Too hot or too cold to snooze?

Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative for us to be able to function well the next day.  Maybe we go to bed too late… or we are laying in bed for hours but don’t have good sleeping cycles and we wake up too many times and cannot get back to sleep… or our brain is going crazy… or the room is too cold or too warm.  Well, now there is something to ponder.  Is there a optimal sleeping temperature?

Yes, according to an Article by WebMD.  When we go to bed, our body’s internal thermostat, our body’s set point, goes down and if the room is too cold or too hot, our body struggles to achieve the set point and we struggle sleeping.  Between 65 and 72 degrees is the recommended temperature.  Too warm and your body cannot regulate to a cooler temperature and too cold may save on energy bills, but you may be so crabby that won’t matter much.

My family were overnight guests in the basement of a family members’ home and we were freezing…like shivering under multiple blankets. None of us slept well that night.  On the reverse, we have lost power in the sweltering summer heat and laying in bed, hour after hour, with no fan, no air conditioning, just sweat.

So figure out what is the best temperature for you. We are good with 65 degrees, but sometimes the kids complain that it is too cold.  I guess I need to remember our chilly night and perhaps strike a happy medium.  Shivering kept to a minimum and snuggling to the max.  Sweet dreams.

Vicki and her husband Tom created TeamDau Wellness to provide Health, Weight and Stress Solutions That Really Work.  Take a Free Wellness Assessment and utilize their resources to achieve optimal health.  630-745-1120. TeamDauWellness.com

Burn baby burn

You’ve just made it through Phase One!  You are down 23 pounds!  Your knees don’t hurt like they did before!  You actually feel like becoming more active!  Phase Two is the perfect time to start incorporating exercise into your lifestyle now.  Be sure and consult your physician or personal trainer to determine what protocol would be best for you to follow.  There are two basic types of exercising.  Strength training (building muscle) and cardio (elevating the heart rate for cardiovascular fitness).  Experts agree that cardiovascular health is important for over improved quality of life.

Check out this article about cardio workouts. And TeamDau Wellness has found a product that increases the effectiveness of your workouts!  I am so excited about the science behind the Boresha products.  We know they burn the abnormal fat!  Not the structural fat-so your face will not be drawn and you won’t have sunken cheeks- and not the normal fat-so you won’t be lacking energy and dragging through the day.  It is still important complete one full cycle in our Weight Release Program as you reset the hypothalamus by using the hcg drops.  But now, with Boresha, you can keep burning fat in Phase Two (and Three) by adding CodeBreaker to your workout regimen. Has a delicious lemonade flavor and the ability to burn 118% more fat when taken prior to a workout.  If you are taking the time to workout already, why not make it the most efficient as possible, right?

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain.  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Water, water, water

Make sure you are drinking the correct amount of water!  Not enough and your weight may stall or you may get more side effects.  Too much water and you are diluting your electrolytes and may cause muscle cramping or other serious problems.  You should be drinking half of your body weight in  ounces every single day.  As you release weight, you decrease your water.  So a 200 pound person needs to be drinking about 12.5  8-oz servings.

Some fellow TeamDau Wellness Weight Release members shared what methods work for them:

  • Drink water at room temperature- goes down fast and easy.
  • Drink water with a straw.  You get tons more kind of not realizing it.
  • Fill a gallon jug with the amount of water you need for the day and take it to work and fill your glass from it throughout the day.
  • Drink 2 8-oz servings before leaving the house. 2 on the way to work, 2 servings between arrival and lunch, 2 at lunch, etc.
  • Drink your portions by 7pm so you are not up all night.
  • Drink good quality water or your body may not be able to assimilate the hydrating effects of water.  Watch a video about a great system.  The system is also available in a sports bottle form.

Yes you will be going to bathroom frequently!  Every time you go, SMILE AND SAY:  “I’m peeing out the fat! I’m peeing out the fat!”  :-) ( not loudly of course.)

Vicki Dau and her husband Tom started their TeamDau Wellness Weight Release Program in July of 2010.  Based on the HCG Protocol of Dr. ATW Simeons, they have added tracking materials, a cookbook and support to help their members reach their ideal created weight and stay there.  Their mission is to bring Hope and Truth to the frustrated and discouraged.  More information can be found on their comprehensive website  

Boresha is da bomb!

We have already had a great interest in the Boresha products that we introduced last week.  If you missed those articles,  Here is ONE about using Boresha products in Phase One and Here is the OTHER article about incorporating them after Phase One.  We have been learning from one of the board members of Boresha who just happens to be basically in charge of training for ALL of major league baseball.  This company is amazing and we are so excited to be incorporating them into our battle against obesity.  This is yet another tool for your arsenal to burn the fat.  Burn the abnormal fat.  And enjoy the deliciousness while doing it.  If you would like to check out more details about Boresha, visit the website or give us a call.  630-745-1120.  We are actually in the process of revamping our website and will have more information and directs links there as well. But it all takes time.  So I am putting on Stress Away, taking my Life 5 and smiling!

