helping me?
This is what I do every day. I start with a wellness protein shake made with this healthy chocolate. I make mine with almond milk every morning and this gives me the energy to get going in the day. It is something I have learned not to skip. I bet you are wondering how I “Learned” not to skip it. Well it goes like this. I had been eating the healthy chocolates for awhile and they were coming out with the new shake to lose weight, thought it would be helpful for my fibro symptoms by losing weight so I tried it. What I did not understand was that it would quickly start helping my fibromyalgia symptoms. Well I had only ordered a certain amount to try it and ran out. At the time it took over a week to get more delivered-I thought I would die! I stayed in bed for days. It was not a good time. I really just don’t skip it at all and I bet you know I always have a little extra so I don’t run out. I don’t take chances! Plus I don’t want my friends to run out either! I take it on vacation, on cruises, pretty much wherever I go. It helps me THAT MUCH! So the rest of the day I eat chocolate along with my meals or for snacks. During a day I eat 3-5 pieces of chocolate. I don’t feel guilty as these are really good for you and are just 30-35 calories a piece. I alternate between Xo Love Bites & Xobiotic Squares, my favorites!
Life is not easy for those who suffer with an invisible disease but there are things we can do to improve our quality of life. One of those things is to increase the antioxidants and cocoa flavanols you eat. So if you are dealing with some serious issues yourself, why not try beyond healthy chocolates for a few months and see if you notice a difference. I bet you will. It sure has changed my life. I won’t give up my Healthy Chocolate Stash for anything. I do share however. 🙂
You can reach me, Lynette, at Three Sons Marketing LLC at 941-216-5727 or visit our website at HealthyChocolateFix.com. We are here to help you!
U.S. National Library Of Medicine, MedlinePlus, https://medlineplus.gov/autoimmunediseases.htmlRead More