My Red Stilettos – Judge not lest ye be judged

To those who have issue with  pictures of me up on FB or ‘my past’… my past is what made me who I am today.  In fact, I’m not done yet. Music, rock and roll, high heels, fun clothes, and a ROCK SOLID stand on God’s word is the foundation of who I am.  It will not change.   God has placed a calling upon me- and it has been there for years.

My past is not clean, nor pretty. It is not all filled with happy times. In fact, it is layered with the depths of the things that keep people in bondage and away from God.  That is PRECISELY why I stay true to who I am – because God was able to give me the guidance to overcome those chains- and gave me the ability to create a new life based on HIS word. Now, I reach out to others who are currently where I was- yet who seek a guidance, a mentor- a friend and confidant to lean on as they come out of their dark times.

In fact- Just this last week alone I was able to give strong, Godly counsel to 4 people around the country who are currently coming back to God. They reached out to me and were not offended by my past or who I am today.

I lead with a Rock & Roll Attitude- you can read more about that here: https://debbrasweet.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/leading-with-a-rock-n-roll-attitude/

Red StillettosOne of the organizations where I am a leader, teacher and mentor in a very public way is lead by one of my most dear, ultra proper and grammatically correct and conservative friends.  She has given me a large responsibility over HER business.  She knows of my past and knows who I am today.

One of the best compliments she ever gave me to my style and the results I deliver… was “Debbra leads with very tall red stillettos!”

She has made it public that my work for her in the area of leadership has had a major- beneficial – impact on hundreds of lives here in San Diego. She is a very proper, loving and God Fearing woman… and she embraces me for who I am today as a result of my past.

I know my audiences. I ALWAYS carry myself with dignity, grace and class. I always did. I always will. I always remember I am Gods Representative first. When I need to be demure and proper, I do. When I need to be bold and stand firm on the truth- even when naysayers and backbiters are stirring up strife because they are not comfortable with themselves, growth or change- I stand.

When you read the Bible, you will see that Peter, Paul and even Jesus himself had boldness. Peter and Paul were not perfect in their walk- yet God had a purpose for them because of their past.  Because of their past and their heart for God-they were able to bring thousands to God.

If you judge me or Daniel because of a photo (especially from a long time ago)- you are off the Word. The Bible tells us to not judge- lest ye be judged.

My ministry is in my words and in my life as an example for others to see. My words come in many forms- written (my books), spoken (the public speaking, teaching, training and one on one mentoring I do)- and yes…. my music. My vocal music ranges a variety of styles. We have the peaceful, calming, acoustic sounds for those who prefer that type. We have edgy, fun, Top 40 and progressive Rock & Roll. The words in this music cuts through the heart to get to the truth. The truth is simple as Christ says:  “Either you be with me or you be against me”.

Until you have personally come to know me- and my stand for God- it is best to take a look at your own heart first.  Where is YOUR stand?

God tells us to steward our body for health sake – it is NOT God’s job to continually heal due to slothfulness of caring for ourselves.  I was in good shape then- I am in better shape today. God tells us to steward our mind- what is it you think upon?  Where do your thoughts lead you?  God tells us to steward or spiritual life. Do YOU pray daily in continually in perfect prayer? Do you speak in tongues continually as we are instructed by Paul? Do you steward your finances? Are YOU continually practicing God’s spiritual laws for abundance through tithing (of your time, finances, heart, plurality of physical things)?

God tells us to LOVE HIM and with ALL(inclusively) of our Heart, our Mind, our Soul and our Spirit.

I do. I work out, eat clean, and teach others how to do it too. I have learned how to steward my physical wellbeing. I have been in the depths of extreme physical maladies that would stop most people cold in their tracks. Most would give up. I did not. I used those times to strengthen myself and my knowledge of the body and its ability to heal naturally based on God’s word and ways.

God makes us responsible for that which we know. I know a LOT about this. I now teach others how to do the same.  One way I do that is I help others detox physically who have lived in that dark world where the common way to fill the void in their heart is only through drugs, sex, alcohol, etc. We can detox the physicals and feed them with the Word so they do not go back to those ways. You can be Rock & Roll-still have fun and STAND for God.