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain.  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120


Cortisol not welcomed here!

When we are under stress, our bodies product cortisol, which tends to deposit fat in the gut.  By reducing the physical effects of stress, we can release weight, or not put it on to begin with.  Two very effective products from Young Living are:

Stress Away:  This unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension.   Apply generously to wrists, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed.


 

Life 5: contains 5 of the most health-promoting and viable probiotic strains ever combined in a single capsule.  Three are considered “super strains” for their ability to not only adhere and out colonize harmful bacteria in the intestines, but to also promote and improve the adherence of other friendly bacteria as well.  These “super strains” boost immunity, improve nutrient absorption and relieve bowel distress.  It is even safe for children and proven that giving probiotic bacteria to children may actually help “prevent allergic disease.”

Order at http://www.youngliving.com/teamdau or Contact Vicki 630-745-8281

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain.  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Discounted price paid for emotional eating

Not on Phase One, but under stress, more than usual, right now, so Tom has been drinking NuvoGene Tea AND has been able to hold his weight and slightly even lose while not being able to resist the temptations to overeat, especially late at night.  He loves the flavor, enjoys drinking it, not just chugging it down.  Being human, coping as best he can, the NuvoGene Tea has allowed him to burn the fat he needs and not pay too high a price for succumbing to emotional eating.

This product is able to target the gene linked to obesity, a factor that Dr. Simeons mentioned in his research.  We still need Phase One as the hypothalamus needs to be reprogrammed to properly regulate fat.  Testimonies about the NuvoGene Tea offer varieties of fat burning successes and reinforce that it is abnormal fat that is burned and inches being lost.

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain?  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Respite for the Phase One slip ups

Not that I am saying you do.  But IF you have cheated on Phase One, you probably put back on the fat you worked so hard to burn, and probably put it on way quicker than it came back off.

We KNOW that Phase One is challenging.  Some people cheat, some people don’t.  Some people can resist temptation, some people can’t.  Some people have an accommodating schedule and some people have business luncheons and family parties and inflexible date books.  Up until now, we have likened this program to God:  forgiving and merciful but also just.  If you cheat, you may not release weight and may even gain, but if you get right back on the proven protocol, you immediately begin to release again.  Well, we still liken it to God, as we have been blessed with some tools that make mercy even more evident than before.

Enter Boresha.  Tom and I were introduced to these products a month ago and have been researching and experimenting on your behalf, as your beloved guinea pigs. These are the results we have found so far and are so excited, we have to share them!  In a nut shell, drinking a NuvoGene Tea by Boresha for each meal that I cheat, slows down weight gain, sometimes negates it and can even allow a little fat burning, even with a slip up, or conscious cheat.

I (Vicki) have been on the drops for the last month, my 7th or 8th cycle.  I did not cheat at all on my first cycle. Just once in my second cycle and I cannot tell you after that.  I can tell you that I have struggled this cycle.  Over and over, however, I started drinking a NuvoGene Tea when I cheated and some days, I ONLY gained a little, like .5 or 1lb, which I normally would have gained 4 lbs overnight. WOW.  I even had days that I still released weight even when I cheated a tiny bit. I also tried the Bskinny Latte and dropped 3 lbs overnight on day 32!  Which we know that after about 29 days, weight release slows down. I also discovered that I am drinking less diet pop as the NuvoGene Tea is tropical fruit flavored and very delicious.  And it is extending the weight release from my usual 28 days to 40!

So here is the TeamDau Wellness Phase One/Boresha protocol:  Take your drops every morning, but IF you cheat, not that I am advocating it or anything… drink a NuvoGene Tea, Bskinny Latte or Bskinny Coffee once or twice day.  Continue drinking your appropriate amount of water for Phase One. Do not take your drops after you have cheated. So you may only be taking drops once a day on days that you cheated.

Here’s the other thing that is wonderful.  The NuvoGene Tea targets the gene that is linked to obesity.  Remember that Dr. Simeon’s talked about obesity being an inherited disorder?  The NuvoGene Tea addresses and targets the root problem.  And we are burning the abnormal fat.

Why do we need Phase One at all then?  Because the hypothalamus needs to be reprogrammed!  Only the HCG drops and phase one protocol have been proven to do that.

If you would like to sample the NuvoGene Tea, come to our Busting the Weight Barrier Workshop next Tuesday.  To order directly, visit the website or call us with any questions.  630-745-1120.

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain?  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Eight is the optimum

Kids?  Glasses of water?  How about hours of rest EACH NIGHT- not per week!  Do you know how important sleep is?  Experts agree that we need a minimum of 6 hours a night, with 8-10 hours being optimum.  Just how important is sleep?  and what are the effects of losing it?  Check out the article  from the American Psychological Association of Why Sleep is Important.

We are so very grateful for the plethora, you like that word, plethora?  We are so very grateful for the plethora of resources at our fingertips to combat our lack of quality sleep.