I help newly pregnant moms have a healthy baby and pregnancy. (www.NoMorningSickness.com) I help others shed toxic fat  www.RxNaturally.TSFL.com

I also help others get rid of cholesterol, reduce and overcome things like diabetes, colon problems, issues with cancer, and a host of other things. This is all part of teaching others balance, healthy living based upon a lifestyle of making changes starting from were they are today.

I monitor my thoughts and input daily. The words I write, speak, teach and yes… sing…. are inspired of God and give searching minds and hearts the truth so they have new information to counter act all the garbage that holds them in bondage without God.

I tithe – financially – 10% of my financial first fruits, as well as I give at least 10% of my time daily to serve God. There are days when it’s all about God. I work for HIM first.  I pray continually. I speak in tongues all the time. It is my spiritual shield and buckler that guides my steps. It is my 24/7 direct connection to God. And yes..I even speak in tongues in my dreams at times.

This calling has been increasing and soon you will see more Rock & Roll type pictures.

You will see pictures of me as a mom, as a friend, having fun, riding motorcycles,  being strong, living life and most importantly… through it all – you will see my foundation, built upon God- will never change or go away. Only my knowledge on God’s word will continue to grow, my outreach and boldness to share and connect to others who are searching will widen- and those who I need to connect to- will find me because of who I am.

Keep the faith and Keep Rockin’

Debbra Sweet

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What you need to know about the Thyroid and Nuclear Fallout

For those of you who know me,   I am not one to create drama. However- in this case, situations in the world are changing and this is an unusual circumstance  that many of us here may be affected by.  We don’t have control over the weather conditions from the other side of the world, or their ravages that are impacting many… but we do have control over how we take care of ourselves.

In this instance, I feel a little education will go a long way to give you a choice and options should you choose to be proactive to nourish and protector body as best as possible.

With the ongoing news, and increasing concerns about more nuclear explosions in Japan due to the recent tsunami- for those who want to take some protective measures to strengthen your body-and more importantly, do what you can to protect your thyroid, here’s a bit more information for you.

Seems that the first part of our body to be affected by nuclear fallout is the thyroid gland.

Depending upon your current state of health, you may need to strengthen your thyroid, or in some cases activate it.  Here are two products from Nature’s Sunshine can help you with that:

Thyroid Support

Thyroid Activator

The bigger concern, though is how to protect the thyroid from being ‘filled up’ with nuclear waste. The thyroid needs iodine. Iodine is found in abundance in seaweed, kelp, cod, along with a handful of other fishes.

How to protect your thyroid from the possible nuclear fallout coming our way

Nature’s Sunshine has available high-quality kelp, fish oils, and a product called Algin.

Algin is made from a brown seaweed. It is mucilaginous and bulking. That means it gets slippery inside of you, and it has a high fiber content so it bulks up inside your belly. The good part about this is that it coats the inside of your digestive system, and the bulk fiber helps to have more frequent healthy bowel movements.

Algae and other seaweed is exceptionally nutritious. It contains carbohydrates, oils, proteins, vitamins, trace elements, minerals and fibers in balanced proportions.

It is especially well known for it’s high levels of minerals (salts) and trace elements (metals), which are highly beneficial to human beings.

Algin is often used in food and pharmaceutical preparations. Algin offers especially good protection from many kinds of modern day pollutants, carcinogens, and toxins.

Algin prevents living tissue from absorbing radioactive materials. Algin also encourages the action of dietary fiber, by supplying nutrients, and by normalizing bowel functions.

Seaweed has been used as food by both humans and animals for thousands of years. Today, it is eaten in many Asian countries as a vegetable but when the knowledge of it’s high food value spreads to the western world many people have begun eating algae in tablet form.

Alginates have been widely used as food additives and in the cosmetic industry.

If you have any questions about this post, or like assistance in place in order, feel free to contact me.

My heart and intention with this post is to educate you- to help remove fears or concerns you may have.  God always provides an answer if we look, listen and take action.

May you be blessed in your day & steadfast in your walk.

Debbra Sweet

Health Coach

Certified Herb Specialist & Action Leadership Coach

Aglin RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

Take two capsules three times daily between meals. Drink two glasses of juice with each serving. Any type of 100% juice will do. Juice should be taken with algin as it causes the algin to gel in the body and the acidity of juice helps breakdown the algin for assimilation. Remember, TWO glasses of juice with each dose.

INGREDIENTS:

Amount Per 2 Capsules: Sodium Alginate (from brown seaweed) 950 mg*

If you have any questions about this post, or like assistance in place in order, feel free to contact me.

*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, and water.

Notes: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

©2002 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., Specialists Since 1972
Product of U.S.A.

 

The Untold Truth… A Secret Source of Avoiding Disease and Achieving Weight loss

Today I’ll share another insight on how to get your body back into balance, compliment the program I wrote about yesterday to achieve weight loss and even eliminate the following symptoms:

Allergies, arthritis, asthma, bad breath, constipation, Depression, fatigue, headaches, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, indigestion, insomnia, nervousness, obesity parasites, prostate problems, rash, sinus congestion, skin problems,  and even Varicose veins.

If you have experienced any of those and and want to discover the Untold Truth… A Secret Source of Disease...read on.   (Disclaimer.. this may get yucky for some people- but knowing this could save your life.)

Most of the food in the American diet, has a high amount of white flour and sugar, it is very hard to digest. Much of the impacted colon beer belly food that is sold in stores or made at restaurants, which we call convenient food, also has a lot of chemicals and preservatives.

Inside the body, these chemicals preservatives, white flour and sugar become glue.  When they get wet with something as simple as water, it turns to a gluey substance that sticks to the insides of our intestinal system.  The intestinal system is very important because it helps to take nutrients from the food and pass it into the blood stream to feed our body the fuel it needs.

When we have consumed too much white flour, sugar chemicals and processed foods, the path ways that are inside the small intestine and colon get blocked. The passage ways that transfer cellular fuel from our digested food are clogged with this gooey mess-and we get plugged up. Nothing moves.  We do not get the nutrition we need. The nutrition from the food cannot pass through the blockage and into the blood stream.  This is part of why people feel hungry.  Even after they just eat a huge meal.

Another thing that happens inside of the intestinal system is that when too much of this white flour glue sticks to our insides, it’s stickiness attracts more white flour sugar-based chemical preservative type food.  All of a sudden, you’ll start to have layers of the sticky gluey stuff ferment inside of your intestinal system.

Add to that sticky gluey mass undigested meat, fruit that rots if it’s not completely broken down, highly acidic and chemical ridden drinks such as: coffee filled with creamers, sweeteners and other artificial flavors, energy drinks, and sometimes even vitamins that get stuck in the gluey mass. Now you have is called an impacted colon.

Did you know that there have been autopsies on people who have died from complications of an impacted colon? Some colons gets so impacted that they can weigh 30 and 40 and even 50 pounds! That’s a lot of poop to be carrying around in your belly.  A healthy colon should weigh only about 4 pounds! (Think about all the people you know, who pat their belly and say they have “a steak and potato belly” – or better yet… ‘beer belly’ .   Those are the bellies that when you pat on the don’t jiggle the pretty solid.  The fact is, they probably are steak and potato bellies… steak and potatoes that never left the colon!)

Impacted colons ferment and are the cause of many diseases and symptoms listed above!

For optimal health, each person should be having one healthy bowel movement a day for each full meal they consume.  So if you eat three meals a day you should have a least three bowel movements a day.

Most Americans are shocked to hear that!   In fact, they think having one bowel movement every couple days is normal.  When it comes to weight loss and optimal health and impacted colon can cause a lot of problems.

So one of the tips that I recommend to my clients are to do colon cleanses at least twice a year.  In fact, it is always healthy to have non-chemical intestinal support herbs available for those times when you’re bowel movements become a regular. There is a special one if you eat red meat and another if you have more fish, turkey, or are vegetarian.

Also- most people who may have a ‘movement’ a day- can still be constipated. Your movements should be firm, fluffy and floaty.  If they sink (and stink)– you do no have enough healthy fiber. If they are too runny and wet- you do not have enough bulk.

For people who have a sensitive colon and inconsistent bowel movements, meaning: your cycle is the ‘little ploop, ploop, ploopers (kind of like grapes) one day, then solid the next time, and runny right after that- you need to be careful to cleanse with a gentle bulking cleanse. There are two I recommend. One is flavored apple cinnamon. The other is a berry flavor.