  • My favorite Young Living Essential Oil is Peace & Calming.   I put a drop on the bottoms of my feet and even on my chest or ears every night.  LOVE the blend of orange, tangerine, patchouli and ylang ylang and blue tansy
  • If my brain won’t shut down, I rub Tranquil Roll-on right on my temples.  If I run it down my jaw as well, I get the added benefit of not clenching my teeth in the night- Double bonus!
  • We keep our cell phones and any electronic equipment, except our clock radio, out of our bedroom.  The electromagnetic energy that is emitted from those devices has a negative effect on our systems and to be exposed to that all night long is not a good idea.
  • Releasing 90 lbs for me and 49 for Tom

    Releasing 49 pounds

    accounts for less snoring and better night’s sleep that is for sure.

  • Can’t wait to get the Nikken sleep system.Plan to start out with the eye mask  but then we want to invest in the mattress topper, pillows and comforters. I got a 5 minute Japanese energy treatment which mimics the effects of a full night’s sleep on the sleep system and felt the positive effects on my body for 2 days following the brief treatment!!

Vicki Dau and her husband Tom started their TeamDau Wellness Weight Release Program in July of 2010.  Based on the HCG Protocol of Dr. ATW Simeons, they have added tracking materials, a cookbook and support to help their members reach their ideal created weight and stay there.  Their mission is to bring Hope and Truth to the frustrated and discouraged.  More information can be found on their Comprehensive website  Order Nikken products directly here.   Order Young Living Products directly here.

Probiotic, big deal?

Why is a probiotic such a big deal in Phase One? Well, most members are releasing 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. of fat per day which translates into 2 to 4 sticks of butter per day, if you can visualize that. Toxins are stored in fat.  When we burn the abnormal, locked away fat, those toxins are released into our system.  Drinking plenty of water help flush out the toxins, but those that enter our digestive track need to be processed.  Toxins may be in the form of bad bacteria and we need good bacteria to fight the bad.  If the bad bacteria, or toxins are not combated in our gut, they can manifest into inflammation and disease like stomach ulcers, gastric cancer, candida, hormone disruption, chronic fatigue, and gastro-intestinal issues like constipation and diarrhea.  A certain virus in our gut has even been linked to obesity, turning normal cells into fat cells.   Like we need anymore of those to be multiplying.  Negative bacteria has long-term consequences and proper microbial balance is imperative.   Young Living’s Life 5 Probiotic contains 5 of the most health-promoting and viable probiotic strains ever combined in a single capsule.  Three are considered “super strains” for their ability to not only adhere and out colonize harmful bacteria in the intestines, but to also promote and improve the adherence of other friendly bacteria as well.  These “super strains” boost immunity, improve nutrient absorption and relieve bowel distress.  It is even safe for kids and proven that giving probiotic bacteria to children may actually help “prevent allergic disease.”  Give it a try for a month, and let us know how you feel.

Remedy for Great Gut Health!

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain.  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Speed Eating

Busy, busy, busy.  On the go.  Squeeze one more thing in.  Oh, shoot, I need to eat first, or I haven’t all day and I am starving but don’t have the time to sit down and eat.  Grab and go.  Shove it in, shove it down.  Did I even taste a bite of it?  I read a part of a book once, “The Slow Down Diet.”  The concepts made sense, but I didn’t finish the book and implement the ideas ’cause I didn’t have the time…

Shoveling the food down not only denies us the sensual pleasure of the tastes and textures of the food we are eating, but prevents us from digesting our food properly, if we have chewed it into halfway digestible pieces to begin with.  Poorly digested food manifests into bad bacteria in our gut and can lead to inflammation and disease.  It is kept at bay by good bacteria.  If it is not, it can cause stomach ulcers, gastric cancer, candida, hormone disruption, chronic fatigue, gastro-intestinal issues like constipation and diarrhea.  A certain virus in our gut has even been linked to obesity, turning normal cells into fat cells.   Like we need anymore of those to be multiplying.  Negative bacteria has long-term consequences and proper microbial balance is imperative.  Enter Young Living’s Life 5 Probiotic. It contains 5 of the most health-promoting and viable probiotic strains ever combined in a single capsule.  Three are considered “super strains” for their ability to not only adhere and out colonize harmful bacteria in the intestines, but to also promote and improve the stickiness of other friendly bacteria as well.  These “super strains” boost immunity, improve nutrient absorption and relieve bowel distress.  It is even safe for kids and proven that giving probiotic bacteria to children may actually help “prevent allergic disease.”    So, slow it down, chew it up and take a Life 5 before you go to bed.

Remedy for Speed Eating

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness, partners on the journey to optimal health.  Their family of 9 has been antibiotic free for 23 years and they collectively have dropped 240 pounds last year.  They wish to help you improve the quality of live especially in the areas of low energy, lack of quality sleep, pain or weight gain. Consider them “wellness brokers”  offering personalized protocols and support on the journey to optimal health.

Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120