The colon is a muscle and it can be trained to work correctly- even if you are not having the type of movements or frequency you should.  I realize this is a sensitive subject – so if you want to chat privately to get more insight and guidance on how to get ‘moving’- contact me.

During my injury, my intestinal system shut down. Literally.  For a while there I was only having a movement about once a week to week and a half. Not fun. I was able to regain my colon health completely naturally – and still have a strong healthy colon today.  Pooping is important. It’s good for you- and when it comes to gaining health, vitality (and yes, even weight loss)- this is an area to take care of.

Another key to success for weight loss and gaining vitality is to make sure you drink enough plain water each day.  The body is 75% water, and if we do not drink enough plain water everyday we can actually start to slow down our metabolism and retain the water we have.  (Coffee tea soda juice, adult beverages are not water.)  Water is water-  and the body understands that. You can actually drink a lot of liquids and still be dehydrated.

Another success tip is to make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep each day.  The body needs to go back into a repair mode, and it does that when sleeping.

To recap the leadership health learning lesson today:

l.  Cleanse out the old garbage and impacted food

2.  Start to give yourself new nutritionally dense food

3.  Eat these smaller meals every 2-3 hours. ( Goal: at least 6 meals a day- include lean and green food)

4. Supplement with high quality supplements because the food that we eat does not bring with it the nutrition it once did.

5. Get a health coach– someone to help you through the changes and be a champion for your success.

6. Drink ½ your body weight in pure water each day

7. Sleep for at least 7 hours each night

Bonus: After a couple weeks on a new food intake program, introduce movement, (exercise) to help pick up your metabolism and add lean muscle.

Here’s to getting you MOVING for health!

Debbra Sweet

How I Lost 33 lbs of fat and have kept it off- part 1

In response to my posts and questions about how I lost weight and have kept it off, I will do my best to share what I’ve learned over the years. Part of what I am sharing, you may have heard before. Other parts of what I share may be new to you.  Being someone who has struggled with weight issues my whole life; I am pleased to share what I have learned and what I do to keep an optimal shape for health and vitality.

TSFL-Before-After-Deb-Images

The first thing to understand for short term and long term success is that small changes that are done consistently, and with support of others, produce better results for long-term success.

The big picture basics for losing weight are here:

One: consume less calories each day.

Two: for most people, reducing their calorie intake for fat release will mean eating only about 1000 two 1200 calories per day.

Three: while you reduce your calories and adjust for long-term success, you want to eat nutrient dense food.

Bonus: Start your day with a small, nutrient dense breakfast- and then eat little meals every 3 hours. This keeps blood sugar levels evened out and your natural energy high.

Nutrient dense food is food that has lower calories, but higher nutritional value.  This becomes important for your weight loss in the long-term success, because the body will feel full with less food and less calories.  The sense of full helps stop eating too many calories.

The American diet, typically is filled with high calorie, chemical nutrient weak food.  This is why people are who consume a large amount of food in one sitting can still feel hungry.  Part of why they feel hungry, is that their body is not getting the actual cellular nutrition it needs to be healthy and function with vitality.

Did you know the average person consumes about 3500 calories a day!!!  It’s no wonder so many people are overweight. We only need about 1500-1800 a day to stay healthy, fit and active.

One of the easiest ways to acclimate to eating, lower calorie nutrient dense food is through program called Take Shape For Life. In fact, it was this program that I followed that helped me quickly and safely release 33 pounds of fat.  I did this over two years ago and have still kept the weight off!

Take Shape For Life is founded on the belief system of eating 5 nutrient dense meal replacements a day (to get used to eating smaller, calorie controlled meals) and one lean and Green meal a day for the 6th meal. The lean and green is a meal you make.  It’s based on whole foods- and you get to learn experientially how to make nutrient dense, portion controlled food.

This program is flexible (they have over 72 premade meals to choose from each month) and you get to decide when you want your daily lean and green. Breakfast, lunch, dinner- the choice is yours. They give you guidelines of food options to choose from and how much to eat. If you love to cook- you will enjoy these food options. If  you simply do the basics- this is very easy to do also.

The reason this program is so successful is you get FREE support with health coaches who have gone through the program themselves.  (As  your health coach  I understand some of the challenges and emotional or mental triggers that can cause you to over eat.)

For many people, food has attachments emotionally.  Some people eat when they’re stressed.  Some people eat when they’re bored.  Some people eat when they’re frustrated.  Sad or depressed.  Some people eat when they’re happy.  Some people turn to food to stuff their emotions.  So they don’t have to feel them.  Personally, I can relate to all of them.

The food that is used on the Take Shape For Life program is made by a company called Medifast.  Medifast was only available through doctors for many years. This food program has been helping thousands of people achieve successful long-term weight loss for over 30 years.  It is medically proven to be very safe and the food works because it is nutritionally dense, calorie controlled, very affordable and very convenient.  You don’t have to measure, count points, or even worry about having how you will fix your food on the go or at work. It’s grab and go- and tastes good.

The grab and go meals are the foundation that help your body acclimate to a reduced calorie intake. Yet the food is so nutritionally dense that you start to understand and experience what it is like to be full and satisfied on a smaller amount of food.

Studies have been done as to why so many people eat at the drive through. It’s not for flavor or cost.  The number one reason was : Convenience!!   What is great about the Take Shape for Life program is that it is SUPER Convenient.

The better parts are here: Rather than consume a 1000 calorie drive through burger in one meal-you can have 6 nutritionally dense, healthy meals a day!  Also- rather than drop $3-5 (0r more) for each stop you make for food on the go… the Take Shape for Life meals are only about $2 each.   Starting on the program is not an ‘in addition to’ food cost. It’s an ‘instead of’ adjustment of choice of food you eat.

Many of my clients are initially concerned in the beginning that they’re going to always be hungry.  I get to hear the same testimonial each time, though.  And that is, they are very thrilled and surprised at how full they always feel.  This is motivating for them during their weight loss and fat release phase.  I experienced the same concerns, and the same positive results.

This is part one of how I lost my weight. In fact, it was the easiest and most rewarding part! If you are ready to lose weight and keep it off- today is the day to start.

Call or email me and let me show you how this program can help you like it did me and many others I know!  I also offer online webinars on this subject and other health related topics for more details.  If you are interested in those, contact me and we can set them up.

Here’s to helping you be your best,

Debbra Sweet

Health Coach

Action Leadership Specialist

“People MoverI move people to
take action to get lasting results in their life and business”

Caution: Tap Water Ahead! Part 1

tap-waterI heard last week on the local news that the city has decided (again) to ‘add more fluoride’ to our local  water supply.

Most people are unaware of how these little additions…(told to us by the government that they will “help”) are actually very harmful to our body.

These added chemicals are supposed to keep the water source pure and clean. Make it ‘sanitary’ they say.  However, these chemicals, get loaded up in our body and can actually cause problems for us.  Our body works in part as a filter.  Like any filter, you need to clean it and maintain it for the ‘filtering’ to be effective.  Too much toxic build up in the body from chemicals in our water can lead to joint pain, achiness, arthritis type symptoms and more.

For each of us, clean, pure, non chemically loaded water is important.  Our bodies are 3/4 water.   Having as clean of a water source going into our body is very important.   As we grow in our own personal leadership skill sets and decisions for our self and others also should encompass our health and well being.   Leaders are role models.  If you are sick and unhealthy- it is hard to inspire others to greatness.

Below is an article that I wrote about two years ago which was originally published in the San Diego Family Magazine.  I share some of the info I learned about our tap water. It talks about another chemical, chlorine, in the water supply. The issue of more flouride in the water is similar to the chlorine. They are both useful in some applications in life- but harmful if ingested.

Hopefully the info in the article will help you too.  I share about how we made some adjustments to our whole house water supply after learning the details of what is in tap water. If you need an alternate solution for your water supply, here is another  resource for you:  Nature’s Spring RO Water Filter,

Debbra Sweet

Caution: Tap Water Ahead!

By:Debbra Sweet

(c) 2007

Have you ever wondered why so many people don’t drink tap water? The reasons for this vary, but most say it’s because ‘the water doesn’t taste good’. Not surprisingly, your body knows what’s good for you. A recent water quality and safety study revealed that treated drinking water in the US often has higher chlorine levels in it than pool water!

As a mom with two young children, I found that information disturbing. I have always been an avid water drinker, but with the way our tap water tasted and smelled, I found myself drinking less. I even felt more tired and achy when I did. After I heard about the levels of contaminants in the average water piped into a house, I sought a solution—and now I want to share it with you.

Drinking Water Backgrounder
The following info should explain why your drinking water tastes funny: In 1974, Congress turned drinking water standards over to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA then established a national standard for allowable pathogen-causing bacteria and viruses in our drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act in 1986 further reduced the allowable amount of microbial contaminants—and increased the levels of chemicals like chlorine, ammonia and chloramines in the water.

In 1996, the EPA reduced the 1986 levels by almost 80% more. These new requirements were mostly met by increasing the amount of chemicals in the water again.

This has left us with lots of chemicals in our water and researchers are saying has caused a significant health impact. In fact, the EPA has released a study which states ‘exposure to levels of disinfectants over long periods of time may cause health problems, including damage to blood and kidneys.’ (Source: United States Office of Water EPA 816-R-01-014, Environmental Protection (4606) June 2001 Agency, Page 4 Paragraph 6)

What’s A High Level and Why Should Moms Be Concerned?
Here in San Diego, most public pools maintain chlorine levels at 1.5 ppm (parts per million). Common free chlorine levels measured in drinking water throughout San Diego County are approximately 2.15 ppm (with chloramine averaging 4.5 ppm)—that’s a full 30% higher than swimming pool water (Source: City of San Diego Water Department: 2006 San Diego Annual Water Quality Report Pg. 9). Considering that the body is made up of over 70% of water, the very building-block for your health, these numbers are disturbing.

You might be saying, “Well, I only drink bottled water, so this doesn’t affect me.” Unfortunately, you’re not safe: The average person still ingests the equivalent of 8 glasses of unfiltered tap water/day. How can this be, you ask? The answer lies in a study done by Dr. Lance Wallace, a senior scientist at the EPA: he credits two thirds of our chlorine exposure to inhaling/absorbing it while showering.

Apparently, shower steam can contain up to 50 times the chemical levels of tap water because chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize at a lower temperature than water. Inhalation is more harmful since the inhaled chlorine gas (chloroform) goes into the blood stream. Inhaling chlorine has been shown to be a cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children. Also, many of the chemicals in drinking water are linked to everything from sinusitis, sore throat, lung, kidney, rectal & breast cancer.

Today’s Solution.
The best solution at this time is a whole house carbon water filtration system that automatically cleans itself via ‘backflushing’ water. These amazing filters process every drop of water that comes into your home.

With one of these filters, your water will now be free of carcinogenic disinfectants—so it will taste like ‘bottled-water’, you and your children won’t inhale/absorb chemicals in your shower, your hair and skin will feel softer and you’ll extend the life of your appliances and copper pipes.

Call the Experts
I found my solution after talking with ‘CleanWaterMike’ Felsburg, a representative for San Diego-based Aquasource. Aquasource is a pioneer in whole house water filtration systems and ‘CleanWaterMike’ is passionate and knowledgeable about finding solutions to attaining safe tap water.

He explained the differences in systems and the level of water quality I’d receive from them. There are a few different blends and grades of activated carbon: the lowest – bitmous, mid level – pharmaceutical grade and the best – catalytic grade carbon.

At the very least, you want a filter of 100% pharmaceutical grade carbon to remove most of the carcinogens. Pharmaceutical grade carbon will improve water quality but will only slightly reduce the amount of chloramine gases in the water. Catalytic grade carbon has a quicker reaction rate that significantly reduces the amount of chloramine gas in your water…which is the main disinfectant that municipalities use in the water.

With my house water filtered by an Aquasource catalytic grade carbon filter, we’ve noticing a huge difference in how our water tastes, smells, and feels. I’m using less soap and shampoos, cleaning is easier and we’re already feeling better. I’ve become spoiled!

When you learn about the chemical levels in today’s drinking water, there is a moment of shock. But then, if you’ve stopped drinking tap water long ago because of the taste, this information helps it all make sense. Although this information is unsettling, the situation and solution is easy—you have a choice. The first step is to decide how important it is to your family’s health and then whether to install an in-home water filtration system like they one my family chose from Aquasource. You’ll have peace of mind and the tap water will again taste like water should.

Debbra Sweet

Action Leadership Specialist

Health & Wellness Coach

Rid Stretch Marks

Stretch Mark Skin RepairFor women who are just recently pregnant, or people who have had a change in their weight, moisturizers used on the skin may help prevent stretch marks . Though nothing is scientifically proven, anecdotal evidence supports the idea that using moisturizers fortified with vitamin A and vitamin E may help prevent stretch marks. Vitamin A and E are, after all, essential components in the epidermal (skin) maintenance system. Helping your body regulate and in some cases speed up the growth of new skin cells may help reduce the appearance and number of stretch marks when overall body volume is finally lost.

Watching your weight gain during pregnancy, weight lifting or simply for great health,  along with massaging your skin on a regular basis will help prevent and improve the appearance of stretch marks. It should be obvious to most of us that watching what one eats should be a priority in such a health conscious society as we live in. Regulating your weight and overall body volume will reduce the chance of stretch marks. Massaging the skin improves capillary circulation, and promotes new tissue growth. So, pass on that chocolate lava cake and tell your husband or wife that full-body massage  promised to you is long overdue.

After a change in weight or body mass,  if you find you do have stretch marks, here is an amazing product that was originally formulated to help skin cancer patients grow new, healthy, undamaged skin.

I recently started using this revolutionary product on myself for stretch marks, scars and other skin blemishes I’ve had for years. I am very thrilled to share with you an easy, safe and amazingly effective way to not only reduce these visual skin marks, but also it is safe for everyday use on your face too!

It has three patents on the product and has shown to produce incredible healthy skin for many types of skin types.  Two of the main ingredients are Vitamin E and Grape Seed Oil.  These have been shown to may help increase the strength and elasticity of the collagen within your skin.

It’s simple to use: Any where that you want to improve your skin, do your regular nightly bed time routine. all you do is roll this on each night before bed.  Then, once that is done, roll on the Skincerity® Skin Repair. It will create a ‘mask’ on your skin that ‘breathes’- yet stays on you until the morning. The ‘mask’ locks in the nourishing skin regenerating ingredients.

Upon waking up in the morning, simply wash off the Skincerity® mask.  You will begin to notice healthier skin developing with each days use.

Debbra Sweet

http://www.DebbraSweet.com

Spiritually Speaking

From the time we’re born, we seek to learn from those who are around us.  Deep inside people is an inherent desire to search for a ‘higher power’.  Many people feel an emptiness, an aloneness, a ‘hole in their heart’ until they find a higher power.  Along the search to fill that emptiness, the void, people tend to cover or temporarily fill that feeling with other things of the world.  Those actions may temporarily satisfy the desire and cover the feeling of emptiness, but until one connects on a spiritual level with a higher power, those feelings will continue to resurface.

Some people never find the higher power that fulfills. Instead they are content to continue worldly actions that momentarily fill the void, but at the end of the day, they are still empty from true purpose in their life. In some cases, those worldly actions simply destroy their life.

In my search, I found my higher power through biblical truths. I tried many worldly ways to fill that void- but this is what filled it for me.  One biblical truth, one promise that I have come to understand is this:  John 10:10 says:  “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou (you) mayest (may) prosper and be in health, even as thy (your) soul (spiritual life) prospers”. 

This is a mathematical equation.  To have prosperity and health in your life, you need to have spiritual prosperity also.

You need to have balance here too.    If your spiritual life is not healthy, it’s not fed or nurtured, your life is out of balance.  The amount of attention you give and feed your life spiritually will be a direct connection to the amount of abundance and health you will manifest also.

Take the time to nourish your spirit. Take the time to fill that hole with wisdom, knowledge, power and insights if you truly want prosperity and abundance.

Need some ideas on where to start? Need some help dusting off the old ways?  Here’s a great place to begin http://www.GodsWordFirst.org

Every day brings rays of hope and opportunity if you believe

Every day brings rays of hope and opportunity if you believe

 

 

 

Have a blessed and prosperous day!

Debbra Sweet

http://www.DebbraSweet.com